, Port Arthur, Texas


May 18, 2006

Obituaries for Friday, May 19, 2006

Belton Ford “Scooter” Freeman, Jr.

CRYSTAL BEACH - Belton Ford “Scooter” Freeman, Jr., age 73, of Crystal Beach passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2006, at Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Scooter was a Beaumont resident for most of his life, and graduated from Beaumont High School in 1950. He retired as co-owner of Sabine-Neches Safety Equipment Company, and he was a United States Air Force veteran.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM Saturday, May 20, 2006 at Broussard’s Nederland Chapel with Reverend Bennie Patillo officiating. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens of Jefferson County in Nederland. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5 - 8 Pm Friday, May 19, 2006 at Broussard’s Mortuary, 505 12th Street, in Nederland.

Survivors include his wife of fifty-one years, Noreen Freeman of Crystal Beach; daughter, Kelly McClelland of Nederland; grandchildren, Brandon Corley, Britney Corley and her fiancé Justin Morrison all of Nederland; and several other relatives including aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Scooter was preceded in death by his parents, Amie and Belton Freeman, Sr., brother, Chalmus Freeman, and son, Kirk Maxwell Freeman.

Brandon “Duke” Mark Johnson

PORT ARTHUR - Brandon “Duke” Mark Johnson was born October 20, 1962 in Port Arthur, Texas. He was a lifelong resident of Port Arthur and attended Lincoln High School. He was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 12, 2006 at Christus St. Mary Hospital. Left to cherish his memories: his mother, Joann Garner (Johnson); and father, Thomas Garner of Port Arthur, TX; one daughter, Joi Abrams; two grandchildren, Jerod Bishop and Jade Abrams of Grand Prairie, TX; two brothers, Devin Garner of Port Arthur, TX and Thomas Garner, Jr. of Colorado Springs, CO; three sisters, Ericka Dodd (Johnson) and her husband, Dwayne Dodd of N. Hollywood, CA, Monica Charles (Johnson) and her husband, Guy Charles of Pflugerville, TX, and Pamela Lewis (Garner) and her husband, Henry Lewis of Houston, TX; two nephews, Gary Warren and Devin “Lil Devin” Garner; four nieces, Dominique Dodd, Garish Warren, Quelindria Pace, Shadasha Barideaux; one great-nephew, Thomas Cole; special uncle, Warren Johnson; and special aunt, Patricia Johnson; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

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