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.
Funeral services will be at Gabriel Funeral Home at 2500 Procter Street, Port Arthur, TX on Saturday, May 20, 2006. Viewing of the body will be from 9-11am and service will start at 11am.
Mr. Tommie Hunter Williams
PORT ARTHUR - Mr. Tommie Hunter Williams was born January 29, 1950 to the late Tommie (Tom) Williams and Myrtle Hunter Williams. He was a native and resident of Port Arthur for 55 years.
At an early age, Tommie was baptized by the late Rev. I.G. Gooden, pastor of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. He served in many capacities at the church. He sang with the Men of Hope Choir, worked with the youth in the Saturday School, AWANA Ministry and Vacation Bible School. He also served as the assistant teacher of the Adult Bible Study and was an ordained deacon.
Tommie graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1968. He attended college as an engineering student, spending one year at Southwest Community College in Los Angeles, California and one year at Lamar University in Beaumont.
He was employed by Chevron Refinery until his disability occurred. His survivors include his wife of thirty-one years, Mrs. Cecilie D. Williams; mother, Mrs. Myrtle H. Williams; sister, Sharon Williams Clay; four sons, Tenoah Everette Williams (Melissa), Aldric McCann, Tommie Hunter Williams, III and Caleb Emmanuel Williams (Theresa); four daughters, Petoria K. Williams Bell (Richard), Dorothy Jones Williams (Casey), Helene W. Williams Rogers (Simone) and Cecilie Ida Williams. Other survivors include 8 grandchildren; devoted friends, Joshua Jay Joubert of Orange, TX and Justin Baker of Port Arthur, TX; aunts, Mrs. Della Freeman of Port Arthur, TX, Mrs. Essie M. Williams of Houston, TX; friends, Roderick Blanchette and Ronald Gray; adopted brother, George Eddie Reado of Lake Charles, LA; and a host of other cousins, relatives, and friends.
The visitation will be held at the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday, May 20, 2006 from noon until 2 p.m. Rev. Donald R. Frank will officiate the funeral at 2 p.m. A burial will follow at Live Oak Cemetery under the direction of Gabriel Funeral Home.Lionel
June 8, 1939 May 12, 2006
PORT ARTHUR - Mr. Bazile, 67, a native and lifelong resident of Port Arthur passed away on May 12, 2006. He retired from Texaco Refinery after 25 years of service.
Mr. Bazile is preceded in death by his parents, Earnest and Lonnie Bazile; wife, Shirley Bazile; daughter, Tina Channell; sister, Lula Mae Harmon. He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Lisa McDaniel, Greg Paul (Flora); sisters, Bertha Hall, Ella Herron, Lela Harmon (Ransom), Geraldine Bazile, Joyce Banks (JB), all of Port Arthur and Gloria Chavis of Beaumont; two brothers, Harlon Bazile and Lester Bazile (Mary Ann); mother-in-law, Alberta Gabriel, Aunt Willie Mae Sheilds Robertson; sister-in-laws, Cora Mae Gabriel and Joyce Gabriel; brother-in-laws, Paul Colas and George Colas; 12 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. with viewing from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Eastern Star Missionary Baptist Church under the direction of Gabriel Funeral Home with graveside services held at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Edmond James Nicholas
GROVES- Edmond James Nicholas, 88, of Groves passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2006 at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas.
He was born in Port Arthur, Texas on February 18, 1918 to Margaret and Louis Nicholas. He lived in Port Arthur before moving to Groves in 1950, where he has spent most of his life. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Edmond was a member of Veterans of Foreign War Post #797. He retired from Dupont in Orange as an Operator after 34 years. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Groves. Visitation will be on Friday evening from 5:00PM to 8:00PM with a vigil service at 7:00PM at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday at 11:00AM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park. He is survived by his loving wife, Elner Nicholas of Groves, his three sons, Ray Nicholas and his wife, Melinda of Stafford, Texas, Richard Nicholas of Deer Park, Texas, and Robert Nicholas and his wife, Linda of Port Neches, Texas, nine grandchildren, Kim and her husband, Brent Griffin, Kerry Nicholas, Keith and his wife, Aaron Nicholas, Kevin Nicholas, Kent Nicholas, Aimee and her husband, Ryan Slott, Tish and her husband, Rob Reams, Ashley Nicholas, and Derek Nicholas, as well as his six great grandchildren, and his half sister, Pearl Musick of Jacksonville, Texas.
Johnnie (T-Baby) Lee Cormier
Jan. 17, 1939 May 10, 2006
PORT ARTHUR - Johnnie Lee Cormier, age 67, departed this life May 10, 2006 at Promise Health Care. He was a member of Greater Macedonia Baptist Church where he served in the Male Chorus.
He was born on January 17, 1939to McKinley Cormier and Viola Galloway. Mr. Johnnie L. Cormier was employed at Hall Buck Marine, in Port Arthur, TX for over 20 years.
He leaves behind his beloved Friend, Clemtine Mays; five children, Christopher (Melisia) Cormier of Port Arthur, Kelvin (Barbara) Cormier of Port Arthur, Judy (Ray) Johnson of Florida, Debra Cormier and Jessica (Carl) Soloman of Port Arthur; two brothers, Bobby Gene Cormier of Baton Rouge and Henry Eugene Cormier of Jennings, LA; three sisters, Hesper Seimen of Lake Charles, LA, Magaline Soul of Pomona, CA and Katerine Williams of Los Angeles. He leaves behind 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, McKinley Cormier Jr., Harold Cormier, Willie Cormier, Charles Cormier, Hayward Cormier, Whindy Cormier, two sisters, Willnolis Lewis and Sylvia Prudhumond. The Family of Johnnie Lee Cormier would like to thank Promise Health Care and the ICU unit at Renaissance Hospital. Visitation will be on Saturday, May 20, 2006 from 11 am until 2 pm with funeral services to follow at Greater Macedonia Baptist Church.
Belton Ford “Scooter” Freeman, Jr.