Lynette Moss Bottoms, First Baptist Church, Port Neches, 11 a.m.
Thomas D. Foley, Clayton Thompson Funeral Home, 10 a.m.
Linda Collida Stutts, Levingston Funeral Home, Groves, 10 a.m.
Jeff Reid Felder Jr., 85, of Groves, died Wednesday, April 11, 2007. Levingston Funeral Home, Groves.
Wayne L. Granger, 70, of Orange, died Wednesday, April 11, 2007. Claybar Funeral Home, Orange.
Mary Leon, 74, of Port Arthur, died Tuesday, April 10, 2007. Hannah Funeral Home.
Julie Martinez, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, April 11, 2007. Levington Funeral Home, Groves.
Addie Newman, 90, of Groves, died Thursday, April 12, 2007. Levingston Funeral Home, Groves.
GROVES - Addie Newman, 90, of Groves, Texas died Thursday, April 12, 2007 at Magnolia Manor. Addie was born on June 8, 1916 in Mornings Port, Louisiana to Joseph E. Revia and Josephine Payton Revia. She was a lifelong area resident. Having a giving heart, she spent much of her life helping her family when needed. Her hobbies included cooking, sewing, gardening, and quilting which she used to bless every child and grandchild in her family. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church for 50 years and attended First Baptist Church of Groves for 10 years. She was a member of the Gray Ladies and worked at St. Mary Hospital and also with the Salvation Army and Red Cross. In 1950 she helped establish the First Baptist Church of Smith Point. For many years Addie showed her many talents by catering weddings, baking wedding cakes and birthday cakes. Addie and Hollis were married for 62 years, they enjoyed going to the beach where they spent many years at their beach cabin with family and friends. So many family gatherings were spent in their back yard enjoying seafood that was so lovingly prepared. Christmas was always special to Addie because she never forgot to bring presents, goodies, and groceries to her brothers and sisters. One of the best stories about Addie was when she found a needy lady at the VA Hospital, she took off her dress and gave it to the lady and then had to wear a tarp from her car.
After she had her first stroke and was confined to bed her family came to her rescue. In 1997 her son Tommy passed away and in 1998 Addie and Hollis sold their home and moved to Silsbee. After the death of her husband she became disabled and was confined to a wheelchair, her favorites thing to do was watch THE PRICE IS RIGHT and play dominoes. She spent her last years between Silsbee and Groves with her daughters Jerry and Nancy. In January after having another stroke she moved to Magnolia Manor where many friends and family came to visit. Addie now has gained entrance into heaven and has wings to fly. We are going to miss her terribly but are so happy for her because now she can see and walk which are things she hasn’t been able to do for years. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 14, 2007 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves, Texas with Dr. Joe Worley officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 13, 2007 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hollis Newman; son, Tommy Newman; sisters, Mary Cartlidge, Edna Gau; brothers, Edgar Revia, Louis Revia, Charlie Revia, George Revia, Bill Revia, and Claude Revia. Survivors include her daughters, Nancy Dodson of Groves, TX and Geraldine Allen and husband, Terry of Silsbee, TX; sister, Lee Nelson of Smith Point, TX; seven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.
Charles KennethLoftin, Jr.
NEDERLAND - Charlie Loftin, 25, of Nederland, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at his home. He was born June 11, 1981 in Port Arthur to Kenneth and Belinda Loftin. He was a resident of Nederland for three years. He was a graduate of Port Neches - Groves High School. Charlie was the assistant manager at Office Depot for the past five years.
A gathering of friends and family will be Friday, April 13, 2007 from 5-8 PM at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home in Groves. Funeral service will be 10 AM Saturday, April 14, 2007 at Clayton Thompson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Charlie is preceded in death by brother, Brent Loftin and sister Lindsey Loftin. He is survived by his wife Krista White Loftin of Nederland; son, Bryce Hayden Loftin of Nederland; parents, Kenneth and Belinda Loftin of Groves; brother, Colton Loftin of Groves; and grandfather, Jesse Noyola.5200 W. ParkwayGroves, Texas(409) 962-8336
Francis “Pamp” White
PORT ARTHUR - Francis “Pamp” White, 77, of Port Arthur, Texas died Monday, April 9, 2007 at his residence.
He was born on March 2, 1930 in Pear Ridge, Texas to Francis White and Gladys Ellis White. He was a lifelong area resident and member of the First United Methodist Church of Port Arthur. He was also an honorary member of the UMW bazaar fudge committee at First United Methodist Church of Port Neches. He retired from Texaco Marine Department as a seaman boilermaker. He was a retired member of Boilermakers Local 587 and a Merchant Marine veteran. A memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 14, 2007 at First United Methodist Church in Port Arthur with Reverend Todd Jordan officiating under the direction of Levingston Funeral Home in Groves, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Jackie Girouard; and brother, Maryland Dee White. Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Mary White of Port Arthur, Texas; daughters, Mary Ann Bescher and husband, Don of Port Arthur, Texas, Pamela Coffman and husband, Lynn of Groves, Texas; son, Howard White and wife, Janice of Star City, Arkansas; brothers, Derrel Wayne White and wife, Mary of Port Arthur, Texas, J.D. White and wife, Barbara of Groves, Texas. He was the proud grandfather of seven granddaughters, Missy Desormeaux and husband, Darrell, Tina Roberson and husband, Jay, Ashley Leman and husband, Michael, Sarah Coffman, Candie Thompson and Corey, Kayla White, and Kerrie White; great-grandfather to three great grandsons, Caleb Desormeaux, Sawyer Roberson, Everett Leman; and one great-granddaughter, Hayleigh Roberson. A special thank you to Hospice of Texas for their loving support of our husband, dad, and grandpa. Friends wishing may send memorial contributions to, First United Methodist Church of Port Arthur, PNG Educational Foundation or your favorite charity.
Jeff Reid Felder, Jr.
GROVES - Jeff Reid Felder, Jr., 85, of Groves, Texas died Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at Promise Specialty Hospital in Nederland, Texas.
Jeff was born on September 21, 1921 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Jeff Reid Felder, Sr. and Effie Grace Miller Felder. He was a resident of Groves for 60 years and retired from Gulf Oil after 36 years of service as a sheet metal worker. He was a World War II, U.S. Navy veteran.
Graveside services were held at Greenlawn Memorial Park with Reverend Gaither Bailey officiating under the direction of Levingston Funeral Home in Groves, Texas. Survivors include his wife, Helen Felder of Groves, TX; son, Jeff Felder, III and wife, Linda of Port Arthur, TX; sisters, Nell Rogers and husband, John, and Glory Bennett all of Denham Springs, LA; brother, Dean Felder and wife, Betty of Murphyburg, TN; grandchildren, James R. Felder of Stafford, TX, Camille Luke and husband, Tim of Pearland, TX; great-grandchildren, Andrew Luke and Peter Luke.
Charlene Gauthier Evans
PORT ARTHUR- Charlene Gauthier Evans, 52, of Port Arthur, Texas died Friday, April 6, 2007.
Charlene Gauthier Evans was born on January 11, 1955 in Beaumont, Texas to Charlie and Geneva Gauthier. She was a resident of Port Arthur for 28 years. After 20 years of dedicated service, she retired from Wal-Mart in 2005. Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 14, 2007 at West Beulah Baptist Church in Beaumont, Texas with Pastor R.E. Campbell officiating, under the direction of Gabriel Funeral Home in Port Arthur, Texas. Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2007 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at West Beulah. Charlene was preceded in death by her father, Charlie Gauthier; sister, Sheryl Jean Gauthier; brother, Robert Anthony Gauthier.
Survivors include her devoted husband, Jourious Evans, Jr.; sons, Jourious Evans III (Tabitha), and Devin James Evans; grandson, Jacari Dominique Evans, Port Arthur, TX; mother, Geneva E. Gauthier; sister, Linda Gauthier Malbrough (Cliff), and Marcia Gauthier, Beaumont, TX; brothers, Donald Gauthier, Michael Gauthier (Sherry), Rev. Harold Gauthier (Mia), Houston, TX, and Darryl Gauthier (Moshonda), Euless, TX; sister-in-laws, Cynthis Clark, Pantheia Evans, Houston, TX; brother-in-law, Jonathan Evans, Port Arthur, TX. Also a host of relatives and friends.
PORT ARTHUR- Floyd Ware, 97, of Port Arthur, passed away, April 10, 2007 at St. Mary Hospital. He was born on September 22, 1909 in Kingston, LA.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Rock Island Baptist Church. Funeral services are scheduled at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Airon Reynolds, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Live Oak Cemetery in Nederland, TX, under the direction of Gabriel Funeral Home.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Rosie L. Ware. He is survived by one daughter, Edna M. Reynolds (Rev. Airon Reynolds, Jr.) of Port Arthur; two sons, Larry Bates (JoAnn) of Port Arthur, and Percy Freeman of Texas City, TX; three granddaughters, Shaila Bledsoe (Derick) of Las Vegas, NV, Melanie Bates of Beaumont, and Christy Freeman of Texas City; four grandsons, Airon Reynolds III, of Port Arthur, Eric Bates of Beaumont, Darryl Coleman of Atlanta, GA, and Reginald Freeman of Texas City; one great grandson, Jacob Bledsoe of Las Vegas, NV; one god child, Nina G. Stelly, and a host of other relatives and friends.
PORT ARTHUR - Earnestine “Money” Miller, 69, passed away on April 5, 2007. She was born on April 3, 1938 to the union of Obie and Ellestine Johnson in Leesville, Louisiana.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 14th, 2007 from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. with funeral services starting at 11 a.m. Services will be held at Rock Island Baptist Church, 549 W. 11th Street, Port Arthur.
She leaves to cherish her love, her devoted husband, Albert “A.B.” Miller; their children, Cedric (Jennifer) Miller of Springs, TX, Erica (Harold) Tatmon of Galveston, TX, Rhonda (Ransom) Howard of Port Arthur, TX, Melvin “Precious” (Tony) Pratt of Seattle, WA; one brother, Levy Johnson Sr. of Leesville, LA; grandchildren Trena (Clarence) Jones of League City, TX, Jamie and Joanie Foster, Christopher, Harold, and Justin Tatmon, Ransom, Ryan, and Regan Howard, Noah and Niyah Pratt; two brothers-in-law, Oscar K. Miller of Port Arthur, TX and George Johnson of Leesville, LA; sisters-in-law, Leola Smith of Leesville, LA and Alice Miller of Denver, CO; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Earnestine “Money” Miller will be greatly missed by the lives she truly touched with her giving spirit.
Barbara June Fletcher Ledger
GROVES - Barbara June Fletcher Ledger, 75, of Groves, TX, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2007. She was born to Truman and Oneta Fletcher on January 20, 1932 in Turnersville, TX and was raised in Moshem and Temple, TX. Barbara lived in Rockdale from 1954-1958 and resided in Groves thereafter. She was united in marriage to Fred Ledger in 1948. She was owner and operator of a grocery store in Groves until 1980. She was a member of West Groves Church of Christ. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, educational television, novels, reading her bible and attending church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Fred Merrill Ledger; son, Ricky Ledger; twins, Jane Katherine and Jeffrey Carl Ledger; brothers, Terry and Truman Fletcher. Survivors include: daughters, Brenda Judice and husband, Larry of Bridge City, Texas, Freddie Robinson and husband, J.W. of Groves, and Robin Cropper and husband, Charles of Groves; brothers, Kenneth Fletcher of New Braunfels, Bill Fletcher of Smithville, and Dale Fletcher of Temple; sisters, Wanda Pyeatt of Temple, Linda Rammage of Colleyville, Judy Taylor of Temple, and Co Fletcher of Smithville; along with 15 grandchildren and 19 great- grandchildren.
T.W. “Ted” Kimball
LABELLE - T.W. “Ted” Kimball, 71, of LaBelle, Texas died Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, Texas. Ted was born on April 27, 1935 in Port Arthur, Texas to Theodore Anthony Kimball and Isabella Pietz Kimball. He was a lifelong area resident and retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Plant after 30 years of service. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and U.S. Army veteran.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 14, 2007 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Port Arthur with Reverend Stephen McCrate officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Levingston Funeral Home in Groves, Texas. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 13, 2007 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with a Vigil Service conducted at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Kimball of LaBelle, Texas; daughters, Melanie Buchanan and husband, Paul of Brooksville, Florida, Kay Hicks and husband, Ronnie of Groves, Texas, Wendy Wilson and husband, Guy of Port Arthur, Texas; sons, T. Wade Kimball and wife, Olga of LaBelle, Texas, Thad Kimball and wife, Janci of Beaumont, Texas; brother, Eric “Peanut” Kimball and wife, Shera of Groves, Texas; ten grandchildren. Friends wishing may send memorial contributions to: St. Jude Children Hospital of Houston.
Eran Martin Frank
PORT ARTHUR - Eran Martin Frank was born in Abbeville, LA. She was a resident of Port Arthur for 80 years. She was a member of Sacred Heart-St. Mary Parish.
She was preceded in death by 2 sisters and 8 brothers. She leaves to mourn & cherish her memory: one daughter, Gloria Garlow & son-in-law, Ewell; two grandchildren, Kerry Garlow and Judy Garlow, both of Houston, TX.
Funeral services will be held at Sacred Heart - St. Mary Parish, 10:00am on Saturday April 14, 2007 with visitation from 8am- 9:30am. Local arrangements are under the direction of Gabriel Funeral Home.
Daniel Jones, Sr.
Daniel Jones, Sr., was born on December 8, 1946 to the late Stewart and Lucille Jones in China, TX. Daniel resided in Stowell, TX. He was a faithful member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church of Stowell. He was employed for twenty-five years with Chevron Phillips in Port Arthur, TX. until his health failed him. Daniel left his earthly home at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2007. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lura Nell Jones and two brothers, Stewart Jones and James Jones.
Daniel is survived by his loving and devoted wife, JoAnn Jones of Stowell/Winnie, TX.; five sons, Daniel Jones, Jr. (Laura), Frederick Jones (Jennifer), Carl A. Jones (Glinda), Bobby R. Jones (Amanda), Eric Miller (Toya) all of Beaumont, TX.; two daughters, Trinell Smith (Jerry), Erica Miller all of Port Arthur, TX.; three sisters, Ida Deshotel (Buster) of Cheek, TX., Mary Alice Jones of China, TX., Velma Young of Beaumont, TX.; four brothers, M. C. Jones (JoAnn) of China, TX., Curtis Jones of Cheek, TX., Ezekiel Jones (Katherine) of Stowell, TX., Melvin Jones (Sammie) of Texarkana, TX.; twenty-one grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be 12:00 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2007 at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 303 First Street in Stowell with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Broussard’s 134 W. Buccaneer Dr. in Winnie. A gathering of family and friends will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the church.
Mary Alice Rochelle Leon
PORT ARTHUR - Mary Alice Rochelle Leon, a lifelong resident of Port Arthur, Texas, died Tuesday April 10, 2007 after a long illness. She was the oldest daughter of Jesse Mae Castillo Stevens. She was a member of Christian Faith Baptist Church and New Spirit Baptist Church. She attended Lincoln High School and Lamar University.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Jessie Castillo Stevens; daughter, Sheree’ Cockrell Allen; two sisters, Florestine Castillo and Vela Castillo. Ms. Leon is survived by one daughter, Tualla Rochelle of Pearland, Texas; grandsons, Waymen Cockrell of Houston, Texas and Joshua Moses of Pearland, Texas; granddaughter, Amber Alix of Pearland, Texas; great-grandson, Devin Cockrell of Port Arthur, Texas; niece, Florestine Castillo Porter of Richardson, Texas; two great-nieces, Vanessa Castillo and Lashandria Castillo of Dallas, Texas; and a host of great great nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held Saturday, April 14, 2007 from 1pm to 2pm at Hannah Funeral Home. Celebration services will follow at 2pm with Ministers Mary Higgins and Lula Hayden officiating.
Henri Jean(Glover) Irvin“Peaches”
PORT ARTHUR - Henri Jean Glover Irvin, departed this life on Wednesday, at 2:36 a.m. at her home. Services are scheduled at Thomas Blvd Church of Christ, on Saturday, April 14, 2007 at 2 p.m. Bro. Frank Hamilton will officiate. Survivors include her parents, Henry and Penny Glover of Port Arthur; her children, Troydon Glover of Port Arthur, Eddrain (Tamara) Jackson of Houston, TX and Chancey (Derrick) Doyle of Germany; six grandchildren, two nieces, three nephews, and a host of family and friends.
Barry Craig Chatagnier
WICHITA, KA - Barry Chatagnier, 52, of Wichita, Kansas passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2007 in Irving. He was a resident of Wichita, Kansas for 10 years. He worked most of his life as a carpenter. He also served his country in the U.S. Army. He is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Roberta Chatagnier; and three brothers, Larry, Scott, and Stacey Chatagnier. Barry is survived by his daughter, Amy of Dallas and grandson, Austin. He is also survived by brothers Harlan Chatagnier of Sabine Pass, Tracey Chatagnier of Dalls; sisters, Darvis Eldridge of Sabine Pass, and Lanice Tater of Groves.
There will be a Graveside service at a later date at the Veterans Cemetery.5200 W. ParkwayGroves, Texas(409)962-8336