, Port Arthur, Texas


July 5, 2007

Obituaries for Friday, July 6, 2007

Services Today

Nettie Ellis. Broussard’s Mortuary Chapel in Nederland. 10 a.m.

Donald Goudeau. Levingston Funeral Home in Groves. 2 p.m.

Death Notices

Mark Whitehead, 39, of Nederland died Wednesday, July 4, 2007 at his residence. Broussard’s Mortuary in Nederland.

Alice Morales, 77, of Lumberton died Tuesday, July 3, 200 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home.

Lillian Gaspard, 82, of Bridge City died Thursday, July 5, 2007 at her home. Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home.

Lonnie Thomas, 75, of Port Arthur died Tuesday, July 3, 2007. Gabriel Funeral Home.

Marty Adams, 54, of Port Arthur died Wednesday, July 4, 2007. Gabriel Funeral Home.


Mr. Willie Lee Samuels

PORT ARTHUR - Willie Lee Samuels, 68 of Port Arthur died Monday, July 2, 2007 at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas. A native of Mansfield, Louisiana, he was a resident of Port Arthur for 46 years and retired from Laborers Local No. 183.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Emmaline Samuels Freeman and George Marshall and one brother, R.E. Freeman. Survivors include: one daughter, Demetra Board of Beaumont, TX; brothers and sisters, Fred Samuels, Fannie and Annie D. Freeman, all of Grand Cane, LA, John Lee and Mercie D. Freeman of Shreveport, LA and Emma Lee Freeman of California; 2 granddaughters; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A wake is scheduled from 7 until 8 p.m. Friday, July 6, at Mercy Funeral Home in Mansfield, LA. Funeral service is scheduled for 12 noon Saturday at St. Mark Baptist Church in Holly, LA. Burial will follow in St. Mark Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Mercy Funeral Home.

Mark Keith Kasper

PORT ARTHUR - Mark Keith Kasper, 50, of Port Arthur, Texas died Monday, July 2, 2007 at UTMB in Galveston, Texas.

Mark was born on August 28, 1956 in Port Arthur, Texas to Gilbert A. Kasper and Margie A. Eckenhorst Kasper. He was a lifelong Port Arthur resident and member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Groves. He was an avid hunter and fisherman from the age of 5.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, July 7, 2007 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Groves, Texas with Reverend Richard Turner officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Levingston Funeral Home in Groves. Visitation will be held on Friday evening from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mark was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Wukasch Kasper; grandparents, Walter and Lena Eckenhorst, and Adolph and Gertie Kasper. Survivors include his parents, Gilbert and Margie Kasper of Port Arthur, Texas; brother, Michael Kasper and wife, Sharon of Nacogdoches, Texas; niece, Paula Kasper Gipson of Nacogdoches, Texas; nephew, Phil Kasper of Nacogdoches, Texas; great nieces, Alicia Gipson and Arianna Gipson; numerous friend and relatives. Pallbearers will be Michael Kasper, Phil Kasper, Robert Gipson, Jeff Boudreaux, Joey Boudreaux and Mike Prejean.

Friends wishing may send memorial contributions to: The Lutheran Hour Ministries; 660 Mason Ridge Center; St. Louis, MO 63141.

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