Luther C. Dulaney, Levingston Funeral Home, 11 a.m.
Alvin Otto Huebel Sr., St. Paul Lutheran Church, Smithville, 11 a.m.
Mary Louise Ihle, Ressurection Mausoleum Greenlawn Memorial Park, 1 p.m.
Virginia Mershon, Levingston Funeral Home, 2 p.m.
David Norris, Oak Bluff Memorial Park, 10 a.m.
Brandi Jo Thibodeaux, Levingston Funeral Home, 2 p.m.
Robert Michael Thomas, Sr., Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home, 10 a.m.
Stacy Johnson, 32, of Port Arthur, died Wednesday, January 30, 2008. Gabriel Funeral Home.
Jean B. Lanclos, 85, of Groves, died Thursday, January 31, 2008. Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home.
Concepcion Ortiz, 89, of Seguin, formerly of Groves, died Thursday, January 31, 2008. Clayton Thompson Funeral Home.
Trisha Michelle Walton Phelps, 27, of Groves, died Wednesday, January 30, 2008. Clayton Thompson Funeral Home.
Estelle W. Ramsey, 95, of Nederland, died Thursday, January 31, 2008. Broussard’s Nederland.
Roxane Tankersley, 45, of Orange, died Wednesday, January 30, 2008. Claybar Funeral Home, Orange.
Nhi Tran, 76, of Port Arthur, died Thursday, January 31, 2008. Hannah Funeral Home.
Phillis Frances Grillo
PORT ARTHUR - Phillis Frances Grillo, 88, of Port Arthur passed away on Fri day, January 25, 2008, at Methodist Hospital in Hous ton, Texas.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 2, 2008, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Port Arthur with burial to follow at Green lawn Memorial Park in Groves. A gathering of friends and family will take place from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Friday at Gram mier - Oberle Funeral Home in Port Arthur and continue again from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Phillis was born on No vember 1, 1919, in Beau mont, Texas to Vita St. George Rizzo and Pete Rizzo. She had lived in Port Arthur for over sixty-five years and was a homemaker; wife, mother and grandmother who loved to sew, bake, read and travel with her family. Phillis was a member of St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church in Port Arthur.
Survivors include her daughters, Frances Robert son of Parks, Louisiana, Vita Hardin and husband Char les of Buna and Mary O’Neil and husband Patrick of Richmond; grandchildren, Phillis Castille and her hus band Ricky, Leslie Robert son, Stewart Robertson, Branden Mallet, Rowena McDonald and her husband Gary and Gabrielle O’Neil; great grandchildren, Garett Felix-Michael Smith and Dalton-Paige Smith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Felix Grillo, Sr. and son, Felix Grillo, Jr.
“To Our Beloved Mother”
Letting you go home was a hard thing to do. But the picture of our little Italian girl meeting her little Italian boy, her best friend, her soul mate and her beloved son….and our family mem bers whom we loved so much was the best thing to do. To our matriarch, mother, grandmother, great grand mother and best friend; we honor your memory by say ing we all adored and loved you so much.
We thank you for your guidance, your unconditional love you showed us in your life……From the scratched knees to the spelling words to the encouragement of that soft little wink you gave when needed. The examples of life lesson where upon meeting a stranger to quickly making them feel welcome into that beautiful world of yours.
Your world where every thing and everyone was equal, happy and every prob lem had a happy ending. We will stay a family in your honor and cherish each other more and make you proud.
Benjamin Earl Goodwin
Benjamin Earl Goodwin, 76, of Bridge City, died Wednesday, January 30, 2008, at Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital in Orange, Texas.
Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 1, 2008, at First Baptist Church in Bridge City. Rev erend Bob Boone will offici ate. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.
Earl was born September 13, 1931, in Toledo, OH, to Albert and Mabel (LeBlanc) Goodwin.
Earl served in the U.S. Army in 1952-1954 during the Korean War in the 45th Division. He started as a carpenter’s apprentice at Gulf Oil in 1950 and later re tired from Chevron after 38 years where he was supervi sor of building trades.
Earl was a member of First Baptist Church in Bridge City. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge 1345 and the Eastern Star.
Earl loved to do carpentry and garden. He and JoAnn served two summers with Volunteer Christian Build ers in the Pacific Northwest building churches.
He taught Sunday school and was a deacon for over 50 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Mabel Goodwin.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, JoAnn Carter Goodwin of Bridge City; daughters, Sheila Hum phreys and husband Bruce of Arvada, CO; and Patti Franklin and husband Don ald of Houston, TX; grand children, Alan Humphreys, Joanna Humphreys, Colleen Franklin and Cody Franklin; and brother, John A. Good win of Graham, Texas.
Serving as pallbearers will be Kenneth Craig, Steve Goodwin, Albert Gore, Craig Turner, Donald Franklin and Bruce Humphreys. Hon orary pallbearers will be the deacons of First Baptist Church of Bridge City.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ministerial Alliance of Orangefield and Bridge City, 200 W. Round bunch Rd., Bridge City, 77611.
Carolyn Knowles Piletere
NEDERLAND - Carolyn Knowles Piletere, 68, of Nederland, Texas passed away on Wednesday, Janu ary 30, 2008 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Hous ton. She was born on August 15, 1939 in Nederland, Texas to Thelma Greer Knowles and Harold Knowles. Carolyn was a life long resident of the area. She graduated from Neder land High School in 1957 and Chenier Business Col lege in Port Arthur. She was affiliated with First United Methodist Church in Neder land. Carolyn worked at Price and Company as an ac countant and later as a sales representative. She retired after 15 years of service to the company.
Visitation will be on Fri day, February 1, 2008 from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, Febru ary 2, 2008 in the Thompson Memorial Chapel at Clayton Thompson with Rev. Mal colm Monroe, officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches.
Serving as pallbearers will be Tanner Bass, Tyler Kahla, Kris Kahla, Jeremy Piletere, Ryan Piletere and Chad Piletere. Honorary Pallbearers will be Cade Bass, Quinten Kahla and Derek Brodnax.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her step-father, Francis Wagner. She is survived by her hus band, Henry J. Piletere of Nederland, Texas, her daughters, Julie Kahla of Bridge City, Texas, Kelly Bass and husband Micah of Woodville, Texas, her sons, Brett Kahla of Bridge City, Texas, Scott Kahla and wife Dana of Stowell, Texas along with step-sons, Craig Pile tere and wife Shiela of Port Neches, Texas, Darrell Pile tere and wife Mary of Groves, Texas.
She is also survived by her grandchildren, Tanner Bass, Kaitlyn Bass, Jillian Bass, Cade Bass, Skylar Kahla, Tyler Kahla, Kris Kahla and Quinten Kahla, step grand children, Jeremy Piletere, Ryan Piletere, Teresa Pile tere and Chad Piletere; along with her sisters, twin Marilyn Brown and husband Ronnie of Orangefield, Texas, Connie Berry and husband, Arthur of Beau mont, Texas, Mary Francis Knowles Lundgren of Hous ton, Texas, her brother Judge John W. Knowles and his wife Laura of Port Ar thur along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Those wishing to make do nations, Family request they be made to the Humane So ciety of Southeast Texas, 2050 Spindletop Road, Beau mont, Texas, 77705 in mem ory of Carolyn, in honor of her love for animals.
The Family would like to give a special thank you to all those that sent cards, flowers, and prayers for Carolyn.
Roosevelt Joseph Simon
On Tuesday morning, January 29, 2008, our be loved father, Roosevelt Jo seph Simon, departed this life at his home in Port Ar thur, Texas. Roosevelt was born in Mamou, LA and a resident of Port Arthur, Texas for 68 years. He was born to the late Napoleon Si mon and Edmonia Harris. He was the 3rd of eight chil dren. He was a faithful member of Rock Island Baptist Church and one of the origi nal members of the male chorus for several years. He loved singing for the Lord.
He was a former dedicated employee of Gulf Refinery for 39 years and retired in 1986.
Before his debilitating ill ness, he enjoyed hobbies that included auto mechan ics, lawn and gardening, singing gospel songs acapella, watching western classics and reading the Bi ble.
Roosevelt’s wife of 28 years, Exie Simon, preceded him in death in 1994. Other family members who pre ceded him in death were 4 brothers, Cliff Simon, Hart Simon, Rhinest Simon and Ernest Simon; 3 sisters, Oc tavia Simon, Rose Mary Richard, and Olivia William; 2 sons, Robert Lee Simon and Roosevelt Simon Jr.; 2 grandchildren, Cornell Bush, Jr., Reginald Simon, Sr. and 1 great grandchild, Tamia Thomas.
Roosevelt leaves a host of family members to celebrate his homegoing to the Lord: 2 sons, Sylvester Simon (De brah), Michael Simon (Vickie); 4 daughters, Max ine Simon, Dorcas Hayward (Joel), Pastor Earthell Paul-Branch, and Pastor Rhonda Dixon (Pastor Gary); 3 stepsons, Harold Dotson (Rose), Earl Conley (Marie), and Graylin Briscoe; 7 step daughters, Wealthy DeJohn, Pastor Andrea Jackson (Pas tor Roland), Pastor Pear lanna Carron (Simon), Vanessa Imani Paul (Alex), Minister Ericka Broussard (Danny), Vivian Ballou (Jesse); 36 grandchildren, 49 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchildren, and god child, Vergie Gillis.
A visitation is scheduled from 9 AM until 11 AM this Saturday at Rock Island Baptist Church. Funeral service is scheduled for 11 AM Saturday at Rock Island Baptist Church with Rev. Ranson Howard officiating. Burial will follow in Johnson Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Gabriel Fu neral Home.
Jean M. Lanclos
GROVES - Jean M. Lan clos, 85, of Groves passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2008, at his residence in Groves.
Jean was born on Febru ary 21, 1922, in Opelousas, Louisiana to Celina Robin Lanclos and Jean B. Lanclos. He had moved to Port Ar thur in 1942 and shortly af terward enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in World War II. After serving his country Jean got a job at the Texaco Oil Refinery working as a supervisor in the litho graph department. In 1946 Jean married Rena Stroder and had been happily mar ried to her for sixty-one years and together they had eight children. Jean retired from Texaco in 1979. He was a former member of St. Jo seph Catholic Church in Port Arthur and was a mem ber of St. Peter Catholic Church in Groves; he was also a member of the Ameri can Legion and the Disabled American Veterans. Jean loved gardening, fishing, cooking and most of all being with his family.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 2, 2008, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Groves with Msgr. Ken neth Greig as the Celebrant. Entombment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves. A gathering of friends and family will take place from 4:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Friday at Grammier - Oberle Funeral Home in Port Arthur with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Fri day, February 1, 2008 at the funeral home.
Survivors include his wife, Rena Stroder Lanclos of Groves; sons, Bill Lanclos and wife Becky of Clear Lake, Texas, Ricky Lanclos of Nederland and Greg Lan clos and wife Elly of Port Ar thur; daughters, Pat Harlow and husband Kayo of Port Neches, Nita Lynd of Austin, Melanie McGee and husband Craig of Nederland and Kim Fowler and husband Dwayne of the Woodlands; brothers, Daniel Lanclos and Anthony Lanclos; thirteen grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Jean was preceded in death by his son Dennis Lanclos who passed away in 1999; brothers, Louis Lanclos, Simon Lan clos, Joseph Lanclos; sisters, Flo Peck, Armance Vellion and Ludie Lalonde.
Serving as Pallbearers will be Kayo Harlow, Craig McGee, Dwayne Fowler, Mi chael Lanclos, Chris Jensen and Matt McGee.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to St. Peter Catholic Church 2049 Taft Avenue, Groves, TX 77619 and Hospice of Texas @ 2900 North Street, Suite 100, Beaumont, TX 77706. For those unable to attend services you may sign the “Guest Book” at www.mem.com.
Harold D. Belton
FANNETT - Harold D. Belton, 55, of Fannett passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Brous sard’s in Nederland at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, February 2, 2008. Entombment will fol low in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves. A gathering of the family and friends will be from 8:00am until service time on Saturday at the mortuary.
Harold was a native of San Augustine, Texas and lived most of his life in Beaumont. He loved all sports. Harold was em ployed with Motiva for over 36 years. Harold was a mem ber of Westgate Church of Christ in Beaumont.
Harold is survived by his wife, Brenda Belton of Fan nett; his parents, L.J. and Delores Belton of Port Ar thur; daughters, Amanda Belton of Waco; Amber Bel ton of Houston; sisters, Cynthia Richard and hus band Larry of Fannett, and Tiffany Keys and husband Anheuser of Atlanta, Geor gia.; brother, Clifford Belton of Bremerton, Washington; Aunt, Annie Abram “Auntie Granny” and a host of other relatives and friends.
Complete and updated in formation may be viewed at www.broussardsmortuary.com
Bennie Nola Hilgemeier
PORT NECHES - Bennie Nola Hilgemeier, 95 of Port Neches, Texas passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at Cypress Glen East in Port Arthur. Mrs. Hilge meier was born July 25, 1912 to Clarence and Rosa Barrow in Anahuac, Texas. She has lived in Port Neches since 1999 and was a former resident of Beaumont for 57 years. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Beaumont.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry K. Hilgemeier, son, Henry C. Hilgemeier; six sisters and four brothers.
She is survived by her daughter, Rosie Einkauf and husband Kenneth of Port Neches, brother, G.G. “Duck” Hilgemeier and wife Scarlet of Fannett; daugh ter-in-law, Jane Hilgemeier of Beaumont; niece, Hanne lore Wieting-Zymolka of Ganderkessee, Germany; six grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren and a host of other numerous
nieces, nephews and friends.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Fri day, February 1, 2008 from 4 p.m., until 8 p.m., at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Fu neral services will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2008 at 10 a.m., at St. John’s Lu theran Church located at 2955 S. Major Dr., Beau mont, TX 77707.
In lieu of flowers contribu tions may be made to; Odys sey Healthcare of Beaumont, 550 Fannin, Beaumont, TX 77701.
Cleo Brooks, age 95, died at Cypress Glen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Tuesday, January 29, 2008.
She was born April 20, 1912 in Opelousas, Louisi ana to the late Edmond Jourbet and Selina Lavio lette. Cleo Brooks was a member of St. John Baptist Church. She is survived by a sister, Marie Viltz; a special niece, Doris Arceneaux; two sis ters-in-law, Thomasene Tho mas and Dorothy Thomas; and a host of nieces, neph ews, relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Wil liam “Bill” Brooks; three brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services for Cleo Brooks will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 2, 2008 with visitation from 9:00-11:00 AM at St. John Baptist Church, 801 Grannis Avenue. Rev. Elijah James, pastor, will officiate. Inter ment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
The family would like to thank all the staff at Cy press Glen Nursing and Re habilitation Center and Od yssey Hospice for their help and support.
Hilda Smith Stelly
Hilda Smith Stelly, 80 of Port Arthur, passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at Christus St. Mary.
Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. service time, Saturday, February 2, 2008 at First Sixth Street Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Morris officiating. Burial will follow in Live Oak Cemetery under the direc tion of Gabriel Funeral Home.
Survivors include: son, Robert Smith (Karen) of An chorage, Alaska; daughters, Cora Walker (Raymond) of Port Arthur, TX, and Marjo rie Brown (Henry) of Ken newick, WA; and brother, Bernice Kemp (Rita) of Port Arthur, TX.
In Remembrance of James (Tiny) Paul
James (Tiny) Paul was born on February 19, 1939 in Church Point, LA to Joseph Paul and Leola Judge. Tiny passed away January 16, 2008 at St. Mary’s Hospital.
He is survived by his niece, Ethel Landry (Jimmy); his nephew, Peter Paul; a spe cial cousin, Mary Dyer (Grif fin); and his provider, Brenda Broxton; and other relatives and friends.
Services were held on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008 at Johnson Cemetery at 9:00 a.m.