Obituaries

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16
Feb

Syble Eileen Cook

Eileen Cook, 70, of Crystal Beach, TX died Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas in Beaumont.

Syble was a longtime resident of Vidor, before moving to Crystal Beach 10 years ago. She was a retired hair dresser. Syble enjoyed fishing, the outdoors and family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 am and the funeral service at 2:00 pm Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor.

Syble was preceded in death by her husband Louis “Cookie” Cook. She is survived by her sons Robby Odom, Shannon Odom and his wife Jeri, Jarrod Odom and his wife Leyanna all of Vidor, TX, daughters Alana Robinson and her husband Wade of Vidor, TX, Stephanie Cook and her wife Christina of Nederland, TX, 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Thu
16
Feb

In Loving Memory

Mark Allen Wood Jr., 35, of Vidor, Texas, passed away on February 10, 2017. He was born September 5, 1981 in Orange, Texas, to Mark and Cynthia Wood. Mark Allen was in the USMC and was so proud to be called a Marine. He loved it so much he named his beloved dog “Semper Fi.” Family and friends were everything to him. Mark Allen was proceeded in death, by his grandmother, Thiro Mae Wood. Left to cherish his memory is his father Mark Wood Sr., mother Cynthia Wood, sisters, Candice Wood, Katrina Wilson, and Heather Wood. His son is named Mark Allen Rhomi. He also has a niece, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. The Wood family is a large family that goes on forever. Services will be held at First Pentecostal Church in Vidor, Saturday, February 18, at 10:00 a.m.

Thu
16
Feb

Jay D. Bradshaw

Jay D. Bradshaw, 78, of Vidor passed away Sunday, February 12th, 2017 at his residence after fighting a long and courageous fight with COPD. Jay was born in Lilbert, Texas, his parents moved the family to Douglass, Texas in 1947 where he met and married Patsy Molandes and moved to Vidor in 1957 where they raised their only child, Mellisa. Jay was a member of Friendship Bible Baptist Church in Vidor and retired from Local Union #450 where he was a heavy equipment operator. Jay served his country in the US Army. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Jay also raised cattle. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Lairds Funeral Home in Nacogdoches, Texas. Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Memorial Fuenral Home of Vidor. Burial will take place at Bonaldo Cemetery in Nacogdoches, Texas. Jay was preceded in death by his parents Dewey “Buck” and Ida L. Bradshaw.

Thu
16
Feb

Carolyn Weeks Thomas

1938 - 2017

Carolyn Weeks Thomas, 78, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Canyon Lands Care Center in Moab, Utah.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents Nellie Knippers Weeks and William O. Weeks. Also her sister Delores Weeks Courmier.

She is survived by two daughters, Amber Sargent, Moab, UT and Kimberly Edwards, Vidor, TX; a son William E. Puckett; six grandchildren and one great-grandson. Carolyn is also survived by her sister Sandra Weeks Allen, Vidor, TX.

At Carolyn’s request, cremation took place and a private family service will take place at a later date.

Thu
16
Feb

Irma Nell Stanley

Irma Nell Stanley, 85, of Vidor, TX died Sunday, February 12th, 2017 at her home surrounded by family. A native of Headland, AL she was a longtime resident of Vidor who loved cooking, dancing, fishing and raising horses. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 14, 2017 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Graveside services will be Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Restlawn Memorial Park. Irma is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Jerry Stanley, 1 daughter; Kathy Jo Shaffer of Ceale, AL, 7 sons; Raymond Barrow and his wife Rebecca of St. Joe, MO, James Barrow and his wife Lisa of Huntsville, TX, David Barrow and his wife Elizabeth of Vidor, Charles “Brad” Barrow and his wife Heather of Vidor, Jerry Wayne Stanley and his wife Ann of Vidor, Terry Stanley and his wife Christi of Vidor and Mike Stanley and his wife Christine of Vidor, 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Thu
16
Feb

Michael James Bast Sr.

Michael “Mike” James Bast Sr., 73, of Beaumont, died Sunday, February 12, 2017, at his residence.

He was a native of Beaumont. He lived in Houston and moved back to Beaumont 40 years ago. He was a member of Pipefitters Local 195/211.

A gathering of family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 17, 2017, at Broussard’s, Beaumont. His funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 18, 2017, at Broussard’s. His interment will follow at Memory Gardens of Jefferson County, Nederland. There will be a gathering of family and friends at West End Baptist Church, Beaumont, following the service at the cemetery.

Thu
16
Feb

DeDe Keene

DeDe Keene, 68, of Vidor, died Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at home.

A native of Beaumont, she was a longtime resident of Vidor.

A graveside service will be held Friday, February 17, 2017 at Del Rose Cemetery at 10:00 a.m.

She is survived by her husband, Dale Keene; son, Joey Richlen of Fredericksburg; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters Patricia Homeyer of Boise, ID, Gwen Trahan of Patterson, LA, Sandra Jones of Vidor, and Donna Fox of Jasper; and brother, William Lowe of Vicksburg, MS.

Thu
16
Feb

Jeff Robin Jr.

Jeff Robin Jr, 49, died Friday, February 10, 2017 at his residence in Vidor, Texas, following a very long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family.

He leaves behind his daughter Emily Robin, grandson Braeden Robin, the love of his life Tracy Robin, his mother Shirley Robin, brothers Tommy and Gary Robin, Sisters Ginger Buford and Nancy Bailey, and numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.

He was preceded in death by his father J.D. Robin Sr.

As a child, Jeff spent his time playing baseball, and working in the family grocery store and firework stand. Jeff was known by the neighborhood kids for the many football and baseball games he hosted in his family’s field.

Jeff was a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family and friends. Jeff was a proud father and grandfather. His memory will be cherished by his family and friends.

Tue
14
Feb

Syble Eileen Cook

Eileen Cook, 70, of Crystal Beach, TX died Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas in Beaumont.

Syble was a longtime resident of Vidor, before moving to Crystal Beach 10 years ago. She was a retired hair dresser. Syble enjoyed fishing, the outdoors and family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 am and the funeral service at 2:00 pm Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor.

Syble was preceded in death by her husband Louis “Cookie” Cook. She is survived by her sons Robby Odom, Shannon Odom and his wife Jeri, Jarrod Odom and his wife Leyanna all of Vidor, TX, daughters Alana Robinson and her husband Wade of Vidor, TX, Stephanie Cook and her wife Christina of Nederland, TX, 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren

Tue
14
Feb

Bob “Bobby” Lawler

Bob “Bobby” Lawler, 76, of Mauriceville, died Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at Baylor St. Luke Medical Center in Houston.

Born in Orange, he served as the Vice President of Harding and Lawler, Inc. prior to his retirement.

Funeral services were held at 6:00 p.m. Friday, February 10, 2017, at First Baptist Church of Mauriceville. Cremation will follow under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Kliesch Lawler of Mauriceville; daughter, Sherri Lawler of Mauriceville; daughter, Kelli of Friendswood; granddaughter, Ashlea Claybar of Baton Rouge, LA; grandson, Stephen Small of Friendswood; brother-in-law, Ron Kliesch of Ingram;

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Mauriceville, PO Box 56, Mauriceville, TX 77626.

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