Obituaries

Thu
22
Aug

Earl L. Duhon Sr.

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Earl L. Duhon Sr., age 87, of Vidor, Texas passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2019. He was born November 15, 1931 to Louis Charles Duhon and Alma Turner Duhon in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Earl is survived by his wife, Doris Duhon, son Earl Duhon Jr., daughter Leanne Phillips and husband Steve, daughter Lorraine Gayle Duhon, daughter Laura Walles and husband Bert, as well as his grandchildren Joshua Seymour, James Parsley, Timothy Turner, and Charles Turner. He also leaves behind 7 great grandchildren to cherish his memory.

Earl was preceded in death by his parents Louis Charles Duhon and Alma Turner Duhon, brothers L.C. Duhon, Donald Duhon, and Chester Duhon, and grandchild Joseph Turner

Thu
22
Aug

LEON GAYLORD “GAIL” LAURENTZ

Leon Gaylord “Gail” Laurentz of Nederland, left this world peacefully on Sunday, August 18, 2019.

Gail is survived by his wife Sandy, of 55 years; three daughters, Donna Torbert of Dickinson, Shawn Duplantis of Nederland, and Kristine Tucker, also of Nederland; sisters, Freda Cormier of Beaumont and Jimmie Don Sullivan of Vidor; and two grandsons. Funeral services were held at Melancon’s Funeral Home, in Nederland on Thursday August 22, 2019. A Celebration of Life was held at the family home following the services.

Thu
22
Aug

RICHARD “RICK” STUART

Richard “Rick” Stuart, 89 of China, Texas died Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 at his residence. A native of Terra Haute, Indiana, he was a longtime resident of China. Rick was a mason and a shriner. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. A memorial service will be held at a late date. Rick is survived by his wife of 31 years Brigid Stuart of China, TX, sister Marcia Greene of Greencastle, IN, numerous nieces and nephews.

Thu
22
Aug

Stephen “Steve” Lyle

Steve Lyle, 62 of Orange died Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 at Cornerstone Critical Care Hospital in Houston, Texas. A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, he was a longtime resident of Vidor before moving to Orange 1 1/2 years ago. Steve was a member of Meadows Church of Christ in Beaumont. He was a truck driver for Buna Electric for 20 years. He loved kids and animals. Steve served his country in the U.S. Army. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, August 23, 2019 at Meadows Church of Christ in Beaumont. Steve is survived by his daughter Bobbie Jo Lyle of Orange, TX, son Johnathan Lyle and Bart Kemp both of Lumberton, TX, sisters Mary J. Baker of Bowling Green, KY, Pat Pace of Beaumont, TX, Wanda Gonzales of Silsbee, TX, Ellie Appleby-Murphy of Buna, TX, Joanie Vacker of Beaumont, TX, 6 grandchildren Aubrey Burch, Adalynn Burch, Parker Lyle, Jackson Lyle, Harper Kemp and Codi Kemp.

Wed
21
Aug

SARAH ANN RUSHING

Sarah Ann Rushing, 75, of Mauriceville, TX died Saturday, August 17th, 2019 at Christus St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston. A native of Vidor she enjoyed gardening, sewing and cooking. A graveside service was held Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Williamson Cemetery. Sarah is survived by 1 daughter; Loretta Rushing of Mauriceville, 2 sons; Lonnie Rushing of Vidor and Elvis Rushing of Orange, TX, 2 grandchildren and 1 sister; Ineda Rushing. Arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor.

Wed
21
Aug

CARLA HAMMONDS

Carla Hammonds, 59, of Vidor, TX died Thursday, August 15th, 2019 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. A native of Kinder, LA she was a longtime resident of Vidor. Carla is survived by her husband of 42 years; Bobby Hammonds, 1 daughter; Chelsea Viator of Mont Belvieu, TX, 3 sons; Brand Hammonds, Dillion Hammonds, and Matthew Hammonds all of Vidor. She is also survived by 2 grandchildren, her mother; Genevieve Vincent of Jennings, LA and 2 brothers; Marlin Baker and Randy Baker. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor.

Wed
21
Aug

RICKY LEE POWELL

Ricky Lee Powell, 59 of Vidor died Sunday, August 4th, 2019 at his residence. A native of Germany, he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Ricky was an iron worker and certified crane operator in the Oil Fields. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Ricky is survived by his wife of 35 years Belinda Powell, daughters Rachelle Lee Riviera, Alisha Nichole Fontnot, brothers Mark Everett Powell, Glenn Allen Powell, Billy Joe Powell all of Vidor, TX, sister Carolyn Lynn Josselin of Las Vegas, NV, and 8 grandchildren.

Wed
21
Aug

FLOYD ELAINE BRIGGS

Floyd Elaine Briggs, 98 of Vidor died Monday, August 19th, 2019 at Vidor Health and Rehab in Vidor, TX. A native of Port Arthur, TX, she was a longtime resident of Vidor. Visitation will begin at 6:00 pm Friday, August 23, 2019 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Graveside services will begin at 10:00 am Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Williamson Cemetery in Vidor, TX. Floyd Elaine is survived by her sons Brent Briggs Sr. of Vidor, TX, and Rhett Briggs of Shelley, ID, daughter Cela Slaugh of Springville, UT, brother Carl Duplantis of Nederland, TX, 19 grandchildren, 49 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter, numerous nieces and nephews.

Wed
21
Aug

Paul Brucia Jr.

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Paul Brucia Jr., 78 of Vidor died Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas in Beaumont. A native of Beaumont, TX, he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Paul was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Vidor and was a member of the senior club at the church. He loved hunting, fishing and visiting casinos. Visitation will begin at 2:00 pm and the funeral services at 4:00 pm Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor with burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Paul is survived by his sons Jody Brucia and his wife Helana of Vidor, TX, Curtis Brucia of Vidor, TX, daughter Paula Drummond and her husband Klint of Nederland, TX, sister Irene Walden of Vidor, TX, 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Fri
16
Aug

DAN NUNEZ

Dan Nunez, 70, of Beaumont, died Monday, August 12, 2019, at Beaumont Health Care Center. Dan owned and operated Nunez Electrical, Beaumont and had been a member of IBEW Local #479 for more than fifty years. He is survived by his wife, Glenda Nunez, of Beaumont; sons, Matthew D. Blevins, of Vidor and Jason M. Blevins, of Port Acres; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; mother, Lena Nunez, of Beaumont; brothers, Gilbert W. Nunez of Colmesneil; Michael Nunez of Austin; Mark Nunez of Beaumont; Sean Nunez of Dallas; and Kevin Nunez of Austin; sisters, Michelle Domec of Lake View and Erin Roper of Panama City, Florida; sister-inlaw, Paula Doyle; and numerous nieces and nephews. A gathering of Mr. Nunez’s family and friends was held Thursday, August 15, 2019, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A family committal will be at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

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