Obituaries

Tue
17
Nov

Elvira “Grandma” (Lopez) Krummel

Elvira Grandma Lopez Krummel, 96, of Beaumont, died Monday, November 16, 2015, at Christus St.
Tue
17
Nov

Janet Gilstrap

Janet Gilstrap, 78, a longtime resident of Vidor died November 10th, 2015 in Beaumont. She was a member of the Friends of the Vidor Library and also various craft clubs. Janet was accomplished in quilting and crocheting and was known as a lover of cats.
Thu
12
Nov

Janet Gilstrap

Janet Gilstrap, 78, a longtime resident of Vidor died Tuesday, November 10, 2015 in Beaumont. A graveside service will be held Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Restlawn Memorial Park. Arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. She is survived by her husband, Bill Gilstrap, sons, Jim Farrington, Troy Farrington, and Terry Hill, daughters, Holly Hill-Bryan and Jenny Hall, brother, Glen Hadfield all from Salt Lake City, UT, 25 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 

Thu
12
Nov

Becky Thibodeaux

Becky Thibodeaux, 56, and longtime resident of Vidor, died Sunday, November 8, 2015 in Beaumont. She was a 1977 graduate of French High School in Beaumont and a self employed care provider. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. She is survived by her son, Jamison Anderson of Vidor, parents, Russell and Phillis Thibodeaux of Beaumont, a sister, Debra Tortorice of Beaumont and a brother, Mike Thibodeaux of Vidor. 

Thu
12
Nov

Denise M. Copeland

Denise M. Copeland, 55, of Vidor died Monday, November 9, 2015 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. A native of Groves, TX, she was a longtime resident of Vidor. Denise was the shop manager of Jubi Prints where she worked for 20 years. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, November 13, 2015 at Del-Rose Cemetery in Vidor. Visitation will begin at 6:00 pm Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Denise is survived by her husband Steve Copeland of Vidor, TX, son Kevin Copeland of Vidor, TX, daughter Dana Copeland of Nederland, TX, mother Carol Waitkus of Oregon, stepmother Earline Bass of Vidor, TX, brothers Ben Bass of Silsbee, TX, Jim Kibodeaux of Scappoose, OR, sisters Lillie Rossell of LaBelle, TX, Leslie Hartman of Vidor, TX, Andrea Hunt of Helena, MT, and Rene McMillan of Van Couver, WA, 4 grandchildren. 

Tue
10
Nov

Troy Jacobs

Troy Jacobs, 70, of Sour Lake, Texas passed away Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at his residence. Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 6, 2015 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Kenneth Powell officiating. Burial will follow at West Hamilton Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation will be Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home. He was born October 9, 1945 in Shelbyville, Texas to Joe and Lurena (Jamison) Jacobs. He served in the US Army special forces green beret. He was the owner of Jacobs welding and marine in Beaumont. He was a member of the Grand Lodge of Texas where he was a master mason in Good Standing of B.F. Quickstall No. 1370 in Beaumont. He was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Port Neches. He is preceded in death by his Parents, Joe & Lurena Bell Jacobs and Brothers, Billy Joe Jacobs and Travis Lee Jacobs.

Tue
10
Nov

Laurie Jean Phillips

Laurie Jean Phillips, 42, a longtime resident of Vidor, died Sunday, November 1, 2015 in Vidor. A memorial service for Laurie will be held on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 10:00a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor with entombment to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home. She is survived by her son, Kaden Vidalier of Vidor, and mother, Brenda McDaniel also of Vidor. 

Tue
10
Nov

Alton Adams

Alton Adams, 88, of Kirbyville, died Sunday, October 31, 2015, in Alamogordo, NM. He was a native of the Friendship community in Jasper County and was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He retired from the Texaco Oil Refinery in Port Arthur and served as a trustee of the Kirbyville C.I.S.D. school board. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 7, at Gateway Pentecostal Church in Kirbyville with burial at Friendship Cemetery. He is survived by his sister, Margaret Andrews of Center; his son, Gary Adams of Normangee and Timberon, New Mexico; step sons, Mark Grissom of Vidor, Keith Grissom of Orange, and Bruce Grissom of Missouri; step daughter, Judy Grissom Hicks of Pt. Neches; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 

Tue
10
Nov

Randall “Randy” Paul Welch

Randy Welch, 55, of Vidor died Sunday, October 25, 2015. A native of Port Arthur, TX, he was a lifelong resident of Vidor. Graveside services were held at 10:00 am Wednesday, October 28, at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Visitation was at 6:00 pm Tuesday, October 27, at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Randy is survived by his mother Bessie Welch of Vidor, TX, brothers Thomas Welch of Port Arthur, TX, Stephen Welch of Buna, TX, David Welch of Jacksonville, FL, Dennis Welch of Vidor, TX and sister Karen Welch Musick of Vidor, TX.

Thu
05
Nov

Byron Berford Fredieu

Byron Berford Fredieu, 86, of Spurger, died Tuesday, November 3, 2015, at his home. He was at native of St. Maurice, LA. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the 82nd Airborne during World War II. He was a Logging Supervisor for Kirby, where he retired after twenty-eight years of service. His funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, November 6, 2015, at Broussard’s, Silsbee, with his interment to follow at Turner Branch Cemetery, Spurger. Survivors include his wife, Maryvonne Hooks Fredieu; sons, Gary Fredieu of Fannett; Terry Fredieu of Spurger; and Eddie Fredieu of Spurger; daughter, Tina Fredieu Hanks of Spurger; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and brothers, Horace Fredieu of Vidor and Jack Tiny Fredieu of Prosper.

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