Obituaries

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01
Oct

Michael “Mikey” Richards

Michael Mikey Richards, 58, of Vidor, died Sunday, September 27, 2015. He was a native of El Paso. He is survived by his wife, Shelia Richards, of Vidor; son, Jonathan Richards of Austin; father, J.D. Richards of Nederland; and brother, Hank Richards of Aubrey. His funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 2, 2015, at Broussard’s, Beaumont, with interment to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park, Vidor. Memorial contributions may be made to Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Educational Fund at: scholarship@rodeohouston.com.

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01
Oct

Elizabeth Ann Bernal Newman

Elizabeth Ann Bernal Newman, 43, died Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of Vidor who loved to fish and go boating. She was also an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys. Liz loved to spend quality time with her family and was a loving wife, mother, aunt, sister, and cousin and will always be loved and missed. Liz is survived by her loving husband Fred Newman of 25 years, 2 sons, Dylan Newman and Nicholas Newman, mother, Betty Bowman Brunner of Vidor, father, Arthur Bernal of Beaumont, sister, Angela Simmons and husband Chris of Vidor, and brother Art Bernal, Jr. and wife Crystal of Vidor. She is also survived by 2 beloved aunts, Jo Ann Martin and husband Jason, and Trudy Escamilla and husband Joe, and an uncle, Bobby Vincent. Liz was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Theresa Jo Newman Gallier. Visitation will be Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Thu
01
Oct

Peggy Jeanie Breaux

Services for Peggy Jeanie Breaux, 64, of Wills Point are scheduled for 10:00 am Friday, September 25, 2015 at St. Therese Catholic Church of Canton. She passed away September 22, 2015 in Wills Point, TX. Peggy was born October 13, 1950 in Beaumont, TX to Wallace & Peggy Foster Howard. Peggy was Catholic by Faith and a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Canton. She loved sports, bowling, and softball. She was an accomplished photographer and enjoyed taking all kinds of pictures. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. She is preceded in death by her Parents. She is survived by her Husband, Ronald Breaux of Wills Point; Son & Daughter in Law, Tommy & Alison Breaux of Andrews, TX; Daughter, Kris Klein of Corinth, TX; Daughter, Kelly Breaux of Flower Mound, TX; Grandson, Calvin Breaux Brown; Grandson, Max Breaux; Aunt, Helen Foster Woodwind of New Iberia, LA; and other relatives & friends. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Champion EMS 2201 S.

Thu
01
Oct

Kenneth Paul Hunt

Kenneth Paul Hunt,83, of Vidor, died peacefully after a lengthy battle with cancer on Sunday September 27, 2015 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, TX. He was born on November 29, 1931 to Preston and Mable Hunt of Point Cedar, Ar. Kenneth was one of fourteen children born into a family of migrant workers who traveled the United States extensively, following crops. He had a great love of music and played drums in his brother’s band when the opportunity presented itself. He was a service man in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He met the love of his life, Rita Jane Palique, while stationed in Orange, TX. Kenneth was a retired route salesman for Gideon Distributing. He was a loving and devoted father who loved working outdoors and spending time with his family. Kenneth Hunt is preceded in death by his son, Patrick Hunt, parents Preston and Mable Hunt, Brothers Dale, Bremer, Jack, Horace and Gerald Hunt, and sisters Louise Brothers, and Vedra Britton.

Thu
01
Oct

Virginia “Jinx” Faye Safar

Jinx Safar, 84, of Vidor died Saturday, September 26th, 2015 at Oakwood Manor Nursing Home in Vidor. A native of Warren, TX, she was a longtime resident of Vidor. Jinx was retired from Beall’s Department Stores and was a member of First Baptist Church in Vidor. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Saturday October 3, 2015 at First Baptist Church of Vidor, with burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. A visitation will be held from 6-9 pm Friday, October 2, 2015 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Jinx is survived by her son Don Safar, daughters Gwen Skibo and Monica Sampson, 14 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 8 great great grand children , numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years John Safar, daughters Rhonda Wisby and Sherry Safar, step-daughter Victoria Williams. 

Thu
01
Oct

Wayne L. Hollenbach Sr.

Wayne L. Hollenbach Sr., 86, of Vidor died Thursday, September 24th, 2015 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, TX. Wayne was a longtime resident of Beloit, WI. before moving to Vidor 3 years ago. He was a member of the American Legion and served his country in the US Army. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home. Wayne is survived by his daughters Margert Watkins of Lukeville, AZ, Brenda Mudd of Vidor, TX, Virginia Johnston of Liberty, TX, Barbara Riley of Lumberton, TX, Kathy Garrett of Wickliffe, KY, Gloria Livingston of Vidor, TX, 16 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son Wayne L. Hollenbach Jr..

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01
Oct

Gail J. Broussard

Gail J. Broussard, 50, of Vidor died Thursday, September 24, 2015. A native of Port Smith, Virginia, she was a longtime Vidor resident. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Gail is survived by her husband of 32 years Jerry Broussard of Vidor, TX, daughters Jennifer Smith of Bridge City, TX and Kathrine Broussard of Vidor, TX, mother Norine Bunner of Vidor, TX, brothers Ron Bunner of Jackson, TN, Victor Bunner and Charles “Chuck” Bunner Jr. both of Vidor, TX, 2 grandchildren Bronson Rosen and Jagger Smith. She was preceded in death by her father Charles “Bob” Bunner Sr. and brother Alan Bunner.

Tue
29
Sep

Frances Hampshire

Frances Elizabeth Hampshire, 79, of Buna, died Friday, September 25, 2015, at her residence. She was a native of Beaumont and was a longtime resident of Buna. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm, Monday, September 28, 2015, at Farmer Funeral 
Tue
29
Sep

Kenneth Paul Hunt

Kenneth Paul Hunt, 83, of Vidor, died peacefully after a lengthy battle with cancer on Sunday September 27, 2015 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, TX.
Tue
29
Sep

Gail J. Broussard

Gail J. Broussard, 50, of Vidor died Thursday, September 24, 2015. A native of Port Smith, Virginia, she was a longtime Vidor resident. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor.

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