Obituaries

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.

Thu
05
Nov

Willetta Ruth Nations

Willetta Ruth Nations, nee Coughlin, 85, formerly of East St. Louis, IL, and Crystal Beach, died Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Jefferson House Nursing Home, Beaumont. She was a native of St. Louis, MO, and lived in East St. Louis, IL and Highland, IN before moving to Texas. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Port Neches. Burial followed at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Survivors include her daughter, Theresa Brown of Freeland, MI, and sons, James Nations of Port Neches, and Dennis Nations of Winnie, eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. She also has a brother, Cornelius Coughlin of St. Louis, MO, and a sister, Mary Coughlin, of Tampa, FL, and a brother-in-law, Robert Nations of Fairview Heights, IL. Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital at www.shrinershospitalforchildren.org

Thu
05
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.

Thu
05
Nov

Rodney Alan Weaver

Rodney Alan Weaver passed away 10/31/15. He was born in Sistersville, West Virginia to Harry and Ilo Weaver. The family moved to Olney, TX when he was a young child. The family later moved to Iowa Park, TX where he graduated from high school and attended Midwestern University in Wichita Falls, TX. He married Vida Hildebrand in 1950 and they had two daughters; Valerie Collins of Port St. Lucie, FL and Darla Marino and husband Glenn of Vidor, one grandson, Chris Collins of Port St. Lucie, FL and one granddaughter, Madison Marino of Vidor, one brother, Richard Weaver of Kalamazoo, MI. Rodney started his career in Iowa Park with United Gas Co. and later transferred to several different towns in Texas. He retired as an engineering associate corrosion with 40 years of service in Beaumont after the company became CenterPoint Energy. He loved to travel and spend time at their cabin in Angel Fire, New Mexico. He volunteered for a time at Some Other Place.

Thu
05
Nov

Donald R. Holmes

Donald R. Holmes, 65, a lifelong resident of Vidor, died Sunday, November 1st, 2015 at Methodist St. Catherine Hospital in Katy, TX. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. Don enjoyed gardening and going to car shows but he especially loved to spend time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Susan Holmes, daughter, Emily Allen and husband Dereck of Vidor, 2 sons, Derrick Holmes and wife Laura of Beaumont, and Dr. Jason Holmes of Vidor, 6 grandchildren, Taylor, Abby, Carter, Bella and Mattie Holmes, and Ava Allen. Don is also survived by 2 sisters, Wonda Welch and Rhonda Monroe, 3 brothers, Darrell Holmes, Jerry Holmes, and Tracy Holmes along with numerous sisters and brothers-in-laws, nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Junior and Melba Holmes. Visitation will be on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Turning Point Church in Vidor.

Thu
05
Nov

Margaret Elizabeth Webb

Margaret Elizabeth Webb, age 89, of Warren, Arkansas died Sunday, November 1, at home. She was born June 23, 1926 at Warren, Arkansas a daughter of the late William Brison Norris and Bertha Mae Rauls Norris. She was a retired employee of Jack Winter Company and a retired tomato grader. She was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors are a daughter Brenda Joyce Moore, Vidor Tex; 6 grandchildren Jimmy Moore and spouse Bebee, David Moore, Dana and spouse Mark Arcencaux, Billy and spouse Tina Smith, Chris and spouse Kyra Smith and Kelly and spouse Brad Reynolds; 6 great grandchildren Brandon and spouse Kim Moore, Tanya and spouse Greg Hamilton, Carrie and spouse Billy Knighton, Cody and spouse Lindsay Campbell and Caitlyn Arcencaux; 6 great great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by 3 husbands W. O. Webb, Henry Arvill McIntyre and Lester Trammell and a daughter Sandra Cheryl Smith. Funeral services to be 10:00 am Friday, November 6, at Frazer’s Chapel.

Thu
05
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.

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