Obituaries

Wed
07
Jan

Thomas Edward Dinkins

Thomas Edward Dinkins, 72, of Beaumont, died Monday, December 29, 2014, at Vidor Nursing and Rehabilitation. He was a native of Little Rock, AR, and was a United States Army veteran. A family graveside service was held at Rosedale Cemetery in Sour Lake under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Survivors include his sons, David Cisneros and Frank Edward Dinkins, both of Austin; and John Raymond Dinkins and James Richard Dinkins, both of Houston; daughters, Cynthia Dinkins and Mary Christina Ramos, both of Beaumont; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sister, Betty Pate.

Wed
07
Jan

Aaron L. Jones

Aaron L. Jones, 76, of Nederland, died Tuesday, December 30, 2014. He was a native of Brachfield, and had been a longtime resident of the area. He retired from Huntsman as an operator after 40 years of service. A funeral service was held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, January 3, 2015, at Seventh Street Baptist Church, Nederland. Interment was at Memory Gardens of Jefferson County, Nederland. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Jones of Nederland; son, Dewey Jones of Vidor; daughters, Kay Johnson of Buna and Julie Findlay of Orange; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sisters, Reta Faye Burks of Henderson; Nelda Pool of Groves; Arlene Stockholm of Beaumont; and Dot Newton of Henderson. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Jones’ memory to Seventh Street Baptist Church FLC, 200 North 7th Street, Nederland, Texas 77627.

Wed
07
Jan

Charles David Barton

Charles David Barton, 64, of Beaumont, died Saturday, January 3, 2015 at his home. A native of Beaumont, he lived in LaBelle for 20 years before moving back to Beaumont. He was a 1969 graduate of South Park High School and attended Lamar University. A carpenter and draftsman by trade, he earned his living designing, building and installing store fixtures for Tri Supply, Seal Manufacturing and Shaffer Manufacturing. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with burial following at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont. He is survived by his daughter, Shawn Bergeron of Vidor; his son, Michael Barton, of Beaumont; and daughter, Angel Giles of Runaway Bay; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson, and his first wife, Fidela Poff.

Wed
07
Jan

Johnny Leon McHugh

Johnny L. McHugh, 70, of Vidor died Sunday, January 4, 2015 at his residence. A native of Beaumont, he was raised in Buna and has been a longtime resident of Vidor. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and worked for B & E Resources in Buna for over 20 years. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, January 8, 2015 at First United Methodist Church in Vidor. He is survived by his son John McHugh of Colorado Springs, CO, daughter Mary Jean McHugh of New York, NY, step-daughter Shanna Morgan of Louisiana, sister Dianne Allen of Buna, four grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.

Wed
07
Jan

William “Will” Eldon Bloomer

Will Bloomer, 38, of Vidor died Thursday, January 1st, 2015 in Vidor. A native of New Orleans, LA, he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Will is a 1995 Vidor High School graduate and worked for JZR in Port Arthur as a x-ray tech. He served his country in the US Army. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, January 5, 2015 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. A visitation will begin at 6:00 pm Sunday, January 4, 2015 at Memorial Funeral Home. Will is survived by his son Donovan Bloomer, daughter Gwendelynne Bloomer both of Vidor, TX, parents Robert and Sue Bloomer of Orange, TX, brothers Robert Bloomer Jr of Lake Charles, LA, Raymond Bloomer and Keith Bloomer both of Vidor, TX, Woodrow Bloomer of Orange, TX, sisters Linda Ely and Lisa Burnett both of Vidor, TX, numerous niece, nephews, aunts, uncle, cousins, in-laws and friends.

Fri
02
Jan

Jimmy Lynn Dunigan

Daddy, Mom, your sister Stacy & your three wonderful sons, C.J., Brendan, Dawson Dunigan & wife Crystal Love, Daddy

Fri
02
Jan

Connie Faul

Connie Faul, 80, died Monday, December 29, 2014 at Oakwood Manor Nursing Home in Vidor, Texas. Connie was a native of Rayne, Louisiana and was a longtime resident of Vidor, Tx. Connie was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and was a home maker. Visitation will be held at 6:00 P.M. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor and will have a Rosary at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 1, 2015. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church on Friday, January 2, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. with burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor, Texas. Connie is survived by her sons James and wife Carolyn Faul of Vidor, TX, Ken and wife Ginger Faul of Vidor, TX, Terry and wife Betsy Faul of Evadale, TX; daughter Sharlyn Perry of Vidor, TX; sister Vicki Richard of Vidor, TX; brother Victor Credeur of Rayne, Louisiana; 12 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

Fri
02
Jan

Samuel Lane Russell

Samuel Lane Russell, 84 passed away on Saturday, December 27th, 2014 in Jasper, Texas. He was a longtime resident of Vidor and retired in the Beaumont area after 38 years as a merchandiser for Schenley Distillery. Lane was a member of Maplecrest Baptist Church, an avid sports fan and enjoyed coaching youth in Vidor. Lane is survived by his two sons, Danny Russell and wife Debbie of Kirbyville, and Lindsey Russell and wife Jerri of Vidor. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Holly Russell of Beaumont, Danny Russell of Brooklyn, NY, Laura Russell of Houston, Jennifer Russell and Christopher Russell, both of Vidor, and one great grandchild, Chloe Russell of Vidor. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home.

Fri
02
Jan

Clifford Bubba” Guidry

Clifford “Bubba” Guidry, 67 passed away on Friday, December 26th, 2014 in Beaumont, Texas. He was a longtime resident of Vidor and retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber after 30 years. Bubba was a U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran and was passionate at restoring old cars and attending antique car shows. He loved to watch NASCAR racing and especially enjoyed spending quality time with his family and friends. Bubba is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Mary Guidry. He is also survived by his sister, Linda Martin and her husband Ronnie of New Waverly, TX and brother Wesley Guidry and his companion Krissy Boudreaux of Pt. Neches. Bubba was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon “Tony” and Edith “Boots” Guidry and a brother, Glen Guidry. A visitation will be held at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, December 29, 2014. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor.

Tue
30
Dec

NORMAN DOW ENGELMANN

Norman Dow Engelmann, 59, died December 28th, 2014. He was a longtime resident of Beaumont and a veteran of the U.S. Army. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Morse Cemetery in Buna. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. He is survived by his son, Erich Engelmann of Vidor, daughters, Eva Mancil of Vidor and Kirsten Engelmann of Lumberton. He is also survived by three adopted children, Brandon, Addie, and Tiffany, one sister, Sherry Plake, several grandchildren and one great grandchild.

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