Obituaries

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ROBERT BOYETT

Robert Boyett, 57, of Vidor, passed away Tuesday, February 03, 2015 at his residence.He was a native of , and lived in San Antonio for many years where he was a Pharmacy Tech. He has lived in Vidor for the past year. Graveside Service was held at 1:00 p.m. Fri-day, February 6, 2015 at McClelland. He is survived by his sister, Linda Boyett of Vidor, brother, and Ken-neth Boyett of Vidor.

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JAMES EDWARD SMITH

James Edward Smith, Jr. died Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at his residence. He was a native of Niles, MI, and an 11 year veteran of the US Army, having served in Vietnam from 1966 to 1969.  Memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb-ruary 21, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the 1st Pente-costal Church, Vidor. Graveside Military Ser-vice will be held Satur-day, February 28, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery, Winnie.He is survived by wife Sarah Smith of Labelle, brothers: Rudy, Denis and Larry; children: Lisa, Colleen, Charlotte, Jamie Lynn, Wendy, Bryan and Lee. He had 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchil-dren.

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Mary Linda York Butts

Mary Linda York Butts, 70, of Vidor died peacefully on Friday, February 20th, 2015 at her home. She was born on January 24, 1945 in Beaumont, Texas to Herbert and Hazel York. Linda wore many “hats” though out her years that included participating in the Azalea Garden Club, singing and traveling with the Voices of Victory Gospel Group, teaching, nursing, and nutritional dietitian. She especially loved cooking for her family, ἀshing and spending time at their family beach cabin. Linda attended SFA University and was a member of Vidor Assembly of God and was a strong believer in God. She was greatly respected by her family and friends and will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, NaNa and friend. Left to cherish her memories are her husband of 50 years, Thomas “Tommy” E. Butts, Sr.

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Wilhelmina Wylie

Wilhelmina Wylie, 98, of Vidor died Sunday, February 15th, 2015 at her residence. A native of Concordia Parish, LA, she was a longtime resident of Vidor. Wilhelmina was a member of First Christian Church in Vidor, First Church of God in Beaumont, Trinity United Methodist Church in Beaumont. She was a past worthy matron and 50+ year member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #914 in Vidor, former teacher of friendship classes at Trinity United Methodist Church and she organized domino games at vidor community center for years. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Visitation will begin at 6:00 pm Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Memorial Funeral Home.

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Edward “Ed” Jake Stunkard

Ed Stunkard, 74, of Vidor died Friday, February 20, 2015 at his residence. A native of Klondike, Texas, he was a resident of Vidor for the past 9 years. Ed retired from the US Army as an E-7 and served during the Vietnam Conἀict where he was awarded 2 Purple Heart Medals and he also retired from the US Postal Service after 40 years. He was a 3 term past commander for the Vidor VFW Post #8246. Funeral services will be held at 7:00 pm and visitation will begin at 6:00 pm, Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with cremation to follow. Ed is survived by his wife Connie Stephens Stunkard, sons Ronald “Scooter” Edwin Stunkard of Vidor, TX, Edward James Stunkard of Mt.

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Ida May Durham Knight

Ida May Durham Knight, 68, of Vidor died Sunday, February 22, 2015 at The Meadows Nursing Home in Orange. A native of Colmesneil, TX, she was a lifelong resident of Vidor.
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Wilhelmina Wylie

Wilhelmina Wylie, 98, of Vidor died Sunday, February 15th, 2015 at her residence. A native of Concordia Parish, LA, she was a longtime resident of Vidor. Wilhelmina was a member of First Christian Church in Vidor, First Church of God in Beaumont, Trinity United Methodist Church in Beaumont. She was a past worthy matron and 50+ year member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #914 in Vidor, former teacher of friendship classes at Trinity United Methodist Church and she organized domino games at vidor community center for years. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Visitation will begin at 6:00 pm Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Memorial Funeral Home.

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B. E. Wharton

B. E. Wharton, 81, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, February 10, 2015, in his home. He was born on September 17, 1933, in Sedalia, Missouri, to Lois Hunter Wharton and Sterling Wharton. The family moved to Devers when he was 16 years of age, and in 1951 B.E. headed to The University of Texas at Austin. In 1957, he graduated from The University of Texas School of Law and went on to be an attorney in Vidor for forty years. A man of honesty, integrity, and compassion, B.E. was known for generously donating his professional time to individuals and organizations. He received the Paul Harris Fellow Recognition from the Rotary Club during his years of service. The Vidor Chamber of Commerce described him as having a lasting impact on the City of Vidor and Orange County and being a champion for the elderly and less fortunate. B.E.

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Newton Kennedy Hodges

Newton Kennedy Hodges passed away peacefully in his home on February 15th, 2015. He was born on May 1st, 1921. He was a lifelong resident of Orange County. He served in the Navy during WWII as a Chief Machinist Mate. He retired from Dupont after 34 years. He was preceded in death by his father Hugh Hodges Sr., mother Eunice Hodges (Sellers), his first wife, Minnie Belle (Mince)Hodges, brothers Cecil Hodges of Woodville, TX, Hugh Hodges Jr. of Oscoda, MI, and sister Joyce Brown of Hemphill, TX. He is survived by his wife Odessa McCaskill Hodges, son John Hodges, of Fredricksburg, TX, daughter, Jane Rost of Mauriceville, TX, son Blake McCaskill of Sulphur, LA, daughters Nancy Hartsfield (McCaskill) of Montgomery, TX, Gloria Cribbs (McCaskill) of Sugar Land, TX, his sister Mary Anne Gallier of Hemphill, TX, grandchildren Mary Goodwin, Sally Rost, Blake Lyons, Brooke Lyons, Nathan Hartsfield, Kristina McCaskill, five great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

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“Roscoe” Albert LeBlanc, Jr

“Roscoe” Albert LeBlanc, Jr., 38, died Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 in Picayune, Mississippi. Roscoe was a resident of Vidor who enjoyed riding four-wheelers, going camping and loved to eat. He was very proud of himself and spent a lot of time in front of the mirror but he especially loved to spend quality time with his family and friends. Roscoe is survived by his parents, Charlotte and Albert LeBlanc, Sr., 3 daughters, Hannah Marie LeBlanc, Kierra LeBlanc, and Akadynce LeBlanc all of Vidor, 3 sons, Slate LeBlanc, Kaegan LeBlanc of AR, and Trice LeBlanc of OK. He is also survived by 3 brothers, Bobby LeBlanc and wife Kelly, John Sartor and wife Victoria, and Dwayne Farmer and wife Jackie all of Vidor. Roscoe was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Chad LeBlanc, Brad LeBlanc, and Jerry LeBlanc and also 3 sisters, Sherri LeBlanc, Carmel Cowart and Chasika Cowart. Visitation will be on Sunday, February 8, 2015 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor.

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