Obituaries

Wed
08
Jan

MELBA “BUG” BRANEFF

Melba “Bug” Braneff, 88, of Huntsville, TX died Wednesday, January 1st, 2020 at Huntsville Memorial Hospital. A native of Camden, TX and former resident of Vidor she enjoyed playing bingo, cards, and dominoes with her friends. Bug was a former member and President of the Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion in Livingston, TX. She loved spending time with her family and friends. Visitation was on Sunday, January 5, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor with funeral services at 2:00 p.m., followed by interment at Restlawn Memorial Park. Bug is survived by 2 daughters; Lou Ellen Barnard of Huntsville and Sandy Jones also of Huntsville, 1 son; Michael Coy Braneff of Warren, TX, 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She is also survived by 1 sister; Linda Herrington of Huntsville along with numerous nieces, nephews and step family.

Wed
01
Jan

CHARLES WAYNE JENKINS

CHARLES WAYNE JENKINS

Charles Wayne Jenkins, 79, of Vidor, passed away December 17, 2019, at home.

Funeral services were 5:00 p.m., December 30, 2019, at Love and Truth Church in Vidor.

Born in Ector, Texas on December 30, 1939, he was the son of Carl Jenkins and Ethel (Capehart) Jenkins. Charles was a pipefitter for the local pipefitters union 195 for many years. He loved his family very much and will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Ethel Jenkins.

Wed
01
Jan

VICTOR GALAVIZ SR.

VICTOR GALAVIZ SR.

Victor Galaviz, Sr., 91, of Vidor, passed away on December 25 2019.

Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 28, 2019, at Claybar Kelley-Watkins in Beaumont. Officiating was Steve Hancock and Ed Huffman. Burial followed at Restlawn Cemetery in Vidor.

Visitation was from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 27, 2019, at Claybar Kelley-Watkins.

Wed
01
Jan

ROSA BETH HARMON

Beth Harmon, 85 of Vidor died Tuesday, December 24th, 2019 at Larks Spur Nursing Home in Lufkin, TX. A native of Huntington, Texas, she was a longtime resident of Vidor before moving to Lufkin, Texas two months ago. Beth was a homemaker and a ribbon winning quilter. She was a good cook and devoted to her husband. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, December 26, 2019 at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Beth was preceded in death by her husband Charles Harmon and sons Rex and Richard Lowery. She is survived by her sons Randy Lowery and his wife Georgia of Huntington, TX, Ron Harmon of Beaumont, TX, Don Harmon of Vidor, TX, Tommy Harmon and his wife Julie of Ingalls, KS, sister Ruby Laverne Tucker of Friendswood, TX, Special Nephew Walter Billingsley and wife Joyce of Beaumont, TX, 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Wed
25
Dec

COLBY LANE COOPER

COLBY LANE COOPER

Colby L. Cooper, 21 of Vidor died Friday, December 20th, 2019 in Vidor. A native of Beaumont, TX, he was a Lifelong resident of Vidor. Colby was a member of Turning Point Church in Vidor and was a Crane Operator Apprentice with Deep South in Beaumont for the past one and half years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also gave the most unforgettable hugs. Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Friday, December 27, 2019 at Turning Point Church. Funeral services will begin at 2:00 pm Saturday, December 28, 2019 at Turning Point Church with burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Colby was preceded in death by his grandfather Robert Cooper and best friend Lance Butts.

Wed
25
Dec

VERA MAE JOHNSON

Vera Mae Johnson, 88, of Vidor, TX died Saturday, December 21st, 2019 at Harbor Hospice House in Beaumont. A native of Cravens, LA she was a longtime resident of Vidor and member of First Baptist Church of Vidor. Vera enjoyed sewing, quilting, and reading western novels. She was known to have a great sense of humor and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Visitation was on Sunday, December 22, 2019, 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services were Monday, December 23, 2019, 10:00 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home followed by interment at Restlawn Memorial Park. Vera is survived by 2 daughters; Suzy Cain of Anahuac, TX and Etta Sowell of Vidor, 5 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by 2 sisters; Veta Goodwin and Rovera Feaster along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Wed
25
Dec

BILLY FRANK “COWBOY” LEMARE

Billy F. LeMare, 84 of Vidor died Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 in Vidor. A native of Beaumont, TX, he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Billy retired from Bethlehem Steel as a truck driver. He enjoyed flea marketing all around. Visitation was held from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Friday, December 13, 2019 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services began at 2:00 pm Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Memorial Funeral Home followed by burial at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Billy is survived by his wife of 65 years Barbara LeMare, daughters Betty Bollich, Donna Constance and her husband Ricky, son Clint LeMare and his wife Melissa all of Vidor, TX, sister Barbara Straton of Beaumont, TX, 14 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.

Wed
25
Dec

INEZ SHOCKOME

Inez Shockome, 73, of Vidor, TX died Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. A native of Sulphur Springs, TX she was a longtime resident of Vidor who enjoyed sewing, doing arts and crafts and making Christmas ornaments. She also enjoyed making things for her grandchildren and spending time with her family. Visitation was Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor with funeral services at 3:00 p.m. Inez is survived by 3 daughters; Jodie McCoy of Sulphur, LA, Merret Kitchens and her husband Steve of Lumberton, MS, and Donna Lear and her husband Jamie of Vidor, and 1 son; Freddy Shockome of Vidor. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, 3 sisters; Ann Guthrie, Naoma Roark and Karen Rowzee and 3 brothers; Robby Ward, Donald Ward, and Bobby Ward. Inez was preceded in death by her husband; Fred Shockome, parents; Joe and Audie Ward, 2 sisters; Nell and Zarita, and 3 brothers; Kenneth, Nelson, and Paul.

Wed
18
Dec

BRENDA BLOUNT

Brenda Blount, 70, passed away Friday, November 29th, 2019 at Vidor Health and Rehab. A native of Beaumont who loved cooking. She always gave 1000% in everything she did. Brenda was known to be a very kind and loving person to everyone and never met a stranger. She is survived by her loving husband; Robert Blount, 3 sons; Bennie Huckabay of Beaumont, Derek Simon and James Simon of Texarkana, TX, mother Maxine Gallier, 2 grandchildren, 2 cousins, and 1 uncle.

Wed
18
Dec

LARRY DARREN HYDE SR.

Larry Darren Hyde, 49 of Vidor died Friday, December 13, 2019 in Orangefield, TX. A native of Port Arthur, TX, he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Larry was a pipe fitter with Turner Ind. in Lake Charles, LA and was a member of Serenity Oak Ministries in Vidor. He graduated from Port Neches/Groves High School in 1989. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and fishing. Visitation will begin at 6:00 pm Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, December 19, 2019 at Memorial Funeral Home with burial to follow at The Cemetery in Mauriceville. He is survived by his sons Larry Darren Hyde Jr of Las Vegas, NV, and Landon Hyde of Vidor, TX, daughters Marissa Marie Hyde and Brooke Marie Hyde both of Vidor, TX, parents Sheila and Jerry Smith of Vidor, TX, and Larry I. Hyde of Port Neches, TX, sister Glynda Marie Manuel of Crystal Beach, TX, 1 grandson, 1 niece, and 2 great nephews.

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