Obituaries

Thu
14
Sep

Linda Tomlinson

Linda Louise Adams Tomlinson She wasa native of Hattiesburg, MS, but raised in Port Arthur. She was employed by Gulf States Utilities in Beaumont, and retired as a Senior Engineering Assistant. A celebration life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Claybar Kelley-Watkins Chapel. A gathering of family and friend will begin a 10:00 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Survivors include her daughter, Vicki Kimble of Port Arthur; granddaughters Sheree Will of Vidor; Brigette Johnson of Buna; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandson.

Thu
14
Sep

Barbara Jean Hendry

Barbara Jean Hendry, 83, of Vidor, TX died Sunday, September 10th, 2017 in Beaumont, TX. A native of Sumter, SC she was a longtime resident of Vidor. She graduated from Beaumont H.S. in 1953 and worked in the insurance industry for 45 years. She was a 48 year member of Vidor Chapter # 914 Order of the Eastern Star - being Worthy Matron twice. She held the office of Secretary for over 25 years and was appointed to various Grand Appointments over her years in Eastern Star. She also participated in the Pythian Sisters and the Daughters of the Nile. Barbara was a devoted member of First Baptist Church of Vidor and loved to sing in the Senior Adult Choir and travel on the Senior Adult trips all over the U.S. She loved to sew, do crafts, and going to Aggie football games and activities. She was a very proud Aggie MOM! Doing for others was one of her greatest joys.

Thu
14
Sep

James “Sarge” Wade Desormeaux

James “Sarge” Wade Desormeaux, 88, of Vidor, TX died Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 at his home. A native of Vinton, LA he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Sarge retired from the U.S. Army as a Staff Sergeant (SSG) after 21 years and served during WWII and the Korean war. He was awarded 2 Purple Heart medals and the Bronze Star medal. He was a member of the Vidor VFW post 8246 and liked to fish, go crabbing, and doing woodworking. His greatest passion was loving his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Visitation will be Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. with his funeral service beginning at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park. Sarge is survived by 2 daughters; Debra Abshire and her husband Norman and Sandra Wilburn and her husband Keith, 2 sons; Loran Desormeaux and his wife Debbie and Billy Desormeaux and his wife Paula, all of Vidor.

Thu
14
Sep

Betty Ann Williamson Carter

Betty A. Williamson Carter, born February 19, 1937, went to be with the Lord Saturday, August 26th, 2017 at the age of 80. She was a longtime resident of Vidor, Texas but was currently living in Beaumont, Texas with her husband. She was a member of Pine Forest Baptist Church in Vidor for many years. Mom was a very loving, caring wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and great grandmother. She loved her 5 children very much. Betty was preceded in death by her late husband C.O. “Goober” Williamson. She is survived by her husband Fred Carter, sons Claude “Junior” Williamson and wife Cindy, Clyde “Bubba” Williamson and wife Regana, daughters Theresa Breaux and husband Danny, Claudia Denbow and husband Darron, Margaret Pullen and husband Darren, sister Joyce Guynes and husband James “Bubba”, 17 grandchildren, many many great grandchildren, 3 step children, 4 step grandchildren and 10 step great grandchildren.

Thu
14
Sep

Thomas Landry

Thomas Landry was born March 30, 1940 in Loreauville, LA to Alcide Landry and Zeolide Marie Melancon Landry. On September 13, 1961, he married Patsy Guidry in Catahoula, LA. They moved to Marshall in 2011. On October 5, 2014, Patsy preceded him in death. Thomas loved sitting on the back porch watching the flowers grow that his wife had planted. He also loved calling and talking to family and friends and spending time with his grandkids. When he had time, Thomas enjoyed fishing local lakes. Thomas passed away August 29, 2017 at the age of 77. A memorial service will be held at 11:00a.m., Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the Landry family home place. Surviving Thomas are children, Vicki Guidry and husband Mahlon Guidry, Gary Landry and wife, Marva Landry, Ellie Webb and husband, Chris Webb, and David Landry and wife Sylvia Landry; 20 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and one brother, Kernice Landry and wife Pat of Lumberton, TX.

Tue
12
Sep

Jay Alan Golden

Jay A. Golden, 69, of Vidor died Friday, August 25, 2017 at his residence. A native of Columbus, OH, he was a longtime resident of Vidor and was retired from Brown and Root as an electrician. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Vietnam Conflict. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 16, 2016 at Memorial Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife Reba Golden of Vidor, sons John Golden of Houston, and Jason Golden of Vidor, daughter Amanda Golden of Beaumont, and Camille Willicome of British Columbia, mother Kathleen Golden of FL, sister Paula of FL, step son Arthur Loftin of Denton, and Randy Loftin of Vidor, step daughter Kimberly Campbell of Vidor, one grandson and three step-grandchildren.

Tue
12
Sep

Bryan Leigh Phillips

Bryan L. Phillips, 37, of Vidor died Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at his residence. A native of Beaumont, he was a lifelong resident of Vidor. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. He is survived by his children Ashleigh Godwin, Lyndise Phillips, Kayleigh Phillips, Lucas Phillips and Laree Phillips, mother Loretta Phillips, natural father Cody Rutherford, sister Judy Smith, brother Jake Rutherford.

Tue
12
Sep

Ben Arthur Elliott Jr.

Ben Elliott, 69, of Vidor died Friday, September 8, 2017 at his residence. A native of Dallas, he was a longtime resident of Vidor. He retired from the HVAC industry and served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. during the Vietnam Conflict. Graveside service will begin at 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 11, 2017 at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Elliott of Vidor, sons Ben A. “Trey” Elliott III of Jacksonville, FL, Ronald Harper of Lumberton, Bill Elliott of Laramie, WY and Christopher Elliott of Laramie, WY, daughter Braneff of Orange, and Aileen Elliott Laramie, WY, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Tue
12
Sep

Hazel Lee Ezell

Hazel L. Ezell, 85, of Vidor died Friday, September 8, 2017 at Beaumont Health Care Center in Beaumont. She was a longtime resident of Vidor. Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m. Friday, September 15, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home with burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. She is survived by her sons Maron Wayne Ezell of Lumberton, TX, Ricky Joe Ezell of Pittsburg, and Tony Carl Ezell of Nederland, brother Talmadge Whitmire of Bismark, ND, Clinton James Whitmire of Bridge City, Roy Gaile Whitmire of Moss Bluff, 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and two greatgreat- grandchildren,

Tue
12
Sep

Naomi Ruth Schafer

Naomi R. Schafer, 67, of Vidor died Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Oakwood Nursing Home in Vidor. A native of Little Rock, AR, she was a longtime resident of Vidor. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. and funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor with burial to follow at Williamson Cemetery in Vidor. She is survived by her husband, Stanley Schafer, son Stanley Schafer Jr, daughters Evelyn Shepherd and Dianna Lafield all of Vidor, eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

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