Obituaries

Wed
15
Jan

MICHAEL EUGENE PUES

MICHAEL EUGENE PUES

Michael Eugene Pues 64 of Arlington, TX, passed away December 12, 2019 at Community of Texas James L. West facility in Fort Worth. Michael was a craftsman and specialized in masonry for over 40 years. He loved life and had a keen sense of humor, know for his quickwit, playfulness, pranks. His gregarious personality always kept a circle of friend around, he was the life of the party. He played receiver for Vidor High School football team, All-district-year 1972, received a full scholarship to Sam Houston. Was also devoted to the Green Bay Packers, he had a positive outlook on life and lived it to the fullest. Will be missed by his family, friends, and his dog/ companion Wally Cleaver.

Wed
15
Jan

RANDALL CASTIE JR

Randall Castie, Jr, 45, of Vidor, TX died Monday, January 6th, 2020. A native of Beaumont he was a longtime resident of Vidor and worked in construction as a floor installer. Randall played the drums and guitar and loved all types of music but he especially liked to spend time with his family. He is survived by his parents; Randall Castie, Sr and Hattie Lawrence, mother; Angie Castie, 2 daughters; Madison DeDominico of Beaumont, and Erin Castie of Katy, TX, 1 son; Anthony Jase Allen of Vidor and 3 grandchildren. He is also survived by 1 sister; Susie Castie of Orange, 1 nephew and 3 nieces. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor.

Wed
15
Jan

CHARLOTTE D. BASAR

Charlotte D. Basar, 71 of Vidor died Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas in Beaumont. A native of Broken Bow, Oklahoma, she was a longtime resident of Vidor. Charlotte was a member of Caney Creek Open Door Church and Central Baptist Church both in Vidor. She was owner of Mayabb Day Care Home and loved to sing at nursing homes and churches. Charlotte enjoyed gardening and reading, but most of all she loved to spend time with her grandchildren. Visitation was at 6:00 pm Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Friday, January 10, 2020 at Memorial Funeral Home.

Wed
08
Jan

Thelma Lee Cotton

Thelma Lee Cotton

Thelma Lee Cotton was born Thelma Lee Rector a few miles outside of Douglass, Texas in a log house with a dog trot. She was the second of 4 children to Joe Rector and Cora Lee Ainsworth Rector. As a young girl she did the cooking and took care of her younger sister and brother while her parents and older brother worked in the fields. She cooked on a wood stove and stood in a chair to reach the pots. This is the reason she was such a good cook. When she was not working, she enjoyed playing school with her younger brother and sister. Of course, she was always the teacher.

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.

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