Obituaries

Tue
06
Mar

Judge Morris Drew McCall Sr.

Judge Morris Drew McCall, Sr., 90, of Port Neches, died Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. He was a native of Angelina County, and a veteran of the US Air Force. He retired from Ameripol Synpol after 30 years of service and from the City of Port Neches as the Municipal Judge after 41 years. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Port Neches under the direction of Levingston Funeral Home Port Neches. Burial followed at Oak Bluff Memorial Park. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy McCall of Port Neches; daughter, Ann Hebert of Katy; son, Morris Drew McCall, Jr. of Orangefield; and four grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made in Memory of Judge Morris McCall to First United Methodist Church, PO Box 277, Port Neches, Texas 77651.

Tue
06
Mar

Delores “Dee” Mae Sanford- Moore

Delores “Dee” Mae Sanford-Moore, 77, of Vidor, TX died Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 at her home. A native of Arkansas she was a longtime resident of Vidor. Dee was a school teacher for Vidor Independent School District and was “School Teacher of the Year” several times before retiring after 35 years. She had a passion for children’s education with an emphasis on managing dyslexia. Dee enjoyed reading and collecting jewelry and was a member of Grace Community Church in Vidor. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 7, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services will be Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home with interment to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park. Dee is survived by her son; Ronnie Sanford and his wife Olga of Plano, TX, granddaughter; Anastasia Sanford, 2 sisters; Patricia Shields and Ruth Popp.

Tue
06
Mar

Jimmy Johnson

Jimmy Johnson, 58, of Vidor, TX died Wednesday, February 28, 2018 in Vidor surrounded by his loving family. A native of Beaumont, TX he was a longtime resident of Vidor who enjoyed hunting and fishing but he especially enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. A memorial service was held Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Grace Community Church in Vidor. Jimmy is survived by 2 daughters; Jamie Harness and her husband Keven of Conroe, TX and Ashley Merrill, 6 grandchildren; Jordan, MacKenzie, Alyssa, Kalleigh, Layklen and Charlie. He is also survived by his mother; Jean Johnson of Vidor, 2 brothers; Roger Johnson and his wife Bobbie and Charles Johnson, 4 sisters; Brenda Bailey, Sheila Lewis, Charla Miller and her husband Rich, and Nadine Reed and her husband Robert, along with many nieces and nephews. Jimmy was preceded in death by his father; James Johnson.

 

Thu
01
Mar

Joseph “Joe” Swiger

Joe Swiger, 88 of Vidor died Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 at his residence in Vidor. A native of West Virginia, he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Joe was a member, an usher and a former board member at Eastgate United Pentecostal Church in Vidor. Joe was an outside machinist for Texaco for 15 years where he retired. He served his country in the US Marine Corps. Joe loves to hunt and ride his motorcycle. Visitation began at 1:00 pm Sunday, February 25, 2018 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Monday, February 26, 2018 at Eastgate United Pentecostal Church with burial following at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Joe was preceded in death by his daughter Dian Coleman, granddaughter Brenda Legasse and grandson Michael Wayne Coleman.

Thu
01
Mar

Oscar “Pops” Godeaux

Oscar “Pops” Godeaux, 85 of Vidor died Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas in Beaumont. A native of Basile, Louisiana, he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Oscar was an owner/operator of Godeaux’s Service Center in Beaumont and Godeaux’s Feed Store Vinton, LA. He owned and trained racing horses and enjoyed fishing. Oscar served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. Visitation began at 6:00 pm Monday, February 26, 2018 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Turning Point Church in Vidor with burial following at Singleton Cemetery in Vidor. Oscar was preceded in death by his daughter Deana McMahon, parents Thomas and Doline Godeaux, brother Bill Godeaux, sisters Della Miller and Eula Mae Walker. He is survived by his wife of 56 years Carolyn Godeaux of Vidor, TX, son Roger Heiss of Ft.

Thu
01
Mar

Liam Duane Welborn

Liam Duane Welborn infant son of Alexander Welborn and Hannah Kilmer died Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Visitation will begin at 12:00 pm and funeral services will start at 2:00 pm Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Turning Point Church in Vidor. Liam is survived by his parents Alexander Welborn and Hannah Kilmer of Vidor, TX, grandparents Randall and Naomi Kilmer of Vidor, TX, Jeremy and Mary Kelone Bridge City, TX, great grandparents Leslie and Ann Welborn of Vidor, TX, Daniel Keith and Patti Young of Vidor, TX, Kenneth Kilmer of Vidor, TX, Terry and Darlene Kelone of Effie, LA, Lanell and Wayne Johnson of Brackettville, TX.

Thu
01
Mar

Don Edward Schram

Don Edward Schram was called to Heaven 17 of Feb. 2018 leaving his loving wife, Mary Ann Landry Jorden Amburn. He was born December 30th, 1937 in Ringgold, TX son of Ambert Schram and Maggie Bess Parr. He moved to Port Arthur, TX with his mother and stepfather, Al DeLatte where he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He belonged to the Army National Reserve while in Thomas Jefferson High and left as soon as he graduated in 1956 entering active duty at Ft. Bliss basic training, from there to Fort Benning, GA. where he entered Radio Training. He attended Lamar Tech Electrical Training. He retired from Cargill (North Star Steel). Don helped manage MALJAS Ceramic Shop. He and Mary Ann bought a motorhome following their dream visiting every state and Providence in Canada with their poodle Jean- Pierre and parakeet. On another trip to his beloved Nova Scotia they took their poodles, Francoise & Mitzi. After the end of their travels Don wanted to stay busy so he worked for Patriot Security.

Thu
01
Mar

Gladys McKinney

Gladys McKinney, 92, of Vidor, TX died Saturday, February 24th, 2018 in Beaumont, TX. A native of Galewood, MI she was a longtime resident of Vidor who enjoyed working jigsaw and crossword puzzles but she especially enjoyed spending quality time with her family. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Gladys is survived by 2 daughters; Bonnie Butts and her husband Ray of Vidor and Brenda Knight and her husband Gary of Lexington Park, MD, 2 sons; J.T. Simmons and his wife Sharon of Vidor and Sherman Simmons also of Vidor, 6 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren, along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters; Millie Hill and Vivian King, and 2 brothers; Bill and Charles Warren.

Tue
27
Feb

Oscar “Pops” Godeaux

Oscar “Pops” Godeaux, 85 of Vidor died Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas in Beaumont. A native of Basile, Louisiana, he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Oscar was an owner/operator of Godeaux’s Service Center in Beaumont and Godeaux’s Feed Store Vinton, LA. He owned and trained racing horses and enjoyed fishing. Oscar served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. Visitation began at 6:00 pm Monday, February 26, 2018 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Turning Point Church in Vidor with burial following at Singleton Cemetery in Vidor. Oscar was preceded in death by his daughter Deana McMahon, parents Thomas and Doline Godeaux, brother Bill Godeaux, sisters Della Miller and Eula Mae Walker. He is survived by his wife of 56 years Carolyn Godeaux of Vidor, TX, son Roger Heiss of Ft.

Tue
27
Feb

Don Edward

Don Edward Schram was called to Heaven 17 of Feb. 2018 leaving his loving wife, Mary Ann Landry Jorden Amburn. He was born December 30th, 1937 in Ringgold, TX son of Ambert Schram and Maggie Bess Parr. He moved to Port Arthur, TX with his mother and stepfather, Al DeLatte where he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He belonged to the Army National Reserve while in Thomas Jefferson High and left as soon as he graduated in 1956 entering active duty at Ft. Bliss basic training, from there to Fort Benning, GA. where he entered Radio Training. He attended Lamar Tech Electrical Training. He retired from Cargill (North Star Steel). Don helped manage MALJAS Ceramic Shop. He and Mary Ann bought a motorhome following their dream visiting every state and Providence in Canada with their poodle Jean- Pierre and parakeet. On another trip to his beloved Nova Scotia they took their poodles, Francoise & Mitzi. After the end of their travels Don wanted to stay busy so he worked for Patriot Security.

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