Obituaries

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Marilee Mahana

Marilee Mahana

Marilee Mahana 69, of Vidor died September 28th, 2019 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. A native of Provo, Utah, she was a longtime resident of Vidor. Marilee was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Vidor. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. Marilee spent her time with family and enjoying music.

Visitation will begin at 6:00 pm Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, October 4, 2019 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Vidor with burial to follow at Williamson Cemetery in Vidor.

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02
Oct

Emma Lee McLane

Emma Lee McLane

Emma Lee McLane, 79, of Sour Lake, TX died Monday, September 23rd, 2019 at her home surrounded by family. A native of Lufkin, TX she was a longtime resident of Vidor before moving to Sour Lake. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and watching basketball. Emma also enjoyed attending Vidor Church of Christ where she was a member but her passion was spending quality time with her grandchildren and attending all their events.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 26, 2019 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services will be Friday, September 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor with interment to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park.

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02
Oct

Robert Paul Greenwood

Robert Paul Greenwood, 47, of Vidor, TX died Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. A native of Watertown, NY he was a longtime resident of Vidor and worked as an Iron Worker for Motiva. He enjoyed watching football, especially the Dallas Cowboys, playing games, fishing, riding motorcycles and helping people. Robert was known to be a very caring person who had a great sense of humor and was a wonderful husband, father and son. He is survived by his wife of 19 years; Mitzi Greenwood, 2 sons; Justin Greenwood and Dakoda Alexander Greenwood both of Vidor, mother; Martha Terry and her husband Robert of Horatio, AR. Robert is also survived by 3 brothers; David Greenwood, Jason Greenwood, and Bendigo Greenwood, and 1 sister; Jessica Easlan. He was preceded in death by his father; Carl Greenwood and grandmother; Dorothy Griffin. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor.

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02
Oct

Jerome Eugene Jasper

Jerome Eugene Jasper, 57, of Vidor, TX died Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 at home surrounded by his family. A native of Houston, TX he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Jerome enjoyed the outdoors, prospecting, knapping indian arrowheads, playing the drums and was a musician in various local bands. A private memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Jerome is survived by 2 brothers; Moroni Jasper and his wife Theresa of Orange, TX and Raymond Jasper and his wife Rosa of Vidor, 2 sisters; Marcia Hatch and Glenda Cook both of Vidor. He was preceded in death by his parents; Raymond Eugene and Annie Marie Jasper. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor.

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02
Oct

Rayland Edward Byrd

Rayland Edward Byrd, 57, of Vidor, died October 1, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home.

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02
Oct

Kermit Jarreau

Kermit Jarreau, 62, of Vidor, Texas, passed away on September 28, 2019, at his home in Vidor.

A graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Thursday, October 3, 2019, at Dorman Cemetery on Tulane Road in Orange, Texas.

Born in Beaumont, Texas, on August 13, 1957, he was the son of Joseph Harrison Jarreau and Frankie (Fowler) Jarreau. Kermit worked as a heavy equipment operator and foreman for Soloco/Newpark for many years before retiring.

He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Jarreau; and his sister, Cynthia Jarreau.

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02
Oct

Marcelle Sheppard

Marcelle Sheppard, 90, of Collinsville, formerly of Friendship and Vidor, died Monday, September 23, 2019 in Sherman, Texas.

Funeral service was held 2:00 pm Sunday, September 29, at Adams EE Stringer Funeral Home in Kirbyville, Texas.

Born February 1, 1929 in the Friendship Community near Roganville, Texas, she was a former resident of Vidor and Friendship before moving to Collinsville.

She is survived by her son, David Sheppard and wife Cara of Collinsville; and four grandchildren, Matthew, Taylor, Lauren and Luke Sheppard.

Wed
18
Sep

REBECCA LEE BLOCK

Rebecca Lee Block, 61, of Groves, Texas was taken to her heavenly father on Sunday, September 15, 2019, while at home with her family. Rebecca was born on February 28, 1958 in Port Arthur to Norman Walker and Cynthia Solberg. Rebecca was owner and operator of a hair salon in Port Arthur and Groves for decades. Rebecca is survived by her husband, Vaughn Block of Groves, her mother, Cynthia Solberg of Groves, her daughter, Jessica Hughes Atkinson of Groves, her son, Chris Blocki of Clear Lake, son, Corey Block of Port Neches, son, Chase Block of Port Neches, her brother, Brian Walker of Dallas. Rebecca is also survived by her aunt, Kathy Page of Vidor and her uncle, Don Sodman of Groves. A funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home, with a gathering of family and friends from 12 noon until service time. Officiating the service will be Rev. Charles Miller. Entombment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves.

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Sep

KACY DEL GOTTE

Kacy Del Gotte, 28, of Groves, Texas passed away Friday, September 13, 2019 at Southwest Memorial Herman Hospital in Houston. Kacy was born April 3, 1991 in Port Arthur, Texas, and he was a lifelong area resident. He was a 2010 graduate of Nederland High School and was the assistant manager for Benton’s restaurant. Survivors include his mother, Stephanie Harrington and husband Darrell of Beaumont; father, Corey Gotte and wife Robin of Vidor; sister, Dana Glenn of Beaumont; brothers, Derrick Wales of Beaumont, and Dante’ Hurst of Nederland; stepbrothers, Chris Shuler of Vidor, and Anthony Shuler of Mississippi; grandfather, Harold Wales of Beaumont; grandmother, Wanda Gotte of Vidor, and great-grand- mother, Altie Ozio of Groves. A visitation for family and friends was held Monday, September 16, 2019 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves.

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11
Sep

Frank E. Hannah, Sr.

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Frank Elbert Hannah, Sr., 92, of Vidor, passed away on September 7, 2019, at home.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 12, at Claybar Kelly Watkins Funeral Home in Beaumont. A Graveside Service will be 12:00 p.m., Saturday, September 14, at Winn Hill Cemetery in Jack County.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, at Claybar Kelly Watkins Funeral Home in Beaumont.

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