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Indorama Gifts VISD

Employees from Indorama, based in Westlake, LA, presented Vidor ISD with a check for $25,000 to aid with purchases for schools flooded in Hurricane Harvey. Pictured left to right are Indorama representatives Krystal LaBove, Roger Wilson, Deepak Kedia, and Uday Chouhan. Receiving the check is Dr. Jay Killgo, VISD Supe rintendent of Schools, along with VISD Chief of Police Wesley Ross. Indorama employee Stan Thomas is on the right

 

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Martin Keith Sims

Martin Keith Sims, 68, of Broaddus, TX died Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 at his home. A native of Yakima, WA he was a former resident of Lumberton, TX for 28 years and moved to Broaddus in 2004. Martin was a firefighter and worked for the Beaumont Fire Department and retired after 32 years. He served in the U.S. Army and was a lifetime member of the 11th Armored Calvary Black Horse and loved NASCAR. Visitation was Friday, September 15, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. A graveside service was held Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at Restlawn Memorial Park. Martin is survived by his loving wife Judy Sims of 48 years, 1 daughter; Dianna Eaves of Beaumont and 1 son; Gary Sims and his wife Kristy of Broaddus. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and 1 sister; Nola Crook of Walla Walla, WA. Martin was preceded in death by his parents; Martin and Mary Sims, 3 sisters and 2 brothers.

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John Roland Chambles

John Roland Chambles, age 87, of Latexo, passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017 in Crockett. Roland was born November 27, 1929 in El Campo to parents, John W. Chambles and Louise Nodor Chambles. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Navy. Roland was a retired pipefitter and a member of the Pipefitters Local #195 in Beaumont. He was also a member of the Latexo Methodist Church and the Lothrop Masonic Lodge #21 AF & AM. Roland is survived by wife, Ollie Myrtle Chambles of Latexo; children, Kenneth Earl Chambles of Vidor and Sherree Pipps and husband, John of Nederland; daughter-in-law, Annie Chambles of Vidor; eight grandchildren; twenty-two greatgrandchildren ; one great-greatgrandchild; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by son, John Delton Chambles; grandchildren, Brandy Chambles and Joseph Chambles. Funeral services for John Roland Chambles were held Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

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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.

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Elaine Smith

Elaine Smith “MeMe”, 78, of Vidor, TX died Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at her home. A native of Vinton, LA she was a longtime resident of Vidor who enjoyed crocheting, working in her garden, especially her rose garden. She was very passionate about cooking and taught her daughters and granddaughters how to cook, she even passed down some of her favorite recipes. Elaine also loved to spend quality time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 19, 2017 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Pine Forest Baptist Church. Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Pine Forest Baptist Church with interment to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park. Elaine is survived by her loving husband Jimmie Smith of 61 years, 2 daughters; Kathy Wright and her husband Glen and Terri Stewart and her husband Steve, Jr all of Vidor.

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Bruce Edward Downs

Bruce Edward Downs, 60, of Vidor, died Thursday, September 14, 2017 at his residence. A native of Portsmouth, VA, he was a longtime resident of Vidor. A graveside service was held Monday, September 18, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Restlawn Memorial Park with interment following. He is survived by his mother; Edna Downs, brother; Karl Alan Downs, and sister; Cynthia Diane Downs, all of Vidor.

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Elizabeth Ann Tinkle

Elizabeth Ann Tinkle, 62, of Vidor, died Friday, September 15, 2017, in Vidor. She was a native of Beaumont. A graveside service was held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, September 18, 2017, at Dell Rose Cemetery in Vidor. She is survived by mother, Margie Sue (Clarkson) Jackson; and three brothers, Frank Donald Jackson of Beaumont, Ray L. Jackson, III of Hammond, LA, and James Mark Jackson of Memphis, TN.

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Gloria Kennedy

Gloria Patricia “Pat” Kennedy, 89, of Vidor, died Thursday, September 14, 2017 in Beaumont. She was a native of Lake Charles, LA. A graveside service was held at 5:30 p.m. at Big Woods/Antioch Cemetery in Edgerly, LA. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Bertrand of Orange; her son, Terry Hanks of Vidor; six grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, two greatgrea- grandchildren; and an adopted daughter Dorthy Denton.

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Donald Lynn Abbott

Donald Lynn Abbott, 71, of Beaumont, died Saturday, September 9, 2017. He was a native of Beaumont, and a veteran of the U.S. Naval Reserve. He was a pipefitter with Local 195 for 15 years before leaving to open Abbott’s Janitorial Service. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Keels Abbott; daughters, Reena Abbott Cook of Independence, KS, and Houston; Sheri Rogers Ford, of Vidor, and Sandra Rogers Griffin of Alamosa, CO; a son, James Wesley Abbott, of Clear Lake; a brother, Dr. James Ron Abbott, of Webster; a sister, Beverly Ann Martinez; nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

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Kenneth Wayne G uilbeaux

Kenny Wayne Guilbeaux, 55 of Vidor died Sunday, September 17th, 2017 at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas in Beaumont. A native of Beaumont, he was a longtime resident of Vidor and retired from Fabricon Fabrication in Beaumont. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. and funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor with burial to follow at Del-Rose Cemetery in Vidor. He is survived by his wife Seawillow “CeCe” Guilbeaux, sons Michael Rountree, Richard Callahan, Chester Guilbeaux, Kenneth Guilbeaux, Joseph Guilbeaux, Mason Guilbeaux, daughters Rita Guilbeaux and Letia Dyson, brother Ricky Guilbeaux, sister Mary Ann Fountian all of Vidor, and 11 grandchildren.

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