Miscellaneous Jefferson County, Texas Obituaries - 2000

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SAMUEL LEON ADAMS

Samuel Leon Adams, 86, of Beaumont died March 29 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital.

Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Forest Lawn Funeral Home with burial at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

A native of Beaumont, he was a retired from Gulf States Utilities.

Survivors include his daughters, Diane Adams of Houston and Karen A. Tucker of Beaumont; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 530 N. Main, Beaumont, Texas 77701; Humane Society of Southeast Texas, 2050 Spindletop Ave., Beaumont, Texas. 77705 or charity of choice. 

RICHARD McGREGOR AIREY

Richard McGregor Airey of Houston died March 28.

Funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. today at St. John Neumann Catholic Church with burial at Houston National Veterans Cemetery under the direction of Brookside Funeral Home in Houston.

A native of San Antonio and former resident of Beaumont and Mobile, Ala., he was a former professional baseball player, and human resource director for several petroleum companies. He was also a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Jackson of Houston; sons, Rick Airey, Dan Airey and Scott Airey; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to St. John Neumann Catholic Church or American Heart Association. 

CARL SIDNEY ALLEN

Carl Sidney Allen, 61, of Colmesneil died March 29 at Memorial health System of East Texas in Lufkin.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Riley Funeral Home in Woodville with burial at Colmesneil City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

A native of Warren, he lived in Colmesneil most of his life and was a retired boilermaker for Serv-Tech.

Survivors include his wife, Margie Graham Allen of Colmesneil; sons, Mark Allen of Colmesneil, Gerry Ellis of Philadelphia, Rocky Ellis of El Paso, Carl Wayne Allen of Houston, Kenneth Allen of California and Randy Allen of Killeen; daughters, Alicia Shelton of Kosciusko, Miss., Evelyn Allen of Conyers, Ga., Gloria Reynolds of Lake Charles, La., and Jewel Ryals of Philadelphia, Miss.; brother, Ray Allen of Spurger; 23 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

WILLIE LEE DENNIS

Willie Lee Dennis, 73, of Beaumont died March 28 at her residence.

A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Greenlawn Cemetery under the direction of Community Funeral Chapel on Irma Avenue.

A native of Crowley, La., she lived in Beaumont a number of years and was a retired homemaker.

Survivors include her stepson, Leon Dennis Jr. of Beaumont; and stepdaughter, Hattie Jackson of Beaumont. 

JESSIE DIXON

Jessie Dixon, 57, of Houston died March 29 at the hospice in Houston.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Ararat Missionary Baptist Church with burial at Paradise North under the direction of Paradise Funeral Home in Houston. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the church.

A native of Beaumont, she lived in Houston many years and was a retired Houston Independent School District custodian.

Survivors include her daughter, Carlos Lynette Williams of Houston; brothers, Dallas Rideaux Jr. of Houston, Austin Allen Rideaux and Gene Ivory Rideaux, both of Beaumont; sisters, Victoria R. Eggins, Beverly L. Jackson and Cheryl L. Williams, all of Beaumont; and two grandsons. 

RAYBURN JOHN HOOKS SR.

Rayburn John Hooks Sr., 62, of Silsbee died March 29 at his residence.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at E. E. Stringer Funeral Home in Buna with burial at Antioch Cemetery.

A native and longtime resident of Silsbee, he was retired from Cormier Oil Well Service.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Hooks of Silsbee; sons, Rayburn Hooks Jr. of Lumberton, Willie Hooks and Toney Hooks, both of Silsbee; daughters, Carolyn Little and Donna Nelson, both of Silsbee and Tootsie Jordan of Honey Island; brother, Norman Hooks of Silsbee; sisters, Bert Scott of Houston, Irene Gordon, Eva Weeks, Dorothy Lavone Gordon, Lavern Marble and Evelyn King, all of Silsbee and Ima Flowers of Town Bluff; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 

JAMES DAN JENNINGS

James Dan Jennings, 78, of Vidor died March 29 at Spring Season Nursing Home in Vidor.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home in Vidor with burial at Del-Rose Cemetery under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in Vidor. Visitation will be from 2 to 10 p.m. today at the funeral home.

A native of Diboll, he lived in Vidor 34 years, was a retired Baptist minister and operator for Mobil Oil. He was also a World War II U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Darlene Jennings of Vidor; sons, Ben Jennings of Simpsonville, S.C., Jim Jennings of Vidor and Dan Jennings of Lumberton; daughters, Beverly Parker of Brownsboro, Sharon Lack of Beaumont, Sue Castilaw of Saco, Maine and Janet Smith of Vidor; 25 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren.

LINDA BRONSON JOHNSON

Linda Bronson Johnson, 47, of Jasper died March 25 at Christus Jasper Memorial Hospital.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lone Star District Church in Jasper with burial at Camp Ground Cemetery under the direction of Colemanís Mortuary in Jasper. Visitation will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. today at the mortuary.

She was a native and longtime resident of Jasper.

Survivors include her husband, Andrew Johnson of Jasper; sons, Christopher Collins and Lucas Collins, both of Jasper; daughters, Rhonda Thompson of Jasper and Dana Collins of Kokomo, Miss.; brothers, Weldon Hadnot of Houston, and Thomas R. Bronson and Jessie R. Bronson, both of Jasper; sisters, Glorice Mays, Flora Hadnot, Florence Booker and Leona Riley, all of Jasper; and nine grandchildren.

JOSEPH ANDREW KALINOWSKI

Joseph Andrew Kalinowski, 78, of Hemphill died March 23 at Veterans Administration Hospital in Houston.

A requiem eucharist will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Jasper with burial at 2 p.m. Monday at Veterans Administration Cemetery in Houston under the direction of Stringer and Griffin Funeral Home.

A native and former resident of Richmond, he lived in Hemphill many years and was a retired Minolta Corporation salesman.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma Kalinowski of Hemphill; brothers, Frank Kalinowski and Robert Kalinowski, both of Houston; sisters, Nancy Arthur, Dorothy Heppner, Helen Shiriver, Gertrude Brohead, Kathryn Duvall and Edith Martin, all of Houston.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 105 West Collier St., Jasper, Texas. 

HOWARD NEWMAN

Howard Newman, 81, of Port Arthur died March 27 at Park Place Medical Center in Port Arthur.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Sixth Street Baptist Church in Port Arthur with burial at Johnson Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Gabriel Funeral Home in Port Arthur. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

A lifelong resident of Port Arthur, he was retired from Laborerís Local No. 853.

Survivors include his wife, Leola Newman of Port Arthur; daughter, Catherine Nero Blaine of Port Arthur; son, Leroy Newman of Port Arthur; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

CURTIS L. PEET SR.

Curtis L. Peet Sr., 92, of Bartlesville, Okla., died march 28 in Bartlesville.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Forest Lawn Funeral Home with burial at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

A native of Orange Cove, Miss., he lived in Bartlesville many years.

Survivors include his son, Curtis Lynwood Peet Jr. of Bartlesville; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Camp Red Oak Springs (Christian Youth Camp in East Texas), 2455 Commerce Street, Beaumont. Texas. 

ANNIE KATE PEYTON

Annie Kate Peyton, 98, of Hemphill died March 29 at Twin Lakes Care Center in San Augustine.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Starr Funeral Home in Hemphill with burial at Keatchie Cemetery in Keatchie. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

A native of Geneva, she lived in Sabine County most of her life and was a homemaker.

Survivors include daughters, LaGail Patterson of Nacogdoches and Frances DuBose of Texas City; one grandchild; and three great-grandchildren.

PAUL ALFORD STAGG

Paul Alford Stagg, 86, of Longville, La., died March 29 at his residence.

Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Beauregard-Vernon Funeral Home in DeRidder, La., with burial at Magnolia Cemetery in Longville. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Saturday to time of service at the funeral home.

A native of Longville, he lived in Houston before moving back to Longville 10 years ago and was a petroleum engineer with the Texas Railroad Commission in Houston and Austin.

Survivors include sons, Robin P. Stagg of Covington, La., and Eric T. Stagg of Mexico City, Mexico; daughter, Sharron Stagg of Taos, N.M.; sister, Mary McCorquodale of Longville; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Magnolia Cemetery Association, c/o Blanche Cole, 262 Mickey Cole Road, Ragley, La. 70657.

LAWRENCE TALLEY

Lawrence Talley, 72, of Beaumont died March 29 at Methodist Hospital in Houston.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at L.M. Williams & Sons Funeral Home with burial at Magnolia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

A native of Hope, Ark., he lived in Beaumont most of his life, was a retired accountant for Mobil Oil Corp. and a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Drue M. Talley of Beaumont; and sister, Dorothy Adam of New Canaan, Conn.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 701 Calder Ave., Beaumont, Texas 77701.

HERMAN EDWARD WESTON

Herman Edward Weston, 50, of Lake Charles, La., died March 25 at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Fondel Memorial Chapel in Lake Charles with burial at Perkins Cemetery in Westlake, La. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

A native and longtime resident of Lake Charles, he was a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Shelida McCarver Weston of Lake Charles; daughters, Latosha Weston, Renita Weston and Carrie McCarver, all of Lake Charles; sons, Robert Williams, Rudolph McCarver, Robert McCarver, Joseph McCarver and Nathaniel McCarver, all of Lake Charles; sisters, Hinder Weston, Rosalie Lewis, Dora Harbor and Connie Ardoin, all of Lake Charles and Gloria McCullen of Long Beach, Calif.; brothers, Terry Weston, Curley Handy, Elridge Handy and Clyde Handy, all of Lake Charles and Douglas Handy of New York, N.Y.; mother, Margaret Handy of Lake Charles; foster mother, Lillian Lemelle of Lake Charles. 

ELVA G. WILLIAMSON

Elva G. Williamson, 72, of Buna died March 29 at Buna Nursing Home.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Central Baptist Church in Buna with burial at Antioch Cemetery under the direction of E.E. Stringer Funeral Home in Buna. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

A native of Bessmay, she lived in Buna most of her life and was a retired substitute teacher for Buna schools.

Survivors include sons, Tommy Williamson of Beaumont and Benjie Williamson of Buna; brothers, Jack Chapman of Buna and D.W. Chapman of Freeport; sisters, Madeline Chandler of San Marcos and Maureen Albritton of Buna; and four grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1269, Buna, Texas 77612 or American Cancer Society, 3560 Delaware, Beaumont, Texas 77706.

SERVICES
TODAY

RICHARD AIREY, St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 9:30 a.m.

WALTER BEROTTE, Our Lady of Sorrow Catholic Church, China, 11 a.m.

BILLY BROWN, Farmer Funeral Home, Silsbee, 4 p.m.

GEORGE CARLSON, Farmer Funeral Home, Silsbee, 10 a.m.

WILLIAM DECKARD, Farmer Funeral Home, Silsbee, 2 p.m.

SAM DuBOSE, Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home, Jasper, 10 a.m.

JOSEPH ERBELDING III, Johnson Bayou Baptist Church, Johnson Bayou, La., 2 p.m.

RAYBURN HOOKS SR., E.E. Stringer Funeral Home, Buna, 2 p.m.

CLARICE JAMES, graveside service, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 10 a.m.

RODNEY MERCIER, graveside service, Resthaven Gardens Cemetery, Baton Rouge, La., 2 p.m.

SHELBY TESTON, First Assembly of God Church, Silsbee, noon.

ELMER TILMMAN, graveside service, National Cemetery, Houston, 11:15 a.m.

LETNEY VICE, Pat A. Riley Funeral Home, Nederland, 11 a.m. 

SERVICES
PENDING

STACY LEE BREAUX, 31, of Bridge City died March 29, Claybar Funeral Home, Orange.

ROBERT D. HARDY SR., 74, of Beaumont died March 29, Broussardís Mortuary, Beaumont.

WILMA HERNANDEZ, 62, of Groves died march 30, Clayton Thompson Funeral Directors.

GERARD VINCENT MARANTO, 85, of Port Arthur died March 30, Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home, Port Arthur.

OTIS DEAN SWAYZER, 42, of Beaumont died March 30, Mercy Funeral Home, Gladys. 
 

ANNIE KATE PEYTON

Annie Kate Peyton, 98, of Hemphill died March 29 at Twin Lakes Care Center in San Augustine.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Starr Funeral Home in Hemphill with burial at Keatchie Cemetery in Keatchie. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

A native of Geneva, she lived in Sabine County most of her life and was a homemaker.

Survivors include daughters, LaGail Patterson of Nacogdoches and Frances DuBose of Texas City; one grandchild; and three great-grandchildren. 

PAUL ALFORD STAGG

Paul Alford Stagg, 86, of Longville, La., died March 29 at his residence.

Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Beauregard-Vernon Funeral Home in DeRidder, La., with burial at Magnolia Cemetery in Longville. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Saturday to time of service at the funeral home.

A native of Longville, he lived in Houston before moving back to Longville 10 years ago and was a petroleum engineer with the Texas Railroad Commission in Houston and Austin.

Survivors include sons, Robin P. Stagg of Covington, La., and Eric T. Stagg of Mexico City, Mexico; daughter, Sharron Stagg of Taos, N.M.; sister, Mary McCorquodale of Longville; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Magnolia Cemetery Association, c/o Blanche Cole, 262 Mickey Cole Road, Ragley, La. 70657.
 

LAWRENCE TALLEY

Lawrence Talley, 72, of Beaumont died March 29 at Methodist Hospital in Houston.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at L.M. Williams & Sons Funeral Home with burial at Magnolia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

A native of Hope, Ark., he lived in Beaumont most of his life, was a retired accountant for Mobil Oil Corp. and a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Drue M. Talley of Beaumont; and sister, Dorothy Adam of New Canaan, Conn.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 701 Calder Ave., Beaumont, Texas 77701.

ELVA G. WILLIAMSON

Elva G. Williamson, 72, of Buna died March 29 at Buna Nursing Home.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Central Baptist Church in Buna with burial at Antioch Cemetery under the direction of E.E. Stringer Funeral Home in Buna. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

A native of Bessmay, she lived in Buna most of her life and was a retired substitute teacher for Buna schools.

Survivors include sons, Tommy Williamson of Beaumont and Benjie Williamson of Buna; brothers, Jack Chapman of Buna and D.W. Chapman of Freeport; sisters, Madeline Chandler of San Marcos and Maureen Albritton of Buna; and four grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1269, Buna, Texas 77612 or American Cancer Society, 3560 Delaware, Beaumont, Texas 77706.


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