12/6/1915 - 8/8/2008
Bernice “Aunt Bea” Alexander Beaird, 92, of Beaumont, died Friday,
August 8, 2008 at Cypress Glen Nursing and Rehabilitation in Port
A native of Blackshear, Georgia and resident of Beaumont most of her
life, Mrs. Beaird was a bookkeeper for Tinkle Furniture Company and
retired after forty-five years.
Her husband, Arthur Beaird; step-son, Lynn Beaird; sisters, Millicent
Howard, Lee Tevis, Ora Dawson and Ruth Williams; brothers, Elbert
“Eddie” Howard and John D. Howard preceded her in death.
Survivors include her sons, Travis E. Alexander, Jr. and his wife
Lurlene and John L. Alexander and his wife Shirley all of Beaumont;
three granddaughters, Jenifer Alexander of Galveston, Ethel Bulgherini
of Lumberton, Rosa Cegielski of Groves; two grandsons, John W. Alexander
of Beaumont and Mark Alexander of Groves; seven great grandchildren,
Chris Mazzu, Justin Cegielski, Jaclyn Cegielski, B.J. Bulgherini,
Brittani Bulgherini, William Alexander and Abigal Alexander;
step-daughters, Joann Bain and Joy; step-sons, Elton Beaird, Clark
Beaird and Mike Beaird; brother, Hugh A. Howard of Liberty; and several
nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday, August 10, 2008 at
Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605
North Major Drive, Beaumont.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association or
American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 5144, Beaumont, Texas 77726.
|Beard, Ruby R.
Ruby R. Beard, 84, of
Groves, Texas died Saturday, May 31, 2008 at Magnolia Manor.
Ruby was born January 8, l924 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Charles
Mowbray and Maude Taylor Mowbray. She was a homemaker and resident of
Groves for 58 years.
Funeral services will be at l:00p.m., Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at
Levingston Funeral Home in Groves, Texas. Burial will follow at
Greenlawn Memorial Park. A visitation for family and friends will be
held on Tuesday evening from 5:00p.m.-8:00p.m. at the funeral home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Burliegh Beard and brother,
Survivors include her nieces, Linda Ogier of Kenner,LA, Pam Owens, and
Cecile Leo; nephew, L J. Romero of Port Arthur, TX; sisters-in-law,
Delores Mowbray of Florida and Beatrice Landry of Groves,TX; and very
close friend, Barbara Blum.
|Bearden, Arven Wayne "BoBo"
Arven Wayne "BoBo" Bearden 49, of LaBelle passed away Wednesday,
September 19, 2007 at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth in Beaumont.
Funeral service will be 10 AM, Saturday, September 22, 2007 at
Broussard's Mortuary in Nederland with Reverend Ronald Bordes
officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port
Neches. A gathering of family and friends will be 5-8 PM, Friday at the
Arven was a native and lifelong resident of the mid-county area. He was
employed with Gulfco for 16 years as a steel worker. He is survived by
his parents Robert Odell Bearden Sr. of Port Acres, Ruby Mae Bearden of
LaBelle, two sons, Justin Bearden of San Diego, Ca., Joshua Bearden of
Augusta, Geogria; three sisters, Linda Sue Bearden Bean of LaBelle,
Mattie Lynn Bearden Baird and her husband Billy of Joplin, Mo., Pamela
Jean Bearden Welch and her husband Jerry of Nederland, five brothers,
Robert Bearden Jr. and his wife Vickie of LaBelle, Johnny Bearden and
his wife Paula of LaBelle, Gary Michael Bearden and his wife Leslie of
Fannett, David Allen Bearden and Maddie Monk of Groves, Steven Bearden
and his wife Katrinia of Port Arthur, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to especially thank Christus Hospital St.
|Bearden, Beatrice "Bea"
Beatrice Bea Bearden, 54, of Port Arthur passed away on Sunday, March 9,
2008, at Methodist Hospital in Houston. Funeral services will be held at
2:00 pm on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at Broussard's in Nederland.
Entombment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves. A gathering
of family and friends will be from 5:00pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, March
11, 2008 at the mortuary. Bea was a native of Port Arthur and a lifetime
resident of the area. She worked at the courtesy booth at Bruce's Market
Basket in Groves for over twenty years and enjoyed needlepoint and loved
her cats. She will be remembered as a sweet and loving person. Bea is
survived by her son, Stephen Bearden of Port Arthur; Parents, Johnnie
and Nadia Cardwell of Beaumont; brothers, Johnnie Cardwell Jr. and his
wife Pat of Dewitt, Arkansas and Bill Cardwell and his wife Lynda of
Port Arthur; her sister, Nadia Philmon and her husband Ken of Silsbee
and her best friend, Jackie Stevens of Groves. She is also survived by
numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions in Bea's memory may
be directed to The Humane Society of Southeast Texas 2050 Spindletop
Ave. Beaumont, Texas 77705 Complete and updated information may be
viewed at www.broussardsmortuary.com. Published in The Beaumont
Enterprise on 3/11/2008.
Mr. Melvin Benard, age 68, of Beaumont, TX went home to
be with the Lord at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital on Tuesday, December
16, 2008. Melvin leaves his legacy of love to his daughters, Goritta
Rideau of Beaumont and Cynthia Michelle Benard of Kadena Air Force Base,
Okinawa, Japan; a special friend, Adanna Henry of Beaumont; brothers,
Willie Benard (Wilburean), Lawrence Benard, Alton McCurley, Jr. (Belva)
and Ernest Frank all of Beaumont; Leroy Benard (Joyce) of Seattle, WA
and Robert Keith Benard (Sharen) of Houston; sisters, Helen Jones, Helen
M. Clark and Dianne Graham (Archie) all of Beaumont; four grandchildren;
and a host of neices, nephews and other relatives. The Celebration of
Life service for Melvin will be held on Saturday, December 20, 2008 at
Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church at 11:00 AM. The visitation will be from
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Saturday morning before the service at the church.
The interment will be in Magnolia Cemetery under the professional
direction of Comeaux-Community Funeral Chapel. Published in The Beaumont
Enterprise on 12/19/2008
|Bennett, Geneva Lois
Geneva Lois Bennett, 90, of Beaumont died Saturday, March 15, 2008 with
her loving family surrounding her at Christus Hospital, St. Elizabeth.
She was born in Chenneyville, La. and a lifelong resident of Beaumont,
Texas. She is a 1936 graduate from Charlton-Pollard High School. Funeral
services will be held Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at St.
James United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Live oak
Cemetery. There will be a public viewing today from 12 Noon until 6:00
p.m. at Mercy Funeral Home. Visitation, 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
Saturday at the church. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ivory
and JoAnn Jackett; husband, Henry Bennet, Sr., and son, Henry Bennett,
Jr. She is survived by four daughters, Patsy Hornsby Strong of Houston,
Texas, Constance Bennett-Pollard (Henry), Barbara McCreary (Samuel) all
of Beaumont; June M. Bennett of Washington, D.C.; two sons, Harold
Bennett (Maudry) of New Iberia, La., Bruce L. Bennett of Washington,
D.C.; daughter-in-law, Priscilla Bennett of Las Vegas, NV. and
sister-in-law, Cora Elizabeth Thomas of Houston, Texas; four sisters,
Dorothy Batiste of Lecompte, La., Delores Sumbler of Lakeridge, Va.,
Geneva Lynch (Moses) of Pensacola, Fl., Rosa Taylor (Bobby) of
Alexandria, La.; two brothers, Jimmy Winnfield (Josephine), and David
Winnfield all of Alexandria, La.; (6) grandchildren, (9) great
grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on 3/21/2008.
77, of Port Neches passed away Monday, June 16, 2008 at Dubuis Hospital
in Beaumont after a courageous battle with cancer. Mass of Christian
Burial will be 10:00 AM, Thursday, June 19, 2008 at Our Lady of
Guadalupe Catholic Church in Port Arthur with the interment to follow at
St. Francis Regis Cemetery in Arnaudville, Louisiana at 4:00 PM under
the direction of Broussard's in Nederland. A gathering of family and
friends will be from 5 to 8 PM Wednesday with a scriptural rosary to be
recited at 6 PM at the mortuary. Mr. Benoit was a native of Arnaudville,
Louisiana and has lived in the mid-county area since 1952. He retired
from Gulf Oil with 33 years of service as a civil engineer. He served
his country in the U. S. Air Force. He was a member of Our Lady of
Guadalupe Catholic Church in Port Arthur. Also a member of the Usher
Society for 12 years. Mr Benoit was preceded in death by the mother of
his children Joycelyn. He is survived by wife, Russie Benoit of Port
Neches; three daughters, Vickie Russell and husband David of Port
Arthur, Jill Williams and husband Jon of Nederland, Babette Ford and
husband Chad of Nederland; son, Guy Benoit and wife Mayna of Nederland;
two stepdaughters, Karen Stephens and husband Wayne of Port Arthur,
Kathryn Bollman of Clearlake; four stepsons, Karl Bollmann and wife
Martha of Del Rio, Kyle Bollmann and wife Debbie of Charleston, South
Carolina, Karter Bollmann of Clearlake, Kristopher Bollmann of Houston;
two sisters, Rena LaLonde of Opelousas, Louisiana, Rose Simar and
husband Leon of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is also survived by nineteen
grandchildren, Amy Manuel, Jesse Russell, Lacy Benoit, Shane Benoit,
Brittni Hayes, Tyler Williams, Dillon Ford, Cade Ford, Blake Ford, Karl
Bollman III, Leslie Bollmann, Brian Bollamnn, Levi Bollmann, Seth
Bollman, Brittny Bollmann, Kimberly Bollman, Luke Bollmann, Micha
Bollmann and Elise Robinson. Our beloved Daddy, PawPaw, husband and
friend was loved, cherished and will be missed by all. His unconditional
love knew no bounds. His strength, gentleness and kind spirit will be
remembered. Memorial can be made to the
American Cancer Society or Our Lady
of Guadalupe Church in Port Arthur. Complete and updated information may
be viewed at www.broussardsmortuary.com. Published in The Beaumont
Enterprise on 6/18/2008.
|Bergeron, Margaret Ann
Margaret Ann Bergeron, 87, of Nederland, died Saturday, March 8, 2008 in
Beaumont. Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at
Broussard's in Nederland with Rev. Joe Roberts and Frank Hodges
officiating, with interment to follow at Memory Gardens in Nederland. A
gathering of family and friends will be from 5 to 8 PM Monday at the
mortuary. Mrs. Bergeron was a native of Luling and lived in Port Arthur
and Nederland most of her life. She retired from Southwestern Bell as an
operator with 35 years of service. Mrs. Bergeron is survived by her
sons, L.J. Bergeron of Fannett, and Travis Bergeron of Nederland; six
grandchildren, Jamie Cormier, Sherri Herring, Scott Bergeron, Dusty,
Bergeron, Cliff Fitzgerald, and James Bergeron; also sixteen great
grandchildren. Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's
2242 W. Holcombe Blvd., Houston, Texas 77030-2008. Complete and updated
information may be viewed at www.broussardsmortuary.com. Published in
The Beaumont Enterprise on 3/10/2008.
|Besse, Eunice Marie
Eunice Marie Besse of Groves, TX passed away at 9:45PM on Tuesday, May
27, 2008 at the Medial Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur, TX at
the age of 89.
Eunice was born on December 04, 1918 in Youngsville, LA to Marie and
Joseph Rabeaux. She married John Besse, Sr. and moved to Port Arthur, TX
in 1938. She was a homemaker.
Visitation will be Thursday evening from 5:00 to 8:00PM at Levingston
Funeral Home, with a recitation of the rosary by Cecil Broussard,
brother-in-law, at 6:30PM.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00p.m., Friday, May
30, 2008, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Groves, TX with Monsignor
Kenneth Greig serving as celebrant.
The Rite of Committal will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park under the
direction of Levingston Funeral Home in Groves, TX.
Eunice was preceded in death by her husband John Besse, Sr., parents:
Marie and Joseph Rabeaux: granddaughter: Kimberly Besse, brother: David
Rabeaux and sisters: Louise Gary, Winnie Broussard, Lillian Rabeaux, and
She is survived by her three children: son, John Besse, Jr. and wife Pat
of Nederland, TX; and daughters: Dolores King and husband Warren of
Groves, TX and Elizabeth “Bitsy” Jackson and husband Ronny of Orange,
TX; one brother, Robert Rabeaux of New Iberia, LA and four sisters:
Elizabeth Boutte and Lorraine O’Neal of Lafayette, LA; Gladys Landry of
New Iberia, LA; and Hazel Sutherland of Framingham, MA; six
grandchildren: Anna Ousley, Jason King, Jeremy Jackson, Jared Jackson,
Kristi Holton and Angela Court; and nine great grandchildren: Jade and
Paige Ousley, Lane King, Brea and Thomas Shipley, Nickolette Tate, Kylie
Court and Austen and Brock Holton.
Pallbearers will be Jason King, Jeremy Jackson, Jared Jackson, Brian
Ousley, Robert Holton and Steven Besse ..
The family would like to offer our special thanks to Dr. A. Arcala, the
Medical Center of Southeast Texas and Odyssey for being so thoughtful
Friends wishing may send memorial contributions to: Odyssey Hospice; 550
Fannin Street, Suite l230; Beaumont, Texas 77701.
Submitted by Elaine Stone
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