|Burch, Allen Eugene
Funeral services for
Allen Eugene Burch, 94, of Beaumont, will be held
on Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. in the Claybar
Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive
friends prior to the service from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Interment will be that afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in Jeanerette
Methodist Cemetery in Jeanerette, LA. Mr. Burch was born July
14, 1913 in Hempstead, TX. to Thomas and Blanche Burch and
passed away April 29, 2008 in Beaumont, TX. He earned both a
Chemical Engineer Degree and Law Degree and was active in many
organizations. For over 60 years, he was a Texas Mason and a
Texas Knight of Templar. He will be remembered as the past
president and vice-president of the local chapter of the Sons of
American Revolution, past president and secretary of the Texas
State Wolf and Fox Hunters Association, and a member of the
Boles Field Fox Hunters Association. Mr. Burch is preceded in
death by his wife of 65 years, Marjorie Cyr Burch, his parents,
and his sister, Ocie Anna Burch. He is survived by nieces,
Patricia Cyr Hansen and husband Hubert of Shreveport, LA.; Paula
Cyr Louviere and husband Eldridge of Jeanerette, LA., Sandra Cyr
Mestayer and husband Ross of Lacombe, LA.; nephew, Charles M.
Cyr and wife Joie of Metairie, LA.; numerous grand nephews and
nieces, and godchild, Corinne Oppermann and husband Gus. A
special thanks is extended to Mr. Burch's caregivers, Linda
Renfro, Jackie Thomas, and Belinda Adams. In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions may be made to the Charles M. Cyr
Scholarship Fund, PO Box 432, Jeanerette, LA. 70544.
Published in The Beaumont
Enterprise on 4/30/2008.
|Burkett, Ennis Elwood
Ennis Elwood Burkett,
85, of Port Neches died Monday, April 28, 2008. He was born in
Ringgold, Louisiana to Arron and Cumilee Franklin Burkett.
During World War II, Mr. Burkett served in the United States
Army. He married Kathleen Smith on March 21, 1942 and a year
later their daughter, Donita Gail, was born. The family moved to
Port Neches where they opened Burkett's Jewelry on April 29,
1947 and it has continued for three generations, now as
Burkett's Emporium in Nederland. Mr. Burkett was a member of the
Watchmaker's Guild when it was first organized. He was a member
of the First United Methodist Church in Port Neches, the Men's
Bible Class and United Methodist Men. He was an avid sailor and
spent many hours at his second home by the Rainbow Bridge. He
enjoyed sailing and racing with his family and passed his love
of it on to his daughter and granddaughter. He also belonged to
the Lake Sabine Sailing Club. Funeral services will be held at
10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 1, 2008 at Levingston Funeral Home
in Port Neches with Rev. Randy Carrion officiating. Burial will
follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5:00
to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at the funeral home. He
was preceded in death by his daughter, Donita Burkett O'Neal. He
is survived by his wife of 66 years, Kathleen (Kathy) Burkett;
son-in-law, John P. O'Neal of Port Arthur; granddaughter, Holly
O'Neal Bradberry and husband, Chad; and great granddaughter,
Laurel Gail Bradberry. He is also survived by his sister,
Eleanor Burkett Holley and husband, Tilley of Minden, Louisiana
and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be
made to the First United Methodist Church in Port Neches, The
Alzheimer's Foundation or a charity of your choice.
Published in The Beaumont
Enterprise on 4/30/2008.
|Burris, Ola Elodie
Elodie Burris, 91, of Beaumont died Friday, July 25, 2008 at Gulf Health
Care Center in Port Arthur.
She was born on November 26, 1916 in Port Arthur, Texas to Zack Derese
and Lydia Daily Derese. She was a lifelong resident of Port Arthur and
member of the United Methodist Temple and Eastern Star Chapter #262.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 28, 2008 at
Levingston Funeral Home in Groves. Reverend Jesse Brannen of the United
Methodist Temple will be officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn
Memorial Park. A visitation for family and friends will begin at 9:00
a.m. on Monday morning at the funeral home.
Ola was preceded in death by her husband; Capt. Herman Burris, son; Mark
Burris, sister; Ruth Broussard, and brothers; Andy Derese, Aaron Derese
and Jarel Derese.
She is survived by two daughters; Rachel Gay Bell of Nederland, and Ann
Harrell of Nederland, two sisters; Betty Derese of Port Arthur, and Joy
Dyer of Port Arthur, one brother; Billy Derese of San Antonio, eight
grandchildren; Jason, Deedra, Jarret and Jeffrey Bell, Leah, Jacob and
Jamie Harrell and Erin Burris, fourteen great grandchildren and two
great great grandchildren.
|Burt, Tyler James
Tyler James Burt, l8, of Port Neches,
Texas died Sunday, June 29, 2008.
Tyler was born February 4, 1990 in Nederland, Texas to Kevin Burt and
Pamela Fontenot Burt. He was a lifelong resident of Port Neches and
worked as an installer for A-1 Tint. He was a member of Wesley United
Methodist Church in Nederland.
Funeral services will be at l0:00 a.m., Thursday, July 3, 2008 at
Levingston Funeral Home in Groves with Reverend Buddy Evans officiating.
Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park. A visitation for family
and friends will be held on Wednesday evening from 5:00p.m.-8:00p.m. at
the funeral home.
Tyler was preceded in death by his grandparents, James and Gay Fontenot;
cousin, Faith Fontenot; great-grandparents, Homer and JoAnn Savery and
Louis and Racie Darce.
Survivors include his parents, Kevin and Pamela Burt of Port Neches;
sister, Jessica Burt of Port Neches; brother, Kevin Burt, Jr. of Port
Neches; Jeanne and James Burt of Rayburn Lake, and Georgia Fontenot;
aunts and uncles,Tammy and Raymond Hanks of Port Neches, Stephanie and
Randall McCuller of Nederland, James and Donna Fontenot of Ville Platte,
LA, Vanessa and Danny Spurlock of Silsbee; girl friend, Starr Broccato
of Port Neches; and numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins.
|Busceme, James Anthony "Pawpee"
James Anthony Pawpee Busceme passed away on Saturday, March 1,
2008 after a prolonged illness. James was born in Beaumont on
October 5, 1930 to Jake and Rose Busceme. James worked for the
Texas Department of Transportation as an Electrical Supervisor
for thirty-eight years. He spent most of his free time doing
what he truly enjoyed, coaching boxing for the Golden Gloves. He
mentored many young men and will be best remembered for his
number one prize pupil, his son Bubba. Bubba fought in many
international fights including the Olympics in Munich, Germany
in 1972. He still holds Golden Glove records for State and
National Championships. James was a fighter. He exhibited this
trait over the sixteen years as he battled several illnesses.
James was upbeat, always smiling. His first influence will live
on in the lives of those who knew and loved him. His parents;
Jake Busceme and Rosa Stropolo Busceme; and brother, Frank
Busceme preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife of
fifty-seven years, Audrey Busceme of Beaumont; sons, James Bubba
Busceme and his wife Kim of Nederland, Michael W. Busceme of
Beaumont and Richard Busceme and his wife Lisa of Baton Rouge,
Louisiana; daughter, LeeAnne Walker and her husband Ernie of
Sour Lake; brother, Henry Busceme and his wife Maebelle of
Lumberton; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and a
large extended family of nieces and nephews who loved and
admired the character and integrity he possessed. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March
5, 2008 at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church with burial to
follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park under the direction of
Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A gathering of
family and friends will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a
Christian Vigil at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at the
Mortuary. His nephews, Carlton, Jeff and Clayton Manzer, Jamie
Constanzi, Michael Snapp and Robby Boone will be serving as
pallbearers. Complete and updated information may be viewed at
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on 3/4/2008.
|Butler, Charlene P. Duffy
Charlene P. Duffy Butler, age eighty-nine of Beaumont, Texas, passed
peacefully from this earth on Friday, April 11, 2008, surrounded by her
family. Charlene was born March 14, 1919 in Houston, Texas to Emma
Theresa Dreyling Duffy and Charles Gavin Duffy. She attended Houston
schools and graduated from San Jacinto High School in 1936. She worked
as a secretary in Houston after graduating from business school. She
married Elbert Elwood Butler on May 4, 1939. They moved to Beaumont with
their children Suzanne and Robert, later joined by daughter Barbara and
had a happy life. She was a faithful room mother, cub mom and bluebird
leader for her children. She loved participating in her children's
activities. She was a lifelong member of the Catholic Church and was a
charter member of Saint Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church in Beaumont. She
was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and San Souci Dance Club and
loved to play bridge. Charlene and Elwood loved to travel and took many
cruises and overseas adventures together. As our dad always said, She
was planning another before the plane landed. She was preceded in death
by her parents; her husband, Elbert Elwood Butler; and two sisters, Inez
Carter and Mary Elizabeth Smith. Charlene is survived by her three
children, daughter, Suzanne Butler Shaver and husband Roy of Kerrville;
son, Robert Elwood Butler and wife Linda of Tulsa, Oklahoma; daughter,
Barbara Butler Valka and husband Bill of Spring; sister, Lois Lindsey of
Austin; grandchildren, Robert Kevin Burchfield and wife Pam of Beaumont,
Shawn Burchfield Font and husband Bruce of Beaumont, Sam Butler and wife
Robyn of San Angelo, Chad Burchfield of Brenham, Tom Butler of Canyon,
Christopher Valka of Toronto, Michael Valka and wife Rachael of Katy;
great grandchildren, Brittany Burchfield, Joshua Font, Caleb Butler,
Kara Butler, Caitlyn Font and John Michael Valka; and numerous nieces
and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 a.m.
Monday, April 14, 2008 at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church. Graveside
service will be 2:00 p.m. at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Lufkin under
the direction of Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Rosary
will be recited 5:00 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 2008 with a gathering of
family and friends to follow at the mortuary. The family would like to
express their sincere appreciation to Charlene's loving caregivers,
Lorraine Teniert, Thelma Loften, Aundria BeBe Johnson, Phyllis Iglesias,
and Edna Morris who gave such loving care to our mom. We also appreciate
the care given by Southern Oaks Hospice. Memorial contributions may be
made to Alzheimers Association, 440 North 18th Street, Beaumont, Texas
77707 and Brenham State School, 4001 Hwy 36 South, Brenham, Texas 77833.
Complete and updated information may be viewed at
www.broussardsmortuary.com. Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on
|Butler, Rita Faye
Rita Faye Butler, 57, of Beaumont, TX died Friday, April 30,
2008 at Southeast Texas Medical Center in Port Arthur, TX.
Funeral service will be at 12:00 noon Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at
Scott Olive Missionary Baptist Church with burial at Sacred
Heart Cemetery under the direction of Calvary Mortuary Staff.Â
Visitaion will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the church.
Survivors include her husband, Harold Francis Butler, Sr.; and
Tiffeny Butler both of Beaumont, TX; sister, Deloris Sostand
(Roland) of Hopkins, SC; brothers, Preston Bailey and Charles
Bailey (Janice); a host of other relatives and friends.
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on 5/5/2008.
On Wednesday, August 13, 2008 Wayne Butler of Port
Neches, age 69 went to be with the Lord, after a year long battle with
cancer. Wayne was a graduate of Nederland High School class of 1957. He
was a life-long member of the First Baptist Church of Port Neches. He
retired from DuPont after 39 years of service as an Operations
Supervisor. There will be a visitation from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. Friday,
August 15, 2008 at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home. Funeral services will
be 11:00 AM, Saturday, August 16, 2008 at First Baptist Church of Port
Neches with Dr. David Mahfouz officiating. Serving as pallbearers will
be Mitch Butler, Corey, Chris and Chase Block, Chip Hood, Chad Butler,
John Lane, Sterling Gregg. Honorary pallbearer will be Keaton Butler.
Wayne is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Carol Mitchell Butler
of Port Neches; brother, Billy Joe Butler of Port Neches, brother, Gene
Butler and wife JoAnn of Nederland; daughters, Kellie Block and Kim
Butler, son, Mitch Butler and wife Kari all of Port Neches;
grandchildren, Corey Block and wife Maranda of Groves, Chris Block and
wife Randi of Lake Jackson, Charlee Lane and husband John of Lumberton,
Chip Hood of Port Neches, Chase Block of Port Neches and Keaton Butler
of Nederland; great-grandchildren, Cason, Mackenli and Ryleigh Block of
Lake Jackson, Colten Lane of Lumberton and Logan O'Dell of Buna, along
with several cousins, nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers,
contributions can be made to the Butler Memorial Garden c/o First
Baptist Church, 1900 Magnolia, Port Neches, TX 77651. Published in The
Beaumont Enterprise from 8/15/2008 - 8/16/2008
|Byerly, Michael Dwain
Michael Dwain Byerly, 38, of Newton, TX. passed away, Saturday, March 8,
2008 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, TX. A visitation for Mr. Byerly will
be Friday, March 14, 2008 from 6-9 PM at Robinson Community Funeral Home
in Jasper, TX. Funeral services for Mr. Byerly will be Saturday, March
15, 2008 at 11AM at Liberty Community Christ Sanctified Holy Church with
interment following at Shankleville Cemetery in Newton, TX. Mr. Byerly
is survived by his parents; Earl Byerly and Madeline Byerly of Newton,
TX., two daughters; Destiny Byerly and Chelnicia Byerly of Newton, TX.,
one son; Michael Byerly, Jr. of Newton, TX., three brothers; Anthony
Byerly of Austin, TX., Craig Byerly of Houston, TX., Jeffery Byerly of
Newton, TX., two sisters; Marnita Byerly of Houston, TX. and Kimberly
Byerly of Newton, TX. Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on 3/14/2008.
Submitted by Elaine Stone
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