first_imgBy Darragh Doiron The News staff writer It’s okay that Shirley Dement talks about herself in third person. All three sound pretty nice. “I guess Shirley is a people person,” Dement said. Her daughter calls her something else. “Mom is a ball of fire,” said Brooks Cima, Dement’s daughter. “She has been a ‘professional volunteer’ on the local scene for over 20 years, with most of that spent in service with the United Board of Missions.” At this past week’s UBM open house to promote office renovations, Dement proudly showed offices where area needy can get help with paying utilities and prescriptions, food and clothing. She’s gearing up for the holiday Share-A-Toy. Now president of the board, Dement said a church member asked her to attend a UBM meeting years ago. “I was just amazed at what the people were doing,” she recalled. Gentle nudges got her active in other UBM projects and now she finds the work rewarding. Talking to clients, such as grandmothers raising grandchildren, is emotional, she said. “When jobs are hard to find, that’s when United Board of Missions is needed,” Dement said. When grandmothers come in and humbly ask for a toy, Dement wants to help. “If it were up to me, I’d give them the whole building,” she said. In addition to her UBM work, Shirley has an active church life at the First United Methodist Church in Groves where she is in the choir and serves on the worship committee. “Her family is very important to her. She and my father will celebrate 54 years of marriage in May of 2008,” Cima said Cima said her mother is active in the lives of her grandchildren: Mindy, recently married and doing post-graduate work at the University of St. Thomas; Erin, a prospective May graduate from University of St. Andrews; Caitlin, a recent graduate from Baylor University now serving in the U.S. Air Force; and Derrick, a freshman engineering major at Louisiana State University. Contact this reporter at [email protected] Next Uplast_img read more

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first_img When the Cowboys tangled with the Eagles Saturday aftenoon, it marked only the third time Dallas has played at home on Christmas Eve. One of those two, on Dec. 24, 1989 against Green Bay, remains at the top of Jimmy Johnson’s list of least favorite memories during a five-year, two Super Bowl tenure as the Cowboys’ head coach. With fewer than 30,000 fans in the stands, the Packers won 20-10 in 23-degree temperatues at Texas Stadium, leaving the Cowboys with a 1-15 record in Johnson’s first season. According to a story in the Dec. 24 issue of Dallas Cowboys Star, Jimmy was so bummed out and drained from what he endured in that first NFL season, he flew to Bermuda by himself the following day and spent a week on the beaches there without communicating with anybody. Apparently nobody, not even Jerry Jones, knew where he was. Upon his return, JJ refused to utter the words one and 15 and still won’t . . . One of Dallas’ biggest challenges against Philadephia Saturday — this column was written before the game — was keeping Eagles defensive end Jason Babin off Tony Romo. Babin went into the game with 18 sacks and had an outside chance to break Michael Strahan’s all-time NFL single-season record. While Babin’s name might not resonate with a lot of NFL followers, it makes Houston Texans fans ill. The Texans traded second, third, fourth and fifth round picks to Tennessee in order to move up to 27th in the first round in 2004 so they could take Babin. During three inglorious years in Houston, Babin managed a total of 13 sacks — or five less than he had through the first 14 games of this season. Ultimately, he was traded to Seattle for a defensive back named Michael Boulware. At this point in time, Babin is arguably the Texans’ most successful No. 1 pick, albeit with all his success being in a different uniform.There’s an interesting subplot for Lamar’s visit to No. 3 Kentucky Wednesday night, a game that’s being televised on ESPNU. Fired LU coach Steve Roccaforte was Kentucky boss John Calipari’s recruiting ace while at Memphis, Calipari lobbied for Roc to get the Lamar job and later made a trip to Beaumont to speak at the Cardinals’ preseason banquet. With Roc having burned some bridges on the way out the door, contending that he was mistreated at Lamar, you have to think he gave Calipari an earful. So the question is whether the Kentucky coach will pile it on Wednesday night, if he gets the chance. Adding fuel to the fire is the fact Bob Knight has trashed Calipari’s coaching methods more than once. Pat Knight, however, claims he has a good relationship with Calipari. We’ll see . . . As one who spent many, many hours covering games and writing about the achievements of Bum Phillips and Little Joe Washington, it’s going to be gratifying seeing them inducted into the sixth Texas Bowl Gridiron Legends Class next Saturday in Reliant Stadium at halftime of Texas A&M’s clash with Northwestern in the Meinike Car Care Bowl. Bum and Little Joe are two of my all-time favorites and two of the greatest sports achievers to come out of Southeast Texas. It’s so appropriate they are being inducted with Lone Star State football heaveyweights like Texas A&M legend John David Crow, Houston Oilers QB Dan Pastorini, Texans owner Bob McNair and former Katy High School coach Mike Johnston. My only real regret for Bum was that the Pittsburgh Steelers dynasty of the 1970s kept him out of a Super Bowl. For Joe, the regret was that Oklahoma’s probation in 1974 cost him the TV exposure that would have helped him win the Heisman Trophy. Next to missing a season in which he would likely have solidified himself as one of the NFL’s best, most explosive running backs, and having to go through the pain associated with ACL rehab, the worst thing about his knee injury for Memorial ex Jamaal Charles has been putting with irate Fantasy Football fanatics who took him high in their drafts. “I’m starting to hate fantasy,” Charles recently said. “People are criticizing me like I wanted to get hurt. A lot of people come up to me and say like, ‘You caused my season to be messed up.’ I’m like, man, I have a real-life situation. It’s not a fake situation. It’s a real life situation than can affect my whole family.” . . . Tim Tebow mania, as you may have noticed, is clearly out of control. NBC’s Saturday Night Live did an hilarious spoof last week with Tebow and Jesus in the Broncos locker room, and now is trying to land him as the third NFL QB — Peyton Manning and Tom Brady are the others — to host the show. Also, last week in Bartow, Fla., an uproar was triggered after an anonymous person put a cardboard cutout of Tebow alongside the city’s Christmas Nativity scene. The cutout was quickly removed, but a citizen protest soon followed Tebow being sacked. Eventually the cutout was put back in the manger as a wise man, along with a disclaimer sign saying Tebow was not placed there or endorsed by the county. God help us if Tebow ever leads the Broncos to a Super Bowl . . . Where else but JerryWorld could a coach celebrating a state championship, and a sportswriter getting quotes from him in the aftermath, get run down by an unmanned golf cart, as happened last Saturday night following Spring Dekaney’s 5A title victory over Cibolo Steele? Jethro should be thankful that wasn’t Memorial’s Kenny Harrison and me standing at midfield. I’d have sued in heartbeat. After Thursday night’s clunker in Indianapolis, it’s difficult to be optimistic about the Houston Texans in the playoffs. With rookie QB T.J. Yates running the offense, and their only deep threat, Andre Johnson, on the sidelines with a hamstring injury, the Texans are simply too easy to defend, and they wind up leaving the defense on the field too long. It may be time for Texans coach Gary Kubiak to consider going with one of the two veteran QB’s on the roster — Jake Delhomme or Jeff Garcia. Then, again, if Johnson can’t play and Wade Phillips isn’t back to run the defense, the Texas may not be able to beat anybody. One final thought on the Thursday loss at Indy. Two of the personal fouls whistled on rookie J.J. Watt against Colts QB Dan Orlovsky were as lame as I’ve ever seen. And the second played a factor in the Colts winning drive . . . Here’s hoping that Sugar Bowl folks, and all the other elitists in college football, are happy over relegating one of the nation’s top five teams, Boise State, to the out-of-sight, out of mind Maaco Bowl. By again snubbing Boise, the game’s power brokers denied college football fans a game worth watching against Michigan, instead of a ho hummer between the Wolverines and Virginia Tech. Relegated to a bowl few people saw Thursday night in Las Vegas, the Broncos did what they always do to a BCS opponent, splattering Arizona State 56-24. That made their record over the last four years 50-3, including 6-0 against teams from BCS leagues. Two of their three losses were by one point and the other by three. Victims included eventual Pac 10 champ Oregon in 2009, eventual ACC champ Virginia Tech in 2010 and SEC East champ Georgia in 2011. There would have been more top dogs embarrassed but everybody ran from scheduling Boise. Then the Broncos kept getting snubbed by the big bowls, further protecting the elite.Sports editor Bob West can be e-mailed at [email protected]center_img Merry Christmas to all this column’s faithful readers. Hopefully, Santa delivered exactly what you wanted. Meanwhile, even on Dec. 25, there’s much to discuss in the wild and crazy world of sports.LU basketball Pat Knight, clearly disappointed at the way his team played in a 70-50 loss to No. 2 ranked Ohio State Tuesday night, was surprised at the reaction of dad, Bob Knight, after the game. “Other than us throwing up too many outside jump shots, he liked a lot of what he saw,” said the younger Knight. “He was really impressed with how hard our kids competed, how tough we defended them and how we got on the boards.” On Monday, the elder Knight had spoken at length to Cardinal players in the locker room, watched their practice and, with Pat’s encouragement, got involved. One point he made to Lamar’s guards was that they weren’t stepping into their shots. Later, he took photos with all the players. . . . Those who watched the Lamar-Ohio State telecast on the Big Ten Network heard a lot of positive things said about the Cardinals by BTN analyst Jim Jackson. Turns out the former Ohio State All-America, who was the fourth player picked in the 1992 NBA draft by Dallas, attended some Five-Star basketball camps many years ago with Pat Knight, then played against him when Pat was at Indiana. At Knight’s invitation, Jackson also spoke to Cardinal players, with his theme that they need to make the most of the college experience and bear down in the classroom. “We didn’t pull off an upset, but between the talks from my dad and Jim Jackson, and the TV exposure, there was a lot of good for Lamar that came from playing Ohio State,” said Pat. “I guess I took how the game played out worse than other people because I don’t believe in moral victories.”last_img read more

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first_imgWhen summer gathers up her robes of glory, And like a dream of beauty glides away. — Sarah Helen WhitmanI found this, as the opening for the month of September, in an old book from 1968, A Garden Book for Houston, by members of the River Oaks Garden Club. I am positive that Sarah did not live in Southeast Texas, where summer gathers up her piercing rays of sun and glides away laughing, planning her tortuous return next year.I picked up this book at The Treasure House, a resale shop in downtown Beaumont, while digging through a stack of old books. I recommend picking up old books written about what grows well in Southeast Texas. We decided to plant several types of green beans and cream beans for canning. We also planted heirloom onion seeds that will be ready by mid-year. I have never tried to start onions from seed but it should be fun nurturing these for the next 10 months.If you want to have a fall garden, go ahead and prepare your plot and have it ready by Oct. 3. This is the day of the Master Gardeners plant sale, where you will have a wide selection of plants and herbs to put in that garden. Put it on your calendar and be ready for the date.While you are at the sale, talk to all the Master Gardeners who can give you tips on how to get the most out of your gardening experience.  If you do not plan a garden, fall is still the best time to  enhance your landscape with bushes and trees.My wife is getting into herbs and fall is a great time to put in herbs. With  the heat stress of summer over, these plants thrive. We will be planting rosemary cuttings, thyme, parsley, cilantro and mint next weekend in raised beds out in the front of our house. The book I have is almost 50 years old but 98 per cent of the information is still very true. It describes plants that grew well here before the major onset of chemicals and is a major inspiration while I read it.Another book I love reading, The Vegetable Book, A Texan’s Guide to Gardening  by Sam Cotner, is 30 years old and another great book about growing things all over Texas. I go to it often for answers. I do not believe it is still in print but you can find copies online.Spring rains and family commitments foiled my attempt at a spring garden but I was blessed with some extra time and favorable weather lately and was able to get my fall garden in last weekend.center_img Get a piece of paper and make a plan for what you would like to harvest fresh on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day. Then head on out to the plant sale on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the JCMG Test Garden at Jack Brooks Regional Airport.(If you don’t have your garden plot ready yet, at 9:30 a.m. plan on participating in a hands-on demo of “How to Make a Lasagna Garden.” At home, follow what you learn here and you will have a garden plot ready to plant almost instantly.)You can reach Jefferson County Master Gardener Tim Schreck at [email protected]  or call Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service  at 409-835-8461.last_img read more

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first_img The Orange LeaderHOUSTON — The boys in Blue, Silver and White have brought back some hardware to Fruit City.Make that some state championship hardware.The West Orange-Stark Mustangs nabbed their third state title in school history as they throttled the Celina Bobcats 22-3 to take home the Class 4A Division II state championship Friday at NRG Stadium, the home of the Houston Texans in front of a crowd of 13,685.The win for the Mustangs (15-1) also denied the Bobcats (15-1), who were seeking their ninth state title.The Mustangs brought home 4A state titles in 1986 and 1987.“This is just incredible,” said Mustang coach Cornel Thompson. “It was so great to run out of that tunnel today and see all of that Mustang Blue in the stadium. Just seeing that, really ignited the kids. It’s been nearly 30 years since our last one, so this is so sweet.”The Mustangs dominated the Bobcats, outgaining them 369-212.The win was definitely sweet for a WO-S program that dropped a 35-25 decision to Gilmer in the title game last year after leading 25-8 at the half.Mustang junior quarterback Jack Dallas celebrated his birthday in style as he rushed for two touchdowns.He completed 10 of 16 passes for 139 yards and rushed for 39 yards on 12 carries.“This was such an amazing group effort, every single player hit the field today wanting to get it done,” said Dallas. “Our practices this week were the best we had yet. Last year was so bittersweet because we thought we had that one. We learned a lesson and we started talking way back in the offseason, thinking we had to redeem ourselves. We’ve been a team on a mission all year to get back and win it. Our coaching staff believed in us, we believed in team unity and the community support, what else can I say, has been amazing.”Tailback Jeremiah Shaw powered his way to 73 yards on 13 carries while receiver Keion Hancock had six catches for 70 yards to aid the Mustang offense.WO-S dominated the time clock, keeping the leather for 28:22 while the Bobcats had it for just 19:38.The Bobcats suffered a blow when their standout junior quarterback Conner Pingleton went out with an arm injury after the first series of the game.He completed 2 of 2 passes for 17 yards and ran for 11 yards on two carries. He entered the game with 3,463 passing yards and 45 TDs while also rushing for 894 yards and 10 TDs.“You hate to see that happen to the kid but this was a championship game and we had to stick with our game plan,” said Thompson. “We knew after he went down that they would turn to a more power game. Ourdefense, after they had that first good drive of the game, was lights out pretty much the rest of the way.”Backup Bobcat quarterback Caleb Knowles had a tough go of it. He completed just 4 of 16 passes for 68 yards and ran for seven yards on 11 carries.Trace Young led the Celina ground game with 63 yards on six carries.The Mustangs held standout Bobcat back Jarren Alexander to just 25 yards on 11 carries.Mustang junior linebacker Justin Brown was thrilled with what the Mustangs accomplished.“We felt confident coming in that we could take this as long as we stuck to our assignments and not make any mistakes,” said Brown. “This team has been focused on the task at hand all season long. We focusedon who we had to play the next week and never wanted to look ahead. It’s funny, but it still hasn’t sunk in yet but I bet it will in a couple days. What a great run we’ve had, and hopefully we can come back and do it again next year.”The Mustangs came out strong to start the third quarter as they put together a eight-play, 70-yard dash to the end zone after leading 14-3 at intermission.They gained 45 yards on six rushes and 25 through the air.Dallas connected with Shaw on a 25-yard screen pass that got to the Bobcat 45. On fourth-and-2 from the 23, Dallas shredded through the Bobcat defense, going over right tackle and sprinted to the sideline and got into the end zone for a 23-yard touchdown dash. Dallas then connected with receiver K.J. Miller on the two-point conversion pass to put the Mustangs up 22-3 with 8:44 in the third quarter.“It felt good to get into the end zone there because that really added to the momentum,” said Dallas. “Give a lot a credit to the guys up front because they opened things up for our running game.”The Mustangs finished with 230 yards on 44 carries.“We made a few adjustments at the half and we just wanted to come out and play solid football and control the clock in the second half,” said Thompson. “That drive really took the wind out of Celina and we felt like we were in control. We just wanted that clock to run, even though it seemed like it was running in slow motion at times.”Thompson also had a gut feeling about today’s outcome early in the week.“On Monday, we had one of the best practices WO-S has ever had,” said Thompson. “I didn’t tell anybody, but deep inside I knew we could win this thing. The kids were solid all week and you could just see theintensity in their eyes and that focus that you have to have. As coaches, we loved seeing that.”After a tough first quarter on offense, the Mustangs scored 14 unanswered points in the second quarter to zip into the half with a 14-3 edge.The Mustangs shook off their jittery first quarter by marching 70 yards in 11 plays to go up 8-3 with 6:12 left in the half.Dallas finished off the superb drive when he scampered off right tackle for a 5-yard touchdown gallop. Dallas also did the honors with a tough two-point conversion run.Dallas teamed up with Hancock on four passes for 34 yards on the drive, including a vital 11-yard completion on third-and-10 from the 50.Shaw aided the drive with two carries for 14 yards and Quinton Chargois had a big seven-yard gain to the Celina 5.The Mustangs utilized a pair of big plays to make it 14-3 on a three-play, 58-yard scoring drive the next time they had it.Dallas found Hancock on a swing pass that went 33 yards all the way to the Bobcat 21 and Shaw finished it off with a 21-yard touchdown dart through the heart of the Bobcat defense. The two-point conversion runfailed but the Mustangs went up 14-3 with 3:54 in the half.“Those two plays really got things rolling for us,” said Thompson.“Offensively, I think we had about seven yards in the first quarter and then we settled down and got it going. No one panicked. That’s one thing this team does not do, they’re a confident group.”The Mustangs outgained the Bobcats 138-114 in the first 24 minutes.Shaw fumbled the ball in the air and it landed in the arms of Celina linebacker Austin Geiger at the Mustang 12 with 3:49 left in the first quarter.The Mustang defense rose up and the Bobcats ended up settling for a 22-yard field goal by Eduardo Paulino to make it 3-0 with 2:36 in the first.“We were really happy with the way our defense bowed up there in the first quarter,” said Thompson. “Celina’s line is pretty physical. I don’t think we’re the biggest team around as far as size and we may not be the fastest team but we’re a quick team that can fill up those lanes really well. We play smart, hardnosed football. This is a team that brings its lunchpail every time, kinda like what our town back in Orange is all about. Just a bunch of hard-working honest folks.”The Bobcats took the opening series and marched 69 yards in 11 plays all the way down to the Mustang 3 where Pingleton fumbled the ball over to Mustang defensive lineman Jalen Powdrill with 7:50 left in thefirst quarter.Pingleton had just tossed a 15-yard pass to Braylon Watson on fourth-and-11 from the Mustang 24 before coughing the ball up at the 3.Dallas completed 8 of 11 passes for 86 yards in the first half with Hancock hauling in six of them for 71 yards. Shaw, meanwhile, had 51 yards on just six totes.Trace Young led the Bobcat ground game with 28 yards on three carries.Jarren Alexander had 26 yards on eight carries. Pingleton had two carries for 11 yards and completed 2 of 2 passes for 17 yards before going out. By Van Wadelast_img read more

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first_img Curley Latiolais, 91, of Kountze, died Thursday, July 14, 2016. Melancon’s Funeral Home, Nederland. Next Up Death notices Ronnie Dale Hardin, 64, died Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Levingston Funeral Home, Groves.Crawford Walker, 50, of Beaumont died Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Proctor’s Mortuary, Beaumont.center_img Services todayHelen Rolf Rodgers Wilson, Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches, 11 a.m.last_img

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first_img She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Leroy Savoie Sr., one sister, Shirley Simonette, two brothers, Willis Simonette Sr., Wilmer Simonette Sr., and one nephew, Wilmer Simonette Jr.She leaves to cherish her memories one son Lee Roy Savoie Jr. (Paula) of Beaumont, Texas, one daughter, Janice Milo (Kenneth) of Port Arthur, Texas. Five grandchildren, Reginald Savoie (Dawn Sherese) of Port Arthur, Texas, Tiffany Underwood (Bryan) of Beaumont, Texas, Michael Savoie (Dawn Sherrell) of Dallas, Texas, Alena Savoie of Beaumont, Texas, and Carina Savoie of Houston, Texas. One sister, Virginia Chavis, one brother, Paul Simonette, one special Sister-in-law, Catherine Simonette, and one special nephew, James Simonette, all of Port Arthur, Texas. Eleven great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 31, 2017 at Kingdom Dominion Church, 3600 Memorial Blvd., Port Arthur, TX.  Homegoing service will be at 2:00 p.m. Entombment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, under the direction of Hannah Funeral Home Inc. Jeanette Savoie, 82, of Port Arthur, Texas, transitioned from this life on Sunday, March 26, 2017, at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas.  She was born June 3, 1934, in Opelousas Lousiana, to the late Alexander and Mary (Batiste) Simonette.  She was a resident of Port Arthur for sixty four years.last_img read more

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first_img Next UpThe Wildcats (9-1, 5-0) were consistent throughout the game as they scored 14 points in each of the first three quarters and added 13 in the final period.Splendora got a lot out of its running backs as Jessie Paris and Kyle Webber combined for 207 yards and four TDs on 22 carries. The Orange LeaderSPLENDORA – The district champion Splendora Wildcats finished the District 11-4A season with a perfect mark as they strolled past the Bridge City Cardinals 55-13 at Wildcat Stadium on Friday night. Paris darted for 134 yards and a TD on 12 carries while Weber found the end zone three times and rushed for 73 yards on 10 totes.center_img Splendora led by as much as 42-0 with 4:58 remaining in the third quarter before the young Cardinals (2-8, 1-4) responded late with a pair of scores, including a 2-yard touchdown run by fullback Andy Lara.last_img read more

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first_img Any event sponsored or permitted by Jefferson County shall cease and events greater than 10 people shall cease at all public facilities across Jefferson County, according to the order.Branick said this can apply to church services.Bishop Curtis Guillory of the Catholic Diocese of Beaumont on Wednesday suspended all liturgical and sacramental services in light of the coronavirus.Some churches, including Catholic, offer live streaming of services. City council, county commissioners and school board meetings may be covered by a decree set forth by the Governor on Tuesday morning, but Branick had not had time to study the information at press time.Other changes include the operation of grocery stores and convenience stores, which are encouraged to remain open, but citizens are urged to use the delivery or curbside services of local supermarkets.Nursing homes and seniors living facilities shall limit visitation.A 24-hour curfew is ordered in Jefferson County for all under the age of 18, those not in school, those not accompanied by an adult or guardian and those not going directly to their place of employment or home.A person is ordered not to sell any goods or services for more than the price a person was charged for them before March 12, 2020. The order also affects funerals and weddings, Branick said via phone interview with The News Wednesday evening.One issue he expects to be addressed soon by the Texas Department of State Health Services is childcare facilities.Industry, obviously a large part of the local economy and a major employer, will be allowed to operate as long as there is some type of screening at the gate for fever and other coronavirus symptoms.Media can operate as long as there are no more than 10 people in one room at a time. The media, he said, has an option to work from home and that may be a better course of action.center_img Many changes are coming to Jefferson County with the implementation of the latest amended emergency order that shutters bars and nightclubs, orders restaurants to close their dining rooms and limits gatherings to 10 people or less.Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick signed the third amended emergency order at 5:38 p.m. Wednesday, hours after the public learned that a Beaumont resident had contracted COVID-19, or coronavirus.The order shall remain in effect until amended or terminated. It’s the latest government-sanctioned restriction in response to the spread of COVID-19 that began Friday with the first disaster declaration in Jefferson County.last_img read more

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first_img His surviving sister is Mary Helen Hardy.Darnell went to grade school at St. Mary’s and Bishop Byrne High School Section 1 in Port Arthur, TX; joined the Navy from 1954 through 1955 as a Seaman.He worked at Texaco Case and Packaging Division in Port Arthur for 26 years then at C.O. Wilson Junior High School in Nederland for 11 years. For many years he ministered in the library at the Stiles Unit, a prison for men in Beaumont where he taught Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) classes; volunteered with Homebound Ministries and Prison Ministries at the Jefferson County jail.His love sign was popping, “The Rod.”A Christian Vigil will be held Saturday, May 16, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., with a rosary to be recited at 11:00 a.m. at Melancon’s Funeral Home. Interment will follow at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Memory Garden’s Cemetery in Nederland.In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution can be made to the Wounded Warriors Project. Darnell Joseph Pinell Sr., 85, of Nederland, TX passed away Saturday, May 2, 2020.He was born in Port Arthur, Texas on December 17, 1934, at home to his parents, Eugene Earnest Pinell Sr., and Annie Bergeron Pinell.Darnell was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Eugene Earnest Pinell Jr., sister, Gloria Smith and brother, Dixie Pinell.center_img He married Susan Berzas of Ville Platte, LA, on July 4, 1958, and was married for 62 years.He is survived by their three children, Darnell Joseph Pinell Jr. and his wife Wanda; Jeannie Ann Fancher; and Adam Eugene Pinell and his wife, Cindy. Darnell and Susan have four grandchildren, Bryan and Jeremy Fancher, and Christine and Alex Pinell.Both Darnell and Susan have been members of St. Charles Catholic Church for 60 years.Darnell’s hobby was woodworking and helping to raise their children.last_img read more

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first_imgVivian F. Broussard-Gates, 97, of Port Arthur, Texas peacefully passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family.She was born November 17, 1922 in Abbeville, Louisiana to Armand Frederick and Suzanne LaVergne Frederick.Vivian had lived in this area for 67 years and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Groves.She was retired as Office Manager from the Jefferson County Tax Office at the Sub-Court House. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.Vivian was preceded in death by her first husband, Wilfred A. Broussard, second husband, Nelson W. Gates, brother, Joseph Haywood Frederick, sister, Una Palumbo and stepdaughters, Ginger Goates and Dale Simon.She is survived by her daughter, Linda Desormeaux and spouse Donald of Port Neches, sons, James W. Broussard of Port Arthur and Paul A. Broussard and spouse Denise of Fannett, step daughter, Maudine White and spouse Paul of Port Acres, step son, Gary Gates and spouse Cherry of Groves, grandchildren, Michael Desormeaux and spouse Anna, Donna Segura and spouse Leslie Rosson and Kevin Broussard and spouse Lindsay, five great grandchildren, seven great great grandchildren, twelve step grandchildren, and thirty four step great grandchildren. Vivian was a member of the Third Age Group and Bible Study Group from Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and D.A.W.N. (Divorced and Widowed Neighbors).She was an excellent seamstress and commercially made many prom and wedding dresses over the years.A visitation for family and friends will be Tuesday evening, June 30, 2020 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a rosary service to begin at 7:00 p.m.A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Reverend J. C. Coon officiating.last_img read more

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