Class of '55 Obituaries

Leonard Lambright, Jr
Leonard Lambright, Jr. 74, of Beaumont passed away June 11, 2011 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born May 1, 1937 in Louisiana but spent many years in the southeast Texas area. Leonard graduated from French high School in 1955. During his life he worked at Trotti & Thompson as an operator. He later owned Jimmies Novelty Company which distributed jukeboxes, pool tables, games and cigarette machines. Leonard is preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Willie Mae Lambright and his brother A. E. (Kaz) Cloud. Surviving Leonard is his wife of 50 years, Nelda Lambright, his daughters; Patricia Neff and her husband John, Mary Lewis and her husband Richard, and Brenda Trahan and her husband John; grandchildren, Teri Neff Calloway, John Neff, Jr., Wesley and Greg Barefield, Chyvonne Angelle, Elisha Brenham, and Chelsea Trahan; great-grandchildren, Acelyn Calloway, Callen and Addison Angelle , Lane and Nickolas Angelle, Aidan Brenham and Rhede Branch. A gathering of friends and family will be held Monday, June, 13, 2011 from 5-9 p.m. at the funeral home. A celebration of Leonard's life is Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Rosedale Baptist Church in Beaumont. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. .Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on June - See more at:

James David Buchanan, Sr.
James, 70, of Beaumont passed away at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, 2007 in Charles S. Kelley Memorial Chapel at Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. His family will receive guests beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Friday with a rosary service beginning at 7:00 p.m. Mr. Buchanan was born October 26, 1936 in Warsaw, NY to David and Helen (Conroy) Buchanan. He is a 1955 graduate of French High School. He was a very kind man who will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Janette Buchanan; children, Michael Buchanan and wife Jennifer, David Buchanan and wife Heather, Helen Sue Busby and husband James, Vickie Alexander all of Beaumont, and Janice Kay Ballance and husband Rodney of Spring Branch, TX; twenty-one grandchildren; four great grandchildren and brother, Robert E. Buchanan and wife Janice also of Beaumont. Preceding him in death are his parents and son, James “Bubba” Buchanan, Jr.

Trudy Roblow Duhon
Trudy, 70, Orange, passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2008 after a 5 year battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held at St. Helen's Catholic Church in Orangefield on Thursday, July 3, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. Officiating will be Reverend Tom Phelan Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont, Texas. Visitation will be at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange on Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a rosary immediately following. Trudy was born in Neighborton, LA on July 6, 1937 and moved to Beaumont with her family as a child. She was a 1955 graduate of French High school and married the kid across the street, Morris Duhon. They celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary on June 23rd. Trudy and Morris lived in Beaumont until 1976 and then relocated to Orange where she was currently residing. She loved to fish, travel and most of all she liked to shop with her sisters and granddaughters. She also cherished spending time with her children, grandchildren and family. Trudy was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend to all. She is preceded in death by her parents Willie and Mary Lou Roblow, and a sister, Willie Andress. Trudy is survived by her loving husband, Morris Duhon; two daughters, Paula and Doug McCain of Lake Charles, LA, and Jaliene and Ricky Glaze of Orange; five grandchildren Mason and Monique McCain of Lake Charles and Haley, Todd and Derek Glaze of Orange. Also surviving her are sisters, Shirley Robbins and husband James, Pauline Tanner and brother, Ted Roblow, all of Beaumont; nieces, Cindy Carpenter of Beaumont and Jan Sims of Frisco, TX as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers will be Al Rabb, Bill Robbins, Doug McCain, Mason McCain, Ricky Glaze, Derek Glaze and Todd Glaze. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mamie McFaddin Ward Cancer Institute or a charity of your choice. Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on 7/1/2008.

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