Class of '60 Obituaries

E.J. Bell
E. J. Bell of Dickinson, passed away January 23, 2016, at home surrounded by his family. E. J. was born August 16, 1942 to Veleta and E. J. Bell Sr., in Selma Alabama.
He earned BS and MBA degrees from Lamar University but became a true Longhorn supporter when he married. He was a member of Shrine of the True Cross Catholic Church and a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, currently serving as Council Treasurer.
E. J. was preceded in death by his parents, son David Alan and a brother Donnie Bell.
He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years Becky, daughter Sharon Vela and husband Ricardo, grandchildren Dominic David and Demi Elizabeth, numerous family members and many close friends.
A visitation in his honor will be held 5:00-7:00 pm Wednesday, January 27, 2016, with a rosary service at 7:00 pm, Shrine of the True Cross Catholic Church, Dickinson, TX. Mass will be held 10:30 am Thursday, January 28, 2016 Shrine of the True Cross Catholic Church, with interment following at Galveston Memorial Park.
Serving as pall bearers are Ricardo Vela, Wade Berlin, Homer Yarbro, Stanley Gager, George Ussery, Elijah Bell, Larry Johnson, and Terry McBee. E.J. had a love of all animals and especially enjoyed bird watching. For those who wish to donate in his memory please support any animal or bird organization or shelter

Ann Barrow Holtzclaw
Linda ďAnnĒ Barrow Holtzclaw, 73, of Beaumont, died Sunday, November 1, 2015, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital, Beaumont. She was born on June 30, 1942, in Beaumont, to Gussie Lois Wagner Barrow and Sam Lester Barrow.
A gathering of Mrs. Hotlzclawís family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, November 5, 2015, at Broussardís, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Friday November 6, 2015, at Broussardís, with her interment to follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Holtzclaw Foundation, which was established in memory of Alyssa and Tucker Holtzclaw, benefiting local education and charities. Please send contributions in care of Sara Poole to 1670 East Cardinal Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77705.

"Bob" Robert McAlister
Robert L. McAlister, Jr., 73, of Lumberton, passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at his home in Lumberton.
Robert was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Beaumont. Survivors include: his loving wife, Carolyn McAlister of Lumberton; daughters, Darlene Irvin and her husband Dan of Fulshear, Shar Thibodeau of Lumberton; brother, Phil McAlister of Beaumont; grandchildren, Danny Irvin, Donald Irvin, and Denise Irvin.
Funeral Services will be 3:00 PM, Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home with the family receiving friends starting at 1:00 PM.
In remembrance of Robert and his love for Christmas please wear your Christmas sweaters, ties and attire for his funeral service

John Mazzola
John W. Mazzola, 72, of Bevil Oaks, died Friday, April 24, 2015. He was born on December 17, 1942, in Beaumont, to Lydia Hinson Mazzola and Sam Mazzola, and had been a lifelong resident of the area.
John was employed with the Beaumont Fire Department before retiring as supervisor from Mobil Oil after thirty years of employment. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Mazzola, of Bevil Oaks; sister, Pat Davis and her husband, Doyle, of San Antonio; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A gathering of Mr. Mazzola's family and friends will be from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., Sunday, April 26, 2015, at Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 27, 2015, at Broussard's, with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. Complete and updated information may be found at: -

Linda Brashear Richardson
Linda Ruth Richardson, age 64, of Austin, formerly of Beaumont, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 30, 2006. She was born in Houston, Texas on September 23, 1942. Linda was preceded in death by her parents Lucille and Vernon Brashear.
Linda worked many years as an LVN in Beaumont, Pasadena, and Louisiana. After retiring from nursing, Linda started working in the family business with her brother and sister. Linda worked at both of the Forget Me Not Hallmark Shops in Austin where she made many friends. Linda was a member of the 2nd Baptist Church in Houston and was presently attending Riverbend Church in Austin. Linda was her happiest being outdoors tending to her plants. She enjoyed cooking and trying new recipes. Linda was a nature lover, having a special appreciation for all birds. Linda will be especially missed by her beloved pets. She was a member of the Forget Me Not Collectors North Club. She loved collecting ornaments and most importantly, Angels. Linda made friends easily and will be missed by all.
She is survived by her daughters, Lisa Ashworth and husband Mark Burrows, and Donna Ballard; her brother Byron Brashear and her sister Sharon Brashear; grandchildren, Justin Ashworth, Reid, Justin and Colby Burrows.
Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, October 9, 2006 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Smith Chapel at Riverbend Church with Reverend Paulette Schwartz and Chaplain Colonel Walter Mattison, USAF, Retired, officiating. Burial will follow in the San Marcos City Cemetery, San Marcos, Texas. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. [Obituary obtained 8 Oct 2006 from]

John Mitchell
John W. Mitchell, 67 of Deer Park, died Sept 10, 2009. Mr. Mitchell was born in Beaumont, TX. He is survived by his wife Dianne Mitchell; Two Sons Ryan Mitchell, Donovan Yancey & wife Julie; Four Daughters Jennifer James & husband Robert, Vanessa Zambrana & husband Rafael, Holly Clark & husband Carey, Amy Curtis & husband Steven; Brother Alan Mitchell & wife Renelda; Sister Shelia Jones; Six Grandchildren. Funeral Service will be held 3:00 PM Sunday in the Chapel of Deer Park Funeral Directors with Pastor Jerry Garner officiating. Family will receive friends from 2:00 PM until service time at the Funeral Home.

Janis Miller
Mrs. Janis K. Paul Miller, age 67, of Hanover, Indiana, entered this life on January 7, 1942, in Tyler, Texas, the daughter of Raymond & Julia Hutson Paul, both of whom preceded her in death.
She was raised in Beaumont, Texas and graduated from French High School. She attended secretarial school and worked in various capacities in that field. She was united in marriage to Dean A. Miller on May 26, 1981 in Madison, Indiana.
She had resided in the Jefferson County Community since 1981. She was the owner and operator of the Lumber Mill Antique Mall in downtown Madison, where she met and maintained many friends. She enjoyed shopping and collecting antiques, she was a voracious reader and enjoyed her family and her pets. Janis died July 5, 2009 at 5:57 am at the Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.
Mrs. Miller will be missed by her loving husband: Dean A. Miller of Hanover, Indiana; her loving daughter: Angela Marts of Madison, Indiana; her loving sons: Dan Ozio & his wife: Shirley of Centerville, Ohio, Jeffry Ozio of Hanover, Indiana, Todd Miller & his wife: Heather of Douglasville, Georgia, Scott Miller of Hanover, Indiana; sister: Karen Guzma & her husband: Keith of Wilmington, Delaware; her eight grandchildren: Eric, Thomas, Adam, Dina, Josh, Megan, Julia & Ashley; her two great grandchildren: Zander & Sophia; several nieces, nephews & other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Raymond & Julia Hutson Paul.
Celebration of life services will be conducted Saturday, July 18, 2009 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or Madison - Jefferson County Public Library or American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Hulen Mahan
Hulen Emery Mahan, 58, of Evadale died Tuesday, May 26, 1998, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 29, at Central Baptist Church in Evadale with burial at Egypt Cemetery in Colmesneil under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee.
A native of Lufkin, he lived in Evadale 10 years, was a recovery operator for Eastex Inland Container and a US Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Patsy Nash Mahan of Evadale; daughters, Melinda Mahan Gibson of Silsbee and Melissa Howard of Evadale; sister, Barbara Johnson of Houston and three grandchildren.

Jerald Ray "Jerry" Johnson, Sr.
Jerry, of Warren, passed away at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth. A retired Beaumont Firefighter, he had been a resident of Warren since 2005. He was survived by son, Jerry Ray Johnson, Jr. and his wife Michelle; daughter, Julie Ann Moore and her husband Mike; granddaughter, Kayla McKenzie Johnson; sister, Sybil Ward; brother, Allen Davis. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lorena Davis.

Robert Patrick Coates
Robert, of Lumberton, passed away at his residence. A lifelong residence of Lumberton, he was retired from the Texas Department of Transportation.
He was survived by his wife, Wilna Faye Coates; children, Robert Lynn Coates, Jana Smith and husband Ronnie, Sheila Criddell and husband Clint, Patrick W. Coates and wife Robin, and Kelly Hall and husband Randy; fifteen grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and brothers, Leroy Bronson and Billy W. Coates. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, a stepfather, and a brother, Oliver Coates.

Rex Cluck
Rex Cluck, 62, of Lumberton passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2003 at his residence. Funderal services were held on Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at Kelley-Watkins Funderal Home with burial following at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. He had lived in Lumberton for 10 years and was a machinist.

James Carlton
James C. Carlton, 67, of Graysville, TN died Friday, September 4, 2009 in South Haven, MS. James was born August 19, 1942 in Beaumont, TX to Joseph and Jewel Carlton. James was a longtime Vidor resident before moving to Tennessee in 1987. He was a machinist with Lucey Boiler Company in Chattanooga, TN and served his country in the US Navy. Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with cremation to follow. Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at Memorial Funeral Home. James is survived by his sons James Carlton, Jr and his wife Jenny of Lumberton, TX, Les Lightfoot of Vidor, TX, Craig Lightfoot of Tulsa, OK, daughters Lawri Carlton of Vidor, TX, and Candace Lightfoot of Chattanooga, TN, brother Joey Carlton of Dallas, TX, sister Velva Gill of Houston, TX, and 5 grandchildren. Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Sept. 7, 2009

Barbara Kay Medford
Barbara Kay Medford 70, died in her home January 12, 2013 surrounded by her loving husband of 50 years and her children. She was born September 6, 1942 in Beaumont, Texas to John Herbert and Augusta Sheppard. She is survived by her husband Ronald; daughters Glynnis Pass, Pam Dunn and Tiffany Ital; sons Glen Medford and Allen Banks; son-in-law Chris Pass; daughter-in-law Cindy Medford; and grandchildren Madison and John Robert Pass. Barbara was a pediatric nurse and avid quilter. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Jan 16th at 3:30 PM at The Chapel at Red Rocks, 905 Bear Creek Avenue, Morrison, CO 80465.

Diane Herring Allen
Kathryn Diane Herring Allen, lost her battle with a lingering illness on September 12, 2013 in Houston, Texas. Kathryn Diane Allen was born on December 30, 1941. She passed away on September 12, 2013. Her parents, Langdon and Vivian Herring, and her daughter, Bonnie Anne Allen, precede her in death. She is survived by her husband, Estill Allen; her son, Eric Allen; her daughter-in-law, Kristen Allen; her sister and brother-in-law, Amy and Richard Schreider; her brother and sister-in-law, Tommy and Nancy Herring; and her grondsons, Tyler and Wesley Allen. Diane was a caring wife, mother, grondmother (DeDe) and friend. She was an avid reader and enjoyed craft projects such as needlepoint and crocheting blankets for Project Linus. She enjoyed singing in the choir and playing hand bells in church. She loved spending time with kids, especially her grandsons. She will be greatly missed by all. Diane's funeral will be at 3 PM Oct 5th 2013- St Peters United Methodist Church at 20775 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, Texas 77450 (no other information at this time )

Felix Michael "Mike" Gilbert
Felix Michael Gilbert, 71, of Beaumont, returned to his Creator on January 10, 2014. He was born on February 28, 1942, in Beaumont, to Helen Allen Gilbert and Felix George Gilbert. Felix spent his early years in Kirbyville, moving to Beaumont in the fifth grade. A disciplined student athlete, he was both a member of the National Honor Society and the football team at French High School; he graduated in 1960. He initially attended Lamar University on a football scholarship but was subsequently awarded the prized Texaco Engineering Scholarship for academic excellence. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering in 1964 and followed that with a Masterís degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1965. He worked for and retired from ExxonMobil as a Professional Engineer after thirty-six years of service. He was a devoted caregiver to his mother during her long Alzheimerís illness until her death. Mike was a consummate deer hunter and an excellent marksman. His passion for the shooting sports and the outdoors was known to all as well as his love of history. A man of faith, he attended St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church and was active in the Men of Jude. Survivors include his children, Kathleen M. Gilbert of North Richland Hills; Kelly M. Henry and her husband, Gaile, of Beaumont; Susan Lavergne and her husband, Donald, of Vidor; and Michael S. Gilbert and his wife, Michelle, of Beaumont; grandchildren, Ryan Lavergne, Nicole Lavergne, Matthew Gilbert, Stephen Gilbert, Hannah Henry, Julia Gilbert, and Hayden Henry; and brother, Jack A. Gilbert and his wife, Mary, of Columbia, Maryland. He is preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Linda Croom Gilbert. A gathering of Mr. Gilbertís family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Christian Vigil at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at Broussardís, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. His Mass of Christian Burial will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys Avenue, Beaumont, with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimerís Association, 700 North Street, Suite M, Beaumont, Texas 77701.

Tommy Allison
Tommy Allison, 68, of Silsbee, TX passed away Friday, April 8, 2011 at St. Elizabeth Hospital surrounded by his family. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and a friend to many. He always had a kind word and a smile to share and will be deeply missed by all. Tommy was born December 30, 1942 in Beaumont; he was the youngest son of Horace and Ellen Allison. He was a graduate of French High School and Lamar University. Tommy retired as a supervisor over the East Texas region for the Adult Protective Services Division of the Texas Department of Human Services and was recently the co-owner of The Real McCoy, an antique business that operates several shops with their main shop being at the Larry's Antique Mall, in Winnie, Texas. Aside from antiquing, Tommy was an avid golfer and looked forward to his grandchildren's many cheer competitions and ball games. Survivors include his wife Sandra; daughter, Kimberly Moore and her husband, Mike of Lumberton; daughter, Michelle Hardy and her husband, Tom of Silsbee; grandchildren Haley Moore, Amber Moore, Jackson Hardy and Alex Hardy. A gathering of friends and family will be Monday, April 11, 2011, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at R. S. Farmer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at R. S. Farmer Funeral Home, with Dr. Douglas Caldwell officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery in Silsbee. Tommy is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Jimmy Allison. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Memorial gifts can be made on-line and acknowledgement cards can be sent to P. O. Box 1064. Silsbee, TX 77656.

John McIntyre
John McIntyre, III, age 69, passed away April 22, 2012, in Houston, Texas. He was born September 1, 1942, in Beaumont, to John and Dorothy McIntyre. John worked in construction for most of his life as a supervisor. He loved restoring old cars, taking them to car shows, working in his shop, and working in his yard. He also loved spending time with his grandkids and his family. He was of the Baptist faith. He is preceded in death by his parents and one infant daughter. He is survived by his wife, Belinda McIntyre of Pollok, Texas; one son, John Eric McIntyre and wife, Tracey of Friendswood, TX; two daughters, Dottie Odell Leblanc and husband, Matthew of Mobile, AL, and Tracy Hartman and husband, James of Mobile, AL; one sister, Dorothy Forman and husband, Van; and five grandchildren, Cody McIntyre, Cameron McIntyre, Aidan McIntyre, Zachary Appel, and Ty Hartman; also two sister-in-laws, Haydee Gregory and Rowena Vera Cruz. A gathering of family and friends will be held Tuesday, April 24, 2012, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., at the Forest Lawn Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., also at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Condolences can be made at:

Marylyn Kay McCroskey Busha
Marylyn died unexpectedly Sunday, May 27, 2012. Marylyn was born September 28, 1942 in Beaumont, Texas. She graduated from French High School in Beaumont and attended North Texas State University in Denton. She married Donald Busha in 1973. They lived in Houston until 1976 when they moved to Bay City. Marylyn was active as a board member of the Lower Colorado Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association. She was an avid amateur photographer and a member of the Art League of Bay City. She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude Irvin and Dorothy Farrand Ludgate McCroskey. She is survived by: her husband, Donald Austin Busha of Bay City; brother, Michael Randall McCroskey of Sugar Land, Texas; sister, Marsha Karen McCroskey Elrod of Cedar Creek, Texas; sons, Bob (Robert Darrell) Busha of Dallas and Donald Austin Busha, II, of Houston; daughters, Casey (Karen Elizabeth) Busha of Bay City and Marla Celeste Busha of Salt Lake City, Utah; seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 3, 2012 at Christ Episcopal Church in Matagorda with the Rev. Dr. James E. Ely officiating. There will be a reception following the service. Those wishing to send flowers can have them sent to Busha Boat Works in Bay City. Memorial contributions can be made to the Matagorda County Womenís Crisis Center in Bay City and Friends of the Bay City Animal Shelter via local vet clinics.

Dora Richmond
Dora went to Bowie in the ninth and FHS thru eleventh grade.
Dora Mae Beebe Richmond, 69 of Vidor, Texas, died on June 23, 2012 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. She was born on June 24, 1942 in Wiergate, Texas and had lived in Vidor for several years and was a retired U. S. Postal clerk. She is survived by her sons, Donnie and wife, Mary and Wade and wife, Annette; daughters, Tammie and husband, Jay, and Delena; brothers, Randal Smith ...and wife, Sylvia, Paul Smith and wife, Phyllis, and Jack Dennis; sister, Ginger Maddox; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Smith Funeral Home in Newton, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on June 28 at the Church of Christ in Vidor with additonal services at 3 p.m. on June 28 in DeRidder at the Christway Church, with burial to follow at Evans Cemetery in Evans.

John Bunte
Johnny Franklin Bunte, 68, of Yuma, died Jan. 21, 2011, at Yuma Regional Medical Center. He was born Aug. 16, 1942, in Austin, Texas, was a telecommunications manager and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Graveside service with honors, conducted by the U.S. Army, will take place at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Sunset Vista Cemetery. Sunset Vista Funeral Home is handling arrangements

Carol Evelyn Williams
Carol, born in Beaumont, Texas on July 16, 1942. She was a member of Collin County Church of Christ. She passed away on September 6, 2011. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Bruce Williams, sons John Paul Williams and Daniel David Williams, daughter and son in law, Amanda and Craig Jurca, seven grandchildren; Dillion, Peyton, and Coeby Williams; Shane, Haileigh, Faith, and Samuel Jurca, sister Lynda Miller and brother in law Warren Miller. She was preceded in death by her parents, O.L. and Evelyn Mahan and niece Pamela Miller. Carol lived a life full of grace and mercy for everyone that she ever encountered. May she finally be at peace with her Lord and Savior. The world has lost a beautiful soul. A celebration of her life will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10th 2011 at the Collin County Church of Christ in McKinney, Texas.

Charles Ralph Hoffpauir, Sr.
Charles, 68, of Hillister passed away December 28, 2010. Funeral service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel in Woodville with burial to follow at the Turner Branch Cemetery in Spurger. Visitation will be held Thursday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. He is survived by his wife, Lois Hoffpauir; children, Charles Chuck Hoffpauir, Jr., Lisa Dawn Rose, Carmen Renee Bickham, Carl Wayne Wiggins, Dorothy Elizabeth Carter and fourteen grandchildren.

Audrey Marie McCarble
Audrey, 69, of Beaumont died Tuesday, August 31, 2010, at her home in Beaumont. A native of Ville Platte, Louisiana, Audrey was born on June 17, 1941, to Mary Ardoin and Fred Fahrenthold. A longtime resident of the Beaumont area, she retired from Helena Labs. She is survived by her sons, Keith Brooks and his wife Tracie of Beaumont and Kevin Brooks and his wife Jean of Fannett; father, Fred Fahrenthold of Beaumont; six grandchildren, Brandon Brooks, Blake Brooks, Blair Brooks, Kyle Brooks, Callan Brooks and Courtney Brooks; sister, Georgia Zoch of Beaumont; and nieces, Georgianna Zoch and Laura LeBlanc. Her funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 3, 2010, at Broussardís, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont, with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Palmer Hall
Henry Palmer Hall of San Antonio died peacefully at home on Feb. 9, 2013. He was born in Beaumont to Eunice Horn Hall and Jack Hall on Oct. 1, 1942. He is survived by his wife Susan, his son Stephen, and a large and loving extended family. Palmer was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Marian Hall Springer, and his brother James Hall. Palmer graduated from French High School and Lamar University. After serving as a Vietnamese linguist in the U.S. Army, he earned a masters degree in Library Science and a doctorate in English from the University of Texas at Austin. He spent his professional life at St. Mary's University in San Antonio where he taught English and directed the Blume Academic Library. A gifted poet, Palmer was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters 2005. Palmer was a loving family man, a talented academic and an avid golfer. The family will receive friends from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Monday, February 11, 2013, at Assumption Chapel on St. Mary's University campus. ROSARY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2013 6:00 P.M. ASSUMPTION CHAPEL, ST. MARY'S UNIVERSITY 1 CAMINO SANTA MARIA FUNERAL MASS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013 11:00 A.M. ASSUMPTION CHAPEL, ST. MARY'S UNIVERSITY Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. You are invited to sign the Guestbook at Arrangements with: PORTER LORING MORTUARY NORTH 2102 NORTH LOOP 1604 EAST SAN ANTONIO, TX 78232 (210) 495-8221
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Feb. 10, 2013

Billy Ramos
William J. Billy Ramos, 68, of Beaumont, died Friday, July 9, 2010. A native of Nacogdoches and resident of the Beaumont area for sixty-one years; Billy was born April 13, 1942, to Zeffie Luna Ramos and Joseph Anthony Ramos. He was a retired glass installer with Binswanger Glass and Cardinal Glass and was a United States Army veteran. Survivors include his sisters, JoAnn Sikes and her husband Walter of Lumberton, Johnnie McManus of Beaumont and Veronica Hamilton and her husband Roger of Crystal Beach; nieces, Laura Sikes of Lumberton, Kelly Simon and her husband Chad of Beaumont and Christina Hamilton of Austin; nephew, Jud Hamilton and his wife Agata of Poland; and three great-nieces, Savannah Simon, Rileigh Simon and Helena Hamilton. His funeral service will be 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. A gathering of his family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at Broussard's. Complete and updated information may be viewed at

George Leonard Slawson
A memorial service for George Leonard Slawson, 63, of Silsbee, will be held at 5:00 pm Wednesday at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee. Mr. Slawson died March 20, 2006 at Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. A native of Jacksonville, George was a longtime resident of Silsbee. He was a retired owner of a video store. Survivors include his sons Darren Slawson of League City and Kevin Slawson of Silsbee; sisters Mary Burton of Bevil Oaks and Charlotte Ayres of Lumberton and grandchildren Sidney Slawson and Lauren Slawson.

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