Class of '68 Obituaries





Charles Tribes
Charles Harold Tribes, 66, a lifelong resident of the Beaumont and Vidor areas, passed away on Sunday November 20, 2016 in Vidor. Charles was born on January 20, 1950 in Beaumont, Texas to his parents Harold and Margarette Courts Tribes who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by one brother; Bert Courts, and grandson; Justin Tribes. Charles was a Baptist by faith and attended Lakeview Baptist Church of Vidor. He was a painter employed by the Beaumont Independent School District. Charles had several hobbies which were participating in rodeos, dirt track racing, hunting, fishing, playing football, softball, and was a member of S.A.S.S. Charles is survived by his loving wife; Judy Tribes of Vidor, son; Nathan Tribes of Vidor, three daughters; Vicki Smith and husband Aaron of Vidor, Margaret Ann Gray and husband Sean of Jacksonville, North Carolina, Pamela Smart and husband Christopher of Kirbyville, two brothers; Kenneth Tribes of Vidor, Robert Tribes and wife Susan of Buna, and seven grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Friday November 25, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. Ė 8:00 p.m. at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday November 26, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont.



Joel K. DuBose
Joel was born on August 16, 1949 and passed away on Monday, January 23, 2017. Joel was a resident of Sour Lake, Texas at the time of his passing. He was a United States Navy veteran having served during Vietnam. He was married to Valerie.
A gathering of Mr. DuBose‚s family and friends will begin at 2:00 p.m. with his memorial service to follow at 3:00 p.m. Saturday January 28 2017 at Broussard‚s 1605 North Major Drive Beaumont.
A family committal was held at Broussard‚s Crematorium Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior project 4899 Belfort Road Suite 300 Jacksonville Florida 32256.



Cheryl Crosby Boykin
Cheryl Crosby Boykin, 65, of Beaumont, went to be with the Lord on May 1, 2016, surrounded by her loving family and friends.
Cheryl was born on May 11, 1950, in Beaumont, to Bennie and Preston Crosby.
Cheryl was a 1968 graduate of French High School in Beaumont. She retired from the Beaumont Independent School District with over twenty years of faithful service as an attendance clerk mostly for Willie Ray Smith Middle School.
Cheryl was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was a member of Westgate Baptist Church, Beaumont.
Those left to cherish Cherylís beautiful memory are her husband, Charles Boykin of Beaumont; son, David Boykin and his wife, Morgan; daughter, Heather; her sister, Linda Mack; her grandchildren, Clayton, Taylor, and Tyler Tucker and Madeline Boykin; sister-in-law, Kitty Andress; brother-in-law, ďBubbaĒ Boykin; and many great friends and family members.
She is preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law, Billy Mack.
A gathering of Mrs. Boykinís family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at Broussardís, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 5, 2016, at Broussardís. A graveside service will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday afternoon, at Ebezener Cemetery, Colmesneil.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 West Brynmawr Avenue, Suite 550, Chicago, Illinois 60631; or to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210.



Joe Earl Skinner
A Memorial service for Joe Earl Skinner, 66, of Caldwell will be held at the Burleson County Cowboy Church on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 2:00 p.m., with Bro. Harvey Abke officiating. Mr. Skinner died on February 25, 2015 in Bryan, Texas. Joe was born December 12, 1948 to Charles and Ruby Skinner in Beaumont, Texas. Joe was retired from Halliburton, for whom he traveled around the world, and was also a rancher. Joe is survived by his wife Betty (Huey) Skinner; sons and daughter-in-law, Charlie and Christy Williams, Chris Skinner, Caleb Francis Skinner, Wayne Manchaca; daughters and sons-in-law, Fawn Marie Skinner and Michael Proctor, Kristie Dawn Ledbetter and Andrew Guidry; brother Charles R. Skinner; grandchildren, Jarrod Williams, Nathan Williams, Tyler Williams, Danny Skinner, Eva Skinner, Taylor Skinner, Khloe Proctor, Tyler Proctor, Savannah Proctor, Cyler Ledbetter, Raven Guidry, Draven Guidry, and Andrew Guidry. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John R. Skinner, Forrest Skinner; sisters, Dorothy Harrison, and Patsy Jane Stewart. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Strickland Funeral Home of Caldwell. Please visit our website at www.stricklandfuneralhomes.com for additional information and to sign the online register.




Gene Westbrook '68
Hesser Gene Westbrook, 65, of Independence, MO passed away Monday, Aug 3, 2015 at Vitas Hospice in KC, MO. He was born Jan. 3, 1950 in Houston, TX. He lived most of his life in Texas before moving to Missouri in 2001.
He is a US Army Veteran who proudly served his country in Vietnam. He retired from Exxon/Mobil Refinery in Beaumont, TX in 2001 where he made many life long friends. After moving to Missouri in Dec 2001 he worked for several more years at ATK Lake City Army Ammunition Plant where he made many more friends before retiring in 2012 due to illness.
He is the beloved husband of Debra Westbrook of Independence. Also surviving are his mother & step father Patsy (Linden) Sims and his father Hesser Westbrook, in-laws Jay & Vicki Robinson of MO; 4 daughters Christine (CJ), Shelly (Stephen), Kelly (Colin) all of TX, Mary (Jerry) of WA: 2 brothers Marvin (Deborah) CA and Louis (Jane Ann) TX, 1 granddaughter Sarah TX and great grandson Riley TX, along with many nieces, nephews and other much loved family in TX, 2 step daughters Briana, Vanessa (Shawn) of MO, 2 step granddaughters Destiny & Ashlyn (MO) and step grandson Jacob (Mo) all of whom he loved as his own. Gene was preceded in death by his beloved grandson, BJ (TX).
Gene requested cremation with no services. His wish is that his much loved family and friends celebrate his life in the way you remember him being most. Gene was a people person that NEVER knew a stranger. He will be missed by many and will be OUR FOREVER RENEGADE. Internment will be at Swan Lake Memorial Park in Grain Valley, MO. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/beaumontenterprise/obituary.aspx?n=hesser-gene-westbrook&pid=175434040#sthash.QUcHFxy8.dpuf





Thomas Webb
Thomas William Webb, Jr., 57, of Warren passed away peacefully at his residence. Born in Beaumont, Texas to the late Thomas and Geraldine Mitcham Webb, Sr., he lived in Warren for the last eleven years.
He faithfully served his country in the Marine Corps for twenty-seven years before retiring. After retirement, he became a quality inspector for United Space Alliance.
He was survived by his loving wife, Charlotte Webb; sons, Brian P. Webb and Christopher L. Webb; daughter, Shauna R. Herrington; grandchildren, Kaitlyn E. Webb, Alec J. Webb, Alicia N. Webb, Shaelyn M. Webb, Rylan C. Webb, Jace L. Herrington, Bryce A. Herrington and Alex X. Herrington.



Johnny Kelley
Johnny D. Kelley, 62, of Lumberton, Texas, passed away June 15, 2011, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. Funeral services will be Saturday, 10:00 a.m., June 18, at Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home, with Pastor Reggie Lloyd officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. prior to the service at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Beaumont.
Johnny retired as a heavy equipment mechanic from the Texas Department of Transportation after 29 years of service. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Regina; son, Johnathan Kelley of Lumberton; daughter, Jessica Kelley Stockman and her husband, Ken Stockman, of Denver CO; granddaughter, Jacqueline Kelley; and grandson, Garrett Kelley. Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on June 17, 2011



Julian Melvin Galiano
Julian, a longtime Southeast Texas newsman with an encyclopedic recall of sports and a deep love of family and friends, died early Sunday at Beaumont Health Care Center after a long illness.
Galiano, a French High School graduate, a Lamar University alumnus who also had a hand in naming the college newspaper the "University Press," had suffered from a combination of ailments, but remained sharp in mind and gleamed when old friends visited.
"He was barely awake on Thursday when I went to go see him," said Al Caldwell of KLVI. "I sat down and asked, 'Do you remember Irish Johnny Copeland?' We started talking sports and he went into overdrive." Copeland was an obscure boxer who was a Golden Gloves winner in the 1960s. But he was part of Galiano's encyclopedia of sports knowledge. "He knew he was in his last days," Caldwell said. But they laughed about a trip to Ruston, La., to cover a Lamar game, a trip in which Caldwell found himself under arrest for unclear reasons. "'You were aiding and abetting,'" Caldwell said Galiano told him.
Galiano had worked a couple of years for the Port Arthur News and was assigned to cover the Jefferson County Courthouse. Louise Wood was covering the courthouse for The Enterprise. She thought a sportswriter, which Galiano was, would be lost trying to cover news. "He beat me on stories so many times because he knew everybody," she said. Rush Wood, former Enterprise sports writer, assistant sports editor and retired Lamar sports information director, remembers the first time he met Galiano, which was in the press box at a South Park High School baseball game in 1968 when a contingent of Houston sports writers had come to Beaumont to cover the Pasadena team.
"He talked a whole lot," Wood said. "You didn't really talk to Julian. You listened to Julian." Galiano was an authoritative source on a variety of local sports. In the news story about NFL great Bubba Smith's death, Galiano provided some eyewitness history. "He had incredible explosiveness off the line," said Galiano, who was in his teens when he saw Smith play at Charlton-Pollard High School. "With Bubba, it was his quickness after the snap that set him apart from a lot of people."
Galiano was proud of his close relationship with second-cousin Joseph Anthony Fiorenza, archbishop emeritus of the Galveston-Houston Roman Catholic diocese. In a 2008 column in The Enterprise, Galiano wrote, "His spiritual foundation also has direct ties to his parents, Anthony Fiorenza and my great-aunt Grace Galiano Fiorenza. My Uncle Tony was a barber and his loving wife certainly epitomized her given name. Joe has always had such a wonderful pastoral quality and listening to him speak is compelling.
I remember well his eulogy for my mother, who died in 1971. Those soothing words helped ease my grieving process." In his column, Galiano also wrote of three other second cousins who had become nuns in the Roman Catholic Church and served as healers and teachers. "Faith, family and friends. My family has been so richly blessed in these attributes," Galiano wrote.



Gary Etie
Gary Nolan Etie died Jan. 19, 2012, in Austin. Gary, a 1968 graduate of French High, was born Feb. 25, 1950, in Abbeville, La.
He was legendary for his appreciation of music and his passionate idealism, and was fiercely proud of his Cajun heritage and family. His heart belonged to his partner in life, Patricia Hillman, and to his daughter, Marianne, of Austin. He is survived by sister, Roy Lynn Myers of Bolivar and brothers, Galen Etie and Roy Etie of Beaumont.




Joe Perkins
Joseph David Perkins, Age 64, of Lumberton, TX, passed away on Saturday, May 17, 2014 in Beaumont, TX. He was born to George Dorman Perkins Sr. and Ellen West on September 19, 1949 in Beaumont, TX.
In Joe's youth, he was a star athlete who played basketball, ran track and walked on as a baseball player at Lamar University. From ballet to baseball, Dad and PawPaw didn't miss many of his children's or grandchildren's events, and never failed to take his family on annual vacations. The attention and love he gave them will forever leave a legacy to be cherished. He loved hunting, fishing and playing golf with his kids and grandkids. A devoted husband of 41 years, Joe enjoyed eleven cruises with his bride and had he lived, would have cruised more. He never met a stranger, and would engage almost anyone in conversation. When in good health, he enjoyed attending church with his family. He had begun taking annual trips with his boys to Arlington to watch the Rangers play. He also supported the Astros and attended many of their games as well.
During his two year battle with pancreatic cancer, Joe received a myriad of visitors from numerous coworkers. This was evidence of the respect he earned as a friend and coworker. Left to honor his memory are his wife, Cindy Perkins; daughter, Tonya Ortiz and husband, Joel; sons, Ryan Perkins and wife, Nacona, Robert Perkins and wife, Carrie; and four grandchildren, Tyler Landrum, Harley Perkins, Hunter Perkins, and Lyla Perkins mother-in-law, Frances Reeves; sisters, Barbara Perkins, Penny Bickham and husband, Shane; brother, George Perkins and wife, Bobbie. Preceding Joe in death were his parents. Visitation with family and friends will be Monday, May 19, 2014, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Lumberton Family Funeral Home. Funeral services honoring the life of Joseph Perkins will be Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 9:30 a.m., also at the funeral home with Bro. Robert Hall officiating. Contributions may be made to Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program in Joe's name. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/beaumontenterprise/obituary.aspx?n=joseph-david-perkins&pid=171066134&fhid=29280#sthash.wSnwXTcw.dpuf


Dale Briley
Mr. Dale C. Briley, age 63, passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in Beaumont, TX. Services will be at 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Friday, March 21, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Forest Lawn Funeral Home.
Mr. Briley was born in Beaumont, TX on September 8, 1950. He lived to be a husband, father, paw paw and friend. The profound footprint left behind will be eternally cherished and forever missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, F.G."Josh" and Emilee Briley. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Marian Briley of Silsbee, TX. Two daughters, Racheal Briley and her husband Rob Gibbs and Jessica Rae Burkett and her husband Arwin Burkett, Jr. Two grandchildren, Rian Zamora and Ethan Dale Burkett. Memorials may be made to the Beaumont Humane Society, PO Box 1629 Beaumont, TX 77704-1629 (409)8330504.


Garland Scott Cutler
Scott Cutler, 64, of Deweyville, passed away Monday, February 10, 2014, at his home. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 13, 2014, at First Baptist Church in Deweyville with Reverend Damon Bickham officiating. Burial will follow at King Cemetery in Hartburg. Serving as Pallbearers will be Jayson Villanueva, Kenny Bahnsen, Jody Bahnsen, Keith Miller, Craig Lisle and Jason Lisle. Honorary Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, at the church.
Born in Vidor on February 10, 1950, Scott was the son of Garland David Cutler and Winnie Bell (Davis) Cutler. Scott graduated with a Masterís Degree in Education and School Administration. Over the years, Scott worked as a teacher and principal at Deweyville Middle School, Runge High School and Vinton High School. Scott enjoyed fishing and hunting and most of all spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his father, Garland Cutler; and brother, Mark Cutler. Scott is survived by his wife of 44 years, Karen Cutler; mother, Winnie Cutler; son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Melanie Cutler of Deweyville; daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Bob Browning of Deweyville; and son and daughter-in-law, Corey and Emily Cutler of Lumberton. Scott is also survived by his grandchildren, Raylee Browning, Logan Cutler, Brent Cutler, Caden Browning and Dakota Newman; and sisters, Roxie Miller and Marta King. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southeast Texas Hospice, P.O. Box 2385, Orange, Texas 77631. See more at: http://www.orangeleader.com/obituaries/x1783664329/Scott-Cutler#sthash.N83UGXyH.dpuf


Candace "Candy" Susan Chase Miller
Candace Susan Chase Miller, 63, of Galveston and a native of Beaumont, died peacefully Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at The UTMB John Sealy Hospital in Galveston after battling a long illness. She was born on March 5, 1950, in Beaumont, daughter of Juna Belle Doors Chase and Norman L. Chase II. Candy, as she was better known; graduated from French High School in 1968. Her work as a teacher at a business college took her from Beaumont to Austin; then back to Beaumont. At this point of her life she met back up with an acquaintance; a 1968 graduate of French High School, Ben Miller, whom later became her husband of forty years. Her husbandís occupation in the hotel industry allowed them to work and travel across the country. Moving through Texas from Beaumont, to Austin, to Houston, then to El Paso; to Seattle, Washington; to San Francisco, California; to Bethesda, Maryland; to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia; to Savannah, Georgia; and finally back home to Texas, settling in Galveston. Along the way, Candy never met a stranger and made a lot of friends. Some of which became so close, they became her sisters. After retiring from the professional life in 1987; her entire world was centered around her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Ben Miller; her daughter, Malea Miller; her sons, Colin Anthony Chase Drzewiecki and Benjamin Chase Miller; her brother, Norman L. Chase III; eight nieces and nephews; eleven great-nieces and nephews; one great-great-niece; one great-great-nephew; and a few cousins, whom all she treasured. She was preceded in death by her parents, Juna and Norman; and three of her brothers, Tommy James Chase Sr., Donald Gene Chase Sr., and Ronald Dean Chase Sr. Candy was a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother.
A gathering of her family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., on Saturday, January 18, 2014, at Broussardís, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Her graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 19, 2014, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 4955 Pine Street, Beaumont, TX 77703. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 841125, Dallas, Texas 75284.


Terry Breaux
Terry Breaux, 63, was born October 27, 1949 in Port Arthur, TX to Curtis and Bertie Browning Breaux and passed away October 14, 2013 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, TX. A memorial service will take place at 2:00 PM Friday, October 18, 2013 at Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home, 1155 North 11th St, Beaumont. There will be a gathering of friends and family from 1:00 PM until the service at 2:00 PM at the funeral home.
Terry was a long-time resident of Beaumont and had a special impact upon those he met. He was loved dearly by friends and family and in turn gave his love freely to others. Terry is survived by his sister, Janis Bayless of Lumberton, TX ; his brother, Winston Breaux of Alvin, TX; nine nieces and nephews; nineteen great-nieces and nephews and one great-great nephew and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Gary Bre


Karen Dianne Rabun James
Karen Dianne Rabun James, 62. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2012 in the chapel of Golden Funeral Home with Rev. Henry Stone officiating. Interment will follow in Christ Church Cemetery under the direction of Golden Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. till service time Sunday at Golden Funeral Home. Mrs. James, a resident of Memphis, TN, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012 in Memphis, TN.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Delores Murray Rabun; and a brother, Stewart Shawn Rabun. Mrs. James was a lifelong Methodist. Mrs. James is survived by her husband, Dennis W. James; her father, Bobby G. Rabun of Horn Lake, MS; one brother, Robert M. Rabun and wife Elizabeth S. of Memphis, TN; mother-in-law, Thelma James of Memphis, TN; one nephew, Jared M. Rabun; and one niece, Megan E. Crane


James Lee Gonzales
James Lee Gonzales, 61, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, February 28, 2012. He was born and raised in Beaumont and graduated from French High School in 1968, where he excelled as a running back on the football team. While attending Sam Houston State University James worked as a ranch manager and competed in the PRCA bull riding rodeo circuit. James earned his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 1972; was a member of the National Agricultural Honor Society of Delta Tau Alpha, and completed his Masters of Arts in Animal Science in 1974. Upon completion of his education, his natural talent for design and construction led to his success as a custom home builder in Beaumont and Lake Conroe for many years. In his spare time he loved being outdoors hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his children, Amanda Lee Gonzales Wilson, Justin Andrew Gonzales and his wife, Charissa, and Kellie Elizabeth Gonzales; grandchildren, Lucas Andrew Gonzales, Lia Denise Gonzales, and Josephine Lee Baldwin; mother, Peggy Jean Gonzales; and brother, David Earl Gonzales. He is preceded in death by his father, Camille James Gonzales, Jr.; grandparents, Olivia and Andrew Lee George, Geneva and Camille James Gonzales; and son-in-law, Jeffrey Neil Wilson. A gathering of his family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Friday, March 2, 2012, at Broussardís, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. His funeral service will be 3:00 p.m., Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Broussardís, with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made to American Red Cross Beaumont Chapter, 3260 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77703 or Redeemer Lutheran Church, 4330 Crow Road, Beaumont, Texas 77706.


Ralph Dobbs
Memorial Service for Ralph Dobbs, Jr., 62, of Richmond, will be held at 7:00 p.m., Monday, February 27, 2012 at Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Chapel in Rosenberg. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until service time at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Ralph was born July 15, 1949 in Beaumont, to Ralph Dobbs, Sr. and Bernita Dark Hassage. He passed away February 23, 2012 in Richmond surrounded by his family. Ralph is preceded in death by his father, Ralph Dobbs, Sr. He is survived by his wife of over 28 years, Cynthia Dobbs; mother, Bernita Hassage; children, Heather Dobson and husband, Brandon, Daniel Dobbs and wife, Kellye, and Constance Gasser and husband, Patrick; grandchildren, Garrett and Hadley Dobson, Delilah Dobbs and Addison Gasser; sister, Jane Barnard; along with other relatives and friends. For those wishing, donations may be made in memory of Ralph to LIVESTRONG, National Mail Processing Center, P. O. Box 6003, Albert Lea, MN, 56007-6603.


Aline Gatch Cohrt
Aline Cohrt , 60, of Nederland, passed away Thursday, April 29, 2010 at Christus Hospital St. Mary in Port Arthur. Funeral service will be 10 am, Tuesday, May 4, 2010 in the chapel of Broussardís in Nederland with Reverend Peter Cammarano officiating. Interment will follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Beaumont. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5 to 8 pm, Monday, May 3, 2010 at the mortuary.
Mrs. Cohrt worked as a claims clerk for Wal-Mart for several years. She was a native of Beaumont and a 1968 graduate of French High School. Aline will be remembered as a homemaker who enjoyed traveling with friends and working outside in her back yard. Mrs. Cohrt is survived by her husband of forty-two years, Don Cohrt Sr. of Nederland; sons, Bo Cohrt of Nederland and James Cohrt and his wife Misty of Port Neches; daughter; Tara Thompson and her husband Trent of Brooklyn, New York; brother, Kendel Gatch and his wife Sharron of Silsbee and a host of other relatives and friends.


Michael O. Callender (Bud)
Michael Callender, went home to be with the Lord on March 5, 2008. His first commitment in life was to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and secondly to his family. He was a CPA by profession and a Harley Davidson motorcycle enthusiast in his free time. Mike has been the founder and president of Michael Callender, CPA, PC, since 1995. He has been a practicing certified public accountant since 1983. Mike was a member of Faith West Church where he served as a volunteer in many different ministries. He was also a member of BNI, a networking group for local business owners. He, along with his wife Vicki, established Heart Touch Ministries in 2002. Mike participated in several weekly Bible studies, including a Monday men's group for the last five years.
At the memorial, the honorary pall bearers were Phil Harrelson, Gil LeTourneau, Mike Galbraith, Mike Morrison, Jim Lance, Rick Thigpen, Tom Bell, John Steele, Tommy Alford, and Gary Rude. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Vicki Callender; daughters Hannah Elizabeth Gillen and husband Jeremy Gillen of Katy, and Abbey Michele Callender of Katy, along with their adopted daughter Adaeze Orji. Bud was proudly looking forward to the birth of his new granddaughter in May and welcoming Benjamin Mason as his new son-in-law in the fall. He is also survived by his mother Doris Baker Callender of Beaumont; brother Harland Callender, Jr. and wife Mary Callender of Beaumont; sister Sherry Callender Simmons and husband Jim Simmons of Richardson ; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Harland Callender, Sr. The family is requesting that those wishing to make memorial gifts may donate to Heart Touch Ministries, 2221 Porter Road, Katy, Texas, 77493


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Thomas William Webb, Jr.
Thomas Webb, 57, of Warren passed away peacefully on February 18, 2007 at his residence. Born February 9, 1950 in Beaumont, Texas to the late Thomas and Geraldine Mitcham Webb, Sr., he lived in Warren for the last eleven years. He faithfully served his country in the Marine Corp. for twenty-seven years before retiring. After retirement, he became a quality inspector for United Space Alliance.
He is survived by his loving wife, Charlotte Webb of Warren; sons, Brian P. Webb and Christopher L. Webb both of California; daughter, Shauna R. Herrington of Nacogdoches; grandchildren, Kaitlyn E. Webb, Alec J. Webb, Alica N. Webb, Shaelyn M. Webb, Rylan C. Webb, Jace L. Herrington, Bryce A. Herrington and Alex X. Herrington.
Funeral service will be held Thursday, February 22, 2007, at 11 a.m. at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel in Woodville with burial to follow at Allison Cemetery in Warren. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 4 pm until 8 pm at the funeral home. A guestbook may be signed at www.rileysfuneralhome.com. Services were entrusted to: Riley Funeral Home P.O. Box 658 Woodville, TX 75979 (409) 283-8131





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