Deaths:Richard Monroe Coon, Jr., 86, of Orange died Wednesday, September 30, 2010. Dorman Funeral Home, Orange.Sterling Shields, 68, of Port Arthur died Tuesday, September 28, 2010. Moody-Harris Funeral Home, Port Arthur. Henry Clay Sneed, III, 56, of Orange died Tuesday, September 28, 2010. Dorman Funeral Home, Orange.Ginger Delhomme Woodcock, 58, of Nederland died Tuesday, September 28, 2010. Clayton Thompson Funeral Home, Groves.Mary Holland, 86, of Port Arthur died Tuesday, September 28, 2010. Gabriel Funeral Home, Port Arthur. Winne Mae Brumfield, 89, of Folsom, Louisiana died Wednesday, September 29, 2010. Gabriel Funeral Home, Port Arthur.James Sherman, Jr., 64, of Port Arthur died Wednesday, September 29, 2010. Gabriel Funeral Home, Port Arthur.Burt J. Lee Jr., 76, of Port Arthur died Tuesday, September 28, 2010. Clayton Thompson Funeral Home, Groves.Virginia Woodcock, 58, of Nederland died Tuesday, September 28, 2010. Clayton Thompson Funeral Home, Groves. Services:Bruce McGown, Oak Bluff Memorial Park. 3 p.m.Fara Doggett, Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Bridge City. 2:30 p.m.Juanita “Nita” Doiron, Levinston Funeral Home, Groves. 10 a.m.
Next Up It was so nice to see Port Arthur Officer Ricky Antoine and Sergeant Jennifer Vogel, Deputy Kenneth Gunner and Clerk Franny Griffin from Constable Collins’ office volunteering their time on a Saturday to assist with the health fair. I would also like to thank Commissioner Sinegal for making “Popeye Holmes Park” look so nice and inviting for the public to enjoy.Keep up the good work, Commissioner Sinegal!Franny Underhill GriffinPort Arthur I would like to give a big shout out to Commissioner Michael Shane Sinegal and his staff. The Take yourself and a loved one to the Doctor day was a success. There were many booths with available resources to assist the public and I’m looking forward to the next one.
Charles Harrington Youman passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, Texas. Charles worked for Harold Collins Construction for twenty years as a carpenter. Charles was born on July 30, 1961 to the late Willie Joseph and Ethel Mae Youman.He’s also preceded in death by one brother, Willie D (Barbara Jean) Scott, two sisters, Theresa Ann Brown, Dianne (Derrel) Swan, and Brother in law Kevin James Jones.Charles is survived by his companion of 10 years Heather Kay Marshall and her children; sister, Elvira Jones, Four Brothers Nathaniel (Rebecca) of Houston, Texas, Gerald Sr. (Brenda); Carroll “Buzz” and Edward J. Youman of Port Arthur, Texas, one brother in law Wayne Miller and a host of family and friends.A gathering of family and friends to celebrate the home going service will be 10am Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Hannah Funeral Home Chapel visitation beginning at 8:00 a.m. Final deposition Haven of Rest. Services entrusted to Hannah Funeral Home, Inc.
Dorothy was a member of the:Hotel & Restaurant Employees and Bartenders International Union, Long Beach, CACulinary Alliance & Hotel Workers Union, Long Beach, CA. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers of Los Angeles, CA.International Association of Machinists, San Diego, CA.When Dorothy’s husband got out of the Navy and he joined the US Air Force Dorothy became a full time stay at home mom dedicating her life to her family. Dorothy could not swim so she set her sights on learning to swim and went all the way to become a certified Swim Instructor at Naha AFB, Okinawa, Japan and she loved to swim, she also made sure her son’s learned to swim and follow in her footsteps, and she taught her granddaughters to swim. Dorothy and E.J Daigle, Sr. were very active and supportive in all their son’s activities, Boy Scouts, sports like, Judo, baseball, basketball, golf, swimming.Education was very important to Dorothy due to the fact she did not complete school, having to drop out in the 6th grade to help in her families restaurant. Dorothy pushed herself to learn and better herself, she loved to read and encouraged her children to excel in education. As a result of Dorothy’s emphasis on getting a good education both son’s have earned college degrees. Dorothy Ann Daigle age 83 was born 12/4/1932 in Port Arthur, Texas passed away Monday morning 6/6/2016 in Beaumont, Texas. Dorothy married Emile J. Daigle, Sr. on August 11, 1951 at the age of 19 in Port Arthur, Texas. She has two son’s Emile J. Daigle, Jr. and Odee Paul Daigle both born at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas.Dorothy enjoyed traveling since E.J. Daigle, Sr. was in the military beginning his service career by joining the Navy at age 17, then later joining the US Air Force serving at total of 22 years. After E.J. Daigle, Sr. retirement from the military they returned home to the Port Arthur- Beaumont, Texas area where they settled and built a new home.The early years of marriage while her husband was deployed at sea, Dorothy worked at different jobs depending on where her husband’s duty station was located. Dorothy and E.J. Daigle, Sr. gave freely of their time and financially to support their church Little Flower Catholic Church in Port Acres, Texas. If there was a project to be done Dorothy was right next to E.J. helping to complete the task at hand whether it was at church or at home.Dorothy’s hobbies included knitting, crocheting, sewing, quilting, refinishing wooden furniture, reupholster of furniture and taking care of her plants. Dorothy would make baby blankets as gifts for family, friends, neighbors and those who could not afford these items. Dorothy also enjoyed cooking and trying new recipes from different cultures.Dorothy was preceded in death by her younger brother Jimmy Norris, grandparents Paul and Laura Norris, father Polite Norris, her husband Emile J. Daigle, Jr. Dorothy is survived by her son’s EJ Daigle, Jr. of Taylor Landing, Texas and Odee Paul Daigle and wife Shirley Daigle of Sachse, Texas. Her two granddaughters Britney Leigh Keller of Taylor Landing, Texas and Beth Danielle Bergeron and her husband Aaron Bergeron of Port Acres, Texas. Also survived by great granddaughters Savannah Leigh Keller of Corinth, Texas, and Taylor Bergeron of Port Acres, Texas.A gathering of family and friends will be held Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 6:00 p.m. at Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home, Port Arthur. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 10, 2016 at Little Flower Catholic Church, Port Acres with burial to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves. Services will be officiated by Rev. Rejimon E. George, C.M.I.Condolences may be expressed at: www.grammier-Oberle.com
Lamar sports informationSTARKVILLE, Miss. — A cold afternoon offensively from the Lamar University volleyball team coupled with an extremely hot start from Eastern Washington hurt the Cardinals as they fell in 3-0 (16-25, 22-25, 14-25) in the first match of the 2016 campaign in the Bulldog Invitational at Mississippi State Friday.The Cardinals (0-1) finished the day with a .044 hitting percentage and struggled early to get any rhythm going after nine attack errors in the first set, 20 in that match. EWU (1-0) had only eight in the match and recorded a .345 hitting mark.Carlyn Stella finished with five kills followed by four from Chelsea Grant and three from Murielle Hlavac. Ashley Ellis had 11 assists while Haley Morton had eight. Lauren Stahlman led the way in digs with eight.The Cardinals will be back in action Saturday when they take on tourney host Mississippi State on the SEC Network+ at noon followed by a matchup against No. 5 Kansas at 5 p.m. The contest against the Bulldogs can be seen at WatchESPN.com or on the WatchESPN app on Apple or android devices.
Death noticesEssie Mae Green, 95, of Port Arthur died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. Gabriel Funeral Home. Services todayVollney Royce “V.R.” Rayburn, Broussard’s, Major Drive, Beaumont, 10 a.m.Viva A. Woodall, Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home, 11:30 a.m. Judge Forrest E. Stewart, 90, of Rye died Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. Broussard’s, McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.Oscar “Jr.” Leonard McCullough, 89, of Nederland died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. Broussard’s, Nederland.
Next UpArchie Windham, Melancon’s Funeral Home, Nederland, 10 a.m. Services todayLewis Morris, Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home, 10 a.m.Barbara Ann O’Donald Davenport, Levingston Funeral Home, Port Neches, 10 a.m. Death notices Allen Henry Bryant, 93, of Beauxart Gardens died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016. Melancon’s Funeral Home, Nederland. Dora Mae Manasco Colston, 89, of Cheek died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. Broussard’s, Major Drive, Beaumont.Charles Donn Frederick, 71, of Groves died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016. Levingston Funeral Home, Groves.
Danìca Malìah Olvera, 25, of Nederland, died Monday, October 24, 2016. She was born on June 20, 1991, in Nederland, to Terri Kay Hughes Olvera and Ruben Olvera.Survivors include her parents, Terri and Ruben Olvera, and son, Dominic Olvera, all of Nederland; brother, Derek Hughes of Justin; and sisters, Veronique Olvera and Danielle Olvera of Virginia.A gathering of Danìca’s family and friends will begin at 2:00 p.m., with her funeral service to follow at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. A private family committal will be held at a later date at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com.
The Port Arthur Police Department Criminal Investigations Division is working the case. “When they arrived, they discovered that a 34-year-old female had been assaulted by her estranged husband,” a police release said. “The victim sustained serious injuries, however they were not life-threatening.”Meaux said officers located a suspect, a 37-year-old male from Port Arthur, who was taken to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility and charged with aggravated assaulted family violence. Police did not release the suspect’s name. A domestic dispute that turned violent left a woman in the hospital and her husband behind bars, authorities said.Port Arthur Police Sgt. Shannon Meaux said officers responded to Christus St. Mary Outpatient Center at 2:56 p.m. Sunday in reference to an assault victim.
On Thursday at approximately 11 a.m., Port Arthur police investigators and U.S. Marshals tracked down and arrested Robert Millard, 53, a registered sex offender from Harris County. Millard has been living in the Port Acres area and had failed to notify the Port Arthur Police Department.An arrest warrant for failure to comply as a registered sex offender was issued by the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.The Port Arthur Police Department released a statement thanking “the concerned citizen who gave the initial information on the whereabouts of Millard, which led to the investigation and subsequent arrest.”