Marion “Reno” Franklin Carpenter Sr. (b. May 31, 1941) passed away March 14, 2017 at his home in Port Bolivar, Texas from pancreatic cancer. He was 75. A memorial service, conducted by Mr. John Allums, was held at the Port Bolivar Volunteer Fire Department firehouse on Loop 108 of the Bolivar Peninsula at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 18. Marion Carpenter, known to most as Reno, was born
December 20, 1944 – November 23, 2016
U.S. Veteran James Warren Adams, 71, of Gilchrist, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at his home after a lengthy hospital stay. Warren was born December 20, 1944 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. He served his country for nearly seven years in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam War from 1963-1969 and worked for many years
Few men become legends in their lifetime… John David Fischer was just that. He was referred to by different nicknames over the years: the “Maytown Rooster,” “Wolfman Jack,” and simply “Jacky” to his family. But he will be remembered most as the “Kingfish” because he was a king among men. He was known for many things, but he was unforgettable for his ability to fight and never give up, and
Gordon Small died on Monday 4-4-16 at his home. He was the husband of Cheryl Small. There will be a memorial for him at his home at 1027 Beach Front Road in Gilchrist, Texas, Sunday, April 17 @ 10:30am. The family wants to thank everyone for their loving care. Please make a donation to The American Heart Foundation.
Harold Glenn Norris, 76, of Winnie, Texas passed away Friday, October 23, 2015 at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas. Harold was born October 27, 1938 in Port Arthur, Texas to Claude Norris and Mary Rose Daigle. Harold was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He had an amazing sense of humor, loved music and playing the French harp. Harold loved being around people and he
(July 10, 1952 – September 14, 2015)
Cliff ‘Gus’ Burnett departed this life with loved ones by his side on September 14th, 2015. Cliff lived on Bolivar Peninsula with his wife Jacque and dogs ‘Casino’ and ‘Buck’. He was a master electrician (known as Cliff the Electrician) by trade but avid fisherman by heart. He had a reputation as the best shark tooth finder, and he loved his early morning
December 19, 1937 – August 22, 2015
Max grew up on a working ranch in Coleman County, Texas. He graduated from Burkett, TX High School in 1956 and attended Tarleton State University where he was on the rodeo team, ROTC Commandant, and Most Popular. Max graduated with a BS from North Texas State University in 1960, then served in the U.S. Army 1960-62. Max’s
Curtis Cole was a long-time resident of Crystal Beach, he was known and loved by all who knew him. Curtis was born November 24, 1946, and called home by the Lord Jesus Christ Wednesday June 10th, 2015, at the Gulf Health Care Center in Galveston, Texas. Curtis was known on the Bolivar Peninsula for many years and was a friend to many who knew him, especially “Little Bit”! He was always willing
James (Jim) Thomas Sanders Jr., 68, passed away on April 4, 2015 surrounded by his beloved family. He had two passions in life…his family and the pursuit of knowledge. Always an avid reader, he read a library of books in a variety of subjects and possessed a remarkable ability to retain the information. Later in life, he started building computers and he made sure any one of his family or
Guinald “Dino” Billiot, Sr., born on January 31, 1932 in Pointe-Aux-Chein, Louisiana, went home to be with Jesus on Palm Sunday, March 29th, 2015 at the age of 83 years. Dino was born to Anna Lee and Pierre Billiot in South Louisiana at Pointe-Aux-Chein (a down on the Bayou native), where he learned from his father how to become a successful oysterman, shrimper and fisherman. It wasn’t easy
Teddy Joe Henley, of Amarillo and Southeast Texas, died Saturday evening, August 16, 2014, at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, from complications following a difficult surgery for cancer. Ted was born to Jim and Ruby Henley in Amarillo on April 4, 1937, and began his professional career as a City of Amarillo police officer following in his dad’s footsteps as a municipal public
July 7, 1912 – July 25, 2014
What do you say about a classic? Words just cannot do justice when trying to capture the essence of Vivian Truit Cantrell Talley. She was a uniquely remarkable and talented person who graced so many lives. Vivian was 102 years young when she passed away. Ms. Vivian, as we called her, still laughed, kept up with the news, visited with
Richard Moyer, 59, of Gilchrist, TX, formerly from New Tripoli, PA, died on Good Friday, April 18, 2014 at 2:22 pm, after a 15 month battle with cancer. Rick was born to the late Richard and Arlene Moyer on June 10, 1954 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He was a 1972 graduate of Dieruff High School. He was the proud “Dad and Pop-Pop” to daughter, Chiara Clauss and granddaughter, Adriana Clauss of
September 14, 1952 – April 17, 2014
Michael Ray Kujawa, 61, of Crystal Beach, died Thursday, April 17, 2014. He was born on September 14, 1952, in Houston, to Doris Jeane Pratka and Julian Ray Kujawa. Michael owned and operated the Crystal Beach Zoo for several years. Survivors include sisters, Linda Kujawa and Pablo, of Houston and Marie Dudley and her husband,
Funeral services for Roy Vanburn Brewer, age 81, of Rusk were held on March 29, 2014 in First Baptist Church in Rusk with Rev. Donnie Barron, Rev. Don Copeland and Rev. Don Richey officiating. Mr. Brewer passed away March 26, 2014 at his residence. He was born September 14, 1932 in Weatherford, TX to the late Clyde V. and Orean Evans Brewer Sr. Mr. Brewer was a Rusk native and retired back to
David Lee James passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at the age of 57. David is lovingly remembered by the love of his life, Elizabeth Hudnall of 25 years; daughters Gina James, Stephanie Hudnall and Roxanne Hudnall; son Edward James; his 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; as well as loving nieces, nephews and other relatives. David was born in Austin, Texas on September 13, 1955. After high school
Our dear friend has lost his battle with cancer. Those who knew Jim, family and friends, will miss that crooked smile and those deep blue-green eyes, but mostly his quick wit. Jim never met a stranger and he could charm a bumble bee. This Saturday, January 11th, @ 2pm, all will gather at “Bolivar Slam,” 1140 Waterways, for a Celebration of Life honoring Jimmy. Please plan to stop by and raise a toast to our friend.
Donald Bayard Cherry, 79, of Austin died October 11, 2013 after a brief illness. He was born August 22, 1934 to Hazel Bowen Cherry and Bayard “Doc” Cherry of Toledo, Ohio. After the Army and graduation from University of Toledo, Don married Jane Bauman, joining NASA in the procurement division where he worked throughout the golden age of space exploration. Don was an adventurous
January 25, 1943 – October 15, 2013
Charlie Carlin, former resident of Blue Water in Crystal Beach, died on October 15, 2013, in his home on White Oak Lake in Chidester, Arkansas. Charlie is often remembered on the Bolivar Peninsula for his outstanding photography of all wildlife, plants, and the natural land, seascapes, and colorful florals he so faithfully captured with his camera
Joy McMillan passed away suddenly sometime late Monday or Tuesday, they do not know cause of death yet. Visitation will be in Beaumont at Forest Lawn Funeral Home Friday 5/24 from 6 pm to 8 pm. Services will be at Christian Fellowship Worship Center in Beaumont on Parkway and Folsom at 3:00 pm Saturday 5/25.
Gloria Josephine Lacoubon Scott, 84, a native of Grand Caillou and resident of Houma, died at 3:21 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2013. She is survived by her sons, Nolan Gerard Scott and wife, Sandra, of Houma, Audie Bernard Scott and wife, Patsy, of Grand Caillou, Brent Jerome Scott and wife, Beth, of Mascoutah, Ill., and Troy James Scott, of Amite; daughters, Pamela Ann Couch
Raymond William Blume, 52, of Crystal Beach, passed away at his residence Tuesday August 14, 2012 He was born on August 27, 1959, in Galveston, to Elsie Lee Bouse Blume and Carlton Edgar Blume. Raymond was a long time resident of Crystal Beach who enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family and friends. He was employed with the family business,
Jerry Valentine’s Services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Crystal Beach on Saturday March 10th at 2 PM. His family is asking to please only bring dessert, and other items may be dropped off in the fellowship hall before the service.
Jerry was a very spiritual connection for many people on the Bolivar Peninsula and had touched many lives.
Charles M. Stagg died February 20th at UTMB Burn Center in Galveston. Born June 1939 in Beaumont, Texas, he lived many years in Orange County. Mr. Stagg participated last April in the art benefit sponsored by The Painted Ladies Art Group for the Crystal Beach V.F.D. Before Hurricane Ike he had also held an art exhibition on the Bolivar Peninsula.