In memory of classmates who have gone before us!
This page list the most resent Obituaries I've received or found online;


My deepest sympathy to the families of the of lost alumni.
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers!



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Joe D. Perkins '69
Mr. Joe D. Perkins 65, of the Forts Lake community of Jackson County passed away on October 26, 2016 at his home. Joe was born on August 17, 1951 in Mobile Al. Joe worked for International Paper Company in Moss Point and also with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College as a project coordinator. Joe loved life and he was a friend to everyone who knew him. He enjoyed fishing, baseball, metal “dirt digging” detecting, and he was a collector of many things. He was given the nickname “Joe Joe” by his granddaughter in which he cherished every moment with her.
He is preceded in death by his parents Carl and Billie Perkins, his sister Patricia Burgroff, and his father-in-law Henry Eugene Pierce.
He is survived by his wife Pam Pierce Perkins of Forts Lake, his son David (Katie) Perkins of Grand Bay, his brothers William Perkins/ Elizabeth Crider of Houston, TX; and Robert (Eileen) Perkins of Navarre, FL; his uncle and aunt Philip (Martha) Perkins of Navarre, FL; aunt and uncle Betty (Rev. Eddie) Green Titusville FL, uncle Larry Perkins of AL., his mother-in-law Betty Pierce of Escatawpa. He also leaves behind his granddaughter Julia “Pookie” Perkins of Grand Bay, nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Visitation will be Sunday October 30, 2016 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at Holder-Wells Funeral Home in Moss Point, MS. The funeral service will begin at 3:00pm from the funeral home chapel. Rev. Eddie Green will be officiating the service. Burial will follow in Orange Grove cemetery in Moss Point, MS.
In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to the University of South Alabama Women’s and Children’s Hospital or the Ronald McDonald House You may sign the online register book and send condolences for Joe at www.holderwellsfuneralhome.com Holder-Wells Funeral Home in Moss Point, MS is in charge of the arrangements.

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Wanda Bagwell - taught typing
Wanda Earlene Bagwell, 88, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. She was born on January 2, 1928, to Annie Lou Joplin and Elwood Lee Johnson in Crosbyton, Texas.
Wanda loved quilting for her children and grandchildren and enjoyed square dancing. She retired as a librarian from Peace Elementary School in Port Acres and taught typing French High School.
She was a member of Fidelis Sunday School at Wesley United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Linda Bagwell of Beaumont; grandchildren, Lee Arthur and his wife, Amy, of Washington State; Lisa Harding of Arkansas; April Sellers of Bridge City; Wendell Poplin of Buna; Tammy Holloway and her husband, Greg, of Nederland; and Robert Bagwell of Pennsylvania; fourteen great-grandchildren; and thirteen great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Milton Wyatt Bagwell; and sons, Michael Bagwell and Claude Bagwell.
A gathering of Mrs. Bagwell's family and friends will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 28, 2016, at Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 29, 2016, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 3810 North Major Drive, Beaumont.
A graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at Claude Cemetery, Claude, Texas. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com.

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found on facebook:
James O'Neal Metcalf passed away on October 24th. He was class of 67. He went to Vietnam for his senior trip. He came home in 1969 and graduated in 1970 with me. He fought a hard fight with cancer.

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Timothy Segura '81
Timothy Aaron Segura, 53, of China, Texas passed away Saturday morning, August 27, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas.
Tim was born July 7, 1963 in Beaumont, TX. and attended Eugene Field Elementary, Bowie Jr. High and graduated in 1981 from French High School. Baseball was his first love all through these years, and he was an excellent catcher. Tim also had a passion for music, and developed lifelong friendships with many area musicians. After graduating, he worked at Freeway Auto Parts, Kinsel Ford Parts Department, and finally at Goodyear Chemical Plant for 16 years, until an accident caused him to take a disability retirement.
Tim is survived by his wife, Lisa, son James Dalton (JD), a stepdaughter, Cierra Doucette, his parents Jim and Jeri Segura. He is also survived by his two sisters, Laurie Wilcox (Kenneth), Jamie Rayner (Michael), nieces, Kathryn Wilcox, Annsleigh Kelley, and nephew Kenny Wilcox, cousins, Shelly Amador of Austin and Rodney Segura of California. He is also survived by a host of other nieces, nephews, and his beloved dog Zakk.
Tims instruction to be cremated were honored. There will be a Memorial Celebration of his life in the future that will be announced. We will all miss his sense of humor, intelligence and generous, loving spirit.
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Sept. 8, 2016

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Judy Rufus - teacher
Judy Ann Garrett Rufus, 72, of Beaumont, TX, departed this life on Saturday, July 2, 2016. Mrs. Rufus, an educator for 42 years, in Beaumont Independent School District at French High School, Beaumont Charlton Pollard and Central High School. She was a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Phi Delta Kappa Sorority, Inc. and the National Association of University Women. She was a devoted and active member of the Church of Christ. A Celebration of life will be held at 11:00 AM, at Eleventh Street Church of Christ, on Saturday, July 9, 2016. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, at the church. Burial will be held at Post Oak Union Cemetery in Longview, TX, under the direction of Calvary Mortuary Staff. Her love and memories will remain in the hearts of her husband, Charles E. Rufus, Sr.; sons, Gregory K. Garrett (Coy) and Jason B. Rufus, Sr.; sisters, Lisa Brinson Holman, Minnie Rell Barnes, and Eva Lou Brinson; brothers, Roy Brinson and Curvy Brinson (Wanda Jean); 3 grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, loved ones, and friends.

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Thomas Willard '55
Thomas Maxwell Willard, 78, died Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Lakeland FL Regional Health Center after a brief hospitalization.
Tom was born August 30, 1937 in Beaumont, TX to Max and Ruth Willard. He attended public school and earned the rank of Eagle Scout.
He graduated valedictorian from French High School in 1955.
Tom continued his education at Lamar University, graduating with a BS in Chemistry, 1959. The day after graduation he married Barbara Youngblood of Groves, TX. They moved to New Orleans where he attended Tulane University and received a PhD in Chemistry, 1964. Tom and Barbara then moved to Lakeland, Fl where he was the Chairman of the Chemistry Department at Florida Southern College until his retirement.
Tom is predeceased by his parents and his wife Barbara. He is survived by his son Bill Willard and wife Susy of Auburndale, FL; daughter Elaine Lancaster and husband Don of Black Diamond, WA; his sisters Ruth Aubey and husband Jim of Beaumont TX, Della McDonald and husband Bill of Weatherford TX. He is also survived by 4 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Tom's Celebration of Life was in Lakeland FL and there was a graveside service in Anahuac TX.
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Sept. 11, 2016

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Norman Blake '59
Norman Everett Blake, age 75, of Rowlett, TX, passed away October 8, 2016. He was born June 14, 1941, in Beaumont, TX, to Norman Bruce Blake and Patricia Ann (Sullivan) Blake. Norman’s career as a Professional Landman with Sun Oil Company kept him moving until his retirement in 1999. He loved his family, and spending time at his lake house in east Texas. Norman was a member of First Baptist Church in Rowlett where he volunteered his time helping others. He was an understanding and supportive father who was dearly loved, and will be greatly missed every day.
He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years: Barbara Blake; daughter: Kimberly Blake of Rowlett; son: Craig Blake and wife Karen of Dallas, TX; mother: Patricia Blake of Terrell, TX; brothers: Stephen Blake of Houston, TX, Michael Blake of Byhalia, MS, and Jonathan Blake of Terrell; and sisters: Erin Johnson and Pam Tucker both of Terrell; along with many nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father: Norman Bruce Blake and brother: Jack Patrick Blake.
The family will receive guests prior to the funeral at First Baptist Church, 4309 Main Street in Rowlett, beginning at 10:00am. Funeral services will be held 11:00am Tuesday, October 11, 2016. Officiating the service is Pastor Cole Hedgecock and Brother Steve Leatherwood. Interment will be 10:00am Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at Magnolia Cemetery, 2291 Pine Street in Beaumont, TX.

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Mary Jean Rogers Bost,
Mary Jean Rogers Bost 89, of Beaumont entered her final classroom on September 1, 2016. Jean was born and raised in Malakoff, Texas, one of nine children born to William E. and Lura Tarrant Rogers.
She married David L. Bost, Sr. and moved to Beaumont, Texas where she graduated from Lamar University with a degree in Biology. Jean later received her Masters degree in Biology from East Texas State University.
She taught at French High School for 28 years, then at Central High School and, after a brief retirement, finished her teaching career at Kelly High School.
Jean was very active in her profession and served as President of the Beaumont Classroom Teachers Association as well as the Delta Kappa Gamma Honor Society. She travelled extensively after retirement including trips to all of Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand, China and the Galapagos Islands.
She is survived by her sister Audrey Ferguson and brother Regan Rogers, both of Malakoff, Texas. Also by sons David L. Bost, Jr. and wife Toni, Brent W. Bost and wife Jennifer, grandchildren Amanda Hutchens, her husband John and their son Graham, Neal and wife Erin, Lisa, Andrea, Regina, Stephen and Thomas Bost.
A reception celebrating her life will be held on Sunday, September 18 at Claybar Funeral Home in Beaumont from 1 - 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Jean Bost Scholarship at Lamar University.
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/beaumontenterprise/obituary.aspx?n=mary-bost-jean&pid=181361097#sthash.0OsNA5Xv.dpuf

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Karen Christine Weller '69

Karen Christine Weller, 64, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, March 22, 2016. She was born on August 31, 1951, in Beaumont, to Claire Stephens Mills and Larry Mills, and was a lifelong resident of the area. A gathering of Ms. Weller’s family and friends will begin at 4:00 p.m. with her memorial service to follow at 5:30 p.m., Monday, March 28, 2016, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A family committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

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Jeri Herford '69
Jeri Lavon Herford, 66, of Beaumont passed away peacefully Friday, July 29, 2016 while residing at Beaumont Health and Rehabilitation Center.
A celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the Claybar Kelley-Watkins Chapel. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday evening from 5-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Jeri was born Feb 20, 1950, however to Jeri, her real birthday was always July 4, 1955 the date on which she was adopted by August and Mary Herford.
Jeri attended Beaumont schools where she graduated from French High School.
Jeri accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior and was passionate about her faith and her family. Despite her many obstacles, Jeri remained upbeat and always had an ear to listen to anyone in need. She was a member of Woodland Baptist Church. Jeri was preceded in death by her father August Herford and brother, Rick Herford.
Left to cherish her memories are her mother, Mary Herford of Beaumont; close aunts, Ann Cobb of Beaumont and Joyce Boden of Vidor; a host of Herford family members; Louisiana loved ones; cousins and many friends. Also a special thank you to Ashley from Harbor Hospice for the love and care she showed Jeri. Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Aug. 1, 2016 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/beaumontenterprise/obituary.aspx?n=jeri-l-herford&pid=180849935#sthash.rIwvj4Sx.dpuf

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Big John Taylor '71
Big John Taylor of Jasper died Sunday May 1, 2016. He was born August 25, 1953 in Beaumont, Texas and was 62 years of age. He made a career in the construction business and spent as much time as he could hunting and fishing.
There will be a memorial service at 2:00 PM Thursday May 5, 2016 at Forest Oaks Funeral Home Chapel in Jasper.
He is survived by his son John Taylor, IV and his wife Crysta of Groves, daughter Kimberly Taylor of Baytown, sisters Carolyn Ellis and Brenda Brister and her husband Rodger of Vidor, Johnnie Mandujano of Lumberton, brother Dorman Taylor of Lumberton grandsons Keaton Taylor of McKinney, Jordan Deloach of Groves, Markus Dunivan of Baytown, granddaughters Kris Abeyta of Baytown, Emily Deloach of Groves, Trinity Taylor of Groves, Reiley Taylor of Baytown, nephews Robert Ward of Marshall, Brian Bright Kelly of Bridge City, Ronnie Taylor of Jasper, Robert Bright Cindy of Beaumont, Rodger Brister, Jr. and wife Grace of Vidor, Brandy Brister and wife Laquita of Fannette, nieces Pam Hospodar and husband Steve of Beaumont, Jimmy Bright of Houston, Schantel Bright of Beaumont, Dawn Thibault and husband Paul of Vidor and Debbie Applegate and husband David of Spurger, also many other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Dorothy Taylor.

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Cheryl Crosby Boykin '68
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 Cheryl’s 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, “Bubba” 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. Boykin’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 5, 2016, at Broussard’s. 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.

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Melba Powell Toups ' 42
Melba Powell Toups, 90, passed away January 13, 2016, in Dallas, after a brief illness. Melba was born January 31, 1925, in Beaumont, Texas. She graduated from French High School in 1942.
Melba and Dennis Toups married on February 13, 1948, and made their family's home in Beaumont. After later living in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Melba returned to Beaumont following her husband's death in 1983 where she was an active member of Wesley United Methodist Church, volunteering in the church office and participating in the Fidelis Sunday School Class. She later spent ten years living in Tyler. Melba enjoyed traveling and spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends.
She is survived by her son, Darrell Toups and his wife, Donna Tyler Toups, of Grand Saline, Texas; daughter, Sharon Dent and her husband, Michael Dent, of Denver, Colorado; six grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren. Melba is preceded in death by her husband, Dennis John Toups, Jr.; parents, George Ruffus and Gracie Tryhorn Powell; and brother, William Powell.
Her family is grateful for the caregivers at C.C. Young in Dallas, who provided Melba with extraordinary care during the final two years of her life.
A gathering of Mrs. Toups' family and friends will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Sunday, January 17, 2016, at Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 18, 2016, at Magnolia Cemetery, 2291 Pine Street, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 3810 North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77713 or to C.C. Young Retirement Community, 4847 West Lawther Drive #100, Dallas, Texas 75214.
Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/beaumontenterprise/obituary.aspx?n=melba-powell-toups&pid=177319583&fhid=26679#sthash.1vfoReuM.dpuf

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