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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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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Lelia Jeannine Lampman Dennis- class unknown
Lelia Jeannine Lampman Dennis passed away on July 24, 2016, at Silsbee Oaks Health Care in Silsbee, Texas. She was born to the late Adam D. Lampman and Pauline Lampman in Beaumont, Texas, on March 1, 1930.
Lelia was a graduate of French High School. Family, friends, and church were Lelia's passion and delight, and she loved to host and entertain surrounded by her beautiful gardens. Lelia's cooking skills were legendary and rivaled only by her ability to grow the most exquisite plants and flowers. She was happiest when spending time with her beloved husband on fishing outings and in entertaining members of their large extended families.
Lelia fought Alzheimer's for nearly twelve years before succumbing to the ravages of the disease. Her strong will to live, unwavering faith in God, and the love and prayers of her devoted husband carried her through the grueling battle of memory loss. Despite her disease, she maintained her love for God and her family until the end of her life. The constant nurturing love and caring that she demonstrated to her family, despite her illness, is a testament that will never be forgotten.
After graduating from high school and taking her first job at St. Therese Hospital, Lelia met the love of her life, Lindy, at a church service. The couple married the following year on January 14, 1949. Married for 67 years, Lelia and Lindy raised their three daughters in Beaumont where they were faithful members of North End Baptist Church and First Baptist Church. Possessing a true servant's heart, Lelia faithfully cared for her children, taught Sunday School, and assumed primary caregiving for her own mother. As a woman of faith, Lelia shaped the lives of many through her tireless Christian example.
Lelia is survived by her dearly loved husband, Lindy Dennis and her three daughters and their spouses, Debbie and Shawn Scofield, Cindy and Mark Merrill, and Leslie Dennis and Laura Chiasson. She leaves to mourn ten grandchildren, Carole Havens, Nathan Merrill, Jeannine Cavazos, Lindy Merrill, Brooke Stovall, Zack Ward, Jon Chiasson, Winston Hughes, Anna Lewallen, and Haylee Scofield. Additionally Lelia was blessed by seventeen great-grandchildren.
The family would like to extend their love, appreciation, and gratitude to the staff of Silsbee Oaks Health Care and especially to the caregivers of Hall 5 for the magnificent care given to Lelia for the past four years. A gathering of Leila's family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at First Baptist Church of Beaumont, 3739 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. The family requests that in lieu of flowers a donation be made in Lelia's name to the Alzheimer's Association , P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/beaumontenterprise/obituary.aspx?n=lelia-jeannine-lampman-dennis&pid=180788715&fhid=26679#sthash.nMl6xRBg.dpuf

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Lewis Eric Winston Lewis 1963 - 2016 -- class unknown
No longer suffering and finally at peace, to which he embraced, Eric Winston Lewis passed on Monday, March 28, 2016 at the age of 52. Eric was born in Beaumont TX, the middle son to Mildred and Albert Lewis. He attended French High School with fond memories of growing up with brothers Byron & Rod.
In 1989 he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served from 1989 to 1993 and was a Gulf War veteran on 2 tours 1990-1991 in Operation Desert Storm. Worked at Pepsi for over 20 years, starting as Merchandiser and last position as Reset Specialist. He was a most dedicated employee and known to his co-workers as Big E. He was a devoted uncle and often dotted on all of his brothers' kids. His youngest brother, Rod, became his primary caretaker during his last 3 months of life. To this, the family is eternally grateful that brotherly love eased Eric's transition.
He leaves to celebrate his life, grandmother Savannah McMahon, parents Mildred and Albert Lewis, Brothers Byron (Dee), Rod (Gia), nieces Ra'kesha, Bryce, Blake, Preston, Elle and nephew Brock; and a host of friends.
Eric will be remembered during a Memorial Service on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 1:30 pm at Houston National Cemetery. 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77038. -
See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/beaumontenterprise/obituary.aspx?n=eric-winston-lewis&pid=179576370&fhid=15681#sthash.McBe5Drv.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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