Linda Faye Patin Gil

December 14, 1943 - March 17, 2019

Linda Faye Patin Gil, 75, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at her home.

She was born on December 14, 1943 to her parents, Harold Patin and Inez Latiolais Patin in Port Arthur, Texas. Linda was a lifelong resident of the area. She was a devoted homemaker in raising her family along with her husband, Pete. Linda was affiliated with St. Joseph Catholic Church in Port Arthur.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her baby brother, James Ray Patin and her sister, Waverly Henderson.

Linda is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Garland “Pete” Gil of Port Arthur, her sons, Jimmy Gil of Lafayette, Louisiana, Derrick Gil and his wife, Rachel of Groves, her daughter, Shelly Woods and her husband, Terry of Groves, her ten grandchildren, Kristen Hulin, Ashlyn Gil, Cody Gil, Matt Woods, Logan Woods, Chase Woods, Garrett Woods, Kayli Smith, Kaitlyn Gil, Karleigh Gil, two great grandchildren, Quinn Hulin and Liam Woods as well as nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 5:00 PM till 8:00 PM with a rosary to be prayed at 6:30 PM at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home in Groves. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Port Arthur with Rev. Kevin Badeaux, serving as celebrant. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Clayton Thompson.




Samuel Walter (Wally/Walt) Denton

August 24, 1944 – August 8, 2018

Samuel Walter Denton, Known to friends as Wally or Walt, 73, of Willits, California passed away peacefully on August 8, 2018 in Willits from respiratory failure. 


He was born on August 24, 1944 to Samuel and Mary Denton in Port Arthur, Texas. He graduated from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, with a degree in chemical engineering. He was a part of the Peace Corps in the late 60s. Wally was a tax consultant for 23 years, doing business as Denton Tax Services with an office in Marin County in San Rafael. He also lived in Fairfax in Marin County for many years before moving to Willits. 


He enjoyed reading; studying Buddhism, philosophy, psychology and self-help; practicing Amanae bodywork; yoga; meditation; watching professional sports; and playing sports including golf. He always had a soft spot in his heart for animals and cats, in particular. He was a regular donor and volunteer for the Humane Society for Inland Mendocino County, in Redwood Valley, California. 


Wally is preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Mary Denton. He is survived by his sister, Sandra Denton Carter, and countless friends and clients. He will be remembered as a compassionate man with a gentle soul. Per his wishes, he has been cremated. There will be a memorial on Sunday, October 14, 2018 in Willits, California. 


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society for Inland Mendocino County via or by phone at 707-485-0123. Please reference "Samuel Walter Denton" when you make your donation. For more information about the memorial or to share your thoughts about Wally, please reach out to







Jimmie "Jay" Attaway

June 14, 1944 - January 17, 2019


Jay Attaway, 74, of Vidor, TX died Thursday, January 17th, 2019 in Beaumont, TX. 

A native of Pt. Arthur, TX he was a longtime resident of the Golden Triangle area. He served his country in the U.S. Army and served in Germany. Jay attended Pine Forest Baptist Church for a number of years and was a member of the Crime Watch of Vidor. 

He enjoyed ranching, collecting antiques and clocks. Some of his other hobbies were ceramics, making bird houses, hunting, fishing, and going camping in his RV. 

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 22, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. with his funeral service at 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, Interment will follow at Memory Gardens in Nederland. 

Jay is survived by his wife; Patty Barnett-Attaway, brothers; Dale Attaway and his wife Kathy of Wildwood, TX and Daryl Attaway and his wife Denise of Pottsboro, TX, uncle; Jerry Attaway and his wife Gloria of Florida, nieces: Janet Turk and her husband Jeff of Nederland, Donna Haselow and her husband Peter of Missouri City, TX, and Tracy Massengill and her husband Joe of Aransas Pass, TX. Jay is also survived by brother-in-laws; James Barnett and his wife Nina of Alvin, TX, Donald Barnett and his wife Gaye of Vidor, Robert Barnett and his wife Gail of Orange, TX, and John Barnett and his wife Theresa of Midlothian, TX, sister-in-law; Mamie Graham of League City, TX along with numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. 

Jay was preceded in death by his wife; Judy Attaway, parents, grandparents, sisters; Carol Jean and Cass Lowth, brother; Larry Dubose and step-brother; Leroy Graham.





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