August 19, 1944 - June 19, 2019

Marilyn Marsh Lee was born on August 19, 1944 in Port Arthur, Texas and went to be with the Lord on June 19, 2019. 

She was a loving, devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur in 1962. She then attended Lamar Tech where she earned a degree in mathematics and then worked for NASA. There she met Alfred Lee and was married on March 25, 1967. 

She is preceded in death by her parents Clifford and Catherine Marsh. She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Alfred Lee; daughters Deborah Hernandez and husband Peter Hernandez, Jr, Patricia Harris and husband Rex Harris; sons Joel Lee, and Matthew Lee and wife Kathleen Lee. She is also survived by seven grandchildren. 

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Friday, June 21, 2019 at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North. Chapel services will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday June 25, 2019 at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves, TX.

Published in the Beaumont Enterprise on June 21, 2019.  Comments can  be entered at:



Carl Louis "Buddy" Greig

September 21, 1943, June 17, 2019

Carl Louis “Buddy” Greig, 75, of Beaumont, died Monday, June 17, 2019, at Harbor Hospice of Beaumont from complications due to Parkinson’s Disease.

Buddy was born September 21, 1943, in Port Arthur, to Viola Marie Boullion and Sidney Louis Greig. He attended college at Rice University, where he majored in Chemical Engineering. Upon graduation, he worked for DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware, and Beaumont.

Buddy was an Eagle scout in his youth and continued to participate in scouting with his sons. He also had a passion for genealogy and took pride in his membership in the Sons of the American Revolution. After retiring, he enjoyed talking to people around the world with his ham radio hobby.

Buddy was married to Mary Carol, who preceded him in death six months earlier, for fifty-one years. He is survived by two sons, David Greig and his wife, Angela, of Mableton, Georgia and Bradley Greig of Beaumont; grandchildren, Andrew Greig and Elisabeth Greig, both of Mableton, Georgia, and Emily Greig, of Beaumont.

A gathering of Mr. Greig’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, June 20, 2019, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys Avenue, Beaumont, with his interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.


Marian Jane Randall Prince
December 19, 1943 - April 24, 2019
Born in Port Arthur, Texas
Resided in Port Arthur, Texas

Marian Jane Randall Prince, 75, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2019.  Marian was born December 19, 1943 in Port Arthur, Texas to Edward Earl Randall and Margie ODeal Tine Randall. Marian was a lifelong Port Arthur resident and attended Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.  Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Larry Prince of Port Arthur; two daughters, Edith Pitre and husband Michael of Groves, and Jessie Marie DeRutte and husband Marcus; son, Leslie Prince, Sr. and wife Roberta of Port Neches; eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one grandson.  


A visitation for family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 29, 2019 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves followed by the funeral service at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend J. C. Coon officiating. Burial will be at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches.



Harriett A. Ellerbee

February 9, 1944 – April 12, 2019

Harriett Adella Ellerbee, 75, of San Antonio, TX, passed away at her home on April 12, 2019. 

She was born in Philadelphia, PA on February 9, 1944. Harriett spent her childhood in Southeast Texas, graduating Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur in 1962.  She also attended school in Bridge City.  After graduation, she attended Baylor University. She pledged Zeta Tau Alpha sorority at Lamar University in Beaumont and was a proud and active Zeta throughout her lifetime.  She was Past President of The Women’s Club of San Antonio.   

Harriett had a long, successful career in the title insurance business in both Houston and San Antonio and was a successful businesswoman and entrepreneur.

She was a loyal and dedicated friend and will be greatly missed by the many friends she made throughout her lifetime.

She was often private about her fight with Metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) because she didn’t want her life consumed with this insidious disease.

Harriett was preceded in death by her parents, Lindon C. Ellerbee and Willie Fay Parker Ellerbee.  She is survived by her stepson, Allen Wise and his wife Hua, cousins, Eddie and Judy Ellerbee, Donna and Hans Jorgenson, numerous special cousins on her mother’s side and her sweet cats, Alejandro and Miss Abigail who were her constant companions and nurse maids during her 9-month illness. 

A Celebration of Life will be held in San Antonio in the near future.




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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