"More Than 125 Years Of Time Honored Values"

EST. 1889

A Family Concern

In the late 1800's, Alex Broussard, owner of A. Broussard Livery Stable, opened the first funeral parlor in Southeast Texas. That first wood framed parlor was soon replaced by a large brick facility in downtown Beaumont which still stands today. Later, the family firm moved to a large, stately home at the corner of Calder Avenue and Forest Street. In 1958, they moved to one of their present locations in a quiet neighborhood on McFaddin in Beaumont.

Continuing Our Traditions

In this age of constant corporate funeral home buyouts and takeovers, families find comfort in knowing there is still a family owned and operated firm with five generations of compassion, continuity, and dignity. The Broussard family feels strongly about their traditions and their family's obligation to maintain both the high standards of excellence in service and their ability to serve the entire community by always keeping their services affordable.
Ola Mae Smith

Ola Mae Smith

Ola Mae Smith, 86, of Kountze, died Monday, June 1, 2020. She was born on January 28, 1934, in Beaumont, to Thelma Louise Franklin Bumstead and Whitfield Bumstead. Survivors include her son, Donny Smith and his wife, Debbie, of Dallas; nephews, Douglas Thornhill and his wife, Janeen, of Kemah and Danny Ray Thornhill of Lumberton; sister, Peggy Thornhill of Kountze; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ola Mae is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Louis A. Smith; and her son, Allen Whitfield Smith. A gathering of Ms. Smith’s family and friends will begin 12:00 p.m., with her funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 6, 2020, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. Her interment will follow at Old Hardin Cemetery, Kountze. Please observe social distancing guidelines....

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Katheryn Garbo

Katheryn Garbo

Katheryn Medile Garbo, 97, passed away peacefully in her sleep, Saturday, May 30, 2020 surrounded by loved ones in San Antonio, TX. She was born to the late Frank &  Callie Medile, August 7, 1922 in Beaumont TX.  Katheryn graduated from French High School and married the love of her life of sixty-two years, Sylvester J. Garbo. She was a loving mother and homemaker to John and Frank.  Katheryn also worked as an office manager for Dr. Travis for over 20 years before retiring with Sylvester to travel and enjoy the summers with their grandchildren. She was an active member of St. Pius and enjoyed serving in the church.  She enjoyed tending to her flower gardens, sewing, cooking and watching the purple martins return every spring from her back porch.  She loved her family deeply and always made precious time to show them she did.  Katheryn lived a life of integrity, faith and grace.  She is survived by son, John S. Garbo and sister, Lena B...

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Lenore Holliman

Lenore Holliman

Lenore McCurry Holliman, 93, of Beaumont, died Friday, May 29, 2020. She was born on September 18, 1926, in Beaumont.  Survivors include her son, Bruce Holliman; daughter, Frances Propst and Erin Dixon and her husband, Lee; grandchildren, Willie Holliman, Jessica Daugherty, Thersia Dixon, and James Dixon; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Lelia Keith; and brother, Gene McCurry.  A graveside service for Mrs. Holliman will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 4, 2020, at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A memorial service will be celebrated at a later date. ...

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Virgil Roberts

Virgil Roberts

Virgil J. Roberts, 99, of Beaumont, died Saturday, May 30, 2020, at Brookdale Dowlen Oaks, Beaumont. He was born November 27, 1920, to Belle Morris Roberts and Luther J. Roberts. He was Papaw and Uncle Virgil by all of his family and family of heart. He was a combat veteran of World War II. Virgil worked at Magnolia Refinery, that became Mobiloil, retiring after forty-two years of service. He also taught machine shop at what is now LIT. Virgil was an avid hunter and fisherman and was also a self-taught wood carver. He is survived by his daughter, Shirley Nantz and her husband, William, of Beaumont; grandchildren, James Nantz, of Vidor; Angelia McLendon, of Houston; and Jarrod McLendon and his wife, Cindy, of Nederland; great-grandchildren, Jarec McLendon and Madison Dubois, both of Nederland; and numerous nieces and nephews. Virgil is preceded in death by his wife, of seventy-eight years, Hazel Roberts; and daughter, Karen McLendon LeGros. The family would like to give a special t...

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Col. Robert W. Hawn, (USAR, Ret.)

Col. Robert W. Hawn, (USAR, Ret.)

Col. Robert W. Hawn, (USAR, Ret.), 94, of Lumberton, died Monday, June 1, 2020. He was born on November 22, 1925, in Clinton, Pennsylvania, to Frances Mae White and David Bateman Hawn. Graduating from Beaumont High School in 1943, he enlisted in the Army as most young men of the time, gaining a slot in the Army’s ASTP program and was sent to LSU for education and training with the intention of receiving a commission.  As WWII continued, the need for soldiers increased, the ASTP program was discontinued, and the men in the program were sent to bootcamp and combat training.   Col. Hawn (then Private Hawn) was assigned to the 99th Infantry Division and was sent to the Ardennes forest in Belgium. the intention being that this was a fairly, quiet area for new untested soldiers to be introduced into combat.  However, in mid-December, Hitler’s army launched a massive attack, now known as The Battle of the Bulge. His division was the first full d...

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McFaddin Ave

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Beaumont, Texas 77701



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Beaumont, Texas 77713




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Nederland, Texas 77627




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