Joyce Hoffpauir Viator, 78, of Bridge City, passed away, Sunday, June 29, 2008, at Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur.

Service will be 3 p.m., Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. The Rev. Paul Zoch will officiate.

Entombment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Mausoleum in Orange.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, at the funeral home.

Born June 20, 1930, in Sulphur, La., to J.V. and Zilda (Smith) Hoffpauir, she was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Bridge City, and owned the original Burgertown on Texas Avenue from 1970-89.

She was preceded in death by her husband Fred Joseph Viator, sister Mable Kurtz and brother, Elmo Hoffpauir.

Survivors include her children, Jan Brown and husband, O.D. of Bridge City, Zilda Viator of West Orange, Theresa Babineaux and husband Karlan, Freddy Viator and wife Tina, Victor Viator and wife Kathy, all of Bridge City, Blain Viator and wife Kathy of Orange and Claude Viator and wife Sherry of Bridge City; 16 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and sister Laura Domingue of Bridge City.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jody Viator, Jareb Logan, Cory Harrison, Willie Daville, Gerald Shallenberger and Gary Peery.

Honorary pallbearers are Robert Boudreaux and Terry Duhon.