Elwood C. Ezzell, Sr., 72 of Mauriceville died Friday, July 26, at Harbor Hospice House in Beaumont. A native of Turkey, NC., he was a longtime resident of Mauriceville, and was a retired spice assistant with Texas Coffee Company.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, at Del Rose Cemetery in Vidor, under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, at Memorial Funeral Home.

Elwood is survived by his wife Catherine Ezzell of Mauriceville; step-daughters Donna Jones, and husband Jeremiah, of Bridge City, Diana Juda, and fiance’ Jules Mitchell, of Beaumont; brother, Phillip Rye and wife Susan, of Maurcieville; sister, Brenda LeBlanc and husband Gerald, of Port Acres; nephews Gary Mainero of Vidor, and P.J. Rye of Mauriceville; grandchildren, Dylan LaFleur of Nederland, Dante’ Semien of Fort Pierce, FL., Makenzie Jones of Bridge City, Alexis Bean, Marissa Bean, and Simone Carrier all of Beaumont.