Funeral

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Courtney Ray Sterling

(October 29, 1998 - February 4, 2014)

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Bertrand Facebook photo

(From Memorial Funeral Home website)

Alexandria "Lexy" Nicole Bertrand  Birth date: April 19, 1997 Death date: February 10, 2014 Obituary:

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The body of Spc. Anthony Maddox arrives at the Jack Brooks Airport.

Hundreds of Southeast Texans showed up early Friday morning, Aug. 2, to show their support and respect for the family of Spc. Anthony Maddox.

Maddox, 22, of Port Arthur, was killed Monday, July 22, in a work-related fuel explosion in Afghanistan that left him burned over 97 percent of his body.

His body arrived at the Jack Brooks Airport around 9 a.m. and was escorted to the Gabriel Funeral Home in Port Arthur.

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When a family can’t afford to bury a loved one, area residents have few options.

Many families look to Jefferson County for help. And, according to Jefferson County officials, the number of such families is on the rise.

Compared to larger counties such as Harris County, Jefferson County buries many more indigent dead on a per-capita basis, Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick said.

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