Elmer R. Sonny Neuman, 83, of West Orange, died Friday, June 1, 2012, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. The family will receive friends for visitation from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, 2012, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 4, 2012, at First United Pentecostal Church in Orange with the Reverend Gary Wheeler and Reverend Bobby Edwards, officiating. He was the owner of Cenco Pump Company and a faithful member of First United Pentecostal Church in Orange for 63 years, where he served on the Church Board and as Sunday School Superintendent for over 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer D. Neuman and Cora Neuman Pope; son, Gary Neuman; brother, Prentiss Neuman and sister, Joyce Duckworth. Sonny is survived by his wife of 65 years, Annie Neuman; daughter and son-in-law, Gwen and Ed Reed; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Beverly Neuman; grandchildren, Colton and Connor Neuman, Mindi Causey, Saffron Neuman; great grandchildren, Chase and Sierra Causey; sister, Melva Tompkins; and brother, Edward Neuman.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on June 3, 2012