Myrtie R. Yaw, 60, of Vidor, died Saturday, July 18, 2009 at Harbor Hospice House in Beaumont.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, at the funeral home. 

A native of Stewart, Miss., she was a long time resident of Orange County and was a store clerk with Kraft Oil Company.

Myrtie was preceded in death by her parents, Emmittee and Lora Murphy; sister, Peggy Statum; and grandchild, Kadejah Henderson.

She is survived by her son, Christopher Michael Yaw of Orange; daughters, Lea Ann Boyles of Orange, Lisa Annette Villafano of Vidor, Frances Lora Yaw of Beaumont, Micki Michelle Yaw Pugh of Orange; brothers, Carl Dennis Murphy of Madison, Miss., and David Doyle Murphy of Bridge City; sisters, Martha Ann Stanley and Jackie Ashworth both of Starks, La., and Jean Grimes of Deweyville; 15 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.