Claude B. Hamerly, 74, of Orange died Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. The Rev. Tom Stephenson of First United Methodist Church in Orange will officiate. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m., Saturday, at the funeral home.

Claude was born Dec.17, 1934, in Houston.  He was the son of Claude W. Hamerly and Ellen (Youngblood) Hamerly.  Claude was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Orange.  He was also member of the Orange Community Players for 40 plus years and was involved in the very first production. Claude was also in local commercials in the Southeast Texas area. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Joyce Walker. 

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jean Hamerly of Orange; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Steve Hogg of Oregon; sons, David Hamerly of Orange and Bradley Hamerly of Austin; and seven grandchildren, Justin, Dustin, Seth, Christin, Kyle, Hayden and Hutchinson.