Thelma Windham Emory, 80, of Orange, died Friday, July 1, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 3, in the chapel of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Mrs. Emory was born on June 13, 1931 in Beaumont. She was the daughter of Grace (Davis) and Bert Flickinger, Sr. and was a lifelong member of First Christian Church in Orange.

In her earlier years, she worked as a photographer with All States Studios in Orange and then worked for 25 years with O.C.A.R.C. in Orange.

Mrs. Emory was preceded in death by her husbands, Tom Windham, Jr. and Tom Emory and her brother, Bert Flickinger, Jr.

She is survived by her children, Tom Windham, III, Jill Windham Turner and her husband Ronald, David Windham and his wife Carla Sue; step son, Gary Emory; step daughter, Donna Emory Havron, all of Orange.

Mrs. Emory is also survived by her seven grandchildren, Jade Thomas Hearn and her husband Tory, Bucky Thomas and his wife Heather, Thomas Windham, IV, Travis Windham, Meredith Windham, Jessica Frazier, Melissa Windham; and her five great grandchildren, Aleigha, Kendyl, Kaden, Kellan and Karlie.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory in Orange.