Mary Ethel Guidry, 82, of Orange passed away Saturday, Dec. 31, at Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Officiating will be the Rev. Barry Bradley of First Baptist Church in Orange. Interment will follow at Parrish Family Cemetery.

There will be a visitation from 4 until 8:00 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Guidry was born in Orange to Nathan and Ethel (Heard) Berwick on Jan. 25, 1929. She was a proofreader for the Orange Leader and the Beaumont Enterprise and was a member of the Orange County Sheriff’s Posse.

Mrs. Guidry is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leo Guidry, Jr.; sons, Dan Edward Guidry, Nathan Paul Guidry and Joseph Leo Guidry and sister, Virginia D. Bilbo.

She is survived by her son, John W. Guidry Sr.; daughter, Joyce M. Wheatley; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren all of Orange.

The family requests for those that desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Serving as pallbearers will be Gus Harris, Chipper Nance, Floyd Thornal, Bill Blackwell, Carl Chesson and Dennis Wheatley.