Janet Marie Carter, 52, of Orange, passed away Tuesday, April 23, at Pinehurst Nursing Home. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 26, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be Father Joseph P. Daleo, pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange. Burial will follow at Big Woods Cemetery in Edgerly, La.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m. by Deacon Harvey Dubois, Thursday, at the funeral home.
Born in Sulphur, on July 25, 1960, Janet was the daughter of Alvin and Lena (Moss) Gaudet. She began working at K-Mart when they opened the store in Orange. She loved cooking and reading recipe books. People will remember her for her smile. Janet was always laughing and having fun.
She was preceded in death by her father, Alvin Gaudet; and niece, Wendy Mericle.
Janet is survived by her mother, Lena Gaudet of Orange; daughter, Tiffany Hayes and husband, Erik Kyle of Orangefield; grandchildren, Christopher Kyle, Christa Kyle, Chance Kyle; brothers, Ray Gaudet and wife, Alberta of Florien, La, Glynn Gaudet and wife, Georgia of Vidor; sister, Nancy Mericle and husband, Andy White of Orange; nephews, Bryan Mericle, Paul Gaudet; and other nieces and nephews.
Serving as Pallbearers will be Bryan Mericle, Darren Arrant, Erik Kyle, Tim Franks, Dustin Arrant and Garrett Thibodeaux.
The family would like to thank Odyssey Hospice and their employees, especially Carol Campbell, and also the caregivers at Pinehurst Nursing Home.
For those who wish, donations may be made to National Multiple Sclerosis Society, PO Box 4527 New York, NY 10163, or Odyssey Hospice, 550 Fannin Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701.