Eleanor Looney Helton
Eleanor Looney Helton, 88, of West Orange, passed away Monday, June 17, at her residence. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Jeff Bell, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Port Acres. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.
Born in Cushing, Tx., on Nov. 8, 1924, Eleanor was the daughter of Herman B. Looney and Ora K. (Mason) Looney. She attended Cushing High School and joined the First Baptist Church of Cushing at a young age. She retired from Equitable Bag Factory after 33 years of service and was a longtime resident of West Orange.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; and three sisters.
Eleanor is survived by her sons, Thomas Jackson and wife, Sue of Vidor, John W. Helton, Jr. and wife, Debbie of Orangefield; and daughters, Janice Johnson of Orange and Kathy Jackson Green of Orange.
She is also survived by her nine grandchildren, Tracy Johnson, Brandon Johnson, Troy Johnson, Shelly Arceneaux, Nichole Helton, Jarred Helton, Tony Jackson, Tim Jackson, Debbie Schlientz; 11 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; her best friend, Faye Bounds; and her beloved dog, Gidgett.
Serving as Pallbearers will be Troy Johnson Jr., Ty Arceneaux, Ryan Johnson, Wesley Jackson, Tony Jackson, II, and Jarred Helton.