Martha Addaline Pepper, 77, of Hamshire, formerly of the Orange area, passed away Sunday, Feb. 15, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont.
Martha was born Feb. 15, 1938 in Converse, La., to Mary Alene (Latham) and James Velton “JV” McDonald. She has lived most of her life in the Orange area and graduated from Orangefield High School. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Vidor. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and doing crossword puzzles. Martha was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and friend who will be missed dearly, especially by her grandbabies.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Betty Whitener and son in law, Kyle Roberts.
Martha is survived by her husband, Norman Pepper; daughters, Deborah Lynn Long and husband, Robert of Marshall, Carolyn Nadine Allen and husband, Jim of Hamshire, Melissa Kaye Pepper of Orange and Sandra Alene Tyler of Orange; sisters, Marie Sarver and husband, Roy of Lufkin, Cynthia Worthy and husband Wren of Jasper and Patsy Miller of Orange; brothers, Lloyd “Pete” McDonald and wife, Linda Sue of San Antonio and Johnny McDonald and wife, Lynell of Gist Community. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Erik Roberts, Rana Smith, Alesa Granberry, Cory Teague, Kody Rountree and their spouses; 10 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held Tuesday, Feb. 17, from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Dorman Funeral Home.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 3:00 pm at the funeral home, with Dr. Robert King officiating. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange.
Honoring Martha as pallbearers will be Erik Roberts, Cory Teague, Kody Rountree, Jessie Smith, Matt Granberry and Ryan Hickman. Honorary pallbearers will be Blake Hickman, Hunter Roberts, Colin Roberts and Dayton Smith.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.