Faye Geneva Stewart was called home July 10, at the age of “29” and is now with her Heavenly Father.
She was born in Van, Sept. 26, 1926, to James Clifton and Lilly Hale Stewart. She graduated from Van High school and moved to Orange in the 1940’s. She owned and operated the legendary LouAnn’s nightclub in Vinton where she was affectionately known as “Miss Faye, the boss lady”. She was a very strong, tough, independent lady. In 1963, she moved to Starks and started Faye’s Drive-In, also known as “The Frosty”, where she served the best cheeseburgers and milkshakes in Calcasieu Parrish. She then went on to own Vinton Liquor in Vinton, for many years where she was a friend and mother figure to many. Faye was a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW and also an honorary Calcasieu Parish deputy sheriff. She spent her spare time playing Bingo with her many friends. We would like to thank all of them for watching out for her with support, love and laughter through the years.
She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers and their wives, Alton and Delma Stewart and Travis Sr, and Emilee Stewart and her many animal companions who she loved and cherished and thought of them as her children.
She is survived by her daughter, Pat Stewart Benken and grandson, Fred Calhoun Jr., both of Houston; granddaughters, Kristin Dyess and Kori Calhoun both of Katy; great grandchildren, Arianna and Arron Briones, Bryar and Harper “Lil Lilly” Calhoun and Brandon and Alaina Dyess. She was affectionately called “Grabby” by her adoring grandchildren. She is also survived by one nephew and two nieces, Travis Stewart, Sherry Wells and Kim Stafford and she always thought of Glen Earl Beard as a son.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 14 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with a visitation starting at 12:00 p.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Ralph Zampini. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Bridge City.
Serving with honor as pallbearers will be Freddy Calhoun, Arron Briones, Bryar Calhoun, Brandon Dyess, Glen Earl Beard and Kenneth Dorman.
The family would like to thank everyone for their love, thoughts, support and prayers during this difficult time. She will live forever in our hearts and will be missed more than words can express.