Category Archives: Obituaries

Elaine Brister Melling

Elaine Brister Melling, 92, of Groves, passed away July 23, at Medical Center of Southeast Texas, after a brief illness. She was born in Davis, Ok., to Charlsie & Henry Brister; and grew up in Palacios, TX. with her 13

Eleanor Shult

Eleanor Shult, age 73, of Orange, died July 22, at Golden Years Assisted Living. Born on Feb. 26, 1941, she was the daughter of Dr. C. I. Shult and Estelle Shult and grew up in Columbus, Tx. before moving to

Bertha Olive Arnett

Bertha Olive Arnett, 102, of Bridge City, passed away on July 13, 2014, at her residence. A cremation under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest will take place. Born in Hutchinson, Ks, on Oct. 2, 1911, she was the

Reece Lamar Jones, Jr.

Reece Lamar Jones, Jr., 82, of Groves passed away Wednesday, July 23, at the Oak Grove Nursing Home in Groves. Reece was born May 24, 1932 in Huntington to the late Reece and Rose Lee Jones, Sr. and lived in

Judy Doyle Taylor

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Judy Doyle Taylor, 69, of Deweyville, passed away on July 22, at her home. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 26, at United Pentecostal Church in Deweyville. Officiating will be Brother Marshall Stephenson of United Pentecostal Church in

Jack Sidney Mitcham

Jack Sidney Mitcham, 60, of Orange, passed away on July 14, at his home. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, July 26, at Calvary Baptist Church, in West Orange. Born in Beaumont, Dec. 26, 1953, he was the

Janae Elizabeth Borel

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Janae Elizabeth Borel, 10, of Orange, passed away on July 12, in Orange. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 24, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Luong Q.

Jackie C. Selby

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The Celebration of Life for Jackie C. Selby, 59, of Orange, will be Saturday, July 26, at 11:00 a.m. at the New Beginnings Outreach Church. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. Rites of Christian burial will follow in Magnolia Memorial Gardens,

Billy Wayne Smith

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Billy Wayne Smith, 41, of Bridge City, passed away July 18, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Born in Deridder, La, Oct. 4, 1972, he was the son of Billy Smith and Zora Carolyn Smith, and step-mother, Deborah Carlolta Vangent. Billy

Otis Gene Duhon

Otis Gene Duhon, 71, of Orange, passed away July 21, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Born in Orange, Oct. 25, 1942, he was the son of Otha Duhon and Lois (Sarver) Duhon. Otis served in the U. S. Air

Denise English

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Denise English, 51, of Mauriceville, passed from this life on Sunday, July 20, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont after an illness.   Born Oct. 12, 1962 in Cameron, La. to F. C. Faries, Sr. and Rachel (Phillips) Faries, Denise was a

Alice “Maw” Jepson Will Jordan

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Alice  “Maw” Jepson Will Jordan, a past resident of Bridge City for some 33 years, went to be with the lord on July 2, and was laid to rest July 3. Alice was born in the Rosedale Community of Beaumont,

Max Quinn

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Max Quinn, 83, of Nederland, died Friday, July 18, at Kindred Hospital in Houston. He was born on Jan. 8, 1931, in Port Arthur, to Katie B. Parks and Carl Floyd Quinn, and had been a lifelong resident of the

Bertha Olive Arnett

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Bertha Olive Arnett, 102, of Bridge City, passed away on July 13, at her residence. A cremation under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest will take place. Born in Hutchinson, Ks, on Dec. 2, 1911, she was the daughter

Mary Louise Ivy

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Mary Louise Ivy, 87, of Orange, and formerly of Oakdale, La., passed away on July 16, at Pinehurst Nursing and Rehab in Orange. Born in Brookville, Ks, on Oct. 30, 1926, she was the daughter of Mathew Gilbreath and Pearl

Harold Wallace Morris

Harold Wallace Morris, 81, of Orange, passed from this life Thursday, July 17, at Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas in Beaumont. Born March 17, 1933 in Rockingham Virginia to Johnnie Morris and Laura Jane (Wood) Morris, he lived in Orange

Monroe Howard Oxley, Jr.

Monroe H. Oxley, Jr., 65, of Vidor died Saturday, July 19, at his residence. A native of Tokyo, Japan, Monroe was a longtime resident of Vidor and was a retired process operator with Mobil Oil Refinery in Beaumont. Monroe served

Athalene Brown Manchac

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Athalene Brown Manchac, 88, of West Orange, passed from this life on Wednesday, July 16, at her residence. Born Sept. 22, 1925 in Brownsboro, to William Brown and Lela S. (Barton) Brown, she came to Orange during World War II to work

Frank L. Frederick

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Frank L. Frederick, born on Aug. 30, 1951, in Orange, passed away on July 11, in New Braunfels, at the age of 62. Frank loved to hunt, fish, and ride his Harley Davidson. Born and raised in Orange, Frank moved

Cuong Van Tran

Cuong Van Tran, 94, of Orange, passed away on July 13, at his home. A Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 19, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Joseph P. Daleo of

Carey Barnett Bedsole

Carey Barnett Bedsole, 60, of Bridge City, passed away on July 14, at St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur. A memorial gathering will be Saturday, July 19, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Carey’s home in Bridge City. Her cremation