Category Archives: Obituaries

Eric Duhon

Obit Duhon

Eric (EJ) Duhon passed away Aug. 25. Eric was born in Kaplan, La, July 18, 1933, and resided in Orange since 1942. He graduated from Stark High School and served in the U. S. Marine Corp during the Korean War,

Gertrude Richard

The life of Mrs. Gertrude Richard, 90, of Orange will be celebrated during memorial services Thursday, Aug. 28, at 2:00 p.m., at St. Therese Catholic Church. Services are under the direction of Sparrow Funeral Home. A rosary will be prayed at 2:30

James H. Scarbrough

obit scarbrough

Longtime Orange resident, H. “Jim” Scarbrough, 70, passed away Aug. 24, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Jim was born March 1, 1944 to James Elsworth Scarbrough and Naomi (Pitts) Scarbrough. He graduated from Pasadena High School in 1962 and became

Charles McGee II

Obit McGee

Charles “Chad” Don McGee II, 39, passed away peacefully on Aug. 22,  at the Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Chad born Sept. 30, 1974. He graduated from West Orange Stark in 1993 and graduated from Lamar University with a Communications degree

Catherine Fore

Obit Fore

  Catherine Amelia Ulm Fore, 89, of Orange, received her wings on Aug. 24, at her home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am, Friday, Aug. 29, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange, with Father

Dorothy Droddy

Obit Droddy

It was once said, “It is cheerful to God when you rejoice or laugh from the bottom of your heart.” Dorothy Jean (Dottie) Davis Droddy passed peacefully to eternal joy on August 24, 2014, surrounded by her children and sisters.

Bristol Perry

Obit Perry, Bristol

Bristol Lynne Perry, 4 months, of Orange, passed away Aug. 22, at Baptist Hospital in Orange. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Father Tom Phelan. Burial will follow at

Cheryl Diane Vice

Obit Vice

Cheryl Diane Vice, 62, of Orange passed away Friday, Aug. 22, in Houston. She was born Dec. 2, 1951 in Beaumont, to parents Barber “B.R.” Lawrence and Ivah Lawrence. Cheryl had lived most of her life in the Orange area.

Eston “Slim” Hawthorn

Obit Hawthorne

Eston “Slim” Hawthorn, 87, of Groves passed away Friday, Aug. 22, at his home. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am, Monday, Aug. 25, at Winfree Baptist Church in Orange, with Pastor Keith Royal officiating. A graveside service will be

Deborah Darlene Wells

We wish to celebrate the passing of Deborah Darlene Wells, at 61 years of age, into Gods loving hands on Aug. 20. She passed on after extensive surgery without any pain. Her life began Oct. 26, in 1952, being born to

Winifred Buxton Spell

Obit Spell

Winifred Buxton Spell passed away Aug. 24, at her home in Little Cypress, surrounded by her family. Winnie was born Sept. 15, 1934, in Tullos, La., to Julius Madron Buxton and Mary Lou (Allbritton) Buxton. She graduated from Stark High

Helen Jackson Jeansonne

Obit Jeansonne

Helen Jackson Jeansonne, 86, of Bridge City, passed away on Aug. 24, at her home. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City. Officiating will be Father Steven Leger. Burial will follow at

Jerry Ann Melancon

Obit Melancon, Jerry

Jerry Ann Melancon, 65, of Lake Arthur, LA, passed away Aug. 21, at St. Patrick Hospital in Lake Charles. Funeral services will be Tuesday, Aug., 26, at 10:00 a.m., at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Burial will follow at Wilkinson Cemetery. Visitation will

Richard Turner Winfrey

Richard Turner Winfrey, 75, of Orange, passed away Aug. 21, at Orange Villa Nursing and Rehab in Orange. Born in Orange, on Aug. 2, 1939, he was the son of Richard Ray Winfrey and Lela Turner Winfrey. Turner is survived

Barbara Ann Upshaw

Barbara Ann Upshaw, 74, of Orange passed away Friday, Aug. 22, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Barbara was born Feb. 19, 1940 in El Dorado, Ar., to Mildred (Butcher) and Ardie Desmond Dickson. She has lived in the Orange area since

Dorothy Finley

The Celebration of Life for Mrs. Dorothy Finley, 66, of Orange will be Saturday, Aug. 23, at 11:00 a.m. at the El Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. Rites of Christian burial will follow in Magnolia Memorial Gardens under the direction of

Isaac Artez Swinburn

Obit Isaac Swinburn

  The Celebration of Life for Master Isaac Artez Swinburn, two month old son of Keira Frye and Colbey Swinburn, will be Saturday, Aug. 23, at 3:00 p.m. at the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Rites of Christian burial will follow

Bobbie Nell Evans Kordie

Obit Kordie, Bobbie

Bobbie Nell Evans Kordie, 84, of Orange, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. The Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm, Sunday, Aug. 24, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Rev. Gary Price, and Dr. Bob

Jose Ignacio Parra

Jose Ignacio Parra, 39, of Orange, passed away Aug. 18. Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at Claybar Kelley-Watkins in Beaumont. Cremation will follow at Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory. Visitation will be from 2:00-3:00 p.m., Thursday

Elsie M. Young

Elsie M. Girlinghouse Young, 89, of Orange, went to her heavenly home on Aug. 19. She was born on Oct. 9, 1924 to Rodney C. and Bertha F. (Barron) Girlinghouse in Nebo, La. She is preceded in death by her

Anna Joan Hodges

Anna Joan Hodges, 64, of Silsbee, died Monday, Aug. 18. She was born on Dec. 25, 1949, in Beaumont, to Vera Mae Brasher Work and Carter Hart Work. Survivors include her husband, Mike Hodges of Silsbee; children, Tim Hodges and wife,