Category Archives: Obituaries
Randy Maroy Brady, 56, of Mauriceville, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 at Christus Hospital - St. Elizabeth in Beaumont. A gathering of Randy’s family and friends will be from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., Saturday, at Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Cremation will be held following the gathering. Randy was born on June 17, 1957, in Port Neches. He was the son of Edwin Brady and Anna Marguerite (Price) Brady. He was a lifelong resident of Southeast Texas and was employed as a pipefitter in the construction industry with Pipefitters Local 195, in Nederland. Randy enjoyed spending time in the outdoors; fishing, hunting and playing golf. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Randy is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Charles Brady. Those who will most cherish his memory are his wife, Joy Phelps Brady of Mauriceville; his daughter, Amber Wright and fiancé, David Savant of Orange; his son, George Garza Jr. and wife, Stephanie of Vidor; his sisters, Edwina Brady of Marshall and Peggy McGowen of Galveston; his brothers, Mike Brady and wife, Susan of Marshall and Rocky Brady of Granbury; his seven grandchildren, Zackery, Zander, Zowie, Zaylee and Zerionna Garza, Aaron Wright and Gavin Savant. In lieu of flowers, memorial accounts have been established to assist the family with final expenses, please make a donation to the Randy Brady Memorial Fund at Guaranty Bond Bank, Post Office Box 600, Hallsville, Texas 75650 or call 903-660-2181. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.
Kenneth M. Hodge, 78, a lifelong resident of Orange, passed away Wednesday., Dec. 4, 2013, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Deweyville. Officiating will be the Rev. Damon Bickham and the Rev. Lynn Ashcraft. A graveside service and burial will be at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison, Texas. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Orange on January 21, 1935, Kenneth was the son of Joseph Ernest Hodge and Eula Mae (Goodman) Hodge. While attending high school, Kenneth worked for the Orange Leader delivering newspapers, first on a bicycle and later driving a vehicle, to the Orange area, including the Navy Base and Coopers Grocery. He then graduated from Lutcher Stark High School in 1954 and began working for Levingston Ship Building Co. He also played on Levingston’s softball team. Kenneth worked for Allied Chemical Co. in Orange, as a Maintenance Mechanic in 1956 and retired in 1990. After retiring, he owned and operated two businesses; Kenneth Hodge Christmas Tree Farm and Kenneth Hodge Live Oak Nursery. Kenneth was an active member of North Orange Baptist Church for over 55 years, where he served as Deacon and sung in the regular and Senior Adult choirs. Kenneth enjoyed traveling with the church choir members across the United States and Canada. He also attended First Baptist Church in Deweyville where he participated in the regular choir and Christmas Musicals. He did mission work with North Orange Baptist Church, East Texas Baptist Family Ministries and the Golden Triangle Baptist Boys Camp for troubled boys. Kenneth was a member of the Boy Scouts and coached Little League Baseball at Twin County Little League and the All Star teams. Kenneth enjoyed his family vacations to Branson, Mo., Fla., Colo., Ala., and Canada. His hobbies included fishing, hunting and golfing with his son, grandson and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Lois Hodge Talbert; and brothers, Curtis, Hershel, Ernest Roy, Henry and Johnny Hodge. Kenneth is survived by his wife of 57 years, Verna Faye (Edwards) Hodge; father-in-law, Vernon Edwards; son, Kenneth Wayne Hodge and wife, Kathy; daughter, Rhonda Kaye Hodge Shores and husband, Timothy; grandchildren, Melanie and Chris Hodge, and Macey Davidson; brother, Darrell T. Hodge; and sister, Emma Jean Keller. Serving as pallbearers will be Chris, Dan and Hank Hodge, Lance Tiner, Timothy Shores and Todd Edwards. Honorary pallbearers are Vernon Edwards, Bill Ernest, Burford Rector, Gordon Pace, Dickie Seago and Gus Waits.
The Celebration of Life for Ms. Walterine Compton, 72, of Orange, will be 11 a.m., Saturday, at the Solid Rock Baptist Church. Rites of Christian Burial will follow in Hollywood Community Cemetery under the direction of Sparrow Funeral Home. Visitation
The Celebration of Life for Deacon Emeritus Nelson Collins Sr., 80, of Orange, will be at 3 p.m., Saturday, at the Mount Calvary Baptist Church. Rites of Christian Burial will follow in Hollywood Community Cemetery under the direction of Sparrow
Bessie Lecompte LaRose, 96, of West Orange, passed away Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at her residence. A rosary and funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Visitation will begin at
The Celebration of Life for Mrs. Carolyn Judge White, 65, of Orange will be 10 a.m., Saturday, during a Resurrection Mass at St. Therese Catholic Church. Rites of Christian Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery under the direction of
Thelma Donese Moore Skinner Jones, 87, of Sour Lake died Tuesday, Nov. 26, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Funeral service was held Saturday, Nov. 30, at Call Junction Baptist Church, with Pastor Berkley Boyd officiating. Burial was at Magnolia Springs
Joyce Poche’ Bernard, 93, of Orange passed away on her birthday Thursday, November 28, 2013 at Christus St. Mary’s Hospital in Port Arthur, Texas. A gathering of family and friends will be from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. with a memorial service beginning
Angela “Angie” Michelle Shelton, 49, of Orange, beloved wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, peacefully went to be with the Lord Nov. 25, at her home with her family, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Funeral services will be
Thomas Jerrell Ivy, 62, of Buna passed away in Beaumont on Saturday, November 23, 2013. The funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Pastor Dennis Owens of First Assembly
Juanita Gerane Thompson Smith passed away at home surrounded by family on November 23rd 2013. Funeral services will be 1pm, Tuesday, November 26, 2013, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Barry Bradley of First Baptist Church
Gertrude “Trudy” Blair was born on May 9, 1918 in Hunt County, Texas to William Benjamin and May (Griffin) Stamper. She was the last surviving blood relative of her Stamper Family, pioneers in the Grand Prairie, Texas area. Her grandfather