Category Archives: Obituaries

Margaret Gerik

Margaret Frances Gerik was born Jan. 19, 1932 in Waterloo, NY, and passed away Friday, Sept. 26, in Port Arthur. She is survived by her children, Joni Thibodeaux and husband Ray, Carolyn Kelly, Steven Gerik and wife Linda, Kathy Brown

Keith Atkins

Keith Peyton Atkins, 52, of Orange, died Monday, Sept. 29, at his home. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Cremation will follow under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory. Born in

Janiece James

Obit James

Funeral services Mrs. Janiece Thomason James will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Pine Hill Baptist Church in Leesville, La. Burial will follow in the Pine Hill Cemetery under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville.

Marvin Richardson, Jr.

Obit Doyle

Marvin Doyle Richardson, Jr., 64, of Orange, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, in Orange. Funeral arrangements are pending.    

Mark Benoit

Obit Benoit

Mark Gerard Benoit, 55, from Waller, Texas, formerly from Orangefield, has ascended to Heaven from family and friends on Sept. 26, to be with his Lord and Savior. Mark was an Orangefield High School graduate, class of 1977.  Mark lived

Sally Lundy

Sally Ann Lundy, known to all as ‘Smilie’, born May 10, 1962, lost her battle with cancer Thursday, Sept. 25. She is survived by her mother and father, Chuck and JoAnn Lundy; sister Kristina Keane; three children, many grandchildren, and

J. D. Perkins

Obit perkins

J. D. Perkins, 90, of Orange, passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, at his home in Orange.   Born Oct.19, 1923 in Starks, La. to E. B. and Missouri (Bass) Perkins, he was a longtime resident of the Orange area. He served

Kenneth Henry, Sr.

Obit Kennth Henry

Kenneth Lawrence “ Tee Boo “ Henry, Sr., 69, of Vidor, passed away Friday, Sept. 26, at his home.   Born Feb. 17, 1945 in Orange, to Raymond Henry and Madie ( McCary) Henry, he was a lifelong resident of Southeast

Jeanette Aguillard

Obit Aguillard

Jeanette (Jean) Marie Aguillard, 77, of Kirbyville, died Friday, Sept. 26, in Vidor. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Bridge City, with Father Steve Leger officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial

Kenneth St. John

Obit St John

Kenneth Wayne St. John went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 23, in Beaumont. Kenneth was born on June 19, 1941 in Ragland, Al., to Tillman and Beatrice St. John. Kenneth graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School

Henri Mumford

Henri James Mumford, infant son, of James and Shelby Mumford of Orange, passed from this life on Saturday, Sept. 20, in Beaumont.   Henri is preceded in death by his maternal great grandparents, Buddy and Margaret Semar, his paternal great grandparents,

Louis Ausherman

Ausherman, Louis Cropped

Louis Aivors “Gator” Ausherman, 67, of Orange, passed away Sept. 22, at M.D. Anderson in Houston. Funeral services will be 12:00 PM, Saturday, Sept. 27, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Jeff Bell. Visitation will be

Percy Bordelon

Obit Bordelon

Percy Joseph Bordelon, 93, of Orange, passed away Sept. 22, at his home. Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM, Thursday, Sept. 25, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be Deacon Tommy Ewing. Burial will follow at St.

Bobbye Odom

Obit Odom, Bobbye

Bobbye Marie Blanchard Odom, 66, left this earthly life on Sept. 20, at The Meadows of Orange.  Funeral services will be Saturday, Sept. 27, at 1:00 p.m., at Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Orange. Visitation will be from 12:000-1:00, Saturday Sept. 27 at

Bobby Mitchell

Obit Bobby Mitchell

Bobby Gene Mitchell, 83, of Vidor, died Friday, Sept. 19. He was born May 14, 1931, in Sedalia, Mo., to Lola Bare Mitchell and Clarence E. Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell served his country in the United States Marines during the Korean conflict and

Betty Rollins

Obit Betty Rollins

Betty Ruth (Crawford) Rollins died at home in Hamshire, Friday, Sept. 19, after a lengthy illness. She was born Sept. 15, 1924, at her grandparent’s home in Beaumont. Betty was the oldest of five children born to Vernon Malcolm and

Kelly Hyatt

Obit Kelly Hyatt

Kelly Ann Hyatt, 52, of Orange passed away on Friday, Sept. 19, at her residence. Kelly grew up in Amarillo, after moving from Wisconsin. She then joined the Air Force and was stationed in England. That is where she met

Lena Gaudet

Obit Lena Gaudet

Lena M. Gaudet, 91, of Orange passed away peacefully in her sleep early Sunday morning. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, Sept 23, in the chapel of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Father Joseph P. Daleo,

Carolyn Griffith

Obit Griffith

Carolyn Joye Griffith, 67, passed away peacefully at Veranda House in Katy, Thursday, Sept. 18. Born Oct. 19, 1946, in Longview, to Nola Jean Roberts and Elvis Clyde “Sonny” Reynolds, she graduated from Bridge City High School in 1964. Carolyn

Hank Shores

Obit Hank Shores

Hank Cecil Shores, born Sept. 1,1949 in Orange, passed away peacefully in Alamosa, Co., on Sept. 17. Hank was a 1967 graduate of Orangefield High School, attended Lamar University and the University of Texas at Austin. Shortly after graduating he

John Cleven

Obit Cleven

John Junior “ Sonny “ Cleven, 84, of Mauriceville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 13, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Born Aug. 5, 1930 in Utica, Wi. to John Syvernious Cleven and Josephine Freda (Rahberger) Cleven, he was owner and operator