Category Archives: Obituaries

Les Phillips

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Les L. Phillips, 52, of Orange, passed away Aug. 7. Les was born July 17, 1962, in Brownwood, to Earl Phillips and Nelda (Ezra) Phillips. He retired after 25 years as an Associate Warden for the Federal Bureau of Prisons and

Warren Joseph Fontenot, Sr.

Warren Joseph Fontenot, Sr., 83, of Mauriceville was born Oct. 17, 1930 in Opelousas, LA., to the late Guilliam and Elena (Manuel) Fontenot. He passed away Aug. 28, in Beaumont. A resident of Mauriceville for the past 20 years, he

Murphy Joseph Vidalier

Obit Vidalier

Murphy Joseph Vidalier, 87, of Orange, passed away Aug. 28, at Mid-Jefferson Hospital in Nederland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 AM, Monday, Sept. 1, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev.

Martha Rose Ford

Obit Martha Ford

  Martha Rose Ford, 91, of Orange, passed away Aug. 30, in Orange. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., The Rev. Joseph Daleo of St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange. Entombment will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Orange. Visitation

Betty Lou Byley

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Betty Lou Byley, 84, of Orange, passed away Aug. 29, at Mid-Jefferson Hospital in Nederland. Friends are invited to join the family for a graveside service at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, Sep. 2, at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park. Officiating will be Father

Leo Johnson

Leo Bernard “L.B.” Johnson, 55, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, in San Antonio. He was the son of Joseph and Bernice Johnson of Bridge City. He is survived by his wife, Jane; son, Derrick, and daughter, Kristian all of San

Elmarie McKay

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Elmarie Harrison McKay, 83, of Orange, passed away Aug. 27, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 30, at Old First Orange Baptist Church in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Keith Meyer.

George Winder, Sr.

Obit Winder

George Bennett “ Buddy “ Winder, Sr., 81, of Little Cypress, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 27,  at his residence.   Born on Dec. 14, 1932 in Nacogdoches, to William Winder and Ada (Baker) Winder, he lived in Little Cypress for

Leo Johnson

  Leo Bernard “L.B.” Johnson, 55 passed away Monday, Aug. 25, in San Antonio. He was the son of Joseph and Bernice Johnson of Bridge City.   He is survived by his wife, Jane; son, Derek; daughter, Kristian, all of

Donnie Harrison

Donnie Ray Harrison, 42, of Orange, passed away Aug. 25, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am, Saturday, Aug. 30, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Jim Wesson. Burial will

Rufus Holt

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Rufus Jennings “R.J.” Holt, 73, of Orange passed away at his home on Aug. 25.  R.J. was born on Feb. 22, 1941 in Clare, La., to Ruth Evans and Jennings Holt.  He spent his childhood in Sabine County, Texas and joined

J.D. Warden

J.D. “Jake” Warden, 78, of Kirbyville, died in his home Tuesday evening. He was born in Fairdale, to Jesse D. and Katie McGee Warden. J.D. graduated from Hemphill High School in 1954, then served in the U.S. Army in Korea after the

Eric Duhon

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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

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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

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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

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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