Category Archives: Obituaries

Virginia Ginger Gail Wood

Virginia Ginger Gail Wood, 60, of Vidor, died Thursday, Jan. 3. She was born on July 24, 1952, in Silsbee, to Doris Naomi Hargraves Drake Ringo and William Herbert Drake I. Virginia was a retired payroll clerk with Lamar University.

Alton James Borel, Sr.

Alton James Borel, Sr., 87, of Port Arthur, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, at Christus St. Mary Hospital, Port Arthur. He was born on Aug. 17, 1925 to Jacque Joseph and Antoinette Borel in New Iberia, La. Mr. Borel had

Mona Lee Raisek

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Mona Lee Raisek, 77, of Beaumont left this world on Friday, Dec. 21, at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born to the late J. S. and Blanche Moore, Sr. on Jan. 13, 1935, in Lake Charles. She

Charles E. Dodge, Sr.

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Charles E. Dodge, Sr., 77, of Vidor died Monday, Dec. 31, at his residence. A native of Corpus Christi, he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Charles was a plant mechanic with PPG Industries. Charles was a longtime member and

Kenneth Armand Worsham

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Kenneth Armand Worsham, 84, of Orange, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, at his residence. Funeral will be at 2:00 pm, Sunday, Jan. 6, at Grace Lutheran Church. Officiating will be Pastor Tom Haas. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in

Gytha Lee Grissom

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Gytha Lee Grissom, 55, of Beaumont, died Friday, Dec. 28. She was born on May 29, 1957, in Lawrenceburg, Tn., to Mary Freeman and Charles Wildmon. Survivors include her husband, Ed Grissom; daughter, Chantell Marie Cattell of Baton Rouge, La;

Eligha “Jay” Guillory, Sr.

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The Celebration of the Life of Mr. Eligha “Jay” Guillory, Sr., 68, will be Saturday, Jan., 5, at 1:00 PM at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Orange. The Rev. Calvin C. Jones is Pastor, and the Rev. Van Barnett will

Patsy Carolyn Watson

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Patsy Carolyn Watson, 61, of Orange, was born April 21, 1951. She passed away at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont on Monday, Dec. 31. Funeral service will be at 2:00p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at Little Cypress Baptist Church. Officiating will be

Barbara Ruth Westphal

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Barbara Ruth Westphal, 65, of Orange, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, at her home. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 5, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Deacon Eddie Blankenstein of St. Francis of Assisi

Don Mosier

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Don Mosier, 80, of Orange, died Sunday, Dec. 30, at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at McDonald Memorial Baptist Church in Orange. Officiating will be the

Nell Johnson

Nell Johnson, 75, of Mauriceville died Sunday, Dec. 30, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with burial to follow at Farmers Cemetery

Margaret Joan Semar

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Margaret Joan Semar, 70, of Orange passed away on Saturday, Dec. 29, at Baptist Hospital in Orange. Margaret was a native of Ville Platte, La; born on November 29, 1942 to parents Gertie Mae (Shuff) and Ferdinand Duos. She had

Bert Edward Ridgaway

Bert Edward Ridgaway, 90, of Port Arthur passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Dec. 26, in Houston. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am, Saturday, Dec. 29, at First Baptist Church in Port Arthur, with the Rev. Kyle Morton officiating. Visitation will

Wayne Williams

Wayne Williams, 68, of Call, died Dec. 24 at his home. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at Call Junction Baptist Church with burial, and Masonic Rites at Singleton Cemetery near Vidor. Visitation will be from

Joan E. Burgin

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Joan E. Burgin, 77, of Vidor died Sunday, Dec. 23, at her residence. A native of Port Arthur, she was a longtime resident of Vidor. Joan was a homemaker and a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Funeral services

John “Ray” Camp, Sr.

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John “Ray” Camp, Sr., 87, of Pinehurst, died Dec. 24, at Harbor Hospice House in Beaumont. Ray was born June 18, 1925 in New Augusta, Ms. to John and Louise (Beasley) Camp. After moving to Orange in 1942, Ray attended

Thelma Marie Lee Smith

Thelma Marie Lee Smith, 91, of Orange, passed away Saturday, Dec. 22. Born on Feb. 1, 1921 in Lufkin. She lived in Orange for the last 40 years, had previously lived in Beaumont, and she co-owned Smith Lock and Key

Ed Wayne Barton

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Ed Wayne Barton, 74, of Vidor, died Sunday, Dec. 23, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Funeral services will be at 4:00 pm Thursday, Dec. 27, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be Pastor Maureen Whiteside. Visitation will

Clifford Lynn “Cliff” Raymer

Clifford Lynn “Cliff” Raymer, 56, of Orange, died Sunday, Dec. 23, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am Thursday, Dec. 27, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be Pastor Matt Boyle of

Jessie E. Mom Spikes

Jessie E. Mom Spikes, 77, of Port Arthur, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Christus Dubuis Hospital. Jessie was born June 27, 1935 in Groves, to Otto Powell and Gladys Hester Powell. She was a lifelong Port Arthur area resident

Don Lowe

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Graveside funeral services for Don Lowe, 83, of Orange will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, at Lone Star Cemetery near Pineland. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23 at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in