Category Archives: Obituaries

Onezippe OJ Joseph Torres

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Onezippe OJ Joseph Torres, 88, of Vidor died Tuesday, Feb. 12, at his residence. A native of Golden Meadow, LA, he was a longtime resident of Vidor. OJ was a Pharmacist and was a partner in T & T Pharmacy

Tabetha Christine Welch Williford

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Tabetha Christine Welch Williford, 26, of Orange, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth in Beaumont. Born on May 23, 1986 in Port Arthur, to her parents, Deidra Ann Welch and Jerry Rayburn Williford, Tabetha

Mark Kyle Smith

Mark Kyle Smith, 39, of Orange, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, Feb. 11, at Pinehurst Nursing and Rehabilitation in Orange. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at United Pentecostal Church

Michelle Denise Anderson

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Michelle Denise Anderson, 57, of Bridge City, passed away on Monday, Feb. 11, at Christus St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will

Beuford E. Herford

Beuford E. Herford, 72, of Vidor died Sunday, Feb. 10, at Vidor Health and Rehab in Vidor. He was born on June 28, 1940 in Conroe, and was a lifelong residence of Vidor. Beuford was a retired Boilermaker with Local

Paula Jean Thompson

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Paula Jean Thompson, 73, of Orange, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Feb. 10, at her home. Funeral services will be at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at United Pentecostal Church of Bridge City with

Mark Kyle Smith

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Mark Kyle Smith, 39, of Orange, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, Feb. 11, at Pinehurst Nursing and Rehabilitation in Orange. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at United Pentecostal Church

James M. ‘Tim’ Bailey

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James M. ‘Tim’ Bailey passed away on February 7, at his Nederland home, among friends and in the care of his family, following a long battle with lung cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease. Tim was born at home, on Thomas Blvd

Bessie Andress

Bessie Andress, 90, of Orange, died Monday, Feb. 11, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm, Friday, Feb. 15, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Orange. Visitation will

Doris M. Godfrey

Doris M. Godfrey, 82, of Orange, died Sunday, Feb. 10, at her home. Funeral services will be at 1:30 pm, Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Joseph P. Daleo, of St. Mary’s

George Henry Slaughter Sr.

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George Henry Slaughter Sr., 89, of Orange passed away on Monday, Feb. 11, at Arboretum Nursing and Rehabilitation in Winnie. He was a native of Deweyville, born on Aug. 2, 1923 to parents, Dora Elizabeth (Cooper) and Henry Plaskie Slaughter.

Robert H. Mayo

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Robert H. Mayo, 80, of Beaumont passed away Feb. 6. A native of Spurger, he lived in Nederland most of his life before moving to Beaumont in 1993. He was in operations in the oil refineries. He is survived by

Charles Finley Smith

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Charles Finley Smith, 89, of Orange, died Friday, Feb. 8, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Officiating will be the Rev. Barry Bradley of

Johnny Ray Lee

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Johnny Ray Lee, 59, of Vidor, died Feb. 9, at Hermann Memorial Hospital in Houston. Born May 15, 1953, in Port Neches, Johnny was the son of Gloria Willis Lee and Minice Lee. Johnny had resided previously in Pasadena, and

Kenneth P. “Nick” Nichols

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Kenneth P. “Nick” Nichols, 88, a longtime resident of Orange, passed away Friday, Feb. 8. Born in Superior, Wi. the youngest of 13, he served in the US Navy from 1942 to 1948 in both theaters and as a Navy

Douglas Wayne Pence, Sr.

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Douglas Wayne Pence, Sr., 71, of Orange passed away on Thursday, Feb. 7, at his residence. He was a native of Huntington; born on June 12, 1941 to parents Hassie Dee (Harrison) and Charles Norvel Pence Jr. He had lived

Billy Wilson Trahan

Billy Wilson Trahan, 69, of Orange passed away on Thursday, Feb. 07, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont . Billy was a native and life long resident of Orange ; born on April 1, 1943 to parents Ozite Marie (Hebert)

James Ray Harris

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James Ray Harris, 58, of Buna, died Tuesday evening at his home. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at Friendship Baptist Church, with burial at Morse Cemetery in Buna. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00

Elizabeth Plaas Miller

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Elizabeth Plaas Miller died Tuesday, Feb. 5, in Beaumont. Betty was born Nov. 13, 1917, in Larimore, ND. She was the daughter of Dr. George A. and Augusta R. Plaas. Betty attended high school in Larimore, excelling in music. She

Jannell Marie Manriquez Dye

Jannell Marie Manriquez Dye, 53, of Orange, died Monday, Feb. 4. Born in Deridder, La, on Aug. 23, 1959, Jannell was the daughter of Nacho Manriquez and Hazel Ruth (Moses) Manriquez. Jannell worked as a caregiver. She had a great

Bertal Hjerpe

Mr. Bert –  Bertal Hjerpe, “The Birdman”, was well-known in Bridge City, before Hurricane Rita destroyed his home. Mr. Bert walked everywhere he went, carrying birdseed with him to feed the birds along the way. His joy in life was