Category Archives: Obituaries

Ildefonso Hernandez

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 Ildefonso Hernandez, 84, of Orange passed away on Tuesday, April 30, at his residence. A funeral service was held on Sunday, May 5. Burial was at The Cemetery in Mauriceville. He was a native of Rayon St. Luis, Mexico; born on

John Ellis Bailey Sr.


John Ellis Bailey Sr., 59, of Orange passed away on Monday, May 6,  at his residence. John was a native, and life long resident of Orange. He was born Feb. 27, 1954 to August Joseph Bailey and Leona Mae Delome. He was

Kenneth Paul “Coon” Smith, Sr.

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Kenneth Paul “Coon” Smith, Sr., 70, of Orange, passed away Sunday, May 5, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 10,  at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange, with

Slayder J. Morris

Slayder J. Morris, 20, of Vidor died Saturday, May 4,  in Lumberton. A native of Beaumont, he lived most of his life in Vidor, and spent a short time in Lumberton. He was a graduate of Lumberton High School Class

Patrick Thomas Monogue

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Patrick Thomas Monogue, 86, of Orange,  passed away Wednesday, May 1. A gathering of family and friends will be from 2:00 to 3:00 pm on Sunday, May 5, at St. Mary’s Parish Hall in Orange, followed by a memorial service

James A. Ford

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James A. Ford, 60, of San Augustine died Thursday, May 2,  at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange.  Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery

Ginger “Gigi” Norwood

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Ginger “Gigi” Norwood, 66, of Orange, passed away Thursday, April 18, in Kirbyville.  There will be a crawfish boil in her remembrance Saturday, May 4, at the Orange Boating Club, 2206 DuPont Drive, beginning at noon.

Helen M. Hobbs

Helen M. Hobbs, age 73, died Sunday, April 28, in Beaumont. Graveside services will at 3:00 PM on Friday, May 3,  at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday, May 2, at Forest Lawn

James Thomas Smith

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James Thomas Smith, 64, of Vidor, died Sunday, April 28, at Harbor Hospice House, Beaumont. He was born on Nov. 4, 1948, in Shreveport, La., to Blanche Burkhalter Haynes Smith and Henry Smith. James was a United States Army veteran and

James Everette Jeep Miller, Jr.

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James Everette Jeep Miller, Jr., 85, of Nederland, died Saturday, April 27, at his residence in Mauriceville. He was born on Oct. 3, 1927, to Lillie and James Everette Miller, Sr. James was a veteran of the United States Army.

Mary Caroline Fenner

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Heaven has welcomed our much loved mother, grandmother and friend home. Mary Carol Fenner, was born Sept. 7, 1920 and passed away April 28. She was 92 years young. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am Wednesday, May 1, at

Thomas Randell Warren

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Thomas “Randy” Randell Warren, 53, of Orange passed away Saturday, April 27,  at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. A Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Trout Creek Cemetery in Kirbyville. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Chris Clayton Meadows

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Chris Clayton Meadows, 58, and longtime resident of Lufkin, went to be with the Lord on April 27,  following a brief illness. Born in Orange, on May 14, 1954, Chris was the son of Hubert H. Meadows, deceased, and Dorothy Linscomb

Sidney George Dronett


Sidney George Dronett, 49, passed away, Friday, April 26, 2013 in Orangefield. A memorial service will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange, with his brother, Dr. Billy Puckett, Jr officiating.  A gathering of

Thelma Lois Plant

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Thelma Lois Plant, 80, of Hartburg, passed away Sunday, April 28, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Born on Oct. 20, 1932 in Hartburg, to her parents, Ethel (Killian) Singleton and James Wesley Singleton, she was a lifelong resident of Hartburg.

Betty Jean Huffman

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Betty Jean Huffman, 80, succumbed to cancer, April 27,  after a long and valiant struggle, surrounded by loving family and lifelong friends. Funeral services will be at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, May 4, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be

Dave Tally

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Dave Tally, 36, of Mauriceville, passed away Tuesday, April 23, in Mauriceville. Funeral services will be at 3:00 pm Sunday, April 28,  at Friendship Baptist Church in Vidor. Officiating will be the Rev. Ronny Tally, and eulogy will be by Keith

Louise Granger Linscomb


Louise Granger Linscomb, 93, of Orange, passed away Friday, April 26, at Orange Villa. Funeral services will be 12:00 pm Sunday, April 28, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Lance Simon. Burial will follow at Nibletts Bluff in

Kevin “KK” Lynn Doucette

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Kevin “KK” Lynn Doucette, 46, of Mauriceville, passed away Thursday, April 25, at his home. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Friday, April 26, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with a wake service at 7:30 pm. Funeral

John L. “Johnny” Jerkins

John L. “Johnny” Jerkins, 62, of Deweyville, died Thursday, April 25, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.  Before his passing, Father Emmanuel, chaplain at St. Elizabeth Hospital, administered Last Rites to Johnny. Cremation is under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home

Janet Marie Carter

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Janet Marie Carter, 52, of Orange, passed away Tuesday, April 23, at Pinehurst Nursing Home. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 26, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be Father Joseph P. Daleo, pastor of