Category Archives: Obituaries

Robert “Popeye” Lee Dorsey

Robert L. Dorsey, 91, of Port Arthur, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 27, at Summer Place in Beaumont. He was born Jan. 2, 1922, to William and Mary Foreman Dorsey. Bob was in the Coast Guard

Melissa Peery Laughlin

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Melissa Peery Laughlin, 46, of Lumberton, went to be with her Heavenly Father, Jan. 23, at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born on March 10, 1966, in Orange, to George Peery and Dot Cormier Peery. Many things can

Lillian Clark Ellis

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Lillian Clark Ellis, 68, of Orange passed away on Thursday, Jan. 24, at her residence. She was a native of Merced, Ca; born on July 19, 1944 to parents Marjorie Etta (Hohstadt) and James Carroll Ellis Sr. She has lived

Alvin “Bear” Wayne Hebert


Alvin “Bear” Wayne Hebert, 66, of Orange, died Thursday, Jan. 24, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Funeral services will be at 1:30 pm, Sunday, Jan. 27, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating will be the Rev. Charles Burchett

John O’Neil Mendoza

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John O’Neil Mendoza, 77, of the McLewis Community, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Joseph P. Daleo, pastor of

Joyce Freeland Kinder


Joyce Freeland Kinder, 58, of Orange, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Burial will follow at Orange

John E. Berwick

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John E. Berwick, 72, of Winnie, died Jan. 19, at his home in Winnie surrounded by his wife and children. He was born in Beaumont to Hart and Olite Berwick on June 29, 1940. John was retired from the Texas

Sonya Lynn Garcia Flowers


Sonya Lynn Garcia Flowers, 47, of Orange, passed away Friday, Jan. 18, in Vidor. Born on Sept. 26, 1965 in Orange, to her parents, Dakota Lee (Hester) Garcia and Richard Felix Garcia, Sr., she was a lifelong resident of Southeast

Juanita Rascoe Ducote


Juanita Rascoe Ducote, 85, of Bridge City passed away Monday, Jan. 21, in Orange. The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 24, at First Baptist Church in Bridge City with Pastor Bob Boone officiating. Interment will follow

Delilah Joy Calamia


Delilah Joy Calamia, 86, of Bridge City, passed away at Cypress Glen Nursing Home in Port Arthur on Sunday, Jan. 20. She was born on Aug. 8, 1926 to Gwendolyn Harris Morris and Fred Morris in Sanger, Tx. Joy lived

B.B. (Bittie) Askew

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B.B. (Bittie) Askew, 98, of Vidor, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, in Port Arthur. He was born Jan. 13, 1915 in Center to Buford B. Askew Sr. and Lola Hagler Askew. Mr. Askew served in the Civil Service at Pearl

Dorothy Miller Wills

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Dorothy Miller Wills was born in Many, La., Nov. 28, 1927, and passed away Jan. 16. She was the oldest of three, born to Wiley Oren and Ethel Miller. The family moved to Port Arthur when her father accepted a

Lenics Joseph Bergeron, Jr.


Lenics Joseph Bergeron, Jr., 66, of Mauriceville, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Born on June 24, 1946 in Crowley, La. to his parents, Laura Lillian (Janice) Bergeron and Lenics Joseph Bergeron, Sr., he was a

Dale Wayne Wolfford


Dale Wayne Wolfford, 34, of Orange passed away Saturday, Jan. 19. A gathering of family and friends will be Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. The funeral service will be on

Stewart Broadwell Olive


Stewart Broadwell Olive, 89, of Orange, died Monday, Dec. 17, in Houston. He was the second son of Y. Burt and Lillian Broadwell Olive and grew up in Madison County and Jackson, Ms. He served on active duty in the

William Bill Downs, Jr.

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William Bill Downs, Jr., 63, of Vidor, died Friday, Jan. 18, at Harbor Hospice, in Beaumont. He was born on Oct. 13, 1949, in Beaumont, to Bessie Jean Voight Downs and William Joseph Aubrey Downs, Sr., and has resided in

Bert Edward Ridgaway

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Bert Edward Ridgaway, 90, of Port Arthur, slipped away unexpectedly while napping peacefully at his daughter’s home in Houston, on Dec. 26. Bert was born Nov. 19, 1922, in Cravens, La. to Leslie William and Tenie (Hines) Ridgaway. He grew

Connie Chelette Thompson

Connie Chelette Thompson, 90, of Port Neches, died Thursday, Jan. 17, at The Pointe Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Webster. Connie was born Nov. 20, 1922 in Beauregard Parish, La. to Dirville Loftin and Goldie Mae Vastine Loftin. She retired

Myron Joseph Mayeaux


A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered for Myron Joseph Mayeaux on Monday, Jan. 21, at 10:00 a.m. at Church of the Little Flower, with Fr. Scott Chemino officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be in the Church of

Danny Raymond Weldon

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Danny Raymond Weldon, beloved father and friend, passed away, Wednesday, Jan. 16, in Colmesneil. A celebration in his honor will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, at 2:00 p.m. at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home Chapel in Woodville. Danny was born

Marilyn Yvonne Hayes

Marilyn Yvonne Hayes, 55, of Orange passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Little Cypress, with Bishop