Category Archives: Obituaries

Eugene Paul Hidalgo

Bridge City

Eugene Paul Hidalgo, 72, of Bridge City passed away on Wednesday, March 21, in Orange. A visitation will be held on Saturday, March 24, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Dorman Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on

Dolores M. Boudreaux Saunders

Dolores M. Boudreaux Saunders, 83 of Vidor, passed away Tuesday, March 20, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was the youngest daughter of Arthur Lowell Boudreaux and Mathilda (Hotard) Boudreaux and graduated from Lutcher Stark High

Ernest “Red” Knight, Sr.

Ernest “Red” Knight, Sr., 87, of Port Neches, died Tuesday, March 20, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont. Born Aug. 4, 1924, in Raceland, LA, to Ella and Ernest C. Knight, he was a resident of the Mid-County area since 1944.

Joseph Bruce Fontenot

Joseph Bruce Fontenot, 62, of Deweyville passed away on Monday, March 19. He was a native of Kinder, LA; born on March 14, 1950 to parents Verna (LeFleur) and Elwin Joseph Fontenot. He had lived the last 15 years in

Hubert Simar

Hubert Simar of Dripping Springs, passed away at home on March 19, after an extended illness. He was the beloved husband of the late Helen Gillet for nearly 60 years. He was a proud Cajun, born in Iota, LA, in

Robert (Bob) Bland Jr.

Robert (Bob) Bland Jr., 84, of Mauriceville, passed away on Tuesday, March 20, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Services to honor his life will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Earl Henry Bilbo

Earl Henry Bilbo, 86, of Orange, passed away Monday, March, 19, at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston. Earl was born on April 19, 1925 in Orange, to his parents, John C. Bilbo and Dora (Stark)

Dorothy Eve Peltier

Dorothy Eve Peltier, 84, of Port Arthur, passed away Saturday, March 17, in Port Arthur. She was born on Feb. 25, 1928, to Clarence and Erasie Hebert in St. Martinsville, LA. Dorothy was a resident of Port Arthur for 65

Joe Miller

Joe Miller, 80, of Orange, died Sunday, March 18, at Orange Villa. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating will be his nephew, Brother Gordon Miller.

Keith Francis Cart


Keith Francis Cart, 74, of Pinehurst, passed away Friday, March 16, at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur after an illness.

Services to honor Keith’s life will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, at a Mass of

Margaret Ann “Peggy” Raymer

Margaret Ann “Peggy” Raymer, 57, of West Orange, passed away Friday, March 16, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont after an illness. A Memorial Service to honor her life will be at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 21, at the Victory Life

Julian Wade Meadows, Jr.

Julian Wade Meadows, Jr., 71, of Pinehurst, died Saturday, March 17, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange.

Michael Shroff

Michael Shroff, 68, of Orange, died Friday, March 16, at St. Patrick Hospital in Lake Charles. Born in Dallas on Feb. 2, 1944,

Rosemarie Petersen

Rosemarie Petersen, 70, of Orange, passed away on Tuesday March 14, after a long illness with her husband at her side. Rosemarie was born Feb. 21, 1942 in Metz, France to parents, Charles and Rose Henn.

Harry George Daniels

Harry George Daniels, 86, of Lumberton, died Wednesday, March 14, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 19, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange with the Rev. Lynn Ashcraft officiating.

Minnie Ray Sebolt


Minnie Ray Sebolt, 79 of Hartburg, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 14, in Beaumont. Services to remember her life will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with Minnie’s brother-in-law, the

Rosita Brandon

Rosita Brandon, 75, of Brookeland, went to the Lord on Thursday, March 15, at her daughter’s residence in Sam Rayburn. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Bridge City with

Mona Hatch Rash

Mona Hatch Rash, 61, of Orange, died Monday, March 12, at her home in Mauriceville. She was born Aug. 23, 1950, to Bessie V. Hatch and Leon Melvin Hatch, in Beaumont, and was a lifelong resident of the area.

Eugene E. “Red” Brown

Eugene E. “Red” Brown, 84, a former resident of Hemphill and Bridge City, died Thursday, March 15, at Pinehurst Nursing Center in Orange. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 17, in the chapel of Claybar Funeral

Logan Michael Phillips

Logan Michael Phillips, 13, of Deweyville, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, March 14, in Deweyville. Logan was born on March 17, 1998 in Port Arthur, to his parents, Joseph Michael Martinez and April Starr (Phillips) Martinez.

Dorothy Irene Baker

Dorothy I. Baker, 79, of Vidor died Monday, March 12, at her residence in Vidor. A native of Fullerton, LA, she was a longtime resident of Vidor. Dorothy was the food service manager for Vidor ISD for 20 years and