Category Archives: Obituaries

William Eugene “Bill” Force

William Eugene “Bill” Force, 67, of Orange passed away Monday, Feb. 6, at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at First United Methodist Church in Orange.

Jimmy Cormier

Jimmy Cormier, 70, of Orange, passed away Sunday, Feb. 5 at the Kindred Hospital in Baytown. Graveside services to remember his life will be held Wednesday, Feb. 8 at the Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange with the Rev.

Ernest Clyde “Paw Paw” Randall

Ernest Clyde “Paw Paw” Randall, 86, of Orange passed away Monday, Feb. 6, at his residence. Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange with Brother Richard Davis officiating.

Avis Brittain Moss

Avis Brittain Moss, 70, of Joaquin, passed away Feb. 5, in Nacogdoches. She was born June 7, 1941 in Selby County to John Willis Brittain and Tennie Buckley Brittain. Mrs Moss was a member of First Methodist Church on Joaquin,

Darlene G. Odom


Darlene G. Odom, 62, of Vidor died Friday, Feb. 3 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. A visitation will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6 at Pecan Baptist Church, located on Hwy. 105 in Vidor. Funeral services will

Jimmy Lloyd Hickey Sr.


Jimmy Lloyd Hickey Sr., 53, of Orange passed away Thursday, Feb. 2 at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur. A gathering of family and friends for a time of reflection will be held from 5 to 9 p.m.

Jarvis E. “Plunk” Plunkett

Jarvis E. “Plunk” Plunkett, 89, of Orange went to be with the Lord, Saturday, Feb. 4, at Harbor Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange with Deacon

Patsy Tanner

Patsy Tanner, 77, of Lumberton, died Friday, Feb. 3, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont. A native of Muskogee, Oklahoma, and resident of the Beaumont area for 61 years, she was born July 5, 1934, to Louessie Turney Clairday and Johnie Clairday.

Charles Henry “Buddy” Magee

Charles Henry "Buddy" Magee, 81, of Beaumont, died Thursday, Feb. 2. A native of Beaumont and resident of Vidor since 1974, he was born June 22, 1930, to Effie Lee Jacobs Magee and Dewey Magee.

Wilma Jean Jenkins

The Celebration of Life for Mrs. Wilma Jean Jenkins, 88, of Manvel, TX will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. C.W. Crawford, pastor, will officiate.

Azeline Babineaux

Azeline Babineaux, 79, of Bridge City passed away Thursday, Feb. 2, at Christus St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur. Funeral Services will be at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Bridge City.

Charlie Andrew Johnnie

Charlie Andrew Johnnie, 68, of Orangefield passed away Friday, Feb. 03, at his residence. Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Bridge City with Sister Ruth Burch officiating.

Rose Marilyn Jaques

Rose Marilyn Jaques, 58, of Orange passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 1, surrounded by her loving family. She was a native and lifelong resident of Orange; born on Oct. 12, 1953 to parents Georgia Wyble and Enand Young.

Bobby C. Wyatt, Jr.

Bobby C. Wyatt, Jr., died Jan. 15, in Beaumont. He was born on Aug. 14, 1957, in Fort Polk, LA. He graduated from Vidor High School. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Bob and Dorothy Wyatt.

Elizabeth J. Betty Halbert

Elizabeth J. Betty Halbert, 87, of Savannah, GA., died Monday, Jan. 30, at Hospice of Savannah, in Savannah, GA. A native of Orange, she was a longtime resident of Vidor before moving to Savannah two years ago.

Ella Mae Thibodeaux

The Life of Mrs. Ella Mae Thibodeaux, 88, of Orange, will be celebrated during a Resurrection Mass Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Father Tom Phelan, pastor, will be the Celebrant.

JB Jones, Jr.

JB Jones, Jr., 98, of Orange, died Wednesday, Feb. 1. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Winfree Baptist Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Brad Morgan of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Bridge City, and

Marie Diane Guidry

Marie Diane Guidry, 57, of Orange passed away Monday, Jan. 30, at her residence. Graveside Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City.

Jessie “Buddy” Lee Williams


Jessie “Buddy” Lee Williams, 79, of Orange passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at The Meadows. A visitation will be held on Thursday Feb. 2, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Dorman Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at

Ian Marion Mitchell

Ian Marion Mitchell,son of Lyle and Megan Mitchell, died Saturday, Jan. 28, at UTMB in Galveston. Memorial Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Cremation will be under the direction of Claybar Haven

Mary Em Wall

Mary Em Wall, 64, of Orange passed away Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Baptist Orange Hospital. Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange with the Rev. Marv Howland officiating.