Category Archives: Obituaries

Billy Ray Smith, Sr.

Billy Ray Smith, Sr., 78, of Orange, passed away Thursday, August 2, at The Meadows in Orange. Born on Sept. 12, 1933 in Beaumont, to his parents, Blum Smith, Sr. and Annie Laura Smith, he was a longtime resident of

Frank “Butch” Hryhorchuk

Frank “Butch” Hryhorchuk, 80, of Bridge City, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, at his home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City. Officiating will be the Rev. Steven

Theresa Diaz Grant

Theresa Diaz Grant, 46 of Bridge City passed away on July 31, at her residence. Theresa was born on Oct. 27, 1965 in Port Arthur to Gilbert and Isabella Sandoval Diaz. She was a 32 year resident of Port Arthur

Bruce Allen Smith

Bruce Allen Smith, 57, of Orange passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1, at his residence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange with Father Joseph P. Daleo officiating. Burial

Gladys Irene Andreason

Gladys Irene Andreason, 84, died on July 29, in Missouri City, TX. She was born on Jan. 6, 1928, in Thorndale, TX. Raised by her grandparents, who were German immigrants, she attended St. Paul Lutheran School and graduated from Thorndale

Christopher William Doucet

Christopher William Doucet, age 45, passed away July 27, in Vidor. He was born Oct. 29, 1966, to John and Diane Doucet in Beaumont. He was Veteran serving his country in the United States Air Force. He was also a

William E. Simmons, Jr.

William E. Simmons, Jr., 79, of Vidor, died Monday, July 30, at his daughters residence in Vidor. A native of Beaumont, he was a lifelong resident of Vidor. William worked for the Beaumont Enterprise and Journal, where he retired after

Dean Self

Dean Self, 83, of Orange passed away Monday, July 30, at Memorial hermann Baptist Orange Hospital. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 2, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Randy Branch,

Evans Blane Crocker

Evans Blane Crocker, 86, of Pinehurst passed from this life Saturday, July 28, at his home in Pinehurst. Evans was born Dec. 19, 1925 in Bruce MS to Ira and Martha (Blount) Crocker.Funeral services will be at Claybar Funeral Home

Frances Elizabeth Cook

Frances Elizabeth Cook, 92, of Orange passed away on Thursday, July 26, at The Sabine House. She was a native of Jacksonville, TX., born on May 21, 1920 to parents Mary (Alexander) and Seth Lightsey. She had lived in Orange

Jason Eugene Reed

Jason Eugene Reed, 40, of Orange passed away Wednesday, July 25. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 29, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Barry Bradley, pastor of First Baptist Church

Ricky Lamar Thompson, Sr.

Ricky Lamar Thompson, Sr., 59, of Groves, died Thursday, July 19, at his home. He was born on March 19, 1953, in Port Arthur, to Earnest Lamar Thompson and Hazel Moffette Thompson. Ricky was a lifelong resident of Groves and

Peter Roland Jakober

Peter Roland Jakober, 61, died of natural causes July 21, at his home in Orange. Pete was born Aug. 3, 1950, in Elgin, ND, to Audra (Peters) and Roland C. Jakober. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.

Jo Ann Kelley

Jo Ann Kelley, 75, of Hemphill, formerly of Orange, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, at Hemphill Care Center. She was a native of Bellevue, a long life resident of Orange and had lived the last eight years in Hemphill.

Charles Ray Block II

Charles Ray Block II, 34, of Orange passed away Tuesday, July 24. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 27, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be Andy Burns, minister of Ridgewood Church of Christ

Martha Marie Cooper

Martha Marie Cooper, 66, of Bridge City passed away Monday July 23. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 27, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Interment will follow at Wilkinson Cemetery.

Peggy “Jerry” Terry

Peggy “Jerry” Terry, 76, of Vidor died Saturday, July 21, at her residence. A native of Longview, she was a lifetime resident of Vidor. Jerry was a retired secretary clerk with Gulf States Utilities. She was a member of First

William R. “Bill” Pokorney Sr. – Lake Charles

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William R. “Bill” Pokorney Sr. 60, of Lake Charles, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2012 at St. Patrick’s Hospital in Lake Charles. Services to remember his life were held Sunday, July 22, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in

Darrell Glenn Charrier Sr. – West Orange

Darrell Glenn Charrier Sr.

Darrell Glenn Charrier Sr., 55, of West Orange, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at his residence. Services to remember his life will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 20, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Cremation will follow services. Born on Oct. 3, 1956, in Houston, to his parents, Albert Rogers Charrier and Fredna Louise (Hemphill) Charrier. Darrell was taken in at a young age by his uncle and aunt, Milton Coy Charrier and Patsy Charrier, whom he knew as his parents. Darrell was a lifelong resident of Orange, where he worked as an auto mechanic, he enjoyed riding motorcycles, working on cars and cooking. Darrell will be remembered by his family as a man who marched to the beat of his own drum, he enjoyed spending time with his dog, Ben and spending time with his family. Darrell is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Robert Charrier; his sister, Cheryl Diane Flores and his uncle, who raised him as his own, Milton Coy Charrier. Those who will most cherish his memory are his daughters, Tori Osgood and husband, Kevin of Austin and Stephanie Charrier and fiancé, Travis Freeman of Lumberton; his sons, Darrell Glenn Charrier Jr. and fiancée, Lesley Peveto, Clint Charrier and Nathan Charrier all of Orange; his aunt, who raised him as her own, Patsy Charrier of Mauriceville; his children’s mother, Violet Odom and husband, Bo of Orange; his sisters, Sissy Charrier of Otis, La. and Carla Charrier of Gonzalez, La.; his brothers, Roger Charrier and wife, Cathe of Mauriceville, Curtis Charrier and wife, Tamara of Alexandria, La. and Kenneth Charrier and wife, Theresa of Tioga, La.; his step brothers, Patrick Coy Charrier and wife, Kristi of Orange and Randy Charrier and wife, Sabrina of Spring; his grandchildren, Jayden Charrier, Konnor Osgood and Kinsley Osgood. Darrell is also survived by numerous members of his extended family. Condolences may be sent for the family

Melvin Lee Hutson – Hartburg

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Melvin Lee Hutson, 82, of Hartburg passed away on Monday, July 16, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. A Funeral Service was held Thursday, July 19, at Dorman Funeral home, with burial that followed at King Cemetery in Hartburg. He was a native and lifelong resident of Hartburg; born on Sept. 9, 1929 to parents Martha Venson (Lavine) and Jim Frank Hutson. He had served his country during the Korean Conflict in the Army and was a member of Hartburg Baptist Church. He was employed with Texas Highway Department years.  He enjoyed play dominos at Old Ruth’s Cafe and bingo at the church. Mr. Hutson was a loving father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, great-great grandfather and friend who will be missed dearly. He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Pearl Alberta Hutson; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hutson; and granddaughter, Lindsey Smith; sister, Dorothy Seaman; brothers, Willie Lee Hutson, Leroy Hutson. He is survived by his daughters, Melodie King and husband, Gene of Hartburg, Janie Sarver and husband, Martin Davenport of Hartburg, Tammie Smith and husband, David L. Mauriceville; sister, Velma Marie Dement of Mauriceville; grandchildren, Jason King, Jennifer Easterling, Brennan Sarver, Taylor Smith; great grandchildren, Kenzie King, Harlie King, Shaylee Brenn Sarver, and great great grandchild, Levi Sims.

Bianca Marie Rugani

Bianca Marie Rugani, 81, of Orange passed away July 17, at Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital in Orange. Funeral services will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Funeral Home in Bakersfield, CA. Born in Monroe, NY on Nov. 17, 1930, Bianca was