Category Archives: Obituaries

Jo Ann (Carruth) Van Pelt

Jo Ann (Carruth) Van Pelt, 80, of Bridge City, died Aug. 20, 2011. Interment services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Officiating will be Father Steve Leger of St. Henry Catholic Church

Charles “Chuck” Leroy Spurlock

Charles “Chuck” Leroy Spurlock, 73, of Orange, passed away Jan. 24, at his residence. He was born on June 9, 1938 in Nederland, to the late Thomas A. and Lillie Coates Spurlock.

Faye Doris Brackens

Faye Doris Brackens 68 died Jan. 18, at Baptist Beaumont Hospital in Beaumont, after a short illness. Mrs. Brackens was a native of Hemphill, and resided in Orange, for many years.

Kimberly Alice Akers

Kimberly Alice Akers, 56, of Dover, Delaware passed away the morning of Jan. 22. One of four children, Kim was born Aug. 3, 1955 in Orange, to proud and loving parents Jack and Ruth Fite.

Gary Wayne McClanahan

Gary Wayne McClanahan, 34, of Orange passed away on Jan. 23, at St. Elizabeth Hospital. He was a native of Orange; born on Sept. 16, 1977 to parents Mr. and Mrs. McClanahan.

Ronald James “Ronnie” Estillette

Ronald James “Ronnie” Estillette, 60, of Port Neches and formerly of Orange, passed away Sunday, Jan. 22, at his residence. Services to remember his life will be at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, Jan. 28, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home

Marie Scruggs

Marie Scruggs, age 85, of Willis, TX. and formerly of Orange, passed away on Jan. 17, at her home in Willis. A Graveside Service will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at Autumn Oaks Cemetery in Orange.

Margaret Dunlevy Dal Sasso

Margaret Dunlevy Dal Sasso, of Orange passed away Monday, Jan. 23, peacefully at home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernard H. Dunlevy and Mary Alice Kennedy Dunlevy; her husband, Anton (Tony) Dal Sasso; and her brother, Bernard

Tommy L. McKay

Tommy L. McKay, 82, of Orange passed away at his home on Monday, Jan. 23. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at Orange First Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Ray McDowell officiating.

Bryan Hryhorchuk

Bryan Hryhorchuk, 52, of Baytown, died Saturday, Jan. 21, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont surrounded by his loving family and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at St. Henry Catholic

Utah Carrol “ Toy ” Brown

Utah Carrol “ Toy ” Brown, 84, of Hartburg, passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, at his residence after an illness. Funeral services to remember his life will be at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Hartburg Baptist Church in

Creta Mae “Mimi” Thomas

Creta Mae “Mimi” Thomas was born Oct. 13, 1915, on a farm near Gladbrook, IA, to her parents Richard Carsten and Ella Willimenia (Sell) Sierck. Creta passed away Jan. 22, and was preceded in death by her loving husband of

David Adam Hommel

David Adam Hommel, 31, of Woodville, passed away, Saturday, Jan. 21, at his residence. Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 27, at 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Woodville with burial in Campground Cemetery.

Walter Lee LeBlanc, Sr.

Walter Lee LeBlanc, Sr., 74, of Orangefield, passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, at The Meadows in Orange. Services to remember his life will be at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange.

Shanda LaNaé Martinez Edwards

Shanda LaNaé Martinez Edwards, 24, of Deweyville, passed away suddenly on Saturday, Jan. 21, at her residence. Funeral services to honor her life will be at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the First Baptist Church in Deweyville.

Rebecca Parker “Becky” Jones

Rebecca Parker "Becky" Jones 80, died Dec. 15, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland,Ms. Funeral services were held at Short Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Hutto officiating.

Annie T. Abram

Annie T. Abram, 84, of Orange, died Monday, Jan. 16, at her home. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Mr. Jerral Kay and Mr. Rod Byerly.

George Belton Mullins, Jr.

George Belton Mullins, Jr., of Bridge City, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, in Beaumont. George was universally known as Moon, a childhood nickname that remained with him through out his 87 years.

Erna Mae Dugat

Erna Mae Dugat, 92, of Kountze, died Jan. 21, at Kountze Nursing Center surrounded by her loving family. Erna was born Jan. 5, 1920 in Melder, LA. to Noah John and Ada Laneece (Lounsberry) Rhame.

Gladys Holderman Mendoza

Gladys Holderman Mendoza went home with the Lord Saturday, Jan. 21. She was born in 1924 in Arkansas. She was a retired bank teller from First City Bank. She was from Arkansas, and moved to Orange after her first husband

Leroy Gilbert Breaux

Leroy Gilbert Breaux, 90, of Bridge City, passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, at The Meadows in Orange. He was born Aug. 4, in Franklin, LA to Sylvia and Gilbert Breaux. He lived in Orange until 1949 when he and his