Category Archives: Memorials

The American Flag rises once again

The formal American flag raising ceremony began mid-morning last Saturday at 10 a.m. It took place at the beautiful Claybar’s Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery, located at 2312 Irving Street in West Orange. There were a good number of respectful Scouts

OC Vietnam War Memorial dedication, Aug. 10

Workers installed the individual laser engraved hero plaques and ran up the flags for the first time at the Orange County Veterans Memorial, located in the Vidor Lions Club Fields of Freedom Veterans Park.

The Orange County Vietnam War Memorial has been two years in the making and is now scheduled for it’s dedication ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 10. This Memorial to the Orange County soldiers who died in Vietnam is a totally private

To the People of Bridge City and Surrounding Communities:

There are simply no words to express our heartfelt thanks for the sympathy and support you have extended toward our family during this time of loss. We are deeply grateful for the cards, flowers, donations, phone calls, food and prayers

Staff of The Record takes home several awards

Debby Schamber, Penny Leleux and Nicole Gibbs, of the Record Newspapers, show off the awards received Friday during the Excellence In Media awards from the Southeast Texas Press Club.

Media professionals from Southeast Texas and throughout a nine county region gathered Friday night at the Lamar University Library to award those who have showed excellence in their fields during 2012. The banquet and competition raises funds for scholarships for

In Loving Memory: Steven Richard Gentry

Steven Richard Gentry

A celebration of life in memory of Steven Richard Gentry, 39, was held on Nov. 24, 2012 at the Stonebridge Church in The Woodlands. Richard passed away on Nov. 20, 2012 at his home in The Woodlands under the care of Memorial Hermann Hospice and his family. Richard was born on Nov. 9, 1973 in Orange. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Roe and Louise Baldwin, his father Joed Richard Gentry and his brother Travis Gentry. Richard is survived by his wife of fourteen years, Elissa Gentry of The Woodlands; mother, Dee Baldwin of Bridge City; sister, Shannon Livingston of Orange; brothers, Jim Zeferjahn of Topeka, Kan. and Kyle Gentry of Spring. Richard attended school in Deweyville, Orangefield, and LCM.  He graduated in 1992 from Riverton High School, Riverton, Kan. and attended the University of Arkansas. Richard was a Design Engineer for Baker Hughes prior to his illness. Richard will be greatly missed by his wife, family, coworkers and his many friends. He never met a stranger and always greeted everyone with a smile and a hand shake. During his illness he would find a way to laugh and offer a little “Gentryism” as he called it. A special thank you to Pastor Keith Pennington of New Life Assembly of God for his beautiful heartfelt memorial and to the nurses of Memorial Hermann Hospital & Hospice Care. You are greatly appreciated and  will forever be in our hearts.

Herschel Ray Oliver

MEM Herschel Oliver

June 1950 – December 2011 One year ago this month, you made your last deployment out to sea. Ray, Dad, Paw Paw we love and miss you. You will always be in our hearts froever. God blessed us with your

Happy 80th Birthday!

ANN Bill Hinton 80th birthday web

Mr. Bill Hinton will celebrate his 80th birthday on Dec. 3, 2012. He will celebrate with family and friends this Saturday with a party hosted by his children. Mr. Bill and wife, Emalois came to Orange County in 1961 and

Darrick Allen Brantley

MEM Darrick Allen Brantley web

7/08/94 ~ 9/18/11 You’re still here in our heart and mind. Still making us laugh, because your stories live on. We hold you in thought and we can feel you. We can feel you and this gives us strength and

In Loving Memory

Clifford Wayne Seelye,Dec. 26, 1973- Feb. 6, 2005


The angels came so quietly to carry you away.
No time for goodbyes,no parting words to say.

The reason eludes us as to

Edward Cason Newton


Oct. 10, 1973-Sept. 26, 2008
Son of Linda “Granny” and Dale Newton
Happy Birthday, Edward! We miss you!
Rest in peace!

In Rememberance of Grey Smith

MEM Grey Smith, Collin Gros


Grey Smith
May 31, 1994-Sept. 18, 2011

In Loving Memory

MEM Walterine Bea Vercher


Walterine “Bea” Vercher
Nov. 20, 1931 - Sept. 16, 2008
Wife, Mother & Nanny

In Memory of Joe (Indian) Diabo


It has been 10 years and not one day goes by that you are not missed or loved.
Always and Forever in our Hearts
Love You!
Betty Sue, Lacy, Revel, and all your Friends and Family

Aaron Lesmeister

ANN Aaron Lesmeister

"Bird"

Feb. 24, 1987 to June 20, 2009

A Memorial to My Sister, Jimmie Huff

My sister Jimmie Mosier Huff was born on June 15, 1925 in Vinton, Louisiana. After our years in Vinton we moved to Orangefield. There we attended the old Winfree school. We transferred to Orangefield school when we reached the seventh grade. When Jimmie

Tommy Lee Nobles

ANN Tommy Nobles wART web

Tommy Lee Nobles
March 13, 1951-April 7, 2010

Aaron “Bird” Lesmeister

ANN Aaron Lesmeister


Aaron "Bird" Lesmeister
Feb. 24, 1987 - June 20, 2009