Frances Beatrice Bower, 84, of Orange, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008 in Fort Worth. A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25, at Deweyville Pentecostal Church in Deweyville. Officiating will be the Rev. Derrell Orange.

Frances was born Feb. 16, 1924 in Starks, La. to James Raymer and Elnora Levine. When Frances was young she worked with the Red Cross, was a waitress for many years, worked at Roland Day Care Center and retired from Equitable Bag.

Frances was preceded in death by her parents, James Raymer and Elnora Raymer Bilbo; husband, Thomas J. Massa Sr.; daughter, Delores Varnado; and brothers, Wesley and Billy Earl Raymer.
She is survived by daughters, Mary E. Woodall of Indian Lake, Gerrie LeDoux of Orange; son, Thomas Massa Jr. and wife Jamie of Orange, numerous nieces, nephews, 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving Frances are brothers, James “Buddy” Raymer of West Orange, Vertis Raymer of Deweyville; and sisters, Velma Lee Morvant of Vidor and Vernona Honeycutt of Florida.