Laura Ann Chadwell, 73, of Orangefield, died Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at her home. Funeral services were Saturday at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange, with the Rev. Damon Bickham of First Baptist Church in Deweyville officiating. Burial was at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves.

Mrs. Chadwell was born on Feb. 27, 1936 in Fenton, La. She was the daughter of Clyde Cline and Ilamae (Linscomb) Dubose.  Mrs. Chadwell worked at Equitable Bag in Orange.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Lawrence Chadwell. Survivors include her longtime companion, Bob Prewitt; sons, William Clyde Chadwell, Gregory Kent Chadwell and his wife Sherry Ann; four grandchildren, Brandy Nicole Gill, Lisa Ann Chadwell, Kyle William Chadwell, Kenneth William Taylor; five great-grandchildren, Stephen Simonton, Cody Simonton, Elizabeth Gill, Anthony Gill, Reese William Chadwell; sisters and brother, Mary Evelyn Milsap, Dorothy Jane Dupre, Esther Mae Thien, T.J. Dubose, Fay Thielepape and Joyce Mangum.

Serving as Pallbearers were Kyle William Chadwell, Kenneth William Taylor, Dylan Chadwell, Russell Gray, Lee Allen Chadwell, and John Shiyou.