Sylvia Marie Sonnier, 80, of Orange, passed away Thursday, Feb. 12, at her residence.

Born on Sep. 11, 1934 in Orange, to Arthur Weldon Plant and Lillian Elizabeth (Wallett) Plant, she was a lifelong resident of Orange and she worked as a sales clerk for Builders Mart in Orange. Sylvia was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and she enjoyed ceramics, going dancing and going fishing.

Sylvia is preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Mike McFetridge and her second husband, Jon C. Bunn; brothers, Larry J. Plant, Bobby Plant and Beryl Plant; and her stepsons, Keith Sonnier and Raymond Sonnier.

Those who will most cherish her memory are her husband of 14 years, Ralph Sonnier of Orange; son, Michael J. McFetridge and wife, Lynn of Anderson, SC; daughter, Deborah Rankin and husband, David of Orange; stepsons, Jim Staples of Weimar, Michael Ray Sonnier of Denver, Co, Curtis W. Sonnier and wife, Donna of Mauriceville, David Sonnier and wife, Teri of Orangefield, Clint E. Sonnier of Orange and Richard D. Sonnier of Corpus Christi; brother in law, Leroy Sonnier of Johnson City, Tn; grandchildren, April Butler, Antel Pope, Michael McFetridge and companion, Talicia, Shannon Savee and husband, Anthony, Robert Revis and wife, Alice, Jennifer Ferrell, Courtney, Stephanie, Helena and husband, Nathan, Elizabeth and Richard Aaron and numerous great grandchildren and extended family.

Services to honor Sylvia’s life will be at 11:00 A.M. Monday, Feb. 16, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange, with Father Joseph P. Daleo, officiating. Rites of Christian burial and interment will follow services at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange.

A gathering of Sylvia’s family and friends will be from 9:00 AM until 11:00 A.M. Monday at the funeral home.

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