Lenora M. George, 81, of Orange, passed away on April 20, in Beaumont.

Funeral services will be at 2:00pm, Thursday, April 24, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Barry Bradley of First Baptist Church in Orange. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5:00 – 8:00 pm, Wednesday, April 23, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Monroe, La., July 10, 1933, she was the daughter of Phillip Jack McClendon and Eleanor Butler McClendon. Lenora started out her career of  loving and helping children as a teacher at Salk Elementary School. She then went on to spend time as a principal at Curtis Elementary School, West Orange Elementary School, and West Orange Alternative School. She loved playing bridge, taking care of her plants and throwing her yearly Christmas party at her home.

Lenora was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Paul George; son Keith George and siblings George McClendon, Phillip McClendon and Margaret Fults.

She is survived by her two sons, Richard P. George, Jr. and his wife, Margaret and Craig R. George and his wife, Christy; grandchildren, Richard P. George III, Christopher A. George, Josh Ridgaway, Lindsey George, and Rylie George and her great-grandchildren, Brooklyn George, Camiron George, Kyle Ridgaway and Karson Ridgaway.

Serving as pallbearers will be Chris George, Ricky Paul George, Johnny Fults, David Fults, Jeff Fults, Dean McClendon, and Joshua Ridgaway.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association at P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.