• Beaumont,  Bridge City

    Lallace Richard (Rick) Menard

    Rick Menard, 62, of Silsbee, formerly of Vidor, passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. He was born on March 7, 1956 in Beaumont, to the late Ruby (Berwick) Zeek and James Joseph Menard. He was a heavy equipment operator for T. Johnson Industries, Inc. for 20 plus years and a prior owner of Bad Boyz Construction and Rick’s Roofing & Remodeling. He was an avid outdoorsman; loved fishing, hunting and motorcycles. He is survived by his grandchildren: Seth Ardis of Vidor, Darian and Bladen Keaton of Bridge City; sisters: Patricia Menard Callier (Norris) of Hamshire, Cheryl Menard Haney (Ron) of Beaumont, Belinda Menard…

  • Beaumont,  Bridge City

    Etta Aselyn Culver

    Etta Aselyn Culver Etta Aselyn Culver, 75, of Orange, Texas, passed away on September 17, 2018, in Orange. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 21, 2018, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Chaplain Dave lee Darbyshire. Burial will take place at Union Baptist Cemetery in Quitman, Louisiana, following the service at 4:00 p.m. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Thursday, September 20, 2018, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Eagan, Tennessee, on June 17, 1943, she was the daughter of Titus E. St. Andre and Jocelyn (Adkins) St. Andre. Etta loved to spend her time crocheting everything, specifically baby blankets,…

  • Beaumont,  Bridge City

    Christopher "Pop Chris" Evan Goodwin

    Christopher “Pop Chris” Evan Goodwin Christopher Evan Goodwin, 56, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on September 17, 2018, in Bridge City. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 22, 2018, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City, Texas. Officiating will be Father Steve Leger, of St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City. Cremation is under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home. Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 1:00 p.m. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on July 19, 1962, he was the son of Jerry Bonvillian and Frances Mae Ahysen Bonvillian. Christopher worked as the General Maintenance Technician for Walmart. He was an accomplished…

  • Beaumont,  Bridge City

    Linda Kay Griffin Windham

    Linda Kay Griffin Windham Linda Kay Griffin Windham, 71, of Orange, Texas, passed away on September 19, 2018, in Beaumont, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 22, 2018, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Pastor Timothy Linscomb, of Calvary’s Purchase Church in Orange. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange, Texas. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Orange, Texas, on October 22, 1946, she was the daughter of Cecil Griffin and Belle (McClure) Griffin. Linda loved to spend time with her graduating class coordinating luncheons and…

  • Beaumont,  Bridge City

    David Allen Cagle

    David Allen Cagle David Allen Cagle, 57, of Mauriceville, Texas, passed away on September 16, 2018, in Beaumont, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 20, 2018, at North Orange Baptist Church in Orange, Texas with Reverend Kevin Brown officiating. Burial will follow the service at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at First Baptist Church in Mauriceville, Texas. Born in Orange, Texas, on January 17, 1961, he was the son of Billy Cagle and Betty Newsom Cagle. David had a passion for serving his community and did so for many years including 3…

  • Beaumont,  Bridge City

    Martha Jackson Lester

    Martha Lester, 86, of Beaumont was born June 8, 1932 in Beaumont and passed away Sept.16, 2018 at Oakwood Manor in Vidor. Martha lived most of her life in Beaumont and was a proud graduate of French High School class of 1950. In her earlier life, Martha worked as an X-Ray Technician at Baptist Hospital and as a draftswoman with Dollinger Steel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas M. Lester, Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Debbie Andrus and husband, Tommy; step-daughters, Annette Hodges and husband, Rusty, Michelle Henry and husband, Mark; 9 grandchildren, Angela, Mark T, Milissa, Matt, Mike, Jason, Jeremy, Angela, TJ, ; and…

  • Beaumont,  Bridge City

    Michael Raymond Hagan, Sr.

    Michael Raymond Hagan, Sr. Michael Raymond Hagan, Sr., 70, of Orange, Texas, passed away on September 15, 2018, in Houston, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 22, 2018, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Jeff Bell and Reverend Daniel Hagan. Burial will follow the service at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Friday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Orange, Texas, on September 30, 1947, he was the son of Wilbert Otis Hagan and Dorothy Julia (Taylor) Hagan. Michael worked as a Diesel Mechanic, proudly served his country in…

  • Beaumont,  Bridge City

    W. H. "Mully" Mulhollan, Jr.

    W. H. “Mully” Mulhollan, Jr., 91, of Orange, Texas, passed away on September 14, 2018, in Port Arthur, Texas. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Officiating will be Jerell Mulhollan. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, September 17, 2018, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Orange, Texas, on August 27, 1927, he was the son of Wilfred H. Mulhollan, Sr. and Mary Armstrong. He proudly served our country as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force as a Control Tower Operator and was a recipient of the World…

  • Beaumont,  Bridge City

    Jonathan Moss Powell

    Jonathan Moss Powell Jonathan Moss Powell, 90, beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully in Phoenix, Arizona on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018. Graveside services will commence at 11:00 am, Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Orange, Texas with Reverend Barry Bradley officiating. Arrangements are with Claybar Funeral Home. Jonathan was born in Gadsden, Alabama on July 17th, 1928 to Eloise Moss Powell and William L. Powell. Jonathan married Rosemary Lackey in Birmingham, Alabama in 1952. In 1971, they moved to Orange, where Jonathan worked for US Steel until his retirement. He formed valuable lifelong friendships during his employment with US Steel. Jonathan was active at First Baptist…

  • Beaumont,  Bridge City

    Louisa "Lou" Sterling Parker

    Louisa “Lou” Sterling Parker Louisa “Lou” Sterling Parker, 96, of Ormond Beach, Florida, former longtime resident of Orange, Texas, passed away on September 10, 2018, in Ormond Beach, FL. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, Texas. Officiating will be Pastor Gary McCormick, of First Christian Church in Orange. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Orange. Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 1:00 p.m. Born in Orange, Texas, on November 2, 1921, she was the daughter of Daniel Sterling and Edna Honeycutt Sterling. She and her husband Bobby Parker enjoyed traveling and she especially enjoyed…

  • Beaumont,  Bridge City

    David Zoch

    David Zoch, 49, of Beaumont was born December 22, 1968 in Beaumont, Texas and passed away September 7, 2018 in Beaumont. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 3175 S Major Dr, Beaumont, Texas. Elder Marcus Roland will officiate. David lived most of his life in the Beaumont area. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and began a career as a Registered Nurse. During his years as a personal and taveling nurse, David was able to travel the world. His love of nursing provided a lifetime of adventure. David also was a talented…

  • Beaumont,  Bridge City

    Brenda Sue Vogel

    Brenda Sue Vogel, 66, of Beaumont, passed away on September 6, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral services will be 1:00pm, Sunday, September 9, 2018, at Friendship Baptist Church in Beaumont. Officiating will be Pastor Art Graham of Friendship Baptist Church in Beaumont. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont. Visitation will be from 6:00pm-8:00pm, Saturday at Claybar Kelley-Watkins in Beaumont. Born in Ranger, Texas, on March 4, 1952, she was the daughter of Gene and June (Burnett) Cox. She worked as a Teacher’s Aide at East Texas Christian School. She was very passionate about working with children and babies and helping them learn and…

  • Beaumont,  Bridge City

    Barbara A. "Bobbye" Schmitt

    Barbara A. “Bobbye” Schmitt, 90, of Lumberton was born October 20, 1927 in Denver, Colorado to the late Elmer John and Florence W. Muehlig and passed away September 5, 2018 in Lumberton, Texas. A former longtime resident of Beaumont, Bobbye was a homemaker and member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. A memorial service honoring her life will be held on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Claybar Kelley-Watkins Chapel in Beaumont with Reverend Jason Richards, pastor of Lifepoint Church officiating. A private entombment will be held on Monday in the columbarium of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Quentin Robert Schmitt;…

  • Beaumont,  Bridge City

    Reginald "Reggie" Allen Osborne

    Reginald “Reggie” Allen Osborne, 46, of Orange, passed away on September 2, 2018, in Beaumont. Born in Beaumont, Texas, on November 21, 1971, he was the son of Edward Kent Osborne. Reggie was a very talented musician, who could play all kinds of instruments, including the piano, guitar, bass, and fiddle. He was a great father who had an immense love for his children. Reggie was a good man, who would take the shirt off his back for anyone, and was greatly loved by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents; and Uncle Ernie Osborne. He is survived by his children, Joshua and Jada Osborne…

  • Beaumont,  Bridge City

    Annie Marie Boyd Johnson

    Marie Mitchell Boyd Johnson, 101, of Orange, Texas, died on September 4, 2018, in Galveston, Texas. She was born on October 28, 1916, on a farm in Upshur County, Texas, to parents Minnie Newsom Mitchell and Luther Smith Mitchell. She grew up on that farm and attended a one room school to begin her education. She attended College of Industrial Arts (now known as Texas Woman’s University), and later received her undergraduate degree from Lamar University. She and her husband and two children moved to Orange during WWII. After her first husband died she returned to school and received a Master’s degree from Sam Houston State University. She taught in…

  • Beaumont,  Bridge City

    Christopher "Chris" Benton Culpepper

    Christopher “Chris” Benton Culpepper, 45, of Orange, Texas, passed away on September 1, 2018, in Orange. Chris was born in Fort Worth, Texas, to Ben and Gloria Culpepper on June 24, 1973. A 1991 graduate of West Orange-Stark High School in Orange, Texas, he attended Lamar University and Midland College, where he graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice. Chris is preceded in death by his father, Ben Culpepper. Chris is survived by his mother, Gloria Culpepper, of Georgetown. He is also survived by his three siblings: Beth Turley and her husband, Lee Turley, of Beaumont; Susan Arnold and her husband Chris Arnold, of Georgetown; and Andrew Culpepper, of Georgetown.…

  • Beaumont,  Bridge City

    Carl Salsbury

    Carl Salsbury Carl Salsbury, 90, of Carthage, Texas, former resident of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on September 3, 2018 in Carthage. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 8, 2018, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City, Texas. Officiating will be Mr. Butch Shipp. Burial will follow the service at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange Texas. Military honors will be provided by Fort Polk Honors Team and Southeast Texas Veterans Service Group. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Born in Hog Hair, Louisiana, on October 3, 1927, he was the son of Claude Salsbury and…

  • Beaumont,  Bridge City

    Margie Ringer Coleman

    Margie Ringer Coleman went to be with the Lord on September 2, 2018 surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with Brother Jay Thomas of MacArthur Heights Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Margie was born in Lindale, Texas on July 1, 1936 to Oleta Tucker Ringer and Elmer Ringer. She moved to Orange in 1940. She attended school in West Orange and graduated from Lutcher Stark High School in…

  • Beaumont,  Bridge City

    Lovera "Sunny" Mae Chesson

    Lovera “Sunny” Mae Chesson, 79, of Orange, passed away on August 31, 2018, in Houston. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating will be Reverend Bob Boone. Burial will follow at Walles Cemetery in Orangefield. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 p.m., at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Born in Lubbock, Texas, on March 5, 1939, she was the daughter of Frank Foster and Edga (Green) Foster. Sunny was a Registered Nurse and retired from Owens-Illinois. She was also the former owner of Sunny’s Tours, where she traveled across the country.…

  • Beaumont,  Bridge City

    Thurston George "T. G." Baber

    Thurston George “T. G.” Baber, Jr., 76, of Orange, Texas, passed away on August 31, 2018, at his home in Orange. Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on October 17, 1941, he was the son of Thurston George Baber, Sr. and Dorothy Ann Baber. T. G. retired from the United States Air Force after serving his country proudly for many years. He graduated from Stark High School in 1959. T. G. worked as a craftsman for many years, and also worked for DuPont, Levingston, the government, and B.F. Shaw Inc. He was a simple man who enjoyed fishing. T. G. loved to go eat at Fisherman’s Wharf with his son, and…

  • Beaumont,  Bridge City

    Robert "Bob" William Greenfield, Sr.

    Robert “Bob” William Greenfield, Sr., 55, of Orange, Texas, passed away on August 29, 2018, in Orange. Born in Wilmington, Delaware, on July 4, 1963, he was the son of James Greenfield, Sr. and Louise Pearson. Bob honorably served his country in the United States Army. He later worked as a truck driver for Teamsters Union. Bob was also a member of the Mavericks MC, Orange County, where he was affectionately known as “Hobo.” He loved to travel with his family and ride motorcycles. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Louise Greenfield; and his daughter,…

  • Beaumont,  Bridge City

    Samantha "Sam" Swanson

    Samantha “Sam” Swanson, 44, of Orange, Texas, passed away on August 27, 2018. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 1, 2018, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with Pastor Steve Neil officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 1:00 p.m. Born in Karlstad, Minnesota, on October 21, 1973, she was the daughter of James Thomas Olson and SuzAnne Gudmundson. Sam worked as a Pro Desk Representative for Home Depot. She enjoyed doing crafts and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Sam loved her family dearly and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in…

  • Beaumont,  Bridge City

    Carolyn Marie Carter

    Carolyn Marie Carter, 49, of Vidor was born November 11, 1968 in Fort Polk, Louisiana to Eugene and Mary Ellen Louviere and passed away August 14, 2018 in Beaumont. She was a homemaker, wife and mother. Carolyn loved helping people. She always put everyone else first and always saw the good in people. She enjoyed fishing and boat riding. She loved her dog Chloe and taking care of any stray animal. She is survived by her husband, Larry Carter of Vidor; son, Corey Carter of Vidor; daughter, Courtney Carter of Vidor; brother, Stephen Louviere of Vidor and sister, Diana Bise of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by…

  • Beaumont,  Bridge City

    Billy Van Pelt

    Billy Ray Van Pelt, 89, of Orange, Texas, passed away on August 27, 2018, at his home in Orange. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Dr. Gary McCormick of First Christian Church in Orange. Burial will follow at Magnolia Springs Cemetery in Kirbyville at 1:00 p.m. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Orange, Texas, on February 11, 1929, he was the son of Eugene Van Pelt and Grace Ingram. Billy worked as an operator and instrument mechanic at DuPont for over 30 years.…

  • Beaumont,  Bridge City

    Ray Paul Jungen

    Raymond Paul Jungen Ray Paul Jungen, 78, of Orange, TX passed away on August 25, 2018 at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston. The funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 31, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Orange with Father Joseph Daleo as celebrant. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 30, with the recitation of the Rosary at 6:30 p.m., at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Ray was born in Tyler, TX on October 7, 1939 and spent most of his childhood in Port Arthur, TX. He was a 1958 graduate…

  • Beaumont,  Bridge City

    Donald Wayne Jacobs

    Donald Wayne Jacobs, writer, musician, folk historian and friends with uncountable people from the woods of Deep East Texas to the spires of refineries in Southeast Texas, died Aug. 24, 2018. He passed peacefully just 12 hours after enjoying breakfast, conversation and making plans to return to his Beaumont home after some medical treatment at Harbor Hospice.He was 80. He lived in Southeast Texas for 65 years, graduating from Nederland High School where he played football for Coach O.A. "Bum" Phillips. Don later served his country proudly in the National Guard and worked many years at Neches Butane while attending Lamar University. Don was a natural writer and a prolific…

  • Beaumont,  Bridge City

    Geneva Hamshire Cline

    Geneva Hamshire Cline, 75, of Vidor was born July 16, 1943 in Beaumont, Texas and passed away August 25, 2018 in Vidor. She was a retired restaurant manager, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Geneva was preceded in death by her parents, Frank David Hamshire and Katherine Revia Hamshire; and son, Darrell Lee Cline. She is survived by four sons, David Allen Cox of Vancouver, Washington, William James Bickerton of Vidor, Texas, Michael Ray Bickerton and wife, Julie, of Bluffton, South Carolina and Dean Wayne Cline and wife, Angelia, of Vidor, Texas. She is also survived by ten grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

  • Beaumont,  Bridge City

    Brenda Louise (Hebert) Ellison

    Brenda Louise (Hebert) Ellison, 60, of Mauriceville, Texas passed away Thursday, August 23, 2018, in Beaumont, Texas after a brief illness. She was born in Heidelberg, Germany on October 30, 1957. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, August 27, 2018, at Old First Orange Baptist Church in Orange. Officiating will be Bro. Keith Meyer. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 1 p.m. Brenda is preceded in death by her sister Pamela Hebert, grandparents Wilfred and Lucy Hebert, Freida Choate, and Elby Graves. Brenda worked many years as a nurse’s aide then went back to…

  • Beaumont,  Bridge City

    Tyler Joseph Hryhorchuk

    Tyler Joseph Hryhorchuk, 20, of Orange, Texas, passed away on August 21, 2018. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Community Church in Orange. Officiating will be Pastor Dan Brack and Brother Jacob Hryhorchuk. Burial will follow at Deweyville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 24, 2018, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Port Arthur, Texas, on October 22, 1997, he was the son of Ken and Karen Hryhorchuk. Tyler was an incredibly smart young man, often immersed in video games, building his own computer, or making beats on SoundCloud. He attended high school at West Orange-Stark and…