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    JOSEPH GIARRATANO

    Joseph Giarratano, 73, of Beaumont, died Saturday, September 14, 2019, at Christus Hospital-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. He was born on August 9, 1946, to Mary Blanda Giarratano and Anthony Giarratano, in Orange. Joe was an avid chess player in his spare time. He was also known for organizing the St. Mary Catholic School class reunions, where they embarked on cruises. Survivors include his wife, Martha Giarratano; daughter, Valera Giarratano of Austin; son, Anthony Giarratano and his wife, Bethany, of Huntsville; and grandson, Jovani Cioffi. He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Frank Giarratano and Bernard Giarratano. A graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 18, 2019,…

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    Mavis Williams, Jr.

    Mavis Williams, Jr., 63, of Orange, TX departed this life Wednesday, September 11, 2019. Funeral service will be held Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Mt Sinai Baptist Church in Orange, Texas at 11:00 A.M. with interment to follow at Magnolia Memorial Garden under the direction of Calvary Mortuary Staff. Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at the church. Mavis’ love and memories will remain in the hearts of his loving wife Nicolette Williams; daughters, Erica Arnold (Chris) and Jessica Williams; sons, Anthony Holman, Jr. and Keyshawn Holman; sisters, Angela Idlebird (Jonathan) and Toni Williams; brothers, Arthur Williams (Jennifer), Charles Williams, Joseph Williams (Susan), and Ronald Williams; three…

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    Tom Myers

    Malcolm Thomas “Tom” Myers, 78, passed away on Saturday evening, August 24, 2019, after a yearlong battle with metastatic lung cancer. Tom was born November 18, 1940, in Marco, Indiana, to Clifford and Alberta Lambright Myers and was the youngest of three siblings. He graduated from Linton-Stockton High School in Linton, Indiana, and then graduated from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. After working 37 years with DuPont in Kentucky, Delaware, Louisiana, Texas, and Iowa, Tom served as Interim President of Mount St. Clare College in Clinton, Iowa, before moving to Sugar Land, Texas. Tom was married for 56 years to the love of his life, Sue. He loved fishing,…

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    Barbara Ann Mallory McMullen

    Barbara Ann Mallory McMullenBarbara Ann Mallory McMullen, 75, of Pinehurst, passed away on Monday, September 9, 2019 at Pinehurst Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center. Born on December 22, 1943 in Gloversville, New York, Barbara was adopted by Buryl V and Velma Mallory, of West Orange, in 1946 when she was three years old. While her younger brother was adopted by another family out of state, the two reconnected and remained close until his passing. Barbara was a West Orange High School 1962 graduate and was very proud to be a Chief. She also attended business school prior to moving to the Dallas area. While she lived many years in the…

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    Barbara Sue Reinhardt

    Barbara Sue Reinhardt, 79, was called home by her Lord and Savior on September 7, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 12, 2019, at First Baptist Church in Mauriceville, Texas. Reverend Kevin Brown will be officiating. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, at Yellowpine Cemetery, south of Hemphill. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at First Baptist Church in Mauriceville. Born in Kingston, West Virginia, on January 2, 1940, she was the daughter of Robert and Elizabeth (Ingram) Ryan. Barbara was a member of First Baptist Church in Mauriceville,…

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    Henry Gayle Talbert, Sr.

    Henry Gayle Talbert, Sr., 79, of Hemphill, Texas, passed away on August 31, 2019, in Bridge City, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, Texas. Officiating will be Henry’s nephew, Brother David W. Smith, Sr. Burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery in Fairmount, Texas. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Orange, Texas, on September 15, 1939, he was the son of Charles F. Talbert, Sr. and Lois (Hodge) Talbert. Henry worked as a pipefitter and was a member of the Pipefitters Local Union…

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    Mr. Julian Kelly

      Mr. Julian Kelly, 63, passed away on August 22, 2019.  Homegoing Services for Mr. Kelly will be Saturday, September 7, 2019, 11:00am at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Orange, Texas. Services are entrusted to Geter Funeral Home. The post Mr. Julian Kelly appeared first on Orange Leader.

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    James Reginald “Jim” Colvin

    James Reginald “Jim” Colvin, 81, of Uvalde, Texas, passed away Friday, August 30, 2019 in Uvalde.  He was born in Monahans, Texas on November 30, 1937 to James Walton and Virginia Jones Colvin.  Jim attended Lutcher Stark High School in Orange, Texas where he was a football player and graduated in 1956. Jim attended The University of Houston on a football scholarship.  During his football career at the UH he was honored as an All-Missouri Valley Conference player for his junior and senior seasons and was an All-American Honorable Mention as a senior.  Jim was drafted by the Baltimore Colts in the 1959 draft.  He played defensive tackle for the…

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    Patricia “Pat” Mulhollan Payne

      Patricia “Pat” Mullhollan Payne born in Orange, Texas, was one of four children born to Stewart Warren Mulhollan and Essie (Duchamp) Mulhollan. Pat had a long and happy life. Pat met her husband, Richard Payne while in High School. They were married on September 12, 1959 and would be celebrating sixty years of marriage. The couple had two sons whom they raised in Bridge City. Pat and Richard moved to Horseshoe Bay, Texas in 2005, to be closer to their son, daughter in law and grandchildren. Mrs. Payne is survived by her husband, Richard Payne of Horseshoe Bay, son and daughter in law, Michael and Laura Payne of Austin,…

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    Eva Rose “Tip” Scarborough

    Eva Rose “Tip” Scarborough, 89, of Orange, died Thursday, August 29, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home, St. Francis Assisi Catholic Church, 10:00 a.m. on August 31, 2019. The post Eva Rose “Tip” Scarborough appeared first on Orange Leader.

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    Patricia Ann McClurg

    Patricia Ann McClurg March 14, 1939 – August 25, 2019 . Pat was a very down-to-earth Texas woman and she was, simultaneously, a trail-blazer. She broke ground in the Presbyterian church and elsewhere, without ever drawing attention to the magnitude of what she, herself, was doing. She lived her life exhibiting her amazing mind, her keen eyes and ears, her good sense of humor, significant humility, and her deeply felt faith, which drove her endlessly to seek fairness and justice for all. Pat was born in 1939 in Bay City, Texas to Herbert (‘Mac’) and Margaret McClurg.  Her sister, Susan, was born five years later.  During Pat’s early years, her family moved…

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    Marjorie Strawther

      Marjorie Strawther, age 93, died Saturday, August 24, 2019 at The Pines at Davidson, North Carolina. Born December 9, 1925 in Lubbock, Texas, she was the daughter of James Thornton and Ruth Ratliff Arledge.  She spent most of her childhood in Orange, Texas where she was a member of the 9th and Elm Church of Christ.  Marjorie graduated Valedictorian at Orange High School in 1942.  She was in the Bengal Guards, an All Girl Drum and Bugle Corp, and was thrilled to have marched at Soldier Field in Chicago.  She studied at Abilene Christian College, the University of Texas Austin, and the University of Texas Houston, earning a Masters…

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    Gary “Wayne” Currie

    Gary “Wayne” Currie, 75, of Orange, Texas, passed away on August 21, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home Orange. Little Cypress Baptist Church, 2:00 p.m The post Gary “Wayne” Currie appeared first on Orange Leader.

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    Death Notices August 21, 2019

    Frankie Lou Hankins, 74, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on August 19, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home Bridge City.   Bobby Joe Shugart, 81, of Orange, died Saturday, August 17, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home. The post Death Notices August 21, 2019 appeared first on Orange Leader.

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    Mr. Tony Foley

    Tony Foley, 70, died August 11, 2019, with his family by his side in Houston, Texas. At his request, no service will be held. Mr. Foley was born January 18, 1950, in Sanford, Florida to Woodrow and Dillie Foley. He served in the United State Air Force, during the Vietnam War as a radio operator and spent 14 months in the South Pacific.  Since returning from war he served 24 years in the USAF and retired in 1994.  Mr. Foley worked many years for Florida State as a Forest Ranger and loved the outdoors. He was an amazing and dedicated father and husband, always making sure his family came first.…

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    Mrs. Lucy Jones

    The Mass of Christian Burial for Mrs. Lucy Jones, 82, of Orange, will be Friday, August 16th, 2019 at 11 am at St. Therese Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at St. Mary’s Mausoleums under the direction of Sparrow Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 9 am with a Rosary prayed at 10 am. Offer sympathy expressions and Life Reflections at sparrowfuneralhome.com The post Mrs. Lucy Jones appeared first on Orange Leader.

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    Death Notices for August 14, 2019

    Ronnie Glen Burton, age 56, passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home Orange.   Shirley Louise Cloud, 73, died on August 9, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home, Orange The post Death Notices for August 14, 2019 appeared first on Orange Leader.

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    Death Notices August 10, 2019

    Congetta Barbara Osborne, 94, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on August 7, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home Bridge City. Henry Lee Mitchell, died on August 6, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home, Orange. Rita K. James, died on August 2, 2019, Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home, Beaumont The post Death Notices August 10, 2019 appeared first on Orange Leader.

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    Death Notices for July 31, 2019

    Jan William Bromley, 76, of Orange, Texas, passed away on July 27, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home Orange., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 10:30 am on August 2, 2019. Luther Vivian Bennett, 58, of Orange, Texas, died July 28, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home The post Death Notices for July 31, 2019 appeared first on Orange Leader.

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    Luther Vivian Bennett

    Luther Vivian Bennett, 58, of Orange, Texas, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on July 28, 2019. He was surrounded by his family after a long and brave battle with Lewy Body Dementia. Services will be at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, Texas, on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. Pastor David Turner of Little Cypress Baptist Church in Orange will be officiating. Burial will follow at Wilkinson Cemetery in Little Cypress. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at Claybar Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Born in Orange, Texas on November 11, 1960, Luther was the son of Luther Jr.…

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    Stanley Ray Vincent Sr

    Stanley Ray Vincent Sr. left his earthly home to enter his Heavenly home on July 21,2019. He resided with his daughter Vista Pittman and her husband Jay Pittman since Oct.2018 in Salter Path North Carolina. There will be a graveside service at Autumn Oaks Cemetery in Orange Tx. On August 11,2019 at 1pm. Please come celebrate his life. He was a proud Korean War Veteran. All around huge hearted man who will never be forgotten and greatly missed.   The post Stanley Ray Vincent Sr appeared first on Orange Leader.

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    Frances Evelyn Harris Nobles

    Frances Evelyn Harris Nobles, age 89, of Pflugerville, Texas, formerly of Orange, passed away on Wednesday, July 17th, 2019. Frances was born on November 19th, 1929 in Marshall, Texas to the late Roy Harris and Lois Ethel Pool Harris. Frances received her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from McNeese State University. She taught 4th Grade at the Little Cypress Mauriceville School District for 30 years. Frances married James Edward “Jimmy” Nobles on June 6th, 1953 in Lindale, Texas. After almost 51 years of marriage, he preceded her in death on January 23rd, 2004. Frances is survived by her only child, Nancy Nobles Braquet and husband Gerald Braquet Jr. of Hutto,…

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    Death Notices for July 24, 2019

    JoAnn Godkin, 83, of Beaumont, Texas, died July 20, 2019, Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home, Beaumont Vivian Wolfford, 72, of Orange, Texas, died July 21, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home, Orange Don Berard, 66, of Bridge City, Texas, died July 17, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home, Bridge City Belle Thibodeaux Mouton, 96, of Huntington, Texas, died July 21, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home. Linda Beatrice James, 53, of Orange, died July 21, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home. The post Death Notices for July 24, 2019 appeared first on Orange Leader.

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    Death Notices for July 17, 2019

    Helen Joyce Denmon, 88, of Pinehurst, died Friday July 12, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home. Doris Ratcliff, 62, of Vidor, Texas, died Thursday, July 11, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home. Levie Vernell English, 81, of Orange, Texas, died July 14, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home, Orange, July 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Daphine Crawford, 90, of Vidor, Texas, passed away on July 15, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home Orange. July 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. The post Death Notices for July 17, 2019 appeared first on Orange Leader.

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    Death Notices for July 13, 2019

    Mary Ann McKay Girlinghouse, 89, of Orange, Texas, passed away on July 11, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home Orange. First Baptist Church Mauriceville, 10:00 a.m. Olivet “Becky” Stockton, 91, of Bridge City, died July 10, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Nita Johnnie Breaux, 77, of Vidor, died July 9, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. The Celebration of Life for Ms. Carolyn A. Weathers, 63 of Orange will be Saturday, July 13, 2019, 11am , Mount Calvary Baptist Church. Visitation 9 until 11am. Burial Magnolia Cemetery under the direction of Sparrow Funeral Home. The post Death Notices for July 13, 2019 appeared first on Orange Leader.

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    Randy Lee Kolar

    Randy Lee Kolar, 58, of Orange, died July 8, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, Friday, July 12, 2019 at 1:00 p.m The post Randy Lee Kolar appeared first on Orange Leader.

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    Paul Daniel Moberg, Sr.

      Paul Daniel Moberg, Sr. passed away peacefully on July 6, 2019, at his home in Baytown surrounded by his family. He was born on November 29, 1951, in Minneapolis, Minnesota to parents David Ferdnand Moberg, Sr. and Mary Louise Strub Moberg. A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m., Friday, July 12, 2019, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 4:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, David Ferdnand Moberg, Sr. and Mary Louise Moberg; sister, Margaret Louise (Peggy) Leslie; and his brothers, Ralph Moberg and David Moberg. He proudly served his country in the United…

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    Mildred Joyce Flowers

    Mildred Joyce Flowers, 88, of Port Neches passed away Sunday, June 30, 2019 at her home. She was born November 14, 1930 in Orangefield, Texas to Wilke Wiltshire and Beulah LeBlanc Wiltshire. Mildred was raised in Beaumont, was a graduate of South Park High School, and was a long time resident of Orange, Texas. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Orange. Mildred enjoyed cooking, traveling, fishing at the lake house, playing bridge and spending time with family. She was also a great piano player. A visitation for family and friends will be Saturday, July 6, 2019 beginning at 12:00 noon with funeral services to follow at 1:00…

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    Death Notices for July 3, 2019

    Billy Hutson, 84, of Orange, died Sunday, June 30, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home Orange Clydee Burch, 79, of Orange, died June 29, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home Orange. Betty McLin, 89, of Port Neches, died Saturday, June 29, 2019, Claybar Kelly Watkins Funeral Home, Beaumont. Johnnie Murphy, 89, of Waco, died Thursday, June 27, 2019, Claybar Kelly Watkins Funeral Home. Linda Carroll Brown Kurtz, 71, of Mauriceville, formerly of Nederland, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2019 at Medical Center of Southeast Texas, Clayton Thompson Funeral Home. Mary Smith, 85, of Orange, died June 6, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home Orange. Friday, July 5, 2019 at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery at 10:30…

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    Death Notices for June 26, 2019

    Lastie Duhon, 60, of Orange, died June 21, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home Orange. Jewel Faye Steele, 88, of Orangefield, died June 23, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home Bridge City. Nicolas “Nick” Keith Lockwood, 19, of Mauriceville, Texas, died June 19, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home Orange. Kenneth Lee Tarver, Sr., 70, of Lake Charles, LA, died June 22, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home Orange, Thursday June 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Claud A Taylor, 76, of Orange, Texas, passed away on June25, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home Orange. Friday, June 28, 2019, Orangefield United Pentecostal Church, 10:00 a.m. John Robert Everett, 89, of Orange, died June 23, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home Orange. Friday, June…

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    Mrs. Jean L. Cotton

    The Celebration of Life for Mrs. Jean Loretta Cotton, 86, of Orange, will be Saturday, June 29th at 11 am at the Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Hardy R. O’Neal, pastor of the St. James Missionary Baptist Church will officiate. Visitation will be from 10 until 11am. Rites of Christian Burial will follow in Hollywood Community Cemetery under the direction of Sparrow Funeral Home. She passed Sunday, June 23rd at Jones Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Orange. A native of Center, TX she resided in Orange 74 years and was the Mother of the St. James Missionary Baptist Church. During working years, she was employed by Jones Nursing Home…

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    Mildred Falls Keller

    Mildred Falls Keller, 92, returned to her heavenly home on June 24, 2019. Her faith in God and devotion to her family provided the strength she needed to face multiple battles with cancer throughout her life and ultimately gave her peace when facing death. Millie was blessed with a loving family. She was born to the late Marie and William Falls in Fresno, California on August 24, 1926. After graduating from nursing school, she became a First Lieutenant in the Air Force, serving as a nurse during the Korean War. She met Floyd H. Keller while they were serving in the Air Force, and they married on July 27, 1951…

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    Jerry Glenn Hughes, Sr.

    Jerry Glenn Hughes, Sr., 80, of Orange, Texas, passed away on June 21, 2019, at his home, surrounded by his loved ones. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Ryan Chandler of Trinity Baptist Church and Reverend Bob Webb. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in Orange. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, June 24, 2019, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Jacksonville, Texas, on October 11, 1938, he was the son of Rubin S. Hughes and Ovella (Simpson) Hughes. Jerry and his wife, Loretta, started their real…

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    Death Notices for June 19, 2019

    Richard Donald Waddell Jr., 77, of Orange, died Sunday, June 16, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home Orange. Dorothy Fox Breaux, 93, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on June 16, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home Bridge City, Wednesday June 19, 2019 in Bridge City at 10:30 a.m. Donna Gayle Franklin, 69, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on June 15, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home Bridge City, Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Claybar Funeral Home Bridge City, at 10:00 a.m. The post Death Notices for June 19, 2019 appeared first on Orange Leader.

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    Dorothy Fox Breaux,

      Dorothy Fox Breaux, 93, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on June 16, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home Bridge City, Wednesday June 19, 2019 in Bridge City at 10:30 a.m. The post Dorothy Fox Breaux, appeared first on Orange Leader.

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    Helen Marie Doucet

      Helen Marie Doucet, 90, of Orange, Texas, passed away on June 12, 2019, at her home in Orange. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 21, 2019, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City, Texas. Officiating will be Father Steve Leger. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 20, 2019, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Born in Welsh, Louisiana, on March 30, 1929, she was the daughter of Homer Joseph Lopez and Irma Marie (Fontenot) Lopez. Helen was…