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    Oma Jean Jowell Watson

    A celebration of life with a private graveside service will be held at Cook Walden Memorial Hill in Austin for Oma Jean Jowell Watson who passed away October 6, 2019 in Caldwell, Texas. Oma Jean was born in Greenville, Texas on June 23, 1927 to Edgebert and Ottis Jowell. After graduating in 1946 from Lutcher Stark High School, Oma Jean attended Gulf Coast Business School. She soon met James William Watson from Miami, Florida, a sailor in the US Navy serving in the Pacific and then stationed in Orange. They were married January 21, 1947. A working mother all of her married life, Oma Jean still found time to garden,…

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    Mary Evelyn Gooch

    Mary Evelyn Gooch, 81, of Bridge City, Texas passed away December 3, 2019. She was born in Center, Texas on November 27, 1938 to the late Bergy Blackmon and Grace Martin Blackmon. Mary greatly enjoyed her career serving as an administrative assistant and office manager for the Rogers Bros. and Milton Bell & Associates, where she met many friends. Mary’s greatest passions were taking care of her sons and spending time with her family, including her grandchildren and her many siblings and their families. She loved cooking, cheering for the Texas Longhorn football team, singing and telling stories to her grandchildren, who cherished their time with her. She was fiercely…

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    E’Retrious “Pop” Gus

    E’Retrious “Pop” Gus, 42 of Orange passed away November 26, 2019 at HCA Medical Center in Clear Lake, Teas. The Funeral Services will be held on December 7, 2019 at St. Therese Catholic Church, Orange, Texas. Service will begin with viewing at 9:00 AM followed by Funeral at 10:00 AM. E’Retrious is the son of Marvin & Cindy Gus Hampton was born on July 13, 1977 in Orange, Texas. He was a graduate of West Orange Stark High School “Class of 1996”. He worked as Assistant Manager of Taco Bell from 10 years. His passion was music along with his brothers was one of the founders of the Rap Group…

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    Death Notices November 29, 2019

    Edward Michael “Mike” Green, 71, of Orange, Texas, passed away on November 27, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home, Ninth and Elm Church of Christ, 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Robby Paul Brevell, Sr., 61, of Orange, Texas, passed away on November 25, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home, Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery, 2:00 p.m. for Saturday, November 30, 2019. Charles Joyner, 84, of Mauriceville, Texas, passed away on November 27, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home, 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 30, 2019.     The post Death Notices November 29, 2019 appeared first on Orange Leader.

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    Sally Jones Hudson

    Sally Jones Hudson was 100 years old at the time of her death on November 8th, 2019.  She was born on October 7th, 1919 in Bessmay, Texas and was the oldest of five children born to Bill and Auzela Jones. Sally graduated from Stephen F. Austin college in Nacogdoches, Texas, married Otis L. Hudson and they lived and raised three children in Orange, Texas.  Sally later moved to Lake Charles, LA. where she lived for many happy years. Sally’s church, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal, was very important to her and she was a member of Daughters of the King.  She wore the cross of that group until she…

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    Bessie Herrin-Linscomb

    Bessie Herrin-Linscomb, 94, another one from the greatest generation passed away on Friday, November 22, 2019 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. A native of Wolf Den, TX she was a longtime resident of Vidor who enjoyed reading, gardening, working crossword puzzles, cooking and going to garage sales but she especially loved keeping her grandchildren. Visitation will be Monday, November 25, 2019 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home with interment to follow at King Cemetery in Hartburg, TX. Bessie is survived by 1 daughter; Ann Linscomb-Morrell and her husband Frank…

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    Beatrice Orta Chesson

    Beatrice Orta Chesson, 72, of Orange, Texas, passed away on November 23, 2019, in Beaumont, Texas. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 29, 2019, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Deacon Melvin Payne of St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial will follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Orange. Visitation will be held prior to the service, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 1:30 p.m., at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Orange, Texas, on September 18, 1947, she was the daughter of Martin Maldonado Orta and Carmen (Fernandez) Orta. Beatrice graduated from Lutcher-Stark High School in 1967. She was…

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    Joe Parkhurst

    Joe Parkhurst, 77, of Orange, Texas, passed away on November 22, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home Orange. North Orange Baptist Church, 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. The post Joe Parkhurst appeared first on Orange Leader.

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    Ronald James Swiere, Sr.

    Ronald James Swiere, Sr., 60, was born September 15th, 1959 and passed away November 18th, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Nelda Swiere; children, Ronald James “Ron” Swiere, II, Cecilia Stanford and husband, John, Katy Swiere and Jeanna Swiere; sisters, Debbie Granger and husband, Raymond and Tawana Taylor; brother, Kenneth Swiere and wife, Kobie; numerous other relatives and many friends. He is preceded in death by his parents Eugene and Jean Swiere; brother, Robert Swiere and sister, Charlene Johnson. Family will receive friends 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Saturday, November 23rd at West Orange Christian Church, 900 Lansing Street, West Orange, Texas with a funeral service to begin at…

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    Joseph Pitre, Jr.

    Joseph Pitre, Jr., 87, of Orange, Texas, passed away on November 20, 2019, at his home in Orange. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 25, 2019, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange. Officiating will be Father Joseph P. Daleo. Burial will follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Orange. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, November 24, 2019, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. A Christian Vigil will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and a recitation of the Rosary will begin at 7:00 p.m. Born in Franklin, Louisiana, on June 18, 1932, he was the…

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    Death Notices for November 22, 2019

    Joyce Wagner, age 77, passed away Friday, November 22, 2019 in Vidor Texas.  Arrangements, under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home, are currently pending. Mrs. Jerry A. Sonnier, age 85, of Orange, Texas; passed away at her home Friday November 22, 2019. Arrangements, under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home, are currently pending. John Fredrick, 76, passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home. Mildred Pfluger, 96, of Orange, Texas, passed away on November 19, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home Orange.Orange, 2:30 p.m., Saturday November 23, 2019. Veronika “Ronnie” Richard, 83, passed away on Wednesday, November, 20, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home. St. Francis Catholic Church, 10:00 a.m. , Tuesday,…

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    Death Notices for November 19, 2019

    Dianne Rene Cross, 48, of Orange, Texas, passed away Friday, November 15, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home. Ira Lee Zerko, 88, of Orange, passed away Monday, November 18, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home. The post Death Notices for November 19, 2019 appeared first on Orange Leader.

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    Mr. Larry D. McCollister

    Funeral services for Mr. Larry D. McCollister 58 of Orange, Texas will be Saturday November 23, 2019. Service time is 12:00 noon at Mount Calvary Baptist Church located at 612 3rd Street in Orange. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am til time of service. Interment will follow at Magnolia Memorial Garden. Services are under the direction of Colonial Memorial Chapel in Orange, Tx. The post Mr. Larry D. McCollister appeared first on Orange Leader.

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    Charlotte Anne Conn

    Charlotte Anne Conn, 86, of Orange, passed away on November 16, 2019, at Heartfelt Embrace in Orange. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 21, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be prior to the service starting at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Orange, Texas, on August 15, 1933, she was the daughter of William Clarendon Bushnell and Evelyn Katheryn (Cottle) Bushnell. Charlotte accepted Christ as a young child and was a devout follower throughout her life. She enjoyed spending her teenage years in Orange, and was a member of the Truly Nice Teenagers…

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    Lumea Mary Marshall Brady

    Lumea Mary Marshall Brady of El Paso, Texas died on November 12, 2019 surrounded by her family after a short illness with cancer.  Her last words were about her two precious sons and how much she loved them.  She said, “I love my boys with all my heart and soul.  You are everything to me.”  She further asked them to” take care of my grandchildren and stay close with my sisters”.  She knew that her legacy will live on in them, their children, and her sisters. Lumea was born in Orange, Texas on February 15, 1948 to James Soloman Marshall and Barbara Wingate Marshall.  She was the oldest of four…

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    Death Notices Week of November 11- 15, 2019

    Jerry Stephen “Steve” Doucet, passed away on November 9, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home Bridge City. St. Henry Catholic Church, Bridge City, 10:00 a.m. Thursday, November 14, 2019. Caroline Gayle Lemoine, passed away on Saturday November 2, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home Orange, 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Dianne “Ruth” Rider Keen, 71, of Orange, Texas, passed away on November 6, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home Orange. The post Death Notices Week of November 11- 15, 2019 appeared first on Orange Leader.

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    Bobby Adnell Stites

    Funeral services for Bobby Adnell Stites will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 11, 2019, at Pisgah Baptist Church with Reverend C.M. Kelly officiating. Burial will follow in the Pisgah Cemetery under the direction of Jeane’s Funeral Service. A visitation time for the family and friends of Mr. Stites will be held Sunday, November 10th at the church from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Mr. Stites was born December 13, 1938 and passed away November 7, 2019 at the age of 80. He attended Stark High School and received electrical training by working with his stepfather, Arthur K. McMillan before joining the Air Force. Until 1978, Mr. Stites worked…

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    Katherine “Kitty” Ann Mouton

    Kitty Mouton, 80, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on November 2, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 9, 2019, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating will be Father Steve Leger, of St. Henry Catholic Church. Burial will follow the service at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary at 6:00 p.m., Friday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Born in North Adams, Massachusetts, on December 16, 1938, she was the daughter of Joseph Franceschini and Blanche (Danecki) Franceschini. She worked as the Court Clerk for the city of West Orange for over 25…

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    Mrs. Mary Jenkins

    The Homegoing Celebration for Mrs. Mary King Jenkins, 83, of Orange, will be Saturday, November 9th, 2019 at 11am at the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Rites of Christian Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery under the direction of Sparrow Funeral Home Visitation will be from 9 until 11am. She passed November 3rd at Baptist Hospital Beaumont. A native of Magnolia Springs, TX, she resided in Orange since 1959. A retired educator, she taught in the West Orange Consolidated Independent School District for 31 years. She was a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and Phi Delta Kappa Sorority. An active member of the Mount Zion Church, she served in…

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    Death Notices for October 28 – November 1, 2019

    Lola Gene Chambers, 90, of Orange, Texas, passed away on October 26, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home, Orange. Elizabeth “Betty” Helen Subasa, 89, of Santee, California, passed away on October 24, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home, Orange. Gerry Ann McDonnell, 67, of Groves, Texas, passed away on October 25, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home, Orange. Theresa Cutaia, 86 of Bridge City passed away Saturday, October 26, 2019. Services are pending at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves, TX Crystal Gail Herrera Garcia Martin, 39, of Nederland, Texas, passed away on October 28, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home Orange. No services. Beverly Jean Walles, 71, of Orangefield, Texas, passed away on October 27, 2019, Claybar Funeral…

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    Abel Armstrong, Jr.

    Abel Armstrong, Jr. passed away October 26, 2019 at his residence in Pasadena, Tx.  His services will be Friday, November 2, 2019, 11:00 am at Bethel Baptist Church in Pasadena, Tx.  He will be buried at Magnolia Cemetery, Orange, Tx., November 2, 2019 at 3:00pm.  Services are entrusted to Price Mortuary, formerly Geter  Funeral Home, Kelly Price, II, Funeral Director in Charge. The post Abel Armstrong, Jr. appeared first on Orange Leader.

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    Jackie R. LeBrun Sr.

    VINTON – Jackie R. LeBrun Sr., 80, passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2019 in a local hospital. Mr. LeBrun was raised in Edgerly and was a resident of Vinton most of his life. He retired from Levingston Shipyard in Orange, TX where he worked 19 years. He was a US Marine Corps veteran and a lifetime member of the Boilermakers Union. In his younger years he enjoyed flying and earned his private pilot’s license in the 1970’s. He enjoyed attending the horse races and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Loretta LeBrun; 3 children, Debbie Wilfer of Lake Charles, Jackie LeBrun…

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    Bruce Carrel Thompson

    Bruce Carrel Thompson of Port Neches went to be with the Lord on October 19, 2019. He was born in 1926 in Marlow, Oklahoma and attended Bray High School and graduated from Central State College, Edmond, Oklahoma, with a Bachelor of Administration in Business. In 1947, he married the love of his life, Alletta Thompson, and later moved to Houston, Texas. After working in supervision at another grocery chain, Bruce decided to pursue his lifelong dream of owning his own store. In 1962, he and Alletta purchased a store in Groves, Texas, naming it Bruce’s. He soon helped form a joint advertising group, which became known as Market Basket. He…

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    Robert Elzie Reeves

    Robert Elzie Reeves, 77, of Mauriceville passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at his home. Robert was born on September 9, 1942 in Winnsboro, Louisiana to parents, Catherine (Browning) and William Warren Reeves. He was a Army Veteran serving his country during the Vietnam War. He had lived in the Mauriceville area since 1989 and he was a member of First Baptist Church of Mauriceville. He was an inspector for many years working at Neches Butane, Texaco, Mobil Oil and Premcor. He enjoyed going fishing, riding his motorcycle, woodworking and just working on things around the house. Robert also liked working in his rose garden and cheering on the…

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    Death Services

    D. M. Gordy, 87, passed away on October 11, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home Orange. Claybar Funeral Home Orange, 2:00 p.m.  on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Joyce M. Freeman, 85, passed away on October 12, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home Bridge City.United Pentecostal Church of Bridge City, 1:00 p.m.  Tuesday, October 15, 2019. JoAn Jacobs, 84, of Vidor, Texas, passed away on October 13, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home Orange.Claybar Funeral Home Orange, 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 17, 2019. Billy Dean Burnett Sr., 81, of Orange, Texas, passed away on October 13, 2019, Claybar Funeral Home Orange. Claybar Funeral Home Orange, 2:00 P.M. Friday, October 18, 2019. The post Death Services appeared first…

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    Florence Guillory Rider

    Florence Guillory Rider, 88, of Orange, Texas, passed away on October 13, 2019, in Beaumont, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Michael Purcell, of West Orange Baptist Church. Burial will follow the service at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Ville Platte, Louisiana, on September 1, 1931, she was the daughter of Evens Guillory and Vernice Fusilier Guillory. Florence loved her church family and was a devoted member of West Orange Baptist Church for over…

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    O’Neal Broughton

    O’Neal Broughton, 81, passed away October 8, 2019.  His services will be Saturday, October 19, 2019, 1:00pm, at the Community Harvest Church, Beaumont, Texas. Burial Services will be Monday, 11:30am at the Houston National Cemetery, Houston, Texas.  Services are entrusted to Price Mortuary, formerly, Geter Funeral Home, Kelly Price, II, FDIC. The post O’Neal Broughton appeared first on Orange Leader.

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    Kevin Robert Hinds

    Kevin Robert Hinds, 62, died Thursday, October 10, 2019, while undergoing routine outpatient shoulder surgery. The cause of death is unknown and an autopsy is pending. Kevin was born October 30, 1956, in Oakland, California, to Robert Bruce Hinds and Barbara June Goree Hinds. Due to his father’s career in the Navy, Kevin live all over the United States and settled in Orange, Texas upon his father’s retirement from the military. In 2009, Kevin moved to Wichita Falls. Kevin was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his siblings (Katia Hinds, Karie Burnaman, Karin Armfield, Kolin Hinds, Zoe Hinds), many nieces, nephews and other family members. While…

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    Alice M. Moody-White

    Alice M. Moody-White, 78, of Orange, Texas passed away peacefully on October 8, 2019 at Focused Care of Orange. She was born on September 8, 1941 to Junius and Irma Lee Elmore-Moody. She was a native of Oakdale, Louisiana where she attended Allen High School. While residing in Oakdale, she owned and operated a barbeque restaurant. She relocated to Orange, Texas in 1977 where she continued her cooking passion. She was employed as a cook for 16 years at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Alice was known throughout the community for her acts of kindness. Her unselfish spirit never knew boundaries for giving to others. She was a loving mother,…

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    Barbara Sunderland Rives

    Barbara Sunderland Rives – wife, mother, and grandmother – took her first breath in Heaven on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, after a lengthy battle with cardiac and pulmonary disease. She was 78. Visitation will be on Monday, October 14, from 5-7 p.m. at Piersall Funeral Directors, 733 Butternut St. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, October 15, at 2 p.m. in the Piersall Funeral Chapel, with burial to follow at Buffalo Gap Cemetery. Born in the central Pennsylvania mountain community of McVeytown, Barbara enjoyed playing basketball and singing in the choir during high school. She attended David Lipscomb College, where she graduated with a BA in math education in 1963.…

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    Buford Dale Sartin

    Dale Sartin was born in Sulphur Springs, Texas on October 16, 1942.  Dale and his family moved to Orange, Texas when Dale was a young boy.  He graduated from Little Cypress High School in 1961.  After high school, Dale became a millwright and stayed a millwright until he retired from the paper mill in Orange.  Dale was not a member of any organization or group besides the occasional recreational soft ball team or work union.  When not at work, Dale spent most of his time with his children.  He taught and instilled in them loyalty, honesty, a good work ethic, respect, and how to love.  Occasionally, Dale would get into…

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    Eloise Thompson

    Eloise Thompson began her life’s journey on December 18, 1919, born in Merryville, Louisiana and left this world to be present with her Lord on October 8, 2019 at the age of 99 in Katy, Texas. She was the oldest of five children born to Johnnie and Virgie Marze. She graduated high school from Merryville High School and soon after, she married the love of her life, Basile Thompson. They had four daughters, Jo Ann Thompson, Elaine Meyers, Diane Clark, and Justine Huselton. She was a charter member of Canaan Primitive Baptist Church in Orange. Eloise worked for the West Orange-Cove ISD for 37 years. She was preceded in death…

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    Melba Maxine Simmons Smith Crew Klock

    Melba Maxine Simmons Smith Crew Klock, 88, of Orange, Texas, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on October 6, 2019, in Beaumont, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 10, 2019, at Maranatha Christian Center in Orange. Officiating the service will be Reverend Daniel Ray. Cremation will follow under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, at Maranatha Christian Center in Orange. Born in Bastrop, Louisiana, on March 14, 1931, she was the daughter of Scriv Simmons and Eulice Sylvia (Swift) Simmons. Melba worked as a cashier for Walmart in Orange.…

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    Louis Louvierre, Sr.

    Louis passed away on September 18, 2019 at the age of 88. Louis was survived by his wife of 48 yrs. Jackie Louvierre, his children Louis Louvierre Jr., Tara Webb and her husband Tom Webb, and Ila Johnson. He was the proud grandfather of 16 Grandchildren, 7 Great Grandchildren, and 1 Great Great Grandchild. Louis was a Korean Veteran and had been working on tugboats for over 50 years. He retired from Kirby Inland Marine in 2011. While living in Orange, he was a proud member of The Golden Triangle CB Club. He loved going to Jamborees and raising money for different Charities. He was loved by many. He had requested…

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    Sheila Streva Brock Hidalgo

    Sheila Streva Brock Hidalgo, age 50, of Orange, TX gained her angel wings on September 26, 2019 at 12:30p in the comfort of her brother’s home in Lake Charles, LA after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. Sheila was the fourth child born to Frank and Novie Streva, on October 16, 1968 in Lake Charles, LA. She graduated from LaGrange Senior High in 1986. In 2007, she obtained her associates degree in Information Technology from The University of Phoenix. In her early years, Sheila enjoyed softball, bowling, track, hiking and horses. Sheila was an avid pool player. In May 2011, she won the National Finalist Regionals APA 8-Ball…

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    James Paul Granger

      James Paul Granger, 75, of Houston, Texas, passed away on September 21, 2019, in Richmond, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 26, 2019, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City, Texas. Officiating will be Pastor Mike Sullivan, of First Christian Church in Orangefield, Texas. Burial will follow at Granger Duncan Woods Cemetery in Orange. Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 12:00 p.m., at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Born in Orange, Texas, on February 18, 1944, he was the son of Ruby Leon Granger and Osteen (Hughes) Granger. James loved all things science and earned his Master’s Degree in Physics.…

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    Lana Gail Folkenson

      Lana Gail Folkenson, 76, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Mid Jeff Extended Care in Beaumont, Texas. Lana was born March 1, 1943 in Port Arthur, Texas to Perry Huckabay and Norma Dilbert Huckabay. She was a lifelong area resident and member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Port Neches, and a board member for the Community Home of Port Arthur. Lana was the owner of Cleaning Connection, for houses and commercial property for over 20 years. Survivors include her husband of 25 years, Terry Folkenson of Port Arthur; daughter, Angela Umphrey and husband Darren of Canyon Lake; son, Phillip LaQuey of Denver, Co; six…

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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,…