James Edward McCorvy Jr., 49, of Orange passed away on Thursday, October 16, 2014 in Orange. James was born on August 26, 1965 in Port Arthur, Texas; to parents Harriet Faye (John) and James Edward McCorvy Sr. He was a lifelong residence of Orange. James was a jack all trades, welder, construction and delivery driver. He was an avid fisherman and loved spending time with his family. James was a loving person who will be missed dearly. He was preceded in death by nephew, Blake McCorvy and brother in law, Roy Conway. James is survived by his wife, Lisa Russell McCorvy of Orange; mother and father, James and Harriet McCorvy Sr. of Orange; children, Hannah McCorvy, Cara and Jason Dowden, Keith Jr. and Heather Carter, Ashley Carter and Cory Sarver; grandchildren, Cheyenne Dowden, Jaxon Dowden, Kyler Sarver, Kaileb Herrera, Brant Hyatt; sisters, Denise Duran and Thomas Foster of Orange, Wendy Conway and Robert "Beau" Smith of Orange, Brenda Lund and Thomas "Bubba" Lund of Orange; brothers, Michael McCorvy and wife, Maria of Spring, Brian McCorvy and wife, Melissa of Orange, Dennis McCorvy and wife, Vanessa of Spring, Donald McCorvy and wife, Amanda of Sour Lake; aunt and uncle, Ellen and Jack Thornton of Groves; grandmother, Anna McCorvy of Groves. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 11 AM at Dorman Funeral Home, with Rev. David Jones officiating. A gathering of family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Dorman Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.
Jack Horton – beloved patriarch and dear friend – died October 20th 2014 in Orange, Texas. Jack was born in his family’s home in Troup, Texas, on July 25, 1924 to Gertrude Terry and Samuel Wesley Horton. He was part of the “Greatest Generation” who came of age during the Great Depression. In 1942, he traded his high school diploma for an Army M-1 carbine. This handsome 17-year-old – who’d never before traveled farther than 100 miles from home – served valiantly in the European theater with the 254th Engineer Combat Battalion. By 1944, these brothers-in-arms were eagerly anticipating R&R back home, but instead were sent to Belgium and, subsequently, into the Battle of the Bulge. “On Point,” the Online Journal of Army History said, “By destroying key bridges, creating obstacles, and fighting as infantry, the engineers delayed the Wehrmacht enough for the Allies to organize a counteroffensive. The engineers’ actions were so effective that it led SS-Obersturmbannführer (Lieutenant Colonel) Joachim Peiper to mutter in frustration, ‘The damned engineers!’ after several key bridges were blown before he could cross them.” Modestly, Jack said he was famous for “digging the fastest foxhole.” After leaving the service, Jack married Nellie Faye Shuttlesworth in 1947. They took great joy in rearing their two children: Charlotte Anne Jordan McClain, and Samuel Jack Horton – in Orange, Texas. Jack was a trustworthy and loyal steward of Chevron-Phillips from 1955 until his retirement in the nineties. He worked long, hard, physically-demanding shifts to support his family, and commented many times on his appreciation of Chevron-Phillips and the work they afforded him. Jack was an only child and was preceded in death by his parents and the love of his life, Nell Horton. He is survived by his daughter Charlotte and her companion Ben Rice, son Jack, grandchildren Caroline Jordan and wife Jennifer Wichmann, Samuel Thomas Horton and wife Kerry; and great-grandson Charles Horton. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him. The family extends special thanks for the loving care of neighbors Connie and Ronnie Spruell and devoted friend Ginger Veal which allowed Jack to stay in his home years after Nell’s death. We also thank Drusilla Anderson, Yvette Cotton, Jerrie Curtis, and Molly Stringer for their warm, professional attention in his final year. These health care professionals worked long hours around the clock to ascertain he was well cared for. Additionally, they loved him. We would be remiss in not thanking the staff of Southeast Texas Hospice and particularly R.N. Debbie Hayes Goforth. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 22nd from 3:00 until 5:00 at Claybar Funeral Home, Orange, Texas. The funeral, also at Claybar, will be Thursday at 12:00 with Reverend Lynn Ashcraft officiating. A luncheon reception will follow the services, at the Horton home. All are asked to attend. On Friday, the 24th, the family will travel to Troup, Texas to Pinecrest cemetery for burial. One of Jack’s favorite bible verses perfectly summarizes his life: 2nd Timothy, 4:7 - "I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race." His children believe there’s another verse equally fitting: Matthew 25:21, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” In lieu of flowers, the family request tax free donations be made to Christian Community Service Center, P.O. Box 27924, Houston, Texas 77227.
Tam Tran, 61 of Orange, Texas passed away on October 18, 2014. Family & friends are invited to join the family for visitations to be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 and Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City, Texas. Prayer services will be held from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Tam Tran was born in Phan Thiet, Vietnam. He immigrated to the United States in 1977. He was the captain of the "Freedom" shrimp boat. He was also a member of the boiler maker group who built the "Golden Pass" terminal in Sabine Pass. Tam Tran is survived by his wife, Hai Thi Hoang; daughter, Helena Hai Tran, husband, Hung Mai, children, Allison Mai and Ashley Mai of Orange, Texas; daughter, Heather Hoa Tran, husband, Thanh Tran, children, Tyler Tran and Taylor Tran of Bridge City, Texas; son, Binh Tran, wife, Xuan Tran, children, Peyton Tran and Evelyn Tran of Nederland, Texas; daughter, Thuy Breznik and husband, Igor Breznik of Houston, Texas; son, Johnny Trung Tran of Orange, Texas. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 10:00 am at Claybar Funeral Home, located at 800 Highland Avenue in Bridge City, Texas.
The Celebration of Life for Mrs. Nadine Delores Mack, 68, of Orange, will be Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the El Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. Rites of Christian Burial will follow in Magnolia Memorial Gardens under the direction of Sparrow Funeral Home. Visitation will be Saturday morning from 9:00 until 11:00 a.m. at the church. She died Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX. A native of Livingston, TX, she resided in Houston a number of years, working as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. She returned to Orange in 2009. She is survived by 1 son, Richard Mack, and 2 daughters, Dana Green (Donald) and Ava Mack all of Houston, her mother, Katherine Hinson of Orange, 5 brothers, Rev. John Earl Hinson, Sr. (Barbara), Kirlan B. Hinson, and Paul Kent Hinson, all of Orange, Christopher D. Hinson of San Antonio, TX, and Charles Ray “Cheesy” Hinson (Normanda) of Lawton, OK, 2 sisters, Alice Faye Hinson and Brenda K. Grimble, both of Orange and 4 grandchildren, Donte Green, Aja Joyce, Mikale Joyce, and Noah Mack.
Gary Landon Scott, Sr., 68, of Orange, passed away on October 19, 2014, at his home. A visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 pm, with a funeral service at 7:00 pm, Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Cremation will follow under the care of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory. Born in Pocatello, Idaho, on November 15, 1945, he was the son of Orlan Scott and Aileen (Pickett) Scott. Gary was in the U. S. Army from 1969-1971. While in the Army he served two tours in Vietnam. He was in law enforcement for 30 years and retired as a Detective from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Gary enjoyed golfing, hunting, and being outdoors doing yard work. He was a master fence builder and loved playing board games with his wife. Gary is preceded in death by his parents, Orlan and Aileen Scott. He is survived by his wife, Vicki Scott of Orange, Texas; his children, Steven Scott and wife, Ellen of New Braunfels, Texas, Gary Scott and wife, Monica of Groves, Texas, Jamie Haining and husband, Jimmy of Groves, Texas, Kristi Redman and husband, Dustin of Groves; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and his siblings, Dennis Scott of Orange, Texas, Julianne Sherinan and husband, Bob of Pasadena, California, Ronald Scott of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Tim Scott and wife, Diane of Boise, Idaho, and Janine Renberg and husband, Paul of Boise, Idaho.
Everett William Gordon, 47, passed away on Wednesday night October 8, 2014. He was born in Bisbee, AZ on January 4, 1967 to Thomas Gary Gordon Sr. and Beatrice Marie Thompson. After serving his country as an MP Paratrooper he worked for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in Beeville TX; and for the last 16 years he has worked for the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Beaumont, TX. He is greatly missed by his wife Robin Gordon and his two children Shannon Gordon and Christopher Gordon. Other survivors include his siblings and step-siblings: Tom Gordon Jr. of Safford, AZ, Sherry (Gordon) Lozano of Safford, AZ, Gary and Bea (Gordon) Hartke of Lake City, MN, Greg Gordon of Kenai, AK, Randy Benard of Tucson, AZ, Scott Chandler of Little Rock, AR, Matthew and Rhea Cowley of Odessa, TX, and Fred and Sue Descamp of Tucson, AZ. Burial will be at the Houston National Cemetery at 2:30 pm on Friday, October 24, 2014 and a Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 pm on Friday, October 24, 2014 at Proctor Baptist Church in Port. Arthur. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.
Jane Marie Monic, 77, of Orange passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014 at her residence. She was native of Pecan Island, Louisiana; born on May 13, 1937 to parents Otis Joseph Choate and Mary May Choate Campbell. She had lived in the Orange area since 1956 and was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Marie enjoyed being on her computer, especially on facebook to stay in touch with her friends and family. Marie was a loving wife, daughter, mother, sister, grandmother and friend who will be missed dearly. She was preceded in death by her father, Otis Choate; sister, Cecile Campbell; brother, Eugene Choate. Marie is survived by her husband of 59 years, Clifford Monic of Orange; mother, Mary May Campbell of Forked Island, LA; daughter, Sharlene Monic of Abbeville, LA; sons, Ricky Monic, Tony Monic and wife, Annette both of Orange, brother, Jimmie Choate and wife, Gene of Forked Island, LA. She also survived by her grandchildren, Kristofer Monic, Brandi Sagrera Sebren, Kenneth Wayne Monic, Bridgett Lyn Monic; great grandchildren, Matthew Paul Vice, Bailey Kate Sebren, Elliott John Slaton, Dewayne Monic, Gracie Monic and one on the way. A visitation will be held on Monday, October 20, 2014 from 5 pm until 9 pm at Dorman Funeral Home, with the family reciting the rosary at 7 pm at the funeral. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 8 am until 2 pm at the funeral, with the family reciting the rosary at 10:30 am at the funeral home. A Service of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 2 pm at the funeral home, with Rev. Tom Phelan officiating. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.
Thomas William Wisser, 72, of Orange passed away in Beaumont on Saturday, October 18, 2014. He was born January 28, 1942 to William Roland and Velma (Clark) Wisser in Cincinnati, OH. He served in the United States Navy and for most of his life he was a truck driver. Thomas was very adventurous person who received his pilot’s license and became a cop for a short period of time. Also, he was a member of the Mason’s, loved his dogs and was a wonderful storyteller. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, son, brother, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin, and friend. Cremation services will be under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Jerry Dean Slone, 77, of Deweyville, passed away on October 15, 2014, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm, Sunday, October 19, 2014, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Damon Bickham of First Baptist Church in Deweyville, Reverend John Fortenberry of Calvary Baptist Church in Deweyville and Reverend Michael Orange of the United Pentecostal Church in Deweyville. Burial will follow at Deweyville Cemetery with military honors provided by the U.S. Army. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 pm, Saturday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Jerry was born in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, on July 11, 1937. He is a veteran that served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. Jerry was a member of First Baptist Church in Deweyville. He loved to go fishing and hunting, loved his family, and was a great story teller. He was a great and honorable man and he was loved by all. He is preceded in death by his great-grandson, Mason Dean Slone; brothers and sisters, Billy Johnson, Louie Slone, Lenora Bergeron, and Sarah Bryant. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Johnnie Mae Slone of Deweyville; children, Jerry Wayne Slone and wife, Denise Slone of Deweyville, Ladonna Lynn Morgan and husband, Lesley Morgan of Deweyville, Brenda Gale Bland, and husband, Richard Bland of Lindale, and Cindy Ann Sheppard and husband, Tommy Sheppard of Lumberton; grandchildren, Joshua Dean Slone and wife, Shayna, Jeremy Lee Slone and wife, Sarah, Jillian Elise Slone, Matthew Dwayne Tompkins, Rebecca Marie Morgan, Hailey Leann Morgan, Kevin Christopher Bland, Jessica Virginia Bland, Johnny Thomas Bland, Leah Renee Sheppard, Emily Ann Sheppard. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren, Jaxon Shane Slone, Tucker Lee Slone, Willa Ann Grace Slone, Braylon Michael Wiggins, and Hayden Leigh-Ann Williams; and his sister, Pilar Slone Bailey and husband, Dan Bailey of Brenham. Serving as pallbearers will be Joshua Slone, Jeremy Slone, Matthew Tompkins, Johnny Bland, Kevin Bland, Tommy Sheppard, Rich Bland, and Leonard Powell.
Jerome "Jerry" Lowell Gravett, 63, of Orange passed away on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at his residence.Jerry was native of Orange, Texas; born on July 30, 1951 to parents Marlene Joyce "Sally" (Wagner) and Roland Ralph Gravett. He was a electrician for many years with IBEW Local #479 and was veteran of the Vietnam War, serving his country in the US Army. He enjoyed the outdoors; going fishing, hunting, camping and boating. Jerry was also avid sport fans. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend who will be missed dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roland and Sally Gravett and granddaughter, Makayla Karissa Bacon. Jerry is survived by his daughter, Tracy Lynn Bacon and husband, Hilton Wayne Jr. of Orange; sons, Rodney Ralph Gravett of Orange, William Leander Gravett of Orange, Donald Jerome Gravett and wife, Olivia of Bridge City, Andrew Ezekiel Gravett and wife, Dominique of Charleston, SC, Patrick Frank Gravett of Chicago, IL, Gregory Allen Gravett of Orange. He is also survived by his sister, Sherry Lynn Harris and husband, Jimmy Don of Mauriceville; brother, Michael Edward Gravett and wife, Cecilia of San Antonio, ten grandchildren and one on the way great grandchild. Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 5 pm until 9 pm at Dorman Funeral Home. A Christian Burial Service will be held on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 2 pm at the funeral home, with Rev. George Kidangen officiating. Military honors and interment will be held on Monday, October 20, 2014 at the Houston National Cemetery in Houston, Texas at 12:30 pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic School or the charity of your choice in the loving memory of Jerome "Jerry" Gravett.
Ronald Dale Breaux, Sr., 68, of Bridge City, passed away on October 14, 2014, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Friends are invited to join the family for a memorial visitation to be held from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Sunday, October 19, 2014, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, on September 17, 1946, he was the son of Curley Breaux and Merjie (Dore) Breaux. He served in the U. S. Navy during the Vietnam War and he worked as a machinist. Preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Marie Breaux, Ronald is survived by his parents, Curley and Merjie Breaux; sons, David Allen Breaux and Ronald Dale Breaux, Jr. and wife, Stacy; grandchildren, Shase Breaux, Lane Breaux, Faith Breaux, Alexis Breaux, Tristin Breaux, Holden Breaux, and Shailee Watz; great-granddaughter, Ava Breaux; and his brother Gerald Breaux and wife, Ethel. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home.
Shirley Lois Boehme, 93, passed away on October 15, 2014, peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on December 9, 1920, to William N. Remkes and Thelma Woods Remkes in Dayton, Texas. She married the love of her life, Charles August Boehme, on January 12, 1946, in Waco, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; her daughter, Sharlet Courmier; and her parents. She is survived by her daughters, Shirley Long, and her husband, Victor, of Tyler; Becky Trahan and her husband, Johnny, of Orange; her son, Billy Boehme and his wife, Pam, of Orangefield; son-in-law, Tommy Dale Courmier of Vinton, LA; her sisters-in-law, Gwen Boehme, Yvonna Boehme, and Ruby Parks, all of Orange; 7 grandchildren and their families, Lori Long Ford of Flower Mound, and her husband, Bentley and sons, Brooks and Braxton; Chuck Courmier of Spring Hill, TN, and his wife, Jana and daughter, Kamryn; Chad Long of Bullard, and his wife, Jennifer, son Wyatt and soon to be born daughter, Bonnie Kate; Kelli Boehme Will of Bellville, and her husband Clint and sons Colton and Carter; Ashley Boehme Canale of Cypress, and her husband, Dave and children, Kenzie and Camden; Justin Trahan of Longview and Cody Trahan of Austin. She had 2 special friends -caregiver, Gladys Trahan, and Margaret Peveto, who she considered her fourth daughter. She was a school patrol at Franklin Elementary for years, served as an American Red Cross hospital volunteer, and worked at OCARC for 32 years, before retiring at age 90, where she was lovingly known as “Grandma”. She was a wonderful Mom, Mawmaw, and friend, and will be sorely missed by those who were lucky enough to know her. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to First United Methodist Church or River City Hospice. Visitation will be Friday night, from 5:00 to 8:00pm at Claybar. Services will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at 10:00am at Claybar. Pall bearers will be her grandchildren, Lori Long Ford, Chuck Courmier, Chad Long, Kelli Boehme, Ashley Boehme, Justin Trahan, and Cody Trahan.
Andy Wayne Barber, 74, of Orange Texas, passed away on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 peacefully in his sleep. Memorial services will be on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Cowboy Church in Orange, Texas. Our daddy was born in Marietta, Oklahoma on April 04, 1941. But he always said his birthday was 4/4/40 so that he could get his driver’s license early and until he was in his 60's did he admit and prove to us that he was born in 1941. He was the son of Roy Barber of Marietta Ok and Edith Weimer of Orange, Texas. Andy was preceded in death by his father; mother; brothers, Charles Barber, Robert Barber and Virgil Barber Sr. of Marietta, Oklahoma; and niece Cheryl Barber Bunting of Thackerville, Oklahoma; Uncle, Eddie Meggs; Cousins, Leroy & Bobby Meggs of DeSoto, Texas; and his best friend, Ray Herrera of Orange, Texas. He is survived by his brother, Clifford Weimer and wife, Dee of Southern California. Andy was of Baptist faith and would rush to church just to have donuts, coffee and to visit with the members of the Cowboy Church. He was an Iron worker/welder by profession and cowboy by choice, the love of horses and working a boarder ranch was his passion. His family was his hobby; he was the favorite Uncle through all the generations of his family. He loved his wife Delores Barber unconditionally during their 50 years together leaving some very devoted and loving memories. Andy has 3 daughters that are big time “DADDY'S GIRLS”. Each morning he talked with his daughters on their way to work just to tell them "I LOVE YOU BABY GIRL" or "the weather will be bad today so be sure to be safe". When we were young our dad and mom never dropped us off at sitters or left us behind for any activity. If the whole family couldn't attend, we as a family didn't go. We always went camping and traveled to visit out of town family or sat in the yard picking and grinning with the neighbors, he was truly a family man and will be greatly missed each and every day. Daddy's little girls are, Carrie Barber from Vegas, NV, Lorie Hayes and husband, James and Candy Davis and husband, Scott, all of Orange; Pawpaw had 8 grandkids, Nikki Jean and Amanda Barber of Vegas NV, Cody Caples and wife, Jessica of Bridge City, Gage Hayes and wife, Christina of Florida, Jeromey Watkins of Orangefield, Logan Hayes of Orangefield, and Ty and Cam Davis of Orange; PawPaw also has 5 Great-Great grandkids. Uncle Andy will be greatly missed by nieces and nephews, whom he considered all his children. We love you to the moon and back for when this "COWBOY RODE AWAY" we lost a son, brother, husband, daddy, PawPaw, favorite Uncle and best friend, that was the heart and soul of this entire family. We would like to thank EVERYONE for all the support from visiting him so many times during his illness to lending us a love, compassion, a shoulder to cry on, and a listening ear for a spur of the moment phone call. We would also like to thank those at Claybar Funeral Home for taking the time to listen to our funny stories and for all the help in this time of sorrow because it was important for us that they knew who our husband, and daddy, was.
Twain Ross, 47, of Bridge City, passed away on October 14, 2014, at Methodist Hospital in Houston. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 18, 2014, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in Orange. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Friday, October 17th at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on March 30, 1967, Twain was the son of Russell Clint Ross and Joann (Alford) Ross. He was a graduate of Bridge City High School. After graduating high school he played for the semi-pro football team the Beaumont Texans. He was also a member of the Pipefitters Local 195. His family was very important to him. However his children were most important to him. He was very involved with the youth sports programs in Bridge City, Texas. Among being an amazing husband and father, Twain Ross was an avid Cowboys fan, Sunday night football was always a good time in the Ross household. Twain was so many great things that can’t be fit into this goodbye. He will be loved and missed by so many. He was truly one amazing man. He is preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Joann Ross, and his sister Donna Ross. He is survived by his wife, Heather Ross of Bridge City; children, Kellie Braneff and husband Michael of Warren, Raeli Ross of Hamshire-Fannett, Kevin Ross of Bridge City, and Haley Ross of Bridge City; grandchildren, Michael Jr and Eliana Braneff; and his siblings, Russell Ross and wife, Vickie of Westlake, Louisiana, Renda Scott and husband, Norman of Orange, Kent Ross and wife, Kim of Moss Bluff, Louisiana, and Tobin Ross and wife, Kadie of Orangefield. Serving as pallbearers will be, Kenneth Harris, George Anderson, Jeff Mathews, Vince Stevens, Todd Benoit, and Mike Thibodeaux.