Jodi Herbsleb Schaffer, 51, of Orange, passed away on May 20, 2015, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. A memorial service will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 25, 2015, at Little Cypress Baptist Church. Officiating will be Reverend David Turner. Born in Cedar Falls, Iowa, on June 10, 1963, she was the daughter of Gordon Herbsleb and Judy Lockwood. Jodi loved being at home with her family especially with her husband, Tim. She was a member of Little Cypress Baptist Church. Jodi was a strong, loving woman and will be greatly missed. Jodi is preceded in death by her mother, Judy Lockwood, sister, Cyndi Bond, and her step-mother, Patsy Herbsleb. She is survived by her husband, Tim Schaffer; father, Gordon Herbsleb; step-father, Jack Rygg; children, Jackie Abshire and husband, Mikeal of Orange, Travis Herbsleb and wife, Kathy of Park Rapids, Minnesota, Tawnya Herbsleb of Marlon, Texas, and Annette Herbsleb and husband, Nate Hesse of Fairmount, North Dakota; grandchildren, William Abshire, Makayla Abshire, Michael Hill, Jr., Josiah Robinson, Jennifer Abshire; brothers, David Herbsleb, Steve Miller and wife, Cheryl; sisters, Tawyna Bowstring and Wendy Nybers.
Ida Mae "Tiny" Derise, 59, of Orange died Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at UTMB in Galveston, TX. A native of Beaumont, TX, she was a longtime resident of Vidor before moving to Orange recently. Ida was a homemaker and was a member of Old Faith Baptist Church in Vidor. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Monday, May 25, 2015 at Old Faith Baptist Church. Ida is survived by her daughter Deana Finley of Hattiesburg, MS, sons Damian Finley of Orange, TX, Devon Finley of Vidor, TX and 9 grandchildren
Juanita Marie Mosley, 66, of Orange, passed away on May 19, 2015, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 22, 2015, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m. Officiating will be Mr. Barry Jones of 9th and Elm Church of Christ in Orange. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Born in Orange, Texas, on September 4, 1948 she was the daughter of J T Joel Harrison and Mary Joe Buchman Harrison. Juanita worked at Wal-Mart in Vidor for 24 years and was an active member of the Grandmother’s Club. She enjoyed traveling, especially to the lake and beach. She also liked to crochet and attend Mardi Gras. Juanita was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was an earthly angel and will be greatly missed by those who had the pleasure of knowing her. She was preceded in death by her parents, JT and Mary Joe Harrison and grandson, Anthony Harmon. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Trudy Gene Mosley; daughter, Melanie Marie Mosley of Orange; son, David “Dave Edward” Mosley and wife, Judith of Lumberton; daughter, Cindy Broussard and husband Kevin of Orange; grandchildren, Cody Harmon, Tanner Harmon, Aidan Mosley, Kale Broussard, and Kenley Broussard; siblings, Jerry Harrison, Albert Harrison, Mary Harrison, Richard Harrison, Ruby Geldard, Judy Harrison, Norman Harrison and Evelyn Anthony and numerous nieces, nephews, family, and friends. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to account number 1900570, set up in Juanita’s name at Sabine Federal Credit Union in Orange.
Joshua Moreaux, 22, of Beaumont, passed away on May 16, 2015, in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Funeral services will be11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 23, 2015, at Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church, 10169 Hwy. 69, Port Arthur, Texas 77640. Officiating will be Pastor M.L. Phillips, pastor of Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church in Vidor. Burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery in Beaumont. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Friday, May 22, 2015, with a time of sharing beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Joshua was born on April 5, 1993, in Beaumont, Texas to Otis Joseph Moreaux and Cheryl Ann Morris Moreaux. He was the sixth child of nine. At an early age, he was the designated family mediator. In 2004, he was baptized and received the Holy Ghost. He graduated from Sulphur High School in 2011. He immediately sacrificed his will and plans for a college education to help with the family business. In the name of family, he relieved his mother by learning the various aspects of the business that included: dispatching, invoicing, banking and payroll often times without compensation. Selfless...always willing to help in anyway...loved his family till the end. He was a faithful, active member of Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church in Vidor. He was in attendance for every service. He participated in any skits or programs. He served in any capacity as his pastor requested. He was a church drummer, sang in the choir and later taught himself to play the bass. He was even a member of the “Moreaux Quartet” as the bass singer. He loved family times of four wheeling, back-yard barbecues, skiing, road trips and late night jam sessions. He fostered many relationships over the years. He always met and made a friend - never met a stranger and had a smile that would light up any room. He was mild mannered and his spirit connected with others without even a word being said. He was faithful, loyal and truly a man after God's own heart. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lawrence Moreaux, Sr. and Lorna Pete Moreaux. He is survived by his parents, Cheryl and Otis Moreaux, Sr. of Orange; siblings, Ella Moreaux-Bourgeois and husband, Quentin of Baytown, Otis R. Moreaux of Beaumont, Lawrence Moreaux IV and wife, Shunte of Houston, Otis Joseph Moreaux, Jr. and wife, Maelishia of Houston, Daniel Moreaux and wife, Macy of Beaumont, Rachel Moreaux of Orange, Rebekah Moreaux of Orange, and Joel Moreaux of Orange; grandparents, Joseph Dudley Morris, Sr. of Beaumont and Elizabeth Harmon Citizen of Beaumont and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Serving as pallbearers will be Lawrence Moreaux IV, Otis R. Moreaux, Otis Joseph Moreaux, Jr., Daniel Moreaux, Joel Moreaux, Jaylon Moreaux and Christian Hockless. Honorary pallbearers are Richard Hardy, Archie Holleman, Caleb Callahan, Miles Hammer, Joseph Gibson, Josiah Phares, Richard Moreaux, Joseph Dudley Morris, Jr., Dana A. Baker, Jr., and Joseph Dudley Morris III.
Shirley L. Pomeroy passed away at Family Care Assisted Living Center in Orange on May 5, 2015, at the age of 82. She was born on January 22, 1933, in Galveston, Texas and was a graduate of Ball High School in Galveston. She worked for National Hotel Company at their headquarters in Galveston in the early 1950’s. Shirley was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Altar Society in Orange. She is a past president of the Sabine Area Propeller Women’s Club and Women’s Maritime Club. She was a great homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She is preceded in death by her son, Stephen Pomeroy, Jr. and grandson, Michael Purdon. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Stephen Pomeroy of Orange; daughters, Susan Purdon and husband, Dave of Arlington, Texas, Sandra Pomeroy and husband, Jeremy Chappell of Dallas, Texas; granddaughter, Stephanie Purdon and three great-grandchildren all of Arlington, Texas; and her brother, James LaCoume of Galveston. Many thanks for the great care given by Southeast Texas Hospice and Family Care Assisted Living Center of Orange. Cremation will be under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory. A graveside service is pending with Claybar Funeral Home in Orange and Father Joseph Daleo of St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange. A graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at St. Mary Cemetery in Orange.
The Celebration of Life for Mrs. Inez Turner, 106, of Orange, will be Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Rites of Christian Burial will follow in Magnolia Memorial Gardens under the direction of Sparrow Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the church. She died Sunday, May 17, 2015, her 106th birthday, at Jefferson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Beaumont, TX. A native of the Patroon Community in Shelby County, TX, she resided in Orange 65 years. The Church Mother of the Mount Zion Church, she also served as an Usher and was a member of the Mission Society at the church.
She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include one son, Roy Ballard of Orange, one granddaughter, Monica Ballard of Carrollton, TX, and one great grandson, Miguel Arias also of Carrollton.
The Celebration of Life for Mr. James H. (Little Head) Harper, 66, of Orange will be Saturday, May 23, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at Sparrow Funeral Home. Rites of Christian Burial will follow in Hollywood Community Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Sparrow Funeral Home.
Natalie Theresa Hare passed away peacefully at home on May 10, 2015. She was born on August 7, 1943, in Port Arthur, Texas. She graduated from Bishop Byrne High School where she was a member of the Colleen Drum and Bugle Corp. Natalie moved to Houston in the early 80's where she established a successful career in real estate. She was recognized as a prominent real estate agent in the 1960/Champions area, receiving numerous local and national awards. Natalie believed success was having a positive attitude about yourself and what you were doing. Natalie cherished the time spent with her siblings, children and especially grandchildren. She enjoyed traveling with friends and family, dining with her gourmet group, and playing bridge. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jack B. Justilian and Lillian Justilian. She is survived by her daughters, Susan Sauer, and husband Jim, of Houston; Lisa Smith of Nederland; Lora Jackson, and fiancé Steve Norris, of Mauriceville; and Julie Saunders, and husband Adam, of Sabine Pass; her grandchildren, Ryan Melancon, Connor Sauer, Olivia Saunders, Cameron Sauer, Adrienne Norris, Angelina Norris, Reid Saunders, and Avery Saunders; her siblings, Clare Beaumont, Lois Auld, Jack Justilian, and Rena Mullins, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Ronald L. Cole, 66, of Orange, passed away on May 15, 2015, at his home in Orange. The funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Claybar Funeral Home with Father Joseph P. Daleo officiating. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., with a rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. by Deacon Melvin Payne, at the funeral home on Wednesday. Born in Vallejo, California, on October 6, 1948, he was the son of Ora A. and Ida Cole. He worked at Chevron for 21 years and Laden’s Equipment Services for 10 years. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Orange, was a third degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus Council #1680, and a member of the NRA. Ron also served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ora A. and Ida Cole; brother, Michael Cole and father-in-law, Joseph Berlinger. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Vicki Cole; mother-in-law, Mary Berlinger; son, Ronald J. Cole and wife, Melissa Brashear; son, Darren Cole and wife, Elizabeth; Steve and Lugene Peais; three grandchildren, Sean Cole, Lorayne Cole and Victoria Cole; step grandchildren, Annie Brashear and Kristian Morgan; brother Ora B. Cole and wife; sisters, Helen Bumbalow and Pam Griffin; nephews, Michael and wife, Franchesca Cole, John Paul and Patrick Griffin. He was a loving husband, father, and Paw Paw. He will be greatly missed.
David D. Richard, 68, of West Orange, passed away on May 14, 2015, in Orange. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Joseph P. Daleo of St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange. Burial will follow at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at St. John the Evangelist Cemetery in Mermentau, Louisiana. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday, May 18, 2015, with a Rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Crowley, Louisiana on November 28, 1946, he was the son of Willie Richard and Evia Verrett Richard. David worked for 17 years as a welder for American Bridge in Orange, 20 years in security at the McFaddin-Ward House Museum in Beaumont and currently owned and operated his own lawn service. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange where he served as an usher. David enjoyed hunting, shrimping, and camping. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Evia Richard; son, Jules David Richard and brother, Malcolm Richard. He is survived by his wife, Fay Richard of West Orange; daughter, Angela Scott of Sanford, North Carolina; grandchildren, Brandon Alleman and Nathaniel Alleman and great grandchild, Brandon L. Alleman. Serving as pallbearers will be Martin Scott, Timothy LeBlanc, Leathon LeBlanc, David Fregia, John Clark and Stewart Trahan. Honorary pallbearers are Kenneth Pigg, James Goodman, Tom Kinder and Tony Jeanise.
Joanne “Paula” Hearnsberger , 68 went to be with her heavenly father on May 10, 2015. Paula was born in Beaumont, Texas on November 3, 1946. She was the daughter of Paul Florio and Mary Belle Dickens. Paula was a retired bus driver from Hamshire-Fannett ISD. She was a devoted wife and mother and friend to all. Her love for the lord, life and family will continue through the legacy of her children and grandchildren. Her husband Therman Hearnsberger, her children Daren Hearnsberger, Todd Hearnsberger and DeLisa Deutsch and their spouses Angel, Stephanie and George, her grandchildren Morgan, Kelsey, Hannah, Melanie and Grafton, her beloved sister Tina Florio and brother Sherwood Florio survives her. A memorial service will be held at Triumph Church in Nederland, Texas on Sunday May 17, 2015 at 3:00 pm. Officiating will be her sons Rev. Daren Hearnsberger and Rev. Todd Hearnsberger. Cremation will be under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory. Visiting hours will be from 2:00-3:00 pm at Triumph Church preceding the memorial service.
Jason Dustan Silva, 44, of Deweyville passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Jason was born on July 12, 1970 in Manhattan, Kansas to parents Vera Jean Perkins and David Silva. He had lived most of his life in the Orange area and had worked many years as a welder in the area. Jason enjoyed listening to music, drawing and writing. Jason was a loving person, who loved spending time at home with his family. He was preceded in death by his mother, Vera Jean Perkins. Jason is survived by his lifelong companion of 24 years, Peggy Berliew of Deweyville; daughter, Alysia Silva of Deweyville; father, David Silva and wife, Jennifer of Orange; sister, Jean Gilland and husband, Richard of Orange; step sister, Anne Farrell and husband, Joseph of Orange, step brothers, Ronald Stites of Orange, Kelly Stites and wife, Helena of Orangefield. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and a host of friends. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Dorman Funeral Home from 6 pm until 9 pm. In lieu of flowers the family has asked for donations to be made to Dorman Funeral Home to help with final expenses. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Dorman Funeral Home.
Betty L. Davis, 88, of Orange, passed away on May 15, 2015, at Golden Years Assisted Living in Orange. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, May 18, 2015, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Vinton, LA, on February 23, 1927, she was the daughter of Johnson and Anita (Longron) Perry. Betty was a homemaker and a longtime member of First Baptist Church Orangefield where she enjoyed working in the office and library. She was a vivacious reader and enjoyed visiting and caring for family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnson and Anita Perry; husband, RC Davis and sister, Margie Smith. She is survived by her sons, Jerry Davis and Tim Davis; grandchildren, Tammy Davis Gallien, Melissa Talbot, Erica Davis, David Davis and wife Dolcé; great grandchildren, Ashley Hebert, Joseph Travis, Winter Gallien, Aryn Thibodeaux, and Dusty Thibodeaux and great-great grandchildren, James Hebert, Jr., Jadyn Hebert, Katherine Travis, Landon Chapman, and Bryson Castalano.
Sarah Effie Guin, 70, of Orange passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at her residence. Sarah was born on August 19, 1944 in Natchitoches, Louisiana to the late Lola Irdell (Thompson) and Marshall Phanor Huffman. She had lived in the Orange area for 53 plus years and was a member of New Anointing Full Gospel Church. Sarah was employed with Baptist Hospital in Orange as a Dietary Supervisor for 23 years, retiring in 2012. She enjoyed going fishing, hunting, and spending time with her family. Her children described their mother as a caring and serving person; she would help anyone who needed a helping hand. Sarah was a loving wife, mother, daughter, aunt, grandmother and friend who will be missed dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Obie "Pete" Dier Guin; sister, Martha Bartley; brother, Nealy Lee Huffman. Sarah is survived by her daughters, Norma Sue Brown and husband, Ken of Orange, Rose Marie Hennigan and husband, Rev. Edgar (Ronnie) Hennigan; sons, Terry Lynn Guin and wife Gwendolyn of Newton, Thomas Lee Guin and girlfriend, Marlena Downing of Orange. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Brandon Brown, Tiffany Brown Jarrett and husband, Jonathan, Tara Hennigan Lowe, Ronnie Joe Hennigan and wife, Whitney, Johnathon Guin, Joey Guin, Kaitlyn Guin,; great grandchildren, Madeline Lowe, Isaac Jarrett, Leighton Jarrett, Heather Brown, Bridgett Brown and larger extended family. A visitation will be held on Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 5 pm until 9 pm at Dorman Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Monday, May 18, 2015 at 10 am at New Anointing Full Gospel Church in Orange, with Rev. Edgar (Ronnie) Hennigan officiating. Burial will follow at Wilkinson Cemetery in Orange. Honoring Mrs. Sarah Guin as pallbearers will be Ronnie Joe Hennigan, Jonathan Jarrett, Brandon Brown, Johnathon Guin, Scott Phillips and Josh Downing. Honorary pallbearer will be Gary Russell.
Deanna Louise Mouton Craig, 71, of Lake Charles, LA died at 6:26 PM on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at a local hospital. Mrs. Craig was born November 18, 1943 in Kaplan, LA, and lived most of her life in Orange, TX before moving to Lake Charles after Hurricane Ike. She was a graduate of West Orange High School and worked as a waitress at various restaurants throughout her career. She was a member of First United Pentecostal Church of Orange. During her younger years, she enjoyed planting flowers and keeping her yard beautiful. Mrs. Craig also enjoyed frequenting garage sales and spending time at her camp at Holly Beach. She was a collector of Coca Cola memorabilia and antiques. She also enjoyed shopping, Cajun music, Christmas time, and especially her family. She will always be remembered as a caring, giving, loving, and genuine woman with a beautiful soul and giant heart. Mrs. Craig is survived by her husband of twenty-nine years, David Craig; daughter, Donna Taylor Fontenot and husband Chuck of Lake Charles; step-daughter, Elizabeth Campbell and husband Tom of Orange, TX; brother-in-law, Richard Davis of San Rayburn, TX; sister-in-law, Tonja Rodriguez and husband Joel of Houston, TX; grandchildren, Caleb Fontenot, Brandi Ingalls and husband Brandon, Dori Miller, and Nathan Miller; great-grandchildren, Harli and Cole; niece, Lisa Pratt and husband Charlie of New Caney, TX; nephew, Jeff Davis of Bridge City, LA; and numerous other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Claniss and Inez Mouton; and sister, Betty Ann Davis. Her memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the First United Pentecostal Church of Orange, TX, under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Reverend Gary Wheeler will officiate. Gathering of family and friends will be at the church from 1:00 PM until the start of the service. Words of comfort to the family may be expressed at www.johnsonfuneralhome.net
James Edward "Boo" Richard, Jr., 55, went to heaven to be with his Lord on May 12, 2015 after a two year battle with cancer. Born in Port Arthur, Texas, he lived most of his life in Bridge City. He is the son of the late James Edward, Sr. and Evelyn Bodin Richard. Visitation will be held at First Baptist Church of Bridge City at 200 W. Roundbunch, 77611 on Friday, May 15, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be at the church on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with burial following at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. As a member of the church, he was an ordained deacon, Sunday school teacher, prayer warrior and more. "Boo" was active in high school baseball, loved to fish and work in his yard. He worked 27 years for International Paper formerly, Inland Orange. Preceded in death by his parents and brother, Tommy Richard, "Boo" is survived by his wife of 32 years, Lynn Matthews Richard, and twin daughters and their spouses, Haley McDonald and husband, J.R., of Cleburne, TX and Hannah Landry and husband, Paul, of Bridge City. He was also a proud "Paw Paw" to Addison, Emma, Lex and Trey. Surviving siblings include sister, Terry Marshall, of Bridge City and brother, Freddy Richard, of Orange, TX. Service officiants include J.R. McDonald, Rev. E. Dale Lee and the church's interim pastor, Rev. Lynn Ashcraft. Pallbearers include Paul Landry, Terry Burd, Maxie Neely, Wayne Matthews, Paul Borque, Edward "Boogie" LaFosse and Harry David. First Baptist Church deacons will serve as honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to First Baptist Church, 200 W. Roundbunch Rd., Bridge City, Texas 77611.
Dennis Raymond Wheatley, 64, of Orangefield, passed from this life on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at his residence following an illness. Born on August 26, 1950 in Orange, Texas to his parents, James W. Wheatley and Mattie Mae ( Bowling ) Wheatley, he attended school in West Orange, he was a veteran of the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War, he worked as an Operator at the DuPont, Sabine River Works Plant in Orange. Dennis was a longtime resident of Orange, he was of the Baptist faith, he enjoyed playing pool, listening to music and dancing. Dennis enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and will be missed dearly. Dennis is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Gerald Wheatley; his paternal grandparents, J. W. and Elizabeth Wheatley; his maternal grandparents, James and Vertie Bowling and his stepson, Grady Allen Berry. Those who will most cherish his memory are his wife of 20 years, Christine Wheatley of Orangefield; his daughters, Amanda Wheatley of Houston; Brenna Wheatley of Orange and his adopted daughter, Ramona Garrett of Galveston; his son, Wyndol Wheatley and his girlfriend, Tammy of Orange; his stepson, Robert Berry of Orange; his brother, James W. “ Bo “ Wheatley and wife, Mae of Huxley, Texas; the mother of his children, Joyce Wheatley of Orange; his grandchildren, Ashley Wheatley of Yucca Valley, California and his adopted granddaughters, Savannah Gravett and Gillian Gravett. Dennis is also survived by his numerous nieces, nephews and members of his extended family and last but not least, Dennis is survived and will be missed by his K-9 Buddy, his Dachsund, Corky. Services to honor Dennis’s life will be at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, May 16, 2015 in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with Chaplain James Abshire, officiating. A gathering of Dennis’s family and friend will begin at 1:00 PM just prior to the services. Cremation will be held following the services and military honors will be performed by the Southeast Texas Veterans Service Group.
Betty Jean Coon Sheridan, 73, of Orange, Texas, passed away on May 9, 2015, in Lake Charles, LA. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm, Friday, May 15, 2015 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Pastor Damon Bickham of First Baptist Church of Deweyville. Entombment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation will be from 5:00pm-9:00pm, Thursday, May 14, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Monticello, Arkansas, on September 19, 1941, she was the daughter of Herbert S. Coon and Leslie Butler Coon. Betty was a member and a former president of the Ivy League Garden Club where she managed the annual production of the yearbook, and was a member of the Women’s Golf Association at Sunset Grove Country Club. She was a volunteer at Shangri La, and was a former member of The American Auxiliary Association of University Women where she created a cookbook to raise money for scholarships. Betty was a very talented artist who always brought a smile to your face, and touched the lives of many with her love and care. Her greatest love was her family, friends and home. Betty was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Hunter Sheridan, Jr.; sons, Kurt Stoneking and fiancée, Christin Bennett, of Lake Charles, Floyd Hunter Sheridan III and wife Ayda, of Tampa, Florida, and Cody Stoneking of Arizona; her grandchildren, William Sheridan, Alex Sheridan, Macie Bennett, and Taylor Bennett; brother-in-law, Hans Sheridan and wife Jean and their daughter, Andrea Sheridan; her sister, Judy Savola and husband Kari of North Carolina; nephew, Kyle Stanbrough; great nephews, Jacob Stanbrough, and Dillon Bailey; nieces, Tracey Stanbrough; great niece, Erica Stanbrough and a host of family and friends who all loved her.
Sadie Bell Nation Penick, 90, of Orange, Texas, passed away on May 12, 2015, at home surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be held at 10:00am, Friday, May 15, 2015, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Ray McDowell of First Church of The Nazarene. Cremation will be under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory. Visitation will be from 5:00pm-8:00pm, Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Starks, Louisiana, on September 25, 1924, she was the daughter of Pete Nation and Annie Mae Howard. Sadie was a resident of Orange for 70 years, worked at Equitable Bag for 40 years as well as working for Jones Nursing Home as a nurse’s aide. She was a member of First Church of The Nazarene, had a great work ethic and enjoyed working in her garden and crocheting. Sadie sacrificed a lot for her family and had a great love for people. She was known for her delicious Sunday meals of roast, rice and gravy, beans, potato salad, and banana pudding. be greatly missed by those that knew and loved her. Sadie was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband, John David Penick; and her siblings, Pete Nation, Jr., Fred Nation, Jane Stevenson, Bell Lawson, Ned Nation, and Kenneth Ray Nation. She is survived by her children, Tess Carter and husband Dr. John, of Tulsa, OK, Linda Taft, of Orange, Martha Foreman and husband Charles, of Lafayette, LA, Jerry Penick and wife Carolyn, of Orange, and Tammy Foust, of Orange; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Mary Katherine Buxton 60 of Littleton, Colorado, went home with the Lord May 8th 2015. She is preceded in death by her parents Ivan and Mary Wagner. Survived by her children, Jason Buxton , Dreama McHugh ,Britney Buxton. Siblings Dale ( Diana ) Wagner , Karen ( Wayne ) Oconnor , Kim Bornette , Cecilia ( Bryan ) Goins Numerous aunts , uncles nieces, nephews and cousins. Mary loved music, she had a beautiful voice that she shared with everyone, she also played the piano and organ , She collected many things her favorites were her tea cup collection along with her peacocks. Services to Honor Mary’s life will be at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the Pinehurst Pentecostal Church, 2111 40th Street, Orange, Texas 77630 with Reverend W. W. “ Bill “ Smith, officiating. Rite of Committal and Interment will follow services in the Jett Cemetery in Orange. A gathering of Mary’s family and friends will be from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Friday at Dorman Funeral Home in Orange.
Charles “Bo” Reed, 65, of Deweyville passed away in Beaumont on Monday, May 11, 2015. A Memorial Service will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Brother John Fortenberry of Calvary Baptist Church of Deweyville. He was born May 15, 1949 in Dequincy, LA to James and Mary (Kesyk) Reed. Bo was a welder, crane operator and avid outdoorsman. He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Mary Reed; brother, James “Buster” Reed; grandson, Richard Leonard and brother-in-law, Johnny Jerkins. He is survived by his wife, Beverly Reed and children, Mary Florer and husband, Rob, David Reed and wife, Lazhia, Daniel Reed and fiancée, Elise Welsh, Geneva Thompson, Dempsey Leonard, Debbie Reed and Jo, Katherine Reed and Sharon Clendnin and husband T.J. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Michael Leonard, Darren Thompson, Justin Krantz, Mercedes Williams, Summer Choate, Ashton Mclane, Dusty Rash, Devin Rash, Christopher Clendenin, Corbin Clendenin, Kane Clendenin, Zachary Florer, Kyle Florer, Reed Florer, Richard Leonard, Kassidy Reed, Zander Dubose and Kage Dubose; 16 great grandchildren; brother, Peaunt Reed and wife, Tracy and Rodney Reed and wife, Anita and sisters, Marilyn Reed and Cynthia Reed.
Charles Webb - Mr. Webb was born May 12, 1930 in Jonesville Louisiana to Houston Carter Webb and Gladys (Webb) Webb. Charles entered God’s Heavenly Kingdom at the age of 84 on May 10, 2015, peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving wife and family. He will be joyfully celebrating his 85th birthday with Jesus. Charles was a 1947 graduate of Lutcher Stark High School and a member of the Bengal Lancer Marching and Concert Band. He was a faithful member at McDonald Memorial Baptist prior to his illness and thoroughly enjoyed the fellowship of his Adult Five Sunday School Class. Charles was a long-time volunteer and board member of Orange Christian Services, RSVP for Senior’s and the Presbyterian Soup Kitchen for many years. He was a long standing member of the Kroger Koffee Klub with his retiree buddies. He got much satisfaction in delivering the pastry and bread donations to OCS and the Serenity House. Charles was an avid water skier. He and Garland Sims built their first pair of skis. They went to the Orange City Dock in Garland’s boat and tested the skis. Charles was the first person in Orange to be seen skiing. The Aqua Demons & Debs ski club was organized in 1954, performing in many states. Charles and Joette, along with three other members are remembered for skiing in a four hour marathon trip to Galveston for the Galveston Harvest Day Celebration. Charles was a charter member and instrumental in organizing the Orange Community Band in 1959. He retired from DuPont Sabine River Works in 1985 after 38 years of service. He served over 28 years before retiring from the Army Reserves as Master Sgt. Charles was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Joette Evans Webb; daughter Rhonda Jo Webb of Dickinson; Suzanne Webb Moreau of College Station and husband Chuck; He was fondly referred to as Dado by his grandchildren, Charles Brandon Moreau and wife Sarah; Chandler Webb Moreau and Dustin Kyle Moreau and Amanda Jo Webb Hope and husband Steven, all of College Station. He is also survived by two sisters, Virginia Merrington of Garland TX, JoAnn Turner of Lake Charles LA and brother, Duane Webb and wife Billie of Corpus Christi TX; many nieces, nephews and a host of friends. He will be greatly missed by his loyal companion cat, “Prince” and loving dog “Honey”. A special thanks to Oakwood Manor Nursing Home Staff in Vidor TX, Southeast Texas Hospice, his care-givers Gloria Bertrand and Dell Chambers during his final days at home. To all of our cherished friends and family we would like to show our appreciation for your continued prayers and servant hearts during this difficult time. The family requests that memorial donations may be made in his memory to Orange Christian Services or McDonald Memorial Baptist Church. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday May 16, 2015, at McDonald Memorial Baptist Church in Orange. A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., on Friday May 15, 2015 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Serving as pallbearers will be Brandon Moreau, Chandler Moreau, Dustin Moreau, Chuck Moreau, Steven Hope, Pleas Evans, Paul Evans and Duane Webb.