Ramona Gay Tolman, 44, of Mauriceville passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014. Ramona was born in Baytown, Texas on November 25, 1969 to parents Hugh Broussard and Lorida Thibodeaux. She had lived most of her life in the Orange area and she was a dental assistant for many years at Sundown West Dental for Dr. Travis Miller DDS. She was a member of First United Pentecostal Church of Deweyville. Ramona loved people, making new friends or just helping a friend or a love one that needed a smile and her good loving heart. Ramona loved the outdoors; just hanging out with friends and family or just taking a ride to enjoy nature. She was preceded in death by her 1st husband, Blake Alan Twiner; mother, Lorida Thibodeaux. Ramona is survived by her husband, Kenneth Tolman of Mauriceville; daughters, Brittnie Stephenson and husband, Kurt of Deweyville, Courteney Twiner of Mauriceville, Tiffany Twiner of Orange, Jessica Twiner of Mauriceville; son, Blake Alan Twiner Jr. and wife, Cathy of Silsbee; father; Hugh Broussard of Orange; sisters, Tina Claybar of Austin, Lisa Ramirez of Sealy, Brenda Mhire of Lake Charles, Mildred Smith of Creole; brother, Hugh Lambert Broussard of Sulphur. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Blakely Stephenson, Blake Alan Twiner III, Blake Alan Pyle, Keith Lilley, father and mother in law, Patrick A. and Sarah LaRue Tolman; step son, Tharon Tolman of Silsbee and numerous extended family members. The family will hold a service to honor her life on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 2 pm at First United Pentecostal Church of Deweyville, with a gathering of family and friends from 12 noon until service time. Reverend Michael Orange will be officiating. Cremation arrangements were entrusted with Dorman Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family to help with the medical expenses for her daughter, Jessica Twiner, who is in the hospital in Galveston; you may contact Kenneth Tolman at (409) 779-5801. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com
Doris Day Neimann, 88, of Orange passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Doris was born on March 17, 1926 in Manning, Texas to parents Mae and Luther Day. She had lived in the Orange area since 1971 and was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed the outdoors, working in her garden and yard, going fishing and she had a large collection of dolls. . Doris loved spending time with her grandchildren and reading to them. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend who will be missed dearly. She was preceded in death by her 1st husband, Ralph Marion Shelton Sr.; 2nd husband, James C. Neimann; son, Ralph “Rick” Marion Shelton Jr.; brothers, R.B. Day, Aaron Day, Hubert Day, Robert Day; sisters, Jean Griffith. Doris is survived by her children, Linda Crotts of Atkins, South Carolina, Debra Reedy of Wichita, Kansas, Larry Shelton of Orange; brothers, Herman Day of Pasadena, Raymond Day of Dickinson, Harold W. Day of Huntington; sisters, Millie Turner of Lufkin, Joyce Kervin of Orange. She also survived by six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 5 pm until 9 pm at Dorman Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 2 pm at the funeral home, with Rev. Jeff Bell officiating. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com
Robert “Bobby” Eubanks, Sr., 89, of Deweyville, passed away on Saturday, April 19, 2014. A memorial service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 26, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Deweyville with Reverend Damon Bickham officiating. Bobby was born in Bay Minette, Alabama, on September 25, 1924, the son of Willie Vaughn Eubanks and Hattie (White) Eubanks. Bobby was a hunter of hogs, an avid horseman and a lover of animals especially dogs. He loved people and always checked on the sick and disabled, and was always willing to lend a helping hand. He touched so many lives. He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Brenda Eubanks, and sisters, Helen Russell and Monzee Dees. He is survived by his wife, Tommie Jo Eubanks of Deweyville; sons, Robert Eubanks, Jr and wife Sissy of Deweyville, Paul Eubanks of Orange, Joe Eubanks and wife Marian of Mobile, Alabama; step-son, Ty Greer and wife Becky of Orange; step-daughter, Lois Greer and husband Terry of Las Vegas, Nevada; brother, Billy Ray Eubanks of Bay Minette, Alabama; 13 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.
William Harold Force, age 94, died April 21, 2014 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 25, 2014, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Barry Bradley of First Baptist Church in Orange. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Orange. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home in Orange. Born February 15, 1920, Harold was one of five children of Henry and Jewell (Goolsby) Force. Harold attended Lutcher Stark High School before enrolling at Sam Houston College in Huntsville, Texas. Harold left college to work for Livingston Shipbuilding of Orange. He was employed as a pattern maker during the early years of World War II before joining the United States Navy. While in the Navy, Harold served in communications aboard ship in the battles of both Iwo Jima and Okinawa of the Pacific Theater. Following the war, Harold met and married Marguerite Oncale in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she worked as a registered nurse. They lived in Orange a short time before moving to West Orange where Harold had built his present home. It was in the pink granite house where Harold and Marguerite raised four children while working for Dupont as an instrument tech. He worked there for thirty-one years before retiring at the age of fifty-eight. Harold enjoyed fishing, gardening, and camping with Marguerite for many years during retirement. Active his entire life, Harold’s many projects continued to give him reasons to get up each morning. Harold attended the First Baptist Church of Orange. He was preceded in death by his wife Marguerite of sixty-four years; grandson Leif Hansen; and four siblings. He is survived by his children, Gayle Culp and husband Pat of Orange, Hal Force and wife Jodee of Alaska, Anita Hansen and husband Reidar of Denver, Colorado, Paul Force of Alaska; grandchildren Erika Mouser, Amy Force-Garrett, Jacob Force, Zachary Force; and two great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Southeast Texas Hospice, P.O. Box 2385, Orange, Texas 77631-2385.
Nedra Smith, age 99, died quietly at the Sabine House on April 5, 2014. She was five months short of her 100th birthday. Nedra was born on September 2, 1914, in Tupelo, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of E.C. and Lula Breedlove, and was one of eight children. In 1924 when Nedra was 10, her father, who was a banker, decided to move the family from rural Oklahoma to the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, a long trip by even today’s standards. There were four children in the family at that time, and the trip was made by automobile over primitive roads. The family settled in San Benito, where Mr. Breedlove began a long and distinguished banking career, which culminated in the ownership of the First National Bank of Harlingen, the largest bank in the Rio Grande Valley. Nedra graduated from high school in San Benito, and in her senior year she met the love of her life Wilburn Smith, who had moved to San Benito from Timpson in Shelby County. They fell in love, and were married in 1933. Times were bad because the country was in the midst of the Great Depression, but the young couple persevered, Nedra working as a legal secretary, and Wilburn in various sales jobs, mostly in the Rio Grande Valley. With the onset of World War II, the couple first worked for a large Valley based Construction Company building air fields all over Texas, and later for Dow Chemical in Freeport. At the end of the war Wilburn, who had maintained contact with two of his brothers during the war, met them in Orange after they were discharged from the service, and they began the family business on Green Avenue which later became Smith TV. Wilburn, John and Paul Smith were in business for 36 years, and at the beginning Nedra worked as a secretary in the construction department at DuPont while the plant was being built. After the business got on its feet Nedra became a stay at home mom, raising her two children, Jack and Scott. She was very active in the First Baptist Church of Orange as a Sunday School teacher, W.M.U. leader, and youth worker. Nedra was an avid bridge player, and loved horticulture. She was a founding member of the Leaf and Petal Garden Club, and later became a certified flower show judge. Nedra traveled all over Texas judging flower arrangements at various garden club and flower shows. Her interest in horticulture and flower arranging was a very interesting hobby, but Nedra’s best job was being the quintessential homemaker and mom, a job that is rare in these very different times. She loved her family, not only her children, but especially her brother and sisters, most of whom remained in the Rio Grande Valley. Family highlights were the long trips that were made to visit her brother and sisters and mom and dad every year. Long periods of time during the summer were spent in the valley, and especially at family beach homes on South Padre Island which was a highlight to both Jack and Scott. In later years, Nedra and Wilburn traveled widely, with cruises to the Mediterranean and Alaska, and even a trip to the wild game park in Kenya. She continued to be active in church and in her various clubs. After selling the family home on Rein Street she lived for over ten years at her townhouse on 23rd Street. She spent three years in Austin in assisted living, returning to the Sabine House in Orange last November. Nedra was a member of the “Greatest Generation”, that group of Americans that persevered through the Great Depression and World War II, who made a better life for their children, and a better nation for us all. She is preceded in death by her husband, Wilburn, her parents and five sisters and a brother. She is survived by her sons, John Cash Smith of Orange and Scott Smith of Austin, two grandchildren, David Cash Smith of Baytown and Christopher Scott Smith of Orange, and two great grandchildren, Sydney Smith and Cameron Smith of Orange. She is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Robert Polk of Dallas and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held for Nedra at Trinity Baptist Church after she is interred next to Wilburn at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Memorial Fund at Trinity Baptist Church, 1819 N. 16h Street, Orange, TX. The family expresses their sincere appreciation to the staff and employees of the Sabine House, and to Southeast Texas Hospice, because they took such loving care of our beloved “Nini”.
Murray Lee Harris, 96, of Tyler, TX, died Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Mother Frances Hospital after a short hospitalization for pneumonia. He was born in Yowell, Delta Co, TX, September 16, 1917, to William Womack Harris and Ruth Miller Harris. He was raised in Corsicana, TX, 1 of 5 siblings and of 13 cousins in a close-knit family. After attending the University of Texas, he followed in his father’s footsteps and pursued a legal career, graduating from Texas Law School in 1942. He then served as navigator for 4 years in the U.S. Navy aboard oil and gas tanker ships in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters during WWII, rising to the rank of First Lieutenant. Afterwards he joined his father in private practice in Quitman, TX, for several years until his election to Wood County Attorney in 1951-1952. From 1953 to 1957 he served as an Assistant U.S. attorney under William M. Steger in Tyler, TX. During this period he married Ruth Reavley of Nacogdoches, TX, and they had two children, Brent and Ruth. He eventually left this office to return to private practice in Orange, TX, where he partnered with Frank Hustmyre. He enjoyed his legal practice in Orange from 1957 to 1974, at which time he was appointed Clerk of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. He served in this capacity under U.S. District Judge Joe Fisher until 1980 when U.S. District Judge William Wayne Justice, a law school classmate of his, became Chief Judge and the clerk’s post was moved to Tyler. He continued as District Clerk in Tyler until 1992, when he assumed duties as special assistant to Chief Judge Robert M. Parker, a position he held until 1994. Retirement allowed for more time with friends and family, particularly his brothers, Rev. Marion Harris and William Wesley Harris, with whom he shared a love of raising Tennessee Walking Horses. A lifelong Baptist, he served as deacon and taught Sunday School at First Baptist Churches in Orange and Tyler for many decades. With memories large and small of the Great Depression and World War II, tempered by the love of and for family, friends and the Lord, he combined the understanding of a realist with an optimistic outlook, resulting in a view of life thoroughly imbued with insight, irony and humor. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, in 2003, siblings William Wesley Harris, Rev. Marion Harris and Elizabeth Harris Ayers, brother-in-law Rev. J.T. Ayers, and sister-in-law Florence Wilson Reavley. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Brent Reavley Harris and Deborah Rhodes Harris of Tyler, their children, Matthew Rhodes Harris and Meredith Lee Harris, and by his daughter and son-in-law, Ruth Lee Harris Yeager and Glenn Barnett Yeager of Tyler, and their children, Jordan Harris Yeager, Callie Ruth Yeager, and Austin Thomas Yeager. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law, JoAnn Harris Means and Terry Means of Aledo, TX, sisters-in-law, Julia Ben Majors Harris of Dallas and Eleanor Lee Harris of Tyler, brother-in-law Thomas Morrow Reavley of Houston, his cousin, Frances Harris Mahoney of Seguin, TX, as well as by many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons, Matt Harris, Jordan Yeager, and Austin Yeager, and his nephews, Majors Harris, Wes Harris, Tom Harris, Tim Harris, Robert Means, Tom Reavley, and Paul Reavley. A visitation was held at Lloyd James Funeral Home, 1011 East First Street in Tyler, TX, on Tuesday, April 22nd. Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Tyler, TX.
Jimmie Ladell Stewart, 76, of Orange, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 19, 2014; peacefully at Answered Prayer Assisted Living Facility surrounded by his family. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Pastor Daniel Rose, of Community Church, will be officiating. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Jimmie was born on June 13, 1937 in Rome, Georgia to Robert and Mary Lou Stewart. He served in the United States Air Force from 1956-1960. After his years of service in the United States Air Force, he was employed by Owens Illinois Paper Mill. He retired from the Paper Mill in 2005 after 45 years of employment. Jimmie loved to serve others; he volunteered at Community Christian School, Orange County Chapter of the American Red Cross, and Baptist Hospital Orange. He was also involved in the “55” and older group at church. Jimmie is preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 50 years, Catherine Stewart, one sister, and two brothers. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Doug Whitten; his two grandsons, Tyler and Ryan Whitten; four brothers; and very special friend, Nelda McGuire. Serving as pallbearers are Tyler Whitten, Ryan Whitten, Chuck James, Mike Hoffpauir, Bobby Anderson, and Brandon Brasseaux. Special thanks to Joan Williams and her staff at Answered Prayer Assisted Living Home. In lieu of flowers, his family has requested that donations be made to the Catherine Stewart Scholarship Fund at Community Christian School, 3400 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Orange, TX 77632.
Orbia B. Stephens, 83, of Orange, passed away on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at home in Orange. Visitation will begin Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. with a Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Bobby Hoffpauir of Second Baptist Church in Bridge City. Entombment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Born in Whitewright, Texas, on July 18, 1930, he was the son of Claude Stephens and Irline (Blanton) Stephens. Orbia was a proud member of the United States Air Force, and the HAM Radio Operator Club until Hurricane Ike. He worked as an accountant for Temple Inland, until he retired; he also volunteered with the literacy program of Orange. Orbia is preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Bethel Stephens, and daughter, Rebecca Stephens. He is survived by his daughter, Lisa and husband Ron Swiderski of Orange; granddaughters, Madison Swiderski and Sarah Swiderski; and sister, Dorothy Wann of Ozona, Texas. Serving as pallbearers will be Doug Venable, Larry Swiderski, Ron Swiderski, Donald Neff, E.J. McKay, and Glen Aldredge.
Georgia Romero, 72, of Orange, passed away on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Visitation will be from 1:30-3:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, 2014; with Funeral services following at 3:00 p.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Eric Bolenbaucher and Reverend Joe Reynolds. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Born in Port Arthur, Texas, on November 16, 1941, she was the daughter of Bertrand and Clodia (Davis) Trump. Georgia was a loyal and loving wife to her husband of 55 years, Harold L. Romero. She loved spending time with her family; especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also enjoyed cooking and baking. She was preceded in death by her parents. Georgia is survived by her husband, Harold L. Romero of Orange; son, Glen Romero of Orange; daughter, Vickie Renee and husband Jimmy Dillon of Orange; grandchildren, Weston and wife Danielle Dillon, Taryn and husband Lee Smith, Jaden Dillon, and Lauren Romero; great grandchildren, Colten Smith, Waylen Smith, Korbin Dillon, and Paityn Dillon; sisters, Velma Amodeo of Orange, Jewel Megason of Orange, and Pearl Colburn of Nederland. Serving as pallbearers will be Allen Romero, Rogerest Romero, Howard Romero, and Jerry Romero, Ronnie Slaughter, and Damon Mayfield.
DUSTIN KREG HOBBS of Palm Springs, California, formerly of Orange, passed away on April 15, 2014, in Palm Springs. A memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m., on April 24, 2014 at Silver Oaks Baptist Church in Orange, Texas. Kreg is preceded in death by his father, Philip Hobbs, his Grandparents, Elizabeth and Marion “Red” Hobbs, Grandparents, Doris and Alfred Neal “Jack” Jackson and Grandmother, Georgie Jackson. Kreg was born on July 15, 1971 and was a 1989 graduate from Orangefield High School where he played basketball, baseball, and football. Kreg loved to draw, write poems and cook. He loved his family and friends and was a loving, kind and gentle man. Kreg is survived by his daughter, and love of his life, Lily Catherine Hobbs, his Mother, Elaine (Jackson) Hobbs, brother, Philip Kirk Hobbs and wife Susan Sakmar, of Tiburon, CA, sister, Tammy Hobbs Maracky and husband, William, of Newton, MA, Nephews, Owen and Dallas Hobbs and Matthew, Lukas and Willie Maracky. He was also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends from all over the country. Kreg will be greatly missed by all who knew him, as he touched the lives of everyone whom he came in contact with.

Ralph Osborne, 65, of Orangefield, passed away on April 17, 2014 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 22, at Bridge Point Fellowship, 1355 W. Roundbunch Rd., Bridge City, TX 77611 Officiating will be Pastor Lance Faulkner. Burial will follow at R.S. Farmer Memorial Cemetery, located on the corner of Hwy. 327 and 3rd Street in Silsbee, TX 77656. Serving as pallbearers will be Gene Fury, Randy Martin, Fred Minton, Jesse Mitchell, Hoyt Myers, Kurt Guidry, Sonny Smith, and Kenneth Sirmons. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Monday at Claybar Funeral Home, 504 5th Street, Orange TX, 77630. Born in Port Neches, Texas, on April 25, 1948, Ralph was the son of Fred Regis Osborne and Dixie Charlene Branch. He was a United States Air Force veteran, who proudly served in Vietnam. Ralph was a Peace Officer, and retired from the Hardin and Orange County Sheriff’s Offices. He was currently a Peace Officer for Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Ralph was a member of Bridge Point Fellowship, in Bridge City, as well as a Shriner and member of the Masonic Lodge. He was very fond of music, and worked as a D.J. for many years. Ralph deeply loved his grandchildren, and his family was very important to him. He was preceded in death by his father, Fred Osborne; mother, Dixie Charlene Mason, and Step-father, Charles A. Mason. Ralph is survived by his wife, Norma Osborne; son, Ralph Osborne II and wife, Shanna; daughters, Stacie Osborne, Shan Myers and husband, Hoyt, Kelli Houghton and husband, Daniel II; grandchildren, Lauren, Leah, Isabella, Georgia, Payton, Alec, Cory, Treasure, and Mason; great-grandchildren, Bentley, and Emmit; and siblings, Mollie Osborne, Larry Osborne, Freida DeLaney, and Doyle Osborne.

Florence Hans Martinez went to be with the Lord Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Orange Villa Nursing Home in Orange, Texas. Florence was born in Galveston, Texas to Lena and Henry Hans on July 21, 1925. She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Martinez, Sr. and daughter, Loraine Achord. Florence is survived by her son, James A. Martinez, Jr. and daughter-in–law, Mary Elaine Kyzar Martinez. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Lois Cloud and Lucille Martinez. A graveside service will be held, Tuesday the 22nd of April at 1 p.m. at Green Oaks Memorial Park in Baton Rouge, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband of 60 years. In my mind, I can see Mama being welcomed in Heaven by family members who made it there before her. In the last 12 years, she was well taken care of by the nurses and staff at Orange Villa Nursing Home and Hospice, whom were so kind and helpful. We wish to express our grateful gratitude to everyone at Orange Villa; they did a wonderful job.

Reagan Taylor Alton Dugas life journey ended on April 15, 2014 from Pancreatic Cancer. He was diagnosed in September 2012 with Stage IV. In typical Reagan Dugas fashion, he outlived the predictions and expectations of MD Anderson and his oncologist in Austin. A memorial service will be 11am, Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Greg Pickering. Cremation will be held under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory. Reagan was born in Orange, Texas, on October 29, 1963, to the late Louis and Beth Dugas also of Orange, Tx. He graduated from West Orange-Stark High School in Orange, Tx in 1981 and from Lamar University in Beaumont, Tx in 1991 with a BS in Criminal Justice. He is survived by brothers L. Clay Dugas of Beaumont, Tx, niece Francis Dugas, nephews Will, Alex and Logan Dugas all of Austin, Tx; brother Evin Dugas and wife Janet W. Dugas, nephews Evin C., George W. and Charles Dugas of Lakeway Tx; sister Mary Hester and nephews Ron and Chris Kinard of Beaumont, Tx; and Karen Elizabeth Walden and Husband Don Walden of Lakeway, Tx and niece Ashley Elizabeth Wassik and husband Justin Wassik of Austin, Tx. Reagan won several awards in sales and was a Top Producer in Insurance Sales for NCF in 2001. He loved sports including the Texas Longhorn football and basketball teams as well as the Spurs, the Cowboys, the Texans and the Rangers. He was well read and enjoyed animals, fiction, music and politics. After moving to Austin, he kept up with friends and family from Orange and stayed in contact through the end. Reagan moved to the Austin area in 2010 and was employed by Stock Building Supply in sales from June 2012 through his death. Friends and family were vital to Reagan and he saw visitors through his final days. He battled Pancreatic Cancer valiantly accepting every challenge chemotherapy and the disease presented and through it all, Reagan never complained or questioned why he was afflicted. He greeted strangers at MD Anderson and Texas Oncology in elevators, chemo chairs and waiting rooms with enthusiasm and positive energy and made them feel relaxed and comfortable even though he was going through as much or more than them. Through 19 months of fighting pancreatic cancer, he never once complained about his disease, his condition or his circumstances. He soldiered on with dignity and grace regardless of pain or discomfort. He was strong to the end. He made everyone who encountered him through his journey with Pancreatic cancer feel stronger than they thought they were. His family would like to thank Stock Building and Supply and all of the employees at the Austin location who supported Reagan and allowed him to keep his job to the end; his friend Bubba Collier of Austin; his caretakers Matthew White and Liz Olorunsogo; Dr. Punit Chadha, his oncologist in Austin and all of the nurses and staff at Texas Oncology in South Austin and MD Anderson and Dr. Milind Javle. The family would request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network or www.PanCan.org or any other cancer charity.

Dorothy Mae Anglin, 72, of Orange, passed away on April 16, 2014, at Answered Prayer living facility in Orange. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park. Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons, Chad Scales, Keegan Smith, Anthony Gunn, Joseph Sonnier Jr., and Brandon LeBlanc. Honorary pallbearers will include, Jeremy Sonnier and Jordan LeBlanc. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Orangefield, Texas, on October 10, 1941, she was the daughter of Levastie LeBlanc Sr. and Hortense Bergeron. Dorothy was a dedicated homemaker, and worked, alongside her husband, as a beekeeper for twenty-five years. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who will be deeply missed. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, J.C. LeBlanc, Butch LeBlanc, and Leona LeBlanc. She is survived by her husband of fifty-four years, Billy M. Anglin; daughters, Cheri Walston and husband, Rick, Cindy Gunn and husband, Chris, Linette Bell and husband, Dennis; grandchildren, Chad Scales and wife Desiree, Keegan Smith, Anthony Gunn, Joseph Sonnier Jr., Brandon LeBlanc, Kaycie Gunn, and Keelie Smith; great-granddaughter, Rylee Scales; siblings, J.W. LeBlanc, Levastie LeBlanc Jr., Margaret Saucier, and Mae McGowan.
Nancy M. “ Sally ” Brown, 83, of Hartburg, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Christus Hospital – St. Elizabeth in Beaumont following an illness. Born on April 11, 1931 in San Augustine, Texas to her parents, Levie Horton and Elizabeth (Hopson) Horton, she had resided in the Hartburg Community for 53 years, had previously lived in Vidor, she was a member of the Hartburg Baptist Church and a homemaker. Sally was an avid outdoors person, in her early life she enjoyed fishing and hunting and she also enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Sally is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Utah “ Toy “ Brown; her brother, Oran “ Pete “ Neely; her sister, Bonnie Skibo and her infant son, Toy Dale Brown. Those who will honor her memory are her daughter, Nancy “ Sissie “ Brown of Hartburg; her sons, Arlon Davis and wife, Sondra of Orange and Victor Brown and wife, Kelly of Deweyville; her sister, Georgia Leone of Beaumont; her brother, Shirley Horton and wife, Della of Deweyville; her grandchildren, Jonathan Davis, Emilee Davis, Jeremie Estillette, Angeliea Williams, Victoria Arpin, Eden Burke, Josh Brown, Hope Brown, Jessica Hatch, Chelsea Hathaway and Dustin Hathaway; twelve great grandchildren and Sally is also survived by numerous members of her extended family. Services by which to remember and honor Sally’s life will be at 10:00 A.M. Friday, April 18, 2014 at the Hartburg Baptist Church in Hartburg. Officiating will be Reverend Fred Rainey. Rite of Committal and Interment will follow services where she will be laid to rest next to her husband at the Deweyville Cemetery in Deweyville. A gathering of Sally’s family and friends for a time of reflection will be from 5:00 P. M. until 9:00 P. M. Thursday at the church. Services are under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Condolences may be expressed for the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.
Myra A. Wright, 81, of Bridge City, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, April 14, 2014, at Baptist Hospital in Orange. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 18, 2014, at First Baptist Church in Bridge City. Officiating will be Brother Lynn Ashcraft. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00, Thursday at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Born in Pine Mountain, Georgia, on May 20, 1932, Myra was the daughter of James Thomas Armstrong and Margaret Frances Myhand. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Bridge City and enjoyed the many years she faithfully served rocking and playing with the babies in the nursery. Myra loved gardening, visiting with her neighbors, and spending time with her family as well as her dog, Missy, who was a loyal companion. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Frances Armstrong; husband of 42 years, Bruce V. Wright; 3 brothers; and 4 sisters. Myra is survived by her daughter, Debbie Richardson and husband, Mike of Silsbee; sons, Don Wright and wife, Kris of Orange, David Wright and wife, Sharon of Bridge City; daughter, Pat Stanton and husband, Donnie of Bridge City; grandchildren, James and Jennifer Wright, Catie and Ken Snow, Carly and Michael Broussard, Olivia and Josh Everitt, Michaela Richardson, Bruce Wright, Bethany Stanton, Nick Stanton; and 6 great-grandchildren with 1 on the way. She is also survived by her sister, Peggy Smith of Pine Mountain, Georgia; sister-in-law, Millie Warr and husband, Oren of Center; and special great-niece, Melissa Crim and husband, Stephen of Nederland. Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons, James Wright, Ken Snow, Michael Broussard, Josh Everitt, Bruce Wright, and Nick Stanton. Honorary pallbearers are the Deacons of First Baptist Church in Bridge City. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church in Bridge City; 200 West Roundbunch Road, Bridge City, Texas 77611; (409) 735-3583.