Obituaries
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.
Howard J. “Brub” Casto, 71 of Orange, Texas passed away, Sunday, April 6, 2014 due to complications of surgery. A Family Service will be held at the scattering of his ashes, as he requested. Friends are invited to a memorial service to be held from 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday, April 27 at his residence, 14075 F.M. 1442, Orange, Texas. Howard J “Brub” Casto was born in Ripley, West Virginia on March 4, 1943 to Howard and Mildred Casto. He served in the United States Army in Germany. Howard worked in the excavation industry throughout his life. He loved animals, and could never turn away a stray. Howard drove his own stock-cars for many years, and loved NASCAR racing. He was preceded in death by his parents, his lovely wives, Judith Berry Casto, and Carolyn Cook Casto, and two brothers, Gregory and Brian Casto. He is survived by sisters, Melissa Legg of Clermont, Florida, Renae Casto of Akron, Ohio, Sandra Brown and Pamela Bojo of Tuscaloosa Alabama, Carolyn Nicholas of Orrville, Ohio, Beverly Hardman of Bowling Green, Ohio; brothers, Brent Casto of Navarre Ohio and Aaron Casto of Columbus Ohio; girlfriend, Carol Kantosky; and all the beloved dogs and cats he took care of.
Juanita Coline Manuel, 72, of Orange, passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral Services will be 2 p.m., Monday, April 14, 2014, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Mr. Don Swanson, Mr. Chris Eppler, and Mr. Justin McCorkle of Mauriceville Church of Christ. Burial will follow at Wilkinson Cemetery in Mauriceville. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Bay City, Texas, on August 12, 1941, she was the daughter of Robert M. Vanness and Bertha Lillian Vanness. Juanita enjoyed collecting antiques and cooking. She was a member of Mauriceville Church of Christ and attended Bible Study class. She loved her family and will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents, and grandson, Cole Robert Johnson. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Bill Manuel, of Mauriceville; daughters, Sherry and Neil David of Groves, and Sharron and Monty Wood of Mauriceville; sons, William “Beaver” Manuel and Roseanna Spears, and Garry “Robbie” Manuel all of Mauriceville; grandchildren, Megan Borel, Daniel Wood, C.J. Johnson, Kayla Manuel, and Lyndie Manuel; great-grandchildren, Coy and David Johnson, Carson and Brydon Borel; brothers, James Robert Vanness of Angelton, Gary Wayne Vanness of West Columbia, and Roy Lynn Vanness of Conroe. For those wishing to make memorial contributions, they may be made to Mauriceville Church of Christ, P.O. Box 900, Mauriceville, Texas 77626.
Billy Donald Coleman passed away peacefully at his home on Friday April 11, 2014. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Jay Thomas of MacArthur Heights Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Monday at the funeral home. Billy was born in Detroit, Texas on April 26, 1929, the son of John Coleman and Bupha (Wilson) Coleman. He worked at Weingartens Grocery for 30 years as assistant manager at the East Town and Northway Shopping centers. He then retired from Danny's Food Center in West Orange. He was a member of MacArthur Heights Baptist Church. He was a deacon and in the past had served as Sunday School Superindent. His greatest joy was when his two great grandsons would come to see their PawPaw. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Olive Epps, and Bernice Gibson; two brothers, Edwin and Paul Coleman. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Margie Ringer Coleman, two sons Ronnie (Kellie) Coleman of Denwiddie, VA., Ricky (Sharon) Coleman of Bridge City; four grandsons, Brent Coleman, Derrick Coleman, Michael Coleman, and Garth Bowler, one granddaughter, Chelsea Coleman; two great grandsons, Carter Coleman and Canaan Moseley; and one sister-in-law, Virginia Coleman of Detroit, TX. Serving as pallbearers will be Brent Coleman, Derrick Coleman, Michael Coleman, Garth Bowler, Roger McKinney, and John LeJeune.
James “Jim” Ross McGee, 75, of Bridge City, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at his home with his family. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 14, 2014, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating will be Tony Goins of Bridge City Church of Christ. Burial will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Born in Brookhaven, Mississippi, on August 2, 1938, he was the son of John Pitt McGee and Winifred Ross McGee. Jim was a member of the Strategic Air Command of the United States Air Force and he also served in the Southeast Texas Military Funeral Detail. Jim worked as a process operator at DuPont in Orange for 36 years. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and loved woodworking as well as bird watching. He was preceded in death by his parents. Jim is survived by his wife, Faye McGee of Bridge City; daughters, Stacy Roberts of Deweyville, Teresa and her husband Matt Johnson of Fred, Rachel and her husband Travis Lobb of Bridge City; grandchildren, Caleb and Emily Roberts, Rebecca and husband John Wiseman, Cody and wife Lindsey Johnson, Garrett Johnson, Kendall and Madeline Lobb; and great grandchildren, Jayden Johnson, Macy, Colton, and Weston Wiseman, Tinsley Johnson; brother, John and his wife Joan McGee of Hemphill. Serving as pallbearers will be Caleb Roberts, Cody Johnson, Garrett Johnson, Kendall Lobb, Brice Willborn, Cullin Smith, Darrell Woodard, and Bob Forbes. For friends who desire memorial contributions they may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73123.
A.J. “Buster” Lapeyrolerie, 92, of Bridge City, passed away on April 9, 2014, at St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 12, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City. Officiating will be Reverend Steven L. Leger of St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, April 11, 2014 with a Vigil and Cursillo Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Buster was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on December 2, 1921. He enjoyed gardening, spending time with his family, dancing, traveling, and his yearly Navy reunion. Buster proudly served in the United States Navy in WWII and worked for DuPont SRW for 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arlie Joseph, Sr. and Aline Michel Lapeyrolerie, Aimee and Lefroy Falcon; sister, Neava Yentzen; brother, Stanford Lapeyrolerie; daughter-in-law, Sheri Fudge Lapeyrolerie; and grandsons, Brad Lapeyrolerie and James Lapeyrolerie. He is survived by his wife Audrey McCrory Lapeyrolerie, of Bridge City; daughters, Ann Lieby of Bridge City, Amy King of Port Neches, Janice Mahan and husband Frank of Groves, and Jean Lapeyrolerie of Port Neches; sons, Arlie and wife Karen Lapeyrolerie of Bridge City, Brad and wife Brenda Lapeyrolerie of Bridge City, Bill Lapeyrolerie of Orangefield, and Paul and wife Lisa Lapeyrolerie of Bridge City; sisters, Ula Perez, Mona Gaudin, and Ina Brownlow all of Louisiana; eighteen grandchildren, and seventeen great grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers will be Scott Mahan, Michael Lapeyrolerie, John Lapeyrolerie, Steven Lapeyrolerie, John Lieby, Vince Lapeyrolerie, and Jared King. Honorary pallbearers are Brad Lapeyrolerie, James Lapeyrolerie, Matthew Mahan, and Mark Mahan.
Linnes Hubbard passed away at his home in Orange, Texas with family on Tuesday, April 8, 2014after a brief illness. Linnes was born in Hemphill, Texas on November 23, 1934 and grew up in Jasper, Texas and surrounding area where he went to school and graduated from Jasper High School. Linnes worked for Bell Telephone Company for a few years as a lineman before joining the Jasper Police department where he became the Asst. Chief of Police. This began a long and very distinguished career in Law Enforcement that spanned more than 30 years. He left the Jasper Police department and began working for the Jasper County Sheriff's office for many years before joining the Orange County District Attorney’s office as their lead investigator. After a few years working with CITGO in Sulphur, La as the Head of Security, he returned to Orange to work as a Major with the Orange County Sheriff's office. Linnes was also professionally trained in criminal polygraph, hypnosis and was considered an expert in the field of fingerprints. He was called upon many times as an expert witness in criminal cases through the years. He was instrumental in solving many criminal cases, received numerous certifications in law enforcement topics, taught classes on law enforcement and received many awards and citations for his work in the law enforcement field. He was a strong but fair and caring man. He would give his last dime or the shirt off of his back to someone in need. He was the handyman of the neighborhood and never knew something he couldn't do. He helped numerous people and families through the years. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Elizabeth Hubbard; two brothers Frank and Ira Hubbard; three sisters, Bessie Smith, Grace Robinson and Lorene Robinson. He is survived by his wife Geraldine Cooper Hubbard of Orange; two sons, Charles Wayne Hubbard of Illinois; Raymond Eugene Hubbard and his wife Lorna of Orange; one daughter, Cheryl Hubbard Burns and her husband, Darren of Moss Bluff, LA; four grandchildren, Justin, Amanda, Kortney and Alicia; sister, Mary Jones of Kirbyville, Texas; one brother, Johnnie Hubbard of Oregon & numerous nieces and nephews.A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 10 am at Dorman Funeral Home in Orange, with gathering of family and friends from 9 am until service time; Chapel Mike Eaves will be officiating. Interment and committal service will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 2 pm at Newton City Cemetery in Newton, Texas. Cremation was entrusted to Dorman Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.
John Ward, 80, of Orange, passed away on April 8, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday April 11, 2014, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Andalusia, Alabama, on December 26, 1933, he was the son of John A. Ward, Sr. and Minnie C. (Harrelson) Ward. John loved spending time building furniture and giving it to his friends and family. He was preceded in death by his parents. John is survived by his wife, Florence Ward of Orange; daughters, Janis Trahan of Bronson, and Joyce Manuel of Anderson, South Carolina; Five Grandchildren; and Eighteen great-grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers will be Billy Trahan, Shannon Trahan, John Trahan, Jeffrey Trahan, Jason Miller, and Lee Latil.
Herminia “Minnie” Lopez Almazan, 76, of Deer Park and a former resident of Orange since 1963, joined her Heavenly Father on Friday, April 4, 2014, at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Brownsville, Texas. Funeral services will be Two O’clock p.m., Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Barry Bradley of First Baptist Church in Orange. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation will be 5 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2014 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Minnie was born in Brownsville, Texas, on September 13, 1937; she was the daughter of Justo Lopez and Aurora De la Fuente. She was joyfully married for 55 years to Pilar Sr., and moved their family to Orange, Texas in 1963 where she raised her children and made her home for 45 years. Minnie supported her husband as the preacher’s wife in their ministry to the Spanish speaking people at Mission Bautista in Mauriceville, and First Baptist Church Hardin. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Reverend Pilar Almazan Sr.; son, Daniel Almazan; and brothers Joel Lopez and Roger Lopez. Minnie is survived by her son, Pilar Almazan Jr. and wife Shirley of Friendswood; daughter, Sabrinna Cooper and husband Bob of Deer Park; grandchildren, Joseph and wife Celeste Cooper, Dr. Amanda Almazan, Wade Almazan, Elizabeth and husband Paul Rader; great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Nicolais, KateLynn, Mark, AshLynn, Ally, JosLynn, Eric, and Emma; sisters, Diana Campbell, Nellie York, Elizabeth Robles, and Becky Ramirez; brothers, Jesse Lopez, Justo Lopez Jr., and many nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers will be Robert Ramirez, Bob Cooper, Danny Lopez, Joseph Cooper, Wade Almazan, and Paul Rader. Honorary pallbearers will be Justo Lopez, Anastacio Robles, and Bobby Robles, Jesse Lopez.. Her family would like to acknowledge the Robles family; Elizabeth, Anastacio, Bobby, Sandy, and Ruth for the love and care given their mother.
Marco Kordie, 81, of Orange, died Sunday, April, 6, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Dr. Bob Webb from Trinity Baptist Church. Entombment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, with Masonic Rites performed by Madison Lodge 126 AF&AM. Serving as pallbearers will be members of Madison Lodge 126 AF&AM. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Born in Chunchula, Alabama, on April 10, 1932, Marco is the son of Peter M. Kordie and Pearlie Irene (Boothe) Kordie. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean War. He was the Kentucky Fried Chicken franchisee in the Golden Triangle area. He was a member of Madison Lodge 126 AF&AM, and El Mina Shrine, where he served as Potentate in 2003. He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Pearlie Kordie. Marco is survived by his wife Bobbie Kordie of Orange; sons, Mark and his wife Susan Kordie of Orange, Brian and his wife Rima Kordie of Katy; daughter, Karen Kordie of Houston; grandchildren, Jason Kordie, Jarred and his wife Kendra Kordie, Jeremy Kordie, Josh and his wife Kandis Kordie, Aaron Livingston, Kristen Kordie, and Sara Kordie; and eleven great-granchildren. For those who wish, memorials may be directed to Shriners Children’s Hospital.
The Celebration of Life for Mrs. Joyce M. Richard-Telford, 51, of Orange will be Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. Rites of Christian Burial will follow in Magnolia Memorial Gardens under the direction of Colonial Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the church. She died Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at her home. A 1982 graduate of West Orange-Stark High School, she recently was employed as a driver for Meals on Wheels. Joyce was preceded in death by her mother Juanita “Dosty” Richard, one brother Richard Bernard, and one sister Cynthia Richard. She leaves to cherish her memories, her loving husband Oscar Telford; her parents Curly Richard (Dorothy) of Orange, Texas; three brothers Stanley Richard (Odeha), Timothy Richard (Shirley) of Beaumont, Texas, & Donald Richard of Orange, Texas and Special Friends Jackie Galloway & Sue Manaway, God-Child Tracie Richard. And a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
 
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