Doris Spell crossed over peacefully to her heavenly home on Tuesday Dec 16, 2014. Born in Jefferson County, August 1 1944, she was a lifelong Texas native. She hever had children of her own, but she loved and cared for many children of family and friends who lovingly referred to her as "Aunt Doris". She was a constant care giver for many family members and friends sharing her heart of gold and caring with loving endearment. She is survived by her brother, Alton Gregg in Germany, Elizabeth "Aunt Sally Mae" Raines in Alabama and many neices, nephews and dear friends. Her loving "neice", Anniece Brown Andress, was her constant loving companion for the past year and kept her laughing and uplifted. Laura Badeaux is one of her dear best friends, since childhood, and has shared many memories together. Rachael Michelle Brown, daughter of Anniece, adopted her as her "second mother" and remembers all she taught her and especially the time they spent in Germany together for a month. She is in her heavenly home now and will be dearly missed by many friends, family and the loving attendants who cared for her at her home daily throughout her life including but not limited to Millie, Carolyn, DeeDee and many others, and her loving home nurse Rick Gray. You left footprints on our hearts, Doris, and We all love you dearly. and will see you again in heaven. May you be at peace now, my angel friend.
Bill R. Weisman, 92, passed away at his home in Orange, TX. He was raised on a farm growing up and attended Monett High School. Bill was enlisted in the 203 C.A. AA on September 19, 1940 and was discharged September 19, 1941. He served with the 5th Air Force 348th fighter group in the South Pacific from December 31, 1943 to January 9, 1946. Bill married Lavern Russell on April 15, 1942. He started work at European Import Liquor in Beaumont, TX, later became the manager of Amuny's liquor stores. He then entered the wholesale liquor with McKesson and Robbins as a sales person and retired in January 1984. Bill and Lavern were owner of Bill's Burger Barn and Cacey Motel in Vidor, Midway Motel and Midway Gulf in Bridge City, Bill was also owner of B&B Auto with his son Barry in Vidor. Bill was a member of First United Methodist Church in Vidor since June 17, 1951. While he lived in Vidor he was a member of the Vidor Volunteer Fire Department. He was a dispatcher for Bridge City Volunteer Fire Department when he was the owner of the Midway Hotel. He was a Charter member in Bridge City Rotary Club and a member of the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce. He served on the Bridge City Planning and Zoning and on the Advisory Board on the Bridge City Council. His wife Lavern Weisman deceased on March 15, 2000. He married Emily Lou Weisman on May 15, 2002. His visitation will begin at 6:00 pm Friday, December 19, 2014 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, December 20, 2014 at First United Methodist Church in Vidor, with entombment following at Restlawn Memorial Park. Bill is survived by his wife Emily Weisman of Orange, TX, sons, Bobby and Marcia in Walnut Hill, FL, Barry and Susie in Orange, TX; 4 grandchildren Tammy Weisman in Longview, TX, Suzanne Gresham in Vidor, TX, Brandon Weisman in San Diego, CA, and Stacy Brown in Houston, TX, 6 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. Bill was preceded in death by his parents Clyde and Cora Weisman, brothers Ronald and Russell Weisman, and son Billy Weisman.
Floyd W. “ Troy ” Leach, 69, of Vinton, Louisiana, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, following an illness. Born on April 19, 1945 in Many, Louisiana to his parents, Nattie Mae (Oxley) Leach and Milford James Leach, he lived in Vinton since 1989 and lived previously in Bridge City. Troy was of the Christian faith and he worked as a Contract Administrator in the Chemical Refining Industry. Troy enjoyed hunting, camping and being in the outdoors. Troy was a very smart man, a loving husband, he enjoyed riding four wheelers, popping fireworks and spending time with his dog, J. R. Troy is preceded in death by his parents; his uncle, Hubert Oxley and members of his extended family. Those who will most cherish his memory are his wife of 51 years, Linda Ann Norwood Leach of Vinton, Louisiana; his sons, Troy Dale Leach and wife, Diana of Bridge City and Tracy Keith Leach and his girlfriend, Shani Thompson of Orange; his sister, Dorothy Mae Cotton and husband, Ray of Starks; his brother, Charles Leach of Orange; his grandchildren, Lacy Morgan Leach, Miranda Leach Harmon and husband, Caleb, Alana Leach, Devin Young and Dakota Young. Troy is also survived by numerous members of his extended family. Graveside services to remember and honor Troy’s life will be at 10:00 A. M. Friday, December 19, 2014 at the Fort Jesup Cemetery near Many, Louisiana. Reverend Wade Penfield will officiate. A gathering of Troy’s family and friends will be from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Thursday at Dorman Funeral Home in Orange.
Roxie Anne (Huffman) Lormand-Born November 22, 1962 (Thanksgiving Day) in Beaumont to William John (Bill) Huffman and Lillie B. Culbertson, Roxie died suddenly on December 14, 2014 at her home in Orange. Her husband, Richard Lormand, survives, in addition to her father (and wife, Charmaine) of Henderson; her mother, of Nederland; her sister, Andrea Lynn Trahan (and husband, Irby II) of Groves; sister, Cindy Willis (and husband, Herbert) of Sulphur Springs; aunt, Carol Dwyer, of Groves; aunt, Betty Blackmon, of Beaumont; nieces and nephews, Irby Trahan III, Peter Solomon Trahan, Sara Grace Trahan, Lane Thomas Breaux, Victoria Marie Binagia, and Cade Willis; half-brothers and half-sisters, Chuck Johnson, Richard Johnson, Jeff Johnson, Suzanne George and Jacquelyn Galindo; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. Roxie graduated Nederland High School, Lamar College and Southeast Texas College of Law. She was an attorney who helped many people over her career. Texas Bar Journal listed Roxie as one of the five attorneys or firms grossing maximum awards on asbestosis-silicosis cases (she being the only solo practitioner of the five). Having been privileged to be a Miss Texas contestant, Roxie also loved plants and animals. Among those she raised were kangaroos, Great Pyrenees dogs, Himalayan cats, parakeets, varieties of fish, deer, llamas, emus, cockatiels, pet dogs, Bandit, Smiley, and Sunshine the cat. Family was very important to Roxie, who was pre-deceased by grandparents, William J. and Mildred Huffman, Ehrle and Helen Blackmon; step-father, Daniel Ray Culbertson; uncle, Billy Ehrle Blackmon; uncle, Morgan Blackmon; uncle, Wayne Patterson; and cousin, Vickie Blackmon. A member of First United Methodist Church, Nederland, (104 N. 13th St., Nederland, Texas 77627) from an early age, the family requests memorials be directed to the United Methodist Army of that Church.The Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 27, 2014 at First United Methodist Church in Nederland.
Olan Ray Sanders, 72, of Orange, passed away on December 17, 2014, at his home in Orange. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 19, 2014 at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be Father Joseph Daleo of St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange. Burial will be 11:30 a.m., Friday at Consolata Cemetery in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Born in Iota, Louisiana, on May 19, 1942, Olan was the son of Jessie Lee Sanders and Louise Andrepont Sanders. Olan was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. He loved being outdoors and spending time with his family. He is survived by his daughter, Donna Sonnier and husband, Curtis; son, Neil Sanders and wife, Julie; step-daughter, Wendy Stephens Magness and husband, Robbie; grandchildren, Josh Sonnier, Olivia Sanders, Chris and Jamie Fruge, Timothy, Derian and Braden Magness and Devin and Jacob Breaux; great grandchildren, Shelby Sonnier and Keylyn Nunez; brother, Mervin Sanders and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4300 Meeks Drive, Orange, Texas 77632.
Louanna Granger, 77, of The Woodlands and formerly of Orange, passed away on December 13, 2014, at her home. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm, Friday, December 19th, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Deacon Eddie Blankenstein of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Orange. Burial will follow at Granger Cemetery in Orangefield. In honor and remembrance of Mrs. Granger, her family has asked that those who attend the funeral please wear something purple. Visitation will begin at 4:00 pm on Thursday with the Rosary and Wake service beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Claybar Funeral Home. She was born in Abbeville, Louisiana, on February 17, 1937 to the late Savoy and Paula Theriot Simon. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Orange, was a devout Catholic who was at Mass every morning and enjoyed collecting Madonna’s. Mrs. Granger was a Dallas Cowboys fan, loved the home shopping networks, watched the rodeos on TV, she especially enjoyed the bull riders, and John Cena was her favorite professional wrestler. Most of all she loved being with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Savoy and Paula Simon, husband, Donald “Curly” Granger, and her brothers and sisters. Louanna is survived by her daughter, Elaine Fay Dobbins, and husband, James, of San Leon, grandchildren, Brandy Kinder-Hanson and husband, Scott, Heather Kinder, David Dobbins, Cody Dobbins and wife, Elizabeth, Tanya Sterling, and Kelly Granger, great-grandchildren, Kaylee Rodriguez, Kirsten Hanson, Gunnar Nunn, Gage Hanson, Logan Dobbins, Chloe Dobbins, and Corbin Sterling. She is also survived by her beloved dog, Molly.
Edith Faye Sneed Rosenblad Roberts, 50, of Orange passed away on Monday, December 15, 2014 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Edith was born on May 26, 1964 in Groves, Texas to parents, Mary Ellen (Peveto) and Martin Marion Sneed Sr. She was a lifelong resident of the Orange area and had worked many years at Sneed's Shipbuilding as a secretary. She enjoyed doing crafts and art; she especially loved making Christmas decorations. Edith was a loving person, who will be dearly missed. She was preceded in death by her brother, Martin Marion Sneed Jr.; nephew, Martin Marion Sneed III. She is survived by her husband, Grover L. Robert Jr. of Orange; daughter, Laysha Wilson and husband, Thomas Christopher of Bridge City; parents, Martin Sneed Sr. and Mary Ellen Sneed of Bridge City; sister, Audrey Peck and husband, Charles of Bridge City; brother, Clyde Sneed and wife, Judy of Mont Belvieu; step children, Fran Roberts of Katy, Timothy T. Roberts of Atlanta, GA, Grover Roberts III of Orange, Darius Roberts of Orange, Emmanuel Roberts of Orange. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Gavin Wilson, Rylee Wilson, sixteen step grandchildren, two step great grandchildren and her special friends, Alonda Callahan, Trica Kirkland Williams and Lisa Edgerly. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 1 pm at Dorman Funeral Home, with a gathering of family and friend from 11 am until service time. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park. Honoring Edith as pallbearers will be Joshua Roy, Christopher Sneed, Sean Sneed, Jeremy Guillory, Dominic Gillard and Zedrick Phillips. Honorary pallbearer is Gavin Rosenblad Wilson.
The Celebration of Life for Mr. Adam J. Frank, Jr., 65, will be Friday, December 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Brentwood Baptist Church, 13033 Landmark, Houston, TX 77045. Rites of Christian Burial will follow in Houston National Cemetery under the direction of Sparrow Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday morning from 9:00 until 10:50 a.m. at the church. He passed away on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 with his family by his side.
The Celebration of Life for Mrs. Julia Jacobs, 103, will be held during a Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 12 noon at St. Therese Catholic Church. Rites of Christian Burial will follow in Hollywood Community Cemetery under the direction of Sparrow Funeral Home. A Prayer Vigil will be held Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. at the funeral home. Ladies Auxiliary Services will be at 9:30 a.m., and a Rosary will be prayed at 9:45 a.m. all at the funeral home. Visitation will be from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. She died Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Clairmont Nursing Home in Beaumont, TX. Residing in Orange some 80 years, she was a lifelong and active member of the St. Therese Catholic Church. She was a 50 year member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of St. Peter Claver, Court #44. She was also a member of the Ladies Sodality and the Catholic Daughters. Loved ones left to cherish her memories are daughter and son-in-law, Mary Julia and Dr. Hubert Monroe of Beaumont, TX, two sons and daughter-in-laws, Alvin and Margaret Jacobs of Katy, TX and Adam “Windy” and Dorothy Jacobs of Orange, five grandchildren, Gerald Smith of Shreveport, LA, Reginald Jacobs (Dana) of Missouri City, TX, Ursula Monroe Patterson (Thomas) of Mansfield, TX, Anessia Rene' Jacobs Chambers (Carlos) of Sugarland, TX, Kimberly Monroe of Beaumont, and seven great grandchildren. Also a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends, and Mrs. Mary S. Crossley, a special spiritual daughter.
Mary Alice Durand Borel, 90, of Port Arthur passed away December 13, 2014 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital, Beaumont, TX. She was born on November 8, 1924 at the family home “Grand Bois” in St. Martinville, LA to John Marie and Isabelle Pedeaux Durand. Mary received her education from Isle Labbe and Sisters of Mercy Catholic School in St. Martinville, LA. Mary married Alton James Borel Sr., the love of her life, on May 17, 1944. Mary and Alton then moved to Port Arthur, TX where she devoted her time and effort to raise and educate her children. Mary is preceded in death by her husband of 68 years Alton James Borel, Sr., her brothers, Larry Durand, Paul Durand, Alcee John Durand, Marin Durand and her sister, Joyce Decourt. She is survived by her 6 children: Alton Borel, Jr. and wife Linda of Taylor Landing, TX, John Borel and wife Cathie of Eagan, MN, Alice Moore and husband Jerry of Port Neches, TX, Ann Duchamp and husband Glynn of Port Arthur, TX, Gail Freeman and husband Gary of Nederland, TX and Judy Nesbitt of Nederland, TX. She is a “Granny” to 11 grandchildren; Marc Borel, Jill Borel Tassin, Casha Duchamp Kersey, Cory Freeman, Tommy Moore, Brad Moore, Mitch Duchamp, Clint Moore, Clay Freeman, Cole Nesbitt, and Callie Nesbitt as well as 8 great grandchildren; Fisher Tate, Jolie Tassin, Jillian Tassin, Trapper Kersey, Kimber Kersey, Jolene Nesbitt, Creux Freeman, and Scarlett Nesbitt. She is also survived by her sisters, Loretta Theriot and her husband Alex “Donnie” and Isabelle “Izzy” Daspit and her husband Willard. A gathering of her family and friends will be held on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a vigil at 6:00 p.m. at Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home, Port Arthur. The family will also receive friends Wednesday December 17, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. At 9:30 a.m. the procession will begin from the funeral home to St. James Church for the mass at 10:00 a.m. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at St. James Catholic Church in Port Arthur with interment to follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves. To send condolences, please visit The family appreciates flowers, plants or charitable donations to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.
Lenora Peveto Clark, 76, of Buna passed away on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Pinehurst Nursing and Rehabilitation. Lenora was born on July 15, 1938 in Orange, Texas to parents Beulah (Lincomb) and Vernon Peveto. She had lived in Orange most of her life and she served her county in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Lenora worked at Hermann Baptist Hospital in Orange as an nurse for many years. She enjoyed reading, making quilts and caring for her beloved pet, Rowdy. Lenora was a loving person, who will be missed dearly by all. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Peveto; husband, Cordell Clark; brother, Ralph Peveto. Lenora is survived by her son, David Wayne Peveto and his wife, Caroline of Mount Vernon, WA; sister, Anna Sue Latham of Orange; grandchildren, David Lee "DL" Peveto, Misty Dawn Peveto; nieces, Molly Latham Schilling and husband, Charles of Bridge City, Mary Latham Brandli and husband, Mark of Hemphill; nephew, Lamar Clint Latham and wife, Judi of Crowley, LA. She is also survived by special friends and care givers, Roger and Mary Burks of Buna, Donna Cloud of Deweyville, Janet Moore of Vidor, numerous great grandchildren and great nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 10 AM at Bland Cemetery in Orange, with Rev Steven Burks officiating. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home.
Juanita Dunn Perry, 74, lifelong resident of Mauriceville passed away Saturday, December 13, 2014 at her home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00am, Thursday, December 18, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Entombment will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, Wednesday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Mrs. Perry was born January 11, 1940 in Orange to the late Wilson and Eloide (Linscomb) Dunn. She was a teacher with Orangefield Independent School District and retired after 30 years of making a difference in children’s lives. She was also a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Mauriceville.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilson and Eloide Dunn; husband, Garlan Perry and is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Diana Perry of Mauriceville; her daughter and son-in-law, Liska and Chris Pilsner of Columbus and her grandchildren and their spouses, Steven and Stori Perry of Huntsville, Brandon Perry of Mauriceville, Caleb Pilsner and Conley Pilsner both of Columbus. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters-in-law, Andy and Kathy Dunn of Orangefield, Derry and Jane Dunn of Mauriceville, Danny and Jan Dunn of Houston and Tommy and Dottie Dunn of Mauriceville, her sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Keith Melancon of Round Rock and a host of extended family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to her church, First United Methodist of Mauriceville, P.O. Box 939, Mauriceville, TX 77626.
Pannal Lynwood Sanders, 83, of Orange died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at Harbor Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. Visitation is from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, December 14 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, December 15 at First Baptist Church, Orange with the Rev. Barry Bradley officiating. A private burial will precede the memorial at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in West Orange. Pall bearers will be Alan Sanders, Jim Sanders, Steven Sanders, Jordan Gray, Aaron Sanders, David Sanders, Tyler Sanders and Carter Sanders. Born September 24, 1931 near Dry Creek, La. to Pannal Ethan and Ada Lorraine (Green) Sanders, Lynwood was raised in DeQuincy, La. and was graduated from DeQuincy High School where he played sports, was an All-State Center and Class of 1950 salutatorian. He married Doris Ellen (Cox) of Oakdale, La. in 1954. He attended Louisiana State University and was graduated from LSU Law School in 1957. He moved his family to Orange on June 1, 1957. He remained licensed in both Texas and Louisiana, practiced real estate/banking law and was an owner of Sabine Title Company until his passing. He worked in politics in Louisiana during his college years and served from about 1988 until 2002 as Orange County Democratic Party Chairman. He worked to elect Congressman Charlie Wilson in 1973 and for 24 years his law office served as Orange County "home base" for Wilson. He conducted the title work for construction of Toledo Bend Reservoir, keeping a satellite office in Hemphill. He was appointed by Gov. Ann Richards to fill an unexpired term on the Texas Water Development Board from 1994-1998 and helped gain loan funds for local water and sewer improvement projects. Lynwood was an avid hunter and active in the Sabine Chapter of Ducks Unlimited. He received a lifetime achievement award from Sabine DU in October. He provided support for the Moore-Odom Wildlife Foundation and Mottled Duck Sanctuary on marshlands associated with his "Mansion on the Marsh" camp in the Cove area of Orange. A lifetime member of Orange Rotary, he served as president, assistant district governor and is in the District 5910 Hall of Fame. Earlier this month, he received a lifetime achievement award from Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce for his service and dedication to the community. He was an active member of First Baptist Church, Orange and recently provided funding for a prayer/walking trail on church property. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 49 years, Doris; and sister, Aileen Nugent of Pineville, La. He is survived by daughter Ann and husband, Everett Spencer of Ovilla, TX.; sons Alan Sanders and wife, Myra of Pearland, TX.; Jim Sanders and wife, Pam of Cypress, TX.; Steven Sanders and wife, Donna of Baton Rouge, La.; grandchildren Alysse Gray; Jordan Gray and wife, Carly; Aaron Sanders and wife, Holly; Katie Sanders; David Sanders and wife, Myranda; Shaun Kelley; Leana Kelley; Tyler Sanders and wife, Olivia; Meagan and husband, Ken Johnson; Kayla Sanders; Carter Sanders; and Abbie Sanders; and nine great-grandchildren. Donations may be sent to First Baptist Church, Orange walking trail fund; Sabine Ducks Unlimited; or Orange Rotary Scholarship Fund.
Vernus M. Adams, 78, of Mauriceville, passed away on December 12, at her home. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am, Tuesday, December 16, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Delphyn Meeks, of St. Maurice Catholic Church in Mauriceville. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Bridge City. Visitation will be from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, Monday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, with a Christian Wake Service at 6:00pm. Born in Broussard, Louisiana, on June 21, 1936, Vernus was the daughter of Jerome Malagarie and Lizzie Mae (Boutte) Malagarie. She was a member of St. Maurice Catholic Church as well as St. Maurice Altar Society. Vernus will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dallas P. Adams; and her siblings, Paul Malagarie, Carroll Malagarie, Jimmy Malagarie, Joyce Reynolds, Mike Malagarie and Miriam Malagarie. She is survived by her sons, Clint Adams and wife, Dana, of Mauriceville, Clay Adams and wife, Kelly, of Mauriceville; Her four grandchildren, Krista Adams, Ryan Adams, Roni Adams, and Gates Adams; her brother, David Malagarie and wife, Linda, of Spring; and her sister in law, Kay Malagarie, of Chester, Texas.
Albert Lynn " Bear " Braneff, Sr., 70, passed from this life on Monday, December 8, 2014 at his residence. Born on September 19, 1944 in DeQuincy, Louisiana to, Elma Christine Howard Braneff and Simon Braneff, he was a resident of Mauriceville, TX and native of Starks, LA. Bear worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator in the Oil & Gas Industry and he served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Bear was a member of the Silver Oaks Baptist Church in Mauriceville, a lifetime member Veterans of Foreign War Post 2775 in Orange where he served as the Post Commander for three consecutive years, and the Vietnam Veterans Association where he served as President for one year. Bear was very much a people person who never met a stranger, he enjoyed tinkering with cars, especially his 1967 Shelby Cobra which he enjoyed cruising in parades. Bear is preceded in death by his parents, Simon and Christine; one sister, Margaret Ruth Wales; one sister-in-law Annette Frueh Braneff; three nephews, Larry Wesley Wales, Philip and Shon Holden Braneff; and one niece, Wanda Dean Wales Trahan and his granddaughter, Angel Kellie Albarado. Those who will most cherish his memory: his son, Albert Lynn Braneff, Jr.; his daughters, Chantell Lynn Braneff Hoyt of Mauriceville, TX, Cynthia Kellie Braneff and fiancé, Chad Blanchard of Houma, LA and Jolie Ann Braneff LaRose of Katy, TX; his brothers, Simon Eugene Braneff of Starks, LA, Larry Ray Braneff and wife, Rebecca of Starks, Ronald Lee Braneff of Hearne, TX, and Prentiss Holden Braneff of Starks; his sister, Christina Rose Braneff Felice and husband, William of Starks; his grandchildren, Kyle Levi Braneff, Gabrielle Lynne LaRose, Kathryn Aimee McElroy, Christine Kellie and Cullin Paul Blanchard, Garrett Levi LaRose, Gavin Lee LaRose and Cade Paul Blanchard. Bear is also survived by numerous members of his extended family and friends. Graveside Services with Military Honors to honor Bear’s life will be at 11:00 A.M. Friday, December 12, 2014 at the Clark Cemetery in Starks, Louisiana. Officiating will be Reverend Ed Rawls, pastor of the Silver Oaks Baptist Church in Mauriceville. The procession to the cemetery will depart Dorman Funeral Home at 10:00 A.M. A gathering of Bear’s family and friends for a time of reflection will be from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Thursday at Dorman Funeral Home in Orange.
Carol A. Scott, 85, a former longtime resident of Orange, passed away on December 7, 2014, at Scott and White Hospital in Temple. Funeral services will be 1:00pm, Sunday, December 14, 2014, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend John Warren of First United Methodist Church in Orange. Burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery in Beaumont. Visitation will begin at 12:00pm, prior to the service. Born in Beaumont, Texas, on March 29, 1929, she was the daughter of Luther Wilson and Marguerite (Mantooth) Wilson. Carol was a lifetime member of First United Methodist Church and an active member with the United Methodist Women. She also helped her husband with the Scout Troop from the First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William L. Scott; uncle, Ralph Wilson; and her sister, JoAnn Wingate. She is survived by her son, Bill Scott, LTC U.S. Army retired, of Temple; grandchildren, Todd W. Scott and wife, Karen, Casey W. Scott and wife, Lydia, Victoria E. Scott; great-grandchildren, Brady Scott, Chance Scott, Abigail Scott, and Ensley Scott; brother-in-law, Nick Wingate, Sr. of Orange; and nephew, Nick Wingate, Jr. of Orange.
Glen E. Meadows, 67, of Columbus, Texas passed away on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at his home. Glen, a native of Deweyville, Texas was born in LeCompte, Louisiana on September 7, 1947 to parents Julian Wade Meadows, and Thelma Laverne (Smith) Meadows. He enlisted in the Army National Guard as a private, and worked his way up to lieutenant, attending OCS at Ft. Belvoire, Virginia. While Glen attended college, he worked on a yacht owned by the niece of Edgar Brown, the "Thalo", and in 1969 he earned his seaman's papers and sailed on the Mobil Aero oil tanker. He worked in law enforcement in the Golden Triangle for 20 years and, as a member of the Orange County Sheriff's department, participated in one of Texas' largest drug busts seizing millions of dollars in drugs and drug money. After his career in law enforcement, Glen took a position at Port Neches Groves High School in the vocational law enforcement program, overseeing the program for several years until its cancellation. He so enjoyed educating that he went back to college and earned his teacher certification, teaching in the Galveston and Klein School districts for 10 years. His life was a colorful patchwork tapestry of jobs that most people would never attempt. He earned his certification to become a long haul truck driver, seeing parts of the country he had yet to visit. His undying need to serve and protect guided him to employment in security. His fondness for meeting new people and his love of conversation led him to sales. Being a rock that gathers no moss, Glen was never still which afforded him a life full of new friends and experiences. He did everything his way, living his life in an uncompromising fashion. He was a loving brother, uncle, father and grandfather. Although he was not a man of affluence, his wealth amassed as friends and family is incalculable. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Julian and Stanley. He is survived by his children, Chelsea Popp and husband Brian of Lafayette, Louisiana; Ethan Meadows and wife Sabrina of Nederland; Eden Meadows of San Antonio; brother, Gary Meadows and wife Jane of Spring; and grandchildren, Marie, Luke, Julian and Brantley. Visitation will be held from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm followed by a memorial service at 1:30 pm on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at the Deweyille First Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family would accept with deepest appreciation donations to the Glen Edwin Meadows Memorial Fund to help with final expenses.
Marie Yvonne "Bonnie" Buxton, 82, of Orange passed away on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at Southeast Texas Medical Center in Port Arthur. Marie was born on May 5, 1932 in Orange, Texas to Cecil Aaron and Jessie Ellen (Newhouse) Harris. She was a lifelong resident of Orange. Marie was a member of North Orange Pentecostal Church for more than 50 years and had a strong faith in God. She enjoyed going hunting, do crafts with her grandchildren and making bows and clothing for her family. The family would like to say "Nonnie- she ROCKED and was the best". She was preceded in death by her parents. Nonnie is survived by her daughter, Terrilee Ellen Buzbee and husband, Bryan of Orange; sons, Randy Buxton and wife, Kendra of Deweyville, Ricky Buxton and wife, Cher of Florida; brother, Cecil Harris of Deweyville; grandchildren, Jason and Sandra, Britney, Dreama, Hailey and Nathan, Dakota, Bryan Joseph, Tonya, Danielle, Christian, Kennedy, Jett and Sara. She also is survived by her great grandchildren, Preston, Ayden, Jocelyn, Braden, Kace, Hannah, Amelia. A visitation will be held on Friday, December 12, 2014 from 5 pm until 9 pm at Dorman Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 13, 14 at 1 pm at North Orange Pentecostal Church, with Rev. Chris Bankard officiating. Burial will follow at Harris Cemetery in West Orange. Condolences may be sent to the family at In lieu of flowers donations may maybe made to Dorman Funeral Home to help the family with final expenses.
Alice Stout, 85, of Orange, passed away on December 9, 2014, at her home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 2:00pm, Friday, December 12, at St. Henrys Catholic Church in Bridge City. Officiating will be Father Delphyn Meeks of St. Maurice Catholic Church in Mauriceville. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves. Visitation will be from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, Thursday at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. The Wake service will begin at 7:30pm. She was born in Cecilia, Louisiana, on November 1, 1929, and was the daughter of Moise Duplechain and Odia (Angelle) Duplechain. She was preceded in death by her parents, Moise and Odia Duplechain; her husband, Wilbert Lee Stout Sr.; her son, Christopher Edward Stout; and her nine brothers and sisters. She is survived by her children, Darlene Faye Comeaux and husband, Ronald of Broaddus, Lynard James Stout, Sr. and wife, Cheryl of Orange, Peggy Marie Lack and husband, Dale of Port Neches and Wilbert Lee Stout, Jr. and wife, Linda of Mauriceville; her grandchildren, Ronald Comeaux Jr. and wife, Lana, Tammy Comeaux, Shevon Hebert and husband, Brian, Lynard Stout Jr., Aaron Lack and wife, Lynsey, Amber Greer and husband, Devin, Adam Lack and wife, Desi, Kayla Stout, and Cortney Stout; and ten great-grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers will be Ronald Comeaux, Jr., Aaron Lack, Adam Lack, Lynard Stout, Jr., Hayden Comeaux, and Russell Duplechain. Hutch Comeaux will serve as the honorary pallbearer.
On Tuesday, December 9, 2014, Orvis Jewel Jackson, age 94, went home to reunite with his beloved wife of 68 years, Marjorie Mann Jackson and his two adored sons, James Archie Jackson and Orvis Wayne Jackson. He passed without pain or struggle after a long and interesting life. He was a wonderful son, a loving husband, a respected father, a playful and adored grandfather to six, great-grandfather to eighteen, and great-great-grandfather to six. Those who were fortunate to know him can attest he was kind, honest, and insanely funny. He loved God. He read the Bible three times from cover to cover. He was a good man and a sincere friend to many. He is survived by a daughter, Marjorie Ann Jackson Dickerson along with three generations of proud offspring. He will be missed. Funeral services will be 10:00am, Friday, December 12, 2014, at MacArthur Heights Baptist Church in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Jay Thomas. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00pm, Thursday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Serving as pallbearers will be John M. Dickerson IV, Tommy Dickerson, John M. Dickerson V, Coby Poluk, Cameron Johnson, Kyler Poluk, and Logan Poluk.
Ray Scott Thrailkille, 66, of Deweyville, passed from this life on Monday, December 8, 2014 in the Pinehurst Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Orange. Born on February 21, 1948 in Orange, Texas to her parents, Lillian Frankie (Hemingway) Scott and Edred Haddon Scott, she was a lifelong resident of Orange, she worked as a bookkeeper for a moving company as well as other businesses and she was of the Baptist faith. Ray enjoyed spending time on the River, hunting, fishing and hosting gatherings at her home. She was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Ray is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill Thrailkille; her brother, Joseph Howard Scott; her sisters, Helen Davis and Mona McShan and her stepson, Billy Thrailkille. Those who will most cherish her memory are her daughter, Trudy Collins of Deweyville; her son, Bobby Thrailkille and wife, Stacy of Orange; her sister, Susie Burch and husband, Bruce of Hartburg; her adopted daughter, Missy Hammond of Orange; her adopted son, Randy Roberts and wife, Lisa of Orange her stepson, Danny Thrailkille of Orange; her grandchildren, Heavenlee Powell, Cruzz Thrailkille, Robby Thrailkille, Briana Thrailkille, Sara Thrailkille, Katy Thrailkille, Wesley Thrailkille, Billy Thrailkille, Kelly Thrailkille, Ricky Roberts, Eric Wise and Dillon Wise; her great grandchildren, Kaylee Crooks, Kallel Crooks, Macee Powell, Remi Powell, Rylie Ann Thrailkille and Adysin Dooley. Ray is also survived by numerous members of her extended family and friends. Services to remember and honor Ray’s life will be at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, December 10, 2014 in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with Brother John Fortenberry, officiating. Rite of Committal and Interment will follow services at King Cemetery in Hartburg. A gathering of Ray’s family and friends for a time of reflection and sharing will be from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed for the family at
Charles “Andy” Anderson, 82, longtime resident of Orangefield, passed away on December 9, in Vidor. Funeral services will be 2:00pm, Saturday, December 13, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Burial will follow at Oak Bluff Cemetery in Port Neches. Visitation will be from 12:00pm to 2:00pm, Saturday, December 13 at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. He was born in Brunswick, Georgia on August 21, 1932. He was the son of Charles Marion Anderson Sr. and Pearl (Herring) Anderson. Charles graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, joined the Army and served our country in the Korean War. He then went on to retire from Arco Polymers. Charles was a member of the VFW as well as being a member of Drake Memorial Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed gardening, raising goats and playing the steel guitar. Charles will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wives, Geraldine Murphy Anderson and Alice Sherwood Anderson. Charles is survived by his daughter, Debra Roberts and husband, Jerry of Vidor; his sons, Chuck Anderson and wife, Toni of LaGrange, GA and Gregory Anderson and wife, Peggy of Omaha, NE; his grandchildren, Wesley Anderson and wife, Melena, Brian Anderson, Erik Anderson, Alicia Anderson, Erin Srivastava and husband, Saurabh, Shaun Roberts and wife, Tiffany and Chad Roberts and wife, Misty; great grandchildren, Zachary Roberts, Andrew Roberts, Rylee Roberts and Breelyn Roberts; step great grandchildren, Katlin, Michael, and Chase and wife, Jayme; sisters, Nancy Moore and husband, Dick, and Annette Moore.
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