Allen Thornton Sr., 82, longtime resident of Orange, passed away
on July 30, 2014, at his residence in Orange. Funeral services will
be 1:00 P.M., Saturday, August 2, 2014, at Claybar Funeral Home in
Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Daniel Rose of Community
Church. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.
Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 P.M., Friday at Claybar Funeral
Home in Orange. Born in Greenville, Mississippi, on March 9, 1932,
he was the son of Guthrie Allen Thornton and Elizabeth Gilliam
Meador. Thomas was an equipment operator for several companies. He
also served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Thomas
was an active member of Community Church where he was a care group
leader and an usher. He was preceded in death by his parents and he
is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Eunice Thornton; daughter,
Deloris McLemore and husband, Tommy of Patterson, LA; son, Allen
Thornton and wife, Jennifer of Dayton, TX; son, William Thornton and
wife, Cheryl of Bourg, LA.; son, Shawn Thornton and wife, Gina of
Vidor, TX; 6 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. Serving as
pallbearers will be Dane Thornton, Allen Thornton, Kyle Thornton,
Eric McLemore, Shawn Thornton, and William Thornton. Honorary
pallbearer will be Dan Murphy. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at 700 N.
St. #M, Beaumont, TX 77701.
Douglas Ray Low. 64, of the Six
Mile Community near Hemphill, died Tuesday night in the home of his
sister in Groves, Texas. He was born in Hemphill to Douglas D. and
Jessie Warden Low. Douglas worked as a funeral director and embalmer
for Texas Morticians Services in Houston and then for Starr Funeral
Home in Hemphill. Later, he was a chief engineer in the merchant
marines for Sabine Towing. After retiring from the merchant marines,
Doug worked as a mechanic for Sprads Boat Town in Orange before
moving back to Six Mile where he grew up. Doug is survived by his
sisters: Debbie Girolamo and her husband Sam of Groves, Darla Holder
and her husband Mike of Hemphill, Darlene Mills and her husband Troy
of Groves, and Dianne Brittain and her husband Terry of Hemphill.
Visitation will be from 5:00pm until 9:00pm, Friday, August 1, 2014
in the Starr Funeral Home, 510 Starr St. Hemphill, Texas Funeral
Services will be at 2:00pm, Saturday, August 2, 2014 in the Starr
Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Hemphill Cemetary.
Starr Funeral Home, P.O. Box 730, Hemphill, Texas 75948 phone #
(409)787-3331 fax# (409) 787-1351
Wayne Gallien, 78, of Orange, passed away on July 29, 2014, at
his home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 A.M., Friday,
August 1, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Orange.
Officiating will be Reverend Tom Phelan. Burial will follow at St.
Mary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00-9:00 P.M., Thursday,
with a Rosary at 6:30 P.M. at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born
in Natchitoches, Louisiana, on July 31, 1935, he was the son of Odom
Gallien and Melissa Gallien. Leonard served in the Texas National
Guard. He received his bachelors and masters degrees from Stephen F.
Austin State University. He was a teacher, counselor, and Director
of Vocations at Little Cypress- Mauriceville School District for
over 30 years, later in life he taught History for 2 years at St.
Mary Catholic School. Leonard was a life time member of the Little
Cypress Lions Club. He was Lion of the Year for several years, past
President and held almost every office. He was also a longtime
member of The Knights of Columbus, where he was a fourth degree
member. He was an Usher at St. Francis Church and trained as a
Eucharistic Minister. Leonard loved fishing and went every chance he
got. He also loved going dancing. He also had a love of travel he
and Della went to many places. His love for his students was
tremendous. Leonard never quite knew the impact that he made on his
students and family. He will truly be missed by many. Leonard is
preceded in death by his late-wife Vernell Gallien; brother John
David Gallien; and his sister Patsy Smith. He is survived by his
wife Della Gallien; son Kevin Gallien and wife Tina of Tulsa,
Oklahoma; step-children Richard Bonnin and wife, Julie of Kingwood,
Don Bonnin of San Antonio, and Rita Monson of Orange; grandchildren,
Tayler and Sydney Gallien; step-grandchildren Melany and Melissa
Monson, and Katie and William Bonnin; and his brother, John Wallace
Gallien of Dale, Texas, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Serving as pallbearers will be Kevin Gallien, Tayler Gallien, Don
Bonnin, Richard Bonnin, John Gallien, and Bobby Wolfford. Honorary
pallbearers are Gene Smith, Jackie Authement, and Jim Stimack. In
lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis
of Assisi Building Fund: 4300 Meeks Dr., Orange, TX 77632.
Celebration of Life for Ms. Patricia Ann “Pat” Zeno-Wysingle
will be Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. the St. Paul C.M.E.
Church. Rites of Christian Burial will follow in Magnolia Memorial
Gardens under the direction of Sparrow Funeral Home. Visitation will
be from 9 until 11:00 a.m.
Larry Shane McCarver, 60, of
Orange, passed away on July 28, 2014, at Rayburn Healthcare in
Jasper. A Graveside service will be at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, July
30, 2014, at Jett Cemetery in Orange. Officiating will be Brother
Danny Benson. Born in Orange, Texas, on July 13, 1954, he was the
son of Tommie McCarver and Hazel Eugene (McFarland) McCarver. Larry
worked at the paper mill, and later as a pipefitter, he also served
in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed saltwater fishing and woodworking.
Larry is preceded in death by his parents Tommie and Hazel McCarver;
brothers, Leonard Frizzel and Jackie McCarver. He is survived by his
children, Michael McCarver, Gretta McCarver, and Josh McCarver; and
his twin-brother, Tommie McCarver and wife, Lynn. Arrangements made
under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Sand Freeman, 81, of Orange, passed away on July 27, 2014, at
The Meadows in Orange. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m.,
Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.
Officiating will be Reverend Mike Fink. Burial will follow at
Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 30th,
from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Born in
Orange, Texas, on October 24, 1932, she was the daughter of Elliot
John “Bud” Sand, Sr. and Honor (Brady) Sand. Honor was a member of
Bethel Baptist Church. She worked at Orange National Bank, Chase
Bank, and Security Abstract and Title Company. Honor is preceded in
death by her husband, Marvin B. Freeman, Sr. She is survived by her
children Marilyn Freeman Ponthieu and husband, Emeric of Bridge
City, and Brad Freeman and wife Jamie of Bridge City; grandchildren
Austin Ponthieu and wife Minda of West Orange, Emily Ponthieu
Sheridan and husband Scott of Alvin, Chrisa Ponthieu Atkins and
husband, Calem of Beaumont, Jessica Freeman Pachar and husband,
Craig of Orange, Gabrielle Freeman Mire and husband, Cody of Groves,
Bradley Freeman of Orange, Gracelon Freeman of Orange;
great-grandchildren Silas Sheridan, Graham Atkins, Caroline Pachar,
Brinson Pachar, and Ella Grace Mire; brothers, Brady S. Sand and
wife Alice of West Orange, and David E. Sand of Sulphur. Serving as
pallbearers will be Austin Ponthieu, Scott Sheridan, Calem Atkins,
Bradley Freeman, Cody Mire, Craig Pachar, David Sand, Glenn Sand,
and Brady Sand.
K. Smith, 60, of Orange, passed away on July 26, 2014 at his
residence in Orange. Visitation will be from 6:00-9:00 PM, Thursday
with a memorial service at 7 P.M. at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Born in Orange, Texas, on October 23, 1953, he was the son of
William “Tex” Smith and Hazel Dean (Gilliam) Smith. Larry graduated
from Lamar University where he obtained his Bachelors in
Oceanographic Technology. Following graduation, he was a supervisor
at Invista in Orange. Larry loved cooking, traveling, gardening, and
most importantly, fishing. Larry also loved to tinker, enjoying his
time as a handyman. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tex and
Hazel Smith. He is survived by his sons, Jordan Kyle Smith and wife,
Jennifer of Spring, TX; Alexander Paul Smith of Orange; and Taylor
William Smith of Baton Rouge, LA; his sister, Vicki Lynn Baxter and
husband, Roney of Tyler; former wife and mother of his children,
Rachal Joan Smith. Larry was also looking forward to the arrival of
his first grandchild, Braxton Kyle Smith.
Ann Kelly, 70, of Orange, passed away on July 27, 2014, at
Baptist Hospital in Orange. A Graveside service will be 11:00 a.m.,
Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.
Officiating will be Reverend Joseph P. Daleo of St. Mary Catholic
Church. Born in Opelousas, Louisiana, on December 6, 1943, she was
the daughter of Aladdin Marks and Ella Dekerlegand. Gloria was a
loving mother and a kindhearted person. She enjoyed attending family
gatherings. Gloria worked and Orange County Courthouse for 26 years,
after leaving the court house she worked part-time at West Orange
City Hall. Gloria is preceded in death by her brothers Vernon Marks
and Bobby Marks. She is survived by her daughter, Christine Ham and
partner, “Bubba” Alexander of Orange; grandchildren, Thomas Martin,
Nathan Martin, and Michael Martin; great grandchildren Heaven Martin
and Leland Martin; and her siblings, Patsy Winters and Mark Roy.
Arrangements made under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home
Carrel Williams, 85, finished his journey on this earth
Saturday, July 26, 2014. Carrel was born on August 31, 1928 in "The
Devils Pocket". He was the youngest of 8 children born to Benjamin
"Code" and Sarah "Nener" Bingham Williams. He retired from Texaco as
a Pipefitter/Planner after 37 years of employment; then he worked as
an independent contractor. He loved to fish, hunt and was a
dedicated farmer who loved spending time with his family. He made a
huge impact on so many people because of his honest and fun loving
personality. Carrel proved what a courageous person he was when he
fought his last battles of illness with positive attitude. He will
be missed by many people who knew him. He was preceded in death by
his parents, his siblings, his sons, Bobby Carroll Williams, David
Lynn Williams; his grandson, Benjamin Dewayne Williams. Carrel is
survived by his wife, Carsand "Sandy" Williams; son, Norman "Pee
Wee" Williams; daughter, Carol Kaye Smith; step son, David Lund;
step daughter, Taunya Turner; grandchildren, Jennifer Alderman,
Jonathan Williams, Cody Williams, Joshua Smith; 9 great
grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A visitation
will be held on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 5 pm until 9 pm at
Dorman Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday,
July 30, 2014 at 2 pm at the funeral home, with Rev. Lee Everhart
officiating. Burial will follow at Sudduth Bluff in South Newton
County. Honoring Benjamin Carrel Williams as pallbearers are
Jonathan Williams, Cody Williams, Joshua Smith, Jimmy Williams,
David Lund, Everett Schaefer and honorary pallbearer is Seth Daigle.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.
Elizabeth Borel, 10, of Orange, passed away on July 12, 2014, in
Orange. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday,
July 24, 2014, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Orange.
Officiating will be Reverend Luong Q. Tran, J.V. Burial will follow
at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation will be from
5:00-9:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 23rd at Claybar Funeral Home in
Orange. Janea was involved in Girl Scouts, OCARC fishing tournament,
played softball, and loved animals and cars. She was looking forward
to playing basketball in the fall. She attended Little Cypress
Intermediate School. Survivors include her parents, Andy and
Michelle Borel; siblings, Ann Borel and Austin Borel; grandparents, Danney and Shelley Borel, all of Orange, Texas; great-grandparents,
Alvin and Florence Weidner of Sulphur, and Annie Borel of Orange,
Texas; aunts and uncles, Kimberly McCullough and husband, Truxton,
Emily Weidner, Joe and Ally Weidner, Rebecca and Robert Weidner,
Eric and Shellie Borel, and Eric and Donna Murphy; cousins, Grace,
Kolin, Hannah and Luke McCullough, Sydney, Claire, Drew, Tanner, and
Grant Weidner, Aniken and Ericashae Borel, Becca Hobbs, Erica and
Emma Murphy, and Courtney and Jeff McConnell. She is preceded in
death by her grandparents, Carl and Beneva Weidner, L.A. Borel, and
Eliate Badeaux; and great-grandparents, Geraldine Simon, and Sidney
and Shirley LeBlanc. In lieu of flowers the family asks that
memorial donations be made to http://www.gofundme.com/bi8hlo.
Doyle Taylor, 69, of Deweyville, passed away on July 22, 2014,
at her home. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 26,
2014, at United Pentecostal Church in Deweyville. Officiating will
be Brother Marshall Stephenson of United Pentecostal Church in
Deweyville and Reverend John Fortenberry of Calvary Baptist Church
in Bridge City. Burial will follow at Deweyville Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Friday, July 25th at United
Pentecostal Church in Deweyville. Born in Lafayette, Louisiana, on
November 11, 1944, she was the daughter of Cecil Doyle and Lorena (Hryhorchuk)
Doyle. Judy could light up a room with her contagious smile and
loving heart. She enjoyed spending time with her family and attended
every event that her children and grandchildren were involved in.
She loved to travel with her family and making everlasting memories.
She made huge impacts on so many young lives because she genuinely
loved every child of God. She saw the good in everyone and chose not
to look at flaws but to look at the good attributes in people. She
proved what a courageous lady that she was as she fought the
toughest illness without ever complaining, all the while maintaining
her positive attitude. She will truly be missed by everyone that had
the pleasure of knowing her. She is preceded in death by her
parents, Cecil and Lorraine Doyle. Judy is survived by her husband
of almost 50 years, Randy Taylor of Deweyville; daughters, Theresa
Kroutter and husband, J.P. of Deweyville, Jennifer Henson and
husband, Steve of Deweyville, and Chereè Hargroder and husband,
Casey of Beaumont; granddaughters, Taylor Kroutter, Jenna Kroutter,
Ava Henson, and Emma Claire Hargroder; siblings, Cecil Doyle Jr.,
Beverly Thompson and husband, Gene, Linda Landry, Pamela Stewart,
Wanda Louviere and husband, Rodney, and Harry Doyle. Serving as
pallbearers will be Wesley Thompson Jr., Tommy Thompson, Douglas
Stewart, Tracy Landry, Ethan Meadows, and Colton Boudreaux. Honorary
pallbearers are Dino Perez, Jimmy Lavergne, Rodney Louviere Jr., and
Jack Sidney Mitcham, 60, of
Orange, passed away on July 14, 2014, at his home. A memorial
service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, July 26, 2014 at
Calvary Baptist Church, 2402 Western Ave., West Orange, TX 77630.
Born in Beaumont, Texas, on December 26, 1953, he was the son of
Thomas William Mitcham and Annie Lou (Hudson) Mitcham. Jack is a
former U.S. Marine and worked in the auto industry as a paint and
body specialist. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and the outdoors.
Jack’s dream was to move into the mountains and be a “Mountain Man”.
He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas William Mitcham. Jack
is survived by his mother, Annie Lou Mitcham; son, Justin Mitcham
and wife, Sheila; granddaughter, Melissa Mitcham; brother, Rick
Mitcham; sister, Debra Mitcham Uetz and husband, Russ; and many
nieces, nephews, and great-nieces. Cremation will be under the
direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Breaux, 58, of Jasper, passed away on July 20, 2014, in Buna.
Born in Lafayette, Louisiana, on July 24, 1955, he was the son of
Howard Breaux and Mildred (Credeur) Breaux. Preceded in death by his
parents, he is survived by his spouse Patrece Ramey; son, Scott
Breaux and wife, Ana of Atlanta, Georgia; daughters, Andrea Elkins
of Rayne, Louisiana, Jamie Fonseca and husband, Ashton of Covington,
Louisiana, and Layna Thibodeaux and husband, Jacob of Rayne,
Louisiana; sisters, Sandra Franko, Gertrude Kibodeaux, Beverly
Ozenne, Cheryl Harrington; brother, Michael Breaux; and 6
grandchildren. Cremation will be under the direction of Claybar
Funeral Home in Orange. A memorial service will be held on Saturday
July 26, 2014, from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at Cowboy Church in Orange.
Otis Gene Duhon, 71, of Orange,
passed away on July 21, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.
Born in Orange, Texas, on October 25, 1942, he was the son of Otha
Duhon and Lois (Sarver) Duhon. Otis served in the U. S. Air Force
from 1961-1968 and was an electrical technician for every Apollo
Mission to the moon. He then became an air conditioning service man
and felt that keeping people cool in Southeast Texas was just as
important as his work for the Apollo Missions. Otis also loved to
fish and hunt. He was loved by all his family and his many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Otha Duhon; brother, Joe A.
Duhon; and his son, Randy Duhon. He is survived by his wife of 36
years, Maureen Moak Duhon of Orange, his mother, Lois Duhon of
Beaumont; son Richard Duhon of Hartburg; sisters, Gloria Graves of
Beaumont, Juanita McDonald of Baytown, and Patricia Lewallen of
Highlands; and his aunt Juanita Toronjo of Orange. Cremation will be
under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest.
Wayne Smith, 41, of Bridge City, passed away on July 18, 2014,
at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Born in Deridder, Louisiana,
on October 4, 1972, he was the son of Billy Smith and Zora Carolyn
Smith and step-mother, Deborah Carlolta Vangent. Billy loved
spending time with his nieces and nephews, going fishing, shooting
guns, and playing pool. Billy is survived by step-father, Nico
VanGent; Siblings, Joseph Smith and wife, Wendee Smith, Christopher
Smith, Kathey Duncan, Janis Weeks, Lorri Weeks, Gail Boudreaux, and
Rita Thomas; nieces and nephews Dalton Vallery, Trey Trip, Serenitee
Smith, Ethan Freeman Smith, Bree-Lynne Cheryl Smith, Brandi
Boudreaux, Clint Duncan, Walker Evans, Alex Harrison, Christine
Trumble, Bret Trumble, Cheyenne Durio, and Ian Trumble. A memorial
service will be held on August 1, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at Calvary
Baptist Church 2402 Western Avenue, Orange, TX 77630.
English, 51, of Mauriceville, passed from this life on Sunday,
July 20, 2014 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont after an illness. Born
on October 12, 1962 in Cameron, Louisiana to her parents, F. C.
Faries, Sr. and Rachel (Phillips) Faries. Denise was a lifelong
resident of Orange, she worked in Food Service at the Mauriceville
Middle School and she was a member of the Old First Orange Baptist
Church in Orange. Denise was always a very positive person with a
giving spirit, she always had a smile and she was a great mother,
enjoyed her children very much and also enjoyed spending time with
her family. Denise is preceded in death by her parents; her son,
James William English; her sister, Annette Couthran and her
brother-in-law, Ronnie Couthran. Those who will most cherish her
memory are her husband, Miles English of Mauriceville; her son,
Jonathan English of Mauriceville; her husband's parents, James and
Lorraine English of Orange; her sister, D'Juana Gandy and husband,
Rick of Orange; her brother, Dr. F. C. " Buddy " Faries, Jr. and
wife, Donna of College Station; her sisters in law, Phyllis Hager
and husband, Mark of Kingwood and Jeri English of Spring. Denise is
also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and a host of extended
family. Services to honor Denise's life will be at 2:00 P.M.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in
Orange with Reverend Keith Meyer, officiating. A gathering of
Denise's family and friends will be from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.
Tuesday at the funeral home. In Lieu of Flowers, please make a
donation in memory of Denise to the Cancer Charity, The Cure Starts
Now Foundation, Southeast Texas Chapter, 4712 Old Oak Drive, Orange,