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Elia Gonzales
Elia Gonzales, 48, of Port Arthur, died Sunday, May 28, 2000, at her residence.
Visitation will be today beginning at 11 a.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Doris Harper
Doris Harper, 76, of Orange, died Sunday, May 28, 2000 at her daughter's residence in Orange. 
Visitation will be held today beginning at 6 p.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m., with burial to follow, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Center, Texas.

Mary Rose Louviere
Mary Rose Louviere, 76, of Orange, died Sunday, May 28, 2000 at St. Mary's Hospital in Port Arthur.
Visitation will be today from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. A graveside service will be held today at 2 p.m. at Memory Gardens in Nederland. 

Dessie Chapman
Dessie Chapman, 90, of McLewis Community, died Sunday, May 28, 2000. Arrangements are pending at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Anna G. Duncan
Anna G. Duncan, 91, of Orange, died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at Memorial Hermann Baptist Orange Hospital in Orange. Services are pending at Dorman Funeral Home in Orange.

LaFaun Willis
LaFaun Willis, of Orange, died Friday, May 26, 2000, at Memorial Hermann Baptist Orange Hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday from Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange with Rev. David Turner officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
A lifelong resident of Orange, Mrs. Willis worked in the medical field and was employed by Dr. Jack Cauvillion, DDS, as an office manager. She was also a member of the Little Cypress Baptist Church.
Mrs. Willis was preceded in death by her father, Almond Stewart. She is survived by her husband, James D. Willis of Orange; mother, Emma Stewart of Bridge City; daughter, Karen Blanchard of Vidor; two sons, David Willis of Bossier City, La., and Ward Willis of Killeen; four grandsons; four sisters, Lavina Faye Saltzman of Bridge City; Glendolyn Baker of Anahuac; Nelda Bondurant of Charleston, N.C., and Ada Garrity of San Francisco; two brothers, Roger Stewart of Port Arthur and Dawin Stewart of Corpus Christi.

Bonnie Louise Parrett
VIDOR - Memorial services for Bonnie Louise Parrett, 62, of Vidor, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday from Memorial Funeral Home.
There will be no visitation. The body will be cremated in Wilbert Crematory in Magnolia.
She died Friday, May 26, 2000, in Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.
A native of Elsberry, Mo., she had lived in Vidor 37 years and was a retired supervisor for Country Pantry.
She is survived by her husband, E.M. "Buck" Parrett Jr. of Vidor; two sons, Eric M. Parrett III of Houston and Michael K Parrett of Vidor; two daughters, Patricia D. Wunderlich of Houston and Judy Lynn Oldbury of Vidor; three brothers, Scott and Lucas Watkins, both of Houston, and Lauren Watkins of Covington, Texas; five sisters, Jean Smith of Knoxville, Betty Anderson-Melcher of Dallas, Bernice Cumpton of Las Vegas, Mary Blanchard of Huntsville, Texas, and Ruth Keeton of Cleveland, Texas; and seven grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, the family said.

Mrs. Alberta Johnson
The Celebration of Life for Mrs. Alberta Johnson, 74, of Orange will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Ronnie A.E. Crockett, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Magnolia Memorial Gardens under the direction of Sparrow Funeral Home. 
Visitation will be at the church from 9 a.m. until service time.
She died Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, at Park Place Hospital in Port Arthur.
A native of Franklin, La., she resided in Orange for 33 years and was a nurse's aide at the former Orange Memorial Hospital.
She is survived by three daughters, Laverne Owens and Lorraine Smith, both of Orange, and Sylvia Ledet of Baytown, Texas; one brother, Percy Roach Jr. of Port Arthur, Texas; seven sisters, Doris Roach, Caroline Roach, Deborah Roach, Mary Bell Roach, Bessie May Roach, Melba Maze and Loretta Marks, all of Louisiana; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Elwin John Vincent
Elwin John Vincent, 84, of Bridge City died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, at his residence.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Bridge City. Officiating will be the Rev. Dale Vance, former pastor of First Baptist Church in Orangefield. Assisting will be the Rev. Dale Lee, associate pastor of First Baptist Church in Bridge City.
Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Bridge City.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Born in Kaplan, La., on March 15, 1918, Mr. Vincent had lived most of his life in Bridge City. He retired from the Texaco producing Bessie Heights Oil Field with 36 years of service, and he was a member of First Baptist Church in Bridge City.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleodis and Eleanor Vincent; granddaughter, Denise Vincent Underwood and his sister, Helen Eversole.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Vincent of Bridge City; his children and their spouses, Johnny and Nina Vincent of Bridge City, Kay and Lannie Bilbo of Orangefield, Gary and Nancy Vincent of Orange; grandchildren, John Vincent of Frisco, Rodney Bilbo and his wife, Suzette, of Orangefield, Deborah Vincent of Decatur, Ga., Ronnie Underwood of Bridge City; great-grandchildren, Merissa and Randy Underwood of Bridge City; sisters, Hazel Caldwell of Vidor, Eloise Chester of Richardson; sister-in-law, Norma Fusilier of Bridge City and his brother-in-law, Paul Cormier of Orangefield.
Pallbearers will be Rodney Bilbo, John Vincent, Bobby Cormier, Buddy Fusilier, David Fusilier and Carl Caldwell.

Homer James Newman
Homer James Newman, 77, of Orange died Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, at Spring Seasons Nursing Home in Vidor.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at Victory Baptist Church in Estherwood, La., with the Rev. James Townley officiating. Burial will follow at Estherwood Cemetery.
Visitation began at noon Sunday, Dec. 8, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Mr. Newman was a native of Scott, La., a former resident of Newton and had been a longtime resident of Orange. He was an iron worker with Local 125 and a U.S. Army Veteran.
He is preceded in death by his son, James Gore.
He is survived by his daughters, Charlotte Pulling of Richmond, Va., Shelia Letney of Silsbee, Leslie Wallace of Georgia, Angela Bell of DeQuincy and Lisa Arndt of Vidor; sons, Ronnie Gore of Silsbee, Robert Newman and Russell Newman, both of Orange, and Mark Newman of Etoile, Texas; sister, Eunice Hulin of Midland, La.; 25 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mr. Matthew Lewis
The Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Matthew Lewis, 84, of Orange will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at St. Therese Catholic Church. The Celebrants will be Father Patrick Otor and Deacon Julian J. Richard Sr. Burial will follow in Magnolia Memorial Gardens under the direction of Sparrow Funeral Home. 
Visitation will be at the church from 9 a.m. until service time. A Rosary will be recited at 10 a.m.
He died Dec. 11, 2002, at Dubuis Hospital in Beaumont.
A native of Welch, La., he resided in Orange for 73 years and was retired from the E.I. DuPont Sabine River Works Plant.
He is survived by one son, John Lewis of Brownsville, Texas; three daughters, Bertha Alex and Eva Duhon, both of Lake Charles, La., and Henry Etta Lewis of Houston; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and special companion, Asie Dell Woods of Orange.

Mr. Nathaniel Jordan
At his request, private family services for Mr. Nathaniel Jordan, 40, of Orange were held Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002, at Sparrow Funeral Home. Cremation is scheduled.

Harold L. Brewer
Harold L. Brewer, 76, of Orange, Texas, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002, at Memorial Hermann Baptist Orange Hospital. Services are pending at Dorman Funeral Home.

Warren "Dick" Ramsey
Warren "Dick" Ramsey, 75, of Orange, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002. Arrangements are pending at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

W.R.H. "Dick" Ramsey
W.R.H. "Dick" Ramsey, 75, of Orange died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.
Memorial services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at First Presbyterian Church of Orange. Cremation was handled by Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
A native of Ennis, Texas, Mr. Ramsey lived in Orange for more than 50 years. He was a World War II U.S. Army Air Corp veteran, a graduate of Rice University and a faithful active member of First Presbyterian Church. He worked as a civil engineer for several firms including Ramsey-Kants, Levingston Ship Building and Penn Engineering.
Mr. Ramsey is survived by his wife of 47 years, Dolores "Dee" Ramsey; daughters and sons-in-law, Leah McIntosh and Steven of Longview, Texas, Maggie Burnett and Jon of Austin, Texas, Cathy Blackwood and Tom Litch of Austin, Texas; brother and sister-in-law, Tom Ramsey and Nelda of Clifton, Texas; grandchildren, Deborah McIntosh, Thomas McIntosh, Isaac Burnett, Jesse Burnett, Ellie Blackwood and Adam Litch.
Mr. Ramsey was preceded in death by a brother, J.G.M. Ramsey, and a son, Warren Ramsey Jr.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 7015, Beaumont, TX 77726-7015 or to First Presbyterian Church of Orange, 902 Green Ave., Orange, TX 77630.

Janet Billeaud Grayson
Mass of Christian burial is scheduled for Mrs. Janet Billeaud Grayson, 70, of Wimberley, Texas, at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Lindale, Texas.
Mrs. Grayson died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2002, at her daughter's home in Lindale. 
She was born Oct. 1, 1932, in Erath, La., to Walter and Rose Mouton Billeaud. Mrs. Grayson lived in Bridge City, Texas, for more than 40 years, where she retired from St. Mary's Hospital in 1992 as a nurse.
While in Bridge City, Mrs. Grayson was a member of St. Henry's Catholic Church. They moved to Wimberley upon retirement, where she was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. 
Mrs. Grayson is survived by her husband, Mr. Billy Mayo Grayson of Wimberley; four daughters, Debbie Verrett of Bridge City, Texas, Dana Huerta of Wharton, Texas, Kathryn Marshall of the New Harmony Community, near Lindale, Texas, and Kimberly Grayson of Clearlake, Texas; three brothers, Calvin Billeaud of Bridge City, Texas, Richard and David Billeaud, both of Houston; a sister, Nancy Billeaud of Ledbetter, Texas; and seven grandchildren, Amber, Alex, Aaron, Drew, Jake, Sam and Claire.
The rosary will be recited and the family will receive friends at the funeral home beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Doug Pruter Jr.
Doug Pruter Jr., 81, of Orange, Texas, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at Sunbridge Rehabilitation Center in Pinehurst, Texas. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at First Presbyterian Church in Orange under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home. The Rev. Sam Knight will officiate. 
Mr. Pruter's cremated remains will be placed in the columbarium at the church.
A native and lifelong resident of Orange, he was born on March 11, 1921, to Douglas and Vera Starks Pruter. He and his brother, James, owned and operated Pruter's Flowers-Gifts Interior Designs in Orange until their retirement a few years ago. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Air Force, weather division, OSS, having served in the China, Burma, India theater. Mr. Pruter was also a deacon at First Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his daughter, Martha Scott Pruter of Reno, Nev.; brother, James Pruter of Orange and nieces, Ann Seals and Susan Swan, both of Orange.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Pruter.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 902 Green Ave., Orange, TX 77630.

James M. Cannon Jr.
James M. Cannon Jr., 45, died Dec. 12, 2002, after a courageous battle against cancer.
James was born in Akron, Ohio. A graduate of Kenmore High School, he attended the U.S. Coast Guard Academy for two years. He completed a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Akron in 1980. He was employed by DuPont in Orange, Texas, where he met his wife, Nancy Andersen, a former Orange Leader reporter.
James continued his education at the University of Virginia, earning a master's degree in biomedical engineering in 1985. He joined the fledging medical device industry in the San Francisco Bay area in 1988, designing cardiac catheters and stents as an engineer and project manager for GUIDANT, Inc. of Santa Clara, Calif. A perpetual student, Jim was three classes short of completing a master's in business administration from Santa Clara University.
He was known for his smile, his generous nature and devotion to his family. All his life, he gathered friends in the many places he called home.
Preceded in death by his father, James M. Cannon Sr., he is survived by his wife, Nancy Andersen; daughters, Natalie and Delia, all of Santa Clara; mother, Maria Cannon of Akron and St. Cloud, Fla.; sister, Ann Stockum of Sharon Center, Ohio; nephew, Justin Miller of Columbus; niece, Melissa Miller of Akron; parents-in-law, Poul and Teresa Andersen of Spring, Texas; uncle, David W. Kessel of Akron.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at Bethel Lutheran Church, Cupertino, Calif. Donations to Jims' children's education fund can be made at any branch of Washington Mutual Bank (Dependent Benevolent Account FBO Natalie A. Cannon and Delia A. Cannon.)

Lorraine M. Gaspard
Lorraine M. Gaspard, 76, of Bridge City died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2002, at her residence.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City with the Rev. Jim McClintock officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will begin at noon with a vigil at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Bridge City.

Marvin E. Wright
Marvin E. Wright, 81, of Bridge City died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2002, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Bridge City with the Rev. Keith Royal of Winfree Baptist Church officiating. Entombment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the funeral home.
Mr. Wright was born to Martin and Bessie Wright on Oct. 8, 1921, in Hayworth, Okla. He was a retired welder with American Bridge and U.S. Steel with more than 30 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Imogene Wright, and daughter, Brenda Ainsworth.
He is survived by his daughter, Pat Murray of Bridge City; sons, Jackie Lloyd Wright of Maplewood, Minn., and James Floyd Wright of Douglass, Texas; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers will be Fred "Ikey" Hubert, A.H. "Buddy" Murray, W.O. "Bill" Murray, Tom Murray, John Truncale and Jerry Wiegreffe.

Darrel Linscomb
Darrel Linscomb, 56, of Orange, Texas, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2002, at Baptist Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Orange. 
Darrel was a native of Crowley, La., and lived in Orange for most of his life. He was a structural steel design draftsman. 
Darrel is survived by two sons, Greg and Clint Linscomb of Beaumont; his sisters, Berta Braquet of Hamshire and Carol Spaetgens of Crowley; two grandchildren, Caileb and Mackenzie Linscomb of Beaumont; and a host of other family and friends.

Loretta Ann Mires
Loretta Ann Mires, 57, of Orangefield, Texas, died Sunday, December 15, 2002, at her residence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 17, at St. Henry's Catholic Church in Bridge City. Officiating will be St. Henry's pastor, Rev. Jim McClintock. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Monday at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. A Rosary Service will take place at 7:00 p.m. during the visitation.
Born in Orange, Texas, and lifelong resident of the Orange area, Loretta was an active member of "Our Ladies School Education Organization" (Bingo), Colombian Club, Twenty Five Men of Distinction and S.L.A.C. all of Vinton, Louisiana.
She was preceded in death by her father; James 'Red' Mires; brothers, J.R. Mires and Burt Mires.
She is survived by her mother; Bernice Mires of Orangefield; three Brothers; Eugene Mires, Del Mires of Bridge City and Wynne Mires of Orangefield. 1 Sister; Marilyn Broussard of Sulphur, LA. 8 Nieces and 3 Nephews, 1 Great Niece and 2 Great Nephews.
Pallbearers will be Del Mires, Eugene Mires, Wynne Mires, D.J. Mires, Joe Mires, Gene Mires, and Tim Broussard.

Elizabeth (Liz) Mathews Miller
Elizabeth (Liz) Mathews Miller of Mauriceville passed away on Dec. 13, 2002 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Mrs. Miller was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Miller and her parents, Annie and Olan Mathews.
She is survived by her three daughters, Dr. Kathryn Taubert of Dallas, Laura Beth Miller of Mauriceville and Jerry Lynn Worden of San Antonio, her husband, Trip Worden and their two daughters, Kelly and Kimberly Worden, Liz' beloved granddaughters.
She is survived by a sister, Laura Mathews Deater of Georgetown and a brother, Jack Olan Mathews of Nacogdoches, were she attended Stephen F. Austin University. She obtained her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Lamar University and her master's in education from McNeese. She was a long time elementary school teacher in Groves and Mauriceville. She was a founding member of the Mauriceville Methodist Church and an active member of the Jolly 60's of Mauriceville.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002 at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, 2002.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

Eugenia Shepherd
Eugenia Shepherd, 78, of Beaumont, died Dec. 14, 2002 at Green Acres Nursing Home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Riley Funeral Home in Woodville, with the Rev. Danny Gilliam, pastor of McDonald Memorial Baptist Church in Orange officiating. Burial following at Magnolia Cemetery in Woodville, Texas. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
A native of Orange and raised in Doucette and was a member of First Baptist Church in Doucette and was a former associate member of Central Baptist Church in Kirbyville.
Survivors are brother, Dewitt Shepherd and wife, Beth, of Orange; two sisters, Elbie Welch of Orange and Jewel Poindexter of Doucette and numerous nieces and nephews.

Alice O'Donnell Whelan
The funeral for Alice O'Donnell Whelan will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Rev. David Edwards will officiate with burial to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Visitation will begin immediately following the rosary.
Alice O'Donnell Whelan, 86, of Sugar Land, Texas, passed away Sunday, Dec. 15, 2002 in Sugar Land, Texas. She was born in Owensboro, Kentucky and was a long time native of Louisville. She lived in Orange from 1955 to 1999 and had been recently been living in Sugar Land with family. She was a member of St. Francis Altar Society and a Eucharistic minister.
She was preceded in death by her husband of more than 60 years, Joseph Whelan. Survivors include daughter, Joan Hines of Hobbs, New Mexico; daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Bob Armstrong of Sugar Land; two granddaughters, three grandsons; one great granddaughter; one great grandson and two great great grandsons.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donation to the American Diabetes Foundation.

Mr. Robert G. Gates
The Celebration of Life for Mr. Robert George Gates, 74, of Orange, will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the St. Paul C.M.E. Church. Rev. Robert C. Gipson, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount Moriah Cemetery in Garrison, under the direction of Sparrow Funeral Home of Orange. Visitation will be Saturday morning from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. at the church. 
He died Tuesday at Summit Hospital in Sulphur, La.
A native of Garrison, he resided in Orange 50 years. He retired from the Sanitation Department of the City of Orange.
He is survived by his wife, Ella Gates of Orange; two daughters, Betty McGee and Theressa Samuel, both of Orange; step-daughter, Veola Anderson of Orange; one brother, Sam Gates of Nacogdoches; four sisters, Hester Hodge and Mertty Bass, both of Dallas, and LaLean Davis and Marie Roberts, both of Garrison; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Janell Gautreaux
Janell Gautreaux, 62, of Orange, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital in Beaumont.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002 at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Joseph Daleo officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. A vigil service will be recited at 7 p.m.
Mrs. Gautreaux was born in Kaplan, La., on Oct. 26, 1940 to Ray and Idie Duhon. She has lived in Orange for the past 40 years with her family. She was a dedicated wife and mother and she loved the Lord. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and collecting coins, but most of all being with her family.
She is survived by her husband, Vernal Gautreaux of Orange; son, David Gautreaux, also of Orange; daughters, Debbie Gautreaux, Karen Longmire, both of Orange, Sharon Krueger of Dallas and Robin Parker of Los Angeles, Calif.; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Louis Gossett, Webb Gautreaux, Burke Gautreaux, Chase Longmire, Bryan Longmire and Dave Krueger.
Honorary pallbearers will be Donna LaPointe, Ann Gautreaux, Ronnie Legnion and Jason Harris.

James L. "Jay Boy" Whitley, Jr.
James L. "Jay Boy" Whitley, Jr., 32, of Bridge City, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, in Bridge City.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City, with the Rev. Jim McClintock officiating.
Burial will follow at Oak Bluff Cemetery in Port Neches.
Visitation will begin Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, at 4 p.m. and a Christian vigil service will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Bridge City.
Born in Nederland on Aug. 8, 1970, he had lived most of his life in Bridge City and worked as an operator with Chevron-Phillips in Orange.
Survivors include his daughters, Brooke Whitley and Baylee Whitley; parents, James and Marie Whitley; sister and brother-in-law, Paige and Scott Snyder and his niece and nephew, Alyssa Snyder and Blake Snyder, all of Bridge City.

Mr. Matthew Lewis
Mr. Matthew Lewis, 83, Of Orange, died Thursday at Dubuis Hospital of Beaumont. Services pending.

Bernice L. Guillory
Bernice L. Guillory, 73, of Orangefield, Texas, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at her home. Her funeral will be Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Dorman Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange.
Visitation will be Thursday from 4 to 9 p.m.
Born in Ville Platte, La., to Elliard and Lina Landreneau, Mrs. Guillory was a longtime resident of the Orangefield area where she was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, B. Ray Guillory of Orangefield; daughter-in-law, Connie Guillory of Orangefield; sisters Helen Courtland and Judy Walls, both of Kaplan, La., and Maydel Sheppard of Orangefield; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her sons, Gerald Guillory and D. Ray Guillory.

Mabel Cagle
Mabel Cagle, 88, of Bridge City, Texas, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002, at Park Place Medical Center in Port Arthur.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at the Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Bridge City with the Rev. Frank Hodges, associate pastor of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Nederland officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, at the funeral home.

E.S. "Lee" White Jr. 
E.S. "Lee" White Jr., 86, of Orange died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at Slade Memorial Chapel of First United Methodist Church in Orange with the Rev. Rob Fisher officiating. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at Kosse Cemetery in Kosse, Texas.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Mr. White was born in Kosse on March 5, 1916. He was a 20-year retired employee of Prudential Insurance and was a member of First United Methodist Church for 47 years. He was also a retired veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served at Pearl Harbor and the Japanese Sea.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Virginia Ruth White of Orange; son, Edgar Steve White of Pearland; daughter, Nevella May Toal of Orange; brothers, Neville White of Kosse and Dr. Joe White of Watonga, Okla.; four grandchildren, Steven Blake White, Dr. Thomas Brian White, Rebecca Lynn Toal and Jason Thomas Toal; and one great-grandchild, Blake Mitchell White.
Memorial contributions may be make to the First United Methodist Church choir fund.

Mr. Darnell G. Jackson
The Celebration of Life of Mr. Darnell Gramell Jackson, 61, of Beaumont will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, in the chapel of Sparrow Funeral Home. The Rev. George George H. Brown, pastor of Mount Calvary Baptist Church, will officiate. Rites of Burial will be at 9 a.m. Friday at Hollywood Cemetery in Orange under the direction of Sparrow Funeral Home. 
Christian wake services will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday the funeral home.
He was a native of Orange and a 1960 graduate of Emma H. Wallace High School. 
He is survived by one brother, Valo Jackson of Houston; two sisters, Lillie Tyrus of Inkster, Mich., and Linda Jackson of Oberlin, La.; stepmother, Edna Jackson of Orange; and special cousin, Bettie Johnson of Orange.

Herman Vige 
Mr. Herman Vige, 82, of DeQuincy, La., died Monday, Dec. 9, 2002, in a Sulphur hospital.
His funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, in Pine Grove Baptist Church. The Revs. Glen George and Jerry Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery under direction of Snider Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.


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