Miscellaneous Orange County, Texas Obituaries

CEMSEARCH - OBITUARY CENTRAL - OBITUARY LINKS PAGE - SURNAME SEARCH UTILITY - GENLOOKUPS


Click HERE to also search the Texas Obituary and Death Notice Archive

First Name:
Last Name:
Mildred E. Easley
Mildred E. Easley, 78, of West Orange, died Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at Memorial Hermann Baptist Orange Hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 7, from Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. R.C. Hammock, Chaplain of Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital in Orange will officiate. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. today in the funeral home, to last until service time.
Born in Navasota, Texas, on July 15, 1923, to Charles and Wyatt Goodman, Mrs. Easley had lived in West Orange for the past 15 years where she was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Robert C. Easley, and one daughter, Jo Fite and husband, Bill, all of Orange; three brothers, Charles Goodman of Jasper, Robert Goodman of Taylor, Ark., and Phillip Goodman of Navasota; granddaughter, Sheila Stelly and husband, Mike; and grandson, Kyle Fite, and three great-grandchildren, Brooke Stelly, Kelsey Stelly and Conner Stelly.

Odis Lazenby Sr.
Celebration of Life for Mr. Odis Lazenby Sr., 91, of Orange, will be Friday at 1 p.m. at St. Paul Baptist Church. The Rev. Robert Bennett Jr., pastor of St. James Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery under the direction of Sparrow Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday from 9 a.m. until service time at the church.
He died Monday at Memorial Hermann Baptist Orange Hospital.
A native of Warren, Texas, he retired from the E.I. DuPont Sabine River Works plant in 1973 after 27 years of service.
He is survived by one daughter, Mattie (Sally) Perkins of Orange; five sons, Odis Lazenby Jr., Walter Lazenby, Leo Lazenby Sr., Roy Lazenby and Daniel Lazenby, all of Orange; one sister, Alberta Tucker of Houston; 18 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Ermon Williams
Celebration of Life for Ms. Ermon Williams, 58, of Houston, will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Ronnie A.E. Crockett, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery under the direction of Sparrow Funeral Home. Visitation will be Saturday from 9 a.m. until service time at the church.
She died Monday in Vinton, La.
A native of Lake Charles, La., she was a claims supervisor with the Texas Workforce Commission.
She is survived by two sons, Henry Lee House Jr. of Orange and Melvin Johnson of Vinton; three brothers, Donald Williams, Jerry Williams and Wade Williams, all of Orange; three sisters, Cecelia Duhon of Orange, Linda Faye Mitchell of Lake Charles, and Elizabeth Spears of Beaumont; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Ruby Lillian Higginbotham
Ruby Lillian Higginbotham, 38, of West Orange, died Monday, June 3, 2002, at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 7, 2002, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with cremation following.
Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2002, at the funeral home.

Harvey Reese Barron
Harvey Reese Barron, 75, of Vidor, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital in Beaumont.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2002, at Dorman Funeral Home Chapel in Orange, with the Rev. Jeffrey Muchow, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Dorman Funeral Home.
A native of San Benito, Texas, he was a retired Orange County Sheriff's deputy. He served as a Navy Seabee during World War II.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Louise Sumrall Barron, and his parents, Reese Edwin and Melba Barron.
He is survived by three sons, Richard Lee Barron, Tracy Barron and David Barron, all of Orange; and a brother, Jack Barron of Vidor; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be members of the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

Helen Bernice Cruse
Helen Bernice Cruse, 77, of Orange, died Monday, June 3, 2002, in Port Arthur.
Services will be Friday, June 7, 2002, at 10 a.m. at Dorman Funeral Home with the Rev. Roy Mazzagate officiating. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park.
Visitation will be Thursday, June 6, 2002, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Dorman Funeral Home.
A native of Orange, she was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alton T. Cruse; her father, Richard J. Dry; her mother, Nan Elizabeth Dry; and a grandson, Cody Slack.
Survivors include two sons, Richard Cruse of Austin, and Michael Cruse of Orange; six grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Ross Leger, Lyle LeBlanc, Prentiss Norwood, Chad Cruse, Tucker Slack and Victor Slack.

Paul A. Michell
Paul A. Michell, 84, of Orange, died Monday, June 3, 2002, at Memorial Hermann Baptist Orange Hospital.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2002, at Winfree Baptist Church in Orange with the Rev. Keith Royal officiating. Mr. Billy Bagwell will present the eulogy. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange. Military graveside rites will be provided by the Southeast Texas Veteran's Group.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today, June 5, 2002, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.
Mr. Michell was born in Orange Oct. 13, 1917, and was a lifelong resident of Orange County. He was a member of Winfree Baptist Church and a veteran of the Army, where he served during World War II.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Anne Lieby Michell; sisters, Rachel Bland and Novie O'Neal, and parents, Alfred and Tabitha Michell.
He is survived by three daughters, Connie Stephenson and Anne Curphey, both of Orange, and Betsy Faul of Vidor; three sons, Jerry Lieby of Beaumont, Charles "Pete" Lieby of Nederland, and Tim Lieby of Orange; brother and sister-in-law, Walter and Lucille Michell of Orange; one sister, Lorena Lancon of Baycliff; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Bessie Lee Ikner Randle
Bessie Lee Ikner Randle, 82, of Orange, died Monday, June 3, 2002, at Memorial Hermann Baptist Orange Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2002, at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Orange. The Rev. C.W. Crawford, pastor, will officiate with burial to follow on Friday, June 7, 2002, at Mount Zion Cemetery in San Augustine, Texas.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Ms. Randle was a member of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Eastern Star, the Orange Community Action Association, Zeta Amicae, Orange Christian Services, the Retired Teachers' Association and Senior Watch for the Sheriff's Department; and was secretary of Hollywood Community Cemetery and member of the mission at her church. She was retired from the Orange Independent School District as a secretary.
She was a native of Garrison, Texas, but she had resided in Orange for 59 years. 
She is survived by one daughter, Juanda Moore of Fresno, California, and one grandson, Robert Christopher Moore of Fresno, California.
Pallbearers are Olan Wilson, Albert Stewart, Sam Rhodes, Ernest Warnell, Henry Reed and Wilford Hebert. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons and trustees of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church.
Donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

Gary Lee Mitchell
Gary Lee Mitchell, 51, of Orangefield, died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at his home.
A graveside service will be held Thursday, June 6, 2002, at 10:30 a.m. at Dorman Cemetery in Orange under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home.
Mr. Mitchell was a native of Amarillo. He was a heavy equipment operator and a veteran of the Navy during Vietnam.

Bertha Clark
Bertha Clark, 89, of Beaumont, died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at College Street Nursing Center.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday, June 7, at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church under direction of Calvary Mortuary staff. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at the mortuary.
She was a native of Lake Charles, La., and had lived in Beaumont for 70 years.
Survivors include her sons, Henry Jones of Orange and Charles Foster of Beaumont; daughters, Rosia Citizen and Ponda Brown, both of Beaumont, and Earnestine Fox of Fairfield, Calif.; 17 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Olues Vernon Olivier
Olues Vernon Olivier, 77, of Port Arthur, died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at Park Place Medical Center in Port Arthur. His funeral will be Tuesday, June 4, 2002 at 10 a.m. at Dorman Funeral home. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange.
Visitation will be Monday from 4 to 9 p.m. with the family receiving guests from 6 to 8 p.m.

Ada Lee Nelson
Ada Lee Nelson, 82, of Orange, died Saturday, June 1, 2002, at her residence. Services will take place at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4, at Claybar Funeral Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be Jack Chelf of North Orange Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. 
Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
A native of Huntsville, she was a homemaker and a longtime member of North Orange Baptist Church. She enjoyed china and oil painting as well as gardening.
Mrs. Nelson is survived by her husband, Arden W. Nelson of Orange; two daughters and sons-in-law, Ardine and Gerald Obenhaus of Orange; and Gwen and Bob Borel of Mauriceville; one brother, Cecil Knight of Houston; and one sister, June Reep of Paris; and seven grandchildren, the joy of her life.
In lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the North Orange Baptist Church, the family said.

Jim Stevenson
Jim Stevenson, 60, of Orange, died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at Christus-St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.
As per his wishes, cremation will be under direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at the funeral home. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until service time Sunday.
James Edward Stevenson was born in Williamston, N.C., on Sept. 1, 1941, to William and Edna Stevenson.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Susan Stevenson of Orange; daughter, Chrissy Stevenson Fontenot and her husband, Clint, of Bellaire, Texas; four sons, Jordan Stevenson of Orange; Vaughn Stevenson of Spicewood, Texas; Jamie Stevenson of Idabel, Okla.; and Jan-Michael Stevenson of Frisco, Texas; and one granddaughter, Morgan Stevenson of Idabel.
Jim is preceded in death by his father, Edward Stevenson. He is survived by his mother, Edna Stevenson of Jamesville, N.C. He is also survived by his sisters, Jean Hardison and Diane Reason, and one brother, Curtis Stevenson, all of North Carolina.
Jim was the owner of Stevenson Enterprises, a company he started after his retirement from Weyerhaeuser Paper Company. He was a loving father, a devoted husband, and he loved his friends like family.
Jim was also a member of First Christian Church in Orange and a veteran of the Army.

Herman Odom
Herman Odom, 70, of Deweyville, died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at Memorial Hermann Baptist Orange Hospital. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Dorman Funeral Home. The Rev. Damon Bickham, pastor of First Baptist Church of Deweyville will officiate. Burial will be at Sandridge Cemetery in Kirbyville.
Visitation was from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.
A native of Lewis Chapel community, Texas, Mr. Odom was born on Sept. 26, 1931, to Allen and Leona Lewis Odom. He moved to the Deweyville area in 1957 and was a heavy equipment operator.
He is survived by his wife, Minnie Odom of Deweyville; sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Jane Odom, Larry and Deborah Odom, and Ricky and Ramona Odom, all of Deweyville; sisters Fay Herrin of Rockdale, Texas, and Knoxivine Byars of Kirbyville; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Ruth Ann Morris 
Ruth Ann Morris, 66, of Orange died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002, at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. The Rev. Lynn Ashcraft of North Orange Baptist Church in Orange will officiate. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at the funeral home.
Born in Smackover, Ark., on Jan. 6, 1936, Mrs. Morris had lived in Orange for the past 56 years. She was an executive secretary for the Edgar Brown Jr. estate in Orange and a member of North Orange Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl "JuJu" Howard Morris Jr., and brother, Jodie Hall.
She is survived by her mother, Ann Hall Condrey of Orange; two sons, Carl "Carlo" Morris and his wife, Liz, of Orange and Jarrett "Jay" Morris and his wife, Sylvia, of Tacoma, Wash.; one brother, Joseph Randall Condrey of Mountain Home, Texas; two sisters, Barbara Davison of Phoenix, Ariz., and Mary Louise Moore of Vidor, Texas; eight grandchildren, Ryan Morris, Lindsey Morris, Jarrett Morris, Eric Morris, Katherine O'Brey, Daniel Morris, Jodi Sullivan and Jamie Sullivan.
Serving as pallbearers will be Lane Moore, Arthur Moore, Tom Perry, Gary Hogg, Travis Hogg and Ryan Morris.

Kalcie Donald Hennigan
Kalcie Donald Hennigan, 68, of Orange, Texas, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002, at Memorial Hermann Baptist Orange Hospital. 
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at Dorman Funeral Home with the Rev. David Turner officiating. Burial will follow at Deweyville Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at the funeral home.
Mr. Hennigan was born in Hornbeck, La., on March 19, 1934, and had lived in Orange for 60 years. He was a welder with Levingston Shipyard and was a member of Little Cypress Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ira and Madge Hennigan.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Boulware Hennigan; three sons, Donnie Hennigan, Ronnie Hennigan and Robert Hennigan, all of Orange; a daughter, Debra Leleux of Orange; five brothers, Huey R. Hennigan and Aldon Hennigan, both of Deweyville, Texas, Buck Hennigan and Harvey Hennigan, both of Albuquerque, N.M., and Gayle Hennigan of Port Acres, Texas; two sisters, Veta Rawls of Woodville, Texas, and Lucille Salter of Deweyville; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Joe Hennigan, Otis Hennigan, Christopher Leleux, Thomas Leleux, Emmitt Marcantel, Richard Salter and Bryan Salter.

James Michael Tyler
James Michael Tyler, 30, of Brenham, Texas, and a native of Orange, Texas, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002. A private graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at King Cemetery under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
He is survived by his parents, Shelby Tyler and Linda Higginbotham Tyler of Deweyville, Texas; two sisters, Rebecca Langston of Kountze, Texas, and Katy Tyler of Deweyville; and two uncles, Glenn Higginbotham of Orange and John Higginbotham of Vinton, La.

Berwick J. Moore Jr.
Berwick J. Moore Jr., 59, of Orange, Texas, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2002, at Memorial Hermann Baptist Orange Hospital. Services are pending at Colonial Memorial Chapel.

Grace Wells Strong 
Grace Wells Strong was born in Pleasant Hill, La., to the late Oscar and Viola Wells on June 20, 1926. She lived in Shreveport from 1968-99, where she owned a small dress shop, "Grace's Boutique," for many years. Grace was a member of the Baptist faith.
She resided in Allen, Texas, for the past two years. She was actively involved in the First Baptist church and enjoyed participating with the Allen Senior Center. She helped initiate the Allen Cancer Support Group and served as an honorary board member for the Cancer Wall of Hope Foundation.
She is survived by three children, Rebecca Norris Watts and her husband, Leonard Watts of Lucas, Texas; Vickie Norris Wells of Plano, Texas, and Stephen O. Norris of Littleton, Colorado; five grandchildren, Alison Watts Smithwick, Matthew T. Watts, Aaron T. Wells, Gregory S. Norris and Ashley E. Norris; sister, Frances Gray of Diamondhead, Miss.; brother, Alton Wells of Niles, Michigan; numerous nieces and nephews; and her beloved cat, Magic.
Services will be at the First Baptist Church in Allen on Friday, Aug. 9, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jeff Humphrey officiating. Interment will be at Zion's rest Cemetery, Pleasant Hill onSaturday, Aug. 10, at 11 a.m. Arrangements are under direction of Ted Dickey Funeral Home of Plano.
If desired, memorials may be made in her name to the Cancer Wall of Hope Foundation, 1208 East Bethany Drive, Ste: 2, No. 109, Allen, Texas, 75002. 

Macle Elizabeth Stout
Macle Elizabeth Stout, 68, of Deweyville, Texas, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, in Groves, Texas. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with the Rev. Danny Benson officiating. Visitation was held Aug. 7.

Ludwig Otto Ladtkow
Ludwig Otto Ladtkow, 68, of Orange, died, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, at his residence.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Bobbie Whitson Searcy
Bobbie Whitson Searcy, 83, of West Orange, Texas, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2002 at Christus St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Beaumont.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange with Rev. Elizabeth Windam officiating.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.
Born in Center, Texas, on Aug. 29, 1918, Mrs. Searcy was a former resident of Bridge City and a longtime resident of West Orange. After many years of service she retired as a print shop manager with the city of Orange.
She was preceded in death by her son, Bryan Whitson and grandson, Bryan Whitson Jr.
She is survived by two grandsons, Stephen Whitson of Orangefield and Kevin Whitson of West Orange and seven great-grandchildren.

James "Jim" Bolding
James "Jim" Bolding, 76, of West Orange, Texas, died Saturday, August 3, 2002, at Memorial Hermann Baptist Orange Hospital Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Lindsey Smith of St. John United Methodist Church in West Orange. Burial will follow a Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange.
Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home in Orange. 
Born in Eudora, Arkansas, he lived in Orange since 1954. He retired as a mechanic with Gulf Chemical in Orange. He was also the former owner and operator of Orange Carpet and sleep Shop in Orange. He was a member of St. John United Methodist church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Bolding. He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and David Goode of Bridge City, and Telissa and Pete Calfee of Panacea, Florida; three brothers, Warren Bolding of Shreveport, Louisiana; Gary Bolding of Pollock, Louisiana, and E.W. Bolding of Las Vegas, Nevada; one sister, Bea Volosin of Houston, Texas; four grandchildren, Brett Goode, Shane Goode, Michele Cormier and Shara Cormier; and two great-grandchildren, Collin Goode and Dakota Pieratt Goode.

Susie Walker
Susie Walker, 72, of Orange, Texas, died Sunday, August 4, 2002, at Memorial Hermann Baptist Orange Hospital in Orange. Cremation services will be handled by Dorman Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Stratford Cemetery in Stratford, Texas.
Mrs. Walker was a native of Willow, Oklahoma, and a longtime resident of Stratford before moving to the Orange area in 1998. Before retirement, she was a certified nurses aide.
She is survived by a son, Buddy Dale Garoutte of Kingwood, Texas; a daughter, Rosemary Sue Caviness of Orange; a brother, Edward H. Smith of Stratford; sisters, Jo Johnson and Carol Robison, both of Cedar Hill, Texas; and Margaret Teakell of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Roger Caviness, Pamela Berryman and Buddy Garoutte Jr.; and great-grandchildren, Mikey Mendoza, Kayla Berryman, Alexis Allendorph and Chase Caviness, with another great-grandson on the way.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Dan and Mary Smith, and sister Wilma Batdorf.


CEMSEARCH - OBITUARY CENTRAL - OBITUARY LINKS PAGE - SURNAME SEARCH UTILITY