Obituaries

Paul Maurice Janeaux

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Paul Maurice Janeaux, 50, of Bridge City passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston.   Paul was born in Chico, California on June 6, 1966 to parents Shirley Jean (Cowart) and Donald Maurice Janeaux. He was a resident of Bridge City and was a marine surveyor for the last ...

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Edna Bowman Mahaffey

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Edna Bowman Mahaffey, 83, of Hartburg, Texas, passed away at her home, surrounded by her family, on Saturday, March 11, 2017.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at Dorman Funeral Home; Reverend Damon Bickham of the First Baptist Church – Deweyville will be officiating. Visitation for family and friends ...

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Willie Mae Waldrep Hanks

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Willie Mae Waldrep Hanks, 93, of Bridge City, passed away on March 10, 2017. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Pastor Russell Duplantis. Burial will follow at Wilkinson Cemetery in Orange. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, March ...

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Viola L. Watson

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  Born in Kaplan, Louisiana, February 17, 1933, she was the daughter of Wallace and Emilda LeLeux. She loved working in her yard with her flowers and going to church each week. She loved Jesus with her whole heart and enjoyed saying her rosary every day. Viola loved her family and all her brothers and ...

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Melvin Walter Bishop, Jr

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Melvin Walter Bishop, Jr, 68 of Woodville, left us peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.  He was born May 2, 1948 in Orange, TX.  He graduated from West Orange High School where he was a gifted athlete and attended Lamar University on a football scholarship.  He worked for Owens ...

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Jack White

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Jack White went to be with his beloved wife, Elaine, in heaven on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Jack was born in Houston, Texas, to Howard Hill White and Mary Elizabeth Aden White on May 5, 1937. He graduated from Kingsville High School and was employed in the auto repair industry his entire life. He retired ...

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Bonnie Cochran Havard

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Bonnie Cochran Havard, 97, of Orange, Texas, passed away on March 7, 2017, at The Meadows in Orange. Born in Orange, Texas, on February 12, 1920, Bonnie was the daughter of Arthur and Annie Belle Cochran. She graduated from Orange High School in 1939. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved ...

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Loveless Joseph “Blackie” Benoit

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  Blackie Benoit, 90, of Orangefield, Texas, passed away on March 7, 2017, at his home surrounded by family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday March 11, 2017, at St. Helen Catholic Church in Orangefield. Officiating will be Father Dan Malain. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in ...

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Patricia Ann Ogg

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Patricia Ann Ogg, 73, of Orange, Texas, passed away on March 7, 2017, in Port Arthur. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 10, 2017, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Born in Chandler, ...

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Paul A. Smith

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Paul A. Smith, 83, of Orange, Texas, passed away on March 8, 2017, in Vidor, Texas. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 17, 2017, at First Baptist Church in Orangefield. Cremation is under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home. Born in Elton, Louisiana, on November 13, 1933, Paul was the ...

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