Obituaries
Shirley Mae Salsbury, 85, of Bridge City, passed away on May 23, 2015, at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating will be Reverend Jeremy Bradshaw of Liberty Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6:00p.m.-8:00 p.m., Monday, May 25, 2015, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Born in Denver, Colorado, on November 3, 1929, she was the daughter of Harley Albert Mender and Viola Mae Snider. Shirley was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. She was a very good Christian lady who loved serving others. Her door was always open and her home was always clean. Shirley enjoyed sewing, quilting, and exercising with her swim ladies. She loved spending time with her family. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Harley and Vera Mender and Viola and Leo Kentner; son, Larry Dean Salsbury; and her brothers, Ken Rapue, Jerry Snyder, and Jim Mender; sister, Carol Ann Rapue. She is survived by her husband of almost 66 years, Carl Salsbury; children, Yvonne Gayle Salsbury Goss and husband, Blake of Woodville, Craig Neil Salsbury and wife, Joan of Ingram, Tina Ruth Salsbury Duncan and husband, Robert of Tenaha, and Misty Renea Salsbury Bausell and husband, John of Tyler; brothers, Don Mender of California, Richard Mender of Harlingen; sisters, Beverly Hollister of Fairfield, and Karon Rapue of Meadview, Arizona; grandchildren, Brandy and husband, Noah Archer, Brian and wife, Jeannie Goss, Bruce Goss and fiancée, Jessica, Kate Salsbury, Ashleigh and husband, Chase Hobson, Michaila Duncan, Bethany Bausell, and great-grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers will be Ronnie Shugart, Mike Barber, Henry Ainsworth, Terry Folsom, David Wright, Bill Nickum, and John Nickum. When Shirley was a child she spent five years in an orphanage, Carl and Shirley were strong supporters of the Texas Baptist Home for Children so the family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to them at 629 Farley St. Waxahachie, TX 75165.
Jodi Herbsleb Schaffer, 51, of Orange, passed away on May 20, 2015, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. A memorial service will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 25, 2015, at Little Cypress Baptist Church. Officiating will be Reverend David Turner. Born in Cedar Falls, Iowa, on June 10, 1963, she was the daughter of Gordon Herbsleb and Judy Lockwood. Jodi loved being at home with her family especially with her husband, Tim. She was a member of Little Cypress Baptist Church. Jodi was a strong, loving woman and will be greatly missed. Jodi is preceded in death by her mother, Judy Lockwood, sister, Cyndi Bond, and her step-mother, Patsy Herbsleb. She is survived by her husband, Tim Schaffer; father, Gordon Herbsleb; step-father, Jack Rygg; children, Jackie Abshire and husband, Mikeal of Orange, Travis Herbsleb and wife, Kathy of Park Rapids, Minnesota, Tawnya Herbsleb of Marlon, Texas, and Annette Herbsleb and husband, Nate Hesse of Fairmount, North Dakota; grandchildren, William Abshire, Makayla Abshire, Michael Hill, Jr., Josiah Robinson, Jennifer Abshire; brothers, David Herbsleb, Steve Miller and wife, Cheryl; sisters, Tawyna Bowstring and Wendy Nyberg.
Ethan Hinds, Sr., 78, of Orange, passed away on May 21, 2015, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Funeral services will be 3:00pm, Sunday, May 24, 2015, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Barry Bradley of First Baptist Church in Orange. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be preceding the funeral service at 1:00pm. Born in Mobile, Alabama, on July 23, 1936, he was the son of Ross Samuel Hinds and Ridley Abigail (Scott) Hinds. Ethan was a 50 year mason and founder of the local institution American Fence which he founded in 1967. He and Ann traveled extensively, often with their dear friends John and Esther Benoit. Ethan was a very fair man and a great teacher to his children. The most important thing in him and Ann’s life was taking care of their children. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Ethan was preceded in death by his son, Darren Hinds; his brothers, Avondale Hinds, and Bruce Hinds; and his sisters, Rita Anderson, and Sonja Wilson. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ann Hinds; sons, David Hinds, Sr. and wife, Pam of Orange, Doyle Hinds and wife, Janis of Orange, and Richard Hinds and wife, Bree of Beaumont; grandchildren, Amber Williams and husband, Ryan, Erin Dwight and husband, Jonathan, Derek Hinds, Kristi Hinds, Ethan Doyle Hinds III, Brandi Claybar and husband, Warren, and David Hinds, Jr and wife, Morgan.; and nine great-grandchildren and two on the way. Serving as pallbearers will be David Hinds, Jr., Derek Hinds, Ethan Doyle Hinds, III, Ryan Williams, Jonathan Dwight, and Warren Claybar. Honorary pallbearer will be John Benoit. Ethan’s family would like to give a special thanks to the wonderful, caring, and loving staff of Harbor Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Harbor Hospice Foundation at 2450 N. Major Dr. Beaumont, TX 77713.
Florence Marjorie Stewart, 92, of Deweyville, passed away Friday, May 22, 2015 at the Oakwood Manor Nursing Center in Vidor. Born on March 13, 1923 in Wichita Falls, Texas to her parents, Avery Joshua and Florence Eunice (Jones) Fisher, she lived in Deweyville for 45 years and had previously lived in Houston. Mrs. Stewart worked as a frame stylist for Texas State Optical and she was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Deweyville. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and she loved the outdoors and working in her flower garden. Mrs. Stewart is preceded in death by her parents; her infant son, Bryan Kyndall Dillard; her first husband, Cecil Henry Dillard; her second husband, J. W. Stewart; her brother, Billy Joe Fisher and her sister, Floy Fisher. Those who will most cherish her memory are her daughters, Sharron Smith and Buddy Smith of Deweyville and Elaine Hammons and husband, Jerome of Many, Louisiana; her step son, Jackie Stewart and wife, Tammy of Crossett, Arkansas; her sister, Mary Holt of League City; her brother, Hugh A. Fisher of Pittsboro, Indiana; her six grandchildren, Michelle Jones and husband, Chris of Deweyville, James Darrin Smith and wife Mandy of Willis, Texas, Scott French, Keith French and wife, Tina of Robeline, Louisiana, Susan Taylor of Crossett, Arkansas and Justin Stewart of Crossett; ten great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren. Mrs. Stewart is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends from the First Baptist Church in Deweyville. Services to remember and honor Mrs. Stewart's life will be at 2:00 PM Sunday, May 24, 2015 in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with Reverend Damon Bickham, officiating. Rite of committal and interment will follow services where she will be laid to rest next to her husband at the King Cemetery in Hartburg. A gathering of Mrs. Stewart's family and friends will be from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Saturday at the funeral home.
Jodi Herbsleb Schaffer, 51, of Orange, passed away on May 20, 2015, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. A memorial service will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 25, 2015, at Little Cypress Baptist Church. Officiating will be Reverend David Turner. Born in Cedar Falls, Iowa, on June 10, 1963, she was the daughter of Gordon Herbsleb and Judy Lockwood. Jodi loved being at home with her family especially with her husband, Tim. She was a member of Little Cypress Baptist Church. Jodi was a strong, loving woman and will be greatly missed. Jodi is preceded in death by her mother, Judy Lockwood, sister, Cyndi Bond, and her step-mother, Patsy Herbsleb. She is survived by her husband, Tim Schaffer; father, Gordon Herbsleb; step-father, Jack Rygg; children, Jackie Abshire and husband, Mikeal of Orange, Travis Herbsleb and wife, Kathy of Park Rapids, Minnesota, Tawnya Herbsleb of Marlon, Texas, and Annette Herbsleb and husband, Nate Hesse of Fairmount, North Dakota; grandchildren, William Abshire, Makayla Abshire, Michael Hill, Jr., Josiah Robinson, Jennifer Abshire; brothers, David Herbsleb, Steve Miller and wife, Cheryl; sisters, Tawyna Bowstring and Wendy Nybers.
Ida Mae "Tiny" Derise, 59, of Orange died Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at UTMB in Galveston, TX. A native of Beaumont, TX, she was a longtime resident of Vidor before moving to Orange recently. Ida was a homemaker and was a member of Old Faith Baptist Church in Vidor. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Monday, May 25, 2015 at Old Faith Baptist Church. Ida is survived by her daughter Deana Finley of Hattiesburg, MS, sons Damian Finley of Orange, TX, Devon Finley of Vidor, TX and 9 grandchildren
Juanita Marie Mosley, 66, of Orange, passed away on May 19, 2015, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 22, 2015, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m. Officiating will be Mr. Barry Jones of 9th and Elm Church of Christ in Orange. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Born in Orange, Texas, on September 4, 1948 she was the daughter of J T Joel Harrison and Mary Joe Buchman Harrison. Juanita worked at Wal-Mart in Vidor for 24 years and was an active member of the Grandmother’s Club. She enjoyed traveling, especially to the lake and beach. She also liked to crochet and attend Mardi Gras. Juanita was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was an earthly angel and will be greatly missed by those who had the pleasure of knowing her. She was preceded in death by her parents, JT and Mary Joe Harrison and grandson, Anthony Harmon. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Trudy Gene Mosley; daughter, Melanie Marie Mosley of Orange; son, David “Dave Edward” Mosley and wife, Judith of Lumberton; daughter, Cindy Broussard and husband Kevin of Orange; grandchildren, Cody Harmon, Tanner Harmon, Aidan Mosley, Kale Broussard, and Kenley Broussard; siblings, Jerry Harrison, Albert Harrison, Mary Harrison, Richard Harrison, Ruby Geldard, Judy Harrison, Norman Harrison and Evelyn Anthony and numerous nieces, nephews, family, and friends. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to account number 1900570, set up in Juanita’s name at Sabine Federal Credit Union in Orange.
Joshua Moreaux, 22, of Beaumont, passed away on May 16, 2015, in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Funeral services will be11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 23, 2015, at Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church, 10169 Hwy. 69, Port Arthur, Texas 77640. Officiating will be Pastor M.L. Phillips, pastor of Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church in Vidor. Burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery in Beaumont. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Friday, May 22, 2015, with a time of sharing beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Joshua was born on April 5, 1993, in Beaumont, Texas to Otis Joseph Moreaux and Cheryl Ann Morris Moreaux. He was the sixth child of nine. At an early age, he was the designated family mediator. In 2004, he was baptized and received the Holy Ghost. He graduated from Sulphur High School in 2011. He immediately sacrificed his will and plans for a college education to help with the family business. In the name of family, he relieved his mother by learning the various aspects of the business that included: dispatching, invoicing, banking and payroll often times without compensation. Selfless...always willing to help in anyway...loved his family till the end. He was a faithful, active member of Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church in Vidor. He was in attendance for every service. He participated in any skits or programs. He served in any capacity as his pastor requested. He was a church drummer, sang in the choir and later taught himself to play the bass. He was even a member of the “Moreaux Quartet” as the bass singer. He loved family times of four wheeling, back-yard barbecues, skiing, road trips and late night jam sessions. He fostered many relationships over the years. He always met and made a friend - never met a stranger and had a smile that would light up any room. He was mild mannered and his spirit connected with others without even a word being said. He was faithful, loyal and truly a man after God's own heart. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lawrence Moreaux, Sr. and Lorna Pete Moreaux. He is survived by his parents, Cheryl and Otis Moreaux, Sr. of Orange; siblings, Ella Moreaux-Bourgeois and husband, Quentin of Baytown, Otis R. Moreaux of Beaumont, Lawrence Moreaux IV and wife, Shunte of Houston, Otis Joseph Moreaux, Jr. and wife, Maelishia of Houston, Daniel Moreaux and wife, Macy of Beaumont, Rachel Moreaux of Orange, Rebekah Moreaux of Orange, and Joel Moreaux of Orange; grandparents, Joseph Dudley Morris, Sr. of Beaumont and Elizabeth Harmon Citizen of Beaumont and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Serving as pallbearers will be Lawrence Moreaux IV, Otis R. Moreaux, Otis Joseph Moreaux, Jr., Daniel Moreaux, Joel Moreaux, Jaylon Moreaux and Christian Hockless. Honorary pallbearers are Richard Hardy, Archie Holleman, Caleb Callahan, Miles Hammer, Joseph Gibson, Josiah Phares, Richard Moreaux, Joseph Dudley Morris, Jr., Dana A. Baker, Jr., and Joseph Dudley Morris III.
Shirley L. Pomeroy passed away at Family Care Assisted Living Center in Orange on May 5, 2015, at the age of 82. She was born on January 22, 1933, in Galveston, Texas and was a graduate of Ball High School in Galveston. She worked for National Hotel Company at their headquarters in Galveston in the early 1950’s. Shirley was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Altar Society in Orange. She is a past president of the Sabine Area Propeller Women’s Club and Women’s Maritime Club. She was a great homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She is preceded in death by her son, Stephen Pomeroy, Jr. and grandson, Michael Purdon. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Stephen Pomeroy of Orange; daughters, Susan Purdon and husband, Dave of Arlington, Texas, Sandra Pomeroy and husband, Jeremy Chappell of Dallas, Texas; granddaughter, Stephanie Purdon and three great-grandchildren all of Arlington, Texas; and her brother, James LaCoume of Galveston. Many thanks for the great care given by Southeast Texas Hospice and Family Care Assisted Living Center of Orange. Cremation will be under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory. A graveside service is pending with Claybar Funeral Home in Orange and Father Joseph Daleo of St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange. A graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at St. Mary Cemetery in Orange.
The Celebration of Life for Mrs. Inez Turner, 106, of Orange, will be Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Rites of Christian Burial will follow in Magnolia Memorial Gardens under the direction of Sparrow Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the church. She died Sunday, May 17, 2015, her 106th birthday, at Jefferson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Beaumont, TX. A native of the Patroon Community in Shelby County, TX, she resided in Orange 65 years. The Church Mother of the Mount Zion Church, she also served as an Usher and was a member of the Mission Society at the church.
She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include one son, Roy Ballard of Orange, one granddaughter, Monica Ballard of Carrollton, TX, and one great grandson, Miguel Arias also of Carrollton.
The Celebration of Life for Mr. James H. (Little Head) Harper, 66, of Orange will be Saturday, May 23, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at Sparrow Funeral Home. Rites of Christian Burial will follow in Hollywood Community Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Sparrow Funeral Home.
Natalie Theresa Hare passed away peacefully at home on May 10, 2015. She was born on August 7, 1943, in Port Arthur, Texas. She graduated from Bishop Byrne High School where she was a member of the Colleen Drum and Bugle Corp. Natalie moved to Houston in the early 80's where she established a successful career in real estate. She was recognized as a prominent real estate agent in the 1960/Champions area, receiving numerous local and national awards. Natalie believed success was having a positive attitude about yourself and what you were doing. Natalie cherished the time spent with her siblings, children and especially grandchildren. She enjoyed traveling with friends and family, dining with her gourmet group, and playing bridge. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jack B. Justilian and Lillian Justilian. She is survived by her daughters, Susan Sauer, and husband Jim, of Houston; Lisa Smith of Nederland; Lora Jackson, and fiancé Steve Norris, of Mauriceville; and Julie Saunders, and husband Adam, of Sabine Pass; her grandchildren, Ryan Melancon, Connor Sauer, Olivia Saunders, Cameron Sauer, Adrienne Norris, Angelina Norris, Reid Saunders, and Avery Saunders; her siblings, Clare Beaumont, Lois Auld, Jack Justilian, and Rena Mullins, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Ronald L. Cole, 66, of Orange, passed away on May 15, 2015, at his home in Orange. The funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Claybar Funeral Home with Father Joseph P. Daleo officiating. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., with a rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. by Deacon Melvin Payne, at the funeral home on Wednesday. Born in Vallejo, California, on October 6, 1948, he was the son of Ora A. and Ida Cole. He worked at Chevron for 21 years and Laden’s Equipment Services for 10 years. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Orange, was a third degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus Council #1680, and a member of the NRA. Ron also served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ora A. and Ida Cole; brother, Michael Cole and father-in-law, Joseph Berlinger. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Vicki Cole; mother-in-law, Mary Berlinger; son, Ronald J. Cole and wife, Melissa Brashear; son, Darren Cole and wife, Elizabeth; Steve and Lugene Peais; three grandchildren, Sean Cole, Lorayne Cole and Victoria Cole; step grandchildren, Annie Brashear and Kristian Morgan; brother Ora B. Cole and wife; sisters, Helen Bumbalow and Pam Griffin; nephews, Michael and wife, Franchesca Cole, John Paul and Patrick Griffin. He was a loving husband, father, and Paw Paw. He will be greatly missed.
David D. Richard, 68, of West Orange, passed away on May 14, 2015, in Orange. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Joseph P. Daleo of St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange. Burial will follow at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at St. John the Evangelist Cemetery in Mermentau, Louisiana. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday, May 18, 2015, with a Rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Crowley, Louisiana on November 28, 1946, he was the son of Willie Richard and Evia Verrett Richard. David worked for 17 years as a welder for American Bridge in Orange, 20 years in security at the McFaddin-Ward House Museum in Beaumont and currently owned and operated his own lawn service. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange where he served as an usher. David enjoyed hunting, shrimping, and camping. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Evia Richard; son, Jules David Richard and brother, Malcolm Richard. He is survived by his wife, Fay Richard of West Orange; daughter, Angela Scott of Sanford, North Carolina; grandchildren, Brandon Alleman and Nathaniel Alleman and great grandchild, Brandon L. Alleman. Serving as pallbearers will be Martin Scott, Timothy LeBlanc, Leathon LeBlanc, David Fregia, John Clark and Stewart Trahan. Honorary pallbearers are Kenneth Pigg, James Goodman, Tom Kinder and Tony Jeanise.