Obituaries
The 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.
Honor 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.
Larry 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.
Gloria 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 Orange.
Benjamin 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.
Janae 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.
Judy 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 Chereč 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 Jeff Doyle.
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.
Patrick 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.
Billy 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.
Denise 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, Texas 77632.
 
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