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LLOYD HARVEY HEMMINGWAY

Lloyd H. Hemmingway, 75 of Vidor died Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 at his residence. A native of Mojave, CA, he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Lloyd was a member of Pecan Acres Baptist Church in Vidor and enjoyed fishing and target shooting. He was a member of the NRA. Lloyd served his country in the U.S. Air Force for 23 years and served two tours in the Vietnam Conflict. Visitation was at 6:00 pm Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Memorial Funeral Home with burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Lloyd is survived by his wife of 46 years Brenda Hemmingway of Vidor, TX, sons Sean Paul Hemmingway, Kenneth Dale Hemmingway and Kevin Lloyd Hemmingway, 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

JEANETTE

CRAWFORD

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PAULA PRYNE

PAULA PRYNE

Paula Maude (Monroe) Pryne, 87, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 24, 2019. She was born June 25, 1932 in Shreveport, LA to Webb P. Monroe and Elinor (Mayo) Monroe. She was a long-time resident of Vidor, Texas and member of First Baptist Church of Vidor. She lived the last three years in Galloway, New Jersey. She married Ralph “Buck” Pryne on May 28, 1960. Paula became an AVON Sales Representative on September 7, 1967. She sold AVON for over 50 years and earned many achievements, including Lifetime President’s Club status. She could make a customer out of anyone and was known for her smile, outgoing personality, and ability to make friends everywhere she went. Her greatest happiness was found in her family. Her greatgrandchildren or “her babies” as she fondly referred to them, were a constant source of joy.

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JOHN CLARK

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JOHN CLARK

John Micheal Clark died Sunday December 1st of 2019. He was born on November 21st 1957 as the 5th out of 6 children of Joseph and Arlene Clark. He was a lifelong resident of Southeast Texas. He raised and supported a family with his over 40yrs of employment in the petrochemical industry. He is survived by his daughter/ son Kristyn ( Rick) Blundell, daughter/ son Katie(Angel) Perez, Grandchildren John Mason Blundell, Clark Maverick Perez, Ashley Blundell, Devon Blundell, Daisy Perez, and Madison Perez. He was always very family oriented, but he truly shined in the role of Pop Pop. He is also survived by his brothers Eddie Bill and Joseph Clark, sisters Sarah Dietz and Barbara Cryer. He was proceeded in death by his father, beloved mother, his sister Sheila Gibson, and grandson Trevor Blundell.

Jesus replied, “ You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” John 13:7 NIV

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William “Papaw” Clyde Watkins Jr.

William “Papaw” Clyde Watkins Jr.

Bill Watkins, 95 of Vidor died Saturday, November 30th, 2019 in Friendswood, TX. A native of Roganville, TX, he was a longtime Vidor resident. Bill retired as a PBX repairman with AT&T after 42 years. He served his country during WWII in the Merchant Marines. Bill was a family man and enjoyed fishing and gardening. Visitation will begin at 6:00 pm Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Friday, December 6, 2019 at Memorial Funeral Home with burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Bill was preceded in death by his wife Jewel Watkins and son James Michael Watkins. He is survived by his children Bill Watkins and his wife Shirley of Vidor, TX, Kieth Watkins and his wife Renee of Vidor, TX, Laurie Killam and her husband Ronald of Friendswood, TX, 13 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter.

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BESSIE HERRINLINSCOMB

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BESSIE HERRINLINSCOMB

Bessie Herrin-Linscomb, 94, another one from the greatest generation passed away on Friday, November 22, 2019 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. A native of Wolf Den, TX she was a longtime resident of Vidor who enjoyed reading, gardening, working crossword puzzles, cooking and going to garage sales but she especially loved keeping her grandchildren. Visitation was Monday, November 25, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services were Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home with interment to follow at King Cemetery in Hartburg, TX.

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PAULA M. PRYNE

Paula M. Pryne, 87 of Galloway, NJ died Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Royal Suites Healthcare Center in Galloway, NJ. A native of Shreveport, LA, she was a longtime Vidor resident before moving to Galloway a couple of Years ago. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and the funeral services will begin at 12:00 noon Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor.

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SHIRLEY ANN SIMON

Shirley Ann Simon, 67, of Vidor, Texas, passed away on November 22, 2019, in Silsbee, Texas.

Shirley is survived by her loving husband, Charles Simon; children, Bonnie Simon, of Houston, Kimberly Simon, of Houston, and Derek Simon, of Little Rock, AR; siblings, Roger Wooldridge, Linda Stroud, and Randy Wooldridge; along with numerous other loving family and friends.

Cremation will be under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

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MIKE BURLIN

Mike Burlin, 67, of Mauriceville, Texas, passed away on November 16, 2019, at the home of his sister, Vanessa, in Beaumont, Texas surrounded by his loved ones.

He was born September 5, 1952, in Liberty, Texas to Lowell and Elva (Herford) Burlin. Mike was an active member of Mauriceville United Methodist Church where he was always willing to lend a hand mowing the grounds, making jelly, or cooking for fundraisers.

When Mike was not working in his garden or tending to his many fruit trees, he enjoyed cooking, fishing and hunting. Mike was a Master Plumber and a long-time employee with Jim Harris Plumbing.

He is survived by his son, Jody of Mauriceville; daughter, Tiffany Marshall of Beaumont; mother, Elva Burlin of Beaumont; sisters Lana Burgtorf of Shattuck, Oklahoma, Elaine Ashcraft of Silsbee and Vanessa Ellis of Beaumont.

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Steven Leslie Taylor

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Steven Leslie Taylor, age 52, passed away Oct. 29, 2019 in Scottsdale, AZ. Steve was born January 1,1967 in Caldwell, ID to Roseann Blake and Leslie Taylor. In his youth, Steve excelled in sports and math, loved outdoor adventures, and had a fun-loving, happy-golucky personality.

Following graduation, Steve served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Argentina. For over twenty years, Steve lived in Vidor, TX and worked in the construction industry building a granite countertop business. Steve was also gifted in mechanics and technology. Outside of work, Steve enjoyed four-wheeling, computers, singing, laughing at jokes, visiting with his kids, and sharing his faith. Steve had a big heart and served many. Steve is the father of three beautiful children, Millie, Samuel, and Austin, of whom he was immensely proud. His love for each of them is deep and personal.

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DUSTIN C. BRISTER

Dustin C. Brister, 38 of Vidor died Friday, November 15th, 2019 at his residence. A native of Louisiana, he was a longtime Vidor resident. Dustin was a member of Crestwood Baptist Church in Lumberton and was in construction. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid sports fan, but he loved attending church. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. A memorial service will be held at 6:00 pm Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Commitment to Caring in Vidor. Dustin is survived by his adopted family at Commitment to Caring.

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