Obituaries

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07
Dec

Robert Lester Smith

Robert Lester Smith, 69, of Mauriceville, TX died Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 at his home. He was a native of Houston, TX who enjoyed cooking, watching college football, and spending time with his family. Robert was known as being the life of the party and always had a story to tell. He is survived by his son; Shannon Smith and his wife Kim of Beaumont, TX, 2 grandsons; Zach and Max Smith, and lifelong partner; Vicki Smith. Robert was preceded in death by his parents; Lawrence McMellon and Jean Grace-Cox. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor.

Thu
07
Dec

Clayton Ashworth

Funeral services for Clayton “Clay Boy” Paul Ashworth, 17, of DeRidder, will be held Friday, December 08, 2017, at 2:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church in DeRidder, with Pastor Josh Eubanks and Rev. Dr. Ralph Beasley, Sr officiating. Burial will follow in Whitaker Cemetery, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of DeRidder. Visitation will be held Thursday, December 7, 2017, from 5 P. M. until 8 P.M. in Labby Memorial Funeral Home in DeRidder, and from 12 P.M. until time of the service, 2 P.M., Friday, December 8, 2017, in First Baptist Church of DeRidder. Clayton was born September 13, 2000, in Fort Campbell, KY, to Jason Paul and Wendy Carol Beasley Ashworth. He passed away on December 2, 2017, from injuries received in an automobile accident. “Clay” was an energetic and spirited young man who loved life and the outdoors. It was his caring and compassionate demeanor that drew people to love him.

Thu
07
Dec

Errett Dee Gipson Jr.

Dee Gipson, 80 of Vidor died Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Harbor Hospice House in Beaumont. A native of Beaumont, TX he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Dee was a member of First United Methodist Church in Vidor and retired from Dupont after 37 1/2 years as a Computer Draftsman. He was a member of the Wood Carvers Guild and enjoyed fishing. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at First United Methodist Church in Vidor and a memorial service will begin at 2:00 pm Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the church. Dee is survived by his wife of 59 years Alice Gipson, daughters Leslye Conway of Houston, TX and Cindy Gipson of Beaumont, TX, son Eddie Gipson and wife Sherry of Evadale, TX, sister Geneva Shamrock of Cameron, TX, 5 grandchildren Shanna Spivey, Holly Preuss, Seth Gipson, Kristy Conway and Katy Bailey, 2 great grandsons Jase and Kelix.

Thu
07
Dec

Juanita Talcott

Juanita Talcott, 93, of Vidor, TX died Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 in China, TX. A native of Hulbert, OK she was a homemaker and was a resident of Vidor since 1939 who enjoyed working in her yard and garden, crocheting and knitting. Juanita was a seamstress and a member of Christ Community Church. She was also a former secretary of the African Violet Association. Visitation will be Thursday, December 7, 2017 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services will be Friday, December 8, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home with interment to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park. Juanita is survived by 3 sons; Earl Talcott and his wife Janelle of Vidor, Frank Talcott and his wife Jo Ann of Vidor, and Donald Talcott and his wife Bea of Beaumont, 1 daughter; Linell Talcott Soileau and her husband Stanford of China, TX, 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren.

Thu
07
Dec

Jean Walker- Sanders

Jean Walker-Sanders, 83, of Silsbee died Sunday, December 3, 2017. She was a native of Taylorsville, MS. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. She is survived by her daughter, Karolyn Carpenter of Buna; sons, Alton Sanders of Orange Park, FL, and Jimmy Sanders of Silsbee. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law; Cindy Sanders of Vidor, eight grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

Tue
05
Dec

Delores Ruth Culver

Delores Ruth Culver, age 90, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday November 28, 2017. She was born and raised in Vidor, Texas to Eva Middleton Netterville and Irvin Terry “Bud” Netterville. She married Warren Culver in 1945 after he returned from the war. They moved to Pasadena, Texas In 1951 and raised their family here. They opened up Culver Rentals in1962 and it has been owned and operated by family for 55 years. She enjoyed working in her yard and feeding the “critters” behind the house, was a gifted artist and left many beautiful paintings. She enjoyed planning and taking wonderful vacations with her family and extended family every summer, but most of all spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom loved her above all. She is preceded in death by her husband, Warren Culver; her daughter, Melanie Greer; her parents and her brothers, Terry and Sonny Netterville.

Tue
05
Dec

Juanita Talcott

Juanita Talcott, 93, of Vidor, TX died Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 in China, TX. A native of Hulbert, OK she was a homemaker and was a resident of Vidor since 1939 who enjoyed working in her yard and garden, crocheting and knitting. Juanita was a seamstress and a member of Christ Community Church. She was also a former secretary of the African Violet Association. Visitation will be Thursday, December 7, 2017 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services will be Friday, December 8, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home with interment to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park. Juanita is survived by 3 sons; Earl Talcott and his wife Janelle of Vidor, Frank Talcott and his wife Jo Ann of Vidor, and Donald Talcott and his wife Bea of Beaumont, 1 daughter; Linell Talcott Soileau and her husband Stanford of China, TX, 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren.

Tue
05
Dec

Errett Dee Gipson Jr

Dee Gipson, 80 of Vidor died Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Harbor Hospice House in Beaumont. A native of Beaumont, TX he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Dee was a member of First United Methodist Church in Vidor and retired from Dupont after 37 1/2 years as a Computer Draftsman. He was a member of the Wood Carvers Guild and enjoyed fishing. CREMATION arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at First United Methodist Church in Vidor and a memorial service will begin at 2:00 pm Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the church. Dee is survived by his wife of 59 years Alice Gipson, daughters Leslye Conway of Houston, TX and Cindy Gipson of Beaumont, TX, son Eddie Gipson and wife Sherry of Evadale, TX, sister Geneva Shamrock of Cameron, TX, 5 grandchildren Shanna Spivey, Holly Preuss, Seth Gipson, Kristy Conway and Katy Bailey, 2 great grandsons Jase and Kelix.

Tue
05
Dec

mary hillebrandt

Mary L. Hillebrandt died Saturday, November 25,2 017 at her residence. She was a former employee of J.C Penny No services will be held. She is survived by her son, Randall Hillebrandt of Vidor; daughters, Bonita Hardy of Vidor and Charlene Burke of Nevada; and two grandchildren

Tue
05
Dec

Timothy “Boothang” Allen Mengler

Timothy A. Mengler, 36 of Vidor died Monday, November 27, 2017 at his residence. He was a Manager for B and B Ice Port Arthur. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife JoAnna Mengler; daughters Elizabeth Marie Mengler and Emma Mae Mengler all of Vidor; father Robert Mengler of Colorado; mother Teresa Hornbeck of St. Louis, MO; step-mother Lisa Marceaux of Houston; brothers Roy Hornbeck II of Azle, Josh Mengler and Austin Mengler, both of Houston; sisters Meaghan Grass and Shera Marceaux both of Houston; and grandmothers, Grandma Joan of Ballwin, MO, and Florence Reagan of St. Peters, MO

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