Obituaries

Wed
27
May

Dorothy Inzer

Dorothy Inzer

Dorothy Lee Johnson Inzer, 93 of Vidor died Sunday, May 24th, 2020 at her residence with her family by her side . A native of Rayville, Louisiana, she was a longtime resident of Vidor. Dorothy was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Beaumont and was owner/operator of Vidor Florist since 1957. She loved flowers and working in the yard with her husband Eugene. Dorothy was a member of the Vidor Garden Club many years ago. She participated in the D.A.V. with Eugene and was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution. Visitation will begin at 1:00 pm and the funeral service at 2:00 pm Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor with burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Dorothy is preceded in death by her Husband Eugene Inzer, parents Joe and Fannie Johnson, daughterin-law Carol Inzer,1 brother and 1 sister.

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27
May

Robert Ray Hammonds

Robert Ray Hammonds, 62, of Vidor, TX died Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 at Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas in Beaumont. Robert was a native of Beaumont and a longtime resident of Vidor. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and cooking on the bar-bque but he especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Robert is survived by his 1 daughter; Chelsea Viator of Baytown, TX, 3 sons; Robert Bradford, Dillion Ray Hammonds, and Matthew Colton Hammonds all of Vidor, 2 grandchildren; Jordan Bradley Hammonds and Raylee Kate Viator. He is also survived by 2 sisters; Denise Richards and Michele Gray and 2 brothers; Jeff Hammonds and Jesse Hammonds. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor.

Wed
27
May

Ryan Van Huis

Ryan Van Huis, 36, of Vidor died Thursday, May 21st, 2020 at home. A native of Burbank, IL he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Ryan worked as a machinist for many years. He enjoyed astronomy, science and computers. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 27, 2020 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Ryan is survived by his parents; Mark and Cynthia Van Huis of Mauriceville, TX 1 sister; Sarah Van Huis of Mauricevile, 3 brothers; Jeremy Van Huis of Groves, TX, David Van Huis and Jacob Van Huis both of Vidor. He is also survived by 2 nieces; Julia Menard and Madaline Jones, 2 nephews; Lijiah Menard and Zachary Jones along with numerous aunts and uncles.

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27
May

Lois Taylor

Lois Taylor, 94, of Vidor, TX died Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 at home surrounded by her family. A native of Beaumont she was a longtime resident of Vidor. Lois was a member of Eastgate United Pentecostal Church where she mentored people and was known as a Prayer Warrior. She volunteered at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont for many years. Lois enjoyed doing art, doodling, and writing poems. Visitation was Tuesday, May 26, 2020 beginning 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Restlawn Memorial Park with interment to follow. Lois is survived by 3 daughters; Jerrie Chauvin of Beaumont, Judy Mithchell of Leesville, LA, and Lois Talavera of Vidor, 3 sons; M.L. Leverkuhn of Vidor, Joseph Leverkuhn of Smithville, TX and Adam Leger of Vidor. She is also survived by numerous grandchilddren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren along with 1 brother; J.D. Esclavon.

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27
May

Chester L. Guillory

Chester L. Guillory, 75, of Mauriceville, TX died Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 at Harbor Hospice House in Beaumont. A native of Greenville, TN Chester was a longtime resident of Mauriceville. He enjoyed fishing, cooking and life in general and truly enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Chester is survived by his loving wife of 48 years; Eva Guillory, 4 daughters; Sissy Smith of Mauriceville, Tina Broussard of Point Blank, TX, Patricia Lloyd of Kirbyville, TX and Nancy Perego of Longville, LA, 3 sons; Gene Jannise of Beaumont, Timothy Abshire of Lake Charles, LA and Dalton Guillory of Mauriceville. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren, 3 sisters; Jean Conner, Janet Thibalut, and Dorothy Amy along with numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation Arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor.

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27
May

Toni Annette Royston

Toni Annette Royston

Toni A. Royston, 52 of Vidor died Sunday, May 10th, 2020 at Memorial Hermann Medical Center in Houston. A native of Orange, TX, she was a longtime resident of Vidor. Toni was a Medical Lab Tech with Accutox Stat Lab in Beaumont for 20+ years. She enjoyed riding her motorcycle, traveling, taking vacation and flower gardening. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Memorial Funeral Home. Toni is survived by her husband of 35 years Tim Royston, son Skyler Royston and his wife Tifani, daughter Shadoe Haney and her husband Kyle all of Vidor, TX, sisters Andrea Dugas of Bridge City, TX, Michelle Loignon of Lake Charles, LA and Tracie Bailes of Deweyville, TX, brother Jimmy Oathoudt of Orange, TX and 6 grandchildren.

Wed
20
May

Richard James Warder

Richard James Warder, 79, of Vidor, Tx, passed from this life on May 13th, 2020. He was born on May 3, 1941 in Niagara Falls, NY. He proudly served in the United States Air Force and was a Vietnam Veteran. Richard is survived by his wife of 20 years, Janice Warder, son John Warder of Ramona, OK, daughters Susan Matheson of Sulphur, LA, Deborah Bordeaux and Dawn Swim of Albany, NY, sisters Karen Ford and Kathleen McLean of SC, step-sons James Coleman and Kenneth Coleman of WY, 16 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Memorial Service to be announced at a later date.

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20
May

Irene Eva Bailey

Irene E. Bailey, 93 of Belville, North Carolina died Saturday, May 9th, 2020 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina. A native of Grayberg, Texas, she has lived in North Carolina since 2009, she was a longtime resident of Vidor before moving to North Carolina. Irene studied with Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Vidor. She was a homemaker, enjoyed reading, crafts and flower gardening. Visitation began at 6:00 pm Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 pm Friday, May 15, 2020 at Memorial Funeral Home followed by burial at Bailey Cemetery in Vidor. Irene is survived by her son Rodney Bailey of Vidor, TX, daughters Bonnie Bailey of Vidor, TX and Marilyn Rackley of Belville, NC, 3 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

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20
May

Thomas “Tom” Alvin Baxter

Thomas “Tom” Alvin Baxter

Thomas “Tom” Alvin Baxter, 78, of Vidor, passed away on May 13, 2020, at his home.

Born in Beaumont, Texas, on May 8, 1942, he was the son of Williard Lee Baxter and Virginia (Erwin) Baxter. Thomas was a knick-knack collector and enjoyed watching NASCAR, sports, and Westerns. He was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan. Thomas was a baseball and football coach for Vidor Little League for many years. He was a wonderful grandfather, lovingly referred to as “Pawpaw”, and loved by all those who met him. Thomas was a loving and hardheaded “ol fart” who will be deeply missed by all those who came to know and love him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Williard and Virginia Baxter.

He is survived by his loving wife, Rose Baxter; sons, Paul Baxter, Daniel Baxter, and Mark Baxter; 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Williard Wayne Baxter, Dale Baxter, Sheryl Cunningham.

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

Wed
20
May

James “Jimmy” Franklin Connolly

James “Jimmy” Franklin Connolly

Jimmy Connolly, 50 of Vidor died Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 in Vidor. A native of Beaumont, TX, he was a lifelong resident of Vidor. Jimmy was a welder and loved being on the river and fishing. Cremation arrangement were entrusted to Memorial funeral Home of Vidor. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 185 Connolly Rd, Vidor, Texas. Jimmy is survived by his daughters Shelby and Connie Connolly both of Vidor, TX, sister Johana Schulze and her husband Jeff of Vidor, TX, brothers Chad Sebrain of Lumberton, TX, James Hanna of Beaumont, TX, and John Hanna of Beaumont, TX, nieces Beverly and Sarah Reed, nephews Tucker Reed and Dalton Schulze, best friend Ruth Cooper, 2 grandchildren Landen and Gracetyn Connolly

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