Obituaries

Thu
22
Jun

Lorraine Augusta Weeks

Lorraine Augusta Weeks, 67, of Kirbyville, TX died Sunday, June 18th, 2017 in Jasper, TX. A native of Llano, TX she was a former resident of Vidor, TX who loved to spend quality time with her family and friends. Lorraine enjoyed playing cards, games, and being outdoors. She and her late husband fostered many children over the years. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 21, 2017 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services will be Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will take place at Restland Cemetery in Gatesville, TX at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 23, 2017. Lorraine is survived by 3 daughters; Audra Cox of Kirbyville, TX, Kimberly Weeks also of Kirbyville, and Lana Stockwell of Vidor, 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren along with many, many foster children. Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband; Robert Duane Weeks and 1 stepson; Robert Dayne Norcross.

Thu
22
Jun

Timothy Keith Lakey Sr.

Tim Lakey, 70 of Bridge City, Texas passed away Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas in Beaumont, Texas. A native of Beaumont, Texas, he was a longtime resident of Bridge City. Tim enjoyed fishing, music and family BBQ’s. Visitation will begin at 6:00 pm Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, June 18, 2017 with burial to follow at Del-Rose cemetery in Vidor. Tim is preceded in death by his wife Martha Gayle, wife Mary Rella Durham, sons John Clay Lakey, Timothy Keith Lakey Jr. and Troy Lakey. He is survived by his son Tony Lakey of Vidor, TX, daughters Pam Wagner of Orange, TX and Cryste Horner Orange, TX, brother John Lakey Jr. Vidor, TX and Mark Lakey of Lumberton, TX, sisters Peggy Doris Gilley of Lumberton, TX, 8 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild

Thu
22
Jun

Kenneth Raymond Luce

Ken Luce, 76 of Vidor died Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at Altus Hospice in Beaumont. A native of Wilmington, Delaware, he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Ken was a member of First United Methodist Church of Vidor and was a workaholic. He was a past Fire Marshall with the Orange Country Fire Department and was a past Commissioner of ESD #1. Ken served his country in the US Navy during the Cuban conflict Bay of Pigs. Visitation will be held from 3:00 - 5:00 pm Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home with cremation to follow. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Ken was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Beatrice Honey and daughter Darlene Michelle Luce.

Tue
20
Jun

Lorraine Augusta Weeks

Lorraine Augusta Weeks, 67, of Kirbyville, TX died Sunday, June 18th, 2017 in Jasper, TX. A native of Llano, TX she was a former resident of Vidor, TX who loved to spend quality time with her family and friends. Lorraine enjoyed playing cards, games, and being outdoors. She and her late husband fostered many children over the years. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 21, 2017 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services will be Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will take place at Restland Cemetery in Gatesville, TX at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 23, 2017. Lorraine is survived by 3 daughters; Audra Cox of Kirbyville, TX, Kimberly Weeks also of Kirbyville, and Lana Stockwell of Vidor, 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren along with many, many foster children. Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband; Robert Duane Weeks and 1 stepson; Robert Dayne Norcross.

Tue
20
Jun

Annie Mae Posey

Annie Mae Posey 93, a lifelong resident of Vidor passed away on Monday June 12, 2017. Annie was born on April 25, 1924 in Fannett, Texas. She was a Baptist by faith. She was a homemaker who loved gardening, dancing, riding tractors, and bush hogging. She also enjoyed watching football especially the Dallas Cowboys and going to casinos with family and friends. She was very active in the local Vidor Eastern Star Chapter. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, William Horace Posey, her son, Ray Posey, and several other siblings of her family. She is survived by her daughter, Carol Posey of Vidor, five grandchildren, Dawn Ducote and husband Robert, Reni Miguez and husband Johnathan, Brandy Ducote and husband Mark, J. W. Posey, Jacob Posey, five great grandchildren, Jase Miguez, Destyn Miguez, Kove Ducote, Kowen Ducote , and Holland Ducote. Visitation was held on Friday June 16, 2017 from 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. at Forest Lawn Funeral home in Beaumont.

Tue
20
Jun

Gladys Yvette Aguirre Hall

Gladys Yvette Aguirre Hall, 44, of Vidor, died Saturday, June 10, 2017. She was born September 8, 1972, in Galveston, to Elba Gladys Machuca Moran and Rafael Aguirre Moran. She was a lifelong resident of the area, and was a public education teacher. In her childhood, Gladys enjoyed ballet, swimming parties with friends, and traveling to El Salvador with her parents and brothers. She graduated with honors from East Chambers High School in Winnie. Gladys worked in the Beaumont and Vidor areas and went on to gain a B.A. in Education from Lamar University in 2007. She enjoyed teaching, worked at the middle school and high school level and was certified for Spanish and English as a second language. She was married to Clinton Hall of Vidor from 1993 to 2013 and they resided in Vidor. Early in her marriage, Gladys and Clinton enjoyed making cross-country day trips through Texas, traveled to Mexico, and from coast to coast to see the U.S. Johnny, her only son was born in 2001.

Tue
20
Jun

John Leonard Aldrich Jr.

Leonard Aldrich, 89, of Vidor died Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 at Oakwood Manor Nursing Home. A native of Beaumont, TX, he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Leonard was a member of First Baptist Church in Vidor since 1960 and was a deacon emeritus. Leonard served his country in U.S. Army during Korean War. He retired as an unit operator from Mobil oil and enjoyed camping and fishing with the 42 club. Leonard was active in the Baptist Men’s Association were they would renovate Baptist camps in Glorietta, NM and Tennessee. Visitation will be from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Friday, June 16, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, June 17, 2017 at First Baptist Church with burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Leonard is preceded in death by his wife Helen Frances of 61 years and daughter Sue Nell Aldrich.

Tue
20
Jun

James “Jimbo” Ernest Rollans

Jimbo Rollans, 61, of Vidor died Friday, June 16, 2017 at his residence. A native of Beaumont, he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. He is survived by his brothers Robert Ray Rollans of Mauriceville, Daniel Victor Rollans of Homa, LA, Michael Wynn Rollans of Vidor, sisters Laura Denise Fuslier of Vidor, and Mary Beth Matson of Beaumont.

Thu
15
Jun

John Leonard Aldrich Jr.

Leonard Aldrich, 89, of Vidor died Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 at Oakwood Manor Nursing Home. A native of Beaumont, TX, he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Leonard was a member of First Baptist Church in Vidor since 1960 and was a deacon emeritus. Leonard served his country in U.S. Army during Korean War. He retired as an unit operator from Mobil oil and enjoyed camping and fishing with the 42 club. Leonard was active in the Baptist Men’s Association were they would renovate Baptist camps in Glorietta, NM and Tennessee. Visitation will be from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Friday, June 16, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, June 17, 2017 at First Baptist Church with burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Leonard is preceded in death by his wife Helen Frances of 61 years and daughter Sue Nell Aldrich.

Thu
15
Jun

Lyman Frugia, Jr.

Lyman Frugia, Jr., 93, of Rose City, TX dies Sunday, June 11th, 2017 at The Gardens Hospice in Beaumont, TX. He was a lifetime resident of Rose City and a member of First United Methodist Church of Vidor, TX. He served his country in the U.S. Army during WW II. He retired from the Pure Oil/ Unocal Refinery in May of 1985. His love of baseball led to his involvement in Vidor Little League, both building the little league field and as a manager and umpire for the first Little League baseball teams. He also served as councilman and as mayor of Rose City. After his retirement, he was able to spend time with his new-found hobby of wood-turning. Working with wood brought him many hours of enjoyment.

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