Obituaries

Tue
21
Mar

Ray Bitner, Sr.

Ray Bitner, Sr. 87, of Vidor, TX died Saturday, March 18th, 2017 in Beaumont. A native of Lovelady, TX, Ray was a longtime resident of Vidor and enjoyed serving God. He was a longtime member of the North Main Church of Christ. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and loved to watch his grandchildren play sports. Ray was a family man and loved to spend time with his family and friends. He loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren and will be missed.

Visitation was held Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home with interment to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park.

Tue
21
Mar

Paul Thomas Mounts

Paul Thomas Mounts, 66, of Vidor, TX died Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 in Pt. Arthur, TX. A native of Logan, WV he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Paul served his country in both the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. He was a good craftsman and was known to be able to fix anything, especially clocks. He also enjoyed working with any type of puzzle. Paul had a contagious laugh that everyone enjoyed to be around.

Visitation was held Monday, March 20, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home and interment followed at Restlawn Memorial Park.

Tue
21
Mar

Rickey Wayne “Rick” Lewis

Rickey Wayne “Rick” Lewis, 58, of Vidor, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loved ones. He was a good and generous man who was always willing to lend a helping hand. Rick was a competitive athlete and a big fan of the Dallas Cowboys. He was an active member of Eastgate United Pentecostal Church of Vidor. He was an avid outdoorsman, he liked to hunt and fish, anything outside. Rick also enjoyed reading. Rick had a great sense of humor and was always cracking jokes. He was the big brother everybody looked up to and was also a father figure to many. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Arlene Barnett; brothers, Larry Lewis, and Russell Lewis; and step-mother, Nelda Lewis.

Tue
21
Mar

Phyllis Kay Moore

Phyllis Kay Moore, 64, of Vidor, died Monday, March 13, 2017 at her residence.

A native of Kirbyville, she was a longtime resident of Vidor. She worked as a Social Worker for the state.

A memorial gathering will be Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Pecan Acres Baptist Church in Vidor with her memorial service beginning at 1:00 p.m. Cremation arrangements were entrusted with

Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor.

She is survived by her daughters; Jennifer Kaufmann of Wylie, and Leah Graffagnino of Beaumont, 10 grandchildren and brother; Doy Swan.

Tue
21
Mar

Audrey Maynard

Audrey Maynard, 74, of Vidor, died Thursday, March 9, 2017.

She was a lifelong resident of Vidor.

Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor.

She is survived by son; Phillip E. Maynard of Vidor, daughter; Sarah Elizabeth Olsen of Beaumont, eight grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters; Jean Dean and Susie Roberts.

Tue
21
Mar

Earl Ray Gillentine

Earl Ray Gillentine, 71, of Evadale, died Monday, March 16, 2017 at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.

A native of Marshall, he was a life long resident of Evadale. He worked for Air Comfort and was a veteran of the US Army.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Farmer Funeral Home with a private committal for family only following.

He is survived by sons Aaron Gillentine of Evadale and Jason Gillentine of Tyler; sisters Barbara Robertson of Wills Point, Martha Morgan of Rockwall, Anita James of Canton, Lillian Gillentine of Edgewood and Nell Lilly of Canton; and two grandchildren.

Thu
16
Mar

Kenneth L. Venable

A memorial service celebrating the life of Kenneth L. Venable, 66, of Vidor was held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at Harmony Baptist Church in Vidor with Pastor Doug Bray officiating. Ken was born June 24, 1950, in Lafayette, LA and passed away at his residence on March 10, 2017. A resident of Vidor for 40 years, he owned and operated Ken’s Paint and Body Shop in Vidor for many years. He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church and was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Barbara Venable; children, Dewayne Venable, Melissa Barrow, David Venable, Catina Venable, Debra Venable; grandchildren, Cody Smith, Matthew Smith, Blake Venable, Layney Venable, Justin Douget, Jessica Douget, Austin Venable, Hannah Venable; great-grandson, Braydon Venable. He is also survived by his brother, Jimmy Venable and sisters, Jackie French, Peggy Adams, and Dana Venable.

Thu
16
Mar

Timothy “Timbo” Thompson

Timothy “Timbo” Thompson, 55, of Vidor, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at his residence. A native of Jasper, he was a longtime resident of Vidor. He worked for ALLCO construction company as a construction supervisor. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. He is survived by his fiancee; Kimberly Titus of Orange, son; Sam Thompson of Arkansas and granddaughters; Paisley and Payton.

Tue
14
Mar

Archie Bean

Archie Bean, age 59, a resident of Hartburg, Texas passed away on March 5, 2017.

He is survived by his sisters and brothers, Egbert Bean and Walter Bean of Hartburg, Texas, Ellie Bean of Beaumont, Texas, Avie Cain, Janie Carl, Dova Bean, Linnie Stewart and husband, Frank, Mildred Monger and husband, Wade all of Vidor, Texas, Margaret Watkins and husband, Donny of Mauriceville, Texas along with numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Bean; parents Arnold and Marjorie Bean; brothers Arnold and Alton Bean; and sisters Renola and Mary Lois Bean.

There will be a funeral service on Saturday, March 11, 2017 beginning at 11:00 A.M. at The Cemetery, Mauriceville, Texas. Arrangements are being handled by Riley Smith Funeral Home, DeQuincy, Louisiana.

Tue
14
Mar

Nina Faye Garrett

Faye Garrett, 91, of Vidor died Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. A native of Many, LA, she was a longtime resident of Vidor. Faye loved giving and touching the lives of so many others. She also enjoyed doing so many of things like quilting, sewing, needle work, canning, gardening, yard work, flowers, painting and crocheting, but most of all I loved helping and loving some one else before myself. Love for all that has been a great part of my life mother, mama, mom, granny, nanny and nans.

Faye is survived by her children Richard Garrett and wife Paula of Baton Rouge, LA, Susan Barlow of Orange, TX, Michael Garrett of Vidor, TX, , grandchildren Scott, Rashell, Freddy and Sarah, great grandchildren Blake, Breyn, Braxton, Ally and Emily and lots of good friends, more like family to me. They are all loved and dear to my heart.

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