Obituaries

Wed
16
Jan

RUBY EDWARD SEYMOUR

Ruby E. Seymour, 98 of Vidor died Monday, January 14th, 2019 at his residence. A native of Florence, LA, he was a longtime resident of Houston before moving to Vidor 2 years ago. Ruby served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. He retired from the Corps of Engineers. Ruby enjoyed gardening and was an all-around outdoorsman. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Ruby is survived by his son Roy Weaver Jr of Vidor, 2 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Wed
16
Jan

RUBY LEE BALDWIN

Ruby Lee Baldwin, 74 of Vidor died Monday, January 14th at Vidor Health and Rehab. A native of Alabama, she was a longtime resident of Vidor. Ruby was a member of Maple Crest Baptist Church in Vidor and the Optimist Club in Vidor. She was a homemaker. Visitation will begin at 6:00 pm Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor with cremation to follow. Graveside service for interment of the remains will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, January 26 at Del-Rose Cemetery in Vidor. Ruby is survived by her sons Arnold Baldwin of Vidor, Charles Hester of Vidor, William Baldwin of Nederland, and Timothy Baldwin of Vidor, 12 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

Wed
16
Jan

NOLA MARIE HARMON

Nola M. Harmon, 88 of Vidor died Friday, January 11th at Vidor Health and Rehab. A native of Church Point, LA, she was a longtime resident of Vidor. Nola was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Visitation was be held from 5:00 - 7:00 pm and a rosary at 5:30 pm Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. A funeral liturgy outside mass was held at 1:00 pm Monday, January 14, 2019 at Memorial Funeral Home with the burial afterward at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Nola is survived by her son Bobby Harmon of Scott, LA, daughter Sandera Janis of Vidor, brothers Overton Melancon of Church Point, LA, Milton Melancon of Crowley, LA, sisters Nora Miller of Lafayette, LA, Eva Duplichan of DeRiddder, LA, Margie Duplichan of Ragley, LA and Francis Miguez of Alexandra, LA, 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Wed
16
Jan

DAWN MICHELLE ELMEIER

Dawn M. Elmeier, 50 of Vidor died Saturday, January 12th, at her residence. A native of Houston, TX, she was a longtime resident of Vidor. Dawn was a member of Silver Oaks Baptist Church in Orange. She was a devoted mother to her children and grandchildren for which she was known as meme maw. Dawn had shown her family how to be a warrior fighting Huntington disease for fifteen years. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm Wed., January 16 at Silver Oaks Baptist Church. Dawn is survived by her husband of 33 years Bill Elmeier of Vidor, daughter Candace Presson of Conroe, sons Dustin and Nathan Elmeier both of Vidor, twin brother Dwayne Clements of Conroe and 2 grandchildren.

Thu
10
Jan

Mary Rose Aiena Strother

A Vidor legend has entered eternal life! Mrs. Mary Rose Aiena Strother was born on October 27, 1924 and died this past week on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. She wanted to get to heaven as soon as possible to pull the Vidor Pirates onward to a State Championship for this upcoming season! Mrs. Strother was a dedicated employee of the Vidor Independent School district food services from 1965 until 1970. If you attended Vidor schools during these years, you were either was fed by her, or raced her on Main Street. More specifically, if you played for the mighty Pirates during the late 60’s, you might have had your pregame meal because of Mary. Since the cafeteria would close early on Fridays, some of the football team always would say, “Mary will feed us.” And, Mary did feed our Pirates before they took to the road by opening the back door of the old canteen. Once, a few players spotted Mary in her 1955 red and white hooded Cheverlet truck on Main Street in Vidor at a red light.

Thu
10
Jan

Billie Nadine Mansfield-Wilder

Billie Nadine Mansfield-Wilder, 85, of Vidor, TX died Tuesday, January 2nd, 2019 at Vidor Health and Rehab. She was a native of Vidor and lifelong resident of Vidor. Billie was a former member of First United Methodist Church in Vidor. During her high school years she was a twirler for Vidor High School. Billie enjoyed singing, dancing, but she especially enjoyed caring for others.

Visitation was held Sunday, January 6, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor with funeral services at 2:00 p.m. Interment followed at Mansfield Cemetery.

Billie is survived by 1 sister; Melba Whatley, 2 sister-in-laws; Rachel Mansfield and Mary Fontana along with numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Billie was preceded in death by her husband; John Wilder, parents; William and Martha Mansfield, 1 daughter; Cynthia Suzanne Wilder-Johnson, 1 sister; Doris Mitchell, and 2 brothers; Norman Gene Mansfield and Grover Mansfield.

Thu
10
Jan

Frankie Jack “Jackie” Leake

Frankie Jack “Jackie” Leake, known to her family and friends as Jackie and to her four grandchildren as Jack, passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at the age of 75.

A graveside service will be held at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at Autumn Oaks Cemetery in Orange, Texas.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

She was born in Henderson, Texas, on September 25, 1943. As a child, she was raised in Henderson, Victoria, and eventually moved to Orange where she lived the rest of her life. Jackie graduated from Lutcher Stark High School in Orange and later graduated with her Bachelor’s degree from Lamar University in Beaumont. In 1964, she married Arnold “Clem” Leake. They were married for 34 wonderful years until his passing in 1998. In 2004 she married Marvin Girdler until his passing in 2005.

Thu
10
Jan

Roy Michael Decker

Roy Michael Decker, known to everyone as “Michael” and as “PawPaw” to his grandchildren and great grandchildren, passed away Sunday, December 30, 2018 at the age of 75.

Michael was born on July 30, 1943 to Willard T. Decker and Mavis Chapman Decker Boone in Vidor, Texas. Upon graduating from Vidor High School in 1961, he enlisted in the Air Force and was stationed in El Paso, Texas. On January 5, 1963, he married his high school sweetheart, Judy Lynn Miller. After serving his country for four years he moved back to Vidor with his family.

Once he returned home, he began his career at Mobil Oil. During his employment with Mobil, he attended Lamar University where he graduated with an Associate’s degree in Applied Sciences. Michael retired after 30 years with Mobil in February 1996. Following his retirement, he became involved in the city government of Vidor. He served many years on the City Council, including a term as Mayor Pro-Tem.

Thu
10
Jan

Geraldine Ann “Dene” LeBlanc

Geraldine Ann “Dene” LeBlanc, 74 of Vidor, TX passed away on Friday, December 21, 2018 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, TX. She was a barber and hairstlylist working in Vidor and Crystal Beach, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul N. LeBlanc and Dorothy Cimino. Precious memories are left to her brothers, Curtis LeBlanc, Lewis LeBlanc, Larry LeBlanc and Tommy LeBlanc; sister, Jay Marie Granger; many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. There will be a memorial service for Dene on Saturday, at 10:00 a.m. on January 19, 2019 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 1600 N. Main in Vidor, TX.

Thu
10
Jan

Melva Peveto

Melva Peveto, 79, of Vidor, TX died January 2, 2019 at her home. A native of Arcadia, LA she was a longtime resident of Vidor. Melva worked at Shiloh Baptist Church as the church secretary and enjoyed working with children at the Shriner’s Hospital as a nurses aid in Shreveport, LA. Her hobbies were collecting dolls and reading. Melva also enjoyed cooking and baking.

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 8, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor with funeral services beginning at 2:00 p.m.. Interment will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Alabama Baptist Church cemetery in Arcadia, LA.

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