Obituaries

Thu
24
Sep

Janice “Gc” Bryan

Janice “Gc” Bryan, 83, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, September 19th, 2015. She was a lifelong resident of Vidor and was a member of First Baptist Church in Vidor and served on various committees. Janice volunteered at the Christian Care Center and loved to go shopping and read, but she especially loved to spend quality time with her 2 grandsons. She was special to a lot of people and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Janice is survived by her loving husband, Bud Bryan of 63 years, daughter, Kaye Guthrie and husband Merv of Vidor, 2 grandsons, Chad Norman of Lumberton and Andrew Guthrie and wife Samantha of Texas City, TX. She is also survived by a great grandson, Caleb Guthrie, sister, Dorothy Howell of Vidor and many nieces and nephews. Janice was preceded in death by a sister, Pat Brown. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 22, 2015 beginning at 6:00p.m. at First Baptist Church of Vidor. Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 10:00a.m.

Thu
24
Sep

GUY HOWARD TRAMMELL

Guy Howard Trammell, 60, of Beaumont, died Saturday, September 19, 2015. He was a native of Orange, and a United States Army veteran. He was the owner of Sentry Alarm Service. A gathering of family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m. with his memorial service to follow at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 26, 2015, at Broussard’s, Beaumont. A family committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium. Survivors include his wife, Colleen Trammell; parents, Violet and Howard Trammell of Lumberton; daughters, Shelley Myers of Vidor; Tracey Lulue of Lumberton; and Lesley Trammell of Beaumont; sister, Mary Campbell of Baytown; brother, Mark Trammell of Jacksonville, FL; and two grandchildren.

Thu
24
Sep

CATHEY BETH JOHNSON

Cathey B. Johnson, 61, of Vidor died Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. A native of Arnaudville, LA, she was a longtime resident of Vidor. She was a cosmetic associate with Beall’s Department Store. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 25, 2015 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor with burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. She is survived by her husband Ricky Johnson, son Joseph Clay Segrest, and daughter Tawnya Segrest Odle all of Vidor, mother Beth Dalfrey of Vidor, sisters Juanita Carlin of Beaumont, Dorothy Kovatch of Vidor, and three grandchildren.

Thu
24
Sep

Kathy Wedgeworth

It has now been a year Since you left us my dear And we all miss you very much No one else will take your place I miss that pretty smiling face And we all miss that special loving touch A daughter, sister and wonderful wife A mother, grandmother truly missed in this life And there is no doubt Heaven has someone special I know God had a plan for you And God’s plan for us will follow too. And forever our hero will always be our angel.

Thu
24
Sep

Linda Faye Kuritz

Linda Faye Kuritz, 66, of Lumberton, passed away, Tuesday, September 22, 2015. She was an active member of the Nazarene Church of Vidor. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed camping and shing. She was a great cook. She loved to get together with family and play chickenfoot. She was preceded in death by her parents, Russell and Odell Stephenson; brothers, Haywood Brodie and Rogerdale Stephenson. She is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Rudolph Karl Kuritz, Jr. of Lumberton; children, Lisa Felps and husband Jimmy of Village Mills, Russell “Rusty” Crawford and wife Donna of Spurger, Krystal Slott and husband Robert of Nederland and Karla Erwin of Vidor; grandchildren, Ashley, Joni, Travis, Heather, Nina, Roman, Chance, Lacy, Kassie, Dustin, Cody, Cane, Nastasha and Josh and 11 great grandchildren. The family will receive friends at Lumberton Family Funeral Home Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Tue
22
Sep

Leora Lewis Kittrell

Leora Lewis Kittrell, 93, of Orange, died Tuesday, September 15, 2015, in Groves. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 19, 2015, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. She was a native of Orange, and was a secretary, a bookkeeper, and a homemaker. She is survived by her children, Barbara Granger Eatman of Orange and Hugh L. Granger of Orange; step-children, Loraine Moses, of Gulf Shores, AL, Karen Kay Turner, of Vinton, LA, Sheila McInnis of Bridge City, Gerald Kittrell, of Cleveland, and Sam Kittrell, of Orange; three grandchildren; as well as 26 step-grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; 49 step-great-grandchildren; and 13 step-greatgreat -grandchildren

Tue
22
Sep

Betty Webber Gaskey

Betty Webber Gaskey, 81, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, September 15, 2015. She was a native of Beaumont and had been a lifelong resident of the area. Her graveside service will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September, 23, 2015, at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont. She is survived by her daughters, Jolynne Teutsch, of Vidor, Mary Kay, of Vidor, and Sue Fuller, of Beaumont; granddaughter, Amy Boyd, of Vidor; greatgrandson, Logan Boyd, of Vidor; brother, Felix C. Webber, of Beaumont. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Power Castle News, www.powercastle. org.

Tue
22
Sep

Lexie Rose Tarkington

Lexie Rose Tarkington, 78, of Lumberton, formally of Vidor, died Monday, September 7, 2015. She worked most of her life in advertising. A memorial service was held September 19, 2015 at 4:00 p.m at Lumberton Family Funeral Home Lumberton. She is survived by her son, Rick Nichols of Houston; sisters, Janelle Rice of Lumberton, Veta Stark of Lumberton, Deborah Creekmore of Village Mills, Darlene Sims of Village Mills; brothers, Dave Gallier of  Lumberton, Danny Gallier of Onalaska, Herbert Gallier of Onalaska and three grandsons.

Tue
22
Sep

Edna Lou Huncharek

Edna Lou Huncharek, 59, a longtime resident of Vidor died Sunday, September 20, 2015 in Beaumont. A gathering of friends will be held Friday, September 25, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home. She is survived by her daughter, Acacia King of Vidor and four brothers, Ronald Olsen, Donald Olsen, John Olsen, and David Olsen. She is also survived by two grandchildren. 

Thu
17
Sep

Will Gifford, III

William C. “Will” Gifford, III, of Leander and formerly of Vidor, died on Saturday, September 12, 2015 in Cedar Park, Texas due to injuries received in an auto-pedestrian accident. Will was born May 31, 1978 in Elgin, Illinois. He moved to Leander six months ago and prior to that had lived in Vidor for most of his life. He graduated from Vidor High School in 1997 and was employed as a Superintendant for J.J. Flannagan Stevedores. Will loved to watch the Texas A&M Aggies and the Chicago Cubs. Will is survived by his parents, Joe and Patti Braneff of Vidor; his father, William Gifford, II, of Baytown; his fiancé;, Kelsey Suggs of Leander; grandparents, Estil and Mary Braneff of Vidor, Darlene Molenda of Wheeling, Illinois, Mr. and Mrs. William Gifford, Sr. of Baytown; and numerous other aunts, uncles, relatives and friends. A Celebration of Life service for Will will be held at 1:00 P.M., Thursday, September 17, 2015 at Turning Point Church, 3600 North Main, Vidor, Texas 77662.

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