Obituaries

Tue
05
May

Eddie Nels Johnson

Vidor resident Eddie Nels Johnson, age 54 has gone home to be with the Lord April 27, 2015, at his home in Vidor. Eddie was born May 17, 1960 in Port Arthur, Texas to his mother Shirley Hogg and father Nels O. Johnson Jr..
Fri
01
May

Eddie Nels Johnson

Vidor resident Eddie Nels Johnson, age 54 has gone home to be with the Lord April 27, 2015, at his home in Vidor. Eddie was born May 17, 1960 in Port Arthur, Texas  to his mother Shirley
Fri
01
May

Alton B “Al” Childs

Alton B “Al” Childs, 81, of Port Arthur, died Saturday, April 25, 2015. He was born on May 26, 1933, in Tenaha, to Lois Ables and Sidney V. Childs. Alton will be remembered as a man that loved the Lord and playing golf.
Fri
01
May

Carrol Maxwell

Carrol Maxwell, 79, of Vidor, Texas, passed away on April 27, 2015 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. She was born on July 21, 1935 in Vinton, Louisiana to Oscar and Velma Wigley.
Fri
01
May

Elaine L. Loftin

Elaine L. Loftin, 66, a longtime resident of Vidor, died on April 22nd, 2015 in Beaumont. She liked doing arts and crafts and traveling but she especially loved to spend quality time with her family and her dogs.
Tue
28
Apr

Remington Gene Steele

Remington Gene Steele of Vidor died on April 21, 2015, atBaptist Hospital in  Beaumont. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 24, 2015, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. He is survived by his parents, Mark Steele, Jr. and Candice Steele; grandparents, Mark Steele, Sr. and Candice Steele, Debra Lawrence, David and Deidre Lawrence, Faron and Pam Wilson, Jerry and Debra Kibodeaux; greatgrandparents, Doris Steele, Jim Jones, Pat Lawrence, Genny and Chuck Conroy, Jerry and Lona Risinger, Carl and Julia Garrett; and great-greatgrandmother, Mildred “GiGi” Perry.

Tue
28
Apr

Donald Pendarvis

Colonel Donald R. Pendarvis died Friday, April 24, 2015, at his home after a lengthy battle with colorectal cancer. A native of Jonesboro, LA, he enlisted first in the U. S. Marine Corps and then transferred his commission to the U. S. Army. and he was decorated with the Legion of Honor, Bronze Star, and Medals of Commendation from Joint Service and the Army. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 2-4:00 p.m. at his residence. He is survived by his widow, Jean; daughter Donna (Didi) Joao of Vidor; son James (Tobey) Pendarvis of Houston; three grandchildren and one stepgranddaughter.

Tue
28
Apr

Elaine L. Loftin

Elaine L. Loftin, 66, a longtime resident of Vidor, died on April 22nd, 2015 in Beaumont. She liked doing arts and crafts and traveling but she especially loved to spend quality time with her family and her dogs. Elaine is survived by her husband of 35 years, Herman Loftin, a daughter, Christine Price and husband Michael of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, 3 grandchildren, Kassandra, Benjamin, and Nathaniel Price and mother-in-law, Helen Loftin of Vidor. She is also survived by niece, Radonna Horonetz and husband Joseph and their children, Asley and Bryan along with many other nieces and nephews. Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Leora Myers and 4 sisters, Sharon, Kay, Edna, and Charlene. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor.

Tue
28
Apr

Alton B. “Al” Childs

Alton B “Al” Childs, 81, of Port Arthur, died Saturday, April 25, 2015. He was born on May 26, 1933, in Tenaha, to Lois Ables and Sidney V. Childs. Alton will be remembered as a man that loved the Lord and playing golf. He enjoyed cooking and was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and greatgrandfather. Alton was a United States Army veteran and a retired machinist.

Thu
23
Apr

Melvin Franklin

Melvin Edgar Franklin, 85, of Orange, died Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at Oakwood Manor in Vidor. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Friday, April 24, 2015, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Kelly, Louisiana, he worked as a process operator at DuPont SRW for 37 years before retiring. He is survived by his children, Annette Shaw of Orange and Beverly Salim of Lumberton; one granddaughter; three great-grandchildren, and his brother, Sherrill M. Franklin. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may  be made to the American Diabetes Association at P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria,  VA 22312. 

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