Obituaries

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Hermon Allen Barber Sr.

Hermon Barber, Sr., 80, of Vidor died Monday, December 22, 2014 at Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas in Beaumont. A native of Mt. Hermon, LA, he was a longtime resident of Beaumont, before moving to Vidor in 1983. Hermon was a member of the roofers Local Union #116. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Visitation will begin at 6:00 pm Friday, December 26, 2014 at Memorial Funeral Home. Hermon is survived by his sons Hermon Allen Barber Jr., Kenny Ray Barber, Devitt Barber and Jason Barber all of Vidor, TX, brother D. V. Barber of Mt Hermon, LA, 13 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and 4 great great granchildren.

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Bill R. Weisman

Bill R. Weisman, 92, passed away at his home in Orange, TX. He was raised on a farm growing up and attended Monett High School. Bill was enlisted in the 203 C.A. AA on September 19, 1940 and was discharged September 19, 1941. He served with the 5th Air Force 348th fighter group in the South Pacific from December 31, 1943 to January 9, 1946. Bill married Lavern Russell on April 15, 1942. He started work at European Import Liquor in Beaumont, TX, later became the manager of Amuny’s liquor stores. He then entered the wholesale liquor with McKesson and Robbins as a sales person and retired in January 1984. Bill and Lavern were owner of Bill’s Burger Barn and Cacey Motel in Vidor, Midway Motel and Midway Gulf in Bridge City, Bill was also owner of B&B Auto with his son Barry in Vidor. Bill was a member of First United Methodist Church in Vidor since June 17, 1951. While he lived in Vidor he was a member of the Vidor Volunteer Fire Department.

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Dec

Charles “Chuck” W. Hodge

Charles “Chuck” W. Hodge, 78, of Vidor died Monday, December 22, 2014 at Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas in Beaumont. A native of Huffman, TX, he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Chuck retired from Dupont after 45 years and served his country in the US Army. He was a member of Eastgate United Pentecostal Church for many years. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am and funeral services will be held at11:00 am Saturday, December  27, 2014 at Eastgate United Pentecostal Church in Vidor. Chuck was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years O.V. Hodge, parents Ed and Corine Hodge, brother Joe Hodge and sister Shirley Wood and her husband EJ. He is survived by his daughter, Ava Dodson, 3 grandchildren, William Roger Dodson, Scott Holden Dodson, Donna Gail Garrett, 4 great grandchildren, 3 Nephews, Joe David Hodge, Gary Hodge, George Bishop, 3 Nieces, Renee Pomonis, Lori Park, Laura Fielding, longtime loving friend and loyal caregiver Janniece Tullos.

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Dec

LUTHER “SNAKE” WAYNE ANGELO

Luther W. Angelo, 65, of Vidor died Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. A native of Beaumont, he was a longtime resident of Vidor and was a member of the Loggers Association. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with burial to follow at Magnolia Cemetery in Beaumont. He is survived by his daughter Tammy Angelo-Edgar and Samantha Herring, son Jerry Angelo all of Vidor, TX, sister Regina Montes of Beaumont, three grandchildren, and his companion Brenda Angelo of Vidor.

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WANDA JONES

Wanda Jones, of Evadale, died Thursday, December 18, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. She was a native of Silsbee, and held the position of Silsbee City Secretary for five years. She worked as Evadale ISD bookkeeper for 25 years before retirement. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 22, 2014 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with interment following in Morse Cemetery in Buna. She is survived by her husband Jerry Lynn Jones of Evadale; daughter Keisha Christian of Silsbee; four grandchildren. She also leaves two brothers, Billy Berryman of Orange, and Franky Berryman of Baytown. She is also survived by brothers-inlaw Bobby Jones, Jimmy Jones, David Jones, and Linda McMillan.

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TAMMY JO CARRAWAY

Tammy Jo Carraway, 39, of Vidor died Sunday, December 7, 2014 in Beaumont. A memorial service was held on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Old Faith Baptist Church in Vidor. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. She is survived by her husband Ely Douglas Carraway. She is also survived by two daughters Emily Abernathy of Arlington, and Liana Sledge of Vidor, two sons, Christopher and Tucker Egan of Vidor, father, Billy Wayne Smith of Vidor and a sister, Korie Rowe also of Vidor

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Dec

WALTER KENESON

Walter Keneson, 83, of Beaumont, died Friday, December 19, 2014, at The Oaks of Beaumont. A native and lifelong resident of Beaumont, he was retired as an electrician with IBEW Local 479. His private committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, Beaumont. He is survived by his wife, Dana Keneson; children, Walter Keneson, Jr. (Geary) of Vidor; Brian Keneson of Sour Lake; Melisa Flores of Groves; and Derek Craig Keneson; sister, Susan LeBlanc of Labelle; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-greatgrandchildren.

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Raymond “Tootsie” Levi Davis

Tootsie Davis, 77, of Vidor Died Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. A native of Orangefield, TX, he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Tootsie was a member of Christ Community Church in Vidor and was a pile driver. He was a fire fighter with the Vidor Volunteer Fire Dept. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with burial to follow at Fountain Cemetery in Starks, LA. Visitation will begin at 6:00 pm Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Tootsie is survived by his wife Charlotte Davis of Vidor, TX, sons Ricky Gene Davis and wife Melissa of Mauriceville, TX, Jesse Lee Davis and wife Ann of Vidor, TX, Raymond M. Davis of Vidor, TX, daughter Sherry Davis Speight of Vidor, TX, step daughters Shelly Byrd of Vidor, TX, and Edith Baumgardner of Vidor, TX, sister Rosalee Jiminez of Beaumont, TX, 17 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

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Dec

Edward Lee Reynolds

We thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new.We thought about you yesterday, and days before that, too.We think of you in silence, we often speak your name,Now all we have is memories and your picture in a frame.Your memory is our keepsake with which we’ll never part.God has you in His keeping, we have you in our heart.

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Gladys C. Clayton

Gladys C. Clayton, 85, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, December 16, 2014. She was a native of Cedardale, OK, and had been a longtime resident of the area. A gathering of family and friends will be 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 19, 2014, at Broussard’s, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 20, 2014, at Calvary Baptist Church, Beaumont. A graveside service will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 22, 2014, at Cedardale Cemetery, Mooreland, OK, under the direction of Billings Funeral Home, Woodward, OK. She is survived by her husband, John Clayton; daughters, Carolyn Brady of Dallas; Patty Jo Howie of Beaumont, and Holly Petrie of Vidor; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; and brother, Marvin Sears of Toppenish, WA. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, Mission Fund, 3650 Dowlen Road, Beaumont, Texas 77706 and The Gideons International, P.O.

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