Obituaries

Tue
03
Feb

Michael Ray Belaire

Michael Ray Belaire, 70, of Vidor, died Friday, January 30, 2015, at Michael E.
Tue
03
Feb

James Waylon Griffin Sr.

James Waylon Griffin Sr., 81, a long time resident of Vidor died on Monday, January 26th, 2015, in Round Rock, Texas. He was a Free Mason of the Myrta Lodge #658 in Warren, Texas and also a member of the Paso Fino Horse Association. James is a U.S.
Tue
03
Feb

Wendy Nichole Oliver Langham

Wendy Nichole Oliver Langham, 33 was born March 22, 1981 in Galveston, Texas. A Former resident of Vidor, Texas, Wendy passed away December 17, 2014. She is preceded in death by her mother, Tina L.
Fri
30
Jan

Robert “Robby” Joe Gongora, Jr.

Robert Joe Gongora, Jr., 39, of Bryan, passed from this life on January 19, 2015. A celebration of life service was held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, January 24, also at the funeral home with interment at Bryan City Cemetery immediately following the service. Robby was born on March 15, 1975, to Robert Joe Gongora, Sr. and Dewellan Sue Hein in Galveston. He attended Vidor High School in Vidor. Robby was a certified boilermaker and went on to work in the Texas oil field. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Gongora, Sr. and grandparents Dolores and TK Courmier and Angie and Alex Gongora, Sr. Robby leaves behind his loving wife, Kabrina Argo; children, Victoria Gongora, Brianna Argo, and Avery Argo; mother, Dewellan Hein and step-father, Edward “Crazy Horse” Hein, sister Meggan Hein, brothers Matthew Gongora, Johnny Ray Smith, Chad and Edward Hein, Jr.. He also leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. He will also be missed by friends and co-workers.

Fri
30
Jan

Nancy Clayton Drake

Nancy Clayton Drake, 47, died on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 at her residence. She loved to cook, fish, and listening to Johnny Cash. ancy especially enjoyed taking care of people and considered herself a loving and nurturing person. She was a loving mother and a very special grandmother. Nancy is survived by her daughter, Shabana Johnson and husband Lance of Nederland, grandson, William David Johnson, Fiance, Barrett Hayles, brother, David Dean Clayton, Jr. and 3 sisters; Sheila Jewel Hickman of McComb, MS, Joyce LeAnn Bonnin of Gardener, KS, and Donna June Wilkerson of Orange, TX. She was preceded in death by her husband Bobby Merle Drake, parents, David Dean Clayton, Sr and Betty Lou Clayton, and sister, Debra Lynn Couch. Visitation will be held on Monday, January 26, 2015 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

Fri
30
Jan

Wendy Nichole Oliver Langham

Wendy Nichole Oliver Langham, 33 was born March 22, 1981 in Galveston, Texas. A Former resident of Vidor, Texas, Wendy passed away December 17, 2014. She is preceded in death by her mother, Tina L. Rogers Oliver. She is survived by her daughters Jenasis and Journey Oliver; her father, Bruce Oliver of Vidor, Texas; brother, Bruce Oliver II, of Vidor, Texas; sister, Charlene Oliver, of Beaumont, Texas; nieces, Mackenzie, Stormy and Aryanna Oliver; and nephew, Skylar Oliver. Memorial Services may be held at a later date.

Fri
30
Jan

Tyrell “Pops” Sacra

Tyrell “Pops” Sacra, 81, died on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 in Dayton, Ohio. A former resident of Vidor, Pops loved to fish and watch all types of sports. He enjoyed spending time with his family and was passionate about studying the word of God. Pops is survived by his daughter, Connie Griggs and friend Dennis Hall of Dayton, Ohio, and sons, Darrell Sacra and wife Bonnie of Williamsburg, VA, Duane Sacra and wife Cecilia of Las Vegas, NV, and Ronald Wells and wife Donna of Mauriceville. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren, Amanda, Craig, Justin, Jessica, Beth, Nikki, Phillip, Stephen, and numerous great grandchildren. Pops was preceded in death by 2 wives, Dorothy Sacra and Shirley Sacra, daughter, Debbie McCargish, and granddaughter, Kellie Martin. Visitation will be held on Monday, January 26, 2015 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

Thu
29
Jan

James Waylon Griffin Sr.

James Waylon Griffin Sr., 81, a long time resident of Vidor died on Monday, January 26th, 2015, in Round Rock, Texas. He was a Free Mason of the Myrta Lodge #658 in Warren, Texas and also a member of the Paso Fino Horse Association. James is a U.S. Air Force veteran and retired after 23 years of service to his country. He is survived by his wife Reba Griffin of 57 years, daughter, Lou Ann Parsonson and husband Dan of New Oxfordshire, PA, son, James Waylon Griffin, Jr. and wife Sally of Austin, TX. James is also survived by a brother, Kenneth Segrest and wife Ethel of Beaumont, 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Segrest. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2015 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Homeof Vidor. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home with interment to follow at 1:30 p.m. at Williams Cemetery in Warren, Texas.

Thu
29
Jan

Charles Norman Dorman

Norman Dorman, 81, of Vidor died Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. A native of Orange, she was a lifelong resident of Vidor and was a nurses aide for over 30 years. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Visitation will begin at 6:00 pm Friday, January 30, 2015 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. She is survived by her sons Billy Wayne Smith of Philippines, Terry Smith of Vidor, daughter Peggy Ramb of Vidor, 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Tue
27
Jan

Kenneth Ray Rich

Kenneth Ray Rich, 66, of Huntington died on January 21, 2015 at Harbor Hospice House in Beaumont. He was a native of Vidor and retired as a welder/supervisor for Lufkin Ind. He went to church at Lufkin Family Worship Center in Lufkin, TX and served his country in US Army during Vietnam.

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