Tue
10
Jan

Charles “Junior” Ray O’Neal Jr.

Charles “Junior” Ray O’Neal Jr., 62, died Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 at his home in Lafayette, LA surrounded by his family. A native of Clarksville, TX he was a longtime resident of Lafayette, LA. Junior was a corporate pilot and ordained Baptist minister who enjoyed w o o d w o r k i n g , hunting, barbeques and crawfish boils. He also enjoyed being a drone pilot and was a New Orleans Saints fan. Visitation will be Friday, January 6, 2017 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Pine Forest Baptist Church with interment to follow at Williamson Cemetery in Vidor. Junior is survived by his loving wife Diane “Sissy” O’Neal of 40 years; 3 daughters, Cassie Lacombe and husband George of Youngsville, LA, Lacey Haynes and husband Matthew of The Woodlands, TX, and Bethany Moore and husband Hal of Carencro, LA, and 1 son; Adam O’Neal and wife Carley of Lafayette, LA.

Tue
10
Jan

Louis Monroe “Cookie” Cook, Jr.

Louis Monroe “Cookie” Cook, Jr., 65, died Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 in Galveston, TX. Born in Beaumont, TX, he was a longtime resident of Vidor before moving to Crystal Beach, TX 10 years ago. Cookie loved to hunt and fish. He also enjoyed fireworks and was a nature lover and bird watcher. He was also an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys.

 

Visitation will be Saturday, January 7, 2017 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor.

 

Tue
10
Jan

Claudia B. Ogden

Claudia B. Ogden, 74, died Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. A native of Columbus, Georgia she was a longtime resident of Vidor and a member of the 4- H Club. She loved animals, going on cruises and cooking. Claudia was a senior citizen advocate who stood up for senior’s rights and worked as a Social Worker in numerous nursing facilities. She loved to spend quality time with her family and friends. A memorial gathering will be on Friday, January 13, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor with her memorial service beginning at 11:00 a.m. Claudia is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Charles Ogden; 2 daughters, Elizabeth L. Walker of Vidor and Tanya Sowell of Denham, LA; and 1 son, John S. Walker of Vidor. She is also survived by 1 sister, Virginia B. Neal and husband Edward of South Carolina; and 4 dogs; Harley, Gidget, Millie and Jenny.

Tue
10
Jan

Ingeborg Harrell

Ingeborg Harrell, 60, died Friday, January 6th, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born in Germany and has been a resident of Vidor, TX for the past 20 years. Ingeborg enjoyed life and listening to all kinds of music, especially Rock & Roll. She loved spending quality time with her family and pets. Ingeborg is survived by her loving husband of 15 years, Carl Harrell of Vidor; 3 daughters, Jessica Manuel and husband JR of Idabel, OK, Vanessa Brown and husband Jimmy of Vidor, and Veronica Soirez of Idabel, OK; 2 stepdaughters, Patricia Janecek and husband David of Beaumont, TX and Jennifer Harrell of Houston, TX; 12 grandchildren, Crystal, DJ, Mark, Skyler, Emily, Ashley, RJ, Chris, Matthew, Nathan, Christopher, and Alisha; 2 great grandchildren, Nemo and Kaedence, and 1 sister, Christina Jones and husband Kenny of El Paso, TX. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor.

Tue
10
Jan

Stephen Lynn Massengill

Stephen Lynn Massengill, 67, of Dayton passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016.

 

Services were January 5, 2017 at Pace- Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jay Wash officiating. Interment followed at Palms Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton.

 

Stephen was born June 14, 1949 in Beaumont, Texas to parents Bliss Massengill, Jr. and Ima Jean St. Clair Massengill. He graduated from Vidor High School in 1968 and served in the Army Airborne Division during Vietnam. Stephen enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being on the computer. He loved sports, especially the Dayton Broncos and was a proud member of “Senior Citizen Bleacher Creatures” at all the Dayton football games.

 

Tue
10
Jan

Shane Harold Rollins

Shane H. Rollins, 41, of Vidor died Monday, December 26, 2016 in Vidor.

 

A native of Kissimmee, FL, he was a lifelong resident of Vidor and was a veteran of the US Army, serving in Desert Storm.

 

Graveside services were held at Houston National Cemetery in Houston.

 

He is survived by his daughters Destiny Dortch and Sarahbeth Rollins both of Vidor, sons Jerrich, Seth, Aiden and Dillon Rollins all of Vidor, brothers Gary Allen Rollins of Vidor, sister Alicia Aaragon of NM and two grandchildren.

Tue
10
Jan

Ruth Vee Lampman Dubuisson

Ruth Vee Lampman Dubuisson, longtime resident of Rose City, died- Wednesday, December 28, 2016.

 

She was a native of Beaumont and served on the Rose City City Council for many years and also served as Mayor.

 

The funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 30, 2016 at First Baptist Church in Vidor. Burial will followed at Restlawn Memorial Park.

 

She is survived by J ame s D. Du b u i s - son, Diane Bush, Jason Bush, Eric Bush, Allison Hranicky, Aaron Bush, along with many great grand children. Pauline Akin and Helen Axton are surviving siblings.

 

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Alzheimer’s Disease.

Tue
10
Jan

Robert “Mickey” Mitchell Eaves

Robert “Mickey” M. Eaves, 71 of Vidor died Monday, January 9, 2017 at his residence.

 

A native of Gist, he was a lifelong resident of Vidor and retired from Motiva Refinery after 34 years as a process operator. He worked at NASA as a jet engine mechanic when he was younger and was a veteran of the US Navy, serving during Vietnam.

 

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Turning Point Church in Vidor, with burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor.

 

He is survived by his daughters Shelly Odom and Sheila Russell Badeaux both of Vidor, brother James Eaves and Ronald Eaves both of Vidor, Russell Eaves of Brookeland, five grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren.

Tue
10
Jan

Mildred Leona Stagg

Mildred Leona Stagg, 92, of Beaumont, died Sunday, January 8, 2017 at her residence. 

 

A native of Hampshire, she was a lifelong resident of the Beaumont area and was a homemaker.

 

Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 11, 2017 beginning at 12:00 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery of Beaumont.

 

She is survived by her daughter, Joy Stagg Hillin of Vidor; granddaughter, Stacy Wood of Vidor; grandsons, Cody Fulbright and Clint Fulbright both of Beaumont; two great-grandchildren; sister, Leota Mae McDonald; brother, Orval Fischer; and her sister-in-law, Emily Fischer.

Tue
15
Nov

The Vidor Junior High School student

To demonstrate to the Vidor Junior High School student body the importance of the sacrifices made by families of American military service veterans, Vidor Junior High School Principal, Dr. Debra Jordan asked any student attending the school’s Veteran’s Day Program who had a relative or friend in the group of Veterans being honored to stand with their Vet.

 

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