Tue
13
Feb

Heaven Ray Perry Cox

Heaven Ray Perry Cox, 15, of Orange, Texas, passed away on February 3, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 9, 2018, at Faith United Methodist Church in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Keith Tilley. Burial will follow the service at Wilkinson Cemetery in Orange. Born in Orange, Texas, on February 15, 2002, she was the daughter of Michael Ray Perry and Tammy Elaine Day Cox. Heaven was a very artistic girl who loved to paint, read, and write stories. She enjoyed being in the water and loved her horse and dogs. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her aunt, Shannon Jenkins; brother, Dustin Cox; and grandfather, Tommy Day.

Tue
13
Feb

Julius LeDoux, Sr.

Julius “Vick” LeDoux, Sr., 87, of Orangefield, Texas, passed away on February 7, 2018. Vick is survived by his loving wife, Patricia LeDoux, of Vidor; brother, Ronald “Rollo” LeDoux and wife Wanda, of Orangefield; children, Vickie Scales and husband Edward, of Orangefield, Tina Wise and husband Clay, of Mauriceville, Rebecca Ledford and husband Larry, of Orangefield, Julius LeDoux, Jr. and wife Diane, of Little Cypress, and Rose Marie Philpott, of Oklahoma; stepchildren, Tammy Reid, of Vidor, Chris Reid and wife Julie, of Vidor; along with many wonderful grandchildren and great-grandchildren to remember him dearly. Vick was born in Basile, Louisiana on January 11, 1931, to Alexon LeDoux and Edna (Fusilier) LeDoux. He proudly served his country in the United States Army, 101st Airborne Division and The Screaming Eagles. Vick retired from Pipefitters Local 195 and Boilermakers Local 587 after many loyal years.

Tue
13
Feb

Charles Gilcrease

Charles Daniel Gilcrease, 65, of Hankamer, died Thursday, February 8, 2018 at his home. A native of Orange, he had lived in Hankamer 39 years and was a construction supervisor. Funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, Februar 11, 2018 at Adams EE Stringer Funeral Home in Buna with burial at Tom Havard Cemetery in Zavalla. He is survived by his wife, Melba Gilcrease of Hankamer; sons, Jeffrey Gilcrease of Cheyenne, WY, and Jimmy Gilcrease of League City; sisters, Elaine Newmann of Kansas City, MO and Joyce Simon of Evadale; and five grandchildren.

Tue
13
Feb

Bobby Hasting Anderson Sr.

Bobby Hasting Anderson, Sr., 68, of Beaumont, died Friday, February 9, 2018, at The Oaks of Beaumont. He was a native and lifelong resident of Beaumont and a veteran of the US Marine Corps, serving in Vietnam. He owned and operated Anderson Enterprises and worked for the Greyhound Bus Line for 39 years. A private family committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont. Survivors include his wife, Melanie Babin Anderson, of Beaumont; sons, Bobby Hasting Anderson Jr., of Mauriceville and Chad Luke Anderson of Frisco; and two grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to West End Little League, P.O. Box 5853, Beaumont, Texas 77726.

Tue
13
Feb

Betty Lou Geldmeier Norman

Betty Lou Geldmeier Norman, 68, died on Thursday, February 8, 2018, in Beaumont. She was a native of Riesel, she was President and Chief Financial Officer of Norman’s Incorporated, which included Norman’s Shoes, Norman’s Men’s Fashions, and George Wilson’s, for 45 years. Her funeral service was held at 5:00 p.m., Sunday, February 11, 2018, at Broussard’s, Beaumont. A graveside service was held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 12, 2018, at Riesel Cemetery, in Riesel. She is survived by her husband, Charles Norman; son, Jason Norman; three grandchildren; brother, William “Pete” Geldmeier, of Houston; and sisters-in-law, Sally Norman, of Mansfield; and Betty Ruth Norman, of Beaumont.

Tue
13
Feb

James “Sonny” Herm an Schnitz

Sonny Schnitz, 75 of Vidor died Friday, February 9, 2018 at Vidor Health and Rehab Center. A native of Kerrville, he was a longtime resident of Vidor and a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving the Vietnam conflict. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. He is survived by his daughter, Missy Whitmire of Vidor; brothers, Avant Schnitz of Vidor, and John Paul Schnitz of Luling; sisters, Jo West of Gonzales, Jane Clark of Vidor, Mary Ann Salyer of Beaumont, and June Black of Gonzales; and two grandchildren.

Tue
13
Feb

Opal Rose Chambers

Rose Chambers, 87 of Evadale, died Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas in Beaumont. A native of Woodville, she was a longtime resident of Evadale and a homemaker. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Central Baptist Church in Evadale with burial following at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. She is survived by her children, Mike Chambers of Houston, Karen Gifford of Mont Belvieu, Bryan Chambers of Colmesneil, and Cheryl Bertrand of Evadale; brother, Glen Anderson of Woodville; sister-in-law Geraldine Linza of Houston; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and one great -great-grandchild. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Central Baptist Church, Evadale, Texas.

Tue
13
Feb

Harlowe Jean Wright

Harlowe J. Wright, 88 of Vidor died Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. A native of San Augustine, she was a longtime resident of Vidor. She was a homemaker and retired from Wal-Mart. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Memorial Funeral Home with burial following at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. She is survived by her sons Randy Wright and Curtis Earlton Wright, both of Vidor; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Wed
13
Dec

Operation Blue Santa Wins!

Vidor Police thanks the community for their generosity

By George Garza

Thanks to the wonderful generosity of you and your neighbors, every one of the more than 200 children signed up for the Vidor Police Department’s Operation Blue Santa - Toys for Tots should wake up on Christmas morning to find a new toy under their family’s Christmas Tree or Christmas Bush or Christmas Wreath or wherever their family can find to put out their Christmas presents.

According to Vidor Police Sergeant Aleta Cappen, the people of this community came through at nearly the last moment and gave from their hearts to insure that every child on Blue Santa’s list had at least one Christmas wish fulfilled.

 

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Wed
13
Dec

Vidor’s own GT Seminoles

Vidor’s own GT Seminoles will be giving back to the community in a big way Saturday by hosting the Winter Classic featuring four semi-pro football teams in two games benefitting Vidor kids by providing toys to elementary aged children. The Seminoles and VHS football players will distribute the toys the Friday before Christmas at Vidor elementary schools. Pictured, l to r, are Vidor Head Coach Jeff Mathews, Seminoles linebacker Ashland Wilson and Seminoles owner Wilford Scypion, Jr.

 

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