Obituary Page



It gets harder and harder for me to add names to the memorial page.
It's with great sorrow that I add names
of our friends, family and faculty that we have lost.
My deepest sympathy to the families of the of lost alumni.
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers!


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Julian Galiano '66 - 7/27/214, a longtime Southeast Texas newsman with an encyclopedic recall of sports and a deep love of family and friends, died early Sunday at Beaumont Health Care Center after a long illness. Galiano, a French High School graduate, a Lamar University alumnus who also had a hand in naming the college newspaper the "University Press," had suffered from a combination of ailments, but remained sharp in mind and gleamed when old friends visited. "He was barely awake on Thursday when I went to go see him," said Al Caldwell of KLVI. "I sat down and asked, 'Do you remember Irish Johnny Copeland?' We started talking sports and he went into overdrive." Copeland was an obscure boxer who was a Golden Gloves winner in the 1960s. But he was part of Galiano's encyclopedia of sports knowledge. "He knew he was in his last days," Caldwell said. But they laughed about a trip to Ruston, La., to cover a Lamar game, a trip in which Caldwell found himself under arrest for unclear reasons. "'You were aiding and abetting,'" Caldwell said Galiano told him. Galiano had worked a couple of years for the Port Arthur News and was assigned to cover the Jefferson County Courthouse. Louise Wood was covering the courthouse for The Enterprise. She thought a sportswriter, which Galiano was, would be lost trying to cover news. "He beat me on stories so many times because he knew everybody," she said. Rush Wood, former Enterprise sports writer, assistant sports editor and retired Lamar sports information director, remembers the first time he met Galiano, which was in the press box at a South Park High School baseball game in 1968 when a contingent of Houston sports writers had come to Beaumont to cover the Pasadena team. "He talked a whole lot," Wood said. "You didn't really talk to Julian. You listened to Julian." Galiano was an authoritative source on a variety of local sports. In the news story about NFL great Bubba Smith's death, Galiano provided some eyewitness history. "He had incredible explosiveness off the line," said Galiano, who was in his teens when he saw Smith play at Charlton-Pollard High School. "With Bubba, it was his quickness after the snap that set him apart from a lot of people." Galiano was proud of his close relationship with second-cousin Joseph Anthony Fiorenza, archbishop emeritus of the Galveston-Houston Roman Catholic diocese. In a 2008 column in The Enterprise, Galiano wrote, "His spiritual foundation also has direct ties to his parents, Anthony Fiorenza and my great-aunt Grace Galiano Fiorenza. My Uncle Tony was a barber and his loving wife certainly epitomized her given name. Joe has always had such a wonderful pastoral quality and listening to him speak is compelling. I remember well his eulogy for my mother, who died in 1971. Those soothing words helped ease my grieving process." In his column, Galiano also wrote of three other second cousins who had become nuns in the Roman Catholic Church and served as healers and teachers. "Faith, family and friends. My family has been so richly blessed in these attributes," Galiano wrote.

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Linda Reed '79
Linda Anne Reed, 52, of Lumberton, died Monday, July 7, 2014. A native of Beaumont, she was born on August 10, 1961, to Anne Marie Easters Reed and Joseph Clevens Eloi Reed. She will be remembered as a beloved daughter, sister, mother and grandmother. Survivors include her only child, Christina Flores and her son, Payton; parents, Clevens and Anne Reed; and many other family members. A memorial service for Ms. Reed will be 3:00 p.m., Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Complete and updated information may be found at broussards1889.com.

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Steven Wright '74
Steven Earl Wright, 58, died on July 10, 2014. He was born March 22, 1956, in Beaumont, TX to Jane Lillian Cocran Wright and Lenard Earl Wright. Steven graduated from French High school in 1974. Football was his passion. He played as a halfback and was an outstanding athlete. Steven was an avid reader and history buff who retained what he read and learned. Quite the charmer, Steven loved joking around and playing pool. His granddaughter, Brianna, was such a special addition to his life. Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Brandi Wright and husband, Rodney Winfrey, of Sea Brook, TX; son, Justin Earl Wright of Sea Brook, TX, granddaughter, Brianna Winfrey of Sea Brook, TX; mother, Jane Wright, of Lumberton, TX; sister, Kathy Gobert and husband, Kenny, of Lumberton, TX; nieces, Jessica Stevenson and husband, John, of League City, TX and Allison Seale and husband, Kevin, of College Station, TX; and great nephews, James Earl Stevenson and Archer Oliver Seale. Steven was preceded in death by his father.

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Daniel Dalton Hebert '65
Daniel D. Hebert, 66, of Sour Lake, died Monday, June 23, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston. Born September 17, 1947, in Beaumont, he was the son of Betty Ruth Touchett Hebert and Joseph Dalton Hebert. Daniel was a United States Army veteran having served in the Vietnam War and was an electrician with DuPont Beaumont Works. He is survived by his wife of forty-five years, Jeanette Hebert of Sour Lake; daughter, Danette Anderson and her husband, Keith, of Beaumont; sons, Dalton Hebert and his fiancé, Laurie Perry and Duane Hebert and his wife, Kristina, all of Vidor; sister, Beverly Parigi; eight grandchildren; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family. A gathering of Mr. Hebert’s family and friends will be Thursday evening, June 26, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 27, 2014, at Broussard’s, followed by burial at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont.

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Lawrence K. Chaney '70
Lawrence Keith Chaney, age 61 of Lumberton, Texas passed away on Monday, June 9, 2014 in Beaumont, Texas. Graveside services will be at 10:00 AM on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Mr. Chaney was born in Beaumont, Texas on August 11, 1952. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Maryann Chaney and his son, Lawrence Keith Chaney, Jr. Survivors include his sister, Nancy Chaney Richardson and her husband Donald of Lumberton, TX. One nephew, Donald Richardson, Jr. of Lumberton, TX and one niece Kristie Lynn Richardson White of Beaumont, TX. Two great nieces; Macy White and Brinn Richardson and one great nephew, Trent Richardson. As well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. . Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on June 11, 2014

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Beatrice Baden - class unknown
Beatrice Baden was born December 4, 1922 and died at the age of 91 on May 31, 2014. She was a life long resident of Beaumont, Texas and attended French High School where she was a member of the Girl Reserves, was a French Bisonette Basketball player, and was voted Football Maid by the French High Lettermen. Throughout her life, she possessed an avid interest in all religious activities. She was a member of St. Pius the 10th Catholic Church, was a member of the St. Pius Ladies Organization, instructed CCD classes at St. Pius, was a perpetual member of the Central Association of the Miraculous Medal, attended Cursillo Retreats at St. Anthony's Cathedral, engaged religiously in daily prayer and the rosary mysteries, and enjoyed televised religious programs. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph R. Baden Sr. and two sons Joseph R. Baden Jr. and Mark Gerard Baden, her sister Dorothy Gulledge, and three brothers Gilbert Ozio, G.J. Ozio, and Alvin Ozio. She is survived by her daughter Therese Baden and her two very devoted nieces Violet Odom and Shirley McCarty. She was also survived by two grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 PM on Wednesday, June 4th at Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Beaumont, which will be followed by a grave side service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of floral tributes, please make donations to Hospice Brazos Valley in Brenham, Texas at www.hospicebrazosvalley.org

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Ann LaVerne Sellers Perry '54
Ann LaVerne Sellers Perry, 77, of Houston, died Thursday, May 22, 2014. She was born on July 15, 1936, in Beaumont, to Aubrey and Ovilia Sellers. She attended St. Annes Catholic School during her early years and graduated from French High School in 1954. Mrs. Perry married the love of her life, Jim R. Gink Perry in 1956. With his job, they lived in parts of South Texas; Abbeville, Louisiana; Mallorca, Spain; and Maracaibo, Venezuela. Upon his death, she and her children returned to Beaumont and worked for Gulf States Utilities until retiring in 1994. She then moved to Houston to be near her children. Mrs. Perry was a long time member of St. Pius X Parish in Beaumont. Survivors include her children, Virginia Ginny Perry of Austin; Sharon Perry Martin and her husband, Mike, of Dallas; and Jim R. Perry, Jr. of Houston; grandchildren, Starla Huebner and Jim R. Perry, III; step-grandchildren, Jennifer Saxena and Jacqui Thomisee; six great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; her husbands parents, Edna and Grafton Perry; her siblings and their spouses, Helen Sellers, Glenn Pope, Ann and Allen Sellers, and JoNell and Calvin Sellers; and her long time companion, Maurice Peck McDaniel. Mrs. Perry's memorial service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Elijahs Place, Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas, Diocese of Beaumont, 2780 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77703. Complete and updated information may be found at broussards1889.com.

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Joyce Fay Callahan - FHS teacher
Joyce Fay Callahan, 81, of Beaumont, died Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. She was born on July 15, 1932, in Troup, Texas, to Ethel Ross Franklin and Roy Franklin, and had been a longtime resident of Beaumont. Joyce was a retired teacher who received her Master’s degree at Stephen F. Austin and her Bachelor’s degree at East Texas State. She taught twenty-three years at French High School in Beaumont, and she taught two years at Central High School. Joyce loved her students and teaching and was Teacher of the Year for BISD in 1977-1978. She was honored by Texas A&M as Beaumont’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year in 1977. Joyce received an award for ten years of outstanding and dedicated service to TSTA. She was an Honorary Lifetime Member of Texas Congress of Parents and Teachers. Joyce was the drill team sponsor of the Buffalo Bells for five years. She was awarded the Outstanding and Dedicated Service Award in 1976, 1979, and 1980. Joyce was also the sponsor of French High Future Teachers of America. She was honored as Outstanding Leader in 1977-1978 by Future Teachers FHS. She loved her neighbors and community. Joyce received an Outstanding Community Service award from Top Ladies of Distinction in 1978. Joyce was a member of the Red Hat Society and loved her Red Hat Women. She traveled all over the United States with the Red Hatters. She was nicknamed by Red Hatters, along with Pat Duncan and Becky Guess, as the “Three Musketeers”. She was a member of North End Baptist Church and loved her church and Sunday school class. Joyce didn’t mind sharing Christian wisdom, and she was willing to pray with anyone she met and of course for her family. Joyce had an infectious smile and laugh that would brighten your day. She never met a stranger making friends everywhere she went and remembering their name. Some of her hobbies included collecting, traveling, dancing, karaoke, playing games…especially trivia, and dressing up for skits. Joyce loved to decorate her house for holidays EVERY month. She also enjoyed her Mexican food and fried pickles. Survivors include her husband, John S. Callahan; children, John Brent Callahan and his wife, Kathy, of Bevil Oaks and Jan Carol Sparks and her husband, Randy, of Orange; grandson, John Skyler Wilberding of Orange; daughter-in-law, Carley Wilberding of Groves; step-grandchildren, Amy Minter of Orange; Allison Allison and her husband, David, of Michigan; and Chris Sparks and his wife, Megan, of Orange; great-granddaughter, Scarlet Wilberding; great-grandchildren, Colin, Carson, and Addison Minter, Keller Ascol, Declan Allison, and Maybrie Sparks; sisters-in-law, Shirley Franklin of Tyler and Virginia Ludwig; nieces and nephews, Kenn Franklin, Missy Cantrell, Debbie Estes, and Melody Long; great-nieces and nephews; and her best friend, Pat Duncan and her husband, Neal. She is preceded in death by her parents; and twin brother, Royce Franklin. A gathering of Mrs. Callahan’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 23, 2014, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her Red Hat Society funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Broussard’s. Her committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

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Joe Perkins '68
Joseph David Perkins, Age 64, of Lumberton, TX, passed away on Saturday, May 17, 2014 in Beaumont, TX. He was born to George Dorman Perkins Sr. and Ellen West on September 19, 1949 in Beaumont, TX. In Joe's youth, he was a star athlete who played basketball, ran track and walked on as a baseball player at Lamar University. From ballet to baseball, Dad and PawPaw didn't miss many of his children's or grandchildren's events, and never failed to take his family on annual vacations. The attention and love he gave them will forever leave a legacy to be cherished. He loved hunting, fishing and playing golf with his kids and grandkids. A devoted husband of 41 years, Joe enjoyed eleven cruises with his bride and had he lived, would have cruised more. He never met a stranger, and would engage almost anyone in conversation. When in good health, he enjoyed attending church with his family. He had begun taking annual trips with his boys to Arlington to watch the Rangers play. He also supported the Astros and attended many of their games as well. During his two year battle with pancreatic cancer, Joe received a myriad of visitors from numerous coworkers. This was evidence of the respect he earned as a friend and coworker. Left to honor his memory are his wife, Cindy Perkins; daughter, Tonya Ortiz and husband, Joel; sons, Ryan Perkins and wife, Nacona, Robert Perkins and wife, Carrie; and four grandchildren, Tyler Landrum, Harley Perkins, Hunter Perkins, and Lyla Perkins mother-in-law, Frances Reeves; sisters, Barbara Perkins, Penny Bickham and husband, Shane; brother, George Perkins and wife, Bobbie. Preceding Joe in death were his parents. Visitation with family and friends will be Monday, May 19, 2014, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Lumberton Family Funeral Home. Funeral services honoring the life of Joseph Perkins will be Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 9:30 a.m., also at the funeral home with Bro. Robert Hall officiating. Contributions may be made to Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program in Joe's name. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/beaumontenterprise/obituary.aspx?n=joseph-david-perkins&pid=171066134&fhid=29280#sthash.wSnwXTcw.dpuf

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Robbie Rice '71
Robbie C. Rice, 61, of Beaumont, passed away April 12, 2014 at his daughter’s home in Baytown, TX. He was born February 19, 1953 in Beaumont to Jack and Frances Scarborough Rice and lived in Beaumont his entire life. A gathering of family and friends will be held Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home. A celebration of Robbie’s life will be Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home. Robbie was always one to work hard, give much and love those he cared for. At the age of 19 he began parking cars for American National Bank. As technology progressed so did Robbie as he worked his way in banking to a Vice President in charge of data processing. After 29 years of banking he left to join the family business, The Fan Factory. It was Robbie who “fixed” fans for many of us in Beaumont. But he did much more than that; he found ways to use his skills and caring to help many others. One special project was building sensory boxes for blind children. He lived to fish but if he wasn’t fishing he could be found working on a computer somewhere for someone. Robbie was preceded in death by his father, Jack M. Rice, brother, Michael Rice, and his grandparents. He is survived by the daughter he adored, Christy Webb and her husband Charles of Baytown, his grandchildren, Tanner Townsend, Pamela Webb and Karlie Webb; mother, Frances Rice Wood and her husband, George Wood, of Beaumont; brother, Paul Randall Rice and his wife, Debbie, of Galveston; step-brothers, George Wood, Jr. and his wife, Renee, of Beaumont, Jim Wood, and his wife, Sherri, of Lumberton; step-sister, Maralee Nicol and her husband, Gary, of Spring, TX and a cousin who he loved as a brother, Ronald Wayne Rice and his wife, Janelle of Lumberton, TX. Christy would like to extend her deepest thanks to her husband, Robbie’s son-in-law, Charles, for all his love, support and care of her father, Dr. Anita Sabichi and her staff at Baylor College of Medicine, Kim Kinder for all her special care, James Robicheaux and his fellow officers, the staff of Hospice Compassus for all the great care everyone provided, Mike and Lisa Kinder for everything they did for Robbie, you are special people who are considered family and Ronnie Rice for the love and support and for being the best friend a man could ever have, you are loved as a brother. Serving as pallbearers will be Ronald Wayne Rice, Tanner Townsend, Mark Gordon, Dean McClendon, Jim Wood and Mike Kinder. Honorary pallbearers are Gene Lindsey, Ronald Wayne (Bubba) Rice and Jerry Randolph.

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Corrie Van Hancock '49
Funeral services for Corrie Van Hancock, 83, of Silsbee will be 10:00 am Friday March 21, 2014 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with interment following at Quicksand Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Hancock passed away March 16, 2014 at Silsbee Oaks Healthcare. A native of Beaumont, C. V. had been a resident of Silsbee since 1968. He retired from Mobil Oil after 35 years of service as an operator. He proudly served his country in the U. S. Air Force. He is preceded in death by his parents C. C. and Ruth Hancock. Survivors include his sister Liz Hancock of Silsbee.

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Dale Briley '68
Mr. Dale C. Briley, age 63, passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in Beaumont, TX. Services will be at 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Friday, March 21, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Mr. Briley was born in Beaumont, TX on September 8, 1950. He lived to be a husband, father, paw paw and friend. The profound footprint left behind will be eternally cherished and forever missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, F.G."Josh" and Emilee Briley. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Marian Briley of Silsbee, TX. Two daughters, Racheal Briley and her husband Rob Gibbs and Jessica Rae Burkett and her husband Arwin Burkett, Jr. Two grandchildren, Rian Zamora and Ethan Dale Burkett. Memorials may be made to the Beaumont Humane Society, PO Box 1629 Beaumont, TX 77704-1629 (409)8330504.

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Thomas French '59
Thomas Wayne French, 73, of Lumberton, died Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas- Beaumont. A native of Beaumont, he was born to Janice Elizabeth Schwarzer French and Homer Lee French, Jr. on January 22, 1941, and a direct descendant of John J. French, one of Beaumonts earliest settlers. He served his country in the Army Reserves, and was a letter carrier for thirty-four years with the United States Postal Service. Thomas will be remembered for his funny jokes, always making people smile and having a heart of gold opening his door and home to anyone in need. Some of his favorite hobbies included fishing, picking berries, playing cards, and going to the casino. He was a lifetime fan of the Dallas Cowboys and The University of Texas Longhorns. Survivors include his wife, Dora Mae Williams French; son, Tommy French, Jr., both of Lumberton; daughters, Penny French of Katy, and Leslie French of Lumberton; mother, Janice French of Sour Lake; brother, John French and his wife, Gail, of Beaumont; sister, Maureen Broussard and her husband, Gerald, of Nederland; brothers-in-law, Royle Williams, and his wife, Vel, of Mauriceville; and Rudy Williams, and his wife, Diane, of Beaumont; sisters-in-law, Beanie Carter and her husband, Claude, of Vidor; and Rae ONeal and her husband, Danie, of Rumsey, Kentucky; and several other family members. A Christian Vigil will be held at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 6, 2014, at St. Anne Catholic Church, 2715 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society , 755 South 11th Street, Suite #212, Beaumont, Texas 77701. Complete and updated information may be found www.broussards1889.com

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Nancy Marchetti '65
Nancy Maggard Marchetti, born July 28th, 1947, died peacefully in her home on February 22, 2014. Nancy's loves were teaching, singing, and family. In addition to being a beloved mother and grandmother, throughout her life she was a counselor at Camp Niwana, a teacher and a daycare owner. She was a charter member of the Golden Neches and Greater Sabine chapters of Sweet Adelines for over 30 years, and enjoyed coaching as well as singing bass. She had an infectious laugh and a twinkle in her eye. She was preceded in death by husband Marco Toni Marchetti, parents Dorothy and James Maggard, Sr., brother James Maggard, Jr., and nephew Stephen Maggard. Nancy is survived by children Jamie Hornbuckle, Ashley Hornbuckle, Katie Brading, Cathi Griffiths, Mary Marchetti, Andy Marchetti, and Martha Vincent, as well as 20 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Nancy's memorial service and afterglow will begin at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 1st at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1350 N 23rd St, Beaumont, TX 77706. Daisies welcome, or donations in her honor may be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/beaumontenterprise/obituary.aspx?n=nancy-maggard-marchetti&pid=169862154#sthash.QBW23qHg.dpuf

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Garland Scott Cutler '68
Scott Cutler, 64, of Deweyville, passed away Monday, February 10, 2014, at his home. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 13, 2014, at First Baptist Church in Deweyville with Reverend Damon Bickham officiating. Burial will follow at King Cemetery in Hartburg. Serving as Pallbearers will be Jayson Villanueva, Kenny Bahnsen, Jody Bahnsen, Keith Miller, Craig Lisle and Jason Lisle. Honorary Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, at the church. Born in Vidor on February 10, 1950, Scott was the son of Garland David Cutler and Winnie Bell (Davis) Cutler. Scott graduated with a Master’s Degree in Education and School Administration. Over the years, Scott worked as a teacher and principal at Deweyville Middle School, Runge High School and Vinton High School. Scott enjoyed fishing and hunting and most of all spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his father, Garland Cutler; and brother, Mark Cutler. Scott is survived by his wife of 44 years, Karen Cutler; mother, Winnie Cutler; son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Melanie Cutler of Deweyville; daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Bob Browning of Deweyville; and son and daughter-in-law, Corey and Emily Cutler of Lumberton. Scott is also survived by his grandchildren, Raylee Browning, Logan Cutler, Brent Cutler, Caden Browning and Dakota Newman; and sisters, Roxie Miller and Marta King. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southeast Texas Hospice, P.O. Box 2385, Orange, Texas 77631. See more at: http://www.orangeleader.com/obituaries/x1783664329/Scott-Cutler#sthash.N83UGXyH.dpuf

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Jesse Worthy '65
Wade Worthy was born in Orange, Texas on March 26, 1947 to Martha Ford and Jesse Wade Worthey, III. He grew up in Leesville, Louisiana and Beaumont, Texas. His mother re-married when Wade was two years old and brought Ottis Knapp into his life. Wade used the last name of Knapp until he entered the Air Force. He had three younger siblings, Sammy Knapp, Martha Knapp and Jon Knapp. He moved to Dallas in 1965 to attend the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1967 (received a draft notice during the Viet Nam War but instead of dropping out of college, he received a deferment from the USAF for the price of four years of service). Wade was part of the SAC elite guard and Security Police at Offutt Air Force Base from 1967 to1968, then served from 1969 to1970 at Camh Ran Bay Air Force Base in Viet Nam. Just before leaving for Viet Nam, he married a young woman named Donna Dent. After his year in Viet Nam, he finished his 4 year commitment to the USAF by working town patrol at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas. Wade and Donna moved to Dallas after Wade was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force in 1971. He began working for the University Park Police Department and stayed there from 1971until1976. He left the University Park Police Department in 1976 to start a new police career at the Carrollton Police Department. Wade and Donna were blessed with their one and only daughter Brandi Michelle in 1977. He was awarded police officer of the year in 1977. He was promoted to sergeant in during his time at Carrollton and he became involved with the Carrollton Rodeo Team, which brought him so many good memories. His favorite event was "chute doggin'". Sadly, Wade and Donna's marriage ended in 1990, but these two amazing people were able to develop a strong and everlasting friendship. In 1991, Wade started dating a co-worker, Cheryl Hitt. Wade decided to retire from Carrollton in May 1999. Wade and Cheryl were married on December 2, 2000. Wade and Cheryl were truly two parts of a whole. Wade was "PaPa" to his two granddaughters Erika and Emily and nothing meant more to him than these two beautiful girls. Family was without a doubt his greatest love. Wade loved playing softball, fishing, hunting, the Dallas Cowboys, guns, knives, painting landscape oil paintings, and gnomes. He did not care much for electronic gadgets, except for his Kindle and his Motorola Razor cell phone. Even though his favorite "pet" was a horse named Dunny Leo Dodger, he was finally converted to being a dog lover by Cheryl. They both enjoyed their two 4-legged fur babies Tater Tot and Hambone. Wade passed from this life to eternity on January 23, 2014 and will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him. The family will receive friends at a visitation on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Allen Family Funeral Options in Plano. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Carrollton, 2400 Josey Lane, Carrollton, Texas. Interment will follow at Dallas – Ft. Worth National Cemetery with military honors at the graveside.

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Connie Raybon Del Rogers - '61 or '62
Connie Del Rogers passed away at home, on Saturday, June 9, 2012, at the age of 68. A devoted daughter, mother, and grandmother, she is survived by her mother, Dorothy Raybon; 3 children, Rick Allen, Stacey Perrine, and Heather Dibble; and 14 grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her father, Edell Dunn; her brother, Edell Dunn Jr.; and her son, David Edgar Lee Allen. Connie touched the lives of many during her 33-year tenure as an award- winning teacher and math coach in Conroe ISD. A family visitation will be held 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 15, 2012, and a memorial service will be held Saturday, June 16, at 2:00 p.m., with both taking place at the Montgomery United Methodist Church, 22548 Hwy 105 W., Montgomery, TX. In lieu of customary remembrances, Connie requested contributions in her memory be directed to the Backpack Ministry and Food Pantry of the Montgomery United Methodist Church. You are invited to leave memorial condolences at: www.shmfh.com.

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