Clauzell A. Bishop, 81, of Port Neches died Thursday, June 15, 2006. Pat A. Riley Funeral Home, Nederland.
Lubertha Bryant, 70, of Port Arthur died Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at Christus Hospital St. Mary. Gabriel Funeral Home, Port Arthur.
Josephine Graffagnino, 102, of Port Arthur died Thursday, June 15, 2006. Clayton-Thompson Funeral Home, Groves.
Joyce Marie Jones, 59, of Port Arthur died Wednesday, June 14, 2006. Gabriel Funeral Home, Port Arthur.
David Spencer Mason, 59, died Tuesday, June 13, 2006. Levingston Funeral Home, Groves.
Alvin Ray Miller, 58, of Orange died Wednesday, June 14, 2006. Dorman Funeral Home, Orange.
Eugene Pousson, 76, of Orange died Wednesday, June 14, 2006. Claybar Funeral Home, Orange.
Maria G. Recio, 92, of Groves died Wednesday, June 14, 2006. Clayton-Thompson Funeral Home, Groves.
Judith Carole Crawford, Broussard’s Mortuary in Nederland, 2 p.m.
James “Jim” H. Kelley, Pat A. Riley Funeral Home in Nederland, 10 a.m.
Mary O. Butler Essex
PORT ARTHUR- Mary O. Butler Essex, 75, died on June 12, 2006 at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas.
A native of New Iberia, LA she had lived in Port Arthur, TX for 54 years.
She is preceded in death by both parents; her husband; one daughter; three step-daughters; two sister-in -laws; two brothers and one half- brother. She leaves to cherish her memory two brothers, Lurry Butler Sr. (Grace) of Port Arthur, TX and Milton Butler (Shirley) of New Iberia, LA; two sisters, Alma Hector of New Iberia, LA and Shirley Spencer of Lafayette, LA; four sons, Donald Oliver, Warren Essex (Phyllis), Brad Essex (Mary) and William C. Essex Jr.; two daughters, Elaine Essex Daranda and Wilhemenia Essex; 12 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and special friends.
Services will be held Saturday, June 17, 2006 at 11 am at St. John Lutheran Church, 4600 Jimmy Johnson Blvd, Port Arthur, TX. The wake will proceed the service from 9:00 am - 11:00 am. Burial will be at Live Oak Cemetery.