, Port Arthur, Texas


December 5, 2007

Obituaries for Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007

Services Today

Johnnie Brooks, Seventh Street Baptist Church, 11 a.m.

Billie Cain, Broussard’s Mortuary, Nederland, 2 p.m.

Death Notices

Evelyn Bohan, 90, of Orange, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007. Claybar Funeral Home, Orange.

Lillie Gaspard, 85, of Port Arthur, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, at Senior Rehabilitation Center. Broussard’s Mortuary, Nederland.

Jesse Wood Mobley, 51, of Port Neches, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 20076. Levingston Funeral Home, Groves.

Annie B. Russell, 81, of Austin, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007. Moody-Harris Funeral Home.

Martha M. Schlieffer, 92, of Groves, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007. Clayton Thompson Funeral Home.


Mr. Clarence King

PORT ARTHUR - Mr. Clarence King, 53, of Port Arthur, Texas died Tuesday, November 20, 2007, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, Texas.

He was born on July 15, 1954, in Port Arthur, the eleventh child of Silas and Alma King. He was an Air Force veteran and a Baptist. Clarence was a loving and devoted father to his daughter Enger and a loving son and caregiver to his mother Alma. His smile was infectious and genuine. Preceding him in death were his mother and four brothers: Lee Arthur, Silas, John Henry, and R.L. (Robert Lee) King.

Cherishing loving memories of him are his devoted daughter, Enger Nikole King of Houston; his father, Silas King of Port Arthur; three brothers: Donald (Annette) King of Sugar Land, Leonard King of Houston, and Elijah (Debra) King of Sugar Land; four sisters: Rachel (Gary) Tanner of Katy, Maud Marie King of Port Arthur, Alma (Lester) Guillory of Beaumont, and Dorothy (Bobby) Pace of Texarkana; one uncle, James Cornell of Houston; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

The family would like to thank Harbor Hospice House for their loving care and guidance. A graveside service will be held Saturday, December 8, 2007 under the direction of Lockwood Funeral Home, Houston, Texas.

Adam Dorsey

PORT ARTHUR - Adam Dorsey, of Port Arthur, died at St. Mary’s Hospital on Saturday, December 1, 2007. A native of New Iberia, LA, he was a resident of Port Arthur, Texas for 40 years. A visitation is scheduled for Friday, December 7, 2007 from 12 pm - 3 pm at Gabriel Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service is scheduled for 1 pm on Saturday, December 8, 2007 at Fletcher Funeral Home Chapel, 609 W. Admiral Doyle Drive, New Iberia, LA 70560. Burial will follow in Broussard Cemetery in New Iberia, LA.

Survivors include four sons, Torye D. Dorsey, John Osborne, Jamarious Osborne and Henry Osborne of Port Arthur, TX; two daughters, Beatrice Thompkins of Port Arthur, TX and Quardesa Osborne of Fort Worth, TX; one brother, Francis Phillip Dorsey (wife, Elaine) of New Iberia, LA; four sisters, Mary Vanderbilt, Annie Bell (husband, Edward), Gladys Dorsey and Brenda Moore of New Iberia, LA; a Special Companion, Marcella Bowie of Port Arthur, TX and a host of nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Allen Dorsey Jr. and Celestine Colbert Dorsey; three brothers, James Dorsey, Samuel Dorsey, and Clarence Dorsey; one sister, Joyce Lewis; maternal grandparents, Adam Colbert and Ozelia George Colbert; paternal grandparents, Allen Dorsey Sr., and Liza Washington Dorsey; and a nephew, Willie Vanderbilt Jr.

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