Obituaries

Warlick, David "Clayton" Jr. David “Clayton” Warlick, Jr., 38, of Port Neches passed away Saturday, September 29, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont.
Clayton is survived by his mother, Betty Achord and step-father, Preston Achord, Jr., of Port Arthur, sister, Tracy Deem and fiancé Jason McMeekin of League City, step-brothers, Preston Achord of Port Neches, Joey Achord of Groves; sons, Greggory Babin of Groves and Logan Warlick and Logan’s mother, Christina Warlick of Groves; four nieces, Ali, Abi, Madison and Aslynn and one nephew, Davon, and a host of family and friends. Clayton is preceded in death by his father, David Clayton Warlick, Sr., and grandparents, Joe and Lorraine Warlick and Guy and Marie Duplantis.
Memorial service will be on Saturday, October 6, at 1 pm at Heritage Funeral Home in Nederland.
A Golden Triangle Abate Memorial Ride will gather at “The Place” in Port Arthur at 12:00 pm Saturday, October 6, ending at Heritage Funeral Home for the Memorial Service. Friends and family will gather at 4947 Wilson in Groves after the memorial service. All food donations can be delivered to address above.
Whitmire-Edgeworth, Carmen Alise Funeral services for Carmen Alise Whitmire-Edgeworth, newborn daughter of Alyssa Whitmire of Beaumont and Rick Edgeworth of Lumberton, will be held Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. in the Claybar Kelley-Watkins Chapel with Pastor Nathan Keating and Bishop Cecil Davis, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the Haven of Rest Cemetery.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her grandparents, Pam and Alan Whitmire of Lumberton, Bob and Cathy Sheffield of Houston; great-grandparents, Charles and Mary Gillit of Livingston, Billie Murphy of Lumberton; sister, Trista Patin and brothers, Tyler and Isaac Edgeworth.
White, William "Bill" Glynn Jr. William “Bill” Glynn White, Jr., 43, of Beaumont passed away peacefully, December 24, 2007 at his home. He was a soft spoken, gentle and easy going man who attended both Nederland and Beaumont schools. Bill worked as a mechanic specializing in working with brakes.
He is survived by his father and step-mother, William G. White, Sr. and Betty Sirman White of Beaumont; mother, Barbara Duncan of Katy, Texas; niece, Blossom Hennigan also of Katy, Texas; step-sisters, Stephany Luke, Nancy Richardson and husband Stanley; brother, Paul Scott and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A graveside service will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December, 27, 2007 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: American Heart Association, 7415 Eastex Plaza Dr., Beaumont TX 77708.
Williams, Willie Lorene Funeral services for Willie Lorene Williams, 86 of Beaumont, Texas will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 15, 2007 at Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home with Robert Turnage of Victory Temple officiating. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 14, 2007 from 5-8:00 p.m.
Mrs. Williams was born on December 24, 1920 to Payton and Alice (Simpson) Oliver and passed away December 10, 2007 in Beaumont. She was the original owner/operator of Amelia Burger in Beaumont and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roy W. Williams; and also her granddaughter, Sandi Smith, she is survived by her children, Letha Wright of Pollok, TX, Betty Swain of Pitkin, LA, Willie "Sonny" Smith of Beaumont, Carolyn Guillory of Beaumont, Jerry Smith of Mauriceville and Michael Smith of Tulsa, OK, sixteen grandchildren, twenty-three great grandchildren, and one brother, Hoy "Jack" Oliver of San Augustine, TX.
Williamson, Bert V. Bert V. Williamson, 88, of Beaumont passed away Thursday, June 28, 2007.
A memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at Calder Baptist Church with Dr. James Fuller officiating.
Mr. Williamson was born July 30, 1918 in Buckville, AR to Frank and Clara (Hicks) Williamson. He served as a Master Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy beginning in WWII and retiring after 22 years of service and then worked for 14 years at the Government Services Association in the Beaumont Federal Building. He was a deacon at Calder Baptist Church, and volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and Some Other Place.
Preceded in death by his first wife of forty-five years, Louise Mosby Williamson he is survived by his second wife, Ruby N. Shirutis Williamson of Beaumont; son, Michael O. Williamson and his wife, Judy of Groves; daughter, Judy Ann Williamson of Beaumont; granddaughter, Melissa Farrow; grandson, Leslie Pitre both of Groves; five great-grandchildren; aunt, Mattie Hargroves; and cousins, Janice and David Kinney, their three children and their families all of Ozark, AR.
Memorial Donations may be made to Some Other Place, Habitat for Humanity, or American Cancer Society.
Wills, Billy Ray Billy Ray Wills, 72, of Bolivar Peninsula, Texas died Saturday, November l7, 2007.

A memorial services will be held at l0:00 a.m., Saturday, December l, 2007 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves with Reverend Anton Smikal of Port Acres Pentecostal Church officiating.

Billy was born November l9, l934 in Beaumont, Texas to Sydney Ray Wills and Opal Mae Davis Wills. He was a lifelong area resident and graduated from Lamar University with a Masters Degree.He retired from Silsbee ISD and was an area football coach for 20 years. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #3719 which will also have a memorial service in Billy's honor at a later date.

Survivors include his two sons, Wynn Wills and wife, Kim and children, John and Chris Jennings of Nederland, Texas and Chris Wills of Austin, Texas; sister, Betty McMahon and husband, R. E. of Conroe, Texas; brother, Marvin Wills of Nederland, Texas; and grandchild, Raven Leigh Wills.
Wortman, Gwendolyn Elizabeth Gwendolyn Elizabeth Wortman, 76, of Beaumont passed away Sunday, May 20, 2007, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital.
Visitation with be held at Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home on Thursday, May 24, between 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. with a graveside service to follow at Claybar Haven of Rest Cemetery at 11:00 a.m.
Mrs. Wortman was born January 23, 1931, in Goose Creek, TX to Clifford and Velma Clara Latson. She was a very kind and affectionate woman who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
She is preceded in death by her parents.
Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Karl Christopher Wortman of Beaumont and her brothers, Clifford Latson, Jr. of Katy, Texas and Robert L. Latson of Houston, Texas.

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