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June 10, 2014

Donald S. “Donnie” Couthran

Donald S. “Donnie” Couthran

ORANGE — Donald S. “Donnie” Couthran, 76, of Orange, passed away on June 10, 2014, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont.

 

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 12, 2014, at McDonald Memorial Baptist Church in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Joel Warren of McDonald Memorial Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in Orange.

 

Visitation will be from 1:00-2:00 p.m., Thursday at McDonald Memorial Baptist Church in Orange.

 

Born in Houston, Texas on August 25, 1937, he was the son of Norman Couthran and Etta Mae (Sims) Couthran. Donnie had served in the United States Army and later was an operator at Chevron Chemical for over 30 years. He was a member of McDonald Memorial Baptist Church and enjoyed teaching children at VBS but mostly enjoyed and loved his grandchildren. Donnie was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed fishing. He established the Gulf/Chevron Bass Club and was a former member of the Hemphill Bass Club

 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Etta Mae Couthran; wife, Helen Rose Couthran; twin brother, Ronnie S. Couthran; brothers, Guy Couthran, John E. Stephenson, Boyce K. Stephenson, and Chester Stephenson; and his step-mother, Martha Stephenson Couthran.

 

He is survived by his wife, Bobby Joe Couthran of Orange; sons, Jeffery Couthran of Orange, and Gerald Couthran and wife, Amber of Chester; step-children, Cindy Groner and husband, Richard of Bloomington, ID, and Tim Talbert and wife, Angela of Orange; grandchildren, Jake Couthran and Cydnye Elaine Couthran; step-grandchildren, Paige Talbert, Logan Talbert, Brittney Heard, and Trent Heard; step-grandchild, Braylee; siblings, Martha Vandenberge of Orange, Verna Dougharty and husband, Wayne of Orange, JoAnn Dean of Hilltop Lake, and Bill Couthran of Washington.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, National Office, 255 N. Michigan Ave. Fl. 17, Chicago, Illinois 60601.

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