(Orange, Texas)

February 12, 2014

Bertha Faye Spell Benoit

Bertha Faye Spell Benoit

The Orange Leader

ORANGE — Bertha Faye Spell Benoit, 70, of Orange went to be with her Lord on Monday, February 10, 2014 at Baptist Hospital in Orange.


Faye was born in Port Arthur, Texas on January 5, 1944 to parents Amy (Sonnier) and Homer Niles Spell. She had lived most of her life in the Orange area. She enjoyed reading, playing cards, going to bingo and going dancing. She loved working in the garden and watching her beautiful flowers grow. Faye was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend who will be missed dearly.


She was preceded in death by her parents.


She is survived by her children, Janice Sandford and husband, James Gallaway of Stockbridge, GA, James Sandford and wife, Diane of Bella Vista, AR, Elizabeth Sandford and husband, James Martin of Orange, Amy Benoit of Orange; brother, Homer James Spell and wife, Nellie of Buna; four grandchildren; one great granddaughter and one great grandson on the way.


A gathering of family and friends to remember her life will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 5 pm until 8 pm at Dorman Funeral Home. Cremation was held under the direction of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent for the family at

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