ORANGE — West “Indy” Parkhurst was born on the glorious morning of October 17, 2007, in Orange, Texas. Even as a newborn, he was beautiful, and several of the hospital staff wanted to take him home as their own. Instead, his parents, Steve and Jennifer, and proud big brothers, Brac and Kai, decided it would be best if he came home with them. For the next three years and almost four months, Indy grew up like any other happy, rambunctious, rough and tumble little boy. In February 2011, he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, referred to as DIPG. He fought hard, and his stubborn and carefree spirit refused to give up or give in. Throughout his treatments, he remained happy and active, amazing his doctors. His loving, fun, smiling way made everyone he met fall in love with him. He never considered himself “sick”, and never let either his symptoms or his treatments slow him down. On January 10, 2013, Indy finally listened to God and decided to go to his real and eternal Home, and is now catching fish, riding four wheelers, shooting fireworks, collecting pets, and playing crane games with His new best friend, Jesus. Indy is survived by his mom and dad, Steve and Jennifer Parkhurst of Orange, along with his two big brothers, Brac and Kai Parkhurst; “Nonnie” and “Pawpaw” Trudy and Charles Holden; “Mamaw” Kathy Parkhurst; “Papaw” Joe Parkhurst and his wife, Gayle Parkhurst; and Uncle Chris and Aunt Wendi Parkhurst, cousins Dylan and Kade Parkhurst; Uncle Greg and Aunt Deana Parkhurst, cousins Malory, Ashlyn and Kendal Parkhurst; cousins Karli McClelland and Ian Vines, his very best friend Gage Griffith; his favorite coach, Steve Griffith (“Coach Gwiff”) and his favorite doctor, Lana Griffith (“Dr. Wana”). Indy touched countless lives and made everyone he met smile. His infectious happy spirit will live in all of those who love him. His courage, love of life, and sweetness will hopefully be carried on in the lives of all who knew him.
Patricia Ann “Pat” Zeno-Wysingle
The Celebration of Life for Ms. Patricia Ann “Pat” Zeno-Wysingle will be Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. the St. Paul C.M.E. Church.
Larry Shane McCarver
Larry Shane McCarver, 60, of Orange, passed away on July 28, 2014, at Rayburn Healthcare in Jasper.
Larry K. Smith
Larry K. Smith, 60, of Orange, passed away on July 26, 2014 at his residence in Orange.
Benjamin Carrel Williams
Benjamin Carrel Williams, 85, finished his journey on this earth Saturday, July 26, 2014.
Gloria Ann Kelly
Gloria Ann Kelly, 70, of Orange, passed away on July 27, 2014, at Baptist Hospital in Orange.
Janae Elizabeth Borel
Janae Elizabeth Borel, 10, passed away on Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Orange, Texas.
Mr. Jackie C. Selby
The Celebration of Life for Mr. Jackie C. Selby, 59, of Orange, will be Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the New Beginnings Outreach Church.
Otis Gene Duhon
Otis Gene Duhon, 71, of Orange, passed away on July 21, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.
Billy Wayne Smith
Billy Wayne Smith, 41, of Bridge City, passed away on July 18, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.
Florida Denise Gates
Florida Denise Gates, 78, of Orange, TX, departed this life on Thursday, July 17, 2014.
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