(Orange, Texas)


March 4, 2013

Sybil Locke

ORANGE — Sybil Powdrill Locke, 92, of Orange, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013 in a Private Care Facility in Orange.  Born on August 11, 1920 in Joaquin, Texas to her parents, Truitt Powdrill and Junie (McGee) Powdrill, she lived in Orange for 64 years, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Orange, she was a homemaker and she worked as a seamstress making clothes for many people in the community.  Mrs. Locke enjoyed quilting, cooking and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She will also be remembered for the many pots of her vegetable soup that all of her family enjoyed.  Mrs. Locke is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 65 years, Vernon L. Locke; her granddaughter, Amy Hudnall and her stepmother, Maggie Powdrill.  Those who will most cherish her memory are her daughter, Cindy Naivar and husband, Bill of Hiram, Georgia; her sons, Tommy Locke and wife, Helen of Kirbyville and Gene Locke and wife, Vicky of Orange; her grandchildren, Jennifer Blount, Lori Romano, Diane Murray, Larry Locke and Trey Naivar; her great grandchildren, John Blount, Destrick Back, Brad Murray, Kristen Murray, Bobby Murray, Katie Ames, Kelsey Murray, Kelly Murray, Brittany Leffew, Kirsten Fournet, Sierra Locke, Reece Locke, Christopher Romano, Victoria Romano and Reggie Romano; sixteen great great grandchildren and numerous members of her extended family.  Graveside services to honor Mrs. Locke’s life will be at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the Willow Grove Cemetery in Joaquin, Texas with Bill Baker, great nephew of Mrs. Locke, officiating.  Interment will follow services where she will be laid to rest next to her husband.  A gathering of Mrs. Locke’s family and friends will be from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Wednesday at Dorman Funeral Home in Orange.  Condolences may be sent to the family at

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