(Orange, Texas)

February 15, 2013

Tabetha Christine Welch Williford

The Orange Leader

ORANGE — Tabetha Christine Welch Williford, 26, of Orange, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at Christus Hospital – St. Elizabeth in Beaumont.  Born on May 23, 1986 in Port Arthur, Texas to her parents, Deidra Ann Welch and Jerry Rayburn Williford, Tabetha was a lifelong resident of Orange, she enjoyed going out in town and visiting with people and she enjoyed playing with her clacker.  Tabitha was loved by many people and will be missed by all that knew her.

Tabetha is preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Fern Eads.  Those who will most cherish her memory are her mother, Deirdra Buxton and husband, Todd of Orange; her father, Jerry Williford and wife, Tracy of Jasper, Texas; her maternal grandfather and caretaker, W. J. “Bill” Eads  of Orange; her paternal grandparents James Rayburn and Lois Williford of Jasper; her sisters, Monique “Nicki” Williford and fiancé Tommy Pearson of Vidor, Sarah Ann Ferrell and husband, Justin of Beaumont; her stepsister, Verna Lynn Ingle and husband, Billy of Orangefield and her stepbrother, Bobby Wayne Buxton and wife, Samantha of Orange.  Tabetha is also survived by numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces and Nephews.

A private family viewing and cremation arrangements have been under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange.  Condolences may be sent to the family at

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