Leora Lewis Kittrell

Published 4:36 pm Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Leora Lewis Kittrell, 93, of Orange, Texas, passed away on September 15, 2015, in Groves, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm, Saturday, September 19, 2015, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Bobby Hoffpauir, of Second Baptist Church in Bridge City. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.

Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 1:00pm.

Born in Orange, Texas, on November 16, 1921, she was the daughter of John G Lewis and Leona (Mosier) Lewis. Leora was a member of Colony Baptist Church. She was a secretary, a bookkeeper, and a homemaker. She loved spending time with her family. Leora’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Sheila McInnis and Sam Kittrell for their untiring help through the years with the care of Leora. They would also like to thank Magnolia Manor and Altus Hospice, especially April and Cassandra.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Claude A. Kittrell; step-sons, Bill Kittrell and Edward Kittrell; step-daughter, Juanita Reeves; step-grandchildren, Danny Turner and David Reeves; siblings, Marvin N. Lewis, W. Lenette Blazier, W. Weldon Lewis, Homer Lewis, Lillie M. Barr, John L. Lewis, Zola P. Root, Alonzo Lewis, Paul Lewis, and Faith Ann Lewis.

She is survived by her children, Barbara Granger Eatman and husband, David, of Orange and Hugh L. Granger and wife, Ronna, of Orange; step-children, Loraine Moses, of Gulf Shores, Alabama, Karen Kay Turner, of Vinton, Louisiana, Sheila McInnis and husband, Jerry, of Bridge City, Gerald Kittrell, of Cleveland, Texas, and Sam Kittrell, of Orange; grandchildren, Larry James “Jamie” McCabe, Jr. and wife, Wendy, of Kingwood, Texas, Amber Nancy Star Granger Seaman and husband, Nathan, of Shiro, Brandi Lynn Granger Jones and husband, Samuel, of Vidor, Texas; as well as 26 step-grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; 49 step-great-grandchildren; 13 step-great-great-grandchildren; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.