Garlon Ray Ashmore, 65, of Brookeland, passed away Sunday, December 15, 2013, at 4:54 a.m., at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 18, 2013, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be Matt King, preacher of Pineland Church of Christ. A Graveside Service will be 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, at Evergreen Cemetery in Jasper. Serving as Pallbearers will be Doug Bradshaw, Scott Schoen, Jerry Bradshaw, Ray Bridges, Gary Willis and Nolan Bradshaw. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Born in Orange on April 5, 1948, Garlon was the son of Charles R. and Vera Marie (Anthony) Ashmore. He was a machinist at Levingston Shipbuilding until it closed. Garlon recently proctored for Angelia College Distance Learning Center at the Pineland location. He was also a substitute teacher at Brookeland ISD. Garlon also enjoyed genealogy, fishing and horticulture. Preceded in death by his parents and brother, Charles Ashmore, Garlon is survived by his wife, Janet Ashmore; and daughter, Angelina Marie Ashmore. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Book in Memory at Brookeland ISD Library, 187 Wildcat Walk, Brookeland, Texas 75931; 409-698-2677.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Dec. 17, 2013