Laura Elaine Allums

December 20, 1943 - January 09, 2021

Laura Allums

Laura Elaine Allums, 77, of Kountze, passed away at 5:30 a.m., Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Christus Southeast Texas - St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born December 20, 1943, in Santa Anna, Texas, to Willie B. and Miley Cariker.  She married Donald Allums, Jr. on June 18, 1966.

Elaine was a teacher at Kountze High School, her alma mater, for thirty years. Teaching was her passion.  She left an indelible influence on all of her students.  Students of Mrs. Allums’ will have many memories from her black dress tests to her annual trips to the Houston Livestock Show.  Elaine was the sponsor of Future Teachers of America and influenced many students, including her daughters, to become teachers.

Elaine loved her town and loved being involved in the community.  She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Kountze.  She was a member of the Woman’s Club, Friends of the Library, Lion’s Club, City Council, Birding in the Big Thicket, Mayor Pro Tem, Southeast Texas Planning Commission, Kirby Hill House, Leadership Southeast Texas, and DAR.  Elaine was always ready to volunteer and help any way she could.   

Classical music and reading were her hobbies.  She was a common fixture at the Kountze Public Library and often went to the symphony in Houston and Beaumont with friends.  Her husband took their daughters hunting and fishing, and Elaine took them to the ballet and opera.

Elaine Allums is survived by her husband, Donald Allums, Jr.; daughters, Laurie Allums and Leah Graham and her husband, Jeff Graham; grandchildren, Bailey Overstreet, Miley Overstreet, Cambria and Colin Graham; three great-grandchildren; sister, Miley Cecile Hefner; and brother, James “Bud” Cariker.

A graveside service for Mrs. Allums will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at Hooks Cemetery, Kountze, under the direction of Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorial contributions be made to Kountze Public Library, 800 Redwood Street, Kountze, Texas 77625.

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Graveside Service
Hooks Cemetery
4792 Hooks Cemetery Loop Kountze, TX 77625
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
11:00 a.m.

Comments (13)

  • DWIGHT BIRDWELL

    19 January 2021 at 15:58 | #

    MR ALLUMS AND FAMILY, I AM TRULY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR LOSS. I REMEMBER MRS. ALLUMS AS A VERY NICE AND KIND PERSON. WHEN WE WOULD ENTER HER ENGLISH CLASS ROOM, SHE WOULD ALWAYS WELCOME US WITH A BIG GENUINE SMILE AND TREATED ALL OF THE STUDENTS IN MY CLASS WITH EQUAL RESPECT. SHE WAS A SWEET LADY. THE ALLUMS FAMILY HAS MY CONDOLENCES AND PRAYERS. SINCERELY, DWIGHT BIRDWELL

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  • Calvin Wimer

    16 January 2021 at 03:38 | #

    Laurie and family, I’m so sorry for your loss! Your mother was my favorite teacher and such a special lady.. she will be missed by all.

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  • Mary Maude Mayo Morris

    13 January 2021 at 15:57 | #

    Rest in Peace, my sweet Cousin....Prayers for her entire Family...

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  • Margaret Sanders

    13 January 2021 at 15:45 | #

    Sorry for your loss. My prayers are for God to comfort you all.God bless.

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  • Kayce

    13 January 2021 at 10:46 | #

    She was one of 5he best teachers I had. Always smiling and laughing.. Yes I hated walking into class and see her in all black we knew it was the test of death.

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  • Lanette (Williams) Tate

    13 January 2021 at 03:31 | #

    Mrs. Allums was my English teacher in Kountze High School.. She was a wonderful teacher. The Allum's family and the Cariker's family were all great teachers of mine. I will deeply miss Mrs. Elaine . She was a. Great Lady.

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  • Burlena Roberts

    13 January 2021 at 03:19 | #

    I know your hearts are broken she was a great teacher no doubt a great wife mother friend and daughter ect .so sorry for your loss she will.be missed greatly God Bless Yall

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  • Katie Fillingim

    13 January 2021 at 01:40 | #

    So sorry for your loss I your mom was a wonderful person and liked by everyone Praying for the family God bless the family

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  • Ruth Thomas

    12 January 2021 at 20:24 | #

    Leah, Laurie, Dogeye, I am so sorry for the loss of this wonderful woman! Hardin County lost a great asset!?

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  • Mary Fears

    12 January 2021 at 14:32 | #

    What a truly wonderful lady, mother, and co-worker. Elaine was like the Ever Ready battery, never slowing down. She was admired by all and dedicated to her work. My prayers go out to the family.

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  • Francis Cole

    12 January 2021 at 00:05 | #

    Elaine was a sweet lady who I met through my late husband, Carroll (Tommy) Cole. Elaine became a board member at Wildwood Resort and was always positive with her position for the betterment of Wildwood. I am so sorry for the loss of your wife, mother, and grandmother. Grief is its own journey in life.

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  • Cheryl

    11 January 2021 at 19:18 | #

    Prayers for the family. Elaine was my 10th grade English teacher. She was a tireless worker in Kountze and a devoted caregiver for her husband. She will be missed.

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  • Shawn williams

    11 January 2021 at 18:29 | #

    What a great lady. She was my English teacher in school and we all loved her. She will be greatly missed.

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