Broussard’s Mortuary Silsbee

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Broussard’s Mortuary Silsbee Obituaries

Joan Bridges
December 6, 1937 - January 27, 2023

Joan Bridges, 85, of Vidor, died Friday, January 27, 2023. She was born on December 6, 1937, in Russell, Kansas, to Lydia Bennett Price and Harry Allen Price. Survivors include children, Ron Scott of Paradise, Kansas; Jim Scott of Russell, Kansas; Janet Stafford and her husband, Tom, of Minneola, Kansas; Hebert Bridges; Betty Madison and her husband, Lee, of Vidor and JoAnn Porter and her husband, Randy, of Vidor; sister, June Knackstedt and her husband, Boyd, of Russell, Kansas; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herbert Bridges and daughter, Linda Bridges. Her cremation was held at Broussard’s Crematorium.

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Florence “Janie” Meredith
July 13, 1938 - January 25, 2023

Florence “Janie” Meredith, 84, of Village Mills, died Wednesday, January 25, 2023.  She was born on July 13, 1938, in Fort Worth, to Helen Acuff Anderson and George Anderson. Survivors include her husband, Tim Meredith; children, Bill Meredith and his wife, Robin, of Village Mills and Shawn Meredith and his wife, Amber, of Silsbee; grandchildren, Amanda Van Wey and her husband, Aaron, of Cypress; and Bryson Meredith and Jaxon Meredith, both of Silsbee; and great-grandchildren, Cason, Aven, Cooper, Hudson, Quinn, and Reece.  She is preceded in death by her parents and son, Keith Meredith. A gathering of Mrs. Meredith’s family and friends will begin at 11:00 a.m., with her funeral service at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, January 28, 2023, at Village Mills United Methodist Church, 5943 FM 3063, Village Mills.  Her committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium.

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Reverend Lawrence Wayne “Skipper” Phillips
August 8, 1937 - January 17, 2023

Reverend Lawrence Wayne “Skipper” Phillips, 85, of Lumberton Tx, went to his heavenly home on Tuesday, January 17, 2023. He was born August 8, 1937, in Texas City, to Homer and Faye Myer Phillips. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps Reserves. He pastored at the First Baptist Church of Loeb for 26 years before retiring in 2005. Skipper moved to Kirbyville at the age of 3. He attended Kirbyville High School where he was a prominent athlete in both football and basketball. He then attended Stephen F Austin University on a basketball scholarship. As a young man he worked at the Kirbyville feed store at which time he met his wife, Coy. They then moved to Port Arthur where he became a firefighter for the Port Arthur Fire Department. Later he worked in the petro-chemical industry at both Dupont and Goodrich-Gulf. Answering the call to […]

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Donald Jackson
April 15, 1957 - January 17, 2023

Donald Eugene Jackson, 65, was born April 15, 1957, in Beaumont, to Mary Jean Caraway Jackson and Hulan Baines Jackson. He passed peacefully from this earth at his home in Fred on Tuesday, January 17, 2023. He is survived by his mother, Jean Jackson; brothers, Douglas and Darrell Jackson; daughters, Chevette Melton and her husband, Chris and Camilia Mathis and her husband, Raymond. Donald was a beloved Pawpaw to granddaughters Ruby, Betty, Katie and Sophie Melton and Mary and Raylee Mathis. He is preceded in death by his wife, Sandy Jackson; father, Hulan Jackson; brother, Hugh David Jackson and nephew, Justin Jackson. Donald was known as “Quack” or “Uncle Donald” to most. He enjoyed anything motorsports related and tinkering with anything with an engine. He also liked cooking and the outdoors, especially fishing. Donald had a one of a kind personality and brought chaotic comedy and laughter to almost every gathering. […]

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Charles Dill
January 18, 1930 - January 15, 2023

Charles Everett Dill, 92, of Silsbee, died Sunday, January 15, 2023. He was born on January 18, 1930, in Silsbee, to Ada Harvard Dill and E. E. Dill. He proudly served his county in the United States Navy from August 6,1946 until December 9, 1949. After the Navy Charles began employment with Sears Roebuck in 1950 until 1952. He then went on to work for Gulfco in 1952, Sheppard Laundry in 1953, Rush Drilling Co. from 1953-1954, OH TV from 1954-1955, and he returned to Gulfco from August 26, 1955 until February 1, 1992. After he left Gulfco he worked for Burns from May 1993 until May 1994. Survivors include his grandsons, Scott Dill and his wife, Shae, of Lumberton and Kent Dill, Jr., of Silsbee; great-grandchildren, Bailey Dill, Bryce Orsak, Kalysta Dill, and Theron Dill; sister, Dorothy Gleitz of Houston; stepdaughter, Jan Whittington and her husband, Charles Wayne, of […]

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Martha Laskoskie
November 23, 1952 - January 11, 2023

Martha Laskoskie, 70, of Silsbee, died Wednesday, January 11, 2023. She was born on November 23, 1952, in Kountze, to Lela Baxter Mosley and J.T. Mosley.  She proudly served her country in the United States Marines. Survivors include her husband, Johnnie Laskoskie; son, James Laskoskie of Silsbee; siblings, Jerry Mosley and Jimmy Mosley, both of Kountze, Terry Mosley of Kirbyville, Faye Loftin of Baytown, and Janet Phillips of Colmesneil. She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Robert Weldon Penland; sister, Carolyn McKinnis; and brother, Robert Mosley. Her graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 19, 2023, at Daniels Cemetery, Kountze. Her cremation was held at Broussard’s Crematorium.

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Eula Rachel Mansfield
May 16, 1932 - January 10, 2023

Eula Rachel Mansfield, 90, Silsbee, died Tuesday, January 10, 2023.  She was born on May 16, 1932, in Silsbee, to Jessie Hall Blackmon and Henry Mark Blackmon. Survivors include her children, Stephen Mansfield and his wife, Bonnie, of Zavalla; Martha Coker and her husband, Dennis, of Livingston; and Jerry Mansfield and his wife, Lisa and John Mansfield and his wife, Tanya, all of Evadale; grandchildren, Jason Mansfield and Susanne Martin, both of Brookeland; Jeremy Mansfield and his wife, Amber, of Buna; Kari Lewis and her husband, Jeffry, of Atascocita; Brittany Dalton and her husband, RJ, of Evadale; Nancy Mansfield of Zarqa Jordan; and Jacob Mansfield and Jaxon Mansfield, both of Evadale; numerous great-grandchildren; and sister, Mary Ellen Sirmons and her husband, Claude, of Deer Park.  She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Norman Mansfield; grandson, Glenn Mansfield; and siblings, Ray Blackmon, Edward Blackmon, Nathaniel Blackmon, David Blackmon, Ruth […]

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Doris Jean Ingram
June 6, 1938 - January 7, 2023

Doris Jean Ingram, 84, of Evadale, died Saturday, January 7, 2023.  She was born on June 6, 1938, in Hazard, Kentucky, to Samantha Young Haddix and Thomas Haddix. Doris was always laughing and enjoyed a good joke.  She was also an excellent cook.  Her family loved her chicken and dumplings, fried chicken, fried pork chops, and biscuits and gravy.  Doris loved cookies, strong coffee, and trips to the casino, but her most favorite thing was being involved in her grandkid’s activities.  Doris will forever be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and Maw Maw. Survivors include her daughters, Patty Presley and Terri Slone and her husband, Lloyd, all of Evadale; Samantha Graber and her husband, Paul, of Lumberton; and Melissa Taylor and her husband, Robert, of Buna; sons, Ray Ingram, Jr. of Houston and Corbett Ingram and his wife, Shandolyn, of Evadale; thirteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces […]

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Ethel Marie “Aunt Wee” Morgan
February 24, 1917 - January 7, 2023

Ethel Marie “Aunt Wee” Morgan, 105, of Silsbee, died Saturday, January 7, 2023.  She was born on February 24, 1917, in Noble, Louisiana, to Lucinda Meshell Lopez and Frank Patrick Lopez, Sr. Survivors include her sister, Dell Remedies of Many, Louisiana; brother, Tommy Douglas Lopez, of Las Vegas; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jack Morgan; five sisters; and two brothers. A gathering of Mrs. Morgan’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with her funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  Her interment will follow at 3:30 p.m., at Oil Field Cemetery, Saratoga. The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Silsbee Oaks Healthcare for all their loving care of Mrs. Morgan.

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Joseph Wayne Blanchard
August 15, 1948 - January 4, 2023

Joseph Wayne Blanchard, 74, of Silsbee, died Wednesday, January 4, 2023.  He was born on August 15, 1948, in Port Arthur, to Winnie Robicheaux Blanchard and J.O. Blanchard.  Wayne proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era. Survivors include his wife, LaVerne Blanchard; daughters, Melissa Blanchard of Beaumont; Crystal Kruttlin and her husband, Scott, of Lumberton; and Amber Putnam of Clearlake; stepsons, Dewayne Hicks and Brian Martin and his wife, Courtney, all of Silsbee; twelve grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sister, Judy Biscamp of Silsbee.  He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Robbie Blanchard. A gathering of Wayne’s family and friends will begin at 12:00 p.m., with his funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 7, 2023, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  His interment will follow at Franks Branch Cemetery, Fred.  

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Martha Jean Graves
August 13, 1954 - January 4, 2023

Martha Jean Graves, 68, of Silsbee, died Wednesday, January 4, 2023.  She was born on August 13, 1954, in Silsbee, to Ruby Charline Hargraves Smart and Lonnie Smart. Survivors include her best friend, Bruce Williams of Silsbee; daughter, Jenny Hatton of Silsbee; grandchildren, Sofia Booker, Jaydin Hatton, and Cypress Hawkins; and numerous other relatives.  She is preceded in death by her son, Paul Jason Graves; parents; and brother, Lonnie Carl Smart. A gathering of Martha’s family and friends will begin at 9:00 a.m., with her funeral service at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 7, 2023, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  Her interment will follow at Knupple Cemetery, Silsbee.

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Mollie Jean Roberts
December 30, 2022 - December 30, 2022

Mollie Jean Roberts, infant daughter of Ashley Nicole Hall and Ryan Anthony Roberts, died Friday, December 30, 2022. She is survived by her parents; sister, Avary Roberts; and grandparents, Vera and Lucas Roberts and Diana and Gene Hall, all of Winnie. A gathering of Mollie’s family and friends will be 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., Saturday, January 7, 2022, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. Her committal was handled at Broussard’s Crematorium.

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Ruby Deloris Harris
November 27, 1942 - December 27, 2022

Ruby Deloris Harris, 80, of Buna, died Tuesday, December 27, 2022.  She was born on November 27, 1942, in Newton County, to Arbell Van Pelt Williams and Lee Williams. Mrs. Harris lived her life as a devoted Christian.  She was an excellent cook and enjoyed working in the bakery at Brookshire Brothers in Silsbee.  She will be forever remembered as a loving wife, mother, and Maw Maw. Survivors include her sons, Lloyd Wayne Harris and his wife, Cristi, of Orange and Thomas Harris, Sr. and his wife, Terrie, of Vidor; daughters, Glenda Hilgemeier of Buna and Julie Ortolon and her husband David, of Devil’s Pocket; fourteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brother, Ben Williams of Texas City; sisters, Betty Lavine of Orange and Sally Vance of Florida; and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.  She is preceded in death by her parents; husband of thirty-nine […]

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Frank Tanton, Jr.
August 10, 1947 - December 25, 2022

Frank Albert Tanton, Jr., 75, of Silsbee, died Sunday, December 25, 2022.  He was born on August 10, 1947, in Silsbee, to Ella Mae Snider Tanton and Frank Albert Tanton, Sr. Frank enjoyed talking and visiting.  He also loved working on cars and motorcycles.  He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, Paw Paw, brother, and Uncle Bubba. Survivors include his wife, Rhonda Tanton; daughters, Tina Reeves, Ella Mae Tanton, Shantel Tanton, Melissa Kirkwood; adopted daughter, Holly Marshall; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, siblings; and a host of relatives and friends. The family would like to extend a special thank you to his niece and caregiver, Theresa Knighten. Frank’s committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, Silsbee.    

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Jo Ann Kirkpatrick
December 11, 1934 - December 21, 2022

Jo Ann P. Kirkpatrick, 88, of Silsbee, died Wednesday, December 21, 2022.  She was born on December 11, 1934, in Fayette, Mississippi, to Wyllma B. Phillips and J.L. Phillips. Her family moved to Denton after she completed high school.  Jo Ann graduated from North Texas State University in Denton and began her teaching career in the primary grades. Survivors include her brother, Jimmy Phillips and his wife, Pam, of Lopez Island, Washington; stepson, Allen Kirkpatrick and his wife, Lisa, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; grandchild, Emily Montgomery and her husband, Nick, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; great-grandchild, Pythagoras Montgomery; nephew, John Phillips of Lopez Island, Washington; sister-in-law, Katy Newsom of Nacogdoches; and numerous nieces, nephews, and special friends.  She is preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband of forty-three years, George P. “Pete” Kirkpatrick, Jr.; and sister, Caroline Phillips. The family extends their gratitude to Marla Taylor, Angela Palmer, and […]

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John Darryl O’Quinn
July 12, 1962 - December 21, 2022

John Darryl O’Quinn, 60, of Kountze, died Wednesday, December 21, 2022.  He was born on July 12, 1962, in Beaumont, to Luella Delaney O’Quinn and W.T. O’Quinn. John was a man who left an impression on everyone who met him.  With his infectious smile and truly famous “bear hugs”, no one who met him remained a stranger for long.  John loved meeting new people, but the most precious thing to him in this world was his family. His wife, Susan and he were the quintessential definition of soulmates.  They were a power couple when it came to love and happiness.  The only thing that rivaled their love for each other was their love for their daughters, Shelby and Jocelyn, and granddaughters, Parker and Lennon. John also found a true son in his daughter, Shelby’s husband, Thomas.  For John, as long as he had his family, everything else in life was […]

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Margaret Ann Byrd
July 30, 1948 - December 18, 2022

Margaret Ann Byrd, 74, of Wildwood, died Sunday, December 18, 2022. She was born on July 30, 1948, in West Monroe, Louisiana, to Addie Lavinia Ingram Carroll and Clarence Carroll. Survivors include her husband, Derrell Byrd; children, Jeannie Woolf and her husband, Coye, of Wildwood; Tressa Clarke and her husband, Blair Sr., of Beaumont; and Eddie Byrd and his wife, Amanda, of Lumberton; grandchildren, Austin Doucet and his wife, Cristi, of Wildwood; Josh Woolf and his wife, Loren, of Silsbee; Kyndal Woolf of Wildwood; Blair Clarke, Jr., and Hannah Clarke all of Beaumont; Madison Byrd, Payton Byrd, and Jordan Byrd all of Lumberton; great-grandchildren, Kayden Hare, Hunter Biscamp, Avah Woolf, and Adalynn Gilbert; and brother, Robert Carroll of Beaumont. She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Lela Wiese; and brother, Tommy Russell. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Sadie Keel, Charlesetta Foster, and […]

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Paul Wayne Williams
September 24, 1936 - December 17, 2022

Paul Wayne Williams, 86, of Silsbee, died Saturday, December 17, 2022. He was born on September 24, 1936, in Honey Island, to Mallie Sue Paramore Williams and Rufas Oscar Williams. Mr. Williams was a lifelong deer hunter and loved to watch sports, especially NASCAR. He loved his family and loved family time and was very proud of his successful grandchildren. He is survived by his daughter, Melissa Hodges and her husband, Jim, of Huntsville; grandchildren, Austin, Tyler and Zandie; brother, Gary Williams of Beaumont; nephews, Jay Williams and his spouse, Shane, of Houston, and Stewart Williams and his wife, Stephanie, of Virginia; and great-nieces, Shelby, Gabriel, and Mackenzie. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mallie Sue Paramore Williams and Rufas Oscar Williams, and sister-in-law, Melinda Williams. His graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 14, 2023, at Rest Haven Cemetery, Silsbee. His cremation was held by […]

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Barbara Gail Kuxhausen
August 16, 1942 - December 16, 2022

Barbara Gail Kuxhausen, 80, of Buna, died Friday, December 16, 2022. She was born on August 16, 1942, in Torrington, Wyoming, to Helen Francis Leavitt and Robert Perry Robbins. Survivors include her husband, Roger Kuxhausen, of Buna; daughter, Joanna Erwin and her husband, Eric, of Little Elm and Nancy Dyson and her husband, Steve, of Buna; grandsons; Justin Hatcher and his wife, Hayley, of Lumberton; Jared Hatcher of Buna, and Wesley Erwin of Little Elm; granddaughters, Bailey Hatcher of Lumberton and Ashleigh Erwin of Little Elm; siblings, Raymond Robbins, Ernest Robbins, Robert Robbins and Jeanine Laird. She is preceded in death by her parents. A gathering of Mrs. Kuxhausen’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, December 22, 2022, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. Her funeral service will be on Thursday, December 29, 2022, at Colyer Funeral Home, 2935 Main Street, Torrington, Wyoming.

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Cora Janice Wood
September 4, 1953 - December 16, 2022

Cora “Janice” Wood, 69 years old, passed away on December 16, 2022. Janice was born on September 4, 1953, in Silsbee, to J.C. and Ruby Ard, of Fred, Texas. Janice is survived by her husband of fifty years, Ricky Wood Sr. of Lumberton; son, Ricky Wood Jr. and his wife, Danita Wood, of Kountze; granddaughters, Alyssa Sorrell and her husband, Bradley, and Erika Wise and her husband, Austin, all of Lumberton; mother, Ruby Ard of Fred; sister, Shelia Lane of Beaumont; great-grandson, Hudson Sorrell of Lumberton, and two expecting great-grandchildren to be born in 2023. Janice was preceded in death by her father, J.C. Ard; sister, Patricia Moore; brother, James Ard. Janice was loved by many and will be missed dearly. A gathering of Mrs. Wood’s family and friends will begin at 11:00 a.m. with her funeral service at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, December 22, 2022, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, […]

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Debra Vallene
January 20, 1952 - December 16, 2022

Debra Vallene, 70, of Kountze, died Friday, December 16, 2022. She was born on January 20, 1952, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Pauline Tavares Lindo and John C. Lindo. She is survived by her sons, Anthony Vallene and his wife, Dalia; Ronald Vallene and his wife, Jenifer, all of Kountze; and John Vallene and his wife, Jamie, of Modesto, California; grandchildren, Brittany Brumley and her husband, Milton Brumley, of Lumberton; Brooke Vallene of Reno Nevada; Joshua Vallene of Livingston; Monica Knighton and her husband, Edward, of Kirbyville; Dana Castillo of Zwolle, Louisiana; Ekatarina Lynch of North Carolina; Kellina Daub of Kountze, Rachel Wyeth and her husband, Tyler; Daniel Ingram all of Illinois; John Vallene Jr.; and Alex Fernandez all of Modesto California; eleven great-grandchildren; and sister, Joanne Kennedy and her husband, Bob, of Chowchilla, California. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ronald Joseph Vallene; brother, John Lindo; and […]

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Calvin Bruce Wimer, Jr.
June 5, 1969 - December 14, 2022

Calvin Bruce Wimer, Jr., 53, of Silsbee, died Wednesday, December 14, 2022.  He was born on June 5, 1969, in Beaumont, to Linda Adams Wimer and Calvin Wimer, Sr. Survivors include his mother, Linda Adams Ruggles; sister, Michelle Boyett and her husband, James, of Silsbee; nieces and nephews, Celess Dickert and her husband, Brian, of Silsbee; Corey Boyett of North Richland Hills; Jamie Moss of Silsbee; and Jeremy Boyett and his wife, Amanda, of North Carolina; and twelve great-nieces and great-nephews.  He is preceded in death by his father, Calvin Wimer, Sr. and stepfather, Rodger D. Ruggles. A gathering of Calvin’s family and friends will be 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Saturday, December 17, 2022, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  His funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 18, 2022, at Broussard’s, with his interment to follow at Resthaven Cemetery, Silsbee.  

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Richard Worley
September 17, 1941 - December 13, 2022

Richard Glen Worley, 81 of Silsbee, died Tuesday, December 13, 2022.  He was born on September 17, 1941, in Silsbee, to Edna Joy Worley and Ladson Ervin “Red” Worley. Richard graduated from Silsbee High School in 1959 and attended Lamar University.  He served on the Silsbee ISD Board of Trustees for nearly twenty years and retired from Eastex Pulp and Paper after almost four decades.  He later worked for the Hardin County Emergency Management-Floodplain Office and served on the Hardin County Appraisal Board. Richard was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in numerous capacities including bishop. He had a genuine love for people and his life was intertwined with service to others as well as his family. He was a kind, humble man who impacted the lives of many. After retirement, he enjoyed a special camaraderie with his buddies from McDonald’s, Brookshire Brothers, and […]

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David Adam Hart
February 21, 1974 - December 12, 2022

David Adam Hart, 48, of Silsbee, died Sunday, December 12, 2022.  He was born on February 21, 1974, in Beaumont, to Darlene Hart and Richard Albert Hart. Adam’s favorite things were spending time with family and friends, being on Village Creek, going on float trips or just hanging out on the sandbar in front of the Hart family cabin and helping anyone who might need a strong back. His first job was picking peas for a local farmer at the age of 14.  He worked every summer while in school.  In his adult life, he worked for many great companies where he met great friends and mentors. In his early years, he did infrastructure construction and concrete work.  It was a natural transition to surveying.  He worked for Hart Construction, Croft Construction, American Valve and Hydrant, Mason Construction, SNC Lavalin (Kent) and currently Morris P Hebert. He will forever be […]

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Jay Lee “Buddy” Hare
July 11, 1951 - December 10, 2022

Jay Lee “Buddy” Hare, 71, of Silsbee, died Saturday, December 10, 2022, at Christus Southeast Texas – St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. He was born July 11, 1951, in Kountze, to Jewell Womack Hare Knight and Thomas Lecester Hare. Jay Lee retired from the City of Beaumont Water Works after several years of service. He enjoyed the outdoors especially when spending time on the Neches River. Buddy will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and PawPaw. Survivors include his wife of forty-two years, Freddye Hare; daughters, Tonya Burnette and her husband, Tim, of Buna; Lea Ann Dougharty and her husband, Philip, of Evadale; and Toia Parham and her husband, J.R., of Buna; son, Jay Lee Hare, Jr. and his wife, Angela, of Atascosita; grandchildren, Taylor, Tori, Madison, Mallory, Archer, Garrett, and Gavin; great-grandchildren, Amzi, Weston, Elizabeth, and Jax; sisters, Darlene Defee and her husband, Mike, of Hemphill and Gay Day and […]

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Mildred Sue Bumstead
July 12, 1935 - December 10, 2022

Mildred Sue Bumstead, 87, of Kountze, died Saturday, December 10, 2022.  She was born on July 12, 1935, in Bronson, Texas, to Avie Whitehead Ruso and James Ruso. Sue enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family and grandchildren.  She especially enjoyed her Sunday School class and playing cards and games with her grandchildren. Sue will forever remain a loving wife, mother, and MaMaw. Survivors include her sons, Robert Bumstead, Jr. and his wife, Kathy; Mike Bumstead and his wife, Mary; and Rusty Bumstead and his wife, Michelle, all of Kountze; and Tommy Bumstead and his wife, Honey, of Houston; daughters, Kathy Fugitt and her husband, Mike, of Brookeland; and Lisa Coward and Dena Bumstead, both of Beaumont; seventeen grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and brother, Glen Ruso of Buna.  She is preceded in death by her parents; husband of twenty-eight years, R.M. Bumstead; brothers, Hersel Ruso and Wayne Ruso; […]

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Kenneth Ervin Brown
July 14, 1954 - December 6, 2022

Kenneth Ervin Brown, 68, of Silsbee, died Tuesday, December 6, 2022.  He was born on July 14, 1954, in Silsbee, to Alice Viola Lowe Brown and James L. Brown. Survivors include his children, Andrea Baldwin and her husband, James, of Silsbee; Dawn Grimes and her husband, Jordan, of Port Neches; and Brittany Coots and her husband, Jim Bob, of Silsbee; grandchildren, Logan, Joey, Alayna, Emma Jean, Dakota, Jani, Rylee, and Josiah; mother, Alice Brown of Friendswood; sister, Bridget Maronge and her husband, L.J., of Friendswood; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his father; brothers, James Roy Brown and Benny Brown; granddaughter, Allisyn Coots; and grandparents. Mr. Brown’s memorial service will be held at a later date.  His committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium.

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Sandra Gates
July 31, 1937 - December 5, 2022

Sandra Gates, 85, of Kountze, died Monday, December 5, 2022.  She was born on July 31, 1937, in Hillsboro, to Ester Avery Ward and Edger Ward. Survivors include her husband, William E. Gates; son, James Lloyd of New Jersey; daughters, Michelle Lollar and her husband, Milton, of Kountze and Shannon French and her husband, Serge, of Lutz, Florida; sister, Diane Ward Terry of New Waverly; grandchildren, Amber Calltharp, Kira Keller, Adam Lloyd, Christopher Gentry, Danielle Lollar, William French, and Ashlyn Corbello; and five great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her sons, Robert Lloyd and Alan Lloyd; husband, Robert “Bobby” Lloyd; and brothers, Arnold Ward and DK Ward. A gathering of Mrs. Gates’ family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 17, 2022, with her funeral service at 2:00 p.m., at First Baptist Church, 100 West Monroe Street, Kountze, under the direction of Broussard’s, Silsbee.  Her interment will […]

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Richard Earl Broussard Sr.
February 17, 1940 - December 4, 2022

Richard Earl Broussard Sr., 82, of Buna, died Sunday, December 4, 2022. He was born on February 17, 1940, in Lafayette, Louisiana, to Loney Doiron Broussard and Alton Joseph Broussard. Richard proudly served his country in the United States Army and was a member of Buna Masonic Lodge #1095, A.F.&A.M. Survivors include his children, Richard Broussard Jr. and his wife, Christina Smith, of Silsbee, and Melissa Jean Biscamp and her husband, Ashley, of Mount Enterprise; and grandchildren, Kennedi Biscamp and Reagan Biscamp. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Betty Jean Bozarth Broussard; siblings, Donnie Broussard, Vivian Dorman, A.J. Broussard, Margaret Conway, and Louis Dugas. A gathering of Mr. Broussard’s family and friends will begin at 2:00 p.m., with his funeral service at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, December 10, 2022, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. His committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

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Myrtle Jean Frazier Hooks
October 16, 1929 - December 3, 2022

Myrtle Jean Frazier Hooks, 93, of Silsbee, died Saturday, December 3, 2022. She was born on October 16, 1929, in Silsbee, to Ruby Mae Hartman Frazier and John Monroe Frazier Sr. Survivors include her children, Paula Jean Jenkins of Silsbee, and Gerald Hooks and his wife, Becky, of Buna; grandchildren, Shane Jenkins and his wife, Jennifer; Amy Jenkins, all of Silsbee; Steve Hooks and his wife, Amanda, of Beaumont; Heath Jenkins and his wife, Amanda, of Godley; Jesse Hooks of Buna, and Hyrum Jenkins of Silsbee; great-grandchildren, Colby Jenkins and his wife, Alyssa; Austin Jenkins, Dakota Jenkins, Trinady Hooks, Gunner Hooks, Gavin Hooks, Jermarous Jenkins, Alexis Hooks, and Lily Hooks; great-great-grandchildren, Lux, Lola, and Ali Jenkins, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jesse Hooks; son-in-law, Larry Jenkins; great-granddaughter, Presley Jenkins; siblings, Dennis Frazier; Anna Bailey; Virgie Holyfield; Juanita Richardson; and John Monroe […]

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