Broussard’s Mortuary Silsbee


490, Cemetery Road, Silsbee, Texas, 77656, United States,

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Broussard’s Mortuary Silsbee Obituaries

Jimmy Leon Kelley
September 28, 1940 - August 11, 2022

Jimmy Leon Kelley, 81, of Silsbee, passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2022. He was born on September 28, 1940, to Ben Jack Kelley and Evelyn Kelley in Silsbee, Texas. Mr. Kelley was a Master Mason with the Silsbee Masonic Lodge #927, A.F. & A.M. He was also retired from BASF. His survivors include his beloved wife, Hazel Kelley; daughters, Donna Glenn and Rhonda Kelley, both of Silsbee; grandchildren, Robert Glenn and his wife, Jennifer, of Silsbee; Greg Glenn and his wife, Kristin, of Silsbee; Angelica Fielder and her husband, Daniel DeLacruz, of Tyler; Toby Fielder and his wife, Hayley Stillwell, of Tyler; Victoria Fielder and her husband, Damien Banks, of Tyler; and Tara Glenn of Silsbee; great-grandchildren, Kathryn Glenn and her husband, Travis Armstrong; Kaylee Glenn; Briana Glenn; Jacob Glenn; Hayden Largent; Theo DeLacruz; Amora DeLacruz; Emma Lawrence; Aria Fielder; Abigale Fielder; and Amelia Fielder; and siblings, Mary Shavers […]

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Angus Helms Nichols
December 4, 1938 - August 10, 2022

Angus Helms Nichols, 83, of Silsbee, passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. He was born December 4, 1938 in Alabama. Survivors include his children, Mike Smith of Lumberton; Sherry Bernard and husband, Rynell of Kountze; Julie Delgado and spouse, Arturo of Kansas; Nickie Nichols of Kansas; grandchildren include Christopher Buchanan and wife, Colleen of San Antonio; Matthew Buchanan and wife, Jessica of Victoria; Kyle Mael of Spurger; Nicholas Mael of Missouri; Miranda Arciniega Fountain and spouse, Catalina of Fort Worth; Olivia Smith of Buna; Brent Mesaros of Kansas; Christopher Mesaros of Kansas; Markis Mesaros of Kansas; Nicholas Nichols of Kansas; siblings include Thomas Nichols and wife, Belinda of Silsbee; Stella Tohill of Texarkana; Barbara Nichols Hinote and husband, William of Tyler; nephew, Steven Tohill of Texarkana; nieces Melissa Galvan of Texarkana; Wendy Hinote Lanier and spouse, Boyd of Lindale; and numerous great grandchildren. Angus is preceded in death by […]

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Roy Lynn Morgan
April 14, 1949 - August 9, 2022

Roy Lynn Morgan, 73, of Call, died Tuesday, August 9, 2022. He was born April 14, 1949, in Sour Lake, to Florence Ousley Morgan and Jessie Morgan. Survivors include his children, Tammy Hudman of Lafayette, Louisiana; Todd Hudman and his wife, Amy, of West Helena, Arkansas; and Regina Morgan of Call; grandchildren, Dustin Heathman and his wife, Tisha; Morgan Schexnider and her husband, Garrett, of Lafayette, Louisiana; Travis Smith of Tyler; Ashlyn Johnson and her husband, Brent, of Arkansas; Tyler Shute of Kountze; and Michael Hudman and his wife, Taylor; great-grandchildren, Miller Hudman, Quinn Schexnider, Laina Schexnider, Madden Schexnider, Brylee Johnson, Darren Frazier, and Corlee Collins; and brothers, James Morgan and his wife, Judy, of Dallas; Jerry Morgan and his wife, Evelyn ,of Arkansas; and Doug Morgan of Memphis.  He is preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Louise Morgan and his parents. A gathering of Mr. Morgan’s family and […]

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Joyce Lynn Pal
December 28, 1940 - August 8, 2022

Joyce Lynn Pal, 81, of Wildwood, died Monday, August 8, 2022, at Collier Park, Beaumont. She was born on December 28, 1940, to Marion Butler Sikes and Howard Sikes in Gary, Indiana. Survivors include her husband, Joseph Pal; children, Daniel Pal of Wildwood and Robert Pal and his wife, April, of Illinois; grandchildren, Shepherd Pal and Oliver Pal, both of Illinois; Stormy Pal and his wife, Diana, of Montana; Tobiah Pal of Illinois; and Sadie Pal of Wildwood; and siblings, Carol Hecht and her husband, Marlowe and David Sikes and his wife, Rose, all of Indiana. She is preceded in death by her parents. Mrs. Pal’s memorial service will be held at a later date at Wildwood Baptist Church. Her cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.

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Madison “Madi” Hope Thibodeau
May 18, 1999 - August 8, 2022

Madison “Madi” Hope Thibodeau, 23, of Lumberton, died Monday, August 8, 2022. She was born on May 18, 1999, in Beaumont, to Portia Braley and Richard Thibodeau. Madi was a graduate of Lumberton High School and had attended Lamar University. Survivors include her mother, Portia Saunier of Lumberton and her fiancé, Mark E. Gaudet of Port Neches; father, Richard Thibodeau of Lumberton; siblings, Kindall Saunier; Cameron Thibodeau, and Carley Henley, all of Lumberton; grandparents, Gary and Phyllis Braley, and George and Sharon Thibodeau of Lumberton; Judy Saunier of Meaux, Louisiana;  and Barbara Cardwell of Beaumont; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins; and other family members. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Neal Saunier. A gathering of Madi’s family and friends will begin at 9:00 a.m., with her funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 13, 2022, at Broussard’s 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. Her interment will follow at […]

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Dorothy Dean
December 7, 1925 - August 2, 2022

Dorothy Curlee Dean, 96, of Silsbee, passed away on August 2, 2022 at her home. She was born to Mattie and Bert Curlee on December 7, 1925, in Houston, Texas. She graduated from Reagan High School in 1943 and started working at Shell Oil Company in Houston. In 1947, she met and married Thomas H. Dean. They moved to Port Arthur where she worked at Gulf Oil Company until Tommy went into the army in 1954. In El Paso, she worked for 5 more years until Tommy was transferred to Hampton, Virginia, where she worked at Langley Air Force Base. In 1956, they returned to Port Arthur and she worked in a CPA’s office until they started their family. In 1965, they moved to Silsbee. Dorothy was a stay-at-home mom until 1970. She worked for Shine & Associates until retiring in 1982. Tommy also retired and they enjoyed travelling in […]

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Bennie Lee Como
September 29, 1928 - July 23, 2022

Bennie Lee Como, 93, of Silsbee, died Saturday, July 23, 2022, at home surrounded by family and friends.  He was born on September 29, 1928, in Mexia, Texas, to Lula Lee Hume Como and Ben Como. He attended Kountze High School and grew up in the Big Thicket where he loved to hunt with his father.  Soon after graduation, he enlisted in the Army.  Not much is known about his Army duties because he kept it secret.  He was stationed in Germany for five years and was in the Signal Intelligence Agency.  He always said that nothing went across the airwaves he didn’t know about.  He was granted top secret security clearance and traveled to several countries as a civilian.  He was also in the Military Police where he came in contact with very important military officials.  He spoke of helping set up the communication department of NATO when it […]

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Jerry Lynn Gore
December 9, 1953 - July 20, 2022

Jerry Lynn Gore, 68, of Silsbee, died Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at his home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born on December 9, 1953, in Silsbee, to Elsie and Willie Bee Gore. Jerry was a loving husband, father, pawpaw, son, brother, uncle, and friend.  He spent forty years as a welder before retiring from Hardin County Precinct 2, as a heavy equipment operator.  In his free time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding horses in his younger years and spending time with his family as often as possible.  He will truly be missed by all his family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Tracey Lyn Gore; daughter, Sabrina Renee Gore-Williams of Silsbee; grandson, Dylan Colt Williams of Silsbee; granddaughter, Kaitlynn Brooke Williams of College Station; sister, Elaine Mallette of Beaumont; mother-in-law, Georgia “Sue” Woodard of Silsbee; nephews, Kevin Gore and his wife, Kandy, of Tarkington; Clinton Earl Gore and […]

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Steven Alan Baldwin
November 2, 1954 - July 19, 2022

Steven Alan Baldwin, 67, of Kountze, died Tuesday, July 19, 2022.  He was born on November 2, 1954, in San Antonio, to Joyce Clowers Baldwin Tindel and Lucky Baldwin.  Steven proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp. Survivors include his wife, Rhonda Baldwin; children, Susan Manley and her husband, Ricky, of Corpus Christi; Stephen Gros and his wife, Kat Gros, of Houston; Autumn Adcox and her husband, Rye, of Honey Island; Kristina Hernandez and her husband, Luis, of Kountze; Christopher Gros and his wife, Lacey Gros, of Bridge City; and Quentin Baldwin of Honey Island; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brother, Rodney Tindel and his wife, Penny, of Beaumont.  He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Donald Dwayne Baldwin. Steve’s memorial gathering will be 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  His committal was held at […]

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Mary Kathrine Muckleroy
August 9, 1930 - July 16, 2022

Mary “Mary K” Kathrine Muckleroy, 91, of Silsbee, died Saturday, July 16, 2022. She was born on August 9, 1930, in Houston, to Johnnie Opal Hearne Thomas and Henry Alfred Thomas. Mrs. Muckleroy and her family joined the First Methodist Church in Silsbee when they moved to Silsbee in 1964. Mary K received her degree in education in 1952 from Texas Women’s University in Denton, Texas, and taught school for thirty-seven years before retiring in 1990. In 1993 she was chosen as the Retired Teacher of the Year in Texas by the Texas Classroom Teachers Association. She was very active in the community and was chosen as Citizen of the Year by the Silsbee Chamber of Commerce in 2016 and Volunteer of the Year in 2009 by the Magnolia District of Women’s Clubs. She was involved with the Silsbee Woman’s Club and held most every office of that organization including […]

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Angie Eileen Cravey
January 29, 1947 - July 13, 2022

Angie Eileen Cravey, 75, of Buna, died Wednesday, July 13, 2022.  She was born on January 29, 1947, in Port Arthur, to Shelby Spell Little and Wilson Little. Survivors include her husband, James Cravey; children, Christina Cravey Beatty and Allan Cravey, both of Ivanhoe; Jimmie Eileen Hyatt and her husband, Michael, of Moss Bluff; Micheal Keeton and Diana, of Southaven, Mississippi; and Marsha Smith of Dam B; twenty-one grandchildren; forty-one great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and siblings, Cliff Williams, Steve Williams, David Little, Kevin Williams, Anna Williams, Kathy Williams, Rebecca Little, and Deneice Little.  She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Cynthia Costalow; son, Matthew Keeton; sister, Timmie Gail Bryant; and stepfather, Floyd Williams. A gathering of Mrs. Cravey’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with her funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 18, 2022, at Calvary Apostolic Tabernacle, 363 FM 105, Evadale.  Her interment will follow […]

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Shannon Paul Crawford
August 3, 1993 - July 12, 2022

Shannon Paul Crawford, 28, of Silsbee, died Tuesday, July 12, 2022.  He was born on August 3, 1993, in Livingston, to Shari Williamson Crawford and Prentice Oliver Crawford. Survivors include his wife, Khala Crawford; son, Noah Oliver Crawford; parents, Shari and Prentice Crawford, of Fred; siblings, Johnny Crawford and his wife, Sonia, of Silsbee; Angel Basinger and her husband, Chase, of Village Mills; Patricia Stutts and her husband, Bud, and Trey Crawford, all of Kountze; and Colten Crawford and his wife, Maddie, of Lumberton; numerous aunts and uncles and nieces and nephews; and grandparents, Peggy and Glenn Williamson of Silsbee.  He is preceded in death by his sister, Leslie Renee Crawford and grandparents, Ella and Prentice Crawford. A gathering of Shannon’s family and friends will begin at 2:00 p.m., with his funeral service at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, July 16, 2022, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  His interment will follow […]

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Henry Harold Storm
July 24, 1935 - July 10, 2022

Henry Harold Storm, 86, of Evadale, died Sunday, July 10, 2022.  He was born on July 24, 1935, in Satin, Texas, to Jeannette Prestige Storm and Clarence Storm. Survivors include his children, Henry “Skipper” Storm and his wife, Linda, of Evadale; Kathy Hazelwood of College Station; Pamela Nichols and her husband, Larry, of Caldwell; and Judy Schulz and her husband, Rodney, of Somerville; fur baby, Bonnie; grandchildren, Keisha Storm of Jasper; Bubba Storm and his wife, Christina, of Buna; Krissy Johnson and her husband, JJ, of Evadale; Lonnie Crenshaw, Jr. and his wife, Taylor, of College Station; Peggy Brigman and her husband, Eric, of Bryan; CT Nichols and his wife, Stephanie, of College Station; Kotie Crenshaw of Somerville; Ty Hazelwood and his wife, Mariah, of College Station; and Henry “Mikey” Nichols and Holly Doyle and her husband, Trip, all of Caldwell; step-grandchildren, Regina Schulz of Somerville; Ronda Sanchez and her […]

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Arthur Pender, Sr.
April 12, 1942 - July 9, 2022

Arthur Garfield Pender, Sr., 80, of Kountze, died Saturday, July 9, 2022, at Christus Southeast Texas – St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. He was born April 12, 1942, in Kountze, to Mae Thelma Hargraves Pender and William Christopher Pender. Arthur retired from Kirby Lumber Company as a welder after over twenty-five years of service. He was always a hard worker and could build and fix anything. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and he also enjoyed working on cars and piddling. Arthur will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandpa, and Paw Paw G. Survivors include his daughter, Donna Ledet and husband, Clarence, of Vidor; sons, Arthur “Buddy” Pender, Jr. and wife, Deni, of Kountze and Danny Pender and wife, Sandra, of Saratoga; ten grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael Ray Pender; wife of over twenty-five years, Faye Pender; brothers, Donald Mills […]

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Lee R. “Spike” Hale, Jr.
April 3, 1955 - July 6, 2022

Lee Roy “Spike” Hale, Jr., 67, of Lumberton, died Wednesday, July 6, 2022.  He was born on April 3, 1955, in Silsbee, to Helen Faye Foster Hale and Lee Roy Hale, Sr. Lee was a member of Lumberton Masonic Lodge #1430, A.F. & A.M.  He loved to dance and enjoyed music and playing his guitar.  Lee loved all dogs.  He was faithful to and loved God.  Lee was self-employed and known as the “repo man that helped people get on their feet”.  He will be remembered as a loving father and PawPaw Spike. Survivors include his daughters, Nicole Reck and her husband, Matt, of Rosenberg; Michelle Smalley and her husband, Harry, of Lumberton; and Amanda Nabors and her husband, Earnest, of Beaumont; grandchildren, Airman Allan Lee Reck, Kyle Reck, Will Smalley, Lilli Smalley, Ellis Smalley, Molly Nabors, Jake Nabors, and Layla Nabors; nephew, Matt Hale and his wife, Christian, of […]

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Mina Louise Como
May 18, 1934 - July 4, 2022

Mina Louise Como, 88, of Silsbee, died Monday, July 4, 2022.  She was born on May 18, 1934, in Jasper, to Burley Bradshaw Phillips and Clyde Phillips. She attended Silsbee High School, where she was crowned Homecoming Queen in 1951.  After graduation she and Bennie Como met, on a blind date, and later married.  Louise worked at the courthouse as the Assistant County Auditor, where she later retired from. She thought she ran the courthouse! Louise made a difference in so many lives.  From being a daughter, sister, to wife of almost seventy years, to being a mother, but the name she was most proud of was Granny Chicken. Her girls, Sarah, Peggy, Donna, and Sissy were her life.  She was an amazing role model and stood by their sides through thick and thin. Through all of her years, she enjoyed and treasured her roles in life.  Momma Como to […]

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Joseph Scott James
December 12, 1947 - July 4, 2022

Joseph Scott James, 74, of Silsbee, died Monday, July 4, 2022.  He was born on December 12, 1947, in Silsbee, to Annie Lou Ward James and Carl Cameron James.  Joseph served his country in the United States Army. Survivors include his wife, Eloise James; children, Jacqueline James Scroggins and her husband, Charles, of Huntsville; Vanessa Favors McAdams and her husband, Brent, of Brookeland; and Jack Favors and his wife, Amber, and Amanda Darlene Cravey, all of Silsbee; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and siblings, Diane Creekmore and her husband, Tom, of Silsbee; Portland Griffith of Zavalla; and Debo Rollins and her husband, Roland, of Alpine.  He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Bonnie Cone, Paul James, and Steve James. A gathering of Joseph’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with his memorial service at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 9, 2022, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  […]

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Dale Lynn Hilgemeier
October 7, 1955 - July 3, 2022

Dale Lynn Hilgemeier, 66, of Buna, died Sunday July 3, 2022.  He was born on October 7, 1955, in Beaumont, to Jane Wherry Hilgemeier and Henry Clarence Hilgemeier. Dale was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend.  He spent twenty-seven years in the transportation department in Beaumont Independent School District before retiring and starting his own business, Dale’s Tractor Service, working for his brother.  In his free time, he enjoyed hunting, riding in the woods, traveling, and spending time with his family.  He will truly be missed. Survivors include his wife, Glenda Hilgemeier; children, Kevin Hilgemeier of Hamshire and Kristin Schiesler and her husband, Kirk, of Silsbee; mother, Jane Hilgemeier of Boerne; son-in-law, Jason Smith of Silsbee; grandchildren, Carter Smith, Emily Hilgemeier, Olivia Hilgemeier, and Luke Schiesler; brother, Greg Hilgemeier and his wife, Lisa, of Boerne; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by […]

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Richard “Ricky” Joseph Capo
September 17, 1946 - June 29, 2022

Richard “Ricky” Joseph Capo, 75, of Silsbee, passed peacefully at his home surrounded by his family, Wednesday, June 29, 2022.  He was born on September 17, 1946, in Orange, to Reba Parks Capo and Sam Capo. Ricky was a loving and devoted husband, father, son, brother, and friend.  He was known by many people as Ricky, Rick, Cape, Big Rick, and to a select special few, Popa Rick.  He worked at Bethlehem Steel for many years as a rigger and later as a commercial fisherman and carpenter. Survivors include his wife, Holly Puntes; son, Richard Charles Capo of Silsbee; numerous cousins; and a host of close friends.  He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, and sister-in-law. The family would like to send a special thank you to Harbor Hospice, Janet, Kelli, and Dr. Arfeen, for all their help and support. Ricky’s committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium.  […]

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Hugh Weldon Short
February 24, 1934 - June 28, 2022

Hugh Weldon Short, 88, of Vidor, died Tuesday, June 28, 2022.  He was born on February 24, 1934, in Jasper, to Madge Theo Anthony Short and Carroll Guy Short.  Hugh was a member of Tolerance Lodge #1165 A.F. & A.M., in Beaumont. Survivors include his wife, Johnny Sue Short; children, Melinda Jean Kettl and her husband, Lonnie, of Zachary, Louisiana; Guy Sheldon Short, of Florida; Milton Wade Short and his wife, Barbara Ann, of Mauriceville; grandchildren, Kaylee Short Wendling and her husband, Thomas, of Vidor and Ashley Short of Mauriceville; and siblings, Jimmie Silliman of Granada, Dorothy Novack of Spring, and Tom Short and his wife, Shirley, of Lumberton.  He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Carroll Buell Short. A gathering of Mr. Short’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with his celebration of life to start at 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at […]

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Brenda Diane Archibald
July 22, 1951 - June 28, 2022

On Tuesday, June 28, 2022, Brenda Diane Dolan Archibald changed her address from her cozy apartment in Kirbyville to join her loved ones already waiting over the rainbow. She had been longing to take this trip for quite a while, especially to see her beloved father, Mike and brother, Dewayne. Diane is finally home. Heaven’s official roll call may have her listed as Brenda Diane, but here on earth she had quite a few other names she loved answering to including Momma, Nana, Diane, Aunt Diane, other variations of her name, but her favorite was “sugar britches”. Waiting to greet her are her mother, Bobbie Jean Taylor; father, Mike Jerome Dolan; grandchildren, Garrett Sandlin and Sage Davis; and brother, Michael Dewayne Dolan. And, if Diane finds her lionly courage (and we know she will), she will personally ask Jesus if Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, and Patsy Cline will be close […]

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Alice Louise Calloway
August 30, 1932 - June 27, 2022

Alice Louise Calloway, 89, of Silsbee, died Monday, June 27, 2022.  She was born on August 30, 1932, in Newton, to Bobbie Lee Williamson Drake and Francis Clyde Drake. Mrs. Calloway’s Christian ministry began at a young age and continued throughout her life.  Her parents were ministers in the Assembly of God Church and as a child, she traveled with them through Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas spreading the word of God through evangelical teaching.   As a young adult, she attended Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas.  While attending, she worked with the small struggling churches around the college by ministering in music and word.  After marriage she and her husband were involved with evangelistic and pastoral ministries for 35 years. She was a credentialed minister with the Assemblies of God in Springfield, MO.   Ministry was her passion and she ministered to the nurses and hospital staff that cared […]

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Mary “Kathie” Spivey
August 31, 1953 - June 26, 2022

Mary “Kathie” Spivey, 68, of Kountze, went home to the Lord, Sunday, June 26, 2022.  She was born on August 31, 1953, in Houston, to Clare Teresa Murray George and Earl Franklin George.  Kathie proudly served her country in the United States Army. Survivors include her husband, Chris Spivey; children, Toni Rinehardt and her fiancé, Sacha Le Clainff Alonzo, and Christina Duesler and her husband, Todd, all of Beaumont; C. Sean Spivey and his spouse, Michael Scott Lusk, of Washington, DC; and Christopher Saint Smith of Dallas; grandchildren, Madisyn Kate Miller, Mileigh Sean Miller, and Brody Kyle Long; and brother, Mike Mulligan and his wife, Lou, of Pearland.  She is preceded in death by her parents. A gathering of Kathie’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with her funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 30, 2022, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  Her interment will follow at […]

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Betty Sue Granger
January 23, 1940 - June 26, 2022

Betty Sue Jones Granger, 82, of Beaumont, died Sunday, June 26, 2022.  She was born on January 23, 1940, in Port Arthur, to Claudia Mae Wester Jones and Corbit Lee Jones, Sr. Survivors include her children, Lonnie Eugene Granger of Beaumont, Tracey Granger of Cedar Park, and Carol Duhon of Vidor; grandchildren, Dennis Kirk and his wife, Clara, of Beaumont and Christian Duhon and Spencer Duhon, both of Vidor; great-grandchild, Everet; and brother-in-law, Richard Y’Barbo of Silsbee.  She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Dennis Y’Barbo, Jr.; sisters, Evelyn Hoffman, Bobbie Y’Barbo, and Claudia Jeffcoat; and brother, Corbit Lee Jones, Jr. A gathering of Mrs. Granger’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 1, 2022, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  Her funeral service will be 3:00 p.m., Saturday, July 2, 2022, at Broussard’s, with her interment to follow at Resthaven Cemetery, […]

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Carolyn Erwin
March 20, 1947 - June 25, 2022

Carolyn Erwin, 75, of Beaumont, died Saturday, June 25, 2022, at Silsbee Oaks Health Care. She was born on March 20, 1947, in Beaumont, to Mary Sanford Flanakin and Buel Buford Flanakin. Carolyn retired from the City of Beaumont Fleet Department, as a data entry clerk, after many years of service. She was an avid reader and loved dancing and watching old movies.  Carolyn was a loyal and loving friend and adored her grandchildren.  She will always be remembered as a loving mother and Nana. Survivors include her daughters, Michelle Monroe and her husband, Mike, of Sour Lake and Amy Williams and her husband, Travis, of Porter; granddaughters, Paige Delahoussaye of Denver, Colorado; Jessica Cormier and her husband, Corbin, of Houston; and Megan Delahoussaye of Houston; great-grandchildren, Carter, Jackson, and Chase; and nephew, Matt Flanakin of Pearland. She is preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Dale Wayne Flanakin; […]

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Andrew “Drew” Watts
January 25, 1979 - June 24, 2022

Andrew Louis “Drew” Watts, 43, of Silsbee, died Friday, June 24, 2022, at Christus Southeast Texas – St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. He was born January 25, 1979, in Kirbyville, to Linda Kay Priesmeyer Watts and Robert Earl “Bobby” Watts, Jr. Drew was a skilled mechanic that could fix just about anything. He enjoyed fishing and riding four-wheelers and motorcycles. Survivors include his mother, Linda Watts, of Silsbee; brother, Jacob Watts and wife, Rebecca, of Silsbee; sister, Kristinna Walles and husband, Michael, of Orangefield; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of other relatives. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert “Bobby” Watts, Jr. Cremation arrangements for Mr. Watts will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.

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Jerry Lee Wilburn
September 6, 1939 - June 23, 2022

Jerry Lee Wilburn, 82, of Silsbee, died Thursday, June 23, 2022.  He was born on September 9, 1939, in Center, to Alice Lois Carpenter Wilburn and Clayton William Wilburn. Survivors include his wife, Beulah Wilburn of Silsbee; children, Donna Ann Wilburn and Helen Marie Louviere and her husband, Curtis, all of Beaumont; and Michael Clay Wilburn and Sharon Diane Clark, all of Santa Fe; grandchildren, Martin James Fontenot, III, Christopher Lee Fontenot, Tristan Woods, Kayla Woods, Shelby Woods, Steve Wilburn, Amy Wilburn, and Stephanie Teston; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and siblings, Glenn Wilburn and his wife, Kathy, of Center and Louise Bennefield of San Augustine.  He is preceded in death by his parents. A gathering of Mr. Wilburn’s family and friends will begin at 9:00 a.m., with his funeral service at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 25, 2022, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  His interment will be at Munnerlyn Cemetery, […]

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Estrella Faye Babin
April 3, 1929 - June 21, 2022

Estrella Faye Babin, 93, of Lumberton, died Tuesday, June 21, 2022.  She was born on April 3, 1929, in Fred, to Gertrude Yawn Moore and Henry Allen Moore. Faye was the oldest of ten siblings and a really hard worker on their farm.  She graduated valedictorian of her class then headed off to nursing school in Beaumont, where she got her RN!  After that she met her love, Kenneth, and they married in January 1950 and within six years, they had three children and later adopted another. There was always fun and travel, especially campouts.  She loved her family like no other.  She was the “angel” matriarch.  Faye worked as a nurse at Baptist hospital for about twenty years then over to Beaumont MASH for about twenty plus years.  After retirement she and Ken set out with their camper and traveled across America for almost twenty-five years.  She also did […]

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Christopher Todd McKinney
September 27, 1966 - June 21, 2022

Christopher Todd McKinney, 55, of Silsbee, died Tuesday, June 21, 2022.  He was born on September 27, 1966, in Brownsville, to Helen Janet Jackson McKinney and Milton Raymond McKinney. Chris was the second of four children.  He and his siblings were so close in age that growing up in the McKinney household was never dull! He had a big soft spot for children and always longed to have children of his own.  He equally loved animals and had a special bond with his loyal lab companion, Charlie. Chris was a hard worker who spent most of his career in construction, manufacturing, and plant maintenance.  He formed special friendships with his work family at Clearstream Wastewater Systems.  Although the last year was a hard one for Chris (trying to recover from an accident and a number of health issues) he found a lot of joy in family gatherings, keeping in touch […]

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Gary Wayne Steward
August 24, 1957 - June 20, 2022

Gary Wayne Steward, 64, of Lumberton, died Monday, June 20, 2022, in his home.  He was born on August 24, 1957, in Beaumont, to Rose “Peggy” Koppa Steward and William James Steward, Sr. Gary grew up in a loving home in Beaumont and played baseball as a youth, spending summers at the family farm in Deridder, Louisiana.  He graduated from French High School in 1975, studied at Lamar University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering.  For several years, he worked as a Project Engineer for Halliburton in Beaumont and later transferred to Katy. He coached little league, was involved in Boy Scouts, and was a role model of hard work for these boys.  In addition to his career, he devoted much of his energy over many decades to maintaining his grandfather’s farm, which was a very special place for him. Gary was a huge fan of LSU […]

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