Broussard’s Mortuary Silsbee


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

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Broussard’s Mortuary Silsbee Obituaries

Johanna Rachel Brown
September 19, 1949 - May 23, 2022

Johanna Rachel Brown, 72, of Manvel, died Monday, May 23, 2022.  She was born on September 19, 1949, in San Jose, California, to Jane Spinelli Sink and Clifford Dow Sink. Johanna worked as a registered nurse in various capacities for over forty years.  She was active with the Giving Doll Program at Southview Baptist Church.  Johanna was an avid reader and she enjoyed crocheting.  She had a great sense of humor and will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and Nana. Survivors include her sons, David Bastian and his wife, Mona, of Wildwood; Harold Bastian and his wife Dusty, of Kountze; Isom “Sam” Brown, III and David Brown and his wife, JoAnna, all of Groves; and Joseph Brown and his wife, Toni, of Nederland; daughter, Heather Davis and her husband, Jeff, of Manvel; grandchildren, Matthew, Jacob, Adam, and Sarah Bastian, Matthew White, Aaron Arboleda, Christian Kirbow, Gavin, Mia, Ava, […]

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Annie Lou Rushing
April 27, 1933 - May 21, 2022

Annie Lou Rushing, 89, of Baytown, died Saturday, May 21, 2022.  She was born on April 27, 1933, in Taylorsville, Mississippi, to Alice Sanford Atchley and David Preston Atchley. Mrs. Rushing lived most of her adult life in the Houston/Baytown area.  She was a faithful member of First Apostolic Church of Highlands for many years until her health declined.  Mrs. Rushing was a kind, praying, Godly lady, who loved God, her family, and her friends dearly.  She had one grandchild, Ava, whom she was very close to and loved with all her heart.  They shared many wonderful memories together.  Anyone who knew Mrs. Rushing loved her.  She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.  She will be missed greatly. Survivors include her daughter, Mitzi Fletcher and her husband, Dustin of Lake Charles; granddaughter, Ava Overby of Lake Charles; sister, Rachel Butcher of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; and nieces and nephews.  […]

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Gary Quinn Petty, Sr.
August 21, 1955 - May 21, 2022

Gary Quinn Petty, Sr., 66, of Buna, died Saturday, May 21, 2022.  He was born on August 21, 1955, in Pasadena, to Vara Sanders Petty and Robert Quinn Petty. Survivors include his wife, Mary Petty; children, Travis M. Eaves, Jr. and his wife, Felicia, of Gist; Barbara Eaves Woodard of Spokane, Washington; Dr. Holly Petty Castile of Bell City, Louisiana; Gary “Chip” Petty, Jr. of Spokane, Washington; Justice Petty and Joedanny Petty, both of Buna; and Amanda Behling and her husband, Ron, of Silsbee; twelve grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; mother, Alice Sanders Petty of Kirbyville; and siblings, Alice Petty Stanley of Buna; Robert Petty and his wife, Margaret, of Madison, Alabama; Gayle Petty Moak of Bossier City, Louisiana; and Kirk Dudley Petty and his wife, Paula, of Buna.  He is preceded in death by his father. Mr. Petty’s memorial service will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Genesis Baptist […]

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Cherryl “Joanie” Joan Smart
July 7, 1951 - May 20, 2022

Cherryl “Joanie” Joan Smart, 70, of Silsbee, died Friday, May 20, 2022. She was born on July 7, 1951, to Eloise “Baby Doll” Gore Bean and Maxie Maxwell Bean. She retired as the secretary of Kirby Elementary School. Survivors include her children, Stephanie Ryan and her husband, Patrick, of Silsbee and Shannon Smart and his wife, Amy, of Kountze; grandchildren, Taylor Byrum and his wife, Christa, of Lumberton; Abbygail Smart of Kountze; Hagen Smart of Silsbee; Rylan Smart of Kountze; and Brady Ryan of Silsbee; great-grandchildren, Hadlee and Talon Byrum; and sister, Sandra Bean Johnson and her husband, Lucky, of Temple.  Joanie is preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Smart; and brother, Donnie Bean. A gathering of Mrs. Smart’s family and friends will begin 1:00 p.m., with her funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. Her interment will follow at […]

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Michael “Mike” Walzel
October 20, 1959 - May 20, 2022

Michael “Mike” Ray Walzel, 62, of Nederland, died Friday, May 20, 2022. He was born on October 20, 1959, in Austin, to Thelma Alice Lee and Delbert Jackson Walzel. Michael was a strong, charismatic, and kindhearted man and he will be greatly missed by all. Early in life he was raised in Houston, Texas with his siblings.  Mike graduated magna cum laude from the University of Houston in 1987. He worked as a heavy equipment mechanic during that time. He went on to graduate from Baylor Law School in 1990. He spent twenty-five plus years serving his community with any family, criminal, or probate matters. Mike was a diehard Astros fan and an avid writer. Those who knew Mike well knew that later in life he made the significant life change to become a vegan. He had a fierce love for anything living. His solution to any problem was “Eat […]

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Sonja Quinette Nash
February 19, 1961 - May 19, 2022

Sonja Quinette Nash, 61, of Silsbee, died Thursday, May 19, 2022.  She was born on February 19, 1961, in Kountze, to Carolyn Bryant Lewis and Thomas Wesley Lewis, Sr. Sonja graduated from Lamar University on May 11, 2011, with a criminal justice degree and worked as a guard at Texas Department of Criminal Justice in Woodville. Survivors include her husband, Ricky Nash; daughters, Kyndra Lott of Louisiana, Stephanie Shaw of Vidor, and Beverly Nash of Silsbee; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; parents, Carolyn and Thomas Lewis, Sr.; brother, Todd Allen Lewis and his wife, Caroline, of Angleton; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Jeanie Moncrief and her husband, Wilbur.  She is preceded in death by her brother, Thomas Wesley Lewis, Jr. A gathering of Sonja’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with her funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 23, 2022, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  […]

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Thelma Joyce Seagler
November 26, 1936 - May 14, 2022

Thelma Joyce Seagler, 85, of Nederland, died Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. She was born on November 26, 1936, in Port Arthur, to Thelma Hester Jordan and Melvin Jordan. Thelma was the owner of Jordan’s Answering Service for twenty-five years. Survivors include her son, Bobby Seagler and his wife, Becky, of Lumberton; grandson, Jared Seagler of Spring; and sister, Melba Bedair of Nederland.  She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Billy Joe Seagler; son, Melvin Jerry Seagler; and grandson, John Seagler. A gathering of Mrs. Seagler’s family and friends will be 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  Her graveside service will follow at 12:30 p.m., at Hester Cemetery, CR 4850, Warren. Memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Seagler may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee […]

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Randy Allen White
June 9, 1962 - May 9, 2022

Randy Allen White, 59, of Lumberton, died Monday, May 9, 2022.  He was born on June 9, 1962, in Big Spring, to Sondra Moore White and Bobby Gene White. Survivors include his mother, Sandy Littlepage; brother, Gary Jones and his wife, Brenda, of Tomahawk, Wisconsin; nieces and nephews, Hunter Jones of Tomahawk, Wisconsin; Alexis Jones of San Antonio; and Melissa Thomas and her husband, Dan, and James Pearson and his wife, Bobbie, all of Big Spring; and great-nieces and nephews, Faith, Dawn, Joshua, Kaylin, Danny, Christopher, and Braden.  He is preceded in death by his father; grandparents, Mona and Earl Coates and Mr. and Mrs. L.B. White; sister, Cheryl Pearson; stepmother, Sharon White; stepdad, Carl Littlepage; nephews, Joseph Pearson and Micah Pearson; cousin, Joshua Cole Phillips; and aunt and uncles, Terry Coates, Brenda Grissom, and Jerry Moore. His committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium.  

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Kenneth Glynn Biddle
May 17, 1939 - May 5, 2022

Kenneth Glynn Biddle, 82, of Lumberton, Texas passed away Thursday, May 5, 2022. He was born on May 17, 1939, in Overton, Texas, to Beulah Andrus Biddle and Carl Jackson Biddle. After graduating from French High School in 1958 Kenneth proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Forrestal. After his tour of duty, he worked 40 years as an operator at a chemical plant and retired from Lyondell-Basell in 2009. Kenneth was very passionate and knowledgeable about music, history, airplanes, and firearms. Some of his hobbies included building and flying radio control airplanes and collecting guns and reloading his own bullets for target and practice competitions. Kenneth also loved to spend time camping and fishing with his family. Educating himself about gardening, he produced countless vegetables and fruit trees. He enjoyed making Gumbo for the family, spending time with his two cats, Jock and Stella, and […]

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John Kent Fountain
October 26, 1966 - May 3, 2022

John Kent Fountain, 55, of Silsbee, died Tuesday, May 3, 2022.  He was born on October 26, 1966, in Beaumont, to JoNell Simpson Fountain and Bobby Lee Fountain. Survivors include his brother, Mark Fountain and his wife, Penny of Silsbee; sisters, Jolee Fountain and Susan Fountain, both of Silsbee; niece, Amanda Eddins and her husband, Roy Chad, of Colmesneil; nephew, Cody Fountain of Silsbee; nephew, Chris Treece of Liberty; great-nieces, Kingsley and Aubrey; and great-nephew, Conner.  He is preceded in death by his parents. A gathering of John Kent’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Monday, May 9, 2022, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  His funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at Broussard’s, with his interment to follow at Resthaven Cemetery, Silsbee.

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Carolyn Boase
October 10, 1944 - May 3, 2022

Carolyn Sue Boase, 77 of Kountze, died Tuesday, May 3, 2022. She was born on October 10, 1944, in Kountze, to Ada Hair Wolcott and Carlton Gains Wolcott. Carolyn was a loving daughter, sister, wife, and mother. Survivors include her husband, Robert Boase; children, Kelly Guidry and his wife, Cheryl, of Rosenberg; Shelly Guidry Middlebrook and her husband, Richard, of Lumberton; and Robert W. Boase and his wife, Keely, of Chesapeake, Virginia; sixteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Johnson and her husband, Benny, of Orange and Brenda Phillips and her husband, Don, of Honey Island; brothers, Gains Wolcott and his wife, Gisela, of Warren and Tommy Wolcott and his wife, Emma, of Kountze; sister-in-law, Joyce Fancher of Bryan; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Billy Lee Wolcott, Charles Van Wolcott, and John H. Wolcott; and brother-in-law, Leonard Fancher. A gathering of Carolyn’s […]

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Johnny Clifton Okun
February 26, 1948 - May 2, 2022

Johnny Clifton Okun, 74, of Beaumont, died Monday, May 2, 2022.  He was born on February 26, 1948, in Beaumont, to Zethria Martin Okun and Henry Ralph Okun. Johnny was retired from Triple “S” Industrial as a Construction Manager after twenty-eight years of service.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and gathering with family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Lisa Okun; children, Renee Boykin and her husband, Kevin, of Lumberton and Darrell Okun and his wife, Laura, of Trinidad, Colorado; grandchildren, Kyndall Brownsworth and her husband, Dylan, of Valley Mills; Brenner Boykin of Lumberton and his fiancée, Dusti Hussey of Vidor; Remington Boykin, and Drake Boykin, all of Lumberton; and Rody Hussey and Rye Hussey, both of Vidor; brother, Ralph Okun and his wife, Veronica, of Lumberton; nephew, Justin Okun of Lumberton; and mother of his children, Sharon Okun of Lumberton.  He is preceded in death by his parents. A […]

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Connor Wade Hinklin
April 6, 2008 - May 2, 2022

Connor Wade Hinklin, 14, of Jasper, died Monday, May 2, 2022.  He was born on April 6, 2008, in Beaumont, to Rachel Nuckels and Caleb Wade Hinklin. Survivors include his mother, Rachel Nuckels and her husband, Eric, of Jasper; father, Caleb Hinklin and his wife, Jenn, of Silsbee; siblings, Braelyn Nuckels, Tuff Hinklin, and Townes Hinklin; grandparents; Reverend Rick and Danise Roach, of Jasper; Rene Nuckels of Jasper; Brenda and Mel Hinklin, of Kountze; Beverly Parks Gentry of Silsbee; and Betty Roach of Jasper; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. A gathering of Connor’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Friday, May 6, 2022, at First Assembly of God, 351 West Gibson Street, Jasper.  His funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 7, 2022, at the church, with his interment to follow at West Oak Cemetery, Jasper.  

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Virginia Ann Mattox
April 1, 1942 - April 30, 2022

Virginia Ann Mattox, 80, of Lumberton, died Saturday, April 30, 2022.  She was born on April 1, 1942, in Cullman, Alabama. A gathering of Mrs. Mattox’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with her funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at First Baptist Church, 1206 South Main Street, Lumberton.

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Patsy Nash Mahan
September 24, 1946 - April 29, 2022

Patsy Nash Mahan, 75, of Evadale, died Friday, April 29, 2022.  She was born on September 24, 1946, in Silsbee, to Wilma Woodard Nash and Edwin Crenshaw Nash. Patsy’s love for her family, friends and community is evident in the way she lived her life. She was an Evadale Rebel through and through. She was very proud of her hometown and enjoyed cheering on her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren at school events. She spent many years involved with the Evadale Independent School District, her father as a superintendent, her mother as a teacher. She followed their footsteps and worked for EISD until she retired. After retirement she continued to serve the community for almost 20 years at the Evadale Water control and improvement district. Her time spent with friends was precious to her, and included traveling, playing games, or preparing meals for social events. Everything she did was done […]

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Kimberley Hilgemeier Smith
November 25, 1986 - April 27, 2022

Kimberley Anne Hilgemeier Smith, 35, of Silsbee, died Wednesday, April 27, 2022.  She was born on November 25, 1986, in Beaumont, to Glenda Harris Hilgemeier and Dale Lynn Hilgemeier. From the moment Kimberley was born, it was evident that she had a special personality.  She made everyone feel welcomed and loved.  She spent most of her time helping others, and she never thought twice about it.  Her pride and joy were her husband, Jason and son, Carter.  She prioritized her family above everything.  She loved her community and enjoyed working and serving in Silsbee ISD.  She will truly be missed. Survivors include her husband, Jason Smith; son, Carter Smith; parents, Glenda and Dale Hilgemeier of Buna; siblings, Kevin Hilgemeier of Beaumont and Kristin Schiesler and her husband, Kirk, Silsbee; nieces and nephews, Emily, Olivia, Luke, Maverick, Mallory, and Darcy; mother-in-love and father-in-love, Lamesa and Nick Smith of Silsbee; brother-in-love, Bryan […]

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Roger “PeeWee” Daigle
October 16, 1949 - April 26, 2022

Roger “PeeWee” Daigle, 72, of Silsbee, died Tuesday, April 26, 2022.  He was born on October 16, 1949, in Church Point, Louisiana, to Mary Richards Daigle and Joseph Daigle. Survivors include his wife, Lynette Daigle; children, Selena Spurlock and her husband, Bo, of Silsbee; Booger Daigle and his wife, Crystal, of Fred; and Shawn Hickman and her husband, Robert, of Beaumont; grandchildren, Curtis Czajkowsli, Jr. of Orange, Layla Czajkowski of Bridge City, Samuel Spurlock of Silsbee, Trace Daigle and Caitlyn Daigle, both of Fred, and Abigail Hickman and Emilyn Hickman, both of Beaumont; siblings, Jeanette Durman of Silsbee; Helen Alexander of Conroe; Patsy Geingross and her husband, Gary and Barry Daigle and his wife, Nita, all of Silsbee; Glenn Daigle and his wife, Rhonda, of Cleveland; and Donna Roy and her husband, Paul, of Mid County; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his parents and […]

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Ellie Mae Callaway
April 24, 2022 - April 24, 2022

Ellie Mae Callaway, infant daughter of Shelby Mashaw Callaway and John Christopher Callaway, died Sunday, April 24, 2022.  She was born on April 24, 2022, in Houston. Survivors include her parents; sister, Emma Jean Callaway; grandparents, Misti and Jeff Mashaw of Colmesneil, Paje and John Callaway of Fred, and Juanita and Dirk Rothenberger of Lumberton; great-grandparents, Diane Mashaw of Woodville, and Bertie Butaud of Spurger; and aunt, Katy Callaway, and uncle, Luke Callaway, both of Fred. Ellie Mae’s committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium.  

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James “Jim” Orr, III
November 8, 1976 - April 17, 2022

James “Jim” Clifton Orr, III, of Kountze, died Sunday, April 17, 2022.  He was born on November 8, 1976, in Beaumont, to Mildred Bryant Orr Hawkins and James Clifton Orr, Jr. Jim was the most loving and caring man in the world.  He would do anything for anybody.  Jim faced so many adversities in his life and overcame all of them.  He loved hunting and all outside sports and loved to cook, but he loved his family the best, especially his MaMa!  He was known by many as “Corky”, a high school nickname that just stuck.  Jim, you will be dearly missed by all. Survivors include his mother, Mimi Hawkins of Kountze; father, James Orr, Jr. of Beaumont; brother, Jesse Orr of Kountze; grandmother, Helen Minton of Beaumont; aunts and uncles, Mike Bryant and his wife, Allison, of Florida; and Sue Webb and her husband, Clem; Rudy Minton and his […]

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Marie Elise Williams
April 9, 1946 - April 12, 2022

Marie Elise Williams, 76, of Silsbee, died Tuesday, April 12, 2022.  She was born on April 9, 1946, in Houston, to Jenny Mary Chance DeCuir and Elton DeCuir. Survivors include her children, Marlton “Fred” Roy Williams, Jr. and his wife, Jessica Smith and Salah Michellea Williams, all of Silsbee; grandchildren, Cory Andrews, Fred Jordan Williams, Michael Zane Williams, and Mason Kane Williams, all of Silsbee; sisters, Beverly Ann Slaydon, Barbara Jo Hamilton, and Naomi Eileen Williams and her husband, Clayton, all of Silsbee; and stepbrother, Billy Whisneant of Spurger.  She is preceded in death by her parents. Elise’s graveside will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 16, 2022, at Resthaven Cemetery, Silsbee, under the direction of Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.

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Thomas Joseph Barland
May 14, 1936 - April 5, 2022

Thomas Joseph Barland, 85, of Lumberton, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2022.  He was born on May 14, 1936, in Cottonport, Louisiana, to Jessie Thevenot Barland and Charles David Barland. He graduated from Silsbee High School in May 1955 and joined the United States Navy in June. He served four years and was honorably discharged in 1959, as a parachute rigger 2nd Class petty officer, serving aboard the USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier. Tom loved the Navy and liked to tell his stories to anyone who would listen. Tom became a loving husband when he married his wife, Geraldine (Jeri) in 1962. He became an even more loving father or “daddy” when his three angels came into this world: Karen, Kathy and Charlene. Tom and Jeri raised them to be great kids, good students, determined athletes and all with a college degree. See, education was extremely important to him. Tom received […]

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Deborah Ann Ozment
November 6, 1967 - March 27, 2022

Deborah Ann Ozment, 54, of Lumberton, died Sunday, March 27, 2022, at M.D. Anderson.  She was born on November 6, 1967, in Port Arthur, to Ella Marie Whitton Retherford and Edward J. Retherford. Survivors include her husband, Gray Ozment; children, Danielle Tillery and her husband, Brandon, of Lumberton; Tyler Ozment and his wife, Kaily, of Buna; and Blake Ozment and Chloe Ozment, both of Lumberton; grandchildren, Kennedy Tillery and Kendall Tillery; parents, Marie and Edward Retherford, and brother, Edward Retherford and his wife, Christine, all of Lumberton; and a niece and several nephews. A gathering of Deborah’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  Her funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 31, 2022, at Broussard’s, with her interment to follow at Old Hardin Cemetery, Kountze.  

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Birdie Marilyn Gore
November 23, 1946 - March 27, 2022

Birdie Marilyn Gore, 75, of Fred, died Sunday, March 27, 2022.  She was born on November 23, 1946, in Healdton, Oklahoma, to Virginia Lewis Renfro and William Calhoun Renfro. Survivors include her husband, Norman Wayne Gore; children, Luanne Gore and Norman Wayne Gore, Jr., both of Fred; grandchildren, RaeAnne Jones and her husband, Thomas, of Buna; Scott Richard and his wife, Jaycee, of Lumberton; Ryan Wade Coward, Erik James Gore, and Brendan Heath Gore, all of Fred; and Zoey Erreta Lee Gore of Bridge City; great-grandchild, Raylie Elizabeth Jones and Hunter Richard; brother, William “Bill” Renfro; and sister, Cheryl Nickell.  She is preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Paula Michelle Gore. Birdie’s committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, Silsbee.    

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Billie Jean Taylor
November 12, 1945 - March 25, 2022

Billie Jean Taylor, 76, of Silsbee, died Friday, March 25, 2022.  She was born on November 12, 1945, in Oakdale, Louisiana, to Gertie Brack McMullen and Marlin McMullen. Survivors include her brother, Reverend Steve McMullen and his wife, Geraldine, of Vidor; sister-in-law, Robbie McMullen of Silsbee; nieces, Rebecca Parker of Vidor; Rachael Starr and her husband, Arlis, of Gainsville, Georgia; Ashley Gore and her husband, Reverend Trey Gore, of Evadale; and Brandy Ross and her husband, John, of Lumberton; and great-nieces and nephews, Stephen Parker, Karlie Parker, Seth Parker, Caden Gore, Casen Gore, Cambree Gore, Mason Ross, Jude Starr, and Gabriel Starr.  She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Derrell Taylor, Jr.; and brother, Dale McMullen. A gathering of Mrs. Taylor’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with her funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at Calvary Apostolic Tabernacle, 365 FM 105, Evadale, […]

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Charles “Bubba” Flournoy
September 19, 1932 - March 20, 2022

Charles “Bubba” David Flournoy, 89, of Sour Lake, died Sunday, March 20, 2022.  He was born on September 19, 1932, in Sour Lake, to Necie Chamblee Flournoy and David Flournoy.  Bubba proudly served his country in the United States Army. Survivors include his children, Damon Flournoy of Sour Lake and Guyla Angell and her husband, Mark, of Santa Fe; grandson, Mike McCullough, III of Santa Fe; sister, Shirley Trahan of West Columbia; and nieces and nephews, Janel McAllister, Bill Trahan, Lisa Langdon, Lisa Haddock, Ginger Hood, Shellie Quinn, Deanna Simms, Chris Angeron, and Jana Fullen.  He is preceded in death by his parents. A gathering of Bubba’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with his graveside service at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 27, 2022, at Pine Ridge Cemetery, Sour Lake, under the direction of Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.

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Ernest “Billy” Roach
February 5, 1932 - March 19, 2022

Ernest “Billy” Dee Roach, 90, of Jasper, died Saturday, March 19, 2022.  He was born on February 5, 1932, in Corsicana, to Willa Aline Wooten Roach and Erron D. Roach.  Billy proudly served his county in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. Ernest received the name “Billy” when his uncle, “Shorty”, looked over the crib and said he looks like a Billy, and it stuck! Because of his dads work and pastoring various churches he attended fourteen different schools growing up. Billy also attended Southwestern Bible College in Waxahachie, for a year hitchhiking back to Jasper on the weekends and working a job delivering Grapette drinks for three cents a case. He met the love of his life, Betty Bevil, in the Assembly of God Church, on Othella Street in Jasper.  They dated for a few years and then were married in the Newton Assembly of God Church […]

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Robert Earl Strother
October 29, 1947 - March 13, 2022

Robert Earl Strother, 74, of Silsbee, died Sunday, March 13, 2022.  He was born on October 29, 1947, in Silsbee, to Thelma Yielding Strother and Wade Strother.  Robert proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Strother; children, Kandi Robertson and her husband, Jeff, of Wildwood; David Strother of Lafayette, Louisiana; and Amy M. Strickland and her husband, Jeff, of Jasper; grandchildren, Austin Robertson; Justin Robertson and his wife, Hannah, of Shreveport, Louisiana; Haley Strother; Aria Strother; Sarah Strother; Kathryn Strother; and Evan Strickland; great-grandchildren, Luke and Nash; and sister, Barbara Scharber of Silsbee.  He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Reverend Alvin Strother and Reverend Marshall Strother, and sister, Dr. Billie Fern Strother. A gathering of Robert’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 18, 2022, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  […]

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Gayla Dawn McKee
November 13, 1949 - March 9, 2022

Gayla Dawn McKee, 72, of Silsbee, died Wednesday, March 9, 2022.  She was born on November 13, 1949, in Silsbee, Texas, to Nellie Honeycutt Ashworth and Willie Ashworth. Survivors include her husband, Steve McKee; daughter, Dawn Massingill and her husband, David, of Highlands; granddaughter, Faith Massingill; mother-in-law, Dessie McKee of Silsbee; and numerous other extended family and friends.  She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Leslie Ashworth; and sister, Barbara Sue Ashworth. A gathering of Gayla’s family and friends will begin at 12:00 p.m., with her funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Saturday March 12, 2022, at First Pentecostal Church, 1420 North 5th Street, Silsbee, under the direction of Broussard’s, Silsbee.  Her interment will follow at Doyle Cemetery, Starks, Louisiana.

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Joby Grass
March 9, 1988 - March 9, 2022

Joby Mark Grass, 34, of Silsbee, died Wednesday, March 9, 2022.  He was born on March 9, 1988, in Beaumont, to Cheryl Boyd Grass and John Michael Grass. Survivors include his parents, Cheryl and John Grass of Silsbee; brother, John Michael Grass, Jr. and his wife, Lexie, of Lumberton; nephews, Landen, Benjamin, Lincoln, Henry, Theo, and Harrison; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. A gathering of Joby’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with his funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 14, 2022, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  His interment will follow at Cooper Cemetery, Merryville, Louisiana.

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Oldin Foster Cannon
August 2, 1929 - March 8, 2022

Oldin Foster Cannon, 92, of Silsbee, died Tuesday, March 8, 2022.  He was born on August 2, 1929, in Shelbyville, to Eunice Taylor Cannon and George F. Cannon.  Oldin proudly served his country in the United States Army. Mr. Cannon graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1946 and enlisted in the United States Army at the age of 17.  He served a three-year tour of duty with the Corps of Engineers in the South Pacific. After he returned from the army, he went to Lamar University and graduated in 1954 with a degree in Civil Engineering.  He then went to work for Sun Pipeline Company and Sunoco, Incorporation for thirty-six years and retired in January 1991. Mr. Cannon and his wife, Helen, volunteered in lay outreach service ministries, including participation in prison ministries, in both Texas State and Federal Prison systems.  He also volunteered at the Hardin County Christian Care […]

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