Broussard’s Mortuary Silsbee


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

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Broussard’s Mortuary Silsbee Obituaries

Sharon Kay Russell
February 10, 1956 - May 16, 2023

Sharon Kay Russell, died Tuesday, May 16, 2023.  She was born on February 10, 1956, in Davy, West Virginia, to Hazel Blankenship Jones and Billy J. Jones, Sr. Survivors include her husband, Doug Russell; children, Christina McDonald and her husband, Gary, of Brookeland; Chrystal Russell of Vidor; and Juanita Kay Wilkerson and her husband, Pierre, of Silsbee; grandchildren, Meagan, Kayla, Courtney, Andrew, Khristie, Misten, Skyler, Kadie, and Kamryn; great-grandchildren, Brody, Kason, Easton, Rylan, Kenston, Kambre, Carson, and Carter; and siblings, James McGee and his wife, Peggy, of Cypress and Nancy Nelson and her husband, Steve, of Charlotte, South Carolina.  She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Billy J. Jones, Jr. Her committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.

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Judith Kay Jordan
July 8, 1949 - May 13, 2023

Judith Kay Jordan, 73, of Silsbee, died Saturday, May 13, 2023.  She was born on July 8, 1949, in Madera, California, to Doris Lindemann and William Hulon Patterson. Judith was always so sweet and never complained.  She was the most incredible lady and was loved by all who knew her.  She retired from Lamar University and played a very active part of her parish family at Infant Jesus Church. Survivors include her husband of fifty-seven and a half years, Red Jordan; children, Kirk Jordan and his wife, Christy, of Huffman; and Christian Parker; Elisabeth Jordan Brown and her husband, David; and Angela Jordan Parker and her husband, Troy, all of Silsbee; grandchildren, Jamey Jordan; Kami Jordan; Joseph Dailey and his wife, Wiktoria; Anne-Marie McGreevy and her husband, Sean; Theresa Rankine and her husband, Dakota; Caitlin Brown; Anthony Brown; Sarah Parker; and Jordan Parker; great-grandchildren, Katharine Parker and Aaliyah Rankine; and […]

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John Robert Nowasky
December 15, 1926 - May 12, 2023

John Robert Nowasky, 96, of Silsbee, died Friday, May 12, 2023, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital.  Robert was born on December 15, 1926, in Deweyville, Texas, to Allie Mae Perkins Nowasky and John Roman Nowasky.  He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp during World War II and later attended Stephen F. Austin College. Robert played professional baseball for several years in the Texas and Evangeline Leagues.  He retired from Dupont Sabine River Works in Orange, in the Energy Control Department, after thirty-three years and was a long-time member of Apostolic Church in Beaumont. Survivors include his wife of seventy-one years, Dorothy Nowasky; son, Nathan Nowasky and his wife, Jan, of Plano, Texas; grandsons, Brandon Nowasky of Portland, Oregon and Alex Nowasky and his wife, Karen, of Liverpool, United Kingdom; and sister, Ann Neuman of Orange, Texas.  He is preceded in death by his parents. A gathering […]

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Virginia Gail Nerren
February 19, 1942 - May 10, 2023

Virginia Gail Nerren, 81, of Silsbee, died Wednesday, May 10, 2023.  She was born on February 19, 1942, in Silsbee, to Willrie Nettie Bell Carnley and Andrew Howard Carnley. Virginia spent her entire life working and serving in Silsbee. After graduating from Silsbee High School in 1960, she was a bank teller for Silsbee State Bank. Virginia then married the love of her life on October 22, 1964, at First Baptist Silsbee. She was a lifetime member working as a Sunday School teacher for many years. Virginia worked as a buyer & bookkeeper for Earl Nerren’s Men’s Store, which was in downtown Silsbee. In 1990 Virginia began working as an aide and secretary for Silsbee ISD where she later retired in 2010. Virginia loved walking, fishing, birds, flowers & gardening.  Earl says she was “excellent at everything she did”. She loved being a mom to Shannon and a grandmother to […]

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Jose Nicholas Rodriguez
September 10, 1951 - May 8, 2023

Jose “Nick” Nicholas Rodriguez, 71, died Monday, May 8, 2023. He was born on September 10, 1951, in Kountze, to Susie B. Risner Rodriguez and Rito Rodriguez. Survivors include his daughter, Casaundra McCormick and her husband, Rodie, of Canton; stepson, Isaac Parish of Silsbee; grandchildren, Melissa Gray, Jessica Gray, Alicia Ferro, and Jonathan Gray;  siblings, Joe Rodriguez and his wife, Jane; Mona Duce and her husband, Jerry; Rita  Flowers and her husband, Kevin; Cathy Gatewood and her husband, Bobby; and Tina Allison, all of Kountze; great-grandchildren, Abbigail Adams, Athena Adams, and Adelyn Ferro; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents. A gathering of Nick’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with his funeral service at 2:00 p.m., at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  His interment will follow at Resthaven Cemetery, Silsbee.

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Ronald “Ronnie” Warren Evans
August 14, 1966 - May 8, 2023

Ronald “ Ronnie” Warren Evans, 56, of Kountze, died Monday, May 8, 2023. He was born on August 14, 1966, in Uvalde, to Mary Marble Evans and Ronald Lee Evans. Survivors include his children, Cassidy Renee Evans of Baytown; Melanie Kay Garcia and her husband, Oscar, of Pasadena; and Ronald Wesley Evans of La Porte; stepson, Eric Barnhart and his wife, Heather, of Warren; grandchildren, Oscar Lofton Garcia, Joseph Anthony Garcia, Kaitlyn Ann Garcia, Joshua Golden, Atreya Barnhart, and Barrett Barnhart; mother and father, Mary and Jim Massey of Harlton; siblings, Sissy McReynolds and her husband, Keith, of Coolidge; C.W. Evans of Harlton; Brenda Ann Baughman; and Everett Lee Evans. He is preceded in death by his wife, Jennie Evans. A memorial service for family and friends of Mr. Evans will be held at a later date at Holly Grove Cemetery, 503 County Road South, Livingston. His committal was held […]

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Nicole Hale Reck
June 7, 1978 - May 4, 2023

Nicole Hale Reck, 44, of Rosenberg, died Thursday, May 4, 2023. She was born on June 7, 1978, in Beaumont, to Lois Ann Cuniff Hale and Lee Roy Hale, Jr. Survivors include her husband, Matt Reck; sons, Allan Reck of Eielson, Alaska Air Force Base, and Kyle Reck of Rosenberg; mother, Lois Griffiths and her husband, Ian, of Lumberton; siblings, Michelle Smalley and her husband, Harry, of Lumberton; and Amanda Nabors and her husband, Ernest, of Beaumont; father-in-law, Jim Reck of Rolla, Missouri; brother-in-law, James Reck and his wife, Kristen, of Albany, New York; nieces and nephews, Will Smalley, Lilli Smalley, Molly Nabors, Jake Nabors, Layla Nabors, and Ellis Smalley; and numerous other family and friends. She is preceded in death by her father, Lee Roy Hale, Jr. A gathering of Mrs. Reck’s family and friends will begin at 2:00 p.m., with her memorial service at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, May […]

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Carol Ann Franssen
January 25, 1942 - May 3, 2023

Carol Ann Franssen, 81, of The Woodlands, died Wednesday, May 3, 2023.  She was born on January 25, 1942, in Brockton, Massachusetts, to Eleanor Spellacy Berry and George Berry. Mrs. Franssen was an avid reader and a New York Giants fan.  She loved to garden and spend time with her dog, Parker.  Being around her family was her greatest joy.  She loved Christmas in Texas and summers spent with her grandchildren. Survivors include her sons, Andrew Burks and his wife, Janet, of Silsbee and David Franssen and his wife, Gladys, of Lufkin; grandchildren, Christina Kirkendall and her husband, Brandon, of Evadale; Elizabeth Sterling and her husband, Joey, of Silsbee; Stephanie Ann Jones of Lumberton; and William Short and Olivia Bromley and her husband, of Matthew, all of Austin; six great-grandchildren; and siblings, Phyllis Reinhardt and her husband, Rap, of New Jersey and Janet Berry of Maine. She is preceded in […]

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Stephanie Elise Stafford Lyons
September 16, 1977 - May 3, 2023

Stephanie Elise Stafford Lyons, 45, of Surfside, died Wednesday, May 3, 2023.  She was born on September 16, 1977, in Port Arthur, to Mary Ellen Guest Stafford Melancon and Albert Louis Stafford. Stephanie attended elementary school in Port Arthur, and after moving to Nederland, she attended Central Middle School and graduated from Nederland High School. She also attended the University of Houston. Stephanie’s love of adventure led her to a life in Houston, Texas, Cleveland, Ohio, and back to Surfside Beach, Texas. Stephanie was a people’s person!  She worked as the Manager for eight years at Sooth Massage and Wellness while she lived in Cleveland and has been working as an Assistant with Coastal Sisters Charming Rentals in Surfside. Stephanie was full of life and a ray of sunshine!  She never met a stranger, and everyone loved her!  She was a friend for life!  She had a big heart and […]

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Frances Ann Kendrick
December 25, 1935 - April 30, 2023

Frances Ann Kendrick, 87, of Jasper, died Sunday, April 30, 2023.  She was born on December 25, 1935, in Chance, to Hazel Hall Templeton and Leroy Templeton. Survivors include her children, Molly Freeman and her husband, Ski, of Vidor; Kathy Sandoz and her husband, Charles, of Jasper; Kenny Kendrick and his wife, Pam, of Mobile, Alabama; and Jack Kendrick and his wife, Pam, of Clarksville, Tennessee; grandchildren, Janet Marie Revia of Austin; Barbara Freeman and her husband, Eddie Linn; Michael Freeman and his wife, DeAnna; Richard Freeman and his partner, Alex Wyble; Tonya Bryant and her husband, Jeff, of Kennewick, Washington; Zeke Duncan and his wife, Dorothy, of Nederland; Amanda Novosad and her husband, Joe, of Baytown; CJ Sandoz of Seguin; JD Sandoz of Nederland; David Kendrick and his wife, Randi, of Lone Jack, Missouri; and Tiffany Gant and Chelsea Brown, both of Mobile, Alabama; numerous other grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and […]

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Sherry Ann Holt
April 16, 1943 - April 29, 2023

Sherry Ann Holt, 80, of Silsbee, died Saturday, April 29, 2023.  She was born on April 16, 1943, in Kilgore, to Mary Dorner Kennedy and Luther Kennedy. Survivors include her husband, Otis Holt; children, Lisa Holt Pfaff of Kerrville and Diron Holt and his wife, Karen, of Silsbee; grandchildren, Andrew Pfaff and his fiancé, Angie, of Sonora; Laura Clark and her husband, Brent, of Dallas; Bailey Holt and his wife, Taylor, of Silsbee; James Riley Holt of Carrizo Springs; Hannah Holt of Del Rio; Jaime Mitchell and her husband, Cole, of Midland; Tom Henry Taylor of Poteet; Tye Taylor and her wife, Meagan, of Waxahachie; and Wacey Taylor and his wife, Claudia, of Eureka, Montana; great-grandchildren, George Clark, Grace Pfaff, Frances Clark, Preston Pfaff, Triston Taylor, Mitchell Taylor, Olivia Mitchell, Sawyer Mitchell, Toni Mitchell, Hallie Holt, Bowen Taylor, and Mackylyn Taylor; and brother, John Kennedy and his wife, Kathy, of […]

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Isaac Smith Adams
June 23, 1999 - April 29, 2023

Isaac Smith Adams, 23, of Evadale, died Saturday, April 29, 2023.  He was born on June 23, 1999, in Beaumont, to Shanna Burk Adams and Ricky Adams. Isaac was such a wonderful young man, he loved to make people laugh and was always so respectful of others.  Many days you could find him outside either fishing or hunting.  Isaac loved his family and especially his brother and sister, he wanted to make them proud of him and they were!  Through Isaac’s contribution of his organs, several lives were saved, that is how much he loved others. Survivors include his parents, Shanna and Ricky Adams of Evadale; siblings, Shealynn Adams and her husband, Russell DeCuir, of Orange and Trevor Parr of Silsbee; grandmother, Margie Smith of Silsbee; and nephew and niece, Maverick DeCuir and Zya DeCuir.  He is preceded in death by his grandparents. His committal will be held at Broussard’s, […]

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Gilbert Lee King
April 17, 1959 - April 27, 2023

Gilbert Lee King, 64, of Buna, died Thursday, April 27, 2023. He was born on April 17, 1959, in Kountze, to Gabriel Lelia LaRive King and Gilbert Bee King. Gilbert was an excellent mechanic and worked many years with his brother-in-law, Cecil Payton, Sr., all over the country, as a boilermaker. He will be remembered for his love of joking and being silly. He had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone. Survivors include his sister, Diana Payton of Buna; nieces and nephews, Cheri Coudrian of Silsbee; Cecil Samuel Payton, Jr., of Buna; and Andrea Nicole Payton-Rife of Buna; great-nieces and great-nephews, Dustin Rife and his wife, Cassie; Tara Ellis and her husband, Josh; and Joshua McCollough. He is preceded in death by his parents. Mr. King’s committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.

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Samuel “Sammy” Raymond Ruggles, Sr.
January 13, 1947 - April 22, 2023

Samuel “Sammy” Raymond Ruggles, Sr., 76, of Kirbyville, died Saturday, April 22, 2023. He was born on January 13, 1947, in Silsbee, to Hazel Jane Hoke Ruggles and John Theophelus Ruggles. Sammy served as the Chief of Police for Kirbyville for thirty-two years, after retiring he worked as a bailiff for Jasper County. Survivors include his children, Crissy Gentry and her husband, Carl, of Kirbyville; Ray Ruggles and his wife, Lacy, of Saratoga Springs, Utah; and Billy Ruggles of Kirbyville; grandchildren, Catelyn Gentry; Caleb Gentry and his wife, Celine; Cuyler Gentry; Cara Gentry; Tray Ruggles and his wife, Azriel; Rylee Ruggles; and Triston Ruggles; great-grandchildren, Atticus, Gabby, Azmay, and Carmen; siblings, Johnny Guy Ruggles and his wife, Ruby; Robert Aaron Ruggles and his wife, Patty; and Jack Herman Ruggles and his wife, Betty, all of Silsbee. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Bobbie Joyce Ruggles; siblings, Gladys […]

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Kenton James Romero
October 19, 1965 - April 21, 2023

Kenton James Romero, 57, of Lumberton, died Friday, April 21, 2023. He was born on October 19, 1965, in Port Arthur, to Sylvia Ann Reaux Romero and Noah Romero. Kenton James Romero was a husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend.  He gave 21 years of service to the United States Air Force before he retired in 2007. Once he retired from the Air Force he wanted to come back home to settle down and raise our children.  He worked for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department as a corrections officer in 2007 and retired from there in 2021. He was a man of few words but when he spoke you listened cause you knew he had thought about what he was going to say.  He could also make you laugh with his quick witted one-liners till you had tears in your eyes. He was a loyal friend and always showed up to help with […]

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Robert Tunnell
March 1, 1963 - April 12, 2023

Robert “Bobby” Dewayne Tunnell, 60, of Warren, died Monday, April 10, 2023. He was born on March 1, 1963, in Kountze, to Alice Joyce Baker Tunnell and Harold P. Tunnell. Robert was a foreman for Triple S, with twenty-eight years of service. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being with his kids and grandkids. Robert will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, and PawPaw. Survivors include his wife of twenty-nine years, Cindy Tunnell; son, Chad Comer and his fiancée, Brandi Baldwin, of Warren; daughter, Tiffany Kidwell and her husband, Ryan, of Bridge City; grandchildren, Corey Jr., Jordyn, Bella, Kole, and Madison; and numerous other loving family members. He is preceded in death by his parents and several brothers and sisters. Bobby’s graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 14, 2023, at Franks Branch Cemetery, 21650 FM 92, Fred, under the direction of Broussard’s, Silsbee.  

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Louise Lavelle Armstrong
October 14, 1940 - April 11, 2023

Louise Lavelle Armstrong, 82, of Kountze, died Tuesday, April 11, 2023.  She was born on October 14, 1940, in San Francisco, California, to Wilma Kemp Gilman and Anthony Gilman. Louise will be remembered for her infectious laugh and happiness and her youthful attitude.  She will forever remain a loving wife, mother, and Gran. Survivors include her husband, Richard Ray; son, Wade Armstrong and his wife, Tina, of Hollister, California; daughter, Heather Godeaux and her husband, Reginald, of Village Mills; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; numerous other loving family and friends; and will be especially missed by her faithful feline companion, Boy.  She is preceded in death by her parents and son, Jeffery Armstrong. Her committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.

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Carlos Eduardo Llanes, Jr. “Pelon”
February 10, 1991 - April 10, 2023

Carlos Eduardo Llanes, Jr. “Pelon”, 32, of Fannett, died Monday, April 10, 2023, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont. He was born on February 10, 1991, to Gwendolyn Lynn Wells and Carlos Eduardo Llanes, Sr., in Houston. Carlos enjoyed music and dancing. He was very artistic and enjoyed creating photo albums and art. He will forever remain a loving son, brother, and uncle. Survivors include his mother Gwen Llanes of Winnie; father, Carlos Llanes, Sr. of Fannett; sisters, Cecilia Salinas and her husband, Jose III, of Baytown; and Carina Llanes and her husband, Rudolfo Resendez, Priscilla Llanes, and Mercedes Llanes, all of Fannett; grandmothers, Debra Calderon of Houston and Aurora Rico of Pasadena; niece and nephews, Olivia, Rudolfo, Zachariah, and Joey; and a host of other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his brother, Miguel Llanes. A gathering of Carlos’ family and friends will be from 1:00 p.m. until […]

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Derek Randall Kemp
May 29, 1990 - April 10, 2023

Derek Randall Kemp, 32, of Silsbee, died Monday, April 10, 2023.  He was born on May 29, 1990, in Beaumont, to Kathleen Whitaker Kemp and Jerry Kemp. Survivors include his wife, Erika Kemp; daughter, Brynlee Kemp; mother, Kathleen Whittaker of Lumberton; father, Jerry Kemp of Silsbee; siblings, Lannah Battle of Honey Island and Jerry “Bubba” Kemp and his wife, Adrian; and nieces, Sapphire Battle and Makayla Kemp. Derek’s memorial service will be 3:00 p.m., Sunday, April 16, 2023, at Abundant Life Church, 191 East Avenue North, Silsbee.

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Alice Faye Hatcher
January 19, 1943 - April 9, 2023

Alice Faye Hatcher, 80, of Silsbee, died Sunday, April 9, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 19, 1943, in Bessmay, to Hattie Bertha Bradshaw Curry and Wiley Merlin “W.M.” Curry. Survivors include her son Gary Hatcher and his wife, Carla, of Silsbee; his daughter, Mandi Hatcher of Kountze and her children, Aubry, Korbin and Baylen; his son Brandon Hatcher of Spring and his children, Kairi and Vincent; his son, Thomas Hatcher and his wife, Alexandria, in the United States Air Force and their daughter, Evelyn; daughter, Tina Hatcher-Hardy and her husband, Kevin, of Silsbee; her son Christopher Hatcher and his wife, Jennifer, of Fort Worth, their children, Landon and Logan; her daughter, Kindel Kelley of Silsbee and her children, Kaylee and Kruz; and her son, Colby Graham of Silsbee and his children, Morgan, Dallas and Trent. She is preceded in death by her parents and […]

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Mary Catherine Abbott
July 31, 1955 - April 8, 2023

Mary Catherine Abbott, 67, of Buna, died Saturday, April 8, 2023. She was born on July 31, 1955, in Passaic, New Jersey, to Patricia Wynne Hester and Truman Hester. Survivors include her children, Theresa McGallion of Houston; Christina Jack and her husband, Israel, of Bacliff; and April Johnson and her husband, Bradly, of Buna; grandchildren, Tabitha Konarik  and Tyler Konarik of Houston; Destiny Wilson and Faith Wilson of Bacliff; Baylie Johnson, Ashlyn Johnson, and Dalton Johnson all of Buna; great-grandchildren, Wyatt Fitzsimmons of Cypress and Ava Konarik; siblings, Sue Josey and her husband, William, of Buna; Greg Hester and his spouse, Chris Bentsen, of Hempstead; Scott Hester and his wife, Melinda, of Papillion, Nebraska; and Elizabeth Welch and her husband, Lynn, of Maurice, Louisiana. She is preceded in death by her parents, and grandson, Carson Johnson. A gathering of Mrs. Abbott’s family and friends will begin at 2:00 p.m. with […]

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Noah Anderson Morse
March 29, 2022 - April 7, 2023

Noah Anderson Morse, 1, of Kountze, died Friday, April 7, 2023. He was born on March 29, 2022, in Houston, to Makenna Jade Bazinet and Garrett Anderson Morse. Survivors include his mother, Makenna Bazinet of Kountze; father, Garrett Morse of Nederland; grandparents, Monica Ebarb of Kountze; Gerald Bazinet of Groves; Leslie Saide and her husband, David, of Nederland; Toby Morse and his wife, Emily, of Orange; great-grandparents, Orval Landis III and his wife, Juanita, of Kountze; Sandra Arnold and her husband, Steve, of Groves; and Ed Morse and his wife, Becky, of Groves; numerous aunts, uncles, and a host of other relatives and friends. Noah will forever remain in our hearts as a special miracle. A gathering of Noah’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 14, 2023, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. His committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

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Thelma Janell Payne
March 13, 1940 - April 1, 2023

Thelma Janell Payne, 83, of Lumberton, Texas, died Saturday, April 1, 2023. She was born on March 13, 1940, in Timpson, Texas, to Thelma Louise Hardy Butler and Wallace Harold Butler. To her many nieces and nephews, she was known as Aunt Janell, but a close friend and neighbor recently referred to her with a more appropriate title, “Saint Janell”. Janell’s selfless service caring for many of her family members was truly heroic. Janell had a great sense of humor, and her wit brought a smile to everyone’s face. Survivors include her children, Thomas Payne and Linda Payne, both of Lumberton, Texas; grandchild, Jacob Payne of Richmond, Utah; sister-in-law, Marian Porter, of Mont Belvieu, Texas; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Erma and Byron Watson, of Kirbyville, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, B.D. “Pete” Payne. Mrs. Payne’s graveside service will be 11:00 […]

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Judge Robert Ward
November 17, 1943 - March 28, 2023

Robert Wilburn Ward, Sr., 79, of Silsbee, died Tuesday, March 28, 2023. He was born on November 17, 1943, in Silsbee, to Ruby Hayes Ward and Sim Nell Ward. Survivors include his wife, Laurel Ward; children, Robert Ward, Jr. and his wife, Tess Ward, of Silsbee, and Simberly Modica and her husband, Tommy, of Katy; grandsons, Sean Ward, Shane Ward, Justin Ward, T.J. Modica, and Reid Modica; brother, James Ward; sisters-in-law, Mary Ward of Fred and Barbara Ward of Silsbee; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Truman Ward. A gathering of Mr. Ward’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with his funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 1, 2023, at Friendship Baptist Church, 3601 Cooks Road, Silsbee, with his interment to follow at Old Hardin Cemetery, Kountze.

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Mary Laurie Jennings
June 15, 1934 - March 23, 2023

Mary Laurie Jennings, 88, of Lumberton, died Thursday, March 23, 2023. She was born on June 15, 1934, in Beaumont, to Frances “Fannie” Newana Allums Wier and Stuart Taylor Wier, MD. Survivors include her husband, Otis Jennings; children, Stuart Wier Ford  and his wife, Pat, and Mary Frances Story and her husband, Mark, all of Houston; grandchildren, Stuart Ford and his wife, Madi; Kelley Eubanks and her husband, Jack; Taylor Baucum and her husband, Brett, all of Houston; and Ford Story and his wife, Bre, of Fort Worth; great-grandchildren, Emmeline, Lyles, Mary Atley, Hayes, Miller, Gready, Bowen, and Hadley; nieces, Jane Callender and her husband, Mark, of Beaumont, and Ann Huey and her husband, Martin, of Lancaster. She is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Virginia Huey McDonnel. A celebration of life will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 13, 2023, at Journey Community Church, 1534 Highway 96, Lumberton, […]

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Sandra “Sandy” Lewis
February 24, 1949 - March 13, 2023

Sandra “Sandy” Lewis, 74, of Silsbee, died Monday, March 13, 2023. She was born on February 24, 1949, in Jasper, to Billie Sue Moore. Sandy worked for several years as a registered nurse. She enjoyed going to the lake at Sam Rayburn and painting. She will be remembered for her polite nature and her unwavering love for her family. She will be forever remembered as a loving wife, mother, and MawMaw. Survivors include her husband of over fifty-six years, John Lewis; son, Paul Lewis and his wife, Angie, of Lumberton; grandchildren, Briant Lewis; Caleb Smart and his wife, Tabitha; Colby Smart and his wife, Ariel; and Emily Smart and her fiancé, Chris Jones; great-grandchildren, Braxton, Carson, Camden, and Evie; sister, Peggye Powell and her husband, Dennis, of Merryville, Louisiana; and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other loving relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her mother […]

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Donna Boring
September 7, 1942 - March 13, 2023

Donna “Dutch” Boring, 80, of Silsbee, died Monday, March 13, 2023.  She was born on September 7, 1942, in Enterprise, Oklahoma, to Georgetta Krouse Pierce and William Pierce. Dutch enjoyed cards and dominoes and she loved to cut up and make folks laugh.  She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and MawMaw. Survivors include her sons, Michael Mitchell and his wife, Judy, of Deer Park; Dudley Mitchell and his wife, Theresa, of Spurger; and Kyle Boring of Silsbee; daughters, Cynthia Schaefer and her husband, Stanley, of Lumberton and Sylvia Flowers and her husband, Terrell, of Silsbee; grandchildren, Derek, Tosha, Jenifer, Joshua, Trenton, Kody, Dustin, Richard, Jacob, Corey, and Mason; twelve great-grandchildren; brother, Charles Nesbitt and his wife, Laura, of Silsbee; sisters, Sharon Coplon of Silsbee; Betty Carroll of Fred; Jorena Cravey and her husband, Prentice, of Silsbee; Karen Bryan and her husband, Delbert, of Fred; and Cheryl Martindale […]

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H. R. “Mike” Holzapfel
October 29, 1946 - March 9, 2023

H. R. “Mike” Holzapfel, age 76, of Lumberton, Texas, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Thursday, March 09, 2023. Mike was born in Beaumont, Texas on October 29, 1946.  He will be remembered as a legendary law-enforcement officer who had a special place in his heart for troubled youth, was passionate about fighting for justice for victims of crime, and ridding Hardin County of drugs. He is preceded in death by his parents, Velma Bass Holzapfel and Henry Holzapfel Sr.; sister, Vickie Connell, grandson, David Hudson II and granddaughter, Jaycee Farmer. Left to honor his memory is his precious wife, Cassie Jean Holzapfel of Buna, children, Sheri Hudson and husband, David, of Alvin, Texas; David Holzapfel and wife, Stacy, of West Columbia, Texas; Mike Holzapfel and wife, Cristy, of Kerrville, Texas; sister, Pat Wilson of Rockwall, Texas; grandchildren, Ryan Hargrove (who was raised by Mike) and wife, […]

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Mary Josephine Puckitt
October 16, 1928 - March 7, 2023

Mary Josephine Puckitt, 94, of Silsbee, died Tuesday, March 7, 2023.  She was born on October 16, 1928, in Haxtun, Colorado, to Celia and Robert Fisher. Survivors include her children, Rick Allen Puckitt and his wife, Colleen, of Kountze and Ronald Craig Puckitt of Pasadena; stepson, Steven Wayne Puckitt of Hitchcock; grandchildren, Steven Wayne Puckitt of Hitchcock; Devin Allen Puckitt of Houston; Deric Jayson Puckitt and his wife, Mary Ellen, and Craig Allen Puckitt and his wife, Kaitlynn, all of San Leon; Keegan Aaron Puckitt of La Porte; and Sabrina, Stacy, Steven, Jennifer, Butch, Carolyn, Debbie, and Tammy; and great-grandchildren, Adira Puckitt and Grayson Puckitt.  She is preceded in death by her parents; children, Steve Johnson and Terri Jean Puckitt; and stepson, Bobby Puckitt. Mrs. Puckitt’s funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 11, 2023, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee, with her interment to follow at Daniels Cemetery, […]

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Belvin Cooper Havard
February 7, 1932 - March 4, 2023

Belvin Cooper Havard, 91, of Lumberton, died Saturday, March 4, 2023.  He was born on February 7, 1932, in Morrow, Louisiana, to Carrie Pullen Havard and James Monroe Havard.  Mr. Havard proudly served his country in the United States Air Force/Army. Survivors include his children, Pamela Reagan and her husband, Eric, of Bryson City, North Carolina; Beverly Fowler of Lumberton; Debra Byrd of Sandy, Utah; Tonya Spatola and her husband, John, of Kountze; Tracie Doyal and her husband, Royd, of Kenefic, Oklahoma; and Stacie LaFleur and her husband, Edward, of Liberty; grandchildren, Barbi Nielsen and her husband, Robert, of Warren; Cody Byrd of Sandy, Utah; Kari Griffin and her husband, Seth, of Midland; Dakota Grass and her husband, Brandon, of Buna; Josie Spatola of Kountze; Cierra Briggs and her husband, Bryce, of Pilot Point; Rance Doyal of Kenefic, Oklahoma; and D.J. LaFleur, Chelsea LaFleur, and Hailey LaFleur, all of Liberty; […]

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