Broussard’s Mortuary Silsbee


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

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Broussard’s Mortuary Silsbee Obituaries

Mary Bridgers Delacerda
March 19, 1957 - February 17, 2024

Mary Ellen Bridgers Delacerda, 66, of Silsbee, passed away Saturday, February 17, 2024.  She was born on March 19, 1957, in Beaumont, to Jean Rost Bridgers and Bob Bridgers, Jr. Mary was a longtime resident of Silsbee where she worked as a loan officer at Silsbee State Bank. Mary enjoyed her early years watching her children grow and supporting them in all their various sports activities and was always their biggest fan. Later, Mary enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and taking various trips with her family. Since retirement, Mary has spent the last fifteen years traveling the country and taking countless adventures with her best friend and husband, David. Mary lived a full life and leaves behind countless friends and loved ones. Survivors include her husband of forty-eight years, David Delacerda; children, John Delacerda and Christy, of Beaumont; Sara Delacerda Herrington and her husband, Jason, of Buna; and Scott […]

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Micheal “Mike” Chance Weido
February 27, 2002 - February 16, 2024

Micheal “Mike” Chance Weido, 21, of Kountze, went to be with the Lord, Friday, February 16, 2024.  He was born on February 27, 2002, in Beaumont. Survivors include his wife, Cheleby Swor; children, Rhyder Joshua Weido and Rhenlyn Cody Weido; father, Joshua Hare of Kountze; birth mother, Guylene Weido of Houston; mother, Marsha Hare of Vidor; siblings, Dillion Hare; Desiree Dickerson and her husband, Dustin; Duston Hare; and Clayton Hare, all of Kountze; De Miles; Almeda Miles of Beaumont; Jaleesa Wells and Ashley Wells, both of Dallas; Demetrish Miles; Shannon Wells; Jeron Wells; Joe Wells, Jr.; and Christopher Wells, all of Beaumont; and Justin Platt and Christopher Platt; grandparents, Iris and Mike Hare of Kountze; godparents, Laura and James Segura; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and aunts. He is preceded in death by his father, Joe Wells; aunt, Shelly Campbell; and grandmother, Gracie McGee. Mike’s committal will be held at […]

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William “Calvin” Cooper
April 30, 1960 - February 13, 2024

William “Calvin” Cooper, 63, of Buna, died Tuesday, February 13, 2024. He was born on April 30, 1960, to Patricia Ainsworth Cooper and William “Bill” Cooper, in Beaumont. Survivors include his son, Cheyenne Cooper and his wife, Leigh Ann, of Kirbyville; grandchildren, Shyleigh Cooper, Lilly Cooper, Jaxson Thomas, Heather McMillan, Reanna McMillan, Wrangler McMillan, Bradley Breaux, Jessica Breaux, and Elizabeth Breaux; and brother, Charles Richard Cooper of Kingsland. He is preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Cooper’s cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.

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Kenneth Wayne Riedinger
June 30, 1949 - February 13, 2024

Kenneth Wayne Riedinger, 74, of Silsbee, died Tuesday, February 13, 2024.  He was born on June 30, 1949, in Silsbee, to Ruth Jones Riedinger and Charles Kenneth Riedinger. Following is Wayne and Mary’s life story, by Mary Riedinger. Well, we met in 1970, maybe 1969.  We loved each other from the start.  We went to get a coke at the Top Burger number one.  It’s where Munchies Ole is now in Rusty’s Volkswagen.  We sat and talked for hours. It seemed like my life was never the same.  When they would say, “What do you want to do after you graduate?”, I would say, “I want to marry Wayne, have children, and live happily ever after”, and thank God that’s just exactly what we did.  We have had the most wonderful life. My mama sold us the home that was her and daddy’s dream home.  They only had seven years […]

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Wyatt Ray Sawyer
October 23, 2002 - February 12, 2024

Wyatt Ray Sawyer, 21years old, went to be with the Lord, February 12, 2024. He is survived by his parents Gene and Sylvia Sawyer; sister, Kristen Sawyer; and grandparents, Robbie and Ken Shipper. He was born in Beaumont, Texas, October 23, 2002. Wyatt lived his entire life in Lumberton, Texas. As a young boy, Wyatt was involved in Cub Scouts. He earned his Arrow of Light, the highest honor in Cub Scouts. After high school, he attended Lamar State College-Orange. He was employed with the Humane Society of Southeast Texas. There he found fulfillment working with the animals. Wyatt was a beloved son, brother, and grandson. He could make you laugh, take up for you, aggravate and teach you countless information about a range of topics. He loved animals, some of his favorites were Hidey and Corgie. He loved to take naps and the dogs and cats loved to nap […]

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William “Bill” Leavins
March 27, 1938 - February 11, 2024

William “Bill” Leavins, 85, of Lumberton, died Sunday, February 11, 2024. He was born on March 27, 1938, to Katie L. Hinson Leavins and William Chester Leavins, in Bonifay, Florida. Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Leavins; daughters, Shannon Leavins and Billie Jo Loncon, both of Lumberton; grandchildren, Codi Mazzola and her husband, Mark, of LaPorte; and Sydney Loncon of Lumberton; great-grandchildren, Jace, Easton and Jenson Mazzola, all of LaPorte; and silbings, Rose Avery of Port Neches; Marion Taylor of Nederland; and James Leavins and his wife, Pansy, of DeQuincy, Louisiana. He is preceded in death by his mother and father. A gathering of Mr. Leavins family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with his funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. His interment will follow at Old Hardin Cemetery, Kountze.

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Bronson Monroe Barclay
October 5, 1970 - February 11, 2024

Bronson Monroe Barclay, 53, of Silsbee, died Sunday, February 11, 2024. He was born on October 5, 1970, to Freddie Lou Sparks Barclay and Frank Anderson Barclay, in Beaumont. Survivors include his fiancé, Mandi Bridgers; children, Ashley Jones of Mountain Home, Arkansas; Brianna Barclay of Gilbert, Arizona; Chayse Barclay of Silsbee; Jacob and Dayne Bridgers, both of Lumberton; and Dylan Bridgers of Silsbee;  grandchildren, Blaine Bridgers, Gabe Turner, Eli Turner, and Lucas Turner; and brother, Andy Barclay of Livingston. He is preceded in death by his parents, Freddie and Frank “Poncho” Barclay. A gathering of Mr. Barclay’s family and friends will begin at 11:00 a.m., with his funeral service at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, February 17, 2024, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Drive, Silsbee. His interment will follow at Hart-Mill Cemetery, Woodville.

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Betty Louise Hollister Havens
March 11, 1934 - February 5, 2024

Betty Louise Hollister Havens, 89, of Evadale, died Monday, February 5, 2024.  She was born on March 11, 1934, in Woodville, to Elizabeth Stimac Best and French Best. Survivors include her children, Ronald Hollister and his wife, Pat, of Silsbee; Steven Hollister of San Marcus; and Sandra Sheldon of Lumberton; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and special friend, Damon Stearman.  She is preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Doyle Myron Hollister and Charles Edwin Havens; and brother, French Earl Best. A gathering of Mrs. Havens’ family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with her funeral service at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, February 10, 2024, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  Her interment will follow at Cunningham Cemetery, Silsbee.

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Jimmy Ray McDonald
January 22, 1942 - February 3, 2024

Jimmy Ray McDonald, 82, of Warren, died on Saturday, February 3, 2024. He was born on January 22, 1942, in Honey Island, to Doris Strawther McDonald and Frank Hugh McDonald. Jimmy proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He loved his country and took great pride in serving. Following his service in the Navy, he worked in the oilfield in several capacities. His work in the industry enabled him to travel and live in many exotic locations throughout the world. He loved his time in the oilfield and took great pride in his work. Following retirement, he lived on Toledo Bend Lake, enabling him to pursue his passion of fishing and hunting. Just as with his time in the Navy and his work in the oilfield, he excelled at both endeavors, if you listened to him, he was the best fisherman on the lake and the best shot […]

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Edward Theodore Robbins, Jr.
August 1, 1934 - February 3, 2024

Edward Theodore “Ted” Robbins, Jr., 89, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at his home in Silsbee, Texas.  He was born on August 1, 1934, in Port Arthur, Texas, to Lillian Breaux Robbins and Edward Theodore Robbins, Sr. Ted graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1953.  He worked for BF Goodrich/Ameripol Synpol as an electrical engineer until he retired in February 1996, after thirty years.  Ted built his home in Silsbee, Texas in 1994. He was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church in Silsbee.  He was always willing to help with whatever anyone needed.  Ted was a jack of all trades and if something needed to be done, he could find a way to do it.  He helped his daughter, Cindy and her husband, Mike build their home and also helped with the building of his son, Drew and his wife, Sheri’s home. In his retirement, […]

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Ashley Rose Carlock
November 29, 2005 - February 3, 2024

Ashley Rose Carlock, 18, of Blanco, Texas, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior due to a car accident on Saturday, February 3, 2024. She will be missed more than words can express, but we find peace knowing that she is in the arms of Jesus. Ashley was born in Port Arthur, Texas, on November 29, 2005, to Lisa Marie Repasky Carlock and Matthew Aaron Carlock. From a young age, Ashley wanted to be a cowgirl and a “pistol-packin’ mama.” Ashley religiously carried her toy pistol to be just like her daddy. As a little girl, Ashley developed her love for Jesus Christ and made the decision at 8 years old to accept Jesus as her Lord and Savior. Ashley’s faith was unwavering, and she was known to spread God’s word to her family and friends. Ashley was a fun-loving, intelligent young woman with a big heart. […]

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Tommy Faye Marcontell
October 20, 1944 - February 1, 2024

Tommy Faye Marcontell, 79, of Saratoga, died Thursday February 1, 2024.  She was born on October 20, 1944, in Goose Creek, to Dora Litzler Marcontell and Thomas Jefferson Marcontell. Her graveside service will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at Felps Cemetery, Thicket, under the direction of Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.

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Marlton Roy Williams, Sr.
May 20, 1944 - January 29, 2024

Marlton Roy Williams, Sr., 79, of Buna, died Monday, January 29, 2024, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont. He was born on May 20, 1944, to Mary Inez Oliver Williams and Marlton Malcom Williams, in Silsbee. Survivors include his son, Fred Williams and his wife, Jessica Smith; daughter, Michellea Williams; and grandchildren, Cory Andrews, Fred Williams, Michael Williams, and Mason Williams, all of Silsbee. He is preceded in death by his parents. A gathering of Mr. William’s family and friends will be from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at Broussard’s 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. His cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium.

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Lenalyn Huffman
August 21, 1942 - January 23, 2024

Lenalyn Huffman, 81, of Kountze, died Tuesday, January 23, 2024. She was born on August 21, 1942, to Clyde Collier and Lena Hawthorne Collier, in Nacogdoches. Survivors include her children, Cheryl Arevalo and her husband, Nick, of La Porte; Leah Fontenot and her husband, Milton, of Kountze; and Ricky Reese of St. Clair, Alabama; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Yvette Clark of Merryville, Louisiana; and brothers, Clay Collier and his wife, Brenda, of Crosby, and Bobby Collier and his wife, Bonnie, of Lago Vista. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Huffman; and brother, Steve Collier. Mrs. Huffman’s cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.

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Charles Edward Meaux
September 11, 1947 - January 22, 2024

Charles Edward Meaux, 76, of Lumberton, died Monday, January 22, 2024.  He was born on September 11, 1947, in Beaumont, to Amy Cormier Meaux and Clarence Meaux.  Mr. Meaux proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam Era. Survivors include his children, Charles, Jr., Sherry, Kenneth, Patrick, and Serena; numerous grandchildren; siblings, Judith Ivey and her husband, Robert, of Lumberton; Yvonne Rodgers, of Vidor; Shirley Morris of Fort Worth; Joni Hudson and her husband, Les, of Silsbee; Michael Meaux of Lumberton; and Sheila Kay of Baytown; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Connie Lundmark; and brother, Clayton Meaux. Mr. Meaux’s gathering of family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with his funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 26, 2024, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  His interment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont.

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Earlmarie Perkins
November 12, 1941 - January 20, 2024

Earlmarie “Nana” Perkins, 82, of Silsbee, died Saturday, January 20, 2024.  She was born on November 12, 1941, in Fred, to Jennie Ard Smart and Robert Lee Smart. Survivors include her children, Carrie Colleen Perkins Thompson and her husband, Randy, of Buna and Kellie Johnson and her husband, William, of Silsbee; grandchildren, Nathan Earl Wood and his wife, Cassie, of North Carolina; Natalie Wood of Detroit, Michigan; Cecil Allen White of Baytown; Jennie Marie White of Bullhead, Arizona; Alayna Thompson of Houston; Logan Marcus Thompson, Collyn Aaron Perkins, Bronson Kelley, and Deenah Idelle Crites, all of Silsbee; Martigan Dominique Thompson of Buna; Anthony Whitmire of Arlington; Dakota Whitmire and his wife, Courtney; Joshua Whitmire; and Tyler Whitmire, all of Silsbee; and Michelle Jones and her husband, George, of Woodville; and fourteen great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Earl Charles Perkins. Her cremation arrangements were handled […]

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Gretchen Gail Wax
April 22, 1950 - January 20, 2024

Gretchen Gail Wax, 73, of Lumberton, Texas, died Saturday, January 20, 2024. She was born on April 22, 1950, in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, to Viola Grabarkewitz Frees and Carl Frees. She attended Fergus Falls High School and then graduated from fashion school in Alexandria where she studied design.  On a trip to visit her family in California she went out dancing with her cousin and they both met their future husbands that night.  Ira asked Gretchen to dance, and the rest is history. Gretchen was married to Ira Allen Wax in Fergus Falls on October 1, 1972, by her grandfather, Reverend George Garbarkewitz.  They decided that Minnesota was too cold and moved to sunny California where they raised their family. She enjoyed gardening and baking; she was an excellent cook. She loved trips to the beach and spending time with her family.  Gretchen worked as a retail merchandiser until the […]

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Dennis Rashall
November 5, 1938 - January 18, 2024

Dennis Gwen Rashall, 85, of Silsbee, died Thursday, January 18, 2024. He was born on November 5, 1938, in Bon Weir, to Pansey Bernice Burkett Rashall and William Aubrey Rashall. Survivors include his wife, Terrie Lyn Hood Rashall; children, LeyAnna Odom and her husband, Jarrod; Dwayne Rashall; and Darrell Rashall and his wife, Lisa; grandchildren, Shaylyn Rashall and L. J. Odom; siblings, Terrell Rashall and his wife, Carrie; Charlie Rashall and his wife, Daphne; and Sherry McGallion; sister-in-law, Susie Rashall; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Norman Rashall. A gathering of Mr. Rashall’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with his homegoing service to follow at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, January 21, 2024, at Pentecostal Lighthouse Church, 6038 FM 92, Silsbee, with his interment to follow at Franks Branch Cemetery, Fred. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made […]

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Theodore “Ted” Roosevelt Will
March 12, 1931 - January 12, 2024

Theodore “Ted” Roosevelt Will, 92, of Lumberton, died Friday, January 12, 2024.  He was born on March 12, 1931, in Beaumont, to Lela Burford Will and Bruce Alexander Will. Survivors include his children, Becky O’Quinn and her husband Buddy, of Sour Lake; and Mike Will and his wife, Liz; Dave Will and his wife, Susan; and Laura Pruitt and her husband, Wes, all of Lumberton; ten grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and brother, Otis Will of Kountze.  He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Etta Daigle Will; and siblings, Grover, Bruce, Jr., Homer, Bea, Rose, Jay, Lois, Matt, Pansey, and Doris. A gathering of Mr. Will’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 18, 2024, at Infant […]

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Kenneth Oscar Smith
June 17, 1952 - January 8, 2024

Kenneth Oscar Smith, 71, of Kountze, died Monday, January 8, 2024.  He was born on June 17, 1952, in Beaumont, to Maryalice Seals Smith and Kenneth Harold Smith.  Kenneth proudly served his country in the United States Army. Survivors include his wife, Rosalie Smith; children, Paul Smith and his wife, Monika, of Erlingen, Germany; Sandy Thomas and her husband, Malcolm, of Kountze; and Ashley Smith of Beaumont; grandchildren, Paul Smith, Jr., Anthony, Taylor, Amy, and Brandon; and siblings, Wendell Smith, Kathleen Dalahite, and Gwen Smith, all of Kountze.  He is preceded in death by his parents. A gathering of Kenneth’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with his funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 13, 2024, at Grace Church, 1130 Highway 69, Kountze, under the direction of Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. His committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium.  

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James Scott Buchok
February 8, 1966 - January 6, 2024

James “Scott” Buchok, 57, of Fred, died Saturday, January 6, 2024.  He was born on February 8, 1966, in Fort Knox, Kentucky, to Lazeail Cotton Buchok and Stephen Joseph Buchok. Survivors include his wife, Melinda Kimbrough Buchok and her son, Jacob Hooks and his wife, Melissa, and their two children, all of Fred; siblings, Rick Buchok and his wife, Sharon of Lumberton; nieces and nephews, Michael Ftacek and his wife, Stacy, of San Antonio; Charles Ftacek of Nashville; Andrew Buchok and his wife, Callie, of Lubbock; Aaron Buchok and his wife, Katie, of St. Louis; Michelle Gary and her husband, Drozen, of Fred; and Sean Wallet and his wife, Connie, of Silsbee; sisters-in-law, Joy Buchok of Lubbock; Anita Wallet and her husband, David, of Fred; Barbara Dott of College Station; and Kellam Kimbrough and his wife, Mary, of Corpus Christi.  He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Stephen […]

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Vanessa Nicole “Nicki” Manning
January 29, 1975 - January 4, 2024

Vanessa Nicole “Nicki” Manning, 48, of Lumberton, died Thursday, January 4, 2024.  She was born on January 29, 1975, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to Carolyn Byrd Corkran and James Corkran. Survivors include her husband, Skip Manning; children, Naomi Okun and her husband, Scotty, of Vidor; Madison Ramirez and her husband, Justice, of Bridge City; Camryn Mettz of San Marcus; Amy Bowler of Tyler; Jennifer Brey and her husband, R.J., of Lindale; Sloan Wagnon of Hemphill; Brooke Wagnon of Kirbyville; and Tabitha Krohn and her husband, John, of Lindale; ten grandchildren; parents, Carolyn and Reverend James “Jim” Corkran; sister, Shelly O’Quinn and her husband, Devin, Anahuac; and numerous nieces and nephews. A gathering of Nicki’s family and friends will begin at 5:30 p.m., with her memorial service at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 9, 2024, at Nederland Apostolic Church, 1308 South 27th Street, Nederland, under the direction of Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, […]

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Marjorie Faye McDonald
February 8, 1939 - January 3, 2024

Marjorie Faye McDonald, 84, of Silsbee, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2024, at Mill Creek Nursing Home in Silsbee.  She was born on February 8, 1939, in Village Mills, to Mary Lucille Tyler Butts and Allen Eugene Butts who, along with her sister, Gloria Gene, preceded her in death. Marjorie was a 1956 graduate of Silsbee High School.  She married the love of her life, Frank E. McDonald on June 5, 1956, in Silsbee.  She was a member and the church organist for First Assembly of God in Silsbee for many years.  Marjorie was an accomplished piano player and also enjoyed traveling and camping. Survivors include her husband of sixty-seven years, Frank McDonald; daughter, Terry Turner and her husband, Joe; sons, Brian McDonald and his wife, Susie; Rusty McDonald and his wife, Janet; and Greg McDonald and his wife, Hayley, all of Silsbee; granddaughters, Jennifer Esneault and her husband, Brian, […]

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Jerry Roger Fussell
December 2, 1953 - January 3, 2024

Jerry “Roger” Fussell, 70, of Silsbee, died Wednesday, January 3, 2024, at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, surrounded by his wife, children, family, and friends. Roger was born December 2, 1953, in Kirbyville, to Laurine Fussell and Lucian Fussell. Roger was a proud graduate of the Kirbyville High School class of 1972. He was always an entertainer. He participated in most of the school plays, was the song leader at Kirbyville Church of Christ, and proudly represented the KHS Band as a Texas All-State Band member (Baritone) in 1972. Roger resided in Silsbee for the past thirty-seven years. Community and providing a positive environment for children was a priority for him. Roger served on the boards for Silsbee Little Theater, Silsbee Little League, and was a charter member of the Hardin County Youth Project Show where he served as President for many years. He was very active in the […]

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Wiley Ogden Terrance Tanton
May 28, 1948 - January 3, 2024

Wiley Ogden Terrance Tanton, 75, of Silsbee, died Wednesday, January 3, 2024. He was born on May 28, 1948, in Silsbee, to Lothell Rosier and L C Tanton. Wiley (Terry) Tanton was a proud United States Marine who served in the Vietnam War. He was also a proud father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who dedicated his life to loving those around him. To many he was known as Mr. Terry or Coach Terry. He loved every moment of coaching baseball and softball to all of his children and grandchildren, impacting everyone around him in the process. Although he is no longer with us, his legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone he interacted with.” Survivors include his wife, Linda Tanton; children, Terry Lynn Tanton and his wife, Cassie and Lori McCoy and her husband, Patrick, all of Silsbee; grandchildren, Kamryn Harper and Brittany Tanton and her partner, […]

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Gordon Eugene Dunkleberger
December 19, 1933 - December 30, 2023

Gordon Eugene Dunkleberger passed away on December 29, 2023, in Lumberton, Texas. While fighting a battle with cancer, he showed his long-lasting love for his brothers, sisters, and the family he created. He left this world as the patriarch, knowing he was loved by everyone who looked up to him. Before his passing, Gordon achieved the celebration of his 90th birthday. He loved to spend his time hunting, golfing, coaching little league baseball, cutting firewood, and tending to his Knock Out roses. Gordon was born on December 19, 1933, to Clarence and Eliza Dunkleberger, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He was one of eleven children, with seven brothers and three sisters. Growing up, the meaning of hard work was instilled in him, and he took pride in supporting his family. While he attended Williamsport High School, Gordon played football and became an accomplished running back. He was offered a scholarship to the […]

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Richard Ernest Quillen, Jr.
March 15, 1957 - December 29, 2023

Richard Ernest Quillen, Jr., 66, of Silsbee, died Friday, December 29, 2023. He was born on March 15, 1957, in Bloomington, Indiana, to Lois I. Boreff Quillen and Richard Ernest Quillen, Sr. Survivors include his children, Dawn Swarthout and her husband, Mike, of Lumberton; J. C. Gilbert of McRae, Arkansas; Elijah Quillen and his wife, Brandi, of Vidor; Stephen Gilbert and his wife, Becky, of Lumberton; and Amy Jo Quillen of Virginia Beach, Virginia; grandchildren, Jordan Goss and his wife, Lizzie, of Beebee, Arkansas; Logan Goss and his wife, Lauren, and Kaitlan Swarthout, all of Lumberton; Mikal McKee and his wife, Stormy, of Silsbee; Aiden Quillen, Kaylinn Quillen and Cullen Quillen, all of Vidor; Olivia Newman, Alysson Fay Gilbert and Lance Dunbar, all of Lumberton; and Maverick Dunbar and Layla Dunbar, both of Silsbee; twelve great-grandchildren; and siblings, Judy McDougle of Indiana; Fred Quillen of Michigan; Joyce Green of Florida; […]

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Michael Scott Townsend
February 19, 1970 - December 28, 2023

Scott Townsend, better known as dad to his children Taylor, Hannah, and Bryce, and BEST known as Pawpaw Scott to his princess Taelyn and his little buddy Cash, unexpectedly passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2023. He was 53 years old of Lumberton, As kids growing up, Scott and his brother Wayne, played every sport together, basketball, football, and baseball.  Their mother Clara and their granny never missed a game as they loved to watch them play.  Scott always pushed himself in sports, even as a kid.  His brother Wayne was amazed as he watched his eleven year old brother hit the weight room and all he could say is “Wow”! Scott worked for decades in the construction/petrochemical industry, both local and nationally, even though his kids say his calling was to be a Sports Analyst.  He knew everything inside a refinery and how it worked. Scott could run a […]

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Mark Glen Howard
November 14, 1969 - December 24, 2023

Mark Glen Howard, 54, of Silsbee, died Sunday, December 24, 2023.  He was born on November 14, 1969, in Beaumont, to Loretta Beuhler Howard and Tommy Gilbert Howard. Survivors include his brother, Tommy Howard, Jr. and his wife, Angie and LeeAnn Potter and her husband, Douglas, all of Lumberton; nieces and nephews, Sarah Howard of Lumberton; Jacob Howard of San Antonio; Brandon Potter and his wife, Sarah, of Lumberton; and Devin Potter and her husband, Regis Frenna, of Silsbee; and great-nieces and nephews, Aidan Potter, Zoe Potter, and Le`na Potter, of Silsbee.  He is preceded in death by his parents. Mark’s graveside service will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 28, 2023, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 4955 Pine Street, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.

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James Kent Tatum
October 6, 1966 - December 24, 2023

James Kent Tatum, 57, of Silsbee, passed away peacefully Sunday, December 24, 2023, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont.  He was born on October 6, 1966, in Nederland, to Barbara Ann Lumpkin Tatum and James Thomas Tatum. James was a 1985 graduate of Port Neches High School.  He married Jerri (Hughes) Tatum on September 19, 1990, in Port Arthur and he worked as a truck driver.  James loved music when he wasn’t dedicating time to his family. Survivors include his wife of thirty-five years, Jerri Tatum; daughter, Laci Harper and her husband, Donald, of Kirbyville; son, Tyler Tatum of Beaumont; stepson, Cody Banks and husband, Jeffrey, of California; grandchildren, Kolton Hall, Konnor Harper, and Kent Harper; father, James Tatum; sister, Jeannie Sasser and her husband, Robert; and nieces and nephews, JoLynn, Sara, Jeremy, Caleb, Aspen, Jacob, and Ethan, whom he loved dearly.  He is preceded in death by his mother, and […]

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