Broussard’s Mortuary Silsbee


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

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Broussard’s Mortuary Silsbee Obituaries

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 March 20, 1947, in Beaumont, to Mary Sanford Flanakin and Buel Buford Flanakin. A gathering of Ms. Erwin’s family and friends will begin 2:00 p.m., with her funeral service at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee, with her interment to follow at Knupple Cemetery, Silsbee. Memorial contributions in honor of Ms. Erwin may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 700 North Street, Suite M, Beaumont, Texas 77701.

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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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Michelle Erin Nelson
February 15, 1979 - June 18, 2022

Michelle Erin Nelson, 43, of Lumberton, died unexpectedly Saturday, June 18, 2022, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. She was born on February 15, 1979, in Deridder, Louisiana.  She was the first child of Flora Stump Lutz and Michael Lutz. Over the years Michelle was never known to back down from a challenge and it almost seemed like she looked for them. She was involved in Hardin County 4-H from a young age where she participated in many events and here recently, she has mentored many kids in doing the same. Growing up, Michelle had a passion for serving others and that never changed. She was always looking for a way to help a neighbor or someone she may have never met before. Michelle graduated from Lumberton High School class of 1997. Her friends will remember her from the family snow cone stand business that she grew up working at. […]

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Chuck Kelly
May 1, 1957 - June 12, 2022

Chuck Kelly, 65, of Buna, died Sunday, June 12, 2022.  He was born on May 1, 1957, in Jacksonville, Florida, to Gene Marlene Kelly Steely and Harry Duke “Bo” Kelly. Chuck loved hunting and fishing and enjoyed music and attending concerts with his wife.  He loved baseball and was an avid Astros fan.  He will be remembered for his love of his family and animals.  Chuck will forever remain a loving, husband, father, and Pop. Survivors include his wife, Laura Kelly; sons, Beaux Kelly and his wife, Stacy, of Lumberton; Kevin Christopher Gomez and his wife, Ginger, of Buna; Jeremiah Kelly and his wife, Alicia, of Lumberton; and Daniel T Riley and his wife, Megan, of Prairieville, Louisiana; daughter, Stephanie Rhiannon Ellis and her husband, Justin, of Melbourne, Florida; grandchildren, Rhiannon and her husband, Justin, Ashlynn, Savannah, Wyatt, Ty, Gracie, Luke, Camille, Cooper, and Gavin; mother, Marlene Steely and her […]

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Philip “Flip” Johnson
May 7, 1950 - June 10, 2022

Philip Melvin “Flip” Johnson, 72, of Silsbee, died Friday, June 10, 2022, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. He was born May 7, 1950, in Beaumont. Flip was a Vietnam War Army veteran and Bronze Star recipient. Flip retired as a truck driver after over forty-five years of service. He had traveled all over the United States and Canada. Flip enjoyed cars and racing. He was also an avid Astro’s fan and made many memories attending their games. Flip will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and pawpaw. Survivors include his wife of forty-five years, Sharon Johnson; sons, Dustin Wayne Johnson and his wife, Rebecca Berry, of Silsbee and Zachery Dwayne Johnson and his wife, Naomi Bowman, of Silsbee; grandchildren, Jaydn, Braelynn, Jake, Aubree, Rylee, Amberee, and Cru; sister, Sherry Cliffe of San Antonio; brother-in-law, Joe Johnson and his wife, Joyce, of Winnie; niece, Amy Mayfield and her […]

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Sandra May Patton
June 8, 1964 - June 7, 2022

Sandra May Patton, 57, of Silsbee, died Tuesday, June 7, 2022.  She was born on June 8, 1964, in Bay City, to Ruby May McCalley Strother and Fletcher Strother. Survivors include her children, Larry Strother and his wife, Tiffany, and Thomas Conner and his wife, Michelle, all of Silsbee; and Patricia Richards of South Carolina; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and siblings, Jessie Sallas and his wife, Kim, of Fred; and Audrey Ledesma of Clute.  She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Darwin Patton, Jr.; and brother, Ruben Strother, Sr. A gathering of Sandra’s family and friends will be 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., Monday, June 13, 2022, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  Her graveside service will follow at 3:30 p.m., at Old Hardin Cemetery, Kountze.  

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Destiny Griffis Heiselbetz
August 14, 2000 - June 7, 2022

Destiny Regina Lynn Griffis Heiselbetz, 21, of Silsbee, died Tuesday, June 7, 2022.  She was born on August 14, 2000, in Beaumont, to Kimberley Gonzales Griffis and David Michael Griffis. Survivors include her husband, Ryan Heiselbetz; son, Joseph Dale Griffis; mother, Kimberley Gonzales; father, David Michael Griffis; grandparents, David E. Griffis, Sr.; siblings, Steven Ray Cain, Lester Oliver, Dustin, Wolf, Kelsee McDamiel, Amberly Griffis, Lina Griffis, and Jessica Baker; and aunts and uncles, Michele Scott and her husband, Timothy; Janiece Hensarling and her husband, Jeffrey; and Lawanda Gonzales and her husband, Travis LeBlanc.  She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Jodie and Janice Gonzales and Carolyn Griffis. A gathering of Destiny’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with her funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  Her interment will follow at Franks Branch Cemetery, Fred.

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Terry Lee Boer
June 1, 1952 - June 5, 2022

Terry Lee Boer, 70, of Kountze, died Sunday, June 5, 2022.  He was born on June 1, 1952, in Hammond, Indiana, to Iva Nell Edwards Boer and Peter Clarence Boer. Survivors include his wife, Karen Boer; children, Charity Boer and her fiancé, Cal Castillo, of Kountze; Christy Hill of Deer Park; Terri Marie Monteith of Mont Belvieu; Ryan Matthew Price and his wife, Kim, of Kountze; Jason Everett Price and his wife, Heather, of Kountze; and Daniel Peters and his wife, Mattia, of Aransas Pass; grandchildren, Carsyn, Carli, Cody, Alexandria, Savannaha, Kaila, Jalynn, Jordan, Kacie, Colby, Payton, Rachel, Krysta, Briana, Jamy, Solomon, Bradley, Ashtyn, Easton, and J.R.; great-grandchildren, Remi Lou, Lane, Tobyn, Noah, Malachi, Dani, Valorie, Beckett, Jayden, Marianna, Leyah, and Sevyn; and siblings, Roger Boer and his wife, Kathy, of Winamac, Indiana; Peter Boer and his wife, Patty, of Valparaiso, Indiana; and Mary Nell Rowe and her husband, Jim, […]

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Versenia Ester Powell
June 14, 1919 - June 2, 2022

Versenia Ester Powell, 102, of Silsbee, died Thursday, June 2, 2022.  She was born on June 14, 1919, in Silsbee, to Apolonia “Trude” Kirkendal Ester and Fred Ester. Versenia loved to fish and spent many enjoyable hours anywhere there was water deep enough to throw in a hook.  She was a great cook of the many vegetables she helped raise in the big garden.  She always had her hair done and dressed up when she went out anywhere.  She loved her grandchildren, and this love was returned as they came back for many visits as they got older.  Every occasion and holiday were made very special when Granny Powell was present.  Versenia was a sixty-six-year member of the Pentecostal church until her death.  She will be greatly missed, but there are many special memories, good times, laughter, the receiver of many pranks played on her, and life lessons that will […]

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Glenn Nathan Revia
October 31, 1951 - May 31, 2022

Glenn Nathan Revia, 70, of Lumberton, died Tuesday, May 31, 2022.  He was born on October 31, 1951, in Beaumont, to Vina Jordan Revia and Frank Revia. Glenn was raised by his mother, Vina and stepfather, Bill Bloodworth in Beaumont Texas. This is also where he attended French High School. Reaching adulthood, he moved to Lumberton in 1976 and became a resident there for forty-six years. This became his home where he raised his children and begun his favorite hobby, dirt track racing. Coming home after work from Triple S, where he was employed there for twenty-one years as a painter, you could find him in the garage working on the race car. Saturdays were for race day only! On the track you could spot him a mile away with his famously known hot pink number 99. He liked hot pink the most because he thought it stood out to […]

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Gloria “Coco” Chance
July 14, 1944 - May 30, 2022

Gloria “Coco” Louise Chance, 77, of Fred, died Monday, May 30, 2022.  She was born on July 14, 1944, in San Diego, California, to Mary Smith Morgan and Floyd Morgan. Survivors include her husband, Freddie Chance, Sr.; children, Christie Smith, and Freddy Dale Chance, Jr. and his wife, Naomi, all of Silsbee; and Melissa Nicholson and her husband, Danny, of Mena, Arkansas; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; brother, James Morgan of Jasper; sister, Rita Lunquist and her husband, Richard, of Jasper; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Mary Smith; son, Oliver Keen; and sister, Virginia Fawvor. A gathering of Coco’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, June 2, 2022, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 3, 2022, at North Hardin Baptist Church, 11574 FM 92, Silsbee.  Her interment will […]

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Carolyn McKinney Hawkins
October 9, 1950 - May 28, 2022

Carolyn McKinney Hawkins, 71, of Silsbee, died Saturday, May 28, 2022.  She was born on October 9, 1950, in Beaumont, to Nena Frances McKinney and Martin McKinney. Carolyn was a member of the Silsbee Garden Club for over forty years and a member of the Silsbee Library Board.  She was a substitute teacher and she was also instrumental in helping the family business, Clear Stream Waste Water, become the successful it is, both nationally and internationally. Survivors include her children, Brady Grubbs and his wife, Rachel, of Lumberton; Lesly Nolen and her husband, John, and Russell Hawkins and his wife, Brooke, all of Buna; and Christina Starkie and her husband, Calvin, of Brookland; grandchildren, Jack Martin Grubbs, Gavin Hooks, Gavin Hawkins, Riley Hawkins, Anistyn Hawkins, Nathaniel “Nate” Roth, and Bella Starkie; one great-grandchild; and brother, Jerry McKinney of Silsbee.  She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Trent Grubbs; […]

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MSG George T. Sanner
December 5, 1928 - May 25, 2022

MSG George T. Sanner, 93, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. He was born December 5, 1928, in Houston, Texas to Frances Ellen and Edwin Wilcox Sanner. George was a decorated United States Army veteran who served twenty-eight years; one tour in New Foundland, four tours in Germany, and two tours in Vietnam. After his retirement, George and his family moved to Wildwood, Texas in 1978. There he worked as a security guard, a maintenance supervisor, the local property surveyor, and as director of the Village Mills Cemetery for many years. He was even honored with the cemetery road being named “George Sanner Road”. George loved serving his God, family, community, and The Wildwood Baptist Church. He worked on many missionary trips, VBS, and helping to start the Hispanic Mission Church in Silsbee, Texas, Fuenta de Vida. MSG Sanner was a loving husband and father, as well as a […]

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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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Catherine Vrana
November 21, 1947 - May 21, 2022

Catherine Vrana, 74, of Kountze, died Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Harbor Hospice of Beaumont. She was born November 21, 1947, in Shiner, to Irene Ida McGinty Kremling and Edward Kremling. Catherine was an insurance adjuster for over thirty years. She enjoyed playing dominoes and traveling with her sister. Catherine will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and friend to many. Survivors include her husband of fifty-four years, Johnny Vrana, of Kountze; son, Clint Vrana, of Bridge City; and sister, Doris Tesch and husband, Maurice, of Sublime. She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Edward Kremling, Jr. Cremation arrangements for Mrs. Vrana are being handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. Memorial contributions in honor of Mrs. Vrana may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennesse 38105.

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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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