Broussard’s Mortuary Silsbee


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

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Broussard’s Mortuary Silsbee Obituaries

Lillian Y. Hebert
September 30, 1936 - October 2, 2023

Lillian Yvonne Rutledge Hebert passed away Monday, October 2, 2023, at her residence in Kountze, Texas. Lillian (a.k.a., Granny & Aunt Tede) was born on April 30, 1936, in Beaumont, Texas, to Madelyn and Ralph Rutledge. Lillian married Clarence Hebert on March 31, 1954. They were blessed with sixty-two years together. In the 87 years God gave her, Lillian was many things to many people. She was a housewife and faithful companion to Clarence who was waiting for her on her arrival in heaven. She was a mom to David and Myra (a.k.a., Sissie). One of her greatest joys was her grand and great-grandchildren. She lit up when she saw them and loved spoiling them every chance she got. Lillian was the Candy Lady to kids, young and old, at her church, First Baptist of Loeb; Tede to family; Granny to extended friends and family across the country; the sweet […]

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Lloyd Slone
May 28, 1937 - October 1, 2023

Lloyd Slone, 86, of Evadale, died Sunday, October 1, 2023.  He was born on May 28, 1937, to Bessie and Truett Slone. Lloyd retired from BNSF, working on the bridge gang after over thirty years of service.  He enjoyed playing golf and building hog pens.  He will forever remain a loving husband, father, and Pawpaw. Survivors include his wife of twenty-eight years, Terri Slone; sons, David Ray Cole and his wife, Tina, of Evadale and Jason Cole and his wife, Ashley, of College Station; daughter, Shantel Richardson and her husband, Carlton, of Evadale; grandchildren, Randi, Lane, Madison, Jeston, Carston, Zoey, Jacey, Aidan, Gavin, Sadie, Charlie, Chandler, and Chaney; great-grandchildren, Braxton, Hagen, and Hudson; brothers and sisters-in-laws; numerous other family and friends; and he will be especially missed by his faithful canine companion, Sassy.  He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Juanell. His committal will be held at […]

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Mona Virginia Britton Plunk
February 17, 1925 - October 1, 2023

A lifelong respected and admired resident of Silsbee, Mona Virginia Britton Plunk, passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2023, at the age of 98, in Elgin, Texas.  Mrs. Plunk was the daughter of Necy and W.C. Britton.  She was born on February 17, 1925, in the original family home on Fourth Street. In many ways, Mrs. Plunk became the historian of Fourth Street, where so many of the early families and business developers of Silsbee lived and prospered. She was a fascinating storyteller of the early days of growing up among her friends and neighbors, swimming at Baby Galvez and going to Silsbee schools.  Many of the boys in her graduating class of 1942, left school to join in WWII and for many years, she would gather her classmates together in reunion at her home.  Mrs.  Plunk was very much a part of the greatest generation, a pillar of strength […]

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Claxton Earl Fowler
April 19, 1942 - September 29, 2023

Claxton Earl Fowler, 81, of Lumberton, died Friday, September 29, 2023.  He was born on April 19, 1942, in Beaumont, to Gwendolyn Pitts Fowler and Jefferson Earl Fowler. Claxton retired from Southern Pacific Railroad as a conductor after forty years of service.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, old cars, baseball, and chucking rocks.  Claxton will forever remain a loving husband and friend to many. Survivors include his wife of thirty years, Patty Fowler; sister, Linda Sue Eaves and her husband, James, of Lumberton; brother, Richard Fowler and his wife, Kathy, of Kountze; daughters, Jodi Hill of Lumberton and Jeanne Hill and her husband, Joe, of Houston; and several nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.  He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Robert Fowler; daughter, Lisa Eaves; and sister, Sharon White. A memorial gathering of Claxton’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., […]

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Sue Ellen Hitchcock
June 26, 1948 - September 26, 2023

Sue Ellen Hitchcock, 75, of Silsbee, died Tuesday, September 26, 2023, at The Orchard Assisted Living, Woodville. She was born on June 26, 1948, to Iris June Wyatt White and Arthur H. White, in Port Arthur. Sue worked as a LVN for many years in various nursing capacities throughout Southeast Texas. She enjoyed trips to the casino, fishing, and hunting, especially squirrels. Sue will forever be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and maw maw. Survivors include her sons, David Sterling and his wife, Charla, of Buna and Shane Sterling and his wife, Michelle, of Beaumont; grandchildren, Sharon Byrd and her husband, Justin, Stephen Sterling, Daniel Sterling, and Lisa Sherman and her husband, Nico; great-grandson, Matthew; and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband of 30 years, Gary Sterling; husband of 20 years, John Hitchcock; brother, Arthur […]

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Doyle Lee Haley
January 29, 1945 - September 26, 2023

Doyle Lee Haley, 78, of Silsbee, died Tuesday, September 26, 2023.  He was born on January 29, 1945, in Shelby County, to Lovis Burnett Haley and Donie Miller Haley. Doyle retired as an engineer for BNSF Railway with over forty years of service.  He was of Baptist faith, enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter, fisherman, and gardener. Doyle loved feeding the squirrels, birds, and fish.  Doyle was a fifty-year member of Silsbee Masonic Lodge #927 A.F. & A.M. and a member of Silsbee Chapter #298 Order of the Eastern Star. He will forever remain a loving husband, father, Pa, and Pawpaw. Survivors include his wife of twenty-one years, Sylvia Ann Haley; children, Chad Aric Haley and Kristi Kay Balla and her husband, Jimmy, all of Silsbee; stepson, David Craig Singleton and his wife, Patti, of Keller; grandchildren, Jessie Cowart and her husband, Charles; Samantha Frazier and her husband, […]

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Michael Ray Stephens
July 9, 1954 - September 25, 2023

Michael Ray Stephens, 69, of Silsbee, went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 25, 2023.  He was born on July 9, 1954, in Beaumont, to Loretta Amos Stephens and Ronald Mack Stephens.  Michael proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps. Michael retired as a control supervisor from ExxonMobil after thirty-one years of service.  He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and the Dallas Cowboys.  He will be forever remembered as a loving husband, father, and PawPaw. Survivors include his wife of over forty-eight years, Charlotte Stephens; sons, Thomas Kitchens of Cove; Timothy Stephens and wife, Christy, of Fannett; Todd Stephens and wife, Katja, of Zachary, Louisiana; daughter, Melissa Cook and husband, Colin, of San Marcos; grandchildren, Dylan, Brandon, Cade, Colton, Brayden, Garret, Lucas, Christian, Brittany, Leni, and Angel; great-granddaughter, Madden; sister, Donna Cooper and husband, Tommy, of Oakley, California; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host […]

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Tina Marie Gillespie
August 26, 1969 - September 23, 2023

Tina Marie Gillespie, 54, of Nederland, died Saturday, September 23, 2023. She was born August 26, 1969, to Martha Lee Hensley Turner and Johnny Lee Turner. Tina is survived by her children, Bryant Anthony Coe and Devin Lee Coe, both of Kountze; parents, Martha and Johnny Turner of Wildwood; and siblings, Mark Lee Turner of Wildwood; Christen Wood of Houston; and Melissa Smith and her husband, Reverend Edward, of Cleveland.  She is preceded in death by her sister, Dena Turner. A gathering of Tina’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Saturday, September 30, 2023, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  Her funeral service will be 4:00 p.m., Sunday, October 1, 2023, at Broussard’s, with her interment to follow at Old Hardin Cemetery, Kountze.

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Robert Russell Rowles
September 15, 1959 - September 22, 2023

Robert Russell Rowles, 64, of Silsbee, died Friday, September 22, 2023, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont. He was born on September 15, 1959, in Kountze, to Luvina Kathryn Hollyfield Rowles and Robert Phillip “Ted” Rowles. Survivors include his siblings, Phyllis Philback, Karen Nason, and Mario Gonzales and his wife, April, all of Silsbee, and numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his parents. A gathering of Robert’s family and friends will begin at 11:00 a.m. with his funeral service at 12:00 p.m., Thursday, September 28, 2023, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. His interment will follow at Franks Branch Cemetery, Fred.  

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M. Jay Brown
March 13, 1973 - September 22, 2023

M. Jay Brown, 50, of Hillsboro, died Friday, September 22, 2023.  He was born on March 13, 1973, in Silsbee, to Claudette Brown and Melvin James Brown. Survivors include his mother, Claudette Brown of Evadale; sister, Chris Brewer-Davis of Evadale; children, JW, Olivia, Ayden, Nathan, Addyson, Matthew, Timothy, Luke, and Levi Brown; nieces and nephews, Chad Brewer and his wife, Amy, and their children, Warren, Clint, and Wyatt; and Amy Garner and her husband, Jonathan, and their daughter, Bayleigh, all of Evadale; and numerous other family members.  He is preceded in death by his sister, Missy Burch. A gathering of Jay’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with his funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 30, 2023, at Calvary Apostolic Church, 363 FM 105, Evadale, under the direction of Broussard’s, Silsbee.  His interment will follow at Morse Cemetery, Buna. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made […]

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Connie Zatorski
October 1, 1948 - September 20, 2023

Connie Elizabeth Brown Zatorski, 74, of Silsbee, died Wednesday, September 20, 2023.  She was born on October 1, 1948, in Kountze, to Doris Griffin Brown and Cyriel Leaster Brown. Survivors include her children, Ginger Lee Howard of Beaumont; Todd Richard Zatorski and his wife, Jody, of League City; and Troy Lawrence Zatorski and his wife, Kathy, of Frisco; grandchildren, Kyle Seiley of Village Mills, Sara Zatorski of Bedford, Massachusetts, Megan Zatorski of Westminster, Colorado, and Jordan Zatorski, Morgan Zatorski, and Brendan Zatorski, all of Frisco; great-grandchildren, Sevyn Morris and Dylan Seiley, both of Grapevine; and siblings, Dottie Ross of Buna; Penny Ferrell and her husband, Nathan, of Beaumont; and Paul Brown and his wife, Teresa, of The Woodlands.  She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edmund “Ed” Charles Zatorski; brothers-in-law, Bill Owens and Leslie Ross; nephews, Alex Brown and Josh Brown; and great-nephew, Colt Kirkendall. A gathering of […]

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Iris Marie Robertson
August 4, 1937 - September 13, 2023

Iris Marie Robertson, 86, of Silsbee, died Wednesday, September 13, 2023.  She was born on August 4, 1937, in Port Arthur, to Ira Mae Patterson Raborn and Louis Raborn. Survivors include her children, Jeff Robertson of Silsbee and Lesley Hargrove of Tyler; grandchildren, Kevin Hargrove and his wife, Kristen, of Dallas; Zach Hargrove and Jessie Hargrove, both of Tyler; Hannah Jamison and her husband, Mark, of Houston; and Jenna Morrissey and her husband, John, of China Springs; four great-grandchildren; and brothers, Robert Raborn and John Sweet, both of Houston.  She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gene Robertson; son, Eric Robertson; and brother, Thomas Raborn. Her committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, Silsbee.

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James “Clinton” Saunders
December 18, 1941 - September 11, 2023

James Clinton Saunders, 81, of Kirbyville, died Monday, September 11, 2023. He was born December 18, 1941, to Dannie Mae Findley Saunders and Elbert William Saunders. He loved his family dearly and always enjoyed spending time with them. One of his favorite ways to do this was by porch sitting as he called it with a hot cup of coffee or a cold beer, he could sit on this porch all day and loved being outside. Jim “Pojo” was a long-haul truck driver who LOVED being on the road, seeing the sites of America and her history in person, one of his favorite subjects! He was a fun-loving soul who loved to go to karaoke with his high school sweetheart Betty Lou and all their dear friends. Jim was a compassionate, loving man, patient and slow to anger he loved his family and treasured all of his time with them, […]

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Katherine Louise Coplen
November 15, 1946 - September 9, 2023

Katherine Louise Coplen, 76, of Kountze, died Saturday, September 9, 2023. She was born on November 15, 1946, in Port Arthur, to Thelma Louise Miller McCullough and T.E. McCullough. Katherine retired as a physical therapist aid. Survivors include her sons, Craig Coplen, Jr. and Carl Coplen and his wife, Amanda; and daughter-in-law, Carol Lee Coplen, all of Kountze; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and sister, Faye Alston of Lumberton. She is preceded in death by her husband, Craig Coplen, Sr.; parents, Vertice Carl and Thelma Louise Faulk; father, Thomas McCullough; and sister, Bonnie Sue Simon. Mrs. Coplen’s cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.

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Eldon Joseph Soileau
July 24, 1941 - September 9, 2023

Eldon Joseph Soileau, 82, of Beaumont, died Saturday, September 9, 2023, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont. He was born on July 24, 1941, to Lydia Marie Borque Soileau and Elta Soileau, in Pine Forest, and was a United States Marine Veteran. Eldon was a member of Pipefitter’s Local 195 and served on the Pipefitter’s Pension Plan as Trustee and Chairman of the Board. A lifelong supporter of employee rights, he was very active in local and statewide politics and worked as a volunteer and staff member in numerous statewide campaigns. As President of the Sabine Area Central Labor Council, he kept abreast of legislation before the Texas State Legislature and U.S. Congress and effectively advocated the concerns of construction workers and those employed in the petro-chemical industry. Eldon was later recruited to serve as a Director for the Human Resources Development Institute associated with the National AFL-CIO. While in this position, […]

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James Patrick Core
March 25, 1964 - September 5, 2023

James Patrick Core, 59, of Kountze, died Tuesday, September 5, 2023. He was born March 25, 1964, in Sulphur, Louisiana, to Helen Burton Core and Harold Core. Pat is survived by his daughters, Aimee McQueen and her husband, Michael, of Mauriceville and Rachel Core of Austin; grandchildren, Kyle Ridgaway, Caydence McQueen, and Hadley McQueen; siblings, Donnie Core and his wife, Denise, of Silsbee; Bobby Core of Beaumont; Teri Mitchell of Kountze; Hal Walker and his husband, Steve, of Houston; and Eric Malnassey and his wife, Misty, of Kyle;  numerous nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Gina Core; and girlfriend, Gina Martel.  He is preceded in death by his mother, Helen Burton Core; father, Harold Core and his wife, Ginney; brother-in-law, Mike Mitchell; and niece, Jennifer Core. A gathering of Mr. Core’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. […]

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Dorothy Marie Lewis
February 28, 1942 - September 3, 2023

Dorothy “Dot” Lewis, 81, of Buna, died Sunday, September 3, 2023.  She was born on February 28, 1942, in Buna, to Gladys Wilkinson Harris and Friday Harris. Dot enjoyed watching “As the World Turns” with her sisters and mother every day at 1:00 p.m., until the show ended.  She loved Christmas and enjoyed being with her family.  She will forever remain a loving mother and Maw Maw. Survivors include her daughters, Sonja McMullen and her husband, Doug, of Waller and Kim Mottu and Kechia Mullins, both of Buna; son, Tracy Tillman of Roganville; grandchildren, Russell Wade Bearden, Brittany Jade Mullins, Courtney Quinn Mullins, Summer Breanne Mottu, and Chasity Tillman; great-grandchildren, Kora and Maci; sisters, Jackie Peters and Shirley Luman, both of Evadale; and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.  She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Larry Harris; and sisters, Ruby McMillian, Maxine […]

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Shirley Raye Bertrand
November 9, 1941 - September 1, 2023

Shirley Raye Jantz Bertrand, 81, of Lumberton, died Friday, September 1, 2023.  She was born on November 9, 1941, in Tyler, to Lanora Hunter Jantz and Orlando Ira Jantz. The family moved to Beaumont, where she attended South Park Schools and graduated in 1959.  Shirley attended Lamar and received a degree in Education.  She taught high school math for twenty-six years.  She loved traveling in the RV, spending time fishing, as often as she could, and china painting with a special group of ladies. Shirley became a Christian while attending Highland Avenue Baptist Church and she later became the church organist at South Park Baptist Church.  She moved to Lumberton and attended First Baptist Church of Silsbee where she played the organ for a few years.  Shirley played the organ in churches for a total of sixty years.  She also played her harp at church and at her home.  She […]

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Esther Ruth Newell
August 1, 1941 - August 30, 2023

“My health may fail, and my spirit grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart and He is mine forever.” Psalms 73:26 On August 30, 2023, Esther Ruth Newell went home to her Lord and Savior.  Esther was born on August 1, 1941, to Richard Young McDonald and Emma Pauline Farmer McDonald in Lexington, Mississippi.  She marred the love of her life, Kenneth Newell on May 6, 1960, in Quanah, Texas.  Over time she became the mother to four boys and eventually made their home in Lumberton, Texas. Esther’s unwavering love for God was an inspiration to her husband, family, and everyone who knew her.  The love, honor, and respect she had for her husband was biblical and her unconditional love and support for her boys was the definition of a mother’s love. Esther joined her husband traveling and building churches while making new friends along the way. […]

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Claude Martin “C.M.” Carruth
July 19, 1927 - August 18, 2023

Claude Martin Carruth went to be with the Lord and his beloved wife, Mary, on Friday, August 18, 2023, at Silsbee Oaks Health Care, Hardin County, Texas. After living 96 wonderful years, he peacefully passed on to Heaven surrounded by his loving family.  Claude was born on Tuesday, July 19, 1927, in Welch, Louisiana. He was the third son of Henry Thomas Carruth and Gertrude Stagg Carruth.  At the time of his death, this fine Christian gentleman was a faithful member of Crestwood Baptist Church, Lumberton, Texas.  For over 60 years, Claude Carruth was active within the Lumberton and Beaumont communities, where he was highly respected and well-loved. He was always willing to offer his help and his many talents, as well as a sweet smile and kind word to others. To know Claude Martin Carruth was to be blessed. On February 14, 1948, Claude married the love of his […]

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Robert Gerald Sturrock
July 15, 1940 - August 17, 2023

Robert Gerald Sturrock, 83, of Buna, died Thursday, August 17, 2023. He was born on July 15, 1940, in Colmesneil, to Annie Lee Faircloth and James Clinton Sturrock. Gerald was a United States Veteran having served in the Marines. He was a member of Freedom Fellowship of Silsbee. Survivors include his wife of fifty-eight years, Dianne Sturrock, of Buna; daughter, Teri Gorum and her husband, Sheldon, of Silsbee; granddaughters, Sydney Gorum of Lumberton and Morgan Hawkins and her husband, Saylor, of Beaumont; sister, Barbara House and her husband, Thorton, of Kingwood; sister-in-law, Jo Sturrock of Chester; many nieces and nephews, and a host of spiritually adopted family members. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Harold Sturrock. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions for Mr. Sturrock may be made to MD Anderson Acute Leukemia Research Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210-4486. A gathering of Mr. Sturrock’s […]

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Jim “JP” Wells
April 17, 1930 - August 14, 2023

Jim “JP” Wells, 93, of Lumberton, died Monday, August 14, 2023. He was born on April 17, 1930, to Florence Gilbert Wells and Vernon Wells, in Newton County, and was a veteran of the United States Army. JP has been a Mason since 1956 and a member of Cosmopolitan Lodge # 872 A.F. & A.M., in Port Arthur. He worked for Texaco for twelve years and Dupont for thirty years and served as a reserve officer for the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office for twenty years. Survivors include his son, Greg Wells; daughter, Kelli Pickering and her husband, Gene; grandchildren, Jacob Wells and Jessica Wells of Lumberton, Ashley Cobb and her husband, Matt, of Evadale, and Chelsea Hooker and her husband, Boogie, of Lumberton; great-grandchildren, Dustin Cobb and Siah Hooker; and sister, Betty Sue Wells Loukas of Beaumont. He is preceded in death by his parents; wives, Irene Angelle Wells and […]

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Melva Dawn Evans
February 27, 1929 - August 7, 2023

Melva Dawn Evans, 94, of Sour Lake, went to be with her Heavenly Father, Monday, August 7, 2023.  She was born on February 27, 1929, in Wisner, Nebraska, to Angeline Odessa Jenik Schulz and Erwin Henry Carl Schulz. Melva enjoyed growing up on a farm.  She graduated from Sedgwick High School in 1946, where she was the pianist for the school choir.  After graduating from high school, she attended Barnes Business College in Denver, Colorado, from September 1946 until May 1948, taking classes in accounting, typing, shorthand, and court reporting.  She was a member of the Jane Phillips Sorority. Melva married her pen pal from World War II, Calvin B. Evans of Berwick, Louisiana, on September 28, 1949.  They were married for fifty-six years and had four children. In 1967 she graduated from Lamar University earning her Real Estate License.  Melva was a self-employed Real Estate and Insurance Agent from […]

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Ray B McCreery
May 11, 1939 - August 2, 2023

Ray B. McCreery, 84, of Silsbee, died Wednesday, August 2, 2023.  He was born on May 11, 1939, in Doddridge, Arkansas, to Inez Killian McCreery and Audry Doyle McCreery. Survivors include his daughters, Judi Thompson and her husband, Marty, of Crystal Beach; Cyndi Pickard and her husband, Jerry, Sr., of Rosevine; and Anita Rice and her husband, Jeff, Sr., of Lumberton; grandchildren, Stephanie Ceja and her husband, Erick, of Nederland; Audrey Craig and her husband, Robert, of Wildwood; Hollie Perez and her husband, Jason, of Hemphill; Jerry Pickard, Jr. and his wife, Jessica, of Rosevine; Jeffrey Rice, Jr. and his wife, Kristen, of Groves; Matthew Rice and his wife, Rhiana, of Port Neches; and Erica Clark and her husband, Allen, of Lumberton; eighteen great-grandchildren; stepdaughters, Sheryl Nesloney and her husband, Rick, of Beaumont and Belinda Kirkland and her husband, David, of Shepherd; and sister, Rosalie Jarosz of Keystone Heights, Florida. […]

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Randy Glenn Best
November 24, 1953 - August 2, 2023

Randy Glenn Best, 69, of Lumberton, died Wednesday, August 2, 2023.  He was born on November 24, 1953, in Port Arthur, Texas, to Sue Pipkin Best and Jack Glenn Best. Randy began working at Texaco in 1972. He married his wife Beth, January 31, 1976. They have since been blessed with 2 children, 4 grandchildren and one great grandchild on the way. Randy retired from Shell after 42 years of dedicated service. In his spare time, Randy enjoyed all things motorcycle, singing and playing his horns in church, NASCAR, classic cars, and spending time with his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him. Survivors include his wife, Beth Best; mother, Sue Best of Lindale; children, Meryl Hughes and her husband, Stephen, of Vidor and Jared Best and his wife, Stephanie, of Nederland; grandchildren, Dillon Hughes, Ethan Hughes, Jackson Best, and Emery Best; […]

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Judith Louise Bailey
January 16, 1950 - July 27, 2023

Judith Louise Bailey, 73, of Silsbee, died Thursday, July 27, 2023. She was born on January 16, 1950, in Beaumont, to Elaine Kundo Rials and Wilbur Fred Rials. Survivors include her children, Chris Bean and his wife, Brenda Lee-Hulsey, of Kountze; Patricia Bailey of Houston; Charles Dowl Bailey, Jr. and his wife, Debra Ann, of Lumberton; Brian Bean and his wife, Elisabeth, of Beaumont; grandchildren, Sean Bourgeois and his wife, Brittany, of Houston; Jacob Bailey and his wife, Sasha, of Lumberton; Taylor Moreno and her husband, Anthony, of Lumberton; Phillip Bourgeois and his wife, Adreana, of Houston; Charles Gage Bailey of Lumberton; Elizabeth Bourgeois of Houston; Faisal Murshed; Aiyan Murshed; Aiyaz Murshed all of Houston; and Colt Michael Bean of Port Neches; great-grandchildren, Bradlei Bailey; Lyrik Bailey; Karson Bailey; Raelynn Moreno; Reece Moreno; Raiden Moreno; Noah Bourgeois; Landon Bourgeois; Aliyah Bourgeois; and Xavier Guzman; brother, Jerome Rials of Houston. She […]

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Patsy “Pat” Louise Cooper
November 24, 1929 - July 22, 2023

Patsy “Pat” Louise Cooper passed peacefully with family on July 22, 2023, donning her notorious red lipstick as she left this world for the next. Pat was born in Warren, Texas on November 24, 1929. She was the fourth of six children born to Walter Lee and Reeda Kincaid. Throughout her long life she was fiercely independent and resourceful. She graduated from Warren High School at the young age of 16. After that, she began working, traveling, and enjoying all of life’s experiences. In the late 50’s, she met the love of her life, L.B. Cooper, in a café in downtown Beaumont while on her coffee break; they married in a simple ceremony a short time later. In 1965, she was blessed with her only child, her beloved son Preston. She was a dedicated mother and wife, but truly shined when she became a grandmother. Thirty-two years ago, Pat became […]

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John Luther Horton
November 1, 1966 - July 21, 2023

John Luther Horton, 56, of Vidor, died Friday, July 21, 2023. He was born on November 1, 1966, in Beaumont, to Verna May Sanders Horton and Thomas Hoyt Horton. Survivors include his son, John Gabriel Horton and his wife, Nona Anthony, of Vidor; grandchildren, Korbyn Horton, Kymlee Horton, and Karsyn Horton; siblings, Melissa Horton and her husband, James, of Hornbeck, Louisiana. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Stephanie Lewing; and brother, Tommy Horton. A gathering of Mr. Horton’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with his funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 29, 2023, at Deweyville United Pentecostal Church, 827 County Road 4156, Deweyville, with his interment to follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, Hornbeck, Louisiana.

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Kimberly Denise Horton
March 10, 1967 - July 18, 2023

Kimberly Denise Horton, 56, of Vidor, died Tuesday, July 18, 2023. She was born on March 10, 1967, in Hemphill, to Catherine Teresa Brewer Stroud and Sam Houston Stroud. Survivors include her son, John Gabriel Horton and his wife, Nona Anthony, of Vidor; grandchildren, Korbyn Horton, Kymlee Horton, and Karsyn Horton; mother, Catherine Stroud of Vidor; Brother, Sam Stroud and his wife, Becky, of Vidor; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father, Sam Stroud. A gathering of Mrs. Horton’s friends and family will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 20, 2023, at Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, 21987 Interstate 10, Vidor. Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 21, 2023, at Chruch of the Lord Jesus Christ, with her interment to follow at PineHill Cemetery, Hemphill.

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Arnold Dewayne Gill
November 14, 1946 - July 17, 2023

Arnold Dewayne Gill, 76, of Buna, died Monday, July 17, 2023. He was born on November 14, 1946, in Starks, Louisiana, to Janie Perkins Gill and Johnny Gill. Arnold worked for BNSF railroad for 39 years and then went to work for ECONOrail for 17 years before he retired. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Gill; children, Burton Gill and his wife, Jamie, of Silsbee; and Aaron Gill and his wife, Valerie, of Beaumont; grandchildren, Chad Gill and his wife, Ashlee, of Buna; Dalton Gill and his wife, Maycie, of Silsbee; Dylan Gill; Carly Gill; Anthony Gill, Jr.; Dakota Gill; Chase Gill; Angel Gill; Daylon Gill; Keeslyn Graham; Braydon Gill; Kaylee Gill; Ryan Graham; Travis Gill; Aarolyn Gill; five great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley Patenaude of Connecticut; brother Reverend John Harris and his wife, Jerrie, of Arlington. He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Anthony Gill; and sister, Dorothy Lou Tillman. […]

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