Obituaries

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21
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Lester Coleman Sr.

Lester Carl Coleman Sr., 77, of Kountze, died Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Funeral service was Saturday, January 17 at Green Pine Missionary Baptist Church in Kountze with burial following in Houston VAMemorial National Cemetery in Houston under the direction of Donald E. Coleman Funeral Home in Kountze. Survivors include his sons, Lester C. Coleman Jr. and wife Kizzie of Rockwall, Keith L. Coleman and wife Regina of Fort Worth, and Kevin Coleman and wife Shelonda of Garland; sisters, Mary Adams and Shirley Simon, both of Kountze and Sharon Neil of Texarkana; brothers, Harwell Coleman of Dallas, George Coleman of Jasper, and Marvin Coleman and Donald Coleman, both of Woodville; and ten grandchildren.
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21
Jan

Ronald Williams

Ronald CurtisWilliams, 66, of Lumberton, died Sunday, January 18, 2015. Funeral service was at 10 a.m. today (January 21) at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Lumberton with burial following in Resthaven Cemetery in Silsbee under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee. He was a United States Air Force Vietnam veteran and was a retired screener with Exxon Mobil. Survivors include his wife, Margo Williams of Lumberton; son, Dale Williams and wife Amber of Lumberton; daughter, Patsy Marks and husband Dean of Groves; mother, Nell Williams Brock of Baytown; brother, Jimmy Williams of Copperas Cove; sisters, Pat Galloway and LavonWilliams, both of Baytown; and four grandchildren.
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21
Jan

Hildegard Bruce

Hildegard Bruce, 85, of Lumberton and a native of Germany, died Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Her graveside service was Saturday, January 17 at Antioch Cemetery in Lovelady under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee. Survivors include her daughters, Rosie Nelson and husband Tom of Lumberton and Cindy Westbrook and husband Darrell of Alexandria, Virginia; and five grandchildren.
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Jan

Michael Avery

Michael Earl Avery, 43, of Kountze, died Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral service was Sunday, January 18 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze with burial following at Antioch Cemetery in Buna. Survivors include his parents, Doretha Sue Dowden Avery and GordonMichaelAvery; sister, Libby Jordan and husband Tim of Marshall; and grandmothers, Bernice Dowden of Kountze and Mary Beard of Beaumont.
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Jan

Bernard Morris

Bernard E. Morris, 72, of Silsbee, died Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Funeral service was Thursday, January 15 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze with burial following in Fellowship Cemetery inWarren. A native of Pasadena, he retired from the Texas Forest Service. Survivors include his wife, Shirley; children, Pam Holland and husband Roger of Silsbee, Elizabeth Robinson and husband David and Jeanne Colley and husband Red, all of Woodville, and Allan Armstrong and wife Sheila of Silsbee; sister, Clara Mae and Johnny Reese; brothers, Bob Morris and wife Peggy, Jerrell Morris and wife Carolyn and Jerry Morris and wife Janice; and 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
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21
Jan

Charles LaRocca

Charles Michael “Bubba” LaRocca, 42, of Lumberton, died Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Funeral service was Saturday, January 17 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Beaumont with burial following in Magnolia Cemetery, also in Beaumont. A lifelong resident of the area, he worked as a senior officer specialist at the Federal Correctional Institution Beaumont, Federal Bureau of Prisons for many years, and retired in 2014. Survivors include his wife, Christie LaRocca; sons, Brenden LaRocca of Beaumont and Noah LaRocca and Kaleb Mitchell, both of Lumberton; daughters, Danielle Reeves of Village Mills, Kenedie King of Mauriceville and Charlie LaRocca of Beaumont; father, Charles LaRocca and wife Leann of Beaumont; sisters, Brandi Hernandez of Lumberton and Nicki LaRocca of Beaumont; and two grandchildren.
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Jan

Clayton Bass

Clayton Gene “Pinto” Bass, 63, of Silsbee died Saturday, January 17, 2015. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 29, 2015 at New Hope Baptist Church in Silsbee under the direction of Robinson’s Funeral Home, also in Silsbee. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Wednesday, January 28 at the church. A native and lifelong resident of Silsbee, he was a retired cross country truck driver. Survivors include his wife, Cassandra W. Bass of Silsbee; children, Calechiea Scruggs and Paul Bass, both of Houston, Virgil Bass and Clifton Bass, both of Jasper and Billy Boulwen, Tonya Davis, Elbert Bass, Joshua Bass, Jacoby Bass, Shasta Bass and Harley Bass, all of Silsbee; sisters, Janet Jones of Pleasure Island, and Mary Ann Smith and Nedra Drumgo, both of Houston; brother, Estus Hitchens of Spurger; and 14 grandchildren.
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Jan

C.W. Smith

C.W. Smith, 65, of Spurger, died Friday, January 16, 2015 at his home. Funeral service was Monday, January 19 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following in Franks Branch Cemetery in Fred. He was a United StatesMarine veteran, crane operator for Anthony Crane and was retired from Mead Westvaco in Evadale. Survivors include his sons, Chad Wayne Smith and Josh Spurlock, both of Silsbee; sisters, Sally Chance of Fred, Beckie Fogleman of Colfax, Louisiana andAnnie Elliott of Fred; and four grandchildren.
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Jan

Fletcher Strother

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Jan

Edna Sherman

Edna “Betty” Elizabeth Sherman, 89, of Lumberton, died Saturday, January 10, 2015. Anative of Brownsville, she worked forWestern Union for many years and had lived in Lumberton 27 years. Survivors include sons, Ben Sherman and wife Gina, Jimmy Sherman and wife Sue and Jim Bob Sherman Jr. and wife Maxine; daughter, Linda Gernentz; and 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

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