Obituaries

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Maurice Vickery

Maurice “Joe” Vickery, 64, of Kountze, died Thursday, June 25, 2015. A native of Beaumont, he was a United States Army veteran and a retired narcotic officer. Survivors include his wife, Pat Vickery; sons, Chris Vickery and wife Kim of Silsbee and Mark Vickery and wife Michele of Colorado; stepchildren, Deborah Walker and husband Wayne of Vidor, Mike Laird and wife Jill of Kountze and Terri Neuville and husband Terry of Baton Rouge; sister, Delores Bares and husband Johnny of Beaumont; and ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Committal was handled by Broussard’s Crematorium in Beaumont.

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Rosanna Kroemeke

Funeral services for Rosanna Marie Faraci Kroemeke, 69, of Lumberton were at 2:00 p.m. Saturday June 27, 2015 at St. Mark Catholic Church in Silsbee under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home with interment following at R.S. Farmer Cemetery. Visitation was Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with the Rosary starting at 7:00 p.m. Mrs. Kroemeke passed away at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont on Wednesday June 24, 2015. She was a native of Beaumont and a longtime resident of Lumberton. She was a retired phlebotomist at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Mrs. Kroemeke is preceded in death by her parents Salvadore and Marinel Galiano Faraci; husband Ferdinand Kroemeke; and brother Vincent Faraci. Survivors include son Eric Kroemeke and wife Allison of Lumberton; daughters Catherine Kroemeke of Lumberton and Angela Kroemeke of Beaumont; brother Salvadore Faraci of Beaumont; sister Marinel Bruemer of California; and five grandchildren Christopher, Joseph, Zachary, Autumn and Alexis.

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Timberlee Gossett

Timberlee Kaye Gossett, 22, of Kountze, died Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Funeral service was Sunday, June 28 at Corner Stone Baptist Church in Kountze with burial following in Herrington- Hart Cemetery in Kountze under the direction of Broussard’s Mortaury, also in Kountze. Born in Beaumont, she was a 2011 graduate of Kountze High School, attended Stephen F. Austin University and worked at Wal-Mart in Lumberton. Survivors include her mother, Kayce Gossett Richardson; grandfather, Jerry Morgan of Kountze; and grandmother, Linda Gossett of Orange.

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Colleen Bonnin

Colleen Alexa Bonnin, 45, of Silsbee, died Saturday, June 27, 2015. Amemorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 3 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee. Her committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium in Beaumont. A native of Beaumont, she worked for Better Bail Bonds. Survivors include her son, Lee Thomas Bonnin of Beaumont; mother, Marlene Wood of Silsbee; sisters, Suzanne Sherrill of Lake Charles, Donna Wood of Riverside, California, Julia Dapasqule and husband Don of Houston and Sheila Busceme and husband Greg of Beaumont; stepdaughter, Emily Bonnin; and one step-grandchild.

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Jewel McGowan

Funeral services for Jewel Denson McGowan, 95, of Warren were at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 29, 2015 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with interment following at Richardson Cemetery. Visitation was from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mrs. McGowan passed away June 24, 2015 near Colmesneil. A native of Big Sandy, Jewel was longtime resident of Warren. She was a homemaker. She is preceded in death by parents Samuel James and Elva Freeman Denson, husband Nathan Charles Mc- Gowan, Jr.; daughter Doris Elva Rogers and sisters Lucy Howell, Eva Shandley, Lois Seaman and Lillian Hoffman. Survivors include sons, Tom McGowan and wife Charlotte of Beaumont, Wayne Mc- Gowan and wife Karen of Warren and Dwight Mc- Gowan and wife Kristie of Tyler; daughter, Jean Moffett of Birmingham, Alabama; grandchildren Tommy D.

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Sharon Morgan

Sharon Kaye Morgan, 68, of Kountze, died Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Funeral service was Sunday, June 28 at Corner Stone Baptist Church in Kountze with burial following in Herrington- Hart Cemetery in Kountze under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary, also in Kountze. Survivors include her husband, Jerry Morgan; children, Kayce Richardson of Kountze, Wesley Gossett and wife Monica of Vidor and Jude Morgan and wife Brandi and Tony Morgan and wife Amanda, all of Silsbee; and 12 grandchildren.

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Betty O’Bannion

Betty Ruth Kinsala O’Bannion, 89, of Lumberton, died Saturday, June 27, 2015 at her home. A graveside service was Tuesday, June 30 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary in Beaumont. A native of Palmer, she was a longtime resident of Lumberton. Survivors include daughter, Beverly Hooks and husband Roy of Lumberton; son, Drake O’Bannion and wife Bridget of Lumberton; and eight grandchildren and nine greatgrandchildren.

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Doris Rogers

Funeral services for Doris Elva Rogers, 62, of Warren were at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 29, 2015 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with interment following at Richardson Cemetery. Visitation was from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mrs. Rogers passed away June 24, 2015 near Colmesneil. A native of Beaumont, Doris was a longtime Warren resident. She was a graduate of Warren High School and Lamar University and was a substitute teacher with Kountze ISD. She is preceded in death by her parents, Nathan and Jewel McGowan. Survivors include husband of 22 years, Aubrey Rogers of Warren; sons, David Allen Monteaux, Jr. and wife Melissa of Wildwood and Chad Anthony Monteaux and wife Charlena of Nederland; daughters, Lisa Moore and husband Chris of Kirbyvilleand Amy Powers and husband John of Jourdanton; brothers, Tom D.

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Pat Beard

Masonic graveside services for Samuel Arwin “Pat” Beard, 97, of Silsbee will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 3, 2015 at Campground Cemetery in Woodville under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home. Visitation will be 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Beard passed away June 23, 2015 at Arboretum of Winnie Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Pat was a native of Kirbyville and a longtime resident of Silsbee. He was a retired salesman. He is preceded in death by his parents James and Ada Beard; wife Irene Beard and brothers Turk Beard and Homer Beard. Survivors include sons, Lonnie Beard and wife Edie of Dayton and Tommy Beard of Silsbee; sisters, Bonnie Carter of Belton and Blanche Richardson of Kirbyville; grandchildren Ashley Freithe, Lonise Lawrence and Jeremy Beard and five great grandchildren.

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Sue Sirmons

Funeral services for Sue Sirmons, 88, of Silsbee were at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Farmer Funeral Home with interment following at Antioch Cemetery in Buna. Visitation was from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Sirmons passed away June 27, 2015 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Sue was a native of Elizabeth, Louisiana and a longtime Silsbee resident. She was a homemaker She is preceded in death by her parents Leonard and Lillie Caldwell; husband James “Sonny” Sirmons and sisters Betty Lou McBride and Alice Joy Massey. Survivors include son, Lonnie Sirmons and wife Brenda of Silsbee; daughter, Glenda Sue Dennis and husband LeRoy of Corpus Christi; and six grandchildren Carla Messina, Michelle Johnson, James Littlepage, Michael Sirmons, Amanda Brown and Cody Sirmons.

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