Obituaries

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Norwood Sirmons Jr.

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Clint Gray

Funeral services for Clint Anderson Gray, 38, of Silsbee were at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Farmer Funeral Home with interment following in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Chester. Visitation began at 5:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mr. Gray died July 9, 2014 at his residence. A native and lifelong resident of Silsbee, Clint worked as an operator for MeadWesvaco. He was a member of Freedom Fellowship Church in Silsbee. Clint is preceded in death by his father, John E Gray. Left to cherish his memories are his mother, Virginia Gray of Silsbee; daughters, Kaitlyn Gray, Isabella Gray and Gabriella Gray; step-children, Ashley and Brian; brother, Gregg Gray and wife Michele of Silsbee; sister, Audra Kirkendall and husband Roger of Buna; nephew Garrett Gray; nieces Jami, Jessica and Leanna and great niece Jaci.

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Frances Langston

Frances Bevil Langston, 87, of Port Neches, died Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont. She was born in Silsbee on January 10, 1927, and graduated from Nederland High School in 1944. Frances then attended Hotel Dieu School of Nursing in Beaumont, receiving her diploma as a Registered Nurse and earning an Associate Degree inApplied Sciences from Lamar College in 1947. Frances began her sixty-seven year career in nursing working as an office nurse for Lamar Bevil,MD, then as an assistant night supervisor in ER at Hotel Dieu, and then as head nurse in pediatrics. She began working for Nederland Independent School District in 1950 as a school nurse, retiring forty-four years later, in 1995. She also worked many summers at Hotel Dieu and St. Elizabeth Hospitals. After retirement, Frances volunteered her nursing services at St.Anthony Cathedral School and St.

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Jessie Cutwright

Jessie Earl Cutwright, 58, of Silsbee, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral service will be at 3:15 p.m. Saturday, July 19 at New Hope Baptist Church in Silsbee under the direction of J.B. Coleman Memorial Mortuary in Silsbee with burial following in Hickory Grove Cemetery, also in Silsbee. Viewing will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the church. A native and livelong resident of Silsbee, he worked as a laborer. Survivors include his wife, Pandora Cutwright of Port Arthur; godchild, April Barnes; mother, BessieMae Cutwright of Silsbee; brothers, Sidney Barnes and Ray Charles Cutwright, both of Silsbee, Elmore Cutwright Jr. and wife Ann of Kountze, Lester Cutwright and wife Deidra of Port Arthur, and Jerome Cutwright of SanAugustine; and sisters, Betty Faye Hudson of Huntsville, Sadie Jackson and husband Jerry of Silsbee, and Katie Sue Holman and husband John of San Augustine.

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Robert Harlan

Robert Daniel Harlan, 36, of Silsbee, died Sunday, July 13, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 2 at North Bon Ami Missionary Baptist Church in Kirbyville under the direction of Broussard’sMortuary in Silsbee. Committal was handled by Broussard’s Crematorium in Beaumont. Survivors include his children, Robert Daniel Harlan II of Silsbee and Dakotah Harlan of Taylorsville, Utah; mother, Louise Linder-Hall and her husband Kevin; father, Mike Linder; grandmothers, Shirley Fielders of Akron, Ohio and Dorothy Linder of Pearland; brother, Willie Linder and wife Brandi of Kirbyville; and sisters, Nicole Feldkanp and husband Jacob of Frisco and Jennie Linder and husband RobertWatkins of Lumberton.

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Dewitt Graham Jr.

Dewitt Clinton Grahma Jr., 89, of Kountze, died Thursday, July 10, 2014. A native of Crystal Springs, Mississippi, he was a retired supervisor with Mobil Chemical and he was a United States Army/Air Force veteran. Survivors include his wife, Eunice Lee Harper; children, Carol Graham Laughlin and husband John of Port Neches, Judy Graham and Susan Graham and husband John Moran, all of Lumberton and Ronnie D. Graham of Brazoria; sisters, Louise McDowell of Beaumont and Joann Ramsey of Mississippi; and six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. His committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium.

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Steven Wright

Steven Earl Wright, 58, died Thursday, July 10, 2014. Survivors include daughter, BrandiWright and husband Rodney Winfrey of Sea Brook; son, Justin EarlWright of Sea Brook; mother, Jane Wright of Lumberton; sister, Kathy Gobert and husband Kenny of Lumberton; and one grandchild. No funeral service. Arrangements under the direction of Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton. much more than give medications and bandage wounds, she humbly gave of herself to help others who were in need. She said helping students to be healthy and prevent diseases was a wonderful teaching experience for her and that a smile, thank you, or a hug from a student when a health service was rendered was very rewarding. Her gentle, calming touch could put a child’s fear at ease if injured or if frightened during an asthma attack. Often a trip to Mrs. Langston’s office could result in
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Phyllis White

Phyllis JoyWhite, 77, of Lumberton, died Friday, July 11, 2014. A native of Memphis, Tennessee, she had worked as a cosmetology instructor. Survivors include her daughters, Stephanie Hooks of Lumberton, Rebecca Lucas and husband Jerry of Chester, Virginia, Phyllis O’Brien and husband Michael of St. Louis, Missouri, and Mary Greer and husband Gil of Silsbee; brother, Dr. Robert Lee Stevens and wife Elizabeth of Durrant, Oklahoma; and 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium in Beaumont.
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Gilbert Henley

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“Bo” Dykes

Duncan “Bo” Frank Dykes, 83, of Lumberton, died Monday, July 14, 2014. Funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 18 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee with burial following in Rockland Cemetery in Rockland. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, July 17 at the funeral home. Anative of Rockland, he retired from Ironworkers Local 125 with 50 years service. He was a member of Show River Lodge #385, AF&AM in Spurger. Survivors include daughter, Sheree Brushaber and husband Jeff of Lumberton; son, David Dykes of Houston; and three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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