Obituaries

Wed
27
Aug

Jo Owens

Jo Owens (Buttons Flanakin) 62, of Round Rock, TX died Thursday evening August 14, 2014 in her home after a very long fight against cancer. She was in hospice care for 3 months prior to her death. She leaves her husband, Noland Owens of Round Rock, TX; two daughters and their husbands, Heather Steinkuehler and husband Chris of Victoria, TX andAngelia Hope Paffe and husband Dan of Georgetown TX.; eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren; a sister, Leighann Arinderle and a brother, Jerry Jones, both of Silsbee, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Ennis (G.E.) Flanakin and Ouida Mae Flanakin, both of Silsbee. She was born on October 29, 1951 in Silsbee, TX where her father, G.E. was in the logging business for many years. She was very active in her community and always loved doing volunteer work in and around town. She was a high school cheerleader and class queen.

Wed
27
Aug

Larry Jenkins

Larry Gene Jenkins, 63, of Silsbee, died Sunday, August 24, 2014. He was born on November 17, 1950, in Silsbee, to Bobbie Jean Humble Jenkins and Harry Lee Jenkins. Survivors include his wife, Paula Hooks Jenkins; children, Shane Jenkins and his wife, Jennifer; Amy Jenkins; Heath Jenkins; and Hyrum Jenkins, all of Silsbee; grandchildren, Colby Jenkins, Austin Jenkins, Dakota Jenkins, and Jermarous Jenkins; sisters, Lana Jenkins of Silsbee; Janet Bourlon of Nacogdoches; and Pam Adams and Nancy McDonald and her husband, Corky, all of Silsbee; brothers, Daniel Jenkins and his wife, Belinda, of Vidor; and Jerry Jenkins and his wife, Judy and Bobby Jenkins, all of Silsbee; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Presley Jenkins; brothers, Harry Dwain Jenkins and Terry Jenkins, Sr.; and sister, Barbara Jean Jenkins. A gathering of Larry’s family and friends was from 5:00 p.m.

Wed
27
Aug

Roger Smart

Roger D. Smart, 60, of Silsbee, died Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Survivors include his partner, Melinda Downs of Silsbee; son, Roger D. Smart II of Silsbee; daughter, Sonya Forse of Silsbee; brother, Larry Smart of Silsbee; sister, Diane Knoblock of Splendora; and five grandchildren. Amemorial service will follow at a later date.

Wed
27
Aug

Maxine Hughes

Maxine Rashall Hughes, 95, of Silsbee and a native of Bon Weir, died Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Silsbee OaksHealth Care. Funeral service was at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, August 27) at Farmer Funeral Home with burial following in Ford Cemetery in Newton. Survivors include son, Edwin Hughes of Silsbee; daughter, Maybell Hepler of Silsbee; brother, Harold Rashall of Kirbyville; sister, Helen Herrin of Silsbee; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren.

Wed
27
Aug

Jerry Roy

Jerry Joseph Roy, 71, of Silsbee, died Sunday, August 24, 2014 at his home. Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday, August 27) at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee. Anative of St.Martinsville, Louisiana and a longtime resident of Silsbee, he was a retired roofer/carpenter. Survivors include his daughters, Regina Roy and Renee Roy, both of Silsbee; brothers, Philip Roy of Jasper and Raymond Roy of Kirbyville; sister, Lois Huff and husband Bobby of Beaumont; and three grandchildren.

Wed
27
Aug

Oscar Spell III

Oscar Frank Spell III, 65, of Silsbee, died Saturday,August 23, 2014 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 28 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following in R.S. FarmerMemorial Cemetery, also in Silsbee. A native of Beaumont, he was a pipefitter with Local 195. Survivors include sons, MichaelWayne Taylor of Silsbee and Oscar Frank Spell IV of Colorado; daughter, Melissa Kelly Colgate of Colorado; brother David Spell of Beaumont; sister, Geralyn Droptini of Euless; and three grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren.

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27
Aug

Becky Tucker

Becky Tucker, 66, of Kountze, died Tuesday, August 19, 2014. A memorial service was held Friday, August 22 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze. Her committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium in Beaumont. Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Jimmy Tucker; daughters, Kimberly Helen Tucker Cross and husband John of Kountze and Karen Kay Tucker Bartlett and husband Daniel of Port Neches; brothers, Gene Childress and Hugh Bishop and wife Paula, all of Memphis, Tennessee; sister, Kay Vandevender and husband Steve of Nashville, Tennessee; and three grandchildren.

Wed
27
Aug

William Ewing Jr.

William Howard “Willie” Ewing Jr., 78, of Kountze, died Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. A graveside service was held Saturday, August 23 at Old Hardin Cemetery in Kountze under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary, also in Kountze. A native and lifelong resident of Kountze, he retired with Drainage District 6 in Beaumont as an equipment operator. Survivors include son,Mike Ewing of Kountze; daughter, Amanda Marie EwingWright of Kountze; brother, Jimmy Ewing and wife Juanita of New Iberia, Louisiana; stepdaughters, Lavern Lamborn and husband David of Woodville and Nora Farias of Kountze; and four grandchildren.

Wed
20
Aug

Leo Burrows

Leo Burrows, 69, of Kountze, died Saturday, August 16, 2014 atMid-Jefferson Extended Care Hospital in Nederland. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 23 at the Greater Mt. Corinth Baptist Church in Kountze with burial following in Trinity Valley District Cemetery in Kountze under the direction of Donald E. Coleman Funeral Home, also in Kountze. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Survivors include his son, Trenton Burrows of Beaumont; sisters, Pearlie Powell and husband Cloyd ofWarren and Lustine Burrows of Kountze; and two grandchildren.

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20
Aug

Neva Huckaby

Neva Ilene Huckaby, 65, of Lumberton, died Friday, August 8, 2014. Funeral service was Tuesday, August 12 at Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton with burial following in Old Hardin Cemetery in Kountze. Survivors include daughter, Darlene Huckaby Van Dorn and husband Doug of Lumberton; son, Clarence Huckaby and wife Christina of Fannett; sisters, Donna Teller and husband Kenny of Faith, South Dakota, Pam Riffey and husband Tom of Wamego, Kansas, and Patty Hards of Netawaka, Kansas; brothers, Lawrence Traxler and wife Martha and Melvin Traxler, all of New Haven, Kentucky, Doyle Traxler of Shepherdsville, Kentucky and Richard and wife Jen of Roggen, Colorado; and one  grandchild.

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