Obituaries

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Helen Faye Collier

Funeral service for Helen Faye Collier, 85, of Silsbee was at 2:00 p.m. Monday November 17, 2014 at First Baptist Church Silsbee with interment following at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation was from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Sunday at Farmer Funeral Home. Mrs. Collier passed away November 14, 2014 at her residence. She was born August 14, 1929 in Merryville, La. and was a longtime resident of Silsbee. Mrs. Collier is preceded in death by her parents,Abraham Lincoln and Bessie Lee Goins Padgett; husband, Joe Robert “JR” Collier; sister, Betty Jo Padgett; and a grandson, Michael Collier. Survivors include sons, Padgett Collier and wife Teri of Silsbee and Mike Collier and wife Renee of Silsbee; grandchildren, Crystal Yellott, Christi Anderson, Elizabeth Franks, Stephanie Pyle, Cypress Collier, Jamie Johnnie, Kendall Johnnie and David Smith; twelve great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
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19
Nov

Mary Ard

Funeral services for Mary Sue Ard, 88, of Silsbee were at 11:00 a.m.Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Farmer Funeral Home with interment following at Resthaven Cemetery in Silsbee. Visitation began at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Ard passed November 16, 2014 at PineArbor Healthcare. She was born in Haile, Louisiana and was a longtime resident of Silsbee. Mrs. Ard was a housewife and retired store manager for O’Bannions. Mary is preceded in death by her parents, T.W. and Bettie Davis Price; husband, L.G. Jack Ard; and daughter, Patsy Whiteside. Survivors include son, Lane Ard and wife Cindi of Silsbee; daughters, Renee Gallaspy and husband Eddy and Rita Herrington and husband Tim, all of Silsbee; sisters, Adena Price and Tommie Shofner, both of Shreveport; ten grandchildren and twenty-one great grandchildren.
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12
Nov

Evelyn Davis-Will

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12
Nov

Helen Sykes

Helen Joyce Sykes, 67, of Silsbee, diedMonday, Nov. 3, 2014 in Beaumont. Funeral service was Sunday, Nov. 9 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee with burial following in Hickory Grove Cemetery, also in Silsbee. A native of Colmesneil, she was a longtime resident of Silsbee. Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Rufus Sykes; brothers, Sylvester Wooten Jr. and Charles Edward Wooten Sr.; and sisters, Shirley Wooten, Dorothy White, Artisha Jones and Doris Moore.
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12
Nov

Patsy Amador

Patsy Ruth Amador, 50, of Silsbee, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 at Harbor Hospice. She was a native and longtime resident of Silsbee. Survivors include her parents, Robert Isbell and Iris Wright Isbell; sons, David Lowe of Silsbee and Derrick Elsbury of Lumberton; brother, Robert Bob Isbell and wife Rhonda of Silsbee; and four grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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12
Nov

Laura McLaughlin

Laura Anne McLaughlin, 38, of Silsbee, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. Born in Beaumont and a lifelong resident of Silsbee, she was owner of Images Salon in Silsbee. Survivors include her mother and father, Larry and Susan McLaughlin of Silsbee; and brother Jason McLaughlin and wife Amanda of Flower Mound. Visitation was Sunday, Nov. 9 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee.
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12
Nov

Robert Williams

Robert LeeWilliams, 72, of Silsbee and a native of San Bernardino, California, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. A graveside service was Thursday, Oct. 30 at Camp Ground Cemetery in Woodville under the direction of Riley Funeral Home in Woodville. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Irene Williams; daughter, Lynnette Cruse and husbandWayne ofWoodville; son, Kenneth L.Williams and wife Susan of Hawkins; and six grandchildren.
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12
Nov

Mildred Newell

Mildred E. Millie: Newell, 77, of Lumberton, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. A native of Camden, New Jersey, she had lived in Texas over 40 years. Survivors include daughters, June Turner and husband John and Rita Kirby; son, Roy Somers Sr. and wife Barbara; brother, Arthur Snellbaker Sr. and wife Martha; half sister, Carol Socash and husband Dennis; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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12
Nov

Ruby Sells

Ruby Jean Sells, 79, of Silsbee, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 at home. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 at Faith Temple Baptist Church in Silsbee under the direction of J.B. Coleman Memorial Mortuary, also in Silsbee with burial following in Hickory Grove Cemetery in Silsbee. Visitation will be from 9am-5pm Friday, Nov. 15 at the funeral home. A native and longtime resident of Silsbee, she was a homemaker. Survivors include daughters, Joyce Hunt of Fort Worth, Bernice Siggers and husband Travis, Brenda Edwards and husband Bobby, and Yvonne Martin and husband Clinton, all of Silsbee, Mary Joe Sells of Nacogdoches, and Marilyn Ford of Silsbee; sons, PastorMarshall Lee Sells Jr., Steven Sells, Dale Sells and wife Sheila, Atonio Rumons Sells and Chester Smith, all of Silsbee; and 31 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great-grandchildren.
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12
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Elgia Blount

Elgia Blount, 74 of Hemphill, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 in Hemphill. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 at Knox Chapel Baptist Church in Hemphill under the direction of Garner & Sons Funeral Home in San Augustine with burial following in Lanetown Cemetery, also in San Augustine. A native of San Augustine and formerly of Silsbee, he was a logger by trade and worked for many of the logging companies throughout the Southeast Texas area. Survivors include her daughters, Nelda Blount of PortArthur andMarla Blount-Adams and husband Clifford of Silsbee; brothers, Perry Blount of Silsbee and Roy Blount of Nacogdoches; sisters, Velmarine Jackson of Galveston and Earline Cooper of San Pablo, California; and eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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