Obituaries

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Emma Glenn

Our mother, Emma Dean Glenn, 87, passed from us into the arms of her dear Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 23, 2015. She had a long and hard battle against disease but no more. Her father and mother, Van and Emma Sturrock, had died a number of years ago. Also her husband, Nemmie Glenn had died last year. She is survived by her two children, her son Thomas Lloyd Bell and wife Patricia; and her daughter Melinda Bell Cook and husband Rufus. Also she had four grandchildren Kathryn Hope Cook, Christopher Stuart Bell, Nicholas Andrew Bell, and Jennifer Lauren Bell and four great grandchildren Ayden Chase Bell, Emma Rose Bell, MacKenzie Shuff, Tristin Bell and Brooklynn Bell, each of whom was dear and precious to her, and many friends and family.

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Patsy Whitmire

Patsy Jean Whitmire, 59, of Silsbee and a native of Pascagoula, Mississippi, died Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Funeral service was Saturday, June 20 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee with burial following in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont. Survivors include her daughter, Jennifer Lynn Tackett of Evadale; mother, Helen Dunaway of Silsbee; siblings, Larry Charles Dunaway and wife Kathi of Call, and Janice Plaunty and husband Albert and Keith Dunaway and wife Melinda, all of Silsbee; and two grandchildren.

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Robert Neely

Robert Dale Neely, 66, of Vidor died Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 26 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following in Franks Branch Cemetery in Fred. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. at the funeral home. A native of Kirbyville, he had had lived in Vidor 25 years and was a retired pipefitter out of Local 195. Survivors include his daughter, Rodona Neely of Nederland; brothers, Sammy Neely and wife Henri of Vidor, Norman Neely and wife Carol of Lumberton and George Neely and wife Beth of Hemphill; half-brother, Eddie Neely of Beaumont; sisters, Carolyn Tucker of Lumberton, Delores Atkinson and husband Carter of Fairmont, and Debra McKinley and husband Bradley and Verna “Tutti” Price and husband Charles “Bimbo”, all of Lumberton; and one grandchild.

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Earl Shaver

Earl Shaver, 76, of Silsbee, died Sunday, June 21, 2015 at his home. A native of Burkeville, he was a longtime resident of Woodville before moving to Spurger about a year ago. He was a self-employed tree trimmer. Survivors include his wife, Doris Shaver of Spurger; sons, Earl Henry Shaver of Kentucky and Ira Steven Shaver of St. Claire, Florida; daughters, Mary Christine Creel and Janet Renee Shaver Dayton, both of Silsbee and Kimberly Dawn Shaver Essary of Spurger; brother, Carl Shaver of Jasper; and 16 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. Cremation was entrusted with Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee. Arrangements for a memorial service will be made at a later date.

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Billy Simmons Sr.

Billy Ray Simmons Sr., 61, of Lumberton, died Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Winnie Community Hospital in Winnie. Funeral service was Saturday, June 20 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze. Committal will be at Broussard’s Crematorium in Beaumont. A native of Kountze, he worked as a machinist with Riverside Machine Shop in Kountze. Survivors included his son, Billy “Little Billy” Simmons Jr. of Lumberton; brothers, Jimmy Simmons of Silsbee, Eddie Simmons of Livingston, and Tony Simmons and wife Nadine of Lumberton; sister, Nola Coleman of Kountze; and two grandchildren.

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Donald Monson

Funeral service for Donald David Monson was at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday June 23, 2015 at Farmer Funeral Home with interment following at Morse Cemetery in Buna. Visitation was Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Monson was a native of Port Arthur and a longtime resident of Buna. Donald was a retired construction worker, and a member of the Buna Volunteer Fire Department. He is preceded in death by his parents A. J. and Reona Jones Monson; and brothers Bobby Monson and Ronald Monson. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Carol Bean Monson of Buna; sons, Donald David Monson Jr. and wife Lula and Robert Arthur Joseph Monson, both of Buna; daughters, Dawn Renee Monson and Christiana Diana Nicole Monson, both of Buna; brother, Melvin Monson of Independence, Louisiana; and one grandchild Fatima Mirama Moberg of Baytown.

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Ruby Strother

Ruby May Strother, 78, of Silsbee, died Tuesday, June 9, 2015. Funeral service was Saturday, June 13 at The Church of Silsbee with burial following in Old Hardin Cemetery in Kountze under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee. A native of Oklahoma, she was a retired public school cafeteria worker. Survivors include her children, Jessie Sallas of Fred, Ruben Strother and wife Judy, Sandra Patton and husband Darwin and Audrey Ledesma, all of Silsbee; sisters, Helen Bailey, Betty Jo Osterson and Ruthie Connier; and 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

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Bob Carroll

Bob Charles Carroll, 76, of Wildwood, died Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Amemorial service was Tuesday, June 23 at Wildwood Baptist Church in Village Mills under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze. Committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium in Beaumont. A native of Livingston and a resident of Wildwood since 2002, he was a United States Navy veteran and was retired from Chevron Chemical in Orange. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Bingham Carroll of Wildwood; daughter, Teresa Safer and husband Terry of Nashville, Tennessee; sister, Kay Novak and husband Jimmy of Flatonia; and two grandchildren and one greatgrandchild.

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Christine Bowie

Christine Bowie, 84, of Silsbee died June 7, 2015 at her residence. Mrs. Bowie was born in Navasota and was a long time resident of Silsbee. She was a retired beautician. Christine is survived by her daughter Retha Hanks of Lumberton; grandchildren Jodi Sue Christine Hill and husband Derrick and Jeannie Marie Hill and husband Joe, and great grandchildren Dylan Hill, Joey Hill, Grant Carrell, Kaden Copes and Harper Hill.

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Allen Garland Hathaway

Allen Garland Hathaway, Jr. (A.G), age 79, of Lumberton, passed from this world Tuesday morning. Born 05/06/1936 in Orange, Texas to A.G, Sr. (Buck) and Ollie Mae (Boyer) Hathaway, he was the oldest of 3 sons. He lived in Orange until the age of 6 when the family moved to Buna. He graduated Buna High School in May of 1954. In June of 1954, A.G. joined the U.S. Marine Corp serving 21 years and retired with the rank of Master Sergeant. During his military career, he served 3 tours in Vietnam. During the war he worked as a surveyor, plotting infrastructure for base camps. As a master marksman, A.G. earned many championship metals for rifle and pistol matches. After retiring from service in 1976 A.G. went to work for Smith International as a directional driller. He traveled the world with Smith International until1987. In 1997 A.G. and his wife, Sandy, opened A.G.’s Feed & Seed in Silsbee. Until his recent illness he could be found working there seven days a week. A.G.

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