Obituaries

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15
Jun

Katherine Speeler Henscey 1945-2016

After a very long battle with cancer Kay left us at 6:35 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, with her beloved sister, Pat Boyd, at her side.
Wed
15
Jun

Velma Fling

Velma Harrell Fling, 97, of Lumberton, died Thursday, June 9, 2016. Funeral service was Saturday, June 11 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee with burial following in Peebles Cemetery in Polk County. Born in Goodrich, she worked in the cafeteria for Silsbee Independent School District and as a bus
Wed
15
Jun

Amanda Small

Amanda Orea Small, 93, of Village Mills, died Saturday, June 11, 2016. Funeral service was at 12 noon today (Wednesday, June 15) at Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee. Her committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium in Beaumont. Survivors include her husband, Floyd L.
Wed
15
Jun

Valdee Weems

Valdee Lloyd Weems, 68, of Wildwood, died Thursday, June 9, 2016. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 19 at Seventh Day Adventist Church in Warren under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze with burial following at Salem Cemetery in Wright City.
Wed
15
Jun

Kenneth Hay

Kenneth Dean Hay, 79, of Donnellson, Illinois died Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at St.
Wed
08
Jun

Ruth Cohrt

Ruth Vernadine Welch Cohrt, 94, of Kountze, died Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 10 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following in R.S. Farmer Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m.
Wed
08
Jun

Sylvia Laird

Sylvia Joan Laird, 71, of Kountze, died Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Christus Hospital St.
Wed
08
Jun

Hal Tierney

Hal Gripon “Tiger” Tierney, 84, of Silsbee, died Monday, May 23, 2016. He was born on March 14, 1932, in Beaumont, to Mary Gripon Tierney and John Taylor Tierney. Hal graduated from Beaumont High School in 1950.
Wed
08
Jun

Charline Dauphin

Charline Dauphin, 86, died Friday, June 3, 2016. She was born on April 4, 1930, in Benoit, Mississippi, to Violet Southerland Ready and Charles Ready. Charline graduated from Halsville High School and later went to Kilgore College where she was a Rangerette. There she met Sidney “Chief” Dauphin and they later married. Chief and Charline moved to Silsbee in 1961, where Chief worked as a coach at Silsbee High School. In 1969 Chief and Charline made a decision to start their home health business, Texas Home Health, which was started in Silsbee in Charline’s kitchen with three people. It later grew to twenty-seven offices and over 10,000 employees. After working for thirty-one years and after the untimely death of Chief, Charline sold the business and focused on being a community activist and philanthropist.

Wed
08
Jun

Jimmie Cox

Jimmie F.

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