Obituaries

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Floyd Lanclos

Floyd Joseph Lanclos, 76, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014. A native of Opelousas, Louisiana, he moved to Lumberton in 1976 where he openedAir- Tech Service (a heating, ventilation and air conditioning service). Survivors include his son, Chris Lanclos of Lumberton; and sisters, Betty Horton and husband Oscar of Cusetta, Georgia and Shirley Scuderi and husband Mike of Lake Charles, Louisiana.
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Willie Grimes Sr.

Willie L. Grimes Sr., a Silsbee native, died Friday, June 27, 2014 in Houston. A graveside service will be held at 11:15 a.m. Monday, July 7, 2014 at the Houston National Cemetery in Houston under the direction of Grimes Funeral Home, also in Houston.
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Pauline Bolin

Funeral service for Pauline Bolin, 87, of Silsbee was at 3:00 p.m. Saturday June 28, 2014 at Cunningham Cemetery in Silsbee. Visitation was from 1:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Farmer Funeral Home. Mrs Bolin passed away June 25, 2014 at Silsbee Oaks Nursing Home. She was a native of Hamburg, Ark and a longtime resident of Silsbee. Mrs Bolin is preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Beulah Craig; husband, Louis M. Bolin; and two daughters, Cynthia Bolin Smith, and Paula Bolin Warren. Survivors include daughter, Betty Balla of Silsbee; a sister Sue Craig Stanley of Hamburg, Ark; grandchildren Randy Balla, Marty Warren, Corinna Willis, and Rhonda Stout; eight great grandchildren, eight great great grandchildren and three sons-inlaw.
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Allen Ard

AllenArd, 82, of Spurger, died Monday, June 30, 2014 at his home. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 3 at Beech Creek Church in Spurger under the direction of Riley Funeral Home in Woodville with burial following in Beech Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the funeral home. A lifelong resident of Tyler County, he was a retired driller/mechanic for Big 6. Survivors include sister, Ludie Myers of Woodville; brothers, EarnestArd and JoeArd, both of Town Bluff; son, John Allen Ard of Onalaska; daughter, Mary Landers of Silsbee; stepdaughters, Paula Ard of Onalaska, Teresa Eddins of Brookland and Jim David Ratcliff of Spurger; and 32 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
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Tommye Mortimore

A memorial service for Tommye Dena Mortimore, 64, of Austin will be held at 11 o'clock on the morning of Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Resthaven Cemetery in Silsbee. Mrs. Mortimore passed away at Seaton Medical Center in Austin on Friday, June 20, 2014. Dena was a native of Silsbee and a longtime resident ofAustin. She was retired from the State of Texas, and was an active member of the Society for Creative Anachronism. She is preceded in death by her father, Thomas Byron Read, and a brother, Joseph J. "Joey" Landry. Survivors include her husband, David Mortimore of Austin, mother, Ella Dee Williamson Read ofAustin; cousins, Frank E. McDonald and family of Silsbee; and niece, Melissa Landry of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Dena will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
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Travis Moss

Travis Joe Moss, 38, of Kountze, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral service was Saturday, June 28 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze with burial following in Holland Cemetery, also in Kountze. A native and lifelong resident of Kountze, he was a teacher at both Woodville and Lumberton Independent School Districts. Survivors include his mother, Dannie Faye Huggins Moss of Kountze; father, Henry JoeMoss of Evadale; and sister, Shawn Gunter and husband Paul of Lumberton.
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Shirley Cochran

Shirley Irene Cochran, 75, of Lumberton, died Thursday, June 19, 2014. Visitation was held Tuesday, June 24 at Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton. A native of Columbus, Ohio, she had worked for several different retail stores. Survivors include daughters, Tina Lee of Lumberton and Elizabeth Taylor and husband Donald of Duck Hill, Mississippi; son, Donald Lee Miller of Thailand; sisters, Barbara McEntire and husband Marvin of Columbus, Ohio and Virginia List and husband John of Zanesville, Ohio; and ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
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Pate Callaway

Pate Callaway, 87, of Silsbee, diedWednesday, June 25, 2014 at Silsbee Convalescent Center in Silsbee. A graveside service was held Saturday, June 28 at Baker Bell Cemetery under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee. A native of Fred and a longtime resident of Silsbee, he worked as an electrician for the Texas Highway Department before retiring. Survivors include sons, John Robert Callaway of Channelview and Carl Lindsey Callaway of Lumberton; daughters, Kathleen Maguire of Slidell, Louisiana and Aileen Berryman of Baytown; and six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
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Charlene Cobb

Charlene Hayes Cobb, 57, of Silsbee and a native of Houston died Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Survivors include her husband, Bruce W. Cobb of Vidor; son, Michael Loucks and wife Natalie of California; mother, Opal Odom of Lufkin; sisters, Patsy North of Corpus Christi, Nelda Walters and husband Mike of Deer Park, Gwen Hutton and husband Rollin of Marlin; and Kathy Hilburn and husband Norman of Katy; and three grandchildren. mother, Regina Ruth Reither of Grapeland; father, Kenneth Austin Keller of Round Rock; brothers, Aaron Scott Keller of Kyle, Rick Prince of Dallas, and Curt Caveness of Grapeland. Committal was held Saturday, June 28 at Broussard’s Crematorium in Beaumont under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Kenneth Keller

Kenneth Duane “Dee” Keller, 38, of Kountze, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014. A native of Killen, he was a rental equipment manager. Survivors include his wife, Rosalee Keller of Kountze; daughter, Shallena Christine Marie Keller of Kyle; son, Trinton Duane Keller of Kountze;

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