Obituaries

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23
Apr

Joy Stokes

Joy D. Stokes, 97, of Kountze, died Saturday, April 19, 2014 at CalderWoods in Beaumont. A graveside service was held Tuesday, April 22 at Jordan Cemetery in Honey Island under the direction of Broussard’sMortuary in Kountze. Anative of Gary, she was a retired payroll clerk with Atlantic Richfield in Port Neches. Survivors include her sister, Billie Spinks of Houston; daughter-in-law, Annette Stokes of Honey Island; and four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
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23
Apr

Ronald Hensley Sr.

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23
Apr

Edith Richards

Edith Elizabeth Richards, 74, of El Dorado, Arkansas, died on April 14, 2014 at Life Touch's John R. Williamson Hospice House following a brief illness. Born on August 12, 1939 in Evadale, Texas, she was the daughter of Homer E. and Audrey Ellen Griffis Day. A homemaker, Edith was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Calvin, Van and Travis Day; and her sisters Mattie Bee Rogers, Wilma Clay, Inez Kelley, Betty J. Day and Faye Mc Cullough. Survivors are a daughter, Regina "Tina"Winget (Bobby) of El Dorado; a son, Gregory Richards (Rita) of Evadale; brothers, Homer Edward Day Jr. (Lou) of Buna and Willie 'Bud" Day (Verda) of Vidor; a special friend, Laura McGallion of Silsbee; along with 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. A private memorial service will be held at a later date by the family in Texas. Cremation services were entrusted to Young's Funeral Directors.
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23
Apr

Jamarcus Myers

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23
Apr

Mary Martin

Funeral services for Mary Astle Martin, 95, of Silsbee were at 2 p.m. Tuesday,April 22, 2014 at Farmer Funeral Home with interment following at Old Hardin Cemetery in Kountze. Visitation began at 12 p.m. Tuesday before service. Mrs. Martin passed away April 19, 2014 at her residence in Silsbee. Mary was a native of Haven, Kansas and a long time resident of Silsbee. She was a beautician and a homemaker. She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Hazel Astle; husband, Earl R. Martin; two brothers and one sister. Survivors include son, Randy Martin and wife Kathy of League City, Texas; grandchildren Mike Martin of Silsbee, Chris Martin and wife Audrey of Silsbee, Randi Martin of Grand Rapids, MI,Alex Priebe and wife Kristin of Friendswood, Tx and Rhonda Harvey and husband Rob of League City, Tx; nine great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
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23
Apr

Theresa Darwish

Funeral services for Theresa Ann Darwish, 60, of Houston were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Farmer Funeral Home with interment following at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation was from 12:00 p.m. until time of service Wednesday. Mrs. Darwish passed away April 18, 2014 at Courtyard Convalescent Center in Houston. Theresa was a native and longtime resident of Silsbee before moving to Houston. She was an active member of Air Way Baptist Church where she was over decorations. She is preceded in death by her father, Samuel David Pate; and brothers, Allen Pate and Clint Pate. Survivors include daughter, Amy Marine Darwish of Pearland and mother, Joe Ann Bridges Pate of Pearland.
Wed
23
Apr

Eugenia Clark

Eugenia Clark, 78, of Kountze, died Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral service was at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, April 23) at Broussard’sMortuary in Kountze with burial following in Old Hardin Cemetery, also in Kountze. She was a native and lifelong resident of Kountze. Survivors includeAlbert Clark, her husband of 62 years; daughters, Angela Cherry of Kountze and Lydia Morse of Wildwood; sisters, Nellie Kayla of Winnie and Elmyra Clark and husband Lawrence of Port Bolivar; and four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Wed
16
Apr

Sharon Sirmons

Sharon Elizabeth Bennett Sirmons, 65, of Spurger, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Funeral service was Saturday, April 12 at First Pentecostal Church in Silsbee under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee with burial following in Old Hardin Cemetery in Kountze. Survivors include her husband, Cliff Sirmons; children, Sherry Landry and husband Mark, Bill Bennett and wife Joni, and Chris Bennett, all of Silsbee; Cliff Sirmons Jr. of Livingston,Mark Sirmons and wife Wilma of Jasper, Krysti Griffin and husband Doug of Livingston, Kevin Sirmons and wife Trina of Woodville, Joshua Sirmons of Conroe, Weston Sirmons of League City and Julianna Mitchell and husband Wayne; mother, Lena Mae Thomas of Kountze; sister, Retha Smith and husband Hershel of Wildwood; and 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
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Apr

Neal Sumler

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16
Apr

Jimmy Rawls

Funeral services for Jimmy Edward Rawls, 56, of Spurger, were at 2 p.m. Saturday,April 12, 2014 at Farmer Funeral Home with interment following in Beech Creek Cemetery in Spurger. Visitation began at 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mr. Rawls passed away April 9, 2014 in Spurger. A native of Kountze, Jimmy was a lifetime resident of Hardin and Tyler counties. He worked for Triple S atMeadWesvaco as a pipefitter for many years. Jimmy is preceded in death by his father, James T. ‘Jim’ Rawls; wife, Pamela Rogers Rawls; daughter, Amanda Rawls; and step-daughter, Annie Jeffcoat. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Sheffield Rawls of Spurger; mother, Helen Fleetwood Rawls of Silsbee; son, Shain Rawls and wife Kelsey of Spurger; daughter, Whitney Poche and husband Jason of Spurger; sister, Diane ‘Dicie’ Rawls of Silsbee; uncle, Charles Rawls & wife Brenda of Silsbee; and granddaughter, Ella Lynn Poche.

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