Obituaries

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Lamar Wheeler

Lamar Wheeler, 67, of San Antonio, died Sunday, March 8, 2015 at his home. Funeral service was Wednesday, March 11 at Porter LoringMortuary in San Antonio.An additional funeral service was Thursday, March 12 at Broussard’sMortuary in Kountze with burial following in Old Hardin Cemetery, also in Kountze. A native of Silsbee, he retired from U.S.A.A. of San Antonio and Gulf States Utilities Company, where he was employed as a computer programmer. Survivors include brother, DavidWheeler of Shiner; sister, Denise Wheeler of Cypress; and stepson, Justin Rachal.
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Michael Atchison

Michael Delbert Atchison, 69, of Lumberton, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at his home. Funeral service was Saturday March 14 at Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton with burial following in Trout Creek Cemetery. A United States Air Force veteran, he worked in auto sales and later he was an assistant manager of the Pizza Hut in Port Arthur. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Sandra Gail Atchison of Lumberton; son, David Atchison of Lumberton; daughter, Karen Wolfe and husband Jonas of Friendswood; brother, Ronnie Atchison and wife Laverne of Old Salem; and three grandchildren.
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Betty Ricks

Betty Elaine Eason Ricks, 58, of Orange died Friday, March 13, 2015 at her home. Funeral service was Tuesday, March 17 at Full Gospel Evangelistic Temple in Silsbee with burial following in Cunningham Cemetery in Silsbee under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home, also in Silsbee. A native of Silsbee and a lifelong resident of this area, she was the manager of Shrimpboat Seafood. Survivors include her husband, Larkin Ricks of Orange; sons, Billy Ricks and wife Kara and Jerry Ricks and wife Faith, all of Bridge City; daughter, LisaMarie Bozyone and husband Jonathan of Silsbee; brothers, Virgil Eason and David Eason, both of Silsbee; sisters, Ellie Mae Brown of Silsbee, Glenda Sue Nolan of Caney Head, Patricia Ann Hopkins of Livingston and Diane Eason of Silsbee; and eight grandchildren.
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Daylene Clark

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Mary Alice Robinson Pearson

Mary Alice Robinson Pearson, 78, of Buna Bessmay area, died Friday, March 6, 2015 at Harbor Hospice. Funeral service will be at 12 noon Saturday, March 14 at Buna United Pentecostal Church under the direction of  Robinson Funeral Home. She worked at Buna Medical Center.  Survivors include daughters,Tammy Mitchell White  of Buna and Irene Garrett ofSilsbee; sons, GereldMitchell and Greg Mitchell, both of Silsbee, Gary Mitchell and Kevin Pearson, both of Buna, and Delvin Pearson of Beaumont; sisters, Emma Turk and Dorothy Robinson, both of Buna, and Shelia Raquemore of Silsbee; and brother, Charles Robinson of Baytown.

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Lavonda Marie Benoit

Lavonda Marie Benoit, 54, of Silsbee, died Saturday, March 7, 2015. Survivors include her daughters, Keisha Warner of Buna and Kimberly Viasana of Port Arthur; brothers, David Craft and George Craft;  sisters, Detria Craft, Sarah Johansson, Rita Lee, Brenda  raft, Melissa Beaver and  Rachel Gutierrez; and three grandchildren. Funeral service was Tuesday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. Committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium in Beaumont.

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Robert Dale Powers Sr.

Robert Dale Powers Sr. 47, of Kountze, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015. He was a United States Air Force veteran and was employed as an API-510 inspector. Survivors include his sons, Robert Dale Powers Jr. and  Justin Powers, both of Mauriceville; mother, BeverlyMc-  Donald of Vidor; brother,James Powers of Port Neches:  grandfather, Wilber Powers; and partner, Mary McDaniel and her children, Brett Lee Dodson, Joel Keith Dodson,  Dillon Dodson, and BradleyDodson, all of Vidor. 

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Cynthia KayWarren

Cynthia KayWarren, 42, of Silsbee, died Monday, March 2, 2015 in Silsbee. Survivors include her husband, James Warren Jr.; daughter, JulieWarren of Silsbee; mother, Patricia O’Briant  of Nederland; sister, Traci Dowden of Nederland; andstep-mother, Sherrie Merrill.  Her committal was held atBroussard’s Crematorium in Beaumont.

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Austin Thornton

Austin Cody Thornton, 30, ofVillageMills, diedWednesday, March 4, 2015. A graveside service was Monday, March 9 at Resthaven Cemetery in Silsbee  under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee.  Survivors include his wife, Jessica Thornton of Oklahoma;  parents, Debbie and  immy Thornton of Wildwood; grandmother, Pollye  Bradsby and husband Bob of Lumberton; sisters, Gayle  Franks and husband Tim ofBeaumont, Glynda Anderson  and husband Bruce of Fannett,Alexie Rutledge of Lumberton,  and Meghan Been ofOklahoma; and brothers, Gary  Thornton and wife Gina andGeoffrey Thornton and wife Amy, all of Lumberton and Dylan Been of Oklahoma.

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Gwen Boyett

A memorial service for Gwen Louise Boyett, 66, of Silsbee was at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015 at  Farmer Funeral Home. Visitation was from 1:00 p.m. until time of service. Ms. Boyett passed away arch 4, 2015 at her residence.  A native of Kountze, Gwen was a lifetime resident of Silsbee.  She was the administratorfor the Alternative  Education Dept for SilsbeeISD and was a member of  TEA.Ms. Boyett is preceded in death by her parents, Harroll Boyett Sr. and Marie Sanders  Boyett; brother, HarrollBoyett Jr.; and sisters, Sharon Kay and Sandy Boyett. Survivors include her sons, Joey Pineda of Silsbee and Joshua Pineda of Austin; brother, Joey Boyett and wife Geraldine of Silsbee; and father of her children, Donald Pineda of Vidor.

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