Obituaries

Wed
16
Apr

Rev. William Tanton

Reverend William H. Tanton, 85, of Votaw, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral service was held Friday, April 11 at Votaw Worship Center in Votaw under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze with burial following in Votaw Cemetery. He was a retired minister with VotawWorship Center. Survivors include his granddaughter, Kimberly Berry and husband Jason; and two greatgrandchildren.
Wed
09
Apr

Steve Boram

Wed
09
Apr

Gloria Carmona

Gloria Faye Haley Carmona, 65, of Lumberton, died Sunday,April 6, 2014 from in Elkhart, after fighting a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 11 at Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton with burial following in Brookeland Cemetery in Brookeland, Texas. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, April 10 at the funeral home. A native of Center, she was a hairstylist in Lumberton for 30 years and she had also worked at Silsbee Oaks Health Care for many years. Survivors include her daughters, Sheila Dunlap and husband Landon of Mauriceville and Donna Albanese of Palestine; brothers, Doyle Haley and wife Sylvia of Silsbee, Roger Haley of Lumberton and Tony Haley and wife Gail of Silsbee; and four grandchildren.
Wed
09
Apr

Columbus Pender

Funeral services for Columbus Ray Pender, 69, of Orange were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Farmer Funeral Home with interment following at Old Hardin Cemetery in Kountze. Visitation began at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mr. Pender passed away April 7, 2014 at his residence. Columbus was born May 1, 1944 in Kountze. He was a retired veteran in United States Marine Corp. Mr. Pender is preceded in death by his parents, William Christopher and Mae Thelma Hargraves Pender; and his wife, Glenna Mae Pender. Survivors include son, David Ray Pender of Virginia Beach, VA; brother,Arthur G. Pender of Kountze; sister, Robbie L. Morse of Kountze; niece, Ann Royston and husband Tom of Orange; and a nephewMike Pender and wife Wanda of Silsbee.
Wed
09
Apr

Raymond Strong

Raymond Lewis Strong, 79, of Spurger, died Thursday, March 27, 2014. A memorial service was Saturday, April 5 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee. His committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium in Beaumont. Anative of Newgulf, he had lived in Newgulf, Liberty, Beaumont, and Bedias and had lived in Spurger since 2005. He retired from Dupont in 1985 and was a KoreanWar veteran. Survivors include Brenda, his wife of 54 years; daughter, Rachael Rogers and husband Danny; son, Ronald Strong and wife Azalia; brothers, Beryl Strong and wife JoLynn ofAlbuquerque, New Mexico and Elmer George Stong and wife Gayla of Tucson, Arizona; and eight grandchildren.
Wed
09
Apr

Eunice Kuritz

Funeral services for Eunice Marie Hollyfield Kuritz, 90, of Hillister were at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Farmer Funeral Home with interment following at Franks Branch Cemetery in Fred. Visitation was from 12:00 pm Sunday until the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Kuritz passed away April 3, 2014 at her residence. She was a native of Silsbee and was self-employed. Mrs Kuritz is preceded in death by her parents, Hannon  and Mary Moss Hollyfield; and husband, Ervin Kuritz. Survivors include sons, Jerry Kuritz and wife Liz of Houston and Timothy Kuritz and wife Patsy of Crowley; daughters, Barbara Richardson and husband John of Hillister and Marilyn Blanchette and husband John of Shawnee, Kansas; sister, Sarah Hollyfield of Silsbee; and fourteen grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren
Wed
09
Apr

Charles Swearengin

Charles Ray Swearengin, 86, of Lumberton, died Monday, April 7, 2014. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 10 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee with burial following in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. today (Wednesday,April 9) at the funeral home. A native of Vivian, Louisiana and a former longtime resident of Nederland, he retired from Mobil Chemical in Beaumont with over 30 years service. He was a United States NavyWorldWar II veteran. Survivors include his wife, Betty; children,Martha Selensky and husband Jacob of Beaumont, Mike Swearengin and wife Shawnda of Cabot, Arkansas and Susie Biri and husband Todd of Bridge City; step-daughter, Kim Clark and husband Rob of Houston; and ten grandchildren.
Wed
09
Apr

Josh Fillingim

Joshua “Josh” Dexter Fillingim, 30, of Broadus, died Sunday, April 6, 2014. Funeral service was Tuesday, April 8 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following in Pine Ridge Cemetery in Sour Lake. A native of Galveston, he worked in construction. Survivors include his father, William Dexter White of Angleton; and grandparents, Robert and Lee White of Broaddus.
Wed
09
Apr

Glenn Westmoreland

GlennAllenWestmoreland, 62, of Vidor, died Friday, April 4, 2014 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Acelebration of his life was Sunday,April 6 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee. Survivors include brother, KeithWestmoreland and wife Marie of Vidor; and sister Doris Jean Huff and husband Howard of Sour Lake.
Wed
09
Apr

Rhonda Talbot

Rhonda Lynn Talbot, 50, of Silsbee, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014. A native of Houston, she was manager of Motel 96 in Silsbee. Survivors include her children, StephenMcDougald and wife Casey of Warren, Brandon Wolcott of Silsbee and LaurenWolcott Camacho and husband Brandon of Beaumont; sisters,MaryMoyers of League City and Julie Hudson of Washington; and one grandchild. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Her committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium in Beaumont.

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