Obituaries

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Carl Williams Jr.

Carl Louie “Catfish” Williams Jr., 70, of Warren, died Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Funeral service was Tuesday, November 10 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee with burial following at Knupple Cemetery, also in Silsbee. Born in Silsbee, he had 
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Betty Cone

Betty Ruth Sterling Cone, 79, of Bevil Oaks, died Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Christus St.
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Jeannenne Gore

Alice Jeannenne Gore, 77, of Kountze, died Wednesday, November 4, 2015. Funeral service was Saturday, November 7 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze with burial following in Campground Cemetery in Woodville. Born in Rockdale, she had lived in Kountze 19 years and retired from Brookshire 
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Jackie Schneider

Jackie Caroline Schneider, 74, of Lumberton, died Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at her home. Funeral service was Friday, November 6 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following in R.S. Farmer Memorial Cemetery, also in Silsbee. She had lived in Lumberton the past 15 years and was a 
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Elton Earl Smith

Funeral Service for Elton Earl Smith was held at 11:00 a.m, Thursday October 29, 2015 at First Baptist Church with Pastor Dan Holden of First Assembly of God officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery with full military honors provided by American Legion Post 42 Honor Guard. Visitation was from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at Walker Funeral Home. Longtime Gillette, Wyoming resident, Elton E. Smith joined his beloved wife, Tommye Nell, in heaven October 23, 2015. He passed away at their home of natural causes.  Elton Earl Smith was born September 18, 1927 to  Benjamin H. Smith and Mary Vallie (Calloway) Smith in Silsbee, Texas. He graduated from high school in Silsbee and later joined the army and was stationed in Panama. He was a very proud WWII Veteran. He played the clarinet in high school and continued his musical talents in the army. Elton was born with the love of music and dancing.

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Jerry Don Ballard

Jerry Don Ballard, 79, of Silsbee, died Thursday, October 29, 2015. Born in Marshall, he worked as a carpenter. Survivors include his children, Renee Ballard, Michael Ballard, Jerri Sue Robinson, Lyndie Ballard, and Jerry Shea Ballard and wife Jan of LaBelle; siblings, Benny Ballard and Patricia Luckey; and seven grandchildren. Committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium in Beaumont.

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Robert “Wayne” Russum Sr.

Robert “Wayne” Russum Sr., 64, died Thursday, October 15, 2015 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Born in Beaumont, he worked out of the Pipefitters Local 195 and worked 10 plus years for LP in both the plywood mill and the OSB plant. Survivors include daughters, Myranda Coleman of Silsbee, Sarah Meyer and husband Derrick of Gainsville, Florida and Alana Miller and husband Allen of Montgomery; son, Robert Russum Jr. of Silsbee; brothers, Floyd Russum of Lake Charles, Louisiana and Terry Russum of Sour Lake; and five grandchildren. 

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Marguerite Sullivan Rice

Marguerite Sullivan Rice, 85, of Lumberton, died Tuesday, October 27, 2015. Funeral service was Thursday, October 29 at First Baptist Church in Lumberton with burial following at Magnolia Cemetery in Beaumont under the direction of Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton. Survivors include her husband of 27 years, Bill Rice of Lumberton; children, Gloria Thomason Ransom and husband J.D.

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Bernice Jackson

Bernice Jackson, 86, of Silsbee, died Thursday, October 29, 2015 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral service was at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, November 4) at St. Beulah Baptist Church in Silsbee with burial following in Kirby Cemetery in Silsbee under the direction of J.B. Coleman Memorial Mortuary, also in Silsbee. She was a retired school teacher with 41 years service. She taught at Edna I.S.D. and Yoakum I.S.D. and after retirement she was a substitute teacher with Silsbee I.S.D. She was active in her church. Survivors include her daughters, Jacqueline V. Golson and L’Tanya Price, both of Houston; and granddaughters, Andrea Blackley and Taryn Price; and great-grandson, Nicholas King.

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Doris Gober Felps

Doris Gober Felps, 89, of Silsbee, died Thursday, October 29, 2015 at Calderwood Nursing Home in Beaumont. Funeral service was Sunday, November 1 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following in Fellowship Cemetery in Warren. Born in Tyler County, she was a longtime resident of Silsbee. Survivors include sons, Lon Felps and wife Kathy of Lumberton, Daniel Wayne Felps and wife Debbie Lauderdale of Austin, and Lyndon Bryan Felps of Black Mountain, North Carolina; daughter, Pamela King and husband Kevin of Winnie; and six grandchildren.

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