Obituaries

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01
Apr

Joe Bailey Overstreet

Joe Bailey Overstreet, 96, of Kountze died Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. A Masonic graveside service was at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday, April 1) at Holland Cemetery in Kountze under the direction of Faith & Family Funeral Services in Baston. A native of Hicksbaugh, he was a United States Army WorldWar II veteran and a retired truck driver for Overstreet Butane. Survivors include his sons, Geary Overstreet and wife Dorothy and Joe David Overstreet, all of Kountze; and two grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren 
Wed
01
Apr

Willie Dwain Mock

Funeral service for Willie Dwain Mock, 56, of Spurger, was at 2:00 p.m. Sunday March 29, 2015 at Farmer Funeral Home with interment following in Barlow Cemetery in Town Bluff. Visitation was Saturday, March 28, 2015
from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Mock passed away March 24, 2015 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital.  Alongtime resident of Tyler County, he worked construction as a welder. Dwain is preceded in death
by his father, Willie Gipson Mock; and brother, Dwight Mock. Survivors include his mother, Lydia Faye Mock of Silsbee; wife, Nita Mock of Spurger; sons, Lucas McGallion and wife Malishia and William McGallion, both of
Fred; daughters,Wendy Freeman of Kirbyville, MendyCorn and husband Jimmy of  Warren and Ashley Mock of Spurger; brother, James Gilchriest of Spurger; sisters, Karen Gremillion of Spurger,  Kathy Shandy of Silsbee,
Wed
01
Apr

Alvin Julius Bayless Sr

Alvin Julius Bayless Sr., 87, of Lumberton, died Friday, March 27, 2015. Funeral service was Monday, March 30 at Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton with burial following in Leatherwood Cemetery, also in Lumberton. Survivors include sons, Larry Dale Bayless of Oklahoma, RonaldWayne Bayless and Robert Michael Bayless and wife Phyllis, all of Lumberton and Gary Dean Bayless and wife Dorothy of Pineland; daughter, Brenda Kay McCulough; and 12 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren
Wed
01
Apr

Thomas Lloyd Cline

Thomas Lloyd Cline, 64, of Silsbee, died Sunday, March 29, 2015 at his home.  Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Patricia Sue Cline of Silsbee; sons, Timothy “Timmy” Cline and wife Candice, Michael Cline, Joseph
Cline and Samuel “Boggie” Cline, all of Silsbee; daughters, Katrina Cline and husband Jake of Kirbyville and Sarah Edge and husband Paul Ray of Silsbee; brother, James Cline and wife Cheryl of Buna; sister, Micki Hall of
Kirbyville and Euline Cline of  Hemphill; and 21 grandchildren. Cremation was handled under the direction of Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton.
Wed
01
Apr

Merton “Mert” Ruddy Severinson

Merton “Mert” Ruddy Severinson passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 22, 2015. He was born on October 27, 1923, in Willmar, Minnesota, to parents Myrtle Ruddy Severinson and Raymond Oliver Severinson.
Wed
01
Apr

Mary Alice Bell Hicks

Funeral services for Mary Alice Bell Hicks, 73, of Fred were at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with interment following in Baker Bell Cemetery in Fred. Visitation was from 1:00 p.m.
until time of service Thursday at the funeral home.Mrs. Hicks passed away March 24, 2015 at her residence. A native and lifelong resident of Fred, Mary was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She had a sweet personality and was always happy andsmiling. Mary was loved dearly and will be missed by all who knew her. She is preceded in death by  her parents, A.V. and Becky Callaway Bell; husbands, Raymond Green and  Kenneth Hicks; brothers, Bill Bell,A.V.Bell Jr. and Dizzy Dean; and sisters, Hautence Baker and Tennie Moore. Survivors include step-sons, John Hicks, Benjamin Hicks and wife Leah and William Hicks, all ofWoodville; brothers,
Wed
01
Apr

James Ernest Simmons

James Ernest Simmons, 87, of Beaumont, died Monday, March 23, 2015 at his home. Agraveside service was Friday, March 27 at R.S. Farmer Memorial Cemetery in Silsbee under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee. A native of London, Arkansas, he was a longtime resident of this area and was a retired credit manager for Coburn Supply. He was a United States Army Korean  Conflict veteran and was a member of the Vidor VFW
and was Post Quartermaster in the Silsbee VFW. Survivors include sons, James Eugene Simmons of Beaumont and Donald Allen Simmons and wife Heather of Dallas; daughter, Suzanne Seiley and husband Chad of Silsbee; sister, Ruth Simmons of Webbers Falls, Oklahoma; and five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren
Wed
01
Apr

Patricia L. “Patsy” Purks

Patricia L. “Patsy” Purks, 80, of Lumberton, died Friday, March 27, 2015. Funeral service was Tuesday, March 31 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee with burial following in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont. Survivors include her sons, Gary Purks and wife Jennifer and Robert Purks and wife Lecia, all of Lumberton and Brian Purks of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; sister, Eloise Pevoto; and four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Wed
01
Apr

Lyndal Jean Blackmom Smith

Funeral service for Lyndal Jean Blackmom Smith, 73, of Blooming Grove will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday April 2, 2015 at Farmer Funeral Home with interment to follow at Cunningham Cemetery in Silsbee. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home. Mrs. Smith passed away at her residenceMarch 30, 2015. She is a native of Hardin County and a longtime resident of Spring before moving to Blooming Grove 4 years ago. Mrs. Smith was a retired data entry clerk for Kroger’s, Texaco, and Gulf Oil. Lyndal is preceded in death by her parents Mark and Lilly Hall Blackmon; daughter Gina Marshall; brothers Joe Blackmon, Ray Blackmon, 
Edward Blackmon, and DavidBlackmon; sisters Lois Durham,Marie Thomas, Faye Moody, and Bernice Blackmon. Survivors include husband of more than 50 years Paul Smith of Blooming Grove; daughter Deanne Gallup of
Wed
25
Mar

Laura VicteryAbercrombie

Laura VicteryAbercrombie, 95, of Lumberton, died Thursday, March 19, 2015. Funeral service was Tuesday,  arch 24 at Woodcrest United Methodist Church in Lumberton with burial following in Rice Cemetery near Leggett, Texas.She had lived in Lumberton since 1960 and was a member of Woodcrest United Methodist Church. Survivors include her daughters, Susan Neil ofMauriceville and Laurie Thomas and husband Wayne of Lumberton;
son,MartyAbercrombie and wife Jana of Lumberton; and four grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren.

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