Obituaries

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10
Aug

Travis Gore

Travis Wade Gore, 27, of Evadale, died Sunday, August 7, 2016. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 11 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee with burial following in Morse Cemetery in Buna. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. today (Wednesday, August 10) at the funeral home. Born in Beaumont, he worked as a correctional officer. Survivors include his father, Franklin Gore Jr. of Evadale; mother, Amy Rogers and husband Dale of Vidor; brothers, Trey Gore and wife Ashley and Wesley Gore and wife Darby, all of Evadale; stepbrother, Matthew Rogers of Vidor; and grandparents, Franklin Gore Sr. and wife Hazel of Evadale and grandmother, Bobby Biddle of Silsbee. 

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10
Aug

Carla Derouen

Carla Frances Derouen, 77, of Lumberton, died Tuesday, August 3, 2016. A graveside service was held Saturday, August 6 at Magnolia Cemetery in Beaumont under the direction of Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton. Born in Brownwood, she was a retired LVN. Survivors include her sons, Billy Derouen and Greg Derouen, both of Lumberton; daughter, Debbie Robinson and husband John of Lumberton; sister, Jerry Stagg of Gold Canyon, Arizona; and four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  

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10
Aug

Edward Drake

Edward Lynn Drake, 54, of Fred, died Friday, August 5, 2016 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. A graveside service was Tuesday, August 9 at Franks Branch Cemetery in Fred under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee. A native of Kountze and lifelong resident of Fred, he was a logger. Survivors include his mother, Violet Marie Hicks of Fred; son, DeCota Lynn Drake and wife Christina of Fred; brothers, Roland Drake and Shane Drake, both of Fred; and two grandchildren. 

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10
Aug

William Gant Sr.

William Harold Gant Sr., 83, of Kountze, died Thursday, August 4, 2016. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, August 12 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee with burial following in Fellowship Cemetery in Warren. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, August 11 at the funeral home. 

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10
Aug

Virble McCormick

Virble Christine Mc-Cormick, 74, of Lumberton, died Tuesday, August 2 at her home. Funeral service was Friday, August 5 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee. A private family burial was held Saturday, August 6. She had lived most of her life in Silsbee before moving to Lumberton ten years ago. Survivors include her husband Calvin McCormick of Lumberton; sons, Donelle Sisson of Natchitoches, Louisiana and Luther Tilley of DeRidder, Louisiana; daughters, Reva Dalton of Natchitoches, Louisiana, Belinda Tilley of Merryville, Louisiana and Opal Brock of Webster, Kentucky; brother, Doyle Herrin of Vidor; sister, Dorothy Allen of Newton; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. 

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10
Aug

Gerald Kalanta

Gerald Joseph Kalanta, 73, of Kountze, died Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at his home. Funeral service was Monday, August 8 at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Silsbee under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following at R.S. Farmer Memorial Cemetery, also in Silsbee. A longtime resident of this area, he worked in construction as a pipefitter and was a United States Army Vietnam War veteran. Survivors include his wife, Robin Svehla Kalanta of Kountze; sons, Joseph Kalanta of Kountze, Nicholas Kalanta of Academy and Matthew Kalanta of Port Neches; daughters, Natalie Kalanta of Kountze and Michelle Kalanta of Houston; sister, Nancy Thompson of Buna; and three grandchildren.

Wed
03
Aug

Charlotte McKinley

Charlotte Patricia “Patty” Marie McKinley, 65, of Orange, died Friday, July 29,  2016. Survivors include her daughters, Lisa Ingram and husband Chris of Silsbee, Candela Leavings and husband George of DeKalb and Misty Walter and husband Jeremy of Vinton, Louisiana; and seven grandchildren. 
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03
Aug

Oscar Woods

Oscar Woods, 82, of Kountze, died Friday, July 29, 2016. A committal service will be at a later date under the direction of Broussard’s in Kountze. Survivors include his son, Oscar Woods Jr.
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03
Aug

Dorothy Stewart

Funeral services for Dorothy Mae ‘Dot’ Green Stewart, 86, of Silsbee were at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Good Shepherd Baptist Church. Interment followed in R.S. Farmer Memorial Cemetery. Visitation was from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday at Farmer Funeral Home. Mrs.
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03
Aug

Cory Alexander

Funeral services for Cory Allen “CA” Alexander, 21, of Silsbee were at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at Farmer Funeral Home with interment following at R.S. Farmer Memorial Cemetery in Silsbee. Visitation was from 5:00 p.m.

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