Obituaries

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Michael Allen

Michael Allen, 67, of Kountze and a native of Beaumont, died Saturday, June 21, 2014. Funeral service was held Wednesday, June 25 at Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton with burial following in Forest LawnMemorial Park in Beaumont. Survivors include his sisters, Clara Townsend and Pat Rhoden.
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Isaac Garsee

Isaac Restes Garsee, 69, of Spurger, died Friday, June 27, 2014 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral service was Monday, June 30 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following in Franks Branch Cemetery in Fred. Anative of Fred, he was a lifelong resident of Tyler County and worked as a roughneck in the oilfield industry. Survivors include sons, Isaac Garsee Jr. of Fred, Prentice Garsee and Brandon Garsee, both of Warren; daughters, Juanita Faye Hatton of Fred, and Linda Messer andMichelleMoye, both of Warren; sister, Helen “Sissy” Chance of Fred; and 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
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John Burnett

John Dewayne Burnett, 65, a native and resident of Evadale, diedWednesday, June 25, 2014. Funeral service was held Sunday, June 29 at Broussard’sMortuary in Silsbee with burial following in Morse Cemetery in Buna. Survivors include his father and stepmother, J.D. and Jean Burnett; sister, Rebecca “Sissy” Clements Dunagan and husband Jimbo of Nome; stepsister, Joyce Crowder and husband Mark of Kountze; stepbrother, Billy Denby and wife Bonnie of Jasper; and stepfather, Charlie Wright of Silsbee.
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Jeanette Jones

Funeral services for Jeanette Miguez Jones, 75, of Silsbee were at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 27, 2014 at Farmer Funeral Home with interment following in Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation began at 5:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mrs. Jones died June 23, 2014 at Silsbee Oaks Health Care. Born in Louisa, LA, she was a long time resident of Silsbee. She was a member of the Church of Christ and a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Jeanette was preceded in death by husband Vernon Jones, and daughter LetaWilkerson. Left to cherish her memories are her son, Thomas Jones of Fort Smith, AR; daughters, Karen Newsum Sweatt and husband Donnis of Lumberton and Janet Jones Stinson and husband Paul ofWarren; brother, CoralMigues of Franklin LA; sisters, Bea Ewing of New Iberia LA and Nancy Bove of Kenner LA; eleven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 700 North St, SteM, Beaumont TX 77701.
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Robert Rozell

Robert Dale Rozell, 77, of Lumberton, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014 following a tractor accident occurring on June 9, 2014. Funeral service was Saturday, June 21 at Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton with burial following in Leatherwood Cemetery in Loeb. A native of Webb City, Oklahoma, he was employed for 30 years as a truck driver with Consolidated Freightways and was a member of Teamsters Local 820. Following retirement, he started a up a dump truck business. Survivors include his wife of 58 /12 years, Lovelle Rozell of Lumberton; daughter, Melissa Tweedel and husband Terry of Lumberton; son, Tim Rozell and wife Debbie of Sour Lake; brother, Paul Rozell and wife Laquita of Perry, Georgia; and six grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren.
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Floyd Lanclos

Floyd Joseph Lanclos, 76, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014. A native of Opelousas, Louisiana, he moved to Lumberton in 1976 where he openedAir- Tech Service (a heating, ventilation and air conditioning service). Survivors include his son, Chris Lanclos of Lumberton; and sisters, Betty Horton and husband Oscar of Cusetta, Georgia and Shirley Scuderi and husband Mike of Lake Charles, Louisiana.
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Willie Grimes Sr.

Willie L. Grimes Sr., a Silsbee native, died Friday, June 27, 2014 in Houston. A graveside service will be held at 11:15 a.m. Monday, July 7, 2014 at the Houston National Cemetery in Houston under the direction of Grimes Funeral Home, also in Houston.
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Pauline Bolin

Funeral service for Pauline Bolin, 87, of Silsbee was at 3:00 p.m. Saturday June 28, 2014 at Cunningham Cemetery in Silsbee. Visitation was from 1:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Farmer Funeral Home. Mrs Bolin passed away June 25, 2014 at Silsbee Oaks Nursing Home. She was a native of Hamburg, Ark and a longtime resident of Silsbee. Mrs Bolin is preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Beulah Craig; husband, Louis M. Bolin; and two daughters, Cynthia Bolin Smith, and Paula Bolin Warren. Survivors include daughter, Betty Balla of Silsbee; a sister Sue Craig Stanley of Hamburg, Ark; grandchildren Randy Balla, Marty Warren, Corinna Willis, and Rhonda Stout; eight great grandchildren, eight great great grandchildren and three sons-inlaw.
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Allen Ard

AllenArd, 82, of Spurger, died Monday, June 30, 2014 at his home. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 3 at Beech Creek Church in Spurger under the direction of Riley Funeral Home in Woodville with burial following in Beech Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the funeral home. A lifelong resident of Tyler County, he was a retired driller/mechanic for Big 6. Survivors include sister, Ludie Myers of Woodville; brothers, EarnestArd and JoeArd, both of Town Bluff; son, John Allen Ard of Onalaska; daughter, Mary Landers of Silsbee; stepdaughters, Paula Ard of Onalaska, Teresa Eddins of Brookland and Jim David Ratcliff of Spurger; and 32 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
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Tommye Mortimore

A memorial service for Tommye Dena Mortimore, 64, of Austin will be held at 11 o'clock on the morning of Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Resthaven Cemetery in Silsbee. Mrs. Mortimore passed away at Seaton Medical Center in Austin on Friday, June 20, 2014. Dena was a native of Silsbee and a longtime resident ofAustin. She was retired from the State of Texas, and was an active member of the Society for Creative Anachronism. She is preceded in death by her father, Thomas Byron Read, and a brother, Joseph J. "Joey" Landry. Survivors include her husband, David Mortimore of Austin, mother, Ella Dee Williamson Read ofAustin; cousins, Frank E. McDonald and family of Silsbee; and niece, Melissa Landry of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Dena will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

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