Obituaries

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Helen Sykes

Helen Joyce Sykes, 67, of Silsbee, diedMonday, Nov. 3, 2014 in Beaumont. Funeral service was Sunday, Nov. 9 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee with burial following in Hickory Grove Cemetery, also in Silsbee. A native of Colmesneil, she was a longtime resident of Silsbee. Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Rufus Sykes; brothers, Sylvester Wooten Jr. and Charles Edward Wooten Sr.; and sisters, Shirley Wooten, Dorothy White, Artisha Jones and Doris Moore.
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Patsy Amador

Patsy Ruth Amador, 50, of Silsbee, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 at Harbor Hospice. She was a native and longtime resident of Silsbee. Survivors include her parents, Robert Isbell and Iris Wright Isbell; sons, David Lowe of Silsbee and Derrick Elsbury of Lumberton; brother, Robert Bob Isbell and wife Rhonda of Silsbee; and four grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Laura McLaughlin

Laura Anne McLaughlin, 38, of Silsbee, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. Born in Beaumont and a lifelong resident of Silsbee, she was owner of Images Salon in Silsbee. Survivors include her mother and father, Larry and Susan McLaughlin of Silsbee; and brother Jason McLaughlin and wife Amanda of Flower Mound. Visitation was Sunday, Nov. 9 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee.
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Robert Williams

Robert LeeWilliams, 72, of Silsbee and a native of San Bernardino, California, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. A graveside service was Thursday, Oct. 30 at Camp Ground Cemetery in Woodville under the direction of Riley Funeral Home in Woodville. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Irene Williams; daughter, Lynnette Cruse and husbandWayne ofWoodville; son, Kenneth L.Williams and wife Susan of Hawkins; and six grandchildren.
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Mildred Newell

Mildred E. Millie: Newell, 77, of Lumberton, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. A native of Camden, New Jersey, she had lived in Texas over 40 years. Survivors include daughters, June Turner and husband John and Rita Kirby; son, Roy Somers Sr. and wife Barbara; brother, Arthur Snellbaker Sr. and wife Martha; half sister, Carol Socash and husband Dennis; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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Ruby Sells

Ruby Jean Sells, 79, of Silsbee, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 at home. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 at Faith Temple Baptist Church in Silsbee under the direction of J.B. Coleman Memorial Mortuary, also in Silsbee with burial following in Hickory Grove Cemetery in Silsbee. Visitation will be from 9am-5pm Friday, Nov. 15 at the funeral home. A native and longtime resident of Silsbee, she was a homemaker. Survivors include daughters, Joyce Hunt of Fort Worth, Bernice Siggers and husband Travis, Brenda Edwards and husband Bobby, and Yvonne Martin and husband Clinton, all of Silsbee, Mary Joe Sells of Nacogdoches, and Marilyn Ford of Silsbee; sons, PastorMarshall Lee Sells Jr., Steven Sells, Dale Sells and wife Sheila, Atonio Rumons Sells and Chester Smith, all of Silsbee; and 31 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great-grandchildren.
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Elgia Blount

Elgia Blount, 74 of Hemphill, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 in Hemphill. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 at Knox Chapel Baptist Church in Hemphill under the direction of Garner & Sons Funeral Home in San Augustine with burial following in Lanetown Cemetery, also in San Augustine. A native of San Augustine and formerly of Silsbee, he was a logger by trade and worked for many of the logging companies throughout the Southeast Texas area. Survivors include her daughters, Nelda Blount of PortArthur andMarla Blount-Adams and husband Clifford of Silsbee; brothers, Perry Blount of Silsbee and Roy Blount of Nacogdoches; sisters, Velmarine Jackson of Galveston and Earline Cooper of San Pablo, California; and eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
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James Rutledge, Jr.

James E. "J.R." Rutledge, Jr., 56, of Kountze, died Friday, October 31, 2014. James was a retired oilfield supervisor. Survivors include his wife, Kathleen; sons, Jason Richardson and wife Codi of Kountze, Justin Rutledge of Lumberton and Christopher Rutledge and wife Tracey of Louisiana; daughters Autumn Goins of Louisiana and Amber Berryhill and husband Jeremy of Katy; 15 grandchildren; sister, Penny Clark and husband Rodney of Orange; brother, Loyd Rutledge of Beaumont. Funeral services was held Monday, November 3, 2014 at Broussard's in Silsbee with burial at Cunningham Cemetery also in Silsbee.
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Bill Huggins

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Clifton Blackstock

Clifton Leon Blackstock, 88, of Lumberton, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 at his home. A memorial service was held Wednesday, Oct. 22 at Trinity Methodist Church in Beaumont under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary, also in Beaumont. He retired from Mobil Oil with 33 years service as a unit operator. He was also a World War II veteran. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Romona of Lumberton; son, John Blackstock and his wife Elizabeth of Lumberton; daughter, Marianne Blackstock of Houston; sister, Rena Mills of Lumberton; brother, Burnice Blackstock of San Augustine; and one grandchild.

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