Obituaries

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Diane Parks

Graveside service for Diane Richardson Parks, 55, of Bryan, formerly of Silsbee will be at 12 p.m. Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at Hardin Memorial Park in Silsbee under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home, also in Silsbee. Visitation was from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 22 at Pinecrest Baptist Church in Silsbee.

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Nov

Jewell (Womack) Knight 1931 – 2016

Jewell Knight, loving daughter, wife, sister, mother, grandmother and aunt, went home to be with the Lord on November 17, 2016, at the age of 85. She was married to Truman B. Knight, Jr. of Port Arthur for 43 years. She was born September 23, 1931 in Silsbee, Texas. Through the years, she worked as a dental assistant, office assistant, as well as, other jobs in the Silsbee area. Jewell was a compassionate, giving person and had a special love for her family and friends. She always had a smile on her face and will probably be remembered for her infectious laugh. She was also, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Buna, Texas.

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23
Nov

Ruth Laurent

Ruth Evelyn Laurent, 92, of Silsbee, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Silsbee Oaks Health Care in Silsbee. Funeral service was Sunday, November 20 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following in Cunningham Cemetery, also in Silsbee. Born in Village Mills, she was a longtime resident of Silsbee. Survivors include sons, Richard Elmer Laurent Sr. and wife Kim, Herman Jackson Laurent Sr., and Chester Curtis Laurent and wife Bobbie, all of Spurger and Tommy Lynn Laurent and wife Kathy of Silsbee; daughters, Sarah Richardson and husband William Lee of Mauriceville, Rose Lee York and husband Eddie of Silsbee, Shirley Darlene Laurent of Silsbee, Mary Dryden and husband L.C. of Kountze, Mae Page of Granite Shoals and Shirley Foster of Silsbee; brother, William “Budro” Crain of Dam B; 36 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren.

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16
Nov

Salvador Mendez

Salvador Pedrosa Mendez, 75, of Silsbee, passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2016. A graveside service was held Saturday, November 5 at Old Hardin Cemetery in Kountze under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee. Survivors include his wife, Susanne Mendez; sons, Johnny Mendez and wife Mary and Salvador Mendez Jr., all of Silsbee and William Mendez of Michigan; and 
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16
Nov

Robert Duke Jr.

Robert Walker Duke Jr., 63, of Lumberton, passed away Sunday, Nov.
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16
Nov

Joyce Taylor

Joyce Cecilia Taylor, 88, of Silsbee, passed away Monday, November 14, 2016 at Silsbee Oaks Health Care. Survivors include her daughter, Linda Andrews; and step-son, Kenneth Taylor. No services are arranged at this time.
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16
Nov

Shelia Mosley

Shelia Renee “Shelly” Mosley, 50, of Kountze, passed away Monday, November 14, 2016 at the home of her mother in Vidor. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 17 at Calvary Temple in Lumberton. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
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16
Nov

Maxine Gilmore

Maxine Gilmore, 90, of Silsbee, passed away Thursday, November 3, 2016. Funeral service was Sunday, November 6 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee with burial following in Cunningham Cemetery, also in Silsbee. Survivors include her daughter, Jane Wadley and husband, Dr.
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16
Nov

Ronnie Croft

Ronnie Croft, 67, of Vidor, went to be with the Lord Thursday, November 10, 2016 after a long courageous battle with cancer. And while he endured many treatments over the years, he never complained, he always had a smile on his face and was faithful until the end. He was a very selfless man, loving and he had a heart of gold. Ronnie was born in Houston on August 23, 1949.
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09
Nov

Rita Laird

Rita Renee “NaNa” Bryant Laird, 37, of Kountze, died Thursday, November 3, 2016. Funeral service was Tuesday, November 8 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze with burial following in Old Hardin Cemetery, also in Kountze. Survivors include her parents, Nina Ann Bryant and Richard Lynn Bryant of Orange; husband, Jody Laird of Kountze; children, Alston Garrette of Orange, and 

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