Obituaries

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Bobby Edwards

Bobby Ray Edwards, 63, of Center, died Monday, February 2, 2015 at Briar Cliff Nursing Home in Tyler. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 7 at Carroltown Cemetery in Center under the direction of Community Funeral Home, also in Center. Anative of Center, he was a laborer. Survivors include his wife, Brenda Sells Edwards of Silsbee; daughter, Jacqueline Coleman of Silsbee; son, La- Patrick Edwards of Silsbee; stepsons, Michael Edwards and Theodore Lee Follie Jr., both of Silsbee; and three grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren.
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Ronnie Wright

Ronnie Wright, 69, of Kountze, died Monday, February 2, 2015. Anative ofWichita Falls, he was a United StatesAir Force VietnamWar veteran and was a retired pipeline inspector. Survivors include his wife, Tricia Wright; son, Steven R. Wright and wife Stacey of Sour Lake; daughter, Staci D. Johnson and husbandMichael of Sour Lake; brothers, David Wright and wife Vicki of Archer City and Dr. Edward Wright and wife Jana of Bennington, Vermont; sister, Connie Nowell and husband Joe of Corpus Christi; and three grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. No public service was held. Cremation was under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze.
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John Brumley Jr.

John Dewey Brumley Jr., 86, of Silsbee, died Thursday, January 29, 2015. Funeral service was Saturday, Jauary 31 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee. A native of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, he owned and operated Brumley Logging. Survivors include daughter, GayleMcClusky and husband Reverend KevinMcClusky of Silsbee; sons, Bert Carpenter and wife Martha of Silsbee and Ron Carpenter of Kounze; sister, Joyce Kirkendall and husband Kenneth of Lumberton; and six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
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William Smith

William “Bill” Smith, 74, of Kountze, died Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral service was Saturday, January 31 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze with burial following in Magnolia Springs Cemetery in Kirbyville. A native of Jasper, he was a United States Navy veteran and a retired truck driver. Survivors include sons, Robert Smith and wife Elsa of Houston and Bubba Smith of Kountze; daughter, Tabitha Hargraves Pritchett and husband Greg of Kountze; sister, Betty Horne and husband Jim of Jasper; brother, Talmadge Smith and wife Gloria of Leander; and seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
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Kayla Dickerson

Kayla H. Dickerson, 52, of Lumberton and a native of Jasper, died Friday, January 30, 2015 at her home. Funeral service was Tuesday, February 3 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following in Trout Creek Cemetery in Call. Survivors include her mother, Cliffie Husbands of Lumberton; sons, Charles Eddie Dickerson and wife Angie of Kountze and Brady Dickerson and wife Chelsea of Lumberton; brother, Terry Husbands and wife Dorrita of Lumberton; sister, Debbie Hale and husband Jeff of Phoenix, Arizona; and five grandchildren.
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Jimmie Simmons

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Donnie Walters Sr.

Donnie RayWalters Sr., 69, of Kountze, died Thursday, January 29, 2015. Funeral service was Saturday, January 31 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze with burial following in Holland Cemetery, also in Kountze. A native of Honey Island and a lifelong resident of Kountze, he worked at Bethlehem Steel and Paperboard Cord. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Wanda Sue Walters; son, Donnie RayWalters Jr. and wife Rachel of Lumberton; daughters, Penny Bergeron and husband Eddie and HeidiWalters, all of New Orleans, Louisiana; stepson, Richard Hartley and wife Claudia of Conway,Arkansas; stepdaughter, Veronica Hartley of Groves; sisters, Elizabeth Sprouce and husband Richard of Humble and Carrie Walters Davis of Kountze; and ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
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Tommy Anders

A graveside service for Tommy Price Anders, 79, of Spurger was at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine. Visitation was from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Farmer Funeral Home. Mr.Anders died January 28, 2015 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. A native of San Augustine, he was a long time resident of Spurger. Tommy was retired from Temple Inland and a boilermaker and fireman by trade. He proudly served his country in the US Army. Mr. Anders is preceded in death by his parents, Joe Bailey andMarjorieAleph Smith Anders; and brothers, Terrell Anders and Joe BaileyAnders Jr. Survivors include his daughter, Karla Shay Dozier and husband Donald of Spurger; brothers, JimmyAnders of Kountze, Gerald Ray Anders of Kountze, and David LeeAnders of Orange; sisters, Jo Ann Dorsett of Lubbock and Barbara Nell Jacobson of Pearland; and grandson, Tyler Grant Dozier of Spurger.
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Chad Drake

Chad Wayne Drake, 35, of Silsbee, diedMonday, January 26, 2015. Funeral service was Friday, January 30 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee with burial following in Tanton Cemetery, also in Silsbee. Survivors include his wife, Tina Drake; mother, Cassy Whitsitt and husband Billy of Hemphill; sister, Shy Seaman and husband Jason of Kountze; brother, Nick Drake of Hemphill; grandfather, Clyde L. Drake of Silsbee; and stepchildren, Kensie and Ethan Ard and AlinaWarren.
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Thomas Briggs

Thomas Jay Briggs, 52, of Lumberton, died Saturday, January 31, 2015. Funeral service was at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Feb. 4) at Victory Temple in Beaumont with burial following in Resthaven Cemetery in Silsbee under the direction of Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton. He was in pharmaceutical sales, played the drums at Christ Community Church in Beaumont and Calvary Church in Lumberton as well as other churches in the area and was a basketball referee. Survivors include his parents, June and Robert Briggs; children, Joshua Briggs of Beaumont, Samantha Sexton and husband Toby of Port Neches, and Black Briggs and Grayson Briggs, both of Nome; brothers, Rev. Scott Briggs and wife Kathy of Silsbee and Timothy Briggs and wife Elizabeth of Tomball; and one grandchild.

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