Obituaries

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Jul

Richard Gros

Richard Matthew Gros, 47, of Fred, diedWednesday, July 23, 2014 at Dogwood Trails in Woodville. A native of Beaumont, he was a United StatesArmy veteran and worked as a salesman and mechanic for Auto Zone. Survivors include his father, Robert Gros of Kountze; and siblings, Rory Gros of Beaumont, Rhonda Baldwin and husband Steve of Kountze and Roxane Leary and husband Mike of San Leon. Arrangements are pending with Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze.

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30
Jul

Sharon Pickard

Sharon K. Pickard, 59, of Kountze, died Friday, July 25, 2014. Survivors include her husband, Keith Pickard; daughter, Shawna Virva and husband John; son, Brandon Pickard and wife Amberly; brothers, Paul Keahey of Kountze and Michael Bean and wife Sherry of Colmesneil; step-sister, Sheila Schoen and husband Joey of Lumberton; and six grandchildren. A memorial service will be at a later date. Her committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium in Beaumont.

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30
Jul

John Schull

John Henry Schull, 64, died Friday, July 25, 2014 after a battle with brain and pancreatic cancer. Funeral service was Sunday, July 27 at Lumberton Family Funeral Home with burial following in Leatherwood Cemetery in Loeb. Survivors include daughters, Jamie Schull of Salt Lake City, Utah and Karla Mikeska of Lumberton; son, Jerremy Schull of Lumberton; and brother, Daniel Schull and wife Karrol of Lumberton.

Wed
23
Jul

Jerry Bumstead

Funeral services for Jerry W. Bumstead, 49, of Buna were at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Silsbee Bible Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Tice officiating under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home. Interment followed in Bumstead Cemetery in Lumberton. Visitation began at 5:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mr. Bumstead died July 16, 2014 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. A native of Beaumont, Jerry was a long time resident of Buna. He worked as a truck driver and mechanic. Mr. Bumstead is preceded in death by his mother, Wanda Bumstead. Survivors include his father, J.W. Bumstead of Buna; brother, Jim Bumstead of Buna; and sister, Sherrie Avery of Buna.

Wed
23
Jul

Leonard Barnett

Funeral services for Leonard Ernest Barnett, 78, of Silsbee were at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with interment following in Knupple Cemetery. Visitation began at 5:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mr. Barnett passed away peacefully at his residence July 16, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Leonard was born inMagnolia Springs and was a long time resident of Silsbee. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Silsbee and worked for Silsbee ISD, retiring after many years as principal of Kirby Elementary. The students and faculty at Kirby adored him. Mr. Barnett is preceded in death by his parents, John Thomas and Emily Walters Barnett; and brother, J.T. Barnett.

Wed
23
Jul

Joe Barrett

Joe Thomas Barrett Jr., 81, of Buna, died Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26 at First Baptist Church in Buna with burial following in Bessmay Cemetery under the direction of Donald E. Coleman Funeral Home in Kountze. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Everia Barrett; daughters, Debra Simon and husband Earnest of Kountze, Druzella Robinson of Buna, Darlene Barrett of Beaumont, Devonda Davis and husband Jerome of Rosharon, Darzell Warren and husband James of Pensacola, Florida, Donna Powers and husband Lester of Rosharon, and JoanneMask of Beaumont; sons, Kensley Barrett Sr.

Wed
23
Jul

Bonnie Hendrix

Funeral services for Bonnie Ruth Wheeler Hendrix, 96, of Kountze were at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 18, 2014 at the 1st United Methodist Church of Kountze under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home. Interment followed in Old Hardin Cemetery. Visitation was from 12:00 p.m. Friday until time of service at the church. Mrs. Hendrix passed away July 14, 2014 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Anative of Enhouse, TX, Bonnie was a long time resident of this area. She was a teacher for West Hardin ISD until retiring. Mrs. Hendrix is preceded in death by her parents,Wright and Etta Greer Wheeler; husband Carroll Wilson ‘Red’ Hendrix; brothers Audrey Wheeler and David Wheeler; sister DorisMcKay and grandson Trent Carpenter.  Survivors include sons, Don Kelton Hendrix of Tyler and Gerald Clifford Hendrix of Mt.

Wed
23
Jul

Peggy Holmes

Peggy S. Holmes, 87, of Kountze, died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Jefferson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 26 at Victory Temple in Beaumont with burial following inAntioch Cemetery in Buna under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee. A native of Voth, she was a longtime resident of Kountze. Survivors include son, Keith Edward Smith; daughters, DorothyMay Goodman and husband Ricky of Lumberton, Jennifer Kay Woosley and husband David of Beaumont and Karen Griffin and husband William of Kountze; brother, Joel P. Swearingen of Lumberton; and 21 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren.

Wed
23
Jul

Geraldine Maxfield

Funeral services for Geraldine ‘Geri’ Maxfield, 86, of Silsbee were at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 18, 2014 at Farmer Funeral Home with interment following in R.S. Farmer Memorial Cemetery. Visitation was Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Mrs. Maxfield passed away July 15, 2014 at Silsbee Oaks Healthcare. A native of San Angelo, Geri was a longtime resident of Silsbee. She worked as a store manager and was a loving daughter, wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs.Maxfield was preceded in death by her parents, William Monroe and Mabel Eva Johnson Lidell and husband William Albert Maxfield. Survivors include her son, Bobby Maxfield and wife Jennifer Beason of Town Bluff; daughters, Carol Van Pelt and husband Ronnie of Silsbee, Sharon Mullins and husband Rufus of Flynn and Cathy Smith of Silsbee; cousin, Elgene Perry and husband Don of Bryan; grandchildren Todd, Trey, Bobby, Clay, Kevin, Brandon, Ryan, Tara, Allison, Billy and Kristen and twenty one great grandchildren.

Wed
23
Jul

Tommy McCarty Sr.

Mark Thomas “Tommy” Mc-Carty Sr., 55, died Friday, July 18, 2014 at his home. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 24 at Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton with burial following in Forest LawnMemorial Park in Beaumont. A native of Beaumont, he was an electrician who worked on offshore oil rigs. Survivors include daughters, Michelle McCarty and Stacie McCarty, both of Nederland, Mary McCarty of Silsbee and Crystal Elliott of Perry, Georgia; son, Mark Thomas McCarty Jr. of Beaumont; mother, Barbara McCarty of Silsbee; sister, ElizabethAnnMcCarty of Beaumont; brothers, William Joseph “Buddy” McCarty of North Carolina, Patrick Henry “Pat” Mc-Carty Sr. of Marlin, Michael Lee “Mike” McCarty Sr. and John Lawrence “Cookie” McCarty, both of Silsbee, Ronald Lewis “Ronnie” McCarty of Summerville, Tennessee, Donald Francis “Donnie” McCarty of Vidor, and Christopher James “Chris” McCarty of Beaumont; and five grandchildren.

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