Obituaries

Wed
29
Apr

Rena Gardner

Rena Jane Gardner, 68, of Wildwood, died Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 30 at Wildwood-Village Mills United Methodist Church in Village Mills under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze. Her committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium in Beaumont and will be interred at Old Hardin Cemetery in Kountze. A native of Leonardtown, Maryland, she was a human resource manager with the United States government and a longtime member at Wildwood-Village Mills United Methodist Church. Survivors include her stepdaughter, Janet Gardner of Falls Church, Virginia.
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29
Apr

Arnold Gibson

A graveside service for Arnold Kenneth Gibson, 69 of Silsbee will be Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery in Jonesboro, Arkansas under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home. Mr. Gibson passed away at St. Elizabeth Hospital onApril 27, 2015. He was a native of Jonesboro and a longtime resident of Silsbee. Mr. Gibson worked for DuPont as an Engineer. He is preceded in death by his parents, Louis W. and Alma Ruth Fike Gibson. Survivors include his wife, Sandra A. Gibson of Silsbee; sons, Anthony Gibson and wife Sarah of Dequincy, Louisiana and Troy Gibson and wife Tamera of Eufaula, Alabama; daughter, Tanya Gibson of Boca Raton, Florida; and five grandchildren, Shriyanthia Winalasekera, Asanga Winalasekera, Kolby Gibson, Adrianna Gibson, and Austin Gibson.
Wed
29
Apr

Rev. Willie Hadnot

Wed
29
Apr

Edward Bell

Funeral services for Edward Britton Bell, 80, of Blessing were at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday April 29, 2015 at Farmer Funeral Home with interment following at Baker Bell Cemetery. Mr. Bell passed away April 24, 2015 at DeTar Heathcare System in Victoria. He was a native of Fred and a longtime resident of Blessing. He served his country proudly in the US Army. Mr. Bell is preceded in death by his parents A.V. and Rebecca Lester Callaway Bell; son Everett Britton Bell; brothers A.V. Bell Jr., Bill Bell, Dizzy Dean Bell; sisters Haurence Baker, Tennie Moore, and Mary Hicks. Survivors include daughters, Portia Elin Bell of Blessing, Linda Jo Ortiz of Arlington, Lana Joyce Bell of Alabama; son, Edward Lynn Bell of Alabama; step-daughter Leanette Orcutt of Alabama; brother Buddy Bell; sisters Ettie Garroutte of Nederland and Jeanette Rao of Alexander AR; and five grandchildren. Mr. Bell will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
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29
Apr

John Spears Jr.

John W. Spears Jr., 56, of Silsbee, died Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at Tyler County Hospital inWoodville. Funeral service was Thursday, April 23 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following in Fred Community Cemetery in Fred. A native of Kountze and a longtime resident of Silsbee, he was a truck driver employed by David Hatton Logging. Survivors include his mother, Geneva Snow of Georgetown; wife, Emily Husser Spears of Silsbee; son, James David Dykes of Silsbee; daughter, Tamela R. Porath of Silsbee; brothers, Bobby Spears of Austin and Leonard Snow of Silsbee; sisters, Judy Martin of Georgetown and Lynda Snow of Oklahoma; and three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
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29
Apr

Arthur Brown

Arthur Lee Brown, 85, of Silsbee, died Monday, April 27, 2015 at Silsbee Oaks Health Care in Silsbee. Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, April 29) at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Silsbee with burial following in Antioch Cemetery in Buna under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee. Survivors include sons, Albert Leon Sontag of Florida, Arthur Lee Sontag and wife Beverly of Kountze, and Kenneth Hugh Sontag, Marvin Wayne Brown and wife Cindi and Craig Stewart Brown, all of Palestine; daughter, Pichello “P.J.” Lane and husband Michael of Palestine; and eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.
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29
Apr

Vernice Means

VerniceMarieMeans, 86, of Silsbee, died Friday,April 24, 2015. She was born on June 23, 1928, in Brookeland, to Bessie Powell DuBose and William Pratt DuBose. Survivors include her son, Larry Robbins and his wife, Sherry, of Silsbee; grandchild, Lee Robbins of Silsbee; greatgrandchild, Claire Calnon of Rockwall; and brother, Marvin DuBose of Lumberton. She is preceded in death by her parents; and granddaughter, Katie Robbins. A graveside service was at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 26, 2015, at R.S. Farmer Memorial Cemetery, Silsbee, under the direction of Broussard’s, Silsbee. Complete and updated information may be found at www.broussards1889.com.
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29
Apr

Claudie Carter

Claudie Mae McNeely Carter, 81, a lifelong resident of Kountze, died Monday, April 20, 2015. Survivors include her sons, James Gordon Carter of Baytown, Billy Carter of Florida, Bobby Carter of Silsbee and Toby Carter of Louisiana; brothers, Elvin McNeely of Silsbee and Milton McNeely of Kountze; sisters, Bonnie Droddy and Judy Pena, both of Silsbee; and 20 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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22
Apr

Sammie Griffith Jr.

Wed
22
Apr

Ina Risner

Ina Louise Risner, 90, of Kountze, died Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at Village Creek Nursing Home in Lumberton. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, April 24 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following in Village Mills Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. the day of service at the funeral home. A native of Village Mills and a longtime resident of Kountze, she was a retired childcare worker. Survivors include her son, WilliamA. Risner Jr.; brother, James Cheshire; and sisters, Verna and Carolyn.
 

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