Obituaries

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John Joseph Surowiec Jr.

John Joseph Surowiec Jr., 63, of Lumberton, died Friday, May 15, 2015 at his home. A memorial service was Sunday,May 17 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee. A native of Stutart, Germany, he retired from Lucite
International formerly DuPont, where he worked for 37 years. Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Betty Surowiec; daughters, Tonya Arceneaux and husband Frank of Cedar Park, Shawn Gill and husband
Greg of Bullard and Heather Schindewolf and husband Wade of Spring; sons, Tony Wiedman of Beaumont and Michael Surowiec and wife Kaci of Conroe; sister, Lisa Polk and husband Tommy of Houston; and ten grandchildren.

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Charles Earle “Charlie” Moore Sr.

Charles Earle “Charlie” Moore Sr., 68, of Kountze, died Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral service was Saturday, May 16 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze with burial following in Old Hardin Cemetery, also in Kountze. A native of Beaumont, he was a United StatesAir Force Vietnam veteran and had worked at Britton Cravens. Survivors include daughter, Angela Moore of Fred; son, Chad Moore and wife Amanda of Kountze; stepdaughter, Debra Felps of Michigan; step-son, Jimmy Felps of Village Mills; and seven grandchildren.

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Betty Ruth Vassar

Betty Ruth Vassar, 79, of Kountze, died Sunday, May 17, 2015. Funeral service was Tuesday, May 19 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee with burial following in Magnolia Cemetery in Beaumont. Survivors include her husband, Joe Glenwood Vassar; sons, Harold Vassar and wife Gwen of Kountze and Nolan Vassar and wife Glenda of Edinburg; sisters, Patsy Ann Thomas, Lucretia Huddleston and Brenda Gagliano; brother,
Emery Anderson Sr.; and three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Rhea Simpson Oglesbee

Rhea Simpson Oglesbee, 94, died Monday, May 11, 2015 in Jacksonville. Funeral service was Saturday, May 16 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze with burial following in Old Hardin Cemetery, also in Kountze.
Survivors include daughter, Adele Hedges and husband Dan; and one grandchild.

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Parker Bishop

Parker Lee Bishop, 78, of Lumberton, died Friday, May 8, 2015 at his home after a long hard fought battle with cancer. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Lumberton. Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Dorothea “Dottie” Bishop of Lumberton; sons, Hollis Del Bishop and wife Cathy of Dickenson, Len Bishop and wife Lisa of Colorado; step-children, Susan Ann Horelica and husband Mark of Lumberton, Buster Ferrell of Lumberton and Melissa Lee and husband Clint Lemare ofVidor; and ten grandchildren and ten greatgrandchildren.

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Pauline Terrell

Pauline “Polly” Terrell, 90, of Kountze, died Saturday, May 9, 2015 at The Arboretum inWinnie. Funeral service was at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, May 13) at Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze with burial following in Felps Cemetery in Thicket. Survivors include son, Kenneth Terrell and wife Becky of Richwood; daughter, Dianne Miller and husband Reed of Fannett; sister, Evie Gates of Bauxite, Arkansas; brothers, Vance Nutt of Benton, Arkansas and Troy Nutt of Malvern, Arkansas; and five grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren.

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Matthew Smith

Matthew Williams Smith, 23 of Brazoria, Texas passed away Sunday, May 10, 2015. He was born July 22, 1991 in Galveston, Texas to Richard Williams and Nichole Diana (Valenti) Smith. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Baker Funeral Home inWest Columbia with Pastor Robert Moore officiating. Burial will follow atAngleton Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, May 15, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Serving as pallbearers are his loving family and friends. Matthew is survived by his wife,Alissa Blackwell Smith; daughters, Audryna Arthur and Hunner Rose Smith; mother, NickieValenti-Purcell and husband, Mike of Brazoria; father, Bill Brinkley of Gainesville, FL.; brother, Brandon Smith; sisters, Autumn Brinkley of Broaddus, TX., Cloe Brinkley of Gainesville, FL.; grandparents, Larry and Diane Garrett of Fred, TX., Marinell Smith ofAngleton; Margaret Powell

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Margie Rainer

Margie Jerlene Rainer, 81, of Lumberton, died Sunday, May 10, 2015 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 14 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee with burial following in
Leatherwood Cemetery in Lumberton. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. today (Wednesday, May 13) at the funeral home. Survivors include son, Reverend Kenneth Rainer and wife Peggy of Arvada, Colorado; daughters, Joy K. Tate and husband Joe and Geraldine Tate and husband Grady, all of Lumberton; brothers, Paul Coleman and wife Mary Ann of Beaumont, Vernis Coleman and wife Judy of Kirbyville and Ray Coleman and wifeMelinda of Kountze; and nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

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Tommy Fuller

Tommy Edward Fuller, 63, of Hemphill, died Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday,May 16 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee. Anative of Beaumont and a longtime resident of Hemphill, he worked as a forge shop supervisor for Western of Texas. Survivors include his wife Judy Fuller; sons, James E. McKenzie and Johnny McKenzie; daughter, Tina Taylor; brother, Johnny Fuller; sisters, Peggy Fuller and Linda Coffey; and nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Harold Parr

Harold D. Parr, 78, of Buna, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at his home. A native of Houston and a longtime resident of Buna, he was a self-employed and a retired fabrication technician. He was also a United States Army veteran.
Survivors include sons, Harold Vernon Parr and Bryon Keith Parr, both of Houston, Robert Ray Parr of Katy, Steven Loller of Newton, and Robert Hare of Katy; daughters, Susan Elaine Plummer of Cuero, Rhonda Blair of California and Danielle North of Tennessee; brothers, Bob Parr of Silsbee and Herbert Parr of Rusk; sisters, Ila Mae Rankin of Lufkin,Margie Rasmussen of Missoula, Montana; and 18 grandchildren and 15 greatgrandchildren. Amemorial will be at a later date.

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