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Daniel Ling Jr.

Daniel Ling Jr., 63, of Kountze, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017. Funeral service was Friday, October 6 at Lumberton Family Funeral home in Lumberton. Bon in Beaumont, he was a master carpenter and painter. Survivors include his daughters, Angela Ling of Lumberton and Andrea Ling of Kountze; step-father, Clyde Jannise of Kountze; sisters, Alice Quigley of Escondido, California and Rosemary Kleim and husband Dave of Fairbanks, Alaska; brother, David Ling and wife Josephine of Seattle, Washington; and five grandchildren.

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Arnold Tevis

Arnold “Arnie” Tevis, 58, of Lumberton, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017. Funeral service was Tuesday, October 10 at North End Baptist Church in Beaumont with burial following at Magnolia Hill Cemetery in Segno under the direction of Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton. He began his career in law enforcement at Marshall Police Department, he was a State Trooper for 15 years before retiring in December 2013. He was currently employed with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department as Courthouse Security. Survivors include his wife, Jana; daughters, Lauren Tevis of Houston and Leslie Smith and husband Andrew of Lumberton; mother, Ernestine Tevis; brother, Kenneth Tevis; sister, Claire Tevis; and one grandchild.

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Margaret Longenberger

Margaret B. Longenberger, 86, of Silsbee passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Funeral service was Monday, October 9 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Silsbee with burial following in Resthaven Cemetery in Silsbee under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home, also in Silsbee. Born in Ocala, Florida and a longtime resident of Silsbee, she worked in retail sales before retiring. Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Donald Longenberger of Silsbee; son, Michael Longenberger; daughters, Donna Dewherst of Florida, Marlene Lacy and Rebecca Montana, both of Silsbee, Karyn Sanderson and Michelle Longenberger, both of Centerville, Georgia and Melissa Hays of Lubbock; and 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

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Kelso Haynes

Kelso Hayes, 68, of Kountze, passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 14 at Faith Temple Church of God in Christ in Silsbee with burial following at Kirby Cemetery in Silsbee under the direction of Donald E. Coleman Funeral Home in Kountze. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. the day of service at the church. Survivors include his wife, Toni White Haynes of Kountze; daughters, Melissa Haynes of Port Arthur and Bridget Gilder of Silsbee; sisters, Carrie Adams of Beaumont, Blanche Williams of Port Arthur, Ellander Cook of Beaumont and Debra Cantue of Beaumont; brothers, Eddie Haynes Jr. of Lufkin, Isaiah Haynes of Flint, Michigan, Sammie Lee Haynes of Dayton, Perry Haynes of Silsbee, Bennie E. Haynes of Little Rock, Arkansas, John Haynes of North Carolina and Ernest Haynes of Houston; and four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

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Jesse Sistrunk

Jesse Sistrunk, 89, passed away August 31, 2017.A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, October 23 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee. Survivors include daughter, Ann Sistrunk Bray of Garland; son, Tom Sistrunk of Hemphill; and four grandchildren

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Marcus Easley

Marcus Ray Easley, 59, of Silsbee, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017. He was born in Port Arthur. Graveside service was Sunday, October 8 at Rest Haven Cemetery in Silsbee under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee. Survivors include his cousins, Sandra Conn and husband Charles of Beaumont and Keith Wilkinson and wife Linda of LaRue.

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Loma Robertson

Loma Lee Wheeler Robertson, 86, passed away in Hattiesburg, Mississippi after a lengthy illness. Funeral service was Tuesday, October 10 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following in Old Hardin Cemetery in Kountze. Born in Beaumont, she was a former resident of Kountze. Survivors include her daughters, Kay Ashley of Petal, Mississippi and Julia Clay of Ellisville, Mississippi; son, George Robertson of Carencro, Louisiana; and eight grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

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Audrey Fischer

Audrey Mae Fischer, 85, of Lumberton, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017. She was born in Pineville, Louisiana. Funeral service was Sunday, October 8 at Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton. Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Carl R. Fischer of Lumberton; daughters, Margaret A. Sanburn and Peggy G. Robinson and husband Johnny W., all of Lumberton; and three grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren.

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Eldridge Eason

Eldridge Eason, 90, of Austin, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017 in Austin. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 14 at The Chapel in the Hills in Wimberley. Born in Silsbee and a graduate of Silsbee High School, he was a longtime resident of Wimberly before moving to Austin a few years ago. He was a United States Navy World War II veteran and worked for the Spring Branch School District in Houston for 30 years as a teacher and principle and also in the personnel department before retiring. Survivors include his wife, Carol Eason; sister, Lula Belle Dominy; children, Barbara Hale and husband David, Ronnie Eason and wife Sharell and Judy Hebert and husband Mike; and five grandchildren.

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Gladys Moore

Gladys Nelly Williford Moore, 68, of Colmesneil, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017. She was a former resident of Kountze. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 21 at Fellowship Cemetery in Warren under the direction of Riley Funeral Home in Tyler County. Survivors include her son, Preston Williford Sr.; brother, Charles Robinson of Silsbee; sister, Mary Kubecka of Colmesneil; and two grandchildren.

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