Obituaries

Wed
26
Apr

Betty Nichols

Betty Nichols, 81, of Lumberton, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017. Funeral service was at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday, April 26) at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Beaumont with burial following at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary, also in Beaumont. Born in Beaumont, she was a registered nurse at Baptist Hospital and owner of Ray Nichols Rabbitry. Survivors include sons, Lynn Nichols and wife Doreen and Charlie Nichols and wife, Wendy, all of Lumberton; daughters, Vickie Mills and husband Monty of Lumberton and Tina Fagan and husband Wayne of Corpus Christi; sister, Peggy Gonzales of Bevil Oaks; and nine grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

Wed
26
Apr

Sonny Middleton

Morris L. “Sonny” Middleton, 75, of Lumberton, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017. A memorial gathering was Monday, April 24 at Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton. Born in Harlan, Kentucky, he was a self-employed businessman. Survivors include his wife of over 51 years, Shirley Middleton of Lumberton; children, Tonya Fuller and husband Terry of Beaumont and Shannon Middleton of Lumberton; sister, Merrell Hill and husband Glenn of Fairborn, Ohio; and four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Wed
26
Apr

Marie Lacy

Marie Howard Lacy, 79, of Kountze, died Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Christus Hospital – St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born on January 2, 1938, in Hillister, to Appleonia Compton and Henry Howard. She worked for Kirby Lumber Company for many years.

Wed
26
Apr

Paul Easley

Funeral services for Paul Gene Easley, 64, of Spurger were at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 24, 2017 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee. Visitation was from 1:00 p.m. until time of service. Mr. Easley passed away April 19, 2017 at his residence. Paul was born April 20, 1952 in Hemphill to Titus Paul and Geraldine Chance Easley. He was a lifetime resident of Fred and Spurger. Paul proudly served his country in the US Navy and worked as a safety engineer for Englobal Engineering before retiring. Mr. Easley is preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Britton Hutto. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Debbie Holden Easley of Spurger; daughters, Ashley Kelahlyah and husband Eli and Rachel Easley, both of Beaumont; brother, Wendall Paul Easley of Dallas; sisters, Mary Smith and husband Ronnie of Silsbee, Betty Hall and husband Wayne of Fred, Barbara Hutto of Fred and Annette Wortham and husband R.E.

Wed
26
Apr

Rita Rogers

Rita Wiethop Rogers, age 77, of Silsbee, Texas, entered Heaven’s gate on April 24, 2017. Rita was born September 19, 1939, in Silsbee, Texas, the daughter of Clifford Herschel, Sr. and Marie (Paine) Aultz. A consummate mother and homemaker, Rita was an excellent cook and thoroughly enjoyed preparing meals for family and friends. Rita passed down the love of cooking and many of her secret recipes to her children. Rita also enjoyed gardening, sewing, fishing, dancing, playing dominoes, and her little dachshund, Abby. Those who knew Rita, knew that her world revolved around her family. She especially enjoyed when her family gathered in her home for special occasions.

Wed
26
Apr

Sheila Moon

Funeral services for Sheila Jane Moon, 58, of Silsbee were at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 21, 2017 at Farmer Funeral Home with interment following in Morse Cemetery in Buna. Visitation began at 5:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Ms. Moon passed away April 17, 2017 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. She was born December 9, 1958 in Sulphur LA to James T and Betty Jane Hood Moon. Sheila was a longtime resident of Silsbee. She worked as a loan officer before retiring. Ms. Moon is preceded in death by her father; and sister Pamela Suzette Moon. She is survived by her mother, Betty Moon Derryberry of Silsbee; sons, Joshua Thomas Hamner of Denham Springs, Louisiana, Jeremiah Dustin Hamner of Centre, Alabama and Jacob Howard Secrest, Jessie Secrest and Douglas Secrest, all of Denham Springs, Louisiana; brother, Joseph Thomas Moon of San Augustine; sister, Tammy Moon Andrews of Evadale; and grandchildren Kitana, Jade, Brice, Brayden, Brianna, Jeremiah II, Hayden, Hannah and Makayla.

Wed
26
Apr

Claudette Webb

Claudette “Snookie” Webb, 78, of Jena, Louisiana, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017 in Kountze. Funeral service was Saturday, April 22 at Farmer funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following in Fellowship Cemetery in Warren. Born in San Augustine, she had been staying with her mother in Kountze. Survivors include her mother, Evon Bridges of Kountze; sons, Thomas Michael Browning and wife Brenda of Crystal River, Florida, Casey Webb and wife Jamie of Shreveport, Louisiana and Michael Webb and wife Stephanie of Pineville, Louisiana; daughter, Thressa Vaughn of Gonzalez, Louisiana; brother, Kenneth Thornton of North Zulch; and 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great grandchildren.

Wed
19
Apr

Anna Price

Anna Ruth Young Price, 75, of Lumberton, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Funeral service was Monday, April 17 at Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton with burial following at Franks Branch Cemetery in Fred.

She worked at the Benevolence Foundation and then worked as a recored keeper for the Beaumont Police Department, where she retired.

Survivors include her husband, James William Price of Lumberton; children, Sheila Dunn and husband Greg of Beaumont, Kim Challie and husband Joseph Langston of Silsbee, and Wayne Orsak and James K. Price, both of Lumberton; and 15 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

 

 

Wed
19
Apr

Victor Petkovsek

Victor Anthony Petkovsek, 86, of Lumberton, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 20 at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Lumberton under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary in Beaumont. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. today (Wednesday, April 19) at the funeral home.

Born in Beaumont, he retired as an operator after 30 years at Texas Gulf and Sulfur in Beaumont.

Survivors include his daughters, Alison Gilmore of Lumberton and Lola Smith and husband James of Willis; brother, Jerry Petkovsek of Beaumont; and eight grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren.

 

 

Wed
19
Apr

Betty Vrana

Betty Jean Audilet Vrana, 87, of Kountze, died Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Funeral service was Sunday, April 9 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze with burial following at Old Hardin Cemetery, also in Kountze.

Born in Homewood, Mississippi, she was an auto parts saleswoman. Survivors include her children, Bonnie Padon and husband Robert of Winnie, Lynda McInnis and husband Kenneth of Kirbyville and Cynthia Freeman and husband James and Don Phillips and wife Brenda, all of Kountze; siblings, Raymond Audilet, Clifton Audilet, George Audilet, and JoAnn Mendoza; and ten grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

 

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