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James Price

James Keynoth “Jim” Price, 50, of Lumberton, passed away Monday, September 10, 2018. He was born in Silsbee. His graveside service was Tuesday, September 18 at Frank’s Branch Cemetery in Fred under the direction of Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton. Survivors include his father, James William Price; partner, Tammy Shelton; children, Lindsey Spencer and husband Caleb, Weston Morgan and fiancee Katlyn and Shaphan LaFleur; siblings, Sheila Dunn and husband Greg, Wayne Orsak, Loretta Peavy and husband Devin, and Kim Challie; and two grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.

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Jimmie Grimes

Jimmie Lew Grimes, 84, of Lumberton, passed away Thursday, September 13, 2018 at home. Funeral service was Monday, September 17 at Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton. Born in Nederland, he retired as manager of power supply at Gulf States Utilities in 1994 with 41 years service. He was a city council member for Sour Lake and Bevil Oaks, Mayor Pro-tem for Bevil Oaks, and was a member of the Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission Executive Committee. He was a Staff Sgt.

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Larry Smith

Larry Smith, 67, of Lumberton, passed away Friday, September 14, 2018. Born in Beaumont, he served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam era. Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Smith; sons, Michael Smith and Lance Smith, both of Lumberton; brother, George Smith and wife Saundra of Nederland; and sister, Emma Lee Lofton of Willis. Committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium in Beaumont.

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Nerveline Jenkins

Nerveline Jenkins, 72, of Fred, passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral service was Saturday, September 15 at Anchor of Hope Fellowship Church in Kountze under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following at Fred Community Cemetery in Fred. Born in Kountze, she was a lifelong resident of the area. She was a homemaker and had also worked with various local businesses. Survivors include her sons, Tommy Roe Jenkins and wife Chandra and Danny Wayne Jenkins and wife Trisha, all of Fred; and six grandchildren and one great-grandchildren.

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Morris Windham

Morris Bryan Windham, 74, passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Funeral service was Saturday, September 15 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Beaumont under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary in Beaumont. Burial was Sunday, September 16 at Magnolia Cemetery, also in Beaumont. Born in Honey Island, he attended schools in Silsbee and after graduation, joined the United States Air Force, NSA and was stationed in London, England. After his service, he attended the University of Texas and Lamar University, majoring in business. After working for Bella Construction and South Hampton Refinery, he started Beaumont Oil Inc., an international refined products, trading and transportation company. In 1987, he purchased Hendon Oil Field Services, later named PWI Inc. He built it into a multi-dimensional company providing oil field equipment and services throughout Texas and Louisiana.

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Robert Riley

Robert Paul “Bobby” Riley, 66, of Kountze, passed away Saturday, September 15, 2018 in Beaumont. His graveside service was Tuesday, September 18 at Knupple Cemetery in Silsbee under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home with military rites presented by Southeast Texas Veteran’s Service Group. Born in Kountze and a lifetime resident of the Hardin County area, he served in the United States Army from 1972 to 1974. He was a carpenter and worked in all phases of home construction from building new homes to a variety of renovation and remodel projects. Survivors include his sisters, Joyce Fountain and husband Maurice of Etoile, Louise Glaze of Sour Lake, and Debbie Riley and Peggy Sellers and husband Wayne, all of Kountze; and brothers, Jerry Riley and wife Margie of Kountze and Arthur Riley and wife Gloria of Orangefield.

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Charles Weston Jr.

Charles Howard Weston, Jr., 71, of Lumberton, died Saturday, September 1, 2018, at Christus Hospital-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. He was born on October 24, 1946, to Loyce “Pete” Darby Weston and Charles Howard Weston, Sr., in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Charles was a United States Army veteran having served in the Vietnam War as a paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne 101st Infantry. He retired from Temple-Inland after thirty years of service. Charles was very competitive in athletics and was a natural athlete. He was an avid bowler who bowled numerous 300 games.

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Thelma Dickinson Davenport 1925 - 2018

Mrs. Thelma Dickinson Davenport, age 93, of Silsbee, Texas passed away on September 4, 2018.

Mrs. Davenport was born on January 27, 1925 in Hull, Texas. As a child her family moved to Silsbee, where she resided until the time of her death. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Silsbee and involved in local community activities. Mrs. Davenport owned and operated the Woodlea Beauty Shop for over 30 years.

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Charles Weston Jr.

Charles Howard Weston Jr., 71, of Lumberton, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

Born in Lake, Charles, Louisiana, he was a United States Army veteran having served in the Vietnam War as a paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne 101st Infantry. He retired from Temple-Inland with 30 years service.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Eller Weston; sons, William Charles Weston and Scott Howard Weston, both of Beaumont; and sister, Carol Weston Daly, and husband Mike of Lake Charles.

A family committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium in Beaumont.

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Johnnie Kemp

Johnnie Maxine Kemp, 88, of Lumberton, died Saturday, September 8, 2018, at Silsbee Oaks Health Care. She was born on September 12, 1929, in Buna, to Martha Ann Gill and Ebren Strawther. Johnnie retired from Beaumont Independent School District as the café manager.

Survivors include her children, Diann Huddleston, of Lindale; Donna Wallace and her husband, Royce, of Troup; Betty Dillard and her husband, Kenneth, of Sour Lake; Lisa Laurent and her husband, Rodney of Silsbee; and Bill Kemp and his wife, Kristie, of Lumberton; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and nephew, Billy Jack Kemp and a host of other nieces and nephews.

Johnnie is preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Kemp; her parents; brothers, Larry Strawther, Robert “Bob” Strawther, and Jimmy Strawther; and sister, Billie Joyce Beasley.

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