Obituaries

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Myrtle Kirsch

Funeral services for Myrtle Crawford Kirsch, 62, of Fred were at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Farmer Funeral Home with interment following in Franks Branch Cemetery. Visitation started at 1:00 p.m. Saturday until time of service. Mrs. Kirsch passed away June 14, 2017 at her residence. Myrtle was a lifelong resident of Fred. She attended Tyler County School of Nursing and worked as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at the Tyler County Hospital for many years. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and friend. She is preceded in death by her parents William Rigan and Cassie Ola Cravy Crawford; husband and father of her children Onnie McGallion; and husband Gustave Kirsch. Survivors include her daughters, Valerie Anderson of Fred and Amanda Stephens and husband Charles of Hillister; brother, J.T.

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Russ Miller

Green “Russ” Miller, Jr., 79, of Kountze, died Friday, June 16, 2017, at his home. He was born on April 7, 1938, in Silsbee, to Alma Gray Miller and Green Miller. Russ was the owner and operator of Russ Miller Construction Company for over thirty years. Survivors include his wife of fifty-five years, Patricia Register Miller; children, Laura Howard and her husband, J. Shane, of Montgomery; and Russell Miller and his wife, Cynthia, of Houston; grandchildren, Brent Hebert, Catherine Sattler, Austin Sattler, Russell Loren Miller, and Cydni Miller; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; and one brother. During his life, he vowed to never work for another man. In that freedom, he became a friend and partner to many, quietly helping and serving those around him. Those that knew him testify to his integrity, hard work ethic, and tough guy/teddy bear personality.

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Willbern Odom

Willbern Lee Odom, 74, of Jasper, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017 in Jasper. Funeral service was Tuesday, June 20 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following at Baker Bell Cemetery in Fred. Born in Saratoga, he was a longtime resident of Fred before moving to Jasper. He was a retired welder and a member of Local 195 in Nederland. Survivors include his sons, Martin Odom and wife Pamela and Damon Odom, all of Jasper; brothers, Thomas Wayne Odom and Escar Earl Odom, both of Kilgore, Virgil Glenn Odom of Warren, Charles Henry Odom of Livingston and Jerry Don Odom of Fred; sisters, Betty Lucille Odom of Port Neches, Shirley Jo Odom of Wildwood, Joyce Strother of Vidor, Barbara Nell Clowers of Warren and Linda Dale McGowan of San Augustine; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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Shirley Moore

Buna, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017 in Beaumont. Funeral service was at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, June 21) at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following at Franks Branch Cemetery in Fred. Born in Evadale, he was a longtime resident of this area. He worked many years in the oilfield and as a carpenter. He built cabinets for many homes and also was a part of building Dam B. He was also a musician that played in many clubs in the area. He was a National Guard veteran. Survivors include his wife of nine years, Gracie L.

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Jerry Creel

Jerry Lynn Creel, 59, of Silsbee, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017. A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 22 at Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. the day of service at the funeral home. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Mary C. Creel of Silsbee; sons, Daniel L. Creel and Brian K. Creel, both of Silsbee; daughters, Crystal K. Byrum and husband Allen of Evadale, and Jerri G. Jenkins and husband Jack and Samantha G. Creel, all of Silsbee; sisters, Kathy Loggins of Silsbee and Debbie Creel of Fred; and 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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Elizabeth LaGrand

Funeral services for Elizabeth Ann LaGrand, 67, of Silsbee were at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017 at St. Mark Catholic Church in Silsbee with interment following in R.S. Farmer Memorial Cemetery. Visitation was from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Farmer Funeral Home. Mrs. LaGrand passed away June 11, 2017 in Beaumont. Elizabeth was born May 29, 1950 in Gibson, North Carolina. She was a longtime resident of this area. Mrs. LaGrand was a devoted member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church where she was also a part of the Altar Society. She loved to spend her time at the church arranging the altar and changing decorations and flowers. In her spare time, she enjoyed arts and crafts and loved to knit. Elizabeth was a member of the Order of Eastern Stars, a women’s auxiliary of the Masonic Lodge. She was also a licensed cosmetologist for numerous years through the Arkansas Board of Cosmetology.

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Rosa Motton

Rosa Lee Motton, 91, of Silsbee, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017 at her home. Funeral service will be Saturday, June 24 at Faith Temple Church of God in Christ in Silsbee with burial following at Kirby Memorial Cemetery, also in Silsbee. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at the church. Born in Newton County, she was a longtime resident of Silsbee where she worked for Kirby Lumber Company. Survivors include Rosetta Ligon of Houston, Doisetta Thomas of Beaumont, Elroy Motton and wife Maryette and Celia Mae Motton, all of Silsbee, and Margaret Lewis and Tracy Motton Bertrand and husband Wilbur, all of Beaumont; and 20 grandchildren, over 200 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.

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Frank Judalet

Francis “Frank” Judalet, 80, of Kountze, died Sunday, June 18, 2017. Funeral service was at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, June 21) at Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee with burial following at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont. Survivors include his wife, Nora Judalet of Kountze; children, Randy Judalet and wife Beverly, Roland Judalet, and Rhonda Spittler and husband Curt, all of Kountze; brothers, Billy Judalet and wife Diane and David Judalet and wife Helen; and six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

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Janet Gibson

Janet Gibson, 80, of Village Mills, died Saturday, June 17, 2017. Funeral service was Tuesday, June 20 at Wildwood-Village Mills United Methodist Church with burial following at Village Mills Cemetery under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze. Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Willie Joe Gibson; son, Michael Murray Gibson and wife Nancy of Santa Fe; sister, Charlotte Woodrow of Boonsboro, Maryland; brother, Hal Bowling of Granville, Ohio; and two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Kera Teel Kyndal Teel

Kera Laneigh Teel, 19, and her infant daughter, Kyndal Jae Teel, both of Beaumont, died Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Kera was born on March 10, 1998, in Beaumont, to Mindy Chambliss Morris and Justin Morris. Kyndal’s father is Andrew Teel. Kera’s survivors include her husband, Andrew Teel; daughter, Alaya Teel; parents, Mindy and Justin Morris of Vidor; grandparents, Charlene Chambliss, Randy Massey, and Mary and Tommy Brown, all of Vidor; great-grandparent, Bernice Goines of Vidor; brother, Britt Morris of Vidor; sister, Tarra Whisenant of Vidor; mother-in-law, Tammy Myers and her husband, Malcolm, of Silsbee; father-inlaw, Mark Teel and his wife, Lisa, of Evadale; sisters-inlaw, Candis Blythe and her husband, Travis; Jenna Myers; and Heather Myers, all of Silsbee; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Charles E. Goines and Larry Lewis Teague.

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