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Raymond Presley

Raymond Lee Presley, 48, of Kountze, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont.

Funeral service was Saturday, September 1 at Golden Triangle Church on the Rock in Beaumont under the direction of Faith & Family Funeral Home in Batson with burial following at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Sour Lake.

A native of Kountze, he was a self-employed concrete contractor.

Survivors include his mother, Ora Dell Presley of Kountze; daughter, Brandi Ochoa and husband Jorge of Port Neches; sons, Brack Presley and Mason Presley and companion Makaela Sattler, all of Port Neches; brothers, Robert Presley of Kountze, Billy Presley and wife Judy of Buna, and Brian Presley and wife Mary Beth of Jasper; and three grandchildren.

 

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George Doyen

George Doyen passed peacefully into the presence of the Lord on September 3, 2018 at the age of 80. George was born March 18, 1938 in Hemphill, Texas to Jimmy and Lucille Doyen. George graduated from Kirbyville High School in 1956 and then became the first male student to attend the x-ray technician school at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. While attending x-ray school, George met Nelda Graves there and began a 60-year love story. George and Nelda were married on February 8, 1958 and made their home in Silsbee, Texas from that point forward.

George went to work at Hardin County Memorial Hospital in 1960 as an x-ray technician. While working in Kountze he taught himself how to be a laboratory technician and passed his boards becoming both an x-ray technician and a lab technician. In 1971, George was hired by St. Elizabeth Hospital to create Southeast Texas’ first cardiac program.

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James Williams

James Wesley Williams, 89, of Kountze, passed away Friday, September 7, 2018 at his home.

His graveside service was Monday, September 10 at Old Hardin Cemetery in Kountze under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary, also in Kountze.

Born in Orange, he was a United States Army Korean War veteran, was a retired electrician and a member of the IBEW Local #390 and #479. He was also a member of Kountze-Sour Lake Chapter 724 Order of the Eastern Star and was also a 61-year member and Past Master of the Pine Masonic 642 A.F. and A.M. in Kountze.

Survivors include his wife of 52-years, Edith Maree Williams; children, James Williams and wife Sissy and Theresa Belew and husband Keith, all of Jasper; step-children, Jack Hardy and wife Ute of Jewett, Donald Hardy and wife Paula of Winnie, Karl Hardy and wife Jeannie, and Rhodda Frazier and husband Don, all of Kountze; sister, Patricia “Mitsi” Perino of Kountze; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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Alan Carpenter

Alan Ross Carpenter, 67, of Silsbee, passed away Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Pine Arbor Hospice in Silsbee. He was born August 7th, 1951 in Providence, Rhode Island.

The family soon moved to Vidor, Texas where Alan received his entire primary education--- graduating from Vidor High School in 1969. He played French horn in the Vidor High School band, but his real passion was playing his mother’s baby- grand piano. Lessons began when he was just a child, resulting in his reaching the status of virtuoso as an adult. This love for music made choosing a major at Lamar University in Beaumont, an easy choice. It was during these years that he discovered a knack for the violin, and studied under some of the most renowned teachers in the country throughout his music career.

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Mamie Bradford

Mamie White-Bradford, 88, San Augustine, TX formerly of Silsbee TX; Beaumont, TX passed Sept. 10, 2018.

Funeral service will be Sept. 15, 2018 at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 420 South 10th St. Silsbee, Tx. Visitation will begin at 1PM until funeral at 2PM. Interment will be in Kirby Cemetery, Silsbee, Tx.

Mamie was preceded in death by her parents: Julia Haynes White and Jody Lee White. Siblings: Curtis White, Luis White, Sewillo White, Juliet Land, Earnestine Fowler and Jodie Lee White.

Mamie leaves to cherish her memories, children: Donald Ray Bradford (Christine), Curtis Bradford (Pam), Charles Bradford (Orline), Twins: Linda Horton (Amos), Tommy Bradford (Darlene). 7-Grandchildren, 7-Great grandchildren. Siblings: Annie Page, Faye White, Clarence White, Judy Brumley and a host of nieces, nephew other relatives and friends.

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Juanita Bridwell

Juanita D. Bridwell, 90, of Wildwood, died Thursday, September 6, 2018, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont. She was born on September 9, 1927, in Seminole, Oklahoma, to Ertis Poe and Clarence Horace Case.

Survivors include her children, Ertis Charmaine Garner, of Beaumont and Leslie Ann Carpenter and her husband, Bill, of Wildwood; grandchildren, James David Garner, of La Marque; Jessica Hamilton, of San Antonio; Megan Elaine Gay and her husband, Phillip, of, New York; Shane Austin Cox, of Rowlett; Matthew Clayton Cox and his wife, Jayme, of Rowlett; and Julie Annell Garner, of San Antonio; and great-grandchildren, River Ann Gay and Soren Jack Gay, of New York.

Juanita is preceded in death by her parents; son, Stephen “Buster” Cox; and her daughter, Joy Deen Hamilton.

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Eddie Jessie Sr.

Eddie Jessie Sr., 65, of Silsbee, Tx; passed Sept. 09, 2018.

Funeral service will be Sept. 15, 2018 at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 420 South 10th St., Silsbee, Tx.

Visitation will begin at 9AM until funeral at 10am. Interment will be in Kirby Cemetery, Silsbee, Tx. Cherishing his memories are his devoted wife: Lena Jessie, children: Eddie Jessie Jr, Rafael Jessie and Crystals Busby. Siblings: Cliffert Norman III, Ricky Norman, Reggie Norman, Dwight Norman, Snobia Norman, Yolanda Norman and Susan Norman. Grand children: Daysha Jessie, Dallas Jessie, Adrianna Jessie London Jessie and Nadia Jessie. As well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Proctor's Mortuary - Beaumont, is in charge of final arrangements, 3522 Washington Blvd. Beaumont, TX. 77705. (409) 840-2022. www.proctorsmortuary.

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Julia Whitted

Julia Ann Clifton Whitted passed away at home in Katy on September 1, 2018, surrounded by her four children. Julia, who went by Judy, was born on October 30, 1943 in Houston, Texas to Robert I. Clifton and Carroll Coleman Clifton.

Judy first became a nurse in Houston, Texas. She then met and married Davis Whitted of Baytown, Texas and they bought a pharmacy, Savon Drugs, and moved to Silsbee in 1968.

 Judy loved beautiful things, and she opened her own shop, Unique Collections in Silsbee. She was also a clothes and jewelry designer. Her own line, Julia Ann Originals, was sold all over the country and was featured for several years at the Dallas Market. Davis and Judy raised their four children in Silsbee. They were members of St. Mark’s Catholic Church, and they were very involved with their community. 

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Debbie Nance

Debbie Ann Kilcrease Nance, 64, of Silsbee, passed away Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. She was born in Pineland. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7 at Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton with burial following at Resthaven Cemetery in Silsbee. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 at the funeral home. Survivors include her children, Michelle LeAnne Mathis, Larry Eugene Nance Jr. and Randy Wayne Nance; siblings, Dennis Ray Kilcrease and wife Susan, Darrell Kilcrease and wife Becky, and Dawana McDougal; and six grandchildren

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Robert Parr

Robert Lee “Bob” Parr passed away August 27, 2018. He was born in Roswell, New Mexico, on September 12, 1931; he was 86 years old. Survivors include wife, Jane Parr of Silsbee; daughter, Pam Langley and husband, Dale of Silsbee; sons, Clint Parr of Silsbee, Matt Parr of Friendswood, and Wade Parr of Midland; sisters, Ila Rankin and husband, Walter of Lufkin, and Margie Rasmussen of Lufkin; brother, Herbert Parr and wife, Sandy of Rusk; 8 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Willis and Ila Parr; son, Robbie Parr; brothers, Harold Parr and Ray Parr. Bob spent 4 years in the U. S. Navy during the Korean War. After coming home from the war, he became a mechanic and worked with various oil companies, retiring from ARCO Oil and Gas. He later worked at Silsbee Doctor’s Hospital in the maintenance department. While his sons were in school, he enjoyed leading Boy Scouts with his brother, Ray.

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