Obituaries

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Bertie Williams

Bertie Mae Denard Williams, 84, of Silsbee, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 21 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee with burial following at Antioch Cemetery in Buna. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. the day of service at the funeral home. Survivors include sons, Eddie Denard and wife Mary Ann of Kingwood, Paul Denard and wife Roberta of Baytown and Mark Denard and wife Sherry of Fort Worth; daughter, Carolyn Denard of Silsbee; and nine grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

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May

Freddie Nelson

Freddie M. Nelson 73, of Stone Mountain, Georgia; formerly of Silsbee, Texas; passed May 10, 2017. Services were May 17, 2017 at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church 420 S. 10th St. Silsbee, TX. Visitation began at 9AM until funeral at 11AM. Interment was in Kirby Cemetery, Silsbee, TX. On May 4, 1944, Freddie Mae Brown Nelson, was born to the late Fred and Grace Brown of Silsbee, Texas. Freddie was the 4th child born to this union. She accepted Christ at a very young age under the leadership of Reverend C.W. Jones of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. Freddie graduated from Waldo Mathews High School in 1962 furthering her education at Prairie View A&M University. In 1965, she was united in marriage to the late Tommy G. Nelson, Jr. From this union three beautiful daughters were born, Chandra, Tijuana (Tina), and Joanna.

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May

Lee Craig

Lee Eileen Craig, 68, a longtime resident of Lumberton, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, May 17) at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee. Survivors include her husband, Billy Craig of Lumberton; daughters, Tammy Swearingen and husband Joel of Lumberton, Jennifer Bickham and husband Travis of Brookeland, and Priscilla Craig of Lumberton; brothers, Lee Mack Self of Vidor and Gene Self of Beaumont; sisters, Ann Dean of Dallas and Kay Williams of Vidor; and six grandchildren.

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May

Steve Harrison

Steve Elbert Harrison, 71, of Orange, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Southeast Texas Medical Center in Port Arthur. Funeral service was Saturday, May 13 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following in Resthaven Cemetery in Silsbee. Born in Kirbyville and a longtime resident of Orange, he was a United States Air Force veteran. Survivors include his wife, Doris Harrison of Orange; son, Steven Harrison of Lumberton; daughters, Doris Lynn Wood of Nederland, Sherie Harrison of Orange and Teresa Brumley of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; brothers, Jerry Harrison of Kountze and Bruce Harrison of Lumberton; sister, Doris Biskamp of Silsbee; and six grandchildren.

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May

Bobbie Calk

A memorial service for Bobbie Joan Fisher Calk, 81, of Silsbee was held at 1:30 pm Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church of Silsbee. Officiated by Reverend Beth Faulk. Mrs. Calk died May 3, in Beaumont. Joan was born July 29, 1935 in Baytown to Curtis Clifton Fisher Sr. and Sybil Brown Fisher. She was a long-time resident of Silsbee. She graduated the University of Texas where she met and married Jerald Calk. Joan was a retired teacher with the Silsbee school district. Mrs. Calk loved to travel and spend time with her family and friends. She was an avid bridge player. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Jerald L. Calk and brother Curtis Clifton Fisher Jr. Survivors include her son Clifton Calk and wife Barbara of Frisco; daughter Sharon Baldree and husband Wesley of Silsbee; grandchildren Matthew Baldree, Daniel Baldree, Brian Criswell and Carol Kringen and six great grandchildren. A special thank you for the compassionate care she received from Dr.

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May

Addie Roberts

Addie Sue Roberts, 68, of Silsbee, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Funeral service was Friday, May 12 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Silsbee with burial following at Roberts Rest Cemetery under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee. A native and lifelong resident of Silsbee, she was a teacher for many years. Survivors include her daughters, Katrina Gonzalez and husband Bill and Brandy Trojcak and husband Gary, all of Silsbee; brothers, George Nesbitt of Elgin, Jim Nesbitt of Lake Charles and Charles Nesbitt of Silsbee; and three grandchildren.

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May

Lena Thomas

Lena Mae Thomas, 91, of Silsbee, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Funeral service was Sunday, May 14 at Faith Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church in Kountze with burial following at Old Hardin Cemetery in Kountze under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary, also in Kountze. Survivors include her daughter, Retha Smith of Silsbee; and seven grandchildren and numerous great and great great grandchildren.

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Wesley Saulsbury

Wesley Gean Saulsbury, 85, of Silsbee, passed away Monday, May 8, 2016. A graveside service was Tuesday, May 9 at R.S. Farmer Cemetery in Silsbee. He was a United States Navy veteran and retired from Mobil Oil as an operator with 38 years service. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Shirley Saulsbury of Silsbee; sons, Wesley Saulsbury of Beaumont and William David Saulsbury and wife Brenda of Silsbee; brothers, Bobby Joe Saulsbury and wife Margie of Livingston and Jerry Saulsbury of Troy; and seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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May

Onia Carter

Onia Arline Carter, 60, of Kountze, passed away Friday, May 5, 2017. She was born in Lufkin. Survivors include her husband, Jerry Carter of Kountze; children, Jason Carter of Anahuac, Charlie Pruett of Silsbee, Shannan Burkett and husband Jerry of Kountze, Les Carter and wife Heather of Liberty, Janese Carter of Liberty and Jerry Carter of Leesville, Louisiana; siblings, Lula May McCulley of Polk, Ohio, Roy Shanks of Huntington, Dwayne Shanks of Jasper and Zella Nichols of Hudson; and 13 grandchildren. A family committal was at Broussard’s Crematorium in Beaumont.

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Dollie Hollyfield

Dollie Hollyfield, 70, of Silsbee, died Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Pine Arbor Nursing Home, Silsbee. She was born on November 26, 1946, in Fred, to Maudie Peterson and John Roe Jenkins. Dollie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. She loved her family. Dollie always welcomed her nieces and nephews, who all called her “Aunt Doh Doh”, and was famous for her hot water cornbread and dumplings. She will be greatly missed by all.

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