Obituaries

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Phyllis Eason

Phyllis Oveta Eason lost her brief but fierce battle with heart disease in Kingwood Hospital on Sunday the 12th of February, 2017, at the age of 76. Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents Amber Mary Wallace and Philip Ogeese Eason and by two brothers Milton Eason and John W. Eason. Phyllis is survived by her husband Jerrell Jolley of Livingston; her brother Melvin Eason and his wife Mary Helen Davis Eason of Cleveland, Texas; and sisters Helen Tipton of Cleveland Texas, Mary Hinson of Blanchard, Louisiana, and Diana Johnson of Shepherd Texas. She is also survived by five children Charles Loftin, Jr of Mont Bellvieu, Kyle Loftin and his wife Mary of Belton, Tammy Mace and her husband Brad of Hutto, Julie Jolley and her husband Howard "Pete" Thomas of Houston, and Dallas Hall and her husband Michael of Austin; 14 grandchildren Ashley, Candice, Kristina, Joshua, Aubrey, JJ, Marissa, Hali, Emily, Amber, Treldon, Faith, Joel, and Thomas; and 4 great grandchildren.

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Roy Blount Sr.

Roy Edward Blount Sr. “P-John”, 86, of Lufkin passed away Friday, February 10, 2017 at his home. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 18 at St. Beulah Baptist Church in Silsbee with burial following in Kirby Cemetery under the direction of J.B. Coleman Memorial Mortuary in Silsbee. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. the day of service at the church. He was a lifelong resident of Silsbee before moving to Lufkin. He was a retired logger. Survivors include his children, Kim Blount Jenkins and Carol Blount Settler, both of Silsbee, Joyce Thompson and husband Calvin of Beaumont and Roy Edward Blount Sr. and wife Sharon of Los Angeles, California; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Florene Jannise

Florene Hazel Jannise, 86, of Kountze, passed away Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Pine Arbor Health Care in Silsbee. Funeral service will be Friday, February 17 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following at Hooks Cemetery in Kountze. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 at the funeral home. A native of Lumberton and longtime resident of Hardin County, she was a cafeteria supervisor with Lumberton ISD. Survivors include her husband, Clyde Jannise of Kountze; sons, Daniel Ling and Gerald Jannise, both of Silsbee, Mickey Jannise of Kountze, Davis Jannise of Call and Gary Jannise of Escondido, California; sisters, Alice Quigley of Escondido, California, Mary Walters of China, and Sharon Hoadley of Alvin; sisters, Lillie Brown, Margie Gardener of Lumberton, and Juanita Sanders of Zavalla; brother, Rayburn Hampshire of Jasper; 34 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren

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Lonnie Yawn

Lonnie Lavonia Yawn, 85, of Ennis, passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Legend Oaks Healthcare and Rehab in Ennis. Funeral service was Saturday, February 11 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following in R.S. Farmer Memorial Cemetery, also in Silsbee. A native of San Augustine, she had lived in Silsbee prior to moving to Ennis. She had worked for Foodway Grocery Store, J. Chancellor Office Supply, 1st National Bank, FF Stockton, Gibson’s, Cunningham Furniture and she also sold shoes. Survivors include sons, Lonnie Wade Yawn and wife Mary of College Station and Wesley Durwood Yawn Jr. and wife Teran of Cedar Park; daughters, Jenny Gayle Winegeart of Ennis and Kay Skuza and husband Richard of Jasper; brother, Newton Simmons of Kirbyville; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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Hazel Parks

Hazel Elizabeth Parks, 80, of Lumberton, passed away Sunday, February 12, 2017. She was born in Anniston, Alabama. Survivors include her children, James Ray of Lumberton; Tommy Ray and wife Lynn of Lawrenceville, Georgia; and Larry Neal Ray and wife Connie of McIntosh, Florida; and five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A private family committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium in Beaumont under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee.

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Jimmie Pann Sr.

Jimmie Lee Pann Sr., 78, of Silsbee, passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Linda Pann of Silsbee; children, Karen Hogue and husband Eddie, Jimmie Lee Pann Jr. and wife Karen, and Jason Pann, all of Tulsa; sisters, Lois Parker and husband Bill of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Lena Boling and husband Doug of Inola, Oklahoma and Laura Miller and husband Paulx of Pocola, Oklahoma; and eight grandchildren and one great grandchildren. A private memorial will be held in Oklahoma at a later date. Provided by Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton.

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Michael Thomason

Michael Evans Thomason, 55, of Buna, died Sunday, February 12, 2017 at his home. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 16 at Suddeth Bluff Cemetery in Newton County under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. He was a native and longtime resident of Houston before moving to Buna five years ago. He worked for the Texas Department of Corrections as a correctional officer and was a United States Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Ashley Thomason of Buna; son, Landon Thomason of Buna; daughter, Crystal Thomason of Kose; and two grandchildren.

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Betty Fountain

Betty Jean Loftin Fountain, 70, of Silsbee, passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at her home. Funeral service was Sunday, February 12 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following in Franks Branch Cemetery in Fred. Born in Evadale and a longtime resident of Silsbee, she was a homemaker. Survivors include daughters, Jo Ann Blair of Spurger, Pamela McWilliams of Silsbee, Elizabeth McPherson of Jena, Louisiana, Tina Anderson of Fred, and Onneta Knighten of Silsbee; brothers, Ricky Loftin and Dennis Loftin, both of Fred; sisters, Laura Faye Garsee of Warren Billy Wilson of Fred, Onneta Eason of Fred, and Gale Essary of of Spurger; and 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

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Ed Tom Worthey

Funeral services for Ed Tom Worthey, 84, of Silsbee will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Farmer Funeral Home with interment following in R.S. Farmer Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mr. Worthey passed away February 6, 2017 at Silsbee Convalescent Center, where he was receiving rehab after falling and breaking his hip in April, 2016. Born in Jasper on August 15, 1932 to Robert Wiley and Ella White Worthey, he was a long time resident of Silsbee and owned Wooden Pallets LTD since 1983. He was generous to a fault and loved his family and employees. Ed Tom enjoyed time spent with family and friends at his ranches in Duvall County and his Chenault-Apache Ranch in Webb County. Mr. Worthey is preceded in death by his parents, wife of 63 years Patsy Ruth Oubre Worthey, brother Sherman White Worthey, and sisters Robbie Jones and Dorothy Huff.

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Ruby Artis

Ruby Mae Cezar Artis, 80, of Silsbee, passed way Monday, January 2, 2017 at Pine Arbor in Silsbee. Funeral service was held Saturday, January 7 at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church in Silsbee with burial in Kirby Cemetery, also in Silsbee under the direction of Robinson Funeral Home. A native of Oberlin, Louisiana, she was a longtime resident of Silsbee. Survivors include her children, Barbara Ann Sullivan of Walnut, California, Darrell Artis of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Debra Ann Young and husband David of Silsbee, Michael Artis and wife Sheila of Beaumont, Alfred Artis Jr. and wife Joanne of Sunny Vale, California; and Farrell Artis and wife Yolanda of Katie; sisters, Laura Mae Reid of South Carolina, Lula Jones of Lake Charles, Louisiana, and Agnes Woodard of Channelview; brother, Wilbert Cezar of Beaumont; and 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

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