Obituaries

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Larry Jordan Sr.

Larry Charles Jordan, Sr., of Mont Belvieu, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 in Houston, Texas surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 13, 1956 in Beaumont, Texas to Charles Jordan and Ruby Jean Attaway Sanders. Larry graduated from Lumberton High School in 1974. He and his wife were residents of Beaumont before relocating to the Mont Belvieu area in 1980. Larry worked for the City of Mont Belvieu for 35 years and was the Public Works Director. He was devoted to his job, was very proud being the public works director and would always say that he felt like the city was his own. Larry was always caring, genuine and an admirable mentor and a true friend to many. He constantly stayed so positive even after being diagnosed with cancer a year and a half ago. Larry was a very devoted and loving husband, father, pawpaw and friend. He enjoyed anything that involved his family.

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Tabitha Nichols

Tabitha Michelle Nichols, 40, of Jasper, died Monday, August 28, 2017 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 9 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following in Tanton Cemetery. Born in Silsbee, she was a longtime resident of Jasper. Survivor include her parents, Leslie and Kay Eddings Paine; husband, Jason Nichols of Jasper; sons, Landon J. Nichols and Jerry Eddings, both of Jasper; daughter, Cydnee Young of Beaumont; grandmother, Maudie Lee of Jasper; brother, Bryan Paine of Marietta, Georgia; and sister, Bar

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Clinton Sherrell Jr.

Clinton Starnes Sherrell Jr., 76, of Silsbee, passed away August 26, 2017 at Silsbee Convalescent Center. Mr. Sherrell was born in Ysleta, Texas June 4, 1941 to Clinton S. Sherrell Sr. and Ouida Bess ‘Betty’ Haralson Sherrell. Clinton was a lifelong resident of Silsbee and was retired from Silsbee ISD where he taught auto mechanics. He was a car and motorcycle enthusiast. Mr. Sherrell is preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Christina Darlene Musinski. Left behind to cherish his memories are his daughter, Mary Katherine Adams of Kyle; sisters, Kay Gregg of Clear Lake City and Mary Reidinger of Silsbee. He is also survived by his adored grandchildren Jessica Percer, Danny Shelton, Ashleigh Lense and Claire Hall and three great- grandchildren. There are no services planned at this time. Mr. Sherrell will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

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Elmer Cooley

Elmer Cooley, 79, of Livingston, Texas went to his Heavenly home Sunday, August 27, 2017 after passing away at Kingwood Hospital. He worked primarily in the oilfield industry for Ashland Oil for 47 years, and retired from serving his local church of Livingston First Assembly of God where he was a longstanding member. Elmer was known to many as a farmer, fisherman, a loving father, a Christian, a provider, and friend. He was the kind of man that would give you the shirt off his back. He loved his family, his church and God. He loved to visit with friends and help people in need, all you had to do was ask and he was there ready and willing to help. Preceding him in death were his parents, Angie Lee Van Pelt Cooley and Robert Franklin Cooley; his brother, A.C. Cooley; and a son, Robert Allen Cooley. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Crickett Cooley of Livingston, Texas; five daughters, Wanda Cooley of Brenham, Texas, Renee Pond and husband Kevin of Brenham, Texas.

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Donald Pierson

Donald Charles Pierson, 60, of Wildwood, went to be with the Lord Monday, August 28, 2017, at his home in Wildwood. He was born on February 3, 1957, in Clinton, Oklahoma, to June Potter Pierson Law and Robert Pierson. Don came from a large family, he was the ninth of ten children. He graduated from Plano High School, Plano, in 1975 and continued his education at Stephen F. Austin State University. Don moved to Houston to start a career as an Optician at Christy Optical. Since 2004 Don has been with Dr. Peter Case at Beaumont Family Eye Care over the Lab and as an Optician. Don is also a full-time pastor at Genesis Baptist Church of Silsbee. He preached his last sermon on July 30, 2017, until he could not stand up any more on his own.

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Ronald Leon Hukill

Ronald Leon Hukill, 67, of Silsbee, died Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral service was Friday, August 25 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee with burial following at Frank’s Branch Cemetery in Fred. Born in Lindale, he was home builder and carpenter for 47 years. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Stephanie Hukill; daughters, Bliss Sims and husband Kevin of Silsbee, Blair Delacerda and husband Scott of Lumberton and Blythe Hukill of Silsbee and Brittaney Hoke and husband Brandon of Kountze; sisters, Brenda Garrison and husband Clint of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, Sharon Hukill, Sandy Reese Barnett of Jewett, Julie Loncon and husband Jerry of Groves, Vickie Morris and husband Dave of Marquez; brothers, Charles Hukill, Freddie Joe Hukill and wife Joe Lee of Huntsville and Jerry Reese of Austin; stepmother, Patsy Hukill of Jewett; and two grandchildren.

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Jo Whitman-Kellum

Funeral services for Leona Jo Whitman-Kellum, 45, of Silsbee were at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 25, 2017 at Farmer Funeral Home with interment following in Turner Branch Cemetery in Spurger. Visitation was Friday from 12:00 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Mrs. Kellum passed away Monday, August 21, 2017 at her residence. Jo was born January 13, 1972 in Silsbee to Vernon David and Mary Richard Whitman. She was a lifelong resident of this area. Jo was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend, who touched the lives of everyone who knew her. She was vivacious, fun loving and a joy to be around. Her family meant everything to her and if you were her friend, she would go to the end of the earth to be there for you. Jo will be deeply missed by her loving family and many, many friends. She is preceded in death by her parents and grandmother, Leona Whitman.

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Alice Kathryn (Terry) Jeffcoat

Alice Kathryn (Terry) Jeffcoat went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 24, 2017, she was 80 years and 1 week of age. Alice was born August 15, 1937, to Joe Terry and Georgia Oleta Marrs Terry in Warren, Texas. She was raised in this corner of Southeast Texas and attended French High School. Alice married Sam Jeffcoat July 13, 1954, in Beaumont, Texas, and they spent over sixty-three years of their life happily together. They made their home and raised their family of three children in the heart of downtown Fred. Alice was a beloved and longtime member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Fred, where she served as treasurer for over a decade. Alice was a Sunday school teacher, church volunteer, bookkeeper for her husband and sons’ tractor business, tax preparer, caring neighbor, and participated in numerous community events throughout the years.

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Gerry Scott

Gerry Scott, 86, of Lumberton, passed away Friday, August 25, 2017. She was born in Amarillo. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, September 1 at Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, August 31 at the funeral home. Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Gary Carter Scott of Silsbee; son, Kevin Scott; daughters, Celia Sansbury and husband Tommy of Rockwell, North Carolina and Lynette Brown of Beaumont; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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Jai Camilla Arretha Eaglin

Jai Camilla Arretha Eaglin, 28, of Silsbee, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017. A memorial service was Saturday, August 26 at Calvary Mortuary in Beaumont. Survivors include her father, Michael Eaglin; brothers, Travis Simmons and Theresa, Michael Eaglin Jr., Brad Eaglin and Mandy, Gary Eaglin and Matombia, Keven Eaglin and Tiffany, and James Eaglin; and sisters, Cattina Arline and Adrian, Sherri Taylor and Damien and Kimberly Wilson and LaQuintin.

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