Obituaries

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Ross Lightfoot

Funeral services for Ross Travis Lightfoot, 23, of Silsbee were at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 19, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Silsbee with interment following at Resthaven Cemetery under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home. Visitation was Saturday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Ross passed away February 15, 2017 in College Station. Born in Beaumont, Ross was a lifetime resident of Silsbee. He graduated from Silsbee High School and was a senior at Texas A&M University, College Station, set to graduate in May with a degree in computer engineering with a minor in math. Ross was a member of Westgate Church of Christ in Beaumont. He is survived by his father, Donald Ray Lightfoot Jr. of Vidor; mother, Veronica Gayle Luna Lightfoot of Silsbee; grandparents, Matt and Gayle Luna of Silsbee and Alice and Don Lightfoot Sr.

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Jack Wiggins

Jack “Junior” Wiggins Jr., 67, of Village Mills, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. He was born in Port Arthur. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 23 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Beaumont with burial following at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m. today (Wednesday, February 22) at the funeral home. Survivors include his daughters, Robyn Wiggins of Baytown and Kristin Long and husband Mason of Lumberton; sisters, Donna McHugh and husband Frank of The Woodlands and JoAnn Dalton and husband Randy of Austin; and four grandchildren.

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Jo Hedge

Jo Berna Coleman Hedge, family woman and small business owner, was born December 4, 1929, in Woodville, Texas, the daughter of Alma Jane Coleman and John Coleman. She passed away on February 15, 2017 - six months and a day after the passing of her loving husband, Jack. She was a beloved mother, daughter, sister, and wife. Jo attended business school in Beaumont, Texas after graduating from Silsbee (TX) High School. Shortly after, Jo had a brief career as a flight attendant for TransTexas Airlines. She then began working for the Texas Highway Department in Beaumont where she met her husband of 64 years, Jack Darnell Hedge. Jo and Jack started their family in the Woodlea neighborhood in Silsbee. Jo learned the insurance business there, working for The Silsbee Insurance Agency. In 1974, the family moved to Lake Dallas, Texas.

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In Loving Memory Of Clarence “C.J.” Howard Jr. June 5, 1935 – February 13, 2016

I thought of you today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday and days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name; All I have are memories and your picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake from which I’ll never part. God has you in His arms, I have you in my heart. Your loving wife, Laverne. We love you and miss you, The Howard & Gaines families.

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Jerry Frank Fielder 2-18-1985 to 6-8-2009

God has no problems only plans The world stands out on either side No wider than the heart is wide Above the world is stretched the sky No higher than the soul is high Happy Birthday We love you, Jayden, Kahli, Mom, brother Butch, Mammaw Nell, Mammaw Ruth and the rest of the gang.

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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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