Obituaries

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Edith Campbell

Edith Bernice Campbell, 95, of Beaumont, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 at Loving Care Hospice in Beaumont. Funeral service was Tuesday, June 27 at Farmer Funeral Home with burial following at Bluewater Cemetery in Livingston. Survivors include sons, William Glenn Campbell and wife Julie, Leon Johnson and wife Nancy and Floyd Wilson and wife Martha; daughter, Audi Bee Woods and husband Tommy; and five grandchildren and numerous greatgrandchildren.

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Marvin Atwood Jr.

Marvin James “Starvin Marvin” Atwood Jr., 59, of Lumberton, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017. Funeral service was at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, June 28) at Grace Church in Kountze with burial following at R.S. Farmer Memorial Cemetery in Silsbee under the direction of Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Deborah Martin Atwood of Lumberton; daughter, Brittaney Atwood and husband Patrick of Silsbee; sisters, Billie Ann Hock and husband Leroy of Jasper and Sue Holden and husband Cecil of Deweyville; and four grandchildren.

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John Leatherwood

John Edward Leatherwood, 69, of Lumberton, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Funeral service was Friday, June 23 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee with burial following in Leatherwood Cemetery in Lumberton. Born in Loeb, he worked for Lumberton I.S.D. and was a United States Army Vietnam Era veteran. Survivors include his wife, Patsy Leatherwood; children, Tina Worsham and husband Raylen and Chere Johnson, all of Buna, Misti Kibodeaux of Beaumont, Kenneth Brown and wife Sabrina of Silsbee and Kelli Costanzo and husband Brandon of Lumberton; sisters, Celia Smith and husband Kenneth of Lumberotn, Madge Nichols and husband Bud of Beaumont, Lynette Fregia and husband Wesley of Winnie and Carol Glanert of Wisconsin; and 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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DaNell Goshen

DaNell Marie Dill Goshen, 43, of Kountze, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017. Funeral service will be at 5 p.m. today (Wednesday, June 28) at Lumberton Family Funeral Home. Survivors include her husband of 18 years, Kenneth Brent Goshen of Kountze; father, Norman Edward Dill and wife Mary of Kountze; son, Tyler Goshen of Kountze; daughters, DaLisa Dill and Lysa Young, both of Lumberton, Kourtney Davis and husband Trenton of Nederland and Callene Jung of Kerrville; sisters, Darla Ramirez and husband Tony of Nederland, DierDra Bean and husband Charles of Lumberton, Gail Snider and husband Billy of Colmesneil, JoLynn Collier and husband Len of Kountze and MaryJo Sumner and husband David of Silsbee; and six grandchildren

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Jimmie Eason

Funeral services for Jimmie Daline Eason, 72, of Silsbee, was at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 26 at Farmer Funeral Home with interment following at Cunningham Cemetery. Visitation was from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mrs. Eason passed away June 23, 2017 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Daline was born January 2, 1945 in Silsbee to James Dalon and Lula Belle Chance. She worked in retail as a cashier. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Walter Elmo Eason; so, Jerry Lynn Eason; daughter, Amy Suzzette Eason; and brothers, James Chance and Burl Chance. Survivors include sons, Carl Eason and wife Erin of Fred and Billy Ray Eason Sr. and wife Maudine of Silsbee; daughters, Donna Eason of Silsbee and Veda Cravey and husband Jerry Wayne of Fred; brothers, Freddie Chance Sr. of Fred and Lonnie Chance of Silsbee; sister, Mary Teague of Randlette, Oklahoma; twelve grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

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Charles Rawls

Charles Robert Rawls, 86, of Silsbee, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 at his home. Funeral service was Sunday, June 26 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following in Baker Bell Cemetery in Fred. Born in Houston, he was a lifelong resident of Silsbee. He was a United States Army Korean War veteran and worked as a tool pusher for Murphy Oil Co. before retiring. Survivors include wife, Brenda Fay Wilkerson Rawls of Silsbee; sons, Charles E. Rawls of Silsbee, Joe Dockens and wife Linda of Brookland, Mark Young of Silsbee, Michael Borque and wife Candace of Lumberton and Kevin Borque and wife Mindy of Sour Lake; daughters, Ann Gilbert and husband John of Newton, Christina Gore and husband Calvin of Silsbee, Katrina Unger of Kirbyville, Michelle Borque of Lumberton and Renee Pittman and husband Richard of Colmesneil; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren

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Kathryn Sanders

Kathryn Elaine Sanders, 62, of Lumberton, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017. Funeral service was at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, June 28) at Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton. Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Keith Stratton Sanders Sr.; parents, Bobby and Melba Carr; daughter, September Franks and husband Jared of Lumberton; sons, Blake Worthington and wife Sarah and Stratton Sanders Jr. and wife Shana, all of Lumberton; sisters, Marianne Winn and husband Mark of Lesterville, Missouri and Martha Peoples of Victoria; and 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren

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Alma Parker

A graveside service for Alma Margariette Parker, 91, of Silsbee was at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Weeks Chapel Church in Bleakwood, Newton County, Texas. Mrs. Parker passed away June 22, 2017 in Silsbee. Margariette was born January 16, 1926 in Jasper to Grady and Bessie Hopson Neely. Mrs. Parker was a lifelong resident of Silsbee. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother. Margariette is preceded in death by her parents; husband, James M Parker; daughter, Donna Parker; grandson, Jason Parker; brother, Robert Neely; and sisters, Inez Oliff and Lucille Jones. Left behind to cherish her memories are sons, Rayford E. Parker and wife Carolyn and Jeffrey D Parker, both of Silsbee; sisters, Bernice ‘Kitty’ Boudreaux of Silsbee and Geneva Hyden of Jasper; grandchildren Shaunde’ Smith and husband Daryl and Shantel Parker Middleton. She is also survived by great-grandchildren Chambree and Neeleigh Smith and Rayleigh Middleton.

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Myrtle Kirsch

Funeral services for Myrtle Crawford Kirsch, 62, of Fred were at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Farmer Funeral Home with interment following in Franks Branch Cemetery. Visitation started at 1:00 p.m. Saturday until time of service. Mrs. Kirsch passed away June 14, 2017 at her residence. Myrtle was a lifelong resident of Fred. She attended Tyler County School of Nursing and worked as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at the Tyler County Hospital for many years. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and friend. She is preceded in death by her parents William Rigan and Cassie Ola Cravy Crawford; husband and father of her children Onnie McGallion; and husband Gustave Kirsch. Survivors include her daughters, Valerie Anderson of Fred and Amanda Stephens and husband Charles of Hillister; brother, J.T.

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Russ Miller

Green “Russ” Miller, Jr., 79, of Kountze, died Friday, June 16, 2017, at his home. He was born on April 7, 1938, in Silsbee, to Alma Gray Miller and Green Miller. Russ was the owner and operator of Russ Miller Construction Company for over thirty years. Survivors include his wife of fifty-five years, Patricia Register Miller; children, Laura Howard and her husband, J. Shane, of Montgomery; and Russell Miller and his wife, Cynthia, of Houston; grandchildren, Brent Hebert, Catherine Sattler, Austin Sattler, Russell Loren Miller, and Cydni Miller; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; and one brother. During his life, he vowed to never work for another man. In that freedom, he became a friend and partner to many, quietly helping and serving those around him. Those that knew him testify to his integrity, hard work ethic, and tough guy/teddy bear personality.

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