Obituaries

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Leroy Harris

Leroy Harris, 73, of Buna, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral service was at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, January 3, 2018) at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following at Morse Cemetery in Buna. Born in Evadale and a lifelong resident of the area, he was a United States Air Force veteran and a retired heavy equipment operator and a member of Local 450. Survivors include sons, Steven Harris of Buna and Gary Harris and wife Michelle of Kirbyville; daughter, Kimberly Darden and husband Henry of Trout Creek; brothers, Tony Harris of Evadale and Ben Harris of Silsbee; sisters, Jerry Pate, Winnie Harris and Peggy Peck, all of Buna and Joan Frizzell of Pasadena; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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Lester Winger

Lester Dee “Doc” Winger, 63, of Silsbee, passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017. He was born in Silsbee. Funeral service was Saturday, December 30 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee with burial following in Knupple Cemetery, also in Silsbee. Survivors include his wife, Yvonne Winger; children, Lester “Scooter” Winger and wife Amy of Silsbee, Heidi Gossett and husband Tim of Buna, Jimmy Luckie of Granbury and Beth Blanchard and husband Blake of Silsbee; brothers, Kenneth Wayne Riedinger and wife Mary and Larry Winger and wife Shirley, all of Silsbee; sister, Brenda Leviness and husband Roger of Silsbee; step siblings, Barbara Hawthorne and husband Terry of Houston and Earl Kirchhoff and Merle Kirchhoff and wife Janice, all of Silsbee; and six grandchildre.

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Billy Grissom

Billy Truman Grissom, 78, passed away Friday, December 22, 2017 in Lumberton. Funeral service was Thursday, December 28 at The Anchor of Beaumont in Beaumont with burial following at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont under the direction of Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton. Born in Fred, he was a United States Army veteran, was employed by Bell Telephone as a lineman and retired from Mobil Chemical O/A in Beaumont in 1997 with 32 years service. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Elsie Mae Grissom; sons, Billy Michael Grissom and wife Denise of Vidor, David Wayne Grissom and wife Polly of Beaumont and Steven Glenn Grissom of Magnolia; brothers, James Grissom and wife Juanita and Raymond Grissom and wife Vivian, all of Fred and Thomas “Cobb” Grissom and wife Sandy of Pineland; and five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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Patsy Collier

Patsy Gene Collier, 87, of Silsbee, passed away on January. 1, 2018. She was born on May 3, 1930, to Pierce and Naomia Perry. She was a graduate of Chenier Business College. She has been living in the Silsbee area since 1946. She was a member of the BBB of Silsbee, First United Methodist Church and Chamber of Commerce. She was preceded in death by brother, John Perry and sisters, Thelma McGee, Goldie Burleigh, Bess Wright and Edna Lemons. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, J. N. “Jay” Collier, III, of Silsbee; sons, Jesse Collier IV of Beaumont, and Perry A. Collier and wife Jodi of Eminence, Missouri, and grandsons, J. N. “Jay” Collier V of Beaumont, and Richard Wesley Collier of Houston. Memorial service to be held at a later date.

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Henry Coe Jr.

Henry Allen Coe Jr., 92, of Kountze, passed away Thursday, December 21, 2017. Funeral service was Wednesday, December 27 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze with burial following at Hooks Cemetery, also in Kountze. Born in Kountze, he was a United States Army World War II veteran and a retired attorney. Survivors include daughters, Laura Coe of Pinehurst and Bebe Bertino and husband David of Nome; son, Henry Allen Coe III “Bugs” of Kountze; and three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Thomas Kirby

Thomas Adrain Kirby, 80, of Lumberton, passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Born in Houston, he spent almost 40 years in the Navy Active and Reserve. He was a retired maintenance electrician at Mobil Chemical in Beaumont. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Henrietta “Hedy” Kirby; daughters, Sandra Lee Kirby and Heather Feldman and husband Chad; sons, Jimmy Thomas and Kelly Kenser; and one grandchild.

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Shirley Seale

Shirley Jean Seale, 84, of Silsbee, died Sunday, December 31, 2017, at San Jacinto Manor Nursing Facility, Deer Park. She was born on September 20, 1933, in Houston, to Hazil Park and Ford Roach. Shirley retired as a key punch operator at Texaco. Survivors include her children, Sharon and her husband, Craig, of Kilgore; David Doss, of San Leon; William Doss, of Sulphur, Louisiana; and Brenda Murphy, of Fayetteville, North Carolina; siblings, Patsy Carpenter and her husband, Irvin, of Rosenburg; Marvin Stanford and his wife, Terry and Gregory McInnis, of Texas City; and Janice McInnis, of Las Vegas, Nevada; and thirteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. Shirley is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jack Seale; siblings, Beverly Rouse, Bobby Stanford, and Jacquline Young. A gathering of Mrs. Seale’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 5, 2018, at Broussard’s, 530 West Monroe, Kountze.

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Dorothy Clauser

Dorothy Lucille Clauser, 97, of Beaumont, passed away on Sunday, December 24, 2017. Visitation will be Thursday, December 28, 2017, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be at Farmer Funeral Home on Friday, December 29, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with interment to follow at R.S. Farmer Memorial Cemetery. Survivors include sons, Dwight Lansford of Beaumont, and Raymond Landsford of Ore City, TX; two grandchildren, two great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren and one on the way.

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Tommy Clark

Tommy Gene Clark, 81, of Longview, formerly of Wildwood, passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army where he worked for NORAD and served in the Pacific Command in Okinawa. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 27, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Graveside services will follow at 2:30 pm, at R.S. Farmer Cemetery. Survivors include his sons, Craig Clark and wife, Lynn of Plano, and Cary Clark and wife, Denise of Hallsville; brothers, Reverand Jerry Clark of Buna, and Dr. Gary Clark of Houston; five grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews

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Bernice Josey

Bernice Marlene Josey, 74, of Silsbee, passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017 at Christus Dubuis Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Thursday, December 28, 2017 with interment to follow at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Farmer Funeral Home. Survivors include her husband of 55 years, James Josey, Sr. of Silsbee; children, James Lester Josey, Jr and wife, Kim of Spring, William Josey and wife Susan of Buna, Ronald Eugene Josey and wife, Barbara of Lumberton, Sharon Kay Josey of Silsbee, Thomas Earl Josey of Silsbee and Johnathan Lee Josey and wife, Carolyn of Woodville; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren and numberous nieces and nephews.

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