Obituaries

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Donald Ray Gray

Donald Ray Gray, 83, of Lumberton, passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at his home. Born in Perry, Oklahoma, he retired from Mobil Chemical in 1989. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Janet Lee Gray; daughter, Gina Gale Stout and husband Willis; sons, Terry Gray and Donnie Gray; and nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A gathering was Saturday, November 18 at the family residence in Lumberton.

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Presley Jewel Maggard

Presley Jewel Maggard, infant daughter of Joe Maggard and Alexis Porzadek, passed away Monday, November 13, 2017 at Women’s Medical Center in Houston. Funeral service was Thursday, November 16 at Memorial Funeral Home in Vidor. Survivors other than her parents include her grandparents, Terry and Gretchen LaFleur of Vidor, Alfredo and Sofia Torres of Silsbee and Michelle Maggard of Port Arthur.

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Bobby Charles Kiker

Bobby Charles Kiker, 69, of Silsbee, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Funeral service was Saturday, November 18 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee with burial following at Hardin Memorial Park, also in Silsbee. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Kiker; daughter, Monica Donegan and husband Brian of Helena, Alabama; father, R.C. Kiker of Silsbee; brother, Randy Kiker and wife Lynn of Lumberton; and two grandchildren.

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Jessie Lee Collins

Jessie Lee Collins, 90, of Village Mills, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017. Funeral service was at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, November 22) at Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze with burial following at Blue Waters Cemetery in Segno. Survivors include her children, Geraldine Bayless and husband Leon of Huntington, Linda Taylor and husband William of Mont Belvieu, John Edward Collins and Brenda Flowers and husband Kenneth, all of Warren, Charlene Carrell of Silsbee, Jeannie Hardy and husband Karl of Kountze, and Floyd William Collins and wife Laura, Ennis Fay Elliott, Roger Dale Collins and Hollis Wayne Collins, all of Village Mills; and 36 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great grandchildren.

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Travis Cole

Travis Cole, 84, passed away Monday, November 13, 2017. A graveside service was Friday, November 17 at Cunningham Cemetery in Silsbee under the direction of Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton. Born in Silsbee, he was a United States Army veteran. Survivors include his children, Sandra Howard and husband Wesley of Lumberton, Al Cole and wife Glenda of Silsbee and Terri Dunham of Lumberton; brother, Morris Cole of Evadale; and numerous grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.

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Geraldine Lauver

Geraldine Lauver, 83, of Lumberton, passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017. A private family committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium in Beaumont. A graveside service will be held in Patton, Pennsylvania May 13, 2018. Born in Patton, Pennsylvania, she was a retired nurse with 47 years service. Survivors include daughter, Lisa Dye of Lumberton; sons, Ralph Kirby of Honolulu, Hawaii and Lawrence Kirby of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

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James Herbert Cunningham

James Herbert Cunningham, 78, of Silsbee, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017 at his home. Funeral service was Monday, November 20 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following at Fred Community Cemetery in Fred. A native and lifelong resident of Silsbee, he was the owner and operator of Cunningham Auto Parts in Silsbee. Survivors include son, Ricky Cunningham and wife Alice of Silsbee; daughters, Taffy Marie Gore and husband Richard Amburn of Silsbee and Andrea Gulledge and husband Randy of Mountainburg, Arkansas; and nine grandchildren and 11 greatgrandchildren.

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Rev. Arthur James Hollis

Rev. Arthur James Hollis, 76, of San Antonio and formerly of Silsbee passed away October 25, 2017 in San Antonio. Funeral service was Saturday, November 4 at Resurrection Baptist Church in Schertz under the direction of Collins Funeral Home in San Antonio with burial following at Meadowlawn Cemetery in San Antonio. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Ira Mae Hollis; daughters, Artyna Hollis, Adlysa Hollis and Artha Gillis and husband Brian, all of Beverly Hill, California and Ariss Rider and husband Jesse of Dallas; and four grandchildren.

 

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Lou Lilley

Lou Alice Lilley, 82, of Saratoga, passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Silsbee Oaks Health Care in Silsbee. She was born in Silsbee. Funeral service was Friday, November 10 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze with burial following at Big Sandy Cemetery in Dallardsville. Survivors include her children, Linda Griffin and husband Bert of Kountze and Dennis Lilley and wife April of Saratoga; and four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Elmer Wismer Jr.

Elmer Thomas Wismer, Jr. went home to be with the Lord on November 9, 2017 at Kountze Nursing Center. Elmer was born in Beaumont on October 24, 1932 to Willie Alice Murphy. After graduating from high school, Elmer served in the U.S. Army. Elmer’s wife, Wanda Green Wismer preceded him in death. Elmer is survived by twins born on his birthday, James and Jeannie Wismer. He is also survived by his brother- in- law, Russell Green and sisters- in-law, Sandy Talbert and Kay Mullins. He was known as a loving father and peaceful man. He had peace in his heart “that peace that passes all understanding” Phil. 4:7 A graveside service was held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, November 12 at Dry Creek Cemetery in Dry Creek, Louisiana under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to The Gideons International P.O. Box 1138, Silsbee, Texas 77656.

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