Obituaries

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Jo Whitman-Kellum

Leona Jo Whitman-Kellum, 45, of Silsbee, passed away Monday, August 21, 2017. Arrangements will be under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee.

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Jesse Oden

Jesse Lee Oden, 67, of Kountze, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral service was Tuesday, August 22 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following at Trout Creek Cemetery in Call. Born in Bakersfield, California, he was a heavy equipment operator in the construction industry. Survivors include his wife, Cathy Oden of Kountze; son, David Justi Oden and wife Gray of Mathew, North Carolina; daughter, Jessica Colton and husband Dallas of Kountze; sisters, Dixie Smith of Medford, Oregon and Lynn Cunningham of Oregon; and three grandchildren.

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Clifford Lanier

Clifford Harry Lanier, 76, of Silsbee, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, he was a United States Marine Vietnam veteran and retired from the chemical industry. Survivors include his children, Clifford Erik Lanier and wife Melanie and Vivian Hansen, all of Silsbee, Tina Lanier Gomez and husband Mark of Gretna, Louisiana and Calvin Lanier of Chalmette, Louisiana; sisters, Connie Green, Tresy Knapps, Joyce Tapp, Dollie Lanier, and Debbie Thornton; and seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A private family committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium in Beaumont under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze.

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Ashley Hall 2-20-1988 to 8-16-2012

Ashley, you’ve been gone five years. You will never be forgotten. We love and miss you

Your mom, Jason, Anthony, Nate, Abby Littleman, and Janice

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16
Aug
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Robert Hunt

Robert Hershel Hunt, 85, of Kountze, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at The Gardens-Altus in Beaumont. Funeral service was Friday, August 11 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze with burial at Old Hardin Cemetery, also in Kountze. Born in Hillsboro, he served in the National Guard of the United States and retired as superintendent of numerous public schools. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Gerri Hunt; children, Mickey Nathan Hunt and wife Debra Kay of Pleasanton, Teresa Hunt Sullivan of Magnolia, Holly Serien Weyler and husband Randy of Wildwood and Melanie Rene´ Hunt of Kingwood; and eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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Doyle O’Quinn

Doyle Gene O’Quinn, 81, of Lumberton, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Funeral service was Saturday, August 12 at Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton with burial following at Hardin Chapel Cemetery in Hardin. Born in Daisetta, he was a maintenance supervisor for Enron Corporation and was a United States Korean Conflict veteran. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Ivy Jewell of Lumberton; son, Darrell Gene O’Quinn and wife Susan of League City; daughter, Deborah Kay Geldard and husband Lauren J. of LaVernia; sister, Barbara Cato and husband Edd of West Monroe, Louisiana; and five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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Douglas Drake

Douglas Jackson Drake, 76, of Silsbee, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017 at his home. Funeral service was Monday, August 14 at Farmer funeral Home with burial following at Frank’s Branch Cemetery in Fred.A lifelong resident of the area, he worked for several businesses in Silsbee including E.M. Simmons and Clifton Caraway at Caraway Auto Sales as a paint and body man. Later on, he worked for Charles Riley Logging of Doucette, until he moved on to work for himself as a logger for many years until he retired. Survivors include his daughters, Tammy McGallion and husband Jerry, Becky Jeff coats and husband Bubba, Maggie Duhonand husband Eddie, and April Drake, all of Fred and Indi Buschof Drakeville; sons, Walter Drake and wife Molly Curtis Drake and wife Haven, all of Drakeville; brother, Dale Drake of Zapata;and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren

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Marla Avery

Marla Ellis Avery, 46, of Denton, went to be with Jesus at 3:46 a.m. Friday, August 11, 2017 in Denton. She fought a great battle with Ocular Melanoma for nine years. She will be missed by all. A memorial service will be Saturday, August 19 at 11 a..m. at Denton Bible Church in Denton. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. the day of service at the church. Survivors include her husband, Stephen Avery of Denton; daughter, Lucy Avery of Denton; mother, Lynda Brooks Ellis of Henderson; father, Roger Ellis and his wife Ella of San Antonio; brother, Randy Ellis of San Antonio; sister, Melanie Ellis Malone of Henderson; and a host of family and friends.

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Joseph Crosby

Joseph James “J.J.” Crosby, 16, of Kountze, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017. He was born in Beaumont. Funeral service was Monday, August 14 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee with burial following at Daniel’s Cemetery in Kountze. Survivors include his parents, Sheree and Danny Crosby; brother, Samuel “Sam” Crosby; grandparents, Jody Crosby and wife Sandy and Gerald Garcia and wife Dianne; and great grandparents, Vaudine “Nana” Daniel and Mary Laminack.

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Danal Mullins

Danal Jarrod Mullins, 19, of Silsbee, passed away Monday, August 14, 2017 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 19 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee. Born in Beaumont, he was a lifelong resident of Silsbee. Survivors include his parents, Danal Wayne and Kathy Reno Mullins of Silsbee; fiancée, Katie Graham of Silsbee; grandparents, Danal Lloyd and Audrey Jean Mullins of Silsbee; daughter, Sophie Mae Mullins; brothers, Terry Wayne Mullins and Blake Mullins, both of Silsbee; and sister, Shannoah Newsome of Beaumont.

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