Obituaries

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John Mayberry

John Rex Mayberry, 68, of Kountze, Texas, passed away on March 14, 2018, in Silsbee, Texas. John Mayberry was born in Silsbee, Texas, to Rex Mayberry and Virginia Lee Copley on December 26, 1949. He attended Kountze High School and graduated in 1968, where he enjoyed playing football and playing in a band with his friends. He went on to earn a degree from University of Houston. John enjoyed fishing, playing his guitars, exploring the outdoors, and had a deep love for animals. He loved his family and friends dearly. He always enjoyed a good meal, telling old stories, and laughter.

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Barbara Griggs

Barbara Lynn Dailey Griggs, 63, of Lumberton, passed away Friday, March 16, 2018 at Village Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation in Lumberton. She was born in Beaumont. A memorial service was Tuesday, March 20 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Beaumont. A family committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium, also in Beaumont. Survivors include her mother, Betty Dailey of Lumberton; children, Heather Blackwell and her husband Barry of Lumberton and Benjamin Griggs of Kingsville; sister, Darla Dailey Jolet of Lumberton; and one grandchild.

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Emma Vinson

Emma Vinson, 97, of Silsbee, passed away Saturday, March 17 at Nixson House Assisted Living in Houston. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24 at St. Beulah Baptist Church in Silsbee with burial following at Belgrade Cemetery in Bon Weir under the direction of Comeaux Community Funeral Home in Beaumont. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. the day of service at the church. Survivors include sons, William West of Silsbee and Donald Vinson and Larry Vinson, both of Houston; daughters, Sharon Pryor and Betty Hopson, both of Houston; and 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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Opal Delgado

Opal Lene Spurlock Delgado, 83, of Strawn, passed away Monday, March 12, 2018 at a nursing facility in Cisco. She was born in Fred. A graveside service was Thursday, March 15 at Franks Branch Cemetery in Fred under the direction of Farmer Funeral Service in Silsbee. Survivors include her son, George Delgado.

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Fred Luman

Fred Elisha Luman, 91, of Evadale, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Funeral service was Friday, March 16 at Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton with burial following at Kirbyville City Cemetery in Kirbyville. He was a United States Marine World War II veteran and retired from South Hampton Refinery. Survivors include daughter, Brenda Buckley and husband Chris of Buna; sons, Kenneth Luman and wife Abbie of Woodville and Tommy Luman and wife Ginger of Silsbee; sister, Madge Metcalf; and four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

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Deborah Platt

Deborah Kay Platt, 64, of Kountze, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018. She was born in Fort Worth. Funeral service was Friday, March 16 at Lumberton Family Funeral Home with burial following at Laurel Sudduth Bluff Cemetery in Buna. Survivor include her husband, Dennis Platt; children, Melissa Stanley and husband Darrell of Buna and Jeff Platt and wife Aasta of Kountze; and three grandchildren.

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Mary LeBoulanger

Mary Elizabeth Shepherd LeBoulanger, 59, of Crandall, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Born in Beaumont, she worked for Dallas Independent School District at Seagoville High School as a Ptech teacher. She taught throughout East Texas for 25 years. Survivors include her children, Jennifer Elaine Hervey and husband Marshall, William Jared Shepherd and wife Megan, Rebecca Lynn LeBoulanger, Amanda D’Ann LeBoulanger and husband Greg and Kaitlin Marie Wait and husband Matthew; brother, William Leroy Shepherd and wife Barbara; sisters, Janis Ruth Wood and Bobby Jo Clawson and husband John; and seven grandchildren.

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Sybil McFarlin

Sybil C. McFarlin, 90, of Silsbee, died Sunday, March 4, 2018, at her residence. She was born on December 7, 1927, near Woodville, to Josephine “Josie” McGee Faircloth and Jay Faircloth. She had been a resident of the Silsbee since 1972 and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Silsbee. Survivors include her children, Raymond McFarlin of Buna; Diane Kennedy and her husband, Bob, of Oregon; and Debbie Grissom and her husband, Mike, of Silsbee; grandchildren, Monica Wayne, Lori Calvert, Mark Kennedy, Ray McFarlin, Lea Ann Jones, Kevin Grissom, and Matt Grissom; eleven great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and sisters-in-law. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband of fifty-two years, Byrd Ace McFarlin; and ten brothers and sisters. A gathering of Sybil’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. today (Wednesday, March 14, 2018) at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.

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Earnest Hale

Earnest Rodney Hale, 56, of Silsbee, passed away Monday, March 5, 2018. He was born in Beaumont. Funeral service was Saturday, March 10 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee with burial following in Resthaven Cemetery, also in Silsbee. Survivors include his son, Matthew Hale of Orange; brother, Lee Hale of Lumberton; and three grandchildren.

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Parks Walker

Parks E. Walker passed from this life into the next the evening of March 10, 2018. He was pre-deceased by his beloved wife of more than 61 years, Edith Marie Walker, in 2011. He is survived by his brother, C.A. Walker; children: Gayla and her husband George Strong of Tucson, AZ; Layna and her husband Bob Lamarche of Spokane, WA; David and his wife Donna Walker of Mesa, AZ; his grandchildren Geoffrey Strong, Gillian and her husband Joshua Algar, of Tucson, AZ, and Roxanne Lamarche; his great- grandchildren Kaleb, Isabella and Harmony Algar; and a multitude of friends. Born and raised in Enterprise, MS, Parks graduated High School in 1947, moved to Texas to work for the telephone company and attended East Texas Baptist College, (“E.T.B.C.” which he said stood for Eggs, Toast, Bacon & Coffee) where he graduated in 1955. He and Edith were married in 1949. He answered God’s call to preach and returned to Enterprise, MS to be ordained on August 24, 1950.

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