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Nola Henry

Nola Elizabeth Henry 84, of Silsbee, Texas; passed Monday, September 18, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, 105 Turtle Creek Dr. Silsbee, Texas. Entombment will be in Live Oak Memorial Park, Beaumont, Texas. She was born on December 18, 1932 in Tomball, Texas to Velma Martin Stewart and Joe Stewart Jr.

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Ernest Gauthier Jr.

Ernest Paul Gauthier, Jr., 76, of Silsbee, Texas, went to his heavenly home on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. Memorial service, under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home, was held at Dorman Funeral Home, in Orange, Texas at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2017; Lay Pastor Bryant Champagne of Cowboy Church officiating. Visitation for family and friends was held at Dorman Funeral Home on Saturday, September 23, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Ernest was born on Saturday, October 26, 1940, in Franklin, Louisiana, to Lucille Gary and Ernest "Pete" Gauthier Sr. In 1941, Ernest became a resident of Orange, Texas, where he lived for the next 47 years. He was a graduate of St. Mary’s Catholic High School. Ernest was a hardworking man who made a career as a process operator for 33 years at Bayer before retiring in 2001.

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O.U. Jenkins

O.U. Jenkins, 64, of Silsbee, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017 in Houston. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 30 at First Baptist Church in Silsbee with burial following at Kirby Cemetery under the direction of J.B. Coleman Memorial Mortuary, also in Silsbee. A native and longtime resident of Silsbee, he was a mechanic. Survivors include his sisters, Nadine Ford and Pandora Cutwright, both of Silsbee; and brothers, Jessie Jenkins Jr. of Brenham, Larry Holman of Beaumont and Lester Jenkins of Buna.

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Dorothy George

Dorothy George, 91, of Lumberton, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017. She was born in Portland, Oregon. Funeral service was Thursday, September 21 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze with burial following at Magnolia Cemetery in Beaumont. Survivors include her sons, Tommie George and Gary George and wife Patty, all of Lumberton; brothers, Charlie, Frankie, Johnny, Raymond, Paul and Eddie Michalik; sisters, Aggie Winans and Lucille Henderson; and two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Scott Coyle

Scott Barry Coyle, 67, of Silsbee, died Thursday, September 7, 2017. A private family committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium in Beaumont under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee. He was a United States Marine Corps veteran and retired as a tug boat captain. Survivors include his children, Amanda Lee Scott Parker of DeRidder, Louisiana; siblings, Robert Earl Whitmire of Hemphill, Stephen Coyle of Tomball and Lynne Lam of Kerrville; and one grandchild.

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JoNell Felps

JoNell Felps, 74, of Fred, passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at her home. Funeral service was Saturday, September 16 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee with burial following at Baker-Bell Cemetery in Fred. Born in Buna, she was a homemaker. Survivors include her daughters, Lana Drake, Kim Lout and husband Rusty, Tana Carruth and husband Rossi and Stephanie Tressler and husband Billy; and seven grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren.

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Mattie Minton

Funeral for Mattie Minton, 87, of Nacogdoches, was at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 15, 2017, at Laird Funeral Home, with Bro. Brent Crosswhite officiating. Miss Minton died on Monday, September 11, 2017, in Nacogdoches. She was born on December 26, 1929 in Nacogdoches. Visitation was held prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Laird Funeral Home. Miss Minton was born and raised in Nacogdoches and graduated from Nacogdoches High School. After attending Massey Business College, she moved to Houston and worked in the business office at Havertey’s Furniture Store for ten years. She was then hired by Exxon Mobil, where she worked as an accountant for 30 years until her retirement. Her favorite pastimes were reading, embroidery, and traveling. In the early 1960’s, she had the opportunity to travel to Hawaii, hence beginning her zest to visit new places. Over the years, she was fortunate enough to be a part of countless traveling tours and saw many parts of the country.

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Ellen Deitche

Ellen Deitche, 80, of Kountze, died Tuesday, September 12, 2017. She was born in Plainfield, New Jersey. Graveside service was Friday, September 15 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee. Survivors include her children, Colleen Puckitt and husband Rick of Kountze and Chris Deitche and wife Kim of Hockley; and three grandchildren.

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Lillie Patterson

Funeral services for Lillie Frances Prine Patterson, 81, of Silsbee were at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Farmer Funeral Home with interment following in Morse Cemetery in Buna. Visitation was from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Patterson passed away at her residence September 11, 2017. Frances was born in Evadale January 26, 1936 to John Burr and Rachel Rosie Bell Stephens Prine.

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Myra Wedgeworth

At age 83, Myra Nell Wedgeworth passed from this life at 3:07 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2017, due to natural causes, surrounded by family. She was born in Silsbee, Texas, on August 11, 1934. She attended Silsbee High School, and was married to Robert Wedgeworth on March 2, 1952. Myra was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. A minister’s wife of 65 years, she served as a pastor’s wife in the cities of Trinity, Vidor and Clute, Texas. She and Robert worked at Texas Bible College in Houston, where they founded and then managed the Pentecostal Book Store for 25 years.

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