Obituaries

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Don Harris

Don Earl Harris, 73, of Buna, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017. Funeral service was at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, November 1) at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following at Morse Cemetery in Buna. Born in Beaumont, he was a superintendent for Comex Construction Corporation for 35 years. He was also a United States Marine Corps veteran. Survivors include his son, Chad Benning Harris and wife Kim of Buna; brothers, J.B. Harris of Kirbyville and Frank Douglas of Evadale; sisters, Louise Jones of Nederland, Katie Stimits of Evadale, Billie Jo Jones of Evadale, Pauline Harris of Buna, Shirley Mae Copeland of Fred and Iva Harris of China; and two grandchildren.

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Roger Cooper, Ph.D

Roger Wayne Cooper, Ph.D., 68, of Lumberton, passed away Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral service was Friday, Oct. 27 at St. Michael Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church in Beaumont with burial following at St. Michael Cemetery in Beaumont under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary, also in Beaumont. Born in Yankton, South Dakota and raised in Springfield, South Dakota, he taught geology for over 30 years at Lamar University in Beaumont. He also consulted and was a significant contributor to the understanding of the geology of the Stillwater Complex in Montana, the Duluth Complex in Minnesota, and to Big Bend National Park in Texas. Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Dee Ann Cooper of Lumberton; and his daughter, Robin Cooper of Cheyenne, Wyoming.

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Kevin Wayne Pittman 1967 – 2017

On October 1, 2017, Kevin passed away at his home in Overland Park, Kansas. A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at New Beginnings Assembly of God, 1614 Fm. 105, Evadale, TX 77615 officiated by Pastor Dale Wesley. Kevin is survived by his wife, Hally Pittman, and their two children, Sierra and Ben, son Casey, and daughter Megan, his parents, Robert and Linda Pittman, and his sister Abby Salazar. After serving in the Coast Guard four years, Kevin was ordained as a Nazarene minister, serving for 21 years. He was also a volunteer fire fighter with the Goodhope Fire Department and First Responders. Kevin accepted a position with Bank On IT, in Lenexa, Kansas and served as IT Supervisor until his passing.

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Hugh Cox

Funeral services for Hugh Francis Cox, 72, of Silsbee was at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Farmer Funeral Home with interment following at Kichen’s Cemetery in Zavalla. Visitation was from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mr. Cox passed away October 27, 2017 at Pine Arbor Nursing Home in Silsbee. Hugh was born November 27, 1944 in Beaumont to Earl and Roberta Moore Cox. He worked many years as a machinist. Mr. Cox was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend.

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Daryl Jordan

Daryl Jordan, 53, of Lumberton, passed away on October 20, 2017, at his home. A graveside service was at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Leatherwood Cemetery in Lumberton. Officiated by family friend, Royce Keller Visitation was from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday, at Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home in Beaumont. Born in Beaumont, Texas on August 27, 1964, he was the son of Charles Henry Jordan and Ruby Jean (Attaway) Jordan. Daryl was born and raised in Beaumont and graduated from BCP in 1983.

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Janie Riles

Funeral services for Janie Riles, 90, of Kountze was at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 30, 2017 at Farmer Funeral Home with interment following at 2:00 p.m. at Evans Cemetery in Evans, Louisiana. Visitation was from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mrs. Riles passed away October 26, 2017 at Silsbee Oaks Nursing Home. A native of Evans, Louisiana, Janie was a longtime resident of this area and a member of First Baptist Church of Loeb.

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Jessie Lucas

Jessie Neal Lucas, 61, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from heart problems he had been battling. Survivors include his children, Chad Lucas and wife LeaAnne of Belton, Greg Lucas and wife Shallie of Seabrook, and Brandie Lucas Stumpf and husband Gary and Wesley Lucas, all of Silsbee; brothers and sisters; and four grandchildren.

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Patricia Podhorsky

Patricia Mae Podhorsky, 54, of Lumberton, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017. She was born in Beaumont. Memorial service was Monday, October 23 at Grace Church in Lumberton. Survivor include her children, Krystina Podhorsky and Christopher Podhorsky, both of Lumberton; brothers, Clifton West Jr. and wife Debbie of Huffman and Sidney West and Clint West, both of Lumberton; sister, Bridgett West of DeRidder, Louisiana; and one grandchild. Provided by Broussard’s Mortuary.

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Ashley Pickering and children

Ashley Danielle Pickering, 31, and her children, Cristian Mattox, 11, Serenity Mattox, 7, twins, Cavence and Cash Mattox, 4, and Camden Mattox, 3, all of Silsbee, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 28 at Cathedral in the Pines Church in Beaumont with burial following at Kirby Cemetery in Silsbee under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. the day of service at the church. Ashley is survived by her father, Ricky Pickering and his wife, Terry of Silsbee; mother, Terri Pickering of Silsbee; sisters, Cristi Pickering of Lumberton and Casey Marshall, of Vidor; and brothers, Dylan Gore and Jason Sanford, both of Silsbee.

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Donnie Lueckemeyer

Donnie Kay Janezak Lueckemeyer, 68, of Lumberton, passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral service was Sunday, October 15 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following in R.S. Farmer Memorial Cemetery in Silsbee. Born in Bellville, she was a longtime resident of Lumberton and was a homemaker. Survivors include his son, Alex Lueckemeyer of Lumberton; daughters, Janice Jordan, Laura Lueckemeyer and Gail Rumsey and husband John, all of Lumberton; brothers, Willard Janczak of Sealy and Harold Janczak of Dayton; sisters, Dorothy Canaby of Corpus, Judy Smith of New Waverly, Carolyn Wright and Joy Woods, both of Houston, Lavern Rosniak of Wallis and Gracie Streetman of Conroe; and 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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