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Alice Kathryn (Terry) Jeffcoat

Alice Kathryn (Terry) Jeffcoat went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 24, 2017, she was 80 years and 1 week of age. Alice was born August 15, 1937, to Joe Terry and Georgia Oleta Marrs Terry in Warren, Texas. She was raised in this corner of Southeast Texas and attended French High School. Alice married Sam Jeffcoat July 13, 1954, in Beaumont, Texas, and they spent over sixty-three years of their life happily together. They made their home and raised their family of three children in the heart of downtown Fred. Alice was a beloved and longtime member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Fred, where she served as treasurer for over a decade. Alice was a Sunday school teacher, church volunteer, bookkeeper for her husband and sons’ tractor business, tax preparer, caring neighbor, and participated in numerous community events throughout the years.

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Gerry Scott

Gerry Scott, 86, of Lumberton, passed away Friday, August 25, 2017. She was born in Amarillo. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, September 1 at Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, August 31 at the funeral home. Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Gary Carter Scott of Silsbee; son, Kevin Scott; daughters, Celia Sansbury and husband Tommy of Rockwell, North Carolina and Lynette Brown of Beaumont; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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Jai Camilla Arretha Eaglin

Jai Camilla Arretha Eaglin, 28, of Silsbee, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017. A memorial service was Saturday, August 26 at Calvary Mortuary in Beaumont. Survivors include her father, Michael Eaglin; brothers, Travis Simmons and Theresa, Michael Eaglin Jr., Brad Eaglin and Mandy, Gary Eaglin and Matombia, Keven Eaglin and Tiffany, and James Eaglin; and sisters, Cattina Arline and Adrian, Sherri Taylor and Damien and Kimberly Wilson and LaQuintin.

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Murrell Cheatwood Avery

Murrell Cheatwood Avery, 72, of Lumberton, passed away Monday, August 21, 2017. She was born in Powderly. Funeral service was Saturday, August 26 at Lumberton Family Funeral Home with burial following at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Beaumont. Survivor include son, Leslie Karl Avery; daughter, Rhonda Avery Fortenberry; and three grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren.

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Edward Lee Whitmire

Edward Lee Whitmire, 62, of Silsbee, passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, September 1 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee. A lifelong resident of this area, he was a truck driver for many years and was also a minister. Survivor include his mother, Nola Whitmire of Silsbee; son, Tommy Whitmire of Silsbee; daughter, Melissa Moore of Woodville; sister, Annette Powell of Silsbee; and five grandchildren.

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Evelyn Joyce Hooks Ford

Evelyn Joyce Hooks Ford, 89, of Kountze, passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. She was born in Silsbee. Funeral service was Friday, August 25 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze with burial following at Hooks-Cravey Cemetery in Silsbee. Survivors include her brother, Louis Hooks.

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Sarah Kuritz

Funeral services for Sarah E. Kuritz, 86, of Silsbee were at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at Farmer Funeral Home with interment following at Franks Branch Cemetery in Fred. Visitation was from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mrs. Kuritz passed away August 19 at Silsbee Convalescent Center. Sarah was born June 16, 1931 in Silsbee to Hammond and Mary Moss Hollyfield. She was a homemaker. She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Jackie Lynn Starnes; four brothers and three sisters. Survivors include son, Paul Durr and wife Jeannie of Silsbee; six grandchildren Trent and Michael Durr and Jack, Matt, Major and Nicholas Starnes; and three great grandchildren Michaela, Paisleigh and Triniteigh.

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Lyndalon Moye-Young

Lyndalon Dinelle Moye-Young, 70 years old, crossed over on August 14, 2017. She was born on October 11, 1946 to Willie Moye and Doretha Gilder. She graduated from Waldo Matthews High School, and spent her later years as a devoted daughter, housewife, mother, secretary, grandmother and great-grandmother. The memorial service will be held Friday, August 25 at St. Beulah Baptist Church in Silsbee, Texas at 1 p.m., followed by the burial at Springhill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Woodville, Texas. The arrangements were handled by Coleman’s Funeral Home. She is survived by her children, Sonya Young, Lynn Young and Ian Young; her grandchildren, Cole Young, Trysten Young, Ciana Young and Paisley Young; great-grandchildren, Maximillian Young and Jaxson Young; along with other family members in the United States and Japan who adored her.

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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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