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Bernard Paul Zahm

Bernard Paul Zahm, 54, of Silsbee, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Village Creek Nursing and Rehab in Lumberton. He was born in Fort Knox, Kentucky. Funeral service was Tuesday, May 22 at Word of Life Tabernacle in Silsbee under the direction of Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton.

 

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Barbara Coe Herbst

Barbara Coe Herbst, 93, of Lumberton, passed away Friday, May 18, 2018. She was born in Winchendon, Massachusetts. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee. Survivors include her husband of 70 years, Robert Lee Herbst of Lumberton; son, Douglas C. Herbst of Lumberton; daughter, Margaret H. Breashears and husband Eddie H. of Allen; and three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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James Arnold Hartman Sr., 76

76, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018. Funeral service was Tuesday, May 22 at Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton with burial following at Resthaven Cemetery in Silsbee. Born in Silsbee, he was a United States Navy veteran and owned and operated Texas Transport for 40 years. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Leavon Hartman; children, Josh Hartman and wife Kayla, Jason Hartman and wife Chelsea, James Arnold Hartman Jr. and Tracy Hartman; and five grandchildren.

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Helene Elyse Hunt

Helene Elyse Hunt, 72, of Lumberton, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018. Born in Port Arthur, she was self-employed for 35 years as a domestic maid service. She was a founding member of S.K.I.P. - Sick Kids need Involved People. She had the privilege of having dinner, twice, at the White House with President Reagan because of her involvement with S.K.I.P. Survivors include her husband, Jerry Hunt; daughter, Juanna Peyton and husband Timothy; sons, Jeff Clack and Jerry Clack and wife Michele; foster children, Evelyn Cole and Mildred Gilbeaux; sister, Cherry Belt; brother, Dale Mace; and 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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L Darius Bellamy

L Darius Bellamy, age 81, passed away Saturday May 19, 2018. He was born to L.D. Bellamy and Lillie Mae Barge on September 14, 1936 in Zavalla, Texas. L Darius spent his career as an LVN working in the Silsbee and Buna areas. He held positions at Silsbee Doctors Hospital and Silsbee Convalescent Center. He was retired from the United States Army where he served in the Vietnam War and Korean Conflict. He was the recipient of the Bronze Star medal. L Darius was a good man who loved his family and friends. Family gatherings and visits with Grandpa will be happy memories for all. Spending time outdoors mowing grass, working in his garden, and fishing were some of his favorite past times. L Darius also loved to spend time watching western movies. L Darius was a faithful servant who was loved by many. He will be greatly missed but his legacy will continue.

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Minnie Dahse Callender

Minnie Dahse Callender, 94, of Kountze, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Funeral service was Saturday, May 12 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Beaumont with burial following at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, also in Beaumont. Born in Weimar, she retired from what is now Bank of America after 25 years, first as a teller, then as a loan accounting officer. Survivors include her children, Cliff Callender, Mark Callender and wife Jane and Kathy Scoggin and husband Gene; and four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

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A.C. “Plug” Weitzel Jr.

A.C. “Plug” Weitzel Jr., 82, of Lumberton, passed away Monday, May 7, 2018. Funeral service was Friday, May 11 at Triumph Church in Beaumont with burial following at China Cemetery under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary. Born in Beaumont, he was a United Staes Air Force veteran and was employed for over 35 years as a truck driver, retiring from Central Freight Lines. He served with the TDCJ Prison Ministry, at the Mark Stiles Prison for 19 years. In 2011, he was the recipient of the TDCJ Volunteer of the Year Award. He also ministered to incarcerated youth through the Epiphany Texas Youth Commission Ministries of Texas in Beaumont.

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Georgia Pauline “Totsy” Flowers

Georgia Pauline “Totsy” Flowers, 82 of Silsbee, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018. Funeral service was at 12 p.m. today (Wednesday, May 16) at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following at Leatherwood Cemetery in Lumberton. She was the secretary at the City of Silsbee and later worked as the manager for Dollar General Store in Silsbee where she worked her way up to regional manager. Survivors include her children, Harold Battle and wife Angela of Silsbee, Robert Battle and wife Letha Jo of Lumberton, and Ricky Battle and wife Sondra Jo of Silsbee; brother, George “Bubba” Burge and wife Dianne of Lumberton; and 12 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

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Annie Belle Etue

Annie Belle Etue, 98, of Evadale, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018. Funeral service was Monday, May 14 at Calvary Apostolic Tabernacle in Evadale under the direciton of Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following at Morse Cemetery in Buna. Born in Evadale, she worked as a custodian at Evadale School District for many years. Survivors include her children, Geneva Broussard of Nederland, Howard Etue and wife Laverne of Evadale and James Etue of Silsbee; seven grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

 

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Theodore Thomas Peters

Theodore Thomas Peters, 75, of Silsbee, died Friday, May 11, 2018. He was born on December 11, 1942, in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, to Irene Drew Peters and Christopher Peters. Theodore attended Austin High School in Detroit, Michigan and Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan where he met Karen, his wife of fifty-four years. He worked in the financial field for twenty-six years before becoming a Subway Franchisee in 1991. He retired in 2010 to travel. Survivors include his wife, Karen Peters; sons, Michael Peters and his wife, Amy, of Deer Park and Robert Peters and his wife, Cari, of Lumberton; grandchildren, Kyle Peters and his wife, Chelsea, of Kountze; Justin Peters and Melissa Peters, both of Deer Park; and Cassidy Peters of Lumberton; brother-in-law, Ronald Brown of Birch Run, Michigan; and sister-in-law, Rochelle Boland of Columbia, Kentucky. He is preceded in death by his parents.

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