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Mae Lavespere

Mae Alice Lavespere, 86, of Lumberton; passed away Friday, February 9, 2018 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral service was Tuesday, February 13 at Abundant Life Church in Silsbee with burial at Old Hardin Cemetery in Kountze under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze. Survivors include her children, Jimmy Lavespere and wife Melissa of Port Neches and Sandra West of Sour Lake; and five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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Durwood Jones

Durwood Jones, 69, of Evadale, passed away Friday, February 9, 2018. Funeral service was at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, February 14) at Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee with burial following at Morse Cemetery in Buna. Survivors include his wife, Linda Jones of Evadale; children, Scott Jones of Evadale, Shannon Sanford of Hemphill and Stacy Jones and Shelly Sanford, both of Evadale; mother, Jackie Moss; brothers, Ronnie Moss and Troy Moss; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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Bertram Carpenter Jr.

Bertram Earl “Sonny” Carpenter Jr., 71, of Silsbee, passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2018. Funeral service was Saturday, February 10 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee. His committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium in Beaumont with burial at a late date in Palestine. Born in Beaumont, he had a 40-year career as a registered nurse in surgery. Survivors include his wife, Martha Carpenter; children, Christy Arney Baldwin and husband Parker of Cameron, Kimberly Soileau and husband Lee of Lumberton and Cody Carpenter and wife Alicia of Margate, Florida; brother, Ron Carpenter of Silsbee; sister, Gayle Mc- Clusky and husband Kevin of Silsbee; and five grandchildren.

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Robert Herbst

Robert Miles “Bob” Herbst, 90, of Silsbee, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018. Funeral service was Sunday, February 11 at First United Methodist Church in Silsbee with burial following at Little Hope Cemetery in Jasper under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee. Born in Jasper, he was a United States Army veteran. He was a math and science teacher and coach at Jasper High School and retired from Temple-Inland Papermill in Evadale. Survivors include his sons, Randy Herbst and wife Debbie of Jasper and Rusty Herbst and wife Robin of Hudson; brother, Tom Herbst and wife Iris of Jasper; and three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren

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Tommy Overstreet

Tommy Gene Overstreet, 63, of Kountze, died Tuesday, February 6, 2018. He was born on March 8, 1954, in Keiserslautern, Germany to Myrtis Irene Benefield and Steve Jackson Overstreet, Sr. Tommy retired from the paper mill in Evadale as a shipping clerk. Survivors include his wife of forty-four years, Sharon Overstreet; son, Danny Gene Overstreet and his wife, Laci, of Honey Island; brother, Steve Overstreet, Jr., of Dallas; numerous nieces and nephews; and step-mother, Mary Ann Overstreet of Kountze. Tommy is preceded in death by his parents; and his stepsister, Edna Lafferty. A gathering of Mr. Overstreet’s family and friends was from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, February 8, 2018, at Broussard’s, 530 West Monroe, Kountze. His funeral service was at 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 9, 2018, at Broussard’s, with his interment following at Jordan Cemetery, Honey Island. Complete and updated information may be found at broussards1889.com.

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Rose Livingston

Rose Mary Livingston, 77, of Silsbee, passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2018. Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Bill Livingston of Silsbee; children, Pam Gilbert, Ronny Gilbert, Holly Payne and husband Paul, Kim Smith and husband Rusty, Terry Livingston and wife Kim and David Livingston; brothers, John Powers and wife Mabel, Earl Powers and wife Dorreen and Joe Powers; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren

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Allan Garrett

Allan Roy Garrett, 68, of Zavalla, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018. He was a longtime resident of Lumberton before to moving to the lake following his retirement from Mobil Oil. Survivors include his children, Jody Garrett and wife, Margo of Loveland, Colorado, Angie Jinks and husband, Clayton of Moss Bluff, Louisiana; siblings, Linda Calder and husband, Richard of Vidor and Ronnie Garrett and wife, Fay of Dripping Springs; and seven grandchildren.

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Patsy Scroggins

Patsy Jo Scroggins, 74, of Lumberton, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018. She was born in Ruston, Louisiana. Funeral service was Tuesday, February 6 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze with burial following at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Kountze. Survivors include her children, Charlotte Scroggins of Tomball, Carla Tucker and husband, Michael of Sour Lake and Carl Scroggins and wife, Mary of Silsbee; and four grandchildren.

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Gardner Stirling

Gardner Charles Stirling, 76, passed away at home very peacefully on January 30, 2018 with his family by his side. A private celebration of his life was held on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Melancon’s Funeral home in Nederland, Texas. Gardner is survived by his wife, Madeline Hymel Stirling of 54 years; children, Sheri Stirling Young and Ken Young of Kingwood, Texas Charles Allen Stirling of Silsbee, Texas, Bill Stirling and Christina Stirling of Richardson, Texas; one sister, Nellie Don Evans of Houston, Texas. He has five precious grandchildren that were the highlight of his life. Daly Stirling Spencer of Lufkin, Texas, Darby Marie Barr of Lufkin, Texas, Holli Young of Kingwood, Texas, Brendon Young of Kingwood, Texas, Madison Stirling of Richardson, Texas and one precious great-granddaughter, Ava Marie Stirling- Spencer of Lufkin. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Hendrix Stirling; brother-in-law, R.D. Evans and brother-in-law, Thomas Boesch.

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Gloria McBride

Gloria McBride, 86, of San Augustine, passed away January 30, 2018 in San Augustine. Funeral service was Saturday, February 3 at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine with burial following in McRae Cemetery in San Augustine County. Born in San Augustine, she was a homemaker. Survivors include her sister, Myrtle Ferguson of Silsbee.

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