Obituaries

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Odom Goins

Odom Bryan Goins, 74, of Lumberton, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018 at Harbor Hospice. Funeral service was Friday, August 3 at Parkway Life Church in Lumberton with burial following at Jett Cemetery in Orange under the direction of Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton. Born in Singer, Louisiana, he was a carpenter by trade. Survivors include sons, Tim Pruitt and wife Natalie of Orange and Kevin Pruitt and wife Carla of League City; daughters, Renee Stewart of Mauriceville and Ashley Goins of Lumberton; sister, Lucille Poole; and 12 grandchildren.

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Bud Jenkins

Tharp “Bud” Jenkins, 78, of Silsbee, passed away Thursday, August 2, 2018. Funeral was Saturday, August 4 at Chapel in the Pines Church in Spurger with burial following at Fred Community Cemetery in Fred under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee. He worked as a logger and a welder most of his life. Survivors include his wife, Nerveline Jenkins of Fred; sons, John Larry Jenkins Sr. and wife Marsha of Shattuc, Illinois, and Tommy Roe Jenkins and wife Chandra and Danny Wayne Jenkins and wife Trisha, all of Silsbee; siblings, Monroe Jenkins of Silsbee and Hank Jenkins of Town Bluff, and Thelma Clower and husband Jimmy of Fred; half-brother, Steve Harville of Fred; and ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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Robert Tate

Dr. Robert “Bob” H. Tate passed away peacefully in his home in the early morning hours of July 31, 2018, while surrounded by family after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Bob was a graduate of Huntsville High School. He received his bachelor's degree from Stephen F. Austin University. He continued on to receive his MS in Physiology and his D.D.S. specializing in pediatric dentistry from the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. During his career he was able to practice in Houston, Saudi Arabia, and for a non-profit organization providing free or low-cost dentistry for children in need. He finished his career as a professor at the school from which he got his start, the UT School of Dentistry at Houston. The people in Bob’s life were his driving force. He could be found trekking across the globe to visit lifelong friends or new acquaintances. Out of all of his attributes, his ability to make fast friends with complete strangers was a trademark of his life.

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Linda Walters

Linda Faye Walters, 67, of Honey Island, passed away Saturday, August 4, 2018 at a Beaumont hospital. Funeral service was Tuesday, August 7 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following at Jordan Cemetery in Honey Island. Survivors include her sons, Randy Walters and wife Gwynn, Jeff Walters Sr. and wife Terri and Michael Walters and wife Nayome, all of Honey Island; and 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

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Paula Robertson

Paula Francis Robertson, 89, of Kountze, passed away at her daughter’s home in Allen on Friday, August 3, 2018 after a long battle with cancer. Funeral service was Tuesday, August 7 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze with burial following at Old Hardin Cemetery in Kountze. Born in Center, she was an employee of Texas Health and Human Services until her retirement in 1990. Survivors include her daughter, Dickie Beaty; brother, H.K. Pitts and wife Roberta; and four grandchild.

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William Geiser

William Louis “Dub” Geiser, 70, of Lumberton, passed away Saturday, August 4, 2018 in Beaumont. Funeral service was at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, August 8) at Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton with burial following at Old Hardin Cemetery. Born in Dallas, he had lived in Lumberton the past 26 years. He was a construction manager and a United States Army veteran. Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Penny Geiser of Lumberton; and siblings, Sylvia Lee Dempsey of Ohio, and Perry Lynn Geiser and wife Gayla of Beaumont.

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David Milstead

Tennessee Radio Broadcasters Hall of Frame Inductee, David Tower Milstead, passed away at his home in Nashville on July 28, 2018. Born June 19, 1941 in El Paso, Texas, David celebrated a life of 77 years. He was a native of Silsbee and a 1959 SHS alumni. Tower began his career as a DJ in Orange, Texas. He later became a well known radio newsman in Nashville from the 1960’s through the 1990’s. David worked for several popular networks where he would report, write and anchor, and was successful at all three. He was the news director and coanchor of the morning news where his sign off was his signature. Among his many accolades, he received the Golden Mike Award, which is broadcast journalism’s most coveted award in Southern California and was known for his “Golden Voice”. David was inducted into The Tennessee Radio Broadcasters Hall of Fame on May 5, 2018.

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Norman Duncan

Norman T. Duncan, 85, of Silsbee, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Born in Spring Valley, he worked for the City of Beaumont in the utilities department. Survivors include his daughter, Cynthia Duncan of Silsbee; and sister, Margaret Jones of West. There are no services scheduled at this time.

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Sandra Hathaway

Sandra Mae “Sandy” Pertuit Hathaway, 76, of Lumberton, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Born in Pennsylvania, she and her deceased husband, Allen G. Hathaway owned and operated A.G.’s Feed and Seed in Silsbee. Survivors include her sons, Michael Edward Whitaker, Thomas James Whitaker and William John Whitaker; daughter, Betty Ann Tutko; step-daughters, Mary Beth Diaz and husband Jerry and Valerie Hathaway; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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Sharon Boothman

Sharon Plantz Boothman, 82, of Kountze, passed away Monday, August 6, 2018. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, August 10 at First United Methodist Church in Silsbee. Visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m. the day of service at the church. Committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium in Beaumont. Survivors include her children, Ross Boothman and wife Stephanie of Huffman, Dale Boothman and wife Jan of Silsbee and Beth Braley and husband John of Kountze; and seven grandchildren.

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