Obituaries

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Ruby Jean Coleman

Ruby Jean Coleman, 79, of Lumberton, died Monday, March 6, 2017. She was born on November 24, 1937, in Fred to Emma Whisenant Eason and Cecil Eason. Survivors include her children, Dwaine Coleman and his wife, Evelyn, of Warren; Sherry Herndon and her husband, Emery, of Spurger; Jerry Coleman of Lumberton; and Judy Jordan and her husband, Darren, of Lumberton; grandchildren, Greg Coleman, Rodney Coleman, Brittany Forsythe, Dylan Coleman, Christie Sylvester, Heather Gore, Billy Herndon, Jason Coleman, Jeremy Coleman, Jessica Coleman, Summer, Jordan, Devan Jordan, and Caitlin Jordan; twenty-five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Geneva Barnes, Irene Arceneaux, Lydia Martin, and Denise Smith; and brothers, Billy Eason, Ross Eason, and Clayton Eason. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband of fifty-nine years, Hubert Coleman; and brothers, David, James, and Matthew Eason. A gathering of Mrs. Coleman’s family and friends was from 5:00 p.m.

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Michael Holcomb

Michael Roy Holcomb, 57, of Dam B, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017 at his home. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 16 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following at Knupple Cemetery, also in Silsbee. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. today (Wednesday, March 15) at the funeral home. He was a longtime resident of this area and was an auto mechanic. Survivors include his wife, Sherry Holcomb of Dam B; son, Michael Ray Holcomb and wife Nicole of Vidor; daughter, Devin Jeanise and husband Jordan of Spurger; sister, Ima Holcomb of California; and two grandchildren.

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Cornelia Self

Cornelia Louise “Nelia” Howard Self, 84, of Calico Rock, Arkansas passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017 in Calico Rock. Funeral service was Monday, March 13 at Arkana Baptist Church. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 16 at Resthaven Cemetery in Silsbee under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee. Born in Scott County, Mississippi, she had worked as a teacher at Rainbow Child Care in Calico Rock before retiring. Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Bernis Self of Calico Rock; sons, Ben Joe Gray and wife Lori of Warren, Donald E. Self of Lumberton and Lloyd A. Self of Wiley; daughter, Brenda K. Self of Austin; and 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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Rowdy Rashall

Funeral services for Raymond “Rowdy” Don Rashall, 70, of Silsbee were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 13 at Farmer Funeral Home with interment following at RS Farmer Memorial Cemetery. Visitation was from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mr. Rashall passed away March 10, 2017 at his residence in Silsbee. Raymond was a lifelong resident of Silsbee. He was an engineer with Santa Fe Railroad and retired in 2004 after 35 years. He was president of the Neches Wildlife for 20 years and proudly served his country with the USAF as a Staff Sergeant during the Vietnam era. He is preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Merle Rashall and sister, Raydene Ard. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Nelda Rashall of Silsbee; son, Terry Rashall and wife Denise of Barbers Hill; daughter, Angela Kay Shook and husband Bobby of Silsbee; brother, Bobby Rashall of Silsbee and three grandchildren, Derek Rashall and fiancee’ Rylan, Colt Shook and Bradley Shook.

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Richard Everett III

Richard Wayne “Trey” Everett, III, 23, of Tenaha, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in Joaquin. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 10, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Wayne Jones officiating. Visitation was held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon. Trey was born April 29, 1993, in Baytown, to Richard Wayne Everett Jr. and Kimberle Everett. He loved hunting, fishing, cooking and working, especially if it included mechanic work. Trey considered himself a ladies man. He loved music and spending time with his family. He never lost his smile. Trey attended Freedom Baptist Church. He is survived by his mother, Kimberle Everett of Tenaha; father, Richard Wayne Everett Jr. and wife, Rachel Kaye Everett of Tenaha; sister, Lauren Everett of Tenaha; step-sister, Skylar Herbison; stepbrother, Trystan Herbison; niece, Harleigh Everett of Tenaha; grandparents, Richard Wayne Everett Sr.

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Eugene Puckett

Eugene Franklin Puckett, 89, of Kountze, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at The Gardens in Beaumont. Funeral service was Saturday, March 11 at Highway 326 Worship Center in Kountze with burial following at Old Hardin Cemetery in Kountze under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary, also in Kountze. Born in St. Paul, Virginia, he retired from Goodyear as a pipefitter after 20 years and was a member of the Local Union 211. Survivors include his children, Brenda Hinklin and husband Melvin and Ronald Puckett and wife Ginger, all of Kountze; brothers, Lincoln Puckett and Bob Puckett; and four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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Charles McKenzie

Charles Ray McKenzie, 63, of Silsbee, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. A memorial service was held Sunday, March 12 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee. He was a native and lifelong resident of this area. Survivors include brothers, George McKenzie and wife Pam of Manchester, Tennessee and William McKenzie of Silsbee; and sister, Carolyn McKenzie of Silsbee.

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JoAnn Jackson

JoAnn K. Jackson, 82, of Lumberton, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017. Funeral service was Saturday, March 11 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee with burial following in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont. Born in Beaumont, she had managed three stores, S&M Outlet, $10 Fashion and The Nook. Survivors include her children, Joe D. Tate and wife Joy, Grady Tate and wife Geraldine and Judy Tomplait and husband Doug, all of Lumberton; and eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

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Cornell Lee Sr.

Cornell Lee Sr., 75, of Camden, passed away Monday, March 13, 2017. A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 18 at Kountze Community Cemetery in Kountze under the direction of Donald E. Coleman Funeral Home, also in Kountze. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Lee of Camden; daughters, Annie Mae Mc- Daniel and husband Nathan of Kountze, Stephanie Young Robert of LaMarque, LaFay Reece of Texas City and Lisa Hardeman and husband Ervis of Texas City; sisters, Rosemary Lee of Jasper and Noel Lee of Houston; and grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

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Floyd Brumley

Floyd Brumley, 80, of Warren, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18 at The Little Baptist Church in Hillister under the direction of Donald E. Coleman Funeral Home in Kountze. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. at the church the day of service. Survivors include his wife, Helen Joyce Hooper Brumley of Beaumont; children,, Michael Brumley of Houston, Janella Brumley Bean and Milton Brumley, both of Warren, Latasha Brumley Gardner of Center and Tyvan Brumley of Beaumont.

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