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Myron Rawls

Myron Danny Rawls, 68, of Evadale, passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017. A memorial service was Saturday, August 5 at Central Baptist Church in Evadale. His committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium in Beaumont. Born in Jasper, he served in the United States Army during the Vietnam era where he received the Purple Heart. He retired as a machinist from the papermill. Survivor include his wife, Diana Rawls; children, Reverend Ed Rawls and wife Regina of Orangefield and Mike Rawls and Jessica Hobbs and husband Chuckie, all of Evadale; sister, Nadia Martindale and husband Jeff of Jasper; and nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren

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Michael Bobb

Michael Jay Bobb, 51, of Kountze, passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, August 12 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze. His committal was under the direction of Broussard’s Crematorium in Beaumont. Survivors include his wife, Regina Bobb; mother, Wanda Andrues Mammelli; children, Amanda Bobb of Kountze, Jacob Bobb of Austin and Mitchell Bobb of Kountze; and brother, Jack “Bubby” Bobb and wife Sharon of Metairie, Louisiana.

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Rebecca Graham

Rebecca Louise “Becky” Graham, 62, passed away Sunday, August 6, 2017. She was born in Beaumont. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 10 at Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton with burial following at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont. Visitation will begin at 12 p.m. at the funeral home. Survivors include her sons, David J. Graham and wife Robyn of Beaumont and Shodray Graham and wife Sunshine of Vidor; and brother, R. Wesley Holst and wife Toni of Lumberton; and two grandchildren

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Roy Rawlinson

Roy Thomas “Tommy” Rawlinson, 58, of Kountze, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017 at The Gardens – Altus Hospice Inpatient Pavilion in Beaumont. A private family committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium in Beaumont under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze. Born in Pasadena, he was a retired master carpenter. Survivors include sisters, Ella Thomas and Becky Wilder and husband Allen, all of Kountze; brother, Gene Rawlinson of Fouke, Arkansas; and girlfriend, Lauren Smith of Kountze.

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Mary McGee

Mary Louise McGee, 59, of Port Arthur passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee. Born in Port Arthur, she was a homemaker. Survivors include son, Clayton Coburn and wife Kristin of Port Neches; daughters, Natalie Johnson and husband Alan of Kountze and Jennifer Keegan and husband Mike of West Borough, Massachusetts; and six grandchildren.

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Michael Daniel

Michael Morgan Daniel, 70, of Buna, passed away August 3, 2017 at his residence in Buna. Mr. Daniel was born March 5, 1947 in Beaumont to Roy Edwin Daniel Sr. and Wanda Morgan Daniel. He was a longtime resident of this area. Michael proudly served his country in the US Army. He loved to spend his time hunting and fishing, and worked many years as a production manager for South Hampton Resources in Silsbee before retiring. Michael is preceded in death by his mother, Wanda Morgan Daniel. Left behind to cherish his memories are his father, Roy Daniel Sr. of San Antonio; son, Clay Erwin and wife Christina of San Antonio; daughter, Stacey Bumstead and husband Gene of Kountze; brothers, Roy Daniel of Fischer, Tx and Herbert Daniel of Conroe, Tx; sisters,Denise Daniel and Mary Robinson, both of Lynchburg, Virginia; granddaughter, Casey Erwin; two nieces, one nephew, and many friends. Michael will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

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Gordon Stansel Jr.

Gordon Ray “Raybone” Stansel Jr., 61, of Lumberton, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Funeral service was Saturday, July 29 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Winnie with burial at Fairview Cemetery, also in Winnie. Born in Anahuac, he retired as a master craftsman from Motiva with 26 years. Survivors include his wife, Mindy Stansel of Lumberton; daughters, Kacie Stansel of Winnie and Jana Neal and husband George of Lake Jackson; son, Andrew Norris of Arkansas; sister, Pam Hargraves; and three grandchildren.

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Justin Crawford

Justin Michael Crawford, 20, passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017. Funeral service was at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday, August 9) at First Baptist Church in Lumberton under the direction of Lumberton Family Funeral Home with burial following in Antioch Cemetery in Buna. Born in Beaumont, he was a 2016 graduate of Lumberton High School and was a manager at Gander Mountain. Survivors include his mother, Christy Graham and step-father Gary of Buna; father, Loris Crawford Jr. and step-mother Liz of Kountze; sisters, Cassandra Eaves and husband Joshua and Katelyn French and husband Ryan, all of Lumberton, Katherine Lene´ and husband Lance of Beaumont and Jennifer Anderson and husband Perry of Lumberton; and grandparents, Charlie Cagle and Brenda Cagle of Jasper, Tennessee and Joanne Crawford of Michigan.

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Karen Mitchell

Karen Mitchell, 52, of Kountze, passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Born in Lufkin, she retired from Cinta’s. Survivors include siblings, Donald Hearrell and wife Debbie of Arizona, Terri Starr and husband Sam of Elkhart, Virginia Wade of Lufkin and Eric Hearrell of Kountze. A private family committal was at Broussard’s Crematorium in Beaumont under the direction of Broussard’s in Kountze.

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Frances Wood

Funeral services for Frances Maxine Wood, 93, of Silsbee were at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Farmer Funeral Home with interment following in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation was from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Mrs. Wood passed away on August 5, 2017 at Silsbee Oaks Heath Care. Maxine was born on June 14, 1924 in Hemphill, Texas to Albert and Mamie Lightfoot Sparks. She graduated from Silsbee High School. Maxine was a member of First Baptist Church of Silsbee since 1943 where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday school for many years. She married A.J. “Johnnie” Wood on September 11, 1948. She had many great achievements in her life but viewed her greatest as being a Christian, a good wife, and above all a good mother to her three children. Mrs. Wood was a talented seamstress at City Cleaners, which she and her husband owned for 22 years. Maxine is preceded in death by her parents; husband A.

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