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Jo Ann Trahan

Jo Ann Trahan, 80, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018. Funeral service was at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday, May 9) at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following at Pine Ridge Cemetery. Survivors include son, Billy Trahan Jr. of Sam Rayburn; daughter, Phyllis A. Thompson and partner, Mike Summers of Sour Lake; sisters, Linda Goodwin and husband Jerry of Wells and Troylene Blackmon and husband Glenn of Livingston; brother, Mike Crawford of Wells; and nine grandchildren, 13 greatgrandchildren and two greatgreat grandchildren.

 

 

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Beulah Provost

Beulah Fay Provost, 86, of Silsbee, passed away Friday, May 4, 2018. Funeral service was Tuesday, May 8 at North Hardin Baptist Church in Silsbee with burial following at R.S. Farmer Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee. Survivors include sons, Michael A. Provost and wife Sandra of Kenner, Louisiana, Jerome P. Provost and wife Lisa of Lone Oak, and Jack Provost Jr. “Zeke” and wife Sharon of Sour Lake; daughters, Sandra K. Kirbow and Lucinda “Cindy” West, both of Lumberton and Denise Eddings and husband Wayne of Silsbee; brother, Tommy Ray Powers and wife Rosie of Andalusia, Alabama; and 15 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

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Link Skillern

Lincoln Skillern, July 25, 1919 – April 25, 2018. Early training: Lincoln Skillern was born in Nacogdoches County, TX, July 25, 1919, to Allie and Ethie Butler Skillern. His family survived a tornado, the depression, and the vicissitudes of farming amid unstable cotton prices. Link developed a strong character, love of family, a determined work ethic, and a deep affinity for baseball and other sports. First base: He served in the Army during WWII in the Pacific theater, including Leyte Island. At war’s end, he made the Army’s exhibition team as third baseman. Stateside he studied electrical engineering at UT Austin and forestry at Stephen F. Austin University, where he played third base on the SFA baseball team. His winning nature brought him life-long friends. Second base: After graduation from SFA, Link moved to Silsbee, Texas, where he met and married Betty Jane Moffett and became father to four children.

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Mrs. Leboria Smith Biley

Mrs. Leboria Smith Biley, 83 of Silsbee, TX passed May 1, 2018. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 12, 2018 at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 420 S. 10th Street, Silsbee, TX at 10:30am where Rev. Dr. W. J. Proctor will be officiating the services. Visitation will begin at 8:30 until funeral. Mrs. Biley was predeceased by her loving husband, Carl L. Biley of 62 years. Cherishing her memories are one son, Jim L. Biley; one daughter, Vanessa Biley- Williams; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, along with a host of family and friends. Proctor's Mortuary - Beaumont, is in charge of final arrangements, 3522 Washington Beaumont, TX. 77705 (409) 840-2022 www.proctorsmortuary.com

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James Sanford

James Allen Sanford, 48, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Born in Kountze, he was a carpenter by trade and spent most of his career working for Cormier Homes in Lumberton. Survivors include his mother, Martha Jane Sanford of Silsbee; sons, Josh Allen Sanford and wife Amber and Seth Caleb Sanford and wife Jessica, all of Silsbee; daughter, Lauren Dearing and husband of Port Arthur; brothers, Robert Edward Sanford and wife Shellie of Evadale, Phillip Vincent Sanford of Kountze and William Joseph Sanford and wife Chelsea of Silsbee; sister, Mary Jane Holyfield of Silsbee; and four grandchildren. A private memorial will be held at a later date.

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O.J. Sterling

O.J. Sterling, 66, of Fred, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018 at his home. He was a kicker on his high school football team at Warren High School. He was a big NFL fan and his favorite team was the Dallas Cowboys. He had been an oil field worker for Reading and Bates, which allowed his to travel all over the world. He later ran his own business as an air conditioner repairman. He was an avid outdoorsman, he loved to hunt and fish. He enjoyed talking to people and telling stories. He was a very smart man, he taught his children mathematics and how to play Chess. One of his hobbies was being a gunsmith, he could build and repair any type of gun; he even reloaded rifle bullets. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

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Mark Frost

Mark Wilson Frost, 57, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018 in Newton. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following at Hooks Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. the day of service at the funeral home. Born in Beaumont, he spent many years as a project superintendent. Survivors include his wife, Karry Land Frost; children, Robert Wilson Frost and wife Dani of Round Rock, Angela Frost McBurnett and husband Cameron of Waco and Brian Matthew Frost of Cameron; brother, Jack Meyer Frost and wife Sherry of Raleigh, North Carolina; and three grandchildren.

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Thomas Campbell Sr.

Thomas Joseph Campbell Sr., 66, of Sour Lake, passed away Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Pine Arbor Nursing Home in Silsbee. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12 at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Sour Lake under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze. Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Linda Campbell; children, Lisa Rubio of Houston, Jimmy Sedtal and wife Tina of Jasper, Thomas Campbell Jr. and wife Christina of Nederland, Debbie Glaze and husband Ricky of Sour Lake and Jennifer Flowers and husband Jack of Yorktown, Virginia; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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Francis Cox

Francis “Sonny” Cox, 80, of Lumberton, passed away Friday, April 27, 2018 at his home. Funeral service will be at 12 p.m. (noon) Thursday, May 3 at Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton. Survivors include his daughters, Renee Cox and Teresa Cox, both of Lumberton.

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Doy Swan

Doy Lee Swan, 80, of Lumberton, passed away Friday, April 27, 2018. Funeral service was Monday, April 30 at Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton with burial following at Kirbyville City Cemetery in Kirbyville. Born in Lick Creek, Arkansas, he was a United States Air Force veteran and worked for Temple-Inland paper mill for over 30 years. Survivors include his wife, Sue Swan; daughters, Carrie Rollings and husband Bobby Raye and Wendy Lemons; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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