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A.C. “Plug” Weitzel Jr.

A.C. “Plug” Weitzel Jr., 82, of Lumberton, passed away Monday, May 7, 2018. Funeral service was Friday, May 11 at Triumph Church in Beaumont with burial following at China Cemetery under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary. Born in Beaumont, he was a United Staes Air Force veteran and was employed for over 35 years as a truck driver, retiring from Central Freight Lines. He served with the TDCJ Prison Ministry, at the Mark Stiles Prison for 19 years. In 2011, he was the recipient of the TDCJ Volunteer of the Year Award. He also ministered to incarcerated youth through the Epiphany Texas Youth Commission Ministries of Texas in Beaumont.

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Georgia Pauline “Totsy” Flowers

Georgia Pauline “Totsy” Flowers, 82 of Silsbee, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018. Funeral service was at 12 p.m. today (Wednesday, May 16) at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following at Leatherwood Cemetery in Lumberton. She was the secretary at the City of Silsbee and later worked as the manager for Dollar General Store in Silsbee where she worked her way up to regional manager. Survivors include her children, Harold Battle and wife Angela of Silsbee, Robert Battle and wife Letha Jo of Lumberton, and Ricky Battle and wife Sondra Jo of Silsbee; brother, George “Bubba” Burge and wife Dianne of Lumberton; and 12 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

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Annie Belle Etue

Annie Belle Etue, 98, of Evadale, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018. Funeral service was Monday, May 14 at Calvary Apostolic Tabernacle in Evadale under the direciton of Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following at Morse Cemetery in Buna. Born in Evadale, she worked as a custodian at Evadale School District for many years. Survivors include her children, Geneva Broussard of Nederland, Howard Etue and wife Laverne of Evadale and James Etue of Silsbee; seven grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

 

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Theodore Thomas Peters

Theodore Thomas Peters, 75, of Silsbee, died Friday, May 11, 2018. He was born on December 11, 1942, in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, to Irene Drew Peters and Christopher Peters. Theodore attended Austin High School in Detroit, Michigan and Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan where he met Karen, his wife of fifty-four years. He worked in the financial field for twenty-six years before becoming a Subway Franchisee in 1991. He retired in 2010 to travel. Survivors include his wife, Karen Peters; sons, Michael Peters and his wife, Amy, of Deer Park and Robert Peters and his wife, Cari, of Lumberton; grandchildren, Kyle Peters and his wife, Chelsea, of Kountze; Justin Peters and Melissa Peters, both of Deer Park; and Cassidy Peters of Lumberton; brother-in-law, Ronald Brown of Birch Run, Michigan; and sister-in-law, Rochelle Boland of Columbia, Kentucky. He is preceded in death by his parents.

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Erin Caroline Donalson

Erin Caroline Donalson, 22, of Silsbee, died Saturday, May 12, 2018. She was born on May 3, 1996, in Beaumont, to Alyson Derkits Donalson and Drew Donalson. Survivors include her parents, Alyson and Drew Donalson; siblings, Lauren Donalson of Boston, Massachusetts, Blair Donalson of Krum, and Heath Donalson of Houston; grandparents, Bonnie and John Derkits of Jasper; aunts and uncles, Gretchen Woodard and her husband, Bobby, of Silsbee; Janna Cormier and her husband, James, of Austin; Cecilia Allen and her husband, Brad, of Martindale; James Derkits and his wife, Laura, of Port Aransas; and Sheila Gralino and her husband, B.J., of Fort Worth; cousin, Alex Donalson and his wife, Rachel, of Lumberton; and numerous other cousins. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Carolyn and J.D. Donalson; uncle, Jerry Donalson; and cousin, Beatrice Cormier.

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John Eric McClelland

John Eric McClelland, 38, of Kountze, passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Graveside service was Saturday, May 12 at William Hart Cemetery in Kountze. Survivors include his parents, Bobby and Dora Mc- Clelland; son, Chase McClelland, brothers, Bobby McClelland and wife Lilly and Timothy McClelland; and sister, Linda Anderson and husband Bilbo.

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Judy Carolyn Wiggins Brown

Judy Carolyn Wiggins Brown, 71, passed away Monday, April 30, 2018. Funeral service was Friday, May 4 at Little Rock Assembly of God Church in Kountze under the direction of Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton with burial following at Old Hardin Cemetery in Kountze. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, David L. Brown; son, Dave Brown and wife Kim; daughter, Johanna Moak and husband Michael; sisters, Betty Ward, Wanda McCardle, Joyce Grisham and Beth Wheat; brothers, Ernest Brown and Russell Brown; and nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Edwin Riley Collins

Edwin Riley Collins, 71, of Silsbee, died Sunday, April 29, 2018. Survivors include nieces and nephews, Julie Sealy of Silsbee, Sam Collins of Lumberton, Ricky Collins and Travis Collins, both of Silsbee, Alena Collins of Beaumont, Deana Collins of Lumberton, Curtis Louvierre of Sour Lake, Stephen Collins and Jarrell Collins, both of Lumberton, Devon Louvierre, Edwin Williford and Louis Williford, all of Mauriceville and Janice Evans of Houston. Committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium in Beaumont.

 

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Donald Woodrow Belt

Donald Woodrow Belt Sr., 80, of Kountze, passed away Monday, May 14, 2018. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 17 at Crestwood Baptist Church in Kountze under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following at Mann Cemetery in Colmesneil at 2 p.m. He was the owner and operator of the Don Belt Company, a utility and construction company with six locations. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Joyce Ann Belt of Kountze; children, Donald W. Belt Jr. and wife Carla of Lumberton, Darrell Ray Belt and wife Melinda of Wildwood, Diana Lynn Brown and husband Daniel of Kountze; brother, Joe Belt and wife Sherry of Colmesneil; and 15 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

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Mary Lillian Carruth

Mary Lillian Carruth, 89, of Lumberton, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Silsbee Oaks Health Care. Funeral service was Friday, May 11 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Beaumont with burial following at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, also in Beaumont. Born in Beaumont, she taught piano lessons for over sixty years. Survivors include her husband, Claude M. Carruth; daughters, Paula Hargroger and husband Don of Lumberton and Claudia Mouer and husband Vince of Houston; and four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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