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Laura Roach

Laura Beth Haynes Roach, 82, of Kountze, died Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Kountze Nursing Center. She was born on September 14, 1936 to Bethel Evelyn Merrill and Thomas LaRue Haynes.

She worked at Southwestern Bell for more than thirty years. Laura Beth loved photos of family; she had many hanging on her walls. Laura Beth was a mighty prayer warrior. She loved being called “Granny” by “her boys”, nieces, and nephews. Her face would light up when any of those kids called on Granny, but her brothers and sisters called her Di. Laura Beth was a lifelong member of Little Rock Assembly of God Church in Kountze.

Survivors include “her girls”, Lesa Simmons and her husband, Mark of Silsbee and Rhonda Haynes of Katy; sister, Judy Moore and her husband, Larry of Honey Island; brother, Dean Haynes and his wife, Mary of Kountze; grandsons, Brandon Laird and his wife, Keesha of Kountze; Chase Simmons and Logan Simmons, of Silsbee; greatgrandsons, Caden Laird, Paxton Laird, and Slade Laird of Kountze; and stepsons, Kent Roach and Craig Roach.

Laura Beth is preceded in death by her high school sweetheart and husband, Donald Ray Roach; parents; and her brother, Nathan Haynes.

A gathering of Mrs. Roach’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at Broussard’s, 530 West Monroe, Kountze. Her funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Little Rock Assembly of God Church, 5907 Highway 326 North, Kountze, with her interment to follow at Old Hardin Cemetery, Kountze.

Complete and updated information may be found at:

The Silsbee Bee

P.O. Box 547
Silsbee, TX 77656
Phone: 409-385-5278
Fax: 409-385-5270