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Obituaries

Nicky Jay Gilbert

Nicky Jay Gilbert, 76, beloved husband, father, grandfather (PaPa) and greatgrandfather of Lumberton died Tuesday, May 19, 2020. He leaves behind his wife, Rachael Gilbert of Lumberton; Brother Gary Dell Gilbert and wife Linda of Panama City, FL; Sister-in-law Becky Gilbert of Silsbee; Sister-inlaw Rose Lummus of Kirbyville; Sister-in-law Mary Jo Gerald; Brother-in-law Billy Gerald of Kirbyville; son, Tony Gendron and wife Melody of Tampa, FL; son Chris Gendron of Indianapolis; daughter, Nicole Cole and husband Philip of Sam Ray burn; Clay Gilbert and wife Tammie of Silsbee; Wade Gilbert and wife Lisa of Lufkin; Casey Gilbert and wife Sonia of Austin; and ten grandchildren and 11 greatgrandchildren.

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Helen Bistline

Helen Bistline, longtime Beaumont resident and lifelong Texan, passed away the morning of May 9, 2020 at her home in Beaumont. Helen was born in Kirbyville in 1926 to Emery and Nancy Donalson and moved to Silsbee at the age of 8. She graduated from Silsbee High School in 1943 and worked for the Silsbee public school system and Sun Oil Co. Helen married the love of her life, Ralph Bistline, after his graduation from Texas A&M in 1947. They moved to Beaumont where they raised their family of 5 children and enjoyed over 51 years of marriage.

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The Silsbee Bee

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