Myrtis Laurell Watts, 81, of Silsbee, died Friday, May 7, 2004 at her daughters home in Silsbee.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, May 11 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial at Franks Branch Cemetery in Fred.
A native of Fred and a lifelong resident of the Fred and Silsbee areas, she was a homemaker.
Survivors include sons, Bob Watts and Bill Watts, both of Fred; daughters, Laverna Blanchard and Charlene Garsee, both of Silsbee, Ima Jean Anding of Vidor, and Betsy Spell of Fred; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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Robey Lee Jones Jr., 80, of Lumberton, died Saturday, May 8, 2004 at Lumberton Rehabilitation Center in Lumberton.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, May 11 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial at Morse Cemetery in Buna.
A native of Bronson, he moved to Beaumont in 1950 and was a longtime service station owner/operator and a United States Army World War II veteran of the Rainbow division.
Survivors include many nieces and nephews.
Edith M. Thomas, 87, of Silsbee, died Friday, May 7, 2004 at Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital in Beaumont.
Funeral service will be held Friday, May 14 at Rose Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Whittier, CA.
A native of Colorado, she was a homemaker.
Survivors include her daughter, Beverly Price of Lumberton; sister, Cleo Brown of Victorville, CA; and two grandchildren.
Shirley Jeanne McNeely, 74, of Larue, died Tuesday, May 4, 2004 at Homeplace Hospice in Tyler.
Funeral service was held Saturday, May 8 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial at McKinney Cemetery in Kountze.
A native of Kansas City, MO, she was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, James H. “Jim” McNeely of Larue; sons, Gary Blankinship of Osage Beach, MO and Terry Blankenship of Kansas City, KS; daughter, Georgie Gay Stewart of Bridge City; sister, Beverly Gomez of Kansas City, KS; four grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Catherine Denise “Cathy” Williams Minton, 41, of Lumberton died Tuesday, May 4, 2004.
Funeral service was held Friday, May 7 at Woodcrest United Methodist Church in Lumberton under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary in Beaumont with burial at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Beaumont.
A native of Beaumont, she lived most of her life in the Golden Triangle area. She coached Little Dribblers for seven years as well as being involved with softball, football and the Parent Teacher Association.
Survivors include her husband, Mark Minton of Lumberton; daughter, Meagan Whitney Minton of Lumberton; son, Kyle Christian Minton of Lumberton; and brother, Chuck Williams of Bridge City.
Raymond Hooks, 82, of Silsbee, died Monday, May 10, 2004 at Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital in Beaumont.
Funeral service was held Wednesday, May 12 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial at Hooks-Cravy Cemetery also in Silsbee.
He was a retired ranger with the Texas Forest Service. He was also a United States Army Air Force veteran and served his country during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Wilma Rae Hooks of Silsbee; sons, Raymond Hooks Jr. of Pearland and Rayland Hooks of Honey Island; daughters, Rhonda Jones of Bronson and Quida O’Hair of splendora; brother, Floyd Hooks of Point Blank; sisters, Faye Neal of Bedies and Emma Gallaspy of Silsbee; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Belton Crockett Baird, 69, of Silsbee, died Saturday, May 8, 2004 at his home.
A graveside service was held Wednesday, May 12 at Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Madisonville under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze.
A native of Quitman, he had lived in the area most of his life and was a carpenter.
Survivors include daughters, Debra Duncan of Danbury, Lillie Edwards of Crosby, and Julie Martinez of Angleton; sons, Mark Baird of McCool Junction, NE and Darrell Baird of Spring; brothers, James Baird of Kountze and Cecil Baird of Yuma, AZ; sister, Susie Lee Sunday of Crosby; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.