J.T. Martinka Jr.
J.T. “Bud” Martinka Jr., 80, of Kountze, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005 at Dubuis Hospital in Beaumont.
Funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 31 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze with burial at Old Hardin Cemetery also in Kountze.
A native of Dallas, he had lived in Kountze the past 48 years and was a retired small business owner. He was also a United States Army World War II veteran.
Survivors include sons, Bernie Martinka of Leesville, LA, Steve Martinka of Kountze, Ken Anderson of Teague, and Keith Anderson of Conore; daughters, Bettye Ryan and Jeannie Martinka, both of Kountze, Sandi Boaden of Bon Wier, and Dottye Ricks of Wildwood; sister, Norma Jean Bozeman of Spring; and 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Donald Kemp, 76, of Lumberton, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005 at his home.
Funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2 at Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home in Beaumont with burial at Forest Lawn Memorial Park also in Beaumont.
A native of Dangerfield, he had lived in the Beaumont area since 1944 and was a retired machinist with Ameripol Synpol/B.F. Goodrich. He was also a member of Machinist and Aero Space Workers Union Local and he was a United States Navy World War II veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Johnnie Kemp of Lumberton; son, Bill Kemp of Lumberton; daughters, Diann Huddleston of Owasso, OK, Donna Wallace of Troup, Betty Dillard of Sour Lake and Lisa Harris of Lumberton; and nine grandchildren.
Burtis D. “Pete” Payne, 69, of Lumberton, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005 at the Methodist Hospital in Houston.
Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze with burial at Felps Cemetery in Thicket.
A native of Saratoga, he had lived in this area all his life, was retired from Oilfield Rental Service Company and was the former co-owner of The Nook in Lumberton.
Survivors include his wife, Janell Payne of Lumberton; daughter, Linda Payne of Lumberton; son, Thomas Payne of Logan, Utah; brothers, A.T. Payne of Saratoga and J.E. Payne of Hemphill; sisters, Marian Porter of Mount Belview and Erma Watson of Kirbyville; and one grandchild.
Donald Wayne “Donnie” Hernandez, 51, of Lumberton, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005 at his home.
Funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee. Visitation will begin at 4:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
A native of Beaumont, he had lived in Lumberton the past 36 years and had been a welder for Bethlehem Steel Shipyard and had since worked construction as a carpenter.
Survivors include sons, Donnie Jack Hernandez of Lumberton and Dale Hernandez, who is serving in Iraq; mother, Betty Gilbreath and husband, Bill of Lumberton; brothers, Danny Hernandez of Lumberton and Pat Gilbreath of Tucson, Arizona; sisters, Sharon Milner of Lumberton, Gayle Lineman of Georgetown and Judy Juda of Bridge City; and one grandchild.
Joe Roberts, 65, of Silsbee, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Roberts of Silsbee; sisters, Sandra Ernst of Silsbee and Marsha McDonald of Friendswood; and two grandchildren.
Lola Mae Collins, 88, of Silsbee, died Friday, May 23, 2003 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.
Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 25 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial at Franks Branch Cemetery in Fred.
A native of Green Lake, she had lived in Silsbee 71 years and was a retired nurses aid.
Survivors include her daughter, Charlsie Mae Perego of Mauriceville; five grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Lenora Virginia Kirsch, 83, of Fred, died Thursday, May 22, 2003 at her residence.
Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 25 at Mount Nebo Baptist Church in Fred with burial at Franks Branch Cemetery also in Fred under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee.
A native of Horatio, Ark., she had lived in Fred the past 25 years and was a retired clerk for Missouri Pacific Railroad. She also served in the United States Navyduring World War II.
Survivors include son, Gus Kirsch of Fred; daughter, Linda Overstreet of Fred; brothers, James Crunk of Nash and Robert Crunk and Calvin Crunk, both of Dallas; sisters, Emma Crunk and Ruby Noland, both of Nash, Amy McWhorter of Lockesburg, Ark. and Ida Mae Nutt of Carthage, Ark.; six grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.