O.T. Fisher Jr.
O.T. Fisher Jr., 72, of Kountze, died Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004 at his residence.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, March 2 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze with burial at Old Hardin Cemetery also in Kountze.
A native of Gonzales, he had lived in Kountze 27 years and was a heavy equipment operator for Local 450 Operator Engineering.
Survivors include his wife, Lily Rose Fisher of Kountze; sons, Michael T. Fisher of Silsbee and Johnny W. Spell Sr. of Port Acres; sisters, Lydia Switt of Burris and Linda Bergestresser of Jacksonville; brothers, Johnny Lee Fisher of Cushin and Kenny Wade Fisher of Livingston; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Margena Lynn Hicks, 51, of Lumberton, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 4 at Woodcrest United Methodist Church in Lumberton under the direction of Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Beaumont with burial at Forest Lawn Memorial Park also in Beaumont.
A native of Oakland, CA and a longtime resident of Lumberton, she was a trainer for the Texas Department of Human Services.
Survivors include her son, Sean Patrick Hicks of Dallas; father, Wayne Hicks of Lumberton; brothers, Bubba Hicks of Lake Jackson, and Billy Hicks and Clif Hicks, both of Lumberton; and sister, Debra Farran of Lumberton.
Douglas “Buck” Barclay, 82, of Hemphill, died Tuesday, March 2, 2004 at Sabine County Hospital in Hemphill.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 4 at Starr Funeral Home in Hemphill with burial at Hart Mill Cemetery in Woodville.
A native of Woodville and a former 23 year resident of Silsbee, he was a conductor for Santa Fe Railroad and a United States Army World War II veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Gertrude Barclay of Woodville; son, Douglas Jay Barclay of Winberley; daughter, Beth Wheeler of Buna; five step-children; sister, Janye Barnes of San Angelo; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Samuel Tobey IV
Samuel W. “Sam” Tobey IV, 39, of Galveston, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004 at his residence.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 4 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial at Knupple Cemetery also in Silsbee. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
A native and former longtime resident of Silsbee, he was a registered nurse at Clear Lake Regional Hospital in Clear Lake. Also, he had worked as a paramedic before becoming a registered nurse and was a reserve deputy with the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department.
Survivors include his parents, Jeanette and Sam Tobey III of Silsbee; and sister, Pam Tobey Dunham of Arlington, VA.
Elbert D. King, 68, of Thicket, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2004 at Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital in Beaumont.
Funeral service was held Sunday, Feb. 15 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial at Cunningham Cemetery also in Silsbee.
A native of Brunson, he had lived in Thicket for ten years and was a retired pipefitter out of Local 459.
Survivors include his wife, Vonita King of Thicket; sons, Dewaine King of Lumberton and Stewart King of Ennis; daughters, Debra Johnson of Vidor, Peggy Kolecki of Granbury, Janice Strawther of Silsbee and Sarah Caldwell of Ossian, IN; stepsons, William Coward of Vidor, Orren Smith of Fred and Kevin Reese and Victor Reese, both of Spurger; stepdaughters, Joyce Moore, Linda Watts, Tammy Callaway and Vonda Gore, all of Fred, Essley Tucker of Woodville and Paje Denman of Vidor; brothers, Doyle King of Silsbee and Darrel King of Village Mills; sisters, Jo Ann Frazier and Dorothy Porter, both of Orange and Mildred Chatelain of Woodville; 34 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
Veneta Onell Haverly, 74, of Silsbee, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2004 at Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital in Beaumont.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004 at Cleburne Funeral Home in Cleburne with burial at Lane Prarie Cemetery also in Cleburne.
A native of Childress, she was a longtime resident of Silsbee and a homemaker.
Survivors include son, Troy Haverly of Vidor; daughters, Sherry Kelley of Newton and Laura Spurlock of Silsbee; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
George Myers “Papa” Denison, 80, of Buna, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, Feb. 17 at Central Baptist Church in Buna under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial at Antioch Cemetery also in Buna.
He was a retired member of Pipefitters Local 195 and was a World War II veteran.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Marie Jowers Denison; sons, George (“Pete”) of Port Arthur and Johnny Ray of Port Neches; daughters, Charlotte Spikes of Nederland and and Patricia Bierne of Easton, PA; six sisters; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.