Peter H. Kohler, 56, of Spurger, died Wednesday, July 7, 2004 at his mother’s home in San Antonio.
A memorial service was held Saturday, July 10 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Beaumont.
A native of Flushing, NY and a former 25 year resident of Beaumont, he had lived in Spurger several years and was a retired elevator mechanic with National Elevator Mechanic Union Local 31 and had been employed by Otis Elevator Co. and Dover Elevator Co.
Survivors include daughter, Evan Joann Kohler of San Antonio; son, Adam Keyes Kohler of San Antonio; mother, Marion “Pat” Kohler of San Antonio; and sisters, Doreen Kohler Freeman of Beaumont, Lonnie Melendez of San Antonio, and Marianne McNeill of Plano.
Margaret Peggy Hobson, 88, of Silsbee, died Monday, July 12, 2004 at Pine Arbor Health Care Center in Silsbee.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 15, 2004 at the First Baptist Church in Silsbee under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home with burial at R.S. Farmer Memorial Cemetery also in Silsbee. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 14 at the funeral home.
A native of Blatherwyck, England and a longtime resident of Silsbee, she was a nurse and had worked in the library at Robinson Kindergarten.
Survivors include sons, James Hobson of Silsbee and Robert Hobson of Lumberton; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Betty Lee Wright, 79, of Lumberton, died Monday, June 21, 2004 at West Houston Medical Center in Houston.
A graveside service was held Friday, June 25 at Sycamore Cemetery in Burkville under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee.
A native of Kansas City, KS, she had lived in the Lumberton area 49 years and was a retired snack-bar manager.
Survivors include her son, Larry Wright of Houston; brother, Bill Neal of Arkansas; sister, Donna Neal of Houston; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Coil “Doug” Perry, 67, of Kountze, died Thursday, June 24, 2004 at Cobb Hospital in Royston, GA.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, June 29 at Pine Ridge Baptist Church under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze with burial at Pine Ridge Cemetery.
A native of Rolesville, NC, he had lived in Kountze two years and was a retired elevator technician.
Survivors include his son, J.D. Perry of Baton Rouge, LA; daughter, Jamie Perry of Dayton; sister, Rachel Garner of Rolesville, NC; and three grandchildren.
Stanford Curtis Key, 78, of Silsbee, died Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at his home.
Funeral service was held Friday, June 25 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial at Oakwood Cemetery in Huntsville.
A native of Riverside, he retired from Santa Fe Railroad in 1989 and then worked for the Lumberton School District and retired again in 1997. He was also a United States Army Air Force World War II veteran having served from August 1944 to August 1946, 17th Tow Target Squadron and received the Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon with one Bronze Star, Phillippine Liberation Ribbon and one Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, three overseas service bars and a Victory Ribbon.
Survivors include his wife, Bobbi; sons, Robert E. Key Sr. of Silsbee and Jimmy Simmons of Boyd; daughters, Patti Womack of Kountze, Pamela Hollyfield of Lumberton, Debra Hardin of Amarillo, and Janice Thompson and Charlotte Golden, both of Fort Worth; 26 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
William Josey Jr.
William P. “Bill” Josey Jr., 58, of Silsbee, died Friday, June 25 at his home.
Funeral service was held Sunday, June 27 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial at R.S. Farmer Memorial Cemetery also in Silsbee.
A native of Madisonville, he was a longtime resident of Silsbee and was a purchasing agent at Wooden Pallets in Silsbee. He was also a United States Navy veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Monica Theresa Josey of Silsbee; sons, William Christopher Josey and John Kenneth Josey; brothers, Thomas Josey and Marvin Josey, both of Houston and James Josey of Silsbee; sisters, Ethel Apshire and Sibyel Balla, both of Silsbee, Bertha Jenkins and Mildred Brewer, both of Houston, Betty Jensen of League City, Lucille Franks of Splendora, Erma Ray Granier of Vacharie, LA, Bernie Tanton of Brenham and Sidney Airheart of Triniday; and five grandchildren.
William Garland “Bill” Curry, 56, of Kirbyville, died Friday, June 25, 2004 at Joe Dickerson Hospital in Jasper.
Funeral service was held Monday, June 28 at Walker Chapel in Reklaw.
Survivors include his parents, Calvin and Jean Curry of Kirbyville; and sisters, Pam Steely of LaMarque and Janis Laurie of Lumberton.