Lora Mae Pearce, 75, of Lumberton, died Thursday, May 27, 2004.
Funeral service was held at Hixson Funeral Home in Sulphur, LA with local arrangements under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze.
Betty Jane Alford Hart, 81, of Spurger, died Sunday, May 26, 2004 at the Tyler County Hospital in Woodville.
Funeral service was held Saturday, May 29 at the First Baptist Church in Spurger under the direction of Riley Funeral Home in Woodville with burial at Turner Branch Cemetery in Spurger.
A native of Dallas, she had lived in Spurger many years and was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Ivy Hart of Spurger; daughter, Patricia Marie Sherman of Longview; sons, Albert Hart of Silsbee, Iva Thompson Hart of Nederland and Robert Hart of West; ten grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Claude G. Wagner, 73, of Lumberton, died Friday, May 28, 2004 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.
Funeral service was held Monday, May 31 at Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home in Beaumont with burial at Bluff Creek Cemetery near Livingston.
A native of Beaumont, he retired from Mobil Oil with 38 years service.
Survivors include his wife, Pansy; sons, Steve Wagner, Daniel Wagner and Allen Wagner; daughters, Karen Bartek and Lori Wagner; stepdaughter, Linda Woodring; sisters, Marie Grass, Audrey Bernard and Betty Dailey; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Stephen “Steve” Bradford Warren, 47, of Beaumont, died Friday, May 28, 2004 at his home.
A graveside service was held Monday, May 31 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary also in Beaumont.
A native of Beaumont, he was retired from Dupont Beaumont Works.
Survivors include his mother, Doris Warren of Lumberton; brothers, Harvey Warren III of Beaumont and William “Bill” Warren of Lumberton; and sister, Stacy Sims of Lumberton.
Elizabeth Ann McKee, 56, of Warren, died Sunday, May 30, 2004 in Beaumont.
Funeral service was held Wednesday, June 2 at Pace Funeral Home in Livingston with burial at Big Sandy Cemetery.
A native of Livingston, she had lived in Warren since 1955 and was a support manager for Wal-Mart.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas of Warren; sons, Randall McKee of Warren and Stephen Paul McKee of Silsbee; brother, Bradley E. Hendrix of Silsbee; and six grandchildren.
Linda Perry, 67, of Kountze, died Monday, May 31, 2004.
Arrangements are under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze.
Dr. Larry Wayne Irvin
Dr. Larry Wayne Irvin, 51, passed away Thursday, March 4, 2004 at his home in DeSota, Texas, with his family at his bedside.
Larry was born October 25, 1952 in Silsbee to the late Vinson and Odessa Irvin. He was the youngest of eleven children.
He grew up in Silsbee where he attended the First Missionary Baptist Church and was secretary of the Sunday School Department until he finished high school. He was an honor graduate of Silsbee High School where he played basketball, and ended that phase. He played with his teammates, on one of the greatest teams (1970-1971) at Silsbee High School, coached by Coach Dan Montgomery.
Larry graduated from Silsbee High School in 1971 and received the Oneal Scholarship. He enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin and received a B.S. degree in pharmacy. Then he enrolled at Galveston Medical and received his MD degree in 1980. He was employed as staff pharmacist at St. Mary’s Hospital in Port Arthur, Texas.
He did his residential at the University of Arkansas studying internal medicine, from 1980-1983. He practiced medicine in Tyler, Texas for several years and then moved to Dallas, Texas to practice at Southwest Medical Center at the University of Texas at Dallas. In 1997-1998, he studied at the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio (Geriatrics).
Dr. Larry W. Irvin was an assistant professor (Nontenured Geriatrics) at Southwest Medical Center, University of Texas at Dallas.
Dr. Irvin was featured in “Parkland Today” September 2003 Edition. “I’m about serving and protecting mankind,” he said. “People are all the same regardless of race, ethnicity, economic status or where you’re from. One of the most satisfying things for me is being able to serve people through the programs Parkland offers.”
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at the Christian Chapel CME Church in Dallas, Texas.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Vinson and Odessa Irvin; and three brothers, Elton Irvin Sr., Irvory Irvin Sr. and Ollie Irvin.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Kaye; three children, Alana Irvin and Brian Irvin of Dallas and Anothony Irvin, Lamar University, Beaumont; two brothers, Jerry M. Irvin and Attorney Walter Lewis Irvin of Dallas; five sisters, Flora L. Stowers of Belton, Texas, Margie Nell Sims, June Clements and Diane Holden of California and Elouise Smith of Silsbee. He is survived by numerous other family members and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made in Larry’s name to the American Cancer Society.
The family wishes to express gratitude to everyone for their prayers, and all expressions of love.
Thelma Maxine Sliter, 71, of Silsbee, died Thursday, March 4, 2004 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.
Funeral service was held Sunday, March 7 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial at Resthaven Cemetery also in Silsbee.
A native of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, she was a current resident at Pine Arbor Health Care Center in Silsbee.
Survivors include her husband Clifton Sliter of Greentown, IN; daughters, Rita Gore of Silsbee, Carrie King of Kountze, Teresa Barker of Poplar Bluff, MO and Lisa Lisenby of Frisco; sons, Alvin Sliter of Greentown, IN, Steve Sliter of El Paso and Chester Sliter of Belvedere, SC; sisters, Mildred Price of Laporte, Mae Howell of Dallas, Betty Duty of Poplar Bluff, MO and Helen Batson of St. Louis, MO; brothers, Gene Carl and Gary Beckham, both of Poplar Bluff, MO; 21 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.