Freddie Dwayne Kyles, 32, of Silsbee, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004 in Hemphill.
Funeral service was held Saturday, March 6 at Boroen Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Beaumont under the direction of Robinson Community Funeral Home in Jasper.
Survivors include his daughter, De’niaya L. Jones of Silsbee; mother, Dorris Kyles Linton of Beaumont; father and stepmother, Fred Kyles Jr. and Jean R. Kyles of Beaumont; sisters, Fersonna K. Jones of Silsbee and Stephanie K. Green of Beaumont; stepsister, Adella Rucker of Kansas; brother, Michael D. Kyles of Beaumont; stepbrothers, Marcus Rucker of Alaska and Zachary Rucker and Jimmie Rucker, both of Beaumont; and great-grandmother, Artelia Irvine of Kountze.
Gloria Richmond, 72, of Lumberton, died Tuesday, March 2, 2004 at her residence.
A memorial service was held Sunday, March 7 at Woodcrest Methodist Church in Lumberton under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee.
A native of Mont Belvieu, she was a registered nurse at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont and was also a school nurse with the Lumberton Independent School District.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Leonard Jerry Richmond; daughters, Linda Welker of West Chester, OH and Cheryl Emerson of Lumberton; son, David Richmond of Silsbee; and four grandchildren.
Virgil Richardson Jr.
Virgil M. “Bubba” Richardson Jr., 46, of Lumberton, died Thursday, March 4, 2004.
Funeral service was held Sunday, March 7 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home with burial at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
A native of Winnie, he was a lifelong resident of this area.
Survivors include his parents, Betty and Virgil Richardson of Lumberton; brothers, Randy Richardson and Joel Richardson, both of Lumberton; sister, Debbie Magliolo of Beaumont.
James Escar Sheffield, 71, of Lumberton, died Friday, March 5, 2004 at his residence.
A graveside service was held Sunday, March 7 at Beech Creek Cemetery in Spurger under the direction of Riley Funeral Home in Woodville.
A native of Baldhill, he had lived in Spurger before moving to Lumberton and was retired from Texaco, Inc. in Port Arthur with 42 years service. He was also a United States Army Korean Conflict veteran.
Survivors include Mary Ann Kibby Sheffield; daughter, Cynthia Weaver of Batson; son, Marcus Sheffield of Vidor; brothers, T.J. Willet of Gates, TN and Otis E. Willet of Dalton, GA; and six grandchildren.
Percy Ray Hutto, 85, of Lumberton, died Monday, March 8, 2004 at his residence.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 11 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial at Resthaven Cemetery also in Silsbee.
He was a longtime resident of Silsbee before moving to Lumberton 15 years ago and was a retired car inspector for Southern Pacific. He served in the United States Army during World War II in the European campaign in the Combat Infantry.
Survivors include his wife, Loary Hutto of Lumberton; son, Glenn Hutto of Silsbee; brother, Bronson Hutto of Silsbee; sister, Daisy Waldrep of Silsbee; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Velma Gilder Davis, 92, of Leggette, died Friday, March 5, 2004 in Colmesneil.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 12 at Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Colmesneil under the direction of Coleman’s Tyler County Funeral Home in Woodville with burial at Mt. Zion Community Cemetery also in Colmesneil.
A native of Colmesneil, she had lived in Leggette for a number of years.
Survivors include step-daughters, Margrett Holman of Leggette, and Wanda Lee and Mary Bridges, both of Springfield, LA; and step-son, Daviel Davis of Leggette.
May Lewis, 93, of Lumberton, passed from this life to her eternal home on March 25, 2004 in Silsbee, Texas. She was born December 9, 1910 in Cheyenne, Oklahoma. The eighth and youngest child born to John Edward and James Safronia Wallace, they resided in Oklahoma for several years before moving to Limestone County, Texas. She was married to Harlon Edward Lewis on November 16, 1929 in Groesbeck, Texas. They had three children.
During the years of World War II, she remained in Silsbee, Texas while her husband, Harlon served in the European war effort. Returning home from the war, they moved to Lumberton, Texas where they owned and operated the Lewis Service Station and Garage. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in November 1979. She was a member of Parkway Life Church in Lumberton, Texas and was very devoted to her church and her family, always willing to give her time, effort and strength whenever the opportunity presented itself. Her husband preceded her in death on August 10, 1989.
She leaves three children to cherish her memories; two daughters, Glenna Martin and her husband Harold of Beaumont, Texas and Joyce Albritton and her husband Allen of Beaumont, Texas; one son, David Lewis and his wife Judy of Lumberton, Texas; five grandchildren, Brenda Pippin and and husband Jimmy, Ronald Albritton and wife Emily, Phyllis Pickering and husband Terry, Gwen Davis and husband Greg, Darren Lewis and wife Deborah; nine great-grandchildren, Brandon Pippin and wife Courtney, Brent Pippin and LaRanda, Andrienne Albritton, Joshua Pickering, Shelbi Pickering, Grant Davis, Kayleigh Davis, Presley Lewis and Devin Lewis; three great-great-grandchildren, Kelsy Pippin, Jake Pippin, and Kinsy Pippin; and other relatives and a host of friends.
Pallbearers were her grandsons, Jimmy Pippin, Ronald Albritton, Greg Davis, Terry Pickering, and Darren Lewis; and great-grandsons, Brandon Pippin, Brent Pippin, Joshua Pickering, and Grant Davis.
We wish to thank her many friends and church family who have stood by with their prayers and support during her illness. Special thanks to the staff at Silsbee Oaks Health Care for their wonderful care and concern during her 15 years at their facility, and the special care given her and her family during the last few days of her life.
Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 28, 2004 at the Parkway Life Church with Rev. Nathan Keating, Rev. Cecil Davis and Rev. Marvin Hicks officiating. Interment followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Park under the direction of Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home. Visitation was held Friday and Saturday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The church is located at Mitchell Road and Village Creek Parkway in Lumberton.