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Hatchell, Nan
Funeral for Nan Hatchell, 93, of Kirbyville was held June 23 at Causey’s E.E. Stringer Funeral Home of Kirbyville with burial in Kirbyville Cemetery. She died Sunday, June 22, 1986 at Max Mixson Memorial Hospital in Kirbyville. A native of Tyler County, she lived in Kirbyville most of her life and was a retired registered nurse. Survivors include tow sisters, Jodie Hatchell of Kirbyville and Ruth Gilchriest of Cleveland.

Hatchell, Richard Greer
Funeral services for Richard Greer Hatchell, 79, of Kirbyville, were held at 4 p.m. Friday in the Causey-Stringer Funeral Home. The Rev. David L. Jenkins, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiated, assisted by the Rev. Roy Phillips. Burial was in Kirbyville Cemetery. Hatchell did about 9 p.m. Thursday in his home after a long illness. The family moved to Kirbyville in the early 1900's and he later moved to Houston, where he lived many years. After his retirement as a merchant, he returned to Kirbyville. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nan Hatchell; a sister, Mrs. Ella D. Casey of Baton Rouge, and four brothers, Wilson Hatchell of Beaumont, Jack Hatchell of DeRidder and Bob and Felix Hatchell, both of Baytown.

Havard, Chester Arthur
{April 7, 1981}
KIRBYVILLE – Chester Arthur Havard, 81, of Kirbyville died at 6 a.m. Tuesday at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont after an illness. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Causey’s E.E. Stringer Funeral Home with burial in Concord Cemetery near Zavalla. A native of Angelina County, he had lived in Kirbyville most of his life and was a retired grocery store manager. Survivors include his wife, Loura Cole Havard of Kirbyville; two sons, Robert Havard of Spurger and Sidney Havard of California; daughter, Edith Watson of Houston; four sisters, Olive Schmidt of Montgomery, Ala., Edith Davenport of Jasper, Fairy Havard of Houston and Ethel Albritton of San Antonio; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Havens, Joe Lumand
{July 7, 1979}
KIRBYVILLE – Funeral for Joe Lumand Havens, 63, of Kirbyville will be at 2 p.m. today at Causey’s E.E. Stringer Funeral Home with burial in Magnolia Springs Cemetery. He died at 11 p.m. Saturday at Hardin County Memorial Hospital after an illness. A native of Merryville, La., he had lived in Kirbyville 50 years and was a pipeline operating engineer and a veteran of World War II. Survivors include three sisters, Pauline Jordan and Melba Jones, both of Kirbyville, and Jeanette Ware of San Augustine; and two brothers, John Havens of Beaumont and Louis Havens of Silsbee.

Hawkins, Thelma Wilson “Bitsy”
Thelma “Bitsy” Wilson Hawkins, 85, of Kirbyville died Sunday, January 1, 1995 at her residence. Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Central Baptist Church in Kirbyville with burial at Kirbyville Cemetery under the direction of E.E. Stringer Funeral Home in Kirbyville. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. A native and lifelong resident of Kirbyville, she was a retired school teacher with Kirbyville Independent School District. Survivors include sons, Sam Wilson Hawkins of Pasadena and Doyle “Pooh” Hawkins of Buna; daughter Ann Burke Hawkins Propst of Jeffersonville, Ind.; brother, Buster B. Wilson of Kirbyville; sisters, Elizabeth Downs of Kirbyville and Mary Tom Daniels of Houston; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Hawthorne, Arthur Jack
Arthur Jack Hawthorne, 62, of Brookeland Lied Friday, June 9, 1995 at Jasper Memorial Hospital. Funeral was held Sunday, June 11 at E.E. Stringer Funeral Home in Kirbyville with burial at Magnolia Springs Cemetery. A native and longtime resident of Kirbyville, he lived in Brookeland three years and was a retired steel rigger with Texaco. Survivors include wife, Winnie Faye Hawthorne of Brookeland; sons, Kerry Hawthorne of Kirbyville and Kent Hawthorne of Brookeland; daughter, Kim Hawthorne of Kirbyville; Brothers, Edward Hawthorne of Vidor and Eston Hawthorne of Orange; sisters, Alice Spillers of Lake Jackson, Oline Sheffield, Zelma Morgan and Elcie “Crickett” Armitage all of Kirbyville.

Hawthorne, Celestia Boyett
KIRBYVILLE – Celestia Boyett Hawthorne, 71, of Kirbyville died at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 1, 1980 at her home after an illness. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Causey’s E.E. Stringer Funeral Home with burial in Boyett Cemetery near Kirbyville. She was a lifelong resident of Jasper County. Survivors include her husband, Johnny Hawthorne of Kirbyville; a brother, Lon Boyett of Silsbee; three sisters, Epsie Hall, Fanny Hamlett and Louie Kelly, all of Kirbyville.

Hall, Eunice Horn
Nov. 20, 2001
Eunice Horn Hall, 83, of Beaumont died Nov. 20, 2001, at her residence. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Forest Lawn Funeral Home with burial at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. A native of Magnolia Springs, she lived in Beaumont many years and was a homemaker. Survivors include sons, Henry P. Hall of San Antonio and James L. Hall of Jasper; daughter, Marion Hall Springer of Beaumont; sisters, Edith McFarland and Myrtle Walker, both of Beaumont; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Hall, Leslie E.
Leslie E. Hall, 101, of Bleakwood died Sunday, December 26, 1993 at his residence. Funeral was held Tuesday, December 28 at Watson Chapel Methodist Church in Bleakwood with burial at Bleakwood Cemetery under the direction of E.E. Stringer Funeral Home in Kirbyville. A native of Newton, he lived in Newton County most of his life. He was a retired farmer and a World War II U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include a son, John L. Hall of Kirbyville; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Hall, Josephine Wilson
Funeral service for Josephine Wilson Hall, 87, of Kirbyville was held at 3 p.m. Friday, March 4 at Watson Chapel Methodist Church in Bleakwood with burial in Bleakwood Cemetery under the direction of Causey’s E.E. Stringer Funeral Home. Services were conducted by the Revs. H.A. Springfield of Warren, Don Cook of Newton, and Robert Morgan of Watson Chapel. Music was furnished by Joyce Hall and Marty O’Brien. She died Thursday, March 3, 1983 at Max Mixson Memorial Hospital after an illness. She was a member of two pioneer East Texas families, as she was a daughter of J.K. Wilson and a granddaughter of Jessie Lee. She was a native of Bleakwood. She and her husband operated a grocery store in Port Arthur from 1921 until 1933, when they returned to Bleakwood and made a living by farming, ranching and dairying until their retirement in 1977. She was a member of the Watson Chapel Church for many years. Survivors include her husband, Leslie E. Hall of Kirbyville; a son, John L. Hall of Bleakwood; two brothers, John K. Wilson Jr., of Brownsville and Jessie M. Wilson Sr., of Port Arthur; two sisters, Ethel Durdin of Silsbee and Minnie Alice McKinney of Kirbyville; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Pete Patrick, Joe Patrick, Harrison Hendricks, Joe Powell, Fred McBride, Billy Lee, Kirby Barton and Calvin Singletary.

Hall, Nevie Herrin
{May 31, 1976}
KIRBYVILLE – Funeral for Nevie Herrin Hall, 57, will be at 10 a.m. today at Causey’s E.E. Stringer Funeral Home with burial in Sam Herrin Cemetery at Fawil near Kirbyville. She died about 9 p.m. Sunday in Mary Dickerson Hospital in Jasper after a short illness. A native of Newton County, she had lived in Kirbyville 20 years and was employed at West Gibson Store in Jasper. Survivors include her husband, J.W. Hall; a daughter, Elaine Hall Hughes; two brothers, Ray and Edmon Herrin, all of Kirbyville, and two sisters, Myrtle Sparks of Newton and Elvie Dodson of Kirbyville.

Hamilton, Annie Morris
{Jan. 18, 1976}
KIRBYVILLE – Funeral for Annie Morris Hamilton, 79, will be at 2 p.m. today in Causey’s E.E. Stringer Funeral Home with burial in Bean Cemetery. She died at 11:25 p.m. Sunday in Jasper Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She had lived in the Kirbyville area 37 years. Survivors include four sons, George Morris of Austin, James Morris of Beaumont, Johnny Morris of Leesville, La., and Earl Gene Morris of the U.S. Navy in Guam, and six daughters, Lola Faye Key and Athernor Neely, both of Kirbyville, Lucille Rains of Woodville, Virginia Gregorczyk of Houston, Verlene Davis of Buna and Lois Dougharty of Orange.

Hamilton, Megan Michelle
Megan Michelle Hamilton, 10-month old daughter of Kevin Saunders of Orange and Patricia Hamilton of Beaumont, died Wednesday, October 18, 1995 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Graveside Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Magnolia Cemetery under the direction of Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home. She was a native of Beaumont. Survivors other than the parents include grandparents, Richard and Barbara Saunders of Orange and Vivian Hamilton of Beaumont.

Hamilton, Recy
Recy Hamilton, 80, of Newton died Friday, November 4, 1972 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today in the Newton Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Newton City Cemetery under the direction of the J.O. Stringer Funeral Home. Hamilton was a maintenance foreman for the Texas Highway Department for 27 years. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ethel Hamilton; seven sons, Lois R. Hamilton, Crane, Roy E. Hamilton, Lufkin, Bob Mason, Kirbyville, Marvin Mason, Valtin Mason, Houston, Billy and Marcus Mason, both of Hemphill, five daughters, Mrs. Mildred Hines, and Mrs. Willie Owens, both of Lake Charles, Fernie Edgar, Hemphill, Mrs. Johnie Williams, Centerville, Mrs. Al Monturri, Irving; a sister, Mrs. Frankie Willett, Vidor.

Hanks, Eva D.
Eva D. Hanks, 78, of Silsbee died December 15, 1996 at her residence. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Fairdale. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. A native of Bleakwood, she lived in Silsbee many years and was a retired house supervisor for Silsbee Doctors Hospital. Survivors include husband, G.E. Hanks of Silsbee; daughters, Verba Allen of Hemphill, and Linda Callaway of Silsbee; sisters, Irene Hawthorne of Silsbee, and Mary Jane Starks of Lumberton; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Hardy, Margaret
Margaret Hardy, 74, of Kirbyville died Jan. 23 at Memorial Hermann Baptist Beaumont Hospital. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at E.E. Stringer Funeral Home in Kirbyville with burial at Kirbyville Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. today at the funeral home. A native of Greenup, Ky., she lived in Kirbyville 37 years. Survivors include her husband, Paul Hardy of Kirbyville; sons, Bill Hardy and Mark Hardy, both of Mauriceville, Mike Hardy of Houston and Ricky Hardy of Nederland; daughter, JoAnn Grimes of Huntington; brothers, Herb Robinson of Lancaster, Ohio, George Robinson and Ed Robinson, both of Circleville, Ohio, and Russ Robinson of Amanda, Ohio; sisters, Betty Coey, Nancy Chaffin and Jo Bussey, all of Kingston, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Harrell, R.A.
Driver Crushed by Load of Lumber As Truck Hits Sand Bar
NEWTON - R.A. Harrell, 21, of Newton, was killed instantly about 5:15 a.m. Tuesday eight miles from Newton on Highway 87 when a loaded lumber truck he was driving went out of control. The truck hit a sand bar and the load of lumber crushed Harrell. He was driving a truck for Robert McWhorter, Contractor, and hauling the lumber for Lutcher Moore Lumber Company of Orange. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church, with Rev. Otha Robinson of Jasper, Baptist minister, officiating, assisted by Rev. Ora Farr of Newton. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of E.E. Stringer Funeral home of Newton, Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery. Pallbearers will be J.P. Powell, Robert McWhorter, Earnest Farr, Harold Kelly, Mr. Sheffield, Joe Jean Freeman and J.W. Banks. He is survived by his wife, his parents, Rev. and Mrs. Roy Harrell, two sisters, Wanna Jean and Charletta, and his grandparents, Mrs. Flora Miller and Mr. And Mrs. Frank Harrell, all of Newton.

Harrell, Rev. Roy L.
Rev. Roy L. Harrell, 89, of Newton died December 13, 1996 at Jasper Convalescent Center. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home in Newton with burial in Newton Cemetery. Visitation will be at 8 a.m. until service today at the funeral home. A native and lifelong resident of Newton, he was a retired minister to a number of churches in East Texas. Survivors include wife, Verble A. Harrell of Newton; daughters, Wanna Isaacs and Carletta Cummings, both of Newton; stepson, Jimmie Poplin of Burkeville; stepdaughters, Shirley Warfel of Brookeland, Brenda McCormick of Trout, La., and Linda Rector of Jasper; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Harrison, George Washington
{Jan. 5, 1977}
Grassfire kills Kirbyville farmer
KIRBYVILLE – A grassfire took the life of a Kirbyville man Saturday afternoon after the brush, which he was clearing, burned out of control and caught onto his clothing. Justice of the Peace Allen Hooks pronounced George Washington Harrison, 89, dead at the scene. The fire started at his farm located two miles east of Kirbyville and was extinguished by the Texas Forest Service in Kirbyville. A native of Polk County, he had lived in Kirbyville since 1939. Survivors include his wife, Irene Stice; a daughter, Louise Bright of Kirbyville; a son, Carl Harrison of Silsbee; two sisters, Katie Jeans of Houston and Bessie Ellis of Denton; a brother, Claude Harrison of Woodville; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Harrison, Haylee Noele
Haylee Noele Harrison, 17, of Buna died Dec. 23, 2000, near Kirbyville. Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Central Baptist Church in Buna with burial at Antioch Cemetery under the direction of E.E. Stringer Funeral Home in Buna. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. today at the funeral home. A native of Orange, she lived in Buna most of her life and was an 11th grade cheerleader at Buna High School. Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Kay and Lee Odom of Buna; father and stepmother, Stacey and Gregory Harrison of Call; brother, Jordan Harrison of Buna; sister, Hope Harrison of Call; grandparents, Danny and Linda Elder of Kirbyville, David and Annette Flowers of Vidor, Dudley and Bonnie Harrison of Buna and John and Eileen Strozier of Buna; great-grandparents, Alma Hare of Vidor, Eugene Hare of Evadale, Cassie Elder of Vidor, Syble and Joe Cates of Buna and Adeline Conway of Kirbyville.

Hatchell, Jodie Leona
Jodie Leona Hatchell, 97, of Kirbyville died Sunday, September 10, 1995 at Silsbee Doctor’s Hospital. Funeral was held Tuesday, September 12 at E.E. Stringer Funeral Home in Kirbyville with burial at Kirbyville Cemetery. A native of Hyatt, she lived in Kirbyville 90 years and was a retired sales clerk. Survivors include her sister-in-law, Sugar LeBlanc of Kirbyville; nieces; and nephews.

Hale, Garland
Garland Hale, 66, of Kirbyville died Sunday, August 27, 1995 at Jasper Memorial Hospital. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Kirbyville with burial at Kirbyville Cemetery under the direction of E.E. Stringer Funeral Home in Kirbyville. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A lifelong resident of Kirbyville, he was a retired coach and teacher and former co-owner of Mixson Brothers in Kirbyville. He was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran. Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Hale of Kirbyville; son, Russell Hale of Kirbyville; daughters, Julie Berry of Woodville and Kimberly Boyd of Garland; brother, Marvin Hale of Kirbyville; sisters, Jackie Johnson of Dallas, Melba Baker of Overton, Ann Huffman of Houston and Juanita Foster of Bella Vista, Ark.; and one grandchild. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Kirbyville First United Methodist Church or the Kirbyville Christian Outreach.

Hale, Malisia V. “Lit”
{July 20, 1976}
Miss Malisia V. “Lit” Hale, 81, died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, 1976 at St Elizabeth Hospital after an illness. A native of Montgomery County, Tex., she had lived in Beaumont for 60 years and had made her home with the Earl Tew family at 3330 Dogwood in Beaumont for 30 years. Following her retirement from the White House after 40 years of service, she had retired from the Lasso Drive-In Restaurant as cashier and manager. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. today in the Kelley-Hixson Chapel with the Rev. Frank J. Kermendo, pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene, officiating. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. at the City Cemetery of Kirbyville with burial following. Surviving Miss Hale are her sister, Mrs. Ella Gunter of Kirbyville; one brother John Hale, also of Kirbyville, and numerous nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers will be Joe Gunter, Bill Gunter, Earl “Bubba” Tew Jr., James Kirby, Richard Spillman and Earl Tew, Sr.

Wilda Marie Hale
Mar 6, 2002
Wilda Marie Hale, 79, of Kirbyville died Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral mass will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2002 at Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church in Kirbyville with Father Ron Roshage officiating. Burial will be at Antioch Cemetery in Buna. A Rosary will be 7:00 p.m. Friday at E.E. Stringer Funeral Home in Kirbyville. A native of Vinton, La., she had lived in Kirbyville since 1977 and was a retired Registered Nurse at Buna Medical Center and Dr. E.M. Tan in Kirbyville. Survivors include sons, Carroll Hale and wife Mary Ann of Kirbyville, and John Hale and wife Virginia of Buna; a daughter, Cathy Weaver and husband Jerry of Buna; sisters, Dorothy Mae Wilson of Vinton, LA, Carol McConnaughhay of Sulphur, LA, Maggie Husers of Lake Charles, LA, and Onida Sandifer of Vinton, LA; twelve grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. E.E. Stringer Funeral Home P.O. Box 69 Kirbyville, TX 75956 (409)423-2221

Hall, Aubrey Vance
{July 9, 1979}
KIRBYVILLE – Funeral for Aubrey Vance Hall, 73, of Kirbyville will be at 2 p.m. today at Causey’s E.E. Stringer Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Cemetery in Buna. He died at 6:55 a.m. Monday at Mary Dickerson Memorial Hospital in Jasper after an illness. A native of Newton, he had lived in Kirbyville eight years and was a retired custodian for the Nederland Independent School District. Survivors include his wife, Berthie Fonville Hall of Kirbyville; a daughter, Edna Mae Stark of Kirbyville; a sister, Mary Gilley of Newton; a brother, Leslie E. Hall of Bleakwood, Texas and five grandchildren.

Hall, Berthie
Nov. 17, 2001
Berthie Hall, 85, of Kirbyville died Nov. 17, 2001, at Jasper Memorial Hospital. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at E.E. Stringer Funeral Home in Kirbyville with burial at Antioch Cemetery in Buna. She was a resident of Kirbyville. Survivors include her daughter, Edna Mae Stark of Kirbyville; brothers, Leroy Fonville of California and Johnny Fonville of Buna; sister, Velman Jean Wilkerson of Lufkin; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.


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