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The Silsbee Bee Obituaries -- March 19, 2008

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GILBERT BEBEE RICHARDSON IIIGILBERT BEBEE RICHARDSON III

“There are many things in life that we cannot understand, but we must trust God’s judgment and be guided by his hand.”

 

Devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend Gilbert Bebee Richardson III left his earthly home in Evadale Wednesday, March 12, 2008. 

 

Gilbert was the oldest of five children born to G.B. and Minnie Richardson on November 29, 1933 in Honey Island.  He joined the Army and on leave in February 1956 he met the love his life, Betty Britt. They were married on Halloween 1956 and were together for 50 years before her death in 2007. 

 

One of his proudest moments was his commissioning as a Special Texas Ranger in 1974.  He loved the time he spent with friends in law enforcement.  After his retirement as Chief of Security from Temple-Inland, he was best known as “Uncle Gilbert” because of his popular fish fry mix and catering company.  Many people enjoyed his fried catfish and often wrote him cards and letters.

 

Gilbert’s passion in later years was his 14 years of service on the board of directors of the Jasper Newton Electric Co-operative.  He actively represented the co-op’s interest in both Texas and Washington D.C. and spoke for deregulation before several state governments. 

 

Gilbert loved and respected his Masonic brotherhood and was a past Worshipful Master and Master Mason of Evadale Lodge #1366.  He loved his Lord, first, his wife passionately and his children and grandchildren unconditionally.

 

Gilbert was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Richardson, his parents and two brothers.  He is survived by his brother Mack Richardson and wife Ann of Pensacola, Florida and sister Nancy Ratley of Beaumont.  He is also survived by his daughters Cindy King and husband Billy of Plano and Brenda Guidry and husband Randy of Evadale, and his son Nathan Richardson and wife Laurie of Evadale.  Gilbert also left behind loving grandchildren April Tolbert, Robert Day, Christopher Day, Amanda Richardson, Julee Ferguson, Cindy Ferguson, Rikki Ferguson, Clint Richardson, Gage Marshall and Hope Richardson; one great-grandson Seth Crumpton and extended family, Rachel Guidry, Claire Lejune, Charlie Guidry and Jordan Guidry, plus a host of nieces, nephews, Masonic brothers and loving friends. 

 

The family would like to recognize the wonderful care he was given during his most recent illnesses from St. Elizabeth Hospital, and the loving caregivers who made his last days comfortable.

 

Funeral services were at 2:00 pm Sunday, March 16, 2008 at Central Baptist Church in Evadale with interment following in Antioch Cemetery in Buna.  Visitation began at 5:00 pm Friday at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee.
 

IOLA MURPHY

Iola Murphy, 84, of Lumberton, died Friday, March 14, 2008 at Village Creek Nursing Home in Lumberton. 

 

Funeral service was held Sunday, March 16 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following at Old Hardin Cemetery in Kountze. 

 

A native of Booneville, Mississippi and a longtime resident of this area, she was a retired inspector for Victor Gasket Company. 

 

Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Murphy of Lumberton; and five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 

 

DENNIS BROWN

Dennis Ray Brown, 55, of Walla Walla, Washington died January 23, 2008 at his home. 

 

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 25 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee with burial at Cunningham Cemetery also in Silsbee. 

 

He was a long time resident of Silsbee and a United States Army Vietnam War veteran.  

 

Survivors include sons, Raylon Brown of College Place, Washington and Michael Allen Brown of Buna; daughters, Tiffany Diane Brown of Minden, Louisiana, Vickie Lynn Reed of Conroe and Donna Michelle Wright of Buna. 

 

GLENN ROBINSON

Glenn Francine Fowler Robinson was born March 6, 1931 and passed away March 12, 2008 after celebrating 77 years of life and a long struggle with her failing health. Glenn graduated from Silsbee High School in 1948 and she leaves many classmates behind who will sadly miss her great attitude through all kinds of adversity. 

 

Glenn is survived by her loving daughter, Cynthia Carlson (nee Taylor) and her husband Jeff of Olympia, Washington; granddaughter Mindy Patillo (nee Irvine) of Silsbee; grandsons Troy Irvine of Lumberton, Keith Rodriguez along with Jaime and Aaron Ranft of Seguin. Glenn also leaves her beloved and caring brother, Dale Elmore and his wife Marsha of Kerrville; and five great-grandchildren. She will be joining her loving husband of over thirty years, Paul Robinson and her youngest daughter Kathleen Ranft in Heaven. Glenn was the precocious daughter of Louise and Herbert Elmore, as she was still remembered by many from her years at Elmore Insurance Agency of Silsbee. Glenn, Mom, Granny and Sis will be truly and sorely missed, but she remains loved very deeply. 

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ELLY DAWSON

Elly Camille Dawson, infant daugher of Amy (Nikki Clegg) and Gregg Dawson of Mont Belvieu, Texas died Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital in Houston. 

 

A graveside service was held Sunday, March 16 at R.S. Farmer Memorial Cemetery in Silsbee under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home. 

 

Survivors other than her parents include brother, Bryce Gregg of Mont Belvieu; grandparents, Jean and Bobby Clegg of Silsbee, Jan and Gary Warlick of St. Joseph, Louisiana and Brenda and Donald Dawson of Alsasia, Louisiana; and great-grandparents, Phyllis Stanford of Silsbee, Lena Clegg of Buna, Betty Jane and George French of Monroe, Louisiana and Cecil Clegg of Liberty. 

 

MARK MERICLE

Mark Stephen Mericle, 49, of Silsbee,  died Sunday, March 16, 2008. 

 

A memorial service was held Saturday, March 15 at Robinson Funeral Home in Silsbee. 

 

A native of Victoria, he was a carpenter by trade. 

 

Survivors include his son, Christopher Mericle of San Antonio; brother, David Mericle of Victoria; sister, Carol McFarlin of McKinney; and four grandchildren. 

 

JOE TUMLINSON SR.

Joe L. Tumlinson Sr., 85, of Lumberton, died Saturday, March 15, 2008 at his home. 

 

Funeral service was held Monday, March 17 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze with burial at Daniels Cemetery. 

 

A native of Leesville, Louisiana, he was a longtime resident of the Kountze area and worked 37 years for Amoco Oil Company as a production foreman. He was also a United States Army World War II veteran. 

 

Survivors include sons, Robert Lee Tumlinson of Cabool, Missouri and Joe Lee Tumlinson Jr. of Kountze; daughters, Charlotte Sue Calloway and husband Steve of Silsbee, Julia Dever of Kountze and Mary Bumstead and husband Mike of Lumberton; brother, Edward Herrington of Houston; and 16 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. 

 

HOWARD BROUSSARD

Howard James Broussard, 68, of Lumberton, died Thursday, March 13, 2008. 

 

Funeral service was held Monday, March 17 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Beaumont with burial following at Houston National Cemetery. 

 

A native of Port Arthur, he lived in Beaumont before moving to Lumberton, he was a corrections officer for Texas Department of Criminal Justice and worked for K-Mart in Beaumont as security manager for 19 years. He was also a United States Army Vietnam veteran. 

 

Survivors include his wife, Carol Broussard of Lumberton; sons, John Lee Fears and wife Eilene of Beaumont, Louis Dale Bland and wife Melissa of Orangefield, and Michael Broussard of Beaumont; daughters, Barbara Jean Fears of Beaumont, Glynis Elaine Borel and husband Rob of Spring, Sherrill Macomber and husband Phillip of Hillister, and Tracy Fears of Albany, New York; sister, Ada Jean Fontenot of Groves; brothers, Ronald Charles Broussard of Nederland and Tracy Eugene Broussard of Houston; and ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

 

ANITA STURROCK

Anita Eason Sturrock, 47, of Dam B, died Thursday, March 13, 2008 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. 

 

A graveside service was held Monday, March 17 at Fred Community Cemetery in Fred under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee. 

 

A native of Kountze and a longtime resident of the Fred and Silsbee area, she was a caregiver. 

 

Survivors include daughter, Amber Sturrock of Woodville; son, Nicolas Sturrock of Woodville; sisters, Kathleen Rogers of San Antonio, Charlene Smith of Burkeville, Brenda Robinett of Raywood, and Barbara Eason and Juanita Loftin, both of Dam B; brothers, John Eason and Calvin Eason, both of Fred, and Frank Eason of Spurger; and two grandchildren. 

 

JACK BOX

Jack E. Box, 79, of Lumberton, died Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.  

 

A graveside service was held Friday, March 14 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary also in Beaumont. 

 

A native of Newton, Alabama and a longtime resident of this area, he was retired from Hertz Equipment Rental. He was also a United States Navy World War II veteran. 

 

Survivors include his wife, Betty Box of Lumberton; sons, Ronnie Box and wife Nancy of O’Fallon, Missouri and Randy Box and wife Belinda of Pearland; and four grandchildren. 

 

JAMES CARRICO

James “Crow” Carrico, 59, of Round Rock, died Tuesday, March 11, 2008 in Austin. 

 

Funeral service was held Saturday, March 15 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee with burial following at R.S. Farmer Memorial Cemetery also in Silsbee. 

 

A native of Amhurst, he was a retired peace officer having served with the Kountze Police Department, Hardin County Sheriffs Department and Bevel Oaks City Marshall. He was also a United States Navy Seal during the Vietnam War. 

Survivors include his wife, Leigh Carrico of Round Rock; daughters, Crysti Nixon and husband Clint of Silsbee and Gabi Rose and husband Kevin of Buna; and five grandchildren. 

 

HARVEY CUNNINGHAM

Harvey Cunningham, 78, of Silsbee, and his wife, Joy, both died Monday, March 17, 2008 in Tyler County. 

 

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 21 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following at Fred Community Cemetery in Fred. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 20 at the funeral home. 

 

A native and lifelong resident of Silsbee, he was a retired store owner and a 33rd degree Mason. 

 

Survivors include sons, Dwain Cunningham of Spurger, Charles Dohmann of Silsbee and Earnest Dohmann of Lufkin; daughters, Pat E. Young of Vidor and Loretta Hood of Lumberton; brother, Herbert Cunningham of Silsbee; and 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. 

 

JOY CUNNINGHAM

Joy Mae Cunningham, 76, of Silsbee, and her husband, Harvey, both died Monday, March 17, 2008 in Tyler County. 

 

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 21 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee  with burial following at Fred Community Cemetery in Fred. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 20 at the funeral home. 

 

A native and lifelong resident of Silsbee, she was a retired beautician. 

 

Survivors include sons, Charles Dohmann of Silsbee, Earnest Dohmann of Lufkin and Dwain Cunningham of Spurger; daughters, Pat E. Young of Vidor and Loretta Hood of Lumberton; brothers, Earl Crawford and Harvey Crawford, both of Silsbee; sisters, Earline McKee of Fred, Nell Davis of Silsbee, Trudy Unruh of Silsbee, Edith Whitehead of Buna and Viola Jenkins of Lufkin; and 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. 

 

HERMAN SASSER

Herman Cecil Sasser, 82, of Silsbee, died Friday, March 14, 2008 at Silsbee Oaks Health Care in Silsbee. 

 

Funeral service was held Monday, March 17 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following at R.S. Farmer Memorial Cemetery also in Silsbee.  

 

A native of Laurel, Mississippi and a longtime resident of this area, he was a retired boilermaker with Texaco. He was also a United States Navy World War II veteran. 

 

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Joubert Sasser of Silsbee; sons, Paul Sasser of Rusk and Damon Sasser and wife Alma of Spring; daughter, Lisa Lamey and husband Toney of Silsbee; sister, Lavada Ruston of Laurel, Mississippi; brothers, Dean Sasser of Houma, Louisiana and Rolan Sasser of Pascagoula, Mississippi; and eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  He was preceded in death by son, Jessie Sasser. 

 

EXA BOLLING

Exa Virginia Bolling, 91, of Silsbee, died Sunday, March 16, 2008 at Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. 

 

Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, March 19) at Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Beaumont with burial following at Forest Lawn Memorial Park also in Beaumont. 

 

A native of Wirt, Oklahoma, she had lived in Lumberton 37 years before moving to Silsbee and was a licensed Ham Radio Operator. 

 

Survivors include her sons, Robert S. Bolling of  Coruna, Spain and Richard L. Bolling of Beaumont; and three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 
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