Ronny Lynn Trammell, aged 65, passed away in his home on Friday, May 29, 2020. Ronny spent his last hours surrounded by his loving wife, children, and grandchildren.
Ronny, the son of John and Mary Trammell, was born in Beaumont, Texas, on August 2, 1954. Eventually, he settled his family in Burkeville, Texas, and resided there the past 23 years.
Ronny earned his living in the refinery industry. His profession allowed him to travel widely across the U.S., especially in his role as master scheduler and planner for shutdowns. Ronny enjoyed using his travels on visits to local flea markets to grow his collection of various sports cards, knives, and old western books. Ronny often found rare collectables, while getting the chance to experience the communities of American hometowns across the nation.
Ronny also enjoyed keeping family traditions. When a shutdown was complete and his job was done, Ronny would return home and put together a family weekend full of good music, BBQ, and competitive horseshoe games. He also had a tradition of taking the family camping as much as possible. He grew that tradition even after he was diagnosed with colon cancer 7 years ago—which he fought and beat—by starting an annual "guys" camping trip. Ronny loved spending time with his wife, kids, and family, either through the traditions he started, or through spontaneous and memorable road trips, even if they were just afternoon daytrips.
Being a Marine, Ronny was always on time. His motto was: "If you're 15 minutes early, you're on time, if you're on time, you're late". If you were going somewhere with him, you never kept him waiting. If you did, he made sure you learned your lesson by laying on his horn and waking up the neighbors. He would not let off until you were in the vehicle.
He was also a generous and dependable man. Ronny would give the shirt off his back to help someone in need. He was always the one you could count on. Ronny was always first to lend his friends a hand, and always volunteered to help a friend fix or repair anything that was broken.
Ronny was, and is loved, by his family and many friends. His presence will be deeply missed. Although he did not have much time with them, Ronny especially loved to love on his grandchildren. He can rests easier knowing that “Pawpaw” left a lasting impression on their hearts. Ronny’s light will forever shine bright through the traditions he created, maintained, and so enjoyed during his lifetime.
He is survived by his loving and caring wife of 43 years, MaryEllen Trammell of Burkeville, TX; his son Ronny Trammell and wife Renee of Willis, TX; his daughter Megean Martinez and husband Steven of Jasper, TX; and daughter Sarah Trammell of Burkeville, TX. Brothers Jerry Trammell and wife Claudine of Lake Vernon, LA; Eddie Trammell and wife Debbie of Cold Springs, TX; Danny Trammell of Jasper, TX. Sister Linda Peters and husband Floyd of Burkeville, TX, and 5 grandchildren: Adalynn, Ayden and Avery Martinez, Savannah Berry, and Jonathan Trammell.
Preceding Ronny in death are his parents John and Mary Trammell, sisters Carol and Debra, and brother John Trammell.
Visitation for family and friends will be Friday, June 5, 2020 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at New life Church, 2450 US Hwy 190 West Jasper, TX 75951. Funeral will be Saturday June, 6, 2020 at 10 a.m. at New Life Church celebrated by Bro. Darwin Burks and Robby Martin. Followed by burial at Sycamore Cemetery, County Road 2110, Burkeville, TX 75932.
Serving as pallbearers are Ronny Trammell, Steven Martinez, Shane Trammell, Bradley Simmons, Buzz Berry, Gary Black, Chris "Billy" Black, and Dustin White. Reserve pallbearers: Floyd Peters Jr. And John Thomas Jordan.
Burdett Ford Pulliam of Jasper passed away on Monday, June 1, 2020 at the age of 84. He was born on December 16th, 1935 to Burdett and Elsie Ford Pulliam, in San Augustine County, Texas. He was a 1953 graduate of Newton High School. Burdett attended Stephen F. Austin State College where he received his B.B.A. degree with an accounting major in August of 1956. Upon graduation, he began his career working at Arthur Andersen & Co. and later Fed Mart Corporation while concurrently serving as an Airman First Class in the Air Force Reserve. While working in Houston, Burdett met his future wife, Barbara Sue Jones, at a Wednesday night prayer meeting at Eastwood Baptist Church. They fell in love instantly, but he teased her that he wouldn’t marry her until she weighed at least 100 pounds. After eating many cheeseburgers and fries for almost 2 years, Barbara made it to 98 pounds. The two were then married on November 21, 1959.
In 1961, Burdett was granted his certificate as a Certified Public Accountant, and he and Barbara began growing their family. In 1966, he returned to East Texas with his family and started his private CPA practice in Jasper, Texas. In 1995 Burdett and his son, Ross W. Pulliam, C.P.A., formed Pulliam & Pulliam, P.C. Certified Public Accountants, where he was a shareholder and officer until his retirement.
In addition to running his business, Burdett was passionate about serving the Jasper community through involvement in the Jasper Lions Club, The Jasper Chamber of Commerce, his church, and various local boards. He served as Deacon and Treasurer at Tanglewood Baptist Church for many years. He also served in every officer position within the Lions Club during his tenure since 1966 and was awarded the 1999 Lion of the Year Award in recognition of his dedication and service.
In his free time, Burdett loved fishing, gardening, and was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed squirrel hunting and camping on Bear Creek with his father and son. Burdett was a self-taught guitar player and loved pickin’ and grinnin’ on his Gibson Les Paul guitar. His grandkids hold fond memories of him playing his favorite songs such as Old Rattler every evening when they would go over to stay the night.
Burdett’s legacy is carried on by his wife, Barbara Sue Pulliam; daughter, Cindy Pulliam Bozeman and her husband, David; son, Ross W. Pulliam and his wife, Ann; daughter, Valerie Pulliam Hicks and her husband, Jeff; 6 grandchildren: Brittany Bozeman Durbin and her husband, Cory, Danielle Bozeman, Allan & James Pulliam, and Rachel & Caleb Hicks; and 1 great-grandson, Conner Durbin. He is also survived by his sister, Lee Ann Enos, and 2 nephews, Walter Enos & wife Traci and Brandon Enos & wife Amy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Burdett & Elsie Ford Pulliam.
A visitation with family and friends will be held at Shultz Funeral Home & Crematory in Jasper, Texas from 5 - 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3. A private graveside service will be held at Little Flock Cemetery in San Augustine County. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor Burdett’s memory may make a memorial contribution to Little Flock Cemetery Association, 561 CR 4330 Bronson, TX 75930 or to Jasper Lions Inc. at P.O. Box 415 Jasper, TX 75951.
Billy "Bubba" Minter, 38, of Jasper, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2020. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.at 364 CR 149 in Jasper.
Billy "Bubba" was born in Crockett, Texas on January 12, 1982 to Billy Wayne & Linda Sue Minter. He was a lifelong resident of Jasper and worked in the oilfield. He is survived by his wife of six years Jessica Holmes Minter of Huntington; son Billy Jack Minter II of Jasper; daughter Dixie Lynn Minter of Huntington; brother Elvis Wayne Minter of Jasper; sisters Amanda Harris & husband Doug of Jasper, Melissa Minter of Houston, and Cloria Mouton of Beaumont; and a step-dad Roger Eppler. He is preceded in death by his parents Billy Wayne & Linda Sue Minter.
Mary Berniece Clerc, 97, of Jasper passed away on Friday, May 22, 2020 at home with her family. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Shultz Funeral Home Chapel with interment at Hancock Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
A native of Stromsburg, Nebraska, she was born on April 15, 1923 to Svante & Leila Stenbeck. Moving from Denver, Colorado to Jasper in 1970, she worked at Mr. Q gas station for many years, but her most important career was being a dedicated mother and housewife. In her younger years, she was a Rosie the Riveter in California. She was a member of the Eastern Star and enjoyed to crochet, knit and paint. She also loved playing Bingo and slot machines. She was a member of Peachtree Baptist Church and loved her family. She is survived by her sons James Hejsek & wife Vickie of Security, Colorado, Clarence Clerc Jr. & wife Cheryl of Silsbee, and Allan Clerc & wife Mary Beth of Jasper; daughters Suzanne Morgan & husband Gerry of Jasper and Donna Armstrong of Jasper; 12 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Bobbie Jean Bennett Warner, 73, of Brookeland passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Shultz Funeral Home. The family will greet friends on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
Bobbie Jean was born on October 22, 1946 to Robert & Ezell Bennett in Jasper. A loving housewife, she married Durwood Warner on January 2, 1965 and raised three children and six grandchildren. A talented seamstress, she also loved her grandchildren and loved watching them play sports. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Durwood Warner of Brookeland; son Darryl Paul & wife Arelene Warner of Brookeland; daughters Kimber DeeAnn Warner of Brookeland and Marcia Warner Morgan of Kyle; a sister Darnell Bennett of Tyler; and grandchildren Kellie, Dalton, Zachary, Zane, Rachel & Abigail. Condolences can be posted at www.shultzfuneralhomeofjasper.com or on Facebook at Shultz Funeral Home & Crematory.
Betsy Rhames, 68, of Jasper passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, peacefully at home. A private Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2020. A public reception will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Shultz Funeral Home. The family would like for friends to wear green in honor of Betsy, as that was her favorite color.
Elizabeth Ann “Betsy” was born on May 17, 1951in Beaumont. She grew up in Beaumont and was a member of the French High School Buffalo Belles Drill Team, where she served as lieutenant. She graduated from French High School in 1969. At the age of 15 at a basketball game, she met a young man who would become her husband of 49 years. Betsy and Robert were married in Beaumont on May 16, 1971. An avid shopper, she loved a good sale, resale shops and getting Amazon packages. She also loved the color green, magnolia blooms, and lemon desserts. She had four grandchildren, who lovingly called her Bets, whom she was very proud and loved to brag. She loved watching them do what they loved, Haley playing softball, Maggy and Miley dancing on the football field or at recitals, and Blake baking goodies. She was a teacher and director of First Baptist Day School for over 30 years. She taught and influenced many over the years until her retirement in 2017. Her retired years were spent with Robert in Houston. She enjoyed being in Houston during the week and Jasper on the weekends. She is survived by her husband Robert Rhames; daughters Stacy Shultz & husband David, Mandy Seybold & husband John; mother Betty Hamilton; grandchildren Haley, Maggy, Blake, and Miley; a sister Lynne Rivera & husband Reggie; dear friends, Sharon, Becca, Katelyn, Seth; and her “Ya Ya’s”, her high school friends; as well as nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to First United Methodist Church, 329 N. Bowie St., Jasper, Texas 75951 or go to www.fumcjasper.org, click giving and memorials please put Betsy Rhames.
Robert "Bobby" Kines, 55, of Newton passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2020. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the Newton First United Pentecostal Church. The family will greet friends from 12:30 p.m. until service time.
Bobby was born on October 11, 1964 to Billy & Linda Kines in Jasper, Texas. He was a long-time resident of Newton and was a member of the Newton First United Pentecostal Church. On June 3, 2005 he married his wife Marsha in Ragley, Louisiana. He worked as an equipment manager for Trinity Industrial Services. He is survived by his wife Marsha Kines of Newton; mother Linda Bishop of Stringtown; son Brandon & wife Hannah Kines of the Woodlands; daughters Heather Kines of Houston, Stephanie & husband Bret Childs of Kirbyville, Harley & husband Donovan Watson of Silsbee, and Daphene Kines of Burkeville; sisters Myleika & husband Chad Henson of Stringtown and Tara & husband Todd Hall of Stringtown; as well as grandchildren Layla, Lillie, Liam, Lexi, Savanna, Glynn & Jake.
Alton Mitchell, 80, of Jasper passed away on Monday, March 30, 2020. Private services were held. A native of Bronson, he was born on February 29, 1940 to Alton & Mavis Mitchell. He lived in Kirbyville until 1990, when he moved to Jasper. He worked for Southern Pacific Railroad, where he worked as a dispatcher. He also served his country in the United States Marines, where he served for ten years and served two tours in Vietnam. He is preceded in death by his parents, Alton & Mavis Mitchell, his wife Mary Mitchell, a sister Geraldine Hiatt, and brothers Billy Mitchell & Pete Mitchell. He is survived by his sons David Allen Mitchell of Churchview, Virginia and John "Bubba" Mitchell of Bronson; daughters Debra Joyce Wolf of Hampshire, Dewayna Lee Jacks of Vidor, Rachell Darlene Mitchell of Buna, and Joann Mitchell of Port Arthur; brother Sammy Mitchell of Vidor; a step-daughter Lana Castleman of Hemphill; as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
James Rodney "Rocky" Johnson, 46, of Jasper passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 in Jasper. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Huff Creek Cemetery on Saturday, April 4, 2020.
A native and lifelong resident of Jasper, he was born on December 31, 1973 to Elijah Johnson, Sr. & Betty Hafford Johnson. He was a member of the Jasper High School graduating class of 1993 and was employed with TLC Cleaners. He is survived by his sons James Johnson Jr. & Jacob Johnson of Diboll, Zacheri James Johnson & Zacheus James Johnson of Newton, and Zarriun Kenebrew of Newton; a special friend Alicia Kenebrew of Newton; a daughter Ebony Robinson of Buna; brothers Marvin Hafford & wife Ana of Salt Lake City, Utah and Darryl Johnson & wife Krystal of Wharton; sisters Darcella Armstrong of Vinton, Louisiana, Juanita Johnson of Fort Worth, and Lisa Johnson of Jasper; as well as a host of nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Elijah Johnson Sr. and Betty Johnson and brother Elijah Johnson Jr. (Pookey)
Jackie Jordan, 85, of San Augustine, Texas passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020. A native of San Angelo, she was a resident of Newton and had resided in San Augustine since 2007. She was born on February 1, 1935 to Ray & Bennie Ellis and was married to Robert "Bob" Jordan until his passing in 2015. She is survived by her sons Darrell Alston of Las Vegas, Nevada, Shannon Jordan of Kirbyville, & Buck Jordan of Houston; daughters "Maggie" Margaret Gibson of San Augustine, Rhonda Breaux of Kirbyville, * Brenda Smothers of Silsbee; grandchildren Ethan Howell, Payton Breaux, Jacob Jordan, Chris Kartous, & Buck Jordan Jr. The family will have a private Celebration of Life service at a later date.
Leon "Chief" Luttrell, 77 of Jasper passed away on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at his home in Jasper. The family will greet friends on Friday, March 20, 2020 from12:30 PM - 1:00 PM at Shultz Funeral Home in Jasper with a Celebration of Life service to follow at 1:00 PM.
Leon was born on July 27, 1942 in Iuka, Illinois to Douglas & Opal Luttrell. A member of Jasper County Cowboy Church, Patriot Guard, NRA and a previous member of Beaumont Harley Davidson Motorcycle Club. He was a certified gunsmith and retired from Equistar Chemical in Port Arthur, TX. He was also an avid hunter and had a passion for motorcycles. In April 1998 he married the love of his life Melody Jo Massey in Fannett, TX. He is preceded in death by his parents Douglas & Opal Luttrell; as well as a son Richard Luttrell Sr. Survivors include his wife of 21 years Melody Luttrell of Jasper, TX; a daughter Sally Denise Luttrell of Crofton, MD; step daughters Jamie Ryder Morain of Jasper, TX and Becky Matthews & husband Glenn of Center, TX; brothers Bill Luttrell of Salem, IL and DeWitt Luttrell of North Pole, AK; sisters Mirrium Graetz of Fairbanks, AK and Deanna Phelps of Salem, IL; grandchildren Sarah Hinds of Crofton, MD, Richard W. Luttrell III of Port Arthur, TX, Luke Matthews of Center, TX, Daniel Matthews of Center, TX, Rex Hall Jr. of Silsbee, TX and Mary Whitt of Lumberton, TX; as well as numerous great grandchildren.
Virgil Nolan "Bug" Hill Jr., 66, a 35 year resident of Town Bluff community, peacefully passed from this life on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Shady Acres Nursing Home in Newton, TX. The family will greet friends on Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM with a Celebration of Life service to follow at 6:00 PM at Shultz Funeral Home in Jasper. In Lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the Nolan Hill Jr. Memorial Fund at Shultz Funeral Home 1900 S. Wheeler St. Jasper, TX 75951.
Nolan was born on December 16, 1953 to Virgil Nolan Hill Sr. and Nancy Louise Pace in Brownwood, TX. Nolan was a hard worker all of his life. He started out at Fort Polk as a member of the U.S. Army. He went on to become a Class A machinist with Otis Engineering, a car salesman and mechanic, Tug boat operator/laborer, Truck driver and a great Carpenter. His career as a carpenter led him to know many lives who know him today. He had many hobbies he loved doing which included: arrowhead hunting, bowling, achieved Red Belt in Taekwondo, hunting and most of all fishing. He was on the Otis Bass Club and won numerous fishing awards and competitions. If you weren't catching fish, he probably was! He loved trot-lining, crappie and bass fishing and most recently became a "salty" for trout, flounder and red fish. Within the last 3 years Nolan gave his life to GOD. Nolan's final days of attendance at New Life Church were filled with expressive worship, like he had never known. He was Baptized in Jesus Name on March 31st, 2019 and filled with the Holy Ghost on May 5th, 2019. Preceded in death by his parents Virgil Hill Sr. and Nancy Pace; as well as a brother Danny Hill. Survivors include two sons Nolan Hill III & wife Jennifer of Jasper, TX and Nathaniel Hill & wife Kaytlyn of Lufkin, TX; a daughter Melinda Dodson & husband Chris of League City, TX; two sisters Candy Dodson of Wylie, TX and Tammy Hill of Holly Springs, TX; as well as grandchildren Natalie, Leigha, Ryder, Andrew & Nicole.
Robert Sanders, 71, of Kirbyville, Texas passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2020 in Silsbee. The family will greet friends on Friday, February 28, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Shultz Funeral Home with Celebration of Life Service to follow at 5:00 PM. In Lieu of Flowers please make donation In Memory of Robert Sanders to St. Jude Children Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.
Robert was born on April 11, 1948 in Painesville, Ohio to Clifford and Mary Sanders. Served in the Vietnam in the U.S. Army. He spent his life as a Technician for World Wide Mobile Homes. On May 17, 2002 he married the love of his life Clara Fae McLeod. Precede in death by his parents Clifford and Mary Sanders. Survivors include his wife of 18 years Clara McLeod Sanders of Kirbyville, TX; sons Bobby Sanders of Ohio, Mark Sanders of Indiana, Clifford Sanders of Ohio, Frank Futral of New York and Jeff Futral of Texas; daughters Danelle Stoddard of Ohio, Beth Ann Magda of Ohio and April Tabarsi of Texas; brothers Mikey Sanders of Ohio and Ricky Sanders of Ohio; sisters Bertha Girdler of Ohio and Ruthie Leasure of Ohio; as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
1934 - 2020
Faye Jones, 85, of Jasper passed away on Monday, March 16, 2020 at Woodville Health & Rehab Center in Woodville. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Jasper Church of Christ in Jasper with Reception to follow at the Christian Service Center. The family will greet friends on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Shultz Funeral Home in Jasper.
Faye was born on September 03, 1934 to Cordie & Lon Boyett in Temple Springs in Jasper County, Texas. A longtime resident of Silsbee, Beaumont and Jasper. From 1977 - 1996 she was an Assistant Cashier for 1st State Bank in Jasper. Preceded in death by her parents Cordie & Lon Boyett, husband Thomas Fred Jones, Daughter Linda Ellis Bryant and son Robert "Bobby" Ellis. Survivors include sisters Phoebe Irvine & Roy of Athens, TX and Edith Bryan of Jasper, TX; grandchildren Kellie Mabry & husband Michael of Woodville, TX and Robert Ellis of Lufkin, TX; as well as great grandchildren Alanna, Leeland & Karlie McIntyre of Woodville, TX, Kolton & Kahne Mabry of Fairfield, TX and Tucker Dane & Kadon Eli Ellis of Lufkin, TX.
1986 - 2020
Llacee McDaniel, 33, of Newton passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020 in Newton at her residence. The family will greet friends on Thursday, March 19, 2020 from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM with a Celebration of Life service to follow at 6:30 PM at Shultz Funeral Home in Jasper.
Llacee was born on October 08, 1986 to Linda & Walter McDaniel in Cleveland, TX. Preceded in death by her father Walter McDaniel. Survivors include a mother Linda McDaniel of Jasper, TX; a fiance Luis Vera if Queens, NY; a son Easton Lee McDaniel of Jasper, TX; two half brothers Kelley Wayne Ellis of Texas City, TX and Kevin Quinton Ellis of Texas City, TX; a sister Belinda McGraw & husband Steve of Jasper, TX ; as well as a half sister Cynthia Bolf & husband James of Ledbetter, TX.
1946 - 2020
Maria Isidra "Sheila" Lozoya, 73, of Longview, TX passed away on Friday, March 27, 2020 in Tyler, TX. Private services were held.
A native of Mexico and longtime resident of Jasper, TX. Sheila was born on May 24, 1946 in Atascaderos, Chihuahua, Mexico to Guadalupe Rodriquez and Abelina Herrera. A familiar face at Due's and Golden Corral. She is preceded in death by her parents Guadalupe Rodriquez and Abelina Herrera. Sheila is survived by her husband Efrain Lozoya of Mexico; a son Ruben Lozoya and wife Carol of Beaumont, TX; daughters Maribel Lozoya and husband Hector Medrano of Smithville, TX, Zoila Ivette Lozoya of Tyler, TX and Rosa Velia and husband Juan Zavala of Longview, TX; brothers Geronimo Rodriquez, Guillermo Rodriquez and Matilde Rodriquez; a sister Jenoveva Rodriquez; a nephew Maro Rodriquez; a niece Rosa Rodriquez; grandchildren Alex, Nicholas, Brianna, Benjamin, Lissette, Joshua, Karisma, Joel, Jonathan, Luke, Jake, Holly and Jose Navarro; as well as great grandchildren Jaxon and Audrey.
1927 - 2020
Ruby Athalene Merritt Boykin, 93, of Jasper passed away on Monday, March 30, 2020 in Jasper. Due to the current outbreak of COVID -19 and the safety of others , private services were held at Boykin Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Boykin Cemetery Maintenance Fund at 304 Westwood Jasper, Texas 75951.
Ruby was born on January 31, 1927 to Margaret & F.P. Merritt in Plum Ridge, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents Margaret & F.P. Merritt; husband George W. Boykin; a son Joe Boykin; as well as a granddaughter Wendy Zumwalt. She is survived by her sons Frank Boykin and Tommy Boykin & wife Alice of Jasper; daughters Linda Sharry of Atlanta, TX and Sharon Atkins of Jasper, TX; daughter in law Sherry Boykin of Jasper, TX; 14 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; as well as numerous great great grandchildren.
1959 - 2020
Michael Todd, 60, of Jasper passed away on Monday, April 6, 2020 at Christus Jasper Memorial Hospital in Jasper. Private services will be held at a later date.
Michael was born on May 09, 1959 to Corene & James Todd. A native of Houston, TX and former resident of Hemphill,, TX. He spent his life as a Millwright at Temple Inland in Pineland, TX. On December 24, 1994 in San Augustine, TX he married the love of his life Bonita Jo Burns. He is preceded in death by his parents Corene & James Todd. Survivors include his wife of 25 years Bonita Todd of Jasper, TX; four sons Billy Todd & wife Brandy of Mason, TX, Michael Todd Jr. & wife Leslie of Winnie, TX, Jared Todd & wife Carissa of Beaumont, TX and Brendyn Todd & wife Emily of Nacogdoches, TX; one daughter Julie Todd of Nacogdoches, TX; two brothers Frank Todd of Hemphill, TX and Clifton Todd of Buna, TX; as well as numerous grandchildren.
Donna Hancock, 72, of Jasper passed away on January 2, 2020 in Jasper. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church with interment to follow at Little Hope Cemetery. The family will greet friends on Sunday afternoon from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Shultz Funeral Home in Jasper.
Donna was born to Margie Ruth Wilson Hancock and Doyle Dean Hancock in the Beech Grove community, a few miles west of Jasper, Texas. She was raised in the old Wilson family house by her parents, great aunts Minnie Wilson, Missouri Wilson and great uncle Leon Wilson. She grew up with her older brother Lee Everette and younger sister Mae Ella enjoying the benefits of a rural upbringing with the security of a sizeable extended family. Donna attended Beech Grove Elementary School and Jasper High School. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, knitting, and her soap operas "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "The Young & the Restless". Donna worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone in Beaumont and Silsbee for 25 years. After retirement, she relocated back to Jasper and enjoyed many years with her son Wynn, sister Mae Ella, her relatives and many childhood friends. She especially became close with her grandchildren Hannah, Noah and Josh. Donna was known for her generosity, her selflessness and the genuine nature she always exuded. Her wit, her laugh and her passion for life were always present. Donna was especially blessed to have a lifelong sibling bond with Mae and Lee. Her son Wynn, wife Ashley and granddaughter Hannah provided great comfort to her through her last years.
She is survived by her son Wynn Martindale & wife Ashley of Jasper; brother Lee Everette & wife Susan of Houston; sister Mae Swearingen & husband Marvin of Jasper and three grandchildren Hannah, Noah & Josh. She was preceded in death by her sons Will Martindale and infant son Warren Clint Martindale. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be mad to Hillcrest Baptist Church, 3196 US Hwy 190, Jasper, Texas 75951 or to the American Cancer Society, 1640 N Major Dr Suite 101, Beaumont, TX 7771
Ronnie Sandrock, 72, of Brookeland passed away on Thursday, December 19, 2019 in Jasper. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Shultz Funeral Home in Jasper with a private interment in Kirbyville Cemetery. The family will greet friends on Sunday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service.
Ronnie was born on May 1, 1947 in Germany and grew up and attended school there, he moved to the United States as a teenager and was a resident of Brookeland for over 30 years. He worked and retired as a Conductor for Southern Pacific Railroad. He loved hunting, fishing, Harley Davidson motorcycles, fast boats and classic rock and roll. He is survived by his wife of twenty-nine years Sherrie Sandrock of Brookeland; sons Allen (Tra) Y'Barbo & wife Sheila of Jasper, Shon Y'Barbo & wife Paige of Pensacola, Florida; and grandchildren Keleigh Dunman & husband Dalton of Jasper and Brayton Y'Barbo of Jasper.
Sue McLeod, 77, of Jasper passed away on Sunday, December 22, 2019 in Beaumont, Texas. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, December 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church with interment to follow at West Oaks Cemetery. The family will greet friends on Thursday, December 26, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Shultz Funeral Home in Jasper.
A native of Tyler County, Sue was born on October 23, 2019 to William & Bitha Lewis. Sue loved yellow roses, bingo, slot machines and her family. She is survived by her husband Max McLeod of Jasper; son Jerry Owens & wife Mary Lou of Jasper; daughter Penny Walker & husband Marcus of Jasper; brothers Edgar Lewis & John Lewis of Jasper and sisters Treba Bonner of Brazoria, Texas and Jesse Bohler of Hearne, Texas; grandchildren Josh , Jessica, Misty & Jerry Jr. ; and great grandchildren JuJu, Alistair, Ethan, Elizabeth, William, Zoey, Karsyn, Kylynn, Dakota & Audrie.
J.D. Morgan, 100, of Kirbyville passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at his home in Kirbyville. A Graveside service will be held on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Magnolia Springs Cemetery in Magnolia Springs. The family will greet friends on Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM at Shultz Funeral Home in Jasper. In lieu of flowers please make donations to your Charity of Choice.
J.D. was born on December 03, 1919 to William Hance Morgan and Lucy Dove Smith in Jasper. He was an owner / operator of Morgan's Hardware & Grocery from 1960 - 1980's. Preceded in death by his parents William & Lucy Morgan; wife Lavina Juanita Miller Morgan; brothers Robert Lee Morgan and Clyde Morgan; as well as daughter in law Wanda Jean Morgan. Survivors include his son Joe Morgan of Kirbyville, TX; grandson David Morgan & wife Amanda of Kirbyville, TX; as well as great grandson Ayden of Kirbyville, TX.
William "Bill" Lawrence Jr., 52, native of Bridgeport, CT, resident of Jasper since 1990 coming from Stratford, CT passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at St. Luke's Hospital in Houston, TX . A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 11:00 AM at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Jasper . Interment to follow at West Oaks Cemetery. Reception to follow interment at St. Michael's Parish Hall. The family will greet friends on Friday, January 24, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Shultz Funeral Home in Jasper with a Rosary service to follow at 8:00 PM.
Bill was born on July10, 1967 to William Richard Lawrence Sr. and Regina Marie Santini Lawrence . He spent his life as a Truck Driver , he had a passion for Peterbilt trucks. On February 15, 1992 he married the love of his life Dallas Eldon Whaley Calhoun. A member of Angelina River Volunteer Fire Department for over 20 years, his time in the department he served as a Fire Fighter, Fire Chief and Assistant Chief. Bill loved serving his community, playing his guitar, cooking, and spending time with his family. Survivors include his wife of 27 years Dallas Lawrence of Jasper, TX; his parents William & Regina Lawrence Sr. of Jasper, TX; three sons Casey Holden Lawrence, William Richard Lawrence III "Billy" and Jason Michael Calhoun all of Jasper, TX; a sister Christina Ann Smith & husband Dustin Michael of Quanah, TX; a niece Catherine Smith of Quanah, TX; nephew Vance Smith of Quanah, TX ; grandson Brett Michael Calhoun Primrose of Jasper, TX; as well as a host of family and friends.
1952 - 2020
John Jorgensen, 67, resident of Jasper since 2008, coming from Kansas passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at MD Anderson in Houston. Private services were held.
John was born on December 31, 1952 in Port Arthur, TX to Morris John Jorgensen Jr. and Sybil Marie Ralph. He spent his life as a Nurse since 1976. Since 2016 he served as a Texas State Guard. A Master Mason at the Masonic Lodge # 151 where he obtained rank as Scottish Duke and York, Royal Order of Scotland, International Board of DeMolay as well as Sons of the Republic. On July 04, 2004 he married Patricia Milam in Kansas City, KS. Survivors include his wife Patricia "Pat" Jorgensen of Jasper, TX; daughters Michelle Glenn of Jasper, TX and Rachel Asbury of Kansas; grandchildren Destynee Glenn, Andras Jonathan Glenn and Chloe Asbury; as well as great grandchildren Aurora Skie and Andrarius Sage.
1925 - 2020
Irene Buell-Ray, 94, resident of Jasper since 2016, coming from Texas City passed way on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at her residence in Jasper. Private services were held.
Irene was born on March 31, 1925 in Sweetwater, TX to Roy Finley and Birdie Lee Glasco. Survivors include her daughters Roberta Lorene Duckworth of Jasper, TX and Ann DeLeon of Cleveland, TX; as well as a grandson Christopher Brewer of California.
1982 - 2020
Jarrett "Coop" Cooper, 37, of Erin passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2020 in Jasper. The family will greet friends on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 7:00PM at Shultz Funeral Home in Jasper. Private Services will be held at a later date.
A lifelong native of Jasper, Texas. Coop was born on November 15, 1982 to John Cooper and Jencie Oliver. Coop spent his life as a Lead Field Tech Mechanic at Estis Compression. On December 31, 1999 Coop married the love of his life his "Blondy" Deaun Jennett Conn. Coop had a love and passion for the outdoors, hunting, fishing, boating, camping, grilling, and just spending time with the people he loved, his family and friends. Coop is survived by his father John Cooper of Erin, TX; his mother Jencie Cooper of Jasper, TX; his wife of 20 years Deaun Cooper of Erin, TX; a son Derek Cooper of Erin, TX; three daughters Lilly Cooper, Jilly Cooper and Allie Cooper all of Erin, TX; a brother Joey Cooper & wife Heather of Jasper, TX; a sister Jennifer Youngblood & husband Dale of Bennington, Kentucky; as well a host of friends and family who he loved dearly. .
1971 - 2020
Casey Ham, 48 of Jasper passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at her home in Jasper. The family will greet friends on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from 4:00PM to 5:00PM with A Celebration of Life service to follow at 5:00PM at Shultz Funeral Home in Jasper.
A lifelong native of Jasper, TX. Casey way born on April 26, 1971 to Joseph Glenn Ham and Sandra Joyce Durdin. She was the former owner and operator of Showtime Videos and a longtime EMT and currently employed with Allegiance Mobile Health. She loved playing GO Fish with the grandchildren. Casey is preceded in death by her grandfather Raymond "PawPaw" Durdin; her parents Joe and
Sandra Ham; as well as a brother Joey Ham. Survivors include a daughter Melissa Bartlett of Bon Wier, TX; as well as 3 grandchildren Lexi, Matthew and Arlin.
1980 - 2020
Gerrit Giles, 39, native of Houston, resident of Call coming from Pasadena passed away on Sunday, February 09, 2020 in Village Mills, TX. The family will greet friends on Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 4:00PM - 5:00PM at Shultz Funeral Home in Jasper with a Celebration of Life Service to follow at 5:00PM.
Gerrit was born on May 20, 1980 to Gary & Linda Giles. He spent his life as a Truck Driver , currently employed through Basil Oilfield Service in Saratoga, TX. On December 06, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada he married the love of his life Mindy Myers. Gerrit is preceded in death by his father Gary Giles. Survivors include his wife of 16 years Mindy Giles of Call, TX; his mother Linda Giles of the Dallas Area, TX; three sons Anthony Gray & wife Erica of Hubert, N.C., Dylan Jones of Orlando, FL and Nathan Giles of Call, TX; two daughters Katherine Calkins & husband Kelly of Honolulu, HI and Shirley Davis & husband Cody of Leesville, LA; a brother Sean Mollett & wife Laura of Pearland, TX; a sister Angela Mollett of Texas; as well as four grandchildren William, Audrey, Jasper and Conner.
1928 - 2020
Frances Liles, 91, native and lifelong resident of Baytown passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020 in Jasper. The family will greet friends on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 10:00AM to 11:00AM at Fisher Road Baptist Church in Baytown with a Celebration of Life service to follow at 11:00AM. Private Interment at White Cemetery in Highlands, TX.
Frances was born on March 19, 1928 to Francis and Alberta Kimball. A longtime employee for Budweiser and Schlitz. On November 19, 1948 she married the love of her life Albert Russell Liles. A mother of four children. She is preceded in death by her husband Russell Liles; a son Donald Ray, a daughter Karen Sue as well as a grandchild Kristofer Jon. Survivors include her sons William Liles of Jasper, TX and David Liles of Baytown, TX as well as 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
1965 - 2020
Daniel W. Olexy, 54, of Wiergate, TX passed away at his residence on Thursday, February 13, 2020. Private services were held.
Daniel was born on November 24, 1965 in Houston, TX to Albin & Nancy Olexy. From 1986 - 1991 he served in the U.S. Air Force. On October 01, 1988 he married the love of his life Karen Lynn Connors. He spent his life working as a Welding Inspector. Survivors include his father Albin Olexy & wife Betty of West Columbia, TX; his mother Nancy Fulgium of Livingston, TX; his wife of 31 years Karen Olexy of Wiergate, TX; beloved dog Pin; a sister Cheryl Davis & husband Mike of Livingston, TX; a brother Michael Olexy & wife Cheyenne of Livingston, TX; a niece Heather Melton & husband Eric Chapa; nephews Joshua Melton & wife Jessica, Foster Foresman, Walton Olexy; great nephews Landon Morris and Gnarly Chapa; as well as a great niece Emily Chapa.
1954 - 2020
Deborah Arlene Kirby Lee, 65, of Newton passed away on Friday, January 03, 2020 in Newton, TX. The family will greet friends on Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Shultz Funeral Home in Jasper, TX with a Celebration of Life service to follow at 7:00 p.m.
Deborah was born on February 04 , 1954 in San Augustine, TX to Ima & Charles Kirby. Deborah loved to travel, spend time at the beach, she loved reading and drawing and loved her puppy Sugar Baby. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her son Bryan Jones of Columbus, OH; three daughters Amanda Williams & husband Dustin of Jasper, TX, Brittainy Lee & husband Doug of Wichita, KS and Brooke Lee of Wichita, KS; a sister Alta Gail Kirby Hale of Carlisle, TX; as well as seven grandchildren Alana, Trenton, Colby, Landen, Hunter, Easton and Alessa Grace.
1955 - 2019
Abel "Tito" Vargas, 64, of Jasper passed away on Monday, December 02, 2019 at CHI St. Luke's in Houston. A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, December 06, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Michael's Church in Jasper. The family will greet friends on Thursday, December 05, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Shultz Funeral Home in Jasper.
Native of Mexico, former resident of Chicago, resided in Kirbyville for 7 years , has been a Jasper resident since 1983. Born on March 21, 1955. He was an owner /operator of Abel's Auto Detailing. Abel was preceded in death by his parents Mauricio & Eluteria Vargas, sibling Juventino Vargas; children Jesus & Sofia Vargas and grandson Ruben Vargas. Survivors include his wife Maria "Tita" Vargas of Jasper, TX; two sons Ruben Vargas & wife Mayra of Jasper, TX and Roger Vargas and wife Paloma Martinez of Jasper, TX; three daughters Eva Navarro & husband Jesus of Santa Rosa, Mexico, Juana Gonzalez & husband Carlos of Jasper, TX and Sofia Gonzalez & husband Miguel of Jasper, TX; three brothers Antonio Vargas & wife Venancia of Mexico, Rosendo Vargas of Fresco, CA and Jose Luis Vargas of California; two sisters Antonia Bautista & husband Pedro of Mexico and Yolanda Vargas of Mexico; as well as 17 grandchildren Graciela, Marc, Ruben Jr,. Esteban Abel, Giselle, Alex, Diana, Israel, Lupe, Adriana, Luis, Jesus, Carlos, Brenda, Miguel, Ivan and Ariana.
08/19/1924 - 12/04/2019
Clarence Grady Holton was born in Merryville, LA. on the family farm August 19, 1924 to Cordie Coward and J.C. Holton but grew up in Jasper. He was married for 75 years to Gordon Elizabeth Holton (1942-2017). His children are Terry (Debby) Holton, Jacksonville, TX, Glenda (Bob) Flickner, Garland, TX, Beth (John) Griner, Ocala, FL., and Mark (Lisa) Holton, League City, TX. Eight grandchildren, Chris (Sandra) Holton, Russ (Rae Lynn) Holton, David Rodenberg, Rhonda (Jeremy) Gant, Joy (Chad) Chmelar, Melanie (Alex) Williams, Melissa Griner, and Brandy (David) Spear and step grand-daughters Brooke Lamb, Lindsay (Sam) Morrissey, and step grand-son Blake (Mary) Flickner and 25 great-grandchildren. His sister was, Gladys (Robert) Windham and his two nephews are Ron (Dorothy) and Jim (Sally) Windham. Grady served during WW II in the U.S. Navy as a gunner’s mate on the S.S. Carl Schurz and the S.S. Kit Carson in the South Pacific, and on the S.S. Czechoslovakia Victory making trips to Adak and Attu off the coast of Alaska. In 1952, he left the employment of the Gulf Refinery in Pt. Arthur to become owner/operator of Holton’s Service Station and Garage later known as Grady’s Tackle. He served the public for over 65 years as an honest, hard-working businessman and employer, a friend and listening ear to many loyal customers. He was a fisher of fish, as well as, a fisher of men, a man of God, a follower of Jesus Christ, a prayer warrior, a lover of God’s Word, and a long-time member of Gideon’s International known for distributing God’s Word. After becoming a Christian in 1971, at a Billy Graham Crusade in Dallas, TX. Grady’s life passion was to share God’s Word by giving New Testaments to people he encountered everywhere he went. His desire was for everyone to understand the Gospel, see their need for a Savior and have an opportunity to trust Christ for salvation and eternal life. The Bible says to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. On December 4, 2019, Grady heard those words all believers long to hear, “well done thy good and faithful servant”. Along with family and friends, former customers, and those who may have personally received a Gideon New Testament, or a kind and encouraging word from Grady, you are invited to attend a memorial service to be held at First Baptist Church of Jasper on Monday, December 9 at 11AM with visitation at 10AM. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Shultz Funeral Home of Jasper.
1969 - 2019
Ellis Arthur Jr., 50, of Plum Ridge passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Christus Jasper Memorial Hospital in Jasper. The family will greet friends on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 6:00 p.m. at Shultz Funeral Home in Jasper. On Saturday, December 7, 2019 the family will greet friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. with a Celebration of Life service to follow at 2:00 p.m. at Oak Grove Tabernacle in Orange.
A native of Orange, TX, resident of Mauriceville, TX for many years. Ellis was born on April 15, 1969 to Frank Ellis Arthur Sr. & Francine Marie Hudnall. He spent his life as a Fabricator at American Airboats. Survivors include his wife Malissa Waterbury Arthur of Plum Ridge, TX; his mother Francine Todd & husband Clifton of Plum Ridge, TX; five sons Colby Lee Breaux of Vidor, TX, Kyle Waterbury of Plum Ridge, TX, Justin Waterbury of Hobbs, NM, Trey Arthur of Plum Ridge, TX and Jayson Waterbury of Hobbs, NM; a daughter Lindsey Arthur of Mauriceville, TX; a brother Clint Arthur & wife Sarah of Bastrop, TX; as well as a sister Celest Rouse & husband Steve of Jasper, TX.
1960 - 2019
James Allen Clark Jr., 59, of Jasper passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2019 in Spurger. The family will greet friends on Friday, November 29, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Shultz Funeral Home in Jasper with a Celebration of Life service to follow at 2;00 p.m. Interment to follow at Zion Hill Cemetery in Jasper.
James was born on October 28, 1960 to Alice & James Allen Clark Sr. in Jasper, TX. He spent his life as a Truck Driver. Survivors include his son Jesse Clark of Jasper, TX; daughter Shauna Robbins of Wiergate, TX; brothers Randall Clark & wife Shaona of Buna, TX and Albert Clark & wife Katrina of Jasper, TX; sisters Mary Jane McCoy& husband Roddy of Jasper, TX and Leslie Mendoza Clark of Bridge City, TX; as well as 6 grandchildren.
1969 - 2019
Brenda Lea Hart, 50, of Jasper passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at her residence in Jasper. A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at New Beginnings Praise & Worship in Colmesneil.
Brenda was born on November 10, 1969 to Melba & Leroy Chidester in Beaumont, TX. Preceded in death by her parents Melba & Leroy Chidester. Survivors include her husband Donald Parker Hart of Jasper, TX; two sons Lee Hart of Austin, TX and Logan Hart & Jenna Perkins of Jasper, TX; four daughters Misty Hart , Haley Hart & Stephanie Hart all of Arizona and Ruby Hart of Jasper, TX; as well as 7 grandchildren.
1931 - 2019
Willodean Moye, 88, of Jasper passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Harbour Hospice in Beaumont. The family will greet friends on Monday, November 25, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. with a Celebration of Life service to follow at 10:00 a.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Jasper. Interment to follow at West Oaks Cemetery in Jasper.
Willodean was born on October 08, 1931 to Effie & Olen Herring in New Hope, Mississippi. Survivors include her sons Grant Moye & wife Terri of Sour Lake, TX and Brad Moye of Lake Charles, LA: 7 grandchildren Cory, Wesley, Blake, Hope, Dustin, Christopher and Meagan; as well as 22 great grandchildren.
1948 - 2019
David Lentz, 71, of Kirbyville passed away on Monday, October 21, 2019 at Christus St. Elizabeth in Beaumont. A Celebration of David's life will be held Saturday, November 09, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Union Missionary Baptist Church in Newton.
David was born on September 29, 1948 to A.N. Lentz & Clara Jordan in Plymouth, North Carolina. From 1967 - 1972 he served in the U.S. Navy. April 29, 1991 he married the love of his life Wanda Ruth Griner. Preceded in death by his parents A.N. & Clara Lentz; a son Tony Lentz; as well as a sister Susan Shappley. Survivors include his wife of 28 years Wanda "Maw Maw" Lentz of Kirbyville, TX; five sons Jon Lentz & wife Leah of Natchitoches, LA, Mark Lentz & wife Courtney of Lafayette, LA, Marc Westbrook & wife Michelle of Newton, TX, Jamie Westbrook & wife Kim of Hemphill, TX and Andrew Westbrook & wife Cara of Hemphill, TX; a daughter Stacy Carnline & husband Larry of Erin, TX; as well as 17 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
1981 - 2019
Glenn Blank, 38, of Jasper passed away on Monday, November 11, 2019 in Lumberton, TX. A Celebration of Life service will be held Friday, November 15, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Jasper. Interment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Jasper. The family will greet friends on Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Shultz Funeral Home in Jasper. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Cancer Society In Memory of Glenn Blank P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, Ok 73123
Glenn was born on June 06, 1981 to Katherine Kelemen & Glenn Craig Blank Sr. in Jennings, Louisiana. He spent his life helping and caring for others from volunteering at Jasper Volunteer Fire Department to a Director of Operations Paramedic at Stat Care EMS then there after a Sheriff Deputy at Jasper County Sheriff's Office where he served 7 years as Chief Deputy. A member of Treasure of Chief Deputy Association, TX Federal Agent/ U.S. Marshall , Chairman of EMS & Trauma Association, a Elder and Lay Minister of Jasper County Cowboy Church, as well as a Master Mason of the Masonic Lodge in Jasper. Glenn had a passion for golf, hunting, fishing and grilling outdoors. Preceded in death by his mother Katherine Ann Blank and grandfather Johnny Kelemen Sr. Survivors include his father Glenn Craig Blank Sr. of Jasper, TX; three daughters Allison Paige Blank of Jasper, TX, Ravyn Nix & husband Jewett of Burkeville, TX and Hadlee Katherine Blank of Burkeville, TX; two brothers John Blank & wife Kayla of Lumberton, TX and Brantley L. Blank of Jasper, TX; a sister Katrina Townsend & husband Stan of Pine Prairie, Louisiana; grandmother Clara Kelemen of Jasper, TX; as well as a grandson Wyatt Paul Nix of Burkeville, TX.
1961 - 2019
Travis Dwayne Wright " Mr. T ", 58, of Kirbyville passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Avalon Place in Kirbyville. On Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 6:30 PM a Celebration of Dwayne's Life will be held at 4637 Randall Rd. Orange, TX.
Dwayne was born on June 12, 1961 in Lake Providence, LA to Travis Lamar & Alice Marie Wright. He spent his life as a sandblaster & painter. He is preceded in death by his father Travis Wright. Survivors include his mother Alice Wiggins of Kirbyville, TX; as well as three sisters Shanon Smith & husband Robert of Orange, TX, Lisa Courville & husband Paul of Breaux Bridge, LA and Sonia Delaware & husband Charles of Kirbyville, TX.
1928 - 2019
Sybil Annette Shillings " The Hat Lady", 91, of Jasper passed away on October 09, 2019 at Rayburn Healthcare & Rehab in Jasper. A Celebration of Life Graveside service will be held Friday, October 11, 2019 at 2:30 PM at Ebenezer Cemetery in Jasper. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Memory of Sybil Shillings to your charity of choice.
Sybil was born on July 28, 1928 in Colquitt, Georgia to Christine Bush. A member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Jasper since 1999. She is preceded in death by her husband John Shillings and her sons Mickey & Grady Shillings. Survivors include her son Ralph Shillings & wife Darlene of Toledo Bend, TX; grandchildren Dustin, Brandy, Grady Michael, Patti & Marcus ; as well as 13 Great Grandchildren.
J.M. "Jackie" Strother, 89, of Jasper passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2019. A graveside service will be held on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Jasper to celebrate her life.
Born on May 16, 1930 to Minor & Mary Strother in Stevenson, Mississippi, Jackie was raised in the Bessmay Community and graduated from Buna High School in 1946. She attended Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches and was a long-time resident of Jasper since 1950. She is survived by her son Clinton & wife Brenda Smith of Leesville, Louisiana; grandchildren Cara, Stephanie, Michael, Curt, & Molly; and great grandchildren Douglas, Clay, Joseph, Brantley, Hunter, Mikayla, Dylan & Jeremiah.