Obituaries

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OLIVER HARRY SPRINKLE

Oliver Harry Sprinkle Jr, 68, of Vidor, TX died Monday, April 22nd, 2019 in Yoakum, TX at Yoakum Nursing and Rehab. A native of Vidor he was a longtime resident of Vidor before moving to Yoakum, TX. He worked as a roofer for many years and enjoyed woodworking and fishing but he especially loved music. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 24, 2019 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home with interment in Leesville, LA at Holly Springs Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. located in Ft. Polk. Oliver is survived by 1 sister; Joyce Milstead, 3 brothers; Daniel Spinkle and his wife Nancy, Sammy Sprinkle and his wife Katy, and Walter Sprinkle and his wife Sheryl all of Vidor.

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RICKY ‘SMILEY’ JOSEPH GUILBEAUX

Ricky J. Guilbeaux, of Mauriceville, TX died Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 at Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, TX. A native of Lafayette, Louisiana, he was a longtime resident of Mauriceville, Texas. Ricky was a sandblaster/painter. He enjoyed hunting, dancing and family gatherings. He served his country in the US Army. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, April 22, 2019 at Del Rose Cemetery in Vidor. Ricky is survived by his wife of 45 years Mildred Guilbeaux, daughters Amanda Corbello and Ann Guilbeaux, sons Michael Corbello and Cebe Guilbeaux all of Mauriceville, TX, sister Mary Ann Fountain of Newton, TX, 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

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Travis “Biddy” Glynn Hagler

Travis G. Hagler, 77 of Vidor died Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 at his residence. A native of San Augustine, TX, he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Travis was a maintenance electrician with American Valve and Hydrant for 35 years before he retired. He was a skilled craftsman in mechanics and carpentry. He loved spending time in his shop. He enjoyed working with his hands on mechanical engines and working with wood.

Visitation was at 6:00 pm Monday, April 22, 2019 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services was held at 10:00 am Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Memorial Funeral Home with burial following at Antioch Cemetery in San Augustine, Texas at 3:00 pm.

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Bobby Tigert

Bobby Tigert, 57, of Sulphur passed away Monday, April 22, 2019.

A Vidor native, Bobby has resided in Sulphur for over 34 years. He worked in local industries as a carpenter until his recent retirement. Bobby loved fishing and spending time with his family at their Toledo Bend camp. He enjoyed doing yardwork, and his yard was always immaculate, but his favorite pastime was “tormenting” his grandchildren and telling you how to do things the right way,”Bobby’s Way”

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 34 years, Becky Tigert; daughters, Christina Johnson, and Sabrina Mitchell and husband, Keith, all of Sulphur; three grandchildren, Nathan Johnson, Ava and Kayle Mitchell; brother, Jimmy Tigert and wife, Mary of Vidor, TX.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Dale Tigert, Jr. and Juanita Tigert; brother, Eddie Tigert.

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Apr

Reba G. Griffin

Reba G. Griffin, 82, of Vidor, TX died Thursday, April 18th, 2019 at home in Pflugerville, TX surrounded by her family. A native of Weirgate, TX she was a longtime resident of Vidor. Reba was a member of the Eastern Star of Spurger, TX and loved doing needlework, embroidery, quilting and sewing but she especially loved her family and her English Bulldog “Hemmingway”. She was a very supportive wife to her husband while he served in the U.S. Air Force and was well loved by her family.

Visitation will be Saturday, April 27, 2019 beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Wildwood United Methodist Church in Village Mills, TX with funeral services at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Williams Cemetery in Warren, TX.

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Apr

Earl R. Cochran

Earl R. Cochran, Sr., 89, of Vidor, died Monday, April 15, 2019. He was born on April 6, 1930, to Ottie and Marie Cochran in Mobile, AL. He worked hard all his life, going to work in a dairy at the early age of

10. When he was 16, he went into the merchant marines. He was a fireman in the U. S. Air Force, serving in Korea. In 1954, Earl married Jo Beth Bledsoe and they had two children. He was a loyal employee to Bowers’ Hardware, National Life Insurance, Coca Cola and Lance, Inc., retiring in 1985 as a branch manager. Upon retiring, he was self-employed, doing tractor work, and making concrete benches that are scattered across the Golden Triangle. During the 1990’s, he served on the Orange County Grand Jury; he was extremely proud of that service. He was also a member of the Vidor Masonic Lodge.

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Audie Vee Marshall

Audie V. Marshall, 90, of Vidor died Monday, April 15, 2019 at her residence. A native of Leesville, Louisiana, she was a longtime resident of Vidor. Audie was a member of Eastgate United Pentecostal Church in Vidor and was a retired Service Department Manager for Gibson’s in Vidor. She enjoyed sewing, traveling and was a devout christian, but most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchild.

Visitation will begin at 6:00 pm Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Eastgate United Pentecostal Church in Vidor. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Eastgate United Pentecostal Church with burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor.

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SANDY SUE WATKINS HIGHT

Sandy S. Hight, 67 of Vidor died Sunday, April 14, 2019 at The Oaks at Beaumont in Beaumont, TX. A native of Beaumont, TX, she was a longtime resident of Vidor. Sandy loved being a grandmother and great grandmother. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later time. Sandy was survived by her daughters Brandi Hight Lopez of Vidor, TX and Kelly Hight of Silsbee, TX, son Brad Hight of Vidor, TX, sister Kathy Watkins Oaks of Vidor, TX, brother Bobby Watkins of Vidor, TX, 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

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Apr

GENEVIEVE MARY LOU DAVIS

Genevieve Mary Lou Davis, 96, of Evadale, TX, passed away Friday, April 5, 2019. She was born Genevieve Mary Lou Rogers on Jan. 18, 1923. She is survived by her sister, living in Halletsville, TX; daughters, Mary Stiebing, JoAnn Whitmire and Bonnie Denby; five grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren. Her family received friends on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m., at Farmer Funeral Home, 415 N. 4th Street, Silsbee, TX. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., in the funeral home chapel, officiated by Rev. Andy Moore. Interment will follow at Resthaven Cemetery in Silsbee, TX.

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LILLIAS BOUDOIN EBNER

Lillias Boudion Ebner, 96, of Beaumont, died on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont. Lil served as Staff Nurse for Mobil Oil Corporation in Beaumont. She is survived by her three sons, Reggie (Gail) Ebner of Aiken, SC, Rudy Ebner of Mauriceville, and Bennett (Kay) Ebner of Rye; her grandson, Quentin (Kimberly) Ebner; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews. A gathering of Mrs. Ebner’s family and friends was held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2019, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her graveside service was held 10:30 a.m., at Magnolia Cemetery, 2291 Pine Street, Beaumont, followed by a Service of Witness to the Resurrection held at 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at St. Andrews’s Presbyterian Church, 1350 North 23rd Street, Beaumont. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 1350 N. 23rd St., Beaumont, Texas 77706.

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