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Tyler County Booster - Obituaries
For the Week of July 6, 2008 - July 20, 2008
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Harold Lloyd Roby
  Harold Lloyd Roby, 77, of Lovelady passed away July 11, 2008.
            Born March 27, 1931 in Degraff, Ohio to Carl and Carrie Strong Roby, he lived in the Woodville area before moving to Lovelady several years ago.  He was retired from the United States Army.  He was a member of Westside Church of Christ in Jasper.Mr. Roby was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Billie Roby and a great granddaughter.He is survived by his loving children, Patricia Haynes of Lovelady, Harold Eugene Roby of Woodville, Kenneth Roby of Silsbee, Sandra McEwin of Lovelady, Juanita Wrinkle of Abilene, Leslie Roby of Warren, Scott Roby of Silsbee and Russell Roby of Woodville; brothers, Paul Roby and Walter Roby both of Michigan and Orville Roby of Ohio; sisters, Viola Smith and Phyllis both of Michigan and Virginia Ferguson of Ohio; twenty-one grandchildren and twenty-two great grandchildren.         
Funeral service was held Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at the Westside Church of Christ in Jasper with the Rev. La Vel Tukes officiating.  A military graveside service was held with the U.S. Army at the Town Bluff Cemetery. 
            Visitation was held Monday evening at the funeral home.The military served as pallbearers for Mr. Roby. Funeral services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

John William Means     
  Funeral services for John William Means, 91, of Spurger will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with interment following in Turner Branch Cemetery in Spurger.  Visitation was held  at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
  Mr. Means died July 13, 2008 at Holiday Pines Nursing Home in Woodville.
  Mr. Means was a native and lifelong resident of Spurger.   After working as a surveyor for Kirby Lumber Co., he owned a grocery store and gas station for many years. 
  Mr. Means was preceded in death by his parents, VanBuren Hopkins Means and Lillie Mae Crain Means, wife Fay Anderson Means and sons Jerry Means and Pat Means.
Survivors include sons John H. Means and wife Alvina of Spurger and Neil Means and wife Kay of Spurger; daughter Nancy Griffin and husband Bobby of Town Bluff; sister Annie Winkle of Orange; thirteen grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren and thirteen great, great grandchildren.

James B. 'JB' Collier, Jr.            
  James B. Collier, Jr. (“JB”), 84, of Pt. Neches was born on December 3, 1923 and passed on Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at his home among family. He served two honorable years in the Air Force in WWII. He went on to retire from Gulf Oil after 34 years.
  He was preceded in death by his daughter, Rita Bell.
  Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Maxine Baker Collier; son, Farris Collier of Winnie; daughter, Kathy Collier of Zavalla; grandchildren, Glenda, Sabrina, Billy, Carmen, Kristen, Rachel and James; great-grandchildren include, Sarah, Gordan, Travis, Miranda, Nathan, Ocean, Bayleigh, Brennan, Brayden, Zack, Ashley, Cheyenne, and Chip; and many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
  Visitation was held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 13 at Heritage Funeral Home.
  A celebration of his life was held on Monday, July 14 at 10 a.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in Nederland. Rev. Brent Stancil officiated. Interment followed at 3 p.m. at Beach Creek Cemetery in Spurger.
            Local arrangements were handled by Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

 

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