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East Texas News - Obituaries
Tyler County Booster- May 17, 2009 - May 31, 2009

Jack Enloe
Jack D. Enloe departed this life May 19, 2009. Jack was born the 9th of May, 1929, in Houston, Texas. He grew up in Chester where he attended public schools and upon graduation went on to Baylor University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. He served in the U. S. Army two years and then entered the business world of banking being associated with banks in Dallas and Houston. He graduated Chester High School, received a BBA at Baylor University , 1946-1950; served in the U.S. Army 1951-1953; and he graduated from the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking – SMU in 1970. Jack accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized in Russell Creek in Chester. He attended South Main Baptist Church, Houston and was a generous supporter of their missions programs. He was preceded in death by his parents, George C. Enloe and Erselle Riley Enloe. He leaves behind cousins, Dr. Seborn E. Woods of Shreveport, Betty Woods Beaver of Ft. Worth, Jim Crews of Parkersburg, WV, Ann Crews Laird of Conroe, John Crews of Victoria, Evelyn Courtney Clements of Trinity, Joe Courtney of Bryan, Dr. Lee Courtney of Huntsville, Sam Enloe of Bryan, Annette Enloe Turner of Salisbury, NC and Laverne Whitehead Roth of San Antonio and a host of other family members and friends. A grave side service was held on Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at 2 P.M. at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Chester under the direction of Riley Funeral Home in Woodville. Serving as pallbearers were Ray Barnes, Eddie Lewis, Jim Whitworth, Jerrel Whitworth and Carsyn Whitworth. Services were held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home of Tyler County.

Syble Burns
Syble Darlene Cowart Burns went home to be with her Lord and is at rest now. She was born on September 28, 1948 to Louis and Elaine Cowart, in her grandparent’s home in Rockland, Texas. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Delanah D. Burns of Zavalla. She had two sons, Louis Dewayne Burns of San Antonio and Waymon Darriel Burns of Zavalla. She had two “daughters”, Becky Barefield Burns of San Antonio and Jerrilyn Tarver Burns of Zavalla. She is also survived by her big brother, Kirbbie Cowart & wife, Naomi of Porter; and her grandchildren, Ryan, Witney and Cameron. She leaves behind a large group of family and friends who all loved her dearly, and we celebrate with her today her homegoing. Darlene was an Ordained Minister with the Assemblies of God. She has served in work for the Kingdom of God many years. Darlene served as Women’s Ministries Director of the Beaumont Section from 1992 to 1997; an interim Pastor at Port Arthur First Assembly of God in 2002; and as Senior Pastor of First Assembly of God in Colmesneil, Texas from 2006-2007. Visitation was held on Thursday, May 21st from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m at the Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Woodville. Funeral services were Friday, May 22nd at 10:00 a.m. at the Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home Chapel in Woodville with burial in Kitchens Cemetery near Zavalla. Officiating. were Pastor Daren Hearnsberger, Pastor Dwayne Malone and Pastor James Guerrero. Serving as pallbearers were Doyle Cowart, Gregory Cowart, Leonard Durham, George Flores, James Stanford and Ricky Wood. M emorials may be made to the First Assembly of God Building Fund of Colmesneil, Texas. Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

Clyde Smith, III
Clyde E. Smith, III, 68, of Woodville, passed away, Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at Woodville Health & Rehab Center in Woodville. G raveside services were held Saturday, May 23rd at 4:00 p.m. at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery near Woodville. Officiating was Brother Teddy M. Minyard. Visitation was also held on Saturday from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. at the Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Woodville. C lyde was born December 31, 1940 to Clyde Earl, Jr. & Elizabeth Clair Carroway Smith in Beaumont, Texas. He was a former resident of Austin and lived in Woodville for the past sixteen years. He was a real estate agent and U.S. Navy veteran. He is survived by his sons, Clyde Smith, IV & wife, Stacey of Seattle, WA and J.T. Smith of Woodville; daughters, Carla Sue Glasenapp of Cedar Park and Cynthia Elaine Smith of Texas; brothers, Joe R. Smith & wife, Cathy of Woodville, Stuart Duane Smith & wife, Susan of Hemphill and Ruel Eden Smith & wife, Cheri Ray of Houston; sisters, Tessa Sullivan & husband, Joel of Caldwell and Valerie Hunt & husband, Leon of Crockett. Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Woodville.

Larry Hooks
Funeral services for Larry Wayne Hooks, 62, of Silsbee will be 2:00 PM Wednesday at Lakeside Apostolic Church in Town Bluff under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Lakeside Cemetery. Mr. Hooks died May 18, 2009 at Dubuis Hospital in Beaumont. A native and lifetime resident of Silsbee, Larry worked as a carman for BNSF Railroad before retiring. Survivors include his wife Brenda Smith Hooks of Town Bluff; daughters Lisa Green of Silsbee, Renee Moye of Silsbee, Barbara Swain of Kountze, Tanya Gill of Colmesneil and Patricia Hooks of Silsbee; son Larry D. Hooks of Silsbee; sister Mary Peppenhorst of Arkansas and fourteen grandchildren.




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