Ernestine Tanton, 86, of Silsbee, died Tuesday, January 10, 2017, in Beaumont. She was born on January 9, 1931, in Bessmay, to Georgia Horn Lee and Ernest Lee.

Survivors include her son, Ricky Tanton and his wife, Melissa, of Silsbee; grandchildren, Brandi Terry and her husband, Scot, of Evadale; Bridget Montemayor and her husband, Oscar, of Round Rock; Adam Tanton and his wife, Sarah; Stephen Tanton; and Luke Tanton, all of Silsbee; Travis Ferguson and his wife, Katie, of Lumberton; and Cody Ferguson and Cory Ferguson, both of Hermitage, Arkansas; five, great-grandchildren, son-in-law, Douglas Harris of Evadale; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, William Jackson Tanton; daughters, Renee` Harris and Lisa Ferguson; and brothers and sisters.

A gathering of Mrs. Tanton’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with her funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 13, 2017, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. Her interment will follow at R.S. Farmer Cemetery, Silsbee.