Our Obituaries

Pete Cooper

December 29, 1942 - August 15, 2017

Pete Cooper, 74, of Texarkana, AR passed away August 15, 2017 at his home. Mr. Cooper was born December 29, 1942 in Checotah, OK. He was a member of St. Edwards Catholic Church where he was a member of Knights of Columbus. Pete was dedicated to his Lord and volunteered many hours at his church.He was preceded in death by his wife, Robin Cooper.Survivors include his sister, Judy Chastain of...
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Nelson Victor Koonce

September 12, 1928 - August 12, 2017

Nelson Koonce 88 of Fouke, Arkansas passed away August 12, 2017 in a local nursing home.Mr. Koonce was born September 12, 1928 in Fouke ,Arkansas. He was retired from the railroad and was also a farmer and was a member of Enon Baptist Church.Survivors include his wife Beverly Koonce of Fouke, Arkansas and four brother-in-laws; Bill Easley, Charles Easley, Senate Easley and Wiley Easley and a...
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Pattye Linnea Basham

February 27, 1956 - August 8, 2017

Pattye Basham, 61, of Texarkana, AR passed away August 8, 2017 in a local hospital. Ms. Basham was born February 27, 1956 in Gladewater, TX. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, Fouke, AR. Survivors include her mother, Louise Cline of Texarkana; sisters, Lisa Cupp and Jamara Erwin; brother, Andy Cline; children, Bryan Johnston, Micheal Johnston, Keith Basham and Kyle Basham; step...
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Marjorie E. Hubbard

May 8, 1922 - August 5, 2017

Marjorie E. Hubbard, 95 of Texarkana, AR. passed away at a local retirement center. She was born May 8, 1922 in Okmulgee, OK. Member of Fairview United Methodist Church where she attended the Fidelis Sunday school class. Marjorie is preceded in death by her husband Ray Hubbard.Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law Joan and Jerry Beckham of Hope, AR; one son and daughter-in-law John and...
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Marilyn J. McClure

February 12, 1932 - August 5, 2017

Marilyn J. McClure, 85 of Texarkana, TX passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at a local hospital. She was born on February 12, 1932 in Marshall, TX.She was retired from Red River Army Depot and was a Baptist.Mrs. McClure was preceded in death by son, Ronald L. Guillory and a granddaughter, Stephanie C. Thompson.Survivors included daughter, Judy Stovall of Texarkana, TX; son, Ricky Graves of...
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Charles Eugne Staggs

May 4, 1935 - August 3, 2017

Charles "Chuck" Staggs entered this world and started his pranks with his radiant smile on May 4. He has now joined his long awaited precious wife, his mother and father, and four brothers.He leaves here to carry on the funny stories of George Hart and his love for flowers, animals, and birds, and his stories of the bible and life.He is survived by Sharon Staggs of Texarkana, Charlene Rees of...
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Lois Margaret MOORE

October 12, 1926 - August 2, 2017

Lois Margaret Moore of Texarkana, TX, born October 12, 1926 in New Haven, CT, passed away at home on August 2, 2017. She was preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth Martin and son Jon Moore. Mrs. Moore was a longstanding member of St. James Episcopal Church and truly enjoyed spending time with her family.She leaves behind her husband, Chet Moore; three sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and...
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Keith Anthony Norman

November 7, 1947 - July 30, 2017

Keith Anthony Norman, 69 of Texarkana, AR. passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017 at his home. He was born November 7, 1947 in Texarkana, AR. He was retired from Cooper Tire and Rubber Company and a member of First Assembly of God Church. Keith was an Air Force veteran where he served in Vietnam. He was also a member of the Mustang club. Survived by two daughters and sons-in-law Stephanie and Rick...
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Doris M. Haynes

October 11, 1925 - July 17, 2017

Doris M. Haynes, 91, of Texarkana, TX passed away July 17, 2017, at her home. Mrs. Haynes was born October 11, 1925 in Waldo, Arkansas. She was a member of Highland Park Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband, Loyd "Bud" Haynes.Survivors include her daughter, Judy Wilson of Wake Village, TX; grandchildren, Randy Wilson and his wife, Elizabeth and their children...
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Kelley Denise Sharp

December 1, 1976 - July 10, 2017

Kelley Denise Sharp, 40, of Fouke, AR passed away July 10, 2017 at her home. Kelley was born December 1, 1976 in Texarkana, TX. Survivors include her parents, Mike and Janet Sharp of Fouke, AR; sister, Stacey Lashley of Fouke, AR; nephew, Christian Sharp of Fouke, AR; grandmother, Helen Lansdell; grandfather, Charles Sharp; and numerous other relatives and many friends.Memorial service will be...
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William Leslie Cozart

December 19, 1928 - July 9, 2017

William L. Cozart, ,88, of Texarkana, TX passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at a local hospital. He was born on December 19, 1928 in Pittsboro, MS.Mr. Cozart was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a devoted Christian and musician.He is preceded in death by his wife Juanita Cozart.Survivors include his daughter, Becky Bradley of Texarkana, TX; two sons, Jerry Cozart and Neal Cozart both of Texarkana, TX...
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Helen Fay Quisenberry

August 15, 1925 - July 6, 2017

Helen Fay Quisenberry, 91, of Texarkana, AR passed away July 6, 2017 in a local nursing home. Mrs. Quisenberry was born August 15, 1925 in Clarksville, TX. She was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband Thurman L. Quisenberry.Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Anna and Bill Bassett of Genoa, AR; grandson and his wife, Willie and Annette...
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Julia Tyl Zamora

January 20, 1925 - July 5, 2017

Julia Tyl Zamora, 92, of Richardson, TX passed away July 5, 2017 in Dallas, TX. Mrs. Zamora was born January 20, 1925 in Texarkana, TX. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Zamora in 2010. Survivors include her children, Rick and wife Margaret Zamora of San Diego, CA, Anita Green of Linden, TX, Jan Zamora of Dallas, TX and Rita and husband James Wilson of Richardson, TX; sisters,...
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Houston Alexander Hart

September 2, 1999 - June 30, 2017

Houston Alexander Hart, 17 of Texarkana,Texas passed away June 30, 2017 in Texarkana,Texas.Houston was born September 2, 1999 in Texarkana,Texas and was a student at Texas High and of the Baptist Faith.Survivors include his father and mother, Oliver and Heather Hart III, his two brothers; Hayden Hart and Heath Hart and his sister; Alexus Hart.Also left to cherish his memory are his grandmother,...
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James E. Williams

July 2, 1940 - June 27, 2017

James E. Williams, 76 of Texarkana, AR passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. He was born on July 2, 1940 in Hope, AR.Mr. Williams was retired from Cooper Tire and Rubber Company as well as a U.S. Army veteran.Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca and Tommy Potter of Texarkana, AR and Amy and Colin James of Texarkana, TX; special friend Margaret McRaney of Texarkana, TX; 7...
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Dusty Dallen Townsend

April 20, 1980 - June 24, 2017

Dusty Dallen Townsend, 37, of Texarkana, AR passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at his home. He was born on April 20, 1980 in Texarkana, TX.Survivors include his parents, Lisa Pressnell Hickson and Royce Hickson of Texarkana, AR; daughter, Trinity Townsend of Texarkana,AR; brother, William White of Texarkana,AR; sister, Shannon Townsend of Texarkana, TX; maternal grandparents, Linda and Roy...
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Clifton Edgar Haworth

September 30, 1967 - June 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Funeral Home, Texarkana, TX.
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Aranthia Mae Roy

April 29, 1936 - June 16, 2017

Aranthia Mae Roy, 81, of Wake Village, TX passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017 at her home. She was born on April 29, 1936 in Fouke, AR.Mrs. Roy was a member of North Heights Pentecostal Church of God.She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Roy and son Randall Roy.Survivors included daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Ronnie Mears of Wake Village, TX; brother, James Striplin of Ashdown,...
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Perry Lynn Houser

January 10, 1954 - May 31, 2017

Perry Lynn Houser, 63, of Texarkana, AR passed away May 31, 2017 at his home. He was born January 10, 1954 in Texarkana, AR. He was a life long resident of Texarkana, AR; president of Texarkana Bowling Association; avid Razorback, NY Yankees and Green Bay Packers fan. He loved his family most of all.He was preceded in death by his parents, Perry J. and Peggy Sue Houser.Survivors include his wife...
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Anita Polo Pollente

June 3, 1936 - May 29, 2017

Anita Polo Pollente, 80 of Texarkana, AR passed away on Monday, May 29, 2017 at her home. She was born on June 3, 1936 in Tandoc, Cam-Sur Philippines.Mrs. Pollente was a member of St Edwards Catholic Church and a homemaker.Preceded in death by her husband, George Royol Pollente, oldest daughter, Aida P. Pollente.Survivors included six daughters and son-in-law; Maria and Stanley Woods of Texarkana...
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Willie Sparks Black

September 15, 1923 - May 29, 2017

Willie Sparks Black 93, of Texarkana, AR. passed away in a local hospital on May 29, 2017. Mrs. Black was born on September 15, 1923 in Kibler, AR. She was a member of Heavenly Place Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Monroe P. Black. and one son Noah Black.Survived by one son Bert Black of Texarkana, TX; two daughters Nancy Claunts of Boonsville, AR and Christine Trusty...
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Donald Dean KLEIN

February 7, 1931 - May 24, 2017

Donald Klein, 86, of Texarkana, AR passed away May 24, 2017 at his home. Mr. Klein was born February 7, 1931 in Iowa. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Klein; son Robert L. Klein; and mother-in-law, Josephine Sarrach.Survivors include his daughter-in-law, Kari Klein; grandson, Robert Klein and his wife, Lisa, grandson, Steven Klein, step-grandson,...
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Nancy Omega Altom

January 23, 1918 - May 22, 2017

Nancy Omega Altom, 99, of Texarkana, AR went to be with the Lord on May 22, 2017. Mrs. Altom was born January 23, 1918 in Fouke, AR. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Altom; daughter, Earlene Altom; son, Jearld Altom; and grandson, William Altom.Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Karen Altom of Texarkana, AR; granddaughters, Shannon Hays, Peggy Altom of...
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Victor Victor Walton

February 1, 1960 - May 19, 2017

Victor Walton, 57, of Gurdon, AR passed away May 19, 2017 in Arkadelphia, AR. Mr. Walton was born February 1, 1960 in Oklahoma City, OK. He was a member of Apostolic Tabernacle, Texarkana, AR.He was preceded in death by his mother , Lucille Walton.Survivors include his father and stepmother, James and Audrey Walton of Gurdon, AR; brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Donna Walton of Benton, AR;...
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Joyce Faye Stanfield

November 13, 1937 - May 7, 2017

Joyce Stanfield, 79, of Irving, TX passed away May 7, 2017 in Dallas, TX. Mrs. Stanfield was born November 13, 1937 in Miller County, AR. She was of the Baptist faith.Mrs. Stanfield was preceded in death by her husband, Toy Eugene Stanfield; and a daughter, Nita Fay Twinning.Survivors include her son, Horace Eugene Stanfield of Corsicana, TX; daughter, Barbara Jean Dyson of Irving, TX; and son,...
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Patricia Jean Elliott Vian Stokes

July 24, 1959 - May 7, 2017

Patricia Jean Elliott Vian Stokes, 57, of Texarkana, TX passed away May 7, 2017 in an Ashdown, AR nursing home. Mrs. Stokes was born July 24, 1959 in Texarkana, TX. Survivors include her son, James Dennis Vian of Arkoma, OK; daughter, Sondra Rene' Vian Gil of Texarkana, TX; sisters, Helen Henderson of Redwater, TX and Sue Tucker of DeKalb, TX; one uncle, five aunts and 9 grandchildren and a...
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Curtis E. Whited

January 16, 1942 - May 6, 2017

Curtis E. Whited 75 of Texarkana, Arkansas passed away May 6, 2017 at his residence.Mr. Whited was born January 16, 1942 in Boise, Idaho. He was the former Minister of Music at First Church of the Nazarene and Cathedral Heights Church of the Nazarene and First Baptist Church Downtown. He was a member of Texarkana Regional Chorale, Singing Men of East Texas and was also a member of Tex Rep...
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Bob McAnally

September 27, 1927 - May 2, 2017

Bob McAnally, 89, of Texarkana, AR passed away May 2, 2017 in a local hospice facility. Mr. McAnally was born September 27, 1927 in Arkadelphia, AR. He was a member of Souls Harbor Pentecostal Church; a U. S. Navy Veteran of WWII; a member of the VFW and American Legion.Survivors include son, Tommy McAnally of Texarkana; daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Mike Guthrie of Murfreesboro, AR; sons...
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Maxine Sams Witt

April 16, 1942 - May 1, 2017

Maxine Sams Witt, 75, of Fouke, AR passed away May 1, 2017 in New Boston, TX. Mrs. Witt was born April 16, 1942 in Fouke, AR. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Rowdy Colt JenningsSurvivors include her daughter, Brenda Lee Witt of Texarkana; sons and daughter-in-law, Thomas Wayne Witt of Texarkana and Tony Ray and Becky Witt of New Boston, TX; grandchildren, Penny Goodson and Kristy...
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William Bill Lummus

November 15, 1940 - April 30, 2017

William "Bill" Lummus, 76, of Wake Village, TX passed away April 30, 2017 at his home. Mr. Lummus was born November 15, 1940 in Doddridge, AR. He served in the Naval Air Reserve; and was a member of the National Management Association; Wake Village Girls Softball Association; and Texarkana Bass Club. Survivors include his wife Camille Lummus of Wake Village, TX; daughters and son-in...
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Ronald Townsend

April 28, 1943 - April 30, 2017

Gerald Ronald Townsend, 74 of Texarkana, TX. passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 in a local hospital. Ron was born April 28, 1943 in Texarkana, AR. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife Pamela Townsend of Texarkana; two daughters, Amber Futrell of Dallas, TX. and Dr. Monica Townsend and husband Dr. Jason Beck; one granddaughter Eilyn Bristol Beck; one...
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Lisa Sue Kelley

September 27, 1961 - April 26, 2017

Lisa Sue Kelley, 55, of Jefferson, TX passed away April 26, 2017 in a Longview, TX nursing home. Mrs. Kelley was born September 27, 1961 in Texarkana, TX. She was a Christian and retired from International Paper Company after 26 years of service. Mrs. Kelley obtained her bachelors in accounting and earned a MBA from Texas A&M Texarkana.She is preceded in death by her father Billy Hargrove...
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Glenda Sue Taylor

October 5, 1952 - April 26, 2017

Glenda Sue Taylor, 64, of Bloomburg, TX passed away April 21, 2017 in Texarkana, AR. Mrs. Taylor was born October 5, 1952 in Kansas City, MO. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hershel Taylor; mother, Thelma Blankenship; stepfather, James Blankenship; father, Harry Alvord; and sister, Penny Granger.Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, Dena and Randy Soule of Texarkana, AR,...
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David Earl Sherfey

April 1, 1980 - April 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Funeral Home, Texarkana, TX.
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Anthony Stanley Chrzanowski

July 19, 1941 - April 17, 2017

Anthony Chrzanowski, 75, of Texarkana, AR passed away April 17, 2017 in a local hospital. Mr. Chrzanowski was born July 19, 1941 in Brooklyn, NY. Survivors include two daughters, Karen Upton of Fouke, AR and Sharon Chrzanowski; one sister; and 4 grandchildren.Cremation arrangements are under the direction of East Funeral Home - Downtown.Online tributes may be made at www.eastfuenralhomes.com.
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Mary George Hartman

March 14, 1931 - April 13, 2017

Mary George Hartman, 86, of Texarkana, AR passed away April 13, 2017 in a local hospital. Mrs. Hartman was born March 14, 1931 in Miller County, AR. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church and retired from Southwest Printers.She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Hartman; and son, Douglas Hartman.Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Jimmy Harvin of Texarkana,...
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Richard Shane Pruitt

July 11, 1971 - April 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Funeral Home, Texarkana, TX.
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Loyd Junell Schaeffer

January 3, 1931 - April 10, 2017

Loyd Junell Schaeffer, 86, of Granbury, TX passed away April 10, 2017 at Vitas Hospice Baylor All Saints in Fort Worth, TX. Mr. Schaeffer was born January 3, 1931 in Fouke, AR. He was a Baptist.Survivors include his four sons and daughters-in-law: Wayne and Glenda Schaeffer of Texarkana, AR; Steve and Frances Schaeffer of Granbury, TX; Ricky and Sherri Schaeffer of Fort Worth, TX; Keith and...
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Elizabeth Ann Kennedy

September 14, 1961 - April 9, 2017

Elizabeth Ann Kennedy, 55, of The Woodlands, Texas, passed away April 9, 2017, at her home, of natural causes. Mrs. Kennedy was born September 14, 1961, in Worland, Wyoming.Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Katie and Andrew Thomas, of Norman, Oklahoma, and their son, Edward; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and Jephri Blake, of The Woodlands, Texas, Jeff and Jimmie Blake, of...
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Carolyn Marie Franklin

February 7, 1951 - April 8, 2017

Carolyn Franklin, 66, of Texarkana, AR passed away April 8, 2017 in a local hospital. Mrs. Franklin was born February 7, 1951 in Texarkana. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lacy; husband, Robert Franklin; son, Kenneth Franklin; and brother, Tommy Lacy.Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Ashley Franklin of Texarkana; son, Melvin Parrish;...
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Michael C. Hogue

February 18, 1963 - April 1, 2017

Michael C. Hogue, 54, of Texarkana, AR passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at his home. He was born on February 18, 1963 in Texarkana, AR.Mr. Hogue worked as a brick mason.Survivors include his wife Stacey Hogue of Texarkana, AR; son, Michael Taylor Hogue of Texarkana, AR; brother and sister-in-law, Doyle and Gina House of Texarkana, AR; two sisters, Jane Reeves of Shreveport. LA and Cindy...
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William A. Gilbert

September 18, 1948 - March 29, 2017

William A. Gilbert, 68, of Simms, TX passed away March 29, 2017 in a local hospital. Mr. Gilbert was born September 18, 1948 in Garland City, AR. He was a veteran of the U. S. Marines.Survivors include his son, William L. Gilbert of Simms, TX; brother and sister-in-law, Michael A. and Bobbie Gilbert of Hooks, TX; sisters and brothers-in-law, Margie F. Reeves and Earl of Sunset, SC, Shirley Ann...
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Mary Amelia Coker

January 16, 1915 - March 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Funeral Home, Texarkana, TX.
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Byron Emmitt Teer

March 19, 1921 - March 22, 2017

Byron Emmitt Teer, Sr. was born on March 19, 1921 in Miller County to Allen and Flossie Teer. He attended Fouke School. He married LaNelle Collins on May 22, 1953.Survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Dennis Smith; one son, Byron E. Teer, Jr.; five grandchildren, Wayne Smith and his wife Lesley, Shane Smith and his wife Cassie, Derek Teer, Alex Teer and Lisa Teer; three great...
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Irma Julieta DIAZ

November 1, 1937 - March 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Funeral Home, Texarkana, TX.
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Davetta Hamilton Clark

January 5, 1945 - March 9, 2017

Davetta Hamilton Clark, 72, of Wake Village, TX passed away March 9, 2017 in a local hospital. Mrs. Clark was born January 5, 1945 in Texarkana, AR. She worked as a telephone operator for GTE; and worked for Dillards for 20 years.Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Melissa Lynne Clark Warren and James Warren; sons, Thomas T. Clark, Jr. and Aaron Lee Clark; father, Lemuel David Hamilton...
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Betty Ann Maloney

July 3, 1924 - February 27, 2017

Betty Ann Maloney passed away peacefully with her family by her side Monday, February 27, 2017. She was born July 3, 1924 in Texarkana, AR. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother to many. She was a lifelong member of St. Edward Catholic Church where she was a member of the Altar Society, Catholic Daughters, Share the Word, and taught children's religious education. She worked...
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Ruby Jean Williams

January 23, 1935 - February 26, 2017

Ruby Jean Williams, 82 of Queen City, Texas passed away February 26, 2017 in a local hospital. Mrs. Williams was born January 23, 1935 in Miller County, Arkansas and was a retired nurses aide and of the Baptist Faith. She was preceded in death by her husband James Williams Jr., and her daughter and son in law, Corlise and Tommy Anderson.Survivors include her son and daughter in law; James Glen...
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Gretchen H. Uno

June 27, 1938 - February 24, 2017

Gretchen Uno, 78 of Texarkana, Arkansas passed away February 24, 2017 in a local hospital.Mrs. Uno was born June 27, 1938 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was retired from healthcare.Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law; Melissa and Steven Eischen, her grandson Cooper Eischen.Also left to cherish her memory are her sister Mim Cook and a brother Ken Huber and best friends Joe Hackett and Ted...
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Luther Bell

November 25, 1939 - February 24, 2017

Luther Bell, 77, of Fouke, AR formerly of Texarkana, TX, Pine Bluff, AR and Panama City Beach, FL passed away on Friday, February 24, 2017 at a local hospital. He was born on November 25, 1939 in Fouke, AR. Mr. Bell was a member of First Baptist Church-Moores Lane, he was a Graduate and Alumni Member of the Gemological Institute of America, retired owner of Crocker and Bell's Jewelry Store...
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Mable Mouser Waddell

May 18, 1926 - February 16, 2017

Mable Mouser Waddell, 90, of Texarkana, AR passed away February 16, 2017 in a local hospital. Mrs. Waddell was born May 18, 1926 in Blevins, AR. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Texarkana, AR and the Angel Quilt Club at Williams Memorial United Methodist.Survivors include her husband, Claude Waddell of Texarkana, AR; daughter, Marcia Anderson of Texarkana, AR; son and daughter...
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Bobby Ferguson

August 29, 1932 - February 14, 2017

Former Texarkana AR Mayor Bobby Ferguson died Tuesday, February 14th after a brief battle with liver cancer. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 pm on Friday, February 17th at East Funeral Home Chapel, Downtown Texarkana.Known as Fergy since childhood, Bobby was born in Minden, LA on August 29, 1932 to Harry and Daisy Lee Ferguson. They moved to Texarkana where his family owned Fergy's Photos...
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Thelma Lee Beckham

August 31, 1933 - February 14, 2017

Thelma Beckham, 83, of Texarkana, TX passed away February 14, 2017 at a local hospital. Mrs. Beckham was born August 31, 1933 in Miller County, AR. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and retired from Miller County Health Clinic.Survivors include her brother, O.M. Brooks of Texarkana, AR; sister-in-law, Dorothy Ross Brooks of Texarkana, TX; sons, James Burt Beckham of Texarkana, TX and...
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Carolyn Louise Irby

December 8, 1946 - February 9, 2017

Carolyn Louise Irby, 70, of Texarkana, TX passed away February 9, 2017 in a local hospital. Mrs. Irby was born December 8, 1946 in Texarkana, TX. Mrs. Irby was retired from D and Z. Survivors include her son, William Morgan of Texarkana, TX; grandson, Maison Morgan of Texarkana, TX; cousin, Lucy Morrison of Wake Village, TX and her sister, Debra Greenwood of Hooks, TX.Family will receive friends...
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Donald Dean Feagins

February 28, 1941 - February 9, 2017

Donald Dean Feagins, 75, of Redwater, TX passed away February 9, 2017 in a local hospital. Mr. Feagins was born February 28, 1941 In Gracemont, OK. He was a contractor in the construction business. Member of Trinity Baptist Church and a Navy Veteran. He is survived by his wife Rita Feagins of 55 years. Also two daughters and son-in-law Donna Robbins of Redwater, TX., and Kelly and Jeff Pate of...
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Darren Gene Maxey

August 19, 1967 - February 8, 2017

Darren Gene Maxey, 49, of Texarkana, TX passed away February 8, 2017 at his home. Mr. Maxey was born August 19, 1967 in Owensboro, KY. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army.Survivors include his mother and step-father, Doris and Burford Hawkins of Texarkana, TX; sister, Sandra Farmers of Texarkana, TX; and brothers, Steve Maxey of PA, and Allen Maxey and Larry Maxey both of SC. and number of nieces...
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Linda Ray Smith

February 20, 1942 - February 7, 2017

Linda Ray Smith, 74, of Texarkana, TX passed away February 7, 2017 in a local hospital. Mrs. Smith was born February 20, 1942 in Texarkana, TX. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Smith, Sr.Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Leroy and Gail Smith, Jr. of Texarkana, TX; daughters and son-in-law, Loretta Silvas of Waco, TX and Brenda and Bill Hunter of Texarkana, TX;...
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Cynthia Ann CHESNUTT

February 25, 1962 - February 3, 2017

Cynthia Ann Chesnutt, 54 of Texarkana, AR. passed away Friday, February 3, 2017 at her home. Ms. Chesnutt was born February 25, 1962. She was a former nurse.Survived by one son Jay Howell Gage, Jr. of Texarkana; one sister Rose Mary Roberts of Texarkana, AR; three grandchildren Rhiannon Gage, Christian Gage and Lexi Gage all of Texarkana; one special friend Betty Jackson of Texarkana. There...
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Gladys Mae Staggs

September 8, 1941 - January 31, 2017

Gladys Mae Staggs, 75, of Texarkana, AR passed away January 31, 2017 at her home. Mrs. Staggs was born September 8, 1941 in Hot Springs, AR. She was a member of Landmark Baptist Church.Survivors include her son, Clint Staggs of Texarkana, AR; daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Russell Wallace of Fouke, AR; brothers and sister-in-law, William Cleaver and Elvis and Susan Cleaver all of Hot...
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Roger L. Lynn

April 9, 1947 - January 30, 2017

Roger L. Lynn, 69, of Texarkana, AR passed away January 30, 2017 at his home. Mr. Lynn was born April 9, 1947 in Los Angeles, CA. He retired from International Paper after 12 years and went on to complete 19 years with Miller County Road Department.Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Dorothy Lynn; three daughters, Barbara, Janice and Wanda; four grandsons, Blake and Ashley Heitman, Jacob...
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Mary Jo Borce

December 30, 1946 - January 28, 2017

Mary Jo Borce born on December 30, 1946 in San Diego, CA passed away January 28, 2017 in Texarkana, TX after a courageous battle with cancer. Daughter of Teofilo and Georgia "Jean" Borce. She is survived by her son Raymond C. Bush Jr. and six siblings, brother Ted of San Diego, California, brother Tom of Fairbanks, Alaska, sister Carol of San Diego, California, sister Donna of...
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James Ray Morrill

September 14, 1943 - January 26, 2017

James Ray Morrill, Sr. 73, of Texarkana, TX passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at his home. He was born on September 14, 1943 in Orange, TX.Survivors include daughter, Amy Lashley of Texarkana, TX; three sons, James R. Morrill, Jr. of Lafitte, LA, Donaovan Morrill and his wife Leona of Thibodeaux, LA and Shane Ray Morrill of LA; sister, Dolores A. Freelen of Lindale, TX; special friend,...
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George Crank

September 15, 1927 - January 22, 2017

George "Rooster" Crank, 89, of Fouke, AR passed away January 22, 2017 in a local hospital. Mr. Crank was born September 15, 1927 in Garland, AR. He completed Texarkana Junior College; was retired from Arkla Gas Company after 31 years of service; and was a U.S. Navy WWII veteran and served on USS Heywood as a radar operator. He was a member of Fouke Church of Christ for almost 70 years...
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Edith Harrison

July 4, 1947 - January 21, 2017

Edith Harrison, 69, of Texarkana, TX passed away January 21, 2017 at her home. Mrs. Harrison was born July 4, 1947 in DeKalb, TX. She was a homemaker and member of First Bikers Church.She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Harrison, Sr.; and a granddaughter, Amber Harrison.Survivors include her daughters, Nancy Rollins of Dallas, TX, Glenda Rollins of Texarkana, TX and Lisa Williams of...
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John F. Pascarella

July 19, 1933 - January 21, 2017

John F. Pascarella, 83 of Texarkana, TX. went home to be with his heavenly father on Saturday, January 21, 2017. John was born July 19, 1933 in Atlantic City, NJ. At the age of 8 he moved to Washington D.C. where he grew up and was inducted into the Army. After basic training he was sent to Texarkana, Texas where he met Patsy, his wife of 63 years. He is a member of First Baptist Church...
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Brenda L. SEABOURN

July 15, 1960 - January 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Funeral Home, Texarkana, TX.
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Scott Walter McDonald

December 31, 1957 - January 10, 2017

Scott Walter McDonald, 59, of Texarkana, TX passed away January 10, 2017 at his home. Mr. McDonald was born December 31, 1957 in Des Moines, IA. He was a protestant, born again Christian; served in the U. S. Marine Corps; and was a guitar man.Survivors include his sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Larry Howe of Texarkana, TX; nephews, Aaron Howe and Bryant Moncus both of Texarkana, TX;...
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Ronald Dean Haworth

July 26, 1952 - January 8, 2017

Ronald Dean Haworth, 64, of Texarkana, AR passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at his home. He was born on July 26, 1952 in Texarkana, AR. Mr. Haworth was carpenter.He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Haworth of Texarkana, AR, son and daughter-in-law, Shannon and Shelva Haworth of Texarkana, AR; daughter and son-in-law, Ashley and John Woisard of Nash, TX; two brothers, Bobby Joe Haworth of...
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David Goodwin

November 6, 1949 - January 4, 2017

David Goodwin, 67, of Wilton, AR. passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 in a local hospital. Mr. Goodwin was born November 6, 1949 in Texarkana, AR. He was a decorated Army veteran of the Vietnam War.Survived by his wife Charlene Goodwin; two daughter Traci Mitchell of Texarkana, TX., and Jessica Goodwin of Fouke, AR; one son Robert Goodwin of Ashdown, AR; two brother Stewart Goodwin of...
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John Pershing Erwin

July 12, 1917 - December 29, 2016

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John P. Erwin

June 12, 1917 - December 29, 2016

.John P.(Johnnie) Erwin,99,born June 12, 1917 in Rhodessa Louisiana departed December 29, 2016 after a long fight with health issues, he passed of natural causes on Thursday the 29th. Mr. Erwin was preceded in death by his wife Agnes Powell Erwin..He is survived by his son Kenneth Erwin, his grandchildren Angela Gaddy,Cassandra Whitton ,Karen Haynes and John Erwin Jr. Also many nieces/nephews...
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John R. Miller

July 24, 1930 - December 29, 2016

John R. Miller, 86, of Texarkana, AR passed away December 29, 2016 in a local hospital. Mr. Miller was born July 24, 1930 in Texarkana, AR. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Texarkana, AR; Edwards Masonic Lodge; and a veteran of the U. S. Air Force.He was preceded in death by his wife, Anita Miller; son John Raymond Miller, Jr.; his first grandchild, Kevin Ray Friday; and great...
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Charles Oscar Wade

April 23, 1929 - December 28, 2016

Bubba Wade, husband, father, former Arkansas State Representative for eighteen years and active rancher departed this life on December 28, 2016 at Wadley Regional Medical Center in Texarkana, Texas with family by his side. Bubba was born April 23, 1929 in Texarkana, Arkansas to the late Charles Oscar Wade, Sr. and Ellen Katherine Randall Wade.He grew up in Texarkana where he graduated from...
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Patricia Ann Cigainero Hammonds

March 22, 1939 - December 26, 2016

Patricia Ann Cigainero Hammonds, 77, of Texarkana, AR passed away December 26, 2016 in a local hospital. Mrs. Hammonds was born March 22, 1939 in Texarkana, AR. She was a member of St. Edward's Catholic Church in Texarkana, AR. She was employed for many years at Longhorn Army Ammunition Plant (Thiokol) in Karnack, TX. She later was employed as a nurse at Good Shepherd Medical Center in...
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Raymond Lee Johnston

January 28, 1936 - December 26, 2016

Raymond Lee Johnston, Sr. 80 of Doddridge, AR. passed away at his home on December 26, 2016. He was born January 28, 1936 in Fouke, AR. Raymond was a security guard at the Four States Fair Grounds for many years. He was a Miller County volunteer fire fighter and attended the Methodist Church. Was also an Air Force veteran where he was a military policeman. Preceded in death by a son Randy...
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Peggy Jean Tedford

May 4, 1947 - December 21, 2016

Peggy (Cooey) Tedford, 69 of Texarkana, AR. passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at a local hospital. Peggy was born May 4, 1947 in Athens, TX. She attended Northside Assembly of God Church and was a Lifetime member of Brownsboro First Assembly of God in Brownsboro, TX.Preceded in death by her father Albert Cecil Cooey and her mother Myrtis Cooey and brothers A.C. Cooey and Delwen Cooey...
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Jean Stout MILLER

September 15, 1927 - December 17, 2016

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June Sutton McMahen

August 25, 1930 - December 17, 2016

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Joan Stout Miller

September 15, 1927 - December 17, 2016

Joan Stout Miller, 89 of Wake Village TX. passed away on December 17, 2016 in a local nursing facility. Mrs. Miller was born September 15, 1927 in Fayetteville, AR. She was a retired school teacher from the Texarkana, Arkansas ISD. She was a member of Cross View Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband Weldon R. Miller; a son and daughter-in-law Wayne and Linda Miller.Survived by...
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Alice Faye Johnston Belk

June 16, 1941 - December 17, 2016

Alice Faye Johnston Belk, 75 of Texarkana, AR passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2016. She was born on June 16, 1941 in Texarkana, TX. Mrs Belk was member of Northside Assembly of God and a substitute teacher with the Genoa Arkansas schools and lifetime member of the P.T.A. in Genoa, AR.She was preceded in death by her daughter Pam Cooper.Survivors include three sons and daughter in law,...
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Sharon Kay Schrupp

September 17, 1950 - December 13, 2016

Sharon Kay Schrupp, 66, of Fouke, AR passed away December 13, 2016 in a local hospital. Mrs. Schrupp was born September 17,1950 in Lewisville, AR. Survivors include her husband, Dale Schrupp of Fouke, AR; son, Jason Schrupp of Fouke, AR; daughter and son-in-law, Juanita and Drew Wheeler of Fouke, AR; son and daughter-in-law, Troy and Missie Kasch of Fouke, AR; brothers, Andrew Givens of Genoa,...
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Lewis Darrell Montgomery

September 2, 1944 - December 10, 2016

Lewis Darrell Montgomery, 72 of Texarkana, Texas passed away at his home on December 10, 2016. Lewis was born on September 2, 1944 in Tulare, CA. He was a maintenance supervisor in the rental industry. He was a Christian and a member of Buchanan First Baptist Church.Preceded in death by his wife Mearlene Montgomery in 2014.Survived by one son and daughter-in-law Slate and Holly Montgomery of...
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Gennie Rose Nall

April 18, 1928 - December 9, 2016

Gennie Rose Nall 88 of Texarkana, Arkansas passed away December 9, 2016 in a local nursing home.Mrs. Nall was born April 18, 1928 in Cass County , Texas. She was a homemaker and was preceded in death by her husband J. A. Nall.Survivors include her sister, Thelma Jewell of Texarkana, Texas and many nieces and nephews.Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 Monday, December 12, 2016 in East Funeral...
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Rebecca Ann Ragsdale

October 13, 1978 - December 2, 2016

Rebecca Ann Ragsdale, 38 of Texarkana, TX passed away Friday, December 2, 2016 in Texarkana, TX in an accident. Ms. Ragsdale was born October 13, 1978 in Texarkana, TX. She was a home makerSurvived by two sons Brandon and James Heath both of Hooks, TX; one daughter Olivia Rich of Virginia; one sister Jesse Strickland of Redwater, TX; mother Alisa Ragsdale Burrows and grandmother Wilma Ragsdale...
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Morris Jeffery

March 21, 1950 - November 29, 2016

Morris Jeffery, 66, of Texarkana, AR passed away November 29, 2016 in a local hospital. Mr. Jeffery was born March 21, 1950 in Pineville, LA. Survivors include his wife, Viola Jeffery of Texarkana, AR; sons, Morris Jeffery, Jr. and Matthew Jeffery of Texarkana, AR; daughters, Marilyn Thorndyke and Priscilla Jeffery both of Texarkana, AR; brothers, William Jeffery and Johnny Ralph Jeffery of...
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Lanora Jo Glaze

September 16, 1929 - November 24, 2016

Lanora Jo Glaze, 87 of Texarkana, Texas passed away November 24, 2016 in a local hospital. Mrs. Glaze was born September 16, 1929 in Clinton, OK. She was a homemaker and a Methodist.Preceded in death by her husband John G. Glaze and a granddaughter Carrie Amanda Tidwell. Survived by two daughters and sons-in-law Sherrye and Terry Tidwell of Daingerfield, TX, and Joanne and Bill LInk of...
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Eunice C. Ellis

November 4, 1927 - November 22, 2016

Eunice C. Ellis, 89, of Queen City, TX passed away November 22, 2016 in an Atlanta, TX nursing home. Mrs. Ellis was born November 4, 1927 in Jackson MS. She was retired from D&Z.She was preceded in death by her husband, Darrel Ellis; a daughter, Rita Cross; a son, Jerry Wayne Ellis; and a granddaughter, Tracy Brannon.Survivors include her sons and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Martha Everett...
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Helen Lorene Andres

January 27, 1918 - November 20, 2016

Helen Lorene Andres, 98, of Texarkana, AR passed away November 20, 2016 in Mena, AR. Mrs. Andres was born January 27, 1918 in Parsons, KS. She was a member of St. Edwards Catholic Church and Silver Circle.She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred L. Andres, Sr.Survivors include her son, Alfred L. Andres, Jr. and his wife, Bobbie of Texarkana, TX; daughter, Shelba Collins and her...
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Jewell I. Carter

April 10, 1937 - November 18, 2016

Jewell Carter 79 of Texarkana, Texas passed away November 18, 2016 at her residence.Mrs. Carter was born April 10, 1937 in Garland, Arkansas. She retired after 30 years of distinguished service at Red River Army Depot and was a lifetime member of St. Edwards Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her mother Ruby Maybell Cook and her son Vernon Michael Carter. Survivors include her...
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Greg Jones

October 5, 1967 - November 18, 2016

Greg Jones, 49, of Texarkana, AR passed away November 18, 2016 in a local hospital. Mr. Jones was born October 5, 1967 in Texarkana, AR. Survivors include his parents, Bula and Odell Kegley; sisters, Darla Nix of Texarkana, AR and Jennie Campbell of Longview, TX; brothers, Dennis Kegley and Cardell Kegley both of Queen City, TX.No services are schedule.Cremation arrangements are under the...
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Mark A. Smyth

September 19, 1953 - November 15, 2016

Mark. A. Smyth, 63, of Texarkana, AR passed away November 15, 2016 in a local hospital. Mr. Smyth was born September 19, 1953 in Hope, AR. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jessica Noel Smyth; and a brother, Scott Smyth.Survivors include his daughter, Nicole Smyth of Texarkana, AR; son, Joe Mark Smyth of Texarkana, TX; sister, Denissa Smyth of Texarkana, TX and Teresa Fontenot of...
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Debra Lynn Black

July 21, 1958 - November 7, 2016

Debra L. Black, 58, of Texarkana, TX passed away November 7, 2016 in a local hospital. Mrs. Black was born July 21, 1958. Survivors include her husband, Bert Black of Texarkana, TX; son and daughter-in-law, Clint and Melinda Black of Texarkana, TX; step grandchildren, Taylor and Ryan Smith; and sister, Mary Watson of Texarkana, TX.Service will be 10 a.m., Friday, November 11, 2016 at East...
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Freddy Cardin Mann

December 13, 1923 - November 6, 2016

Freddy Cardin Mann 92 of Texarkana, Texas passed away November 6, 2016 in a local retirement center.Mrs. Mann was born December 13, 1923 in Marthasville,La. She was a retired beautician and was a member of Buchanan First Baptist Church.Survivors include her two daughters; Genevieve Hairston of Farmers Branch, Texas and Sandra Power of Texarkana,Texas. Mrs. Mann is also survived by three...
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Dorman Eugene Williams

December 5, 1929 - November 6, 2016

Dorman "Dobie" Williams, 86 of Hope, AR. passed away Sunday, November 6, 2016 in a local hospital. Mr. Williams was born December 5, 1929 in Patmos, AR. He was retired from REA Electric. Preceded in death by his wife Eleanor Williams.Survived by two sons and daughters -in-law Tony and Brenda Williams and Randy and Becky Williams both of Texarkana, AR. One granddaughter Megan...
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Ervine Ochsenbein

September 26, 1935 - November 1, 2016

Ervine Ochsenbein, 81, of Nash, TX passed away on Tuesday November 1, 2016 at a local hospital. She was born on September 26, 1935 in Columbus, OH. Mrs. Ochsenbein was a retired manager for McDonald's restaurant.She is preceded in death by her husband Richard H. "Dominos Pizza Man" Ochsenbein, Sr. Survivors include son Richard Ochsenbein, Jr. of Nash, TX; two daughters, Patricia...
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John Robert Erwin

July 16, 1947 - October 21, 2016

John Robert Erwin, Sr., 69, of Stillwater, OK passed away October 21, 2016 in Stillwater, OK. Mr. Erwin was born July 16, 1947. He was a Vietnam War veteran serving in the U. S. Air Force.Survivors include his son, Robert Erwin, Jr. of Stillwater, OK; father, John P. Erwin of Kingwood, TX; brother, Kenneth Erwin of Kingwood, TX; nieces, Angela Gaddy of Houston, TX, Cassandra Whitton of Austin,...
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Elaine Elaine Sewell

July 23, 1934 - October 19, 2016

Elaine Sewell, 82, of Texarkana, AR passed away October 19, 2016 in a local hospital. Mrs. Sewell was born July 23, 1934 in Streetman, TX. She was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church; and Eastern Star #576.She was preceded in death by a son, Wayne Sewell; son-in-law, Fred Barker, III; and two sisters.Survivors include her husband, Don Sewell of Texarkana, AR; daughters and son-in...
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James Marlin Sanders

July 13, 1941 - October 16, 2016

James Marlin Sanders, 75, of Fouke, AR passed away October 16, 2016 in a local hospital. Mr. Sanders was born July 13, 1941 in Doddridge, AR. He was a Fouke City Council Alderman and a member of Oak Grove Holiness Assembly Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sylvester and Susie Sanders; sister, Vivian Bean; daughter, Monica Sanders; and a niece, Karen Crabtree.Survivors include...
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James Pauldon HART

November 6, 1940 - October 16, 2016

James Hart, 75, of Texarkana, AR passed away October 16, 2016 in a local assisted living facility. Mr. Hart was born November 6, 1940 in Gurdon, AR. He was an ordained Deacon and Elder for Christ Nations Church; retired from Cooper Tire after 36 years; and served in the Army National Guard.Survivors include his wife, Joyce Ann Hart of Texarkana, TX; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Kristi...
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Margaret Annette Black

January 12, 1925 - October 5, 2016

Annette Black, 91, of Texarkana, AR passed away October 5, 2016 at her home. Mrs. Black was born January 12, 1925 in Texarkana, AR. She was a life long member of Rondo United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Hartwell Black.Survivors include her sons and daughter-in-law, Ed and Pat Black and Philip Black all of Texarkana, AR; grandchildren, Deanna and Kyle Harding of...
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