Our Obituaries

John Eddie Agan

August 28, 1956 - December 5, 2017

John Eddie Agan, 61 of Texarkana, AR passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017 in a local hospital. John was an Air Force veteran and retired from Red River Army Depot.He was preceded in death by his parents Martha Ramsey and Joe Agan.Survived by his wife Ann Agan of Texarkana; one daughter Mandy Agan and son John Agan, Jr. both of Texarkana; one brother and sister-in-law Danny and Kathy Agan of...
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Billy Wayne Qualls

September 15, 1948 - December 3, 2017

Billy Wayne Qualls, Sr., 69, of Tyler, TX passed away December 3, 2017 in Tyler, TX. Mr. Qualls was born September 15, 1948 in Genoa, AR. He was a Christian; self-employed carpenter; and in maintenance at Central Freight.Survivors include his wife, Linda Qualls; son, Billy Wayne Qualls, Jr.; daughters, Yolanda Starbuck and Yvonne Forrester; sister, Bertha Hickey; brother. Herbert Qualls; 10...
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Daisy Bilek Bergt

August 18, 1932 - December 1, 2017

Daisy Bilek Bergt, 85, of Texarkana, TX passed away December 1, 2017 at her home. Mrs. Bergt was born August 18, 1932 in Texarkana, TX. She was a member of Buchanan United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frankie Lewis Bergt; parents, Frank and Madie Bilek; sisters, Norma Cochran Fields and Evelyn Steele; brother, Frank (Dizzy) Bilek Jr. Survivors include her sister,...
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Vernon Odel Harless

October 4, 1939 - November 30, 2017

Vernon (John) Harless, 78, of Texarkana, AR passed away November 30, 2017 in a local hospital. Mr. Harless was a veteran of the U. S. Navy. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce, and multiple brothers and sisters that passed away before him.Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Galen; son and daughter-in-law, Vernon, Jr. and Kari;...
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Mary Kathern Bunting

August 29, 1929 - November 25, 2017

Kathern Bunting, 88, of Redwater, TX passed away in a local hospital on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Mrs. Bunting was born August 29, 1929 in Bowie County, TX. She was a member of Red Springs First Baptist Church and retired from Christus St. Michael Health Center. Preceded in death by her husband of 62 years Jack Bunting.She is survived by a daughter Elizabeth Rosenbaum of Hope, AR;...
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Herman Reynolds

September 3, 1935 - November 24, 2017

Funeral services for Mr. Reynolds will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Full Gospel Tabernacle . Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of East Funeral Home, Texarkana, TX.
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Claudia Bennett

October 31, 1949 - November 23, 2017

Claudia Bennett, 68 of Texarkana, AR passed away November 23, 2017 in a Little Rock, AR hospital. Mrs. Bennett was born October 31, 1949 in Mandeville, AR. She was a member of Landmark United Pentecostal Church. Survivors include her husband, J. L. Bennett of Texarkana, AR; sons and daughters-in-law, Doug and Monique Burns of Texarkana, AR, Jay and January Bennett of Texarkana, AR and Danny Burns...
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Cynthia Jane Fleming

August 14, 1936 - November 16, 2017

Cynthia Jane Fleming, 81, of Texarkana, TX passed away at home on November 16, 2017. Mrs. Fleming was born August 14, 1936 in Memphis, TN. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Member of the Order of the Eastern Star-Chapter #700, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and long time Girl Scout leader. Mrs. Fleming was a member of Red Springs Baptist Church.Preceded in...
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Olliewees McKamie Maxey

March 26, 1928 - November 15, 2017

Olliewees McKamie Maxey, 89, of Texarkana, TX passed away November 15, 2017 in a local hospital. Mrs. Maxey was born March 26, 1928 in Johnson City, AR. She was a Baptist.She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Maxey; daughter, Ann Rogers; and grandsons, Kayle Ivy and Matt Peyton.Survivors include her daughters, Lynn Hall, Jeannie Grisham, Leslee Cleghorn, and Terrie Crochet; sons, Ray...
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Blake Michael Sanford

March 12, 1993 - November 14, 2017

Blake M. Sanford, 24, of Texarkana, TX passed away November 14, 2017 at his home. Mr. Sanford was born March 12, 1993 in Texarkana, TX. He was a member of Oak Ridge Baptist Church, Marietta, TX.He was preceded in death by his father, Chris Sanford; and grandfather, Jerry L. Finney.Survivors include his wife, Maegan Costello; daughter, Kendyll Sanford; grandmother, Joyce Finney; brother, Beau...
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Melita Sue McGuire

December 17, 1950 - November 12, 2017

Melita Sue Eubanks McGuire of Texarkana, Texas passed away November 12, 2017 in Texarkana, AR.Melita was born December 17, 1950 in St. Michael's Hospital in Texarkana, Arkansas. Survivors include her husband, James McGuire; her twin sister, Juanita, and husband Richard Ross; three sons and granddaughters-in-law, Tobin and Brandy Sharp, Robert and Kristen Sharp and Samuel Westley Megason;...
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Louise Lorene Frye

February 24, 1928 - November 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Funeral Home, Texarkana, TX.
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Eva Ruth Eubanks

July 13, 1916 - November 4, 2017

Eva Ruth Eubanks, 101 of Texarkana, Texas passed away November 4, 2017 in Texarkana, Arkansas.Mrs. Eubanks was born July 13, 1916 in Ashdown, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Britt Eubanks.Survivors include her twin daughters and sons-in-law, Juanita and Richard Ross and Melita and James McGuire; four grandsons and granddaughters-in-law, Chris and Debbie Ross, Tobin and Brandy...
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William Ray Silvey

March 8, 1920 - November 4, 2017

William Ray Silvey of Texarkana, AR. died Saturday, November 4, 2017 in a local hospital. He was born to parents, Will and Allie Starrit Silvey March 8, 1920, in Willisville, Arkansas. He was a WW II veteran and retired from Red River Arsenal. He was a long-time member of Fairview United Methodist Church where he had served in many capacities. Mr. Silvey was preceded in death by his parents...
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David Lee Williams

December 3, 1960 - October 29, 2017

David Lee Williams, 56, of Texarkana, TX passed away October 29, 2017 in a local hospital. Mr. Williams was born December 3, 1960 in Texarkana, AR. He was a Christian and a U. S. Army veteran.He was preceded in death by his daughter, Dominique Williams.Survivors include his son, David Williams Jr., daughter, Deanna Williams; daughter and son-in-law, Brigitt and Derrod Williams; grandchildren,...
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Stacey Michelle Hogue

August 21, 1968 - October 23, 2017

Stacey Michelle Hogue, age 49 passed away on Monday, October 23, 2017. Stacey was born August 21, 1968. She was a Christian.She was preceded in death by her husband, Mike Hogue and her father, Bobby F. Yarbrough.Survivors include her son, Taylor Hogue; mother, Manya Yarbrough; sisters and brothers-in-law, Debra and Paul Snyder and Stephanie and Esteban Torres; brother, Alvin Yarbrough; brother-in...
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Mary E. Davis

December 19, 1951 - October 20, 2017

Mary E Davis, 65 of Texarkana, AR passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017 at a local hospice. She was born on December 19, 1951 in Dumas, AR. She was co-owner of Gene and Sons Appliances.Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Davis; son Jason Hubbard and sister Pearl Goodman. Survivors include four daughters, Linda J. White of Texarkana, TX, Lisa Smith of Jonesboro, AR, Marie Davis...
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Mattie Young

January 18, 1951 - October 17, 2017

Mattie Young, 66 of Texarkana, AR. passed away at her home. Mrs. Young was born January 18, 1951 in North Carrollton, MS. She is a member of Full Gospel Tabernacle Church. Preceded in death by her husband was Tommy Joe Young.Survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Scotty Fisher and Charmane and Larry Bracknell; one son and daughter-in-law, Tom Lee and Mellissa Young; six...
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Dorothy Wood Smith

December 24, 1932 - October 17, 2017

Dorothy Wood Smith, 84 of Fouke, AR passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at a local nursing home.She was born on December 24, 1932 in Fouke, AR. Mrs. Smith was a member of Pisgah Baptist Church and a homemaker.She is preceded in death by a daughter, Debra Jo Smith and a sister, Christine Milam.Survivors include her husband Eugene Smith of Fouke, AR; two sons and daughter-in-law Ron Smith of...
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James Kenneth Davis

January 31, 1935 - October 10, 2017

Kenneth Davis, 82 of Texarkana, AR. passed away Tuesday at Davis Farms in Ogden, AR. Mr. Davis was born January 31, 1935 In Ogden, AR. He graduated from Ashdown High School in 1952 and graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1956 with a degree in Agronomy. After college he returned to Little River County to manage and operate Davis Farms until his death. He was a member of First...
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Danita Kay Gallagher

August 14, 1959 - October 7, 2017

Danita Kay Gallagher, 58 of Texarkana, TX. passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017 in a local hospice facility. Mrs. Gallagher was born August 14, 1959 in Amarillo, TX. Worked many years for the Federal Court System of the Southern District of Arkansas. She is survived by her husband Robert Gallagher of Texarkana, TX; one daughter Karah Walker of Port Lavaca, TX; one son Eric Gallagher of...
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Tommy E. Orr

October 24, 1946 - October 7, 2017

Tommy Orr, 70, of Texarkana, TX passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at a local nursing home. He was born on October 27, 1946 in Texarkana, TX.Mr. Orr was retired from Red river Army Depot and was a veteran in the U.S. Army and a Vietnam Veteran.Survivors included cousin Sharon and Rick White of Hawkins, TX and a number of others cousins.Family will receive friends from 11am to 12pm on...
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Megan Marie Brewer

July 18, 1980 - October 4, 2017

Megan Marie Brewer, 37 of Texarkana, TX. passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 in a Dallas hospital. Megan was born July 18, 1980 in Phoenix, AZ. She is preceded in death by a brother, Matthew Brewer and a daughter Malloree Brewer.She is survived by her parents Ben and Debra Brewer of Genoa, AR. and Todd Forbes (Pamela) of Tracy, CA; two sons, Camron Norton of Genoa, AR. and Case Hall of Japan;...
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Melissa Fricks Clayton

March 25, 1970 - September 23, 2017

Melissa Fricks Clayton, 47 of Fouke, Arkansas passed away September 23, 2017 at her home.Mrs. Clayton was born March 25, 1970 in Texarkana,Texas. She was a Baptist and a homemaker.Survivors include her parents Don and Vicky Fricks; a son and daughter-in-law, Corey and Candis Fricks; daughter, Chelsey DavisFour grandchildren, Lainey Brooks, Emma Davis, Lennon Fricks and Lukas Fricks. Mrs. Clayton...
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Bobbie Jean Bennett

July 8, 1933 - September 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Funeral Home, Texarkana, TX.
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Tammie Rena Harvin

December 18, 1961 - September 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Funeral Home, Texarkana, TX.
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Linda Applegate Northcutt

November 1, 1945 - September 13, 2017

Linda Applelgate Northcutt, 71 of Texarkana,TX passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at a local nursing home. She was born on November 1, 1945 in Emmett, AR. She the owner of Linda's Day Care and retired from St Michaels Hospital.Survivors included son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Cheryl Northcutt of Texarkana, TX; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and John Brown of Florida; mother,...
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Christine B. Mills

December 20, 1957 - September 10, 2017

Christine Bell Mills, 59, of Texarkana, TX passed away September 10, 2017 in a local nursing home. Mrs. Mills was born December 20, 1957 in Texarkana, AR.She was preceded in death by her mother, Cary Edith Matthews Stone; father, Rolling Claude Matthews; brother, Roland Claude Matthews; brother and sister-in-law, Charles Eugene and Pat Matthews; brother, James Ray Matthews; and sisters, Jo Ann...
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Jason Alexander Hubbard

February 5, 1986 - September 9, 2017

Jason A. Hubbard, 31, of Texarkana, AR passed away September 9, 2017 at his home. Jason was born February 5, 1986 in Clarksville, AR. Preceded in death by his father Gene Davis.Survivors include his mother, Mary Davis, Texarkana, AR; brothers, Gene Davis, Jr. of Texarkana, AR, Mark Davis of Texarkana, TX, Tim Davis of Jonesboro, AR, Sammy Hubbard of Austin, TX, Nathan Hubbard of Texarkana, AR and...
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Keegan Zayne Daniels

March 6, 2017 - September 3, 2017

Keegan Zayne Daniels, six months, of Texarkana, AR passed away September 3, 2017 in Texarkana, TX. Keegan was born March 6, 2017, in Texarkana, TX. He was preceded in death by his brother, Phillip Brady Powell. Survivors include his mother, Starr Freeman of Texarkana, AR; father, Keenan Daniels of Texarkana, AR; brothers, Ashtyn Daniels, Kelian Daniels and Isaiah Daniels; sister, De'Asia...
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Patrick Boyce Davis

June 6, 1980 - August 28, 2017

Patrick Boyce Davis, 37 of Wake Village, TX. passed away in a local hospital on August 28, 2017. Patrick was born June 6, 1980 in Texarkana, TX. He was a Baptist and was certified in HVAC repair and installation.He was preceded in death by his father David Ross Davis.Survivors include his mother Betty of Wake Village, TX; one son Joshua Patrick Davis of Dallas, TX; two brothers and a sister...
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Danny Jeffery

December 7, 1951 - August 27, 2017

Danny Jeffery, 65, of Texarkana, AR passed away August 27, 2017 in Newark, OH. Mr. Jeffery was born December 7, 1951 in Memphis, TN. He was a member of Full Gospel Tabernacle.He was preceded in death by his son, Adam Jeffery; and his father, Whitey Jeffery.Survivors include his wife, Penny Jeffery of Texarkana, AR; sons and daughters-in-law, Danny Jeffery, Jr. and his wife, Angie, Bill Jeffery...
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Bonnie Braden

September 21, 1933 - August 27, 2017

Bonnie Braden 83, of Ashdown, AR passed away August 27, 2017 in a local hospital. Mrs. Braden was born September 21, 1933 in Texarkana, AR. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Winthrop, AR.She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Braden; son, Donald Braden; and daughter, Linda Gayle Braden.Survivors include her sons, David Braden of Genoa, AR, Steve Braden of Fouke, AR and...
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Gene S. Davis

March 9, 1941 - August 26, 2017

Gene S. Davis, 76 of Texarkana, AR passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at a local hospice. He was born on March 9, 1941 in Harrisburg, AR. Mr. Davis was the owner of Gene and Sons Appliance and a veteran of the U. S. Air Force.Survivors include his wife, Mary Davis of Texarkana, AR; four daughters, Linda J. White of Texarkana, TX, Lisa Smith of Jonesboro, AR, Marie Davis of Jonesboro, AR and...
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Charles Eugene Newman

December 31, 1952 - August 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Funeral Home, Texarkana, TX.
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Mildred Hall Keeth

September 27, 1932 - August 23, 2017

Mildred Hall Keeth, 84 of Wake Village, TX. passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2017. She was born September 27, 1932 in Monticello, AR. She is retired from Belk Jones and was a Christian. Mrs. Keeth is preceded in death her husband Cranford Hall, one son Rennell Hall, sister Nellie Chambers and parents John and Delphia Craig.Survived by a daughter and son-in-law Thomas and Debora Stanley of...
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Lawrence Elbert Cooper

July 1, 1948 - August 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Funeral Home, Texarkana, TX.
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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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Arthur Allan Ratliff

December 13, 1946 - June 26, 2017

In memory of Arthur Allan Ratliff, JR. December 13, 1946 - June 26, 2017Mr. Arthur Allan Ratliff, Jr. (Art) born in Texarkana, Arkansas, Dec 13, 1946 has passed on to be with Father God and His Son Jesus on June 26, 2017. At the time of Mr. Ratliff's passing he made his home in Chambersburg PA. with his spouse Frances (Fran) M. Horton-Ratliff in Chambersburg, PA. He is preceded in death by his...
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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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