Our Obituaries

Bonni Jo Tackett Eckstein

July 11, 1958 - August 16, 2017

Bonni Jo Tackett Eckstein, 59, of Hooks, TX passed away August 16, 2017 in a local hospice facility. Mrs. Eckstein was born July 11, 1958 in Clarksville, TX. She worked at Opportunities, Inc.She was preceded in death by her husband, Mark Eckstein.Survivors include her brothers and sisters-in-law, Neal and Neya Tackett of Hooks, TX and Keith and Deborah Tackett of Fred, TX; nieces and nephews and...
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Cassidy Briana Villa

April 20, 1997 - August 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Funeral Home, Texarkana, TX.
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Kathy Lynn Dodson

April 28, 1952 - August 5, 2017

Kathy Lynn Dodson of Texarkana, Arkansas passed away on August 5, 2017. Kathy was born on April 28, 1952 in Amarillo, Texas. She graduated from Clarksville High School in Clarksville, Texas. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Masters Degree in clinical psychology from East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas. She was a psychological examiner for Northeast Texas MHMR Center...
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Victor Samuel Thomas

November 9, 1962 - August 4, 2017

Victor Samuel Thomas, 54, of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, went to be with The Lord on August 2, 2017. The son of the late Victor Francis Thomas and Marceline Hackett-Thomas. Victor was born November 9, 1962 in Texarkana, Texas. Mr. Thomas was the co-founder and CEO of Enter Circle Pictures, where he served as a director, screenwriter and talent scout. Most recently, Victor co-founded Enter Circle...
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James Lee Scoggins

October 27, 1950 - July 31, 2017

James L. Scoggins, age 66, of Nash, Texas passed from this life and went to be with His Lord on July 31, 2017. James was born October 27, 1950 in Magnolia, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gale Scoggins and his parents James Arthur Scoggins and Billie Jo Owen Scoggins. He is survived by his dear friends Bobbie Wright and Larry & Janice Shumate, who cared for James when he...
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Joseph Samuel Oswald

August 7, 1917 - July 30, 2017

Joseph Samuel Oswald, 99 of Hooks, TX passed away on July 30, 2017 at his home. He was born on August 7, 1917 in Fouke, AR.Mr. Oswald is preceded in death by his wife Lemma Helen Oswald and two daughters, Ouidamae Neal and June Hightower.Survivors include seven grandchildren, Joy Cowley and her husband Glenn of Fouke, AR, Barry Hanson of Queen City, TX, Ranay Ballan of Little Rock, AR, Joey Neal...
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John Davis Locke

June 14, 1936 - July 23, 2017

John was born on 14 June 1936 in Richmond, (Little River County) AR. He was born to Mary Kate Davis Beck and Walker Beck. Mary Kate didn't survive his birth. The very young dad was unable to raise a newborn, so Will Matt and Cora Davis Locke eagerly adopted him and gave him a wonderful home and life.His earlier education was spent in the Texarkana AR ISD where his father was Superintendent of...
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Billy Gene Bales

December 29, 1954 - July 15, 2017

Billy Gene Bales, 62 of Saratoga, AR passed away on Saturday, July 15, in a Little Rock , AR hospital. He was born on December 29, 1954 in Farmington, MO.Survivors included his wife, Sharon Bales of Saratoga, AR; three daughters and sons-in-law, Mallory Bales of Saratoga, AR, Beverly and Tino Foster of Hooks, TX and Kelly and Michael Plunkett of Hooks, TX; brother, Ron Bales of Ironton, MO and 7...
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Alice Ruby Quillin

June 27, 1921 - July 6, 2017

Alice Hatchett Quillin, 96, of Garland, TX passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017 in Dallas, TX. She was born on June 27, 1921 in Texarkana, AR. Mrs. Quillin was a member of First Baptist Church-Moores Lane in Texarkana, TX and Fivestone Community Church in Garland, TX.She is preceded in death by her husband, George Quillin, two sons, Denny and Richard Quillin, daughter, Barbara Quillin Randolph,...
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Vera Wallace

December 11, 1920 - July 5, 2017

Vera Wallace, 96, of Texarkana, TX passed away July 5, 2017 in a local hospital. Mrs. Wallace was born December 11, 1920 in Perkins, OK . She was of the Christian faith.She was preceded in death by her husband Calvert James Wallace in 2004; sons, Dickie Wallace, Danny Wallace, Johnny Wallace and Donny Wallace.Survivors include her daughter, Sharon Dudley; sons, Lynn Wallace, Dale Wallace and...
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Lance Vann Peavy

July 17, 1968 - July 5, 2017

Lance Vann Peavy, 48 of Texarkana, TX. passed away in a Houston hospital on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Lance was born July 17, 1968 in Texarkana, TX. He is preceded in death by his parents J.W. Peavy and Betty Peavy.Survived by two daughters Kayla Peavy (Jake Procella) and Loren Dyer (Kurtis); one son Jacob Peavy; two brothers Danny (Nicole) Peavy and Joey (Laura) Peavy; three grandchildren...
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Holly Raymond CATES

January 28, 1942 - July 2, 2017

Holly Raymond Cates, 75, of Texarkana, AR passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at a local hospital. He was born on January 28, 1942 in Lubbock, TX. Mr. Cates was a member of Highland Church of Christ and a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corp.He is preceded in death by his wife Maxine Cates, son Richie Harbour, two daughters, Barbara Finley and Debbye Cates.Survivors include, two daughters and sons-in...
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Raymond L. Gray

September 27, 1917 - June 26, 2017

Rev. Raymond L. Gray, 99 of Texarkana, TX. passed away June 26, 2017.Rev. Gray was born September 27, 1917 in English, Texas. He was the retired Baptist minister from Milstead Baptist Church in Conyers, Georgia.Survivors include his wife Carolyn Sue Carnley Gray; two daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth Wall Winters and Dr. Abram L. Winters and Patti and Craig Petraszewsky and two sons and daughter-in...
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Kenneth C. Cole

September 4, 1927 - June 23, 2017

Kenneth C. Cole, 89 of Texarkana, TX. passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 in a local hospital. Mr. Cole was born September 4, 1927 in Morgantown, WV. He was a Christian by faith, retired President and Board Chairman of PICOMA Industries and an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan. He was preceded in death by a special grandson Kenny B. Dale.He is survived by his wife Barbara Hartline-Cole of Texarkana,...
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Michael D. Sharp

June 21, 1947 - June 20, 2017

Michael D. Sharp "Mike", 69, of Texarkana, TX passed away June 20, 2017 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born June 21, 1947 in Texarkana, TX.He was preceded in death by his parents Lea and Gibson Sharp and his brother Larry Sharp.He is survived by Gayle, his loving wife of 53 years along with one niece and nephew, and brother-in-law and wife, Guy and Tana...
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Martha Ann Book

February 12, 1929 - June 17, 2017

Martha Ann Book 88 of Texarkana, Texas passed away June 17, 2017 in a local hospital.Mrs. Book was born February 12, 1929 in Texarkana, Texas. She was retired from the Pleasant Grove Independent School District where she was employed for 30 years. She graduated from North Texas State in Denton, Texas where she received her Associates and Bachelors Degree and went to East Texas State in Commerce...
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Wallace Davis

June 14, 1953 - June 16, 2017

Wally Davis, 64, of Texarkana, TX died Friday, June 16, 2017, in a local hospital.Wally was born on June 14, 1953 in San Antonio TX. Survivors include his mother, Louise Davis of Texarkana, one sister and brother-in-law, April and Jeff Elliott of Centennial, CO, one nephew, Ethan Elliott of New York, NY, and one niece, Paige Elliott of Centennial, CO. Wally was preceded in death by his father,...
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Gladys Mavis Dinkins

June 29, 1927 - June 14, 2017

Gladys M. Dinkins, 89, of Melissa, TX passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at her home. She was born June 29, 1927 in Garland, AR.Mrs. Dinkins was preceded in death by a son Raymond Dinkins and a daughter Delores Slayton. Survivors include her husband, Timothy Dinkins of Melissa, TX; son, Rod Dinkins of Texarkana, AR; two daughters, Effie Dinkins and Hazel Dinkins both of Melissa, TX; two...
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Retired Officer Holland Bennett

October 16, 1932 - June 8, 2017

Retired Officer Holland "Red" Bennett, 84, of Texarkana, TX passed away June 8, 2017 in a local hospital. Mr. Bennett was born October 16, 1932 in White Oaks, GA. He retired from the U. S. Army after 29 and a half years. He was a member of Northern Hills Baptist Church.Survivors include his wife, Leslie Bennett of Texarkana, TX; son and daughter-in-law, Gordon and Joe Hellen Bennett...
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William Harold McGee

September 12, 1926 - May 19, 2017

Chief William H. McGee, 90 of Texarkana, TX. passed away Friday, May 19, 2017 in a local hospital. Chief McGee was born September 12, 1926 in Texarkana, TX. He was a Marine veteran of WWII. He began his public service career in 1949 with the Texarkana Texas Police Dept. serving as Chief from 1968 until his retirement in 1985. He then joined Bowie County Probation Dept. in 1985 serving as Chief...
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Bobbie Lorene Johnson

September 8, 1927 - May 11, 2017

Bobbie Lorene Johnson, 89 of Texarkana, AR. passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017. Mrs. Johnson was born September 8, 1927 in Texarkana, AR. She was a Baptist. Preceded in death by her husband Rev. James K. Johnson, Sr. Survived by one daughter and son-in-law Linda and Steve Yarberry of Texarkana, AR; two sons and daughter-in-law Michael Johnson of Texarkana and James and Julia Johnson of...
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Nita Juanita Jones

January 14, 1925 - May 8, 2017

NIta (Mur) Jones, 92 of Texarkana, TX passed away in a local hospital on May 8, 2017. She was born in Texarkana, TX on January 14, 1925. Ms. Jones was a member of Highland Park Baptist Church and the Golden Angels which is a support group for surviving spouses of the United States Air Force WW II. Preceded in death by two husbands Raymond A. Cooley and William (Kack) Jones. Lieutenant Cooley...
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EllaRae Hope Giddens

April 28, 2017 - April 28, 2017

EllaRae Hope Giddens was born April 28, 2017. Her due date was to be November 14, 2017.She is survived by her parents Darrell and Mindy Giddens ; two sisters Tehya and Breanna Giddens; one brother Nathannel Giddens all of Texarkana ; grandparents Leroy and Linda Giddens of Doyline, LA., grandmother Sondra Kile of Nash, TX., grandfather and step grandmother John and Jane Kile of Rayne, LA; plus...
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Joseph A. Sterle

December 6, 1942 - April 28, 2017

Joseph A. Sterle, 74, of Texarkana, TX passed away April 28, 2017 at his home. Mr. Sterle was born December 6, 1942 in Tyler, TX. He was a graduate of University of Texas and the University of Houston; he was an attorney; member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church; and Knights of Columbus.He was preceded in death by his brothers, Frank Sterle, Sr. and Val J. Sterle, Jr.Survivors include his forever...
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Henry Louis Clift

June 22, 1933 - April 19, 2017

H.L.Clift, 83, of Texarkana,TX passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in a local nursing home. He was born on June 22, 1933 in Rayville, LA. Mr. Clift was preceded in death by his wife Nan E. Clift, two sons Terry and Phil Clift.Survivors included one son Chuck Clift of Texarkana,TX; daughter , Nancy Baldwin Of Texarkana, TX; sister-in-law, Betty Cook of Nashville, TN; grandchildren, Brandee...
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Evelyn Clotille Orihuela

December 10, 1923 - April 11, 2017

Evelyn Clotille Orihuela, 93, of Texarkana, TX passed away on Tuesday April 11, 2017 at a local nursing home. She was born on December 10, 1923 in Eros, LA. Retired from Dillards Department store and a member of St James Episcopal Church. Mrs. Orihuela was preceded in death by her husband, Louis "Tony" Orihuela, son John E. Dorris, daughter, Eunice Jeans, and granddaughter Kathy Dorris...
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Siu Lun Pang

March 23, 1941 - March 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Funeral Home, Texarkana, TX.
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Joyce B. Beasley

April 9, 1932 - March 23, 2017

Joyce Watson Beasley, 84, of Texarkana, TX passed away March 23, 2017 in a local assisted living. Mrs. Beasley was born April 9, 1932 in Doddridge, AR. She was preceded in death by her son, Kerry Watson; husbands, Lawrence Beasley and Donald Watson; and a daughter, Debra Watson.Survivors include her daughters, Karol Patrick and Holly Hawthorne both of Texarkana, TX; son, Rick Creecy of Texarkana,...
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Norman Justin Harwood

November 13, 1926 - March 15, 2017

Norman J. Harwood, 90, of Texarkana, Texas, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in a local assisted living. Mr. Harwood was born November 13, 1926 in Birdtown, Arkansas. He was a U. S. Army veteran of WWII, and was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. Before joining the postal service, he was a teacher and coach at Glen Rose- Malvern, Kildare, and Hooks. He was a member of Rose Hill Church of Christ...
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Nancy Elaine Gunter

November 21, 1946 - March 14, 2017

Nancy Gunter, 70, of Palestine, TX passed away March 14, 2017 in a Texarkana, TX hospital. Mrs. Gunter was born November 21, 1946 in Granby, MO. She was a member of Sagemont Church, Houston, TX.Survivors include her sons, Shelby Gunter of Ashdown, AR, Shane Gunter of League City, TX and Shawn Gunter of Oklahoma City, OK; sisters, Evelyn Goodson of Palestine, TX, Patricia Moore and Donna Hays...
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Joyce Kathleen Stone

June 26, 1940 - March 11, 2017

Joyce K. Stone, 76 of Texarkana, TX passed away March 11, 2017 at her home. She was born June 26, 1940 in Miller County, AR. Joyce was a member of First Baptist Church, Texarkana where she was a member of the Agape Sunday School Class. She was also part of the Care and Outreach Committee where she was chairperson for 4 years organizing food for the sick and bereaved. She was also a member of...
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John David Eubanks

August 16, 1942 - March 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Funeral Home, Texarkana, TX.
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Deborah Lynne Bowman

March 29, 1955 - March 10, 2017

Deborah Lynne Johnson Cope Dees Bowman, 61 of Texarkana, TX passed away on Friday, March 10, 2017 at a local hospice. She was born on March 29, 1955 in New Boston, TX.Survivors include son and daughter-in-law James and Holly Cope of Texarkana, TX; four sisters, Karen Edgar of Wake Village, TX, Donna Smith of Texarkana, TX, Kathy Ann Hall of Longview, TX and Sheila Denise Travis of Columbia, SC;...
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Ernestine W. Sluck

May 16, 1925 - March 5, 2017

Ernestine Sluck, of Texarkana,Texas, passed away Sunday morning, March 5, 2017 at her home. She was born Mary Ernestine Wyninegar on May 16,1925 in Naples, Texas, graduating from Naples High School. She was a loving and dedicated mother, and continued in that role once she began working in 1964 and, eventually retiring from Red River Army Depot's Procurement office.She is preceded in death...
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Charles Deville COOK

September 16, 1932 - March 5, 2017

Charles Deville Cook, 84 of Texarkana, TX. passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017 at a local hospital. Charles was born September 16, 1932 in Baltimore, MD. He was an artist all of his life. He was also an art director and publisher where he worked for Garden Way Company. He was also an Army veteran in the Korean conflict. Preceded in death by his wife Joan Marie Cook and a daughter Juliana Cook...
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Michael Dean HELTON

December 28, 1958 - March 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Funeral Home, Texarkana, TX.
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Jean Brown

September 21, 1935 - March 2, 2017

Jean Brown, 81, of Texarkana, TX passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017. She was born on September 21, 1935 in Curtis, AR. Mrs. Brown is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Howard "Windy" Brown, of Texarkana, TX; daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and Tommy Aaron of Franklin, TX; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Connie Brown of Hot Springs, AR; four grandchildren, Travis Aaron of...
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Gayl G. WILBUR

August 23, 1943 - February 26, 2017

Gayl Gates Wilbur,73, of Texarkana, TX passed away on February 26, 2017 at her home. She was born on August 23, 1943 in Texarkana, TX. Mrs. Wilbur was a member of Rose Hill Baptist Church and a member of the Texarkana Alzheimer's Foundation.Survivors include her husband Fletcher Wilbur of Texarkana, TX; two sons and daughters-in-law, Chris and Shay Wilbur of Texarkana, TX and Kelley and Lisa...
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William Darrel Fain

August 23, 1949 - February 16, 2017

Dr. William Darrel Fain, 67 of Texarkana, AR. passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017 in a Little Rock, AR. hospital. Dr. Fain was born August 23, 1949 in Stamps, AR. He was a member of Downtown First Baptist Church and a member of the American Dental Association. Graduated from the University Of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. Survived by his wife Susan Fain of Texarkana, AR;...
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Loretta Lela Broglin

August 4, 1931 - February 13, 2017

Loretta Broglin, 85 of Texarkana, AR. passed away on February 13, 2017 in a local nursing facility. Mrs. Broglin was born August 4, 1931 in Moro, AR. She was a homemaker and member of Faith Baptist Church.She is preceded in death by her husband Sherman Broglin; two sons James Calvin Broglin and Phillip Vance Broglin.Survivors are three daughters Anna Tracy of Petosky, MI., Barbara Hickman of...
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Dorsey Eugene Calicott

May 23, 1928 - February 11, 2017

Dorsey Calicott, 88, of Chicago, IL passed away February 11, 2017 in Quincy, IL. Mr. Calicott was born May 23, 1928 in Foreman, AR; He was a veteran of the U. S. Army and a member of Buchanan First Baptist Church.He was preceded in death by his wife, Bettie Calicott. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Lori and John Kowalski; son, Jeff Calicott; grandchildren, Chris Kowalski, Rebecca...
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Glen Glendon Johnson

May 22, 1949 - January 25, 2017

Glen Johnson, Sr., 67, of Hooks, TX passed away January 25, 2017 at a local hospital. Mr. Johnson was born May 22, 1949 in Texarkana, Arkansas. He was a member of Victory City Baptist Church.Survivors include his wife, Sharon Johnson of Hooks, TX; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Liz Shaw of Hooks, TX and Glen and Stephanie Johnson Jr. of Crawford, TX; three daughters and sons-in-law,...
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Ruby N. Seymore

February 20, 1932 - January 17, 2017

Ruby N. Seymore, 84, of Texarkana, TX passed away January 17, 2017 at her home. Mrs. Seymore was born February 20, 1932 in Heber Springs, AR. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Texarkana, AR and retired from Red River Army Depot.She was preceded in death by her husband, Dillon J. Seymore.Survivors include her son, Donald J. Seymore of Plano, TX; daughter and son-in-law, Dillona...
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Juanita Peavey

June 3, 1936 - January 10, 2017

Juanita Peavey, 80 of Texarkana, TX passed away January 10, 2017 in a local hospice facility. Mrs. Peavey was born June 3, 1936 in Jay, OK. She was a member of Eylau Hills Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Peavey, Sr.; and one granddaughter, Jessica Martin and one grandson Dalton Clepper.Survivors include her daughter, Janice Hutchinson of DeKalb, TX, sons,...
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Ruby L. McKinney

June 29, 1926 - January 2, 2017

Ruby L. McKinney, 90, of Texarkana, TX passed away January 2, 2017 in an Arlington, TX hospital. Mrs. McKinney was born June 29, 1926 in Woodward, OK. She was a member of Buchanan First Baptist Church and a homemaker.Mrs. McKinney was preceded in death by her husband, Frank McKinney and three sisters and one brother.Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, Sharon Thompson of Grand...
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George Wayne Davis

June 15, 1944 - December 16, 2016

George "Red" Davis, 72 of Wake Village, TX. passed away at his home on Friday, December 16, 2016. He was born June 15, 1944 in Fouke, AR. Red was a retired truck driver. Survived by a son Alvin Wright of New Boston, TX; one daughter Norweitta Damron of Fouke, AR; four sisters Patricia Davis, Linda Millis and Rita Bradshaw of Texarkana and Peggy Henderson of Nash, TX; two brothers...
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Edgar Foster Felps

August 30, 1924 - December 16, 2016

Edgar Foster Felps, 92, of Texarkana, TX, died on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 in a local nursing home. He was surrounded by his four children and many other relatives. Ed was born in Mobile, AL. His first job was with the Corps of Engineers. He joined the U. S. Navy in 1943, and through a mutual friend, Ed met his pen pal Kitty. They exchanged hundreds of letters during his naval service and were...
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Gerald Sherman Smith

September 14, 1943 - December 5, 2016

Gerald Sherman (Jerry) Smith, Jr. was born September 14, 1943 to Gerald Sherman Smith, Sr. and Edith Burkhalter Smith in Texarkana, Arkansas, both of whom have now greeted him into Heaven with open arms. He left this world on Monday, December 5, 2016 after a courageous battle with COPD. Jerry is survived by his incredibly loving and devoted wife of 47 years, Jean, and their son Jerry-Mike of...
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Cecilia Lois Lybyer

November 8, 1933 - November 29, 2016

Our Mother, Cecilia Lois Colbey Lybyer, started this life Nov. 8, 1933 in Rush Springs, Ok.Daughter to John Henry and Lola Rena Colbey. One of thirteen children, she grew up learning the dynamics of large family living, which prepared her for raising six children of her own. She was fiercely protective and loving of her siblings, and they have always played a huge role in her life. Sharing work...
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Bonnie Lockwood Tidwell Pierce

February 7, 1935 - November 19, 2016

Bonnie Lockwood Tidwell Pierce passed away peacefully surrounded by family Saturday afternoon, November 19, 2016. Bonnie was born February 7, 1935, in Glenwood, Arkansas. She worked as a Professional Caterer. Bonnie enjoyed cooking and sharing her passion of cooking with family and friends. She enjoyed reading, scrapbooking, and spending time with her family. Bonnie was known for her...
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Barbara Wester

January 31, 1938 - November 10, 2016

Barbara Wester, 78, of Texarkana, TX passed away November 10, 2016 in a local hospital. Mrs. Wester was born January 31, 1938 in Wewoka, OK. She was a member of Elks; Eagles; American Red Cross; and worked for FEMA.She was preceded in death by her sister, Patricia Ruth Steele; son, Robert David Wester; and husband, Jerry Neil Wester.Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Neil Wester of...
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Andy G. Neal

November 3, 1951 - November 9, 2016

Andy G. Neal, 65, of Genoa, AR passed away November 9, 2016 at his home. Mr. Neal was born November 3, 1951 in Nashville, AR. He was a bricklayer and a veteran of the U. S. Army. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Neal.Survivors include his mother, Lois Neal; brother, Timmy Neal; sisters, Janet Brown, Darlene Reed and Jo Ann Barker; daughter, Andrea Holt; granddaughters, Taylor...
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Betty Seros Tullis

October 4, 1939 - November 5, 2016

Betty Seros Tullis, 77 of Texarkana, Texas died Saturday, November 5, 2016 at home surrounded by family, caregivers and Hospice. She was born October 21, 1939 in Texarkana, AR. She graduated from Arkansas High School in 1957. Attended Texarkana College and East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas.Betty was full of life and made the best of all situations. May her be memory be eternal.She...
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Thomas Sellers

February 19, 1968 - October 20, 2016

Thomas "Big Tom" Sellers, Jr., 48, of Hooks, TX passed away October 20, 2016 in a Dallas, TX hospital. Mr. Sellers was born February 19, 1968 in Grand Prairie, TX. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Lynn Sellers, Sr.; and his brother-in-law, Duane McGaugh.Survivors include his wife, Tonyia Sellers of Hooks, TX; sons, Christopher Sellers and his wife, Amanda and Matthew...
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Felisha Shantai Shelton

September 25, 1983 - October 18, 2016

Felisha Shelton,33 of Atlanta, TX passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 in a local hospital. She was born on September 25, 1983 in Atlanta, TX.Survivors include mother and step-father, Cathy Shelton Harvey and Gary Harvey of Atlanta, TX, father, Alonzo Johnson of Texarkana, TX, brother Alex Shelton of Decatur, TX, sister, Tanilyah James of Texarkana, TX.Services will be 2pm Saturday, October...
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Lorene Lorene Waldon

July 8, 1925 - October 9, 2016

Lorene Waldon, 91, of Hooks, TX passed away October 9, 2016 in a local hospital. Mrs. Waldon was born July 8, 1925 in Dike, TX. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell Thonis Waldon.Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, Kaye and Jack Perez of Roseville, CA and Vicki Houff of Sacramento, CA; sons, Gary Waldon of New Boston, TX, Dave Waldon of Carmichael, CA and Keith Waldon of...
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Sandra Dean Jones

June 23, 1948 - October 4, 2016

Sandra D. Jones McHenry, 68, of Texarkana, TX passed away October 4, 2016 at her home. Mrs. McHenry was born June 23, 1948 in Springhill, LA. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Darlin Brandy Jones Wilson and Don Wilson; and granddaughter, Jordan Rochelle Jones all of Texarkana, TX; sister, Connie Boyd of Saratoga, AR; nieces, Shannon Lock and Kelly Sullivan; great niece Tarah...
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Charles W. Dixon

August 23, 1925 - October 4, 2016

Charles W. Dixon, 91, of Texarkana, AR passed away October 4, 2016 in a local hospital. Mr. Dixon was born August 23, 1925 in Oeniville, TX. He was a retired Chief Master Sergeant with the U. S. Air Force and a veteran of three wars - WWII, Korean war and Vietnam war.Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Martha Dixon, Rick and Frances Dixon and Roy and Lori Dixon; daughter...
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Glenda Sue Hawkins

March 10, 1935 - October 3, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of East Funeral Home, Texarkana, TX.
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Sue Coleman Hawkins

March 10, 1935 - October 3, 2016

Sue Coleman Hawkins, 81, of Texarkana, TX passed away October 3, 2016 in Grapevine,TX. Mrs. Hawkins was born March 10, 1935 in Foreman, AR. She was a member of the Foreman Music Club and Arthur Murray dance studio.Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and Dr. Robert Rausch of Grapevine, TX; sister, Carolyn Coleman of Ashdown, AR; beloved grandsons, Creed Barringer and his...
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Bobbie Jane Smith

August 10, 1933 - October 2, 2016

Bobbie Jane Smith, 83, of Texarkana, AR passed away October 2, 2016 in a local nursing home. Mrs. Smith was born August 10, 1933 in Fouke, AR. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Fouke, AR.She was preceded in death by her daughter, Bonnie Gilmer; and her parents, Millard and Melvin Lynn.Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Sheryle Smith of Wake Village, TX; daughters and...
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Harold Westley Aaron

April 15, 1934 - September 30, 2016

Harold "Wesley" Aaron, 82, of Texarkana, TX passed away September 30, 2016 at his home. Mr. Aaron was born April 15, 1934 in Texarkana, AR. He was preceded in death by his son, Kerry Hamilton; and his parents, Arlie and Edna (Greer) Aaron.Survivors include his wife, Jo Aaron of Texarkana, TX; daughters and sons-in-law, Pam Aaron of Texarkana, AR, Melanie and Jerry Cross of Texarkana,...
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Joyce E. YOUNG

September 22, 1933 - September 22, 2016

Joyce E. Young, 83, of Texarkana, TX passed away September 22, 2016 in a local emergency center. Mrs. Young was born February 9, 1933 in Texarkana, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Janie Brown and her sister, Patsy R. Brown.She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Jack Young; son, Marty C. Young; two grandsons, Christopher and John Young; sister, Mary Hayes, all of...
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Willodean J. Meek

July 23, 1923 - September 17, 2016

Willodean Ruth Jones Meek of Texarkana, Texas, formerly of Denison, Texas, passed away on September 17, 2016. Mrs. Meek was born on July 21, 1923, in Emerson, Arkansas to Titus Borden Jones and Francis Emma Harvey Jones. She was a homemaker and a member of Northwood Presbyterian Church of Texarkana, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Robert Meek with whom she enjoyed a...
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Raymond Bocox

January 5, 1925 - September 9, 2016

Raymond Bocox 91 of Texarkana,Texas passed away September 9, 2016 in a local retirement center.Mr. Bocox was born January 5, 1925 in Arden,Arkansas. He was the retired owner of Ashdown Tire Center a member of Central Baptist Church,Ashdown, Arkansas and a highly decorated WWII Army Veteran and the receipient of 2 Bronze Stars and 1 Purple Heart. He was preceded in death by his wife Pauline Bocox,...
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Charlie Jackson Starks

January 4, 1933 - September 8, 2016

Charlie Jackson Starks, Jr., 83, of Texarkana, AR passed away September 8, 2016 in a Plano, TX hospital. Charlie was born January 4, 1933 in Texarkana, AR. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Arkansas where he was an usher; member of North Heights Alumni Association; Cattlemen's Association; Farm Bureau Board; and a member of Miller Bowie Farmers Association for 43 years,...
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Andrew Garner Clemmons

February 17, 1979 - September 6, 2016

Andrew Clemmons passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Andrew was a devoted father, son, and brother. He loved being with family and had many close friends throughout his life.He was a devoted employee of Brookshires Grocery Company for seventeen years where he served as Market Manager. He was an avid fisherman and got the most joy in life watching his son play sports and daughter "cheer". ...
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Marie Tate Tye

October 10, 1919 - September 5, 2016

Marie Tate Tye, 96, of Texarkana, died September 5, 2016, at Cornerstone Retirement Community.Mrs. Tye was born October 10, 1919, in Blevins, Arkansas. She was a retired teacher from the Texarkana, Arkansas, School System where she spent more than 30 years teaching 9th grade English. Among her many students were her six children. She was a member of the Miller County Retired Teachers'...
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Wallace Edwin Embrey

January 31, 1930 - September 3, 2016

While resting peacefully at the Hospice of Texarkana (HOT) facility on Saturday the 3rd of September 2016, Wallace "Ed" Edwin Embrey Sr, 86, went to be with our heavenly Father. In lieu of a funeral or memorial service, a "celebration of life" ceremony is planned for mid October at the Cornerstone Retirement Facility. He was born on the 31st of January, 1930 in Chunky, Mississippi to Ira Wallace...
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Thomas Lynn Sellers

August 29, 1941 - September 2, 2016

Thomas Lynn Sellers, 75 of Hooks, TX. passed away at his home on Friday, September 2, 2016. Thomas was born August 29, 1941 in Alleene, AR. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. Thomas retired from from Red River Army Depot and was a member of Everett Baptist Church.He is preceded in death by a son-in-law Duane "Bubba" McGaugh. . Thomas was survived by his wife Judy...
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Betty Jewell McPherson

August 9, 1931 - August 29, 2016

Betty Jewel McPherson, 85, of Texarkana, AR passed away August 29, 2016 in a local hospice facility. Mrs. McPherson was born August 9, 1931 in Texarkana, AR. She was retired from Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant.She was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall McPherson.Survivors include her son, Marshall Lee McPherson, Jr., of Texarkana, AR; daughters and sons-in-law, Lenora McPherson of Nash...
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Imogene C. Marlar

January 24, 1926 - August 27, 2016

Imogene C. Marlar, 90 of Texarkana, Arkansas, went to be with our Lord on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at her home. She was born on January 24, 1926 in Blevins,AR.Imogene was a member of Prescott Church of the Nazarene. She worked for the Arkansas Soil Conservation Office for 16 years and spent 26 years enjoying her true passion as an elementary school teacher. She truly loved all children from...
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Jung Suh Jean

March 6, 1927 - August 25, 2016

Jung Suh Jean, 89, of Texarkana, TX, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, August 25th, 2016. She was born in Hue Ju, Korea on March 6, 1927 and has resided in the US since 1963.Ms Jean is retired from Red River Army Depot and was a former local business owner. She was a longtime member of Unity Baptist Church and more recently Texarkana Korean United Methodist Church.She is preceded...
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Steven Wright

July 29, 1952 - August 19, 2016

Steven Wright 64 of Texarkana, Arkansas passed away August 19, 2016 in a Texarkana, Texas hospital.Mr. Wright was born July 29, 1952 in Texarkana, Arkansas. He was retired from Tetra PakSurvivors include his son and daughter-in-law; Joel and Sarah Wright of Texarkana,Texas, his daughter; Amanda Wright of Texarkana, ArkansasAlso left to cherish his memory are his brother and sister-in-law; Arthur...
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Hazel Faye Carter

May 22, 1925 - August 16, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of East Funeral Home, Texarkana, TX.
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Bryan Bryan Porier

October 3, 1959 - August 16, 2016

Bryan Porier, 56, of Texarkana, TX passed away August 16, 2016 at his home. Mr. Porier was born October 3, 1959 in Columbus, OH. Survivors include his son, Chase Porier of Texarkana, TX; former wife, Pam Hendrix Porier of Texarkana, TX; brothers and sisters-in-law, Randy and Lori Porier and Terry and Ida Porier all of Irving, TX and Odis W. and Cathy Porier of Caddo Mills, TX; sister and...
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Marie Mistler

March 11, 1927 - August 14, 2016

Marie Mistler, 89, of Hot Springs, AR, passed away August 14, 2016 in a Hot Springs nursing home. Mrs. Mistler was born March 11, 1927 in Mauldin, AR. She was a member of Red Lick United Methodist Church; she was an avid golfer; a member of Elks Club; and she loved to sew.She was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Col. Herman C. Mistler.Survivors include her sons and daughter-in-law, Roger...
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Stephen Ross Parker

December 29, 1941 - August 12, 2016

Stephen Ross Parker, Sr., 74, of Texarkana, Arkansas, passed away Friday, August 12, 2016, at Hospice of Texarkana. Mr. Parker was retired from Texarkana Resources for the Disabled after 33 years as Executive Director. He worked to better the lives of people with disabilities who wanted to work.He is preceded in death by his parents, A.G. and Ferrell Parker, of Texarkana.He is survived by his...
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Lois Porier

April 27, 1937 - July 31, 2016

Lois Porier, 79, of Texarkana, TX passed away July 31, 2016 in a local hospital. Mrs. Porier was born April 27, 1937. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 37 years, Odis O. Porier; sisters, Leona Shelton and Bertha Guillot; and step grandson, Adrain Porier.Survivors include her son Bryan Porier of Texarkana, TX; stepsons, Randy Porier and his wife, Lori, Terry Porier and his wife,...
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Madelynn E. May

August 19, 1916 - July 29, 2016

Madelynn E. May, 99, of Maud, TX passed away July 29, 2016 at her home. Mrs. May was born August 19, 1916 in Loganton, PA. She was a Methodist and a member of the Eastern Star.She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold May.Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Delores May of Hooks, TX; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Deborah and Greg Lann of Maud, TX; grandson and...
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Billy D. Waits

May 12, 1940 - July 22, 2016

Billy D. Waits, 76, of Texarkana, AR passed away on Friday, July 22, 2016 at his home. He was born on May 12, 1940 in Texarkana, AR. Mr. Waits was retired from Cooper Tire and Rubber Company. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was a member of Texarkana Bass Club.Survivors include his wife Cindy Miner Waits of Texarkana, AR; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Chris Waits of Texarkana,TX;...
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Peter Vershaw

March 9, 1978 - July 14, 2016

Peter Jonathan Vershaw passed away July 14, 2016, in Texarkana, AR.Mr. Vershaw was born March 9, 1978 in Dallas, TX and moved to Texarkana with his family in the fall of 1986.Peter graduated from Pleasant Grove High School and attended Texarkana College and the University of Houston, Houston, TX. He spent many years in sales and sales management in the cellular phone industry and most recently ...
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Nan Elizabeth Warren Clift

November 2, 1932 - July 14, 2016

Nan Elizabeth Warren Clift, 83, of Texarkana, TX passed away July 14, 2016 in a local nursing home. Mrs. Clift was born November 2, 1932 in Lewisville, AR. She was preceded in death by stepsons, Terry Clift and Phil Clift.Survivors include her husband, H. L. Clift of Texarkana, TX; son, Charles Clift of Texarkana, TX; daughter, Nancy Baldwin of Texarkana, TX; sister, Betty Cook of Nashville, TN...
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Patricia Brooks

February 6, 1934 - July 9, 2016

Patricia " Pat " Brooks, 82 of Texarkana, Arkansas passed away July 9, 2016 at her residence. Mrs. Brooks was born February 6, 1934 in Hope, Arkansas. She was a homemaker and retired from Commercial National Bank. Mrs. Brooks was also a life time member of St. Edwards Catholic Church a member of the Altar Society and Rosary Makers. She was preceded in death by her parents Floyd and...
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Wilma Marie Watson

September 27, 1925 - July 7, 2016

Wilma Marie Watson, 90, of Texarkana, TX passed away July 7, 2016 in a local nursing home. Mrs. Watson was born September 27, 1925 in Hackett, AR. She was a member of Hardy Memorial Methodist Church and the Village Garden Club. Mrs. Watson retired from Day & Zimmerman after many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Fay Watson, a son Charles Sidney Watson; grandson Michael...
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Ruby J. Hopkins

January 25, 1924 - July 7, 2016

Ruby J. Hopkins, of Texarkana, TX, age 92, passed peacefully in her sleep on July 7, 2016. She was born January 25, 1924 in Nashville, AR. She lived in Texarkana, TX and retired from GTE after 20 years as a telephone operator.She is preceded in death by her first husband, Billy Merchant and her second husband, Roy D. Hopkins; her parents, George Peirce Brock and Josie Clara Knox Brock; and her...
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Janet T. Daddato

May 7, 1939 - July 1, 2016

Janet Teresa Daddato, 77 of Texarkana,TX passed away on Friday, July 1, 2016 at her home. She was born on May 7,1939 in New York City, NY. Mrs. Daddato was a member of St. Edward's Catholic Church where she was employed as office manager for 30 years and also took part in Silver Circle and Over Fifties group.She was preceded in death by her husband John Daddato.Survivors included daughter,...
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Bobbie Sue Skinner

September 21, 1946 - June 30, 2016

Bobbie Sue Skinner, 69, of Texarkana, AR passed away June 30, 2016 in Texarkana, AR. Mrs. Skinner was born September 21, 1946 in Texarkana, AR.She was preceded in death by her sisters, Judy Steward and Carole Robinson, parents, George Crudup and Mildred Crudup Feazel.Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Phillip and Stacey Hadaway of Hooks, TX; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and...
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Johnnie R. Burt

June 27, 1926 - June 30, 2016

Johnnie R. Burt, 90, of Wake Village, TX passed away June 30, 2016 in a local hospital. Mr. Burt was born June 27, 1926 in Fouke, AR. He was a veteran of the U. S. Marines; a member of Cross View Baptist Church and retired from Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant. He loved hunting, fishing, baseball and he coached his sons baseball team.Survivors include his wife, Frances Burt of Wake Village, TX;...
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Donna Mae Prudhome

May 27, 1932 - June 29, 2016

Donna Mae Prudhome, 84, of Texarkana, TX passed away June 29, 2016 at her home. Mrs. Prudhome was born May 27, 1932 in Omaha, NE. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Prudhome, Sr.; and her son, Oscar Prudhome, Jr.Survivors include her daughters, Janet Pitchford of Emmet, AR, Sharon Gilbert of Fulton, AR, Joyce Son of Texarkana, TX and Stacey Rodgers...
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Tommy Garner

February 23, 1945 - June 25, 2016

Tommy Garner 71 of Texarkana, Texas passed away June 25, 2016 at his residence.Mr. Garner was born February 23, 1945 in Seminole, Oklahoma. he was a retired business owner and a railroad conductor and a member of First Baptist Church Moores Lane.Survivors include his wife Dana Garner of Texarkana,Texas, son; Thomas Kristopher Garner of Albuquerque, New Mexico, daughters; Allison Prince of Plano,...
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George Amos Kirtley

August 6, 1938 - June 25, 2016

George A. Kirtley, 77 of Texarkana, TX passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2016. He was born on August 6, 1938 in Dumas, AR. Mr. Kirtley was member of First Baptist Church on Moores Lane and was a retired school principal and coach at Texarkana Texas Independent School.He was preceded in death by his wives Shirley Kirtley and Joyce Kirtley..Survivors include daughters Kim Kirtley of Texarkana, TX...
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John Benson

January 25, 1926 - June 24, 2016

Mr. John Bernard Benson, 90, died at Villages on MacArthur on June 24, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years Marie, his parents Louis and Elizabeth, brothers Ralph and Carl as well as one sister Claire Cady.John is survived by his son Michael Louis Benson and his wife Denise, Lexington, Ohio; his daughter Elizabeth Ruth Herrington and her husband Jason, Irving, Texas; one nephew...
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Vinas Malveaux

August 5, 1923 - June 19, 2016

Vinas Olier Malveaux, 92, of Hope, AR passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2016. She was born on August 5, 1923.Mrs. Malveaux was precede in death by her husband Louis Malveaux.She is survived by a daughter Shirley Rodriguez of Hope, AR; granddaughter, Geri Maxfield of Hope, Ar.No services are schedule at this time.Cremation is under the direction of East Funeral Home-Mores Lane.Online tributes can be...
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Amanda Morse Albright

July 3, 1936 - June 19, 2016

Amanda Morse Albright, 79, of Texarkana, Texas, passed away peacefully following a lengthy illness. She was born July 3, 1936 in Linden, Texas. Mrs. Albright received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Texas Christian University in 1958, and she received a Master of Science degree from East Texas State University, Texarkana in 1981.Mrs. Albright was preceded in death by her husband of 51...
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Betty Jo Wilhite

June 24, 1931 - June 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of East Funeral Home, Texarkana, TX.
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Betty Jo Wilhite

June 24, 1931 - June 5, 2016

Betty "Jo" Wilhite, 84, of Texarkana, TX passed away June 5, 2016 at her home. Mrs. Wilhite was born June 24, 1931 in Memphis, TN. She was retired from Denny's Restaurant in Texarkana.She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank E. Wilhite; and a son, John E. Wilhite.Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry and Barry Sykes of Pontoon Beach, IL, Janis and Philip...
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Robyn Ward

October 21, 1949 - June 2, 2016

Robyn Ward, 66, of Texarkana, TX passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at a local hospital. She was born on October 21, 1949 in California.Mrs. Ward was preceded in death by a daughter Trina Marie Ward.Survivors include husband Fred Ward of Texarkana, TX; son Brian Ward of ArgentinaNo services are schedule at this time.Cremation arrangements are under the direction of East Funeral Home-Moores...
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Lois Ann Burgess

September 15, 1931 - May 26, 2016

Lois Ann Burgess, 84, of Texarkana, TX passed away May 26, 2016 in a local nursing home. Mrs. Burgess was born September 15, 1931 in Cincinnati, OH. She was a member of Williams Memorial United Methodist Church.Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Ann Ainsley of Texarkana, TX and Bob and Marina Ainsley of San Antonio, TX; granddaughters and grandsons-in-law, Heather and...
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Joyce Kay Tobey

December 8, 1933 - May 6, 2016

Joyce Kay Tobey, 82, of Texarkana, TX passed away May 6, 2016 in a local nursing home. Mrs. Tobey was born December 8, 1933 in Muskogee, OK. She was retired from the U. S. Attorneys Office - Eastern District of Oklahoma and had also worked at Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Social Security Administration; member of the ESA - Sorority; First Baptist Church - Moores Lane where she was a member...
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