Maxine Chesshir Champion, 88, of Texarkana, Texas, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, in a local hospital.

Mrs. Chesshir was born Nov. 23, 1923, in Nashville, Ark. She was retired from National Park Community College, Hot Springs, Ark., and member of Walnut Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd C. Champion Sr.

Survivors include one son, Lloyd C. Champion Jr. of Texarkana; one sister-in-law, Eleanor Chesshir; one niece and nephew-in-law, Connie and Stephen Gass; one nephew and niece-in-law, Michael and Jennifer Chesshir; two great-nieces; three great-nephews; and several cousins.

Graveside services will be be 1 p.m. today in Restland Memorial Park, Nashville, with Dr. John Cannon officiating.

Memorial services will be 3:30 p.m. today at Walnut Church of Christ under direction of Texarkana Funeral Home, Texas.

Visitation will be at the church after the memorial services.

Memorials can be made to a charity of choice.

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Published: 01/17/2012