Mary Ann Newton Polite, 63, of Texarkana, Ark., died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, in a local hospital.

Ms. Polite was born Nov. 17, 1948, in Wilton, Ark. She was formerly employed with Tyson Foods and non-denominational. She was preceded in death by one son, Curtis Polite Jr.

Survivors include two sons, Kenny Polite of Texarkana and Terrell Polite of Ashdown, Ark.; two daughters, Sherry Ricks of Ashdown and Tenisha Polite of Texarkana; one brother, William Newton of Texarkana; three sisters, Emma Deadner and Lowann Christopher of Texarkana and Mattie Hunt of Dallas; and nine grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at New Faith Tabernacle Church, Ashdown with the Rev. Terrell Polite officiating. Burial will be in Cook Cemetery, Wilton under direction of Richardson Hill Funeral Home.

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Published: 09/01/2012