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.

Online registration is at

richardsonhillfuneralhome.com.

Published: 09/01/2012