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The Texarkana Gazette publishes standard and paid obituaries, with or without a photo, daily in the newspaper and online.

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The Gazette must get all obituaries meant for the next day’s edition by 3 p.m.

Local Obits for Wed. Sep 28, 2016

Harrell Jackson "Jack" Huffman, 93, of Hooks, Texas, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in a Kingwood, Texas, nursing home.
STAMPS, Ark.—Larry Hendrix, 61, of Fulton, Ark., died Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at his home.
ASHDOWN, Ark.—Mary Taaffe Board, 88, of Foreman, Ark., died Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, in Longmont, Colo.
STAMPS, Ark.—Mary Lee Winn, 71, formerly of Bradley, Ark., died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in a Shreveport, La., hospital.
NEW BOSTON, Texas—Jerry Wayne Lindsey, 71, of New Boston died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in Plano, Texas.
Charles Ray Hicks, 66, of Maud, Texas, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in a local hospital.
Cleon Allen, 65, formerly of Doddridge, Ark., died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Pontiac, Mich.
HUGHES SPRINGS, Texas—Robert Plunkett, 82, of Cason, Texas, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas—Cornelius Bowles, 79, of Naples, Texas, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, in Naples.
IDABEL, Okla.—Clovis DeLozier, 75, of Idabel died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Paris, Texas.
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Doris Ann Morton, 83, of Texarkana, Ark., died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at her home.
DE QUEEN, Ark.—Wanda Lee Vickers Smith, 87, of De Queen died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Glenn Terry Todd, 73, of Lockesburg, Ark., died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in a Little Rock hospital.
George Hughes Jr. of T or C New Mexico died on September 17, 2016 at Del Sol Medical Center in El Paso. George was born on January 11, 1944 in Texarkana, Texas to George Hughes and Ruby Lee Cloud Hughes.

In MemoryCay Bui

Mr. Cay Dinh Bui, age 88, of Texarkana, Arkansas, died Sunday, September 25, 2016, at his residence.

In MemoryDorothy Cranfill

Dorothy Jo Johnson Cranfill, age 93, of Houston, formerly of Texarkana, Texas, died Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at her home. She was in good health but passed away unexpectedly and peacefully at the Brookdale Terrace Independent Retirement Center in Houston.

In MemoryAutry Manning

Autry "Archie" Manning, age 72, of Texarkana, Texas, died Friday, September 16, 2016 in a Little Rock Arkansas Hospital.
HUGHES SPRINGS, Ark.—Robert Plunkett, 82, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016.
STAMPS, Ark.—Larry Hendrix, 61, of Fulton, Ark., died Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at his home.
HOPE, Ark.—Jewelline Trotter, 74, of Washington, Ark., died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Columbus, Ark.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas—Lloyd Dewayne Fountain, 45, of Sulphur Springs, Texas,
Tina Cooley, 49, of Bivins, Texas, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, at her home.
HOPE, Ark.—Ruth Perry, 94, of Hope died Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, in Chicago, Ill.
Cay D. Bui, 88, Texarkana, Ark., died Sunday, September 25, 2016, at his home.
Dura E. "Dood" Williams Wilson Purifoy, 103, of Texarkana, Texas, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, in a local hospital.
Donald "Don" Warren Williams, 80, of Houston, Texas, Died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, in a Houston hospital.
IDABEL, Okla.—Willie Lee "Will" Johnson, 72, of Idabel died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016.
Sally Ann Danner, 81, of Texarkana, Ark., died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, at her home.
HOPE, Ark.—Walter Guy Watkins Jr., 72, of Hot Springs, Ark., died Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.

In MemoryDoyle Bice

Doyle G. Bice, age 80, of Rockwall, TX, passed away September 25, 2016. He was born October 31, 1935, in Simms, TX, to Walter Bice and Gladys (McElwee) Bice.

In MemoryJerry Lindsey

NEW BOSTON, TEXAS-Jerry Lindsey, age 71 of New Boston, Texas passed away Sunday, September 18, 2016 in Plano, Texas.

In MemoryJack Huffman

Harrell Jackson (Jack) Huffman, 93, longtime resident of Hooks, went to be with the Lord on September 25, 2016.
Donald "Don" Warren Williams, 80, of Houston died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, in a Houston hospital.
DeKALB, Texas—Bettylou Frances Cope, 87, of DeKalb died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in a Clarksville, Texas nursing home.
Tina Cooley, 49, of Bivins, Texas, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at her home.
Leythes Mae Odum Sanford, 85, of Texarkana, Ark., died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in a local nursing home.
Kenneth C. "Buck" Chaney, 86, of Texarkana, Ark., died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in a local hospital.

In MemoryHOYT CUMMINGS

PRESCOTT, Ark.—Hoyt Eugene Cummings, 93, of Prescott died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in a local hospital.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas—James Thomas "Jim" Welch, 89, of Mount Pleasant, died Saturday, September 24, 2016, in DeKalb, Texas
NEW BOSTON, Texas—Billie Lane, 94, of New Boston died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in a Texarkana, Texas, nursing home.
Joyce E. Young, 83, of Texarkana, Texas, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, in a local hospital.
Dura E. "Dood" Williams Wilson Purifoy, age 103 of Texarkana, Texas, died Friday, September 23, 2016 in a local hospital.

In MemoryFrank Hodges

"Poppa" Frank Hodges was born on November 3, 1931, in Gonzales, Texas, to B. F. and Ruby Hodges. The oldest of five children, he grew up in Breckenridge in Stephens County. In 1948, he went to work for Harry Newton, a Texas bridge contractor, on a job on Highway 82 in Red River County, where he met his future bride, June Freeman. When work took him back to Stephens County, he said he "wore out a car" going back and forth to Paris, Texas to see June, whom he married in April 1949.
Patricia Wilson, 74, of Texarkana, Texas, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in a local hospital.