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Local Obits for Wed. Apr 26, 2017

In MemoryCurtis Crow

Curtis Larry Crow, 72, of Ashdown, AR died Monday, April, 24, 2017 in Texarkana, TX. Mr. Crow was a lifelong resident of the Arden Community. Mr. Crow was born Sept. 13, 1944 in Arden to Curtis and Christene Crow. He was a member of Wade's Chapel United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Gideon's International. Mr. Crow was an Army Veteran. He served as a Sunday School Teacher. He worked 40 years with Ash Grove Cement. Mr. Crow served on the Little River Quorum Court as a Justice of the Peace.
Harold B. Montgomery Jr. a gospel teacher, preacher and Pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church, heard the Master's voice say "Well Done" on Thursday April 20, 2017 in the comfort of his residence with his loving family at his side.
Julia Ann Smith, 81, of Fouke, Ark., died Saturday, April 15, 2017, at her home.
Glenda Sue Taylor, 64, of Bloomburg, Texas, died Friday, April 21, 2017, in Texarkana,
NAPLES, Texas—Edwin Eason, 75, of Naples died Saturday, April 22, 2017, at his home.
Margret Theresa Ann Hight, 73, of Fouke, Ark., died Friday, April 21, 2017, at her home.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas—Algin Hawkins, 57, of Pittsburg, Texas, died Monday, April 24, 2017, in Longview, Texas.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas—Maria Guadalupe Vega, 38, of Mount Pleasant died Monday, April 24, 2017, in Mount Pleasant.
HOPE, Ark.—Cathy Sparks, 63, of Hope died Monday, April 24, 2017, in Texarkana, Texas.
Eleanor Kay Wilson, 77, of Texarkana, Ark., died Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at a local hospital.
Lester Johnson, 56, of Texarkana, Ark., died Sunday, April 23, 2017.

In MemoryJohn Newsom

John Thomas Newsom, 71, of Texarkana, Texas died Sunday, April 9, 2017 in a local hospital. He was born on May 15, 1945 in Red River County and was a heavy equipment operator.
HOPE, Ark.—Willie Mae Rose, 74, of Bryant, Ark., died Sunday, April 23, 2017, in Bryant.
Marion Linn Mayo, 92, of Texarkana, Texas, died Saturday, April 22, 2017, at a local retirement home.
HOPE, Ark.—Don "James" Bateman, 81, of Hope died Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Texarkana, Texas.
Perry Bradley Hall, 69, of Texarkana, Texas, died Saturday, April 22, 2017, at his home.
NAPLES, Texas—Melody Shane Alford, 60, of Omaha, Texas, died Saturday, April 22, 2017, at her home.
HUGHES SPRINGS, Texas—James Dowell died Friday, April 21, 2017, in Humble, Texas.
Jackie Johns, 58, of Hooks, Texas, died Friday, April 21, 2017, at her home.
Minnie Katheryn Stell, 96, of Texarkana, Texas, died Thursday, April 20, 2017, in a local nursing home.
DE QUEEN, Ark.—Tonya Lynn Golden, 46, of De Queen died Friday, April 21, 2017, in Hot Springs, Ark.
Charlotte Jeanette Melton, 77, of Nash, Texas, died Friday, April 21, 2017 in a local hospice.
HOPE, Ark.—Melissa Applegate, 51, of Hope died Saturday, April 22, 2017, at her home.

In MemoryGLENDA TAYLOR

Glenda Sue Taylor, 64, of Bloomburg, TX passed away April 21, 2017 in Texarkana, AR. Mrs. Taylor was born October 5, 1952 in Kansas City, MO.

In MemoryTOMMY BURNS

Tommy Jerrel Burns of De Kalb, Texas passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017 at a Bossier City, Louisiana hospital. He was 69.

In MemoryCharlie Mudford

Renowned jazz and western swing keyboard artist, Charlie Mudford, 83, left this earth on April 13, 2017 to make music with Jesus in heaven.
PRESCOTT, Ark.—Nathan Virgil Kellebrew, 100, of Magnolia, Ark., died Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Magnolia.
DeKALB, Texas—Tommy Jerrel Burns, 69, of DeKalb died Thursday, April 20, 2017, at a Bossier City, La., hospital.
Glenda Sue Taylor, 64, of Bloomburg, Texas, died Friday, April 21, 2017, in Texarkana, Ark.
NAPLES, Texas—Nathalie Shirley Harrison, 81, of Naples died Thursday, April 20, 2017, at her home.
Charles Mudford, 83, of Texarkana, Texas, died Thursday, April 13, 2017, at a local nursing home.
NASHVILLE, Ark.—Irma Mae Frazier Humphreys, 94, of Nashville died Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Commerce, Texas.
STAMPS, Ark.—Henry Floyd Millican, 65, of Buckner, Ark., died Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at his home.
HOPE, Ark.—Ima Kelly, 84, of Hope died Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at a Prescott, Ark., nursing home.
IDABEL, Okla.—Debbie Louise Ezell, 59, of Horatio, Ark., died Monday, April 17, 2017, in Tom, Okla.
H.L. Clift, 83, of Texarkana, Texas, died Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in a local nursing home.
VIVIAN, La.—Oleta Drake Tarver, 73, of Mooringsport, La., died Tuesday, April 18, 2017.
ATLANTA, Texas—Herbert Aaron Endsley, 58, of Edgewood, Texas, died Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at a Tyler, Texas hospital.
Neomia Gibson Willis, 89, of Texarkana, Texas, died Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in an Atlanta, Texas, nursing home.
James Earl Lewis, 74, of Texarkana, Texas, died Sunday, April 16, 2017, in Texarkana.
Elizabeth Ann Kennedy, 55, of The Woodlands, Texas, died Sunday, April 9, 2017, at her home.
DE QUEEN, Ark.—Billie Fern Callan Brake, 80, of Winthrop, Ark., died Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at a De Queen hospital.
HOPE, Ark.—Don Bateman, 81, of Hope died Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Texarkana, Texas.
PRESCOTT, Ark.—Nathan Kellebrew, 100, of Magnolia, Ark., died Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Magnolia.
CLARKSVILLE, Texas—Richard Lee Gray, 73, of Clarksville died Friday, April 14, 2017, at his home.