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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 Thu. Jan 17, 2019

NEW BOSTON, Texas—George Robert Fisher, 76, of New Boston died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, in a local hospital.
HOPE, Ark.—William J. Green Jr., 86, of Hot Springs, Ark., died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at his home.
HOPE, Ark.—James Riley Taylor, 91, of Hope died Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Texarkana.
ASHDOWN, Ark.—Jackie Lynn Lewis Fulks, 57, of Ashdown died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Ashdown.
David Brandon White, 65, of Texarkana, Ark., died Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at his home after a lengthy illness.
DeKALB, Texas—Alyne Henrie Strickland, 94, of New Boston, Texas, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in a Texarkana hospital.
MAGNOLIA, Ark.—Roy Lee Thompson, 75, of Stamps, Ark., died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in a Texarkana, Texas hospital.
MAGNOLIA, Ark.—Christopher D. Strahan, 34, of Magnolia died Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in a local hospital.
Mark Anthony Peoples, 53, of Texarkana, Ark., died Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Little Rock.
ATLANTA, Texas—Ruby Crawford, 84, of McLeod, Texas, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in a Tyler, Texas hospital.
HOPE, Ark.—Essie Mae Sasser, 91, of Bradley, Ark., died Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at her home.

In MemoryJOY RANEY

Joy Wright Raney, 83, of Texarkana, AR passed away, January 15, 2019 in a local hospital. Mrs. Raney was born June 7, 1935 in New Boston, TX.
ATLANTA, Texas—Ruby Crawford, 84, of McLeod, Texas, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in a Tyler, Texas, hospital.
David White, 65, of Texarkana, Ark., died Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at his home.
Laura Poindexter of Ashdown, Ark., died Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in a local nursing home.
ATLANTA, Texas—Ina "Anna" Tolison, 65, of Atlanta died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in a Texarkana hospice.

In MemoryTIMOTHY BAkER

Timothy D. Baker, age 60, of Atlanta, Texas went to be with the Lord Monday, January 14, 2019 in a Texarkana, Texas hospital.

In MemoryJudith King

Judith Mae King passed away on January 13, 2019, in Texarkana, TX. Judy was born on June 30,1948 in Palestine, TX. She graduated from Texas High School in Texarkana in 1966.

In MemoryDonald Knierim

Donald Vogt "Mike" Knierim, 88, of Texarkana, TX was born on September 13, 1930 in Floraville, IL.
CLARKSVILLE, Texas—Travis Willard Cox, 80, of Purdon, Texas, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at his home.
Alvin Ganaway, 65, of DeKalb, Texas, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in a Paris, Texas, hospital.
Lillian E. Pinn, 77, of Texarkana, Ark., died recently in a local hospital.
Karen Aulds, 60, of Texarkana, Ark., died Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in a local hospital.
PRESCOTT, Ark.—Mary Ann Lucas, 99, formerly of Boughton, Ark., died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019.
CLARKSVILLE, Texas—Elizabeth Faye Elrod, 75, of Clarksville died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in a local nursing home.
Joy Wright Raney, 83, of Texarkana, Ark., died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in a local hospital.
David Thomas, 54, of Texarkana, Texas, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in a local nursing home.
HOPE, Ark.—Walter Johnson, 57, of Hope died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in a local hospital.
NEW BOSTON, Texas—Virginia Starnes, 73, of Texarkana, Texas, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in a local nursing home.
QUEEN CITY, Texas—Bobby Lee Sprayberry, 58, of Atlanta, Texas, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at his home.
Melinda Robinson, 54, of Hooks, Texas, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at her home.
Eddie Stovall, 61, of Prescott died Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at his home.
Billy Neal Jones, 88, of Bingen, Ark., died Jan. 13, 2019, at his home.
Jobe Dillard Jr., 66, of Texarkana, Ark., died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in a Texarkana hospital.
Lela Mae Sledge, 68, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Mineral Springs, Ark.
Travis Cox, 80, of Red River County, Texas, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at his home.
Richard Kent Weller, 60, of Linden died Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.
Melba Ruth McMullan, 98, of Idabel died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in Idabel.
Ann Michelle "Shelley" Killebrew, 57, of Hooks, Texas, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in a local nursing home.
NEW BOSTON, Texas—Jimmy Ray Hubbs, 76, of New Boston died Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at his home.
ASHDOWN, Ark.—Kelly Sue Cornelius Fischer, 47, of Ashdown, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Texarkana, Texas.
Linda Lou Cigainero, 70, of Doddridge, Ark., died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in a local hospital.
MOLINE, Ill.—Nellie Marie Schanfish, 82, of Moline died Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at her home.
Suzanne Camille Starling, age 57, of Fouke, Ark., died Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at her home.

In MemoryJim Sanders

James (Jim) Lee Sanders II, 76, was born on January 17, 1942, in Abilene. Jim was heading home to his beloved Texas when he took his final breath in Frankfurt, Germany on December 23, 2018, to be with his Lord and Savior, who he has dedicated the last 40 years serving. He is preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Sanders Kazen, and parents James Lee and Virginia Sanders.
Eugeniu Iordachescu, a Romanian civil engineer who helped save some of Bucharest's most emblematic churches from destruction in the 1980s by literally rolling them to safety, died Jan. 4 at...
Funerals for January 15, 2019
Lessie Brown, a 114-year-old Ohio woman who was believed to be the oldest person in the United States, died Tuesday, her grandson said.
Howell Begle, a Washington lawyer who found a second career crusading on behalf of underpaid black R&B stars of the 1950s and '60s, leading to industrywide royalty reform and the...
Sylvia Chase, an Emmy Award-winning correspondent whose professionalism and perseverance in the 1970s helped a generation of women infiltrate the boys club of television news, died Thursday in Marin County,...
Roy J. Glauber, an American physicist who won the Nobel Prize for helping lay the foundations of quantum optics, providing an expanded and modern explanation of the properties of light,...
Georges Loinger, who had served in the French army and escaped from a German prisoner-of-war camp before joining the Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants, a Jewish relief organization known as...