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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 Sun. Nov 19, 2017

MAGNOLIA, Ark.—Jessie Reed, 58, of Magnolia died Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at his home.
Jacob Brad Weaver, 87, of Texarkana, Texas, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at his home.
Cynthia Jane Fleming, 81, of Texarkana, Texas, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at her home.
HOPE, Ark.—Dorothy Elizabeth Perkins, 88, of Prescott, Ark., died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, in a local nursing home.
Laura Mae Earnest, 93, of Redwater, Texas, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017.
ATLANTA, Texas—Lois Jean Jester, 87, of Queen City, Texas, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2017.

In MemoryHELEN HARTWICK

Helen Carol Worley Hartwick, age 73, of Russellville, passed away on November 17, 2017. She was born November 12, 1944, in Bald Knob to Carroll G. Worley and Gladys "Muffett" Worley.
Mansel Z. "Mike" Mitchell, 81, of Texarkana, Texas, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in a local hospice.
ATLANTA, Texas—Lois Jean Jester, 87, of Queen City, Texas, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at her home.
Danzavia Rausheen Cheatham, 27, of Texarkana, Texas, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Texarkana.
HOPE, Ark.—Larry Portia of McNab, Ark., died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at his home.
HOPE, Ark.—Ira Muldrew, 78, of Ashdown, Ark., died Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at his home.
PRESCOTT, Ark.—Hebbard "Hebb" Sorrells, 67, of Emmet, Ark., died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at his home.
HUGHES SPRINGS, Texas—Avalene Montgomery "Abby" Hatten, 74, of Lone Star, Texas, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at her home.
NASHVILLE, Ark.—J.K. Edwards Jr., 88, of Nashville died Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Nashville.
CLARKSVILLE, Texas—Mack Lum, 75, of Annona, Texas, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at his home.
Annie Hillis, 62, of Texarkana, Texas, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Texarkana, Texas.
William Robert "Bill" McCain, 80, of Texarkana, Texas, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at his home.
HOPE, Ark.—Lana Pauline Thompson Goad Munn, 74, of Hope died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Texarkana, Texas.

In MemoryCynthia Fleming

Cynthia Jane Fleming, 81, of Texarkana, TX passed away at home on November 16, 2017. Mrs. Fleming was born August 14, 1936 in Memphis, TN. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Member of the Order of the Eastern Star-Chapter #700, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and long time Girl Scout leader. Mrs. Fleming was a member of Red Springs Baptist Church.
Mr. Arthur Allan Ratliff, Jr. (Art) born in Texarkana, Arkansas, Dec 13, 1946 has passed on to be with Father God and His Son Jesus on June 26, 2017. At the time of Mr. Ratliff's passing he made his home in Chambersburg PA. with his spouse Frances (Fran) M. Horton-Ratliff in Chambersburg, PA. He is preceded in death by his father, Arthur A. Ratliff Sr., his mother, Lois Caroline Armstrong-Ratliff, and his brother, Edward Earl Ratliff, all from Texarkana, Arkansas.
Robert Craig Blackman, 85, of Maud, Texas, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at his home.
ATLANTA, Texas—Boyd Dale Gardner, 60, of Queen City, Texas, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in Atlanta.
Olliewees McKamie Maxey, 89, of Texarkana, Texas, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at a local hospital.
Cynthia Fleming, 81, of Texarkana, Texas, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at her home.
HOPE, Ark.—Edna Watts, 77, of Rosston, Ark., died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at a local hospital.
DeKALB, Texas—Charles E. Howard, 86, of DeKalb died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at his home.
Melita Sue Eubanks McGuire, 66, of Texarkana, Texas, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Texarkana, Ark.
Cindy Louise Ross, 54, of Hooks, Texas, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at a local hospital.
CLARKSVILLE, Texas—Curtis Davis, 71, of Paris, Texas, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017.
Cleopathia F. Estell, 76, of Omaha, Neb., died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in Omaha.
CLARKSVILLE, Texas—Dorothy Black, 97, of Avery, Texas, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at a local nursing home.
Alice Mae Davis, 87, of DeKalb, Texas, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, at a DeKalb nursing home.
Annette Marie Williams Walthall, 82, of Texarkana, Texas, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at a local hospital.
Virginia Ruth Banks-Johnson, 70, of Texarkana, Texas, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, at a McKinney, Texas, hospital.
Modell Virginia Ellis, 64, of Ashdown, Ark., died Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Plano, Texas.

In MemoryBill McCain

William Robert "Bill" McCain, age 80, of Texarkana, Texas, died Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at his residence.
LINDEN, Texas—iona Joyce Pruitt Norman, 98, of Linden died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017.
HOPE, Ark.—Ora Mae McKamie, 80, of Hope died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in a local nursing home.
Blake M. Sanford, 24, of Texarkana, Texas, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at his home.
ATLANTA, Texas—Doris S. Hanson Gearlds, 77, of Maud, Texas, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at her home.
DeKALB, Texas—Charles E. Howard, 86, of DeKalb died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at his home.
Olliewees McKamie Maxey, 89, of Texarkana, Texas, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in a local hospital.
Charles Henry, 76, of Texarkana, Ark., died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Texarkana, Texas.
HOPE, Ark.—William Elvie "Bud" Adams Sr., 74, of Hope died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in a Magnolia, Ark., nursing home.