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

Standard obits are listed at no charge. They are sent by funeral homes in almost all cases and edited to fit a common format. For more information, call (870) 330-7644 and ask for the obituary clerk. Fax standard obits to (870) 330-7570 and email a photo to clerk@texarkanagazette.com. Please call (870) 330-7644, by 3 p.m. to confirm receipt.

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All obits run in the same alphabetized listing online, but paid obits are marked as such.

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

Local Obits for Sat. Nov 17, 2018

Theodore Wesley Robinson, 64, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in a local hospital.
CLARKSVILLE, Texas—Mattie Matlock, 90, formerly of Bagwell, Texas, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Grapevine, Texas.
DETROIT, Mich.—Curtis Ray Conway, 81, formerly of Texarkana, Ark., died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018.
ATLANTA, Texas—Betty D. Hayes, 64, of Vivian, La., died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in a Carthage, Texas, nursing home.
Robert Harold Pettey, 62 of Jefferson, Texas, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at his home.
BROKEN BOW, Okla.—Ronald Brock, 72, of Broken Bow died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, at his home.
De QUEEN, Ark.—Jesus Meza-Zarate, 31, of Grannis, Ark., died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in a Little Rock hospital.
Janice Wooten, 72, of San Bernardino, Calif., died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in San Bernardino.

In MemoryLinda Nettles

Linda McAdams Nettles, 69, of Texarkana, Arkansas died October 26, 2018. She was born July 30, 1949 in Shreveport, Louisiana to James McAdams and Mildred Berry. Mrs. Nettles was a Retired Hairdresser.
HOPE, Ark.—Alice Palmer Patton, 83, of Bob Hope Village, Fla., died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, after a brief illness.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas—Doretha Berry-Criner, 74, of Quitman, Texas, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Tyler, Texas.
Sylvia Irene Keilberg, 69, of Texarkana, Ark., died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in a local hospital.
Ronald Skinner, 81, of Texarkana, Ark., died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in a local hospital.
CLARKSVILLE, Texas—Hazel Jo Kelty, 90, of Clarksville died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.
ATLANTA, Texas—Lawrence Leon Jester Jr., 90, of Atlanta died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.
James Dewey Downs Jr., 94, of Ashdown, Ark., died Tuesday, Nov, 13, 2018, in a local hospice.
ASHDOWN, Ark.—Elsie Marie Melson Mahan, 88, of Fayetteville, Ark., died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Fayetteville.
Larry Antwine, 64, of Texarkana, Ark., died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in a Texarkana, Texas hospital.
QUEEN CITY, Texas—Willie Duane Richardson, 57, of Texarkana, Texas, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in a Texarkana hospital.
James Avery Austin, 46, of Texarkana, Texas, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in a local hospital.
LINDEN, Texas—Lila Mae Turner, 68, of Linden died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018.
Brenda Givens, 65, of Atlanta, Texas, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Texarkana, Texas.
Lula Mae Dodd, 94, of Texarkana, Texas, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in a local nursing home.
Morris A. Neighbors, 92, of Atlanta, Texas, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in an Atlanta hospital.
NEW BOSTON, Texas—Donna Gay McMellon, 54, of Simms, Texas, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, at her home.
ASHDOWN, Ark.—William Sidell Simmons Sr., 87, of Ashdown died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, at his home.
ATLANTA, Texas—Gerald "Jerry" Wages, 77, of Atlanta died Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, at his home.
Florris "Skeeter" Ellinburg, 89, of Texarkana, Ark., died Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in a local nursing home.
DeKALB, Texas—Harvey Ray Sims, 55, of Greenville, Texas, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Leonard, Texas.
James Dewey Downs, 94, of Ashdown, Ark., died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in a local hospice.
ATLANTA, Texas—Melba Brown, 77, of Atlanta died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at her home.
Wendell Ray Penwell, 78, of Texarkana, Ark., died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at his home.
Linda McAdams Nettles, 69, of Texarkana, Ark., died Friday, Oct. 26, 2018.
HOPE, Ark.—Charles "Bubba" Conway Sr., 63, of Hope died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at his home.
Hattie B. Ellis-Hill, 89, of Texarkana, Ark., died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in an Abilene, Texas hospital.
HUGHES SPRINGS, Texas—Jonell Brown, 81, of Daingerfield, Texas, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2018.
ATLANTA, Texas—Lester Wayne Howell, 80, of Omaha, Texas, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in a Mount Pleasant, Texas hospital.
Billy Hall, 88, of Texarkana, Texas, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, at his home.
HUGHES SPRINGS, Texas—Orange William "O.W." Doddy, 78, of Cason, Texas, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018.
IDABEL, Okla.—Annie Alford, 89, of Tom, Okla., died Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, at her home.
IDABEL, Okla.—Charles G. Kaniatobe died on or about July 10, 1950, in Chonui, R.O.K.
James Austin, 45, of Texarkana, Texas, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in a local hospital.
DeKALB, Texas—Harvey Ray Sims, 55, of Greenville, Texas, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Leonard, Texas.
CLARKSVILLE, Texas—Neva Odel Phelps, 95, of Sandersville, Texas, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in a local nursing home after a lengthy illness.
Mary Arlene Hanson, 74, of Queen City, Texas, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in a local hospital.
LITTLE ROCK— The first Miss America to come from Arkansas, Donna Axum Whitworth, has died in Texas.
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