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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 Tue. May 21, 2019

Mary Helen Parks Higginbotham, 83, of Mt. Vernon, AR passed away May 18, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

In MemoryRobert Barnes

Mr. Robert Johnson Barnes, age 89, of Texarkana, Arkansas died Saturday, May 18, 2019. Mr. Barnes was born December 29, 2019 in Garland, Arkansas. He attended Holly Springs United Methodist Church and was a career veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
Joy Lynn Ward, 85, of Texarkana, Texas, died Sunday, May 19, 2019, in a local hospital.
Hurn "Stuart" Stone, 76, of Texarkana, Texas, died Friday, May 17, 2019, at his home.
Kenneth Wayne Spears Sr., 80, of Texarkana, Ark., died Sunday, May 19, 2019, in a local hospice.
Susan Elaine Pressnell, 69, of Texarkana, Ark., died Monday, May 20, 2019, in a local nursing home.
Rodney Lee Phillips, 50, of Wake Village, Texas, died Sunday, May 19, 2019, at his home.
DeKALB, Texas—Paul Palmore, 71, of DeKalb died Sunday, May 19, 2019, in a Texarkana, Texas, hospital.
NEW BOSTON, Texas—Vetrice Maybelle Mathrole, 96, of New Boston died Saturday, May 18, 2019, in a local nursing home.
DeKALB, Texas—Kathryn Elizabeth Mathey Ludlow, 79, of DeKalb died Friday, May 17, 2019, at her home.
DeKALB, Texas—Joe Davis Johnston, 58, of New Boston, Texas, died Sunday, May 19, 2019, at his home.
HOPE, Ark.—Thelma H. Johnson, 83, of Nashville, Ark., died Friday, May 17, 2019, in a Texarkana, Texas, hospital.
NEW BOSTON, Texas—Elizabeth Ann Harris, 59, of New Boston, Texas, died Friday, May 17, 2019, at her home.
Marcus Tyrone Haley, 49, of Texarkana, Ark., died Monday, May 13, 2019, in Fort Worth, Texas.
PRESCOTT, Ark.—Betty Godwin, 68, of Prescott died Monday, May 20, 2019, at her home.
William Taft Evans, 82, of Texarkana, Ark., died Thursday, May 16, 2019, in Texarkana.
CLARKSVILLE, Texas—Charles William Duncan, 81, of Garland, Texas, died Monday, May 13, 2019, in Garland.
NEW BOSTON, Texas—Tommy Dewayne Davlin, 69, of Maud, Texas, died Saturday, May 18, 2019, at his home.
DeKALB, Texas—Joe David Johnston, 58, of New Boston, Texas, died Sunday, May 19, 2019, at his home.
MAGNOLIA, Ark.—Bertha Wesley, 71, of Magnolia died Saturday, May 18, 2019, in a local nursing home.
DeKALB, Texas—Kathryn Ludlow, 78, of DeKalb died Friday, May 17, 2019, at her home.
GURDON, Ark.—Rebecca Lynn LeMay, age 78, of Whelen Springs, Ark., died Friday, May 17, 2019, in Hot Springs, Ark.
Richard Wayne Hopkins, 83, of Texarkana, Ark., died Saturday, May 18, 2019, in a local hospital.
Felix Franklin Perkins, 72, of Texarkana, Ark., died Friday, May 17, 2019, at his home.

In MemoryBryce HARMON

Mr. Bryce Lenard Harmon, age 74, a resident of the Little River Country Club, passed from this life on Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Texarkana, Texas.
Hurn "Stuart" Stone, 76, of Texarkana, Texas, died Friday, May 17, 2019, at his home.
Brenda Joy McCoy, 67, of Texarkana, Texas, died Friday, May 17, 2019, at her home.
Jerry Lynn Flaherty, 74, of Genoa, Ark., died Saturday, May 11, 2019, at his home.
De QUEEN, Ark.—Linda K. Emerson, 73, of De Queen died Friday, May 17, 2019.
ATLANTA, Texas—Tony Ray Whitlow, 65, of Atlanta died Friday, May 17, 2019, in a Shreveport, La., hospital.

In MemoryFelix Perkins

Felix Franklin Perkins, 72, of Texarkana, AR, died Friday, May 17, 2019, at his home. He was born February 13, 1947, in Delhi, LA.

In MemoryEverett Otwell

Everett (Elve) Page Otwell departed his earthly life to his eternal life Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in Texarkana, Texas, at the age of 90 years and 11 months. He was born June 23, 1928 near Prescott, Arkansas to James B. and Ethel Higginbotham Otwell.
Charles Rufus Burkeen, 90, of Texarkana, Ark., died Thursday, May 16, 2019, in a local nursing home.
LINDEN, Texas—Martha Ann Patterson, 72, of Jefferson, Texas, died Thursday, May 16, 2019.
Stuart Stone, 76, of Texarkana, Texas, died Friday, May 17, 2019, at his home.
Harold Coburn, 76, of Texarkana, Ark., died Thursday, May 16, 2019, in a local nursing home.
QUEEN, Ark.—David Michael "Mike" Holcomb, 69, of Atlanta, Texas, died Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at his home.

In MemoryEverett Otwell

Everett (Elve) Page Otwell departed his earthly life to his eternal life Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in Texarkana, Texas, at the age of 90 years and 11 months. He was born June 23, 1928 near Prescott, Arkansas to James B. and Ethel Higginbotham Otwell.
HOPE, Ark.—David C. Halsell, 71, of Hope died Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in a local hospital.
DeKALB, Texas—Larry Freeman, 77, of DeKalb died Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in a Texarkana, Texas nursing home.
DeKALB, Texas—Shirley Ann Kruse, 80, of Simms, Texas, died Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Mount Vernon, Texas.
Prince Henry Pickett, 64, of Texarkana, Ark., died Thursday, May 16, 2019, in Texarkana.
Maxine Roberts, 66, of Texarkana died Friday, May 10, 2019, in Houston.
Jobe Dillard Sr., 92, of Texarkana, Ark., died Monday, May 13, 2019, in a local hospital.
NAPLES, Texas—Betty Jean Ferrell, 93, of Omaha, Texas, died Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Mount Pleasant, Texas.
HOPKINS, Richard. Texarkana, Ark. Died Saturday. Graveside services 2 p.m. Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
OWEN, Eddy. Eagletown, Okla. Died Saturday. Services 10 a.m. Wilkerson Funeral Home. Burial in Eagletown Cemetery.
WASHINGTON, Milton. Linden, Texas. Died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. First Baptist Church. Burial in Linden Cemetery. ...
KEISTER, Hazel. Texarkana, Texas. Died Sunday. Graveside services 2 p.m. Chapelwood Memorial Gardens. MAY, Hildred. Hope, Ark. Died Friday. Services 11 a.m. Herndon-Fuqua Funeral Home. PHELPS, Anthony. Avery, Texas. Died Friday. Services...
BARTON, Jackie. Bagwell, Texas. Died Friday. Services 2 p.m. Lindeman Funeral Home. Burial in Blanton Creek Cemetery.
FLEMING, Grace. Ashdown, Ark. Died Monday. Graveside services 4 p.m. Fleming Cemetery, Ogden, Ark. NELSON, Oleta. Prescott, Ark. Died Saturday. Services 10 a.m. Bluff City Church of Christ. Burial in Bluff...