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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 30, 2017

PRESCOTT, Ark.—Margaret Stokes McBrayer, 85, of Prescott, Ark., died Saturday, May 27, 2017.
Billy Wayne Attaway, 81, of Fouke, Ark., died Sunday, May 28, 2017, at his home.
Willie Sparks Black, 93, of Texarkana, Ark., died Monday, May 29, 2017, at a local hospital.
GURDON, Ark.—George "Lyndell" Stroud, 83, of Gurdon, Ark., died Sunday, May 28, 2017, in Arkadelphia, Ark.
Anita Polo Pollente, 80, of Texarkana, Ark., died Monday, May 29, 2017, at her home.
Charles C. Shilling, 79, of Texarkana, Texas, died Sunday, May 28, 2017.

In MemoryJane Newsom

Muriel Etta Jane Hicks Newsom departed her earthly home May 28, 2017 for her eternal home in heaven.
Bill Wayne Attaway, 81, of Fouke, Ark., died Sunday, May 28, 2017, at his home.
HOPE, Ark.—Carmen Caudle, 83, of Bodcaw, Ark., died at a local nursing home.
Barbara Ann Baker, 70, of Texarkana, Texas, died Saturday, May 27, 2017, in Desoto, Texas.
LaRoderick Deon Thurston, 42, of Texarkana, Texas, died Sunday, May 28, 2017, at his home.
HOPE, Ark.—Ken Willis, 83, of Washington, Ark., died Saturday, May 27, 2017, in Grapevine, Texas.
DeKALB, Texas—Jack C. Robinson, 65, of DeKalb died Sunday, May 28, 2017, at his home.
HOPE, Ark.—Lee Artis Burton Sr., 80, of Bradley, Ark., died Sunday, May 28, 2017, in Texarkana, Texas.
STAMPS, Ark.—Bobby Ray Lewis, 76, of Buckner, Ark., died Thursday, May 25, 2017.
June T. Garrett, 82, of Texas City, Texas, died Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at her home.

In MemoryJames Garner

DAINGERFIELD, Texas—Services for James Edward "Jim" Garner, 83 of Daingerfield will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at First Baptist Church in Daingerfield, with Bro. Norman Crisp and Bro. Ray Cuellar officiating.
HOPE, Ark.—Kenneth Willis, 83, of Cross Roads community, Ark., died Saturday, May 27, 2017, in Dallas.
HOPE, Ark.—Lucille Moore, 69, of Nashville, Ark., died Saturday, May 27, 2017, in a Texarkana hospital.
PRESCOTT, Ark.—Margaret McBrayer, 85, of Prescott died Saturday, May 27, 2017, in Prescott.
STAMPS, Ark.—Sheree Lynne Vickers, 60, of Lewisville, Ark., died Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at her home.
NEW BOSTON, Texas—Jimmy Russell Henderson, 86, of Maud, Texas, died Saturday, May 27, 2017, at his home.
Donald Klein, 86, of Texarkana, Ark., died Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at his home.
ORE CITY, Texas—Carla "June" Jordan, 65, of Ore City died Friday, May 26, 2017.
DeKALB, Texas—Vickie Gail Kennedy-Wood, 67, of Houston died Thursday, May 25, 2017, at her home.
STAMPS, Ark.—Emery Thomas, 69, of Lewisville, Ark., died Friday, May 26, 2017, at her home.
Noah Wayne Peters, infant son of Matthew and Samantha Peters of Fouke, Ark., died Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in a local hospital.
MAGNOLIA, Ark.—Freddie Edward Sargent Sr., 83, of Magnolia died Monday, May 22, in a Texarkana, Texas hospital.

In MemoryBobby Braley

Bobby Joe Braley, age 67 of Maud Texas went to his heavenly home on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at his residence. Bobby was born August 26, 1949 in Ft. Worth, Texas. He was a lifelong resident of Maud, Texas, a member of Moss Springs Baptist Church and retired from Red River Army Depot. Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Travis Braley and Mary Jane Braley, his brother, Billy Braley and one grandson, Braley Lake Thomas.
Dareion Quashun Walker, 20, of Huntsville, Ala., died Tuesday, May 23, 2017.
HOPE, Ark.—Lucian Pryor, 34, of Nashville, Ark., died Sunday, May 21, 2017, at his home.
STAMPS, Ark.—Artie R. Ellis, 95, of Minden, La., died Thursday, May 25, 2017, in a Minden, La., hospital.
ASHDOWN, Ark.—David A. Gribble, 77, of Ashdown died Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Texarkana, Texas.
DeKALB, Texas—Wanda Joy Pinkham Archibald, 75, of DeKalb died Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Mount Pleasant, Texas.
NEW BOSTON, Texas—Bobby Joe Braley, 67, of Maud, Texas, died Thursday, May 25, 2017, at his home.
QUEEN CITY, Texas—Finley Hugh Privett, 78, of Atlanta, Texas, died Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in a Texarkana, Texas hospital.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas—Frank Odis Moton, 90, of Texarkana, Texas, died Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Texarkana.
DE QUEEN, Ark.—Mary Jane Pickett, 94, of Lockesburg, Ark., died Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in a Nashville, Ark., hospital.
NEW BOSTON, Texas—Bobby Braley, 67, of Maud, Texas, died Thursday, May 25, 2017, at his home.
STAMPS, Ark.—Willie Ed Bean, 84, formerly of Fulton, Ark., died Monday, May 15, 2017.
DE QUEEN, Ark.—Jerry Bob Ayers, 89, of Horatio, Ark., died Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in De Queen.
HOOKS, Texas—Otis Coll Kennedy, 62, of Hooks died Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Texarkana.
DE QUEEN, Ark.—Marie Smith Oglesby, 94, of King Ryder community, Ark., died Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in a local hospital.
Noah Wayne Peters, infant son of Matthew and Samantha Peters, died Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in a local hospital.
LONGVIEW, Texas—Rickey Dwayne Smith, 59, of Dallas died Friday, May 19, 2017.