Bobbie ELANDFebruary 10th, 2020 | Paid Obituary
Bobbie Joan Eiland, age 85, of Texarkana, Texas, died Friday, February 7, 2020, in a local hospice facility. Mrs. Eiland was born October 14, 1934, in Patmos, Arkansas to Loyce and Minnie Blankenship. She formerly owned and served as a waitress at the Snappy Service Café in Camden, Arkansas and enjoyed working alongside her husband as managers at different campgrounds, including in Colorado. Bobbie was a cat person and loved the outdoors, enjoying such things as fishing and seeing various wildlife. Bobbie loved people with a genuine love. She was the best Granny ever and a proud matriarch of five generations. She knew and loved the Lord and was confident in her relationship with Him. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Rufus Eiland, one son, Timothy Johnson and one sister, Muriel Clark. Survivors include two sons, Phillip Johnson of Texarkana, Texas and Richard Johnson of Pea Ridge, Arkansas; one daughter and son-in-law, Patti and Kevin Stafford of Texarkana, Texas; one brother and sister-in-law, George and Twyla Blankenship of Texarkana, Texas; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; three nieces and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at First Baptist Church Texarkana, in the Atrium. Entombment will follow at Chapelwood Mausoleum under the direction of Chapelwood Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 PM Tuesday at the funeral home. Online registration is at www.chapelwoodfuneralhome.com.