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Stephanie Casteel Terry

Stephanie Casteel Terry passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018 in Morrillton, Ark.  She was born on March 16, 1961, to Joe and Maggie Casteel.  Stephanie graduated from Atlanta High School and went on to earn her Bachelor’s and Master’s  Degrees from Texas … Continue reading

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Annie Louise Smith

Anne Louise Smith, 86, of Atlanta died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at a local hospital. Ms. Smith was born April 14, 1931, in Jefferson, Texas. She was a dietary aide and a member of New Light Missionary Baptist Church. She … Continue reading

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Otis Dale Wallace

Otis Dale Wallace, 92, of Atlanta died Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at a local hospital. Mr. Wallace  was born March 25, 1925, in Carthage, Texas.  He was a retired mechanic and a member of Faith Temple Church. Survivors include his … Continue reading

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Earnest Edward Clark

Earnest Edward Clark, 67, of Longview, Texas, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, at his home. Mr. Clark was born Oct. 10, 1950. He was a real estate agent and a member of Jones Hill COGIC. Survivors include his wife, Darlene … Continue reading

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Mattie B. Gilliam Stiger

Mattie Gilliam Stiger, 89, of Atlanta died Saturday, November 25, 2017 at her residents.  Mrs. Stiger was born December 16, 1927, in Rodessa, La.   She was a homemaker. Survivors include four sons, Larry Gilliam, Quinton Gilliam, Michael Gilliam and Kenneth … Continue reading

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Preston Lockhart, Jr.

  M. Preston Lockhart Jr., 75, of Linden, Texas, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Texarkana, Texas. Mr. Lockhart was born Jan. 10, 1942, in Douglassville, Texas. He was employed in construction and a member of Gum Springs CME Church. … Continue reading

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Cynthia Louise Lendford

Cynthia Louise “Penny” Lendford, 59, of Shreveport, La., died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, at a local nursing home. Mrs. Lendford was born Jan. 9, 1958, in Marshall, Texas. She was employed in retail sales and a member of New Birth … Continue reading

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James Ray Hatley

James Ray Hatley, 72, of Douglassville, Texas, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, in a Texarkana, Texas hospital. Mr. Hatley was born Dec. 14, 1944, in Atlanta. Survivors include A very close friend, Dorothy Wells; three daughters, Linda (Shawn) Young of … Continue reading

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John Martin

John L. “Big Daddy” Martin, 79, of Queen City, Texas, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, at a Texarkana hospital. Mr. Martin was born April 16, 1938, in Shiloh, Texas. He was a concrete layer and a member of Shiloh Missionary … Continue reading

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Christopher Michael Ivery

Christopher Michael Ivery, 56, of Galveston, Texas, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in a Galveston hospital. Mr. Ivery was born Feb. 17, 1961, in Atlanta. He was a landscaper. Survivors include:  his mother, Mable Wilson;  two daughters, Kristy Ivery and … Continue reading

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Delvon Eugene Federick, Sr.

Delvon Eugene Federick, Sr., 36 of Atlanta, TX, passed away September 20, 2017 at U.T. Southwest Medical Center, Dallas, Tx.  Mr. Federick was born January 9, 1981 in Compton, California.  H was a member of St. John Baptist Church and … Continue reading

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Arstine Dickerson

Arstine Dickerson, 80, of Atlanta died Monday, June 26, 2017, in Texarkana, Texas. Ms. Dickerson was born May 19, 1937, in Linden, Texas. She was retired from Red River Army Depot and a member of Free Christian Zion Church. Survivors … Continue reading

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Charles Edward McKinney

Charles Edward McKinney, 78, of Atlanta died Saturday, June 10, 2017, in a Texarkana hospital.  Mr. McKinney was born Dec. 5, 1938, in Douglassville, Texas.  He was a member of Queen City COGIC. Survivors include his wife, Linda Kay McKinney; … Continue reading

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Dessie Simmons

Dessie George Simmons, 62, of Queen City, Texas, died Thursday, May 11, 2017, at his home. Mrs. Simmons was born Aug. 1, 1954, in Domino, Texas. She was a production worker with Holly Burton Industrial Plant.  Dessie was preceded in … Continue reading

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Charles Henry Bridges

Charles Henry Bridges, 65, of Kildare, Texas, died Saturday, March 4, 2017, in Kildare.  Mr. Bridges was born May 1, 1951, in Kildare. He was a member of St. John Divine Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include,  one daughter, Queenie Griggs; … Continue reading

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