Deaths reported by the Texas Press Messenger in 2011.
Deaths reported by the Texas Press Messenger in 2010.
Obituaries published in the February 2019 Messenger
Obituaries published in the January 2019 edition of the Texas Press Messenger.
TEXARKANA, ARK. – Former Texarkana Gazette writer John Fooks, 65, died Sept. 20.
As a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, he had a passion for telling the stories of other veterans. He was also active with local veterans groups and participated in memorial activities.
Fooks was a feature writer and columnist at the Texarkana Gazette for 27 years. Many of his friends and fellow veterans credited him with shining light on veterans issues that were unknown to many people.
Fooks was a Mason, a Vietnam veteran and a past district governor of Toastmasters International.
BUNA – Buna Beacon owner-publisher Terry Lee Wells died Sept. 28 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. He was 55.
Funeral services were held Oct. 6 at Adams E.E. Stringer Funeral Home in Kirbyville, with burial at Antioch Cemetery in Buna.
A native of Orange, Wells is survived by his wife, Marjorie Wells, three brothers and other relatives.