Blanche Dellinger Arnold

August 10, 1918August 16, 2011

Blanche Dellinger Arnold, 93, of Texarkana, Texas joined her husband, William "Dub" Arnold, Jr. in heaven on Tuesday, August 16, 2011.

Mrs. Arnold was born August 10, 1918 in Cowlingsville, Ark. She was a homemaker and a member of Hardy Memorial United Methodist Church. She was also an active member of Fairview United Methodist Church as a Sunday school teacher, president of her Sunday school class, and president of United Methodist Women.

Survivors include her son, Lester Arnold of San Francisco, California; daughter, Sophia Teel, of Texarkana; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Lauren and Zachary Pianalto of Wake Village, family friend, Vicki Maxey, of Texarkana; special friend, Deborah Walker, of New Boston; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cephas Crooks Dellinger, Sr. and Sophia Shillings Needham Dellinger; and seven brothers and sisters.

Services will be 1 p.m., Friday at Hardy Memorial United Methodist Church, 6203 N. Kings Hwy, Texarkana, Texas with Rev. Garry Masterson and Rev. Preston Greenwaldt officiating. Burial will be at East Memorial Gardens, Texarkana, Ark.

Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, August 18th at East Funeral Home - Moores Lane.

Memorial may be made to Hardy Memorial United Methodist Church. Online tributes may be made at


  • Visitation Thursday, August 18, 2011
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 19, 2011

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Betty Binnicker-Wells

August 19, 2011

Dear Lester and Arnold Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mother was a very special lady.
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Betty Binnicker Wells
Huntsville, Alabama

Heather Spohn

August 19, 2011

So sorry for your loss. Ms. Arnold was such a joy to visit with and take care of during my employment with TheraCare. I really enjoyed talking with "Nanny Granny" as she called herself to me. She was a sweet woman and was so proud of her family. I know she will be missed. Praying the Lord will wrap His arms around you all and grant you peace & comfort during this time. -Heather (Cannon) Spohn

Cynthia Pride

August 18, 2011

Dear Lester and Sophia, so sorry for the loss of Aunt Blanche. Her grace and dignity were the threads that held her extended family together. She'll be greatly missed by all who knew her. Her laughter was contagious. My prayers are with you. If you need me you know where to find me.

Nita-Fran Hutcheson

August 18, 2011

Sophia... so very sorry for your loss. I know she was a lovely lady because you are. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Nita Fran

Nancy Talley

August 18, 2011

May God comfort you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Judge Nancy Talley and Staff