Diane Green

October 15, 1951October 22, 2018
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Susan Diane Bell Green, of Texarkana, Arkansas, passed away after heart surgery complications. The 67 year old Foreman, Arkansas native departed this life on October 22, 2018 at a Little Rock hospital surrounded by her family. Heaven got another angel !!

Diane was born in Ashdown, Arkansas on October 15, 1951. She was the oldest daughter of Charles Edison “Eddie” and Connie Kent Bell, and sister to two siblings.

Diane graduated from Foreman High School in 1969. She attended Southern Arkansas University and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education. After teaching for a few years and starting a family, Diane attended night school at Texarkana A&M University and received her Master’s Degree in Education. She taught Kindergarten at Carver Kindergarten and Trice Elementary for 32 years. Diane worked at being the best teacher she could be and cherished her students. She was told often by former students and parents that she was the “ Best Teacher “ they ever had. Diane loved to visit with her former students.

Diane had a “ zest “ for life. She enjoyed a simple lunch or dinner with family or friends or Game Nights with her girlfriends. Entertaining at her home, hosting charity events or just loaning her party items for other events made her happy. She was party central to her friends. She wasn’t known for her cooking but she knew the right friends and caterers to create a magnificent gathering. She and Curt traveled the world whether alone or with a special group of friends that she loved dearly. Her best times were spent with her children and grandchildren. No one enjoyed shopping, reading (retired teacher), attending school and church activities, traveling or just “ How was your day” chit chats with her grandchildren more than Diane. The grandchildren loved when their “ Di “ came for a visit.

After retiring from teaching, Diane turned her attention toward community involvement. In working to help our community, Diane’s participation included: Opportunities, Inc (Foundation Board), Women for A&M ( Board of Directors ), Casa – Women of Hope & Courage, Clay Eichler Memorial Fund, American Heart Association, TRAHC – Women for the Arts, Junior League of Texarkana ( Sustainer ), May Dale Garden Club, Arkansas Women for Education ( TASD ), Patron of Texarkana Symphony Orchestra and the Arklatex 100 Club. She made new friends in every organization in which she was involved. Diane attended Sugarhill Methodist Church.

Diane was preceded in death by her father Charles Edison “ Eddie “ Bell. She is survived by her husband & best friend, Curt Green; her daughter Whitney Green Elmore ( Stefan ), her son John Clayton “ Clay “ Green ( Meg ); four grandchildren, Greenlee Elizabeth Elmore, Phoebe Kent Elmore, McCoy Elouise Green and Coltrane “ Colt “ Edison Green; her mother, Connie Kent Bell; siblings, Karen McElhannon ( Bill ) and Kent Bell; nephew, Chad McElhannon and niece, Lindsey McElhannon.

Diane loved to be surrounded by her family and friends. She adored her husband of 42 years, Curt Green, and worshipped her children and grandchildren . She was a great wife, caring mother and friend to everyone. Diane will be missed by all those who knew her.

In lieu of flowers and food, the family request memorials be made for Diane to one of the following: Water Springs Ranch(, Opportunities, Inc. ( or the Arklatex 100 Club ( - benefiting local police and firefighters).

Visitation will be Friday, October 26, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Cabe Center at the First United Methodist Church 400 E. 6th Street, Texarkana, Arkansas with the Memorial Service on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 11:00 am at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Greg Burks officiating.

Services are under direction of East Funeral Home-Moores Lane. Online tributes may be made at


  • Charles "Eddie" Bell, Father - Deceased
  • Curt Green, Husband
  • Whitney Green Elmore (Stefan), Daughter and son-in-law
  • John Clayton "Clay" Green (Meg), Son and daughter-in-law
  • Greenlee Elizabeth Elmore, Grandchild
  • Phoebe Kent Elmore, Grandchild
  • McCoy Elouise Green, Grandchild
  • Coltrane "Colt" Edison Green, Grandchild
  • Connie Kent Bell, Mother
  • Karen McElhannon (Bill), Sister and brother-in-law
  • Kent Bell, Brother
  • Chad McElhannon, Nephew
  • Lindsey McElhannon, Niece

  • Dennis Young
  • Phil Bishop
  • Weldon Johnson
  • Brad Bishop
  • Chad Bishop
  • James Herrington
  • Bobby Shipp
  • Dennis Chambers


  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 27, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, October 26, 2018

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Jan Craven

October 30, 2018

Thinking of you at this time. God bless, Jan Craven

Georgia Hubnik

October 29, 2018

Diane was a beautiful person. I taught with her, she was an exceptional teacher. Diane loved everyone and everyone loved her. She will be greatly missed.

Gail McKinney

October 28, 2018

Our prayers are with you and your family! Diane was such a beautiful lady! Bill and Gail McKinney

Billy & Robbin Teer

October 28, 2018

Curt & family,

We are so sorry for your loss. Diane was such a beautiful, sweet, & loving soul. She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this time.

Ann and Tony Clowers

October 27, 2018

Tony and I are thinking of the Green, Bell and McElhannon families during this difficult time. Diane was a true Southern Lady full of grace and poise. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.

Richard and Suzanne Beck

October 27, 2018

We are very sorry for your loss. We lift up your family to our Lord that he will wrap his arms around each of you during this difficult time. Out thoughts and prayers are with everyone.

Winford & Annette Dunn

October 26, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss at this time. Our hearts and prayers go out to your family.
May God Bless You and Give You Strength.

Daniel Seiler

October 26, 2018

I am sorry for ur loss Mr green and green family I did not know her but I went to first Methodist church for yrs lot of good people go there my mom has been a member there since I was seven I have been visiting Williams Memorial my prayers and symphony are with u godbless and know she's in a better place and when the roll is called u will see her again

Mark, Carla, Kelsey & Lucas Wren

October 25, 2018

My folks friends have told me they never knew a better couple, and that's ALSO how I will always remember Diane & Curt Green--a perfect match, warm & friendly & genuine!

Marlene Adkison

October 25, 2018

Curt and family: So very sorry for your great, great loss of a wonderful woman. Diane was so beautiful, inside and out and loved by all who knew her. She will be greatly missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers throughout these very difficult days ahead of you. Appreciate all the great memories you have to hold on to.

Marlene Adkison
Texarkana, Arkansas