Florris "Skeeter" Ellinburg

January 20, 1929November 5, 2018

Florris "Skeeter" Ellinburg, 89, of Texarkana, AR passed away November 5, 2018 in a local nursing home. Mrs. Ellinburg was born January 20, 1929 in Shreveport, LA. She was a member of Highland Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Edgar F. Willis; her second husband, Odus Ellinburg; and one son, Eddie Willis.

Survivors include her granddaughter, Edie Beckner; great granddaughter, Sydney Beckner; sister, Glynnara Reeves; 5 nieces and 2 nephews plus great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Bro. Chris Hooten officiating. Services are under the direction of East Funeral Home - Downtown.

Family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2018 at East Funeral Home-downtown prior to graveside.

Online tributes may be made at


  • Edie Beckner, Granddaughter
  • Sydney Beckner, Great Granddaughter
  • Glynnara Reeves, Sister
  • Five nieces and two nephews plus great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.


  • Family to receive friends Saturday, November 17, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, November 17, 2018

Florris "Skeeter" Ellinburg

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Sonja McCarty

November 16, 2018

Skeeter was an amazing woman, a great friend and grandmother to her late husband Odus’ family. She has been thought of often, and we will forever hold our memories of her in our heart. My children still talk about her every time they see a rooster or chicken decoration they thought she might like. We love you Skeeter....the McCarty’s.