East Funeral Home

602 Olive Street, Texarkana, TX


Hazel Marie Kittrell

April 23, 1931July 9, 2020

Hazel C. Kittrell, 89, of Texarkana, TX passed away July 9, 2020 at her home. Mrs. Kittrell was born April 23, 1931 in Texarkana, AR. She was a retired nurse and a member of First United Methodist Church, Texarkana, AR.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Coolidge Needham and Dr. James Kittrell; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Needham.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Col. Tom Needham, Air Force Retired, and his wife, Gail of Centerville, VA; and one grandson, Thomas Kyle Needham.

No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of East Funeral Home - Downtown.

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Bobbie Taylo

July 18, 2020

I’m sorry to hear that Hazel has passed away. I am equally sorry that Tommie has lost his mother.
Hazel and I became friends when our sons became friends at Lee High School in Huntsville, AL....way back in 1971.
Though our paths took different directions, we wound up living only 30 miles apart. I have kept up with her through Tommie.

Tommie take solace knowing that she is in no pain and is at peace.


Tom Needham

July 16, 2020

Mom, I know the past few years were difficult. While I hated to lose you, you are at peace now. You will always be in our hearts. Love Tom, Gail and Kyle

Karen Ueckert Bearden

July 13, 2020

So sad to hear of Mrs. Kittrell. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. I know one thing , she loved her diamonds and jewelry and I thoroughly enjoyed selling them to her. My thoughts and prayers to the family.