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Barbara Kaye Rankin

Barbara Kaye Rankin of De Kalb Texas passed away Monday, June 7, 2021 at a Texarkana, Texas hospital.  She was 73. 


Barbara was born August 7, 1947 in Orange, Texas to Arvell Joseph and Vera Faye Toney Sanders.  She was a retired Teacher for James Bowie ISD and a member of First Baptist Church in De Kalb, Texas.


She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Joey Rankin.


She is survived by one daughter, Mitzi Baxley of De Kalb, Texas; one stepdaughter, Anita Mora and her husband, Ben of Albuquerque, New Mexico; her former spouse, Junior Rankin of De Kalb, Texas; one sister-in-law, Cathy Rankin of New Braunfels, Texas; one brother and sister-in-law, Keith and Becky Sanders of Beaumont, Texas; two sisters, Kathi Parr of Bridge City, Texas and Sandy Harris of Pascagoula, Mississippi; five grandchildren, Gunter Baxley, Mikayla Westbrook and her husband, Ross, Colte Baxley, Weston Baxley, and Ashley Mora; two great grandchildren, Tatum Westbrook and Teagan Westbrook; and numerous other relatives and friends.


Memorial services will be held 3:00 P.M. Thursday, June 10, 2021 at First Baptist Church in De Kalb, Texas with Bro. James Sparks officiating.  Cremation carried out under the direction of Bates Family Funeral Home in De Kalb, Texas.


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