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David William Malaby, Sr.

May 31, 1930 - December 10, 2009

David William Malaby Sr. 79 of Texarkana, Texas passed away Thursday, December 10, 2009 in Texarkana. David was born May 31, 1930 in Texarkana, AR. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Texarkana, AR. where he was a member of the New Covenant Sunday School Class. He is the former owner of East Funeral Home, past presidents of the Arkansas Funeral Directors Association, Texarkana Lions Club, Texarkana Heart Assoc., Four States Fair Assoc., veteran of the United States Air Force, graduate of Southern Methodist University, and a Certified Public Accountant.

Survivors are his wife of 58 years, Marylu Malaby of Texarkana; two sons David Malaby, Jr. of Dallas, TX and Mitchel Malaby, Sr. of Texarkana; one daughter and son-in-law Crista and Brad Thomas of Texarkana; eight grandchildren Amanda Malaby of Houston, TX, Mitchel Malaby, Jr. of Dallas, TX, Matthew Malaby and Shannon Malaby both of Texarkana, Madalyn Malaby and Lucia Malaby both of Dallas, TX, Nelson Thomas and Caroline Thomas both of Texarkana.

Funeral services will be 2 P.M. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, Texarkana, Arkansas with Rev. Bruce Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park under the direction of East Funeral Home. Family will receive friends Friday from 5:00-6:30 P.M. at East Funeral Home-Downtown.

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Memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church, Texarkana, Arkansas

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