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Alla Mae Cogburn

alla-mae-cogburn-1Alla Mae Cogburn, age 95, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away in Mena, Arkansas on Friday, October 21, 2016.

She was born in Lawton, Oklahoma on the 16th of June 1921, to Joseph Clark and Eula McNeeley Clark.  She was married to the late Jesse Cogburn and worked at the Renova Shirt Factory as well as a homemaker most of her life.  She was an avid outdoorswoman, enjoying her time outdoors in Shady hunting and 4-wheeling, when she wasn’t quilting with the ladies!  She was first and foremost dedicated to her family and she and Jesse raised three children between Oregon, Indiana, and Arkansas, while Arkansas was always her favorite.  She most loved spending time with her family and friends, and she was, in turn as special to them, and will be so very missed.

She is survived by son, Jesse Cogburn, Jr. of Mena, Arkansas; daughter, Sharon Quillin and husband Robert of Mena, Arkansas; brother and sister, Don Clark and Shirley Clark; grandchildren, Patrick Gillean, Tami Parker Eakin, Toni Garrison, Marlena Parnell, Aldean Quillin, Tommie Rae Pate, Brandi Jacinto, Jaxon Green, and Jay Quillin; great-grandchildren, Ashly Parker, Cory Parker, Bryan Garrison, Marlee Sheets, Carter Quillin, Peyton Quillin, Leo Jacinto, Alyssa Seals, Donovan Hunt, Shaela Monahan, Spencer Solomon, Harper Hunt, Nicki Yearian, and Brittany Quillin; and great-great-grandchildren, Jaden Benton, Azalon Benton, Avery Garrison, Jensen Sheets, Tucker Sheets, Zystin Garrison and Javon Garrison.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Eula Clark, her husband, Jesse Cogburn, Sr, a son, Larry Cogburn, a brother, Leroy Clark, three sisters, Bonnie Estus, Opal Cogburn and Eleanor Clark, and two infant Siblings.

Graveside services will be Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with Brother Victor Rowell officiating at Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

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