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Estes Eugene “Buster” Dennis

Estes Eugene “Buster” Dennis was born on May 4, 1933 in Hartman, Colorado to Roy E. and Selna F. (Sallee) Dennis. He graduated from Hartman school in 1952. He married Sharen Kay Barrow in 2008. Buster was a heavy equipment operator where he operated equipment in several states as well as Alaska. He moved to Arkansas in the late 1990’s. ...

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Elmer Rainwater

Mr. Elmer Rainwater age 95 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday August 13, 2018 in Mena. He was born on May 11, 1923 in Big Fork, Arkansas to W.E. Rainwater and Sinda Porter Rainwater.  Elmer was married to the late Juanita Rainwater until her passing. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Henderson State University and a Master’s Degree from Texas A&M ...

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Sheriff’s Report

The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of August 6, 2018 – August 12, 2018. The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have ...

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Ruth L. Dilbeck

Ruth L. Dilbeck age 90, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Sunday, August 12, 2018 in Mena. She was born on May 20, 1928 in Pueblo, Colorado to the late Jim Steed and the late Alene Steed. Mrs. Dilbeck was married on September 11, 1948 to the late Woody Dilbeck. She was a thoughtful homemaker, faithful minister’s wife and sold Avon ...

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Patti K. Oates

Patti K. Oates, age 73, of Hatfield, Arkansas died Saturday, August 11, 2018 at her home.  She was born on Saturday, December 9, 1944 in Quanah, Texas. Patti worked in the real estate business for over 40 years, owning and operating Vision Realty in Mena for the past 30 years.  Prior to that Patti worked as a mortgage broker, owner ...

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Melva Freeze Johnson

Melva Freeze Johnson age 92, of Mena passed away Friday, August 10, 2018 in Mena, Arkansas. Mrs. Johnson was born October 18, 1925 in Smackover, Arkansas to the late Forrest Freeze and the late Pinky Bradley Freeze.  She was married to the late Herbert Johnson for sixty-two years. Together they owned and operated G&W Water Well Drilling company.  Melva loved to read ...

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William Shelby Head

Mr. William Shelby Head, age 80, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2018 in Springdale. Shelby was born on June 25, 1938 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Mayo William Head and the late Dola Malesia Patten Head.  He was happily married to Mary Alice Dunfee Head and was a member of the First Christian Church in Mena.  He and ...

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James Kent Payton

James Kent Payton age 68, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at Oklahoma Veteran Affairs Hospital in Talihina, Oklahoma. James was born on October 19, 1949 in Miami, Oklahoma to the late Robert James Payton and the late Virginia Dee Mobley Payton. He was married to Bonnie Lewis in September of 1971. James served his country in ...

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James Jette Harnar

James Juette Harnar, age 91, of Mena, died Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab. He was born on Friday, April 29, 1927 to Claude and Marilla Foreman Harnar in Carthage, Missouri. James was an amazing man. He served his country with pride in the United States Navy. After the military he entered politics and became a ...

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Lee Olin Cauthron

Lee Olin Cauthron, age 75, of Mena, died Saturday, August 4, 2018 at the Mena Regional Health System. He was born on Tuesday, March 9, 1943 to Olin and Lela Beatrice Jordan Cauthron in Hatton, Arkansas. Lee was a man of God, always willing to share his faith and reach the lost and point them to Christ. Lee was a ...

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