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Carrie Pearl Golden Hoover

Carrie Pearl Golden Hoover, age 87, of Mena, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017 in Mena, Arkansas.

Pearl was born on June 17, 1929 in Galena, Missouri to the late Walter Samuel Golden and the late Mattie Lee Roseman Golden. She was married to Doran Hoover until his death. She was a devoted mother with a big servant’s heart, helping prepare meals for families, and loved helping with VBS every year. Pearl also enjoyed reading, crocheting, and working in her yard. She was a loving and kind mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend to all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by sons, Alan Hoover and wife Barbara of Bedford, Texas, Sam Hoover and wife Vicki of Mena, Arkansas; daughters, Rita Smith and husband Ken of Nacogdoches, Texas, Patti Grace and husband David of Fayetteville, Arkansas; honorary daughter, Belva McDaniel and husband E Wayne of Mena, Arkansas; brother, Dick Golden of Mena, Arkansas; ten grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Doran, eight brothers and sisters, and a great-granddaughter, Abigail Grace Wright.

Funeral service for Mrs. Hoover will be Monday, March 13, 2017, 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Mena With Brother Russell Threet officiating. Interment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the 9th Street Ministries.

Pallbearers will be David Grace, Ken Smith, Greg Grace, Zach Bonner, Jay Tullos, and Grant Tullos.

Honorary pallbearers will be Andrew McDaniel, Scott Hoover, and Michael Smith

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