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February, 2017

  • 20 February

    Bonnie Harrison

    Mrs. Bonnie Harrison, age 83 of Mena, left this world, to be with her Lord and Savior, Saturday, February 18, 2017 at her home. Bonnie was born March 25, 1933 in Tribby, Oklahoma to the late H.E. and Cora Bissell. She was married to the late Clifford Harrison and was a loving housewife. Bonnie worked as a retail cashier for ...

  • 16 February

    Billy Wayne Blanton

    Billy Wayne Blanton, age 82, of Mena, died Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Mena Regional Health System. He was born on Friday, November 9, 1934 to Samuel Houston and Susie Elzora Brock Blanton in Vandervoort, Arkansas. Billy was a professional musician most of his life. He was a country western singer and received the Key to the City of Mena ...

  • 15 February

    David Edward Frachiseur

    Mr. David Edward Frachiseur, age 70, a resident of Grannis, Arkansas, passed from this life, Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at his home in Grannis. He was born to Math Christopher and Rena Elizabeth Reid Frachiseur on January 28, 1947 in Grannis. He married the love of his life, Elizabeth Ann Bismark on August 25, 1967 at the Wickes Methodist Church ...

  • 15 February

    February 15, 2017

  • 13 February

    Melvin Raymond Davison, Jr.

    Melvin Raymond Davison, Jr., age 70, passed away on Feb. 5, 2017 at home with his family. He was born to the late Melvin Raymond Davison, Sr. and Stella Johanna Nolte in Harris County, TX on Feb. 14, 1946. He was an independent, professional truck driver and heavy equipment operator who specialized in hauling super heavy loads and was certified ...

  • 13 February

    Madge Carper Johnson

    Madge Carper Johnson, age 94, of Mena Arkansas, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at St. John’s Home in Rochester, New York. She was born on September 25, 1922 in Hatfield Arkansas to the late Alex & Dora Carper. Her family moved to Mena when Madge entered high school. She worked for her family at their store in ...

  • 13 February

    King H. Bisbee

    Mr. King H. Bisbee, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away in the early morning hours of February 11, 2017 from a short bout with cancer. He was born in Pryor, Oklahoma to the late Lewis Henry Bisbee and Mary Lucinda Tucker Bisbee. King grew up in Depression style on a farm around Vandervoort, Arkansas. After working with the Civilian Conservation Corps at Shady, ...

  • 8 February

    February 8, 2017

  • 6 February

    Bernice Marie Barton

    Bernice Marie Barton, age 93, of Sachse, Texas, formerly of Mena, died Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at her home.  She was born on Saturday, December 1, 1923 to Andrew and Vivian Dunlap Swafford in Amarillo, Texas. Bernice was a devoted mother with a big servant’s heart; always wanting to be a blessing to her family and others.  She loved crocheting ...

  • 6 February

    Kevin Lee Jenkins

    Kevin Lee Jenkins, age 55, of Wickes, died Monday, January 30, 2017 at the Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born on Sunday, June 25, 1961 to Loyd Nolan and Marthalyn Irene Jameson Jenkins in Mena, Arkansas. Kevin worked in management for most of his life. Kevin loved his dogs, Lady and Heath, and spending time with ...