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July, 2020

  • 1 July

    Leo Yuspeh

    My dearest oldest son, Leo Yuspeh died on June 25th, 2020. He had a tragic life. He was separated from me by law by the Supreme Court of the State of New York in 1957 when he was 6 years old after his father sued for custody based on my marriage to Harry Haywood, a prominent Black Communist. I was ...

  • 1 July

    Paul Samuel Headings

    Paul Samuel Headings, beloved husband of Kourtney Jane (Kempf) was born June 15, 1985, to David and Janice (Kempf) Headings at Mena, AR. He passed away on May 5, 2020 at the age of 34 years 10 months 20 days. He was found at the base of his ladder while working alone at the gable end of a house in ...

  • 1 July

    Mr. William Robert Willcoxon

    Mr. William Robert Willcoxon, age 62, of Mena, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020 in Lit-tle Rock, Arkansas. Robert was born on June 11, 1958 in Houston, Texas to Billie and Roberta (Morris) Willcoxon. He served our country in the United States Navy and worked as a truck driver. Robert loved to watch TV, especially old westerns. He enjoyed going ...

  • 1 July

    Billie Faye McDaniel

    Billie Faye McDaniel, age 88, of Mena, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at the Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab in Mena surrounded by family. She was born on Sunday, March 13, 1932 to King Henry and Iva Jewell Brewer Miller in Hatfield, Arkansas. Billie was a woman that stayed close to the Lord all the days of ...

June, 2020

  • 24 June

    Edward Jacob Vartanian

    Edward Jacob Vartanian, age 71 of Cove, AR passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2020 in Hot Springs. He was born December 31, 1948 in Fresno, California to the late Edward Hagop Vartanian and Lidia Bell Jones Vartanian. Ed was an avid trout fisherman and loved spending his time on the water. He also enjoyed playing golf and was a collector ...

  • 24 June

    Terry Shane Drager

    Terry Shane Drager, age 50, of Mena, Arkansas, died Thursday, June 18, 2020, at his home. He was born on Sunday, December 28, 1969, to Terry Milo and Shirley Drager in Houston, Texas. Terry spent his younger years as a mechanic. He had a love for older cars and motorcycles. He enjoyed spending time at the river with his friends ...

  • 24 June

    Mrs. Alma Marlene Brewster Payne

    Mrs. Alma Marlene Brewster Payne, age 85, of Mena passed away Friday, June 19, 2020 in Mt. Ida, Arkansas. Alma was born in El Reno, Oklahoma to the late Emmons Brewster and the late Alta Kinder Brewster. She was married to James C. Payne for many years. Alma was a nurse by profession for 43 years. Alma was very proud ...

  • 24 June

    Loretta Darlene Davis

    Loretta Darlene Davis, age 91 of Mena, Arkansas, passed from this life on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at her home. Loretta was born on May 22, 1929 in Big Fork, Arkansas to the late Cleveland and Grace (Liles) Reynolds. She was a member of the Big Fork Baptist Church. Loretta was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She will be ...

  • 24 June

    William Wayne “Zack” Zachary

    William Wayne “Zack” Zachary age 80, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2020 in the Yuma Regional Medical Center at Yuma, Arizona, with his wife by his side and other family members with him through a video chat session. Zack was born November 6, 1939 in Cherry Valley, Arkansas, the son of William Elton “Buddy” Zachary and Ethel ...

  • 17 June

    Rev. Doyle Crane

    Rev. Doyle Crane, age 91, passed on Sunday, June 14th, 2020. He was born July 19th, 1928 in Hatfield, AR to George and Myrtle Crane. He is preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Nellie Tripp Crane, daughter Alice Rajani, brothers George Crane, John Crane, Gene Crane, sister Delores Oglesby, and parents George and Myrtle Crane. He is ...