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September, 2017

  • 22 September

    Carl A. Smith

    Carl A. Smith, age 88 of Mena, passed away Thursday, September 22, 2017 in Mena, Arkansas. Carl was born to the late David Asbury Smith and the late Permelia Jane Fain Smith on February 4, 1929 in Scott County, Arkansas. He was married to Helen Nadine Allen Smith for 62 years. Carl enjoyed singing at churches and nursing homes with his children. ...

  • 20 September

    Cloy Jo “Ellen” Cotner

    Cloy Jo “Ellen” Cotner, age 82, of Mena passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017 in Mena, Arkansas. Ellen was born in Grannis, Arkansas on February 19, 1935 to the late Orvel Edward McCravens and Ida Irene Smith McCravens. She worked for years at Renova shirt factory. Ellen had a Servants heart for volunteering at Feed My Sheep ministries and helping ...

  • 18 September

    Verlos “Gene” Myers

    Verlos “Gene” Myers, age 82, of Royal, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017 at CHI St. Vincent, Hot Springs. He was born on October 18, 1934 at home near Bluffton, Indiana, the son of Gale and Wealtha Myers.  On December 20, 1954, he married Peggy Vanator.  He was preceded in death by his parents. Gene retired from the United States Army ...

  • 13 September

    Toka Juanita Lambert

    Toka Juanita Lambert, age 96, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday, September 11, 2017 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Toka was born on June 18, 1921 to the late George Chambers and the late Delia Brown Chambers in Cherry Hill, Arkansas. She was married to Olen Lambert for thirty-four years and enjoyed raising a family together. She also worked for Renova ...

  • 6 September

    Gary Don Claborn

    Gary Don Claborn, age 63, of Mena, Arkansas passed away, Sunday, September 3, 2017 at the Mena Regional Health System in Mena. He was born on Tuesday, August 31, 1954 to William Albert and Betty Jo Ball Claborn in Frederick, Oklahoma. Gary was a Godly man and served the Lord with all his heart.  He was a member of the ...

  • 5 September

    Bobby Ross Beaver

    Bobby Ross Beaver, age 78, of Mena, passed away Friday, September 1, 2017 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born July 10, 1939 in Acorn, Arkansas to the late Clifford Q. Beaver and Elizabeth “Bess” Ray Beaver.  Bob was retired from Acorn Schools.  During his years in the education system, he was a bus driver, coached basketball, baseball and volleyball and taught ...

  • 5 September

    Robert Otto “Bob” Schanink

    Robert Otto “Bob” Schanink, age 90, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, September 2, 2017 in Polk County, Arkansas. He was born October 3, 1926, in Lake County, South Dakota to Ernest and Sadie Abrahamson Schanink.  He served in the Army beginning in 1944 until honorably discharged after World War II.  After returning from Germany, he worked as a carpenter until he ...

August, 2017

  • 31 August

    Warren L. Cole

    Warren L. Cole, age 95, of Texarkana, Texas, formerly of Mena, passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017 in Texarkana. Mr. Cole was born on March 9, 1922 in Mena, Arkansas to the late William Roy Cole and the late Ida Smith Cole.   He was happily married to Nell Rose Davidson until his death.  Mr. Cole worked in the United States Postal Service ...

  • 30 August

    Pauline James

    Pauline James, age 96, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 24, 2017 in Waller Texas. She was born on Saturday, August 20, 1921 in a place close to Mena, Arkansas named Posey Hollow. She was a member of the Salem Primitive Baptist Church in Big Fork Arkansas. She was the matriarch of our family. She lived her ...

  • 30 August

    Oden Anderson Gentry

    Oden Anderson Gentry, of Grannis, Arkansas, passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017, at the age of 91. He was born on November 19, 1925, in Lovejoy, Texas to Ader Elmer and Oden Gentry. Oden was preceded in death by his mother and father, his brothers, Sidney Gentry and James Gentry; his sisters, Janice Stuckey, Opal Ketner, Janelle Bush, and ...