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May, 2017

  • 23 May

    Nodene Faulkner Dilbeck Goodgame

    Nodene Faulkner Dilbeck Goodgame, age 75, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Fort Myers, Florida. Nodene was born March 20, 1942 to the late Lewis Faulkner and Mary Lee Burnett Faulkner. Nodene was best known for her bright smile and deep love for her family. In her retirement, she enjoyed traveling, long walks on the beach looking for shells, ...

  • 22 May

    Bruce Wayne Edwards

    Bruce Wayne Edwards, age 59, of Mena passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Mena, Arkansas. Bruce was born in Rockford, Illinois on June 12, 1957 to the late Irvan Edwards and the late Rowena Loofboro Edwards.  He leaves behind his loving wife, Donna Toye Edwards.  Bruce was a Machinist for Sterling Machinery for 27 years.  Apart from his love of fishing, hunting ...

  • 19 May

    June Carole Johnson

    June Carole Johnson, age 82, of Watson, Oklahoma died Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the Peachtree Hospice in Fort Smith. She was born on Saturday, June 9, 1934 to Ivus Johnathan William and Imogene Wilson White in Octavia, Oklahoma. June was a very active member of Cove First Baptist Church, teaching Sunday school and Vacation Bible School. She was a ...

  • 18 May

    Stanley “Jackie” Eugene Bennett, Sr.

    Stanley “Jackie” Eugene Bennett, Sr., age 72, of Mena, Arkansas, died Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at his home. He was born on Saturday, November 18, 1944 to Stanley Acil and Mary Shewmake Bennett in Fort Worth, Texas. Stanley was raised by his Aunt Doris and Uncle Sam Lehmann. Stanley was a Class of 1962 Mena High School graduate. Stanley served in ...

  • 16 May

    Wanda McBride Jones

    Wanda McBride Jones, age 81 of Mena, Arkansas went to be with her Lord on Monday, May 15, 2017 in Mena. Wanda was born in Big Cedar, Oklahoma on May 19, 1935 to George McBride and Annie Peters McBride. She married Glen Jones on July 5, 1952, and was a loving and faithful homemaker. Early years she went to work ...

  • 16 May

    Phillip Stanley Speer

    Phillip Stanley Speer, age 61, of Mena, died Sunday, May 14, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born on Wednesday, April 4, 1956 to Glynn Roe and Hazel Marie Chapman Speer in Texarkana, Arkansas. Phillip graduated from Liberty Eylau High School in Texarkana, Texas, in 1974. He received his Bachelor’s of Science in Forestry from ...

  • 16 May

    Major Marjorie Lavinia Phipps

    Major Marjorie Lavinia Phipps, age 95, of Mena passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017 in Mena. She was born January 21, 1922 in Peoria, Illinois to the late W.H. Turner and the late Olive Tennant Turner.  She proudly served her country in the United States Army for 23 years, she retired as a Major. Marjorie was a resident of Mena for ...

  • 9 May

    Florence “Kathleen” Doyle

    Florence “Kathleen” Doyle, age 92, of Mena, Arkansas went to her heavenly home Sunday, May 7, 2017. She was born in Dallas, Texas on October 6, 1924 to the late William Arthur Thomas and the late Jewel Azalee McNellis Thomas. Kathleen was a dedicated wife of the late Reverend Dan Doyle for 57 years. Kathleen had a servant’s heart and ...

  • 8 May

    Sheila Diane Stewart Griffie

    Sheila Diane Stewart Griffie, age 51, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017 in Mena. Sheila was born on December 4, 1965 in England, Arkansas to Gene Stewart and Carolyn Lacefield. She was a waitress and a “jack of all trades.” Sheila was a hard worker and was blunt, but honest, a trait people came to expect and ...

  • 8 May

    Cedric Leon Mosley

    Cedric Leon Mosley, age 60, of Mena died, Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Mena Regional Health System in Mena. He was born on Friday, June 15, 1956 to Redic and Hazel Charlene Williamson Mosley in Marble Falls, Texas. Cedric began as a child attending the Board Camp Assembly of God and is where he attended to this day.  He ...