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January, 2018

  • 2 January

    Earl F. Hale

    On December 29, 2017 Earl F. Hale, the ‘old Medicare recipient from De Kalb out on FM 1840,’ rode West with God in an M2/M3 Half-Track telling Him to ‘double clutch it’ as they left this world and headed toward the Pearly Gates. Born December 18, 1922, Earl was raised near Fort Smith. The youngest of seven children of Charles and Tennessee Smith Hale [Jim; Ruth (McGehee); Bill; Harold; Elsie (Ross); and Inez (Wiley)], Earl lived ...

December, 2017

  • 30 December

    Randy Farmer

    Randy Farmer, age 66, of Mena, passed away Friday, December 29, 2017 in Mena, Arkansas. He was born August 21, 1951 in Fayetteville, Arkansas to the late John David Farmer and Zola Tucker Farmer. Randy was retired from Log Homes where he worked for 26 years. He also drove a truck for PCDC for 4 years. He was a very talented wood craftsman ...

  • 29 December

    Mary Elaine Christensen

    Mary Elaine Christensen, age 74 of Hatfield, Arkansas, died Thursday, December 28, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Friday, July 16, 1943 to Floyd Watlington and Marie Walker Watlington in Memphis, Tennessee. Mary worked for the DeQueen-Mena Educational Cooperative as a Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist for 19 years. She was a pastor’s wife for ...

  • 27 December

    Kenneth Edward Cook

    Mr. Kenneth Edward Cook, age 60 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017 in Mena. He was born on July 17, 1957 in Houston, Texas to Charles E.Cook and June B. Bloomer Cook. Kenneth was married to Karen Hughes Cook. He was a truck driver by profession. Kenneth was baptized in 2015 into St. Agnes Catholic Church. He ...

  • 27 December

    Brenda L. Allen

    Brenda L. Allen, age 60, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017 in Hot Springs. She was born June 8, 1957 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Luther S. Willis and the late Ellen McCravens Willis. She was happily married to her husband of 44 years, Johnnie Allen. Brenda worked for Aalf’s for 15 years and was a ...

  • 21 December

    William “Freddy” Fredrick Hamm, Jr.

    William “Freddy” Fredrick Hamm, Jr., age 74 of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2017 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was born in Heavener, Oklahoma on September 30, 1943 to William Fredrick Hamm, Sr. and Fern Elizabeth Shupert Hamm. Mr. Hamm was married to Diane L. Tobias Hamm for 49 ½ years. He worked as a truck driver in ...

  • 20 December

    Donnie Ray Harvey

    Donnie Ray Harvey, age 74, of Grenada, Mississippi, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was born July 28, 1943 in West Plains, Missouri to the late Henry Frances Harvey and Clarestine May “Chun” Jones.  Donnie was a truck driver by profession delivering mail and also moved mobile homes. Survivors are sons, Duane Harvey and wife Shelly of ...

  • 19 December

    Dixie Dianne Kenyon

    Dixie Dianne Kenyon, age 69, of Mena, died, Friday, December 15, 2017 at the Mena Regional Health System in Mena. She was born on Friday, February 13, 1948 to Donald Leo and Alice Iona Misel Roggentine in Marengo, Iowa. Dixie had a servant’s heart in all aspects of her life. She would volunteer her time; working with the Polk County ...

  • 18 December

    Allen Jackson Lawrence

    Allen Jackson Lawrence, age 85, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, December 15, 2017 in Mena Arkansas. Mr. Lawrence was born on October 24, 1932 in Waters, Arkansas to the late James Raymond Lawrence and Ethel Lewis Lawrence.  He was happily married to Myrdith Singleton Lawrence, his wife of 62 years.  He received his Bachelor’s Degree from University of Arkansas at Monticello.   Mr. ...

  • 18 December

    Clifton “Rapid Ray” Goodner

    Clifton “Rapid Ray” Goodner, age 78, of Glenwood, passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017. He was born on March 17, 1939 at Board Camp, the son of Albert Goodner and Nancy Bates Goodner.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and six sisters. He was a member and deacon of the Community Bible Baptist Church and veteran ...