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February, 2017

  • 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 ...

  • 6 February

    David Harlin Cooper

    David Harlin Cooper, age 66 of Mena passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017 in Little Rock, Arkansas. David was born on August 14, 1950 in Ft. Bragg, California to the late Claudie Cooper and the late Alene Birdsong Cooper. He was married to Shirley Halley for 43 years and proudly served his country in the United States Army as a ...

  • 5 February

    Virgil Leon Smith

    Virgil Leon Smith, much loved husband, father, grandfather, friend, and neighbor, died peacefully at home Saturday, February 4, 2017, in Mena, Arkansas, at the age of 86 years. He was born on April 4, 1930, in Portales, New Mexico, to the late Richard Wayne Smith and Fairy Lavita Newbill Smith. An adventure seeker from early in life, Virgil left his ...

January, 2017

  • 30 January

    Bernice Bales Campbell

    On January 30, 2017, Bernice Bales Campbell joined her husband of 66 years, Earl Clarence Campbell, on their eternal journey.  Bernice was born in Rocky, Arkansas, on September 18, 1919 to Merton and Amanda Miller Bales. She was preceded in death by her mother in 1952, her father in 1967, brothers Osborne in 1930 and Clyde in 2015, husband Earl Clarence ...

  • 30 January

    Mildred Juanita Coleman Maddox

    Mildred Juanita Coleman Maddox passed away January 28, 2017 at her residence. She was born on May 4, 1926 in Port Arthur, Texas to the late Franklin Webster Coleman and the late Bessie Grady Gill Coleman. Mildred was raised in Port Arthur, Texas and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1944.  She was an Air Force wife and lived in several ...

  • 30 January

    Lola Jean Singleton

    Lola Jean Singleton, age 69, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away January 27, 2017 in Mena. She was born on February 15, 1947 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Glen Miller and Glennie Mays Miller. Jean married Charles Singleton on February 15, 1964 and worked in factory clothing as a product inspector. She enjoyed cooking and sewing for family and friends ...

  • 25 January

    Ruth Otto Newberry

    Ruth Otto Newberry, age 89, of Cove, Arkansas passed away Thursday, January 19, 2017 in Hot Springs. Ruth was born on November 13, 1927 in Clayton, New Mexico to the late William Otto and the late Francis Drake Landt. She was a devoted and caring Registered Nurse in the Health Care System.  Ruth enjoyed many things hobbies such as horses, deer ...

  • 25 January

    Julia Faye Bentley

    Julia Faye Bentley, age 86, of Board Camp, died Friday, January 20, 2017 at her home.  She was born on Monday, October 20, 1930 to Ira Walter and Genevra Berthel Castle Blevins in Norphlet, Arkansas. Julia met and married the love of her life, Clifford Bentley, on February 24, 1951. Clifford was in the Air Force giving him and Julia ...

  • 24 January

    Lawrence Ray Chandler

    Lawrence Ray Chandler, age 70, a lifelong resident of De Queen, Arkansas, passed from this life, Saturday, January 21, 2017, in De Queen. Lawrence was born August 2, 1946 in Sentinel, Oklahoma. He was the youngest of nine, born to Frankie Gene and Lona Lee Griggs Chandler. He married the love of his life, Marian Joyce Penney, on November 24, ...

  • 23 January

    Frances Ann Smith

    Frances Ann Smith, age 79, of Mena, Arkansas passed away on the afternoon of Tuesday, December 27, 2016 in Mena. She was born in Honeygrove, Texas on July 27, 1937 to the late Henry Allen, Jr. and the late Josephine George. Frances touched so many people’s hearts through her kindness, spirit, and her love. She will be dearly missed and ...