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April, 2020

  • 1 April

    Mrs. Goldie Louise Baxter

    Mrs. Goldie Louise Baxter, age 88, of Octavia, OK passed away Friday, March 27, 2020 in Poteau, OK. Goldie was born May 23, 1931 in Octavia, OK to the late Alva B. Marsh and Effie Ollie White Marsh. She was married to Bill Smith until his passing. Goldie was the Head cafeteria cook for both Octavia and Smithville schools for ...

  • 1 April

    Stephen ‘Steve’ Tristan, Rye, Sr.

    Stephen ‘Steve’ Tristan, Rye, Sr., 78, of Austin, TX, passed away on March 21, 2020 in Austin, TX. Steve was born in Phoenix, Arizona to Weldon and Marta Rye on November 20, 1941. Steve went to high school in Hatfield, AR and graduated in 1959. He went on to earn a business degree from Arkansas Tech in Russellville, AR in ...

  • 1 April

    Mrs. Georgia Faye Webb

    Mrs. Georgia Faye Webb, age 90, of Cove, AR passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Dierks Health and Rehab. Mrs. Webb was born on October 14, 1929 in Provence, OK to the late George Washington Hitt and Carrie Lou George Hitt. Georgia was married to her husband J.W. Webb for many wonderful years before he passed. Georgia was of ...

March, 2020

  • 25 March

    Gary Lee Thomas

    Gary Lee Thomas, age 78, of Mena, died Saturday, March 14, 2020 at his home. He was born on Thursday, April 24, 1941 to Robert Lee and Ada Maxine Beck Thomas in New Market, Missouri. Gary loved the Lord and attended the Salem Baptist Church in Mena. Throughout the years he was very involved in helping churches he attended with ...

  • 18 March

    Terri Jo Lane

    Terri Jo Lane passed from this life peacefully in her sleep on March 10, 2020 in Blackfork, AR. Terri was born to Terry Lane and Tina Lane on October 30, 1990 in Mena, AR.  She is preceded in death by her mother, Tina Lane and both maternal and paternal grandparents.  She attended Acorn Schools and went on to have two ...

  • 18 March

    Steven Ferguson

    Steven Ferguson, age 66, of Mena, died Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at his home. He was born on Thursday, December 31, 1953 to Fred and Mildred Morris Ferguson in Mena, AR. Steven was saved at the Big Fork Baptist Church and attended the First Assembly of God in Mena. He was a painter and worked construction throughout his life. Steven ...

  • 18 March

    Audie Gene Wigger

    Audie Gene Wigger, age 72, of Mena, AR passed away Saturday, March 14th, 2020 in Mena. He was born September 17, 1947, in Mena to the late Jodie Wigger and the late Hazel Carter Wigger. He married Susan Lee Johnson on September 29, 1967. Audie was elected as the Polk County Assessor in 1976 and served until 1986. In conjunction ...

  • 18 March

    Mary Ruth Putman

    Mary Ruth Putman, age 84, of Ft. Worth, TX, formerly of Mena, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2020 in Ft. Worth. She was born on December 14, 1935 in Iago, TX to the late George Edwards and the late Bertha Brown Edwards. She was married to Durell Putman and was a homemaker. Mary loved to be around people and particularly ...

  • 18 March

    Frances (Frankie) Yvonne Martin

    Frances (Frankie) Yvonne Martin, age 73, of Grannis, AR died Saturday, February 22, 2020, at her home. She was born September 4, 1946, in Saugus, California. Frankie loved spending time with her husband and family. Her happiest times were spent with her children and grandchildren. She spoke often of her siblings and her childhood growing up in California, but her ...

  • 18 March

    Sherman Lee Hanks

    Sherman Lee Hanks, also known as Dad, Daddy, and PaPa, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the age of 75. Sherman was born on June 28, 1944 in Coalgate, Oklahoma to the late Loyd Hanks and the late Gladys Coffee Hanks, both of whom preceded him in death. He proudly served his ...