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October, 2016

  • 17 October

    Bobby Gene Thacker

    Bobby Gene Thacker, 64, of Hatfield, passed away Thursday, October 13, 2016 at McLennan VA Hospital in Little Rock. He was born in Mena on December 21, 1951 to the late Lester and Goldie Allene Thacker. Bob was an ordained minister of the Free Will Baptist Church. He enjoyed playing his 12 string guitar and played with several gospel bands. He is ...

  • 17 October

    Doug Doughty

    Doug Doughty, age 55, of Mena, died Sunday, October 16, 2016 of a heart attack doing what he loved, riding horses and hunting in the Ouachita Mountains at Shady. He was born on Monday, September 18, 1961 to Bill and Linda Putman Doughty in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Doug loved the outdoors and spending time with his family and friends. He loved to ...

  • 16 October

    Charley Houston Edwards

    Charley Houston Edwards, age 74 of Big Fork passed away October 14, 2016 at his home. Charley was born in Nunley, Arkansas to Mack H. Edwards and Rosa Lee Collier Edwards, on December 29, 1941.  Charley and “Teri” Theresa McGovern Edwards were married on October 5, 1996. Charley was a hard-working man who did some kind of construction all of his ...

  • 12 October

    Travis Barney Anderson, Jr.

    Travis Barney Anderson, Jr., age 68, of Hatfield, died Sunday, October 9, 2016 at the Select Specialty Hospital in Fort Smith.  He was born on Monday, March 1, 1948 to Travis Barney and Vonetha Summit Anderson in Yocana, Arkansas. Travis was a man enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.  He enjoyed playing dominoes and hanging out with his ...

  • 12 October

    Jack Adam Kinkade

    Mr. Jack Adam Kinkade, age 84, of Mena passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 11, 2016 in Mena, Arkansas. Jack was born in Arapahoe County, Colorado on November 3, 1931 to Bill E. Kinkade and Grace E. Koepke Kinkade. Celebrating almost 63 years, Jack and Johnnie Faye Martin Kinkade were married on November 26, 1953. He made many friends as salesman ...

  • 11 October

    Kenneth Oliver Headley, Jr.

    Kenneth Oliver Headley, Jr. age 74, of Cove, Arkansas passed away Monday, October 10, 2016 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. He was born February 21, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois to Kenneth Oliver Headley, Sr. and Helen Zimnowada Headley. He was married to Joan Milligan Headley and was the owner of Ouachita Mountain Rockhound Rockshop. He was a firefighter for 30 years ...

  • 11 October

    Jim D. Hendricks

    Jim D. Hendricks, age 63 years, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2016, at Board Camp, Arkansas, after years of renal disease. Jim was born in Mena, Arkansas, on July 25, 1953.  He was the son of Ray and Pat Hendricks, both of whom preceded him in death.  His sister, Deborah, and husband Kenneth Pierce, live in Elkton, Maryland.  His niece, Sara Pierce, and ...

  • 6 October

    Dewitt Short

    Dewitt Short, age 70, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at his home. He was born in Umpire, Arkansas on September 1, 1946 to the late Curtis Short and Emma Counts Short.   He was married to the late Ethel Thoms Short. Dewitt was a mechanic by profession.  He was a loving and kind father, grandfather, great-grandfather and ...

  • 6 October

    John David Wade, Sr.

    John David Wade, Sr., age 71, of Mena, died Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at the Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab in Mena.  He was born on Friday, April 13, 1945 to Robert Archibald Sr. and Myrtie Inez Tarr Wade in Eagletown, Oklahoma. John was a man of character; a straight talker with kindness to others, he served in the banking ...

  • 4 October

    Leroy Jones

    Mr. Leroy Jones, age 90, of Wickes, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2016 in Mena. Mr. Jones was born on December 21, 1925 in Wickes, Arkansas, to the late Linzy Jones and Ella Wilcher. He was happily married to Madge Collins Jones, the love of his life, on September 7, 1956 in Morristown, Tennessee. They were married for 60 years.  Mr. Jones ...