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March, 2017

  • 17 March

    Raymond Hayward

    Raymond Hayward, age 80, of Big Fork died Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the St. Vincent Hospital in Hot Springs. He was born on Monday, October 19, 1936 to Robert and Nettie Addison Hayward in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Raymond was always a hard worker. He was the Fire Chief at Big Fork for twenty years as well as an active member ...

  • 13 March

    Doris Jean Smith

    Mrs. Doris Jean Smith, age 86, of Mena, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017 in Mena, Arkansas. She was born March 16, 1930 in Opal, Arkansas to the late Jesse T. Holmes and the late Snow Louise Sherman Holmes. Mrs. Smith worked at Wal-Mart for many years. She loved baseball, was an avid Atlanta Braves fan, and enjoyed gardening. She ...

  • 13 March

    Ella Faye Fairless

    Ella Faye Fairless, age 78, of Smithville, Oklahoma passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017 at her home. Ella Faye was born in Mesa, Arizona on April 24, 1938 to the late William “Bill” Harrison Gray and the late Frankie Glover. She was married to the late James Fairless. Ella Faye retired from Bell Helicopter, where she did bonding on helicopter ...

  • 12 March

    Carrie Pearl Golden Hoover

    Carrie Pearl Golden Hoover, age 87, of Mena, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017 in Mena, Arkansas. Pearl was born on June 17, 1929 in Galena, Missouri to the late Walter Samuel Golden and the late Mattie Lee Roseman Golden. She was married to Doran Hoover until his death. She was a devoted mother with a big servant’s heart, helping ...

  • 12 March

    Floyd Watson Clark, Jr.

    Floyd Watson Clark, Jr., 63, of Nashville, Arkansas passed away on Friday, March 10, 2017 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born on January 12, 1954 in Nashville, Arkansas, the son of the late Floyd Watson Clark, Sr. and Anita (Marshall) Clark. Floyd was an optimistic person with a positive attitude who loved people.  He was a leader, an encourager and ...

  • 10 March

    Danny May

    Danny May, age 60, of Mena, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Danny was born on June 21, 1956 in Bakersfield, California to Woodrow May and Roxie Sisney May. He was married to Cindy Hale May and was in the construction business by profession. Danny enjoyed riding motorcycles hunting and building houses. He liked listening to “Elvis” ...

  • 8 March

    Loretta Miller

    Loretta Miller, age 89, Of Mena passed away March 3, 2017 in Mena, Arkansas. Loretta Miller was born on December 21, 1927, in the Montgomery County community of Hopper, Arkansas. She was the first of four daughters of Roy and Madene Horn. By her mother’s account she was a happy little girl who loved going on the rounds with her ...

  • 8 March

    Mabel Oglesby

    Mabel Oglesby, age 91, of Mena passed away March 6, 2017 in Hot Springs, Arkansas at Arkansas Hospice. She was born in Vandervoort, Arkansas on October 25, 1925 to the late Austin Parker and the late Bertha James Parker. Mabel was married to the late Paul Oglesby until his death and worked as a school cafeteria manager for Acorn Schools ...

  • 7 March

    Dendin L. Guinn

    Dendin L. Guinn, age 70, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at his home. He was born May 23, 1946 in Mena, Arkansas to Alan L. Guinn and Rea Lunsford Guinn.  He was married   to Shirley Beshears Guinn for 46 years and taught in public schools until he retired.   Dendin’s joy in life was his family, talking to others about ...

  • 7 March

    Catherine Clarice Billingsley Smith

    Catherine Clarice Billingsley Smith, age 92, of Mena, died Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Mena Manor.  She was born on Saturday, February 14, 1925 to Russell James and Opal Catherine Teague Billingsley in Heavener, Oklahoma. Catherine moved to Mena in 1937.  She worked many years as an accountant for Exxon Mobile.  Catherine loved life and enjoyed spending time with ...