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May, 2017

  • 24 May

    Nodene Faulkner Dilbeck Goodgame

    Nodene Faulkner Dilbeck Goodgame, age 75, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Fort Myers, Florida. Nodene was born March 20, 1942 to the late Lewis Faulkner and Mary Lee Burnett Faulkner. Nodene was best known for her bright smile and deep love for her family. In her retirement, she enjoyed traveling, long walks on the beach looking for shells, ...

  • 24 May

    Bruce Wayne Edwards

    Bruce Wayne Edwards, age 59, of Mena passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Mena, Arkansas. Bruce was born in Rockford, Illinois on June 12, 1957 to the late Irvan Edwards and the late Rowena Loofboro Edwards.  He leaves behind his loving wife, Donna Toye Edwards.  Bruce was a Machinist for Sterling Machinery for 27 years.  Apart from his love of fishing, hunting ...

  • 24 May

    Marilyn Clift Eads

    Marilyn Clift Eads passed away May 5, 2017, in Owasso, OK, at age 92.  She was born June 14, 1924, to Ray and Ollie Clift of Mena, Arkansas.  After graduating from Mena High School, Marilyn attended beauty school in Little Rock.  Upon completion, she returned to Mena and worked as a beautician at Clift’s Beauty Shop. On May 13, 1945, ...

  • 24 May

    Stanley “Jackie” Eugene Bennett

    Stanley “Jackie” Eugene Bennett, Sr., age 72, of Mena, Arkansas, died Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at his home. He was born on Saturday, November 18, 1944 to Stanley Acil and Mary Shewmake Bennett in Fort Worth, Texas. Stanley was raised by his Aunt Doris and Uncle Sam Lehmann. Stanley was a Class of 1962 Mena High School graduate. Stanley served in ...

  • 17 May

    Mary H. Smith

    Mrs. Mary H. Smith, age 83, of Mena, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017 in El Dorado, Arkansas. She was born in December 29, 1933 to the late Charles Hiaumet and Irene Hiaumet. She was united in marriage to the late Paul Smith for 59 years and was a longtime member of the First Christian. Paul and Mary ...

  • 17 May

    Major Marjorie Lavinia Phipps

    Major Marjorie Lavinia Phipps, age 95, of Mena passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017 in Mena. She was born January 21, 1922 in Peoria, Illinois to the late W.H. Turner and the late Olive Tennant Turner.  She proudly served her country in the United States Army for 23 years, she retired as a Major. Marjorie was a resident of Mena for ...

  • 10 May

    Phyldeana Marilyn Enyeart

    Phyldeana Marilyn Enyeart, age 53, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017 in Mena. She was born on March 7, 1964 in Lebanon, Oregon to Elvy Andrew Mowdy and Phyldeana Cox. She was a homemaker and enjoyed doing arts and crafts such as, adult coloring books, craft beads and collecting pictures of angels and butterflies. She was a ...

  • 10 May

    Florence “Kathleen” Doyle

    Florence “Kathleen” Doyle, age 92, of Mena, Arkansas went to her heavenly home Sunday, May 7, 2017. She was born in Dallas, Texas on October 6, 1924 to the late William Arthur Thomas and the late Jewel Azalee McNellis Thomas.  Kathleen was a dedicated wife of the late Reverend Dan Doyle for 57 years.  Kathleen had a servant’s heart and ...

  • 10 May

    Dot Lunsford Riggle

    Dot Lunsford Riggle, age 90, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Friday, May 5, 2017 in Mena. Dot was born in Yocana, Arkansas on June 3, 1926 to the late James Taylor Lunsford and the late Belle Cox Lunsford. She was married to the late Richard Riggle and worked in retail as a clerk. Dot is survived by nephews, James Bates ...

  • 10 May

    Lloyd “Alton” Pate

    Lloyd “Alton” Pate, age 64, of Mena, formerly of Hatfield, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017 in Mena. Alton was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on July 18, 1952 to the late Lloyd Alton Pate, Sr. and Sybil Joyce Beam Pate. He was talented in woodworking, making canes, and knives. Alton was member of the NASH and ATFA organizations. ...