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March, 2017

  • 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 ...

  • 7 March

    Earl Bradford Woodruff, II

    Earl Bradford Woodruff, II, age 51, of Cove, died Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Mena Regional Health System. He was born on Saturday, April 24, 1965 to Earl Bradford and Claudia Jean Steinhausser Woodruff in Columbus, Ohio. Earl enjoyed his family and spending time with his children and grandchildren.  He enjoyed camping, fishing, playing chess and riding his motorcycles on ...

  • 7 March

    Freddy Gean Allen, Sr.

    Freddy Gean Allen, Sr., age 65, of Hatfield, died Sunday, March 5, 2017 at his home.  He was born on Monday, September 10, 1951 to Carl Edward and Fannie May Broadway Allen in Lawson, Texas. Freddy loved hunting and fishing, and spending time with his children. Freddy was a Baptist and a proud United States Army Veteran serving during the ...

  • 6 March

    James Lee Harmon

    James Lee Harmon, age 52, of Mena, died Saturday, March 4, 2017 at his home.  He was born on Thursday, July 9, 1964 to James Peter and Peggy Lou Chesser Harmon in Altus, Oklahoma. James loved the outdoors and spending time with his family and friends. He loved to spoil his grandchildren and take them to the park because it brought ...

February, 2017

  • 28 February

    Mary Mabry Wallace

    Mary Mabry Wallace, age 76, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017 in Mena. Mary was born on August 1, 1940 to Auburn and Cleo Mabry in Plainview, Arkansas.  She married Raymond Wallace on July 8, 1957 in Poteau, Oklahoma. She was a loving and caring mother and grandmother.  She enjoyed spending time with and feeding her grandchildren and loved ...

  • 28 February

    Erna D. Hertzog

    Mrs. Erna D. Hertzog, age 95, of Mena passed away Monday, February 27, 2017 in Mena, Arkansas. Erna was born on April 5, 1921 in Germany to the late Heinerich Doench and the late Hulda Doench. She lived in Polk County for 9 years and was an American citizen. Erna enjoyed a full life taking care of her family and ...

  • 27 February

    Faye Brewer

    Faye Brewer, age 80, of Mena, Arkansas died Friday, February 24, 2017 at Rich Mountain Nursing Home. She was born on Wednesday, January 6, 1937 to Robert Edward and Effie Isabelle Ridge Lawrence in Shady, Arkansas. Faye’s personal philosophy of life was to do what sits well with your soul. She attended the Salem Baptist Church and enjoyed her Ladies Sunday school ...

  • 24 February

    J.L. “Hoot” Johnson

    J.L. “Hoot” Johnson, age 82, of Watson, Oklahoma died Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the Mena Regional Health System in Mena. He was born on Thursday, March 1, 1934 to Jess Leon and Nina Mary Ladd Johnson in Watson, Oklahoma. Hoot attended the Cove First Baptist Church. His life was guided by what was most important to him, his wife, ...