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May, 2017

  • 8 May

    Sheila Diane Stewart Griffie

    Sheila Diane Stewart Griffie, age 51, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017 in Mena. Sheila was born on December 4, 1965 in England, Arkansas to Gene Stewart and Carolyn Lacefield. She was a waitress and a “jack of all trades.” Sheila was a hard worker and was blunt, but honest, a trait people came to expect and ...

  • 8 May

    Cedric Leon Mosley

    Cedric Leon Mosley, age 60, of Mena died, Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Mena Regional Health System in Mena. He was born on Friday, June 15, 1956 to Redic and Hazel Charlene Williamson Mosley in Marble Falls, Texas. Cedric began as a child attending the Board Camp Assembly of God and is where he attended to this day.  He ...

  • 7 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 ...

  • 3 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. ...

  • 1 May

    Reilly James Scarbrough

    Reilly James Scarbrough, age 9, of Mena, died Thursday, April 27, 2017 near Hatfield. He was born on May 19, 2007 to Bethany Jo Scarbrough in Reno, Nevada. Reilly attended the Holly Harshman Elementary in Mena where he excelled as a student in the 4th grade. Reilly love playing his video games and was well on his way to becoming ...

  • 1 May

    Steven James Payne

    Steven James Payne, age 66, of Hatfield, died Thursday, April 27, 2017 at his home. He was born on Tuesday, May 2, 1950 to James Floyd and Joyce Lucille Hulett O’Brien in Fontana, California. Steven proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War for three years stationed on the Supercarrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63). Steven ...

  • 1 May

    Bethany Jo Scarbrough Wester

    Bethany Jo Scarbrough Wester, age 43, of Mena, died Tuesday, April 25, 2017 near Cove. She was born on Sunday, November 4, 1973 to James Allen and Carrie Kathleen O’Brien Scarbrough in Toppenish, Washington. Bethany loved her children and her family and spending time with them. She enjoyed reading, camping and listening to country music. Bethany worked for Elite Home ...

  • 1 May

    Acelynn Carrie Wester

    Acelynn Carrie Wester, age 2, of Mena, died Tuesday, April 25, 2017 near Cove. She was born on March 3, 2015 to Michael Joseph Wester and Bethany Jo Scarbrough in Mena, Arkansas. Acelynn loved playing with her baby dolls. She enjoyed playing with her brother Reilly and cousins. Acelynn was a loving daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, and friend and will ...

April, 2017

  • 27 April

    Joy Fern Hooker

    Joy Fern Hooker, age 79, of Mena, died Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at her home.  She was born on Tuesday, February 7, 1938 to Harris Clyde Walker and Dixie Belle Thomas in DeQueen, Arkansas. She and her family moved to Cove, when she was 5 years old. Joy graduated from Van-Cove High School in 1955, and then attended Texarkana Business College ...

  • 26 April

    Zelda Louise “Dusie” Liles

    Zelda Louise “Dusie” Liles, age 103 of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017, in Mena. Louise was born on September 9, 1913 in Pearland, Texas to the late Archie Bennett and Claricy Olin.  She was married to the late George W. Liles.  Louise rode the train all the way to California to marry George in October 1936.  George was born and ...