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October, 2016

  • 31 October

    Ruth Julia Sherman

    Ruth Julia Sherman, age 94, of Mena, died Monday, October 31, 2016 at the Oaks in Mena. She was born on Monday, March 6, 1922 to David Monroe and May Carter Beck in Alf, Arkansas. Ruth loved and served the Lord with all her heart.  She was a pastor’s wife for over 50 years and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Mena ...

  • 31 October

    Alvin Lee “Butch” Stricklin

    Alvin Lee “Butch” Stricklin, age 73, of Hatfield, Arkansas passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016 in Hatfield. Mr. Stricklin was born March 2, 1943 in Mena, Arkansas to Calvin Stricklin and Sylvia Wilkinson Callahan. He worked as a lineman for a utility company, and enjoyed his road trips and sitting on the porch, talking and telling stories with his cousin, Larry ...

  • 26 October

    Benigno Ferro Francisco

    Benigno Ferro Francisco, age 81, of Mena, died Monday, October 24, 2016 at the St. Vincent Hospital in Hot Springs.  He was born on Tuesday, May 7, 1935 in Lima, Peru. Benigno came to the United States at a very young age and settled in Allentown, Pennsylvania where he worked for Lucent Technology for 32 years.  After he retired, he ...

  • 26 October

    John Victor Allen

    John Victor Allen, age 84, of Pine Ridge, died Friday, October 21, 2016 at his home.  He was born on Sunday, September 4, 1932 to Victor Brown and Catherine Cottrell Allen in Craig, Colorado. John served his country proudly in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. John was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, and will ...

  • 24 October

    Earl Edwards Harvey

    Earl Edwards Harvey, age 83, of Acorn, died Friday, October 21, 2016 at the Mena Regional Health System.  He was born on Thursday, October 12, 1933 to William Odus and Bertha Lee Edwards Harvey in Mena. Earl was a man after God and knew that because He lives you can face tomorrow no matter the situations in life.  Earl loved his family ...

  • 21 October

    Alla Mae Cogburn

    Alla Mae Cogburn, age 95, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away in Mena, Arkansas on Friday, October 21, 2016. She was born in Lawton, Oklahoma on the 16th of June 1921, to Joseph Clark and Eula McNeeley Clark.  She was married to the late Jesse Cogburn and worked at the Renova Shirt Factory as well as a homemaker most of her life.  She was an ...

  • 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 ...