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March, 2016

  • 20 March

    Robert Wayne Davis

    Robert Wayne Davis, age 67, of Mena passed away March 18, 2016 in Mena. Robert was born in Houston, Texas on August 14, 1948 to the late Norman Robert Davis and the late Willie Bobbie Hicks. He was married to Mary Ellen Doherty Davis for 47 years.  Robert enjoyed being a Polk County Game Warden for 20 years. He enjoyed Casino ...

  • 20 March

    James Darrell Sanders

    James Darrell Sanders, age 20, a resident of Wickes, died Monday, March 14, 2016. He was born on June 15, 1995 to Clifford and Kelly Sanders in DeQueen, Arkansas. James is survived by a daughter, whom he loved deeply, Hailey Jade Sanders of Springdale, Washington; mother, Kelly James of Millford, New Hampshire; father and stepmom, Clifford and Mecca Sanders of Freeport, Texas; ...

  • 18 March

    Medina M. Tapley

    Medina M. Tapley, age 78, of Mena passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2016 in Mena. She was born on September 30, 1937 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to the late LeGrand A. Middleton and Margaret King Middleton.  Medina was united in marriage to the late Aubrey D. Tapley on October 10, 1964. She was known for her supporting role behind the ...

  • 15 March

    Mr. James Morgan Mitchell

    Mr. James Morgan Mitchell, age 92 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Thursday, March 10, 2016 in Mena. He was born in Sandborn, Indiana on February 11, 1924 to the late Burt Mitchell and the late May Greene Mitchell.  He was married to Karen Kussman Knight Mitchell and worked in electronic technology for IBM by profession.  As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, ...

  • 14 March

    Ethel Ann Fountain

    Ethel Ann Fountain of Mena, Arkansas went to be with her blessed Savior Saturday, March 12, 2016.  Ethel was born to Theofiel Oscar “TO” Vilt and Irene Roberta Pool Vilt on October 6, 1946 in Utica, New York.  She was united in marriage to Lee Fountain on May 22, 1981. Ethel was a devoted Christian and had a beautiful soul.  She was a faithful ...

  • 14 March

    Mark Lewis Wesson

    Mark Lewis Wesson, age 55, died Friday, March 11, 2016 at his home in Mena, AR. He was born on November 22, 1960 to Harold and Geraldine Wesson in Wichita Falls, Texas. Mark loved his family and spending time with them. He enjoyed tinkering with anything mechanical and technical; his passion was working on his projects. Mark loved watching Sci-fi ...

  • 14 March

    Bruce Efird

    Bruce Efird, age 64 of Mena, Arkansas died Sunday, March 13, 2016 at Mena Regional Health Systems in Mena.  He was born Saturday September 22, 1951, to Wendell & Pauline Buck Efird in Malvern Arkansas. After graduating from Malvern High School, Bruce was a standout football player and was fortunate enough to play college football at Ouachita Baptist University, where ...

  • 14 March

    Austin H. Emery

    Austin H. Emery, age 85, of Mena, died Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab in Mena.  He was born on Friday, February 20, 1931 to Austin Hallett Sr. and Anna Seaton Emery in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Austin served his country proudly in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict and met at a USO ...

  • 9 March

    Martha (Marty) Aurora Chadwick

    Martha (Marty) Aurora Chadwick age 68 of Nunley, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, March 08, 2016 in Nunley. Martha was born in Whittier, California on March 5, 1948 to the late David A. Borden and the late Mary Laycook Borden. She was happily married to Dennis Chadwick for 16 years. Martha loved her children dearly and they were number 1 in ...

  • 9 March

    John Alan Chamberlain

    John Alan Chamberlain, age 66 of Pencil Bluff, passed away March 4, 2016 at CHI St. Vincent in Hot Springs, AR. Mr. Chamberlain was in the Marine Corp and served in the Vietnam War. He loved to spend time in the outdoors and was an avid sportsman. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and was a friend ...