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May, 2020

  • 27 May

    Judy Ann Fruen Myers

    Judy Ann Fruen Myers, age 70, of Hatfield, Arkansas, passed away Monday, May 18, 2020 at her home. She was born June 15, 1949 in Bates, Arkansas to the late Ellis L. C. “Dick” Fruen and the late Ala “Evelyn” Pepper Fruen.  She was united in marriage to Terry Myers until his passing.  Judy worked at Aalf’s Clothing factory.  She ...

  • 27 May

    Harold Ray Riley

    Harold Ray Riley, age 75 of Mena, Arkansas, passed from this life on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. Harold was born on August 23, 1944 to Nauflett Riley and Alma Ray (Crossland) Riley. He was united in marriage to Dee-Dee (Boeving) Riley, or as Harold called her, “Baby Cakes”, for 53 years. Harold attended ...

  • 20 May

    Velda Janell Waldrop Watkins

    Velda Janell Waldrop Watkins, age 78, of Vandervoort left this life for her eternal heavenly home on Wednesday, May 13 th , 2020. She was born the daughter of R. C. and Flossie Tilley Waldrop in King, Arkansas on December 26 th , 1941. She was a member of Vandervoort First Baptist Church since she was 12 years old, where ...

  • 20 May

    Eunice Vernell Nance

    Eunice Vernell Nance, age 71, of Mena, Arkansas died Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at her home. She was born on Thursday, March 10, 1949 to Sylvester Lenear Walker and Viola Marjorie Elliott Walker in Ardmore, Oklahoma.    Eunice was a lady of faith and loved her family. Her love of the Lord was the most important aspect of her life.  ...

  • 20 May

    Joyce Ann Higgins

    Joyce Ann Higgins, age 70, of Smithville, Oklahoma died Friday, May 15, 2020 at the Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith. She was born on Tuesday, June 14, 1949 to Leroy Sharp and Bessie Louise Brown Sharp in Florence, Arizona.    Joyce was a lady of faith and had a love for her family.  Her children and grandchildren were the most ...

  • 20 May

    Kenneth P. Grenz

    Kenneth P. Grenz, age 87, of Mena, Arkansas died Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at his home in Mena. He was born on Thursday, October 13, 1932 to Paul and Edna Pauline Gaede Grenz in Hitchcock, Oklahoma.   Kenneth served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict as a medic and was Honorably Discharged. He was a ...

  • 20 May

    June Kathleen Griffin Gray

    June Kathleen Griffin Gray, age 88 of Hatfield, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2020 in Mena, Arkansas. She was born July 20, 1931 in Hatfield, Arkansas to William Albert (W.A.) Griffin and Minnie Ola Moore Griffin. June was united in marriage to Ted Gray on May 12, 1949. June was a retired sales clerk of Thomas Jewelry. In her ...

  • 20 May

    Harold Gene Deramus

    Harold Gene Deramus, 84 years old of Mena, Arkansas died on Sunday, May 10, 2020.  He passed on to his heavenly reward surrounded by his loving family while at home from complications of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. Harold was born on February 17, 1936 in Los Cruses, New Mexico to Arvin and Willa Taylor Deramus.  He was the brother of ...

  • 6 May

    Jerry Allen Long

    Jerry Allen Long, born April 24, 1949 in Barton, AR, passed away on May 3, 2020 in Mena, AR. Jerry is survived by two sons, Jerry Allen Long, Jr. of El Paso, Texas and Jacob Long of Boise, Idaho, one stepson, Tory Ryan of Port Orchard, Washington and one stepdaughter, Mylie Dahlke. Brothers Larry Smith of Lewiston, Idaho and William ...

  • 6 May

    Donald Oscar Ward

    Donald Oscar Ward, age 83 of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Friday, April 24, 2020 in Ft. Smith, AR. He was born January 16, 1937 in Hatfield, Arkansas to Oscar and Bess (Richardson) Ward. Donald was united in marriage to Constance Ward for 58 years. He worked as an Electronics Engineer in the aviation field and loved to paint and draw. ...