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May, 2017

  • 31 May

    Doyle Wayne Cook

    Doyle Wayne Cook, age 67, of Talihina, Oklahoma, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017 in Poteau, Oklahoma. Doyle Wayne was born in Mena, Arkansas on November 8, 1947 to Lewis Elvoy Cook and Elizabeth Susanna Brock Cook.  He graduated from Wickes High School in Wickes, Arkansas and was a veteran of Vietnam. Doyle was a very special, kind, and generous person, ...

  • 24 May

    Phillip Stanley Speer

    Phillip Stanley Speer, age 61, of Mena, died Sunday, May 14, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born on Wednesday, April 4, 1956 to Glynn Roe and Hazel Marie Chapman Speer in Texarkana, Arkansas. Phillip graduated from Liberty Eylau High School in Texarkana, Texas, in 1974. He received his Bachelor’s of Science in Forestry from ...

  • 24 May

    Diane Lavon Bovee Koehler

    Diane Lavon Bovee KoehlerOur Dearest Diane Lavon Bovee Koehler passed away on April 1, 2017 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was born March 6, 1970 in Mena, Arkansas to John and Violetta Bovee. She was a reader, a documentary film buff, with interests in psychology and criminal justice. Her dearest friends came from River Group of San ...

  • 24 May

    Wanda McBride Jones

    Wanda McBride Jones, age 81 of Mena, Arkansas went to be with her Lord on Monday, May 15, 2017 in Mena. Wanda was born in Big Cedar, Oklahoma on May 19, 1935 to George McBride and Annie Peters McBride. She married Glen Jones on July 5, 1952, and was a loving and faithful homemaker. Early years she went to work ...

  • 24 May

    June Carole Johnson

    June Carole Johnson, age 82, of Watson, Oklahoma died Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the Peachtree Hospice in Fort Smith. She was born on Saturday, June 9, 1934 to Ivus Johnathan William and Imogene Wilson White in Octavia, Oklahoma. June was a very active member of Cove First Baptist Church, teaching Sunday school and Vacation Bible School. She was a ...

  • 24 May

    Nodene Faulkner Dilbeck Goodgame

    Nodene Faulkner Dilbeck Goodgame, age 75, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Fort Myers, Florida. Nodene was born March 20, 1942 to the late Lewis Faulkner and Mary Lee Burnett Faulkner. Nodene was best known for her bright smile and deep love for her family. In her retirement, she enjoyed traveling, long walks on the beach looking for shells, ...

  • 24 May

    Bruce Wayne Edwards

    Bruce Wayne Edwards, age 59, of Mena passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Mena, Arkansas. Bruce was born in Rockford, Illinois on June 12, 1957 to the late Irvan Edwards and the late Rowena Loofboro Edwards.  He leaves behind his loving wife, Donna Toye Edwards.  Bruce was a Machinist for Sterling Machinery for 27 years.  Apart from his love of fishing, hunting ...

  • 24 May

    Marilyn Clift Eads

    Marilyn Clift Eads passed away May 5, 2017, in Owasso, OK, at age 92.  She was born June 14, 1924, to Ray and Ollie Clift of Mena, Arkansas.  After graduating from Mena High School, Marilyn attended beauty school in Little Rock.  Upon completion, she returned to Mena and worked as a beautician at Clift’s Beauty Shop. On May 13, 1945, ...

  • 24 May

    Stanley “Jackie” Eugene Bennett

    Stanley “Jackie” Eugene Bennett, Sr., age 72, of Mena, Arkansas, died Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at his home. He was born on Saturday, November 18, 1944 to Stanley Acil and Mary Shewmake Bennett in Fort Worth, Texas. Stanley was raised by his Aunt Doris and Uncle Sam Lehmann. Stanley was a Class of 1962 Mena High School graduate. Stanley served in ...

  • 17 May

    Mary H. Smith

    Mrs. Mary H. Smith, age 83, of Mena, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017 in El Dorado, Arkansas. She was born in December 29, 1933 to the late Charles Hiaumet and Irene Hiaumet. She was united in marriage to the late Paul Smith for 59 years and was a longtime member of the First Christian. Paul and Mary ...