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August, 2017

  • 30 August

    Oden Anderson Gentry

    Oden Anderson Gentry, of Grannis, Arkansas, passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017, at the age of 91. He was born on November 19, 1925, in Lovejoy, Texas to Ader Elmer and Oden Gentry. Oden was preceded in death by his mother and father, his brothers, Sidney Gentry and James Gentry; his sisters, Janice Stuckey, Opal Ketner, Janelle Bush, and ...

  • 30 August

    Emerson Kay Lyle

    Emerson Kay Lyle, age 8, a resident of Wickes, Arkansas, died Monday, August 28, 2017 in the Mena Regional Medical Center. She was born on March 23, 2009 in Texarkana, Texas. She was a member of the Midway Pentecostal Church at Vandervoort, and she enjoyed make-up, fishing, hunting, dancing, playing dress-up, and music. She was preceded in death by her ...

  • 22 August

    David Lee Byrd

    David Lee Byrd, age 64, of Vandervoort, Arkansas, left to be with the Lord on Monday, August 21, 2017. He is preceded in death by his mother, father, and one son, David Lee Byrd, II. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Sandra Evans Byrd; his son, Kevin Byrd and wife Tracy of Tennessee; daughters, Peggy Byrd Dulinsky ...

  • 22 August

    Desiree Hutto-Morin

    Desiree Hutto-Morin, age 60, passed away August 9, 2017 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her son, Steven Morin Jr. and her husband, Steven Morin Sr. She is survived by her parents Hazel and Dan Arndt, of Mena; two daughters, Felisha Sawyer of Tuscan, AZ and Crystal Bower of Pittsburg, PA. Memorial service will be held ...

  • 18 August

    Ivil Counts Rowell

    Ivil Counts Rowell, age 94, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, August 18, 2017 in Mena. Mrs. Rowell was born in Plunkettville, Oklahoma on September 26, 1922 to the late Harve Counts and the late Ethel Plunkett Counts.  She was happily married to the late Carl Rowell until his death.  Ivil was a loving homemaker and enjoyed raising her children.  She also enjoyed growing ...

  • 18 August

    Edrich Becker Sauer

    Edrich Becker Sauer, age 83, of Mena, Arkansas died Sunday, August 6, 2017 at his home. He was born on Wednesday, August 1, 1934 to John Lowell and Margaretha Turnis Becker Sauer in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Edrich was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mena. He honorably served in the United States Army during the Cuban Invasion. Edrich was ...

  • 17 August

    Elsie Elizabeth Fried

    Elsie Elizabeth Fried, age 101, of Mena, died Friday, August 11, 2017 at home.  She was born on Sunday, June 25, 1916 to Walter A. and Etta L. Robinson Moreau in Wichita Falls, Texas. Elsie was a Godly woman and longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Mena. Faith, church, and her family were always of utmost importance to ...

  • 17 August

    Mary Elizabeth Kennett Rhodes

    Mary Elizabeth Kennett Rhodes, age 91, of Mena, Arkansas died Monday, August 14, 2017 at her home. She was born on Sunday, May 23, 1926 to Thomas Andrew and Lillie Branum Kennett in Leachville, Arkansas. Mary earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Home Economics from the University of Arkansas, taught home economics at Leachville High School in Mississippi County, ...

  • 16 August

    Sierra Nicole Sanders

    Sierra Nicole Sanders, age 19, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday, August 14, 2017 in Shady, Arkansas. Sierra was born on July 23, 1998 in Mena, Arkansas to Bobby Sanders and Charity Cornelius Sanders. She was employed by Nidec in Mena. Sierra was an outdoors girl that enjoyed hunting, fishing, bow fishing, water rafting, and mudding with family and friends. ...

  • 15 August

    Michael Wayne Quillin

    Michael Wayne Quillin, age 62, of Mena, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Mena, Arkansas. Michael was born in Mena, Arkansas on March 19, 1955 to Charles Quillin and Lois Young Quillin.  He was married to Debbie Hughes Quillin for 43 years.  Michael worked in Aviation as a profession. He enjoyed watching Nascar and being on Lake Ouachita playing on the ...