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January, 2016

  • 18 January

    Bobbie Faye Wooten Jones

    Bobbie Faye Wooten Jones, age 74, of Mena passed away Friday, January 15, 2016 in Hot Springs. Bobbie was born on December 22, 1941 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  She worked as a CNA for Mena Manor for 15 years and also at Renova/Aalfs as a sorter at different times.  Bobbie enjoyed helping people, and especially loved her family.  She was ...

  • 12 January

    Ava Jean Davidson

    Ava Jean Davidson, age 88, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab in Mena, Arkansas. She was born on March 28, 1927 at Yocana, Polk County, Arkansas.  She grew up in the Opal-Big Fork area.  Her parents were William Arnold Bates and Cynthia Dilbeck Bates of Big Fork, Arkansas. Ava married Harold N. Davidson on ...

  • 12 January

    Mary T. Marshall

    Mary T. Marshall, age 83, of Mena passed away Monday, January 11, 2016 in Mena. Mary was born in Pine Ridge, on January 22, 1932 to the late Tom Willhite and the late Mae McKinzie Willhite. She was happily married to the late Hollis E. Marshall.  Mary worked at Renova and also was a hospital assistant by profession. Mary was ...

  • 12 January

    Retha Gean Nelson-Spellman

    Retha Gean Nelson-Spellman, age 76, of Chickasha passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016 in Chickasha. Retha Gean Nelson-Spellman was born near Hinton, Oklahoma on February 15, 1939 to Benjamin B. Witt and Bessie Mae Fletcher-Witt. Retha graduated from Gage High School in 1957 as Salutatorian of her class. She moved to Oklahoma City and worked at Tinker Air Force Base ...

  • 12 January

    George Thomas

    George Thomas, age 85 of Mena, passed away December 20, 2015. George was born in West Springfield, Massachusetts on July 24, 1930 to Albert S. Thomas and Bedrea Rose (Kespo) Thomas.  He proudly served his country in the Unites States Air Force and worked in numerous industries prior to his retirement.  Mr. Thomas was a faithful and dedicated to his ...

  • 6 January

    Tanya Linette Denton

    Tanya Linette Denton, age 41, of Watson, died, Saturday, January 2, 2015 at the Baptist Health Medical Center in Arkadelphia.  She was born on Tuesday, May 7, 1974 to Glen Alex and Wanda Lugena Phillips Tunnell in Mena. Tanya enjoyed listening to her son Tyler playing his guitar and singing George Jones songs and dancing.  Her hobbies were making crafts, ...

  • 5 January

    Louis A. Gentry

    Louis A. Gentry, age 87, of Mena passed away Monday, January 4, 2016 in Mena. Louis was born in Many, Louisiana on March 17, 1928, to the late Henry Gentry and Easter Broomfield Gentry. He was happily married to Bettie Chatham Gentry for 61 years and worked as a Corrosion Specialist in the pipeline profession.  Louis was a loving and kind husband, ...

  • 5 January

    David E. Richmond

    David E. Richmond age 72, of Mena passed away Monday, January 04, 2016 in Mena. David was born in Florence, Arizona on October 30, 1942 to the late Olen F. Richmond and the late Floy Elizabeth Davis Richmond. David thoroughly enjoyed to hunt, fish, garden and being with family and friends. David loved to listen to music and being a ...

  • 5 January

    Sherry Jo Cole

    Sherry Jo Cole, age 73, of Mena, died Saturday, January 2, 2016 in Hot Springs.  She was born on Sept 3, 1942 to Merrell and Ruby Dee Hill Reams in Los Angeles. Sherry loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren and her pets and enjoyed the outdoors; working in her flower beds, yard work and helping anyone in ...

  • 4 January

    L. A. Robinson, Jr.

    Mr. L. A. Robinson, Jr., age 89, of Wickes died January 4, 2016 in Wickes. He was born in San Antonio, Texas on October 10, 1926 to the late Mr. Lafayette A. Robinson and the late Mrs. Ruby Bates Robinson. He moved to Arkansas with his parents in 1943. He Graduated Wickes High School Class of 1944 and graduated Coyne Radio and Electrical ...