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December, 2015

  • 9 December

    Albert B. Burger

    Albert B. Burger, age 85, of Mena, passed away Monday, December 07, 2015 in Mena, Arkansas. Albert was born in Billings, Missouri, on March 22, 1930 to the late Ernest Burger and the late Theresa Schatz Burger.  He was lovingly married to Lola A. Oldham Burger and worked as a USDA Food Inspector by profession and a member of the AFGE ...

  • 8 December

    Jimmie Don Golden

    Jimmie Don Golden, age 65, of Mena passed away Monday, December 7, 2015 in Mena, Arkansas. Jimmie was born in Mena, Arkansas on December 19, 1949 to the late James Golden and the late Virgie Pettit Golden. He was happily married to Barbara Harrison Golden for 47 years and worked at Brodix for 34 years in Research and Development.  Jimmie enjoyed ...

  • 7 December

    Bruce William Vance

    Bruce William Vance, of Mena passed away Sunday, December 6, 2015 at the age of 67. Bruce was born in Amery, WI on January 11, 1948. After high school graduation he joined the US Navy and spent 23 years in before he retired as a Senior Chief Radioman.  He then moved to Mena and began working for the City of Mena ...

  • 7 December

    William Lee “Bill” Scheidt

    William Lee “Bill” Scheidt passed away at home on December 1, 2015, at the age of 88 years, after a six-year battle with cancer. He was born October 5, 1927 in Centerville, Ohio to Carrie Barton and Charles Lee Scheidt.  He was the oldest of three brothers.  Bill married Jo Anne on December 26, 1974.  They were married for 40 years. Bill is ...

  • 7 December

    Jane Earline Barnes

    Jane Earline Barnes passed into eternal rest on Friday, December 4, 2015 in Mena, Arkansas.  She was born December 20, 1927 in Pond Creek, Oklahoma to Leslie Howard Nelson and Maggie May Blaikie. Apart from her roles as a loving wife and mother, Jane volunteered at the Visitor’s Information Center for many years.  She researched genealogy extensively and was the one you went ...

  • 7 December

    Arnold Lee Holbrook

    Arnold Lee Holbrook (1940-2015), age 75, of Acorn passed away at home surrounded by his children on Saturday, December 5, 2015. He was born on Saturday, November 16, 1940 to the late Proctor and Mabel Howard Holbrook in Jefferson, Ohio. Arnold spent his early years in Florida as a superintendent for Gibeaut Construction Company. He raised his kids on the ...

  • 3 December

    Anna LaVonne Ibbotson Dixon

    Anna LaVonne Ibbotson Dixon, age 78, of Smithville, Oklahoma passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015 in Smithville, Oklahoma. She was born February 15, 1937 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to the late Henry Frank Ibbotson and the late Anna Belle Waddle Ibbotson.  She was married to the late Amos Dixon and worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Rich Mountain Nursing Home for 13 years.  LaVonne loved her ...

November, 2015

  • 30 November

    Betty Williams

    Betty Williams, age 76, of Mena, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2015 in Mena. Betty was born in Sulphur Springs, Arkansas on February 8, 1939 to the late Gilbert Beam and the late Maggie Beam. She was married to the late Ray Williams and was a loving homemaker. Betty was a CNA nurse by profession. She was a very hard ...

  • 30 November

    Bonnie Bonsell Salyer

    Bonnie Bonsell Salyer passed into eternal rest on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Good Shephard Nursing Home in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was born June 21, 1930 in Hot Springs, South Dakota to Harold Jay and Beulah Hughes Bonsell.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, John Grafton Bonsell, her husband, Roy L. Salyer, and son-in-law, Randolph L. ...

  • 30 November

    Mary Jane Berry Correnti

    Mary Jane Berry Correnti, age 97, a resident of Mena, AR died Wednesday, November 25, 2015 in DeQueen Therapy and Living Center surrounded by her oldest child and her amazing Caregivers. She was born at home on November 4, 1918, the first daughter of ten children born to Harry F. Lyle and Ella J. Wolfe Lyle, in Holly Springs near ...