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December, 2016

  • 26 December

    Solomon “Buck” D. Cureton

    Solomon “Buck” D. Cureton, age 93, of Vandervoort, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2016 in Mena. Buck was born in Cove, Arkansas on July 23, 1923 to the late Tom Dolton Cureton and the late Vona Fair Cureton. He was married to Clara Quigley on July 7, 1948 until her death in 2005. Buck worked in the logging business ...

  • 22 December

    Doris Aline Varner

    Doris Aline Varner, age 96, of Alder Springs, died Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at her home.  She was born on Friday, June 11, 1920, to Amos Adams and Rosie Drew Sullivan Alexander in Houston, Texas. Doris loved helping others. She lived her life by the Bible. She served as a Sunday school teacher, for the Home Extension Office and was ...

  • 21 December

    Virginia Evah Keebler Lunger

    Virginia Evah Keebler Lunger, age 76, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Virginia was born in Ontario, California on June 12, 1940 to the late Martin Owen Keebler and Wynnette Alexander Keebler. She worked for Hughes Aircraft in soldering of electronics. Virginia enjoyed bowling and country dancing with family and friends. First and foremost she loved ...

  • 20 December

    Trent Wade Lunsford

    Trent Wade Lunsford passed away December 15, 2016.  He was born September 16, 1976 in Mena, Arkansas to Terry and Sandy Lunsford. Trent had a such a vivacious and charismatic personality, a contagious hunger for life and a gigantic, compassionate heart for others. He was skilled in construction, butchering, and craftsmanship. But it was through Trent’s struggles, he gained his greatest calling. ...

  • 19 December

    Larry Lawayne Stricklin

    Larry Lawayne Stricklin, age 65, of Hatfield, Arkansas went to meet his Savior, Wednesday, December 14, 2016 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Larry was born in Mena, Arkansas on June 16, 1951 to the late Omen and Wanda Jean Stricklin. He was married to Ramona “Mona” Willis for 28 years and was a man of all trades. Larry was a genuine character, ...

  • 18 December

    Opal C. Warren

    Opal C. Warren, age 90, of Mount Ida, passed away December 16, 2016 at Montgomery County Nursing Home, Mt. Ida, AR. She was born October 26, 1926 to Robert and Fannie Carter. Mrs. Warren is preceded in death by her husband William G. Warren, one daughter, Gwen Weibl, one brother, Floyd Carter, and one sister, Faye Gladden. She is survived ...

  • 13 December

    Iva Mae Sikes

    Iva Mae Sikes, age 96, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2016 at Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Iva Mae was born on May 5, 1920 to Ora L. and Ida Jane Holmes.  She was united in marriage to Lee Sikes on November 24, 1934.  She was blessed with three children, Mildred, Larry, and Virginia.  She was a devoted ...

  • 7 December

    Carrol F. Jesse

    Carrol F. Jesse, age 86, of Mena, passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2016 in Mena, Arkansas. Mr. Jesse was born in Mexico, Missouri on September 24, 1930 to the late Carl Raymond Jesse and the late Mayme Buchanan Burton. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force for 23 years, retiring as MSgt. He then worked as maintenance chief ...

  • 5 December

    Levieta Faye Ehret

    Levieta Faye Ehret, age 55, of Mena, passed away Saturday December 3, 2016 in Mena. Mrs. Ehret was born in Atlanta, Georgia on December 28, 1960 to Clarence Edward Houston and Betty Joe Gentry.  She was married to William “Bill” Ehret and was a loving homemaker.  Most of all she loved serving God first and foremost, followed by taking care of her ...

  • 5 December

    Master Chief Quarter Master Alan “Jerry” Wilson, Sr.

    Master Chief Quarter Master Alan “Jerry” Wilson, Sr., age 80, died peacefully in his Mena, AR home on December 01, 2016. He was a 22-year veteran submarine sailor and river patrol boat commander in the Navy. He served three tours on River Patrol Boats in the Mekong Delta during the Vietnam War and was awarded many commendations, including a Bronze Star. ...