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February, 2016

  • 27 February

    Homer “Bob” Whorton

    Homer “Bob” Whorton, age 88, of Pueblo, Colorado, died Sunday, February 21, 2016 at his home.  He was born on Tuesday, June 28, 1927 to Andy Clinton and Blanche Brittian Whorton in Kansas. He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Azell Whorton. Homer is survived by nephews, Randall Whorton of Mena, Andy Whorton of Mena and ...

  • 26 February

    Donald Eugene Drake

    Donald Eugene Drake, age 57 of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2016 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Mr. Drake was born in Eureka, Kansas on August 28, 1958 to the late Wayne Elden Grubb and the late Pearl Joy Thorton Grubb. He was lovingly married to Margie Wetherington Drake for many years. Mr. Drake loved his family, always putting ...

  • 24 February

    Georgia Marie Bridges

    Georgia Marie Bridges, age 65, of Hatfield, died Monday, February 22, 2016 at her home.  She was born on Saturday, January 13, 1951 to George Robert and Lola Marie Fulton Witt in Grapevine, Texas. Georgia loved life and treated people with respect and love.  She was an active member of the Christ’s Church of Cove and served the Lord with ...

  • 24 February

    Willard T. Hooper

    Willard T. Hooper, age 85, of Yocana, died Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas.  He was born on Wednesday, December 10, 1930 to Wayne Willie and Eliza Lott Hooper in Opal, Arkansas. Willard served his country proudly in the United States Marines during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged in 1954.  Willard worked ...

  • 23 February

    Desta Clarita Swope

    Desta Clarita Swope, age 71, of Mena, died Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at the CHI St. Vincent in Hot Springs. She was born on Thursday, September 7, 1944 to Francis and Louella Fishback Logsdon in Canton, Missouri. Desta loved life and enjoyed the outdoors working in her flowerbeds. She was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family and ...

  • 22 February

    Leslie Dean Carlson

    Leslie Dean Carlson, age 87, of Roswell, Georgia formally of Mena, Arkansas, died Thursday, February 11, 2016 at his home in Roswell. He was born on Monday, March 26, 1928 to Oscar Carlson and Esther Carlson in Chicago, Illinois. At approx 6 months old, Les’ family moved to Southern California. Over the years growing up, Les lived in Thousand Oaks, ...

  • 19 February

    V. Joyce Beam

    Joyce Beam, age 80, of Mena, died Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab in Mena.  She was born on Tuesday, January 14, 1936 to Albert Clay and Neva Yocham Brown in Isabella, Missouri. Joyce loved life and enjoyed the outdoors working in her flower beds.  Joyce had a servant’s heart and showed it for 33 ...

  • 18 February

    Joan Naomi Phillips Johnston

    Joan Naomi Phillips Johnston, age 72 of Mena, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2016 In Mena. Joan was born in Akron, Ohio on August 5, 1943 to the late Russell Ernest Phillips and the late Shirley Naomi Wolfe Phillips. She was lovingly married to Felix Schneider. Joan worked as an office clerk at Walgreens for many years. She enjoyed doing ...

  • 18 February

    Jeanette Lunsford Goddard

    Jeanette Lunsford Goddard, age 65, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday, February 15, 2016 in Mena. She was born in Medicine Lodge, Kansas on May 8, 1950 to the late Gilbert Lunsford and the late Patricia Holder Lunsford.  She was happily married to Jim (James) Goddard and was a loving homemaker.  She enjoyed writing short stories, reading, and had some of her poetry ...

  • 15 February

    Bonnie Katherine Osthoff

    Bonnie Katherine Osthoff, age 80, of Hatfield, died Thursday, February 11, 2016 at her home.  She was born on Tuesday, June 11, 1935 to Noah Earl and Melvie Stringer Lemmons in Pocahontas, Arkansas. Bonnie loved life and enjoyed the outdoors; working in her flower beds and helping anyone in need.  She loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren ...