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March, 2018

  • 5 March

    Jimmy Carl Curry

    Jimmy Carl Curry age 69, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2018 in Mena. Jimmy was born on September 15, 1948 in Mena, Arkansas to Carl Curry and Pauline Wolfenberger Curry. He was a painter in the Automotive and Aircraft Industry.  One of his favorite hobbies was stock car racing, in which he participated. Jimmy was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and friend to ...

February, 2018

  • 21 February

    Larry F. Hooper

    Larry F. Hooper age 77, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday, February 19, 2018 in Mena. Larry was born in Eagleton, Arkansas on September 15, 1940 to the late Frank Hooper and Lu Vada Bates Hooper. He was lovingly married to Betty Crowley Hooper for 58 years.  Larry proudly served his country in the United States Army. He retired from U. ...

  • 21 February

    Joan Reynolds

    Joan Reynolds, 83, of Cove, passed away Sunday, January 28, 2018, at Mercy Hospital in Ft. Smith, AR. Joan Elizabeth Anderson was born March 25, 1934, to James Anderson and Laura May Anderson, (ne VanCampen) in Philadelphia, PA. She is survived by her husband, James Reynolds of Cove; her brother Jim Anderson of Vista, CA; her half-brother David Anderson of San Fransisco, CA; her step-brother ...

  • 21 February

    Franklin Keith Ruther

    Franklin Keith Ruther, age 90, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, February 16, 2018 in Mena. He was born in Sparks, Nebraska on April 25, 1927 to the late Frank Thomas Ruther and the late Dorothy Schroeder Ruther. He grew up working on his parents’ farm with his brother Gene, caring for animals, crops and the land. He was a ...

  • 21 February

    Clarene Ward

    Clarene Ward, age 81 of Mena, Arkansas, left us on, Thursday, February 15, 2018 to be with the Lord that she loved and served. She was born on Saturday, March 7, 1936 to William Ode and Oda Malinda Sanders Wiles in Posey Hollow, Arkansas Clarene was a long time member of the Southside Church of God in Mena.  She enjoyed ...

  • 21 February

    Billie Jo McCoy

    Billie Jo McCoy, age 74, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, February 16, 2018 in Cove, Arkansas.   Billie Jo was born on June 30, 1943 in Mena, Arkansas to Earl White and Bertha Dickison White.  She was happily married to Raymond Dale McCoy for 56 years, was a Registered Nurse and was dedicated to the medical field.  Most of all she ...

  • 21 February

    Oren David Joel Rhodes

    Oren David Joel Rhodes, age 77, of Hatfield, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at his home.  He was born on Monday, November 11, 1940 to Hayden Samuel Monroe and Myrtle Lee Lambert Rhodes in Vandervoort, Arkansas. Oren was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and a great friend, who will be missed by all who knew him. He is ...

  • 21 February

    Maurice “Greasy” Manasco

    Maurice “Greasy” Manasco, Sr. age 84, of Cove, Arkansas passed away Thursday, February 15, 2018 in Mena. Maurice was born on October 16, 1933 to the late Thomas Jefferson “Jeff” Manasco and Julie Ann Davis Manasco in Cove, Arkansas. He proudly served his country in the Army during the Korean War and was also active in the VFW. Maurice was ...

  • 13 February

    Phyllis Elaine Randa

    Phyllis Elaine Randa, age 91, of Mena, Arkansas, died Monday, February 12, 2018 at the Arkansas Hospice in Hot Springs. She was born on Monday, May 3, 1926 to Harold James and Alice McGravie Barott in Tamrack Township, Minnesota. Phyllis worked for many years as an administration assistant and accountant for many different companies, but most notably Safeway Food Corporation. ...

  • 12 February

    Fokke (Dutch) Devries

    Fokke (Dutch) Devries, age 65 of Mena, Arkansas, passed away February 5, 2018 in Mena. He was born in Leeuwarden, Holland on January 5, 1953 to Franz and Antje Devries. Dutch was married to Tonia Fussell Devries for 6 happy years. He worked as a Chief Information Officer for Healthy Connections as a computer technologist. In his younger days, Dutch ...