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February, 2017

  • 13 February

    Melvin Raymond Davison, Jr.

    Melvin Raymond Davison, Jr., age 70, passed away on Feb. 5, 2017 at home with his family. He was born to the late Melvin Raymond Davison, Sr. and Stella Johanna Nolte in Harris County, TX on Feb. 14, 1946. He was an independent, professional truck driver and heavy equipment operator who specialized in hauling super heavy loads and was certified ...

  • 13 February

    Madge Carper Johnson

    Madge Carper Johnson, age 94, of Mena Arkansas, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at St. John’s Home in Rochester, New York. She was born on September 25, 1922 in Hatfield Arkansas to the late Alex & Dora Carper. Her family moved to Mena when Madge entered high school. She worked for her family at their store in ...

  • 13 February

    King H. Bisbee

    Mr. King H. Bisbee, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away in the early morning hours of February 11, 2017 from a short bout with cancer. He was born in Pryor, Oklahoma to the late Lewis Henry Bisbee and Mary Lucinda Tucker Bisbee. King grew up in Depression style on a farm around Vandervoort, Arkansas. After working with the Civilian Conservation Corps at Shady, ...

  • 6 February

    Bernice Marie Barton

    Bernice Marie Barton, age 93, of Sachse, Texas, formerly of Mena, died Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at her home.  She was born on Saturday, December 1, 1923 to Andrew and Vivian Dunlap Swafford in Amarillo, Texas. Bernice was a devoted mother with a big servant’s heart; always wanting to be a blessing to her family and others.  She loved crocheting ...

  • 6 February

    Kevin Lee Jenkins

    Kevin Lee Jenkins, age 55, of Wickes, died Monday, January 30, 2017 at the Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born on Sunday, June 25, 1961 to Loyd Nolan and Marthalyn Irene Jameson Jenkins in Mena, Arkansas. Kevin worked in management for most of his life. Kevin loved his dogs, Lady and Heath, and spending time with ...

  • 6 February

    David Harlin Cooper

    David Harlin Cooper, age 66 of Mena passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017 in Little Rock, Arkansas. David was born on August 14, 1950 in Ft. Bragg, California to the late Claudie Cooper and the late Alene Birdsong Cooper. He was married to Shirley Halley for 43 years and proudly served his country in the United States Army as a ...

  • 5 February

    Virgil Leon Smith

    Virgil Leon Smith, much loved husband, father, grandfather, friend, and neighbor, died peacefully at home Saturday, February 4, 2017, in Mena, Arkansas, at the age of 86 years. He was born on April 4, 1930, in Portales, New Mexico, to the late Richard Wayne Smith and Fairy Lavita Newbill Smith. An adventure seeker from early in life, Virgil left his ...

January, 2017

  • 30 January

    Bernice Bales Campbell

    On January 30, 2017, Bernice Bales Campbell joined her husband of 66 years, Earl Clarence Campbell, on their eternal journey.  Bernice was born in Rocky, Arkansas, on September 18, 1919 to Merton and Amanda Miller Bales. She was preceded in death by her mother in 1952, her father in 1967, brothers Osborne in 1930 and Clyde in 2015, husband Earl Clarence ...

  • 30 January

    Mildred Juanita Coleman Maddox

    Mildred Juanita Coleman Maddox passed away January 28, 2017 at her residence. She was born on May 4, 1926 in Port Arthur, Texas to the late Franklin Webster Coleman and the late Bessie Grady Gill Coleman. Mildred was raised in Port Arthur, Texas and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1944.  She was an Air Force wife and lived in several ...

  • 30 January

    Lola Jean Singleton

    Lola Jean Singleton, age 69, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away January 27, 2017 in Mena. She was born on February 15, 1947 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Glen Miller and Glennie Mays Miller. Jean married Charles Singleton on February 15, 1964 and worked in factory clothing as a product inspector. She enjoyed cooking and sewing for family and friends ...