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October, 2017

  • 9 October

    William “Billy” Steve Young

    William “Billy” Steve Young, age 77 of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Rich Mountain Nursing Home and Rehab in Mena, Arkansas after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. He was born on July 3, 1940 in DeQueen, Arkansas to the late Algie Young and the late Gladys Staggs Young. Billy loved fishing, hunting, and shooting skeets. He ...

  • 9 October

    Bessie Lucy Barnhart Faries

    Bessie Lucy Barnhart Faries, 94, passed away in Mena, Arkansas on October 9, 2017.  She was born on July 14, 1923 to Roy and Ellen Barnhart in Sioux Pass, Montana, the 7th of 10 children. She was united in marriage to Theodore Albert Faries on May 18, 1945. They had one daughter and one son. She retired from 1st National Bank of Dallas ...

  • 8 October

    Flora Emmaline Cogburn

    Flora Emmaline Cogburn left this world to go be with the Lord on Friday, October 6, 2017 in Mt. Ida, Arkansas at the age of 96. She was born Wednesday, August 10, 1921 in Pushmataha County, Oklahoma to William and Lula Cogburn. Flora married Harvey Cogburn in 1937 in Mena, AR and together they raised 4 children. She was a ...

  • 2 October

    Jo Ella “Jo” Livin

    Jo Ella “Jo” Livin, age 83, of Mena, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017 in Mena, Arkansas. Jo was born in Vandervoort, Arkansas on January 7, 1934 to the late Hal Cecil Barnes and Lutie Jane Barnes. Jo was a graduate of Cove High School. She relocated in Houston, Texas in 1952 and attended the University of Houston. There she ...

September, 2017

  • 27 September

    Richard Bernard Bismark

    Mr. Richard Bernard Bismark, age 89, of Cove passed away September 26, 2017 at his home surrounded by those he loved. Richard was born to the late Werner Bismark and the late Gertrude Kindler Bismark. He was married to Jean Ware Bismark for 14 years. Mr. Bismark served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He also served ...

  • 22 September

    Carl A. Smith

    Carl A. Smith, age 88 of Mena, passed away Thursday, September 22, 2017 in Mena, Arkansas. Carl was born to the late David Asbury Smith and the late Permelia Jane Fain Smith on February 4, 1929 in Scott County, Arkansas. He was married to Helen Nadine Allen Smith for 62 years. Carl enjoyed singing at churches and nursing homes with his children. ...

  • 20 September

    Cloy Jo “Ellen” Cotner

    Cloy Jo “Ellen” Cotner, age 82, of Mena passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017 in Mena, Arkansas. Ellen was born in Grannis, Arkansas on February 19, 1935 to the late Orvel Edward McCravens and Ida Irene Smith McCravens. She worked for years at Renova shirt factory. Ellen had a Servants heart for volunteering at Feed My Sheep ministries and helping ...

  • 18 September

    Verlos “Gene” Myers

    Verlos “Gene” Myers, age 82, of Royal, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017 at CHI St. Vincent, Hot Springs. He was born on October 18, 1934 at home near Bluffton, Indiana, the son of Gale and Wealtha Myers.  On December 20, 1954, he married Peggy Vanator.  He was preceded in death by his parents. Gene retired from the United States Army ...

  • 13 September

    Toka Juanita Lambert

    Toka Juanita Lambert, age 96, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday, September 11, 2017 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Toka was born on June 18, 1921 to the late George Chambers and the late Delia Brown Chambers in Cherry Hill, Arkansas. She was married to Olen Lambert for thirty-four years and enjoyed raising a family together. She also worked for Renova ...

  • 6 September

    Gary Don Claborn

    Gary Don Claborn, age 63, of Mena, Arkansas passed away, Sunday, September 3, 2017 at the Mena Regional Health System in Mena. He was born on Tuesday, August 31, 1954 to William Albert and Betty Jo Ball Claborn in Frederick, Oklahoma. Gary was a Godly man and served the Lord with all his heart.  He was a member of the ...