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December, 2017

  • 18 December

    Clifton “Rapid Ray” Goodner

    Clifton “Rapid Ray” Goodner, age 78, of Glenwood, passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017. He was born on March 17, 1939 at Board Camp, the son of Albert Goodner and Nancy Bates Goodner.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and six sisters. He was a member and deacon of the Community Bible Baptist Church and veteran ...

  • 15 December

    Ronald James Snelson

    Ronald James Snelson, age 70, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017 at his home. He was born in Harrison, Arkansas on May 21, 1947, the son of the late Truman Snelson and the late Ruby Roberts Snelson.  Ron was married to Marilyn Stay, was a jack of all trades and served his country in the United States Navy.  He had a ...

  • 15 December

    Clarence Junior Jewell

    Clarence Junior Jewell, age 83, of Vandervoort, Arkansas passed away December 14, 2017 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born August 10, 1934 in Vandervoort, Arkansas to the late Clarence Jewell and the late Sarah Allen Jewell. He was united in marriage to Dorothy Freelen Jewell, his wife of 62 years. Mr. Jewell was a logger by profession. He was a loving husband, ...

  • 11 December

    Laverne Thompkins

    Laverne Thompkins, age 71 of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Friday, December 8, 2017 in Mena. Laverne was born on October 12, 1946 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Lester Thacker and the late Allene Scott. She was married to the late Johnny Thompkins. Laverne worked as a CNA for Home Health and Hospice, a career she loved. She enjoyed going ...

  • 11 December

    Ruby M. Cannon Peters

    Ruby M. Cannon Peters, age 78 of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017 in Mena. Ruby was born in Mena, Arkansas on August 12, 1939 to the late Gordon Cannon and the late Leona Kline Cannon. She worked at Renova Manufacturing for years and also was a loving homemaker for her family. Ruby enjoyed working in her garden ...

  • 8 December

    Stanley Robert Lawrence, II

    Stanley Robert Lawrence, II, age 79 of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday December 6, 2017 in Mena. Stanley was born in Baltimore, Maryland on January 14, 1938 to the late Stanley Lawrence, Sr. and the late Maude Besaw Lawrence. He was married to Constance Francis Baker Lawrence. Stanley truly enjoyed playing bluegrass and country music with friends at the Daisy ...

  • 4 December

    Kathryn Louise Gentry

    Mrs. Kathryn Louise Gentry, age 90, a resident of Wickes, Arkansas, passed from this life on Friday, December 1, 2017 at her home in Wickes. Kathryn was an avid reader, enjoyed her flowers, cooking, and most of all, spending time with her family. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Wickes. She was preceded in death by ...

November, 2017

  • 30 November

    Iona Elise Bryan Deramus

    Iona Elise Bryan Deramus, age 89, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017 in Marion, Arkansas. Iona was born in Eagleton, Arkansas on March 6, 1928 to the late William Wesley Bryan and the late Clara Elizabeth Heath Bryan. She was married to the late Glen Deramus for 66 years. Iona worked 18 years at the Renova Shirt ...

  • 29 November

    Leslie Joann Smith

    Leslie Joann Smith, age 54, of Cove, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday morning, November 28, 2017, at home in Cove. Leslie was born on December 24, 1962, in Bristol, PA to James and Joan Reynolds.  Leslie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, and sister. She was preceded in death by her son, Jimmy (1990-1991).  She is survived by her husband, Chris Smith of ...

  • 28 November

    Garnett Thomas Eisele

    Garnett Thomas Eisele, or “Judge” as most people, including his family, called him, died on November 26, 2017. He was born on November 3, 1923, to Garnett and Mary Martin Eisele of Hot Springs. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Kathryn Freygang, and his brother, Dr. W. Martin Eisele of Hot Springs. Four children survive him: Wendell Alan ...