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May, 2017

  • 1 May

    Steven James Payne

    Steven James Payne, age 66, of Hatfield, died Thursday, April 27, 2017 at his home. He was born on Tuesday, May 2, 1950 to James Floyd and Joyce Lucille Hulett O’Brien in Fontana, California. Steven proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War for three years stationed on the Supercarrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63). Steven ...

  • 1 May

    Bethany Jo Scarbrough Wester

    Bethany Jo Scarbrough Wester, age 43, of Mena, died Tuesday, April 25, 2017 near Cove. She was born on Sunday, November 4, 1973 to James Allen and Carrie Kathleen O’Brien Scarbrough in Toppenish, Washington. Bethany loved her children and her family and spending time with them. She enjoyed reading, camping and listening to country music. Bethany worked for Elite Home ...

  • 1 May

    Acelynn Carrie Wester

    Acelynn Carrie Wester, age 2, of Mena, died Tuesday, April 25, 2017 near Cove. She was born on March 3, 2015 to Michael Joseph Wester and Bethany Jo Scarbrough in Mena, Arkansas. Acelynn loved playing with her baby dolls. She enjoyed playing with her brother Reilly and cousins. Acelynn was a loving daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, and friend and will ...

April, 2017

  • 27 April

    Joy Fern Hooker

    Joy Fern Hooker, age 79, of Mena, died Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at her home.  She was born on Tuesday, February 7, 1938 to Harris Clyde Walker and Dixie Belle Thomas in DeQueen, Arkansas. She and her family moved to Cove, when she was 5 years old. Joy graduated from Van-Cove High School in 1955, and then attended Texarkana Business College ...

  • 26 April

    Zelda Louise “Dusie” Liles

    Zelda Louise “Dusie” Liles, age 103 of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017, in Mena. Louise was born on September 9, 1913 in Pearland, Texas to the late Archie Bennett and Claricy Olin.  She was married to the late George W. Liles.  Louise rode the train all the way to California to marry George in October 1936.  George was born and ...

  • 24 April

    Margie Marie McCord

    Margie Marie McCord, age 89 of Mount Ida, AR, passed away April 22, 2017 at the Montgomery County Nursing Home. She was born August 1, 1927 to the late Walter C. Mahaffey and Monte Balisle Mahaffey in Booneville, AR. Margie is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Eddie Lee McCord, sisters, Wilma Baldwin, Eva Magee, Norma Sue Jones, brothers, ...

  • 12 April

    Betty Lou Titsworth

    Mrs. Betty Lou Titsworth, age 82 of Mena, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Betty was born on June 9, 1934 in Mena, Arkansas to the late James R. Wood and Lola V. Gorden Wood. She was married to the late Gene “AE” Titsworth. Betty enjoyed teaching school and also worked as a Social Case Worker ...

  • 11 April

    Ronald Terry Spencer

    Ronald Terry Spencer was born December 1st, 1950, and left this earth April 8th, 2017. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Mena where he was an officer and friend, as well as brother to all. He leaves behind his longtime love, Nancy Molloy; two brothers and two sisters, Harry Spencer and wife Gwen of Mena, ...

  • 7 April

    James Horace Wilson, III

    James Horace Wilson, III, age 76, of Mena died Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at his home. He was born on Saturday, September 28, 1940 to James Horace Jr. and Mary Laverne Taylor Wilson in Dallas, Texas. Jim, as he was known to most of his friends, was an easy going gentleman that always saw the lighter side of things.  He ...

  • 3 April

    Dahl Herndon

    Mr. Dahl Herndon, age 66, of Vandervoort, Arkansas passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 at his home. Mr. Herndon was born in Mena, Arkansas on April 6, 1950 to Herbert Herndon and Edna Hunter Herndon. He worked in Quality Assurance in data processing. Later in life, he retired as a General Manager and part owner of Sonic in Pine Bluff, ...