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September, 2017

  • 5 September

    Bobby Ross Beaver

    Bobby Ross Beaver, age 78, of Mena, passed away Friday, September 1, 2017 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born July 10, 1939 in Acorn, Arkansas to the late Clifford Q. Beaver and Elizabeth “Bess” Ray Beaver.  Bob was retired from Acorn Schools.  During his years in the education system, he was a bus driver, coached basketball, baseball and volleyball and taught ...

  • 5 September

    Robert Otto “Bob” Schanink

    Robert Otto “Bob” Schanink, age 90, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, September 2, 2017 in Polk County, Arkansas. He was born October 3, 1926, in Lake County, South Dakota to Ernest and Sadie Abrahamson Schanink.  He served in the Army beginning in 1944 until honorably discharged after World War II.  After returning from Germany, he worked as a carpenter until he ...

August, 2017

  • 31 August

    Warren L. Cole

    Warren L. Cole, age 95, of Texarkana, Texas, formerly of Mena, passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017 in Texarkana. Mr. Cole was born on March 9, 1922 in Mena, Arkansas to the late William Roy Cole and the late Ida Smith Cole.   He was happily married to Nell Rose Davidson until his death.  Mr. Cole worked in the United States Postal Service ...

  • 30 August

    Pauline James

    Pauline James, age 96, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 24, 2017 in Waller Texas. She was born on Saturday, August 20, 1921 in a place close to Mena, Arkansas named Posey Hollow. She was a member of the Salem Primitive Baptist Church in Big Fork Arkansas. She was the matriarch of our family. She lived her ...

  • 30 August

    Oden Anderson Gentry

    Oden Anderson Gentry, of Grannis, Arkansas, passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017, at the age of 91. He was born on November 19, 1925, in Lovejoy, Texas to Ader Elmer and Oden Gentry. Oden was preceded in death by his mother and father, his brothers, Sidney Gentry and James Gentry; his sisters, Janice Stuckey, Opal Ketner, Janelle Bush, and ...

  • 30 August

    Emerson Kay Lyle

    Emerson Kay Lyle, age 8, a resident of Wickes, Arkansas, died Monday, August 28, 2017 in the Mena Regional Medical Center. She was born on March 23, 2009 in Texarkana, Texas. She was a member of the Midway Pentecostal Church at Vandervoort, and she enjoyed make-up, fishing, hunting, dancing, playing dress-up, and music. She was preceded in death by her ...

  • 22 August

    David Lee Byrd

    David Lee Byrd, age 64, of Vandervoort, Arkansas, left to be with the Lord on Monday, August 21, 2017. He is preceded in death by his mother, father, and one son, David Lee Byrd, II. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Sandra Evans Byrd; his son, Kevin Byrd and wife Tracy of Tennessee; daughters, Peggy Byrd Dulinsky ...

  • 22 August

    Desiree Hutto-Morin

    Desiree Hutto-Morin, age 60, passed away August 9, 2017 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her son, Steven Morin Jr. and her husband, Steven Morin Sr. She is survived by her parents Hazel and Dan Arndt, of Mena; two daughters, Felisha Sawyer of Tuscan, AZ and Crystal Bower of Pittsburg, PA. Memorial service will be held ...

  • 18 August

    Ivil Counts Rowell

    Ivil Counts Rowell, age 94, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, August 18, 2017 in Mena. Mrs. Rowell was born in Plunkettville, Oklahoma on September 26, 1922 to the late Harve Counts and the late Ethel Plunkett Counts.  She was happily married to the late Carl Rowell until his death.  Ivil was a loving homemaker and enjoyed raising her children.  She also enjoyed growing ...

  • 18 August

    Edrich Becker Sauer

    Edrich Becker Sauer, age 83, of Mena, Arkansas died Sunday, August 6, 2017 at his home. He was born on Wednesday, August 1, 1934 to John Lowell and Margaretha Turnis Becker Sauer in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Edrich was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mena. He honorably served in the United States Army during the Cuban Invasion. Edrich was ...