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January, 2017

  • 25 January

    Ruth Otto Newberry

    Ruth Otto Newberry, age 89, of Cove, Arkansas passed away Thursday, January 19, 2017 in Hot Springs. Ruth was born on November 13, 1927 in Clayton, New Mexico to the late William Otto and the late Francis Drake Landt. She was a devoted and caring Registered Nurse in the Health Care System.  Ruth enjoyed many things hobbies such as horses, deer ...

  • 25 January

    Julia Faye Bentley

    Julia Faye Bentley, age 86, of Board Camp, died Friday, January 20, 2017 at her home.  She was born on Monday, October 20, 1930 to Ira Walter and Genevra Berthel Castle Blevins in Norphlet, Arkansas. Julia met and married the love of her life, Clifford Bentley, on February 24, 1951. Clifford was in the Air Force giving him and Julia ...

  • 24 January

    Lawrence Ray Chandler

    Lawrence Ray Chandler, age 70, a lifelong resident of De Queen, Arkansas, passed from this life, Saturday, January 21, 2017, in De Queen. Lawrence was born August 2, 1946 in Sentinel, Oklahoma. He was the youngest of nine, born to Frankie Gene and Lona Lee Griggs Chandler. He married the love of his life, Marian Joyce Penney, on November 24, ...

  • 23 January

    Frances Ann Smith

    Frances Ann Smith, age 79, of Mena, Arkansas passed away on the afternoon of Tuesday, December 27, 2016 in Mena. She was born in Honeygrove, Texas on July 27, 1937 to the late Henry Allen, Jr. and the late Josephine George. Frances touched so many people’s hearts through her kindness, spirit, and her love. She will be dearly missed and ...

  • 23 January

    William Jackson Barnes

    Mr. William Jackson Barnes, age 89, of Mena, Arkansas joined his wife Jane in eternal rest on Friday, January 20, 2017 in Mena, Arkansas. He was born September 2, 1927 in Mena, Arkansas, to the late Harvey Love Barnes and Ella Gertrude Keller Barnes. Jack owned and operated Mena Auto Supply and Southwest Outdoor Power until his retirement, but he ...

  • 19 January

    Edna Bernice Grossman

    Edna Bernice Grossman, age 78, of Mena passed away Monday, January 16, 2017 in Mena. Edna was born in Nashville, Arkansas on July 5, 1938 and passed from this life on Monday, January 16, 2017 at Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab in Mena, Arkansas.  Her parents were Walter and Dovie Still McSwain. She grew up in the Center Point and Rocky, ...

  • 14 January

    Dr. George Lafayette Clement

    Dr. George Lafayette Clement was born near Potter, Arkansas on August 14, 1918 to James L. and Caddy (Cook) Clement.  He grew up in the Alder Springs area.   He died on January 8, 2017 at Brandon Woods, in Lawrence, KS. George was a six-year Veteran of World War II serving as a Chief Gunners Mate aboard Navy destroyers in both the Atlantic ...

  • 13 January

    Eleanor Jean Halks

    Eleanor Jean Halks, age 85, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, January 13, 2017 in Mena. She was born on May 27, 1931 in Los Angeles, California to the late Lawrence Chappel and the late Meta Jones Chappel.  She was married to the late Thomas “Tucker” Halks and was a loving homemaker. Jean loved the Lord and instilled in her family to ...

  • 10 January

    Opal Lee McCormick

    Opal Lee McCormick, age 88, of Hatfield passed away Monday, January 9, 2017 peacefully in her home. She was born in Hatfield, Arkansas on March 8, 1928 to the late Gaylord and Fredie Griffin. Opal graduated from Hatfield High School in 1947. She graduated from Mary Hardin Baylor in Belton, Texas, with a Bachelors in Elementary Education. Opal continued her ...

  • 9 January

    Gene Allen Hoover

    Gene Allen Hoover, age 85 of Mena passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017 in Mena. Gene was born in Cherry Hill, Arkansas on April 20, 1931 to Euel Hoover and Ruby Egger Hoover. He was married to Joyce Betz Hoover for forty-two years and was in Transportation as a truck driver for many years. Gene also worked in grocery retail ...