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July, 2017

  • 24 July

    Kevin Wade Birdwell

    Memorial services for Mr. Kevin Wade Birdwell, age 51, will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel, Springhill, LA, with Bro. John Franklin officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 25, 2017, from 1:00 pm until service time at the funeral home. Kevin was born on November 19, 1965 to Thomas Ruvin and Daphne Juanita Tyson Birdwell ...

  • 24 July

    Margaret Florence Jones

    Margaret Florence Jones, age 74 of Cove, Arkansas passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 in Mena. She was born September 6, 1943 to the late Vernon Eugene Dean and Alice Pauline Barrett Dean.  She was a homemaker and attended Pleasant Grove Church of the Nazarene in Vandervoort for many years and was involved with the Foster Grandparent Association.  She married Robert “Bob” ...

  • 24 July

    Dollie Mozelle Wilhite

    Dollie Mozelle Wilhite, age 94, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, July 21, 2017 in Mena. She was born January 7, 1923 in Ink, Arkansas to the late William A. Crawford and the late Starlie Goodman Crawford.  She married Alfred (Pete) Wilhite in 1952 and was married for over 56 years.  She was a member of Oak Avenue Church of Christ and ...

  • 24 July

    Janice Henry

    Janice Henry, age 73, of Mena, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 at her home. She was born March 2, 1944 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Millard Deramus and the late Dollie Miller Deramus.  She was united in marriage to the late Deward Wayne Henry. Janice’s whole life focused around her spirituality and God.  She put her heart and soul into ...

  • 21 July

    Willia D. Hoyle

    Mrs. Willia D. Hoyle, age 75, of Cove, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. She was born on February 11, 1942 in Lebanon, Missouri to Willia A. Norris and Lillian Smith Norris.  Willia was married to Benjamin F. Hoyle for 51 years.  Willia worked at Mena Area Agency and Hospice and was loved by people she took care ...

  • 17 July

    Mildred Powell McLain

    Mildred Powell McLain, age 96, of Mena passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Mena, Arkansas. Mildred was born in Potter, Arkansas on July 12, 1921 to the late Alvin Powell and Delia Annie Horton Powell. Mildred was a devoted mother with a big servant’s heart, always wanting to be a blessing to her family and others.  She was an honest, ...

  • 11 July

    Edward Lyle Copes

    Edward Lyle Copes, age 90, of Mena, Arkansas died Monday, July 10, 2017 at the Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab in Mena. He was born on Tuesday, May 24, 1927 to Ira Otho and Hazel Dry Copes in Mexico, Missouri. Edward was of the Methodist faith and attended the First United Methodist Church in Mena. Edward served in the United ...

  • 11 July

    Reba Faye McMellon Stanfield

    Reba Faye McMellon Stanfield, age 67, of Mena, died Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the Mena Regional Health System.  She was born on Monday, July 11, 1949 to Everette William and Emma Shelton Martin in Mena, Arkansas. Reba was a Christian homemaker who loved life and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved cooking at holidays, and ...

  • 6 July

    Lonnie Frank Carter

    Mr. Lonnie Frank Carter, age 69, of Mena, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017 in Mena, Arkansas. Lonnie was born on April 22, 1948 in Lamesa, Texas to Roger Earl Carter and Bertha Virginia Miles Carter.  He was married to Susan Love Carter for 17 years and proudly served his country in the United States Coast Guard.  Lonnie also worked as a ...

June, 2017

  • 29 June

    Karen Renae Larson

    Karen Larson, age 49, of Mena, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017 at her home. She was born December 7, 1967 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to the late Quinton Larson and Katherine Jordahl Larson. She was united in marriage to Michael Thompson, her husband of 21 years. Karen comes from a long line of educators and she valued education intensely. She ...