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August, 2015

  • 11 August

    Ann Walker

    Ann Walker, age 92, of Mena, Arkansas passed away peacefully Monday, August 10, 2015 at Brookdale Assisted Living in Little Rock. Ann was born on July 4, 1923 in Board Camp, Arkansas to the late Walter Bain and the late Virgie Strickland Bain.  She was united in marriage to Richard Orval Walker on July 1, 1941.  They celebrated 70 years of marriage ...

  • 11 August

    Catherine B. Smale

    Catherine B. Smale, age 80, of Mena, passed away Friday, August 7, 2015 at her home. She was born April 19, 1935 in Battle Creek, Michigan to Russell E. Balke and Myrtie E. Thompson Balke.  She was united in marriage to William H. Smale.  Mrs. Smale was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Survivors are children, William H. Smale, Jr. of Ciara ...

  • 10 August

    Mary Evalyn Bogan

    Mary Evalyn Bogan, age 74, of Mena, was born on Monday, May 19, 1941 to M.C. and Margaret Louise Kemp in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Evalyn was the second child of the family.  She was the only girl, and had three brothers, Wallace, Leslie, and Roy. Evalyn’s “running around” years, as she called them, were spent in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  She enjoyed ...

  • 4 August

    Philip “P.W.” Wayne Lance, Sr.

    Philip “P.W.” Wayne Lance, Sr., age 75, of Mena passed away Monday, August 03, 2015 in Mena. He was born March 24, 1940 on Rich Mountain, Arkansas to Philip Burton Lance and Mildred Gertrude McKinney Lance. He was united in marriage to Alice Inez Lance.  Wayne drove the school bus for 39 years, driving students to school and activities. He played ...

  • 4 August

    Patsy Ruth Heavener Hendricks

    Patsy Ruth Heavener Hendricks passed away August 3, 2015, in the Rich Mountain Nursing Home, in Mena, Arkansas. She was born July 11, 1928, in Mansfield, Arkansas, and was the daughter of the late Dora Ann Morgan Heavener and Samuel Heavener. After she graduated from Mansfield High School, she moved to Mena, where she worked and eventually met Ray Hendricks ...

  • 4 August

    Monnie Marie Horton

    Monnie Marie Horton, age 89, of Mena passed away Monday, August 03, 2015 in Mena. She was born on October 30, 1925 in Hatfield, Arkansas and was the daughter of the late Wesley Hendrix and the late Ozella Harrison Hendrix.  She was a devoted wife of 70 years to the late Argus “Choc” Horton and was a leather worker by trade ...

July, 2015

  • 30 July

    Dennis Melvin Owens

    Dennis Melvin Owens, age 63, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015 in Hot Springs. He was born in Mena, Arkansas on February 7, 1952 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Robert Melvin Owens and the late Jewell Titsworth Owens.  Dennis was a moving specialist and was a 20-year member of the Mena Elks Lodge.  He was a loving partner, ...

  • 24 July

    James “Jimmy” Rogers

    James “Jimmy” Rogers, age 68, of Grannis, Arkansas passed away Friday, July 24, 2015 in Grannis. He was born August 5, 1946 in DeQueen, Arkansas to the late Dave Roger and the late Billie Burke. He was married to Tammy Parnell Rogers and he was a carpenter, but most enjoyed operating heavy equipment. He served his country in the United States Army. ...

  • 24 July

    Annie Josephine Ralls

    Annie Josephine Ralls was born May 4, 1931 in Cove, Arkansas. “Mrs. Jo” spent the last 17 years volunteering in the Mena Public Schools and working with students that needed loving, care and academic help.  She was always ready to help others. She dearly loved her “children” from school and followed their progress all the way to graduation. Her “children” were the ...

  • 23 July

    Dolores Oglesby

    Dolores Oglesby, age 83 of Hatfield, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015 in Mena, Arkansas. She was born April 7, 1932 in Hatfield, Arkansas to the late George Washington Crane and the late Myrtle Cordelia Griffin. She was married for many happy years to the late Harold Oglesby and was a bookkeeper for the Son-Light Center and worked as a lunchroom supervisor. ...