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December, 2015

  • 14 December

    Frances Marie Ashley Bunch

    Frances Marie Ashley Bunch, age 79, of Bryant, Arkansas formerly of Mena, passed away Thursday, December 10, 2015 in Bryant, Arkansas. She was born August 16, 1936 in Hot Springs, Arkansas to the late Henry Ashley and the late Sadie Helms Ashley.  Mrs. Bunch was a kind and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to all who knew her.  She will be ...

  • 14 December

    James LeRoy Atkins

    James LeRoy Atkins, age 58, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Sunday, December 13, 2015 at the Mena Regional Health System.  He was born on Sunday, July 7, 1957 to Albert Carl and Arnetha Cole Atkins in Oroville, California. James had his outlook on life and saw people for who they were.  He was a great guitar player and really enjoyed ...

  • 14 December

    Grover C. Cunningham

    Grover C. Cunningham, age 76, of Zafra, Oklahoma passed away Friday, December 11, 2015 in Talihina, Oklahoma.  He was born October 20, 1939 to Grover Lee and Juanita Miller Cunningham in Zafra, Oklahoma. He proudly served in the Armed Forces for several years and was a truck driver by profession. Grover is survived by son, Steve Ebsen and wife Amanda of Hugo, ...

  • 14 December

    Ella Marie Harrell Rucker

    Ella Marie Harrell Rucker, age 82, of Mena passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2015 in Mena, Arkansas. Marie was born in Lewiston, North Carolina on May 30, 1933 to the late Clifton Harrell and the late Alma Mizelle Harrell. She was happily married to Bill Rucker for sixty years until his death. She was a Bookkeeper for Mena Water Department ...

  • 9 December

    Albert B. Burger

    Albert B. Burger, age 85, of Mena, passed away Monday, December 07, 2015 in Mena, Arkansas. Albert was born in Billings, Missouri, on March 22, 1930 to the late Ernest Burger and the late Theresa Schatz Burger.  He was lovingly married to Lola A. Oldham Burger and worked as a USDA Food Inspector by profession and a member of the AFGE ...

  • 8 December

    Jimmie Don Golden

    Jimmie Don Golden, age 65, of Mena passed away Monday, December 7, 2015 in Mena, Arkansas. Jimmie was born in Mena, Arkansas on December 19, 1949 to the late James Golden and the late Virgie Pettit Golden. He was happily married to Barbara Harrison Golden for 47 years and worked at Brodix for 34 years in Research and Development.  Jimmie enjoyed ...

  • 7 December

    Bruce William Vance

    Bruce William Vance, of Mena passed away Sunday, December 6, 2015 at the age of 67. Bruce was born in Amery, WI on January 11, 1948. After high school graduation he joined the US Navy and spent 23 years in before he retired as a Senior Chief Radioman.  He then moved to Mena and began working for the City of Mena ...

  • 7 December

    William Lee “Bill” Scheidt

    William Lee “Bill” Scheidt passed away at home on December 1, 2015, at the age of 88 years, after a six-year battle with cancer. He was born October 5, 1927 in Centerville, Ohio to Carrie Barton and Charles Lee Scheidt.  He was the oldest of three brothers.  Bill married Jo Anne on December 26, 1974.  They were married for 40 years. Bill is ...

  • 7 December

    Jane Earline Barnes

    Jane Earline Barnes passed into eternal rest on Friday, December 4, 2015 in Mena, Arkansas.  She was born December 20, 1927 in Pond Creek, Oklahoma to Leslie Howard Nelson and Maggie May Blaikie. Apart from her roles as a loving wife and mother, Jane volunteered at the Visitor’s Information Center for many years.  She researched genealogy extensively and was the one you went ...

  • 7 December

    Arnold Lee Holbrook

    Arnold Lee Holbrook (1940-2015), age 75, of Acorn passed away at home surrounded by his children on Saturday, December 5, 2015. He was born on Saturday, November 16, 1940 to the late Proctor and Mabel Howard Holbrook in Jefferson, Ohio. Arnold spent his early years in Florida as a superintendent for Gibeaut Construction Company. He raised his kids on the ...