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April, 2014

  • 21 April

    Benjamin D. House

    Benjamin D. House, age 85, of Vandervoort, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Hot Springs. He was born December 12, 1928 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Luther House and the late Lettie Oglesby House. He was united in marriage to Freddie Jo McDaniel. He was an inspector for General Motors Automotive and was also a veteran of the ...

  • 21 April

    Garry Horn

    Garry Horn, 59, of Smithville, Oklahoma passed away April 12, 2014 at his home. Garry was born June 21, 1954 in Farmington, New Mexico, to Larry and Shirley Horn. He was a painter by trade. Garry loved nothing more than doing projects with his children. Garry is survived by his mother Shirley Horn; sons Sam Horn, wife Candace and their ...

  • 21 April

    Dorthay Bell Rogers

    Dorthay Bell Rogers, age 93, of Mena passed away Friday, April 18, 2014 in Mena. She was born September 26, 1920 in Cameron, Oklahoma to the late James Patterson and Mattie Anderson Patterson. Dorthay was married to the late Homer Rogers until his death and was a merchant in the Retail industry by profession. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, ...

  • 21 April

    Hallie L. McNeely

    Hallie L. McNeely, age 77, of Mena passed away April 15, 2014 in Mena. He was born February 2, 1937 to the late Harry Randolph McNeely and the late Nellie Blanche Huffman McNeely. He was a postal worker for many years and also worked as a grounds keeper for the United States Forestry Commission. He was a veteran of the United States ...

  • 15 April

    Richard Warner St. John

    Richard Warner St. John, 62, passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Tulsa, OK. Rick was a 1970 graduate of Mena High School and a University of Arkansas alum. Rick was the great-great grandson of A.W. St. John who began publishing The Mena Star in 1896. His parents, Dick and Margeva St. John, were the last of the St. ...

  • 14 April

    Catherine (Charles) Gardner

    Catherine (Charles) Gardner, 86, of Mena, AR, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Reynolds R. Gardner. Catherine was born in DeQueen, AR and graduated Idabel Gray High School in Oklahoma. Catherine and Reynolds lived in California, retiring and moving to the Mena in 1985. She was a member of the First ...

  • 14 April

    Zelda L. Goodner Stewman

    Zelda L. Goodner Stewman of Mena Arkansas passed away peacefully on April 10, 2014 to be with her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. She was born on March 23, 1920 and married Joseph Stewman in 1935. They had two children. Zelda became a Christian at age 15 at Board Camp Baptist Church and was baptized in Board Camp Creek. She was a ...

  • 11 April

    Bradley James Feeley

    Bradley James Feeley, age 57, passed away in his home on April 10, 2014. Brad has been known as “Bubba” or “Jack Jobber” by his friends. He lived in Mena, AR for about 2 ½ years and was originally from Bath, NY. Brad is predeceased by his father and mother James and Joyce; and his daughter, Valene. Brad is survived ...

  • 7 April

    Carol Jean White Smith

    August 10, 1946—April 5, 2014 Carol Jean White Smith, 67, passed away peacefully in Orem, Utah on April 5, 2014, surrounded by her daughters. Carol was born in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho on August 10, 1946 to Marjorie Jean Kelly and Edward Chapman White. Carol grew up in Kalispell, Montana where she developed a love for the cold weather and mountains. ...

  • 7 April

    Major Walter William Varner

    Major Walter William Varner (USAF, Ret.), age 95, of Hatfield, Arkansas peacefully passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on October 20, 1918 near Hatfield, Arkansas to the late Earl Varner and the late Pearlie Brewer Varner. Walter was a retired minister, with a strong faith in God, and served his country ...