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July, 2014

  • 8 July

    William Deland Pritchett, Sr.

    William Deland Pritchett, Sr., age 67, a resident of Grannis, Arkansas, died Monday, July 7, 2014, at Mena Regional Health System in Mena, Arkansas. He was born May 7, 1947, in Century, Florida. He was a sawyer for Lewis Lumber. Mr. Pritchett was preceded in death by his parents Grover and Dora Scott Pritchett; two brothers Earl Pritchett and Grover Pritchett, ...

  • 7 July

    Raymond Standridge

    Raymond Standridge, age 85, of Mena, Arkansas passed Saturday, July 5, 2014 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was born July 6, 1928 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Jim Standridge and the late Fannie Foster Standridge. Mr. Standridge served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War and also was a property owner. He was a loving father ...

  • 2 July

    Dorothy Fayrene Venable

    Dorothy Fayrene Venable, age 78, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at her home. She was born September 7, 1935 in Saganaw, Texas to the late Fletcher Knight and the late Geneva Smith Knight. She was happily married for 59 years to the late Richard Venable. She was a manager for the Southside EZ Mart and was also a ...

June, 2014

  • 30 June

    Carol Mae LaBuy Barney

    Carol Mae LaBuy Barney, age 76, of Cherry Hill, died Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab. She was born Thursday, December 23, 1937 to Frank Jakub and Josephine Novak LaBuy in Chicago, Illinois. Carol always thought a thing of beauty is a joy forever, which encompassed her thoughts of her family. She and her husband, Stephen, ...

  • 30 June

    Cledith B. Hackworth Wilcher Glenn

    Mrs. Cledith B. Hackworth Wilcher Glenn, age 74, a resident of Wickes, Arkansas, died Monday, June 23rd in Christus St. Michael Hospital, Texarkana, Texas. She was born to Richard and Bertha Shaw Hackworth in Crowder, Oklahoma, on July 31, 1939. She was a USDA inspector, working in the Tyson Grannis Plant.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church ...

  • 26 June

    JoAnn Louise Mize Shelton

    JoAnn Louise Mize Shelton, age 82, of Vandervoort, Arkansas passed away Tuesday June, 24, 2014 at her home. She was born March 15, 1932 in San Antonio, Texas to the late Joseph Sighion Mize and Callie E. Truesdell Mize. Jo Ann was a homemaker and a member of the Noble Learning Center in Cove. She was a loving and kind ...

  • 25 June

    H.O. (Otis) Standridge

    H.O. (Otis) Standridge was born June 4, 1916 to J.O. and Lula Wimberly Standridge. He passed away at his home in Cherry Hill, Arkansas on June 24, 2014 at age 98. Otis was in the cattle business most of his life.  He did work in California and Detroit for a short time.  He always came back to the farm.  He enjoyed ...

  • 23 June

    Duayne “Windy” Loyd

    Duayne “Windy” Loyd, age 63, of Plunketville, Oklahoma passed away Friday, June 20, 2014 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born January 27, 1951 in DeQueen, Arkansas to A.P. Loyd and Minnie Mae Heaton Loyd. Duayne was a truck driver in the transportation industry. He was a loving and kind father, stepfather, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and a friend to all ...

  • 17 June

    Melvin “Ray” Pritchett

    Mr. Melvin “Ray” Pritchett, age 58, of Watson, Oklahoma, passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014 of natural causes, in Joplin, Missouri. He was born March 1, 1956 in Santa Monica, California to Melvin O. Pritchett and the late Frankie Short Pritchett. Melvin was truck driver by trade and was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He is ...

  • 11 June

    Cristi Leanne Fryar-Bissell

    Cristi Leanne Fryar-Bissell, 38, of Mena, AR passed away June 9, 2014 at her home. Cristi was born January 20, 1976 to Darrell Fryar and Connie Carter-Miller. She attended elementary and middle school in Prescott, AR and graduated high school in 1994 with Honors from Caddo Hills High School in Norman, AR. She completed the Practical Nursing Program at RMCC in Mena, ...