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March, 2014

  • 20 March

    Lorene Bernice Holbert

    Lorene Bernice Holbert, age 95, of Cherry Hill, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at her home. She was born February 5, 1919 to Rufus Henry and Ada Mae McMullen Biggs in Meridian, Mississippi. Lorene was married to Robert William Holbert, spending many happy years with him until his passing in 1997. She was a wonderful Christian; very devout ...

  • 20 March

    Winnie I. Wiles

    Mrs. Winnie I. Wiles, age 91, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014 in Mena. She was born in Forrest City, Arkansas on April 9, 1922 to the late Thomas Jefferson Lillie and the late Beulah Gortemiller Lillie. She was happily married to Mr. Gaylord Wiles until his passing. In addition to her homemaking, Mrs. Wiles worked for various businesses ...

  • 11 March

    Lauren Ashley Cobb

    Lauren Ashley Cobb, 25, passed away suddenly at her home in Monroe, Louisiana on March 8, 2014. She was a beloved granddaughter, daughter, sister, niece, cousin and friend. Lauren was born in Natchitoches, Louisiana on September 19, 1988. She graduated from Rapides High School in LeCompte, Louisiana in 2006. She graduated fifth in her class with high honors. She was ...

  • 10 March

    Archie Ray Cox

    Archie Ray Cox, age 83, of Mena, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was born September 3, 1930 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Marion Cox and the late Mamie Soladine Cox. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Curry. Mr. Cox was a United States Veteran serving in the Army. He was employed with the International Paper ...

  • 3 March

    Annette Schroeder

    Annette Schroeder, 63, passed away on February 27, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. She was a beloved wife, sister, mother, and friend. Annette was born in Little Rock. She graduated from Bryant High School in 1967. Annette earned her BSE in Mathematics at Henderson State University. She taught high school math for 27 years and inspired several generations of students. She was ...

February, 2014

  • 28 February

    Vernon R. Blair

    Vernon R. Blair, aged 94, died February 27, 2014 at his home in Wickes after a brief illness of acute leukemia. He is survived by his wife Marilyn; son Raymond; daughters Emiko and Julie; grandchildren Vera and Ross Blair and Garrett, Clint, Tyrel and Beau Hennings; and two great grandchildren. Vernon was born June 3, 1919, in Ozark Township (Wickes ...

  • 24 February

    Randyll Leonard Tipton

    Randyll Leonard Tipton, age 50, of Cove, Arkansas passed away Thursday, February 20, 2014 in Cove, Arkansas. He was born April 18, 1963 in DeQueen, Arkansas to Bob Tipton and Joyce Hunter Tipton. Randy was one of the biggest Dale Earnhardt fans that ever lived and loved watching NASCAR races. He also loved to sing karaoke, do woodworking and go ...

  • 18 February

    Marie Pate

    Our mother, Marie Pate, of Mena, Arkansas, was born January 8, 1929 in Plunketville, Oklahoma to Norman W. and Maude Mae Perry. She died February 17, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Mama attended school in Smithville, Oklahoma, where she was a “hot shot” basketball player, and on a weekend trip to Mena, she met a young, good-looking sailor named ...

  • 18 February

    Ruby Inez Summitt

    Ms. Ruby Inez Summitt, age 81, of Mount Ida, passed away February 16, 2014 in Hot Springs, AR. She was born March 1, 1932 to the late Lincoln and Ozzela Powell Abernathy in Sims, AR. She loved her kids and grandbabies, reading her bible and listening to southern gospel music. Her passion was watching NCIS. Survivors: 
son George Summitt of ...

  • 18 February

    Hildred Grenita Gray

    Hildred Grenita Gray, age 71, a resident of Nashville, Arkansas, died Monday, February 17, 2014 in Mercy Medical Center in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was born February 7, 1943 in Winthrop, Arkansas.  She was the first female truck driver for Sevier County Road Department and was a Christian. Mrs. Gray was preceded in death by her parents John Lionel and ...