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April, 2014

  • 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 ...

  • 4 April

    Norma Jean Clifton Page

    Norma Jean Clifton Page, age 84, of Mena, passed away Friday, April 4, 2014 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was born November 3, 1929 in Savanna, Oklahoma to the late John Clifton and Grace Reeves Clifton.  Norma was the eldest of 15 children.  She was united in marriage on September 26, 1950 to the late Jackson E. Page.  Mrs. Page ...

  • 3 April

    John Brian Sterner

    John Brian Sterner, age 57, of Mena, Arkansas died Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at home. He was born on Saturday, October 20, 1956 to Charles Russell and Wanda Eddlene Red Sterner in Mena, Arkansas. Brian was a jokester and loved to find something to aggravate you about. He lived life to its fullest and had fun doing it. Brian could do anything, ...

  • 2 April

    Murble May Gray Pickens

    Murble May Gray Pickens, age 97, passed away April 1, 2014 at her home in Watson, Oklahoma. She was born May 7, 1916 in Baker Springs, Arkansas to the late Joseph Conway Gray and Luna Myrtle Plunkett Gray. Murble started school at the age of 4 so her sister Verda (Sug) wouldn’t have to walk to school alone. Her first teacher ...

  • 2 April

    Hershel H. Hopper

    Hershel H. Hopper, age 70, of Zafra, Oklahoma died Monday, March 31, 2014 at his home.  He was born on Tuesday, July 26, 1943 to Linden and Ruthie Beatrice Romine Hopper in Smithville, Oklahoma. Hershel graduated from Smithville High School in 1962. He was baptized at the Assembly of God at Board Camp, Arkansas and attended church at the Zafra Church ...

  • 1 April

    Gary Lee Kelly

    Gary Lee Kelly, age 63, of Shreveport, Louisiana died Friday, March 28, 2014 in Shreveport. He was born on June 25, 1950 to Dillard and Hazel Hughes Kelly in Mena, Arkansas. Gary has lived in Shreveport, Louisiana for the past 28 years. Gary was loved and respected by all that knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents. ...