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October, 2013

  • 8 October

    Opal Frances Crabtree Strother

    Opal Frances Crabtree Strother, age 82, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Monday, October 7, 2013 in Mena. She was born August 27, 1931 in DeQueen, Arkansas to the late Bennie Crabtree and the late Viola Williams Crabtree.  She was united in marriage to L.D. “Elgie” Strother.  She was a homemaker and was of the Pentecostal faith.  Opal loved spending time ...

  • 8 October

    Harlis Rex Tate

    Mr. Harlis Rex Tate, age 72, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Monday, October 7, 2013 in Mena. He was born July 27, 1941 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Gordon Tate and the late Eva Hargis Tate.  He was a businessman and owner of Waterworks Sales Company in Colorado for over 30 years and was locally vice-president of the Freedom Water ...

  • 4 October

    Alla Bee Eads

    Alla Bee Eads, age 90, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Friday, October 4, 2013 in Mena. She was born May 25, 1923 in Cherry Hill, Arkansas to the late William E. Egger and the late Louella E. Miller Egger.  She was united in marriage to the late William Eads.  She was a cashier and teller for the First National Bank ...

September, 2013

  • 30 September

    James David “Jim” Richardson, Jr.

    Mr. James David “Jim” Richardson, Jr., age 72, of Mena, Arkansas, formerly of Osceola, went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 27, 2013, in Little Rock. He was born July 31, 1941 in Granite City, Illinois to James Richardson, Sr. and to the late Mary Passalaqua Richardson. Jim was married to the love of his life, Lorelei Oddo Goodner, ...

  • 30 September

    Troy Clarence Masters, Jr.

    Troy Clarence Masters, Jr., 92, of Mena, beloved husband, father, grandfather, died Friday, September 27, 2013 at his home. He was born October 2, 1920, to Troy Clarence Masters Sr. and Stella Cecil Masters at Board Camp, Arkansas. “T.C.,” as he was known by all, had a true passion for learning. He taught himself electronics, which led to his being ...

  • 23 September

    Catherine Owens

    Catherine Owens, age 83, of Zafra, Oklahoma passed away Sunday, September 22, 2013 in Mena. She was born October 25, 1929 in Eagletown, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of the late Willie Wilson and the late Evelyn Dyer Wilson. She was united in marriage to the late Preston “Hike” Owens.  She was a member of the Zafra Church of Christ. Catherine was a ...

  • 23 September

    Donald E. “Cowboy” Richards

    Donald E. “Cowboy” Richards, age 69, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, September 21, 2013 in Ft. Smith. He was born July 1, 1944 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Erskin Richards and the late Zona Taylor Richards. He was a truck driver by trade and was of the Baptist faith. He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend and ...

  • 18 September

    Lillian Juanita Holman Rainwater

    Lillian Juanita Holman Rainwater, age 84, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2013 in Mena. She was born September 29, 1928 near Opal, Arkansas, the daughter of the late Tom Holman and Leora Bates Holman. She graduated from Board Camp High School and Henderson State University. She taught 1st grade at Hatfield and Acorn Elementary for 25 years. She married Elmer ...

  • 18 September

    Miles L. Aynes

    Miles L. Aynes, age 79, of Mena, Arkansas, entered into rest Monday, September 16, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving family. Miles was born January 25, 1934, at Beauchamp, Arkansas to Millard Aynes and Hester Ponder Aynes. His family moved to Mena when he was 6 years old where he spent the remainder of his life. After graduating high school he ...

  • 16 September

    Lorene Stockton Watson

    Lorene Stockton Watson, age 92, of Mena passed away Sunday, September 15, 2013 in Mena. She was born September 25, 1920 in Cove, Arkansas to the late Roy Stockton and the late May Rose Stockton. She was united in marriage to the late Merle Ford Watson and worked as the Polk County Clerk for two terms.  Lorene was active in ...