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Catherine B. Smale

Catherine-Smale-1Catherine B. Smale, age 80, of Mena, passed away Friday, August 7, 2015 at her home.

She was born April 19, 1935 in Battle Creek, Michigan to Russell E. Balke and Myrtie E. Thompson Balke.  She was united in marriage to William H. Smale.  Mrs. Smale was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

Survivors are children, William H. Smale, Jr. of Ciara Vista, Arizona and Sandra White of Mena, Arkansas; grandchildren, Marcia Smale of Michigan, Kylene Smale of Michigan, Allen Smale of California, Ronald Bates of Mena, Arkansas, Veronica Smale of California, Michael Smale of California; several great-grandchildren; and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Russell and Myrtie Balke; her husband, William H. Smale; and her son, Bruce Smale of Mena, Arkansas

Mrs. Smale was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

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