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Clifton “Dale” Newsom

Clifton “Dale” Newsom, age 83, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017 in Mena.

Dale was born in Acorn, Arkansas on March 20, 1934 to the late Clyde Newsom and the late Rena Anderson Newsom. He was married to Mary Huff Newsom until her death and was in the logging business.  Dale enjoyed the outdoors, cutting wood, and gardening. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.  He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather uncle and friend to all who knew him.

He is survived by son, Neyland Newsom and wife Nora of Mena, Arkansas; daughter, Betty Lairamore and husband Jeff of Booneville, Arkansas; six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Rena Newsom, wife, Mary Newsom, an infant daughter, Marilyn, sister, Betty Jo Hardesty, and brothers, Jimmy Newsom and Kenneth “Pete” Newsom.

Graveside service will be Saturday, June 10, 2017, 2:00 p.m. at Gann Cemetery in Potter, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Visitation will be at Gann Cemetery two hours prior to service.

Pallbearers will be Chris McMellon, Traven Lane, Jonathan Musgrave, Brandon Terrell, Nathaniel Brown, and Jordan Wells.

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