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Dendin L. Guinn

Dendin L. Guinn, age 70, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at his home.

He was born May 23, 1946 in Mena, Arkansas to Alan L. Guinn and Rea Lunsford Guinn.  He was married   to Shirley Beshears Guinn for 46 years and taught in public schools until he retired.   Dendin’s joy in life was his family, talking to others about Christ, visiting friends, meeting new people, telling his stories and working with his beloved animals. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend to all.  He will be dearly missed.

Survivors are wife, Shirley Beshears Guinn of the home; son, Seth Guinn and wife Janet of Mena, Arkansas; daughter, Donah Simmons and husband Micheal of Mena, Arkansas; grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Sarah, and Caleb Simmons, Corey and Cole Guinn all of Mena, Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service was Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Concord Baptist Church, 10:00 a.m.  with Brother Tommy Beshears officiating.  Mr. Guinn was interred in Shady Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Shelby Sullivan, Jason Hendrix, Wendell Lane, Lucas Alston, Robert Baker, and Bo Frachiseur.

Honorary pallbearers were Ronnie Phillips, Ray Cathey, Ed Wilcox, Troy Jones and friends of Mena graduating class of 1964.

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