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Donna Faye Holliday

Donna-Holliday-1Donna Faye Holliday, age 61, of Mena, died Monday, November 4, 2015 at her home.  She was born on Saturday, January 9, 1954 to Calvin Ancil and Vesta Parson Blackwood in Mena, Arkansas.

Donna loved her family and loved spending time with her son and grandchildren.  She loved working in her flowerbeds and making ceramics.  Donna was an excellent cook and the family loved her Swedish meatballs and beans and cornbread.  Donna was a Christian and believed in the power of prayer.  Donna was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jerry Holliday; three brothers, James, Bill, and Jerry Blackwood; five sisters, Novalee Batten, Merlene Cook, Nadean Byrd, Vera Stroud and Linda Howard.

Donna is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Lisa Holliday, of Mena; two sisters, Emaloy McCarvens, of Canadian, Texas and Jackie Nash, of Mena; her special friend, Mike Laws, of Mena; her grandsons, Shawn, Jerry, and Matt Holliday, all of Mena; three great-grandchildren, Andy Holliday of Cusick, Washington, Bentley and Bryan Holliday of Mena; three step-grandchildren, Shane and Cody James, of Mena, and Tiffany Daughtery, of Mena; one step great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Holliday, of Mena; a special little boy Mason Huffman, of Mena; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside service will be Friday, November 6, 2015 at 10:00 P.M. at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove.  There will be no visitation. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.

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