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Dorothy Fayrene Venable

Dorothy-ObitDorothy Fayrene Venable, age 78, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at her home.

She was born September 7, 1935 in Saganaw, Texas to the late Fletcher Knight and the late Geneva Smith Knight. She was happily married for 59 years to the late Richard Venable. She was a manager for the Southside EZ Mart and was also a caregiver for many years. Dorothy was a wonderful homemaker and she loved to sew and do all sorts of crafts. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend and she will be missed by all of her loving family.

She is survived by son Tim Venable and wife Tammy of Mena, Arkansas; daughters Cindy Anglin of Mena, Arkansas, Vivian James and husband Frank of Mena, Arkansas, Charlotte James and husband Jesse of Justin, Texas; brother Loyd Knight and wife Fern of Mena, Arkansas; grandchildren Tisha Anglin, Josh Anglin, John James, Dusty James, Krystal Boyd, Ty Venable, Jeremy James, JR James, Chris James and Jared James; many great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Fletcher and Geneva Knight; her husband Richard Venable; and a sister Jean Shearman.

Graveside services will be Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Nunley Cemetery with Brother Ron Tilley officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be Wednesday evening, July 2nd from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Honorary pallbearers will be Josh Anglin, John James, Dusty James, Ty Venable, Jeremy James, Chris James, Jared James and J.R. James.

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