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Dorothy June “Freelen” Jewell

Dorothy June “Freelen” Jewell age 80 of Vandervoort, Arkansas went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in Mena, Arkansas.
Dorothy was born June 21, 1938 in Texas to the late Jim Freelen and Ethel Doss Freelen.  She was united in marriage to Clarence Junior Jewell her husband of 62 years. Dorothy was a humble homemaker by the grace of God.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister and friend. She loved crocheting, playing bingo, cooking family meals and quilting. She was a faithful member of Vandervoort 1st Baptist Church, she loved singing and praising God and reading the Bible to her husband and spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by daughters: Janie Kinman and husband Allen of Big Springs, Texas, Marilyn Barrett and husband John, Jr. of Vandervoort, Arkansas, Glenda Watkins and husband Kenny of Vandervoort, Arkansas, and Kim Jobe and husband Robert of Mena, Arkansas; son, Ronnie Jewell and wife Loretta of Cove, Arkansas; brother, Kenneth Freelen of Alma, Arkansas; sisters:  Sue Brumbelow of Bagwell, Texas and Frankie Gurley of Amarillo, Texas; 22 Grandchildren; 47 Great-grandchildren; and 7 Great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Ethel Freelen; husband, Clarence Jr. Jewell; daughter, Kathye Martin; grandson, Travis Barrett; granddaughter, Marsha Martin; one sister, Helen; and five brothers:  James, William, Newt, Tiny and Donald.
Funeral service will be Monday, April 22, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Vandervoort 1st Baptist Church in Vandervoort with Brother Aaron M. Anglin officiating. Interment will follow in the Witherspoon Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Family and friends visitation will be Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 7:00 -8:00 p.m. at Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Pallbearers will be Richard Martin, Jason Johnson, Jonathan Barrett, Brandon Martin, Kenneth Watkins, Joey Watkins, Ethan Jewell, and Jacob Jewell.
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