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Emma Leona Denton

denton-leona-pic-1Emma Leona Denton, age 94, of Smithville, Oklahoma passed away Monday, August 1, 2016 at her home.

She was born March 10, 1922 in Yanush, Oklahoma to the late William Caylor Williams and the late Emmer Letha Williams. Mrs. Denton enjoyed many things like cooking, sewing, quilting, working on word puzzles and listening to Christian music. Her other hobbies were gardening and cooking for family and friends. Most of all she loved and treasured her children and grandchildren. Leona was a loving and kind mother, grandmother, sister, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother and friend to all. She will be dearly missed.

Leona is survived by, children, Troy and Jan Denton of Potter, Arkansas, Gary Denton of Ludlow, Oklahoma, Wanda and Wayne Holt of Poteau, Oklahoma, Virginia Rose of Talihina, Oklahoma, Kenneth and Yvonne Denton of Mena, Arkansas, Kathie and Floyd Branson of Honobia, Oklahoma, Sherri and Larry Pollard of Watson, Oklahoma; daughters-in-law, Mary Shreve of Watson, Oklahoma, and Gladis Denton of Potter, Arkansas; sister, Mina Williams Lee of McAlester, Oklahoma; forty grandchildren, and numerous great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and great, great, great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by, her parents, William and Emmer Williams; husband, Zack Aude Denton; daughters, Fern and Laverne Denton, and Shirley Denton; sons, Alvin Denton, Alfred (Doodle) Denton, Dillard Denton, Zack Denton, Jr.; brothers, Jimmy William Caylor Williams, Jacki Williams, Marion Williams, Elvie Williams, Lil Brother Williams, Sammy Williams, J.D. Williams, and R.L. Williams; daughter-in-laws, Anna Marie Denton, Hazel Denton, and Juanita Denton.

Funeral service will be Friday, August 5, 2016, 10:00 a.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel with Brother Donnie Jewell and “Jug” Denton officiating. Interment will follow in the Ludlow Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Family and friend’s visitation will be Thursday, August 4, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood.

Singers are Kay Hammon, Tyler Denton and Mina Lee.

Pallbearers at Beasley Wood Chapel are, Don Cline, David Denton, Todd Denton, Larry Pollard, Corey Pollard and Kody Branson

Pallbearers at cemetery are, Ricky Denton, Gary Dale Denton, Gary Loyd Holt, Kenny Denton, Jeff Denton, and Kent Branson.


  1. Suzanne Williams Prock

    Sherri and Kathie,
    So sorry for your loss! Praying for you all during this difficult time!

  2. She was one of my favorite patients ever! A sweet woman that I loved to take care of. I know she will be missed.

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