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Francis E. Walston

Walston-FrancisFrancis E. Walston, age 74 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, September 12, 2014 in Mena, Arkansas.

She was born August 8, 1940 in Paola, Oklahoma to the late Milburn Crawford and the late Lilly V. Boyd Crawford. She was married to Lester Walston and was a loving and kind homemaker.

Francis was a vocalist and loved music. She was a loving wife, mother, stepmother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all who knew her. She will be dearly missed by all.

She is survived by her husband Lester Walston of Mena, Arkansas;

children, Kathi McFarland and husband, Robert, of Denver, Colorado, Wayne Pack and wife, Sheila, of Booneville, Arkansas,   Jim Pack of Mena, Arkansas, Bob Pack and wife, Sharon, of Mena, Arkansas, Jeannean Gilbert and husband, Rod, of Bakersfield, California, Melani Delgadillo and husband, Mario, of Dinuba, California; step-daughters, Adina Rodriquez and husband, Ruben, of Sultana, California, Illene Nodal of Tulare, California,

Lawana Shirey of Riverside, California, and 26 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents, Milburn and Lilly Crawford, her first husband, Carl Pack, son, Roger D. Pack and brother, R.M. Crawford.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel in Mena, with Brother Ronnie Tilley officiating. Interment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Family and friends visitation will be Monday, September 15, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena

Pallbearers will be Jim Pack, Bob Pack, J.D. Pack, Ricky Pack, Matthew Tucker, and Nicholas Schurman.  Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Fitzgerald and Gary Lance.

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