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Henry “Gorden” Self

Henry-SelfMr. Henry “Gorden” Self, age 76, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014 in Mena.

He was born in Zafra, Oklahoma on August 3, 1937, the son of the late Elmer Self and the late Mattie Stover Self. He was married in 1962 to Lucille Evans. Henry was a machinist by trade and attended the Freewill Baptist Church. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing, but you could say his favorite pastime was being with his grandchildren. Henry was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend. He will be remembered and missed with much love by his family and friends.

He is survived by wife Lucille Self of Mena, Arkansas; sons Gary Self and wife Sandra of Waldron, Arkansas, Steven Self and wife Rene of Mena, Arkansas; daughter Sandra James and husband Kenny of Mena, Arkansas; sisters Alyene Downs and husband Cliff of Claremore, Oklahoma, Nodene Lott and husband Dude of Zafra, Oklahoma, Wanda Bryan and husband James of Sperry, Oklahoma; 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Mattie Self; by a son Russell Self; by 3 brothers and 2 sisters; and by 2 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Beasley-Wood Chapel with Brother Donnie Jewell officiating.  Interment follows in Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Hatfield under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be Tuesday evening, July 22nd from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Gary Self, Steven Self, Darrell Self, Adam Self, David James, and Markus Williams.

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