Inez Virginia Herndon of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, November 3, 2018 peacefully in the home of her granddaughter Cynthia Crider and her husband Rodger in Potter, Arkansas surrounded by her family at age 87.
Inez was born May 1st, 1931 in Sylvester, Georgia. She worked as a nurse’s aide and a foster grandparent of many years. She enjoyed casinos, bluegrass music, bingo, old westerns, Matlock, her dogs and her family and friends. Inez lived happily with her husband Dan in Wright City, Oklahoma. She traveled, sang, camped, fished, went to church singings and enjoyed her life to the fullest. Inez was a loving mother sister, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother and friend.
Inez is survived by daughters Barbara McLellan and husband Glenn of Potter, Arkansas, Virginia Cooke of Mena, Arkansas; Connie Verdic of Fayetteville, Arkansas; Marie Carroll and husband Dewey of Hatfield, Arkansas; Caroline Reed and husband Ed of Arizona. Son Roger and wife Dewanna of Shreveport, Louisiana. Brothers Charles and wife Nancy of Cortland, Ohio; Bill and wife Paula of Poplar, Mississippi. Sisters Margie and husband Guy of Booneville, Arkansas; Jeanette Allen of Mena, Arkansas; Mary Whisenhunt of Mena, Arkansas.
She had 7 children, 29 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren and 16 great- great grandchildren and a host of cousins, and other family members.
She was preceded in death by her husband Daniel Herndon, mother Nora Henderson, father Robert Henderson, brother Frank and wife Elaine Henderson, son Wayne Barnes, Grandsons Patrick Reed and Corrie Mize, brother in law Edward Allen, Elmer Whisenhunt, and nephew Robert Allen.
Pallbearers are her grandsons Alex Crider, Tyler Crider, Fisher Greyson, Buzzie Grayson, Aaron McLellan and Jason Neer and Granddaughter Renee Barnes.
Memorial service will be Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Crossing Community Center with Brother Victor Rowell officiating. Services are arranged under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.