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Lila M. Bates Todd

Lila-M-Bates-ToddLila M. Bates Todd, age 97, of Wickes, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, September 4, 2014, in Wickes.

She was born November 18, 1916, in Polk County, Arkansas to the late Walker Bates and the late Tennie Lewis Bates.  She was married to Robert Todd and was a loving homemaker.  Lila was a loving and kind mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, step-great-great grandmother, aunt, and a friend to all who knew her.  She will be missed dearly by all.

She is survived by her son, Ronnie Todd and wife, Shirley, of Wickes, Arkansas; daughter, Deanna Medlin of Wickes; grandchildren, Kyle Todd and wife, Debbie, of Mena; Dana Davis of Wickes, Arkansas; Michael Todd of Wickes, Arkansas;

Trey Todd of Mena, Arkansas; great-grandchildren, Travis May and wife, Kim, of Mena, Arkansas; Adam Todd of Wickes, Arkansas; Robert Todd and wife, Savannah, of Mena, Arkansas; Jackie McLellan and husband, Brandon, of Mena, Arkansas; Traci Ross and husband, Lonnie, of Cove, Arkansas; great-great grandchildren, Austin May, John Segers May, Easton May, and Wade Todd; step-great-great grandchildren, Kody Bailey, Brody Bailey; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walker and Tennie Bates, husband, Robert Todd, and several brothers and sisters.

Graveside services were Monday, September 8, 2014, 10:00 a.m. at Pinecrest Memorial Park with Brother Buddy Hooper officiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Family and friends visitation was Sunday, September 7, 2014, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Pallbearers will be Michael Todd, Travis May, Adam Todd and Robert Todd.

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