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Mabel Nunn Hankins Ladd

mabel-ladd-1Mabel Nunn Hankins Ladd, age 91, of Mena, left this world Friday, November 11, 2016 at her home.  She was born on Thursday, August 20, 1925 to James Edmond and Ada Florence Cheeves Nunn in Winthrop, Arkansas.

Mabel loved life and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren in whom she truly admired and was very proud of.  Mabel was an active member of Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Mena for many years.  She loved her church family and her pastors.  She enjoyed all different types of music, singing, quilting and crocheting.  Mabel was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; first husband of 47 years, Eugene Hankins and her second husband, Bobb Ladd; two daughters, Betty Smith and Linda Busch; five brothers, Arthur Nunn, Elbert Nunn, Mack Nunn, J.P. Nunn and Jesse Nunn and six sisters, Lillian Weaver, Beulah Whitehead, Evelyn McCain, Myrtle Palmer, Mildred Harvey, Polly Weemes and a special friend, Lou Flowers.

Mabel is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law, Henry and Donna Hankins and Jim and Debbie Hankins all of Mena; one daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Glen Wells of Mena; one sister, Lorene Eason of Wilder, Idaho; her son-in-law, Glen Busch of Mena; fifteen grandchildren, thirty-eight great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be Monday, November 14, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at Faith Missionary Baptist Church with Brother Tim Harper and Brother Dardanelle Townsley officiating.  Interment will follow in the White Oak Cemetery under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena. Visitation will be Sunday, November 13, 2016 from 6-8 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena.

Pallbearers will be Joe Duran, James Hankins, Jefferey Davis, Tom Corbett, Bill Gibson and Rudy Yanez.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Glen Busch and John Flowers.

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