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Mae Belle Shaddon

mae-belle-shaddon-1Mae Belle Shaddon, age 74 years, 2 months, 10 days went to her eternal home Sunday, September 25, 2016.

She was born July 15, 1942 in Lincoln, Arkansas to Orphus York Evans and Maggie Belle Harrah Evans. Mae Belle was married to Grady “Leon” Shaddon and had one daughter, Leona Mae Shaddon Skaggs.

She was a long time resident of Mena, Arkansas and attended Cherry Hill school and graduated from Mena High School.  She played basketball and was known as “legs” by her teammates.

She worked for many years at Renova, then at Cowdens, and eventually Alfs Manufacturing.  Later in life, she worked with the Grandparents Program at Acorn Elementary School.

She is survived by daughter, Leona Shaddon Skaggs and husband Tim Skaggs; granddaughters, Leana Hobbs and husband Josh Hobbs and Kristina Johnson and husband Josh Johnson; six great-grandchildren, Westin Johnson, Clayton Hobbs, Kylee Johnson, Chase Hobbs, Dalaney Hobbs, and Landen Johnson, all of Mena; and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Orphus York and Maggie Belle Evans, two brothers, Carl Evans and Herbert Evans, and one sister, Joyce Ann Evans Dunigan.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Chant Pentecostal Church of God in Y-City, Arkansas with Brother Mike Shaddon officiating.  Interment will follow in the Chant Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Family and friends visitation will be Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Pallbearers will be Josh Hobbs, Josh Johnson, Westin Johnson, Clayton Hobbs, Chad Place, and Robbie Shaddon.

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