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Michael James Vieira

Michael James Vieira, age 30, of Mena, died Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospital in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was born on Monday, October 2nd, 1989 to Jessie James Vieira and Carrie Florene Kelton in Sacramento, California.

To those who knew Mike, he was a great all-around guy, always there to lend a hand when needed, and was a pleasure to be around. The stories and jokes he would tell, will never be forgotten and will be forever cherished. He will forever be known for his thoughtful gestures. He graduated from Acorn High School in 2008 and went on to work at Hatfield Lumber driving a forklift. Many who knew Michael knew him from the Bus Barn for Acorn Schools as well as a manager for AutoZone. He enjoyed working on cars and practiced blacksmithing in his spare time. He loved his family and took comfort in being with them, making them laugh and picking on everyone. Michael was a loving fiancé, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend and will be missed by all.

He is preceded in death by his father, Jessie Vieira; his sister, Jessica Vieira-Kizzar; and his grandmother, Charlotte Morgan.

Michael is survived by his loving fiancé, Brandi McMellon of Mena; his maternal great grandmother, Dovey Thomas of Roanoke, Texas; his mother, Carrie Kelton of Ink; stepfather, Tim Kelton of Ink; one son, Blaine Davy of Mena; one daughter, Kara Vieira of Athens, Texas; two brothers, James Vieira and Joey Severns of Atwater, California, four sisters, Kristin Munger of Mena, Dawn White of Alvord, Texas, Jeralyn Ramzy of Mena, Sabrina Vieira of Atwater, California; and father figure, Jerry Whalen of Mena; several nieces and nephews, and several other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Funeral services will be Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 at 2:00pm, at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Stacy Strother officiating. Interment will follow in the Canaanland Church Cemetery under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena. There will a viewing during the service on Saturday as well as a dinner after graveside services. Please feel welcomed to come and share your condolences with the family.

Pallbearers will be Josh Baker, George Kilsby, Michael Ramzy, Jeff Smith, Ben Sterner, Lee Lane, and Leon Heath. Honorary Pallbearers are Robert Morgan, Clint Morgan, Charles Kizzar, and Jerry Whalen.

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