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Nellie Mae Lance

Nettie-Lance-1Nellie Mae Lance, age 80, of Mena, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Thursday, October 1, 2015 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas.

She was born in Montgomery County, Arkansas on February 13, 1935 to the late Troy Edward Quinn and the late Grace Lee Spake Quinn. She was married to the late Herbert Hoover Lance and was a loving homemaker.  She retired from Headstart DayCare as a cook. She enjoyed keeping track of her family and friends on Facebook. She dearly loved her family and church family. Nell was a loving and kind mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, “Nannie” and friend to all who knew her. She will be dearly missed.

She is survived by children, Cathy Bohn and husband, Larry Taylor of Wister, Oklahoma, Gary Lance of Mena, Arkansas, Frankie Lance of Mena, Arkansas; grandchildren, Daniel Egger and wife Elesha of Mena, Arkansas, Alecia House and husband Brandon of Mena, Arkansas, Brandy Blount and husband Luther of Walker, Louisiana, Mike Lance and wife Tosha of Mena, Arkansas, Chris Lance and wife Annie of Mena, Arkansas, Meagan Pate and husband Nick of Mena, Arkansas; great-grandchildren, Isaac, Addison, Ashlynn, Isabella Egger, Kaylin House, Luke Blount, Jr., Seth and Dylan Blount, Kailie Brewer, Abigail Lance, Andrew Lance, Brayden Lance, Briar Lance, Bracee Lance, Zayne Pate, and Corbin (on the way); sisters, Geneva Dorsey of Poteau, Oklahoma, June Crabtree of Atkins, Arkansas, Mary Watkins of Fulton, California; brother, Lee Quinn of Mena, Arkansas; special friends, Susie Lance and Deloris Thompkins of Mena, Arkansas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Troy and Grace Quinn; her husband, Herbert Lance; brothers, Edward Quinn, Auston Quinn, Floyd Quinn, A. J.  Quinn, Shirley Quinn, Perry Quinn and Jim Quinn; and sister, Betty Apling.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Mena First Assembly of God with Brother Mark Lyle and Brother Daniel Egger, and Brother Mike Lance officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Gilead Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Pallbearers are Brandon House, Nick Pate, Chris Lance, Mike Lance, Daniel Egger, Luke Blount, Horace Gandy, Archie McMellon, and Bo Hayes.

Family and friends visitation will be Monday, October 5, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood.


  1. Franky and Mike prayers r there for you and your family. A very special Lady.

  2. You will be so missed. I love you dearly

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