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Sierra Nicole Sanders

Sierra Nicole Sanders, age 19, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday, August 14, 2017 in Shady, Arkansas.

Sierra was born on July 23, 1998 in Mena, Arkansas to Bobby Sanders and Charity Cornelius Sanders. She was employed by Nidec in Mena. Sierra was an outdoors girl that enjoyed hunting, fishing, bow fishing, water rafting, and mudding with family and friends. She was an Honors graduate from Mena High School in 2016. Sierra was active in FFA and showed lambs in high school and loved her dog, “Macie”. She enjoyed listening to the music of Brantley Gilbert.  Sierra always had a smiling face and dearly loved her family to the fullest.  Sierra was a loving daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, and friend to all. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by parents, Bobby and Charity Sanders of Mena, Arkansas; grandparents, Pam Chamberlain, Verle Cornelius, Rosie Knight, and Jimmy and Frances Sanders; great-grandmother, Alta Cornelius; sister, Bethany Sanders; aunts, Shea Cornelius, Roszetta Chavez, Christy Williams; and uncle, Shane and Tyra Cornelius; uncles, Shane Cornelius and Dusty Sanders; great-aunt, Debra Essman.

Other family members include: Robert and Theresa Doty, Brooklyn Wright and Jake Rowe, Tony Breseman, Savanna and Tyler Cornelius, Traci and Tara Cornelius, Elliot and Gabriel Cornelius, Riggin and Kylie Cornelius, Taitleigh Sharp, David and Kathy Kottenbrook, Betty and Aaron Exley, Natasha Sanders, Brittany Peek, Cordell Williams, Josh Williams, Paige Williams, Nick Rose, Dylan Brown.

She was preceded in death by grandfathers, Earl Knight and W. D. Chamberlain, great-grandfather, Raymond Cornelius, and great-grandmother, Juanita Carpenter.

Funeral service will be Friday, August 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel with Brother Ron Tilley officiating.  Interment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Pallbearers will be Jake Rowe, Dylan Brown, Shane Cornelius, Robert Doty, David Kottenbrook, and Cody Davis.

Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Austin, Joe Gandy, Jimmy Sanders, Randall Beaty, and Tyler Cornelius.

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