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Dan O’Connor

Dan O’Connor, age 90, of Mena, Arkansas, died Sunday, August 12, 2018 at his home in Mena. He was born on Wednesday, July 25, 1928 to John Joseph and Mildred Rhea Jones O’Connor in Pontiac, Michigan. Dan was a Godly man and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mena. He served in the United States Army specializing in ...

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Betty Sue Webb Neal

Betty Sue Webb Neal age 86, better known as “Nanny Neal” went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 19, 2018 in Cove, Arkansas. She was born on September 29, 1931 to George and Lura Cotton Webb in Sheridan, Arkansas. She was married to the late John D. Neal on September 19, 1957. Betty was a loving and caring ...

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Tracy Smith

Tracy Smith, 80, of Story, AR passed away August 17, 2018. He was born May 17, 1938 in Washington County, Virginia to the late Joseph W. Smith and Pauline Pickering Smith. He is preceded in death by both his parents. Survivors include his wife, Anna Jean Smith of 56 years, his daughter, Valerie Mitchell, grandson, Travis Mitchell and great grandchildren Gunnar ...

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Estes Eugene “Buster” Dennis

Estes Eugene “Buster” Dennis was born on May 4, 1933 in Hartman, Colorado to Roy E. and Selna F. (Sallee) Dennis. He graduated from Hartman school in 1952. He married Sharen Kay Barrow in 2008. Buster was a heavy equipment operator where he operated equipment in several states as well as Alaska. He moved to Arkansas in the late 1990’s. ...

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Elmer Rainwater

Mr. Elmer Rainwater age 95 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday August 13, 2018 in Mena. He was born on May 11, 1923 in Big Fork, Arkansas to W.E. Rainwater and Sinda Porter Rainwater.  Elmer was married to the late Juanita Rainwater until her passing. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Henderson State University and a Master’s Degree from Texas A&M ...

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Ruth L. Dilbeck

Ruth L. Dilbeck age 90, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Sunday, August 12, 2018 in Mena. She was born on May 20, 1928 in Pueblo, Colorado to the late Jim Steed and the late Alene Steed. Mrs. Dilbeck was married on September 11, 1948 to the late Woody Dilbeck. She was a thoughtful homemaker, faithful minister’s wife and sold Avon ...

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Patti K. Oates

Patti K. Oates, age 73, of Hatfield, Arkansas died Saturday, August 11, 2018 at her home.  She was born on Saturday, December 9, 1944 in Quanah, Texas. Patti worked in the real estate business for over 40 years, owning and operating Vision Realty in Mena for the past 30 years.  Prior to that Patti worked as a mortgage broker, owner ...

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Melva Freeze Johnson

Melva Freeze Johnson age 92, of Mena passed away Friday, August 10, 2018 in Mena, Arkansas. Mrs. Johnson was born October 18, 1925 in Smackover, Arkansas to the late Forrest Freeze and the late Pinky Bradley Freeze.  She was married to the late Herbert Johnson for sixty-two years. Together they owned and operated G&W Water Well Drilling company.  Melva loved to read ...

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James Kent Payton

James Kent Payton age 68, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at Oklahoma Veteran Affairs Hospital in Talihina, Oklahoma. James was born on October 19, 1949 in Miami, Oklahoma to the late Robert James Payton and the late Virginia Dee Mobley Payton. He was married to Bonnie Lewis in September of 1971. James served his country in ...

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James Jette Harnar

James Juette Harnar, age 91, of Mena, died Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab. He was born on Friday, April 29, 1927 to Claude and Marilla Foreman Harnar in Carthage, Missouri. James was an amazing man. He served his country with pride in the United States Navy. After the military he entered politics and became a ...

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