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Zelda Louise “Dusie” Liles

Zelda Louise “Dusie” Liles, age 103 of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017, in Mena. Louise was born on September 9, 1913 in Pearland, Texas to the late Archie Bennett and Claricy Olin.  She was married to the late George W. Liles.  Louise rode the train all the way to California to marry George in October 1936.  George was born and ...

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Margie Marie McCord

Margie Marie McCord, age 89 of Mount Ida, AR, passed away April 22, 2017 at the Montgomery County Nursing Home. She was born August 1, 1927 to the late Walter C. Mahaffey and Monte Balisle Mahaffey in Booneville, AR. Margie is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Eddie Lee McCord, sisters, Wilma Baldwin, Eva Magee, Norma Sue Jones, brothers, ...

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Local Agencies Collaborate to Make Drug Arrest

BY MELANIE BUCK – The Polk County Sheriff’s Department and the 18th West Judicial Drug Task Force executed a search warrant on Thursday, April 20, 2017, that was the result of a narcotic investigation conducted by the two agencies. The warrant resulted in the finding of drugs and paraphernalia and led to the arrest of Patrick R. Tosta, age 32, ...

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Betty Lou Titsworth

Mrs. Betty Lou Titsworth, age 82 of Mena, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Betty was born on June 9, 1934 in Mena, Arkansas to the late James R. Wood and Lola V. Gorden Wood. She was married to the late Gene “AE” Titsworth. Betty enjoyed teaching school and also worked as a Social Case Worker ...

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Ronald Terry Spencer

Ronald Terry Spencer was born December 1st, 1950, and left this earth April 8th, 2017. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Mena where he was an officer and friend, as well as brother to all. He leaves behind his longtime love, Nancy Molloy; two brothers and two sisters, Harry Spencer and wife Gwen of Mena, ...

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James Horace Wilson, III

James Horace Wilson, III, age 76, of Mena died Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at his home. He was born on Saturday, September 28, 1940 to James Horace Jr. and Mary Laverne Taylor Wilson in Dallas, Texas. Jim, as he was known to most of his friends, was an easy going gentleman that always saw the lighter side of things.  He ...

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Dahl Herndon

Mr. Dahl Herndon, age 66, of Vandervoort, Arkansas passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 at his home. Mr. Herndon was born in Mena, Arkansas on April 6, 1950 to Herbert Herndon and Edna Hunter Herndon. He worked in Quality Assurance in data processing. Later in life, he retired as a General Manager and part owner of Sonic in Pine Bluff, ...

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Amos Cecil Lawrence

Amos Cecil Lawrence died April 1, 2017, at Medical Center of the Rockies, in Loveland, Colorado. Amos was born May 17, 1918, to the late Cash and Mary Lawrence who lived in Montgomery County close to Opal, Arkansas. Amos attended a country school in the same area where he was born. Amos met Opal L. Dillard, who lived in Polk ...

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Betty Lee Garver Johnston

Betty Lee Garver Johnston, age 88, of Octavia, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017 in Mena. Betty was born in Big Springs, Texas on January 16, 1929 to the late Earl Garver and the late Versia Moore Garver. She was married to the late Atha Johnston and was a loving homemaker. Betty also worked at Renova and was a ...

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Brenda Ledbetter

Brenda Ledbetter, age 67, of Oden, AR, passed away March 29, 2017 at CHI St. Vincent in Hot Springs, AR. Brenda was born January 5, 1950 in Mena, AR to Emmit and Ina Mae Deramus Standridge. She is preceded in death by her father Emmit Deramus. Brenda was a retired teacher of Ouachita River School District where she taught Business, ...

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