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Bettye Carol Rodriguez

Bettye Carol Rodriguez, age 77 of Mena, Arkansas, died, Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab. She was born on Monday, April 7, 1941 to Hershal Everett and Edna Josephine Stone Rusher in Butterfield, Arkansas. Bettye was Godly woman and attended the Dallas Avenue Baptist Church. She worked as a surgical technician at the Mena Regional Health System ...

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Dorothy Dollarhyde

Dorothy Dollarhyde, age 88, of Mena, Arkansas, died, Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab in Mena.  She was born on Saturday, December 21, 1929 to William and Nancy Elizabeth Ketcher Russell in Miami, Oklahoma. Dorothy loved her family and spending time with them. She was a homemaker and loved to sew for her family and cook. ...

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Donald Ray Thomas Sr.

Donald Ray Thomas Sr., age 85, of Mena, died Thursday, November 22, 2018 at his home. He was born on Tuesday, October 3, 1933 to Morris Sheppard and Bulah Lou McKeever in Board Camp, Arkansas. Donald was a hardworking, honest Christian man. He proudly served in the United States Army. Caring for his animals on a daily basis was always ...

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Betty Jean Ward

Betty Jean Ward, age 80, of Mena, Arkansas, died, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at the Mena Regional Health System.   She was born on Thursday, November 25, 1937 to George Silas and Sarah Ella Atchley Weatherby in Mena, Arkansas. Betty loved her family and spending time with her children and grandchildren.  She was of the Baptist faith. Some of Betty’s hobbies included spending ...

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Virginia Anderson Smith

Virginia Anderson Smith age 88 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2018 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Virginia was born on October 26, 1930 in Brule, Nebraska to the late Amos Anderson and the late Calista Carpenter Cerreto.  She was married to the late Homer Smith until his passing in 2014. She was a loving homemaker to her family.  Virginia was ...

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Dr. William Theodore (Ted) Shultz

Dr. William Theodore (Ted) Shultz age 89 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Sunday, November 18, 2018 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Dr. Shultz was born March 19, 1929 in Richland. Iowa to the late Fay Bond Shultz and the late Helen McLin Shultz.  He was happily married to Ruth Mae Bailey Shultz since August 12, 1951. Ted graduated from the University of ...

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Polk County Births

The weekly birth report for Mena Regional Health System for November 2, 2018 through November 9, 2018 is as follows: Holly and Max Hartwig of Mena, Arkansas are the proud parent of a baby boy born November 2nd. Bridget and Waymon Alexander of Wickes, Arkansas are the proud parent of a baby girl born November 5th. Tasha McQuarrie and Ricky James of Mena, Arkansas ...

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Wreck on US Highway 71 delaying traffic

A wreck involving at least one school bus and a vehicle on US Hwy. 71 south of Potter has traffic backed up in both directions. Traffic is being stopped between Shadow Mountain RV Park and  Iron Mountain. Authorities on scene are the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Mena Police Department, and Arkansas State Police. Several ambulances have been on scene transporting ...

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F.H. “Bud” Wilburn

F.H. “Bud” Wilburn, 83, of Mount Ida, AR passed away November 05, 2018 in Little Rock, AR. surrounded by his family. He was born July 13, 1935, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the late Henry and Marguerite (Wegener) Wilburn. He is preceded in death by both his parents, one son Tim Wilburn, two brothers; Eddie and Hank Wilburn, and three sisters; ...

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