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Thomas “Cotton” Edward Hendershot

Thomas “Cotton” Edward Hendershot age 67 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday, July 22, 2019 in Mena.

He was born on August 24, 1951 in Akron, Ohio to Clarence W. Hendershot and Helen Stewart Hendershot.  Thomas worked in Construction and was self-employed. He enjoyed fishing and hunting with family and friends. He also liked to collect coins of all kinds. Thomas was a loving and dedicated father, grandfather, brother and friend to all who knew him.  He will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his sons:  Thomas and Amy Hendershot of Mena, Arkansas; Indio and Esther Hendershot of Mena, Arkansas, and Country Hendershot of Mena, Arkansas; daughter, Elena Hendershot of Mena, Arkansas; grandchildren:  Dajzha, Hayden, Autacelli, Bradshaw, Nika, Braxton and Illiana; brother, Jim Hendershot; sisters: Jackie Summer and Carrie Matelida; and other children:  Tommy and Marnie.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Helen Hendershot; brother, Clarence Hendershot, Jr.; and sister, Donna May.

Mr. Hendershot was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

A private memorial will be planned by the family at a later date.

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