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Winnie I. Wiles

winnie-wilesMrs. Winnie I. Wiles, age 91, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014 in Mena.

She was born in Forrest City, Arkansas on April 9, 1922 to the late Thomas Jefferson Lillie and the late Beulah Gortemiller Lillie. She was happily married to Mr. Gaylord Wiles until his passing. In addition to her homemaking, Mrs. Wiles worked for various businesses in the Mena area as a sales clerk. She was also a member of the Mena Senior Citizens Center and was well loved in her community and family and will be greatly missed.

She is survived by sons Johnny Wiles and wife Sharon of Mena, Arkansas, Tom Wiles and wife Susan of Little Rock, Arkansas; several nieces, nephews and many friends too great to mention.

She was preceded in death by her parents Thomas and Beulah Lillie; her husband Gaylord Wiles; and a sister Goldie Todd.

Graveside services will be Friday, March 21, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Board Camp Cemetery with Brother Donnie Jewell officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be general.

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