Bertha Mae Lawrence Milham Stiles, age 81, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2020 in Mena. She was born August 28, 1939 in Hatfield, Arkansas to the late Manassie and Ethel Lawrence. Bertha was a retail manager by profession. She loved spending time with her family and reading.
She is survived by her children, Terry Milham and wife Karin of Pasco, Washington, Lisa Fowler and husband Tommy of Mena, Arkansas, Tracy Higginbotham and husband Chris of Hot Springs, Arkansas, and Michele Sparks and husband Marc of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; brothers, J.D. Lawrence of Oregon, Jerry Lawrence and wife Sally of Oregon, and Curtis Lawrence of Oregon; sister, Shirley Callahan and husband Birn of Oregon; grandchildren, Kristin Pruett, Lori Thiel, Stephen Milham, Matthew Fowler, Nathaniel Fowler, Amber Vicente, Amy Harrison, Dillon Chronister, and Blake Pinkston; twenty-four great-grandchildren.
Bertha is preceded in death by her parents; her brother, R.B. Lawrence; her sisters, Opal Smith, Ruby Lawrence, and Estelle Hensley; and sister-in-law, Charlotte Lawrence.
Graveside service will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 12, 2020 at the Old Dallas Cemetery with Brother Mark Lyle officiating. Pallbearers will be Terry Milham, Tommy Fowler, Marc Sparks, Matthew Fowler, Nathan Fowler, Stephen Milham, Dillon Chronister, and Blake Pinkston. Visitation is general.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.
Special thanks to Carla Tinbrook and staff at Peach Tree Assisted Living. Her hospice nurses Sadie Whorton, Linda Boggio, Chaplain Mark Lyle, and all the precious ladies that hand made gifts for Bertha, especially her aid, Emily Sanders. You are all angels to us.