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Billie Sue Golemon


Billie Sue Golemon, age 83, of Mena, Arkansas died Friday, January 30, 2015 at the Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab. She was born on Thursday, February 5, 1931 to William Royal and Cora Laffin Tharp in Story, Oklahoma.

Billie enjoyed working outside and riding horses.  She would map out trails on horseback for new trails for people to enjoy.  Billie enjoyed going to church and having socials and putting on skits for her friends.  Billie attended the First Baptist Church in Blythe, California.  She was a member of the Eastern Star.  Billie worked many years for Sears and Roebuck in their accounting department before her retirement.  Billie was a loving sister, aunt and friend, and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles Golemon; and her son, Barry Lynn Golemon.

Billie is survived by her two brothers, Clifford Tharp of Mena and Glen Ray Tharp of Norman, Oklahoma; two sisters, Lavita Burkland of Daggett, Michigan and Maxine Mann of Noble, Oklahoma; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A visitation will be held Sunday, February 1, 2015 from 1-3 P.M.  at the Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.  Funeral services will be held in Blythe, California under the direction of Frye Funeral Home.  Interment will be in the Palo Verdo Cemetery in Blythe, California.

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