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Carolyn “Candy” Virginia Boyd Johnson

Carolyn “Candy” Virginia Boyd Johnson, age 78, went to her Heavenly home on July 30, 2022, while surrounded by her loving family. She was born on December 28, 1943, to Forrest “Bob” Bodkin Boyd and Mabel Lee McCowan Boyd. Candy graduated from Mena High School in 1962. She was a cook/waitress before retirement, but she treasured her time as a truck driver most. She enjoyed her word search books and watching movies.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, her beloved grandmother, Bertha Grace Sikes McCowan, two brothers and one sister.

Candy is survived by her son, Michael Lance and wife Shawn; her daughter, Tonya Gore and husband Paul, her sister and care giver, Ronda Wall and partner Greg; her grandchildren Lauren and husband Derrick and Justin and his wife Jessie; as well as 5 great-grandchildren who she adored. Also, numerous nieces and nephews who were special to her, and her dear friends, Mandy Henry and son Jayden, and Gerald Johnson.

A memorial celebration will be held at Board Camp Cemetery on August 6, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.

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