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September, 2020

  • 16 September

    Neva “Valrea” Howard

    Neva “Valrea” Howard passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2020 in Benton, Arkansas. Valrea was born on May 6, 1925 in Burlington, Kansas to Neva A. and Paul F. Bates. Valrea married Keith T. Howard in 1945 and they lived in Mena Arkansas until 1998. In 1998 they moved to Benton, Arkansas to be near their daughter and grandchildren. Valrea ...

  • 16 September

    Mildred May Schwolow

    Mildred May Schwolow, age 85, of Mena, Arkansas, died Sunday, September 13, 2020, at her home surrounded by family. She was born on Wednesday, May 29, 1935 to Clyde Edward and Rhoda Retha Pearson Smith in Joplin, Missouri. Mildred was a Christian woman who spent her life caring for her family. The love for the Lord, her children and grandchildren ...

  • 16 September

    Shirley Christell Milam Scott

    Shirley Christell Milam Scott, age 84, of Vandervoort, Arkansas passed away Sunday, September 6, 2020 at her home surrounded by loved ones. She was born February 17, 1936 in Vandervoort, Arkansas to the late Clarence Marvin Milam and the late Bertha Melvina McMilleon Milam. She married the late Jerry Scott on August 7, 1986, in Cove, Arkansas. Shirley loved gardening ...

  • 16 September

    Troy Junior Denton

    Troy Junior Denton, age 81 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at his home. He was born May 24, 1939 in Ludlow, Oklahoma to the late Zack Aud Denton and the late Emma Leona Williams Denton. Troy was a retired logger. He worked with his son Troy E. for 20 years as a cutting machine operator. He ...

  • 9 September

    Mr. Jerry Charles Walters

    Mr. Jerry Charles Walters, age 80, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2020 in Mena. He was born on February 27, 1940 in Clebit, Oklahoma to the late Charley Wal-ters and Jewel (Carter) Walters. Jerry was an avid hunter and loved to be in the woods in his free time. He was a carpenter by trade and did ...

  • 9 September

    Vivian Frances Burns Ruther

    Vivian Frances Burns Ruther passed away Monday, August 31, 2020 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She was born on August 16, 1932, at the family home, to Ima Grimm and Rex Burns, Sr. in Rock County, Nebraska. As a teenager, she met a young man at a dance in Bassett, Nebraska and on January 22, 1949, she married F. Keith Ruther. They ...

  • 9 September

    Charles Ray Roberts

    Charles Ray Roberts was born in Booneville, Arkansas August 18, 1946 to the late Verna and Hal Roberts. He married his lifetime love and high school sweetheart, Janet, on December 22, 1967. Charles Ray and Janet lived in Mississippi and Oklahoma for Charles Ray’s job as a forester before settling in Mena 37 years ago. Charles Ray enjoyed fishing and ...

  • 9 September

    Eva Ann Harrison-Moore

    Eva Ann Harrison-Moore, age 75, of Mena, Arkansas died, Friday, August 28, 2020 at her home. She was born on April 4, 1945 to Robert T. and Mattie Dick Harrison in Mena, Arkansas. Eva was a woman that loved her family and grandchildren. After her children were raised, she began working at Cintas Uniform Company. She enjoyed country music, gardening, ...

  • 9 September

    Geral Dean “Jeri” Funderburk

    Geral Dean “Jeri” Funderburk, age 84, of Mena, Arkansas, died Saturday, September 5, 2020, surrounded by family. She was born, February 3, 1936 to Philip Anderson and Elsie Lannie Ross Piearcy in Hugo, Oklahoma. Jeri was a committed Christian who modeled a love for the Word of God, a life of prayer, an ease of laughter and a great sense ...

  • 2 September

    Gerald Truman Lincks

    Gerald Truman Lincks, age 59, of Mena, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2020 in Mena. Gerald was born on December 21, 1960 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas to Jerry Lincks and Sharon Martinez and was married to the love of his life, Maren Dell Lincks, for 13 years. Gerald was a loving husband and a hard worker who loved ...