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December, 2017

  • 11 December

    Laverne Thompkins

    Laverne Thompkins, age 71 of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Friday, December 8, 2017 in Mena. Laverne was born on October 12, 1946 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Lester Thacker and the late Allene Scott. She was married to the late Johnny Thompkins. Laverne worked as a CNA for Home Health and Hospice, a career she loved. She enjoyed going ...

  • 11 December

    Ruby M. Cannon Peters

    Ruby M. Cannon Peters, age 78 of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017 in Mena. Ruby was born in Mena, Arkansas on August 12, 1939 to the late Gordon Cannon and the late Leona Kline Cannon. She worked at Renova Manufacturing for years and also was a loving homemaker for her family. Ruby enjoyed working in her garden ...

  • 8 December

    Stanley Robert Lawrence, II

    Stanley Robert Lawrence, II, age 79 of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday December 6, 2017 in Mena. Stanley was born in Baltimore, Maryland on January 14, 1938 to the late Stanley Lawrence, Sr. and the late Maude Besaw Lawrence. He was married to Constance Francis Baker Lawrence. Stanley truly enjoyed playing bluegrass and country music with friends at the Daisy ...

  • 4 December

    Kathryn Louise Gentry

    Mrs. Kathryn Louise Gentry, age 90, a resident of Wickes, Arkansas, passed from this life on Friday, December 1, 2017 at her home in Wickes. Kathryn was an avid reader, enjoyed her flowers, cooking, and most of all, spending time with her family. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Wickes. She was preceded in death by ...

November, 2017

  • 30 November

    Iona Elise Bryan Deramus

    Iona Elise Bryan Deramus, age 89, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017 in Marion, Arkansas. Iona was born in Eagleton, Arkansas on March 6, 1928 to the late William Wesley Bryan and the late Clara Elizabeth Heath Bryan. She was married to the late Glen Deramus for 66 years. Iona worked 18 years at the Renova Shirt ...

  • 29 November

    Leslie Joann Smith

    Leslie Joann Smith, age 54, of Cove, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday morning, November 28, 2017, at home in Cove. Leslie was born on December 24, 1962, in Bristol, PA to James and Joan Reynolds.  Leslie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, and sister. She was preceded in death by her son, Jimmy (1990-1991).  She is survived by her husband, Chris Smith of ...

  • 28 November

    Garnett Thomas Eisele

    Garnett Thomas Eisele, or “Judge” as most people, including his family, called him, died on November 26, 2017. He was born on November 3, 1923, to Garnett and Mary Martin Eisele of Hot Springs. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Kathryn Freygang, and his brother, Dr. W. Martin Eisele of Hot Springs. Four children survive him: Wendell Alan ...

  • 21 November

    Koeble Michele Roberts

    Koeble Michele Roberts, age 44, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017 in Mena. Koeble was born on October 2, 1973 in San Diego, California to Michael J. Wagner and the late Lorelei J. Sandoval. She was happily married to John Roberts and was a loving homemaker. Koeble never met a stranger, she could start up a conversation ...

  • 20 November

    Alfred Douglas Craft

    Alfred Douglas Craft, age 75 of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017 in Mena. Mr. Craft was born in Stella, Missouri on May 15, 1942 to Ralph Craft and Vera Turner Craft. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. Alfred was a log home builder by profession. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. Also he ...

  • 14 November

    Terry L. Beggs

    Terry L. Beggs, age 59 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Sunday November 12, 2017 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Terry was born in Mena, Arkansas on June 4, 1958 to the late Burla Snow. Terry was hard worker and enjoyed working. He always would get excited watching wrestling and football. He loved to visit, as he never met a stranger. Terry enjoyed playing ...