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April, 2019

  • 19 April

    Dorothy June “Freelen” Jewell

    Dorothy June “Freelen” Jewell age 80 of Vandervoort, Arkansas went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in Mena, Arkansas. Dorothy was born June 21, 1938 in Texas to the late Jim Freelen and Ethel Doss Freelen.  She was united in marriage to Clarence Junior Jewell her husband of 62 years. Dorothy was a humble homemaker by the ...

  • 18 April

    Verna May Snitker Stricklin

    Verna May Snitker Stricklin age 81 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in Pencil Bluff, Arkansas. Verna was born on March 8, 1938 in Hatfield, Arkansas to the late Henry Miller and the late Iva Brewer Miller. She enjoyed gardening, taking walks and spending time with family and friends. Above all she loved her Lord and Savior ...

  • 17 April

    Vester O’Donnell Parks

    Vester O’Donnell Parks, age 76, of Mena, died Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at his home. He was born on Thursday, May 7, 1942 to Arlie Odonel Parks and Verna Patten Cunningham in Mena, Arkansas. Vester was a good man and hard worker. He worked as a local policeman in the 1970’s, and later went on to work for the Polk ...

  • 17 April

    Ramona “Mona” Willis Stricklin

    Ramona “Mona” Willis Stricklin age 68 of Hatfield, Arkansas was reunited in Heaven with her honey, Larry Stricklin, on Monday, April 15, 2019. Mona was born on May 14, 1950 in Talihina, Oklahoma to the late Elesten Willis and Lilliella Samuel Willis. She was married to the late Larry Stricklin for 28 years until his passing in 2016.  Mona worked in ...

  • 17 April

    Clifford E. Bentley

    Clifford E. Bentley, age 89, of Board Camp, died Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at the Mena Regional Health System.  He was born on Wednesday, January 15, 1930 to Raymond John and Mary Amelia Campbell Bentley in Marion, Ohio. Clifford was an outdoorsman who loved going fishing on the back of his farm on the Ouachita River. Clifford served his God, ...

  • 17 April

    Ellen Rae Busch

    Ellen Rae Busch age 54 of Mena, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019 in Mena, Arkansas. Ellen was born on January 29, 1965 in Mena, Arkansas to Billy Ray Rice and Rosellen Calvery Branch.  She was married to Bryant Arville Busch and worked at Mena Regional Health System in the business office. Ellen enjoyed working with flowers and designing arrangements. Ellen ...

  • 11 April

    Clifford E. Bentley

    Clifford E. Bentley, age 89, of Board Camp, died Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at the Mena Regional Health System.  He was born on Wednesday, January 15, 1930 to Raymond John and Mary Amelia Campbell Bentley in Marion, Ohio. Clifford was an outdoorsman who loved going fishing on the back of his farm on the Ouachita River. Clifford served his God, ...

  • 10 April

    Audrey Onna Tucker

    Audrey Onna Tucker age 59 of Mena, Arkansas went to see her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Onna was born on April 13, 1959 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Dow Cooper Anderson and the late Audrey May McDonald Anderson.  She was a Manager in the Hospitality Industry. In high school she was in the Top 10 in ...

  • 10 April

    Robert “Bob” Sobczak

    Robert “Bob” Sobczak, age 80, of Acorn, Arkansas died Monday, April 1, 2019. He was born on Sunday, March 19, 1939 to Francis and Helen Dietz Sobczak in DuBois, Pennsylvania. Bob graduated from Parsons High School in Parsons, West Virginia in 1957 and immediately joined the Air Force. On November 21, 1970, he married Linda Kuehne. They raised one daughter, ...

  • 10 April

    Edward “Earl” Ricks

    Edward “Earl” Ricks,84 of Cove passed away Tuesday, April 2,2019 at his home. Earl was born February 14,1935 to the late John Edward Ricks and the late Nora Lackey Ricks. Earl was a lifelong resident of Cove. He worked for Johnston Feed Mill and Hatton Lumber Company, in addition to being a poultry farmer and cattle rancher. He served many ...