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July, 2019

  • 3 July

    Bryson Delane Smith

    Bryson Delane Smith age 7 of Watson, Oklahoma passed away Sunday, June 23, 2019 in Oklahoma. Bryson was born on September 26, 2011 in Mena, Arkansas to Steven Smith and Sara Easley Smith. He loved playing with his sisters and cousins. Bryson liked building with his Legos, fishing and hunting with family, riding 4-wheelers and swimming.  He enjoyed tinkering around ...

  • 3 July

    Issac Wayne Godsby

    Issac Wayne Godsby age 54 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Issac was born on December 9, 1964 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Kenneth Godsby and Barbara Sanders. He was a truck driver by profession.  He enjoyed fishing and hunting with family and friends. Above all he loved and enjoyed spending time ...

  • 3 July

    Robert “Bobby” Lee Brooks Sr.

    Robert “Bobby” Lee Brooks Sr. age 67 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in Mena, Arkansas. Bobby was born on December 29, 1951 in Fresno, California to the late Jesse Brooks and the late Otho Lee Eads Brooks.  He was married to the love of his life for 48 wonderful years Pam Walston Brooks. They were best ...

  • 3 July

    Iva Nell (“Nellie”) Miller

    Iva Nell (“Nellie”) Miller passed away at home on June 15, 2019.  She was born on May 2, 1915 and blessed with remarkable vitality throughout her 104 years. Nellie was raised in rural West Texas and met and married Dillard Miller when her family moved to Arkansas.  They were married for 62 years until his death.  Nellie was a devoted ...

June, 2019

  • 26 June

    Emma Faith Cumpton

    Emma Faith Cumpton, infant daughter of David and Regina Cumpton was released from her earthly body to enjoy a perfect body in heaven. Emma was born June 19, 2019 in Mena, Arkansas. She is loved and mourned by her parents, David and Regina Cumpton of Vandervoort, Arkansas; sister, Cara Madilyn Cumpton of Vandervoort, Arkansas; grandparents:  Scotty Cumpton and wife Faye, ...

  • 26 June

    Martin Anglin, Jr.

    Martin Anglin, Jr. age 80 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, June 22, 2019 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Martin was born on April 20, 1939 in Page, Oklahoma to the late Willie Martin Anglin and Bonnie Lennis Little. He proudly served his country in the United States Army; his platoon name was “Buzzard”. Martin was Valedictorian of his high school ...

  • 26 June

    Florence Ellenor Proft

    Florence Ellenor Proft, age 93, of Mena, Arkansas entered peacefully into eternal life on Thursday, June 20, 2019. She was born March 8, 1926 to Floyd Edward Beers and Margaret Meta Sunderman Beers in Carter, South Dakota. She was an incredible woman, who was both loved and admired. She will be missed by so many and was a blessing to ...

  • 26 June

    Michael Cecil “Mickey” French

    Michael Cecil “Mickey” French, 79 of Bay, died at his home, Saturday, June 22, 2019, after a short illness. He was born August 1, 1939 in Sikeston, Missouri to Cecil Hatcher and Strawdie (Engram) French. Mickey graduated from Mena High School in 1957 and worked some for his father who ran French’s Variety Store and The Lucky Dollar. For many ...

  • 12 June

    Bobby Marvin Borders

    Bobby Marvin Borders age 82 of Hatfield, Arkansas passed away Sunday, June 09, 2019 in Hatfield. Bobby was born on December 18, 1936 in Potter, Arkansas to the late Thomas Christopher Borders and the late Rosa Poindexter. He was married to Nelda J. Hodge Borders on June 27, 1989 in Mena. Bobby proudly served his country in the United States ...

  • 12 June

    James Howard Houston

    James Howard Houston (Jimmy) passed from this life on Saturday, June 8, 2019 in Ft. Smith, AR. Jimmy was born on July 27, 1943 in Glendale, Arizona, to Elva Maude Gibson Houston and Nova Houston. Jimmy was the sixth of 12 kids. His dad moved the family more than a few times for construction work, eventually ending up back on ...