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Doris Fleming Nolan Sirmon

Doris Fleming Nolan Sirmon

Doris Fleming Nolan Sirmon, age 88, of Mena, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 22, 2020. She was born on December 29, 1931, to Arneva Perrin Fleming Strother Costello and Allegra O. “Boots” Fleming in Polk County Arkansas.

Doris was an active and longtime member of the Mena Free Will Baptist Church where she served as church clerk and taught ladies Sunday school class for over 34 years. She loved her church family dearly.

She was the assistant postmaster in Ink, Arkansas for over 25 years and was also bookkeeper at Mena Tobacco and Candy Company for several years. Doris loved meeting people and working in the retail clothing business.

Doris is preceded in death by her parents; first husband of nineteen years, Billy Joe Nolan; second husband of forty three years, Shirley Simon; a brother, James “Buck” Strother; sisters, Joyce Rosson, Marjorie Crump, and Della Faye Smyth; a special sister in law, Georgia Strother.

She is survived by two sons, John Sirmon and wife Sharon of Hurst, Texas, Gregg Sirmon and wife Phyllis of Mena, Arkansas; two daughters, Helen Sirmon and husband Jay of Mena, Arkansas, Debbie Fryar and husband Harry of Oden, Arkansas; sisters, Geneva York of Ukiah, California, Sue Vaughn and husband James of Waldron, Arkansas; brothers, Bill Strother of Ink, Arkansas, Larry Strother and wife Helen of Hatfield, Arkansas; many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Doris had an abundant love for her family and was a proud Mamaw to six grandchildren; grandsons, Russell Fryar and Wife Hether of Atoka, Tennessee, Jarod Sirmon and wife Laura of Hurst, Texas, Jeff Gage and wife Melissa of Arvada, Colorado, Tim Hooper and wife Cristal of Bentonville, Arkansas; granddaughters, Ashley Sharp and husband Scott, Sallie Riggins and husband Will, all of Mena, Arkansas; great grandchildren, Bayley and Dylan Sirmon, Zachary and Nathan Fryar, Noah Sarah and Mylee Sharp, Tyler and Addyson Riggins, and Hudson Hooper.

Considering recent health concerns, the graveside service will replace a traditional church service. Those attending are urged to wear masks and practice social distancing.

Graveside service will be Friday, November 27, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in Pinecrest Cemetery with beloved pastor Donnie Jewell, and special nephew Bro. Alvin Rosson officiating.

Interment under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

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