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Evander Bissell Putman

Evander Bissell “E.B.” “Boots” Putman, age 93 of Mena, passed away peacefully at his home on Jan. 21, 2024. He was born Nov. 10, 1930, to Fred and Mary Putman in Mena, and was united in marriage to Dorothy Smith Putman.

Boots served in the Army National Guard as a radio operator. He was a cabinet maker, carpenter and machinist by trade and had a variety of hobbies, including gardening, bee keeping, running his still (until someone stole it), and playing the fiddle, many of which he hand carved.

Mr. Putman’s caregiver was his son Wayne, who also honored his father’s last wishes.

He was laid to rest at Rocky Cemetery by family and friends: Wayne Putman, Michael Putman, Faron Putman, Dan Quinn, Jeff Renfro, Duke Ward.

Special thanks to the people at hospice.

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