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Evelyn Carol Hackney

Evelyn Carol Hackney, age 73, of Mena, Arkansas, died on Thursday, December 28, 2023, at the Montgomery County Nursing Home in Mt. Ida, Arkansas. She was born on Saturday, May 20, 1950, to Hence and Opal Lawrence Stinson in Mena, Arkansas.

Evelyn was a lively spirit who was always a lot of fun. She was a strong woman and lived life her way. But, she was an incredibly loving person, always caring for all those around her. Evelyn had a bubbly personality and could always be counted on to provide a smile. She was very protective of her family and loved them with all her heart. Evelyn was a Christian woman who attended the Feed My Sheep Church in Mena for many years.

Her late husband, Phillip, was a long-haul truck driver and they were able to see all the lower 48 states together. She enjoyed listening to old Country music like Conway Twitty and George Jones. Evelyn also was very talented at crocheting things for all her family and friends. In her free time, she really loved to go camping and fishing, and generally just loved spending time outdoors in the Ouachita Mountains. Evelyn was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

A special thank you to all the staff at the Montgomery County Nursing Home that took such good care of Evelyn.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and her loving husband, Phillip Hackney; three brothers, Roger Stinson, Martin Stinson and Dennis Stinson; and two sisters, Audrey Stinson and Phoebe Stinson.

Evelyn is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Tim and Jennifer Stinson of Amity, Brian and Kelly Coleman of Charleston, South Carolina, Brad and Lisa Coleman of Harrah, Oklahoma; one brother, Kevin Stinson; one sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Archie McDaniel of Broken Bow; sister-in-law, Linda Stinson of Mt. Ida; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2023, at 2:00 PM at the Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.

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