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Faye Elder

Faye Elder, age 89, of Mena, Arkansas passed away March 17, 2021 at her home surrounded by her children. She was born to the late Andrew and Ozie McBride on April 2, 1931 in Mena, Arkansas.

Faye enjoyed raising chickens and cows. She loved working in her yard and flower beds. She was fond of birds and bird watching. Faye was known to cook pies and cakes for her family and all who knew her knew of her famous peanut butter cookies. She was fond of her beloved dog Tori. Above all, she absolutely loved her family and spending time with them. She will be missed dearly.

She is survived by her son, David Elder and wife Rebecca of Kendallville, Indiana; daughters, Cathie Duke of Mena, Arkansas, Becky Shrader and husband Brent of Mena, Arkansas, and Patsy Meadows and husband Jerry of Farmington, Arkansas; ten grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and extended family. Faye is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Johnny Elder; daughter, Debbie Smith; sisters, Dorabell Rogers, Ruby Reed, and Gladys Reed; son in laws, Joe Duke, and Ray Smith.

Graveside service will be Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in Rocky Cemetery with Nikki Schaefer and Jerry Meadows officiating.  Interment under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home.

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