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Frances Pauline Curry

Frances Pauline Curry, passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2022, in Mena, Arkansas.

Frances was born June 4, 1933, to Hamp Wolfenbarger and Melinda (Dugan) Wolfenbarger in Washburn, Tennessee. She was one out of fourteen siblings. She was a homemaker for most of her life and being surrounded by friends and family was her greatest joy in life. She enjoyed cooking and baking for her friends, family, and church members. She was also known for making pies during the tornado of 2009, making the best Christmas candy, gardening, dancing, and listening to country music.

Frances met her loving husband of 62 years on May 25, 1947. He had just gotten home from World War 2, and she knew right away he was the love of her life. They got married four months later on September 2, 1947.

Frances is survived by; one son, Dewayne Curry; eight grandkids, Amy Harrison, Ashley Chumley, Miranda Caldwell, Michael Tarkinton, Greg Tarkinton, Melissa Tarkinton, Amanda Tolbert, and Patrick Curry; twenty-three great-grand kids; thirteen great-great-grandkids; her dog, Dixie; her caregiver, Autumn Chumley; and her special friends, Glenda Holiday, Danny, Patrick, Debbie, the late Eugene, and Debbie May.

She is preceded in death by; her loving husband of 62 years, Carl P. Curry; two sons, Jimmy C. Curry and Freddy L. Curry; daughter, Linda C. Curry; granddaughter, Sonya Myers; and her grandson, Tony Curry.

The funeral service will be held 2:00 pm on Friday, December 9, 2022, at Beasley Wood Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow to Pinecrest cemetery in Mena, Arkansas. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2022, from 6:00-8:00.

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