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Gearld Newton Land, Sr.

Gearld-Land-1Gearld Newton Land, Sr., age 77, of Cove, Arkansas passed away Friday, October 9, 2015 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas.

He was born June 16, 1938 to the late Hugh L. Land and Myrtle Voss Land in America, Oklahoma.  He was happily married to Mary Boyd Land for the past 60 years.  He was a logger and an avid hunter and fisherman and will be dearly missed by all.

He is survived by wife, Mary Land of Cove, Arkansas; daughters, Jane Dunagan and husband Jerry of Cove, Arkansas, Joyce Hopper and husband Danny of Cove, Arkansas, Lesia Parker and husband Ora of Cove, Arkansas; sons, Gearld Land, Jr. and wife Nena of Mena, Arkansas, Vergil Land and wife Tammy of Cove, Arkansas; brother, James Austin Land of Ardmore, Oklahoma; sister, Judy Williford and husband Wesley of Grove, Oklahoma;

twelve grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and a host of family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral Services will be Monday, October 12, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home Chapel in Mena with Brother Todd Webb officiating.  Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hatfield Arkansas.

Visitation will be Sunday, October 11, 2015 at Beasley-Wood Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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