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Geraldine Elizabeth Lewis

Geraldine Elizabeth Lewis passed away Monday, January 30, 2023, at the age of 87. She was born December 16, 1935, in Amarillo, Texas, to Henry Columbus Yeager and Ranie L. Lillie Yeager.

Geraldine most recently resided in Austin, Arkansas. She lived in Oden and worked in the Mount Ida glove factory for many years. After moving to Mena, she worked as a CNA at the local hospital and nursing homes. 

She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Jerry “Jack” Lewis, her parents; her 2 brothers, Clifford Yeager and Leonard Yeager; 2 sisters, Cora Elen Hickman and Ruby Lee Moore all of California.

She is survived by 2 sons, Joseph Lewis (Mary) and Elzie Lewis (Becky); 4 grandchildren, Jennifer Halpain (Chris), Adam Lewis (Michelle), Brandi Harbour (Bryan) and Cari Overstreet (David); and 7 great-grandchildren Scarlett and Jacob Lewis, Jackson and Jeremiah Halpain, Ever Harbour, Samantha Watts and Kayla Parker.

Funeral services will be Saturday, February 4, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at the Beasley Wood Chapel with Brother Donnie Jewell officiating. Interment follows in Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be at 1:00 p.m. prior to service. 

Pallbearers will be Joe Lewis, Elzie Lewis, Chris Halpain, Bryan Harbour, David Overstreet, Jackson Halpain and Jeremiah Halpain. Honorary pallbearers are Adam Lewis and Jacob Lewis.

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