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Judy Kaye Cannon

Judy Kaye Cannon age 73 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, May 17, 2019 at the Mena Regional Health System.

She was born on July 26, 1945 to the late Owen and Helen Philpot of Mena, Arkansas.

Judy always wanted to be a nurse. In the process of fulfilling her dream, she provided comfort and care to hundreds of people in her 45-year career. Judy also spent several years teaching Advanced Cardiac Life Support to the staff of Mena Regional Hospital and the ambulance staff of the area, along with working in the Emergency Room.  It was an emotional and difficult profession, but she loved it.

She also loved the Lord, family and especially movies and Gospel music by Elvis Presley!

Judy is survived by daughter, Stephanee Brown and husband Rick; sisters:  Mary Ryals and husband Leon, Nell Langston and husband Carlos, and Dell Willhite; grandsons:  Rob Wallis, Rayden Laird, Grant, and Andrew Laird; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Owen and Helen Philpot; grandparents, Amos and Grace Egger  and Walter and Anna Philpot; and a brother Jim Philpot.

A gathering of family and friends will be Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

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