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Larry Lee Cearley

Larry Lee Cearley, age 72, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, November 3, 2020 in Mena. He was born to R.C. Cearley and Emio (Standridge) Cearley on April 20, 1948 in Mena, Arkansas.

Larry served our country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He worked for the city road department as Foreman for many years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Larry was also a member of the VFW and Elks Lodge.  He loved the Lord and was a member of the Southside Church of God.

He is survived by his son, Matthew Dean Cearley and wife Gale; step-son, Michael Putman; daughter, Lena Pinkerton and husband James; step-daughter, Jennifer Vaught; grandchildren, Eric and Troy Cearley, Benjamin, Jaxen, Hannah and Hazel Pinkerton; step-grandchildren, Clayton, Weston and Landon Vaught; great grandchildren, Dean Wayne Cearley and Alexandria Noel Cearley; brothers, Jimmy Ray Cearley, Donald Cearley and Sam Cearley; sister, Debbie Posey and special friend Barbie Wilcox. He is preceded in death by his parents and step-grandson, Nathan Michael Putman.

Funeral service will be Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Southside Church of God with Brother Kenny Posey officiating. Interment will follow at Rock Springs Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be James Cearley, John Cearley, Jeremy Don Cearley, Jay Cearley, Luke Cearley, Jason Posey, Josh Posey and Jerrod Posey. Honorary pallbearers are Dean Wiles and Troy Harris.

Visitation is general. Online obituary at

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