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Linda LaRue Faulkner

Mrs. Linda LaRue Faulkner, age 83, entered eternal rest on April 4, 2024, in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Linda was born in Mena, Arkansas, on January 30, 1941. She was the oldest daughter of Jim Tom and Marie Goss Williams. She had one sister, Sharon Marie Gore. Linda graduated from Mena High School in 1959 and married her high school sweetheart, James Lewis “Jimmy” Faulkner, during her senior year. They celebrated sixty years of marriage two months prior to his passing. Linda was preceded in death by her parents, sister, husband, and daughter-in-law, Donna Faulkner.

Linda and Jimmy resided in Mena for many years where they raised their two sons, Bobby and Scott, and enjoyed many close friendships. Mena was always home; however, following their retirements in 1999, Jimmy and Linda relocated to Greenwood, Arkansas, to be closer to family. At that time, Linda moved her church membership from First Baptist in Mena to First Baptist in Greenwood.

During her retirement years, Linda enjoyed planning trips and traveling with her closest friends around the United States. Together they visited 48 states and made wonderful memories. In her early years, she enjoyed sewing and gardening. Later her favorite pastimes became reading, following family and friends on Facebook, and calling the hogs on gameday.

Linda dearly loved her family and friends. Left to cherish her memory are her two sons, Bob (Rhonda) Faulkner of Mena and Scott (Valerie) Faulkner of Fort Smith; two grandchildren, Joshua Faulkner of Naples, Florida, and Abby (Robert) Saviers of Fort Smith; two great-granddaughters, Dahlia Marie Faulkner and Sloane Katherine Saviers; along with many other family members and friends who loved her dearly.

Services for Mrs. Linda LaRue Faulkner will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at Beasley-Wood Chapel in Mena, Arkansas. Visitation will be held an hour prior to services. Interment will follow services at Pinecrest Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Kenny Abbott, Jack Faulkner, Joshua Faulkner, Robert Saviers, Shawn Walker, and Tod Gore.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial be made to:

Betty Wilkerson Senior Center; P.O. Box 1300 Greenwood, AR 72936 Attn: Lisa Moore, or to Arkansas Baptist Children & Family Ministries; 9701 W Markham St. Little Rock, AR 72205;

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