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Lonnie Frank Carter

Mr. Lonnie Frank Carter, age 69, of Mena, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017 in Mena, Arkansas.

Lonnie was born on April 22, 1948 in Lamesa, Texas to Roger Earl Carter and Bertha Virginia Miles Carter.  He was married to Susan Love Carter for 17 years and proudly served his country in the United States Coast Guard.  Lonnie also worked as a police officer for the Mesquite Police Department.  Lonnie enjoyed being outdoors and going hunting, fishing and playing golf with family and friends. He also enjoyed reloading ammunition. Lonnie dearly loved his family and friends.  He was a loving and kind husband, father, stepfather, brother, grandfather and friend to all who knew him.

He is survived by wife, Susan Carter of Mena, Arkansas; son, Clinton Carter and wife Amanda of Mosley, Virginia; daughter, Tiffany Carter of Pearl, Mississippi; stepson, Carl Bishop of Centerton, Arkansas; stepdaughter, Laura Bishop of Maumelle, Arkansas; brother, Ronnie Carter and wife Cherry of Flower Mound, Texas; four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Paul Carter.

Mr. Carter was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

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