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Loretta Mae Isom

Mrs. Loretta Mae Isom, age 86, passed away, Saturday, November 13, 2021, in Mena, Arkansas. She was born June 9, 1935, in Vandervoort, Arkansas, to the late Vessie Arvel and Mandy Pauline Cooper Ralls.

Mrs. Isom was a factory worker by profession and was an avid seamstress who enjoyed quilting and sewing. Loretta loved cooking for her family and was known to be very altruistic and was always doing for others.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Vessie Arvel and Mandy Pauline Cooper Ralls; her husband, Everett Isom; 3 brothers, Waymon Ralls, J.D Ralls, and James Arvell Ralls; and by her sister, Sandra Batoon.

Mrs. Isom is survived by her children, Linda Ashcraft, and husband Rick of Cove, Arkansas, Sue Rogers and husband Bruce of Irving, Texas; grandchildren, Jason Rogers and wife Rhonda, Serenda Rogers, and Matthew Rogers; several nieces and nephews; great-grandchild, Freddy Rogers of Grand Prairie, Texas; sisters-in-law, Evaughn Ralls, and Jennie Ralls.

Services for Mrs. Isom will be held, Friday, November 19, 2021, at Beasley-Wood Chapel at 2:00 p.m., with Brother Nathan Sherer and Brother Mark Lyle officiating. Interment will follow at Nunley Cemetery, under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Visitation is general.

Pallbearers are Steve Phillips, Buddy Hooper, David Yandell, Jerry Ralls, Tommy Callahan and George Menezes

Honorary Pallbearers are Bill Wells and John Aguirre.

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