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Margaret Tawana Woods

Ms. Margaret Tawana Woods, age 81, passed away Monday, July 17, 2023, in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was born December 12, 1941, in Mena, Arkansas, to the late Claude Franklin Woods and Effie (Sikes) Woods.

Ms. Woods was the owner and operator of The Gazebo café, gift and ice cream shop in Mena for 25 years. She loved attending garage sales, auctions and flea markets.

Margaret is preceded in death by the father of her child; Jimmy Varner; parents, Claude and Effie Woods; sisters, Mary Jo Solomon, Delois Brown, Betty Sue Holliday, and Lonnie June Sanders.

She is survived by her daughter, Tammy Woods; grandson, Evan Claude Woods; nieces, Tawana Gilbert and husband David, Barbara Tabor and husband Ron, Glenda Keener, and Michelle Baker; nephew, Ricky Joe Holliday and wife Sarah; and special friends, Freddie Newbolt and Sarah Curry.

Services for Ms. Woods will be held Thursday, July 20, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., at the Board Camp Cemetery in Board Camp, Arkansas. Brother Donnie Jewell will be officiating under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. General visitation will be held at Beasley-Wood Funeral Home from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 19, 2023.

Pallbearers are Ricky Joe Holliday, David Gilbert, Kevin Spurgin, and Rodney Brown.

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