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Monnie Marie Horton

Horton-1Monnie Marie Horton, age 89, of Mena passed away Monday, August 03, 2015 in Mena.

She was born on October 30, 1925 in Hatfield, Arkansas and was the daughter of the late Wesley Hendrix and the late Ozella Harrison Hendrix.  She was a devoted wife of 70 years to the late Argus “Choc” Horton and was a leather worker by trade but loyal servant to her church, and community. Mrs. Horton was a past President of American Legion Auxillary, DAV Auxilary, VFW Auxillary and was the longest serving member of the First Baptist Church in Mena. Monnie was also one of the founding members of Shady Grove/Rocky Rural Volunteer Fire Department. She was devout in her Christian faith and committed to her walk with Christ, and would do anything for her kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids. She loved to travel and believed in the value of education. Monnie was a loving and kind wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and a friend to all who knew her.   She will be missed dearly.

She is survived by her son, Randy Horton and wife Becky of Mena, Arkansas; grandchildren, Randall Horton and wife Sarah of Mena, Arkansas and Rachael Hopper and husband Linden of Mena, Arkansas; great-grandchildren, Ruby Hopper, Bella Horton, Remington Hopper, Layla Horton, and Dustin Choc Horton; special nieces, Mildred McLain of Mena, Arkansas and Vicki Agee of Mena, Arkansas; and nephew, Franklin Nunnelee of Bella Vista, Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Choc Horton; her parents, Wesley and Ozella Hendrix; and son, Jerry Horton.

Funeral services will be Friday, August 7, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Mena with Brother Steve Ellison officiating. Interment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Family and friends visitation will be Thursday, August 6, 2015 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Pallbearers will be Randy Horton, Randall Horton, Linden Hopper, Eddie Terrell, Terry Terrell, Brian Hilton, Mike Rostollan and Billy Sterner. Honorary pallbearer will be Lee Gandy.

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