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Nora Jean Gordon

Nora Jean Gordon, 76, of Hatfield, Arkansas died January 27, 2021 in Mena, Arkansas. She was born on March 20, 1944 to the late Clarence Dean and Stella Hanley.

Jean, better known as Nana, had a heart of gold. She was a faithful Christian who lived by faith and God’s wisdom. She was never self-serving but rather lived to serve others.

Nana was adventurous and loved telling stories about her family. There was never a shortage in her love for others or her contagious laughter, nor her opinions or crazy puns. To know her was to be loved. She will be deeply missed. Her family finds comfort and peace knowing she is at home with Jesus and her beloved son Harold.

She is survived by her husband, John Gordon of Hatfield, Arkansas; son, Allen Loving of Hatfield, Arkansas; daughters, Renee Veal of Mena, Arkansas and Paige Self of Hatfield, Arkansas; grandchildren, Lucas Loving of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Tatum Veal of Hatfield, Arkansas, Torri Veal of Mena, Arkansas, Nicholas Loving of Russellville, Arkansas, Dillon Loving of Wickes, Arkansas, Aaden Self of Hatfield, Arkansas, Hailey Bresman of Mena, Arkansas, and Maci Rhodes of Mena, Arkansas; 8 greatgrandchildren; sisters, Doris Gist of Norman, Oklahoma, Pat Sanford of Wright City, Oklahoma, and Lois Ruffin of Hatfield, Arkansas; sisters in laws, Sheryl Barnes and Connie James; stepdaughter, Serena Bresman of Hatfield, Arkansas.

Nora is preceded in death by her parents; son, Harold Loving; brother, Clarence Dean “Bud’ Hanley; sister, Margie Black; brothers in law, Fred Black, Jerry Sanford, Troy Ruffin, and Jake Gordon.

Nora was sent for cremation under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

A private family memorial will be held on February 7, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Mountain View Methodist Church in Mena followed by a private graveside at Six Mile Cemetery in Hatfield, Arkansas.

Flowers for the service can be delivered to 167 Hwy 246 West in Hatfield or donations can be made to Mtn View Methodist Church at 1711 Sutherland Ave in Mena.

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