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Rachel Louise Howard

Rachel Louise Howard age 80 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday, May 27, 2019 in Mena.

She was born on April 19, 1939 in Brownstown, Arkansas to the late Earl Jones and the late Imogene Gladys Hall Jones.  Rachel had a beautiful soul and was loving person.  She enjoyed “junkin” as she was a collector of anything and everything.  Rachel also liked to relax by sitting in the sunshine and was a talented seamstress. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to all who knew her.

She is survived by her son Johnny Walter Brock; daughters:  Edith McCloud, Kathy Richie, Deanna Bullard, and Debra Howell; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Rachel was preceded in death by her parents; a son Kenneth Lewis Brock; daughter Joyce Faye Brock, five brothers and four sisters.

Graveside service was Monday, June 3, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Witherspoon Cemetery with Brother Donnie Jewell officiating.  Service under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

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