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Reba Faye McMellon Stanfield

Reba Faye McMellon Stanfield, age 67, of Mena, died Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the Mena Regional Health System.  She was born on Monday, July 11, 1949 to Everette William and Emma Shelton Martin in Mena, Arkansas.

Reba was a Christian homemaker who loved life and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved cooking at holidays, and everyone loved her pancakes and chocolate gravy. Reba could play the piano by ear and enjoyed playing and listening to Gospel, Blue Grass and Country Western music. She liked listening to music live and always enjoyed going to Turkey Track and going dancing. Reba was a loving companion, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, James Embrey; her first husband, James Darrel McMellon; her loving companion of 14 years, Willard Hooper; and one sister, Helen Steinbock.

Reba is survived by her two sons, Cecil McMellon and companion, Misty Martin of Mena, and Archie McMellon of Mena; two daughters, Mina Anderle and husband, Ron of Mena, and Cindy Hill and companion, Greg Tarkinton of Mena; four grandchildren, Zachary Anderle, Cooper Anderle, Shiloh Taylor, and Adileigh McMellon all of Mena, Arkansas; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Ron Tilley and Brother Mark Lyle officiating with interment following at Concord Cemetery in Ink. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 12, 2017 from 6-8 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena.

Pallbearers will be Joe Bowling, Raymond Falls, Doug Nursery, Roger Howard, Charlie Escobar, and Roy Harris.

Honorary Pallbearers will be the Gang at the corner, Senior Center, American Legion, and all those that touched Reba and her family’s lives.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Acorn High School Music Program at 143 Polk Rd 96, Mena, AR 71953.

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