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Roy Marvin Smallwood

Mr. Roy Marvin Smallwood, age 50, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022, in Mena, Arkansas. He was born August 19, 1971, in Springfield, Oregon, to the late Roy Lee Smallwood and Margie Catherine Dugan Smallwood.

Roy was a self-employed man by profession, working a variety of different fields. Mr. Smallwood was known for being a hard worker. He loved watching football; however, he was an avid fan of the Atlanta Falcons. He faithfully attended church at the Covenant of Life in Mena, Arkansas.

Roy is preceded in death by his father, Roy Lee Smallwood; aunts, Bonnie Long and Trudy West; and by his maternal grandparents, Harley Dugan and Elizabeth Dugan.

He is survived by his mother, Margie Catherine Dugan Smallwood; brother, James Lee Smallwood; sister, Elizabeth Cassell; uncle, Chester Dugan; nieces, LaTonya Brumbelow and Candice Creekmore; cousins, Diane and Linda; special friends, Latecia Glover, Roy Sanders and Kristal Kidwell; as well as a host of other great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

Graveside services for Mr. Smallwood will be held at Brushy Cemetery in Oden, Arkansas, Friday, January 14, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. Brother William Bowen will be officiating under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

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