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Samanthia Evans

Samanthia Leda Evans, age 77, of Mena, Arkansas was called home by the Lord Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at her home surrounded by family. She was born on Tuesday, September 28, 1943 to Willie Anglin and Bonnie Lennis Little Anglin in Page, Oklahoma.

Samanthia was a very caring and loving lady with a generous heart. She liked to donate to those in need and help others whenever she could. Samanthia loved the Lord and she loved her family. She enjoyed driving up on Rich Mountain and taking pictures of God’s creations. Samanthia had a passion for photography and nature. Among her many photos you could find those of birds, various wildlife, and still shots of nature in general. Before retiring Samanthia was a Registered Nurse. During her nursing career, she worked in nursing homes, hospitals, and home health as well. Many people still brag on her nursing skills and the fact that she took pride in taking great care of her patients. Before nursing Samanthia worked at Cowdens where she made many friends. She enjoyed listening to bluegrass, old style country music, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Fats Domino and Elvis. Samanthia was a very musical lady and had the talent of being able to play the piano and the guitar by ear. Many in her family are self taught musicians. Her hobbies included quilting, embroidery, music, puzzles studying the ancestry of our family and when she was younger she like to hunt and fish. She was an excellent basketball player in high school and was a guard. Samanthia was proud of all of her nieces, nephews and family. She loved them with all her heart. She was a loving mother, sister, aunt and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ramey “Junior” Evans; her parents, Willie and Bonnie Anglin; three brothers, Martin Anglin, Benny Anglin, and Marvin Lee Anglin; one sister, Evelyn Lynn Joplin; many dear family members and friends; and recently one niece Tisha Anglin.

Samanthia is survived by two daughters, Tammy Jones and Todd Flinchum of Florissant, Missouri and Cindy Kinkade and husband Scott of Mena; two brothers, Frosty Anglin and wife Beverly of Mena and Landon Anglin of Mena; four sisters, Francis Turner of Cove, Arkansas, Barbara Powell and husband Douglas of Oden, Arkansas, Debbie Jackson and husband Mike of Rich Mountain Arkansas, and Bonnie Barton of Greers Ferry, Arkansas; several nephews and nieces and a host of other relatives and friends.

Samanthia didn’t want any services in this time of Covid. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas. She will be placed at Pine Crest Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Polk County Developmental Center (PCDC), P.O. Box 926 201 South Morrow in Mena, AR 71953 in memory of Samanthia Evans.

All the love, prayers, and help from family and friends is so appreciated.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

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