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Valerie Crabtree

Valerie Crabtree, age 65 of Mena passed away Friday, September 17, 2021, in Mena, Arkansas.

She was born February 14, 1956, in Foreman, Arkansas to Henry Eagle Crabtree and Lillie Pearl Dixon Edwards. Valerie was very creative and loved to color. She also loved music and would perform using a fly swatter as a microphone. She was a very special person who was loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

Valerie is survived by her sister Ruth Newman; nieces and nephews Ruth Callaway, Brooke Hansen, K. C. Hansen, Alexander Hansen, Shane Weatherford, Tristan Hansen and a host of others. She is preceded in death by her parents, 4 brothers and 2 sisters.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Big Fork under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be general.

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