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Wanda McBride Jones

Wanda McBride Jones, age 81 of Mena, Arkansas went to be with her Lord on Monday, May 15, 2017 in Mena.

Wanda was born in Big Cedar, Oklahoma on May 19, 1935 to George McBride and Annie Peters McBride. She married Glen Jones on July 5, 1952, and was a loving and faithful homemaker. Early years she went to work at Renova Shirt Factory. In 1977 she began to work at Polk County Memorial Hospital and retired in 2008.  First and foremost Wanda loved God and her family.  She was a dedicated mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and friend to all who knew her. She will be dearly missed.

She is survived by daughters, Glenda Lunsford and husband Benny of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Kathy Smallwood and husband Darrell of Mena, Arkansas, Tonja Boyd and husband Dewayne of Corpus Cristi, Texas; grandchildren, Derreck Smallwood, Keisha Burden, Ty Jones, Jaccey and Wyatt Boyd, Bridgett Lunsford and Tasha Smith; eight great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Annie McBride, husband, Glen Jones, brother, Leon McBride, sister, Lucille Foster, son, Dennis Jones and a grandson Dennis Kirk.

Funeral service will be Friday, May 19, 2017, 2:00 p.m. at First Freewill Baptist Church in Mena with Brother Donnie Jewell and Brother Tim Harper officiating.  Interment will follow in the Big Cedar Cemetery in Big Cedar, Oklahoma under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Family and friends visitation will be Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Beasley Wood from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Peters, Dewayne Boyd, Roger Davis, Jeremy Smith, Kolbe Smith, and Ty Jones.

Honorary pallbearers are Darrell Wright, Darrell Smallwood, Benny Lunsford, Derreck Smallwood, Wyatt Boyd, and Kyle Smith.

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