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William “Bill” G. Stokes

William “Bill” G. Stokes, age 80 of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2020 in Mena. Bill was born January 27, 1940 in Mena, Arkansas, to the late J.C. Stokes and the late Goldie Mae Sims Stokes. He served in the United States Airforce and worked for the Mena Street Department. Bill Dearly loved his family. He will be dearly missed by a host of friends and family.

He is survived by: Daughter, Angelia Martin and husband Lorne of Hatfield, AR; Grandchildren; Kenny Brock of Mena, AR and Skiliera Ward of Hatfield, AR; 9 Great Grandchildren; Sisters; Barbara Sue Gage and husband Eddie of Louisiana, and Charlotte Thacker and husband Jeffery of Mena, AR; Brothers; Dale Stokes of Hatfield, AR and Tommy Stokes and wife Barbara of Boles, AR; and a host of other family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents J. C. Stokes and Goldie Mae Stokes and his brother Donald Stokes.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Services are under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

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