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Polk County Arkansas Obituaries - L

Surnames: Lancaster, Henry, Bates, Holcomb, McGowan
Viola B. Lancaster, age 80, of Mena died Thursday, June 25, 1998 at Rich Mountain Manor in Mena. She was born May 12, 1918 in Mt. Ida, Arkansas to the late James Clayton Bates and Mary Mollie Sheffield Bates. She was a homemaker and was of the Christian faith. Survivors include her daughter, Charlotte Henry; sister, Lois Bates; grandsons, Jared, Jason, and Juston Henry; granddaughters, Jana Holcomb and Rachelle McGowen; 7 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Lancaster was united in marriage to Mr. Charles Ward Lancaster on September 17, 1938 who preceded her in death in June of 1990. A private graveside service was held by the family June 26, 1998 at Cedar Creek Cemetery in Parks, Arkansas. Arrangements were under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
From the Mena Star - 2 Jul 1998

born 31 Oct. 1854, Shreveport, LA; died 30 Dec, 1941 at Pine Ridge, AR. Bur. Pine Ridge cemetery. Father: Rev. William LAWRENCE - Mother: Sarah Caroline Flanagan Spouse: 1. Bell Zora Grove. 2. Sarah Minerva Ferguson. (note: mother’s name added by a person after the card was filed in the Polk Co. Library, Was not in the original obit in newspaper.)
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