Ellarene Lunsford Obituary

Ellarene Lunsford, age 93, of Mena, Arkansas died Monday, December 20, 2021 at The Green House Cottages of Homewood in Mena. She was born on Thursday, March 8, 1928 to Samuel Slater and Mary (Wagner) Slater in Waldron, Arkansas.

Ellarene was a lady of Faith. She attended the Church of God in Mena. Ellarene liked to keep a positive outlook on life and had a great sense of humor. She was a hard worker. Ellarene worked at a shirt and pant factory as well as US Motors before purchasing a farm with her husband where she then made her living as a poultry and livestock farmer. Ellarene loved to spend time with her family. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren brought her so much joy. Ellarene loved children so much that she even volunteered as a Foster Grandparent for the local Elementary children. In her free time she enjoyed playing bingo and traveling Arkansas. One of her favorite places to go was Branson. Ellarene was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, sister, and a friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband Wayne Lunsford; six brothers, Arthur Slater, Bud Slater, Raymond Slater, Charlie Slater, Cliff Slater, Roy Slater, and two infant brothers; her sister Mildred Lamarr and two infant sisters.

Ellarene is survived by; two daughters and son in laws, Norma Lott and husband Johnny of Mena and June Wiles and husband Dean of Mena; six grandchildren, Clint Wiles, Clay Wiles, Chris Wiles, Justin Pearce, Jessica Pearce, and Jackson Lott; seven great grandchildren, Kyntlie, Jake, Hayden, Rylee, Case, Owen and Colt; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Lamb Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Pallbearers are Clint Wiles, Clay Wiles, Chris Wiles, Justin Pearce, Jake Wiles, Case Wiles, Hayden Wiles and Jackson Lott.

Honorary Pallbearers are Dean Wiles, Johnny Lott and Ronnie Falls.

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12-20-21 1:10 p.m. KAWX.ORG

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