Claudene Elizabeth Embry Obituary

Mrs. Claudene Elizabeth Embry, age 78, of Mena, Arkansas, passed from this life on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. She was born on December 27, 1943, in Shady, Arkansas, the daughter of Claude and Lena (Caudel) Lewis.

Claudene was a Christian and a member of First Freewill Baptist Church in Mena. She was a Registered Nurse by profession and loved to quilt and enjoyed pretty flowers. She will be dearly missed.

Claudene is survived by her husband, Fred Embry; son, Shane Embry; daughter, Denise Vines; grandchildren, Ashley Slater, Aaron Embry, and Cole Embry; and great grandson, Caden Slater. She was preceded in death by her sister, Jolyne Lewis; and her brother, Dennis Lewis.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 23, 2022, at First Freewill Baptist Church in Mena with Brother Donnie Jewell officiating. Interment will follow at Cherry Hill Cemetery under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be general.

Pallbearers are Terry Davis, Michael Hoover, Wendal Henry, Gary Threlkill, Dustin Beck, Wendal Davis, and Mike Shogren. Honorary pallbearers are Robert “Bob” Turner and David Alan.

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5-19-22 4:01 p.m. KAWX.ORG