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Lillie Marilyn Maxwell

Mrs. Lillie Marilyn Maxwell, age 77 of Mena, Ark., passed away Monday, October 12, 2020 in Little Rock, Ark.

Marilyn was born on March 27, 1943 in Mena, Ark. to the late Velda Holmes and the late Lela Lunsford Holmes. She was married for 57 years to her husband Donald Ray Maxwell.

Marilyn worked for U.S. Motors for 27 years. She was a member of Concord Baptist Church in Ink and served as the secretary of the Cemetery Board for many years.

Marilyn loved to get on the tractor and do farm work. She loved to travel and talk on the phone with her friends, especially, with Norma and Janet. But above all she loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband Donald Ray Maxwell; sons David Ray Maxwell and wife Wendy and Scott Holmes Maxwell and wife DeDe; grandchildren Dillon Maxwell, Rylee Maxwell, Cooper Maxwell and Molly Maxwell; and a host of relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents. Mrs. Maxwell service took place Saturday, October 17, 2020 at the Beasley Wood Funeral Home Chapel in Mena at 10 A.M. with David Maxwell officiating. Internment followed at Concord Cemetery.  Visitation was held Friday, October 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel in Mena.

Dillon Maxwell, Rylee Maxwell, Cooper Maxwell, Jerry Hansbrough, Danny Hansbrough and Donald Cearley served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Chris Dilbeck, Larry Oglesby, Chris Oglesby and Rusty Oglesby.

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