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Marion Lee Thomas of Mena passed away on Sunday, January 8th at the age of 73.

He was born on April 12, 1949 in DeQueen, AR. He grew up in Cove, AR and graduated from high school there in 1967.

Marion was preceded in death by parents, Alfred Lee Thomas and Virgie Hayes Thomas. He is survived by three sons, Don of Hot Springs, David and his wife Sarah of Troutville, VA and Daryl of Hatfield, four sisters Dixie Jean Dohrn of Rogers, Candace Casey of Mena, Anita Thomas of Salpulpa, OK, Rose Fairless of Mena, and one brother, Tom Bennett Thomas of Reno, NV. He is also survived by four grandsons, two granddaughters and many nieces and nephews.

Marion worked as a heavy machinery operator, working on construction sites all over the country, and was particularly skilled at operating a Road Grader. He was also very proud to have worked in the Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Services in Cove, AR. Marion most enjoyed offering a helping hand to friends and family or sharing stories over a cup of coffee.

Graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 14th at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove, Arkansas with visitation on Friday, January 13th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Beasley Wood Funeral Home in Mena.

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