Bonnie Blackburn

Ms. Bonnie Blackburn, age 83, of Mena passed away Saturday, September 11, 2021, in Mena, Arkansas surrounded by family.

She was born on December 19, 1937, in Mena, Arkansas, to Charles E. Cogburn and Alcie Masters Cogburn. Bonnie had several occupations but spent the last several years of her career as an insurance secretary for Farm Bureau Insurance Company. Bonnie was a member of Southside Church of God. She enjoyed many hobbies with gardening being one of her favorite past times. Bonnie absolutely loved her friends and never forgot a special occasion to write them a card. She had a knack for making each and every friend who knew her feel special.

Bonnie is survived by sister-in-law, June Cogburn; nephews, Mike Rodgers and wife Debby, Tim Rodgers and wife Tammy, and Tommy Fowler, nieces; Charlotte Blair and husband Steven, Kathy Prenger and husband Norm, special cousin; Kathryn Thomas; 3 great nieces, 4 great nephews and a host of cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Alcie Cogburn; brother, Bobby Cogburn; sister, Charlene Rodgers; brother-in-law, Bob Rodgers.

Graveside service will be Monday, September 13, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at the Pinecrest Memorial Park with Brother Kenny Posey, Brother Billy Dunahoo, and Brother Jack Smith officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be general with visitation hours being Saturday, September 11th until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 12th from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Hooper, William Deramus, Tommy Fowler, Don Cearley and Ronnie Johnson.

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