Obituary- Ethel Wanona (Slater) Wagner (1935 – 2020)

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Ethel W. (Slater) Wagner, better known as Nona, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Monday, November 23, 2020, in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Nona was born December 22, 1935, in Reedley, California to Okey May and Cora (King) May. Nona was 84 years old.

Nona was a faithful member of Waldron Pentecostal Church of God. She was a living testament of a Godly woman. She believed and she lived her daily walk with God. Nona was well known within the church for the best peanut butter and jelly sandwiches around. She really enjoyed going to Judy’s Drive In to eat. She loved to cook and bake and be surrounded by family and friends to enjoy it with.

Nona leaves behind to cherish her memory, one daughter, Janice Isham and one grandson, Jon Isham and wife Myka and two great grandchildren, Brandon Byford and Alexis Bostic all of Waldron, Arkansas. Nona will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives she impacted including a host of extended family, friends, neighbors and brothers and sisters in Christ that she loved dearly. A special thanks to Kathy Powell for always loving my mom.

Nona was preceded in death by her husband William Slater, husband James Wagner and her siblings, Okaline Bottoms, Katy Hudgins, Betty Clinkenbeard and Wando May.

Nona’s life celebration will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 28, 2020, at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Rickey Hunt and Rev. Konnor McKay officiating. Interment will follow in the Lamb Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Nona’s pallbearers will be Travis May, James (Stu) Stewart, Mike Woods, Brad Evans, Cory Peel and David Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Powell and Mike Gibbs.

Nona’s visitation will be Friday, November 27, 2020, from 4;00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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