Obituary- Jimmy Neal Mize (1948-2020)


Jimmy Neal Mize of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life, Sunday, May 17, 2020, in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family. Jimmy was born August 22, 1948, in Monette, Arkansas to Arthur and Edith Mize. He was 71 years old.

Jimmy enjoyed fishing and working in his garden. Jimmy was very happy when he had the opportunity to cook for his kids. His greatest love was spending time with his family. He looked forward to making precious memories to last forever.

Jimmy leaves behind to cherish his memory, his chldren: Cindy Lash of Fordyce, Arkansas, Beverly Byford of Waldron, Arkansas, Christina Fairless of Mena, Arkansas, Lisa Buckingham of Plainville, Connecticut and Kenneth Wesley Mize of Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Papa will forever remain in the hearts of 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Jimmy is also survived by two sisters, Jean Starr and Mildred Hopper both of Mena, Arkansas and one brother Johnny Mize of Waldron, Arkansas. Jimmy will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a large extended family of nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Edith Mize, and nine siblings.

Jimmy’s memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 21, 2020, at Walnut Grove Cemetery.

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Tammy Moore Teague

Tammy Moore 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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