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Lonnie Odell Lance, 83,

Lonnie Odell Lance, age 83, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2017 in Mena, Arkansas. He was born on August 28, 1933 in Mena, Arkansas to James and Mary Lance.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Wanda, his parents, four brothers, William Lance, Charles Lance, Elmer Lance and Herbert Lance: two sisters, Nellie Lance and Mildred Lance and one daughter, Martha Bowser.

He is survived by his daughter Virginia Dilbeck of Horatio, Arkansas, his brother James Lance of Fort Smith, Arkansas, his grandchildren Bonnie (Chris) Rippe of Mena, Arkansas; Rene (Steven) Self of Mena, Arkansas; Melissa (Joe) McCann of Springdale, Arkansas; Michele (Jamie) Essman of Springdale, Arkansas; Chris Dilbeck (Melinda) of Hot Springs, Arkansas and Brian Baker of Springdale, Arkansas. He leaves behind sixteen great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and loved ones.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, May 1st, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Mt. Gilead Cemetery, Highway 8, 6 miles west of Mena, Arkansas.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400


  • Kim Jones Posted April 29, 2017 11:55 AM

    I will always remember Uncle Lonnie’s wonderful laugh and his sweet personality.

  • Lonnie z. lance Posted April 29, 2017 12:52 PM

    a mighty fine man .was more like a brother to us that knew him instead he was my uncle and he always set a good example for us young us . r.i.p. blessed to had you .

  • Roy and Rhonda Lance, Newellton, Louisiana. Posted April 29, 2017 2:47 PM

    Roy and I are so sorry. We will be praying for the family.

  • Michelle and Jaime Mcgee Posted April 29, 2017 9:02 PM

    Rene you and your family are in our prayers

  • Charles Lance Posted April 30, 2017 2:11 PM

    Best Uncle in the world

  • Tammie and Albert Jordan Posted April 30, 2017 5:56 PM

    It was a blessing to have known you.and now that you are a 👼 i know you will continue to watch over your love one.May you are gone on earth but never in the hearts of the ones that love you and. Has ever met you.

  • Joyce Tolleson Posted April 30, 2017 9:44 PM

    I loved you Uncle, will never forget you!

  • Lonnie z. lance Posted May 1, 2017 8:10 AM

    r.i.p. unc

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