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LaDonna Lynn (Yarbrough) Allen, 64

LADONNA LYNN (YARBROUGH) ALLEN, 64, of Lonoke, a loving wife, mother, sister and “Nana” peacefully passed away on Christmas morning, December 25, 2018 – her favorite day of the year – after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

LaDonna was born on April 5, 1954 in Searcy to the late Charles and Hilda Yarbrough and graduated from Searcy High School. She was a people person and spent her life in childcare and sales.

LaDonna loved camping and being on the water, whether it was a pool, a lake, or the beach. She cherished holidays and birthdays, always focusing on making family and friends feel special.  Above all, she enjoyed spending time with her kids and grandkids. She was the best “Nana” anyone could ever imagine.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Phillip Allen. She is survived by her children, Rick Harvey (Jennifer), Ryan Harvey (Taye), Amanda Hall (Justin), Nathan Allen (Gina) and Candice Ahearn (Steven); 13 grandchildren; one sister, Renee Deaton; one brother, Keith Yarbrough and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street in Jacksonville with funeral services to follow at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock.

The family would like to extend a special heartfelt thanks to Dr. Sarah Harrington and the amazing staffs at UAMS and the Arkansas Hospice Ottenheimer Inpatient Center for exceptional care during LaDonna’s final days.


  • Ryan Harvey Posted December 27, 2018 6:19 PM

    You’re still here with us Mom.
    We love you and will see you again!

  • Donald Bakalekos and family Posted December 29, 2018 10:45 AM

    Good person! Sorry for family but know she is in Heaven.

  • Mike Bakalekos Jr. Posted December 29, 2018 6:42 PM

    Ladonna was always good to me and my family. I am sorry to learn of her passing, and I am sorry for her family’s loss.

  • Janet Carter Posted December 30, 2018 10:23 PM

    Ladonna was so much fun to work with. Her and I started the same day at Rainmaker Accessories many many years ago and she stayed with them all these years. We worked together many years and I was a witness to her tenaciousness. She was a fighter and never gave up. She was a wonderful woman, always happy and had the best wit. I never seen her in a bad mood, she was always positive. She was just an amazing person to be around. You will be greatly missed Ladonna, this world needs more people like you. Love you much Janet

  • William W. Carpenter Posted January 2, 2019 6:13 PM

    With deepest condolences for your loss and prayers for you and your family Candice during this very difficult time.
    The Carpenter Family and the Office of Soldiers’ MEB Counsel
    Fort Campbell, Kentucky

  • Buddy Herring Posted November 5, 2019 6:10 PM

    I knew LaDonna in college and we lost touch after school. I can honestly say that she was one of the sweetest people I ever met. I am so sorry for the family’s loss, but so happy that she brought so much happiness into your lives.

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