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Lenora Gage Bain

Lenora Gage Bain, age 91 of Malvern, died Monday evening, January 16, 2017 at Encore Health and Rehab.  She was born in Leola, Arkansas on March 16, 1925 to the late Thomas Butler and Mabel Dial Butler.  Reared and educated in Leola, she had been a resident of Malvern 20 years.  A homemaker for most of her life, she had worked for the May Company in California, and also at American Metal Window Company.  She was the widow of the late Ira Gage and the late James Lowell Reeves.  For many years, she attended Leola Baptist Church, but most recently she enjoyed the fellowship at South Main Missionary Baptist Church.  She was a doting mother and loved to sing.

She is survived by her husband, E. E. “Ed” Bain of Malvern; four sons, Joe Gage (Mary) of Malvern, Don Gage (Donna) of Lono, Duffie Gage (Cindy) of Malvern,  and Chuck Gage of Malvern; three daughters, Doris Maupin (Vernon) of Malvern, Kay Richey of Paragould, and Ruby Stewart of Malvern; two brothers, Al Butler  of California, and Don Butler of Washington; 25 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.

Lenora was also preceded in death by two daughters, Eula and Opal, by three sons, Jim Gage, Bill Gage, and Gary Bain; a grandson, Kevin Walters, and by nine siblings.

A visitation will be from six until eight o’clock Thursday evening, January 19, 2017 at the J. A. Funk Funeral Home.

Her funeral will be at ten o’clock Friday morning, January 20, 2017 at South Main Missionary Baptist Church with Brothers David Richey and Bart Herrington officiating.  Interment will follow in Lono Cemetery.

Memorials are requested to the Lono Cemetery Association, or South Main Missionary Baptist Church.

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