Mattie Nolen

March 23, 1951 ~ November 12, 2020 (age 69)


Mrs. Mattie Nolen, 69 of Malvern, Arkansas transitioned from Labor to Reward on Thursday, November 12th, 2020. Mattie Nolen was born March 23, 1951 in Arkadelphia, Arkansas to the late Charlie & Corrine Jones.

Mattie graduated from Malvern High School. She later received a certificate of completion in Interior Decoration from Ouachita Vocational Technical School, a certificate of completion as a Certified Nursing Assistant and graduated from ABC Barber College as a licensed barber.

Mattie accepted Christ at an early age and was a faithful member of Deliverance Temple Institute. She was a member of Women of Purpose, loved the Lord, and had a strong affection for studying the bible. Mattie’s favorite pass time was shopping and she had a servant’s heart. She would give her time and resources to the elderly, young mothers and others.  

Mattie worked for Hot Spring County Memorial Hospital. She was also the owner of Spic N Span Janitorial Services for several years and a Barber. Mattie retired from the Malvern School District in 2017.

Mattie  was preceded in the death by: Husband Cortez Nolen; Parents Charlie and Corrine Jones; Brother: John Jones.

Mattie leaves to cherish her memories: Three daughters Jwan Baughn of Malvern, Arkansas, Sonya Baughn Johnson of Little Rock, Arkansas, Virginia Baughn of Washington, DC and one son Theodore Baughn (Courtney) of Mayflower, Arkansas. Grandchildren: Kinnedy Elyse Johnson, Maddison Yasmin Johnson, Justice Johnson, Mya Baughn, Ava Baughn, Halle Baughn. One sister Laura Gulley and one brother McNeil (Francine) Jones of Malvern, Arkansas. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, church family and friends.

Reserve Seating; Lawn Chairs Welcome.

In lieu of flowers the family is asking that you please make donations to The Mattie Baughn Act of Love Scholarship. Online Donations in the memory of Mattie Baughn:

To donate with a check:

Checks should be made out to the UAPTC Foundation (include Mattie Baughn’s name in the memo field on the check).
Mail them to:

UAPTC Foundation
Attn: Michele Grainger, Finance Manager
3000 West Scenic Dr.
North Little Rock, AR 72118


If Roses Grow in Heaven

If roses grow in heaven,
Lord please pick a bunch for me,
Place them in my Mother’s arms
and tell her they’re from me.

Tell her I love her and miss her,
and when she turns to smile,
place a kiss upon her cheek
and hold her for a while.

Because remembering her is easy,
I do it every day,
but there’s an ache within my heart
that will never go away.

Dolores M. Garcia




The Nolen Family has chosen to be 

under the Professional Auspices of

Samuel L. Vance & Sons Funeral Directors

"The Epitome of Service"


Preferred Florist: Wow Wallace Flowers & Gifts 




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Visitation ( Walk Through) Mask Required
November 20, 2020

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
The Savannah Wright Johnson Memorial Chapel
413 West Page Avenue
Malvern, AR 72104

Funeral Service
November 21, 2020

11:00 AM
Bank OZK Stage
Malvern, AR 72104

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