Obituaries

Jo N. Titsworth Obituary

Jo N. Titsworth age 85, of Brookeland, Texas formerly of Mena passed away Sunday, October 21, 2018 in Texas.

Jo was born on January 23, 1933 in Carthage, Texas to the late Bennie D. Boyd and the late Zona Boyd. She enjoyed fishing and hunting with family and friends. Jo also loved to work in her garden and cook for family and friends. She was a loving and kind mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to all who knew her. 

She is survived by son: Russell Samford

Daughters: Renee Creech, Tracie Ybarra, and Terrie Ward

Grandchildren: Aimee Morgan, Lauren Cole, Casie Morgan, Hailey Robertson, Devyn Samford, Eric Samford, Reya Ybarra and Zade Ybarra

Great-grandchildren: Allie Jo Titsworth, Cierra Cole, Landon Cole, Alex Hurlbut, Shelby Morgan, Cameron Morgan and Zayla Masters.

She was preceded in death by husband Nute C. Titsworth and her parents, Bennie and Zona Boyd.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel.

Interment will follow in the Nunley Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Family and friends visitation will be Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at Beasley Wood from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Pallbearers will Russell Samford, David Ybarra, Kelly Ward, Andrew Jordan, Clay Robertson and Colt Bohannon.

Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Creech, Tony Parker, Chad Ainsworth, and Eric Samford.
 
10-23-18 4:38 p.m. kawx.org

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Richard C.(R.C.)Gilbert Obituary

Richard C. "R.C." Gilbert, age 79, of Mena passed away Friday, October 19, 2018 at his home.


R.C. was born on September 15, 1939 in Middletown, Ohio to the late Jay P. Gilbert and the late Mildred Francis Holland Gilbert. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. R.C. was married to Julia Wood Gilbert and was retired from the Railroad as an engineer. After retiring he continued working for an expediting company to stay involved with the railroad. R.C. was very creative with landscaping and yard work. He also enjoyed fishing, going to auctions and traveling. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, step-father, step-grandfather, brother and friend to all who knew him. 


He is survived by wife: Julia Wood Gilbert of Mena, Arkansas


Children: Johnathan C. Gilbert and wife Marizel, Jackie S. Heath and husband Steve of Mena, Arkansas, Jeff S. Gilbert of Pickerington, Ohio, and Angel June Gilbert Fagan of Mena, Arkansas


Step Daughter: Danielle Jones and husband Nick of Centerton, Arkansas


Brother: David Gilbert and wife Aloma of Hatfield, Arkansas


Sister-in-law: Margaret Gilbert of Mena, Arkansas


Special cousin: Allyson Dalley and husband Bob of Gainesville, Texas


Grandchildren: Deseriee’ Bell, Jeremiah and Hannah Gilbert, Johnny Gilbert, Dalton and Victoria Heath, Sarah Heath, Ethan and Veronica Heath, Amber Hayes, Kasey and Brad Frachiseur, Madison Gilbert, Macy Brooke Gilbert, John J. Fagan,III, Gianna Fagan and Sammy Fagan


Eight  great-grandchildren


Step great—grandchildren: Riczel Venegas, Zeldrick Venegas, Erika Venegas, Rosie Kuszak, and Elliott Kuszak


Numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.


He was preceded in death by his parents Jay P. and Millie Gilbert, first wife of 45 years Carol Sue Gilbert, son Jerry Gilbert, grandsons, Jerod Gilbert and Liam Fagan and a brother Larry Gilbert. 


Funeral service will be Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel with Brother Lance Sawyer officiating. Interment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.


Family and friends visitation will be Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood.


Pallbearers will be Dalton Heath, Ethan Heath, Steve Heath, Jason Gilbert and Jerry D. Holiday.

 

10-22-18 8:09 a.m. kawx.org 

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Jeanne Lee Rath Obituary

Jeanne Lee Rath

December 12, 1943 - October 20, 2018

 

Jeanne Lee Rath, age 74 of Mena, Arkansas, died, Saturday, October 20, 2018 at her home. She was born on Sunday, December 12, 1943 to Allen Chapman and Jeanne Jordan in Rochester, New York.

Jeanne grew up Baptist and was known as a very strong minded woman. She was always very proud of her nursing degree and was very passionate about her work. Jeanne loved to take care of people and had the best bedside manner. She was an incredibly organized person, and believed everything has a place. Jeanne was said to be the family encyclopedia because of her wide breadth of knowledge. She liked to listen to classic rock and spend time with her beloved dog, Daisy Lee. Jeanne enjoyed working with her hands crocheting, gardening, making decorations, and she absolutely loved to swim. Her family meant the world to her and she was very proud of them all. Spending time with all her grandchildren always gave her great comfort. Jeanne was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one grandson, Nathan Putman.

Jeanne is survived by her loving husband, JD Rath of Mena, Arkansas; two sons and daughters in law, Terry and Monica Rath of Malvern, Arkansas, and Josh and Aurora Rath of Hawaii; three daughters and sons in law, Laurie and Joe Franco of Rockport, Texas, Julie and Gene Crumpler of Beaumont, Texas, and Christine and John Bernadine of Mena; one sister, Lisa Weren of New York; eleven grandchildren, Sheena Tomlin of Jenks, Oklahoma; ten great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

No services are planned at this time. Cremation services are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

 

10-21-18 3:27 p.m. kawx.org 

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Leroy James Thomas Obituary

Leroy James Thomas, age 88, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018 in Mena.

He was born September 8, 1930 in Kansas City, Missouri to the late Ralph S. Thomas and Ethel Wholf Thomas. In 1933, the Thomas family moved to DeQueen, Arkansas where Leroy would spend his childhood and graduate from DeQueen High School in 1948. The Korean War came along and Leroy joined the Air Force in 1950 and served for 4 years. He married Joann Phillips on June 14, 1952. After his discharge from the Air Force in 1954, he attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and graduated with a Business Degree in 1956. After graduation, Leroy and Joann moved to Elgin, Illinois where he worked for the Elgin Watch Company and attended Elgin Watchmakers College, graduating in 1957. 

He, Joann and family moved to Mena in 1957 and opened Thomas Jewelry Store. The store was in operation for 45 years until his retirement in 2002. He enjoyed fishing and traveling but his favorite pastime was the morning meetings at the coffee shop with the guys. After retirement, he continued to work out of his home repairing watches and clocks until recent days. He had an incredible memory and was knowledgeable on any subject.

Leroy was a member of Christ Community Fellowship church. He was a member and past President of the Mena Lion's club. He served on the Polk County Draft Board throughout the Vietnam War. Leroy served as on the Board of Directors of First National Bank for many years and was a Board member of the Rich Mountain Community College Foundation. He was most proud of serving on the Housing Authority Board and received a 50 Year Award for service and was the second person in Arkansas to be honored with this award. 

Leroy was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Ethel Thomas; his sister, Lemira Jane Thomas Emery. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Joann Phillips Thomas; his son, Stanley R. Thomas of Fayetteville, AR; his daughters, Judy A. McMillan and late husband Russ of Dallas, TX and Sandy L. Bartholomew and husband Dwight of Prairie Grove, AR. His 5 grandchildren, Philip Robertson and wife Kristin; Jenni Robertson Parenica and husband Aaron; Zach Davis and wife Ashley; Matthew Thomas; and Amber Thomas; plus 9 great-grandchildren. Also, brother and sister-law Sidney and Diane Phillips; sister-in-law Peggy Phillips; nephew, Steve Phillips and wife Kathy; nieces, Cindy Buchanan, Mitzi Peters and Ray, Terri Lynn Jones, and special “nephew” Shelton.

Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Christ Community Fellowship followed by burial in the Pine Crest Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.


Family and friends visitation will be Monday, October 22, 2018 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel.

Pallbearers will be Stokes Herod, Henry Sunderman, Harold Coogan, Randolph Emerson, Bo Collins, and Philip Hensley.


Honorary pallbearers are Gayle Ford, Larry Byers, and Earl Blemmel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Christ Community Fellowship.


www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com

 

10-21-18 2:15 p.m. kawx.org 

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Steven Glen Richardson Obituary

Steven Glen Richardson age 55 of Hatfield, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in Little Rock, Arkansas.


Steven was born on December 8, 1962 in Phoenix, Arizona to the late Fred Richardson and Millie Vaughn Richardson. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy. Having a servants heart, he liked to help people. He also loved to ride his Harley and his goal was to feel better and ride again. He was a loving father grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend to all.


He is survived by sons: Donnie Thomas, David Thomas and wife Sarah, Daryl Thomas, Daniel Howard, and Dennis Richardson and wife Adrianna


Daughters: Deanna Andrews and husband Matthew, and Darcie Richardson


Nineteen loved grandchildren


Mother: Millie Richardson


Brother: Willard Richardson and wife Sandy


Sister: Margaret Gustafson


Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


He was preceded in death by his father Fred Richardson, and a younger sibling.


Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Mena. Interment will follow in Rock Springs Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Pallbearers will be Dennis Richardson, Donnie Thomas, David Thomas, Daryl Thomas, Daniel Howard, Adam Richardson, Fred Richardson and Willard Richardson.

Visitation will be general.

 

10-19-18 1:48 p.m. kawx.org 

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Carl Wayne Smith Obituary

Carl Wayne Smith age 81, of Smithville, Oklahoma passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Carl was born on April 13, 1937 in Ludlow, Oklahoma to the late Sherman K. Smith and the late Dorcie Nelson Smith. He worked in construction and for the McCurtain County Road Department for many years. Carl was an avid story teller and enjoyed visiting with family and friends. He took pleasure hunting, fishing, and listening to music. He liked working at the sawmill and was very active with the Choctaw Nation District 3 Seniors. Above all he loved his family and they loved him in return. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to all who knew him.

He is survived by wife: Martha Smith of Smithville, Oklahoma

Sons: Ricky Wayne Smith and wife Connie of Smithville, Oklahoma and Marty Joe Smith of Smithville, Oklahoma

Daughter: Tammy Kay Spencer and husband Mark of Broken Bow, Oklahoma

Grandchildren: Jennifer Jacobs and husband Travis of Smithville, Oklahoma, Melody Owens and husband Ethan of Smithville, Oklahoma, Twauna Williams, Shauna Williams, and Clancey Williams of Durant, Oklahoma, Cali Towery and husband Mason of Broken Bow, Oklahoma, and Scout Smith of Smithville, Oklahoma

Step-grandchildren: Brock Marable, Raven Dorton, and Zath Marable

Eleven great-grandchildren

Sister: Judy Steed of Mt. Vernon, Texas

Brother-in-law: Lee and Connie Williams

Numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents, Sherman and Dorcie Smith, brothers, Wade and Dewey Smith, and sisters, Jewel Donica, and Narvonna Hawthorne.

Funeral servicee will be Friday, October 19, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Choctaw Community Center in Smithville. Interment will follow in the Ludlow Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Visitation will be general.

Pallbearers will be R.E. Hudson, Zath Marable, Jimmy Smith, Larry Smith, Grubby Smith, Brian Hawthorne, Paul Anderson, and Jerry Bohanan.
 
Honorary pallbearers are Don Hopper, Jimmy Williams Jerry Smith, and Ben Jordan.
 
10-17-18 1:28 p.m. kawx.org 

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Don Earl Smith Obituary

Don Earl Smith

July 14, 1958 - October 10, 2018

 

Don Earl Smith of Hatfield, formerly of El Dorado, passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2018.

Don was born July 14, 1958 in El Dorado and was the son of Aylma and Rudelle Smith.

He was a construction worker and worked as a pipefitter most of his working life.

Preceding him in death were his grandparents, his parents and a brother, Dennis Smith.

Survivors include his sisters, LaJuan Smith Miller (Butch), Aylma Smith Williamson (Jim), his brothers, Tommy Smith (Vona) and Clifford Smith (Sandra) and numerous nieces and nephews.

Cremation services were entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home of Mena, Arkansas.

A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at his home.

 

10-15-18 11:35 a.m. kawx.org 

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Sue Fruen Obituary

Sue Fruen

June 28, 1938 - October 9, 2018

 

Sue Fruen, age 80, of Hatfield, Arkansas, went to be with her lord and savior, Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith. She was born on Tuesday, June 28, 1938 to Cleve and Effie Turnbough Lyle in Wickes, Arkansas. 

Sue was a faithful member of Wickes Pentecostal Church of God. She enjoyed listening to gospel music and always held God and family close to her heart. Sue spent her life caring for her family and home. She excelled at cooking vegetable soup, fried chicken, cakes, pies and the best banana pudding. Sue loved to spend time in the flowerbed, gardening, canning and took great joy setting up Christmas lights for the year. Sue was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Kendall Mayo; one daughter, Kathy Mayo; three brothers, George Lyle, Jimmy Lyle, and Loyd Lyle; and five sisters, Virgie Lyle, Gladys Price, Faye Whitley, Shirley Powell, and Leola Lyle. 

Sue is survived by her husband, Wayne Fruen of Hatfield, Arkansas; four sons and daughters in law, Dewayne and Diane Mayo of Artesia, New Mexico, Leon Mayo of Hot Springs, Paul Fruen of Mena, and Robert and Melody Fruen of Palmento, Louisiana; two daughters and one son in law, Kim Mayo of Hatfield, Donna and Ronnie Richardson of Mena and eleven grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be Friday, October 12, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at the Wickes Pentecostal Church of God with Brother Chris Burk officiating. Interment is to follow at the Baker Cemetery in Wickes. Visitation is Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 P.M .at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Pallbearers will be Weston Burk, Travis Garrison, Terry Thomas, Roger Wilson, Tyler Richardson, Nathan Mayo, Lucas Mayo and Tim Hall.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

 

10-11-18 8:33 a.m. kawx.org 

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Pedro Alaniz Obituary

Pedro Alaniz age 76, of Mena, Arkansas formerly of Grannis, Arkansas passed away Friday, October 5, 2018 in Mena.

Mr. Alaniz was sent for cremation under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

 

10-9-18 7:58 p.m. kawx.org 

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Ora Fred Parker Obituary

Ora Fred Parker, age 59, formerly of Cove, Arkansas passed away Monday, October 8, 2018 in Malvern, Arkansas.


Ora was born in Miller, South Dakota on July 13, 1959 to the late Lloyd V. Parker and late Elsie E. Schilling Parker. He was a truck driver by profession. Ora enjoyed hunting and fishing with family and friends. He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend to all who knew him. 


Ora is survived by son: Troy Allen Parker of Cove, Arkansas


Daughters: Melanie Kay Shelton of Malvern, Arkansas and Raquel Nicole Parker of Mena, Arkansas


Grandchildren: Kelly, Breanna, Jenniffer, Karrie and Timmathy Parker, Bryan, Cory, and Drenden Shelton, Jasmine and Raeden Parker

 

Great-granddaughters: Maxwell and Maesyn Shelton


Sisters: Laura Parker of Malvern, Arkansas , Janice Turcott of Mena, Arkansas, and Sara Bailey of Malvern, Arkansas.


He was preceded in death by his parents, and a great-grandchild Rali K. Shelton.


Funeral service will be Thursday, October 11, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel with Pastor Frank Hamm officiating. Interment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.


Visitation will be at 12:00 (noon) prior to service at Beasley Wood.


Pallbearers will be Troy Parker, Craig Shelton, Cory Shelton, Dennis Bailey, Bryan Shelton, and Heath Christian.

 

10-9-18 3:38 p.m. kawx.org

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Dorothy Jean Parker Obituary

Dorothy Jean Parker, age 95, of Wickes, Arkansas passed away October 4, 2018 in Mena, Arkansas.

She was born July 28, 1923 in Smolan, Kansas to the late Algot Brown and the late Edna Jhelm Brown. Dorothy proudly served her country during WW II in the Navy. Later years she became a LPN and was a wonderful seamstress. She loved her family dearly and above all, her Lord and Savior. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother, sister and friend.

Survivors are children: Linda and Red Barrett of Wickes, Arkansas, Ruth and Arthur Bowles of Aurora, Colorado, Sharon Hale of Mena, Arkansas, Janet and Kenn Mann of Widbey Island, Washington, Juanita (Jonni) and Kenny Day of Wickes, Arkansas, Jacquelyn (Jackie) Irwin and friend Brad Johnson of Mena, Arkansas

Grandchildren: Dee and John Trope, Mary and Mike Wilson, Cari Bush, Ray and Cori Nelson, Wanda Nelson, David Burns, Jeremy and Angie Barrett, Jessy and Loretta Parker, Timothy Townsend, Daniel Townsend, Anne and Chris Smith, Caleb Parker, Natasha Parker, Teresa Evans, Terry Evans, and Patrick Irwin

Sister: Ruth Brown Mitchell of Fredericksburg, Texas

Son-in-love: Tom and Christy Townsend of Mena, Arkansas

Daughters-in-love: Sybil Wax and Edith Ruth

Twenty-five great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Algot and Edna Brown, her daughter, Jerri Peterson, her sisters, Arlene Thelander and Margaret Brown Jakabosky, a grandchild, Jeanette Burns, and her son-in-law, Thermon (Slim) Hale. 

Funeral service will be Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Wickes, Arkansas with Brother Scott Ray officiating. Interment will follow at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Levi Wilson, Kenny Day, Mike Wilson, Patrick Irwin, Raymond Nelson, and Tomas Darden. Honorary pallbearer will be Tony Cary.

 www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com

 

10-5-18 4:27 p.m. kawx.org 

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Alta Cornelius Obituary

Alta Cornelius age 92 of Mena, passed away Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Mena, Arkansas.


Alta was born in Big Fork, Arkansas on March 9, 1926 to the late Jessie Melvin Beezley and the late Cleatus Markham Beezley. Alta grew up in the Shady area. She enjoyed flowers and loved cooking for family and friends. Most of all she loved and believed in the Lord and her family. She will be missed dearly. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, and friend to all who knew her.


She is survived by son: Verl Cornelius and daughter Debra Essman


Grandchildren: Shane Cornelius, Teresa Rand and husband Shannon, Shea Cornelius and husband Tony, and Charity Sanders and husband Bobby

 

Great-grandchildren: Tyler Cornelius and wife Savanna, Traci Cornelius, Tara Cornelius, Tara Cornelius, Bethany Sanders, Shantel Hicks and Selena Hicks, Tateleigh Cornelius, and Riggin Cornelius

Great-great grandchildren: Elliot and Gabriel Cornelius.


Alta was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Raymond Cornelius, and two grandchildren Sierra Sanders and Bryan Rand.


Graveside services will be Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove, Arkansas with Brother Donnie Jewell officiating. Services under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.


beasleywoodfuneralhome.com

 

10-5-18 11:05 a.m. kawx.org 

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Noel Lee Head Obituary

Noel Lee Head

December 6, 1922 - September 29, 2018

 

Noel Lee Head, age 95, of Alvarado, Texas, formally of Mena, died Saturday, September 29, 2018 at home. He was born on Wednesday, December 6, 1922 to Olin L. and Clearcy Wyatt Head in Ink, Arkansas. 

Noel was a Godly man who attended the Northside Church of Christ; his church was very important to him and he loved to sing Gospel music. Noel was very talented at teaching others to sing and always took joy in it. He served in the United States Air Force during World War II at Tinker Air Force Base doing civil aircraft maintenance. Noel excelled at building homemade furniture and really enjoyed mowing yards. Noel was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and a great friend who will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Frances Head; his parents, Olan and Clearcy Head; one son, Tony Head; and one sister, Betty Corder.

Noel is survived by one son, Frank Head of Moore, Oklahoma; one daughter, Charlotte McCorkle of Alvarado, Texas; two brothers, Lewis Head of Cave City, Arkansas, and Gene Head of La Feria, Texas; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at the Northside Church of Christ in Mena, Arkansas with Brother Kenneth McCorkle officiating. A visitation will be held at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 6-8:00 P.M. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Mena. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena. 

Pallbearers are Bill Parker, Curtis Giles, Robby Parker, Jordan Dalhgren, Nicholas McCorkle, Jaden Head, and Jason Head.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

 

10-4-18 4:20 p.m. kawx.org 

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Amy Louise Pearce Keeling

Amy Louise Pearce Keeling, age 41, of Benton, Arkansas went to be with her Lord October 2, 2018.

 

Amy was born April 5, 1977 in Mena, Arkansas to Glenn Pearce and Madean Miller Pearce. She was united in marriage to John Keeling for 13 years. She was a RN by profession. Amy loved watching Dallas Cowboy’s football and enjoyed NASCAR and was an avid Dale Earnhardt fan. She loved hunting, outdoors, and being a Girl Scout volunteer. Above all, she loved her family. Amy was a loving and devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, daughter-in-law and friend. She will be dearly missed. 


She is survived by husband: John Keeling of Benton, Arkansas


Son: Aidan Keeling of Benton, Arkansas


Daughter: Abby Keeling of Benton, Arkansas


Parents: Glenn and Madean Pearce of Mena, Arkansas


Brothers: Kenny Pearce and wife Kathy of Hot Springs, Arkansas


Brent Pearce and wife Samantha of Edmond, Oklahoma


In-Laws: Sherry and David Miller of Hot Springs, Arkansas


Best Friend: Brittney Shanek 


Several nieces and nephews, and a host of relatives and friends.


Amy was preceded in death by her grandparents Iva and Walter Miller and Tex and Louise Pearce, father-in-law Carl Keeling, and uncles, Gene and Ralph Miller.


Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Dallas Avenue Baptist Church with Brother Roy Conatser and Brother Justin Leonard officiating. Interment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.


Visitation will be Friday, October 5, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

 

10-3-18 5:22 p.m. kawx.org 

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John Creed (J.C.) Moore Obituary

John Creed (J.C.) Moore, age 91, of Zafra, Oklahoma went to be with his Lord October 1, 2018 at his home. J.C. was born in Roaring Springs, Texas on September 15, 1927 to the late William F. (Bill) and Rosa Blackwell Moore. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, worked in the timber industry most of his life, and was a member of the Hatfield Freewill Baptist Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family, being active in his church, and listening to bluegrass and gospel music.


He is survived by wife of 61 years: Dorothy Moore of the home


Two daughters: Karen Bunda and husband Phillip of Lavaca, Arkansas and Sandy Barrett and husband Bill of Vandervoort, Arkansas


Two grandsons: Cody and Justin Barrett


One granddaughter: Myia Bunda 


Great-grandson: Jacob Creed Barrett 


Several nieces and nephews, and a host of relatives and friends.


J.C. was preceded in death by his parents William F. and Rosa Moore, two brothers, Raymond Moore and Paul Moore, three sisters, Naomi Gray, Janie Self, and Virginia Knighten, and one grandson, Billy Barrett, Jr. 


Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 04, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Freewill Baptist Church at Hatfield, Arkansas with Brother Todd Webb officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be two hours prior to service at Freewill Baptist Fellowship Hall. Meal will be served for family and friends.


Pall bearers will be Cody Barrett, Justin Barrett, Dwight Evans, Quinton Owens, Kenny Romine, and Justin Romine.

www:beasleywoodfuneralhome.com

 

10-2-18 3:56 p.m. kawx.org 

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Linda Marie Myers Claborn Obituary

Linda Marie Myers Claborn age 71 of Mena, Arkansas formerly of Hatfield, Arkansas passed away Friday, September 28, 2018 in Mena, Arkansas.


Linda was born on October 7, 1946 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Russell B. Myers and the late Cleo “Peggy” Lutrell Bryant. She was married to the love of her life for 55 years, David Claborn. Linda worked in Hatfield Public School for 27 years and was adored by students and faculty. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend.


Linda is survived by husband: David Claborn of Mena, Arkansas


Daughter: Teresa Lynn Clark and husband Rick of Mena, Arkansas


Son: David D. “Davie” Claborn and wife Gayla of Glenwood, Arkansas.


She was blessed by five grandchildren: Scotty and Alex McCormick of Mena, Arkansas, Victoria Claborn Stover of Little Rock, Arkansas, Savannah Claborn Mizell of Bryant, Arkansas, and Sawyer Claborn of Glenwood, Arkansas


9 great-grandchildren who antics never failed to make her laugh: Eva Grace, Brielle, Zuri, Isable Love, and Isaac Stover, Zachary and Connor McCormick, Maxton and Samuel Mizell


Siblings: Bonnie Myers Goad and Ronnie Myers of Mena, Arkansas.


She was preceded in death by her parents Russel Myers and Peggy Myers Byrant, her youngest brother and her best childhood friend ever, Terry Dale Myers, and a host of other relatives and friends.


Funeral services will be Monday, October 1, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel with Brother Donnie Jewell officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hatfield, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley Wood funeral Home of Mena.


Family and friend’s visitation will be Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel.


Pallbearers will be David D. Claborn, Sawyer Claborn, Jake Stover, Ethan Mizell, Andy Youngblood, and Tony Robbins.

www:beasleywoodfuneralhome.com

 

9-30-18 1:46 p.m. kawx.org 

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Daniel Edward Fitzgerald Obituary

Daniel Edward Fitzgerald age 92, of Ft. Worth, Texas passed away Monday, September 24, 2018 in Texas.
 
He was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on November 3, 1925 to the late Thomas Edward Fitzgerald and the late Pauline Lois Potter Fitzgerald. Daniel was married to Patsy Yeager Hinchey Fitzgerald. Daniel proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He worked until he retired as a Petroleum Engineer by profession. Daniel enjoyed volunteering to help people, and took pleasure in dancing, concerts, and visiting museums. His favorite motto was, “if the circus comes to town, make sure to see the elephants”! Most of all Daniel knew how to live life to the fullest and enjoyed a good meal. Daniel was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend to all. He will be dearly missed.
 
He is survived by wife: Patsy Hinchey Fitzgerald of Ft. Worth, Texas
 
Son: Dan Fitzgerald and wife Rindy of Dallas, Texas
 
Daughters: Nancy Fitzgerald of Ft. Worth, Texas, Kitty DePetris of Dallas, Texas, and Julie Benites of Las Vegas, Nevada
 
Niece: Colleen Duncan
 
Five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Pauline Fitzgerald, first wife Janice Ann Fitzgerald, brother Thomas Fitzgerald and his wife Charlotte Fitzgerald.
 
Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church. Rosary will be said at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
 
Pallbearers will be Dan Fitzgerald,Jr., Mike Benites, Nick Benites, Jesse Benites, David Matt, and Mike Barry.
 
9-28-18 1:11 p.m. kawx.org 

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William H. Harrison Obituary

William H. Harrison age 74 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2018 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.


He was born on February 12,1944 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Dexter Harrison and the late Francis McGeorge Harrison. He was married to Beverly Chatham Harrison for 45 happy years and was a member of First United Methodist Church. William proudly served his country in the United States Navy as an Air Traffic Controller. He also worked in off -shore drilling for 30 years. William took pleasure in being outdoors on his tractor, farming and working on many of his building projects. William was a man of many talents and loved his family and spending time with children and grandchildren, for they were his pride and joy. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather uncle and friend to all who knew him. He will be missed by all.


He is survived by wife: Beverly Harrison of Mena, Arkansas


Son: William Harrison, Jr of Fayetteville, North Carolina


Daughters: Carolyn Taylor and husband James of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, Leanne Ferguson of Mena, Arkansas, Christy Harrison of Mena, Arkansas, and Amy Rose and husband Tim of Fayetteville, Arkansas

Grandchildren: Cody and Colt Taylor, C.J. Crowley, Emma and Anna Ferguson, Mason, Jake and Mallori Brotherton, Jakson, Harrison and Nik Rose

 

Great-grandchildren: Tripp and Hadleigh Taylor


Nephew: Rondal Mullen


Great nephew and niece: Thomas Mullen and Jessica Mullen.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Dexter and Francis Harrison, and a sister, Marie Mullen.

Funeral service will be Saturday, September 29, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel with Reverend Ann Ferris officiating. Interment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Visitation will be Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel.

Pallbearers will be C.J. Crowley, Mason Brotherton, Jake Brotherton, Tim Rose, Rondal Mullen, Thomas Mullen, Jakson Rose and Harrison Rose.

 

9-27-18 12:08 p.m. kawx.org 

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Michael Wayne Howell Obituary

Michael Wayne Howell

June 16, 1961 - September 13, 2018

 

Michael Wayne Howell, age 57, of Mena, Arkansas died Thursday, September 13, 2018 in Collierville, Tennessee. He was born on Friday, June 16, 1961 to James Richard and Jeanette Pinkston Howell in Memphis, Tennessee. 

Mike lived his life serving the Lord, his family and others. He was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Mena, Arkansas. He loved his family and spending time with them and was especially proud of his grandchildren. Mike worked several years for the Department of Workforce and Labor and received several accolades for his work. Mike was a die-hard Tennessee Vols fan all of his life with a wardrobe to prove it. He loved playing music and singing gospel hymns, many of which he wrote. He was also an avid deer hunter and loved fishing. He served his country in the United States Air Force for 10 and a half years. Mike was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and a great friend, who will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Donna Howell. 

Mike is survived by his four sons and daughter in laws, Kelhan Howell of Mena, Kristopfer Howell and his wife Brittney of Russellville, Keary Howell of Cabot, Kyle Howell and his wife, Barbara of Cabot; his daughter and son in law, Angela and Staff Sergeant Fred Taylor Ware of Barksdale Air Force Base of Shreveport, Louisiana; his brother, Richard Howell of Lakeland, Tennessee; one sister, Deborah French and her husband Howard of Collierville, Tennessee; his grandchildren, Manning Howell of Russellville, Serenity Howell of Russellville, Madison Howell of Cabot, and Keary Howell Jr. of Cabot; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena with Brother Rusty Lewis and Brother Danny Minton officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Big Fork under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena. Visitation will be Monday, September 17, 2018 from 6-8 P.M. at Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena. 

Pallbearers will be Shane Knotts, Keith Hardy, Chase Howell, Brendon Catlett, Gene Hendrix, and Dean Hendrix.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

 

9-17-18 3:55 p.m. kawx.org 

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Rodger Olen Terrell Obituary

Rodger Olen Terrell, age 63, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, September 15, 2018 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Rodger was born on August 8, 1955 in Odesa, Texas to the late Jim Terrell and the late Gwendolyn Treva Ray Terrell. He was happily married to Lois Beaty Terrell. Rodger enjoyed doing all kinds of different projects, basically an entrepreneur of all things. He took a pleasure in riding motorcycles and going fishing. He loved playing the guitar and had a love for all kinds of music. Rodger was a devoted pastor. Most of all he loved God and family. He was a loving husband, step-father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to all who knew him. 


He is survived by wife: Lois Terrell of Mena, Arkansas 


Step-daughter: Angelia Martin and husband Lorne Martin


Grandchildren: Skiliera Brock and Kenny Brock


Great-grandchildren: Nathan Brock, Briar Robinson, Jasten Higgins and Triston Hansen


Brother: Jimmy Terrell and wife Caroline


Sisters: Debbie Terrell, Shannon Kahn, and Sherrill Watson


Numerous nieces, nephews and friends. 


He was preceded in death by his parents Jim and Gwendolyn “Petey” Terrell, brothers -in-law, Doug Watson and Melvin Lehman.


Mr. Terrell was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.


The family will have a Memorial at Rodger's home at 356 Polk Road 676 in Mena, Arkansas on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. 

 

9-17-18 3:43 p.m. kawx.org 

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Donnie Gene McEntire Obituary

Donnie Gene McEntire, age 71, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, September 15, 2018 at his home.

He was born November 23, 1946 in Waldron, Arkansas to the late Arnold Gene McEntire and the late Dolly Ann Plum McEntire. He was united in marriage to Glenda Ann Pike. He was a handyman by trade. Donnie enjoyed mowing, being outside, riding around on country roads and listening to country music. He had a love for antique cars and trucks. Above all, he loved his family and he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother-in-law, cousin and friend.

Survivors are wife: Glenda Ann McEntire of Mena, Arkansas

Son: Gene McEntire

Daughters: Sherry Boling and Christle James

Grandchildren: Ricky James, Feather James, Christopher Starr, Brittany Boling, Jesse Boling, Lautashia Brumback, Jaylen Sanders, Jarren Sanders, and Aspen Sanders

Brother-in-law: Jerry Stratton

Sisters-in-law: Barbara Brannon and Donna Stratton

Cousins: Thema Jean, Rose Ann, Betty Jo, Sue Bottoms, Shelby, Bobby Hatton, Tony and Michele Pike, Ernie and Jennifer Cunningham, and Vickie Sanders.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold Gene and Dolly Ann Plum McEntire.

Graveside service will be Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Lamb Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas with interment follwoing. Services under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be general.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Pike, Ernie Cunningham, Gene McEntire, Jerry Stratton, Michael James, Bobby Hatton, Eugene Frost, and Jimmie Boling.

 

9-16-18 3:46 p.m. kawx.org 

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Jimmy Wayne Golden Obituary

Jimmy Wayne Golden, 61, of Mena, lost his battle against cancer at 6:08pm, on Sunday, September, 9th, 2018 at Arkansas Hospice in Hot Springs, surrounded by his family.

 

He was born on September 9th 1957 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Henry Anderson Golden and Violet Dulene Ralls Golden. 

 

Jimmy is survived by his daughter Charisse Boshears, her husband Jeffrey and twin granddaughters Josephine and Sophia of Conway, Arkansas, his brother Steve Golden, and two sisters Edith Roberts, Zeda Baker and a host of loving nieces, nephews and other family members.

 

He was preceded in Death by his parents and a sister Sylvia Jane Dees. 

 

Jimmy was a long time resident of Mena. He was known throughout town as “Jimmy the painter” and was very good at his job, making sure that every detail was perfect. He was also very skilled in building furniture out of wood.  

 

A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, September 26th at 3:00pm at the First Freewill Baptist Church in Mena, with Brother Donnie Jewell officiating. 

 

Celebration of life donations in Jimmy Golden’s honor may be made to Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer research. https://www.lymphoma.org/.

 

Cremation arrangements are under the trusted direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.

 

9-13-18 4:17 p.m. kawx.org 

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Barbara Joe Ann Bird Obituary

Barbara Joe Ann Bird, age 74, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2018 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.


Barbara was born on April 19, 1944 in Boulder, Colorado to the late Woodrow Wilson Elkins and the late Faye Elkins. She was happily married to Gary Bird. Barbara was a wonderful cook and enjoyed her cookbooks. She had a servant’s heart for mission work, and visiting with single women was her ministry. Barbara attended the New Blessings Church in Potter. Most of all she loved God, her family and helping people. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She will be dearly missed.


She is survived by husband: Gary Bird of Hatfield, Arkansas


Step-Son: Eric Blomquist of Elk Grove, Illinois


Daughters: Beverly Kaiser of Mena, Arkansas and Sunday Kaiser of Ventura, California


Step-daughters: Amy Garst of Grand Prairie, Texas, Lisa Fagan of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and Cherry Bird of Irving, Texas


Grandchildren: Angel James, John James, James Thomas, Hailey, Zoe and Claire Blomquist, Kayla Towle, Amber Todd, David Garst, Kevin Garst, Andy, Alex and Corey Fagan


Great-grandchildren: Shaina James, Madison Cox, Victoria Thomas, Camden Thomas, William Jacob, Saniyah Gonzalez, Jordan and Jaden Todd, and Dillion Fox


Sister: Alice Phillips of Olympia, Washington.


She was preceded in death by her parents Woodrow and Faye Elkins, brothers, Robert Elkins and John Elkins.


Funeral service will be Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel with Pastor Lloyd Taylor officiating. A private interment will follow in the Gann Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena. 

 

9-13-18 4:08 p.m. kawx.org 

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Robert Douglas "Brooks" Barron Obituary

 
 
Robert Douglas “Brooks” Barron, age 80, of Mena passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2018 in DeQueen, Arkansas.

He was born in Sugarland, Texas on August 29, 1938 to the late Wyman Hubbard Barron and the late Nora Mae Martin Barron. He was married to the love of his life Ann Robertson Barron for 59 amazing years. Brooks was a rancher by profession and heart. He took pleasure in raising cattle, hunting, and deep sea fishing. Brooks also loved dancing with his beautiful Bride. He was a man who loved his family and spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend. He will be dearly missed by all.

He is survived by wife: Ann Barron of Mena, Arkansas

Son: Kenneth Marshall Barron and wife Holly of Flower Mound, Texas

Daughter: Kelly Ann Barron Craig of Mena, Arkansas

Grandchildren: Clint Craig, Dustin Craig and wife Shanda, Paige Craig and their father Dale Craig, David Barron and wife Ashleigh, and Michael Barron

Great-grandchildren: Olive Craig, Willow Craig, Blaze Craig, Jolee Craig, Brady Barron, and Bennett Barron

Sister: Margie Barron Copeland of Sugarland, Texas

Several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Wyman and Nora Barron, brothers Lawrence Barron, Wyman Edward Barron, and Jimmie Clayton Barron, and sisters Dorothy Jewell Barron Cullison and Cora Nannette Barron Cannan.

Funeral service will be Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel with Brother Victor Rowell officiating. Interment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Visitation will be general.

Pallbearers will be Clint Craig, Dustin Craig, Paige Craig, David Barron, Marcus Spencer and Coy Cannan.
 
9-12-18 2:56 p.m. kawx.org 
 

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Michael L. Sinex Obituary

 

 

Michael L. Sinex age 69 of Mena passed away Sunday, September 2, 2018 in Mena, Arkansas.

Mr. Sinex was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena. No services are planned at this time.

 

9-12-18 9:40 a.m. kawx.org

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Lillie Lenora Counts Obituary

 

 

Lillie Lenora Counts age 92 of McAlester, Oklahoma formerly of Cove, Arkansas passed away Monday, September 10, 2018 in McAlester.


Lillie was born on March 5, 1926 in Grannis, Arkansas to the late Charles K. Smith and the late Bonnie E. McDonald Smith. She enjoyed working on the family farm raising cattle, but not the horses! Lillie spent her quite time making beautiful quilts. She loved growing her garden to eat and share. Lillie lived on her own until she was 88 years old, taking care of her own affairs. She was a loving and kind mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend to all who knew her. She will be dearly missed by all.


She is survived by sons: Kelsie Counts and wife Connie of McAlester, Oklahoma and Leland Bridges and wife Karen of Valliant, Oklahoma


Grandchildren: Cheri Ellis and husband Greg of McAlester, Oklahoma, Micah Avery of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Justin Avery of McAlester, Oklahoma, and Johnathan Counts of McAlester, Oklahoma


Ten great-grandchildren


Special friends: Doug Casey, the Late Bart Casey, Ronnie and Marvetta Smith 


Numerous nieces, nephews and friends. 


She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Bonnie Smith, her late husband Kelsie Counts, brothers Charles Bootney Smith, Will Smith, and Gene Smith.


Funeral services will be Saturday, September 15, 2018, 2:00 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Church of Nazarene in Cove with Brother Edward Brooks and Brother Todd Webb officiating. 

 

Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove, Arkansas.

 

Services under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.


Family and friends visitation will be Friday, September 14, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood. 


Pallbearers will be Micah Avery, Justin Avery, Johnathan Counts, Troy Dickerson, Andrew Casey, and Nicholas Ross.


Honorary pallbearer is Doug Casey.

 

9-11-18 4:10 p.m. kawx.org

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Lee Ashley Gandy Obituary

Lee Ashley Gandy, age 83 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, September 8, 2018 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Lee was born in Anderson, Missouri on November 12, 1934 to the late Raleigh Walter Gandy and the late Myrtle Florence Mason Gandy. He was married to Linda Borders Gandy for 63 happy years. Lee was a self-employed machinist, who accepted difficult jobs and took pleasure in the challenge. He was an accomplished Snooker Enthusiast and enjoyed coon hunting and fly fishing with family and friends. He enjoyed motorcycle riding with Linda and held a patent for developing a Heel and Toe Shifter for motorcycles. Lee served as past president of Mena Youth Baseball League, and a union representative for the Brotherhood of Signalman of the KCS Railroad. He served many years as an Assistant Postmaster and a union representative for postal supervisors. While working as Assistant Postmaster he accomplished 60 hours while maintaining a 4.0 GPA at Henderson’s Mena branch. Lee was Chief Architect and Carpenter on the 49 year old Gandy House on Gandy Lane. He was a generous man offering assistance to those in need. Most of all he loved God and his family. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mena, where he served since 1955. Lee was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend to all who knew him.

He is survived by wife: Linda MeLee Gandy of Mena, Arkansas

Son: Brian Lee Gandy of Huntsville, Texas

Daughters: Dawn Renee Jackson and husband Alan of Cabot, Arkansas and Susan Elaine Tre`an-Saor of Culpeper, Virginia

Grandchildren: Neal Gandy of Huntsville, Texas, Nathan “Sweet Pea” Gandy of Arlington, Texas, Laura Warren of Lynnwood, Washington, Erinn Warren of Federal Way, Washington, Caleb Jackson of Beebe, Arkansas, and Abigail de Roos of Missionary Training Center, Missouri

Great-grandchildren: Matthew Taylor, Jacob Taylor, Evelyn Gandy, Naomi Gandy, Tailyn Coleman, Aubree Jackson and Sydney de Roos.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raleigh and Myrtle Gandy, twin sister, Rosa Wilfong and older sister, Hazel Conner.

Funeral service will be Friday, September 14, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Mena with Brother David McCord and Brother Russell Threet officiating. Interment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Family and friends visitation will be Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Beasley Wood Chapel from 5:00-7:00 p.m. 

Pallbearers will be Nathan Gandy, Neal Gandy, Caleb Jackson, Jason Wagner, Jeff Gilchrist, James Carnathan, Ryan de Roos and John Herring.

Honorary pallbearers will be Doug Powell, Weldon Curtis, Randy Carter and Richard Martin.
 
9-10-18 1:26 p.m. kawx.org 

 

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William Huff Obituary

William Huff age 82 of Watson, Oklahoma passed away Sunday, September 2, 2018 in Burleson, Texas.


William was born July 11, 1936 in Watson, Oklahoma to the late Melvin Huff and Carrie Clement Huff. He worked as an Electrician for many years and proudly served his country in the United States Navy. William was very active in hunting and fishing with family and friends. He also enjoyed his animals, gardening on his farm and just being outside. He was a loving and thoughtful father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friends to all who knew him. 


He is survived by sons: Clint Huff of South Carolina and Doug Huff of Texas


Daughter: Terry Scalero of Texas

Grandchildren: Brandi Wyatt, Christopher White, Andrew White, Sarah Thomas, and Cory Huff


Six Great-grandchildren


Brother: Lonnie Huff of Mena, Arkansas

 

Sisters: Alene Hawkins of Winsboro, Texas and Pearlene Just of Hot Springs, Arkansas.


He was preceded in death by his parents Melvin and Carrie Huff, brother Alfred Huff, sisters Frances Blake and Minnie Oakley and Lexy Fox.

Graveside service will be Saturday, September 8, 2018, 2:00 p.m. at Watson Cemetery with Speaker Ronnie Johnson under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com

 

9-6-18 5:33 p.m. kawx.org 

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Edyth Lelia Garmon Obituary

 
Edyth Lelia Garmon went to meet The Lord on August 28, 2018. “Miss Etta”, as she was known by her friends, was a resident of Mena Manor and recently celebrated her 107th birthday surrounded by family and friends.
 
Edyth was born on July 27, 1911 in Pine Ridge, Arkansas to Harvey and Ova Liles Gamble.  She married Ecil Garmon in Cherry Hill, Arkansas on September 6, 1930 and remained married until his death in 1986. She and her husband moved to the Central Valley of California during the “dust bowl” era and returned to Polk County, Arkansas in the mid 1970’s to live out their remaining years.
 
“Miss Etta” enjoyed gardening and visiting with her friends and grandchildren. Friends and family will remember her “sassy and lively” personality.
 
During her long life, she was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two daughters, one granddaughter and one grandson.
 
She is survived by son: Bud Garmon and wife Vicki of Howe, Oklahoma
 
Daughter in love and friendship: Martha Lou “Moppy” Billingsley of Mena, Arkansas
 
Four grandchildren:    Mike Liles of Merced, California, Jason Garmon of Bakersfield, California, Brooke Garmon of Bakersfield, California, and Jamie Plemons of San Diego, California
 
Nieces: Ollie Lou Borger of Gustine, California, Ollie Louise “Doodle” Williamson of Cherry Hill, Arkansas
 
Nephew: Jim Garmon and wife Sue of Fayetteville, Arkansas
 
Numerous great-great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
 
Visitation will be held in the Beasley Wood Chapel on Thursday, August 30, 2018 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Graveside service will be held at Cherry Hill Cemetery in Cherry Hill, Arkansas on Friday, August 31,2018 at 10:00 a. m. with Pastor Jim Reed of Southside Baptist Church of Poteau, Oklahoma officiating. Services under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
 
 
8-29-18 11:18 a.m. kawx.org     
                                                      

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Millie Olivia Byrum Obituary

 

Millie Olivia Byrum age 62 of Cove, Arkansas passed away Monday, August 27, 2018 in Dierks.

 

She was born in McCurtain County, Oklahoma on April 10, 1956 to the late Robert H. Byrum and the late Evelyn Reynolds Byrum. Millie enjoyed traveling, basically just going anywhere with family and friends. She loved to go to yard sales and working in her flower gardens. She was entertained by her cats and was an avid watcher of automotive racing. Most all she enjoyed and loved her grandchildren. She was a loving mother, grandmother, cousin and friend to all who knew her. She will be dearly missed.

 

She is survived by son: Shawn Olinger and wife Jade of Mena, Arkansas

 

Grandchildren: Carson and Bristol Olinger

 

Cousin: Linda Beggs

 

Special friend: Kevin House of Mena, Arkansas.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Evelyn Byrum.

 

Service will be Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena

 

Visitation will be general.

 

www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com

 

8-28-18 12:12 p.m. kawx.org 

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Daron Clifford Jones Obituary

Daron Clifford Jones

August 17, 1965 - August 25, 2018

 

Daron Clifford Jones, age 53, of Watson, Oklahoma, died Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the Methodist Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He was born on Tuesday, August 17, 1965 to Ira Clifford and Allene Brown Jones in Mena, Arkansas. 

Daron was the kind of man who was always there to lend a hand. He was a Christian man and attended the Panther Creek Christian Church. Daron was a safe harbor for those in trouble, and he enjoyed helping people. He worked at the Martin Marietta Rock Quarry in Hatton, Arkansas operating heavy equipment. Daron loved the country and took pleasure in riding horses, camping, and fishing. He was always proud to influence young people to take their lives in a better direction. He loved his family immensely and they helped to guide his life. Daron was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and a great friend who will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his father, Ira Clifford Jones; one daughter, Lacey Jones; and one sister, Linda Pearl. 

Daron is survived by his wife, Betty Jones of Watson, Oklahoma; his mother, Allene Jones of Watson, Oklahoma; four sons, Dustin Jones of Watson, Oklahoma, Michael Jones and fiance', Hailee Allen of Carthage, Mississippi, Cody Walls of New Boston, Texas, and Jacob Jones of Mississippi; one daughter, Tiffany Massey of Watson, Oklahoma; one brother and sister in law, Michael and Lisa Brett of Cove; one step brother and wife, Sam and Mitzi Pearl of Watson, Oklahoma; two sisters and brother in law, Beverly Anderson of Watson, Oklahoma, and Michelle and Kevin Jones of Shreveport, Louisiana; one uncle and aunt, Art and Evelyn Brown of Cove; two grandchildren, Augustus Massey of Watson, Oklahoma, and Hunnar Jones of Carthage, Mississippi; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Panther Creek Christian Church in Watson, Oklahoma with Brother Cody McDaniel officiating. Interment will follow in the Panther Creek Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, August 31, 2018. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Pallbearers are Kelly McCarley, Riley Johnson, Clayton Davis, Brent Evans, Michael Jones, Wayne McCarley, Eric Fairless, Josh Neer, and John Davis.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

 

8-27-18 12:57 p.m. kawx.org 

 

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Mary Bess Golden Williams Obituary

Mary Bess Golden Williams, age 84, of Wind Crest, Texas passed away Saturday, August 18, 2018 in Texas.

She was born September 4, 1933 in Glory, Texas to the late Joe Douphus and Lillie “Ethel” Barnett Golden. She was united in marriage to Walter P. Williams II, who preceded her to Heaven. Mary was a retired nurse by profession, exhibiting her passion as a caretaker. Mary supported many charitable endeavors and cared for aging relatives for many years. Mary loved to “play in the dirt” (her garden and flowers), her hummingbirds, her precious dogs, the Dallas Cowboys, and cooking. All who knew Mary were aware of her incredible skill in the kitchen-her love language-filling you with wonderful, down home cooking till you burst. But above and before all, her family, both blood and chosen, was the most important focus. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister and friend. She was and always will be “Nana” to many.

Survivors are daughter: Ruth Mitchell and husband Tony of Westcliffe, Colorado

Chosen Children: Edward Williams of Avenger, Texas, Walter Penn Williams, III of Cripple Creek, Colorado, and Belinda Seaton (Jimmy) of Hatfield, Arkansas

Sister: Joy Grider of Leonard, Texas

Brothers: O.E. Golden of San Antonio, Texas, Larry Golden of Arlington, Texas, and Joe Golden of Rockwall, Texas

Grandchildren: Regina Poissonnet (Frenchy), Chad Crofford (Delenna), Kenneth Crofford, Shannon Hoffman, Robert Seaton (Mary), Duane Seaton 
(Sunny)

Great-Grandchildren: David, Allison, Brittany, Caleb, Camron, Hailey, Serenitey, Jeremy, Crystal, Adison and Amelia

Great-great grandchild: Emerson Mae.

She was preceded in death by her parents Joe and Ethel Golden, her husband Walter P. Williams, II, three sisters, Isabell Hinshaw, Zora Shew and Arlene Weeks, two brothers, J.W. Golden and Ronald Golden, and a step-daughter, Susan Castner.

Funeral services will be Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hatfield Methodist Church with Brother Dan Williams officiating. Interment will follow in the Six Mile Cemetery in Hatfield, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Visitation will be Friday, August 24 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Chad Crofford, Kenneth Crofford, Robert Seaton, Duane Seaton, David Jordan, Caleb Tefertiller, Allison Ellis and Brittany Ellis.

Honorary pallbearers will be Walter Penn Williams, III, Edward Williams, Tony Mitchell, Frenchy Poissonnet and Jimmy Seaton.
 
8-25-18 1:36 p.m. kawx.org 

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Barbara Ann Rowe Obituary

Barbara Ann Rowe

July 29, 1940 - August 22, 2018

 

Barbara Ann Rowe, age 78 of Zafra, Oklahoma, died, Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Sparks Health System. She was born on Monday, July 29, 1940 to Thurman Edward and Hazel Bates Wagner in Mena, Arkansas. 

Barbara worked over 20 years at Aalf's in Mena before she retired. She accepted Christ as her savior and lived a good life. Barbara loved seeing friends at Wal-Mart and socializing. In her free time she enjoyed camping at the lake, crossword puzzles, and yard sales. She was very close with her family, and nothing made her happier then all her grandkids. Barbara was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her father, Thurman Wagner; her brother, Gerald Wagner and his brother in law, Chuck Mitchell. 

Barbara is survived by her husband, Chief Rowe of Zafra; her mother, Hazel Wagner of Fort Smith; her son , Glenn Rowe of Mena; her daughter and significant other, Tammy Jacobs and Luke Sutter of Zafra; her bonus daughters, Tina LaShum of Mena and Audrey McNeal of DeQueen; her brother and sister in law, Johnny and Gloria Wagner of Glenwood, two sisters and brother in law, Emma and Ali Samadi of Fort Smith and Bonnie Mitchell of Fort Smith; five grandchildren, Cris and Brittany Phillips of Zapha, Heather and Allan Weir Spiro, Oklahoma, Kyle and Candace Rowe of Mena, Whitney Howell and Devin Horner of Mena and Jake Rowe and Brooklyn Wright of Mena; nine great grandchild; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be Monday, August 27, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Reggie Fryar officiating. Visitation will start at 10:00 A.M. and go to 12:00 P.M. the morning of the funeral on Monday, August 27, 2018. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

 

8-23-18 4:29 p.m. kawx.org 

 

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Dona Mae Rhodes Obituary

Dona Mae Rhodes

April 6, 1974 - August 23, 2018

 

Dona Mae Rhodes, age 44 of Hatfield, Arkansas, died, Thursday, August 23, 2018 at UAMS in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was born on Saturday, April 6, 1974 to Donald Lee and Barbara Mae Dees Davis in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Dona was a person that lived, loved and laughed and always was genuine person that knew who she was and said what was on her mind. She loved her family; her husband, Michael and her kids with all her heart. Dona enjoyed the outdoors and going hunting. Dona worked for 17 years as a Registered Nurse at Mena Regional Medical Center in the Emergency Department. She loved her job and working with her other family there. Dona was a loving wife, daughter, mother, sister grandmother, aunt and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

Dona is survived by her husband, Michael Rhodes of Hatfield, Arkansas; her parents, Don and Barbara Davis of Mena; one son, Nathan Rhodes of Mena; one daughter, Lydia Rhodes of Mena; one sister, Lori Rose of Mena; one grandson, Oliver Rhodes of Mena; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service is pending and will be held at a later date. Cremation services are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

 

8-23-18 4:16 p.m. kawx.org 

 

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Darrell Lee Dobbs Obituary

Darrell Lee Dobbs age 55 of Hatfield, Arkansas passed away Monday, August 20, 2018 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.


He was born in Santa Cruz, California on November 12, 1962 to Thomas Dobbs and Mary Hazel Roberts Dobbs. Darrell worked in the Pipeline Industry as an x-ray technician and mechanic by profession. He enjoyed being a mechanic and loved playing the guitar with family. Darrell was a loving and kind father, step-father, brother, uncle, companion and friend to all who knew him.


He is survived by wife: Crystal Dobbs


Son: Garrett Dobbs of Mena, Arkansas


Step-daughters: Michaela Dobbs of Mena, Arkansasa and Amy Pajobis of Mena, Arkansas

 

Step-son: Brett Morgan


Brother: Gary Thomas Dobbs of Mena, Arkansas


Half-brother: Charles McDaniel of California


Sisters: Phyllis Sellmer of Montana and Darlene Rostollan of Kentucky (twin sister)


Half-sister: Joyce Ayres of California


Host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Hazel Dobbs, and his half-sister Patricia Miller.

Graveside services will be Monday, August 27, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Visitation will be general.

 

8-23-18 11:42 a.m. kawx.org

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Arthur Udell Loyd Obituary

 

Arthur Udell Loyd age 72 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2018 in Mena, Arkansas.


Arthur was born on October 21, 1945 in DeQueen, Arkansas to the late “A.P.” Loyd and the late Minnie Mae Heaton Loyd. He worked in the logging and trucking business for the timber Industry.

 

Arthur’s favorite companion was his dog “Mountain” who was named by granddaughter Destiny. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to all who knew him.


He is survived by son: Arthur Dale Loyd and wife Debra Jean of Howe, Oklahoma


Daughters: Laura Lynn Tilley of Leslie, Arkansas and Amy Leanne Mendez of Mena, Arkansas


Grandchildren: Charles Edward Roles, II and wife Aimee Erica Marie Roles, Justen Daniel Loyd, Destiny Rianne Schooley, and Clayton Justice Mendez


Great-grandchild: Trenton Loyd


Brothers: Donnie Loyd, Gary Loyd, John Loyd and Bill Loyd


Sister: Jerry Burch


Numerous nieces, nephews and friends.


He was preceded in death by his parents, “A.P.” Loyd and Minnie Mae Loyd, brothers Odell Loyd and Duayne Loyd, and a sister Joan Callicoat.

Funeral will be Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Baker Rock Chapel with Brother James Squires officiating. Interment will follow in the Baker Cemetery under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.


Visitation is General.


www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com

 

8-22-18 5:58 p.m. kawx.org

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Adam Lee Davis Obituary

Adam Lee Davis age 41 of Mena Arkansas passed away Sunday, August 19, 2018 in Royal, Arkansas. 

He was born on June 20, 1977 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Jimmy Lee Davis and Debra Jane Westfall. He was a logger by profession. Adam was an outstanding and very outgoing young man who loved life to the fullest. Always lending a helping hand to anyone that needed help. Most of all he loved his nephews and family and spending time with them. Adam was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend to those who knew and loved him.


Gone But Never Forgotten! Fly High Brother!

He is survived by father: Jimmie Lee Davis

Mother: Debra Jane Westfall

Brother: Jimmy Don Davis, Sr.

Nephews: Shane Tillery, Jimmy Don Davis, Jr., Rowdy Lee Erwin Davis, Haydon Ray Davis, Austin Trey Davis,

Sister-in-law: Mamie Renee Stinson

Uncle: Marion Davis, Jr.

He was preceded in death by his nephew, Blake Adam Davis, and grandmother Opal Caruthers.

Mr. Davis was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

 

8-22-18 8:24 a.m. kawx.org 

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Donald Michael Fretz Obituary

Donald Michael Fretz

February 8, 1939 - August 20, 2018

 

Donald Michael Fretz, age 79, of Hatfield, Arkansas, died Monday, August 20, 2018 at his home in Mena. He was born on Wednesday, February 8, 1939 to Theodore and Helen Pearl Havens Fretz in Hatfield, Arkansas.

Donald was always a laid back easy going guy. He honorably served his country in the United States Army and was a longtime active member of the DAV, VFW and American Legion. Donald was always happy to volunteer flag duty on holidays. His family was incredibly important to him and nothing gave him more joy than spending time with his grandchildren. His boys were is proudest accomplishment in life. He retired from the Polk County Road Department and enjoyed building cars and attending auctions. Donald was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and a great friend who will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty Fretz; one brother, Allen "Bub"Fretz; and one sister, Betty Evans.

Donald is survived by two sons and daughters in law, Teddy and Sue Fretz of Mena, and Mark and Tanya Fretz of Mena; one brother, Warren Fretz of Wichita Falls, Texas; one sister, Judy Broyles of Mena; five grandchildren, Teddi Sullivan of Mena, Kayla Penny of Mena, Erica Manley of Mena, Talissa Fretz of Prairie Grove, Arkansas, and Chandler Fretz of Mena; nine great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Friday, August 24, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel with Buddy Hooper officiating. Interment will follow in the Six Mile Cemetery in Hatfield. A visitation will be held on Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 6-8 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel.

Pallbearers are Jim Crowley, Chris Crowley, Mike Crowley, Michael Manley, Jason Sullivan, and Josh Penny.

Honorary pallbearers are Richard Broyles, Eddie Cross, Dalton Simmons, and David Gilbert.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Polk County Developmental Center at http://pcdcmena.com/ways-to-give.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

 

8-21-18 1:42 p.m. kawx.org 

 

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Betty Sue Webb Neal Obituary

 

Betty Sue Webb Neal age 86, better known as “Nanny Neal” went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 19, 2018 in Cove, Arkansas.


She was born on September 29, 1931 to George and Lura Cotton Webb in Sheridan, Arkansas. She was married to the late John D. Neal on September 19, 1957. Betty was a loving and caring babysitter of many area children. She enjoyed gardening and growing flowers and being entertained by her dog and cat. Betty loved to cook for family and friends, with no one ever going hungry. Most of all she enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren. Betty was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother and friend to all who knew her.


She is survived by daughters: Sadie Nunn and husband Rollie of Vandervoort, Arkansas and Johnnie Bell Keeney and husband Daniel of Vandervoort, Arkansas


Sons: Basil David Neal and Frankie Jo of Vandervoort, Arkansas, Curtis Warren Neal of Vandervoort, Arkansas, and Clyde Neal and Robby of Vandervoort, Arkansas


Fourteen grandchildren, thirty-four great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild


Three half-sisters.


She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Lura Webb, husband John D. Neal, daughter Connie Jean Neal, one brother, one sister, two half- sisters, grandchild Sasha Neal, and great-grandchild Christian Smith.


Graveside services will be Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Cecil Chapel Cemetery with Brother Roy Brooks officiating. Services will be under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.


Family and friends visitation will be at Mrs. Neal’s home (129 Hwy 246 East, in Cove, Arkansas) on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 5:00-7:00 p.m.


www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com

 

8-20-18 12:14 p.m. kawx.org 

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Jeffrey Ray Haynes Obituary

Jeffrey Ray Haynes age 46, of Hatfield, Arkansas passed away Thursday, August 16, 2018 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas.

Jeffrey was born on March 15, 1972 in Hugo, Oklahoma to Billy Ray Haynes and Alice Patricia Echols Haynes. He worked as a truck driver in the transportation Industry. Jeffrey never met a stranger or had an enemy, he was a happy go lucky individual. He enjoyed being outdoors, going fishing and hunting with family and friends. Most of all he loved life and his family. He will be dearly missed by all.

He is survived by step-mother: Debrah Haynes


Brothers: Joseph Haynes and wife Rachel of Hatfield, Arkansas, Bobby Haynes and wife Angela of Wickes, Arkansas, Tom Ryan and wife Leah of Ft. Towson, Oklahoma, and Shane Winkley of Mena, Arkansas 

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles and aunts.


He is preceded in death by his parents Billy and Alice Haynes, brother Jimmy Richards, cousin, Joseph Green, grandmothers Mary Echols and Viola Haynes, grandfathers William Ellis Echols and Justin Joel Haynes, and a nephew Kaynen Haynes.


Graveside service will be Monday, August 20, 2018, 5:30 p.m.at Six Mile Cemetery in Hatfield with Brother E.J. Tena officiating. Services are under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.


Family and friends visitation will be from 2:30 to 4:30 at Beasley Wood Chapel prior to service.


www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com

 

8-18-18 1:08 p.m. kawx.org

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Albert (Dan) Daniel O'Connor Obituary

Albert (Dan) Daniel O'Connor

July 25, 1928 - August 12, 2018

 

Dan O'Connor, age 90, of Mena, Arkansas, died Sunday, August 12, 2018 at his home in Mena. He was born on Wednesday, July 25, 1928 to John Joseph and Mildred Rhea Jones O'Connor in Pontiac, Michigan. 

Dan was a Godly man and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mena. He served in the United States Army specializing in camera repair. Dan believed in being a good family man and always took pride in providing for his family. He worked in graphic arts for thirty years as an industrial photographer at Pontiac Motors. Dan liked most music and enjoyed photography and woodworking in his free time. He was a member of the Masonic Fraternity. Dan was a loving father, grandfather and a great friend who will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Lois O'Connor.

Dan is survived by two sons and daughters in law, Jesse and Karen O'Connor of Jackson, Wyoming, and Steven and Faye O'Connor of Holly, Michigan; one daughter and son in law, Cindy and Steve O'Sha of Indianapolis, Indiana; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Memorial services are pending arrangements. Cremation services are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas. 

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

8-15-18 4:09 p.m. kawx.org

 

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Estes Eugene "Buster" Dennis Obituary

Estes Eugene “Buster” Dennis was born on May 4, 1933 in Hartman, Colorado to Roy E. and Selna F. (Sallee) Dennis. He graduated from Hartman school in 1952.

 

He married Sharen Kay Barrow in 2008. Buster was a heavy equipment operator where he operated equipment in several states as well as Alaska. He moved to Arkansas in the late 1990’s. He took great pleasure in fishing and gardening, but he was devoted to working and staying active. He was a very dedicated family man and loved children. Buster passed away on August 7, 2018 in Mena, Arkansas at the age of 85. 

Buster is survived by his wife, Kay Dennis of Mena, AR; daughter, Susan Snowdy of Pismo Beach, CA; sons, Ronald (Gayle) Dennis of New Hope, AL, Donald (Ronda) Dennis of Mena, AR; step-son, Merlin Entz of OK; brothers, James “Bob” (Pat) Dennis of Colorado Springs, CO, Curt Dennis of Pierce, CO; sister, Sharon Stein of Colorado Springs, CO; 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, others relatives, and a host of friends. 


He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Franklin Dennis; and his first wife, Lilliemae.


Graveside Funeral Service for Mena, Arkansas resident Buster Dennis will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Hartman Cemetery in Hartman, Colorado with Pastor Eugene Birt officiating.


Memorial contributions may be made in Buster’s name in care of Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel P.O. Box 950 Lamar, CO. 81052.

Local arrangements were under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

 

8-15-18 3:06 p.m. kawx.org

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Mr. Elmer Rainwater Obituary

Mr. Elmer Rainwater age 95 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday August 13, 2018 in Mena. 


He was born on May 11, 1923 in Big Fork, Arkansas to W.E. Rainwater and Sinda Porter Rainwater. Elmer was married to the late Juanita Rainwater until her passing. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Henderson State University and a Master’s Degree from Texas A&M at Commerce, Texas. Elmer had studied at St. Louis University and the University of Wyoming. He spent 38 years in Education and enjoyed teaching at Board Camp, Bismark, and Acorn. Mr. Rainwater retired as Superintendent of Acorn schools in 1983.


He proudly served his country in the Army during World War II in the South Pacific. Elmer also served as a pianist or organist for Mountain View Methodist Church for over 50 years.


He was a loving and kind father, grandfather, uncle and friend and will be missed by all.


He is survived by son: Randy Rainwater of Mena, Arkansas


Foster son: Jerry Ward


One grandson, one grand-daughter, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by wife Juanita Rainwater, his parents W.E. and Sinda Rainwater, sisters Ada Pate, Edith Pate, Esther Prince and Alice Dunson, brother Albert Rainwater, and a foster brother Bill Hess.


Funeral service will be Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel with Brother Brian Richardson officiating. Interment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.


Visitation will be general.

www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com

 

8-14-18 4:18 p.m. kawx.org 

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Ruth L. Dilbeck Obituary

Ruth L. Dilbeck age 90, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Sunday, August 12, 2018 in Mena.


She was born on May 20, 1928 in Pueblo, Colorado to the late Jim Steed and the late Alene Steed. Mrs. Dilbeck was married on September 11, 1948 to the late Woody Dilbeck. She was a thoughtful homemaker, faithful minister’s wife and sold Avon for many years. Ruth loved life to the fullest and was a wonderful example for her children and friends. She was a loving and kind wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to everyone. Ruth was a special “Grammy” to many people.


She is survived by Son: Larry Dilbeck and wife Debbie of Knob Noster, Missouri


Daughter: Gwen Dilbeck and friend Danny Chism of Mena, Arkansas


Grandchildren: Jeremy, Cara, Andrea, Ginger, Chandra, Jessica, Amber, Chad and Cody


Numerous great-grandchildren several nieces, nephews, and a very special niece, Erma Mize and husband Bernie


Extended family: Sandy Gray, Elda Jones, Fina Ralls, and Linda Swan.


She was preceded in death by her parents Jim and Alene Steed, her husband of sixty years Woody Dilbeck, daughter Becky Young, sister Inez Nash and brothers Royce Steed and Jimmy Steed.
Special thanks to the staff at the Oaks and Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab for all their wonderful care. 


Funeral service will be Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Northside Church of Christ in Mena with Brother Jeremy Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

 

Visitation is general.


In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her name to Southern Christian Children’s Home, P.O. Box 649, Morrilton, Arkansas 72110.


Pallbearers will be Glen Stepp, Tim Robbins, Alton Dollar, Patrick Riley, Kevin Atchley and Randy Stepp.


www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com

 

8-14-18   11:24 a.m.  kawx.org

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Patti K. Oates Obituary

Patti K. Oates

December 9, 1944 - August 11, 2018

 

Patti K. Oates, age 73, of Hatfield, Arkansas died Saturday, August 11, 2018 at her home. She was born on Saturday, December 9, 1944 in Quanah, Texas.

Patti worked in the real estate business for over 40 years, owning and operating Vision Realty in Mena for the past 30 years. Prior to that Patti worked as a mortgage broker, owner of a real estate development firm that specialized in condo conversions, and operated a property management company that managed over 5000 rentals. Patti was the recipient of numerous honors and awards throughout her real estate career.

Patti loved her family and especially her grandchildren. For Patti, her work was something she enjoyed most of all and it gave her great pleasure to assist those new to the real estate industry to get a start and become successful. In her spare time Patti enjoyed life on the farm tending to her flower gardens and her animals. Patti was of Baptist faith. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She will truly be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents Mary Beatrice King Nuss and Edmund Nuss.

Patti is survived by her husband David Oates of Hatfield; her daughter, Teri Jones of Roanoke, Texas and her husband Kevin; John Oates of Austin Texas and his wife Sara; her brother Michael Nuss of Haslett, Texas; five grandchildren, Nathan Jones and Aaron Jones both of Roanoke, Texas and Eli Oates, Zillie Oates and Van Oates all of Austin, Texas; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives. Patti was especially grateful for the presence of her cousin, Susan Burt of Amarillo, Texas and her childhood, life-long friend Margaret Yoes who came to be with her near the end. She was enormously thankful for the efforts of her assistant and loving friend Diana Dugan who kept the business going during Patti's absence.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Amarillo, Texas under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Humane Society of the Ouachitas, P.O. Box 845, Mena, Arkansas 71953 or to Special Olympics, c/o Diana Dugan, P.O. Box 192 Mena, Arkansas 71953.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

 

8-13-18 2:41 p.m. kawx.org 

 

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Melva Freeze Johnson Obituary

 

Melva Freeze Johnson age 92, of Mena passed away Friday, August 10, 2018 in Mena, Arkansas.


Mrs. Johnson was born October 18, 1925 in Smackover, Arkansas to the late Forrest Freeze and the late Pinky Bradley Freeze. She was married to the late Herbert Johnson for sixty-two years. Together they owned and operated G&W Water Well Drilling company. Melva loved to read but hated to cook tho, she was a good cook. She enjoyed being a homemaker and kept her home immaculate. Melva was very generous with her time, affection and played Penuckle very well. She enjoyed teaching people about the Bible. Melva had the “Freeze” sense of humor until the very end. She was a loving and thoughtful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and will be greatly missed by all.


She is survived by son: Edward Johnson of Tulsa, Oklahoma


Daughter: Judy Larru and husband Richard of Mena, Arkansas


Daughter-in-law: Janet Johnson of Mena, Arkansas


Grandchildren: Lisa Rose, Jason Goodner, Tanya White, Jolie Fender, Adreinna Purdy and Emily Bartow


Twelve great-grandchildren


Brother: Richard Freeze and wife Sugar of Hartford, Arkansas


Sister-in-law: Stella Freeze


Numerous nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents Forrest and Pinky Freeze, husband Herbert Johnson, son Neal Johnson, five brothers and three sisters.


Mrs. Johnson was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.


A memorial will be planned at a later date.

Online obituary: beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.

 

8-10-18 4:14 p.m. kawx.org

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Mr. William Shelby Head Obituary

Mr. William Shelby Head, age 80, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2018 in Springdale.

Shelby was born on June 25, 1938 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Mayo William Head and the late Dola Malesia Patten Head. He was happily married to Mary Alice Dunfee Head and was a member of the First Christian Church in Mena. He and his wife owned and operated The Shop and was an integral pull for tourism in the Mena area with their unique gifts, natural health products and services. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and a friend to all. He will be missed by his family and the community in which he served and lived.

He is survived by wife: Mary Alice Head

Son: William Christopher “Chris” Head

Daughters: Missy Head Tedford and husband John, and Kelly Mos and husband Darrell

Grandchildren: Aly Pruett and husband Will, CJ Mos, Kayley Hill and husband Jacob Travis Mos

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mayo and Dola Head, and a grandson, John William Tedford.

Mr. Head was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home. A memorial service will he held Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Mena with Brother Gary Garrett officiating.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to Mena Medical Center, Debbie Fairless of Ouachita Family Practice, a special thanks to Dr. Warren and Angie and the caring and loving staff at National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs, Arkansas, and Regency Hospital in Springdale, Arkansas.

 

8-9-18 4:55 p.m. kawx.org 

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James Juette Harnar Obituary

James Juette Harnar

April 29, 1927 - August 7, 2018

 

James Juette Harnar, age 91, of Mena, died Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab. He was born on Friday, April 29, 1927 to Claude and Marilla Foreman Harnar in Carthage, Missouri. 

James was an amazing man. He served his country with pride in the United States Navy. After the military he entered politics and became a pillar of the community. James attained his master's degree in criminal justice and served as Chief of Police in Grover City, California. He later taught a criminal justice program at RMCC in Mena. James loved politics, working, and flipping houses. Nothing gave him more joy then spending time with his grand kids. James was a loving father, grandfather, uncle and friend and will be missed by all who knew him. 

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Fay Harnar; and several brothers and sisters. 

James is survived by three sons and two daughter in laws, Roger Harnar of Tolar, Texas, Steven and Nancy Harnar of Mena, Arkansas and Gregory and Brenda Harnar of Fort Worth, Texas; one daughter, Nancy Sawyer of Mena; nine grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. 

Funeral services will be Monday, August 13, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at the Northside Church of Christ with Jeremy Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Mena. 

Pallbearers will be Jace Jackson, Dare Garrison, Justice Seymour, Jacob Seymour, Andy Currie, Noah Harnar and Jeffrey Harnar. 

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

 

8-8-18 4:59 p.m. kawx.org 

 

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Mr. Carey Pat Carmack Obituary

Mr. Carey Pat Carmack age 65, of Oden, Arkansas passed away Saturday, August 4, 2018 in Oden.

Carey Pat was born November 1, 1952 in Oden, Arkansas to the late Monroe Carmack and the late Dorothy Aylor Carmack. Carey Pat worked for the United States Forest Service. Carey Pat loved prospecting for crystals anywhere he could find them. Carey Pat also enjoyed fishing (mainly catfishing), and loved his dog Lady. Carey Pat loved music and enjoyed playing both the guitar and piano. Throwing horseshoes and spending quality time with his family were among his favorites. Carey Pat dearly loved his entire family. They were the most important thing in his life. Carey Pat was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and a friend to all and will be greatly missed.

Carey Pat is survived by son: Chris Carmack and wife Jeanne of Mt. Ida, Arkansas

Daughter: Jennifer Paige Carmack of Royal, Arkansas

Grandchildren: Brandon Carmack, Britany Pierce, Emi Lee Pardue, and William Lee “Trey” Long, III

Great Grandchildren: Nohri Rain Lofton and Truston Pat Pierce

Brothers: Kenneth Carmack and wife Ann of Clarksville, Tennessee, Douglas Carmack and wife Martha of Oden, Arkansas, Joe Carmack and wife Linda of Pine Ridge, Arkansas, and Robert Carmack and wife Christine of Oden, Arkansas

Sisters: Linda Faye Lenard and husband Ricky of Oden, Arkansas, Anita Willborg and husband Mark of Oden, Arkansas, Martha Lambert and husband Jerry of Pencil Bluff, Arkansas, and Julie Carmack of Mt. Ida, Arkansas

Numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Monroe and Dorothy Carmack, his brothers, James Roy Carmack and Steven Lee Carmack, and the mother of his two children Robbie Jean Carmack.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Oden, Arkansas with Brother Arlie Francis officiating. Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. at the Mt. Olive Church next to the cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Tim Philpot, Marcus Willborg, Bob Willborg, Josh Carmack, Darvis Hughes and Gregory Carmack. Honorary Pallbearers will be Cotton Ellison and all employees of the US Forest Service, Mena-Oden Station.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.

 

8-5-18 4:25 p.m. kawx.org 

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Jettie "Arlene" Faulkner Johnson Obituary

 

Jettie “Arlene” Faulkner Johnson, age 90 from Mena, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2018 while residing at the Peachtree Assisted Living Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Arlene was born on May 12, 1928 in Hartley, Arkansas. Her parents were Daniel George Washington Faulkner and Martha Viola McCauley Faulkner Evans. Stepfather Homer Evans. She had one brother William Lewis Faulkner.

Arlene was married to Homer Lee “Johnny” Johnson, they have one son John Arlan Johnson.

Arlene was preceded in death by her father Daniel George Washington Faulkner, her mother Martha Viola McCauley Faulkner, step father Homer Evans, husband Homer Lee Johnson, brother William “Lewis” Faulkner, sister-in-law Mary Lee Burnett Faulkner, niece Doris Faulkner Abbott, niece Nodene Faulkner Goodgame and special friend O. Clyde Bales.

She is survived by her son John Arlan Johnson of Houma, Louisiana and his wife Robin Johnson. Grandson Scott Hastings and wife Danielle Harvell Hastings and great granddaughter Kaytlin Hastings of Jackson, Tennessee. Granddaughter Brandi Johnson and great granddaughter Ava Jade Mikkelsen of Houma, Louisiana. Granddaughter Misti Rose Johnson of Houma, Louisiana. Grandson Brandon Lapeyrouse, Sr. and wife Stephanie of Houma, Louisiana. Great grandchildren, Alexis Lapeyrouse, Brooke Lapeyrouse, Caleb Lapeyrouse and Brandon Lapeyrouse, Jr. of Houma, Louisiana. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, assorted family and friends.

Arlene enjoyed taking part in the history class at Rich Mountain Community College and was involved with the local Hospice Support Group. She regularly helped with planning her annual class reunion for many years.

Arlene especially loved to over-indulge her many nieces and nephews and enjoyed any opportunity to spend time with family and friends. She also enjoyed traveling. She and her husband lived in Sri Lanka for several years assisting with establishing a Levi’s Manufacturing Plant in that country where she also learned to love the beautiful locale, orchids growing on trees in the courtyard, and geckos on the ceilings. She fondly recalled the kind hearts of the local people and was deeply saddened by the civil war that occurred soon after their departure. She enjoyed reading-especially history, music, going to concerts, impromptu picnics, staying up late to play games, holidays and all family occasions. She frequently made “popcorn” visits to family and friends by popping in and popping out just to let them know how much she loved them.

Love never fails.

Mrs. Johnson will be sent for cremation. A memorial service will be announced at a later date under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.

 

8-3-18 3:51 p.m. kawx.org 

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Eddie Marie Gentry Obituary

Eddie Marie Gentry, age 82, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 30th, 2018, at her home in Mt. Ida, Arkansas. She was born September 9th, 1935, in Potter, AR, to Arthur and Edna Lee (Smith) Sharp. She attended school in Alder Springs, Arkansas.


Growing up as the oldest of 6 siblings, and being the only daughter, Marie learned responsibility and developed a strong work ethic at an early age. As a result, she was adamant that her children carry forward these same traits. As a young adult, Marie joined the Weingarten Brothers Grocery Co., where she ultimately retired after a long career in management. 


In 1980, Marie married her late husband Foye L. Gentry in Houston, Texas. Together they fulfilled their life long dreams of owning a farm in upstate New York, and later retiring in Mena, Arkansas, and raising cattle.


Having never met a stranger, Marie could strike up a conversation with anyone who would listen, and the two would soon be laughing over trivial topics. And, quickly many would discover she loved to read, and had an even larger passion of collecting books. It didn’t matter the topic, but cooking, gardening, medicine and real estate tended to be her top picks. She was also a smart shopper, always looking for a deal. She found great pleasure in the hunt. 


Marie was survived by daughters: Colleen Strother and husband Eddie of Mena, Arkansas, and Sheri Bonds and husband Johnny of Mt. Ida, Arkansas

Sons: Daniel Irwin of Splendora, Texas, Jerry Ritchel of Altamont, Illinois, Mark Ritchel and wife Laurie of Beaumont, Texas, and Dan Ritchel and husband Derrick of Houston, Texas.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents, and her husbands Bobby Corder, Daniel C. Ritchel Sr., and Foye Gentry, as well as her brothers Jack Sharp, Arthur Lee Sharp, and Ronnie Sharp, and her daughter Rhonda Kay Ritchel.

She will be dearly missed by her children, as well by her brothers Wayne & wife Betty Sharp, and Johnny Sharp, and her loving grandchildren, Stacy, Tim, Kristopher, JR, Kayla, Deseray, Hayley, Danielle-Abigail, and Alexis.


Services will be held Friday, August 3, 2018 at 11:00A.M. in the Beasley-Wood Chapel with Brother Stacy Strother officiating. Interment will follow in the Concord Cemetery in Ink, Arkansas, under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.


Pallbearers are Cordell Ritchel, Dillon Ritchel, Brock Strother, Blake Strother, Tim Strother, and JR Ritchel.


A special thank you to the Montgomery County Nursing Home over the past few years, for being friends and becoming family with our mother, Grandma Marie.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com

 

8-1-18  2:54 p.m.  kawx.org

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Jeanette Delane Tickner Obituary

Jeanette Delane Tickner

January 8, 1943 - July 31, 2018

 

Jeanette Delane Tickner, age 75, of Mena, Arkansas, died Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at her home. She was born on Friday, January 8, 1943 to Cecil Joe and Lena Puckett Taylor in Elm Park, Arkansas. 

Jeannette loved to cook and entertain, and could never resist some gumbo. She worked at Blue Diamond in Sacramento, California for many years. Jeannette enjoyed reading and listening to country western music. Jeannette loved her family with all her heart and they were the most important part of her life. Jeannette was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Curtis Taylor.

Jeanette is survived by her husband, Michael Tickner of Mena, Arkansas; two sons, James Simmonds of Sacramento, California, and Joey Simmonds of Mena; one daughter, Jennifer Balestra of Mena; one sister, Deloris Hanson of Mena; six grandchildren, Andrew Simmonds, Suzanne Simmonds, Christopher Simmonds, Stephen Simmonds, Jessica Simmonds, and Nicholes Balestra; four great grandchildren, Edward Simmonds, Joey Simmonds, Jean Simmonds, and Aliyah Diggs; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

No services are planned at this time with cremation services entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

 

8-1-18  2:43 p.m.  kawx.org

 

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James Kent Payton Obituary

James Kent Payton age 68, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at Oklahoma Veteran Affairs Hospital in Talihina, Oklahoma.


James was born on October 19, 1949 in Miami, Oklahoma to the late Robert James Payton and the late Virginia Dee Mobley Payton. He was married to Bonnie Lewis in September of 1971. James served his country in the United States Marines as a military policeman and earned several medals: National Defense Service, Vietnamese Service Medal, Rifle Expert, and Pistol Sharpshooter. James was an A & P aircraft mechanic for 32 years. He was a very strong pro-life supporter. James went on several mission trips to Mexico and Haiti. He always worked to send Bibles to other countries. Above all he loved God and his family. He was a loving dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend to all who knew him.


He is survived by wife: Bonnie Payton of Mena, Arkansas


Children: Sam Payton of Mena, Arkansas, Christina Muncey of Red Oak, Oklahoma, and Caleb Payton of Mena, Arkansas


Six grandchildren and one due in October


Brother: Callan Payton of Wells, Nevada.


He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Virginia Payton and 5 grandchildren.


Funeral service will be Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.at Beasley Wood Chapel. Interment will follow in the Gann Cemetery in Potter, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.


Family and friend’s visitation will be two hours prior to service at Beasley Wood.

 

7-26-18 12:15 p.m. kawx.org 

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Mr. Earl Dean "Tuffy" Page Obituary

Mr. Earl Dean “Tuffy” Page age 76 of Shawnee, Oklahoma formerly of Smithville, Oklahoma passed away Monday, July 23, 2018 in Oklahoma.


He was born on November 21, 1942 in Smithville, Oklahoma to the late Luther Page and Roma Lee Rigsby Page. Tuffy was married to Correne Page. He was a truck driver by profession all his life. Tuffy also enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys play football, they were his team to watch! Most of all he loved and was proud of his family. He was a loving and kind husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend.


He is survived by wife: Corene Page of Shawnee, Oklahoma


Daughter: Dena Johnson and husband Jeff of Mena, Arkansas


Sons: Gary Page and wife Amanda of Mena, Arkansas and Joel Page and wife Heather of Paris, Texas


Grandchildren: Kristen Manasco, Kyleigh Johnson, Cora Page, Haley Page, Hannah Page, Jordan Hunter and Jacquelyn Romine


Great-grandchild: Analeigh


Siblings: Dorothy Bailey, JoAnne Bailey, Jesse Page, Doris Rozell, Laveda Padgett, RL Page, Gerald Page and Janice Watson.


He was preceded in death by his parents Luther and Roma Lee Page, brothers Luther Lee Page, Ed Page, James Page, and Bill Page, and a sister Laverne Rowell.


Funeral service will be Friday, July 27, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church in Watson, Oklahoma with Brother Todd Webb officiating. Interment will follow in Watson Cemetery in Watson.

 

Announcement made by Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

 

7-25-18 2:52 p.m. kawx.org 

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Mrs. Carol Cunningham Richmond Obituary

Mrs. Carol Cunningham Richmond age 69 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Sunday, July 22, 2018 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

 

Mrs. Richmond was born on September 21, 1948 in American Fork, Utah and was the daughter of the late Marion Eugene Cunningham and Lois Marie Woods Cunningham. She was a devoted wife to Mr. William “Bill” Richmond for 43 wonderful years. She enjoyed going to church and being active. Carol also loved spending time with family especially grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed doing Ballet with her best friend Ann Hatley. Always busy with cooking, gardening and reading. Carol was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all who knew her.

 

She is survived by husband: William “Bill” Richmond of Mena, Arkansas

 

Daughter: Renee Martin of Mena, Arkansas

 

Grandchildren: Arian Robertson and husband Nick of Mena, Arkansas, Brittany Wheless and husband Devin of Mena, Arkansas, and Hunter Martin of Mena, Arkansas

 

Great-grandchildren: Jeffery Richardson of Mena, Arkansas, Jaxon Robertson of Mena, Arkansas, and Karsen Wheless of Mena, Arkansas

 

Mother: Lois Marie Cunningham

 

Brother: Barry Cunningham

 

Sisters: Jane and Frankie Owens of Mena, Arkansas, Charlene and David Morris of Norman, Arkansas, and Linda and Bob Weinheimer of Arizona

 

Sister-in-law: Cathy Myers of Hatfield, Arkansas

 

Nieces and nephews: Valerie Oglesby of Waxahachie, Texas, Stephanie and Tommy Woody of Mt. Ida, Arkansas, and Darrin and Zeta Lowe of Washington.

 

She was preceded in death by her father Marion Eugene Cunningham.

 

Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at First Christian Church in Mena with Brother Phillip Hatley officiating. Interment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

 

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 24, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood.

 

Pallbearers will be David Brainerd, Phil Brainerd, David Donica, Jerry Smith, Jack Holland, and Larry Johnson.

 

Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons, Hunter Martin, Nick Robertson and Devin Wheless.

 

7-23-18 12:20 p.m. kawx.org 

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Tuffy McConnell Obituary

Tuffy McConnell

July 18, 1939 - July 22, 2018

 

Tuffy McConnell, age 79, of Mena, Arkansas, died Sunday, July 22, 2018 at the family farm in Mena. He was born on Tuesday, July 18, 1939 to Charley and Bertha May Casey McConnell in Henrietta, Oklahoma.

Tuffy believed family came first and was always there for them. He loved to talk and never met a stranger. He was a drywall finisher for over 35 years where he worked with his boys and family. Tuffy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and a great friend who will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Buford McConnell and two sisters, Joyce Garland and Shirley Mizner. 

Tuffy is survived by his wife of 37 years, Pat McConnell of Mena; his sons and daughters in law, Danny and Mona McConnell of Mena and Charley and Cathy McConnell of Mena; two daughters and son in law, Cindy and Scott Ely of Temecula, California and Carla Rendon of Waldron; his sister, Wanda Bush of Bakersfield, California; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 27, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at the Church of God on Highway 88 East. Interment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Park in Mena. Visitation will be Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 6-8 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel. 

Pallbearers are Danny McConnell, Charley McConnell, Scott Ely, Brandon McConnell, Connor McConnell, Aaron McConnell and Wilbert Yocum.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

 

7-23-18 10:49 a.m. kawx.org 

 

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Dola Malesia Patten Head Obituary

Dola Malesia Patten Head, age 98, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Mena.

She was born October 11, 1919 in Bolivar, Missouri to the late Zenith Patten and the late Susie Isabel Perdue Patten. She was united in marriage on May 19, 1937 in Waldron, Arkansas to the late Mayo William Head. She worked for the Renova Shirt Factory, was a poultry grower and owned and operated Dola’s Hair Stylon. She was an accomplished musician and skilled artist. Dola was a charter member of the local Southwest Artist which is now Mena Art Gallery. She loved doing needlework, especially crocheting and quilting. She loved cooking for her family. Above all, she was a devout Christian. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She will be dearly missed.

Survivors are son: Shelby Head and wife Mary Alice of Mena, Arkansas

Grandchildren: Missy Teaford and husband John of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Chris Head of Mena, Arkansas, Kelly Head and husband Darrell Mos of Mena, Arkansas

Sister: Della Davis of Mena, Arkansas

5 Great Grandchildren

Sister-in-law: Shirley Patten of Medon, Tennessee 

Many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brother Curtis Patten, and her sister Verna Cunningham.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Old Dallas Cemetery with Brother Phillip Hatley officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.


Visitation will be general.

A special thank you to Rich Mountain Nursing & Rehabilitation for being friends and becoming family of Grandma DoDo.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com

 

7-22-18 6:08 p.m. kawx.org 

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James Michael Pomraning Obituary

James Michael Pomraning

December 3, 1979 - July 17, 2018

 

James Michael Pomraning, age 38, of Mena, Arkansas, died Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Mena. He was born on Monday, December 3, 1979 to James Ronald Pomraning and Carol Ann Smith in Shreveport, Louisiana.

James liked to listen to classic rock music and was talented at drawing as well as writing short stories. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, and loved his nieces and nephew with all his heart. James was a loving son, brother, uncle, and a great friend who will be missed by all who truly knew him.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Carol Ann Roberts.

James is survived by his father and stepmother, James and Carmen Pomraning of Clinton, Arkansas; his stepfather, Steven Ferguson of Mena; one brother and sister in law, Jonathan and Kristen Pomraning of Mena; one sister, Brandy Lasseigne of Shreveport, Louisiana; three nieces and one nephew, Paisley and Everly Pomraning of Mena, and Emily and Tessley Lasseigne of Shreveport, Louisiana; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Cremation services are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

 

7-19-18 4:48 p.m. kawx.org 

 

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Elizabeth Ann Prewitt Obituary

Elizabeth Ann Prewitt age 57, of Hooks, Texas passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Texarkana, Texas.


Elizabeth was born on December 25, 1960 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Morris Ferguson and the late Jessie Bingham Ferguson. She was happily married for 38 years to David Prewitt until his passing. Elizabeth was a very talented master seamstress. She did the alterations for the Hooks School uniforms and made Halloween costumes for children. She was a loving and thoughtful mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all who knew her. She will be dearly missed.


She is survived by sons: Sherman Prewitt of Hooks, Texas, Gary Prewitt and wife Kim of Hooks, Texas, and Matthew Prewitt and wife Savannah of Hooks, Texas


Grandchildren: Jase Prewitt, Karline Weems and Payzlee Prewitt


Brothers: Gary Ferguson of Texarkana, Texas, Bruce Ferguson of Texarkana, Arkansas, Al Heath of Savanna, Georgia

 

Several cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.


She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, and husband David Prewitt.


Funeral services will be Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Nazarene Church in Wickes, Arkansas with Brother Roy Ford officiating. Interment will follow in the Duckett Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.


Pallbearers will be C.J. Prewitt, Michael Prewitt, Jeremy Ferguson, Josh Ferguson, Tug Chambers, and Clifford Bingham.


Family and friends visitation will be two hours before service at Nazarene Church in Wickes, Arkansas.

 

7-18-18 5:55 p.m. kawx.org 

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Governor Readis Horn Jr. Obituary

Governor Readis Horn Jr.

January 27, 1932 - July 17, 2018

 

 

Governor "Readis" Horn, Jr. passed peacefully from this life surrounded by family and stepped into heaven on July 17, 2018 at the age of 86.

On January 27, 1932, Governor Readis Horn, Jr. was born in Belmont, Louisiana to Clara Skinner Horn and Governor Readis Horn, Sr. He spent his early years fox hunting with his father and tussling with his younger sister Olive and his baby brother Roland. During high school, he developed into a formidable opponent on the basketball court leading his team to the State Championship in May 1951 capturing the MVP and All-district forwards honors. The six-foot, three-inch forward joined the prestigious "400 Club" scoring baskets in droves and went on to score 606 points in a single season, compiling the highest season total in Calcasieu Parish history.

Readis was offered a basketball scholarship to McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana but discovered that college was not for him. In 1952, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served four years in London, England during the Korean Conflict. It was during this time that he developed a disdain for cold, dreary days and learned to despise the rain.

He married Patsy Bobbitt on November 23, 1957.

After passing up an opportunity to play semi-professional baseball, he began hitchhiking from DeQuincy, Louisiana to Lake Charles, Louisiana to earn a diploma in welding after which he went to work for Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation in West Lake, LA. He worked from 1959 until he retired in 1997 as a boilermaker/welder.

He was an avid squirrel hunter. Hambone, as he was called, and Festus, one of the best squirrel dogs in South Louisiana, walked many a mile through the woods of Beckwith and Bearhead creeks, with his faithful friend Buddy Odegar, and brought home a lot of game. He taught his boys how to hunt, navigate the woods and instilled in them a love of the woods and the sport.

He also coached his children in baseball. He coached the West Pelican All-Star team to victory in 1976. Some of his players were Tracey "Hoss" Brown, Bill Brown, Scotty Groves, Ernie Horn, and Danny Lentz.

Even at a young age, he sought after God praying for a good wife, children, and a nice home but it wasn't until 1984 on Easter Sunday that he gave his heart and life to God. He attended the First United Pentecostal Church of DeQuincy for many years before moving to Mena, AR in 1999.

Not being one to sit idle, Readis went to work for the First Baptist Church of Mena and developed a host of new friends including Brother David McCord, Pam Pena, Ruth Laws, and many others. When he wasn't working at the church, you could find him working in his garden and his yard. He planted over 70 knockout roses at his home. He reluctantly retired from the First Baptist Church after 15 years of service this past February.

He was a member of the Abundant Life UPC in Mena, AR where he attended faithfully. He often said he had two pastors in his life time, Reverend T.D. Cardwell and Reverend Jack Smith. He loved preaching, worshiping God, the Truth, and praying at the altar.

He was a giant of a man with hands the size of anvils and a heart that was bigger still. It was said of him, "He was one of the good guys and his shoes will never be filled."

Readis leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of 60 years Patsy Horn, four children, John Burnitt and wife Darlene of Magnolia, Texas, Jolene Broxson and husband Terry of DeQuincy, Louisiana, Ernie Horn and wife Tina of Chenier Perdue, Louisiana, and Dustin Horn and wife Elizabeth of Mena, Arkansas. 

'Paw Paw' Readis will forever remain in the hearts of his grandchildren Michael Broxson (deceased), Alicia Guidry and husband David of DeQuincy, Louisiana, Cory Broxson and wife Denise of DeQuincy, Louisiana, Alan Burnitt and wife Lori of Flowood, Mississippi, Jonathan Burnitt and fiance Thea O'Rouke of Portland, Oregon, Ethan Burnitt of Spring, Texas, Chase Horn and wife Katelyn of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Katelyn Thomas and husband Mitch of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Dustin D. Horn, II of Little Rock, Arkansas and Sophie Horn of Mena, Arkansas. He will also be missed by his great-grandchildren, Matthew Broxson, Emily Broxson, Sarah Guidry, Nick Guidry, Briana Broxson, Noah Broxson, Hudson Burnitt, Holton Burnitt, Madison O'Rouke, Tosh O'Rouke, and soon to be born Henley Grace Thomas. Readis is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.

Visitation of family and friends will be received from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m., Thursday, July 19 at the Abundant Life United Pentecostal Church in Mena, Arkansas. Readis' life celebration will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, July 20, at the Abundant Life United Pentecostal Church with Reverend Jack Smith and Reverend T.D. Cardwell officiating. Interment will be held at Belmont Cemetery in Belmont Louisiana at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 21. Serving as pallbearers during the memorial service are Chase Horn, Ethan Burnitt, Cory Broxson, John Burnitt, Ernie Horn, and Dustin Horn. Serving as pallbearers at the gravesite service are Alan Burnitt, Ethan Burnitt, Chase Horn, Terry Broxson, Ernie Horn, and Dustin Horn.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

 

7-18-18 8:33 a.m. kawx.org

 

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Mr. John Thomas Stroud Obituary

Mr. John Thomas Stroud, age 78, of Mena, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018 at his home.

He was born December 13, 1939 in Hatton, Arkansas to the late Marshall Stroud and the late Lorene Broach Stroud. He was happily married for 53 years to the late Vera Dottie Blackwood Stroud. John was a generous, hardworking machine operator in the lumber industry. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish and hunt, and was well known as a jokester. He was a loving father, grandfather, and brother, and his family and friends will dearly miss him.

He is survived by sons: Michael Gene Stroud of Mena, Arkansas and Steven Louis Stroud of Mena, Arkansas

Daughters: Lisa Lavonne Schuller and husband Brian of Mena, Arkansas and Becky Michelle Stuart and husband Jim of Mena, Arkansas

Grandchildren: Cory Eaton of Mena, Arkansas, Stephanie Dow of Rogers, Arkansas, Ashley Stipe of Mena, Arkansas, John Stroud of Mena, Arkansas, B.J. Schuller of Bryant, Arkansas, Kim Stuart of Mena, Arkansas, Kaylie Stroud of Mena, Arkansas, and Ali Stuart of Mena, Arkansas

Sister: Minnie Dormois of Ft. Smith, Arkansas

Seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marshall and Lorene Stroud, his wife, Vera Stroud, one son, Johnny Dale Stroud, 2 brothers, David and Hershel Stroud and 2 sisters, Louise Hale and Doris Hammack.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Pleasant Grove Cemetery at Cove with Brother Donnie Jewell officiating. Visitation will be general. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home.

 

7-15-18 5:05 p.m. kawx.org 

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Kenneth Beek, Sr. Obituary

 Kenneth Beek, Sr.age 72, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in Dierks, Arkansas.

 

Mr. Beek was born in Biddeford, Maine on April 1, 1946 to Borden Hart Beek and Louise Young Beek. He attended schools in Kennebunk, Maine and moved to Mena, Arkansas in 2010. He was happily married Brenda Cline Beek. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He was also a machinist. Kenneth was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to all who knew him.


He is survived by wife: Brenda Beek of Mena, Arkansas


Son: Kenneth Beek, Jr. of Maine


Daughter: Darlene Chaney of Arizona


Granddaughters: Angelica Beek of Maine and Rachel Beek of Maine 


Grandsons: Bowman Beek of Maine and Elyjah Lashomb of Maine


Great-grandson: Tanner Pusaateri of Maine

Sisters: Carmen Sevene of Mena, Arkansas, Amanda Young of Arizona, Joyce Margaris of Massachusetts, and Jean Poist of New Hampshire


Brother: Borden Beek of Massachusetts

Several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Beek was sent for cremation under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

 

7-12-18 5:10 p.m. kawx.org

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Mrs. Donna Lynne Grisham Faulkner Obituary

Mrs. Donna Lynne Grisham Faulkner age 54, Huntsville, Alabama formerly of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018 in Alabama.

Donna was born on May 13, 1964 in Endicott, New York to Ira Grisham and Eloise Hardin Grisham. She was married to James R. “Bobby” Faulkner for 35 years and was a loving and thoughtful homemaker. Donna was a thoughtful and supportive military wife. She enjoyed traveling especially in Europe. She also had a servant’s heart for volunteering to help anyone in need. Most of all she loved her family and friends. She was a kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to all who knew her. She will be dearly missed.

She is survived by husband: Bobby Faulkner of Huntsville, Alabama

Son: Joshua Faulkner and Alma Pena of Huntsville, Alabama

Grandchild: Dahlia Faulkner of Huntsville, Alabama

Brothers: Steve Grisham and wife Julie of Little Rock, Arkansas and Kevin Grisham and wife Laura of Benton, Arkansas

Niece: Mary Ashley Grisham

Nephews: Nick and Nate Grisham

Mother and father-in-law: Jimmy and Linda Faulkner of Greenwood, Arkansas

Brother-in-law: Scott Faulkner and wife Valerie of Ft. Smith, Arkansas

Niece-in-law: Abby and Roberts Saviers of Ft. Smith, Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ira and Eloise Grisham.

Funeral service will be Friday, July 13, 2018 at 2;00 p.m. at Dallas Avenue Baptist with Brother Justin Leonard officiating. Interment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Family and friends visitation will be Thursday, 12, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood.

Pallbearers will be Kenny Abbott, Scott Faulkner, Nick Grisham, Nate Grisham, Robert Mernott, and Van Meeker.
 
7-11-18 6:23 p.m. kawx.org

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Dustin Ryan Belknap Obituary

Dustin Ryan Belknap age 40 of Cove, Arkansas passed away Monday, July 9, 2018 in Cove, Arkansas.


Dustin was born in Mena, Arkansas on May 1, 1978 to Terry Belknap and the late Linda Marie Ashcraft Belknap. He enjoyed anything outdoors with family and friends and was a hard worker. Dustin was an avid Razorback fan. He loved to go hog hunting with family and friends He treasured his relationships with his cousins, especially Mattie Ashcraft, Raymond “Bubba” Kyle, and Melanie Ashcraft. Among other things he enjoyed was woodworking and gardening. Dustin was a wonderful son, grandson, brother, and uncle. He will be dearly missed.


He is survived by father: Terry Belknap 


Brother: Chad Belknap and wife Charla


Grandmother: Marie Ashcraft


Nieces: Hayley Myers and Brook Belknap


Great-nieces: Chloe Belknap and Reagan Lee

 

Great-nephew: Quinton Belknap


Host of other family and friends.


He was preceded in death by his mother Linda Belknap, a daughter Gracie Belknap, and grandfather, Raymond Ashcraft.


Family and friends visitation will be two hours prior to funeral service at Assembly of God Church in Smithville.


Funeral service will be Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at the Assembly of God in Smithville, Oklahoma with Brother Jerry Ford officiating. Interment will follow in the Smithville Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.


Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com

 

7-10-18 9:51 p.m. kawx.org 

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Mr. Julio Barrada Obituary

Mr. Julio Barrada age 75 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday, July 9, 2018 in Mena.

Mr. Barrada was born in Jessup, Georgia on August 12, 1942 to the late Julio Alberto Barrada and the late Marie Leona Moray. He was lovingly married to Terri Barrada. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force for 22 years until he retired. He worked as an Independent developer with MacIntosh. He enjoyed scuba diving, teaching computer classes and rock collecting. Mr. Barrada enjoyed his family and friends and was always willing to help others. He was a loving and thoughtful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife of 17 years: Terri Barrada 

Sons: Sean Barrada, Michael Barrada, and Patrick Barrada

Daughter: Kimberly Buchanan

Eight grandchildren

Sister: Suzanna Barrada.

He was preceded in death by his father Julio Barrada, and mother Marie Moray, and sister Consuelo Barrada.

Memorial will be Monday, July 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel with Brother Donnie Jewell officiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Mr. Barrada was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
 
7-10-18 9:46 p.m. kawx.org

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Sidney Romine Obituary

Sidney Romine

August 20, 1940 - July 9, 2018

 

Sidney Romine, age 77, of Hatfield, Arkansas, died Monday, July 9, 2018 at home. He was born on Tuesday, August 20, 1940 to Sid Aaron and Dollie Hopper Romine in McCurtain County, Oklahoma.

Sidney was a veteran serving in the United States Army during the Vietnam era stationed in Germany. He was baptized in Cow Creek in Oklahoma as a child and believed in hard work and taking care of his family. He worked as a heavy equipment operator and was a Sawyer for over 50 years and helped finish I49 South of Hopper Tunnel. Sidney enjoyed watching deer, fishing, and watching the grass grow for hay. His grandkids and family were most important to him. Sidney was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and great friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Noble Romine, Harmon Romine, Carmon Romine; two sisters, Juanita Huber, and Iva Candelaria; and one grandson, Sidney Romine.

Sidney is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Rebecca Romine of Hatfield; one son and daughter in law, Bill and Crystal Romine of Hatfield; two daughters and son in laws, Bernice and David Philpot of Mena, and Carrah and James Taylor of Hatfield; one sister, Geneva Yovanovich of Gallup, New Mexico; fifteen grandchildren, three great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hatfield with Brother Andy Arnold officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Pallbearers will be Levi Romine, Greg Philpot, Jamie Williams, Danny Hurst, Scot Farrier, and Rod Hatten.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Thomas McCormick and Jimmy Davis.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

 

7-10-18 9:41 p.m. kawx.org 

 

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Bethany Jo Solomon Obituary

Bethany Jo Solomon

December 23, 1989 - July 8, 2018

 

Bethany Jo Solomon, age 28 of Cherry Hill, Arkansas, died, Sunday, July 8, 2018 at the National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs. She was born on Saturday, December 23, 1989 to Roger Lee and Darlene Furlong Solomon in Mena, Arkansas. 

Bethany was a sweet person that loved her family and friends. She was a kind person and worked in all aspects of her life; after high school she attended Rich Mountain Community College and graduated with her Associates of Fine Arts Degree and continued at Texas A&M Texarkana with her Bachelor's Degree in Communication. Bethany loved to cook for her family and planning for social events, from birthday to holidays. Bethany was a loving daughter, sister, niece, cousin and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her father, Roger Solomon. 

Bethany is survived by her mother, Darlene Solomon of Cherry Hill; her brother, Scotty Solomon of Cherry Hill; her sister, Dana Solomon of Cherry Hill and a host of other relatives and friends.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 4-8 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas. Cremation services are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena. 

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

 

7-10-18 9:36 p.m. kawx.org

 

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Gaylord W. Godsby Obituary

Gaylord W. Godsby, age 69, of Mena, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018 in Mena, Arkansas.

He was born August 29, 1948 in Muse, Oklahoma to the late Roy Godsby and the late Lola Simmons Godsby. He was united in marriage to Glenda Wilcox Godsby, his wife of 25 years. Mr. Godsby was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to hunt, fish, and ride horses. He actually enjoyed riding his lawn mower, anything to be outdoors. Most of all, he dearly loved his family and enjoyed the time spent with them. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be greatly missed.

Survivors are wife: Glenda Godsby of Mena, Arkansas

Sons: Jeremy Godsby of Antlers, Oklahoma and Gene McEntire of Ozark, Arkansas

Daughter: Kelley Thain and husband Michael of Antlers, Oklahoma

Grandchildren: Shancye Godsby of Antlers, Oklahoma, Kammye Thain of Antlers, Oklahoma, Austin McEntire of Mena, Arkansas, Dalton McEntire of Ozark, Arkansas, and Ailiyah McEntire of Ozark, Arkansas

Sisters: Shirley Kilpatrick of Canadian, Oklahoma

A host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Roy and Lola Godsby, brothers Clifton, Efton, Dale, Kenneth, and Billy, and sisters Beatrice Lawrence and ImoGean Elrod.

Graveside service will be Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the Lenox Cemetery in Lenox, Oklahoma with Virginia Meyer officiating. Services are under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

 

7-9-18 4:25 p.m. kawx.org 

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Mr. Brinson James "B.J." Peavey Obituary

 Mr. Brinson James "B.J." Peavy of Vandervoort, Arkansas passed away, July 8, 2018, at his home. 

 

B.J. was born October 17, 1980, at Annapolis, Maryland to his parents, Mr. Lynn Peavey and Ms. Connie Smedley Peavey. B.J. loved to hunt and to go fishing. He also enjoyed working in the garden with his hands. But more than anything else he loved his mama. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Survived by father: Lynn Peavey of Locust Grove, Georgia


Mother: Connie Smedley Peavey of Vandervoort, Arkansas


Half-sisters: Jennifer Wilson and Stephanie Lawrence of Douglas, Georgia


Uncle: Steve Smedley and wife Donna of Hatfield, Arkansas


Aunts: Karen Manasco and Roger Harwood of Vandervoort, Arkansas, and Carla Harwood and husband Leon of Vandervoort, Arkansas

 

Cousins: Sandy, Danny, Jade, Stephanie, Jimmie, Garrett, Laura, Kerrie, and Chad


A host of relatives and friends also survive him.


B.J. was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jim and Bonita Smedley, his grandmother Dorothy Peavey, and one uncle Bobby Smedley. 


Funeral Services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Vandervoort on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 10 A.M. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove cemetery in Cove, Arkansas. Brother Roy Brooks and Brother Tim Smedley will be officiating. 


Pallbearers are Jimmy Smedley, Rex Johnston, Terry Jewell, Mike Harwood, Joey Watkins, Victor Kuykendall, Jeremy Lee, Randy Jewell, and Nick Barrett.


Honorary Pallbearers are Andy Watkins and Bruce Cureton.


Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena. 

 

7-9-18 11:30 a.m. kawx.org 

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Michelle Leann Wilhite Obituary

Michelle Leann Wilhite

March 24, 1992 - July 4, 2018

 

Michelle Leann Wilhite, age 26, of Hatfield, Arkansas, died, Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in Mena. She was born on Tuesday, March 24, 1992 to Eric DeVon and Janet Marie Fields Lunsford in Mena, Arkansas. 

Michelle had a huge heart and was an extraordinarily loving person. She was extremely thoughtful and always loved first. Michelle worked at Atwoods for ten years and was proud of her recent work in Cosmetology. She was a member of the FBLA and FFA of the Mena Class of 2010. Michelle liked all types of music and enjoyed crafts, hiking, and going to the creek. She loved her French bulldog, Silas, and her family and friends who were of utmost importance to her. 

She was preceded in death by her father, Eric DeVon Lunsford. 

Michelle is survived by her husband, Tony Wilhite of Acorn, Arkansas; her mother, Janet Lunsford Shreve and husband, Kelly of Mena; four brothers, Nathaniel Lunsford of Lawton, Oklahoma, James Marshall Lunsford of Luke Air Force Base #2, Taylor Lunsford and fiance, Alyssa Castillo of Mena, and Dalton Thomas Lunsford of Mena; one sister and brother in law, Maria and Jason Chism of Arkadelphia; nieces and nephews, Cleo and Zachary West of Arkadelphia, Makenzie Leonard of Cold Springs, New York, Mila West, Blayden West, and Talen West of Mena; father and mother in law, Tony and Nancy Wilhite of Acorn; mother and father in law, Kathy and Tommy Cook of Acorn; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held Monday, July 9, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena with Dr. Lance Sawyer officiating. A visitation will take place Sunday, July 8, 2018 from 6-8:00 P.M. at Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena. 

Pallbearers will be Travis Cook, Jacob Wagner, James Looney, Eric Cross, Nathan Sloan, and Jason Chism.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

 

7-7-18 1:49 p.m. kawx.org 

 

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Michael James Clegg Obituary

Michael James Clegg

April 20, 1976 - July 4, 2018

 

Michael James Clegg, age 42, of Mena, Arkansas, died Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at the Mena Regional Health System. He was born on Tuesday, April 20, 1976 to Johnnie Clarence and Jill Treadwell Clegg in Fort Smith, Arkansas. 

Michael was a member of the Covenant of Life Church in Mena. He worked for M&PC Lawn Service for the past two years and was proud of getting his GED. Michael liked to listen to old rock and spend all the time he could with his family. His kids were incredibly important to him and were his guiding light. Michael was a loving husband, son, father, brother, uncle, and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his father, Johnnie Clarence Clegg.

Michael is survived by his wife, Jennifer Clegg of Mena; his mother, Jill Clegg of Mena; two sons, Preston and Zachary Clegg of Mena; four daughters, Ashton Fryar and husband Robert of Mena, Danielle Clegg of Mena, Alexis Clegg of Mena, and Abbie Clegg of Mena; one sister, Jennifer Flemens and husband Jerry of Mena; one uncle, Richard Treadwell of DeRidder, Louisiana; one aunt, Mary Evans of Austin, Texas; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, with Sister Glynn Nell Adams officiating. Interment will follow in the Gann Cemetery in Potter, Arkansas. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena. 

Pallbearers are Preston Clegg, Jerry Flemens, Robert Long, Jason Chaney, Fred Chaney, and Jason Hix.

Honorary Pallbearers are Robert Fryar and Richard Treadwell.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

 

7-6-18 4:10 p.m. kawx.org

 

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Arvella Marie Evans Obituary

Arvella Marie Evans

March 15, 1934 - July 4, 2018

 

Arvella Marie Evans, age 84 of Zafra, Oklahoma, died Wednesday, July 4, 2018. She was born Thursday, March 15, 1934 to George and Bessie Threatt in Watson, Oklahoma.

Arvella, affectionately referred to as Meme, was a loving wife devoted to her faith and family. She enjoyed church singings, where her smile brightened each time her husband played and sang. She loved pictures, flowers, and family gatherings. Arvella had a kind heart and extended love and grace to everyone she met. Arvella was a loving wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and friend and will be missed by all who knew her. Gratitude extended to the staff of Davita Dialysis who provide kind, loving care to Arvella over the past five years. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Bessie Threatt; sisters, Rosa Mae Evans, Dessie Lawrence, and Angline Boyd and brother, JD Threatt.

Arvella is survived by her husband of 67 years, Dwight Evans of Zafra; son and daughter in law, Donnie and Sherry Evans of Zafra; grandchildren, Rachel Fowler and husband, Nick, Andra Youngblood, Charlotte Wiles and husband, Clay, Tell Evans and wife, Nicole; special nieces and nephews, Valerie Wise, Ricky Evans, Clifford Evans, Jane Evans, Jana Carr and Brett Cunningham; cousin, Joyce Crane; nine great-grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, family and friends. 

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 6, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas with Brother Bill McCourtney and Brother Todd Webb officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hatfield. No visitation is planned. 

Pallbearers: Terry Plunkett, Clifford Johnston, Henry Bruce, Randy Oglesby, Garland Owens, and Quinton Owens.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

 

7-5-18 7:42 p.m. kawx.org 

 

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Laverna Maxine Sims Obituary

Laverna Maxine Sims, age 87, passed away April 12, 2018 at The Oaks in Mena, Arkansas.


Maxine was born on April 27, 1930 in the Mt Clair Community (between Cove and Vandervoort) to the late Mack and Delia (Price) Towry. She was united in marriage on April 2, 1949 to Elgin Sims in Mena. This union was blessed with a daughter, Elaine.


She attended the rural Mt Clair School and graduated from Vandervoort High School. After graduation Maxine attended Southeastern State College at Durant, Oklahoma where she met Elgin. She taught her first school at Cove Elementary in the late 1940’s. In the early 1950’s she taught in Illinois in a one-room elementary school, teaching 8 grades.


Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, brothers-in-law William Pate and Eli Sims and siblings, Mary Jean Pate and Delano Towery.


She is survived by a sister and her husband, Linda and Corky Miller, and sisters-in-law Ila Jean Sims and Diana Patterson. Also, numerous nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews where she was fondly known as “Aunt Dobbie”. Maxine is also survived by her many friends and staff at The Oaks and the Directors, Lisa and Tim.

 

Mrs. Sims was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.


A memorial service will be held at a later date under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

 

7-3-18 5:44 p.m. kawx.org 

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Elaine Michelle Sims Obituary

Elaine Michelle Sims, 54, of Mena passed away on Monday morning, April 24, 2017, at Peachtree Hospice in Ft Smith, Arkansas.


Elaine was born September 1, 1962 in Harrisonville, Missouri to Elgin and Maxine (Towry) Sims. She attended schools in Pleasant Hill, Missouri, Richmond, Kansas, Pond Creek, Oklahoma and graduated from Pleasant Hill High School.


Elaine loved watching baseball, especially the Kansas City Royals and Chicago Cubs. She also enjoyed watching her hummingbirds.


She was preceded in death by her father, grandparents and aunts and uncles. 


She is survived by her mother, Maxine, aunts and an uncle, numerous cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.


Miss Sims was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

 

7-3-18 5:40 p.m. kawx.org 

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Lois Janette Heath Obituary

Lois Janette Heath age 89, of Farmington formerly of Mena, Arkansas passed away Sunday, July 1, 2018 in Farmington, Arkansas.


She was born on October 3, 1928 in Cotton Valley, Louisiana to the late George and Nellie Simms Buckliew. She loved her church family at Lakeview Baptist where she taught classes and was very involved in the church. Her hobbies were sewing, reading, and quilting. She won many ribbons at the fair for her quilts. She was in the first graduating class of Rich Mountain Community College, where she received an associates degree in 1983. Lois was also a nurse’s aide at the old Mena Hospital on the hill, drove buses for the Mena School and was a cook in the cafeteria. Lois enjoyed being the living assistant at Avants Group Living Center and was Manager of the first PCDC Resale Store in Mena. She was the epitome of the Proverbs 31 woman, and her children rise up and call her blessed. Lois was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend to all who knew her.


She is survived by son: Stephen David Heath and wife Jackie of Heath Valley


Daughters: Frances Heath McCarthy of Heath Valley, Ginger Hamrick and husband Terry of Farmington, Arkansas, and Susan Bodey and husband Kenny of Mena, Arkansas


Grandchildren: Dalton Heath, Ethan Heath, Sarah Heath, Matt McCarthy, Starlet McCarthy, Karyn Dodson, Cody McCarthy, Laura Smith, Franklin Hamrick, David Hamrick, Mandy Babb, Aaron Bodey, Jacob Bodey, and Kendra Bodey


Twenty-one great grandchildren


Nieces: Denise, Linda, Teresa, Renae, and Cyndy


Brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Orval and Gay Heath.


She was preceded in death by her parents, her spouse, and a granddaughter Heather Bodey.


Funeral service will be Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel. Private family committal service will follow in the Board Camp Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.


Family and friend’s visitation will be Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood.


Pallbearers will be Dalton Heath, Ethan Heath, Cody McCarthy, Franklin Hamrick, David Hamrick, Aaron Bodey and Jacob Bodey.

 

7-2-18 6:20 p.m. kawx.org 

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