Martin Stinson age 66, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018 in Mena, Arkansas.
He was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico on August 2, 1952 to Hensley Stinson and Opal Lawrence. Martin was a truck driver in the transportation business. Martin was married to Barbara Wilcox. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with family and friends. He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to all who knew him.
He was survived by spouse: Barbara Wilcox
Son: Dustin Stinson
Daughter: Mamie Stinson
Mother: Opal Smith
Brother: Kevin Stinson
Sisters: Joyce and husband Archie McDaniel, Evelyn Hackney and husband Phillip, and Audrey Stinson
He was preceded in death by his father Hensley Stinson.
Mr. Stinson will be sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
6-19-18 4:54 p.m. kawx.org
Claudie Ray "Buddy" Evins
Mr Evins was born May 28, 1940 to parents Ray and Mae Evins. Mr. Evins grew up in Mena, Arkansas where he attended school until he joined the United States Navy in 1960. Mr. Evins served for six years on board the USS Lexington air craft carrier during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed playing his guitar while attending the Mena Church of God and the Church of God in Texas. He loved playing Bluegrass Gospel on the Mena local radio station and at local churches. Above all he loved God and his family dearly. Mr. Evins worked as a truck driver for thirty years until he retired in 1986 due to health problems.
Mr. Evins is survived by his wife: Ellen Evins
Daughters Lesley and husband Darren Williams, Sheila and husband Richard Lake, Kathy and husband Kenny, and Debbie Mills
Brother: Gene Evins and wife Liz
Nieces: Ginger Dilbeck, Timbra Williams, and Schana Wesley
Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mr. Evins is preceded in death by parents Ray and Mae Evins, sisters Ruby Dagenhart and Wanda Lance, son Raymond Evins, and daughter Rebecca Sue Mills.
Pallbearers are Benjamin Williams and Nathan Williams.
Graveside service will be Tuesday, 26, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Gann Cemetery in Mena, Arkansas with Brother Dale Williams officiating. Arrangements were made under the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Mrs. Annie Lee Redwine Konkler, age 96, of Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, June 18, 2018 at Pruitt Health Toccoa.
Born October 12, 1921 in Battiest, Oklahoma, she was the daughter of the late Willis David and Eula Ida Duncan Redwine. Mrs. Konkler was a homemaker and a member of Bethesda Fellowship of Cornelia.
Family members include her daughter, Jessie Anne Dyer of Toccoa, GA; grandchildren, Jeanna Banks of Sandersville, GA, Anna Rose of Toccoa, GA, Johanna Flores of Clarkesville, GA, Christian Strempke of Monroe, NC, David Flores of Cleveland, GA, Jonathan Flores of Cumberland, MD, Ben Dyer of Black Mountain, NC, Seth Flores of Toccoa, GA, and Joyce Faye Laub of Atkins, AK; twenty-four great-grandchildren, eleven great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Philip Konkler, Sr., a son James Philip Konkler, Jr., and her brothers, David Samuel Redwine and Manuel Lee Redwine.
Mrs. Konkler will be buried with her husband at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove, Arkansas Friday, June 22, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to World Vision P.O. Box 9716 Federal Way, WA 98063.
6-19-18 3:08 p.m. kawx.org
Carol Ann Roberts
April 16, 1950 - June 14, 2018
Carol Ann Roberts, age 68 of Mena, Arkansas, died, Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab. She was born on Sunday, April 16, 1950 to Kenneth Leon and Frances Florene Crowe Smith in Paris, Arkansas.
Carol attended the Assembly of God Church in Mena. She was a homemaker for most of her life and took great joy from raising her children. She loved the outdoors and animals, but most of all, her family. Carol was a loving companion, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Carol is survived by her loving companion, Steve Ferguson of Mena; her mother, Florene Smith of Midlothian, Texas; two sons, James Pomraning, and Jonathan Pomraning both of Mena; one brother, Ken Smith of Nacogdoches; one sister, Darlene Teeter of Midlothian, Texas; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena with Brother Ron Tilley and Earl Teeter officiating. Cremation services are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.
Margie Ruth Alston age 82, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Friday, June 15, 2018 in Little Rock, Arkansas.
She was born in Hodgens, Oklahoma on August 29, 1935, to the late Clarence David Dowell and the late Cleo Elizabeth Keith Dowell. Margie was married to Fred Alston for forty-one years, sharing a long life of family and love until his passing in July 2016. She enjoyed crocheting, taking walks outdoors with her dog, “Baby” and loving on her cat, “Gracie”. She was an avid sports fan of the NBA Basketball and the Razorbacks. Margie was an active member of the Concord Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and cooking for her family. Above all she loved God, family and friends. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Margie was a loving and thoughtful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all.
She is survived by sons: Danny Hurst and wife Kim of Mena, Arkansas, and Claude Lucas “Luke” Alston and wife Deedee of Mena, Arkansas
Daughters Carolyn Tanner and husband Al of Fayetteville, Arkansas, and Debbie Dilbeck and husband Larry of Knob Noster, Missouri
Grandchildren: Joe Willie Kirk, Jeff Hurst, Wes Hurst, Chandra Henderson, Jim Ed Hurst, Amber Judd, Adam Hurst, Cody Dilbeck, Mark Hurst, Tyler Hurst, Austin Hurst, Alex Hurst, Ryan Ozanich and Drey Ozanich
Brother: John Dowell of Durant, Oklahoma
Sisters: Ople Walker of Joplin, Missouri, and Nila Davis of Hodgens, Oklahoma
Numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Fred Alston, parents Clarence and Cleo Dowell, sister Helen Bowman, father-in-law and mother-in-law Gilbert and Jewell Alston, and sister-in-law Janet Corcoran and a son Eddie Lee Hurst.
Funeral service will be Monday, June 18, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Concord Baptist Church with Brother Bernard Rusert and Brother Jerry Taylor officiating. Interment will follow at Concord Cemetery in Ink, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Price, Seth Guinn, Rick Cole, James Gentry, Nick Pate and Mark Cannon.
Honorary pallbearers will be Her Grandsons.
Visitation will be general.
6-15-18 4:34 p.m. kawx.org
Bertrand Odis Sanders
March 28, 1931 - June 9, 2018
Bertrand Odis Sanders, age 87, of Mena, Arkansas, died Saturday, June 9, 2018 at home. He was born on Saturday, March 28, 1931 to Odis Lee and Haddie Louise Bismark Sanders in Wickes, Arkansas.
Bertrand served in the United States Navy. He worked at US Motors for over 25 years before retiring. After retiring from Motors he was a door greeter for many years at Wal-Mart. He loved his wife, Ola Jean and tinkering in his workshop. Bertrand 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; and one brother, Jerome Sanders.
Bertrand is survived by his wife, Ola Jean Sanders of Mena; one son, Byron Sanders of Fresno, California; one brother, Leeroy Sanders of Hatton; one sister, Leola Rye of Cove; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Cremation services entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home of Mena, Arkansas.
Mr. Marion William Manning, age 83, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018 in Mena, Arkansas.
He was born July 14, 1935 in Black Springs, Arkansas to the late Henry Arthur Manning and Jessie Lorene Hughes. Bill, always Mickey to his wife, graduated in May, 1954 from Hico High School in Ruston, Louisiana. Bill was united in marriage to Roberta in California on January 18, 1958. We lived and traveled all over Europe – what fun and an education for all of us. He retired after 20 years in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from Lady of the Lake University and earned his CPA. Bill loved to fish, hunt and play golf. He was an avid sports NBA fan. The 10 years before retiring, he became President of a corporation owned by a Japanese family who owned multiple golf courses and country clubs in San Antonio. They spoke no English and Bill’s southern tongue couldn’t quite handle Japanese, but it was fun and he loved them all and the job. Then it was time to retire to the green mountains of Arkansas and his “white cows”. Bill enjoyed coaching little league baseball, playing basketball, hunting, fishing and golfing. He was a member of the U. S. Air Force and he and his family traveled all over Europe, stationed in Spain and later in the mountains of Germany. He was always a Christian, a gentleman and a wonderful man, husband, father, grandpa (Pawkey) and always had time for us. We will miss him until we meet again in God’s Heaven.
Survivors are wife: Roberta Ann Manning
Daughter: Michelle Rae Brown
Son: Gary Lee Manning and wife Stephanie
Sisters: Dollie Stratton,Doris Osbo n and husband Ray, Margie Cooper, and Rosa Lee Gilligan
Brothers: Joe Henry Manning and wife Shirley, and Frank Manning and wife Jean
Grandson: Timothy Coffman
Granddaughters: Casey Liane Gonzalez, Kara Nichole Garrett, Devyn Jordan Helms and Rebekah Suzanne Brown
Great Grandsons: Jason and Christian Gonzalez
Nephews: Edward Napper, Jimmy Manning, Ricky and Bill Stephenson, Lane and John Osbon, Tom Ford and Timothy Cooper and Kip Gilligan
Nieces: Deannie Conner, Cheryl Osbon, Barbara Sherrill, Mandy Napper
Special daughter: Annabelle Eckert of Frankfurt, Germany.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Calvin Manning, sister Hazel Irene Napper and infant son Michael Alan Manning.
Bill was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Sulphur Springs Cemetery in Sulphur Springs, Arkansas with Rev. Kenny Fant officiating.
6-11-18 3:57 p.m. kawx.org
Pattricia Gail "Pat" Peek
6-2-42 ~ 6-8-18
Mrs. Patricia Gail “Pat” Peek of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, June 8, 2018 in Mena surrounded by family.
Pat was born on June 2, 1942 in DeQueen, Arkansas to the late Roscoe Cleveland Chambers and the late Glenda Imogene Gilbert Nichols and was happily married to Mike Peek for 58 years until his recent death in May of 2018. She owned and operated the Plum Tree Dress Shop in Mena for 14 years and enjoyed reading and working in her flower beds when she was able. She was also an avid Razorback fan. Pat truly enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister and will be dearly missed by all including her little dog Precious.
She is survived by sons: Michael Scott Peek and wife Lisa of Danville, Arkansas, and Gregory Trent Peek and wife Paula of Mena, Arkansas
Daughter: Shannon Charise Mendoza and husband Avel of Mena, Arkansas
Grandchildren: Kayla Morris, Chase Peek and Tori Peek of Danville, Arkansas Corie Bush and Taylor Peek of Cove, Arkansas, Tate Mendoza of Mena, Arkansas, and Reed Mendoza of Lincoln, Arkansas
Great-grandchildren: Preslea and Landry Morris, Emmitt and Fletcher Peek, Avenlei and Malloree Bush, Jaxon Mullen, Blair and Rhodes Mendoza
Sister-in-law: Betty Lukens
Host of other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Glen Chambers, and Brother-in-law Charles Lukens.
Funeral Services will be Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with Brother Daniel Morris officiating at Beasley Wood Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home. Family and friends visitation will be Monday, June 11, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Chase Peek, Tate Mendoza, Reed Mendoza, Matt Bush, Quentin Meredith and Danny Hurst.
6-9-18 9:12 p.m. kawx.org
Norma Lee Mitchell Drager 75 passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018.
Funeral service will be Saturday, June 8, 2018, 1:00 p.m. at Board Camp Baptist Church in Board Camp, Arkansas. Interment will follow at Liberty Cemetery in Board Camp, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Family and friends visitation will be Friday, June 8, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood.
6-7-18 3:24 p.m. kawx.org
George Aaron Heath
December 17, 1944 - June 5, 2018
George Aaron Heath, age 73, of Mena, died Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at the Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab in Mena. He was born on Sunday, December 17, 1944 to Robert Steve and Laura Belle Lewis Heath in Hartford, Arkansas.
Aaron as he was known to all, loved people and helping them in many different ways. He was charitable with his time and talents. Aaron served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was proud to have served his country. Aaron was a truck driver most of his life and loved to tinker on his old cars. He loved his family and spending time with them. Aaron was of the Baptist faith. Aaron was a loving father, brother, uncle and a great friend who will be missed by all who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Bill Heath, Jesse Heath, Hoppy Heath, B.J. Heath, Dink Heath and Robert Dale Heath and three sisters, Ellen Johnson, Virgie Heath and Helen V. Heath.
Aaron is survived by his children, Aaron Heath of Seminole, Texas, James Heath and wife, Kyrsten of Big Spring, Texas and Susan Deschenes and husband, Brian of El Paso, Texas; his brothers, Dean Heath of Waldron and Delton "Slugger" Heath of Mena; two grandchildren, Sean and Joshua Deschenes; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 10 AM at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena with Brother Jack Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Board Camp Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, June 8, 2018 from 6-8 PM at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena.
Mrs. Olivia Marie Martin Moreland,88 of Conway, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018 at her home.
Olivia was born in Mena, Arkansas on August 14, 1929 to the late John Wesley Martin and Olivia Boberg Martin. She was married to the late John Clifton Bain for many years. Mrs. Moreland was an LPN during her working career. Marie loved to laugh and spend time with her grandchildren. Mrs. Morleand also enjoyed country western dancing, and continued dancing into her 80’s. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to all.
She is survived by sons: John Martin Bain and David Wesley Bain
Daughters: Marsha Ellen Cierro and Lisa Marie Carbon
Grandchildren: Clifton Stobauh, Sarah White, Amy Moss, Vivian Faye Tyra, Jayce Elrod, Olivia Jenkins, Tanner Jenkins, John Bain, Lucas Bain, Josh Bain, Knate Bain, Maggie Bain
Great-Grandchildren: Matthew Stobaugh, Logan Tyra, Mallory Moss, Noah Moss, Eliza White, Kayden Ceeppel, Hialeah Jenkins, Braiden Lunsford, and Jared Bain
And a host of relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John Wesley and Olivia Martin, her husband, John Clifton Bain, brothers John Wesley Martin, Jr., Dalton W. Martin(Potts), and Norman Martin, sisters Julia Ellen (Sudie) Loyd and Doreen Morgan, and a granddaughter Emma Elrod.
Funeral services will be Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Beasley-Wood Chapel with Brother Larry Pilliow officiating. Internment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Mena, Arkansas under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
6-5-18 5:03 p.m. kawx.org
Mystrey Joie James
May 31, 20018 ~ June 2, 2018
Mystrey Joie James entered the world on Saturday, May 31, 2008 and left too soon on Saturday, June 2, 2018. She was 10 years old.Mystrey just finished the 3rd grade and attended Arkansas Virtual Academy. She loved animals and wanted to be a veterinarian when she grew up. She was involved in scouting and the Ouachita Little Theater. She was full of energy, imagination, and giggles. She loved making art and anything with sparkles. She attended First Baptist Church in Hatfield. Mystrey had a big heart and never met a stranger. She loved adventures.
Mystrey was a loving daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin, and friend. She was survived by her parents, Tommy and Amanda Broach of Nashville, Arkansas; one brother, Gabriel Jackson of Nashville, Arkansas; one sister, Patience Broach of Nashville, Arkansas; paternal grandparents, Carl and Mary Broach of Vandervoort, maternal grandmothers, Ronda Moore and Betty Moore of Mena, Arkansas; Robert Jackson and family, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A memorial service will be held Friday, June 8, 2018 at 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church in Hatfield, Arkansas with Brother Scott O' Rear officiating. Cremation services are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting new stuffed animals be donated in Mystrey's honor and then will be donated to the Arkansas Children's Hospital after the service.
6-5-18 2:15 p.m. kawx.org
Billy George Walker
February 18, 1939 - June 1, 2018
Billy Walker, age 79, of Cove, Arkansas, died Friday, June 1, 2018 at Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab. He was born on Saturday, February 18, 1939 to George Franklin and Hazel Mildred Vantrease Walker in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Billy loved his country and served in the United States Army for 30 years as well as the United States Marine Corps for 4 years. He enjoyed working on cars and shooting his guns. Billy was a great thinker and was a very patient man. His wife was the most important guiding light in his life. Billy was a member of the NRA and was very proud of his time spent with the military serving the country. Billy was a loving husband, father, grandfather and a great friend who will be missed by all who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Billy is survived by his wife, Marilyn Walker of Cove; two sons and daughter in law, Greg and Debra Walker of St. Joseph, Missouri and Jay Walker of Cove; three grandchildren, Alexis Walker, Trenten Walker, and Luke Walker all of St. Joseph, Missouri; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at the Nobel Center in Cove with Brother Steve Squires officiating. Interment will follow at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove. General visitation will be during business hours at Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.
Kent Shrader age 67 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Baylor Medical Center, in Dallas Texas.
Kent was born in Mena, Arkansas on March 7, 1951 to the late Addis H. Shrader and the late Clarica Plevan Norris Shrader. He was happily married to Dixie Southern Shrader for 42 years. He retired from Mena Wal-Mart in 2016 after 20 years and was a lifetime cattle rancher. Kent loved outdoor hobbies such as fishing and hunting with family and friends. He took pride in helping several people kill their first deer, turkey, squirrel, or hook their first fish. Above all he loved his family and grandchildren deeply. He was a thoughtful and loving husband, father, Poppy, brother, uncle and friend to all.
He is survived by his wife: Dixie Shrader of Mena, Arkansas
Daughters: Katrina Evans and husband David of Van Buren, Arkansas, and Kendra Myers and husband Justin of Mena, Arkansas
Grandchildren: Chisum Myers and Addis Myers
Brother: Brent Shrader and wife Becky of Mena, Arkansas
Sister: Regina Walker of Mena, Arkansas.
He was preceded in death by his parents Addis and Clarica Shrader, brothers Bobby Joe Norris and Rodney O. Norris, brother-in-law Larry D. Walker, and sister-in-law Kathy Shrader.
Funeral services will be Friday, June 8, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Beasley-Wood Chapel with Brother Donnie Jewell and Brother Deno Weingarten officiating. Interment will follow at the Mollie Gann Cemetery in Potter, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Family and friend’s visitation will be Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Beasley-Wood from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to any veteran’s organization or the charity of one’s choice.
Pallbearers are Bill Wetherington, Burt Nichols, Phillip Hatley, Dean Terrell, Tony Lambert, Steve Golden, Mike Jackson, Sr., and Dennis Rowe.
Honorary pallbearers are Joe Murphy, Gary Boone, Dr. Richard Calleton, Shone Rose and Johnny Seavers.
6-4-18 5:17 p.m. kawx.org
Bethel Hicks, age 100 of Sims, Arkansas and went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 2, 2018.
She was born January 12, 1918 to the late Thomas Houston Hicks and the late Melvina Willhite Hicks. She was a teacher by profession. Mrs. Hicks was the caretaker of the family. It made her happy to make sure others had what they needed even if it meant her doing without. She loved her family and church, being a member of the Pine Ridge Union Church. In the past, when she was able, she would prepare Sunday dinner for the preacher. She didn’t have any children or grandchildren of her own but was considered mother and grandmother to many. Mrs. Hicks was a loving Christian woman and will be dearly missed.
Survivors are any nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Melvina Hicks and her brothers and sisters Dora Howard, Kirby Hicks, George Hicks, Leona McBride, Gilbert Hicks, Wesley Hicks, Grace Chambers, Wilford Hicks, Glen Hicks and Clifford Hicks.
Funeral service will be Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pine Ridge Union Church with Brother Randy Deramus officiating. Interment will follow in the Pine Ridge Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m. before the service at the Pine Ridge Union Church.
Pallbearers will be Travis Quinn, Derek Quinn, Colton Milam, Clayton Milam, Rodney Milam and Marty Taylor.
6-3-18 4:39 p.m. kawx.org