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.
9-30-18 1:46 p.m. kawx.org
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
9-6-18 5:33 p.m. kawx.org