Obituaries Archives for 2018-11

Dorothy Lea Dollarhyde Obituary

Dorothy Lea Dollarhyde

December 21, 1929 - November 15, 2018

 

Dorothy Dollarhyde, age 88, of Mena, Arkansas, died, Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab in Mena. She was born on Saturday, December 21, 1929 to William and Nancy Lee Ketcher Russell in Miami, Oklahoma. 

Dorothy loved her family and spending time with them. She was a homemaker and loved to sew for her family and cook. Some of her family's favorite dishes were her cornbread dressing at Thanksgiving and her chocolate gravy and hot biscuits in the morning. Dorothy loved going to church and was of the Pentecostal faith. Dorothy was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Roy Dollarhyde; five sons, Donald Dollarhyde, Mark Dollarhyde, Roy Dollarhyde Jr., Ross Dollarhyde, and Jody Dollarhyde; two daughters, Nancy lane and Rebecca Dollarhyde; and fourteen brothers and sisters which included five sets of twins, Jessie and Jasper, Paul and Pauline, Alice and Dallas, Pearl and Earl, Lee and Leona, as well as William, Gracie, Helen, and Maxine.

Dorothy is survived by her son, Matthew Dollarhyde of Alabama; her daughter, Michelle Rosson of Mena; twenty seven grandchildren, sixty two great grandchildren; twenty-four great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside service will be Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at the Elm Cemetery in Leach, Oklahoma under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena. Visitation will be general. 

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

 

11-16-18 4:18 p.m. kawx.org 

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Sodona Elieen Koch Obituary

Sodona Elieen Koch age 87, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday, November 12, 2018 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas.


Sodona was born on December 17, 11930 in Lawrenceville, Illinois to the late Marion McBride and Opal Brown McBride. She loved God and her family. Lois was a loving and kind mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all who knew her.

She is survived by sons: Douglas Howard Coppes of Wisconsin and Gary Redman of Louisiana

Grandchildren: Jeanette Martin, Kimberly Srinara, Ken Coppes, David Coppes and John Coppes

Great-grandchildren: Kailey Martin, Lily Coppes, Abby Coppes, Brandon Coppes, Justin Coppes and Jenna Coppes


Daughter and son-in-law: Diane and Joe Marrello.

She was preceded in death by her parents Marion and Opal McBride.

Memorial service will be Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Assembly of God Church in Mena with Brother Ron Tilley officiating.

 

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

 

11-15-18 6:07 p.m. kawx.org

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Betty Jean Ward Obituary

Betty Jean Ward

November 25, 1937 - November 14, 2018

 

Betty Jean Ward, age 80, of Mena, Arkansas, died, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at the Mena Regional Health System. She was born on Thursday, November 25, 1937 to George Silas and Sarah Ella Atchley Weatherby in Mena, Arkansas. 

Betty loved her family and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was of the Baptist faith. Some of Betty’s hobbies included spending time working on genealogy and crocheting. She worked as an LPN at Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab for fifteen years before retiring in 2000. Betty liked to listen to Gospel music and spend time with her beloved dog, Ozzy. She was a member of the Daughter's of the American Revolution. Betty was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Floyd Richard Ward and her brother Johnny Weatherby. 

Betty is survived by her five sons, Michael Ward, Gary Ward, Keith Ward, Jason Ward all of Mena and Brian Ward of Loogootee, Indiana; two daughters, Karen Ward of Mena and Ellen Thacker of County Line, Oklahoma; her sister, Edith McAllister of Fayetteville, Arkansas; eighteen grandchildren, twelve great grandchild; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be Monday, November 19, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena. Interment will follow in the Rocky Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-5 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Pallbearers will be Aaron Haney, Jake Ward, Josh Hulliberger, Shane Thacker, Jared Thacker, Sean Ward and Lance Wittwer.

 

11-15-18 5:41 p.m. kawx.org

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Lois Marie Cunningham Obituary

Lois Marie Cunningham, age 91, of Mena passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2018 in Mena, Arkansas. 

Lois was born on September 17, 1927 in Hugo, Oklahoma to the late Jim Woods and the late Mary Jane Young Woods. She was a loving and kind homemaker. Lois enjoyed many things in life such as bingo, sewing, quilting and working in her vegetable gardens. She was dedicated on going to church and her Bible Study group. Lois was voted at Peachtree as the Kindest Woman and also taught a sewing class at Peachtree. She loved being out in and viewing the beautiful nature. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister, and friend to all who knew her. Lois will be missed by all. 

She is survived by son: Barry Cunningham of Zafra, Oklahoma

Son-in-law: Bill Richmond of Mena, Arkansas

Daughters: Charlene Morris and husband David of Norman, Oklahoma, Linda Weinheimer and husband Bob of Maricopa, Arizona, and Jane Owens and husband Frankie of Mena, Arkansas

Grandchildren: Valerie Oglesby, Renee Martin, Jana Carr, and Brett Cunningham

Great-grandchildren: Kasey Lewis, Arian Robertson, Brittany Wheless, Hunter Martin, Carson Carr and Cody Carr

Great-great grandchildren: Jeffrey Robertson, Jaxen Robertson, and Karsen Wheless

Sister: Fern Benthin of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma

Numerous other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Jim and Mary Jane Woods, and husband Marion Eugene, “Pete”Cunningham, a daughter, Carolyn Richmond, and brother Bill Barnes and sister Mattie Morton.

Funeral service will be Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at First Christian Church with Reverend Gary Garrett 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 friends visitation Friday, November 16, 2018 at, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Martin, David Donica, Devin Wheless, Nick Robertson, Hunter Martin, and Chris Head.
 
11-14-18 7:31 p.m. kawx.org 

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Robert Albert Genzel Jr. Obituary

Robert Albert Genzel Jr.

March 9, 1942 - November 8, 2018

 

Robert Albert Genzel Jr., age 76, of Vandervoort, Arkansas, died Thursday, November 8, 2018 at his home. He was born on Monday, March 9, 1942 to Robert Albert Genzel Sr. and Porter Reis "Penny" Nelms Genzel in Dallas, Texas.

Robert, also affectionately known as "Dad, Daddy, Bob, Bobby, Papa and Willy Bob" by his closest family and friends was a loving husband to our dear mom Ann, father of 4, grandfather of 12, brother, uncle and a great friend who will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Our Dad has left us a legacy of what it means to be a husband and loving caretaker to our Mom. What it means to be a daddy and papa to his kids and his grandkids. The importance of family traditions, laughter & making memories that will not only last our lifetime but will be passed on from generation to generation.

He was a hardworking man of MANY talents and we loved him dearly. Dad was a builder, drummer, mechanic, plumber, electrician, carpenter, gardener, cook, hunter, avid fisherman, expert story teller and professional smart ass. We could go on and on. But mostly, he was our Daddy and we will miss his advice, voice and laughter every day. We will forever have a hole in our hearts that we cannot fix without our faith in the Lord, as we know with Gods' grace and mercy we will see our beloved Dad again one day.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, and one brother and sister in law, Tom and Nadine Genzel.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Anna Genzel of Vandervoort; one son and daughter-in-law, Robby A Genzel III and wife Jamie of Anna,Texas. Three daughters: Tammy Genzel Williamson of Prosper, Texas; Christy Genzel Williamson of Celina, Texas; and Jennifer Genzel of Frisco, Texas. Two brothers and sisters-in-law: Timothy Allen and Linda Genzel of Wickes, Arkansas; Danny and Debra Genzel of Cove, Arkansas. Three sisters and brothers-in-law: Janet and Murl Elliston of Fort Worth, Texas; Kathy Baker of Edmond, Oklahoma; Cecilia and James Martin of Edmond Oklahoma. Twelve grandchildren: Tori Deleon; Cody Genzel; Tristan Genzel; Wyatt Williamson; Brody Genzel; Parker Genzel; Hope Williamson; Grace Williamson; Halle Williamson; Jake Williamson; Luke Genzel; and Ella Genzel. Many nieces, nephews, a host of other relatives, and friends.

Please join us now as we celebrate his life and remember the wonderful memories and long legacy he has left his family and friends.

May the rhythm of his memories be forever in our hearts.

A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 2:30 pm at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Mena, Arkansas with Father Harvey as celebrant. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the GoFundMe account by following this link, https://www.gofundme.com/bob-genzel.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com 

 

11-12-18 11:56 a.m. kawx.org 

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James M. L. "Tinker" Combs Obituary

James M. L. “Tinker” Combs, age 79, of Watson, Oklahoma passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018 at his home.

He was born August 28, 1939 to the late James Toga Combs and the late Tressie Mae Turner Combs. He was united in marriage to JoAnn Romine. Tinker was a self-employed business man. He loved hunting and fishing and the outdoors in general. He enjoyed watching western movies, reading western books, and took great enjoyment in boxing. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend.

Survivors are wife: JoAnn Combs of Watson, Oklahoma

Daughter: Jamie Chambers and husband Sean of Fort Worth, Texas

Grandchildren: Elizabeth Chambers and Elena Chambers

Friend and Nephew: Don Hovator of Mena, Arkansas

Numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents James and Tressie Combs, his brothers J. D. “PeeWee” Combs, and James LeRoy Combs, his sisters Theresa Corene Myers, Helen LaBlue, and Juanita Stone.

Graveside service will be Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove, Arkansas with Brother Ronnie Tilley officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

 

11-11-18 4:23 p.m. kawx.org 

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Gay Marshall Obituary

Gay Marshall, age 65, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, November 9, 2018 in Mena.

She was born January 16, 1953 to the late Hollis Marshall and the late Mary Willhite Marshall. She was a dispatcher for the Polk County Sherriff’s Office for 20 years. Gay enjoyed her dogs. Mostly, she loved her children and grandchildren. Gay was a people person and never met a stranger. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She will be dearly missed.

Survivors are daughters: Teresa Cochran of Pickerington, Ohio, and Mary Standerfer and husband Tracy of Cove, Arkansas

 

Grandchildren: Madison Gilbert of Dayton, Ohio, Macy Gilbert of Pickerington, Ohio, and Halie Standerfer of Cove, Arkansas

Brothers: Larry Marshall of Arizona, Thomas Marshall and wife Kathy of Mena, Arkansas, Charles Marshall and wife Joan of Mena, Arkansas

Sisters: Kathy Bailey and husband David of Westville, Oklahoma, and Carol Sickles and husband Clay of Mena, Arkansas

Numerous other family and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hollis and Mary Marshall.

Graveside service will be Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pine Ridge Cemetery in Pine Ridge, Arkansas with Brother Bryan Richardson officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

 

11-10-18 3:30 p.m. kawx.org 

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Beverly Ann Bolton Obituary

Beverly Ann Bolton age 68 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at her home surrounded by family and loved ones.


Beverly loved her family tremendously. She also loved nature and animals. Her first love was the Lord. She was so very talented and never met a stranger.


Our family would like to extend our love to Ouachita Hospice Family, who took care of our whole family with genuine love. Kelly Westbrook your friendship to our Mama will never be forgotten.


Beverly was preceded in death by brother B. David Flora, and grandsons Michael and Benjamin Smith.


She is survived by mother: Mary Harp


Daughter: Amanda Smith Phillips and husband Matthew


Son: Robert Baker and Billie Holloway


Granddaughters: Beth Smith and Savanna Cornelius


Grandson: Tyler Cornelius


Great-grandsons: Harper Smith, Elliott Cornelius and Gabriel Cornelius.

Beverly was interred at Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.


A small reception will be held in the Spring, her favorite time of year. 


Forever remembered in our hearts, Mama, until we meet again on those glorious shores. We will forever look for you through nature. I am a better person for having you as my Mama and friend.

 

11-9-18 11:05 a.m. kawx.org 

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Edna Talley Sloan Obituary

Edna Talley Sloan age 96 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday, November 5,2018 in Mena.


Edna was born on March 8, 1922 in Eva, Alabama to the late Thomas Jefferson Talley and the late Alice Williams Talley. She was married to the late Kenneth M. Sloan for 67 years. Edna worked for the United States Postal service until she retired. She loved to study and teach the Bible. Edna was a member of the Dallas Avenue Baptist Church. Edna enjoyed gardening, painting and sewing. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grand mother, and friend to all who knew her. She will be dearly missed.


She is survived by son: Douglas Sloan and wife Brenda of Mena, Arkansas


Daughter-in-law: Donna Sloan wife of the late Phillip Talley Sloan of Mena, Arkansas


Grandchildren: Alessa Sloan of Davison, Michigan, Amanda Baker and husband Dewayne of Mena, Arkansas, Chase Night and wife Alexa of Mena, Arkansas, Nathan Sloan and fiance’ Jessica of Los Angeles, California, and Nicole Sloan of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


8 Great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren.


She is preceded in death by her parents Thomas and Alice Talley, husband, Kenneth M. Sloan, son Phillip Sloan, sisters Odell Wallace and Judy Thieme.


Funeral service will be Saturday, November 10, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at Dallas Avenue Baptist Church 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 Friday, November 9, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood.


In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Gideons in her name.


Pallbearers will be Dewayne Baker, Bobby Daniel, A.L. Hadaway, Joe Head, Dewayne Meador and Kenny Williams.


Honorary pallbearers are her Bible Study Ladies: Betty Daniels, Brenda Egger, Melba Head, Bonnie Heavener, Becky Hudson, Donna Johnson, Brenda McMillan, Connie Polk, Elsie Russell, Pat Sharp and Phyllis White. 

 

11-6-18 12:51 p.m. kawx.org 

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Inez Virginia Herndon Obituary

Inez Virginia Herndon of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, November 3, 2018 peacefully in the home of her granddaughter Cynthia Crider and her husband Rodger in Potter, Arkansas surrounded by her family at age 87. 

Inez was born May 1st, 1931 in Sylvester, Georgia. She worked as a nurse’s aide and a foster grandparent of many years. She enjoyed casinos, bluegrass music, bingo, old westerns, Matlock, her dogs and her family and friends. Inez lived happily with her husband Dan in Wright City, Oklahoma. She traveled, sang, camped, fished, went to church singings and enjoyed her life to the fullest. Inez was a loving mother sister, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother and friend.

Inez is survived by daughters: Barbara McLellan and husband Glenn of Potter, Arkansas, Virginia Cooke of Mena, Arkansas, Connie Verdic of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Marie Carroll and husband Dewey of Hatfield, Arkansas, and Caroline Reed and husband Ed of Arizona

Son: Roger and wife Dewanna of Shreveport, Louisiana

Brothers: Charles and wife Nancy of Cortland, Ohio and Bill and wife Paula of Poplar, Mississippi

Sisters: Margie and husband Guy of Booneville, Arkansas, Jeanette Allen of Mena, Arkansas, and Mary Whisenhunt of Mena, Arkansas.

She had 7 children, 29 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren, 16 great- great grandchildren, and a host of cousins and other family members. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Daniel Herndon, mother Nora Henderson, father Robert Henderson, brother Frank and wife Elaine Henderson, son Wayne Barnes, Grandsons Patrick Reed and Corrie Mize, brother in law Edward Allen, Elmer Whisenhunt, and nephew Robert Allen.

Pallbearers are grandsons Alex Crider, Tyler Crider, Fisher Greyson, Buzzie Grayson, Aaron McLellan and Jason Neer, and Granddaughter Renee Barnes.

Memorial service will be Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Crossing Community Center with Brother Victor Rowell officiating. Services are arranged under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
 
11-5-18 3:00 p.m. kawx.org 

 

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John Nicklos Marshall

John Nicklos Marshall

November 2, 1930 - November 3, 2018

 

John Nicklos Marshall, age 88, of Pine Ridge, died Saturday, November 3, 2018 at John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital in Little Rock. He was born on Sunday, November 2, 1930 to Herman Paul and Irene Risenhoover Marshall in Pine Ridge, Arkansas.

John served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict and was honorable discharged in December 1953. After the service, John began a 30 year career working at Hampton Bakery. He loved going fishing on the Ouachita River and setting trout lines. John in his younger years enjoyed playing basketball and as the years went by he started watching and going to games. John loved the Lord and was a member of the Oden Baptist Church. John was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle friend who will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his girl friend, Lorene Beck; two brothers, D.L. Marshall and Hollis Marshall. 

John is survived by his one son and daughter in law, Michael and Margarette Marshall of Pine Ridge; his brothers, Billy Bob Marshall of El Dorado, Arkansas and Louis Marshall of Pine Ridge; two sisters, Gennell Tutt of Point, Texas and Herma Jean Rayle of Cameron, West Virginia; four grandchildren, Jennifer Cronin of Fort Smith, Joshua Peters of Fort Smith, Ericka Vassar of Lavaca, and Tiffany Marshall of Jacksonville, Arkansas; five great grandchildren, Anthony Ward, Brian Ward, Ivy Cronin, Alex Cronin and Kenzi Vassar; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Pine Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be general before the service. 

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

 

11-5-18 11:48 a.m. kawx.org 

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Sandra Kay Hill Obituary

Sandra Kay Hill

February 19, 1940 - October 31, 2018

 

Sandra Kay Hill, age 78, of Mena, Arkansas, died, Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Monday, February 19, 1940 to Thomas Raymond and Helen Louise Dyer in Saginaw, Michigan. 

Sandra was a member of the Church of Christ of Latter-Day Saints and spent most of her life as a waitress and homemaker. Sandra enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and her dogs most of all. For over forty years, Sandra has enjoyed taking care of her rose bush in front of her house that her loving husband, Richard plant so many years ago. She and her husband owned and operated Hill Arkansas Kennel, Home of the Chow Chows. Sandra was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard D. Hill; two sons, Calvin Hill, and Timothy Rivett; two daughters, Christine Harmon, and Amanda Rivett; and one sister, Florence Bremmer. 

Sandra is survived by her sons, Jeffrey Hill of Hatfield, Robert Hill of Mena; her daughters, Tammy Watson of Mena, Noreen Cameron of Kempner, Texas, Loreen Ewing of Fort Smith, Corenna Fall of Mena; one brother, Carl Smith of Lake City, Michigan; one sister, Bonnie Blake of Saginaw, Michigan; twenty two grandchildren; twenty one great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Lamar Austin officiating. Interment will follow at the Gann Cemetery in Potter under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena. Visitation will be general.

Pallbearers will be Cody Christensen, Rory Christensen, Rocky Christensen, Allen Williams, Greg James, and Edward Ericson, III.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

 

11-1-18 11:16 a.m. kawx.org

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