Obituaries Archives for 2019-01

Susan Bell Obituary

Susan Bell age 72 of Tyler, Texas passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2019 in Tyler. Texas

She was born November 8, 1946 in Ferndale, Michigan to the late Herbert Marlatt and the late Nancy Adult Marlatt. Susan was married to George Bell and retired from being an operations manager in the computer business. Susan was a kind gentle soul that had a strong faith in Jesus Christ her Lord and Savior. She enjoyed being outdoors fishing and camping with family and friends. She liked doing Yoga and listening to music. She loved animals and took great joy in themm, especially dogs. Above all she treasured her family. She was a loving and kind wife, mother, step-mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all.

She is survived by husband: George Bell of Tyler, Texas

Son: Todd Walrath of Jacksonville, Florida

Daughter: Samantha Rickard of Spring, Texas

Step-daughter: Shannon Woolsey of Eustace, Texas

Six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and two on the way.

She was preceded in death by her parents Herbert and Nancy Marlatt.

Graveside service will be Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena. 
 

 

1-31-19 4:35 p.m. KAWX.ORG

 

0
comments


Nodene Alice Parnell Obituary

Nodene Alice Parnell age 74 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2019 in Mena, Arkansas.

She was born January 31, 1944 in Duckett, Arkansas to the late John Henry Garrison and the late Sarah Mae Bradley Garrison. Nodene loved and enjoyed being a homemaker to her family. She enjoyed watching “Golden Girls” and an avid movie watcher. One of her favorites movies was “Dirty Dancing”. Above all she loved and treasured her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend to all who knew her.

She is survived by sons: Anthony Parnell of Springdale, Arkansas, John Parnell of Las Vegas, Nevada, Michael Parnell of Mena, Arkansas, and Jeffrey Parnell of Mena, Arkansas

Daughters: Cynthia Loyd of Wickes, Arkansas, Tammy Rogers of Grannis, Arkansas, Cherie Thacker and husband Leon of Mena, Arkansas, and LeeAnne Parnell of Fort Smith, Arkansas

Numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren

Brother: Charles Garrison of Wickes, Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Jerry Watts and Betty Thomas, and a brother, Doyle Garrison.

Graveside service will be Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Crystal Hill Cemetery with Brother Donnie Jewell officiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Online obituary: beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

1-31-19 4:30 p.m. KAWX.ORG

 

0
comments


Donnie Gene Smith Obituary

 
Donnie Gene Smith age 67 of Mena, Arkansas passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 29, 2019 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas surrounded by his wife and children.

Donnie was born on October 8, 1951 in Mena, Arkansas to the late James Franklin Looney and the late Louise Egger Looney. He was a loving and devoted husband to Regina Rowe Smith for 47 wonderful years. Donnie worked as a heavy equipment operator and was a foreman for Polk County Road Department for many years and retired from Forsgren, Inc. He always loved playing in the dirt! In his early days, he enjoyed working auctions and later in life, enjoyed going to auctions with his wife Regina. He was a devoted family man, that loved his family with all his heart. Those that knew Donnie were aware that providing for his family was his greatest calling and played a large part of guiding his life. Donnie adored his wife and loved sending her flowers and buying her jewelry. He admired beautiful sunsets and the outdoors, but above all he was strong, caring, compassionate and had a big heart for family and friends. He was a loving husband, dad, papa, brother, brother-in-law and friend to all who knew him. He will be dearly missed.

Husband to: Regina Smith of Mena, Arkansas

Dad to: Donita Smith Gardner and wife Lindy of Valley Village, California,  Erika Graves and husband Ronnie of Mena, Arkansas, Emily Schnell and husband James of Mena, Arkansas, and Seth Smith and wife Jessica of Mena, Arkansas

Papa to grandchildren: Ava, Abigail, Max, Molly, Andrew, Libby, Owen, Lucas, and Hailee

Papa to great-grandchildren: Tucker, Marcus, and Sophia

Brother to: Linda Dempsey and husband James of Mena, Arkansas

Brother-in-law to: Cindy Looney of Mena, Arkansas, Dennis Rowe and wife Linda of Mena, Arkansas, Brenda Baldwin and husband Joe of Hatfield, Arkansas, Lavon Rowe of Mena, Arkansas, Brent Rowe and Dave McLeod of Little Rock, Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Louise Looney and his brother, Ricky Looney.

Funeral service will be Friday, February 1, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Beasley-Wood Chapel with Ron Broussard officiating. Interment will follow in the Six- Mile Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com 
 

 

1-30-19 1:02 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

0
comments


Sara Collins Read Obituary

Sara Collins Read

January 22, 1930 - January 28, 2019

 

Sara Collins Umphress Read, age 89, of Mena, Arkansas formerly of Dallas, Texas, died Monday, January 28, 2019 at her home. She was born on Wednesday, January 22, 1930 to Charles Francis and Sarah Bradshaw Umphress in Dallas, Texas.

Sara was of the Methodist faith and was guided in life by her faith, children and family. She owned and operated KTER in Terrell, Texas and KBUS in Mexia, Texas with her husband, Bill Collins for twenty-five years. She was always a fan of Big Band music. Sara was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and a great friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her first husband and father of her children, Billy Joe Collins; her second husband, John Read; one son, Bill Collins; and two sisters, Annice Renz and Jerre Nurree.

Sara is survived by two sons and daughter in law, Joe and Susan Collins of Sunnyvale, Texas, and Andy Collins of Sunnyvale, Texas; one daughter and son in law, Denni and Lou Longoria of Mena; one sister, Pacheco Pyle of Dallas, Texas; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A private service will be held in Dallas, Texas at a later date. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

 

1-29-19 4:35 p.m. KAWX.ORG

 

 

0
comments


Hilton Leroy Bell Obituary

Hilton Leroy Bell, age 89, of Vandervoort, Arkansas left his earthly home on January 28th, 2019. 

Hilton was born on top of Iron Mountain September 9th, 1929 to Thomas Arthur Bell and Ethel Underwood Bell. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 57 years Betty Joan Bell along with three brothers Freeman Bell, Gene Bell, and Wayman Bell and two sisters Mabel Egger Powell and Mavis Rice.

Hilton received a Bachelors in Agricultural Education from the University of Arkansas Fayetteville in 1956 and is known to countless students as Mr. Bell having taught at Van-Cove high school for 29 years and was a Broiler Grower for Tyson for 32 years. Hilton served in the United States Army for 14 months with a tour of duty in the Korean War earning two battle stars. He was recognized throughout his life for his principles, values and willingness to help his neighbors.

His greatest joy included his love for Christ which he shined brightly to a weary world, spending time in his beloved mountains and enjoying the company of his vast family and numerous friends. His love, strength, and stories of a time long ago will be greatly missed by many.

He is survived by children: Chuck and wife Beverly Bell of Mena, Arkansas, Hershel and wife Pamela Bell of Cove, Arkansas, Belinda and husband Terry Williamson of DeQueen, Arkansas, and Betina and husband Carl Fair of Dardanelle, Arkansas

Grandchildren: Christy and Matt Cozart of Bentonville, Arkansas, Ryan and Ashli Bell of Springdale, Arkansas, Brent Bell of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Wendy and Patrick McDaniel of Mena, Arkansas, Clint and Tanya Bell of Cove, Arkansas, Jennifer and Bo Hayes of Cove, Arkansas, Shauna and Jacob Wagner of Mena, Arkansas, Cheyenne Bell of Springdale, Arkansas, Kristen and Alex Wade of Vandervoort, Arkansas, Jeffrey and Lacey Williamson of Ashdown, Arkansas, Derinda and Jon Trobaugh of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Monica and Rob Christopher of Conway, Arkansas, Kisha and Jarret Rogers of Bryant, Arkansas, Zack and Lili Fair of Springdale, Arkansas, and Isaiah Fair of Morrilton, Arkansas

Great-grandchildren: Colton and Courtney McDaniel of Mena, Arkansas, Kailey, Joey and Bradley Wade of Vandervoort, Arkansas, Hannah, Justin, and Gabriel Bell of Cove, Arkansas, Cooper and Kimber Hayes of Cove, Arkansas, Jordan, Hayden, Summer and Abi Wagner of Mena, Arkansas, 
Henry, Caroline, John, and Harrison Cozart of Bentonville, Arkansas, Charolette Bell of Springdale, Arkansas, Mallory and Olivia Christopher of Conway, Arkansas, Tyler and Alayna Williamson of Ashdown, Arkansas.

Funeral services for Mr. Hilton Leroy Bell will be Thursday, January 31st at 2:00 pm at the CMA Iron Mountain facility. Interment will follow at Gann cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood. In lieu of flowers, donations to Vandervoort First Baptist Building Fund. Services officiated by Brother Kevin Jewell, Brother Gary Jewell, and Brother Donnie Jewell under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be his great-grandsons 
 

 

1-29-19 4:26 p.m. KAWX.ORG

0
comments


Gerald Lewis Obituary

Gerald Lewis

September 20, 1941 - January 28, 2019

 

Gerald Lewis, age 77, of Pine Ridge, Arkansas died Monday, January 28, 2019 at the Mena Regional Health System. He was born on Saturday, September 20, 1941 to M.J. and Pearl Sherman Lewis in Mena, Arkansas.

Gerald was a lifelong member of the Little Hope Baptist Church and enjoyed the simple things in life. He worked as a machinist and farmer for much of his life and taking care of his cows gave him a lot of joy. Gerald loved his coffee and spending any time he could with his grandchildren. He was very proud of all his family and loved them all very much. Gerald was a loving father, brother, Paw Paw, Uncle Monkey and a great friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Gerald is survived by his son and daughter in law, Shawn and Kim Lewis of Arlington, Texas; two daughters and son in law, Kathy and Travis Dollar of Pine Ridge, and Debbie Inglis of Fort Worth, Texas; one brother and sister in law, Truman and Janet Lewis of Pine Ridge; four grandchildren, Ben Gaither of Fort Worth, Texas, Brady and Kristen Stewart of Fort Worth, Texas, Jacie Lewis of Arlington, Texas, and Bailey Lewis of Arlington, Texas; three nephews and nieces, Tammie Minton of Mena, Missie Reeves of Mena, and Rusty Lewis of Pine Ridge; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held Friday, February 1, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Little Hope Baptist Church in Pine Ridge, Arkansas, with Brother Rusty Lewis officiating. Interment will follow at the Pine Ridge Cemetery. A visitation will be held Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Pallbearers will be Ben Gaither, Brady Stewart, Preston Klutts, Kaleb Reeves, Marcus Herod, Alex McCormick, and Josh Starr.

Honorary Pallbearers are Tims Edwards, Gerald Brewer, Joff Putman, and Lee Klutts.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

 

1-29-19 1:30 p.m. KAWX.ORG

 

0
comments


Willene Ward Maddox Obituary

Willene Ward Maddox age 96, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday, January 28, 2019 in Mena.
 
She was born on May 12, 1922 in Heavener, Oklahoma to the late William Henry and Julia Ford Watson. 
 
Willene started her teaching career in the Fall of 1942, teaching 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades at Eagleton, a part of the Acorn School System. The next year she moved to Acorn where she taught 1st and 2nd grades, as well as teaching Social Studies and Girls Physical Education. 
 
In the Fall of 1946 she moved to Mena and taught English in Junior High, and later High School English.
 
The Fall of 1956 she became the Librarian for Mena Public Schools where she spent the last 26 years. She retired from public school 1984. Willene was a Lifetime Member of the Arkansas Education Association. She served two terms on RMCC Foundation Board and was a member of First
Christian Church.
 
She is survived by step sons: George E. Ward of Thailand and Bill Maddox and wife Shawn of Tulsa, Oklahoma
 
Step grandsons: Col. Chris J. Ward and wife Heather of White Sands Missile Range New Mexico, Remington Maddox of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Addison Maddox of Tulsa, Oklahoma
 
Great-grandsons: C.J., Logan, and Gavin Ward of New Mexico
 
Sisters-in-law: Fredda Thomas of Barnsdoll, Oklahoma and Vivian Whlig of Vancouver, Washington
 
Daughter-in-law: Yolanda Ward of Caldwell, Idaho
 
Special friend whom Willene referred to as “the daughter I never had,” Joyce Hoover of Mena, Arkansas 
 
Special friend and caregiver: Ann Hughes of Mena, Arkansas 
 
Several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Julia Watson, her husbands John L. Ward, Jr. and Lindon L. Maddox, an infant son William Watson Ward, a brother Merle F. Watson, and sister-in-law Lorene Stockton Watson.
 
Graveside services will be Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Pinecrest Memorial Park with Brother Phillip Hatley officiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
 
Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 
To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Willene Ward Maddox please visit our Sympathy Store.
 
1-28-19 4:09 p.m. KAWX.ORG 
 

0
comments


Clifford Andrew Beaver Obituary

Clifford Andrew Beaver age 55 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2019 in Mena.

Clifford was born on July 20, 1964 in Mena, Arkansas to Bob Ross Beaver and Peggy Reed Beaver. He was married to Robbin Marie Beaver. Clifford had an Associate Degree in Electrical Field from Carl Albert. He worked for Nidec for 13 years He enjoyed arrowhead hunting and was an avid history lover on World War II. Clifford liked to hunt with family and friends. Most of all he loved life and people. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend to all who knew him. He will be dearly missed by all.

He is survived by wife: Robbin Marie Beaver of Mena, Arkansas

Son: Corey Tomblin and wife Megan of Mena, Arkansas

Daughter: Clista Martin of Mena, Arkansas

Grandchildren: Madison Tomblin, Bryson Tomblin, Keaton Tomblin, Mason Tomblin, Dayton Lane, Colton Harmon, and Emily Dodson

Brother: Stan Beaver and wife Dawn of Mena, Arkansas

Host of friends at work.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Peggy Beaver, and a brother Brian Beaver.

Graveside service will be Thursday, January 31, 2019, 10:00 a.m. at Mt. Gilead Cemetery in Rocky, Arkansas with Brother Eddie Kennedy and Andy Kennedy officiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Pallbearers will be friends where he worked.

Visitation will be General. 
 

 

1-28-19 3:06 p.m. KAWX.ORG

 

0
comments


Dennis L. Keeton Obituary

Dennis L. Keeton age 72 of Texarkana. Texas passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2019 in Texas.

He was born on January 9, 1947 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Lorin E. Keeton and the late Louise Capehart Keeton. He worked for Red River Army Depot repairing Army vehicles. He enjoyed flying model airplanes in his younger days. Dennis loved Rock and Roll music and collecting guitars as a hobby. He was a loving brother, uncle and friend. 

He is survived by sister: Janis Keeton of Republic, Missouri

Niece: Jordan Lemay of Albuquerque, New Mexico

Host of friends and acquaintances from AA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lorin E. and Louise Keeton, and a brother, Randy Keeton.

Arrangements were made under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena. 
 

 

1-25-19 5:06 p.m. KAWX.ORG

 

0
comments


Florence Hazel Severson Obituary

Florence Hazel Severson

July 28, 1921 - January 23, 2019

 

Florence Severson, age 97, of Cove, Arkansas passed peacefully away Wednesday, January 23, 2019 in Mena. She was born on July 28, 1921 in Muskegon, Michigan to the late Louis Gagnon and the late Alice Regno Gagnon.

Florence was a faithful member of St. Agnes Catholic Church and was often heard telling people how "God is taking care of me."

She was a licensed beautician in the state of Minnesota and spent many years in that field. She also enjoyed jobs in a garden center and in a factory making blimps. When she moved to Mena she spent 15 beautiful years giving long term loving care to many elderly women. Florence loved to cook and was known for her pies, cakes and various kinds of bread. She delighted in being out and about; dancing, playing cards, shopping and socializing. She was a dedicated bell ringer for the Salvation Army for many years and always dressed up to celebrate the ringing.

Florence loved all animals and especially her dogs. Peanut was forever by her side. She was her "baby."

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 53 years, Gordon Severson; five sisters, Eva Dault, Isabelle Gagnon, Margaret Beggel, Evelyn Juaire, and Beatrice Fuller, and by four brothers, Leo, Bill, Ed and Harry Gagnon.

Florence is survived by her only son, Steve and wife, Peggy of Cove. She has three grandsons; Tim and Pricila of Las Vegas, NV; Tom and Carolyn of Alvin, Texas; and Brian of Cove. There are also two great grandsons. As dear to her as family were Liz Super and family, Randy Zalky, and Barbara Hill, all of Cove; Diane and Robert Garcia, of Hatfield; and Ruth Velzke of Faribault, Minnesota. In addition many people loved her and will miss her from St. Agnes Catholic Church, where she was an unforgettable and faithful member.

It has been said in both Minnesota and in Arkansas, "If you see something coming down the road fast and glittery, you'll know it's Florence."

A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at St. Agnes Catholic Church. The rosary service will begin at 10:00 A.M. led by Deacon Tony Salamone. Mass will follow celebrated by the pastor, Father Joseph Shantiraj. Cremation services are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas.

Florence will be taken to be buried next to her husband, Gordon in Minnesota at a later date.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

 

1-24-19 4:34 p.m. KAWX.ORG

 

0
comments


James Aaron White Obituary

James Aaron White, age 71, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2019 in Mena.

He was born November 5, 1947 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Wilbur Walter White and the late Juanita Brown White. James was married to Phyllis Phillips White for 47 years. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He also was a farmer and a crucial part of the VFD at Cherry Hill. He was a very outgoing person who loved to hunt, fish and spend time with grandchildren. James was an excellent role model for family and friends. He enjoyed serving his community and above all he loved his family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and friend to all who knew him. He will dearly be missed.

He is survived by wife: Phyllis White of Mena, Arkansas

Sons: Jamie White and wife Lorene of Mena, Arkansas and Aaron White of Mena, Arkansas

Grandchildren: Alissa and Michael White, Haley White, Cody and Chelsee Shores and Breanna White

Five great-grandchildren

Host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a great-granddaughter, Bexley White.

Funeral service will be Friday, February 1, 2019 at Beasley Wood Chapel with Brother Boots Donaldson officiating.

Family and friends visitation will be Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Beasley Wood from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com 
 

 

1-24-19 4:29 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

0
comments


Marjorie Avis Marthaler Obituary

Marjorie Avis Marthaler age 95, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Thursday, January 24, 2019 in Mena.

She was born on May 27, 1923 in Toledo, Illinois to the late Oscar William Lowry and the late Maudelene Caroline Wilkin Lowry. Marjorie was a loving homemaker and worked as a CNA. 

Marjorie loved the Lord and served Him with her powerful faith. She enjoyed sewing, singing and gardening.

The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Mena Manor for their love and care.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to all. She will be dearly missed.

She is survived by sons: Richard Warner of Mena, Arkansas, Raymond Warner and wife Linda of Mena, Arkansas, George Parkhurst of Topeka, Kansas, and William Parkhurst and wife Nancy of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents Oscar and Maudelene Lowry, husband Fred Marthaler, sons Paul Edward Bowman, Earl Parkhurst, Robin Parkhurst, and Michael Warner.

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

Service will be in Wisconsin at a later date. 
 

 

1-24-19 11:38 a.m. KAWX.ORG

 

0
comments


Gerald Ray McNew Obituary

Gerald Ray McNew, age 82, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Sunday, January 20, 2019 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

He was born September 5, 1936 in Ashland, Nebraska to the late Hobert James McNew and the late Blanche Albert McNew. Gerald proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and was an electronic technician for Bell Helicopter by profession. Gerald was a faithful member of the Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Mena. A favorite hobby of his was putting together model railroads, aircraft models and classic car models. He enjoyed taking care of his dogs, Hope and Buddy, who were always by his side. He was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, great-great grandfather, brother, and friend.

Survivors are sons: Daniel Ray McNew of The Colony, Texas, Timothy Lee McNew of Woodstock, Ohio, and Philip Alan McNew of Lewisville, Texas

Daughters: Kathryn Ann Philpot of Wolfe City, Texas and Patricia Lynn Ragan of Denton, Texas 

Twelve grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren

Sister: Rose Marie Bolton of Blair, Nebraska.

He was preceded in death by his parents Hobert and Blanche McNew, his wife, Jeanette McNew, a daughter, Barbara Barrett, and a brother Hobert J.”Toby” McNew, Jr.

Funeral service will be Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Faith Missionary Baptist Church with Brother Tim Harper and Brother Townsley officiating. Interment will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Family and friends visitation will be Friday, January 25, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Pallbearers will be Stephen McNew, Chris McNew, Matt McNew, Abel Romo, Joshua Roma and Randy Acevedo.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com 
 

 

1-23-19 2:33 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

0
comments


Melvin Autry Harrison Obituary

Melvin Autry Harrison age 70 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2019 in Mena, Arkansas.

He was born on October 27, 1948 in Mena, Arkansas to the late J.V. Wilhite and May Jo Strothers Wilhite. Melvin was happily married to Beverly Kay Trowbridge Harrison. He worked as a heavy equipment operator in construction until he retired. Melvin was a workaholic but still enjoyed being with family and friends hunting and fishing. He enjoyed going to lake and most of all sitting on his porch drinking coffee. Above all he appreciated and adored his family and serving God. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend to all who knew him.

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

Sons: Corey Harrison and wife Marcy of Sidney, Montana, and Delbert King and wife Tracie of Talihina, Oklahoma

Daughters: Deana Brown of Mena, Arkansas, Dana Edgar and husband Shawn of Rockville, Indiana, and Lanna Rice and husband Aaron of Mena, Arkansas

Ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren

Brother: Olen Foster of Mena, Arkansas

Sisters: Pam Ward of Mena, Arkansas, Kathy Musgrave of Mena, Arkansas, and Charlie Jo Bates of Mena, Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents J. V. and May Jo Wilhite.

Funeral service will be Friday, January 25, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Christ Community Fellowship Church with Brother Lance Sawyer officiating. Interment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Visitation will be general. 

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com 
 

 

1-23-19 9:24 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

 

 

0
comments


Tessie Faye McConnell Obituary

Tessie Faye McConnell age 76 of Wagoner, Oklahoma passed away Saturday, January 19, 2019 in Waldron, Arkansas.

Tessie was born December 07, 1942 in Muldrow, Oklahoma to the late Homer Welch and the late Pearline Johnson Ortner. She worked as a CNA for many years. Tessie enjoyed reading novels of all kinds and doing word puzzles. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed preparing meals for family and friends. Tessie thoroughly adored her dogs. Most of all she loved her family and friends. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to all. Tessie will be dearly missed.

She is survived by sons: Danny McConnell and wife Mona of Mena, Arkansas, and Charley McConnell and wife Cathy of Mena, Arkansas

Grandchildren: Brandon McConnell, Connor McConnell, Aaron McConnell and Abigail McConnell.

Brothers: Jim Welch, C.B. Welch, Wayne Welch, and Chuck Ortner all of Oklahoma

Sister: Charolette Ortner of Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Lonnie Welch and a sister, Lucy Preston.

Graveside service will be Friday, January 25, 2019, 2:00 p.m. at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Mena with Brother Jerry Musgrove officiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Online obituary: beasleywoodfuneralhome.com 
 

 

1-21-19 11:32 a.m. kawx.org

 

0
comments


Della M. Davis Obituary

 
Della M. Davis, age 95, of Mena, Arkansas passed away peacefully on Friday, January 18, 2019, in Mena Regional Health System.

She was born February 5, 1923 in Foose, Missouri to the late Zenith Patten and the late Susie Isabell Perdue Patten. The Pattens moved to Mena in 1928 and Della attended school at the Ransom School. She then lived out the rest of her life in Mena.

She was a nurse at Polk County Memorial Hospital for many years. She was also employed at Renova Shirt Factory as a supervisor for several years.

Her favorite pastime was vegetable and flower gardening. She also enjoyed writing poems, cross stitch, needle point work, quilting and canning.

Her number one priority in life was caring for her family and putting others’ welfare in the forefront.

She is survived by one daughter Joan Oats Purifoy and husband Marshall, two sons Donald Joe Davis, Jim “Jimbo” Davis and wife Linda, granddaughter Kalyse Greener and husband Steve, step-granddaughter Gemma Humphrey and husband Mike, grandson Patrick Purifoy and wife Kim, great granddaughter, Keeley Purifoy, step-grandson Ethan Nathe, step great-granddaughter Hadley Titsworth, great-grandsons Pierce Purifoy and Braden Donaldson, step great-grandson Gavin Humphrey, nephews Ernal Cunningham, Jeff Cunningham, Vester Parks, great-nephew Chris Head, great-nieces Melissa Tedford and Kelly Mos. Adopted family members were Dave Mitchell and Shelton Bohlman. Elizabeth “Pete” Hensley was a lifetime friend to Della and the family. She had a host of other friends including Lydia and other special nurses at Peachtree Assisted Living.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Beasley-Wood Chapel with Brother Ronnie Wagner officiating. Interment will follow in the White Oak Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. 

Pallbearers are Gary Ryan, Jeff Cunningham, Dewayne Lewis, Bobby Copelin, Patrick Purifoy, Braden Donaldson and Terry Plunkett.
 
1-20-19 5:14 p.m. kawx.org 
 

 

0
comments


Sherry Deanne Copelin Obituary

Sherry Deanne Copelin age 55 Of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday, January 14, 2019 in Mena.

She was born on December 18, 1963 in Coos Bay, Oregon to the late James Edward Henry and the late Nelda Harvey. She was lovingly married for 24 1/2 years to Wesley Copelin. Sherry worked as secretary /bookkeeper as a profession. She loved being outdoors fishing, camping, basically anything to do with being outdoors with family and friends. Sherry loved and adored spending time with her family and was a loving wife and mother. She will be missed by all. Sherry was a devoted wife, mother, sister, and friend to all who knew her.

She is survived by husband: Wesley Copelin

Sons: Wesley J. Copelin, II and wife Hailey, Jonathan D. Copelin, and Nathan W. Copelin

Brothers: John Henry, and Jack Henry and wife Betty

Sisters: Bonnie Leach, Patricia Heard and husband James Heard, and Nita DePreist and husband Dennis

Sister-in-law: Fran Henry

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

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Edward Henry and Virgil Henry.

Mrs. Copelin was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
 
1-16-19 2:55 p.m. kawx.org  
 

0
comments


Dorothy M. Collier Obituary

Dorothy M. Collier

July 22, 1939 - January 15, 2019

 

Dorothy M. Collier, age 79, of Mena, Arkansas died Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Mena Manor. She was born on Saturday, July 22, 1939 to John Cliner and Gladys Fletcher Prueitte in Lemoore, California.

Dorothy was of the Baptist faith and was guided in life by her friends and family. She worked as the cook at Country Express for twenty-four years where she was greatly appreciated for knowing how to have a good time. Dorothy loved raising her children and loved them immensely. She enjoyed all kinds of arts and crafts and had quite a knack for them. Dorothy was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and a great friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jack Collier Sr; her son, Michael Bain; two brothers, Roy Prueitte and David Prueitte; and two sisters, Mabel Dias and Bess Digario.

Dorothy is survived by four sons, Jack Collier Jr of California, Karl Collier of Mena, David Bain of Escondido, California, and Billy Bain of Oakhurst, California; one daughter, Michelle Overturf of Bass Lake, California; one brother, Junior Prueitte; one sister, JoAnn Hoover of Visalia, California; her nephew, Scott Horner; ten grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside service will be held at the Grannis Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 17, 2019. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Pallbearers are Twila Boyt, Shannon Andrews, Danna Rowe, Anne Gonzalez, Lanette Emry, and Tuny Hunt.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

 

1-16-19 2:42 p.m kawx.org 

 

0
comments


Jimmy Lee Miner Obituary

Jimmy Lee Miner age 83, of Mena, Arkansas passed away peacefully at his home on January 12, 2019 in Mena.


Jimmy was born on August 28, 1935 in Waldron, Arkansas to the late Myrtle Rogers Miner and the late James “Jim” Miner. He was united in marriage in March 1954 to Annie Fay Venable Miner. He was blessed with six children, twelve grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.


Jimmy worked most of his life as a small business owner of a timber operation. He had a great love for his wife, his family, outdoor work, auto racing, dominoes, and ice cream, especially home-made ice cream. As a race car driver, he was affectionately known as Burrhead and was known by all for his sense of humor. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend to all who knew him.


He is survived by his wife: Annie Faye Miner of Mena, Arkansas


Children: Beverly Miner Hansbrough and husband Danny of Mena, Arkansas, Johnny Miner and wife Brenda of Mena, Arkansas, Gary Miner and wife Kathi of Mena, Arkansas, Danny Miner and wife Debbie of Mena, Arkansas, Steve Miner and wife Jane of Hatfield, Arkansas, and Lena Miner Fox and husband Don of Mena, Arkansas.

Twelve grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren


Many nieces, nephews’ cousins and friends.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Myrtle Miner of Y-City, and sister Dorothy Miner Deer of Dierks. 


Funeral services will be Wednesday, January16, 2019, 10:00 a.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel with Bother Michael Shaddon officiating. Interment will follow in the Owens Chapel Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.


Visitation will be Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Beasley Wood from 6:00-8:00 p.m.


Pallbearers will be Aaron Miner, Colby Davis, J. Evan Miner, Brandon Miner, Nathan Fox, Matthew Huffmaster, Jeff Battenfield, Lane Keene, Ty Keene and Camden Brodersen.


Honorary pallbearers will be Norman Wilhite, Sammy Bissell and Dean Heath.


The family would like to give special thanks to Johnny and Norma Lott, Jerry and Becky McKee, and Hospice. 

 

1-13-19 5:13 p.m. kawx.org 

0
comments


Robert (Bob) Paul Piearcy Sr. Obituary

 

Robert "Bob" Paul Piearcy Sr. age 77, of Mena, died Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at John L. McClellan Memorial Hospital in Little Rock. He was born on Monday, March 17, 1941 to Philip Anderson and Elsie Lannie Keen Piearcy in Hugo, Oklahoma.

Bob was a Godly man with strong Christian values whose bible and faith guided his life. He attended the Mena Freewill Baptist Church and regularly participated in home bible studies. Bob proudly served two tours in the United States Army during Vietnam as a military police officer. After his enlistment, Bob went on to work for Alltel for 28 years before retiring. Whenever he found time, Bob was an avid golfer. But, nothing was as important to him as his family and Jesus Christ. Bob 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 first wife, Sue Piearcy; two brothers, David Piearcy and Philip Piearcy; and one sister, Cleta Rose.

Bob is survived by his wife, Denise Piearcy of Mena; three sons and daughter in law; Paul and Sheila Piearcy of Hatton, Todd Piearcy of Mena and Jon Tidwell of Wickes; three daughters and sons in law, Paula Suttle of Hatton, Vicki and David Austin of Magnet Cove and Kristi and Jason Tanaka of Magnet Cove; one brother, Jackie Piearcy of Ola; two sisters, Vernie Jill Smith of Mena, and Geraldine Funderburk of Mena; two sister in laws, Virginia Piearcy of Justin, Texas and Beth Piearcy of Mena; twenty one grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; special friend, Carroll Pettigrew of Mena; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at Wickes Nazarene Church with Brother David Austin, Brother Kerwin Pruitt and Brother Leon McCleskey officiating. Interment will follow in the Daniel Cemetery in Wickes, Arkansas under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena. Visitation will be Friday, January 11, 2019 from 6-8 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel. 

Pallbearers are Josh Austin, Jake Austin, Philip Piearcy, Tabor Tanaka, Jason Tanaka and Greg Norman. Honorary Pallbearers will be Randy Sellers, Leon McCleskey, John Roberts, Mike James, Roger Cartwright, Chris Suttle, Clayton Suttle and Miles Strasner. 

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

 

1-10-19 4:15 p.m. kawx.org 

0
comments


Ethel Barton Elliott Obituary

Ethel Barton Elliott, 93, of Marietta, Georgia passed away peacefully January 4, 2019 with her family by her side.

She was born to the late William F. (Jack) Barton and Lula Maebell Faulkner of Cherry Hill community and Mena on December 1, 1925. Ethel was a direct descendent of many of Cherry Hill’s earliest settlers.

She graduated from Cherry Hill High School and attended Henderson State Teachers College in Arkadelphia where she met her husband to be and life partner, John C. Elliott, in 1944, and they were married that year. She and “JC” lived in Mena and also traveled extensively with his career in the U.S. Army.

They returned to Mena in 1975 and settled on a small farm on Fairgrounds Road. They loved gardening and taking care of their farm. They were very active in the Mena First United Methodist Church until their move to Georgia in 2004 to be near family. Ethel was content in Georgia, but she frequently spoke of looking forward to returning to her real home which was Mena, Cherry Hill, and the Ouachita Mountains.

She is survived by one son John F. Elliott (Leigh) of Marietta, Georgia; grandchildren Dena R. Baltimore (Chris) of Pearland, Texas; Laura S. Stevens (Jason) of Dahlonega, Georgia; John David Elliott (Katrina) of Marietta, Georgia; and six great grandchildren; Joshua Baltimore; Ella Kate Elliott; John David Elliott Jr.; Kaleb Stevens; Charlotte Elliott; Ethan Stevens. She is also survived by two siblings, James Lloyd Barton of Mena, and Mary Louise Barton Holland of Austell, Georgia.

Graveside service and interment at the Cherry Hill Cemetery on January 12, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 1:30 p.m.at the Mena First United Methodist Church.

Family and friends visitation will be Friday, January 11, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Mena First United Methodist Church. 

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

Online obituary: beasleywoodfuneral.com
 
1-9-19 12:59 p.m. kawx.org 

 

0
comments


May Ann Brewer Obituary

May Ann Brewer age 73 of Hatfield, Arkansas passed away Friday, January 4, 2019 in Hatfield, Arkansas.

She was born July 10, 1945 in Searcy, Arkansas to the late Claud Massey and the late Nola Wilkerson Massey. Ann worked for Cowden’s for ten years and for twenty plus years as a Wal Mart Associate. Above all Ann loved God and her family genuinely and was proud of each one.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to all who knew her. She will be dearly missed by all. Ann was a mom or nanny to everyone she met. 

She is survived by sons: Jeff Brewer and wife Kim, and Greg Brewer and wife Kristian 

Daughters: Charlene Coffman and Trina Roberts 

Twelve grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren

Brother: Jimmy Massey

Sister: Mary Massey Knott

Numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Charles Brewer, grand-daughter Andria (Andi) Brewer, brothers and sisters, Howard Massey, Raymond Massey, Calvin Massey, Kay May, Sister Mary Bridgett Massey and Joan Massey Deramus Long.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Hatfield First Baptist Church with Brother Paul Easter officiating. Interment will follow in the Six Mile Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Family and friend’s visitation will be Tuesday, January 8, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood. 

Pallbearers will be Nick Brewer, Bradley Roberts, Chase Brewer, Brayden Blake, David Harris, David Stone, Steven Knott, Burt Nichols and Jay Massey.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Brewer, Greg Brewer, Butch Townsend, John Embry and Chip Bentley.
 
1-7-19 12:16 p.m. kawx.org 

 

0
comments


Andrew Brian Hammer Obituary

Andrew Brian Hammer

June 30, 1987 - January 2, 2019

 

Andrew Brian Hammer, age 31, of Hatton, Arkansas died Wednesday, January 2, 2019 in Hatton. He was born on Tuesday, June 30, 1987 to Butch Wayne and Leona Rutherford Hammer in De Queen, Arkansas.

Andy graduated from Wickes High School in 2005 and later became an auto mechanic. He liked all different kinds of music and he truly loved his mother. In his free time, Andy liked deer hunting, going fishing, and doing woodworking. His daughters were the apple of his eye and he loved every second he spent with them. Andy was a loving father, son, grandson, brother, uncle and a great friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Richard Hammer; maternal grandparents, Donald and Clarace Rutherford; and uncle, Donald Rutherford.

Andy is survived by his father, Butch Hammer of Cove; his mother and step father, Leona and Jerry Robb of Hatton; two daughters, Lexi Hammer of De Queen, and Page Hammer of De Queen; paternal grandmother, Harvey Hammer of Wickes; two brothers, Danny Hammer and wife, Jessica of Wickes, and Curtis Hammer of Hatton; one sister, Olivia Hammer of Cove; several aunts and uncles, Harvey and Carolann Hammer of Gillham, Mary Snow and husband, Mike of Blain, Washington, and Linda Standridge and husband, Daniel of Malvern; four nieces and nephews, Colton, Marissa, and Spencer Hammer of Wickes, and Artemis LeAnn of Cove; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 3:00 P.M. at Wickes United Methodist Church with Brother Brian Richardson officiating. Cremation services are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

 

1-4-19 2:25 p.m. kawx.org 

0
comments


John Andrew Dozier Obituary

John Andrew Dozier

June 9, 1976 - December 28, 2018

 

John Andrew Dozier, age 42, of Mena, Arkansas, died Friday, December 28, 2018 at his home. He was born on Wednesday, June 9, 1976 to Charles Averitt Dozier and Charlotte Ann Rogers Kraiger in Shreveport, Louisiana. 

John was a quiet man with a fun loving personality. He enjoyed fishing for catfish and bass and deer hunting. John enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. John worked at several different jobs over the years where he learned several different skills. He currently was working in the automotive department at WalMart. John was a loving father, brother uncle and friend who will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his sister, Stephanie Ferry.

John is survived by his children, Trystan, Beau and Lyndsey all of Hot Springs; his father, Charles Dozier of Gray , Texas; his mother and step father, Charlotte and Kirk Kraiger of Mena; his brother, Dennis Dozier of Hot Springs; his sister, Terra Prososki of Little Rock; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial services will be held at a later date with cremation services entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

 

1-3-19 4:34 p.m. kawx.org 

0
comments


Evelyn Ann Waxler Obituary

Evelyn Ann Waxler

May 20, 1969 - January 2, 2019

 

Evelyn Ann Waxler, age 49, of Mena, Arkansas died Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at home surrounded by family. She was born on Tuesday, May 20, 1969 to Elzie Ray and Velma Hooter Waxler in Marshall, Texas.

Evelyn loved her family with all her heart. She liked to go shopping, play softball and take her boys fishing. Evelyn's specialty was cooking fried potatoes, pinto beans, and sweet cornbread to the delight of her family. However, her favorite food to eat was tacos and a Dr. Pepper to drink. She was a big Dallas Cowboys fan and she enjoyed the thrill of the casino on occasion. Evelyn was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and a great friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Wendy Waxler; and one granddaughter, Jadelynn Davis.

Evelyn is survived by her loving husband, James Larry Smith of Mena; eight sons, James Smith III of Mena, James Smith IV of Mena, Justin Johnson of Marshall, Texas, J.J. Craves of Harleton, Texas, Jesse Craves of Harleton, Texas, Damian Guffey of Marshall, Texas, Daren Davis of Mount Pleasant, Texas, and John Allen Davis of Hatfield; five daughters, Jaquita Smith of Mena, Justina Smith of Mena, Ashley Smith of Mena, Cheyenne Smith of Cove, and Chelsey Lay of Altus, Oklahoma; two brothers, Thomas Waxler of Harlton, Texas, and Thomas Dale Amburn of Longview, Texas; eight grandchildren, Aiden Perry of Altus, Oklahoma, Kayden Perry of Altus, Oklahoma, Kayanna Beechan of Cove, Caleb Perry of Altus, Oklahoma, Brayligh Young of Pittsburg, Texas, Ryder Davis of Mount Pleasant, Texas, Ashlynn Davis of Mena, and Trey Barnes of Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

A funeral service will be held Monday, January 7, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at the Panther Creek Church in Watson, Oklahoma with Brother Cody McDaniel officiating. Interment will follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hatfield, Arkansas. Visitation will be general. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

 

1-3-19 4:14 p.m. kawx.org 

0
comments


Joe Dell Smalley Obituary

Joe Dell Smalley

October 10, 1927 - January 1, 2019

 

Joe Dell Smalley, age 91, of Cove, Arkansas died Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at his home. He was born on Monday, October 10, 1927 to Franklin Doctor and Vera Gober Smalley in Celeste, Texas.

Joe was a founding member of the Whole Council of God Church in 1975 and attended faithfully for the rest of his life. He proudly served in the United States Army during World War II. Joe went on to be a truck driver for over 30 years before retiring from Yellow Freight. Joe was proud of the Safe Driver Pens he accrued while truck driving and was a longtime member of the Teamsters. God and family were always his main priorities and gave him the most joy in life. He liked to listen to Gospel music and work in the garden and yard. He also volunteered for the Cove Volunteer Fire Department. Joe was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and a great friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Dewey Smalley, J.D. Smalley, Frank Smalley, G.W. Smalley, and Philip Smalley; three sisters, Ruthie Adamson, Maxine Smalley, and Vera Smalley.

Joe is survived by his loving wife, Lorene Smalley of Cove; two sons and daughters in law, Robby and Felicia Smalley of Cove, and David and Cynthia Smalley of Cove; one daughter and son in law, Mary and John Harper of Cove; three sisters, Denzil Coulter of Memphis, Tennessee, Irene Witherspoon of Grand Prairie, Texas, and Anna Jean McCollum of Dallas, Texas; nine grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A private family service was held Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 3:00 P.M. at the Whole Council of God Church Cemetery in Cove with Brother Robby Smalley officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Pallbearers will be Nicholas Dunn, Dennis Colbert, Brian Bennett, Bryan Johnson, Malachi Harper, and Joe Davis.

Honorary pallbearers are David Smalley Jr. and Caleb Smalley.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com 

 

1-3-19 8:23 a.m. kawx.org 

0
comments


Dottie Dimple Moore Putman Obituary

Dottie Dimple Moore Putman, age 93, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2019 in Mena.

She was born May 29, 1925 in Jackson, Tennessee to the late Hubert O. Moore and the late Gertie Livingston Moore. She was married to the late Tuly Putman and was a homemaker. Dottie loved to cook and was a lover of animals. She was a wonderful neighbor and friend to all she met. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and will be missed by many.

She is survived by sons: Tillman Putman of Mena, Arkansas and Carroll Putman of Houston, Texas

Daughter: Janet Hill of Camden, Arkansas

Sister: Mikki Moore of Houston, Texas

Grandchildren: Lillee Hill and David Hill.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tuly Putman, her parents, Hubert and Gertie Moore, her son, Truman Putman, and two brothers, Marty and Van Moore.

Mrs. Putman was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home. A private family service will be held at a later time. Memorials may be made in her name to the Humane Society of your choice.
 
1-2-19 6:32 p.m. kawx.org 

 

0
comments


Walter Darrell Barton Obituary

Walter Darrell Barton, age 83, of Cove, Arkansas passed away December 29, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

He was born August 16, 1935 in Cove, Arkansas to the late Gilbert Henry Barton and the late Hattie Marie Elem Barton. He was united in marriage to Theda Joyce Springer, his wife of 58 years. Mr. Barton retired from General Motors in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was a member of the Cove First Baptist Church where he was the Sunday School Superintendent. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He will be dearly missed.

Survivors are wife: Theda Joyce Barton of Cove, Arkansas

Children: Lynette House and husband Dan of Vandervoort, Arkansas, Dennis Barton and wife Dawn of Mustang, Oklahoma, James Barton and wife Alicia of Yukon, Oklahoma, and Garrett Barton of Cove, Arkansas

Sisters: Florence Melton of Bethany, Oklahoma and Rena Gower and husband Bill of San Antonio, Texas

Brother: Kenneth Barton and wife Glenda of DeQueen, Arkansas

7 Grandchildren and 9 Great Grandchildren

Many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Gilbert and Marie Barton and his sons Robert Dwayne Brock and Rusty Barton.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 4, 2019 at the Cove First Baptist Church with Brother Ron Ladd officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be general.

Pallbearers will be Dean Barton, Billy Barton, Bobby Rhodes, Keith Roberts, Pack Roberts and Michael Ventris.

 

1-2-19 6:27 p.m. kawx.org 

0
comments


Mena Weather