Obituaries Archives for 2019-03

Vera Virginia Allen Obituary

Vera Virginia Allen, age 94, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, March 29, 2019 in Mena, Arkansas.

She was born in Kingman, Arizona to the late Ivy Crabtree and the late Victoria Crabtree. Vera loved her cats who she called her babies. She was an LPN and after retirement enjoyed volunteering at the Forest Service Information Center. Vera was a member of Cornerstone Pentecostal Church and felt a deep dedication to her church family. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her.

Survivors are son: Melvin Bruce Allen and wife Dixie of Waxahachie, Texas

Daughter: Judith Virginia Williams of Robert Lee, Texas

Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Ivy and Victoria Crabtree, husband William Bruce Allen, son Cecil Thomas Allen, and sisters Lillian E. Stewart and Minnie M. Sigler.

Family and friends visitation will be Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Beasley Wood Funeral Home from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Arrangements are pending for graveside services. 
 

 

3-20-19 2:15 p.m. KAWX.ORG

 

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Dorothy Ann Ryan Obituary

Dorothy Ann Ryan age 83, of Mena passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019 in Mena, Arkansas.


Dorothy was born on April 20, 1935 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Thomas James Ryan and the late Mary Susannah DeRousse Ryan. Dorothy dearly loved her family. She will be dearly missed.

She is survived by sisters: Helen Ryan of Mena, Arkansas and Eileen Ryan of Mena, Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Mary Ryan, brothers, William “Bill” Francis Ryan, Thomas James Ryan, Maurice Patrick Ryan, and Louis Augustine Ryan, and a sister, Mary Catherine Gaundin.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, March 30, 2019, 10:00 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church. Interment will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

 

3-29-18 7:36 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

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Charles Russell Bates

Charles Russell Bates

June 28, 1943 - March 27, 2019

 

Charles Russell Bates, age 75, of Ink, Arkansas died Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at the National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs. He was born on Monday, June 28, 1943 to James Russell and Marie Whisenhunt in Ink, Arkansas. 

Charles was an avid outdoorsmen, spending time going and looking for arrowheads, going deer hunting and catching fish. He loved his family and spending time with them. Charles got great joy from his 1972 Candy Apple Red AMC Rebel Machine and picking his guitar and mandolin, playing music as Hillbilly Charlie the clown. Charles worked 34 years at US Motors before he retired. Charles was a member of the Northside Church of Christ. Charles was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his son, Tracy "Mudflap" Bates and his sister, Mary Lou Hobbs. 

He is survived by his wife, Lula Bates of Ink; his daughter and son in law, Connie and Jay Gilchrist of Ink; two step sons and daughters in law, Michael and Amy Thurman of Norman, Oklahoma, Shawn and Brandi Thurman of Aurora, Missouri; four grandchildren, Justin Bates of Morrilton, Arkansas, Will Thurman of Norman, Oklahoma, Devin Thurman and Ashlyn Thurman of Aurora, Missouri; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. 

Funeral services will be Friday, March 29, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel with Jeremy Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the Six Mile Cemetery in Hatfield under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena. Visitation will be Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 6-8 P.M. at the Bowser family Funeral Home Chapel. 

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

3-27-19 4:02 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

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Rhonda Ann Pollard Obituary

Rhonda Ann Pollard, age 63, of Smithville, Oklahoma passed away Monday, March 25, 2019 in Smithville, Oklahoma.

Rhonda was born on March 2, 1956 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Amos Dixon and LaVonne Ibbitson Dixon. She worked for Tyson as a factory worker. One of her favorites things to do was driving around the backroads on Sunday mornings and listening to church service on the radio. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Smithville. Rhonda enjoyed working in her yard and could grow anything. She was an avid collector of birds, angels, and Campbell Soup memorabilia. Most of all she loved and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and huge family gatherings. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her.

She was survived by the love of her life: Ray Pollard of Smithville, Oklahoma

Son: Shawn Ray Pollard and wife Stacy of Smithville, Oklahoma

Daughter: Charolette Ann Pollard of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Grandchildren: Tyfani Chandler of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Zack Eubanks of Grannis, Arkansas, Katie Flood of Smithville, Oklahoma, Luke Golding of Mean, Arkansas, Kerrigan Pollard of Smithville, Oklahoma, Mackenzie Pollard of Boise, Idaho, Devin Pollard of Smithville, Oklahoma, and Natalie Pollard of Smithville, Oklahoma

Great-grandchildren: Delylah Chandler of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Gwendolyn Faith of Smithville, Oklahoma

Brothers: Henry Dixon and wife Edna of Waldron, Arkansas and Dewayne Dixon and wife Doris of Hatton, Arkansas

Sister: Karla Barker and Frank Harris of Choctaw, Oklahoma

Brother-in-law: Jerry Robb of Hatton, Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Tonya Robb.

Graveside services will be Friday, March 29, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Westview Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Pallbearers will be Luke Golding, Devin Pollard, Zack Eubanks, Henry Dixon, Jerry Robb, and John Golding. 
 

 

3-26-19 1:39 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

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Jane Elizabeth Dunagan Obituary

Jane Elizabeth Dunagan, age 63, of Cove, Arkansas passed away Monday, March 25, 2019 in Cove surrounded by family.

Jane was born on October 30, 1955 in Altus, Oklahoma to the late Gerald Land and Mary Boyd. She was happily married to Jerry Dunagan for many years. One of the highlights of her life was playing and loving on her grandchildren. She enjoyed spending time with her family and going to yard sales. Jane enjoyed making friends and she never met a stranger. Jane worked in the Hatfield and Mena Public Schools in the cafeteria, and was loved by co-workers and students. She enjoyed visiting with students while eating their lunches. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her.

She is survived by husband: Jerry Dunagan of Cove, Arkansas

Sons: Clinton Dunagan and wife Jennifer of Weatherford, Texas and Stephen Moss and wife Joni of Abilene, Texas

Daughter: Tawanna Shores and husband Lesley of Cove, Arkansas

15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren

Brothers: Gerald Land and wife Nena of Potter, Arkansas, and Vergil Land and wife Tammy of Cove, Arkansas

Sisters: Joyce Hopper and husband Danny of Cove, Arkansas and Lesia Land of Cove, Arkansas

Host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and friends.
 
She was preceded in death by her father, Gerald Land.

Memorial service will be Friday, March 29, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena with Brother Todd Webb officiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

3-26-19 12:03 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

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Paul Thomas Jones Obituary

Paul Thomas Jones

December 28, 1964 - March 24, 2019

 

Paul Thomas Jones, age 54, of Mena, Arkansas died Sunday, March 24, 2019 at his home. He was born on Monday, December 28, 1964 to Thomas Lewis and Alice Marie Jones in South Bend, Indiana.

Paul was very friendly and could talk to anyone. He worked as a truck driver, construction worker as well as at Mazio's in Oklahoma, Walmart in Mena, and for the Polk County Highway Department. Paul was proud of his children and loved all his family very much. He liked old country music, word games, game shows, computer games, fishing, camping, and deer hunting. Paul raised chickens and goats, and loved his dog, Shorty. He always enjoyed joking with friends and never turned down fried chicken from KFC. Paul was a loving fiance, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and a great friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and his stepfather, Harold Dean Fields.

Paul is survived by his fiance, Traci Sanders of Mena; three daughters and son in law, Melissa Marie Jones of Virginia, Denise Lynn and Aaron Pride, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Sarah Gail Jones of Mena; one brother and sister in law, Carl and Kathy Lewis of Virginia; three sisters and brother in law, Lisa Marie and Donald Moore of Colorado, Anne Robbins of Kentucky, and Kate Evelyn Worthington of Virginia; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A gathering of family and friends will take place Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at Lake Wilhelmina in Mena, Arkansas. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

3-26-19 10:22 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

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Milo Raburn Chick, Jr. Obituary

Milo Raburn Chick, Jr. age 65 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, March 23, 2019 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Milo was born on March 5, 1954 in Gallup, New Mexico to the late Milo Rayburn, Sr. and the late Doris Marie Tarry Chick. He was happily married to Bonnie Salesky Chick. He was a member of the Gold Wings Road Riders Association, he loved riding his motorcycle. Milo enjoyed camping and being outdoors with family and friends. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather brother and friend to all.

He is survived by wife: Bonnie Lucille Chick of Mena, Arkansas

Sons: Bryon Chick and wife of Wagner, Oklahoma, Steven Chick and wife Cecily of Muskogee, Oklahoma, and Charles Robert Low of Utah

Daughters: Leslie Gail of Texas, Amelia Webb of Mena, Arkansas, Stacy Brischke of Texas, and Tina Bohn of Illinois

Brother: Billy Chick of Arizona

Sisters: ReeAnn Chick Cole of New Mexico

Two other sisters

18 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren

All of his friends at CCF Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mother-in-law Dorothy Marie Salesky, father-in-law, Robert Lee Salesky, and a brother-in-law, Sean Cole.

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

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com
 

 

3-23-19 4:43 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

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Rowena Barr Obituary

Rowena Barr

January 9, 1947 - March 22, 2019

 

Rowena Barr, age 72, of Mena, Arkansas, died, Friday, March 22, 2019 at the Arkansas Hospice Center in Hot Springs. She was born on Thursday, January 9, 1947 to Allen Gaston and Nancy Mary Jane Glass Parten in Nanafalia, Alabama. 

Rowena was a Christian woman who always trusted in the Lord. She was a courageous and determined person that never faced an obstacle she would not overcome. Her family was always her number one priority and she loved them all unconditionally. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Mena and taught Sunday school there and at previous churches for most of the past 45 years. Rowena was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend, but her favorite role was Gammy to her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and scores of other children. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Rowena is preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, James Parten, Allen Parten, Jr., and Earl Parten and one sister, Betty Story. 

Rowena is survived by her husband of 54 years, Howard Barr of Mena; two sons, David Barr and special friend, Patti Tice of Centralia, Washington and Michael and Jessie Barr of Mena; her daughter, Shannon McCormick and special friends, Daniel Ashcraft of Vandervoort; her brother and sister in law, Ronald and Barbara Parten of Selma, Alabama; her sister and brother in law, Arline and Jamie Walker of Mena; five grandchildren, four great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Monday, March 25, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at Calvary Baptist Church in Mena, Arkansas with Brother Andy Arnold and Brother Vic Anglin officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove, Arkansas. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 2-4 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas.

Pallbearers will be Aaron Kiersey, Dylan Ashcraft, Zane Barr, Seth Barr, Lannie Kiersey and Joel Ashcraft. 

The family is asking that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer Society or Gideon's International.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

3-23-19 11:43 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

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Lynda Sue Wright Obituary

Lynda Sue Wright, 79, of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas passed away quietly on March 20, 2019. She was born February 8, 1940 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma to the late William and Thelma Edith (Rickard) McClemore.

 

Lynda retired after caring for patients as a registered nurse for over fifty years. During that time, she helped deliver hundreds of babies in labor and delivery, was a medical/surgical nurse, and was director of nursing in Mena, Arkansas. Lynda loved spending time with her grandchildren and was their biggest fan at all their sporting activities. She was a huge Dallas Cowboy and Dallas Maverick fan. Lynda enjoyed crocheting and made beautiful afghans for her family. Spending time on Lake Ouachita with her family was a favorite pastime and hold memories that family will cherish forever. Lynda enjoyed reading her Kindle and watching television. She was a loving, dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother who always put her family first.

 

Preceding Lynda in death are her husband of fifty-two years, Billy Leroy Wright; parents; and grandchildren: Renea Wright and Hope Christian Wright. She leaves to cherish her memory her children: son, Rickard “Rick” Wright and wife Mitzi of Helena, Arkansas, daughter, Terri Schuller and husband Mike of Mena, Arkansas, and son, Jeff Wright and wife Cyrie of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas; eight grandchildren: Greg Davis, Nate Davis, Ryan Davis, Josh Wright, LeAnn Wright, David Wright, Jacob Wright, and Kasie Wright; twenty-two great-grandchildren; sister, Nancy Fancher and husband Leon of South Carolina; three brothers: Bob Merideth and wife Carla of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Buz McClemore and wife Gail of Guiman, Oklahoma, and Mike McClemore and wife Janet of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and a host of family and friends who love Lynda and will miss her always.

 

Graveside service will be held at Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery in Mena, Arkansas at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, March 27. Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online guestbook: www.SmithFamilyCares.com.

 

3-22-19 5:04 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

 

 

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Cecil Lee Rose Obituary

Cecil Lee Rose age 80 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019 in Mena.

Cecil was born on May 8, 1938 in Boles, Arkansas to the late John H. Rose and the late Edith Miller Rose. Cecil proudly served his country in the Army National Guard. He was married to Brenda Davis Rose and owned a Farm Store for many years. Cecil was an active member of the First Freewill Baptist Church and loved his church family. He enjoyed listening to gospel music. Cecil loved to garden and do woodworking. Above all he loved God and his family dearly. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend to all.

He is survived by wife of 60 years: Brenda Rose of Mena, Arkansas

Sons: Steve Rose of Mena, Arkansas, Ronnie Rose and wife Tammie of Prescott, Arkansas, Jeff Rose of Hope, Arkansas, and Alan Rose and wife Shannon of Hope, Arkansas

Grandchildren: Marcus Rose, Melinda McKinsey, Ben Rose, Corey Rose, Allison Rose, Madison Rose, Chris Rose, Jon Rose, Shelby Rose, Lindsey Johnson, and Justin Rose

19 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Edith Rose and a half-brother, Henry Miner.

Funeral service will be Monday, March 25, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at First Freewill Baptist Church with Brother Donnie Jewell officiating. Interment will follow in the Board Camp Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Visitation will be Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood.

Pallbearers will be Terry Davis, Wendell Henry, Mike Hoover, Jay Sirmon, Gary Threalkeld and Jr. Carter.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com
 

 

3-22-19 4:49 p.m. KAWX.ORG

 

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Imogene Simpson Obituary

Imogene Simpson was born on December 27, 1926 in Cherry Hill, Arkansas to Jesse Simpson and Callie Hoover Simpson. She passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2019 in a Fort Smith hospital.

She went to work immediately out of high school as an operator for Southwestern Bell and was a dedicated employee until her retirement in 1981 after 35 years.


Imogene loved to travel and bowl at Holiday Lanes, but the two great loves of her life were the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers. She was an active member of the Fort Smith Quarterback Club and was also active in the Telephone Pioneers.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Waymon Simpson and Truman Simpson and two sisters, Thelma Simpson Hays and Mary Kate Simpson Black.

She leaves behind to honor her memory a host of friends and nine nieces and nephews and their families. 


The service will be graveside at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Mena, Arkansas on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Ann Ferris officiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena. 

 

3-22-19 4:41 p.m. KAWX.ORG

 

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Johnnie Wade Loyd Obituary

Johnnie Wade Loyd age 61 of Grannis, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019 in Mena.

Johnnie was born on March 06, 1958 in DeQueen, Arkansas to the late Arthur Loyd and the late Minnie Mae Heaton Loyd. He worked on pipelines and hauled pulp wood as a profession. Johnnie enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being outdoors with family and friends. He treasured spending time with his grandchildren, who were the highlight of his life. He was a loving and kind father, grandfather, brother, and friend to all who knew him. He will be dearly missed by all.

He is survived by sons: Josh Loyd of Zafra, Oklahoma and Justin Loyd and wife Kellie of Wickes, Arkansas

Daughter: Trina Myers

Grandchildren: Ely Loyd, Klara Loyd, Colton Loyd, Aison Loyd, and Harper Loyd

Brothers: Gary Loyd, Donnie Loyd, and Bill Loyd

Sister: Jerry Burch

Friends: Jim Milspaul, Virby Hamm, and Leslie Shores.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Minnie Mae Loyd, brothers, DeWayne Loyd, Udale Loyd, Odale Loyd, and a sister, Joanne Calicoat.

Graveside service will be Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Baker Rock Cemetery with Brother James Squires officiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

3-20-19 4:36 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

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Mr. Rex Leo Burns, Jr. Obituary

Mr. Rex Leo Burns, Jr. of Mena passed away Friday. March 15, 2019 in Mena, Arkansas.

Rex was born in Herrick, South Dakota on August 25, 1928 to Rex Leo Burns Sr. and Ima Grimm-Burns. Rex was married to Carol Huey- Bruns. He proudly served his country 26 years in the U.S. Navy and US Air Force. Rex was a Real Estate Agent and Broker, ran a large hog operation in Nebraska, and was well known for his animal farm near Acorn. He enjoyed telling his war stories, working outside, speeding in his Golf-cart, and he loved his dogs Benton and Ludwig. Rex was always helping strangers and supporting his community. He was active in VFW Honor Guard, a Mason at Meadow Meadow Lodge in Hatfield and Dallas Lodge in Mena. Rex also enjoyed traveling and squaring dancing, and was very supported of all military community organizations. Above all, he loved and enjoyed his family. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. 

He is survived by wife: Carol Moran-Burns of Mena, Arkansas 

Daughter: Dee Culver of Enid Oklahoma

Fie step-daughters: Sharon and husband Jimmy Hedrick, Karen and husband Kirk Fellows, Terrie and husband Bill Harry, Lisa and Husband Glen Yoakum, and Kathy and husband Louis Loyd

Two Step-Sons: Francis Zgleszewski and wife Lynna, and Walter Zgleszewski and wife Kelly

Brothers: Allen Burns and wife Sandy, Danny Burns and wife Missy, David Burns, Robert Burns and wife Dani, and Gary Burns

Sisters: Vivian Ruther, Lee Johnson, Betty and husband Willis Hayes, Mary Ann and husband Tim Jobe, and Judy Burns and friend Aaron Abrego.

Grand Children: Cindi Peavy, Dawn Marie Reed, Dusty Washnok, Kelli Dilldine, Ricky Burns, Daye Culver, Juli Pack, Jeremy Burns, Jason Burns, and Skye Ransom.

Ten step grand-children, 23 great-grand children, 4 great-great grand children, numerous nieces and nephews and special friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Rex Leo Burns and Ima Grimm Burns, three wives, Dottie Fields-Burns, Wanda Wood-Burns, and Janet Pratt-Burns

Two sons Richard Burns and Jerry Burns
 
Son-in-law Don Culver

One sister Linda Burns
 
Two brothers Marvin Burns and Melvin Burns

Brother in laws David Stowell, David Johnson, and Keith Ruther

Two grand children, Charlotte, and Shawn Burns

One great grand-child, Little Ricky Burns.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, March 25, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church. Interment will be in National Cemetery in Ft. Smith, Arkansas at 2:00 p.m. under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Visitation will be 6:00-9:00 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Beasley Wood Chapel with a Masonic Burial at 6:15 p.m. and Rosary will be said at 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked for memorials to be made to Polk County VFW and DAV.

Pallbearers will be Jeremey Burns, Jason Burns, Ricky Burns, Rex Burn, III, Tanner Culver, and Randy Ransom.

Honorary pallbearers are Eddy Rosen, Matthew Peavy, Les Westnock, Presely Reed, Cody Reed, John Harry, Josh Harry, Taylor Finley, and Larado Loyd.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com
 

 

3-19-19 7:53 a.m. KAWX.ORG

 

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Garland "Crook" Lee Watts Obituary

Garland “Crook” Lee Watts, age 84 of Black Fork, Arkansas passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019 in Black Fork.

He was born on December 12, 1934 in Black Fork, Arkansas to the late Bob Watts and the late Ida Mae Davis Watts. He was married to Patsy Ruth Jones Watts. Crook enjoyed hunting and sitting around telling his stories to family and friends. He loved to sing and spending time with his family and especially grandchildren. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great- grandfather, brother and friend to all who knew him.

He is survived by wife: Patsy Ruth Watts of Black Fork, Arkansas

Sons: Sam Watts and wife Joyce of Black Fork, Arkansas, Steve Watts and wife Connie of Acorn, Arkansas, Alford Watts of Black Fork, Arkansas, and Jody Higgins of Mena, Arkansas

Daughters: Grondia Lane and husband Jimmy of Black Fork, Arkansas, Brenda Lane of Nella, Arkansas, and Lilly Richey and husband Monte of Mena, Arkansas

Twenty-four grandchildren, forty-seven great-grandchildren, and twenty-one great-great grandchildren

Sisters: Hattie Thomas of Waldron, Arkansas and Thelma Hearn of Mena, Arkansas

Numerous nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Ida Mae Watts, son Tody Watts, daughter, Karen Watts, and brothers Jake Watts, Leonard Watts, Ralph Watts, and Donald Watts.

Graveside service will be Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Piney Cemetery in Black Fork, Arkansas with Brother Noah Watts officiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Pallbearers will be Michael McCravens, Wendell Lane, Garland Cox, Zack Watts, Randall Watts, and Sambo Watts.

Honorary pallbearer will be Buck Lane.

We’ve had Dad for a long time, now its Karen and Tody’s time.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com
 

 

3-15-19 9:36 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

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Calvin V. Goforth Jr. Obituary

Calvin V. Goforth Jr.

February 8, 1983 - March 9, 2019

 

Calvin V. Goforth Jr., age 36, of Mena, Arkansas died Saturday, March 9, 2019. He was born on Tuesday, February 8, 1983 to Calvin and Kathy Huff Goforth in Monahans, Texas.

C.J. was a Christian man and was passionate about helping people get to know God. He proudly served in the United States Army in Iraq as a specialist. He spent much of his adult life working on oil rigs as a derrick hand, motor man, and sometimes the assistant driller in Texas, Arkansas, and sometimes Oklahoma. C.J. loved his wife and family, and nothing was more important to him than their wellbeing. He was very proud of all his children and the people they were growing up to be. C.J. really liked sports and was an Alabama fan. He also really liked coaching different sports and getting involved with his children's different sports teams. C.J. was always tinkering on something or looking for old coins and antiques, and he also liked to do abstract drawings when he had the time. He liked almost all music but was a true lover of Gospel. C.J. was a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and a great friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

C.J. is survived by his loving wife, Jaime Goforth of Mena; his parents, Calvin and Kathy Goforth of Hatfield; one son, Van Goforth of Mena; two daughters, Zoie Goforth of Mena, and Mia Goforth of Mena; three brothers, Cristopher Goforth and fiance, Miranda, of Mt. Pleasant, Mississippi, Chris Chesser of Hatfield, and Paul Heath and wife, Vanessa, of Mena; two sisters, Cassandra Ann Croker of Monahans, Texas, and Catrina Marie Croker of Early, Texas; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hatfield School Auditorium in Hatfield, Arkansas, with Brother Dustin Cook officiating. Interment will follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hatfield. A visitation will be held Friday, March 15, 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.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the memorial account set up at the Union Bank of Mena.

Pallbearers will be Paul Heath, Todd King, J.J. Johnson, Jerod Stinson, Chris Chesser, and Scott Buss.

Honorary Pallbearers are Anthony Mashburn, Jason Christian, Blake Christian, Joey O’Brien, Neal Thomas, and Brandon House.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

3-14-19 12:47 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

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Earl Dean Hughes Obituary

Earl Dean Hughes age 68 of Norman, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

He was born on July 28, 1950 in Sulphur Springs, Arkansas to the late Raymond Hughes and the late Dixie Hensley Hughes. He was married to Lou Ann Belknap Hughes and was a machinist for U.S. Motors. Earl enjoyed being outdoors hunting, fishing and working in his garden. He treasured all his time spent with family and friends. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to all that knew him. He will be dearly missed by all.

He is survived by wife: Lou Ann Hughes of Norman, Arkansas

Sons: Nathaniel Ray Hughes of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Matthew Aaron Hughes and wife Megan of Mena, Arkansas, and Christopher Lee Hughes of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
 
Daughter: Krissi Carrol and husband Kevin of Tulsa, Oklahoma

Grandchildren: Jaxom Hughes, Jaydin Hughes, Dixie Hughes, Lincoln Carrol, and Liam Carrol

Brother: Ricky Hughes of Oden, Arkansas

Sisters: Carolyn Dull of Roberts, Wisconsin and Chris Robertson of Palmetto, Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Dixie Hughes, brothers Charles Ray Hughes and Joseph Raymond Hughes, and grandson Michael Aaron Hughes.

Funeral service will be Monday, March 18, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at The Covenant of Life Family Church in Mena at the corner of 11th and Pine Street.
 
Interment will follow in the Sulphur Springs Cemetery with Brother Rusty Lewis officiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Visitation will Monday, March 18, 2019 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. at the Covenant of Life Family Church in Mena.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com
 

 

3-13-19 11:44 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

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Delcie "Marie" Gibbons Obituary

Delcie “Marie” Gibbons age 93 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday, March 11, 2019 in Mena.

Marie was born in Athens, Arkansas on February 7, 1926 to the late James Robert Burk and the late Georgia Kemp Burk. She was married to the late Fairol Gibbons for 63 years. Marie enjoyed reading her Bible, sewing quilts and raising a garden, also canning for her family and friends. She was awarded the President of Resident Council Club and won the “Sharpshooter” award in the nursing home. Above all she loved God and her family. Marie was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and a friend to all who knew her.

She is survived by son: James Marcus Gibbons and wife Joyce of Cove, Arkansas

Grandchildren: Leon Gibbons, Michele Roberts, Carl Wayne Gibbons, Rusty Gibbons and Brenda Gibbons

Eleven great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren

Special friend: Kerry Tomlin and many other friends from the Rich Mountain Nursing Home

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Fairol Gibbons, son, Marvin Gibbons, granddaughter, Laura Gibbons and four brothers and two sisters.

Funeral service will be Friday, March 15, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Church of the Nazarene in Cove. Interment will follow in the Cecil Chapel Cemetery with Brother James Squires and Brother Steve Bradley officiating. 

Pallbearers will be Ray Bailey, Ronnie Gillaspy, Larry Cecil, Terry Scott, Timmy Scott, and Tom Bates.

Honorary pallbearers will be Her Grandsons.

Online obituary available at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com
 

 

3-12-19 4:44 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

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Mr. Hugh Holland Ladd Obituary

Mr. Hugh Holland Ladd, age 92, of Cove, Arkansas passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019 at his home. 

He was born August 20, 1926 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma to the late Percy Houston Ladd and the late Iva M. Ladd and was retired from the electrical supply business. Hugh loved life and tackled it with a positive attitude. He played the guitar and sang for his church. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Nazarene Church at Cove and loved to worship the Lord there. He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and a friend to all who knew him.

He is survived by on: Donald Ladd and wife Linda of Baytown, Texas

Daughters: Pat Ladd Housham and husband Phil of England, UK, Michelle Thompson and husband Robert of Dayton, Texas, and Jolene Wren and husband Norman of Houston, Texas

Grandchildren: Amanda Mueller and Darryl of Dayton, Texas, Melissa Squires and Michael of Hatton, Arkansas, Jennifer Sledge and husband Gene of Baytown, Texas, Adam Glenn Delouche and wife Lexi of Houston, Texas, Danielle Renea Duhon of Austin, Texas, Jessica Hicks and husband Brad of Houston, Texas, and Donald “Sonny” Aaron and wife Heather of Cove, Arkansas

Numerous great and great-great grandchildren, a host of other relatives and friends, and his wonderful church family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Georgie Harp Ladd, a son, Hugh “Buddy” Holland Ladd, Jr., a sister, Rosalie Shufelberger, and a brother, Robert Ladd.

Mr. Ladd was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home. The family will have a memorial service Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Pleasant Grove Nazarene Church in Cove with Brother Steve Bradley officiating.

Online obituary available at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

3-1-19 4:20 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

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Mrs. Jayme Renee Lambert Ozanich

Mrs. Jayme Renee Lambert Ozanich, age 47 lost her courageous battle with cancer Sunday, March 10, 2019 at her home in Mena.

She was born May 14, 1971 to Tony Lambert and Jan Carver. She was married to her best friend, Lanny Ozanich. Jayme was a loan officer for the Union Bank of Mena, First National Bank of Mena, and did books for The Corner Store. She was a big sports fan and loved Razorback baseball and football. Jayme had a passion for life, and loved to travel and was always up for an adventure. She was a loyal friend and a loving wife, mother, step-mother, daughter, sister and “Aunt Nommie”. She touched many lives and will be greatly missed and always remembered.

She is survived by husband: Lanny Ozanich of the home

Daughter: Hope Egger of Mena, Arkansas

Step-sons: Ryan and Drey Ozanich of Mena, Arkansas and Josh Ozanich of Sebastopol, California

Father: Tony Lambert and wife Jill of Wesley, Arkansas

Mother: Jan Carver Puckett of Mena, Arkansas

Mother and father-in-law: Rebecca and Ferenc Demjen of Budapest, Hungary

Brothers: Christopher Puckett and wife Emily of Farmington, Arkansas and Nathaniel “Bubba” Lambert of Wesley, Arkansas

Sisters: Tia King and husband Kenny of Farmington, Arkansas, D’Ann Fryar and husband William of Mena, Arkansas, and Cherish Lambert of Wesley, Arkansas

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

She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Kiersten Egger, grandparents Jay and Nan Carver and Olen and Toka Lambert, and 2 uncles Steve Lambert and Jim Carver.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at The Crossing Church in Mena with Brothers Don Henry and Alvin Rosson officiating. Interment will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home.

Visitation will be Friday evening, March 15th from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Avery King, Evan Fryar, Joshua Ozanich, Ryan Ozanich, Drey Ozanich and Troy Lambert.

Online obituary available at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

3-11-19 1:03 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

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Mrs. Sharon McRae Boudreaux

Mrs. Sharon McRae Boudreaux, age 71, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2019 in Mena.

She was born on June 19, 1947 in South Carolina to David Delmus McRae and Vernice McRae. She was married to Gerald Boudreaux, and was a horse trainer. She was a loving wife, mother, and friend.

She is survived by husband: Gerald Boudreaux of the home.

Services will be held Monday, March 11, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. 

Online obituary available at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com
 

 

3-11-19 9:19 a.m. KAWX.ORG

 

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Jean Ann Anderson Obituary

Jean Ann Anderson

June 22, 1936 - March 6, 2019

 

Jean Ann Anderson, age 82, of Mena, Arkansas died Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at the Mena Manor Skilled Nursing facility. She was born on Monday, June 22, 1936 to Westley J. and Jeanette Carlton Smith in Pittman, New Jersey. 

Jean was of the Baptist faith and loved God and reading her bible. She cherished her sons and was always filled with a zest for life. Jean was always on the go and absolutely loved to travel. She was very creative, writing poetry and some children books as well as beautiful oil paintings. Jean listened to country music and was said to be quite a dancer. She cared deeply for all the children of the world, as she was a very compassionate loving person. Jean 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; two brothers, Bill Smith and John David Smith; and two sisters, Diane Mazziotto and Ruth Vockler.

Jean is survived by three sons and daughter in law, Billie Clyde Jennings of Mena, David and Jodie Jennings of Mena, and Randall Dewayne Jennings of Texas; one brother, Bert Smith; four sisters, Emily Brandemart of West Stepford, New Jersey, Dottie Montauti of Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, Joyce Hammel of Florida, and Vivian Kircher of Pittman, New Jersey; six grandchildren, Jessica Frey, Billie Jennings Jr., Karen Jennings, Brandy Dollarhyde, Christopher Sanders, and Heath Sanders; four great grandchildren, Taylor Gibson, Brock Smith, Bubba Dollarhyde, and Trinity Wright; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

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

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

3-8-19 11:31 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

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Justin Watkins Obituary

Justin Watkins from Wickes, Arkansas was born on November 8, 1980 in DeQueen, Arkansas, left this life at 38 years old on Ash Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Justin was surrounded by loved ones and Christian music for his transition to one of Gods mountains in Heaven.

Justin bravely battled with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) he sustained seven years ago when he was struck by a vehicle operated by intoxicated driver while in a crosswalk.

Left to treasure his memory are his mother: Cathy (Don) Talley of Wickes, Arkansas

Father: W.C. (Gail) Watkins, Jr. of Wickes, Arkansas

Brothers: Joe (Lista) Watkins of Tahlequah, Oklahoma and Gerald (Heather) Watkins of Wickes, Arkansas

Step sisters: Kari ( Pete) Winters of Farmington, Arkansas and Kristin (Sohn) Morris of Pea Ridge, Arkansas

Grandparents: Joseph and Joan Compagna of Wickes, Arkansas

Uncles: David (Cheryl) Compagna of North Little Rock, Arkansas and Ken (Dee) Compagna of Wickes, Arkansas

Aunts: Carol Petross, Elizabeth (Don) Richardson, and Charlotte Hartley, all of Wickes, Arkansas.

He cherished his nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He never failed to pick on them.

He was preceded in death by Grandparents Paul Joseph, Lerntine Compagne, W.C. Watkins, Sr. Christine Watkins, James Smalley, Mary Millaway, David and Mary Talley, and an Aunt June Weishmer.

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

A private memorial service will be at a later date. 
 

 

3-7-19 5:05 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

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Mrs. Lena Maxine Bobo Bates Wornick Obituary

Mrs. Lena Maxine Bobo Bates Wornick, age 86, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019 in Mena.

She was born on October 18, 1932 in Alf, Arkansas to the late Newlin Harvey Bobo and the late Nettie Alene Diggs Bobo. Maxine married Joffery William Bates on September 16, 1950 and they were married for 37 years. On February 11, 1988 she married Dale Lenord Wornick and was married for 20 years until he passed. Maxine retired from US Motors after 20 years, and ran the Polk County Ambulance Service for several years. She recently retired from the Senior Citizens Center in Mt. Ida, a position she dearly loved. She was a faithful member of the Liberty Baptist Church and loved the Lord with all her heart. She was a member and past president of the Warm Hearts Humane Society in Montgomery County. She loved to sew and crochet and also enjoyed singing, cooking, and attending family reunions with her beloved family and grandchildren. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to all she met.

She is survived by sons: Ivan Bates and wife Rosalee of Mena, Arkansas, Darryl Bates and wife Robin of Pocahontas, Arkansas, and Mike Bates of Mena, Arkansas

Sister: Nadene Hoover of Norman, Arkansas

21 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, her 3 dogs, Smokey, Bobo, and Brownie, and a host of other relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Joffery William Bates and Dale Lenord Wornick, sons, Lynn Bates and Ronald Bates, brothers Jim Bobo and Floyd Bobo, and a granddaughter, Rhonda Bates.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Owens Chapel Cemetery in Acorn with Brothers Jimmy Graves, Cub Black, and Josh Bates officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be Monday evening, March 11th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online obituary available at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com
 

 

3-7-19 4:58 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

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Helen Grace Egger Philpot Obituary

Helen Grace Egger Philpot passed from this life into the arms of our Lord on March 6, 2019 at the age of 101 years and 7 months. She died peacefully at Mena Manor in Mena, Arkansas, surrounded by her daughters.

Helen was born July 22, 1917, as the eldest child of Amos and Grace Egger. She was the matriarch of six generations of the Philpot family, with 86 total descendants. Helen had 5 children, 16 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, 41 great, great grandchildren and 3 great, great, great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband of 56 years, Owen Philpot, brothers Ronald Egger, Dean Egger, sister Susie Egger Snelgrove, son Jim Philpot, grandson Stan Ryals, granddaughter Barbara Beck and great granddaughter Kari Lyle.

Helen is survived by her daughters, Mary Ryals and husband Leon, twins Nell Langston and husband Carlos, Dell Willhite, and Judy Cannon, her grandkids Dennis Philpot, Steve Philpot, Sandy Lyle, Melanie Titsworth, Terri Kenyon, Mike Ryals, Eudell Head, Keith Head, Tammy Rodgers, Donny Beck, Danny Beck, Deanna Beck, Denise Symens, and Stephanie Brown. And many other descendants.

Helen was born and raised in Highland, except for the three years her father was a fire watchman on Rich Mountain. The family lived below the lookout tower and walked the 2 miles to Eagleton weekly for supplies. She married Owen Philpot and lived in the Highland area. They also moved to Twain Harte, California twice in the 1930’s to work in the lumber industry, and eventually moved to Mena in 1982.

Helen was a homemaker and a Sunday School teacher at the Methodist Church in Highland and Cherry Hill for 45 years. She was an excellent cook and seamstress, and loved to garden and crochet. She was devoted to her family and was a faithful Christian who loved to read the bible. While Helen didn’t want to leave her daughters here on Earth, she was ready to go home and be with the Lord, Owen, Jim, and other beloved family members already in Heaven. We will miss her but look forward to seeing her again someday.

Funeral services will he held Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cherry Hill Methodist Church with Brothers Mark Lyle, Dennis Philpot and Joe Head officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery in Highland, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be general.

Pallbearers will be Dennis Philpot, Steve Philpot, Mike Ryals, Eudell Head, Keith Head and Curt Symens. Honorary pallbearers are Rick Brown, Donny Beck and Danny Beck. 

online obituary available at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com
 

 

3-6-19 5:32 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

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Audis Louise Gwaltney Obituary

Audis Louise Gwaltney age 93, of Smithville, Oklahoma passed away Monday, March 4, 2019 in Mena, Arkansas.

She was born in July 26, 1925 in Octavia, Oklahoma to the late Carl Walter Hilton and the late Eva Maggard Hilton. Audis was loving and dedicated to her family. Above all she loved and served God with her heart and soul. She enjoyed crafts and crocheting was her favorite hobby. She was a kind mother and a devoted grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her. Audis will be dearly missed.

She is survived by sons: Wendell Kent Gwaltney of Wharton, Texas and Perry Faron Gwaltney of Conway, Arkansas

Daughters: Phyllis LaVerne Rose of Conway, Arkansas and Cheryl Kay Gwaltney of Smithville, Oklahoma

Daughter-in-law: Barbra Bush of McAllister, Oklahoma

Grandchildren: Shelley Ebmeyer and husband Michael of Conway, Arkansas, Corey Rose and wife Desha of Conway, Arkansas, Della Holt and husband Greg of Meeker, Oklahoma, Ryan Batchelor and wife April of Octavia, Oklahoma, Mandy Copelen and husband Shawn of Krebs, Oklahoma
Dustin Gwaltney and wife Patricia of Midwest City, Oklahoma
 
Sister: Helen Mae Brown of Newcastle, Oklahoma

Sister (in-law): Doris Hilton of Jacksonville, Missouri

Special friend Charlotte Littrel, and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Eva Hilton, husband Paul Gwaltney, a son Gaylen Gwaltney, brothers Desmond Hilton and CJ Hilton, and sisters Gladys Capehart “Dean” and Okla Kirkpatrick.

Funeral service will be Friday, March 8, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Octavia Baptist Church with Brother Ed Rogers officiating. Interment will follow in the Octavia Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Visitation will be two hours prior to service at Octavia Baptist Church.

Pallbearers will be Corey Rose, Ryan Batchelor, Dustin Gwaltney, Tanner Rose, Michael Ebmeyer, Eric Ebmeyer, Alex Ebmeyer, and Kevin Stiles.
Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

3-6-19 2:44 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

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Mr. Franklin E. McPherson Obituary

Mr. Franklin E. McPherson, age 87, of Big Fork, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at his home.

He was born December 28, 1931 in Jonesboro, Arkansas and was a truck driver for 32 years. He was united in marriage to Peggy Crabtree. He was a lover of music and could play many stringed instruments by ear, and loved to tinker with radio and T.V. repair. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.

He is survived by wife: Peggy McPherson of the home

Children: Pam Dillon, Brenda Jackson, Susan Green, Vicky Heitz, and Frank McPherson, Jr.

14 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Jerry McPherson.

Mr. McPherson was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. No services are scheduled at this time. 
 

 

3-6-19 1:16 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

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Thelma "Sue" Mae Buchanan Obituary

Thelma “Sue” Mae Buchanan age 74 of Cove, Arkansas passed away February 22, 2019 in Cove, Arkansas.

Sue was born on October 20, 1944 in Newark, Ohio to the late Paul Wiley and the late Thelma McClain Wiley. She was a loving and kind homemaker, and she enjoyed raising her family. Sue adored her dogs, they were her fur babies. She was a dedicated and kind mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her.

She is survived by sons: Jerry Wiley and wife Mary of Alabama and Monty Buchanan and wife Carla of Mississippi

Daughters: Donna Smith of West Virginia and Patty Bradford and husband Donald of Alabama

Numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren

Sister: Hazel Kennedy of Washington State.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her son Jody Buchanan, and a sisters Norma Jean and Marie Barrett and her brother Ralph York.

Graveside service will be Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Six Mile Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
 
Visitation will be general.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com
 

 

3-5-19 1:55 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

 

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Diana Carol Campbell Obituary

Diana Carol Campbell, who resided in Mena, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith. She was born March 4, 1948, in Lodi, Calif., to the late Gail Freeman Meredith and Dorothy May (Davis) Meredith. She was less than two days away from her 71st birthday. 


She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lester Ray Campbell; two sisters, Bonnie Roberson and Ginger Henry; and one brother, Gail A. Meredith. 


Diana was chief tax collector for Polk County Sheriff's Department in Mena for the past 42 years. She was a loving mother and grandmother and she will be missed by all who knew her. 


Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at Brotherton Funeral Home Chapel in Charleston. There will also be a 1:30 p.m. graveside service with public viewing at Pinecrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Mena, under the direction of Brotherton Brothers Funeral Home and Flower Shop in Charleston. 


She is survived by her son, Todd Campbell and wife Christina of Lavaca; three sisters, Barbara Bowen and husband R.C. of Fort Smith, Debbie Hobbs and husband Johnny of Lavaca and Sherrie Walters and husband Jim of Wisconsin; three brothers, Jerry Don Meredith and wife Barbara of Central City, Ricky Meredith and wife Debbie of Panama and Robbie Meredith and wife Glenda of Lavaca; two brothers-in-law, Wayne Henry and H.C. Roberson; two grandchildren, Amanda Gilbert and husband Dillion of Charleston and Brandon Campbell and wife Lanie of Lavaca; and three great-grandchildren. 


Pallbearers will be Scott Sawyer, Ronnie Graves, Lucas Graves, Brian White, Mike Godfrey and Randy Jewell. 


The family will visit with friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at the funeral home. 


To pay an online tribute, please visit www.brothertonbrothersfuneralhomes.com.

 

3-4-19 5:06 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

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Sam Roland Miller Obituary

Sam Roland Miller

June 17, 1954 - February 25, 2019

 

Sam Roland Miller was born on June 17, 1954, at the Polk County Memorial Hospital in Mena. He was the fourth child of Leonard and Loretta Miller. He was part of the baby boom generation so he grew up watching Saturday morning cartoons, putting lightning bugs in a pint jar, and playing with cap guns like he was the Lone Ranger. There was also a rope in a tree where he would swing and yell like Tarzan. He was a small, skinny kid but didn't want to be, so in his early teens he saw the Joe Wieder muscle building plan in a comic book. Whether it was the Wieder plan or a normal growth spurt, he soon became a big, strong, and handsome young man. He worked hard as a Mena Bearcat and made all district in football. Sam worked construction but that's not what defined him. He was an accomplished wood worker. He enjoyed finding new things to make. He made beautiful wooden boxes, recipe boxes, jewelry boxes. He made them for friends and family and you could see in his eyes he was most happy when he gave a box to the person he made it for. He made cigar box guitars and taught himself to pick a few tunes. He gave away the guitars too, to friends and family. He loved animals, especially dogs and horses, and his dog Jack, his best friend, who died a couple of months ago. He served well at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mena as an Elder and congregation president. He didn't seek the positions but he did it because he was needed. Sam had a tender heart and a gentle soul. He died on February 25, 2019, at home in Mena. Sam Miller was a good son, good brother, good uncle, and good friend. He is gone too soon.

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

He is survived by his brother, Roger (Cynthia), of Eagle River, Alaska; sister, Ginger Hoyt (Dan), of Souderton, Pennsylvania; brother, Nick of Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Tom of Little Rock; several nieces and a nephew and many friends

A funeral service will be held Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Mena with Pastor Timothy Henning officiating. Interment will follow at the Pinecrest Memorial Park. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

 

3-4-19 10:52 a.m. KAWX.ORG

 

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Glenny Ray Allen Obituary

Glenny Ray Allen

January 19, 1942 - March 2, 2019

 

Glenny Ray Allen, age 77, of Mena, Arkansas died Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Baptist Health Hospital in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was born on Monday, January 19, 1942 to Elmer and Rhonda Myers Allen in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Glenny was a Christian man who was raised to never give up. He was a hard worker who always put forth all his effort in order to assure perfection. Glenny was a machinist and retired from Algiers in Garden Grove, California after forty years. After retirement, he went on to work at Street Performance in Mena as well as run several different businesses at different times. His true passion was working on and collecting antique clocks. He was said to be very skilled at tinkering on just about anything, but with clocks his meticulous work ethic really showed. Glenny also enjoyed watching westerns, woodworking, country music and small engine repair. At one time, he made aviaries and cared for many different kinds of birds. His family was very important to him, and he loved them all deeply. Glenny was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and a great friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Neoma Simpson.

Glenny is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Joyce Allen of Waldron, Arkansas; two daughters and sons in law, Starla and Michael Cline of Smithville, Oklahoma, and Brenda and Bruce Thomas of Hesperia, California; two brothers, Wayne Allen of Crestline, California, and Dean Allen of Hesperia, California; two sisters, Karen Ramirez of Hesperia, California, and Sheila Ocegueda of Lucerne Valley, California; four grandchildren, Amy Hamm and husband Tony of Cove, Bryan Johnson and wife Tabitha of Cove, Bethany Arellano and husband Daniel of Hesperia, California, and Jennifer Ferris of Menifee, California; seven great grandchildren, Chelsea Hamm, Hunter Hamm, Anthony Johnson, and Easton Johnson of Cove, Mason Jordan of Menifee, California, and Zaria Arellano and Jeremiah Arellano of Hesperia, California; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial mass will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

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3-4-19 9:21 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

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Marilyn Royer Obituary

Marilyn Royer

September 18, 1943 - March 1, 2019

 

Marilyn Royer, age 75, of Mena, Arkansas died Friday, March 1, 2019 at the Village Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was born on Saturday, September 18, 1943 to Eldon and Emmeline Ellis Royer in Macomb, Illinois.

Marilyn was raised in the Methodist faith and loved her family with all her heart. She worked as a computer analyst at NTN Bower Corporation for thirty-five years before retiring. Marilyn was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and served on the board in Macomb, Illinois, as well as photographed events they held. Even though Marilyn was somewhat of a lone wolf, she loved to help with the Eagles charity events and being with the people and taking pictures. She was an avid golfer and even had a custom set of golf clubs made to her specifications. Marilyn liked to listen to country music from the fifties and sixties. She loved to spend time with her nephews and niece, and was always fun to be around. Marilyn was a loving sister, aunt and a great friend and will be missed by all who got the chance to know her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Patsy Joe.

Marilyn is survived by one brother and sister in law, Donald and Christine Royer of Mena; four nephews and nieces, Tony Lane Royer of Bluffs, Illinois, Troy Simpson of Carthage, Illinois, Allen Montgomery of Ft. Madison, Iowa, and Cristal Queen of Biggsville, Illinois; and she will be sorely missed by all her friends and family.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Macomb, Illinois. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

3-2-19 5:55 p.m. KAWX.ORG

 

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Raymond A. Richardson Obituary

Raymond A. Richardson age 94 of Wickes, Arkansas passed away Thursday, February 28, 2019 in Wickes.

He was born in Wickes, Arkansas on December 26, 1924 to the late James Vincent Richardson and the late Bethel Richardson. Raymond was married to Bonnie Eugene McCauley. During his military career in the United States Navy he worked as a radio man in World War II. He worked also as a logger and farmer. Raymond never met a stranger and always enjoyed visiting with people. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with family and friends. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to all who knew him.

He is survived by wife: Bonnie Eugene Richardson of Wickes, Arkansas

Sons: Scott Raymond Richardson and wife Beverly Diane of Wickes, Arkansas  and Mike Stanley Richardson and wife Sheri of Wickes, Arkansas

Five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren

Numerous brothers and sisters

Host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral service will be Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Wickes Pentecostal Church in Wickes with Brother Chris Burke officiating. Interment will follow in the Daniel Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Pallbearers will be George Herring, Reggie Saddler, Ronnie Gillaspy, Jimmie Richardson, Tommy Herring, Billy Richardson, and Michael W. Richardson.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com
 

 

3-1-19 8:35 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

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Timothy Joseph Berry Obituary

Timothy Joseph Berry, age 71 of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2019 in Mena.

Timothy was born on September 18, 1947 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Henry W. Berry and the late Mary Jane Lyle Berry. He was married to Dianne Smith Berry. Timothy proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He was an avid Trump supporter and supporter of charities involving the Elks. He was a member of the NRA and was involved in veteran's activities. Timothy thoroughly enjoyed hunting, fishing, and listening to music with family and friends. He was a loving and kind husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to all who knew him.

He is survived by children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren

Brothers and sisters: Mary Jane Ferrell of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, Henry W. Berry, Jr. of Mission Viejo, California, Dennis A Berry and wife Becky of Alexander, Arkansas, Martha Starling and husband Jerry of Ozark, Arkansas, Angela Ward and husband Lee of Texas, Connie McMillan and husband Darrell of Ozark, Arkansas, Gabrielle Thrailkill and husband Daniel of DeQueen, Arkansas, Gemma Fiesea and husband Rick of Moline, Illinois

Three Aunts, nieces, nephews and a host of cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Pete Berry.

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

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. 
 

 

3-1-19 1:13 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

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