Obituaries

Earline George Liner Smith Obituary

Earline George Liner Smith age 89, of Sherwood, Arkansas passed away to her Heavenly home Tuesday, February 18, 2020.
On March 26, 1930 Earline was born to Daisy Nona Shimpock and Earl Edward George in Cove, Arkansas.
Earline loved to laugh and cut up with her grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and anyone else who would rise to the challenge. She was a Certified Dietician, a great cook, loved to go “junkin”, a great seamstress and most importantly, knew the Lord.
She is survived by daughters: Marcy Eckolls and husband Thad of North Little Rock, Arkansas, and Susan Wilcher and husband Larry of Wickes, Arkansas
Son: Dwight Liner and wife Cindy of Arlington, Texas
Grandchildren: Dawn Wilcox, Geoff Wilcher, Andrea McElveen, Penny Dedmon, Trent Handley, Kenneth Liner, Christy Pruitt, and Taylor Kouba
Great-grandchildren: Jacob, Lorin, Patrick, Hunter, Olivia, Marlie, Henry, Juston, Brock, Tony, Colton, Brittany, Beckham, and Bowen
One great-great-grandchild, Nora Lynne.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Kenneth Liner, daughter Marcella Liner, grandson Michael Liner, sisters Dovie, Pearl, Guy, Laverne, and brothers John, Pete, and Grover.
Honorary pallbearers are Kenneth Liner, Dylan Liner, Trent Handley, Henry Handley, Juston Handley, and Mike Wilcox.
Graveside service will be Friday, February 21, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Witherspoon Cemetery in Vandervoort, Arkansas with Reverend Chris Burke and Brother Larry Wilcher officiating under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Visitation will be general.

 

2-19-20 11:55 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

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A.J. Cole Obituary

A.J. Cole
August 17, 1937 - February 16, 2020
 
A.J. Cole, age 82, of Mena, died Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Springfield Rehabilitation in Springfield, Missouri. He was born on Thursday, August 17, 1937 to James and Dovie Standridge Cole in Mena, Arkansas.
 
A.J. was a southern Baptist pastor in Polk County for over forty years, most recently at the Salem Baptist Church in Nunley. He enjoyed getting to know people and spreading the good word. Every church that he pastored became like family, and nothing was more important to A.J. than God and family. He served in the United States National Guard and was a longtime member of the NRA and the Southern Baptist Convention. A.J. really loved being in nature and having hunting and fishing adventures. He was passionate about NASCAR and even did some race car driving in California in his younger years. A.J. was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.
 
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Sherry Cole; one son, Tracy Cole; one brother, Steve Cole and one sister, Ginger Cole.
 
A.J. is survived by one son, Troy Cole of Springfield, Missouri; one daughter and son in law, Mitzi and Sam Pearl of Watson, Oklahoma; two brothers, Farrell Cole of Mena and Jerry Cole of Wrightwood, California; four grandchildren, Dalton Pearl of Mena, Jenna Pearl of Watson, Oklahoma, Bryce Cole and Charli Cole both of Springfield, Missouri; two great grandchildren, Kaden Pearl and Krystal Pearl both of Mena; several nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.
 
Funeral services will be Friday, February 21, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. at the Concord Baptist Church in Ink with Brother Ron Ladd and Brother Jerry Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in the Concord Cemetery under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena. There is no visitation planned.
 
Pallbearers will be Troy Cole, Bryce Cole, Farrell Cole, Jerry Cole, Sam Pearl, and Dalton Pearl.
 
Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.
 
2-18-20 3:14 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Elaine 'Sue' Gilbert Stewart Obituary

Elaine “Sue” Gilbert Stewart age 78 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday, February 17, 2020 in Mena.

She was born on June 30, 1941 in Eagleton, Arkansas to the late Buford Gilbert and the late Bessie Little Gilbert. Sue was married to Wade R. Stewart for 48 ½ years. She taught Sunday School for 30 years, which she dearly enjoyed. Sue loved being outdoors gardening, camping and fishing with her family. She also enjoyed reading a good book for her pastime. Sue was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all who knew her. She will be dearly missed.

She is survived by husband: Wade Stewart

Daughter: Melissa Aleshire and husband Greg of Mena, Arkansas

Son: Wade Stewart, Jr. and wife Danielle of Mena, Arkansas

Eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren

Brothers: David Gilbert and wife Tawana, Neil Gilbert and wife Susan, Mark Gilbert and wife Jeanine, and Roger Gilbert and wife Sherry

Sisters: Martha Gurnick and husband Jim and Andre Gilbert

Sister-in-law: Pat Gilbert

Brother-in-law: Mark Stewart and wife Rebecca
 
Numerous nieces and nephews, and a special caregiver Debbie Alley.

She was preceded in death by her parents Buford and Bessie Gilbert, brother Richard Gilbert, sisters, Joyce Gilbert and Betty Fretz, brother and sister in-law Keith and Patricia Stewart, and a niece April Gilbert.

Graveside service will be Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Concord Cemetery with Brother Mark Lyle officiating.

Visitation will be general.
 
To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Elaine "Sue" Gilbert Stewart please visit our Sympathy Store.
 
2-17-20 11:40 a.m. KAWX.ORG 


 

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Delores Jean Lawrence Obituary

Delores Jean Lawrence age 80 of Smithville, Oklahoma passed away Thursday, February 13, 2020 in Oklahoma.

She was born on November 12, 1939 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Alvin Christeson and the late Clara Wilkins Christeson. Delores worked in the Poultry business as a plant worker. She was a very talented seamstress and enjoyed drawing. Never meeting a stranger, as she enjoyed talking and visiting. Delores liked to go to yard sales, where she always enjoyed talking and visiting. Above all she loved her grandchildren and her family. She was a loving and kind mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend.

She is survived by son: Rodney Lawrence and wife Judy of Bay City, Texas

Daughters: Jean Denton-Pfaff and husband Mike of Smithville, Oklahoma and Lottie Lewis and husband Jerry of Waldron, Arkansas

Six grandsons, three granddaughters, and twenty-three great-grandchildren.

Sisters: Edra Mayes of McMinville, Oregon and Dixie Keith of Vancover, Washington

Best friend: Walter Anderson.

She was preceded in death by her parents Alvin and Clara Christeson, two brothers, two grandsons, first husband Ernest Nollen and second husband L.C. Lawrence, and a son Wayne Nollen.

Funeral service will be Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Beasley-Wood Chapel with Brother Troy Denton officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hatfield, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Family and friends visitation will be Monday, February 17, 2020 at Beasley Wood from 5:00 p.m-7:00 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Rodney Lawrence,Jr. , Kenny Denton, David Denton, Michael Denton, Mike Pfaff and Jerry Lewis.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

2-14-20 3:23 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

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William Bill Quince Kelley Obituary

William “Bill” Quince Kelley, Jr. 83 of Cove, Arkansas passed away Monday, February 10, 2020 in Euless, Texas.

He was born on January 20, 1937 in San Antonio, Texas to the late William Quince Kelley, Sr. and the late Mildred Price Kelley. Bill worked at U.S. Motors, retiring after 30 years. He enjoyed traveling and fishing. Bill liked visiting with family and friends. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother-in-law and friend.

He is survived by sons: Will Kelley and wife Hope of Dodd City, Texas and Paul Kelley and wife Denise of Keller, Texas

Grandchildren: Lili, Ella, Jack, and Connor

Sister-in-law: Janice Kelley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Quince and Mildred Kelley, and a brother Curtis Kelley.

Funeral service will be Saturday, February 15, 2020, 10:00 a.m. at Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church in Cove with Brother Charles Sutton officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Visitation will be General.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

2-13-20 6:53 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Jean Marie Jacobs Obituary

Jean Marie Jacobs

April 22, 1932 - February 10, 2020

 

Jean Marie Jacobs, age 87, of Cherry Hill, Arkansas died Monday, February 10, 2020 at her home. She was born on Friday, April 22, 1932 to Holger and Gwendolyn Christiansen in Racine, Wisconsin.

Jean worked as a technician for IBM for many years. She liked the outdoors and enjoyed life on the farm with her loving husband, John. Jean was a loving wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Jean is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, John Jacobs of Cherry Hill, Arkansas; one son, Tony Jacobs of Cherry Hill; two daughters and sons in law, Lori and Ed Adams of Manteca, California, and Midge Jacobs and Robin Robbins of Babbitt, Minnesota; four grandchildren and several great grandchildren; several nephews and nieces and a host of other family and friends.

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

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

2-12-20 11:21 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

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James Franklin West Obituary

Mr. James Franklin West, 79, of Watson, Oklahoma passed away Saturday, February 8, 2020 at his home.

James was born in Kingfisher, Oklahoma on November 4, 1940 to the late Stanley Lee West and the late Gladys Louise White West. He was married to Donna Wilson West for 60 years. Mr. West was a mechanic and a master craftsman, showing his many talents rebuilding and restoring cars. He also had a love for the outdoors and nature and was an avid fisherman, aviarist and florist. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a friend to all.

He is survived by wife: Donna West of Watson, Oklahoma

Sons: James Dean West and wife Karen and James Franklin West and wife Jodi

Daughters: Tamilea Denmon and husband Bobby, Karen Davis and husband Jimmy, Jamie Reynolds and husband Douglas, and Amy Bartow and husband Wendell

14 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and 1 on the way.

James was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Elsie May, and a brother, John West.

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

 

2-9-20 3:31 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Bart D. Hailey Obituary

Mr. Bart D. Hailey, 54, of Mena, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2020 in Mena.

He was born January 1, 1966 in Fresno, California to Les Hailey and Carol Poor Hailey. He was married to Judy Ann Nelson Hailey and was a farmer. Mr. Hailey was an avid outdoorsman and loved fishing and gardening and burrows. Above all he was devoted to his family, whom he loved dearly. He was a loving son, husband, father, step-father, grandfather, uncle and friend.

He is survived by other: Carol Hailey of Hackett, Arkansas

Wife: Judy Hailey of Mena, Arkansas

Sister: Phyllis Fant and family of Russellville, Arkansas

Step-Sons: James Clanin and wife Marci of Austin, Texas and Zack Clanin and wife Jessica of North Carolina

Step-Daughter: Crystal Dehart and husband Colt of Mena, Arkansas

Many other nieces, nephews, grandkids and great grandkids.

He was preceded in death by his father Les Hailey, and his grandparents.

Mr. Hailey was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 10:30 at the Penuel Church in Hatfield with Reverend Daniel Egger officiating.
 
To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Mr. Bart D. Hailey please visit our Sympathy Store.
 
2-8-20 4:01 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Ellen Norlean Wilcox Obituary

Ellen Norlean Wilcox age 85 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2020 in Mena.

Ellen was born on February 28, 1934 in Big Fork, Arkansas to the late William Daniel Burkhart and the late Martha Ellen Crawford Burkhart. She was married to Troy Lee Wilcox until his passing. Ellen enjoyed cooking as her profession.

She is survived by daughters: Carolyn Watkins of Star City, Arkansas, Sherlyn Allen of Mena, Arkansas, Elizabeth Watts of Mena, Arkansas, Patricia Criner of Farmington, Arkansas, and Teresa Wilcox of Mena, Arkansas

Son: James Bain, Jr. of Mena, Arkansas

Many grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Martha Burkhart, and husband Troy Lee Wilcox.

Graveside services will be Friday, February 7, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in the Board Camp Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

2-6-20 9:53 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Lucy Allison Brownlow Obituary

Lucy Allison Brownlow

June 27, 1947 - February 4, 2020

 

Lucy Allison Brownlow, age 72, of Mena, Arkansas died Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at the Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab. She was born on Friday, June 27, 1947 to Earl Carlisle and Bernadean Evelyn Rhys Brownlow in Dallas, Texas.

Lucy was a Christian and loved her family above all. She worked over 20 years for Southern Disposal in Mena at the Hatfield Transfer Station. Lucy loved doing woodworking and decoupage art work. Lucy was a loving sister, aunt and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, William Chance, Garman Chance and David Chance and two sisters, Nancy Brownlow and Patricia O'Dell.

Lucy is survived by her brother, Fred Chance of Haslet, Texas; her beloved sister, Jenny Kidwell of Mena; her beloved fur babies, Sally and Jar Jar; several nephews and nieces and a host of other family and friends.

A celebration of life will be Monday, February 10, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. at the Covenant of Life Church with Brother Curtis Cox officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove. Visitation will be Monday, February 10, 2020 at 11:00 A.M till service time at 1:00 P.M. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the help with funeral expenses to Bowser Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 487, Mena, Arkansas 71953

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

2-5-20 3:42 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Jean E. Oliver Riley Obituary

Jean E. Oliver Riley age 89 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2020 in Mena.

Jean was born on January 15, 1931 in Evansville, Indiana to the late Alonzo Oliver and the late Marion Henson Oliver. She worked for Western Electric, now known as AT&T, for many years. Jean enjoyed doings arts and crafts. She volunteered working at the Depot and making crafts to sell. Most of all she enjoyed making Teddy Bears for the police department in Mena for children. She loved helping people in need. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her. Jean will be dearly missed.

She is survived by son: Ray Riley of Mena, Arkansas

Daughter: Pamela Albin of Mena, Arkansas

Grandchildren: Jean Epperson and Chris, David Riley, Amanda Reid and Scott, Nathaniel Riley, Rebecca Riley, Catherine Ulmer and Bennett, Angela Hudson and Donnie
 
Numerous great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild

Brothers: Jack Burdette and Sim, Gail Burdette and Jenny, Harry Burdette and Darlene

Sisters: Charlotte Kirkwood and Jesse, Suzanne Crowley and John, and Janiece Vowels and David.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sons Omer and Gene Riley, grandsons R.C. Riley and Anthony Riley, nephew Christopher Kirkwood, brothers Alonzo Oliver and Buddy Burdette, and sisters Ruby Chapman and Winnie Bradley.

Graveside service will be Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Pinecrest Memorial Park with Pastor Henny officiating under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Family and friends visitation will be Friday, February 7, 2020 at Beasley-Wood from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 

 

2-5-20 3:35 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Gaylord Rush Keener Obituary

Mr. Gaylord Rush Keener, 84, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday, February 3, 2020 in Mena.

He was born November 19, 1935 in Mena, Arkansas to the late John Wiley Keener and the late Helen Christine Rush Keener. He was happily married to Cordelia Jane Curry Keener. He was the local Snap on Tool Man and was also retired from Aalfs Manufacturing. Rush loved watching the Razorbacks and the Cowboys play football and was an avid gardener and hunter. He never met a stranger, but his true passion was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend and will be deeply missed.

He is survived by wife: Cordelia Keener of the home

Daughters: René Whitaker and husband Jeff of Mena, Arkansas and Vicky Heifner and husband Gerald of DeQueen, Arkansas

Sister: Sharon Wiles and husband John of Mena, Arkansas

Sister-in-Law: Alice Keener of New Potter, Arkansas

Grandchildren: Brad Anderson and Kailyn Deramus of Conway, Arkansas, Chelsea Johnson and husband Cameron of Hatfield, Arkansas, Cheyenne Anderson and Kevin Harris of Texarkana, Arkansas, Justin Ashley of Baytown, Texas, and Devin Ashley of Mena, Arkansas

Great-grandchildren: Easton, Eliza and Jagger Johnson and Cordelia Anderson

Nephews and niece: Terry Keener and wife Rita of New Potter, Arkansas, Beth Scott and husband Dewayne of Cove, Arkansas, and Billy Keener and wife JoAnne of Conway, Arkansas

Several other family and friends too great to mention.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, Alton Keener and J.W. Keener, and a sister Daphne Hirsch.

Funeral services will be Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.at Beasley-Wood Chapel with Brother Ron Tilley officiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home.

A private family burial I will follow in the Rocky Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday evening, February 5th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Honorary pallbearers are Brad Anderson, Justin Ashley, Devin Ashley, Jeff Whitaker, Gerald Heifner and Cameron Johnson.
 

 

2-5-20 3:26 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Joe Allen Lister Obituary

Joe Allen Lister

March 2, 1944 - February 3, 2020

 

Joe Allen Lister, age 75, of Hatton, Arkansas passed away on Monday, February 3, 2020 at his home. He was born on Thursday, March 3, 1944 to Roy Sr. and Awilda Pearl Medearis Lister in Wichita, Kansas.

Joe was always smiling and enjoying life, no matter what was thrown his way. His optimism and good advice was admired by anyone close to him. He served in the United States Army in Military Intelligence and was very proud to have served his country. Later, Joe restored boats at a marina in Texas, with a lot of fine woodworking. He was a very talented woodworker and was always busy crocheting a new afghan for friends and family. Joe enjoyed his daily coffee and talking with his brother. His family was very important to him, and he always enjoyed life to the fullest at every opportunity. Joe was a loving brother, uncle, and a great friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Jeanie Fowler.

Joe is survived by two brothers and sister in law, Roy and Marilyn Lister of Hatton, and Johnny Lister of Hatton; several nieces and nephews, Pearl and Richard Hexamer of Hatfield, and Roy and Lisa Lister of Hatton; eight great nieces and nephews, and many great-great nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 5:00 P.M. at the Defenders Boxing Club in Mena, Arkansas with Brother Vernon Payne officiating. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

2-4-20 6:16 p.m. KAWX.ORG

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Elizabeth Jane Bellon Obituary

Elizabeth Jane Bellon

April 5, 1981 - February 3, 2020

 

Elizabeth Jane Bellon, age 38, of Cherry Hill, Arkansas died Monday, February 3, 2020 at the Mena Regional Health System. She was born on Sunday, April 5, 1981 to John Thomas Jr. and Mary Emma Casey Jobe in Conroe, Texas.

Elizabeth was a lady of faith and love for her family. Her home and her family she made with her husband, Tom was the most important aspect of her life. She made her home a place where her children flourished and was nurtured. Elizabeth was a member of the Cherry Hill Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing and doing her needlepoint. Elizabeth loved playing music and was so talented she could play almost any instrument she picked up. She attended Williams Baptist College on and Band and Choir Scholarship when she graduated high school. Elizabeth was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her father, John Jobe Jr.

Elizabeth is survived by her loving husband, Tom Bellon of Cherry Hill; her six daughters, Hannah Bellon of Mena, Kara Bellon, Ella Bellon, Naomi Bellon, Esther Bellon and Aimee Bellon all of Cherry Hill; her mother, Mary Jobe of Mena; her two brothers and sister in law, Johnny and Veronica Jobe of Vandervoort and Shawn Jobe of Marion, Illinois; her sister and brother in law, Shari and Rodney Dominguez of Mena; one granddaughter, Finnley Cannon of Mena; several nephews and nieces and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services will be Saturday, February 8, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at the Cherry Hill Baptist Church with Steve Barney and Brother Grant Geiger officiating. Interment will be Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. at the Maplewood Cemetery in Exeter, Missouri. Visitation will be Friday, February 7, 2020 from 6-8 P.M. at the Bowser Funeral Home Chapel in Mena. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

2-4-20 6:10 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Claude Ernest Overcast Obituary

Claude "Ernie" Ernest Overcast

August 2, 1928 - January 26, 2020

 

Claude Ernest Overcast, age 91, of Mena, Arkansas died Sunday, January 26, 2020 at the Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab in Mena. He was born on Thursday, August 2, 1928 to Claude Ross and Annie Elder Overcast in Shamrock, Texas.

Ernie as he was lovingly known was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mena. Ernie enjoyed working in the yard, spending time with his family and friends. Ernie served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. Before his retirement he worked many years at the Mena Wal-Mart. Ernie was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle and a great friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

Ernie is preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Shelia Osburn; three brothers, Bill Overcast, Richard Overcast and Lawrence Overcast and his sister, Thelma Jett.

Ernie is survived by loving wife, Sharon Overcast of Mena; his sons, Steven Overcast of Huntington Beach, California and Douglas Carr of Garden Grove, California; three daughters, Kim Walker of Chino Hills, California, Terri Glenn of Huntington Beach, California and Dana McDonald of Newport Beach, California; his brother, Melvin Overcast of Washburn, Texas; nineteen grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church in Mena with Reverend Donald Hall officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

1-30-20 8:17 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Dillard Wayne Reid Obituary

Dillard Wayne Reid age 77 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2020 in Waldron.

Wayne was born on August 23, 1942 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Thaddeus Dillard Reid and the late Arvie Gladys Fleming Reid. He enjoyed working as a farmer, poultry grower and cattle rancher a career he loved. Wayne was a hard worker and would help anyone in need and was a friend to everybody. He was a loving brother, uncle and friend. He will be dearly missed.

He is survived by sisters: Marilyn Hogan of Waldron, Arkansas and Nancy Thompson of Tulsa, Oklahoma

Nieces and Nephews: Mike Hogan and wife Kim, Cheryl Seidel and husband Stuart, Bary Hogan and wife Christine, Annette Smith and husband David, Chris Thompson and wife Wendy, Darin Thompson and wife Jill, and John Richard Reid.

He was preceded in death by his parents Thaddeus and Gladys Reid, a brother Arvil Alger and his nephew Mitchell Thompson.

Funeral service will be Friday, January 31, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at First Christian Church in Mena with Reverend Gary Garret officiating. Interment will follow in the Owens Chapel Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Visitation will be at First Christian Church in Mena from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Chris Thompson, Darin Thompson, Bary Hogan, Joseph Thompson and Jeffrey Hogan.

Honorary pallbearers will be Raymond Falls, Duane Webb, Tom Earhart, Steve Barney, Lee Pridgin and Charles Lacefield.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

1-29-20 3:06 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Terry Neal Griffith Obituary

Terry Neal Griffith age 71 of Denton, Texas passed away Friday, January 24, 2020 in Texas.

Terry was born on May 2, 1948 in Mena, Arkansas to the late George T. Griffith and the late Margie Lorene Hart Griffith. He worked for Dillard’s as a heating and air maintenance employee. Terry was an avid gun collector. He was a beautiful singer and talented guitar player and also a great storyteller of funny stories. Terry enjoyed being outdoors hunting and fishing. He was a loving and kind father, grandfather, brother and friend to all who knew him. Terry will be dearly missed.

He is survived by daughter: Sondra Valentine and husband Jay of Indianapolis, Indiana

Grandchild: Allison Clark of Indianapolis, Indiana

Step-son: Eric Flood of California

Brother: Thomas Griffith of Tulsa, Oklahoma

Sisters: Susan Regan of Sperry, Oklahoma, Barbara Griffith of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Karen Jones of Sperry, Oklahoma.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Margie Lorene Griffith and a nephew Charles Bell.

Memorial service will be Saturday, February 01, 2020 at Beasley-Wood Chapel at 2:00 p.m. under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Family and friends visitation will be one hour prior to service at Beasley-Wood.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

1-29-20 3:00 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Walter 'Charlie' Charles Vaught

Walter Charles "Charlie" Vaught, age 79, of Hatfield, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the Earlene Howard Hospice Home in Springdale, Arkansas. He was born on Wednesday, February 14, 1940 to Charley and Nettie Mitchell Vaught in Langley, Arkansas.

Charlie was a good man who loved his family. He was a logger for many years before working at U.S. Motors in Mena for twenty years. Charlie eventually retired from the Polk County Road Department. He raised dogs and enjoyed spending time with his grandkids any time that he could. Charlie loved his companion, Bonnie, with all his heart. Charlie was a loving companion, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and a great friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

Charlie is preceded in death by his parents; one son, Dennis Vaught; three brothers, Rufus Vaught, Geloy Vaught, and Kenneth Vaught; and one sister, Olive White.

Charlie is survived by his loving companion, Bonnie Martin of Hatfield; one son and daughter in law, Mitch and Bobbi Vaught of Berryville, Arkansas; one daughter and son in law, Susie and Kevin Brown of Glen Allen, Virginia; one brother and sister in law, Gail and Doylene Vaught of Smithville, Oklahoma; one sister and brother in law, June and G.E. Montgomery of Mountain Home, Arkansas; sister in law, Lavelle Vaught of Malvern, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Shane Brown of Richmond, Virginia, Joshua Brown of Lowell, Arkansas, Daniel Brown of Richmond, Virginia, Chelsea Abendroth of Holiday Island, Arkansas, and Shelby Vaught of Kenilworth, Utah; four great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena with Brother Jefferson Mattox officiating. Interment will follow at the Foote Cemetery in Cove, Arkansas. A visitation will be held on Friday, January 31, 2020 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena.

Pallbearers will be Shane Brown, Joshua Brown, Daniel Brown, Scott Vaught, Clifton Vaught, and Brian Vaught.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

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1-28-20 1:35 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Henry Cogburn Obituary

Henry Cogburn age 70 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, January 24, 2020 in Mena.

Henry was born on August 30, 1949 in Hopper, Arkansas to the late Arthur Cogburn and the late Recie Cogburn. He married Donna Foster on October 29, 1971. Henry proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He thoroughly enjoyed being outdoors hunting and fishing. Henry was a loving and devoted husband, brother and friend to all who knew him. He will be dearly missed.

He is survived by wife: Donna Cogburn of Mena, Arkansas

Brother: Dean Cogburn and wife Joy of Mena, Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Recie Cogburn, three brothers, Doice Cogburn, Roy Cogburn, and Daniel Cogburn, and a sister Rose Proch.

Funeral service will be Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Beasley-Wood Chapel with Brother Steve Ellison officiating. Interment will follow in the Brushy Cemetery in Oden, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Visitation will be one hour prior to service at Beasley-Wood.

Pallbearers will be Larry Scheeler, Rick Foster, James Armor, Michael Cross, Gary Winkley and Carl Foster, Jr.

Honorary pallbearers are his “Best Buds”, Charlie Brown, Mac Westmoreland, Tommy Earhart, Aaron Whisenhunt and Kelly Galloway.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 
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1-27-20 11:03 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Jimmy Dale Matheson Obituary

Jimmy Dale Matheson age 64 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Thursday, January 23, 2020 in Mena.

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

 

1-25-20 9:42 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Patricia Ruth Brown Obituary

Patricia Ruth Brown age 89 of Octavia, Oklahoma passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020 at her home.

Ruth was born September 10, 1930 in Octavia, Oklahoma to the late Herbert William Smith and the late Beulah Mae Hilton Smith. She was married to the late George C. Brown, Jr. Ruth was a homemaker, and her primary interests were caring for her children, her husband, her grandchildren, and anyone else she could help. She was also a woman of many skills, including planting trees for Weyerhaeuser, substitute teaching, traveling as a gospel singer, teaching Sunday School and publishing short of pieces of writing. Ruth was a loving mother, grandmother, great- grandmother, great-great grandmother and friend to all who knew her. She will be dearly missed by all.

She is survived by sons: Cooper Brown and wife Sue of Honobia, Oklahoma, David Brown and wife Glenda of Ludlow, Oklahoma, Jeff Brown and wife Linda of Octavia, Oklahoma, Mitch Brown and wife Felecia of Octavia, Oklahoma, Kevin Brown and wife Susie of Glen Allen, Virginia, Chris Brown and wife Sheila of Rattan, Oklahoma and Patrick Brown and wife Sarah of Octavia, Oklahoma

Daughter: Brenda Johnston and husband Delano of Octavia, Oklahoma

Twenty grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Octavia Baptist Church in Octavia with Brother Ed Rogers officiating. Interment will follow in the Octavia Cemetery in Octavia, Oklahoma under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Pallbearers will be her sons and son-in-law, Delano Johnston.

Visitation will be general.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

1-20-20  12:12 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Annie Muriel Whisenhunt Hendrix Obituary

Annie Muriel Whisenhunt Hendrix, 93, of Shady, met her Lord and Savior on January 17, 2020 after suffering and surviving two heart attacks. She was born in Shady, Arkansas to Joseph D. and Effie C. Lawrence Whisenhunt, the last surviving child of five siblings.
 
She was preceded in death by her husband Paul, her parents, an infant brother, sisters and brothers-in-law, Gertrude and Hubert Cox and Josephine and W.C. Bailey and brother Edward R. Whisenhunt of Louisiana, who was to be buried on the day of her passing. She was married to Paul Hendrix for 43 years and bore four children who survive her, sons D. Gene Hendrix and wife Vicki, E. Dean Hendrix and wife Ilene, J. Danny Hendrix and wife Elizabeth(Beth), and daughter Annita Hendrix all of Polk County, Arkansas.
 
Miss Muriel was a daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, friend and devout Christian.
 

She leaves 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends to celebrate her life.

 

She will lie in state at Beasley-Wood Funeral Home, Mena, Arkansas until January 20, 2020, at 2p.m. when she will be transported to New Hope Baptist Church at Shady for final services with Brother Danny Minton officiating. Miss Muriel will be laid to rest in Shady Cemetery beside her husband and amidst all the family members who welcomed her Home.

 

Pallbearers will be Bryon Hendrix, Jason Hendrix, Travis Hendrix, John Harrison, Elgie Evans and Travis Philpot.

 

Honorary pallbearers are the rest of her family who she loved wholeheartedly and her church family of New Hope Baptist Church.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

1-18-20 8:21 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Mrs. Ramona L. Taylor Obituary

Mrs. Ramona L. Taylor age 79 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020 in Mena.

Mrs. Taylor was born December 12, 1940 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Fobin Jim Bain and the late Grace Olene Adams. She was married to Jeffrey Taylor until her passing. Ramona graduated high school in 1958 from Mena and was a Beautician by profession. She was loving wife, mother, and friend to all who knew her. She will be dearly missed.

She is survived by husband: Jeffrey Taylor of Mena, Arkansas

Sons: John Cash Cates of Hackett, Arkansas and Jefferson Lea Cates of Dallas, Texas.

Mrs. Taylor was sent to University of Arkansas for Medical Science.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

-16-20 4:00 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Richard James "Emanouil" Davis

Richard James "Emanouil" Davis, age 63, of Mena, AR, passed from this life at 6:25 A.M. Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at Conway Regional Medical Center in Conway, AR. He was born on Monday, February 13, 1956, to Christy and Dorothy Emanouil in Lowell, MA.

Richard loved the Lord with all his heart. He attended St. Agnes Catholic Church and was a member of their Knights of Columbus chapter. He owned The House Doctors for many years specializing in room additions and remodels. Far more than a carpenter, Richard was an artist and master craftsman, as many can attest. Those gifts and passions led him to open Architectural Salvage by Ri-Jo which he owned and operated for the past fifteen years. He took great pride in those businesses he built and found joy in the creative outlet they provided. Richard was a loving husband, son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and great friend guided always by his faith and devotion to his beloved wife, Joan. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Richard is preceded in death by his brother, David Emanouil.

He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Joan Davis of Mena, AR; a daughter, Terri Carter of Huntsville, AL; a son, Tim Blacke and his wife Tammy of Hulbert, OK; his parents, Christy and Dorothy Emanouil of Bridgton, ME; two sisters: Dawn Bell and her husband Robin of Naples, ME, and Lisa Forsythe and her husband Charley of Porter, ME; eight grandchildren: Jennevieve Scott and her husband Shawn of Moore, OK, Christian Hill of Oklahoma City, OK, Caleb Hill of Midwest City, OK, Alix Marley of Owens Cross Roads, AL, and Colten, Seth, Aaron, and Abigail Blacke of Hulbert, OK; six great-grandchildren: Noah, Kyler, Gracie, Ava, Henry and Easton; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at 10:00 A.M. at Saint Agnes Catholic Church in Mena, AR, with Fr. Joseph Shantiraj officiating. Interment will follow at the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Mena, AR. A Rosary service will be held Friday, January 17, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, AR.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

 

 

1-15-20 4:03 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

 

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Patsie Ruth Knapp Obituary

Patsie Ruth Knapp

October 1, 1936 - January 14, 2020

 

Patsie Ruth Knapp died in Tulsa on Tuesday, January 14, at age 83, in the presence of family. She has gone to join her beloved husband of 62 years, Jim Knapp, in the great hereafter.

Born in Okemah, Oklahoma on October 1, 1936 to George Clay and Audrey Indianola Robertson, she is survived by her sister Billie Moore, of Haleyville, her sister Linda Marshall, who lives in Florida, and one brother, Earl Robertson, of Wewoka. Three sisters and a brother preceded her in death: her beloved Adolphine, known as Dot, Frankie, Nola Marie, and a brother, Charles.

She is survived by two children, Tim Knapp and Terri Abel, six grandchildren: Brian Norman, Shealynn Murrell, Derek Abel, Nathan Knapp, Lindsey Knapp, Bethany Knapp, and nine great-grandchildren.

Patsie attended Butner High School and Murray State. On December 17, 1955, she married Jim.

She was a longtime teacher at New Lima High School, where she could frequently be spotted as scorekeeper at high school basketball games coached by her husband. In 1979 she and Jim moved to Smithville, in Southeast Oklahoma, where she taught at nearby Watson Elementary. She was an enthusiastic supporter of the New Lima Falcons, the Smithville Braves, the Watson Tigers, and, while her son Tim was playing baseball at OSU, the Cowboys. She took Jim's side in pulling for OU in football, however.

During the last three decades of her life she was an active member of Octavia Baptist Church, and surrounded by her grandchildren, whom she loved dearly. She loved taking long fishing trips and road trips with her husband, Jim-their last lengthy one, in 2012, took them all the way from Oklahoma, across the western continental United States, up the Alaska Highway across Canada, and back. She and Jim also took cruises to Northern Europe and the Mediterranean with her grandchildren and daughter, Terri. Every year, even after they had both retired, they attended the State Tournament in Basketball in Oklahoma City, until health concerns ended their traveling days.

She documented the life of her family and the trips she took with them in photograph after photograph. She loved to get out on the road with her man.

Funeral services will be held at Octavia Baptist Church, Saturday, January 18. Visitation at noon, service to follow at 1pm, and a meal to be held afterward.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

1-15-20 2:38 p.m. KAWX.ORG

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