Obituaries

Brenda Tate Obituary

Ms. Brenda Tate, age 79, passed away Thursday, December 2, 2021, in Mena, Arkansas. She was born December 29, 1941, to the late Richard C. and Helen McLafferty Barham.

Ms. Tate was a teacher by profession who enjoyed crosswords and birdwatching. She loved crafting and hanging out with her grandkids, her garden, and loved rooting for the Denver Broncos and the Razorbacks. Woo Pig Sooie!

Brenda is preceded in death by her parents, Richard C. and Helen McLafferty Barham. She is survived by her daughter, Tracy Tate Allphin; grand-daughter, Kayla Pullen and husband Jeff; great-grand-daughters, Hailee Pullen and Tatelynn Pullen; sisters, Becky Crawford and husband John, and Barbara Beaver and husband Eric; as well as numerous other family members and friends.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Cremation services are entrusted to Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.
 

 

12-2-21 6:04 p.m. KAWX.ORG

Neva Nell Fairless Obituary

Neva Nell Fairless, age 79, passed away Monday, November 29, 2021, in Hatfield, Arkansas. She was born November 24, 1942, in Hatfield, Arkansas to the late Henry Lee and Tranna Ethel (Savage) Fairless.

Ms. Fairless was a beautician and cook by profession, and enjoyed fishing, hunting for fossils, rock hounding with her sister, “running up and down the road”, crystal rocks, and cooking. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt.

Neva is preceded in death by her father, Henry Lee Fairless; mother, Tranna Ethel (Savage) Fairless; brothers, Carl Fairless, Connie “Bo” Fairless, and Marlon Fairless; sister, Frances Fairless Liles; and by her brother-in-law, Allen Gibson.

She is survived by her sons, Kenneth Cline and wife Tammi, and Roscoe Cline; daughter, Tranna Onstott and huband Larry; grandchildren, Almonzo Onstott, Cory Onstott, Welch Onstott, Vicki Cline, Roscina Cline, and Adam Cline; numerous great-grandchildren; brothers, Coy Fairless and wife Diane, Calvin Fairless, Charles Fairless and wife Angie, Everett Fairless and wife Melinda; sisters, Carolyn Hammonds and husband Louis, Oleta Fairless and Freda Gibson; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and other family.

Graveside services will be Friday, December 3, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hatfield, Arkansas. With Brother Aaron Anglin officiating, under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are Eric Fairless, Jacob Mize, Josh Neer, Leroy Aurther, Gabriel Jasso, and Mike Johnson.
 

 

11-30-21 2:08 p.m. KAWX.ORG

 

Cathy Lynn Singleton Obituary

Cathy Lynn Singleton, age 60, of Mena, Arkansas died Sunday, November 28, 2021 at Chi St. Vincent in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was born on Tuesday, February 14, 1961 to Bobby Lott and Norma Jean Moran Lott.

Cathy was a sweet and caring lady who adored her family. She loved to spoil her grandkids and was always on the go keeping up with her children's activities. Cathy was very proud of her children and loved her little dog Gizmo. She enjoyed attending family get togethers and helping Mr. Maye out with the show lambs. Cathy was a member of the Mena FFA alumni for over 30 years. She made her living as a hairdresser in her early years before retiring as a homemaker. Cathy was a loving wife, grandmother, aunt, and friend and she will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Norma Jean Lott and one son, Greg Singleton.

Cathy is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Steve Singleton of Mena; her father, Bobby Lott of Acorn; two sons and daughters in law, Gary and Colby Singleton of Mena and Jason and Caroline Singleton of Mena; two daughters and one son in law, Jessica and Bradlee Beck of Mena and Hope Lott of Mena; two sisters; seven grandchildren, Avery Singleton, Garrison Singleton, Bradley Singleton, Jep Singleton, Gregory Singleton, Sadie Singleton, and J.B. Beck all of Mena; several nephews and nieces and a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Big Fork Arkansas with Brother Troy Denton and Brother Robert Lott officiating. No visitation is planned. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

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11-29-21 6:03 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

Charles Edward Beck Obituary

Mr. Charles Edward Beck, age 63, passed away Sunday, November 28, 2021, in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Mr. Beck was born August 25, 1958, in Taylorville, Illinois to the late Thomas and Mary Coffee Beck.

Charles was a truck driver by profession and loved his career. He also enjoyed woodworking, camping, guns, and riding his motorcycle. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and family-man.

Mr. Beck is preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and one sister.

He is survived by his loving wife, Trish Beck; son, Charles “Chuck” Beck Jr, and wife Brittney.; daughter, Ashley Beck; 6 grandchildren; step-grandchild, Brittnay Price, with whom he shared a special bond with; as well as 11 other step-grandchildren; cousins, Adam Beck, Aaron Beck, Andrew Beck, and Sue Kesterson; as well as a host of family and other friends.

Cremation services are entrusted to Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Burial will be at a later date in Chillicothe, Illinois.
 

 

11-29-21 11:10 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

James Kevin Moss Obituary

James Kevin Moss, age 80, passed away in Mena, Arkansas on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. He was born April 19, 1941 to the late James Charles and Opal Lea (Long) Moss in Tribune, Kansas.

Mr. Moss was a computer programmer by profession and bravely served in the United States Navy. He was an avid book lover and liked to read, however computers were his life.

Kevin is proceeded in death by his parents, James Charles and Opal Lea (Long) Moss. He is survived by his step-son, Guardo; daughter, Michelle Cristine Moss of Texas; step-grandchild, Tony; brother, Kit Moss; and by his sister, Karen Moss.
Cremation Services are entrusted to Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.
 

 

11-29-21 11:06 a.m. KAWX.ORG

Jill Annette Cabello Obituary

Jill Annette Cabello, age 62, of Mena, Arkansas died Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at the Mena Regional Health System. She was born on Saturday, June 20, 1959 to Stephen Douglas Barney and Carol Mae (LaBuy) Barney in Rockford, Illinois.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 27, 2021 from 2:00-4:00 PM at the Daisy Room in Mena. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

 

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11-24-21 8:17 p.m. KAWX.ORG

James H. (Jim) Montgomery Obituary

James H. (Jim) Montgomery, age 94 of Mena, Arkansas passed away November 22, 2021, in Mena.

Jim was born in Champagne, Illinois on May 20, 1927, to the late John Waldo “Monty” and Ruth Lucille (Weaver) Montgomery. Jim bravely served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was married to the love of his life, Bettie Jean “Dommie” Montgomery, for 69 years until her passing in 2017. He was adventuresome and loved traveling with his wife. He was always happiest when looking forward to his next adventure. Jim and Bettie were the proud owners of the Pine Bowl for 49 years. Jim was a problem solver and truly loved building businesses with his son, Jeff and grandson, Clint. He didn’t like to live in the past, and instead would look toward the future. He especially loved spending time with his 6 great-grandchildren whom he adored.

Mr. Montgomery is survived by, son, Jeff and wife Penny Montgomery of Mena, Arkansas; daughter, Jill and husband Brian Mourning of Wonder Lake, Illnois; grandchildren, Clint and wife Telissa Montgomery, and Sarah Montgomery; great-grandchildren, Haley Montgomery, Skylar Montgomery, Max Montgomery, Katie Valdovinos, Reese Montgomery, and Hope Roberts; brothers, Jerry and wife Susie Montgomery of Branson, Missouri, John and wife Donna Montgomery of Mena, Arkansas; and sister, Joy Cross Montgomery of Spanish Fort, Alabama; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other family, and friends.

A special thank you goes out to Bonnie for her years of wonderful caregiving and friendship.

He was preceded in death by his parents; John Waldo “Monty” and Ruth Lucille (Weaver) Montgomery; wife, Bettie Jean “Dommie” Montgomery; and sister, Phyllis Montgomery.

Graveside services for Jim will be held Monday, November 29, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Mena, Arkansas with Brother Victor Rowell officiating under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Visitation is scheduled for Sunday, November 28, 2021, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Southwest Arkansas Visiting Nurses, 600 7th St, Mena, AR 71953.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

11-23-21 12:30 p.m. KAWX.ORG

 

James Bates Obituary

James Lee Bates, age 80, of Mena, AR, passed away Sunday, November 21, 2021. James was born July 29, 1941 to the late Jodie Bates and Pebble Lunsford Bates of Mena. James was a veteran of the United States Army and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He became the owner of The Chopping Block in 1970, which he later expanded into The Chopping Block Steakhouse restaurant. He retired in 2000, passing the restaurant to his daughter and son-in-law, Sherri and William Rainey.

He was preceded in death by his son, Richard Lee Bates, his brother, Darris Bates, and his sister-in-law, Ethel Fountain. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Patricia Bates, of Mena; his daughter, Lisa Bates, and daughter-in-law, Geri Ayers, both of Las Cruces, NM; his daughter, Sherri Bates Rainey, and son-in-law, William Rainey, both of Mena; his brothers, Gerald Bates of Mena; and Roger Bates of Van Buren.

Visitation with family and friends will be at Beasley-Wood Funeral Home Friday, November 26, 2021 between the hours of 5:00 pm-7:00 pm. The funeral service will be Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Timothy J. Henning, Pastor. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be William Rainey, Gerald Bates, Lee Fountain, Mario Malucci, Michael Hunter, and Jeremiah Osborn.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association or Trinity Lutheran Church in Mena, AR.
 

 

11-22-21 3:36 p.m. KAWX.ORG

 

Neil Vance Burnett Obituary

Neil Vance Burnett, age 63, of Mena, Arkansas died Sunday, November 7, 2021 at his home. He was born on Monday, June 2, 1958 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

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

 

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11-19-21 3:36 p.m. KAWX.ORG

Beth-Jane Rose Obituary

Mrs. Beth-Jane Rose, age 79, of Lincoln, Arkansas, passed away November 13, 2021, at her home in Lincoln.

She was born February 23, 1942, in Elizabeth, New Jersey to the late Alfred Price and the late Elsie Wogatzke Price. She was married to the late J.D. Rose and was an LPN by profession. Beth loved sewing, truck driving, boating, camping and was a wonderful cook. She was a born-again believer in Jesus Christ. She loved her family and was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great great-grandmother, and a friend to all who knew her and she will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her sons, Bobby Verdic and wife Rhonda, Barry Verdic, and Billy Verdic and wife Joyce; by her daughter, Beverly Southern and husband Jerald as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild.

Graveside services will be Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove with Matthew Sallee officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, November 20th from 10:00 a.m. till noon at the funeral home prior to service. Arrangements are entrusted to the Beasley Wood Funeral Home.

Online obituary available at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

11-15-21 5:02 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

Loretta Mae Isom Obituary

Mrs. Loretta Mae Isom, age 86, passed away, Saturday, November 13, 2021, in Mena, Arkansas. She was born June 9, 1935, in Vandervoort, Arkansas, to the late Vessie Arvel and Mandy Pauline Cooper Ralls.

Mrs. Isom was a factory worker by profession and was an avid seamstress who enjoyed quilting and sewing. Loretta loved cooking for her family and was known to be very altruistic and was always doing for others.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Vessie Arvel and Mandy Pauline Cooper Ralls; her husband, Everett Isom; 3 brothers, Waymon Ralls, J.D Ralls, and James Arvell Ralls; and by her sister, Sandra Batoon.

Mrs. Isom is survived by, her children, Linda Ashcraft, and husband Rick of Cove Arkansas, Sue Rogers and husband Bruce of Irving, Texas; grandchildren, Jason Rogers and wife Rhonda, Serenda Rogers, and Matthew Rogers; several nieces and nephews; great-grandchild, Freddy Rogers of Grand Prairie, Texas; sisters-in-law, Evaughn Ralls, and Jennie Ralls.

Services for Mrs. Isom will be held, Friday, November 19, 2021, at Beasley-Wood Chapel at 2:00 p.m., with Brother Nathan Sherer and Brother Mark Lyle officiating. Interment will follow at Nunley Cemetery, under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.
Visitation is general.

Pallbearers are Steve Phillips, Buddy Hooper, David Yandell, Jerry Ralls, Tommy Callahan and George Menezes

Honorary Pallbearers are Bill Wells and John Aguirre.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

11-15-21 3:37 p.m. KAWX.ORG

 

Frances Marie Rachel Riddle Obituary

Frances Marie Rachel Riddle, age 73, of Cove, Arkansas died Sunday, November 7, 2021 peacefully in the comfort of her home with her husband by her side. She was born on Monday, November 29, 1947 to John Kelly and Emma Jane Kelly in Elmira, New York.

Frances was one of the most compassionate and forgiving people you could ever meet. She gave her husband, Ron, the best 12 years of his life. She and Ron were members of the First United Methodist Church in Mena, and she was also proud to have been ordained as a minister. Frances enjoyed playing board games and watching movies with her husband. She liked to read Stephen King novels and the Twilight series as well as watch the movies. She loved to listen to Elvis Presley, but also enjoyed classical music, Native American flute music, and even Evanescence. Frances was passionate about the Native American people and culture and was the Grandmother of the Ikch Oyate Sovereign Nation. She loved her family with all her heart. Ron and her children meant the world to her. Frances was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, sister, and a friend and she will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Frances is survived by loving husband of 12 years, Ron Riddle of Cove; two sons, Franklin Tinkhan of Richmond, Virginia, and Shawn Tinkhan of Kentucky; two daughters, April Kies of Winder, Georgia, and Leah Winkley of Winder, Georgia; two step daughters, Kristina Crannell of Kettering, Ohio, and Jacittia Riddle of Yuca Valley, California; one sister, Sharon Segrest of Florida; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church in Mena. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

 

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11-15-21 10:45 a.m. KAWX.ORG 
 

Nona Anita Davis Obituary

Nona Anita Davis, age 84, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Sunday, November 14, 2021, at her home in Mena, Arkansas.

She was born April 26, 1937, to Floyd Fountain and Dortha Sherman Fountain.

Ms. Davis was a paraprofessional for Mena schools, and she enjoyed singing, crocheting, and cooking. She was known for her ability to boss people around. She attended the Lakeview Baptist Church in Mena, Arkansas.

Nona is survived by her children, Brenda Andrews and husband Rick, Karen Lance, Carla Nichols and husband Dean, Pam Neblick and husband Freddy, Mark Davis and wife Mary, David Davis and wife Chrystal, and Daniel Davis; grandchildren, Mike Lance and wife Tosha, Chris Lance and wife Annie, Meagan Pate and husband Nick, Matt Andrews and wife Deanna, Eric Andrews, Jared Gaston, Terra Frank, Kristy Hall and husband Charlie, Ashley Humphrey and husband Jonathan, Natalie Barton and husband Colten, Gus Nichols and wife Paxton, Karlie Humphrey, Phillip Neblick and wife Ashley, Tiffany Hill, Derek Davis and wife Lena, Joe Davis and wife Sharon, Tyler Davis, Kerry Davis, Dakota Davis and wife Delta, Hannah Davis and Donny Dear, Madison Davis, and Crystal, Isacc, Jazlyn, and Layne; brothers, Lee Fountain and wife Gaye; brother and sister-in-law, Larry Davis and wife Darla; 52 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other friends and family.
She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Terry Davis; sisters Ramona Payne; and the father of her children, Perry Davis.

Funeral services for Ms. Davis will be held Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at Beasley-Wood Chapel in Mena, Arkansas with Mike Lance officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove, Arkansas under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. A visitation will be held Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at Beasley-Wood Funeral Home from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Ms. Davis’ grandsons.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

11-14-21 5:11 p.m. KAWX.ORG

 

Helean Lynn Richmond Obituary

Helean Lynn Richmond, age 89, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, November 13, 2021, in Mena. She was born August 25, 1932, in Old Dallas, Arkansas, to the late Oley V. and Lela I. (Harrison) Beasley.

Mrs. Richmond was the bookkeeper for Rich Mountain VOTEC school from 1973 to 1992 and in that time, it became Rich Mountain Community College, and she was very proud of the fact that she was the first employee/bookkeeper for the school. After retirement she became a homebody and devoted her time to taking care of her grandkids.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her son, Randy Richmond; and by a sister, Helen Dugan. She is survived by her husband Edsel “Gene” Richmond; son, Duane Richmond and wife Cindy; grandchildren, Shawna Ramos and husband Omar, Nikki Garrett, Jeff Richmond, Andrew Richmond and wife Rachel, and Dena Hamilton; great-grandchildren, Andrew Combs, Sevyn Richmond, Jeffery Richmond, Myranda Richmond, Trinaty Richmond, Francisco Ramos, Mateo Ramos, Nicolas Ramos, Nathaniel Ramos, Kade Garrett, Kinley Garret, AnnMarie Rayburn, and Sevyn Richmond; nephew, Larry Dugan; nieces, Brenda Parker and Belinda McKee.

Funeral services for Mrs. Richmond will be held on, Thursday, November 18, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. in Beasley-Wood Chapel with Brother Stere Ellison officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.
Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

11-14-21 5:05 p.m. KAWX.ORG

 

Treva Lynn Stewart Obituary

Treva Lynn Stewart, age 74, of Mena, Arkansas died Friday, November 12, 2021 at her home. She was born on Sunday, April 4, 1947 to Earl Beatty and Sarah Alex in Anderson, Indiana.

No services are planned at this time. In remembrance of Treva, please share stories or memories on her tribute wall. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

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11-13-21 5:23 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

Oscar Ramirez Jr. Obituary

Oscar Ramirez Jr., age 50, of Cove, passed Friday, November 5, 2021. He was born on November 25, 1970 to Oscar Ramirez Sr, and Jacinta Ramos in Chicago, IL.

Oscar was a loving, kind, hilarious soul. He was the sort of man who could make you laugh, cry, sad, mad, happy, and laughing again all in the same sentence. He never met a stranger, and if he did they didn’t stay a stranger long. He was the type of man to always try to get a smile and laugh out of whoever, no matter the situation. He always had a smile on his face, and a joke on his lips. Oscar believed that everyone could stand back up, no matter how down they were. His indomitable spirit encouraged all to persist in the face of struggles. Oscar was a very loving husband, son, brother, father, friend, and Grandpa Ocalito. His children & grandchildren were the pride and joy of his life. The legacy of his kind spirit, love of reading, and zest for life will live on through them. He will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Jacinta Ramos; twin sister, Agnes Ramirez and brothers, Albert Guzmán, Herman Guzmán, Gilbert Guzmán, and Janiero Guzmán.

Oscar is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Veronica (Diaz de Leon); sons Oscar Ramirez and wife Brooklyn Ramirez, Francisco Ramirez, Marco Ramirez, Miguel Ramirez; daughter Monica Lupkin and husband Marcus Lupkin; Grandchildren, Quentin Ramirez, Samuel Lupkin, Adalyn and Aspen Ramirez; Father, Oscar Ramirez Sr. & Step mom Myrna Quinones; Brothers Jacob Ramos, Diego Ortiz, Santos Ramos, Tito Ramirez; sisters Madelyn Ramos & Bidin Ramirez.

A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 6:00 PM at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas with pastor Reggie Fryar officiating. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

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11-13-21 5:19 p.m. KAWX.ORG

James Earl Simmons Jr. Obituary

James Earl Simmons Jr., age 34, passed away November 11, 2021, in Waldron, Arkansas. He was born February 11, 1987, in Bogalusa, Louisiana, to James Earl Simmons Sr. and Linda Gail Valentine.

Mr. Simmons is preceded in death by his grandmother, Susan Cameron; grandfather, James Cameron; uncle, Rick Cameron; stepfather, Charls Valentine; grandmother, Audrey Simmons and his paternal grandfather.

He is survived by his son, Taven James Simmons; father, James Earl Simmons Sr.; mother, Linda G. Valentine; brothers, Shawn McAllister, Timothy Creekmore, Jonathon McAllister; brother-in-law, Ryan Allen; sisters, Jackie Simmons, Elizabeth Simmons, Heather Peck; nephews, Ronald Arbuthnot, Sam Arbuthnot, Dakota Arbuthnot, Jacob Allen; niece, Madison Allen; aunts and uncles, Wendall Barnes and wife Nancy, Susan Russell and husband Randy; and aunt, Dicie Cole.

Memorial services for Mr. Simmons are pending. Cremation services are entrusted to Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.
 

 

11-12-21 2:07 p.m. KAWX.ORG

Danny Rodney Genzel Obituary

Danny Rodney Genzel, age 73, of Cove, Arkansas, passed away on Sunday, November 7, 2021. He weas born on August 29, 1948, in Dallas, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Porter Reis Genzel; Janet Elliston; Thomas Genzel; and Bobby Genzel.


Danny is survived by his wife, Debra Genzel; children, Shawna Pattyn (Ernie), Tiffany Bowen (Shawn), and Daniela Canada (Josh); grandchildren, Ryan Hopper (Erica), Cullen Hopper (Alanna), Lexy Cappelle (Andrew), Dani Broach (Tyler), Reid Bowen, Brady Canada (Karli), Damon Canada, Ryden Hopper, Rhett Hopper, Rawson Hopper, Kashtehn Broach, Hannah Cappelle, and Cutler Hopper; and his siblings Tim Genzel (Linda), Kathy Baker, and Cecila Martin (James).

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at Mr. Genzel’s residence.
 

 

11-10-21 11:50 a.m. KAWX.ORG

Franklin Wayne Hobbs Obituary

Franklin Wayne Hobbs, age 85, of Mena, Arkansas died November 5, 2021 at the Green House Cottages in Mena surrounded by his loving children. He was born on Sunday, January 05, 1936 to Grover Cleveland Hobbs and Hattie Jane Steele in Pittsburgh County, Oklahoma.

Franklin Wayne was united in marriage to his loving wife, Mary Lou Hobbs for 53 years. He received his Juris Doctorate Degree from Oklahoma City University in 1975. Franklin spent 26 of his years serving the United States Air Force with one year of that being in Vietnam. In addition to his dedication to the United States Air Force, Franklin was also a rancher and an attorney, but most of all he was a lifelong preacher and teacher of Christ. He was a man of faith and lovingly served his Lord. Franklin was a loving father, grandfather, uncle and friend and will be loved and missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Mary Lou Bates; eleven siblings; and one grandson, Eric Hobbs.

Franklin Wayne is survived by one son, David Wayne Hobbs and wife, Darla, of Del City, Oklahoma; three daughters, Evelyn Marie Donica and husband, David, of Hatfield, Arkansas; Lou Ann Fox and husband, Ken, of Arlington, Texas; and Charlene Denise Morgan and husband, Bill, of Shawnee, Oklahoma; thirteen grandchildren, Ethan Edwards and wife, Corey; Elizabeth Abshere and husband, Joshua; Ben Eden and wife, Courtney; Andrea Ferguson and husband, Rick; Brenda Iwuagwu and husband, Desmond; Amanda Ames; Nicole Casey and husband, Michael; Shelby Ribble and husband, Don; Candice Frederick and husband, Tommy; Stephanie Kibler; Rachel McBae; Sara Miller; and David Riley Donica and wife, Katie; thirty great grandchildren; several nephews and nieces and a host of other family and friends.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, November 11, 2021 at the First Christian Church, 1010 Port Arthur Ave., Mena, AR, at 2:00 P.M. with Gary Garrett officiating. Cremation services entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

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11-8-21 10:13 a.m. KAWX.ORG

Ju'sat Azure Durand Moran Obituary

Ju'sat Azure Durand Moran, age 7 weeks, beloved infant son of Destiny Moran, went to Heaven Sunday, October 31, 2021 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born September 8, 2021 in Little Rock.

Ju’Sat was an amazing baby. He was the best thing to ever have happened to me. I love him so much and waking up next to him everyday gave me purpose. I loved being his mother and getting to hold him. I’d give him kisses constantly because I was so thankful and happy to have him in my life. I never knew that another person could make my life feel so whole and complete. Ju’Sat was so expressive and would make the cutest faces at me and be so interested in what I was doing. He loved looking at the ceiling fans and I’d call them his ceiling friends. Sometimes he would be sleeping and start to have a nightmare so I’d give him kisses and let him know that I was there and he was safe. He always knew when I’d walk in a room and even if he was sleeping he’d wake up and start looking for me. He loved waving his arms around and would sometimes hit me on the face with them when I’d lie him next to me. I called them his angry arms and would give him kisses on his chunky arms. He was only here for such a short time and in that time I completely fell in love with him. Being with him was the best part of my life. I don’t know what I’m going to do without him. I feel as if my life has no purpose and I’m just a shell walking around. I only want to hold him again and let him know I love him and kiss him all over. Ju’Sat was the best baby in the world, he made life worth living. I love him so much and I miss him so badly. I just want him back.

Graveside services at Pinecrest Memorial Park are to be determined. Arrangements entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

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11-6-21 8:05 p.m. KAWX.ORG

Allen Thomas Webb Obituary

Allen Thomas Webb, age 97, passed away Thursday, November 4, 2021, in Mena, Arkansas. He was born, April, 20, 1924, in Peabody, Massachusetts, to the late Louis Allen and Mary Ellen (Hopkins) Webb.

Mr. Webb was a lock smith by profession and bravely served in both the United States Army and the United States Navy. He was a past manager of the original Queen Wilhelmina Lodge for many years and was the past exalted ruler of the Elks Lodge, as well as a Mason. He was also an Auxiliary Cop. Allen loved to cook and loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Mr. Webb is preceded in death by his parents; Louis Allen and Mary Ellen (Hopkins) Webb; wife, Elizabeth Jean (Andrews) Webb; brothers, Edward Webb, Donald Webb, Gordan Webb, and William Webb; daughters, Donna and Jackie Turner; daughter-in-law, Shirley Webb; grandson, Thomas Webb.

He is survived by son, Lloyd Webb and wife Amelia; daughter, Tina Laws and husband Tim; grandchildren, Scott Webb and wife Marianne, Caleb Wright, Patrick Wright, Austin McEntire, Beverly Rodgers and husband Alan, Diane Davis and husband Joel, Cassandra Moore, Travis Floyd and wife Kamra, Stephanie Elizalde and husband Salvador, Michael Cook and wife Meghan, Thomas Webb, Russell Webb and James Webb ; great-grandchildren, Christopher (Bubba) Webb, Frankie Medford, Jolena Webb, Courtney Morris and Justin Morris; great-great-grandchildren, Samantha Davis, Joel Davis, Jr., Adrianna Moore; niece, Katie Hudson and husband Craig; and a host of other great-great grandchildren, friends and family.

Memorial services for Mr. Webb will be Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. in Beasley-Wood Chapel, under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.
 
Cremation services are entrusted to Beasley-Wood Funeral home.
 

 

11-6-21 5:58 p.m. KAWX.ORG

Wanda Lee Snitker Obituary

Wanda Lee Snitker of Fort Smith, Arkansas passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021, at the age of 87.

She was born on April 29, 1934, to the late Arlie Bethel and Hazel (Harrison) Liles in Nunley, Arkansas. Her great joy and pleasure included serving as a Pastor’s Wife and a dedicated Homemaker. Mrs. Snitker was also a long-time member of Victory Temple in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and she dearly loved her church family. She enjoyed sewing, crochet, painting, reading, and she loved to spend time with her family and grandchildren.

Mrs. Snitker is preceded in death by her parents; by her loving husband, Reverend Lowell Snitker; and two sisters, Eva Lou Liles and Florece Calicott.

Mrs. Snitker is survived by her daughter, Brenda Turner and husband Mike of Fort Smith, Arkansas; her sons, Darrell Snitker and wife Vanissa of McKinney, Texas, Rod Snitker and wife Rachel of Anna, Texas, and Dr. Keith Snitker and wife Julie of Kansas City, Missouri; grandchildren, Serennah Marrone of Cumby, Texas, Derek Snitker of Lavon, Texas, Michele Luu of Pocola, Oklahoma, Jake Snitker, Kaden Snitker and Molly Snitker of Bentonville, Arkansas, Chayce Snitker and Jordyn Snitker of Kansas City, Missouri; great-grandchildren, Presleigh Riggs, Landie Riggs, Rayce Luu, Isabella Marrone and Cruz Marrone; and her brother John Aaron Liles of Sherwood, Arkansas; as well as many nieces, nephews, all of who were very dear to her.

Services will be announced at a later date, Mrs. Snitker’s cremation is entrusted to Beasley-Wood Funeral Home
 

 

11-5-21 5:42 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

Darlene Charlotte Durham Obituary

Darlene Charlotte Durham, age 87, was born on Thursday, May 24, 1934 to William Henry Krouse IV and Elva Dawson Krouse in Glassboro, New Jersey and died on Thursday, November 4, 2021.

Darlene was a member of the Mena, then Waldron Seventh-Day Adventist Churches where she was found playing the piano each Sabbath, as well as leading out in the children's divisions.

Darlene graduated from Swedesboro High in 1952, then became a nurse in 1967 after graduating from Salem Co. Technical Institute. She then started nursing at Elmer, New Jersey Hospital through 1977. In 1978, she graduated from Cumberland Co. College as an RN, and went to work at the Highland and Portland Hospital, in Portland, Tennessee from 1978-1990.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Joseph Durham, and her sister Barbara, and her husband, Virgil Morrow.

Darlene is survived by:

Her son, Arthur Garrison and his wife, Carol, who relocated from Kentucky to care for her the last 5 years. Arthur's daughter, Melissa Garrison and her son, Austin Hundertmark, and wife Ashley; her daughter Melia Eades. Arthur's son, Quintin; daughter Crystal Hoskins and husband, Ben, and their son, Jaxson and daughter, Chloe.

Her daughter, Sally Abrams and her husband, Andy, as well as their children, Eric, Dane, Tessa Grashuis, and David and Stephen Abrams.

Her son, Victor and his wife, Connie Garrison, their son, Tom Humphries, and his wife, Sissy.

Darlene did 22 years of formal nursing, but also a lot of private nursing by caring for Grandma Garrison 1976 - 1978, her father 1990-1993, and her husband Clarence "Joe" Durham 2003-2008.

Most of all Darlene loved and served the Lord.

A private graveside service will be held at the Six Mile Cemetery in Hatfield, Arkansas. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Mena with her son Arthur Garrison officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

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11-5-21 12:13 p.m. KAWX.ORG

Danny Lee Keeney Obituary

Danny Keeney, age 66, of Cove, died Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at his home in Cove, Arkansas. He was born on Wednesday, October 12, 1955 to M.L. and Ollie Faye (Barrett) Keeney in Mena, Arkansas.

Danny was a quiet and loving country boy who enjoyed the simple life and being outdoors. He loved to hunt and trout fish. His friends and family considered him to be frugal unless it had something to do with hunting and fishing. Danny loved his family and was proud of his only son. Danny loved to feed the wild deer every day and enjoyed listening to classic rock from the 70's and watching action movies. Danny worked for the county as a road grader for 30 years before retiring. Danny was a loving son, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, great great grandfather and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his mother Ollie Faye Keeney (Barrett).

Danny is survived by his father, M.L. Keeney of Cove; one son and daughter in law, Daniel and Johnnie Bell Keeney of Vandervoort; one sister and brother in law, Ann and Mark Hoyle of Hatton; four granddaughters and their families, Connie, Loretta, Mary, and Jessica; fourteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren; several aunts and uncles and a host of other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2021 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas with Brother Tim Smedley officiating. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

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11-3-21 1:10 p.m. KAWX.ORG

Patrick Enoch Pippin Obituary

Patrick Enoch Pippin, age 73, passed away on Monday, November 01, 2021, in Mena, Arkansas. He was born August 6, 1948, in Dallas, Texas, to the late Cecil and Lara Bullard Pippin.

Mr. Pippin was a land surveyor by profession and loved his career. He was a football fan, he loved to support the Dallas Cowboys and the University of Wyoming Cowboys. He was a devoted member of the St. Agnes Catholic Church and he could often be found enjoying morning coffee with his wife, Janet on their front porch. He loved to sing, especially when cooking in the mornings. He was a Boy Scout and received the title of Eagle scout, order of the Arrow, and was a past Scout Master. He was a loving husband, brother, father, papa and friend.

Mr. Pippin is survived by his loving wife, Janet Pippin; sons, Alberto Silva, Allen Pippin, and Christopher Pippin; daughters, Bobbi Evans, Dierdra Halter, and Jennifer Edwards; 8 granddaughters; 7 grandsons; 4 great-granddaughters; and 5 great-grandsons; brothers, Michael Pippin, and Billy Cantrell; sister, Teresa; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

A mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, November 5, 2021, at the St. Agnes Catholic Church in Mena, Arkansas, with Father Chanti as celebrant, as rosary will be said at 9:30 a.m. with funeral services beginning at 10:00 a.m. Deacon Larry will do a homily. Services are under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

11-2-21 5:42 p.m. KAWX.ORG

 

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