Obituaries

Opal Husted Obituary

Opal Husted, age 78, of Mena, Arkansas, died Friday, September 17, 2021 at the Baptist Health Medical Center in North Little Rock, Arkansas. She was born on Tuesday, November 10, 1942 to Homer and Myrtle Nunn Palmer in Glover, Oklahoma.

Opal loved the Lord and her love for Jesus guided everything she did throughout her life. She attended the Feed My Sheep Church and the Mena Church of God. Opal came from very little and was very proud of the life that she and her late husband, Russell, had built. She could be stubborn at times but was one of the most loving people you could ever meet. Opal always wanted to make sure everyone she knew was loved and felt welcome. She always kept up with all the family and grandchildren and always made sure they knew how loved they were. Opal was a breast cancer survivor and regularly donated to breast cancer awareness and St. Jude's Children's hospital. She also operated a food ministry out of the church as well as a prison ministry with Russell. She loved to listen to Elvis and gospel hymns. Opal was a talented cook and loved to make homemade comfort food for her family and friends. She made the best soups, the most delicious pies, and an amazing pot-roast. She absolutely cherished all her family and expressed her love for Jesus and her family in all her actions. Opal was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and a great friend who will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Russell Husted; her brother, J.W. Palmer; and her sister, Cathy Dyer.

Opal is survived by three sons and daughters in law, Randy and Theresa Webster of Huffman, Texas, , Terry Dittmann of Lavaca, Arkansas and Michael and Kristy Husted of Mena; two step sons and daughter in law, Russell and Rachel Husted of Yelm, Washington, Delbert and Elainey Husted of Huffman, Texas; three step daughters and son in law, Staci and Jimmy Hosford of Houston, Texas, Sharon Pretti of Oregon, Diana Goodyear of Nevada; one brother and sister in law, Clyde and Sue Palmer of Valiant, Oklahoma; one sister, Wanda Campbell of Valliant, Oklahoma; twelve grandchildren; four great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Mena Church of God with Pastor Cecil Willis officiating. Interment will follow in the Concord Cemetery in Ink under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

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9-19-21 5:01 p.m. KAWX.ORG

Valerie Crabtree Obituary

Valerie Crabtree, age 65 of Mena passed away Friday, September 17, 2021 in Mena, Arkansas.

She was born February 14, 1956 in Foreman, Arkansas to Henry Eagle Crabtree and Lillie Pearl Dixon Edwards. Valerie was very creative and loved to color. She also loved music and would perform using a fly swatter as a microphone. She was a very special person who was loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

Valerie is survived by her sister Ruth Newman; nieces and nephews Ruth Callaway, Brooke Hansen, K. C. Hansen, Alexander Hansen, Shane Weatherford, Tristan Hansen and a host of others. She is preceded in death by her parents, 4 brothers and 2 sisters.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Big Fork under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be general.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

9-19-21 4:55 p.m. KAWX.ORG

 

Flora Louise Murray Obituary

Flora Louise Murray, age 97, of Hatfield passed away Friday, September 17, 2021, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
 
On July 10, 1924 Flora "Louise" Winfield Murray was born to Wilburn and Janetta Fortner. She was raised on a small farm between the banks of the Buffalo Creek and Mt. Clair Road, just southeast of Cove. Like many of her generation the family worked the farm to make a living in whatever manner they could. Her "Papa" raised blackberries and sold to a local cannery, chickens to sell the eggs to the local store, hogs to slaughter for meat, cows and goats for their milk and a huge garden where "Mama" would can all their vegetables for the upcoming year. (A chore that Louise carried on throughout her life until approximately 94 years of age). A simple, although sometimes hard life, but filled with fond memories, and good times. Louise attended all 12 years of school at Cove School. She graduated with the class of 1942 as Valedictorian, and until present, was the oldest living graduate of the school. As was common for that time, the communities held "get togethers", or socials. The neighbors down the road, Joe and Rosie Winfield, happened to have a handsome young son named Edward and in the spring of her senior year of high school, Ed and Louise got married. Not long after that, Ed was called into the Air Force and their journey away from home began. Stationed in many different places throughout the states and in Puerto Rico, it was always their hope and dream to return home to raise their family. After Ed finished his first enlistment, they returned home and purchased a small farm just down from where they were raised. But jobs were few and it was hard to support his family so Ed re-enlisted and the family once again moved away. In June of 1950, while stationed out of Savannah, Georgia, Ed was tragically killed in an airplane crash. Louise, with her 3 young children moved back home to Arkansas. In 1955, she married Irvin Murray. They moved to a family farm near Six Mile Creek just south of Hatfield. Two more children were added to the family and they remained there until all the children were raised.
 
Irvin preceded her in death in 1976. She is also preceded in death by her parents, her sister Opal Seigler, brothers, Otis, Owen and JN Fortner.
 
She is survived by her children Larry Winfield of Hatfield, Carolyn Cassada and husband Jim of Ola, Steve and Nancy Winfield of Mena, Stanley Murray of DeQueen and Rita Keener and husband Terry of Mena. She was a loving Nanny/Granny to 15 very special and cherished Grandchildren, 25 Great Grandchildren, 21 Great Great Grandchildren and 2 Great Great Great Grandchildren. Beloved Aunt Louise, Aunt Weez, to a host of nieces and nephews.
 
Louise was an active member for more than 70 plus years at Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, Cove. She did not miss an opportunity to attend a service and made sure her children were in tow. To know that her children and grandchildren loved the Lord brought her true joy and peace. She taught many children in Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and was Church Secretary for many years. She was also a 50 plus year member of Mt. Meadow Chapter of Eastern Star, where she held many different chapter stations.

Graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 23, 2021, at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove, Arkansas. Interment will follow under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be general.

Pallbearers will be her Grandsons. Honorary Pallbearers will be Hershel Bell, Chuck Bell, Jack Peebles, Calvin Fairless, Danny Davis and Bryan Maye.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to Cossatot Senior Adult Center or to Arkansas Children's Hospital.
Proverbs 31:28, Her children rise up and call her blessed; (v29) Many daughters have done well, But you excel them all. (v30) Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
 

 

9-19-21 4:50 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

Jerry Wayne May Obituary

Jerry Wayne May, age 70, of Mena, Arkansas died on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at CHI St. Vincent Hospital in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Jerry was born on Thursday, July 5, 1951 to Otis and Lucille May in Gustine, California.

Jerry got along with everyone he met. If anyone was down he made it his mission to lift their spirits. Jerry liked a simple life and appreciated all the little things. He like to deer hunt, fish, and listen to old country music. Recently, he enjoyed wood burning. His family made him very happy and he took great joy from all the time he was able to spend with his grandchildren. Jerry was a loving husband, father, son, brother, grandfather, uncle, and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his father, Otis May; and one brother, James May.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Yvette May of Mena; his mother, Lucille May of Mena; one son, Chris May of Mena; one brother and sister in law, Eugene and Deborah May of Mena; four grandchildren, Olivia May, Brady May, Hayden May, and Ryker May all of Mena; sister in law, Paulette Crawford of Mena; several nephews and nieces and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 3:00 PM at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas with Brother Bishop officiating. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

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9-17-21 4:21 p.m. KAWX.ORG

Mr. Lonnie Huff Obituary

Mr. Lonnie Huff, age 95, passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Mr. Huff was born May 15, 1926, to the late Melvin and Carrie (Clement) Huff. He worked in the logging industry during his lifetime and served in the Army during World War II. He was shot a total of 9 times on June 5, 1944, bravely serving his country in the Philippines. He lived his life still having 3 of the bullets never removed. Lonnie loved to sit back and reminisce about his life, he also enjoyed hunting and fishing, but he especially enjoyed aggravating Brother Donnie Jewell.

Mr. Huff was preceded in death by his wife, Alise Huff; son, Jimmy Huff; parents, Melvin and Carrie Huff; sisters, Francis Blake, Minnie Oakley, and twin sister Lexie Fox; brothers, Alfred Huff and William Huff.
 
Mr. Lonnie Huff is survived by his daughter; Jean Huff; sons, Johnny and wife Denise Huff, and Jerry and wife Brenda Huff; daughter-in-law, Pam Huff; nine grandchildren, Tammy and husband Mike Abner, Steven and wife Sondra Hoobler, Lonnie Joe and wife Linda Hoobler, Phillip and wife Cynthia Huff, John Huff, Kim and husband Benji Bass, Jeremy and wife Erica Huff, Jimmy Dale and wife Misty Huff and Alisha Huff; eighteen great-grandchildren, Jordan and Husband Nathan Strother, Zack Abner, Quinton Hoobler, Allie Hoobler, Kaitlin Whorton and Marcas Godwin, Halee Hoobler, Jacee Hoobler, Tony and wife Meagan Huff, Carrie and husband Peyton Talley, Dakota and wife Karlee Huff, Jaylie Huff, Jake Huff, William Huff and Travis Huff, Brendon Catlett and fiancée Ivy Curtis; thirteen great-great- grandchildren, Keelie, Brynna, Beau, Coleson, Cade, Archer, Ali, Cameron, Asher, Troy, Gabriel, Jayden, and Aaron; sisters, Allene Hawkins and Perlene McNeely; Special Friend, Delma Craig; and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.

Services will be held at the First Freewill Baptist Church in Mena, Arkansas, Friday, September 17, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be held at Watson Cemetery, with Brother Donnie Jewell officiating, under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are his grandsons; Jimmy Dale Huff, Steven Hoobler, Lonnie Joe Hoobler, Mike Abner, Jeremy Huff, Benji Bass, Phillip Huff and John Huff.
 

 

9-16-21 1:38 p.m. KAWX.ORG

 

Billy Dee Fox Obituary

Billy Dee Fox, 81, from Mena, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, surrounded by his family. He was born in Dierks, AR to the late Richard and Emma Stapp Fox.

Bill was an incredible man of character and integrity. He always put God and his family first. He awoke early each morning and spent time on his knees praying for friends and loved ones. The family continues to reap the bounty of the harvest he has sown in faithfulness and humility throughout the years.

Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing and was an avid woodsman. He also loved to read. When he wasn’t engrossed in the Bible, he could be found with a Western novel in hand or flipping through a Guns And Ammo magazine. He also wrote a few short stories over the years, which are treasured by those who loved him. He enjoyed watching Razorback football games and Western movies or shows.

Bill’s career as a Lab Tech spanned over fifty years working at hospital labs in Carthage, TX, Mena Medical Center and Dr. Gomez’s Office. He was a consummate professional and was extremely well respected in his field.

He is survived by his children, Joy Madjerich (Richard) of Atlanta, GA, Gena Curtis of Chesapeake, VA, Pamela Mozley (Michael) of North Ft. Myers, FL, and Benjamin Fox (Tina) of Springdale, AR; his grandchildren: Matthew, Tony, Sara (Eric), Rebekah, Rachel, Libby (Joel), Hannah, April, Katie (Eric), Ashlyn, and Daniel; great-grandchildren Alison, Casen, Kaizley, Beatrice, Vivianne, Audrey, Wesley, and Walker; nephews and nieces: Michael Fox, Donna Simmons (Gene), James Earl Fox (Monika), John Fox (Sandy), Dana Bowers (Will), Kevin Fox (Susan) and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five days by his wife of forty years, Barbara Fox; by his brothers Lavere, Earl, and Orace; and by his sister, Betty Russell.

Pallbearers are Matthew Harvey, Daniel Fox, Kevin Fox, Jim Fox, Tyler Bailey, and Matthew Coccaro.

Honorary Pallbearer: Michael Fox.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Fox & Mr. Fox will be held Saturday, September 18, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at the Beasley Wood Funeral Home Chapel, interment will follow at Dierks Cemetery in Dierks, Arkansas. Under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Visitation will be general.
 

 

9-16-21 10:59 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

Barbara Jean Fox Obituary

Barbara Jean Fox, 78, from Mena, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 9, 2021, surrounded by her family. She was born in Corpus Christi, TX to the late Clyde and Margaret Ward Kingsland.

Barbara was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She was a woman of deep faith and her relationship with Jesus Christ was her top priority. With an incredible sense of humor and warm heart, she had a knack for making everyone close to her feel like they were special. She was greatly loved by all who had the privilege of knowing her. She continually kept in touch with family members across many miles, and truly was the lifeblood of the family. She was best known for her made from scratch delicious meals and desserts prepared with love.

Barbara enjoyed spending time in her pool, sipping coffee on the front porch and loving on her precious dog, Emmy. Her happiest place was on a beach, toes in the sand, listening to waves and searching for seashells. She worked alongside her husband, Bill in the lab at Mena Medical Center for over twenty years and participated in a myriad of community outreach ministries spanning several decades.

She is survived by her husband, Bill Fox; her children, Joy Madjerich (Richard) of Atlanta, GA, Gena Curtis of Chesapeake, VA, Pamela Mozley (Michael) of North Ft. Myers, FL, and Benjamin Fox (Tina) of Springdale, AR; her grandchildren: Matthew, Tony, Sara (Eric), Rebekah, Rachel, Libby (Joel), Hannah, April, Katie (Eric), Ashlyn, and Daniel; great-grandchildren Alison, Casen, Kaizley, Beatrice, Vivianne, Audrey, Wesley, and Walker; sister, Jody Spencer; niece, Robin Spencer; cousin, Ann Smith; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers are Matthew Harvey, Daniel Fox, Kevin Fox, Jim Fox, Tyler Bailey, and Matthew Coccaro.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Fox will be held Saturday, September 18, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at the Beasley Wood Funeral Home Chapel, internment will follow at Dierks Cemetery in Dierks, Arkansas. Under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Visitation will be general.
 

 

9-13-21 1:12 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

Patricia Ann Peek Obituary

Patricia Ann Peek, age 63, of Hatfield, died Thursday, September 9, 2021 in Hatfield, Arkansas. She was born on Wednesday, July 2, 1958 to Isaac and AnnaMae McDaniel Taylor in Wichita, Kansas. Patricia was an extremely sweet and loving person.

 

She would do anything for anyone and had a very generous spirit. She was always a hard worker and an animal lover. She always had candy for her grandchildren. She enjoyed watching old tv shows and westerns. Bonnie Tyler was her favorite musician. More than anything, Patricia loved her husband and family with all her heart. Patricia was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, and friend and she will be missed by all who knew her. 

 

She is preceded in death by her parents and two granddaughters, Kirstie Peek and Megan Peek. 

 

Patricia is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, Sonny Peek of Hatfield; one son, Antonio Peek of Hatfield; two daughters and son in law, Stacy Peek of Hot Springs Village, Jennifer and Eric Elerson of Arlington, Texas; one brother and sister in law, Larry and Ricki Taylor of Hatfield; two sisters and brother in law, Mary Taylor of Cove, and Wanda and Steve Englert of Wichita, Kansas; ten grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Derek Baumgardner of Charleston, South Carolina, Madison Elerson of Arlington, Texas, Braeden Elerson of Arlington, Texas, Lillian Elerson of Arlington, Texas, Gabrielle Peek of Hot Springs, Derek Peek of Springfield, Missouri, Zachary Trotter of De Queen, Jacob Dinger of Texas, Caleb Dinger of Nevada, Dustin Dinger of Dierks; ten great grandchildren; several nephews and nieces and a host of other relatives and friends. 

 

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, September 15th at 1PM at First Freewill Baptist Church, located at 411 Petros in Mena, with Brother Donnie Jewell officiating. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

 

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9-13-21 10:34 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

Steven John Rodriguez Obituary

Steven John Rodriguez, age 41, of Mena, Arkansas died on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at CHI St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. Steven was born on Sunday, August 24, 1980 to Johnny and Phyllis Rodriguez in Vernon, Texas.

Steven was one of the kindest people you could ever meet. He was very outgoing and goofy, and loved to make people laugh. Steven served proudly in the United States Army as a heavy wheeled mechanic and specialized in transporting troops and vehicle retrieval in Iraq. His wife, Crystal, was the love of his life and his best friend. After many years of hard work they moved to Mena and achieved their dream of opening and operating their own Truck Driving and UTV rental business together. Steven loved his family very much, and even when on the road he would always call and talk to his wife, children, and parents for hours on the phone and was snapchat buddies with his daughter. Steven was a very generous man, he often helped strangers and anyone he saw who was in need. He loved to ride motorcycles with his brother and dad, and had a passion for cooking for his family. Everyone loved his crawfish and other Cajun seafood dishes he prepared. Steven was very intelligent and liked all kinds of different music and was never afraid to sing along with the radio. He was so proud of his children, and constantly bragged about them to his friends. The love he had for his wife, children, parents, and everyone close to him was impossible to match. Steven was a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

Steven is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Crystal Rodriguez of Mena; his parents, Johnny and Phyllis Rodriguez of Frederick, Oklahoma; one son, Johnny LeRoy Rodriguez of Mena; one daughter, Angel Jean Rodriguez of Mena; four brothers and sister in law, Rodney Marrow of Florida, Roy Gene and Emma Graves of Dallas, Texas, Michael Rodriguez of Florida, and Adam Rodriguez of Frederick, Oklahoma; several nephews and nieces and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas with Brother Jim Beasley officiating. Interment will follow at the Pinecrest Memorial Park in Mena under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

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9-12-21 4:35 p.m. KAWX.ORG

Thomas MacMahon Obituary

Thomas MacMahon, age 75, was born on January 14, 1946, in Halesowen, England, to Peter and Freda MacMahon. He got the call to Christian ministry as a teen and went to Elim Pentecostal Bible College in London. After pastoring some English village parishes, he heard God’s direction to go to America to preach, so he arrived in the US with literally $5 and God’s promise to supply his needs. The rest of his life he devoted to full time ministry and studies.

He studied to get his bachelors, masters, and doctorate of ministry over 15 years , then went on to get a Masters in Counseling after taking early retirement from pulpit ministry. The last ten years he did Christian counseling, first at Fort Smith Central Mall, then at his country home, Willowbrook, where he enjoyed tending his English flower gardens.

He loved ministering and served many churches in many states. He brought many into the Christian faith. He was also a talented singer and songwriter and enjoyed leading worship and giving Christian concerts.

He achieved many things in the academic world and in ministry, but the family agrees that his greatest achievement was being a devoted husband and father. He rescued a single mom and family of four small children, raising them as his own, and helping them to achieve their individual goals. His later years were filled with the joys of his many grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Carolyn MacMahon of Mena; his children, Andy McDonald of Vancouver, Washington, Heather Vera of Springdale, Arkansas, Dr. Gordon McDonald of Mena, and Greg McDonald of Mena; eighteen grandchildren; his sisters, Grace Jones, Margaret Westwood, Freda MacMahon, and Clodagh Brown all of Birmingham, England; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. He will be missed down here, but we know he is finally rejoicing in the presence of his Lord.

A graveside service will be Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at the Old Dallas Cemetery with Brother Charley Grosse officiating. Arrangements are entrusted Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Click this link to view additional details about Thomas's Services
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9-12-21 4:33 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

Johnnie Ray Allen Obituary

Johnnie Ray Allen, age 69, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, September 10, 2021, in Little Rock, Arkansas.

He was born February 1, 1952, in Nella, Arkansas to John and Bertha Allen. Johnnie was a forklift driver for Nidec for 48 years. He enjoyed deer hunting and watching Allen Boys Racing. Johnnie was very attached to his Jeep lovingly referring to it as “his baby”. Above all, he was a well provider for his family whom he loved dearly. He will be missed.

Johnnie is survived by his son, Steve Allen and wife Renea; daughter, Jessica Austin and husband Johnny; sister, Nadine Smith; grandsons, Dakota Allen and fiancé River Carbone and Jarrett Smith; several nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and a host of friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Bertha Allen; wife, Brenda Allen; sisters, Reba Watts and Faye Curry; brother, Tommy Allen; granddaughter, Breanna Allen.

Graveside service will be Wednesday, September 15, at 10:00 a.m. at the Owens Chapel Cemetery in Acorn, Arkansas with Brother Scott Jones and Brother Jon Daniels officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. In case of rain, services may be moved to the Beasley-Wood Chapel. Family request that mask be worn
 

 

9-12-21 4:28 p.m. KAWX.ORG

 

Ms. Bonnie Marie Blackburn Obituary

Ms. Bonnie Blackburn, age 83, of Mena passed away Saturday, September 11, 2021, in Mena, Arkansas surrounded by family.


She was born on December 19, 1937, in Mena, Arkansas, to Charles E. Cogburn and Alcie Masters Cogburn. Bonnie had several occupations but spent the last several years of her career as an insurance secretary for Farm Bureau Insurance Company.

 

Bonnie was a member of Southside Church of God. She enjoyed many hobbies with gardening being one of her favorite past times. Bonnie absolutely loved her friends and never forgot a special occasion to write them a card. She had a knack for making each and every friend who knew her feel special.


Bonnie is survived by sister-in-law, June Cogburn; nephews, Mike Rodgers and wife Debby, Tim Rodgers and wife Tammy, and Tommy Fowler, nieces; Charlotte Blair and husband Steven, Kathy Prenger and husband Norm, special cousin; Kathryn Thomas; 3 great nieces, 4 great nephews and a host of cousins and friends.

 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Alcie Cogburn; brother, Bobby Cogburn; sister, Charlene Rodgers; brother-in-law, Bob Rodgers.


Graveside service will be Monday, September 13, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at the Pinecrest Memorial Park with Brother Kenny Posey, Brother Billy Dunahoo, and Brother Jack Smith officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be general with visitation hours being Saturday, September 11th until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 12th from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m.


Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Hooper, William Deramus, Tommy Fowler, Don Cearley and Ronnie Johnson.
 

 

9-11-21 5:12 p.m. KAWX.ORG

 

William Jewel Cunningham Obituary

William Jewel Cunningham passed away Thursday, September 2, 2021, in Smithville, Oklahoma. He was born on April 7, 1951, in Mena, Arkansas, to the late Grover Lee and Junita (Miller) Cunningham.

Mr. Cunningham worked in the oil field all his life and was devoted to his wife of 10 years, Patricia Dove Cunningham, until her passing in June 2016. He devoted his life to his “Knockerfellers” Grover, Grasshopper, Rod-Knocker, and Possum- Knocker.

Mr. Cunningham is survived by his brothers Gail Cunningham, Larry Cunningham, and Roger Cunningham; sisters, Mickey Davis, Shirley Cogburn, and Kay Johnson.
 
He is preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Dove Cunningham; mother, Nita Cunningham; Grover Lee Cunningham; sisters, Pamela Kirby, Stella Bower, and Joyce Ross; brothers, Greg Cunningham, Gary Cunningham, and Chester Cunningham.

Graveside Services will be held Friday, September 11, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. in Smithville, Oklahoma. The services will be officiated by Brother Cameron Moore, under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are Randy Landcaster, Ricky (Smoke) Smith, Waylon Fairless, Randy Fowler, Waylon Johnson, Dan Johnson, and Roger Cunningham.
 

 

9-8-21 4:02 p.m. KAWX.ORG

 

Erma Jean Dilbeck Mize Obituary

Erma Jean Dilbeck Mize, age 87, of Mena, fell into the arms of Jesus, Sunday, September 5, 2021 at Mena Regional Health System, surrounded by her loving husband, Bernie and her three favorite children. She was born September 29, 1933 to Alvin & Argie Dilbeck of Mena, Arkansas.

Erma was born in Spanish Fort, Texas but they returned home to Polk County when she was a few months old. By school age, home was a white house on “old highway 71” on the banks of Two Mile Creek at the old iron bridge. She was raised to love her Savior and she walked closely with Him all her life! She left a wonderful legacy for her family!

Erma’s smile would light up a room as soon as she entered. She was a nurturer and wanted to help meet the needs of all she met. She touched many lives over the years and rarely met a stranger. Erma was a force to be reckoned with and her spunk and determination endeared her to those who knew her.

In her earlier years Erma was an accomplished artist and many of her friends and family were recipients of one of her oil paintings. She also painted a lot on commission. Erma loved to volunteer and has numerous accolades as “Volunteer of the Year” at Mena Regional Health System and the Chamber of Commerce. She was one of the founding members of Ninth Street Ministries along with Dr. Rick Lochala. When Erma was 80, she authored the first of her two children’s books, “Ermadilla Goes to Austin” and at 81 wrote, “Ermadilla Goes to Bethlehem.”

Erma was active her entire life with the Republican Party. In the mid 60’s she took her 2 little girls, dressed in green dresses, white boots and topped with white cowboy hats, that were autographed by Winthrop Rockefeller, Footsie Britt and John Paul Hammerschmidt to name a few. She loved President Donald J. Trump and began to decline significantly when he lost the 2020 election.

Erma was preceded in death by both parents, Alvin and Argie Dilbeck of Mena and Son-in-law, Hubert Eugene McCoy of Houston, TX.

Erma is survived by her loving husband, Bernard W. Mize; sister, Carolyn Bitterlich of Pueblo, Colorado; children, Donna Lewis & Jack Winn of Marquez, Texas, Vicki McCoy of Houston, Texas, Russell Steed and daughter-in-law, Tane Steed of Benton, Arkansas; grandchildren, Mason McCoy and his wife Kendra McCoy of Houston, Texas, Brittney Lewis Hufield of The Woodlands, Texas, Ashley Lewis Perera and husband Mike Perera of The Woodlands, Texas and Declan Steed of Benton; great-grandchildren, Ethan Rhett, Cadence McCoy, Ryleigh McCoy and Landon McCoy.

Celebration of Life Services are Friday, September 10, 2021, at 10:00 AM at Christ Community Fellowship, 2837 AR-88, Mena, AR 71953. Visitation is Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 6-8PM at the Bowser Funeral Home Chapel at 2608 Highway 71 South, Mena, AR, 71953. Pastor Bobby Blasingame and Pastor Rob Morris of Houston will officiate.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Mom's memory to Christ Community Fellowship by clicking: https://tithe.ly/give_new/www/#/tithely/give-one-time/1304538.

 

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9-7-21 2:25 p.m. KAWX.ORG

Ralph Wayne Hobbs Obituary

Ralph Wayne Hobbs, age 68, of Mena, Arkansas, died Sunday, September 5, 2021, at the Mena Regional Health System in Mena, Arkansas. He was born Monday, January 26, 1953 to Leonard and Faye Hobbs in Guyana, New Mexico.

Ralph was a man that loved his country and his family. He loved to spend time with his family and teach them about life. You could count on Ralph to make you laugh and he always enjoyed exchanging stories. He loved to tinker with and invent different things in his shop. For most of his life, he was a drywall finisher. Ralph was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting deer, fishing, gunsmithing, leather work, archery, and working with horses. Ralph was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend who will be missed and loved by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; Leonard and Faye Hobbs, his brother, Larry Hobbs and two sisters, Thelma and Wanda.

Ralph is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Melody “Dee Dee” Hobbs of Mena; his son, Ralph Hobbs II and Katina of Mena, Arkansas. Daughter, Talina Dedmon of Mena; sisters, Dottie Sehnert of Williams Arizona and Delma Perry of Mesa, Arizona; One brother, Glen Hobbs of New Mexico, five grandchildren, Tre’ Hobbs of Board Camp, Arkansas, Melody Dedmon of Littleton, Colorado, Savannah McCauley of Big Fork, Arkansas, Montana Dedmon of Haw Creek, Oklahoma and Nick Rose of Mena; five great grandchildren, Kriton Hobbs, Phoenix Hobbs, Jacob McCauley, R.J. McCauley, and Rhiannon Rose; several other nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, September 10, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at the Gann Cemetery with Brother Dana Kinsey officiating. Visitation will be general with arrangements entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Pallbearers will be Tre’ Hobbs, Nick Rose, Justin Fuller, Kaleb Birtcher, Robert Doty and James Kelsay.

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9-7-21 1:12 p.m. KAWX.ORG

Larry Del Slinkard Obituary

Larry Del Slinkard, age 67, of Mena, Arkansas died on Sunday, September 5, 2021 at Waldron Nursing and Rehabilitation in Waldron, Arkansas. Larry was born on Thursday, March 18, 1954 to Delmar and Opal Jones Slinkard in Lawton, Oklahoma.

Larry was a witty, quick witted man who recently said, "The date has been moved up, wipe the tears and get out the balloons!" Larry's dry humor was accompanied by an endearing smile and a loving heart. He attended the Crossing Church in Mena, and was very active, always doing mission trips to South America helping the less fortunate. Larry loved to help people. He took great pride in caring for children through the Covenant House and volunteering to help other Veterans. Larry served proudly in the United States Navy and was trained in many different areas in the military, including retrieving torpedoes. He spent thirty years working for the United States Postal Service and over twenty-five years as a paramedic. Larry achieved many awards during his career and always went above and beyond, such as training new parents how to properly transport newborn children. He participated actively in the Christian Motorcycle Association, Compassion International, National Association of Emergency Medical Services, NRA, and many other ventures. Larry was an avid fisherman and collected stamps, coins, and had a passion for rebuilding and collecting International Scout Vehicles. He enjoyed listening to praise and worship music as well as Classic Rock. Larry loved his family very much, and felt very fortunate to be reunited with his biological family members as well. His two cats, Bandit and Max, and his dog Toby were very special to Larry. He was a very generous, compassionate man who seemed to have a never ending source of love for everyone he knew and even ones he didn't. Larry was a loving brother, uncle, great uncle, cousin and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Bobby McLaughin.

Larry is survived by two brothers, Billy Radford of Lawton, Oklahoma, and Jimmy McLaughin of Idabel, Oklahoma; three sisters and brother in law, LeAnn and Carl Kriz of Irving, Texas, Rhonda Huffman of Lawton, Oklahoma, and Beckey Watkins of Lawton, Oklahoma; cousins, Sylvia and Michael Mitchell of Talala, Oklahoma, and Keith and Diana Martin of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; lifelong friend, Victor Rowell; numerous other cousins, nephews, nieces, great nephews, great nieces, great greats, and a host of other relatives and friends.

There will be two small gatherings to honor Larry, one local and one out of state. Details provided below.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, September 13, 2021 at 10:00 AM at the Floral Haven Cemetery in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma with Pastor and longtime friend Victor Rowell officiating. General visitation will begin Thursday, September 9, 2021 during office hours at Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas. A visitation will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas.

Larry will be escorted to his final resting place by family and loved ones.

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9-7-21 11:58 a.m. KAWX.ORG

Otis Doc May Obituary

Otis “Doc” May passed away on September 4, 2021, in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Doc was 92 years of age. He was born on April 20, 1929, in Cherry Hill, Arkansas, the son of Oscar May and Edna (Martin) May, one of eleven children. He was married to Lucille (Bailey) May on December 1, 1948.

Doc is survived by his loving wife of 72 years and 9 months, Lucille. Son, Jerry & wife, Yevette. Son, Eugene & wife, Debbie. Grandchildren, Timmy May & partner, Brandon Holligan, Brandie Simpson. Chris May. Brittany Smith and husband, Zak. Great Grandchildren, Chase Pyle. Alexa Brewer & husband, Billy. Christian Field. Brendan Field. Olivia, Kennedi, Brady, Hayden, Jase, Ryker and one on the way, Chevelle. Great-Great Grandchildren, Kailie, Bentley, Gracie, Reese & Levi. Sister, Allie Walters. Several nieces and nephews & a host of family & friends.

Doc is proceeded in death by his parents, Oscar May & Edna (Martin) May. Son, James Alvin May. Three brothers, Claude May, Willie (Pete) May, Calvin May. Three sisters, Evie (May) Johnson, Elsie (May) Rowton, Delcie (May) Campbell. Two stillborn siblings.
 
Doc was a loving husband, father and grandfather to the ones who loved him the most.

Pallbearers, Timmy May, Chase Pyle, Christian Field, Brendan Field, Roy Harris and Colby Philpot.

Honorary Pallbearers, Chris May, Brandon Holligan, Billy Brewer and Zak Smith
 

 

9-5-21 4:59 p.m. KAWX.ORG

 

Sharon Gail Kesterson Obituary

Sharon Gail Kesterson, age 64, of Mena, Arkansas went to be with her precious Lord on Friday, September 3, 2021 surrounded by her loving family in the comfort of her home.

She was born March 28, 1957 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Alvie Jim Kesterson and June Kitchens Kesterson. Sharon worked for the Mena Public School District for 23 years in various duties and loyally served in the role of Special Education. She took great pride in helping children, particularly those with special needs and remembered them all fondly. Simultaneously she worked at Beasley-Wood Funeral Home as first a night sitter and then after retiring from Mena Public Schools continued her career as a full-time front desk receptionist. With a heart full of mercy and caring disposition she would be the light to so many families as they walked through the Beasley-Wood doors. She was a faithful Christian and attended the Mena Church of God and loved her church family.

The loves of her life were her children and her grandchildren. You could watch her face light up every time she spoke of her “babies”; her favorite titles in life were Momma and Drana. She was happiest at home surrounded by her “babies”.

She was faithful to her friends and family and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her mother; June Kesterson; her son, Clint Lane; her daughters, Dana Ward and husband Chris, Kayla White, Pilar Fowler and husband Nathan; her brother, Brian Kesterson and wife Sonja; her sisters, Phyllis Sirmon and husband Gregg, and Lisa Callahan and husband Tommey; her grandchildren, Hunter Egger, Cadence Dickey, Callie Lane, Jacee White, Kipp White, Heidi Ward, Natalee Fowler, Violet Fowler, and Lake Thompson.

She was preceded in death by Jim Kesterson, father; Eddie Kesterson, brother; Colton Lane, grandson; Bill Johnston, brother-in-law.

Funeral services will be Monday, September 6, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Mena Church of God with Brother Mark Lyle officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery at Cove under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Jason White, Scott Sharp, Sage Kesterson, Mason Johnston, Will Riggins and Clint Lane. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Callahan, Gregg Sirmon and Brian Kesterson.
 

 

9-4-21 11:36 a.m. KAWX.ORG

 

Scherrie Elaine Musgrove Obituary

Scherrie Elaine Musgrove, age 62, was set free into the arms of her Captain on Friday, September 3rd, 2021, peacefully in her home in Mena, Arkansas.

Scherrie was born in Garland, Texas on September 24th, 1958, to parents Don and Patsy McKissick. She attended South Garland High and graduated in 1976. She furthered her education in Dallas to become a skilled hairdresser. It was in Dallas that she met the love of her life, Jerrold Musgrove, whom she married on May 3rd, 1980. In 1984 she made her life’s most important decision, and accepted Christ as her Saviour.

After living in Dallas for a few years, Jerry and Scherrie moved to Mena, Arkansas in 1986 to raise their family. They started Bible Believers Baptist Church together in 1994 and Scherrie served with earnest dedication in their ministry for twenty-seven years. She taught Sunday School for most of those years and was passionate about teaching the youth in church. As the pastor’s wife she held a very special role; she was a bulwark of support for her husband; she coordinated all the church events and activities; she supported the ladies in the congregation and was a shoulder to cry on or confidant to exult with. Aside from her church work, Scherrie also worked as a substitute teacher at Acorn Schools when her children were younger, and later worked at Polk County Developmental Center in a job that she loved.

As a mother and wife Scherrie always placed her family above herself. She loved being a mother; she cooked and cared for her family and was the epitome of the Proverbs 31 woman. She had the brightest smile and an infectious laugh that was full of joy; she also had a streak of mischievousness that brought plenty of laughter. Scherrie was singularly creative and loved to paint and craft. She was always full of ideas to create something new, usually so that she could be a blessing to someone else. She loved to garden and spend time in the sun; the many flowers she planted will serve as a reminder of her beauty, both inside and out. She was the heartbeat of her family and created a lifetime full of beautiful memories for her husband, children, and grandchildren.

In 2017 Scherrie was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer. She wanted it to be known after her first surgery that she no longer feared death; she had complete and total faith in her Savior Jesus Christ and had peace and comfort from God’s precious word. It is without any doubt that today she rejoices in heaven, having met her Savior, and shared a joyful reunion with loved ones who have passed before.

Left to celebrate and remember Scherrie is her husband of forty-one years Jerry Musgrove; her son Charlie Musgrove and daughter-in-law Emily Musgrove; daughter Brittany Musgrove; daughter Katy Leonhart and son-in-law Darrell Leonhart; father and step-mother Don and Debbie McKissick; step-father Ken Rada; brother Keith Rada; grand-daughters Molly Musgrove, Merryn Musgrove, Evelyn Leonhart, and Annabelle Musgrove; grandson Bradley Leonhart; two soon-to-be-born grandsons; many nieces and nephews; many dear friends; and a church family whom she loved dearly.

Scherrie was preceded in death by her mother Patsy June Rada; her sister Julia McKissick; her beloved grandmother Evelyn Lewis; and her good friend Edna Spurlock.

Services will be held Thursday, September 9, 2021, at 2:00 p.m., at the Bible Believers Baptist Church in Mena, Arkansas. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Mena, Arkansas. Pastor Kyle Cowart will be officiating, under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are Charles Musgrove, Darrell Leonhart, Alan Weiler, Danny Cusher, Dave Anderson, and Ronnie Cusher.

Honorary Pallbearers are Charles Friddle and Russell Powell.
 

 

9-3-21 4:58 p.m. KAWX.ORG

 

Maxine L. Daniels Obituary

Maxine L. Daniels “Nanny” passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2021, in Mena, Arkansas. She was born in Bradford, Arkansas on April 16, 1930, to the late John W. and Eddie Estel (Smith) Piker.

Mrs. Daniels was a Godly woman who enjoyed many of the Lord’s creations. She loved flowers, nature, gardening and was known to have a very green thumb. She loved her children, grandchildren, and pets dearly, and above all else she loved the Lord.

She is survived by her sons, Tommy Turner of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Alvin Turner of Russellville, Arkansas; daughters, Doloris and husband Lester Thompkins of Mena, Arkansas, and Elanie and husband John Miller of Mena, Arkansas; brother, Eddie J. Piker; sister, Faye Baty; 14 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; two sisters Eva Jones and Norma Zretha “Terri” Daniels; husband, Newton Clement; grandson Christopher Turner; and great-grandson Anthony Gulley.

Services will be held Saturday, September 4, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at the 1st Assembly of God Church in Mena, Arkansas. Interment will follow at the Pinecrest Memorial Park in Mena, Arkansas. Brother Tilley will be officiating, under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be general.
 

 

9-3-21 11:28 a.m. KAWX.ORG

 

WD Hay Obituary

W D Hay, age 83, of Mena, Arkansas died on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at the Veteran's Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born on February 16, 1938 to Felix and Gertrude Hay in Castor, Louisiana.

In his younger years, W D Hay served his country honorably with four years in the Navy followed by eight years in the Air Force. During that time, he married Frances Williams of Saline, Louisiana in April 1958 and had two daughters, Linda Hay Godbold, of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Donna Hay Bergeron of Tioga, Louisiana. After leaving the military service, he started a TV repair shop in Winnfield, Louisiana for a brief time, then started working at General Electric in the medical division. Years of working with G.E. allowed him to travel and live in various U.S. states where he ended up in Pineville, Louisiana. In 1982, he met and married Barbara Irene Hunt, of Pineville, Louisiana and gained two more daughters through that marriage, Michelle Hunt King and Heather Hunt Gibson. Several years later, Dee and Barbara both retired and moved to Mena, Arkansas, where he owned a small engine repair shop, enjoyed fishing, bible studies and woodworking. Dee was well-known in the community for being a loving father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Felix Hay and Gertrude Nunn Hay of Goldonna, Louisiana; his wife Barbara Irene Hay of Mena, Arkansas; and his sisters Gladys Lemons and Lennie James of Louisiana.

W D is survived by his two sisters, Ruth Cross and Winnie Johnson; his brother, James Hay; four daughters, Linda Godbold, Donna Bergeron, Michelle Hunt, and Heather Gibson; grandchildren, Joshua Husong, Michael Godbold, Brian Godbold, Justin Godbold, Valerie Bergeron Martin, Nicolas Bergeron, Lindsay McCarty, Garrick King, and Jason Gibson; and fourteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

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

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9-2-21 12:05 p.m. KAWX.ORG
 

Larry Dale McMellon Obituary

Mr. Larry Dale McMellon,age 74 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, August 31, 2021 in Little Rock.

He was born January 14, 1947, in Mena, Arkansas to the late James Clarence “J.C.” McMellon and the late Helen White McMellon.
Larry was a cattle rancher for many years and after 33 years, retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone. After retirement he worked in construction for a short time and then worked as a volunteer at the Mena Depot Center. There was not a greater Ambassador of Mena than him and he loved sharing the history of this area with visitors to the museum at the Depot. Larry had lots of stories he shared about playing football and basketball for the Mena Bearcats and kept in touch and loved his classmates like family. He was passionate about hunting and enjoyed teaching his son and then his grandsons the sportsmanship of deer and turkey hunting at the family deer camp in Howard County, a place that he truly loved.

Most of the time you couldn’t see it (he wanted it that way) but he had a soft heart for people down on their luck, he would give you the shirt off his back if he thought you needed it. He loved feeding stray cats, birds and just about had the deer eating corn out of his hand in the back yard. He had a green thumb and loved gardening and would grow vegetables and give most of the bounty away! Above all, his grandsons were his pride and joy and will forever be his legacy. He was a great man who will be missed by all that knew him.

He is survived by the love of his life, Vicki Agee; his son Rob McMellon and his wife Amanda; his grandsons Cole and Dax McMellon; his nephews Jeremy McMellon, Brandon McMellon and wife Stephanie, and Adam McMellon and wife Stephanie; his sister-in-law, Janet Moran and husband Kelsey, and a host of friends too great to mention.

He was preceded in death by his parents, J.C. and Helen McMellon, his brother Kenny McMellon and his baby sister Joyce McMellon.

Graveside services will be Saturday, September 4, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at Pinecrest Memorial Park with Brother Donnie Jewell officiating. Visitation will be general. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home.
 

 

9-1-21 1:15 p.m. KAWX.ORG

Steve Louis Stroud Obituary

Mr. Steve Louis Stroud, age 57, of Mena passed away Monday, August 30, 2021, at his home in Mena.

Steve was born on March 20,1964 in Mena, Arkansas to the late John Michael Stroud and the late Vera Dottie Blackwood Stroud. Mr. Stroud was a handyman by profession. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and had a great love of the outdoors. Steve was a great friend and was always willing to lend a hand.

Mr. Stroud is survived by two daughters: Stephanie Dow and husband Justin of Fayetteville, Arkansas, and Ashley Stipe and husband Jacob of Mena, Arkansas. Grandchildren: Jocelyn, Jordan, and Richie Stipe of Mena, Arkansas. One brother: Michael Stroud, two sisters: Lisa Schuller and husband Brian, and Rebecca Stuart and husband Jim. Several nieces, nephews, a host of relatives and friends.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents and one brother: Johnny Stroud.

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

A memorial service will be at a later date.
 

 

9-1-21 9:22 a.m. KAWX.ORG

Jason Paul Cherry Obituary

Jason Paul Cherry, age 46, of Wickes, Arkansas died, on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at the Baptist Health Medical Center in North Little Rock. He was born on Thursday, July 31, 1975 to Diana Kay Cherry in Russellville, Arkansas.

Jason was very fun to be around and loved to make people laugh. He worked over 20 years as a Paramedic for many ambulance service but worked at Southwest EMT for many years. Jason loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed riding his Spider Motorcycle, building computers and taking his wife on dates. Jason was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his mother.

Jason is survived by his loving wife, Tabitha Cherry of Wickes; his son, Andrew Tallant of Waldron, two daughters and son in law, Ariel and Justin Jenkins of White Hall and Alexia Tallant of Mena; his brother, Jamie Mathis of Nashville, Arkansas; grandchildren, Bentley Jenkins, Emma Jenkins, Katie Temple, Madi Jenkins and Zoey Jenkins; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, September 6, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Ron Tilley officiating. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

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8-30-21 3:23 p.m. KAWX.ORG 
 

Jay Ronald Price Obituary

Jay Ronald Price, age 75, of Mena, Arkansas, was called home to be with his Lord on Thursday, August 26, 2021, in Mena, Arkansas, with his loving wife by his side. Jay was born Thursday, March 28, 1946, to Joyce (Jay) and Irene Price in Dallas, Texas.

Jay was a Veteran of the United States Air Force, achieving the rank of Sergeant during his enlistment. A natural competitor, he passionately pursued and excelled at hobbies such as Enduro Motorcross, Field Archery, Bass Fishing, and Skeet Shooting at different times of his life. Whatever Jay did, he did all the way and shared his expertise with those around him. He was a proud Patriot who loved this country, with a deep love of our history and traditions.

He met the love of his life, Suzi, in Dallas, Texas. They spent the next 50 years together, sharing love and life, and all that goes with that. They were rarely apart, working together at home and the office. They shared a love of travel, visiting nearly all 50 states. They retired to their cabin in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas in 2009.

Jay was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents and beloved sister, Joyce Lindsey.

Jay is survived by his loving wife, Suzi Price of Mena; two sons and daughters in law, Spencer and Tonya Chambless of Bullard, Texas, and Hunter and Lola Price of Tyler, Texas; four grandchildren, Adam Chambless, Aaron Chambless, Alec Chambless, and Alan Arrington; three great-grandchildren, Dalton Chambless, Waylon Chambless, and Michael Chambless; nieces, Sharold Laubach and Ilene Powell of Palmer, Texas and several other nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

On Friday, September 3, 2021, a funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM at Christ Community Fellowship Church in Mena, Arkansas, with Brother Bobby Blasingame officiating. Visitation will take place on Friday, September 3, 2021, from 12:00 - 2:00 PM at Christ Community Fellowship Church. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at 10:00 AM at Tyler Memorial Cemetery in Tyler, Texas, under the direction of the Bowser Family Funeral Home of Mena, Arkansas.

Pallbearers will be Hunter Price, Spencer Chambless, Adam Chambless, Aaron Chambless, Alec Chambless, Alan Arrington, Gerardo Luna, Sr., and Gerardo Luna, Jr.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Jerry Mead, Bernie Mize, Randy McCarver, and Marc Laubach.

Flower Bearers will be Jazmin Luna, Sarah Martinez, and Nicole Castillo.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

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8-29-21 1:21 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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