Obituaries

Krystel Darlene Norman Obituary

Mrs. Krystel Darlene Norman, age 54, passed away Friday, February 3, 2023, in Wickes, Arkansas. She was born June 22, 1968, to the late Glen Dale Merworth and Hildred Grenita Briggs Gray.

Krystel was a homemaker; she enjoyed her years playing softball and loved her teammates throughout her life. She loved to dance and sing and listen to music. Krystel had a way with words and always had a story to tell. Above all else she was crazy about her grandchildren and loved her title of K.K.

Mrs. Norman is preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Rachel Rada-Mae Norman; parents, Glen Dale Merworth and Hildred Grenita Briggs Gray; sister, Amanda Grenita Merworth; brother, Curtis Glen Merworth of Salt Lake City, Utah; and several beloved aunts and uncles.
 
She is survived by her husband, Tim Norman; sons, Jonathan Davidson and wife Rose, Nick Reves, Vince Norman and wife Jenny; daughter, Ashley Ruthardt and husband Deagan; grandchildren, Brynley Ruthardt, McKenna and Lainey Norman, Reeve and Rhett Davidson; brothers, Brandon Merworth and wife Bronice (Cricket) of West Columbia, Texas, Danny Fatheree and wife Angelica of Nathan, Arkansas, Allen Briggs and wife Lavene of Grannis, Arkansas; sisters, Diane Maker of Palestine, Texas, Donna Jo and Ines Flores of Comanche, Texas, Deedee Williamson and Dale Howard of Hatfield, Arkansas, Tammy Merworth of Salt Lake City, Utah, Glenda Stinnett and husband Ray of DeQueen, Arkansas; as well as nieces, nephews, other family and friends too numerous to mention.

Services for Mrs. Krystel Norman will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at the Beasley-Wood Chapel in Mena, Arkansas. Pastor B.J. Jenkins will be officiating under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Mineral Cemetery in Gillham, Arkansas. There will be a visitation held Tuesday, February 7, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are Clyde Fatheree, Bryle Fatheree, Jonathon Rye, Adam Shores, Massey Hoover, and Rodney Lawrence Jr.

Online obituary and guestbook at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.

 

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2-6-23 12:50 P.M. KAWX.ORG

Robert Sexton Obituary

Robert Sexton, age 70, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, February 4, 2023 at his home. He was born on Sunday, June 1, 1952 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents Robert E. and Bessie Mae Sexton.

 

Robert was a loving father, grandpapa, and friend who loved his family more than anything else in this world. Robert always took an active role in the lives of his grandkids. He taught them how to identify venomous and non-venomous snakes, trees, plants, and all sorts of wildlife. He was always thrilled to hear about their martial arts lessons, classroom stories, football/volleyball, and all of their outdoor adventures. He would constantly encourage them and praise their successes. Robert had a substantial work ethic, spending countless overtime hours providing for his family for over 30 years at Best Foods in Little Rock, Arkansas. He enjoyed listening to old rock bands such as the Eagles, CCR, Black Oak Arkansas, and Buddy Holly. His hobbies were making wire trees, writing, studying wildlife, reading the newspaper, and rooting for the Hogs. Robert was a man of little fear and big morals. He lived his life with love, honesty, and integrity. He always had his family and friends in his mind and heart and will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

 

Robert is survived by two sons and daughters in law, Dallas and Angela Sexton of Bismarck, Arkansas, and Shane and Tara Sexton of Fort Smith, Arkansas, and his former wife and loving friend Karen Sexton of Hackett, Arkansas. Robert is also survived by his three grandchildren, Austin Sexton, Avalyn Sexton, and Thaddeus Sexton.

 

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

 

Online guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

2-6-23 11:42 A.M. KAWX.ORG

Christopher Eric Burt Obituary

Christopher Eric Burt, age 38, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2023 at his home. He was born on Monday, October 8, 1984 to Patrick and Fe Burt in Beaufort, South Carolina.

 

Chris was always funny and crazy. You were sure to have a good time while spending time with him. He loved farming and had a huge heart for animals of all kinds. Chris served proudly in the United States Army. He was very proud of his children and family and loved them with all his heart. He enjoyed listening to R&B and hip hop. Chris was a loving father, son, brother, uncle and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

 

He is preceded in death by his father, Patrick Burt.

 

Chris is survived by his son, Devon Burt of Mena; three daughters, Phoebe Burt of Mena, Olivia Burt of Mena, and Angelina Miles of Germany; his mother, Fe Burt of Deer Park, Washington; and one brother and sister in law, Patrick and Kiura Burt of Cabot; one niece, Maya Burt of Cabot; and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

A private family memorial service will be held. Visitation will be general at the Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday, February 6, 2023 and Tuesday, February 7, 2023.

 

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas. Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

2-5-23 4:14 P.M. KAWX.ORG

Essie Jeanelle Loyd Obituary

Essie Jeanelle Loyd, age 65, of Wickes, passed away Monday, January 30, 2023 in Hot Sprints, Arkansas. She was born on Saturday, October 19, 1957 to Clarence G. Caswell and Esta Lee Caswell in Boise, Idaho.

 

Essie loved helping others. She made her living in her earlier years as a Home Health aide where she enjoyed seeing and taking care of her patients. Essie was known for raising quarter horses and met many people she grew quite fond of during her times of buying and selling horses. She loved her children and enjoyed watching her grandkids participate in any of their activities. Essie was a loving mother, daughter, sister and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

 

She is preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Sonya Turner; her brother Butch Caswell; and her sister Sharron Mayo.

 

Essie is survived by one daughter and son in law, Amanda Hambrecht and husband Mike of Hot Springs; one son, Justin Loyd of Wickes; five grandchildren, Adrienne Neal and husband Curtis of Vandervoort, Alec Frachiseur of Vandervoort, Zae-lei Frachiseur of De Queen, Eli Loyd of Wickes and Klara Loyd of Wickes; two great grandchildren, Alec Frachiseur, Zae-lei Frachiseur, Hayden Neal and Harley Neal; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

Cremation services are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.

 

2-3-23 3:45 P.M. KAWX.ORG

Jerry Lee Johnson Obituary

Mr. Jerry Lee Johnson, age 82, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2023, in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born June 16, 1940, in Mena, Arkansas to the late Gerald Johnson and Chole Lane Johnson.

Mr. Johnson was a farmer by profession, and proudly served in the National Guard as a mortarman. Jerry was united in marriage June 2, 1962, to his wife, Sharon Johnson, who he remained married to until her passing in December 2022. Mr. Johnson was a U of A graduate, and a member of the REA Board of directors and a member of the AFCS Board. He was also an award-winning calf roper.

He is survived by his son, Jeff Johnson and wife Dena; daughter, Kim Bryan and husband Pooh, Jodie Hunt and husband Donny; grandchildren, Jordan Hunter and husband, Chance, Kristen Manasco, Jacquelyn Romine and husband Justin, Kyleigh Johnson, Zach Bryan, Eli Bryan, Darius “June Bug” Sims, Alyssa Seals, and Donavan Hunt; great-grandchildren, Parker, Haydyn, Tate, Averie, Analeigh, Kynleigh “George”, Ace, Shaela, and Spencer; brother, Wingo Johnson; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other family, and friends.

Jerry is preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Sharon Johnson, and by his parents; Gerald Johnson and Chole Lane Johnson.

Services for Mr. Johnson will be held Friday, February 3, 2023, at 2:00 p.m., at Beasley-Wood Chapel, in Mena, Arkansas. Brother Donnie Jewell will be officiating under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Mena, Arkansas. Visitation is general.

Pallbearers are Teal Henry, Brent Gorden, Lloyd Fields, Steve Strothers, Brian Kesterson, Steve Bell.

Honorary Pallbearers are Larry Miller, Terry Terrell, and Raymond Yahn.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.

 

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1-31-23 1:23 P.M. KAWX.ORG

Geraldine Elizabeth Lewis Obituary

Geraldine Elizabeth Lewis passed away Monday, January 30, 2023 at the age of 87. She was born December 16, 1935 in Amarillo, Texas to Henry Columbus Yeager and Ranie L. Lillie Yeager.

Geraldine most recently resided in Austin, Arkansas. She lived in Oden and worked in the Mount Ida glove factory for many years. After moving to Mena, she worked as a CNA at the local hospital and nursing homes.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Jerry “Jack” Lewis, her parents, her 2 brothers, Clifford Yeager and Leonard Yeager, 2 sisters, Cora Elen Hickman and Ruby Lee Moore all of California.

She is survived by 2 sons; Joseph Lewis (Mary) and Elzie Lewis (Becky); 4 grandchildren, Jennifer Halpain (Chris), Adam Lewis (Michelle), Brandi Harbour (Bryan) and Cari Overstreet (David) and 7 great-grandchildren; Scarlett and Jacob Lewis, Jackson and Jeremiah Halpain, Ever Harbour, Samantha Watts and Kayla Parker.

Funeral services will be Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at the Beasley Wood Chapel with Brother Donnie Jewell officiating. Interment follows in Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be at 1:00 p.m. prior to service.

Pallbearers will be Joe Lewis, Elzie Lewis, Chris Halpain, Bryan Harbour, David Overstreet, Jackson Halpain and Jeremiah Halpain. Honorary pallbearers are Adam Lewis and Jacob Lewis.

 

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1-30-23 4:01 P.M. KAWX.ORG

Edna "Granny" Louise Cearley

Edna Louise Cearley (Granny), 93, of Hatfield, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2023, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on June 17, 1929, to Ira Lee Simmons and Bessie Hazel Robinson, in Bradley, Oklahoma. She was a homemaker all her life.

Edna was a frequent visitor at PCDC and everyone knew her as “Momma”. She loved flowers, it didn’t matter which ones, quilting was a lifelong passion for her, and going to the lake to pick up fishing weights.

She is survived by: one sister, Nadine Kennedy of Lindsey, OK; five daughters, Thelma Hammond (Paul) of Mena, Ruby Thacker of Hatfield, Arlene Wells (Vernon) of Alder Springs, Mary Hill (Jeff) of Hatfield, and Bessie Murphy (Ronnie) of Wyoming; twelve grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, and her four-legged companion Lilly.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Albert Cearley; and two grandsons James Hursh and Bobby Wells.

 

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1-30-23 11:52 A.M. KAWX.ORG

Hannah Madge Jones Obituary

Mrs. Hannah Madge Jones, age 92, passed away in Mena, Arkansas on Friday, January 27, 2023. She was born May 5, 1930, in Hancock County, Tennessee to the late Lon Collins and Cecil McGinnis Collins.

Mrs. Jones was a homemaker by profession. She married Leroy Jones on September 7, 1956, in Morristown, Tennessee. She was a devoted wife and worked alongside her husband traveling to different states to harvest crops. She loved flowers and gardening; she also attended the Wickes Church of the Nazarene.

Mrs. Jones is preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Jones; her parents; Lon Collins and Cecil McGinnis Collins; brothers, Randall Collins, Dean Collins; and by her sister, Beulah Bowlin. She is survived by her brothers, Gene Collins and D. H. Collins; sister, Ruth Atkins; several nieces, nephews, other family and friends too numerous to mention.

Church services for Mrs. Jones will be held Monday, January 30, 2023, at the Wickes Church of the Nazarene. Sister B.J. Jenkins and Brother David Baker will be officiating under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Duckett Cemetery in Wickes, Arkansas.

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1-27-23 4:29 PM KAWX.ORG

Bill Gene Powell Obituary

Mr. Bill Gene Powell, age 71, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2023, in Waldron, Arkansas. He was born December 3, 1951, in Senora, California to William Junior Powell and Nancy Pearl Chambers Powell. Mr. Powell be sent for cremation under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. There are no services planned at this time.

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1-26-23 3:16 PM KAWX.ORG

Lee Roy Stokes Obituary

Mr. Lee Roy Stokes, age 78, of Mena, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 22, 2023. Mr. Stokes was born December 9, 1944, in Hatfield, Arkansas to the late J.C. Stokes and Emma Louise Bledsoe Stokes.

Mr. Stokes was preceded in death by his parents, J.C. Stokes and Emma Louise Bledsoe Stokes, mother of his children, Edna Faye Anderson Stokes; daughter, Nuestra Starr Stokes Ginn; granddaughter, Janie Faye Ginn; half-brother, Bill Stokes; brothers, Donald Ray Stokes and Tommy Joe Stokes.

Mr. Stokes is survived by his daughter, Tamara Leah Stokes Lee and husband Tommy of Mena, Arkansas; granddaughter, Shelly Paige Ginn; grandson, Adam Ty Chevy Lee; granddaughter, Avery Rain Timrie Lee; brother, Roger Dale Stokes of Hatfield, Arkansas; sisters, Barbara Sue Stokes Gage of Mena, Arkansas, Charlotte Ann Stokes Thacker and husband Jeff of Mena, Arkansas; numerous nieces and nephews too numerous to mention.

Mr. Stokes loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He was an avid fisherman and spent many hours at Lake Wilhelmina doing just that. Our family would like to thank the Hospice Staff for their great care of our father and brother. A special thank you to Brother Mark Lyle and Brother Jerry Musgrove for leading him to the Lord. Mr. Stokes will be sent for cremation under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. There are no services planned at this time.

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1-23-23 4:28 P.M. KAWX.ORG

Patsy Ann Powell Obituary

Mrs. Patsy Ann Hill Powell, age 74, of Mena, Arkansas passed away on Friday, January 20, 2023, at her home. She was born on Monday, December 20, 1948, to Herman Hill and Julia Ann Knox Hill in Blackfork, Arkansas.

She is preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Wanda Joyce Reichert and Kay Harvey; and two brothers, Larry Hill and Billy Hill.

Patsy Ann was a good and faithful Christian woman. She was a very hard worker which extended into every aspect of her life. Patsy loved to cook, sing, garden, birdwatch, read her Bible, and spend time with her family. She devoted her life to raising her children and played a huge role in raising her grandchildren. Patsy was a kind soul, who had many friends. She had a big family, but loved each and every one all the same. She was the family historian, spending countless hours researching the family lineage and documenting it for future generations. She absolutely loved Bluegrass & Gospel music, and sang in a small group with some of her beloved family members. Patsy Ann was one-of-a-kind and will be greatly missed by her friends and family.

“But we urge you, brethren, that you increase more and more; that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you, that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and that you may lack nothing.”

I Thessalonians 4:11

Patsy is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Don Powell of Mena; one son and daughter-in-law Danny and Renae Powell of Mena; one daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie Powell and Jason Bahr of Mena; three brothers, Gene Hill of Bates, Darryl and Tina Hill of Page, and Jeff Hill of Clarksville; three sisters, Stella Benjamin of Mena, Sue Carter of Mena, and Brenda and Danny Reel of Bates; five grandchildren, Dustin & wife Shawna Powell, Sabrina & husband Dean Heath, Raegan Weiss, Payton Medlin, and Maddox Medlin; six great-grandchildren Laliegh Powell, Albany Powell, Cooper Crees, Adeline Powell, and Everlee Heath; several very special nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives, friends, and singing buddies who she loved very much.

Services for Mrs. Powell will be Friday, January 27, 2023, at 2:00 p.m., at the Church of God, in Mena, Arkansas. Brother Bobby Rosson and Brother Keith Rose will be officiating under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Gann Cemetery in Potter, Arkansas. There will be a visitation held Thursday, January 26, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Pallbearers are James Powell, Tony Powell, Doug Powell, Duane Powell, Dennis Powell, and Darrell Powell.


Honorary Pallbearers are Shelby Sullivan, Joseph Powell.

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1-23-23 2:02 PM KAWX.ORG

Carolyn Faye Lowery Obituary

Carolyn Faye Lowery, age 72, of Mena, died Sunday, January 22, 2023 at Baptist Health in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was born on Friday, June 9, 1950 to Milton Hanford Simmons and Stella Mae Rickner Simmons in El Reno, Oklahoma.

 

She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Bill Lowery and her parents.

 

Carolyn is survived by her daughter, Shelly McCulley-Miner; two grandchildren, Austin McCulley and Kayla Thomas; two great grandchildren, Titan Green and Seattle McCulley; and special friends, Brittany Halter and Julie Shelton.

 

Cremation services are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.

 

1-23-23 11:24 A.M. KAWX.ORG

Joe Lee Murphy Obituary

Joe Lee Murphy, age 75, died 19 January 2023 at his home in Hatfield, Arkansas. He was born 13 June 1947 in Hatfield to Chester and Hazel (Kinnerson) Murphy.

Raised at Camp Pioneer, he took the reins from his father as Camp Ranger, serving at that post for 25 years. Joe enjoyed fishing and all activities outdoors, including hiking Rich Mountain barefoot. He was known as someone who could fix anything with nothing and saved everything just in case you might need it in the future. Joe was the neighbor everyone would call and was always willing to help anyone in need.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, and his brother, Lynn Murphy.

Joe is survived by his son, Matthew L. Murphy (Albert Romkes) of Rapid City, South Dakota; one sister, Linda Sanders (Bob) of Dayton, Texas, Peggy Murphy of Mena, two close personal friends, Brandon and Ericka Eaton of Mena, and a host of family and friends.

Visitation and Services will commence at 10am Tuesday, 24 January at Beasley-Wood Funeral Home in Mena. Visitation will begin at 10am with services to follow at 11am. A private ash ceremony for the family and close friends will follow at a future date.

The family would request in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Molly Gann Cemetery, in care of Union Bank of Mena Arkansas, 71953.

 

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1-23-23 11:16 A.M. KAWX.ORG

Ms. Vicki L. Cheshire Obituary

Ms. Vicki L. Cheshire, age 66, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2023, in Mena, Arkansas. She was born October 7, 1956, in Mena, Arkansas to Emmett McBee and Billye Dell Medford McBee. Ms. Cheshire was sent for cremation under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. There will be a memorial service planned for a later date.

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1-20-23 4:46 P.M. KAWX.ORG

Randy Lynn McDaniel Obituary

Randy Lynn McDaniel age 60 of Hatfield, Arkansas, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2023.

He was born on November 1, 1962, in Mena, Arkansas, the son of the late Roy Lee McDaniel and Barbara Elaine (Stephens) McDaniel.

He served his country in the U S Navy on board the USS Missouri.

He was an excellent HVAC Tech and later managed a plumbing supply store in Mena for 20 years.

He is survived by his three sons and daughters-in-law, Joshua and Angela McDaniel of Russellville, Arkansas, Justin and Elena McDaniel of Big Cedar, Oklahoma, Jordon and Chelsea McDaniel of Conway, Arkansas. Step-son Johnathan Martin of Mena, The mothers of his children Tina Hennigan and Donna McDaniel. His mother and step-father, Elaine and Ralph Riggs of Owassa, Oklahoma, his step-mother Mary McDaniel of Hatfield, Arkansas, twelve grandchildren, one great-grandchild. He is also survived by his twin brother, Ricky McDaniel of New Boston, Texas, his sisters Linda Kay Tulk and husband Donnie Tulk and Brenda Holler and husband Rob Holler, His Aunt Rita Clayburn and several nieces, nephews and extended family members and a host of friends.

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1-20-23 12:06 P.M. KAWX.ORG

 

James Allen Lang Obituary

James Allen Lang, 65, of Cove passed away on January 17, 2023, at home surrounded by family.

James was born August 13, 1957, in Orange, Texas to Jesse Lang and Judith Anderson Lang Walles. He graduated from West Orange High School and went on to become a journeyman sheet metal fabricator. He was a hard worker who always supported his family. He was a proud supporter of law enforcement. He loved CB radio and watching sci-fi movies. He knew Jesus as his Lord and Savior. His favorite verse was John 3:16. His favorite car was his roadrunner. His best days were the day he was saved, the day he married Missy and the day each of his kids were born. James was our hero and will be so missed by us all.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jesse Lee Lang, of Summerville, SC, and his beloved grandmother, Mrs. Anderson, of Orange, Texas.

Surviving him, his daughter Amanda (Darrell) Hall of Cove; his daughter Melinda (Robert) Howard of Cove; His son James of Cove; his daughter Emma (Colby) Miles of Cherry Hill; eight grandsons; his mother, stepfather, and several siblings.

No services are planned at this time.

 

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1-17-23 3:30 PM KAWX.ORG

Jamon "Bird" Wynn Moga Obituary

Jamon "Bird" Wynn Moga, age 46, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2023. He was born on Friday, March 19, 1976 in Odessa, Texas.

 

Jamon was incredibly smart and extremely talented. He was a great role model, mentor and shared countless life lessons and skills that they will value forever.

 

He had a very generous spirit and helped anyone that he could. You knew he loved you if he picked on you. Jamon loved to cook and feed everyone. He was a jack of all trades and an excellent mechanic. He loved restoring anything with wheels. Jamon was a loving companion, father, son, brother and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

 

He is preceded in death by his daughter, Geri Seago-Moga; and his step father, Delton Earl Kemp.

 

Jamon is survived by his loving companion of 11 years, Dominique Adams of Mena; one son, Jacob Seago-Moga and partner Paul Lebarron of Augusta, Wisconsin; two daughters, Isabel Adams of Mena, and Zoe Adams of Mena; his father, Ted Moga of Fountain City, Wisconsin; his mother, Gwen Huett Kemp of Hope, Arkansas; two sisters and brothers in law, Robyn and Austin Curry of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Caren and Barrett Duncan of Hope, Arkansas; and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

 

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

 

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

1-15-23 4:01 P.M. KAWX.ORG

Paul Trevino Obituary

Paul Trevino, born November 25, 1942, entered into eternal rest January 9, 2023.

He is preceded in death by his father, Pablo Trevino; mother, Cruz Trevino; wife, Geraldine Marie Trevino; daughter, Nora Trevino; and son, Richard Trevino; Sister, Rita Fuentes; brothers, Raul Trevino, Bernardino Trevino, Antonio Trevino, Johnny Trevino, Julio Trevino, and Zacarias Trevino.

Paul is survived by his daughters, Olga Griffin, Margaret Devers, Susie Biffle, Sonja Perez, Lily Trevino, Patricia Neal; sons, Paul Russell-Trevino and Charles Neal, Jr.; sisters, Dolores Rivera, Josefina Carrizal, and Estella Berumen; brother, Manuel Gonazales, Jr.

Paul had 18 grandchildren, Vanessa, Joe, Michael, Jessica, Monica, Anna, Joel, Jonathan, Paul Anthony, Ashiley, Winonia, Alex, Nick, Laticia, Mary, Carla, Peyton, and Melanie. He also had a total of 29 great grandchildren, Ava, Aasha, Madyson, Zoey, Crissy, Analiese, Mikael, Olivia, Kali, Bella, CJ, Elijah, MJ, Mateo, Aidan, Alonzo, Abel, Alyssa, Alejandra, Celeste, Elizabeth, Faith, Sophia, Victoria, Joe Jr., Joesph, Alexandra, Evelyn, and Ellis.

Paul was a truck driver his whole life. He loved traveling, western movies, John Wayne, Hank Williams, watching football, woodworking, tending to his garden and hunting. He was a great cook and a hard worker. Paul will be missed by all his family and friends.

Cremation services entrusted to Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

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1-10-23 3:06 PM KAWX.ORG

Marion Lee Thomas Obituary

Marion Lee Thomas of Mena passed away on Sunday, January 8th at the age of 73. He was born on April 12, 1949 in DeQueen, AR. He grew up in Cove, AR and graduated from high school there in 1967.

Marion was preceded in death by parents, Alfred Lee Thomas and Virgie Hayes Thomas. He is survived by three sons, Don of Hot Springs, David and his wife Sarah of Troutville, VA and Daryl of Hatfield, four sisters Dixie Jean Dohrn of Rogers, Candace Casey of Mena, Anita Thomas of Salpulpa, OK, Rose Fairless of Mena, and one brother, Tom Bennett Thomas of Reno, NV. He is also survived by four grandsons, two granddaughters and many nieces and nephews.

Marion worked as a heavy machinery operator, working on construction sites all over the country, and was particularly skilled at operating a Road Grader. He was also very proud to have worked in the Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Services in Cove, AR. Marion most enjoyed offering a helping hand to friends and family or sharing stories over a cup of coffee.

Graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 14th at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove, Arkansas with visitation on Friday, January 13th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Beasley Wood Funeral Home in Mena.


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1-10-23 3:02 PM KAWX.ORG

Mikeal Ambrost Alexander Obituary

Mr. Mikeal Ambrost Alexander, age 71, passed away Sunday, December 8, 2023, in Hatton, Arkansas. He was born December 12, 1951, in Dequeen, Arkansas, to the late Ambrost and Berta Mae Alexander.

Mr. Alexander was a log cutter by profession and was a proud veteran of the United States Army. Mikeal retired from the Green Forest School as a custodian. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved deer hunting and listening to the dogs and hanging out with family and the guys. He also enjoyed grilling and making BBQ ribs.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Ambrost and Berta Mae Alexander; brother, Stan Alexander; as well as by several nieces and nephews.

 

He is survived by his loving wife, Rebecca Alexander; brothers, Steve Alexander and wife Carolyn; Shelby Alexander and wife Johnna; sister, Judy Oliver and husband David; by his cousin who was more of a brother, Charlie Alexander; several nieces and nephews, other family and friends too numerous to mention.

Graveside services for Mr. Alexander will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at the Witherspoon Cemetery in Vandervoort, Arkansas. Brother Donnie Jewell will be officiating under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. There is a scheduled visitation Tuesday, January 10, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Pallbearers are Steve Alexander, Shelby Alexander, Waymon Alexander, Charlie Alexander, David Alexander, and David Oliver
Honorary Pallbearers are Jesse Oliver and Geroge Broach.

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1-9-23 3:35 PM KAWX.ORG

Hosanna Barnes Obituary

Hosanna Katherine Barnes was born April 5th, 1999 in Mena, AR to her parents, Jason and Katherine Barnes. She went home to be with the Lord on November 29th, 2022 in Conway, Arkansas surrounded by her family.

 

Hosanna was a member of the Canaanland Church in Mena, Arkansas and attended school in Mena, before graduating from the Pulaski Public School system. She resided at the Conway Human Development Center for the past two years in Conway, Arkansas.

 

Hosanna was a constant ray of sunshine to her family. Although she faced many health issues throughout her life, she never stopped bringing joy to all who had the privilege of being around her. Hosanna was a definite “Daddy’s girl” and enjoyed worship music and being around her family and nursing staff. Her nurses, Julie Moe of Mena, Arkansas and Cindy Jordan of Smithville, Oklahoma, supported her family in the care of Hosanna before she moved to Little Rock, and then on to CHDC in Conway to receive better therapies.

 

The testimony of God’s miracle working power in her life was heard around the world through various radio broadcasts, television interviews with her parents and social media websites. The lessons learned from applying faith for her to overcome the various health challenges she faced, birthed two churches and Faith Bootcamp Ministries.

 

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Reverend Perry and Sue Hart of Mena, Arkansas; and one aunt, Lydia Charlie of Minto, Alaska.

 

Hosanna is survived by her parents, Jason and Misty Barnes of Pryor, Oklahoma and Katherine Hart of Conway, Arkansas; her brothers, Elijah, Israel, and Jedidiah Barnes of Conway, Arkansas and her brother and sister in law, Zion and Emma Barnes of Stillwater, Oklahoma; her sister, Genesis Barnes of Conway, Arkansas; her grandmother, Clara Golding of Mena, Arkansas, and her grandfather, James Michael Barnes of Keyes, California; She is also survived by her loving nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins located around the world.

 

A private family gathering will be held in Blossom, Texas with internment following at the Knights of Honor Cemetery in Blossom, Texas. In lieu of flowers the family is asking those who would like to honor Hosanna’s memory to donate to Sarah Hart's (Hosanna’s cousin) mission trip to El Salvador.

 

Once you click on the link provided for Chi Alpha, donations can be designated for “Sarah Hart” in the drop down box.

 

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

 

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

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1-9-23 3:00 PM KAWX.ORG

Sandra Mae Carter Brooks Obituary

Mrs. Sandra Mae Carter Brooks, age 84, of Mena passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2023, at her home in Mena.

Sandy was born November 2, 1938, to the late Henry and Jewell Carter in Brady, Texas. She loved to dance and was a very good at it. Sandy traveled and worked on a dance circuit for many years. She enjoyed the Spanish dance styles such as the Cha-Cha, she also enjoyed country dancing and the waltz. Later in life she really enjoyed traveling with her late husband, Lou Brooks. During which they loved to go on cruises.

Sandy is survived by, sister Jo and husband Doug Cogburn of Mena, AR. Sister in law, Lynnda Carter Mullin of Austin, Texas. Numerous great nephews, nieces, cousins and a host of relatives and friends. Caregivers, Jeanie Henry, Prersley Robertson, and Mandy Huber all from Mena, Arkansas. Avery special friend, Paul Meisler of Austin, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Brooks, and her parents. Her three brothers H.C. Carter Jr., Travis Carter, and Marcus Dodson.

Chapel Service will be held Saturday, January 7, 2023, at the Beasley Wood chapel in Mena, Arkansas at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be Monday, January 9, 2023, at the Fort Smith National Cemetery at 10:00 a.m.

 

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1-6-23 4:35 PM KAWX.ORG

Dan Deramus Obituary

Dan Deramus, age 73, of Acorn, Arkansas, passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2022 at his home. He was born on Sunday, August 28, 1949 to Millard and Dollie Deramus in Mena, Arkansas.

 

Dan was a good man who always gave others a helping hand. He attended the Yocana Baptist Church with his wife, Linda. Dan was a truck driver for decades and worked for many companies over the years under the CB handle, "Double D". He was always working, whether driving a bus for Acorn Schools for about five years, delivering the Polk County Pulse newspaper, reading meters for REA, or working on his rental properties. He loved a good joke, and was always smiling and happy to see you. Dan was very generous and often helped anyone he knew that was in need. He was a hard working man, and always kept busy. Dan loved the family he and Linda built together. He always enjoyed giving everyone a hard time, but absolutely loved all the moments he spent with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Dan was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents; one son, Shane Deramus; one brother, Marian Bow Deramus; and two sisters, Betty Philpot and Janice Henry.

 

Dan is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Linda Deramus of Acorn; one daughter and son in law, Chamarie and Kevin Spurgin of Mena; one son and daughter in law, Danny and Tammy Deramus of Mena; two brothers and sister in law, Doyle Deramus of Mena, and Randy and Janet Deramus of Highland; two sisters, Mae Dean Hoover of Alma, Mary Ellen New of Texarkana; seven grandchildren, Kendra and Aaron Marshall, Jeremy and Annie Deramus, Jordan Deramus, Kailyn Deramus, Kenzi Spurgin, Dylan Deramus, Taylor Deramus; seven great grandchildren, Rayden Marshall, Parker Marshall, Ridgelynn Marshall, Lane McDaniel, Lena McDaniel, Luke Deramus, Delia Anderson; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 10:00 AM at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas with Pastor Frank Gibson officiating. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

 

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

1-1-23 4:27 PM KAWX.ORG 

Bertie Delbert Armstrong Obituary

This obitury wil be updated with additional information in the near future.

 

Mr. Bertie Delbert Armstrong, age 88, of Mena, Arkansas, passed from this life on Wednesday, December 28, 2022, in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was born on January 16, 1934, in Lebanon, Missouri to Bertie Delbert Armstrong Sr and Alice May (Black) Armstrong.

Graveside services will be held 10:00am Saturday, December 31, 2022, at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Mena, Arkansas with Bro. Donnie Jewell officiating.

 

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12-28-22 3:37 PM KAWX.ORG

Layman Joseph "Joey" Hughes Obituary

Mr. Layman Joseph “Joey” Hughes, age 47, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2022, in Mena, Arkansas. He was born March 23, 1975, in De Queen, Arkansas, to Layman H. Hughes and Annie Mae (Anderson) Hughes.

Mr. Hughes found joy in his chosen profession as a floor covering installer. He was a very hard worker. Joey spent the last five years working hard to make a great life for his four young daughters. The tragedy that ended his life has stolen the final opportunity he had to make things right for his girls. He enjoyed playing pool in his spare time. He loved his two dogs, Chico and Muppy. He was a good friend to all. He was looking forward to his role as grandpa.

Mr. Hughes is preceded in death by his daughters, Makenzie Hughes and Teressa Hughes, as well as by his mother, Annie Mae (Anderson) Hughes. He is survived by his sons, Joseph Chaney and wife Whitney, Daniel Chaney; daughters, Kymberlie Chaney, Elizabeth Richardson, Katie Jo Hughes, Megan Hughes, Lillian Hughes, Harper Hughes; father, Layman H. Hughes; and by his brother, Gary Hughes.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 31, 2022, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hatfield, Arkansas, under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

 

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