Obituaries

Patsy E. Walker Obituary

Patsy E. Walker age 78 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019 in Mena, Arkansas.

She was born March 20, 1941 in Austin, Texas to the late Fritz Funderburgh and the late Irene Josephine Ritchartz Funderburgh. She was married to Ronald Walker for many years. Patsy was an avid bowler with a very competitive nature. She enjoyed flowers, doing yard work, and working in her garden. Patsy relished spending time with her grandchildren and family. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all who knew and loved her. She will be dearly missed.

She is survived by husband: Ronald Walker of Mena, Arkansas

Sons: Mark Steven Walker and wife Faith of Springfield, Missouri and Kevin Ray Walker and wife Christine of Hot Springs, Arkansas

Daughters: Karen Rene’ Sleeper and husband Dallas of Pearcy, Arkansas, Dianne Denise Hunter and husband Greg of Mena, Arkansas, and Rhonda Copelin and husband Bobby of Mena, Arkansas

Grandchildren: Jennifer, Christopher, Hailey, David, Daniel, Derek, Tyler, Aubrey, Zack, Hana and William

Ten great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents Fritz Funderburgh and Irene Ford, and a brother J.D. Funderburgh.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Beasley-Wood Chapel.

Interment will follow in the Nunley Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Family and friends visitation will be Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley-Wood.

Pallbearers will be Derek Walker, Tyler Walker, Zack Hunter, William Copelin, Greg Hunter, and Bobby Copelin.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

12-2-19 11:56 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Susan Marie Kennedy Obituary

Susan Marie Kennedy

February 23, 1964 - November 29, 2019

 

Susan Marie Kennedy, age 55, of Pine Ridge, Arkansas died Friday, November 29, 2019 at the Mena Regional Health System. She was born on Sunday, February 23, 1964 to Charles Havon Jr. and Victoria Elizabeth Foxworth Kennedy in Tylertown, Mississippi.

Susan was a lady of faith and love for her family. Her home and her family she made with her husband, Kevin was the most important aspect of her life. Her son, Daniel was her life and loved him with all her heart and soul. MeMe as she was lovingly known by all her nieces and nephews and everyone else, loved to cook meals for everyone that was invited into her house. She was known for her spaghetti and lasagna. Susan enjoyed gardening and canning her vegetables she raised. Susan was a Christian and attended Little Hope Baptist Church at Pine Ridge. Susan was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Vickie Kennedy and her brother in law, David Kennedy.

Susan is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Kevin Kennedy of Pine Ridge; her beloved son, Daniel Kennedy of Pine Ridge; her father and his wife, Charles and Barbara Kennedy of Pine Ridge; brothers and sisters in law, Clayton Kennedy of Bogalusa, Louisiana, Ben and Kim Kennedy of Franklinton, Louisiana, Eddie and Tracy Kennedy of Mena and Andy and Stacy Kennedy of Pine Ridge; sisters and brothers in law, Judy and Myron Tullos of Franklinton, Louisiana, Pam and Royce Murphy of Franklinton, Louisiana, Kathy and Alan Morton of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Cindy and Robert Elliot of Plano, Texas, and Deanna and Daniel Armstrong of McKinney, Texas; sisters in law, Dana Froberg of McKinney, Texas and Kathy Polk of Franklinton, Louisiana; several nephews and nieces and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services will be Monday, December 2, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena with Brother Andy Kennedy officiating. Interment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Park in Mena. Visitation will be Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 6-8 P.M. at the Bowser Funeral Home Chapel in Mena. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Pallbearers will be her nephews, Ryan Kennedy, Mitchell Murphy, Alex Kennedy, Vince Norman, Anthony Kennedy, Colby Kennedy, Jon Forberg, Josh Froberg, Matt Polk, Mitch Polk and Michael Polk

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

11-30-19 4:45 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Deborah Ann Beaty Obituary

Deborah Ann Beaty, age 65 of Cove, Arkansas passed away Friday, November 29, 2019 in Mena, Arkansas.

She was born on June 16, 1954 in Flagstaff, Arizona to Wesley Edwards and Evelyn Brothers Edwards. She was married to Paul Beaty, Sr.for 48 years and was a loving housewife. She enjoyed hunting and fishing and being outdoors with family and friends. She loved all animals but above all she loved her family, especially her grandkids. She was a loving and kind wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her. She will be dearly missed by all.

She is survived by mother: Evelyn Brothers Edwards of Longview, Texas

Husband: Paul Beaty, Sr. of Cove, Arkansas

Sons: Paul Beaty, Jr. and wife Latrisha of Acorn, Arkansas

Daughter: Lorene White and husband Jamie of Mena, Arkansas

Daughter-in-Law: Amy Smith Beaty of Houston, Texas

Grandchildren: Makayla Beaty and husband Chance, Alissa White and husband Michael, Haley White, Savion Miles, Kenyan Railey, Richard Hanley and wife Jordan, Elijah Beaty and wife Mickey, Dustin Hanley

Great-grandchildren: Evelyn White and Chance Lawless, Jr.

Brothers: Larry Edwards and wife Daisy, Jerry Edwards and wife Kathy, Wesley Edwards, Jr. and wife Desiree, Charles Edwards and wife Mary and Joe Edwards

Sisters: Patricia Carpenter and Vickie Crow

Numerous Nieces and Nephews
 
Special friends Naomi Grimes and husband Ed, Riley and Sadie Nunn, and Carol Sickles.

She was preceded in death by her father, Wesley Edwards, son Larry Joe Beaty, brother Bobby Edwards, and great granddaughter Bexley White.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 5, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Cove, Arkansas. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Pallbearers will be Paul Beaty, Jr., Jamie White, Richard Hanley, Elijah Beaty, Savion Miles and Dustin Hanley.
 
Honorary pallbearers will be Michael White and Seth Quinn.

Family and friend’s visitation will be Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

11-30-19 1:52 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Jimmy Wayne Mos Obituary

Jimmy Wayne Mos

December 3, 1949 - November 27, 2019

 

Jimmy Wayne Mos, age 69, of Ink, died Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at the Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab. He was born on Saturday, December 3, 1949 to George Washington and Willie Leona Wilcox Mos in Ink, Arkansas.

Jimmy was an outdoorsman who loved fox hunting, horse races, and watching football. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Jimmy served in Germany during the Vietnam War in the United States Army. Jimmy worked many years at US Motors and working for Jerry Hansbrough. Jimmy loved to tell stories and talking to people. He had a quick wit. Jimmy was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and a great friend who will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his son, Mike Mullins and his brothers, Sonny Mos and G.W. Mos.

Jimmy is survived by his son, Jeff Mullins of Tulsa, Oklahoma; daughter, Tammy Wilson of Tulsa, Oklahoma; two brothers, J.D. Mos of Ink and Windell Mos of Ink; four sisters, Wanda Roberts of Fort Smith, Deloris Pence of Danville, Arkansas, Alba Ayers of Ink and Sally Henry of Mena; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside services will be held Friday, November 29, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at Concord Cemetery in Ink, Arkansas under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

11-28-19 10:56 a.m. KAWX.ORG

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Tenna Ranee Dugger Obituary

Tenna Ranee Dugger, age 63 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019 in Mena, Arkansas.
 
She was born on October 09, 1956 at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida to the late Eugene D. Dugger and Laverne Morphew Dugger. Tenna attended Henderson and National Park College after graduating from Malvern High School. She enjoyed being outside digging in her gardens. Tenna was a people person and loved to make them laugh. She adored her dog. Tenna was a wonderful caring “Meme.” She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend to all. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
 
Daughter: Brandi Titsworth of Mena, Arkansas
 
Grandchildren: Kaitlyn Titsworth of Mena, Arkansas and Ashley Titsworth of Mena, Arkansas
 
Mother: Laverne Widener
 
Brother: Randy Dugger and wife Carla of Malvern, Arkansas
 
Niece: Randie Dugger of Hot Springs, Arkansas
 
Nephew: Matthew Dugger of Malvern, Arkansas
 
Dear friend: Deb Edwards of Mena, Arkansas.
 
She was preceded in death by her father Eugene D. Dugger.
 
Mrs. Dugger was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
 
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11-27-19 1:56 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Jessica Octavia Mullen Obituary

 
Jessica Octavia Mullen, age 28, passed away Monday, November 25, 2019 in Athens, Arkansas.

Jessica was born on April 22, 1991 in Mena, Arkansas to Jerry “Rondal” Mullen and Teresa Barnes Mullen. Jessica enjoyed creating memories being outdoors fishing and hiking with family and friends. She treasured living on the farm and farm life. Jessica appreciated reading a good book and crafting. Above all she loved spending time with nieces, nephew and family. Jessica was a very caring and loving daughter, sister, aunt and friend to all who knew her. She will be dearly missed by everyone in her life.

She is survived by parents: Jerry “Rondal” and Teresa Mullen

Brother: Rondal “Thomas” Mullen and wife Misty

Grandparents: Jerry Mullen and Clarence and Lynne Barnes

Nieces: Kinsey Mullen and Avery Mullen

Nephew: Jaxon Mullen

Uncle and Aunt: Dalton and Lisa Doughty

Cousins: Robby and Amber Tillman, Josh and Nicole Fryar, Ryan and Adrienne Doughty and Morgan Doughty

Godfather: Gerald “Spanky” Hale

She was preceded in death by her grandmothers, Peggy Barnes, Marie Mullen and Judy Mullen

Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Northside Church of Christ in Mena, Arkansas with Brother Ron Broussard and Brother Lance Lowery officiating. Interment will follow in the Athens Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Family and friend’s visitation will be Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel.

Pallbearers will be Dalton Doughty, Wes White, Robby Tillman, Rodey Strother, Conn Hilton, Tate Mendoza, Spanky Hale and Chris Burger.

Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Roberts, Britt Hobson, Greg Davis, Cody Billingsley and Travis Fairless.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

11-26-19 11:43 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Jessica Octavia Mullen Obituary

Jessica Octavia Mullen age 28, passed away Monday, November 25, 2019 in Athens, Arkansas.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Northside Church of Christ in Mena, Arkansas. Interment will follow in the Athens Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Family and friend’s visitation will be Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

11-25-19 1:22 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Jeremiah Ramsey Brown Obituary

Jeremiah Ramsey Brown

April 25, 1981 - November 23, 2019

 

Jeremiah Ramsey Brown, age 38, of Mena, died Saturday, November 23, 2019 at his home. He was born on Saturday, April 25, 1981 to Daniel Eugene and Vickey Lynn Smiley Brown in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Jeremiah was a man that loved his family, friends, and music. He walked to the beat of his own drum. Jeremiah loved poetry, drawing and classic rock music. Jeremiah was a loving brother, uncle and a great friend who will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Jeremiah is survived by his brother, Christopher Brown of Board Camp; his sister, Kizzie Brown of Mena; his niece, Janice Gonzales of Cherry Hill; nephews, Braydon Adams of Des Moines, Iowa and Evan Woods of Fort Smith and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial services will be held Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena with Brother Tim Rose officiating. Cremation services are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to help offset funeral cost and can be directly made to Bowser Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 487, Mena, Arkansas 71953.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

11-24-19 5:18 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Donald Ray Dearing Obituary

Donald Ray Dearing

May 29, 1936 - November 23, 2019

 

Donald Ray Dearing, 83, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, formerly of Cove, Arkansas, died peacefully in his sleep on November 23, 2019, exactly twenty weeks after losing his loving wife Nelda of 63 years. Don was born on Friday, May 29, 1936, to Buford and Katie Dearing in Wynne, Arkansas.

Don was the youngest of nine children and led an interesting life where he never met a stranger along the way. He met and shortly married his dear Nelda in Wichita Falls, Texas while at Sheppard Air Force Base. He served our country in the US Air Force stationed in Japan and after the service, went to work for the Army at Fort Sill in Lawton, Oklahoma, as a civilian instructor in the aviation field. Don was a pilot and always had a love for aviation. He and Nelda started out on a small farm in Rush Springs, Oklahoma. He loved the Lord and served as a Deacon and Choir Director in the First Baptist Church there. Eventually, they made the decision to move the family to Cove, Arkansas, to purchase a farm where they raised cattle and chickens. For a while, Don had a construction company where he built and equipped many of Polk County chicken houses. Don also started working for Lane Poultry as a service technician and eventually retired from Tyson Foods as a Breeder Technical Advisor. After retirement, he and Nelda moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas, to live on the lake where he would fish almost daily and sit in the coffee shop spinning tall tales with his friends. Everyone that knew him knows of the great love he had for his grandchildren and spending time with them on the lake. He walked a life kindness and grace and passed those traits along to his children and grandchildren. Don always had a big smile and a joke to share and was so loved for his gentle soul. The world has lost a good man, but Heaven has gained an angel.

He is preceded in death by his parents and all of his siblings, Joy Dearing Hall, Troy (Jab) Dearing, Pauline Dearing Murphy, Carl Dearing, twins Leona Dearing Hubbard and infant Leon Dearing, twins Winston Muriel (Blackie) and Wayne Earl (Whitey) Dearing.

Don is survived by his two children, his son and daughter in law, Steve and Felita Dearing of Cove, Arkansas and his daughter and son in law, Laura and Will Robbins of Pearl River, Louisiana, grandsons, , Hunter Bedell and wife, Hannah of Siloam Springs, Arkansas and grandson, Chance Dearing of Richmond, Virginia, granddaughter Harly Dearing of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and great grandson, Beau Hawkins of Arkadelphia, Arkansas and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

A graveside funeral will be Monday, November 25, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove with Brother Steve Bradley officiating. Visitation will be Monday, November 25, 2019 from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

The family wishes to thank everyone for all of your support during this difficult time.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

11-23-19 4:50 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Wanda Eddlene Red Sterner Obituary

Wanda Eddlene Red Sterner, age 90, formerly of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, November 22, 2019 in Mount Ida, Arkansas.

She was born on July 31, 1929 in Oklahoma to the late Paul Red and the late Ivy Mandrel Red. Eddlene worked in the nursing profession, a career she was called to do. She enjoyed raising and growing flowers especially roses and violets. Eddlene and her husband the late Charles Sterner raised four boys into caring, loving and dedicated men. She entered college after raising her family. Above all she loved God, husband and her family dearly. She was a loving and kind mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her. She will be dearly missed by all.

She is survived by sons: Aubrey and Ginger Sterner of Mena, Arkansas, David and Vicki Sterner of Van, Texas, and Peter Sterner of Benton, Arkansas

Daughter-in-law: Kellie Sterner of Mena, Arkansas

Numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren

Brother: Gene Red and wife Vicki of Modesto, California

Sisters: Teresa Rogers and husband Kent of Modesto, California and Georgia Guinn of Modesto, California

Host of family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Ivy Red, her husband Charles, son Brian Sterner, grandsons Tony Sterner, Michael Sterner, Kenny Sterner, and a sister Paulene Benson.

Memorial service will be Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Beasley-Wood Chapel with Brother Lynn Chiles officiating under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Pallbearers will be Billy Sterner, Ben Sterner, Kenny Steele, Corey Sterner, Michael Sterner, and AJ Sterner.

Honorary pallbearers are The Nursing and Administration of Montgomery County Nursing Home and Rich Mountain Nursing Home.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

11-23-19 12:07 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Lois Wanda Elwanda Harper Obituary

Lois “Wanda” Elwanda Harper age 90 of Mena, Arkansas passed Thursday, November 21, 2019 in Waldron, Arkansas.

Wanda was born on September 27, 1929 in Sand Springs, Oklahoma to the late Ausborn Newton Mitchell and the late Vera Lee Burris Mitchell. She was very creative and enjoyed redecorating. Wanda loved her family and cherished Sunday family dinners with her family. She was a talented seamstress. Above all she was devoted to her family and friends. Wanda was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friends to all who knew her.

She is survived by sons: Jerry Harper and wife Sherry of Mena, Arkansas, Fred Harper and wife Sandra of Benton, Missouri, and Dennis Harper and wife Stacey of Mena, Arkansas

Daughter: Theresa Davis and husband Kenny of Mena, Arkansas

Eleven grandchildren, Twenty great-grandchildren and five grat-great-grandchildren

Brother: Kenneth Mitchell of Gladstone. Missouri

Sister: Sylvia Ventris of Ft. Smith, Arkansas.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents, Ausborn and Vera Mitchell, her first husband James Harper, second husband Russell Dunagan, brothers, Edward Mitchell, Jimmy Mitchell, and Raymond Mitchell and sisters Jewell Hilton, Norma Drager, and Helen Mitchell and a granddaughter Rita Genung.

Funeral service will be Monday, November 25, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Beasley-Wood Chapel. Interment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Family and friend visitation will be Sunday, November 24, 2019 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Beasley-Wood.

Pallbearers will be Michael Harper, Joshua Harper, Martin Adkins, Rick Foster,Richard Hilton, and Glenn Erickson.

Honorary pallbearer will be Stephen Harper.
 

 

11-23-19 11:58 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

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Judith Lucille Fast Obituary

Judith Lucille Fast

July 23, 1945 - November 21, 2019

 

Judith Lucille Fast, age 74, of Mena, Arkansas died Thursday, November 21, 2019 at the Mena Regional Health System. She was born on Monday, July 23, 1945 to Leonard Jerome and Dorothy Lucille Clausen Slechta in Denison, Iowa.

Judy was an active member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Mena and served her faith devoutly for forty-nine years after being baptized in 1970. Her spiritual family was very important to her and she cared deeply for them all. Judy loved helping people and her faith, family, and husband, Jack, were the most important things in life to her. She was close with her sisters, and enjoyed every moment spent with Jack and all the family they had been blessed with. Judy enjoyed reading, watching Westerns, country music, fishing, and especially loved to camp and travel. Judy was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Judy is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Jack Fast of Mena; one son and daughter in law, Joseph and Tammie Fast of Benton, Arkansas; one daughter and son in law, Julie and Mike Brown of Mena; two sisters and brother in law, Joann Wood of Manning, Iowa, and Janice and Lloyd Dieber of Denison, Iowa; six grandchildren, Trenton Fast, Tait Fast, Nikki Henry, Colby Miles, Tori Stockton, and Sumer Brown; ten great grandchildren; several nephews and nieces and a host of other family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses at 1509 S Reine St, Mena, AR 71953.

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

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

"Serving Our Community One Family at a Time"

 

11-22-19 3:41 p.m. KAWX.ORG

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Betty Lou Marcum Obituary

Betty Lou Marcum, age 76 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019 in Hot Springs.

She was born in California on November 25, 1943 to the late Maurice Monroe Ogden and the late Mable Annabelle Krebs Ogden. She was a cook at Queen Wilhelmina Lodge where she shared her love of the holidays and giving, earning her the title “Mrs. Santa Claus”. She loved to read and watch movies and was a die hard Elvis fan. Betty was a beloved friend, mother, grandmother, and sister and will be greatly missed.

She is survived by daughter: Darla Larkin of Kansas City, Kansas

Sister: Barbara Phegley and husband Tom of Lake Havasu, Arizona

Grandchildren: Madison Larkin, Nikki Williams, Jesi Haukap, and Leo Larkin, Jr.

Special Friends: Karen Cook of Mena, Arkansas, Tracey Rudman of Mena, Arkansas, Marion Cunningham of Plano, Texas, all the fellas in the campground.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by four sisters.

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

Online obituary available at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

11-18-19 12:29 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Beverly Mae Lyle Philpot Obituary

Beverly Mae Lyle Philpot was born on her mother’s birthday, January 17, 1961 into a large loving family. She was the seventh of nine children born to George and Mae Rose Lyle. Beverly was a vivacious youth, loving sports, riding horses and competing in local rodeos. She was married to the love of her life Steve Philpot for 42 years and 11 months, and out of that union they had 5 children, Andy, Tosha, Tawaynea, Colby and Clay. Beverly loved working in her yard, camping with family and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Beverly was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and her family was always the most important thing in life to her. She had a servant’s heart and loved helping anyone in need. Beverly was a friend to many and willing to go the extra mile to help.

She is survived by husband: Steve Philpot

Sons: Andy Philpot and wife Jenni of Woodland, Washington, Colby Philpot and wife Daniella of Acorn, Arkansas, and Clay Philpot and wife Jennifer of Board Camp, Arkansas

Daughters: Tosha Bissell and husband Otis of Acorn, Arkansas and Tawaynea Tedder and husband Chris of Acorn, Arkansas

Grandchildren: Cody, Samantha, Clayton, Tuker, Justin, Luke, Aaron, Morgan, Ashlynn, Ally, Aaden, Kaylee, Sarah, Daniel, Tina, Monica, Colten, Treyton, Madison, Lane, Braxton, Hadley, Ryker, and Emmy.

Brothers: Gene Lyle and wife Barbara of Hatfield, Arkansas, Ronnie Lyle, Rick Lyle and wife Sandy of Mena, Arkansas, Mark Lyle and wife Lori of Mena, Arkansas

Sister: Julie Daniels and husband David of Acorn, Arkansas

Mother-in-law: Betty Philpot of Cherry Hill, Arkansas

Host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Beverly was preceded in death by her parents, George and Mae Lyle, father-in-law, Jim Philpot, sister Glenda Blake, and brothers Jerry Lyle and Danny Lyle.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 2:00 p.m at Mena Church of God in Mena, Arkansas with Brother Mark Lyle officiating. Interment will follow in the Highland Cemetery in Cherry Hill, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Visitation will be general.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

11-18-19 11:53 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Garry Lee Lamproe

Garry Lee Lamproe age 71 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019 in Mena.

Garry was born on May 25, 1948 in Mulberry, Arkansas to the late Rubin Lamproe and the late Lucille Chamberlain Lamproe. He was a retired forklift driver from Tysons. Garry was a simple man who lived a simple life. He was the type of person who would give the shirt off his back to help someone. He loved to help others more than help himself. He enjoyed watching westerns. His motto in life was for everyone to be happy. Garry was a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend to all who knew him.

He is survived by sons: David Lamproe and wife Geneva of Rogers, Arkansas, Stephen Lamproe and wife Natasha of Prairie Grove, Arkansas, and Shawn Lamproe of Bella Vista, Arkansas

Six grandchildren

Brothers: Paul Lamproe, Darrell Lamproe and Larry Lamproe

Sisters: Denise, Dorothy, and Ruby.

He was preceded in death by his parents Rubin and Lucille Lamproe, his sisters Caroline Sue Lamproe and Betty Lamproe, and a brother Jimmy Lamproe.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 2:00 p.m at Morrison Cemetery in Rudy, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Visitation will be general.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

11-15-19 4:46 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Lynda Duke Mead Obituary

Lynda Duke Mead age 76 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

She was born on June 02, 1943 in Miami Beach, Florida to the late Orville Duke and the late Lita Standridge Duke Martin. Lynda was married to Robert Mead for 36 years and was devoted to him. She was obsessed with all things hummingbird and shopping Being a girly girl, she loved dressing up with make-up and jewelry and always looking her best. Lynda was a wonderful wife; caregiver, mother, and her family was always the most important thing in life to her. She had a servant’s heart and loved helping anyone in need. Lynda was a friend to many and loved spending time with them.

She is survived by husband: Robert Mead of Mena, Arkansas

Son: Dr. William Duke Jones and wife Melinda of Bolivar, Missouri

Step-son: Adam Mead and wife Paula of Marble Falls, Texas

Daughters: Sheila Jones and husband Skip Hadaway of Texarkana, Texas and Mish Cush of Cedar Creek, Texas

Step-daughter: Lora Mead of Texas

Grandchildren: Eric Fair, Cori Fair, Molly Hutchinson, Simon Hutchinson, Taylor Jones, Spencer Hutchinson

Step- grandchildren: Robert Mead, Stephanie McNamara, and Alan Mead

Great- grandchildren: Damien, Zane, Axel, Marlee, Ava, Lucas, and Becca.

Lynda was preceded in death by her parents Orville and Lita Duke, and stepfather Paul Martin.

Graveside service will be Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Pinecrest Memorial Park with Dr. William Duke Jones officiating under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Visitation will be Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel prior to private service.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

11-15-19 3:33 p.m. KAWX.ORG

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Ruby Marie Duplessis Obituary

Ruby Marie Duplessis

August 15, 1939 - November 12, 2019

 

Ruby Marie Duplessis, age 80, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at her home. She was born on Tuesday, August 15, 1939 to Sabas O. Duplessis Sr. and Leontine Lavigne Duplessis in Gonzales, Louisiana.

Ruby was a loving mother, daughter, grandmother, sister, aunt and a great friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Harry Kling and four sisters, Eloise Duplessis, Rose Fontenot, Millie Gaudin and Dolores Cosper; and some Nicky Wilkinson.

Ruby is survived by her daughter, Vickie Trosclair (Ronnie) of Mena, Arkansas; son, Mickey White of Gonzales, Louisiana; five brothers, Sabas Duplessis Jr., Johnny Duplessis, Aaron Duplessis, Paul Duplessis and Roger Duplessis; five sisters, Winnie West, Iris Gautreau, Ada LaVoie, Libby Moran and Belva Crain; five grandchildren, Dustin Trosclair, Brandon Trosclair, Jordan Trosclair, Tyler Trosclair and Cameron Wilkinson; three great grandchildren, Brianna Trosclair, Peyton Trosclair and Wyatt Trosclair; several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. with Brother Joe Thibeau officiating. Interment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Park. No visitation is planned. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

11-15-19 3:22 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Paul Henry Slinkerd Jr. Obituary

Paul Henry Slinkerd Jr.

March 13, 1934 - November 12, 2019

 

Paul Henry Slinkerd Jr was the first child born to Paul Henry Slinked Sr and Hayes Elizabeth Reese Slinkerd in Cape Girardeau, MO on March 13,1934. He departed this life on November 12, 2019 at the age of 85 years, after a very brief and sudden illness.

Paul spent his happy adolescent years with his Mom, Dad and little sister Liz, living and attending school in Sikeston, MO. He graduated from Sikeston High School in 1952. He continued his studies at the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy in Rolla, MO which is now referred to as the Missouri University of Science and Technology. As the school is known for its engineering program, Paul graduated with a degree in civil engineering in 1958. Respectively, Paul served in the army from 1958-1964. After working in the private sector, Paul began working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1968 and was based in Sikeston, MO. With the Corps he found himself working on several major projects through the years, most notably being the H.G. Huxtable plant, which was the largest flood water pumping plant in the world at that time. He was also afforded the opportunity to advance in his field and moved several times throughout the years. He loved his work and being outdoors and always embraced the transitions to his next assignment and town, in which he would immerse himself in the community.

He eventually landed in Greenwood, Mississippi where he would finish out his years with the Corps. He joined the Presbyterian Church where he met the love of his life, Susan Sarah Fischer. They married on Valentine's day in 1987 and have spent 32 loving years together. Paul retired from the Corps in 1993. Looking for something to fill his time, as well as being proficient in most things constructional, he and his sister-in-law Nancy started a successful company called Homework Inc., in which they worked together several years. Paul and Susan decided to look for a location to retire. While visiting Mena, AR, Paul discovered that his grandfather had lived and worked in construction, building homes in Mena in the early 1900s. They fell in love with the mountains and the community. Paul soon set to the task of building their log home "on the mountain," as he liked to say. They completed and moved into their new home in 2000 and Paul once again embraced his new community. A new construction handyman company was soon established by Paul and was again successful.

Paul was a member of several country clubs where he loved to play golf, tennis and socialize. He was also a past president of the Jaycees of Sikeston MO as well as, past president of the Rotary Club of Greenwood, MS and Mena, AR. Paul was also involved with the Chamber of Commerce. He participated in community theatre, as well as BBQ cookouts and contests. He loved to cook, BBQ, read, do crossword puzzles, and spend time with his family. Paul is a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mena. Paul was preceded in death by his mother, father, and sister.

He is survived by his beloved wife Susan, one son Col. Paul Henry Slinkerd III (Elke), two daughters Terri L. Jenkins (Clark), Tonya L. Schultz (Adam) , stepson Mike Hurley, brother-in-law Mike Fischer (Jennifer), sister-in-law Nancy Huff (Jim), nieces, Tricia Luck, Laura Treadway (Keith), Sarah Hinton (Cody), Anne Quinlan (Sean), nephews, Cody Standifer, Paul Woolson (Jenn), Randy Woolson (Belinda), one grandson Drew Wishon, two granddaughters Courtney Slinkerd, Laynie McWilliams (Justin) and two great grandchildren and numerous great nephews and nieces.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the First Presbyterian Church at 904 Church Ave, Mena, AR 71953.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Mena, Arkansas with Pastor Bill Seitz officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Online guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

"Serving Our Community One Family at a Time..."

 

11-14-19 9:23 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Benny Michael Carr Obituary

Benny Michael Carr age 74 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019 in Mena.

He was born on June 12, 1945 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma to Jess W. Carr and Virginia Sue Bates Carr. He was married to Cheryl Trimble Carr for 51 wonderful years. Ben worked as an Industrial Radiographer. He enjoyed being outdoors shooting his guns, reloading and target shoots. Ben was an active member of the Acorn Baptist Church. He also enjoyed gardening, watching his cats, and loved to travel with family and friends. Ben was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend. He will be dearly missed by all.

He is survived by wife: Cheryl Carr of Mena, Arkansas

Daughters: Nikki Carr of Mena, Arkansas and Cathi Carr of Stigler, Oklahoma

Grandchildren: Suzy Carr of Stigler, Oklahoma and Isa Carr of Rota, Spain

Mother: Sue Carr of Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Brother: Steve Carr of Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jess W. Carr.

Funeral service will be Friday, November 15, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Lowery Free Will Baptist in Lowery, Oklahoma with Brother Roger Bishop officiating. Interment will follow in the Mayes County Cemetery in Rose, Oklahoma under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Visitation will be Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Beasley-Wood at 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Brady Trimble, Scott Trimble, Anthony Trimble, Chad Tucker, Josh Smalley and Cody Burton

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

11-12-19 4:11 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Shane Wesley Dempsey Obituary

Shane Wesley Dempsey

April 4, 1974 - November 6, 2019

 

Shane Wesley Dempsey age 45, of Grant Pass, Oregon, passed away, Wednesday, November 6, 2019. He was born on Thursday, April 4, 1974 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Shane enjoyed playing golf and going hunting. He was the happiest when he was outdoors surrounded by nature. He loved spending time with his friends and family. Shane worked for 26 years as an A&P Aircraft Mechanic in Alaska and most recently in Medford, Oregon. Shane was a loving son, grandson, brother, uncle and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, George and Margie Dempsey; his uncle, Roy Dempsey, maternal grandparents, Otis and Dean Morrison and uncles, Allen, Ivan and Gary Morrison.

Shane is survived by his father, James Dempsey and wife, Linda of Mena; his mother, Christine Smith and husband, Robert of Owasso, Oklahoma; his brother, Justin Smith of Owasso, Oklahoma; his sister, Myranda Smith and her children, Ian, Averi, Isaac, and Abram all of Owasso, Oklahoma; step sisters, Kathy Quinn of Reeds Springs, Missouri and her children, Morgan Doughty of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Ryan and Adrienne Doughty of Mena and Sonja Walker and husband, Randal of Mustang, Oklahoma and their children, Alex and Avery of Mustang, Oklahoma and Cindy Grandel and husband, Ronnie of Waterford, Mississippi; grandmother, Vesta Rhoades and husband, Don of Benton, Arkansas; grandfather, Robert Smith Sr. and wife, Diane of Tamerac, Florida; several nieces and nephews; beloved aunts and uncles, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside service will be Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at the Pinecrest Memorial Park with Brother Mark Lyle officiating. No visitation is planned. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

11-12-19 3:58 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Sherry Ann Lady Griffith Obituary

Sherry Ann “Lady” Griffith Tate age 57 of Smithville, Oklahoma passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019 in Oklahoma.


She was born in Columbus, Ohio on March 28, 1961 to the late Sherman Griffith and Naoma Griffith. Sherry was married to Jerry “Bear” Tate on February 28, 1980. She was proud of her Cherokee heritage. Sherry enjoyed singing, cooking and gardening with her family and friends. Above all she loved her family. She was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her. She will be dearly missed.


She is survived by husband: Jerry “Bear” Tate


Children: Joseph and wife Taleah, Heather, Ed and wife Kathy, Elizabeth, Robin, Carrie and Yvonne


Grandchildren: Marcus, Zach and wife Am, Ryan and wife Jackey “Sweetie”, Kevin and wife Morgan, Rachel, Jaden, Lea and wife Mallory, Sara and husband James, Jason and wife Kaylyn, Charlotte and husband Charles, Jayme, Trevor, Ryan, Christopher and wife Tiarcie, Tyler, Doug and wife Sarah, Kaycie, Katy, Tristian


Great-grandchildren: Brody, Amelia, Eleanor, Honity, Joshua, Trinity, Jocelyn, Tamraine ,Tatum, Levi, Jonnah, James and Lenore

Sisters: Janie, Deanne and husband Walker, Norma Kay, and Mary Ann


Brothers: Tom and wife Sue, and Ed


Host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Sherman and Naoma Griffith, and her sisters, LaVerne and Nancy Carol.

Mrs. Tate was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

 

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.

 

 

11-1-19 12:02 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Arvid DuWayne Hoxie Jr Obituary

Arvid DuWayne Hoxie Jr., age 87, of Mena, Arkansas died peacefully Friday, November 8, 2019 at his home surrounded by loved ones. He was born on Wednesday, October 5, 1932 to Arvid DuWayne Sr. and Rose Sabo Hoxie in El Segundo, California.

Arvid was an incredibly patient and loving husband and father. He was an extremely talented foundry man and prototype machinist. He enjoyed fixing and building things and his family’s remote homestead in the woods reflected his many talents. Arvid loved God, adored his wife and spoiled his dogs rotten. Arvid was a loving husband, father, uncle and a great friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Harry Hoxie and Dale Hoxie.

Arvid is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Kathy Hoxie of Mena; one son, Arvid Lester Hoxie of Mena; one daughter, Susan Ferrero of Utah; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.


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


Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

11-8-19  4:12 p.m. KAWX.ORG

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Linda Rosemary Vieira Obituary

Linda Rosemary Vieira, age 53, of Mena, Arkansas died Friday, November 8, 2019 at her home. She was born on Sunday, January 9, 1966 to Joseph Anthony and Rubie Lee Isbell Block in Lockport, Illinois.

Linda was a wonderful mother and her family was always the most important things in life to her. She worked at James' Grocery for six years in Mena and was passionate about the Relay for Life. Linda was proud of getting her GED and enjoyed anything to do with water, but especially going fishing. She absolutely loved every minute spent with her grandchildren. Linda was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and a great friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Joseph "Butch" Block and Jimmy Kirkland; and one sister, Kay Hensley.

Linda is survived by her son, Joseph Vieira of Mena; her daughter, Tabatha Vieira of Mena; the loving father of her children, Joseph Vieira Sr.; one brother, Ken Kirkland of Lockport, Illinois; four sisters, Judith Leathers of Morris, Illinois; Kathy French and husband Russell of Diamond, Illinois, Debbie Stepiens of Mena, and Patricia Block of Chicago, Illinois; three grandchildren, Chloe Grace Ferguson of Mena, Jaxson Ryder Vieira of Mena, and Emma Lee Vieira of Mena; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

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

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

11-8-19  3:33 p.m. KAWX.ORG



 

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Bettie Jo Smallwood Obituary

Bettie Jo Smallwood age 89 of Fort Smith, Arkansas passed away Monday, November 4, 2019 in Ft. Smith.

Bettie was born on January 29, 1930 in Ink, Arkansas to the late Clyde Lunsford and the late Leva Perrin Lunsford. She was married to the late Kelsie Smallwood, who preceded her in death in 2007, and was a graduate of Cherry Hill High School. Bettie had an elegance and class about her, never leaving the house without looking her best. She loved to sew and cook, and took joy in hosting family gatherings with her wonderful sense of humor. She worked for sometime in retail and ran Smallwood’s Antique Shop for over 20 years in Mena. She was a loving mother, sister and friend to all who knew her.

She is survived by daughter: Brenda Horton and husband Willard of Fort Smith, Arkansas

Sister: Dian Lunsford Kaufman of New Orleans, Louisiana

Many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Leva Lunsford and her husband, Kelsie Smallwood.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in Concord Cemetery at Ink with Brother Donnie Jewell officiating.
 
Arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Concord Cemetery in care of Beasley Wood.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

11-5-19 4:14 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Brenda Joyce Cecil Obituary

Brenda Joyce Cecil age 67 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday, November 4, 2019 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Brenda was born on January 7, 1952 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Jesse Curtis Eldridge and the late Minta Joyce Morris Eldridge. She was a local business owner. Brenda was a member of the Abundant Life United Pentecostal Church where she played the piano for many years. Brenda enjoyed playing cards, quilting and going to the beach with family and friends. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. Above all she loved God and her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her. Brenda will be dearly missed by all.

She is survived by son: Kevin Yahn and wife Shawnee of Hot Springs, Arkansas

Daughter: Tresa Craig and husband Tony of Mena, Arkansas

Grandchildren: Aarika Cox and husband Chris, Katelynn Davis and husband Joey, Austin Yahn, Clarance Yahn and wife Katelyn, Brandon Craig and wife Callie, and Greg Craig and wife Hannah

Great-grandchildren: Jayden Cox, Avery Cox, Taylor Cox, and Adelaide Davis

Brother: Jay Eldridge of California.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Clarance Yahn, her second husband Don Cecil, brothers Victor Eldridge, and Jesse Eldridge.

Funeral service will be Friday, November 8, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Abundant Life United Pentecostal Church in Mena with Brother Jack Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Gilead cemetery under the direction of the Beasley -Wood funeral Home of Mena.

Visitation will be Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Craig, Greg Craig, Austin Yahn, Clarance Yahn, Joey Davis, Chris Cox, Duane Ezell and Tim Rodgers.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

11-5-19 4:07 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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