Obituaries

Gladys June Lee Obituary

Mrs. Gladys June Lee, age 86, of Watson, Oklahoma, passed away on Thursday, July 29, 2021, in Mena, Arkansas. She was born in Lawton, Oklahoma, on June 19, 1935, to Cullis Humphreys and Ada (McCawl) Humphreys.

Gladys enjoyed playing her guitar, riding horses when she was younger, and going to dances. She loved the Lord and was a member of Panther Creek Christian Church in Watson. Gladys worked as the office manager at Rich Mountain Electric for many years. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. She will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her husband of sixty-nine years, Robert Lee; sons, Cullis Lee and wife Maxine, and Tommy Lee and wife Shela; grandchildren, Andrew Lee and wife Jodie, Lucinda Miles and husband Tim, Amber Denton and husband Trace, April Dickerson and husband Roger, Jessica McLain and husband John, Tuck Lee and wife Crystal, Jackson Lee and wife Brittney, Sarah Burkhart and husband Josh, Sabrun Hale and husband Jake, Staci Robertson and husband Kyle, and Drake Lee; and great-grandchildren, Ethan Lee, Ashlyn Lee, Quinton Miles, Colby Miles, Morgon Miller, Vivi Denton, Gunner Denton, Brodie Dickerson, Flint Dickerson, Katy McLain, Hoyt McLain, Hannah McLain, Ava McLain, Nathan Donaldson, Ethan Donaldson, Ryan Donaldson, Brastyn Lee, Shala Burkhart, RaeLynn Burkhart, Maci Burkhart, Boston Burkhart, Claira Hale, Briggs Robertson, and Finleigh Robertson.

Gladys was preceded in death by her parents; and her sisters, Wanda Johnson and Dorothy Smith.

The funeral service for Gladys will be held 10:00 A.M., Monday, August 2, 2021, at Pleasant Grove Church of the Nazarene in Cove, Arkansas, with Brother Cody McDaniel officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove, Arkansas under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home. General Visitation will be held at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Jackson Lee, Tuck Lee, Andrew Lee, John McLain, Trace Denton, and Tim Miles. Honorary pallbearers will be Josh, Jake, Kyle, and Roger.

Online obituary and guestbook at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

7-30-21 11:22 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

Vincent Cyril Raymond Obituary

Vincent Cyril Raymond, age 83, of Watson, Oklahoma died on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, Howard Memorial Hospital in Nashville, Arkansas. He was born on Saturday, February 26, 1938 to Leslie John Raymond and Grace Elsie Carpenter Raymond.

Vincent was married to his loving wife Marie for 59 years. Together they were blessed with a wonderful family that brought them both great joy. Vincent loved his children but especially loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren. They were sure to make him smile anytime they were around or thought about. Vincent owned and operated Raymond Construction in Cove, Arkansas for 45 years. He was a hard worker and when he wasn't working he loved to read. He that loves reading has everything within his reach and Vincent was known to have read several thousand books during his life span. He enjoyed gardening, watching Gunsmoke and listening to classical country music. Vincent was a loving husband, father, brother, grandpa, and uncle. He will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Grace Raymond; two brother, Richard Raymond and Robert Raymond; and one great granddaughter, Teal Lowery.

Vincent is survived by his loving wife, Marie Raymond of Watson; one son, Mark Raymond of Watson; one daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Roger Herring of Cove; one sister, Margaret McCandless of Canyon, Texas; brother Neal Raymond of Amarillo, Texas; four grandchildren, Larissa and Riley Johnson of Hatfield, Kayla Lowery of Cove, Vanessa Toon of Cove, and Samantha Jordan of Cove; eight great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

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

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7-29-21 9:18 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

Michael Dwayne Adair Obituary

Michael Dwayne Adair, age 48, of Mena, Arkansas died on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at his home. He was born on Friday, March 2, 1973 to Jimmy Ray Adair and Linda Carrol Gill in Ponca City, Oklahoma.

Michael was a machinist and he graduated Rice University with his A&P license so that he could pursue a career in aviation. Michael enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed being outdoors, camping, hiking & riding motorcycles. Michael was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

Michael is preceded in death by his father; and his wife, Tesha Adair.

Michael is survived by his mother, sister and two brothers, nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

No service is planned at this time. A memorial will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

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7-29-21 9:12 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

Darrell Anthony Tony King

Mr. Darrell Anthony “Tony” King, age 45, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, passed away on Monday, July 26, 2021, in Russellville, Arkansas. He was born on October 14, 1975, in Dayton, Tennessee, to the late Michael Darrell King and Angela Kathleen Wilson Carpenter.

Tony served our country in the United States Army and was an “avid” Trump supporter. He enjoyed life and trying new things, especially food and places to eat. Tony collected many things especially guns, shoes, watches. He liked to fix and restore old cars and take them to old car shows. The thing Tony loved the most of all was his family, he especially loved spending time with Abby watching old movies and listening to music. He will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Ka’La Smith of 12 years; son, Dante King of Tennessee; daughter, Abigail Rose King of Russellville; grandmother, “Meme” Juanita Spencer; stepmother, Kim King; brother, Nathan King; sister, Cherity Hunt, Kristy Curl, Kelly Keller, and Jessica Carpenter; close friends, Link and Eddie Foster; Tommy Purcell, and several nieces, nephews, and a host of relatives and friends

Graveside services will be held 10:00 A.M. Thursday, July 29, 2021, at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove, Arkansas with Rodney Provence officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home. Honorary pallbearers are Kale Smith, and Tommy Purcell.
 

 

7-27-21 4:05 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

Danny Leon Miller Obituary

Danny Leon Miller, age 55, of Ashdown, Arkansas died on Sunday, July 25, 2021, at the Mena Regional Health System in Mena, Arkansas. He was born on Sunday, October 17, 1965 to Carl Erving Miller and Mary Evelyn Prater Miller in Hereford, Texas.

Danny was a kind and loving brother. He loved to give and help out others when needed even if he didn't have much to give. Danny was of the Baptist faith and had recently accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior. Danny spent most of his life traveling and moving around. He found great joy in experiencing new things in different areas of the country. Among his many travel adventures, Danny enjoyed working for farms as a harvester, various different carnivals, as well as driving a truck for a variety of companies. Danny's life of adventure allowed him to experience many things that most people never will. He was proud of his most recent purchase of a Honda motorcycle and was looking forward to creating more memories. Danny was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Carl Ervin Miller and Mary Evelyn Miller; and one brother, Darrell Miller.

Danny is survived by one son, Daniel Miller; one daughter, Amanda Miller; two sisters, Sandra Harris and Beth Miller; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

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7-26-21 5:14 p.m. KAWX.ORG 
 

Robert Lee Medcalf Obituary

Mr. Robert Lee Medcalf, age 80, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at his home. He was born on August 8, 1940, in Waurika, Oklahoma to Murray and Ruby (Haughey) Medcalf.

Robert proudly served our country in the United States Army. He worked for Southwestern Bell as a switchman in Spring, Texas for many years. After retiring in 1999, he and his wife Sylvia moved to Mena. Robert loved the Lord. He was a writer of gospel music and led music at all the churches he ever attended. He loved and cherished his children and grandchildren. He will be dearly missed.

Robert is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sylvia Medcalf; sons, Kenneth Medcalf and wife Laronda of Ft. Smith, and Randall Medcalf and wife Darinda of Spring, TX; grandchildren, Hannah Grace Medcalf, and Kayleigh Michelle Medcalf, and their mother, Alethia Medcalf; brothers, Ed Medcalf and wife Shirley of Edmond, OK, Jim Medcalf of Oklahoma City, and Richard Medcalf and wife Wanda of Stonewall, OK; sisters, Lena Derryberry of Ada, OK, Betty Irish and husband Charles of Denton, and Elsie George and husband Jim of Bristow, OK; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other family. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Virgie Walls.

A memorial service for Robert will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Bible Believers Baptist Church in Mena, Arkansas with Bro. Jerry Musgrove and Bro. Mark Lyle officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.
 

 

7-21-21 4:34 p.m. KAWX.ORG

 

Laverne Rae Jackson Schoolfield Obituary

Mrs. Laverne Rae Jackson Schoolfield, age 86, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away July 21, 2021 at her home in Hatfield.

She was born to the late George Franklin Rea and Margie Ellen Mitchell Rea on September 9, 1934 in Marshall, Arkansas. She was a farmer and poultry farmer and was married to Webber Jackson and then to Lloyd Schoolfield until their passing. Laverne had a love for music, particularly country and gospel and loved to go dancing! She was of the Pentecostal faith and enjoyed attending church as well as being an active member of the Mena Senior Center. Her greatest love was her family and you could always see her attending her grandchildren’s ballgames. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and a friend to all. She will be missed.

She is survived by her daughters, Katherine Denton of Hatfield, Arkansas, and Vickie Denton of Booneville, Arkansas; grandchildren, Nikki Denton Jones and husband Hugh, Tina Daugherty and husband Roger, Trace Denton and wife Amber, Amanda Denton, Bobby Joe Denton and wife Joyce and Ronnie Joe Denton, Jr. and wife Stephanie; great-grandchildren, Tori, Dusty, Brett, Shelby, Summer, Jackson, Brooke, Paige, Morgan, Vivi, Gunner, Tanner, Destiny, Lexi and husband Jason, Brant, Baylie, Breckyn, Blayken, Jeter, Korbin, Kaylee, and Kassidy and a sister-in-law, Nora Williams.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers, Frank Creel, Albis Creel and Robert Rae, an infant son, Gary Lynn Jackson and a sister, Versalie Fairless

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 24, 2021m at 1:00 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church with Brother Ron Tilley and Brother Mark Lyle officiating. Interment follows in Six Mile Cemetery at Hatfield under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be general.

Pallbearers will be Jackson Daugherty, Dusty Fountain, Brett Fountain, Tanner Frachiseur, Brant Denton, Steven Davis, Breckyn Denton, Blayken Denton, Jeter Denton and Gunner Denton.
 

 

7-21-21 4:27 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

Gladys Mae Cost Hackworth Obituary

Gladys Mae Cost Hackworth, age 89, of Cove, Arkansas, passed away Monday, July 19, 2021, in Mena, Arkansas. She was born October 14, 1931, in Fort Wingate, New Mexico to William Effard Holley and Frances Jane Stayner Holley.

Gladys was a member of the Pleasant Grove Church of the Nazarene in Cove, Arkansas. She enjoyed crocheting and playing dominoes and Skip-Bo. Gladys loved to go to town. You might remember seeing her and her daughter, Debbie, in Wal-Mart on Saturdays. She loved to attend her annual family reunion in New Mexico. Gladys cherished her family and loved to spend time with them. She was a loving mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, and a friend to many and will be missed by all who knew her.

Gladys is preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Lee Cost and Jerry Hackworth; infant son, Edwin Beckwith; brothers Bobby Holley, Lawrence Holley, Effard Holley, Delbert Holley; sisters, Janie Darby, Harriett Wilcox, Dorothy Stevenson; great-great granddaughter, Adrienne Rodrigues.
She is survived by her two sons and her daughter. Sons Edward Beckwith of Cove, Arkansas, Eddie Holley, and wife, Sandra of California City, California; daughter, Debbie Bradley and husband, Steve, of Wickes, Arkansas, brothers, Freddie Holley and wife, Betty, of Colorado, Jimmy Holley and wife, Nancy, of Florida; sisters, Shirley Reynolds, Sarah Porter; four grandchildren, Billy Holley and wife, Becky, of Washington, Lynette Pavlicek of California, Heather Watkins and husband, Gerald, from Arkansas, and Heath Bradley and wife, Misty, of Arkansas; seven great-grandchildren; Christynna Witzke and husband, Korey, of California, Faith Dufour and husband, Timothy, of Nevada, Teresa Thompson and husband, Edward, of Washington, Kalin Smith and husband, Kameron of Oklahoma, Bailey Watkins of Oklahoma, Alexis Bradley, Addy Watkins, Trevin Bradley, and Avery Watkins, all of Arkansas; ten great-great grandchildren, Allen Pavlicek and Lacy Rodrigues of California, Ethan and Jack Rodrigues of Nevada, Stewiee-James, Xnineopeia, and Helen Witzke of California, Aubrey Thompson of Washington, Matthew Dufour of Washington, and Kase Smith of Oklahoma.

Pallbearers will be Bailey Watkins, Kameron Smith, Tim Rose I, Roger Wilson, Tom Hudson, and John Richardson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Heath Bradley, Gerald Watkins, and Eddie Holley.

A funeral service will be held Friday, July 23, 2021, at 10:00 A.M., at the Pleasant Grove Church of the Nazarene in Cove, Arkansas, with Brother Steve Bradley officiating. Interment with follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hatfield, Arkansas, under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. General visitation will be held at the funeral home.

Online obituary and guestbook at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

7-21-21 1:02 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

Heaven LevviAnne Roba Obituary

Heaven LevviAnne Roba

Born on January 4, 2021 and gained her angel wings on 07-16-2021. Although we didn't get to love her long enough, we know she is in the arms of Jesus and is waiting for us there.

Heaven is survived by her mother, Chelsea LeeAnn Roba of Mena, AR.; maternal Grandmother (Mimi), Dianna Jannine Morgan of Mena,AR; Paternal Grandpa Buck W. Roba and Grandma Heather D. Roba of Big Cedar, OK: maternal Aunt and Uncle, Harley and Jay McKee and cousins Novaleigh Grace and Alivia Jane McKee of Mena, Ark; Uncle Austin S. Morrison and cousins Baylee Michelle & Lane Cooper Morrison of Heavener, OK; Great Grandparents, Sarah and Kenny Bryant of Talihina, OK and Great Aunt and Uncle Teri and Robert Waldrep of Fort Smith AR.; 2nd cousins Sarah and husband Jeremy Marquotte of Bella Vista, Ark., Matthew Yates and Joshua Waldrep of Fort Smith, Ark.; Great Uncle and Aunt, Aaron and Tracy Bryant and 2nd cousins Isaac, Noah and Samuel all of Talihina, OK.; Great Grandparents Jim and Donna Shoemake of Mena, Ark.; Great Aunt and Uncle, Sicley and William Sidoran of Newport, NC; 2nd cousins Ryan and Kate Earnheart of Fayetteville, NC and Daniel and Maddison Sidoran and third cousin Aniston Rose Sidoran of Hubert, NC; Great Uncle Douglas Gilbert of Broken Bow, OK; (Extra Family members include Gerald McCullah and wife Lavern of Poteau, OK; Irene McCullah of Howe, OK.; Kathy Christian, Mike McCullah and Mikala McCullah all of Poteau, OK. There are many additional extended family members who loved her as well.)

A memorial service for Heaven will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 23, 2021, at the Beasley Wood Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas with Brother Mark Lyle officiating.

To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified." Isaiah 61:3 KJV

GG loves you baby girl. (Sarah Bryant)

If you want to see Heaven, just look up. (Grandpa Buck)
 

 

7-21-21 12:57 p.m. KAWX.ORG

 

Oscar PiƱon-Garcia Obituary

Oscar Piñon-Garcia, age 41, of Wickes, Arkansas died on Sunday, July 18, 2021, at his home. He was born on Monday, September 3, 1979 to Oscar Piñon Hernandez and Noelia Garcia Fermin in Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico.

Oscar was a very hard worker and took pride in his labor. He was an employee of Insulation Works in Wickes for many years. Oscar enjoyed watching his favorite soccer team, Pumas of the National Mexican League. His children and family were most important to him in his life. Oscar 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.

Oscar is survived by his mother, Noelia Garcia Fermin of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico; one son, Eric Piñon of Mena; one daughter, Nayeli Piñon of Mena; two brothers, Erik Piñon Garcia of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, and Elvis Piñon Garcia of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico; one sister, Miriam Garcia Pinon of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

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

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7-20-21 11:34 a.m. KAWX.ORG

Jeri Naudell Brock Obituary

Jeri Naudell Brock, aged 81, was welcomed to Heaven on July 14, 2021. We are grateful for her life and wish to share some of her accomplishments with you.

Jeri was a Kindergarten teacher, Evaluation Specialist, and the Director of a private school for children with learning disabilities before moving to Mena. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Education and Master's Degree in Speech Pathology at Tulsa University. While living in Mena, Jeri was a Resource teacher at Mena Middle School. She earned her Master's Degree in Community Counseling and started the Elementary Counseling program in the Mena School District. She also helped organize the Gifted and Talented Program and taught the first GT class at Holly Harshman Elementary School. Jeri earned an Arkansas Educational Examiner’s Certification and School Psychology Specialist Certification and assessed children needing special education services.

After leaving the Mena School District and beginning her private practice, Jeri provided Speech Therapy services at Jumpstart, the Mena School District, and several Geriatric programs. Jeri started the Early Childhood Program at the DeQueen Mena Cooperative and served several counties. When licensed as a Professional Counselor, Jeri provided play therapy for children and mental health counseling for adults in Polk County. She was also the Speech Therapist for the DeQueen Mena Educational Cooperative Early Childhood Program and served children in Polk County. Jeri was a life-long advocate for the emotional, physical and mental well-being of children. Her love was powerful and real. If you called her Mrs. B, you knew that she was in your corner. She still is.

Jeri was surrounded by family in her last hours. Her husband Robert, daughter Meri, grandson Collin, and his wife Brandi miss her terribly.

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

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

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7-19-21 10:44 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

Roy Lynn Vail Obituary

Roy Vail was born the morning of December 13, 1937, in a home on Pearl Street in Columbus, Indiana, to the late Marianna Vail and the late Richard Carlos Vail. While he was an infant, the family moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, and when he was in the sixth grade they moved to Richmond, Indiana, where he graduated from Richmond Senior High School in 1956. While in high school he developed an interest in cactus plants. He spent one summer working at the Desert Botanical Garden in Papago Park, between Phoenix and Tempe, Arizona. He wrote many hobbyist articles on cacti. He entered Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, and graduated in 1960 with a major in Biology and a minor in Education. While in Earlham College, he took part in a six-month foreign study in Mexico, led by the chairman of the Earlham College Biology Department. Roy wrote many articles about his own exploring for cacti in Mexico, one of which extended the range of a species several hundred miles.
 
He then went to graduate school at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico, where he met his first wife, Barbara Ellen Tack. They were married and moved to Norman, Oklahoma, where he was a graduate student in the University of Oklahoma Botany Department for one year. He then started in a biology teaching position at Las Cruces High School, in Las Cruces, New Mexico, where he taught from 1962 to 1990. His leadership changed the structure of the Science program in Las Cruces High School. For several years he led student groups to study intertidal marine biology in the Puerto Penasco, Mexico area of the northern Gulf of California. Some of his marine biology photos were in a book published by the University of Arizona. He also took Science Club members to Carlsbad Caverns, The Scripps Institute in La Jolla, California, and to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
 
In 1967 he completed a Master of Arts in Teaching at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. In 1984 he was awarded the Outstanding Biology Teacher of the Year award for the state of New Mexico by the National Association of Biology Teachers. By then his interest had changed to staghorn ferns. In 1984 he self-published his first book, Platycerium Hobbyist’s Handbook, about staghorn ferns. It became the standard hobbyist’s reference on them for over 25 years. He has given staghorn fern lectures in Florida, California, Texas, New Orleans, and in Spanish at San Marcos National University in Lima, Peru.
 
After retirement and divorce he moved to near Wickes, Arkansas, and later to Mena where, in Ouachita Little Theatre, he met Mary Borsodi. They were married April 4, 1992. They made donations which helped develop, The Oaks Assisted Living Center, The Mena Polk County Senior Center, plus they bought and donated the land to The City of Mena for the parking lot next to Ouachita Little Theatre. Mary Borsodi Vail passed away October 4, 2012.
 
He became interested in Mena history. In 1994 he published his second book, Mena and the Queen Wilhelmina a Brief History, which he updated until after the 2009 tornado.
 
In 1995, Roy Vail revived the Polk County Possum Club (PCPC), which was originally started in 1913. For several years he hosted an October PCPC Banquet, which included a variety show and dinner. For many years he was the only living President of the Polk County Possum Club.
 
Roy Vail was an active member of Ouachita Little Theatre. He directed and was in many plays. He did a series of variety shows called “Saturday Night at The Lyric.” He was an OLT Lifetime Member. In 2019 he became only the fifth person to receive the Leda Award, which is named for Leda Benson, the founder of OLT.
 
For fourteen years Roy Vail did “The Traditional Jazz Show” on the Rich Mountain Community College FM radio station. He turned in more produced hours of television video to the RMCC TV station than all the other citizens of Mena combined.
 
In 1996 he began an effort to save the tropical dry forest habitat of the only staghorn fern found in the Americas. It is also the largest fern in the Americas. The city of Tarapoto, San Martin, Peru presented him the “Honor al Merito, Visitante Distinguido” award, May 13, 1997. On July 8, 2001, “El Quinillal,” a 50 square mile preserve, was dedicated due to the efforts he began. It is the only preserve in the world created to save the habitat of a fern. Inspired by El Quinillal, a group formed in the fairly nearby small town of Pucacaca, San Martin, Peru. After a period of work, dedication, and threats, they became the first organization in history to be given a forest to protect by the federal government of Peru. Roy Vail sponsored a catwalk up in the canopy of their forest. In 2014, they had an artist make a slightly larger-than-life gold colored statue of Roy Vail, with one human leg and the other leg that of a deer. This meant they considered him to be a Chullachiqui (Chew-ya-CHA-key), a spirit who lives in their forest to protect it.
 
The First Presbyterian Church of Mena three times sent Roy Vail to rural Honduras to work with Solar Under the Sun. He originated and sponsored nearly all of the fifty-five-panel solar system on the roof of their church. He sang in their choir over twenty-five years.
 
Roy Vail is survived by four children, Dr. Neal Kent Vail of San Antonia Texas, Leah Vail Compton of Gainesville, Florida; Ross Todd Vail of Friendswood, Texas; Troy Evan Vail of La Habra, California; three grandchildren, and his sister, Carol Vail Garner of Rudy, Arkansas.
 
Visitation will be 12:00 and Memorial Service, Thursday, 1:00 at First Presbyterian in Mena. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian.
 
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7-14-21 6:27 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

Curtis Milburn McCulley Obituary

Mr. Curtis Milburn McCulley, also known as Nub, passed away at his home on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at the age of 81. He was born on February 23, 1940, in Mena, Arkansas, to Lonnie McCulley and Lessie (Hamilton) McCulley.

Milburn was united in marriage to Patricia McCulley on July 8th, 1990. He loved to hunt and fish and be outdoors. He liked to talk about how he traveled the United States and Canada. He particularly loved Alaska. Milburn served our country in the United States Army and was stationed in Hawaii. He worked at Cimeron in Hatfield, and then went to work for Lewis Lumber in Cove. He enjoyed getting together with his classmates of Hatfield High School. He also had many friends he loved to visit and talk with. Milburn was a kind man with a big heart. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia McCulley; daughter, Shelly McCulley-Miner and husband Brandon of Mena; stepdaughter, Sarina Floyd of Mena; stepson, Mike Floyd and wife Heather of Mena; grandson, Austin McCulley and fiancé Kayla Thomas; granddaughter, Destiny Floyd; great-grandchildren, Seattle McCulley, Reese Floyd, and Titan Green; and ex-wife, Freda McCullah. Milburn was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, James McCulley.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm Friday, July 17, 2021, at the Beasley Wood Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Troy Denton officiating.

Online obituary and guestbook at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

7-14-21 6:20 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

Beckie Kent Duer Obituary

Beckie Kent Duer, a Tyler native and graduate of the 1970 class of Robert E Lee High School, died unexpectedly in her home in Mena, Arkansas on July 2, 2021.

She is survived by her loving husband Bill, her sister Carolyn Hugley of Tyler, her niece Jennifer and husband Chuck Cleboski of Montgomery, TX, 19 first cousins, and her dear friend Debbie Davenport Hartung of Tyler. She was preceded in death by her father William E. “Bill” Kent (1916-1984) and mother Doris Ruffner Kent (1921-2017).

Lucy Rebecca Kent was born on February 20, 1952. She was an avid tennis player in high school and studied piano for twelve years graduating from SFA in 1975 with a degree in music. Beckie learned to play the guitar and loved all music from country to classical. She finished her career working in the accounting department of MBCI in Houston. Two of her favorite experiences were working on the paddle steamer "Delta Queen" in the mid-1970s and at the YMCA Camp of the Rockies. Beckie attended Marvin United Methodist Church until she moved to Houston in the early 1980s. After she and Bill married in 1986, they lived in Splendora, Texas. In 2002 they moved to Mena, Arkansas where they enjoyed their life in the country. One of her favorite pastimes was collecting crystals on her walks with their dogs. She was very involved with the Christ Episcopal Church in Mena and was currently on a committee planning her Covid delayed 50-year high school class reunion to be held in September of this year. Beckie and Bill both participated in triathlons for a while and finished many marathons including Houston, Boston, Pike's Peak, and New York. They both placed in the top ten amateur categories for their age groups in Houston in the 1990s and were still participating in local races.
Though Beckie had dealt with Addison’s disease and essential thrombocythemia for over 25 years, her enthusiasm for life never waned. She will be dearly missed by her many friends and relatives.

A memorial service will be held in Mena and one in Tyler later this month with the dates to be announced. Cremation services are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.

Online guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

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7-12-21 5:06 p.m. KAWX.ORG

Donald Lee Davis Obituary

Mr. Donald Lee Davis passed away, at the age of 67, at the Murfreesboro Nursing Home in Murfreesboro, Arkansas on July 11, 2021.

He was born October 5, 1953, in Mena, Arkansas to the late Felix Jefferson Davis and the late Angelina Birdie Stipe Davis. His life began when he was catching chickens, he then went to work at U.S. Motors. After that, he worked for around 40 years for the Polk County Farmers until he retired. During this time, he spent over 40 years drumming for the Talimena Drive Band playing music throughout Arkansas. He loved his family, and enjoyed hunting and fishing, and doing both with his wife and grandchildren. He really loved his Aunt Othea and Uncle Loyd and their children. He thought the world of his nieces and nephews. Donald always looked forward to coming home from work to a good fresh meal and his wife waiting for him.

Donald is survived by his wife of 49 years, Barbara Mae Dees Davis; daughter, Lori Jean Davis Rose; son-in-law, Michael Rhodes; grandsons, Brandon Wade Rhodes, and Nathan Rhodes and wife Maci; granddaughters, April Marie Rose, and Lydia Rhodes; great-grandson, Oliver Rhodes; and one sister, Patsy Davis Westbrook. Gene Lance is the last surviving member of his band.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Dona Mae Davis Rhodes in August of 2018; brothers, Danny Ray Davis, and (Bud) Felix Jefferson Davis Jr.; two sisters, Wanda Jean Davis Tilley, and Angeline Monette Davis Meyer; band mates, Don Thompson the singer and guitar player, and Llyod Schoolfield the guitar lead.

A funeral service for Donald will be held 10:00 am, Saturday, July 17, 2021, at Beasley Wood Funeral Home Chapel in Mena. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Mena. Visitation is general.
 

 

7-12-21 5:01 p.m. KAWX.ORG

 

Duane Bowling Obituary

Mr. Duane Bowling, age 73, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away July 11, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family. The son of Lawson Bowling and Beatrice (Blackwell) Bowling, Duane was born on April 1, 1948, in Pratt, Kansas.

Duane served our country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a cowboy and rancher by profession and loved what he did. He worked on ranches all his life and lived by the Cowboy Creed. Meeting John Wayne at a bull sale was a highlight of his life. Duane was a loving husband and father and will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his wife of twenty seven years, Reba Bowling; son, Joseph Bowling and wife Laura of Mena; daughters, Sharon Maechler and husband Derek of Mena, and Charlotte Craig and husband Dale of Mena; grandchildren, Taylor Jones and husband Bobby, Kaitlyn Rowland and husband Kyle, Lauryn Maechler, Trent Vaught, Dillion Vaught, Addison Gibbs, Morgan Bowling, Avery Bowling, Cason Bowling, Colton Bowling, and Drake Dollar; great-grandchildren, Olen Ray Jones, Evie Laine Jones, and Ella Kate Rowland; brother, James Bowling and wife Amadene; niece, Jamie Williams and husband Pinkey; two great nieces; and very special friend, Kirk Sours and wife Denise of Kansas. Duane was preceded in death by his parents; and his son, David Anthony Sterner.

A graveside funeral service will be held 10:00am Thursday, July 15, 2021, at Cherry Hill Cemetery in Cherry Hill, Arkansas. Services are under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home.

Online obituary and guestbook at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

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John Edward Phillips Obituary

John Edward Phillips, age 24, of Mena, Arkansas died on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at his home. He was born on Wednesday, June 25, 1997 to Rikki Anne King in Mena, Arkansas.

John was a 2016 graduate of Mena High School. In his short life, John learned a lot about the importance of giving which is why his greatest aspiration was to one day serve our country. John possessed so many other qualities of a wonderful and caring person in a life cut too short. Johns’ family was the most important part of his life. He enjoyed playing chess and was on his way to being a Grand Master. John also liked to play video games and listen to classical, blue grass, and classic rock music. John was a loving son, grandson, and nephew and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Dr. Randall King.

John is survived by his mother, Rikki King of Mena, his maternal grandmother, Mark King of Mena; and one uncle, Jon King and wife, Pamela of Pineville, Arkansas and a host of other relatives and friends.

No services are planned at this time with cremation services are entrusted to the Bowser Funeral Home in Mena.

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7-11-21 9:17 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

Allen Eugene Stewart Obituary

Allen Eugene Stewart, age 79, of Board Camp, Arkansas died on Friday, July 9, 2021, at the Mena Regional Health System. He was born on Sunday, September 21, 1941 to Howard Nute Stewart and Bertha June Homan Stewart in Comanche, Oklahoma.

Allen was an extremely patient man and hard worker. He served honorably in the United States Navy for six years. Allen worked for US Motors as an industrial engineer for thirty-three years. Aside from work he lived rancher lifestyle, raising cattle, and hunting and fishing. He enjoyed Country Western music. Allen was a founding member of the Board Camp Fire Department as well as the President and State Board member of Farm Bureau for thirty years. He also was a member of the Soil Conservation Board and the National Beef Council. His family and grandchildren made him very happy and he loved them all very much. Allen was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather and uncle and he will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Rodney Emry and Jerry Emry Sr..

Allen is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Mary Stewart of Board Camp; one son and daughter in law, Glynn and Lesa Stewart of Board Camp; one daughter, June McMillan of Board Camp; three brothers and sisters in law, Dan and Carla Stewart of Healdton, Oklahoma, Dennis and Tammy Stewart of Healdton, Oklahoma, and Dale and Susie Stewart of Long Grove, Oklahoma; one sister, Virginia Kay White of Healdton, Oklahoma; five grandchildren, Nikel Provost of McKinney, Texas, Emily and Chad Roles of DeKalb, Texas, Buck Provost of Arlington, Texas, Jennifer and Clay Philpot of Mena, and Travis and Emily McMillan of Board Camp; eleven great grandchildren, Braxton Philpot, Hadley Philpot, Ryker Philpot, Madison Philpot, Lane Philpot, Finley Roles, Quentin Roles, Zander McMillan, Faly McMillan, Madison Soto, and Ashton Carr; nephew, Jerry Emry Jr and wife Manuela of Mena; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. at the Board Camp Baptist Church with Brother Dan Stewart officiating. Interment will follow in the Lower Big Fork Cemetery under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 13, 2021 from 6-8 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas.

In lieu of flowers memorial can be made to Board Camp Fire Department at 4154 Highway 8 East, Mena, Arkansas 71953 or dropped off at Union Bank.

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7-11-21 9:13 p.m. KAWX.ORG

Jerry Lee Price Obituary

Jerry Lee Price, age 62, of Mena, Arkansas died on Friday, July 9, 2021, in Potter. He was born on Saturday, January 31, 1959 to Homer and Lorene Elizabeth Goforth Price in Grass Valley, California.

Jerry had a great sense of humor and was a glass half full no matter the situation he was facing. He loved his family and his grandchildren. He also liked playing guitar and playing Bluegrass Music with Out of the Hills, his family Bluegrass Band. Jerry served in the National Guard for several years. He took great pride in creating Jerry Made Custom Furniture and donated the City of Mena a new Santa Chair for everyone to enjoy. Jerry enjoyed hunting and fishing and working in his garden. Jerry was a member of the Mena Church of God and longtime member of Revival Church in Searcy, AR. Jerry was a loving husband, father, brother, PawPaw, and uncle. He will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Lorene Price; his adoptive parents, Bill and Jane Hanners; his first wife, Lori Price; his brothers, Jack Price, James Price and Leon Price and his sisters, Ellie Elder, Annie Lee Buckingham and Teresa Hanners.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Yolanda Price of Mena, five daughters and sons in law, LeShonda and Derek Reed of Mena, Montana and Ben Sterner of Mena, Destiny and Paul Warner IV of Ward, Sabrina Cates of North Little Rock, Alexis and Dustin Choate of Jacksonville, three brothers, Johnny Price of Festus, Missouri, Kearney Price of Dardanelle, Arkansas and Steve Price of Washington, Missouri; three sisters, Barbara Smith of Ravenden, Arkansas, Polly Crutchfield of Wappapello, Missouri and Bethany Harris of Green Bay, Wisconsin; eight grandchildren, Tuck Sterner, Tiana Knight, Damian Reed, Annabel Sterner, Charlee Warner, Alistair Choate, Scarlett Sterner and Paul Warner V; his loving companion Pandora his German Sheppard; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. at the Mena Church of God with Brother Mark Lyle and Brother Danny Whitley officiating. Interment will follow in the Mount Gilead Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, July 12, 2021 from 6-8 P.M. at the Mena Church of God located 2771 Highway 88 East. Services are entrusted to the Bowser Funeral Home in Mena.

In lieu of flowers memorial can be made to the Grandchildren’s Scholarship Fund that is set up at the Union Bank of Mena.

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7-11-12 4:12 p.m. KAWX.ORG

 

Mark Lloyd Gerleve Obituary

Mark Lloyd Gerleve, otherwise known as Max Rushmore, went to be with his Heavenly Father and meet Noah on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

Mark was born to Herald F. Gerleve and Janice M. Gerleve on Sunday, March 6, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois where he grew up in the suburbs.

Mark was a world class artist as well as musician and was known for being loyal, honest, and loving. he was handy in many trades. Mark loved the Lord and spent most of his life studying the word. He strived for adventure and freedom and tried to make the world a smarter place.

Mark is survived by his wife, the love of his life and best friend of 51 years, Melanie; one brother; one sister; one daughter; and his little furry princess Maytag.

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

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7-8-21 12:57 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

Jimmy Wayne Yates Obituary

Jimmy Wayne Yates, age 66, of Mena, Arkansas died on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at the Mena Regional Health System in Mena, Arkansas. He was born on Tuesday, November 30, 1954 to Walter Isaac Yates Jr. and Bivian Dorene Frith Yates in Bastrop, Louisiana.

Jimmy loved the Lord and always put God first in his life. He received the greatest joy from attending the First Assembly of God Church in Mena, where he served as a deacon. Jimmy served proudly in the United States Army as a Motor Pool Sergeant. He was a welder for most of his life and did a lot of work in shipyards. He also did purchasing for his brother-in-love’s company, Dumas International. Jimmy was an energetic person who liked to tease his friends and family. He always tried to raise everyone's spirits and loved to spread the word of the Lord. Every day he would have breakfast with his wife, Sandra, after their morning devotional and later he would study his bible. He truly loved God with all his heart. Jimmy liked to listen to Gospel music and ride in his friend's airplane. He was a great husband and father who loved to play baseball with his kids in their youth. He enjoyed grilling and was known for his delicious ribeye steaks. Jimmy was a member of the National Rifle Association. Jimmy was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

Jimmy is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Sandra Lee Yates of Mena; three sons and daughters in loves, James and Erica Miller of Austin, Texas, Phillip Wayne Yates of Virginia, and Robert Yates and fiancé, Charisse Yates of San Diego, California; six daughters and sons in loves, Rachel Stevens of Houston, Texas, Jamie and Mark Munter of Clanton, Alabama, Tina and Donny Hayward of Nolanville, Texas, Kimberly and David Truelove Oglesby, Texas, Ambre and Gary Wilson of Bayou Vista, Louisiana, and Sage Hunsinger of McGreggor, Texas; two brothers and sister in law, Walter and Retha Yates of Bullard, Texas, and Johnny Yates of Tyler, Texas; one sister and brother in law, Toni and James Dumas of Patterson, Louisiana; nine grandchildren; three great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at the First Assembly of God in Mena. Visitation is general. Interment will be at the Fort Smith National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 11:00 A.M..

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to Warrior's for Christ International at 301 CR-3914, Bullard, TX 75757.

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7-8-21 12:52 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

Bland O'Neil Kelems Sr. Obituary

Bland O'Neil Kelems Sr., age 65, of Cove, Arkansas died on Monday, July 5, 2021 in Pleasant Hills, North Carolina. He was born on Tuesday, May 1, 1956 to Earnest Kelems and Betty Stephens Kelems in Monette, Arkansas.

Bland was married to the love of his life, Sandra. His family was the center of his world and becoming a grandfather was considered to be one of his greatest accomplishments in life. Throughout life Bland would tell others he dreamed of becoming a truck driver. He made that dream come true when he obtained his CDL and became an over the road truck driver for KLLM Trucking. Bland enjoyed music of all sorts but especially oldies, classic rock, and anything sung by Conway Twitty. In his free time Bland enjoyed playing vintage arcade style games and riding his Goldwing. Bland was a loving husband, son, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his father, Earnest Kelems; his mother, Betty Stephens Kelems; one brother, Dane Kelems; one sister, Carol Lynch; and one brother in law, Lalo Herrera.

Bland is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Sandra Kelems of Cove; three sons, Bland O’Neil Kelems Jr. of Cove, Tony Kelems and wife Linda Neer of Mena, and Steven Kelems and wife Brook of Mena; three daughters, Betty Miller and husband Junior of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Susan Kelems of Jonesboro, Arkansas, and Tiffanie Cannon and husband Micah of Mena; one sister, Mary Baker and husband Steve of Steamboat Springs, Colorado; two special brothers, Duane Isaacs of Cove and Chuck Burkett and wife Charity of Cove; ten grandchildren; two great grandchildren and another on the way; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, July 12, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas with brother Brian Cross officiating. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.

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In lieu of flowers please make any donations to Sandy Kelems at Union bank of Mena.

 

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7-8-21 9:10 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

Stan Alexander Obituary

Mr. Stan Alexander, age 67, of Wickes, Arkansas, passed away on July 5, 2021, at the Mena Regional Health System. The son of Ambrost Alexander and Birta Mae (Jewell) Alexander, Stan was born on January 12, 1954, in De Queen, Arkansas.

Stan was an outdoorsman; he loved hunting and camping. He enjoyed all sports and was an avid Razorback fan. He was known for making people laugh. Stan loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his wife of thirty-nine years, Terry Alexander; son, Waymon Alexander and wife Bridget of Wickes; daughter, Rebecca Alexander-Cains and husband Nick of Wickes; grandchildren, Story Alexander, River Alexander, Sterling Alexander, and Ian Anderson; brothers, Mike Alexander and wife Becky of Hatton, Steve Alexander and wife Carolyn of Vandervoort, and Shelby Alexander and wife Johnna Arlene of Vandervoort; sister, Judy Oliver and husband David of Gillham; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a niece, Darlene Oliver.

A graveside funeral service for Stan will be held 10:00 am Thursday, July 8, 2021, at Baker Cemetery in Wickes, Arkansas. Officiating the service will be Brother John Gilbert and Brother Kevin Jewell. Pallbearers are Terry Jewell, Waymon Alexander, Nick Cains, Donald Burk, Charlie Alexander, and Jesse Oliver. Honorary pallbearers are Steve Alexander, Shelby Alexander, Mike Alexander, Loyd Milham, David Oliver, and Allen Briggs.

General visitation will be held at the funeral home. The family will also receive visitors at the home.
 

 

7-7-21 2:06 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

Vivian Addie Oates Obituary

Vivian Addie Oates, age 100, of Hatfield, Arkansas, died Thursday, July 01, 2021, at the Greenhouse Cottages in Mena, Arkansas. She was born on Thursday, October 14, 1920 to William Champion Saxton and Mary Addie Brent Saxton in Tadmor, Texas.

Vivian loved her Savior, the Lord Jesus, with all her heart, and she loved God’s Word. Though she was a humble, gentle woman, Vivian was nonetheless a powerful prayer warrior, and only heaven knows what a wonderful and eternal impact all her many years of faithful praying have had on her family, her friends, and the world at large. She was a member of the Hatfield United Methodist Church where she served many years as a Sunday School teacher. Vivian loved her family dearly. She enjoyed working in her yard and gardening while providing for her family as a homemaker. Vivian was a member of the Lady Lionesses in Hatfield as well as the Eastern Star. Vivian was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, James Alvro Oates; three brothers; four sisters; and one grandson, Jeremy Rounkles.

Vivian is survived by her son, David Oates of Hatfield; two daughters and sons in law, Marian and Bennie Norwood of Hernando, Mississippi, and Ruth and Bob Radcliffe of San Marcos, Texas; six grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Six Mile Cemetery in Hatfield, Arkansas with Rev. Dan Williams officiating. Services are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515 or to St. Jude Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 in memory of Vivian Oates.

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7-6-21 5:34 p.m. KAWX.ORG

Daniel Joseph Baugh Obituary

Daniel Joseph Baugh, age 61, of Mena, Arkansas died on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 in CHI St. Vincent Hospital in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was born on Wednesday, May 25, 1960 to Payton Monroe Baugh and Bettye Oleta McGee in Burbank, California.

Daniel served proudly in the United States Marine Corps. He was a jeweler for thirty-one years and had a real talent for it. Daniel liked to make all sorts of jewelry, necklaces, belt buckles, and rings. He enjoyed spending time with his family and listening to Merle Haggard. Daniel was a loving brother, uncle and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Daniel is survived by two brothers and sister in law, Larry and Karen Baugh of Mena, and Donald Baugh of Mena; one sister, Pat Fish of Mena; several nephews and nieces and a host of other relatives and friends.

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

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7-2-21 11:46 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

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