Bonnie Yvonne Myers Goad, age 79, formerly of Hatfield, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2019 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Bonnie was born on October 11, 1939 in Arkansas to the late Russell Myers and the late Peggy Luttrell Myers. She was an avid artist and painter and enjoyed traveling. One of her proudest accomplishments was when she worked for Hughes Aerospace as a keypunch operator doing “top secret” entries. She was a loving and dedicated mother, grandmother, sister and friend.
She is survived by son: Allen Goad of New Mexico
Daughter: Renee Van Esso of California
Grandchildren: Tanya Goad of Missouri, Elizabeth Goad of Missouri, and Jaclyn Goad of Germany
Brother: Ronnie Myers of Mena
Host of other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Russell and Peggy Myers, sister Linda Claborn, and a brother Terry Myers.
Funeral service will be Monday, September 30, 2019 at Beasley-Wood Chapel at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hatfield under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
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9-27-19 1:59 p.m. KAWX.ORG
Thomas Wayne Creswell, age 70, a resident of Vandervoort, Arkansas passed away Monday, September 23, 2019 in his home surrounded by his beloved family.
Wayne was born February 1, 1949 in San Angelo, Texas to the late Tom Padgett Creswell and Ruth Marie Bryant. He attended Como-Pickton High School in Pickton, Texas. In his younger years he enjoyed being a rodeo bullrider. His chosen profession was truck driving and a dozer operator.
Wayne married the love of his life, Mona Walton Creswell on December 27, 1990. He was a one of a kind man and never met a stranger. He enjoyed spending time visiting with his family and friends, going fishing, working in his shop, hunting, and sitting on his porch enjoying the view.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; infant twin sons, and his sister, Geraldine (Jerry) Trevino.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas Wayne Jr and April Creswell of Cedartown, Georgia and Kevin and Janine Creswell of Adamsville, Texas; a daughter, Tabitha Creswell of Cameron, Missouri; two stepsons and daughters-in-law, Yancey and Michelle Edmunds of Osage, Oklahoma, and Jason and Meredith Guess of Euless, Texas; a stepdaughter and son-in-law, Randi and Bram Chappell of Boerne, Texas; 17 grandchildren, Bailey and wife Lindsay Chappell, Dusty and husband Jacob Dinger, Cheyenne Edmunds, Hunter and husband Ryan Robbins, Skila Dyson, Jasmine Ruckman, Yancey Edmunds II, Shala Creswell, Connor Chappell, Justin Creswell, Hayden Chappell, Cameron Sharpe, Ethan Sharpe, Paisley Creswell, Saylor Creswell, Jordy Guess and Kyle Guess; six great grandchildren; many dear friends and family members.
Graveside funeral services will be held at a later date in Mt Vernon, Texas.
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 26 at Beasley-Wood Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
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9-24-19 3:21 p.m. KAWX.ORG
John Steven Cates age 58 of Nashville, Arkansas passed away Monday, September 23, 2019 in Ashdown.
John was born on December 10, 1960 in Texarkana, Texas to the late Gordon Cates and the late Marcell Van de Weghe Cates. He enjoyed watching sports and was an avid Nashville Scrapper fan. He was a loving brother.
He is survived by brother: Larry Gene Cates and wife Elizabeth.
He was preceded in death by his parents Gordon Cates and Marcell Carson.
Graveside service will be Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cates Family Cemetery in Shady, Arkansas. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
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9-24-19 11:07 a.m. KAWX.ORG
Jeffery Alan Tedder age 59, of Acorn, Arkansas passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Jeff was born on April 30, 1960 in Murfreesboro, Arkansas to the late Bobby Jack Tedder and the late Erma Faye Mack Tedder. He worked in the logging business for many years. Jeff enjoyed traveling around the country. He liked to farm and spend time with his adored grandchildren. He was a loving father, grandfather, step-son, brother, and friend to all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of almost forty years: Diane Tedder of Acorn, Arkansas
Sons Greg Tedder and wife Jerusha of Acorn, Arkansas and Chris Tedder and wife Tawaynea of Acorn, Arkansas
Daughter: Pamela Brown of Colorado Springs, Colorado
Grandchildren: Donevin, Kaylee, Isaac, Sarah, Bella, Christian, Olivia and Amelia
Step-father: Gene Lance of Cabot, Arkansas
Brothers: Bobby Ray Tedder and wife Rosie of Acorn, Arkansas and Joe Tedder and wife Gale of Madisonville, Texas
Step-sister: Jeannine Higgs of Yorktown, Texas
Step-brother: Tony Lance of Cabot, Arkansas
and a large and loving family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bobby Jack and Erma Tedder and sister, Sherry McNeill.
Funeral service will be Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at The Crossing Church with Brother Joey Pittman, Brother Bill Dunahoo, and Brother Victor Rowell officiating. Interment will follow in the Owens Chapel Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Tedder, Joel Tedder, Dusty Tedder, Cameron Wagner, Ricky Sirmon and Gene Whisenhunt. Family and friends visitation will be Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley-Wood Chapel.
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9-23-19 4:58 p.m. KAWX.ORG
Robert "Bob" Francis Varley
April 4, 1950 - September 18, 2019
Robert "Bob" Varley, was born in 1950 in New Orleans, Louisiana, son of Robert Francis Varley, Sr. and Xelma Mullinax Varley, both veterans of WW II.
He attended St. Agnes Elementary School in Jefferson Parish and Jesuit High School in New Orleans, where he was on the gymnastics and diving team. He was also a boy scout, a paper boy for the New Orleans States Item, and a licensed pilot, and member of the Civil Air Patrol.
He graduated from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana with a B.S. in engineering, After college, he went into business with his father in the oil service industry with R.F. Varley Company, Inc. Bob became one of the highly sought-after directional drillers, working many years on the rigs in the Gulf of Mexico offshore oil industry as well as in Texas, the Dakotas, Canada and Venezuela.
He later moved to Minnesota where he met Kirsty Erickson. They became life partners and shared many adventures. In 2006 they boated down the Mississippi River from Minnesota to Arkansas to take up residence on a hilltop farm in Hatfield. They traveled throughout Arkansas and treasured their time in Hatfield, gardening, raising chickens, bee keeping, visiting neighbors and working with good friends in the Potter Volunteer Fire Department.
He was an ingenious mechanic, carpenter/builder and all around problem-solver, a lover of dogs, cats and all animals -- and a great storyteller.
Bob will be missed by his brothers, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.
A memorial gathering is being planned for his friends in Mena. Timing and location will be announced on the Bowser Funeral Home website.
9-23-19 12:49 p.m. KAWX.ORG
Mr. Cletus Lee Baxter, age 91, of Poteau, Oklahoma, passed away Saturday, September 21, 2019 in Poteau.
He was born October 04, 1927 in Watson Oklahoma. Mr. Baxter was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home. Services with the family are pending and will be announced a later time.
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9-22-19 5:07 p.m. KAWX.ORG
Jerrel Dale “Sonny” Ralls was born in Wayne, Oklahoma on December 5th 1936 and would be raised in Nunley Arkansas on a one-hundred and seventy acre plot. His birth marked the fourth addition to the family of Vess and Pauline Ralls. His teenage adventures would lead him to the West Coast where he would eventually marry, settle in California’s fertile San Joaquin Valley and raise two beautiful girls.
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of a Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, and friend to anyone in need. In the early morning hours of September 17th, 2019 dad suffered a catastrophic cerebral hemorrhage and passed peacefully, at the age of 82, in the city of Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Dad had a tremendous work ethic, cherished family time, and enjoyed the serenity of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Whenever possible, he enjoyed a weekend getaway, spending time with close friends and loved ones, on the Carson Valley River. The cool waters of the river, teeming with life in the form of an abundance of rainbow trout, cold brews, and evenings filled with storytelling, humor, and card games, were more than a welcome relief from the demands of everyday life.
Dad loved to travel and traveling with him meant that there would be a casino stop, or more precisely, many casino stops, throughout the course of a multi-day trip. He also enjoyed horse racing and his grand-children found a welcome benefit, as they accompanied him on his annual pilgrimage to the California State Fair, where they would enjoy the waterslides, carnival rides, and deep-fried treats.
In early 2019, after spending sixty-five years in California, and twenty-two years apart from our mother, dad embarked on a homecoming to Mena Arkansas and to his estranged wife. In her company he found a mutual joy, and in the town of Mena, he found a welcoming people. My only wish is that they could have spent more time together.
Dad’s passing leaves a deep void within the family. He was a compassionate and welcoming man, that touched the hearts of everyone that knew him. We will forever miss his candid visits and humorous conversations.
Sonny is survived by his wife of sixty-five years, Evaughn Ralls. His daughters: Belinda Menezes and husband George, and Terri Aguirre and husband John. His sister: Loretta Isom of Mena Arkansas. His brother-in-laws Elmer Simpson and James Gortemiller. His sister-in-law Jennie Ralls. His grandchildren, listed in descending order of age: Travis Menezes, Jozsef Nemeth, Jeremy Nemeth and partner Jillian, Chad Menezes and finance Mireya Lopez, and Guy Menezes. As well as his two great grandchildren Jonathan and Jaylynn Nemeth as well as numerous nephews, nieces, and friends.
Sonny was preceded in death by his parents: Vess and Pauline Ralls. His brothers James and Wayman Ralls. His sister Sandy Batoon and his grandson Jonathan Dale “JD” Nemeth.
He has come full circle and will be laid to rest on Monday, September, 23rd 2019 at 2:00 p.m.at Nunley Cemetery, a short jog from his boyhood home, near Nunley Arkansas. Services are under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Pallbearers will be George Menezes, Travis Menezes, Chad Menezes, Jerry Ralls, Robert Standridge, James Simpson, and Roger Simpson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Guy Menezes and Ronald Standridge.
Family and friends visitation will be Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Beasley Wood Funeral Home at 5:00-7:00 p.m.
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9-20-19 2:35 p.m. KAWX.ORG
Greg Allen Cunningham age 59 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, September 13, 2019 in Hatfield.
Greg was born on February 10, 1960 to the late Grover Lee Cunningham and the late Junita Miller Cunningham. He was married to Wilma Cunningham and was a truck driver by profession. Greg proudly served his country in the United States Army.
He is survived by wife: Wilma Cunningham
Son: Allen Bayless and wife Rachel of Hulbert, Oklahoma
Grandchildren: Jase Wyatt Bayless, and Adeline Mae Bayless
Brothers: Larry Cunningham of Spring, Texas, Bill Cunningham of Smithville, Oklahoma, and Roger Cunningham of Cod, Ohio
Sisters: Nita Davis of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Gail Cunningham of Hawaii, Shirley Cogburn of Bethel, Oklahoma, and Kay Johnson of Smithville, Oklahoma.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover and Juanita Cunningham, daughter Shawna Cunningham, brothers Chester Cunningham and Gary Cunningham and sisters Joyce Ross, Stella Bowen and Pam Kirby.
Graveside service will be Monday, September 23, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Owens Chapel Cemetery in Acorn, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
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9-19-19 10:24 a.m. KAWX.ORG
Addie Doice Hedge
February 15, 1925 - September 12, 2019
Addie Doice Kuykendall Hedge was born February 15, 1925, in Wickes, Arkansas, to Permelia Adeline Seigler Kuykendall and John Frank Kuykendall. She married William Thomas Hedge on February 1, 1943, shortly before he was to go to Europe as a member of the Army Air Corps. She always said he was the love of her life, and they were married for sixty-seven years.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, and two sons, William Robert Hedge and James Dennis Hedge. Her surviving children are Sharon Nettles of Wickes; Marilyn Blair of Wickes; John Larry Hedge and wife, Paige of Wickes; Patricia Jean Goethals and husband, David of Bonney Lake, Washington; Karen Lee Robbins and husband Mark of Old Potter; and daughters-in-law Deborah Hedge of Wickes and Marsha Ann Hedge of Lincoln.
Addie had fifteen grandchildren, twenty-eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was a woman of faith who read her Bible every day. She was a devoted wife and a dedicated mother who loved cooking for her family and friends, and enjoyed raising a large organic garden and tending her flowers. An accomplished painter and watercolorist who had studied with Monta Philpot, she taught art for a number of years.
Addie also served her community. She and her husband donated countless hours to the Wickes-Daniel Cemetery, which she served as secretary for thirty years.
Graveside services will be held at Wickes-Daniel Cemetery, Wickes, Arkansas, on September 13 at 10:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Wickes Daniel Cemetery, P.O. Box 123, Wickes, Arkansas 71973.
9-13-19 2:27 p.m. KAWX.ORG
Kathy Janette Wiles, age 60, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday, September 9, 2019 in Mena.
Kathy was born on November 23, 1958 in Blytheville, Arkansas to Carl Eckles and Dorathy Davis Eckles. She was married to the late Wesley Wiles. She was a loving and faithful homemaker. She enjoyed playing around with Google play store to pass time. Kathy was a loving dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her. She will be dearly missed.
She is survived by sons: James Ellworth and wife Krystle of Mena, Arkansas
Daughter: Penny Gainey of New Boston, Texas
Grandchildren: Angel, Cody and Jade
Sister: Carla Hiedger of Boulder Springs, Colorado
Special friends: Marion Davis and Jimmy Davis.
She was preceded in death by husband Wesley Wiles, and sisters.
Graveside service will be Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Friendship Cemetery in Amity, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
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9-12-19 2:21 p.m. KAWX.ORG
Debra K. Cannon age 62 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday, September 9, 2019 in Mena.
Debra was born on January 13, 1957 in Dumas, Arkansas to the late Ottis Levi Ouzts, Jr. and JoAnn Wood Ouzts. She was married to Darrin Cannon. Debra was a dedicated and loving caregiver and homemaker. She loved to be outdoors enjoying nature, hiking and floating the river. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, niece and friend to all who knew her.
She is survived by husband: Darrin Ray Cannon of Cherry Hill, Arkansas
Sons: Jack Ray Cannon of Cherry Hill, Arkansas and Darrin Dwayne Cannon of Cherry Hill, Arkansas
Grandchild: Layton Cannon of Mena, Arkansas
Mother: Jo Ann Ouzts of Gould, Arkansas
Sister: Tammy Lynn Owen of Eagle River, Alaska
Nieces: Kristian Owen and Courtney Owen
Aunt: Dotty Fox of Hot Springs, Arkansas
Uncle: LeRoy Wood of Jacksonville, Arkansas
She was preceded in death by her father, Ottis Levi Ouzts and a son Jessie Landon Yarbo.
Graveside will be Friday, September 13, 2019, 1:00 p.m. at Rock Springs Cemetery in Acorn with Brother Lynn Giles officiating under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
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9-10-19 7:57 p.m. KAWX.ORG
James "Jake" W. Ralls
September 23, 1928 - September 8, 2019
James W. "Jake" Ralls, 90, of Mena is now fishing in his Creator's private pond by personal invitation. Jake was born on September 23, 1928 to Oscar J. and Estelle Golden Ralls in Athens, Arkansas.
Jake enlisted in the United States Army and served during the Korean War and spent most of his tour of duty in Japan. He married in 1958 to Myrna Loy Jones and worked as a carpenter in the Mena area for J.W. Crawford Construction Company. He was an over 50-year member of the Buffalo Gap #484 Masonic Lodge and a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Mena Lodge 781. Jake took great delight in spending time with his family, all of whom he loved very much. He excelled at gardening, small engine repair, fishing, playing snooker, and really enjoyed hunting. Jake was of the Church of Christ faith.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Myrna Ralls; and one sister, Odessa Risner.
Jake is survived by one son, Stacey James Ralls of Guy, Arkansas; one daughter, Fina Carole Ralls of Mena; one granddaughter, Megan Marie Ralls of Guy, Arkansas; three nephews, two nieces, and a host of extended family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the National Elks Foundation at www.elks.org.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2019, at 1:00 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas followed by a brief graveside service at Athens Cemetery in Athens, Arkansas. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, from 6-8:00 P.M. at Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.
Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.
9-9-19 4:51 p.m. KAWX.ORG
Arlene Joann Lee age 75 of Benton, Arkansas passed away Monday, September 02, 2019 in Benton.
She was born on October 17, 1943 in San Pedro, California to the late William Baxter and the late Blanche Fryer Baxter. She was happily married to George Lee for 54 years. Arlene had a servant’s heart helping and making others happy. She and husband George were active members of the Northside Church of Christ, even hosting South Dakota during camp. In her spare time, she enjoyed building dollhouses with her husband. She was very talented in knitting, needlework, cross-stitch dress making, Arlene was extremely talented with her hands. She was a great correspondent by keeping in touch with people they met on their travels. Above all God and her family were very important to her. Arlene was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her. She will be dearly missed by all.
She is survived by husband of 54 years: George Lee of Benton, Arkansas
Daughter: Mitzi Ann Wright and husband Richard of Globe, Arizona
Sister: Blance Wall and husband Lester of Washington
Brother: Robert Baxter of Hespena, California
Host of family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Blanche Baxter, son James R. Lee, and brother Samuel Baxter.
Graveside service will be Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove, Arkansas under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
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9-9-19 3:28 p.m. KAWX.ORG
Bradley Neil Thornton age 46 of Cove, Arkansas passed away September 4, 2019 in Midland, Texas.
He was born on January 01, 1973 in Murfreesboro, Arkansas to Clayton Woodrow Thornton and Barbara Ruth (Harlan)Thornton. He worked as a welding inspector. He was a loving son, brother, boyfriend, uncle and friend to all who knew him.
He is survived by mother: Barbara Ruth Thornton of Cove, Arkansas
Brothers: Billy Wayne Thornton of Cove, Arkansas, Daniel Jay “Pete” Thornton and wife Virgeina of Cove, Arkansas, and Jimmie Darren Thornton of Cove, Arkansas
Sisters: Connie Pate and husband Ted of Langley, Arkansas, Renita Sharp and husband Lance of Dierks, Arkansas, and Kathy Hill and husband LaDale of Hot Springs, Arkansas
Girlfriend: Heidi Baille
Many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by father Woodrow Thornton.
He was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
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9-9-19 11:40 a.m. KAWX.ORG
Eileen Barrett-Tuttle, age 50 passed away peacefully on Friday, September 6, 2019 at CHI St. Vincent Hospital in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Eileen was born, February 5, 1969 in Mena, Arkansas to Elton Doyle “Doc” Barrett and Shirley Milam-Scott. She was a graduate of Van-Cove High School Class of 1987 and went on to receive a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Arkansas. She then taught at Lockesburg High School for 10 years. After leaving her teaching career, she traveled all over the United States and world, working various jobs. Eileen truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures, being with friends and family and spending time with her grandchildren. Eileen had an uncanny ability to reach people in a deep and positive way.
She is survived by mother: Shirley Milam Scott of Vandervoort, Arkansas
Daughters: Shelby Albright and husband Christopher of Ashdown, Arkansas and Emily Moore and husband Cole of Nashville, Arkansas
Grandchilldren: Avery and Holland Albright of Ashdown, Arkansas and Treston and Eli Moore of Nashville, Arkansas
Brothers: Bill and Sandy Barrett and Dwight and Darla Barrett
Sisters: Peggy and Jim Sherrouse and Gale Kuykendall
Sisters in Spirit: Frances Jewell, Shannon Young and Leona Scott.
She was preceded in death by her father “Doc” Barrett, step-father Jerry Scott, and nephew Billy Barrett.
Graveside services will be Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Witherspoon Cemetery with Brother Don Youngblood officiating under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Jimmy Smith, Timmy Scott, Leon Gibbons, Brian James, Rodney Winger, Keith Jewell and Derek Sunderman.
Visitation will be Monday, September 9, 2019 from 6-8 at Beasley-Wood Funeral Home Chapel.
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9-7-19 2:32 p.m. KAWX.ORG
James Louis Abbess, Jr. age 67 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2019 in Little Rock.
James was born on June 4, 1952 in Hallettsville, Texas to the late James Louise Abbess and the late Alice Ruth Nichols. He served his country in the United States Air Force. James enjoyed working at U.S. Motors. He also liked listening to music and was a “Ford” guy. He was a loving brother, uncle and friend to all who knew him.
He is survived by a brother: Buddy Barron of Muse, Oklahoma
Sister: Janice Barron Wright of Muse, Oklahoma
Nephews: Wes Wright of Mena, Arkansas and Jason Wright of Watauga, Texas.
He was preceded in death by parents, and brother Gaylord Barron.
Mr. Abbess was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com
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9-5-19 11:20 a.m. KAWX.ORG
Mark Alan Hall, 55 of Fort Smith passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2019 in a local hospital.
He was formerly of Mena and Ozark having graduated from Ozark High School then Dallas Institute Gupton Jones College of Mortuary Science. He was the former owner of Hall Funeral Home in Mena and was a Department Manager at Home Depot in Fort Smith. He was a member of Grace Bible Church in Mena for over eighteen years.
He is survived by his wife Cassie of the home; his daughter Becky Mikita of Ellicott, Colorado; his son Anthony Hall of Gravette, Arkansas; his parents Bruce and Phyllis Hall of Mena; one sister Tracy Goddard of West Hartford, Connecticut; two brothers Dennis Hall of Winslow and Scott Hall of Ozark; three grandchildren Wyatt and Morgan Mikita and Arnold Hall.
Funeral services will be 1PM, Friday, September 6, 2019 at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren with cremation to follow under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.
Family will visit with relatives and friends Thursday, September 5, 2019 from 6-8 PM at Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren, 700 Jefferson Street.
9-4-19 12:58 p.m. KAWX.ORG
Shanna Hansbrough Bissell, 46, passed away Saturday August 31,2019 in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Shanna was born July 21, 1973 in Mena, Arkansas to her parents Danny and Beverly Hansbrough.
Shanna was a loving daughter, mother, sister, granddaughter, niece, and cousin and was loved dearly by all who knew her.
Shanna loved her flowers and her horses, she loved her parents, daughters, and family dearly.
She is survived by Grandmother: Anna Faye Miner of Acorn, Arkansas
Parents: Danny and Beverly Hansbrough of Ink, Arkansas
Daughters: Victoria Tackett of Mena, Arkansas and Brice Maxwell of Fort Smith, Arkansas
Sister: Dana D. Egger of Mena, Arkansas
Nephews: Lane and Ty Keene
Many many aunts, uncles, cousins, and a dear special friend, Sean Horn.
Shanna was preceded in death by Loyd A. Hansbrough, Clarice (Katie) Hansbrough Holland, and Jimmy Lee Miner.
Graveside services will be Friday, September 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Concord Cemetery with Brother Mark Lyle officiating under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Visitation will be Thursday, September 5, 2019 from 6-8 at Beasley-Wood Chapel.
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9-3-19 3:10 p.m. KAWX.ORG
Pamela S. Stout age 75 formerly of Mena passed away August 24, 2019 in California.
She is survived by husband: James Stout
Children: Fred and Kimberly
Five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 04, 2019 at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Mena, Arkansas.
Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com
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9-3-19 10:56 a.m. KAWX.ORG
Mary "Fran" Frances Thweatt
February 8, 1935 - August 31, 2019
Mary Frances Thweatt, age 84, of Mena, died Saturday, August 31, 2019 at CHI St. Vincent Hospital in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was born on Friday, February 8, 1935 to Ira and Ludie Bell Davis Coffman in Hopper, Arkansas.
Fran was a Christian woman who lived her life by the Golden Rule. She spent her life raising her family and was a wonderful caring mother to all of them. Fran spent 51 years married to the love of her life, Bobby, who passed away in 2010 and she never stopped missing him. She met Elvis before his rise to fame, and she adored his music. Fran was a talented gardener and nothing gave her more joy than flowers and working in her yard. She was very skilled at crocheting and her doilies were well known to people around her. She was so proud of all her kids and grandkids and loved them with all her heart. Fran was a loving mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bobby Thweatt; two brothers, Troy Coffman and Gene Coffman; and one sister, Retha Golden.
She is survived by two sons, Ron Thweatt of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, and Larry Thweatt of Mena; two daughters and son in law, Darlene Carter of San Marcus, California, and Cyndi and Kevin Beerbohm of Escondido, California; two sisters, Betty Weatherford of Mena, and Ila Batie of Shreveport, Louisiana; five grandchildren, Sarah and Adam Calahan of Flagstaff, Arizona, Zach and Farren Thweatt of Surprise, Arizona, Christine and Jessica Rojas of Escondido, California, Austin Beerbohm of Escondido, California, and Trevor Beerbohm of Escondido, California; six great grandchildren, Connor Calahan, Adison Calahan, and Olivia Calahan of Flagstaff, Arizona, and Elias Thweatt, Lilly Thweatt, and Amelia Thweatt of Surprise, Arizona; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in memory of Mary (Fran)Thweatt to CHI St. Vincent Hospital at www.chistvincent.com, or to St. Jude Children's Hospital at 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.
Funeral service will be Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel with Ron Thweatt officiating. Interment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.
Pallbearers will be Ron Thweatt, Larry Thweatt, Steve Batie, Wendell Coffman, James Coffman, Andrew Batie, Zach Thweatt, and Kevin Beerbohm.
Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.
9-2-19 6:43 p.m. KAWX.ORG
Harold Gene Loving, age 56, of Hatfield, Arkansas passed away Saturday, August 31, 2019 at his home surrounded by friends and family.
He was born March 27, 1963 in DeQueen, Arkansas to the late Harold Ray Loving and his mother Nora Jean Hanley Gordon. Harold loved to socialize with friends, family, and anyone else who would take the time. He was a Razorbacks fan, enjoyed going to TJ’s for breakfast, but wrestling was Harold’s favorite past-time. He attended the First Baptist Church in Hatfield. Harold was a great son, uncle, brother and friend to all that knew him; he will be dearly missed by all.
Survivors are mother: Nora Jean Gordon of Hatfield, Arkansas
Step-father: John Gordon of Hatfield, Arkansas
Brother: Allen Loving of Hatfield, Arkansas
Sisters: Renee Veal of Mena, Arkansas and Paige Self of Hatfield, Arkansas
Aunts: Lois Ruffin of Hatfield, Arkansas, Pat Sanford of Wright City, Oklahoma, and Doris Gist of Colbert, Oklahoma
Special nephews: Aaden Self of Hatfield, Arkansas and Dillon Loving of Hatfield, Arkansas
He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his father Harold Loving, the man that raised him, Lloyd Self, maternal grandparents Clarence Dean Hanley and Stella Mae Hanley, his uncles Troy Ruffin, and Clarence Dean “Bud” Hanley, and his aunt Margie Black.
Funeral service will be Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Beasley-Wood Chapel in Mena. Officiating the service will be Brother Victor Rowell. Internment will follow at Six Mile cemetery in Hatfield under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are Leon Jordan, Kenny Miller, Ray Hagler, Joey Hughes, Lucas Loving, and Nicholas Loving.
Honorary Pallbearers are Tony Fairless, Steve Oglesby, Michael Brewer, Bob Brewer, Sr., and Gary Rose.
Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com
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