Obituaries Archives for 2019-10

Lana Carolyn Ewing Obituary

Lana Carolyn Ewing

July 13, 1938 - October 29, 2019

 

Lana Carolyn Ewing, 81, of Mena, Arkansas died Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at her home. She was born on Wednesday, July 13, 1938 to Victor Ivan and Gertrude Louise Bismark Cook in Wickes, Arkansas.

Lana was a wonderful Christian woman who was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mena where she taught Sunday school for many years. She worked as a librarian for over twenty years at the Polk County Library. Lana loved nature and photography and was a member of the Arkansas Native Plant Society, the Tulsa and Arkansas Audubon Society, and the Arkansas Archaeology Society. Lana 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.

Lana is survived by her loving husband, Bruce Ewing of Mena; two daughters, Linda Ewing of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, and Brenda Love of Mena; one son, Tony Ewing of Sand Springs, Oklahoma; one brother, James Cook of Windsor, Maine; nine grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; several nephews and nieces and a host of other family and friends.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at the First Baptist Church in Mena, Arkansas with Brother Russell Threet officiating. Interment will follow at the Mt. Gilead Cemetery in Rocky, Arkansas. A visitation will be held on Sunday, November 3, 2019 from 6-8 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Love, Elijah Love, Enoch Love, Elliot Love, Matthew Norman and Seth Powell.

In lieu of flowers memorial can be made to the First Baptist Church in Mena, 811 Port Arthur, Mena, Arkansas 71953.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

10-30-19 10:53 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Mary Ann Saddler Obituary

Mary Ann Saddler age 87 of Springdale, Arkansas formerly of Wickes passed away Sunday, October 27, 2019 in Springdale.

Mary Ann was born on January 14, 1932 in Wickes, Arkansas to the late Thaddeus Osceola Tunnel and the late Mary Bell Tunnell. She worked as a school secretary for and was a business owner in Wickes for many years. Mary Ann loved to visit with people and enjoyed animals. She was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She will be dearly missed by all.

She is survived by sons: Rendell Saddler and wife Pamela of Texarkana, Arkansas and Reginald Saddler and wife Linda Sue of Wickes, Arkansas

Daughter: Linda Center and husband Dr. Thomas W. Center of Springdale, Arkansas

Grandchildren: Miranda Seale, Rodney Saddler, Richard Saddler, John David Couch, Christin Lawhon, and Steven A. Walters

Several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents Thaddeus and Mary Saddler, her husband Rudolph Saddler and a son Rodger Saddler.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Daniel Chapel at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Terry Chapman officiating. Interment will follow in the Daniel Cemetery in Wickes, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

10-29-19 10:18 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Burtis Howard Burt Belknap Obituary

Burtis Howard “Burt” Belknap passed away at the age of 95 at his home in Cove, Arkansas on Saturday, October 26, 2019 surrounded by family and friends.

He was born on the 21st day of December 1923 in Cove, Arkansas to the late David Belknap and the late Blanch Norton Belknap. Burt was united in marriage to Barbara Clough. He was a logger by profession. He loved farming, riding in his wagon, and shopping for trucks. He enjoyed telling stories, whether true or untrue, to whoever was willing to listen. Burt was a true proud family man loving each and all of his rather large clan. He will be dearly missed by all.

He is survived by wife: Barbara Belknap of Waldron, Arkansas

Sons: Terry Belknap and wife Jan of Smithville, Oklahoma, David Belknap and wife Regina of Smithville, Oklahoma, Mark Belknap and wife Charlotte of Waldron, Arkansas, and Stephen Belknap and wife Jennifer of Cove, Arkansas

Daughters: Lavonna Davis and husband Jim of Victoria, Texas, Lou Hughes of Norman, Arkansas, Deanna Miller and husband Lonnie of Cove, Arkansas, and Robyn Conatser and husband Robert of Cove, Arkansas

Grandchildren: Chad Belknap, the late Dustin Belknap, Devin Belknap, Haley Belknap, Austin Routh, Marshall Hunt, Chance Hunt, Anthony Hutson, BreAnna Hutson, Savanna Hutson, Michelle Lorenzana, Nathan Hughes, Matthew Hughes, Chris Hughes, Joseph Miller, Brooke Sanchez and Corbin Conatser.

Great Grandchildren: Brooke Belknap, Haley Myers, Evan Lorenzana, A.J. Hutson, Jaxon Hughes, Jaydin Hughes, Dixie Hughes, Peyton Sanchez, Malakai Sanchez, Tristan Sanchez, Chloe Belknap, Raegan Lee, and Quinton Belknap

Sister: Mildred Young of Owensville, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his parents David and Blanch Belknap, his brothers Eugene and Leonard Belknap, sisters Pauline Saling and Frankie Lou Belknap.

Funeral service will be Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at the Cove First Baptist Church with Brother Ron Ladd and  BrotherJerry Ford officiating. Interment will follow in the Six-Mile Cemetery in Hatfield, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Cove.

Pallbearers will be Anthony Hutson, Terry Belknap, Matthew Hughes, Chad Belknap, Joseph Miller and Jason Youngblood. Honorary pallbearer will be Devin Belknap.
 

 

10-27-19 6:26 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Joann Stewman Obituary

Joann Stewman, age 78, of Mena, Arkansas, died, Friday, October 25, 2019 at Mena Regional Health System in Mena.  She was born on Friday, May 23, 1941 to Joseph Daniel "Jodie" and Ruby Lee Looney Little in Mena, Arkansas.

 

Joann loved her Lord, her family and her friends.  She was a member of Grace Bible Church in Mena where she served her church in the AWANA program, taught Sunday school, and was on the decorating committee. She also enjoyed floral design and crafts, traveling, bowling and spending time with her grandchildren.  Joann and her husband David were involved with the Christian Motorcyclist Association prison ministries.  Joann was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, David Stewman; two brothers, Joseph Blake Little and J.D. Little, and one sister, Naomi Fearno.

                                                    

Joann is survived by her daughter and son in law, Leslie and Chris Daniel of Mena; her sister, Mary Little of Sherwood, Arkansas; two grandchildren, Chris Ann and Aaron Grotzinger of Houston, Texas and Mary and Jim Eaton of Eaton of Clayton, North Carolina; four great grandchildren, Harris Grotzinger of Houston, Texas, Evie, Jameson and Max Eaton of Clayton, North Carolina; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

 

Funeral services will be Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at Grace Bible Church in Mena with Dr. Lamar Austin and Brother Russell Threet officiating.  Interment will follow at Pine Crest Cemetery in Mena. 

 

Visitation will be Friday, November 1, 2019 from 5-7 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel.  Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

 

Pallbearers will be Danny Thrailkill, Jeff Montgomery, Aaron Grotzinger, Steve Daniel, Steve Schulte and Brian Lang.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Mark Barton, Jim Montgomery, Shelton Bohlman, Glen Pearce, Rodney Holland and the elders of Grace Bible Church. 

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Grace Bible Church AWANA Program, P.O. Box 371, Mena, Arkansas 71953 or Legacy 685 First Baptist Church Houston, Texas.

 

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

10-26-19 3:44 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Ethel Elizabeth Jurgens Obituary

Ethel Elizabeth Jurgens

May 3, 1945 - October 23, 2019

Ethel Elizabeth Jurgens, age 74, of Mena, Arkansas, died, Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the Mena Regional Health System in Mena. She was born on Thursday, May 3, 1945 to Onie Warren and Maudie Barnes Finley in Crumb, Texas.

Ethel loved her family and spending time with them. She also enjoyed making candles and collecting owls. Ethel was a Christian and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mena. Ethel was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, John Finley, Onie Finley, and Thurman Finley, and her son, Joseph Michael Bellows.

Ethel is survived by her husband, Dennis Jurgens of Mena; her son and daughter in law, Ray and Glynda Bellows of Mena; daughters and sons in law, Cynthia and Robert Via of Lewisville, Texas and Patricia and Thomas Turner of Wyle, Texas; brothers, Milton Finley of Hatfield and Ben Finley of Mena; five grandchildren, Allan Via of Lewisville, Texas, Cody and Brittney Via of Abilene, Texas, Zachary Via of Lewisville, Texas, Logan Turner of Wyle, Texas and Noah Turner of Wyle, Texas; and two great grandsons; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

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

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

 

10-24-19  4:59 p.m.  KAWX.ORG

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David Scott Brainerd Obituary

David Scott Brainerd

March 12, 1970 - October 21, 2019

 

David Scott Brainerd, age 49, of Vandervoort, Arkansas passed away on Monday, October 21, 2019 at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock from a massive brain hemorrhage. He was born on Thursday, March 12, 1970 to Philip and Mary Lou Brainerd in Des Moines, Iowa.

David was a member of the First Christian Church in Mena and when he moved to Vandervoort he regularly attended Vandervoort Baptist Church. David enjoyed deer hunting, playing golf, spending time with friends and family and loved his children and God. David was a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and a great friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

David is survived by wife, Shlinda Brainerd of Vandervoort; four sons, Jack Brainerd and Paul Brainerd both of Conway and Brayden Atchley and Corbyn Long both of Vandervoort; three daughters, Brandi McMellon of Mena, Anna Brainerd of Conway and Allie Atchley of Vandervoort; his father and mother, Philip and Mary Lou Brainerd of Mena; two brothers and sisters in law, Richard and Robin Castor of Mena and Brad and Tina Castor of Mena; one grandson, Blaine Davy of Mena; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at the First Christian Church in Mena with Brother Gary Garrett and Brother Aaron Anglin officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Arkansas Children's Hospital, 1 Children's Way, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

10-23-19 5:59 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Mattie Galena Wilcox Obituary

Mattie Galena Wilcox, age 82, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, October 18, 2019 in Mena.

Mattie was born on October 13, 1937 in Hatfield, Arkansas to the late Henry Harold Howard and the late Nannie Belle Clegg Howard. She was a loving mother and enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. Mattie also loved to garden and canned foods from her garden. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by ons: Billy Joe Sanchey of Mena, Arkansas and Jamie Paul McClain and wife Cindy of Mena, Arkansas

Grandchildren: Chris Youngblood, William McClain, and Matthew McClain

Great-grandchild: Bentley Templeton

Brother: Billy Jack and wife Dorothy of Tulsa, Oklahoma

Sister: Maudie Marie Wilcox and husband Luther of Moses Lake, Washington.

She was preceded in death by her parents Henry and Nannie Howard, husband Charles W. Wilcox, brothers Robert Howard and James Howard, and sisters Lawana Dilbeck and Bonnie Dunagan.

Funeral services will be Friday, October 25, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. at Beasley-Wood Chapel with Brother Ron Tilley officiating. Interment will follow in the Gann Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

10-22-19 3:04 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Mark Alex Alexander Solomon Obituary

Mark "Alex" Alexander Solomon

December 3, 1986 - October 15, 2019

 

Mark Alexander Solomon, 32, of Mena, Arkansas died Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Alex was born on Wednesday, December 3, 1986 to Mark Spencer Solomon and Carlene Ledford Fagan in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Alex liked to live fast and was always happy and smiling. He enjoyed tinkering on motorcycles and dirt bikes and made a living from mechanic work on all types of engines. He was known for modifying his trucks just the way he wanted and truly loved riding motorcycles, camping, and swimming. He also liked the fast-paced Indy Car racing, and Hard Rock music with the occasional Country song. Alex was very proud of his children and spending time with them gave him great joy. Friendship was important to him and he believed that you should make amends to the people who matter to you in order to live a happy life. Alex was a loving father, son, grandson, nephew, brother, uncle and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his father, Mark Spencer Solomon; maternal grandparents, Hoppy Ledford and Jeanette Schnell; paternal grandmother, Sue Solomon; and his cousin, Wesley Overturf.

Alex is survived by his mother and stepfather, Carlene and Jim Fagan of Mena; paternal grandfather, Harold Solomon of Oklahoma; one son, Spencer Solomon of Mena and his mother, Alyssa Seals of Mena; one daughter, Layken Solomon of Mena and her mother, Steffanie Skipper of Mena; three brothers, Aaron Breeden of Mena, Clay Breeden of Mena, and Kirby Solomon of Oklahoma; many aunts and uncles and a host of other family and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at the Crossing Church in Mena, Arkansas. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

10-17-19 2:05 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

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Charlotte Louise Blake Obituary

 
Charlotte Louise Blake age 79 of Smithville Oklahoma passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2019 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas.

She was born on September 14, 1940 in Smithville (Brushy Ridge) , Oklahoma to the late John Kentford Boyd and the late Dora Angeline Threatt Boyd. She was married to Tommy Gene Blake. She loved and enjoyed cooking, camping and just being outdoors with family and friends. Louise was an avid sports fan of all sports. 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 husband: Tommy Gene Blake of Smithville, Oklahoma

Sons: Tommy Joe Blake and wife Melissa of Smithville, Oklahoma, Tony Kent Blake of Smithville, Oklahoma, and Troy Lynn Blake and wife Jackie of Booneville, Arkansas

Daughter: Sherrie Annette Pollard and husband Johnny of Stigler, Oklahoma

Grandchildren: Samantha, Leann, Sabrina, Austin, Steven, Derik, Crystal, Tia, Randy, Tina, Breanna, Bodi, Tonya, Colby, Troy, Trevor, Devin, Josh and Tamara

Multiple great-grandchildren

Sisters: Mary Elizabeth Land of Cove, Arkansas and Savella Marcelle Wilson of Cove, Arkansas

Special friends to her kids, considered family, Karla Falls, Elaine Belue, Marsha Pollard and Velaria Fowler.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Dora Boyd, a daughter Charlotte Gean Going, and a grand-daughters Trish Hefiner and Christy Dawn Blake.

Funeral service will be Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Trinity Church in Octavia, Oklahoma with Brother Randy Keiss officiating.
 
Interment will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hatfield, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Family and friends visitation will be Friday, October 18, 2019 at Beasley-Wood from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Austin Nichols, Derik Pollard, Bodi Blake, Colby Westbrook, Troy Blake and Trever Blake.

Honorary pallbearers are Steve Fisher and Randy Wilson.
 

 

10-17-19 1:44 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Myron Mike Green Obituary

Myron “Mike” Green passed away at the age 89 at Mena, Arkansas on the 15 day of October 2019 to join his loving wife Donna.

He was born on the 7th day of September 1930 in Milbank, South Dakota to the late Henry and Adela Green. Mike was united in marriage to the late Donna M. Grengs Green. He was a military person by profession from March 1949 to June 1976. He served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was honored with the meritorious medals, Bronze Star, Korean Series with two Bronze Stars, Vietnam service with four Bronze Stars, Air Metal, Army Commendation, Bravery Gold Medal of Greece, and numerous other metals. He was a loving and kind father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather.

He is survived by daughter: Lillian McCombs and husband William of Mena, Arkansas

Son: Myron Green, Jr. of Illinois

Step-son: Robert Quinumeon of Texas

Ten grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by parents, Henry and Adela Green, his wife Donna Green, sister Margaret Oegler, and two brothers Donald and John Green.

Funeral service will be Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church with Brother Bill Seitz officiating.

Family and friends visitation will be Friday, October 18, 2019 at 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

10-16-19 1:20 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Alma JoAnn Bailey Obituary

Alma JoAnn Bailey

November 25, 1932 - October 11, 2019

 

Mrs. Alma JoAnn Bailey, age 86, passed away Friday morning, October 11, 2019 at her residence.

She was born in Hatfield, Arkansas on November 25, 1932, a daughter of the late Luther and Roma Lee Page and one of fourteen children. She was a long term resident of Smithville, Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Royal Everett Bailey.

JoAnn graduated from Smithville High School in 1952 and was known for her athletic ability as a Bravette basketball team guard. She operated several family businesses and held various careers throughout her life but mostly enjoyed her time spent with family, craft making, quilting, reading, canning, gardening, and weekend drives with her husband. She was known for her beautiful quilts and her highly requested baked pies.

JoAnn is survived by her three children Dennis Bailey and wife Karen Bailey of Frisco, Texas, Beverly Wiles of Savannah, Georgia, and James Bailey and wife Marlow Bailey of Watson, Oklahoma; five grandchildren, Leah Bailey, Dennis Bailey Jr., Colton Wiles, Megan Gallegos, and Scarlett Bailey; four sisters; three brothers; and many other family and friends.

The family would like to invite family and friends who would like to attend a celebration of JoAnn's life on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Smithville Community Center.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Smithville Cemetery Fund.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

10-15-19 3:08 p.m. KAWX.ORG

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Carol Dlaney Ashly Obituary

Carol Dlaney Ashly, age 78 died October 10, 2019 at her home. She was born July 12, 1941 to Herbert and Frances Blake. She was the granddaughter of the late Melvin and Carrie Huff, and Marion and Rosie Blake.

She is survived by two daughters; Debbie Evans and Misti Borders of Killen, Alabama, three grandchildren; Christina Carroll, Bobby Evans, and Matt Martin, and six great grandchildren, two sisters; Alice Caldwell and Norma Faulknor, two brothers; Glen Blake and Gaylon Blake.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a infant brother.

Carol loved all her rescue animals and devoted several years of her life taking care of them.

A private burial service was held at the Witherspoon Cemetery in Vandervoort, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

10-14-19 10:57 a.m. KAWX.ORG

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Geraldine Gregor Obituary

Geraldine Gregor

July 30, 1936 - October 10, 2019

 

Geraldine M. Gregor, age 83, of Hatfield, Arkansas, died Thursday, October 10, 2019 in Pencil Bluff, Arkansas. She was born on Thursday, July 30, 1936 to Lester Wittig and Alice Lenhardt Wittig in Erin, Wisconsin.

Lester and Alice were married on November 11, 1933 and after Alice passed away shortly after Geraldine's birth in 1936. Lester lived with his parents until he married Velda Foelske and were married April 29, 1939. Geraldine was a social worker for many years. She loved her family and church family. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Mena. Geraldine was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, William Albert Affeld and her second husband, Ray Maywald.

She is survived by her loving husband, Stephen Gregor of Hatfield, Arkansas; two sons, Gary Affeld of Juneau, Wisconsin and Jim Affeld of Juneau, Wisconsin; three daughters, Cheryl (Arthur) Wakeman of Chesapeake, Virginia, Wendy (Donald) Peschl of Reeseville, Wisconsin, and Michelle (William) Kroll of Sherwood, Wisconsin; one brother, Vernon Lester (Yvonne) Wittig of New Berlin, Wisconsin; five grandchildren, William Wakeman, Mary Wakeman, Megan Kroll, Jessica Bloom, and Emily Kroll; four great grandchildren, Lola Wakeman, Braxton Wakeman, Brody Wakeman, and John Bloom; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held Monday, October 14, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Mena, Arkansas with Pastor Timothy Henning officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 2:00 - 4:00 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas. Interment will be in the Juneau City Cemetery in Juneau, Wisconsin under the direction of Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Frank Profrock, Paul Krehmeyer, Ronnie Petty, Virtus Kruse.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

10-13-19 3:23 p.m. KAWX.ORG

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Iva Leah Egger Obituary

Iva Leah Egger, age 88, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, October 11, 2019 in Mena.

She was born October 10, 1931 in Opal, Arkansas to the late Cooper Samuel Standridge and the late Osie Elvira Bates Standridge. She was united in marriage to Odell Egger until his passing. Mrs. Egger was a housekeeper for various businesses in Mena over the years. She enjoyed reading and was a member of Dallas Avenue Baptist Church. Always a happy person, she dearly loved her grandchildren, great grandchildren and family. She was a loving wife, mother, aunt, sister and friend and will be deeply missed by all.

Survivors are son: Steve Egger and wife Cindy of Mena, Arkansas

Daughter: Vicki Lyle of Mena, Arkansas

Two granddaughters

Numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Samuel and Elvira Standridge, her husband Odell Egger, her brother Dale Standridge, her sister Ellie Hoover, her infant daughter Terri Egger, and a granddaughter.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 14, 2019 at Beasley-Wood Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Justin Leonard officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of Beasley- Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Visitation is general.
 

 

10-12-19 4:42 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Marie Janice Dahle Tilley Obituary

Marie Janice Dahle-Tilley

December 27, 1946 - October 6, 2019

 

Marie Janice Dahle-Tilley, 72, of Hatfield, Arkansas died Sunday, October 6, 2019, at her home. Marie was born on December 27, 1946, to
Horace Dahle and Ester Dahle in Montpelier, North Dakota.

Marie graduated from Montpelier High School in 1964 and from North Dakota State University in 1968. Before moving to Hatfield, she had lived in Rochester, Minnesota; Byron, Minnesota; Bear, Delaware; Chamblee, Georgia; and Norcross, Georgia.

Marie was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Marie is survived by her loving husband, Bill Tilley of Hatfield; two sons, Brian Ekblad of Rochester, Minnesota and Steven Ekblad of Boerne, Texas; three brothers, David Dahle of Ithaca, New York, Donovan Dahle of Westfield, North Carolina, and Darron Dahle of Palm Springs, California; five grandchildren; and a host of other extended family and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 26 at 2pm at Mena First Assembly of God church located at 2111 Sutherland Ave. Mena, Arkansas. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

"Serving Our Community One Family at a Time"

 

10-11-19 12:00 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Onetta Mae Gentry Obituary

Onetta Mae Gentry age 91 of Grannis, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2019 in Mena.

Onetta was born on March 03, 1928 in Wickes, Arkansas to the late Mark Roberts and the late Florence Sullivan Roberts. She was married to Oden Anderson Gentry for 72 years until his passing on August 27, 2017. Onetta was a wonderful cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family. She was very talented with her hands and excelled in skills such as quilting, knitting and crocheting. Onetta was also a very accomplished seamstress and a dedicated member of the Wickes Church of Christ and Northside Church of Christ in Mena. Above all, she loved her family and her church deeply. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great great grandmother, sister and friend.

She is survived by sons: Larry Gentry and wife Glenda Gaye of Grannis, Arkansas, Steve Gentry and wife Pat of Grannis, Arkansas, Monte Gentry of Sherman, Texas, and Terry Gentry and wife Melanie of Texas

Daughter: Anna McClane and husband Mike of Houston, Texas

Grandchildren: Brett Gentry of San Antonio, Texas, Katrina Brown of Dallas, Texas, Larry Gentry, II of Sherman, Texas, Richard Gentry of Grannis, Arkansas, Rachel Garza of Houston, Texas, Monte Gentry, Jr. of Texarkana, Arkansas, and Susan Cox of Abilene, Texas

Great-grandchildren: Justen Gentry, Lance Brown, Leigh Anne Marroquin, Amanda Garza, Rebecca Garza. Ashley Cox, Michala Cox, and Tina Gentry

Great-great-grandchild: Alice Rose

Brother: Gene Roberts of Ohio

Sisters: Ruth Maddox of Greenwood, Arkansas, Lois Drennan of Burleson, Texas, and Maxine Smith of Oregon.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mark and Florence Roberts, her husband Oden Gentry, Brothers, Albert Roberts, Alton Roberts and Jerry Roberts, her sister Maudie Pinkerton and daughter-in-law Vickie Gentry.

Funeral service will be Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Wickes Church of Christ with Brother David Jacobs officiating. Interment will follow in the Grannis Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Pallbearers will be Larry Gentry, Steve Gentry, Monte Gentry, Terry Gentry, Mike McClane, and Brett Gentry.

Honorary pallbearers are her grandchildren.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

10-9-19 5:15 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Vonetha Jo Rostollan Obituary

Vonetha Jo Rostollan, age 51, passed into Eternal Life Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the age of 51.

Vonetha was born July 09, 1968 in Mena Arkansas, but was raised in Texarkana, Arkansas. She Graduated From Texarkana College School of Nursing and worked for Christus-St. Michael Hospital many years before becoming a travel nurse specializing in labor and delivery. Vonetha was a Travel Nurse by profession, serving the Indian Reservations over the United States.

Vonetha loved working in the Family Vineyard and named many of the Muscadine Vines as” Vonnie’s Vines”. She was an avid Harley Davidson motorcycle fan and loved riding with her beloved Ron.

Vonetha is survived by the love of her life and soulmate Ron Carlile of Mena, Arkansas, her mother and father Mike and Sharon Rostollan of Texarkana/Mena Arkansas, her children Christopher Pierce USN – Charlotte, North Carolina, Jacob Pierce of Texarkana, Arkansas, and Daughter Samantha and husband Jon Edmonds of USMC - Camp Pendleton, California, and grand daughter Sophia of Dallas Texas, her sisters, Rene’ and husband Kevin Matthews of Texarkana, Arkansas, Julie Ann and husband Tim Cowgill of Atlanta, Texas, Lynda and husband Billy Arterbury of Texarkana, Arkansas, Michelle Hamlin Grumbles and husband of Dublin, Texas and Brothers Micheal and wife Stephanie Rostollan of Mena/Texarkana, Arkansas and brother Kelley Holt and wife of Rison, Arkansas, and several neices and nephews, and Loyal German shepard “Lucy”.

Cremation Services are entrusted to Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena, Arkansas.

Private Family Interment will be at a later date for Vonetha and her Aunt, Judy Lehmann, in the Lehmann-Rostollan Family Plots at Mount Gilead Cemetery, Rocky, Arkansas.

Donations in Vonetha’s memory can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, to St. Agnes Catholic Church, Mena Arkansas, or St. Edwards Catholic Church, Texarkana, Arkansas.
 

 

10-8-19 10:30 a.m. KAWX.ORG

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Ethel Jane Donica Obituary

Ethel Jane Donica passed away Thursday, October 3rd, 2019, in Franklin, Tennessee, just south of Nashville, after a long and arduous battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
 
Mrs. Donica is survived by her four children, Dr. Cynthia Ann Perkins of Nashoba, Oklahoma, Sherry Morris of Nunnelly, Tennessee, Robin Wolaver of Columbia, Tennessee, David Donica of Hat?eld, Arkansas, seventeen grandchildren, and thirty great-grandchildren.

“Jane” to those who knew her, Mrs. Donica was born on August 28, 1933, to Othar Moses and Annie Fortner, two ?eld hands who lived in McKinney, Texas, north of Dallas. She was the second of three children, and loved to play marbles and ride bikes with her older brother George and her younger brother Rooney.

Jane was raised in the cotton ?elds of depression-era Texas where her classical voice and arresting beauty made her a belle of the community. Swept o? her feet by Riley Donica, a young preacher from Oklahoma, she married and moved to the hamlet of Zafra in the Kiamichi Mountains in December 1957, to join Riley in his work as a missionary.

Jane soon became a pillar of the mountain territory, feeding hungry visitors—whether friends or strangers—nursing the sick, visiting the families of prisoners and those recently deceased, and caring for neglected children, many of whom came to regard her as a second mother. She taught Sunday School and spread the light of Christ wherever she went, both in her words and in her deeds.

Imbued with the hardscrabble tenacity and awe-inspiring culinary skill of her mother, Annie, along with the elegance and discernment of her mentor, Mrs. Leona Harris—the musically gifted wife of a wealthy plantation owner—Jane poured out her extraordinary talents and generous heart on the hard soil of Southeastern Oklahoma. Though she had taken few piano lessons due to her childhood poverty, her passion for music and her remarkable voice added sparkle to revival meetings across the country and inspired a similar artistry in her children.

Jane supported her husband’s mission with untiring devotion, joining in his work with an elegance and skill that made each enterprise a success. Whether it was typing a letter, baking a cake for a wedding, or opening her home to those in need, Jane made it her work to change lives for the better. She is admired and beloved, and her presence graced the world as it now graces heaven.

In lieu of ?owers, the family requests donations be sent to JOHN 3:17 MINISTRY, Att. SUZANNE RUDD, 431 HWY 145 SOUTH, NEWPORT, AR 72112. Donation can be made online by going to www.john317ministry.org.

Funeral services will be directed by Beasley-Wood Funeral Home, at the First Christian Church of Mena, Arkansas, on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019, at 2:00 P.M. Viewing will begin at 1:30.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 15th, 2019, from 5:30 until 7:30, at the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.
 

 

10-4-19 11:48 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Melba Louise Christie Obituary

Melba Louise Christie age 84, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday, October 7, 2019 in Mena, Arkansas.

She was born on November 25, 1934 in Lufkin, Texas to the late James Fred Christie and the late Tommie Barnes Christie. Melba worked as a Deputy Sheriff in Harris County Texas for many years.

She is survived by a brother: James Christie of Mena, Arkansas

Nephew: David Christie of Mena, Arkansas.

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

 

10-7-19 11:38 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Janie Gillene Childress Obituary

Janie Gillene Childress age 66 passed away Saturday, October 5, 2019 in Mena, Arkansas.

She was born on February 01, 1953 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Gilbert Forga and the late Gladys Odell Roberts Forga. Janie worked in the banking business by profession. She was a loving and dedicated mother, grandmother, and a sister. Janie will be dearly missed by all.

She is survived by sons: Martin Pitts of Mena, Arkansas and Doug Childress of Broken Bow, Oklahoma

Daughter: Erin Linley of Willston, Oklahoma

Grandchildren: Hailey Linley, Hannah Childress, Kaley Childress, Hayden Copelin, Gilbert and Gladys Forga, Alyssa Childress, and Hadlee Arceneaux

Great-grandchild: Josie Jackson

Sister: Janna Forga Bennett of Cottonwood, Arizona.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Autumn Childress and brother James Forga.

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

A private memorial will be planned at a later date.
 

 

10-4-19 11:34 a.m. KAWX.ORG

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Dewey Floyd Carroll Obituary

 
Dewey Floyd Carroll age 68 of Hatfield, Arkansas passed away Thursday, October 3, 2019 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

He was born on December 28, 1950 in Johnson City, New York to the late Dewey Charles Carroll and the late Ada Ross Carroll. Dewey was married to Marie Barnes Carroll until his passing. He was a truck driver and carpenter by profession. He also was talented with leather, making rodeo gear. Dewey enjoyed hunting and fishing with family and friends. Above all he loved his family and grandchildren and would always say, “I love you to the moon and back!” He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to all who knew him. He will be dearly missed by all.

He is survived by wife: Marie Carroll of Hatfield, Arkansas

Sons: Rick Carroll of New York, Jason Neer of Mena, Arkansas, Josh Neer of Hatfield, Arkansas, and Eric Fairless of Hatfield, Arkansas

Daughters: Bonnie Carroll of New York, Darlene Marcum of New York, and Linda Neer of Mena, Arkansas

Many grandchildren and several great-grandchildren

Sister: Bonnie Bergman of New York.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Charles Carroll, and grandson Dante Carroll. Mr. Carroll was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.
 

 

10-4-19 11:37 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Sarah Sally Frances Nystrom Obituary

 

Sarah "Sally" Frances Nystrom

February 14, 1941 - September 28, 2019

 

Sarah "Sally" Frances Nystrom, age 78, of Mena, Arkansas, died Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Mena Regional Health System in Mena. She was born on Friday, February 14, 1941 to Joseph and Frances King in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Sally had a servant's heart and loved helping anyone in need. She was a friend to many and loved her family and spending time with them. Sally enjoyed the holidays where she loved to cook everyone’s favorite dishes. Sally worked for 11 years at Disney World in Orlando, Florida before her and her husband, Rodger retired to Mena. Sally was a member of the Catholic Church. Sally was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her adopted mother, Ann King and her sister, Jean King.

Sally is survived by her husband of 59 years, Rodger Nystrom of Mena; three sons, Joseph Nystrom of Fort Worth, Texas, R.D. Nystrom of Okmulgee, Oklahoma and Dean Nystrom of Cabot, Arkansas; one daughter, Sandra Elfo of Frendale, Washington; two sisters, Shirley Shaffer and Carol Hostetler both of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be Sunday, October 20, 2019 at the family home located in Mena. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

10-3-19 8:54 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Elizabeth Cecelia Mayo Obituary

 
Elizabeth Cecelia Mayo, age 79, of Pine Ridge, Arkansas, passed away Monday, September 30, 2019 in Mena, Arkansas.

Elizabeth was born on August 24, 1940 in Elliot, Maine to the late Harvey Reagan and Grace M. (Azers) Reagan. Elizabeth was an LPN specializing in geriatric patients. She enjoyed discussing politics, watching football, and eating pasta. She also loved her dogs and cats. She was a strong believer in her faith and loved her family dearly.

She is survived by son: Jeremiah Mayo and wife Angela of Oden, Arkaansas 

Daughter: Cynthia Goodner and husband Jim of Pine Ridge, Arkansas

Gina Wright of Muse, Oklahoma

Grandchildren: Chastity, Elizabeth, Zechariah, Ethan, Nathanael, Amanda, and Chance

Great-Grandchildren: Blake, Alyssa, Myah, Kaitlyn, Bella, Jadelynn, Lincoln, Syndney, and Abree

Sister: Katy Hitler of Paris, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, two sisters, and three grandchildren.

Ms. Mayo was sent for cremation under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

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10-1-19 5:14 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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