Obituaries Archives for 2020-12

Tony Dean Wilhite Obituary

Tony Dean Wilhite

September 23, 1983 - December 28, 2020

 

Tony Dean Wilhite, age 37, of Mena, Arkansas died on Monday, December 28, 2020 at the Mena Regional Health System in Mena. He was born on Friday, September 23, 1983 to Tony Dale Wilhite and Kathy Louise Cook.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, January 4, 2020, at 2:00 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena. Arrangements entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

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12-31-20 5:06 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Mary A. Clark Thompson Obituary

Mary A. Clark Thompson, age 72, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2020 in Mena.

She was born April 23, 1948 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas to the late Edward Leon Clark and Mary Lou Mitchell Clark. Mary was a welder by profession. She enjoyed going to yard sales, gardening, and she loved animals. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend.

Mary is survived by her son, Christopher Michael Thompson and wife Jessica; daughters, Karen Phillips, Kathy Hegenbart and husband Rick; grandchildren, Miranda Bump, Chet Phillips and wife Jessica, Jay Allen, Braileigh Green and husband Chris, Bree Collins and husband John Wayne, and Joseph Thompson; great grandchildren, Zoe Phillips, Jaden Phillips, Skylee Allen, Lexi Allen, Josh Allen, Colton Allen, Garrett Chane and Aidan Chane; brothers, Danny Clark and wife Sandra, Jimmy Clark, and Larry Clark. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Michael Glenn Thompson.

Mrs. Thompson will be sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

 

 

12-31-20 11:34 a.m. KAWX.ORG

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Mary Glenn

Mary Glenn, 75, of Mena, Arkansas, died on December 29, 2020 in Mena, Arkansas.

She was born to the late Wilson Saunders and Susan Marbut on January 28, 1945 in Mena, Arkansas.

Mary worked as a physical therapist aid and dietary aid in the healthcare industry. She also worked as a bookkeeper for her son’s business.

In her spare time Mary enjoyed carpentry, remodeling, giving old items new life and keeping up with her boys and grandkids.

Mary is survived by her sons, Archie Jewell, Sr. and wife Roxie, Kenneth Jewell and wife Janet, Tommy Jewell and wife Deniece, Keith Jewell and wife Frances, Jimmy Glenn, III and wife Tara Cartwright; grandchildren, Derek Britt Jewell, Waylon Brewer Jewell, Mary Janelle Bowen, Archie Ray Jewell, Jr., Samantha Sellers, Rick Jewell, Brooke Baker, Brentlee McReynolds, Kyleigh Gonzalez, Tiffany Luttmer, Keith Jewell, Jr., Kyle Jewell, Jimmy Glenn, IV, Addelyn Glenn, Harley Dering, RyLee Dering, Braxton Scott McBroom; greatgrandchildren, Waylon Brewer, Jr., Brianna Brewer, Melanie Jewell, Dale Gertiser, Jr., Matthew Gertiser, Adasha Jewell, Elijah Jewell, Audrey Sellers, Gwen Sellers, Kye Sellers, Weston Jewell, Jack Jewell, Matthew Luttmer, Natalie Jewell, Nevah Jewell, Keith Jewell, III; sister, Peggy Hoyle and husband Don; niece, Debbie Sherrill; great niece, Heather Taylor.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Ann Clark.

Ms. Glenn has been sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home.

A private family memorial will be held at a later date.
 

 

12-30-20 2:08 p.m. KAWX.ORG

 

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Michael Wayne Dowdy Obituary

Michael Wayne Dowdy, age 50, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, December 26, 2020 at his home. He was born on November 29, 1970 to Bobby Jack Dowdy and Wanda Louise (Miller) Dowdy.

Michael worked in construction and as a truck driver, he loved his work. He enjoyed working on four-wheelers and rebuilding Jeeps. He also loved being outdoors. He was a loving father, son, uncle, and friend. He will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his sons, Dillon Dowdy, and Cody Dowdy; daughter, Lexi Dowdy; mother, Wanda Dowdy; brother, Rick Dowdy; sister, Sherry Dowdy; best friend “little brother”, Jeff Beck; and nephews, Chris Dowdy and wife Sarah, Justin Dowdy and wife Sabat, Jonathon Dowdy, and Robert Dowdy. Michael was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Jack Dowdy.

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

 

 

12-27-20 5:52 p.m. KAWX.ORG

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Bee Harvey Ross Obituary

Bee Harvey Ross, age 90, passed from this life on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at his home in Mena. He was born on June 13, 1930 to Arthur Russell Ross and Leotie (Kindle) Ross.

Bee was drafted into the Army in 1950 at the age of 20. After serving two years in Germany as a tank driver, he joined the Navy in 1952. He served four years in Japan, two tours in Vietnam running a Swift Boat and on the USS Hancock, and many other Navy cruises as Boatswain’s Mate. Bee retired from the Navy in 1970 as a Chief Petty Officer.

After his service to our country, Bee began employment with Weyerhaeuser at the Craig Plant in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. He retired in 1989 after eighteen years. In 1990, he fulfilled his dream, buying a ranch in Octavia, living a satisfying life, raising cattle for many years.

Bee is survived by his wife, Janise Ross; sons, Dennis Ross and wife Lanora, and William Mitchell and wife Kim; daughters, Elizabeth Newman, and Janene Mitchell; grandchildren, Joe Harvey Ross, Florence Lynn Phillips, Elyssa Stinnett, Ledger Newman, Aaron Mitchell, and Jade Mitchell; several great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Joseph Whitson Ross, Lee Travis Ross, Robert Bruce Ross, and Arthur Enoch Ross; and sister, Dorothy Laverne Shelton.

A graveside service for Mr. Ross will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Hochatown Cemetery in Hochatown, Oklahoma with Pastor Bill Seitz . Visitation at the funeral home is general. Services are under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Scott Ross, Charles Ross, Russell Ross, Larry (Joe) Bunn, William Mitchell, and Max Shelton.
 

 

12-27-20 5:48 p.m. KAWX.ORG

 

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Marsha Beth Dial Obituary

Marsha Beth Dial, age 68, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, December 26, 2020 in Mena.

She was born July 25, 1952 in Conroe, Texas to James Leo Spillers and Betty Jo Marrow Spillers. Marsha worked as a Certified Nurses’ Assistant for the Mena Manor Nursing Home for 30 years. She enjoyed working puzzles and fishing but most of all loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend and will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas Dial; daughters, Melissa Cook, Dixie Julian and Laura Emry; mother, Betty Jo Spillers; grandchildren, Natalie Holliday, Ashleigh Beggs, Anthony Ray Julian, Sabrina Cook, Brittany Cook, Treyton Dial, Dillon Emry and Makayla Emry; great-grandchildren, Brookelyn Julian, Bentley Holliday, Bryan Holliday, D’Lyla Beggs, Beau Beggs, Chism Beggs, Kinsley, Lauren and McKenna Cook, and Persephone’ Rose Dial; brothers, James Leo Spillers, James Arthur Sprillers and Tommy Joe Spillers; sisters, Annette Ramsey and Dorothy Spillers. She was preceded in death by her father, James Leo Spillers and her brother, Patrick Stephen “Pete” Spillers.

Mrs. Dial was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
 

 

12-27-20 5:43 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Gladys Marie Baker Duckett Obituary

Our beloved Mother, Grannie, Sister, Aunt, and Friend, Gladys Marie Baker Duckett passed away peacefully with family by her side on December 24, 2020 at the age of 87 in Wickes, Arkansas. Gladys was born to Jimmie and Lula Baker on Thursday, April 15, 1933 with a 2-inch snow on the ground. Her siblings (James, Ralph, Orville, and Marie) doted on her as a baby and her baby brother, Charles. Charles moved home from California to help take care of her later in life. At the age of 19 years old, she married a Korean War Veteran, Jim Ed Duckett. They started a family that November.

Gladys took her role as the family matriarch very seriously and never missed an opportunity to bring family together for celebrations. In addition to being a daughter, sister, mom, aunt, and grannie, they started a poultry farm in 1963 and raised for Lane and Tyson for 47 years. She was also known for her large gardens, ability to cook and can, a local real estate mogul for the Hispanic community, and excellent record keeper for her family. Jim and Gladys were baptized at Wickes Nazarene Church in Spring 1991 with family by their side.

Gladys has five children Ronnie (Mitzi) Duckett of Mena; Kay (Roy) Johnson of Wickes; Cindy (Sam) Ahrens of DeQueen; Frankie (Dawn) Duckett of Waldo and the late Johnnie Duckett. She has 22 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren (with 2 on the way) and 3 great great grandchildren.

Gladys was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Jim Ed; a son Johnnie Duckett; her parents Jimmie and Lula Thomason Baker; siblings: Orville Baker, Ralph Baker, Ed (Thelma) Baker, Marie (Keith) Duckett and half-brother James (Teelie) Baker; Siblings by marriage: Donald (Burthel) Duckett, Calvin Duckett, Mellie June (JW) Thornton, Ray Duckett, Grandchildren: Jon Michael Neatherlin, Laura LeAnn Johnson, and Grandson-in-law James Wise.

Pallbearers will be grandchildren and great grandchildren of Gladys: Trever Pierce, Jay Fuller, Blake Wise, Bailey Wise, Braxton Wise, Noah Richardson, Hayden Collins, and Nick Duckett. Honorary pallbearers will be John Bensen, Clay Knighten, Michael Milum, Robert Lyle, David Johnson, Jared Richardson, Jacob Richardson, Bryan Bolt, John Hill, and Paul Melton

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Wickes Nazarene Church on December 29, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. and graveside will follow at Baker Cemetery in Wickes, Arkansas.
 

 

12-27-20 5:39 p.m. KAWX.ORG

 

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James F. Frankie Holliday Obituary

James F. “Frankie” Holliday, age 68, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Thursday, December 24, 2020 at his home. He was born January 20, 1952 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Glenn Allen Holliday and Betty Sue (Woods) Holliday.

Frankie was a longtime Mena resident. He was united in marriage to Willie Frederick on January 1, 1994. He adored her, and they loved going dancing. He worked for many years for U.S. Motors. Frankie was an avid antique car collector and he loved going to car shows. He also enjoyed collecting knives. Frankie was known as a prankster, he always found humor in every situation. He enjoyed going to the lake and made many memories there with his family, whom he loved dearly. He was saved and baptized and was of the Baptist faith.

Frankie is survived by his wife, Willie Holliday of Mena; son, James F. Holliday Jr. of Cabot, Arkansas; daughters, Jennifer Tipton and husband Randy of Beebe, Arkansas, and Marcie Hennings of Texarkana, Arkansas; brother, Ricky Holliday Sr. and wife Sara of Mena; sisters, Barbara Tabor and husband Ron of Mena, and Glenda Keener; grandchildren, Nicholas Hennings, Max Holliday, Addison Holliday, Brandon Tipton, Brianna Tipton, Brian Tipton, Makayla Armstrong, and Jamie Tipton; great grandchildren, Sebastian Hennings, Sawyer Tipton, and Layklyn Armstrong.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Jerry Holliday; and his sister, Deborah June Lewis.

Graveside service will be 2:00 pm Monday, December 28, 2020 at Board Camp Cemetery with Rev. Lewis Martin, and Dwight Douglas officiating. Visitation is general. Services are entrusted to Beasley Wood Funeral Home.
 

 

12-26-20 8:19 p.m. KAWX.ORG

 

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Wade R. Stewart, Sr. Obituary

Wade R. Stewart, Sr., age 74, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Sunday, December 20, 2020 at his home. He was born October 27, 1946 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to the late Isaac “Tex” Stewart and Lillan (Kopperud) Stewart.

Wade was united in marriage to Elaine Sue Stewart for 48½ years. He worked as a service technician for Tyson Foods. He enjoyed camping, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his daughter, Melissa Aleshire and husband Greg; son, Wade Stewart, Jr., and wife Danielle; brother, Mark Stewart and wife Rebecca; eight grandchildren; great-grandchildren, Lettie and Amelia Ryan; brothers-and-sisters in law, David and Tawana Gilbert, Neil and Susan Gilbert, Mark and Jeanine Gilbert, Roger and Sherry Gilbert, and Martha and Jim Gurnick; sisters-in-law, Pat Gilbert, and Andrea Gilbert; numerous nieces and nephews; and special caregiver, Debbie Alley.

Wade was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and brother and sister-in-law, Keith and Pat Stewart.

Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 26, 2020 at Concord Cemetery in Ink, Arkansas. Brother Mark Lyle will officiate under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home.
 

 

12-21-20 11:44 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

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Eugene Ralph Hadfield Obituary

Eugene Ralph Hadfield

February 2, 1950 - December 14, 2020

 

Eugene Ralph Hadfield, age 70, of Mena, Arkansas died on Monday, December 14, 2020 at Mena Regional Health Center of complications from Covid-19. He was born on Thursday, February 2, 1950 to Dale and Elda Hadfield in Lehi, Utah.

He graduated from Lehi High School with the designation of Most Outstanding Senior Boy. He was an Eagle Scout and member of the Order of the Arrow National Camping Fraternity, and later a scout leader for many years, guiding his four sons as they earned the Eagle distinction. He served a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Argentina and throughout his life served in many church positions.

He married Debra Spong of Ogden, Utah in the Manti, Utah Temple on December 21, 1972. The couple are blessed with seven children and 28 grandchildren. He built two of the family's homes with his first three sons when they were grade-school age.

He graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Building Construction Technology. His career included Building Construction Instructor for Utah Technical College at Provo, Utah; Building Inspector for the Town of Cedar Hills, Utah; lecturer for BYU Campus Education Weeks; Production Coordinator for Prowswood Inc.; Construction Representative for Deer Valley Resort, Park City, Utah; Project Manager for Cannon Construction Co. Inc.; Owner of Prestige Pavers Co.; Executive Director of Concrete Masonry Manufacturers Association of Utah; President of Techcrete Inc.; and Construction Project Manager for 26 years for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He served as a Councilman for the Town of Cedar Hills, Utah when it first incorporated, hosting the town meetings in his home's basement.

Gene's family and friends said he could fix anything. At the age of ten, inspired by the book "T-Model Tommy," he determined to restore to working order an old 1930 Model T Ford that had been rusting in the family pasture for several years. With earnings from plowing neighbors' gardens, he ordered parts from a catalog to repair the engine. With a friend, he kept the engine going by sitting on the fender and squirting gas into the carburetor as they rode it all over the back roads of town.

His favorite activity was attending family reunions. He also enjoyed researching family history and traveling. During his life, he built three homes for his family, in Provo, Cedar Hills, and Highland, Utah, then remodeled three different homes when the family moved to Owasso, Oklahoma, and then Plano, Texas. When he passed, he was happily working on renovations for "Hadfield Haven" in Mena, Arkansas, looking forward to visits from friends and family.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Carl Hadfield; one sister, Heidi Hadfield; one brother-in-law, Don Pinkham; and one sister-in-law, Renae Hadfield.

Eugene is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Debra Hadfield of Mena; four sons and daughters-in-law: Varden Eugene and Becky Hadfield of Orem, Utah; Nathan William and Molly Hadfield of Provo, Utah; Neldon Robert and Randi Hadfield of Crandall, Texas; and Evan Carl Hadfield of Mena, Arkansas; three daughters and sons-in-law: Tamra Ann and Jonathan Staiger of McKinney, Texas; Trisa Marie and Daniel Perry of Liberty Lake, Washington; and Tawna Renae and Patrick Summerhays of Providence Village, Texas; one brother and sister-in-law: Valdean and Luana Hadfield of Ogden, Utah; three sisters and brothers-in-law: Karen and Daniel Adams of Orem, Utah; Mary Pinkham of Santaquin, Utah; and Amy and Johnny Barnes of Lehi, Utah; and 28 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 21, 2020, at 11:00 A.M. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mena, Arkansas, with President Tom McClanahan officiating. Due to Covid, the funeral will be for family only. Interment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena. Printed on his tombstone will be Eugene's frequent saying, "While you're resting, why don't you. . . "

Pallbearers will be Varden Hadfield, Nathan Hadfield, Neldon Hadfield, Evan Hadfield, Jonathan Staiger, Dan Perry, and Patrick Summerhays.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

Serving Our Community One Family at a Time.

 

12-19-20 8:22 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Junior Gibbons Obituary

Junior Gibbons, age 85, of Houston, Texas, passed from this life on December 16, 2020 in Houston. He was born on September 1, 1935 in Umpire, Arkansas to Jessie and Susie Gibbons.

Junior was raised and lived in Hatton, Arkansas before moving to Houston. He was united in marriage to Emma Omalee Gibbons, the love of his life, for 55 years. Junior worked as a glass cutter for Binswanger Glass for over 45 years. He enjoyed woodworking and gardening. After retiring in 1998, Junior and Omalee would load up their camper every year and pull their bass boat to De Queen Lake, where they would spend a month camping and fishing. He lived on Dr. Pepper and sweets! Junior loved spending time with his family, he will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his daughter, Susan Dockery and husband John of Katy, Texas; granddaughter Beth L. Dockery of Katy, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Junior is preceded in death by his wife, Emma Omalee Gibbons; his parents, Jessie and Susie Gibbons; son, Michael Loy Gibbons; granddaughter, Jennifer Ann Dockery; sisters, Irene Rutledge, and Lavalle Gilley; and brothers, Lee Gibbons, Olan Gibbons, and J.T. Gibbons.

Graveside services will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 21, 2020 at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove, Arkansas. Brother Donnie Jewell will officiate under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home.
 

 

12-17-20 4:27 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

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Steven Tolleson Obituary

Mr. Steven Tolleson

Steven Tolleson, age 66, of Mena, Arkansas passed from this life on December 14, 2020 at the Waldron Nursing Home. He was born on October 26, 1954 to the late Thedore R. Tolleson and Margie (Dunigan) Tolleson.

Steven worked as a tile and carpet installer. He enjoyed going to the casino and camping at lakes. He loved spending time with family and friends and will be dearly missed.

Steven is survived by his son, Steven Tolleson of Oklahoma City; daughters, Rhonda Tolleson and Stephanie Ringwald of Oklahoma City; brothers, Jerry Tolleson and Eddie Tolleson of Oklahoma City, and Arlie Tolleson of Ft. Smith; sisters, Margie Harmon of Mena, and Lawanda Tolleson of Shreveport; nephews, Floyd Wilcox, and Danny Wilcox; niece, Leslie Wilcox; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Belinda Tolleson; and brother, Rodney Tolleson.

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Beasley Wood Funeral Home. No services are planned at this time.
 

 

12-17-20 1:22 p.m. KAWX.ORG

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Tiffany Lee Lott Obituary

Tiffany Lee Lott

February 1, 1990 - December 16, 2020

 

Tiffany Lee Lott, age 30, of Mena, died Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System in Texarkana, Texas. She was born on Saturday, February 1, 1990 to Harlton Dale Whisenhunt and Jennifer Jean Lott in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Tiffany was a Christian woman with a kind heart. She attended the Midway Freewill Baptist Church in Opal. She graduated from Acorn High School in 2008 and was active in 4-H Club. Tiffany liked to listen to Country music and work on puzzles. She really enjoyed visiting family in California and adored her Papa and Nanny. Tiffany was a loving daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

Tiffany is survived by her mother, Jennifer Lott of Acorn; one brother, Aaron Whisenhunt of Mena; two sisters, Misty Allen of Spiro, Oklahoma, and Hope Lott of Mena; maternal grandfather, Bobby Lott of Acorn; aunts and uncle, Cathy and Steve Singleton of Mena and Donna Hillin of Mena; several cousins, nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside funeral service will be held on Monday, December 21, 2020, at 3:00 P.M. at the Posey Hollow Cemetery in Posey Hollow, Arkansas with Brother Troy Denton and Brother Robert Lott officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, December 20, 2020 from 2-4 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

Serving Our Community One Family at a Time.

 

12-17-20 2:15 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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James Lloyd Barton Obituary

James Lloyd Barton, 90, of Mena, Arkansas, died December 14, 2020 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. He was born on January 3, 1930 to the late William and Lula Barton in Cherry Hill, Arkansas.

James worked at US Motors as a chief parts inspector for many years. He served his country in the US Army. James enjoyed antiquing, junking, and was an outdoorsman. He was a coach for many years. James was the Arkansas intercollegiate champion in the mile run.

He is survived by his sons, Jim F. Barton, Rick Barton and wife Sonya, Steve Barton and wife Cathy, and Billy Barton and wife Virginia; daughter, Luann Nogle and husband Mick; grandchildren, Jamie Barton Wagner, Kimber Barton Still, Chris Barton, April Barton, Stephen Barton, Amber Cobb, Shawn Christianson, Megan Hoyle, B.J. Barton, Cody Barton, Jonathan Barton, Drew Barton, Tiffany Barron, Matthew, Ryan, and Erin Taurianen; 32 great grandchildren; sister, Mary Barton Holland; and special friend Clodean Gilley.
 
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Charlotte Barton; son, Larry Barton; sister, Ethel Elliott.

There will be a private family graveside service under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Visitation is general.
 
Services will be under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena. 
 

 

12-15-20 2:37 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Rick Foster Obituary

Rick Foster, 62, of Mena, Arkansas, died on December 14, 2020 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas.

He was born on June 12, 1958 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Jerry and Wanda Foster.

If you met Rick for the first time, you instantly liked him. He made you feel comfortable, like an old friend. He was generous of himself, always thinking of and reaching out to others. Like his love for the Lord, he openly and unashamedly expressed a sincere warmth to all those around him. He was a loyal son to his parents for whom he cared deeply.
 
He was a devoted employee who worked hard and was grateful for having a job with RCD Wearhouse that enabled him time to enjoy the things he loved. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed hunting with all his deer camp buddies, camping and laketime with his wife whom he lovingly referred to as “LynnBell”, family and cooking. He was known for his famous deer poppers. His fun loving and humorous personality made you just want to be around him.

Rick was a blessing to everyone who was fortunate enough to have known him and he made a little part of their world a better place. He will be terribly missed and forever remembered for being a good Christian man who loved God, family, and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Lynn; sons, Sidney Foster and wife Amelia of Denver, Colorado, and Justin McKenzie of Hot Springs, Arkansas; brother, Stan Foster and wife Kandy, and Terry Foster; sisters, Shelia Hicks and husband Mike of Mineral Springs, Arkansas, and Charlotte Foster; sister-in-law, Gail Horn and husband Keith of Glenwood, Arkansas; father in law, Jesse Ramsey of Glenwood, Arkansas; a host of nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, J.J. Ramsey; mother-in-law Bernice Ramsey.

Graveside service will be Friday, December 18, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Hillside Cemetery in Sulphur Springs, Arkansas with Bro. Steve Ellison officiating.

Visitation is general.

Pallbearers are Al Hadaway, Randy Pounds, Andy Brown, Clayton McMahon, Wayne Pate, Robert “Hutch” Hutchinson, Skip Smith, and Kevin Spurgin.

Honorary Pallbearers are Mena Regional ICU nursing staff, Salem Baptist Men’s Sunday School Class, and Rainbow Springs Hunting Club.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Salem Baptist Church or Sulphur Springs Baptist Church.

Services will be under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
 

 

12-15-20 11:40 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

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Myrtle Young Obituary

Myrtle Young, age 76, passed away December 14th, 2020 at the Rich Mountain Nursing Home. She was born December 31, 1943.
 
She was a kind, sweet soul, who loved her family and loved all animals. She was loved by all.
 
She was preceded in death by her husband Billy Young. She is survived by four children, Debbie Miner and husband Danny of Mena, Sherri Seger of Hot Springs, Terry Young of Hot Springs, and Tommy Young and wife Lavonda of Mena; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren.
 
A special thank you to Vicki Hughes and all the amazing staff at Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab for taking care of our sweet Mom. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Beasley Wood Funeral Home.

 

 

12-15-20 10:44 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Robert Louis Dering Obituary

Robert Louis Dering

September 20, 1971 - December 12, 2020

 

Robert Louis Dering, age 49, of Watson, Oklahoma died on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at the Paris Regional Medical Center in Paris, Texas. He was born on Monday, September 20, 1971 to Carl Lester Dering Sr. and Barbara Ann Dering in Colorado City, Texas.

Robert was a good man who loved his routines. He worked at Tyson in Grannis for many years and liked to stay at home and work on welding projects in his spare time. Robert enjoyed country music and going fishing at Gillham Lake. He loved his family fiercely as well as his dog, Peanut. Robert was a loving husband, brother, uncle, and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, C.L. Dering.

Robert is survived by his loving wife, Vanessa Dering of Watson, Oklahoma; two brothers and sister in law, Terrell and Elizabeth Dering of Grannis, and Billy Dering of Washington; two sisters and brother in law, Kellie and Gary Warren of Grannis, and Jeanie Broach of Mena; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 19, 2020, at 11:00 A.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena with Brother Troy Denton officiating. Interment will follow at the Ludlow Cemetery in Ludlow, Oklahoma. Visitation will be general during office hours at Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

Serving Our Community One Family at a Time.

 

12-14-20 4:57 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Mildred Geneva Lein Obituary

Mildred Geneva Lein, age 99, of Shady, Arkansas passed away Sunday, December 13, 2020 in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

She was born April 29, 1921 to the late William and Delia Ashcraft in Hatfield, Arkansas.

Mildred enjoyed quilting and gardening. She loved to camp and fish at Gillham and DeQueen Lakes. She loved the Lord and was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Shady, Arkansas.

Mildred is survived by her grandchildren Bobby Dale Lein of Winchester, Virginia and Carla Lein of Mena, Arkansas. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Ralph Lein; son Billy Lein; 11 brothers and sisters.

Graveside service will be Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Shady Cemetery in Shady, Arkansas with Bro. Danny Minton officiating.

Interment under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are Tommy Floyd, Jimmy Lawrence, Larry Lein, Fred Herpich, “Skeets” Williams and Tewayne Watkins.
 

 

12-14-20 3:46 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

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Trudy Sue West Obituary

Trudy Sue West

January 24, 1940 - December 13, 2020

 

Trudy Sue Dugan West, age 80, of Mena, died Sunday, December 13, 2020 at Baptist Health in Fort Smith. She was born on Wednesday, January 24, 1940 to Harley and Elizabeth Anderson Dugan in Eagleton, Oklahoma.

Trudy was a good Christian woman who attended the Assembly of God Church in Mena. She had a beautifully optimistic spirit and would often say not to worry about tomorrow. Trudy was a terrific cook. People loved her Hungarian Goulash, taco salad, cornbread, and fried chicken. She was very talented at embroidery and loved gospel music and old country like Jean Watson. She was a passionate Missionette, working diligently for the women's ministry. Her daughters and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren filled her life with joy and she cherished every moment spent with all of them. Trudy was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence E. West Sr.; one son, Glendol Gene Wilcox; five brothers, Joe Dugan, Doyle Dugan, Dale Dugan, Vandaley Dugan, and Theo Dugan.

Trudy is survived by her two daughters, Suzanne Willis of Mena, and Debra Wilcox Marshall of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; one brother, Chester Dugan in Houston, Texas; one sister, Margie Smallwood of Mena; four grandchildren, Debra and Jeffrey Thoma of Mena, Vernon and Christina Wilcox of Mena, Damon and Tina Miller of Pryor, Oklahoma, and Randall and Nicole Miller of Pryor, Oklahoma; thirteen great grandchildren, Tristan Miller, Austin Miller, Emmary Miller, Ethan Miller, Eian Miller, Erika Miller, Brittany Dulaney, James Dulaney, Alexia Thoma, Suzanne Lawrence, Tiffany Lawrence, Destiny Thoma, and Mary Nell Thoma; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 17, 2020, at 2:00 P.M. at the Cecil Chapel Cemetery in Vandervoort, Arkansas with Brother Ron Tilley officiating. Visitation will be general during office hours at Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

Serving Our Community One Family at a Time.

 

12-14-20 12:19 p.m. KAWX.ORG

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Clarence Bascom Wiseman Obituary

Clarence Bascom Wiseman

July 27, 1945 - December 11, 2020

 

Clarence Wiseman, age 75, of Mena, Arkansas died on Friday, December 11, 2020 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born on Friday, July 27, 1945 to George and Mary Wiseman in Steele, Missouri.

Clarence was of the Christian Faith and attended the Acorn Baptist Church. He always believed that if something was worth doing, it was worth doing right the first time. Clarence was a welder for much of his life and retired to Mena to farm. He enjoyed restoring vintage vehicles, and was quite talented at it. Clarence liked to go fishing on the lake and dove hunting. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Fort Worth, Texas. His kids and grandkids meant everything to him, and always guided his life. Clarence was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jim Wiseman and two sisters, Violet Wiseman and Judy Wiseman.

Clarence is survived by his wife, Michelle Wiseman of Mena; four sons and two daughters in law, Ed and Cheryll Wiseman of Fort Worth, Texas, Justin and Taylor Wiseman of Washington, D.C., Taylor Wiseman of Mena and Bradley Wiseman of Kentucky; two daughters and sons in law, Ann Speigel and Mark Slayton of Oak Point, Texas and Ginger and Jody Sebastian of Arlington, Texas; four brothers, Winston Wiseman of Ennis, Texas, Tim Wiseman of Seattle, Washington, Jerry Wiseman of Seattle, Washington and Roy Wiseman of Texas; three sisters, Linda Wiseman of Eufaula, Oklahoma, Ruth Anderson of Seattle, Washington and Sylvia Wiseman; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside funeral service will be held on Friday, December 18, 2020, at 2:00 P.M. at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Mena with Brother Roger Bishop officiating. Visitation will be Friday, December 18, 2020 from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

Serving Our Community One Family at a Time.

 

12-14-20 7:46 a.m. KAWX.ORG

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Joyce Ann Allen Obituary

Joyce Ann Allen

January 25, 1943 - December 11, 2020

 

Joyce Ann Allen, age 77, of Mena, died Friday, December 11, 2020 at the Waldron Nursing Center. She was born on Monday, January 25, 1943 to Leonard John Kulis and Isabelle Sue Jezowski in Detroit, Michigan.

Joyce was a Christian woman who loved her family with all her heart. She loved animals and her horse, birds, Poodles and German Shepherds and were very important to her. Joyce raised Cockatiels, Australia Grass Keets, Lovebirds and Finches at Allen's Bird Farm in El Cerrito and Norco, California. Joyce was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Glen Allen.

Joyce is survived by two daughters and sons in law, Brenda and Bruce Thomas of Mena, and Starla and Michael Cline of Smithville, Oklahoma; one sister, Arlene Keller of Palm Desert, California; four grandchildren, Bethany Arellano of Hesperia, California, Jennifer Ferris of Menifee, California, Brian Johnson of Cove, and Amy Hamm of Cove; seven great grandchildren, Jeremiah Arellano, Zaria Arellano, Mason Jordan, Anthony Johnson, Easton Johnson, Hunter Hamm and Chelsey Hamm; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

12-14-20 7:42 a.m. KAWX.ORG

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Phillip Wayne Maye Obituary

Phillip Wayne Maye, age 53, of Mt. Ida, Arkansas passed away Friday, December 11, 2020 in Mt. Ida, Arkansas.

Phillip was born July 29, 1967 in Dequeen, Arkansas to the late Bob Maye and Melba Benefield. He loved tinkering with electronics and could fix anything. He enjoyed antiques and was learning the business working with his mother at Melba’s Antiques. Phillip was a loving and kind person and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his mother: Melba Benefield

Brothers: Chris Maye and Jerry Maye

Sister: Lisa Thompson

Nephews: Jordan and Jason King

Great-niece and nephew: Noah and Josi King

Special friend: Karen Going

Numerous other family members.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bob Maye, and brother, Marty Maye.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at Faith Baptist Church in Watson, Oklahoma with Brother Todd Webb officiating. Interment will follow at Hochatown Cemetery in Hochatown, Oklahoma under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

12-12-20 1:50 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Oscar Ollie Willborg Obituary

Oscar Ollie Willborg, age 93, passed away Friday, December 11, 2020. Ollie was born October 22, 1927 to Winford and Nell Willborg of Houston, Texas.

 

He was married at age 18 to Cleta Lovan on November 26, 1945. They had three children, Karen, born 1947, Mark, born 1948, and Carol, born 1949.

He had many difficult times. Losing the fingers off his left hand in a hunting accident at age 9. At age 20 losing his first child Karen at birth. When he was 29, his wife Cleta began a long journey of illness. Despite the many hardships he kept his Faith and worked hard to provide for his family and help others. He never talked religion or politics-he lived his beliefs by his Faith in Action - Treating others with Respect and Helping others.


He really enjoyed his years in law enforcement. He was always amazed at how many thanked him for treating them with Respect in every type of situation. His Faith in action again.


He enjoyed fishing with his family and would always get up early to prepare everything they would need.

He was preceded in death by Karen Willborg (infant daughter), his parents, Winford and Nell Willborg, the Love of his life, Cleta Willborg, his wife of 63 years and his sisters, Irene King and Joy Willborg.

He is survived by his children Mark and Anita Willborg and Danny and Carol Miller; grandchildren, John and Mandy Maddox, Marcus and Heather Willborg, Bobby and Rhonda Willborg, Matt and Kay Maddox, Phil and Kacie Peek, Joshua and Jessica Miller, Dax and Rita Miller, Scarlett and Sam Evert, Jr., and 24 great-grand children.


His message -by example not words- to his family would be to have great Faith in God and treat others with Respect and Kindness as he did his entire life.


In his last months at Peachtree Assisted Living even though he needed help in every way - he always thanked each one for every task they did for him and treated them with Respect and Kindness.


His message to his family is God First, Treat others well and life is not about you.


His family wants to thank his caregivers Ralph, Melanie Emily and Jackie while at home and all the staff at Peachtree Assisted Living and Elite Hospice for the love and his excellent care.


Mr. Willborg will lie in state for viewing. A private graveside service will be held for the family under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

 

 

12-12-20 11:13 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Autumn Renee` Broach Obituary

Autumn Renee` Broach, beautiful and loved baby girl of George and Freedom (Bawden) Broach, passed away December 7, 2020 in Mena.
 
She is survived by her parents.
 
She was a cherished little sister to her brothers, Rowdy Marquis Broach, and Shannon Lynn Broach; and her sister, Dyllon LeAnn Broach; also surviving her are paternal grandparents, Pamela Rapp and husband William of Wickes, and George W. Broach and wife Vesta of Hatton; maternal grandparents, Stephanie Bawden Case and companion Pete Case, and Gary Alan Long and wife Krista; and great grandparents, Sheila Roark of Grannis, and George and Minnie Littell of Wickes; aunt and uncle, James and Miranda Broach; nieces and nephews, Alexis Marie Broach, Madisin Lynn Broach, Dustin James Thomas Broach, Jesse James Wayne Broach, and James Sydney Owen Broach; cousins, Michael Boyd Bawden (Buckwheat), Mark and Matthew Littell and Kala Belknap.
 
She was preceded in death by her cousin Aiden James Arnold Broach and her great grandfather, Joe Marquis Roark.

A graveside service for Autumn will be held 2:00 pm Tuesday December 15, 2020 at Oak Grove Cemetery in Wickes, Arkansas with Brother Randy Keiss officiating.
 
Pallbearers will be George T. Broach, James W. Broach, Pete Case and Michael B. Bawden Jr; Honorary Pallbearers will be George S. Littell, George W. Broach, and Michael B. Bawden III. Visitation is general.

Services are under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home. Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.
 

 

12-11-20 2:54 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

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Powell Aulds Obituary

Powell Aulds

October 29, 1931 - December 8, 2020

 

Powell Aulds went to be with the Lord Tuesday December 8, 2020, at his home in Cove, Arkansas.


Powell was born on October 29, 1931 in Winnsboro, Louisiana to Willy A. and Ada F. Aulds.

He was a beloved husband, Pa, Pop, Papaw, & Friend. He enjoyed gardening, and joking with everyone he met. He loved his family, and enjoyed every moment with his grandkids.

He was preceded in death by his mother, father, brother, and sisters.

Powell is survived by his loving wife, Lanora Aulds; four sons, Mike Aulds, James Edward Ewing, Henry Ewing, and Darrell Ewing; three daughters, Francis Slawinsky, Linda Lamoreaux, and Cheryl Ward; eighteen grandchildren, and thirty great grandchildren.

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

 

12-11-20 2:04 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Norma Lee Lott Obituary

Norma Lee Lott, age 81, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at her home.

She was born January 10, 1939 in Eagleton, Arkansas to the late Lucious Watson Moran and Nona Mae Jones Moran. Norma was a kitchen dietary aide at Mena Manor and the Mena Hospital for many years. She enjoyed the chance to watch the daily soap operas, Days of Our Lives being her favorite. Most of all, she adored her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and family. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend. She will be dearly missed.

Norma is survived by her first husband, Bobby Lott of Mena, Arkansas; daughters, Cathy Singleton and husband Steve of Mena, Arkansas, Jennifer Lott and Donna Hillin both of Mena, Arkansas; grandchildren, Gary Singleton and wife Colby of Mena, Arkansas, Jason Singleton and wife Caroline of Mena, Arkansas, Jessica Beck and husband Bradley of Mena, Arkansas, Misty Allen and husband Wesley of Oklahoma, Aaron Whisenhunt of Mena, Arkansas, Bryce Hillin of Mena, Arkansas, Tiffany Lott Manely and Hope Lott both of Mena, Arkansas; sister, Yvonne Blakney of Little Rock, Arkansas and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends too numerous to mention. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, a brother, and her grandson, Greg Singleton.

Graveside service will be Monday, December 14, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Pinecrest Memorial Park in Mena with Brothers Troy Denton, Robert Lott, and Cavin Rye officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation is general.
 

 

12-10-20 3:04 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

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Bertha Mae Lawrence Milham Stiles Obituary

Bertha Mae Lawrence Milham Stiles, age 81, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2020 in Mena. She was born August 28, 1939 in Hatfield, Arkansas to the late Manassie and Ethel Lawrence. Bertha was a retail manager by profession. She loved spending time with her family and reading.

She is survived by her children, Terry Milham and wife Karin of Pasco, Washington, Lisa Fowler and husband Tommy of Mena, Arkansas, Tracy Higginbotham and husband Chris of Hot Springs, Arkansas, and Michele Sparks and husband Marc of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; brothers, J.D. Lawrence of Oregon, Jerry Lawrence and wife Sally of Oregon, and Curtis Lawrence of Oregon; sister, Shirley Callahan and husband Birn of Oregon; grandchildren, Kristin Pruett, Lori Thiel, Stephen Milham, Matthew Fowler, Nathaniel Fowler, Amber Vicente, Amy Harrison, Dillon Chronister, and Blake Pinkston; twenty-four great-grandchildren.

Bertha is preceded in death by her parents; her brother, R.B. Lawrence; her sisters, Opal Smith, Ruby Lawrence, and Estelle Hensley; and sister-in-law, Charlotte Lawrence.

Graveside service will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 12, 2020 at the Old Dallas Cemetery with Brother Mark Lyle officiating. Pallbearers will be Terry Milham, Tommy Fowler, Marc Sparks, Matthew Fowler, Nathan Fowler, Stephen Milham, Dillon Chronister, and Blake Pinkston. Visitation is general. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Special thanks to Carla Tinbrook and staff at Peach Tree Assisted Living. Her hospice nurses Sadie Whorton, Linda Boggio, Chaplain Mark Lyle, and all the precious ladies that hand made gifts for Bertha, especially her aid, Emily Sanders. You are all angels to us.
 

 

12-9-20 5:33 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

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Cynthia Cloud Obituary

Cynthia Cloud

June 22, 1964 - December 2, 2020

 

Cynthia "Cindy" Ann Erlandson Cloud, age 56, of Mena, Arkansas, died Wednesday, December 2, 2020, in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was born on Monday, June 22, 1964 to Roy Leslie Erlandsen Jr. and Betty Lawson Thaxton Erlandsen in Saddle Brook, New Jersey.

Cynthia was a loving woman and enjoyed spending time with her family. Her children were truly the highlight of her life. In addition to being a devoted and loving mother, Cynthia was a Pharmacist who cared deeply for each of her patrons. She previously worked as a Pharmacist at Mena Regional before being employed by Freedom Pharmacy. Earlier in her career she also worked as a Pharmacist at Acme in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania where she received the Acme Eagle Award for providing life-saving aid to a customer. She enjoyed nature and the beauty of the great outdoors. In her free time, Cynthia liked to go hiking. Cynthia was a loving mother, sister, aunt, and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Betty Erlandsen.

Cynthia is survived by her father, Roy Erlandsen Jr. of Mena; two sons, Chris Cloud of Mena and Casey Cloud of Mena; one daughter, Melissa Cloud of Mena; her brother, Roy Erlandsen III of Marietta, Georgia; her sister, Carol Cianfrone of Piscataway, New Jersey; four nieces, five nephews, one great niece and a host of other relatives and friends.

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

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

12-9-20 12:44 p.m. KAWX.ORG

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Frances Laverne Hill Obituary

Frances Laverne Hill

July 24, 1931 - December 3, 2020

 

 

Frances Laverne (Cartwright) Hill, age 89, of Mena, Arkansas, died Thursday, December 4th, at Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab. She was born July 24, 1931, to Verner Evan Cartwright and Flora Ruth (Binion) Cartwright in Brownwood, Texas.

Frances was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She was an avid gardener and accomplished seamstress. She once said her claim to fame was when the comedian Bob Hope, on one of his TV specials, complimented Miss Abilene on the dress she was wearing, which Frances had designed and sewed. Frances was a proud liberal Democrat and a fierce advocate for education, tolerance, and love. She will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Byron Gilbert "B.G." Hill; and one daughter, Valerie Laverne Snapp.

Frances is survived by her son, Byron Evan Hill of Arlington, Texas; daughters, Carolyn Gregory of Arlington, Texas, and Jenny Petree of Irving, Texas. She was adored by her eight grandchildren: Heather Petree, Eric Petree, Matthew Hill, Travis Hill, Sadie Strickland, Mollie Snapp-Myers, Maggie Bowers, and Cody Snapp. Her 13 great-grandchildren were a source of joy. Frances loved her "adopted" children and grandchildren, and her many dear friends.

A memorial will be held in the spring and will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

Serving Our Community One Family at a Time.

 

12-9-20 12:36 p.m. KAWX.ORG

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Junita Josephine Krebbs Obituary

Junita Josephine Krebbs, was born January 6, 1934 in Retrop OK and left this earth for her eternal life December 8, 2020. She was the daughter of Joseph and Rosie Tilley Winfield.
 
Junita is survived by her husband of 64 years, Charles Krebbs, of Hatfield, daughter Rose/Jan King of Lubbock TX, Grand Daughters Sabrina/Fred Martin and Jamie/Thomas Stewart. Great Grand Children, Allyson and Jillian Martiin, Joshua and Michael Stewart. Brother Junior Winfield and sister-in-law Louise Murray. A host of nieces and nephews and special friends, Sandy and Monty Gray. Junita was preceeded in death by her two sons, Richard and Robin Krebbs.
 
A memorial service will be December 10, 2:00pm at Plesant Grove Cemetary, Cove AR. Memorials in her honor may be given to the Lubbock Christian Childrens Home, 4404 Idalou Rd. Lubbock, TX 7940.
 

 

12-9-20 11:06 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

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Weldon Thomas Curtis Obituary

Weldon Thomas Curtis

August 18, 1935 - December 7, 2020

 

Weldon Thomas Curtis, age 85, of Acorn, Arkansas passed away on Monday, December 7, 2020 at his home. He was born on Sunday, August 18, 1935 to William Otha Curtis and Hildred Russell Curtis in Rising Star, Texas.

Weldon was a man of great faith. He was a member of the Dallas Avenue Baptist Church where he served over 30 faithful years as a Deacon. He enjoyed ministering to the younger people while serving as a Sunday School teacher. Weldon loved the Lord and his family above all. He was married to the love of his life for 67 years. His children brought a great amount of joy to his life. Weldon was well known for being one of the best mechanics around. He began mechanic work while still in High School and continued the trade for over 70 years. He loved cars and took great pride in working on them. Weldon was a loving, father, son, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Myrel Curtis.

Weldon is survived by his wife, Bettye Jane Curtis of Acorn; two sons, Tom Curtis and Mary of Mena, Arkansas, Lonnie Curtis and Sheila of Le Belle, Florida; two daughters, Peggy Russell and Leonard of Waldron, Arkansas, Barbara Williams and Billy Don of Mansfield, Arkansas; one brother, Eugene Curtis of Muskogee, Oklahoma; four grandchildren, Frank Gibson and Sarah of Mena, Rebekah Curtis of Chesapeake, Virginia, Rachel Curtis of Chesapeake, Virginia, and Elisabeth Alva and Omri of Williamsburg, Virginia; four great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews along with a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 2:00 P.M.at the Dallas Avenue Baptist Church in Mena with Brother Justin Leonard and Brother Frank Gibson officiating. Interment is to follow at the Concord Cemetery in Ink, Arkansas. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

Serving Our Community One Family at a Time.

 

12-7-20 4:15 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Velda Sue Duncan Penny Obituary

Velda Sue Duncan Penny

October 24, 1942 - December 4, 2020

 

Velda Sue Duncan Penny age 78, of Mena, Arkansas, died Friday, December 4, 2020, in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was born on Saturday, October 24, 1942 to William Carl Duncan and Minerva Rosibell McDaniel Duncan in Eufaula, Oklahoma.

Velda was a Christian woman who devoted her life to caring for her family. She was a loving homemaker and had been married to the love of her life for 60 years. Velda treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as a grandmother. Velda enjoyed shopping any opportunity she had. Her favorite place to shop was the PCDC retail store. Her life was a living example of her favorite philosophy, "Always look to God for your strength". Velda was a loving mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Velda is survived by her loving husband, Marvin D. Penny of Mena; two sons, Marvin R. Penny of Tennessee and Jerry Penny of Virginia; two daughters, Cynthia Bishop of Mena and Kathy Schlorer of Greenville, Texas; three brothers, Tommy Duncan of Davis, Oklahoma, Lloyd Duncan of Davis, Oklahoma and Jessie Duncan of Oklahoma; one sister, Rose Smith of Lubbock, Texas; nine grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

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

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

Serving Our Community One Family at a Time.

 

12-7-20 4:07 p.m. KAWX.ORG

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Von Dean Hoffman Obituary

Von Dean Hoffman, age 74, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday, December 7, 2020 at her home. She was born on July 16, 1946 in Gowen, Oklahoma to Chester Shelton and Eunis (Nelson) Shelton.

Von was united in marriage for 51 years to Willie Hoffman. She was a homemaker who enjoyed ceramics, chickens, and house birds. She also enjoyed working in her yard and flower beds. Her main passion was her family, especially her great grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Willie Hoffman; mother, Eunis Shelton; son, Billy Hoffman and wife Virginia of Dundee, NY; daughters, Sherry Oaks of Mena, and Vonny Hoffman and fiancé Stephen Oxford of Mena; grandchildren, Tim Edsall and wife Krysten, Nathan Hoffman, Lynk Hoffman, Jaimie Urban, David Lee, and Kimberley Canada and husband Michael; fourteen great-grandchildren; brothers, Larry Shelton, Frank Shelton, Dale Shelton, and Ricky Shelton; and sisters, Verna Shelton, Linda Small, and Mary Everly. Von was preceded in death by her father, Chester Shelton; and her brother, Donnie Shelton.

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Beasley Wood Funeral Home. No services are scheduled at this time.

 

 

12-7-20 4:02 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Margie Joy McLellan Wentworth Obituary

Margie Joy (McLellan) Wentworth, beloved wife, mother, granny, great granny, aunt and dear friend, passed away in Fort Collins, Colorado on December 2, 2020 at 12:30 pm at the age of eighty-nine.
 
Margie was born to Luke and Lora McLellan on November 18, 1931, in Haworth, Oklahoma. She attended school in Hatfield, Arkansas. Her childhood was filled with love and laughter. Margie met her future husband, “Bob” Wentworth, while growing up together in the Potter community. Bob and Margie were married at her Grandpa Anderson’s home, near Mena Arkansas on September 18, 1948. After a short time living near Dallas, Texas, Margie and Bob moved to the San Joaquin Valley in California, where they raised their two children and Bob worked in the oil fields. Margie was an avid quilter and seamstress; making many dresses and costumes for Carol over the years and many beautiful quilts for her family. She loved to read books, volunteered at church and the area grade school, as well as the Cub Scout den mother and AA volunteer. Margie was extremely proud to have the distinction of being the first non-AA member in Kern County to serve as a crisis counselor, answering the AA crisis hotline in Kern County. Margie enjoyed laughing, always enjoyed a cup of coffee and was willing to go on an adventure in a moments notice. Attending the Indy 500, being allowed down in the pits, and meeting the drivers with her granddaughter, Lisa, was truly a dream come true!
 
Margie is predeceased in death by her loving husband, Samuel “Bob” Robert Wentworth, her son, Samuel R. Wentworth Jr., her brothers, Everett and Clyde McLellan, her sister, Melissa Lorene Vert and great-granddaughter, Madison Broadbent.
 
Margie is lovingly remembered by her daughter, Carol Flowers and her son-in-law, Curtis Flowers of Fort Collins, CO. Her grandchildren: David, William (Kevin), Curt (Elly) Flowers, Lisa Broadbent, great-grandchildren: Andrew (Jordan), Jake, Zachary, Justin, Madalyn, Tatum, McKenzie, Liam and Aubrey, great-great grandchildren: Johnnie, Gypsy, Pyper, and Keon.
 
Margie will be laid to rest in Gann at New Potter Cemetery near Mena, Arkansas, beside her husband and son. Services are under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home.

 

 

12-7-20 3:58 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Reuben Nathan Crump Obituary

Reuben Nathan Crump, age 85, went home to be with Jesus early in the morning on December 5, 2020. He was born June 6, 1935 in the Mount Clair Community of Cove, AR to the late Rhoda Jane Ward-Crump and Hiram Daniel Crump. He was the eldest of 4 children.

As a young man Reuben served in the US Air Force. After his service, Reuben and his brother, Hiram, went to Wyoming to work doing numerous jobs within the community. He moved back to Arkansas and married the love of his life, Grace Oldham, where they spent their days following their love for Jesus and spending time with their family.

Reuben enjoyed several hobbies including gardening, music, being a herbalist. He was a member of the Salem Baptist Church at Nunley, Arkansas.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Hiram Daniel And Rhoda Jane Crump, his wife Grace Oldham-Crump, his sister Rhesa Kesterson, and his great-nephew WC Wilson III. Reuben is survived by his siblings Hiram Crump and wife Ava of Mena, AR; Susan Sherwood of Cove, AR: and brother-in-law Daniel Kesterson of Dierks, AR. Reuben will be forever remembered by his numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family members and neighbors.

Graveside services will be on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Witherspoon Cemetery in Vandervoort, Arkansas with Brother George Crump officiating. Visitation will be general. Services were entrusted to Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

A heartfelt thanks to Reuben’s many caregivers and family at Peachtree Retirement Home.
 

 

12-6-20 4:05 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

 

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Wilma E. Roberts Obituary

Wilma E. Roberts

December 24, 1927 - November 30, 2020

 

Wilma E. Roberts was born in December of 1927 and left this world after 92 years to rest with our Father, in heaven, on November 30th, 2020. She married Richard A.A. Roberts on June 14th, 1945.

She lived a long and beautiful life, spreading joy and wisdom to everyone blessed to have known her. Wilma was an incredibly gifted pianist and loved singing praises to the Lord and sharing his Word to all who would listen. She always led by example, and what a glorious example she was. Wilma enjoyed participating in the Ms. Senior Arkansas Pageant for several years, such a beauty inside and out. She was a long time member of the Mena First Assembly of God. The impact she had on the world will never be forgotten. To know her was to love her.

Wilma is proceeded in death by her husband, Richard A. A. Roberts, sons, Freddie Sr., Rudy, and Kenny Roberts.

She is survived by her son, Donny Roberts of Mena, daughter, Pamela Roberts Barron of Mena; grandchildren, Kimberly Young and husband, Jack, Hannah Barron, Freddie Jr., Scott, Terry, Ricky, Jason, Darrell, and Joshua Roberts; her siblings, Laverne Songue of Lufkin, Texas, Doris Sanford of Nacogdoches, Texas, Phillip Gersbach of Groveton, Texas; her honorary sisters and special friends, Lois Williams of Mena and Sue Penny of Mena Linda Warren of Acorn, who loved her dearly; twenty three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends too numerous to list.

Graveside services will be Friday, December 11, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. at the Glenwood Cemetery in Groveton, Texas with Brother Ron Tilley officiating. No visitation is planned. A memorial service will be held at a later date for her friends and family in Mena. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.

 

12-5-20 1:30 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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Carl Dean Foster, Sr. obituary

Carl Dean Foster, Sr., age 74, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2020 in Mena. He was born on October 24, 1946 in Montgomery County, Arkansas to the late Jasper and Cornelia (Wilhite) Foster.

Carl liked to hunt and fish, and enjoyed cooking. He worked at the airport and loved painting cars and airplanes. His favorite past time was sitting on his front porch. He will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his son, Carl Dean “Tooter” Foster, Jr; grandchildren, Dylan Foster and wife Shaaylyne, Ashli Kincaid, Colten Foster, Hailey Breseman, and Maci Breseman-Rhodes; great-grandchildren, Payton Foster, Jay-Paul Foster, Ava Foster, Raven Kincaid, and Zadion Kincaid; and sisters, Annie Faye Scheeler and husband Robert, and Donna Cogburn. Carl is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Jerry Foster; sister, Nettie Cross; and companion, Janet Hammett.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 pm Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Brushy Cemetery in Oden, Arkansas. Honorary pallbearers are Art Shirley, Mike Cross, Eddie Cross, Rick Foster, and Larry Scheeler. Services are under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home.

Due to Covid-19, the family asks that masks and social distancing guidelines be followed at the service.
 

 

12-3-20 1:26 p.m. KAWX.ORG

 

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