(March 13, 1918 - September 11, 2010)
Charles “Charlie” L. Aleshire, age 92, of Cove, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, September 11, 2010 in Cove. Charlie was born March 13, 1918 in Shady, Arkansas to the late Herbert Aleshire and the late Eller Avants Aleshire. Charlie loved going to local singings, to sing and direct songs with friends. He worked in the timber industry. Charlie was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and a friend to all who knew him.
He is survived by:
Son: Gene Aleshire of Smithville, Oklahoma
Step-Son: Jim Roberts of Ft. Worth, Texas
Four Grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and a host of friends
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Eller Aleshire, a daughter, Mary Andrews, his first wife, Nellie Golden Aleshire and his second wife, Lela Caslleman Aleshire.
Pallbearers are Rick Andrews, Matt Andrews, Austin Butler, Clint Aleshire, Eric Andrews, and Steve Alexander. .
Graveside services will be Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 2:00 p. m. at Pleasant Grove Cemetery
in Cove, Arkansas with Brother Roger Genung officiating under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
(August 20, 1949 - September 11, 2010)
Geneva Cook, age 61, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, September 11, 2010 in Mena. She was born August 20, 1949 in Oakdale, California to the late Orville Eugene Morris and the late Alta Jean Burns Morris. She worked as a security guard. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and a friend to all she knew and loved. She is survived by:
Sons: Ron Cook of Glenoma, Washington Eugene Cook of Auburn, Washington Ben Cook of Glenwood, Arkansas
Daughters: Kathy Jean Cook of Tacoma, Washington Sherry Cogburn of Glenwood, Arkansas
16 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her parents, Orvile and Alta Morris.
Ms. Cook was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Allen Wade Head
(March 4, 1945 - September 11, 2010)
Allen Wade Head, known as “Shorty” to his family and friends, died peacefully in his home, September 11, 2010, after a short and agonizing battle with lung cancer. Shorty was the fourth son of Elmer and Ethel Head and was born March 04, 1945. He grew up on the beautiful farm where they lived on Holly Springs road. There on the banks of the Quachita River the boys and their friends rode horses, played in the river and worked with their father in the log woods. He was 65 years old at the time of his passing. Shorty was raised with a strong work ethic which he carried over into his later business dealings. He and his brother Elba operated as Head Brothers Construction for many years, then later he worked on his own running the heavy equipment that he loved. He took great pride in his work and was in his own way an artist as he smoothed and shaped the building sites of many homes and buildings which now stand in Mena and the surrounding area.
Shortly is survived by his loving and grieving wife Lauralee Darr, with whom he shared 28 happy years. Together they delighted in attending the horse races at Oaklawn Park and other racetracks across the country, and also in traveling abroad as much as his work allowed. He is also especially mourned by his “right hand man”, his brother Roger, and his cousin and best friend since childhood, Farrell Cole and his wife Sharon. He was preceded in death by his parents and elder sister, Opal Blackwell, and leaves behind his four brothers, two sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews.
He will be greatly missed by all those who loved him, not the least by his precious dogs, Jack, Spookie, Scruffy, and Ladybug.
Pleases make any memorials in his behalf to the Humane Society of the Quachitas, P. O. Box 845, Mena, Arkansas
Rest well my beloved.
He is survied by:
Wife: Lauralee Darr of the home
Brothers: Elba Head of Mena, Arkansas Gene Head of Hurst, Texas Dewey Head of Mena, Arkansas Roger Head of Mena, Arkansas
Funeral services for Mr. Head will be Thursday, September 16, 2010, Beasley-Wood Chapel at 10:00 a. m. with Brother Donnie Jewell officiating. Interment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Pallbearers will be Dennis Head, Jason Head, Justin Head, Josh Head, David Head and Jimmy Rackley.
Honorary pallbearers will be Tillman Putman, Stanley Craig, Rondell Mullins, Tim Bodkin, Sam Snead, and Ed McCormick,
Carol Rose Oettel
(December 23, 1941 - September 10, 2010)
Carol Rose Oettel, age 68, of Mena died Friday, September 10, 2010, at Sparks Medical Center in Fort Smith. She was born on Tuesday, December 23, 1941, to Clarence Bernard and Alma Tegtmeier Becker in Elgin, Illinois.
Carol’s first love was God; her faith in the Lord was very important and she showed His love to everyone she met. She had a gentle spirit and loved generously. She was a faithful member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Mena and served in the Ladies Guild. Carol earned her college certificate from Lutheran Lay Training Institute, Concordia College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she met her husband. She was a faithful wife to Bob and they had many unique experiences together. Carol and Bob served in a deaf African American Lutheran Church in the south side of Chicago where Carol served with her husband. Another adventure in their life was living 12 years in Matsuyama, Japan, then moving to Slovakia for a year. Carol loved to read books and loved beautiful flowers; coral colored roses were her favorite. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Carol is preceded in death by her father Clarence Becker.
Survivors include her husband of 45 years Robert “Bob” Oettel of the home; her mother Alma Becker of Janesville, Wisconsin; two daughters Victoria Oettel and her husband Stuart Upton of Sydney, Australia and Kristina Oettel-Clark of Jacksonville, Florida; one brother James Becker of Bellingham, Washington; one sister Rita Subrt of Janesville, Wisconsin; two grandchildren Toby Upton-Oettel and Beatrice Upton-Oettel of Sydney, Australia; one nephew and eight nieces and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be Monday, September 13, 2010, at 2:00 P. M. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Mena with Reverend Randolph Schnack and Reverend Donley Hesse officiating. Interment will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of Hall Funeral Service in Mena. Visitation will be Sunday, September 12, 2010, from 6-8 P. M. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Mena.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church, P. O. Box 1350, Mena, Arkansas 71953; LCMS World Relief and Human Care, 1333 South Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, Missouri, 63122; or the Muscular Dystrophy Association ALS Division-Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, 3330 East Sunrise Drive, Tucson, Arizona 85718.
Eric Scott Richmond
(July 5, 1984 - September 6, 2010)
Eric Scott Richmond, age 26, of Mena, passed away Monday, September 6, 2010 in Mena.
He was born July 5, 1984 in Mena, Arkansas to Truman Richmond and Terri Welch Richmond. He loved the outdoors and working outside…he loved the forest and crafting and building things out of wood. Eric was an avid fisherman, striving to outfish his dad, as well as enjoying his moms cooking and music. He loved being an uncle and playing with his nieces was one of greatest joys. Eric was a loving son, brother, uncle, grandson, cousin, and friend.
Parents: Truman and Terri Richmond of Mena, Arkansas
Sisters: Cynthia Richmond of Mena, Arkansas Christie Richmond of Mena, Arkansas
Nieces: Morgan Richmond of Mena, Arkansas Reagan Richmond of Mena, Arkansas
Grandparents: James and Lou Welch of Alabaster, Alabama
Many aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Olen and Floye Richmond.
A memorial service for Eric will be held Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 2:00 p. m. at Acorn Baptist Church with Brother Roger Bishop officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.
(March 23, 1942 - September 5, 2010)
James Cameron, age 68, of Boles, Arkansas passed away Sunday, September 05, 2010 at his home.
He was born March 23, 1942 in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late Dewey Cameron and the late Thelma Wells Cameron. He worked in the timber industry as a sawmill operator. He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and a friend to all who knew him.
He is survived by:
Susan Russell and husband Randy of Boles, Arkansas
Dicie Cole and husband Doug of Boles, Arkansas
Nancy Barnes and husband Wendall of Boles, Arkansas
Linda Valentine and husband Charles of Mena, Arkansas
Noreen Cameron of Texas
Linda Stainback and husband Eric of Texarkana, Arkansas
Kelly Cameron of Texas
Sharon Cameron of Texas
Angela Austin and husband Eric of Hatton, Arkansas
Heather Allen of Boles, Arkansas
Elizabeth Arthbutnot and husband Ben of Boles, Arkansas
Jackie Simmons of Fort Smith, Arkansas
Thomas Cameron and wife Joy of North Carolina
Dustin Cameron of Texas
Justin Cole of Little Rock, Arkansas
Robert Cole of Russellville, Arkansas
Jesse Russell of Boles, Arkansas
Ricky Russell of Boles, Arkansas
Brandon Russell of Boles, Arkansas
Shawn McAllister of Boles, Arkansas
Jonathan McAllister of Boles, Arkansas
Timmy Creekmore of Boles, Arkansas
James Simmons of Waldron, Arkansas
Amir Cameron of North Carolina
Ronald Arthbotnot of Mena, Arkansas
Tavan Simmons of Waldron, Arkansas
Thomas Cameron, Jr. of North Carolina
Adonis Sanchez of Texarkana
Great-Grand-daughter: Regan Stainback of Texarkana
Sister: Kathleen Hyland of Louisiana
Brother: Raymond Cameron of Louisiana
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey and Thelma Cameron, wife, Susan Cameron, son, James Cameron, Jr. ,great-granddaughters, Shaylee Simmons and Tiffany Cameron.
Memorial service will be Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 12:00 noon. at the Boles Southern Baptist in Boles, Arkansas with Brother Phillip officiating under the direction of Beasley-Wood.
Mary Patricia "Pat" Priddy
(April 21, 1945 - September 5, 2010)
Mary Patricia “Pat” Priddy, age 65, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Sunday, September 5, 2010 at her home.
She was born April 21, 1945 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Walter Lee Curnutt and the late Mary Beatrice Cowan Curnutt.
She was married to Junior Priddy. Pat loved to hunt, fish, and dance with family and friends.
She was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, and a friend to all she knew.
She is survived by:
Husband: Junior Priddy
Sons: Mitchell Priddy of Mena, Arkansas Jerry Priddy of Mena, Arkansas Patrick Priddy of Mena, Arkansas
Sister: Sherry Garcia and husband Arthur of Fresno, California
Four Grandchildren and many nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Curnutt and Mary Cowan and a daughter, Elaine Priddy.
Graveside services will be Thursday, September 09, 2010 at 2:00 p. m. in Pinecrest Memorial Park with Brother Donnie Jewell officiating under the direction of the Besley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Visitation will be general.