D. Don Billings
(December 20, 1979 - October 3, 2010)
D. Don Billings, age 30, of Watson, Oklahoma, passed away Sunday, October 3, 2010 in Stillwater. He was born December 20, 1979 Mena, Arkansas to the late Billy Dale Billings and Shirley Pointer Billings. He was an oil field worker by profession and was a loving son, father, brother, uncle and friend.
He is survived by:
Mother: Shirley Billings of Mena, Arkansas
Son: Destin Billings of Biloxi, Mississippi
Sisters: July Grafton and husband Kirk of Mena, Arkansas Billie Jean Luevanos and husband Erik of Greenville, Texas
Brothers: Georgie Billings of Greenville, Texas Johnny Ray Billings of Atoka, Oklahoma Joe M. Baker and wife Melissa of Mena, Arkansas Shannon Wayne Billings and wife Tasha of Mena, Arkansas Hilton Scott Baker of Mena, Arkansas
He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Billings.
Memorial services will be held graveside, Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 2:00 p. m. at Foote Cemetery
at Cove with Brother Jimmy Mabry officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.
Harry Van der Linden
(December 16, 1929 - October 2, 2010)
Harry Van der Linden, age 80, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, October 02, 2010 in Mena. He was born December 16, 1929 in Veghel, Netherlands to the late Johannas Van der Linden and the late Betsy Van der Linden. He was a master plumber by profession. He was a Canadian citizen. He was a loving father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and a friend to all who knew him.
He is survived by:
Daughters: Betsy Van der Linden of Fayetteville, Arkansas Barbara Van der Linden of Mena, Arkansas Janet Johnson of Mena, Arkansas
Son: Stephen Van der Linden of Kansas
Brothers: Johnn Van der Linden Adrain Van der Linden John Van der Linden
Sisters: Jans Van der Linden Toni Van der Linden Meit Van der Linden
10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his parents, Johannas and Betsy Van der Linden, and eight siblings.
Family and friends visitation will be Monday, October 4, 2010 from 6:00 – 8:00 p. m. at the Beasley- Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Billy Leon Baker
(November 20, 1935 - November 28, 2010)
Leon Baker, age 75, of Cove, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, November 28, 2010 in Mena, Arkansas. He was born November 20, 1935 in Cove, Arkansas to the late Elmer Baker and the late Mattie Pearl Cornelius Baker. He was a loving brother, uncle and friend and will be missed greatly by his family.
He is survived by:
Brother: Artis Baker of Vandervoort, Arkansas Charles E. Baker of Cove, Arkansas Douglas Donnie Baker of Vandervoort, Arkansas
Several nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Mattie Baker, and three brothers, James Alfred Baker, James Arnold Baker, and William Odair Baker.
Graveside services will be Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 2:00 p. m. at Pleasant Grove Cemetery
at Cove with Brother Larry Davis officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.
Visitation will be general.
Angela Vaudine Carr
(November 15, 1955 - November 21, 2010)
Angela Vaudine Carr, age 55 of Hot Springs, formerly of Mena, passed away Sunday, November 21, 2010 at her home. She was born November 15, 1955 in Beaumont, Texas to Clifford Carl Dingman and Vaudine White. She was a caregiver by profession and was a loving mother, daughter, sister and grand-daughter.
She is survived by:
Mother: Vaudine White of Mena, Arkansas
Father: Clifford Dingman of Neosha, Missouri
Sons: William Ronning of Benton, Arkansas Kevin Jackson of Hot Springs, Arkansas
Grandmother: Sadie Rogers of Mena, Arkansas
Sister: Lisa Ann Holiman and husband Ronnie of Benton, Arkansas
Ms. Carr was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Nelda Rae Fosmore
(March 17, 1935 - November 26, 2010)
Nelda Rae Fosmore, age 75, of Mena, went home to her Lord and Savior, Friday, November 26, 2010. She was born March 17, 1935 in Ashland, Oregon to the late Basil Victor Harvey and the late Ocie Ardella Kingery Harvey. She was married to the late James Edward Henry father of her children, until his death and then married Arthur Leroy Fosmore until his death. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and a friend to all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by:
Children: Edward Leroy Henry of Russellville, Arkansas Patricia Dianne Heard of Mena, Arkansas Bonnie Jean Leach of Mena, Arkansas Juanita June DePriest of Cove, Arkansas Jackie Lee Henry of Mena, Arkansas Johnnie Joe Henry of Mena, Arkansas Virgil Basil Henry of Mena, Arkansas Sherry Deanne Copelin of Mena, Arkansas
Sisters: Dorothy McPherron of Eugene, Oregon Ardella Blythe of Oak Habor, Washington
31 Grandchildren and Numerous Great-Grandchildren
Nelda Rae was preceded in death by her parents Basil and Ocie Harvey, her first husband James Henry, second husband Arthur Fosmore, one son, James Basil Henry, two brothers, Melvin Harvey and Francis Harvey and one sister, Edna Young.
A memorial service will be announced at a later time.
Mrs. Fosmore was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Kylie Ann Abarca
(November 24, 2010 - November 24, 2010)
Kylie Ann Abarca, infant daughter of Jorge and Carrie Worden Abarca of Gillham, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2010 in Little Rock, Arkansas. She is survived by:
Parents: Jorge and Carrie Abarca of the home
Big Sister: Annalise Abarca of the home
Grandparents: Simeon and Juana Abarca of Grannis, Arkansas Lisa and Fred Zanzaberg of Grannis, Arkansas Jimmy Worden of Little Rock, Arkansas
Great-Grandmothers: Wanda Jones of Mena, Arkansas Valentina Alarcon of Grannis, Arkansas
She was preceded in death by a sister, Brianna Abarca.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, November 29, 2010 at 10:00 a. m. at St. Juan Diego Chapel at Wickes with Father Jose Allerano as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Grannis Cemetery
under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.
Pallbearer will be Erick Abarca.
Lois Eileen Crow
(January 24, 1941 - November 21, 2010)
Lois Eileen Crow age 69 of Mena died Sunday, November 21, 2010 in Little River County. She was born on Friday, January 24, 1941 in Chester, Pennsylvania.
Lois was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and spoiling them. After retiring from co-owner a pest control business in Texas with her husband Red, they retired to Mena in 2004 and right away she went to work for Nan Gaddis as computer data professor. She was in a proposed business with George O’Daniel involving the management of Curves in Mena, where she would have started in January 2011. Lois was a very organized person and everything had its place. She was also an avid reader.
She is survived by her husband Horace “Red” Crow of the home; four sons Raymond Fernandez of St. Petersburg, Florida, Howard Crow of Meadville, Pennsylvania, Jay Crow of Lititz, Pennsylvania and Jeff Crow of Mena; four daughters Diane Fernandez of St. Petersburg, Florida, Lois Melissa Murr of Mesquite, Texas, Christy Lynn Good of McKinney, Texas and Kathy Conners of Colorado; one brother Norman Pyette of Tampa, Florida; twenty seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Crow has been sent for cremation under the direction of Hall Funeral Service in Mena. Services will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Mena Regional Support Foundation, P. O. Box 1526, Mena, Arkansas 71953 or the RMCC Foundation, 11 College Drive, Mena, Arkansas 71953.
Doyle "Mac" McCauley
(October 2, 1932 - November 17, 2010)
Mr. Doyle “Mac” McCauley, age 78, of Little Rock, Arkansas formerly of Wickes, passed away Wednesday, November 17, 2010 in Little Rock. He was born October 2, 1932 in Ada, Oklahoma to the late Preston McCauley and the late Jeannie Hall McCauley. He was a steelworker by profession and was also a veteran, serving his country in the United States Navy. He served 3 tours in Vietnam, 1 tour in Korea, 1 tour in Antarctica, 1 tour in Cuba and was in the U. S. Naval Fleet Reserves. Mac was also an expert wood worker and loved to work with electronics, and spent many years working in the Wickes School District. He was a loving father, grandfather, and friend.
He is survived by:
Sons: David McCauley of Benton, Arkansas Darel McCauley of North Little Rock, Arkansas
Daughters: Sheila Beavor of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi Sheri Richardson of Wickes, Arkansas
6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his parents, Preston and Jeannie McCauley, a sister, Nadine Mogi, and a grandson, Preston Charles McCauley.
Funeral services will be Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 2:00 p. m. at the Beasley-Wood Chapel under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.
(November 16, 2010 - November 16, 2010)
Sidney Romine, infant son of Bill and Teresa Romine of Hatfield, died Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at the Mena Regional Health system.
Survivors include his parents Bill and Teresa Romine of Hatfield; two brothers Dakota March of Hatfield and Colton Steven of Wickes; one sister Caroline March of Hatfield; parental grandparents Sidney and Rebecca Romine of Hatfield.
He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Bernie and Diane Harnage.
Graveside services are being held Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 2:00 P. M. at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery
in Hatfield under the direction of Hall Funeral Service in Mena.