Emra Kathryn (Kathy) Grant
(November 2, 1955 - November 14, 2011)
Emra Kathryn (Kathy) Grant was born to William Thomas and Bernice Walker Tackett on November 2, 1955 in Sweet Home, Oregon. She went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus on November 14, 2011 at Texarkana, Texas at the age of 56 years and 12 days.
She was united in marriage to Billy Frank Grant, Sr. on September 28, 1974. They had one son, Billy Frank Grant,, Jr. She was a processor for 27 years at the Pilgrims Pride Processing Plant and was of the Nazarene Faith. She loved to go camping and fishing, and enjoyed cooking and crocheting and liked reading and doing puzzles. Kathy was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and was a friend to many. She will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her loving husband Billy Grant of DeQueen, Arkansas
Son: Billy Grant, Jr. of the United States Army
Mother: Bernice Tatum of Gillham, Arkansas
Sisters: Robin and husband Deryl Taylor of Tillmook, Oregon Janice Tatum Tucker of Poteau, Oklahoma
Brothers: William Tackett and wife Lynn of Sweet Home, Oregon Tom Tackett and wife Barbara of Sweet Home, Oregon Robert Tatum and wife Alicia of Gillham, Arkansas Lewis Tatum and wife Elisabeth of Waco, Texas
Brothers- In-Law: Thomas Grant and wife Consuelo of Cove, Arkansas John Grant of Watson, Oklahoma
Sisters-in- Law: Rose Huff and husband Rick of Watson, Oklahoma Ruth Starr and husband Norris of Mena, Arkansas
She was preceded in death by her father, William Tackett and a brother, James Tackett.
Funeral services will be Friday, November 18, 2011 at 10:00 a. m. at Pleasant Grove Church of the Nazarene Brother Bobby Tatum officiating. Interment follows in Pleasant Grove Cemetery
at Cove under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.
Visitation for family and friends will be Thursday evening, November 17th, from 6:00 to 8:00 p. m. at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be John Roberts, Keith Roberts, Glenn Roberts, Arbus “Slim” Manns, Jerry Petit, and Renzer Vance.
Estelle Laverne "Penny" Hensley
(November 26, 1933 - November 13, 2011)
Mrs. Estelle Laverne “Penny” Hensley, age 77, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2011 in Mena.
She was born November 26, 1933 in Octavia, Oklahoma to the late Manassie “Bob” Lawrence and the late Ethel Linville Lawrence. Mrs. Hensley was a restaurant worker by trade and was of the Protestant faith. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend.
She is survived by:
Sons: Gary Hunt of Albany, Oregon Ben Hunt and wife Debra of Mena, Arkansas Danny Hunt of Mena, Arkansas Donny Hunt and wife Jodie of Mena, Arkansas
Daughter: Sandra Byrd
12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren
Brothers: Jerry Lawrence of Lyons, Oregon J. D. Lawrence Curtis Lawrence of Portland, Oregon
Sisters: Opal Smith and Bertha Stiles of Mena, Arkansas Shirley Callahan of Culver, Oregon
She was preceded in death by her parents, by a daughter, Sharon Gentry, a sister, Ruby Lawrence, and a brother, R. B. Lawrence.
Graveside services will be Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 2:00 p. m. at Pleasant Hill Cemetery
in Hatfield with Brother Chad Hill officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation for family and friends will be Wednesday evening, November 16th from 6:00 to 8:00 p. m. at the funeral home.
Mary Irene Rose Milam
(March 5, 1941 - November 13, 2011)
Mary Irene Rose Milam, age 70, of Grannis, Arkansas, left this life on Sunday, November 13, 2011 in the Baker Community.
She was born March 5, 1941 in Wickes, Arkansas to the late Roy Lester Rose and the late Rita Elizabeth Hathaway Rose. She was united in marriage to the late Marvin Earl Milam on September 26, 1959. She was a poultry farmer and raised chickens for over 40 years for Tyson and was a member of the Wickes Pentecostal Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend.
She is survived by:
Daughter: Arlene Hoglan and husband Steve of Wickes, Arkansas
Son: David Earl Milam and wife Vickie of Wickes, Arkansas
Grandchildren: Glen Johnson and wife Crystal of Towanda, Pennsylvania Bryan Johnson and wife Amanda of Wickes, Arkansas April Deberry and husband James, II of Dexter, Missouri
Great- Grandchildren: Ty, Trevor, Taylor and Lacy Johnson of Towanda, Pennsylvania Ethan Johnson of Wickes, Arkansas James and Ashton Deberry of Dexter, Missouri
Brothers: Raymond, Lester, and Norman Rose
Sisters: Doris Harp, Janice Rose, and Alice McKenzie
Numerous nieces and nephews and a special friend, Dalphus “Doc” Baldwin.
Graveside services will be Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 2:00 p. m. at Baker Cemetery
at Wickes with Paul Rose and Brother Chris Burke officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be Tuesday evening, November 15th from 6:00 to 8:00 p. m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Phillip Rose, Tim Rose, Danny Johnson, Mitchell Tidwell, Larry Wilcher, and Rodney Provence. Honorary pallbearer is Kennith Rose.
Myrtie Stubblefield McLain
(October 2, 1919 - November 11, 2011)
Myrtie Stubblefield McLain, age 92, of Texarkana, Texas, passed away Friday, November 11, 2011.
She was born October 02, 1919, in Nacogdoches, Texas to the late James A. Stubblefield and the late Mitte Daily Stubblefield. Myrtie was of the Baptist faith and a homemaker. She was a loving sister, aunt, and a friend to all who knew her.
She is survived by:
Sister: Claydine Robinson and husband Roger of Mena, Arkansas
Nieces: Dixie McMullen and husband Dave of Nash, Texas Barbara Hodge of Mena, Arkansas
Nephew: Roger Robinson and wife Pam of Grand Cane. Louisiana
Great-Niece: Jennifer Smith of Nash, Texas
Great-Nephew: Kevin McMullen of Nash, Texas
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Mitte Stubblefield, her husband, Isaac Munson McLain and son Charles McLain.
Mrs. McClain was interred Monday, November 14, 2011 at Nunley Cemetery
under the direction of the Beasley-wood Funeral
Susan Kay Bowen
(July 3, 1956 - November 7, 2011)
Susan Kay Bowen, age 55, of Smithville, Oklahoma, passed away Monday, November 7, 2011 in Ft. Smith.
She was born July 3, 1956 in Camden, Arkansas to Maurice Primm and the late Shirley Ann Hackler Primm. She was united in marriage to William E. Bowen on April 12, 1980. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Octavia Baptist Church. Mrs. Bowen got the most out of life, and loved cooking, fishing and riding four wheelers. Her biggest joy, however, was spoiling her grandkids, who, along with the rest of her family, will miss her every day.
She is survived by:
Husband: William E. Bowen of Smithville, Oklahoma
Son: Justin Wade Bowen of Smithville, Oklahoma
Daughter: Susan Denette Bowen of Mena, Arkansas
Grandsons: Hunter Wade Bowen of Smithville, Oklahoma Tanner “Bitty” Wade Bowen of Smithville, Oklahoma Briar Dean Taylor of Mena, Arkansas
Father: Maurice Primm of Mena, Arkansas
Sisters: Diane Smith of Ft. Smith, Arkansas Linda Rowe of Mena, Arkansas
Aunt: Pat Post of Kingsland, Arkansas
Uncles: Larry Primm of Maumelle, Arkansas Jerry Hackler of Shreveport, Louisiana
Numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Shirley Ann Hackler Primm.
Funeral services will be Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 2:00 p. m. at Octavia Baptist Church with Brother Ed Rogers officiating. Interment follows in Six Mile Cemetery
under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be general.
Charles Russell "Rus" Venable
(January 7, 1967 - November 6, 2011)
Mr. Charles Russell “Rus” Venable, age 44, of North Little Rock, Arkansas, formerly of Mena, passed away Sunday, November 6, 2011 at his home.
He was born January 7, 1967 in Mena, Arkansas to Charles Venable and Patsy Wright Venable. He was owner-operator of Massimo Furniture Store in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was a loving son, brother, and friend and will be missed by those who knew him.
He is survived by:
Parents: Charles and Patsy Venable of Mena, Arkansas
Brother: Travis Venable of North Little Rock, Arkansas
And by countless friends and relatives.
Memorial services will be held Friday, November 11, 2011 at 2:00 p. m. at the First United Methodist Church in Mena with Reverend Gary Harrison officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Potluck Food Rescue for Arkansas at potluckfoodrescue.org or to your local Humane Society.
MS. MINNIE MAE ROSS NOV. 7TH 2011
Ms. Minnie Mae Ross, age 78, a resident of Mena, Arkansas died Monday, November 7, 2011 in Mena.
She was born November 29, 1932 in Lockesburg, Arkansas. She was a former custodian at the Sevier County Courthouse and a member of the First Baptist Church in Cove, Arkansas.
Ms. Ross was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Georgia Tidd Ross; companion, Leon Smith and eight brothers and sisters.
She is survived by one daughter; Janet Darlene Smith Ross Westbrook Ernest and husband Douglas of Wichita, Kansas; one son, Lonnie Joe Ross of Mena, Arkansas; three granddaughters, Alisha Kay Westbrook Cardby and Melissa Renee Johnson both of Wickes and Mattie Joe Ross of Mena; four grandsons, Terry Allan Ross and John Henry Westbrook Johnson both of Wichita, Kansas and Wyatt John Ross and Weston Dale Ross both of Mena, Arkansas; one brother, Tommy Ross; two sisters, Elise Faye and Lillie Bell Harmon; 6 great-grandchildren, and a number of step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Graveside Services for Ms. Ross will be held at 10:00 a. m., Thursday, November 10, 2011 in the Redmen Cemetery
in De Queen with Rev. Ron Ladd officiating. Burial will follow in the Redmen Cemetery
under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p. m., Wednesday, November 9th at the funeral home.
Alexander Cole Masters
June 26, 1990 - November 3, 2011
Alexander Cole Masters, age 21, of Mena died Thursday, November 3, 2011 at his home. He was born on Tuesday, June 26, 1990 to Timothy Glenn and Lisa Johnette Hughes Masters in Conroe, Texas.
Alex enjoyed life and lived life to the fullest. He graduated high school from North Lamar High School in Paris, Texas in 2008, where he played soccer. After graduating high school, he attended East Texas Baptist University, where he was a junior, majoring in Psychology. Alex was very active in his youth group at the First Baptist Church in Paris, Texas, where he went on several youth mission trips, including ones to New Orleans during the recovery of Hurricane Katrina, New York City, and Waco, Texas. Alex was passionate about his music and loved to play his guitar and keyboard. He was self taught and considered this to be one of his greatest accomplishments in life. He loved his family and had a special place in his heart for his niece and two nephews. Alex was a big fan of both the University of Texas and the University of Arkansas football teams. He also enjoyed going camping, fishing and playing his video games. Alex will be missed by all who knew him.
Alex is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Helen Masters and one uncle David Masters.
Survivors include his parents, Tim and Lisa Masters of Mena; one brother, Neal Del Rio Masters of Hot Springs; two sisters, Anna Masters of Rogers and Hillary Del Rio Williams and husband Greg of Owasso, Oklahoma; Paternal grandfather, T. C. Masters of Mena; his maternal grandparents, Johnny and Ann Hughes of Bastrop, Louisiana; uncles and aunts, Jerry and Karen Masters of Little Rock, Martin and Betty Gilbert of Fayetteville, Mike and Barbara Shepard of Mena, Martha Masters of Mena, Doug and Alma Hughes, Pat Hughes, Jane and Scotty Jones, Ben Hughes all of Bastrop, Louisiana, two nephews Truett Nieto of Rogers and Cohen Williams of Owasso, Oklahoma; one niece Clara Grace Williams of Owasso, Oklahoma; several cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services will be Monday, November 7, 2011 at 2:00 P. M. at First Baptist Church in Mena with Dr. David McCord and Brother Tony VanDerWilt officiating. Interment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Garden in Mena. Visitation will be Sunday, November 6, 2011from 2:00-5:00 P. M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.
Memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church Youth Group, P. O. Box 489, Paris, Texas 75461.