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Dennis Adam Buck

Dennis Adam Buck, 55, of Hatfield, Arkansas, affectionately known as “Uncle Buck” or “Buck”, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014 in his home.
Original from Bath, New York, Buck moved to Hatfield, Arkansas in 1992. Known for his carpentry skills, boisterous personality and time spent at “the office”, he touched many lives and made friends where ever he went.
He is survived by his mother Joan Buck and siblings of Bath, New York; his wife of 30 years Kim Buck; his children Rob McKinley, Jasmine Blair, Justina Buck, Zach Buck and Jade Buck; his grandchildren Kaydance, Kolyn, Cole, Lance, Zackary, Chloe, and Carmen. He is preceded in death by his father Robert Adam Buck of Bath, New York.
Buck’s love for the outdoors, his home and his family will be celebrated at a small memorial service on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 2:00pm at the family home. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions can be made at Union Bank to the “Dennis Buck Memorial.”

Gary Lee Kelly

Gary Lee Kelly, age 63, of Shreveport, Louisiana died Friday, March 28, 2014 in Shreveport. He was born on June 25, 1950 to Dillard and Hazel Hughes Kelly in Mena, Arkansas.
Gary has lived in Shreveport, Louisiana for the past 28 years. Gary was loved and respected by all that knew him.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Wynona Sue Kelly of Shreveport, Louisiana; his son; Shaun Kelly and wife, Candy of Shreveport, Louisiana; his daughter, Wynona Lee Kelly of Shreveport, Louisiana; his brother and sister in law, Ronald and Judith Kelly of Yocana; his sister and brother in law, Deanna and Robert Ferguson of Nunley; four granddaughters, Brionna Kelly, Jazmine Burrows, Alexis Jones and Shelby Armstrong; four grandsons, Dakota Kelly, Dominic Ruiz, Stone Armstrong and Justyn Stewart; several nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Memorial services will be Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena.

Klayton Edward Kelso

Klayton Edward Kelso, age 56 of Dandridge, passed away Monday, March 24, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness. He was a Training Director  for The Plateau Insurance Group Inc. Klayton served in the U.S. Navy from 1975-1981.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Janet Johnson Kelso who is buried in Mena, Arkansas.
Survivors include his wife, Sheree Vaughan Kelso; daughter, Tiffini Harris and husband Jeff of Lawrenceville, GA; father, Donald Dean Kelso of Mena, AR sisters, Kim Wallace of Gilmer, TX and Kristin Hayner of Mena, AR; brother, Kirk Kelso of Little Rock, AR; step daughter, Amy Kenner and husband, Aaron of Rogersville; step-son, Dr. Justin Hageman and wife Lindsey of Mission Hills, CA; grandchildren, Brooke and Natalie Harris; step grandchildren, Emma and Jacob Kenner, Sydney and Katelyn Hageman; father and mother-in-law, Edward and Wanda Vaughan of Rogersville; several nieces and nephews.
Visitation hours were 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville.
Funeral service will be conducted at 8:00 P.M. in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Andy Willis officiating. Graveside service will be 11:00 A.M., Friday, March 28, 2014 at the Eagleton Community Cemetery, Mena, AR with Military Honors under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home, Mena, AR
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to your local Humane Society.
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Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville is serving the Kelso family.

Mr. Robert Don Musgrave

Mr. Robert Don Musgrave, age 71, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away March 18, 2014 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
He was born July 23, 1942, the son of the late Charlie Musgrave and the late Mealie Martin Musgrave. Don was married to his love, Kathy Wilhite for 12 years. He was the owner and operator of Musgrave Construction Company at Wickes, Arkansas and was also a veteran of the Army Reserves. Don was very active in his community and loved hunting and golfing, and many passions, but his greatest joy was spending time with Kathy and his family. He was a wonderful, loving husband and family man and he will be greatly missed by all.
He was survived by his wife Kathy Wilhite Musgrave of the home; Daughter Stacey Musgrave of Mena, Arkansas; Son Adam Musgrave of Brinkley, Arkansas;
Sisters Joy Lemley of Little Rock, Arkansas and Juanita Shelby and husband Glen of Austin, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents Charlie and Mealie Musgrave.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Duckett Cemetery with Brother Steve Bradley officiating. Visitation was held on Friday, March 21, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Beasley-Wood Chapel.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.
Honorary pallbearers were his nephews Brent Lemley, Courtney Lemley, Chad Jones and Shane Jones and his son, Adam Musgrave.

Gerhard Powalka

Gerhard Powalka, age 87, of Mena, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014 in his home.
He was born December 13, 1926 in Koln, Germany to the late Karl Powalka and the late Clara Kowalik Powalka. He was a tool and die maker by profession, and especially loved traveling in his motorhome. Mr. Powalka was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend.
Survivors are daughter, Catherine Powalka and Larry of Mena, Arkansas; grand-daughter, Heidi Myers and husband Michael of Mena, Arkansas; and great grandchild, Shawnnessy Myers of Mena, Arkansas.
He was preceded in death by her parents, Karl and Clara Powalka and his wife, Dorothea Powalka.
Mr. Powalka was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.
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Linda Sherman Spoon

Linda Sherman Spoon, age 70, of Mena, Arkansas, was born March 11, 1944 and went to be with her Lord March 27, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
She was preceded in death by her father, Emmett Sherman of Mena, AR.  
She is survived by her husband, Ronnie Spoon of Mena, AR; her mother, Ruth Sherman of Mena, AR; one brother, Larry Sherman and wife Gwen of Nashville, AR; two children, Ronnie Borin and fiancé Charissa Ursua of Mena, AR; and Tammie Wheless and husband Darrell of Mena, AR; five step-children; Don Borin and wife Felicia of Ardmore, OK, Becky Hooten of North Little Rock, AR, Ronnie Spoon and wife Tracy of Miami, OK, Jerry Spoon and wife Bessy of Miami, OK and Leisa Eaton of Mena, AR; 3 grandchildren; Whitley Borin, Devin Wheless and Payton Wheless;  8 step-grandchildren, Michael, Mitchel, Morgan, Ronnie, Kayla and Ryan Weisinger, and Ashley Dixon, and Brandi Eaton; and 7 step-great-grandchildren, Kinley, Michael, Khloe, Cason, Kenneth, Dustin, and Ellie and a host of other family and friends.
A graduate of Mena High School, she worked for Rich Mountain Manor, Wal-Mart, Dr. Cook, Cowden’s and USA Drugs.
Linda will be remembered by family and friends as a hard worker whose love for people endeared her to the hearts of many.  Her love of music came from a family history of musical talent.  A treasured possession was her piano on which she enjoyed playing.  At the time of her death, the music “Beulah Land” was displayed on her piano and appropriately will be sung at her memorial service.  Years ago she made preparation to spend Eternity with her Lord in a place she longed for – “Beulah Land”.
Visitation was held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 29th at the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home Chapel.
A Celebration of Linda’s life was held Sunday, March 30th, at 2:00 p.m. at the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home in Mena.  Interment follows in Pinecrest Memorial Park.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Dixie Lee Walker

Dixie Lee Walker, age 69 of Watson, Oklahoma passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014 in Mena.
She was born September 12, 1944 in Winfield, Ohio to the late James Millfield Hartley and Esther Williams Hartley. She was married to the late Larry Merle Walker and was a loving homemaker. Dixie was a member of the Mena Church of God World Wide Association. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her. She will be dearly missed.
She is survived by sons, Mike Walker and wife Dana of Atlanta, Georgia, Jasper Hartley and wife Terisia of Vandervoort, Arkansas; daughter: Barbara Bellone and husband Peter of Watson, Oklahoma; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren; brothers: Jim Hartley and wife Toni of Columbus, Ohio, Gary Hartley and wife Frances of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, Bobby Hartley and wife Charlotte of Wickes, Arkansas, Lonnie Hartley of Meridan, Mississippi.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Esther Hartley, husband, Larry Merle Walker, brother, Eddie Hartley, and sisters, Clara Mae Hartley and Elaine Hartley.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 10:00 a.m. at the Pleasant Grove Church of the Nazarene in Cove with Brother Gary Hartley and Brother Bob Hartley officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral of Mena.
Family and friends visitation was Monday, March 31, 2014 from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Bobby Hartley, Clayton Wallace, Jackie Hartley, Brandon Kline, Ronnie Deer, and Chase Caudill. Honorary pallbearer is Peter Bellone.