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Argus John “Choc” Horton

Mr. Argus John “Choc” Horton, age 91, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014 at his home.

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He was born January 11, 1923 in Jensen, Utah, the son of the late Thomas and Victoria Horton.  He was happily married for 70 years to Monnie Hendrix.  Choc was a mechanic by trade, but was a loyal servant to his country and his community, always there to help a neighbor and proudly serving in the United States Navy in World War II.  He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, and helped out by driving their van often.  He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion and was a founding member of the Shady Grove/Rocky Fire Department.   He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend.  Choc never met a stranger, and always had a smile on his face, and for this will be forever remembered by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Monnie Horton of the home; children, Randy Horton and wife Becky of Mena, Arkansas; grandchildren Randall Horton and wife Sarah of Mena, Arkansas; Rachael Hopper and husband Linden of Mena, Arkansas; great-grandchildren Ruby Hopper, Bella Horton, Remington Hopper, Layla Horton, and Dustin Choc Horton (on the way); special nieces Mildred McLain of Mena, Arkansas; Vicki Agee of Mena, Arkansas; nephew Franklin Nunnelee of Bella Vista, Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents Thomas and Victoria Horton and a son Jerry Horton.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Beasley-Wood Chapel with Brother Donnie Jewell officiating.  Interment follows in Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Monday evening, July 14th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Brian Hilton, Mike Rostollan, Eddie Terrell, Sam Waters, Terry Terrell, Randy Horton, Randall Horton, and Linden Hopper.  Honorary pallbearer will be Lee Gandy.

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