Tanya Linette Denton, age 41, of Watson, died, Saturday, January 2, 2015 at the Baptist Health Medical Center in Arkadelphia. She was born on Tuesday, May 7, 1974 to Glen Alex and Wanda Lugena Phillips Tunnell in Mena.
Tanya enjoyed listening to her son Tyler playing his guitar and singing George Jones songs and dancing. Her hobbies were making crafts, making flower arrangements and spending time with her nieces and nephews. Tanya was an avid OU fan and always looked forward to game day, always ready to yell, “BOOMER SOONER.” Tanya was a loving mother, daughter, sister, auntie and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.
Tanya is survived by, her parents, Al and Wanda Tunnell of Smithville; three sons, Tyler Denton of Watson, Cameron Denton of Watson and Jeremy Pruitt of Smithville; her fiancé, David Rather of Delight and his children, Dalton Rather, Dylan Rather, Drew Rather, Darla Rather all of Delight; brother, Aaron Tunnell and wife Jessica of Acorn; two sisters, Tina Hudson and husband Shane of Smithville and Kim Larucci and husband John of Mena; special friend, Wanda Fairless of Zafra; seven nieces and nephews, Lucas, Brantlee, Tessa, Kiersten, Regan, Alaina, and Tanner; one great niece, Hazely, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at The Crossing in Mena. Interment will follow in the Smithville Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, January 4, 2016 from 6-8 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena.
Pallbearers will be Tanner Hudson, Wayland Fairless, Doug Rose, Skyler Tanner, Chance Speaks and Brody Werst. Honorary Pallbearers will be Tyler Pruitt, Jody Higgins, James Foster and Greg Cunningham.