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Essie Jeanelle Loyd

Essie Jeanelle Loyd, age 65, of Wickes, passed away Monday, January 30, 2023 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was born on Saturday, October 19, 1957, to Clarence G. Caswell and Esta Lee Caswell in Boise, Idaho.

Essie loved helping others. She made her living in her earlier years as a Home Health aide where she enjoyed seeing and taking care of her patients. Essie was known for raising quarter horses and met many people she grew quite fond of during her times of buying and selling horses. She loved her children and enjoyed watching her grandkids participate in any of their activities. Essie was a loving mother, daughter, sister and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Sonya Turner; her brother Butch Caswell; and her sister Sharron Mayo.

Essie is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Amanda Hambrecht and husband Mike of Hot Springs; one son, Justin Loyd of Wickes; five grandchildren, Adrienne Neal and husband Curtis of Vandervoort, Alec Frachiseur of Vandervoort, Zae-lei Frachiseur of De Queen, Eli Loyd of Wickes and Klara Loyd of Wickes; two great-grandchildren, Alec Frachiseur, Zae-lei Frachiseur, Hayden Neal and Harley Neal; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Cremation services are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.

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