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Frankie Owens

Mr. Frankie Owens, age 69, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2024, in Mena, Arkansas. He was born August 28, 1954, to the late Robert Melvin and Jewell Dean (Titsworth) Owens, in Mena, Arkansas.

Frankie was best known for working for the tobacco distributing company with Troy Varner. His customers on his route affectionately referred to Frankie as “The Candyman.” He was also known as an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting, fishing, front-porch sitting and watching the deer, and anything that involved being outside. He could often be found spending time with friends at Larry’s Corner and the Elks Lodge.

Mr. Owens is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Melvin and Jewell Dean (Titsworth) Owens, brothers, Robert Eugene Owens, Donny Owens, Wayne Owens, and Dennis Owens.

He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Jane Owens; son, Drew Owens and wife Michaela; daughters, Cortney Luvera and husband Anthony, Valerie Oglesby; 7 grandchildren; sisters, Melissa Owens, Julie Hammond and husband Jack; niece, Renee Gann; nephew, Taylor Redding; as well as by a host of other family and friends too numerous to mention.

Services for Mr. Frankie Owens will be held at 2:00 p.m., at the First Christian Church in Mena, Arkansas, on Thursday, January 25, 2024. Brother Rob Williams and Brother Alvin Rosson will be officiating under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Nunley Cemetery in Nunley, Arkansas. Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 24, 2024, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Pallbearers are Larry Dunaway, Eric Hughes, Skip Smith, Ray Baker, Taylor Redding, and Rex Baker. Honorary Pallbearers will be Steve Bell, Lanny Ozanich, Barry Emerson, Pete Hillard.

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