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Jennifer Bateman Boyd

Jennifer-Boyd-1Jennifer Bateman Boyd, age 72, of Mena passed away Saturday, December 26, 2015 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas.

Jennifer was born in El Dorado, Arkansas on April 2, 1943 to the late Henry Bateman and the late Mavis Moore Bateman. She was lovingly married to Harley Boyd for 51 years. She was a hardworking country girl who enjoyed listening to Elvis. Jennifer loved to travel visiting 49 of the 50 states, loving Alaska most. She loved to cook for her family and friends and enjoyed to hear Sharee sing. Being a country girl she loved horses, barrel racing, rabbits, dogs and hummingbirds. Jennifer was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend to all who knew her. She will be missed by all.

She is survived by husband, Harley Boyd of Mena, Arkansas; son, Dewayne Boyd and wife Tonja of Wichita, Kansas; grandchildren, Wyatt and Jaccey Boyd, and Ty Jones; son, Charley Boyd and wife Sharee of Mena, Arkansas; grandchildren, Meagan and Brennan Boyd; daughter, Deanna Boyd; uncle, Raymond Kelly and wife Pat; brother, Kenneth Bateman; and two cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Mavis Bateman.

Graveside service will be Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 2:00 p.m., Owens Chapel Cemetery in Acorn, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Family and friends visitation will be Wednesday, December 30, 2015 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

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