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Karen Faye Hamby

Karen Faye Hamby, age 65, of Watson, Oklahoma, passed away Saturday, October 10, 2020 in Ft. Smith.

She was born May 16, 1955 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Houston Mayabb and the late Ruby Armstrong Mayabb. She was a homemaker, and poultry breeder and farmer and worked hard in her chicken houses. Karen loved to bowl and sew and enjoyed hunting arrow heads and rocks and the casino. She also loved her sweets and her coffee, and liked to order jewelry, but her favorite thing was to spend time with her grandchildren.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend and will be greatly missed.

She is survived by: son Joshua Lee Hamby and wife Jamaica; daughter Elizabeth Jane Bond and husband Daniel; grandchildren: Alex Hamby, Jackson Hamby, and Logan and Reese Bond; sisters: Linda Lowrimore and Sharon Williams; nieces: Tina Gibson and family and Sara Emmert and family; nephews: Jeremy Parnell and family, Terry Scott and family, Jerry Mayabb and family and Billy Williams and family; and a host of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, James Mayabb, a sister, Lola Woods, and 2 nephews, Justen Lowrimore and Donny Williams.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Watson

Cemetery in Waston, Oklahoma with Brother Todd Webb officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Visitation will be Tuesday evening, October 13 th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Alex Hamby, Jeremy Parnell, Terry Mayabb, Gary Gibson, Hunter Gibson, Caleb Emmert, Billy Williams and Randy Emmert.

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