Johnny “Umps” Hart

Posted in Obituaries on April 18th, 2014 by admin

Johnny Hart 001Johnny “Umps” Hart, of Carlisle, was born December 24, 1942 to Jess and Ethel Hart of Lonoke, Arkansas and he went to be with his Lord on April 16, 2014.  Johnny was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, and two brothers.

He is survived by two sons, Chris and Brad Hart of Carlisle; three grandsons, John Robert , Christopher, and Cory Hart of Carlisle; two brothers, Joe Dan Hart of McCrory and Pinky Hart of Fayetteville; the mother of his children, Sandra Hart of Carlisle, numerous nieces and nephews and his beloved dog “Buddy”.

Johnny was owner of Hart’s Liquor, Inc. in Hazen since 1975.  His joy in life was watching his grandsons participate in all Carlisle athletic events.  During his retired years, he took pride in maintaining the football and baseball fields for Carlisle  High School.

Johnny was a avid hunter, passing his love of duck hunting to his sons and grandsons.

He was a charter member of the Dirty Dozen Hunting Club.

The family wants to give a special thank you to Chambers Nursing Home, V.A. Hospital MICU unit, especially to Jeremy. 

Visitation will be Monday, April 21, 2014 from 6:00 TO 8:00 p.m. at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen.  Services will be 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, April 22 at the First United Methodist Church in Carlisle. Burial will be at the Carlisle Cemetery in Carlisle,  Arkansas.  The family requests memorials be made to the Carlisle High School Athletic Dept. or the Carlisle First United  Methodist Church.

Arrangements are by Westbrook Funeral Home of Hazen.

Lawrence Allen Stine

Posted in Obituaries on April 17th, 2014 by admin

Lawrence Allen Stine of Des Arc, a retired rice farmer and businessman, went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on April 15, 2014.  He was born April 16, 1930, in the Fairmount Community, Prairie County, Arkansas to Clyde and Estella Stine.  He is survived by his loving and faithful wife of 63 years, Melba Stine; three children, Alan Stine and wife, Cheryl of Fort Worth, Cindy Watkins and husband, Keith of Springdale, and Carla Springstead and husband, Gary of Des Arc; six grandchildren, Brooke Hood and husband, Caleb, Courtney Watkins, Casey Vincent and husband, Jason, Clayton Myers and wife, Liz, Erica Wood and husband, Patrick, and Alex Springstead; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, twin, Florence Mitchell and Shirley Sims; sister-in-law, Marion Simmons and numerous family members and a host of friends.

Lawrence served as founder, deacon and music leader for many years of his beloved church.  Anyone who was interested could always get a gospel song from him or even hitch a ride to a good old fashion gospel sing also most weeks.  Without exception each gathering of extended family ended with joyous singing, as each piano player tired, another family member would take over and the singing continued.

His father, grandfather, uncles and father-in-law were all pioneers of the rice farming industry in Prairie County.  He was active in leadership of the local farmer owned grain co-operative, Des Arc Grain Drying Co-operative, today a Riceland Foods facility with 29 years of service as President.  He was also active in several business ventures in the Des Arc area after retiring from farming.  In his later years, he teamed up with a good friend and discovered that hauling hot shot freight was enjoyable and proved a great way to put one of his great to work, making new friends.  His passion for the art of stained glass also emerged during retirement and he dearly loved to share his ideas and projects with all who would listen.

As most farmers involved in the agriculture industry are, Lawrence was an avid hunter and fisherman.  While hunting and fishing are learned as a skill in early life to provide food for the family the farming heartland of America, it went beyond this necessity for him. Hint, if you make it to his home ask to see his favorite fishing picture.  He also loved traveling to theNorth Dakota area for pheasant hunting during the annual hunting season with his fellow hunting and farming friends.

Visitation for Lawrence is Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 12:00 to 2:00 P.M. at his home in the Des Arc area.  Graveside services will follow at the Hazen Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Westbrook Funeral Home of Hazen.

Girtha Irene Harden

Posted in Obituaries on April 17th, 2014 by admin

Girtha Irene Harden of De Valls Bluff, passed away April 13, 2014 at Chambers Nursing Home in Carlisle.  She was the last survivor of 12 children.

Girth is survived by two sons, Charles E. Harden and Louie D. Harden; one daughter, Laverne Harden Nicholas; five grandchildren, Rhonda Nicholas Schurhamer, Dena Harden, Edward Harden, Jim Harden, Amy Harden; three great-granddaughters, Mackenzie Toombs Schurhamer, Khatya Toombs Schurhamer, and Sierra Harden.

Funeral services will be 3:00 P.M., Monday, April 21, 2014 at the Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel in Hazen.  Burial will be in the Hazen Cemetery.

Maudie L. Sayger

Posted in Obituaries on April 14th, 2014 by admin

Maudie L. Sayger, age 88, of Biscoe was born January 24, 1924 and passed away on April 12, 2014 at Chambers Nursing home in Carlisle, Arkansas.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Biscoe and taught Sunday School for a number of years.  Maudie was also a retired postmaster.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Rooker Phifer of Hazen; her husband, Paul W. Sayger; four sisters and one brother.

Maudie is survived by her daughter, Paulette (Jimmie) Hurt of Biscoe; two grandsons, Aron Hurt of Monette, Arkansasand Jason (Marie) Hurt of Springdale and three great granddaughters, Ava, Eliza, and Eleanor Hurt of Springdale.

The family would like to thank the Chamber Nursing Home and Mattie for the special care and love they gave to Maudie while she was there.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Biscoe.  Visitation will be from6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Monday, April 14, 2014 at the Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen.  Burial will be in the Hazen Cemetery.

Lula Marguerite Greenwalt

Posted in Obituaries on April 11th, 2014 by admin

Marguerite Greenwalt 001Lula Marguerite Greenwalt, 92 of Hazen, passed away on April 10, 2014 at Crestpark Retirement in Stuttgart due to an illness.
She was a born again Christian and a long time member of Calvary Baptist Church of Hazen.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Margaret Louise Bloomhart Booth referred to as “Mamaw” and Minor Forrest Booth referred to as “Yank”; her husband, Morris Edward Greenwalt; two sisters, Ona Booth and Nell Booth Reid and four brothers, Edwin Booth, Forrest Booth, John Booth, and Richard Booth.
Marguerite is survived by her son, James Morris Greenwalt of Hazen; her daughter, Elsie Marie Greenwalt Bohanan and husband, Ray of Stuttgart; two grandsons, Derek Ray Bohanan and wife Jenifer and Monty Edward Bohanan and wife, Jennifer both of Stuttgart; four great-grandchildren, Loren Elizabeth Bohanan, Molly Marie Bohanan, Rhett Bohanan and Landon Frizzell.
Marguerite showed great endurance for multiple adversities and challenges at various stages of her life, especially at the end when the Lord called her home to what we believe was a great family reunion.
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Monday, April 14, 2014 at the Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel in Hazen. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. prior to the service. Burial will be in the Center Point Cemetery.

Constance Elizabeth (Connie) Bednar

Posted in Obituaries on April 1st, 2014 by admin

connie bednarConstance Elizabeth (Connie) Bednar 75, of Hazen, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Connie was born November 12, 1938 in Jonesboro, the daughter of Joseph Constantine and Leah Vestal Willett.
After raising her family, she worked for Southwestern Bell, Arkansas Power & Light Company, Prairie Farmers Association, and owned, with her husband, Ray, Bednar’s Shop Rite grocery in Hazen.
She was preceded in death by her 8 year old daughter, Melissa Kay Bednar; her parents, J.C. and Vestal Willett, and a sister, Chris Morse.
Connie is survived by her husband, Raymond Bednar; two sons, Barry Bednar and wife, Angie of Atkins and Darren Bednar and wife, Donna of El Paso, Arkansas;
One daughter, Shelly Yielding of North Little Rock; two sisters, Bonnie Goad and Gayle Barnett and one brother, Randy Willett all of Jonesboro; five grandchildren, Brae and Hailey Bednar, Cody and Tyler Bednar and Zachary Yielding ; two great-grandchildren and two step-grandchildren, Jesse Moore and wife, Kristin and Michelle Grabel and husband, Brooks.
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Thursday, April 3, 2014 with Rosary following visitation at 7:00 at the Westbrook Funeral Home chapel in Hazen.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M., Friday, April 4, 2014 at St. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Slovak with burial following in the Slovak Catholic cemetery.
Arrangements are by Westbrook Funeral Home of Hazen.

Dorothy Martin Jones

Posted in Obituaries on April 1st, 2014 by admin

Dorothy Martin Jones, 76, retired elementary school teacher, passed away March 30, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer.  She was the widow of Donald Jones.  She leaves on daughter, Chris Flynn and one grandson, Austin Flynn; two sisters, Betty Smith and Sherry Courtney.  Dorothy grew up in Hazen, Arkansas and raised her family in North Little Rock and retired in Quitman.  She spent the last two years in Germantown, Tennessee, enjoying a second retirement.

Rosemary Hall DelGiorno

Posted in Obituaries on April 1st, 2014 by admin

Rosemary Hall DelGiorno age 86 of De Valls Bluff passed away March 27, 2014 at Springbrook Nursing Home in Hazen.  She was only there around a month and a half.  Before this she had lived with her son, Gabby DelGiorno and family for six years.  During this time she had a wonderful aide named Carol Brooks who loved her deeply.

Rosemary died peacefully as if she just fell asleep.  She was born on May 6, 1927 to Carroll and Grace Hall of De Valls Bluff and she was raised in “Hallville”.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gabriel DelGiorno, Sr., who was originally from Chicago and a daughter, Gilda DelGiorno Scarborough.

Surviving children are Pam DelGiorno; her children, son, Chris Stock (Amanda) and family of Carlisle, Anthony Stock of Conway Human Development Center, daughter, Misty Stock Eads (Richard) and daughters Maycen and Alyssa of Tuttle,

Oklahoma, grandson, Matt Eads, son, Gabby DelGiorno (Denise), daughter, Stacy (Chris) Howard of Springdale and son, Cody DelGiorno of De Valls Bluff.

The family would like to thank all at Springbrook Nursing Home for being so kind to their mother.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Sunday, March 30, 2014 at Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel in Hazen.  Burial will be in the Hazen Cemetery.

Max McCarty

Posted in Obituaries on April 1st, 2014 by admin

Max McCarty, resident of Hazen, Arkansas, passed away Friday, March 28, 2014 at the age of 86 years old.  Born December 28, 1927, at Woodrow, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Andy and Nancy Arizona (Everett) McCarty.

Mr. McCarty was a retired carpenter.  Aveteran of the Korean War, he served in the United States Army and awarded a purple heart for his service to our country.

In addition to his parents, Mr. McCarlty was preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce Tapley McCarty; four brothers, Billy, Bobby, Hazen, and Arnold McCarty; two sisters, Jessie George and Elva Jennings.

He is survived by hi8s wife, Pauline McCarty of Batesville; brother, Ted McCarty of St. Louis, Missouri; sister Jean Burnett of Greenville, Missouri; daughter, Sharon Vinson of Snyder, Texas; two sons, Larry McCarty and his wife, Michelle of Snyder, Texas, and Terry McCarty and his wife, Joie of Hazen, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Meghan and Mitchell McCarty of Hazen, Misty Pepper of Louisiana, Jeremy Vinson of Montana, Shawn Vinson of Snyder, Texasw and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Monday, March 31, 2014 at the Palestine Baptist Church near Heber Springs. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. prior to the service at the church.  Burial will be in the Pearson Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Westbrook Funeral Home of Hazen.