Roy Craig Phillips

Posted in Obituaries on June 6th, 2014 by admin

Roy Phillips 001-001Roy Craig Phillips 71, of Jersey, Arkansas, formerly of Carlisle went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 3, 2014.  He was a painter by trade and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and drinking coffee on the front porch of his home, “Lazy Acres”.

Roy was born April 29, 1943 in Prairie County, Arkansas.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Othea and Berthia Phillips and siblings, Ola Putt, Wayne Phillips, and Joyce Ingle. 

He is survived by his eight children, Roy Joe Phillips, Carolyn Wilson, Shawna Lenz, Bobby Douglas, Raymond (Kathy) Douglas, Robin (James) Wilson, Lori (Darrin) Purfaoy, Shannon (Lance) Hollis; siblings, Finus Phillips, Ruth Morgan, and Etta Edens; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Roy was divorced from Vera Antrobus and Carolyn Phillips.

Visitation will be Friday, June 6, 2014  from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen.  Graveside service will be 2:00 P.M., Saturday, June 7 at the Center Point Cemetery.

Martha Ann (Brown) Piety

Posted in Obituaries on June 5th, 2014 by admin

Martha Ann (Brown) Piety of Hazen, left the loving presence of her family on June 3, 2014.  She was born July 18, 1944 to Lloyd E. and Thelma Lorene Brown of Lonoke.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 ½ years, Marion Ralph Piety; her father, Lloyd E. Brown, Sr., and her brother Lloyd E. Brown, Jr. .

She is survived by daughters, Pam Hill of Lonoke, Teresa Piety of Hazen and Karen Piety of Arizona; step-son, Marty Piety of Beebe; mother, Thelma Lorene (Ward) Brown; brothers, Lewis (Betty) Brown, Buddy (Pat) Brown, Marty (Dianne) Brown, and Clyde Brown all of Lonoke, Jack Brown of Carlisle, and Dale Brown of Austin; sisters, Sharon (R.V.) Bullock of Lonoke, Shirley (Carroll) Evants of De Valls Bluff, Anita (Mel) Jameson of Quinlan, Texas, and Barbara (Kenneth) Loftis of Sheridan.

She was a loving grandmother to Richie, Elexas, Clay, Becca, and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Friday, June 6, 2014 at Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel in Hazen.  Visitation will be from 11:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the chapel prior to the service.

Private graveside services will be at a later date.

Arrangements by Westbrook Funeral Home of Hazen.  Online obituary at

Thomas Mack Isbell

Posted in Obituaries on June 2nd, 2014 by admin

Thomas Mack Isbell, age 72, of Hazen, Arkansas went to his heavenly home on Saturday, May 31, 2014.  He was born to Henry and Hazel King Isbell on June 18, 1941 in Hazen.  Tommy is survived by his wife of 53 years, Becky Newsom Isbell; son, Jeff  (Freida) Isbell of Hazen; daughter, Jill Childress of Beebe; four granddaughters, Ashton Gray, Gracien Childress, Carcien Childress, and Brandy Snider; one grandson, Cole Isbell; five great granddaughters, Isabelle Gray, Calle Gray, Khloe Isbell, Cameron Snider, and Emma Snider; one sister, Clara June (Jim) Bednar of Slovak; one brother, Larry Isbell of Austin and a host of family and friends.

Tommy was a life long resident and business owner of Isbell’s Wrecker, Radiator and Muffler Shop in Hazen for over 50 years.  He loved hunting and fishing, but most of all, he loved his precious grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation is from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.  at Westbrook Funeral Home on Monday, June 2, 2014.  Funeral services are 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Hazen by Bro. Christian VanHouten and Bro. Wayne Snider.  Pallbearers are Travis Isbell, Randy Bednar, Jimmy Bednar, Ed Smith, Lindsey Smith, and Ted Burnett.  Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Lisko, David Duch, Danny Rieke, Buddy Sims, Russell Thompson and Calvin Bock.

Interment is in the Hazen Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Westbrook Funeral Home of Hazen.