Mary Alice McKenzie

Posted in Obituaries on October 30th, 2014 by admin

mary mckenzieMary Alice McKenzie, age 76, of Furlow passed away on October 27, 2014. Mary was born on November 8, 1937 to Lawrence Edward Floyd and Blanche Layton in Biscoe. She was married to Bruce McKenzie on December 8, 1957 and they made their home in Fort Worth, Texas for four years. They then moved to North Little Rock where they lived for 32 years. They presently reside in Furlow, Arkansas. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in North Little Rock for 32 years. She was a wonderful mother and homemaker. She worked as a doctor’s assistant in her early career and later on for H&R Block, retiring four years ago. She dearly loved her animals, loved to travel, and also loved sports, especially when watching her sons play.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Curtis and Vergie McKenzie; four brothers and three sisters.
She leaves behind her loving husband of 56 years, Bruce McKenzie; her two sons, Scott McKenzie of North Little Rock and Greg McKenzie (Lisa) of Furlow; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, Robert Floyd of Biscoe, and one sister, Dorothy Carroll of Beebe.
To celebrate her life, there will be a visitation on Saturday, November 1, from 12:00 to 2:00 P.M., with a funeral service to follow at 2:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church of Biscoe, 444 No. Dixon, Biscoe, Arkansas with b
Brother Robert McDaniel officiating. Burial will be at the Hazen Cemetery, Highway 11 South, Hazen, Arkansas following the service.  Pallbearers will be Ronnie Schroeder of Hot Springs, Lawrence Meyer of heber Springs, Richard Carroll of Benton, Randy Schroeder of Alexander, Brian Schroeder of Stuttgart and Jim Rabeneck of Stuttgart.   Memorials may be made to the Lonoke City Animal Shelter, Arkansas Hwy. 31, Lonoke, Arkansas 72086.
Funeral services entrusted to Westbrook Funeral Home, 183 North Livermore St., Hazen, Arkansas 72064.

Patricia Ann Hill Craig

Posted in Obituaries on October 27th, 2014 by admin

Patricia Ann Hill Craig, age 89, of Rogers, died October 26, 2014. She was born in De Valls Bluff, Arkansas on April 6, 1925, to Roy F. and Pearl Higgins Hill. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, and her husband, Clarence C. Craig whom she married on November 23, 1945. Pat is survived by her brother, Dr. Roy F. Hill of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; two sons, Joe Craig (Janice) of Rogers, Arkansas and Jim Craig of Branson, Missouri; four grandchildren, Sarah Lambeth (Mike), Yancey Craig (Jill), Meredith Sims ( Cory), and Mallory Craig; five great-grandchildren and four nieces and one nephew.
After graduating from De Valls Bluff High School, Pat attended Hendrix College, Texas State College for Women, and Arkansas State University where she completed her Masters of Science degree in education. She taught in the Biscoe, Jonesboro, and Bentonville School Districts. A member of First Christian Church in Rogers, she became very involved in its food bank, G.R.U.B. She enjoyed needlepoint, golf, travel, reading and the Razorbacks. Most of all, she loved her family and her roots “down home” in Prairie County.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, November 21, 2014 at First Christian Church in Rogers. Memorial graveside service will be held in De Valls Bluff at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to G.R.U.B., the food bank at First Christian Church, 905 So. 13th Street, Rogers, Ar. 72756.

Melvia Mullins

Posted in Obituaries on October 27th, 2014 by admin

Melvia Mullins, 71, died in Avoca, Arkansas on October 25, 2014. Survivors include Michelle Chadwick, Carla Gamman, Shawni Mullins and Peggy Moore. She had 7 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren, and 12 great great grandchildren. Visitation will be at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 12:00 to 2:00 P.M. with a graveside service in De Valls Bluff at Oakland Cemetery at 2:00 P.M.

Tommy Raye Flippo

Posted in Obituaries on October 18th, 2014 by admin

Tommy Raye Flippo passed away at his home in Hazen, Arkansas after along battle with C.O.P.D.

Tommy was born in Huff, Arkansas but grew up in Pleasant Plains. He was baptized in Flippo chapel at an early age in Pleasant Plains. He graduated from Pleasant Plains High School.

He married Linda Priest of De Valls Bluff, Arkansas on December 22, 1961.

Tommy was preceded iin death by his mother, Gladys Flippo and brother, Bobby Lynn Flippo.

After working for the city of Hazen for 10 years, he retired because of illness.

Tommy leaves behind his wife, Linda; two son’s, Tommy Jr. of Hazen and Johnny Flippo and wife, Sherry of Little Rock; two grandsons, Ross Simpson of Fayetteville and Ryan Flippo of Little Rock; father, Carl Flippo of Batesville; twin sister, Wanda Flippo of Heber Springs; sister, Ruby Gilpatrick and husband, Calvin of Fayetteville; brother’s Carl Flippo of Hot Springs and L.W. Flippo and wife, Lynda of Sommerville, Tennessee and several loving nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Monday, October 20, 2014 at the Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen. Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, October 21 at the Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Pleasant Plains Cemetery near Bald Knob.

Florence Opal Roberts

Posted in Obituaries on October 7th, 2014 by admin

Florence Opal Roberts, 90, of Dallas, Texas, formerly of De Valls Bluff, Arkansas flew into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Monday evening, October 6, 2014 surrounded by her son George and her extended Dallas family. She was loved by many and will be missed.

Florence was born to Neeley and Della Kent Edge on December 30, 1923. She was a retired postal employee, a former mayor of De Valls Bluff, and a major civic leader.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Hall and husband, George “Buddy” Roberts; son, Jimmy Lynn Hall; brothers, Delbert and Ed Edge, and a sister, Inez Minton.

Florence leaves behind her son, George E. Roberts, Jr. of Dallas, Texas; granddaughter’s, Karen Harlow of Olive Branch, Mississippi and Jan Barnes of Jonesboro, Arkansas; great-grandsons, Gary Brown of Dallas, Texas and Garrett and Jared Barnes both of Jonesboro, Arkansas; great-great grandson, Jayden Brown of Dallas; niece, Maxine Petrus of Des Arc, Arkansas; two great-nieces, Francine Dickson of Des Arc and Karen Jo Petrus of Little Rock; great nephew, Delbert Minton of England, Arkansas; Sandra Hart, a very special person and extended family and scores of friends and extended family both here and in Dallas.

Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen. Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M., Friday, October 10, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in De Valls Bluff. Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery in De Valls Bluff.