Beverly Joyce Rhodes

Posted in Obituaries on November 18th, 2014 by admin

Beverly Joyce Rhodes, 66, of England passed away on November 16, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Rhodes of Stuttgart; her mother, Dorothy Faye Lawson of Stuttgart; her father, Charles A. Jenkins of Dallas, Texas; her step-father, Raymond Lawson of England, Arkansas; her brother, Gerry A. Jenkins of Aurora, Colorado and her two children, Angela Diane Evans and Scott Eugene Evans of Stuttgart.
She is survived by her sister, Sharon (Steve) Berryman of Brandon, Mississippi; her brothers, Charles (Pearl) Jenkins of Jacksonville, Arkansas and Mike (Melinda) Lawson of North Little Rock; also, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who loved her very much.
The family wishes to express there gratitude to Beverly’s close friends, Grace and Robert Hankins of England for their love and care of Beverly.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M., Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel in Hazen. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. prior to the service. Burial will be in the Hazen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to County Line Missionary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 311, England, Arkansas 72046.

Ruby Pearl Kelly

Posted in Obituaries on November 9th, 2014 by admin

Ruby KellyRuby Pearl Kelly, 86, of Hazen, died November 8, 2014 at Baptist Health in Stuttgart.  She was born south of Carlisle on February 22, 1928.  She was retired from Remington Arms Corp.  Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Maudie Ingle; her husband, Robert Kelly; an infant son, Bobby Joe; infant granddaughter, Gracie Chase; two sisters, Hazel Newton and Carolyn Jackson and one brother, Franklin Ingle.  Survivors include two daughters, Linda Graves and husband, Tommy of Hazen and Sharon Fairchild and husband, Jim of Cabot; two brothers, Bobby Ingle and Ernest Dale Ingle both of Hazen; three sisters, Faye Spicer of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Joyce Sok of Downey, California, and Dorothy Mertsoc of Encinitas, California; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the Center Point Baptist Church with burial in Walter’s Chapel Cemetery south of Carlisle.  Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Monday, November 10, 2014 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen.

Catherine Leffin Proctor

Posted in Obituaries on November 8th, 2014 by admin

Catherine Leffin Proctor 001Catherine Leffin Proctor, 89,  of Hazen, died November 7, 2014.  She was born August 20, 1925 to Jean and Matilda (Hoen) Leffin in Eupen, Belgium.  She attained a chemical technology degree in Aachen, Belgium in 1944.  During the war she was employed as a chemist in a chocolate factory.  She married C.S. Proctor on June 15, 1946.  They settled in Hazen, Arkansas, and her parents soon joined them.  She has two sons, Bruce Proctor (Pat) of North Little Rock and Charles Proctor (Sara) of Hazen.

Catherine always worked in the family business.  Their first enterprise was a gas station which included the bus stop and in 1949 they established Proctor Tire Service.  She was an astute businesswoman and continued to work well into her 80’s.

Catherine was an active member of St. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Slovak.  Her many activities included altar society, flower committee and making banners for the church.  She was instrumental in promoting CYO and Search programs for Catholic high school students in Arkansas.  As an adult sponsor,”Ms. Katie”, worked tirelessly to ensure the Catholic teens had opportunities to develop and share their faith with others.  The diocese recognized her contributions with the For God & Youth Award in 1977.  She enjoyed opera, ballet, and classical music.  It was her delight to introduce many young people to these interests over the years.

Catherine is survived by her sons, Bruce and Charles, and grandchildren, David, John, Christen, and James.

Visitation will be Sunday, November 9th from 4 to 6 p.m. followed by a rosary at St. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Slovak.  Funeral mass, officiated by Rev. Phillip Reaves, will be Monday, November 10th  at 10:00 A.M. in Slovak.

Special thanks to Dr. Chris Morgan, Mr. Bobby Glover, and the staff of Chambers Nursing Home for their kindness and care during her final years.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church or Alzheimer’s Arkansas.