Maybelle Chase

Posted in Obituaries on April 19th, 2015 by Stephen Duch

Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Maybelle Chase, 96 of Marshfield, Missouri will be held at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at the Center Point Cemetery near Hazen, Arkansas.  Visitation for Mrs. Chase will be Monday, April 20, 2015 from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M., at the Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen.

Mrs. Chase died at Webco Nursing Home at 4:30 P.M. on Friday, April 17, 2015 of natural causes.

She has gone to be with her Father in Heaven where she will be united with her daughter, Patricia Ann, and her husband, Mr. William L. Chase who both preceded her in death.

Surviving are her four daughters, Sybil Kirkpatrick of Winslow, Arkansas, Josephine Aubrey of Pekin, Indiana, Billie Price of Marshfield, Missouri, and Rhuanell Byrom of Galena, Missouri; three sons, Murray Chase of Lonoke, Arkansas, James Chase of Rogersville, Missouri,  and Robert Chase of Center View, Missouri, plus a multitude of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

Hope Leann Sabbatini Bilbruck

Posted in Obituaries on April 17th, 2015 by admin


Hope Sabbatini 001Hope Leann Sabbatini Bilbruck passed away on April 17, 2015 in Weatherford, Texas.  She was born on March 9, 1977 in Little Rock, Arkansas.  She graduated from Hazen high School in 1995 where she was a cheerleader, basketball player and Valedictorian of her class.  She obtained her BSE from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville where she was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority.  She earned her Master of Science Degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2001 majoring in Communication Disorders.  She was a loving mother to Isabella Faye Bilbruck and Bentley Robert Bilbruck and loving step-mother to Charitey Bilbruck, Destiney Bilbruck and Hailey Hintergardt.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, loved the Razorbacks and traveling.  She was a respected Speech-Language Pathologist at Arkansas Children’s Hospital for over 10 years and currently at Cook’s Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.  She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Guy and Virginia Sabbatini of Lake Village, Arkansas and maternal grandparents, Melvin and Margaret Hula of Hazen, Arkansas.  She is survived by her parents, Ronnie and Melva Sabbatini of Hazen, Arkansas; brother, Joseph (Renea) Sabbatini of Hazen; sister, Nina (Justin) Meins of Springdale, Arkansas; one niece and three nephews.


Visitation is Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. followed by rosary at 7:00 P.M. at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church in Slovak, Arkansas.  Funeral Mass is Monday, April 20, at 10:00 A.M. at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Slovak, Arkansas.  Burial will be in the Czech Cemetery.


Dale L. Hawkins

Posted in Obituaries on April 10th, 2015 by admin

Dale L. Hawkins, age 91. of De Valls Bluff passed away peacefully on April 7, 2015.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Faye Hawkins.  He is survived by his son, Dale (Carol) Hawkins and his daughter, Donna Alberson all of Carlisle; 5 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

Visitation will be at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Friday, April 10 and the funeral will be 2:00 P.M.Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in De Valls Bluff.  Burial with military honors will be in the De Valls Bluff Cemetery.

Lucille T. Hampton

Posted in Obituaries on April 10th, 2015 by admin

Lucille T. Hampton of Hazen, passed from this life on April 8, 2015 at her home.  She was born and raised in Hickory Plains and was born November 9, 1920.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Hampton; a daughter, Jackie (Boots) Smith; her parents, John and Susie Thompson; brothers, Cellus, Carroll, Theodore and Herman Thompson; sisters, Ona Harrison, Grace Davis, and Mary Sue Thompson and a great-grandson, Aubrey Weems.

She is survived by a daughter, Shirley Dorsett Weems; granddaughters, Theresa (Jeff) Ingle of Hazen, Juanita Cooper of Norfork, Connie  (Monte) Weems of Hazen and Kelly (Wade) Swiney of Beebe; one grandson, John (Sandy) Perry of Skellytown, Texas; step-grandchildren, Debbie (Loy) Kee, Kathy (Frank) Addison, Monte (Connie)Weems, and Timmy Weems, Sr. all of Hazen.  A total of 27 great-grandchildren and 39 great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M.Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen.  Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M.Sunday, April 12 at the Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel in Hazen.  Burial will be in the Hickory Plains Cemetery.

Nye Meiner

Posted in Obituaries on April 8th, 2015 by Stephen Duch

Nye Meiner, 87, of Hazen, went home to the Lord on April 3, 2015.  She was born and attended school in DeWitt, Arkansas.  Nye’s survivors include her son, Mark Meiner, and her brother, C.L. Roy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Ida Roy and her husband of 68 years, Gerald Meiner.

Nye was a homemaker, bookkeeper in the family arming business, seamstress, published genealogy author, and very creative with home and organizational projects.  She also taught adult Sunday School at the First United Methodist Church in Hazen and was involved in several church and school organizations.

Her interests were her relationship with the good Lord, church activities, family’s wishes and well being, friends, and genealogy.  As a young woman she set the grade point average at her high school for many years and accomplished that achievement in three years.  She was an avid reader with a love of trivia and history.  She also made home and school movies.

Nye was always there to lend an ear to others in their time of need with compassion for the other fellow.

Nye will truly be missed as she always was concerned with the right way to do things in life, particularly her interactions with other people holding their wishes and well being above her own.

Visitation will be held at the First Methodist Church, Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. Funeral services will immediately follow visitation.  Burial will be in the Hazen Cemetery.