Julie “Robin” Sample

Posted in Obituaries on July 27th, 2015 by admin

Julie “Robin” Sample, of Lonoke,  beloved daughter, sister, mother, “BeBe” and friend left here and entered Beulah land on Sunday, July 26, 2015.

Robin was born on March 9, 1957 to J.E. and Julia (Taylor ) Sample.  She was the third of six children.

Robin graduated from Lonoke High School and several years later decided to go to nursing school.  She worked at Wal-Mart for several years and at Golden Years Manor for a great many years, but has spent the last 14 years working for Dr. Les Anderson.

She was many things to many people, but the one thing she was to everyone was a woman who stood strong in her faith.  She loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and was always glad to share her personal testimony with others.  Robin loved to work for the Lord and was always busy with something in the church.

Robin was a member of New Bethel MBC in Hazen, where she served faithfully in many areas, from teaching the children, to blessing and touching all with her music.  She had the voice of an angel here and is now singing her praises to the King in person.

Robin was preceded in death by her father, J.E. Sample and a sister, Debbie (Sample) Shreve.

She is survived by her mother, Julia Hart of Lonoke; three brothers, Curtis Sample of Milton, Florida, John Sample of Bonney Lake, Washington, and Tracy (Mary) Sample of Shertz, Texas; one sister, Patti Hart of Jacksonville, Arkansas; three children, Jennie (Todd) Cole of Hazen, Joe (Sarah) Mills of Hazen and Sara (Seth) Justice of North Little Rock; two grandchildren, Carlee and Laycee Mills of Hazen; 6 step-grandchildren, Britney (Rob) Jackson of Stuttgart, Shelia Thompson of Stuttgart, Darius Cole of Hazen, Alanais and Kalib Cole of Lonoke, and Marquelle Cole of Furlow; 6 six step-great grandchildren all of Stuttgart; 10 nieces and nephews and 16 great nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 28, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen.  Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M.Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at Calvary Baptist Church in Hazen.

James Robert Volner

Posted in Obituaries on July 27th, 2015 by admin

James Robert Volner, age 69, of West Memphis, Arkansas went to his heavenly home on Sunday, July 26, 2015.  He was a member of Cypress Avenue Baptist Church in Marion, Arkansas.

James was born July 1, 1946, the son of John Allen Volner, Sr. and Verona  (Ripley)

Volner.  He served our country in the Navy during the Vietnam War.  He loved hunting and fishing and enjoyed  going to Biscoe to visit all his friends there.  That was one of the highlights in his life.

James was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John Allen Volner, Jr.

He is survived by his wonderful wife of 46 years, Willa (Cook) Volner ;his son, Jeff Volner and wife, Penny of  West Memphis, and one brother, Don (Patricia) Volner of Atoka, Tennessee.

He will be greatly missed by lots of relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be 3:00 P.M.Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at the Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel in Hazen, Arkansas.  Burial will be in the Hazen Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cypress Avenue Baptist Church Building fund in Marion, Arkansas or the charity of your choice.

Maxine G. Putt

Posted in Obituaries on July 17th, 2015 by Stephen Duch


Maxine G. Putt, 81, of Little Rock, formerly of Hazen, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015.  Born in Des Arc to John N. “Doc” Smith and Dollie Jane Sutterfield Smith, she was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings, husband, Aubrey L. “Buddy” Putt and her son, John Aubrey Putt.  Maxine was a homemaker and she and Buddy ran two businesses over their years together, Putt’s Dollar Store in Hazen and Putt’s Esso in Stuttgart.  She was a member of Center Point Missionary Baptist Church in Hazen.

Maxine is survived by her daughter, Sandra and husband Stan Grinder of Little Rock; granddaughters, Courtney Grinder of North Little Rock, Rhonda Swinford and Daniel Patton of Stuttgart,, Brandy Putt of Little Rock and Jamie Putt of Russellville; grandson, Christopher Grinder and wife, Stephanie of Conway; great-grandchildren, Samantha and Zachery Worring of Stuttgart, Alexis, Tristan and Cayden Grinder of Canton, Georgia, Madeliene Victoria Grinder of Conway, Kailyn and Kelsey Putt of Little Rock and great-great grandson, Conner Farrester of Stuttgart and she was “Aunt Mac” to a host of nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Center Point Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday, July 19, 2015.  Burial was in the Center Point Cemetery.  Visitation was held on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen.

The family wished to thank Dr. Sauer and Hospice Home Care staff for their care and support during Maxine’s last days an d a special thanks to Chaplain Bob.