Chad Irvin Sims

Posted in Obituaries on September 22nd, 2016 by admin

Chad SimsChad Irvin Sims, 26, of Cabot passed away September 19, 2016.  He is survived by his mother, Debra Sims and his father, Chuck Sims.  Chad was preceded in death by his brother, Chase Sims and his grandparents, Irvin and Allene Sims and Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Cleere.

Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M., Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the First United Methodist church in Hazen.  Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 prior to the service at the church.  Interment will be in the Old Austin Cemetery.

Betty Nell Minton White

Posted in Obituaries on September 6th, 2016 by admin

Betty Nell Minton White, 89, of Hazen, died Tuesday, September 6, 2016.  She was born in Blytheville, Arkansas, September 24, 1926, the daughter of the late Edgar and Katie Kee.  Betty grew up in Hazen and was a graduate of De Valls Bluff High School.  After graduation, she taught school, grade 1-8, in a one room school house.

Betty was a life long member of Calvary Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and Girl’s Auxiliary for many years.

Betty is the widow of Roy Eli Minton and was preceded in death by a daughter, Gloria Mirleen Minton and a grandson, Wade Hampton Knox of Lonoke.

Survivors include one son, Lindon Burnell Minton (Mary) of Austin, Karen Knox (Charlie) of Lonoke, Monica Lisko (Jimmy) and Carolyn VanHouten of Hazen; grandchildren, Eric and Alan Minton, Brook Knox and Andrea Knox Wallings, Jami Branch and Jill Gaither, Jamie Halijan, Andy Lisko, and Janan Sickel, Timothy, Christian, Josh and Paige VanHouten Hawkins; great grandchildren, Kenzlee Jo, Hudson and Bentley Minton, Brayden and Logan Knox, Rory, Katy Beth and Elly Ree Wallings, Dara Halijan, Cole Sheets, Drew Lisko, Maci Grace and Isaac Sickel, Joe Branch, Jillian and Caroline Gaither, Peyton, Zac, Brooke, Luke and Mackinlee VanHouten and another great-grandson due in February.

Visitation will be Wednesday, September 7, 2016 from 6-8 P.M. at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen.  Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M., Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Calvary Baptist Church in Hazen.  Interment will be in the Hazen Cemetery.  The family requests memorials be sent to the Calvary Baptist Church in Hazen.