​Billy Pat Hogan

Posted in Obituaries on September 28th, 2017 by admin

​Billy Pat Hogan of Hazen was born September 6, 1935 and died Wednesday, September 28, 2017 surrounded by his family.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Leroy Hogan and Zelma Hendrix Hogan; wife, Betty Janelle (Box) Hogan; son, Dwayne Hogan; son-in-law, Teddy Gene Snider; brothers, J.E. Hogan (Freida), Harry Hogan, Cledis Hogan (Pat), Richard Hogan (Janis), and Howard Hogan; sisters, Ruby Perkins (Fred), and Juanita VanHouten (Skinny).  He is survived by his daughter, Linda Snider of Hazen; grandsons, Clay Snider (Brandy) of Cooter, Missouri, Cody Snider (Sarah) of Hazen, and Coy Snider (Faith) of Hazen; five great-grandchildren, Cameron Snider, Emma Grace Snider, Maverik Snider, Luke Snider, and Scarlett Rose Snider; two sisters, Christine Ingle (Clifford) of Jacksonville and Violet Grandfield of Rancho Cordova, California.
Bill was of the Baptist faith.

Visitation for Bill will be from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M., Friday, September 29, at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen.  Graveside services will be 11:00 A.M. at Center Point Cemetery.

The family requests memorials be made to the Center Point Cemetery.

Jerry Ace Anderson

Posted in Obituaries on September 24th, 2017 by admin

Jerry Ace Anderson, Sr. , 73, of Hazen, was born February 19, 1944 in Senath, Missouri.  He went to be with his heavenly father on September 22, 2017.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Ace and Vernie M. (Wheeler) Anderson of Kennett, Missouri; two sisters, Carol A. (Anderson) Hoffman and Betty Sue Anderson of Illinois and one brother, Donald J. Anderson of Pine Bluff.  He has left to cherish his memory his wife, Sylvia M. (Hill) Anderson; five children, Jayce (Nicky) Neil, Debra Anderson, and Carl W. (Kim) Anderson all of Hazen, Jerry A. Anderson, Jr., of Gillett, Arkansas and Clarence R. Anderson of Conway; one brother, Billy C. (Louise) Anderson of Texas; three sisters, Eula (Art) Venecia and Rebecca (William) Maplesden of Illinois and Debbie K. (Joe) Meeks of South Carolina; ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

Jerry was a retired truck driver, owner/operator. He enjoyed cookouts with his family and friends, fishing and driving around Wattensaw enjoying nature with his wife and his time off.  He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and is of the Baptist faith.

Visitation will be Tuesday, September 26, 2017, from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at Morris Chapel Church, 7458 Hwy. 11 No., Des Arc, Arkansas 72040.  A celebration of his life will begin at 2:00 P.M. the same day and burial will follow at the Walter’s Chapel Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Westbrook Funeral Home of Hazen.

​Conley Parnell Boothe

Posted in Obituaries on September 22nd, 2017 by admin


​Conley Parnell Boothe, age 88, of Hazen, went to be with the Lord on September 20, 2017.  He was preceded in death by his parents Edwin and Clara (Moore) Boothe; three brothers, Harry (Mozelle), Paul (Edith), and Amos and one sister, Dorothy Fern Hill.  He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Hazen and taught Sunday School for fifty-four years and three months.  
Conley served in the Air Force from November 1951 – November 1955.  His basic training was in Lackland Air Force base in San Antonio, Texas.  He served at the Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, attending the electronic school.

He served for one year in Manassa, Virginia in the ACW training squadron in aircraft control and warning.  Conley also served in French Morroco, then at Larson Air Force Base in Washington state for one year each.  One of his most memorable trips was the Holy Land Tour which he often spoke of through the years.  His career consisted of Acme Cleaners and Tommy’s Mens Store, both in Little Rock.

Later, he worked at Remington Arms in Lonoke where he retired.  

He never forgot his fellow workers meeting once a year for “Remington Reunion.”  He had a great love for his family and friends.  

Conley is survived by a host of nieces and nephews.  Visitation is Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M..  A celebration of life will be at Calvary Baptist Church at 2:00 P.M. on Monday , September 25. 2017. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to the Calvary Baptist Church Building fund. 

Mary Elizabeth Rogers (Beth)

Posted in Obituaries on September 19th, 2017 by admin

Mary Elizabeth Rogers (Beth), 64, of Hazen, passed away in her home on September 19, 2017 surrounded by her family. Beth, lovingly known by many, especially her grandchildren, as Bea, fought a brave and courageous battle with glioblastoma, stage IV brain cancer before, finally going to her eternal home.

Beth was born on August 29, 1953 to Al and Mary Moss of Stuttgart AR. She grew up in Stuttgart and graduated from Stuttgart High School in 1971. She attended college at Arkansas State University earning a degree in Radio/TV Journalism. It was at ASU that she met her husband of 42 years, Bobby Rogers.  She also went on to earn a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and a Masters in Library Science from the University of Central Arkansas.

Beth made her home in Hazen, AR  where she taught school for 28 years. She loved being the elementary school librarian and had a special love of books especially childrens’ books. Beth was also the County Librarian for 4 years and served on the Prairie County Library Board for 16 years. She was charter member Town and Country Civic Club and also a faithful member of the Etta Doss Circle.

Beth loved reading, knitting, traveling, cooking (even cleaning), and could bake the best Lemon Meringue Pie in Prairie County. Beth loved Bill Clinton and any excuse to organize; she even put her spices in ABC order. She also loved music, especially George Strait, Bruno Mars, and The Beatles. Her biggest love of all though was her family, especially her children and grandchildren.

Beth was preceded in death by her parents; Al and Mary Moss.

She is survived by her husband Bobby, son Andy (Hollie) Rogers of Rogers, AR, daughter Amanda (Michael) Keith of Little Rock, AR, five grand children, Reese, Sydney, and Alex Rogers, Caroline and Collin Keith and another grandson due in October, her brother Bill (Julie) Moss of Newport, nephew Beau (Sarah) Moss of Newport, and niece Jenny (Eric) Brungart of Dallas, TX, and her two faithful friends who never left her side, Vicki Skarda and Monica Lisko.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 21 at Westbrook Funeral Home from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Funeral services will be Friday, September 22 at 10 a.m. at Hazen First United Methodist Church with Rev. Deanna McCormack, Rev. Glenn Harris, and Rev. Christian VanHouten officiating. Interment will be at Hazen Cemetery immediately following the service.

Pallbearers are Seth Skarda, Clay Clayton, Josh VanHouten, Bobby Rogers, Andy Rogers, and Michael Keith.

Honorary Pallbearers are Brad Caviness, John Cook, Brian Cress, Hollis Foster, John Gerety, Eddie McMullen, Danny Meins,  Paul Miller, Beau Moss, Terry Murphy, Jimmy Nosler, Glenn Rega, Randy Joe Skarda, Ross Skarda, and Bobby Wofford.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Felicia Minor, who cared for and loved Beth in her last months of life, Baptist Hospice Care, Freida Isbell, as well as UAMS and Dr. Shirley Ong, who helped her fight this disease and gave exceptional care.

The family requests memorial be sent to Hazen Public Library P.O. Box 428 Hazen, AR 72064.