Albert Edward Kelly

Posted in Obituaries on November 30th, 2018 by admin

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Albert Edward Kelly went home to his Savior on Thursday, November 29, 2018 with his family surrounding him. Eddy was a beloved son, husband, father, father-in-law and Poppy. Eddy was born in Little Rock on October 3, 1950. After living in northeast Arkansas, Eddy called Carlisle home for more than 53 years. He deeply loved his family and his God, tirelessly farmed, and always made his way to watch his children and grandchildren in all their activities. He was a longtime member of the Carlisle school board and the local Masonic lodge.

He was preceded in death by his father, Albert Stratton Kelly. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Kelly and his mother, Betty Schafer both of Carlisle; his son, Stratton Kelly and his wife, Sarah of Ward; his daughter, Courtney Powell and her husband, Brian of Bentonville; his son, Jonathan Kelly of Carlisle and four grandchildren, Layton, Boston, and Haddison Powell and Liam Kelly. Other survivors include his brother, Jerry Kelly of Carlisle and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 3, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Carlisle, Arkansas under the direction of Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen with Bro. David Lee officiating. Visitation is scheduled for Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m., at the funeral home.

Lewis Hula

Posted in Obituaries on November 30th, 2018 by admin

Lewis Hula, 85, of North Little Rock, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2018.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Emil Hula and Nell Perkins; brother, Jim Hula; two daughters-in-law and one grandson. He is survived by his wife, Betty Perry Hula; brother, Ernest Hula (Diane), sister-in-law, Linda Hula; children, Daughters, Linda Bates (Allen), Brenda Bates (Jeff), Patty Gerace, Lois Fryar (Tommy), Louise Ford (Greg); sons, Jerry and Gary Hula; Richard (Sonia) Ingle,

Mark (Angela) Ingle; grandchildren, Tyce Bates, Amy Carrasquillo, Daniel Bates, Heather Grammar, Kieth Hula, Brandi Hedges, Rudy Ourso, Kenny Fryar, Katrina Hadidon, Ashley Willcox, Michelle Meeker, Gennifer McFadden, Scott, Hunter, Drake, Rainey, Connor Ingle and Megan Pierce; 35 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Sunday, December 2 at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church with burial in the Walter’s Chapel Cemetery.

Ava Hudson Measels

Posted in Obituaries on November 23rd, 2018 by admin

Ava Hudson Measels, 77 of Carlisle, went to be with the Lord on November 23, 2018. She was born March 12, 1941 in Hazen.

She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and a devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Carlisle.

Ava was preceded in death by her parents, Loyd and Pauline Hudson, and her brothers, Glenn Hudson and Narris Hudson.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Bobby Measels; her sister, Delores (Bob) Hamric of Hazen; her children, Betty Jones (Fred) of Carlisle, Gina Wilson (Gerry) of Perryville, Amy Terry (Alan) of Paragould and Richard Measels of Carlisle; grandchildren, Drew Conner, Emily Overturf, Rachael Adams and Jacob Adams, Jack Measels and Garrett Measels, and a great-grandson, Jude Adams.

Ava loved reading the Bible which she read through many times, going to church whenever the doors were open, quilting, singing in the church choir, and spending time with her family.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at the First Baptist Church of Carlisle at 319 South Court Street from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M., followed immediately by a service at 11:00 A.M. and burial immediately following at the Carlisle Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Fred Jones, Gerry Wilson, Alan Terry, Drew Conner, Jacob Adams, and Jamie Cunningham.

Dorothy Alvina Kirkemier

Posted in Obituaries on November 18th, 2018 by admin

Dorothy Alvina Kirkemier, 74, of Lonoke passed away November 16, 2018 at her home. Dorothy was retired from Farmers Home Administration. She is survived by her brother, Lester Kirkemier, nieces and nephews and a special great nephew, Waylan. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Lucy Minor Kirkemier and her sister, Anna Marie Guess.

Visitation will be from 3:30 to 4:30 Sunday, November 18, 2018 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen.

A graveside service was held 2:00 P.M., Monday, November 19, 2018 at the Peppers Lake Cemetery south of De Valls Bluff. Arrangements were by Westbrook Funeral Home of Hazen.

Bonnie Marguerite Williams

Posted in Obituaries on November 18th, 2018 by admin

Bonnie Marguerite Williams, 75, of Hazen, departed this life on November 16, 2018, surrounded by her family. Marguerite was a life long resident of Prairie County. She spent her childhood in Des Arc, raised her children in De Valls Bluff and spent her remaining years in Hazen.

She was born on August 5, 1943 to Marvin and Mary Frances Willeford. Marguerite was their third child. She had two older sister, two younger sisters, and three younger brothers. Marguerite married J.W. Williams on June 4, 1961. They had four children and were married for 44 years until his death. Marguerite took care of her children, her home and helped her husband with his construction business. She also spent her remaining years cooking and caring for her kids and grandkids.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two sisters, and one brother. Marguerite is survived by her daughters, Kim Wilson (Anthony) of Hazen, Shannon Thomas (Rick) of Biscoe and Kelly Shelton (Aaron) of Franklin, Arkansas, and one son, Jay Williams (Sarah) of Hazen. Twelve grandkids, 5 great-grandkids, two sisters, Birdie Young and Della Nottingham and two brothers, Bobby Willeford and Steven Willeford, many nieces and nephews and her special friend, Henry Erwin.

Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 Monday, November 19, 2018 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, November 20 at the Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel in Hazen. Burial will be in the De Valls Bluff Cemetery.

Ronald Keith Brown, Jr.

Posted in Obituaries on November 14th, 2018 by admin

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Ronald Keith Brown, Jr., 33 of Beebe, went to be with the Lord on November 12, 2018. Keith was born to Ronald Brown of Carlisle and Tamatha Parr of Ward on November 4, 1985 in Little Rock. Keith was a loving and caring father, son, brother, and uncle. He was devoted to family and his children were his joy. He loved being outdoors fishing, hunting, and camping. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Keith was preceded in death by cousin, Matt Brown; uncle, Mike Brown; aunt, Melissa Bryant; grandparents, OJ and Francis Brown; grandfather, Charles Bryant, and many other loved ones.

Keith leaves behind his children, Sara and Christopher Brown of Des Arc, and son, Caden Spencer-Brown of Kensett; his fiancé, Alisha Hawks of Beebe and children, Ashton, Aaliyah, Faith, and Sofia; father, Ronald Brown (Kim) of Carlisle; mother, Tamatha Parr (John) of Ward; brothers, Billy brown (Laura) of Vilonia, Luke Brown (Misty) of Cabot; sisters, Ann Abel (Chuck) of Ward, Tabatha Martin (Matthew) of Austin, Audrey Brown (Ben) of Clifton, Louisiana; grandmother, Joyce Bryant of Ward; uncles, Buddy Brown (Nancy) of Hazen, Mike Bryant (Sharon) of Beebe, Eddy Bryant of Ward, Paul Bryant (Kathy) of Ward; aunt, Jane Smith of Carlisle; cousins, Mandy Brown of Des Arc, Aaron and Anthony Brown of Hazen, Tyler Brown of Antioch, Eric Brown of Indiana, Meagan and Charles Bryant, and numerous others; nieces and nephews, Samantha, Hunter, Carter, Holly, Shyenne, Michael, Robert, Emma, Gunner, Haylee, Kylee, Caleb and Riley.

Funeral services will be Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. at the Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel in Hazen. Visitation will be from 11:00 to 12:00 prior to the service. Burial will be in the Walter’s Chapel Cemetery.

Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.”

Julie Farris Bonner

Posted in Obituaries on November 12th, 2018 by admin

Julie Farris Bonner, 52 of Brinkley, passed away Monday, November 12, 2018 surrounded by her family and friends.   Julie was a homemaker and loved taking care of her home and yard.  She had a love and an art for decorating her home.  Julie had a special cat named “Maggie” that she had for over 18 years.

Julie is survived by her husband, Russell Bonner; her mother, Rita Farris of Biscoe; two sisters, Ann Farris Tober (Greg) of Biscoe and Lydia Farris Duke (Mike) of Brinkley; her in-laws, Gilbert and Susie Bonner; sister-in-law, Amy Bonner; four nephews; one niece; and two great nieces.  Julie was preceded in death by her father, Roger Farris.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen.  Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Thursday, November 15 at the Biscoe First Baptist Church.  Burial will be in the Hazen Cemetery.

The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.

Helen Red

Posted in Obituaries on November 12th, 2018 by admin

Helen Red, of Hazen, was born on February 17, 1926 and passed away peacefully on November 10, 2018. A Prairie County resident for most of her life, Helen was the daughter of Alton and Dailey (Pyrtle) Perry. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. “Jake” Red; brother, Ralph, and sisters, Bettye and Dorothy. Helen is survived by her daughter, Gail (Red) Cox; granddaughter, Leigh (Cox) Turner and Husband Britt Turner; grandson, Dax Cox; great grandchildren, Jaycie and Jake Turner, and a host of loving nieces and nephews. Visitation and Funeral will be held Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Hazen, Arkansas. Visitation will start at 1:00 P.M. with the funeral to follow at 2:00 P.M.. Burial will be in the Hazen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Activity Fund of the Chambers Nursing Home in Carlisle, Arkansas or toward the Hazen Cemetery.

Mary Roberts

Posted in Obituaries on November 3rd, 2018 by admin

Mary Roberts, 87 of Carlisle, Arkansas went to be with the Lord at Circle of Life in Bentonville, Arkansas Friday, November 2, 2018. She was born to Andrew and Ora Spencer on March 11, 1931. Preceded in death by her parents and husband, Albert. She is survived by one daughter, Kathy Wooley of Bentonville, two granddaughters, Amanda Genest and husband, Steve and Angela Wooley of Bentonville; three great grandchildren, Michael and Ashley Genest, Mackenzie Jacobs all of Bentonville and her twin sister, Nettie Dean Moody of Carlisle.

Visitation will be from 11:00 to 12:00 A.M., Monday at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen at 115 North Livermore Street. A graveside service will follow at 1:00 P.M. at Walter’s Chapel Cemetery in Carlisle. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Circle of Life, 1201 NE Legacy Parkway, Bentonville, AR 72712.

Mary Ellen Mertens Lloyd

Posted in Obituaries on November 1st, 2018 by admin

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Mary Ellen Mertens Lloyd, 98, died peacefully in her home in Hazen on November 1, 2018. A lifelong resident of Prairie County, Mary Ellen was married for 68 years to the late F.M. “Buddy” Lloyd, a Prairie county farmer and World War II Navy Seabee.

She was born July 16, 1920 in the Peppers Lake community to George and Amy Beeler Mertens. Known by the nickname “Mac”, Mary Ellen was a graduate of De Valls Bluff High School, a lifelong Methodist and a homemaker. She enjoyed traveling to places like New Zealand, Hawaii, Alaska and Canada and was an avid crossword puzzler, canasta player and Skip-Bo master.

Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her sister, Dixie Bowers and brother, Hugh “Buddy” Mertens. She is survived by brothers, George “Dutch” Mertens of Arkadelphia and Don Mertens (Linda) of De Valls Bluff, and daughters, Lana Dodson (Garnett) of Hazen and Judy Landers (Win) of McKinney, Texas. Other survivors include grandchildren Tracy Maple (Scott) of Wye; Bret Dickie (Carolyn) of McKinney, Texas; and Kari Sayger (Troy) of Hazen; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, November 4, 2018 at the Hazen First United Methodist Church. Services will follow immediately at the church. Burial will be at Peppers Lake Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank Baptist Hospice and Mary Ellen’s special caregiver, Sandra Kay Penn.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hazen First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 712, Hazen, Ar. 72064 or to Peppers Lake Cemetery care of Peggy Murphy, 4431 Knauff Road, De Valls Bluff, Ar. 72041.