Maggie Faye Phillips

Posted in Obituaries on January 18th, 2019 by admin

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Maggie Faye Phillips, 88, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great great-grandmother, sister, and mom to many, of Carlisle, went home to the Lord of January 16, 2019. She was born on November 10, 1930 to Willie and Bessie Brown Phillips. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Otis Phillips, sons, Orvel, J.D. and Willie Phillips, daughter-in-law, Barbara, her sister, Iona Matthews and her brother, Joseph Phillips. Maggie is survived by her sons, Vernon Phillips, Kenneth Phillips and wife, Debra, and Randy Phillips and wife, Laurie, and her daughter, Etta Glasco and husband, Billy; grandsons, Richard Berry, Brian Phillips, John Phillips and wife, Michelle, Randolph Phillips and wife, Heather; granddaughters, Shelia Cook, Janice Thompson and husband, Tim, Samantha Marcial, Lorinda Phillips, Andrea Huffmaster and husband, Blake, Deniece Priest and husband, Matt and Brandi Duncan and husband, Mark. She has 28 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Monday, January 21, 2019 at Immanuel Baptist Church in Carlisle. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 at the church prior to the service. Interment will be in the Center Point Cemetery.

Freddie Gene Smith

Posted in Obituaries on January 15th, 2019 by admin

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Freddie Gene Smith, 90, of Biscoe, went to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on January 14, 2019. He was born to John William and Ollie Smith in the Crossroads community on August 18, 1928. Freddie graduated from DeValls Bluff High School in 1949 and in 1950 he joined the U.S. Army where he served in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1956. He married his wife of 64 years, Dolores Dollar Smith in 1954. He fathered and raised four sons, Kent, David, Greg, and Bruce all of Biscoe.

Freddie was a successful salesman and service man for Electrolux for over 50 years. Many people in surrounding communities knew Freddie as the Electrolux vacuum cleaner man. He used every opportunity in his sales job to share Christ and minister to anyone that crossed his path. He was a deacon and Sunday School superintendent at the Biscoe Assembly of God Church for well over 30 years and a member for many more years. He was a dedicated family man . He loved his family deeply. He loved watching his grand-kids play ball almost as much as he loved to publicly critique whatever referee or umpire that was unfortunate enough to make a bad call. Freddie served on the DeValls Bluff school board for decades. He loved to garden and share the produce with his family and community. Most of all, he loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Kerwin, Willard, and Johnny Ray, daughter-in-law, Karen Smith and great-granddaughter, Elly Jane Smith. He is survived by his wife Dolores, his children, Kent, David and wife, Carla, Greg and Bruce Smith along with 10 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Friday, January 18, 2019 at the Biscoe Assembly of God Church in Biscoe. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 Thursday January 17, at the Biscoe Assembly of God Church. Burial will be in the Biscoe Cemetery.

Carla Jo Webb

Posted in Obituaries on January 11th, 2019 by admin

Carla Jo Webb, 51, of De Valls Bluff, passed away January 9, 2019. Carla was raised in De Valls Bluff where she attended the De Valls Bluff High School and was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Carla formed friendships that would last her lifetime, most notably, her best friend of forty years, Margaret Hartley of De Valls Bluff. In adulthood, Carla moved to Henderson, Nevada. She worked as an artist with Ron Lee’s World of Clowns, a premier art studio. She attended Calvary Chapel Church in Henderson and later, became a member of management at one of the Henderson, Nevada Wal-Mart Supercenters. Carla loved being an artist, enjoyed traveling and found great joy in discussing the word of God. Carla returned to De Valls Bluff after being diagnosed and starting her 8-year fight with cancer.

Carla was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, David and Emmaline Minton of Des Arc, Arkansas and her maternal Grandparents, Carl and Maxine Reitenger of the Red Hill Farm in De Valls Bluff. Carla is survived by her mother, Sandra (Jerry “Daddy”) Hill of the Red Hill Farm in De Valls Bluff, her father, Joe Kenneth (Diane “No.2”) Minton of Des Arc; three brothers, Roger (Bridgett) Minton of Independence, Mississippi and Ronnie (Angie) Cote of De Valls Bluff, and Joe Kenneth Minton (Jessica) of Mayflower; two sisters, Jennifer (Ronnie) Carr of Humphrey, Jill Minton Vinson (Daniel) of Daphne, Alabama; two daughters, Kaci Jo Webb of Dewitt and Bobbie Jo Webb of Southern Pines, North Carolina and five grandchildren, Jesse, Jacob, Sean, Kaylee, and Charlie Ray. Her children and grandchildren were her greatest love. Carla has a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles all of whom she loved dearly.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the University of Arkansas Medical center, Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. It is the family’s prayer that donations and continued research can one day eliminate cancer of all types.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel in Hazen, Arkansas with a short service at 5:30 P.M. in the Chapel.

Freddy J. Hansell

Posted in Obituaries on January 11th, 2019 by admin

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Freddy J. Hansell, age 77 of Hazen, passed away January 9, 2019. He was a devout Christian of a non-denominational faith and a farmer. Freddy is survived by his wife, Sarah Hansell; two sons, Keith Hansell (Freda) and Jay Hansell both of Hazen; six daughters, Tanya Scrimsher (Calvin) of Hazen, Donna Landrum (Sam) of Vilonia, Kay Pieroni of Maumelle, Dekenia Garrison (Denny) of Stuttgart, Cherish Cook of Lamar and Linda Jordon (Jeff) of Des Arc; 16 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, three sisters, one brother, and a host of nephews and nieces.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Friday, January 11, 2019 at Westbrook Funeral Home of Hazen. Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M., Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel in Hazen.

Woodrow Wilson Tipton

Posted in Obituaries on January 4th, 2019 by admin

Woodrow Wilson Tipton, 94, of Hazen, was born May 9, 1924 to John Adolphus and Burlie Lee Tipton and he passed from this life January 3, 2019 to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Woodrow was the baby of 17 children. Woodrow married Velta Bridges in 1943 and they were the parents of two daughters, Trudean and Huberta. Trudean was nearly 14 months old before he saw her for the first time because he was in active duty with the Navy during World War II.

Woodrow later married Maxine Baxter and they were the parents of five children; Woodrow lost the love of his life, Maxine after 43 years of marriage.

Woodrow served as Prairie County Justice of the Peace on the Quorum Court for 44 years. Woodrow was a faithful member of the White River Lodge #37 for 53 years where he was a Master Mason and a faithful member of the Pleasant Ridge Missionary Baptist church where he served as Sunday School Superintendent, teacher and guitar player.

Woodrow was preceded in death by his parents; 16 siblings; 2 wives; 1 grandchild; 2 son-in-laws; and many other family members.

He is survived by 7 children, Trudean Tedford, Huberta D”Auteiul, Dennis Tiipton and wife, Diane, Vickie Van Kleef and husband, Bill; Ronda Mashburn and husband, Ricky, Elizabeth (Libby) Teague and husband, Robert; Jimmy Tipton and wife, Christy; 17 grandchildren, ( Anthony, deceased) Lisa, Crystal, Todd, Tracy, Jeramie, Carmen, Blake, Cara, Callista , Bryce, Heather, Heidi; Cheri, Sydney, Myles and Madeleine; 25 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Friday, January 4, 2019 at the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 3:00 P.M. at Pleasant Ridge Missionary Baptist Church. Burial with military honors will be in the Walter’s Chapel Cemetery.

Danny Haynes

Posted in Obituaries on January 4th, 2019 by admin

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Danny Haynes, 55 of Little Rock, passed away December 31, 2018. Loving memories are left to his sisters, Sharon Haynes of Little Rock and Vickie Thomas of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and his fiancé Kelly Kaber also of Little Rock. Danny was preceded in death by his parents, Sybile and Wallace Hanes.

Services will be held Sunday, January 6, 2019, at 2:00 P.M. the Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel in Hazen, Arkansas. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. prior to the services.

Glen Edward Corpier

Posted in Obituaries on January 2nd, 2019 by admin

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Glen Edward Corpier, age 50, of De Valls Bluff, passed away Monday, December 31, 2018. He was born January 20, 1968 at Stuttgart Memorial Hospital to James and Janice Corpier. Glen was employed at Riceland Foods in Stuttgart. He was a lifelong resident of De Valls Bluff, who loved to hunt and fish. Glen graduated from De Valls Bluff High School in 1986 and then joined the Arkansas National Guard. He was a member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist church of De Valls Bluff.

Glen is survived by his wife, Samantha Corpier and two step-sons, Drake West and Dru Alberson of De Valls Bluff; his son, Blake May of De Valls Bluff; mother, Janice Corpier of De Valls Bluff; sister, Maryann (Travis) Hackelton of Roe and many uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends. Glen was preceded in death by his father, James Corpier and his grandparents, J.T. and Gladys Corpier of Biscoe, Martin and Gertrude McCann and Clyde King all of Carlisle.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Friday, January 4, 2019 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen. Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M., Saturday at the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in De Valls Bluff. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in De Valls Bluff.

Joyce Ann Floyd

Posted in Obituaries on January 2nd, 2019 by admin

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Joyce Ann Floyd, 79, of Stuttgart, passed away peacefully, December 31, 2018 at Greenbrier, Arkansas. She was born October 7, 1939 in Hazen, Arkansas the daughter of Ray and Florence Holmes Dawson. Joyce was a loving wife, amazing mother, and wonderful grandmother, as well as a lifelong seamstress.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Kenneth L. Floyd, three brothers, Charles, Nathan and Raymond Dawson; two sisters, Modean Kee and Marcelle Raper, and a great-grandddaughter, Grace Mannis.

She is survived by two children, Cindy Doss (Rock) of Conway and Dickie Floyd (Donna) of Stuttgart; grandchildren, Adam, Kenny, Jonathan, Tiffany, Camilla and Mkayla; great-grandchildren, Mikah, Dawson, Stormi, Jacob, Noah, Samuel, and Kaylee, as well as one sister, Margie Vail of Stuttgart, one sister-in-law Sue Dawson and a host of relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen. Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M., Friday, January 4, 2019 at the Center Point Missionary Baptist Church in Hazen. Burial will be in the Center Point Cemetery.

If you wish to make a memorial donation in lieu of flowers it is much welcomed and appreciated. Our choice would be Alzheimer’s Association P.O. Box 96011, Washington DC 20090-6011.