John Charles “Chuck” Haygood

Posted in Obituaries on March 22nd, 2019 by admin

John Charles “Chuck” Haygood, 63 of Hazen, beloved Daddy, Big Dad, Chuckie, Papa & Uncle passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 21, 2019. He was born November 8, 1955 to J.R. and Ada Haygood of Hazen.

Chuck was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy and parents, J.R. and Ada.

He is survived by his children, Brooke (Justin) Haygood Gantt of Highlandville, Missouri, John Riley (Andrea) Haygood of Lonoke, Laura (Jake) Madden Holmes, and Eli Irby of Hazen. He leaves behind seven adored grandchildren, Harmony, Audrey, River, Sterling, Jebadiah, Nathaniel, and Naomi. He is also survived by two sisters, Carolyn (Edward) Beam of Hazen and Claire Schafer of Little Rock, many nieces, nephews, and countless friends.

Chuck was a lifelong member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. He served Hazen and surrounding areas as a volunteer Fireman for nearly 30 years. Chuck made his living as a plumber, but his real joy was found outdoors, hunting and fishing. He enjoyed supporting Hazen Hornet athletics and the Prairie County Fair.

Visitation will be at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M., Sunday, March 24, 2019. Funeral services will be at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Hazen at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, March 25, 2019.

Donations may be made in memory of Chuck to the Hazen Fire Department.

William Donovan “Donnie” Dalmasso

Posted in Obituaries on March 21st, 2019 by admin

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William Donovan “Donnie” Dalmasso, 72, of Memphis, Tennessee, passed away on March 13, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Dalmasso and Doris Montgomery Dalmasso. He is survived by daughters, Jennifer Gale Dalmasso and Katie Ann Dalmasso, and brother, Joseph Paul Dalmasso. Don’s lifetime career was in the financial arena. In his early career, he was a successful bond trader, later a stock broker, and later in his career, a Senior Vice President at Morgan Stanley and financial advisor focusing on wealth management. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and a competitive trap shooter.

A note from his daughters, our dad was someone people would say was their “Rock”. He wasn’t perfect but he always tried to right his wrongs. He was always there for his girls. When the going got tough, he would say “put your right foot in front of your left” and to “do the next indicated thing”. Most of all, our dad taught the world that “life is too important to be taken seriously” as Oscar Wilde would also agree. He knew how to cut up and laugh because those moments we share together is what life is all about. He’d want you all to have tears of laughter and joy in your eyes and to smile over the full life he lived.

There will be a memorial service in memory of “Don” Donnie, Friday, March 29, 2019 at the Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel in Hazen, Arkansas located at 115 North Livermore Street, Hazen, Arkansas 72064. The gathering will start at 5:30 P.M. Please, in lieu of flowers, he would want you to donate to a cancer foundation or to the children at St. Jude’s who from the start leaned laughter over tears. He had love for you all.

Elbert Lawrence Schafer

Posted in Obituaries on March 3rd, 2019 by admin

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Elbert Lawrence Schafer, 83, of Carlisle, peacefully passed away on March 2, 2019.

He was born June 16, 1935 to Ben and Lois Jackson Schafer of Carlisle. He is survived by his wife, Nell S. Schafer married 53 years; son, John Schafer of Sherwood; his daughters, Tammy Snider of Hot Springs, Brenda (Roger) McCallie, Kathy (Ronnie) Byrd of Carlisle; six grandchildren, Jessica McCallie, Lana (Tanner) Ball, Dylan, Emily, and Gracien Byrd and Colton Adams. Siblings; Melvin (Judy) Schafer and Thelma Munnerlyn. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Edward Schafer and Albert Schafer and great granddaughter, Sunni Leigh Ball.

Elbert was born and raised in Carlisle and graduated from Carlisle High School. Elbert then enrolled in the military serving in the United States Army. After which, he chose to follow in family and farming became his profession. He deeply loved his family and was adored by the ones that called him husband, daddy, father-in-law, and papaw. He was an active member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. He will forever be remembered for his quick wit, compassion, and love for his family. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 P.M., Monday, March 4, 2019 at St. Rose Catholic Church in Carlisle followed by a prayer service at 7 p.m. in the church. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., at St. Rose Catholic Church in Carlisle.

The family asks in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Arkansas Alzheimer’s Association, 201 Markham Center Drive, Little Rock, Ar. 72205.

Jerry Lynn Owens

Posted in Obituaries on March 3rd, 2019 by admin

Jerry Lynn Owens, 79, of Biscoe, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, February 28, 2019. He was born August 15, 1939, the son of Jack and Annie Ruth Owens. Jerry was a businessman and an auctioneer.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Johnny Owens of Bastrop, Louisiana, Charles Owens of De Valls Bluff and Pete Newsom of Heber Springs.

He is survived by two sons, Michael Lynn Owens of Leslie, Arkansas and Johnny Owens of Biscoe; three daughters, Patricia Ann Gann and husband, Tim of El Dorado, Arkansas, Katie Valley of North Carolina, and Deborah Lynn Sesser of Arkadelphia; two sisters, Mary Ann Geater of Stuttgart and Marie Price of De Valls Bluff and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

William James “Bill” Vanderpool

Posted in Obituaries on February 28th, 2019 by admin

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William James “Bill” Vanderpool, 75 of Stuttgart, Arkansas, died suddenly on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the Veterans Hospital in Little Rock Arkansas.

He was born February 26, 1944, in Rochester New York to a family of two brothers and four sisters. After attending Palmyra-Macedon central school district, he joined the 11th Infantry Fifth US Army, where he served for three years.

Bill retired from Riceland Foods as a boiler operator after 39 years and enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, and being with friends and family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Mary Jordan Faker; a brother, Hank Faker, and sisters, Dorothy Norton and Barbara (Bobbi) Renner, all of Rochester, New York.

He is survived by his daughter, Heather Zitzer (Mark) and granddaughter, Ella Zitzer of Maumelle, Arkansas; brother, Jim Faker of Bath, New York; sisters, Florence Stern and Jeri Hummel (Don) all of Rochester, New York as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel in Hazen, Arkansas.

Betty Flo Elder

Posted in Obituaries on February 16th, 2019 by admin

Betty Flo Elder, age 84, of Carlisle passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019. She was born to Carol and Mary “Tince” (Boals) Young on May 10, 1934, in the Wattensaw community. She was raised and lived her entire life in the Carlisle area where she met her husband Lloyd “Chot” Elder and raised a family.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents and husband. She is survived by three sisters, Barbara (Dub) Hamric of Hazen, Sandra Young of Carlisle, and Sherry Barbee (Kent) of Texas; four children, Patricia McCallie of Carlisle, Carolyn Elder of Stuttgart, Linda Waddell (Kim) of Carlisle and Bobby Elder of Little Rock; five grandchildren, Steven McCallie of Carlisle, Crystal Callihan (Doug) of Carlisle, Wendy Greenwalt (Jared) of Carlisle, Kimberly Schalchlin of Carlisle, and Brandon Waddell (Beth) of Lonoke; numerous nieces and nephews and delighted to have eight great-grandchildren.

There will be a private family burial at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, February 18, 2019 at the Carlisle Cemetery followed by a visitation from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the First United Methodist Church in Carlisle prior to the service at 2:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lonoke Exceptional School or the Lonoke County Council of Aging.

Julia Ann Nall

Posted in Obituaries on February 13th, 2019 by admin

Julia Ann Nall, 77, lifelong resident of Stuttgart, passed away February 12, 2019. She was born February 7, 1942, to Andrew Joseph Mack and Mary Margaret Mack. Julia was a devoted wife to Samuel Nall for 53 years and helped run the family business, Nall Refrigeration and Electrical. Julia enjoyed spending time on the White River, bowling with the Mallard League, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel David Nall and brother, George Mack. Survivors include her sons, Samuel David Nall, Jr. and wife, Christina of Casscoe, Michael Ray Nall and wife, Kary of Stuttgart, and John David Crisel of New Port Richey, Florida; brothers, Andrew Joseph Mack II and wife, Bonnie of Humphrey, Steve Mack of Augusta, and Charles Mack and wife, Jean of Senatobia, Mississippi. Other survivors include her grandchildren, Samuel David Nall III and wife, Christa of Casscoe, Brittany Burks and husband, Zack of Malvern, Briana Waddle, Aime Ayers, and Tillie Nall all of Stuttgart and 5 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Friday, February 15, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. at Grand Prairie Church with Bro. Thomas Bormann officiating. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Thursday, February 14, 2019 at the Grand Prairie Church.

Sunnie Leigh Ball

Posted in Obituaries on February 12th, 2019 by admin

Sunnie Leigh Ball, precious baby girl of Tanner and Lana Ball was born in the arms of angels, February 12, 2019 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. Born at 36 weeks, she weighed 4 pounds and 10 ounces and was 18 inches long. Although Sunni never spent any time with us on earth, she was loved and touched many lives. In addition to her parents, she was survived by maternal grandparents, Roger and Brenda McCallie of Carlisle; paternal grandparents, Terry and Michelle Ball of Beebe; great-grandparents, Billy and Carolyn McCallie and Elbert and Nell Schafer all of Carlisle, Lawrence and Shirley Ball and Charles an d Mary Drum all of Wynne, Arkansas; aunts, Lacey (Dawson) Cain of Benbrook, Texas and Jessica McCallie of Fayetteville; cousins, Bennett and Jude Cain of Benbrook, Texas. Tanner and Lana would like to personally thank our nurse, Hunter Bise and Dr. Clint Hutchinson for their love and compassion and support during this very tough time. We will forever be grateful.

Matthew 19: 14 Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

George Kelly Scott, Sr.

Posted in Obituaries on February 12th, 2019 by admin

George Kelly Scott, Sr., age 81, of Branson, Missouri passed away January 21, 2019. He was born in De Valls Bluff, Arkansas to George and Ollie (Taylor) Scott on February 2, 1937. Kelly grew up in Hazen and graduated from Hazen High School in 1955 and joined the United States Air Force in 1956 as a Radio Operator in the Code Division. After proudly serving in Japan and Germany, he received the Armed Forces Longevity Service Award. In 1961, he met and married Lois Maxine McElroy and settled in North Little rock where they raised their three children, Shannon, Kelly, Jr.(Bruz), and Danny. Soon after he married, Kelly went5 to work for the Union Pacific Railroad as a brakeman and switchman. He worked for the railroad in Arkansas and Oregon until his retirement. Throughout his life, Kelly served in various leadership roles, including leading Boy Scouts, coaching youth baseball, women’s basketball and women’s church softball. He attended Boyce Bible College and was licensed as a Southern Baptist Minister. He loved the great outdoors and was an avid fisherman and bird hunter. He had several bird dogs during his life-time, but his favorite was his dog named “Shorty”.

Kelly was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 56 years, Maxine (McElroy) Scott and three sisters; Dorothy Delores Luebke, Patricia Imogene Scott Tyson and Billie Jo Scott.

Kelly is survived by his daughter, Shannon (Matthew) Karpoff of Roland, Arkansas; son, George Kelly Scott, Jr. of Hollister, Missouri; son, Daniel Nathan (Jackie Martin) Scott of Branson, Missouri; grandchildren, Danielle Scott McElroy, Matthew Karpoff, Alex Karpoff, Michael Smith, Kawlija Scott, Jacoah Scott, and Nakira Scott; great-grandchildren; Marshall Lee Scott, Mason McElroy, Sammara Smith, and Keegan Burns Karpoff; sister, Joy (Howard) Strohl of De Valls Bluff; brother, John Thomas Scott of Little Rock and brother, Kenneth Ray (Billie) Scott of Little Rock and a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at 1:00 P.M. with a memorial service at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel in Hazen. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Kelly’s name may be made to the Harrison Seventh Day Adventist Church or to a Veteran’s organization of your choice.

Larry James Grady

Posted in Obituaries on January 24th, 2019 by admin

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Larry James Grady passed away on January 23, 2019, surrounded by his family. Larry was born at home in Hazen, Arkansas in 1941 to Lela Mae Livesay Grady and Socratus “Crate” Grady. He was the second of three children, brother to beloved siblings, Marilyn Sims of Hazen and Mike Grady. Larry was married to Sue Williamson Grady of Hazen for the last 20 years. He was the beloved father of Jason Grady of Lonoke, Jody Grady of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Julie Serna of Jacksonville, Florida, and Kim Smith of Jonesboro. Larry was the adored father-in-law of Renee Grady of Lonoke, Kerri Grady of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Joe Serna of Jacksonville, Florida. He was a devoted grandfather to his grandchildren, Tyler Grady, Jenna Grady, Rowan Grady, Aiden Grady, Gavin Serna, Brady Smith, and Wes Smith.

Larry was a lifelong member of the Hazen First United Methodist Church and served with the Arkansas National Guard from 1962 to 1967. Larry spent a lifetime running Grady’s Grocery Store and Gas Station in Hazen. After 36 years of running the store, Larry retired from being self-employed and worked as a butcher for both Mayflower in Carlisle and City Market in Hazen.

When he was not in the store, Larry enjoyed fishing, going to the White River on his party barge and his fishing boat. He loved hunting and camping. He especially loved sitting around a campfire at deer camp with his brother, Mike and his brother-in-law, Buddy Sims, telling great stories to his children and grandchildren.

Larry’s greatest love was playing guitar and writing songs about his family. His songs could evoke both light-hearted laughter and sentimental tears. Many people were moved by his songs. He passed his love of music onto his children. In his prime, he was an impressive dancer, even winning a televised dance contest on Steve Steven’s Dance Party. Larry had a big, kind heart, a tremendous sense of humor and a simple, no-nonsense approach to life. He will be sorely missed by family and friends alike.

Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Hazen First United Methodist Church, 211 North Hazen Avenue, Hazen, Arkansas prior to the memorial service in the church at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Hazen United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 712, Hazen, Ar. 72064.