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.

Carolyn Eugene Parr

Posted in Obituaries on October 31st, 2018 by admin

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Carolyn Eugene Parr, 70, of Hazen, passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2018. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hazen and she was the ultimate caregiver. She went to the nursing home everyday to spend time with her daughter, Monica. Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Parr; father, Cecil Lane and brother, Melvin Lane. She is survived by her mother, Dorthea Lane; two sons, Keith (Debra Lee Perry) Parr and Travis (Donna) Parr both of Hazen; two daughters, Paula (Burl) Kimbrell of Stuttgart and Monica Crossom of Carlisle; 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 at the Center Point Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 5-7 Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 at Westbrook Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Center Point Cemetery.

Buddy Sims

Posted in Obituaries on October 29th, 2018 by admin

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The Lord called “Buddy” to Hog Heaven on October 28, 2018 at the age of 74. Buddy was born on August 9, 1944. He was a resident of Hazen and a life-long member of the Hazen First United Methodist Church. He represented his local community extremely well as a member of the Arkansas Razorback football team from 1962-1965. He was also a member of the 1964 National Collegiate Football Championship Team. During this same time period, Buddy married the love of his life, Marilyn Grady. Buddy and Marilyn were inseparable for the next 54 years as they raised two children (Bill and Melanie), and eventually multiple grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Buddy was an avid Razorback fan and spent countless hours cheering on the Hogs no matter what sport they were playing. His love for the Hogs was never questioned; however, his love for family exceeded all. Buddy transformed from a Razorback, to a husband, dad, and ultimately, to the man those closest to him called “Big Dad”. The most important thing in Big Dad’s life was family and all of his babies. “Big Dad” was a formidable man and was larger than life in many ways. His impressive physical stature and his over exuberant personality caused confusion to many, but those that knew him best saw him and loved as the gentle giant that he truly was.

Buddy is survived by his wife, Marilyn; daughter, Melanie (Kelly) Konecny and grandchildren Chandler, Connor, Chloe and Carson Konecny; grandson, Bryce (Elaina) Sims and great-grandchildren, Eden and Garner Sims; and God-given children, Davy, Angie, Brenon, Brayden, and Brance Williams; sister, Melinda Sims; brother, Chuck Sims; brother-in-law, Larry (Sue) Grady; and several loving nieces and nephews. Buddy was preceded in death by his parents, Irvin and Alyeene Sims and; son, Billy Frank (Bill) Sims, Jr; and brother, Burk Sims.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 30 at the Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen. A funeral service in memory of Buddy will be held on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 11:00 A.M. at the Hazen United Methodist Church, 211 North Hazen Avenue. Memorials may be sent to the Hazen First United Methodist Church.

Geraldine Patrick

Posted in Obituaries on October 24th, 2018 by admin

Geraldine Patrick, 85, of Hazen, passed away October 23, 2018. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Hazen. Geraldine is survived by her son, Ricky Avants of Hazen; her brother, Dale Perry and two grandchildren, Jason Avants and Caleb Holloway.

Visitation will be Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Friday, October 26, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Hazen. Burial will be in the Hazen Cemetery.

Loretta G. Inman

Posted in Obituaries on October 21st, 2018 by admin

Loretta G. Inman, 87 of Carlisle, passed away October 20, 2018 at Springhill Baptist Medical Center. Loretta grew up in Detroit, Michigan where she was the state champion speed roller skater. She moved to Waldo, Arkansas when she was 16 and graduated from Waldo High School. After graduation, she attended college at Henderson State Teacher’s College (now, Henderson State University) in Arkadelphia where she met her husband, Dr. Robert L. Inman. While at Henderson State, she was an ROTC sponsor and a runner-up in the Miss Arkansas Pageant. Loretta was a retired school teacher and her husband’s “right hand” at their family practice, Inman Dental Clinic.

Loretta was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Robert Inman.

She is survived by her three sons, Robert Inman, Jr., Dr. Tommy Inman and wife, Cindy, and Dr. David Inman and wife, Ashley all of Carlisle; her daughter, Kathy McLaughlin and husband, Bob of Plano, Texas; four grandchildren, Julie (Stephen) Young, Jana (George) Cress, Tommy Inman, Jr. and Bobby McLaughlin and two great-grandchildren, Caden and Corbin Young.

There will be a graveside service at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at the Carlisle Cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Springhill Baptist for the wonderful care given to their mother.

Carlotta Sue Linam

Posted in Obituaries on October 15th, 2018 by admin

Carlotta Sue Linam, 70, of Hazen went to be with the Lord October 12, 2018. Carlotta was born August 4, 1948 to Roland and Lottie Jenkins. Carlotta was preceded in death by the love of her life, Walter Linam, son, Terry Linam, brother, Bruce Jenkins, and her parents, Roland and Lottie Jenkins.

Carlotta is survived by her son Jeff Linam (Marsha) of Hazen; sister, Kathy Cook (Bruce) of Marshall, special friend, Doug Latch of Conway; her grandchildren, Jessica Linam, Michael Alonzo Kelly (Ashlee), Jeffrey Ty Linam, Katie Segalla, and Alex Segalla; two great-granddaughters, Claire Kelly and Kayleigh Robinson and a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Saturday, October 20 from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at Lakeside Missionary Baptist Church in Des Arc followed by a memorial service at 2:00 P.M. at the church.