Glenda Rebecca “Becky” Isbell

Posted in Obituaries on November 25th, 2020 by admin

Glenda Rebecca “Becky” Isbell of Hazen was born February 18, 1942 and she died peacefully on November 25, 2020 at the age of 78 at Baptist Medical Center in North Little Rock.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy; her parents, Pete and Emmaline Newsom and her brothers, Forest Mathis and Charles Edwin Newsom.  Becky is survived by her son, Jeff Isbell and wife, Freida of Hazen and her daughter, Jill Childress of Beebe; grandchildren, Ashton Gray and husband, Nicholas, Cole Isbell and wife, Mikah of Hazen, Brandy Snider and husband, Clay of Cooter, Missouri, Gracien and Larcien Childress both of Beebe and great-grandchildren, Isabelle and Calle Gray, and Khloe Isbell all of Hazen and Cameron and Emma Snider both of Cooter, Missouri.

She will fondly be remembered as “MeMe” and adored by her grandchildren. Becky spent many years greeting and visiting customers at their family business.  

Services will be held at Calvary Baptist Church in Hazen at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, November 27, 2020 with visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 prior to the service.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Calvary Baptist Church or the Hazen Cemetery.

Edith Pearlene Weems

Posted in Obituaries on November 19th, 2020 by admin

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Edith Pearlene Weems passed away at the age of 96 on November 19, 2020 at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock.  She was born September 2, 1924 in Hazen, Arkansas.  She was loved by all and was a very caring mother and grandmother.  Pearlene was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan lee Weems and infant son, baby Weems.

She is survived by her children, Larry Weems and wife, Judy, Carol Sue Hill and husband, Arnold, Donnie Weems and Edith Kee; sisters, Geneva Sweat and Linda Evans; 14 grandchildren and a host of great and great great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, November 21, 2020 at the pavilion in the Center Point Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the pavilion prior to the service.  The Pallbearers are, Terry Weems, James Kee, Shane Weems, Jerry Mills, Lynn Mills, and Donald Mills.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Donnie (Oogie) Holmes, Eric Greenwalt, and Dorris Weems.

Gabriel (Gabby) Alfonz DelGiorno II

Posted in Obituaries on November 12th, 2020 by admin

Gabriel (Gabby) Alfonz DelGiorno II of De Valls Bluff,  passed away on November 12, 2020 at the age of 63.  He was born February 26, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois.  Gabby was loved by all with a personality that would leave a lasting impression on anyone.  He was raised in De Valls Bluff since the age of 4.  Growing up, he worked beside his father, Gabby in the restaurant making pizza’s and he mastered tossing pizzas in the air standing on a crate.  This would always draw a crowd of people to watch him.  After his father passed away, he and his mother ran Gabby’s Restaurant and 11/70 club in Hazen.

Gabby graduated from high school in De Valls Bluff where he was “Mr. De Valls Bluff”.  

His last job was for the city of De Valls Bluff as supervisor of the water and sewer department.

Gabby was preceded in death by his parents, Gabby and Rosemary DelGiorno; sister, Gilda DelGiorno Scarbourgh; grandparents, Toby and Julia DelGiorno of Chicago and Carroll and Grace Hall of De Valls Bluff.

He is survived by his wife, Denise Schmitt DelGiorno; son, Cody DelGiorno and wife, Sadie of Lonoke; daughter, Stacy DelGiorno Howard and husband, Chris of Springdale, Arkansas; sister, Pam DelGiorno of De Valls Bluff; 4 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews that loved him dearly.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Saturday, November 14, 2020 at the De Valls Bluff Auditorium in De Valls Bluff, Arkansas.  Burial will be in the Hazen Cemetery.

Joyce Louise Spence White

Posted in Obituaries on November 12th, 2020 by admin

Joyce Louise Spence White, born March 10, 1932, to Earl A. and Cynthia Guyot Spence of Sylvania, passed away November 12, 2020.  She met the love of her life, T.C., on a blind date.  They were married in 1952 and enjoyed 65 wonderful years together.  She was preceded in death by T.C., her parents, sisters, Willie Ann Spence and Dorothy Spence Cates, and brothers, Guy Spence and Milburn Spence.  

Survivors include her daughter, Renee White Clay and her family, Donald Clay and John Clay, brothers, Kay Spence and wife, Alice, James Lon Spence and wife, Marilyn, Gerry Spence and wife, Pearl and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

Joyce was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.  She was so supportive of T.C. throughout hi long career and Renee throughout her academic and professional endeavors.  Grandson John was her shining light and provided many loving moments and wonderful memories.  She was a member of the Carlisle United Methodist Church and was a former officer for the Senior Citizen’s Center in Carlisle.  Joyce was retired from Citizen’s Bank and Riviana Foods, Inc.

A graveside service will be 12:30 P.M., Monday, November 16, 2020 at the Sylvania Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Sylvania, Arkansas.

John Edward Kelly

Posted in Obituaries on November 9th, 2020 by admin


John Edward Kelly entered his “Heavenly Home” on November 8, 2020 at the age of 100 at Springhill Baptist Hospital in North Little Rock.  John was born November 21, 1919 to William Edward and Letha Stratton Kelly in the New Bethel Community of Carlisle.  He was a member and Deacon of the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church for many years and loved the Lord very much.  

John is survived by one son, Johnny Kelly and wife, Sandy of Des Arc and two very special granddaughters, Kimberly (Josh) Simmons of Des Arc and Cody (Allen) McEroy of Hazen; four great grandchildren, Jase Simmons, Kylee, Cooper, and Sawyer McElroy and a host of nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his loving wife of almost 70 years, Donna (Burnett) Kelly, great-grandson, Kyler Coad McElroy, his parents, two sisters, Rachel Waters, Louise Wooldridge and one brother, Albert (Tooter) Kelly.

John was a WWII Navy veteran and joined the Navy January 2, 1942.  He served three years, nine months, and four days.  He was assigned to the USS Roe, a destroyer that escorted and supported large ships.  He spent the rest of his life working in the farming world until he retired.

Anyone that knew “John Kelly”, automatically knew he was a true “Man Of God”, and a very special man to everyone.

Graveside service will be held 2:00 P.M.,  Thursday, November 12, 2020 at the Center Point Cemetery Pavilion. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 11, 2020 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Westbrook Funeral Home.

Arrangements are by Westbrook Funeral Home of Hazen.

Mamie Nell Gunter

Posted in Obituaries on November 8th, 2020 by admin

Mamie Nell Gunter, 86, of Hazen, was born September 11, 1934 in Lonoke, Arkansas to the late Geedie L. and Madie Duke Lenderman.  Mamie passed into eternal glory on November 7, 2020.  She was preceded in death by her high school sweetheart and husband, Leon in 2011.

For several years, Mamie worked at the Lily crop duster plant in Carlisle, building fiberglass wings and fuselages for the yellow crop dusters. She worked her way up from seamstress to manager at the Kellwood clothing plant in Lonoke before coming home to the farm north of Hazen.  As was her nature, she later chose to care for others as a CNA for Carelink.

She loved working in the yard, designing her flower beds, landscaping, decorating, and always changing things around.  She never met a plant she couldn’t grow or a room that she couldn’t redecorate.  She loved her pets, her family and friends and a good laugh.  A friend to all, she especially loved her grandkids and great-grandkids.

Mamie will be remembered by her daughter, Melissia N. Gunter of Greenbrier, Ar. And son, Verl R. Gunter of Midland, Texas; grandsons, Clay, Seth, and Josh Gunter; eight great grandchildren, Cade, Cole, Gage, Halle, Lane, Austin, Addie and Mason all of Midland, Texas, and a host of friends and family.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at Calvary Baptist Church in Hazen, Arkansas.  Visitation will be at 1:00 P.M. prior to the service.  Burial will be in the Hazen Cemetery.  

Charlotte Ann Brown

Posted in Obituaries on November 5th, 2020 by admin

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Charlotte Ann Brown, 78, of Carlisle, passed away November 4, 2020 at Lonoke Health & Rehab. She was born October 20, 1942, the daughter of Leon and Lois Raborn. Charlotte retired from Carelink.

She is survived by twin daughters, Sharla Diane Haswell of Carlisle and Charla Denise Harris of Plumerville, Arkansas; two brothers, Mevin Raborn and wife, Joyce and Jerry Raborn both of Carlisle; grandchildren, Heather Nance of Little Rock, Makayla Nance of Carlisle, David Osborne, Erika Osborne and Jessica Osborne all of Conway; 4 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Charles Brown, and one grandchild, Kyle Nance.

Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M., Monday, November 9 at the First United Methodist church in Carlisle. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 10:00 at the church prior to the service. Burial will be in the Old Carlisle Cemetery.



Joyce L. Eads

Posted in Obituaries on November 3rd, 2020 by admin

Joyce Eads

Joyce L. Eads, 82 of Carlisle passed on November 1, 2020. She was born April 23, 1938 in Prairie County. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Carl Eads. She grew up in Center Point and attended Hazen schools. Joyce resided in Des Arc from 1988 through 2019.

She is survived by four children, Terry Eads and wife, Rene’, Jimmy Eads, Steven Eads, and Connie Morton; five grandchildren, Angie Pennington, Quintin Eads, Joshua Eads, Matthew Eads and Carly Eads; nine great-grandchildren, Ashlynn Morton, Noah Pennington, Mackenzie Eads, Eli Eads, Emma Dunn, Raelyn Eads, Nevaeh Eads, Silas Eads, and Elliott Eads; Two sisters, Marie Duke and husband, Frank and Shirley Copeland and husband, Sherrill and one brother, Verlin (Leroy) Hendircks.

A graveside service will be held at 2:30 P.M., Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at the Old Carlisle Cemetery.

Charlotte Hurt Clark

Posted in Obituaries on October 14th, 2020 by admin

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Charlotte Hurt Clark, age 87, of Carlisle, passed away on October 11, 2020 in Sherwood, Arkansas. She was born in De Valls Bluff, Arkansas on July 27, 1933 to the late James E. Hurt and Altie Evans Hurt.

On September 22, 1950, Charlotte married the love of her life, Walter “Dub” Clark, who predeceased her in 2019. Together they had two children, Gary and Pam and lived in De Valls Bluff and later in Stuttgart. Charlotte was a bank teller and branch manager at Farmer’s & Merchants Bank in Stuttgart for many years.

Charlotte was actively involved in First United Methodist Church of Stuttgart and later FUMC of North Little Rock and Carlisle United Methodist Church. Her greatest joys were her 7 granddaughters and 13 great-grandchildren.

Charlotte was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and her siblings, Dockey Hurt, Beatrice Hurt, and Buster and Porter Hurt. She is survived by her children, Gary Clark (Patty) of West Memphis, Pamela Randolph (Sonny) of Carlisle and six granddaughters, Shannon Nye (Scott) of Hedgesville, West Virginia, Melody Wassell (David) of Sherwood, Dr. Jamie Pinto (Jeff) of Carlisle, Dr. Candice Dye (Daniel) of Birmingham, Alabama, April Simmons, Eddy of Carlisle and Jennie Stewart (Michael) of Little Rock. In addition, she is survived by the following great-grandchildren: Matthew and Mia Nye, Hunter and Ava Wassell, Ava, Easton and Ela Pinto, Annabelle and Caroline Dye, McKinley and Ri8ley Simmons, and Jack and Clark Stewart.

Due to the current pandemic, a private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to FUMC of Stuttgart or Carlisle United Methodist Church. The family would like to thank Sherwood Nursing and Rehabilitation for the wonderful care they provided Charlotte in her final days.

Jewell McMullen Schafer

Posted in Obituaries on October 9th, 2020 by admin

Jewell McMullen Schafer, 86, of Carlisle passed away October 9, 2020. She was the former owner of Schafer’s Flower & Garden Center and a member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Carlisle.

She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Melvin Schafer; her children, Melba Burleson (James), Julie Ingle (Roger), Mark Schafer (Patricia), and Cindy Uhiren (Mark); 10 grandchildren, Christy, Monica, Jennifer, Michael, Brad, Matt, Sara Beth, Chad, Whitney, and Britney; 9 great-grandchildren and a daughter-in-law, Claire Schafer.

Jewell was preceded in death by a son, Randy Schafer, her parents, James and Nobie McMullen, and two brothers.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 12, 2020 at the pavilion in the Carlisle Cemetery.

The family requests memorials be made to St. Rose Catholic Church.

The family also requests that everyone attending please follow all covid guidelines.

Arrangements are by Westbrook Funeral Home of Hazen.