Stella Elizabeth Moore

Posted in Obituaries on June 25th, 2017 by admin

Stella Elizabeth Moore, 76, of Biscoe, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Moore.  Stella is survived by her children, Judy (Frankie) Tiner, Virgil Wayne (Dena) Moore, Teresa (Damion) Jackson, and Kim (Fred) Metcalf; 11 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren, and six sisters, Kay, Judy Ann, Barbara Ann, Mary Jane, Marie and Flo.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Monday, June 26, 2017 at the Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel in Hazen.  Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. prior to the service. Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery in De Valls Bluff.

Dale “Moe” Swaim

Posted in Obituaries on June 23rd, 2017 by admin

Mo Swaim picture 001Dale “Moe” Swaim, 73 of Carlisle passed this earth June 22, 2017.  He was born in Hazen on January 16, 1943, the son of the late Bill and Bessie Swaim. Dale was the beloved father of Sandy, John, and Kevin Swaim; beloved husband of 56 years to Audrey Swaim; two brothers, Tommy and Larry Swaim; one sister, Jessica Scarborough; 5 grandchildren, James, Justin, and Noah Swaim and Preston and Bo Lane; great-grandson, Dean Swaim and many nieces and nephews.

Moe was a preacher and his life touched many people.  He always had a hand out stretched to others.  He was a Marine veteran and loved his country, God and family and scores of others.  One other thing he loved to aggravate all.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 P.M., Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel in Hazen.

 

 

 

John Wiley Hilburn

Posted in Obituaries on May 30th, 2017 by admin

John Wiley Hilburn, 48, of Searcy, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Forrest City Medical Center.  He was born March 10, 1969, to Edward and Alicia Coyle Hilburn in Stuttgart.  He was a Union Pacific Railroad employee and a former police officer.

John was first and foremost a family man.  All of his spare time was spent with his children and grandchildren attending their events and just being PawPaw.  He never met a stranger and was known for his big smile and great sense of humor.  No one could be around John without smiling and laughing at his latest prank, joke or story he had to tell.

He leaves to cherish his memory a son, John Edward Hilburn and fiancée, Rachele Kesterson of Searcy; two daughters, Hollie and Jonathan Thompson of Searcy and Jada and Rhine James of Belleville; a sister, Rose and Bobby Graham of Carlisle; eight beautiful grandchildren, Macy, Rhett, and Adalyn Thompson, Isabella Kesterson, and Bladen, Levi, Jadan and EllaKate James; two nieces, Tori Tullos of Carlisle and Caitlin Walker of Stuttgart, and a nephew, Austin Foot of Hazen.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen.  Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M., Friday, June 2 at Calvary Baptist Church in Hazen by Brother Terry Taylor.  Burial will immediately follow at Oakland Cemetery in De Valls Bluff.  Pallbearers will be James Ray Boston, Jeff Rounsavall, Rusty Fischer, Austin Foot, Darrell Turner, Chris McCrea, Charles Allen and James Earl Hicks.

Patricia Ann Carter

Posted in Obituaries on May 30th, 2017 by admin


Patricia Ann Carter, 70 of Hazen, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017.  She was born April 13, 1947 in Beebe,Arkansas.

Pat or “Toot” as she was known by most, was preceded in death by her parents, Denver and Mary Carter; a sister, Regina Roberts, and brothers, Charles, Joe, and Glen Carter.

She is survived by her loving mate, Bobby Ingle; daughter, Carla (Donnie) Nichols of Carlisle; son, Jeff Carter of Des Arc, and daughter, Terri (Rick) Dixon of Little Rock; grandchildren, Dusty and Dylen Nichols, Trinity Dixon, and Haley Spradlin; two sisters, Melita (Gus) Miller of Heywood, Illinois, and Carolyn (Fuzz) Layne of Kensett, Arkansas, and several nieces and nephews.

Pat was a very loving mother and always made time for her children and grandchildren, who will miss her very much. There will be a big hole in our hearts for the rest of our years.  We well always love you mama, love, Carla, Jeff, Terri and Bobby.

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 30, from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 31, at 10:00 A.M. in the Westbrook Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be in Hickory Plains Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Frankie Williams, Nathan Williams, Brandon Yielding, Jeremy Carter, Tory Miller, and Jason Stovesand.

​Patsy Young

Posted in Obituaries on May 27th, 2017 by admin

Patsy Young photo 001Patsy Young, age 74, formerly of Fletcher and Steelville, MO passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Life Care Center in Sullivan, MO.


Patsy Ann was born June 26, 1942 in Hazen, AR the daughter of Cay and Vertie (King) Minton.  She grew up and attended school in Hazen, graduating from Hazen High School in 1961.  Patsy was united in marriage to Joel Young on December 26, 1964.  She was a devoted Christian and a loving, loyal wife and mother.  Patsy was active in her church and taught Sunday school for over 20 years.  She loved being with family and friends and enjoyed funny stories, going out to eat, and a good laugh.

Patsy is survived by her two sons, Charles (Jenny) Young of Gentry, AR and Keith (Sara) Young of Sullivan, MO; two grandchildren, Joel (Leah) Young of Gentry, AR and Elijah Young of Sullivan; a sister, Vickie Foster of Hazen, AR; a great-grandchild on the way later this fall; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joel and her parents.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan and 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen, Arkansas.

Funeral services will be conducted 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Center Point Missionary Baptist Church in Hazen with interment to follow in the Center Point Cemetery.

Friends may share condolences online with the family at www.eatonfuneralhome.com

Arrangements were under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan and Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen.

Rebecca Marcile Guthrie

Posted in Obituaries on May 27th, 2017 by admin

Rebecca Marcile Guthrie Morris, 94 of Carlisle passed away Friday, May 26, 2017.

Rebecca was a member of the FirstUnited Methodist Church of Carlisleand was active in every aspect of the women’s groups in the church.  She taught Sunday school for years from small children to adults.  “Becky” was an avid bowler, bowling with her team the “up & attum”, an avid gardener, know as the “rose lady”, a member of her bridge club and she worked at the polling places for years.

Rebecca was preceded in death by her husband, Merlin whom she married on February 4, 1945.  Also preceding her in death were four brothers, William, Robert, Jesse, and Curtis Guthrie and five sisters, Margaret Blake, Faye Rochelle, Emma Kinsey, Mollie Colvin, and Laura Buck.

She is survived by one son, Richard Morris of Carlisle; two grandchildren, Matthew Morris and wife,  Erica of Carlisle and Emily Di’Angelo and husband, John of Hazen, and five great-grandchildren, Eli, John, and Michael Morris and Kendall and Marcy De’Angelo.

Visitation will be Monday, May 29, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen.  Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, May 30, at the First UnitedMethodist Church in Carlisle.  Burial will be in the Carlisle Cemetery

The family requests memorials be made to the First United Methodist Women’s Group at the Methodist church in Carlisle.

​William Travis Buck, Sr.

Posted in Obituaries on May 25th, 2017 by admin

​William Travis Buck, Sr., 82 of De Valls Bluff went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.  he was preceded in death by his parents, Calvin and Olivia Buck; wife, Linnie C. Buck; daughter, Jacquline Buck Bivens; son, Ronnie Roach, Sr., grandson, Curtis L. Herring; brother, Sonny Buck and two sisters, Colleen Park and Catherine Mays.

He is survived by his brother, Malcolm (Louise) Buck of Furlow; three children, William (Judy) Travis Buck, Jr. of Hazen; Joy Briggs of De Valls Bluff and Eddie (Margaret) Roach Sr., of Shannon Hills; seven grandchildren, Larry Briggs of Arkadelphia, Charlotte Herring of New Orleans, Celia (Mark) Elder of Bryant, Lydia Travis of Des Arc, Ronnie Roach, Jr. of Tucson, Arizona, Belinda Roach of Little Rock and Eddie Roach, Jr. of Bryant; ten great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Friday, May 26, at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen.  Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M., Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel in Hazen.  Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in De Valls Bluff.

Harry Gaylon Weddle

Posted in Obituaries on May 23rd, 2017 by admin

IMG_4853Harry Gaylon Weddle, 72 of De Valls Bluff, passed away May 22, 2017.  He was born October 2, 1944 in Prairie County, the son of William Andrew and Olivia Taylor Weddle.  He graduated from De Valls Bluff High School in 1962 and was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1965 and was stationed in Germany.

Harry retired after 30 plus years with Arkansas Power and Light Company.

He is survived by his wife, Sue Carr Weddle whom he married in June, 1992; His daughter, Susan Caplener (Don) of Clarendon; granddaughter, Gracelyn Taylor Caplener; Three step-children, Jason Scheiderer (LeAnn), Rebecca Roberts (Gaylon) and Emil Scheiderer III (Terri); step-grandchildren, Julia Scheiderer, William Scheiderer, Evan Jacobs, Christopher Scheiderer (Ruth), Jonathan Scheiderer (Brianna) and Kaylee Logston; brother, Sam Weddle (Jan) of Frisco, Texas; 6 sisters, Helen Prier of Forrest City, Mae Walton of Roe, Nettie Felts of Highland, Illinois, Martha Crymes of Bastrop, Louisiana, Mary Sue Roach, Irving, Texas, and Nancy Cherico (Tony) of Conroe, Texas, and one sister-in-law, Ruby Weddle of Mt. View.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Betty Jean Walton; two brothers, Andrew Lynn Weddle and Edward Calvin “Dink” Weddle and one step-grandchild, Courtney Burlison.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.Wednesday, May 24, at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen.  Funeral services will  be 10:30 A.M.Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel in Hazen.  Burial will be in the Peppers Lake Cemetery.

The family requests memorials be made to the Peppers Lake Church of Christ.

​Chloe Dean Tarter

Posted in Obituaries on May 5th, 2017 by admin

​Chloe Dean Tarter, 68 of Hazen passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017.  Chloe was a cook, a homemaker, and a member of the Center Point Baptist Church.  She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Charles Tarter; her son, Bobby Joe Tarter; sisters, Lucille Vail and Donna Booth both of Hazen and one brother, Preston Edge of Hazen.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Norman and Ruby Edge and her brother, Tommy Edge.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7:00 P.M., Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen.  Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Monday, May 8, 2017 at the Center Point Baptist Church.  Burial will be in the Carlisle Cemetery.

​Alfred R Waggoner

Posted in Obituaries on May 4th, 2017 by admin

​Alfred R Waggoner, 89, of Stuttgart passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

Alfred was born Feb. 11, 1928, in Stuttgart, AR to Eustace Rubel and Alice Dell (Johnson) Waggoner. He was  a lifelong resident of Stuttgart. He had only one job from adolescence until retirement as a mechanic at Waggoner Magneto, Co, a company founded by his father in 1930.  He was drafted into the Army in 1950. After his marriage to Rose Mary Wittenauer in April 1951, He was stationed in Germany where he was in charge of a company of men helping to rebuild Germany after WWII. Upon being discharged, he returned to work at his father’s business. In the early 1960’s, he purchased Waggoner Magneto Co. from his father, built a new building, and continued running the business until his retirement in 2010. He was a successful Yazoo mower dealer, enjoyed gardening, model trains and amateur photography. In the 60’s and 70’s, he volunteered his time and energy to help set up the race courses at Stuttgart Airport for the “Grand Prairie Grand Prix.”  He also helped out with tractor pulls with the “Stuttgart Sled Association.”

He was preceded in death by his spouse, Rose Mary (Wittenauer) Waggoner. Survivors are one brother, Roger Carl Waggoner of Texas. Two sons, Charles Thomas Waggoner, of Delaware and James Robert Waggoner of Stuttgart.  Two daughters, Martha Ellen Waggoner of Iowa and Barbara Jo Wood of Alaska. Four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Nieces and Nephews.

Memorial service date and time to be announced at a later date.

Arrangements by Westbrook Funeral Home of Hazen.