Marion Ethylene Foot Bowen

Posted in Obituaries on July 16th, 2018 by admin

Marion Ethylene Foot Bowen, 93, of Tollville, died Sunday, July 15, 2018. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Tollville. Ethylene was preceded in death by two sons, Michael and Gary Golleher and her brother, J.R. Foot, Jr.

She is survived by two daughters, Sharyn Golleher of Tollville and Karen Stuart of Mississippi; her brother, Don Foot of Hazen and six grandchildren, Eric Petrus of Georgia, Kimbrough and Harry Stevens both of Helena, Cody Gillioun of Stuttgart, Tiffany Baxter of Biscoe, and Christopher Golleher of Hazen and 17 great grandchildren.

There will be a memorial service at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Tollville at

10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, July 18, 2018.

Frank Rodgers Vandenbrouck

Posted in Obituaries on July 12th, 2018 by admin


Frank Rodgers Vandenbrouck, 89, of Hazen, Arkansas received his orders for transfer to the staff of the Supreme Commander on July 12, 2018. He was born May 20, 1929 inGrenada, Mississippi to Frank J. and Zeta Vandenbrouck. He served in theU.S. Navy during World War II, the Korean conflict and the Viet Namconflict. He retired in 1968 after 24 years of service.

Frank was preceded in death by his father, mother, infant sister, and wives Fresina P. Vandenbrouck and Lottie J. Vandenbrouck and step-sister, Sylvia Loveless. He is survived by a niece, Rosa M. Baker and husband, Jesse of North Little Rock,Arkansas and several other nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M., Sunday, July 15, 2018. Funeral services will be at theBrasfield Methodist Church inBrasfield, Arkansas at 11:00 A.M., Monday, July 16, 2018. Burial will be in the Little Rock, Arkansas National Cemetery 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, July 17, 2018.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Kelly and Ellen with Baptist Hospice and Laura and care givers from Diamond Oaks Home Care.

Jennifer Michelle Walls Derden

Posted in Obituaries on July 5th, 2018 by admin


Jennifer Michelle Walls Derden, 55 of England passed away July 5, 2018, following an extended illness surrounded by her loving family. Born on October 5, 1962, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of England and a lifelong lover of flip flops, Razorbacks, and TV marathons with her daughter. She will be greatly missed, especially by her grandchildren, whom she loved very much.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Lou Walls and her uncle, Carroll Walls. She is survived by her son, Jeff (Stormy) Derden; daughter, Jansen Derden; father, Luchen Walls, Sr. (LaVerne); brother, Luchen Walls Jr. (Lana); sister, Melissa Hatfield (Mike); aunt, Sue Walls; nephews, Chad and Mae and Luchen Walls, III; nieces, Kylie (Bart) Minton, Kagan and Austin, Elise and Dickey; uncle, Shanon (Mary Carolyn) Hovis; step-brothers, Stan and Byrum Kelly and step-sister, Jennifer Kelly and special friends, Bessie May, Shannon Grimsley, and Jimmy Jones and an extended family that loved her very much.

A special thank you to Dr. Brad Baltz, Dr. Rhonda Gentry, and all the wonderful staff at CARTI.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in Michelle’s memory may be made to the First Baptist Church in England at 201 East Haywood, England, Arkansas 72046 or CARTI Cancer Center, 8901 Carti Way, Little Rock, Ar. 72205.

Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M., Saturday, July 7, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in England with visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M., prior to the service.

Interment will be in the Mulberry Cemetery in England.

Johnnie Paul Uhiren

Posted in Obituaries on June 25th, 2018 by admin

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Johnnie Paul Uhiren, 85 of Slovak died peacefully on June 24, 2018. He was the son of Mike Uhiren, Sr. and Mary Hendrichovsky Uhiren. Johnnie attended Slovak Catholic School and was a member of Sts. Cyril & Methodious Catholic Church. He began to work on the farm at an early age. A farmer all his life, Johnnie also enjoyed deer and duck hunting. At age 19, he became a duck guide for Mr. Roger Crowe, where he gained a fine reputation as an excellent caller. He was a member of Cedar Tree Acres Hunting Club.

In 1966 he married Linda Fricker. They lived in the Slovak community all their life. Johnnie was preceded in death by two brothers, Mike Jr. and Charles Uhiren and one sister, Betty Morris. Johnnie is survived by his wife, Linda; brothers, Harry, Tommy and Butch Uhiren and two sisters, Theresa Royal and Pauline Melkovitz.

Eva Sue Hauk

Posted in Obituaries on June 25th, 2018 by admin

Eva Sue Hauk, 89 of Carlisle, west to be with the Lord on June 24, 2018. She was the daughter of Walter A. and Susie B. Flynn. She worked for the City of Carlisle for twenty years. Eva was preceded in death by her husband, Harold F. Hauk, Jr, her parents, and four siblings. She is survived by two sons, David (Debbie) Hauk and Jimmy (Tena) Hauk both of Carlisle; nephew, Billy Flynn (Renee) of Little Rock; six grandchildren, Fred Hauk (Kim), Jay Hauk (Brooke), Chris Hauk-Harris (Tom), Katie Frederick (Phillip), Megan Warren and Morgan Flynn and 10 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, June 26, at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen. Funeral services will

be 10:00 A.M., Wednesday at Trinity Chapel in Carlisle. Interment will be in the Carlisle Cemetery.

Otis “Pooky” Smith

Posted in Obituaries on June 21st, 2018 by admin

Otis “Pooky” Smith, 56 of England, Arkansas died June 20, 2018 at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bud Robert Smith and Daisy Elizabeth Smith; brother, Johnny Smith and niece, Christina Smith. Otis is survived by his brothers, Billy Smith of Oklahoma, Early Smith of Greenbrier, and Daniel Smith of De Valls Bluff; two sisters, Cyndi Smith of Deann and Reda Stephens of Lonoke; 7 nieces; 3 nephews; his girlfriend, Joyce McCann of England and his son, J.J. Smith.

Graveside service will be 2:00 P.M., Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Weeden Cemetery near Lonoke.

Verlin Lee Addison

Posted in Obituaries on June 15th, 2018 by admin

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Verlin Lee Addison, 77, of Hazen died Friday, June 15, 2018 . He was a retired construction supervisor. He was preceded in death by his parents, Verlin Addison, Sr., and Hazel and a sister, Mary Lodean Judge. Verlin is survived by his wife, Betty; four children, Phillip Addison, Sharon Belieu, Greg Addison (Sandra), and Doug Addison; brothers, Preston Addison (Betty) of Benton, Eddie Addison (Brenda) of Des Arc, and Frank Addison (Kathy) of Hazen; sisters, Katherine Riley of Lynn Haven, Florida and Martha Odean Mills of Hazen; 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren and two step-sons, Robert Jones of Coldwater, Mississippi and Steve Jones of Hazen.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 18, 2018 at Lakeside Missionary Baptist Church in Des Arc officiated by brother, Eddie Addison. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., prior to the service. Burial will be in the Center Point Cemetery in Hazen, Arkansas. Arrangements are by Westbrook Funeral Home of Hazen.

Josephine “Jo” Shelman

Posted in Obituaries on June 15th, 2018 by admin



Josephine “Jo” Shelman, 88, of Hazen, went to be with our Lord, June 12, 2018. She was the widow of Phillip Thurman Shelman. They shared 37 years of marriage together. Born in Piermont, New York, she was the daughter of Joseph and Domenica Caputo. Josephine was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Carlisle, Arkansas, for over 50 years. Josephine and Phillip were active in church and shared their love for the Lord with many in the community. They served as Deacon and Deacon’s wife. Josephine was an avid gardener and enjoyed growing flowers, especially African violets. She was known for her love of Italian cooking and bread making.

She is survived by her five daughters; Patty Carlson (Greg), Theresa Krug, Valerie Kelley (John), Anne Fairchild (Michael), Suzanne Severns (Bryon) as well as her brother, Joseph Caputo (Elizabeth). 17 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Phillip Shelman, and her son, Joseph Shelman. The visitation will be held June 19th from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen. The funeral will take place at 11:00 A.M on June 20, 2018 at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church in Slovak and will be preceded by the praying of the rosary at 10:30. Interment will be at the Slovak Catholic Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Lennie Lue Holmes

Posted in Obituaries on June 14th, 2018 by admin

Lennie Lue Holmes, 74, of Biscoe, passed away June 14, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Charles Holmes of Biscoe; daughter, Krisie Holmes of Jonesboro; brother, Bruce McKenzie and nephews, Scott and Greg McKenzie all of Furlough; 7 step-children, and numerous step-grandchildren and step great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Friday, June 15, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Biscoe. Funeral service will be 2:00 P.M., Saturday, June 16, at the First Baptist Church in Biscoe, with burial in the Hazen Cemetery.

Jonathan Douglas Pollitt

Posted in Obituaries on June 12th, 2018 by admin

Jonathan Douglas Pollitt of Little Rock, Arkansas died June 9, 2018 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Jonathan was born in Kingsville, Texas on May 11, 1983 to Jeff and Alice Pollitt. Johnathan had a keen interest in knowing how things worked and he enjoyed taking them apart to learn. Dissecting and tinkering with electronic items were his favorite and he was always on the hunt for something to work on. Jonathan’s was always planning and thinking of better ways to do things or coming up with ideas for ways to make life better. Jonathan also loved music and played the guitar and he loved playing for anyone, no crowd was too big or too small. Jonathan is survived by his wife, Jennifer, who was the love of his life and his son, Noble. He is also survived by his dad, Jeff Pollitt, and brothers, Ryan (Carriere) Pollitt and Matt (Jamie) Pollitt and nieces Addyson and Audrey Pollitt. Jonathan was preceded in death by his mother, Alice Pollitt.

A celebration of Jonathan’s life will be Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel of Immanuel Baptist Church with visitation at 9:00 a.m.. Burial will be in the Havana Cemetery in Havana, Arkansas. Arrangements are by Westbrook Funeral Home of Hazen. Online obituary at