Billy C. Bartley

Posted in Obituaries on April 21st, 2021 by admin

Bill Bartley

Billy C. Bartley, 81, of Hazen, died suddenly on April 20, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; three sisters, and a loving wife of 56 years, Lorene.

Survivors include daughters, Freda (Jeff) Isbell and Brenda (David) Hoover all of Hazen; grandchildren, Brandy (Clay) Snider of Cooter, Missouri, Ashton (Nicholas) Gray of Roe, Arkansas, Cole (Mikah) Isbell of Hazen, Jason (Karen) Hoover of Clarksville, Todd (Brandy) Hoover of Maumelle; great-grandchildren, Cameron and Emma Snider of Cooter, Missouri, Isabelle and Calle Gray of Roe, Khloe Isbell of Hazen, Kiersten, Dawson and Haley of Maumelle, Morgan of Daluth, Minnesota, Patrick, Angela, Christian, Zach and Vinnie of Maumelle, and Alfie and Maxx of Toledo, Ohio; three sisters, Joann, Gaye, and Ivy, one brother, Fred and a host of family and friends.

Bill enjoyed a life of mechanics, fishing, outdoors, and bluegrass music. He could fix anything including a “dead goldfish”. He will always be remembered as “Paw” and cherished by all of his family.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hazen Cemetery or Calvary Baptist Church.

Funeral service will be 2:00 P.M., Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Calvary Baptist Church in Hazen. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 prior to the service.

Interment will be in the Hazen Cemetery.

Syble Evelyn Bates

Posted in Obituaries on March 27th, 2021 by admin

Syble Evelyn Bates, 92, of Hazen, went to her heavenly home on March 26, 2021.  Syble was a substitu
te teacher for the Hazen School District for 15 years and a member of the Hazen First Baptist Church since 1955.  She taught Sunday School for 35 years, a member of the WMU for 63 years, serving as president for about 35 years, she directed adult and children Christmas programs and was the leader for the Senior Adults.  Syble was also a member of the Red Hats and enjoyed going on bus trips with her friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clem and Winnie Moore; her husband, John; sisters, Eloise Brockin, Mildred Osborne, Freda Warnock, Bonnie Gibson, and her brother, Omas (Dick) Moore.

Syble is survived by her son, John Bates; daughter, Judy Warren and husband, John; granddaughters, Abby Brown and Katy Saul; grandsons, John H. Bates III, and Morgan Bates; great-grandchildren, Konner and Kolton Brown, Ryder VanHouten, Jay Lynn and Haven Bates, and Zaden Bates and many wonderful nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at the Hazen First Baptist Church.  Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, March 30 at Westbrook Funeral Home and the family asks that everyone please follow Covid regulations.  Burial will be in the Shady Grove Cemetery in Clarendon.

The family requests memorials to the Hazen First Baptist Church.

Dustin Mitchell Prince

Posted in Obituaries on March 17th, 2021 by admin
On March 13th, Dustin Mitchell Prince, of DeValls Bluff, Arkansas and Mobile, Alabama passed away and went to be with his Lord and Savior. Dustin was born on November 23rd, 1995, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas . He graduated from White Hall High School. He was a welder and electrician for the major portion of his young adult life.  He will be remembered for his contagious joyful spirit and his warm and charming smile.

Dustin is survived by his immediate family Lacci Ashcraft-Prince, two children Macci and Jackson Prince of Pine Bluff, his father Justin Mitchell Prince of White Hall Arkansas, his mother Carie Prince King and Step-father Jered King of Mobile, Alabama, his brother Austin Prince, two sisters Claire King and Atleigh Prince, paternal grandparents Robert and Jeanette English of DeValls Bluff , maternal grandmother Katie Woolridge. Aunts Uncles Russell Gay(Angelia) of League City Texas, Alexandria Prince and Ruby Gay of DeValls Bluff, Zachary English (Laura) of Dermontt and Mike Prince (Dana) of Biscoe. Cousins Johnathan Johnson of Garden Grove, California, Lynn Mills of Biscoe, Troy Chapman of White Hall, Trevor Kelly of Woodlawn, Gabriel Mayo of Hazen, Michaela and Hannah Gay of League City, Texas and Sterling Michelle Prince of Biscoe.

Dustin’s life will be celebrated by numerous family members and friends, whose lives were touched by knowing him. The viewing will be Friday March 19th at Calvary Baptist Church Hazen Arkansas from 5 pm to 7 pm. The funeral will be at 2 pm on Saturday at Calvary Baptist with graveside memorial service following at the Biscoe Cemetery.  Flowers can be sent to Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen Arkansas.

Johnny Dwayne Tipton

Posted in Obituaries on March 14th, 2021 by admin

Johnny “Dollar” Dwayne Tipton, 55 of Hazen went to be with the Lord Saturday, March 13, 2021 after a lengthy battle with complications of COVID -19.

Johnny was born on November 11, 1965 in Stuttgart to J.B. Tipton and Tessie Arcola King Tipton.  He was a 1984 Stuttgart High School graduate and earned an Associates Degree from Phillips County Community College.  Throughout his career, he worked at Napa, Riceland Foods, Odom’s TN. Pride, Schwan’s, Boar’s Head, and Producer’s Rice Mill as a Safety Director, where he made countless friends.  Throughout his life he was a volunteer fire fighter, a member of the Hazen School Board, and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Carlisle.

Johnny loved and excelled at baseball growing up, which carried over to him being an avid Razorback fan.  He was an outdoorsman, making special memories with friends and family hunting ducks, deer, and fishing.  Camping was another way he made special moments with family and friends, willing to cook out for the group.  He loved his special pets and let them boss him around.  It was his nature to make others around him feel good.  His smile could light up a room and he never met a stranger.  He loved to share his love of Christ with hopes that all would come to know Him as their Savior.

Johnny was preceded in death by his parents.  Survivors are his wife of 29 years, Karen Coyle Tipton; his daughters, Meagan Tuggle (Bubba), Maleah Haralson (Ricky) of Romance and Sarah Tipton (Cody Smith) of Hazen; his siblings, Brenda Persons (Donald) of Pine Bluff, James “Jug” Tipton (Corman) of De valls Bluff, and Marty Tucek (Robert) of Stuttgart; grandchildren, Easton Tuggle, Avery Haralson, and Ally Haralson; his father-in-law, Lamar Coyle, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 1:30 to 2:00 P.M., Monday, March 15, 2021 at the Oakland Cemetery Pavilion in De Valls Bluff with funeral services at 2:00 P.M.

The family requests that everyone please wear a mask and abide by Covid guidelines.

Jerry Michael Raborn

Posted in Obituaries on March 9th, 2021 by admin

On Sunday, March 7, 2021, Jerry Michael Raborn passed away peacefully at the age of 75.  Jerry was a lifelong resident of Carlisle, Arkansas and is known for his dedication to preserving the history of Carlisle and his church where he spent most of his time.  Jerry was a veteran of the Vietnam War, a farmer and a father, always  putting his family first.  Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Lois Raborn and his sister Charlotte Brown.  He is survived by his children Sally Broadaway of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Rebecca Thompson of Maumelle, and Christine Archer of North Little Rock and Glenn Adcock of Cabot.  He is also survived by his grandchildren, Taylor Broadaway, Sebastian Ramirez, Joshua and Caleb Archer and Blake Adcock, and brother Melvin Raborn.

Services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Carlisle, Arkansas on Friday, March 12, 2021.  Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. with service following at 1:30.  Graveside service will follow at the Old Carlisle Cemetery.

Patricia McCallie

Posted in Obituaries on February 24th, 2021 by admin

Patricia McCallie, age 68, died on February 24, 2021.  Patricia was born on May 28, 1952 to Lloyd and Betty Elder.  She was married to Tim McCallie, a farmer, and was a lifelong resident of Carlisle, Arkansas.  They had three children.  Patricia was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Tim.

Patricia is survived by her children, Steve (Jennette) McCallie, Crystal (Doug) Callihan, and Wendy (Jared) Greenwalt; six grandchildren, Timothy Callihan, Christian McCallie, Ashlee McCallie, Lydia Greenwalt, Amelia Greenwalt, and Kate Greenwalt; two sisters, Carolyn Elder and Linda (Kim) Waddell, and a brother, Bobby Elder; brother and sister in law’s, Miriam McCallie Byrum (the late Tommy McCallie), Bob and Myra Sue McCallie, and Billy and Carolyn McCallie.  She is also survived by an abundance of family and friends.

Patricia was a graduate of Carlisle High School and a lifelong resident of Carlisle, Arkansas.  She was a farmer’s wife, a mother, and a Nonna.  She served as Lonoke County Tax Collector for many years and retired in 2017.

Patricia’s life was a blessing and her memory will be a treasure!  She will be greatly missed.

Please join us in celebrating her life on February 27, 2021.  A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am at Walter’s Chapel Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Arkansas Hospice at

Bonnie Felts Reid

Posted in Obituaries on February 19th, 2021 by admin

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Bonnie Felts Reid, age 86, of Hazen, died peacefully on Monday, February 15, 2021 and went to be with the Lord. Bonnie was born on June 9, 1934, in Des Arc, Arkansas to Floyd and Fannie Felts who preceded her in death. She graduated from Des Arc High School in 1952 and married her love, Marvin Reid who also preceded her in death. She retired from the Carlisle School District after 33 years of service in the music department.

Bonnie is survived by her children, Marvin P. Reid, Jr. and wife, Debbie of Carlisle and Rose Marie Knupp and husband, Keith of Des Arc; five grandchildren, Brad Knupp, Jenny Knupp Garlington, Andrea Hanks, Alex Reid and Ashley Clinton; sister, Glenda Gales and brother, James Felts both of Des Arc; nine great-grandchildren, Brayden, Beckett, Brett, and Berkley Knupp, Zaden, Aven, Gavin, and Mattilyn Garlington and Vincent Reid. She was also preceded in death by sisters, Aime Riehle, Emma Gean Cate, Mary Johnson, Carole Pool and brother, Roy Douglas Felts.

Please join us in celebrating her life Monday, February 22, 2021 with visitation at 1:00 P.M. and service at 2:00 P.M. at the Hazen First United Methodist Church, 211 North Hazen Avenue, Hazen, Arkansas 72064.

Betty Sue Long

Posted in Obituaries on February 8th, 2021 by admin

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Betty Sue Long departed from this life for her heavenly home on February 6, 2021 surrounded by her family. She was a life-long homemaker and worked as a beautician in her beauty shop for 55 years. She made memories with everyone she met and loved. She was known by several names to everyone, but her favorite name of all was “crazy granny”. She lived a very full, selfless, and beautiful life making everyone laugh or smile in some way.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Everett “Sonny” Long; son, Terry Ingle; grandson, Justin Jackson; three brothers, one sister, and her parents.

Those left to carry on her memory are her sons, Rusty Ingle and Randall Ingle, only daughter, Marcia Bramlage, ten grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Hazen followed by funeral service at 11:00. Interment will be in the Hazen Cemetery.

Pauline Owen

Posted in Obituaries on February 6th, 2021 by admin

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Pauline Owen, 95, of Des Arc died Thursday, February 4, 2021. She was born June 13, 1925 in Hattieville, Arkansas to Jessie Haynes and Della Stacks Haynes. Survivors include her son, Jerry Owen and wife, Frances Owen, two grandchildren, Tim Owen and Sherry Lawrence and husband, Tim Lawrence, one great-grandchild, Taylor Lawrence and several nieces and nephews. Ms. Pauline was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, L.E. Owen, 3 brothers, Harold Haynes, Cecil Haynes and Archie Dude Haynes and 2 sisters, Mabel Beggs and Lucille Humble.

Pauline loved her family. She and L.E. Owen were long time farmers in Des Arc. Pauline also enjoyed camping and finding diamonds at the Diamond Mine with her husband. She also enjoyed crocheting, making quilt blocks, jigsaw puzzles, hummingbirds, and gardening. Pauline was an active volunteer in the Prairie County Fair Board until the late 1990’s.

Visitation is Monday, February 8, 2021 at 1:00 P.M., and funeral services will follow at 2:00 P.M. at the Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel in Hazen, Arkansas. She will be laid to rest at the Hazen Cemetery.

Paul Kenneth “Ken” Castleberry

Posted in Obituaries on February 3rd, 2021 by admin

Sergeant First Class Paul Kenneth “Ken” Castleberry, 84, died peacefully in Rison, AR on January 23, 2021.

SFC Castleberry was born on February 4, 1936 in De Valls Bluff, AR to Sanford and Fannie (Henderson) Castleberry. In 1953, he joined the armed forces and was assigned to Ft. Campbell, KY.

SFC Castleberry married Rose M. Iceman in Lebanon, PA in 1964.

SFC Castleberry’s military career included overseas deployments to Japan, Germany, and Vietnam; and stateside assignments in Redstone Arsenal, AL; Ft. Campbell, KY; Ft. Bragg, NC; Indian Gap Military Reservation, PA; and Ft. Benning, GA in elite specialty areas such as a Wire Team Chief for Explosive Ordinance Disposal, Military Police and Airborne Jumpmaster.

Throughout his military career, SFC Castleberry enjoyed multiple professional hobbies such as international racing driver winning three international races on the Nuremberg, Germany circuit; parachutist; professional underwater diver and instructor; as well as being an off-duty hours deputy sheriff where he searched for missing persons and stolen vehicles.

He was discharged with full honors in 1973 with over 20 years of service after receiving multiple citations throughout his career including the National Defense Service medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster, Vietnam Campaign medal w/60 Device; Vietnam Service medal w/2 Bronze Stars, Air Medal, Good Conduct medal (4th award), Explosive Ordinance Disposal Specialist and Supervisor badges, Parachute and Senior Parachute badges, 2 Overseas Service bars, and Drivers Badge w/bar.

After retirement, SFC Castleberry returned to his home in Arkansas and continued to keep busy becoming a self-employed carpenter. He later began working for BBF Oil Company in Pine Bluff, AR and then retiring from the Arkansas Department of Corrections Boot Camp in Wrightsville, AR as a Drill Instructor.

He is survived by his sons Paul (Susan), Don (Debbie) and Sandy Castleberry (Lorie); his daughter, Deanna Ashcraft (Sam); his grandchildren George (Jessica), Patrick (Stephanie), Dalton, Brooklin, and Trent Castleberry (Morgan); Breanna and Cody Ashcraft; Brian (AshLeigh) and Raechel Ingle; and his eight great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Rose.

Due to current restrictions, a private ceremony with full military honors will take place at the Committal Shelter at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock on Feb. 2, 2021.