Mamie Adams Guess

Posted in Obituaries on April 8th, 2019 by admin

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Mamie Adams Guess, age 89, of Hazen, was born April 4, 1930 to the late O.W. and Verlinda Harrison Adams. She entered her heavenly home on April 7, 2019. Mamie was a 40 plus year member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church of Carlisle, Arkansas. She was a waitress in Carlisle at the Capri and the Front Porch for many years, where she served many cups of coffee and loved every minute of it. Mamie, mom, “mamaw, “Memaw”, “gigi” was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother as well as a great example of a loving and Christian lady to her children and others. She was the glue that held this large family together and will be missed by all dearly.

Mamie was preceded in death by her parents, late husband, Rex Guess, sisters, Opal Moody and Lottie Mills, brothers, Jessie, Marvin, Winford, James, and Bobby Adams, son, Ray Fisher, grandson, Scott Kelly and great-grandson, Kyler McElroy.

She is survived by her four children, Yvonne (Danny) Kelly of Hazen, Debbie (Terry) Madar of Carlisle, Sandy (Johnny) Kelly of Des Arc, and Freddie (JoAnna) Fisher of Hazen; six siblings, Dorothy (late Obie) Folts of Hazen, Joe Adams (Ellen) of Sherwood, Curtis (late Nelda) Adams of Hazen, Carolyn Ferrell (Kenneth) of Hermitage, Evelyn (Jackie) Gentry of Hazen, six grandchildren, Deanna Williamson of Hazen, Kim (Josh) Simmons of Des Arc, Cody (Allen) McElroy of Hazen, Lindsey (Keaton) Thaxton of Carlisle, Cory (Lori) Fisher of Carlisle, and Cortney (Josh) Carroll of Hazen, 11 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and Rachel Hester, the best caregiver we could have ever prayed for. Mamie also leaves behind a host of family and friends.

Services will be held at Center Point Baptist Church North of Hazen on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 2:00 P.M.. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen. Burial will be in Center Point Cemetery.

Elizabeth Hoover

Posted in Obituaries on March 31st, 2019 by admin

Our loving mother, Elizabeth Hoover of Little Rock, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019 after a long extensive battle with Alzheimer’s. She was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend.

She was preceded in death by her husband Burnice Hoover, her mother, Marie Mangold, her step-father, Earl Mangold, her brothers, Floyd Walker, and Bo Walker. Mom will be forever remembered by her children, Linda Carlson and her husband, Jim, Bob Hoover and his wife, Linda, Guy Hoover, Kim Kegley and her husband Kevin, her nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, one sister, and numerous nieces and nephews.

We would like to give a very special thank you to Kimberly “Dawn” Sullivan from Home Instead, Mom’s caregiver for the last year and a half. The nurses and CAN’s from Arkansas Hospice especially Cathy RN, and Cathy CAN. You all touched our lives and most importantly Mom’s life in a very special loving way.

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. and the service immediately following at 11:00 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church of Carlisle, 215 East 3rd St.  Burial will be later in the afternoon at Riverwood Memorial Gardens, 301 Carnahan Drive, Maumelle, Arkansas.

Arrangements are by Westbrook Funeral Home of Hazen.

Raymond Williamson

Posted in Obituaries on March 28th, 2019 by admin

Raymond Williamson 87, of Sherwood, died Saturday, March 23, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Marie Williamson. Graveside services will be Friday, March 29, 2019, at 10:00 A.M., in the Hazen Cemetery at Hazen, Arkansas.

John Charles “Chuck” Haygood

Posted in Obituaries on March 22nd, 2019 by admin

John Charles “Chuck” Haygood, 63 of Hazen, beloved Daddy, Big Dad, Chuckie, Papa & Uncle passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 21, 2019. He was born November 8, 1955 to J.R. and Ada Haygood of Hazen.

Chuck was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy and parents, J.R. and Ada.

He is survived by his children, Brooke (Justin) Haygood Gantt of Highlandville, Missouri, John Riley (Andrea) Haygood of Lonoke, Laura (Jake) Madden Holmes, and Eli Irby of Hazen. He leaves behind seven adored grandchildren, Harmony, Audrey, River, Sterling, Jebadiah, Nathaniel, and Naomi. He is also survived by two sisters, Carolyn (Edward) Beam of Hazen and Claire Schafer of Little Rock, many nieces, nephews, and countless friends.

Chuck was a lifelong member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. He served Hazen and surrounding areas as a volunteer Fireman for nearly 30 years. Chuck made his living as a plumber, but his real joy was found outdoors, hunting and fishing. He enjoyed supporting Hazen Hornet athletics and the Prairie County Fair.

Visitation will be at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M., Sunday, March 24, 2019. Funeral services will be at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Hazen at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, March 25, 2019.

Donations may be made in memory of Chuck to the Hazen Fire Department.

William Donovan “Donnie” Dalmasso

Posted in Obituaries on March 21st, 2019 by admin

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William Donovan “Donnie” Dalmasso, 72, of Memphis, Tennessee, passed away on March 13, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Dalmasso and Doris Montgomery Dalmasso. He is survived by daughters, Jennifer Gale Dalmasso and Katie Ann Dalmasso, and brother, Joseph Paul Dalmasso. Don’s lifetime career was in the financial arena. In his early career, he was a successful bond trader, later a stock broker, and later in his career, a Senior Vice President at Morgan Stanley and financial advisor focusing on wealth management. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and a competitive trap shooter.

A note from his daughters, our dad was someone people would say was their “Rock”. He wasn’t perfect but he always tried to right his wrongs. He was always there for his girls. When the going got tough, he would say “put your right foot in front of your left” and to “do the next indicated thing”. Most of all, our dad taught the world that “life is too important to be taken seriously” as Oscar Wilde would also agree. He knew how to cut up and laugh because those moments we share together is what life is all about. He’d want you all to have tears of laughter and joy in your eyes and to smile over the full life he lived.

There will be a memorial service in memory of “Don” Donnie, Friday, March 29, 2019 at the Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel in Hazen, Arkansas located at 115 North Livermore Street, Hazen, Arkansas 72064. The gathering will start at 5:30 P.M. Please, in lieu of flowers, he would want you to donate to a cancer foundation or to the children at St. Jude’s who from the start leaned laughter over tears. He had love for you all.

Elbert Lawrence Schafer

Posted in Obituaries on March 3rd, 2019 by admin

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Elbert Lawrence Schafer, 83, of Carlisle, peacefully passed away on March 2, 2019.

He was born June 16, 1935 to Ben and Lois Jackson Schafer of Carlisle. He is survived by his wife, Nell S. Schafer married 53 years; son, John Schafer of Sherwood; his daughters, Tammy Snider of Hot Springs, Brenda (Roger) McCallie, Kathy (Ronnie) Byrd of Carlisle; six grandchildren, Jessica McCallie, Lana (Tanner) Ball, Dylan, Emily, and Gracien Byrd and Colton Adams. Siblings; Melvin (Judy) Schafer and Thelma Munnerlyn. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Edward Schafer and Albert Schafer and great granddaughter, Sunni Leigh Ball.

Elbert was born and raised in Carlisle and graduated from Carlisle High School. Elbert then enrolled in the military serving in the United States Army. After which, he chose to follow in family and farming became his profession. He deeply loved his family and was adored by the ones that called him husband, daddy, father-in-law, and papaw. He was an active member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. He will forever be remembered for his quick wit, compassion, and love for his family. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 P.M., Monday, March 4, 2019 at St. Rose Catholic Church in Carlisle followed by a prayer service at 7 p.m. in the church. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., at St. Rose Catholic Church in Carlisle.

The family asks in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Arkansas Alzheimer’s Association, 201 Markham Center Drive, Little Rock, Ar. 72205.

Jerry Lynn Owens

Posted in Obituaries on March 3rd, 2019 by admin

Jerry Lynn Owens, 79, of Biscoe, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, February 28, 2019. He was born August 15, 1939, the son of Jack and Annie Ruth Owens. Jerry was a businessman and an auctioneer.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Johnny Owens of Bastrop, Louisiana, Charles Owens of De Valls Bluff and Pete Newsom of Heber Springs.

He is survived by two sons, Michael Lynn Owens of Leslie, Arkansas and Johnny Owens of Biscoe; three daughters, Patricia Ann Gann and husband, Tim of El Dorado, Arkansas, Katie Valley of North Carolina, and Deborah Lynn Sesser of Arkadelphia; two sisters, Mary Ann Geater of Stuttgart and Marie Price of De Valls Bluff and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

William James “Bill” Vanderpool

Posted in Obituaries on February 28th, 2019 by admin

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William James “Bill” Vanderpool, 75 of Stuttgart, Arkansas, died suddenly on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the Veterans Hospital in Little Rock Arkansas.

He was born February 26, 1944, in Rochester New York to a family of two brothers and four sisters. After attending Palmyra-Macedon central school district, he joined the 11th Infantry Fifth US Army, where he served for three years.

Bill retired from Riceland Foods as a boiler operator after 39 years and enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, and being with friends and family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Mary Jordan Faker; a brother, Hank Faker, and sisters, Dorothy Norton and Barbara (Bobbi) Renner, all of Rochester, New York.

He is survived by his daughter, Heather Zitzer (Mark) and granddaughter, Ella Zitzer of Maumelle, Arkansas; brother, Jim Faker of Bath, New York; sisters, Florence Stern and Jeri Hummel (Don) all of Rochester, New York as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel in Hazen, Arkansas.

Betty Flo Elder

Posted in Obituaries on February 16th, 2019 by admin

Betty Flo Elder, age 84, of Carlisle passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019. She was born to Carol and Mary “Tince” (Boals) Young on May 10, 1934, in the Wattensaw community. She was raised and lived her entire life in the Carlisle area where she met her husband Lloyd “Chot” Elder and raised a family.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents and husband. She is survived by three sisters, Barbara (Dub) Hamric of Hazen, Sandra Young of Carlisle, and Sherry Barbee (Kent) of Texas; four children, Patricia McCallie of Carlisle, Carolyn Elder of Stuttgart, Linda Waddell (Kim) of Carlisle and Bobby Elder of Little Rock; five grandchildren, Steven McCallie of Carlisle, Crystal Callihan (Doug) of Carlisle, Wendy Greenwalt (Jared) of Carlisle, Kimberly Schalchlin of Carlisle, and Brandon Waddell (Beth) of Lonoke; numerous nieces and nephews and delighted to have eight great-grandchildren.

There will be a private family burial at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, February 18, 2019 at the Carlisle Cemetery followed by a visitation from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the First United Methodist Church in Carlisle prior to the service at 2:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lonoke Exceptional School or the Lonoke County Council of Aging.

Julia Ann Nall

Posted in Obituaries on February 13th, 2019 by admin

Julia Ann Nall, 77, lifelong resident of Stuttgart, passed away February 12, 2019. She was born February 7, 1942, to Andrew Joseph Mack and Mary Margaret Mack. Julia was a devoted wife to Samuel Nall for 53 years and helped run the family business, Nall Refrigeration and Electrical. Julia enjoyed spending time on the White River, bowling with the Mallard League, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel David Nall and brother, George Mack. Survivors include her sons, Samuel David Nall, Jr. and wife, Christina of Casscoe, Michael Ray Nall and wife, Kary of Stuttgart, and John David Crisel of New Port Richey, Florida; brothers, Andrew Joseph Mack II and wife, Bonnie of Humphrey, Steve Mack of Augusta, and Charles Mack and wife, Jean of Senatobia, Mississippi. Other survivors include her grandchildren, Samuel David Nall III and wife, Christa of Casscoe, Brittany Burks and husband, Zack of Malvern, Briana Waddle, Aime Ayers, and Tillie Nall all of Stuttgart and 5 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Friday, February 15, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. at Grand Prairie Church with Bro. Thomas Bormann officiating. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Thursday, February 14, 2019 at the Grand Prairie Church.