Paul Joseph Oslica

Posted in Obituaries on March 5th, 2017 by admin

Paul Joseph Oslica of Carlisle, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, March 5, 2017.  He was born January 5, 1939 in Hazen, Arkansas.  He was the son of the late Joseph John and Mary Agnes Oslica.  Paul is survived by much of his family; his four sisters, Agnes and Mary Louise of Eads, Tennessee, Evelyn of Greenwood, and Joan O’Keane (Jim) of Maumelle; his four children, Connie (Lesley) of Conway, Ramona Ball (Ross) of Paron, Richard (Penny) of Fayetteville, Ed (Wanda) of Omaha, Nebraska; his nine grandchildren, Ren (Nicole), Katie Holt (David), Austin, McKenzie, Aly, Jeremy Ball, Justin Ball, Zac and Morgan and four great-grandchildren, Jasper, Tristan and Addison Holt and Ellis Croken.

Paul was a devoted father to his children and loving brother to his sisters.  He was a long time member of St. Rose Catholic Church; member of the Parish Council, Carlisle, Arkansas; the Knights of Columbus, Slovak; and he was a proud member and founder of Cedar Tree Acres, Slovak, Arkansas.  He was also a member of the Carlisle Jaycees.

Paul graduated from Subiaco Academy, Subiaco, Arkansas in 1957.  He enjoyed farming in Hazen and Carlisle for 30 years.  He continued his love for the outdoors and hunting while working at Greenbriar Hunting Club, Hazen, Arkansas for the past 30 years, making lifelong friends along the way.  Paul was widely respected in his community and loved by all.  He was known for his kindness towards others and his concern for others over himself.

Paul treasured travelling to his grandchildren’s school and sporting events.

Some of the special names that Paul is known by are:  “Big Paul” – to his many friends, “Schlitz”- to his classmates at Subiaco, “Brother” – to his loving sisters, “Pawpaw” and “Papa” to his grandchildren and great grandchildren, and the greatest name of all known by his children – “DAD”.

We have faith and trust that he has recently heard: “Well done my good and faithful servant.”

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at St. Rose Catholic Church in Carlisle followed by Rosary at 7:00 at the church.  Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Rose Catholic Church inCarlisle.  Interment will be in the Sts. Cyril and Methodius CatholicCemetery in Slovak.

Bill Carroll Flatness

Posted in Obituaries on March 1st, 2017 by admin

Bill Flatness picture 001Bill Carroll Flatness, 37, of Pine Bluff, passed away February 27, 2017.  Bill was born in Stuttgart, December 21, 1979. He was a devoted Cubs and Chicago Bulls fan and a loving son, father, and brother.

Bill is survived by his parents, Keith and Debra Flatness and his biological father, Billy Joe Quinn; one son, Wyatt Flatness of Hazen; three daughters, Hanna, Cassidy and Bailey Flatness all of Illinois; three brothers, Chris (Jennifer) Flatness of Minooka, Illinois, Joe (Eva) Quinn of Dacula, Georgia, and Ricky Snellgrove of Brinkley; one sister, Angela (Jessie) Barnhill of Hazen and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and friends.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Friday, March 3, 2017 at the Family Christian Fellowship Church in Hazen by Bro. Teddy Walker.  Visitation will be from 12:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the church prior to the service.

Arrangements are by Westbrook Funeral Home of Hazen.

Laura Anne Konecny McKee

Posted in Obituaries on March 1st, 2017 by admin

Laura Konecny MckeeLaura Anne Konecny McKee, 45, of Stuttgart passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017.  She was born September 26, 1971 in Stuttgart to John and Betty Ahrens Konecny.  Laura was preceded in death by her father, John Konecny and son Matthew McKee.

Survivors are her twins, David and Jennifer McKee; mother, Betty Konecny; brothers, James and Lester; sisters, Vanessa Denman and Cindy Munnerlyn.

Memorials may be made to her children David and Jennifer McKee Memorial fund at Farmers and Merchants Bank, p.o. Box 1010, Stuttgart, Ar. 72160,

Visitation and rosary will be 6:00 P.M.Thursday, March 2 at Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel in Hazen.  Funeral Mass will be 10:00 A.M.Friday, March 3, 2017 at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Slovak.

Allyn Dale Wilson

Posted in Obituaries on February 14th, 2017 by admin

Allyn WilsonAllyn Dale Wilson, 52 of De Valls Bluff, died February 12, 2017.  Allyn  was a former truck driver.  He is survived by his daughter, Crystal Whiteside of De Valls Bluff; son, Joey Tenorio of Stuttgart; grandchildren, Alexis and Brandy Wilson, Seath Whiteside, Christopher, Stayden, Christian, Brayden and Austin; great-grandson, Gabriel Franks, and step-daughter, Donna Hughes.  Allyn was preceded in death by his grandson, Zachary Whiteside.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. in the Flynn Cemetery near Humphrey.

Christy Marie Anderson

Posted in Obituaries on February 13th, 2017 by admin

Christy Anderson PictureStaff Sergeant Christy Marie Anderson, 44 of Hazen, died Monday, February 6, 2017 in Killeen, Texas.  She was a graduate of Hazen High School and served 10 years with the United States Army.

Christy is survived by her mother, Janet Swindle of Hazen; daughter, Megan Anderson of Hazen and her grandfather, Otto Swindle of Carlisle.  She was preceded in death by her father, James Swindle; her grandmother, Cathryn Swindle and numerous other relatives.

Visitation will be held Friday February 17, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the Hazen National Guard Armory prior to the service at 2:00 P.M. at the Armory.

Burial with full military honors will be at Peppers Lake Cemetery South of De Valls Bluff.

Arrangements are by Westbrook Funeral Home of Hazen.

Kenneth Dale Mills

Posted in Obituaries on February 11th, 2017 by admin

Kenneth Dale Mills, 69 of Hazen, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017. He was a Navy veteran and a truck driver.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, Manley and Nora Mills; sisters, Virginia Young and Georgia Crane and two brothers, Don and Lynn Mills.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Kee Mills of Hazen; one sister, Lee Stevenson of Imperial, Missouri; children, Christie (Daniel) Rose of Weatherford, Texas, Michael (Shelley) Mills of Hazen and Jason (Erin) Ritchie of Norfolk, Virginia; Grandchildren, Kierra (Sean) and Katherine of Weatherford, Texas, Mikie, Luke, and Matthew of Hazen, Alley, Skylar, Ezri, Zadie of Norfolk, Virginia and Miriah Sides of Saint Genevive, Missouri; great-grandchildren, William, Preston, Paizlie of Weatherford, Texas.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Monday, February 13, at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen.  Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M.Tuesday, February 14 at the Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel in Hazen.

The family requests memorials be made to the Center Point Cemetery.

Cathy Van Houten Nugent

Posted in Obituaries on January 21st, 2017 by admin

Cathy Van Houten Nugent, age 61 died at her home on January 18, 2017 following a lengthy illness.

She was born June 13th 1955 to Lonnie & Juanita Van Houten.  She was a 1973 graduate of Hazen High School and a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Dennis Van Houten.  She is survived by her precious grandson Spencer Weems who was the light of her life, her beloved daughter Mandy Weems and her steadfast husband Tommy Nugent all of Stuttgart.  Two sisters Martha (Mike) Sells of Stuttgart and Dianne.  And many friends and relatives.

Memorial service officiated by Brother David Inzer are Monday January 23rd 2 p.m. at Harmony Baptist Church Stuttgart with visitation 1 hour before.

Suzanne Michelle (Todd) Yelich

Posted in Obituaries on January 18th, 2017 by admin

Suzanne Michelle (Todd) Yelich, 51, of Mabelvale, passed away January 13, 2017. Suzanne was born in Little Rock to Alvin L. and Martha Todd, Jr. on October 26, 1965.  She went to high school at McClellan High School and graduated in 1984.  She worked for Dollar General in Little Rock and enjoyed her pets, flea markets, and spending time with her friends and family.

Suzanne was preceded in death by her father, Alvin L. Todd, Jr.

She is survived by her mother, Martha A. (Sontag) Todd of Mabelvale; daughter, Amber M. Maison of Benton; brother, Scott Todd and wife, Karla and nephew, Logan of Bryant and her aunt Glenda Tefteller of Brinkley.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 20, 2017 at the Westbrook Funeral Home chapel in Hazen.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local animal shelter in her name.

Tommy McCallie

Posted in Obituaries on January 13th, 2017 by admin

tommy mccallieTommy McCallie, of Carlisle Arkansas, went to be with His Lord on the afternoon of January 11, 2017 after a long battle with lung cancer.  He died graciously and peacefully, confident in the saving grace of Jesus Christ.  His is now at home in the heavenly dwelling that God has prepared for him.

Tommy is preceded in death by his parents, William Thomas (Bill) and Lucille Kelly McCallie, and his youngest brother Tim.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Miriam Buffalo McCallie, three children, Sherri Byrum (Jerry) of Little Rock, Pam White (Walt) of Beebe and, Willy McCallie (Erica) of Carlisle.  Survivors include two brothers, Bob McCallie (Myra Sue), Billy McCallie (Caroline), and sister-in-law Patricia McCallie.

Tommy left a legacy of nine grandchildren, Julie Byrum Stone (Joel), Kathryn Byrum Benson (Chad), Daniel Byrum (Courtney), Luke Byrum, Zac White, Jacob White (Jamie), Sarah White (TJ French), Maria McCallie and Thomas McCallie IV.  He was blessed with four great grandchildren, Eden Benson, Isaiah Benson, Charlee Kate Stone, and Kylie Stone.

Tommy and Miriam, both devoted followers of Jesus Christ, served two years as Baptist missionaries and pastor of Ten Sleep Baptist Church in Ten Sleep, Wyoming.  He also served as a pastor of Trinity Chapel Baptist Church, north of Carlisle.

Tommy made his living as a farmer and rancher in his younger years and then as a master builder with numerous projects in and around Carlisle and central Arkansas. Trinity Chapel Baptist Church was one of many projects he and his son Willy built.

Tommy’s greatest legacy is found in Jesus’ words recorded in Mark 10:43, “But whoever would be great among you must be your servant.”  Tommy answered our Master’s call to serve others in many ways, whether it was by serving on the Carlisle school board, supporting local churches, building a house for free for someone in need, winning a your teenaged employee to the Lord and discipling him, financially supporting missionaries, supporting the needy around Carlisle or helping to staff a free health clinic in Cabot for those less fortunate.  Tommy’s phone regularly rang with the following questions.  “How do you fix this?”  “Can you build this?”  “Can you show me how to do this?”  “Can I borrow on you your tools?”  “Can you help?”  Tommy regularly said yes.  He was a great servant and will be sorely missed.

Family visitation is scheduled for 9:00 am Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Trinity Chapel Baptist Church with funeral services to follow at 11:00 am.  The church is located approximately 3 miles north of Carlisle on Highway 13.  Burial will be at the Walters Chapel cemetery following the service.

William Joseph (Billy Joe) Toll

Posted in Obituaries on January 2nd, 2017 by admin

William Joseph (Billy Joe) Toll, 55, of De Valls Bluff, died January 1, 2017.  He was born November 8, 1961 in BrinkleyArkansas, the son of Dewey and Pauline Snarr Toll.  Billy Joe is survived by two daughters, Julie Turner and husband, Brandon of Navarre, Florida and Samantha Toll of Cabot, Arkansas; one granddaughter, Sawyer Turner; one brother, Dennis Toll and wife, Laure and two sisters, Bonnie Davis and Jonnie Gabbard.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at the Westbrook Chapel in Hazen.  Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. prior to the service.  Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in De Valls Bluff.