Gregory Edward Grady

Posted in Obituaries on September 10th, 2018 by admin

It is with great sadness that the family of Gregory Edward Grady of Hazen announce his passing on September 6, 2018, at the age of 55 years. Greg will be lovingly remembered by his sons, Mychal and Nathan Grady; his mother, Darlene Tunker; his sister, Mischelle Grady Thiels; his brother-in-law, Paul Thiels; his nephew, John Grady Thiels and his nieces, Lillian and Beatrice Thiels; his uncle, Larry Grady and wife, Sue Grady; his aunt Marilyn Sims and husband, Buddy Sims and cousins Melanie Sims Konecny, Jason and Jody Grady and Julie Grady Serna. Greg was preceded in death by his father, Michael Grady.

Greg was a graduate of Des Arc High School and attended Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being in nature, especially with his sons, Mychal and Nathan. Greg also enjoyed documenting nature through photography.

A funeral service in memory of Greg will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the Hazen First United Methodist Church, 211 North Hazen Avenue. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 prior to the service at 11:00 A.M. Those who so desire may make memorial donations in memory of Greg to the Arkansas Sheriff’s Youth Ranch.

Sharon Lavon Gates

Posted in Obituaries on September 10th, 2018 by admin

Sharon Lavon Gates, 67 of Hazen, died September 10, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Rogers, Arkansas. She is survived by her son, Kevin Brownell, Jr. of Dewey, Oklahoma; one daughter, Shannon Newby of Florida; three grandchildren, Nicholas Cole Brownell, Blakeley and Christian-Troy Newby and her brother, Wayne Gates. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, Troy and Emma Jean Gates. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at the Center Point Cemetery in Hazen.

Bruce Scott (Moose) McKenzie

Posted in Obituaries on August 25th, 2018 by admin

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Bruce Scott (Moose) McKenzie 57, of Furlow, Arkansas passed away Friday, August 24, 2018. Scott was born on September 14, 1960 to Bruce and Mary McKenzie in Fort Worth, Texas. Scott was passionate about all sports and duck hunting. Preceding Scott in death was his mother, Mary McKenzie. Scott is survived by his father, Bruce McKenzie and brother, Greg (Lisa) McKenzie both of Furlow, Arkansas; his two sons, Brad and Lea Ellis; one grandson, Bailey Ellis and one granddaughter, Kayleigh Ellis all of North Little Rock.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 29, 2018 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 Hazen Cemetery.

Nelda Merline Martin Adams

Posted in Obituaries on August 18th, 2018 by admin

Nelda Merline Martin Adams, 80, of Hazen, passed away Friday, August 17, 2018. She was a homemaker, a wonderful seamstress, and a member of the Center Point Missionary Baptist Church.

Nelda is survived by her husband of 61 years, Curtis Adams; three daughters, Judy Taylor (Paul) of Conway, Nancy Branscum (Mike) of Jonesboro, and Linda Adams (Mike McCarty) of Humphrey; one son, Gary Adams of Arizona; 5 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren ; 2 step-great grandchildren; a niece, Debbie Carreiro and a nephew, Frankie Martin.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Sunday, August 19, 2018 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Monday, August 20 at the Center Point Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Center Point Cemetery.

Charles Richard Zimmerman

Posted in Obituaries on August 13th, 2018 by admin

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Charles Richard Zimmerman, age 88, of Carlisle, entered the heavenly gates on August 12, 2018. He was born on July 14, 1930 to Charlie and Mabelle Zimmerman. Richard was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, William Chad Zimmerman. He graduated from Carlisle High School and the University of Arkansas with both and AE and ME degree, and he had been a PE since 1984. Richard was a Navy pilot who spent most of his active duty as a flight instructor. He worked primarily as an engineer in the paper industry and eventually formed his own company, ZimCor Engineering. He enjoyed hunting, traveling, the Razorbacks, auto racing, RVing, reading and spending time with his cat, Buddy. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, the airport commission, and the Carlisle coffee group. Richard is survived by his wife, Margaret Sims Zimmerman; two sons, Rick (Jo) of Carlisle and Phil (Tina) of Summerville, South Carolina; five grandchildren, Brock (Jen) Zimmerman, Dylan and Hanna Zimmerman, Melissa (William) Moody and Nathan (Pricilla) Campbell; five great-grandchildren, Madison and JoAnna Moody, Gracie and Hadley Campbell and Allie Zimmerman. He is also survived by Phyllis and Bill Hooten, Kay Ostrom (Dan) and sons, Mary Margaret Wilson and family, Gary and Juanita Birdsong and family and friend and caregiver, Bea Heard.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. at the United Methodist Church in Carlisle on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. The service will follow the visitation. The family will be eternally grateful to the doctors, nurses, and staff at John L. McClellan VA Hospital Hospice unit where Richard received excellent care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church.

Robert Foster Lee

Posted in Obituaries on August 10th, 2018 by admin

Robert Foster Lee, 85, of Biscoe, died Friday, August 10, 2018. He worked for the Corp of Engineers and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his wife, Estelle Lee; two sisters, Lillian Harden of Biscoe and Rosemary Edge of Hazen and a brother, Andy Eugene Lee of Alabama. He was preceded in death by four siblings, Thomas Lee, Ruby Petty, James Avery Lee and Charles Lee.

There will be a graveside service at 2:00 P.M., Saturday at the Biscoe Cemetery in Biscoe, Arkansas. Online obituary at

David Bridges

Posted in Obituaries on August 5th, 2018 by admin

David Bridges, 74 of Carlisle, passed away Friday, August 3, 2018. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 54 years, Sissy and his children, Shari Sue Crouch (Roger) and Jerry Bridges (Amber); three grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Mitch, and Hutson, whom he dearly adored; his sisters, Delma Jean Hargrove and Lillie Mae Bridges of Benton, Louisiana and his brother, Roy Lee Bridges of Shreveport, Louisiana. David was an army veteran and an avid Razorback fan. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Monday, August 6 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen. Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at Hebron Methodist Church by Pastor Roger Crouch. Burial with military honors will be in the Hebron Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Terry McCallie, Patrick Rose, Harlan Caviness, and Jason Caviness.

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.