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

Larry Wayne Kee

Posted in Obituaries on June 9th, 2018 by admin

Larry Wayne Kee, 70, of Hazen (Center Point Community) went to be with his heavenly father on Friday, June 8, 2018.  Larry was born on March 27, 1948 to Harvey and Ruth Kee.  He married his loving wife, Edith Weems Kee on February 28, 1969.  They have been happily married for 49 years.  They were blessed with four wonderful children, Shelley (Mike) Mills, Cindy (James) Murdock, James Kee, Jamie (Eric) Evans all of Hazen and a special friend Greg Horton.  He has a precious granddaughter, Madison Sickel and two handsome grandsons, Luke and Matthew Mills.  Larry served in the Army stationed in Germany for two years.  Larry was a hard working man, loved to farm and take care of his cows.  He was employed with Caviness Farms for 36 years.  He is preceded in death by his father, Harvey Kee.  Larry is survived by his mother, Ruth Kee; brother, Charles (Joyce) Kee; sister, Shirley Mills; brother, Loy (Debbie) Kee; brother, Stevie (Barbara) Kee, and sister, Becky (Tony) Sayger; a very special mother-in-law, Pearlene Weems and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends and his fur babies Boogie and Fletcher.

Visitation will be Sunday, June 10, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M., at the Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen.  Funeral services will be held Monday, June 11, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at the Center Point Missionary Baptist Church.

George Lee Zimmerman

Posted in Obituaries on June 5th, 2018 by admin

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George Lee Zimmerman, age 50 of Carlisle, died Monday, June 04, 2018. George was a graduate of Carlisle High School, worked in maintenance, and was a fire fighter. He is survived by his parents, John and Sandra Zimmerman of Carlisle; his daughter, Sandra; his son, Jonathan Tiner and his brother, John Zimmerman. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Zelma Zimmerman.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 prior to the service. Burial will be in the Carlisle Cemetery.

Julia Maye Bennett Williams

Posted in Obituaries on June 2nd, 2018 by admin

Julia Maye Bennett Williams, 94 of Carlisle, gained her wings June 2, 2018. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend. She was born in Carlisle, Arkansas on September 14, 1923 to Don and Cora Bennett. Those loved ones welcoming her home are her parents, three brothers, two nephews, two nieces, two sons-in-law, and one great grandson.

Maye married her husband, Ernie Williams on March 28, 1946 and he preceded her in death in 2000. She leaves behind her four children, Ann Robinson, Carolyn Schmidt, Linda Sullivan and Don Williams and a special daughter, Ruby Vaughan; seven grandchildren, Debbie Fleming, Sandy Curtis, Eric and Jason Williams, Dawn Sullivan, Bryan Sullivan, Daniel Sullivan and a special granddaughter, Sheila Hamric; seventeen great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. She also leaves behind two nieces and their families, Kathy Bennett Perkins, Karen McKee and the Morrison family whom she considered her bonus children.

Maye lived in Carlisle her entire life and was active in girl scouts, boy scouts, and church youth programs at the First Baptist Church.

She was chosen as Carlisle Citizen of the Year in 2005 and she served as the Ouachita Girl Scout council for many years. She was “Aunt Maye” to several generations of young people in her community.

The family wishes to express their thanks for the loving care their mother received at the Chambers Nursing Home over the past 5 years. Our mother would be happy to be remembered by a donation to your favorite charity, especially those for children or the First Baptist Church in Carlisle or the activity fund at Chambers Nursing Home. The family will be at the home of Daniel and Brandy Sullivan, 1201 East 4th Street, Carlisle. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Monday June 4, 2018 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen. Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M., Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Carlisle. Interment will be in the Carlisle Cemetery.

Bennie Charles Taylor

Posted in Obituaries on June 1st, 2018 by admin

Bennie Charles Taylor, 76, of De Valls Bluff, died June 1, 2018 at his home under Hospice care. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Annie Taylor of Sherwood. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Norma; his son, Mark Taylor of Beebe; granddaughter, Autumn (Justin) Reddin of Little Rock and a host of wonderful friends and loved ones. Bennie and Norma operated Taylor Oil Company for 20 years when they retired. Graveside services will be Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at the Oakland Cemetery in De Valls Bluff with William Saul and Kenny Alexander officiating. Working clothes are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Oakland Cemetery Maintenance Fund.

Albert Hugh Dale

Posted in Obituaries on May 24th, 2018 by admin

Albert Hugh Dale, 76, of Crossett, Arkansas was called home to be with the Lord on May 23, 2018. Albert was born in DesArc, Arkansas on February 12, 1942 to Boyd Dale and Mollie Caldwell. He graduated high school in Chicago, Illinois and then went to serve in the United States Air Force from 1961 to 1969. After his discharge he tried a few other careers but found that truck driving was what he loved and did until he finally retired in November 2017. He loved gathering with his friends and family playing country music on his guitar and harmonica. He loved old fashioned country music and would tell you “that was good but do you know any country?”

Albert was preceded in death by his parents Boyd Dale and Mollie Caldwell; his sister, JoAnn Gettey; brother Ronald Dale and his wife of 33 years, Patricia Dale. He is survived by his daughter, Brenda and husband, Bruce King of De Valls Bluff; son, David and wife, Sherry Dale of De Vallls Bluff; brother, Lynn and wife, Pat Dale of Shreveport, Louisiana; aunt, Kathleen Morrison and husband, Geno; step-children, Terry Slaight, James Baker, Harry Baker, Larry Baker and Dyrles Gomillion; three grandchildren, Nichole Meredith, Charles Lovell, and Zachary Dale and four great-grandchildren, Kaelin Alexandria Bussey, Max Meredith, Molly Meredith and Ashley Lovell.

A memorial service will be 11:00 A.M., Saturday, May 26, 2018 at the Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel in Hazen. His final resting place will be at Peak Cemetery in Pearcy, Arkansas next to his wife, Patricia Dale who he missed very much.

Billie Allmond

Posted in Obituaries on May 21st, 2018 by admin

Billie Allmond, 85 of Hazen, died Sunday, May 20, 2018 in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was born November 2, 1932 in Almyra, Arkansas to Barner and Betsy Wright.

Billie is survived by her husband, Jack Allmond; sons, Kenneth Allmond and wife, Maysie of Bossier City, Louisiana and Terry Allmond and wife, Connie of Stuttgart; Grandchildren, Courtney (Michael) Barrett of Bossier City, Louisiana, Ryan (Laura) Allmond of Little Rock, Arkansas, Ashley (Adam) Triche of Bryant, Arkansas, and Stephen Allmond of St. Louis, Missouri; great-grandchildren, Russell Barrett, Lucas and Clark Allmond, Kate and Haley Jane Triche and her brother, James Wright of Stuttgart.

Graveside services will be 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Almyra Cemetery.