Janet Sue Hayes

Posted in Obituaries on May 22nd, 2020 by admin

Janet Sue Hayes, 67, went to be with her Lord May 20, 2020.  Janet was born July 2, 1952 to Reece Henry McGaha and Marjorie Allene Morgan in Russellville, Arkansas.  Janet attended Central High School and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where she earned a degree in education.  She was a teacher in the Hazen, Arkansas school district for over forty years.  Teaching was her passion.  She touched the lives of the many children she taught through the years.

Janet was preceded in death by her parents.  She is survived by her only son, Aaron Hayes of Little Rock; close family friends, Mike and Shannon Hall of North Little Rock, Arkansas and Kimberly Talbot of Jacksonville, Arkansas.

There will be a graveside service at 11:00 A.M.,  Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at the Hazen Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Hazen Elementary School would be appreciated.

Dr. Thomas Henry Turner

Posted in Obituaries on May 15th, 2020 by admin

Dr. Thomas Henry Turner of DeValls Bluff, went to be with the Lord May 13, 2020. Part of the “greatest generation” he was born on December 28, 1924 in Marianna, Arkansas.

He served his country by enlisting during World War II in the U.S. Navy. During that time he received his medical training at the University of Iowa. He also served in the US Air Force during the Korean War, stationed in South Korea.

Dr. Turner married Wanda Sue Tarter (deceased) from Carlisle, Arkansas. Together they had a son, Thomas Henry Jr. (Kathy Beadle Turner) and twins, Leslie Susan (James Flynn) and Bradley James (deceased). Later they had the joy of being grandparents to Susanna Flynn Henderson (Shawn) and Thomas Flynn (Mandy Wacker Flynn) and great-grandparents to Ashleigh Susan and Turner James Henderson as well as Alison Jane and James Henry Flynn.

Dr. Turner faithfully served the public by being a D.D.S. for more than 50 years.

He had a reputation for being “painless”, as well as a calm friendly voice. He transformed anxious dental procedures into friendly visits among neighbors.

In his retirement years, Dr. Turner (“Hank” to many) enjoyed gardening and listening to classical music. He also loved old movies especially westerns and football. Always a sovereign soul, Hank maintained his independence and dignity until his final days. His greatest joy was sharing his faith and teaching Sunday school at the Methodist Church in Hazen. Generous to a fault, loved my many and always a gentleman, Dr. Thomas Henry Turner will be greatly missed.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. at the Carlisle Cemetery.

Mandel I Sharp

Posted in Obituaries on May 11th, 2020 by admin

Mandel I Sharp departed this world on May 8, 2020 at Springhill Baptist in North Little Rock.  He was born on December 7, 1919 to Gertrude and Henry Sharp in Elizabeth, Louisiana.  The family moved to Arkansas in 1938 and to DeValls Bluff in 1939.  He married Mary Lancaster on June 6, 1947.  Mandel was a World War II veteran of the Army-Air Force, serving in Italy and other parts of Europe where his unit (57
th Squadron) all received a Bronze and Silver Star medal.

Mandel was preceded in death by his parents and four siblings and one great grandchild.  He is survived by his wife; daughter, Shirley Goff (Bruce); grandsons, Brian (Shelle Ball), George Weatherley (Crystal) and two great granddaughters, Rowan Weatherley and Naomi Weatherley.

Burial will be cremation with no service.

Twilla Mae Chandler

Posted in Obituaries on May 7th, 2020 by admin

Twilla Mae Chandler of Carlisle passed away Thursday, May 7, 2020 at the age of 67.  She was born in Lonoke, Arkansas to the late George Allen and Leland White. She worked as a home caregiver before her illness and she loved to cook and shop.  

Twilla was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Bobby White.  She is survived by her daughter, Amanda Tarter (Wil) of Carlisle; son, Aaron Chandler of Hot Springs; sister, Wanda White; brother, Benny White of Mississippi; grandchildren, Alisha Star Isbell (Colton), Jana Tarter, Colt Tarter, and Kaden Chandler and her former husband, Mike Chandler.

The family would like to extend their grateful appreciation to Baptist Hospice for the care given their Mother.

Westbrook Funeral Home of Hazen will be in charge of cremation arrangements.

Helen Marie Lobner Cook

Posted in Obituaries on May 2nd, 2020 by admin

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The Lord called Helen Marie Lobner Cook home on May 1, 2020 at the age of 95. Helen was born on January 8, 1925 in Vienna, Austria where she was raised and studied to become a seamstress. During World War II, Helen met the love of her life in U.S. Army Staff sergeant Dave Lewis Cook. The two were married in Austria and when the war ended, returned to the states where they raised their two sons, Pat and Gary.

Helen became a Naturalized U.S. Citizen in 1955. As a resident of Hazen, Arkansas, Helen initially worked at Pages’ Supermarket where she loved to assist in communicating with the Slovak patrons, easing the language barrier. Helen also worked for many years at J.R.’s Modern Cleaners completing a variety of tasks associated with the business.

Helen was a member of Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Slovak. She loved gardening, baking, sewing and cooking full meals for her entire family on Sunday afternoons. If Helen wasn’t at home she could often be found walking around Hazen for exercise, which typically spans around six miles per day. She walked all of her great-grandchildren to the post office, and if they were well behaved, they got to stop to explore the “Turtle Creek”.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, her five siblings, her husband, Dave Lewis and her youngest son, Gary Lee Cook. She is survived by her son, David Patrick (Carolyn) Cook of Hazen and her daughter-in-law, Cathy Cook of Jacksonville; five granddaughters, Regina (Freddie) Ibbotson of Lonoke, Tracie (Billy) Harrison of De Valls Bluff, Angie (Davy) Williams of Biscoe, Kim Warner and Carrie Cook of Jacksonville.

She also leaves behind numerous great-grandchildren, BJ (Chelsey) Harrison, Bryce (Elaina) Sims, Taylor (Paige) Ibbotson, Josh Harrison, Parker Ibbotson, Brenon (Abby) Williams, Brayden Williams, Brance Williams, and great-great-grandchildren, Eden and Garner Sims and Mary Harrison.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 P.M., Monday, May 4, 2020 at the Hazen Cemetery.

Irma Leota Jenkins

Posted in Obituaries on April 23rd, 2020 by admin

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Irma Leota Jenkins, 80, of Hazen, Arkansas passed away on April 23, 2020. She was born to Carl and Robbie Hill on January 7, 1940. She was a member of Morris Chapel Church. Leota retired from Remington Arms in Lonoke. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul Jenkins; two sisters, Mary Morris and Francis Clark and one granddaughter, Blair Mensch.

She is survived by three sisters, Annabelle, Sylvia, and Birdie (Doug); three brothers, John, Billy (Dee), and Arnold (Carol); one daughter, Kellie (Richard) Root; one granddaughter, Amber (Josh) Mensch; one grandson, Frankie (Kristi) Cruz; three great grandson, Nathan , Korbin, and Danny; special nieces and nephew include Marie (Marty) Walker, Keith (Ashley) Morris, April (Wynona) Foster, and Teresa Swaim.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 P.M., Saturday, April 25, 2020 at Walter’s Chapel Cemetery for Immediate family only.

Wayne Deering Colclasure

Posted in Obituaries on April 23rd, 2020 by admin

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Wayne Deering Colclasure, 87, of Hazen died Wednesday, April 22, 2020. He was born June 25, 1932 in Lonoke. He was a member of the Center Point Missionary Baptist church in Hazen.

Wayne was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Delores Colclasure and a son, Tony Glenn Colclasure. He is survived by one daughter, Connie (Terry) Allmond of Stuttgart; one son, Tim (Karen) Colclasure of Conway; four grandchildren, Ashley (Adam) Triche of Bryant, Stephen Allmond of St. Louis, Missouri; Jeff (Sarah) Hall of Benton and Shawn (Kim) Hall of Apex, North Carolina; six great grandchildren, Kate and Haley Jane Triche of Bryant, Lydia and Jack Henry Hall of Benton, Adrien Summers and Julian Quintero of Apex, North Carolina.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff at Chambers Nursing Home in Carlisle, Arkansas.

Graveside services will be Sunday, April 26, at 11:00 a.m. at the Hazen Cemetery directed by Westbrook Funeral Home of Hazen.

Memorials may be made to Center Point Missionary Baptist Church. Treasurer, Jim Foster, 1675 Caviness Road, Hazen, Arkansas 72064.

William Dean Hahn

Posted in Obituaries on April 15th, 2020 by admin

William Dean Hahn, 62, of Slovak passed Sunday, April 12, 2020.  He was born April 16, 1957 in Stuttgart.  Hahn was a life-long farmer.  He shared his love to hunt with younger generations allowing anyone to hunt with the request that when possible they extend the favor to others.  He passed on his love for the land and the thrill to hunt to his children.  Along with hunting, he was passionate about NASCAR and seeing a Chevrolet finish first.  He respected and collected guns and was an avid skeet shooter, but above all he enjoyed being a Daddy and later being called, “Poppy”.

Dean is survived by his wife of 42 years, Kathy Kerr Hahn; mother, Dorothy Hahn; son, Will (Meagan) Hahn; daughters, Myra (Mark) Duke and Leigh (Chris) VanHouten.  His grandchildren include Haley and Hayden Duke, Holden, Forrest and Graylie Lawless and Wyatt VanHouten.

Dean was preceded in death by his father, Gilbert Hahn; sister, Peggy Hahn Young and his hunting buddy and companion, “Bullet”.

Dean Hahn’s service will be a graveside service  2:00 P.M., Thursday, April 16, 2020 at the Lutheran Cemetery in Slovak by Westbrook Funeral Home of Hazen.

Memorials may be sent to St. John’s Lutheran School ECE, 205 East Fifth, Stuttgart, Arkansas 72160.

Ernest Dale Ingle

Posted in Obituaries on April 9th, 2020 by admin

Ernest Dale Ingle, 76, of Carlisle, Arkansas left this earth for his heavenly home on April 8, 2020.  He ws born June 30, 1943 to Ernest Franklin Ingle and Willie Maudie Taylor Ingle.

Ernest Dale joined the Navy in 1964.  He defended our nation in the Vietnam War and Cuban Missle Crisis on the USS Iwo Jima and was involved in Atomic Bomb testing on Johnson Island and received an Honorable discharge in 1967.  Ernest Dale went to work for the Arkansas Game and Fish commission in 1977.  He worked for AGFC for 31 years in which time he received District Wildlife Officer of the Year twice before retiring July 31, 2006.  He enjoyed turkey hunting and crappie fishing but what brought him the greatest joy was talking to people about his Savior Jesus and studying the Bible.  He had a love for prophesy and would spend countless hours reading books and watching shows related to prophesy.  Ernest Dale was a proud member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.

Ernest Dale was preceded in death by his parents along with a brother, George Franklin Ingle and four sisters, Hazel Newton, Ruby Pearl Kelly, Carolyn Jackson and Joyce Sok, and one granddaughter, Katie Beall.  He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ray Ingle; his children, Kiley (Mandy) Ingle of Scott and Erika (Paul) Lott of Des Arc; his grandchildren, Cody Hall, Courtney Ausbrooks, Lexi Ingle, Gunnar Lott and Grayson Lott.  Ernest Dale had three great-grandchildren, Kroy (Bubba) Hall, Kaydin Randall, and Jaxson Randall.  He is also survived by one brother, Bobby Ingle and two sisters, Faye Spicer and Dorothy Mertsoc.

Graveside services will be held for immediate family only, due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, on Friday, April 10, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. with interment at the Center Point Cemetery with Pastor Freddie McCann officiating.

Rickie Avants

Posted in Obituaries on March 27th, 2020 by admin

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Rickie Avants, 67, of Hazen, Arkansas passed away unexpectedly on March 23, 2020.  He was born on March 6, 1953 to Geraldine Perry. He is survived by two sons, Jason Avants of Reno, Nevada and Caleb (Courtney) Holloway of Brasfield, Arkansas. No services will be held at this time.  A private memorial will be held at a later date.