Hazel Raye Rowlett

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Mrs. Hazel Raye Rowlett, age 81, of Swifton, Ark. went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010 after battling cancer with tremendous courage. She was born May 20, 1929 at Swifton, Ark., the daughter of Jim and Gertie (Hartsell) Foust. A homemaker and member of the Swifton Church of Christ, Mrs. Rowlett was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and sister who enjoyed cooking, gardening, needle point, reading, and hosting family gatherings. Mrs. Rowlett was preceded in death by her husband, Neal Rowlett; one brother, Jimmy Foust, Jr.; one sister, Louise Lewellyn; and her parents. She is survived by two sons, Bobby Rowlett and wife Jaquita of Arlington, Tennessee, and Jimmy Rowlett and wife Cindy of Cabot, Arkansas; two brothers, Wayne Foust and Scotty Foust, both of Swifton; two sisters, Ethel Lee Helvering of Bradford and Linda Norris and husband Bobby of Swifton; five grandchildren, Jennifer Rowlett Warne and husband Josh of Eads, Tennessee, Kenneth Rowlett and wife Beth of Oakland, Tenn., Kevin Rowlett of Nashville, Tennessee, Michael Rowlett of Fayetteville, Arkansas, and Jacob Rowlett of Cabot, Arkansas; four great-grandchildren, Taylor Warne, Walker Warne, Mattie Warne, and Neal Rowlett; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend and caregiver, Donna Fears of Swifton. Funeral services are Tuesday, 10 a.m. at Swifton Church of Christ with Mr. Jon Binkley officiating. Interment will be in Swifton Cemetery. Visitation is Monday, 6-8 p.m. Pallbearers will be Kenneth Rowlett, Kevin Rowlett, Michael Rowlett, Jacob Rowlett, Shannon Norris, and Andy Foust. Memorials may be made to the Diamond-Blackfan Foundation, P.O. Box 1092, West Seneca, N.Y. 14224, web address Arrangements by Jackson's Newport Funeral Home.

Published September 27, 2010

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