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Deborah Lynn "Debbie" Hagan-Sherwin

Little Rock, AR, 1955 - 2022

Deborah Lynn "Debbie" Hagan-Sherwin, 67, of Little Rock, passed away on Monday, July 18th, 2022. Debbie was born in Little Rock, Ark., to Calvin and Betsy Hagan. She graduated from Hall High School in 1973 in Little Rock, and went on to attend Ouachita Baptist University, where she was an active member of the EEE social club and made some of her closest friendships that lasted her entire life. While in college, she loved designing and building floats for the annual Homecoming parade. She graduated with a triple major in History, English, and Political Science.
Following college, Debbie worked for the American Heart Association, and then worked on Jimmy Lou Fisher's campaign for State Treasurer. She eventually ended up in the insurance business in 1981 and then in 2000, Debbie entered the real estate business until she retired in 2014. In 1999, Debbie was chosen as one of the Top 100 Women by "Arkansas Business", which was a product of her drive and determination.
Debbie was smart, creative, compassionate and had a very giving heart. She loved to give "fun" Christmas gifts to all her family and friends. Debbie was very industrious, she once asked for a sewing machine and a circular saw for Christmas. She was given both of these gifts which she put to use building a deck and furniture, along with making furniture cushions. She immensely enjoyed spending time at Shangri La Resort on Lake Ouachita in Mount Ida, Ark., where eating pie was a favorite treat. She loved playing softball, but the highlight of her life was the years she spent coaching a girls softball team at Highway 10 Community Center in Little Rock.
Debbie is survived by her brother, Merlin Hagan (Rita) of Little Rock, Ark.; a niece, Joanna McCall (Adam) of Fayetteville, Ark.; a nephew, Heath Hagan (Brittney) of Little Rock, Ark.; a sister, Shelley Newkirk (Chris) of Little Rock, Ark.; a niece, Natalie Welchman (Zach) of Little Rock, Ark.; nephews, Drake Newkirk (Hannah) of Bentonville, Ark., Dakota Newkirk (Faith) of Maumelle, Ark., and Dillan Newkirk (Emily) of DeValls Bluff, Ark. Debbie is also survived by a host of great-nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death are Debbie's parents, Calvin and Betsy Hagan; and a great-niece, Meryn Grace McCall.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home in Little Rock on Friday, July 22nd. A graveside service will be held at Roselawn Cemetery in Little Rock on Saturday, July 23rd, at 9 a.m. with a memorial service to follow at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home in Little Rock at 10:30
It is with heartfelt thanks, that we want to thank the staff at The Manor. JoJo, Rosie, and the entire staff of nurses and caregivers were loving, compassionate and kind. We cannot express our gratitude enough and are eternally grateful to them for being a part of our team that cared for Debbie.
In lieu of flowers, donations by be made to Ouachita Baptist University. Online guestbook:

Published July 20, 2022

Roller-Chenal Funeral Home
13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, AR
Phone: 501-224-8300