[Nameplate] Fair ~ 63°F  
High: 81°F ~ Low: 53°F
Sunday, May 1, 2016

Wendell C. Hassell

Thursday, August 29, 2002

Born 12-29-1916 -- Died 8-22-2002

Wendell C. Hassell, 85, of Batesville, died Aug. 22, 2002 at his home. He was born Dec. 29, 1916 in Sidney, Ark., son of Oscar B. and Rosa Cartwright Hassell. He was a retired Navy Chief and a farmer. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and in the Korean Conflict. He was a Deacon Emeritus and a member of the West Baptist Church. He was a Mason, a Shriner, and a member of the Navy Fleet Reserves.Survivors are four stepsons, Lavon Baxter of Harrison, Deaun Baxter of Batesville, David Baxter of Bentonville, and Ranyard Richard of Cam-eron, Calif.; two step-daughters, Lisa Haigwood of Newport, and Helen Gratsch of Ash Flat; one sister, Elwanda Crow of Pres-cott, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Pleasant Nix Richardson Hassell second wife, Geraldine Bradley Baxter Hassell; three brothers, Loy, Happy, and Boyd Hassell; one foster brother, Earl Tosh.Services were Aug. 24, at West Baptist Church with Bro. Bob Dailey and Brien Nix Hall officiating. Burial was in the Wiles Cemetery at Ash Flat with arrangements by Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.Pallbearers were Delmus Caraway, Rodney Downing, Steve Hassell, Scott Baxter, Steve Baxter, Isaac Haigwood, Jonathan Richardson, and Rance Bell.Honorary pallbearers were Chance Baxter, Dr. Robert Walton, Dr. Steve Alexander, Felix Gaston, Vern Hicks, Bill Pate, Bill Westmoreland, Johnnie Nix, Melvin Casey, Les Barnham, and the Sunday School Class of the West Baptist Church.