P.O. Box 506, 943 Highway 425 North, Monticello, AR71655

Dorothy Imogene Chester Hooks
May 5, 1932 - July 4, 2024

Dorothy Imogene Chester Hooks

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Dorothy Imogene Chester Hooks, age 92 of Monticello, went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, July 4, 2024, at Baptist Health Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. She was born May 5, 1932, in Yuma, Tennessee to the late George Luther Chester and Arie Mae Ogles Chester.
She was the widow of Billy Wade Hooks, a retired factory worker and member of Halley Baptist Church. Mrs. Dorothy loved to go camping, shopping, working word puzzles but the most important thing she enjoyed was her church and spending time with her family. She also dearly loved to read and has read thousands of books. In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by an infant twin son; siblings, W.L. Chester and Martha Sue Merchant and husband Kenneth; and a brother-in-law, Bob Kizer.
She is survived by her children, Sandra Jean Hooks Burns Parmer and husband Glenn of Monticello and Mark Hooks and wife Paula of Monticello; one sister, Shirley Kizer of Collins; one grandchild, Michael Eric Burns and wife Blake of Monticello; sister-in-law, Wanda McKiever Chester; and a very special niece, Karen Kizer Delahouse.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2024, at Halley Baptist Church in Halley, AR with Rev. James Kendig officiating. Burial will be in Halley Cemetery. There will be a visitation held immediately following the funeral service in the Church Fellowship Hall. Memorials may be made to the Halley Cemetery Association. Serving as pallbearers will be Glenn Parmer, John Hite, Troy Gray, Michael Burns, Bruce Kizer, Danny Delahouse, Rusty Merchant and Stan Chester. You can sign Mrs. Dorothy's guestbook registry on this page.
The family would like to issue a special "thank you" to the staff of Woodside Medical and Dr. Jim Carmical for their attentive care to our mother and for always being there for us.

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Funeral Service
Sunday, July 7, 2024
3:00 p.m.
Halley Baptist Church
Hwy 159 & 208
Dermott, AR  71638
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Halley Cemetery
Hwy 35 E
Dermott, AR  71638
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Halley Baptist Church
PO Box 105
Dermott, AR  71638


  1. Brad Carner
    I'm so very sorry for your loss. Even though I never met your Mother, I know she was a very special lady just from our conversations over the years. I am daily praying for God's peace, strength and comfort for you and your family!
  2. Laci Harris
    Mrs. Sandra,
    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers!

    Laci, Crayton , Parker & Rhett Harris
  3. Amy Meeks
    Paula - My condolences on the loss of your mom. Miss you.
  4. Blake Wooten
    My sincerest condolences for the loss of your mother. May God’s peace be with you in this difficult time.
  5. Donna Kay Waldrup Odum
    Sandra, Mark and families - I’m so sorry for your loss, but I have to be happy for Mrs. Jean!! I’ve no doubt she’s enjoying Heaven with your dad and your brother!! She was always so sweet to me, and I never saw her without her smile!! I loved her and I love y’all too. Will be praying for all of you!!
  6. Janie & Larry Fuller
    Mary & Family,
    We are so sorry to learn of your Mother’s passing.
    She was a good Christian woman.
    May God continue Blessing your alls family with comfort during these times.

    Janie & Larry Fuller
  7. Susan Stephenson Smith
    Sandra and Michael, you know I’ve been praying for your sweet mama. I’m so sorry for your loss. You all had such a special relationship and she loved you all dearly. You will be in my prayers in the coming days, my sweet friends.
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