Griffin Leggett-Forest Hills Funeral Home and Memorial Park

At Griffin Leggett Funeral Homes & Memorial Parks, our story spans more than a century. It is a proud tradition, an honorable heritage and a history that we share with the communities we serve. Our experience guides our care, and our history reminds us that we are first and foremost a family serving families — we are people to depend on. In fact, Griffin Leggett Funeral Homes were named ‘Best of the Best’ funeral homes in 1998 by readers of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.

Community Involvement
At Griffin Leggett, we take pride in being part of the communities we serve. In addition to providing professional and caring funeral service to Arkansas families, we are proud to offer the use of our facilities to local organizations for meetings or get-togethers. We also provide grief seminars and support groups, memorial services, hospice programs and a Memorial Tree program to remember loved ones during the holidays.

Our Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Location
Healey & Roth Funeral Home was founded in 1905. In 1974, it merged with Griffin Leggett Funeral Home, which was established in 1936. The strong traditions of Griffin Leggett and those of Healey & Roth combined to create an establishment capable of providing unparalleled professional and personal service to Little Rock families. At Griffin Leggett, we believe that every life is unique, and every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. Griffin Leggett also offers The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility.

Our Obituaries

Leva Hardcastle

April 6, 1921 - July 26, 2016

Leva Evelyn Hardcastle, 95, of Little Rock, Arkansas, passed away on July 26, 2016. Born in 1921 in Pickett County, Tennessee to Benton and Lona Manis, she lived most of her life in central Arkansas where she worked and raised her family. She worked for 37 years at MM Cohn. She was an avid follower of golf and basketball on television and a die-hard Razorback fan. But nothing compared to her...
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September 30, 1927 - July 25, 2016

Joseph Roy Stillman (J.R.), 88, of Little Rock passed away July 25, 2016. He was born to Roy and Gail Stillman on September 30, 1927 in Little Rock. Joseph loved to hunt and fish, he never wanted anything for himself but loved giving to others. Joseph was preceded in death by his parents, daughter; Margo Stillman, step-daughter; Deborah Stapleton, siblings; Lucille Bright, Ralph Stillman and...
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Martha B. OWENS

November 2, 1936 - July 22, 2016

Martha Steward Springer Owens past from this life on June 22, 2016. She was born November 2, 1936 at Jamestown, Arkansas to the late A.C. and Hollis Landrum Steward. She was a member of Concord Missionary Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Erol Springer and Billie Joe Owens, Sr. Survivors include her sons James Springer of Mabelvale and...
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Thomas M. Calder

November 26, 1922 - July 11, 2016

Thomas McMillan Calder went to his heavenly home on July 11th, 2016. His parents Thomas M. Calder Sr. and Rosa Rauch Calder, and his brother George Calder preceded him in death. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 73 years Maxine Merritt Calder, and his daughter Kimber Lee Calder-Isgrig and her husband Mike Isgrig. Three grandchildren survive him also: Reveille Rose Isgrig, Zeke Isgrig...
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Carolyn HOOTEN

September 13, 1926 - July 6, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Hills Cemetery, ALEXANDER, AR.
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Bertha Croy Perkins

August 22, 1946 - July 6, 2016

Bertha “Ma Bert” Croy Perkins, 69, of Alexander Arkansas passed away on July 6, 2016. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Charles D. Croy and Phillip Perkins.She is survived by her children, Tammy Ridings, Chris (Lori) Croy, Ellen Pedersen, all of Central Arkansas, and Kathi (Jim) Moore of Meridian, Idaho, six...
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Daniel Edwin Castleberry

December 7, 1995 - July 4, 2016

“Huntin’, and fishin’, and lovin’ every day,” Daniel Edwin Castleberry knew how to have fun and relish all that life had to offer. In his 20 years on this earth, he covered much of it with a fishing pole or gun in hand. Fur, fin, or feather beware when Daniel was in pursuit. He was a Jack-of-all-trades, loved his family and friends immensely, and cherished his...
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Alice Friend

June 12, 1948 - June 24, 2016

Alice Marie Friend was one-of-a-kind. Born June 12, 1948 to the late John and Twyla Lazenby in Litchfield, Illinois, she spent 68 years blessing the lives of those around her. Alice passed away on Friday, June 24, 2016. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, and faithful friend to all who knew her. She was an original, a veritable renaissance woman who was uniquely gifted at so many things. ...
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Jessie L. Harris

October 19, 1935 - June 22, 2016

Jessie Louise Harris, 80, of Alexander, passed away June 22, 2016.She was born October 19, 1935, in Biloxi, Mississippi, to D.J. and Louise Whitten. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, Floyd Taylor and Ralph Harris, and sister, Jimmie Ann Wiley.She was a longtime finance clerk in the car dealership business.She is survived by three children, Nathan Taylor, Bobby Taylor, and...
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September 19, 1948 - June 21, 2016

Joseph W. “Joe” Higginbotham, 67, of Mabelvale, went to be with the Lord, June 21, 2016. He was born to Joseph and Mary Louise Higginbotham on September 19, 1948 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Joe loved telling crazy stories and had a wonderful sense of humor. He loved arts and crafts, painting, scrapbooking, collecting stamps and coins, but his favorite pass time was playing with his...
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Wayne Sherrill

September 17, 1932 - June 17, 2016

Wayne Sherrill, 83, of Little Rock, Arkansas passed away Friday, June 17, 2016. He was born on September 17, 1932 in Griffithville, Arkansas to Oscar and Roxie Sherrill. Wayne graduated from Little Rock High School. He and his late wife, Rosemary, owned and operated House of Hobbies until they retired in 1998. He enjoyed spending time with his great grandchildren, playing computer games,...
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Rheba Hutson

March 27, 1946 - June 15, 2016

Rheba Hutson, 70, of Little Rock, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, June 15, 2016. She was born in Long Beach, California on March 27, 1946 to Thaddeus and Connie Blount. Rheba worked as a Patient Care Technician for 25 years at UAMS in the Neonatal Unit before retiring. She was a lifelong member of Lifeline Baptist Church. Rheba was preceded in death by her parents and daughter; Christy Ayers...
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Jerry Cassil

August 29, 1948 - June 15, 2016

Jerry N. Cassil, age 67, died peacefully at his home with his loving wife by his side Wednesday, June 15, 2016. He is survived by a host of family and friends – all who loved him for his kindness and his keen sense of humor, which often flew over the heads of many not nearly as quick-witted. Jerry was born in Little Rock Aug. 29, 1948, to the late James and Nancy Cassil. He...
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Geraldine Smith

May 24, 1924 - June 8, 2016

Geraldine Ellis “Nanny” Smith, age 92, of Little Rock, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at her home.She was born May 24, 1924, in Humnoke, to Albert and Stella Ellis. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Kenneth Smith, and by five siblings.Nanny was a Pre-Kindergarten teacher for 17 years and was a member of New Haven Missionary Baptist Church.She is survived by...
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Shirley Jean WADE

May 31, 1935 - June 6, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Hills Cemetery, ALEXANDER, AR.
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John David Fauntleroy

January 26, 1934 - June 2, 2016

John David Fauntleroy, Jr., age 82, of Mabelvale passed away Thursday, June 2, 2016. He was born on January 26, 1934 in Bush, Louisiana to the late John David and Clara Fauntleroy. John was a veteran of the Korean War and retired from AP&L/Entergy Arkansas.John was a member of South Highland Baptist Church and loved to work on all types of projects. He could build and fix just about...
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Robert M. Tanner

May 15, 1956 - May 28, 2016

On Saturday, May 28, 2016, Robert Marshall Tanner passed away. He was born May 15, 1956 to Robert and Elsie Tanner. Robert gave four years of service to the Air Force before marrying Tammy Tanner in 1992. Two daughters made their family complete in 1993 and 1995. He was a loyal and passionate member of the Veterans Affairs Office in North Little Rock where he worked for 31 years before...
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Leota Marie Smith

January 22, 1929 - May 26, 2016

Leota Marie Smith, 87 of Mabelvale, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2016 at St. Vincent Hospital. She was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church of Mabelvale. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by Coy Gene Smith, her husband of 53 years. She was a dedicated housewife and mother of two sons, Steve Smith of Mabelvale, and Royce Smith and his wife, Pamela, of Riverview, Florida. Mrs. Smith has...
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Mylvia I. GRAHAM

August 13, 1927 - May 25, 2016

Mylvia Graham, 88, of Little Rock went to be with the Lord, May 25, 2016. She was born August 13, 1927 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Hubert and Easter Graham. Mylvia was a dental assistant for Dr. Walter Ward for over 30 years. After she retired she worked as a receptionist for her brother-in-law and nephews until she passed away.Mylvia was preceded in death by her parents, she is survived by...
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Deryl Ralph Wieser

February 1, 1932 - May 25, 2016

Deryl Ralph Wieser, 84, of Bryant Arkansas, entered Heaven’s gates on Wednesday, May 25th, 2016. He was born on February 1, 1932 in Logan, Oklahoma to the late Bruce Reed Wieser and Genevieve Wieser Rupprecht. He graduated from Laverne High School, Laverne Oklahoma in 1949 and was soon drafted into the US Army where he served for two years. He worked for General Telephone Company (Verizon)...
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Kela M. Caldwell

July 26, 1943 - May 9, 2016

Kelamae Caldwell, 72, of Alexander entered Heaven’s gates on Monday, May 9th, 2016. She was born on July 26, 1943 in Honolulu, Hawaii to the late George M. Israel, Sr and Sarah Kela Nahinu Israel. Kela was an extraordinary lady with a heart for serving people. She loved big and fiercely. You were blessed to be counted as her family and friends. She spent her life taking care of her family...
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March 28, 1930 - May 3, 2016

Mary Dexine Thompson, 86, of Little Rock, passed away on May 3.Mary was born in Roland, AR on March 28, 1930. She graduated from Joe T. Robinson High School. She was married to Selma Cortez (Squee) Thompson for 55 years.Mary worked as a manager for University Collection Services and retired as the Business Office Manager at CHI St. Vincent. Mary is survived by daughters; Alesa Garner (Dave) and...
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Judith Ann Garland

February 18, 1944 - April 29, 2016

Judith Ann Oehrlie-Garland was born on February 18, 1944 in Little Rock, Arkansas and went to be with the Lord on April 29, 2016. She graduated from Mount St. Mary’s in Little Rock. She retired from BEI after 30+ years. She was a partner in hope with St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. She enjoyed cooking, reading, and spending time with her friends and family.She is preceded in...
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Eddie Carl Carlan

February 10, 1940 - April 28, 2016

Eddie Carl Carlan, 76, of Benton passed away April 28, 2016. He was born February 10, 1940 in Waco, Texas to James and Nettie Carlan. Eddie graduated from Crozier Tech High School. He retired from the Dallas Police Department after 20 years working as a Homicide Investigator, field Training Officer and one of the first officers on Horse Mounted Patrol. Eddie worked around 20 years as a court...
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Alva West

September 14, 1942 - April 25, 2016

Alva Clarence “Al” West II, Outreach Pastor at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Bauxite (Sardis Community), Arkansas, passed into glory on Monday morning, April 25, 2016, aged 73.Born to Jack F. and Mary West, he graduated high school in Goodman, Missouri. He earned his bachelor degree from John Brown University and worked many years in Northwest Arkansas. Most recently, he and his...
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Dorothy De Ymaz

November 29, 1923 - April 25, 2016

Dorothy O. de Ymaz, born November 29, 1923, passed in peace on April 25, 2016, in Little Rock, AR. She is survived by her beloved son, Mark DeYmaz (Linda); grandchildren Zack (Lori), Emily, Will, and Kate; great grandchildren, Grace and Catherine; and preceded in death by her daughter, Jean Foote.Arrangements are by Griffin Leggett Forest Hills.
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Carl S. Lanier

September 13, 1942 - April 14, 2016

Carl Sidney Lanier, 73, of Mabelvale, went to celebrate with his heavenly Father, Thursday, April 14, 2016. Born to Frank and Ruth (Tyra) Lanier, he was a retired District Manager for RT French Co. and retired Sales Manager for Mountain Pure Water. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Lanier, and brother, Michael Lanier.Carl is survived by his loving wife, Janie, son, Keith (Tanya) of...
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Gerald Duane Johnson

March 20, 1944 - April 13, 2016

G. Duane Johnson, 72, of Alexander passed away April 13, 2016. He was born to Clifford and Nettie Johnson on March 20, 1944 in Pocahontas, Arkansas. Duane loved his family always putting them first. His favorite pastime was riding his motorcycle.Duane was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; Jane and Pat and one grandchild; Jeremy Lawson. He is survived by his loving wife of fifty...
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Diana Blasi

April 24, 1965 - April 10, 2016

Diana Coston Blasi, 50, of Bryant passed away April 10, 2016. Born April 24, 1965, in Fort Belvoir, Virginia to Morris and Delores Coston, Diana graduated from Fountain Lake High School in Hot Springs and from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.She is survived by sons, 1LT Adam Joseph Blasi and 2LT Dylan Christopher Blasi; father, Morris Coston (Shari); mother, Dee Ingram (Ray); brother,...
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Bryan Pinkerton

April 17, 1968 - April 5, 2016

Bryan D. Pinkerkton, 47, of Benton passed away Tuesday, April 5th. Born April 17, 1968 in Little Rock to parents Charles and Betty Pinkerton, Bryan, also known as “Pinky”, was a graduate of McClellan High School and went on to serve for four years in the U. S. Navy as an Aviation Electrician’s Mate . He went on to serve his community for 23 years as a Firefighter with...
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Annie Bentz Pratt

June 28, 1914 - April 3, 2016

Annie Lee Bentz Pratt, 101, passed away at home, April 3, 2016. She was born in Hamburg, Louisiana on June 28, 1914 to the late August and Effie Stepps Bentz. Having moved to Rhine, Arkansas when in the first grade, she graduated from Hummoke High School in Hummoke, Arkansas. She retired from Int’l Shoe Factory in Searcy, Arkansas, was a member of Alexander First Baptist Church and was a...
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Arlee Reed

March 31, 1927 - March 31, 2016

Arlee Washburn Reed of Bryant, AR left for her spiritual home on March 31st, 2016, guided by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was 88 years old.Arlee was born in Floyd, AR to Robert and Ellie Washburn on June 15th, 1927. Her family home of ten children included six brothers and four sisters. She graduated from Floyd High School, and completed secretarial school in Missouri during World...
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Hazel Garrett

March 29, 1924 - March 28, 2016

Hazel Garrett, 91, of Bryant was born March 29, 1924 and passed away on Monday, March 28, 2016. She was a loving mother. Survivors include her children Brenda Beck, Waymon Garrett, JR Garrett and her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Family services will be held at a later date.
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Paul Hutson

August 11, 1945 - March 26, 2016

Paul Hutson, 70, of Bryant went to be with the Lord March 26, 2016. He was born in Houston, Texas to Odis and Willie Mae Hutson on August 11, 1945. Paul was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He had a great laugh and was generous and kind-hearted to everyone. Paul loved the Lord with all his heart.Paul was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie; one daughter,...
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Ethel Harrison

May 25, 1925 - March 25, 2016

Ethel Mae Harrison, 90, went to be with the Lord, March 25, 2016. She was born to Samuel and Manerva Bane in Flag, Arkansas on May 25, 1925. Ethel’s main focus in life was her church and her family. She was a member of Lawson Road church of Christ. Ethel enjoyed canning, gardening, reading and quilting.Ethel was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; William, three sisters and...
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Chester Ray Goodwin

November 12, 1920 - March 25, 2016

Chester Ray Goodwin, 95, went to be with the Lord March 25, 2016. Chester was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on November 12, 1920 to Ernest and Ella Goodwin. Chester was a faithful member of the Lord’s Church and worshipped with the saints that meet at the church of Christ in Mabelvale, Arkansas. He made friends all over the United States, through his work with Fluor-Daniel Construction...
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Thomas Louis Oglesby

July 28, 1942 - March 24, 2016

Thomas Louis Oglesby, Jr., 73, of Bryant, Arkansas passed away Thursday, March 24, 2016 after a long fight with cancer. He was preceded in death by one son, John Oglesby. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Delores Oglesby of Bryant; 3 sons, Thomas Oglesby and his wife, Lois, of Bryant, Willie Oglesby and his wife, Janet, of Salem, Michael Oglesby and his wife, Karry, of Bryant; his mother,...
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Ruth V. Minton

July 17, 1931 - March 22, 2016

Ruth V. Minton passed away March 22, 2016 in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was born July 17, 1931 to Luther and Jessie Skinner in Greenbrier, Arkansas. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; Bobby Gene Kelly, three siblings; Bob Skinner, Pauline Murphy, and William Troy Skinner. She is survived by one daughter; Karen Powell, one son; Robert Kelly, three siblings; Peggy Bradford,...
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Barbara Watson

June 1, 1941 - March 20, 2016

Barbara "Barb" Watson of Bryant, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord on February 22, 2016. Barb is survived by her loving companion, Tony Johnson, sons Mike and Jim (Trish) Watson, and grandchildren, Ali and Benjamin Watson. Also left to cherish her memory are many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Mary (Leonard) Holtz. Barb was born on June 1, 1941 in Marion...
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Isaac Jerimiah Arnold

May 27, 1996 - March 15, 2016

Isaac Jerimiah Arnold was born May 27, 1996 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Isaac was very special; he was one of a kind that touched more lives than we will ever know. He was the most generous, caring person you could meet. Isaac was the one everyone trusted; the one everyone turned to; the one everyone depended on; the one everyone needed and he never met a stranger. Each and every person he knew...
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October 13, 1923 - March 9, 2016

Orland “OP” McLaughlin, 92, of Little Rock went to be with the Lord, March 9, 2016. He was born on October 13, 1923 to Walter and Eura McLaughlin in Bald Knob, Arkansas. Orland was a great story teller, he liked to garden, hunt and fish. He and his late wife Ruth loved Bluegrass Music and would go to all the Festivals they heard about. Orland was a Navy Veteran of WWII where he worked...
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Linda J. HALL

November 26, 1942 - March 9, 2016

Linda J. Hall, 73, of Mabelvale went to be with the Lord, March 9, 2016. She was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas on November 26, 1942. Linda married the love of her life William Hall on May 27, 1977. She loved to fish and go camping. Linda collected owls, hummingbirds and wind chimes. She was a wonderful cook, she loved making pecan pies for William to share with his friends at work and deer...
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Imogine Fuller

June 18, 1936 - March 6, 2016

Jean Wilkins Fuller went to be with the Lord March 7, 2016. She was born to Earl and Cola Wilkins on July 18, 1936 in Cypress Ridge, Arkansas. After graduating from Galveston High School in 1955 she met and married her husband, Jesse Maurice Fuller.Jean loved having people in her home, she was a foster Mother to many children. Jean enjoyed cooking, making many meals for the River Ministries....
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George Cox Wyatt

July 6, 1943 - March 5, 2016

George Cox Wyatt, Jr., 72, of Mabelvale, passed peacefully, March 5, 2016. He left this life surrounded by loved ones, knowing that he was going to be with God. He was born July 6, 1943 in Little Rock, Arkansas to George and Mary Wyatt. George attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and was a veteran of the Vietnam War.George was a quiet spoken, humble man who never boasted about his...
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Lester T. Heggemeier

August 1, 1930 - March 4, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Hills Cemetery, ALEXANDER, AR.
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James Masters

June 3, 1962 - March 4, 2016

James Michael “Mike” Masters passed into his Saviors arms unexpectedly on March 4, 2016, in Little Rock, the city of his birth on June 3, 1962.Mike was preceded in death by his grandparents, Marjorie Masters, and Janice and Jim Brooks. He is survived by his mother and step-dad, Jeannie and Wayne Marsh; brothers, Grant (Joan) Marsh of Vienna, Virginia, Greg (Tracee) Marsh of Little...
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Frances Welch

December 25, 1917 - February 27, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Hills Cemetery, ALEXANDER, AR.
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Francis Welch

December 15, 1917 - February 27, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Hills Cemetery, ALEXANDER, AR.
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Mildred Newton

August 22, 1920 - February 26, 2016

Mildred Newton, of Little Rock, passed away February 26, 2016. She was born in Sugar Grove, Arkansas on Aug 22, 1920, to George Washington Smith and Hazel (Sidebottom) Smith. She was raised in Booneville, Arkansas with her late brother Laverne Smith. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from State Teacher’s College (now UCA) in 1942. She had a long career as a home economist all...
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March 19, 1938 - February 24, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Hills Cemetery, ALEXANDER, AR.
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Margaret Moody

May 5, 1929 - February 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Hills Funeral Home, ALEXANDER, AR.
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Ralph N. Ward

September 12, 1937 - February 12, 2016

Ralph Neel Ward Jr, went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 12th, 2016. He was born on September 12th 1937 in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Ednora and Ralph Neel Ward Sr. He is survived by his brother Raymond Ward and his sister Missy Myers. Ralph is also survived by his two sons Ralph Neel Ward III and Richard J. Ward. He has five grandsons to include numerous cousins, nieces,...
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Gregory Ford

November 28, 1965 - February 9, 2016

Gregory Dean Ford, 50, of Benton, went to be with the Lord, on February 9, 2016. He was born to Ralph and Carolyn Ford on November 28, 1965 in Festus, Missouri. Gregory grew up in Cherokee, Alabama taking guitar lessons at Fame Studio in Muscle Shoals. He loved playing the guitar and piano, reading, and the color purple. Gregory was an alumni of Cherokee High School, Bethel Baptist College...
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Johnnie Joe Sarlo

October 22, 1940 - February 7, 2016

Johnnie Sarlo, 75, of Mabelvale was born October 22, 1940 in Little Rock, Arkansas and passed away at his home on Sunday, February 7, 2016. He was raised in the logging industry and raised his sons with that same love and appreciation of the environment and the value of renewable timber resources. He embraced progress, yet appreciated the history of the logging industry. Consequently, he used...
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Edna Barnett

November 27, 1931 - February 5, 2016

Edna Mae Barnett of Benton, Arkansas was called to Heaven, Friday, February 5th, 2016. She was 84 and was born in Hermosa Beach, California. She was a beauty queen; she loved to dance and was the life of the party. Mom gave all that up to raise her four children and moved to Arkansas in 1971. In her later life she loved growing roses, watching the birds at her feeders and spending time with her...
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Eddie Reeser

May 25, 1918 - February 3, 2016

Eddie M. Reeser, 97, of Little Rock died February 3, 2016. He was born May 25, 1918 in El Reno, Oklahoma the son of Marshall M. Reeser and Gertrude (Lewellan) Reeser. He had four brothers and two sisters. A member of Lifeline Baptist Church, Mr. Reeser loved baseball and travel.He is survived by his, two daughters, Beverly Sue Sikora (Gene-Deceased)of Huntsville, Alabama and Eddie Lou (Richard)...
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J. D. Coney

February 26, 1927 - February 3, 2016

J. D. Coney, 88, of Hensley went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, February 3, 2016. He was born February 26, 1927 to Homer Curtis and Lucy Coney in Republican, Arkansas. J.D. loved to hunt and fish, work in his yard and gardening. He especially loved growing vegetables and giving them to family and friends.J.D. was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers. He is survived by his...
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Steven Poteet

November 12, 1963 - February 2, 2016

Steven Patrick Poteet, 52, of Bauxite passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2016. He was born in Houston, Texas on November 12, 1963 and is survived by his parents Russel Poteet (Lois) of Conway and Mildred “Micki” Poteet of Little Rock.Steven enjoyed the outdoors, going to his friend’s cabin, riding 4-wheelers, hunting and playing Xbox, but his greatest enjoyment was the apple of...
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Mary Ragan

April 2, 1938 - January 23, 2016

Mary Ann Ragan, age 77, passed away January 23, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Catherine Tatro Von Dracek, and her brother, Joseph Von Dracek. She is survived by her husband, George A. Ragan; her sister, Sheila Case; her son David (Cynthia) Ragan; and daughter, Stacey (John) Crockett. Her faith in God was important to her and she was a lifelong member of the Catholic...
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Donald W. Alexander

April 10, 1948 - January 21, 2016

Donald William Alexander, 67 was called home to our Lord on January 21, 2016 in Bryant, Arkansas. He was born on April 10, 1948 in Batesville, Arkansas to Pete and Norene Alexander.He leaves behind his wife of 48 years, Anita Markham Alexander, his son Gregory Don (Debbie), grandsons Grayson Don and Gage Markham, his son Chris Darren (Terrah), grandson Rhys William, and a special sister-in-law...
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Mildred Dishongh

November 8, 1917 - January 19, 2016

Mrs. Mildred Fish Dishongh of Dunwoody, Georgia, went to be with her Lord on January 19, 2016. She was born in Star City, Arkansas, on November 8, 1917, and was a graduate of Star City High School and Arkansas A & M College. She married Jeff (Dude) Dishongh, Jr., on May 29, 1943; and after the end of WWII, they moved to Cleveland, Mississippi, where they raised a family. In 1987, they...
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Wilma Jean McClendon

July 19, 1927 - January 18, 2016

Jean Rippey McClendon, 88, of Little Rock passed away January 18, 2016. She was born July 19, 1927 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Laurence and Sue Funk.Jean loved to knit and go camping. She belonged to the Good Sams Camping Club where she met her second husband Mac McClendon. She was a member of 1st United Methodist Church of North Little Rock.She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband...
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Betty Easterling

January 31, 1932 - January 17, 2016

Betty Sue Easterling, 83, of Mabelvale passed away January 17, 2016. She was born January 31, 1932 in Little Rock, Arkansas to William Frank and Euna Lewis.Betty was a loving mother and grandmother. Betty was lovingly known as Boopie to her family and friends. She especially enjoyed her two grandsons and following them all over the state to watch them play sports. Betty never had an unkind word...
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Herman E. Wahl

April 9, 1925 - January 14, 2016

Herman Edward Wahl, age 90 of Shannon Hills, Arkansas, passed away January 14, 2016. He was born to Bernard and Stella Wahl on April 9, 1925. Herman loved fishing, helping people, and most of all he loved his family.He is preceded in death by his parents and his grandson, Micheal.He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Columbine Wahl; children, Raymond J. Wahl (Diane) of Shannon Hills, AR; Carol...
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Mae Ruth Miller

July 9, 1928 - January 11, 2016

Mae Ruth Miller of Mabelvale passed away January 11, 2016.She was born July 9, 1928. She is survived by five children, Edward Harris, Randy Harris, Larry (Jane) Harris, Beverly (Will) Turner and Patricia Cole; nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.Visitation will be Friday, January 15, beginning at noon with funeral services following at 2:00 p.m. at Griffin Leggett Forest Hills in...
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Malcom W. Blann

November 15, 1952 - January 6, 2016

Malcom Wayne (Mack) Blann, 63, entered the Kingdom of Heaven on January 6, 2016, following a courageous fight with cancer.Mack was born in Hampton, Arkansas on November 15, 1952 to the late Mildred Faye Bounds Blann and Ralph Cleo Blann, both of Hampton, Arkansas.Mack is survived by one daughter, Courtney Michelle Blann of Denver, Colorado: three sisters, Sherryl Miller and husband Bill Miller of...
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John D. Webb

July 21, 1930 - December 25, 2015

John D. Webb, of Jessieville, Arkansas, passed away December 25, 2015.He was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Webb.He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ozie Webb; four children, John A. (Natalie) Webb of Bryant, Albert Webb of Bryant, Glenda (Wiley) White of Jessieville and Courtney Webb of Jessieville; two grandchildren, Ashley Webb and Lee Webb; and two great-grandchildren.Visitation...
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Bonnie Dale Moore

April 16, 1934 - December 21, 2015

Bonnie Dale Moore, age 81 of Houston, Arkansas, passed away December 21, 2015. He was born to John Wesley and Minnie Bell Moore. He retired with Safeway Foods after 44 years of employment. He was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. He loved hunting, fishing, and gardening. He served in the United States Army. He will be deeply missed by everyone who loved...
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Mabel Christine Porter

February 7, 1929 - December 15, 2015

Mabel Christine Porter passed away at her home on December 14th, 2015 with her daughter by her side. She now has her angel’s wings and is residing with her Heavenly Father. She was born February 7, 1929 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky to William T. Russell and Cozy Powell. She is preceded in death by her brothers, Johnny, Edwin, and Chester Russell; her sister, Louise Smith; her nephews Lee...
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Spencer Dwayne Bookout

September 10, 1964 - December 14, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Hills Funeral Home, ALEXANDER, AR.
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Danny May

January 10, 1939 - December 12, 2015

Danny "Buzz" May was born in Carlisle on January 10, 1939 and died at his home on December 12, 2015. He was 76 years old. Buzz grew up in Carlisle Arkansas and was a 1957 graduate of Carlisle High School. He received his degree from ASTC in Conway Arkansas with a B.A. in math.He was founder and owner of United Conveyer and Material Handling Company and also very proud to be a 32nd...
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Bill James

April 12, 1945 - December 8, 2015

Billy “Bill” Frank James, 70, of Bryant went to be with the Lord December 8, 2015. He was born April 12, 1945 in Mulberry, Arkansas to Claudie and Edna James.Bill loved God, his wife and his family. He adored his grandchildren and was considered the rock of their family. He was a joyous man who had a magnetic personality. Bill was a member of the Trinity Pentecostal Church of God and...
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Paul Edward Spears

October 18, 1933 - December 6, 2015

Paul Edward Spears, 82, completed his life’s mission and did so with strength, honor, kindness, and dignity to his very last breath. After his own father’s death, he left high school and joined the United States Marine Corps in order to provide for his mother and two sisters. In 1962, he married Juanita Sue Jones and in 1968 they had a daughter, Paula Sue.During his military career,...
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Betty Miller

January 20, 1924 - December 5, 2015

Mrs. Betty Jean Miller passed away December 5, 2015. She was born to Culia M. Webb and Clark H. Webb on January 20, 1924, in Little Rock, Arkansas.Mrs. Miller was of the Baptist faith and attended Liberty Missionary Baptist Church. She was devoted to her family and homemaking. She will be remembered as always being busy and happy. Her special interest was animals, especially dogs. She also...
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Christopher Reid Lindley

February 25, 1983 - December 5, 2015

Christopher Reid Lindley, 32, of Little Rock, Arkansas died December 5th, 2015 of a heart attack. He was born February 25, 1983 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Robert and Deborah Lindley. He attended Southwest Christian Academy and graduated high school in 2001. He was always involved in athletics, but his love was futbol (soccer). He was an avid fan of Liverpool and...
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April 12, 1927 - December 1, 2015

Alta Lee Spriggs, age 88, of Alexander, passed away December 1, 2015 at Saline Memorial Hospital. Alta was born April 12, 1927 in Hot Springs to the late Henry and Jessie Wadsworth Bayless. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Spriggs.Survivors include her two sons, Clarence Hutchins of Redfield and Larry Hutchins of Alexander. 1 grandson and 1 great-granddaughter.Visitation...
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December 27, 1936 - November 27, 2015

Norma Dean Heard of Bryant went to be with her Lord on November 27, 2015; she was born in North Little Rock on June 25, 1936 to parents Vernon and Louise Heard. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Betty Sue Saunders. She is survived by her brother in law John Saunders of Bryant, niece Rhonda Sanders (Rick) of Bryant and nephew Ralph Saunders (Kathryn) of Vass, North Carolina as...
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Arkie Mathews

November 10, 1931 - November 24, 2015

Arkie Mae Mathews, 84, of Morrilton went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, November 24th.Born in Altheimer, AR to parents David and Susie Tiner, Arkie is preceded in death by her parents, brother LD Tiner, sister Billie Jo Redfield, daughter Sherry Lee and her first husband, Ira Tracy.She is survived by her husband of 17 years, Clinton Mathews, her daughters Brenda (Nolan) Henderson and...
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Woodrow Wilson Red

July 17, 1918 - November 23, 2015

Woodrow Wilson Red, age 97 of Alexander, Arkansas, passed away November 23, 2015. He was born to Charles A. and Margaret C. Red on July 17, 1918. Woodrow was a member and a deacon of Unity Missionary Baptist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas. He served in the US Coast Guard during WWII. He also worked as a letter carrier for the US Postal Service. Woodrow was inducted into the Tacoma – Pierce...
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Rosemary S. METCALF

May 22, 1930 - November 20, 2015

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William D. Ivy

August 20, 1924 - November 20, 2015

William Dennis “Dugan” Ivy, Sr., 91, of Little Rock died Friday, November 20, 2015. He was born August 20, 1924, in Paris, Arkansas, to John and Myrtle Dove Ivy. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Lucille Lester; and brothers Martin, Bill, Sam, L.C., Bud, and Albert Ivy. He is survived by his wife of 68 years Ellen Williams Ivy of Little Rock; six children, Nancy Ivy of...
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Willie Perry

January 21, 1930 - November 11, 2015

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Ruby N. Davenport

December 11, 1920 - November 7, 2015

Ruby Nell Davenport, 94, of Alexander, died November 7, 2015. Born December 11, 1920 in Briggsville, Arkansas, she was the daughter of Albert T. and Grace Spencer. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Noris Davenport, and two sons, Terry and Lynn Davenport. She is survived by her granddaughters, Kristy Burns and Brandy Simpson; daughter-in-law, Mary Davenport; and five great...
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Daniel Small

December 14, 1930 - October 30, 2015

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Larry G. Ingram

October 22, 1946 - October 29, 2015

Larry G. Ingram, age 69, of Little Rock, Arkansas passed away October 29, 2015. He fought a courageous battle after being diagnosed with lung cancer and undergoing chemo and radiation. He was born October 22, 1946 to George and Joan Ingram. Larry was an electrician and a member of the IBEW Local 295 for 50 years. He retired from Children’s Hospital in 2012. Immediatley after his retirement...
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John McMains

January 29, 1967 - October 27, 2015

John Paul McMains, 48, of Bryant, went to be with the Lord, October 27, 2015. He was born January 29, 1967 in North Little Rock, Arkansas to James and Maxine McMains.John was a devoted husband and loving father. He graduated from Bryant High School in 1986, where he played football. He then went on to receive his Associates of Architectural Drafting. He was a dedicated employee of 27 years at...
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Thomas Dugger

February 21, 1953 - October 26, 2015

Thomas “Tom” Merle Dugger, 62, of Alexander passed away October 26, 2015. He was born February 21, 1953 in Des Moines, Iowa to Mervin and Berenice Dugger.He was preceded in death by his parents.He is survived by his sister, Susan Dugger; children: Malori Fulgham (Brandon), Elizabeth Butler (Bruce) and Jay Dogan; and grandchildren: Olivia and Bethany Fulgham, Isabella Butler and Liam...
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Jeanine Suzanne Ousley

January 23, 1973 - October 22, 2015

Jeanine Suzanne Ousley, aged 42, of Benton, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, October 22, 2015. Born in Oakland, California to a military family, Jeanine lived in a number of states during her childhood, ultimately graduating from high school in Jacksonville, Florida. She moved to Arkansas in 2000 and graduated from Remington College as a Medical...
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Eugene Miller

September 30, 1927 - October 21, 2015

Eugene Francis Miller, 88, of Alexander, went to be with the Lord October 21, 2015. He was born on September 30, 1927 in Morrilton, Arkansas to Joseph Peter and Marie Elizabeth (Hoyt) Miller. Eugene loved spending time watching John Wayne and Elvis Presley movies. Most of all he loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and his 117 foster children.Eugene was preceded in death by...
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John D. Bullock

September 26, 1929 - October 12, 2015

John D. Bullock, age 86, of Bryant, AR was called home to be with the lord on Monday, October 12, 2015. John was born on September 26, 1929 in Hope, Arkansas. He served in the Air Force in Fort Worth, Texas from 1950-1955. In 1957, he began his own business by opening up the “Hi-Boy” in Little Rock, Arkansas. This led to owning Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants in Arkansas and...
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Brian Kolton Davis

October 12, 1998 - October 11, 2015

Brian Kolton Davis went to be with the Lord October 11, 2015. Kolton was born in Benton, Arkansas on October 12, 1998 to Brian Davis and Barbara Davis. Kolton loved spending time outdoors with his friends and he was an expert at having a good time.Kolton was preceded in death by all the people he touched with his kind heart and smile. He is survived by his mother, Barbara Davis; his father...
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Brian Kolton Davis

October 12, 1998 - October 11, 2015

Brian Kolton Davis went to be with the Lord October 11, 2015. Kolton was born in Benton, Arkansas on October 12, 1998 to Brian Davis and Barbara Davis. Kolton loved spending time outdoors with his friends and he was an expert at having a good time.Kolton was preceded in death by all the people he touched with his kind heart and smile. He is survived by his mother, Barbara Davis; his father...
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Hoyle Roper

October 5, 1935 - October 6, 2015

Hoyle W. Roper, 82, of Little Rock passed away Tuesday, October 6th. Born in Dublin, AR, on October 5, 1933, he is preceded in death by his parents, George and Amanda Roper. He is survived by daughters, Debbie Roper Bryan and Amy Roper Finley , grandchildren Connor Bryan, Jackson Bryan, Wade Finley III and his brother, Jimmy Roper.Hoyle was a unique and charming person who worked hard all of his...
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Martha Lucy

November 25, 1927 - October 3, 2015

Martha Jean Lucy, 87, was born November 25th, 1927, in Jonesboro AR. She was called home to be with the Lord on October 3, 2015, at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR.She was a resident of Bryant, AR, and a faithful member of North Bryant Baptist Church, 2710 N. Prickett Road Bryant, Arkansas 72022. Martha enjoyed her "soaps", crossword puzzles and her Razorbacks, but most of...
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Nick Warner

September 11, 1944 - September 21, 2015

Nick Leon Warner, 71, of Maumelle went to be with the Lord September 21, 2015. Nick was born on September 11, 1944 to John and Evie Warner in Little Rock, Arkansas. His passion was to be with his family, watch his grandsons play sports and antiquing. Nick was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter; Kathy Warner. He is survived by his daughter; Liz Mullen (Wess), two brothers; Brooks...
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Fannie Jean Beard

August 25, 1935 - September 18, 2015

Fannie Jean Williams Beard entered her heavenly home on September 18, 2015 at Hospice Home Care Inpatient Center in Little Rock after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. Jean was born on August 25, 1935, in southwest Arkansas to James Roy and Burnadine Hanson Williams; she was the oldest of five children. After graduating from Emerson High School, she went on to business school in...
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Jerry Westmoreland

October 4, 1937 - September 12, 2015

Jerry Allen Westmoreland, age 77, of Alexander passed away Saturday, September 12, 2015. He was a member of Otter Creek Assembly of God. He is predeceased by his wife of 43 years, Caroline Joy; his son, Jerry Allen Westmoreland, Jr; and his daughter, Connie Len Huitt. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Judy; two daughters: Linda Kay Westmoreland, DDS, of Rolla, MO; and Donna Marie Burns and...
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Patricia Hamilton

January 14, 1943 - September 10, 2015

Patricia Geraldine Hamilton, 72, of Bryant died Thursday September 10, 2015 in Little Rock. She was born January 14, 1943 in Lock Haven Pennsylvania to Ken and Helen Sprankle.She was retired from the State Hospital and was a member of Indian Springs Baptist Church.She is preceded in death by her parents, sister Lil Cogan and bother Charles.Funeral Services will be held at Griffin Leggett Forest...
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Nancy Brown

August 31, 1931 - September 10, 2015

Nancy Golenor Brown, 84, of Mabelvale passed away peacefully at home among family. She was born on August 31, 1931 in Malvern, AR to the late Ernest and Lucille Golenor. Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Edwin Brown, Jr. and three brothers, Edward Golenor of Nebraska, Raymond Golenor of Little Rock, C.W. Bill Golenor of Benton, and three sisters, Marguerite Seider of New York,...
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Lessie A. Hutchens

June 26, 1915 - August 22, 2015

Lessie A. Hutchens, 100, went to be with the Lord August 22, 2015. She was born on June 26, 1915 to Joseph Park and Annie Lee Atkinson in Weogufka, Alabama. Lessie was a member of Unity Methodist Church in Weogufka, Alabama. She was possibly the last of 29 students that graduated from high school in Weogufka. Lessie attended Florence State Teachers College in Florence, Alabama for one year...
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