Griffin Leggett-Forest Hills Funeral Home and Memorial Park

History
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

Linda Atkinson

February 9, 1946 - March 23, 2017

Linda Atkinson, 71, of Benton, passed away March 23, 2017. She was born February 9, 1946, to the late Anna Laura and Otis Singleton. She was a dedicated employee at Dassault Falcon Jet for over 30 years. She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers Clinton and Jerry Singleton; and two sisters Sue Tillman and Frances Dupree. She is survived by her husband Robert Atkinson; daughter Laura ...
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James Burney Hill

August 24, 1946 - March 19, 2017

James Burney Hill, 70, of Benton, AR passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017. Burney was born in Memphis, TN on August 24, 1946 to J.W. and Burney Lyons Hill. After graduating from Central High School in Memphis, Burney received his BBA from the University of Memphis (formerly Memphis State University) and his MBA from Texas Christian University. He then served as Captain in the US Air Force for...
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Don Delling

August 25, 1926 - March 15, 2017

Don Burton Delling, 90, passed away March 15, 2017, in Mabelvale. He was born August 25, 1926 in Lunenburg, Arkansas to the late Ernest and Ida Mae Delling. Don was a member of Mabelvale Missionary Baptist Church. He served in the US Navy during World War II. He was an iron worker by trade and proudly belonged to the Iron Worker Local 321 in Little Rock. He is preceded in death by his parents;...
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Bobby Dale Parker

September 22, 1963 - March 14, 2017

Bobby Dale Parker, age 53, of Mabelvale, Arkansas passed away on March 14, 2017. Born September 22, 1963 to Bobby and Linda Parker, Bobby was a talented vocalist, spending many years traveling as lead singer of a band. His song won the heart of his surviving wife, Michelle Parker. He was known for being a great singer, husband, father, and son. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife,...
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Jackson Gray Perkins

March 13, 2017 - March 13, 2017

Jackson Gray Perkins left eternal footprints on our hearts when he was passed through our world on March 13, 2017. He leaves to cherish his memory his parents Johnny and Ashley; his sisters Tessa and Willow; his grandparents James and Joanne Perkins, Johnny and Tammie Davis and William Crisel and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. This is not what we had wanted for our baby boy, we can see...
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Jackson Gray Perkins

March 13, 2017 - March 13, 2017

Jackson Gray Perkins left eternal footprints on our hearts when he was passed through our world on March 13, 2017. He leaves to cherish his memory his parents Johnny and Ashley; his sisters Tessa and Willow; his grandparents James and Joanne Perkins, Johnny and Tammie Davis and William Crisel and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. This is not what we had wanted for our baby boy, we can see...
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Howard T. Davis

August 19, 1942 - March 13, 2017

Howard Thomas Davis, 74, of Little Rock, passed away March 13, 2017, at his home.Mr. Davis was a retired Journeyman Electrician, business owner, and a salesman. He enjoyed woodworking, working in his yard, ministering thru his church, Parkway Place Baptist Church, and being with his family.He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ruth Ann Havens Davis; three sons, Richard Davis and wife Leslie...
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Wilda Mae Golenor

April 29, 1927 - March 10, 2017

Wilda Mae Golenor, 89, of Little Rock entered her heavenly home on March 10, 2017. She was greeted by her parents, Leslie and Beatrice Wheatley Smith, Sister Molly Frances Jordon, Brother Joe Dudley Smith and her beloved husband of over 50 years, Raymond Douglas Golenor, Sr. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Lynn Golenor Cortez (Corey), son Raymond Douglas Golenor, Jr., sister Roma Nell...
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Alvin Yarberry

August 9, 1953 - March 8, 2017

Alvin Yarberry, 63, of Jessieville, passed away March 7, 2017. He was born August 9, 1953 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, but most of all he loved his grandchildren dearly. He is preceded in death by his wife Donna Yarberry. He is survived by his parents David and Louise Henley Yarberry; his two sons Evan (Laura) and Alvin (Breanna) Yarberry; one daughter Tasha (David)...
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Jimmy Thompson

May 27, 1926 - February 28, 2017

Jimmy Thompson, 90, of Little Rock, passed away February 28, 2017. He was born May 27, 1926 to the late James and Gertrude Thompson. Jimmy graduated from Little Rock High School, now Little Rock Central in 1944, and attended Little Rock Junior College. He served in the Navy during World War II, and retired as a general agent for American National Insurance Company in 1996. Jimmy was a devoted...
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Regina MARKHAM

July 21, 1949 - February 26, 2017

Regina J. Markham, 67, of Alexander, passed away February 26, 2017.She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Richard Markham; three daughters, Kimberley (Filiberto) Pardo, Tammie (Mark) Shirley, Lorene (Marco) Salazar; two brothers, one sister, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.Visitation will be Wednesday, March 1, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Griffin LeggettForest Hills. Graveside...
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Larry Phelps

June 27, 1939 - February 25, 2017

Larry Phelps, 77, of Little Rock, went to be with the Lord February 25, 2017. He was born on June 27, 1939 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas to Harold and Naomi Phelps. Larry was a Christian man who loved his family, they spent many happy times together. One of the things that his grandson Zach enjoyed about Larry was his dry wit. Jeannie and Larry enjoyed time together sharing the beauties of nature. ...
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Doris Smith

June 26, 1946 - February 23, 2017

Doris Jean Smith-Mimi, 70, of Little Rock, passed away, Thursday, February 23, 2017. She was born June 26, 1946. She is survived by her husband of 50 yrs., Dennis R. Smith, Jr. of Little Rock; her parents Bill and Nell Glenn of Greenbrier; her sister Brenda Drawbaugh of Conway; her daughter Deana Luyet (Thomas) of Wye Mountain; her son Glenn Smith (Alicia) of Little Rock; 5 grandchildren, Preston...
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Jimmy Leon WARREN

May 2, 1946 - February 19, 2017

Jimmy L. Warren, 70, of Bryant, Arkansas passed away, February 19, 2017. He was born in Lake City, Arkansas on May 2, 1946 to Louetta and James Warren. Jimmy was a residential carpenter for more than 50 years, building houses across Central and Northeast Arkansas.Jimmy is preceded in death by his wife; Caroline, and his daughter; Cindy. He is survived by one son; David, and daughter-in-law;...
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Robert Louie Pomtree

May 25, 1940 - February 19, 2017

Robert Louie Pomtree, 76, of Little Rock, passed away, February 19, 2017 peacefully at his home Sunday afternoon. He was born May 25, 1940 in Howell, Arkansas to the late Kathryn and Alva Lee Pomtree. He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers James Edward and Russell Lee Pomtree. For most of his adult life Robert was in sales operating and owning a small filtration and pump business...
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Mark Douglas Moore

February 26, 1956 - February 11, 2017

Mark Douglas “Marco” Moore, 60, of Benton, Arkansas passed away February 11, 2017. He was born on February 26, 1956 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Marlo and Lois Moore. Marco was a people person, he loved spending time with his family, his dogs, listening to music and relaxing around a bonfire. He also enjoyed mudding, off roading and drag racing. Marco was best known around the track...
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Ruby Jones

March 21, 1928 - February 5, 2017

Ruby Jane Jones, 88, of Bryant, passed away February 5, 2017. She was born March 21, 1928 to the late Robert and Tennie Kimery Dunn. Ruby was a member of First Southern Baptist Church of Bryant. She loved to fish, water ski, play golf, and most importantly she loved traveling with her husband Harold C. in their R.V.She is preceded in death by her parents; her brothers Henry, Sam, Tom, and Charles...
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Karen Jones

February 20, 1943 - February 1, 2017

Karen H. Jones of Little Rock passed away February 1, 2017. She was born February 20, 1943 in Rensselaer, IN to the late Dale and Ruth Hunter. She is preceded in death by her husband Charles Jones. Karen is survived by her brother, Ron Hunter (Paula) and sister, Judy Duke; her daughter, Rhonda Yarberry (Stephen); son, Robert Taylor; grandchildren, Eric Turpin, Nicole Turpin, Sydney Yarberry; and...
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Kathryn Garrett

February 3, 1928 - January 21, 2017

Kathryn Garrett, 88, of Alexander, passed away January 21, 2017. She was born February 3, 1928 in McCroy, Arkansas to the late Wilmer “Bill” and Mattie Lou McCuan. She was a previous charter member of Baseline Missionary Baptist Church, and was a current member of Vimy Ridge Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter Hester Burleson, and son...
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Inez Hupp

December 10, 1932 - January 19, 2017

Inez Hupp, 84, of Little Rock, passed away January 19, 2017. She was born December 10, 1932 in Collegeville, Arkansas. She is preceded in death by her parents Ed and Ruby Whitmire; and her husband Ray Hupp. She is survived by her daughter Sherry (Mike) Smith of Mabelvale, and her son Michael (Sharon Grissom) Russ of Alexander; her granddaughter Jessica Smith of Little Rock; special friends Cindy...
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Imogene Higgins

November 8, 1924 - January 12, 2017

Imogene “Jean” Higgins, 92, of Sherwood, passed away January 12, 2017. She was born November 8, 1924 in Paragould, Arkansas to the late Marvin Fleetwood and Bessie Estella Corbin Penny. Jean loved traveling with her husband in their RV but most importantly loved her family dearly. She was a dedicated employee at the Shannon Hills Water Company for several years.She was preceded in...
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James R. Grant

May 4, 1926 - January 12, 2017

James Redfield Grant Sr. died of renal failure January 12th, 2017 at his home surrounded by his caring family. Jim was born in Dallas, Texas on May 4, 1926 to William Hector Donavan Grant, and Evelyn Redfield Grant. The family, including Evelyn's recently widowed Mother, Margaret, began a journey around the country with Bill's company Armstrong Cork. Living in Minneapolis, Detroit,...
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Albert Odell Alford

May 19, 1942 - January 11, 2017

Albert Odell Alford, 74, of Little Rock, went to be with our Heavenly Father January 11, 2017. He was born May 19, 1942 to the late Fritz and Dixie Byrd Christen. He was a truck driver by trade for Ben E. Keith and other food companies in Little Rock. He was retired from Union County Sanitation in El Dorado, Arkansas. He was a member of Martindale Baptist Church in Little Rock. He is preceded in...
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Sarah Barton

June 12, 1933 - January 10, 2017

Sarah “Sue” Barton, 83, of Hot Springs Village, passed away January 10, 2017. She was born June 12, 1933 in Hazen, Arkansas, to the late Leslie and Ellen Webb Ragan. Every year Sue looked forward to Thanksgiving, it was her favorite holiday with her friends and family.She is preceded in death by her parents; her sisters Dorothy Bramlett and Elsie Rounsavall; and her brother Ralph...
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Voldia HARDEN

November 21, 1918 - December 27, 2016

Voldia Harden, 98, of Alexander passed away December 27, 2016. He was born in Wing, Arkansas on November 21, 1918 to George and Rhoda Harden. Voldia served in the Army during World War II. Voldia was preceded in death by his wife; Dorothy Harden and one son; Verlon Harden. He is survived by two children; Carolyn England and Leon Harden, nine grandchildren; including Andrea Bearden-Brown (Kenny...
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Jerry Crady

June 1, 1934 - December 26, 2016

Jerry Wayne Crady, 82, of Alexander passed away December 26, 2016. He was born June 1, 1934 in Fagus, Missouri to the late Luther and Najgy Crady. He is preceded in death by his parents; and one brother Luther Crady Jr. He is survived by his wife of 41 years Carolyn Crady; his daughter April Crady Babberl, and his son Jerry Crady & wife (Jennifer); his brothers Donald and Tony Crady, and his...
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Bernice Whitehorn

January 5, 1931 - December 21, 2016

Bernice Elizabeth Whitehorn was born in Broken Bow, Oklahoma on January 5, 1931. She passed away on December 21, 2016 in Little Rock, Arkansas. As a child Bernice moved around with her family often in the states of Oklahoma and Arkansas. She left home at the age of 14 and moved to Little Rock, a city she had never been to before and in which she did not know a single soul. It was there that...
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Deborah A. White

August 5, 1947 - December 19, 2016

Deborah A. White, 69, of Mabelvale passed away December 19, 2016 after a long battle with breast cancer. She was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on August 5, 1947 to Bennie and Marion White. Deborah loved being around the water, eating out, shopping and practicing cosmetology on friends and family.Deborah was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by two children; Denise Arnold, Mark...
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William Lloyd

May 21, 1944 - December 14, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Hills Funeral Home, ALEXANDER, AR.
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Terrell H. Beirne

March 15, 1936 - December 9, 2016

Terrell H. Beirne, 80 of Bryant, passed away December 9, 2016. He was born to Tom and Marie Beirne on March 15, 1936 in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 58 years, Loretta; his grandson, Douglas Beirne; and his sister, Cynthia Todd. He is survived by his children, Richard (Verlana) Beirne, Terrell F. (Diane) Beirne, of Jacksonville, FL, and David (Estrella)...
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Rachel Virginia Carter

September 30, 1924 - December 9, 2016

Virginia Carter, 92, of Mabelvale, Arkansas passed away on December 9, 2016. Born September 30, 1924 to the late George and Ena Roberts, she was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She was known as a skilled seamstress and cook, and had a green thumb. She was also a member of Cornerstone Church of the Nazarene. She is preceded in death by her parents,...
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Everett H. Vanderburg

December 3, 2016

Everett H. Vanderburg, 72, of Alexander went to be with the Lord December 4, 2016. He was born July 11, 1944 to Eugene and Ruby Vanderburg in Hunter, Arkansas. Everett was a kind hearted, loving husband. He enjoyed watching television, especially Christian programs and ballgames. Everett was always helping people in need and will never be forgotten.Everett was preceded in death by his...
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Everett H. Vanderburg

December 3, 2016

Everett H. Vanderburg, 72, of Alexander went to be with the Lord December 4, 2016. He was born July 11, 1944 to Eugene and Ruby Vanderburg in Hunter, Arkansas. Everett was a kind hearted, loving husband. He enjoyed watching television, especially Christian programs and ballgames. Everett was always helping people in need and will never be forgotten.Everett was preceded in death by his...
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Cliffie Oden

May 23, 1921 - December 3, 2016

Cliffie Belle Oden, 95, of Alexander, Arkansas for 53 years, passed away December 3, 2016. She was born May 23, 1921 in Milo, Arkansas to the late Emmett and Iva Smith Pennington. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Ovis (Jake) Oden, and her son Tommy E. Oden. She is survived by her three daughters Fran Morehart of Benton, Ann Caudle of Jackson, Tennessee, and Dorene Matthews of...
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Columbine A. Wahl

February 27, 1924 - December 1, 2016

Columbine Annette Wahl, age 92 of Shannon Hills, Arkansas, passed away December 1st, 2016. She was born Columbine Annette Pickering to Clarence and Mildred Pickering on February 27, 1924. She loved to dance and sing, help family and friends in need, her children and grandchildren, and the congregation at the Kingdom Hall she attended for many years.She is preceded in death by her husband, Herman...
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Eiline Grace Nichols

May 2, 1926 - November 28, 2016

Grace Eiline Deaton, Ellis Nichols, went to her heavenly home on November 28, 2016, at the age of 90.Born May 2, 1926, in Scott, Arkansas, she was a member of Wister Church of the Nazarene in Oklahoma.She was preceded in death by two wonderful husbands, Milton Ellis of Little Rock and Ray Nichols of Poteau, Oklahoma, parents, Ruben and Glennie Deaton, brother, Thomas Deaton, and step-daughter,...
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Ruth A. SEYMORE

March 11, 1914 - November 27, 2016

Ruth Alberta Seymore, 102, went to be with the Lord, November 27, 2016. She was born on March 11, 1914 in Austin, Arkansas to Lewis Clay and Lillie Bell Woodiel. Ruth was a wonderful, loving Mother and Grandmother. She was a hard worker all her life, loved to work in her garden and cook potato soup.She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; J.H. Seymore, son; Melvin Woodiel and...
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Giovanna Gelso

September 18, 1925 - November 23, 2016

Giovanna Gelso, 91, of Conway came to her final rest on November 23, 2016. She was born in Italy on September 18, 1925 to Giovanni and Orsola Coticchio of Vallelunga, Sicily. Giovanna is survived by her daughter Marie-Elise Lambert and son-in-law Scott Lambert of Conway, two sisters in Italy, Ida and Flora, as well as many nephews and nieces in Italy and New York. Predeceased by her son...
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William Murry Gray

July 25, 1947 - November 20, 2016

William “Bill” Gray Sr., 69, of Little Rock, Arkansas passed away November 20, 2016. He was born on July 25, 1947 to the late Jack and Margaret Gray.William was preceded in death by his parents; He is survived by his wife Cynthia Gray; his son William Gray Jr. (Treasea), step-son Robert Jones (Cynthea), and step- daughter Carrie Talburt (Eduardo); his brother John Gray; 7...
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Timothy Lampkin

March 11, 1959 - November 20, 2016

Timothy Lampkin, age 57, of Alexander, died, Sunday, November 20, 2016, at his home. He was a member of Labannah Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation will be Friday, November 25, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and funeral services at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 26, both at Griffin Leggett Forest Hills, 10200 Hwy 5 North, Alexander. Interment will follow at Forest Hills Memorial Park.He leaves to mourn...
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John Lewis Bess

December 14, 1942 - November 18, 2016

John Lewis Bess, 73, passed away November 18, 2016. He was born on December 14, 1942 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania to Jasper and Marie Bess. John loved to visit with his children and grandchildren. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a masters in Special Education and Administration. John was an antique car, hot rod car, music and Ham Radio enthusiast. John was preceded in death by...
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William Lakin

December 20, 1933 - November 18, 2016

William (Bill) Howard Lakin, 82, of Mabelvale, Ark. passed away November 18, 2016. He was born December 20, 1933 in Booneville, AR to the late Howard Roe and Lucinda Strickland Lakin.After graduating Mabelvale High School in 1952, Bill served in the U.S. Air Force with a tour of duty in Morocco as a cryptographer. As a young man, he enjoyed all sports and loved teaching those to his own...
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Maude Hilda Harris

May 15, 1951 - November 17, 2016

Maude Hilda “Crabb” Harris, born May 15, 1951 passed away November 17, 2016. Hilda was preceded in death by her parents; Clayton H. Crabb and Pearl Scarlett Crabb, two brothers; Richard and George. She is survived by her husband of 45 ½ years; Waymon David Harris, son; Richard E. Harris, wife; Kristi, grandchildren; Brandon, Jordan, Sam, great grandchildren; Nolan, Nevaeh and...
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Rita Brasfield

March 21, 1949 - November 17, 2016

Rita Joyce Brasfield, 67, of Little Rock passed away November 17, 2016 from heart complications. She was born March 21, 1949 in Lepanto, Arkansas to the late Arther and Hilda Ward Brasfield. Rita retired from Timex after many years of being a dedicated employee. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother James Kenneth and Carl Edward Brasfield. She is survived by her sister Marie...
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Laureen Pettett

August 31, 1960 - November 15, 2016

Laureen Marie Pettett, 56, of Alexander, Arkansas, passed away November 15, 2016. She was born August 31, 1960 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to the late Larry and Doris Kelsey Butterfield. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband of 31 years Corey Pettett; her son Gary Pettett; her sisters Rhonda Butterfield and Leanna Blazek; her brothers David and Allen Butterfield; and...
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Jennifer Perry

January 1, 1975 - November 11, 2016

Jennifer Anne Perry, 41, of Mabelvale passed away Friday, leaving behind a legacy rich in precious memories of kindness, steadfastness and dedication to family, friends and co-workers. She loved her family above all else, every day demonstrating boundless devotion to her husband, Robert Perry; her son, James Gill; her daughter, Charlotte; her mother, Robin Ward; her brother, David...
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Anna Marie Pool

May 31, 1965 - November 11, 2016

In loving memory of Anna Marie Pool, age 51, left us and went home to the Lord on November 11, 2016. She leaves behind one daughter, Jennifer Marie Clayton of Keo, Arkansas and one son, Steven Lucus Pool who lives with his dad, Steve Pool in England, Arkansas. Also, leaving behind two grandchildren, Clela Christopher Clayton and Emma Marie Clayton of Keo.Her father, Earnest Hacker is still...
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Janis D. Railey

November 19, 1941 - November 11, 2016

Janis D Railey, 74, of Little Rock passed away on November 11, 2016. She was a faithful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Just like her interests, the story of her life read like a book, full of intrigue, suspense, romance, laughter, and love. She relished escaping through any literature she could turn the pages of. She also enjoyed the outdoors, especially nurturing her...
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Yvonne Annette Cardinal

October 22, 1942 - November 6, 2016

Yvonne Annette Cardinal, 74, of Mabelvale passed away November 6, 2016. She was born October 22, 1942 in Casa, Arkansas to the late Edgar Rook and Annie Moore Scott. She spent most of her life making a home for her family. She was a woman of a strong Christian faith. She loved sewing, quilting, and playing shuffle board but most importantly of all she loved her children, grandchildren, and great...
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Billy Cabe

January 15, 1933 - November 4, 2016

Billy Garrett Cabe, 83, of Austell, Georgia, passed away November 4, 2016 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born January 15, 1933 to the late Ernest and Claudia Gwin Cabe.He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister Betty Snyder. He is survived by his wife Peggy Moseley Cabe; his children Micheal Cabe, Teri Thompson, and Timothy Cabe; his sister Patricia McWhorter; 6 grandchildren; and...
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Charles Ray Parker

March 8, 1935 - November 1, 2016

Charles Ray Parker, 81, of Bryant, Arkansas passed away November 1, 2016. He was born on March 8, 1935 in Umpire, Arkansas to the late John and Aldora Thorton Parker. He was a lifetime iron worker with the local 321. He mostly enjoyed hunting and fishing.He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife Janet Quinn Parker. He is survived by his children Scott Parker and Vondolyn Jukes; and...
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Betty Buchanan

February 15, 1939 - October 31, 2016

Betty Jo Muncrief Buchanan, 77, of Little Rock, passed away October 31, 2016. She was born February 15, 1939 in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Charles and Dorothy Doss Muncrief. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband of 57 years Roger Buchanan; her daughter Rebecca (Dean) Runnels; and her two grandsons Michael and Matthew McCabe.
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Gloria Smith

July 4, 1927 - October 27, 2016

Gloria A. Smith, age 89, of Benton, passed away Thursday, October 27, 2016.She was born July 4, 1927, in Canton, Ohio. She moved to New York in 1946 and to Arkansas in 1949. Gloria was a registered nurse for 40 years and a member of First Lutheran Church in Benton.She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Norman Smith, two brothers, Sonny Tash and Kris Tash, and one sister, Toots...
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Gertrude THOMPSON

December 2, 1918 - October 27, 2016

Gertrude Marie Thompson, 97, of Russellville passed away October 27, 2016. She was born in Prescott, Arkansas on December 2, 1918 to J.B. and Belle Hylton. Gertrude graduated from Chidister High School near Camden. She loved to sew and made every shirt her sons wore until they graduated from high school. Gertrude and her late husband, Frank Thompson, loved to square dance. They danced all...
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Gloria Smith

July 4, 1927 - October 27, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Hills Funeral Home, ALEXANDER, AR.
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Alice P. Gardner

May 12, 1924 - October 23, 2016

Alice Pauline Gardner, 92, of Little Rock, went to be with the Lord Sunday, October 23, 2016.She was born May 12, 1924, to Lillie and Enoch Hollingsworth near Hermitage, Arkansas. Pauline was a member of River of Life Assembly of God Church and was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.She is survived by her son Paul Larry Gardner of Little Rock; her daughter, Linda Wheetley and...
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Ernest Chaney

February 2, 1934 - October 13, 2016

Ernest Walls Chaney, Jr., of Higden, left this world October 13, 2016. He was born on February 2, 1934 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Ernest and Bertha Chaney. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War and after working 28 years for Western Electric he retired. Ernest enjoyed fishing, making wine, building things out of metal and wood, and boating with his family on Greers Ferry Lake...
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Stephen Hutsell

June 15, 1950 - October 4, 2016

Stephen Ray Hutsell, of Bryant, AR, passed away on October 4th, 2016, at the age of 66. He was born in Batesville, Arkansas on June 15th, 1950. He was a machinist for the Union Pacific Railroad for 30 years. Never being a selfish person, he was liked by everyone who met him. He was known most for his passion in restoring cars.He was preceded in death by his parents Malvin Hutsell and Bessie Ann...
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Mildred Griebel

November 12, 1933 - October 2, 2016

Mrs Mildred Lucile Griebel, age 82, of Little Rock, AR died quietly with her husband at her side on Oct 3, 2016 after an extended illness. “Millie” born on November 12th, 1933 was the daughter of Hester and Lester Purtle of Prescott, AR, who preceded her in death. She is survived by her devoted husband of 62 years Jack A Griebel, Sr, her remaining siblings Margaret Alexander and...
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Kay Wilson

November 29, 1941 - October 1, 2016

Kay Marie Hammer Wilson, 74, of Mabelvale, went to be with her Lord and Savior on October, 1, 2016. She was born November 29, 1941 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Robert Lee and Mattie Mae Browning Hammer.She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter Susan Kay Davis Gregory; and her brother Robert Lee Hammer Jr. She is survived by her son Mark Davis; daughter Lesa (Dewayne) Warner; son in...
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Joseph Anthony

March 24, 1964 - September 30, 2016

Joseph “Papa Joe” Anthony, 52 of Bryant passed away September 30, 2016. He was born March 24, 1964 to Leslie and Floy Anthony in Mercede, California. Papa Joe loved cooking, playing poker and spending time with his family.He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister; Deborah Fleming. Papa Joe is survived by his loving wife of 20 years; Pat Anthony, four children; Annette...
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Frances SAWYER

March 8, 1937 - September 30, 2016

Frances Josephine Sawyer of Memphis, Tennessee peacefully fell asleep in death on Friday, September 30, 2016. “Mama” was born March 8, 1937 in Brooklyn, New York.She is survived by three beloved sons and their wives; Bob and Leslie, Memphis, Tennessee, Jim and Joyce, Huntington, Arkansas and Steve and Trisha, Fayetteville, Arkansas. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and...
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Selmer Frick

January 26, 1923 - September 30, 2016

Selmer Ardin Frick, 93, went to be with the Lord September 30, 2016. He was born on January 26, 1923 in Beresford, South Dakota to Carl and Nannie Frick. Selmer served our country in the US Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune from 1945-1946. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. Selmer farmed in South Dakota until 1971 when he moved to Bella Vista to become a building contractor. Selmer...
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Marjorie Burgess

June 19, 1925 - September 25, 2016

Marjorie “Mickey” Burgess, 91 of Little Rock, passed away September 25, 2016.She has been a long-time member of Temple Baptist Church in Little Rock and later of Otter Creek First Baptist Church.She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Bill Burgess, and daughters, Karen (Rick) Petty and Lisa (Jay) Lea, both of Benton, and by six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.She was...
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George Cardinal

February 22, 1938 - September 20, 2016

George Francis Cardinal, 78, of Mabelvale passed away September 20, 2016. He was born February 22, 1938 in Boston, Massachusetts to Walter Francis and Alta Wood Cardinal. George was a retired salesman from Coca-Cola. He loved to play pool, cribbage, cook, and collect coins. Most importantly of all George loved his grand children and great grandchildren. He was a man with a strong Christian faith...
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Doris J. Bingham

November 11, 1925 - September 19, 2016

Doris Bingham, 90, of Little Rock, passed away September 19, 2016. Doris was born November 11, 1925 in Pulaski County, Arkansas to Gee and Birdie Squires. Doris was a humble, kind woman who devoted her life to God and her family. She was a long term member of G.S.F.B.She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Claude Bueal Bingham; 9 siblings; and 1 grandchild. She is survived by her...
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Doris J. BINGHAM

November 11, 1925 - September 19, 2016

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

January 26, 1954 - September 17, 2016

James William Francis, age 62, of Little Rock, AR departed this world and gained his wings on September 17th, 2016. He was known to his friends as ‘Who?’ or ‘James Who?’. Born January 26th, 1954, to Lafie Lee and Uwenthia Francis in St Louis, Missouri, he grew up in Arkansas. He was a member of the Backroad Ramblers Motorcycle Club and loved to ride his bike. He was...
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Dorothy M. Horn

November 1, 1924 - September 14, 2016

Dorothy Horn went to meet the Lord Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 surrounded by her family.She was born in 1924 in England, Arkansas. She is preceded in death by her husband Allen Horn and parents Joseph and Viva Meeks as well as three sisters Alice, Edith, and Minnie Bell and two sons, Robert Ervin Uzzell and Garland Horn and one daughter Sandra Uzzell. She is survived by children Melvin Uzzell...
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Dennis Evans

March 24, 1953 - September 10, 2016

Dennis Lee Evans Sr., of Mabelvale, AR, passed away on September 10th, 2016, at the age of 63. He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on March 24th, 1953. He worked for the Saline County Sherriff’s Department, but retired from the Pulaski County Sherriff’s Department after 21 years. The things he enjoyed most in life were riding his motorcycle, hunting, singing kareoke, and having a...
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Jane Snider

January 25, 1928 - September 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Hills Cemetery, ALEXANDER, AR.
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Jack Edwin Hulett

September 25, 1932 - September 2, 2016

Jack Edwin Hulett, Sr., passed away on September 2, 2016. He was born on September 25, 1932, in North Little Rock, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his father, Lee Henry Hulett; his mother, Mae Hulett.He is survived by Audrey Rigsby, the mother of his children; his children Jack Edwin Hulett, Jr. and his wife Ellen Hulett; Sheron Ann Greer and her husband Ricky Greer; and Ronald Lee Hulett;...
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Betty L. Coates

October 15, 1923 - August 29, 2016

Betty Lee Cogbill Coates, 92, of Little Rock went to be with the Lord August 29, 2016. She was born on October 15, 1923 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Oscar and Kathleen Cogbill. Betty enjoyed being a member of Parkway Place Baptist Church. She will be remembered as a loving Wife, Mother, Granny and Great Granny.Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; Lawton Buddy Coates, and five...
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Ellen Pilkington

July 22, 1949 - August 28, 2016

Ellen Ruth Pilkington, 67, of Bryant, Arkansas, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, August 28, 2016. She was born in Little Rock, AR on July 22, 1949 to Don and Mary Foster who preceded her in death.In 1970, Ellen married the love of her life and best friend, Don Pilkington . They enjoyed many memory- filled years together. Ellen loved to cook, bake, read, and anything to do with decorating...
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Linda Kay Gaban

September 21, 1953 - August 27, 2016

Linda Kay (Gould) Gaban, 62 of Mabelvale is the best mother to have ever lived, she passed away Saturday August 27, 2016. Linda was an extraordinarily kind soul who made her life’s mission to serve her family and do all she could to ensure their happiness. She had a passion for gardening and landscaping; she referred to every flower as “one of her babies”. The void this woman...
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Leonard Donald Jones

January 8, 1936 - August 22, 2016

Leonard Donald Jones,80, of Hot Springs, died August 22, 2016. Born January 8, 1936 in Scranton, Arkansas, he was the son of Luther and Gladys Funkhouser Jones. He graduated from Fuller High School in 1953. He was a member of First Christian Church in Hot Springs, a member of the Masonic Order, Staff Sergeant with the Air National Guard for 9 years and enjoyed working in his workshop and singing...
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Robert Padgett

February 12, 1943 - August 22, 2016

Robert “Bob” Lewis Padgett, 73, of Little Rock, died peacefully August 22, 2016. Born February 12, 1943 in Heber Springs, Arkansas, he was the son of William and Avalee Padgett. A member of the National Guard for several years, he was an avid horse racing fan, lover of all competitive sports, and a lifelong car salesman.He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Charles...
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Andrew Davasher

March 21, 1985 - August 15, 2016

Andrew Blake Davasher, 31, of Alexander passed away August 15, 2016. He was born on March 21, 1985 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Bruce Edward and Mitzi Jean Davasher. Andrew loved music, playing the guitar and spending time with his niece and nephews. Andrew is survived by his wife; Tiffany, his parents; sister; Linzi Soules (Neil), niece; Parker, nephews; Peyton and Zachary, grandmother; Inez...
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Devon Marques Smith

July 4, 2016 - August 12, 2016

Devon Marques Smith, Jr. passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus August 12, 2016. He was the infant son of Devon and Keaira Smith, born July 4, 2016 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Devon was loving nicknamed “June Bug” and was always laughing at his Daddy.Devon is preceded in death by his grandmother; Tamala Smith. He is survived by his parents; one sister; Kaidence, grandparents; Shalonda...
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Rebecca Bowen

February 3, 1938 - August 11, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Hills Cemetery, ALEXANDER, AR.
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Chredonna M. HATCH

October 7, 1926 - August 7, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Hills Cemetery, ALEXANDER, AR.
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Maurine Wright

March 28, 1927 - August 7, 2016

Maurine McLemore Wright of North Little Rock, widow of Dayton R. Wright, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2016. She was born March 28, 1927, in Star City, Arkansas to Clarence and Mary McLemore. She graduated from Grady High School and attended Capitol City Business College. She was retired from Olin Chemical Corporation.Maurine was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and her brother, Fred...
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Dolores Kathleen Tinsley

March 17, 1944 - August 7, 2016

Dolores Kathleen Tinsley, 72, of Bryant Arkansas passed away on August 7, 2016. Born March 17, 1944 in San Francisco, California. Dolores spent most of her life in Central Arkansas. She was devoted to her faith and family. She was a member of River of Life Church of Mabelvale and attended faithfully until her health would no longer permit. She loved spending time with her grandkids, flower...
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Chester Wayne Vandiver

July 20, 1943 - July 28, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Hills Cemetery, ALEXANDER, AR.
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Robert Daniel Merritt

April 28, 1945 - July 28, 2016

Robert "Danny" Merritt Jr., of Little Rock, AR, passed away on July 28, 2016 at the age of 71. Danny is survived by his son, Daniel; his friend Jane; his sister, Carolyn and her loving family.Danny was a very hard working and ambitious man. He formed a prosperous career by beginning his own salvage yard where he worked more than 40 years. Danny was a great family man and a loving father. He was...
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Chester W. Vandiver

July 20, 1943 - July 28, 2016

Chester Wayne Vandiver, 73, of Mabelvale, passed away July 28, 2016. He was born on July 20, 1943 in Prim, Arkansas to Roy and Eva Vandiver. Chester retired at 60 years of age after working for the Union Pacific Railroad for 40 years. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and served in the United States Army as a Sargent and Survivalist Specialist. Chester loved fishing, animals...
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Robert Daniel Merritt

April 28, 1945 - July 28, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Hills Cemetery, ALEXANDER, AR.
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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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Joseph STILLMAN

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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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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Joseph Walker HIGGINBOTHAM

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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