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

Gregory Ford

November 28, 1965 - February 9, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Hills Funeral Home, ALEXANDER, AR.
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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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Alta L. SPRIGGS

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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Norma HEARD

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

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

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

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Hills Funeral Home, ALEXANDER, AR.
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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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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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Ruth Pachosa

October 10, 1941 - August 20, 2015

Ruth Ann Pachosa, 73, of Little Rock went to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 20, 2015. She was born October 10, 1941 in Little Rock, Arkansas to William Thomas and Dora Alice Hancock.Ruth was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved to have family gatherings, no matter where they were, just so that everyone was there. Ruth was a great “Nana” who loved to spoil her...
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Judith Venable

October 28, 1945 - August 18, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Hills Funeral Home, ALEXANDER, AR.
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Earl Thompson

March 10, 1937 - August 18, 2015

Earl McGlen “Glen” Thompson, 78, of Mabelvale passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2015. He was born March 10, 1937 in Clark Co., Arkansas to Rubert and Corrine Thompson.Glen loved his family and working for ABF as a diesel mechanic for 35 years. After a few months of retirement, he went to work with his best friend, Walter Thompson as an equipment manager for Thompson Electric. Glen was a...
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Katherine B. SPARKS

November 12, 1919 - August 16, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Hills Cemetery, ALEXANDER, AR.
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Katherine Sparks

November 12, 1919 - August 16, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Hills Cemetery, ALEXANDER, AR.
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Jeffrey Wayne Harrison

August 15, 2015

Jeffrey Wayne Harrison gained his angel wings on Saturday August 15, 2015. Jeff was born on April 6, 1968 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He graduated from McClellan High School and Henderson State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Aviation. He was united in marriage to Michelle Mathis Harrison, and they were blessed with two wonderful children, Shelby and Collin of Bryant. He was a...
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Frances Greenwood

March 26, 1930 - August 11, 2015

Frances Louise Edwards Greenwood passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2015 in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was born March 26, 1930, to James L. and Thelma Duhart Edwards.Frances was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Bonnie Greenwood. She is survived by one sister, Lois Edwards Threet; one brother, Clyde S. Edwards and his wife, La Gussie; one niece and two nephews.Funeral services will...
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Domingo Saavedra Lara

November 12, 1970 - August 10, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Hills Funeral Home, ALEXANDER, AR.
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Reano Curry

December 29, 1913 - August 10, 2015

Reano “Pop” Harmon Curry, 101, of Maumelle passed away on Monday, August 10, 2015. He was born to the late Robert and Gertrude Curry in Hempstead County, Arkansas on December 29, 1913. Reano spent his life dedicated to his wife, Ima Jean of 76 years, children and grandchildren. In his teens, he went out as a merchant marine and sailed to China and Europe to help support his family. As...
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Kenneth A. Loetscher

July 11, 1956 - August 8, 2015

Kenneth Andrew Loetscher, 59, of Bryant went to be with the Lord, Saturday, August 8th, 2015. He was born July 11, 1956 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Louie and Willie Mae Loetscher.Kenneth was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He never met a stranger and was loved by everyone he knows. Kenneth put everyone before himself, he was selfless and humble. He loved to sing and dance and was an...
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Harley Evans

April 29, 1926 - August 1, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Hills Funeral Home, ALEXANDER, AR.
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Robert Eugene Lowrey

November 22, 1961 - July 31, 2015

Robert “Bobby” Lowrey of Benton was born November 22, 1961 in Kansas City, Kansas and passed away on Friday, July 31st 2015. He is survived by his wife of 14 years Suzie as well as his father Melvin Lowrey and step mother Betty of Alexander, Arkansas and his mother Jean Akers of Mtn. Home, Arkansas and grandmother Ethel Despard also of Mtn. Home. Other survivors include his sisters...
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Emma P. Donnald

July 25, 1931 - July 25, 2015

Emma Pauline Donnald, 83, a life time resident of Mabelvale, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord on July 25, 2015.Emma was born December 2, 1931, to Walter and Gertrude Donnald. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Wilma Childress.Emma leaves behind a niece, Cheryl Jones of New York City; a nephew, Jeffrey Childress and wife Judy; a great-niece, Cristy Hildebrandt and husband Alex;...
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Mildred Duncan

August 10, 1931 - July 21, 2015

Mildred Oleta Cato Duncan, 83, of Little Rock departed this life July 21, 2015. She was born August 10, 1931 to Alvin and Myrtle Cato.She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Duncan, and one brother, Harrell Cato.She is survived by three children: Diane Cwenar (Dave) of Rogers, Arkansas, Lloyd Duncan (Judy) of Little Rock, Arkansas and Gene Duncan of Lufkin, Texas; one sister, Reba Watts ...
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Joseph Douglas Wilson

February 9, 1926 - July 18, 2015

Joseph Douglas Wilson, 89, died peacefully in his sleep Saturday afternoon, July 18, 2015, at his residence on Lake Palestine, TX. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima in Benton. Mr. Wilson was born February 9, 1926, the son of William Joseph Wilson and Rosa Love White of Ferriday, La. He was a graduate of LSU in 1949. He worked for Humble Oil (Exxon) and then owned and operated numerous nursing...
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Richard Bearden

August 28, 1959 - July 18, 2015

Richard Bearden, 55, of Mabelvale, Arkansas, passed away on July 18, 2015. He was born on August 28, 1959 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Richard Everett and JoEtta Lemaster Bearden. Richard was of the Jehovah Witness faith. He loved fishing, camping, and spending time with his grandkids. He was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his wife; Brenda, two children; Steven Bearden and...
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Beverly Baldwin

June 15, 1933 - July 12, 2015

Colleyville, TX- Beverly Joan Baldwin, 82, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 12, 2015. She faced her Alzheimer's battle with dignity, courage and grace.Beverly was born June 15, 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri to Bernard and Myrtle Greene. Her greatest accomplishment in life was loving and caring for others, family and friends alike. Having a servant's heart, she blessed lives...
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Russell Spears

May 10, 1940 - July 11, 2015

Russell Spears, 75, of Benton passed from this life into the arms of his loving Savior on July 11, 2015. Russell was born May 10, 1940 and raised in Greenbrier, Arkansas.Russell was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.Russell is survived by his wife, Barbara Spears; one daughter, Sonja and her husband, Gary Gray; two nephews, Marty Phillips (Robbie) and Terry Phillips (DAnn) and many...
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Patricia Thompson

September 14, 1954 - July 8, 2015

“Patti” as she was affectionately called died July 8, 2015 at home at age 60. She was born September 14, 1954 to the late Eugene and Bethel Parish. She was also preceded in death by her grandparents, Charlie and Myrtle Gilliam of Clinton, Arkansas.She is survived by her mother, Bethel Parish; husband, Christopher Thompson; two sons, Chris and Charlie Burris of Bryant, Arkansas; one...
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Betty L. Butler

December 3, 1928 - July 4, 2015

Betty Lou Alley Conrad-Butler, 86, of Mabelvale Arkansas passed away July 4, 2015 at 12:20 a.m. She was born December 3, 1928 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Homer Edwin and Emma Francis Muller Alley.She was preceded in death by her parents; Step-mother, Sarah Ann Rhodes Alley; two brothers: Joseph David Alley and Morton Lee Alley; Step-brother, Herbert Rhodes; one sister, Mary Francis Weir; one son,...
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Alice Polk

November 22, 1935 - June 29, 2015

Alice M. “Grandma” Polk, 79, of Alexander passed away Monday, June 29. Born in Springfield, MO to Thomas R. & Dorothy Foster Burt, Alice lived in Alexander for most of her life. She was of the Baptist faith and attended the Church at Rock Creek. Alice was employed by Little Rock Furniture Co., Falcon Jet and Central Flying Service. Known by her co-workers as “Grandma...
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Charles Bland

July 3, 1937 - June 28, 2015

Charles W. Bland, passed away June 28, 2015, at Baptist Health Little Rock after a seven week battle with acute myeloid leukemia. He passed easily and finally able to breathe without struggling.He was born on July 3, 1937 in Pine Bluff, AR. Predeceased by his parents John and Dora Bland and, brother, John H. Bland, nephew, Jeff Green.He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Barbara and four...
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Robert Raebiger

January 27, 1934 - June 20, 2015

Robert W. Raebiger, 81, born January 1934, formerly from Clementon, N.J., passed away June 20, 2015.Robert was preceded in death by his mother, Sara and father, William Raebiger; sister, Elizabeth Bonhage and brother, William Raebiger.Loving husband of Margaret Raebiger (Peg) Aspell. Beloved father to: Kim Gore and son-in-law, Kevin Gore of Erial, N.J., Jeanne Raebiger of Mayflower, AR, and...
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Joan Bruner

May 18, 1946 - June 20, 2015

On the evening of June 20, 2015, Joan Marlene Spurr Bruner, 69, of Bryant, AR, our Nana, went home to be with the Lord. She spent her last moments surrounded by family and so much love.Joan was born in St. Louis MO to Jack and Alma Spurr, Sr. She married Jerry L. Bruner Sr. in Little Rock, AR on December 17, 1966 and they both came to know Christ as their personal Savior in the summer of 1968...
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Norman D. Ward

May 5, 1924 - June 16, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Hills Funeral Home, ALEXANDER, AR.
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Norman D. Ward

May 5, 1924 - June 16, 2015

Norman D. Ward, 91, of Bryant died on Tuesday, June 16th. He was a WWII veteran serving with the 7th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946. Norm was a member and shepherd of the Congo Rd. Baptist Church.Predeceased by his beloved wife, Ada Fay Ward, Norm is survived by step-daughter Linda (Cecil) Dodgen of Benton, step-sons Joseph (Rebecca) Leslie of Alexander and William Leslie of...
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Lyle Sanders

October 19, 1937 - June 11, 2015

Lyle Eugene Sanders, 77, of Little Rock passed away Thursday, June 11, 2015. Born in Grant County, October 19, 1937, he was referred to as “Buster” by his sisters and was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend and will be forever missed. Lyle was preceded in death by his wife Julia Ann Sanders, mother Juanita Leona West Sanders, father Arthur Eugene Sanders,...
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Patricia Cook

July 13, 1931 - June 4, 2015

Patricia Joan Fleming Cook, 83, of Little Rock, died June 4, 2015. Born July 13,1931 in Pittsburg, Kansas, she was the daughter of William Michael and Julia Charlotte Cardwell Fleming. She retired from Baptist Health Medical Center as a Registered Nurse and Administrator after 43 years of service. She received her Registered Nursing license from Grant Hospital School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio,...
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Shirley Clements

March 14, 1941 - June 3, 2015

Shirley Ann Clements, age 74, of Bryant, Arkansas passed away June 3, 2015 at Saline Memorial Hospice. She was born March 14, 1941 in Belzoni, Mississippi to the late James Hardin and Rosa Mae Ingold Hardin. Shirley was a homemaker. She had a tender heart and loved spending time with her family, especially her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Shirley loved flower gardening,...
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Shirley Clements

March 14, 1941 - June 3, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Hills Funeral Home, ALEXANDER, AR.
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Anthony Lee Priest

July 10, 1948 - June 2, 2015

Lee Anthony “Tony” Priest, 66, of Benton passed away on Tuesday, June 2nd. Born in Little Rock to parents Edward and Virginia Butler on October 9, 1948, Tony is predeceased by his father , his beloved wife Susan Derby Priest and sister Ginger Harris.Tony is survived by his daughters Toni (Keith) Leftwich , Kimberly Herring, Shona Stivers-Priest, sons Stephen Derby and Mark...
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Carrie Helen Madden

March 4, 1921 - June 2, 2015

Carrie H. Madden, 94, left this earth early in the morning of June 2, 2015 to be reunited with the love of her life, Cecil E. Madden, her husband of 56 years until his death in 1996. Mrs. Madden was born to Carrie Helen Anthony March 4, 1921 in Pottsville, Arkansas. She was the daughter of Jessie and Ada Dagley Anthony and had three brothers and one sister, all who have preceded her in death. She...
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Mary Ellen Myers

July 23, 1921 - May 20, 2015

Our Beloved Mary Ellen Myers, age 93 of Little Rock stepped into her heavenly home May 20th, 2015. She was born July 23rd, 1921, to the late Jim Baldwin and Minnie Bosshart in Little Rock, AR. She was a Loving Mom and Mamaw to her family. Our “Mamaw” was feisty lady, who loved to laugh, spoke her mind, and was full of life. She Loved the Lord and Adored her Family. She lived for the...
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Vernis Thompson

January 20, 1920 - May 10, 2015

Vernis L.Thompson, 95, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, May 10, 2015. He was surrounded by his loving wife of 68 years, Doris (Crone) Thompson, his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Vernis was born January 20, 1920 in Mabelvale, AR to James B. and Lilly L. Thompson. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, sister and daughter, Karen Sue Thompson. He is survived by...
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Helen L. Morgan

September 19, 1941 - May 9, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Hills Funeral Home, ALEXANDER, AR.
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Evangeline M. Evans

September 27, 1928 - May 6, 2015

Evangeline Leora Malott Evans, born September 27, 1928, triumphantly departed for Heaven on May 6, 2015. Those that knew and loved Vangie will miss her clear blue eyes and radiant smile. She lived a lifetime dedicated to her husband, Don, of 64 years, her five children, Nancy Meneley and Janet Canalichio of Little Rock; Teri Palmer of San Antonio; Karen Diehl of Arlington, and Dan Evans of...
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Peggy Louise BEAKLEY

November 18, 1922 - May 4, 2015

Peggy Louise Beakley, 92, formerly of Little Rock, Arkansas died in Fort Worth, Texas on May 4,2015. She was born November 18,1922 in Lepanto, Arkansas to the late Raymond and Virgie Hicks Stutts.Mrs. Beakley was a homemaker and active member of the Gardenia Garden Club in Little Rock, Arkansas until she moved to Fort Worth. She was a member of Agape Baptist Church in Fort Worth.Louise was...
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Lillian Jean Neal

April 3, 1928 - April 27, 2015

Lillian Jean (Young) Earle Stokes Gross Neal, age 87, died at her home in Little Rock, Arkansas, April 27, 2015,, after a long battle with cancer. She was born at home in the Geyer Springs area of Little Rock on April 3, 1928, daughter of dairy farmers Fleet James Young and Annie Lou (Wittenburg) Young, and attended Mabelvale schools before graduating from Little Rock High School (now Central...
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Ivory M. Wright

October 17, 1943 - April 22, 2015

Ivory M. Wright of Bryant passed away at her home on April 22, 2015. She was born October 17, 1943 in Morehead, Kentucky, daughter of Barry and Lillian Kidd.She was a Free Will Baptist and attended the First Free Will Baptist Church of Benton.She retired from the Bryant School District as a custodian. She was a beloved wife and mother. She was preceded in death by her father, a brother, Troy Kidd...
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Carolyn Jo Cook

August 13, 1953 - April 14, 2015

Carolyn Jo Cook, 61, of Bryant, Arkansas passed away April 14, 2015. She was born on August 13, 1953 in Dierks, Arkansas to Homer and Nola Huffman. Carolyn enjoyed her cats, Neil Diamond music, Walker Texas Ranger, and spending time with her granddaughter Anna, who lived with her.She is preceded in death by her father, Homer Huffman and one son, Aaron Cook.Carolyn is survived by her husband of...
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Danny Crump

September 23, 1955 - April 5, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Hills Funeral Home, ALEXANDER, AR.
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Allen Warren

January 8, 1950 - March 27, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Hills Funeral Home, ALEXANDER, AR.
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Elsie Puckett

May 25, 1926 - March 27, 2015

Elsie Puckett, 88 years old, went home to her Heavenly Father on March 27, 2015. She was born May 25, 1926. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Puckett, two daughters, Linda Thornbrugh and Gloria Williams, three sons-in-law, 2 grandkids and 2 great-grandkids. She is survived by Shirley Hardin, Johnnie Puckett, Gladys Manson, Alvin Puckett, Diane Boone, Alvie Bearden, Patricia...
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Lannie J. Leonard

September 1, 1950 - March 24, 2015

Lannie Joe Leonard 64, passed away March 24, 2015. Born September 1, 1950 to the late V.M. and Ola Leonard. Predeceased by son Landon Chase Leonard. Survived by wife Debbie Leonard, sisters Wilma Huitt, Genevieve Moore, nephews Scott and Tim Huitt, neice Ragan Kyzer.Lannie was a loyal employee at Thompson Electric for 32 years. His only hobby seemed to be doing favors for family and friends. To...
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Dorothy Shipe

February 17, 1924 - March 18, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Hills Funeral Home, ALEXANDER, AR.
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Virginia Lowder

March 2, 1925 - March 17, 2015

Lois Lowder, 90, died March 17, 2015 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Lois was born in Magazine, Arkansas to Alvin Harrison Cotton and Nora Cotton on March 2, 1925.Lois’s greatest pleasure was being with family. She also loved her church.She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Vernon; and one infant daughter, Anita Lois.She is survived by one daughter, Sue Roberson and husband Ron;...
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Carita A. Taylor

March 22, 1940 - March 14, 2015

Carita A. Taylor, of Benton, went to be with the Lord, Saturday March 14, 2015.Carita grew up in Lepanto, AR and graduated from Lepanto High School. Graduated from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro , AR. After graduation, Carita went to work for Dr. Tom Logue, director of the Baptist Student Union. She later went to work for Bryant School district for 25 years. She was a member of Geyer...
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Joyce Morris

December 16, 1933 - March 8, 2015

Joyce H. Morris, 81, of Benton, Arkansas, passed away onMarch 8, 2015. She was born December 16, 1933, to the latePhillip and Nettie Harris. She was preceded in death by herbeloved husband of 60 years, Alfred M. Morris, and worked inan insurance agency with him for forty years in Pine Bluff,Arkansas. She is also preceded in death by her sister, KathleenWhite.She is survived by three sons; Al...
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Rachel Bennett

December 10, 1933 - March 6, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Hills Funeral Home, ALEXANDER, AR.
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Paul B. NAYLOR, Sr.

July 10, 1932 - March 5, 2015

Paul B. Naylor Sr., of Little Rock passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2015. He was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to the late Robert Oscar Naylor and Nancy Ann (Gilliam) Naylor on July 10, 1932.Paul was a loving father and grandfather who enjoyed visiting with family and friends. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and gardening.He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Future Mae (Goodman...
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Rose Goad

May 26, 1929 - March 4, 2015

Rose Elizabeth (Kassler) Goad, 85 of Little Rock, Arkansas, gained her angel wings on March 4, 2015.She is survived by her only son, Jeff Goad of Hensley (Dara); two granddaughters, Jayme Goad of Little Rock; Brittney Hall of Rogers (Nathan); brother, Lloyd Kassler of Alexander (Beth); many loving nieces and nephews; great-grandson Layton and expecting great-grandson Larken Hall, along with many...
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Carolyn S. McMichael

October 28, 1952 - February 28, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Hills Funeral Home, ALEXANDER, AR.
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Deborah Jean Long

April 11, 1948 - February 22, 2015

DEBORAH LONG (SUGGS), 66, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 22, 2015 in Little Rock, AR.She was born in Russellville, AR on April 11, 1948 to Rev. Lamoine Q. Suggs and Laverne Lynch Suggs, who preceded her in death. Her sister, Brenda Anderson also preceded her in death.She lived in Little Rock after retiring from nursing.Debby is survived by her son, Cyrial Michael Brown,...
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