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

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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Jerry Cassil

August 29, 1948 - June 15, 2016

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

May 24, 1924 - June 8, 2016

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

May 31, 1935 - June 6, 2016

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

January 26, 1934 - June 2, 2016

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

May 15, 1956 - May 28, 2016

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

January 22, 1929 - May 26, 2016

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

August 13, 1927 - May 25, 2016

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

February 1, 1932 - May 25, 2016

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

July 26, 1943 - May 9, 2016

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

March 28, 1930 - May 3, 2016

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

February 18, 1944 - April 29, 2016

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

February 10, 1940 - April 28, 2016

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

September 14, 1942 - April 25, 2016

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

November 29, 1923 - April 25, 2016

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

September 13, 1942 - April 14, 2016

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

March 20, 1944 - April 13, 2016

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

April 24, 1965 - April 10, 2016

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

April 17, 1968 - April 5, 2016

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

June 28, 1914 - April 3, 2016

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

March 31, 1927 - March 31, 2016

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

March 29, 1924 - March 28, 2016

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

August 11, 1945 - March 26, 2016

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

May 25, 1925 - March 25, 2016

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

November 12, 1920 - March 25, 2016

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

July 28, 1942 - March 24, 2016

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

July 17, 1931 - March 22, 2016

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

June 1, 1941 - March 20, 2016

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

May 27, 1996 - March 15, 2016

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

October 13, 1923 - March 9, 2016

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

November 26, 1942 - March 9, 2016

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

June 18, 1936 - March 6, 2016

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

July 6, 1943 - March 5, 2016

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

August 1, 1930 - March 4, 2016

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

June 3, 1962 - March 4, 2016

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

December 25, 1917 - February 27, 2016

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