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

Clara Sue Woodrum

March 1, 1935 - October 28, 2014

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

February 23, 1939 - October 26, 2014

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Pamela Petersen

June 5, 1964 - October 21, 2014

Pamela Lea Petersen, 50, of Bauxite was born June 5th, 1964 in Dallas, Texas and passed away at her home on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014. She is survived by her husband of 26 years James Petersen and her children Morgan and Madison Petersen as well as her mother Lucille Rhodes and her brother Jeff Rhodes (Joy) of Springdale, Ar. She is preceded in death by her father Rufus D. Rhodes. Pamela was an...
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Mary Helen Gordon

August 10, 1933 - October 19, 2014

Mary Helen Gordon was born August 10th, 1933 in Sparkman, Arkansas and passed away in Benton on Sunday, October 19, 2014. She is survived by her children Rebecca Kee of Benton and Roy Gordon of Conway also three brothers John, Delmas and A.B. McClure all of Gurdon, Arkansas and a sister LaVelle Easley of Arkadelphia, Arkansas and her grandchildren Troy, Cliff and Alan Gordon, Ashley Green, Morgan...
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Bertie M. Parker

July 10, 1924 - October 18, 2014

Bertie Marie Parker, 90, of Clinton Arkansas left her earthly family to be with the Lord on October 18th, 2014. She was born on July 10th, 1924 to Buell and Josephine (Elliott) Albertson of Little Rock. Bertie was preceded in death by both her parents, her husband Kindell Wayne Parker, one Brother and four Sisters. She is survived by her Sisters, Rebecca Ann Ison (John); Donna Marie Stevens ...
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Jimmy Ray Hardester

May 23, 1943 - October 17, 2014

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

March 29, 1953 - October 9, 2014

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

February 3, 1974 - October 8, 2014

Janet Yvonne Shenep of Little Rock was born February 3rd, 1974 in Columbia, Louisiana and passed away in Little Rock on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014. She is survived by her husband Andy Shenep as well as her children Amber, Hannah, Shelby, Bradley and Laura (Jake); her parents Hershel and Eleanor Butler and her sister Patricia Alexander and her husband Brooke and her sister in law Becky and her...
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Lenell DOBBINS

November 23, 1936 - September 30, 2014

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Lenell DOBBINS

November 23, 1936 - September 30, 2014

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Howard S. Collins

August 12, 1924 - September 15, 2014

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

September 11, 2014 - September 11, 2014

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Sharon Elaine Nowlin

May 28, 1955 - September 9, 2014

Sharon Elaine Nowlin was born May 28, 1955 in Malvern, Arkansas and passed away on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in Little Rock. She is survived by her mother Catherine Inmon and her birth father Royce Beaty as well as her children Tana Nowlin (Josh Walker), Brad Inmon, Gary Nowlin (Caitlyn), Shawn Nowlin and Tamera Davis, all of Little Rock. Other survivors include her brothers, James Inmon of...
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Jane Maria Dorn

January 26, 1956 - September 8, 2014

Jane Maria Pepper Dorn, 58, of Alexander went to be with our Lord on September 8, 2014. She is preceded in death by her father, Clyde Pepper and survived by her two sons Jeremy Thompson, and Job Thompson and wife Brandy and one grandson Austin Thompson, as well as her mother Frances Ramsey and step-father Cicero Ramsey. Other survivors include her brothers, Larry Duran and wife Jannetta, David...
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James Bruce Tosh

July 11, 1932 - September 8, 2014

James Bruce Tosh, 82, of Mabelvale was born July 11, 1932 in Schenectady, New York and passed away on Monday, September 8, 2014 at his home. He is survived by his daughter Pamela DeAngelo and her husband of Saratoga Springs, New York as well as many friends and family members including Christy McConnell. Services will be held at a later date. www.griffinleggettforesthills.com
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Dessie ANDERSON

February 11, 1924 - September 8, 2014

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

August 4, 1933 - September 7, 2014

James “Jim” Anthony LaMonica, age 81 was born to Joseph and Rose LaMonica of Rochester, Pennsylvania passed away September 7, 2014 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. He is preceded in death by both parents and wife Joyce LaMonica.Jim graduated from Alliance High School in Alliance, Ohio in 1951. He then served in the United States Air Force from 1951 – 1955 during the...
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David Carroll Powell

March 3, 1934 - August 17, 2014

David Carroll Powell, RMCM USN Ret., 80, of Bryant passed away August 17, after a lengthly battle with Lewy Body Dementia. He was born March 3, 1934 in Gillett, Arkansas to Bradford W. Powell and Laverne Powell Ball. He joined the US Navy in 1952 and served 22 proud years, earning numerous commendations for outstanding service. All of his years were served on the West Coast, with the exception of...
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Carolyn Johnson

November 12, 1944 - August 16, 2014

Carolyn Gail Johnson, of Mabelvale passed away on Saturday, August 16th, 2014. She was born on November 12, 1944 to the late Amos and Lillian (Martin) Hall in Kaiser, Arkansas. Carolyn was retired from Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She was blessed with a great sense of humor and loved laughing and cutting up. She enjoyed gardening, traveling and cooking. Her life was centered around her family...
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Mary Margaret Douglas

March 17, 1935 - August 4, 2014

Mary Margaret Douglas, 79, of Bryant passed away on August 4th, 2014. She was born on March 17, 1935 to the late Gillis Clifford Underwood and Katie Eaton Underwood. Margaret was a fun person who loved to laugh and loved for people to laugh with her. She was an exceptional cook who enjoyed a good meal with loved ones. She had a heart for animals who treasured her pets and was a huge baseball fan...
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Mark Weston

September 3, 1928 - August 3, 2014

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Donald Glen Temple

December 25, 1958 - July 31, 2014

Donald Glen Temple, 55, of Bryant, Arkansas, died in a truck accident on Thursday, July 31st, 2014. He was born on December 25th, 1958 in Laredo, Texas, to Elmore Temple and the late Linda Temple. A truck driver for Con-Way Freight for many years, he was better known as “Arkansas Hurricane” to all his driving family. Don enjoyed working on cars and trucks and watching sci-fi movies. A...
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Larry E. TABOR

February 2, 1945 - July 31, 2014

Larry Edward Tabor, 69, passed away on July 31, 2014. He was born on February 2, 1945 in Crossville, Tennessee.Larry was a mechanic for John Deere for 35 years where he made lifelong friends. He loved all things of nature which became his hobbies and recreation. He proudly served his country as a Marine for two years during the Vietnam War.Larry was the son of the late Harold Tabor and is...
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Bob Chadwick

February 17, 1943 - July 29, 2014

Bobby Ward “Bob” Chadwick, 71, of Bryant, Arkansas, formerly of Memphis, Tennessee entered Heaven’s gates on July 29th, 2014. He was born in Cabot, Arkansas to the late Strill and Maureen Chadwick. Bob was a man of his word who lived his life with integrity and honesty. He loved the Lord, his family and music. He ministered for many years with a gospel group playing the...
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Helen Bernice Hayes

November 24, 1928 - July 26, 2014

Bernice Hayes went home to be with her Savior on Saturday, 26 July, 2014. She was home in Cedarville, Ohio when she left this life. That’s where she wanted to be. Helen Bernice Berentsen was born on 24 November, 1928 in Prairie Farm, Wisconsin. She was the 7th of 8 children in the family. She loved growing up on the farm. She loved her sisters and brother very much. She was happy helping...
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Baltis Daniel Bourne

December 5, 1917 - July 26, 2014

Baltis Daniel “Pat” Bourne, age 96, passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at his home in Sardis, Arkansas. He was born December 5, 1917, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, a son of the late Baltis D. Bourne, Sr. and Jessie Marie Campbell Bourne.He was a United States Army veteran, having served his country in the Pacific Theatre (China, Burma, India Campaign) during World War II. It was...
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William Troy Skinner

September 2, 1935 - July 23, 2014

William Troy Skinner, Sr., 78, of Benton, passed away on July 23, 2014. He was born on September 2, 1935 in Greenbrier, AR to Luther and Jessie (Bates) Skinner. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Betty Skinner and his sister, Pauline Murphey. William (Troy as he was known) is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Nadine (Hazlewood) Skinner; sons, Bill ...
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Madge Diggs

September 12, 1969 - July 23, 2014

Madge Mae Diggs, 44, of Mabelvale, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014. She was preceded in death by her step-father,James Diggs, and a step-daughter, Patty Miller. She is survived by her husband, Frank Diggs; her mother, Ocie Mae Morton; children, Eddie Morton, Sabrina Morton, Samantha Shelton, Suzanne Shelton, Devon Morton; step-children, Brenda Tucker, Bobby and Alan Diggs, Dott Small and Janice...
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Alice Marie Ridgell

February 6, 1919 - July 23, 2014

ALICE MARIE RIDGELL, 95, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Bryant. She was born February 6, 1919, in Prescott, Arkansas, to H. Thurston and Dovie Wingfield Stuart. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 66 years, Barham Ridgell; a brother, two sisters, a son-in-law, and a great-grandson. She was retired from K-Mart, and was a faithful and active member of Indian Springs...
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Melvin Grogan Huff

January 13, 1933 - July 14, 2014

MELVIN GROGAN HUFF Melvin Grogan Huff of Alexander entered into rest on July 14, 2014 at the age of 81. He was preceded in death by his parents Melvin J. and Eva (Grogan) Huff, brother Dan and sisters Mattie Dove Lambrith and Norma Emory. Melvin is survived by his loving wife of 58 years Pat, daughters Vicki Smith (Mickey) and Terri Witt, sons Kenneth Huff and Ronnie Everett (Lori) and brothers...
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Teiko W. Funk

March 14, 1934 - July 8, 2014

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

August 7, 1952 - July 7, 2014

Jerry Hugh Lane of Mabelvale passed away July 7, 2014. He is preceded in death by his father, Fred Lane. He is survived by sons, Brian, Mathew (Tracy) and Marshall; their mother, Debbie; two granddaughters; mother, Sylvia Lane; brother, Lloyd (Beth) and sister, Brenda (David).Memorials can be made to Jerry’s three sons. Please send the memorials to Mathew Lane at 1915 Martha Dr. Little...
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Linda L. ADAMS

June 24, 1943 - July 4, 2014

Linda Lee Adams, 71, of Alexander passed away on July 4, 2014. She was born in Benton to the late Lawrence and Marie Fooks on June 24, 1943. She spent her life making a home for her family and treasured the time she spent with them. She enjoyed reading and watching the Young and the Restless. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 48 years, Floyd B. Adams, Jr.She leaves to cherish her...
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Charles F. Collie

September 7, 1939 - July 2, 2014

Charles (Charlie) Fredrick Collie, 74 years of Age, of Mabelvale, Arkansas, passed away on July 2, 2014, He passed away with a short battle of Lung Cancer. Charlie was born in Little Rock on Sept 7 1939. He graduated from Central High School in Little Rock and later joined the United States Army and was Shipped out on the USS Toledo where he learned to become a Welder and continued on with his...
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Thomas Rudolph Lauderdale

May 16, 1936 - June 22, 2014

Thomas R. (Tommy) Lauderdale of Little Rock passed away on June 22, 2014 at the age of 78. He was preceded in death by his father, EA Lauderdale and his mother Beulah Faye (Ballard) Lauderdale. He is survived by his brother Ed Lauderdale (Norma) of Quitman; his sons Dan Lauderdale (Donna) of Little Rock and Thomas P. Lauderdale (Pansy) of Allen, Texas; his daughter Tollisa Lauderdale of East End;...
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Fucia Bell

June 13, 1918 - June 8, 2014

Fucia Ferguson Bell died June 8th, 2014 just a few days prior to her 96th birthday. The youngest of eight children of Frank and Mamie Ferguson, she was born near Nashville, Arkansas and lived most of her life in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She retired from the telephone company there. Fucia was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Bell. For the last five years, she has lived in Bryant Arkansas...
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Glynn Edward Morehart

February 5, 1941 - June 8, 2014

Glynn Edward Morehart, 73, of Benton, passed away on June 8, 2014. He is survived by his two sisters Eva Lena Morehart Barrentine and Betty Morehart Graham; his daughter Laurie Morehart Moore (Steve); and his two sons Keith Morehart and Christopher Morehart. Glynn was also blessed with five grandchildren.Visitation will be held on Thursday June 12th from 6 – 8 pm at Griffin Leggett Forest...
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John Cook

January 27, 1932 - June 6, 2014

John Cook of Little Rock, Ar. passed away on Friday, June 6, 2014 at the age of 82. John was born to Jerrold and Unice Cook on January 27, 1932 in Odessa Missouri. He graduated from Oregon State College with a Bachelor of Science civil-engineering degree in 1955. John was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, two sisters, 2 brothers and son Jerrold. John is survived by his wife Mona,...
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Virginia Jones

November 13, 1932 - May 30, 2014

Virginia Wayne Jones, 81, departed this life to begin her eternal life with the Lord on Friday, May 30, 2014. She was born November 13, 1932, and grew up in Provo, Arkansas, a daughter of the late Hiram V. and Vera Hill Keating. She was also preceded in death by a son, Russell Edward Jones; a brother, H. B. Keating, and a sister, Wilma Dean Keating.Virginia graduated from Lockesburg High School...
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Estelle Kuespert

August 30, 1924 - May 23, 2014

Estelle Vivian Baldridge Kuespert went to be with the Lord on May 23, 2014 after living nearly 90 years in Arkansas. She was born on August 30 in Benton, Arkansas to the late Vernon & Bonnie Baldridge. She is preceded in death by her parents & brothers, Vernon Baldridge and Arthur Baldridge, her sister-in-law Ann Baldridge, and her son Ken Brantley.She is survived by her daughters,...
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Charles Chamberlain

June 7, 1944 - May 17, 2014

Charles Joseph Chamberlain, 69, of Benton entered the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 18, 2014. He was born on June 7th, 1944 to the late Lockett and Sadie Buckman. He was raised in Shawneetown, Illinois by Joe and Winnie Chamberlain. He worked for Pulaski County Offices in Little Rock, Arkansas State Police and various other organizations for many years.Charles was a Southern...
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Eileen S. Williams

March 19, 1926 - May 17, 2014

Eileen Steinke Williams passed away May 17, 2014.  She was born March 19, 1926, in Fowler, Kansas, the daughter of the late Tony and Rose Steinke.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jerry H. Williams, six sisters and two brothers. She is survived by one brother and one sister; her son, J. H. Williams (Kay) of Jonesboro; daughters, Terri Williams (Tommy), Cindy Jones ...
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Thelma Hunt

March 9, 1915 - May 16, 2014

Thelma P. Hunt of Little Rock entered into rest on May 16, 2014, at the age of 99.  Bless her, for now she can see the Heavenly flowers and hear the bird’s sing of which she so loved.She was ...
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Eva Dean McGarity

October 3, 1927 - April 26, 2014

Eva Dean McGarity, 86, of Beebe passed away on April 26th, 2014. She was born in Delight, Arkansas to the late Garrett and Vera Harrison Gilleylen. Dean retired after many years from the Department of Mental Health/Rogers Hall. She was a member of Geyer Springs United Methodist Church and Murfreesboro United Methodist Church. Dean was preceded in death by her husband Thomas McGarity and her...
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Kathy Lynn Carpenter

July 1, 1960 - April 9, 2014

Kathy Lynn (Red) Szabad Carpenter, 53, of Alexander, Arkansas, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Saline Memorial Hospital. Kathy was born July 1, 1960, in Magnolia, Arkansas, a daughter of the late Everett E. and Elizabeth Ann (McGill) Red. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Larry Red; step-son, Heath Carpenter. She was a member of Indian Springs Baptist Church. She had...
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Cory Nathan Dill

November 1, 1995 - April 2, 2014

Cory Nathan Dill, 18, of Hensley, Arkansas passed away April 2, 2014. He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on November 1, 1995 to his parents Christopher Glenn Dill and Lisa Ann Dill. He was in 12th grade and was due to graduate high school in May 2014. Cory was a sweet, loving young man that was always a joy to be around and had a very happy disposition on life. Cory won the heart of everyone he...
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Katye McAfee DeJoy

April 13, 1919 - April 1, 2014

Katye McAfee DeJoy 94, of Little Rock, Ark. passed away peacefully on Tuesday April 1, 2014. She was born April 13, 1919 to the late William Dolph and Pearl Davis McAfee. She was married to the late Samuel J. DeJoy for 62 years. Besides her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one brother Ray McAfee. During her lifetime she made a host of friends and was active in her community. She...
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Irvin Brown

December 8, 1914 - April 1, 2014

F. Irvin Brown, 99, of Benton passed away on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014. He was born in the Avilla community of Saline County on December 8th, 1914 to the late Will and Pearl (Bunt) Brown. He was a long time member of Mabelvale United Methodist Church. Irvin retired from Alcoa and enjoyed spending time squirrel hunting. gardening and was an avid dancer. He played softball and started a three...
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Estel "Wayne" Cruse

May 15, 1944 - March 31, 2014

Estel "Wayne" Cruse, 69, of Mabelvale, Arkansas, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014, after a lengthy illness. He was born on May 15, 1944, to the late Estel and Tressie Lee Cruse, in Paragould, AR. He attended school at Oak Grove, AR. Wayne served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He retired from Southwestern Bell after 30 years of faithful service, after which he owned and...
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Edmund "Ned" Sweeney

February 26, 1941 - March 27, 2014

Edmund Joseph (Ned) Sweeney, affectionately known to many as Mr. No, age 73 passed from this life on Thursday March 27th. He was born on February 26, 1941 in Darke County, Ohio to the late Edmund John and India Cox Sweeney. Ned was a hard worker who enjoyed spending time in the garden and tending to the yard. He treasured the time he spent with his family. Survivors are his spouse, Nancy...
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Sammie Lee Martin

September 21, 1942 - March 20, 2014

Sammie Lee Martin of Benton passed away suddenly March 20, 2014. Born September 21, 1942 in Mena, he grew up in Nash, TX. Sam served as a "Ditty Bopper" in the USAF, and was a proud member of the 6987th Alumni Association. He eluded the layoffs at AT&T/Lucent for 35 years before retiring in Phoenix, AZ in 1999. He and Sandy then returned home to Arkansas. Sam set a high standard with his...
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Helen J Walker

August 7, 1931 - March 17, 2014

Helen J. Walker, 82, of Little Rock passed away on Monday, March 17th, 2014. She was born in Sparta Township, Sussex County, New Jersey to the late Stanton and Mabel (Sprague) Kinney. She was retired from the Andover Township School District as a school cafeteria worker. Helen was an avid reader who enjoyed crossword puzzles and word searches. She enjoyed spending time with her family and...
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James Patrick Fitch

June 5, 1943 - March 10, 2014

James Patrick Fitch, 70, of East End died Tuesday, March 11, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, James and his brothers Phillip and Roger. He is survived by wife Cathy Fitch, mother Ruth Fitch, brother Dennis Michael Fitch, sister Betty Lueck and sister Dee Tognarelli. Memorial service will be Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. at Griffin Leggett Forest Hills Funeral Home, 10200...
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Sandra K Rylie

December 17, 1954 - March 9, 2014

Sandra K. Rylie, of Benton, passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2014. She was born in Palacios, Texas to the late Owen Lewis and Ruby Lee (Malone) Rylie on December 17, 1954. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters Betty Sanders and Carolyn Rylie and two brothers Archie and Owen Milton Rylie. She leaves to cherish her memory her siblings Doris Tarvin, Gerald Rylie, Joyce Thornberry,...
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Doyle Gean Chambers

August 20, 1945 - March 5, 2014

Doyle Gean Chambers, 68, of Little Rock, Arkansas passed away of a heart attack at home Wednesday, March 5, 2014. He was born on August 20, 1945 to the late Roy and Adeline Chambers. Doyle served in the United States Army Special Forces in the Vietnam War. He retired from the Postal Service after 37 years of faithful service. Doyle was a member of Henderson United Methodist church. He was an...
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Future Mae Naylor

September 30, 1927 - February 27, 2014

Future Mae (Goodman) Naylor, of Little Rock passed away on Thursday, February 27th, 2014. She was born in Pine Bluff to the late Marcus Tull and Florence Cornealia (George) Goodman on September 30, 1927. She loved growing flowers and was an accomplished artist. Future was a member of Hope Missionary Baptist Church of Little Rock and retired from the Veterans Administration. Future was a...
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Ruby Lee Fee

December 26, 1924 - February 23, 2014

Ruby Lee Fee passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2014, at the age of 89. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence A. Fee, Sr., her son John D. Fee and her grandson, Lawrence A. Fee, III. She is survived by 3 sons, Lawrence A. Fee, Jr., Jack L. Fee and Terry A. Fee and one daughter, Toy L. Jackson. She is further survived by 16 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 6 great, great...
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Betty Reynolds

July 19, 1924 - February 22, 2014

Betty Jane West Reynolds, 89, of Alexander, Arkansas, formerly of Nashville, Tennessee passed from this life on February 22, 2014. Betty was the daughter of the late James Watt West and Martha Melissa (Kate) Wilson West. She was preceded in death by her siblings Verna (Charles) West Pugh, Mable (Dave) West Crookes, James (Helen) Watt West, Jr., Ben (Hummey) West, Wilson (Billie) West and Mary...
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Billy "Ironman" Curry

November 6, 1968 - February 20, 2014

Billy Joe "Ironman" Curry, 45, of Little Rock passed away on February 20, 2014. He was born on November 6th, 1968 to Joe and Shirley Curry in Searcy. After being diagnosed with Diabetes Type 1 as a child, he fought the good fight and far exceeded the doctors expectations. Billy loved music and was a songwriter. He played guitar in bands of his own and in other bands. He was free spirited and...
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Herschel Dean Yates

August 13, 1930 - February 16, 2014

Herschel Dean Yates, of Benton passed away on Sunday, February 16th, 2014. He was born on August 13, 1930 in Carterville, Missouri to the late Cecil and Edith Yates. He was named for Dizzy Dean, the Cardinal baseball player. He played semi pro baseball for a short time. He retired from the Arkansas State Police as a Sergeant after 25 years of service. While working in Hot Springs, he gave...
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Erma Faith Burroughs

December 7, 1929 - February 14, 2014

Erma Faith Burroughs of Little Rock passed away on February 14, 2013. She is survived by two sisters, Ethel Harrison and Barbara Dern and many nieces, nephews and extended family, all who will miss her dearly. Services will be private. Please share your memories of Erma at www.griffinleggettforesthills.com
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Bula Avery Bowen

August 21, 1922 - February 13, 2014

Bula Avery Bowen, of Little Rock passed away on February 13th, 2014. She was born on August 21st, 1922 to the late Ezra and Lula Bivins Avery. Bula was married to the late RS "Buck" Bowen for 58 years when he passed away. She had a lifelong interest in cooking, photography and gardening. She leaves to cherish her memory her sons Travis and Kelly, Daughter in law, Arlene Bowen, sisters Mavis...
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Henry Levi Degler

June 27, 1945 - February 11, 2014

Henry Levi Degler, 68, of Mabelvale passed away February 11, 2014. He was born on June 27, 1945 to Nancy and Howard Degler, Sr. Henry was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church of Mabelvale. He worked for the Yellow Cab Company, Arkansas Democrat, AAMCO Transmission and the Pulaski County Special School District. Henry was a respected, good strong man. A Jack of all trades. He enjoyed...
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Bobbie Lee Huff

October 24, 1931 - January 31, 2014

Bobbie Lee Huff, 82, of Bryant passed away on January 31st, 2014. She was born on October 24, 1931 in East End to the late Zeddie and Versa Reed. She enjoyed bird watching and spending time with family and friends. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Bryant. She was preceded in death by her husband Neal Ball. She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of over 19 years,...
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Willie Jean Wyse

November 6, 1942 - January 24, 2014

Willie Jean Wyse, of Hensley passed away on January 24, 2014. She was born in Winnsboro, Louisiana on November 6, 1942 to the late Willie A and Audie Johnston. Jean retired from AT&T after 25 years of service. She enjoyed the outdoors working in the garden and tending to her roses. She is survived by her children Dianne (George) Riley, Linda (Bob) Downing and Larry (Rita) Jones; her 5...
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Patricia L. "Patty" (Ryan) Brookins

April 17, 1947 - January 15, 2014

Patricia L. "Patty" (Ryan) Brookins, 66, of Benton, passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Predeceased in death by parents Nolan and Hazel Ryan of Benton, Arkansas. She retired from Baptist Health after 35 years of nursing; and has practiced nursing for 44 years. She was of the Baptist faith. Her family and friends will remember her caring and compassionate spirit, having received...
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Edith Marie Merritt

April 16, 1921 - January 14, 2014

Edith Merritt passed away on January 14, 2014. She is survived by her children Robert Merrit, Jr and Carol Brown; 6 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren and a host of extended family and friends. Graveside service will be on Friday, January 24 at 1:00 p.m. at Forest Hills Memorial Park. www.griffinleggettforesthills.com
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Ruth Audrey (Sandel) Wilson

February 23, 1928 - January 14, 2014

Ruth Audrey Sandel Wilson, 85, died peacefully in her sleep Tuesday, January 14, 2014. Mrs. Wilson was born February 23, 1928, the daughter of Henry Adrian and Ruth Doherty Sandel. She was a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Natchez, Mississippi. She was known throughout her life as "Lulu". She was totally dedicated to her family and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt...
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Robert Gordon

May 14, 1949 - January 9, 2014

Robert E. Gordon of Alexander was born May 14th, 1949 and passed away on January 9th, 2014. He is survived by his wife Leslie Gordon and his son Randy Gordon and his wife Karen as well as two step children Brad Holland and Kellie McCartney and her husband Luke, also his grandchildren William, Alex and Zackary Gordon; his brothers, Rowland "Bill" Newton of North Little Rock; Doug Gordon of...
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William "Bill" Probst

August 12, 1929 - January 9, 2014

Mr. William "Bill" Probst passed from this life on January 9th, 2014 peacefully in his sleep. He was born in Little Rock on August 12th, 1929 to the late William and Ruth Probst. He is survived by his wife of 62 years LaVerne Probst and his children Chris Kittrell of North Little Rock, Carol Fritts of Little Rock, Janet Styers of Wye Mountain and Mike Probst of North Little Rock, as well as his...
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Ronda Susan Crossland

August 16, 1953 - January 8, 2014

Ronda Susan Crossland, 60 of Bryant passed away on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014. She was born in Little Rock on August 16, 1953 to Orine and Billy Jo Knabe. She was preceded in death by her sisters Jeffery and Scarlett and her parents. Ronda retired from Pulaski County School District after 28 years of teaching. She attended Cornerstone Nazarene Church. She treasured the time she spent with...
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James "Jimmy" Carroll

November 15, 1945 - December 27, 2013

James Leslie "Jimmy" Carroll, 68, of Little Rock passed away on Friday, December 27th, 2013. He was born on November 15th, 1945 to the late James Lynn Carroll and Marie Carroll in Nashville, Tennessee. A 1964 graduate of Little Rock Central High School, he worked as a private contractor in painting, wallpaper and interior repair. He was a Spec 4 in the U.S. Army who served in the Vietnam War....
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Emma Lou Duncan

October 24, 1930 - December 25, 2013

Emma Lou Perry Duncan, born October 24, 1930 to Garnett L. and Bertha Johnson Perry, went to be with the Lord on December 25, 2013. Emma was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, James Mitchel, daughter Debbie Duncan Seymore, son Perry Duncan, brother Bryon Perry, sisters Pauline Perry, Naomi Hodges, Oletta Vaughan, Joyce Staggs and Claudine Rodriquez. She is survived by one sister...
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Lillian Juanita Crook

February 1, 1922 - December 19, 2013

Lillian Juanita Crook of Little Rock passed away on Thursday, December 19th, 2013. She was born in Benton to the late Young and Annie Mae Watson. Nita is preceded in death by her husband of over 70 years, Curtis; her brother James C Watson; her sister Murl Watson and her parents. Nita was a long time member of Crystal Valley Baptist Church and was very active in church. Nita and Curt spent...
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Billy Joe Ross, Jr.

February 11, 1960 - December 12, 2013

Billy J. Ross, Jr., 53, passed from this life on December 12. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that Billy touched in some way throughout his memorable life. Billy left a lasting impression on everyone he met. Known for his handlebar mustache, dry wit, and infectious laughter many people who knew Billy have fond memories of him. Billy worked for KARK news for 27 years...
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Karen Jayne Ramos

April 15, 1956 - December 9, 2013

Karen J. Ramos, 57, of Alexander passed away on December 9th, 2013. She was born in Little Rock to the late Carl Ball and Marie McWilliams. She graduated from Mount St. Mary Academy and worked as a data analyst. Karen loved her family and treasured the time she spent with them. She enjoyed outdoors and loved animals. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of over 38 years, Raymond;...
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Willie "Junior" Gartrell

December 6, 2013

Willie Jefferson Gartrell (Junior) of Mabelvale, Arkansas entered into the presence of the Lord on December 6, 2013 at the age of 72, after a sudden heart attack at home. Junior will be remembered as a hard working, self made business man, dedicated husband of 52 years, loving father and an incomparable Papa. He had an avid enthusiasm for racing motorcycles, old cars and fishing. He loved his...
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Edward M Ward

December 4, 1926 - November 29, 2013

Retired Master Sergeant Edward M. Ward of Benton passed away on November 29, 2013. He was born on December 5th, 1926 in Halls, Tennessee to the late James Walker and Maddie Alice (Fisher) Ward . He spent 20 years proudly serving our country in the Air Force then later retired from National Linen. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Orene of...
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Larry Howard

April 16, 1943 - November 26, 2013

Larry "Lightning" Howard, husband, father, son, brother, grandfather, nephew, chef, daredevil, rounder, and fisherman, died on November 26, 2013. It would be a much easier task to note the people in Arkansas (or any place he visited) who were not a part of Larry's life. It was his way to meet a stranger, make them a friend, and then promptly give them a nickname. So, to Big Check, Pee Wee,...
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Carolyn Adcock

February 2, 1938 - November 26, 2013

Carolyn Adcock, 75, of Bryant went to be with her Lord on November 26, 2013. She had a daughter Vicki Busby; four grandchildren Michelle, Brandi, Amy and Kim; nine great grandchildren; one great great grandchild and two brothers. Carolyn worked for over 27 years for the State of Arkansas retiring in 1987 from the Disability Determination. She then went to work at AR Kids doing medical...
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George Stephen Gillespie

May 7, 1944 - November 24, 2013

George Stephen "Steve" Gillespie of Benton passed away on November 24th, 2013. He was born in Camden to the late Robert Charles and Evelyn Irene Gillespie. Steve spent his life making a home for his family. He treasured the time he spent with his wife, children and grandchildren. He is retired from FedEx. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of over 46 years, Marilyn; his children...
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Lucas Allen Winberry

May 18, 2006 - November 21, 2013

Lucas Allen Winberry, 7, of Malvern passed away on November 21st, 2013. He was a miracle baby that was born on May 18, 2006 in Little Rock to Ronnie and Katherine Winberry. He was preceded in death by his grandmothers Mary F. Winberry and Trula Fox. Lucas was an entertainer, he loved to talk and make people laugh. He loved animals and treated them with special care. He was a second grader...
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Delbert Lee Thompson

November 1, 1935 - November 19, 2013

Delbert Lee Thompson of Cabot, passed away on November 19, 2013. He was born on November 1, 1935 to John and Iva Thompson. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He enjoyed cooking, gardening and spending time outdoors. He was preceded in death by his wife, Suzanne; his sister Onita Montgomery; his brothers Doyle Thompson and Dayton Thompson and his parents John...
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Darren Rose

November 18, 2013

Darren Anthony Rose 48 of Bryant passed away on November 18, 2013 as a result of a massive stroke. Darren was born on April 23, 1965 in Little Rock to Eddie Joseph Rose, Jr. & Reba L. Rose. In Darren's youth he played baseball as a left hand pitcher for nine years at Little Oaks Park, with his Dad as his manager. Darren began his working career at the age of 16 with Kroger. The career with...
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Danny Ray Mitchell

October 20, 1946 - November 18, 2013

Danny Ray Mitchell of Chidester passed away on November 18th, 2013. He was born in Little Rock to Robert and Leatha Mitchell. Danny retired from the Arkansas Highway Department and worked as a paint and body man. He enjoyed the outdoors including fishing and hunting. He was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda and his son J.R. He leaves to cherish his memory his parents Robert and Leatha;...
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Charles V Hines

September 11, 1958 - November 16, 2013

Charles V. Hines (Chuck) passed away November 16th, 2013. He is preceded in death by his parents Dorothy and Edward and his brother Mike. Survived by his sister Robyn Hall and his daughters, Cassidy and Haley Dutton as well as lifelong friend Randy Ramsey. A graveside service at Pinecrest Cemetery on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 at 11:00AM
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Floyd Sell, Jr.

August 11, 1942 - November 14, 2013

Floyd Sell of Benton passed away November 14, 2013. He was born in Little Rock to Floyd and Dorothy Sell on August 11, 1942. Floyd is survived by his wife Patricia and two children, Matthew and Melissa Sell. Private services pending.
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Joyce Evelyn Clark

May 14, 1924 - November 14, 2013

On November 14, 2013, Jesus received a "big hug" when Joyce Evelyn Clark, 89, went to be with the Lord. She was born to Saline Cairo and Ruth Griffin on May 14, 1924 in Kingsland, Arkansas. Evelyn was a very loving and caring mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her family always came first; she loved doting on her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a great cook and enjoyed...
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David Wayne Smith

September 18, 1956 - November 6, 2013

David Wayne Smith, 57, of Little Rock passed away on November 6th, 2013. He was born in Little Rock to the late James Charlie and Marvie (Holman) Smith. He was member of the Mabelvale Church of Christ and graduated from Harding University with an Honors Degree in Business Management. David loved his family and treasured the time he spent with them. He was generous and kindhearted and will...
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Ruby Jean Mooney

December 27, 1925 - November 6, 2013

Ruby Jean Ezell Mooney, 87, of Little Rock died November 6th, 2013 with her children at her side. She was born December 27th, 1925 in Thornburg, Arkansas (Perry County) to Robert W. and Ruby Lee (Zornes) Ezell. Jean graduated from Little Rock High School in 1945. She met the love of her life, Harry Augustine Mooney, while both worked for Union National Bank. They were married for 57 years...
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David Wayne McCauley

October 22, 1956 - November 5, 2013

David Wayne McCauley 57, of Benton, AR passed away Tuesday, November 5th. David was born in Fort Lawton, WA on October 22nd, 1956 of the late Doyle and Alice McCauley. David graduated from Port Hueneme High School in 1975 and earned a degree in air conditioning and refrigeration from Oxnard College. He married Pam Underwood in 1976. He served 3 years in the US Army, and was employed by Metro...
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Ima Jean Curry

April 6, 1922 - November 5, 2013

Ima Jean Curry, 91, of Maumelle passed away on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013. She was born to the late J.D. and Audrey McElroy in Floyd County, Texas. Ima spent her life making a life for her family and treasured the time she spent with them. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Sherwood. She was wonderful cook and loved working in the yard. She enjoyed playing cards with her family. ...
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Carolyn Suzi Smith

April 6, 1945 - October 31, 2013

Carolyn Sue (Suzi) Smith of Cabot passed away on October 31, 2013. She was born on April 6, 1945 in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Clyde and Wanda Ferguson. She spent her years making a home for her family and treasured the times she spent with them. Suzi was a member at Fellowship Bible Church in Searcy. She had a passion for life and loved to have fun with others. Suzi was very...
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Jose Alejo Resendiz

July 17, 1961 - October 30, 2013

Jose Alejo Resendiz, 52, of Little Rock passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2013. He was born on July 17, 1961, in Queretaro, Mexico to J. Guadalupe and Marcela Resendiz. He attended St. Theresa's Catholic Church and Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. He loved his family and treasured the time he spent with them. Jose was a cherished employee of Weaver-Bailey Contractors. Jose is...
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Emma Lois Brown

December 19, 1916 - October 28, 2013

Emma Lois (Buckley) Brown, 96, of Little Rock went to be with her Lord October 28, 2013. She was born on December 19, 1916 in Graysonia, Arkansas to Daniel and Rose Buckley. Emma was a member of Mabelvale Church of Christ since 1960, where she was known by her friends as "Miss Emma." She worked in the operating room at Baptist Hospital as a scrub technician for 24 years. Emma and Bruce were...
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Albert "Jackie" Jackson

March 18, 1939 - October 18, 2013

Albert Aubrey Jackson, 74, of Little Rock passed away Friday, October 18, 2013. He was born on March 18, 1939 in Little Rock to Golden Woodrow and Bonnie Jackson. Jackie served in the US Navy as a Fireman/BT during operation Hard Tack. Jackie enjoyed family, friends, fishing and his beloved dog, Boogie. Jackie was preceded in death by his parents and his wife; Frances E. Jackson. He is...
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Crystal Elaine Givens

May 15, 1962 - October 17, 2013

Crystal Elaine Givens, 51, of Benton (formerly of Vilonia) went to be with her Lord and savior Jesus on Thursday October 17, 2013 at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston Texas. She was born in Little Rock AR on May 15, 1962. Crystal graduated from McClellan High School in 1980 and earned a B.A. in English from UALR in 1987. Crystal married the love of her life, Jerry Dean Givens, in 1980 and...
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Marcus Dewaine Yates

January 14, 1995 - October 16, 2013

Marcus Dewaine Yates, 18, of East End passed away October 16, 2013. He was born on January 14th, 1995 to Beverly Purvis in Little Rock, Arkansas. A senior at Sheridan High School, Marcus was blessed with creativity and loved music, playing guitar, writing and drawing. He was a volunteer firefighter for Sardis Fire Department. He attended Cornerstone Fellowship Church. He leaves to cherish...
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Deltine Craig

September 22, 1929 - October 15, 2013

Deltine Craig, of Little Rock passed away on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013. She was born on September 22, 1929 in El Dorado, Arkansas to the late Delton and Callie Eakin. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, James; her son Danny Craig; her daughter Susan Craig; her granddaughter Crystal; her sister Marzele Edwards and a host of extended family and friends, all who will miss her dearly....
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Brenton Oldham

July 19, 1960 - October 14, 2013

Dr. Brenton C. Oldham, 53, of Little Rock, crossed over to be with the Lord on October 14th, 2013. He was born in Stillwater, Oklahoma to Dr. Bill and Monda (Underwood) Oldham on July 19, 1960. Brent graduated with a Doctorate in Psychiatric Medicine from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, with an undergraduate degree in sciences from Harding University. He spent many...
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