Griffin Leggett-Rest 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

Harold O. Studie

May 27, 1929 - August 13, 2017

Harold Studie, 88 of Quitman, passed away August 13, 2017. He was born to John and Annie Studie on May 27, 1929 in Lead Hill, Arkansas. He was a US Army veteran, Native American of the Cherokee Tribe and retired banker. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Emma Gene Studie; and a host of friends. He will be laid to rest at Rest Hills Memorial Park.
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Doris Jean Spence

June 15, 1931 - August 11, 2017

Doris Jean Spence, age 86, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017. She was born June 15, 1931, in Stockton, California, to Clarence Wesley Ball Everett and Lillian May Natzke Everett.If you knew Jean you knew her love of God, country and family. She was a devoted wife of 47 years and loved her children and family dearly. She worked for many years at Union Life Insurance Company of Little Rock,...
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Rita Holman

February 18, 1958 - August 10, 2017

Rita Holman, 59, of North Little Rock, passed away August 10, 2017. She was born February 18, 1958 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Thomas and Mary McGarity Myrick. Rita truly loved the Amboy Food Pantry, in North Little Rock, and its mission. She was also a loving mother and wife.She is preceded in death by her two sons; Matthew David Holman, and Andrew T. Zimmerman. She is survived by her husband,...
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Richard F. Maher

September 14, 1929 - August 9, 2017

Richard F. Maher, 87, of North Little Rock, passed away on Wednesday August 9, 2017, at Malvern, Ark.Richard was born September 14, 1929, in Alton, IL, to Fred and Helen (Meyer) Maher. He grew up in Pine Bluff, AR, and graduated from Pine Bluff High School in 1947. On August 20, 1954, he married the former Viola Susan Brown, of Pine Bluff, in Upper Darby, PA. Richard was proudly employed as a...
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Jack E. Ott

May 7, 1939 - August 7, 2017

Jack Ervin Ott of Jacksonville, Arkansas passed away at home August 7 at age 78. Born in Brinkley, Arkansas on May 7, 1939 to Zola Edna Kynion and Alva Jackson Ott, Jack was known for his ready smile, quick wit, and love of adventure. A lifelong mechanic, Jack was the inaugural president of the Quarter Miler’s Hot Rod Club, and with his brother raced a dragster and his prized 1931 Chrysler...
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Mary Ellen Thompson

January 27, 1920 - August 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rest Hills Memorial Park, North Little Rock, AR.
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Mark Otto

April 15, 1971 - August 6, 2017

Mark Stephen Otto, 46, of Cabot passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 6, 2017, surrounded by his family, fiancée and many dear friends. He lived life to the fullest and was bursting with happiness anticipating exciting new plans for the near future with his fiancée and family.Mark loved sports, favoring the cowboys, Cubs, Dodgers and, of course, the Razorbacks. He like to bet...
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Dorothy L. Hackler

September 22, 1928 - August 6, 2017

Dorothy Rose Leehy Hackler, 88, of North Little Rock went to be with the Lord on August 6, 2017. She was a member of the Levy United Methodist Church and worked as a legal secretary for the WL&J Law Firm for 44 years. She enjoyed spending time with her family, reading and flower gardening.Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband of 17 years, Harold Hackler, parents, Mr. & Mrs. A. H....
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Bobby Morden

May 29, 1970 - August 4, 2017

Bobby Morden, 47, of Sherwood, passed away Friday, August 4, 2017. He was born May 29, 1970, in North Little Rock to Billy and Linda Morden. He is preceded in death by his brother, Randy Morden.Bobby worked at Wright’s Cabinets in Jacksonville for almost thirty years, serving as president for the last several years. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Jacque Lyles Morden; children,...
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John W. King

June 29, 1940 - August 1, 2017

John W. King, 77 of North Little Rock, passed away August 1,2017. He was born June 29, 1940 in Ashport, Tennessee to Ashley & Ruth King. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Anna V. King. John retired from TWA after 29 years. He was a volunteer with Missions: AR Church in a Day, Kosovo, Germany, Matamoros, Romania, and AR Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief since 1991. He is also...
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Muriel Tyler Ogdon

December 25, 1929 - July 31, 2017

Muriel Tyler Ogdon of Sherwood, Arkansas, age 87, passed away due to complications of Alzheimer’s dementia on July 31, 2017. Muriel was born in Quitman, Arkansas on December 25, 1929.She was preceded by her husband, Thomas William Ogdon; her granddaughter, Laura Ogdon; ten brothers and sisters; and her parents, Oliver and Ada Rice Tyler of Quitman.Muriel is survived by her sister, Fern...
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Eugene J. Goss

April 28, 1924 - July 30, 2017

Eugene J. “Gene” Goss, age 93, of Sherwood, AR went to his heavenly reward on July 30, 2017. He was born April 28, 1924 in Malvern, Arkansas to H. G. and Lela Goss. His parents, two brothers, James C. and Robert W., two sisters, Dorothy Deere and Melba Cook; his first wife, Loraine and daughter, Rebecca Goss predeceased him.Gene served his country in the U. S. Navy in the South...
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Alita C. Kalamasz

February 3, 1954 - July 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rest Hills Funeral Home, North Little Rock, AR.
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Richard Dix Stewart

April 29, 1928 - July 26, 2017

Richard Dix Stewart, 89, of North Little Rock died on Wednesday, July 26th. He was born in Dallas, Texas to parents Quinton Stewart, Sr. and Minna Nebling Stewart Bray. He was a graduate of Central High School and a longtime resident of North Little Rock. Richard joined the United States Marine Corps, serving as a Drill Instructor in San Diego during the Korean War. He retired from Kraft...
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Jimmy Dow Griswood

August 20, 1948 - July 25, 2017

Jimmy Griswood, 68, of North Little Rock, Arkansas arrived in heaven on July 25, 2017. His family was with him as he passed. He was born in Morrilton, Arkansas on August 20, 1948 to James Forrest and Reba Griswood. He is preceded in death by his father, Forrest.Jim honorably served in the United States Marine Corps, H Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry during 1969-1970. After serving in the...
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Elizabeth Johnston

September 16, 1941 - July 19, 2017

Elizabeth “Betty” Campbell Johnston, of Sherwood, Arkansas returned to her Creator on July 19, 2017. She was born Sept 16, 1941 in Concordia, Kansas.Betty was married to her husband, Harvey, for 53 years and was a retired school teacher in the Sherwood area Elementary Schools.She was preceded in death by her parents JC and Maurine Campbell, brother Jim Campbell and sister Jeannie...
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Arlene Mae Worms

July 18, 1927 - July 18, 2017

“Arlene Mae (Golick) Worms, of North Little Rock, passed away peacefully at the Hospice Home Care, West Little Rock, on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 – her 90th birthday. She was born July 18, 1927, in New Baden, Illinois, the daughter of the late Anthony and Irene Golick. She married Lt. Col. Delmar A. Worms, USAF, Ret., of Mascoutah, Illinois, on February 14, 1946, and they remained...
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Thad B. Spence

May 30, 1924 - July 14, 2017

Thad Burke Spence, 93, of North Little Rock passed away Friday, July 14, 2017. He was born in Hoxie, Arkansas to parents Ernest H. and Mary Spence. Thad graduated from North Little Rock High School, attended Hendrix College and graduated from the University of Arkansas. He served his country in the Army Air Corp during WWII as a radio operator and rear tail gunner on the B-24’s. Thad was...
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Thad B. Spence

May 30, 1924 - July 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rest Hills Funeral Home, North Little Rock, AR.
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Billy Joe Magby

October 22, 1927 - July 9, 2017

Billy Joe (Bill J.) Magby 89, of Sherwood, AR passed away at his home Sunday July 9th, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents Albert Lee David and Roberta Elizabeth Martin Magby and his 5 Sisters and 3 brothers. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Mary Gunter Magby, his daughter Maribeth Magby of Sherwood, son Mark Magby (son K.C.) of Atlanta, Georgia, Mike Magby (Rita) of...
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Julie Ann Williams

August 5, 1945 - July 5, 2017

Julie Ann (Griffin) Williams, of Beebe, passed away July 5, 2017. She was born to Paul & Christina (Mobbs) Griffin in Little Rock, Arkansas. She is survived by her daughters, Tina Lee Allen, and Brandy Marie (Ketchum) Lindsey; her sister, Betty (Griffin) Park; four grandsons; one granddaughter; five great-granddaughters; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no...
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Francis J. Kelly

February 7, 1933 - July 4, 2017

Francis J. “Frank” Kelly, 84, died July 4, 2017, after a brief hospital stay. He was a resident of Little Rock who was born on February 7, 1933, in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was raised by his mother, Margaret Ann and sister Charlotte. As a 17-year-old recruit, he joined the U.S. Air Force beginning service as a cook but quickly working to become a mechanic on B52s and Fighter...
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Elizabeth A. DANIEL

July 22, 1937 - June 28, 2017

Elizabeth Angelina “Liz” Ferrell Daniel, age 79, of North Little Rock, passed away June 28, 2017. She was a life-long resident of North Little Rock. She married Irvin S. “Irv” Daniel and they were married for 59 years.Liz is survived by her husband and her four children: Marc Daniel (Michelle), Kay Wigington (Terry), Julie Campbell (Gerald) and Kevin Daniel; seven...
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Bernie L. COX

November 23, 1923 - June 27, 2017

Bernie Lee Cox, 93, of North Little Rock, died June 27, 2017. Born November 23, 1923 in Billstown, Pike County, Arkansas, he was the son of Dewey and Elsie Copeland Cox. A veteran of World War II, he served in the United States Army from July 1943 until January 1945 and was wounded in Saipan June 29, 1944. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.He retired from the Arkansas Highway...
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Marshall D. Smith

November 18, 1936 - June 26, 2017

Marshall D Smith, 80, of Vilonia went to be with the Lord on June 26, 2017. Born in North Little Rock, he loved serving in his community through his banking career, service in government, and his church. Marshall was a retired banker of 42 years. He began his career at First American Bank in Little Rock and retired as president of Centennial Bank of Jacksonville. Marshall was one of the longest...
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Jay Michael Robison

November 12, 1950 - June 26, 2017

Jay Michael Robison, Sr. of Sherwood, Arkansas, passed away on June 26, 2017 due to complications of diabetes. He was born November 12, 1950, in Houston, Texas to James Leon and Gloria Germaine Robison. Jay was preceded in death by his parents, and is survived by his beloved wife Renee Robison, son Jay Michael Robison, Jr. (Lisa) of Sherwood, daughter Neely Ann Kimbrell (Andy) of Little Rock,...
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Carla Jones

March 2, 1937 - June 24, 2017

Carla Jean Jones, 80, of Sherwood, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017. She was born March 2, 1937, in Stuttgart, Arkansas, to the late Lloyd and Irma (Erstine) Nofziger.The life of this woman was filled with experiences not common today. Foremost, Carla was committed to a loving marriage of sixty years. Carla’s interests included family genealogy, a love for the written word and...
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James Clyde Ellis

November 21, 1947 - June 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rest Hills Funeral Home, North Little Rock, AR.
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Richard T. Knight

October 13, 1952 - June 15, 2017

Richard T. Knight, age 64, passed away on June 15th, 2017. He was born October 13, 1952 in Ft. Smith, AR to Travis and Nan Knight.He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, David Rodenburg.He is survived by his sisters, Linda (Rick) Lane and Lisa (Charles) Horst, two nieces Robyn Graham and Pam McFalls and one nephew Todd Horst. Also survived by four great-nephews: Tyler and Brady...
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John M. Smithson

March 23, 1942 - June 9, 2017

John Max Smithson of Sherwood, AR, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 9, 2017. John was born in Little Rock, AR, on March 23, 1942. He is predeceased by his parents, Claude and Frances Smithson and survived by his wife, Judy Hurley Smithson, sons John David Smithson and Michael Smithson, and granddaughter Kiera Smithson. John was a Sherwood businessman who was a 32nd degree Mason. He...
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Clifford Thomas Dunn

December 15, 1953 - June 6, 2017

Clifford Thomas Dunn (Tom), age 63, passed away June 6, 2017 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He was born in Palestine, Texas, and lived the majority of his life in Little Rock, El Dorado and Fayetteville.He is the son of Clifford Thomas Dunn, Sr. (deceased) and Betty Jo (BJ) Allen of Little Rock.He graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a degree in accounting, and spent most of...
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Bruce Fintoski

June 7, 1942 - June 4, 2017

Bruce J. Fintoski, age 74, passed away peacefully on June 4th, 2017. He was born June 7th, 1942 in Chicago, IL to Joseph and Grace Finn. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and retired from the United States Post Office. He is preceded in death by his brother and his parents. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; his three sons; his brother and sister; his four step children; many...
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Gordon E. MARANDO

January 13, 1933 - June 4, 2017

Gordon E. Marando, 84, of Cabot passed away Sunday, June 04, 2017. He was born on January 13, 1933 in Sutton, Massachusetts to parents Butch and Althea Marando. Gordon served his country in the United States Air Force and latter retired from the Remington Arms Company.Gordon is preceded in death by his first wife, Rebecca Marando in addition to his parents, brother Al of Connecticut, brothers,...
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Gordon E. MARANDO

January 13, 1933 - June 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rest Hills Funeral Home, North Little Rock, AR.
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James T. Briley

March 12, 1945 - May 29, 2017

James T. Briley, Jr., 72, of Little Rock went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, May 29th. He was born in Little Rock on March 12, 1945 to parents Lorene and James T. Briley, Sr. who preceded him in death. Jim was a member of Church of the Word. He retired from the Planning Department of the City of North Little Rock with 15 years of service as a HVACR and Plumbing Inspector and a Life...
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Martha L. Davidson

September 22, 1930 - May 27, 2017

Martha Lou Davidson passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Springhill Baptist Hospital in North Little Rock. She was born September 22, 1930 to Claude and Sarah Maxey, Sr. in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was a homemaker for 64 years. She enjoyed watching game shows and spending time with her family. She is preceded in death by her husband, Hiram William Davidson, Sr., her three brothers, and her...
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Mary V. Brooks

May 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rest Hills Funeral Home, North Little Rock, AR.
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Brenda J. Chapman

July 7, 1947 - May 21, 2017

Brenda Chapman, 69, of Searcy, Arkansas passed away on May 21, 2017. She was born July 7, 1947 to the late Thomas Andrew “Andy” Dixon and Julia “Julie” Elizabeth Tennison. She loved caring for animals, was devoted to her family, and was a passionate follower of Christ. She is preceded in death by her parents and by her brothers Fred and Tom Dixon.Left to cherish her memory...
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JoAnn Gravitt

November 12, 1930 - May 20, 2017

JoAnn Love Gravitt, 86, of North Little Rock, passed away on May 20, 2017. She was born November 12, 1930 to the late Bevie and Deal Brown.She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, one sister, her first husband Sterling P. (Buddy) Love, and her second husband Perry Gravitt. She is survived by her son Danny (Lisa) Love, daughter Debbie (Gary Tucker) Love; bonus daughter Jean Svoboda;...
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Orville M. COLEMAN, Jr.

November 17, 1919 - May 19, 2017

Orville M. “Pappy” Coleman, Jr. of North Little Rock, died May 19, 2017. Born November 17, 1919 in Montana, he was the son of Orville M. Coleman, Sr. and Anna E. Houchena Coleman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Terry Coleman; his daughter, Ann Coleman; sister, Enid Alsobrook, and brother, Keith Coleman.He is survived by his daughter, Glenna (James) Sloan; sister, ...
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Marlene Chavers

September 2, 1947 - May 19, 2017

Diedra Marlene Forrest Chavers, 69, of Maumelle, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior on May 19, 2017. She was born in Monticello, Arkansas on September 2, 1947 to parents Ruth and Willie Forrest. Marlene was a member of the New Life Church of North Little Rock.Marlene is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, James Henry Chavers. She is survived by her sister Sharon Collier of...
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Berniece Vestal

September 4, 1926 - May 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rest Hills Funeral Home, North Little Rock, AR.
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Natalie Sloan Charles

December 5, 1982 - May 17, 2017

Natalie Sloan Charles, 34, of Benton, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord on May 17, 2017. Natalie was born on December 5, 1982, in Little Rock, Arkansas to Mike and Susan Charles.She graduated from Little Rock Christian Academy in 2001. She attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and then in Little Rock, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority.Natalie attended the First...
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Wanda L. Hendricks

September 3, 1937 - May 16, 2017

Wanda (Elmore) Hendricks, 79, of North Little Rock, Arkansas, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. She was born September 3, 1937 in Lonoke, Arkansas to the late Guy and Inez Elmore. She is also preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Elmore. Wanda was a member of First United Methodist Church of North Little Rock for 40 years.Wanda is survived by her husband, Leroy Hendricks of 61 years;...
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James R. Roy

December 2, 1938 - May 15, 2017

James “Ron” Roy, 78 Of Sherwood, AR, was born December 2, 1938, in Trumann, AR to Thurel G. and M. Ruth McDaniel Roy ( both deceased). Went to be with the Lord May 15, 2017, He was a descendant of Abraham McDaniel, pioneer family of Craighead County. Griffin/Leggett Rest Hills of Sherwood is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be Friday at 10:00 and funeral at 11:00 at First...
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Cody Simmons

June 25, 1997 - May 14, 2017

Cody Ballard Simmons, 19, of Sherwood passed away on May 14, 2017. He was born on June 25, 1997 in North Little Rock. Cody was a member of the Baptist Church and was employed by U. S. Environmental Services.Cody was an avid duck hunter, turkey hunter and loved jacked up trucks. He eagerly awaited each fall and winter for hunting season to begin. Cody was a good hearted man, he loved his family...
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James Ray Morris

December 20, 1931 - May 13, 2017

James Ray Morris, 85 of North Little Rock, a retired Colonel in the Arkansas National Guard with 32 years of service passed away May 13, 2017. Born on December 20, 1931 in Little Rock, he was the son of Fred and Florence Morris. In 1949, he graduated from Little Rock Central High. He joined the Air National Guard in November 1950. In 1951, James was called into active duty with the 120th...
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William Glenn Bradley

January 21, 1936 - May 12, 2017

William Glenn Bradley, of Little Rock, passed away May 12, 2017, at the age of 81.Glenn was a retired Master Sergeant with the U.S. Air Force. He loved being in the Air Force and served 23 years. He also retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was of the Baptist Faith.Glenn was preceded in death by his brother, Doyne Bradley, sister, Charlsey Mae and by one son, Jerry Bradley. He is survived by...
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Clyde J. Blomberg

June 28, 1956 - May 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rest Hills Funeral Home, North Little Rock, AR.
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Michael Hargrove

November 13, 1945 - May 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rest Hills Funeral Home, North Little Rock, AR.
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Charles Grady Wetzler

August 26, 1949 - May 10, 2017

Charles Grady Wetzler, age 67, of North Little Rock, passed away May 10, 2017.He was born August 26, 1949, in Little Rock, to E.M. “Gene” and Reba Wetzler. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Robert M. Wetzler and sister, Linda K. Wetzler.Charles was a member of the 1967 graduating class at North Little Rock High School. He was a Board Member and Senior Vice President...
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Lindean Arlene Peach

November 9, 1936 - May 8, 2017

Lindean Arlene Peach, 80 of Sherwood, passed away May 8, 2017. She was born to Arthur and Edna Bare on November 9, 1936 in Bellmont, Ill.Arlene led a very meaningful life and cared for so many. She served at her church, Sylvan Hills First United Methodist for 25 years. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.She is preceded in death by her loving husband Herschel Peach, Her parents, Arthur ...
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J. B. Boatman

April 14, 1929 - May 4, 2017

J B Boatman, 88, of Sherwood, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2017. He was born April 14, 1929 to A.G. and Fluretta Mabry Boatman.J B was born and raised in North Little Rock, Arkansas. J B joined the Navy in 1946 and then the U.S. Air Force in 1954. He was a veteran of World War II, the Korean Conflict and Vietnam. He retired with 20 years of service.Papa loved to spend his time fishing...
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John Franklin HAAG

July 12, 1945 - May 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rest Hills Funeral Home, North Little Rock, AR.
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Matthew Thomas Daniel

May 3, 1975 - April 28, 2017

Matthew “Matt” Thomas Daniel, 41 of Sherwood, left this beautiful earth much too soon in a sudden motorcycle accident on April 28th. Born May 3, 1975, Matt was boisterous and lived life to the fullest and enjoyed every day of his life. No one worked any harder or took such pride in the work he produced. He was the owner and operator of “Flying D Transportation”, as well as...
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Donald W. Chapman

February 11, 1927 - April 28, 2017

Donald W. Chapman of North Little Rock passed away, April 28, 2017, at the age of 90.Don began working for the Missouri Pacific Railroad when he was 16 years old and retired from the Union Pacific Railroad after 43 years. After retirement he loved working in his garden and helping his neighbors.He was preceded in death by his parents, Vern and Nona Bethella Chapman and siblings, Lillian Wilson,...
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Anna Cowsert

June 25, 1925 - April 26, 2017

AnnaRose Cowsert, 91, passed away on April 26th in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Born in Little Rock on June 25, 1925 to parents Alex and Annie Katewitz, AnnaRose graduated Little Rock Senior High School and attended Draughon’s Business School. She worked for a short time at the Arkansas Health Department and US Treasury before marriage and children. She attended Lakewood UMC.AnnaRose lived...
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Wallace C. Cummings

November 10, 1929 - April 18, 2017

Wallace C. Cummings, 87, of North Little Rock passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. He was born November 10, 1929 to the late Lloyd Cummings and Esther Crouse. Wallace is survived by his wife of 65 years, Betty Jo Cummings; two sons, Wallace Cummings Jr. (Denise) and Chris Cummings (Leslie); grandchildren, Jason Cummings (Brooke), Brooke Cummings, Michael Cummings (Kayce) and Casey...
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Joyce Lee Peel

April 21, 1936 - April 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rest Hills Funeral Home, North Little Rock, AR.
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Judy Groth

September 14, 1938 - April 16, 2017

Judy M. Groth, 78 of Austin, AR., passed away April 16, 2017. She was born to Lee and Estille Mears on September 14, 1938 in Cedar Grove, Virginia. Judy was always warm and friendly. She never met a stranger and would give anyone the shirt off her back. Everyone was always welcome & she would feed you too. Judy loved the Lord and was a faithful member of Country Chapel in Ward, AR. She is...
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Susan Stringfellow

October 24, 1948 - April 15, 2017

Susan “Nana Sue” Stringfellow , 68, of North Little Rock passed away Saturday, April 15th. Born in Lake Village, Arkansas to parents Alvin and Vera Dean, she was a resident of North Little Rock for over 47 years. Sue was a feisty woman who knew what she wanted to do and did it. She loved to fish with Jesse and she especially loved spending time with her grandsons and talking with...
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Verda HORNER

March 24, 1926 - April 14, 2017

Verda May Francis Sussex Horner 91, of North Little Rock transitioned to her Heavenly home on Friday, April 14, 2017. She had no biological children but leaves many nieces, nephews, friends, and loved ones to cherish her memory. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 22, in the chapel of Griffin Leggett Rest Hills with Rev. Tiffany Moorer officiating. Burial will follow at Arkansas...
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Teresa Faasse

August 15, 1956 - April 13, 2017

Teresa Diane Faasse passed from this life April 13, 2017 from a long bout with pneumonia. Also known as Tee, she loved working as a waitress and was a rescuer of homeless animals. Teresa was preceded in death by her parents, father, Joseph M. Burton and mother, Rosie L. Williams, brother, Marion E. Burton and daughter, Lisa M. Williams.Teresa is survived by her husband, Frank Faasse, Jr. of...
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Alvin Vernon Williams

August 29, 1932 - April 12, 2017

Alvin Vernon Williams, 84 of Jacksonville, passed away April 12, 2017 with his beloved wife by his side. He was born to Albert and Flossie Williams, of Hampton, Arkansas, on August 29, 1932 in Harrell, Arkansas.He served in the US Air Force for 27 years and he was also a Vietnam Veteran. He traveled the world during his military career. He was a lifelong brother in the Masonic Fraternity and also...
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Betty Joan Pfauser

December 30, 1929 - April 11, 2017

Betty Joan Pfauser, 87, of Conway, died Tuesday, April 11. Preceded in death by her husband, John, and daughter, Mary Elizabeth, she is survived by her son, John E. III (Rusty); grandchildren, Sarah, Christopher, Steven, Tony, Samantha, Eric and Brooks; six great grandchildren, and a large and loving family. Betty worked at Arnold’s Inc. and for the North Little Rock Woman’s Club,...
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Ralph Edward Staneart

August 17, 1943 - April 9, 2017

Ralph Edward Staneart, 73, was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan, August 17, 1943, son of the late Ralph and Virginia Staneart. He grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas.He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Belle Staneart; their three children, Michele van der Lek and husband, Richard; Douglas Staneart and wife Laoise; Daniel Staneart and wife, Sandy; grandchildren, Jason, Jessica, Colleen and Ben;...
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Ralph Edward Staneart

August 17, 1943 - April 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rest Hills Memorial Park, North Little Rock, AR.
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James W. Joyce

August 17, 1937 - April 8, 2017

James W. Joyce, 79 of North Little Rock, passed away April 8, 2017. He was born to Van and Hazel Joyce on August 17, 1937 in North Little Rock, AR. He is preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Martha. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Joyce; children, Jeff and Sheri; grandchildren, Jordan, Blake, Ryan, and Aaron; and brother, Phillip. Visitation will be held at Griffin Leggett Rest...
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Betty J. Smith

March 5, 1925 - April 8, 2017

Betty Jane Izard Smith, long-time resident of North Little Rock and lately of Maumelle, was delivered safely into her Savior’s arms early Saturday morning, April 8, 2017. She was 92.She had contracted smallpox from her mother before she was born on March 5, 1925, and doctors gave no hope for her survival. God had different plans. She was a faithful Christian, wife, mother, prayer warrior...
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Martha Patricia Harper

April 27, 1938 - April 5, 2017

Martha Harper, 78, of Sherwood died April 5, 2017. She was a member of the Sherwood First Baptist Church. She is survived by husband, Darrell Harper; daughter Dawn Rogerson and her husband, Kevin of Fayetteville; grandsons Kade Rogerson and Kamden Rogerson of Fayetteville and her sister Norma Kandlbinder and her husband, Don of Little Rock.A graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday...
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Patsy Ann Warner

March 26, 1935 - April 3, 2017

Patsy Ann Sanders Warner, 82, was welcomed home by her Savior in heaven on April 3, 2017. Born March 26, 1935, she was reunited with her parents, Ozriel Sanders and Vivian Moss Sanders, her sisters Ouida Sanders Menard and Sue Sanders, and her daughter Cindy Bell Coffman. Her generous spirit, surpassed only by her ability to love, touched everyone she met. Those fortunate enough to cross her...
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Elwyn A. Baker

August 15, 1920 - April 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rest Hills Funeral Home, North Little Rock, AR.
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Dorothy Marie Nesbitt

August 6, 1927 - April 1, 2017

Dorothy Marie Nesbitt of Sherwood, Arkansas, passed away April 1, 2017. She was born August 6, 1927, in Elaine, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse C. Nesbitt; her parents, David Thorne and Mollie Edwards; her sisters, Jewel Hunt, and Patsy Ponder; and her best friend, Helen Wiley.Dorothy is survived by a daughter, Diane King, of Sherwood, Arkansas; a son, Bob Nesbitt (Susan...
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Agnes E. Bennewise

November 3, 1923 - March 31, 2017

Agnes E. Bennewise, 93, of North Little Rock died on Friday, March 31st. She was born on November 3, 1923 in Duluth, MN to parents, William and Charlotte Marie Blamey. She married Glenn C. “Ben” Bennewise and later moved to Little Rock. Agnes was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church for 53 years, belonging to the Altar Society and the Catholic Business Women’s...
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Georgia Parks

August 6, 1929 - March 28, 2017

Georgia L. “Gigi” Parks went home to be with the Lord March 28, 2017. She was born in Morrilton, AR on August 6, 1929. Georgia was very well known to her family and friends as Gigi. She will be dearly missed by all that were fortunate enough to have known her.She was employed by JC Penney Co., and worked in the cash office for many years. After retiring, she enjoyed spending time with...
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Betty Virginia Duncan

May 26, 1925 - March 28, 2017

Betty Virginia Parnell Duncan, 92 of Jonesboro, AR and formerly of Osceola, AR went to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 28, 2017. She was born in Lonoke County on May 25, 1925. She attended ASU. Her life was devoted to her relationship with Christ and to raising her children to love the Lord as she did. She was known for her heart of service, her zeal, and her nurturing spirit, always encouraging...
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Johanna Price

January 1, 1936 - March 27, 2017

Johanna Price of North Little Rock, 81, died March 27, 2017.A memorial service is scheduled for Monday, May 1st at 10:00 AM at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills, 7724 Landers Road, North Little Rock.She was born January 1st, 1936, in Kassel, Germany. She came to America as a young adult and settled in North Little Rock in the 1980’s after living in Texas and Missouri.Her interests included...
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Maxine Fisher

July 7, 1919 - March 24, 2017

Maxine Ruth Fisher went to be with her Lord on March 24, 2017. Born in Little Rock, Arkansas on July 7, 1919, she was the daughter of Nina Ray and Lafeyette Bell. She and Roy, her beloved husband of 47 years, co-founded “Fisher’s Cafe” in 1947. In 1958, the cafe became known as “Roy Fisher’s Steak House” when they built a larger location at 1919 E. Broadway in...
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Maxine Fisher

July 7, 1919 - March 24, 2017

Maxine Ruth Fisher went to be with her Lord on March 24, 2017. Born in Little Rock, Arkansas on July 7, 1919, she was the daughter of Nina Ray and Lafeyette Bell. She and Roy, her beloved husband of 47 years, co-founded “Fisher’s Cafe” in 1947. In 1958, the cafe became known as “Roy Fisher’s Steak House” when they built a larger location at 1919 E. Broadway...
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Waitus HOOD

January 26, 1928 - March 23, 2017

Waitus (Wade) Hood,89, of Furlow, Arkansas, passed peacefully at home on March 23, 2017.He is preceded in death by his parents Willie and Grace Hood; brothers J. D. Hood and Gerald Hood; sisters Jackie Ross and Deliath Davis and his beautiful wife of 62 years, Jewel Ann Hood.He is survived by three sons, Jack, Robert, and Jerry Hood; one daughter, Donna Hood Smith; brother, Dee Witt Hood and...
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Annie L. Chaney

June 19, 1939 - March 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rest Hills Funeral Home, North Little Rock, AR.
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Paul A. Bickell

July 10, 1930 - March 18, 2017

Paul A. Bickell, age 86 of Sherwood, AR passed away on March 18, 2017. He was born July 10th 1930 in St. Louis County Hospital Missouri. He was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church in NLR.He was preceded in death by his parents Harold and Mercedes Bickell, brother Jack Bickell and youngest daughter Linda K. Montgomery. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years Maylo Bickell, daughter...
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Betty Lynne Roberts

April 16, 1960 - March 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rest Hills Funeral Home, North Little Rock, AR.
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Betty Lynne Roberts

April 16, 1960 - March 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rest Hills Funeral Home, North Little Rock, AR.
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Maxine O'Sullivan

July 30, 1928 - March 13, 2017

Maxine Novelene O’Sullivan of Jacksonville passed away March 13, 2017, at the age of 88.She was born July 30, 1928. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Tressie Allison Deen, her husband, Carlton “Mike” O’Sullivan and two daughters, Sheila Butterfield and Linda O’Sullivan.Maxine is survived by a son, Michael O’Sullivan; a daughter, Dawn O&rsquo...
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Brenda French

April 6, 1953 - March 13, 2017

Brenda French, 63 of Sherwood, passed away March 13, 2017. She was born to Johnny and Florence Fisher on April 6, 1953 in Austin, Arkansas.Brenda was a longtime member of Baring Cross Baptist Church where she was very active. She enjoyed being outdoors and spending time with her family.She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Frank Fisher, and her nephew, Brent Fisher.She is survived...
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Peggy Elizabeth Guzzo

October 21, 1937 - March 12, 2017

Peggy Elizabeth Guzzo , age 79, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017. A resident of Jacksonville, Peggy was born in Scott, Arkansas to her parents, the late Otha Williams and Pauline Adkins Williams.Peggy married her beloved husband, Paul Guzzo, in Jackson, Mississippi on August 7, 1968. Peggy was a Navy wife, supporting Paul during his enlistment and then went on to work with Paul in their...
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Jacob Pendleton Broadaway

June 26, 1934 - March 9, 2017

J. P. (Jake) Broadaway, 82, of Maumelle, entered his heavenly home on March 9, 2017 and was greeted by his wife Virginia, son Brad, parents Vance L. and Mildred C. Broadaway, and brother Vance, who preceded him in death.He is survived by his daughter, Jan Stafford, and grandchildren, who call him Paw Paw, Sarah (Kyle) Adams, Laura (Justin) Murray, Jessica (Brandon) Pope, Ben Broadaway, and Mary...
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James E. Ross

October 5, 1949 - March 1, 2017

James E. “Jimmy” Ross, Jr., 67, of North Little Rock, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at his home. James was born on October 5, 1949, in Warren, Arkansas, the only child of the late James E. Ross, Sr. and Elizabeth Sue Ripley Ross. He was of the Baptist faith.Jimmy joined the United States Marine Corps at the age of 21. He served as a proud Marine until May, 1971...
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Robert William Ruffin

May 6, 1929 - February 26, 2017

Lt. Col. Robert William Ruffin, USAF, ret., 87, of North Little Rock, passed away peacefully, surrounded by friends and loved ones on February 26, 2017.Mr. Ruffin is survived by three children: son Robert “Dan” Ruffin and his wife Kay, daughter Lea Cook, son Steven Ruffin and his wife Brooke. He was blessed with, but leaves behind, six grandchildren: Kaitlin Hinkle, Susan Szafranski,...
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Tamara Clement

December 18, 1961 - February 15, 2017

Tamara Jo Clement, 55, of Cabot left this earth February 15, 2017, leaving behind the legacy of her love. Tammye lived her life with unconditional love and devotion to her children and grandchildren. As a homemaker, her family was her life’s work and there was nothing she was more proud of. Her home was full of teenagers and cats and she was a mom to all of them. Tammye has been described...
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Leanna Florence Dent

February 18, 1922 - February 12, 2017

Leanna King Dent passed away February 12, 2017, just short of her 95th birthday. Born in Shamrock, Oklahoma, she was the youngest of seven children of Ewing Clay King and Era Bell King. She married Harry James Dent in 1940. They were married for 62 years and had three children, Anna Belle Loeb, Janice Dent, and Jim Dent. She has two grandchildren, Anne Woodfin, and Locke Woodfin; and four great...
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Doyle Kenneth Haynie

September 20, 1940 - February 10, 2017

Doyle Kenneth Haynie, 76, of North Little Rock passed away Friday, February 10, 2017. He was born in Faulkner County near Vilonia to parents Doyle Thomas Haynie and Lillian Barentine Haynie. Kenneth graduated from North Little Rock High School in 1958 and graduated from Henderson State University in 1962. He served in the United States Army from 1960 – 1962 as a Battalion ...
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Fred Fewell

December 20, 1934 - February 1, 2017

Fred W. Fewell, age 82, of North Little Rock passed away on February 1, 2017. Born December 20, 1934 to the late Fred and Georgia Fewell, Fred was an outgoing, fun-loving family man. He loved his country, family, football, and fresh tomatoes. After graduating in the class of 1952 from North Little Rock High School, he began what would become a distinguished military career. He served in the...
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Crystal Barnes

September 16, 1927 - February 1, 2017

Crystal Ladd Humphrey Barnes of Little Rock passed away February 1, 2017, at the age of 89.She was born September 16, 1927. Crystal was preceded in death by her parents, Hosea and Mabel Salley Ladd and four (Ladd) brothers.She is survived by one brother, Harold Ladd, two sisters, Fairy Taylor and Barbara Hamilton, four children, Jean McJunkin, Billy Humphrey (Nancy), Jo Harding (Darrell), and...
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June V. Sexton

June 24, 1932 - January 30, 2017

Mrs. June Sexton of Jacksonville passed away January 30, 2017 at the age of 84. She was born in Los Angeles California to parents, Roy and Jessie Sowles. She was a loving wife to her husband, Dewey Sexton, and was a loving stay-at-home mom to their four children. Family was what June valued most in her life and she was especially proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Many special,...
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Martha Manilla Sereal

April 8, 1946 - January 29, 2017

Martha Sereal, 70, a native of Jeanerette, Louisiana passed away peacefully, Sunday, January 29, 2017. She was a faithful member of New Zion Temple Ministries where she served as a Sunday school teacher and was the finance secretary for many years. Sis. Sereal was a Godly woman and loved attending church and worshipping the Lord. She enjoyed studying the Bible, sewing, shopping, traveling and...
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Angela Helen Guajardo-Dandridge

July 18, 1945 - January 26, 2017

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Angela (Helen) Guajardo Dandridge, went peacefully to be with the Lord and Savior while surrounded by her family on January 26, 2017, in Little Rock, Arkansas, at the age of 71.Angela, also known as “Helen”, and "Nana" to her grandchildren,was born on July 18, 1945, in Brownsville, Texas. Preceded in death by her...
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Mildred L. Lowry

July 13, 1922 - January 24, 2017

Mildred L. Lowry, 94, of Bryant, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2017. She was born in Little Rock on July 13, 1922 to parents George Kaufman and Rosalea Bright Kaufman and was a lifelong resident of the Little Rock area. Many will remember Mildred and her late husband, William Lowry, as the former, longtime owners of the South Side Meat Market. She was a member of the Westwood...
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William Ross Page

January 12, 1959 - January 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rest Hills Funeral Home, North Little Rock, AR.
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