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

Alice K. Rozzell

August 27, 1926 - August 25, 2016

Alice Kepner (Gram) Rozzell went to heaven for her tee time with her beloved late husband GeorgeRozzell Jr. and grandson Bryan Langley on August 25, 2016. She was 90 years old. She leaves behind a large, devoted family who were the beneficiaries of her magnanimous love and wisdom, survivors include her children, Margaret & Dave Eldridge, Susan and Harry Langley, George and Debbie Rozzell and...
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Anna Louise Grimes

August 17, 1925 - August 24, 2016

Anna Louise Grimes, 91, of Sherwood, Arkansas passed away on August 24, 2016 to her heavenly home. She was born August 17, 1925 to Herman and Anna Marie Lueck in Mukwonago, WI. Louise is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 57 years Waymon Grimes and her three brothers and five sisters.She is survived by sons Dennis Grimes (Deanna), Richard Grimes (Mary Jane), Donald Grimes (Barbara);...
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Sterling Tucker Williams

March 19, 1947 - August 17, 2016

Sterling Tucker Williams, Jr., 69 of North Little Rock, passed away August 17, 2016. He was born to Sterling Tucker Williams Sr. and Frances Mae Williams on March 19, 1947 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was a graduate of North Little Rock High School and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He was in the United States Army and served honorably in Vietnam. He is preceded in death by his...
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Jane L. Fry

February 1, 1933 - August 16, 2016

Jane L. Fry, 83, of Ward passed away Tuesday, August 16. Born January 3, 1933 in Dover, Ohio to parents, Lester and Hazel Best, she was raised by her grandparents, William and Mary Best after her mother died when she was 2 years old.Jane married Carl H. Fry while living in East Sparta, Ohio. While living there she worked as a school secretary for Sandy Valley School District, as a board certified...
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Sylvia Victoria McCrea

December 12, 1953 - August 15, 2016

Sylvia Victoria McCrea, 62, of Jacksonville passed away on Monday, August 15, 2016. Born in Hot Springs, Arkansas to parents Irby and Patricia Bryan, she graduated from Lake Hamilton High School.She worked for over 15 years as Assistant Manager of Cinemark USA. Always an excellent employee, she worked her way to the top of every company she worked for. She was a member of the McArthur Assembly...
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Sharon Harper Smith

August 13, 1944 - August 14, 2016

Sharon H. Smith, of Sherwood, entered into rest Sunday August 14, 2016. Born Sharon Elnorah Parker on August 13, 1944 to parents Lloyd Gilbert Parker and Thelma Randall Parker in Hillemann, AR. She was preceded in death by her brothers Gilbert, George, Jim and Jerry Parker, sister Joyce Loretta Freeman and granddaughter Tesa Raines. She is survived by her four children Billy (Tommy) and Tina...
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Daron Carter

August 14, 2016 - August 14, 2016

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

September 10, 1937 - August 14, 2016

Howard Eugene Husbands, Sr., passed away August 14, 2016. He was born September 10, 1937 to the late Alonzo and Mary Carrie Husbands in Jackson, MS. Howard retired from U.S. Air Force and Dassault Falcon Jet. He was a member of Sylvan Hills Community Church in Sherwood, Arkansas. He is preceded in death by two brothers, Allen and James; and two sisters, Mildred and Lillian. He is survived by his...
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Jimmy R. Goss

March 21, 1947 - August 13, 2016

Jimmy R. “Jim” Goss“…Broke the surly bonds of earth, and touched the face of God…”I was born in Little Rock March 21, 1947. I died peacefully on August 13, 2016. Between these two dates of destiny, I lived a good, full life. My mom and dad always said I was a good boy; I tried to be. They made growing up such a joy.After completing school, I embarked on a 30...
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Michael Lansing Wheat

November 12, 1967 - August 8, 2016

Michael Lansing "Lance" Wheat, of Little Rock, AR, passed from this life on Monday, August 8, 2016, at the age of 48. He was born in San Diego, CA on November 12, 1967, almost three months ahead of schedule. Lance graduated from Joe T. Robinson High School, where he excelled in all sports including baseball, basketball, and football. After graduating, Lance moved to Indianapolis, IN...
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Chredonna M. HATCH

October 7, 1926 - August 7, 2016

Chredonna Mae (Connie) Hatch, 89 years old of Sherwood, Arkansas passed away on August 7th 2016.At the time of her death, Connie was a member of DeHaven Baptist Church in LaGrange, Kentucky. Prior to this, she was a long term member of First Baptist Church of Sherwood in Sherwood, Arkansas. Connie and her husband George were married in Benton Arkansas on March 26, 1944 and recently celebrated...
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Shelby J. Bourne

September 12, 1936 - August 7, 2016

Shelby Jean Draffen Bourne (Mrs. Rodger Bourne) of Scott, Arkansas departed this life on August 7, 2016, just two days prior to her 48th wedding anniversary. She was born on September 12, 1936 in Paragould, Arkansas to parents George Everett and Vival Ryne Draffen.She is survived by her husband, Rodger Bourne; three children: Telela Martin (Eddie), Vival Wilson (Andy) and George Wofford (Tammie)...
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Rollie Roland Powell

August 9, 1922 - August 4, 2016

A family Memorial service for Rollie Powell will be held 2:00 P.M. Monday, August 8, 2016 at the North Pulaski Church of Christ. Rollie, age 94 passed away August 4, 2016 at his home surrounded by his children and his wife of 61 years Faye. He died of natural causes. He was born August 9, 1922 in Mammoth Springs, AR to James Ray Powell, and Lily Pepper. Rollie and Faye had 3 children, Ray,...
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Billy D. McCallister

October 14, 1934 - August 4, 2016

Billy (Bill) Dean McCallister, 81, of Jacksonville passed away Thursday, August 4th. He was born in Wabbaseka, Arkansas to parents Chester and Thelma McCallister. He served in the U. S. Navy from 1955 – 1963 on the USS Shenandoah. After moving to Jacksonville, Bill worked at National Swage Company for over 30 years, working his way up and retiring as Plant Superintendent. He was a...
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Dorothy Mae Deere

August 18, 1918 - July 29, 2016

Dorothy Mae Deere, 97, of North Little Rock passed away July 29th in Plano, Texas. Born August 18, 1918 in Malvern, Arkansas to parents Hezekiah and Lela Fannie Goss, Dorothy graduated from Malvern Senior High School in 1936. She attended Cosmetology School and worked as a beautician for several years. She married Glen Elwood Deere on November 30, 1939. Dorothy was a devoted wife and loving...
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Harry G. SANDERS

September 10, 1941 - July 28, 2016

Mr. Harry G. Sanders began life’s journey on September 10, 1941 in Terrell, Texas and made a heavenly transition on Thursday, July 28, 2016. He was born to the late M.C. and Lottie Mae Sanders and was preceded in death by one sister; Cecila Sanders and three brothers; Roy Lee Sanders, Freddie Joe Sanders and James Sanders. Harry professed hope in Christ at early age. He attended the...
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Bruce A. Woodworth

August 23, 1939 - July 27, 2016

"Bruce A. “Woody” Woodworth retired SMSgt, 76, of Jacksonville passed away at 2200 July 27th, 2016 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in North Little Rock, AR. Woody was born August 23, 1939 in Holland, NY. He served 24 years in the USAF, followed by a 13 year career as the facilities manager of Union Bank, and 14 years with Pulaski Bank. He was preceded in death by his parents Roy and...
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Harrison S. West

August 29, 1921 - July 26, 2016

Harrison Sims West, 94 of Sherwood, passed away July 26, 2016. He was born to William and Susie West on August 29, 1921 in Aubrey, Arkansas. He was a WWII Navy veteran and served aboard the U.S.S. Chester. He was a dedicated member of local union 295 of the IBEW for 74 years and served as Business Manager and International Representative for the organization. He was a member of Sylvan Hills First...
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Terri Rhea Steinmetz

September 30, 1955 - July 26, 2016

Terri Rhea Steinmetz, 60, of North Little Rock was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on September 30, 1955 to the late Cecil and Lillian “June” Steinmetz. On July 26, 2016 the word lost a brilliant, charitable, loyal and giving woman. She was devoted to her family; they were the reason for all that she did. She had many accomplishments in life but spending time with her family was her...
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Harrison S. West

August 29, 1921 - July 26, 2016

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

September 2, 1926 - July 23, 2016

John Kenneth Brooks, 89, of North Little Rock, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016 after a long illness. He was born September 2, 1926 near Empire, Oklahoma to Tina and John Brooks. After a stellar athletic career at Empire High School in which his 440 relay team won in the state championship of 1944, he joined the Army, where he served for two years. He married Mary Virginia Shepherd in 1946...
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John K. Brooks

September 2, 1926 - July 23, 2016

John Kenneth Brooks, 89, of North Little Rock, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016 after a long illness. He was born September 2, 1926 near Empire, Oklahoma to Tina and John Brooks. After a stellar athletic career at Empire High School in which his 440 relay team won in the state championship of 1944, he joined the Army, where he served for two years. He married Mary Virginia Shepherd in 1946...
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Freddie J. Berryman

August 24, 1926 - July 20, 2016

Freddie J. Berryman of North Little Rock went home to be with her Lord and Savior on July 20, 2016. Born in England Arkansas to parents Alec and Pearl Robinson, she married J. W. Berryman and remained married to him for 67 years.Freddie lived a long and full life, she considered age just "two little numbers". She put her trust in the Lord to get her through every day. She was a...
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Walter B. SHELTON

July 19, 1926 - July 19, 2016

Walter B. Shelton, 90, of Jacksonville passed away July 19, 2016. He was born July 19, 1926 in Greenville, Texas to parents Hubert and Josie Shelton. Walter served in the U. S. Navy from 1944 – 1946. He was married to DeLois Baldwin on November 1, 1945. He was a long-time member of the Levy United Methodist Church and a 50 year Mason at Mt. Sinai Masonic Lodge NLR, AR and a current member...
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Clara Louise Johansson

April 21, 1923 - July 16, 2016

Clara Louise McLain Johansson, 93 of Heber Springs, passed away July 16, 2016 at Southridge Village Assisted Living. She was a longtime resident of North Little Rock. She was born to James Edwin “Buddy” McLain and Ira Mendel (Edgar) on April 21, 1923 in Newport, Arkansas. She is preceded in death by her mother and step-father, Ira and Joseph McAllister Sr.; her father, James Edwin...
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J. L. Ward

March 9, 1923 - July 12, 2016

J. L. Ward of North Little Rock was born March 9, 1923 in Quitman, Arkansas to Vernon and Stella Ward and passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 in Sherwood, Arkansas at the Sherwood Nursing Home and Rehab Center.At the age of 17, J. L. joined the C.C.C., working on the rock works on West Mountain in Hot Springs for two years until he joined the U. S. Army. He served his country during WWII as a...
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Jeanne Ruffin

January 6, 1932 - July 11, 2016

Jeanne Marie Ruffin, 84, of Sherwood, went to be with the Lord on July 11, 2016.She was a nurse for 23 years at Baptist Memorial and served as a nurse in the Army during the Korean War and retired as a First Lieutenant.She is preceded in death by her mother Jeannette Jones and her daughter Kathleen Szafranski.She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Robert Ruffin. Other survivors include...
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Jo Ann Holman

June 6, 1934 - July 9, 2016

Jo Ann McMorris Holman, 82, of Lonoke went to be with Lord on July 9, 2016. She was born in Ward, AR and raised in North Little Rock. After years of travel, she settled in Austin, TX for many years. In retirement, she moved to Lonoke, AR to be closer to family and loved ones.Jody, or as many knew her as Mama Jo, was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She had a passion for baking and to this...
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Robert Lee Powers

July 4, 1948 - July 7, 2016

Robert L. “Bob” Powers, 68 of Mabelvale, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 7, 2016. He was born July 4, 1948 in Clinton, Tennessee to Jim and Ruby Powers. He is preceded in death by his son, Marcus Powers, and his brother, Roger Powers. He is survived by his wife, Tressea Deane Powers; his parents, Jim and Ruby Powers of Clinton, TN; his children, Robert &ldquo...
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Carol A. Foreman

December 25, 1939 - July 7, 2016

Our sweet, devoted mom Carol Ann Foreman, age 76, of Sherwood, Arkansas, passed peacefully to be with our Lord Jesus Christ in the Kingdom of Heaven on July 7, 2016 at 2:11 p.m. She is survived by her brother Jackie Perry of Bartow, Florida, her sister Linda (Doug) Pewitt of Duncan, Oklahoma, her three daughters, Selena (Robbie) Harrington of Riceville, Tennessee, Missy (Tony) Duncan of Sherwood,...
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David Michael Garrett

August 22, 1948 - July 6, 2016

David M. Garrett, 67 of Vilonia, the son of Robert D. Garrett Sr. and step-mother Lillian Garrett, died Wednesday, July 6, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Judy Garrett; one son, Nicholas Garrett; two daughters, Lisa Garrett and Rebecca Edwards; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. David M. preferred to be called “Mike”. Mike graduated from Oak Grove High School in...
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Mary Burford

January 26, 1923 - July 4, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Rest Hills Memorial Park, North Little Rock, AR.
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Mary Elisebeth Burford

January 26, 1923 - July 4, 2016

Mary Elisebeth Burford went to be with the Lord on July 4, 2016 at the age of 93. She never met a stranger and was always the life of the party with her fun loving spirit! Her genuine love for people made her a natural born caregiver. She was born in Hattieville, AR on January 26, 1923. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother; she also retired from Yoder Manufacturing Co. She...
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Vickie Presa

July 3, 2016

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

January 9, 1928 - June 28, 2016

Mickey Ann Hanks Vestal, 88, of North Little Rock passed away June 28th. Mickey was born on Jan. 9, 1928 in Pine Bluff to William J. Hanks and Naomi Burney Hanks, who preceded her in death, along with beloved husband, Joseph Walter (Bud) Vestal, Jr.; sisters Adarene Hanks Blair of Freemont, Neb., and Jackie Hanks Stewart, of Little Rock; and son, Joseph Walter Vestal III.Mickey is survived by...
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Marshall Sullivan

July 11, 1919 - June 24, 2016

Marshall Lamar Sullivan, 96, of Jacksonville, AR, died June 24, 2016.Born in Belleville, AR, on July 11, 1919, he was the son of Thomas and Pearl Sullivan and was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Noma Baskin Sullivan and nine siblings. He was the honored father of four sons, Jim (Maida) Sullivan, Gerald (Nancy) Sullivan, Sam (Karen Jan) Sullivan and Jan D. (Patti) Sullivan. He is also...
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Dorris Harris

February 18, 1950 - June 23, 2016

Dorris Green was born February 18, 1950 to the late Daniel, Sr. and Leola Green. She married with Joe Mack Harris. In this union they had two children, Dedrick and Jerri Harris. She confessed a hope in Christ at an early age; Dorris earned her wings on June 23, 2016.She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Jerri Harris Cherry; three brothers, Daniel Green, Jr., Samuel Green and Henry...
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Dennis Wicker

May 28, 1947 - June 22, 2016

Dennis Michael Wicker, 69, of Sherwood, AR passed away the evening of Wednesday, June 22, 2016 after a three year battle with brain cancer. Dennis was comforted by his wife and surrounded by loved ones. He was born in St. Charles, MO on May 28, 1947, to Ernest and Margaret Ann (Bridgeforth) Wicker. He had a career in insurance for over 40 years. He enjoyed spending time surrounded by his...
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Tom B. Terry

October 9, 1933 - June 20, 2016

Tom B. Terry (COL USA RET), 82 of Cabot, Arkansas, passed away on June 20, 2016. He was born to Milburn and Theo Terry on October 9, 1933. COL Terry served in the Korean War with the 187th Regimental Combat Team (Rakkasans). After his return from the war, he joined the Arkansas Army National Guard. He served in numerous positions with the 142nd Field Artillery and concluded his 38 years of...
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Robert Ray Burton

June 13, 1962 - June 18, 2016

Robert Ray Burton Sr., 54 of North Little Rock, passed away on June 18, 2016. He was born to Donald and Barbara Burton on June 13, 1962. Robert was a hard worker. He loved old cars, going fishing, and hanging with friends. Most of all he loved his family. He is preceded in death by his mother, his father, grandma & grandpa Jones, and the love of his life, Sherri Cherry. He is survived by his...
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Vollie D. Tate

February 5, 1934 - June 16, 2016

Vollie D. Tate, 82, of Cabot passed away on June 16th. Born in Horatio, Arkansas on February 5, 1934, Vollie was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Leta Tate, and his son. Ronnie Tate. He is survived by son Rusty Tate, daughter-in-law Denise and granddaughter, Harley Tate.Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, June 20th at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home, 7724...
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Kellie Rene Dennie

September 22, 1961 - June 12, 2016

Kellie Rene Dennie, 54 of North Little Rock, passed away June 12, 2016. She was born on September 22, 1961 to George Krablin and Danneille Parker. Kellie was very much about her family and friends. She loved the outdoors, cooking, dancing, laughing, and spending most of her time with her children and grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her father. She is survived by her children, Nick...
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James Lucas

March 30, 1936 - June 12, 2016

James K. Lucas, 80, of North Little Rock, went to be with the Lord on June 12, 2016.He graduated from Little Rock Catholic High School in 1954, served in the Navy on the USS Essex, and went on to graduate from Little Rock University (now UALR). He was a life-long member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He was an avid golfer and Razorback fan.He was preceded in death by his wife of 43...
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Marcia Tucker

October 20, 1932 - June 6, 2016

Marcia Tucker, 83, of Little Rock went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, June 06, 2016. Born in Framingham, MA on October 20, 1932 to parents David and Maida Mayo, she graduated high school and in 1951 joined the United States Air Force. She met her future husband, Dale, while they were both stationed in Hawaii and they were married on August 14, 1953. Marcia was a lifelong member of the...
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June Williams

September 23, 1931 - June 3, 2016

June Williams, 84, of Jacksonville passed away on Friday, June 3rd. Born in Longview, Texas on September 23, 1931 to parents Cliff and Nita Blankenship, she graduated high school at age 16 and went on to receive her Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in Louisiana at the age of 18.June married the love of her life, Howard Williams on April 11, 1950 in Natchez, MS. In 1960 they...
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Queen Bones

May 21, 1925 - May 28, 2016

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

March 13, 1944 - May 26, 2016

Gary Kirkendoll, 72, of North Little Rock passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2016. He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas to Pete and Wanda Kirkendoll on March 13, 1944. He was of the Baptist faith. Gary worked for Superwood (Georgia Pacific) for over 30 years. He loved to deer hunt with his boys. He also loved to fish on Harris Brake Lake with his family.Gary is preceded in death by his loving wife...
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Brynda Lynn

July 25, 1954 - May 24, 2016

Brynda Lynn passed away on May 24, 2016. She was born on July 25, 1954 in Chillicothe, Ohio.She is preceded in death by her parents, Max and Mary; two sons, Phillip and Victor McCormick.Brynda is survived by one daughter, Mary McCullough (J.D.); four grandchildren, C.J., Rudy, Patience, and Guy McCullough; step-father, Charles Johnson; three brothers, Chuckie Moore, Neil Johnson, and David...
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Maudie Mae Evans

September 26, 1929 - May 22, 2016

Maudie Mae Evans, 86 of Sherwood, passed away May 22, 2016. She was born to Edgar and Maude Womack on September 26, 1929. She worked as an advisor for Arkansas State Retirement – Social Security Division where she retired in 1985. She enjoyed spending time with her family and will be missed dearly. She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Brenda Rowell; and four brothers. She is...
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Patricia Kirkendoll

November 11, 1944 - May 20, 2016

Patricia “Pat” Kirkendoll, 71, of North Little Rock passed away on Friday, May 20th. She was born in Malvern, Arkansas to parents Loman and Evelyn Davis on November 11, 1944. Patricia was a member of the Assembly of God Church and a resident of North Little Rock for over forty years.Patricia was an employee of Transamerica Life Insurance for over 36 years, retiring in 2011. She...
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John T. Brown

December 27, 1963 - May 16, 2016

John Thomas Brown, 52, of North Little Rock, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, May 16, 2016. He was born on December 27, 1963 in Little Rock.He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, George and Mickey Dutton, Verlyn C. Tobey; and his paternal grandparents, William and Mary Etta Brown.Survivors include his mother and father, Haydon and Maria Brown of North Little Rock;...
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Bentley Bryce Lister

February 7, 2016 - May 15, 2016

Bentley Bryce Allen Lister, age 3 months, left the arms of his parents to rest in the arms of his heavenly father. He was loved by many family members, friends, and those who did not get the chance to meet him but always thought and prayed for him. Bentley’s final moments were spent with his family and friends that he touched during his short but memorable life.He is preceded in death by...
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John Ernst

August 17, 1932 - May 14, 2016

JOHN R. (JACK) ERNST passed away on May 14, 2016. Jack was a co-founder of Cravens Fabrics & Supplies, charter member of North Pulaski United Methodist Church, served in the U.S. Navy, helped organize and was very active in the Rackensack Pony Club and co-organizer of the Jubilee Horse Trials. He also volunteered in many horse trials in neighboring states. Never a rider, but definitely a...
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Glenn Bratlie Malmquist

April 21, 1925 - May 12, 2016

Glenn Bratlie Malmquist , age 91, of North Little Rock passed from this life on earth to his Heavenly home on Thursday, May12, 2016. He was born April 21, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Olga and Raymond Malmquist, Sr. He married Karen Hindman on September 23, 1977. After his service in the Army during World War II, Glenn returned to Chicago and worked in construction. He moved to...
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Matthew Otto

December 7, 1966 - May 9, 2016

Matthew Wayne (Matt) Otto of Jacksonville, Arkansas, died peacefully on May 9, 2016 at the age of 49. He fought his demons many times in his short life, but he lost his final battle. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten.Matt was fun at family gatherings and so happy to be there. His presence added something to the occasion. He thought of himself as a “writer in the making”...
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Helen Louise Quick

October 3, 1937 - May 5, 2016

Helen Walls Hitchens Quick of North Little Rock passed away on May 5, 2016. She was born October 3, 1937 in Coy, Arkansas.She was preceded in death by her husbands James Hitchens and Bill Quick, her parents Mr & Mrs. Claud Walls of Coy, AR; daughter Stacy Thornton and son-in-law Bobby Thornton ; son-in-law Jim Sturdivant; brother Eugene Walls; niece Cindy Walls; aunt Letha Chaney. ...
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Robert Brians

December 9, 1942 - May 3, 2016

On May 3, 2016 at 9:25 am, Robert (Bob) Neal Brians, 73, of Romance, AR left his beloved wife and best friend, Vicki Warrington Brians, to take his place in Heaven where God was waiting with a special place for him.Bob worked for AT&T for 33 years. When he retired he donned is Levi 501 jeans and denim shirt that would be his signature style for the rest of his days. He enjoyed many hobbies...
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David Glenn Welch

February 1, 1948 - April 30, 2016

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

March 3, 1935 - April 29, 2016

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

January 23, 1935 - April 20, 2016

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

March 13, 1919 - April 20, 2016

Henry Clyde McCrary, aged 97, died April 20, 2016. He was born March 13, 1919 in Little Rock, Arkansas to James Walter and Nina Mae (Pinnell) McCrary. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Martha E. McCrary, Sisters Mary Gladys Padgett and Juanita Chloe McCrary and step-son James Starkey.He is survived by his step-son, Danny L. Starkey and wife Aleecia of Sherwood, granddaughter...
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Rex Wilkins

November 22, 1951 - April 13, 2016

Rex A. Wilkins went to be with the Lord on April 13, 2016. He was born on November 22, 1951 to George L.B. and Dorothy Wilkins. He was the proud owner of Wilkins Construction which constructed buildings such as, Esther D. Nixon Library in Jacksonville, Wingo Hall at UCA in Conway, and numerous Department of Defense facilities.He was preceded in death by his father, George L.B. Wilkins.Rex is...
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Lex Edward Davis

August 8, 1944 - April 11, 2016

Lex “Butch” Edward Davis, 71, of Sherwood passed away Monday, April 11, 2016. The son of Edward Davis and Faye “Sissy” Barker, Butch was born on August 8, 1944 in Des Arc. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1961 to 1969 when he was honorably and medically discharged from disabling injuries sustained in Vietnam.Butch is survived by his beautiful wife of 51...
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Willie G. Presson

January 9, 1928 - April 9, 2016

Willie Gene “Bill” Presson left this life to join his beloved wife Juanita Harper “Poodle” Presson on April 9, 2016. He was born in Gurdon, AR on January 9, 1928 to parents Larkin and Evie Presson. Bill and Poodle were married on January 31, 1948 and married for 66 years. Bill was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.Bill was a graduate of...
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Virginia Vellance

August 10, 1935 - April 7, 2016

VIRGINIA (GINNY) FAYE VELLANCE, 80, of Cabot unexpectedly took God's hand on April 7, 2016. Ginny was known for her independence and determination in doing whatever it took and faced every challenge in life head on. She was always the go to person for everyone she loved. After a visit with Ginny, you always felt better. Needless to say Ginny's family and friends will grievously miss her...
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Alice Sparr

September 15, 1929 - April 4, 2016

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

August 2, 1939 - April 3, 2016

Dallas E. Gardner, 76, of Little Rock peacefully passed away on April 3rd after a long illness while in the care of Hospice and with his eldest daughter at his side. He was a prominent business owner for many years in the Little Rock area.He was proceeded in death by his wife, Inge, the love of his life and his son, Timothy. He is survived by two daughters, Maria Wesley of Fayetteville, Ark. and...
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Irma Lequieu

March 4, 1935 - April 1, 2016

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

December 11, 1946 - March 28, 2016

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

January 21, 1924 - March 26, 2016

George Edward Hatch, 92, of Sherwood, Arkansas passed away on March 26, 2015. At the time of his death, George was a member of DeHaven Baptist Church in LaGrange, Kentucky. Prior to this, he was a long term member of First Baptist Church of Sherwood in Sherwood Arkansas. He was also a founding member of MADD in Arkansas and a former Boy Scout leader.During World War II he served in...
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George Edward Hatch

January 21, 1924 - March 26, 2016

George Edward Hatch, 92, of Sherwood, Arkansas passed away on March 26, 2015. At the time of his death, George was a member of DeHaven Baptist Church in LaGrange, Kentucky. Prior to this, he was a long term member of First Baptist Church of Sherwood in Sherwood Arkansas. He was also a founding member of MADD in Arkansas and a former Boy Scout leader.During World War II he served in...
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Lawrence J. PERRINE

August 18, 1922 - March 26, 2016

Lawrence Junior Perrine, 93, of Lonoke passed away Saturday, March 26th. He is preceded in death by his wife of 68 years Corene Foster Perrine. He leaves behind his daughters, Sara Perrine of Texas and Rachael Bates and her husband Randy of Lonoke; two grandsons, Stephen Stanley (Leah) and Jay Stanley (Tracy) and four great grandchildren, Anna Clair, Alex, Jacob and Hayden. Also surviving...
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Sandra Hixson

March 3, 1947 - March 23, 2016

Sandra Ann Hixson went to bed and woke up in heaven on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at the age of 69. Her death was unexpected by those who love her. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri on March 3rd, 1947 to Paul and Kathryn Ballany. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Hixson whom she married September 17th, 1966 in St. Louis, Missouri.Sandy was a delight to all who knew her, and added value to...
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Joseph Daniel Simpkins

March 2, 1964 - March 22, 2016

Joseph Daniel “Danny” Simpkins, age 52, died after a short but courageous battle with lymphoma at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas, on March 22, 2016.Born March 2, 1964, in Paducah, Kentucky to Doyle Simpkins of Redfield, Arkansas and Doris Simpkins of Burna, Kentucky.Survivors are his wife, Cecelia Simpkins; step daughter, Stacy Stone; his best four legged friends, Hunter and...
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Mildred Howard

September 11, 1934 - March 21, 2016

Mildred “Millie” Josephine Howard of Gravel Ridge, Arkansas, passed away on March 21, 2016, at home and surrounded by her family. Millie was born in Bauxite, Arkansas on September 11, 1934 to Nick and Alice Rogers Patrick. Millie, the ninth of ten children, was their youngest daughter. Determined, sensible, intelligent, stalwart, loving, and kind, Millie always listened before...
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Kenneth Gathright

November 12, 1930 - March 19, 2016

Kenneth Roy Gathright, Sr., 85, of North Little Rock, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 19, 2016. He was born November 12, 1930, to J.N. and Julia Gathright. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Wendell Gathright and sister, Mary Westerman.He was a Korean War veteran in the United States Army from 1950 to 1952. He was awarded a Purple Heart and a Korean War Service...
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Harlen Little

November 9, 1927 - March 18, 2016

Harlen Eugene Little, 88, of Sherwood, passed away March 18, 2016. He was born to Victor and Zadie Little on November 9, 1927 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Harlen served in the U.S. Navy for 2 years. He later retired from Entergy (AP&L). He was a supporter of the Arkansas Razorbacks and was also a member of Big Red Club. He was of the Episcopalian faith. He enjoyed boating, fishing, and...
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Barbara Brockinton

September 2, 1937 - March 16, 2016

Barbara Jane Brockinton, 78, of Sherwood passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. She is preceded in death by her loving parents, Tom and Estelle Brockinton; Grandparents K.E. and Cordie Brockinton and John and Janie Hutchins. She is survived by a host of cousins and many friends.A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 21st at the Rest Hills Memorial Park...
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Jean Boyd

September 30, 1933 - March 16, 2016

Jean Moore Boyd of Sherwood, Arkansas, was 82 years old when she left this life on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, to receive her reward.She was born on September 30, 1933, in Amity, Arkansas. She was happily married to her husband Carroll for 64 years. She was a member of Brockington Road Nazarene Church in Sherwood.Awaiting her arrival are her parents, Charles and Alma Moore of Jacksonville, and her...
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Dorris Page

April 11, 1927 - March 14, 2016

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

February 14, 1925 - March 13, 2016

Barbara F. Paddock, 91, of Sherwood, died on Sunday, March 13, 2016 following a long illness. She was an active member of the Springhill, North Little Rock Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She was born to Grace and George Browder on February 14, 1925 in Cleburne, Texas. She spent her early life in Cleburne and El Paso, Texas. The family moved to California during the Great Depression...
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James Willard Barker

August 19, 1951 - March 12, 2016

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

September 22, 1925 - March 11, 2016

Shirley June Coble Owen, age 90, passed away March 11, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer F. and Thelma I. Coble and a sister, Barbara M. Larson. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Orin K. “Marv” Owen.Shirley loved music and sang with choral and church choirs most of her life. When her husband Marv retired from the Air Force they enjoyed...
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Connie Jo Wallis

August 29, 1940 - March 10, 2016

Connie Wallis of Greers Ferry, AR passed away after a long time illness on March 10, 2016 and went to be with the Lord our Savior. Connie was a member of Mountain Top Cowboy Church in Heber Springs, AR.She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Wally Wallis of Greers Ferry, AR, two sons; Micheal B. Wallis and his wife Patricia of Cabot, AR; daughter-in-law Beth Wallis of Yankton, SD and Douglas...
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Margaret Myers

April 9, 1924 - March 10, 2016

Margaret Ann (Neal) Myers entered Eternal Life on March 10, 2016 and was reunited with her husband, mother, sister and other relatives. Margaret was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, on April 9, 1924, to Guffie Morgan and Villa Alice Neal. She graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1944 and worked at the Ordnance Plant in Jacksonville, Arkansas and Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in Hot...
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Iwilda W. Moore

June 19, 1923 - March 2, 2016

Iwilda Winegar Moore, 92, passed away Wednesday, March 2,2016, at her home in North Little Rock. Iwilda was born to William Clarence and Alice Winegar on June 19, 1923, on a small farm outside of Searcy, Arkansas. She was the ninth of 10 children.She was preceded in death by all of her siblings and her three husbands, Thomas Levy Jones, Garvice Ball, and James Moore. Iwilda is survived by her...
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Paul Atkinson

December 15, 1925 - February 29, 2016

Paul Atkinson, Jr. 90, died February 29, 2016. Born in Little Rock in 1925, he was the son of Paul and Gypsy Atkinson.He managed TG&Y stores for 15 years. He was with the National Tire Dealer and Retreaders Association in Washington, DC for many years. He was with Cellular Communications Services (CCS) in Washington State for over 20 years.He was a member of First Christian Church in Little...
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Norma Nash

December 28, 1933 - February 28, 2016

Norma Faye Nash, 82 of North Little Rock passed away on February 28, 2016. She was born in Belfast, Arkansas to the late Arthur and Lorene Smirl. She was a member of the North Little Rock Women’s Club for many years. Norma was a loving mother and grandmother.She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Robert Nash; brother, Steve Smirl; son-in-law, Jerry Glover.Norma is survived...
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John BYRD

December 1, 1933 - February 24, 2016

John Byrd, 82, of Jacksonville died February 24th. Born in Kewanee IL to Russell and Ellen Byrd, he is preceded in death by wife Margaret Byrd and 3 brothers. Survived by his sister, Mary Frances Race and many family, grandkids and friends. Service to be held at latter date. www.griffinleggettresthills.com
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Florinda Rojas

October 15, 1932 - February 24, 2016

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

February 19, 2016 - February 19, 2016

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

May 16, 1950 - February 19, 2016

Susan Yaeger Gadberry of Hot Springs, Arkansas, passed away February 19, 2016, at a local hospital after a lengthy battle with cancer.She was a member of Airport Road Church of Christ where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was born in Little Rock, May 16, 1950, and grew up in North Little Rock. She graduated from North Little Rock High School, Ouachita Baptist University and obtained...
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Douglas Michael Shroyer

December 6, 1943 - February 18, 2016

Douglas M. Shroyer of Jacksonville passed away February 18, 2016. A beloved husband and father, Mike was an Air Force veteran and retired employee of Dassault Falcon Jet. He is survived by his wife Patricia, brothers, James S. Shroyer of Maumelle, and Gary E. Shroyer of Grand Rapids, Michigan, a daughter Teresa , sons, Matt, Jacob, Tad, JW Owen and Andre Webb, granddaughters Jessica, Jennifer,...
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Shelia Crenshaw

June 11, 1952 - February 17, 2016

Gone to SoonShelia Joy Crenshaw, 63, passed away unexpectedly in her home in Maumelle, Arkansas on February 17th from unknown causes.Shelia was born in Ripley, Tennessee on June 11th, 1952 to Aubrey (Tommy) and Ruby Stanley. She has lived the majority of her life just outside of Memphis, Tennessee in Rosemark before relocating to Arkansas in 1998. She graduated from Frayser High School in 1970...
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Hubert Halford

January 2, 1938 - February 17, 2016

Hubert Monroe Halford passed away February 17th 2016 at his home in Dumas. He was born on January 2nd, 1938 to the late Annie and Louie Halford, as the last of 10 children. He graduated from Devalls Bluff High School in 1956, and spent almost his entire professional life in the grocery business as a manager in Kansas City for nearly 20 years for A&P foods, and then as an owner of two...
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Robbie C. Martin

August 29, 1927 - February 16, 2016

Robbie Charlene Martin, age 88, of Little Rock, passed away February 16, 2016 at Lakewood Nursing and Rehab, North Little Rock, Arkansas. She was born August 29, 1927 in El Dorado, Arkansas to parents Allen and Sara Jane "Tedie" Ryder Gates. Charlene retired from AT&T and the State of Arkansas and was a long-time member of Woodlawn Baptist Church in Little Rock.Preceding her in...
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Shannon Priest

October 20, 1959 - February 16, 2016

Shannon Kay Priest passed away on February 16, 2016. She was born on October 20, 1959 to the late Bob and Martha Priest. Shannon was a member of First Assembly of God in North Little Rock. She enjoyed being a member of the choir there and was known for her powerful soprano voice. She very much enjoyed being a mother and grandmother “MoMo” to her girls and grandbabies.She is preceded...
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Elsie Alexander

November 11, 1923 - February 13, 2016

Elsie Alexander, 92, passed away peacefully Saturday evening, February 13, 2016. She was the daughter of Wilbert and Sara Jane (Odum) Burroughs born in Damascus, AR. on Nov. 11, 1923 She married Johnny Hix Alexander and he passed away October 1979. Together they raised two sons, Wilbert (Lynda) and a very special and much loved son Larry, who passed away January 2005. She is also preceded in...
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Barbara L. Sherman

June 27, 1926 - February 10, 2016

Barbara L. Sherman passed into the arms of the Lord on Wednesday evening, February 10, 2016 with loved ones by her side. She was born June 27, 1926 in Dayton, Ohio. Barbara is survived by her daughter, Linda (Dale) DeMent, her son, John Robert (Marylin) Riepenhoff, five grandchildren: Shelley (Josh) Minton, Scott (Cereida) DeMent, Rob, Maribeth and Rebecca Riepenhoff, six great grandchildren:...
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Joan D. Hill

November 11, 1936 - February 9, 2016

Joan D. Hill of North Little Rock passed away Tuesday, February 9th. She was born in Hoxie, Arkansas to parents Bunk Hodge, Sr. and Estelle Jarrett Hodge on November 11, 1936. On September 7, 1957 she married the love of her life, Donnie D. Hill and remained his wife and partner for 58 years. Joan referred to herself as a Homemaker, as that was her priority, but she was also involved in an...
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