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

Mattie O. Perry

October 4, 1918 - July 23, 2014

Mattie Troutman Perry 95 of Little Rock, AR went home to be with the Lord on July 23, 2014. She was born October 04, 1918 to the late Frank and Della Troutman in Lolly, AR.She is preceded in death by her parents and husbands Roy Wiley and Fred Perry also 7 brothers and one sister.She is survived by niece and caregiver Janet Troutman Ward (John) and nephew and caregiver Ricky Troutman (Sherry) and...
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John H. Flynn

March 21, 1965 - July 22, 2014

John Harvey Flynn, 49, of North Little Rock, Arkansas, was born in Alexandria on March 21, 1965. He departed this earth on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.John is survived by sons, Sean and Joshua Flynn, of North Little Rock; sister, Kim Bryan and her husband Ben, of Pollock; sister, Leigh Doty and her husband David; brother, Matt Flynn; 2 nieces and 2 nephews all of Alexandria.He is preceded in death by...
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Pearl Fellner

September 17, 1946 - July 9, 2014

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

September 2, 1929 - July 6, 2014

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

August 19, 1919 - July 5, 2014

Lucille “Luci” G. Johnson, born August 19, 1922 in Bristol, TN to parents Jacob Wesley and Ada Bell Grimes passed away July 5, 2014 at a local hospital.Luci is preceded in death by her parents and husband of 42 years James Robert Johnson Jr., one son Robert Wesley Johnson, sister Thelma Harper and brother Arlie Grimes, one niece and two nephews.Luci is survived by one daughter Judy...
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William Stanton

June 26, 1948 - July 4, 2014

Col (ret) William E. “Bill” Stanton, 66 of Sherwood joined his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ July 4th, 2014. He was born in Fort Smith, AR, June 26, 1948, attended Catholic elementary schools and graduated from St. Anne’s Academy in 1966. He attended Arkansas Tech University and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He received a bachelors degree in journalism from the...
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William J. Brown

September 10, 1929 - July 3, 2014

William J. “Bill” Brown, 84, died July 3, 2014. Bill was born in Alpin, Arkansas, to Roy and Ida Cox Brown. He grew up in Perryville and graduated from Arkansas State Teachers College ( now UCA). He served as corporal in the US Army Infantry then served a 34-year career as the Assistant Commissioner of Revenue – Operations & Administration in the Arkansas Department of...
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Helen M. Denas

September 12, 1930 - July 1, 2014

Helen M. Reeves Denas, 83, of Cabot died Tuesday, July 1st in Little Rock. Born in Los Angeles, she was one of twelve children born to Henry and Maybelle Reeves. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters T. Lorella Boyd, Inez Dudley, Dorothy Stanley, Pearl Alice Sullivan, Jackie White and Jill Reeves along with brothers Guy, Joe and Joel Reeves and her beloved husband, James Denas...
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Herman David Jenders

April 10, 1930 - June 27, 2014

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

April 10, 1930 - June 27, 2014

Herman D. Jenders, 84, of North Little Rock died Friday, June 27. He was born in North Little Rock to parents George and Peggy Jenders who preceded him in death along with his brother Max Jenders, sisters Rose Nosal ,Agnes Jenders and nephew Danny Nosal.He is survived by brother Philip Jenders and sister Augustine Jenders Zajac, nieces Betty Miller, Mary Francis Sargent, Gena Calvillo,...
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Velma Kate MCCLELLAN

March 13, 1922 - June 21, 2014

Velma K. (Ray) McClellan, 92, of North Little Rock passed away on Saturday, June 21st, 2014. She was born and raised in Monticello, AR and was the only daughter of John W. Ray and Kate (Forbes) Ray. She is preceded in death by her husband Arvin R. “Mack” McClellan, her parents and six brothers: Marvin, Herman, Dewey, Elzie, Dewitt and J.W. Ray. She is survived by her son Steven R....
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Thomas Frederick Holter

December 4, 1992 - June 17, 2014

Thomas Frederick Holter, 21, of North Little Rock, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was born on December 4, 1992 in Little Rock; he was the son of Jerry and Donna Holter. He attended St. Edwards’s School, Indian Hills Elementary, Poplar Street Middle School and attended and graduated from North Little Rock High...
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Debora Kay Burden

May 15, 1957 - June 16, 2014

Debora Kay Burden, 57, of Sherwood died June 16, 2014. Born in Stubenville, Ohio, she was preceded in death by her mother, Shirley Roach, grandmother, Ann Swiger, and aunt, Joanne Burkey.Debora is survived by her beloved husband of 37 years, David Burden and her daughters, Lori and Destiny Burden, all of Sherwood. She is also survived by her brother, Troy Roach of Colorado, sister-in-law, Tona...
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Jeanne D'Orsay Holland

May 20, 1926 - June 15, 2014

Jeanne D’Orsay Bono Holland, 88, of Jacksonville AR, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday June 15, 2014. Jeanne was born in Little Rock, AR to John Talbat Bono and Myrl Ray Middleton on May 20, 1926. She graduated from Little Rock High School in 1943 and worked as a secretary at Crane Company. She married the love of her life, Thomas Jefferson Holland, on April 5, 1947. One of...
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Charles E. Jolly

May 13, 1930 - June 13, 2014

Charles Eugene Jolly, Jr. , 84, died on June 13, 2014. Mr. Jolly, the son of the late Charles E. Jolly, Sr. and Ruth Pierson Jolly, was born on May 13, 1930. He graduated with distinction from Emory University in 1952. He served as a sergeant in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Jolly was employed by Buckeye Cotton Oil Company and, later, Archer Daniels Midland...
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Matalie Webb

July 29, 1916 - June 12, 2014

Matalie Webb 97, of North Little Rock, Arkansas, passed away June 12, 2014. She was born July 29, 1916 in England, Arkansas and was the last surviving child of eight born to Joseph and Myra Webb. Matalie graduated as valedictorian from England High School in 1934. She earned a Teaching Degree from Central Baptist College in Conway, Arkansas graduating with highest honors. After teaching...
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Charles W. McCollum

April 22, 1948 - June 9, 2014

Charles W. McCollum 66, of Jacksonville, Arkansas passed away on Monday June 09, 2014 at a local hospital. Charles was born to the late Robert and Alice McCollum in Stillwell, Oklahoma on April 22, 1948.Charles is survived by his wife of 40 years Linda McCollum, sons Charles Jr. and Russell McCollum, Sister Karen McCollum and Brother Louis McCollum also one granddaughter Lily McCollum.Charles was...
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Donald Collie

March 14, 1929 - June 8, 2014

Donald David Collie, Sr., 85 of Cabot departed this life to begin his eternal life on June 8, 2014 at Spring Creek Nursing Home, Cabot, AR after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. He was born on March 14, 1929 to John and Minnie Ashley Collie in Batesville, Arkansas. Don graduated from Batesville High School in 1947 and attended Arkansas Tech in Russellville then returned to Batesville and...
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Madie L. Fields

November 7, 1920 - June 2, 2014

Madie L. Fields, 93 of Jacksonville, AR passed away surrounded by her family on Monday June 2, 2014. She was born to the late Charles and Minnie Lee Bryant on Sunday, November 7, 1920 in Austin, AR.She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Allen Edward Fields, one daughter Betty Schmidt, three sisters Charlene Bryant, Marian Glover and Barbara Bryant and two brothers Vance and Frank...
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Dolores J. Girone

May 30, 1933 - May 29, 2014

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

December 3, 1925 - May 28, 2014

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

February 25, 1940 - May 22, 2014

Charles E. (Ed) Butcher, Jr. of Sherwood Arkansas was born February 25, 1940 in Houston, Texas, and passed away on May 22, 2014 at his home in Sherwood. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Pauline Butcher, his children Beth Person and husband Scott of Little Rock, Becky Houser-Dyar and husband Tom of Bossier City, Louisiana, Jon Butcher of Little Rock, Bonnie Singer and husband Arden of ...
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Norman June Wakefield

June 15, 1937 - May 21, 2014

Norman J. Wakefield was born June 15th, 1937 in Shaburg, Arkansas and passed away at home in Beebe, Arkansas on May 21, 2014. He is survived by his children Terry Perry (Alan), Brenda Ramsey (Elbert), Keith Muckleroy, Carolyn France (Sammy) , David Wakefield (Annette) and Donna Wakefield (fiancé-Danny Carrington), as well as his grandchildren Ryan Annis, Ray Vines, Keith Jackson, ...
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John Girone

June 7, 1933 - May 17, 2014

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

January 6, 1958 - May 16, 2014

Visitation Wednesday May 21, 2014 from 6-8 pm Chapel Service Thursday May 22, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
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Mary Lee Harris

October 12, 1926 - May 7, 2014

Mary Lee Harris, 87, of Sherwood, passed away Wednesday May 7, 2014.  Mrs. Harris was born October 12, 1926 in Star City, Arkansas, to parents Earnest Williams and Ida Bradshaw Williams.  She married Oris W. Harris on May 3, 1946.  She was a faithful member of Victory Baptist Church, Sherwood, for 49 years.   She worked for Victory Baptist School in the cafeteria for a...
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Christina Michelle Dippel

May 15, 1972 - April 27, 2014

On April 27, 2014, Heaven gained another angel, Christi Griggs Dippel, 41, of Sherwood, Arkansas went to be with her Savior after a courageous battle with brain cancer. She was born May 15, 1972, in Cleveland, Mississippi. She was a graduate of Sylvan Hills High School and the University of Central Arkansas. Christi spent most of her adult life caring for other people's children as if they...
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Howard Boatright

March 14, 1931 - April 22, 2014

Day is done, gone the sun from the hill, from the sky all is well, safely rest safely rest All is well. Fading light dims the sight and a star gems the sky gleaming bright from afar, drawing nigh, falls the night Dear one, rest!
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James Robert Gwatney

February 11, 1927 - April 22, 2014

James Robert Gwatney was born in the family home in North Little Rock on February 11, 1927. He was the oldest of three children born to John Jackson Gwatney and Bertha Chenault Gwatney. He died on April 22, 2014 under hospice care. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Nora Griffin, and his wife of 40 years Jean Barefield Gwatney. He is survived by his daughter Marilyn Gwatney...
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Joe A Caple, Col. USAF, Ret.

December 21, 1929 - April 22, 2014

Joe A. Caple, Col. USAF Ret., aged 84, died on April 22, 2014 at his home at Foxridge Estates in Bryant, AR. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Marie Caple and grandson, Keith Caple. Joe was a member of the Lakewood United Methodist Church in North Little Rock for 51 years. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Teresa, son Guy Caple and wife Jan, daughters Jet Cuffman and...
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Frank A. Aiello

September 16, 1917 - April 21, 2014

Frank A. Aiello passed away on Monday, April 21, 2014. He was born in Memphis, TN, on September 6, 1917 and was one of nine children born to parents Frank A. and Mary Aiello. Frank was a charter member of the Park Hill Christian Church established in 1949. He was a faithful husband to Fay Winningham Aiello for 53 years. Frank was a 32nd degree Mason with the Crescent Masonic Lodge and the...
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Linda L. Paulsen

September 22, 1944 - April 21, 2014

Linda Lou Paulsen went to be with our Lord April 21, 2014. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Gerry, her mothers, Janetta Saville Seuberth and Merle Seuberth and her father, Lewis Seuberth. Linda was a beloved mother, grandmother and sister who always lived life to the fullest. Linda is survived by her daughter Felicia (James) Racey, two adored grandsons, Paul and Austin Racey, two...
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Paula Denise Holley

August 4, 1966 - April 19, 2014

Paula Denise Holley 47, of North Little Rock passed away Saturday April 19, 2014 at a local hospital. She was born August 4, 1966 in Little Rock, to James and Dianna. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Buford and Kathryn Camp and Monroe and Lillie Holley. She is survived by father James Holley (Mary), and mother Dianna Smith, one daughter Danielle Ferguson (Brandon) of...
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Edith B Kinney

July 27, 1918 - April 19, 2014

Edith B. Kinney, 95, of North Little Rock passed away April 19, 2014 For the first 94 years of her life she lived within eight miles of the Arkansas State Capitol building before moving to be near family in Texas in 2012. She is survived by her son Dick C. Kinney and his wife Kay of Bedford, Texas, and granddaughters Kim Kinney of O'Fallon, MO, and Emily Kinney of Grapevine, Texas. She is...
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Patricia Dunn

September 15, 1938 - April 18, 2014

Patricia Dunn 75 of North Little Rock, Arkansas passed away April 18, 2014. She was born on September 15, 1938. Patricia will be greatly missed by all who loved and cared for her. Services will be at a later date.
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Clyde E. Sory

February 16, 1916 - April 17, 2014

Clyde E. Sory 98 of Sherwood passed away April 17, 2014. He was born Febuary 16, 1916. Visitation will be Wednesday April 23, 2014 at 10:00am with a gravside service to follow at 11:00 am at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home, 7724 Landers Rd, N.L.R. AR, 72117
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Clarence E Hunter

November 18, 1949 - April 17, 2014

Clarence E. Hunter, 64, of Redfield, Arkansas passed away April 17, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 18, 1949 to the late Clarence and Mary Hunter. He is survived by his wife Patricia Hunter of 14 years, his stepson Johnny Williams (Heather), his stepdaughter, Rebecca Smart (Richard), his grandchildren, Dylan Williams, Hailey Oliver, Ralexus Smart, and Jaycee Smart,...
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Clarence Hunter

November 18, 1949 - April 17, 2014

Clarence E Hunter 64 of Redfield, Arkansas passed away April 17, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 18, 1949 to the late Clarence and Mary Hunter. He is survived by his wife Patricia Hunter of 14 years, his stepson Johnny Williams(Heather), his stepdaughter Rebecca Smart(Richard), his grandchildren Dylan Williams, Hailey Oliver, Ralexus Smart, and Jaycee Smart, four...
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Robert L Grimes

December 4, 1922 - April 15, 2014

Robert L. Grimes 91, of Austin, Arkansas went home to be with the Lord on April 15, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Robert was born to Leslie and Olive (Renner) Grimes on December 4, 1922 in Kokomo, Indiana. He was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Richard Grimes and one sister, Roseland Grimes. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Naomi K, (Ploughe) Grimes and eight...
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Helen Janice Harbison

May 24, 1922 - April 10, 2014

Helen J Harbison 91, of Little Rock went home to be with the Lord on April 10, 2014. She was born on May 24, 1922 to William and Cora Purcell in Equality, IL. "Mema", as she was known to her family, went back to school at the age of 40 where she received her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from UALR. After teaching kindergarten at Franklin Elementary School for 14 years, she retired in...
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Dana Jo Smith

June 25, 1953 - April 7, 2014

"Dana Jo Smith, age 60, of Cabot was called home by our Lord and Savior, Monday, April 7, 2014. She was born June 25, 1953 in Little Rock to John Daniel and JoAnn Holman. Dana was very devoted to her family and to her faith. She attended Lonoke Baptist Church and was employed with the Lonoke County Sheriff's Department. Dana devoted her life to her husband, children, grandchildren and that...
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Leon Redd

August 8, 1948 - April 4, 2014

Oliver Leon Redd, 65 of Jacksonville Arkansas passed away April 4, 2014 at his residence. He was born August 8, 1948 in Newport, Arkansas. He is survived by his loving wife, Pamela Redd, of 48 years. He was also survived by his daughter Suzanne Jeffries of North Little Rock, Arkansas and son Bryan Redd of Sherwood. Also survived by his brother, Johnny Redd of Bryant, Arkansas and two sisters,...
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Gary Allen Smith

October 20, 1946 - April 4, 2014

Gary Allen Smith, age 67, of Jacksonville, AR, passed away on Friday, April 4, 2014 at Little Rock, Arkansas. Gary was born on October 20, 1946 in Hot Springs, Arkansas to parents, Grace Evelyn and James Smith, Jr. He was preceded in death by his parents, twin brother, Jerry Smith and sons Billy Anderson and Jason Smith. Gary married Linda Pope in North Little Rock on September 29,...
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Gary William Gould

August 24, 1946 - March 31, 2014

Gary William Gould, 67, of Edgemont, Arkansas left this life on March 31, 2014. Gary is preceded in death by his son, Brian Gould and mother Dorothy Gould. He is survived by his loving wife Judy Gould of 48 years and daughter Tracey Spencer (Douglas) of Herndon, VA, brother David Gould of Naples, Florida, sister Janet Vercellino (Pete) of Decatur, Illinois. Four grandchildren, Hunter Gould of...
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Marc Jess Henley

March 8, 1960 - March 27, 2014

Marc Jess Henley age 54 died Thursday, March 27, in Conway, Arkansas. He was the son of George F and Trudy Wackerly Henley. He is preceded in death by his father and is survived by his mother and three brothers; Michael (Carol Ann), Rickey and Eddie (Dianne) as well as his two sons; Lucus of Little Rock and Matthew (Diana) of Enterprise, Alabama, also two granddaughters Noa and Avery. Marc was a...
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Jimmy Don Johnson

October 3, 1940 - March 26, 2014

Jimmy Don Johnson of Sherwood was born October 3, 1940 in Cave City, Arkansas to Fred Johnson and Lucille Watkins Johnson. He passed away on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 in Sherwood, Arkansas and is survived by his Children, Debbie Snyder Kowalsky of Sherwood, Lee Ann Smith of Cabot and Lisa Thompson of Phoenix, Arizona. Other survivors include his sister Barbara Myers of Tennessee as well as...
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Thomas Organ

January 20, 1937 - March 22, 2014

Thomas Patrick Organ was born January 20, 1937 in Montague, Massachusetts to John Leo Organ and Mary Margaret Callaghan Organ. Tom went in peace with the Lord on March 22, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Mary Calucci and Julia Welenc and one brother, Jim Organ. He is survived by his sister Elizabeth Sullivan. His four children were his heroes and he leaves them to...
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Mary Louise Dillon

December 28, 1930 - March 22, 2014

Mary Louise Dillon 83 of North Little Rock Arkansas went to be with the Lord on March 22, 2014 She is survived by her sisters Ruth (Jim) Davis and Helen (Paul) Walker also four children Charlotte Dillon David (Sue) Dillon, Carolyn Dover and Paul (Shelley) Dillon and five grandchildren. She actively participated in Catholic Daughters of America, serving as Court and State Regent for many years....
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Johnie Lawrence

September 9, 1933 - March 19, 2014

Mr. Johnie Lawrence Jr., 80, of Jacksonville, AR, went home to be with his Lord on March 19, 2014, at his home surrounded be his wife, family and friends in Jacksonville, AR. Johnie was born September 09, 1933. He was preceded in death by his parents Johnie and Clara Lawrence, sisters Ruth Ann Green, Lillie Mae Brown and Marcie Jean Session. Johnie is survived by his loving wife of 59 years...
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Kenneth Leger

January 5, 1937 - March 19, 2014

Kenneth G. Leger of Sherwood passed away March 19, 2014. Born on January 5, 1937 to Edwin F. and Laurette Dumont Leger. He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers Robert, Edwin and Edward Leger. Kenneth is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Betty Jo, daughters Lynda Jo Palmer (J. W.) of Cabot, Brenda Leger of NLR and grandchildren Julie Davidson, Kevin Staples, Mark Staples,...
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Opal Mae (Casey) Sullivant

May 17, 1922 - March 17, 2014

Opal Mae (Casey) Sullivant of North Little Rock (formerly of Pine Bluff, AR) was born May 17, 1922 at Dexter, AR to the late Joe E. Casey and Lucy Ann (King) Casey and died March 17, 2014. She was of Baptist faith and a member of Victory Baptist Church, Sherwood, AR. She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Sullivant, step-son Tommy Sullivant, brothers J.W. Casey, Joe Casey, Royce Casey and...
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Bobbie Nichoalds

February 9, 1943 - March 13, 2014

Bobbie Lynn Nichoalds, 71, of Lonoke, Arkansas was born February 9th, 1943 in Nashville, Arkansas to the late Woodrow and Beatrice McLarty and passed away in North Little Rock on Thursday, March 13th, 2014. She is survived by her husband and soul mate David Nichoalds whom she married on August 31, 1990, as well as her children Jessica Eoff of Porter, Texas and Natalie Dickens of Texarkana,...
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Ivan Dollar

March 13, 2014

Ivan F. Dollar, 71, of Scott, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014 surrounded by his wife and kids. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ivan T. & Helen Dollar; two brothers, Cleon F. Dollar and Jean E. Dollar; a sister, Colleen Dollar. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Helen Dollar; daughters, Denise Mooney (Terry) of Beebe, Anita Dollar of Scott; son, Rev. Fredrick Dollar (Jenny) of...
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Lila Lea Rodman

July 12, 1925 - March 12, 2014

Lila Lea Rodman, age 88, of Lonoke passed away on March 12, 2014. Lila was born in Willow Lake, South Dakota to parents Samuel A. and Mae M. Thorne. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 62 years, Hoyt Rodman. She is survived by her daughter, Christy Lea Boles and her husband Dick Boles of Little Rock and her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Joe and Margaret Rodman of...
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Wallace D Williford

June 28, 1928 - March 8, 2014

W. D. "Happy" Williford passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Wisteria Gardens in Pooler, GA. He was born June 28, 1918 in Jacksonville, AR and lived most of his life in North Little Rock, AR before moving to Savannah, GA seven years ago. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Sarah Marie Dawson Williford; his parents, Ernest Williford and Eric Williford...
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Pattie Chism

February 28, 2014

Pattie Sue Chism, 78, passed away February 28, 2014. She was born in Rison, AR on June 14, 1935 to Nickey and Bessie (Dodd) James. She was a retired beautician from J.C.Penneys. She is preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Virginia James and Sandra Nolan, brother, Albert James, daughter, Lea Ann Thrower and granddaughter, Angela Gail Thrower. She is survived by two sisters, Wanda Leopard...
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Effie L Hanks

March 29, 1912 - February 27, 2014

Effie Lillian Williamson Hanks, 101, of Sherwood went home to be with her Lord on February 27, 2014. She was born March 29, 1912 in Cato to William Edwin and Candy Cole Williamson. She was married to Roby Hanks in 1927. They were married for 63 years until her husband's death at age 80 in 1990. They had eight children and the eight survive her: Edna Durham of Waco, Tx; Billie Ryle of Kansas...
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Jean Rankin

January 27, 1927 - February 19, 2014

Jean Rankin age 87of North Little Rock, Arkansas, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, February 19. She will be remembered for her friendly smile and kind ways. She deeply loved her family and was dedicated to her church. Jean was a faithful member of Park Place Baptist Church where she served as church secretary for over 30 years. She was preceded in death by her husband LeRoy Rankin of...
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Jessica Hinson-Myers

August 14, 1985 - February 15, 2014

Jessica Hinson-Myers, 28, of Cabot went to be with her mom on Sat, Feb. 15, 2014. She was born Aug.14, 1985 in TN. She was the daughter of Greg Hinson of TN, and late Diane Hinson of N.L.R. Survived by husband Tony Myers of Cabot, son Kaleb (father Alan Winchester) of Cabot, brother Cody Hinson of FL. and many more family and friends. Services are Tues. Feb.18 at Griffin Leggett-Rest Hills, 7724...
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Deborah Ann Maher

October 28, 1950 - February 12, 2014

Deborah Ann Maher, 63, of Sherwood, peacefully passed into the next life while being embraced by her loving family on February 12th. She is survived by her husband, David, of 32 years; her children, Jennifer, and Jeffrey; her mother, Rueline of Little Rock; and her brother, Kevin. She will be remembered for her ever-loving heart, persevering strength, her compassion and friendliness to all....
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George Cook

December 27, 1920 - February 11, 2014

George Edwin Cook born December 27, 1920, passed away on February 11, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Rena; daughter, Margaret (Joe); son Edwin (Jane) and his sister, Shirley Jenson and 3 grandchildren: Katie, John and Paul. Mr. Cook was a member of the Methodist Church all of his life and sang in the choir. He served as an Army T/4 Sgt. during World War II and later worked as a cook for the...
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Leslie D Roe

September 27, 1938 - February 11, 2014

Leslie D Roe, 75, of North Little Rock, AR passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on February 11, 2014. He was born September 27, 1938 in Stuttgart, AR on the Brown farm to the late Elzy Roe, wife Beulah and the late Emma O. Longmuir, husband John. He was also preceded in death by his sister Maxine Hall. He was survived by his loving wife of 30 years Mary Kay Roe, son Clint Roe of West...
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Lera Ruth Merritt

November 1, 1927 - February 11, 2014

Lera Ruble Merritt, age 86, of North Little Rock, AR joined a host of her family and friends in Heaven on February 10, 2014. She is predeceased by her parents, John B. and Gertie Ruble, her Husband, E.T. Merritt and son-in-law, Michael T. Sherwood. Born November 1, 1927, Lera graduated from Wheatley High School in 1945. She moved to Little Rock where she attended Draughn Business School. She...
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Rhode Blanchard Causey, Jr.

January 5, 1942 - February 10, 2014

Rhode Blanchard Causey, Jr., age 72, of Maumelle passed away on February 10, 2014 surrounded by his family. He was born on January 5, 1942 in Little Rock and lived his entire life in the area. Blanchard was preceded in death by his parents Rhode Causey, Sr. and Daisy Reed Causey. He is survived by the love of his life for 54 years, wife Lynn Causey; daughter Daria Aldridge (Art) of Maumelle;...
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Basil E. Hendrixson

December 27, 1931 - February 7, 2014

Basil E. Hendrixson, MD, 82, of Maumelle passed away Friday, February 7, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 27, 1931, in Judsonia, Arkansas. Dr. Hendrixson is survived by his wife, Doris; daughter, Deborah Germany; grandson, Colin Germany; and niece, Joy Spearman. A private graveside service will be held Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 10 a.m., at Griffin Leggett Rest...
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Claudette Gilchrist

November 22, 1976 - February 1, 2014

Claudette Gilchrist, 37, of Vilonia, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Saturday February, 1, 2014. She was born November 22, 1976 in Jacksonville, Arkansas. She is survived by her loving husband David Jr. and children, two sons David III, and Chance; two daughters, Hope and Faith and brother, James David Allwhite (Shana), sister, Ann Martin (Chris). Also survived by her grandmother...
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Sue Harris Weddle

October 23, 1931 - February 1, 2014

Sue Harris Weddle, 82, of Little Rock died Saturday, February 1, 2014. She was born in Forrest City to J.E. and Marie Harris. She was a member of Winfield United Methodist Church and retired from the Bess Chisum Stephens YWCA. She attended Little Rock Junior College and graduated from Arkansas State Teachers College (now UCA) where she met her future husband Bob Weddle. They were married for...
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Shelly Miller

January 30, 2014

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Mary E. Stelzl

January 29, 2014

Stelzl, Mary Elizabeth, age 89 of Maumelle AR, died Wednesday January 29, 2014. She is survived by son Rev. Jim Stelzl and wife Maudie, Daughter-in-law Pamela Stelzl, 10 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents Zebulin and Margaret Raulerson, her sister, Louise McCauley, her brother, Thomas Raulerson, and her husband Fredrick...
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Carl Marcelle Conners, I

November 29, 1948 - January 27, 2014

Carl Marcelle Conners I, 65, of Hot Springs Arkansas, completed his journey on this Earth January 27th 2014 surrounded by his family. He was born in Quincy IL on November 29th 1948 to Arthur and Laura (Applegate) Conners. He and Candace Coleman were married on March 18th 1967. They were blessed with 3 children, Laura Anne, Brooke Michelle, and Carl Marcelle II. He was preceded in death by his...
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Betty Jo Evans Ketzscher

August 3, 1928 - January 26, 2014

BETTY JO EVANS KETZSCHER passed away peacefully at Hospice Home Care on January 26, 2014, at the age of 85. Betty was predeceased by her husband, C. Byron Ketzscher, her beloved mother and father, Bess Copeland Evans and R.H."Bob" Evans, and brother, Donald Evans. She is survived by her sister, Bobbie Maloney of Harrisburg, Pa., daughter, Shannon (Lonnie) James of Charleston, S.C. and her son...
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Sherryl Ann Harvey

December 2, 1957 - January 26, 2014

On January 26th, 2014, Sherryl Ann Harvey passed away quietly and quickly at the Baptist Medical Center North in North Little Rock, AR. She suffered with complications related to diabetes for several years. She is the daughter of Charles E. Harvey and Jo Lanell (Rogers) Harvey. She was born on December 2, 1957 in Benton, AR. She loved her family and friends and enjoyed all her cousins,...
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Sarrah J Martin

March 25, 1949 - January 21, 2014

Sarrah J. "Bobo" Martin 64 of Jacksonville, AR. Past away on January 21, 2014 at home surrounded by her family. Survived by her daughter, Debbie Light and her fiance James Winters, her two grandsons Austin "Hunter" Whitt and Garrett Thomas Whitt and great granddaughter Faith Elizabeth Kennedy. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, and sister-law Susan Bobo and best friend Mike Martin....
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Maureen L Delgado

June 21, 1960 - January 12, 2014

Maureen "Reenie" Delgado age 53. went to see our Lord and Savior on January 12, 2014. She lived her live with enthusiasm and determination. She is preceded in death by her mother, Marjorie Favre and stepfather Paul Favre. She leaves behind three children Jody (Shannon) Lewis, from Alexander, AR; Brandi (Kenny) Smith from West Plains, MO; and, Zachary (Savanna) Styers of No Little Rock. She also...
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Viola Mae Martin

May 1, 1936 - January 11, 2014

Viola Mae Martin 77 of Mabelvale, AR passed away Saturday January 11, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Little Rock, AR to the late Arthur and Lillie Mae Criswell. She is survived by by her husband Jesse Martin of Mabelvale, son Floyd Knighton of Hot Springs one daughter Karen Fletcher of Terrell, TX. Grandchildren Donna Smith, Christina, Herbie Fletcher of Terrall, TX....
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June Griffin

December 27, 1938 - January 6, 2014

Our beloved mother, June Griffin, passed away on January 6, 2014. She was born in Lumber City, Georgia on December 27, 1938. She is survived by two daughters: Jill Wirzfeld (Rob) of Mabelvale, AR, Karen Harris (Alan) of Austin, AR, 3 grandchildren: Casey, Katelyn, and Haley, also survived by 2 sisters: Inez Varnadoe and Alice Scruggs of Georgia along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A...
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Felecia Noggle Standridge Cavender

February 22, 1935 - January 6, 2014

"A Better Place" There's a place I've never seen beyond this world we know, A place I've only heard of but someday hope to go. It's not on any map, there are no roads to take me there, but it's a place of perfect peace where hearts are free from care and though I understand some may be saddened when I leave one day we all will meet again, that's what I believe. Felecia Noggle Standridge...
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Carl Gurtler

June 1, 1921 - January 5, 2014

Carl Gurtler, 92, passed away Sunday, January 5, 2014, a resident of Jacksonville, Arkansas and former resident of Birmingham, Alabama. Born June 1, 1921 in Cumberland, Maryland. Beloved Son, Brother, Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great-Great Grandfather. Preceded in death by Father and Mother, Irma Elwin Osbourne Gurtler and William Carl Gurtler, Wife, Florence Morgan Gurtler, Brother...
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Charles Edward Hollis, Jr

September 10, 1937 - January 5, 2014

Charles Edward Hollis Jr 76 of North Little Rock was born September 10, 1937 in Little Rock to parents Charles Edward Hollis Sr. and Lela Douglass Hollis Calhoun and passed away on January 5, 2014 in North Little Rock. He attended Amarillo High School and was a retired truck driver for Jones Truck Lines. He was a member of the Teamsters local 878 and Rose City United Methodist Church. He...
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Joyce "Mimi" Noble

March 15, 1926 - January 3, 2014

Joyce Jones Noble, affectionately known as Mimi, passed away peacefully on January 3, 2014; she was 87. The only child to her parents, Mimi began her life in Bergman, Arkansas, on March 15, 1926 and lived there until early adulthood. After moving to Little Rock, she met and married her former husband, Allen. While raising her family in Little Rock, Mimi was co-owner of Gay-Lyn's Fashions,...
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James Allen Turpin

November 19, 1931 - January 2, 2014

James Allen Turpin, age 82, of North Little Rock, AR, passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2014. He was born on November 19, 1931 in Somerset, KY to his parents, Clarence Turpin and Luanna Crocket Turpin. James married his sweetheart, Margie Todd in Montgomery, AL on April 6, 1952. . He graduated from Somerset High in 1948. He served in the Air Force for 27 years and was a veteran of the...
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Wayne Clements

December 15, 1929 - December 31, 2013

Wayne Lovell Clements, age 84, of North Little Rock died Tuesday, December 31st, 2013. He was born December 15th, 1929 to Leroy and Thelma Buchanan Clements and grew up in Rising Sun, Indiana. He served in the US Army and US Air Force, retiring from the Air Force in 1970. He then worked and retired from Rising Sun Utilities, and took residence in North Little Rock, Ar. with his wife Betty. In...
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Dan Ward Marvin

November 3, 1973 - December 30, 2013

Daniel Ward Marvin, 40, of Sherwood, AR, passed from this life on December 30, 2013, at his home. He is now at peace in the presence of our Savior. Dan was born on November 3, 1973, in Rapid City, South Dakota, the son of Chief Master Sergeant and Mrs. Mike Marvin. He and his brother, Drew, had LOTS of exciting boyhood adventures as they lived in Germany and across the United States with their...
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Billy Harkness

September 13, 1929 - December 29, 2013

Billy F. Harkness, 84, of North Little Rock passed away unexpectedly Sunday, December 29th, 2013. He was born in Belleville, Arkansas to the late Clyde and Nellie Bowden Harkness. He was an Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his brother Robert C. Harkness, his sister Regina H. Smith and very special friend Florence H. Houston. He is survived by his brother James R. Harkness, several...
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Shirley E Hardy

December 18, 1935 - December 26, 2013

Shirley Earnestine Hardy Born December 18, 1935 in Poplar Bluff, Mo departed this life on December 26, 2013. Shirley is preceded in death by daughter, Brenda Lee Oldham, her parents William Amos and Mattie Marie Ward, 3 brothers William (Bill) Laverne, Raymond Amos and Richard Michael (Mick) and 1 sister Imogene (Jeannie) Christine Mueller. She is survived by her loving husband of 59...
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Mary Esther McKoy

August 17, 1914 - December 21, 2013

Mary E. McKoy was born August 17, 1914 in the city of Battle Creek, Michigan and departed this life on December 21, 2013 at the age of 99. Preceded in death by husband, Robert McKoy; Stepdaughter Dorothy McDonald, parents, George Garfield Cheatham. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Laverne Cheatham, Hamilton Cheatham, Charles Cheatham, Willie Cheatham, Paul Leonard Cheatham and Hubert...
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Mary McKoy

August 17, 1914 - December 21, 2013

Mary E. McKoy was born August 17, 1914 in the city of Battle Creek, Michigan and departed this life on December 21, 2013 at the age of 99. Preceded in death by husband, Robert McKoy; Stepdaughter Dorothy McDonald, parents, George Garfield Cheatham. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Laverne Cheatham, Hamilton Cheatham, Charles Cheatham, Willie Cheatham, Paul Leonard Cheatham and Hubert...
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Dale Wayne Mauldin

September 15, 1941 - December 19, 2013

Dale Wayne Mauldin, 72, of Jacksonville, AR passed away Thursday, December 19th, 2013 at the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin, Georgia. A Memorial service will be held Saturday December 28th at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel at Griffin Leggett-Rest Hills, 7724 Landers Rd., North Little Rock, AR with Brother Paul Rice officiating. There will be a viewing 2 hours prior to the service. The family...
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Brenda Gail Rowell

September 2, 1953 - December 19, 2013

Brenda Gail Rowell of Sherwood was born September 2, 1953 in Shreveport, Louisiana to parents Elbert Siders and Maudie Womack Siders and passed away on December 19, 2013. She is survived by her parents, her husband Bobby Rowell and her children Jeremy Henry and his wife Melanee of Cabot and Leana Edrington and her husband Clint of Little Rock, her grandchildren Timothy and Savannah Henry and Max...
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Don Eichler

July 19, 1931 - December 14, 2013

Don "Smurf" Eichler, 82 of North Little Rock AR died December 14, 2013 he was born July 19, 1931 proceeded in death by his mother and father Gene and Fritz Eichler. He is survived by his wife Mary "Bobbi" Eichler; four daughters Donna Rios, Susan Eichler, Lydia Farnam, and Mary Jo Zakrzewski; four grandchildren Joe Rios, Mandy Rios, Travis Barton and Max Zakrzewski and six great grandchildren...
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Marjorie Marge Barkley

April 10, 1922 - December 10, 2013

Marjorie (Marge) Barkley, 91, formerly of Little Rock, passed away peacefully, Tuesday morning, December 10, 2013 in Plano, Texas. Marge was born April 10, 1922, in Hamburg, Arkansas. She was the daughter of the late Marjorie and Marion Bujarski. Marge worked at CBS, Channel 11, in Little Rock and was retired from Texas Eastern Transmission (Spectra Energy). She is survived by her children,...
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Delores Maxine Dodson Nichols

August 25, 1932 - December 2, 2013

Delores Maxine Dodson Nichols, 81 of Cabot passed away December 2,2013 at a local hospital. Delores was born August 25,1932 in Plumerville. A memorial service will be planned at a later date in Missouri. Arrangements intrusted to Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home, 7724 Landers Road, NLR, AR 501-835-3515
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Larry Henderson

December 6, 1947 - December 2, 2013

Dr. Larry M. Henderson age 65 of Sherwood died December 2,2013 after a long battle with cancer. He was born Dec. 6th, 1947 to P.W. and Eunice Henderson of England, AR. Larry chose to write his own obituary as follows. To my family and friends: I chose to write my final thoughts to my loved ones. This should in no way convey any feelings of self importance or ego on my part, it is just a final...
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Milo Garron Hamilton

July 23, 1924 - November 26, 2013

Milo Garron Hamilton, 89, of Sherwood, passed away Tuesday November 26, 2013. He was the son of John Joseph and Maude E. Hamilton of North Little Rock. Milo was a retired credit and office manager of Davidson Furniture Company and one of the founding members of Sherwood First Baptist Church. He loved what ever the current Hog sport was ongoing, but mostly loved his wife of 66 years, the rest of...
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Sherry L. Paul

September 16, 1953 - November 24, 2013

Sherry L. Paul , age 60, of Jacksonville, AR, passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2013. She was born on September 16, 1953 in Little Rock, AR to her parents, Frank Vorster and Betty Weisenfels Vorster. Sherry will be remembered by her loving husband of 30 years, Donald Paul and their children Emily Paul and Ethan Paul of Jacksonville, AR, step-daughter Lisa Milam of Austin, AR, step-son Daniel...
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Martha Ann Brown

July 25, 1941 - November 21, 2013

Martha Ann Brown, 72, died November 21, 2013. She is survived by her husband, Gordon Brown of Scott, AR and her son Darryl Brown and his wife, Arlette. She was a fun-loving, sweet and spunky lady who loved animals and especially her birds Gabby and Bongo and her little guy, Nutmeg. She was a floral designer for many years and flowers were always her passion. She adored pandas and penguins and was...
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James Cecil Rounsavall

August 22, 1916 - November 21, 2013

James Cecil Rounsavall, age 97, of Sherwood, passed away November 21, 2013 and was born in Hazen, Arkansas on August 22, 1916. He was a retired officer in the Army National Guard, retiring in 1976 after 32 years of service to his country. Mr. Rounsavall was a faithful member of the Westpark Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses where he served as an elder for many years. He was preceded in death...
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Ralph Green

May 17, 1944 - November 20, 2013

Ralph Edward Green 69 of North Little Rock went to be with our Heavenly Father on November 20, 2013, after a long battle of many health issues. He was born on May 17, 1944 to the late Elbert and Lessie Green of Mayflower. Ralph was preceded in death by his brother Joe Green of Reno, Nevada. He is survived by his daughter Tina Chwalinski, grandson Zack Chwalinski both of North Little Rock. Two...
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Lillian "June" Steinmetz

November 2, 1935 - November 17, 2013

Lillian Mae (June) Steinmetz, age 78, our loving mother who celebrated life daily with all those that knew her, has gone to heaven. A lifelong resident of North Little Rock, June passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2013. She was born on November 2, 1935, in Coy, AR, the daughter of the late John W. and Lottie Mae Windom. Orphaned early in her life, June was to become what many would call a...
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Jack C. McGlothin

November 27, 1924 - November 15, 2013

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