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

Erner Jones

May 7, 1942 - January 14, 2017

Erner Jones, Jr., 74, of Sherwood passed away January 14, 2017. He was born May 7, 1942 in Little Rock, AR to the late Dr. Erner Jones and Mary Virginia Jones.He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Joan Jones; a son, Bret Jones (Gigi) of Colorado; daughters Christy Wagner (Rodney) of Cabot, Lori Peterson (Kurt) of Colorado and Kelly Crowson (Jay) of Little Rock. He was deeply loved by his...
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Willie Bell Baker

December 27, 1947 - January 13, 2017

Willie B. Baker, 69, departed this life Friday, January 13, 2017 at Springhill Baptist Medical Center. She retired from Baptist Medical Center after over 35 years of service. She is preceded in death by parents Kinchon and Dorothy Edmond, brothers Carl, Dewitt and Sylvester; sisters Adlean, Annye Marie and Mildred.She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Clark Baker, Sr. of North Little Rock...
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Dan Daniels

December 28, 1930 - January 8, 2017

Dan Robin Daniels, 86, of North Little Rock “stepped into glory” on January 8, 2017 to reunite with his loved ones who had gone before him. Dan was born December 28, 1930 to J.C. and Dora Ethel Daniels in Carlisle, AR. He is survived by his wife, Ryuko Daniels and first wife, Carolyn Pledger; daughters Brenda Von Ohlen and Sheila Crum Laird (Robert) and Felicia Rendon (Danny); and son...
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Janice K. Daniel

October 11, 1948 - January 7, 2017

BooBoo, a.k.a. Janice Daniel, 68, of North Little Rock, AR went to be with the Lordon Saturday, January 7, 2017. She is preceded in death by her parents, E.G. andCamilla Markle and brother, Greg Markle. Janice is survived by her sons, Kevin R.Smith (Candy) and Dustin Daniel (Amy); grandsons, Bryar Smith, Alex Lowry, andCole Ritter; granddaughters, Emma Lowry and Tori Ritter; great grandsonKoleson...
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Jasper Hoover

October 14, 1923 - January 7, 2017

Jasper Beaird Hoover left to be with the Lord early Saturday, January 7th. She was born the youngest of eight children October 14th, 1923 in Union Parish Louisiana to James and Martha Eliza Beaird. Jasper married Paul D. Hoover in New Orleans, Louisiana December 23rd, 1959. They moved to Little Rock in 1962 and settled in Sherwood where they raised their family.Jasper graduated from Louisiana...
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Dixie L. Fink

March 31, 1934 - January 5, 2017

Dixie Louise Herrington Fink, age 82, passed Thursday morning January 5, 2017 to be with her Lord. She was born on March 31, 1934 in Quitman, Louisiana. Dixie grew up in the rural areas of northern Louisiana. When she was eighteen her family moved to North Little Rock, Arkansas where she met her husband, Jimmy Harold Fink. They made North Little Rock and the Scott area their home for most of the...
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Karen Hope Lawman

January 5, 1938 - January 4, 2017

Karen Hope Lawman, 78 of Springdale, Arkansas, formerly of North Little Rock, Arkansas, passed away on January 4, 2017 in Branson, Missouri. Born in Eureka Kansas, she completed college at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and her master's degree in social work from the University of Tennessee. She served America's heroes for over 40 years at the Central Arkansas Veterans...
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William C. Howerton

February 3, 1932 - January 1, 2017

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

March 1, 1929 - January 1, 2017

Elvis Lacy Singleton, Jr., 87, of North Little Rock passed away on January 1, 2017. He was born in Marked Tree, Arkansas to the late Elvis L. Singleton, Sr. and Alma Young Singleton. Elvis joined the U. S. Army in 1955, serving as a tank operator. He was a resident of North Little Rock for many years, serving on the board for the Arkansas Optical Association and co-owner of Arkansas Optical...
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Martha Agnes Kelley

February 9, 1917 - December 29, 2016

Martha Agnes Kelley, 99, of North Little Rock, passed away December 29, 2016. Agnes was born February 9, 1917 in Ashley County, Arkansas to the late William David Peden and Margaret Virginia Hammock Peden. She graduated from Hamburg High School, Hamburg, Arkansas and married her childhood sweetheart, Ernest (Red) Kelley in 1934, moving to Little Rock in 1944.She was a retired Sears employee and a...
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Bobby Joe McPhetridge

May 27, 1929 - December 24, 2016

Bobby Joe McPhetridge, 87, of Sherwood passed away Saturday, December 24th. He was a resident of Sherwood Nursing Home for many years. In keeping with his wishes, Bobby was cremated and a private memorial service for the family will be held at a latter date.
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Carlton C. JACKSON

October 30, 1919 - December 21, 2016

Carlton C. Jackson, age 97, of North Little Rock, passed away December 21, 2016.He is survived by his wife of nearly 76 years, Charlie Mae Jackson; two daughters, Jan Alexander and husband Jim and Carolyn Tolley and husband Henry; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.He retired from the Army Corp of Engineers, was a member of Park Hill Baptist Church and an avid Razorback fan.Graveside...
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Bobby Ray Beatty

December 7, 1931 - December 16, 2016

Bobby Ray Beatty, 85, of North Little Rock, passed away December 16, 2016. He was born December 7, 1931 in Flora, Mississippi to the late Albert and Velma Echols Beatty. Bob was a man of immense character and the highest integrity. Known and loved by those who knew him as a man with a quick Witt, great sense of humor, and always had the best advice to give, whether you asked for it or not, advice...
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Eugene Bernard Hansen

July 19, 1954 - December 11, 2016

Eugene B. (Gene) Hansen, Jr., 62, of Jacksonville, passed away Sunday, December 11, 2016. Gene was born July 19, 1954, on Feamcom AFB in Tachikawa, Japan. He is preceded in death by his father, Eugene B. Hansen, Sr., and sisters Elizabeth (Bob) Winkler and Linda Hansen-Staver. He leaves behind his mother, Thelma Hansen, of Jacksonville, his wife, Janet, of Sherwood, sons Justin (Crystal) Hansen...
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Betty Simpson

June 8, 1939 - December 11, 2016

Betty Simpson, 77, of Jacksonville passed away on December 11th, 2016. She was born in Geyer Springs, Arkansas on June 8, 1939. She was preceded in death by her son Mike Simpson. She leaves behind a loving husband Merodith Henry “Peck” Simpson; sons Jerry, Mark, and Danny Simpson. Betty is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Betty made the world a better...
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Robert G. Marsh

February 19, 1930 - December 11, 2016

Robert G. “Bob” Marsh went to his Lord and Savior after a sudden illness Sunday, December 11, 2016. Bob was born February 19, 1930, in Newport, Kentucky, to Toy Guy Marsh and Helen Westerman Marsh. Bob attended Newport High School and graduated college with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1951. During the Korean War, he served...
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John Robert Baugh

October 20, 1921 - December 9, 2016

John Robert Baugh, Sr., 95, of North Little Rock passed away on December 9th at the Ft. Roots Veterans Medical Center. Born in Kensett, Arkansas to parents Bruce and Gertrude Crow, John joined the U. S. Navy in 1941 - 1943, serving on the destroyer U. S. S. Calhoun as a Radar/Sonar technician during the epic battle of Guadalcanal. After leaving the Navy, John and Jean came together on a dance...
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Nancy L. Gage

March 4, 1944 - December 8, 2016

Nancy Gage, age 72 of Bryant, AR, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, December 8, 2016. Awaiting her arrival in Heaven were her brother, Lewis Ray Dannels, husband Bill Gage, and son Vince Sullivan. She leaves behind to cherish her memory: her brothers, Mike Dannels and wife Karla, and Charles Justis; her children, Michele Tyson and husband Randy, Milarka Walker,...
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Freddie Ray DAVIDSON

March 25, 1943 - December 6, 2016

Freddie Ray Davidson, 73, of North Little Rock passed away December 6, 2016. He was born March 25, 1943 to Raymond and Hester Davidson. Freddie served in the United States Air Force, loved fishing and looked forward to his annual camping trip with friends. His favorite pastime was anything he did with his grandson Tyler.Freddie was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his...
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Wayne Smith

December 5, 1933 - December 4, 2016

Wayne B. Smith Sr., 82, departed this life on Sunday, December 4, 2016. He was born December 5, 1933. He grew up in Dyess, Arkansas and moved to North Little Rock as a teenager with his family.Wayne is preceded in death by his parents George B. and Verda Smith, brothers Bobby and Jacky Smith, and sister Margaret Cox.Wayne is survived by two children Wayne (Tinker) Smith, Jr (Jo) of Mayflower,...
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Arley Rabey

January 31, 1927 - December 4, 2016

Arley Rabey Jr., 89 of Bald Knob, passed away December 4, 2016. He was born to Arley and Sarah Rabey, Sr. on January 31, 1927 in Selma, Arkansas. He was a Shriner 32nd degree member of the Masonic Lodge.He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lucy; his son, Kenneth; his granddaughter, Christina; and his sisters, Sybil Akins and Nellie Harrison. He is survived by his children, Mary ...
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Maurine Eloy Jones

January 31, 1931 - December 1, 2016

Maurine Eloy McDonald Jones, 85, of Sherwood saw the Lord's arms open and heard the organs playing on Dec. 1, 2016. We are sure she said "Lord, I am not afraid of anything anymore".Maurine graduated from Thornton High School in Thornton, Ark. in 1949. She retired from Southern Paper Box Co. in L.R. but kept in touch with many friends she had made during that time.She was preceded in...
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James Griffin

February 11, 1938 - December 1, 2016

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

December 1, 1937 - November 28, 2016

Geraldine “Gerri” Day, 78, of Sherwood passed away Monday, November 28, 2016. She was born in Fairbanks, Iowa to parents Floyd and Iva Mae Kerns along with seven brothers and sisters. Gerri married Elmer Day in 1956 and they moved to the Sherwood area after several transfers, operating several gas stations with Elmer until going to work for the Department of Finance and...
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Tyler D. Schroepfer

May 1, 1959 - November 26, 2016

Tyler Schroepfer, 57, of Royal passed away November 26, 2016 at his home with his wife, Theresa, at his side. Born in Little Rock, Tyler graduated from Catholic High in 1975. He went to work for AT&T and worked for them until his retirement in 2013.Tyler is survived by his wife, Theresa Schroepfer; son, Tim Hawkins and daughter, Tiffany Calderon, her husband, Jon and their children, Tavi ...
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Wanda L. Steed

September 19, 1926 - November 24, 2016

Wanda L. Steed, 90, of Cabot, Arkansas, died Thursday, November 24, 2016, at her home, she was born September 19, 1926, in Laneburg, Arkansas, a daughter of the late William Chess and Gladys Mae (Moore) Fuller. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas L. Steed, who died May 27, 2008. Mrs. Steed loved her Jesus, and loved to cook. She also loved to do her word searches. She is...
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Louise Aaron

January 12, 1937 - November 23, 2016

Amy Louise Aaron, 79, of England, Arkansas, died Wednesday, November 23, 2016, in England. She was born January 12, 1937, in Lonoke County, Arkansas, a daughter of the late Earl LaFayette and Lena (Page) Aaron. Louise was a member of All Souls Church in Scott, Arkansas. She was a retired book keeper and Registered Nurse for the late Dr. Peter O. Thomas. She received her RN through the Union...
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Nancy Vergason

March 6, 1949 - November 20, 2016

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

March 5, 1956 - November 19, 2016

Larry W. Simmons, 60, of Sherwood passed away November 19th. He was born and raised in Little Rock and graduated from Hall High School in 1974. Larry worked for the U.S. Postal Service for thirty years, most recently as a window clerk at the Chenal Station.Larry was a loving husband, father, brother, Uncle and “Papa Larry” – the Rock of our family! He loved his family more...
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Mava C. Duke

October 22, 1948 - November 10, 2016

Mava Carol (Withers) Duke, 68, of Sherwood, left her earthly body on Thursday, November 10, 2016, surrounded by her loving family, after a lengthy battle with cancer.She was born on October 22, 1948, in Little Rock, to Manuel Vernon Withers and Ruby Garrison. Mava loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. Mava was of the Baptist Faith and was prepared to spend eternity with her Lord...
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James A. Hooten

June 30, 1939 - November 8, 2016

James A. Hooten, age 77, of Sherwood, passed away November 8, 2016.He was born June 30, 1939, in El Paso, Texas, to Ocel James and Agnes L. Hooten. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Gary Wayne Hooten.James retired from ABF after 27 years and was a masonic lodge member for 54 years. He was a member of Levy Baptist Church.James loved his family and always enjoyed having them...
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Devon Zachary Lazarus

October 17, 2015 - November 7, 2016

Devon Zachary Lazarus of Little Rock was born October 17, 2015 and passed away on November 7, 2016. He is survived by his parents Tiffany Smith and Chris Lazarus as well as his siblings Eli, Gavin, Jailen, Andrew and Nevaeh. Other survivors include his grandparents Dale and Julie Smith, Charlotte Johnson, Julie McCoy and Darren Bailey as well as many aunts, uncles and extended family. He was...
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Junior Francis Stockli

September 1, 1931 - November 5, 2016

J. F. “Frank” Stockli, 85, of North Little Rock, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2016, at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas.Frank was born in Vancouver, Washington on September 1, 1931 to Federick and Frances Stockli. At the age of 17, Frank joined the United States Air Force and served in the Korean War. Frank also served in the Vietnam War as a member of...
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Barbara J. Berry

September 2, 1937 - November 2, 2016

Ms. Barbara (Bobbie – Jean) Berry was born September 2, 1937, in the small town of Altus, Oklahoma to Frank and Willie Mae Turner. She was the youngest of nine children.After accepting Christ as her Lord and Savior, she became an active member in her church; always committing herself to God’s will and devoting countless hours into studying his word. She was a dedicated wife, a loving...
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Franklin GRAY

May 17, 1936 - November 2, 2016

Franklin “Frank” D. Gray, 80, of Austin, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, November 2nd. He was born in Grafton Township, IL to parents Oakley and Alma Gray. Frank retired from the U. S. Air Force after serving for twenty years and went on to work for the U. S. Postal Service for twenty two years until his retirement.Frank loved music and was an avid record collector. He could build...
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Doris C. Burns

June 2, 1933 - November 2, 2016

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

March 16, 1927 - October 31, 2016

Bobbye Lavon Holmes Hogue, 89, of North Little Rock passed away Monday, October 31st. She was born in Adams Chapel community near Chidester, AR to Bob and Lydia Holmes, she is preceded in death by her parents, sisters Ester Louise and Norita Bearden; and her husband of 49 years, William “Bill” Hogue. She is survived by her three daughters, Rita Hogue, Brenda Hogue and Glenda Hogue;...
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Gladys J. Rollins

July 3, 1923 - October 31, 2016

Gladys Jackson Rollins, 93, of Sherwood passed away October 31st. Born on July 3, 1923 in Pettus, AR to parents Walter Jackson, Sr. and Allie Lee Jackson, she attended Lonoke High School. Gladys was a member of the Baring Cross Baptist Church since 1950. Gladys loved to travel and took several European trips, she played in the Baring Cross Ukele Band that toured the country. She also...
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Tracy Cantu

July 19, 1972 - October 29, 2016

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

August 26, 1914 - October 27, 2016

Ella Mae Conrad, 102 of Sherwood, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 27, 2016. She was born to Forrest and Maggie George on August 26, 1914 in Trawick, Texas. Ella Mae was of the Christian faith. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Sherwood where she taught Sunday school for many years. She read her bible and prayed daily. She loved sewing, cooking, and gardening...
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Jim F. Akins

June 11, 1951 - October 24, 2016

Jim (James) F. Akins succumbed to cancer and went to be with the Lord on October 24, 2016. Jim was born June 11, 1951, near Mt. Sterling, Illinois, and spent his Jr. High and HighSchool years in Sacramento, California, before graduating from Harding College (1969)and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law (1978) in Arkansas, whichbecame "home" for him and his wife...
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Sarah E. Shults

May 28, 1928 - October 24, 2016

Sarah W. Shults, 88, of North Little Rock, passed away October 24, 2016.She was born May 28, 1928 in Eufaula, Alabama, to R. E. and Celia Anne Elizabeth Ward. She graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in Home Economics.Sarah was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John Shults and five siblings, Mildred Carpenter, Evelyn Blackburn, Helen Saliba, Robbie Thomas...
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Terri Winstead

October 30, 1963 - October 22, 2016

Terri Hayes Winstead, 52, of North Little Rock went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, October 21, 2016. Terri grew up and attended school in Gurdon and went on to earn an Associates Degree from Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia. She was employed as an Underwriter at Med James, Inc. for over ten years. She loved to be outside camping, fishing and kayaking.Terri is preceded in...
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Anna J. Reed

September 30, 1929 - October 20, 2016

Mrs. Anna Jean Reed, 87, of North Little Rock passed away Wednesday, October 19th. She was born in Clarendon, AR on September 30, 1929 to David and Elizabeth Blankenship. Mrs. Reed worked for over 30 years for Union Pacific Railroad and was the secretary/treasurer for Reed Machine Shop until her retirement. Mrs. Reed is preceded in death by her parents; sister Louise Schratz and husband,...
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Frank A. Gunn

January 8, 1951 - October 17, 2016

MSgt. Frank A. Gunn, USAF Ret. passed away on Monday, October 17th, 2016. A resident of North Little Rock for many years, Frank was born in Sanford Florida on January 8, 1951 to parents Dock Gunn, Sr. and Ruby Lee Morris Gunn. He graduated from Crooms High School and furthered his education at Abilene Christian College and Texas A & M Air University.Frank entered the United States Air...
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Redus O'Neal Bailey

July 31, 1928 - October 17, 2016

Redus O’Neal Bailey, 88, of North Little Rock passed away October 17, 2016. He was born in Griffithsville, AR to parents Birt and Rena Bailey. He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, L. W. and Dub and his sister, Eva.He is survived by his loving wife, Noreen; son Gary (Jane) Bailey; granddaughters Lisa Oudthone, Andrea Venable and Misty Bailey; 6 great grandchildren and 2...
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Ronald Victor Katilius

October 2, 1950 - October 11, 2016

Senior Master Sergeant Ronald "R.K." Katilius passed away Tuesday October 11, 2016. SMSgt. Katilius was born on October 2, 1950 in Little Rock, AR to Victor and Dollie Katilius. He is survived by his wife, Debbie; his aunt, Naomie Jordan; two siblings, Kenny Katilius and Vicki Katilius; sons, Shane Katilius and wife Brittany, Brian Katilius and wife Lindsay, Todd Baker, Clint Baker,...
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Beverly Ann Cross

August 30, 1937 - October 8, 2016

Beverly Ann Cross, 79 years of age, died October 8, 2016.She was the daughter of Robert Edward and Opal Davis Cross. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Dick Cross, and nephew, David Cross.Miss Cross is survived by a sister, Mary Bob Chesler, of Del Mar, California, sister-in-law Virginia Calhoun Cross and nephew, Richard Cross. She is also survived by cousins Melda Adams...
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Lendy M. Lewis

January 18, 1933 - October 1, 2016

THE OBITURY“I will lift mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2On Saturday, October 1, 2016 at her Jacksonville home, our Savior reached out His hand with a finger of love and touched the brow of our loved one, Lendy M. Lewis and took...
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Jama Joan Knott

July 13, 1937 - September 30, 2016

Jama Joan Knott, 79 of North Little Rock, passed away September 30, 2016. She was born to Matt and Jama Decker on July 13, 1937 in Cushing, OK.Joan was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She leaves a legacy of kindness to her family and all who knew her. Her heart and home were always open to others. Hugs were always given. To her, people were more important...
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Don Martin

March 11, 1935 - September 26, 2016

Don K. Martin, age 81, of North Little Rock, AR, passed away on September 26, 2016, after a battle with cancer. Don graduated from Cabot High School and University of Arkansas with BA and MBA degrees. Don and JoAnn Freeman met at U of A and married in 1959. They began their professional careers in North Little Rock. Don in Kroger Management and JoAnn a teacher with the NLR public schools.Over the...
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Berwin L. MONROE

July 20, 1931 - September 23, 2016

Berwin Lenton Monroe, 85, went to be with Jesus the morning of September 23, 2016. He was born July 20, 1931 in Fouke, Arkansas, the son of Nathan & Elva Monroe. He graduated from Fouke High School in 1949, graduated from Salem College in West Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1944 and attended other professional schools. He worked with the Food & Drug Administration,...
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Berwin L. MONROE

July 20, 1931 - September 23, 2016

Berwin Lenton Monroe, 85, went to be with Jesus the morning of September 23, 2016. He was born July 20, 1931 in Fouke, Arkansas, the son of Nathan & Elva Monroe. He graduated from Fouke High School in 1949, graduated from Salem College in West Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1944 and attended other professional schools. He worked with the Food & Drug Administration,...
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Lucy L. HAMMAN

March 17, 1930 - September 21, 2016

Lucy Hamman, 86, of Austin, AR, went to be with her husband, Allen, on September 21, 2016. Born March 17, 1930 in Effingham, IL, later moving to Oklahoma where she met and married the love of her life, Allen Hamman. A beloved wife and mother of 5 children, she had a strength and determination that was seen in the way she loved her family and the way they loved and respected her.She is preceded...
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Christine K. Kamer

October 27, 1945 - September 20, 2016

Kristina Kay Kamer Lord, thank you so much for the sister that you have given me. The world was blessed for the life she lived and the people she touched in her own special way. I know that you are always looking out for the world, supporting us, and guiding us in the way we should live. But today, Lord, I am not coming to you for myself. Today I come to you for my sister Kristina. She is one...
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Dianne Woodard

September 30, 1946 - September 19, 2016

Dianne M. Woodard, 69, of Sherwood died September 19, 2016. Dianne was a loving mother and “Nana” to her daughter, Tammera Worden; son, Steven Walton; her 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren as well as her spiritual children and grandchildren. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Robert C. Castillow

September 22, 1947 - September 16, 2016

Robert C. Castillow, age 68 of North Little Rock, passed away on September 16, 2016. He was born on September 22, 1947 to Roy and Tommie Castillow.He graduated from Hall High School and attended UCA where he met his wife of 42 years, Mary Bishop Castillow. He retired from ARKLA in 1993. He volunteered faithfully at Amboy Food Pantry and Levy Methodist Church. He was a member of Lakewood United...
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Lawrence G. McGee

August 6, 1953 - September 11, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Rest Hills Memorial Park, North Little Rock, AR.
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Lawrence G. McGee

August 6, 1953 - September 11, 2016

Lawrence “Larry” or “Bo” G. McGee, Jr. passed away at his home in North Little Rock on Sunday, September 11, 2016.Larry was born in Nashville, TN and lived there through his early life. He also lived in Texarkana, AR for much of his adult life while raising his family and working as a sales and manufacturing representative. He later moved to Little Rock where he retired...
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Luanita Vorsas

September 5, 1942 - September 6, 2016

Luanita “Nita” Vorsas, 74, of North Little Rock passed away Tuesday, September 6th. Born on September 5, 1942 to parents Noel A. and Roxie L. Stone, Nita was a resident of the N. Little Rock & Searcy. She was of the Assembly of God faith. Nita was a wonderful, caring and compassionate mother, loved by all who met her. She loved to garden, socialize, playing games and...
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Van Craig Machen

February 18, 1960 - September 5, 2016

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

August 9, 1952 - September 2, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Rest Hills Memorial Park, North Little Rock, AR.
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Dwight Dale Turpin

September 1, 2016

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

August 27, 1922 - September 1, 2016

Henry C. Cameron of North Little Rock went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 1, 2016. He was born on August 27, 1922 to Clarence E. and Grace Cameron in Carlisle, AR. Henry grew up on a farm. At the age of 15, he saved John McIntyre, a 2 year old boy, from a well he had fallen into. Because of his bravery, he was awarded a bronze medal by the Carnegie Hero Fund. At 17, he joined the...
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Paul Mushrush

August 14, 1945 - August 31, 2016

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

November 30, 1938 - August 28, 2016

Betty Jean Carson Wade of Sherwood passed away on August 28, 2016. Betty was born on November 30, 1938 to Aubrey and Vera Carson of North Little Rock. Betty graduated from North Little Rock High School.She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, niece, cousin and friend. She loved her church and church family at Friendship Baptist Church in Sherwood. When she no longer opened her eyes,...
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Betty Jean Wade

November 30, 1938 - August 28, 2016

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