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

Wallace C. Cummings

November 10, 1929 - April 18, 2017

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

April 21, 1936 - April 16, 2017

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

September 14, 1938 - April 16, 2017

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

October 24, 1948 - April 15, 2017

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

March 24, 1926 - April 14, 2017

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

August 15, 1956 - April 13, 2017

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

August 29, 1932 - April 12, 2017

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

December 30, 1929 - April 11, 2017

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

August 17, 1943 - April 9, 2017

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

August 17, 1943 - April 9, 2017

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

August 17, 1937 - April 8, 2017

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

March 5, 1925 - April 8, 2017

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

April 27, 1938 - April 5, 2017

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

March 26, 1935 - April 3, 2017

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

August 15, 1920 - April 2, 2017

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

August 6, 1927 - April 1, 2017

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

November 3, 1923 - March 31, 2017

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

August 6, 1929 - March 28, 2017

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

May 26, 1925 - March 28, 2017

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

January 1, 1936 - March 27, 2017

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

July 7, 1919 - March 24, 2017

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

July 7, 1919 - March 24, 2017

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

January 26, 1928 - March 23, 2017

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

June 19, 1939 - March 22, 2017

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

July 10, 1930 - March 18, 2017

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

April 16, 1960 - March 16, 2017

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

April 16, 1960 - March 16, 2017

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

July 30, 1928 - March 13, 2017

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

April 6, 1953 - March 13, 2017

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

October 21, 1937 - March 12, 2017

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

June 26, 1934 - March 9, 2017

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

October 5, 1949 - March 1, 2017

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

May 6, 1929 - February 26, 2017

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

December 18, 1961 - February 15, 2017

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

February 18, 1922 - February 12, 2017

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

September 20, 1940 - February 10, 2017

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

December 20, 1934 - February 1, 2017

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

September 16, 1927 - February 1, 2017

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

June 24, 1932 - January 30, 2017

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

April 8, 1946 - January 29, 2017

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

July 18, 1945 - January 26, 2017

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

July 13, 1922 - January 24, 2017

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

January 12, 1959 - January 23, 2017

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