Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Home

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

Mary Nell McGowan

August 3, 1915 - August 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Ho, LITTLE ROCK, AR.
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Tasso P. Stathakis

March 2, 1931 - August 22, 2017

Tasso Stathakis, 86, of Little Rock, son of Pericles and Antigone Stathakis, passed away August 22, 2017.He is survived by daughter, Antigone; brother, Paul, of Orland Park, IL; and sister, Vasiliki Perdikis, of Asopos, Greece. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by funeral at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1100 Napa Valley Drive, Little Rock...
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Mary Elizabeth Hewgley-Brown

December 25, 1926 - August 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Ho, LITTLE ROCK, AR.
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Mary Lou Pinson

February 13, 1929 - August 20, 2017

Mary Lou Pinson, 88, of Little Rock, passed away on August 20, 2017. She was retired from blue cross blue shield and was an avid and award winning Tupperware Saleswoman for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Monroe Pinson Jr., Parents, Hettie and Greene Williams, and 10 of her 11 siblings. She is survived by her children: Kathy Corbin, FL., Debbie Stogner (Ron), TX, Mike Pinson...
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Binh V. Tran

February 2, 1938 - August 16, 2017

Binh Van Tran, 79, passed away peacefully in his Little Rock, Arkansas home on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.Born in Si Hoi, Vietnam in 1938, Binh Tran lived a hardworking, social life as a medic worker before immigrating to Arkansas in 1975. He was employed at a couple of restaurants, but decided to give them up for gardening and building furniture. His garden was filled with Vietnamese vegetables...
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Anita H. Simon

July 8, 1930 - August 13, 2017

Anita Simon, age 87, of Dallas, Texas, passed on Sunday, August 13, 2017 surrounded by her grandchildren and children, Dr. Michael Simon and Shelly Mendelson. Anita was born in Germany and served proudly in the Israeli army before moving to America in 1958.She is survived by her husband, Henry Simon.A memorial service will be held at Temple B'nai Israel, 3700 N. Rodney Parham Rd, Little Rock,...
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Shirley Blanchard

September 18, 1938 - August 11, 2017

Shirley Blanchard, 78, of Jacksonville, passed away August 11, 2017.Born September 18, 1938 in Little Rock, she was the daughter Thomas and Ethel Taggart. A graduate of Central High School class of 1956, she worked as a Little Rock Army Recruiter for several years, then worked as a secretary at Jacuzzi Brothers and as a realtor for many years. She retired from First Arkansas Bank and Trust in...
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Charles Blanchard

December 5, 1949 - August 11, 2017

Charles Blanchard, 67, of Jacksonville, passed away August 11, 2017, seven hours after his wife, Shirley, passed away.Born December 5, 1949 in Midland, Louisiana, he was the son of Alfred and Marie Blanchard. He retired as Master Sergeant in the Air Force after 24 years of service. He served in Vietnam and two tours of duty in Germany. He worked at Remington Arms and was a Pulaski County Deputy...
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Marshall Edward Palmer

August 15, 1953 - August 8, 2017

Marshall Edward Palmer, 63, was born to the union of Nathaniel Palmer Sr. and Gladys Mae Ross on August 15, 1953.He was the Maternal grandson of Mae Ida Isby and John Henry Ross; and the Paternal grandson of Iona Sims and Charlie Palmer.He attended Metropolitan High School in 1972. Marshall enlisted in the U.S Army in 1975, where he spent 10 years. He then enlisted in the Army National Guard...
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Mary Ellen Thompson

January 27, 1920 - August 6, 2017

Mary Ellen “Polly” Thompson, 97, of North Little Rock, passed away peacefully on August 6, 2017. She was born to Adolphus and Emma Carlisle on January 27, 1920 in East Point, Louisiana and moved to Little Rock with the advent of the 1927 flood.A 1936 graduate of Little Rock High School, she attended Little Rock Junior College while employed at Bell Telephone Company. Polly met her...
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Lottie Smith Stubbs

January 25, 1919 - August 6, 2017

Lottie Smith Stubbs, age 98, of Fayetteville, passed away on August 6, 2017 at Willard Walker Hospice Home in Fayetteville. She was born in Lonoke County, Arkansas on January 25, 1919, the daughter of Burrel Richard Smith and Edith Williams Smith of Ward, Arkansas. Lottie was the oldest of 12 siblings. She was raised on a rural farm and as the oldest child she assisted her parents with the...
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Martha Lou Oates

July 26, 1921 - August 1, 2017

Martha Oates (Mrs. Robert F. Oates), age 96, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. She was born July 26, 1921, in Pottsville, Arkansas to Guy Ferguson and Carrie Morton Ferguson. She was married to Robert Franklin Oates for 70 years until his death in 2014. Martha was a devoted wife, a loving mother and a friend to many. She was active in her churches,...
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Donna Fincher

June 20, 1918 - July 30, 2017

Donna Wilson Fincher, 99, formerly of Little Rock passed away on July 30th in Mesquite, TX. She was born June 20, 1918, in Bradford, AR to James Henderson Wilson and Nellie Bell McFarland Wilson. She married Greene Fincher on April 5, 1947 in Dermott, AR and lived in Little Rock until moving to Texas some ten years ago to be near her daughter.Mrs. Fincher was a school teacher and taught for over...
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Patrick William O'Malley

March 1, 1931 - July 29, 2017

Patrick William O’Malley, Sr. died Saturday, July 29, 2017 after a short illness. Pat was born March 1, 1931 in Springfield, Missouri to Bernard W. “Brog” O’Malley and Freda Wilson O’Malley. He moved to Little Rock in 1941, where he attended East Side Junior High and graduated from Catholic High School in 1949. He attended Ole Miss for two years before transferring...
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Zwia Weiss

June 22, 1929 - July 27, 2017

Zwia Weiss of Little Rock died Thursday morning. Born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1929, the young Jewish girl survived the horrors of the Holocaust. By fifteen, she joined the underground, smuggled weapons, and was captured. After being forced to travel with Nazi soldiers, she crossed the Alps on foot, making it to her Promised Land, Israel, to join the Haganah. In 1968, she traveled to America,...
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Carmen M. Stover

July 11, 1923 - July 22, 2017

Carmen McCormick Stover was born on July 11, 1923 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Louis Hart McCormick and Juanita Montalbo McCormick, of San Antonio, Texas. She passed away on July 22, 2017, in Little Rock, Arkansas. Carmen was the eldest of six siblings and is survived by her sisters Peggy McCormick of Slidell, Louisiana; Mary Regan of Euless, Texas, and brother James McCormick, of Florida; having...
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Helen M. Daniel

January 30, 1922 - July 21, 2017

Helen Margaret “Peggy” Daniel (Page), of Little Rock, died Friday, July 21, 2017. Peggy was born January 30, 1922, in Little Rock to Christian Delva Page and Helen Margaret Page (Gifford). She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Branton Guthrie “Dan” Daniel, and her siblings, Clarence Dee Page, Mary Elizabeth Fiser, and Harry Vincent “Sam” Page....
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Sarah Jean Bostic

February 2, 1993 - July 14, 2017

Sarah Jean Bostic was born February 2, 1993 and returned to her Creator on July 14, 2017.She graduated from Parkview High School and lived most of her life in Little Rock, with a short sojourn to Sioux City, IA. She loved her family, her friends, and her bunnies, and in spite of her own personal struggles, she had a heart for helping others. Sarah is preceded in death by her mother, Verona Bostic...
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Harlan Henry Highfill

April 28, 1953 - July 12, 2017

While battling cancer at St. Vincent Hospital, Harlan “Hootie Hoo” Henry Highfill (age 64) passed away July 12, 2017. Hootie was born to the late Karlos Daniel Highfill and Hildagard (Ross) Highfill.Hootie graduated Little Rock Central High School in 1972. He spent most of his life living in the Swan Lake Community near Altheimer, Arkansas. He loved to hunt and fish and play sports,...
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Mary S. Matthew

July 19, 1924 - July 11, 2017

Mary Sue Russ Matthew passed from this life into the open arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ, on July 11, 2017, at Hospice Home Care.Sue was born in Bradley County, Arkansas, July 19, 1924, to Noel Arter Williams and Huey Mae Williams. She was the sixth of nine children. She and her siblings worked in the cotton fields “making fifty cents per 100 lbs. of cotton”. They grew just about...
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Geraldine Willis

August 10, 1923 - July 10, 2017

Geraldine Cunningham Willis, lovingly known as Gerre, Honey, Mimi and Aunt Gerre, very peacefully left us on Monday, July 10, 2017. She continues her eternal life in heaven with her Savior and Lord, her husband; Louis Carl Willis, Jr., mother and father; Mildred and Charles Cunningham, brother; Dr. Fred Cunningham and son; Louis Carl Willis III. She is survived by daughters Gerre Lou Wisdom ...
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Fred Wisdom

February 1, 1948 - July 10, 2017

Fred Lee Wisdom, Sr., 69, of Bryant, Arkansas died July 10, 2017. Born February 1, 1948 in Batesville, Arkansas, he was the son of Andrew J. and Cleo Hutchison Wisdom. Fred worked in almost all aspects of electrical engineering contracting and lighting design. He helped organize and was a member of the Electrical League of Arkansas. He liked to fishing, sports, especially the Razorbacks,...
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Mary Ruth Beckett

March 1, 1922 - July 9, 2017

Mary Ruth Beckett, 95, of Little Rock, entered Heaven on Sunday, July 9, 2017. Mary Ruth was born on March 1, 1922 and was preceded in death by her parents, Varyne and William Chesnutt and half-brother, Louis Chesnutt. She is survived by her daughter, Varyne Beckett (Linda) of Little Rock; sons Allen Beckett (Joy) of Kure Beach, NC and Lewis Beckett of Oklahoma City, OK; five grandchildren and...
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Isabel Eggart

July 15, 1948 - July 9, 2017

Isabel Poteat Lutken Eggart, known as Ibby by everyone, left this earth on Sunday, July 9, 2017. She was 68 years old.She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Bill, Sr. of Little Rock and their four boys, Bill, Jr. of Morrilton and his wife Mary, Miles of Dallas and his wife Carrie, John of Little Rock, and McNeill of Little Rock and five grandchildren, Walker, Emma, Isabelle, Tripp and Jack....
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Mary Ruth Patton

July 9, 1927 - July 8, 2017

Mary Ruth Patton, 89 of Little Rock, passed away July 8, 2017. She was born to John and Sigrid Yarberry on July 9, 1927 in Grant City, Arkansas. Mary was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. She was very active in her faith and loved going to church. She loved spending time with family and friends. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, and traveling. She is preceded in death by her husband, Tim...
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Richard Lee Pierce

February 14, 1960 - July 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Ho, LITTLE ROCK, AR.
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Sadie I. Danner

December 15, 1914 - July 2, 2017

Sadie Iola Danner, 102, became an angel in Heaven July 2, 2017. She was born in Cato, Arkansas to William Lafayette Ison and Emma Rosebella Ison. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Herman Danner and three of her grandsons.For over a century, Sadie was a source of love, strength, wisdom and comfort for those who knew her. After 50 years as a mother, homemaker and caregiver, she...
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Lou Samuel

June 8, 1951 - June 29, 2017

Lou Martin Samuel died on June 29, 2017. Lou was born on June 8, 1951 in Little Rock, AR to his parents Dr. John Maurice Samuel and Irene Gaston Samuel. Lou was a gifted storyteller, and had an engaging personality, a deep love for his family, and a lifelong passion for literature and the outdoors. Lou is survived by his daughter, Lauren Bess Samuel, his son and daughter-in-law, Justin Max Samuel...
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Olga Combs

January 17, 1924 - June 28, 2017

Olga Carmen Combs of Mathis, and formerly of Little Rock, Arkansas, passed away on June 28, 2017 at the age of 93. She was born in Emmett, Arkansas to Zula and Rudy Price on January 17, 1924.Olga was preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, Garland Edward Combs, her brother Calvin Price and her mother Zula Chrissonberry. She is survived by her daughter, Judy Coffin, her son-in-law, David...
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Ayari Tazmine Keliyana Martin-Ayers

June 27, 2017 - June 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Ho, LITTLE ROCK, AR.
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Carey Vance

July 19, 1948 - June 26, 2017

Carey Vance, 68, of Alexander was born on July 19, 1948 and passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents Amos and Jessie Mae Vance. He is survived by his twin brother Larry Vance and his wife Kathy of Alexander, Arkansas and his sister, Brenda Hemphill and her husband George of Little Rock, Arkansas as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Carey was a student of...
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Laxmi Moorjani

December 30, 1932 - June 25, 2017

Laxmi MoorjaniDecember 30, 1932 – June 25, 2017 She celebrated 84 years of life and passed away peacefully at her home at 3pm on June 25, 2017. Mrs. Moorjani was a home maker and married to Mr. Jiwan Singh Moorjani for 60 years. Together they came to the US in 1992 to live with their son and daughter in law, Bharti. She raised her family with a creative approach in cooking, crafting and...
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Jack Givens

November 11, 1954 - June 21, 2017

Jack Lee Givens, 62 of Maumelle, died suddenly in his home, just like he wished, on Wednesday June 21, 2017. He hated hospitals, medical bills, and anything that involved waiting, so we assume he’s thankful for God’s timing.He would want you to do everything in your power to campaign and vote for a healthcare system that includes coverage for preexisting conditions, young adults, and...
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Richard Joseph Byrne

August 13, 1932 - June 19, 2017

Richard Joseph Byrne, 84, passed peacefully on Monday, June 19, 2017, with family at his side. Born August 13, 1932, Richard was a lifelong resident of Little Rock, Arkansas. He attended Catholic grade school and high school, graduating from Catholic High School for Boys as an all-state basketball player. He graduated from St. Louis University in Missouri, where he attended on a basketball...
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Betty Diane Gammill

September 4, 1944 - June 18, 2017

Betty Diane Gammill, 72 of Little Rock, passed away June 18, 2017. She was born on September 4, 1944 to Dan and Faye Gammill in Camden, Arkansas. She is preceded in death by her sister, Mary Gammill Harrison; her husband, Thomas Lester Gammill; her daughter, Sarah Lynn Gammill; and her parents. She is survived by her son, Dan (Kim) Gammill; and grandchildren, Amanda Gammill, Elizabeth Gammill,...
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Betty Diane Gammill

September 4, 1944 - June 18, 2017

Betty Diane Gammill, 72 of Little Rock, passed away June 18, 2017. She was born on September 4, 1944 to Dan and Faye Gammill in Camden, Arkansas. She is preceded in death by her sister, Mary Gammill Harrison; her husband, Thomas Lester Gammill; her daughter, Sarah Lynn Gammill; and her parents. She is survived by her son, Dan (Kim) Gammill; and grandchildren, Amanda Gammill, Elizabeth Gammill,...
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Marvin E. Thomas

August 10, 1952 - June 14, 2017

Marvin E. Thomas, 64, of Little Rock, Arkansas, died June 14, 2017. Born August 10, 1952 in Vanceburg, Kentucky, he was the son of Jess and Elsie Stamm Thomas. He was a retired manager of product engineering for Siemens Electric Motors. " Marv" was an innovative inventor and expert handyman. He enjoyed spending time with his family, his many nieces and nephews, and cats, Gus and lil Bit...
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Margaret B. Roberts

September 30, 1935 - June 14, 2017

Margaret B. Roberts, 81, died peacefully in her sleep on the morning of Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Marge was born in 1935 in Haynesville, Louisiana, to Gerald and Katherine Bryant. She was raised in the Baptist faith and found security in a deeply personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Marge’s life included love, adventure, and success as well as pain and disappointment, but her legacy...
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Elizabeth Ann Meyers WHALEY

February 8, 1944 - June 12, 2017

Elizabeth A. Meyers-Whaley, 73, of Little Rock, died June 12, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis Edward Meyers, Sr. and Opal Charlene Johnson Meyers, and her sister, Jan Meyers Wornock. Survivors are two daughters, Ratasha Whaley (Milton Jones) and R’Lisa Whaley; two sons Richard Whaley III (finance Rachael Haynes) and Christopher Myers; her brother, Louis Meyers, Jr. ...
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Roger Shaddix

July 29, 1947 - June 9, 2017

Roger Lee Shaddix Sr., 69 of Alexander, passed away June 9, 2017. He was born to Robert and Louise Shaddix, Sr. on July 29, 1947 in Talladega, Alabama.He was an Army Vietnam Veteran. He served as a police officer for 20 years and he worked as a nurse at the Veterans Hospital in Little Rock/North Little Rock. He was a proud life member of the VFW in Little Rock, Post #9095. He is preceded in death...
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James H. HAGLER

April 26, 1921 - June 8, 2017

James H (Jim) Hagler of Edgemont, Arkansas, passed away peacefully in his home on June 8th 2017. He was 96 years old. Jim was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was born in Stephenville, Texas on April 26th 1921. One of five children raised by Roy E and Ruby Hagler, who have all preceded him in death. Jim is survived by his loving wife Polly Hagler of 73 years. ...
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Ruby Lee Wilkins

January 6, 1928 - June 7, 2017

Ruby Wilkins, 89, of Little Rock, passed away peacefully June 7, 2017. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. She loved spending time with her family. She was a Christian and shared her love for the Lord. She was a member of the Geyer Springs First Baptist Church in Little Rock. She is preceded in death by her husband Odis Wilkins, parents Charley...
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Mark Allen Krain

July 15, 1940 - June 7, 2017

Mark Allen Krain, of Little Rock, passed away peacefully in his sleep June 7, 2017. He was born Brooklyn, NY and raised in Brooklyn and Far Rockaway. He married Doris on May 12, 1963. He has two sons, Benjamin and Lewis, and daughters-in-law Summer and Sylvia, with five grandchildren, Parker, Riley, Mira, Milo, and Brady. Mark was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather, who...
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Harriet Louise Hebert

March 31, 1927 - June 5, 2017

Harriet Louise Hebert, 90 of Little Rock, passed away June 5, 2017. She was born on March 31, 1927 to John and Mary Kinnick in Jersey City, New Jersey. She was a graduate of Sparks Memorial Hospital - School of Nursing. She spent most of her nursing career in Little Rock retiring from the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital. She loved spending time with her family as well as her dogs....
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Charles Edwin Jordan

August 30, 1949 - June 4, 2017

Charles E. Jordan, age 67, transitioned from labor to reward on June 4, 2017. He was born August 30, 1949 to the late Joseph and Estella Jordan. Charles started his professional career as a real estate salesman and was a successful contractor in Little Rock and surrounding areas for over 33 years. He attended Little Rock area public schools and UALR. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife...
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Alice B. McKay

July 20, 1941 - June 2, 2017

Alice Faye Barnes McKay, 75, of Little Rock, Arkansas, was called home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 2, 2017. In Memory of Alice McKay, Omega Omega Services will be held Saturday, June 10, 2017, at 10:00AM followed by Memorial Services at 11:00AM which will be held at the Gaines Street Baptist Church, 1601 S. Gaines Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72206.Alice is survived by...
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Mary L. Puckett

May 11, 1928 - June 2, 2017

The world lost a little bit of light and love today with the passing of Mary Lee Puckett. She was born on May 11, 1928 in St. Louis, MO to Claude John and Marie E. Jameson and spent her youth in Sikeston, MO. Mary Lee had incredible accomplishments in her professional life. She broke many glass ceilings and laid the foundation for many women who came after her in her field. She was a devout...
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Evelyn Constance Moore

December 6, 1918 - May 29, 2017

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Jimmy Odle

October 10, 1958 - May 24, 2017

Jimmy Dale Odle, 58, of Little Rock, died May 24, 2017. Born on October 10, 1958, Jim was the third of four sons of Ed and Ray Ellen Odle. Jim spent most of his life in Little Rock, AR. In 1969, his family moved to Jackson Street in Hillcrest, where the four Odle boys found themselves living across the street from the Longinotti family-- including six girls. Jim became best friends with one of...
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Elizabeth M. Greenway

October 9, 1922 - May 23, 2017

Elizabeth M. Greenway, 94 of Little Rock, passed away May 23, 2017. She was born to Edward and Elizabeth McGuigin on October 9, 1922 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, John, Sr.She is survived by her children, Mary Beth Morris (Richard deceased), John (Angie) Greenway, Tom (Patricia) Greenway, Terry Greenway, and Lee Ann (John) Pearsall;...
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Pearl Rabeneck Spotts

July 14, 1920 - May 22, 2017

Pearl Rabeneck Spotts, of Little Rock, passed away in Springfield, MO, on May 22 at the age of 96 years, 10 months. She was born July 14, 1920, in Arkansas County, Arkansas, to her parents, Josephine (Payer) and A. F. Rabeneck. Pearl spent most of her childhood with her parents and brother in Pine Bluff, AR. She loved visiting her many aunts, uncles, and cousins in the Stuttgart area in Arkansas....
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Linda Lee Rountree

September 21, 1950 - May 22, 2017

Linda Lee Joanne Rountree of Little Rock was born September 21, 1950 in Delta, Colorado and passed away at her home on Monday, May 22, 2017. She was preceded in death by her brother Billy Fred Arnold, and her Mom, Annie Helen Smith.She is survived by her 3 sons, John Kirby Wright, James Alan Ammons and his wife Teresa and Michael Paul Ammons, as well as 4 grandkids, Alex Ammons, AJ Ammons, Zach...
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Doug Hoffman

April 18, 1954 - May 20, 2017

Doug Lester Hoffman, 63, of Conway passed away on May 20, 2017. He was born in Montgomery, Alabama on April 18th, 1954 to parents Clair John Hoffman and Mary Alice Kreisher Hoffman. Family services will be held at a later date.
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Mary S. Ramsey

August 24, 1928 - May 19, 2017

Mary Sue Godfrey Ramsey, age 88, of Little Rock, passed away peacefully on Friday May 19, 2017. She was born on August 24, 1928 to the late Winnie Elvira Davis Godfrey of Little Rock, Arkansas and Frank Corbett Godfrey, of Dublin, Texas.Mary Sue married Dr. Raymond Gilbert Ramsey Jr., in Little Rock, Arkansas, on August 21, 1953. They had 2 children, Melinda Kaye and Ramona Suzanne. Mary Sue...
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Roy GRIFFIN

April 3, 1918 - May 18, 2017

Roy Richmond Griffin of Little Rock, departed this life to join his beloved wife of 61 years and 13 days, Bertha (Bert) Cooper Griffin, on May 18, 2017. He was born on April 3, 1918, in Anderson, Alabama. During the 99 years of his life he was an inspiration to many; a beloved father to Jackie Griffin, Susan Griffin (Tom Kilgore), and JoAnn Kirchner (Jeff); cherished grandfather to Angela Kelly...
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Madison W. Wilson

February 2, 1944 - May 14, 2017

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Francisco Javier Zamora

October 25, 2000 - May 13, 2017

Francisco Javier Zamora, 16, of Little Rock, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017. He is the son of Francisco Zamora and San Juanita Vasquez. He leaves behind a legacy of laughter and love with his many family members and friends.His life will be celebrated with a visitation from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017 at Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Home: 5800 W. 12th St....
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Marilynn Keys

July 14, 1923 - May 13, 2017

Marilynn Thomas Keys, 93, died May 13, 2017 at House of Three in Hot Springs, AR. She was the daughter of David Calvin and Madge Berry Thomas born July 14, 1923 in Little Rock. She married Thomas Burl Keys, Sr on October 7, 1945 in Gurdon. She is preceded in death by Thomas in 1998 and daughter Anna L Keys in 1984. Marilynn is survived by sons Thomas B Keys, Jr of Hot Springs and John David Keys ...
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James Morrison Sloan

August 13, 1929 - May 10, 2017

Dr. James Morrison Sloan, 87, died Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at The Tradition-Lovers Lane Assisted Living in Dallas, Texas. Born August 13, 1929 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Dr. Ralph Matthews Sloan and Elizabeth Morrison Sloan, James was the second of three sons. He was predeceased by brothers Ralph M. Sloan of Little Rock and Robert B. Sloan, of Jonesboro. He is survived by three children:...
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Patsy Robertson

February 21, 1931 - May 10, 2017

Patsy Mashburn Robertson, age 86, of North Little Rock, passed away May 10, 2017.She was born February 21, 1931, in Little Rock, to Louis and Catheron Mashburn. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Janet Eagle.Patsy was a lifelong teacher having taught AP American History, Sociology and Psychology at Sylvan Hills High School. She loved to travel and visited all 50 states. She...
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Harvey L. SMITH

January 29, 1937 - May 7, 2017

Harvey L. Smith, age 80, of Little Rock, passed away May 7, 2017.He was born January 29, 1937, in Keo, Arkansas, to William and Pauline Smith. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 52 years, Cora Smith, grandson, Christopher Smith and brother, Billy Smith.He was a carpenter and worked for Our Lady of Good Counsel.He is survived by his children, Michael (Cindy) Smith, David (Phyllis...
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Ruth Roseann Phillips

November 3, 1943 - May 6, 2017

Ruth Roseann Phillips, 73, of Little Rock, Arkansas died Saturday, May 6, 2017. Roseann was born on November 13, 1943 in Fordyce, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond Arlen and Christine Ocille Phillips. She was a devoted member of the The Church at Rock Creek.Survivors include one son, Jeffrey Scott Shivers; daughter-in-law, Susan Renee Shivers (the Best daughter-in-law...
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Jean E. Hudson

October 6, 1926 - May 5, 2017

Jean Evelyn Baker Hudson, age 90, of Little Rock, went to be with her heavenly Father early Friday morning, May 5th, 2917 at Indian Rock Village in Fairfield Bay, AR. She was born on October 6, 1926 in Camden, AR to Willard Baker, Sr. and Viola Crites Baker. She grew up in Camden, AR and graduated from Camden High School in 1944.Jean Evelyn married Blythe Andrew Hudson her high school sweetheart...
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Dorothy Patricia Gordon

November 29, 1925 - May 3, 2017

Dorothy Patricia “Patsie” Booth Gordon born November 29, 1925 to the late Earl Jacob and Mary Agnes Booth, went to her eternal home with our Heavenly Father on Wednesday May 3, 2017. Patsie graduated from Mabelvale High School June 1, 1944. On January 23, 1947 she married the love of her life, the late Hubert Haskell “HH” Gordon. They purchased land in Ferndale, AR and...
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Harry Cia

March 5, 1923 - May 2, 2017

On May 2, 2017, Harry Cia heard the voice of Jesus say, “Come unto Me and rest.” At 94, he was ready to join his generation. Harry loved his faith, wife, Stella Schmal Cia, children, extended family and friends and country.Harry was born March 5, 1923, in Little Italy, Arkansas, to James and Rena Cia. He moved to Little Rock and attended school at St. Andrews and Catholic High. During...
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Sue Rownd

April 14, 1921 - May 2, 2017

Ellen Sue Rogers Rownd, 96, of Little Rock passed away on May 2, 2017. She was born in Pottsville, Arkansas on April 14, 1921 to James Claude Rogers and Sarah Jane Teeter Rogers. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Bert Rownd. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Ed Rownd (Bonita) of Jacksonville, Arkansas, Carolyn Francis (Lee) of Naples, Florida and Judy Garner (Jeff...
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Mary M. Kraus

October 2, 1923 - May 1, 2017

America’s Greatest Generation lost another member on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. That’s when Mary Magdalene Grable Kraus, age 93, was welcomed into heaven.Mary was born October 2, 1923, in Enola. She was preceded in death by her parents, Will and Virgie Grable, her husband, Jack S. Kraus, and sister, Bronnie Hogue.She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Charles Martin;...
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Penina Krupitsky

July 13, 1924 - April 30, 2017

Penina (Nina) Krupitsky, 92, of Little Rock died on Sunday, April 30, 2017. Born in Chernovitz, Romania, Nina was only 15 when the area was occupied by the USSR and 17 when she had to flee Nazi invaders. Nina was a Holocaust survivor and while serving as an interpreter during World War II, she met her husband of 64 years, Emmanuel. When she came to the USA, Nina started the Knowing Our Past...
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Marjorie B. Raff

June 10, 1937 - April 28, 2017

Marjorie Browne Raff, 79, of Little Rock, Arkansas, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 28, 2017 after a long battle with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. She is survived by her loving husband Bob of 57 years.Margie was born June 10, 1937, in Texarkana, Arkansas, the daughter of the late Kimbro V. and Margie Browne. A graduate of the University of Arkansas with a BS in...
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Frances Erion

October 29, 1934 - April 27, 2017

Frances Erion, 82 of Little Rock, danced her way into heaven on April 27, 2017. She was born to Lawson and Charlene Hebb on October 29, 1934 in North Little Rock. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister who loved her family dearly and will be greatly missed. She is preceded in death by her husband, JP Erion; sister, Marjorie; brother, Dewey; and her parents. She is survived by her...
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Tessie Loyd Morris

October 22, 1917 - April 26, 2017

Tessie Loyd Morris, 99 of Little Rock, passed away April 26, 2017. She was born to Thomas and Julia Loyd on October 22, 1917 in Mena, Arkansas. Tessie was the longest member of Second Baptist Church for 82 years. She and her husband, Faber J. Morris, were the Arkansas Centennial Bride & Groom. She was also a charter member of the Women’s City Club. She is preceded in death by her...
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Nolan Ricks

July 5, 1941 - April 24, 2017

Nolan Ricks Jr. was called home on Monday, April 24, 2017. He was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas on July 5, 1941 to Nolan Sr. and Essie Ricks. He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers and 2 sisters.He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Edna Parham Ricks; son, Elliot Jevon Ricks of Dallas, Texas (Anita Ricks); two grandchildren, Christopher Elliot Ricks and Kendall Nicole Ricks;...
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Maxine C. Willmuth

January 23, 1934 - April 24, 2017

Maxine C. Willmuth, passed away peacefully at the age of 83, on April 24, 2017. Born in Stone County, Arkansas to parents, Dee Collins and Willie Boston Collins on January 23, 1934, she and her mother traveled around the country to follow her father's construction job. Eventually, Maxine grew up and settled in Batesville, then settled in central Arkansas in her later years. Maxine was...
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Mary Ruth Rafe

March 24, 1927 - April 21, 2017

Mary Ruth Goodson Rafe of Little Rock, passed away Friday, April 21st, 2017 in peace and comfort at Hospice Home Care surrounded by family and many Angels of Mercy. She was born March 24th, 1927 in Corley, Arkansas, the youngest of eleven siblings. She was the widow of the late Harry B. Rafe.She leaves to cherish her memory a loving son, Michael, and a daughter, Sherri Doerpinghaus and son in-law...
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Mary Ruth Rafe

March 24, 1927 - April 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Ho, LITTLE ROCK, AR.
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Louie Bruce Huffman

June 7, 1956 - April 20, 2017

Louie Bruce Huffman, of Little Rock, died April 20, 2017. Born June 7, 1956 at Malvern, Arkansas, he was the son of Erath Franklin and Norma Lee Graham Huffman. The last 13 years of his IRS service he was an instructor for the visually impaired and trained them in tax law and tax accounts. There were at least several hundred people that went through his training. He also assisted the visually...
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Helen R. Zimmerebner

October 12, 1928 - April 20, 2017

Helen Rose Zimmerebner, 88, of Little Rock, died on April 20. 2017. Helen was born on October 12, 1928 in St. Vincent, Arkansas to Freda and Joseph Zimmerebner. She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Marie, Angeline and Josephine Zimmerebner, Albertine Oswald, Ernestine Hum and infant brother, Andrew Henry Zimmerebner. After graduating from Jacksonville High School, Helen’s...
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Nora J. Harris

November 10, 1932 - April 18, 2017

Lenora J. Harris, 84, of Little Rock, passed away April 18, 2017.She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Harris, sons, Ricky and Ronnie Cullen, daughter, Debbie DelCampo and sister, LaVerne Haynes.Nora was a member of Mabelvale Church of Christ, a community activist and strived every day to make it a goal to help others, even if it’s one person.Nora devoted her life to touch the...
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Doris Jean Williams

February 8, 1948 - April 13, 2017

Doris Williams, 69, of Little Rock, Arkansas, passed away on April 13, 2017. Born February 8, 1948 to the late Bennie and Erma Erwin, Doris was devoted to her family, her friends and her faith. He was a selfless soul with a generous spirit and brought laughter with her wherever she went. She was an intelligent, eccentric lady who loved camping, outdoor adventures, and spending time with the...
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Mary Kay Young

April 5, 1928 - April 13, 2017

Mary Kay Young, 89, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 13, 2017 in complete contentment having lived a joyful and fulfilling life. She was born to Carl and Violet Bratcher on Petit Jean Mountain and enjoyed her childhood there. Mary was a believer in Jesus Christ since childhood and was a faithful member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock for many years. Mary Kay worked with her...
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Ruth Howe Slovak

March 11, 1925 - April 10, 2017

Mrs. Ruth Howe Slovak, 92, a long-time resident of Pasadena, Texas, passed away in her sleep in Maumelle, Arkansas on Monday, April 10, 2017. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Louis, and son, David. She also joins her siblings: W.D. Howe, Henry Howe, Charles Howe Jr., Mary Howe, Irene Howe Gately, Maggie Howe Scroggin, and her parents. She is survived by her nieces and nephews:...
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Ralph Edward Staneart

August 17, 1943 - April 9, 2017

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William Joseph Newman

November 25, 1941 - April 8, 2017

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Marinelle C. Page

March 9, 1926 - April 7, 2017

Marinelle Coffman Page, 91, of Little Rock, was born March 9, 1926 in Little Rock to parents Ruby Ridley and Herbert Roy Coffman. She passed away April 7, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Ashley Coffman of Conway and her sister Claire Childres of Little Rock. She is survived by her beloved husband of 75 years, Loran D. Page, her daughters Carol Woodall of Oregon and...
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Effie Beth Venable

November 22, 1924 - April 7, 2017

Effie “Beth” Venable of Sherwood went to be with her heavenly father, April 7, 2017, at the age of 92. Effie was born November 22, 1924 in Humphrey, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Charles Venable. Effie and Charles loved kids. Although they never had any children they would have been loving parents. She was a Navy wife and liked to talk about her time...
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Pauline Smith Howard

April 9, 1920 - April 6, 2017

Pauline Smith Howard of Little Rock passed from this life at home on Thursday, April 6, 2017. She was born in Hardy Arkansas, April 9, 1920 to Joseph L. and Francis A. Smith. She was preceded in death by her parents and nine siblings: Levi, Leroy, Raymond, Elbert, Orpha, Eva, Ruth, Jean and Joseph C. She was also preceded in death by her daughter Karen and son Larry. Pauline was a loving...
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Lena Julia Shamlin

February 2, 1922 - April 5, 2017

.Lena Julia Shamlin (Toto), 95 of Little Rock, Ark. passed away Wednesday, April 5th, 2017. She was born February 2nd, 1922, to the late Charles Edward and Rena May Lockert. Lena was of Baptist Faith and loved her Lord and Savior. Lena was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Edward Shamlin, as well as her parents and other siblings. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, son, Lynn Edward...
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Patricia Jean Talley

April 10, 1930 - March 31, 2017

Loving wife, mother and friend, Patricia J. Talley, 86, of Maumelle, AR passed away March 31, 2017 at home. She was born April 10, 1930 in Oklahoma City, OK, the daughter of Wm. Elvin (Doc) and Ruth Payne.Patricia (Ms Talley) was an elementary school teacher at Roper Elementary in Little Rock for 36 years. She loved teaching 1st grade and teaching children to read. She was a talented artist and...
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Gordon Hall

October 16, 1962 - March 30, 2017

Gordon Hall, 54 of Bryant passed away March 30,2017. Gordon was born October 16, 1962 in Yuba City, California to Gordon O’Dell Hall and Jessie Mae Hall, who was a Pentecostal minister.He is survived by his wife, Rachel Hall, Children, Christina White, Jennifer Cox, Jessica Hall and Brandon Hall. His brother Tommy Stratton and Sister Darlene Bunt. Grandchildren, Brandon Hall, Dylan White,...
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James Bishop

February 16, 1951 - March 28, 2017

James Russell Bishop, age 66, of Maumelle, passed away March 28, 2017.He was born February 16, 1951, in Little Rock. He was preceded in death by his father, Gerald Russell Bishop and a sister, Cynthia Ann Bishop.James is survived by his wife, Cindy Bishop; his mother, Maxine Willmuth; a sister, Mandy (Scott) Farquhar; a nephew, Will Farquhar; niece, Stacy (Craig) Evans; and two great-nieces,...
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Ruth Elizabeth Windham

September 26, 1923 - March 26, 2017

Ruth Elizabeth Pillman Windham peacefully went home to her Heavenly Father on Sunday, March 26, 2017. Affectionately known as MoMo to her grandchildren and great grandchildren, Ruth was born on September 26, 1923, in Spring Creek, Missouri. She was one of seven children born to Benjamin Bonner Pillman and Mary Elizabeth Dillon Pillman. She grew up in south central Missouri and met her future...
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Earl Brewer

October 21, 1931 - March 25, 2017

Earl Edward Brewer, Jr., age 85, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 25, 2017. He was born on October 21, 1931, in Little Rock, to Earl Edward Brewer, Sr. and Ethel L. Brewer. Earl was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Edward and Horace, and his wife of 42 years, Joyce. He is survived by his sons, Mike (Teresa) Brewer of Little Rock and Andrew (Amy) Brewer of...
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Charles GREGORY

February 23, 1926 - March 25, 2017

Charles Gregory, 91, of Arkadelphia, Arkansas was born February 23, 1926 in Mabelvale, Arkansas to S. A. Gregory and Arkie Fuller Gregory and passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2017. He is survived by his granddaughter, Brooke Gregory of Arkadelphia, daughter-in-law Martha Smith and step son-in-law Michael Smith both of Bismarck, Arkansas as well as Betty Rittenberry and many extended family and...
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William Hayes Bridges

July 10, 1936 - March 24, 2017

William Hayes Bridges, 80, of Little Rock Arkansas, went to be with his Savior Jesus Christ on March 24th, 2017. Bill was born in Batesville, Arkansas on July 10th, 1936. He was a Loving Husband, Father, Brother and a Friend to many, many people. Bill was a retired Veteran of the United States Air Force with close to 30 years of dedicated service to our great country. After retirement, Bill...
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Randy Russell

June 3, 1954 - March 23, 2017

David Randall “Randy” Russell, 62, of Little Rock passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017,from complications of a massive stroke. He was born in Little Rock on June 3, 1954 to parents David Carl Russell and Eloise Crow Russell. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother-in-law, Bennie Hutcheson. He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Eloise Russell, his sister, Ann...
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Joselyn Velazquez-Cuevas

March 23, 2017 - March 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Ho, LITTLE ROCK, AR.
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Bettie J. Kirtley

February 4, 1928 - March 21, 2017

Bettie Joe Kirtley, 89, of Little Rock, Arkansas died Tuesday night, March 21st, 2017. Bettie was born Bettie Joe Davis on February 4, 1928 in Norphlet, Arkansas. She grew up just outside Little Rock off of Highway 5 close to the Old Stagecoach House. She married Troy Lee Kirtley on March 31, 1947 in Benton, Arkansas. Together they raised eight children; George Neal, Linda Diane, Troy Eugene,...
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Glenda Perciful

May 4, 1945 - March 19, 2017

Glendowlyn "Glenda" Fay (Sunior) Perciful 71 of Hensley, AR, entered heavens gates on Sunday, March 19, 2017. Born May 4, 1945, the daughter of Garford and Billie DuBose Sunior.She attended Franklin Elementary, Southwest Jr. High, and Little Rock Central High. After high school some of the places she worked were UAMS, Savers Bank, Home Interior, Dillard's, Perciful's Hot Dogs,...
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James Rayburn Purifoy

January 19, 1935 - March 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Ho, LITTLE ROCK, AR.
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Charlie Jean Brakebill

January 1, 1927 - March 12, 2017

Charlie Jean Brakebill, 90, of Little Rock, went to be with the Lord on March 12, 2017. She was born in Nashville, Arkansas on January 1, 1927 to Percy and Josephine Holt.She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Felton D. Brakebill, son, Fred Lee Brakebill and five siblings.She is survived by three daughters, Linda Brakebill, Suzanne Whitman (John) and Rita Watson (Mike); eleven...
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