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

Lloyd Strasner

July 15, 1918 - August 25, 2016

Lloyd T. Strasner, age 98, of Little Rock, passed away August 25, 2016.Born July 15, 1918, he was preceded in death by his parents, Mac Strasner, Pearl Day and Harry Day, first wife and mother of his children, Christine, second wife, Marie, and brother, LM Strasner.Lloyd is survived by his children, Betty Davis and husband Jim, Linda Beard and husband Lee, and Lloyd T. Strasner, Jr. and wife...
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Marolyn Sue Critser

July 1, 1944 - August 21, 2016

Marolyn Sue Critser, 72, of Little Rock, died August 21, 2016 in Foley, Alabama. Born July 1, 1944 in England, Arkansas, she was the daughter of Arthur and Erma McPherson Shepherd. She worked with her life partner, Jimmy Overton as secretary for All City Glass Company; they loved riding motorcycles and going to antique car shows with their best friends, Karen and Billy Trammel as well as going...
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Deborah Darlene Delcampo

July 23, 1955 - August 18, 2016

Debbie DelCampo passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 18, 2016. She was born July 23, 1955 to Lenora Harris and the late Herbert Harris and Berle Cullen. She is survived by two daughters, Kristy Ford (Doug) of Oden, AR, Angela DeLong of Little Rock, AR, one grandson Devin Sullivan, and two granddaughters Brianna Smith and Brooke DeLong.Services to be scheduled at a later date.
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Joan B. Thompson

January 19, 1932 - August 18, 2016

Joan B. Thompson, 84, of Benton, Arkansas passed away on August 18, 2016. She was born January 19, 1932 to the late W.F. Jeffries and Leila Mae Winans. She was a loving mother, devoted military wife, and homemaker. She also faithfully attended Pulaski Heights Baptist Church until her health would no longer permit. She enjoyed traveling and watching detective shows on television. She is preceded...
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Edith Faye Kelley

September 2, 1932 - August 18, 2016

Edith Faye Kelley, 83, of Little Rock, Arkansas, died Thursday, August 18, 2016, at her home. She was born September 2, 1932, in Little Rock, a daughter of the late George Walter and Grace (Lucas) French. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Myron Kelley, who died in 1992; her children, Marilyn Pierson, Bobby Wallace, and Wiley Wallace.Survivors are her grandchildren, Ronald, Johnny,...
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Sharon Thurston

September 27, 1961 - August 17, 2016

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Susan Gaye Stafford

March 25, 1959 - August 17, 2016

Susan Gaye Stafford, 57, of Conway, passed away August 17, 2016.She was born March 25, 1959, in Pine Bluff. She was preceded in death by her father, Lyle Stafford, and two siblings.Susan resided at Conway Human Development Center (CHDC) for 49 years.She is survived by her mother, Mary Ann Stafford; five brothers, Tony, Bruce, Robert, Mack and Mike, one sister, Kathleen, and numerous nieces and...
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Clyde Steelman

November 6, 1950 - August 14, 2016

Clyde L. Steelman, Jr. of Little Rock, AR passed away Sunday August 14, 2016. He was born November 6, 1950 in Little Rock. He was a bailiff in the Fourth Division Circuit Court and a Pulaski County Sheriff. He was a retired Sergeant from the Little Rock Police Department where he served for 30 plus years and a reserve in the Air National Guard. He is survived by his daughters Heather Pettey ...
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Rosetta M. Calvert

June 27, 1934 - August 13, 2016

Rosetta Mowrey Calvert, 82, of Little Rock, was promoted from this world to serve King Jesus face to face on August 13, 2016. She joins her loving husband of 62 years, Thomas E. (Gene) Calvert who recently passed on June 25, 2016.Born June 27, 1934 in Little Rock, Arkansas, she was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. H.L. and Ethel Mowrey, one sister, Freda Davis, one brother, Sonny Mowrey....
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Mario Cia

November 3, 1982 - August 11, 2016

Mario Bruno “Trey” Cia III, age 33, of Little Rock, passed away August 11, 2016.Trey was a 2001 graduate of Catholic High School. He was a Cpl. in the U.S. Marine Corps and served two tours in Iraq. He was an avid golfer but he loved his country and the Marine Corps.He was preceded in death by his father, Mario Bruno “Buddy” Cia, Jr., paternal grandparents, Mario Bruno Cia...
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Timothy Scott Hickman

July 14, 1965 - August 11, 2016

TIMOTHY SCOTT HICKMAN, 51 of Little Rock, AR passed away Thursday, August 11, 2016. He was born July 14, 1965, in Little Rock, AR to James David Hickman and Mary Goodson Garlington. His religious affiliation was Southern Baptist. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, E.W. and Virginia Goodson, and James Scott and Faye Hickman; aunts/uncles, Johnny and Peggy Wallace and Don Hickman. ...
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Chester E. Bates

August 12, 1933 - August 10, 2016

Chester E. Bates, 82, of North Little Rock, died August 10, 2016. Born August 12, 1933 in Lonoke County, Arkansas, he was the son of Benjamin F. and Ellie Chambers Bates. A past alderman for the City of North Little Rock, Mr. Bates retired from Havertys Furniture after 43 years of service. He enjoyed farming at his farm in Scott.Preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Annette Bates, and a...
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William Cohn

January 2, 1924 - August 8, 2016

William Herbert “Bill” Cohn died on August 8, 2016. Bill was born in Kansas City, Missouri on January 2, 1924 to Meyer and Sophie Cohn. He was predeceased by his sisters Reva Kaplan and Sonya Cooper. He attended the Kansas City Art Institute before serving with the Signal Corps in Puerto Rico during World War II. During the war, Bill came to Little Rock on furlough and finally met...
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LaVerne Leon Radke

January 4, 1943 - July 31, 2016

LaVerne Leon Radke, 73, of Roland, Arkansas died July 31, 2016. Born January 4, 1943 in Great Bend, Kansas, he was the son of Leon and Gladys Riggs Radke. A member of Christ the King Catholic Church, he loved UFC, MMA and Pro-football. He was a supervisor with Philips Lighting for over 30 years. He was presently employed by Advanced Bath and Kitchen as plant manager in Little Rock.Preceded in...
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Audron F. Robertson

November 20, 1946 - July 28, 2016

Audron Frances Spears Robertson was born on November 20, 1946 in Mound Bayou, Mississippi to the late George W. and Lucy McEwen Spears. She professed a hope in Christ at an early age and united with Wesley United Methodist Church in Mound Bayou. She departed this life on July 28, 2016 with her family by her side. Audron graduated from Mound Bayou High School, Class of 1963 as Valedictorian. She...
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Stella L. Woloscsuk

November 24, 1943 - July 25, 2016

Stella L. Woloscsuk, 72, of Little Rock, died July 25, 2016. Born November 24, 1943 in Little Rock, she was the daughter of Henry and Lorene Lindsey Murray. A longtime member of Crystal Hill Baptist Church, she enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and camping. She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Oscar Martin; son, Murray Woloscsuk; brothers, Earl and Leon Murray and...
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Edith L. Treadway

August 24, 1930 - July 19, 2016

Edith Rhein Johnson Treadway, 85, died July 19th, 2016 Little Rock, Arkansas. She was born on August 24, 1930 to Louis and Elsie Rhein in Mannheim, Germany. The impending war encouraged her parents, fraternal grandparents, and Edith to flee to the United States. They landed at Ellis Island in January 1937 and settled in Eudora, Arkansas, where they joined other family members. After nine months,...
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Mary E. Musick

October 24, 1921 - July 16, 2016

Mary Elizabeth Musick, 94, of Mabelvale, died July 16, 2016. Born October 24, 1921 in Little Rock, she was the daughter of J. P. and Anna Hassler Ethridge. She was retired from Westinghouse Electric. A longtime member of Mabelvale United Methodist Church, she was active in the church daycare and a member of the United Methodist Women and was also a member of the Home Extension Club.Preceded in...
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Mary E. Musick

October 24, 1921 - July 16, 2016

Mary Elizabeth Musick, 94, of Mabelvale, died July 16, 2016. Born October 24, 1921 in Little Rock, she was the daughter of J. P. and Anna Hassler Ethridge. She was retired from Westinghouse Electric. A longtime member of Mabelvale United Methodist Church, she was active in the church daycare and a member of the United Methodist Women and was also a member of the Home Extension Club.Preceded in...
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Mary E. Musick

October 24, 1921 - July 16, 2016

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Ida M. Harrison

November 26, 1923 - July 12, 2016

Ida M. Harrison, 92, of Little Rock, died July 12, 2016. Born November 26, 1923 in Louisville, Mississippi, she was the daughter of John Will and Alma Matlock Harrison. She was a member Antioch Missionary Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school; she enjoyed children and loved music. She was retired from General Adjustment Bureau.She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Robert,...
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Bernadine Glover

August 20, 1922 - July 11, 2016

Bernadine Lemon Glover passed away on July 11, 2016. Born on August 20, 1922 in Little Rock, Arkansas, Bernie was the daughter of Blanche Smith West and Josef Fenton Kramer Lemon. She married Gilbert Louis Glover in 1946 in Little Rock. During the early years of their marriage Gil's work took them to Chicago, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, West Virginia, Louisiana, and Texas. They returned to...
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Euclid George Kelly

September 19, 1941 - July 10, 2016

Euclid George Kelly, 74, of Little Rock, died July 10, 2016 in Pine Bluff. He was born September 19, 1941 in Jamaica, West Indies. Mr. Kelly retired in 2014 after serving 36 years as supervisor of Pulaski County Circuit Court. A member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, he was a loving husband, father and grandfather who also enjoyed fishing and gardening. He was a soccer enthusiast...
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Margaret Winters

May 25, 1924 - July 8, 2016

Margaret Richardson Winters of Little Rock was born in Fordyce, Arkansas, to Nancy Blanche and Joseph Jackson Derryberry on May 25, 1924, and entered heaven on July 8, 2016.She was preceded in death by her parents, four loving sisters, husband of 31 years, Bob Richardson, daughter, Ginger Richardson Cash, and three grandsons, Greg Reed, Chad Cash and Shane Reed.Several years after Bob’s...
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Carolyn Moorman

June 25, 1932 - July 7, 2016

Carolyn Ann Westerfield Moorman, of Little Rock, born June 25, 1932, to the late Frank McClellan and Inez Parr Westerfield died July 7, 2016. She was a lifelong member of Grace Lutheran Church and served as its organist for over 40 years.She is survived by her daughter Colleen Moorman and her son Sean Moorman. She was preceded in death by her husband Luke A. Moorman, and her brother Dr. Frank M...
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Grace Marie Bauer

December 19, 1930 - July 5, 2016

Grace Marie Booth Bauer, 85, of Little Rock passed away on Tuesday, July 5th. Born December 19, 1930 in Little Rock, she was the daughter of Ben and Anna Booth. Grace graduated from Mount Saint Mary Academy in Little Rock. She met her husband Rudolph “Rudy” Bauer in Little Rock in 1952. They celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary in June of this year. Grace was a lifelong Catholic...
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Paul W. Spencer

April 23, 1938 - June 30, 2016

Paul W. Spencer of Scott, Arkansas (formerly of Steubenville Ohio), passed from this life on June 30, 2016. He was born in Jefferson County, Ohio, on April 23rd, 1938. Paul was a veteran of the United States Army. He worked as a mechanic for over 40 years and loved to restore rusty antique tractors to their original splendor. Paul moved to Scott, Arkansas in 2004 to be near his family where he...
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Janet Denise Gortney

March 22, 1960 - June 27, 2016

Around sunrise June 27th, our precious daughter Janet Gortney was taken from this world by her Savior Jesus nestled in His loving arms to dwell for eternity in Heaven with Him. Born in Little Rock, Arkansas March 22nd, 1960, she graduated from UALR, then moved to Wisconsin where she completed her Master’s degree. She then pusued her career as a medical physicist working in the radiology...
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Linda Katherine Montgomery

May 26, 1955 - June 23, 2016

Linda K. Montgomery, 61, of Little Rock passed away June 23, 2016. Born May 26, 1955 in Shreveport, Louisiana, she was the daughter Paul and Maylo Bickell. She was preceded in death by her husband of 28 years, Donald G Montgomery and is survived by her parents; sons Jason (Jennifer) and Joshua (Sarah) Montgomery; 2 grandchildren, Warren and Stella; her sister, two brothers, and several nieces and...
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Harold Donald Byrd

July 23, 1938 - June 23, 2016

Harold Donald “Tweety” Byrd, 77 of Little Rock, passed away June 23, 2016. He was born in North Little Rock, Arkansas to Ervin and Verda Byrd on July 23, 1938. He was a member of Sandstone Church of Christ. His passion in life was golf, his friends, and his family. He served in the Army from 1959 to 1965. He retired from Union Pacific Railroad after being employed as an Electrician...
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Donald E. Thompson

January 17, 1946 - June 21, 2016

Donald E. Thompson, 70 of Little Rock was born January 17, 1946 and passed away June 21, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents Joe and Alice Thompson and a brother John Thompson.He graduated from Little Rock Central High School in 1964 and also later from UCA with a Bachelors degree in Accounting. He worked and retired from DHS with 30 plus years of service as an auditor. He was a Master...
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Margaret Oreye

April 10, 1949 - June 19, 2016

Mrs. Margaret Oreye, beloved wife of late Mr. Michael Oreye, loving mother, and proud grandmother passed away at UAMS in Little Rock AR on Sunday June 19, 2016.Margaret Oreye was the daughter of late Ehialimwian Ogun and Egbemwenkhaye Ighalo Ogun of Igueben in Igueben Local Government area of Edo state Nigeria. She was born on April 10, 1947 in Igueben. At a young age, she lived with her eldest...
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Paula A. Green

April 16, 1935 - June 17, 2016

Paula Ann Crook Green passed away quietly on June 17, 2016, with family at her side, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Paula was born in Helena, Arkansas, on April 16, 1935. She grew up in Helena and eventually married Troy W. Green of Little Rock, in 1959, who passed away in 2015. She loved being with her family and always had a special bond with children, so she was close to...
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Dorothy M. Yates

August 17, 1933 - June 17, 2016

Dorothy Mae Yates, 82, of Little Rock died June 17, 2016. Born August 17, 1933 in Little Rock, she was the daughter of Richard Lewis Baldwin and Bessie Sara Burton Baldwin. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Yates; 4 brothers, Lewis, Henry, Leon “Red” and Franklin “Cotton” Baldwin; 3 sisters, Pauline Combs Grace Stone, and Irma Godwin. She is survived by 3...
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Lauretta A. Lenhardt

April 12, 1925 - June 14, 2016

Lauretta A. Lenhardt, 91, of Little Rock, died peacefully June 14, 2016. Born April 12, 1925 in St. Louis, she was the daughter of Edward and Emma Blomker Busiek. She was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church. Lauretta was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Lenhardt; daughters, Mary Lauretta Lenhardt and Ruth Ann Deere; a brother, Edward Busiek and his wife, Dorothy.Survivors are...
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Jackie Stacy

August 27, 1955 - June 12, 2016

Jackie Stacy, also known by many as Papa Bear, 60, of Little Rock, AR, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at Baptist Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. He was a cancer survivor of 13 years. Jackie was at peace when he was taken from those who love him after fighting an acute illness for 17 long days, with miracles happening daily. Jackie was born in Little Rock to...
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Geraldine Smith

May 24, 1924 - June 8, 2016

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Shirley Jean Wade

May 31, 1935 - June 6, 2016

Shirley Jean Wade, 81 of Little Rock, went to meet Jesus her Lord on June 6, 2016. She was born to Spencer and Lucille Northcutt in Chattanooga, Tennessee on May 31, 1935. Shirley loved playing the organ and playing with her great-grandchildren. She was loved by all who knew her. She is preceded in death by her husband of over 60 years, Jess James Wade, and her son, James Lee Wade. She is...
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Shirley Jean Wade

May 31, 1935 - June 6, 2016

Shirley Jean Wade, 81 of Little Rock, went to meet Jesus her Lord on June 6, 2016. She was born to Spencer and Lucille Northcutt in Chattanooga, Tennessee on May 31, 1935. Shirley loved playing the organ and playing with her great-grandchildren. She was loved by all who knew her. She is preceded in death by her husband of over 60 years, Jess James Wade, and her son, James Lee Wade. She is...
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Shirley Jean Wade

May 31, 1935 - June 6, 2016

Shirley Jean Wade, 81 of Little Rock, went to meet Jesus her Lord on June 6, 2016. She was born to Spencer and Lucille Northcutt in Chattanooga, Tennessee on May 31, 1935. Shirley loved playing the organ and playing with her great-grandchildren. She was loved by all who knew her. She is preceded in death by her husband of over 60 years, Jess James Wade, and her son, James Lee Wade. She is...
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Shirley Jean Wade

May 31, 1935 - June 6, 2016

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Judy Arlene Baugus

February 21, 1946 - June 2, 2016

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Jimmie Douglas Baugus

December 31, 1946 - June 2, 2016

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Irene Young

June 16, 1920 - May 26, 2016

Irene C. Young, 95, of Little Rock, died Thursday, May 26, 2016, of complications with Alzheimer's disease. She was born June 16, 1920 in San Antonio, Texas, daughter of Arabella and John Carns. She married Joseph J. Young of San Antonio in 1944, deceased on February 20, 1995.She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, enjoyed playing bridge, mah jong, and reading a good mystery. ...
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Mary Beth Findley

July 20, 1930 - May 24, 2016

Mary Elizabeth Holden Findley passed away peacefully May 24, 2016. She was 85.Born July 20, 1930, in Memphis, Tennessee, she and her departed husband, T.L. Findley, ran Art’s Liquor for many years.She is survived by daughter, Sheila Findley, grandson, Thomas Dancer, and one great-grandson, Treyton Dancer.She was a member of Mabelvale United Methodist Church.Visitation will be Saturday, May...
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Michael T. Bradley

July 26, 1943 - May 21, 2016

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Jack CAIN

January 31, 1932 - May 20, 2016

Sergeant Jack C. Cain died peacefully in Conyers, GA on May 20, 2016 at home with family. Sgt. Cain was born on January 31, 1932 in High Springs, FL to Frank Cain and Irene Witt. Jack was one of four children born to Frank and Irene. Jack attended elementary school in Louvale, GA and various places. He graduated from Pine Hill High School; there were only two graduates that year. In 1949 he...
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Merle F. WILLIAMS

January 1, 1929 - May 15, 2016

Merle F. Williams, 87, of Little Rock was born January 1, 1929 in Yell County, Arkansas to parents Les Faulkner and Audie Robinson Faulkner. She passed away May 15, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Col. (Ret.) Robert Williams. She was of the Catholic faith and her favorite hobbies included playing bridge and golf. She made many friends and enjoyed playing in golf...
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Joseph Eugene Tomboli

December 7, 1946 - May 12, 2016

Joseph Eugene Tomboli of Sherwood, Arkansas passed away May 12, 2016 at St. Vincent Hospital. Gene was born December 7, 1946 in Pine Bluff, AR. Gene was educated at St. Joseph Catholic in Pine Bluff, AR and Catholic High in Little Rock, AR where he received a plaque for perfect attendance as altarboy. He received his college degree from UALR. Gene loved his cars and was an avid racing fan. Gene...
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Martin M. Logan

September 2, 1930 - May 11, 2016

Martin M. Logan, Jr., 85, of Little Rock, passed away May 11, 2016.He was born September 2, 1930, in Warren, Arkansas to Martin M. Logan, Sr. and Inez Galloway Logan. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Joy Jean Logan, three sisters, Lorraine Pharez, Lucretia Cogbill, Lou Neal Hester, and brother, Bill Logan.Martin was an Army veteran and served during the Korean Conflict.He was a...
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Ilse Dunham

September 19, 1932 - May 11, 2016

In Loving MemoryofIlse E. DunhamSep 19, 1932-May 11, 2016 Ilse E. Dunham, 83, passed away on May 11, 2016 in Little Rock, Arkansas. She is survived by her son, Steven L. Dunham, her daughter, Dr. Sandra K. Reynolds, and her two grandchildren, Yana and Christopher Dunham. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Robert E. Dunham and her son, Dr. Michael Dunham. Funeral services will be...
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Hildreth Brown

December 8, 1918 - May 10, 2016

HILDRETH BARRETT BROWN died peacefully in her sleep Tuesday morning, May 10, 2016. She was 97--or in her own terminology "old as the hills." Hildreth (or Nook as many called her) was an ardent Baptist, and placed her trust in Jesus Christ and His heavenly kingdom. Hildreth was born on December 8, 1918, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, to Edgar and Ila Hildreth Barrett. She had two sisters...
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Jerry Bradley

June 27, 1957 - May 9, 2016

Jerry Dale Bradley, 58, of Benton, passed away May 9, 2016.He was born June 27, 1957, in Abilene, Texas to William Glenn and Elizabeth Ann Bradley.Jerry worked in grocery and sales his entire life. He was a Red Cross certified life guard and saved three lives. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to float, fish and hunt; as well as a devoted Razorback fan.He is survived by his parents; his son,...
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Ollie Edward Reppond

January 13, 1922 - May 7, 2016

Ollie E. Reppond, 94, passed away May 7, 2016. He was born on January 13, 1922 to George and Stella Reppond. Mr. Reppond was a WWII Veteran. When he arrived in Normandy, he landed at Omaha Beach. During his service there, he was in five major battles and earned five bronze stars. After his service to our country, he was an on the road truck driver. During his time driving, he was chosen to haul...
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Ollie Reppond

January 13, 1922 - May 7, 2016

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Glenn Halstead

December 30, 1958 - May 3, 2016

Glenn Halstead, Jr., of Little Rock, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Born in Washington, DC on December 30, 1958, to Glenn Sr. and Lucy Halstead, Glenn attended Little Rock's Catholic High School where he excelled on the football field. Upon graduating, he attended the University of Missouri where he studied at the School of Journalism. While at Mizzou, he pledged...
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Douglas C. Pitts

October 20, 1946 - May 3, 2016

Douglas Pitts died in on 3 May 2016 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was 69.Mr. Pitts was born on 20 October 1946 in Centralia, Washington to his parents, Gerald and Rose Pitts. He was married to Stella Pitts for over 30 years. Mr. Pitts was an avid outdoorsman, hunter, and fisherman. He loved motorcycles, woodworking, and painting.Mr. Pitts is survived by his son, Christopher Pitts; his daughter,...
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James H. Page

September 18, 1930 - May 3, 2016

James (J.H.) Page, 85 of Little Rock was born September 18, 1930 and passed away May 3, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents Howard and Nomel Wilson Page as well as his three brothers Lloyd, Marvin and Melvin Page. He is survived by his wife of sixty four years Lorene Page and children James (Diane) Page, Sharon (Steve) Griesemer, John Page and Patti (Jayson) Taylor. Other survivors...
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Mary Ann Lawrence

October 30, 1928 - May 2, 2016

Mary Ann Lawrence, 87, of Heber Springs, Arkansas passed away on May 02, 2016. Survivors: Rogers Yarnell of Hot Springs, Camille Yarnell Fort of Little Rock, Melissa Yarnell of Little Rock and Laura Long Candau (Rob) of Heber Springs, nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to UAMS or WRI Cancer Auxiliaries in Little Rock.
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Paul L. Barnard

July 20, 1924 - April 30, 2016

PAUL LESLIE BARNARD, JR., passed into the loving arms of Jesus on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at the age of 91. He was at home, surrounded by his loving family. Paul was born on July 20, 1924 to Paul Leslie and Mattie Elliott Barnard, in Little Rock, Arkansas. After graduating from Little Rock High School, he attended George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and in 1949 graduated from...
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Julia O'Connor

October 15, 1936 - April 30, 2016

Julia R. “Julie” O’Connor, 79, of Little Rock, passed away April 30, 2016.She was born October 15, 1936, in Gibbon, Minnesota to Roland and Marie Reitter. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Richard J. O’Connor.Julie was a retired social worker. In retirement she volunteered at UAMS and participated in The Red Hat Society. She was devoted to her...
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Imogene Exie Johnson

July 4, 1926 - April 25, 2016

Ms. Imogene Johnson died April 25, 2016. She was born in London, Kentucky July 4, 1926. Visually impaired, she was proud to have worked at UAMS as a dark room technician for 42 years. She was a long time member and past president of the Arkansas Council of the Blind where she had strong and nourishing friendships. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock. Imogene helped...
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Jacob S. Rector

May 12, 1924 - April 24, 2016

Jacob Staley Rector, born May 12, 1924 in Stanton, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on April 24, 2016. Jacob was preceded in death by his parents, David and Edith Rector, brother, Eugene Rector and wife, Frances Rector. Survivors include a brother, Andrew Rector, sister, Rita Euler, daughter, Cathy Ferguson and her husband Bill, grandson, Jacob Ferguson and wife Laura and two great grandsons...
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Jacob S. Rector

May 12, 1924 - April 24, 2016

Jacob Staley Rector, born May 12, 1924 in Stanton, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on April 24, 2016. Jacob was preceded in death by his parents, David and Edith Rector, brother, Eugene Rector and wife, Frances Rector. Survivors include a brother, Andrew Rector, sister, Rita Euler, daughter, Cathy Ferguson and her husband Bill, grandson, Jacob Ferguson and wife Laura and two great grandsons...
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Mary Lou Grimmett

March 26, 1933 - April 23, 2016

Mary Lou Maxey Grimmett, 83, of Little Rock, died April 23, 2016. Born March 26, 1933 in Texarkana, Texas, she was the daughter of J.C. and Rachel Barnett Orr. She was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed Elvis, dancing and bowling.She was preceded in death by her parents; 3 brothers, Bill, Henry "Doc" and Pyron; and two sisters, Nellie and Sarah. Survivors are two daughters, Dee Haislip ...
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Mabel Browning Horton

August 3, 1929 - April 22, 2016

Mabel Browning Horton, born August 3, 1929, in North Point, Arkansas, passed away April 22, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvis and Ruth Browning and was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas. Visitation will be 6:00pm until 8:00pm, Thursday, April 28, at the funeral home. Graveside Service will be 10:00am, Friday, at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
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Edmond J. Zakreski

April 25, 1918 - April 21, 2016

Edmond John Zakreski of Little Rock, passed away April 21, 2016 in Malvern, Arkansas 4 days shy of his 98th birthday. Born April 25, 1918 in North Little Rock, he was the son of John and Katie Kopacz Zakreski. A veteran of World War II, he worked and retired from Sterling Department Stores. He especially loved his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and working in his yard.Preceded in death by his...
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James McKnight

November 22, 1912 - April 21, 2016

James H. McKnight 103 ½ of Little Rock was born November 22, 1912 in Mason Hall, TN to parents Enos and Callie Boyett McKnight and passed away April 21st, 2016 at Lakewood Health and Rehab in North Little Rock. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 70 years Mildred McKnight.He was retired from the VA Hospital where he worked for many years as a warehouse manager and...
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Frances Lynn Wallace

October 26, 1965 - April 20, 2016

Frances Lynn Wallace was born on October 26, 1965 in Morrilton, Arkansas to the late Elvin and Josephine Garrison Wallace. She was the fifteenth child of 15 children from this union. Two sisters preceded her in death; respectively, Corine Annette Reese and Ella Louise McClain.Lynn was raised in a Christian home and accepted Christ at an early age then joined Hopewell Presbyterian Church in...
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Haven Beshires

January 16, 1926 - April 20, 2016

Haven Cleon Beshires, 90 of Little Rock passed away on April 20, 2016. He retired from Jacuzzi Brothers and also worked for himself doing home remodeling for several years after retirement. He enjoyed many hobbies including hunting, fishing, and gardening. He was an avid sports fan and loved watching the Arkansas Razorbacks and the St. Louis Cardinals. From 1952-1954 he proudly served his country...
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JoAnn Mullins

January 13, 1933 - April 19, 2016

JoAnn Darnell Mullins, 83, of Little Rock, reunited with her family in heaven on April 19, 2016. She was born on January 13, 1933 in Rabun County, GA to Joseph Lex Darnell and Mary Emma Chapman. JoAnn was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Her family was her greatest joy in life. She enjoyed cooking for her family, fishing, music, dancing, and spending time with friends and loved ones. JoAnn...
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Jo Ann Mullins

January 13, 1933 - April 19, 2016

JoAnn Darnell Mullins, 83, of Little Rock, reunited with her family in heaven on April 19, 2016. She was born on January 13, 1933 in Rabun County, GA to Joseph Lex Darnell and Mary Emma Chapman. JoAnn was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Her family was her greatest joy in life. She enjoyed cooking for her family, fishing, music, dancing, and spending time with friends and loved ones. JoAnn...
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Tera McDonald

June 21, 1922 - April 15, 2016

Tera Ruth Davis McDonald, age 93, born on June 21, 1922, died on April 15, 2016. Born in Memphis, Tennessee to T.E. and Tera Davis, she was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Paul R. McDonald.Tera was a Christian and attended Little Rock Seventh Day Adventist Church. She will be remembered as a sweet and giving person, and her family was her life.She is survived by her children: Paul ...
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Anne Mae Robertson

November 4, 1915 - April 10, 2016

Anne Mae Robertson, 100, of Little Rock, Arkansas, passed away April 10, 2016. She was born in Little Rock on November 4, 1915 to Joseph and Anna Strachota. She was a member of Our Lady of Holy Souls Catholic Church in Little Rock for 65 years. Anne was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, William M. “Mack” Robertson; their son, William R. Robertson, DDS; and five siblings,...
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Frank A. Gerard

March 8, 1933 - April 7, 2016

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Frank A. GERARD

March 8, 1933 - April 7, 2016

Frank A Gerard, 83, died Thursday, April 7, 2016, at Hospice Home Care in Little Rock. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Elaine; sons Brian and Andrew; daughters Renee’ and Melissa; grandchildren Logan and Hunter; brothers Joe and Gil, and numerous fellow friends of Bill W, who he knew over thirty years. Born and raised in Little Rock, Frank was Valedictorian of his class at Catholic...
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Linda Gray

January 9, 1955 - April 7, 2016

Linda Ann Gray, 61 of Little Rock passed away Thursday, April 7, 2016 at her home.Linda is survived by her husband of 41 years, Rick Gray and her father, Lynden J. Forester. She is also survived by her daughters Christina Miller and Nicole Gray. One grandson Bryce Strell and three granddaughters, Skye Miller, Sage Miller, and Olivia Linebarier. Her siblings, Lyn Forester of Jacksonville, Lonnie...
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Lesley JoAnne Powell

October 13, 1959 - April 4, 2016

Lesley Joanne Powell, 56, of Little Rock was born October 13, 1959 in Kittery, Maine, and passed away on April 4, 2016 at her home. She was preceded in death by her parents Leslie J. Powell and Joan M. Westbrook Powell and a brother David R. Powell. She is survived by her sister Margaret Dorene Harris (husband Edward) of Little Rock and her brother James W. Powell (wife Yong Hui Powell) of...
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Patricia Funk

December 9, 1934 - April 3, 2016

Patricia Parker Funk, 81,died Sunday, April 3, 2016 in Bryant.She was the widow of Donald C. Funk, was a native of Little Rock and had most recently lived in Benton. She was a homemaker and long-time fan of the Arkansas Razorbacks and Oaklawn Park. She was a member of First Lutheran Church of Little Rock.Survivors include three daughters, one daughter-in-law, one son-in-law, one grandchild,...
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Ann Barbara Thompson

March 24, 1921 - April 3, 2016

Ann Barbara Epagh Thompson passed away April 3, 2016 in Little Rock. Ann Barbara was born in Seward, NE, March 24, 1921 to Dr. Charles Porter and Bertha Carney Porter. She was preceded in death by her husband Wayne Thompson of Centerville, AR, and her grandson Mark Link of Long Beach, CA. She is survived by her three daughters, Ann Link, Jeanie Thompson and Holly Hope, all of Little Rock, AR. ...
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Neil Cookman

June 9, 1954 - April 3, 2016

Neil Cookman, 61, of Little Rock, passed away peacefully on April 3rd, 2016, with his family by his side. Neil was born and raised in the United Kingdom, then moved to the United States in 1978 with his wife to continue their careers in nursing. Neil worked at the Arkansas State Hospital and UAMS for many years. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Margaret (Maggie), sons, Paul and Josh ...
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Faye Sewell

May 29, 1921 - April 3, 2016

Eleanor Faye Bishop Sewell, age 94, born on May 29, 1921, passed away April 3, 2016, which was her beloved husband’s birthday.She was the daughter if J.M. and Mary Ann Bishop of Marysville, Arkansas.After graduating from college, she worked for Lion Oil Company and became the first female pipe liner. In 1941, Faye married her childhood sweetheart, Murray W. Sewell.Faye was extremely active...
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Pearl Ponzini

September 8, 1930 - April 1, 2016

Pearl Z. Ponzini, age 85, of Little Rock, Arkansas, formerly of Locust Valley and Armonk, New York, passed into eternal life on Friday, April 1, 2016.She was preceded in death by her parents, Helen and Anthony Zylko of Little Rock and Locust Valley. Pearl was born in Glen Cove, New York on September 8, 1930.Pearl is survived by her husband, Gene (Eugene), her three sons, Rev. Thomas V. Ponzini ...
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Helen Marie Weber

October 2, 1929 - March 31, 2016

HELEN MARIE WEBER passed away on March 31, 2016. She was born on October 2, 1929 to Henry & Mary Wewers of Jonesboro, Arkansas. Her husband of 46 years, Joe Weber, Jr. preceded her in death. Helen is survived by her brother, Tommy Wewers of Jonesboro, daughter, Bernadette (Pat) and sons, Raymond (Paul), Philip (Barbara), Patrick (Jackie), Rodney, Paul (Lana), Joseph (Kim), Edward (Angie) and...
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Carrol D. Ellison

August 13, 1929 - March 25, 2016

Carrol Jean (Davis) Ellison, 86, of Little Rock was born August 13, 1929 in Augusta, Arkansas and went to be with the Lord Friday, on March, 25, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents Minor and Leo Davis and her husband of 55 years Wayne Ellison. She was a long time member of Calvary Baptist Church in Little Rock. She enjoyed volunteering at her church and participating in church...
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Alice Isgrig

June 7, 1928 - March 22, 2016

Alice Elizabeth Isgrig, 87, of Little Rock, died March 22, 2016. She was born June 7, 1928, in North Little Rock, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-two years, William Bryan Isgrig, Jr., her parents, Erlene Halley and Athel Rodgers, and a sister, Doris Johnson. She is survived by four sons, William Bryan Isgrig, III (Linda) of Fresno, California, Rodger Allen Isgrig ...
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Sarah Travis

January 18, 1990 - March 21, 2016

Sarah Marie Travis, 26, passed peacefully into the hands of the Lord while asleep at home on March 21st. Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, she was the daughter of Thomas Lewis Travis and Dr. Theresa Rodriguez Travis. She graduated from Mount St. Mary Academy in 2008 and received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from UALR, where she was pursuing a master’s of applied psychology. She was...
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Noel Walter Lawson

July 7, 1939 - March 19, 2016

Noel Walter Lawson, M.D., 76, passed away on March 19, 2016 in Little Rock, Arkansas. A retired cardiac anesthesiologist, he was born July 7, 1939 to the late Marvin and Bessie Arnold Lawson of Conway. He was the grandson of the late Walter Washington and Nettie Ragsdale Lawson of Imboden, Arkansas and William Noel and Effie Peebles Arnold of Williford, Arkansas. Dr. Lawson married Carol Ann...
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Jean Ann Akers

September 22, 1941 - March 19, 2016

Jean Ann Akers, 76, of Mt. Home, Arkansas went to be with the Lord, March 19, 2016. She was born to Eugene and Ethel Despard on September 22, 1941 in Cresco, Iowa. Jean was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Bobby Lowrey. She is survived by three children; Christina Gentry, Kimberly Poe, Susan Lakin, three siblings; Roger Despard, David Despard (Kim), Dawn Highley, seven...
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Eula Herndon

May 1, 1921 - March 18, 2016

Eula Mae Herndon, age 94, of Little Rock, passed away March 18, 2016.She was born May 1, 1921, in Little Rock to Clarence and Eliza Bennett. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of nearly 60 years, Bill Herndon, a daughter, Patsy Thompson, and by her siblings.Eula Mae’s life ended the way she led her life, surrounded by family. She was a homemaker and member of Landmark...
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Byron Jeffery Frazier

March 19, 1961 - March 17, 2016

Jeff Frazier passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 17th, 2016, just two days before his 55th birthday. He was born on March 19th, 1961 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was a loving father and grandfather. His 16-month-old granddaughter, Nora, was the highlight of his life. Jeff was a friend to many and would never hesitate to give you the shirt off his back and expect nothing in...
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Patricia Davis

August 4, 1944 - March 17, 2016

Patricia Ann Davis, 71, of Cabot, passed away March 17, 2016. She was born in Hammond, Indiana to Richard and Marcine Cummins on August 4, 1944. In 1951, her family moved to Arkansas. Patricia was a graduate of St. Vincent School of Nursing in 1964. In 1967, she served as a Registered Nurse in the Army Nursing Corps located in Amarillo, Texas. The rest of her career was spent working in hospitals...
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Jacobus Gorter

October 1, 1917 - March 15, 2016

Jacobus Gorter, 98, of Little Rock, Ark., died March 15, 2016. “Jack” was born to Gerrit Gorter and Antje Wortel on October 1, 1917 in West Terschelling, Netherlands. He served with distinction as a ship’s officer in the Dutch Merchant Marines, a vital supplier to the Allied Forces during WWII. He served on many ships during the war, including two that were sunk and a third ship...
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Dorothy E. Catlett

December 1, 1920 - March 12, 2016

Dorothy Evolee Walls Catlett, 95, of Springdale Arkansas, passed away on March 12, 2016, at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale. She was born in Herpel, Arkansas, on December 1, 1920, to Chester Otto and Lula Walls.She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Johnie Catlett. She is survived by her son, David Catlett and his wife, Kay, of Stow, Ohio; her daughter, Donna Power and her...
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Mary Stoker

December 21, 1934 - March 11, 2016

Mary Dreher Stoker of Little Rock, Arkansas was born on December 21, 1933, the daughter of the late Henry Edward Dreher and Annie Carter Dreher. She died March 11, 2016 at the age of 82 years. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, George and Edward “Pete” Dreher. She is survived by her husband of 56 years James Stoker of Winona, Mississippi, two sons, Brian and...
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Mary Maxine Durst

August 31, 1921 - March 10, 2016

Mary Maxine Durst, 94, of Little Rock, died March 10, 2016. She was the daughter of Herman Albert and Josephine Roth Durst. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Luella E. Durst. Miss Durst retired from Worthen National Bank and Trust Company (now Bank of America). A longtime member of St. Edward’s Catholic Church, she was a member of St. Edward’s Mother’s...
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Charles Lockert

August 4, 1961 - March 7, 2016

Charlie “Ray” Lockert, 54, went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 7, 2016, from a heart attack at his home in Little Rock, Arkansas.Charlie was born on August 4, 1961. He was a retired logger and an avid sportsman that loved to hunt and run hoop nets. Charlie is preceded in death by his father, Charles Lockert, brother Stevie Lynn Lockert, daughter Candace Lockert McDaniel, wife...
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Gertrude Kelone

November 8, 1922 - March 3, 2016

Gertrude Elizabeth Kelone, age 93, of Little Rock, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2016.She was born November 8, 1922, in Slovak, Arkansas, to Joseph and Susan Uhiren. She was preceded by her parents, her husband, Earl V. Kelone, a sister, Mary Ann Miller and a brother, William Uhiren.Gertrude was a lifetime member of Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic Church. She was a homemaker and worked part...
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Marjorie M. Owens

January 17, 1925 - March 2, 2016

Marjorie “Marge” Owens, age 91, of Little Rock, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2016.She was born January 17, 1925, in Rock Springs, Wyoming, to Kenneth and Tina Matthews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Rita Comstock.Marge was a secretary in the surgery ward at the Veterans Administration Hospital for several years. She later became the owner of a laundromat...
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Margaret G. Oberste

September 7, 1924 - February 28, 2016

On Sunday, February 28, 2016, Margaret “Marge” Gortney Oberste peacefully graduated from this life at 91 years of age, and went to her heavenly home to be with the Lord. Along with her husband of 53 years, she saw her children grow, marry and have families of their own. Marge was a long time member of Agape Church in Little Rock, AR.She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry...
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