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

Perry Gravitt

June 19, 1934 - February 17, 2017

Perry Gravitt Jr. of North Little Rock, passed away on February 17, 2017 at the age of 82. Perry was born on June 19, 1934 in Paden, OK, where he graduated high school. He worked for DuPont Automotive Refinish for 20 years as a territory salesman. In 1976, Perry and his first wife Lillis purchased Hackman Paint & Supply Co. Inc. in Little Rock, AR. Perry and his family expanded the...
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Perry Gravitt

June 19, 1934 - February 17, 2017

Perry Gravitt Jr. of North Little Rock, passed away on February 17, 2017 at the age of 82. Perry was born on June 19, 1934 in Paden, OK, where he graduated high school. He worked for DuPont Automotive Refinish for 20 years as a territory salesman. In 1976, Perry and his first wife Lillis purchased Hackman Paint & Supply Co. Inc. in Little Rock, AR. Perry and his family expanded the...
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John Kemp Kagy

July 26, 1935 - February 17, 2017

John Kemp Kagy, M.D.Born in Van Buren, Arkansas July 26, 1935, to Treva and John Russell Kagy, Dr. John passed away peacefully February 17, 2017, surrounded by family and in the arms of his loving wife.He attended elementary school in Van Buren public schools, then high school in Fort Smith at Saint Anne’s Academy. From there he attended Fort Smith Junior College and then Saint Vincent...
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John Kirkley

September 10, 1921 - February 17, 2017

John B. Kirkley, M.D. of Jonesboro, Arkansas, passed away February 17, 2017.He was born September 10, 1921, in Neosho, Missouri, to L.E. and Ethel Kirkley.He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Esta Kirkley, and brother, Roy Kirkley.John graduated from the University of Arkansas Medical School in 1948. He served in the Navy at the end of WWII and the Army from 1954 to 1964. He...
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Juanita Mae Gilbert

September 1, 1929 - February 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Ho, LITTLE ROCK, AR.
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Phyllis A. BAILEY

August 11, 1928 - February 17, 2017

Phyllis Ann Dugan Bailey joined her heavenly family on February 17, 2017. She was born on August 11, 1928 in Cincinnati, Ohio and was the second child of Elizabeth Ann Herget Dugan and Daniel Robert Dugan. She was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Cincinnati and attended the University of Cincinnati.She met her future husband, Gladstone William “Bud” Bailey at the Newman...
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Margurett Dailey

October 7, 1921 - February 15, 2017

Margurett Gentis Dailey, 95 of Little Rock, passed away February 15, 2017. She was born October 7, 1921 to Arthur and Jenny Lee Gentis in Blackton, Arkansas. Margurett enjoyed sewing, knitting, gardening, and was a world class cook. She was a homemaker. With a spirit so gentle and kind like hers, she was always caring for her children, grandchildren, others in need, as well as her neighbors. ...
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Jessie Mae Vance

February 22, 1933 - February 12, 2017

Jessie Mae Vance, 83, of Little Rock, AR, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, February 12, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Born February 22, 1933, in Perry, AR. She was the daughter of the late Jesse and Birtie Bright-Chambliss. She began her family when she married the late Amos Vance on Oct. 29, 1948. In addition to caring for her family, Jessie enjoyed 27 years of service as a...
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Roger Dale Stacy

October 27, 1953 - February 5, 2017

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

July 23, 1940 - February 5, 2017

Sylvia Jean Fason of Little Rock passed away February 5, 2017.She is survived by son, Gregory Fason; daughter, Sonja Westerman; sister, Shirley Cox, all of Little Rock; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.Visitation will be Thursday, February 9, at 9:00 a.m. with a Celebration of Life at 10:00 a.m. at Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth.
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Jerry Gladys Anders

August 29, 1925 - February 3, 2017

Gladys Geraldine “Jerry” (Sharp) Anders, 91, of Little Rock died February 3, 2017. She was born in Little Rock August 29, 1925.She is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas H. “Pete” and Gladys C. Sharp, and by her husband of 62 years, Lawrence Ray Anders.She is survived by two sons, Mike Anders and his wife Bette, and Patrick Anders, of Little Rock. She is G.G. to six...
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Crystal Barnes

September 16, 1927 - February 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Ho, LITTLE ROCK, AR.
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Betty Jane Shepard

June 22, 1926 - January 25, 2017

Betty Jane Park (Mahurin) Shepard, 90, of Little Rock, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. She was born on June 22, 1926 in Little Rock to Earl and Maude Park. She graduated from Mount St. Mary Academy in 1943 and St. Vincent Infirmary Nursing School in Little Rock in 1947. Mrs. Shepard worked in the nursing field until she retired in 1987. She was an avid reader and could do the New...
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Helen Dwiggins

May 5, 1924 - January 23, 2017

Helen Files Dwiggins, age 92, of Little Rock, Arkansas, passed away on January 23, 2017. Born May 5, 1924 to the late Gene and Pauline Files, Helen was a special lady. She was known for her love of family, friends, playing bridge, and all creatures great and small. Her love for adventure lead her to drive a demolition derby car, train pilots as a flight instructor for the Civil Air Patrol, and...
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Arguster M. Thomas

February 22, 1941 - January 23, 2017

Arguster M. Newsome Thomas, 75, of Little Rock, Arkansas was born in Monroe, Louisiana on February 22, 1941 and went home to be with the Lord on January 23, 2017. She was preceded in death by parents, Arguster R. Newsome and Emma Jones as well as four brothers and ten sisters. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Jimmy R. Newsome Sr. (Brenda), James Newsome, Sam Thomas, Cynthia Belin, ...
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Jean Ambort

March 21, 1932 - January 20, 2017

Ada Jean Ambort, 84, of North Little Rock, passed away January 20, 2017.She was born February 13, 1932, in Hermitage, Arkansas, to Ray and Ruth Neal. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Joseph L. Ambort, Sr., a brother, Ray Neal, Jr. and a sister, Patsy Dempsey.Jean was the Controller for the Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas for nearly 20 years. She was previously the accountant...
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Mitchell Scott Stackhouse

December 19, 1964 - January 19, 2017

Mitchell Scott Stackhouse, age 52, entered into eternal peace on Thursday, January 19, 2017 in Benton, AR. He was born on December 19,1964. He is preceded in death by his father Jerrold Issac Stackhouse and his stepfather Kenneth Griffin. Scott is survived by his mother Sandra Griffin of Conway, AR; five sisters, Tammy Stackhouse Miller (Mike) of Sulphur Springs, TX, Kimberly Stackhouse Pringle ...
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Velma Stacy

August 24, 1937 - January 18, 2017

Velma Louise Stacy, age 79, of Little Rock, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Born to the late Charlie and Flora Ballard, Velma resided in Central Arkansas where she raised her children. She was renowned as a loving mother, faithful friend, and gardener. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband George Stacy, her son Wayne Oliver Sr., daughter Wanda Stacy, son...
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Sybil Lee Bunn

October 22, 1928 - January 17, 2017

Sybil W. Bunn, 88, passed peacefully on January 17, 2017 in Little Rock- a trailblazer in education and philanthropy. See ADG article “Stylish Educator” January 19th pg 4b.She leaves to cherish her legacy, Gwendolyn Kountz (Vincent), Sherman Steward (Alida); a special grandson, Kennian Short (Dee), five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, five sisters, two brothers, a special...
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Donald E. WILLIAMS

July 29, 1921 - January 17, 2017

Our Beloved Papaw, Donald Eugene Williams, 95, of Little Rock, passed away peacefully on January 17, 2017. He was surrounded by much of his family in the days prior to his passing. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God gave him peace in his final days.Don was predeceased by his parents, Osborne and Lorene Williams, and a son-in-law of 28 years, Jim Henry.Donald is survived by his...
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Eugene Bradfield

August 27, 1947 - January 15, 2017

Eugene Polk Bradfield, 69, of Little Rock, passed away January 15, 2017.He was born August 27, 1947, in Winnsboro, Louisiana.He was preceded in death by his mother, Agnes Helen Bradfield.Eugene was an Air Force Veteran and served during the Vietnam Conflict. He worked as a mechanic for U-Haul for 35 years.He is survived by his wife, Mary Edmiston-Bradfield, three children, Michelle Ceja of Little...
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W. Sloan Rainwater

April 9, 1923 - January 11, 2017

William Sloan Rainwater died January 11, 2017. Sloan was born in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas on April 9, 1923. He was one of four children of the late R.O. and Elizabeth Rainwater. A graduate of Little Rock High School (now Central). Sloan attended Little Rock Junior College (now UALR) before graduating from the University of Arkansas Medical School in 1946. On February 17, 1945, he married Lottie...
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Courtney Carmichael Jackson

November 5, 1951 - January 9, 2017

Mrs. Courtney Carmichael Jackson, age 65, passed away on January 9, 2017 after battling Alzheimer's for many years. Throughout her life, Courtney was a devoted mother, wife, sister, grandmother, friend and active member of the volunteer community and her church, Second Presbyterian. Courtney was born November 5, 1951 in Jackson, Mississippi the daughter of Cleo and GT Carmichael. Growing up...
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Wanda Louise Simpson

April 21, 1929 - January 5, 2017

WANDA LOUISE SIMPSON, 87, of Little Rock, went to be with our Lord on Thursday, January 5, 2017. She was born on April 21, 1929 in Joy, Arkansas, to the late Alice Irene Clay and Herman Garrison. Her early career included working for Gibson’s in Little Rock and ended in retirement from UAMS, medical billing department, where she made life-long friends. Her southern hospitality was...
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Mary Limon

November 10, 1914 - December 29, 2016

Mary Louise Durst Limon of Little Rock died December 29, 2016, at the age of 102.She was preceded in death by her parents, Matt and Margaret Laux Durst, eight sisters and one brother.Mary Louise graduated from Mount St. Mary Academy in 1932. She was a member of Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic Church and volunteered for many years at St. Vincent Infirmary until she was 95.She is survived by...
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Beverly Jean Sapp

August 27, 1952 - December 28, 2016

Beverly Jean Sapp, 64, of Little Rock, passed away December 28, 2016 at CHI St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas surrounded by family and friends. She was born on August 27, 1952 in Fort Benning, Georgia and was preceded in death by her father, James Lawton, Sr., mother, Verdell (Spencer) Lawton, and sister, Charlotte Lawton.Sis. Sapp graduated from Belair High School located in El Paso,...
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Jennifer S. Schoultz

November 1, 1965 - December 27, 2016

Jennifer Susanne Schoultz died Tuesday, December 27, in Little Rock, after a prolonged illness. She was born November 1, 1965, in Boulder, Colorado. She graduated from Hall High School, attended UAF, and completed nursing school at Baptist School of Nursing. She worked for a time as a registered nurse. She had a wonderfully outgoing personality. She loved her family, her friends, and her animals....
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Robert William Brooks

June 23, 1956 - December 26, 2016

"Robert William Brooks, born June 23rd 1956 in Oak Hill, WV passed December 26th 2016. Survived by his mother, Louise Brooks, brothers, Dennis and Darrell Brooks. His children, Robert Brooks II and Ariane Joens, and grandchildren, Ashton, Logan, Khloe, and Gunnar. He never met a stranger and will be missed."
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Francis L. Harrison

January 23, 1941 - December 26, 2016

Francis Leon "Buddy" Harrison Jr. was born January 23, 1941 in Little Rock,Arkansas to Francis and Bobbye Harrison. He died December 26, 2016 in Hockley,Texas at the age of 75 in the presence of his wife, Charlene Harrison. He is preceded in death by his first spouse Teresa Semasek Harrison who passed away December 29, 1999. He is also preceded in death by sister Robyn Jucas, his mother...
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Martha Coburn

July 24, 1934 - December 24, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Ho, LITTLE ROCK, AR.
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Flora Ray Hoff

May 15, 1928 - December 21, 2016

NORTH LITTLE ROCK. Flora Ray Williams Hoff of North Charleston, South Carolina, passed away in North Little Rock, Arkansas on December 21, 2016. Flora was born on May 15, 1928, in Shallotte, North Carolina to Burt and Mary Williams. She married St. Elmo Hoff of Ridgeville, South Carolina on May 18, 1946 and they lived their entire married lives in North Charleston. She is survived by two...
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Lillian A. Mathews

January 2, 1929 - December 21, 2016

Lillian Arlene McEntire Mathews, 87, of Roland, AR, peacefully passed from this earth on December 21, 2016. She was born on January 2, 1929 to Herman and Ammie McEntire of Little Rock, AR. She is survived by her sister, Virginia Goshien; her children, Steven Mathews, Tena Clark (Tom), and Brenda Perry (David); eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was...
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Phyllis Redfern

March 11, 1924 - December 20, 2016

Phyllis Ruth Field Redfern, 92, of Little Rock, passed away December 20, 2016. She was born March 11, 1924, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Margaret Ross Field and Richard H. Field.She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, James Leslie Field, Richard H. Field, Jr., her sister, Jean Field Spragins, and her beloved husband of 60 years, Ernest Pettit Redfern.She is survived by her daughters,...
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Ralph J. Knabe

February 10, 1917 - December 19, 2016

Ralph J. Knabe, 99 of Little Rock, passed away December 19, 2016. He was born on February 10, 1917. He is preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Jewell Hinson Knabe, and one granddaughter, Melissa Drennan Taylor. He is survived by his brother, Everett Knabe of Little Rock; his sister, Vivian Kinsel of Cassville, MO; his children, Johnny (Laura) Knabe, Judy (Doyal) Drennan, and Pamela (Roger)...
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Donella Talley

December 3, 1928 - December 19, 2016

Donella Elizabeth Talley passed away peacefully on December 19, 2016. She was born in Little Rock, Ark. on December 3, 1928, to Nicholas O’Donell Rosser, for whom she was named, and Mazell Rosser Doyle. A graduate of Mount St. Mary’s Academy, she attended both Brenau College in Gainesville, Ga. and Hendrix College in Conway, Ark. She married James R. Talley of Magnolia, Ark., and...
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Martha Ellen Means

October 1, 1952 - December 18, 2016

Martha “Marty” Means, age 64, of Little Rock, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2016. She was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas on October 1, 1952 to Rollo and Mary Means. She is predeceased by her parents and sisters, Susie and Sandy. She was employed as an RN at CHI St. Vincent Little Rock for 42 years. She saw many changes and growth of the Infirmary. She was always...
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Jessie A. Hall

February 28, 1913 - December 17, 2016

Jessie A. Hall, 103 formerly of Little Rock, passed away December 17, 2016. She was born on February 28, 1913 in Blue Mountain, Arkansas to the late B.H. France Sr. and the late Monnie Finch France. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Morris Hall Sr.; her son, Morris Hall Jr.; her daughter, Mona Pedigo; six brothers; and one sister. She is survived by sons, Harrison (Bernice) Hall,...
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Ludie G. Jones

November 15, 1938 - December 17, 2016

Ludie Guyola Jones, of Lonoke, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016, at the age of 78. She was born, November 15, 1938 in Quitman to the late Olen and Atha Holland. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Joseph Jones, of Lonoke; daughter, Deborah Hill (Kevin) of Des Arc; son, Roy Jones (Melissa) of Lonoke; grandsons, Colin Maxwell Jones of Lonoke, Matthew Parker Hill and Zachary Duncan...
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Roy C. Paulette

December 29, 1917 - December 17, 2016

Roy Charles Paulette, Sr. of Little Rock, was born in Argenta, Arkansas on December 29, 1917 and died December 17, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gaston and Belle Paulet, his wife of 76 years, Marydell, and sons, Roy Charles Paulette, Jr. and Daniel Crawford Paulette. He is survived by his daughters, Judy McBryde and Liz Ashley (Troy); daughter-in-law, Mimi Paulette, as well as...
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Patsy Stolzer

October 29, 1942 - December 10, 2016

Patsy N. Stolzer, 74, of Conway, Arkansas, widow of Charles Stolzer, died December 10,2016. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She is survived by her 3 sons Micheal and Leslie Stolzer of Rogers, Arkansas, David and Cindy Stolzer of East End, Arkansas, and Robert Stolzer of Conway, Arkansas. She is also survived by her 6 grandchildren Samantha Stolzer, Faith Stolzer,...
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Gertrude L. Shermer

December 2, 1923 - December 10, 2016

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

December 2, 1923 - December 10, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Ho, LITTLE ROCK, AR.
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Johnnie David McLeod

November 21, 1955 - December 9, 2016

Johnnie David McLeod of Batesville, Arkansas was lo birthborn November 21, 1955 and passed away on December 9, 2016. He is preceded in death by his wife Ellen McLeod, parents Oscar Lloyd McLeod and Mabel Gillmore McLeod. He was Church of Christ and worked as a chef at various restaurants in Arkansas.He is survived his son Kenneth McLeod and by two sisters, Mary Fite of Pampa, Texas and Glenda...
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Eleanor Gross

April 24, 1923 - December 9, 2016

Eleanor Schweig Gross, Age: 93 of Little Rock died on Friday, December 9, 2016. She was born April 24, 1923 in Little Rock, AR. She was the sixth of seven children born to Fannie and Edgar Schweig.She was predeceased in death by her parents; her beloved husband Carl-married 60 years; and four siblings: Rosalie Forman, Irwin (Buddy) Schweig, Mildred Golden, and Selma Koenig. Eleanor is survived by...
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Jean Hardin

September 26, 1933 - December 3, 2016

Jean Hardin, 83, of Little Rock was born September 26, 1933 and passed away on December 3, 2016. She is survived by her children Gary Hardin (Shana) and Diana Morey as well as 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren also her brothers M.P. and J.P. Williams. She was a member of Geyer Springs First Baptist Church and was active for many years with the Multiple Scleroses Association Support Group...
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John Vowell

June 16, 1932 - November 28, 2016

Dr. John G. Vowell was born in Martin, TN 84 years ago and passed into the next phase of his life on November 28, 2016. John was member of the Masonic Lodge, a retired dentist, a devoted husband, and loving father. He practiced dentistry for 40 years starting in Wilmot, AR moving to Hazen, AR, finishing his career in Little Rock.He lived his life with passion and love while enjoying his...
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Rachel Rena Young

February 9, 1922 - November 28, 2016

RACHEL RENA ROUSE YOUNG “Who can find a virtuous woman? Her price is far above rubies.” This verse clearly describes Rachel Rouse Young of North Little Rock who went to be with her Lord on Monday, November 28, 2016. She was born February 9, 1922 in Carlisle to Noel and Jessie Pearson Rouse. She enjoyed many years as a beautician. She met the love of her life Joe Dean...
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Jimmy Wayne Hartwick

May 20, 1937 - November 27, 2016

My beloved husband, father, and Big Papaw, Jimmy Wayne Hartwick, Sr., 79, of Little Rock, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 27, 2016. He was born in Guy, Arkansas to Garland and Lois Hartwick on May 20, 1937. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Geneva Battles. Jim was president and owner of Ozark Acoustical Contractors, president of Western Hills Country Club of...
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Jo Ann Gann

March 11, 1932 - November 24, 2016

LITTLE ROCK - Jo Ann Gann, 84 of Little Rock joined the angels in Heaven on Thanksgiving Day, November 24. Born in Alexandria, Louisiana on March 11, 1932 she was married to the love of her life, Jim for 47 wonderful years who preceded her in death in 2000. Jo Ann was active in the arts and created many beautiful paintings over the years. Her volunteer efforts were many including den leader for...
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Linda Diane Kirtley

December 12, 1947 - November 22, 2016

Linda Diane Kirtley, age 68, of Little Rock, Arkansas, passed away on November 22, 2016. Born December 12, 1947 to Troy Lee Kirtley and Bettie Joe (Davis) Kirtley, Linda was a loving and devoted mother. She was known for her independence, fierce determination, and her hard work ethic. In addition to her love and devotion to family, she also loved the Lord and was of the Baptist faith. She is...
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Mattie Sue Vanlandingham

March 8, 1926 - November 21, 2016

Mattie Sue Vanlandingham, age 90, of Little Rock, Arkansas passed away on November 21, 2016. Sue was born March 8, 1926 in Okolona, Arkansas to the late H.A. (Alton) Hall and Anna Mae (Childers) Hall. She was retired from JC Penney after 25 years of service in the catalog and credit department. She will be remembered as a faithful wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and caretaker of her two...
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Robbie M. Boatright

January 27, 1932 - November 21, 2016

Robbie Marion Boatright, 84, of Little Rock, passed away on Monday November 21, 2016. She was born on January 27, 1932 near Zion (Battles), Arkansas. She grew up on a small farm and learned the value of hard work. After high school, she moved to Little Rock and married Emmett Boatright after a very short courtship. She was a homemaker most of her married life, supporting her husband and their two...
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George Thomas Gwatney

November 8, 1944 - November 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Ho, LITTLE ROCK, AR.
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John Pete Jordan

July 8, 1946 - November 18, 2016

John “Pete” Jordan, affectionately known as “Peach”, entered into eternal rest on November 18, 2016 from his residence. He was born to Theodore J. and Johnnie L. Jordan on July 8, 1946 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He leaves to cherish his memory, three sons, John Deric Jordan (Little Rock, AR.), DeShawn Marc Williams-Jordan (Conway, AR.), and Joel Jordan (Reseda, CA.); three...
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Valerie Gail Elrod

December 18, 1950 - November 14, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Ho, LITTLE ROCK, AR.
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Evelyn D. Marvin

April 22, 1919 - November 14, 2016

Evelyn Marvin, 97, of Little Rock was born April 22, 1919 in Little Rock to the late James Keck and Minnie Lee Darden Keck. She went to be with the Lord on Monday, November 14th, 2016 at Woodland Heights Nursing Home. She was a loving wife and mother. She loved animals and had a green thumb. She enjoyed gardening and working outdoors.She was preceded in death by her husband William J. Marvin and...
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Etta Jewel Barrett

July 10, 1924 - November 11, 2016

Etta Jewel Baker Barrett Bostian was born on July 10, 1924, in Biscoe, Arkansas to John A. and Effie Jewel Mullen Baker. She graduated from Moro High School in 1943 and attended Draughan's School of Business in Little Rock. During WWII, she worked for Western Union in both Little Rock and New York. In 1946, she began a lengthy career with Merrill Lynch and retired in 1979 after 33 years of...
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Roxanna Kaye Perez

January 18, 1947 - November 9, 2016

Roxanna Kaye Perez, 69, resident of Little Rock, Arkansas, for the past 16 years, born in Omaha, Nebraska, was called home on November 9, 2016, to join along side her father, Donald Hugill; her mother, Mildred Hugill; her brother, Carl Hugill; her son, Brian Mattman; and great-grandson Antonio Buck.She is survived by her husband, Eutorgio Perez; daughters, Leanna Perez and Tracy Garrett; her son,...
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Henrietta Elaine Simpson

September 19, 1939 - November 8, 2016

Henrietta Elaine Simpson, 77 of Little Rock, passed away November 8, 2016. She was born to Henry and Bernice Simpson on September 19, 1939 in Enid, OK.She was an employee of Brandon Company for 59 years.She is preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Charles Simpson; and her sister, Margaret Simpson.She is survived by her sister, Katie Thompson.Visitation will be held at Griffin Leggett...
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Charles Buddy Cagle

August 21, 1940 - November 6, 2016

Charles “Buddy” Cagle, 76, of Little Rock, died peacefully November 6, 2016, at Presbyterian Village. He was born August 21, 1940, to Pauline and William Cagle in Dumas, Arkansas.Buddy grew up in North Little Rock. He attended St. Patrick Grade School and Catholic High School where he excelled in academics and all sports. He received a scholarship to Arkansas Tech where he played...
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Ralph Jacobs

July 4, 1936 - November 5, 2016

Ralph Jacobs, of Maumelle, Arkansas, passed away peacefully and quietly surrounded by family on Saturday, November 5, 2016.A native of Rockingham, N.C., Ralph served in the United States Air Force until his retirement in 1975. After retiring, he moved to Lake Charles, La. He lived in Lake Charles for 21 years, where he retired from PPG Industries. After his second retirement, Ralph moved to...
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Helen Elizabeth Hickey

December 11, 1925 - November 5, 2016

Helen Elizabeth Hickey, 90, of Benton died Saturday, November 5, 2016. She was bornDecember 11, 1925 in Little Rock, a daughter of Thomas and Mary Hickey. She waspreceded in death by parents and a sister, Mary Louise Tanner.She was a retired x-ray technician with Radiology Associates in Little Rock and attendedTemple Baptist Church in Little Rock. Helen traveled extensively and especially...
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Mabel F. Wynne

June 1, 1920 - November 4, 2016

Mabel Frances Paxton Wynne, 96, of Little Rock, was born June 1, 1920 in Prattsville, Arkansas.She was called home to be with the Lord on November 4, 2016 at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock, Arkansas.Mrs. Wynne was a long-time member of Unity Missionary Baptist Church for 54 years and was a retiree of UAMS.She had a faithful love for her family and church, but her greatest love was for the...
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Michael Robert Daley

January 29, 1963 - November 3, 2016

Mike R. Daley died November 4, 2016. Mike was born January 29, 1963 in Frontenac, Kansas to Robert T. Daley and Mary Ann Decker Daley. Mike was preceded in death by his mother Mary Ann Daley and his sister Collette Daley. He is survived by his father Bob Daley and his wife Twala. His also survived by 2 uncles, 3 aunts, and many nieces and cousins.Mike graduated from Parkview High School and...
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Carolyn Lucas

December 9, 1943 - November 2, 2016

Carolyn Lucas, 72, of Little Rock was born December 9, 1943 in Nesbitt, Mississippi and passed away November 2, 2016 in Little Rock at Cottage Lane Nursing and Rehab. She is preceded in death by her parents Carl Lucas and Rosie Stewart Lucas. Private services will be held.
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Frank A. Johnson

February 19, 1925 - November 1, 2016

Frank Adrian “Ace” Johnson, of Little Rock, Arkansas, passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at age 91Frank was born on February 19, 1925 in St. Charles, Illinois to Frank and Ruth Johnson. During World War II, he was a Petty Officer in the United States Navy and served as a flight engineer on a PBY seaplane, based in San Francisco. In 1948 he married the love of his life, Roberta...
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Mary MILLER

June 30, 1919 - October 30, 2016

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Betsy Ann Browne

December 8, 1935 - October 29, 2016

Betsy Browne, 80, passed away on October 29, 2016 in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was born on December 8, 1935 in Little Rock to C.R. Benson and Bess Henry Benson. Betsy grew up in Little Rock. She graduated from Little Rock High School. After high school she attended Hendrix College in Conway, where she received a Bachelor’s degree. Betsy married Walter E. Browne, Jr. in 1958 in Little...
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Sherry Lynn Faver

December 1, 1953 - October 24, 2016

Sherry Lynn Faver, of Little Rock was born on December 1, 1953 in France to Floyd and Mary Freeman Burns. She passed away on Monday, October, 24, 2016. She is survived by her husband Allen Faver, her Mother, and her children Matt Faver and Brandi Davison. Services will be held a later date.
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Walter Hiley

January 16, 1923 - October 23, 2016

Walter Hiley Jr. 93, of Jacksonville, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on October 23, 2016. He was born January 16, 1923. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Mae Hiley, and daughter Catherine Anderson. He leaves to cherish his memories 7 daughters, Barbara Jones, Janet McDonald(James), Sylvia Craig(Kenneth), Brenda Owens, Charlotte Spencer(Theodore), Jewel Baxter, and Gilda Lloyd...
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Marjorie O. McLean

June 29, 1920 - October 20, 2016

Mrs. Marjorie McLean (Offenhouser), age 96, of Little Rock, passed away Thursday,October 20, 2016. She was a graduate of UALR and received her B.A. in economicsin 1964. Mrs. McLean was a member of the Chi Omega sorority. She chaired manyboards, including: Family Service Agency, St. Joseph Home for Children, PulaskiCounty Chapter of American Red Cross, Budget Committee of the United Fund,State of...
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Margie Sue Murphree

December 17, 1942 - October 19, 2016

Mrs. Margie Sue Murphree (Haley) passed peacefully from this life in Little Rock, Arkansas on October 19, 2016.Sue is survived by her husband, Doyle Murphree, two sons, Stanley Murphree and Todd Murphree, both of Little Rock, one grandson, Michael Murphree (wife Belinda) of North Little Rock, and two great grandsons, Maxwell and Owen Murphree, also of North Little Rock. Sue was born on December...
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Helen L. Mashburn

September 4, 1921 - October 19, 2016

Helen Lee Mashburn, age 95, of Little Rock, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2016.She was born September 4, 1921, in Little Rock, to Cyrus and Alice Ligon.She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Clovis Ely Mashburn, and three siblings, Mary Worsham, Honor Millender and Lorene George.Helen graduated from Little Rock Senior High School (now Little Rock Central) and was a member of...
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Paul Lee Farmer

April 14, 1945 - October 17, 2016

Paul Lee Farmer, 71, of Little Rock, died October 17, 2016. Born April 14, 1945 in Little Rock, he was the son of Monchia G. and Esther McQueen Farmer. A member of First Baptist Church of Little Rock, Mr. Farmer was retired from the United States Navy where he served as Hospital Corpsman Master Chief. He served in Viet Nam and Desert Storm. An avid body builder, he was a former Junior Mr....
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Hong T. Vu

January 1, 1921 - October 16, 2016

Hong Thi Vu, of Little Rock, was 95 years old when she passed away on October 16th, 2016. She was born in 1921 in Thi Cau, Bac Ninh, North Viet Nam. In 1954 Ms. Hong and her family resettled in Saigon, South Viet Nam. In 1986 Ms. Hong immigrated to the US and made her home in North Little Rock, Arkansas. She was a very loving mother and grandmother. Although she couldn't speak English, she...
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Mary Elizabeth Tardy

August 13, 1931 - October 15, 2016

Mary Elizabeth “Bunny” Tardy of Roland, Arkansas passed away early Saturday, October 15, 2016 after a short illness. She was born August 13, 1931 in Newburgh, Indiana, attended Purdue University, and moved to Little Rock in the late 1950’s where she met the love of her life, Randy Tardy. They were married October 12, 1962. After living in Little Rock for many years, they moved...
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Jewell M. Burlison

November 1, 1931 - October 13, 2016

Jewell Marie Burlison passed in to Heaven October 13, 2016 at the age of 84. No more worries, no more pain, no more disabilities. She was born November 1, 1931 in East End, Arkansas to Ruth Alma Whitehead Ball and Wiltern Herbert Ball. She was the last of five children to leave this earth.She was in the last graduating class from East End School before it consolidated with Sheridan School...
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Barbara J. Day

August 30, 1931 - October 13, 2016

Barbara Joan Bryan Day departed this earth on October 13, 2016.Born to Austin and Herma Childress Bryan on Sunday, August 30, 1931 in Poteau Oklahoma. While her mother was in labor, her father celebrated in the backyard with the Poteau baseball team. Barbara had arrived!Her travel stories began when she was just three years old. One Sunday morning Barbara was in the front yard and heard music...
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John Bush

February 12, 1933 - October 11, 2016

John E. Bush CLU, age 83, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2016.He was born February 12, 1933, in Little Rock, to John and Margaret Bush. He graduated from Catholic High School and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He was a member of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.He is survived by his wife, Sue Bush; five children, Jackie (Tracy) Hamilton of Birmingham,...
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Kimbrely Carol Jordan

May 25, 1969 - October 10, 2016

Kimbrely Carol Jordan, 47, of Little Rock, passed away October 10, 2016.She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 25 years, Scott Jordan; their cats, Millie and Edison; her parents, Harry Parker III and Kathy and Bill Diggs; her siblings, Jennifer Spann, April Parker, Brian Parker, Derek Parker; mother-in-law, Kaye Davidson; father-in-law, Ray Jordan; sister-in-law, Stacy Lovell; her...
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Jeanie F. Berry

January 13, 1928 - October 8, 2016

Jeanie F. Berry, age 88, of Little Rock, passed away October 8, 2016, at her home.She was born January 13, 1928, in Little Rock, to John P. Fancher and Ruth Fancher (Gurrie). She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 70 years, Wayne Douglas Berry, a son, Rodney F. Berry, and one sister.She was co-owner and operator of The Sandwich Shop in the old University Mall for 10 years. She...
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Jeanie F. Berry

January 13, 1928 - October 8, 2016

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Melbourne H. MILLER

October 3, 1923 - October 8, 2016

Melbourne Horace Miller, age 93, died October 8, 2016.He was born October 3, 1923, to Horace Melbourne and Minnie Marie Le Marie Miller.He attended Catholic High School. He proudly joined the Coast Guard during World War II where he served as a Coxswain. He received the Bronze Star and Victory Medals. He worked for the Arkansas Gazette and retired after 42 years.He was preceded in death by his...
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Richard Newby

January 27, 1925 - October 6, 2016

Richard Wales Newby, Jr., 91, a U.S. Navy combat veteran and retired electrical engineer, died Friday, October 7, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. A native of Helena (Phillips County, AR), he was born Jan. 27, 1925, to Richard and Velma Jenkins Newby. He attended public schools in England (Lonoke County, AR), played in the England High School band and was...
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Ronnie Lynn Cullen

December 8, 1952 - October 4, 2016

Ronnie Lynn Cullen (R.C.), of Little Rock, AR, born the night of December 8, 1952, passed away at the age of 63, the morning of October 4, 2016. He passed of heart complications at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock. He fought a good fight!He is survived by his mother, Lenora (Nora) Harris; sisters, Melissa Harris, Debbie DelCampo (who passed away August 18, 2016); two daughters, Trista Cullen,...
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Jimmy V. PARR

November 21, 1935 - October 3, 2016

Jimmy V. Parr, 80, of Little Rock, died October 3, 2016. Born November 21, 1935 at Tuckerman, Arkansas, he was the son of Van Kermit and Jenny Belle Williamson Parr. He enjoyed farming in the Wheatley, Arkansas area before moving to Little Rock where he became a farm broadcaster for the Arkansas Radio Network and later owned and operated the Blue Plate Special Restaurant with his wife, May. He...
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John Starling

June 20, 1946 - October 2, 2016

John Starling II, 70, of Maumelle was born in Greensboro, North Carolina on June 20, 1946 to the late John Starling and Helen Peterson Starling and passed away in Little Rock on Sunday, October 2, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 47 years Cherry Starling and his son John Starling III and his wife Meredith of Neenah, Wisconsin and his grandson Jude Mason Starling as well as well as one brother,...
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Elizabeth A. McDermott

June 10, 1925 - October 1, 2016

Elizabeth Adoree McDermott peacefully passed away on October 1, 2016. She was 91 years old. She was born in Little Rock on June 10, 1925 to the late Fred J. and Marguerite Herring. She was preceded in death by her husband John E. (Jack) McDermott who died in 2002. They were married in 1949 at Trinity Episcopal church in Little Rock.Elizabeth, better known as Betty to all who knew her, is survived...
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Ellan Hardin

November 1, 1930 - September 30, 2016

Ellan May Hardin, 85, of Little Rock Arkansas passed away on September 30, 2016. She was a loving, compassionate, and understanding soul who was devoted to her family. She enjoyed cooking, always preparing far more than was required. She was actively involved with Park Place Baptist Church until her health would no longer permit her to attend. She retired from Pulaski County Special School...
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Theodore C. Hood

September 12, 1922 - September 29, 2016

E N D OF M I S S I O NTheodore (Ted) C. Hood (CMSgt USAF Retired), 94, of Little Rock, passed away on September 29, 2016.He was born September 12, 1922 on Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas to Marion B. Hood (US Army retired) and Mary L. Hood. He was named after Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., who was one of his father’s commanders during his 31-year career in the U.S. Army. Following Ted&...
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Kavin Dalton DuBose

March 18, 1973 - September 28, 2016

On September 28, 2016, Kavin Dalton DuBose left this world to join with his higher power.Kavin was the friend who made us all want to enjoy life as much as he did. He was our hilarious friend. He was our kind friend. Stubbornly humble, he would not want to be bragged upon, but the reality is we are truly blessed to have had Kavin in our world. He led a family-centric life, giving, appreciating,...
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Dennis Fastenau

January 13, 1943 - September 28, 2016

Dennis Edward Fastenau, 73, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2016, after a long battle with cancer and heart disease. Funeral services will be at Grace Lutheran Church in Little Rock on Monday, October 3, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor James Walter officiating. Interment will be at Davenport Memorial Park in Iowa.Dennis was born in Clarinda, Iowa on January...
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Roland Ouellette

April 14, 1924 - September 26, 2016

Roland Ouellette, of Little Rock, died peacefully early Monday morning, September 26th, 2016. He was 92 years old.Roland was born in 1924 in Manchester, New Hampshire to Charles Emile Ouellette and Alberta Rose Bourgeois. He had two brothers, Roger and Donald. He entered active service at nineteen and he served valiantly as staff sergeant in the 348th infantry regiment in Italy during World War...
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Donald J. Francis

February 18, 1940 - September 25, 2016

There once was a boy named Donald Joe from the dusty streets of Enid, Oklahoma. He was born while his dad, Joe, was away fighting the Nazis in Germany and Switzerland and his mom, Ruth, was working as a nurse. He was an only child but had plenty of cousins and friends to keep him busy and mostly out of trouble. He spent many summers running wild on a family farm in Marshall, Oklahoma doing those...
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Msgr. Thomas J. Sebaugh

August 3, 1929 - September 22, 2016

Monsignor Thomas Joseph Sebaugh, 87, of Little Rock, died at Good Shepard Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Little Rock on Thursday evening, September 22, 2016. He was born in Camden, Arkansas on August 3, 1929. He attended St. John Home Mission Seminary in...
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Terri Finkbeiner

August 27, 1956 - September 22, 2016

Terri Kay Finkbeiner, 60, of Mayflower, Arkansas passed away on September 22, 2016 after a hard fought battle with cancer. Terri was born August 27, 1956 in Helena, Arkansas to “RJ” Young and Dolores Young Zandstra. Terri was retired after a long career as a Special Education teacher at Jefferson Elementary. She loved spending time outdoors, especially at the lake with her family,...
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B. Dennis Poole

December 27, 1951 - September 21, 2016

B. Dennis Poole of Little Rock was born in Dallas, Texas on December 27, 1951 and passed away peacefully at his home with his life partner at his side, on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. He is survived by his partner of 25 years Steven Tucker and his brother Harold Poole and sister in law Joan Poole as well as many friends and extended family. He is preceded in death by his mother Neva Blassingame...
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Kathryn M. Puddephatt

April 14, 1918 - September 19, 2016

Kathryn M. Puddephatt, 98, of Little Rock passed away September 19, 2016. Born April 14, 1918 in Pine Bluff, AR, Kathryn followed, served and did many good works for Jesus Christ. She was married to the late James T. Puddephatt; both were members of South Side Baptist Church in Pine Bluff and Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock. Kathryn’s father was a co-founder and trustee of South Side...
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Theda B. Stacks

September 9, 1926 - September 17, 2016

Mrs. Theda Barbara Foreman Stacks, also known as "Theda B" or "The Little One" made her transition peacefully at UAMS on Sept 17, 2016 in Little Rock, Arkansas at the age of 90.Theda is survived by her husband, Norman Wayne Stacks; daughters: Norma Runk of Shelbyville, Tennessee and Barbara Stacks of Little Rock, Arkansas; brothers: Sonny Foreman of Monticello, Arkansas and...
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Mary Lou McCumpsey

December 30, 1929 - September 15, 2016

Mary Lou McCumpsey, age 86, went to be with Jesus on September 15, 2016. She was born Mary Lou Pitts on December 30, 1929 in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Fred Pitts and Eva Wood Pitts. She worked for Little Rock Laundry Service and was a member of Ironton Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, William E. McCumpsey, Sr. She is survived by two sons, William E. McCumpsey, Jr. ...
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