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

Richard Joseph Byrne

August 13, 1932 - June 19, 2017

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

September 4, 1944 - June 18, 2017

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

September 4, 1944 - June 18, 2017

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

August 10, 1952 - June 14, 2017

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

September 30, 1935 - June 14, 2017

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

February 8, 1944 - June 12, 2017

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

July 29, 1947 - June 9, 2017

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

April 26, 1921 - June 8, 2017

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

January 6, 1928 - June 7, 2017

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

July 15, 1940 - June 7, 2017

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

March 31, 1927 - June 5, 2017

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

August 30, 1949 - June 4, 2017

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

July 20, 1941 - June 2, 2017

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

May 11, 1928 - June 2, 2017

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

December 6, 1918 - May 29, 2017

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

October 10, 1958 - May 24, 2017

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

October 9, 1922 - May 23, 2017

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

July 14, 1920 - May 22, 2017

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

September 21, 1950 - May 22, 2017

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

April 18, 1954 - May 20, 2017

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

August 24, 1928 - May 19, 2017

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

April 3, 1918 - May 18, 2017

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

February 2, 1944 - May 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Ho, LITTLE ROCK, AR.
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Francisco Javier Zamora

October 25, 2000 - May 13, 2017

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

July 14, 1923 - May 13, 2017

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

August 13, 1929 - May 10, 2017

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

February 21, 1931 - May 10, 2017

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

January 29, 1937 - May 7, 2017

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

November 3, 1943 - May 6, 2017

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

October 6, 1926 - May 5, 2017

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

November 29, 1925 - May 3, 2017

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

March 5, 1923 - May 2, 2017

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

April 14, 1921 - May 2, 2017

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

October 2, 1923 - May 1, 2017

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

July 13, 1924 - April 30, 2017

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

June 10, 1937 - April 28, 2017

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

October 29, 1934 - April 27, 2017

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

October 22, 1917 - April 26, 2017

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

July 5, 1941 - April 24, 2017

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

January 23, 1934 - April 24, 2017

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

March 24, 1927 - April 21, 2017

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

March 24, 1927 - April 21, 2017

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Louie Bruce Huffman

June 7, 1956 - April 20, 2017

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

October 12, 1928 - April 20, 2017

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

November 10, 1932 - April 18, 2017

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

February 8, 1948 - April 13, 2017

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

April 5, 1928 - April 13, 2017

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

March 11, 1925 - April 10, 2017

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

August 17, 1943 - April 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Ho, LITTLE ROCK, AR.
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William Joseph Newman

November 25, 1941 - April 8, 2017

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Marinelle C. Page

March 9, 1926 - April 7, 2017

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

November 22, 1924 - April 7, 2017

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

April 9, 1920 - April 6, 2017

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

February 2, 1922 - April 5, 2017

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

April 10, 1930 - March 31, 2017

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

October 16, 1962 - March 30, 2017

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

February 16, 1951 - March 28, 2017

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

September 26, 1923 - March 26, 2017

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

October 21, 1931 - March 25, 2017

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

February 23, 1926 - March 25, 2017

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

July 10, 1936 - March 24, 2017

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

June 3, 1954 - March 23, 2017

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

March 23, 2017 - March 23, 2017

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

February 4, 1928 - March 21, 2017

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

May 4, 1945 - March 19, 2017

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

January 19, 1935 - March 17, 2017

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

January 1, 1927 - March 12, 2017

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

September 28, 1960 - March 9, 2017

Claire Ashline Miller of Maumelle went to her Lord and Savior, March 9th after long complications stemming from Leukemia. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Miller, daughter Becky Zarella of Tampa, FL, her son Ryan Ingram of Searcy, Arkansas and her parents Dwynne and Rita Ashline and sisters Paula Belken and Denise Brunner of South Carolina. Claire worked at Arkansas Children's Hospital...
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Barbara Sue Stern

January 28, 1937 - March 9, 2017

Barbara Sue Stern, of Little Rock, was a force in life and celebrated in death — she died March 9, 2017. Born in Bayside, Queens in 1937, she graduated from Queens College with a degree in liberal arts. She was an intellectual titan, insatiably curious, profoundly empathetic and kind, and an unrivaled judge of character. Her thirst for knowledge led to a ravenous consumption of books,...
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Zola Standard

August 13, 1930 - March 4, 2017

Mother Zola Mae White was born August 13, 1930 in Marie, Arkansas to the late Joel White and Tempie E Stone. Mother Zola Mae (White) Standard transitioned to be with the Lord on Saturday March 4, 2017 at age of 86.On April 3, 1954 in Braggadocio, Missouri she married Overters Standard. They later moved to Benton, Arkansas were they resided. Mother Standard later joined Mount Zion Baptist Church...
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Jacob Slutsky

January 1, 1928 - March 4, 2017

Jacob Slutsky, 89, of Little Rock died on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Born in Minsk, Republic of Belarus, Jacob was only 13 when he was separated from his parents during World War II and spent 4 years at an orphanage. There he met his wife of over 61 years, Rita. Jacob was an outstanding engineer and a selfless person, who never thought of himself as he constantly sought the welfare of others. His...
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Martha Donham

December 10, 1924 - March 3, 2017

Martha Louise Venable Donham, 92, of Little Rock, AR, departed this life to live with her Lord and Savior on March 3, 2017. Martha was born December 10, 1924 and after being born in Bonita, Louisiana she lived the rest of her life in Little Rock. Martha was a loving wife to her late husband, Gordon Ralph Donham, as well as a loving and devoted mother to her three children and two stepsons.Martha...
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Bessie Marie Cypert

February 13, 1930 - February 27, 2017

Bessie Marie Cypert, age 87, passed away Monday, February 27, 2017. She was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, the daughter of Clarence Ray Sr. and Lula Bell Ray. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Carrolene Phipps, grandson, Bradley M. Cypert, brother, Clarence Ray Jr., and sister, Gladys Douglas.She is survived by a son, Maruice (Robyn) Cypert, and daughter Quinda (John) Holder,...
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John Lock

March 22, 1931 - February 26, 2017

John Edward Lock, Sr., 85, of Little Rock, died February 26, 2017. Born March 22, 1931 in Little Rock, he was the son of Peter Louis and Brigetta Fisher Lock. A graduate of Little Rock Tech High, he also graduated from SMU School of Banking and was a longtime employee of Worthen Bank and retired from Arkansas Bankers Bank. He was a member of Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic Church, the...
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Phyllis Marie Easterly

October 25, 1920 - February 25, 2017

Phyllis Marie Easterly, 96, of Little Rock, passed away on February 25, 2017. Marie was born in Booneville, Arkansas to Olin and Eliza Cauthron who preceded her in death along with her sister, Lavelle Elliott and most importantly, her husband and love of her life, Richard O. Easterly, who passed on the same day seventeen years ago.Marie is survived by daughters Phyllis DeVolder Burke of Little...
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Hector R. Parodi

September 14, 1932 - February 24, 2017

Hector Parodi, 84, of Little Rock, passed away Feb. 24, 2017. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina to Ismael and Elsa Parodi, he was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Alberto Pane. Hector was a veteran of the Argentine Navy. He moved his young family to Oakland, California, in 1960, in search of the American dream. His successful career included accounting for Jacuzzi, manager of Western...
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Virginia Oneal Dyer

November 3, 1928 - February 21, 2017

Virginia Oneal Dyer, 88, of Little Rock, died February 21, 2017. Born November 3, 1928 at Tuckerman, Arkansas, she was the daughter of James H. and Anna Lucille Taylor Turner.Preceded in death by her parents, husband, Jay Bee Dyer, and infant sister, Lou Alice Turner, she is survived by her son, William Riley Adcock of Little Rock; brothers, James Lester Turner of St. Charles, MO, and Donald...
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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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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

"If I can help somebody along the way...then my living shall not be in vain." These lyrics could well describe how Juanita Gilbert lived her life. Offering a helpful hand was a legacy she leaves for all to follow. She was the first born child of Elisha and Idella Thomas in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Life's journey took her to the halls of Dunbar High School, where she graduated in...
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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

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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

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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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