Griffin Leggett-Rest Hills Funeral Home and Memorial Park

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

Virginia Patricia Smith

December 10, 1932 - December 14, 2017

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

October 2, 1974 - December 13, 2017

Tracy Ann Whitman, age 43, of Cabot, passed away December 13, 2017.She was born October 2, 1974, in Little Rock.Tracy was preceded in death by her husband, Jason Whitman and by her mother, Anita Frances Moore.A para-educator by profession, Tracy was a lovingly affectionate mother who especially loved watching her children play sports.She is survived by her children, Seth Whitman, Haley Whitman,...
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Kathleen Smith

March 12, 1926 - December 9, 2017

Kathleen (Sue) Smith, 91, died peacefully on December 9, 2017. She is survived by her children, Sharoyn K. Sawyer, William H. Smith, Jr. and Randall L. Smith, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, William H. Smith, Sr. Sue was a lifelong member and Sunday School teacher at Calvary Baptist Church in North Little Rock. Visitation will be Thursday,...
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Brents Rex White

April 21, 1937 - December 9, 2017

Brents Rex White passed away on December 9, 2017. On April 21, 1937, Rex was born in Perry County. When he was young, his family moved to North Little Rock, which he had called home ever since. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1960 and served in the United States Navy for two years. He and his wife, Billie Jo, returned to North Little Rock so Rex could be a part of the family LP...
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Jesse C. James

September 4, 1933 - December 7, 2017

Jesse Columbus James, 84, of Scott, Arkansas, passed away December 7, 2017.He was born September 4, 1933, in Scott, to Ellis M. and Zella James. He was preceded in death by his parents, his former wives, Virginia B. James and Katie V. James, a daughter, Cynthia A. Arnold, two grandchildren, Michael Hartwick and Kirk McAfee, and one great-grandchild, Ella Busse.Jesse was a senior deacon at Grace...
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Sarah Brown

November 20, 1932 - December 5, 2017

Sarah Martha Brown, 85, of Sherwood, passed away December 5, 2017.She was born November 20, 1932, in Mansfield, Louisiana, to Ralph and Fanny Guice. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 53 years, Leon Brown, a brother, Clayton Guice and a sister, Gloria Durbonne.Sarah was a homemaker and member of Park Hill Presbyterian Church in North Little Rock. She was a very creative...
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David Covey

March 8, 1949 - December 2, 2017

David Michael Covey, 68, of Sherwood, passed away December 2, 2017. He was born March 8, 1949 in Newport, Arkansas to the late Lloyd and Francis Buford Covey. David served his country in the US Army as an Ammo Storage Specialist and worked at the US Postal Service and later retired as a Paramedic. He was a motorcycle enthusiast who loved drag racing with his family. He was also dedicated to his...
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Mary McGee

June 23, 1949 - December 1, 2017

.Mary Alice Mcgee of North, Little Rock was born in Willis Point, Texas on June 23, 1949 and passed away on Friday, December 1st, 2017. She is survived by her son, Lonnie Burch (Mandy) and daughter Barbara Burch and her grandchildren Christopher and Isabella. Private family services will be held.
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Timothy Sturdivant

November 17, 1965 - December 1, 2017

TIMOTHY L. STURDIVANT, 52, of Sherwood, finished his earthly journey on Dec. 1, 2017. His journey was filled with the joy of loving and serving others through First Assembly North Little Rock, Real Life Singles Ministry, The Dorcas House and Nehemiah House.He is survived by his wife, Shelby; his children, Amanda and Zachary; his mother, Patricia; two brothers, Robert (De Ann) and Michael; and...
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Harold Clements

December 25, 1936 - November 27, 2017

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

October 20, 1960 - November 19, 2017

Georgia Ann Smith, 57, of Vilonia, Arkansas, lost her valiant fight against breast cancer, on Sunday, the 19thof November, 2017 at UAMS in Little Rock. Georgia was a long-time resident of Vilonia, an avid gardener, a gifted quilter, and a Razorbacks football fan. She loved the holiday season, spending time with her family, and babysitting her niece, Becca. She impacted many lives through her 28...
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Gene David Thompson

May 14, 1934 - November 19, 2017

Gene David Thompson, age 83, of Jacksonville, went home to be with the Lord November 19, 2017.He was born May 14, 1934, in Warren, Arkansas, to Robbie and Maggie Thompson. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Bobby Thompson.Gene retired from the U.S. Air Force after serving 20 years.He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Geraldine Thompson; four children, Christine Thompson of...
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Pauline Baker

January 15, 1922 - November 18, 2017

Pauline Baker, 95, of North Little Rock, passed away at her home on Saturday, November 18, 2017. She was born January 15, 1922, in St. Bonaventure, Quebec, Canada, and was, at the time of her death, a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She was also involved at Park Hill Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Edson Baker; her parents, Ernest and Eveline Dionne...
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Janet Brand

November 26, 1953 - November 17, 2017

Janet Louise Brand, 63, of Austin, Arkansas, passed away November 17, 2017. She was born November 26, 1953 in Morrilton, Arkansas to the late Pearl and Shirley Jones Anderson. Janet worked at Essick Air Products for 43 years. She was devoted to her family and loved them dearly. She is preceded in death by her parents; and her husband Larry Gene Brand Sr. She is survived by her son, Harold Jones;...
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Gloria Deany Jones

November 23, 1934 - November 11, 2017

Gloria “Deany” Jones, a child of the most High God, went to be with her heavenly Father on November 11, 2017. Deany retired after 35 years in accounting and business management in the auto and mobile home businesses. After retirement, she enjoyed playing bridge and taking care of her two puppies, Mr. Toto and Ms. Sugar. Deany was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in...
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Donna Killian

March 4, 1953 - November 10, 2017

Donna Ann Killian of Sherwood, born March 4, 1953, left this earthly plane on November 10, 2017, after a year-long battle with cancer. She is now reunited with her mother and stepfather, Bernice and Bill Ingram, her father, Roy Killian, and her grandmother, Caroline Turnbo Fown. A joyous family reunion is surely in progress. Donna is survived by her brother, Roger (Kathleen) Killian of Topeka,...
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Eddie T. Boone

June 24, 1944 - November 9, 2017

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

January 25, 1922 - November 9, 2017

THELMA YOUNG HANSEN, 95, of Jacksonville, Arkansas, passed away peacefully during her sleep on November 9, 2017, joining her family already in Heaven. She was born in Jardine Valley, Queensland, Australia, on January 25, 1922, to her parents Frederick Young and Beatrice McKaig-Young. She was the 7th child of 8 children, having a very large family both in her home of Australia and the USA. She was...
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Charles Edward Martin

June 1, 1969 - November 8, 2017

Charles Edward Martin, 48, of Cabot, Arkansas, passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Born June 1, 1969 to Eddie and Betty Martin in North Little Rock, he was a devoted father to two beautiful daughters. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family at Lake Nimrod. He was employed with Weyerhaeuser and most recently at Dassault Falcon Jet. He is preceded in death by his...
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Jean M. Haustein

June 8, 1920 - November 8, 2017

Jean Miller Haustein passed on to the Lord November 8, 2017. She was born June 8, 1920 to Homer Miller and Matilda Dalton in Minturn, AR. She is preceded in death by her parents as well as her brother Robert J. Miller, husband Edwin Haustien, and daughter Sandra Tomlinson. She is survived by her grandson, Darran Perkins, great granddaughter, Jenna Perkins, and her niece, Diane Siebold. ...
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Mary D. Magby

May 3, 1931 - November 6, 2017

Mary Delores Gunter Magby passed away Monday, November 6, 2017 in Hospice Care in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Laverne Gunter, and most recently, her loving husband of 66 years, Bill J. Magby. She leaves behind her daughter, Maribeth Magby of Sherwood; sons, Mark Magby of Atlanta, Georgia and Michael Magby (Rita) of Knoxville, Tennessee and her...
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Thomas D. Hanson

January 15, 1929 - November 3, 2017

Thomas “Tommy” Dale Hanson of North Little Rock, AR, passed away November 3, 2017. Hewas born January 15, 1929, in Emporia, KS, to the late Theodore Hanson and Faye VaughnHanson. He grew up in Wichita, KS, and attended Wichita State University, obtaining a sportsletter for golf. Tommy obtained his Professional Golfers Association membership September16, 1955 and worked at Rolling...
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John Kyzer

July 6, 1981 - October 30, 2017

John Kyzer, 36, of Gibson, passed away Monday, October 30, 2017. John was born on Monday, July 6, 1981 in North Little Rock, Arkansas. He was the beloved only child of Catherine Hickerson and Calvin Joe Kyzer.John grew up in the Runyan Acres area now known as Gibson. He went to the neighborhood schools and ended up buying a home in Gibson about a mile from his family home. He played baseball at...
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Doris McCullough

November 25, 1942 - October 28, 2017

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

January 25, 1932 - October 27, 2017

Liliane Smart, of Sherwood, AR passed away October 27, 2017 peacefully. Lily was born January 25, 1932 to Eli Azoulay and Esther Abilbol Azoulay in Rabat, Morocco.She was preceded in death by her loving husband Jerry Oliver Smart, her son-in-law Steve Roetzel, and her parents. Lily is survived by her two daughters, Pat Roetzel of Mansfield, TX, Sandra Daniel and her husband Mark of Jacksonville,...
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John Bradford

November 28, 1946 - October 27, 2017

John Wayne Bradford of Redfield, Arkansas passed away on October 27, 2017. He was born Thursday, November 28, 1946 in Lonoke, Arkansas. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Rufus and Mae Johnson; parents Ben Bradford and Velma Lake; one sister Benita Watts, and one nephew Robert Laws. John retired from the Little Rock National Airport after 35 years of service. John never met a...
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Samuel Singley

December 10, 1930 - October 27, 2017

Samuel Singley, 86, of Cabot, Arkansas, died Friday, October 27, 2017. He was born December 10, 1930, in Little Rock, Arkansas, a son of the late Samuel and Estelle (Sanders) Singley. He was retired from the United States Army, and was Baptist. He had previously served as a Deacon and led the singing, and taught Sunday school.He is survived by his five children, Kathy Farnsworth of California;...
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Betty Lee Griggs

February 10, 1930 - October 27, 2017

Betty Lee Griggs, born February 10, 1930, to the late Lee O. and Deloris Woods of Datto, Arkansas, passed away Friday, October 27, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Jimmy Griggs who died in 2007; a son, Roy Lee Fenimore who died June 17, 1950; daughters, Carolyn Blackburn who died in October of 1992; Linda McCorkle who died in 2011; and Laure Hubbard who died in March...
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Mary Kathleen Maness

August 28, 1932 - October 25, 2017

Mary Kathleen Maness, age 85, of North Little Rock, Arkansas, passed from this life on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Born August 28, 1932 to the late Benjamin Swafford and Lois Bradford, she was a devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and friend. She is survived by many family members, loved ones, and anyone fortunate enough to call her friend. Her celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m...
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Mae Ruth Faulkner

September 19, 1933 - October 23, 2017

Mae Ruth Eades Faulkner, daughter of the late John Eades and Ora Cates Eades, was born September 19, 1933 in Formosa Arkansas and passed from this life October 23, 2017 in Jonesboro, AR at the age of 84 years. Mae Ruth grew up in Kennett Missouri and graduated from Kennett High School. On September 1, 1957 she married the late Wheeler Coolidge Faulkner of Lamar County, Alabama. Coolidge Faulkner...
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Emma C. Duck

April 17, 1924 - October 23, 2017

Emma Catherine Duck, 93, of Sherwood, passed from this life on October 23, 2017. She was born Emma Catherine Christopher to Joseph and Katie Christopher in Libourn, Missouri on April 17, 1924. She was predeceased by her husband of 68 years, James Albert Duck, one son, James Michael Duck, her parents, four brothers and three sisters. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She retired from...
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Robert L. Fabing

November 15, 1969 - October 21, 2017

Robert Lee Fabing was born on November 15, 1969 and departed for the land with the streets of gold on October 21, 2017, just 1 day after his 10th wedding anniversary to his “one of a kind” love, Lynne.Robert Fabing was the kindest, most loving man you could ever hope to know. He focused on himself last, if ever. His life was spent doing for others and never asking for a thing in...
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Lena Grace Holman

January 11, 1931 - October 20, 2017

Lena “Grace” Holman, 86, of Cabot, Arkansas peacefully went to be with the Lord, surrounded by her family on October 20, 2017. Born and raised in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area, she met the love of her life, Wayne and started a family she loved dearly. She later moved to Arkansas to be closer to her daughter and grandchildren.Grace was preceded in death by her parents and husband...
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Doris Nye

July 21, 1928 - October 20, 2017

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

December 1, 1928 - October 17, 2017

Delois Dian Shelton, 88, of North Little Rock passed away October 17, 2017. Born December 1, 1928 to the late Mr. and Mrs. M.H. Baldwin in Caddo Gap, Arkansas, she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to all. She was married in 1945 to the late Walter Shelton. She was a lifelong member of Levy United Methodist Church.She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and three...
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Ronald D. Holbrook

August 10, 1944 - October 17, 2017

Ronald D. Holbrook, 73, of Sherwood passed away Tuesday, October 17. Ron was born and raised in North Little Rock to parents Omer and Bernice Hazel Holbrook along with his brother, Jerry. Ron was a member of the Nazarene faith. Ron was a millworker and worked as a Crop Duster mechanic for many years. He was a hardworking man whose greatest achievement was being a wonderful husband, Dad and Papa...
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John W. Walker

March 25, 1945 - October 17, 2017

John Wayne Walker, 72, of North Little Rock went home to glory Wednesday, October 17, 2017 surrounded by loved ones. John was born in Lonoke to Dorthy L Walker and the late John Daniel Walker. John graduated from Lonoke High School in 1963 and two years later joined the Arkansas Army National Guard where he proudly served our country until retiring in 2003. Though retired, he felt he had more to...
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Dorothy Collie

January 27, 1932 - October 14, 2017

DOROTHY CORRINE COLLIE, 85, of North Little Rock passed away Saturday, October 14, 2017. She was born January 27, 1932 in Dallas, Texas to Mary Smith Jones and Robert Jones.She retired after 35 years as a checker at Safeway and Harvest Foods where she made lifelong friends. She started a second career working at Metro Disaster Specialists for several more years. She was a member of Lakewood...
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Tracy P. DOBBINS, Sr.

April 14, 1926 - October 14, 2017

Tracy Paul Dobbins, Sr., 91, of Jacksonville, passed away October 14, 2017.He was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy Jane Dobbins; and daughter, Cheryl Brewer.Mr. Dobbins was a World War II Navy veteran and retired after serving 26 years. He is survived by daughter, Deborah Adams (Morris), of Florida; son, Tracy Dobbins, Jr. (Debi), of Jacksonville; brothers, Alfred Dobbins and Neil Dobbins,...
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Joylea B. George

December 15, 1933 - October 12, 2017

JOYLEA B. GALLOWAY GEORGE, 83, of North Little Rock, went to be with her Lord Oct. 12, 2017.She was born Dec. 15, 1933, in North Little Rock, to Charles and Julia Galloway. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arnold D. George Jr.; one brother, Hermon Galloway; and two sisters, Bernus Price and Helen Moehrig. Joylea graduated from Little Rock Central High School. She retired...
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October 21, 1938 - October 12, 2017

Emma Dolores Frazier, 78, of Sherwood, Arkansas, went to be with her Lord on October 12, 2017. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia on October 21, 1938. Dolores enjoyed spending time with family, camping, fishing, traveling and spending time outdoors. In recent years, she enjoyed fun activities with her new friends at Parkstone Place Retirement Center.She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill,...
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John A. Griggs

March 17, 1939 - October 10, 2017

John Archie Griggs came into this world on March 17, 1939, his older brother's 7th birthday. He was born at home, like all of his siblings, in a farm tenant house at Greasy Corner, near Hughes, in Saint Francis County, Arkansas. The majority of his adult life was lived in North Little Rock, AR where he raised his family. A major event occurred in his life in 1944 when he was burned at the...
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Guyndal Ralph Stewart

September 17, 1944 - October 8, 2017

Guyndal Ralph Stewart, 73 of Jacksonville, passed away on October 8, 2017. He was born to Oral & Wilma Stewart on September 17, 1944 in Letona, Arkansas. Ralph was a business man in Gravel Ridge for almost 50 years. He and his partner, Gil Cunningham, first began in the grocery store business. They then transitioned into the used car business and ultimately expanding into the tractor...
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Betty Park

December 17, 1939 - September 25, 2017

Betty (Griffin) Sherrod-Park, Msgt (Ret) USAF\ANG passed away September 25, 2017.She was born December 17, 1939, in Keo, Arkansas. Betty graduated North Little Rock High School in 1958. She retired from the Air Force after serving 25 years.She is survived by two sons, Pat Sherrod and wife Debbie of Magalia, California and Anthony Sherrod and wife Sherry of Lonoke; two grandsons, Larry and Billy...
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Cheryl J. Stephenson

September 5, 1946 - September 24, 2017

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

August 22, 1937 - September 24, 2017

Terry Pulliam, 80, of Sherwood, Arkansas, died at his residence on September 24, 2017. He was born August 22, 1937 in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas to Thomas and Lottie Pulliam of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas.He worked at Stone Container for thirty-four years, and later operated a successful car lot. He is a member of Faith Baptist Church of Cabot. Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Wilda Ruth...
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Lana Powers

August 25, 1957 - September 24, 2017

Lana Marie Powers, 60, of North Little Rock passed away from pneumonia on Sunday, September 24, 2017. She was born in Kansas City, MO, on August 25, 1957, to the late Cathryn Cooper and the late Joe Norton. Lana graduated from Harrison High School. She was employed by US Pizza Co. for approximately 40 years, first as a restaurant manager, then as corporate office manager, and later as a location...
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Margaret Colleen Hensley

August 22, 1935 - September 23, 2017

Colleen Hensley, 82, of Little Rock passed away peacefully at Baptist Health Medical Center on Saturday, September 23rd. She was born in Rose Bud, Arkansas to Alonzo and Mildred Martin. A longtime resident of Little Rock, Colleen worked for AT&T for forty two years. She lived in Quitman the last years of her life to be closer to her family.Collen is preceded in death by her parents; her...
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James E. Sinkey

January 27, 1936 - September 21, 2017

James Elmer Sinkey Sr.(Jimmy) 81, of North Little Rock, Arkansas went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September, 21, 2017 after a brief illness.Services to honor his life will be held on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 beginning with visitation at 1:00 p.m. followed by his funeral service at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home, 7724 Landers Road North Little...
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Dorothy A. Reaves

March 14, 1928 - September 19, 2017

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

August 24, 1934 - September 17, 2017

On Sept. 17, 2017 Naomi Katheleen Grimes, 83, changed her membership from Country Chapel Church to Heaven.She was born to Ora Gail and Mildred Lewis Ploughe on Aug. 24, 1934 in Tipton County, Indiana.She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Grimes, her parents, three brothers, Vern, Gene and Danny Ploughe and one sister Waneta Ploughe Wallace.She is survived by eight children, Robert...
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Laura M. Hinspeter

September 14, 1918 - September 14, 2017

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

May 7, 1926 - September 12, 2017

Martha “Koby” Gould, 91, of North Little Rock, passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Born May 7, 1926, she was the daughter of the late William and Lorena McGary, of Heber Springs.Koby married Roger P. Gould in 1946. They enjoyed 55 years of marriage and raised two children, Roger Wade and Sharon Ann. Through the years, Koby enjoyed boating, fishing and camping with her family...
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Janis Lee Klein

March 23, 1944 - September 12, 2017

Janis Lee Klein, 73 of Lonoke, passed away September 12, 2017. She was born to Philip and Dorothy Klein on March 23, 1944 in Waco, Texas. Janis considered herself a Texan, even though she lived most of her life in Arkansas. When it came time for her and her mother to take up residence in a long-term care home, they moved to Golden Years Manor in Lonoke, AR. Several years after her mother passed...
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Tracy Frances Klun

October 11, 1961 - September 11, 2017

Tracy Frances Klun peacefully passed away with her family by her side on September 11, 2017 in Sherwood, AR at the age of 55.Tracy was born October 11, 1961 in N. Little Rock, to Charles and Nell Hudson, received an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Arkansas in 1984 and started working at Texas Instruments as a Process Engineer. She married Michael Klun in 1989, moved to...
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Joseph Phillips

August 16, 1939 - September 10, 2017

Joseph E. “Joe” Phillips, 78, of Lonoke, passed away September 10, 2017, at his home.He was born August 16, 1939, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Galloway and Geneva Phillips. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Joseph Phillips, Jr., seven brothers and two sisters.Joe worked for N.O. Nelson, Crain and Consolidated Pipe and Supply. He loved to sing, play music with his friends...
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Willie E. Mathis

August 9, 1921 - September 10, 2017

Willie Ella Mathis, age 96, died peacefully on September 10, 2017 at North Metro Hospital in Jacksonville, AR, after a brief struggle with cancer. Willie was born August 9, 1921, Marianna, AR, the daughter of London and Ella Reader Walker. Willie is survived by her 5 daughters and 1 son, Bertha Jones; Lena Birmingham; Shirley Kelly (Moses) all of Rochester, NY and Diana Sanders (Napoleon) of...
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Henry L. Cooper

February 18, 1939 - September 9, 2017

Henry L. Cooper, 78, of North Little Rock passed away on Saturday, September 9th. Born in Wynne, Arkansas to parents William Floyd Cooper and Jewell Mobley Cooper, Henry was a 1957 graduate of Batesville High School and attended Hendrix College for two years before transferring and graduating with a B.A. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arkansas in 1962. He spent 30 years with...
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Henry L. Cooper

February 18, 1939 - September 9, 2017

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

October 25, 1949 - September 6, 2017

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April 21, 1931 - September 5, 2017

If I can stop one heart from breaking,I shall not live in vain;If I can ease one life the aching,Or cool one pain,Or help one fainting robinUnto his nest again,I shall not live in Vain.-Emily Dickenson, 1864 This was a favorite poem of Betty's. If a person had a motto to live by, the words in the poem wereBetty's. Regardless of the need, Betty would do what she could to help ease a person...
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Joan C. Weddle

February 21, 1942 - September 3, 2017

Joan C. Weddle , 75, of Jacksonville, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2017. She was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on February 21, 1942 to parents Samuel J. and Dora E. Hickson, who preceded her in death. She was a devoted member of St. Jude’s the Apostle Catholic Church in Jacksonville for many years and volunteered her help with their card ministry. Joan was a...
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Elroy John Hoggard

July 10, 1923 - September 1, 2017

E.J. “Buster” Hoggard, age 94, of Rose Bud, Arkansas, departed this life September 1, 2017.He was born July 10, 1923, in DeValls Bluff, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Ella Hoggard and one son, Ronald Frank Hoggard.He retired from the Army where he served in World War II during the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War. He drove a charter bus for the Arkansas...
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Donald Harold Stewart

February 7, 1949 - August 31, 2017

Donald Harold Stewart, 68 of Jacksonville, passed away August 31, 2017. He was born February 7, 1949 to Bluford and Edna Stewart in England, AR.He is preceded in death by his brothers, Milton Stewart, Edgar Stewart, Billy Joe Stewart; his sister, Ida Jeanette Knapp; his step-children, Rosa Jane Reveas, Burt Wolf; and his parents.He is survived by his loving wife, Jean Stewart; his children, Mike...
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William Calvin Glover

July 2, 1945 - August 26, 2017

William Calvin (Dub) Glover, Jr. died at age 72, Saturday, August 26, 2017. He was born July 2, 1945 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Dub was preceded in death by his wife Debbie Higgins Glover, father William Calvin Glover, and mother Wilma Latta Glover Smith. He is survived by his son Lance Glover and wife Jessie of Rogers; son Derek Glover of Jacksonville; grandsons William Calvin Glover III and...
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James Matthew Aubrey

June 27, 1990 - August 25, 2017

JAMES “MATTHEW” AUBREY, 27, of North Little Rock passed away on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. Born on June 27, 1990 to parents James Michael and Starlia Aubrey, Matt was a 2009 graduate of North Little Rock High School.Matt loved always being on the go, especially to Arkansas Travelers baseball games and horseback riding. He loved to people watch, especially pretty girls. Matt brought out...
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Erma Evelyn Davidson

August 14, 1920 - August 22, 2017

Erma Evelyn Taylor Davidson, age 97, a resident of Bedford, Texas, went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Erma was born August 14, 1920, in Houston, Arkansas to Luther and Florence Elsberry Taylor. She graduated from Lepanto Arkansas High School in 1938 and continued her education at Chillicothe Business College in Chillicothe, Missouri. She married Harold Lloyd...
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Robert J. Siebert

October 2, 1985 - August 18, 2017

Robert J. Siebert, 31, of Sherwood, was born on October 2, 1985, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He departed this life on August 18, 2017.He is survived by his parents, John and Vicki Siebert of Sherwood, his sister, Kristina Brand (Larry) of Austin, Arkansas, grandmother, Nita Jasper of Sherwood, and the true light of his life, his niece, Olivia Grace Brand. He also leaves behind a host of family and...
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Emily Bernice Carrigan

April 7, 1924 - August 13, 2017

Emily Bernice Roberts Carrigan passed away Sunday, August 13 at Sherwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, North Little Rock. Bernice, as she was known, battled Alzheimer’s Disease for many years, but will be remembered for her warmth, dignity, and kindness. The youngest of three children, Bernice was the daughter of Cecil and Taylor Roberts of Little Rock. She attended Little Rock...
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Harold O. Studie

May 27, 1929 - August 13, 2017

Harold Studie, 88 of Quitman, passed away August 13, 2017. He was born to John and Annie Studie on May 27, 1929 in Lead Hill, Arkansas. He was a US Army veteran, Native American of the Cherokee Tribe and retired banker. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Emma Gene Studie; and a host of friends. He will be laid to rest at Rest Hills Memorial Park.
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Doris Jean Spence

June 15, 1931 - August 11, 2017

Doris Jean Spence, age 86, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017. She was born June 15, 1931, in Stockton, California, to Clarence Wesley Ball Everett and Lillian May Natzke Everett.If you knew Jean you knew her love of God, country and family. She was a devoted wife of 47 years and loved her children and family dearly. She worked for many years at Union Life Insurance Company of Little Rock,...
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Rita Holman

February 18, 1958 - August 10, 2017

Rita Holman, 59, of North Little Rock, passed away August 10, 2017. She was born February 18, 1958 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Thomas and Mary McGarity Myrick. Rita truly loved the Amboy Food Pantry, in North Little Rock, and its mission. She was also a loving mother and wife.She is preceded in death by her two sons; Matthew David Holman, and Andrew T. Zimmerman. She is survived by her husband,...
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Richard F. Maher

September 14, 1929 - August 9, 2017

Richard F. Maher, 87, of North Little Rock, passed away on Wednesday August 9, 2017, at Malvern, Ark.Richard was born September 14, 1929, in Alton, IL, to Fred and Helen (Meyer) Maher. He grew up in Pine Bluff, AR, and graduated from Pine Bluff High School in 1947. On August 20, 1954, he married the former Viola Susan Brown, of Pine Bluff, in Upper Darby, PA. Richard was proudly employed as a...
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Jack E. Ott

May 7, 1939 - August 7, 2017

Jack Ervin Ott of Jacksonville, Arkansas passed away at home August 7 at age 78. Born in Brinkley, Arkansas on May 7, 1939 to Zola Edna Kynion and Alva Jackson Ott, Jack was known for his ready smile, quick wit, and love of adventure. A lifelong mechanic, Jack was the inaugural president of the Quarter Miler’s Hot Rod Club, and with his brother raced a dragster and his prized 1931 Chrysler...
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Mary Ellen Thompson

January 27, 1920 - August 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Rest Hills Memorial Park, North Little Rock, AR.
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Mark Otto

April 15, 1971 - August 6, 2017

Mark Stephen Otto, 46, of Cabot passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 6, 2017, surrounded by his family, fiancée and many dear friends. He lived life to the fullest and was bursting with happiness anticipating exciting new plans for the near future with his fiancée and family.Mark loved sports, favoring the cowboys, Cubs, Dodgers and, of course, the Razorbacks. He like to bet...
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Dorothy L. Hackler

September 22, 1928 - August 6, 2017

Dorothy Rose Leehy Hackler, 88, of North Little Rock went to be with the Lord on August 6, 2017. She was a member of the Levy United Methodist Church and worked as a legal secretary for the WL&J Law Firm for 44 years. She enjoyed spending time with her family, reading and flower gardening.Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband of 17 years, Harold Hackler, parents, Mr. & Mrs. A. H....
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Bobby Morden

May 29, 1970 - August 4, 2017

Bobby Morden, 47, of Sherwood, passed away Friday, August 4, 2017. He was born May 29, 1970, in North Little Rock to Billy and Linda Morden. He is preceded in death by his brother, Randy Morden.Bobby worked at Wright’s Cabinets in Jacksonville for almost thirty years, serving as president for the last several years. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Jacque Lyles Morden; children,...
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John W. King

June 29, 1940 - August 1, 2017

John W. King, 77 of North Little Rock, passed away August 1,2017. He was born June 29, 1940 in Ashport, Tennessee to Ashley & Ruth King. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Anna V. King. John retired from TWA after 29 years. He was a volunteer with Missions: AR Church in a Day, Kosovo, Germany, Matamoros, Romania, and AR Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief since 1991. He is also...
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Muriel Tyler Ogdon

December 25, 1929 - July 31, 2017

Muriel Tyler Ogdon of Sherwood, Arkansas, age 87, passed away due to complications of Alzheimer’s dementia on July 31, 2017. Muriel was born in Quitman, Arkansas on December 25, 1929.She was preceded by her husband, Thomas William Ogdon; her granddaughter, Laura Ogdon; ten brothers and sisters; and her parents, Oliver and Ada Rice Tyler of Quitman.Muriel is survived by her sister, Fern...
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Eugene J. Goss

April 28, 1924 - July 30, 2017

Eugene J. “Gene” Goss, age 93, of Sherwood, AR went to his heavenly reward on July 30, 2017. He was born April 28, 1924 in Malvern, Arkansas to H. G. and Lela Goss. His parents, two brothers, James C. and Robert W., two sisters, Dorothy Deere and Melba Cook; his first wife, Loraine and daughter, Rebecca Goss predeceased him.Gene served his country in the U. S. Navy in the South...
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Alita C. Kalamasz

February 3, 1954 - July 28, 2017

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

April 29, 1928 - July 26, 2017

Richard Dix Stewart, 89, of North Little Rock died on Wednesday, July 26th. He was born in Dallas, Texas to parents Quinton Stewart, Sr. and Minna Nebling Stewart Bray. He was a graduate of Central High School and a longtime resident of North Little Rock. Richard joined the United States Marine Corps, serving as a Drill Instructor in San Diego during the Korean War. He retired from Kraft...
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Jimmy Dow Griswood

August 20, 1948 - July 25, 2017

Jimmy Griswood, 68, of North Little Rock, Arkansas arrived in heaven on July 25, 2017. His family was with him as he passed. He was born in Morrilton, Arkansas on August 20, 1948 to James Forrest and Reba Griswood. He is preceded in death by his father, Forrest.Jim honorably served in the United States Marine Corps, H Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry during 1969-1970. After serving in the...
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Elizabeth Johnston

September 16, 1941 - July 19, 2017

Elizabeth “Betty” Campbell Johnston, of Sherwood, Arkansas returned to her Creator on July 19, 2017. She was born Sept 16, 1941 in Concordia, Kansas.Betty was married to her husband, Harvey, for 53 years and was a retired school teacher in the Sherwood area Elementary Schools.She was preceded in death by her parents JC and Maurine Campbell, brother Jim Campbell and sister Jeannie...
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Arlene Mae Worms

July 18, 1927 - July 18, 2017

“Arlene Mae (Golick) Worms, of North Little Rock, passed away peacefully at the Hospice Home Care, West Little Rock, on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 – her 90th birthday. She was born July 18, 1927, in New Baden, Illinois, the daughter of the late Anthony and Irene Golick. She married Lt. Col. Delmar A. Worms, USAF, Ret., of Mascoutah, Illinois, on February 14, 1946, and they remained...
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Thad B. Spence

May 30, 1924 - July 14, 2017

Thad Burke Spence, 93, of North Little Rock passed away Friday, July 14, 2017. He was born in Hoxie, Arkansas to parents Ernest H. and Mary Spence. Thad graduated from North Little Rock High School, attended Hendrix College and graduated from the University of Arkansas. He served his country in the Army Air Corp during WWII as a radio operator and rear tail gunner on the B-24’s. Thad was...
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Thad B. Spence

May 30, 1924 - July 14, 2017

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

October 22, 1927 - July 9, 2017

Billy Joe (Bill J.) Magby 89, of Sherwood, AR passed away at his home Sunday July 9th, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents Albert Lee David and Roberta Elizabeth Martin Magby and his 5 Sisters and 3 brothers. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Mary Gunter Magby, his daughter Maribeth Magby of Sherwood, son Mark Magby (son K.C.) of Atlanta, Georgia, Mike Magby (Rita) of...
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Julie Ann Williams

August 5, 1945 - July 5, 2017

Julie Ann (Griffin) Williams, of Beebe, passed away July 5, 2017. She was born to Paul & Christina (Mobbs) Griffin in Little Rock, Arkansas. She is survived by her daughters, Tina Lee Allen, and Brandy Marie (Ketchum) Lindsey; her sister, Betty (Griffin) Park; four grandsons; one granddaughter; five great-granddaughters; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no...
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Francis J. Kelly

February 7, 1933 - July 4, 2017

Francis J. “Frank” Kelly, 84, died July 4, 2017, after a brief hospital stay. He was a resident of Little Rock who was born on February 7, 1933, in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was raised by his mother, Margaret Ann and sister Charlotte. As a 17-year-old recruit, he joined the U.S. Air Force beginning service as a cook but quickly working to become a mechanic on B52s and Fighter...
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Elizabeth A. DANIEL

July 22, 1937 - June 28, 2017

Elizabeth Angelina “Liz” Ferrell Daniel, age 79, of North Little Rock, passed away June 28, 2017. She was a life-long resident of North Little Rock. She married Irvin S. “Irv” Daniel and they were married for 59 years.Liz is survived by her husband and her four children: Marc Daniel (Michelle), Kay Wigington (Terry), Julie Campbell (Gerald) and Kevin Daniel; seven...
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Bernie L. COX

November 23, 1923 - June 27, 2017

Bernie Lee Cox, 93, of North Little Rock, died June 27, 2017. Born November 23, 1923 in Billstown, Pike County, Arkansas, he was the son of Dewey and Elsie Copeland Cox. A veteran of World War II, he served in the United States Army from July 1943 until January 1945 and was wounded in Saipan June 29, 1944. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.He retired from the Arkansas Highway...
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Marshall D. Smith

November 18, 1936 - June 26, 2017

Marshall D Smith, 80, of Vilonia went to be with the Lord on June 26, 2017. Born in North Little Rock, he loved serving in his community through his banking career, service in government, and his church. Marshall was a retired banker of 42 years. He began his career at First American Bank in Little Rock and retired as president of Centennial Bank of Jacksonville. Marshall was one of the longest...
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Jay Michael Robison

November 12, 1950 - June 26, 2017

Jay Michael Robison, Sr. of Sherwood, Arkansas, passed away on June 26, 2017 due to complications of diabetes. He was born November 12, 1950, in Houston, Texas to James Leon and Gloria Germaine Robison. Jay was preceded in death by his parents, and is survived by his beloved wife Renee Robison, son Jay Michael Robison, Jr. (Lisa) of Sherwood, daughter Neely Ann Kimbrell (Andy) of Little Rock,...
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Carla Jones

March 2, 1937 - June 24, 2017

Carla Jean Jones, 80, of Sherwood, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017. She was born March 2, 1937, in Stuttgart, Arkansas, to the late Lloyd and Irma (Erstine) Nofziger.The life of this woman was filled with experiences not common today. Foremost, Carla was committed to a loving marriage of sixty years. Carla’s interests included family genealogy, a love for the written word and...
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James Clyde Ellis

November 21, 1947 - June 16, 2017

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

October 13, 1952 - June 15, 2017

Richard T. Knight, age 64, passed away on June 15th, 2017. He was born October 13, 1952 in Ft. Smith, AR to Travis and Nan Knight.He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, David Rodenburg.He is survived by his sisters, Linda (Rick) Lane and Lisa (Charles) Horst, two nieces Robyn Graham and Pam McFalls and one nephew Todd Horst. Also survived by four great-nephews: Tyler and Brady...
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John M. Smithson

March 23, 1942 - June 9, 2017

John Max Smithson of Sherwood, AR, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 9, 2017. John was born in Little Rock, AR, on March 23, 1942. He is predeceased by his parents, Claude and Frances Smithson and survived by his wife, Judy Hurley Smithson, sons John David Smithson and Michael Smithson, and granddaughter Kiera Smithson. John was a Sherwood businessman who was a 32nd degree Mason. He...
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Clifford Thomas Dunn

December 15, 1953 - June 6, 2017

Clifford Thomas Dunn (Tom), age 63, passed away June 6, 2017 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He was born in Palestine, Texas, and lived the majority of his life in Little Rock, El Dorado and Fayetteville.He is the son of Clifford Thomas Dunn, Sr. (deceased) and Betty Jo (BJ) Allen of Little Rock.He graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a degree in accounting, and spent most of...
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