Our Obituaries

Charles J. Parker, Jr.

November 19, 1926 - November 5, 2013

Charles J. Parker, Jr., age 86, of Hot Springs, died Tuesday, November 5, 2013. He was born November 19, 1926, at Little Rock, the son of Charles John Parker and Lilly Mae Reed Parker. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Thelma O'Kelley Parker; his second wife, Mildred Doyle Parker; and two sisters, Nina M. Brown and L. Christine Richards. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a graduate of...
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Grady Qualls, Jr.

November 6, 1925 - November 5, 2013

Grady Qualls, Jr., age 87, of Hot Springs, died Tuesday, November 5, 2013. He was born on November 6, 1925, in Sims, the son of Grady Qualls, Sr. and Arra Breashears Qualls. On August 1, 1946, he was married to Twila May Fryar Qualls who preceded him in death on February 27, 2009. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Creo Qualls. He was a World War II U.S. Navy Veteran and was...
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Marie J. Crabtree

June 26, 1924 - November 3, 2013

Marie J. Crabtree, 89, died Sunday, November 3 in Blue Springs, Missouri. She was born on June 26, 1924 in Hot Springs, Arkansas to Harry and Ruby Sanders. Marie was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Marvin; sisters and their spouses: Dora and Ernest Pittman, Nadine Lambert, Bertha and Bruce Allen, Mary and Greeley Sellers, Bonnie Hawley, and Hollis Moore. She graduated from Ozark...
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Drew Ashley, Jr.

April 4, 1959 - November 2, 2013

Drew Ashley, Jr., age 54, of Amity, died Saturday, November 2, 2013. He was born on April 4, 1959 in Vallejo, California, the son of Drew Ashley, Sr. and Lavern Lambert Ashley. He was preceded in death by his father. Drew, Jr. worked for over 30 years as a grave digger, doing a lot of the cemetery work for funeral homes in this area. He especially enjoyed playing with his grandchildren. He...
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Gary Joe Fendley

July 28, 1951 - November 2, 2013

Gary Joe Fendley, age 62, of Hot Springs, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, November 2, 2013. He was born on July 28, 1951 in Hot Springs, the son of Artis Fendley and Pearl Weatherford Fendley. On April 16, 1976, he was married to Marilyn Lorraine Miller. Gary loved his country and retired from the United States Air Force after 37 years of service. He also followed in his parents'...
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Carolyn S. Witcher

January 4, 1951 - November 1, 2013

Carolyn S. Witcher, age 62, of Hot Springs, died, Friday, November 1, 2013. She was born on January 4, 1951 in Bastrop, Louisiana, the daughter of Johnny B. Watson and Earnestine Martin Watson. She married Robert Witcher on November 25, 1985. She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Madonna Lowrance; and two sisters, Betty Mason and Shirley Degges. She was a member of the Lake...
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Lillie Mae Fisher Williamson

May 28, 1926 - October 30, 2013

Lillie Mae Fisher Williamson, age 87, of Hot Springs, died Wednesday, October 30, 2013. She was born on May 28, 1926 in Dickson, Tennessee, the daughter of Melvin P. Fisher and Annie D. Lampley Fisher. She was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers, Eugene L Fisher, William P. Fisher, Jim J Fisher, Bobby Joe Fisher, Clyde P. Fisher, and Roy H. Fisher; three sisters, Dolly A. Fisher...
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Bessie Lee Cox

February 5, 1924 - October 30, 2013

Bessie Lee Cox, age 89, of Pike City, died Wednesday, October 30, 2013. She was born on February 5, 1924, at Amity, the daughter of Isaac York and Minnie Lee Knighten York. She was preceded in death by her husband, E. C. "Shorty" Cox on January 12, 1998. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Brenda Watson Harsh; and her son, Monty Cox. She was a member of the Pike City Missionary...
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Keith E. Madden

July 23, 1933 - October 29, 2013

Keith E. Madden, age 80, of Arkadelphia, died Tuesday, October 29, 2013. He was born on July 23, 1933, in Diller, Nebraska the son of Lawrence Madden and Clara Emma Woods Madden. On July 4, 1958, he was married to Clara Lyons Madden who preceded him in death on November 28, 2000. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Arkadelphia and was retired from the railroad. Graveside...
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Floyd Allien Ward

May 30, 1942 - October 29, 2013

Floyd Allien Ward, of Hot Springs, passed away on Tuesday, October 29th, 2013, at the age of 71. Visitation will be held from 1:30pm until start of services at 2:00pm on Monday, November 4th, 2013. Services will be held at Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel, 2205 Airport Rd, Hot Springs, with Pastor Robert Howell officiating. Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Ward, Dennis Ward, Jason Ward, Brian...
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Alice Pearson

February 5, 1921 - October 28, 2013

Alice Pearson, age 92, of Norman, went to be with the Lord on Monday, October 28, 2013. She was born on February 5, 1921, in Miller, Oklahoma, the daughter of George Petty and Rebecca Kendrix Petty. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Leo Summitt; her second husband, Dick Pearson; her parents; her stepmother, Ira Petty; her daughter-in-law, Freddie Pearson; one grandchild; two great...
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Sybil E. Doster

August 22, 1933 - October 27, 2013

Sybil E. Doster, age 80, of Amity, died Sunday, October 27, 2013. She was born on August 22, 1933 at Amity, the daughter of Ernest Garner and Beulah Franklin Garner Baggett. On September 24, 1951, she was married to Leonard Doster who preceded her in death on November 9, 1988. She was also preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Alvin Garner and Johnny Baggett. She was Baptist in...
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Eddie Lee Stanley

September 3, 1950 - October 26, 2013

Eddie Lee Stanley, age 63, of Sims, died Saturday, October 26, 2013. He was born on September 3, 1950 at Hot Springs, the son of L. G. Stanley and Evelyn Euleda Gray Stanley. On April 16, 1971, he was married to Betty Davis. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Henry Stanley and Bobby Stanley. He was employed with the Montgomery County Road Department and a member of the...
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Roy Short

July 25, 1929 - October 23, 2013

Roy Short, age 84, of Amity, died Wednesday, October 23, 2013. He was born on July 25, 1929, at Amity, the son of David F. Short and Mary Jane Pettigrew Short. On August 11, 1955, he was married to Betty Caldwell. He was a retired coach and teacher with the Amity Public Schools, was also retired from the Corp of Engineers and Baptist in his faith. He is survived by his wife, Betty Short of...
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Hattie Mae Stanfield

August 19, 1925 - October 23, 2013

Hattie "Cissy" Mae Stanfield, age 88, of Hot Springs Village, died Wednesday, October 23, 2013. She was born on August 19, 1925, at Rosa, Arkansas, the daughter of Harvey Permenter and Hattie Turner Permenter. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Lisa Stanfield of Hot Springs; her daughter, Carol Ann Stanfield of Hot Springs; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and...
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Frances Lorraine Fikes

September 27, 1922 - October 22, 2013

Surrounded by her children and most of her grandchildren, Frances Lorraine Fikes, 91, left us for a better place on October 22, the date of the birth of her granddaughter Kristen Lorraine. Her gentleness and kindness morphed through her home like a country perfume, as the smells of buttery apple and cinnamon became 'pie' realities. Frances had a heart as big as all outdoors and she chose to...
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Billie Jo Jones

September 4, 1931 - October 22, 2013

Billie Jo Jones, age 82, of Glenwood, died Tuesday, October 22, 2013. She was born on September 4, 1931, in Lordsburg, New Mexico. She was preceded in death by her mother, Willie R. Gill; her father, Olen Belshe; her grandparents, Jesse and Dolly Fox; two sons, Robert O. Jones and William C. Jones; her son-in-law, Don Toomey; her grandson, Chris Jones; and three sisters, Millie Boyd, Sue Lawson...
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Lois Jester Smith

June 18, 1918 - October 21, 2013

Lois Jester Smith, age 95, of Bonnerdale, died Monday, October 21, 2013. She was born on June 18, 1918, at Mountain Valley, the daughter of George Terry and Pearl Mae Graves Terry. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Vincent Lee Ragsdale; her second husband, Grady Jester; two sons, Alfred Lee Ragsdale and Doyle Wayne Ragsdale; one daughter, Jane Golden; one grandson,...
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Donnie M. Meredith

December 22, 1936 - October 17, 2013

Donnie M. Meredith, age 76, of Sunshine, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, October 17, 2013. She was born on December 22, 1936 in Hot Springs, the daughter of Donald Isaac Emerson and Lola Pearl Sexton Emerson. On May 11, 1957, she was married to Jackie G. Meredith, who preceded her in death on September 13, 2004. She was also preceded in death by her parents; and her sister,...
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Betty Colleen Myers

January 25, 1926 - October 11, 2013

Betty Colleen Myers, age 87, of Hot Springs, died Friday, October 11, 2013. She was born on January 25, 1926, at Runnymede, Kansas, the daughter of Lester Brown and Rachel Evans Brown. On March 20, 1971, she was married to George R. Myers. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Marvin Brown and Clayton Brown; and one sister, Maxine Wells. She was Pentecostal in her faith and...
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Lester Tolleson

September 9, 1920 - October 10, 2013

Lester Tolleson, age 93, of Kirby, died Thursday, October 10, 2013. He was born on September 9, 1920, at Mount Pleasant, Texas. On May 24, 1941, he was married to Hazel Motley Tolleson, who preceded him in death on September 28, 2011. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Leslie Edwin Tolleson and Ruby Womack Tolleson; his grandson, Brian Matthew Tolleson; his granddaughter, Michelle...
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Ella Vern Ray

February 20, 1934 - October 7, 2013

Ella Vern Ray, age 79, of Kirby, died Monday, October 7, 2013. She was born on February 20, 1934, at Daisy, the daughter of Ellis Cook and Leo Parker Cook. On May 29, 1951, she was married to Herschel Ray who preceded her in death on December 29, 2008. She was also preceded in death by one brother, J. E. Cook; and four sisters, Pearl White, Chloie Chambers, Floy Rhodes and Erma Lou Chambers. ...
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Kenneth Gerald Partain

September 26, 1930 - October 4, 2013

Kenneth Gerald Partain, age 83, of Glenwood, died Friday, October 4, 2013. He was born on September 26, 1930, at Oakwood, the son of Cecil Partain and Lela Reed Partain. On March 18, 1958, he was married to Patricia Ann Hall. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Avon Partain and Howard Partain. He was a United States Air Force veteran and retired after twenty-one years...
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LaVerne Trout

July 23, 1926 - September 30, 2013

LaVerne Trout, age 87, of Daisy, died Monday, September 30, 2013. She was born on July 23, 1926, at Daisy, the daughter of Douglas Jones and Lena Mitchell Jones. On December 14, 1945, she was married to Paul C. Trout who preceded her in death on March 23, 2006. She was also preceded in death by her son, Johnny Paul Trout; one brother; and four sisters. She was a retired camp ranger for Camp...
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Cleda Bobo Michener

December 22, 1932 - September 28, 2013

Cleda Bobo Michener, age 80, of Black Springs, joined her Savior Saturday, September 28, 2013. She was born on December 22, 1932 at Alpine, the daughter of Carlos T. Jones and Oma Mae Seals Jones. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Bobo; her parents; and her brother, Lowell Jones. A graduate of Norman High School, she served as Montgomery County Clerk for six years and...
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Jimmie A. Henthorn

July 3, 1950 - September 24, 2013

Jimmie A. Henthorn, age 63, of Amity, died Tuesday, September 24, 2013. He was born on July 3, 1950, at Kirby, the son of Alvin Henthorn and Louise Craig Henthorn. He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Alex Henthorn, Clayburn Henthorn and Raymond Henthorn. He is survived by two daughters, Lorie Frye and Renea Henthorn, both of Houston, Texas; six grandchildren; three...
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Illa Irene Johnson Howell

July 27, 1923 - September 24, 2013

Illa Irene Johnson Howell, age 90, of Amity, passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2013. She was born on July 27, 1923, at Amity, the daughter of the late Herbert Richard Johnson and Ida Mae Davis Johnson. On December 15, 1945, she was married to Marvin Aaron Howell who preceded her in death on May 14, 1998. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Leonard Johnson. She was a faithful...
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Marie Ann Felts

January 25, 1943 - September 22, 2013

Marie Ann Felts, age 70, of Glenwood, died Sunday, September 22, 2013. She was born on January 25, 1943, at Salem, the daughter of Ernest Woodall and Ruby Parker Woodall. On May 8, 1959, she was married to Larry Logan Felts, who preceded her in death on December 5, 1987. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Lonnie Woodall. She attended Bethel Missionary Baptist...
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Edra Carolyn Flaherty

September 4, 1933 - September 22, 2013

Edra Carolyn Flaherty, age 80, of Murfreesboro, died Sunday, September 22, 2013. She was born on September 4, 1933 at Murfreesboro, the daughter of John Carl Flaherty and Benetta Edra Nichols Flaherty. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Brenda Kay Sethaler. A member of the Murfreesboro First United Methodist Church, she was a devout Christian and enjoyed reading her...
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Shirley Eldridge

October 14, 1927 - September 16, 2013

Shirley Eldridge, age 85, of Hot Springs, passed away Monday, September 16, 2013. She was born on October 14, 1927, in Moberly, Missouri, the daughter of Leslie Morton Snider and Della Mae Bigelow Snider. On July 1, 1951, she was married to Robert Eldridge. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Janis Yaegar. Serving her church for most of her life, Shirley was an Elder in...
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Lela Mae Parker Posney

October 9, 1916 - September 12, 2013

Lela Mae Parker Posney, age 96, of Hot Springs, passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2013, after a long illness. Lela was born on October 9, 1916 in Enid, Oklahoma. She grew up in Wyoming where she met and married Matt A. Posney, Sr. They were married for 56 years and had four sons, Matt, Jr., Bob, Glenn and Gary. She was preceded in death by her husband, Matt; two sons, C. R. "Bob"...
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Kermit W. White

February 7, 1918 - September 10, 2013

Kermit W. White, age 95, of Daisy, died Tuesday, September 10, 2013. He was born on February 7, 1918, at Daisy, the son of Benjamin Hester White and Hattie Pearl Cook White. He was preceded in death by his first wife and the mother of his son, Ruth Austin White, on January 9, 1983. He was also preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Pauline White Ward; and his infant brother. A U.S....
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Billy Ray Lynch

April 30, 1936 - September 10, 2013

Billy Ray "Pat" Lynch, age 77, of Mountain Pine, died Tuesday, September 10, 2013. He was born on April 30, 1936 at Hot Springs, the son of the late Ernest Lynch and Elvie Ellen Tucker Lynch. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Lynch; his son, Benjy Lynch; and three brothers, James Lynch, Thomas Lynch and Tucker Lynch. He attended Mountain Valley Baptist Church where he was active...
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Owen Danley

August 19, 1923 - September 9, 2013

Owen Danley, age 90, of Mount Ida, passed away on Monday, September 9, 2013. He was born on August 19, 1923, near the Montgomery County community of Washita, the son of Bert Danley and Jessie Blair Danley. He attended school in Mount Ida and was a member of the undefeated high school basketball team. He volunteered into the United States Navy for World War II. Owen served in the Pacific and...
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Maureen Flowers

December 2, 1942 - September 9, 2013

Maureen Flowers, age 70, of Hot Springs, died Monday, September 9, 2013. She was born on December 2, 1942, the daughter of Maurice Rainwater and Berneice Ann Denison Rainwater. On September 10, 1965, she was married to Albert Flowers. Maureen was a Methodist by faith. She was worked for many years as a floral arranger for Capitol Wholesale and she enjoyed gardening, sewing and quilting. She...
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Delores Harrington

December 23, 1922 - September 7, 2013

Delores "Willy" Harrington, Hot Springs, Arkansas, (formerly of Sioux City) passed away at her home on September 7, 2013. She was born in Sioux City, Iowa on December 23, 1922, to Edgar and Grace Williams. She attended Sioux City schools, graduating from East High School in 1941. She was a member of Glendale Baptist Church where she sang in the church choir. On May 4, 1945, Delores married...
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Ryan Mason Swain

January 18, 1996 - September 7, 2013

Ryan Mason Swain, age 17, of Amity, died Saturday, September 7, 2013. He was born on January 18, 1996 at Henderson, Kentucky, the son of Charles Swain and Christy Ainsworth Swain. Ryan was a senior at Centerpoint High School where he played football and baseball. He was also vice-president of the Future Farmers of America. He was a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. Ryan was an avid...
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Bennie C. Martin

April 11, 1934 - September 7, 2013

Bennie C. Martin, age 79, of Glenwood, died Saturday, September 7, 2013. He was born on April 11, 1934 near Glenwood, the son of Roy Martin and Lettie Ewing Martin. On December 23, 1956, he was married to Joyce Jester. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Betty Golden. He was a United States Air Force veteran, retired civil engineer and a member of the Glenwood Church of...
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Aaron Daniel Martin

July 28, 2008 - September 6, 2013

Aaron Daniel Martin, age 5, of Royal, went to be with Jesus on Friday, September 6, 2013. He was born on July 28, 2008 in Hot Springs, the son of Stephen Paul Martin and Laura Elisabeth Armstrong Martin. He was preceded in death by one uncle, Brian Armstrong. Aaron was a member of Wildwood Tabernacle, loved singing in church and he loved Jesus with all of his heart. He loved playing with his...
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Ina Mildred Smith

October 23, 1921 - September 5, 2013

Ina Mildred Smith, age 91, of Bonnerdale, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2013. She was born on October 23, 1921, at Bonnerdale, the daughter of Solomon Phillips and Sarah Artimeca Buck Phillips. On June 30, 1940, she was married to John Hermon Smith who preceded her in death on May 28, 1974. She was also preceded in death by her son, Jerry Lynn Smith; her daughter, Marsha Jane Smith; two...
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Shirley Carroll Patrick

December 16, 1960 - September 2, 2013

Shirley Carroll Patrick, age 52, of Glenwood, died Monday, September 2, 2013. She was born on December 16, 1960, at Salem Oregon, the daughter of J. D. Carroll and Janet Mae Wood Carroll. She was preceded in death by her parents; her former husband, Carl Darrell Hill; two brothers, A. J. "Sonny" Carroll and Billy Carroll; and two sisters, Annette Lamb and Pegi Cornish. She was Baptist in her...
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Larry W. Fincher

May 5, 1957 - August 27, 2013

Larry W. Fincher, age 56, of Hot Springs, died Tuesday, August 27, 2013. He was born on May 5, 1957 in Hot Springs, the son of Billy Ray Fincher, Sr. and Donna Jean Tams Fincher. On September 12, 2008, he married Rhonda Love. Larry graduated from Lake Hamilton High School where he was a track star. He retired after 33 years from the U.S. Postal Service and was of the Baptist faith. Larry was...
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Dorothy Smith

July 16, 1921 - August 25, 2013

Dorothy "Dot" Smith, age 92, of Hot Springs Village, died Sunday, August 25, 2013. She was born on July 16, 1921, in Angleton, Texas, the oldest of four children born to Leonard and Violet Pattillo. On January 18, 1944, she was married to Ralph Smith. After moving from the Dallas area in 1979, she enjoyed living at Hot Springs Village. In her earlier years here, she loved playing golf, being...
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Jerome Allen Larkin

September 24, 1935 - August 24, 2013

Jerome Allen Larkin, age 77, of Glenwood, died Saturday, August 24, 2013. He was a retired contractor and United States Army veteran. He is survived by his daughter, Kelly Larkin of Salem, Oregon; six step-children, John Prietto of Colville Washington, Charlotte Evans of Yuba City, California, Mike Prietto of Tacoma, Washington, Christine Bishop of Glenwood, Phil Prietto of Olympia, Washington...
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Erma Smith

March 9, 1929 - August 24, 2013

Erma Smith, age 84, of Newhope, died Saturday, August 24, 2013. She was born on March 9, 1929 near Newhope, the daughter of Roy Jester and Stella O'Neal Jester. On June 10, 1950, she was married to Kemmel Smith who preceded her in death on January 6, 1996. She was also preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Diana Smith; and three brothers, Kelsie Jester, Lloyd Jester and Eugene Jester. A...
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Paul A. Shinkle

January 8, 1941 - August 23, 2013

Paul A. Shinkle, age 72, of Hot Springs, died Friday, August 23, 2013. He was born on January 8, 1941 in Morrilton, the son of Edward Wesley Shinkle and LaVada Fox Shinkle. He was preceded in death by his wife of 32 years, Mildred "Mickey" Short Shinkle; his parents; one grandson, Randy James "R. J." Noles Shinkle; one brother, Louis Shinkle; and two sisters, Vonceal "Bonnie" Speers and Neomi...
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Geraldine Hunt Lockeby

May 23, 1935 - August 21, 2013

Geraldine Hunt Lockeby, age 78, of Amity, died Wednesday, August 21, 2013. She was born on May 23, 1935, at Newhope, the daughter of William Henry Cogburn and Pearl Eller Kelling Cogburn. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Delmore W. Hunt; her second husband, Dame Lockeby; four brothers, Vanice Cogburn, Woodie Cogburn, Millard "Sug" Cogburn and Odell Cogburn; and one sister, Mae...
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James Ingram, Jr.

April 4, 1939 - August 20, 2013

James "Jim" Ingram, Jr., age 74, of Alpine, died Tuesday, August 20, 2013. He was born on April 4, 1939 at Prescott, the son of James Harold Ingram, Sr. and Lorraine Hill Ingram. On November 22, 1990, he was married to Lora Walden. A United States Army veteran, he was formerly employed as a mobile home mover and as a mechanic for the Lake Hamilton Fire Department. He attended the Word of...
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Mary E. Dukes

July 9, 1926 - August 20, 2013

Mary E. Dukes, age 87, of Hot Springs, died Tuesday, August 20, 2013. She was born on July 9, 1926 at Mineral Springs, the daughter of George Edmond Jester and Rena Louise Short Jester. On September 1, 1944, she was married to J.F. Dukes, who preceded her in death on May 6, 1973. She was also preceded in death by her parents; and twelve brothers and sisters. Mary was a homemaker and a member...
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Martha Delores Perdue

July 26, 1948 - August 17, 2013

Martha Delores Perdue, age 65, of Hot Springs, won her battle with colon cancer at 7:02 AM on Saturday, August 17, 2013. She was born on July 26, 1948, at Orlinda, Tennessee, the daughter of Oscar Lee Dorris and Sylvia Catherine Long Dorris. On November 15, 1988, she was married to Harvey Perdue. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother-in-law, Jimmy Walker. She was a member...
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Oscar L. Spears

March 23, 1926 - August 16, 2013

Oscar L. Spears, age 87, of Amity, died Friday, August 16, 2013. He was born on March 23, 1926, at Amity, the son of Silas Spears and Sarah Evalena York Spears. On April 26, 1978, he was married to Eunafae Smith. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Henry Spears, William Spears and Lonnie Spears; and two sisters, Mary Doster and Madie Smith. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, a...
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Ruby Perry Hollier

August 25, 1931 - August 15, 2013

Ruby Perry Hollier passed away on August 15, 2013 at her home in Pearcy. She was born August 25, 1931 in St. Francisville, Louisiana to Alden Munson and Lavina Ford Perry. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Her love, compassion, and support were a blessing to all. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Joseph H. Hollier of Pearcy; her children, Karla Williams,...
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James Wesley Hughes, Jr.

January 27, 1935 - August 14, 2013

James Wesley Hughes, Jr., age 78, of Angleton, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2013. He was born on January 27, 1935, at Alf, Arkansas, the son of James Wesley Hughes and Gertrude Carter Hughes. On November 22, 1986, he was married to Naomi Collard. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Leonard Cladie Edwards; and his sister, Louise Aleshire. Upon his graduation...
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Cleo H. Sigman

August 24, 1926 - August 14, 2013

Cleo H. Sigman, age 86, of Glenwood, died Wednesday, August 14, 2013. He was born on August 24, 1926 near Bonnerdale, the son of Odem L. Sigman and Esther McKinley Sigman. On November 28, 1946, he was married to Maxine Vaughn. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Cecil Sigman and Doyle Sigman. He was the retired owner and operator of the DX Service Station. A United...
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Edna Earl Pettit

February 26, 1931 - August 12, 2013

Edna Earl Pettit, age 82, of Hot Springs, died Monday, August 12, 2013. She was born on February 26, 1931 in El Paso, Arkansas, the daughter of Willis Clayton Pickard and Nettie Pearl Cooper Pickard. She was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Rusty Pettit; and three brothers, Junior Pickard, Chester Pickard, and Jim Buck Pickard. Edna was a retired L.P.N. and a Baptist by faith....
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Melba Wright Gunta

December 12, 1929 - August 11, 2013

Melba Wright Gunta, age 83, of Glenwood, died Sunday, August 11, 2013. She was born on December 12, 1929 at Amity, the daughter of Fayette Fincher and Alsia Hunter Fincher. On August 17, 1947, she was married to Willard Wright who preceded her in death on November 6, 1996. She was also preceded in death by her parents; her brother, John Fincher; and her sister, Joyce Wilson. On December 8,...
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Christina Stiffler Wilson

July 25, 1958 - August 5, 2013

Christina Stiffler Wilson, age 55, of Pearcy, died Monday, August 5, 2013. She was born on July 25, 1958 in Lincoln, Nebraska, the daughter of James Eli Barkley and Barbara Faye Halloway Barkley. She is survived by her husband, David Wilson of Pearcy; two sons and daughters-in-law, James Allen Stiffler, and Regina of Beebe and Bradley David Wilson, and Kelsey of Scottsdale, Arizona; one...
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Raymond Antell

March 24, 1952 - August 2, 2013

Raymond "Big Foot" Antell, of Bonnerdale was welcomed home Friday, August 2, 2013, at the age of 61. Raymond Russell Antell was born on March 24, 1952, at Palo Alto, California, the son of Merle William Antell and Audrey Marilyn Johnson Antell. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, William Antell. He was a drywall finisher in the family drywall business in Michigan,...
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Beulah Vines Forga

August 31, 1923 - August 1, 2013

Beulah Vines Forga, age 89, of Hot Springs, passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2013. She was born on August 31, 1923, at Sims, the daughter of Feldon Lafayette Vines and Dona Stovall Vines. On June 2, 1951, she was married to Doyle W. Forga who preceded her in death on April 2, 1991. She was also preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Logan Vines, Dee Vines, Lee Vines and Sherman D....
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Grady Meredith

November 7, 1928 - July 30, 2013

Grady Meredith, 84, of Hot Springs, died Tuesday, July 30. He was born November 7, 1928 in Hot Springs, the son of William Hebert Meredith and Lila Susan Gladen Meredith. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Essia Louis Meredith. Grady was a member of Temple of Jesus Name and Garland County Cattleman's Association. He is survived by numerous cousins and friends. Services...
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Junior Lee Golden

June 20, 1942 - July 29, 2013

Junior Lee "Frog" Golden, age 71, of Newhope, died Monday, July 29, 2013. He was born on June 20, 1942, at Albert Pike, the son of Bennie Caudis Golden and Lizzie Miller Golden. On May 29, 1963, he was married to Wanda Dumont. He was a retired logger and an avid fisherman. He dearly loved his family and he will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his wife,...
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Ruth Marie Jones

October 18, 1928 - July 29, 2013

Ruth Marie Jones, age 84, of Little Rock, went home to be in the arms of Jesus on Monday, July 29, 2013. She now resides in the city where the roses never fade. She and her husband, Lee, were charter members of Capitol City Free Will Baptist Church, where she sang and played music for the Lord for many years. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Lee Jones of Little Rock; two sons, Monte...
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Ricky C. Oliver

October 3, 1969 - July 27, 2013

Ricky C. Oliver, age 43, of Newhope, died Saturday, July 27, 2013. He was born on October 3, 1969, at Nashville, the son of Charles Oliver and Elizaida Candelria Oliver. On December 12, 2008, he was married to Georgeanna Pitchford Oliver. He was preceded in death by his mother; and his brother, Charlie Oliver. He was a millwright and enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time outdoors. He...
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Lorene Crawford Whisenhunt

September 22, 1925 - July 27, 2013

Lorene Crawford Whisenhunt, age 87, of Daisy, died Saturday, July 27, 2013. She was born on September 22, 1925 at Daisy, the daughter of Thomas Burnett Crawford and Emma Lee Blackburn Crawford. On January 14, 1947, she was married to Leo Whisenhunt. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kay Hankins; her brother, Carl Boyd Crawford; her brother-in-law, J. W. Whisenhunt; and two sisters-in...
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Leslie Jayleen Handley

February 25, 1969 - July 25, 2013

Leslie Jayleen Handley, age 44, of Texarkana, Texas, died Thursday, July 25, 2013. She is survived by her husband, Larry Ermey of Texarkana; two children, Alisha Nicole Handley of Texarkana and Christopher Daniel Handley of Kirby; her father and step-mother, Donald and Vickie Handley of Kirby; her mother, Sandra McIntyre of Texarkana; her sister, Danielle Sims of Texarkana; her step-brother,...
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Sandra Ann Culliver

December 12, 1945 - July 25, 2013

Sandra Ann Culliver, 67, of Hot Springs, died Thursday, July 25. She was born on December 12, 1945 in Camden, the daughter of John and Velma Shaddock. On September 9, 1967, she was married to Dewey H. Culliver. She was preceded in death by her parents. Sandra attended schools in Camden and Hot Springs and graduated Hot Springs High School. She graduated Garland County Community College where...
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Nona Lee Love

June 17, 1933 - July 25, 2013

Nona Lee Love, age 80, of Black Springs, died Thursday, July 25, 2013. She was born on June 17, 1933, at Black Springs, the daughter of James Bolty Black and Ada Lee Spradlin Black. On August 30, 1950, she was married to J W Love. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Melvin Black and Truman Black. She was a member of the Norman First Baptist Church. She is survived by...
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Jewell E. Golden

March 11, 1920 - July 24, 2013

Jewell E. Golden, age 93, of Hot Springs, died Wednesday, July 24, 2013. She was born on March 11, 1920 in Onyx, the daughter of Ervin Coleman and Effie Cox Coleman. On November 3, 1937, she was married to Marvin "Nig" Golden who preceded her in death on February 27, 2006. She was also preceded in death by her parents; five sons, Donald Golden, James Golden, David Golden, Dennis Golden, and...
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Brinda Carrol Woodall

September 12, 1955 - July 21, 2013

Brinda Carrol Woodall, age 57, of Amity, died Sunday, July 21, 2013. She was born on September 12, 1955, at Nashville, the daughter of John Edward Davis and Dorothy Sue McKinnon Davis. She was preceded in death by her father; and her great-granddaughter, Ella Grace McCauley. She is survived by her son, Johnny Woodall of Amity; her daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and James "Bump" Tidwell of...
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Gary Neil Diffee

May 7, 1948 - July 18, 2013

Gary Neil Diffee, age 65, of Bismarck, died Thursday, July 18, 2013. He was born on May 7, 1948, in the Beaton Community in Bismarck, the son of Wallace Diffee and Nellie Bennett Diffee. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Kenneth Edwin Diffee. He enjoyed playing and listening to country music with his friends. Gary dearly loved his family and will be deeply missed by...
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Linda C. Ingram

November 13, 1947 - July 15, 2013

Linda C. Ingram, age 65, of Mountain Pine, died Monday, July 15, 2013. She was born on November 14, 1947 in Hot Springs, the daughter of James Orville Ketchum and Ruby Fisher Ketchum. She was preceded in death by her parents. Linda was a member of Lee Chapel Baptist Church. She is survived by three sons, Johnny Ingram, Travis Ingram, and Ike Ingram, all of Mountain Pine; three grandchildren;...
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Autumn Lynn Terrill

April 15, 1976 - July 14, 2013

Autumn Lynn Terrill, age 37, of Hot Springs, died Sunday, July 14, 2013. She was born on April 15, 1976 in Hot Springs, the daughter of Alan C. Terrill and Geraldine R. Parma Terrill. She was preceded in death by her mother. Autumn is survived by her father, Alan Terrill of Hot Springs; her sister, Sharon Torres of Milton, Florida; one nephew and one niece, Scott Torres and Garnet Torres, both...
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Dan L. Keyes

June 12, 1949 - July 12, 2013

Dan L Keyes, age 64, of Hot Springs, died Friday, July 12, 2013. He was born on June 12, 1949, in Frankfort, Indiana, the son of Richard Keyes and Rozella Stubley Keyes. He was preceded in death by his father. Dan was the owner/agent of Keyes Insurance Company in Hot Springs. He received his Bachelors Degree in Biology from Indiana University. He is survived by his daughter, Alicia Keyes of...
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Robert Dowdy

December 23, 1937 - July 7, 2013

Robert "Ray" Dowdy, age 75, of Fancy Hill, died Sunday, July 7, 2013. He was born on December 23, 1937 at Blackwell, Oklahoma, the son of Banks A. Dowdy and Veda Erma Bryant Dowdy. He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Kevin Dowdy; and his brother, Banks Dowdy. He was a United States Navy veteran, retired barber and member of the Faith Valley Missionary Baptist Church. He is...
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Glendola Wilson

January 13, 1940 - July 6, 2013

Glendola "Glenda" Wilson, age 73, of Hot Springs, moved her membership to heaven on Saturday, July 6, 2013. She was born on January 13, 1940, at Minturn, Arkansas, the daughter of Frank George Allen and Lillie Lonzo Simms. She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers and two sisters. Glenda always felt her greatest accomplishments on earth was serving God and raising her wonderful...
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Patricia D. Scott

April 3, 1978 - July 4, 2013

Patricia D. Scott, age 35, of Pearcy, died Thursday, July 4, 2013. She was born on April 3, 1978, at Camden. On June 3, 2013, she was married to Frank Scott. She was a loving wife and friend and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband, Frank Scott of Pearcy; her son, Patrick Robertson of Camden; her daughter, Heather Robertson of Camden; two brothers, Samuel...
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Anna Laura Hall

July 1, 1994 - July 3, 2013

Anna Laura Keene Hall, age 69, of Hot Springs, went to be with the Lord, on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. She was born on July 1, 1944, at Longview, Texas, the daughter of Hugh Keene and Virginia Scott Norris Keene. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 41 years, Lester Howard "Bud" Hall; one son, Robert "Bobby" Hall; and her parents. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great...
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Lonnie E. White

November 11, 1918 - July 1, 2013

Lonnie E. White, age 94, of Pearcy, went to be with his Lord on Monday, July 1, 2013. He was born on November 11, 1918, at Hobart, Oklahoma, the son of Andrew White and Lola Greenhaw White. On April 17, 1941, he was married to Sophia Sumner. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Perfieda Otteson; his grandson, Joel Crowley; his parents; and twelve brothers and sisters. Lonnie was an avid...
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Billy Jeff Couch

October 16, 1958 - June 27, 2013

Billy Jeff Couch, age 54, of Hot Springs, died Thursday, June 27, 2013. He was born on October 16, 1958 at Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, the son of William J. Couch and Barbara Neece Couch. On June 11, 1981, he was married to Roxanne Moore. He was preceded in death by his father; and one nephew, Justin Caleb Hill. Billy is survived by his wife, Roxanne Couch of Hot Springs; one son and daughter-in...
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Leon Dillard

June 19, 1942 - June 27, 2013

Leon Dillard, age 71, of Glenwood, died Thursday, June 27, 2013. He was born on June 19, 1942, at Glenwood, the son of James Lewis Dillard and Birdie Rose Parker Dillard. He was preceded in death by his son, Shane Dillard; his brother, Milburn Dillard; and his sister, Estelene Baker. He was a retired chef. He is survived by his daughter, T. C. Dillard Torbett of Glenwood; two grandchildren,...
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Wayne B. Van Donge

October 18, 1936 - June 25, 2013

Wayne B. Van Donge, age 76, of Hot Springs, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013. He was born on October 18, 1936, in Goodland, Kansas, the son of Bert Van Donge and Seatta Peter Van Donge. On October 19, 1963, he was married to Mary Jane Warford. He was preceded in death by his father. As a boy he worked on his father's farm harvesting wheat and enjoyed hunting pheasants. He was Lutheran in his faith...
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Terry Dean Wilson

March 22, 1962 - June 25, 2013

Terry Dean Wilson, age 51, passed away at his home in Bonnerdale on June 25, 2013. He is survived by a sister, Marsha; and two brothers, Danny and Mitch. An informal gathering for all those who knew him will be held at his place (1.3 miles west of Bonnerdale on Yukon Pass) starting at 10:00 AM on Sunday, June 30. Bring your own food, chairs and memories of "T". Arrangements are under the...
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Margaret Elizabeth Levi Tucker

April 28, 1922 - June 24, 2013

Margaret Elizabeth Levi Tucker a former resident of Glenwood, AR, passed away peacefully on June 24, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma surrounded by her daughter and son. Born in Hot Springs, Arkansas on April 28, 1922, to the late Roy and Ida Levi. Margaret was preceded in death by Eddie in 1974. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many. Margaret grew up...
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Kenneth Loyd Davidson

September 20, 1939 - June 24, 2013

Kenneth Loyd Davidson, age 73, of Amity, passed away on Monday, June 24, 2013. He was born on September 20, 1939, at Forester, the son of Roscoe "Rock" Davidson and Camellia Mae Dollar Davidson. On April 26, 1965, he was married to Bonnie R. Garner. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother-in-law, Gene Smith; and his sister-in-law, Johnnie Ann Davidson. He attended Amity Assembly...
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Edmund D. Knapp

February 25, 1921 - June 23, 2013

Edmund D. Knapp, age 92, of Malvern, died Monday, June 24, 2013. He was born on February 25, 1921 in Colden, New York, the son of Walter and Blanche Knapp. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Knapp; two brothers, Oliver Knapp and Lloyd Knapp; and one sister, Thelma Klein. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and David Dickinson of Malvern; three grandchildren, Bart...
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Farlene G. Bennett Tallant

December 7, 1922 - June 22, 2013

Farlene G. Bennett Tallant, age 90, of Glenwood, died Saturday, June 22, 2013. She was born on December 7, 1922, at Ogden, Utah, the daughter of Delbert Bennett and Mildred Clara Douglas Bennett. On April 14, 1941, she was married to Ocus Tallant who preceded her in death on April 15, 1999. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sons, James Tallant and Jerry Tallant; one daughter,...
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Pauline Cash

July 13, 1921 - June 22, 2013

Pauline Cash, age 91, of Amity, died Saturday, June 22, 2013. She was born on July 13, 1921, at Alpine, the daughter of Charlie E. Thomasson and Birdie D. Johnson Thomasson. On February 17, 1941, she was married to Herchel E. Cash who preceded her in death on February 19, 2001. She was also preceded in death by her parents; and her son, Charles Cash. Pauline was a member of Amity First...
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Loyd L. Short

November 21, 1916 - June 21, 2013

Loyd L. Short, age 96, of Canyon, Texas, died Friday, June 21, 2013. He was born on November 21, 1916 in Caddo Gap, the son of James and Eula Gladden Short. On February 7, 1935, he was married to Nellie Robbins. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Leo Short and James Junior Short; and a grandson, Trevor Burrell. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II. A native...
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Tracy Allen Gould

April 7, 1960 - June 16, 2013

Tracy Allen Gould, age 53, of Daisy, died Sunday, June 16, 2013. He was born on April 7, 1960, at Murfreesboro. He attended Mount Joy Free Will Baptist Church. Tracy enjoyed playing the guitar and was quite the prankster. He liked fast cars and making people laugh. He was a tender caregiver and a forgiving friend. He is survived by two sons, Benji Gould and his wife, Suzanne, of Hot...
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J. F. Ketchum

December 31, 1910 - June 16, 2013

J. F. "Frank" Ketchum, age 102, of Arkadelphia, died Sunday, June 16, 2013. He was born on December 31, 1910 at Bonnerdale, the son of Jimmy Ketchum and Mattie Grant Ketchum. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Goldia VanHorn Ketchum; his second wife, Flora Short House Ketchum; his infant son, Charles Warner Ketchum; five siblings, Odie Ketchum, Cletis Ketchum, Myrtle Caver, Minnie...
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Earl Risner

January 8, 1930 - June 15, 2013

Earl Risner, age 83, of Langley, died Saturday, June 15, 2013. He was born on January 8, 1930 at Octavia, Oklahoma, the son of Arlin Risner and Gussie Hargis Risner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Adams Risner; his parents; and five siblings, Juanita Simmons, Opal Risner, Omer "Poncho" Risner, Wanda Langley and Jessie Snell. Earl was a lumber man and considered one of the best...
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Velton Harris

June 25, 1932 - June 13, 2013

Velton "Pete" Harris, age 80, of Amity, died Thursday, June 13, 2013. He was born on June 25, 1932, at Alpine, the son of Harlous Alvery Harris and Ethel Annie Garner Harris. He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Jerry Don Harris; three brothers, Jessie Harris, Billy Joe Harris and James "Sonny" Harris; and two sisters, Juanita Price and Willa Dean Lathrop. He was a U.S. Army...
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Thomas Gross

March 9, 1944 - June 11, 2013

Thomas "Joe" Gross, age 69, of Hot Springs, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013. He was born on March 9, 1944 in Guthrie, Oklahoma, the son of Ted W. Gross and Marjorie M. Hubbard Gross. On June 5, 1964, he was married to Bessie Lee Gilbert. He was preceded in death by his son, David Joe Gross; his parents; and two brothers, James W. Gross and Edward Lee Gross. Joe retired as Chief Financial Officer...
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Alma Christine Speers Bates

November 4, 1960 - June 10, 2013

Alma Christine Speers Bates, age 52, of Hot Springs, passed away on Monday, June 10, 2013. She was born on November 4, 1960 in Hot Springs, the daughter of Eugene "Gene" Speers and Vonceal "Bonnie" Shinkle Speers. On October 7, 1983, she was married to Randy L. Bates. She was preceded in death by her parents. She touched many lives through the years from Cutter Morning Star School and two...
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Ralph Perrin

January 5, 1949 - June 9, 2013

Ralph "Mike" Perrin, age 64, of Bismarck, died Sunday, June 9, 2013. He was born on January 5, 1949 at Pontiac, Michigan, the son of Earl Perrin and Inez C. Holland Perrin. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Chuck Perrin. Mike was a U. S. Army veteran serving as a Green Beret with the 82nd Airborne division in Vietnam where he received two Purple Hearts. He was a member...
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Pamela Kay House

June 11, 1950 - June 7, 2013

Pamela Kay House, age 62, of Cumby, Texas, formerly of Hot Springs, died Friday, June 7, 2013. She was born on June 11, 1950 in Hot Springs, the daughter of Arthur Vernon House and Hazel Inez Grant House. She was preceded in death by her father. She was a retired government contractor. She loved her horses and was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association. She is survived by her...
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Kimberlyn J. Hughes

February 7, 1964 - June 5, 2013

Kimberlyn J. Hughes, age 49, of Hot Springs, went to be with her dear Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. Kim was born on February 7, 1964, in Dermott, the daughter of Jimmy Hilburn and Reba Rook Hilburn. On September 25, 1987, she was married to Rocky Hughes. She was preceded in death by her daddy, Jim Hilburn; her father-in-law, C.L. Hughes; and her granny, Floy Jeffries Rook. She...
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Belle Wylie

July 22, 1915 - June 5, 2013

Belle Wylie, our beloved GG, age 97, of Hot Springs, left this earth on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, to enter the gates of Heaven. She was born on July 22, 1915 at Vidor, Texas, the daughter of Felix Morgan Theriot and Margaret Levica Stephenson Theriot. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne J. Wylie; her parents; three brothers; and one sister. She attended Trinity Church. She spent a...
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Richard Vanneman Welch

June 5, 2013 - June 5, 2013

Richard Vanneman Welch, age 75, of Hot Springs, died Tuesday, June 4, 2013. He was born on October 15, 1937 in Raleigh, North Carolina, the son of Paul Leo Welch and Margarie Anne Vanneman Welch. On April 26, 1992, he was married to Billie Hemund. He was preceded in death by his parents. Richard graduated North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina with a Masters Degree in...
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Jimmie P. Westfall

October 30, 1925 - June 4, 2013

Jimmie P. Westfall, age 87, of Pearcy, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, June 4, 2013. He was born on October 30, 1925 in Hot Springs, the son of James Alvin Westfall and Pearl Mary Burton Westfall. On April 25, 1946, he was married to Morene Lay. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Marjorie Austin and Dorothy Hand. He worked for Entergy (Arkansas Power and Light...
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