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Gross Funeral Home

For more than 125 years, Gross has served Hot Springs families and is one of the oldest funeral home establishments in the state. The business now known as Gross Funeral Home first opened in 1874 and has been at its current location since 1981. Although the names and faces have changed over the years, one thing has not. We are people to depend on. Gross Funeral Home offers beauty and comfort during your time of need. It is designed to provide you and your family with an atmosphere of quiet dignity. Comfortable sitting rooms, a lounge, and a visitation room are available for your loved ones to gather. Our spacious chapel can comfortably host large gatherings, yet still retains the charm for those more private services. Gross also offers The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility. As a note of interest, the service for Virginia Clinton, mother of President Bill Clinton, was arranged by Gross Funeral Home in 1994. We also offer our comfortable surroundings to area groups and organizations for events such as meetings, seminars, classes, fund-raising events, school or church socials, concerts, off-site company gatherings, cook-outs/barbecues, dinners/receptions, and even weddings.


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Opal Scott

December 6, 1925 - August 26, 2015

Opal Scott, 89, of Hot Springs, passed away peacefully on August 26 surrounded by family. Opal was born to the late Leland and Nellie Kizer Weatherford. Opal was a member of the Lake Hamilton Assembly of God and also attended the Lockhaven Church of the Nazarene. She was predeceased by her husband Charles and her siblings Hershel Weatherford and Lorene Traywick.Opal loved to travel especially...
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Rosie Lee Massanelli Glover

June 22, 1929 - August 21, 2015

Rosie M. Glover, 86, of Hot Springs, passed peacefully into the arms of our Lord, surrounded by her loving family on August 21, 2015. She was born June 22, 1929 in Pine Bluff to the late Caesar and Elena Massanelli. She is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Harold; sisters Delsie, Delia and Ann; and brothers Victor, Sonny, James and Tommy. She is survived by her children Sherry (Joe)...
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Evangeline DeSambourg

September 27, 2011 - August 20, 2015

Our sweet Evangeline left this world on August 20th peacefully in her home and surrounded by her loving family to go live forever in Heaven. Our brave little warrior fought hard for five months after being diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer. Through it all, “Evangelia of the World” kept a smile on her face and a song in her heart. She lived each day to its fullest which...
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Charles Ernest Geurin

May 14, 1940 - August 20, 2015

Charles E. Geurin, 75, of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed peacefully at home on August 19, 2015. He was born on May 14, 1940 in Hot Springs to the late Ernest and Nelda Geurin.Charles was a kind hearted, “do anything to help anyone” kind of guy who loved his family deeply. He enjoyed fishing in his younger years and more recently loved deer camp and hunting, his dog and his truck....
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Carole Dell Powers

December 19, 1935 - August 19, 2015

Carole Powers of Hot springs died Wed. 8-19-2015. She is survived by her three sons. Bill Pierce, Ryan Thomas and Samuel Thomas. She was a graduate of Henderson State with a masters in social work services. Retired from Community Counseling Services. She helped many people in her life as a therapist. She was also a rescuer of animals of all kinds. She is very loved and will be missed.Guest...
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Louis Roderick Rodrigues

January 26, 1926 - August 19, 2015

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Martin Van Buren Smith

February 1, 1935 - August 18, 2015

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Bobby Lee Kellar

April 7, 1936 - August 17, 2015

Bobby Lee Kellar, 79, of Hot Springs, went to be with the Lord on August 17, 2015 after bravely battling pancreatic cancer. He was born on April 7, 1936 to the late Charlie Westmoreland and Mattie Kellar Harmon. Bobby was an Air Force veteran serving during the Korean conflict. He was of the Baptist faith and retired from Lakeside School after serving 31 years as the Transportation Supervisor. He...
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Marye Adcock

June 11, 1929 - August 14, 2015

Marye F. Adcock passed away Friday evening, August 14, at home with her husband at her side.Marye and Weldon were married August 12, 1946 in Hot Springs. She was a very loving and caring wife, mother, and friend. All who knew her loved her quick wit and friendly attitude. In June of 1980, Marye and Weldon opened Weldon’s Meat Market on Central Avenue; their motto being ...
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Wayne Christison

April 12, 1928 - August 14, 2015

WAYNE ALLEN CHRISTISON, 87, of Hot Springs, AR, passed away on Friday, August 14, 2015. He was born April 12, 1928, in Winchester, IL to the late Irene Glossop Christison and Elmer Justice Christison.Wayne’s family was engaged in farming in Winchester and Hillview, IL. After his father's death when Wayne was 10 years old, the family moved to Whitehall, IL where he graduated from high...
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Nancy June Bryant

March 24, 1931 - August 11, 2015

Nancy June Bryant, 84, of Hot Springs, passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2015. Nancy June “Junie” was born March 24, 1931 in Stamps, Arkansas to former Hot Springs mayor, Major General Earl T. Ricks and his wife Hazel Brown Ricks. As a lifelong horsewoman she participated in many varied styles of equine competition including American Saddlebred, western pleasure and thoroughbred racing....
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Donald Grant Hibberd

May 24, 1934 - August 10, 2015

Donald G. Hibberd, 81, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, passed peacefully on August 9, 2015. He was born May 24, 1934 in Niles, Michigan, to the late Grant and Clara Hibberd.Don served proudly in the United States Marine Corp. After completing his military service he retired with 30 plus years from Caterpillar in Aurora, IL. In 1990 he and his wife Diana moved to Hot Springs to enjoy the lake, continue...
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Ronald Holetzky

September 23, 1942 - August 6, 2015

Ron Holetzky, 72, of Hot Springs, passed away Thursday, August 6, 2015. He was born in Chicago IL, to the late Anthony and Genevieve Holetzky. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, who will be missed by all. He is preceded in death by his brother, Tony; two sisters, Jeanie and Kathy; son, Bob West; and grandson, Billy West. He is survived by his wife, Frankie; four...
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Georgia Elliott

February 6, 1927 - August 5, 2015

Georgia Lee Elliott,88, of Hot Springs passed away Wednesday, August 5th, 2015. She was born February 6th, 1927 in Oklahoma City to George and Lydia Martin Wilson; and as a believer in Jesus Christ, is now a resident of Heaven! Mrs. Elliott was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many. She will be remembered as a very exceptional person. In her younger years,...
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Janet May Turner

May 2, 1928 - August 4, 2015

Janet May Turner, homemaker and popular bridge partner, passed away at her home in Garland County on Tuesday, August 4, 2015. Her husband of 36 years, Clayton E. Turner, passed away in 1984. Janet is survived by her five devoted children: Kevin C. Turner (Nuala), executive sales director in Northfield, MN; Ann (Anya) Turner Grusecki (Robert), singer/songwriter in New York, NY; Matthew E. Turner...
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Gwenda Sandgren

April 26, 1937 - August 4, 2015

Gwenda D. Sandgren, 78, of Bismarck, passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2015. She was born April 26, 1937 in Chicago, IL to John Kollaritsch and Wilmerth Irene Emmons Kollaritsch. Gwenda is predeceased by her husband, Bill Sandgren, daughter, Sue Strainis, bothers, Bob and John Kollaritsch, and grandson, J.T. Sandgren.She is survived by three sons, Paul (Sherry) Sandgren, Stephen (Mary) Sandgren...
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Milton Glover Wilder

June 17, 1931 - August 3, 2015

Milton G. Wilder, 84, passed away on August 3, 2015 at a local hospital. He was born June 17, 1931 in Malvern, AR.Mr. Wilder retired from Milt Wilder’s Import Auto Repair Shop, on Old Bear Road, Royal, AR which he owned. He was a certified ASE Specialist. He was a United States Air Force veteran and was of the Baptist Faith and a member of the Bennett Trio Bowling League.He was...
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Kevin T. Stallings

September 21, 1961 - August 1, 2015

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Frieda Rae Abbett

May 20, 1929 - July 30, 2015

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Ann Algee

May 12, 1944 - July 29, 2015

Ann Scott Algee, 71, of Hot Springs, was escorted by God’s Angels to the special place prepared for her on July 29, 2015. She was born May 12, 1944 in Prescott, Arkansas to Sam Vick Scott and Ruby Mae Crumby Scott. At the time of her birth her daddy was in England preparing for his landing on Omaha Beach.Ann married Harold Algee in 1965. They had a wonderful life together and are looking...
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Robert Gartenberg

December 19, 1929 - July 29, 2015

Robert “Bob” Samuel Gartenberg, 85, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, passed peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. He was born on December 19, 1929 in Hot Springs, Arkansas to the late Leo and Irene (Levin) Gartenberg.Bob was a graduate of Hot Springs High School and then went on to obtain a degree from the University of Indiana. Bob owned and operated Gartenberg Department Store in...
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Mikey Helen Mahone

August 10, 1987 - July 27, 2015

Mikey Helen Mahone, 27, of Arlington, VA, passed away Saturday July 25th, 2015. Mikey was born August 10th, 1987 in Hot Springs, AR. She graduated with honors from Lakeside High School in 2005 and attended Auburn University in Auburn, AL where she received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Communications and Public Relations. Mikey had an enormous love for life and all of the people that shared it...
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Elsie Gottfried

February 19, 1923 - July 26, 2015

Elsie Gottfried, 92, of Hot Springs, passed away on July 26, 2015. She was born February 19, 1923 to the late Francis Prochaske Voleck and Mike Voleck.Elsie is predeceased by her husband of 51 years Frank Gottfried, and one brother Milo Voleck.She is survived by one god-daughter Melissa Bailey and her husband Keith Bailey and five god-grandchildren.Online memorial, obituary and guest register can...
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Thomas Cooper Naramore

January 31, 2014 - July 24, 2015

Thomas Cooper Naramore of Hot Springs passed away on July 24, 2015. Thomas was born on January 31, 2014, and captured the hearts of many during his short time on earth. He loved people and never knew a stranger. His magnetic eyes and infectious smile lit up every room he entered and warmed the spirits of all who knew him. He exuded joy. Thomas was always busy and delighted in bubbles, balls,...
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Elizabeth Moore

November 28, 1927 - July 24, 2015

Elizabeth Moore, 87, of Hot Springs, went to be with Jesus on Friday, July 24, 2015. She was born in Star City, Arkansas, to the late Walter and Essie Ridgway. She is survived by her husband of 65 years Ben W.; son, David (Cindi); daughters, Beth (Don) Medley and Donna (Chuck) Van Horn; brother, Charles Ridgway; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A Celebration of...
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Lula Pappas Stathakis

May 13, 1927 - July 23, 2015

Lula Pappas Stathakis, 88, of Hot Springs, passed away July 23, 2015. Born 1927 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Lula was the daughter of Peter and Eugenia Alexopoulos Pappas. The middle of three children, Lula grew up in a large Greek family and was a first generation American. At a young age, she began working in her family’s restaurant, Pappas Brothers. She graduated from Hot Springs High...
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Carolyn S. Rains

August 2, 1940 - July 20, 2015

Carolyn Sue Rains, 74, of Hot Springs, AR, passed away July 20, 2015. She was born August 2, 1940 in Pasadena, TX to the late Tee and Frances Burleson of Dew, TX. She is survived by brothers, Frank Burleson of Houston, TX; John Tee Burleson and wife Debbie of Dew, TX; a son, Bernie Rains and wife, Amy, and granddaughter, Jordan; daughter, Danielle Faught, husband, Kent, grandsons, Tyler and Sean...
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William Andrew Foggo

October 6, 1926 - July 19, 2015

William (Wild Bill) Foggo died July 19, 2015. He was born to Ona and William Thomas Foggo on Oct. 6, 1926. He grew up in Sweet Home, Ark. before joining the Navy during WWII. After his 21 years in the Navy he served with the Las Vegas sheriff’s department and then retired to Coer d’Alene, Idaho. He then moved to Hot Springs where he lived for many years. He was preceded in death by...
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Evelyn B. Sanford

November 17, 1934 - July 19, 2015

Evelyn B. Sanford, 80, of Hot Springs, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 19, 2015. She was born in Bucklin, Missouri, on November 17, 1934, to the late Oliver and Polly Bucklin. She will be best remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was always devoted to her family and friends.She was preceded in death by her husband Carl.She is survived by her son,...
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Lynn Rowe

October 6, 1925 - July 19, 2015

Lynn Cawfield Rowe, 89, of Royal, went home to be with the Lord on July 19, 2015. Lynn was born October 6, 1925 in Hot Springs, AR.He graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1943. Lynn earned his private pilot’s license when he was 17, beginning a life-long love of planes and flying. In November 1943, he entered the Army/Air Corp until April 1946.In the summer of 1944, while home on...
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Warren A. Miles

September 3, 1933 - July 15, 2015

Warren Miles died Wednesday, July 15 surrounded by family. Warren was born to Esther and J.B. Miles on September 3, 1933 in Crowley, Louisiana. He and his brother John were raised by their mother and extended family in Crowley, Baton Rouge, Beaumont, and Los Angeles, finding their way in 1945 to Hot Springs where they became members of First United Methodist Church. Warren, captain and coach for...
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Melba Faye Willis

June 9, 1933 - July 15, 2015

Faye Willis, 82, of Hot Springs, went to be with the Lord on July 15, 2015. She was born in Magnet Cove to the late Lambert and Virginia Pearson. She will be best remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Billy Joe; daughter Sandy (Bill) Green; grandson Kyle (Katie) Green; granddaughter Kelly Green; as well as, a host of nieces and...
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Minnie Carol Eubank

September 20, 1929 - July 12, 2015

M.Carol Eubank, 85, of Mesquite, Texas passed away Sunday, July 12th, 2015. She was born September 20, 1929 in Batesville, Arkansas to Henry and Minnie Light Rowe.Carol was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many. She loved her family and friends. She enjoyed serving and ministering at the stewpot ministry in Downtown Dallas, and was a member of Redeemer Bible Church. She...
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J. W. Childs

July 16, 1923 - July 12, 2015

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Mary Kugen

April 19, 1942 - July 11, 2015

Mary E. Kugen,73, of Hot Springs passed away on July 11,2015. Mary was born in Ola, Arkansas on April 19, 1942 to the late John and Mary Coplan Kugen.Mary was a long time First Step client. She was part of the On Our Own and Adult Development Programs. She retired after many years from the cafeteria at St. Joseph’s Hospital.Mary loved Walker, Texas Ranger and was never without a Pepsi and...
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John L. Braden

September 25, 1924 - July 11, 2015

John L. Braden, 90, of Hot Springs, went to be with the Lord on July 11, 2015. He was born in Columbus, Texas, to the late L.E. and Mary Braden. He was a veteran of the United States Army and retired as a machinist. He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Dorotha and a brother, Llewellyn. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Louise; son, Mike Braden Donna);...
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Edwina M. Mize

July 5, 1933 - July 11, 2015

Mary Edwina "Tony" Mize, 82 of Hot Springs, AR was born on July 5,1933 to Hollis and Lucille McMorris in Carpenter, MS. She moved to Jackson from Hazlehurst and graduated from Forest Hill High School in 1952.Tony worked at MP&L until the early 1960's and made her career in the stock market. She was employed by Merrill Lynch in Jackson, MS as a sales associate for almost 30...
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June M. Clardy

June 8, 1921 - July 10, 2015

Galen June McBride Clardy passed away peacefully on July 10 in Dallas, Texas at the age of 94. She was born on June 8, 1921 in Benton, Arkansas to George and Neleay McBride.June is survived by her daughter Judy Wright and husband Andy, her son Floyd Clardy and his wife Karen, step-daughter, Melinda Dillon, two grandchildren, Sarah Chacon and her husband Sam and Ben Clardy and four great...
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James Robert Burkes

December 20, 1955 - July 10, 2015

James (Bob) Robert Burkes, 59, of Hot Springs, passed away on July 10, 2015. He is the son of the late Calvin and Donna Burkes.He was preceded in death by his brother, Bruce Burkes.He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Brenda D. Burkes; son, John Bradford Burkes and wife Bri; daughter, Tanya Michelle Burkes Cooley and fiancé Raul Castillo; sisters, Marilyn Armstrong and Suzanne Kiesel;...
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A. Yvonne Jingle

November 23, 1936 - July 9, 2015

A. Yvonne Jingle, 78, of Bismarck, went to be with the Lord Jesus on July 9th, 2015.Yvonne was a beloved wife and mother. Joseph and Yvonne raised 5 boys and 3 girls in a blended family. Yvonne is survived by her husband Joseph Jingle Jr, children Joseph G Jingle, Reva Y Nordhagen, Mark A Jingle, Gary E Smith, Carrie D Stahlecker, Crystal L Bibbo, Curtis M Jingle, Martin K Jingle, her brothers...
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Edward Barker Douglass

August 25, 1925 - July 9, 2015

Edward Barker Douglass died July 9, 2015 after a brief illness. He was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas on August 25, 1925. He was predeceased by his parents, Seaton Turner Douglass, II and Mary Amelia Coppock Douglass, his brother, Seaton Turner Douglass, III, who died in World War II, and his wife of almost 49 years, Mary Vance Martin Douglass. He is survived by his daughter Mary Martin Douglass...
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Lorena Smoke Harvey

April 5, 1914 - July 5, 2015

Lorena Smoke Harvey, 101 of Hot Springs passed away Sunday, July 5th, 2015. She was born April 5th, 1914 in Caddo Gap to Jess William and Susie Watts Pierce.Mrs. Lorena really loved her family; she enjoyed spending time with them, especially in Murfreesboro, digging for diamonds. She liked to square dance, and was of the Pentecostal faith.Simply stated, Lorena was a good and kind person, an...
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Shaffer Joseph

August 27, 1959 - July 5, 2015

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Uneda Herron

January 29, 1926 - July 4, 2015

Uneda Savall Herron, 89, of Hot Springs, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 4, 2015. She was born January 29, 1926, at Cedar Glades, Arkansas, to James Monroe Savall and Leatha Jane Graves Savall. She was a charter member, former Sunday School teacher, and a custodian of Leonard Street Baptist Church. She worked in the cafeteria of the Cutter Morning Star School District...
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Robert L. Kramer

June 22, 1923 - July 2, 2015

Robert L. Kramer, age 92, veteran of WWII, served in the USAF 7th Bomber Wing and the 17th Bomber Wing, left this world on July 2, 2015. He was born in Williamstowm, Pennsylvania on June 22, 1923.After retiring from the Air Force in 1961, he worked for the Atomic Energy Commission in Los Alamos, New Mexico, and the Nevada Testing Grounds. After his stint in Los Alamos, he worked for the LTV...
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Adele Jones

February 24, 1924 - July 2, 2015

Adele was born 2/24/24 to Paul and Anna Proske in Giddings, Texas. She was baptized on 3/9/24 and confirmed 3/24/37 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings, Texas by G.W. Fisher. The family moved to Houston, Texas. It was there that Adele married Glenn Emery and had a son Kenneth. She worked for the City of Houston and retired after 30 years of service where they moved to Arkansas. Glenn...
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Calvin Coolidge Burroughs

August 18, 1924 - July 1, 2015

Calvin Coolidge Burroughs, 90, of Hot Springs peacefully traveled home on July 1st from his residence on Lake Hamilton. He was born in Bismarck on August 18, 1924 to the late Robert and Carrie Burroughs. He was predeceased by five brothers and four sisters.Following graduation from Bismarck High School, he entered the 432nd Army Air Force serving as a tailgunner on a B-24 bomber during WWII. ...
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George J. Fotioo

November 19, 1919 - June 30, 2015

Dr. George James Fotioo, 95, of Hot Springs passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. He was born on November 19, 1919, in Hot Springs, the son of James and Katina Fotioo. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Marguerite; his parents; his five brothers, Frank, Andy, Angelo, Greg, and Ted; his sister, Lillian; and his brothers-in-law, Sam Stathakis and Deno Pappas. George...
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Thomas Lance Terry

October 5, 1966 - June 27, 2015

Thomas L. Terry, 48, of Hot Springs, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 27, 2015. He was born, October 5, 1966, in Pine Bluff. He is the son of Richard and Linda Allred.He is preceded in death by his nephew Jeremy Richard Allred.He is survived by his wife Samantha Tankersley; sons, Noah Terry of Pine Bluff, Joseph Tankersley, and Matthew Terry; sisters, Lisa Beck (Martin) and Stephanie...
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Dorothy Gladys Jones

December 13, 1921 - June 23, 2015

Dorothy Jones, 93, of Hot Springs, passed away Tuesday, June the 23rd. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack and sister Louise Madden. Her survivors include daughters Janice Jones and Marilyn Feimster, her grandson David Feimster, all of Hot Springs, and her brother Clifford Payne of Dallas. She loved the outdoors and was an expert at identifying plants and flowers. She also belonged...
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Robert Vincent Tyner

July 25, 1940 - June 17, 2015

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Alta Patricia Powell

September 4, 1950 - June 16, 2015

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Nadine T. Sullivan

November 19, 1929 - June 15, 2015

Nadine T. Sullivan, 85, of Hot Springs, passed away June 15, 2015 at her home. She was born November 19, 1929 to Alice Kitto Gagnon and Joseph Gagnon in Detroit, Michigan.She was predeceased by her husband Cornelius “Neal” Patrick Sullivan III and her son-in-law John Boulley.Survivors include her daughter Alice Boulley of Hot Springs, granddaughters Sandra Stover (Danny) of Northlake...
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Cecil Bozeman

September 6, 1944 - June 13, 2015

Cecil E. Bozeman, 70, of Hot Springs died Saturday, June 13, 2015. He was born September 6, 1944 in Malvern to C.L. and Geraldine Brown Bozeman.Cecil was a proud and loving father, grandfather and friend to many. He loved fishing, and spending time outdoors; especially with his grandkids. He was a retired truck driver and a welder.In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife...
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Alma Waite

January 17, 1936 - June 11, 2015

Alma Lee Waite, 79, of Pearcy, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 11, 2015. She was born in Pearcy to the late Arthur and Vera Tucker.She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas and brothers, Clyde and Carl Tucker.She is survived by her son, Robert Waite of Pearcy; sister-in-laws, Helen Wait of Hot Springs, Thelma Tucker of Pearcy; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.The...
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Marklynne Ellen Henry

June 12, 1946 - June 10, 2015

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Rill Lenore Cessnun

February 23, 1928 - June 10, 2015

Rill L. Cessnun, 87, of Hot Springs, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 10, 2015. One of five siblings, she was born February 23, 1928 in St. Cloud, Minnesota, to the late Edward and Hazel Browne.She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, John F. Cessnun and son, John C. Cessnun, both of Hot Springs.Those cherishing her memory are two daughters, Mary (Bill) Lee, of Hot Springs,...
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Wilma Jean Pollock

October 29, 1929 - June 10, 2015

Wilma Jean Pollock, age 85, of Murfreesboro, passed away on June 10, 2015. She was born on October 26, 1929 in Texarkana, TX.She was the daughter of Roscoe and Odell Johnston of Murfreesboro. She is preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Norman Taylor of Sesser, IL, her second husband John L. Pollock of Murfreesboro, and her son David Pollock of Murfreesboro.She was employed at The...
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Thomas Timmons

December 14, 1945 - June 9, 2015

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Brodrick Geraldine

June 8, 1936 - June 8, 2015

Geraldine Lou Brodrick, 79, of Hot Springs was lifted by angels and carried to her Heavenly home on June 8, 2015.Geraldine was born in Hot Springs on June 8, 1936 to the late Rellous and Lona Braughton-Powell.She is together again with her husband, Louis Brodrick. They remained true to each other until Louis’s passing in 2014, after 60 years of marriage. He was the love of her life!She...
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Nita Shemory

March 1, 1959 - June 5, 2015

Nita Gray Jolly, 56, of Pearcy, passed away June 5, 2015. Proceeded in death by her parents, three brothers, three sisters, and one grandchild.She left behind her soulmate Eddie Jolly; her children Josie Nash, Thomas Williams, Reed McDowell, Jessica Latimore, Gloria Pace, Earl (Tenisha) Pace, Melanie Delaney, Angi Shearer, and Eddie Jolly the II. She also left behind 30 grandkids: Tori, Trena,...
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Donald Eugene Henson

November 29, 1923 - June 3, 2015

Donald E. Henson, age 91, of Hot Springs, AR, departed this life on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. He was born on November 29, 1923 in Flora, Illinois to William H. and Ollie Henson, and was one of nine siblings. Loving survivors include his wife of 68 years, Mary Jane Henson; one son, Ben (Donna) Henson; two daughters, Nancy (J.M.) Harbert and Loretta Thompson; five grandsons, Dutch (Kathy)...
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James Fields

December 31, 1926 - June 2, 2015

James “Jim” Fields, 89, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. He was born on December 31, 1926 to the late Benjamin Early Fields and Margaret Stancil. He was one of 9 children.He was recently predeceased by his loving wife, of 68 years, Mary Leo Boyd Fields.Mary and Jim Fields were longtime members of Grand Avenue United Methodist Church in Hot...
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Mary Louise Cain

October 30, 1925 - May 31, 2015

Mary Louise Nipper Cain, born October 30, 1925, in Longview, TX to the late Birl A. and Nellie (Taylor) Nipper. She moved to Arkansas when she was 3 months old and at the age of 4, moved to Camden where she grew up. She graduated from Camden High School in 1943 and attended Henderson State Teachers College and graduated in 1947.Louise met J.W. “Killer” Cain at Henderson, where he...
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John Thomas Hampton

December 12, 1979 - May 31, 2015

John "Tommy" Hampton, 35, of Hot Springs, AR passed away May 31, 2015. Born December 12, 1979 to Mary Hampton and John Mike Hampton of Hot Springs, AR. He predeceased by his mother Mary Terry Hall, grandparents Dorothy and Johnny Terry, grandfather John F. Hampton.Survivors include his father John Mike Hampton, stepmother Janie Hampton, grandmother Gussie Hampton, brother Timmy Hampton,...
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John Francis Cessnun

January 2, 1919 - May 31, 2015

John F. Cessnun, 96, passed away peacefully on May 31, 2015, at his home in Hot Springs.Born in Dalhart, TX on January 2, 1919 to the late Daniel and Mary Cessnun; he was one of seven siblings. He was a decorated veteran of the US Army in World War II, receiving the Bronze Star for his service in China, Burma, and India Theater of Operations as a member of Merrill’s Marauders.He was self...
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Max Douglas Foster

May 2, 1948 - May 31, 2015

Max D. Foster, USMC (Ret), 67, of Hot Springs passed away peacefully Sunday, May 31st, 2015 at his home on Lake Hamilton. He was born May 2nd, 1948 in Springfield, Missouri. He is preceded in death by his parents, Billy Max Foster and Lee Raeside Baker; and one brother, Bill “Rocky” Foster. Cherishing his memory are his wife, Terri Cooper Foster;...
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Madge Southerland

October 12, 1922 - May 30, 2015

Madge R. Southerland, 92, died Saturday, May 30 in El Dorado. She was born to Ebby and Jodie Chitwood on October 12, 1922. She was predeceased by her siblings Dollie Cooksey, Russell Chitwood, Edna Erle Robbins and a great grandson Matthew Sterling. She is survived by her daughter Gayle Rogers and sisters Johnnie Tardy and Sue Chitwood, four grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and three...
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Effie Olena Jackson

December 18, 1918 - May 29, 2015

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Patricia Joan Coleman

June 4, 1946 - May 28, 2015

Patricia Joan Coleman 68, passed away Thursday May 28, 2015. She was born June 4,1946 in St Louis, Missouri. She is preceded in death by her parents, Eunice M. Coleman and Clifford L. Coleman; son, Clifford William Glen McMilian; grandparents, General Sherman and Lucy Holmes Moore; aunts, Dorothy Davis, Jewel Golden, Imogene Hughen; uncles, Paul Moore, Doyle Moore, Douglas "Whitey"...
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Jerry F. Hanson

May 24, 1932 - May 26, 2015

Jerry F. Hanson, 83, of Hot Springs, passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. There will be a private family service at a later date.
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Charles Wilson

October 21, 1929 - May 26, 2015

Charles F. Wilson Jr., was born Oct. 21, 1929 to Floyd and Bess Wilson in Blytheville, AR. He moved to Hot Springs when he was two years old and graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1947. One of few people who served in three branches of the service, he was in the Marine Corps from 1948 until 1950 and then went to Henderson State University where he received a commission in the Army in...
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Randy Swenor

October 7, 1960 - May 25, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Gross Funeral Home, HOT SPRINGS, AR.
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Mary Lou Bohaty

August 11, 1934 - May 24, 2015

Mary Lou Godwin Moppin Bohaty, of Hot Springs, went to be with the Lord on May 24, 2015. She was born on August 11, 1934 in Hot Springs, AR, to the late Julius and Mary Godwin.She is survived by her extended family which includes one sister, two sons, fifteen grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.She will be loved and missed by all that knew her.A special thank you to...
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Buddy Joe Crain

May 1, 1934 - May 23, 2015

Buddy Joe Crain, 81, of Hot Springs, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015.He was born May 1, 1934 in Hot Springs to the late Oscar and Ester Crain.Buddy was preceded in death by his wife of 50 plus years, Pauline Hudson Crain, brother; James Coward, and sister; Thelma McGrew.He is survived by his two sons; George (Susie) Felts, and Robert (Marisa) Crain, granddaughters; Christy (Steve) Campbell,...
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Elouise Lavern Smith

October 26, 1931 - May 21, 2015

Elouise L. Smith, 83, of Hot Springs went to be with the Lord May 21, 2015. She was born in Hope, AR on October 26, 1931 to the late Aaron Bearden and Bertha Robinson. Elouise was a graduate of Lake Hamilton High School. On July 1, 1960 Elouise married the love of her life, Don Smith. This July would have been a wonderful 55 years. Elouise was a charter member of the Hot Springs Baptist Church....
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Doris Ann DEATON

July 22, 1931 - May 21, 2015

Doris Ann Deaton, 83, of Pearcy, left this earth Thursday, May 21, 2015, to be with Our Lord and Father in Heaven. She was a true blessing to our family and loved by everyone who knew her. She was the strongest and kindest person we will ever know and she had a smile that was unforgettable. Doris was a Nurse and she loved her job. She retired from the Hot Springs Rehab Center, it was the best...
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Vicki A. Norris

March 18, 1951 - May 20, 2015

Vicki Aleine Norris, 64, passed away on May 20, 2015. She was born in DeQueen Arkansas on March 18, 1951.Vicki was preceded in death by her father Ebin D. Rowan. Those still cherishing her memory are her husband; Steve Norris of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, son, Chris Baker of Texarkana, Texas, mother; Thelma Rowan of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, three sisters; Laney McClure of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Desirhea...
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Elsie Jo Boyle

December 3, 1927 - May 16, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Gross Funeral Home, HOT SPRINGS, AR.
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Kevin Jo Andrew Collier

May 23, 1956 - May 16, 2015

Kevin J. Collier 58, of Hot Springs, born May 23, 1956 and passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015.He is survived by his wife Bobbi; three children, Aaron, Ashley, and Charles; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.A memorial service will be held at 207 First St. at 3:00pm Wednesday.Guest may register at www.grossfuneralhome.com
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Barbara Helen Wilson

December 30, 1940 - May 14, 2015

Barbara Helen Wilson, 74, of Hot Springs, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015. She was born in Newellton, Louisiana to the late George and Nobie Garrett on December 30, 1940.Barbara was preceded in death by her brother Gary Garrett.Those still cherishing her memory are her three sons; Glen, Phillip (Susie), Earl (Karen) Wilson all of Hot Springs, and one daughter; Brenda (Bob) Burkes also of Hot...
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Capt. Thomas R. Mathis

May 20, 1929 - May 14, 2015

Thomas Ronald “Ron” Mathis, Captain USN (Ret) passed away on May 14, 2015. He was born May 20, 1929 to Olive and Wilton Mathis and had two siblings, Matt Mathis and Marna Dale Lewallyn all of whom he survived.He was happily married for almost 62 years to Agnes Neimeyer Mathis, and is survived by her and their two children, Carol and Tom, and their families.Ron was raised in Hot...
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Eunice Coleman

June 27, 1924 - May 13, 2015

Eunice M. Coleman, 90, passed away Wednesday May 13, 2015. She was born on June 27, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Clifford L. Coleman, parents; General Sherman and Lucy Holmes Moore, siblings; Dorothy Davis, Paul Moore and Doyle Moore, grandson; Clifford William Glen McMillian, and in-laws whom loved her like a sister; Jewel Golden, Douglas &ldquo...
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Martha Helen Hovis

August 11, 1952 - May 12, 2015

Martha Hovis, 62, of Hot Springs passed into eternal rest Wednesday, May 13, 2015.She is survived by a sister Anona Langberg of Burney, CA, three brothers, Ron Wilson, John Wilson and Bill Wilson all of California, as well as three children, Shannon Hovis of Hot Springs, Gary Hovis Jr. of Paris, TN and Matthew Hovis of Paris, TN. She has ten grandchildren.She was proceeded in death by two...
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James Andrew Kizziar

June 5, 1927 - May 12, 2015

James Andew Kizziar (Jimmy), died May 12, 2015. He was a Christian. Jimmy was born June 5, 1927 to the late Martin T. Kizziar and Martha Ann Wheeler Kizziar. He was retired from Weyerhaeuser. Jimmy loved being out in nature, searching for the best blackberry patches and rummaging through flea markets searching for bargains.He was preceded in death by his parents; eight sisters, Hattie Weatherford...
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Alma Frohlin

July 20, 1928 - May 11, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Gross Funeral Home, HOT SPRINGS, AR.
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Elsie L. Sharp

September 12, 1918 - May 4, 2015

Elsie L. Hulsey Sharp, of Hot Springs, AR departed this earth and entered heaven on May 4, 2015. She was 96 years old. She passed peacefully with family at her side as resident of Montgomery County Nursing Home. She was born September 12, 1918 to the late Robert L. and Alice Godwin Hulsey.She married the love of her life Clarence L. Sharp on January 27, 1933 and had three children.She is...
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Geraldine W. Mansfield

April 3, 1918 - May 4, 2015

Geraldine “Gerry” W. Mansfield of Hot Springs passed away on May 4, 2015. She was born in Dallas, Texas to the late Geoffrey and Blanche Wood.She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 57 years, Kenneth, and two sons-in-law.She is survived by her two daughters, Phyllis (Tim) Hollingsworth and Karen (Steve Shaw) Mansfield, three grandsons, Eric Emert, Alan (Sheryl) Emert...
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Mary Fields

January 16, 1928 - May 4, 2015

Mary Leo Boyd Fields, 87, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 4, 2015. She was born on January 16, 1928 to Vera and Fletcher Boyd. She was one of 8 brothers and sisters.Mary and Jim Fields were longtime members of Grand Avenue United Methodist Church in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Mary was a devoted wife and mother, married to Jim for 68 years. Their children include...
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Barbara Collins Rose

September 26, 1941 - May 2, 2015

Our beloved mother went home to be with the Lord on May 2, 2015.We will forever remember her laughter, courage and her determination. She was born in Louisville, Kentucky on 09/26/1941 to Howard Rose and Helen Collins. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Richard Rose. She is survived by her 5 children, 20 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.She always supported,...
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Raymond W. Lawson

February 16, 1926 - April 29, 2015

Dr. Raymond Wellborn Lawson was born February 16, 1926 and passed away surrounded by his family, on April 29, 2015 at his home. He was 89. He is the son of the late Gilbert G. Lawson and Mary Esther Currier Lawson of Hot Springs. He was a native and lifelong resident of Hot Springs, graduating from Hot Springs High School in 1944. He received a B.A. Degree from Henderson State Teachers...
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Jeanne Reynolds

October 24, 1929 - April 28, 2015

On Tuesday, April 28, 2015, Jeanne Martin Reynolds of Hot Springs, Arkansas went to be with the Lord due to complications from Alzheimer’s. Jeanne was born on October 24, 1929 in Volga, Iowa. She lived on the family farm until she graduated from high school and then attended Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa. She married her best friend Carol Gene Reynolds on August 28, 1949. Jeanne...
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Mary Isabelle Peregrin

May 3, 1927 - April 28, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Gross Funeral Home, HOT SPRINGS, AR.
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Ronald Anthony Chaney

January 7, 1994 - April 27, 2015

Ronald Anthony Chaney, 21, of Hot Springs, went home on April 27, 2015. He was born January 7, 1994.Ronald was preceded in death by grandparents; Ruby and Jack Killian, and Deborah Rausch, and aunt; Billie Jean Miller.Ronald has an enormous family, extended family, and friends who will continue to cherish his memory. Included in the many are his parents; Lori and Michael McLean and Paul David...
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Ardath E. Garner

January 12, 1928 - April 26, 2015

Ardath E. Garner, 87, of Hot Springs, went to be with the Lord on April 24, 2015. She was born in Judsonia, AR, to the late James and Pearl Hendrixson.She is preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, E.L. “Bud” Garner; and brother, L.D. Hendrixson.She is survived by her son, Jerry (Joni) Brinegar; grandson, Dr. Jerry (Vaughn) Brinegar II of Cedar Park, TX; granddaughter, Dr....
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William Robert Elliott

March 5, 1928 - April 25, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Gross Funeral Home, HOT SPRINGS, AR.
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Lorine Juanita Arthur

March 25, 1921 - April 22, 2015

Lorine Juanita Arthur passed away April 22, 2015 at her home in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was the child of Gordon and Alice Linam and was born in Butterfield, Arkansas on February 25, 1921.She attended public school and graduated from Little Rock Central in 1939. She married Norton Lindley Arthur on May 2, 1940 in Malvern, Arkansas. While her husband served in the 8th Air Corps in Europe, in...
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Logan Wayne Cox

March 16, 1917 - April 20, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Gross Funeral Home, HOT SPRINGS, AR.
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Loyd W. Harrington

September 6, 1951 - April 20, 2015

Loyd Wayne Harrington, 63, of Hot Springs, went to be with the Lord on April 20, 2015. Loyd was born to the late Lloyd Harrington and Ruby Ballard in Hot Springs, Arkansas on September 6, 1951.He is preceded in death by his brother, Larry Harrington.Those left cherishing his memory are his loving wife of 43 years, Jannie; sons, Mike and wife Kristie, Cody and wife Alicia, both of Royal; daughter...
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Carolyn Hebert

December 23, 1926 - April 17, 2015

Carolyn Hebert, of Hot Springs, passed away peacefully on April 17, 2015. She was born on December 23, 1926, in Hot Springs to the late Velma and Henry Coston. Carolyn moved to NYC at 18 to pursue a modeling career but moved back home to marry her love, the late Byron Hebert. She wore many hats during her life: basketball player, singer for the WWII troops at the Arlington, homemaker, real...
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