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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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Paula Johnson

December 10, 1937 - November 10, 2015

Paula Eaton Johnson, 77, formerly of Little Rock, passed away November 10, 2015 in Hot Springs, AR under the comfort care of Hospice Home Care.Paula was born in Hope, AR December 10, 1937 to the late Clarence and Jean (Ruby) Eaton. She is preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth H. Eaton.Paula graduated from Harrison High School and attended William Woods University in Fulton, MO. She was...
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Thelma Lucas

January 5, 1924 - November 9, 2015

Thelma Irene Brown Lucas, 91, formerly of Hot Springs passed away peacefully November 9. She was born January 5, 1924 in Chocotah, Oklahoma to the late Joseph Aaron and Nettie Mae Thomas.She was predeceased by her husband Gordon Lucas; brothers Clyde, Dave, George and Abe Thomas; sisters Ruby Thomas and Frankie Worthy; and also a daughter, Sharon Brown.Cherishing her memory are her daughter...
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Gwendolyn W. Bardwell

July 24, 1940 - November 8, 2015

Gwendolyn “Gwen” Bardwell passed peacefully on Sunday, November 8, 2015. She was born on July 24, 1940 to Richard and Eula Mae (McDaniel) Woolard.Gwen was a homemaker and a member of Centerfork Baptist Church. She was always known for her commitment to family and friends. She always wanted to help and do for others asking nothing in return. Gwen was a loving wife, mother, &ldquo...
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Rupert Albert Hodges

August 12, 1923 - November 2, 2015

Al Hodges was born August 12, 1923 and died November 2, 2015 at the age of 92. His survivors include 4 children, Becky Anderson, Tommy Hodges, Renee Bennett and step-son Tony Pair; 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 1 son, James Hodges. Funeral services will be held on Friday November 13, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Gross Funeral Home with Pastor Shawn Holland...
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Davidson H. Humphreys

April 2, 1941 - November 2, 2015

Davidson Herbert Humphreys, 74, of Hot Springs, passed away peacefully November 2. He was born April 2, 1941 to the late Davidson and Rhea Humphreys.Davidson attended the University of Arkansas where he received his Bachelor of Science degree and served as the President of both the Blue Key and Independent Men Society. After graduating, he volunteered with the Peace Corp and later returned to...
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Gary Joe Carlton

April 29, 1943 - October 30, 2015

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Barbara L. Anglin

November 26, 1938 - October 28, 2015

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Wesley Dean Hogeland

November 25, 1925 - October 26, 2015

Wesley D. “Zeke” Hogeland, 89, a longtime educator and coach in Iowa and Minnesota, passed away at Hot Springs, Arkansas, on Monday, October 26, 2015.Wesley Dean Hogeland was born November 25, 1925, in Iowa Falls, Iowa. He was the son of John H. and Leta (Snyder) Hogeland. Wesley graduated from Marshalltown High School in 1944. He served his country honorably in the United States...
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Felicia A. Mikel

June 21, 1987 - October 25, 2015

Felicia Mikel, 28, of Hot Springs passed away October 26, 2015. She was born on June 21, 1987 in Phoenix, Arizona to the late John and Kathy Mikel.Felicia had a huge heart and loved animals. Whether it was getting a turtle out of the road and releasing it somewhere safe, or caring for her own dogs, she loved them all. Until recently she owned and operated a doggie boarding and daycare center...
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Merle Ross

July 7, 1942 - October 25, 2015

Merle A. Ross, 73, of Pearcy passed peacefully on October 25. Merle was born in San Francisco , California on July 7, 1942 to the late William and Dora Amos Perry.Merle married Bob L. Ross in 1962. They enjoyed fifty three years of love and family. Together they traveled doing missionary work for many years. Merle took sewing machines to teach children to sew. Later she taught at private...
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David Walker

December 2, 1960 - October 24, 2015

David F. Walker died on October 24, 2015 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was born to Rev. and Mrs. John F. Walker (Joyce) in Richmond, Missouri on December 2, 1960.He is predeceased by his Aunt, Donna Witherell Hulsey.He is survived by his parents; brother, Dennis Walker of Bryant, Arkansas; aunt, Judy McKay of Conroe, Texas and several cousins. Special thanks are due to his cousin Charity Nelson...
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Lewis H. Niece

September 23, 1923 - October 24, 2015

Lewis Hobart Niece, Jr., resident of Mt. Carmel in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, died October 24, 2015. He was born September 23, 1923, in St. Paris, Ohio, to Lewis and Marie Harter Niece, who preceded him in death. On November 29, 1944, he married Dortha Jean Geyer, and they were married 59 years until her death in 2003. A retired music teacher, he was a concert and marching band director,...
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Helen Tipton

January 22, 1925 - October 21, 2015

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Dorothy Irene Summers

April 21, 1928 - October 20, 2015

Dorothy Irene Summers, 87, a longtime resident of Hot Springs left this earth to return to her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, October 20. She was born April 21, 1928. She battled COPD, heart blockages and repeated pneumonia episodes for several years. When she passed she was just finishing a three week physical therapy at Lake Hamilton Health and rehab. She had only the best things to say about...
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Shirley Ann Coleman

July 12, 1936 - October 19, 2015

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Cecilia P. Johnson

July 27, 1929 - October 17, 2015

Cecilia (Pat) Johnson, 86, of Hot Springs Village, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2015. Formerly of Minneapolis, MN, she was born in Bennington, VT.She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald J. Johnson.She is survived by her daughters, Lynda Nelson, Sonja Johnson, and Sheila Wells; grandchildren, Deanna, Christopher, Angela, Melissa, Ashley and Michael; eight great-grandchildren and...
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Johnnie Elmer Bates

February 6, 1934 - October 12, 2015

Elmer J. Bates, 81, of Jessieville passed away Monday, October 12, 2015. He was born February 6, 1934 to the late William and Martha Bates. He was a very kind and giving man and he loved to hunt and fish.He was preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters and one son-in-law.Elmer is survived by the mother of his children, Jo Ann Bates, one daughter, Cathy West and one son, Johnny Bates, four...
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Mary Jane Henson

July 9, 1926 - October 10, 2015

Mary Henson, 89, of Hot Springs, AR, departed this life on October 10, 2015. She was born July 9, 1926 in Wayne County, Illinois. Born Mary Jane McCracken, she was lovingly reared by her parents, Veola (Duke) and Ben Reaugh. One of four sisters, Imogene, Geri, and Lena. Loving survivors include children: Ben (Donna) Henson, Nancy (J.M.) Harbert, Loretta Thompson; five grandsons: Dutch ...
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Kenneth E. Walsh

October 9, 1952 - October 10, 2015

KENNETH EDWARD WALSH>> Born October 9, 1952, Kenneth passed away, Saturday October 10, 2015 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.>> He attended St. Anne's Academy and graduated from Northside High in 1970.>> He joined the 188th Air National Guard in 1971 and serve more than 20 years with a one-year active duty stateside during Desert Storm.>> He worked as a sales rep for medical...
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Leah Petty

December 11, 1977 - October 9, 2015

Leah Miranda Petty, 37, of Hot Springs passed away on October 9, 2015. She was born December 11, 1977 in Long Island, NY to Jay Petty and Eileen Cormack.Survivors include her mother, Eileen Cormack; sister Shannon Rosier (Chris); children, Catelyn Harding, Ryan Harding, Jacob Cross and Holly Petty; nieces Ashley Stefanovic and Catherine Rosier; nephews Colin Rosier and Connor Rosier; her longtime...
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Dianna Lynn Endtricht

April 19, 1949 - October 9, 2015

Dianna Endtricht, 66, of Bullhead City, AZ, passed away on Friday, October 9, 2015.Dianna worked for Landmark Aviation for over 15 years. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, as well as collecting trinket boxes, crafting, and puzzles.She is preceded in death by her husband, James Endtricht; father, Bill Kingsbury; brother, William Kingsbury; niece, Lori Gleason; and great...
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Steven Paul Moore

July 24, 1957 - October 8, 2015

Steven Paul Moore of Hot Springs, Ar born on 7-24-1957 in Ohio was taken home to be with the Lord 10-8-2015 at 3:15 am. Steve was 58 years old and a graduate of Lakeside High School. He loved Taekwon-do and was a 3rd degree black belt. He had many friends in the marital arts world, including his original teacher Grand Master Robert (Bob) Hardin, 9th degree black belt, Grand Master Scott McNeely...
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Gregory Wayne Batterton

March 27, 1963 - October 5, 2015

On October 5, 2015 we lost a very special man, Greg Batterton. Greg was not a traditional soul and this will not be a traditional obituary. Greg lived a life that would not be considered normal by public standards. All of his family was important to him. He spent 34 years with his soul mate & wife Marsha, who supported him on his journey of life. He has 2 great sons, Bradley and Brian he left...
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Jack Germaine

May 8, 1931 - October 3, 2015

Devoted husband, father and grandfather, Jack Germaine was surrounded by family when he passed away in Hot Springs, Arkansas, on Oct. 3, 2015. Born on May 8, 1931 in Illinois, he was the son of George Gordon Germaine and Francis Prothero Germaine. After a career with the Roger Zatkoff Co. in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Jack and his wife Wanda retired to Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. He is survived...
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Jack T. Walker

December 23, 1930 - October 2, 2015

Jack Thomas Walker, from Magnolia, more recently from Hot Springs, Arkansas, diedpeacefully on October 2, 2015. He was born in Stephens, Arkansas on December 23, 1930, and was the son of Winston and Vivian Walker. He was raised in Magnolia where he attended high schooland then spent his first two college years at Southern State College. He then attendedthe University of Arkansas in Fayetteville,...
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Narvil Leon Roberts

September 23, 1941 - September 28, 2015

In Loving Memory of Narvil Leon Roberts: Leon left his wife, family and friends on September 28, 2015 to be with his Lord. Leon was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Leon was a beloved soul who was loved by all of his family and friends. Leon was born in Marianna, AR, and grew up in Hot Springs. Survivors include: his loving wife, Lena Roberts, best friend and...
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H. Wayne Neaville

July 3, 1941 - September 26, 2015

Dr. H. Wayne Neaville, 74, of Hot springs, Arkansas passed away Saturday, September 26, 2015 at his home on Lake Hamilton. He was born July 3, 1941 in Griffithville, Arkansas to the late Ralph and Mamie Ruth Powell Neaville.Family came first in Wayne’s life. He was an exceptional and loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. He cherished his time playing golf, horse racing...
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William J. Spencer

September 28, 1927 - September 26, 2015

William J. Spencer, a lifelong resident of Hot Springs, passed away this past Saturday at home – two days shy of his 88th birthday. Bill was the eldest of ten, father of four, grandfather of five, and great-grandfather of four. Retired U.S. Navy, he served during WWII and Korea. Bill was a member of Oaklawn United Methodist Church, a member of Hot Springs Lodge #62, and a past Master Mason,...
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Charles Tony Graves

June 18, 1943 - September 25, 2015

Charles Tony Graves was born on June 18, 1943 in Hot Springs, Arkansas to the late Charles Richard and Catherine Graves. He went to be with our Lord on September 25, 2015.He was a proud resident of Hot Springs, having graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1961, and he was a proud Arkansan, naming one of his horses after the Arkansas Razorbacks.Tony is survived by his brothers, Darryl Graves,...
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Steve Elzie Cooper

June 23, 1935 - September 24, 2015

Steve Elzie Cooper, 80, passed away at home in Anchorage, Alaska on September 24, 2015.Steve was born in Leachville, Arkansas on June 23, 1935. He served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1958. He was a self-employed General Contractor and the owner of Cooper Construction Company since 1955. Steve also owned the Carousel Lounge Bar in Spenard until 2004 and the OFFICE Lounge from 1965-2004....
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Melvin Lee Farris

February 18, 1966 - September 20, 2015

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Helen Marie Peeples

December 1, 1927 - September 15, 2015

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Donald Fulenwider

October 12, 1927 - September 14, 2015

Don Fulenwider, 87, of Hot Springs passed away surrounded by family he loved dearly, on September 14, 2015. He was born on October 12, 1927 in Newport, Arkansas to the late Vance and Anna Fulenwider.Don graduated from Newport High School and was a member of the Greyhound Football Team. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a graduate of Henderson State University. Don worked in the...
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Walter Martin Trawick

July 17, 1928 - September 9, 2015

Walter Martin Trawick, Jr., 87, of Hot Springs, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2015. He was born in Quitman, Arkansas on July 17, 1928 to Walter Martin Trawick and Johnnie Hicks Trawick. Martin graduated from the University of Central Arkansas, served in the Naval Reserve and was a captain in the U.S. Army National Guard where he was a commander of the 212 Signal Battalion from 1949-1966.He...
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Alice B. Buiting

May 20, 1930 - September 9, 2015

Alice Barbara Buiting passed away early Wednesday morning, Sept. 9, 2015. She was born May 20, 1930 in Peck, Michigan to the late Joseph Buiting and Elizabeth Brifneck Buiting.She is preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph and Peter Buiting and sisters, Louise Bunting and Joann Ganhs.Survivors include brothers, Henry Buiting ( Marcelline) of Lac Etchemin, Quebec, William Buiting (Geraldine) of...
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Betty Davis

June 14, 1928 - September 6, 2015

Betty Davis passed away on September 6, 2015 at her home. She was born June 14, 1928 in Hot Springs to Claude and Lyda Mooney. She is preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Marvin Davis.She is survived by her four children, Bobby Davis of Killeen, TX, Johnny Davis, Linda and Jim Lord and Merna and Ed Mosley of Hot Springs, six grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, two great-great...
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April 27, 1949 - September 6, 2015

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John Griffin

April 25, 1963 - September 6, 2015

John Charles Griffin, 52, of Hot Springs passed away September 6,2015. He was born April 25,1963 in Dallas Texas to the late Conception Sabala. Cherishing his memory is longtime partner April Doolittle, son Tyler Griffin and step daughter Marissa Sutton.John lived most of his life here in Arkansas. He loved music, playing games and reading.A visitation at Gardner United Methodist at 10 am...
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Fagen Elgin Prince

April 11, 1922 - September 5, 2015

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Dorothy Jean LaMontagne

May 18, 1930 - September 1, 2015

Dorothy J. LaMontagne, 85, of Hot Springs passed peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. She was born May 18, 1930 in Decatur, Illinois to the late Henry and Alma Rosteck Stach.Dorothy and her late husband Earl owned and operated ABC Cleaners for many years.Dorothy enjoyed doing crafts, gardening and painting. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister and friend....
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Alan Fitzpatrick

October 30, 1948 - August 28, 2015

Alan Fitzpatrick, 66, of Memphis, TN and Hot Springs, AR succumbed to his short battle with cancer on August 28, 2015. A graduate of Germantown High School and Memphis State University, Alan founded and operated a successful medical supply business in Memphis, TN. During that time, Alan met Beverly, his amazing and loving wife of 27 years. Alan never lost his quick wit or ability to craft a joke...
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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

Louis Rodrigues, 89, of Hot Springs, passed away August 19, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife Jane; sons Jimmy and JoJo; grandson Gregory; sister Mary Ellen; brothers John, Ed and Roy. He is survived by his children Jesse (Tracey), Jerri (James), Hazel (TJ), Louis Jr. (Diana), Esther (Craig) and Greg (Jennifer); brothers and sisters Joanne, Manuel (Rosa), Vivian (Jerry), Mary, and Joseph...
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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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Freda 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

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