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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Peggy Fenley

February 26, 1916 - August 27, 2014

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Mary Payne

February 10, 1943 - August 26, 2014

It is with sadness that we announce the death of Mary Lenn Payne. Mary was born February 10, 1943 in Hot Springs and departed this life August 26, 2014.She was the daughter of Virgle and Lennie Priddy Payne. She is survived by numerous cousins and friends.Mary was educated in Hot Springs Public Schools and graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1960.Mary spent her entire work career working...
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Barbara L. Harvey Swihart

May 25, 1949 - August 25, 2014

Barbara L. Harvey Swihart, 65, of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away Monday, August 25th, 2014. She was born April 25th, 1949 in Hot Springs to Cleveland and Mary Lou Dawson Melugin.Family meant everything to Barbara. She was a very loving wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, and friend to many. She was known as a devoted Christian lady, having been a lifetime member of Oaklawn Church of God. As a...
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Samuel Arden Manning

September 13, 1939 - August 21, 2014

Samuel Arden Manning Sr., 74, of Hot Springs died August 21, 2014. He was born in Winterville N.C. on September 3, 1939.He was a Korean War veteran and was the recipient of the First Good Conduct Award.He is predeceased by his granddaughter, Christy Jones.Samuel is survived by his loving wife, Marian Tillie Manning, six children; Joey (Paula) Manning, Lea (Mike) Burch, Sam Manning Jr., Lisa Jones...
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Jerry David Meredith

September 17, 1943 - August 21, 2014

Jerry D. Meredith, 70, of Hot Springs passed away peacefully at Arkansas Hospice. He was born September 17th, 1943 in Cedar Glades, Arkansas to the late Mearl David and Lola Hollowoa Meredith.Cherishing his memory are his son, Jerry David Meredith Jr (Labetha) of Royal; two brothers, James Meredith of Washington state, and Jon Meredith of Hot springs; two sisters, Murel Maughan of Hot Springs,...
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Charles Robert Puckett

September 11, 1946 - August 19, 2014

Charles Robert Puckett, 67, of Hot Springs Village, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014. He was born September 11, 1946 in Poteau, OK. Services will be at a later date in Oklahoma City, OK. Guest register at
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Billy Joe Wadkins

February 11, 1933 - August 11, 2014

Billy Joe Wadkins, 81, of Hot Springs, passed away Monday, August 11, 2014. He was born February 11, 1933 in Hartley, Arkansas to John and Martha Wadkins. Billy is predeceased by his parents, brother, A.J. Wadkins, sister, Johnnie Faye Hibbers, and baby daughter, Sandra Kay Wadkins.Sergeant First Class Billy Joe Wadkins enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and served in Germany and...
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Frank Edward Musser

May 2, 1935 - August 11, 2014

Frank E. Musser, 79, of Magnet Cove, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 11th, 2014.He was born May 2nd 1935 in Keokuk, Iowa to the late Raymond and Mary McComas Musser. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Betty Musser and son, Earl Musser. Cherishing his memory are his children Raymond Carl Musser, Ward Allen...
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Arthur R. Riales

October 12, 1930 - August 4, 2014

Arthur Ray Riales 83, of Hot Springs, passed away Monday, August 4, 2014. He was born October 12, 1930 to Murry and Texie Waits Riales. He was preceded in death by his grandson, James Jason Riales.Arthur retired from the Douglas Typewriter Company where he worked as a Business Machine Technician. He was of the Baptist faith.Arthur is survived by his wife, Alice Riales, five children, Judy...
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Louise E. Baker

June 24, 1922 - July 31, 2014

Louise Baker, 92 of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away Thursday, July 31st, 2014. She was born June 24th, 1922 in Camden, Arkansas to Buchannan and Elsie Plenge Starnes. Louise was humbly known as a strong, independent woman; having been widowed at age 39 and raising 3 children, out in the country, on her own with limited resources. She was a beautiful, vibrant, Christian lady...
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May 2, 1929 - July 29, 2014

Helen Pearl Williamson, 85, of Hot Springs died July 29, 2014, at Arkansas Hospice. She was born in Hot Springs, the daughter of George and Pearl Marsh Wyatt. Predeceasing her were her husband, Robert Williamson, and a daughter, Robin Smith. She is survived by a daughter, Angie Elcan and hero, Bud Fuller of Hot Springs, sons-in-law Dr. George Smith of El Dorado, and Steve Barton of Magnolia. ...
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Harold J. Furr

May 11, 1952 - July 28, 2014

Harold Joe Furr, 62, of Mountain Pine, went to be with the Lord, July 28, 2014. He was born in Hot Springs on May 11, 1952 to his parents, Bobby Harold and Bettie Furr.Harold was a lifelong resident of Hot Springs, retiring from Weyerhaeuser after 31 years. He was a Member of Mountain Pine First Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with his family, along with his church...
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Roberta S. Bibens

August 15, 1926 - July 27, 2014

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Maria Shefchik

October 18, 1924 - July 26, 2014

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Michelle Rae Kimery-Bennett

November 17, 1978 - July 24, 2014

Michelle Kimery Bennett Hinckley, 35, of Royal, left us too soon on July 24, 2014. She went to meet her Lord and Savior hand in hand with her newborn angel, Mykah Cree Hinckley. She was born November 17, 1978 in Lynchburg VA to Cherryl Wardwell and Daniel Mason.She was predeceased by her father, Daniel Mason; her beloved grandmother, Joann Nelson and great-grandmother, Roberta Young.Those still...
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James Harold Tharpe

October 18, 1943 - July 20, 2014

James H. Tharpe, 70, of Hot Springs, AR departed this life on July 20, 2014. He was born October 18, 1943 in New Castle, Pennsylvania and married Julia Ann Borek on December 23, 1967.James adored traveling, be it in his motorhome or flying to another country; his motto was “get on down the road.” In addition, he treated work as a hobby and though he officially retired in 2008, he...
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Zona Yvonne Covey

July 13, 1924 - July 19, 2014

Zona Y. Covey, 90, of Searcy for the past 13 months; formerly of Hot Springs, AR, died at Oakdale Nursing Home in Judsonia, on 7/19/14. She was born in Marion, Iowa to Myrtle and Walter Cleveland. After graduating from Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, IA, Zona attended Iowa State University for 2 years and was a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. Zona and two friends moved to New York City...
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Karla Clinton Searcy

July 28, 1940 - July 17, 2014

Karla Clinton Searcy passed away in her sleep July 17th in Bend, Oregon. She was born July 28, 1940, in Hot Springs, to the late Raymond and Mary Selma Clinton. She graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1958 and attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 33 years, Larry Searcy. Karla's family meant the...
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Jeffrey Benard Mathis

May 6, 1956 - July 17, 2014

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Patricia Gail Shupe

July 15, 2014

Patricia Gail (Breshears) Shupe , 49, of Hot Springs, went to be with her Lord . She passed away July 15, 2014. She was born on June 5, 1965 of Hot Springs. She was predeceased by her brother, Sammy Ray Breshears. She is survived by her parents, Vernon and Ervinlene Breshears, two daughters, Ashley (Jerry) Donaldson and Jessica Romero (Brad Lankford), three brothers, Steve, Donnie, and Ronnie Joe...
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Beverly Ann Clawson

April 14, 1945 - July 14, 2014

Beverly “Bev” Clawson, 69, of Hot Springs died July 14, 2014, with her husband and eldest son by her side. She was born April 14, 1945 to Jim and Marie Strong of Wilmington, Illinois.She is survived by her husband, James Clawson of Hot Springs and her 3 sons; James Jr. of Honolulu HI, and William and John of Michigan.Bev was married to the love of her life, Jim Clawson, for 49 years....
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James K. Shepherd

July 18, 1931 - July 13, 2014

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Marian Lively

March 12, 1935 - July 9, 2014

Marian Louise Potts Lively, 79, of Malvern, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday evening, July 9, 2014, at Garland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hot Springs. She was born March 12, 1935, in Keota, Oklahoma, to the late Howard and Grace Allen Potts. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Tom Martin of Hot Springs. She was preceded in death by her husband,...
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Gladys B. Henry

May 13, 1921 - July 8, 2014

Gladys (Owens) Henry, 93 of Hot Springs went to be with her heavenly Father on Tuesday July 8, 2014. She was born in El Dorado on May 13, 1921 to the late McAlister and Cora Boyd. She was also predeceased by her eleven siblings; five brothers and six sisters, Three of her sons; Jerry Lynn Harrell, Paul Parnell and Rodney Parnell. Those left cherishing her memory are her Son; Tracy Parnell (wife...
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Helen Hodges

June 28, 1920 - July 8, 2014

Helen Foster Hodges, known by her family as Grandma and G.G. died on July 8, 2014. She was born in Little Rock on May 28, 1920 to the late Ona and George Foster of North Little Rock, AR. She was predeceased by her devoted husband, Charlie. She is survived by her sons, Thomas “Tommy” and wife, Carol of Little Rock and John of Hot Springs; four grandchildren, Cathy Hodges, Anne Hodges...
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Dorothy Randel

September 25, 1922 - July 8, 2014

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Charles E. Garner

February 12, 1931 - July 7, 2014

Charles Edward Garner born February 12, 1931, entered the Kingdom of Heaven on July 7, 2014, at age 83. The last days of his life were filled with faith, hope, laughter, and love as he was surrounded by family and friends. He is predeceased by his father and mother, Albert Garner and Jessie Jane Westerman Garner; wife, Ruth Garner; brother, Robert “Bob” Garner; eldest son, Paul Edward...
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William Herbert Farrell

March 13, 1927 - July 5, 2014

William (Bill) Farrell, 87, of Hot Springs passed away at his home on Saturday July 5, 2014. He was born on March 13, 1927 in Paragould, AR to the late John H. & Prentiss Futrell Farrell.Bill was a WW II veteran and a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville & was a manufacture’s rep. for a number of years prior to employment with Dan Futrell Aircraft Sales, buying...
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Durette E. Cahill

August 27, 1922 - July 4, 2014

Durette Ernestine (Hill) Cahill, 91, born August 27, 1922 in Valliant, Oklahoma to Robert and Virginia Hill transitioned from this earth to her peaceful resting place on July 4, 2014. She had been in Hospice care at St. Vincent’s Hospital where she received her last rites on June 29, 2014. She is predeceased by her parents, brother, Sterling Hill, sister, Hazel Hill and her loving husband...
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Jerry Leon Stout

March 18, 1935 - July 2, 2014

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Brian Todd Phelps

February 9, 1961 - June 26, 2014

PEARCY, AR - Brian T. Phelps, age 53, passed suddenly from this life on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at his home to be with his Lord & Savior. Brian is survived by his loving wife, Janet Henderson Phelps, of Pearcy, AR; parents Gene & Connie Phelps of Peoria, AZ; sister Paige Feddema (Greg) of Sioux Falls, SD; 2 nieces, Alison Harkness of Larchwood, IA and Ashley Wulf (Tyler) and their son...
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Bill Jones

October 31, 1954 - June 26, 2014

Bill Jones Jr., 59, of Hot Springs, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014. He was born October 31, 1954 to Levi Jones Sr. and Jimmie L. Tall Jones in Arkadelphia, AR. Bill graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1973 and received his Associates Degree from Southwestern Tech in 1975. The same year he joined the Marines and as served in the Persian Gulf War, he retired from the Marines in 1995,...
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Carol Hall

September 29, 1945 - June 25, 2014

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Milica Radulovich

May 1, 1922 - June 24, 2014

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Berniece Helen Lowenberg

June 13, 1929 - June 24, 2014

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Roy Howell

February 5, 1946 - June 20, 2014

Roy Arden Howell, 68, of Hot Springs went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 20th, 2014 peacefully at his home. He was born February 5, 1946 in Antoine to Guy and Rebecca Violet Nolen Howell.Roy enjoyed reading many western novels and spending time with all of his grandchildren. He was an avid hunter, and never missed a NASCAR race.He was preceded in death by his parents, and his two beloved...
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Thomas Gerald Bowen

October 7, 1938 - June 18, 2014

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Ida Carter

January 28, 1930 - June 18, 2014

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Kc Thomas Looper

September 4, 1991 - June 16, 2014

Kc Thomas Looper, 22 of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away Monday, June 16th, 2014. He was born September 4th, 1991 in Arkadelphia to Steven Looper Sr. and Lisa Dicken Gray. Kc was a very bright, talented, and loving young man. He was a graduate of Lakeside High School, and enjoyed low rider trucks, four wheelers, and music. His friends and family meant the world to him. ...
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Toni L. Kawick

June 4, 1948 - June 16, 2014

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Ruby Terry De Linde

July 6, 1927 - June 15, 2014

Ruby Terry de Linde, 86, Hot Springs, Arkansas died on June 15, 2014. She was born on July 6, 1927 in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late John Thomas Terry and Lena Beyer Terry. Ruby attended elementary schools in Little Rock, Arkansas and graduated from El Paso, Texas High School on January 20, 1944 at age sixteen. At school she became proficient in shorthand, typing and bookkeeping. After...
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Peggy Jean Fullerton

May 4, 1947 - June 15, 2014

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Edith Luif

June 30, 1917 - June 8, 2014

Edith Luif, born June 30, 1917 in Chicago IL and a resident of Village Springs Nursing Home in Hot Springs, AR, passed away on June 8, 2014.She is predeceased by her first husband, Richard Luif and her loving daughter Marilyn Krejcsi.Edith is survived by her loving friend and partner Gus Rabe of Largo, Fl. Son; Rick Luif (Robin) of Mt. Vernon WA. Daughter; Jacqueline Riley (Gary) of Hot Springs...
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Barbara Sue Griep

January 25, 1935 - June 7, 2014

Barbara Sue "GG" Griep, 79, of Hot Springs, Arkansas died Saturday, June 7, 2014. She was born January 25,1935 in Macon, Missouri to Herman and Iva Baker Nash. A spirited woman, mom managed the home for 55 years and loved tennis, golf and travel. She had a generous heart. She supported and volunteered for many causes.Sue was preceded in death by husband William, "Mr. Bill,"...
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David Lee Hines

June 14, 1945 - June 6, 2014

David L. Hines, a native of Hot Springs was 68 when he passed on June 6, 2014. He was born June 14, 1945 to Ed and Opal Hines. He graduated from Lakeside High School in 1963; he always cherished his football and track memories, team mates, classmates and friends throughout his life. He worked at Safeway after high school, where he met and married the beloved light of his life Karyn. They...
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Harry Wright Carter

January 22, 1921 - May 30, 2014

Harry W. Carter age 93 years passed away at his home on May 30, 2014. He was born in Little Rock on January 22, 1921 to James R. and Christine S. Carter. He is predeceased by his father and step-mother, Ruth C. Carter and mother and step-father, Juniel C. Taylor, as well as his maternal grandmother who helped raise him and whose picture he carried in his wallet until his death, Mary E. Sherry. ...
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Paul E. Thompson

October 13, 1922 - May 30, 2014

Paul E. Thompson, 91, of Hot Springs, Arkansas died Friday, May 30th, 2014. He was born October 13th, 1922 in Huntington, Indiana to Elbridge and Lena Beerbower Thompson. Paul served our country during WWII in the United States Air Force and was a member of the American Legion Post 0001. He could usually be found tinkering in the garage with small engines. In...
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Clara Bloodworth

March 10, 1930 - May 27, 2014

Clara Priscilla Bloodworth, age 84, of Hot Springs passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in her home. She was born on March 10, 1930 in Sheridan, AR, and was the third of seven children to the late Armond and Lillian Breazeal. She is preceded in death by her husband Command Sergeant Major James Russell Bloodworth.Clara married James in May 1948 and together they had four children, Louis Russell...
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Lloyd McGuire Lively

December 30, 1925 - May 27, 2014

Lloyd McGuire Lively, 88, of Malvern, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday evening, May 27, 2014, at Village Springs Health and Rehabilitation in Hot Springs. He was born December 30, 1925, in Hewins, Kansas, to the late Homer and Carrie Lively and grew up in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. He is survived by his wife, Marian Lively of Malvern, and his daughter, Karen Martin and her husband Tom of...
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Margaret Mabel Irvin

December 14, 1935 - May 26, 2014

Margaret James Irvin, 78 of Hot Springs Arkansas, passed away May 26, 2014. She was predeceased by her loving husband Robert J. Irvin Jr., Parents; Dow Lundy aka “Dallas James” and Eunola Chapman James, and Brother; Dallas Earl James.Still cherishing her memory are two sons; Glen (Betty) Irvin, and Joseph (Michelle)Irvin, Four grandchildren; Nathan Irvin, Jennifer Irvin-Diaz, Kara...
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Mildred V. Bledsoe

January 14, 1924 - May 25, 2014

Mildred V. Bledsoe, 90, of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away Sunday, May 25th, 2014. She was born January 14th, 1924 in Clark County, Arkansas to Osha and Lucy Francis Graham.Mildred was the monarch of five generations of loved ones. Family took precedence in her life; she was a homemaker and raised seven children. Sewing and good cooking are a couple of traits that she will be remembered by. ...
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Emma Allin

May 3, 1928 - May 24, 2014

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Susan J. Goodrum

September 10, 1945 - May 23, 2014

Susan Jeanne Goodrum went to be with her savior on May 23, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Leonard R. Ellis, Jr. and Jeanne Pamplin Ellis of Hot Springs, Arkansas. She is survived by her husband William A. Goodrum, Jr. (Buddy) and her three sons William A. Goodrum, III (Skip), Richard Allan Goodrum, Michael Waites Goodrum and numerous grandchildren. She was born in 1945 in Hot Springs,...
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Essie Mae Childress

November 29, 1926 - May 21, 2014

Essie Mae McDaniel Jester Childress passed away May 21, 2014 in Hot Springs. She was born November 29, 1926 in Bismarck, Arkansas to James Coy and Veda Howell McDaniel. She was a retired nurse.She is survived by her husband Bill Childress of Hot Springs; son Jim Jester (Linda) of North Little Rock; granddaughter Cynthia Jester of Sherwood; brothers Junior (Adrin) McDaniel and Garland (Virginia...
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Richard Westerman

June 10, 1931 - May 20, 2014

Richard Wayne Westerman, 82, died May 18, 2014 at the Grace Home in Shreveport, Louisiana after a lengthy illness.Graveside services will be Thursday May 22 at 10:30 a.m. at the Griffin Leggett -Forest Hills Memorial Park...
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Barbara Gideon Mills

November 21, 1930 - May 16, 2014

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Narvel C. Thacker

March 22, 1925 - May 16, 2014

Narvel Coy Thacker 89, of Hot Springs, passed away Friday, May 16, 2014.  He was born March 22, 1925 in Point Cedar, Arkansas to Felix Thacker and Jane Sheets Thacker.   He is predeceased by his wife of...
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Rosa Ann Ford

May 30, 1941 - May 14, 2014

Rosa Ann Ford, 72, of Hot Springs, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014.  She was born May 30, 1941 in Cedarglades.  The daughter of Ernest Benjamin Lynch and Elva Lynch.  She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, James, Thomas, Tucker, and Billy Ray Lynch. Rosa was of the Baptist faith.  She is survived by her husband, Othea L (Joe) Ford, two sons, Greg and...
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Nancy C. Deary

March 12, 1944 - May 13, 2014

Nancy Cecelia Geeo Deary lost her battle to cancer on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014.                 A resident of Hot Springs, Arkansas, she was born to Pearl and Roy Lafayette Geeo March 12, 1944 in Dallas, Texas.                 She is preceded in...
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Lloyd Swan

January 26, 1935 - May 7, 2014

Lloyd L. Swan, age 79 passed away May 7, 2014.  He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister, and son Steven.He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sharon (Sheri); two daughters, Staycee Hynes...
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Harry Wallace Pettit

December 5, 1921 - May 6, 2014

Harry W. Pettit of Hot Springs, passed away on May 6, 2014.  He was born December 5, 1921.  “He has departed for that undiscovered land from whence born no traveler has ever returned.”  He is ...
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Michael Jeremy Webb

November 6, 1977 - May 6, 2014

Michael Jeremy Webb, age 36, of Hot Springs, AR passed away May 6, 2014.  He was born in Memphis, TN November 6, 1977.  He leaves behind his daughter, Francesca Gosenson, his parents Bart and Pam Haringsma, his brother Tracy Webb and his loving companion Daisy Moore.  Jeremy was a devoted father whose greatest joy was spending time with his daughter.  He was also a caring son...
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September 23, 1927 - April 29, 2014

William Preston Rosenaur, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, died April 29, at the age of eighty-six, after a brief illness. Born on August 23, 1927, to Theodore Joseph and Maymee Belle Rosenaur in Sublette, Kansas, he moved ...
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Harry Henry Timbs

March 21, 1934 - April 29, 2014

Harry Henry Timbs, 80, of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014. He was born March 21st, 1934 in Hot Springs to Harry Alonzo and Lillian Price Timbs. Family was most important to Henry. In addition to being a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather his most valuable accomplishment was teaching his children and grandchildren the "Henry" way of doing everyday...
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William Arthur Anderson

July 3, 1954 - April 28, 2014

Dr. William A. Anderson,91 of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas died peacefully in his home on April 28,2014.     Dr. Anderson was born in Coin, Iowa on May 7,1922, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur ...
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Robert Joseph Nestell

February 1, 1964 - April 28, 2014

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Donald Gene Stroud

March 25, 1947 - April 26, 2014

Donald Gene Stroud 67, of Hot Springs, passed from this life April 26, 2014. Don is the beloved husband of Virginia Swartzbaugh Stroud of Hot Springs. They have two sons, David and Phillip Stroud, and two grandsons, Andrew and Jack Stroud, all of Memphis, TN. Don has one sister, Carole Ann Stroud-Gillin and her husband, George Gillin of Glenpool, OK. Don's family includes an Aunt and Uncle in...
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Marian Elouise Pool Henderson

October 14, 1918 - April 23, 2014

Marian Elouise Pool was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on October 14, 1918. Her mother, Elouise Hinton McGhee Pool died of diabetes when Marian was 5, and her Dad, Thomas Marion Pool, moved his three pre-schoolers, Marian Elouise, Tom Jr.,("Boo"), and Jerry to Hot Springs. He met a wonderful woman, Pearl Orr Dewitt at Central Baptist church who had two children, Bette DeWitt Mills, & Dorothy...
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Elizabeth Baker

August 10, 1935 - April 23, 2014

Elizabeth Condon Baker, 78, of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014. She was born August 10th, 1935 in Wapello County, Iowa to the Norman J. and Hilda Kalen Condon. Her education began in a one room school house deep in the country of Iowa, Hazeldell Country School. She graduated from Ottumwa High School and later received X-Ray training in 1956. She loved to travel,...
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Mardell "Mardy" Jordan

September 19, 1938 - April 23, 2014

Mardell "Mardy" J. Jordan, 75, of Hot Springs passed away Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014. She was born September 19th, 1938 in Nebraska City, Nebraska. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother, and son Dusty. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, William F. Jordan of Hot Springs; two sons, William Milo (Janet) of Alexander, Arkansas and Jeffrey Lynn (Brenda) of Hot Springs;...
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James Edward Holloway III

November 24, 1943 - April 21, 2014

Dr. LTC (Ret. Army) James Edward Holloway III, of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away Monday, April 21, 2014 at his home. He succumbed to the injuries received while serving our country in Iraq. Jim was born in Kansas City, Missouri, November 24, 1943 to Eugene and Dorothy Wolfe Holloway. After graduating from Northeast High School in 1961, Jim attended junior college and later graduated from...
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Nicholas Tanner Rice

December 20, 1987 - April 20, 2014

Nicholas Tanner Rice, 26, of Hot Springs was suddenly taken away on Sunday April 20, 2014. He was born and raised in Hot Springs. A devoted father of 2 children, he enjoyed being outside and worked in the landscaping trade. Survivors include his sons, Preston and Tanner Rice, his son's mother, Rebecca Wiley all of Hot Springs; his parents, Kevin Rice and Linda Casad of Hot Springs; brothers...
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Roy Lee Dick

September 27, 1927 - April 20, 2014

Roy L. Dick, 86 of Hot Springs, died Sunday, April 20, 2014 at National Park Medical Center with his family. He was born September 27, 1927 in Hot Springs, AR. In 1945 Roy met Margaret Crawford and recognized they were soul mates forever. They both shared their love for family and God for 59 years. They were united in Holy Matrimony of May 27, 1954 in Hot Springs. After the Bakery closed, Roy...
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Robert Lee Ellis

November 7, 1944 - April 16, 2014

Robert Lee Ellis died April 16, 2014 at the age of 69 in Conway, Arkansas. He was born in Bakersfield, California on November 7, 1944. He lived most of his life in Sacramento, California. He is survived by his brother Ed Ellis of Conway, Arkansas and sister, Diana Ellis of Bend, Oregon. Bob enjoyed cooking and preparing food for others. He also enjoyed camping outdoors and free diving...
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Lester Fay Strickland

February 20, 1938 - April 13, 2014

Lester Fay Strickland, age 76, passed away April 13, 2014. Fay was born February 20, 1938 in Hampton, AR. He lived in West Helena, working at Mohawk, AP&L, then retiring in Hot Springs. Fay loved his family, the outdoors and the Razorbacks. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Ollie Bowen Strickland; his wife, Patsy Strickland; his sister, Louise Hollingsworth; and son, Mike...
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Claudia Mae Teague

August 15, 1932 - April 9, 2014

Claudia Mae Teague, surrounded by her family, a precious wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and a friend, was called home on April 9, 2014. She was born August 15, 1932, in Hot Springs, Arkansas to Hobert and Della Littleton. She was predeceased by her parents, one son, Bruce Teague, one daughter, Cynthia Gay Teague, and one grandson, Jason Teague. She was a member of Grand...
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Clara Lou Overton

August 16, 1920 - April 8, 2014

Mrs. Clara Lou Overton, age 93 (nee Hollon), passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014. She was born 16 August, 1920 in Arkadelphia, Arkansas to Floyd O. and Rebecca (nee Daugherty) Hollon. She graduated from Arkadelphia High School at the age of 16 and began her teaching career in Donaldson, Arkansas. She went on to graduate from Ouachita Baptist College and then married Rev. Carl M. Overton on 29...
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Mary Lou Love

October 31, 1946 - April 4, 2014

Mary Lou Love, 67 of Royal, passed away Friday, April 4, 2014. She was born October 31, 1946 in Hot Springs. She was predeceased by her parents, Luther L. Sullivan and Parthelia Wood Sullivan; two brothers, Johnny Lee Sullivan and Happy James Sullivan; four brother in laws, Floyd Love, Danny Love, Eugene Love and Lloyd Love. Those still cherishing her memory are her husband of 48 years, Clyde...
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Thomas Layne Hill

February 25, 1942 - April 2, 2014

Thomas Layne Hill, 72, of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014. He was born February 25th, 1942 in Oklahoma City to the late Thomas Franklin and Glenna Vanderslice Hill. Mr. Hill was an amazing friend. He cherished the friendships that he made through First step, Pringle, and Abilities Unlimited. He was an avid collector of many things, such as coins, books, movies,...
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Thelma Jean Mendoza

February 14, 1929 - March 30, 2014

Thelma Jean Mendoza, 85, of Hot Springs, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014. She was born February 14, 1929 in Delight, Arkansas to the late Calvin and Charlotte Suggs. Thelma was predeceased by three brothers and three sisters, Alvin Suggs, Lueill Suggs, B.W. Suggs, Olene Marshall, Evorie Schmidt, and Dorothy Miller; and two sons, Ronald Spradlin and Donald Spradlin. She is survived by son,...
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Larry D. Rodgers

October 14, 1946 - March 26, 2014

Larry D. Rodgers, 67, of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, March 26th, 2014. He was born October 14th, 1946 in Hot Springs to the late Ralph C. and Naomi Rodgers. Larry was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He loved his family and especially enjoyed spending time with his granddaughter. He served our country with the United States Army, having been a Vietnam...
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James "Mitch" Weatherford

February 18, 1953 - March 25, 2014

James "Mitch" Weatherford, born Feb 18, 53 to Hershel and Irene Weatherford in Bonnerdale, AR. married Vicki Lynn Bell Feb 18, 77. Mitch went to be with our Lord and Savior Mar 25, 14. He is predeceased by his parents, Hershel and Irene Weatherford, his father and mother-in-law, Jack and Monnie Bell and his beloved brother, Marshall Weatherford. His passing has left Vicki without the love of...
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Faye Gossett Smith

June 4, 1918 - March 23, 2014

Faye Gossett Smith, 95, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014. She was born June 4, 1918, in Hot Springs to Algie Edmond and Alphia Gossett. She lived most of her life in Hot Springs, as well as Pine Bluff and Carthage, and, recently, McKinney, TX. She was predeceased by her husband, Horace Olen Smith, one sister, Vera Gossett Threadgill Robbins, and two brothers, Glenn Gossett and Ray Gossett. ...
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William John Bona

February 12, 1936 - March 22, 2014

William John Bona, 78 of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away Saturday, March 22nd, 2014. He was born February 12th, 1936 in New Brighton, Minnesota to William and Gladys Bona. William was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. He loved the outdoors, especially the lake, rather it be fishing or just spending time with family. His grandchildren brought him the most joy. ...
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Christine Brown

October 3, 1951 - March 21, 2014

Christine Brown A devoted Christian and loving wife and mother, Christine Brown, 62, of Hot Springs Village, AR, went to her eternal home in heaven on Friday, March 21, 2014 in Hot Springs, AR. Chris was born in Panama City, FL to Leslie and Mary McCullough on October 3, 1951. She was raised with her sister, Gearldine and brother, Jim. She graduated from Vernon High School in 1970 and was...
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Susan Ellis Marshall

August 2, 1934 - March 14, 2014

Susan Ellis Marshall of Hot Springs, AR was taken to her final rest on March 14, 2014 at home after a lengthy illness. She was born August 2, 1934 in Ferriday, Louisiana to J. Hamilton Ellis and Harriet Boyd Ellis. Sue grew up in Shreveport, LA and attended St. Vincent Academy, Centenary College of Louisiana and Louisiana State University where she was a member of Chi Omega. While at...
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Mary E. Arthur

March 20, 1927 - March 13, 2014

Dr. Mary E. Arthur passed away Thursday, March 13 of natural causes at Mercy Hospital in Hot Springs, AR. She was 87 years of age. Mary passed peacefully in the presence of family. Mary was born on March 20, 1927 in Colorado Springs, Colorado to Gladys Wilson Arthur and Herbert Earl Arthur of St. Joseph, Missouri. Dr. Arthur had a distinguished career of over 50 years as a physician. Dr...
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Mary Bryant McCrary

August 30, 1921 - March 12, 2014

Mary Elizabeth Bryant McCrary, 92, of Hot Springs, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Born August 30, 1921 in Baltimore, Maryland, "Deets" was the daughter of Rudolpha Mary (Sommerwerck) and Lt. Col. Raymond William Bryant. The oldest of five siblings, her early childhood was spent as an 'army brat' living around the world including the Philippine Islands. In 1934 her father accepted...
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Berlon "Buddy" Trant

September 29, 1942 - March 9, 2014

Berlon "Buddy" L. Trant, 71, of Hot Springs, died Sunday, March 9, 2014. He was born September 29, 1942 to the late David and Annie Trant in Mobile, Alabama. There will be a private family service at a later date. Guest register at
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Franklin Delano Andrews

August 25, 1933 - March 3, 2014

Franklin Delano Andrews, 80, Mena, Arkansas formerly of Dallas, Texas passed away Monday, March 3rd, 2014 at his home. He was born August 25th, 1933 in Dallas. Frank was a very loving husband, father, and friend to many. He worked for over 37 years for Yellow Freight, having also been a member the Dallas Local Teamsters Union. He was a member of the Good Sams Traveling Club, and adored his...
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Derrik Wilson

September 4, 1990 - March 2, 2014

Derrik Steven Wilson, 23, of Hot Springs, passed away Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 at his home. He was born September 4th, 1990 in Hot Springs to Darlene and Steven Wilson. Derrik was a loving son, brother, and best friend to many. He graduated from Lakeside High School in 2009, where he was head of the high school east lab and a determined football player. Derrik was a hard working young man,...
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Donald Charles Sharp

January 28, 1947 - March 1, 2014

Donnie Sharp, 67, of Hot Springs transitioned on Saturday March 01, 2014. He was born January 28, 1947 to the late David Charles Sharp and Colleen Toland Sharp in Idaho Falls, ID. Survivors include sons, Gabriel & his wife Alanna Sharp and Jade Sharp; wife, Diannah Sharp; sister, Pat White; brother, Clay Sharp & his wife Kristina Farabi; nieces, Tana Taylor, Gyna Sharp and Charlena Buitron;...
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Harry Covey, Jr.

October 4, 1924 - February 28, 2014

Harry Covey Jr. , 89, of Searcy for the past 9 mo.; formerly of Hot Springs, AR died in White County Medical Center in Searcy of kidney and heart failure on 2/28/14. He was born at home in Rembrandt, Iowa to Grace and Harry H. Covey. His education at the University of Minnesota was interrupted by WWII. He trained as a bombardier but never left the states. He was discharged from the Army...
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Clara Beatrice Turnbull

March 23, 1927 - February 27, 2014

Clara Beatrice "Butch" Turnbull, born March 23, 1927 to Emma and Harvey Kemp, passed away February 27, 2014. She was predeceased by one son, William Robert "Scooter" Turnbull, her mother and father, and husband, Clarence Robert "Bob" Turnbull. She is survived by her son Raymond (Cindy) and daughter Rexann; 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 5 to...
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Gail "Anet" Ellis

December 14, 1950 - February 26, 2014

Gail "Anet" Ellis 63, of Hot Springs, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014. She was born December 14, 1950 in England, Arkansas to the late L.D. (Jim) and Barbara Ann Fowler. Gail was preceded in death by her son, Todd Chunn, grandmother, Cassie Fowler, and her parents. Gail worked at St. Joseph Hospital for 15 years. She was a cancer survivor and supported cancer research in any way...
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James Dewey Elliott

August 31, 1927 - February 25, 2014

James Dewey Elliott Sr. 86, of Hot Springs, passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2014. He was born August 31, 1927 in Rio Hondo, Texas to Dewey Elliott and Oma LouIda Ross Elliott. Jim was preceded in death by one daughter, Janette Lydia Elliott, three sisters Flora Mae Organas, Lora Hardin, Ima Montgomery and his parents. Jim or J.D. as he was called by family and friends served in the U...
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Shirley Jean Jackson

July 7, 1929 - February 21, 2014

Shirley Jean Jackson, 84, of Hot Springs, died Friday February 21, 2014. She was born July 7, 1929 to Frank and Leona Harris in Hickman Ar. She married Ernest Jackson Sr. in 1951. Shirley was a homemaker and enjoyed her children, grandchildren and extended family along with quilting, puzzles and reading. Shirley is preceded in death by parents, husband, brother Charles and his wife Jean Harris,...
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Jessica Michelle Rowland

April 15, 1983 - February 14, 2014

Jessica Michelle Rowland, 30, of Hot Springs passed away Friday February 14, 2014. She was born April 15, 1983 in Hot Springs. She was preceded in death by her father, Daniel Rowland and her Grandmother Lessie Ulene Menser. Survivors include her daughters; Kaylie Rowland of Hot Springs, and Shauna Rowland of Columbus, OH. Her mother Sandra Robbins, two brothers; Joshua Rowland and Jeremy...
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Harold Loyd Eskew

October 9, 1931 - February 12, 2014

Life's journey for Harold Loyd Eskew began on October 9, 1931. He was laid to rest on February 12, 2014. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and joined the Air Force at an early age. After serving in the military for six years, he spent the rest of his career in law enforcement and as an OTR distance trucker for MDR. On April 8, 1974 he married the love of his life Candy Eskew and became a...
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Delores Bogdanoff

January 27, 1939 - February 6, 2014

Delores Ann Bogdanoff 75, of Hot Springs, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2014. She was born January 27, 1939 to Delma Bert Sanders and Mary Louise Bingham Sanders. Delores was predeceased by her husband, Nick Bogdanoff, son, Elwin Taylor, brother, Bert Sanders, sister, Erma Parker, and her parents. Delores was called Ms. D or Nonnie by her family and friends. She also attended Beauty...
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