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.

Our Obituaries

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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Dee Wayne Stevens

January 12, 1954 - February 3, 2014

Dee Wayne Stevens, 60, of Hot Springs, passed away Monday, February 3rd 2014 at Mercy Hospital. He was born in Ft. Wayne, Indiana on January 12, 1954. He spent most of his adult life in Hot Springs. He was preceded in death by his parents; Ralph and Marie Stevens, his brother, Richard Stevens, his daughter, Patricia Stevens, and his wife of many years Melissa "Lou" Stevens. Cherishing his...
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Winnifred Irene Lyell

November 24, 1919 - January 28, 2014

Winnifred Irene Lyell, 94, of Hot Springs, died peacefully on January 28th, 2014, with her family by her side. She was born November 24th, 1919 in Oskaloosa, Iowa to parents James and Amelia Chew. She is predeceased by her two sisters, Harriet and Pearl, her husband Van H. Lyell, and her daughter Pamela Dee Chitwood. She is survived by her son, Trip Lyell (Linda), her son in law John Chitwood...
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Earl T. Long

March 14, 1930 - January 27, 2014

Earl T. Long 1930-2014 Earl Long passed away at the age of 84 on January 27, 2014. Earl was born in Two Buttes, Colorado, in a dugout sod house on the Colorado plains where his parents were some of the last homesteading farmers in Colorado. When the farm failed, they moved back to Kansas in a wagon, pulled by a horse, crossing the plains as their forbears before them, people who built this...
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Billy Joe Clark

November 6, 1947 - January 26, 2014

Billy Joe Clark 66, of Hot Springs, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2014. He was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas on November 6, 1947 to Sherrill Gilmore Clark and Connie Allen Clark. Billy was a Vietnam Veteran and served in the United States Army. He is survived by his children, Tanya C. Brockington (Carnell) of Copperas Cove, TX, James W. Clark (Rita) of Jacksonville, NC, Billy Joe Clark...
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Charles "Chuck" Runyon

November 22, 1949 - January 26, 2014

Charles Edward (Chuck) Runyon, 64, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, passed on January 26, 2014. He was born to Verba Runyon and the late Charles Thomas Runyon, November 22, 1949, in Piggott, AR. Chuck received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Arkansas State University in 1971 and a master's degree in accounting from Memphis State University in 1974. He married Nancy Runyon in 1971, and they...
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Margaret Ann Olvey

July 19, 1950 - January 25, 2014

Margaret Ann Olvey, of Hot Springs, passed away January 25, 2014 with her sister by her side. She was born July 19, 1950 of the late John W. Olvey, Jr. and Mary Read Olvey of Shreveport, LA. She taught school in Shreveport before making Hot Springs her home in 1991. She is survived by her sister, Jean O. Intravia, her brother, David E. Olvey, and nephews, Brian Intravia, Gregory Intravia, and...
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Linda McFalls Watson

November 6, 1943 - January 24, 2014

Linda Frances McFalls Watson, 70, of Hot Springs went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 24, 2014. She was born November 6, 1943 in Pine Bluff to Willie B. McFalls and Maudi Faye Lee Edwards. Linda was predeceased by her parents and her husband, Leonard R. Watson. She was a loving mother and grandmother and there wasn't anything she wouldn't do for her family. She always had a smile...
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James "Bobby" McFarlin

October 5, 1925 - January 24, 2014

James Robert "Bobby" McFarlin, 88 of Hot Springs was called home to be with the Lord on Jan. 24 2014. He was born Oct. 5 1925 in Little Rock where he spent his young adult life. Bob attended Little Rock Central High School where he excelled and graduated in 1943 at the young age of 17 to move on to the University of Arkansas. While at the University he was called to Join the Navy. He began his...
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Barbara West

September 20, 1926 - January 23, 2014

Barbara West 87, of Hot Springs, passed away Thursday, January 23, 2014. She was born September 20, 1926 in Warrington, England to Albert and Florence Higham. Barbara was predeceased by her husband, J.L. West and her son David West. Barbara was very proud of her English heritage and enjoyed shopping and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her son, Dennis...
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Patsy Strickland

May 27, 1938 - January 22, 2014

Patsy Strickland 75, of Hot Springs, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at Arkansas Hospice, Mercy Hospital in Hot Springs. Patsy was born in Detroit, Michigan and grew up in Marianna, Arkansas. She graduated from the University of Arkansas Phillips Community College School of Nursing in 1987. Pasty lived in West Helena before retiring as an RN in 2004. Patsy was preceded in death...
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David Lynn McDougal

December 15, 1948 - January 21, 2014

David Lynn McDougal, born 12/15/1948 in Morgantown, West Virginia, left this earth on January 21, 2014, at Mercy Hospital Hospice in Hot Springs. David had been a resident of Hot Springs for ten plus years with his wife, Karen Tate. David was well known for his craftsmanship in restoration and wood-working in this area and in Florida, leaving a legacy of beauty in many establishments and hoes. ...
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Joann Lynchard

November 8, 1936 - January 16, 2014

Joann Audrey Lynchard passed away on 1/16/2014 at home. She was born to Ival & Mildred Eliassen at home in the Tamarac Wildlife Refuge in rural Minnesota on 11/8/1936. She grew up on a grain, dairy & sheep farm, attending school in Lake Park & Audubon, Minnesota. Joann had been a resident of Hot Springs since 1976. She had worked as a pharmacy tech, store clerk & motel guest services. She...
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Hank Chris Boatright

February 15, 1977 - January 15, 2014

Hank" Christopher" Boatright, 36, of Hot Springs passed away unexpectedly, January 15th at his residence. He was born in Springfield, MO on February 15th 1977. Hank was an avid Harley rider and was a member of the Ouachita Travelers. He is survived by one Daughter, Hope Boatright, his Father, Harry "Hank" Boatright both of Hot Springs, his Mother Beryl Golden of Poplar Bluff, MO and one Brother,...
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William C. Newton

April 21, 1931 - January 14, 2014

William "Bill" Carroll Newton, 82, of Hot Springs, AR, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, January 14th at Mercy Hospital. Born April 21, 1931 in Hot Springs. He is a retired Air Force Master Sergeant with 23 years of service. He also retired from Allstate Insurance Company in 1991. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lillie and William Newton, Jr.; his 8 year old daughter, Terri Lynette...
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Anthony Ondrik

June 8, 1925 - January 13, 2014

Anthony F. Ondrik, 88, of Hot Springs, died on Monday, January 13, 2014. He was born on June 8, 1925 in Milwaukee, WI to the late Ignatius and Antoinette Ondrik. He served in WWII in the Army Corp of Engineers. Upon return he married Louise Williams and they were married for 67 years. He was an electrical engineer and worked as a supervisor in a steel mill in Kokomo, IN and then as a Consumer...
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Louise Mattar Whidden

May 26, 1926 - January 12, 2014

Louise Mattar Whidden of Hot Springs, Arkansas, died on Sunday, January 12,2014 in Arkansas Hospice at Mercy Hospital, after a long battle with Parkinson and heart disease. Louise was 87 years old, she was born, May 26, 1926, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the daughter of Selim and Emily Mattar. She grew up in Hot Springs and spent summers in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts. She attended Lindenwood...
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Yancy George

January 15, 1942 - January 11, 2014

Yancy Roger George, 70, of Hot Springs, Arkansas died Saturday, January 11. He was born January 15, 1942, in Blackwell, OK, to Randolph and Dovie George. His parents preceded him in death, as did his half-sister, Muriel Barber. Yancy is survived by one sister, Paula Braden of Blackwell, her son, Michael Glenn and his family of Atlanta, GA, special cousins, Sheila Walker and her family of Dallas,...
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Debra Ann DuBrall

October 6, 1955 - January 11, 2014

Debra Ann DuBrall (Behrens), of Hot Springs, Ark. passed away on January 11, 2014, at National Park Medical Center after complications from pneumonia. She was 58 years old. Debra was born on October 6, 1955, in Corpus Christi, Tex. to Janet Behrens of Hot Springs, Ark. and Adrion Behrens. Debra was a graphic designer by profession, but her true passions were arts and crafts. She established her...
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Chris Anthony Wright

April 25, 1946 - January 8, 2014

Chris Anthony Wright, 67, of Lubbock, TX passed away on January 8th at his home in Hot Springs, AR. He is survived by his partner Christopher, of Hot Springs, his daughter Shara.and her husband Vladimir of Portland, Oregon, his nephew Mark and his wife Casey of Hot Springs, his sister LeNoira and brother Mickey of Hot Springs, his beloved nieces and nephews, and his countless friends from all...
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Donald Remmey

November 19, 1934 - January 8, 2014

Donald Remmey Passed away suddenly, January 8, 2014. Preceded in death by parents - Donald and Lorraine Remmey, and brothers Dick and Bruce. Don is survived by beloved wife Lylah, daughters Denise Davis and Deidre (Chuck) Larson of Minneapolis, as well as his brother-in-law John (Jane) Fitch of Minneapolis. He is also survived by grandchildren Jessica (Michael) Ciesielski, Kimberly Larson,...
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Bonnie Cooper Ramsey

August 29, 1955 - January 7, 2014

Bonnie Cooper Ramsey 58, of Hot Springs, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2014. She was born August 29, 1955 to Leroy and Sandra Cooper. She is predeceased by her father Col. Leroy Cooper. She is survived by her mother, Sandra Cooper, two brothers, Lee Cooper and Brad Cooper, daughter, Jennifer Ramsey Brown and husband Fredrick, son, Jeffrey Ramsey, two granddaughters, Skylar Brown and...
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Frank Marinello, Jr.

February 26, 1926 - January 7, 2014

Frank Marinello, Jr. 87, of Hot Springs, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2014. He was born February 26, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois to Frank Marinello and Antoinette Sedall Marinello. Frank was a member of the local VFW Post 2278. He is survived by his wife, Joanne Marinello of Hot Springs, AR, two sons Brian Marinello of Chippewa Falls, WI, and David Marinello of Freeport, IL, one daughter,...
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William Williams

October 13, 1956 - January 6, 2014

William "Little Bill" Williams 57, of Hot Springs, passed away Monday, January 6, 2014. He was born October 13, 1956 in Bakersfield, CA to Bill Williams and Velma Spradlin Williams. Bill is survived by his mother, Velma Williams of Hot Springs, one brother, Mike Williams (Patty) of Hot Springs, three sisters, Kathy Curtis (Willie) of Hot Springs, Rhonda Scott (Ralph) of Little Rock, Nora Hill ...
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Billie Narwanda Roberson

June 9, 1933 - January 3, 2014

Billie (Narwanda) Moss Roberson, 80 of Hot Springs Village died January 3, 2014 at Village Springs Health and Rehab Center. She was born in Washington D.C. on June 9, 1933 to William and Wanda Fiscus. She married Howard Reich in 1954 after he was discharged from the U.S. Navy, and then moved to California. They have two sons, Scott and Todd Reich, both of California. She has 3 grandchildren...
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Nelda Oliver

December 19, 1925 - January 3, 2014

Nelda Jeanne Oliver, 88, of Hot Springs, passed away Friday, January 3, 2014. She was born December 19, 1925 in Bear Creek Township, Illinois to Frank Klamm and Goldie Clouter Klamm. Nelda was a teacher for many years and a member at Calvary Baptist Church in Taylorville, IL for 50 years. She is survived by her son, Steve Oliver of Hot Springs, AR, two grandsons, Josh Oliver of Hot Springs,...
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Toye Moore Cossey

January 7, 1922 - December 30, 2013

Toye (Moore) Cossey, 91, of Hot Springs, peacefully departed this life on Monday, December 30, 2013 in a local healthcare facility. Born on January 7, 1922 near Bismark, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Othel Cossey, Sr., whom she married on November 25, 1939, and by her parents, Grover and Gertie Moore; by sisters Vada Sue Smith, Imogene Bell, and Irene Miller; by brothers,...
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Margaret Elizabeth "Liz" Clinton Little

March 13, 1944 - December 26, 2013

Margaret Elizabeth (Liz) Clinton Little, of Hot Springs Village, Ark., was born March 13, 1944, in Hot Springs, Ark., to Janet and Roy Clinton Sr. She passed away December 26, 2013, at St. Joseph's / Mercy Medical Center in Hot Springs. Liz graduated from Hot Springs High School and the University of Arkansas, earning a bachelor's degree in Communications and a Master of Arts in Speech and...
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Paul Muammar

October 17, 1941 - December 15, 2013

Paul Muammar, 72 years of age, of Hot Springs, AR, passed away on December 15th, 2013. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. at Gross Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 18, 2013. Reverend Doctor Nicholas J. Verdaris of The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Little Rock and Pastor Steve Willis of First Christian Church will be officiating. Paul was born in Nazareth, Palestine on...
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Angela R. Mason Ellison

September 5, 1967 - December 13, 2013

Angela Mason Ellison, 46 of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away Friday, December 13th, 2013 at her home. She was born September 5th, 1967 in Hot Springs. Angela was a very loving, daughter, sister, and friend to many. She was of the Catholic faith, and loved spending time with her family. She was known for her athleticism, and really enjoyed playing golf. Cherishing her memory are her father,...
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Wanda Slaton

April 12, 1930 - December 9, 2013

Wanda May Cozort Slaton 83, of Hot Springs, passed away Monday, December 9, 2013. She was born on April 12, 1930 in Salem, Arkansas to Oscar Cozort and Audie Bolen Cozort. She was survived by her four sons, David Slaton (Lou)of Dallas, TX, Dale Slaton (Gerre) of Edmond, OK, Don Slaton (Cathy) of Hot Springs, AR, and Doug Slaton of Wilson, AR, daughter, Donna Vincent (Allen) of Benton, AR; ...
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Velma Evans

December 19, 1935 - December 3, 2013

Velma J. Evans, 77, of Hot Springs, passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2013. She was born December 19, 1935 in Hot Springs to John Abe Helton and Jewell Arman Helton. Velma was predeceased by her parents. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Doyce Evans of Hot Springs, four children, Tamara Chrisco (Chad), Terry Evans, Derrek Evans, all of Hot Springs, and Marc Calcaterra of Cabot; one...
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H. Ross Wisely

June 27, 1928 - December 2, 2013

H. Ross Wisely of Hot Springs, died December 2, 2013. He was born on June 27, 1928, to Willie Wisely and Flora V. Wisely, in Hot Springs. Ross attended Henderson State University on the G.I. Bill after serving in combat in the Korean Conflict where he was awarded the Military Order of the Purple Heart. He married his true love, Marian Wisely, when he returned to Hot Springs in 1952. He was...
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Dale H Bendixen

August 9, 1923 - November 28, 2013

Dale H. Bendixen, 90, of Hot Springs Village died Thursday, November 28th, 2013. He was born August 9th, 1923 in Plainview, Nebraska to John and Beulah Boldt Bendixen. Dale was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, traveling, playing golf, and ballroom dancing. Nebraska Football was a favorite pastime. Dale...
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Marion Thomas (Tom) Longfellow

August 23, 1924 - November 25, 2013

Marion Thomas Longfellow (8/23/24 – 11/25/13) Veteran radio personality Tom Longfellow was called home to the Lord on November 25th. He is survived by his wife Aileen, two sons; Mark and wife Brenda, and Matthew, one brother; Conrad and wife Leta, one sister; Dorothy L. Andrews and husband Tom, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and hundreds of friends. A celebration of life for...
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Melba Russo

December 28, 1938 - November 23, 2013

Melba June Russo, 74, of Hot Springs went to be with her Lord Saturday, November 23, 2013. She was born December 28, 1938 in Alton, Illinois. She is preceded in death by her parents, Warren & Pauline Wood, her brothers Warren Wood Jr. and Donald Johnson, and her son, Shawn Liley. She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Richard (Dick) Russo, sister Ramona Fillback, brother David &...
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Lois Tollett

January 26, 1917 - November 18, 2013

Lois Elizabeth Tollett, 96, died Monday, November 18. Lois was born January 26, 1917 to the late Clarence and Margaret Horne in Caddo Gap, Arkansas. She was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Arland Tollett, seven siblings, and her beloved lap companion, Bernie. She is survived by a brother, Alan Wade Horne; daughters Arlene Kaschner and Suzette (Martin) White; grandsons George (Debby)...
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Dorothy Scott Tucker

December 19, 1925 - November 18, 2013

Dorothy J (Scott) Tucker, 87, of Hot Springs, AR passed away on November 18, 2013. She was born to W.W. Scott & Elvi Gibbs on December 19, 1925. She was a graduate of St. Joseph's School of Nursing in 1947 and went on as an RN at St. Joseph's for 31 years. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years Esbon H. Tucker, son Esbon Scott Tucker, grandsons William Tucker, Dennis Tucker & Chris...
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James D. Paslay

October 14, 1946 - November 17, 2013

James D. Paslay, 67, of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away Sunday, November 17th, 2013 at his home. He was born October 14th, 1946 in Hot Springs, to James H. and Ruby Foshee Paslay. James was a very loving husband, brother, and friend to many. He graduated from Hot Springs High School, class of '64. He was an avid hunter, and belonged to the Rolling Fork Hunting Club, and served our country in...
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Dixie Felton

March 28, 1928 - November 16, 2013

Dixie Felton, 85, of Hot springs, Arkansas passed away Saturday, November 16th, 2013. She was born March 28th, 1928 in Mineral Springs, Arkansas to John Lawrence and Dixie Belle Hendrix. Mrs. Felton's love was felt by so many. She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many. She could often be found cooking for church events at Cottrell Chapel CME, where she served as a...
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Adrian "Doc" White

August 17, 1923 - November 12, 2013

Adrian "Doc" White of Hot Springs died Tuesday, November 12, 2013. Doc was born on August 17, 1923 in Repton, Alabama to the late Martin Miller White, Sr. and Cora Mae White. He was predeceased by his twin sister Audrey Allen, sisters Nondis Brown and Dolly Largent, and brother Willie James White. He is survived by a brother Martin Miller White, Jr. along with numerous nephews and nieces. ...
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Jimmie Cadenhead

August 19, 1927 - November 10, 2013

Jimmie W. Cadenhead, 86, of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away Sunday, November 10th, 2013 at his home. He was born August 19th, 1927 to Luther and Zera Cadenhead on the family farm in Pauls Creek Township in Mecklenburg County (Charlotte), North Carolina. Jimmie was born on the family's farm and grew up with seven siblings. He loved his family; he was a very loving husband, father, and...
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Jim Wayne Jones

September 23, 1948 - November 7, 2013

Jim Wayne Jones, 65, of Hot Springs died Thursday November 7, 2013. He was born to the late Mitchell & Edith Wright Jones in Wynn, AR. He was preceded in death by 2 nephews, Randy and Rick McFerrin. He is survived by his wife, Sherry Houk Jones of Hot Springs; son, Bryan (Beth) Jones of Paragould; grandson, Bryan Jones, Jr.; sister, Pat (Gene) McFerrin of Jonesboro; great niece and nephew,...
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Rachel Louise (Edmondson) Cutler

June 27, 1923 - November 7, 2013

Rachel Edmondson Cutler passed away in Hot Springs, Arkansas on Thursday, November 7, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Cutler June 27, 1993. She is survived by a sister, Joanna Hall of Benton, three children, Donna Klemmer of Grand Rapids, MI, Pamela Beal of Jackson, TN, and Paul Cutler of Hot Springs, nine grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. Rachel was a...
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Joseph "Joe" Poe

December 18, 1922 - November 5, 2013

Joseph (Joe) Morton Poe, 80, of Hot Springs passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2013. He was born December 18, 1932 in Springfield, MO. He was preceded in death by his parents, Percy Jerry & Wilma "Dottie" Poe. Joe was a salesman and longtime employee of the Oaklawn Jockey Club. He is survived by 1 son, Kyle C. (Dawn) Poe and 2 grandchildren, Katherine & Kelsey Poe, and former spouse, Peggy...
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William "Bill" McCurry

August 15, 1946 - November 1, 2013

William Larkin "Bill" McCurry, 67 of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away early, Friday, November 1st, 2013 peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 15th, 1946 in Texarkana, Arkansas to Larkin and Elsie McCurry. Bill loved his family. His most treasured times were spent with his wife, kids and grandkids traveling, hunting, fishing, canoeing, and four wheeling. ...
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Donna Brown

October 15, 1945 - October 31, 2013

Donna Brown, 68, of Hot springs Village passed away Thursday, October 31st, 2013 at her home. She was born October 15, 1945 in Streator, Illinois to Raymond G. and Muriel Frank. Mrs. Brown was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many. She enjoyed playing golf and her card games with friends. She was a member of Woodlands Presbyterian Church where she enjoyed singing in the...
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Paul D. Pace

September 4, 1955 - October 27, 2013

Paul Dennis Pace 58, of Hot Springs, passed away Sunday, October 27, 2013. He worked for 30 years in management at Tyson and Foster Farms. He was preceded in death by his father, Tommy L. Pace, his brother, Greg, and his wife, Dawn. His survivors include his wife Beth of Hot Springs, his son, Jake, granddaughters, Serenity and Liberty, his daughter, Shannon, granddaughter, Calee and his...
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Crystal Glass

January 3, 1917 - October 15, 2013

Crystal Pate Reynalds Glass of Hot Springs, Arkansas was escorted by angels through the gates of Heaven early Tuesday morning at the age of 96. She was born January 3rd, 1917 in Bauxite, Arkansas to Alonzo Clay and Ida Rowena Young Pate. Family always came first in her life; in fact her greatest love was spending time with them. She was known by the smile on her face to all of her friends. She...
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William "Bill" George

September 10, 1928 - October 13, 2013

William "Bill" George 85, of Hot Springs, died October 13, 2013 in Hospice after a brave battle with Alzheimer Disease. The family wishes to thank Alan Love and his staff at Alternative Care for the compassion and comfort they showed Bill in his final days. Bill was predeceased by his wife of 43 years, Millie George. She passed away two and a half months ago. Born in Greensburg, PA on...
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Lillian Cozby-Millard

May 20, 1928 - October 9, 2013

Lillian W. Cozby-Millard, 85, of Hot Springs died Wednesday October 09, 2013. She was born May 20, 1928 in Hollis, AR. to the late James Walker & Beadie Tillery Dickson. She was a longtime member of Jessieville Church of God She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Cozby; 3 sons, Clifton Jr., James & Walker Lee Cozby; 3 brothers, Bud, James & Charles Dickson. Survivors include her...
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Jessie Harlan

March 7, 1926 - October 6, 2013

Jessie Harlan, 87, of Hot Springs, AR passed away Sunday, October 6th, 2013. She was born March 7th, 1926 in Shreveport, LA to Jesse Hall and Laura Alice Crouch. She was a very loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother: she enjoyed spending time with and cooking for her family. Jessie was an avid reader and traveler. As the Executive Director of the Baton Rouge Rotary Club she traveled...
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Jack Davis

January 2, 1925 - October 2, 2013

Mr. Jack H. Davis, Jr. (known to his loving family as Hunny) was born Jan 2, 1925 in Hot Springs, Arkansas and passed into the loving arms of his Savior October 2, 2013 in Lockhart, Texas. Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his parents, his son Dwight and his late wives, June Davis and Margaret Davis. Mr. Davis was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Air Corps in...
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Jack Zummach

November 16, 1937 - September 30, 2013

Jack Zummach went to be with his Lord and Savior at his home in Hot Springs Arkansas on September 30th following a battle with cancer. Jack was born to Lester and Myrtle Zummach on November 16, 1937 in Ortonville Mn. Following graduation from Ortonville High School in 1955, he served 4 years in the USAF. In 1957 he married the love of his life, Nancy Kerstein, with whom he shared 56 joyous...
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James L. Summers

October 29, 1944 - September 28, 2013

Dr. James L. Summers, 68, of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away Saturday, September 28th, 2013 at his home surrounded with the love of his family after a lengthy illness. He was born October 29th, 1944 in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Summers was a well-known Optometrist in our community for over 37 years; his patients were like family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to...
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Henry Nichols Camferdam

April 2, 1925 - September 28, 2013

Henry Nichols Camferdam, 88, passed away September 28, 2013, in Hot Springs, AR. Hank, born in Memphis, TN to Elsa and Clarence on April 2, 1925, was a graduate of Memphis State University and an Army Air Corp veteran of WWII. He retired as an executive from IBM Corp. He was a United Way Chairman, Chamber of Commerce President, an active Rotarian and avid hobbyist. He loved building model...
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Dorothy Catherine McKenna

March 3, 1914 - September 27, 2013

Dorothy Catherine McKenna, 99, of Hot Springs, formerly of Ames, Iowa, passed away Friday, September 27, 2013. She was born March 3, 1914 in Numa, Iowa to Grant and Minnie Belle Smith. She was predeceased by husband, Eddie McKenna, daughter Carolyn McMahan, son-in-law Bill Kinzer, great-granddaughter, Kelsey Rose Kinzer, and three brothers and five sisters. Dorothy was involved with the...
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Bazel Winstead

February 27, 1941 - September 16, 2013

Bazel Benjamin "B" Winstead, 72, of Hot Springs, was called home to Heaven on September 16, 2013. He was born February 27, 1941 to the late Denzel and Elizabeth Winstead. He is predeceased by his wife and high school sweetheart, Betti Lu Winstead, and his sister, Nancy MacFarland. B was president of the Hot Springs High School class of 1959, and a graduate of Arkansas Tech, 1963. He...
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Edwin Dell Hogaboom

May 14, 1937 - September 10, 2013

Edwin D. Hogaboom, 76, passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2013. He was born May 14, 1937 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the son on G.E and Martha Hogaboom. Ed enjoyed a long career as a C.P.A., was a loving father and husband, and an avid Razorback fan. He was a graduate of the University of Arkansas and served in the U.S. Navy Reserves, retiring in 1991. On September 23, 1972, he married...
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Barbara Rhew Stockton

March 9, 1942 - September 9, 2013

Barbara Ellen Rhew Stockton born on March 9, 1942 in Bradford Arkansas and died September 9, 2013 in Hot Springs with her husband of 49 years by her side. She was predeceased in death by her father Woodrow Rhew and daughter, Sarah Elizabeth. She is survived by her mother Virginia Rhew of Bradford AR, her husband James Fredrick Stockton of Hot Springs Village, AR and sons George Fredrick...
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Gerald "Jerry" Sanden

March 13, 1945 - September 8, 2013

Gerald Wallace Sanden of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away at the VA Hospital in Little Rock on September 8, 2013. He was known by family and friends as Jerry. He was born in Sisseton, South Dakota on March 13, 1945 to Wallace and Lois Sanden. The Sanden family moved to Hot Springs in the early 1950s. Jerry graduated from Lake Hamilton High School in 1963. He served his country in the US...
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Charlene Edgin

April 16, 1932 - September 7, 2013

Charlene Edgin, 81, of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away Saturday, September 7th, 2013. She was born April 16th, 1932 in Blakely, Arkansas to Austin and Rachel Jones, and as a believer in Jesus Christ is now a resident of Heaven! She was a lifelong Baptist, and member of Winan Missionary Baptist Church. Charlene was known for excellent cooking. She was a friend to many and will be deeply...
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Jake S. Garcia, Jr.

October 22, 1945 - September 7, 2013

Jake S. Garcia, Jr, 67, of Royal, Arkansas passed away Saturday, September 7th, 2013. He was born October 22nd, 1945 in Wagon Mound, New Mexico to Jacobo and Florence Garcia. Jake was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be missed dearly by countless friends. All of his life, he worked with thoroughbred race horses, enjoyed his trips to Oaklawn and loved all of his animals. In...
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Mary Ella Wilson

July 15, 1937 - September 5, 2013

Mary Ella Wilson, 76, of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away Thursday, September 5th, 2013 at her home. She was born July 15th, 1937 in Hot Springs to the late John and Sue Ermey. Mary was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. Family always came first in her world. She was an avid historian and loved to travel the globe. Mary was a Baroness and enjoyed shopping. Her dog...
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Shawn P. Smith

September 3, 1962 - September 4, 2013

Shawn P. Smith, 51, of Hot Springs, died September 4, 2013. He was a loving son, brother, and friend to so many. He is survived by his daughters, Kasie, Kristin, Samantha, Whittney, and Xandria. A memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Sunday, September 8, 2013 at Worldwide Christian Outreach on 3835 Albert Pike Road, Hot Springs, AR 71913. Arrangements are by Gross Funeral Home. Guest register...
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Roger S. Almond

October 12, 1942 - August 27, 2013

Roger Stanley Almond of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, August 27th in Cabo San Lucus, Mexico. Roger was born October 12, 1942 in DeWitt, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his son, David Rutledge Almond, his parents Stanley and LouElla Almond, a brother Dennis Clyde Almond and his father-in-law Joseph Edison Keithley. Roger is survived by his wife of 50 years Jean Keithley Almond...
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John c. McAllister

May 25, 1940 - August 25, 2013

John C. McAllister, 73, of Bismarck, Arkansas has taken his final flight to be with his heavenly father on Sunday, August 25, 2013. He was born May 25, 1940 in Lebanon, MO. He fought the good fight and ran the race faithfully. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Ruby McAllister of Lebanon, MO. He was a minister and pastored churches throughout Oklahoma and Missouri, as well as...
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Ian Granger Smith

August 23, 2013

Ian Granger Smith, 34, of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away Friday, August 23rd, 2013 in Hot Springs. He was born in Dumas, Arkansas. Ian was kind-hearted, fun loving, and one the proudest fathers around. He enjoyed his time with friends and family four-wheeling, snowboarding, and practicing body art. He never met a stranger. After attending Hall High School in Little Rock, he earned a...
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David H. Driskill, Jr.

November 22, 1949 - August 22, 2013

David Hugh Driskill, 63 went to be with the lord on Thursday August 22, 2013 and to be reunited with his mother, father, brother and wife Ronda. He is survived by his loving children Tracy Baker(Lonnie) of Royal; Melissa Heath(Shannon) of Bonnerdale; and Scott Driskill(Stephanie) of Royal; a step-son Christopher Craft of Indiana. The grandchildren he loved more than anything in this world are...
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Cecilia Robbins

April 3, 1921 - August 20, 2013

Cecilia "Dee Dee" Robbins, 92, of Hot Springs, passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 20, 2013. She was born April 3, 1921 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Edward Schevene and Agnes Veite Schevene. She is preceded in death by her husband, Earl Robbins, brother, Elmer Schevene, sister, Mary Josephene Putoff and her parents. She married Earl E. Robbins on May 7, 1941 in Covington, Kentucky and they moved...
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Joyce R. Atkinson

July 17, 1927 - August 18, 2013

Joyce Rainwater Atkinson, 86, of Hot Springs, wife of R.C. Atkinson passed away Sunday morning August 18, 2013 at Mercy Hospital in Hot Springs, AR following a brief illness . Ms Joyce Rainwater Atkinson had lived in the Hot Springs area with her daughter Michelle Gatlin for some years following the death of her husband R.C. She is survived by her daughter, Michelle, her granddaughter, Carla...
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Veda Mae Kennebeck

March 12, 1942 - August 17, 2013

After a long illness, Veda Mae Kennebeck of Hot Springs died in her home on Saturday August 17, 2013. She was born in Malvern, AR March 12, 1942 to Roy and Lema Crawford Williams. Growing up, she attended Malvern and Poyen schools. She worked as a floral designer for many years. In 1996, Veda married Donald Kennebeck of Camden, AR and they subsequently moved to Hot Springs, AR. Before she...
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