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Gross Funeral Home

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


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Bobby J. Chilcoat

November 25, 1928 - March 21, 2017

Bobby J. Chilcoat, 88, of Hot Springs passed on March 21 , 2017. He was born on November 25, 1928 to the late Ocie and Grace Chilcoat in Weweoka, Oklahoma. Bobby proudly served in the United States Marine Corps during WWII and then went on to work for Reynolds Metals for 30 years to the date. Bobby and his wife, Irene, moved to Hot Springs in 1977 and immediately joined Lakeside Baptist Church...
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Stephen Drake Wilson

December 3, 1949 - March 20, 2017

Stephen Drake Wilson, 67, died at his home on March 20, 2017.He was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas on December 3, 1949 to Virgil Mack Wilson and Iris Jean Wilson. He moved to California with his family in 1955 and remained there until 2009 when he moved back to Arkansas to fish and hunt. He served in the U.S. Army and retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 30 years. He was preceded in death...
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Rosalie Cobb

June 2, 1941 - March 20, 2017

Rosalie Cobb, 75, of Bonnerdale, went to be with the Lord on the evening of Monday, March 20, 2017.Rosalie was born June 2, 1941 in Hot Springs, the daughter of the late Thomas and Ruby Cockrell. She married Doyle Cobb Oct. 5, 1973, who preceded her in death. She was a faithful and loving member of Apostolic Faith Tabernacle for the past thirty seven years. The love Rosalie had for her church...
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Ray Cook

March 12, 1930 - March 18, 2017

Ray G. Cook, 87, of Hot Springs died Saturday, March 18, 2017 at his home.Born March 12, 1930 to the late Curtis and Elsie Cook, he retired from General Motors, served in U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. New Jersey, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge.On August 27, 1949, Ray married Vivian L. Spencer. She preceded him in death. He was also predeceased by a sister, Betty Robinson and a granddaughter,...
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Donna Rae Orrell

September 18, 1942 - March 16, 2017

Our beloved Donna Rae Sinerius Garner Orrell, 74, of Hot Springs, passed peacefully on March 16, 2017 with her family by her side. She was born in 1942, the child of Fredrick H. Sinerius and Eleanor M. Sinerius of Butte, Montana. Donna came to the Hot Springs area in 1960, residing here the remainder of her life. Donna has been married to Floyd Orrell for most of their lives. She was the...
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Patricia E. BEARDEN

November 18, 1943 - March 15, 2017

"Our Beautiful Mother, sister, aunt, niece and cousin, Patricia Elizabeth, went to be with our Lord and Heavenly Father on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017. Patricia E. Bearden had the highest faith in our Lord within herself, within her heart. She believed in Jesus Christ our Savior and welcomed him into her heart, life and spirit.Her Mother, Marjorie E. Morphew, and father, Robert Lawson...
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James Donathan

September 15, 1957 - March 13, 2017

James “Jimmy” Thomas Donathan, Jr., 59, of Hot Springs passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017. He was born September 15, 1957 in Hot Springs, Arkansas to James Donathan Sr. and Ella Sue Godwin. He was preceded in death by his father. Jimmy was a true Razorback fan. He loved the outdoors, especially fishing and camping and he really enjoyed Christmas time and family gatherings. He was...
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Conover Riley

October 20, 1930 - March 10, 2017

Gene Riley, 86, of Hot Springs, passed peacefully into his eternal life on March 10th after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He is survived by his wife Lisa, children Gene Riley, Jr. (Debbie), Dianne Atkinson (Walt), and Nathan Riley; 3 grandchildren Travis Riley (Shan), Shannon Craig (Tim) and Mahriah Atkinson; 7 great grandchildren, as well as, his extended family. Gene spent his...
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Connie L. Moore

December 30, 1957 - March 9, 2017

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Mary Theresa Dionne

August 6, 1925 - March 6, 2017

Sister Theresa Dionne, 91, of Hot Springs left us on Monday, March 6th, 2017.Born in St. Felix de Valois in the province of Quebec on August 6th 1925 to the late Wilfred Dionne and Amanda Courchesne Dionne, sister, at the age of 18, felt the call to serve the Lord, and came to Hot Springs to fulfill her chosen mission. Entering the convent of the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity, she began her...
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Andrea LaPaglia Hamby

July 12, 1975 - March 3, 2017

Andrea LaPaglia Hamby, 41, of Hot Springs passed peacefully on March 3, 2017 after a beautiful day enjoying sunshine and warm waters with her husband. They had been celebrating their 15th year of love, marriage and companionship. The day had been amazing and she was truly happy. She was born on July 12, 1975 in Evanston, Illinois to Karen Chrisos and James LaPaglia who will cherish her memory...
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Leonard E. Wooten

October 20, 1934 - March 2, 2017

Leonard Ernest Wooten, 82, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, passed away March 2, 2017. He was born October 20, 1934 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Cullen Sloan Wooten and Elsie Rachel Dodd. Len was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Verna Medcalf. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Mary Jane (Itzel) Wooten, of Hot Springs; daughters, Robin Montenieri (John), of Loveland, CO; Tracy Sublett ...
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Salvo Verucchi

December 29, 1934 - March 2, 2017

Salvo J. Verucchi “Tony”, 82, of Hot Springs, died on March 2, 2017. He was born December 29, 1934 in Natchez, Mississippi to the late Augustine and Mary Verucchi Sr. Tony was a Hot Springs resident for more than 40 years. Tony enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on June 3, 1952 when he was 17 years old, just after graduating from high school. He was a member of the Cold...
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David C. Wykoff

December 13, 1971 - March 1, 2017

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Richard H. Kilmer

July 2, 1934 - March 1, 2017

Richard H. Kilmer, 82, of Hot Springs, went to be with our Lord on March 1, 2017. He was born July 2, 1934 in Wadsworth, Ohio, to the late Manford and Mary Kilmer.He is survived by his wife Natalie; son Paul; daughter Leslie and son-in-law Eric Taylor; grandchildren Tiffany and William, all of Hot Springs; sister Dorothy Corbello of San Pedro, California; brother Robert (Barbara) Kilmer of...
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Alfred Gotherman

February 19, 1941 - March 1, 2017

Alfred “Bud” Gotherman , 76, of Hot Springs passed away March 1, 2017. Bud was born in Beebe to the late Effie Mae Neighbors and Edward H. Gotherman.Bud married Shirley Thompson in 1965. They shared almost 52 years of love and friendship.He was also very proud of his church, Temple Baptist. Bud would invite everyone he spoke to attend.Meeting Bud in Heaven will be his parents and five...
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Corbin L. LENHART

July 13, 1924 - March 1, 2017

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Harold L. Funston

March 22, 1937 - February 28, 2017

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Carlene Akins

December 22, 1933 - February 28, 2017

Carlene Akins, 83, of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at her home. She was born December 22nd, 1933 in Hot Springs to the late Carl and Pearl Kelley.Carlene was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. She was a lifelong resident of Hot Springs, having graduated from Hot Springs High school and worked at Arkansas Bank and Trust for a number of...
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Maria Alvarez

November 28, 1961 - February 27, 2017

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Dorothy Stevens

March 21, 1926 - February 27, 2017

Dorothy E. Stevens, 90, of Hot Springs Village, passed peacefully surrounded by her family on February 27, 2017. She was born in Hot Springs on March 21, 1926 to the late William and Essie Kelly. Dorothy was a nurturing mother and grandmother. She loved to work in the yard and had an incredible green thumb. She was a woman of faith and loved to watch Charles Stanley and Charles Hagee on...
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Augustus Wood

February 15, 1942 - February 23, 2017

Augustus Bruen Wood II, age 75, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, went to be with Jesus on February 23, 2017. He was preceeded in death by his grandmothers, Allie Wood and Alma Couey and his parents Augustus Bruen Wood and Sarah Lucille Couey Wood, all of Fountain Hill, AR. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Joyce Wood of Hot Springs, AR and three children, Chip (wife Julie) of Durant, OK, Cathi...
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Charlie James Wiley

November 4, 1923 - February 23, 2017

Charlie J. Wiley, 93, of Mountain Pine passed away February 23, 2017. Charlie was born in Okolona, Arkansas on November 4, 1923 to the late Will and Bessie Wiley. He was a resident of Mountain Pine at the time of his passing. He leaves behind his loving children, Emma J. Johnson, Charlene Stephens, Billy J. Wiley, Johnny J. Wiley, Mattie Michelle Norman; and a vast amount of nieces, nephews,...
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Joyce Bissell

July 14, 1939 - February 21, 2017

Joyce A. Bissell, 77, of Hot Springs, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. She was born in Wabash, Indiana, on July, 14, 1939 to the late Russell and Vera Hoch. Meeting her in heaven are her parents and her great grandson, Nicholas Cobb of Hot Springs. She leaves behind her loving husband Jerald Bissell; children Janet Bissell, Larry (Carolyn) Bissell, Debora (Stan) Sharp, and...
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Joseph Kaufman

August 8, 1928 - February 20, 2017

Joseph Allen Kaufman, of Hot Springs passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 20, 2017 at age 88.Joe was a man of tremendous character and integrity, with his family always being his greatest pride and joy. He was a devoted husband, father, brother, and an accomplished business man, civic leader, traveler, and avid outdoorsman. Born in Hot Springs, Arkansas on August 8, 1928 to Ben T. and...
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Florida Mae Tate

February 22, 1929 - February 17, 2017

Florida Thrower Tate was born to the late Floyd Thrower, and Henrietta Russell Thrower Kingsby, on February 22, 1929, in Thornton, AR.She was taken to Arizona and eventually to Ohio, at an early age.She attended public school in Arizona, and Cleveland, Ohio; graduating from high school, in January, 1947, from Central H.S. in Cleveland, OH.Florida attended Cuyahoga Community College for a short...
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Walter Ernest Naydan

August 5, 1927 - February 17, 2017

Walter Ernest Naydan, 89, of Hot Springs passed peacefully on February 17, 2017. He was born on August 5, 1927 to the late Michael and Theodozia Naydan in New Haven, Connecticut. Walter retired as First Sergeant in the United States Army. He proudly served his country in both WWII the Korean War. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, the Hot Springs Fun City Barbershop Chorus, the...
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George Alan Waugh

August 22, 1934 - February 15, 2017

G. Alan Waugh, 82, of Hot Springs passed away February 15, 2017. He was born in Bakersfield, California, to the late George and Louise Waugh.Alan, by nature, was a curious man. A voracious reader, serious bird watcher, traveler, and card game enthusiast, he never met a stranger. Alan enjoyed listening to people’s stories and always tried to help those in need.For over 60 years Alan belonged...
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George Alan Waugh

August 22, 1934 - February 15, 2017

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Doris Hawthorne

March 30, 1930 - February 13, 2017

Doris D. Hawthorne, of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away Monday, February 13, 2017 at her home after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born March 30, 1930 to the late Glen and Mae Downing.Dee, as she was known to her friends, lived a life of service to others. She was an affectionate wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many. After retiring from Western Illinois...
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Adeline Dunbar

August 26, 1926 - February 12, 2017

Adeline Dunbar, 90, of Hot Springs, passed away February 12, 2017. Addie was born in Chicago, Illinois, to the late Sam and Ethel Demopoulos.In 1947 while working in her father’s coffee shop, Addie met a young serviceman named Frank Dunbar. They married the following year and shared more than 68 years of faith, friendship, and family. Addie and Frank’s love never faltered and they...
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Walter E. Ed McKnight

August 5, 1939 - February 12, 2017

Walter E. (Ed) McKnight, 77, of Hot Springs, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2017. He was born to the late Joe and Emma McKnight in Lake Village, Arkansas, on August 5, 1939. He was a member of Cones Road Missionary Baptist Church. He achieved 32nd Degree Mason, and was a member of Lodge 62. Ed served as the president of the Hot Springs Boys Club Board and the Hot Springs Optimist Club. He...
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Sherrill Millard

October 5, 1929 - February 12, 2017

Sherrill Lou Hooper Millard, 87, of Hot Springs, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2017. From her children: Our mother has left an indelible mark on each of her children, Roy, Mary and Michael. She filled our lives with love, compassion and an unshakeable faith in what is right. She learned from her mother, her father and her step-father the lessons that formed her as a child of the...
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Lennie Faye Long

January 18, 1947 - February 10, 2017

Lennie Faye Long, 70, of Mountain Pine, went to be with her Lord and Savior on February 10, 2017. She was born on January 18, 1947 to the late David and Lela Manley in Mt. Ida, Arkansas.Faye was an amazing woman of God. Her love for the Lord beamed through her beautiful smile and loving laughter.Left to cherish her sweet memory is her husband, Olen Long; son, Steven Long; daughter, Christal Kurth...
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Jacquelyn Corrigan Dugan

March 24, 1928 - February 9, 2017

Jacquelyn Corrigan Dugan Jacquelyn (Jacke) Dugan, 88, of Hot Springs, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017.Jacke was born on March 25, 1928, in Henryetta, Oklahoma, to John and Bertha Ann Corrigan. The family moved to Harrison, Arkansas, where she attended local schools, graduating from Harrison High School in 1946.Jacke attended Lindenwood College in St. Charles, Missouri and graduated from...
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Brandie Ellis

September 17, 1985 - February 8, 2017

Brandie Lea Ellis, 31, of Hot Springs, passed away on February 8, 2017. She was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, on September 17, 1985 to David and Rosie Ellis. Brandie graduated from Lake Hamilton High School in 2003, later completing her training as a certified nursing assistant. At Heritage of Hot Springs, Brandie cared for those who were in need of a helping hand or a word of kindness....
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Gloria Addison

June 26, 1929 - February 8, 2017

“Gloriosa Mariposa”, 87, of Pearcy, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Born June 26, 1929 in Houma, LA to a shoemaker and a nurse, she was raised in the French Quarter of New Orleans. She studied in New Orleans, Ft Worth and Dallas, while working in Houma and Shreveport. Since 1965 she has remained a resident of Garland County. She began her career early with...
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Kenneth Ellis

December 30, 1937 - February 6, 2017

“Mark out the area you can live in contentedly; then live within it, remaining quietly composed and attentive, no longer tormenting or rejecting the world (which may as easily bring us good as bad). Feel your life flow of itself, as the sea moves and the flower blooms, letting the world hold you in its arms, never struggling too hard to be good or bad, not fearing sadness too much, or...
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John P. Gillenwater

August 24, 1933 - February 5, 2017

John Price Gillenwater Sr., died on February 5, 2017 in Hospice Care at St. Vincent’s Hospital after succumbing to multiple illnesses. He leaves his wife of 57 years, Patty (Douthat) Gillenwater; his daughter Patrice Gillenwater and partner Carol Glover ofDallas-Ft.Worth,Texas and his son John Price Gillenwater II and his wife Johanna (Glenn) of Little Rock, AR. He leaves two grandchildren...
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Ben Moore

October 21, 1927 - February 4, 2017

Ben Moore, 89, of Hot Springs, passed away peacefully February 4, 2017. Ben was born in Bismarck, Arkansas, to the late Robert and Lula Moore.Ben and Elizabeth owned Ben’s Furniture Store and after retirement he enjoyed gardening and traveling. An avid “atlas in hand” traveler, his journeys to California to visit his brothers were among his favorites. Ben would also follow...
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Fannie Levy Doolittle

June 9, 1921 - February 3, 2017

Fannie Levy Doolittle, age 95, passed away on February 3, 2017, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, following a brief illness. She was born in Shreveport on June 9, 1921, to Mae Breshnahan and August Picard Levy. She remained a resident for 92 years until she moved in 2014 to be near family. She was as active member of St. John Berchman's Cathedral and enjoyed participation in the Ladies Circle group....
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Mildred Inez Gibson

June 21, 1926 - February 2, 2017

Mildred Inez Gibson, 90, of Hot Springs, passed away peacefully February 2, 2017. Mildred was born in Millerton, Oklahoma, to the late James and Rhoda Emory.Mildred was predeceased by her husband Harvell Oren Gibson and son Richard Gibson.Mildred loved the outdoors- hiking and exploring nature. She was known to enjoy the indoors, too, as a serious shopper and movie fan, but it was her personal...
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Lydia M. Terry

June 24, 1938 - February 2, 2017

Lydia M. Terry, 78, of Hot Springs Village, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 2, 2017. She was born in Kearny, New Jersey to the late Frank and Margaret Maund on June 24, 1938. Lydia was preceded in death by her brother, Frank Jr.She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Claude; son, Russell and wife Rebecca; granddaughter, Rachel; great-grandson, William; sister, Ruth; and sister...
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Marian D. Werner

July 20, 1947 - January 31, 2017

Marian D. Werner, 69, of Nashville, formerly of Hot Springs, passed away peacefully on January 31, 2017 surrounded by family and friends. Marian was born in Blue Island, Illinois to the late Carl and Delia Larson.In her younger years Marian loved twirling her baton and playing the piano. Later she enjoyed making latch hook rugs and coloring with her daughter, Michelle.Marian had 38 years of...
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Michael Wayne Lewis

January 11, 1954 - January 31, 2017

Michael W. Lewis, 63, of Hot Springs, passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. He was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, on January 11, 1954, to the late Dale and Barbara Lewis. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mack and Ruth Williamson; and brother, William Lewis. He is survived by his children, Michael W. Lewis Jr. and Katrina McReynolds; and grandchildren, Michael A. Lewis, Brianna...
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Betty M. Lee

March 25, 1915 - January 27, 2017

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Danny Campbell

April 11, 1960 - January 21, 2017

Danny Campbell, 56, of Hot Springs passed away peacefully January 21, 2017. Danny was born in Kansas City, Missouri, to the late Jerry and Ila Campbell.Danny was a kind and generous man, always willing to help a friend or to give a stranger the shirt off his back if they needed it. Danny's big heart often hid a troubled soul, but he always had a smile for everyone.Danny ‘s creative...
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Walter G. Wright

October 15, 1930 - January 21, 2017

Judge Walter Gene Wright, 86, of Hot Springs passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Hot Springs. He was born on October 15, 1930 in Benton, Arkansas. Walter was preceded in death by his parents, Hollis and Nancy Hamonds-Wright, and his sister, Una Hutcheson. He grew up in Benton, Arkansas where he helped his parents and sister run a small gas station...
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Donald Ray

November 9, 1934 - January 19, 2017

Donald Ray, 82, passed away January 19, 2017. He was born in South Weymouth, Massachusetts on November 9, 1934 to the late Stanley and Marion Ray.From a young age, Donald loved cars - building, racing, fixing, competing- it was his passion. He won numerous trophies and prizes for racing and other car competitions.Donald's passion became his career. Donald entered the workforce as a master...
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Bobby Neal

January 21, 1935 - January 16, 2017

Bobby Neal, 81, of Warrensburg, Missouri, formerly of Hot Springs, Arkansas, passed away January 16, 2017. Bobby joined his parents Bob and Ruby (Oliver) Neal, sisters Ellie Neal and Dorothy Neal DeVasher. Bobby is survived by one brother Floyd Neal, of Tucson, Arizona; nieces Clara (Jon) Williams and Jean DeVasher; nephew Neal (Terri) DeVasher and many beloved cousins. Bobby retired from Chem...
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Geneva F. Miller

August 2, 1936 - January 12, 2017

Geneva Fay Miller, 80, of Hot Springs, passed away on January 12, 2017. She was born on August 2, 1936 in Cooper, Texas to the late Lacy and Edith Bryan.Geneva was a member of the Airport Road Church of Christ.Left to cherish her memory are her children, Leo Miller Jr. and Sharon Snyder; grandsons, Zack Miller, Cris Miller and David Swearingen; great grandchildren, Landon Miller, Bryce Miller,...
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Amy Diggs

October 11, 1981 - January 11, 2017

Amy Jenelle Diggs, age 35, of Pearcy, passed away peacefully on January 11, 2017. Amy was born to Pam Lowe Greenway and Paul Diggs, Oct 11, 1981, in Hot Springs. She was formerly a massage therapist and loved her occupation very much. Amy is survived by her daughter Arah Diggs; father and stepmother, Paul and Deanna Diggs; mother Pam Greenway; stepfather Pete Greenway; sisters Barie, Christa and...
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Nell M. Bradley

February 5, 1926 - January 5, 2017

Nell Martin Bradley was born in Greenville, SC, on February 5, 1926 and passed away on January 5, 2017 in Hot Springs, AR. At the time of her passing, Nell had been a 45 year resident of Hot Springs and previously resided in Alma, AR. She graduated from high school in Greenville, SC, and continued her education at Alabama Polytechnic Institute, now known as Auburn University, where she was a...
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Marion Topham

July 3, 1930 - January 4, 2017

Marion Ann Topham, 86, a longtime resident of Hot Springs Village, passed away Wednesday the 4th of January. Marion was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to the late Marion Prince Strange and Thomas Lee McCarty on July 3, 1930. She married the late Jack Topham on February 9, 1952.Marion is survived by her children; Doug Topham, Carrie Mathis (Lewis Mathis) both of HSV, and Jeff Topham (Annie Gloskey...
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Martha Mae Young

July 16, 1936 - December 29, 2016

Martha Mae Young, 80, of Hot Springs, passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, surrounded by her husband and three daughters. She was born in Hot Springs, Ark., on July 16, 1936.Martha met the love of her life, Elza, at the young age of 12 and married him a few years later on March 8, 1952. Martha and Elza were partners in life for 64 years with many of those years as successful business owners of...
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Tosa Stepanov

June 26, 1947 - December 27, 2016

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Marcus Luther Jackson

August 25, 1925 - December 26, 2016

Marcus L. Jackson, 91, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, went peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his family on December 26, 2016. He was born August 25, 1925 in Garland County, Arkansas to Elroy and Myrtie Jackson.Marcus was a member of Harvey’s Chapel Baptist Church for 68 years where he also taught the Men’s 3 Sunday School Class as well as serving as a deacon. He was a...
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James McClard

April 22, 1927 - December 23, 2016

James Allen “Jimmy” McClard Jr., age 89, of Hot Springs, was called home to be with the Lord Friday, December 23, 2016 after having spent a wonderful day celebrating the Christmas Holiday amongst family. He was born on April 22, 1927 in Hot Springs to James Allen McClard Sr. and Elizabeth Birmingham McClard. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers named Leo...
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James McClard

April 22, 1927 - December 23, 2016

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Jerry H. Chancellor

March 14, 1946 - December 22, 2016

Jerry Harlan Chancellor, 70, of Pearcy, passed away on December 22, 2016. Jerry was born in Boonville, Arkansas to the late Joshua Henry and Ida Thelma Chancellor. Jerry proudly served in the Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. After attending Arkansas Tech he again decided to serve, this time in the capacity of an Arkansas State Trooper with Troop K. He was a driver’s license...
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Josephine Marie Gontarek

May 3, 1955 - December 22, 2016

Josephine Marie Gontarek, 61, of North Little Rock, went to be with the Lord on December 22, 2016. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, on May 3, 1955 to the late Casmir and Virginia Sadowski. Josephine is survived by her husband of 43 years, Harold W. Gontarek; sons, Donald (Jennifer) Gontarek of Elgin, IL, Alex Gontarek of Hot Springs, AR, Timothy Gontarek of East Prairie, MO, Gilbert Gontarek...
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Betty Jagoditsh

September 27, 1926 - December 15, 2016

Betty Sullenberger Whaley Jagoditsh, 90, of Hot Springs passed away Thursday December 15, 2016. She was born September 27, 1926 in Camden, Arkansas, to the late David Edward and Ida Holland Sullenberger. Betty was a lifelong Methodist and was a member of First United Methodist Church and also a member of the Hot Springs Bridge House. She was predeceased by her husbands, Dr. Clyde Hill Whaley and...
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Dorothy May Crossno

September 12, 1926 - December 15, 2016

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Marsha Lansdell

October 2, 1961 - December 14, 2016

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Kathy Mason

November 6, 1967 - December 13, 2016

Kathy Lynn Mason, 49, of Hot Springs went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. She was born on November 6, 1967 in Hot Springs to the late William and Elizabeth Gillmore. Kathy was a devoted member of Apostolic Faith Tabernacle Church. Cherishing her memory is her sweet son, Andy Mason; brothers, Lonnie Gillmore of Malvern, Ronnie Gillmore of Hot Springs and several aunts, cousins,...
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Nancy Matthews

July 8, 1931 - December 10, 2016

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Joan Hixon

October 10, 1956 - December 10, 2016

Joan Hixon, 60, of Royal, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December10, 2016. She was born October 10, 1956 in Hot Springs to Carmon and Vivian Cain. Joan graduated from Lake Hamilton High School. She worked for Mercy Hospital and later Brady Mountain Resort. Survivors include her loving husband of 21 years, Joel; daughter Amy (Brad) Fulmer; grandchildren Parker, Kaden and Maddie; siblings...
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Mary Gerstein

September 11, 1935 - December 4, 2016

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Dolores M. GERSTEIN

September 11, 1935 - December 4, 2016

Dolores Gerstein, 81, of Hot Springs, joined her parents in Heaven, December 4, 2016. Born in Chicago, Illinois to the late John and Rose Watson, Dolores had a lifelong love of music, was a computer whiz and a master yarn crafter who was known for her beautiful crocheted and knitted afghans.Dolores married her high school sweetheart, Donald, on September 12, 1953. The wedding was officiated by...
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Merle Anna Webb

September 16, 1953 - November 26, 2016

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Sabrina Elizabeth Smith

November 9, 1991 - November 23, 2016

Sabrina Elizabeth Smith, 25, of Hot Springs, departed this earth too early and entered her heavenly home on Wednesday, November 23, 2016.Sabrina was born November 9, 1991, to Staci and Danny Smith. She attended Lakes High School in Lakewood, WA and graduated from Lake Hamilton High School in 2010. She attended National Park College. She was employed by Oaklawn Jockey Club, Chrysalis Salon and...
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Mart Cox

January 9, 1946 - November 22, 2016

Mart Joner “Jim” Cox , 70, entered Heaven’s gate the evening of November 22, 2016 at his home in Lonsdale, Arkansas. He was surrounded by his love ones including his wife of 33 years, Laverta “Tootie” Cox who was by his side day and night through the good times and the bad.Jim was born in Glenwood, Arkansas on January 9, 1946 to Hollis and Mary Cox.He was a Vietnam...
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Eric L. Frye

August 9, 1962 - November 21, 2016

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Robert Kawick

October 31, 1952 - November 19, 2016

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Florence L. Fankhouser

February 23, 1924 - November 17, 2016

Florence “Flo” L. Fankhouser, 92, of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away Thursday, November 17th, 2016. She was born February 23, 1924 in Wichita, Kansas to the late Harley and Nellie Ogden.Flo was very loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was an avid golfer and card player. Bill and Flo really cherished their retirement years in Diamondhead, as they did their friends at First...
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Jeanne Warren

October 19, 1926 - November 16, 2016

Jeanne Mangum Warren, 90, of Hot Springs, Arkansas (originally Smackover, Arkansas and then Little Rock, Arkansas) went to be with the Lord on November 16, 2016. She was born on October 19, 1926 to Emery Carl Mangum and Irah McDonald Mangum in Magee, Mississippi. Shortly thereafter, the family moved to Winfield, Alabama where she spent the remainder of her growing up years. At 15, she...
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Carol Rodgers Pritchard

November 13, 1940 - November 15, 2016

Carol Lynn Rodgers Pritchard, of Little Rock, formerly of Hot Springs, passed away November 15, 2016 just two days after celebrating her 76th birthday. Carol was born in Little Rock to the late Maxwell and Faye Stein.After graduating from Central High School, Carol began a career as a Fashion Coordinator for Blass Department Stores (now known as Dillards). Later, she went on to become a...
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Lucille Brim Smith

December 7, 1930 - November 15, 2016

Mrs. Lucille Brim Smith, of Mountain Pine, Arkansas completed her earthly journey and was promoted on to her heavenly course Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 in her 85th season.She was born December 7th, 1930 in Dalark, Arkansas to the late Mac Henry and Arillo Gray Brim. She spent all of her adult life in Mt. Pine, a community she loved and respected. She would dedicate some 25 years of service to...
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Mary Evelyn Blaylock

May 8, 1930 - November 15, 2016

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Florence Gordon Nicholas

May 20, 1927 - November 14, 2016

Florence Gordon Nicholas passed peacefully in the comfort of her home in Hot Springs on November 15, 2016 at the age of 89. She was born on May 20, 1927 to the late Benjamin and Florence Rice in Glo, Kentucky. Florence was blessed with many talents that she shared with her family, friends and community. She loved to sing and her children will always cherish the memories of her beautiful voice....
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Harriet Ann Denson

May 15, 1954 - November 13, 2016

Harriet Ann Denson, 62, of Hot Springs, left this earth on Sunday, November 13, 2016. Harriet was born on May 15, 1954, to Sam and Florence Nicholas in Little Rock. She loved to sing karaoke, and would often volunteer her singing to The Caring Place. She also loved animals and her Chihuahua Chloe. She loved life and her family in her own way. Harriet is preceded in death by her parents; her...
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Jerry Eugene VanDyke

September 1, 1945 - November 12, 2016

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Arthur L. Funderburk

August 11, 1939 - November 12, 2016

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Charlotte M. Frederick

February 13, 1924 - November 10, 2016

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Thomas Floid Daniel

February 14, 1943 - November 9, 2016

Thomas “Tom” Floid Daniel Sr. 73, of Hot Springs passed from this life on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at CHI St. Vincent Hospital in Hot Springs, Arkansas after a long, brave battle with cancer.Tom was born on February 14, 1943 in Hot Springs to P.W. “Jack” and Ina Carter Daniel. He attended Hot Springs High School and served four years in the United States Air Force. Mr....
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Catherine M. Thornton

November 7, 1927 - November 9, 2016

Catherine Margaret Kelton Thornton was born in the waiting room of her father’s dental office in Charleston, Arkansas on November 7, 1927. Her affection for Hot Springs began in 1929 when her parents moved here in search of greener pastures as the country entered the Great Depression. Settling on Millcreek Road Cut-off (now Kelton Street), Dr. T.W. Kelton opened his office on Broadway...
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Marguerite Wetherington

February 7, 1929 - November 6, 2016

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Phillip White

November 22, 1950 - November 6, 2016

Our much loved father, brother and friend Phillip George White Sr aka Whiskers, 65 of Hot Springs, AR passed away November 6, 2016.He was born November 22, 1950, in Hot Springs, AR to Claude and Annie WhitePhillip is survived by his three children Tena Nobles of Hot Springs, Sean White of Blytheville, AR and Phillip White Jr of Hot Springs, AR. Ten grandchildren, one brother Johnny White from...
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Bobby Miller

November 5, 2016

Robert Louis Miller, Jr., 57, of Hot Springs, passed away November 5, 2016 peacefully at his home.A veteran of the Air Force and member of the O.P.B., he enjoyed motorcycles, horse racing, and dog breeding.As a member of the Church of the Open Door, Bobby had friends from all walks of life and in fact, rarely met a stranger.For twenty years he shared a life of love and family with his wife, Tracy...
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Minnie Bea Thomas

September 17, 1949 - November 5, 2016

Minnie Bea Thomas, 67, of Hot Springs passed away surrounded by family on November 5, 2016.Minnie was the eighth child born to the late Gilbert and Hazel Leavitt in rural Yell County. Her parents were the example of love and strength which molded Minnie into the strong, loving mother and caretaker she came to be. She has been reunited with her sons, Charlie and Raymond II.Cherishing her memory...
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Sharon A. Krause

December 26, 1942 - November 2, 2016

Sharon Krause, 73, of Hot Springs passed peacefully on November 2, 2016. She entered this world on December 26, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois, to the late George and Anna Minnick. Sharon loved to spend her time outdoors camping, hunting and fishing with the love of her life and best friend, Richard. She also enjoyed bowling, miniature golf and painting figurines for her family. Her children will...
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Albert L. Vanover

January 18, 1989 - October 30, 2016

Albert Lloyd Vanover, 27, of Lonsdale, Arkansas passed away Sunday, October 30, 2016 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.Albert was born January 18, 1989 in Salt Lake City, Utah. A true outdoorsman, he loved hunting, fishing, and just enjoying nature. He was a graduate of UAW/Job Corps where he excelled in the advanced automotive program. As a commercial truck driver, he was able to...
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Betty G. Barton

January 5, 1931 - October 29, 2016

Betty G. Barton, 85, of Hot Springs, passed from this life on Saturday, October 29, 2016. Gordon and Fannie Grubbs were overjoyed when she arrived on January 5, 1931.An active outdoors woman, Betty enjoyed spending time fishing, golfing, and gardening.Welcoming her home will be her parents and her husband Wesley.Betty leaves behind two precious daughters, Wanda (Erik) De Renouard and Paula (Joe)...
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Joyce Burris

September 26, 1931 - October 29, 2016

Joyce Burris, 85, of Hot Springs, went to be with the Lord on October 29, 2016. She was born on September 26, 1931, to the late F.B. (Barney) and Stella Bagley in Lonsdale, Arkansas.She was the mother of her local church, and was an all-around helper. She showed the love of Christ to whomever she met, and she volunteered every time she could until her health no longer allowed her to.She is...
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Elba Celia Guise

January 21, 1915 - October 28, 2016

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Yvonne Ruth Wilson

January 4, 1927 - October 25, 2016

Yvonne Ruth “Bonnie” Wilson, 89, of Hot Springs passed away on Tuesday October 25, 2016. She was born in Iowa in January of 1927. She grew up in Detroit, Michigan, where her parents migrated to when she was an infant. She met her loving husband Bobby Wilson after his discharge from the U.S. Navy soon after WWII. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on September 9, 2016. ...
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Charlene Watts

September 5, 1957 - October 24, 2016

Charlene Watts, 59, of Hot Springs arrived safely home October 24, 2016.Charlene was born in Dallas, Texas to the late Elijah and Helena Willis. One of five siblings, the company of her family was always a comfort to her. However, it was Charlene who provided so many with comfort, kindness, understanding and healing during her more than 20 years at Community Counseling.She will be greeted in...
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William Ell Craven

November 11, 1938 - October 24, 2016

Bill Craven, 77, of Hot Springs, passed away on Monday, October 24, 2016. He was born in Terrell, Texas, to the late William and Ellen Craven on November 11, 1938. Bill loved to cheer on his favorite sports teams, the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers. He would watch Old Westerns and drink his coffee. He enjoyed a good nap every now and then. Above all, Bill loved his family. He was preceded...
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Shirley D. Beckham

July 23, 1934 - October 23, 2016

Shirley Dee Hecke Beckham, 82, of Hot Springs passed away October 23, 2016. Born to the late Louis and Jessie Hecke, Shirley was one of ten children and arrived with a love of all things sweet- sweet food, sweet parties, and her sweet family. Yet everyone who knew her would agree, there was nothing and no one sweeter than Shirley.Generous beyond measure, she made sure all of her nieces and...
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Stanley Kent McNeely

June 3, 1967 - October 23, 2016

Kent McNeely, 49, of Hot Springs, passed from this life on Sunday, October 23, 2016. Stanley McNeely and Brenda Stewart were overjoyed when he arrived on June 3, 1967.It was with a great sense of duty he joined the United States Army, proudly serving as a medic in the Persian Gulf War. His amazing service was recognized with a Bronze Star, two Bronze Service Stars, a National Defense Service...
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