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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.


Our Obituaries

Leona Hipperson

December 9, 1932 - June 21, 2017

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Valerie Schuetz

November 27, 1938 - June 20, 2017

Valerie Schuetz, 78, of Hot Springs passed peacefully on June 20, 2017. She was born in Anina, Romania on November 27, 1938 to the late Johann and Theresia Chladny. Valerie was a member of the German Edelweiss Club and was a phenomenal dancer. She especially enjoyed German Folk Dancing (particularly the Polka) and ballroom dancing. The one thing Valerie loved above all else was her family,...
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Betty Jean Greenlee

April 8, 1920 - June 20, 2017

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Jeanne Melton White

February 5, 1942 - June 20, 2017

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Louise Geurin

January 16, 1945 - June 19, 2017

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Florine Coe

November 23, 1924 - June 15, 2017

Florine Blanche Coe, 92, of Hot Springs, AR, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 15, 2017 with her family at her side.A faithful Christian, Florine’s life centered on her Lord and her family. An accomplished cook, her yeast rolls, cookies, and dressing were legendary at family gatherings.She enjoyed knitting and crocheting hats and booties for mission trips, family and others.She was a...
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Taralee Johnston

November 12, 1948 - June 11, 2017

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James Anthony Gaines

November 24, 1969 - June 9, 2017

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Nancy Miller

December 11, 1958 - June 9, 2017

Nancy Miller, 58, of Mena passed away June 9, 2017. She was born to the late Samuel and Virginia Nance in Peoria, Illinois.Nancy worked as a State Farm Agent for over 18 years in the small town of Mena. This sometimes made quick trips to the store not so quick. She was always generous with a kind word, friendly visit, and sympathetic ear.Nancy‘s life was her family. She loved cooking...
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Richard Krause

June 5, 1942 - June 9, 2017

Richard J. Krause, 75, of Hot Springs passed peacefully on June 9, 2017. He was born on June 5, 1942 to the late Richard and Helen Krause in Chicago, Illinois.Richard loved to spend his time outdoors camping, hunting and fishing with the love of his life and best friend, Sharon. He was a devoted member of First Baptist Church and adored his church family.Richard was fortunate enough to work for...
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Marjorie Griffith

March 18, 1923 - June 3, 2017

Marjorie Marie Griffith, 94, of Hot Springs was welcomed into Heaven on June 3, 2017. She was born a coal miner’s daughter in the small mining community of Davey, West Virginia. Marge was the first of nine children born to the late Charles and Violet Roddy.It was friends who knew before Marge and Fred that they were meant to be together. The young soldier was in the small town of...
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Clyde A. Love

March 17, 1944 - June 2, 2017

Clyde Anderson “Buck” Love Sr., 73, of Royal, passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017. He was born on March 17, 1944 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the son of Luther and Nellie Love. Buck was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved wife Mary L. Love, five brothers and one sister. Survivors include his children, Beckie (Kelly) Mayo, Clyde Jr. (Christina), Tony, Jason (Robin) and...
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Cleon Silence

August 16, 1942 - June 2, 2017

Cleon M Silence, 74, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, passed away peacefully with family and friends on June 2, 2017. He was born to Hollis and Margie Silence on August 16, 1942 in Tipton County, Indiana. Cleon was a graduate of Prairie High School, he then worked at Haynes Int’l for 38 years. He was a member of the Austin Lodge for 50 years. Cleon loved antiques and horse racing. Preceding...
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Karl Wilmer Lund

January 4, 1944 - June 2, 2017

Karl Lund, 73, of Hot Springs Village passed away June 2, 2017. Just four days in to 1944, Karl was born in Great Falls, Montana to the late Wilmer and Ruth Lund. Karl excelled academically and earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State. He was very proud of the 31 years he spent as a chemical engineer for 3M. Karl enjoyed to bowl, he also enjoyed being...
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Pamela Jane Hall

September 5, 1947 - May 31, 2017

Pamela Jane Hall, 69, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, passed away May 31, 2017. She was born September 5, 1947 to Will & Martha Hall. Pamela was an amazing sister, aunt, and friend.She was preceded in death by her father, mother, and her sister, Beverly Whitley.Survivors include her brother, Keith Hall, his wife Camellia Hall; niece, Lauren Whitley; nephews, David Hall, Douglas Hall and his wife...
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Yvette DesFosses

September 24, 1936 - May 31, 2017

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Virgil M. Goodwin

April 26, 1925 - May 30, 2017

Virgil Milton Goodwin, 92, of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, May 30th, 2017. He was born April 26, 1925 in Benton, Arkansas, and as a believer in Jesus Christ, is now a resident of Heaven! Family was so important to Virgil. His grandchildren brought him great joy. As a member of over sixty years, he was a fixture at Grand Avenue United Methodist Church. He was a member of the 82nd...
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Stephen L. Castleberry

September 1, 1939 - May 29, 2017

Dr. Stephen Lorn Castleberry, age 77 of Hot Springs passed away on May 29, 2017.He was born September 1, 1939, in Newport, Arkansas., the eldest son of the late Woodrow and Martha Castleberry. He was a 1956 graduate of Newport High School and a 1960 graduate of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He received a master’s degree and a doctorate degree from Memphis State University. ...
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Joyce Schardt

July 17, 1934 - May 28, 2017

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Ruby Cant

January 30, 1941 - May 27, 2017

Ruby Jean Cant, 76, of Hot Springs passed peacefully on May 27, 2017. She was born on January 30, 1941 to the late Johnie and Joyce Lemke in Hickory Ridge, Arkansas. Ruby was a very kind person who always put others first and enjoyed taking care of people. She will be greatly missed. Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Andrew Cant; children, Judy Jennings (Phil) and David Proxmire (Melinda...
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James Banton

March 24, 1944 - May 26, 2017

James A. “Jim” Banton, 73, of Hot Springs Village, arrived at his Heavenly home shortly after the sun set on May 26, 2017. He was born in Wilson, Arkansas, in the spring of 1944 to the late Ernest and EvaBell Banton. Nicknamed “Speedy,” he set several school track records for the state of Arkansas. Shortly after high school, he enlisted in the Navy proudly serving in...
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Virginia H. Meny

March 11, 1929 - May 22, 2017

Virginia Meny, 86, of Hot Springs, passed into the arms of the Lord on May 22, 2017. She was born in Tillar, Arkansas, to the late Layfayette and Nora Phelps Hilderbrand.Virginia started every morning on the phone with her dear friend, Sister Perlene (McWilliams). They would discuss the day and pray. Virginia was powered by prayer, loved reading her bible, and was a longtime member of both the...
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Haley Marie Goodman

June 9, 2003 - May 20, 2017

Haley Marie Goodman, 13, of Hot Springs, was granted her angel wings on May 20, 2017, following a seven month battle with leukemia. Her perseverance, strength, and courage were an example to friends and family who gathered to lift her in prayer and love during her final hours. Every moment with their precious, beautiful girl was a lesson that each day is a blessing and an opportunity to make...
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Samuel Leo Green

July 2, 1934 - May 19, 2017

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Patricia J. VanWinkle

October 6, 1940 - May 19, 2017

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Mary Lammon

November 28, 1931 - May 15, 2017

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Ann Davis

May 14, 1933 - May 7, 2017

Ann B. Davis, 83, of Conway, formally of Hot Springs, passed away May 7, 2017. Ann was born in Norfolk, Virginia on May 14, 1933 to the late John and Ruby Hamm Angerer. Mark Twain wrote, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness,” and as a military wife during both the Korean and Vietnam conflicts, Ann was able to travel the world with her children. A very...
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Loie W. Perry

May 8, 1940 - May 6, 2017

Loie Wayne Perry, 76, of Hot Springs, passed away on May 6, 2017. Loie was born in Gurdon, Arkansas to the late Wilma and Willie Perry on May 8, 1940 the third of five children.After attending Gurdon High School, Loie proudly served in the United States Air Force as an aircraft mechanic with the B-52 squadron and while stationed at Atwater, he met Rita Chew whom he married in 1961. Upon ending...
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Johnnie Mae Peoples

April 29, 1932 - May 6, 2017

Johnnie Mae Peoples, 85, of Hot Springs, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Johnnie was born in Mount Ida, Arkansas on April 29, 1932 to the late Charlie and Tennie Lisenby. Johnnie Mae was known for her home cooking. Her down home style, genuine love, and desire to feed everyone rib-sticking food, endeared her to all who met her. Those lucky enough to have known her...
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Robert Louis Deist

November 25, 1938 - May 5, 2017

Robert Louis “Bob” Deist, 78, of Hot Springs, passed away May 5, 2017 while traveling. Every state in the Union, thirty countries, and five continents have been visited by Bob. “Travel as far as you can, as often as you can,” was one of Bob’s favorite sayings; it was said almost as often as “Love the Lord with all your heart.” And Bob did. As members of...
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Teresa Ann Cheatum

April 1, 1968 - May 5, 2017

Teresa Ann Cheatum, 49, of Hot Springs, died May 5, 2017.Teresa is survived by her daugthers Nakia Cheatum, Carlie Cheatum, grandchildren Kyon Cheatum, Aaliyah Cheatum and Na’Ryah Cheatum, her sisters Angela Sheets and Charlene Hooten, her ex-husband Bill Cheatum and several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her mother Doris Chiarelli and her Father Eugene Chiarelli...
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Neoma L. Eskew

June 28, 1940 - May 1, 2017

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Rose Howard

June 7, 1946 - April 27, 2017

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Hazel Hendrix Shaw

June 20, 1929 - April 20, 2017

Hazel B. Ragsdale Hendrix Shaw, 87, of Hot Springs, went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 20, 2017. Hazel was born to the late Marion and Minnie Speers Ragsdale on June 20, 1929.She was preceded in death by her parents, husband J.B. Hendrix, son J.R. Hendrix, and great- grandson T.J. Smith.Hazel is survived by her husband, Chester Shaw; son, Donnie (Lisa) Hendrix of Hampton; daughter,...
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Rose Jepko

July 24, 1933 - April 17, 2017

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Archie Andrew Roseboom

July 11, 1937 - April 15, 2017

Archie A. Roseboom, Jr, 79, of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away Saturday, April 15th, 2017. He was born June 11, 1937 in Hiawatha, Kansas to the late Archie and Beulah Mann Roseboom. Archie loved to travel and met many notable characters in his life, including Pope John Paul II, Muhamad Ali, and Neil Armstrong. He was a train fanatic. After serving our country in the United...
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Billy Jack Essley

September 20, 1963 - April 15, 2017

Billy Essley passed away peacefully in his sleep at home Saturday, April 15, 2017 after a long illness. Billy was born Sept. 20,1963 to Donna Jane Kinsall in Wichita, Kansas and was later adopted by his maternal grandparents, Bill and Mary Jane Essley, and lived in Hot Springs since May 26th , 1970.He attended Fountain Lake and Oakland Elementary schools , Southwest Jr. High, and graduated from...
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Martha A. Thomason

April 11, 1934 - April 15, 2017

Martha Ann Thomason, 83, of Bonnerdale passed peacefully on April 15, 2017. She was born on April 11, 1934 to the late Russel and Josie McGehee. Martha loved to crochet, garden and more than anything else she loved being a mother and granny. Meeting her in heaven is her husband of more than 40 beautiful years, James Thomason and siblings, Beverly Ball, Betty Harris, Ronald McGehee, Bobby McGehee...
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Frances Jo Morris

December 19, 1931 - April 13, 2017

Frances Jo Morris, 85, of Hot Springs, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, April 13, 2017. She was born in Hot Springs on December 19, 1931 to the late William “Ike” and Agnes Hymus. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Joseph Morris (Becky), Philip Morris, Jill Morris, and Julianna “Julie” Morris Dickerson; grandchildren, Jordan Morris Dickerson, Jesse...
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Ernestine H. Alexander

January 13, 1925 - April 12, 2017

Ernestine Alexander, 92, of Hot Springs, passed peacefully April 12, 2017. Ernestine was born in Monroe, Louisiana to the late Arnold and Ida Hostetler.Ernestine graduated from high school in Brinkley, Arkansas and began a career at Monsanto which lasted over 30 years.She was a devoted member of First Christian Church where she was involved in numerous capacities including choir and the...
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Randy Batterton

June 14, 1954 - April 12, 2017

Randy Batterton, 62, was born June 14, 1954 and went to the “Land of the Pretty People” on April 12, 2017.He was a life member of the Union Iron Workers Local 321, an avid motorcyclist and loved a good barge ride on Lake Ouachita.His quick wit and charm will be missed by his numerous friends.Randy is predeceased by his father, Howard and his brother, Greg. He leaves his loving wife,...
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Martha Anne Coleman

October 27, 1932 - April 8, 2017

Martha Anne Coleman, 84, of Hot Springs, passed away of natural causes on Saturday, April 8, 2017. She was born in Madison, Wisconsin on October 27, 1932, to the late Willis and Anne Wyles Coleman. She is preceded in death by her brother Bill Coleman and sister-in-law Charlotte Coleman. She is survived by her brother Tracy (Judy) Coleman of Hot Springs; nephews, Mark (Shanna) Coleman and...
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Katrina Brown

October 4, 1943 - April 7, 2017

Katrina M. Brown, 73, of Hot Springs, passed away at home Friday, April 7, 2017. Katrina was born October 4, 1943 in Texarkana, Texas to the late Milton R. and Katrina S. (Sykes) Simington. Several years following the premature death of her father, Milton, her mother married James H. Williams, III, who adopted Katrina. She attended Henderson State in the early sixties before leaving to care for...
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Allen H. Groth

June 21, 1933 - April 7, 2017

Allen H. Groth, 83, a resident of Hot Springs Village since 1992, passed away April 7, 2017. He was born June 21, 1933 in Cedarburg, Wisconsin to Melvin and Elizabeth Groth.He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Raymond. He is survived by Vivian, his loving and devoted wife of 61 years; children Karen (William) Meyer of Menomonee Falls, WI and Cynthia(Michael) Lefevre of La Crosse,...
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Genelle Vanderslice Triffet

July 2, 1922 - April 6, 2017

Genelle Vanderslice Triffet, 94, of Hot Springs died Thursday, April 6, 2017. Mrs.Triffet was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Robert Wilton Triffet, Jr.; her parents, Benjamin and Thelma Johnson Vanderslice; brother Gerald Lee Vanderslice, all of Hot Springs; and sister Geraldine Barnes of Ruston, LA. She is survived by one son, Robert Wilton Triffet, III of Hot Springs;...
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John Whitney Luse

May 2, 1943 - April 5, 2017

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John Luse

May 2, 1943 - April 5, 2017

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John Luse

May 2, 1943 - April 5, 2017

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Patricia C. Jackson

November 12, 1937 - April 5, 2017

Patricia C. Jackson, 79, of Hot Springs passed away Wednesday, April 5th, 2017. She was born in the Philippines on November 12th, 1937. Pat was a loving wife and friend. She loved to travel and to shop. Although she was a devout Catholic, Pat adored her second church, Grand Avenue United Methodist. She made many friends through her affiliation with Woodmen...
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Bill Max Acord

April 26, 1937 - April 3, 2017

Bill M. Acord 79, of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas passed away Monday, April 3rd, 2017. He was born April 26th, 1937 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas to Leonard and Nellie Burchfield Acord.You would have loved to watch the Razorbacks with Bill; he had a witty sense of humor and really fostered a cheerful atmosphere. He was a loving father, grandfather, and friend to many. A Christian man, he loved to...
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Charles Steigler

September 14, 1949 - April 2, 2017

Charles D. Steigler Jr., 67, of Hot Springs, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 2, 2017. He was born in Hot Springs to the late Charles D. and E.B. Steigler. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Robin D. Steigler; daughters, Alison A. (Ryan) Moyle and Lauren D. Roberts; grandchildren, Lucy C. Moyle, Annabelle D. Moyle and Nicholas C. Roberts; sister Diane S. (Bill) Jarrell; and many...
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Robert Kortenber

October 29, 1935 - April 1, 2017

Robert Louis Kortenber Jr., 81, of Hot Springs, passed away on April 1, 2017. He was the son of Robert L. and Carlene Kortenber. He was predeceased by his parents; brother Charles Kortenber; sister Linda Glover; and son Michael Kortenber. He was a graduate of Pine Bluff High School and attended college at Arkansas State University and Kansas University. He is survived by his wife Sandy; son...
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Daniel Aksamit

February 20, 1979 - March 30, 2017

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Donna Wilson

October 16, 1961 - March 29, 2017

Donna Wilson, 55, of Bismarck, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on October 16, 1961, in Mena, Arkansas to her mother Gladys Miller and father Loyd Tibbs. Donna takes to heaven the love of her family and her friends. A truly welcoming and happy spirit Donna enjoyed many things in life, but none so much as being with her family. Lighthouses always...
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Alan Kohutek

September 27, 1947 - March 28, 2017

Alan Kohutek, 69, of Hot Springs passed away March 28, 2017. Alan was the youngest of twelve children born in Cureo, Texas, to the late Albert and Lottie Kohutek. He was a man whose of love fishing and being on the water was second only to his family. Missing the quiet comfort of his presence will be his wife Beverly; children Ashley Wilkey, Brian Kohutek , Andrea Kohutek, Racee Waters, and...
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Lester B. Burnett

July 10, 1935 - March 27, 2017

Lester Burnett, 81, of Hot Springs passed away March 27, 2017. Lester was born in Scott County, Arkansas to the late Elijah and Nettie Burnett. Whether he was cooking or tinkering in his shop, Lester was of the generation who could “take nothing and make something”.A quiet, kind man, Lester loved the Lord and his Leonard Street Baptist Church family. He was also very blessed in his...
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Dean M. Bauer

April 4, 1952 - March 27, 2017

Rev. Dean M. Bauer, 64, of Hot Springs Village passed away Monday, March 27, 2017. Dean was born in Berkley, California to the late John and Dorthea Bauer. After high school, Dean attended Concordia Lutheran Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It was a path which suited him well, as he was devout in his faith and truly devoted to sharing the Gospel. Dean eventually retired from being a Lutheran...
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Pauline Ford

May 21, 1929 - March 27, 2017

Pauline Ford, 87, of Hot Springs passed peacefully on March 27, 2017. She was born on May 21, 1929 in Nurnberg, Germany to the late Leonhard and Frieda Rhor. Pauline was of the Baptist faith and loved to hunt, fish and tend to her flowers. She also had a passion for bingo and scratch off lottery tickets. Meeting Pauline in Heaven is her late husband, William L. Ford; two sisters; one brother;...
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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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