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Joseph Darrington Wilson, Jr.

February 17, 1926 - June 19, 2015

Joseph D. Wilson Jr., 89, of Hot Springs Village passed away on June 19, 2015. Mr. Wilson was born on February 17, 1926 to Joseph and Annie Wilson in Union, Mississippi. Joseph proudly served in the US Army during World War II. He enjoyed bowling and playing golf. Joseph is survived by his son, Steve Wilson and wife Corina of Hot Springs Village. He is preceded in death by his parents, his...
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Karl Josef Eschenlohr

March 27, 2015 - June 10, 2015

Karl Josef Eschenlohr, 79 of Hot Springs Village passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2015. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on March 27, 1936, to the late Carl and Clara Eschenlohr. Preceded in death by his loving wife Alice Noreen Eschenlohr, Karl was a veteran of the United States Air Force, Master Gardner and an active member of the Greater Hot Springs Garden Railway Society. Karl is survived...
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Kathryn Nellie Perdue

July 10, 1925 - June 10, 2015

Kathryn Perdue, 89, of Hot Springs Village passed away on June 10, 2015. Kathryn was born July 10, 1925 in Lee County, Arkansas to William and Pearl James. Kathryn is survived by her 2 sons, Michael Shearin and wife Linda and Dawain Hachenberg, 2 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, 6 siblings, her son Rex Hachenberg, 1st husband Bruce Shearin and...
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James Yang

July 27, 1920 - June 9, 2015

James Yang, 94, of Hot Springs Village passed away on June 9, 2015 at a local hospital. James was born July 27, 1920 in Shanghai, China. Mr. Yang is survived by his wife, June. Arrangements have been entrusted to CedarVale Funeral Home.
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Mary Catherine Kay

February 16, 1923 - May 26, 2015

Mary C. Kay, 92, of Hot Springs Village passed away on May 26, 2015 at a local Hospice Facility. Mary was born February 16, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois to Carl and Mary E. (Dietz) Reichl. Mary was a member of Presbyterian Kirk in the Pines Church. Mary is survived by, her 3 daughters: Kathy Craig, Susan Tokh, and Linda Light and husband Warren, 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, and 1...
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Philip Ormand Bradley, Sr.

November 5, 1931 - May 19, 2015

Col. Philip Ormand Bradley Sr., 83, of Hot Springs Village passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015. He was born on November 5, 1931 in Sedan, Kansas to the late James O. Bradley and Ruth P. Briggs Bradley. Col. Bradley served his country for 24 years as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force in the Korean Conflict and VIetnam War and had the distinction of being a "Top Gun". In his younger years he received...
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Marcella Walter

February 17, 1917 - May 10, 2015

Marcella Walter, 98, of Hot Springs Village passed away peacefully, in her sleep on Mother's Day May 10, 2015. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 17, 1917 to Henrietta and George Horsch. Raised in Hammond, Indiana, graduated Hammond High where she met and later married Kenneth Walter (1938). They had two children and moved to Dyer, Indiana where they enjoyed the rural life: gardening,...
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Sandra Marie Graniello

July 15, 1945 - May 9, 2015

Ms. Sandra Marie Graniello, 69. of Hot Springs Village passed away May 09, 2015. She was born on July 15, 1945 in Bridgeport, Conn. to the late George Joseph Graniello and Jean Mary Melise Graniello. Ms. Graniello was a secretary in the Real estate Industry She is survived by a Special Friend Michael Romeo. Ms. Graniello was sent for cremation under the direction of CedarVale Funeral Home.No...
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Sherman Dockray Clark

December 16, 1923 - May 7, 2015

Mr. Sherman Dockray Clark, 91, passed beyond us Thursday, May 7, 2015 in Houston, TX. Born December 16, 1923 in Pittsburg, PA, the only son of Ralph Sherman Clark and Ella Mae Dockray Clark. After service in the U.S. Navy during WWII, Sherman graduated from Duke University, married his soulmate, Bert Claire Johnson and subsequently spent a career as an exploration geophysicist in all the world's...
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Shirley Alice Patterson Johnson

December 26, 1920 - May 1, 2015

Shirley P. Johnson, 94, of Hot Springs Village departed to her Heavenly Home on Friday, May 1, 2015, in the care of Hospice at Good Samaritan in Hot Springs Village. She was born December 26, 1920 to Florence and Percy Patterson in Chicago, Illinois. Shirley met the love of her life, Philip A. Johnson in 1943 on a blind date and on April 1, 1944 they were joined in Holy Matrimony. Shirley...
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Bertie Lou Eavey Brown

August 5, 1925 - April 27, 2015

Mrs. Bertie Lou Eavey Brown, 89, of Hot Springs Village passed away April 27, 2015. She was born on August 5, 1925 in LePorte, Indiana to the late Homer Eavey and May Loft Eave. Mrs. Brown was a registered nurse, a golfer and a member of Christ Of The Hills United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband of 67 years James M. "Jim" Brown, two daughters: Debra Smith and husband Larry,...
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Casimir "Casey" Sobczak

February 16, 1919 - April 22, 2015

Casimir 'Casey" Sobczak, 96, of Hot Springs Village passed away on April 22, 2015 at Heritage of Hot Springs. He was born February 16, 1919 in Chicago, Illinois to Michael and Marie (Janicki) Sobczak. While he was still a young boy, his family returned to Poland where he completed his schooling. During World War II, he joined the Polish Army, and spent three years in a German prison camp. After...
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Paul "Pap" Anton Poulsen

May 29, 1942 - April 17, 2015

Paul "Pap" Poulsen, 72, of Hot Springs Village passed away on April 17, 2015. He was born May 29, 1942 in Greeley, Colorado to Ray and Tillie Poulsen. Paul Poulsen, known to so many as "Pap", spent 22 years, from September 1961 until October 1983, in the US Navy Submarine Service and retired as a Master Chief. His second career, which lasted a little over 18 years, was with Pacific Gas &...
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Robert Thomas Hastings, SR.

February 26, 1926 - April 11, 2015

Robert Thomas Hastings Sr. was born in Buffalo, New York February 16, 1927. Robert and Virginia Moschel married in September 1948. He graduated from University of Buffalo in 195. Bob enlisted in the Navy in 1943 during World War II and retired as a Full Commander 25 years of service. As the C.O. of his unit in Niagara Falls, New York they were awarded the Noel Davis Trophy for Readiness for...
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Jean M. Holden

August 4, 1919 - April 7, 2015

Jean M. Holden, 95, of Hot Springs Village passed away on Tuesday, April 7, our loving, caring and courageous mother went peacefully into the arms of her Lord and Savior. Born Jean Boettcher on August 4, 1919 she was the only child of Ed and Stella Boettcher form Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. She attended local schools and later graduated from Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin where she met the...
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Rose Elenore Scott

August 5, 1928 - April 6, 2015

Rose Eleanor Scott, a native of Pittsburgh, PA, and longtime resident of Hot Springs Village, AR, passed away at her home on Monday, April 6, 2015. Rose was a lifelong Episcopalian and faithful member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church where she was actively involved with the Episcopal Church Women, the Holy Trinity Book Store, the Cursillo movement, her Reunion Group, and with parish outreach. ...
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Michael Ray Lipscomb

October 23, 1946 - April 3, 2015

Michael Ray Lipscomb, 68, of Hot Springs Village died on Friday, April 3, 2015 at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born in Jackson, Tennessee, only son of the late Raymond C. Lipscomb and Lila F. Lipscomb of Henderson, Tennessee. In 1968 he earned a B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University, later entering Memphis State Law School where he graduated with honors. Mike...
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Donna Deane Yester

December 16, 1925 - March 26, 2015

Mrs. Donna Deane Yester, 89, of Hot Springs Village passed away on March 26, 2015. She was born in Marietta, Ohio on December 16, 1925 to Charles and Della Porter Weinstock. She is survived by her husband Bill Yester, daughter Gayla Maxfield and husband Max, sons Charles Yester and wife Pamela and Martin Yester and wife Susan, three grandchildren, Chrostopher Tyler, William Yester and Katherine...
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Charlotte Ann Skinner

June 29, 1947 - March 24, 2015

Charlotte Skinner, 67, of Hot Springs Village passed away on March 24, 2015. She was born June 29, 1947 in Fairmont, Minnesota to Chester and Lucille Short. Charlotte graduated from Granada High School and then from Bemidji State University in Minnesota. She was an elementary teacher who taught school in Minnesota and South Dakota before teaching school for over 30 years in the Dollarway...
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Edsel Lee Van Hook

April 28, 1938 - March 16, 2015

Mr. Edsel Lee Van Hook, 76, of Hot Springs Village passed away March 16, 2015 at his residence. He was born April 28, 1938 to Sidney and Grace Woodall Van Hook in Pulaski County, Kentucky. Mr. Van Hook was a lab technician in the medical industry and served his country in the United States Air Force. In Hot Springs Village he was a member of the wood workers group and taught junior golf. He...
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Thomas George Lininger

October 6, 1933 - March 15, 2015

Thomas George Lininger, 81, of Hot Springs Village passed away on March 15, 2015 while at home with family. Tom was born October 06, 1933 in Galena, Illinois to Warren and Florence (Carey) Lininger. Tom served in the US Air Force during the Korean and Vietnam Wars and he was an avid golf enthusiast. Tom is survived by his wife Phyllis, his son Larry Lininger, daughter Penny and Gary Hughes...
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Barbara Agnus Young

January 7, 1921 - March 14, 2015

Barbara Angus Young, 94, of Hot Springs Village passed away on March 14, 2015. Ms. Young was born January 7, 1921 in Marietta, Georgia to the late Phil and Mary (Ward) Bates. Barbara is survived by her 3 children, Robert Young and wife Sue Ellen, Colleen Bland and husband Jim, and Cecelia Rittgers and husband Joe. Ms Young was Buried at Seaside Memorial Park in Corpus Christi, Texas. ...
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Richard Bruce Jenkins

July 31, 1936 - March 13, 2015

Richard B. Jenkins of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, formerly of Bondurant, Iowa, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2015. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, March 16th at the Christ of the Hills United Methodist Church in Hot Springs Village and at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday, March 19th. Born in West Des Moines on July 31, 1936, Richard graduated...
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Herbert Towle Perrin, Jr.

April 11, 1929 - March 7, 2015

Mr. Herbert Towle Perrin Jr., 85, Of Hot Springs Village passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015. He was born April 11, 1929 to Brigadier General Herbert T. Perrin and Anne Wilby Perrin, both deceased, at Ft. Benning, Georgia. Mr. Perrin graduated from Kenyon College in Gambier, OH. and received his MBA from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. He joined Inland Steel Co.'s 7th Training Group in 1950...
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Bruce Waldo

May 9, 1925 - March 2, 2015

Bruce Waldo was born on May 9, 1925, in Muskegon, Michigan. He graduated from Muskegon High School in 1943, and immediately enlisted in the Army Paratroops. In January 1945, he was with the 17th Airborne Division, 513 Paratroop Infantry, which was thrust into the Battle of the Bulge near Riems, France. His whole company was captured by the Germans. He eventually escaped from a Prisoner of War...
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Clarence Grant Onyett, Jr.

July 26, 1925 - February 26, 2015

Clarence Onyett, 89, of Hot Springs Village passed away on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Clarence was born July 26, 1925 in Cairo, Illinois and grew up in Sikeston, MO. to Clarence and Anna Onyett. Clarence served in the US Navy from 1940-1943. He went to Centralia Jr. College where he was a star Basketball player. He then went to Eastern Illinois University and got his Bachelors Degree in...
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David Lee Beattie

July 30, 1935 - February 24, 2015

Mr. David Lee Beattie, 79, of Hot Springs Village passed away on February 24, 2015. He was born July 30, 1935 in Saginaw, Michigan to the late James and Alta Garver Beattie. Mr. Beattie served 30 years in the IRS and was head of the IRS Data Center in Detroit, Michigan. He attended the University of Michigan and Oakland University and was also a Scottish Rite Mason attending the Whittington...
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Linda Beck Wilson Mihleder

August 22, 1939 - February 12, 2015

Linda Beck Wilson Mihleder, 75, of Hot Springs Village passed away on February 12, 2015. She was born August 22, 1939 in East Orange, New Jersey to the late John Harmon Wilson, Jr. and Elizabeth "Betty" Wallace Doherty. Mrs. Mihleder was a music teacher and attended Vassar College, the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Denver. She was a member of the Village Bible Church....
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Douglas Noel Wilson

November 30, 1937 - February 11, 2015

Douglas Noel Wilson, 77, passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Born in Michigan and raised in California, Doug's background includes serving in the US Air Force and a career as an accountant/controller before retiring to Arkansas in 2002. A life long Christian, Doug was involved with sharing his gifts serving the Village Bible Church, Lions Club and several other churches in the Village. ...
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Marilynn Jane Grieb Chrismas

July 5, 1921 - February 11, 2015

Marilynn G. Chrismas, 93, of Hot Springs Village passed away on February 11, 2015, Marilyn was born July 5, 1921 in Wilmington, NC to the late Napoleon and Lillian Grieb. Marilynn is survived by her husband of 62 years, John Chrismas, two daughters: Judith (Jim) Latzke of Paris, IL; Carol (Bruce) Brady of Hot Springs, 2 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. A Memorial service will be held...
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Willie Faye Williams Keys

October 1, 1919 - February 10, 2015

Willie Faye Williams Keys, 95, of Hot Springs Village passed away February 10, 2015. Mrs. Keys was born on October 1, 1919 to the late Paschal and Fannie McMenamy Williams in Emory, Texas. She was a seamstress and clothing designer and was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Keys is survived by two daughters: Janice Smith-Wyrick and husband Walt of Hot Springs Village, Ar. and Carolyn Lofland and...
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Frederick James Marquardt II

September 22, 1941 - February 8, 2015

Frederick James Marquardt II, 73, of Hot Springs Village passed away on February 8, 2015 while at home with his family. Fred was born Sept. 22, 1941 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Frederick Marquardt and Mary May Lindow Collins. Fred is survived by his wife of 51 years Bonnie, 2 sons: Frederick J. Marquardt III and wife Olivia, Franklin C. Marquardt and wife Jennifer, 6 grandchildren and 1 great...
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Jane Eleanor Hushaw

April 7, 1919 - February 3, 2015

Jane Eleanor Hushaw, of Hot Springs Village passed from this life on February 3rd at the age of 95. Eleanor was born on April 7, 1919 in Blandinsville, IL to Joseph and Ruie Wilson. She graduated from Blandinsville High School in 1937, and then attended cosmetology school. She married Wayne Hushaw on September 4, 1938. They were married for over 70 years until his death in 2009. Eleanor loved...
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William "Bill" Byron Cartmill

January 15, 1927 - February 3, 2015

William "Bill" Byron Cartmill, 88, of Benton passed away on February 3, 2015. Bill was born January 15, 1927 in Barnabus, West Virginia to John and Hannah (Wilson) Cartmill. He was a chemical engineer and did research for the Monsanto Corporation, a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, a Deacon in the Baptist Church and attended the 1st Southern Baptist Church in Bryant. His interests...
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Dolores "Dee" Marie Nease

January 19, 1929 - February 2, 2015

Together again!! Dolores Marie Nease, 86, of Hot Springs Village passed away February 2, 2015 to join her loving husband Jack Walter Nease in Heaven. Dolores was born on January 19, 1929 to Frank and Freda Harper Seng in Beatrice, Nebraska. She was known to friends as Dee. Dee was a very active member of the Christ Lutheran Church. Dee lead and served on multiple committees through the...
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Billy 'Bill" Gene Scholl

August 2, 1926 - January 27, 2015

Billy "Bill" Gene Scholl, 88, of Hot Springs passed away on January 27, 2015. Bill was born August 2, 1926 in Malakoff, Texas to Louis and Blanche (Vandagriff) Scholl. Bill was known as the Jazz Man, He played the trumpet in the Hot Springs Village Big Band, Village Dixielanders, Hot Springs Concert Band, and he sang in the choir at Presbyterian Kirk in the Pines Church. Bill is survived...
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Jayme Kaye McConnell

October 4, 1948 - January 23, 2015

Jayme Kaye McConnell, 66, of Hot Springs Village passed away on January 23, 2015. Jayme was born October 4, 1948 in Camden, Arkansas to Jimmy and Catherine Tutt. She was a Prayer Warrior and a member at Barcelona Road Baptist Church. Jayme is survived by her mother Catherine Tutt, her 2 children: Kevin and wife Sherry, and Kimberly McConnell, her brother Eddie and wife Sarah, 3...
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Margie Lucille Turner

April 20, 1919 - January 22, 2015

Margie Lucille Turner, of Hot Springs Village went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at the age of 95 years, 9 months, and 3 days. She passed away from natural causes at Village Springs Health & Rehabilitation in Hot Springs, AR. Margie was born on April 20, 1919 in Paducah, Kentucky to John Robert and Girtha (Smith) Butcher. She married George William Turner of Paducah....
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James Floyd Chesser

February 24, 1938 - January 18, 2015

James F. Chesser, 76, of Hot Springs Village passed away on January 18, 2015 at a local hospital. James was born February 24, 1938 in Bakersfield, CA to Robert and Elva Belle Chesser. He is survived by 1 son, Robert Chesser and wife Veronique of Kansas City, MO; 3 daughters: Janice Chesser, Teri Chesser-Lee of Millsap, TX; and Sherrie Cooper of Weatherford, TX; 8 grandchildren, 3 brothers:...
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George Lawrence Larson

December 29, 1925 - January 18, 2015

George Lawrence Larson, 89, of Hot Springs Village passed away January 18, 2015. He was born on December 29, 1925 to the late Lawrence and Hildur Larson, in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Larson was a math teacher for 30 years in the Chicago area in Illinois and had a Master Degree in Science and Mathematics. He was of the Lutheran faith. Mr. Larson served his country during World War II in the Army Air...
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Leland Albert Lochhaas

November 1, 1924 - January 17, 2015

Pastor Leland A. Lochhaas, 90, of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas entered into Heavenly bliss on January 17, 2015 at a local hospital. He was born November 1, 1924 in Des Peres, Missouri to Albert C. and Henrietta W. Lochhaas. A WWII veteran, Pastor Leland was ordained into the Lutheran Church in 1952, and served as pastor of St. John's in Burr Oak, MI; Emmanuel in Waterloo, IL; and Trinity in...
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George Francis Wallace

February 28, 1919 - January 16, 2015

Mr. George Francis Wallace, 95, of Hot Springs Village passed away Friday, January 16, 2015. He was born February 28, 1919 to the late Hugh and Marion Clements Wallace in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Wallace was a Board Executive for the City of Chicage Transportation Union, a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church and also of the Knights of Columbus. He served his country in the...
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Thomas Earl Bolson, Sr.

January 26, 1920 - January 16, 2015

Thomas Earl Bolson, Sr. 94, of Hot Springs Village, AR. Passed away on January 16, 2015. Tom was born Jan 26, 1920 in Eureka, Kansas to Thomas Bolson and Mary Fritts. Tom was an avid golfer and he was in the Card Club, RV Group, Anglers Club, Shriners, Elks, Chat & Chew, and Dance Club. He was a member of the Christian Church. Tom worked for 40 years as Train Master for the Missouri Pacific...
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Carol May Weber

October 6, 1936 - January 14, 2015

Carol M. Weber, 78, of Hot Springs Village passed on to be with her husband Richard on January 14, 2015. Carol was born October 6, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Samuel and May Singel. Carol is survived by her cousin Wayne and wife Jean Singel, of Hot Springs Village, cousin Linda Griffin of Hot Springs Village and cousin Marlond Phenicie of Florida. Carol will be missed by friends...
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John "Jack" Edward Shubert

January 20, 1931 - January 12, 2015

Jack E. Shubert, 83, of Hot Springs Village passed away on January 12, 2015. Jack was born January 20, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois to Rudolph and Laura Shubert. Jack is survived by his wife Ursula, his 2 children: Mark Shubert and Susan & Allan Channell and granddaughter Leah, his brother in law Rudolf & Edeltraud Maekler of Germany, sisters in law: Lucille and Sylvia Shubert and Eva Toenies of...
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Benjamin "Ben" Russell Tuck

August 1, 1975 - January 11, 2015

Ben R. Tuck, 39, of Hot Springs Village passed away on January 11, 2015. Ben was born in Maukesha, Wisconsin to David and Brenda Tuck. Ben is survived by his 2 children, Alex and Isabelle Tuck, his brother Chris (Lisa) Tuck and his sister Jeanette (Wesley) Dockery, His nephews: Joshua, Wesley and Michael Dockery, Caleb and Dillon Tuck. He is preceded in death by his parents and his beloved...
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Ethel Beatrice McElfresh Hannon

December 23, 1915 - January 9, 2015

Ethel B. McElfresh Hannon, 99, of Hot Springs Village passed away on January 9, 2015. Ethel was born December 23, 1915 in Farmersville, Texas to Henry and Lily (Staton) Goode. Ethel is survived by her two children, Barbara (Alton) Norrell and Dwain (Janet) McElfresh, her sister Robbie Jo Houser, 3 grandchildren: Natalie, Karen, and Jeremy, 2 great-grandchildren: Dalton and Aspen, 2 step...
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Jane Minor Sykes

October 19, 1931 - January 8, 2015

Jane M. Sykes, 83, of Hot Springs Village Passed away on January 8, 2015. Jane was born on October 19, 1931 in Cushing, Oklahoma to Samuel and Mary Minor. Jane is survived by her 3 children: Gary Tegman (Lisa), Kay Kirtland and Pamela Fancy, 9 grandchildren: Sara Jane, Cody, Casey, David, James, Westen, Aukai, Ikaika and Tabitha, and 3 great-grandchildren, Isabella, Trenton and Lela Kay, 3...
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Cherral Ann Luczkowski

September 16, 1935 - January 6, 2015

Cherral Ann Robinson Luczkowski, 79, of Hot Springs Village, passed away January 6, 2015 at a local hospital. Cherral was born in Pontiac, Michigan, to Miles and Grace Robinson of Birmingham, Michigan. She was preceded in death by her parents. Cherral is survived by her son, Mark Luczkowski, of Midlothian, VA; a daughter, Lucia Luczkowski, of Houston, TX; and her sister, Kayleen HillHancook ...
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Jasper "JL" Kemp

January 26, 1940 - January 4, 2015

Jasper L. "JL" Kemp, 74, of Malvern passed away on January 4, 2015. JL was born in Malvern to Jasper Owen and Linnea Bell (Foster) Kemp. JL is preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters: Mary Matlock and Betty Cupit, 1 brother, Samuel Max Kemp, 1 grandson, Jake Walker and the mother of his children, Linda Kemp-Ragen. He is survived by his 4 children: Jasper Lewis Kemp and Tina and Tonia, Gene...
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Gayle Louise Ryberg Hall

September 20, 1936 - December 20, 2014

Gayle Louise Ryberg Hall passed away suddenly on December 20, 2014 at her home in Hot Spring Village, Arkansas. She was born on September 20, 1936 in San Benito, Texas. Gayle is survived by her husband Alvin Hall, Jr., two daughters, Cynthia Gayle Martch and husband Eddy Martch of Katy. TX; Stephanie Marie Buske and husband Stan Buske of Franklin, TN; One brother: August Ryberg, Jr. and wife...
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Barbara Jean Larson

November 17, 1936 - December 19, 2014

Barbara J. Larson, 78, of Hot Springs Village passed away on Friday, December 19, 2014 at a local hospital surrounded by family. Barbara was born November 17, 1936 in Peoria, Illinois to the late Earl and Cora Mowder. Barbara was very active in her Christ of the Hills United Methodist Church; she was a member of AAUW of HSV, the Village Quilting Guild and the mahjong group. Barbara is...
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Winona Ruth Johnson

April 22, 1928 - December 18, 2014

Winona Ruth Johnson, 86, of Hot Springs Village passed away December 18, 2014 at a local hospital. Winona was born in Grand Junction, Colorado to Orville and Frances Hughes. Winona is preceded in death by her parents, her 3 brothers, Orville, Kenneth and Morris, and her son Larry Orr. She is survived by the love of her life, Lawrence "Larry" Johnson, and her loving daughter Rebecca Merrill, of...
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Vivian Lorraine Mau

May 7, 1919 - December 13, 2014

Vivian Lorraine Mau, nee Zeman, of Hot Springs Village, passed away on December 13, at a private care residence in Hot Springs. Vivian was born May 7, 1919 in Chicago, IL to Arthur and Lydia Zeman. She grew up in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago. After graduation from Waller High School, Vivian attended Moser business school, married Kenneth on June 8, 1940, and worked off and on as a secretary,...
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Mary Louise Lampman

February 11, 1919 - December 12, 2014

Mary Louise Huffman Lampman went to be with the Lord Jesus on Friday, December 12, 2014. She was born in 1919 in Winchester, Tennessee—a little town in the Cumberland Mountains half way between Nashville and Chattanooga—to Elma Adeline Taylor and James Thomas Huffman. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Marie, two brothers James and William Huffman and son-in-law Tony...
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Betty Jo Hartsell Leipold

October 10, 1925 - November 20, 2014

Betty Jo (Hartsell) Leipold, 89, of Hot Springs Village passed away on November 20, 2014 following a short illness. Betty Jo was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on October 10, 1925 to Homer and Jamie (Van Reese) Hartsell. She attended Central High School. Upon graduation from high school she enrolled at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock. 1947 marked the beginning of a lifelong love affair...
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Francis (Frank) E. Hadley III

August 22, 1919 - November 11, 2014

Frank E. Hadley III, 95, of Hot Springs Village passed away on November 11, 2014 at Arkansas Hospice, St Vincent Hot Springs. Frank was born August 22, 1919 in Newark, NJ to Francis E. Hadley Jr. and Mary Addison Waterberry Hadley. He had one brother Wilford and one sister Minnie. Frank moved to Red Bank, NJ, married his High School sweetheart Mary Alice Wikoff, who passed away in 2003. Frank...
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Richard Warren Bracewell

November 7, 1930 - November 10, 2014

Richard Warren Bracewell, 84, of Hot Springs Village passed away on November 10, 2014. Richard was born November 7, 1930 in Stuart, Iowa to Starkey M. and Alice (Walker) Bracewell. He married Gerry Pratt in Des Moines, Iowa on August 25, 1950. Richard served in the US Army during the Korean War. He worked for Standard Oil Company for 20 years, and later owned Arbee Oil Co. before retiring in...
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Judith Ann Bufkin

September 3, 1940 - November 7, 2014

Judy Payne Bufkin of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas passed away November 7, 2014 after a brief illness. A former Lansing resident, Judy was predeceased by her husband Dick Bufkin, as well as her parents Ab and Pat Payne. She is survived by her sister Deborah (Bill) Laverty of Lansing and many dear friends. Judy excelled in all that she did. She was an accomplished artist, an avid traveler,...
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Ned Arlan Wilson

July 3, 1931 - November 4, 2014

Ned Arlan Wilson, 83, of Hot Springs Village passed away on November 4, 2014 at a local hospital. Ned was born July 3, 1931 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late H. Verle and Beula (Jones) Wilson. He graduated from Ben Davis High School in 1949, and then graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1955. Ned served as a Captain in the United States Air Force. Following a residency, he...
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James Donald Dressler

April 6, 1947 - November 3, 2014

Jim Dressler, 67, of Hot Springs Village passed away on Monday, November 3, 2014 while at home. Jim was born April 6, 1947 in Hutchinson, Kansas to George Dressler and Lucille Wiebe. Jim served in the US Army during the Vietnam War; he worked and retired for the BNSF Railroad, and he was a member of Mountainside Methodist Church. Jim "Papa Jim" was wonderful with his grandchildren and he will be...
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Walter Clark Rasmussen

April 5, 1925 - October 21, 2014

Walter C. Rasmussen, 89, of Hot Springs Village passed away October 21, 2014 at a local hospital. Walter was born April 5, 1925 in Kenosha, Wisconsin to George and Anna Rasmussen. Walter served in the US Army during WWII. He was a member of the VFW, and The American Legion. He had a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering and worked for the Illinois State Highway of Transportation. Walter is...
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Willis Laverne Tyler

April 22, 1921 - October 12, 2014

Willis L. (Bill) Tyler passed away Sunday, October 12. Bill was born April 22, 1921 in Alta Vista, Iowa. He attended school there and then went on to barber college in Cedar Rapids. He barbered with his father in Alta Vista for a short time before entering the war effort. He fought in the Philippines including the battle of Okinawa. After the war was over in the Pacific he was sent to Korea...
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John Norwood Saylor

March 27, 1924 - October 7, 2014

John Norwood Saylor, longtime resident of Hot Springs, born March 27, 1924 in Pulaski, Iowa, to Robert and Mildred (Rains) Saylor. He passed away on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. John served his country in the U. S. Marine Corps in the Pacific during World War II and was at the flag raising on Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima. He married Gertrude Hartzler on June 15, 1946 and was the proud father of four...
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William "Bill" Richard Blanchard

March 11, 1945 - October 1, 2014

William (Bill) Blanchard lost his battle with cancer on October 1, 2014 in Hot Springs Village, AR. He was born March 11, 1945 Bill, and adopted by his loving parents, James and Irene Blanchard. He graduated from Royal Oak Dondero High School in 1963 and entered the US Navy during the Vietnam War. Bill then earned his degree at Wayne State University and his Master's degree at University of...
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Cheryl Lee Macheledt

March 27, 1945 - September 29, 2014


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Lavon Octavia Carroll

November 22, 1922 - September 28, 2014


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Regina Raye Haun

August 15, 1963 - September 27, 2014

Regina Raye Haun, 51, of Hot Springs Village passed away on Saturday, September 27, 2014. She was born August 15, 1963 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Robert E. and Eva Raye White. Regina was a multi talented strong mother, wife and grandmother. Her talent was unsurpassable including, master cake baker, car mechanic, amazing seamstress, sheet rock hanger, book and poem auther, party planner, and so...
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Ira Wilford Walker

April 20, 1923 - September 23, 2014

Ira W. Walker passed away peacefully on Sept 23, 2014 at age 91. A native of Poplar Bluff, Missouri and a resident of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas since 1988, he was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Walker of Poplar Bluff and by Deloris, his wife of 56 years. He is survived by his son Robert, his grandson Robert Jr., and his daughter in law Lili who reside in Northern...
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Barbara VanHook

March 1, 1941 - September 16, 2014

Barbara VanHook, 73, of Hot Springs Village passed away on September 16, 2014 while at home with family. She was born March 1, 1941 in Wiesbaden, Germany to the late Otto and Elisabeth Gravendieck. Barbara is survived by her husband of 53 years, Edsel VanHook, 1 son, Thomas and wife Pam Van Hook of Corinth, TX; 1 daughter, Tanja and husband Franklin Foil, 4 grandchildren: Corey VanHook,...
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Jimmy Lynn Gillham

January 8, 1938 - September 10, 2014

Jimmy Lynn Gillham, 76, of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas passed away on September 10, 2014. Jimmy was born in Commerce, Texas to JD and Frankie Gillham and later was raised in Greenville, Texas. Jimmy graduated from Greenville High School in 1955, in 1956 he started working at (LTV Electric Systems, E-Systems,) Raytheon Corporation. He started out on flight line, purchasing, accounting and...
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John "Jack" Rodgers

July 6, 1934 - September 3, 2014

John Churchill Rodgers "Jack", 80, of Hot Springs Village went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. Jack was born on July 6, 1934 in Brooklyn, New York to Churchill and Florence Rodgers. After graduating from Colgate University, he worked at Shell Oil Company for 30 years. Jack's life was centered on his faith in Jesus, his family, and serving others. Whether it was his...
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Charles Gilbert Fey

February 15, 1926 - August 29, 2014

Charles Gilbert Fey, 88, of Hot Springs Village passed away August 29, 2014. He was born February 15, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York to Charles and Marie Fey. Charles proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II, He was a member of the VFW and the Naval LSM. He lived in Dallas, Texas where he became a bus driver for the city of Dallas. After retiring he and Peggy moved to Hot...
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Brian Otto Hain

February 16, 1938 - August 21, 2014

Brian Otto Hain, 76, of Hot Springs Village went into the loving arms of Jesus on Aug 21, 2014. He was born Feb. 16, 1938 in Oak Park, Illinois to Otto and Frances Hain. Brian was preceded in death by his sister Joyce Hart. Brian is survived by his wife Nancy, his three sons, Mark, Todd, and Brian T. Brian was a Carpenter Superintendent that built commercial buildings in the Illinois area...
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Billie Jean Powers

November 10, 1927 - August 6, 2014

Billie Jean Powers, 86, of Hot Springs Village passed away on Aug. 6, 2014. She was born Nov. 10, 1927 in Bastrop, Louisiana to William and Pearl Hurst. She lived in Hot Springs Village for 25 years, and attended the HSV Bible Study Group. Billie Jean is survived by her daughter Beverly "Jean" Hemler, twin granddaughters: Jeannie Ryan & Jennifer Wilson, 4 great-grandchildren: Aedan & Megan...
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Retus Hedgepeth Zierke

March 28, 1930 - July 13, 2014

Retus Hedgepeth Zierke, of Hot Springs Village, called the Hogs for the last time Sunday, July 13, 2014. She is survived by her loving husband, Chuck, her children, Steve Hedgepeth and Beverly Hedgepeth (Jim Vaden), her stepchildren, Bill Zierke (Mary) and Sue Zierke Johnson (Kevin), 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Ira Walker, and 2 nephews. ...
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Frank "Duffy" Fowler, Jr.

May 20, 1932 - July 3, 2014

Frank "Duffy" Fowler Jr., 82, of Hot Springs Village passed away on July 3, 2014 at a local hospital. Frank was born May 20, 1932 in Baltimore, Maryland to Frank Sr. and Mildred Tall. Frank proudly served in the US Marine Corp, he was a member in many groups, Retired Enlisted Association, 32 degree Scottish Rite, The Kiltie Band of York, GWRRA, Christian Motorcyclist Assn, Air Force Sergeant's...
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Jack Walter Nease

May 26, 1931 - June 28, 2014

Jack Nease, 83, of Hot Springs Village passed away on June 28, 2014 while at home with his family. Jack was born May 26, 1931 to the late Lawrence Nease and Nell Kinkade in Los Angeles, California. Jack proudly served in both the US Navy and US Airforce for 21 years; he was a member of the American Legion and Christ Lutheran Church. He is survived by his wife of 57yrs, Dee, 2 daughters:...
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Ralph Otis Kline

May 10, 1920 - June 20, 2014

Ralph O. Kline, 94, passed away June 20, 2014. Born on May 10, 1920 in Akron, Ohio, he is survived by wife, Anna Kline, sons, Randall (Patricia) and Robert (Sheree), seven grandchildren and Anna's daughter, Dianne. He served proudly in the 1326th Army Air Force Transport Command as flight engineer during WWII. Ralph went on to work for 39 years at Goodyear Tire , Akron, Ohio. He was a...
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Brandon Lee Turner

November 15, 1987 - June 11, 2014

Brandon Lee Turner, 26, of Hot Springs died on June 11, 2014. Brandon was born on November 15, 1987 to Maura (Christie) Skinner and Randy Lee Turner in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Brandon spent his life seeking thrills. Everything from skateboarding to rock concerts and he loved hunting, fishing and anything outdoors. Brandon is survived by the love of his life Lakin Caldwell, one son: Brandon...
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Marion Megahan

February 8, 1938 - June 11, 2014

Marion Megahan, 76, of Hot Springs Village died on Wednesday June 11, 2014 at a local hospital. Marion was born February 8, 1938 in Wheeling, West Virginia to the late Walter and Leah (Fredricks) Weisal. While in High School, Marion meet the love of her life Bob Megahan and spent five years dating him, until they married in 1960 beginning a life filled with love and excitement. Following...
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Wayne H Galler

August 13, 1936 - June 7, 2014

On June 7, 2014, our Lord called to His heavenly home the soul of Wayne H. Galler, 77, of Hot Springs Village, AR, after months of hospitalization and nursing-home care. Born August 13, 1936, in Medford, WI, Wayne was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Whittlesey, WI, on August 30, 1936, and confirmed there in April of 1950. Through that congregation he met his wife, Caryl nee...
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Beverly Jean Powers

January 1, 1928 - May 24, 2014

Beverly J. Powers, 86, of Hot Springs Village since 1979 died on Friday, May 24, 2014. Beverly was born in Harvey, Illinois on January 1 1928, to the late James and Anita Lane Grenier. Married to the late James W. Powers on August 31, 1946 in Harvey Illinois. She was a member of the Village Bible Church where she was active in the choir. She was also active in the Village Pin Garden Club...
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Mildred Elvera Levien

May 9, 1926 - May 16, 2014

Mildred Elvera Levien, 88, of Hot Springs Village passed away on Friday, May 16, 2014. Mildred was born May 9, 1926 to William and Margaret Smith in Belgrade, Nebraska. Mildred was a member of the Women's Golf Association 9 Hole League. Mildred was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 63yrs, Lawrence. She is survived by 2 daughters: Mary (Ralph) Frederick, Dorothy (Fred)...
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Mark Richard Smith

March 28, 1956 - May 12, 2014

Mark Richard Smith, 58, of Hot Springs died Monday, May 12, 2014 at his home. He was born March 28, 1956 in Hazel, Michigan. He was the son of William and Mickey Smith, and Jannie Jackson. Mark is survived by his parents, 1 son: Joey and wife Kelsey Smith, 2 daughters: April Smith and Cora Peterson, 1 brother: Dale Smith, 2 sisters: Cindy McKuin and Donna Morgan, and 8 grandchildren. A...
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Richard "Dick" Jester

December 17, 1930 - May 12, 2014

Richard "Dick" Jester, 83, of Hot Springs Village, passed away Monday May 12, 2014 with his wife by his side. Dick was born on December 17, 1930 to the late Oden and Carolyn Jester in Evanston, Illinois. After graduating high school in the Chicago area and after a year or two of college, Dick and a friend decided to enlist in the United States Army. He served his Country in 1952 and 1953 in...
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John G Polansky

November 12, 1927 - May 4, 2014

John G. Polansky, 86, of Hot Springs Village died on Sunday, May 04, 2014 while at home. John was born November 12, 1927 in Cicero, IL to the late John and Mary Polansky. He was a veteran of WWII and retired from the Prudential Insurance Company. John was a member of the Men's 9 Hole Golf Association and the Village Pool League. John is preceded in death by one half brother: Jerry and...
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David Hugh Raborn

October 3, 1940 - May 2, 2014

David Hugh Raborn of Hot Springs Village, AR passed away on May 2nd, 2014, while vacationing in New Orleans, LA. David was born to David and Irene Raborn of Carlisle AR on October 3rd, 1940. He graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1962. There he was an active supporter of the football team, and president of his fraternity. He remained a...
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Fallon Snyder

July 28, 1925 - April 28, 2014

Fallon Snyder, 88, of Hot Springs Village died on Sunday April 27, 2014 at a local hospital with his wife by his side. Fallon was born July 28, 1925 to the late Bryan Jr. and Marguerite (Shumate) Snyder in Dallas, Texas. Fallon served in the United States Marine Corp as a sea marine, where he earned a Purple Heart for his time of duty during a kamikaze attack on the Battle Ship West Virginia,...
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Cyril (Cy) Porter

October 20, 1920 - April 25, 2014

Cyril (Cy) Jones. Porter Jr., 93, of Hot Springs Village died on Friday April 25, 2014 at a local hospital. Cy was born October 20, 1920 to the late Cyril J. and Myra Porter in Fairfield, Alabama. Cy was a graduate of Auburn University and was in the United States Navy and was a WWII veteran. He was a member and had served as an elder at Presbyterian Kirk in The Pines Church. Cy is...
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Thomas A Ackerman

April 8, 1925 - April 25, 2014

Thomas A. Ackerman, 89, Hot Springs Village died on Friday April 25, 2014 at a local hospital. Thomas was born April 08, 1925 in Nashua, NH to the late Raymond and Mary (Diggins) Ackerman. Thomas served as a air plane mechanic in the United States Marine Corp during WWII. Following the war he spent his years as a Sales Executive in the manufacturing for Oil companies. Thomas was active in the...
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George Edwin Brethauer

July 9, 1920 - April 22, 2014

George Edwin Brethauer, 93, of Hot Springs Village passed away on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. George was born July 9, 1920 in Belleville, Illinois to Bertha (Frick) and George Brethauer. He graduated with a BA Degree from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. He was the founder and first president of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, and he was President of Skulls of Seven at Westminister. George had...
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Steven Michael Johnson

June 1, 1952 - April 19, 2014

Steven M. Johnson, 61, of Hot Springs Village died on Saturday April 19, 2014 in a local hospital. Steven was born June 01, 1952 in Orofino, Idaho to the late Charles and Millie (Adams) Johnson. Steven served in the United States Army following high school. He was a very accomplished singer/song writer and his true passion was always in his music. Steven is preceded in death by his first...
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Geraldine Mae Eckley Zelinsky

April 3, 1937 - April 18, 2014

Geraldine Eckley Zelinsky, 77, of Hot Springs Village passed away on April 18, 2014 at a local hospital. Geraldine was born April 3, 1937 in Spencer, Iowa to the late Gerald Fred and Ethel (Smith) Eckley. Geraldine was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and kept active in church, sang in the choir, would volunteer with different things, liked to play cards, sewing and baking. She is survived...
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Jimmy Charles Jones

April 24, 1947 - April 16, 2014

Jimmy Charles Jones, 66, of Hot Springs, Ark., formerly of Conway, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014. He was born April 24, 1947, in Stockton, Calif., to J.C. Jones and Wanda Necia Yoakum Jones. He was a 1965 graduate of Conway High School, a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Monticello, a Navy Veteran, and an enrollee of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. He was retired from the U.S....
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Donald Paxton Mundell

February 14, 1932 - April 12, 2014

Donald Paxton Mundell, of Hot Springs Village passed away on Saturday, April 12, at St. Vincent Arkansas Hospice Hot Springs. He was born February 14, 1932 to the late Herbert and Edith Paxton Mundell of Benton, Illinois. Following graduation from High School Donald enlisted and served in the USAF from 1950-1954. With his military obligation completed, he pursued his College degree and...
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Sue Mefford

July 29, 1940 - April 3, 2014

Susan Allen Mefford, 73, of Hot Springs Village, AR passed on from this life Thursday, April 3, 2014. Sue was born in New Kensington, PA to Thomas and Ann (Giese) Allen. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, Mima, friend and servant. She is survived by her husband of almost 52 years, Paul Mefford, her four children Rob Mefford of Illinois; Tamara (David) Grisko of Texas, Steve (Marcie)...
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Sandra Duchow

September 8, 1942 - April 3, 2014

Sandra Duchow, 71, of Hot Springs Village passed away on April 3, 2014 at a local hospital. She was born in Kansas City, Missouri on September 8th, 1942 to Maurice and Gladys (Kroesch) Manning. Sandra was a member of the Desoto Square Dancers; The "A" Dancers; The Village Quilters Club and The Crystal Chimes and she was very active in the Christ of the Hills United Methodist Church. Her...
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Bruce Edward Griffin

October 10, 1946 - March 25, 2014

Bruce E. Griffin, 67, of Hot Springs Village passed away on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Bruce was born on October 10, 1946 in Maybrook, NY. He is preceded in death by his parents, Edith (Sterner) Griffin, and Melvin Raymond Griffin, and also his sister, Patricia Marita Brown of Middletown, NY. Survivors are his wife of 40 years, Antonette Griffin, his son, Marc N. Griffin and wife Crystal, grandson,...
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Edward Franklin Patterson, Jr.

June 14, 1934 - February 21, 2014

Edward F. Patterson, 79, of Hot Springs Village, AR passed away on Friday, February 21, 2014. Ed was born on June 14, 1934 to the late Edward Franklin Patterson and Addie Pearl (Lazenby) Patterson in Memphis, TN. Mr. Patterson worked for the Cotton Board for over 40 years in Memphis, TN. He was a member of the University of Arkansas Alumni, SAE at The University of Arkansas, The Eagle Scouts...
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