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Our Obituaries

Dorothy Longacre

December 22, 1918 - January 30, 2018

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Joan E. Nahlen

December 14, 1948 - January 27, 2018

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September 16, 1924 - January 26, 2018

John William Owens 93, of Little Rock passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018. He was born September 16th, 1924 in Little Rock to Bernard and Rose Foulkes Owens. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 67 years Marjorie Owens as well as two sisters, Julie Winget and Mary Russell and two brothers Raymond Owens and Dr. Bernard Owens. He is survived by his nephews John R. Owens of...
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Melvin L. Davison

November 2, 1924 - January 25, 2018

Melvin Lee Davison was born November 2, 1924 to Solon and Pearl Davison of Tilden, Illinois. He grew up in the country and loved climbing trees and swimming in the pond. He graduated from Sparta Township High in the class of 1942 and entered into the Navy. He became a Radioman teaching in various Naval schools and helped open the first Radio Telegraph School in San Diego, California. A graduate...
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James Clay Wellborn

August 20, 1953 - January 23, 2018

Dr. James Clay Wellborn, Jr., 64, of Little Rock, passed away on January 23rd, 2018 in the company of his loving family. Dr. Wellborn was born on August 20, 1953 in Beaumont, Texas to James Clay and Eva-Lou Wellborn. He moved to Little Rock, Arkansas in 1954 and attended Holy Souls Catholic School and Catholic High School for Boys, where he was a proud member of the ROTC. After graduating from...
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Christine Edna Lawrence

April 10, 1915 - January 20, 2018

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Ora B. Green

March 2, 1926 - January 19, 2018

Ora Belle Green, 91, of Little Rock, transitioned January 19, 2018. Born March 2, 1926 in Prescott, Arkansas, she was the daughter of George N. and Mamie Walker Colbert. She was a member of Metropolitan Baptist Church, Order of the Eastern Star and retired from Little Rock Veterans Administration Hospital after 28 years of service. She loved to fish.Preceded in death by her parents; husband,...
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Margaret E. Burnett

September 12, 1924 - January 18, 2018

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Rafel Ruiz

March 8, 1960 - January 15, 2018

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Renee Miller

February 2, 1934 - January 13, 2018

Renee Harriet Miller, 83, died January 13, 2018. She relocated from New Orleans, Louisiana to Little Rock in 2005 after hurricane Katrina forced her and her husband from their home there. Born February 2, 1934 in Brooklyn, New York, she was the daughter of Bernhardt and Beatrice Doctor Rosenzweig. She was a member of Temple B’nai Israel. An animal lover, she was especially fond of collie...
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Thomas David Mills

August 31, 1945 - January 12, 2018

Thomas David Mills, died on January 12, 2018, at his home in Little Rock, Arkansas. Mr. Mills was born on August 31, 1945 to William Henry Mills and Loretta Jenkins. On April 5, 1968, he married the love of his life, Brenda Joyce Davis. A lifelong resident of Little Rock, they were blessed with two boys that both served honorably for more than 20 years in the military. Tommy was a dedicated...
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William Haddon Brown

September 7, 1926 - January 11, 2018

William Haddon Brown, 91, of Little Rock was born in Birmingham, AL on September 7, 1926 to Harry Haddon Brown and Ollie Mae Fuller Brown. He passed away on January 11, 2018. He is survived by his daughter Lynn Seaton and son-in-law Tim of Cabot. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Elizabeth Brown, and his daughters Kathie Elizabeth and Susan Gaye Brown.Mr. Brown served as Chairman of the...
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Raymond D. Troillett

May 15, 1922 - January 11, 2018

Raymond D. Troillett, age 95, of Little Rock, went home to God, Thursday, January 11, 2018, at CHI St. Vincent's Infirmary after a brief illness. Mr. Troillett is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Mary Jean, six children: Donna Jones(Garry), Marsha Byers(Phil), Sister Deborah Troillett, RSM, Larry Troillett(Monika), Becky Price(Blake) and Bonnie Greenwood(Buddy), grand children Robyn...
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Catherine Coleman

November 11, 1914 - January 10, 2018

Mrs. Catherine Coleman, "Mother Catherine," was born in Monticello, Arkansas on November 11, 1914. She married her late husband of 61 years, Earlee Coleman, at age 19. Together, they became parents of three sons: Wardell, Roosevelt, and Azell. Motherhood brought great joy to Catherine, and she and Earlee raised there boys to be men of great integrity. Her sons have achieved the highest...
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Jessie H. Wise

August 31, 1918 - January 9, 2018

Jessie "Pat" Wise, 99, of Little Rock was born on August 31, 1918 in Hollandale, Mississippi, to Farrar and Clara (McGraw) Hollingsworth and passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. She is survived by her daughter Linda Wise of Little Rock and a sister Nancy Byrd of Greenwood, Mississippi. She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers and 1 sister. She enjoyed many activates...
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April 13, 1949 - January 7, 2018

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Beulah Ruth Lanier

January 27, 1923 - January 7, 2018

Ruth Lanier, 94, of Little Rock was born January 27, 1923 in Little Rock and passed away on Sunday, January 7th, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents Odis and Osie (McCumpsey) Tyra as well as her husband Frank Lanier and her two sons Carl and Michael Lanier, daughter-in-law Margaret Lanier, son-in-law Tommy Bartlett, brother Arnold Tyra and her sister Alene Ashley. She is survived by...
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Joyce Watkins

April 4, 1923 - January 7, 2018

Joyce Lorraine Watkins, 94, of Maumelle, passed away January 7, 2018, after struggling with health issues the past few years. She was born April 4, 1923 in North Little Rock, to Charlie and Ethel Graham. She lived with determination and a grateful spirit for any kindness shown to her throughout her entire life with Jesus by her side.She is preceded in death by her parents; and her son, Larry...
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Douglas Ray Perry

December 8, 1965 - January 4, 2018

Douglas Ray Perry, 52, of Little Rock, passed away on January 4, 2018. He was born December 8, 1965 to Wanda Faye Perry and the late James (JD) Perry.Left to cherish his memory is his son Nathan Perry, his mother, his siblings James “Rick” Perry and David Wayne Perry, a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, and anyone fortunate enough to call him friend. His celebration of life...
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Barry Alan Devries

July 28, 1933 - December 31, 2017

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Thomas Edward Watson

September 12, 1937 - December 31, 2017

Thomas Edward Watson Sr., 80, of Little Rock, passed away on December 31, 2017. He was born September 12, 1937 to the late Jewell (Bo Jack) and Nellie (Hopper) Watson. He served the citizens of Little Rock as a member of the LRPD from 1965 to 1971 and then sold automobiles and managed car dealerships from 1971 until his retirement in 2011.He is preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Judith...
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October 29, 1926 - December 29, 2017

Lucille “Lue” Paladino, of North Little Rock, died peacefully with family December 29, 2017. Born October 29, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York, she was the daughter of Nicholas and Florence McNeil Koch. She spent most of her life in North Little Rock where she was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who was quick witted, open minded...
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Henry Zvi Simon

September 3, 1926 - December 28, 2017

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Dan Thomas Tursky

March 28, 1935 - December 27, 2017

Dan Thomas Tursky, age 82, passed away on Wednesday, December 27. Born on March 28, 1935 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, he served in the United States Army as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne. In his younger days he raced motorcycles, winning the Wisconsin state motorcycle hill climb championship and numerous trophies. He was a skilled builder of cabins in Wisconsin as well as family homes. He...
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Elnora T. Evans

August 22, 1919 - December 24, 2017

Elnora “Tommie” Evans, age 98, of Little Rock, died Sunday, December 24, 2017. She was a member of Western Hills United Methodist Church since 1950.Mrs. Evans was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-one years Cloy Evans, her parents Henry and Jennie Wilson, two brothers, and two sisters.She is survived by her son Simpson Evans (Pam) of Memphis, grandchildren Matt Evans (Jane...
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Johnnie A. Osburn

January 2, 1938 - December 21, 2017

Johnnie Andrew Osburn, Jr., born January 2, 1938 to Johnnie A. Osburn, Sr. and Ada Perry. He died December 21, 2017, at his home.Johnnie is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marilyn Sue Davis; his daughter, Pam Berryman (Delbert); sons, Mike Osburn (Mindy) and Terry Osburn (Shirley); granddaughter, Joni Carpenter (Patrick); grandson, Jack Osburn; great-grandchildren, Gunther Wilkerson and Ava...
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Terry W. Kuykendall

June 27, 1947 - December 19, 2017

Terry W. Kuykendall, Doctor of Optometry, age 70, of Benton passed away December 19, 2017. Born June 27, 1947 in Little Rock, he was the son of Ralph Kuykendall and “Sunny” Fendley Kuykendall. A 1965 graduate of Little Rock Central High School, Dr. Kuykendall attended Henderson State University, Memphis State University and was a graduate of Southern College of Optometry in...
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Jeffrey Todd Wilburn

December 10, 1963 - December 18, 2017

On December 18th, Jeffrey Todd Wilburn left this earth at the young age of 54 years, nine days. He was born in Houston, Texas on December 10, 1963, and is survived by three sons; Joshua (Christine), Bremerton, WA., Whittington and Preston, Little Rock; stepdaughter Brittany Teague; granddaughter Mallory, Fayetteville, GA.; fianc Tonya Peters; parents Ronnie and Francine Clark, and step-sisters...
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Bennie Hayes Stanton

July 21, 1946 - December 14, 2017

Bennie Hayes Stanton (Benn) unexpectedly died in his home on December 14,, 2017 in Sherwood, AR. He was 71.Benn was born on July 21,1946, in Pine Bluff, AR to his parents, Bennie and Geraldine Stanton. He graduated from the University of Southern Arkansas in Magnolia with a degree in Education. He held master's degrees from Northwestern University. Benn moved to Dallas, TX where he worked as...
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Joyce S. May

January 27, 1923 - December 14, 2017

Joyce Sylvia Drown May, of Little Rock, passed away December 14, 2017. She lived a full life of 94 years, born January 27, 1923 to parents Tom and Ethyl Drown at Cross Roads in Izard County. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Victor May of 52 years, and two sisters Jessie Brown and Gloria Phillips, both of Russellville. She is survived by a son, Jim May of Little Rock, a daughter...
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Jennifer Ann Kimbrough

June 12, 1963 - December 13, 2017

Jennifer Ann Kimbrough, 54, of Bryant, passed away December 13, 2017. She was born June 12, 1963 in Fayetteville, Arkansas to Frank and Janet Jones Pillert. Jennifer loved animals, flowers, but most importantly she loved her kids, and her grandson Ellis. Jennifer enjoyed going to Fayetteville with her husband Jim and watching her kids perform at the Razorbacks game. She also loved Panara, that...
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Ruth F. McCall

February 16, 1918 - December 13, 2017

Ruth Frances McCall, 99, left her Earthly home and entered Heaven on December 16, 2017. She was born on February 13, 1918 to her parents she cherished, Ernie Hall McCall and John C. McCall.Ruth graduated from Little Rock (Central) High School in 1935. She was employed by Travelers Insurance Company for 43 years. Her retirement was spent visiting and doing errands for disabled friends and playing...
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Georgia L. Hickey

March 14, 1955 - December 13, 2017

Georgia Lynn Hickey, 62, passed away December 13, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was born on March 14, 1955, also at St. Vincent's Hospital, the youngest daughter of the late George Edward and Elizabeth Belle ("Betsy") Hickey (nee Cannon).In her youth, Georgia was a member of the Rainbow Girls of Arkansas Assembly #3. A graduate of Joe T. Robinson High School, class...
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Henry Vogler

November 19, 1929 - December 10, 2017

Henry Benton (Buddy) Vogler Jr. passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, December 10, 2017. He was born November 19, 1929 to the late Henry B. Vogler Sr. and Getrude Carolyn Fougerousse of Little Rock, Arkansas. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his step mother Doris Duckworth Vogler, one sister Gretchen Alford (Uriel) of Las Vegas, NV, wife Theresa Kordsmeier Vogler...
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Pauline D. Painter

January 7, 1924 - December 9, 2017

Pauline (Dinges) Painter, born January 7, 1924, passed away on December 9, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, five sisters, two brothers and her two husbands Alvah Dinges and Luther Painter. She is survived by her sons, Robert Dinges (Vickie), Ronald Dinges (Patricia) and Thomas Dinges, 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m....
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Jane Elizabeth Lescalleet

February 2, 1949 - December 6, 2017

Jane Elizabeth Lescalleet, 68, of Maumelle, passed away December 6, 2017.Born February 2, 1949, in Holyoke, Massachusetts, to the late Arthur and Sophie Wilkinson. She was also preceded in death by a brother, David Wilkinson, sister, Sally Kowalski, and former husband, Tom Lescalleet.Jane was an LPTN, working her lifetime in mental health and disabled children. She is survived by children,...
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James Thomas McClain

August 7, 1953 - December 5, 2017

James Thomas McClain, Jr. 64, born August 7, 1953, passed from this life December 5, 2017. He was born in Helena, Arkansas to the late James T. McClain, Sr. and Betty Ann O’Neal McClain. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Janet Bowling McClain of Little Rock; his daughter, Melissa Goins and husband Jase; two grandsons, Ian Jacob Goins; John Patrick Goins of Sheridan; and a sister,...
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Tammy S. Owens

February 25, 1968 - December 3, 2017

Tammy Sue Owens, 49, of Redfield was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on February 25, 1968 to the late John and Ivy Walker Taylor. She passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017.She is survived by her husband Geoff Owens and her children, Trey Tuttle (Elizabeth Peeks) of Carlisle, Jonathan Tuttle and Angel Tuttle and Justin Tuttle (Megan) of Redfield. Also her brother John Taylor (Jerri Ann) of Cabot...
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Anthony Nicholas Kordsmeier

January 1, 1951 - December 1, 2017

Anthony Nicholas “Tony” Kordsmeier, Jr., 66, of Little Rock, died December 1, 2017. Born January 1, 1951 in North Little Rock, he was the son of Anthony Nicholas Kordsmeier, Sr. and Dolores Ilgner Kordsmeier. A graduate of Catholic High School, he retired from AmeriPride Uniform and Linen Company after 35 years of service. He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church and the...
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Batool Mustafa

July 1, 1937 - December 1, 2017

In loving memory of a wonderful mother, Bebe and great Bebe:Batool Mustafa, 80, of Jacksonville, ArkansasJuly 1, 1937 - Dec 1, 2017Birth Place: Baghdad, IraqKadhim Mustafa (husband, deceased)Jawed Mustafa (son, deceased)Surviving children: Ali Mustafa (Silda), Mona Hinton (Willie), AbdulSalam Mustafa (Hy), Hoda Barnes (Chuck), Shatha Al-Ali (Abdulla), Alaa Williams (Landis), Zaynab Baroud ...
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William Frank Taylor

December 29, 1955 - November 27, 2017

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Joni Taylor

November 4, 1956 - November 25, 2017

Joni Laraine Taylor, 61, passed away with family at her side after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Little Rock on November 4, 1956, to George William and Wada Ray Taylor. Joni attended Forest Heights Jr. High, Hall High, Henderson State U, and paralegal school. She spent her adult life in Little Rock, Fayetteville and the Dallas area where she worked mostly in the technology and...
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Melvin Purvis

February 5, 1940 - November 25, 2017

Melvin Louis Purvis, 77, of Little Rock passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017. He was born February 5, 1940 in Pittsburgh, Kansas to the late Thornton Snyder Purvis and Katharine Edwidge Terry Purvis. He retired from the Veteran's Administration and from the United States Naval Construction Battalions, better known as the Seabees. He is a long time member of St Theresa's parish. ...
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Emily Burns

August 13, 1912 - November 21, 2017

Emily Lucille Cole Burns passed away peacefully at 105 years old on Tuesday Nov. 21, 2017. Daughter, Bettie, survives her along with her 5 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, niece Barbie Gilbert Wise and 2 nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband of over 60 years, Everett Hale Burns and her son James Ewart Burns. She loved Jesus, her family and her friends. It’s comforting to...
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Barbara Jean Carpenter

April 16, 1932 - November 21, 2017

Barbara Jean McHenry Carpenter died November 21, 2017, peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones. Barbara was born on April 16, 1932, in Little Rock, to Vera McHenry. She was preceded in death by her mother Vera, her husband, Claude and her daughters, Kelly and Kim. She is survived by her son, Pat Carpenter (Joni); granddaughters, Mollie, Olivia (Allison), and Katie; grandson, Austin; and great...
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January 24, 1924 - November 21, 2017

Betty Jane Fairbank, 93, passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 21, 2017. She was born January 24, 1924, in Ava, Missouri, to Robert Hodges and Orilla Turner Hodges. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard.She is survived by her two daughters, Susi Blanco and husband Jose, and Liz Kemp and husband Bill, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Nana was loved and she will be...
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Eugene Ponzini

August 1, 1929 - November 19, 2017

Eugene L. Ponzini (Gene), age 88, of Little Rock, Arkansas, formerly of Roslyn, Locust Valley and Armonk, New York, passed into eternal life on Sunday, November 19, 2017. He was a parishioner of Christ the King Catholic Church.Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Lena Ponzini, his wife Pearl, and his sister Maria Ponzini. Gene was born in Roslyn, New York on August 1, 1929.Gene...
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Joyce Garrett Pyland

August 27, 1933 - November 18, 2017

Joyce Pyland, 84 passed away in Little Rock on November 18, 2017. She was born on August 27, 1933 to Earl and Luona Garrett in Emmet, AR.Joyce received her RN degree in 1954 from St. Vincent Infirmary. She worked 31 years at Baptist Health in Little Rock.She enjoyed butterflies, cooking, gardening, fishing, reading, playing solitaire and skipbo. She enjoyed going to Tunica with her friends,...
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Lillian Kahn

March 4, 1926 - November 18, 2017

Lillian Rae Kahn, 91, of Little Rock, died November 18, 2017. Born March 4, 1926 at Brooklyn, New York, she was the daughter of Isaac and Annie Luntz Goldstein. She was a realtor in Cleveland, Ohio prior to retirement to Florida and later moved with her husband, Howard to Little Rock. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and her brother, Howard Goldstein. She is survived by...
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Lillian Rae Kahn

March 4, 1926 - November 18, 2017

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Gerald W. Sprenger

January 24, 1920 - November 17, 2017

Sallie Lou (Sloan) Sprenger (age 90) and Gerald (Jerry) William Sprenger (age 97) passed away within hours of one another on Friday, November 17, 2017. Both Sallie and Jerry were deeply devoted to each other. They rarely spent a night apart in 65 years of marriage, except in later years when each required extended hospital stays. When Sallie was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, and could...
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June 8, 1927 - November 17, 2017

Sallie Lou (Sloan) Sprenger (age 90) and Gerald (Jerry) William Sprenger (age 97) passed away within hours of one another on Friday, November 17, 2017. Both Sallie and Jerry were deeply devoted to each other. They rarely spent a night apart in 65 years of marriage, except in later years when each required extended hospital stays. When Sallie was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, and could...
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Winifred G. ALLEY

May 27, 1923 - November 15, 2017

Winifred Gladys Morton Alley arrived in Little Rock, Arkansas on May 27, 1923. Winifred flew to Jesus on November 15, 2017. She joined her husband of 65 years, Joseph David Alley; her parents, Cecil Richard and Eula Winnie Morton; daughters, Glenda Kay Wallace and Laura Leigh Parton; granddaughters Amy Michelle Goldbaum and Jeanie Hoover; sister Glyn Evelyn Childers and brother, Cecil Austin...
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Joseph F. Jones

October 9, 1937 - November 14, 2017

Joseph Franklin Jones, of Lonoke, passed away Tuesday, November 14th, 2017. He was born October 9, 1937 in Little Rock to the late Roy and Annie Jones. Survivors include daughter, Deborah Hill (Kevin), grandsons, Matthew and Zachary Hill of DesArc; son, Roy Jones (Melissa), grandson Colin of Lonoke: brother, Roy E. Jones of California; sister, Mary Jane Hilliard of Little Rock and brother, Tom...
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Lucinda Enlow

February 6, 1938 - November 12, 2017

Lifes Journey Lucinda Enlow was born February 6, 1938 in Hickory Plains, Arkansas to the late Henry Lee & Fannie Johnson.Lucinda accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age and joined Pleasant Ridge MB Church in Hickory Plains, Arkansas. She later joined Pine Ridge MB Church in Blackton, Arkansas where she remained a faithful and dedicated member for more than 50 years....
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Vera Correne Leslie

February 22, 1922 - November 12, 2017

Mrs. Vera Correne Leslie passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2017. She was a beautiful 95.She is the widow of Wm. E. Leslie and is survived by two children, Mona K. Dyer and Wm. L. “Jack” Leslie and his wife Suzanne, 4 granddaughters, Leslie Stolzer, Leesa Freasier, Laura McCarty and Jacqueline DuVall, 5 great grandsons and 3 great granddaughters.She leaves behind a legacy of love,...
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Sue Carole Bush

November 23, 1937 - November 11, 2017

Sue Carole Woodall Bush, 79, of Benton, passed away November 11, 2017. Sue was born November 23, 1937 in Lake Village, Arkansas to James D. and Lee Neil “Dash” Crumpler West.She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Don West, and husbands, Robert Woodall and John Bush. She grew up in McGehee, Arkansas where she graduated from high school in 1955 and then attended Fashion...
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Michael John Callahan

May 16, 1950 - November 5, 2017

Michael John Callahan, 67, of Little Rock, passed away November 5, 2017. He was born to Ted & Evelyn Callahan on May 16, 1950 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Michael loved cooking and going to the firing range. He was a member of the National Rifle Association. He loved researching ancestry and genealogy. He had a lifelong interest in military history. He was very proud to have served in the...
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Mary Jane McDonald

February 8, 1924 - November 5, 2017

Mary Jane McDonaldFebruary 8, 1924 - November 5, 2017Those who were fortunate enough to know Mary Jane McDonald are celebrating her and her life of service to others. She finished her mission on Earth on Sunday, November 5, 2017. She was 93 years old.Mary Jane began her life on February 8, 1924, in Little Rock, Arkansas, the daughter of Ruby Meredith Hayes, of Monticello, Arkansas, and sister of...
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Betty Guenther

May 21, 2017 - November 2, 2017

Betty Guenther, 85, of Little Rock passed away Thursday, November 2, 2017. A Graveside Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, November 4th at Memorial Park Cemetery, 6707 Dollarway Road, White Hall, AR. Rev. Mike Morey of Pine Bluff FUMC will officiate.
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Manford H. Levy

November 3, 1936 - October 29, 2017

Manford Harold Levy passed away on Oct 30, 2017 in Little Rock, Arkansas.Manford was born on November 3, 1936 in Baltimore, MD to Raphael and Helen (Silverman) Levy. He was raised in Austin, TX and graduated from the University of Texas as an accounting major. He retired from the Department of Agriculture after just over twenty years, as a Senior Auditor. He proudly resided in Maumelle, Arkansas...
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Nita Mae Atkinson

February 21, 1924 - October 26, 2017

Nita Mae Atkinson, 93, of Little Rock, passed away October 26, 2017.She was born February 21, 1924, in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. She was preceded in death her husband, Randal N. Atkinson, LCDR (Ret), three brothers-in-law, one sister-in-law, and a sister, Norma.She is survived by her sons, Nathan and Robert; two sisters-in-law, Edwina and Donna; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many...
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Darrel R. Meyerdirk

November 2, 1937 - October 25, 2017

Darrel Richard Meyerdirk passed away quietly at Lakewood Rehabilitation Center on Thursday, October 25, 2017, following a lengthy illness, which is just a few days before his 80th birthday on November 2. He was born in Minot, North Dakota, to the late Perry Alvin and Hazel Ann Christianson Meyerdirk. He was preceded in death by one brother, Jess Alvin, and two sisters, Amelia Mary Long and...
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Ernest F. Wild

May 29, 1935 - October 24, 2017

Ernest “Ernie” Frank Wild was born May, 29th, 1935 in Little Rock, Arkansas to parents, Emma Louise Magin Wild and Ernest Sebastian Wild. He passed away on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant.At 15 years of age (1950) he began working at the family owned bakery “Wild’s Bakery” till 1964. Ernie’s specialty was decorating...
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Jana P. Wilson

December 1, 1932 - October 23, 2017

Jana Percefull Graves Wilson, 84, entered into eternal peace on Monday, October 23, 2017 in Little Rock, Arkansas.Jana was born in Kerr, Arkansas on December 1, 1932 to Everett and Ruth Matthews Percefull. She graduated from Bigelow High School then went on to graduate from Arkansas State Teachers College (UCA) in 1954. She taught in Missouri and Arkansas schools as well as worked as an...
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Thomas R. Moerman

July 4, 1945 - October 23, 2017

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Jana P. Wilson

December 1, 1932 - October 23, 2017

Jana Percefull Graves Wilson, 84, entered into eternal peace on Monday, October 23, 2017 in Little Rock, Arkansas.Jana was born in Kerr, Arkansas on December 1, 1932 to Everett and Ruth Matthews Percefull. She graduated from Bigelow High School then went on to graduate from Arkansas State Teachers College (UCA) in 1954. She taught in Missouri and Arkansas schools as well as worked as an...
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Susie Mae Ragland

December 23, 1927 - October 22, 2017

Susie Mae (nee Jackson) Ragland, 89 of Little Rock, passed away October 22, 2017. She was born to Elmer & Mary Jackson on December 23, 1927 in McRae, Arkansas. She was a long-time employee of General Motors Acceptance Corporation. She was a former member of First United Methodist Church of North Little Rock. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Buddy” Ragland;...
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Kalliope Stathakis

July 31, 1926 - October 19, 2017

Kalliope “Kalli” Fokakis Stathakis gained her wings at home surrounded by family on October 19, 2017. She was born in Hattiesburg, MS, on July 31, 1926. Kalli was the daughter of John and Katherine Fokakis, immigrants from Greece. Kalli was preceded in death by her parents and much beloved husband of 48 years, William “Bill” Peter Stathakis. Also preceded in death is her...
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Raymond E. Croswell

July 19, 1918 - October 14, 2017

Raymond Elie Croswell, 99, was called home on October 14, 2017. He was born July 19, 1918 on a farm near Crossett, AR; the sixth child and fifth son to Lige and Pearl Croswell.After serving in the US Army in WWII as Mess Sergeant in Kodiak, AL, he moved to Little Rock, obtained his GED, and entered the Missionary Baptist Seminary. He married Anita Morris on August 13, 1948. He served as pastor of...
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Kathleen Woods

December 8, 1919 - October 14, 2017

KATHLEEN MARY MCCAFFREY WOODS, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017, she was 97 years’ old. She was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on December 8, 1919, the daughter of Eugene and Emma McCaffrey. During the war years, she worked in the Newark office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where she met her future husband, U.S. District Judge Henry Woods, who was working as a special...
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Mary Jane Burns

February 17, 1929 - October 8, 2017

Mrs. Mary Jane Burns (Freeman) died peacefully on October 8, 2017 in Little Rock, Arkansas at age 88.Mary is survived by her granddaughter, Brandi M. Davison (Charles A. Smith); grandson, Matthew A. Faver; great-grandchildren, Brooklyn, Brianna, Britton and Brylee-Ann and great- great- grandson, Jayloun, all of Little Rock, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd A. Burns and...
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Carolyn Dean Eddins

August 18, 1934 - October 6, 2017

Carolyn Dean Eddins of Conway was born August, 18th, 1934 in Little Rock Arkansas and passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017. She is survived by her daughters Phyllis Eddins of Little Rock and Lisa Eddins of Wisconsin and her sister Darlene Briley of Texas. She was preceded in death by two sisters Betty Colvert and Wanda Scadden.She was a devout Christ follower with strong faith and perseverance...
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Charles Robert Kerr

December 11, 1936 - September 28, 2017

Charles Robert Kerr, 80, of Little Rock Arkansas, passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017. Born December 11, 1936 in Little Rock to the late Aubrey Robert Kerr and Mary Nell Burns-Kerr, he was devoted to his faith, family, and his many friends. Charles spent much of his professional life in sales, representing Brach’s candy, Life Savers, novelty gift brands, and various other gift...
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Georgianna Billingsley

September 19, 1918 - September 25, 2017

Georgianna Pierce Billingsley, 99, of Little Rock, joined her beloved husband of 63 years, Ralph Billingsley, in heaven on September 25,2017. She was born September 19, 1918 in St. James, Arkansas to Charles and Amanda Pierce.She is survived by her daughter Janna Billingsley Laughlin, Grandchildren Patrick Laughlin (Katherine) and Emily Laughlin Cobb (Trey), and three great grandchildren, Emma...
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Jacklyn Sue Adcock

December 9, 1933 - September 24, 2017

Jacklyn Sue Adcock, 83, of Little Rock, Arkansas passed away on September 24, 2017. Born December 9, 1933 to the late Milford and Sallie Pierce, she loved her pets, flower gardening, family, and her Lord.She is preceded in death by her parents and her daughter Karen West.She is survived by her son Don Bearden and wife Tamara Havner, son Dennis (LuAnne) Bearden, daughter Lisa Evans; seven...
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John E. Brown

May 7, 1954 - September 22, 2017

John Earl Brown, 63, of Little Rock, died September 22, 2017. Born May 7, 1954 in Little Rock, he was the son of A.C. and Beulah Mae Powell Brown. John was an avid fisherman who also liked to build things. He played bass guitar and had a reputation as a jokester. Playing the slot machines was another hobby.He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Andrew Collin Brown and Sherman...
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James E. Sinkey

January 27, 1936 - September 21, 2017

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Theresa Vogler

January 8, 1929 - September 19, 2017

Theresa Kordsmeier Vogler passed away peacefully, September 19, 2017. She was born at home in North Little Rock. She was the sixth of seven children of, Frank and Hattie Kordsmeiere. She was defiantly a ‘Daddy’s Girl”. She loved to help Dad with carpentry jobs. He would ask her to get him a 2X4 and she would run home to Meme and say “what’s a 2X4”. She would...
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Bobbie J. Lambert

November 24, 1943 - September 18, 2017

Bobbie Jean Bragg-Lambert was born on November 24, 1943 to Earnest Bragg, Sr. and Annie Bell Bragg in Malvern, Arkansas. She was the youngest daughter of the six children that were born to this union. She was baptized and accepted Christ at an early age. She was a member of Centerpoint AME Church in Sparkman, Arkansas for many years. She was a country girl at heart and loved her life on ...
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Billy Jones

October 20, 1931 - September 18, 2017

Billy Ray Jones, 85, of Prescott, Arkansas, died September 18, 2017 in Little Rock. Born October 20, 1931 in Hartsell, Alabama, he was the son of Marlow “Doc” and Carrie Derrick Jones. A veteran of Korea and Vietnam wars, he retired at Fort Benning, Georgia after of 21 years of service in the United States Army. A member of the first special forces, he was a Green Beret, a master...
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Norma Wilson

July 29, 1930 - September 16, 2017

Norma Louise (Gorman) Wilson passed quietly on September 16, 2017, surrounded by family and loved ones in Little Rock. Born on July 29, 1930 in Sioux City, Iowa, to Charles Vernon and Mary Campbell Gorman. Norma and her sister, Barbara (“Bobbie”) Ann grew up in Houston, Texas. Norma and Samuel Hardy Wilson married in 1951 and raised three sons: Charles Sinclair (“Guy”),...
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November 15, 1926 - September 16, 2017

Hazel Evelyn Fureigh, 90, of Newport passed away Saturday, September 16th. She was born in England, Arkansas to parents James William and Viola Henderson. Evelyn is preceded in death by her parents, brother Samuel Henderson and daughter, Deborah Fureigh Capshaw Pickard. She is survived by her daughter, Kathryn (Larry) Golden along with six grandchildren and one great grandchild.The family would...
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Marian Saubers

October 13, 1925 - September 14, 2017

Marian T. Saubers passed peacefully Thursday, 9/14 of mostly natural causes. She had dementia but seemed content and remained active in her later years in daily walks with her husband.She was born in Pennsauken, NJ on Oct 13, 1925, the 2nd child of five to William and Marian Gannon.She spent her youth growing up in NJ until the family moved to Philadelphia where she finished high school. After...
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Louise Huntington

October 4, 1930 - September 11, 2017

Martha Louise Huntington, age 86, of Little Rock, Arkansas, passed away on September 11, 2017. Born October 4, 1930 to the late Hosea Gray Bedenbaugh and Sarah Lou Wrenn, Louise was faithfully devoted to her faith, her family, and her friends. Louise spent over 40 years serving as an Executive Tax Consultant with H & R Block. She was also a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Little Rock,...
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Drucille B. Gilbert

July 4, 1938 - September 10, 2017

Drucille B. Gilbert departed this earth on September 10, 2017. She was born in Patmos, AR on July 4, 1938 to Edna Blackwell. Drucille retired in 2001 after 35 years as teacher, counselor, and school principal at the Alexander Youth Services Center in Alexander, AR. She was a lifelong member, and very active at Geyer Springs United Methodist Church and served as past and present chairperson of...
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Sherry Akin

January 7, 1951 - September 9, 2017

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Dorothy Lee Garrett

May 14, 1917 - August 31, 2017

Dorothy Lee Garrett passed away on August 31, 2017. Dorothy was born May 14, 1917 to Vera Ellen Lee and John Lee, in Houston, Arkansas.She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband William L. Garrett; brothers Garland Lee, Jack Lee, Hershel Lee, and Heartsill Lee; as well as sisters Hazel Wilcox, Melda Wilson, and Clara Lee. She was also preceded in death by her three stepchildren. She...
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Francis Beane

April 21, 1930 - August 31, 2017

Francis Albert Beane, age 87, of Little Rock, departed this life on August 31, 2017. Francis was born in Philadelphia PA and raised in Atlantic City NJ. He graduated from Our Lady Star of the Sea grammar school, and Atlantic City High School. While in high school, he worked evenings & weekends plus in the summer months seven full days a week, first as a clerk in a delicatessen and then as a...
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Geline R. LULKY

October 3, 1928 - August 27, 2017

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Mary Nell McGowan

August 3, 1915 - August 23, 2017

Mary Nell (Kerr) McGowan of Little Rock, Arkansas passed away on August 23, 2017 at age 102. Mary Nell was born on Aug. 3, 1915 in Memphis, TN to the Late Robert and Junette Kerr of Memphis, TN. She was preceded in death by her husband Randall, sister Julia and her granddaughter Sara. Mary Nell is survived by her daughter Margaret Ann Blote and her husband, Herman, of AZ her grandchildren, Adam...
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Tasso P. Stathakis

March 2, 1931 - August 22, 2017

Tasso Stathakis, 86, of Little Rock, son of Pericles and Antigone Stathakis, passed away August 22, 2017.He is survived by daughter, Antigone; brother, Paul, of Orland Park, IL; and sister, Vasiliki Perdikis, of Asopos, Greece. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by funeral at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1100 Napa Valley Drive, Little Rock...
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Mary Elizabeth Hewgley-Brown

December 25, 1926 - August 20, 2017

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Mary Lou Pinson

February 13, 1929 - August 20, 2017

Mary Lou Pinson, 88, of Little Rock, passed away on August 20, 2017. She was retired from blue cross blue shield and was an avid and award winning Tupperware Saleswoman for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Monroe Pinson Jr., Parents, Hettie and Greene Williams, and 10 of her 11 siblings. She is survived by her children: Kathy Corbin, FL., Debbie Stogner (Ron), TX, Mike Pinson...
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Binh V. Tran

February 2, 1938 - August 16, 2017

Binh Van Tran, 79, passed away peacefully in his Little Rock, Arkansas home on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.Born in Si Hoi, Vietnam in 1938, Binh Tran lived a hardworking, social life as a medic worker before immigrating to Arkansas in 1975. He was employed at a couple of restaurants, but decided to give them up for gardening and building furniture. His garden was filled with Vietnamese vegetables...
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Anita H. Simon

July 8, 1930 - August 13, 2017

Anita Simon, age 87, of Dallas, Texas, passed on Sunday, August 13, 2017 surrounded by her grandchildren and children, Dr. Michael Simon and Shelly Mendelson. Anita was born in Germany and served proudly in the Israeli army before moving to America in 1958.She is survived by her husband, Henry Simon.A memorial service will be held at Temple B'nai Israel, 3700 N. Rodney Parham Rd, Little Rock,...
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Shirley Blanchard

September 18, 1938 - August 11, 2017

Shirley Blanchard, 78, of Jacksonville, passed away August 11, 2017.Born September 18, 1938 in Little Rock, she was the daughter Thomas and Ethel Taggart. A graduate of Central High School class of 1956, she worked as a Little Rock Army Recruiter for several years, then worked as a secretary at Jacuzzi Brothers and as a realtor for many years. She retired from First Arkansas Bank and Trust in...
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Charles Blanchard

December 5, 1949 - August 11, 2017

Charles Blanchard, 67, of Jacksonville, passed away August 11, 2017, seven hours after his wife, Shirley, passed away.Born December 5, 1949 in Midland, Louisiana, he was the son of Alfred and Marie Blanchard. He retired as Master Sergeant in the Air Force after 24 years of service. He served in Vietnam and two tours of duty in Germany. He worked at Remington Arms and was a Pulaski County Deputy...
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Marshall Edward Palmer

August 15, 1953 - August 8, 2017

Marshall Edward Palmer, 63, was born to the union of Nathaniel Palmer Sr. and Gladys Mae Ross on August 15, 1953.He was the Maternal grandson of Mae Ida Isby and John Henry Ross; and the Paternal grandson of Iona Sims and Charlie Palmer.He attended Metropolitan High School in 1972. Marshall enlisted in the U.S Army in 1975, where he spent 10 years. He then enlisted in the Army National Guard...
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Mary Ellen Thompson

January 27, 1920 - August 6, 2017

Mary Ellen “Polly” Thompson, 97, of North Little Rock, passed away peacefully on August 6, 2017. She was born to Adolphus and Emma Carlisle on January 27, 1920 in East Point, Louisiana and moved to Little Rock with the advent of the 1927 flood.A 1936 graduate of Little Rock High School, she attended Little Rock Junior College while employed at Bell Telephone Company. Polly met her...
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