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Our Obituaries

Pearl Charlene Lunsford

October 24, 1925 - August 14, 2015

Pearl Charlene Lunsford, 89, of Malvern passed away August 14, 2015. Charlene was born October 24, 1925 in Malvern to Charlie and Pearl (Wallace) Draper. Charlene loved to garden and loved being a homemaker. Her kids and grandkids hung the moon for her. Charlene always put others before herself and would never let a friend leave hungry. She was never wasteful and always found a way to use the...
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Carolyn J. Reed Moppin

February 26, 1942 - August 12, 2015

Carolyn J. Reed Moppin, 73, of Malvern passed away August 12, 2015. Carolyn was born February 26, 1942 in Hot Springs to Rayburn and Pauline (James) Reed. Carolyn loved spending time with her family and reading her books. She was a member of Ten Mile Baptist Church. Carolyn is predeceased by her parents; husband, Ernest Moppin; brothers, Frankie, Billy, and Joe Reed; and grandson, Michael...
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Wanda Lou Treadway

October 21, 1938 - August 10, 2015

Wanda Lou Treadway, 76, of Friendship passed away August 10, 2015. Wanda was born October 21, 1938 in Friendship, AR to Homer and Vera (Owens) Treadway. She loved gardening, canning, and she was a wonderful cook. She loved her pots of flowers and her plants. Wanda was a wonderful caregiver and took care of her parents up until their death. She was also a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist...
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Geneva Estelle Jackson

April 12, 1952 - July 17, 2015

Geneva Estelle Jackson, age 63, of Manila, died early Friday July 17, 2015 at her home. Born in Manila, she was the daughter of the late James Woodrow Macon and Rosie Lee Lutz and had lived several years in the Leola and Sheridan areas before returning to Manila. She was a certified nurses aide and was a member of the Bethabara Baptist Church near Lake City. In addition to her parents she was...
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Marita J Phenix

November 9, 1934 - July 17, 2015

Marita J. Phenix, 80, passed away on July 17, 2015. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Atkinson Funeral Home.
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Wren Paul Remington

March 25, 2015 - July 14, 2015

Wren Paul Remington, 3 months and 19 days old, of Malvern went to be an angel in Heaven on July 14, 2015. He was born on March 25, 2015 to his mommy, Stefanie Zimmerman and his daddy, Justin Remington. Wren Paul was a beautiful, happy baby who melted the hearts of his family from the day he was born. He was truly a gift from God. It was a complete honor to be called his parents; he forever...
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Todd Holyfield

May 15, 1972 - July 14, 2015

Todd Holyfield, 43, of Malvern passed away unexpectedly on July 14, 2015. Todd was born May 15, 1972 in Little Rock, AR, the loving son to Doyle and Beth (Gill) Holyfield. Todd was the store manager at Doyle's Corner. He was a sweet and kindhearted man who would help anyone in their time of need. His favorite hobbies included going to car races with his father, taking pictures of everything and...
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Earl Dinch, Jr.

March 19, 1958 - July 11, 2015

Earl Dinch Jr., 57, of Malvern passed away on July 11, 2015. Cremation arrangements by Atkinson Funeral Home.
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Albert Roe Stewart

November 8, 1934 - July 9, 2015

Albert Roe Stewart, 80, of Malvern went home to be with the Lord on July 9, 2015. Albert was born November 8, 1934 in Wilburton, OK to George and Nellie (Ezekiel) Stewart. He was a member of the United Pentecostal Church in Malvern. Albert is survived by his wife, Imah (Robbins) Stewart of Malvern; sons, Gary (Marlyse) Stewart of Texarkana, TX, and Benny Stewart of MT; daughters, Jean (Bill)...
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Imogene Hartwick Taylor

October 1, 1929 - July 1, 2015

Imogene Hartwick Taylor, 85, of Malvern went home to be with the Lord on July 1, 2015. Imogene was born October 1, 1929 in North Little Rock, AR to Corbett and Elmer (Dempsey) Hartwick. Imogene grew up with a love for gospel music that followed her throughout her life. She began singing at an early age and never stopped. She was always involved with the Senior Adult Center's presentation of Hee...
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Ruby Mae Bridges

June 17, 1929 - June 25, 2015

Ruby Mae Bridges, 86 of Malvern passed away June 25, 2015. Ruby was a Malvern resident since 1942 and a devout Christian and member of the First Pentecostal Church. She was retired from Chamber Doors of Hot Springs, AR. She could often be seen walking her dog on East Mill Street and loved gardening and keeping her yard. She was born as Ruby Mae Heath on June 17, 1929 in Arkansas to William and...
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Ina L. Witherspoon

December 22, 1920 - June 25, 2015

Ina L. Witherspoon, 94, of Hot Springs passed away June 25, 2015. Ina was born December 22, 1920 in Graham, TX. Ina was a poetry writer who had many of her works published. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi and she regularly attended services at 2nd Baptist Church in Hot Springs. Ina is predeceased by her parents; and two sisters. Ina is survived by her son, Charles R. (Doris) Witherspoon...
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Tyler Adam Hice

October 24, 1992 - June 24, 2015

Tyler Adam Hice, 22, of Benton walked into God's open loving arms on June 24, 2015. Tyler was born October 24, 1992 in Sikeston, MO to Thomas Hice and Patricia Sexton. Tyler always had a smile on his face, no matter what was going on. He never met a stranger and was always there for you when you needed him to be. He was a good son and an awesome father and fiancé. He was very loved and he will...
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Marie Lafayette

August 30, 1942 - June 17, 2015

Marie Lafayette, 72, of Malvern passed away June 17, 2015. Marie was born August 30, 1942 in Arkadelphia to Benjamin and Augusta (Thompson) Fite. Marie loved life and even though it was hard to let her go, Marie would not have wanted a life of pain and sickness. She had a green thumb and loved her garden. She could plant a stick and it would flourish. Marie is predeceased by her parents; 6...
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Lillian L. Otts-Downs

March 17, 1913 - June 11, 2015

Lillian L. Otts-Downs, 102, of Malvern went home to be with the Lord on June 11, 2015. Lillian was born March 17, 1913 in Donaldson, AR to John and Phenia (Sirratt) White. Lillian was a volunteer at the nursing homes in Malvern, and a member of the Extension Homemaker Club, the Senior Center, and 3rd Baptist Church. She was a "doer", always busy, doing something. She loved to play bingo and...
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Clarence E. Frazier

May 20, 1931 - June 4, 2015

Clarence E. Frazier, age 84, of Oak Grove was born May 20, 1931 and got his wings to fly away from his earthly home to be with his Lord on June 4, 2015. He had suffered several months with his battle with lung cancer and congestive heart failure and now his battle is won. He was saved as a young boy and attended Old Deroche Baptist Church in Bismarck, AR. He loved to play pool, shuffleboard,...
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Stephen Wright

December 12, 1956 - May 31, 2015

Stephen Mitchel Wright, 58, of Malvern passed away May 31, 2015. Stephen was born December 12, 1956 in Jacksonville, AR to Raymond and Mary (Smith) Wright. Stephen had a very interesting sense of humor and he walked to the beat of his own drum. He loved sci-fi movies and books. He was an animal lover and had 5 fur-babies of his own. He had strong political views and was proud to be a Republican. ...
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Geneva Freeman-Graham Stanley

September 3, 1940 - May 28, 2015

Geneva Freeman Graham Stanley, 74, of Malvern passed away May 28, 2015. Geneva was born September 3, 1940 in Heavener, OK to Abner and Eva (Scott) Freeman. Geneva is predeceased by her parents; two sons, Johnny Graham and Jamie Graham; one daughter, Natalie Ross; three brothers; one sister; and the father of her children, John L. Graham. Geneva is survived by two sons, Tony Graham of Malvern,...
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Herbert Benjamin Benham

October 19, 1937 - May 22, 2015

Herbert Benjamin Benham, 77, of Malvern went home to be with the Lord on May 22, 2015. Herbert was born on October 19, 1937 in Brinkley, AR to Robert Gilmore Benham and Lettie Marie (Jones) Benham. He was a U.S. Army veteran and he retired from Borden Milk and Walmart. Herbert was a very hard working family man who took advantage of the gifts he was given and made the most of them. He was always...
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J. M. Johnson

February 17, 1932 - May 16, 2015

J.M. Johnson, 83, of Lono went home to be with the Lord on May 16, 2015. J.M. was born February 17, 1932 in Malvern to Pat and Gladys (Eason) Johnson. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was the leader of the singing and a member of L'Eau Fraiz Methodist Church. He loved the outdoors and he could often be found fishing, hunting, or taking care of his cows. J.M. loved his little buddy,...
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Richard Lee Collie

February 19, 1951 - May 12, 2015

Richard Lee Collie, 64, of Malvern passed away May 12, 2015. He was born February 19, 1951 in Malvern to Leesen and Frances (Hodges) Collie. Richard loved the outdoors; his favorite hobbies were hunting, fishing, and cooking. He was a loving person who really took care of his mother for years. He would take her anywhere she wanted to go and they especially loved to go fishing together and go to...
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Marie Butler Clardy

February 1, 1923 - May 11, 2015

With her life's journey complete, Marie Clardy went home to be with her Lord and Savior on May 11, 2015. She was born to Walter and Ann (Elmore) Butler on February 1, 1923 at Glen Rose, AR. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jack Clardy; her parents, Walter and Ann (Elmore) Butler; brothers, Kiah, Paul, Fount, Ernest, Ollie, Tommy, and Kenneth Butler; and sisters, Alice Berryhill...
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Zoey Jane Campbell

May 10, 2015 - May 10, 2015

Zoey Jane Campbell, our little angel was born after her death at 16 weeks on May 10, 2015. Carrying a child in the womb is a precious gift, no matter how short of a time it may be. Our perfect baby girl leaves behind her mommy and daddy, Dustin Campbell and Kristy Bates Campbell of Hot Springs; her big sister, Abigail Bates; her papaw, Randy Bates; her grandpa, Robert Campbell and grandma,...
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Anna Bairett

March 19, 1930 - May 4, 2015

Anna Bairett, 85, of Malvern, passed away in Little Rock on May 4, 2015. She was born on March 19, 1930 to Bertha and Harve White in Adair, Oklahoma. Anna is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Larry Bairett. Anna had a strong faith in the Lord and looked forward to being reunited with her husband in heaven. She is survived by a large extended family. A private burial was held...
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J.D. Thompson

January 9, 1937 - April 29, 2015

J.D. Thompson, 78, of Malvern passed away at his home on April 29, 2015. J.D. was born January 9, 1937 in Jacksonville, TX to Jess Doyle Thompson Sr. and Emma Lindsay Thompson. He was involved in underground mining in AR, NM, and WY and was a federal mine inspector. He was a commercial truck driver for BTL in Malvern and Mountain Valley Water in Hot Springs and owned NAT Dump Truck Co. J.D....
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Larry "Preacher" Price

August 21, 1951 - April 24, 2015

Larry "Preacher" Price, 63, of Social Hill, passed away on April 24, 2015. He was born on August 21, 1951 to Mabel Taylor Price and Leven Price. Larry is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Bonnie Rauls. He is survived by his wife, Carleen Vantrease Price; his daughter, Leatha (Chris) Bozeman; two brothers, Wesley Mitch Price and Ronald Price; his mother-in-law, Sue Vantrease; and...
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Doyle Holyfield

January 14, 1943 - April 23, 2015

Doyle Holyfield, 72, of Malvern, went to be with the Lord on April 23, 2015 with his loving family by his side. Doyle was born on January 14, 1943 to Lee and Ila Lee Bizzell Holyfield in Morrilton, AR. Doyle and his wife, Beth, began building businesses in Malvern back in 1983. From the ground up, they formed Malvern Brake Service and later on, established Doyle's Corner Store. Doyle was a hard...
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Janet Elaine Wheeler Levine Bullock

June 18, 1956 - April 20, 2015

Janet Elaine Wheeler Levine, age 58, of Camden passed away April 20, 2015. Janet was born on June 18, 1956 in Newport, AR to the late Jimmie Dean Henson and Edwards Deen Wheeler. She dedicated her life to taking care of others as a nursing home administrator for over 40 years. She leaves behind two daughters, Misste Levine Lewis and Karrie Levine; one son, Jason (Heather) Levine; two brothers,...
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James "Doug" Gray

July 21, 1949 - April 19, 2015

But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body. Philippians 3:20-21 James "Doug" Gray, 65, of Malvern passed away on April 19, 2015. He was born to June and James F. Gray on July 21, 1949. Doug...
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Nate Austin

December 7, 1955 - April 18, 2015

Nate Austin, 59, formerly of Malvern, but living in Camden, passed away on 4/18/2015. A private service will be held in his memory. Cremation Arrangements entrusted to Atkinson Funeral Home.
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Phillip Wayne Byrd

December 10, 1947 - April 13, 2015

Phillip Wayne Byrd, 67, of Haughton, LA went home to be with the Lord on April 13, 2015. Phillip was born on December 10, 1947 in Malvern to Alvin and Janet (Barnes) Byrd. He retired from the Air Force and the Louisiana DMV. He was also a member of Haughton Baptist Temple in Haughton, LA where he served as youth director for 11 years, head usher for 12 years, and was a former choir member. He...
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Don Shelton

June 22, 1936 - April 7, 2015

Don Shelton, age 78, of Malvern passed away on April 7, 2015 at Three Rivers Healthcare Rehabilitation and Medical Center in Marked Tree, AR. Don and his wife, Turner, moved to Malvern, AR in 1972. He was born on June 22, 1936, in Birmingham, AL, the son of the late Orange and Rachel Shelton. Don was an Eagle Scout as a youth, served as a radio repairman in the Army 82nd Airborne Division,...
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David E. Bowen

February 26, 1942 - April 1, 2015

David E. Bowen, 73, of Malvern passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015. He was born February 26, 1942 to the late Edgar and Sylvia Turner Bowen in Malvern. David worked for Baroid & Almond Asphalt and was a United States Navy Veteran serving during Vietnam. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time with this family. He was a member of the B & B Hunting Club. David is survived by his loving...
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Lillian "Granny Lou" Bailey

August 15, 1931 - March 19, 2015

Lucille "Granny Lou" Bailey, 83, of Leola passed away Thursday, March 19, 2015. Lucille was born August 15, 1931 in Ulm, AR to Edward and Hilda Brands. She never remarried after losing her husband, and raised her daughter, Ruth, as a single mother and unconditionally loved her with all her heart. Even during bad times, Lucille always found the good in everything. She loved Jesus and all His...
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Damon Lee "Flamin Damon" Cash

September 21, 1981 - March 13, 2015

Damon Lee "Flamin Damon" Cash, 33, of Malvern passed away Friday, March 13, 2015. He was born on September 21, 1981 in Little Rock, AR to Harold and Sharon Cash. Damon was an avid fisherman and could cook like a pro. He was full of personality and loved to have a good time. He was funny and could always make people laugh. Damon is predeceased by his grandparents. Damon is survived by his...
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Lynn Edward Galloway

February 23, 1947 - March 10, 2015

Lynn Edward Galloway, 68, of Malvern went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Lynn was born February 23, 1947 in Malvern to Herbert and Marguerite (Riggans) Galloway. Lynn loved to fish and hunt. He was very athletic and loved to run track when he was in school. He was a strong, hard worker. He was a member of the Malvern Assembly of God Church. Lynn is predeceased by his parents;...
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Jerry Manning

October 1, 1954 - March 7, 2015

Jerry Manning, 60, of Malvern passed away on March 7, 2015. He was born to Juanita and Auvergene Manning on October 1, 1954. Jerry enjoyed working in his yard, going to flea markets and browsing antique shops. He also loved good food and time with his family. Jerry retired from Arkansas Health Center in 2000 and was a member of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Jerry is preceded in death by...
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Raymond Edward Jones, Sr

August 27, 1920 - March 6, 2015

Raymond Jones Sr., 94, of Friendship, passed away on March 6, 2015. He was born to Ada and Burt Jones on August 27, 1920. Raymond was a hard worker and often had several jobs going at the same time. He was a carpenter by trade, working for Nabors Construction Company for many years. Raymond also loved to hunt and fish. He was a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Raymond is preceded...
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Ronald Durrell Dyson

August 28, 1936 - March 4, 2015

Ronald Durrell Dyson, 78, of Malvern passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Ronald was born August 28, 1936 in San Diego, CA to Herbert and Evelyn (McCan) Dyson. He was a security guard for most of his life and a United States Army veteran. Ronald is survived by his daughters, Julie (Shelbert "Lewis") Buttrum of Malvern, Regina (Gus) Phelps of AZ, and Sara Clary of CA; four grandchildren; and...
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Richard Ashcraft

May 4, 1969 - March 3, 2015

Richard Ashcraft, 45, of Hot Springs, passed away March 3, 2015. Richard was born May 4, 1969 in Troy, OH to Daniel and Linda (Johnson) Ashcraft. Richard is survived by his mother, Linda Hennessy and step-father, John Hennessy of Hot Springs; fiancé, Charnetta Bradshaw of Hot Springs; sister, Michelle Hennessy of Hot Springs; daughter, Brittany Ashcraft of Poyen; and the mother of his daughter...
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Daphene Prince-Southerland

January 26, 1923 - February 27, 2015

Daphene Prince Southerland, age 92, died Friday February 27, 2015. She was born on January 26th, 1923. Daughter of Will & Cora Sealy Prince, Daphene grew up in New DeRoche AR. In October, 1939 she married Herman H. Southerland. Daphene retired as a cook from Bismarck School. Daphene is predeceased by her parents, her husband, sister Mary Frances Prince, Brothers, Waymond Prince & J.T. Prince. ...
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Nevaeh D'Laine Swayze

January 14, 2015 - February 26, 2015

Nevaeh D'Laine Swayze, 5 ½ weeks, of Malvern passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015. Nevaeh was born January 14, 2015 in Hot Springs, AR to Thomas and Tiffany (Lent) Swayze. Nevaeh was a precious gift from God who came into this world at 6 lbs. 9 oz., 19 inches long, and with a 12 ½ inch head circumference. She was very loved by her family and will be deeply missed. Nevaeh is survived by her...
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Gordon J. "Buddy" Holmes

October 21, 1926 - February 24, 2015

Gordon J. "Buddy" Holmes, 88, of Malvern passed away at his home on February 24, 2015. Gordon was born in Hampton, AR on October 21, 1926 to Jesse and Katherine Holmes. He was the eighth of twelve children. He made his living as an iron worker. His job allowed him to travel and work all over the United States. Gordon is predeceased by his parents; nine of his siblings; and his wife of 59 years,...
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Sue Culpepper

June 16, 1944 - February 23, 2015

Sue Culpepper, 70, of Leola passed away February 23, 2015. Sue was born June 16, 1944 in Fisk, MO to Bon and Opal Wright. Sue had a great sense of humor; she was always smiling and laughing about something. She loved her family and was very passionate about life. Sue is predeceased by her parents; sisters, Jean Wright and Leta Wright; and granddaughter, Tonya Young. Sue is survived by her...
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Weslie Dixson

September 12, 1933 - February 19, 2015

Weslie Dixson, 81, of Traskwood passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015. Weslie was born September 12, 1933 in Traskwood to Johnny and Jewel (Davis) Dixson. Weslie loved camping, hunting, and fishing. He delivered papers for the Malvern Daily Record after many years of work at the bicycle factory. Weslie is predeceased by his parents; one daughter, Geneta Dixson Bell; and one brother, Marvin...
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Gene Henderson

November 11, 1934 - February 17, 2015

Gene Henderson, 80, of Malvern died tragically in a house fire on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Gene was born November 11, 1934 in Arkansas to Erester and Dona (Ballard) Henderson. Gene was the manager of Montgomery Wards in Malvern for many years. In his later years he drove a truck and worked well up into his 70's. He then enjoyed the rest of his quiet life at home. Gene was also an Army veteran....
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Jason "Snowman" Stovall

June 4, 1981 - February 16, 2015

Jason "Snowman" Stovall, 33, of Malvern passed away February 16, 2015. Jason was born June 4, 1981 in Artesia, CA to Gary and Retha (Womble) Stovall. Jason is predeceased by his Grandparents, Mema and Pop Womble, and Grandma & Grandpa Stovall; Aunt, Sylvia Pellam of CA; Uncle, Dewayne Womble of Malvern; and Uncle, Larry Cross of TN. Jason is survived by Fiancé, Heather Darter; daughters,...
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Mary E. Emory

September 28, 1936 - February 16, 2015

Mary E. Emory, 78, of Bismarck passed away Monday, February 16, 2015. Mary was born September 28, 1936 in Lecompte, LA to Hale and Willie Norris. Family was everything to Mary, she loved her husband with all her heart, and took care of everyone she could. She loved to cook, crochet, and read. Mary is predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Earl L. Emory Jr.; daughter, Sheila Bierden; three...
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Martha Sue Payne Samons

July 9, 1922 - February 16, 2015

Martha Sue Payne Samons, 92, of Malvern passed away peacefully at home on Monday, February 16, 2015. She was born in Harlow, Arkansas on July 9, 1922 to R.L. and Martha Anthony Payne. Her early life was at various locations in south central Arkansas before she moved to Malvern. She was proud to be a homemaker and co-owner of Samons store in downtown Malvern. Survivors include her son, Michael ...
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Ora Frances Clark Arnold

October 13, 1934 - February 10, 2015

Ora Frances Clark Arnold, 80, of Malvern passed away on Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Ora was born October 13, 1934 in Willow Shade, KY to Reuben and Cora (Murray) Clark. Ora was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother; family was everything to her. She lived for God and for her family. Ora is predeceased by her parents, Reuben and Cora Clark; her husband of 50 years, James D. Arnold; three...
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Luke Woodrow Adams

May 3, 1985 - February 7, 2015

Luke Woodrow Adams, 29, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday February 7, 2015. He was born on May 3, 1985 in Malvern to Donna May Adams-Robbins and the late Terry L. Adams. Luke was a 2003 graduate of Malvern High School. He was saved and baptized at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church where he became a member. For many years he was in the Awana program and later became a member of South...
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Rita Sue Griswold Underwood

June 8, 1950 - February 7, 2015

Rita Sue Griswold Underwood, 64, of Benton passed away Saturday, February 7, 2015. Rita was born June 8, 1950 in Malvern to Warren and Lena (Schraldi) Griswold. Rita is predeceased by her parents. Rita is survived by her husband, Jerry Underwood Jr. of Benton; brothers, Richard (Kay) Griswold of Benton, Johnny (Laura) Griswold of CA, and Mark (X'hail) Griswold of PA; sisters, Anna (Don Furr)...
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Kenny Buck

December 30, 1952 - February 4, 2015

Debra Lynn (Harsh) Buck, 53, of Bismarck passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015. Her husband, Kenneth Wayne Buck, 62, of Bismarck passed away Wednesday, February 4, 2015. Debra was born August 28, 1961 in Arkansas to Jim and Barb Harsh. She was a very crafty person who could make something out of nothing. She had a nurturing, servant's heart. Kenneth was born December 30, 1952 in Eufaula, AL...
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Pearl Mae Jackson-Trevino

September 17, 1927 - February 4, 2015

Pearl Mae Jackson-Trevino, 87, of Sherwood, formerly of Malvern, passed away on February 4, 2015. Visitation will be held on Sunday February 8, 2015 fom 6-8 PM at the Atkinson Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be held on Monday, February 9, 2015 at 1:00 PM also in the Atkinson Chapel. Interment will be at Brush Creek Cemetery.
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Leslie Milton Gurley

August 23, 1935 - February 3, 2015

Leslie Milton Gurley, 79, of Malvern lost his battle to cancer on Tuesday, February 3, 2015. Leslie was born August 23, 1935 in Chewalla, TN to Artie (Johnson) and James Gurley. Leslie was the oldest of nine children. He was a quiet man with a great sense of humor. He loved animals and was a devoted family man. He had a true compassion for people. He kept a garden of at least an acre and a half...
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Joyce T. Scrimshire

September 2, 1921 - February 1, 2015

Joyce T. Scrimshire, 93, of Malvern went to be with The Lord Sunday, February 1, 2015. Joyce was born on September 2, 1921 in Malvern to Ola (Smith) and Arrice Teague Sr. Joyce loved going to church and was a big part of the Women's Bible Study at 1st Baptist Church in Malvern. She was a Senior companion for Area Agency on Aging and has won 2 Presidential Awards for her volunteerism. Joyce...
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John "Lil John" Hern

September 26, 2000 - January 31, 2015

John Hern, 14, of Malvern went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 31, 2015. John was born September 26, 2000 in Jacksonville, AR to Stephanie (Long) and John Hern Jr. John was a wonderful person who was loved by so many people. He changed the lives of everyone who knew him. He was very outgoing and loved the life he lived. Although he was ornery at times, he always had good intentions. He...
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Debra Lynn Buck

August 28, 1961 - January 25, 2015

Debra Lynn (Harsh) Buck, 53, of Bismarck passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015. Her husband, Kenneth Wayne Buck, 62, of Bismarck passed away Wednesday, February 4, 2015. Debra was born August 28, 1961 in Arkansas to Jim and Barb Harsh. She was a very crafty person who could make something out of nothing. She had a nurturing, servant's heart. Kenneth was born December 30, 1952 in Eufaula, AL...
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Phillip McGriff

November 26, 1959 - January 21, 2015

Phillip McGriff, 55, of Leola passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Phillip was born November 26, 1959 in Malvern, AR to Clarence (Green) and Lester McGriff. Phillip loved fishing and he was a good cook. One of his favorite things to do was watch cartoons with his grandson. Phillip is predeceased by his parents; niece, Anja Dial; and brother, David McGriff. Phillip is survived by his wife,...
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William C. Bates

July 23, 1922 - January 21, 2015

William "Bill" C. Bates, 92, of Hot Springs passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Bill was born July 23, 1922 in Little Rock, AR to Maebelle (Bumpass) and William Bates. Bill was a kind, honest, and gentle man. He loved the horse races; they were one of his true passions. Bill also loved living on the lake with his 5 cats. He was a very proud man and remained independent well into his nineties...
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Gary Lee Bennett

January 9, 1952 - January 19, 2015

Gary Lee Bennett, 63, of Malvern went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 19, 2015. Gary was born January 9, 1952 in Malvern to Bobby and Grace (Hightower) Bennett Hall. Gary was a truck driver for many years. He also worked for Acme Brick for 19 years. He loved fishing and was a member of the Bass Fishing Club. Gary was a kid at heart; he let Jaylin paint his nails and put bows in his hair....
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Lynn Warren

October 24, 1961 - January 17, 2015

Lynn Jordan Warren, 53, of Malvern, passed away on January 17, 2015. She was born on October 24, 1961 to Lolita Lee Lage and Laramie Jordan in Colorado Springs, CO. Lynn worked as a florist for Marie's Flowers and Bowen Florist in Hot Springs for many years. Lynn loved horses, making dream catchers and restoring old furniture into works of art. She was very art oriented and created many beautiful...
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Gary Lee Ray

January 2, 1960 - January 12, 2015

Gary Lee Ray, 55, of Donaldson passed away Monday, January 12, 2015. Gary was born January 2, 1960 in Malvern, AR to Thelma (Burks) and Elton Ray. Gary loved to tinker with gadgets and could fix any broken computer or electronic. He was of the Baptist faith. Gary is predeceased by his father, Elton Ray. Gary is survived by his son, Joseph Ray of Donaldson; daughters, Amber Ray of Donaldson and...
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Loretta Kelley

April 12, 1932 - January 11, 2015

Loretta Kelly, 82, of Hot Springs, passed away Sunday, January 11, 2015. She is survived by her twin sister, Rosetta Lovett, of Hot Springs. Services will be private. Cremation arrangements provided by Atkinson Funeral Home.
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Rhonda Gray

December 15, 1966 - January 10, 2015

Rhonda Gray, 49, of Malvern went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 10, 2015. Rhonda was born December 15, 1966 in Port Angeles, WA to Norma and Ralph Rose. She was a mother, a great wife, and an amazing friend. Rhonda is survived by her husband, Wallace Gray; two sons, Anthony Paige of Benton and Michael Dillon Hunt of Malvern; one daughter, Courtney Sue Jean Clark (Dusty) of...
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Ernest Floyd Miller Jr.

March 12, 1935 - January 10, 2015

Ernest Floyd Miller Jr., 79, of Malvern passed away Saturday, January 10, 2015. Ernest was born March 12, 1935 in Saginaw, AR to Margaret Gertrude Huggins Miller and Ernest Miller Sr. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Malvern. Ernest is predeceased by his wife of 30 years, Alice Beatrice Miller; one son, David Neal Miller; three step-brothers, George Miller, Cletis Miller, and Wesley...
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Fred Martin Jr.

March 17, 1947 - January 9, 2015

Fred Martin, 67, of Donaldson passed away Friday, January 9, 2015. Fred was born March 17, 1947 in Cherry Point, NC to Doris (Carter) and Frederic Martin Sr. Fred loved to take vacations and go fishing. He loved his toys: boats, sports cars, and motorcycles. He was an avid collector of swords and knives. Most importantly, he took great care of his grandkids and would help anyone that needed it....
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David Kenneth Williams

November 29, 1955 - January 5, 2015

David Kenneth Williams, 59, of Cave Creek Arizona, went to be with the Lord on January 5, 2015. He was born on November 29, 1955 in Long Beach California, the son of Kenneth and Mary Williams. He spent his youth in Hot Springs and Malvern, Arkansas and served in the US Navy. He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Williams and sister, Ingrid Williams. Survivors are his wife of 31...
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Peggy Barnett

March 11, 1936 - December 29, 2014

Peggy Barnett, 78, of Malvern, passed away on December 29, 2014. She was born on March 11, 1936 to Woodrow Robinson and Lucille Moore Robinson Jordan. Peggy was a quiet, kind and respectful woman who instilled these same values in her children. She was strong willed and a hard worker. She was married for 57 years to her husband, John, and together they built a business from the ground up. In 1967...
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Frank Charles Lawson

February 26, 1941 - December 28, 2014

Frank Charles Lawson,73, passed away on December 28, 2014. Frank was born on February 26, 1941 to Dorothy and Walter Lawson. Growing up in a large family, Frank was the jokester. He was a "cut-up" and loved to make his family laugh. Frank loved the outdoors, especially when he was hunting or fishing. He loved to dance to country music and he loved to sing, especially in church. He usually sang...
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Roy Caddy

September 13, 1936 - December 24, 2014

Roy Damon Caddy, 78, of Malvern went to meet the Lord on Wednesday, December 24, 2014.He was born September 13, 1936 in Tulip. The son of Best and Edna Caddy. He was a member of the Victory Assembly of God Church. He loved the Lord and his family. He loved hunting and fishing. He worked as a miner for over 30 years. Roy And his wife, Virginia Caddy, were married for 58 years and had six children...
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Virgil Adams

September 25, 1940 - December 14, 2014

Virgil Adams, 74, of Malvern passed away December 14, 2014. Virgil was born September 25, 1940 in Malvern to Edgar and Edna Adams. Virgil loved to dance and always stepped on his wife's toes. He was of the Assembly of God faith. Virgil was also retired from the Army National Guard. Virgil is predeceased by his parents; grandson, Terry Don Adams; and sister, Patricia Brown. Virgil is survived...
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Clide Faye "Modeal" Keys

October 16, 1932 - December 13, 2014

Clide Faye "Modeal" Keys, 82, of Malvern, passed away December 13, 2014 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Malvern surrounded by her family. She was born in Prattsville, AR on October 16, 1932 to Thomas Oscar Beck & Florence Beck. She was an avid gardener who could grow anything, especially flowers. She always mowed her own lawn because she was afraid someone would tear up her mower or run over...
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Eula Lee Smith

February 17, 1915 - December 11, 2014

Eula Lee Smith, 99, of Malvern passed away December 11, 2014. Eula was born February 17, 1915 in Duran, OK. Eula was a compassionate and loving woman who was well liked by all. She was very strong willed and funny. She loved to bake and was a really good seamstress. Eula loved taking road trips with her granddaughter, Phyllis. Eula is predeceased by her husband of over 50 years, Carl Smith; two...
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Larry Bruce Tipton

February 28, 1944 - December 10, 2014

Larry Bruce Tipton, 70, of Malvern passed away December 10, 2014. Larry was born February 28, 1944 in Malvern, AR. Larry loved to fish and play pool and card games. He loved going to the Senior Center and the Moose Lodge. He enjoyed playing Dobro and listening to country and bluegrass music. Larry is predeceased by his father. Larry is survived by his wife, Emogene Tipton of Malvern; sons,...
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Raymond Ward

March 22, 1945 - December 8, 2014

Raymond Ward, 69, of Malvern passed away December 8, 2014. Raymond was born March 22, 1945 in Curtis, AR to Kash and Ora Ward. Raymond loved to tell jokes. He was stubborn, a fighter, and always stood up for himself. He loved to fish and he loved his movies; his favorite show was Bro. Gaithers. Raymond was also a sharpshooter while serving our country during his time in the Army. Raymond is...
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Donald H. Speed

April 16, 1934 - November 29, 2014

Donald H. Speed, 80, of Malvern, AR left this world and entered the presence of his savior on November 29, 2014. Donald was born April 16, 1934 in Malvern, AR to Linnie and Maudie (Hohrine) Speed. He was a family man, outdoorsman, and prayer warrior. He and his wife, Winnie, lived in the close knit "Ridge Road" community at the outskirts of Malvern for 47 years where they raised three children...
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Emma Jean Childers-Wisemore

October 13, 1934 - November 28, 2014

Emma Jean Childers-Wisemore, 80, of Benton passed away on November 28, 2014. She was born in Malvern on October 13, 1934 to Dora and Herbert Jones. Emma Jean loved "get togethers" with her family and she will be missed greatly. Emma Jean is preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Eddie Joe Wisemore; two sisters; and one brother. She is survived by two sons, Duane (Sarah) Childers of...
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Thomas J. Cunningham

April 21, 1937 - November 27, 2014

Thomas Jerald "Jerry" Cunningham, 77, of Malvern passed away at his favorite place to be, deer camp, on November 27, 2014. Jerry was born on April 21, 1937 to Lois and Earnest Cunningham. Jerry owned his own heat and air business for many years and believed in hard work. He loved to play too. Jerry enjoyed fishing, golfing and hunting. He was a member of the River Bend Hunt Club. He also loved...
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Betty Patrick

August 1, 1935 - November 27, 2014

Betty Quick Patrick, 79, of Malvern passed away on November 27, 2014. Betty was born August 1, 1935 to Bernice and William Quick. Betty worked for many years at Douglas Aircraft. She loved to cook good food, shop and grow beautiful flowers in her yard. Her grandkids remember getting in trouble for picking her flowers. Trouble with Betty was something you didn't want. She was spunky and feisty....
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Larry D. Ross

April 22, 1950 - November 21, 2014

Larry D. Ross, 64, of Malvern passed away on November 21, 2014. Larry was born on April 22, 1950 to Mabel and Alton Ross. Larry was the youngest of seven children and was loved dearly by his older siblings. Larry was a cattleman his entire life. He was well respected for his extensive knowledge of quality cattle. He loved his cows. Larry also loved his family and he will be missed by them all....
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Melvin McClenahan

January 29, 1934 - November 16, 2014

Melvin McClenahan, 80, of Bismarck passed away Sunday November 16, 2014. He was born on January 29, 1934 to Sarah "June" and Lawrence McClenahan. Melvin was a member of the Caddy Hunt Club and loved his stamp collecting. He helped found the New DeRouche volunteer Fire Department and was a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. Melvin retired from Reynolds Aluminum. He loved to hunt, fish...
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Tammy Shannon Goyne Kidder

July 1, 1959 - November 8, 2014

Tammy Shannon Goyne Kidder, 55, of Malvern passed away Saturday, November 8, 2014 at her home. She was born July 1, 1959 to Phoebe Harris Yost and Billy Noland Goyne. She worked in automotive parts sales until she became disabled. She was a member of Poyen Assembly of God. Tammy is preceded in death by her father, Billy; her sister, Robin Brown; her brother, Michael Goyne; and her paternal and...
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Mary Parker

August 9, 1931 - November 2, 2014

Mary Parker, 83, of Hot Springs, went to be with the Lord on Sunday November 2, 2014. Mary was born August 9, 1931 in Alton, IL to Ora and Cecil Moss. Mary was the 1st Baptist Church Secretary in Slidell, LA for over 40 years. She was a sweet woman with a soft voice who loved to sing with the choir. Mary is survived by her sons, Terry (Beverly) Emery of Hot Springs and Jerry Emery of Slidell,...
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Florence "Tink" Hines

September 18, 1930 - October 29, 2014

Tink Hines, whose birth name was Florence Agnes Bell, was born in Ray, AZ on September 18, 1930 to William Alton and Alloyious Odessa (Edwards) Bell. The youngest of three children, Tink was raised to be a tough strong tomboy and despised her birth name. She would often stick her tongue out and squinch her face when being called it for legal purposes. Due to her softball playing "skills" and...
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Tiffany Paige Koonce

December 12, 1995 - October 24, 2014

Tiffany Paige Koonce, 18, of Bismarck passed away Friday, October 24, 2014. Paige was born December 12, 1995 in Hot Springs to Charles Koonce and Teena Maner. Paige was a bubbly, outgoing girl who enjoyed being goofy. She loved babies and was of the Pentecostal faith. Paige is predeceased by her parents and her grandmother, Linda Koonce. Paige is survived by her brothers, Justin Koonce of Hot...
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Homer Raymond Chancellor

May 9, 1926 - October 23, 2014

Homer Raymond Chancellor, 88, of Malvern went to be with Jesus and our Grandma, Hazel this morning, October 23, 2014. After longing for her every day for the last six years, these two are finally together again for all eternity. We have no doubt he was greeted with open arms and the words, "Well done, my good and faithful servant." He was a man among men…honest, faithful, and good. A true...
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Anna Vee Dyer

September 15, 1937 - October 19, 2014

Anna Vee Dyer, age 77, of Saginaw passed away October 19, 2014. She was born September 15,1937 in Malvern, Arkansas to Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Parish. Anna Vee enjoyed reading, working outside, and spending time with her loved ones. Other than her parents, Anna is preceded in death by her husband, Melford Dyer; her brother-in-law Doyle Dyer; and her daughter-in-law Judy Dyer. Survivors include her...
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Gina Nikkol Thomason

December 28, 1982 - October 9, 2014

Gina Nikkol Thomason, 31, of Malvern, passed away on October 9, 2014 in El Reno, OK. She was born December 28, 1982 to Teresa (Sturdivant) Thomason Carroll and Basil Allen Thomason. Gina was a happy, boisterous, loving person who never met a stranger. She was a devoted mother to her boys. They were her joy in life. Gina was known for telling it like she saw it. She loved hard and she played even...
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Jeanette Hensley Allen

May 10, 1937 - October 6, 2014

Jeanette Hensley Allen, 77, of Malvern passed away October 6, 2014. Jeanette was born May 10, 1937 in Benton, AR to Porter and Alene (Cotton) Hensley. She was a good cook who loved big dinners. She enjoyed going fishing and camping and one of her favorite memories was a trip to Yellowstone National Park. Jeanette also loved watching the birds and deer. She was very devoted to her family and...
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Ingo A. Opiela

November 20, 1947 - September 27, 2014

Ingo A. Opiela, 66, passed away September 27, 2014 in Solingen, Germany. Ingo was born November 20, 1947 to the late Richard Opiela and late Anneliese Opiela in Altrandsberg (Bavaria) Germany. Ingo finished high school and joined the Marines at age 18. He stayed 8 years and became the youngest officer at age 21 in the German Marines. After 8 years, he returned home and worked for a few years in...
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Betty Beeson

February 16, 1953 - September 27, 2014

Betty "BJ" Lay Beeson, 61, of Traskwood passed away on September 27, 2014 at Saline Memorial Hospital. BJ was born on February 16, 1953 to Nora and Rex Lay. She worked as a receptionist for Federal Express and also as an admissions clerk in the former St Joseph Hospital in Hot Springs. BJ was of the Baptist faith. She loved growing flowers, maintaining her yard and decorating for the holidays. BJ...
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Raymond I. Draper

October 31, 1940 - September 19, 2014

Raymond I. Draper, 73, of Malvern, passed away on September 19, 2014. Raymond was born in Malvern to Clifford and Ruby Jean Draper on October 31, 1940. Raymond retired from Acme Brick after 36 years of service. Raymond was a hard worker who was totally dedicated to his family. He was such a hard worker that in those 36 years, he only called in sick a handful of times. When he retired, Raymond...
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Martha Swayze

January 31, 1959 - September 19, 2014

Martha Swayze, 55, of Malvern passed away Friday, September 19, 2014. Martha was born January 31, 1959 in Little Rock, AR to John and Alice Tillery. She was of the Pentecostal faith. Martha is predeceased by her daddy. Martha is survived by her husband of 25 years, Mike Swayze of Malvern; sons, Sammy (Shawna) Bennett of Bismarck and Jimmy Lofton of Malvern; daughter, Mary Humphrey of Malvern;...
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Natalie Graham Ross

December 24, 1961 - September 12, 2014

Natalie Graham Ross, 52, of Malvern passed away Friday, September 12, 2014. Natalie was born December 24, 1961 in Ft. Worth, TX to John and Genevia (Freeman) Graham. Natalie loved taking care of her kids and was a mom to more than just her children. She was a really good cook and she loved her Dr. Pepper. Natalie is predeceased by her daddy and two brothers, Jamie Graham and Johnny Graham. ...
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Zaine Austin Quinn

May 16, 2014 - September 8, 2014

Zaine Austin Quinn, 3 1/2 months, of Malvern, went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 8, 2014. Zaine was born May 16, 2014 in Hot Springs, AR to Michael Davis and Brittany Quinn. Zaine was a gift to all of his family. He stole everyone's heart from the moment he was born. Zaine is survived by his parents; brothers, Caden and Carson Quinn; grandparents, Frank Davis, Sheila Lewis, Ronald...
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Ortha Faye Lewis

July 5, 1936 - August 29, 2014

Ortha Faye Lewis, 78, of Malvern passed away Friday, August 29, 2014. Ortha was born July 5, 1936 in Dover, AR to Alvin and Arlena (Miller) Metz. Ortha is predeceased by her parents; sister, Nellie Jane Williams; daughter, Sarah Ella; and son, Marion Wayne Gardner. Ortha is survived by her son, John R. Lukach; daughters, Janice Franklin of Malvern and Tammie Odem of Hot Springs; 3 brothers; 5...
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Clifford E Green

November 17, 1928 - August 29, 2014

On August 29, 2014, Clifford E. Green of Malvern, was called home to be with his heavenly Father. Clifford was born on November 17, 1928 in Hot Spring County, Arkansas to Fred L. Green and Tinnia Hathcock Green. He married Armagene Carr Green on April, 17, 1951. Clifford attended the Central School in Hot Spring County where he graduated in 1949. He also played in the band The Malvern Ramblers....
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Mildred Elaine Crumby

March 10, 1925 - August 24, 2014

Mildred Elaine Darby Crumby, age 89, passed peacefully from this world to Heaven on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at the Malvern Nursing Home. Mildred was born to Francis Chafer and Ava Alice Brooks Darby in Drumwright, OK on March 10, 1925. She was a retired medical secretary for the Hot Springs Rehabilitation Center in Hot Springs, AR. In addition, she was secretary for the Hot Spring County...
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Brenda Joyce Crowe

January 21, 1944 - August 22, 2014

Brenda Crowe ,70, of Prattsville, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Friday, August 22, 2014. Brenda was born to Helen and Harold Toler on January 21, 1944. She married the man of her dreams when she was 16 years old and dedicated her life to the Lord, her husband and the four boys they raised together. Brenda was proud of her home and took pride in canning all the vegetables her...
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