Gross Funeral Home

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


Our Obituaries

Billy Edward Williams

August 6, 1947 - November 19, 2017

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Gregory W. Nickels

December 26, 1962 - November 18, 2017

On November 18, 2017 Gregory Wayne Nickels, 54, of Hot Springs died in a local hospital and left this message for all who loved him:I, Gregory Wayne Nickels have abandoned my chores and labors on Earth to go “kick It” with our Lord and King Jesus Christ, and to assume my proper seat among the Guardians of the Valley of the Vapors.Greg was born on December 26, 1962 to Bill and Doris...
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Tobias Gormley

September 27, 1960 - November 17, 2017

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Paul Tanner

May 25, 1966 - November 15, 2017

Paul "Redbeard"Tanner, 51, of Hot Springs, passed away November 15, 2017.Redbeard was easy to love. He was a teacher and mentor of the Living Canvas Family. Redbeard’s passion for his craft was so influential; everybody knows Redbeard's Famous Living Canvas, as well as, all the fantastic tattoo artists he trained.Redbeard poured passion into everything he did. Some years ago...
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Carl Michael Rader

November 8, 1942 - November 15, 2017

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Phillip A. Ward

June 26, 1956 - November 12, 2017

Philip Anthony Ward, 61, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017.He was born June 26, 1956 in Hot Springs, Arkansas to the late James & Catherine Ward.Philip was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of Faith United Methodist Church.He was preceded in death by a brother Gregory Ward.He is survived by his wife, Casey Ward; daughter Leslie Ward; son Brandon (Terri)...
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Scott Vaughn

July 23, 1996 - November 11, 2017

Scott Alexander Thurston Vaughn, 21, of Hot Springs, was granted his angel wings on November 11, 2017.“It is fitting that Scott was rewarded on Veterans Day. Scott fought so many battles in his life. But in his final days, he held his head high and said he knew God was alive and waiting for him.”Scott’s perseverance, strength, and courage were an example to friends and family...
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Thelma J. Francis

May 11, 1927 - November 8, 2017

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William Leroy Hines

August 17, 1945 - November 7, 2017

William Leroy Hines, 72, of Bismarck, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017.He was born August 17, 1945 in Dermott, Arkansas to the late Charles & Gladys (Fowler) Hines.William was a charter member of Hilltop Missionary Baptist Church. The family will remember him as one of the hardest working men you have ever seen! To his sons, he was a good dad and did the best he could. He was...
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Keith Eugene Haines

August 30, 1934 - November 6, 2017

Keith Eugene Haines, 83, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, passed away Monday, November 6, 2017.He was born August 30, 1934 in Randall, Minnesota to the late Charles Emerson & Lillie (Aplan) Haines. Keith was the owner and operator of Haines Appliance Service.Survivors include his wife Ella Haines; children Greg Haines, Don Haines, Doug (Kim) Haines, and Eric Haines; Stepchildren Dennis Hall, Vickie...
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James Edward McNeill

February 13, 1928 - November 5, 2017

James Edward McNeill, 89, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017.James was born February 13, 1928 in El Dorado, Arkansas.Preceding him in death are a son Mike McNeill and a daughter Martha Thompson.He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Pat (Pittman) McNeill; a son Dennis McNeill; a brother Harre?ll McNeill; 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.A graveside service...
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Sherry Baum

October 20, 1961 - November 5, 2017

Sherry Lynn Baum, 56, of Bismarck passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017, after battling cancer for over 5 years. Her perseverance, strength, and courage were an example to friends and family who gathered to lift her in prayer and love during her final days. Every moment with this beautiful, smiling lady was a lesson that each day is a blessing and an opportunity to make memories. Sherry was born...
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John P. Miles

November 11, 1929 - November 2, 2017

John Pershing Miles I, a United Methodist pastor, died November 2, 2017 surrounded by family. John was born to Esther (Martin) and J.B. Miles on November 11, 1929 in Crowley, Louisiana. With his brother, Warren, he was raised in Crowley, Baton Rouge, Beaumont, Los Angeles, and Hot Springs. As a young man at Hot Springs Methodist, John accepted a call to ordained ministry and, seventy years ago...
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Delores Weston

August 7, 1953 - November 1, 2017

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Martha Katherina Korov

September 23, 1925 - October 30, 2017

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Steven Barry Warfield

December 29, 1941 - October 27, 2017

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Helen Schultz

August 3, 1930 - October 21, 2017

Helen Schultz, 87, of Hot Springs passed peacefully at her home on October 21, 2017. She was born on August 03, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Joseph and Mary Szczesny. Whether one saw her as stubborn and argumentative or caring and giving (maybe a little of both), everyone knew how much Helen loved them. As a homemaker in Chicago in the 1950s and 1960s, Helen was known in her...
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Deliah Louann Bovee

February 22, 1965 - October 16, 2017

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Linda KERCADO

May 4, 1942 - October 14, 2017

Linda Kay Ragsdale Kercado, 75, an Iowa native and longtime resident of Hot Springs, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at her home. Born in Des Moines, Linda and her brother, James H. Ragsdale, moved to the resort city from Newton, Iowa, with their parents, Theodric H. and Irene H. Ragsdale, who owned and operated the historic Taylor Rosamond Motel on Park Avenue for a number of years. A 1960...
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Ian Jones

April 13, 1998 - October 12, 2017

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Billy Bryson Ray Turner

October 11, 2017 - October 11, 2017

Billy Bryson Ray Turner, a beautiful, perfect baby boy was returned to the arms of Jesus on October 11, 2017. He was born on October 11, 2017 to his loving parents, Stephen Ray Turner and Jessica Watson who will always cherish the memory of their baby boy. Meeting Billy in Heaven are his grandparents, Billy Ray Turner and Barbara Gail Terry. He leaves behind his siblings, Chandler Watson, Baylie...
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Regina Kay Twist

July 13, 1981 - October 8, 2017

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Donnie Varnedore

April 3, 1937 - October 7, 2017

Donnie “Don” Varnedore, 80, of Hot Springs, passed away peacefully Saturday, October 7, 2017 at his home surrounded by loving family. He was born April 3, 1937, in Douglas, Georgia to the late Calvin Augustus Varnedore and Lavarah Adams Berry. He leaves his son, John Varnedore and his wife Cynthia of Hot Springs; daughter, Barbara Albert of Hot Springs; daughter, Sheila Doty and her...
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Jd Ball

November 27, 1938 - October 6, 2017

:JD Ball of Hot Springs Village, passed away on October 6, 2017. He was born in East Texas on November 27, 1938 the son of WT and Mildred Ball. JD married Nancy Kosin on December 4, 1986.J.D. served with honor in the U.S Navy for 20 years aboard the USSBreckenridge (TAP176), Hancock (CV19), and during the Vietnam War the USS Midway (CV41); the Windham County (LST1170), where he earned the Navy...
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Paul Mascho

February 25, 1958 - September 28, 2017

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Kevin Paul Smith

July 3, 1966 - September 26, 2017

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Maylene Roberts

May 10, 1938 - September 25, 2017

Maylene Blocker Roberts, 79, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, passed away unexpectedly Monday, September 25, 2017. Born May 10, 1938, in Mountain Valley, to Harrison and Myrtle Blocker, she was a graduate of Fountain Lake School. She was predeceased by her husband, Victor Allen Roberts; sisters, Delores Gossage and Elvie Shaw; and brother, John Blocker. Survivors include her sons Randy Roberts of...
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Jeanne Reynolds

April 16, 1923 - September 22, 2017

Jeanne Reynolds, 94, of Hot Springs passed away peacefully and with grace on September 22, 2017. She was born in Aberdeen, Scotland on April 16, 1923 to the late Joseph and Mary Helen Donald.When she was a child, Jeanne’s family relocated to England. There, in the turmoil of World War II, Jeanne met the love of her life. Everything became clearer when Jeanne met Joe Daniel Reynolds, an...
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Carl Caughman

April 16, 1930 - September 21, 2017

On September 21, 2017, Carl Clifton "Cliff" Caughman Jr. left this world and entered into heaven. He was greeted by his father and mother, Carl Clifton Caughman and Jessie Elms Caughman. He was also welcomed by his two sisters, Patsy Nell (Leo) Saracini and Bettye Sue (Roy) Morris. And, after 15 long years, his dear wife, Bobbie Ruth, welcomed him home. He often talked about longing to...
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Pamela Ratliff

September 24, 1964 - September 20, 2017

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Joe Teague

January 21, 1929 - September 18, 2017

Joe B. Teague, Sr., 88, of Hot Springs, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017 at CHI St. Vincent. Joe was born in Garland County to the late Robert Olin and Nona Teague. Joe was a well-known and successful business man having for many years owned and operated Joe Teague’s Service Station on the corner of Central and Grand. He received several travel awards from oil companies and the...
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Joanne Blos

August 12, 1944 - September 16, 2017

Joanne Christine Blos, 73, passed away on September 16th in Hot Springs, Arkansas.Funeral service will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 228 Spring St, Hot Springs, AR 71901 on September 23rd at 1100am. An additional celebration will be held at Cardinal Newman High School Gymnasium in Santa Rosa, CA on October 14th at 1100.Joanne was born in Wheeling, West Virginia to Mary-Anne and...
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Javel Angel

September 22, 1974 - September 13, 2017

On September 22nd, 1974, Javel S. Angel was born to Cindy Donaldson and Johnny Angel in Riverside, California. He was raised and resided in Hot Springs, Arkansas the majority of his life. Javel was truly unique. Loyal and honest, sometimes brutally so. Lover of a stiff drink, good music, great food, and fast cars. Javel’s passion for life will be greatly missed. Incredible storyteller,...
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Linda Hennessy

July 25, 1942 - September 9, 2017

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Mavis Jaunice Troyer

January 21, 1936 - September 7, 2017

Mavis “Midge” Jaunice Troyer, 81, of Hot Springs, went to be with the Lord on September 7, 2017. She was born in Mountain Pine to the late Jewel and Alice Smith.Mavis graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1954. She then obtained a degree from Delta State College in Cleveland, Mississippi and went on to receive her Masters from the University of Washington.Mavis spent her life...
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Elizabeth Turnbull

August 30, 1956 - September 4, 2017

Elizabeth Ann “Beth” Turnbull, 61, of Hot Springs went home to the Lord while peacefully sleeping in the comfort of her own bed. She was welcomed home by her husband, William Robert “Scooter” Turnbull; daughter, Melissa Turnbull; and by her father, William Ferrel Triplett.A member of Mountain Pine Church of Christ and The 3 Sisters Cross Stitch Club, Beth’s hands...
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Sandra Ruiz

March 12, 1961 - September 3, 2017

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Franklin James Janaskie

February 22, 1931 - September 2, 2017

Franklin James Janaskie M/Sgt. (R), USAF , 86, of Hot Springs passed away at home surrounded by family on September 2, 2017. He was born to Clara Ellen (Ross) and Paul A. Janaskie on February 22, 1931 in Shamokin, Pennsylvania.He is predeceased by his parents; his wife, Mary; and his oldest daughter, Mary J. Wise, as well as his nephew, Alan Janaskie. He is survived by his children; Suzan C....
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Amalia G. Ott

June 1, 1932 - August 28, 2017

Amalia G Ott passed away at the age of 85 on August 28, 2017. She was born to the late Maria Flores Guzman, and Ygnacio Guzman on June 1, 1932 in Santa Ana, California. Amalia resided in California, Arkansas, and in New Mexico.She was a dedicated mom, enthusiastic Oaklawn Park employee, a member of various clubs, and volunteer of many Garland County activities. Known by many as " Molly...
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Ronald D. Selvidge

August 7, 1949 - August 26, 2017

Ronald D. Selvidge, 68, of Hot Springs Village went to be with our Lord on August 26, 2017. He was born on August 7, 1949 to the late Junior and Rena Selvidge in Searcy, Arkansas.Ronald was a true outdoorsman and loved fishing, hunting and camping. He also was a very skilled bowler and competed at a championship level. A faithful patriot, Ronald proudly served his country by enlisting in the...
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Walter A. Schultz

August 10, 1928 - August 25, 2017

Walter A. Schultz, 89, of Hot Springs passed peacefully in his home on August 25, 2017. He was born on August 10, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois to the late John and Agnes Schultz.Walter was an incredibly friendly person and had a certain charm about him. A true outdoorsman, he absolutely loved to camp, fish and hunt; all after a cup of coffee of course.He worked for over 30 years at Deluxe Check...
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Joan W. Nichols

March 18, 1933 - August 24, 2017

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Betty P. Martin

October 9, 1933 - August 22, 2017

Betty P. Martin, 83, of Hot Springs went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. She was born on October 9, 1933 in Hot Springs to Harvey and Ruby Parker. Meeting Betty in Heaven are her parents and her loving husband, Walter “Junie” Martin. Survivors include her brother, Gene Parker Sr. (Mary Nell); sister, Katherine Sligh; many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews....
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Arvis Len Vaughn

June 2, 1949 - August 21, 2017

Arvis Len Vaughn, 68, of Hot Springs, passed away August 21, 2017. Arvis was born in Hot Springs to the late Cecil and Loretha Hendershot Vaughn.A lifetime member of the NRA, Arvis loved hunting, camping, and observing wildlife in the quiet calm of the woods. He also looked forward to an annual fishing retreat where his catch was often much more than anyone could eat.Arvis’ military...
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Ruth Pettet

January 26, 1949 - August 20, 2017

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John Edward Purdom

August 6, 1949 - August 19, 2017

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Nancy Richardson

July 23, 1934 - August 14, 2017

Nancy Ann (Cain) Richardson, 84, a resident of Knox County Nursing Home in Knoxville, Illinois passed away on Monday, August 14, 2017. Nancy was born July 23, 1934 in Wausau, Wisconsin to Lily and Fred True, and lived for many years in Hot Springs, AR. Nancy is survived by her children, Carl (Merilee) Cain of Mitchell, SD, Fred (Lisa) Cain of Texarkana, AR, Robert Alan (Lea) Cain of Galesburg, IL...
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Gary D. Harbin

February 27, 1977 - August 14, 2017

Gary Dewayne Harbin, age 40 of Hot Springs, AR left this world 14 Aug 2017. Gary was born 27 February 1977 in Hot Springs, AR to Gary Lee Harbin and Roberta Joseph. Gary was predeceased by his father and best friend Gary Lee Harbin, loving grandmother Myrtle Lewis, and uncle Billy Gordon all whom he cherished and is now reunited with in heaven. Gary is survived by his mother Roberta Joseph,...
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Raymond Collier

September 24, 1944 - August 13, 2017

Raymond “Garry” Collier, 72, of Hot Springs, went to be with Jesus on Sunday, August 13, 2017. Garry is of the Baptist faith and a true believer, having a special relationship with his Lord and Savior. He was born to Gladys Celestial and Jewell Thearon Collier on September 24, 1944, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Garry was preceded in death by his parents, many uncles, aunts, nieces,...
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Jean Fleming

January 21, 1934 - August 12, 2017

Our beloved mother and grandmother, Elva “Jean” Fleming, 83, of Hot Springs passed away peacefully at home Saturday, August 12, 2017 surrounded by family. She was born January 21, 1934 to Albert and Faye Stone.Jean was a devoted mother and grandmother. She had been retired for over 20 years. She was a devoted wife to her late husband of 66 years, Mr. Ray Fleming and a wonderful...
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Edward Bradford

March 20, 1928 - August 12, 2017

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Pearl Trussell

March 9, 1917 - August 11, 2017

Helen Pearl Wheatley Trussell, known as Pearl, passed away on August 10th in Hot Springs after a brief illness. She was 100 years old. Pearl was a lifetime resident of Hot Springs and an inspiration to many through-out her life. She had a great wit and always a smile for everyone. She had the ability to lift your spirits as well as a way of always letting you know her opinion. She loved the Lord...
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Donald Ray Ford

May 8, 1973 - August 10, 2017

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Desiree Hutto Morin

November 24, 1956 - August 9, 2017

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Mary Martha Deain

December 21, 1929 - August 7, 2017

Mary M. Deain, age 87 passed away on Monday August 7, 2017. Mary was born December 21, 1929 to the late Emma Kmoch Novak and John Novak.Mary loved playing cards (Hand and Foot), making pies (her pumpkin pie was the best), and crocheting throws and prayer shawls. Blessed with a beautiful smile, Mary was happiest when near her friends and her family.Mary's memory will be cherished by her...
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Allen Clark

August 31, 1946 - August 4, 2017

Allen E. Clark, 70, of Hot Springs went to be with his Lord on Friday, August 4, 2017. Allen was born to the late Robert and Vivian Clark in Dyess, Arkansas, on August 31, 1946. Meeting Allen in Heaven is his dear parents. Allen leaves behind his loving wife Carol; son Allen (Kim) Clark Jr. of Bakersfield, California; step-children Candice (Brian) Nelson of Fayetteville, Arkansas, and Sean...
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Charles Cramer

April 4, 1937 - August 4, 2017

Charles D. Cramer, 80, of Hot Springs, passed away Friday the 4th of August, 2017. Charles grew up in Camden, Arkansas where he played football for Fairview High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was accomplished in many things. After furthering his education in multiple universities he went on to manage a prominent Arkansas manufacturing facility and later assumed...
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Joel E. Williams

October 23, 1952 - August 2, 2017

Joel Edward Williams, 64, of Royal, Arkansas passed away Wednesday August 2, 2017. He was born October 23, 1952 in Elkhart Indiana to Ted and Mary Williams.He is preceded in death by his father Ted Williams and a sister Janet Williams.He is survived by his four sons, Matthew (Cari) Williams of Jacksonville, Michael (Crystal) Williams of Rogers, Charles Poe of Hot Springs, Richard Williams of...
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Alma B. Greeson

February 26, 1922 - July 30, 2017

Alma “Mammaw” Bernice Greeson, 95, of Hot Springs, was called home by her Lord on Sunday, July 30, 2017. She was born on February 26, 1922 with her twin brother Alvie “Jack” to J.L. and Dora Mann George in Mountain Valley, Arkansas.She was preceded in death by her husband, the love of her life for 49 years, Bill Greeson; her parents; seven brothers; four sisters; two...
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James Thornton

September 7, 1948 - July 30, 2017

James Eugene Thornton III, Jim, 68, passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017 at his home. He was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, to James Eugene Thornton II and Katherine Elizabeth Precise Thornton on September 7, 1948. He was a devoted husband to Denise Thornton who he truly adored and cherished. He was a loving and proud father to children, Jamie Thornton Charboneau (Fayetteville, AR), Jody (Jessica)...
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William Confer

March 17, 1922 - July 29, 2017

William H. Confer, 95, of Hot Springs, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017. He was born March 17, 1922, in Niagara Falls, New York to Wallace and Theresa Confer. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II, retired from Union Carbide, and a member of St. Mary’s of the Springs Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Evelyn McCormick Confer; his son, Mark...
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Wendy Bromley Lumsden

August 20, 1928 - July 29, 2017

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Donnie Ray Jones

August 21, 1951 - July 28, 2017

Donnie Ray Jones, 65, of Hot Springs passed peacefully at home on Friday, July 28, 2017, with the love of his life by his side. Donnie was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas to Clarence and Hazel Jones on August 21, 1951. He was the youngest boy of seven kids.He attended Lake Hamilton School until the eleventh grade, when he decided to become a roofer and later started Donnie Jones Roofing Company in...
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Joan Marie Wright

November 1, 1945 - July 28, 2017

Joan Marie Wright, 71, of Hot Springs passed away peacefully Friday, July 28th, 2017. The Rosary and visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 PM, Tuesday August 1st, 2017 in the chapel of Gross Funeral Home in Hot Springs, AR. A Catholic Mass will be held at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at St. John’s Catholic Church with Father George Sanders officiating. Burial will follow at...
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Marla Reynolds

June 18, 1952 - July 26, 2017

Marla Gail " Missy" Gossett Reynolds passed away on July 26, 2017 in Hot Springs. Missy was born on June 18, 1952 in Charleston, South Carolina to Lt. Col. Martin and Mary Nelle Blackwell Gossett. She attended Henderson State University and graduated with a BSE degree from the University of Arkansas. Missy married Ronald Joe " Ronnie" Reynolds on June 30, 1973. She is preceded...
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Mary Wood

February 2, 1921 - July 23, 2017

Mary Cantu Wood, 96, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at the Quapaw Nursing & Rehab Center. She was born on February 2, 1921 in Raymondville, Texas.Mary worked at Remick's drugstore until she married Audrey Wood, in 1957. They moved to Galveston where she worked at a bait shop. Then they moved to Timpson, Texas where they retired and worked on a...
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Nancy C. Sheets

May 4, 1952 - July 23, 2017

Nancy Carol Sheets, 65, of Hot Springs, passed away July 23, 2017. Nancy was born in Montana to the late Harold and Winnifred Coombe. She was predeceased by her sister Laura Coombe, her brother Jerry Coombe, and by Mike Norman, the love of her life.Not surprisingly, Nancy is remembered by many as their best friend. Funny, giving, and always ready for the next adventure, she was the one that kept...
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Loretta L. Bishop

February 21, 1936 - July 23, 2017

Loretta L. Waite Bishop died peacefully at home with her husband by her side July 23, 2017 in Pearcy, AR. She was born February 21, 1936 in Bridgeport OH to Albert R. Waite and Marie V. A. Carl Waite. She is survived by her husband of 27 years, James W. Bishop, Sr., her son Gregory Norman (Dee) of St. George, UT, a son Michael Norman, stepson Bill Bishop, Jr. (Joy) of Inverness, FL, and...
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Jerry Herbert Braughton

March 19, 1946 - July 23, 2017

Jerry H. Braughton, 71, of Hot Springs, passed away July 23, 2017. Jerry was born in Hot Springs to the late Bernie and Blanchie Brantley Braughton. His brother, Carl, and father-in-law, Bill Tyer, will be welcoming him in Heaven.Jerry, arguably the biggest Lakeside Ram fan in the tri-state area, worked the sideline chains at Ram football games for more than twenty years.Jerry was passionate...
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Aundrea Bishop

March 16, 1978 - July 23, 2017

Aundrea Denise Bishop, 39, journeyed home to be with the Lord July 23, 2017. A member of First Baptist Church, she was the daughter of Denise (Bill) Garner and John (Patsy) Bishop. Born on March 16 (3/16) to a father named John, the Bible verse John 3:16 had special significance to Aundrea, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him...
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Jeanne M. Van Bebber

August 9, 1918 - July 21, 2017

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Kirk William Swaim

July 2, 1960 - July 20, 2017

Kirk William Swaim, 57, of Royal passed away on July 20, 2017. He was born in Flint, Michigan to William and Audrey Swaim. Kirk attended both the Michigan and Arkansas School for the Blind where he learned how to read using braille. Although he was blind, Kirk never let this slow him down or hinder his bright, childlike personality. He loved to read, fish and could even ride a bicycle. Kirk was...
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Lena Irene Robertson

October 4, 1930 - July 19, 2017

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Charley Wayne Bechel

June 24, 1944 - July 17, 2017

Charley Wayne Bechel, 73, of Hot Springs passed away on July 17, 2017. He was born on June 24, 1944, in Golden Lake, Arkansas to the late Raymond and Maggie Bechel.Charley was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He had a beautiful heart and always had an open door.Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Lora Wilson Bechel; sons, Wayne Bechel (Alicia), Johnny Ray Bechel, James Bechel (Tammy...
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Nettie F. Thomas

July 13, 1925 - July 13, 2017

Nettie Fay Thomas, 92, of Hot Springs passed away peacefully on July 13, 2017. Nettie was born on July 13th, 1925 in Degray, Arkansas to the late James and Veda McDaniel. Nettie spent her life as a caregiver. She was a selfless person who always put the care and comfort of others before her own. She was a devoted member of Park Place Baptist, where she worshiped for 66 years. Greeting her in...
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William J. Margherone

January 31, 1958 - July 11, 2017

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David Allen McClard

November 19, 1945 - July 10, 2017

David McClard, 71, of Hot Springs passed peacefully on July 10, 2017. David was born in the fall of 1945 to the late Patrick and Maxine McClard.David was first and foremost a true Christian. He was never afraid to share how much he loved the Lord. As a motorcycle enthusiast and truck driver for over 25 years, he saw much of the United State, making friends any place he happened to stop. It was...
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Betty Meeks

September 13, 1936 - July 8, 2017

Betty L. Meeks, 80, of Hot Springs received her angel wings on July 8, 2017.She was born in Hot Springs on September 13, 1936 to the late Robert Jess and Sleita Charlotte Lowrey. Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 60 years, Benny Meeks; daughter, Deanna Rader of Hot Springs; her two grandchildren, Dr. Brent M. Lawrence and his wife, Angie and their daughter, Charlotte of Pine...
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Gladys Beatrice Richuisa

November 22, 1921 - July 7, 2017

Gladys McCollum Richuisa, 96, of Hot Springs journeyed home July 7, 2017. Gladys was born November 22, 1921 in Hot Springs, Arkansas to Hugh and Rachel Hefley McCollum. In 1948 she moved to Cleveland, Ohio and there she married Sammy Richuisa on July 23, 1949. They lived in Ohio until Sammy retired and then they moved the family to Hot Springs.An authentic and caring storyteller, she shared...
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Karen Goodman

June 4, 1951 - July 3, 2017

Karen Goodman, 66, of Hot Springs died at her residence on Monday, July 3, 2017. She was born June 4, 1951 in Malvern to the late Lee and Christine Brent Short. Karen is pre-deceased by her daughter Tracy Goodman Brown, and her sister Brenda Joyner. Survivors include her close friend, Ron Czarnecki of Hot Springs; step-daughter Kim Hicks; step-grandchildren Lajoca Hicks, Hanna Hicks, and Payton...
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Loyd Dwain Black

July 2, 1946 - July 1, 2017

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Helen B. Golden

May 25, 1930 - July 1, 2017

Helen Beatrice Golden, 87, of Mt. Ida, died Friday July 1, 2017. Helen was born in Clinton, AR to the late John Ernest Ramey and Mary Ina Harmon Ramey. She was preceded in death by daughter Barbara Brown; granddaughter Michelle Glover; and son-in-law Sandy Jolly; brothers Milton, Robert, and Carlise Ramey; sisters Joy Haggard, Caroline HyGail, Viona Beck, and Florence Bellinger. Helen is...
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Donald L. Roberts

November 5, 1922 - July 1, 2017

Donald Lee Roberts, 94, passed away July 1, 2017. Donald was born November 5, 1922 in Paron, Arkansas to the late Stanford Lee Roberts and Elizabeth White Roberts. He was predeceased by his brothers Theodore and Allen Roberts and his wife of 68 years, JoAnne Roberts.Don is survived by his sister Mary Lou Messersmith of Hot Springs; brothers, William Roberts of Gulfport, Mississippi and Dr. Frank...
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Betty Jo Schrader

July 3, 1933 - July 1, 2017

Our Mom, mom in law and Nana; Betty Jo Schrader, left her mortal coil on 1 July 2017. She has entered that spiritual building, that house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens; where the Supreme Architect of the Universe presides.Mom was born 3 July, 1933 in Pine Bluff, AR to James R. Lee and Dezza Howard Lee. She moved to Hot Springs when she was eight to the Dam Camp for Arkansas Power...
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Frank W. Womack

March 28, 1956 - June 29, 2017

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Wayne A. Nicholson

November 21, 1946 - June 26, 2017

Hot Springs native, Wayne Nicholson, passed away June 26, at the age of 70, in Dallas, Texas. Wayne attended Lakeside School where he was active in the band as a trumpet player. In high school and his first four years of college, he was Music Director at Lakeshore Heights Baptist Church.Wayne received a BME from Ouachita Baptist and did post-grad work at UT Austin. After college he moved to...
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Wayland Boyd Jones

November 28, 1932 - June 26, 2017

Wayland Boyd Jones, 84, of Hot Springs, Arkansas and formerly of Fort Worth, Texas went home to the Lord while recovering from surgery in Melbourne, Florida on June 26, 2017. He was born Nov. 28, 1932 to Marion A. and Oma Garrison Jones of Mertens, TX, who predeceased him. He was also predeceased by his sister Anita “Faye” Stinson and brother Weldon Ray Jones. He is survived by his...
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Dale Alan Wood

October 30, 1960 - June 26, 2017

Dale Alan Wood, 56, of Hot Springs journeyed to Heaven June26, 2017. When Dale walked into a room those in his company felt the energy of an enthusiastic personality; he was always ready for the next adventure. He spent most of his adult life proudly serving in the U.S. Army retiring as a First Sergeant to begin his next endeavor as a carpenter and construction manager. Dale’s most...
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Arnita Minton

December 27, 1954 - June 24, 2017

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Linda L. Harris

January 25, 1951 - June 22, 2017

Linda Harris, born January 25, 1951, a lifetime resident of Hot Springs, Arkansas gained her heavenly wings June 22, 2017.Linda was a very special lady. If you knew her you were blessed. She helped raise all six of her nieces and nephews. She was a member of Cones Road Missionary Baptist Church. She had a strong love for music and a passion for purses and watches.Linda was preceded in death...
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Helen Elizabeth Gilbert

December 16, 1942 - June 22, 2017

Known for her love of the whimsical and her collection of insect themed sculpture and jewelry, Beth’s heartwarming smile and the twinkle in her eye were constant reminders of her love of fun and genuine kindness.Helen Elizabeth “Beth” Skilling Gilbert, 74, passed away June 22, 2017. She was born in Ontario, Canada, in the winter of 1942 to the late Donald Skilling and Betty...
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Marion C. DuBose

March 27, 1937 - June 21, 2017

Marion C. DuBose Jr., 80 years old, of Hot Springs Village, AR. peacefully passed away at CHI St. Vincent’s on June 21, 2017.He was born on March 27, 1937 in Washington, GA to Marion and Lucylle DuBose. He was a devoted husband to Rosetta Dubose for 59 years. To this union two children were born (Deena and Terrence).He was employed for the United States Postal Service (USPS). After 36...
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Leona Hipperson

December 9, 1932 - June 21, 2017

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Valerie Schuetz

November 27, 1938 - June 20, 2017

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

April 8, 1920 - June 20, 2017

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Jeanne Melton White

February 5, 1942 - June 20, 2017

Jeanne M. White, 75 of Hot Springs, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, she was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, on February 5, 1942 to the late Jack Melton, Mary Dell and Leo Banski.Jeanne was proceeded in death by her very special friend David Leal.She is survived by her son James M. "Matt" White IV (Melinda) of Russellville; sisters, LeAnn Mascho (Bill) of Hot Springs...
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Louise Geurin

January 16, 1945 - June 19, 2017

Louise Geurin, 72, of Hot Springs, passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017. She was born in Hot Springs on January 16, 1945 to the late Earnest and Nelda Geurin. Louise is preceded in death by her parents; brother Charles Geurin; and sister Tammy Geurin. She is survived by her sister Kathy Cahanin (Steve); and nieces Allison Cahanin, Stephanie Cahanin and Ramona Simmons. She loved her many dogs,...
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Florine Coe

November 23, 1924 - June 15, 2017

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

November 12, 1948 - June 11, 2017

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James Anthony Gaines

November 24, 1969 - June 9, 2017

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