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

Hazel Hendrix Shaw

June 20, 1929 - April 20, 2017

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

July 24, 1933 - April 17, 2017

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Archie Andrew Roseboom

July 11, 1937 - April 15, 2017

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

September 20, 1963 - April 15, 2017

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

April 11, 1934 - April 15, 2017

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

December 19, 1931 - April 13, 2017

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

January 13, 1925 - April 12, 2017

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

June 14, 1954 - April 12, 2017

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

October 27, 1932 - April 8, 2017

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

October 4, 1943 - April 7, 2017

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

June 21, 1933 - April 7, 2017

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

July 2, 1922 - April 6, 2017

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

May 2, 1943 - April 5, 2017

John Whitney Luse 73, of Hot Springs Village, formerly of Jacksonville, Florida and Henderson, Nevada died on April 5, 2017.He proudly served his country in the United States Airforce from 1961 until he retired from service in 1981. He was a Vietnam Veteran.An avid fisherman and boat captain for the TPC Sawgrass golf tournament, he was a great mechanic of small engines to 105s.Born in Norman,...
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Patricia C. Jackson

November 12, 1937 - April 5, 2017

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

April 26, 1937 - April 3, 2017

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

September 14, 1949 - April 2, 2017

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

October 29, 1935 - April 1, 2017

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

February 20, 1979 - March 30, 2017

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Donna Wilson

October 16, 1961 - March 29, 2017

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

September 27, 1947 - March 28, 2017

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

July 10, 1935 - March 27, 2017

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

April 4, 1952 - March 27, 2017

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

May 21, 1929 - March 27, 2017

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

November 25, 1928 - March 21, 2017

Bobby J. Chilcoat, 88, of Hot Springs passed on March 21 , 2017. He was born on November 25, 1928 to the late Ocie and Grace Chilcoat in Weweoka, Oklahoma. Bobby proudly served in the United States Marine Corps during WWII and then went on to work for Reynolds Metals for 30 years to the date. Bobby and his wife, Irene, moved to Hot Springs in 1977 and immediately joined Lakeside Baptist Church...
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Stephen Drake Wilson

December 3, 1949 - March 20, 2017

Stephen Drake Wilson, 67, died at his home on March 20, 2017.He was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas on December 3, 1949 to Virgil Mack Wilson and Iris Jean Wilson. He moved to California with his family in 1955 and remained there until 2009 when he moved back to Arkansas to fish and hunt. He served in the U.S. Army and retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 30 years. He was preceded in death...
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Rosalie Cobb

June 2, 1941 - March 20, 2017

Rosalie Cobb, 75, of Bonnerdale, went to be with the Lord on the evening of Monday, March 20, 2017.Rosalie was born June 2, 1941 in Hot Springs, the daughter of the late Thomas and Ruby Cockrell. She married Doyle Cobb Oct. 5, 1973, who preceded her in death. She was a faithful and loving member of Apostolic Faith Tabernacle for the past thirty seven years. The love Rosalie had for her church...
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Ray Cook

March 12, 1930 - March 18, 2017

Ray G. Cook, 87, of Hot Springs died Saturday, March 18, 2017 at his home.Born March 12, 1930 to the late Curtis and Elsie Cook, he retired from General Motors, served in U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. New Jersey, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge.On August 27, 1949, Ray married Vivian L. Spencer. She preceded him in death. He was also predeceased by a sister, Betty Robinson and a granddaughter,...
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Donna Rae Orrell

September 18, 1942 - March 16, 2017

Our beloved Donna Rae Sinerius Garner Orrell, 74, of Hot Springs, passed peacefully on March 16, 2017 with her family by her side. She was born in 1942, the child of Fredrick H. Sinerius and Eleanor M. Sinerius of Butte, Montana. Donna came to the Hot Springs area in 1960, residing here the remainder of her life. Donna has been married to Floyd Orrell for most of their lives. She was the...
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Patricia E. BEARDEN

November 18, 1943 - March 15, 2017

"Our Beautiful Mother, sister, aunt, niece and cousin, Patricia Elizabeth, went to be with our Lord and Heavenly Father on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017. Patricia E. Bearden had the highest faith in our Lord within herself, within her heart. She believed in Jesus Christ our Savior and welcomed him into her heart, life and spirit.Her Mother, Marjorie E. Morphew, and father, Robert Lawson...
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James Donathan

September 15, 1957 - March 13, 2017

James “Jimmy” Thomas Donathan, Jr., 59, of Hot Springs passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017. He was born September 15, 1957 in Hot Springs, Arkansas to James Donathan Sr. and Ella Sue Godwin. He was preceded in death by his father. Jimmy was a true Razorback fan. He loved the outdoors, especially fishing and camping and he really enjoyed Christmas time and family gatherings. He was...
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Conover Riley

October 20, 1930 - March 10, 2017

Gene Riley, 86, of Hot Springs, passed peacefully into his eternal life on March 10th after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He is survived by his wife Lisa, children Gene Riley, Jr. (Debbie), Dianne Atkinson (Walt), and Nathan Riley; 3 grandchildren Travis Riley (Shan), Shannon Craig (Tim) and Mahriah Atkinson; 7 great grandchildren, as well as, his extended family. Gene spent his...
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Connie L. Moore

December 30, 1957 - March 9, 2017

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Mary Theresa Dionne

August 6, 1925 - March 6, 2017

Sister Theresa Dionne, 91, of Hot Springs left us on Monday, March 6th, 2017.Born in St. Felix de Valois in the province of Quebec on August 6th 1925 to the late Wilfred Dionne and Amanda Courchesne Dionne, sister, at the age of 18, felt the call to serve the Lord, and came to Hot Springs to fulfill her chosen mission. Entering the convent of the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity, she began her...
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Andrea LaPaglia Hamby

July 12, 1975 - March 3, 2017

Andrea LaPaglia Hamby, 41, of Hot Springs passed peacefully on March 3, 2017 after a beautiful day enjoying sunshine and warm waters with her husband. They had been celebrating their 15th year of love, marriage and companionship. The day had been amazing and she was truly happy. She was born on July 12, 1975 in Evanston, Illinois to Karen Chrisos and James LaPaglia who will cherish her memory...
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Leonard E. Wooten

October 20, 1934 - March 2, 2017

Leonard Ernest Wooten, 82, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, passed away March 2, 2017. He was born October 20, 1934 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Cullen Sloan Wooten and Elsie Rachel Dodd. Len was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Verna Medcalf. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Mary Jane (Itzel) Wooten, of Hot Springs; daughters, Robin Montenieri (John), of Loveland, CO; Tracy Sublett ...
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Salvo Verucchi

December 29, 1934 - March 2, 2017

Salvo J. Verucchi “Tony”, 82, of Hot Springs, died on March 2, 2017. He was born December 29, 1934 in Natchez, Mississippi to the late Augustine and Mary Verucchi Sr. Tony was a Hot Springs resident for more than 40 years. Tony enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on June 3, 1952 when he was 17 years old, just after graduating from high school. He was a member of the Cold...
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David C. Wykoff

December 13, 1971 - March 1, 2017

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Richard H. Kilmer

July 2, 1934 - March 1, 2017

Richard H. Kilmer, 82, of Hot Springs, went to be with our Lord on March 1, 2017. He was born July 2, 1934 in Wadsworth, Ohio, to the late Manford and Mary Kilmer.He is survived by his wife Natalie; son Paul; daughter Leslie and son-in-law Eric Taylor; grandchildren Tiffany and William, all of Hot Springs; sister Dorothy Corbello of San Pedro, California; brother Robert (Barbara) Kilmer of...
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Alfred Gotherman

February 19, 1941 - March 1, 2017

Alfred “Bud” Gotherman , 76, of Hot Springs passed away March 1, 2017. Bud was born in Beebe to the late Effie Mae Neighbors and Edward H. Gotherman.Bud married Shirley Thompson in 1965. They shared almost 52 years of love and friendship.He was also very proud of his church, Temple Baptist. Bud would invite everyone he spoke to attend.Meeting Bud in Heaven will be his parents and five...
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Corbin L. LENHART

July 13, 1924 - March 1, 2017

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Harold L. Funston

March 22, 1937 - February 28, 2017

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Carlene Akins

December 22, 1933 - February 28, 2017

Carlene Akins, 83, of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at her home. She was born December 22nd, 1933 in Hot Springs to the late Carl and Pearl Kelley.Carlene was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. She was a lifelong resident of Hot Springs, having graduated from Hot Springs High school and worked at Arkansas Bank and Trust for a number of...
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Maria Alvarez

November 28, 1961 - February 27, 2017

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Dorothy Stevens

March 21, 1926 - February 27, 2017

Dorothy E. Stevens, 90, of Hot Springs Village, passed peacefully surrounded by her family on February 27, 2017. She was born in Hot Springs on March 21, 1926 to the late William and Essie Kelly. Dorothy was a nurturing mother and grandmother. She loved to work in the yard and had an incredible green thumb. She was a woman of faith and loved to watch Charles Stanley and Charles Hagee on...
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Augustus Wood

February 15, 1942 - February 23, 2017

Augustus Bruen Wood II, age 75, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, went to be with Jesus on February 23, 2017. He was preceeded in death by his grandmothers, Allie Wood and Alma Couey and his parents Augustus Bruen Wood and Sarah Lucille Couey Wood, all of Fountain Hill, AR. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Joyce Wood of Hot Springs, AR and three children, Chip (wife Julie) of Durant, OK, Cathi...
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Charlie James Wiley

November 4, 1923 - February 23, 2017

Charlie J. Wiley, 93, of Mountain Pine passed away February 23, 2017. Charlie was born in Okolona, Arkansas on November 4, 1923 to the late Will and Bessie Wiley. He was a resident of Mountain Pine at the time of his passing. He leaves behind his loving children, Emma J. Johnson, Charlene Stephens, Billy J. Wiley, Johnny J. Wiley, Mattie Michelle Norman; and a vast amount of nieces, nephews,...
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Joyce Bissell

July 14, 1939 - February 21, 2017

Joyce A. Bissell, 77, of Hot Springs, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. She was born in Wabash, Indiana, on July, 14, 1939 to the late Russell and Vera Hoch. Meeting her in heaven are her parents and her great grandson, Nicholas Cobb of Hot Springs. She leaves behind her loving husband Jerald Bissell; children Janet Bissell, Larry (Carolyn) Bissell, Debora (Stan) Sharp, and...
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Joseph Kaufman

August 8, 1928 - February 20, 2017

Joseph Allen Kaufman, of Hot Springs passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 20, 2017 at age 88.Joe was a man of tremendous character and integrity, with his family always being his greatest pride and joy. He was a devoted husband, father, brother, and an accomplished business man, civic leader, traveler, and avid outdoorsman. Born in Hot Springs, Arkansas on August 8, 1928 to Ben T. and...
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Florida Mae Tate

February 22, 1929 - February 17, 2017

Florida Thrower Tate was born to the late Floyd Thrower, and Henrietta Russell Thrower Kingsby, on February 22, 1929, in Thornton, AR.She was taken to Arizona and eventually to Ohio, at an early age.She attended public school in Arizona, and Cleveland, Ohio; graduating from high school, in January, 1947, from Central H.S. in Cleveland, OH.Florida attended Cuyahoga Community College for a short...
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Walter Ernest Naydan

August 5, 1927 - February 17, 2017

Walter Ernest Naydan, 89, of Hot Springs passed peacefully on February 17, 2017. He was born on August 5, 1927 to the late Michael and Theodozia Naydan in New Haven, Connecticut. Walter retired as First Sergeant in the United States Army. He proudly served his country in both WWII the Korean War. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, the Hot Springs Fun City Barbershop Chorus, the...
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George Alan Waugh

August 22, 1934 - February 15, 2017

G. Alan Waugh, 82, of Hot Springs passed away February 15, 2017. He was born in Bakersfield, California, to the late George and Louise Waugh.Alan, by nature, was a curious man. A voracious reader, serious bird watcher, traveler, and card game enthusiast, he never met a stranger. Alan enjoyed listening to people’s stories and always tried to help those in need.For over 60 years Alan belonged...
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George Alan Waugh

August 22, 1934 - February 15, 2017

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Doris Hawthorne

March 30, 1930 - February 13, 2017

Doris D. Hawthorne, of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away Monday, February 13, 2017 at her home after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born March 30, 1930 to the late Glen and Mae Downing.Dee, as she was known to her friends, lived a life of service to others. She was an affectionate wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many. After retiring from Western Illinois...
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Adeline Dunbar

August 26, 1926 - February 12, 2017

Adeline Dunbar, 90, of Hot Springs, passed away February 12, 2017. Addie was born in Chicago, Illinois, to the late Sam and Ethel Demopoulos.In 1947 while working in her father’s coffee shop, Addie met a young serviceman named Frank Dunbar. They married the following year and shared more than 68 years of faith, friendship, and family. Addie and Frank’s love never faltered and they...
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Walter E. Ed McKnight

August 5, 1939 - February 12, 2017

Walter E. (Ed) McKnight, 77, of Hot Springs, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2017. He was born to the late Joe and Emma McKnight in Lake Village, Arkansas, on August 5, 1939. He was a member of Cones Road Missionary Baptist Church. He achieved 32nd Degree Mason, and was a member of Lodge 62. Ed served as the president of the Hot Springs Boys Club Board and the Hot Springs Optimist Club. He...
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Sherrill Millard

October 5, 1929 - February 12, 2017

Sherrill Lou Hooper Millard, 87, of Hot Springs, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2017. From her children: Our mother has left an indelible mark on each of her children, Roy, Mary and Michael. She filled our lives with love, compassion and an unshakeable faith in what is right. She learned from her mother, her father and her step-father the lessons that formed her as a child of the...
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Lennie Faye Long

January 18, 1947 - February 10, 2017

Lennie Faye Long, 70, of Mountain Pine, went to be with her Lord and Savior on February 10, 2017. She was born on January 18, 1947 to the late David and Lela Manley in Mt. Ida, Arkansas.Faye was an amazing woman of God. Her love for the Lord beamed through her beautiful smile and loving laughter.Left to cherish her sweet memory is her husband, Olen Long; son, Steven Long; daughter, Christal Kurth...
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Jacquelyn Corrigan Dugan

March 24, 1928 - February 9, 2017

Jacquelyn Corrigan Dugan Jacquelyn (Jacke) Dugan, 88, of Hot Springs, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017.Jacke was born on March 25, 1928, in Henryetta, Oklahoma, to John and Bertha Ann Corrigan. The family moved to Harrison, Arkansas, where she attended local schools, graduating from Harrison High School in 1946.Jacke attended Lindenwood College in St. Charles, Missouri and graduated from...
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Brandie Ellis

September 17, 1985 - February 8, 2017

Brandie Lea Ellis, 31, of Hot Springs, passed away on February 8, 2017. She was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, on September 17, 1985 to David and Rosie Ellis. Brandie graduated from Lake Hamilton High School in 2003, later completing her training as a certified nursing assistant. At Heritage of Hot Springs, Brandie cared for those who were in need of a helping hand or a word of kindness....
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Gloria Addison

June 26, 1929 - February 8, 2017

“Gloriosa Mariposa”, 87, of Pearcy, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Born June 26, 1929 in Houma, LA to a shoemaker and a nurse, she was raised in the French Quarter of New Orleans. She studied in New Orleans, Ft Worth and Dallas, while working in Houma and Shreveport. Since 1965 she has remained a resident of Garland County. She began her career early with...
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Kenneth Ellis

December 30, 1937 - February 6, 2017

“Mark out the area you can live in contentedly; then live within it, remaining quietly composed and attentive, no longer tormenting or rejecting the world (which may as easily bring us good as bad). Feel your life flow of itself, as the sea moves and the flower blooms, letting the world hold you in its arms, never struggling too hard to be good or bad, not fearing sadness too much, or...
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John P. Gillenwater

August 24, 1933 - February 5, 2017

John Price Gillenwater Sr., died on February 5, 2017 in Hospice Care at St. Vincent’s Hospital after succumbing to multiple illnesses. He leaves his wife of 57 years, Patty (Douthat) Gillenwater; his daughter Patrice Gillenwater and partner Carol Glover ofDallas-Ft.Worth,Texas and his son John Price Gillenwater II and his wife Johanna (Glenn) of Little Rock, AR. He leaves two grandchildren...
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Ben Moore

October 21, 1927 - February 4, 2017

Ben Moore, 89, of Hot Springs, passed away peacefully February 4, 2017. Ben was born in Bismarck, Arkansas, to the late Robert and Lula Moore.Ben and Elizabeth owned Ben’s Furniture Store and after retirement he enjoyed gardening and traveling. An avid “atlas in hand” traveler, his journeys to California to visit his brothers were among his favorites. Ben would also follow...
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Fannie Levy Doolittle

June 9, 1921 - February 3, 2017

Fannie Levy Doolittle, age 95, passed away on February 3, 2017, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, following a brief illness. She was born in Shreveport on June 9, 1921, to Mae Breshnahan and August Picard Levy. She remained a resident for 92 years until she moved in 2014 to be near family. She was as active member of St. John Berchman's Cathedral and enjoyed participation in the Ladies Circle group....
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Mildred Inez Gibson

June 21, 1926 - February 2, 2017

Mildred Inez Gibson, 90, of Hot Springs, passed away peacefully February 2, 2017. Mildred was born in Millerton, Oklahoma, to the late James and Rhoda Emory.Mildred was predeceased by her husband Harvell Oren Gibson and son Richard Gibson.Mildred loved the outdoors- hiking and exploring nature. She was known to enjoy the indoors, too, as a serious shopper and movie fan, but it was her personal...
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Lydia M. Terry

June 24, 1938 - February 2, 2017

Lydia M. Terry, 78, of Hot Springs Village, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 2, 2017. She was born in Kearny, New Jersey to the late Frank and Margaret Maund on June 24, 1938. Lydia was preceded in death by her brother, Frank Jr.She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Claude; son, Russell and wife Rebecca; granddaughter, Rachel; great-grandson, William; sister, Ruth; and sister...
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Marian D. Werner

July 20, 1947 - January 31, 2017

Marian D. Werner, 69, of Nashville, formerly of Hot Springs, passed away peacefully on January 31, 2017 surrounded by family and friends. Marian was born in Blue Island, Illinois to the late Carl and Delia Larson.In her younger years Marian loved twirling her baton and playing the piano. Later she enjoyed making latch hook rugs and coloring with her daughter, Michelle.Marian had 38 years of...
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Michael Wayne Lewis

January 11, 1954 - January 31, 2017

Michael W. Lewis, 63, of Hot Springs, passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. He was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, on January 11, 1954, to the late Dale and Barbara Lewis. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mack and Ruth Williamson; and brother, William Lewis. He is survived by his children, Michael W. Lewis Jr. and Katrina McReynolds; and grandchildren, Michael A. Lewis, Brianna...
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Betty M. Lee

March 25, 1915 - January 27, 2017

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Danny Campbell

April 11, 1960 - January 21, 2017

Danny Campbell, 56, of Hot Springs passed away peacefully January 21, 2017. Danny was born in Kansas City, Missouri, to the late Jerry and Ila Campbell.Danny was a kind and generous man, always willing to help a friend or to give a stranger the shirt off his back if they needed it. Danny's big heart often hid a troubled soul, but he always had a smile for everyone.Danny ‘s creative...
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Walter G. Wright

October 15, 1930 - January 21, 2017

Judge Walter Gene Wright, 86, of Hot Springs passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Hot Springs. He was born on October 15, 1930 in Benton, Arkansas. Walter was preceded in death by his parents, Hollis and Nancy Hamonds-Wright, and his sister, Una Hutcheson. He grew up in Benton, Arkansas where he helped his parents and sister run a small gas station...
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Donald Ray

November 9, 1934 - January 19, 2017

Donald Ray, 82, passed away January 19, 2017. He was born in South Weymouth, Massachusetts on November 9, 1934 to the late Stanley and Marion Ray.From a young age, Donald loved cars - building, racing, fixing, competing- it was his passion. He won numerous trophies and prizes for racing and other car competitions.Donald's passion became his career. Donald entered the workforce as a master...
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Bobby Neal

January 21, 1935 - January 16, 2017

Bobby Neal, 81, of Warrensburg, Missouri, formerly of Hot Springs, Arkansas, passed away January 16, 2017. Bobby joined his parents Bob and Ruby (Oliver) Neal, sisters Ellie Neal and Dorothy Neal DeVasher. Bobby is survived by one brother Floyd Neal, of Tucson, Arizona; nieces Clara (Jon) Williams and Jean DeVasher; nephew Neal (Terri) DeVasher and many beloved cousins. Bobby retired from Chem...
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Geneva F. Miller

August 2, 1936 - January 12, 2017

Geneva Fay Miller, 80, of Hot Springs, passed away on January 12, 2017. She was born on August 2, 1936 in Cooper, Texas to the late Lacy and Edith Bryan.Geneva was a member of the Airport Road Church of Christ.Left to cherish her memory are her children, Leo Miller Jr. and Sharon Snyder; grandsons, Zack Miller, Cris Miller and David Swearingen; great grandchildren, Landon Miller, Bryce Miller,...
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Amy Diggs

October 11, 1981 - January 11, 2017

Amy Jenelle Diggs, age 35, of Pearcy, passed away peacefully on January 11, 2017. Amy was born to Pam Lowe Greenway and Paul Diggs, Oct 11, 1981, in Hot Springs. She was formerly a massage therapist and loved her occupation very much. Amy is survived by her daughter Arah Diggs; father and stepmother, Paul and Deanna Diggs; mother Pam Greenway; stepfather Pete Greenway; sisters Barie, Christa and...
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Nell M. Bradley

February 5, 1926 - January 5, 2017

Nell Martin Bradley was born in Greenville, SC, on February 5, 1926 and passed away on January 5, 2017 in Hot Springs, AR. At the time of her passing, Nell had been a 45 year resident of Hot Springs and previously resided in Alma, AR. She graduated from high school in Greenville, SC, and continued her education at Alabama Polytechnic Institute, now known as Auburn University, where she was a...
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Marion Topham

July 3, 1930 - January 4, 2017

Marion Ann Topham, 86, a longtime resident of Hot Springs Village, passed away Wednesday the 4th of January. Marion was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to the late Marion Prince Strange and Thomas Lee McCarty on July 3, 1930. She married the late Jack Topham on February 9, 1952.Marion is survived by her children; Doug Topham, Carrie Mathis (Lewis Mathis) both of HSV, and Jeff Topham (Annie Gloskey...
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Martha Mae Young

July 16, 1936 - December 29, 2016

Martha Mae Young, 80, of Hot Springs, passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, surrounded by her husband and three daughters. She was born in Hot Springs, Ark., on July 16, 1936.Martha met the love of her life, Elza, at the young age of 12 and married him a few years later on March 8, 1952. Martha and Elza were partners in life for 64 years with many of those years as successful business owners of...
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Tosa Stepanov

June 26, 1947 - December 27, 2016

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Marcus Luther Jackson

August 25, 1925 - December 26, 2016

Marcus L. Jackson, 91, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, went peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his family on December 26, 2016. He was born August 25, 1925 in Garland County, Arkansas to Elroy and Myrtie Jackson.Marcus was a member of Harvey’s Chapel Baptist Church for 68 years where he also taught the Men’s 3 Sunday School Class as well as serving as a deacon. He was a...
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James McClard

April 22, 1927 - December 23, 2016

James Allen “Jimmy” McClard Jr., age 89, of Hot Springs, was called home to be with the Lord Friday, December 23, 2016 after having spent a wonderful day celebrating the Christmas Holiday amongst family. He was born on April 22, 1927 in Hot Springs to James Allen McClard Sr. and Elizabeth Birmingham McClard. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers named Leo...
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James McClard

April 22, 1927 - December 23, 2016

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Jerry H. Chancellor

March 14, 1946 - December 22, 2016

Jerry Harlan Chancellor, 70, of Pearcy, passed away on December 22, 2016. Jerry was born in Boonville, Arkansas to the late Joshua Henry and Ida Thelma Chancellor. Jerry proudly served in the Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. After attending Arkansas Tech he again decided to serve, this time in the capacity of an Arkansas State Trooper with Troop K. He was a driver’s license...
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Josephine Marie Gontarek

May 3, 1955 - December 22, 2016

Josephine Marie Gontarek, 61, of North Little Rock, went to be with the Lord on December 22, 2016. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, on May 3, 1955 to the late Casmir and Virginia Sadowski. Josephine is survived by her husband of 43 years, Harold W. Gontarek; sons, Donald (Jennifer) Gontarek of Elgin, IL, Alex Gontarek of Hot Springs, AR, Timothy Gontarek of East Prairie, MO, Gilbert Gontarek...
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Betty Jagoditsh

September 27, 1926 - December 15, 2016

Betty Sullenberger Whaley Jagoditsh, 90, of Hot Springs passed away Thursday December 15, 2016. She was born September 27, 1926 in Camden, Arkansas, to the late David Edward and Ida Holland Sullenberger. Betty was a lifelong Methodist and was a member of First United Methodist Church and also a member of the Hot Springs Bridge House. She was predeceased by her husbands, Dr. Clyde Hill Whaley and...
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Dorothy May Crossno

September 12, 1926 - December 15, 2016

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Marsha Lansdell

October 2, 1961 - December 14, 2016

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Kathy Mason

November 6, 1967 - December 13, 2016

Kathy Lynn Mason, 49, of Hot Springs went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. She was born on November 6, 1967 in Hot Springs to the late William and Elizabeth Gillmore. Kathy was a devoted member of Apostolic Faith Tabernacle Church. Cherishing her memory is her sweet son, Andy Mason; brothers, Lonnie Gillmore of Malvern, Ronnie Gillmore of Hot Springs and several aunts, cousins,...
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Nancy Matthews

July 8, 1931 - December 10, 2016

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Joan Hixon

October 10, 1956 - December 10, 2016

Joan Hixon, 60, of Royal, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December10, 2016. She was born October 10, 1956 in Hot Springs to Carmon and Vivian Cain. Joan graduated from Lake Hamilton High School. She worked for Mercy Hospital and later Brady Mountain Resort. Survivors include her loving husband of 21 years, Joel; daughter Amy (Brad) Fulmer; grandchildren Parker, Kaden and Maddie; siblings...
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Mary Gerstein

September 11, 1935 - December 4, 2016

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Dolores M. GERSTEIN

September 11, 1935 - December 4, 2016

Dolores Gerstein, 81, of Hot Springs, joined her parents in Heaven, December 4, 2016. Born in Chicago, Illinois to the late John and Rose Watson, Dolores had a lifelong love of music, was a computer whiz and a master yarn crafter who was known for her beautiful crocheted and knitted afghans.Dolores married her high school sweetheart, Donald, on September 12, 1953. The wedding was officiated by...
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Merle Anna Webb

September 16, 1953 - November 26, 2016

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Sabrina Elizabeth Smith

November 9, 1991 - November 23, 2016

Sabrina Elizabeth Smith, 25, of Hot Springs, departed this earth too early and entered her heavenly home on Wednesday, November 23, 2016.Sabrina was born November 9, 1991, to Staci and Danny Smith. She attended Lakes High School in Lakewood, WA and graduated from Lake Hamilton High School in 2010. She attended National Park College. She was employed by Oaklawn Jockey Club, Chrysalis Salon and...
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Mart Cox

January 9, 1946 - November 22, 2016

Mart Joner “Jim” Cox , 70, entered Heaven’s gate the evening of November 22, 2016 at his home in Lonsdale, Arkansas. He was surrounded by his love ones including his wife of 33 years, Laverta “Tootie” Cox who was by his side day and night through the good times and the bad.Jim was born in Glenwood, Arkansas on January 9, 1946 to Hollis and Mary Cox.He was a Vietnam...
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Eric L. Frye

August 9, 1962 - November 21, 2016

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Robert Kawick

October 31, 1952 - November 19, 2016

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Florence L. Fankhouser

February 23, 1924 - November 17, 2016

Florence “Flo” L. Fankhouser, 92, of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away Thursday, November 17th, 2016. She was born February 23, 1924 in Wichita, Kansas to the late Harley and Nellie Ogden.Flo was very loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was an avid golfer and card player. Bill and Flo really cherished their retirement years in Diamondhead, as they did their friends at First...
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Jeanne Warren

October 19, 1926 - November 16, 2016

Jeanne Mangum Warren, 90, of Hot Springs, Arkansas (originally Smackover, Arkansas and then Little Rock, Arkansas) went to be with the Lord on November 16, 2016. She was born on October 19, 1926 to Emery Carl Mangum and Irah McDonald Mangum in Magee, Mississippi. Shortly thereafter, the family moved to Winfield, Alabama where she spent the remainder of her growing up years. At 15, she...
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Carol Rodgers Pritchard

November 13, 1940 - November 15, 2016

Carol Lynn Rodgers Pritchard, of Little Rock, formerly of Hot Springs, passed away November 15, 2016 just two days after celebrating her 76th birthday. Carol was born in Little Rock to the late Maxwell and Faye Stein.After graduating from Central High School, Carol began a career as a Fashion Coordinator for Blass Department Stores (now known as Dillards). Later, she went on to become a...
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