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All these obituaries are for people (or their spouse) related to my husband, me, or our grandchildren. They may not be exact wording of the actual obituary as I may have changed abbreviation to full word or added punctuation and left out some items. Most of the time I will have the hard-copy obituary that I will share. If you would like a copy of this hard-copy obituary, please send me an e-mail with "Related Obituary" in the subject line. In the message of the e-mail be sure to show the full name of the person as shown on the webpage as well as the URL for the page.

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Gardenhire, Belle Tate

Mrs. Belle Gardenhire, Wife of Jack Gardenhire
Hot Springs, Sept. 5 - Mrs. Belle Gardenhire, aged 77, wife of Jack Gardenhire, died Thursday at her home here. She was a Baptist. Survivors also include a daughter, Mrs. Joe Maner of Hot Springs; a stepson, Dr. Charles Mitchell of Oklahoma; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Caruth Funeral Chapel by Rev. John W. Kilburn. Burial will be at Center Hill Cemetery. (from the Arkansas Gazette)


Garner, Effie Willie Shillito

Effie Willie Garner, 78, died Thursday, January 16, at a local hospital. She was a native of Hot Springs, a housewife, and member of the Mill Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Hardie Garner of Hot Springs; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Antioch Cemetery with the Rev. Milas Taylor officiating. Pallbearers will be Tim Garner, James Ford, John Garner, David Garner, Joe Bob Garner and R. L. Garrett. Arrangements are under the direction of Caruth Funeral Home. (from the Sentinel-Record, January 18, 1986, page 8)


Garner, Judge D.

J. D. (Judge) Garner, 76, died Tuesday night at his home. He was a native and life resident of Garland County. Survivors include 2 brothers, Freddie Garner and Hardy Garner, both of Hot Springs; 4 sisters, Mrs. Millie Ford, Miss Nettie Garner, Mrs. Lular Moore and Mrs. Flossie Adams, all of Hot Springs. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Caruth Funeral Home. (from The Sentinel-Record, March 14, 1973, page 2)


Garner, Hardie

Hardie Garner, 83, died Monday, June 9, at a local nursing home. He was a native of Garland County, a retired carpenter and farmer, and a Baptist. Survivors include two sisters, Flossie Adams of Arkadelphia and Nettie Garner of Hot Springs; and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Caruth Funeral Home. (from the Sentinel-Record, June 10, 1986, page 20)

Hardie Garner. Graveside services for Hardie Garner, 83, who died Monday, June 9, will be held at 2 p.m. today at Antioch Cemetery with the Rev. Milas M. Taylor officiating. pallbearers will be Tim Garner, Joe Bob Garner, David Garner, John Garner, Richard Hawthorne, and R. L. Garrett. Arrangements are under the direction of Caruth Funeral Home. (from the Sentinel-Record, June 11, 1986, page 16)


Garner, Nettie Florence

Nettie Florence "Granny" Garner, 99, of Hot Springs died Wednesday, January 1, at her home. A lifetime resident of Garland County, she was a charter member of Millcreek Baptist Church, receiving numerous pins and awards for Bible study and attendance.
Survivors include three daughters, Izora B. Witherspoon, Elnora Wilson and Georgia Rigsby, all of Hot Springs; two sons, John Garner and Rube Garner, both of Hot Springs; 24 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 9 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Wade Garner; seven sons, Dock Garner, Toy Garner, Herbert Garner, Wilbert Garner, Sidney Garner, Obert Garner and Virgil Garner; and one daughter, Lillie Merriott. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Caruth Funeral Home. (from The Sentinel-Record, January 3, 1992, page 5B)
Nettie F Garner. Services for Nettie Florence "Granny" Garner, 99, of Hot Springs who died Wednesday, January 1, at her home will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Caruth Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Norris Garner officiating. Pallbearers are Ronald Garner, Dilbert Garner, Norman Schaffner, R. L. Garrett, John Garner, Jr., and Ralph Witherspoon. Burial will be in Center Hill Cemetery. (from The Sentinel-Record, January 4, 1992, page 2A)


Garner, Robert Joseph

Robert Joseph "Bob" Garner of Hot Springs, Arkansas, born December 5, 1933, died Friday November 2, 2009, at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock, Arkansas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse Albert and Jessie Westerman Garner.
Surviving family members include his wife of 53 years, Myrna Loy Garner of Hot Springs, three daughters and sons-in-law; Susan and Rev. Doug Jones of Hot Springs; Angela and Lary Ledbetter of Lonsdale; Joanna and Dale Jenkins of Benton; his grandchildren and their spouses; April and Rev. Jason Sullivan; Robert and Jennifer Jones; Jake, Jessie and Joseph Ledbetter, Morgan and Lauren Jenkins; three great-grandchildren; Ella Ledbetter, Ethan Jones and Jaycie Sullivan; two brothers, Charles and Doyle Garner of Hot Springs and sister, Anna Lou Smith.
Bob was Assistant Zoological Director for Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida, and retired in 1994 after 21 years. He was trained from the age of 17 by Animal Psychologists Keller and Marian Breland in the process of operant conditioning. This period of instruction led him into a career of training and installing animal shows across the United States and Canada at such locations as Busch Gardens, Sea Worlds, Parrot Jungle, Marine Worlds, and for TV shows and commercials. When asked about his occupation Bob always replied, "I've trained everything from white rats to whales."
He was a member and trustee of the First Free Will Baptist Church of Hot Springs. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Bob was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He was a mentor to all his family, a friend and gentleman to those who knew him.
The celebration of his life will be 1:00 p.m., Thursday, December 3, 2009, at Gross Funeral Home Chapel, 120 Wrights St., Hot Springs, Arkansas. Pastor Roy Helms and Reverend Doug Jones officiating.
Bob's request was that there be no formal visitation. His remains will lie in state from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday December 2, 2009, for friends desiring to pay their respects.
Family graveside services will be held at the Garner Farm.
Pallbearers will be Danny Garner, Jeff Saunders, Dick Gray, James Ward, Don Jenkins and Don Burroughs. Honorary pallbearers are Albert Sutton, Ron Thrash, Larry Collier and Men's Fellowship at First Free Will Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family invites friends and loved ones to honor his life with memorial donations to the First Free Will Baptist Church 901 W. St Louis St. Hot Springs, AR 71913 or St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105. (from Gross Funeral Home online obituary)


Garner, Sidney Floy

Sidney Floy Garner, 59, died Thursday at a Little Rock hospital. He was born in Hot Springs, was a laborer, a Baptist and a veteran of World War II. He had also worked for the EVPA for a number of years. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Annie Bell Garner of Hot Springs; two daughters, Peggy Stewart and Patsy Dishroon, both of California; a stepdaughter, Norma Knaper of Hot Springs, two brothers, John Garner and Rube Garner, both of Hot Springs; 2 sisters, Elnora Wilson and Izora Witherspoon, both of Hot Springs; his mother, Mrs. Nettie Garner of Hot Springs; a half-brother Toy Garner of Hot Springs; a half-sister, Mrs. Georgia Rigsby of Hot Springs; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Arrangements will be announced by Caruth Funeral Home. (Sentinel-Record; June 30, 1978; page 12)


Services for Sidney Floy Garner, 59, who died Thursday, will be held at 10 a.m. today in the Caruth Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Stovall officiating.
Pallbearers will be Norman Schaffner, Mike Knaper, Randy Knaper, Ronald Garner, Delvis Garner, and Delbert Garner.
Honorary pallbearers are Frank Witherspoon, Russ Hendrix, Stan Pierarski, George Wilson, Louie Gilbert, and Charles Knaper.
Burial will be in Center Hill Cemetery by Caruth Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. (Sentinel-Record; July 3, 1978; page 9)    Rootsweb WCP


Garrett, Mary Alice Huchingson

Mrs. Marie Alice Garrett, aged 61, of Benton died today. She was an employee of the Benton State Hospital and a Baptist. Survivors include her husband, Frank Garrett; one son, Richard Garrett of Benton; one daughter, Mrs. Geneva Powell of Benton; two brothers, Monroe Huchingson and Arch Clemmons Huchingson, both of Owensville; one sister, Mrs. Lizzie Neal of Dallas, Texas; and six grandchildren. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Owensville Baptist Church. Burial will be at Owensville Cemetery by Ashby Funeral Service. [Benton Courier, February 5, 1974, pg 3]


Garrett, William Franklin

William Franklin Garrett, aged 66, of Route 2, Benton died today. He was a retired timberman. Survivors include a son, Richard Garrett of Route 2, Benton; a daughter, Mrs. Geneva Powell of Route 2, Benton; two brothers, Louis Garrett and Walter Garrett, both of Route 2, Benton; a sister, Mrs. Rosa Irwin of Route 2, Benton; and six grandchildren. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Owensville Baptist Church. Burial will be at Owensville Cemetery by Ashby Funeral Service. [Benton Courier, April 17, 1975, pg 3]


Geurin, Lorraine Taylor Williams

Jessie Lorraine Geurin, 83, of Benton, died March 18, 2009. She was born November 11, 1925, in Paron, to the late Joseph Joe and Janie Taylor. Jessie was an L.P.T.N. and a member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Adrian [tombstone shows Adrion] Williams. Survivors, husband, L. A. Geurin, son, Arvin Williams and wife, Darlene of Benton, step son, Tony Geurin of Benton, step daughters, Linda Love, Benton, Fran Nichols, Benton, daughters, Betty Sue Blankenship and husband, Marvin, Hot Springs, Jane Elizabeth Staton, Benton, sister, Odessa Roberts, Hot Springs, ten grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Church services by Ashby Funeral Home will be 10:00 a.m. Monday at Sharon Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Richard Hamlin officiating. Burial will follow at Fowler Cemetery in Paron. Visitation will be at Ashby's, Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.    [from Ashby Funeral Home online obituary]


Gillham, Martha Ramseur

Martha R. Gillham, 86, of Dardanelle died Tuesday, December 5, 2006, at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. She was born April 17, 1920, at Hot Springs to Lucien and Helen Ramseur and was the 1938 valedictorian of her Hot Springs High School Class. Martha was an avid bird watcher and authored a column on bird watching for the Arkansas Wildlife Federation Magazine for more than 15 years and was a member of the Dardanelle First United Methodist Church. She held the position of chairman or vice chairman of the Yell County Democratic Committee from 1950 to 2001.
Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Ralph Gillham; two sons, Lucien Gillham and wife, Jan, of Sherwood and Richard Gillham and wife, Mari, of Huntsville; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mary Graves of Delaware and Elizabeth Horn of Pasadena, Texas.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cornwell Chapel with the Rev. Roger Glover officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood Cemetery in Hot Springs. Arrangements are by Cornwell Funeral Home.
Honorary pallbearers include Lloyd Reed George, R. L. Summers, Ray Ferguson, Jim Wood, Bob McCool, Bill Payne, Bill Berry, John P. Cowger, Robert E. Apple, A. B. Cox, J. R. Gray, Bill Pfeifer, Irvin Balloun, Jess George and J. T. Mashburn.
Memorials may be made to Dardanelle First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 188, Dardanelle, AR 72834. (from The Courier - Russellville)


Goodwin, Horace J.

Horace J. Goodwin, aged 57, of Benton died Wednesday, October 30. He was a member of Owensville Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs Lorene Burnett Goodwin; three sons, Lloyd, Horace Jr., and Jerry Goodwin, all of Benton; a brother, Lee Goodwin of Benton; a sister, Mrs. Lona Chenault of Benton and five grandchildren. Funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday at Owensville Baptist Church. Burial was at Owensville Cemetery by Ashby Funeral Service. [Benton Courier, November 7, 1968, pg 4B]


Grimes, Leon

Leon Grimes, 54, of Arlington, Texas, died April 28.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Owensville Cemetery with arrangements by Ashby Funeral Home. [Benton Courier, April 30, 1982]