Griffin Leggett Healey and Roth Funeral Home
Griffin Leggett Healey and Roth Funeral Home
5800 West 12th Street
Little Rock, AR 72204
Phone: (501) 661-0541
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Thu, Mar 22, 2012
Mr. McDonnell was chief executive when McDonnell Douglas completed the Skylab space station in 1973.
Sanford Noyes McDonnell was born on Oct. 12, 1922, in Little Rock, Ark. The family moved to St. Louis after his uncle chose it as a safer place to build military aircraft than the coasts. The McDonnell Aircraft Corporation became the city’s largest employer.
Mr. McDonnell had planned to follow his father into finance, majoring in economics at Princeton, but was diverted by World War II.
In the Army, he trained as an engineer and worked in New Mexico as a technician on the Manhattan Project, which built the first atomic bomb. In a history he wrote for the Atomic Heritage Foundation, Mr. McDonnell said that as a “lowly G.I.” he had not contributed anything of note to the project, and that security was so tight that most of the soldiers did not know what they were working on. “At the end of the work day, I remember washing my hands until I no longer got a reading on the Geiger counter,” he wrote.
After his discharge, Mr. McDonnell married Priscilla Robb of Albuquerque, whom he had met on the ski slopes of New Mexico. He received an engineering degree from the University of Colorado and went back to St. Louis to work for his uncle, who offered to sta... (New York Times)
Fri, Feb 24, 2012
Harris, 56, a former Hamilton High star and one of the most honored defenders in UofM football history from 1973-76, died at home in Little Rock on Sunday after a heart attack.
"Eric was an incredible athlete, one of the most gifted natural athletes I'd ever seen," said former center Bob Rush, captain of the 1976 Tigers and Harris' teammate. "He was really tall for a cornerback, he was almost 6-4. Truth is Eric could have been an all-American at wide receiver or cornerback. He was a great cover corner and with his size he could clean a ball carrier's clock when it came time for run support."
From his first days on campus, Harris was an impact player. As a four-time All-South Independent team selection, he had 218 career tackles with 27 pass breakups and 13 interceptions (which still ranks third in school history).
In his senior season, he was selected to four all-America teams. He also played in the Blue-Gray Game, the Senior Bowl, and was regarded as one of the top two defensive backs in the 19... (The Commercial Appeal)
Wed, Feb 8, 2012
Centerton; a step-grandson, Jason Fiser Grimes (Amy); and a step-great-grandson, Aiden Fiser Grimes of Fayetteville. She is also survived by cousins, A.B. Thompson of Marvell, Beth Thompson of Little Rock, Art and Kim Thompson and son, Henry of Tulsa, Okla., Sharon Holtzclaw Hay (Tommy) and son, Mark Sullivan of McCrory, Durwood and Debbie King of Helena and their daughter, Trish of Memphis.
Her parents and her brother, William Demoret II who was killed in Austria the day before the end of WWII in 1945, preceded her in death.
Funeral services for Mary Louise Demoret Fiser will be held t 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery in Helena. Rev. Wendell Dorman and Rev. Richard Rogers will officiate. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 at Roller-Citizens.
Pallbearers are Gene Johnson, Pat O’Bryant, Mark Phillips, Jerry Don Flynn, Ronnie White, Allen Dell Coates, James George and James Tucker. Memorials may be sent to the Arkansas Cancer Research Center, Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, 4301 West Markham Street, Little Rock, AR 72205.
Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, Helena-West Helena, will direct services. The online guestbook is at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
Thu, Jan 26, 2012
Landrum.She is survived by her mother, Bettye Mitchell of Mount Pleasant, aunts; Irma May, Virginia Moon and Peggy Bellamy, all of Mt. Pleasant; step brother and wife; Glen and Esther Fuller of Little Rock, Arkansas; stepsister and husband, Mary and Ron Burns of Mt. Pleasant, and numerous cousins and friends.She was a member of the Southside Church of Christ. Bros. Leon Goff and Ronald Stringer officiated at her funeral Sunday afternoon at the Bates-Cooper-Sloan Funeral home.Titus County emergency responders provided an honor guard at her visitation Saturday evening. Pallbearers were Titus County Sheriff Tim Ingram, Lt. Terry McDowell, Sgt. Michael Kirkwood, Sgt. Ken Wilson, Mount Pleasant Fire Chief Larry McRae, and Sugar Hill Fire Chief Jerry Clark. Honorary pallbearers are all Titus County Emergency Responders.Speaking at the funeral Sunday, Tribune Publisher Bob Palmer said Casey seemed to have found her calling at the newspaper, and he recalled interviewing her when she applied for a job.“She had been working at a convenience store, and I asked her why she wanted to change jobs. She said a robber has stuck a gun in the face last week, and she thought it was time to make a change!”Sheriff Ingram said that over the years, especially after he became sheriff, people joked about how much she wrote about him, “and how she created a media monster!”Reflecting back on Buechel’s career Monday, Capt. Vine said law enforcement appreciated her role. “She always did what she could to help us perform our jobs.”“I think that was her way of helping the community, by helping us,” he said.He recalled the time, while searching for a suspect, she put the man’s picture on the front page of the paper. “I wasn’t 20 minutes after the paper was out, we got a phone c...
Tue, Jan 24, 2012
Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 at the St. John’s Medical Center in St. Louis.Michael was born Aug. 16, 1950 in Abilene Kan., to John and Lois Adam Rieck. He married Vera Rosealee Knight June 12, 1987 in Little Rock, Ark. She preceded him in death Oct. 10, 2000. He was also preceded in death by his mother, Lois Rieck who died Jan. 17, 2009.He is survived by his father, John Rieck of Gladstone; two sons, Brian Michael Rieck and wife, Amy of Almyra, Ark., and Michael Joseph Rieck of Louisiana; three daughters, Chantel Marie Blessing of Little Rock, Ark., Shanna Gill of Bethany, Okla., and Sarah Schmidt of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two sisters, Theresa Stilley of Lathrop and Celia Neumann of Holt; a brother, Patrick Riec...
Wed, Dec 21, 2011
She is survived by two daughters, Suzy White, of Hot Springs, and Sally Short and husband, Joe, of Hope; four grandsons, Jay White (Laura) of Little Rock, David White (Chelsea) of Tulsa, Okla.; Christopher Short and Jordan Short, of Hope; four great-grandchildren, Jacob and Katelyn White, of Little Rock, and Phillip and Julia White, of Tulsa, Okla.A celebration of her life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, December 21, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Phil McLarty officiating.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 760, Hope, Arkansas, 71802. Online guest book at www.pharrfuneralhomes.com
Fri, Dec 2, 2011
John Gladney was 6 when he saw his ailing mother die in the basement of a crowded hospital for black patients in Little Rock, Ark.
For the rest of his life, he wondered whether she would have lived with proper treatment, unavailable then to African-Americans.
He grew up to become a prominent physician and educator, the head of the ear, nose and throat department at St. Louis University School of Medicine and the first African-American to lead a department of otolaryngology in the U.S.
He marched with the Rev...
Sat, Nov 19, 2011
To understand how different the world -- and newspapers -- were when John Knott was a cub reporter, consider how it was he landed at The Commercial Appeal in 1945.
Mr. Knott, a native of Little Rock, had worked for The Associated Press and Arkansas Gazette before deciding he wanted a change of scenery, according to his wife, Kathy Knott. Plan A was finding a newspaper job in New Orleans... (The Commercial Appeal)
Wed, Nov 16, 2011
Joseph Dennis Somerville Sr., 62, of Pensacola died Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. Visitation: Noon to 7 p.m. Friday at Reed's Funeral Home. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Greater Little Rock Baptist Church.
Eloise Abbott Terry, 97, of Mobile, formerly of Pensacola, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark United Methodist Church.
Joseph Harry Weeks, 90, of Pensacola died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Perdido United Methodist Church. Faith Chapel Funeral Home South is directing.
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Thu, Nov 10, 2011
Minister Herman Brown; three sisters, Marjorie (James) Hines of Forrest City, Linda Griffin of Kansas City, Kansas and Debra Griffin of Little Rock; three brothers, Otis Griffin, Christopher (Michelle) Griffin, Kenneth Griffin, all of Little Rock; four sisters-in-law, Mary Johnson, Samella Brown, Anna Brown all of Helena-West Helena, Jacqueline Brown of Norfolk Va.; two brothers-in law, Larry Brown of Helena-West Helena and Ocie Brown of Memphis; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family, friends and church members.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook at: www.brownshomeforfuneralsinc.com.