Classmates Obituaries - Letter A
These obituaries correspond with the yearbooks that are listed on this website. Whenever possible, the source of the obituary will be shown as well as the date.
Abbott, Annette Rutledge
- Annette Abbott, 83, of Hot Springs passed away Sunday January 27, 2013.
She was born November 10, 1929, to the late Flora Burch Rutledge and C.A.
Rutledge in Hot Springs.
Mrs. Abbott attended World Wide Christian Outreach and was formerly with Dierks Forrest. She was predeceased by her husband, Johnnie R. Abbott; two brothers, Chesley Rutledge and Harvey Leon Rutledge and one daughter-in-law, Barbara Abbott.
Survivors include one son, Bob Abbott; seven step-grandchildren, Kathy House, Katrina Hale, Michael Deitz, Kimberly Easley, Kristina Grubb, Matthew Easley and Karrie Easley; sixteen step-great-grandchildren and one step-great-great grandchild.
Visitation will be 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday at Hot Springs Funeral Home.
Services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Hot Springs Funeral Home with Pastor Garland Edwards and Reverend Steve Willis officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. [from Hot Springs Funeral Home online obituary] [Class of 1947]
Adams, Patty Maner -
Patty Maner Adams, 74, of Hot Springs passed away Sunday, July 24, 2011.
She was born May 11, 1937, to the late Nellie Rogers Maner and Carl Jackson
Maner in Hot Springs.
Mrs. Adams was a member of Central Baptist Church and a member of Daughters of American Revolution.
Survivors include her husband, Jerry Adams of Hot Springs; two sons, Mike (Sharon) Bridges of Granbury, Texas and Wayne (Melissa) Bridges of Cabot, Arkansas; two brothers, Bob Maner of Hot Springs and Martin Maner of Little Rock; three grandchildren, Cori Bridges, Michael Bridges and Shelby Bridges.
Honorary pallbearers are Todd Sanders, Ted Sanders, Michael Bridges, Mike Bridges, Wayne Bridges, Tony Adams, Kenny Hood, and the Staff of 2nd Floor East at St. Joseph’s Mercy Health Center.
Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Central Baptist Church with Dr. William Harris officiating. Private burial will be at a later date. [from Hot Springs Funeral Home online obituary] [Class of 1956]
Alexander, Ruth Standiford
Keller - Blacksburg, Virginia — Ruth Standiford Keller Alexander
passed away on January 25 in Blacksburg, Virginia. She was born August 11,
1917, in Hot Springs to Irvin S. Keller and Winifred Warren Keller.
She was a descendant on her maternal side of John C. Hale and Sarah Gardener Hale, who founded the first bath house, the Hale, and the first Baptist Church. On her paternal side, she was a descendant of Dr. James McDonald Keller and Sally Phillips Keller. Dr. Keller was the uncle of Helen Keller.
Ruth retired from 1st Federal Savings after 30 years. While employed there, she attended Garland County Community College and Little Rock University and earned a standard diploma.
She was preceded in death by her husband Houston (Baldy) Alexander and her brother, Warren M. Keller. She is survived by her son, Hugh and grandchildren, Michael and Kate. [from Sentinel-Record obituary] [Class of 1935]
Allen, Clovis Bernard - Clovis Bernard "Bernie" Allen,
75, of Hot Springs died Monday, April 9, 2007.
He was a U. S. Army Korean War veteran, owner of Moses Melody Shops and a public accountant. He was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Clara Allen and his first wife, Barbara Allen.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Allen; two daughters, Charlotte A. Blaylock of Mabelvale and Michelle C. Crow of Sherwood; one son, Drew A. Allen of Bauxite; one stepson, Ben Cass of Dallas; one sister, Neda Yoder of Conway; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The service will be 2 p.m. Thursday in St. Luke United Methodist Church, 6401 West 32nd St., Little Rock, with Pastor Ann Harrison officiating.
Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens...
Memorials may be made to St. Luke United Methodist Church, 6401 West 32nd St., Little Rock, AR 72204... [Sentinel-Record; April 11, 2007] [Class of 1950]
Anderson, Margaret L. Cannon - Margaret L. Anderson,
73, of Bossier City, Louisiana, died Friday, December 2, 2005, in a Shreveport,
Born July 29, 1932, at Hot Springs to Bill and Lorene Cannon, she was a homemaker, honor graduate of Hot Springs High School Class of 1950 and member of First Baptist Church. She was predeceased by her husband, James G. Anderson, Sr.; and one daughter, Cheryl G. Anderson Rosalee.
Survivors include one son, James Garland Anderson, Jr., of Ogden, Utah; one sister, Dorothy A. Harp of Norman; one brother and sister-in-law, Bill B. and Billie Cannon of Hot Springs; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two aunts, Vera Warren of Atoka, Oklahoma, and Alma Allen of Norman, Oklahoma; nieces; nephews; and cousins.
The service will be 2 p.m. today at Greenwood Cemetery, Hot Springs, with Dr. John McCallum officiating. Arrangements are by Mortuary Services of Louisiana. [Sentinel-Record, December 8, 2005] [Class of 1950]
Anthony, Katherine Jane Cooper - Katherine Jane Cooper
Anthony was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, on December 19, 1934, and died
in Mercy Hospital, Hot Springs, on May 6, 2013. Many Hot Springs residents
may recall Kindercoop kindergarten, operated by Katherine's mother, Eugenia,
at the Coopers' family home on Prospect Avenue.
Katherine Cooper was a member of the Hot Springs High School Class of 1952 and was active there in chorus and as a cheerleader. She graduated in 1956 from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, where she was a member of Tri Delta sorority. She continued her education at the University of Illinois, obtaining a M.Ed. Katherine returned to Hot Springs as director of physical education at Hot Springs High School. Later she taught at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, as an assistant professor of physical education.
Katherine married Jimmy N. Anthony in 1960 and moved to Bearden, Arkansas, where they raised their family. She was an active member of Bearden Methodist Church. She participated in many civic affairs of South Central Arkansas, most notably as a board member of Ouachita County Hospital and in the Bearden public school system. In 2005 Katherine helped to fund the development of a new Mercy child advocacy center in Hot Springs, which she named the Cooper-Anthony Mercy Child Advocacy Center in honor of her mother and the Anthony family. She was also an enthusiastic supporter of the Garland County Historical Society.
She was predeceased by her parents, Eugenia Towell and Lewis D. Cooper Jr. of Hot Springs; her husband, James N. "Jimmy" Anthony of Bearden, Arkansas, and her two daughters, Virginia "Ginny" Seba (1968-2003) and Andrea K. Ledbetter (1963-2008) of Bearden. She is survived by three brothers: Hiram W. Cooper (Susan) and Thomas Cooper of Hot Springs and Lewis D. Cooper of Conway, Arkansas. Other survivors are grandchildren Brooklyn Ledbetter Tanner and Ian James Seba and a great-granddaughter, Andrea Belle Tanner.
The family wishes to thank the nurses and doctors of Mercy Hospital and the staff members and caregivers of West Shores senior living community. The family especially thanks Kathy Taylor, Dr. Gregory Whorton, and Katherine's many loyal and loving friends.
A graveside service is planned at Bethel Cemetery near the Hopeville community and Bearden, Arkansas at 2:30 P.M. on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. There will be no visitation, and in lieu of flowers, please make donations to Cooper-Anthony Mercy Child Advocacy Center, 216 McAuley Court, Hot Springs, AR, 71913, or Garland County Historical Society, PO Box 20129, Hot Springs, AR, 71903. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. [from Benton Funeral Home online obituary] [Class of 1952]
Atherton, Jeannetta Mae
Helms - Jeannetta Mae (Helms) Atherton, 81, known to her loved
ones and friends as Jean and Aunt G, passed away November 22, 2009, shortly
after being diagnosed with a brain tumor. She was a cherished sister, devoted
wife, loving mother, supportive grandmother, and faithful friend. Although
her battle was brief, she faced her illness with dignity and courage. She
steadfastly believed Jesus would carry her softly and tenderly home where
she would be reunited with her loved ones.
She was born May 1, 1928, in Hot Springs, AR, to Angeline Jeannette (West) and Robert Lee Helms. She was the fifth of eight children. She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband of 28 years, William Leslie Atherton, in 1978, her cherished son, Richard Victor Atherton, who passed away in 1986, and the following siblings: Robert David Helms, Leland Gray Helms, Anna Donia (Helms) Sorrells, Lieutenant Colonel Jack Elwin Helms, Mary Annette (Helms) Priest, and Master Sergeant Billy Eugene Helms.
She is survived by her sister Dorothy Marie (Helms) Cooper and spouse Steve E.B. Cooper of Anchorage, AK, and sister-in-law Norma Jean (Freeman) Helms of Hot Springs, AR. She is survived by her son, William Leslie Atherton, Jr., of Fairbanks, AK, son Robert Lee Atherton and spouse Julia (Bole) Atherton of Tulsa, OK, and children, Garrett Richard, Laura Catherine, and Leslie Anne Atherton, also her daughter Anita Jean (Atherton) Layton and spouse Stephen Douglas Layton of Bakersfield, CA and children Katherine Jean, Sarah Christine, Samuel Stephen, Alexandra Jane, Matthew William, and Emily Grace Layton, also her daughter Glenda Kaye (Atherton) Quinn and spouse Scott Curtis Quinn of Telico, TX, and children Tyler Robert, Clayton Scott, and Graham Curtis Quinn. She is survived by eighteen nieces and nephews and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was baptized and married at Central Baptist Church, Hot Springs, AR. She graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1946 where she formed many life-long friendships. Jeannetta was a talented clarinet player and a majorette in the high school band and at the University of Arkansas.
In Hot Springs, she worked for Merrill Lynch and met her future husband, William Leslie (Les) Atherton, of Peoria, IL, who was a WWII veteran. Married on June 4, 1950, they moved to Seattle, WA, where their first son was born in 1952. They lived in Tulsa, OK, Encino, CA, and Santa Anna, CA, before returning to Tulsa in 1964 with their family of five children. Her husband worked for Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, and Rockwell International in the aerospace industry. As a homemaker she was very involved in her children’s many activities - a role she continued as a grandmother. Widowed at the age of forty-nine, Jeannetta diligently cared for her elderly mother for five years. She enjoyed owning a florist shop as well as her later work in the Development Office at the University of Tulsa. She retired at age sixty-two and spent much of her time travelling with family and friends. Her twelve grandchildren will miss their Mimi dearly and forever be influenced by her strength of character. She will be remembered as an intelligent and independent woman who was selflessly devoted to others and exemplified the best of the “Greatest Generation."
The family expresses great gratitude to the amazing nurses of St. John Hospice and the very caring aids at Interim Health Care. Memorial donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans, 918-834-4643.
Services will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. at the Memorial Park Chapel located at 51st and Memorial in Tulsa, OK. Following the services, family and friends are invited to a reception at the Memorial Park Family Center. [from Stanleys Funeral Services online obituary] [Class of 1946]