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Classmates Obituaries - Letter L

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.


Lambert, Diana Lynn Cash - Diana L. Lambert, age 67, of Amity, passed away Friday, June 6, 2014.
She was born on June 13, 1946, at Hot Springs, the daughter of Nolan R. Cash and Vera Iona Jennings Cash. On August 18, 1984 she was married to Dewey W. Lambert who preceded her in death on September 4, 2010. She was also preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Robert Cash; and her sister, Lucretia Epp.
She was a member of the Shiloh Church of Christ. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and everything about Christmas. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, whom she dearly loved with all her heart.
She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend and will be deeply missed by everyone who knew and loved her.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Sean and Michelle Arington of Colvert, Georgia and Lin and Lilia Arington of San Antonio, Texas; one stepson, Perry Lambert of Amity; one stepdaughter, Julie Flowers and her husband, Jeff, of Bismarck; ten grandchildren and their spouses, Hannah and Chase Crews, Jedd Lambert, Kyle Flowers, Emily Flowers, Madison and Nick Kain, Sean Arington, Lin Arington, Brent Arington, Jesse Conley and Jacob Conley; one sister and brother-in-law, Velva Jean and Doyle Whitesel of Hot Springs; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of wonderful friends.
Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 11, 2014, in the Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Glenwood with Rick Collie officiating.
Interment will be in the Shiloh Cemetery, in Amity.    [from Davis-Smith Funeral Home online obituary]    [Class of 1964]

Lancaster, John H. - John H. Lancaster, 71, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, died November 17, 2014, at home. He was born January 23, 1943, in Provo, Utah.
John was a graduate of Hot Springs High School class of 1960 and of Henderson State University. He served in the United States Air Force. John was a teacher at Glen Rose Junior High/High School and retired from teaching in 2006. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church where he served as Sunday School teacher and deacon.
John is predeceased by his parents, Jack W. Hurtt and Dr. Elayne Lancaster; sister Lynn Whelan and daughter Paige Lancaster.
He is survived by his wife, Frances (Dilliard) Lancaster of Hot Springs and a nephew Gregory Scott Watts of Orlando, Florida.
A memorial service will be at 3:00 p.m. Friday, November 21, 2014, at Westminster Presbyterian Church with Rev. Mike Seitz officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church or Arkansas Children’s Hospital.    [from Caruth-Hale Funeral Home online obituary]    [Class of 1960]

Lasky, George Arthur - DALLAS — George Arthur Lasky, 72, died Monday, November 26, 2012, at his home in Dallas. George was born in Hot Springs to Albert J. and Hannah Geschmay Lasky. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Jack Lasky.
George is survived by his loving wife, Charlotte; son, Andrew Lasky, of Houston; and stepsons, Bryan Cytron and Jason Glater, both of Dallas.
George retired from the accounting firm Lasky & Hawbaker CPA Inc. and associated with Philip Vogel Inc. He was a member of the Hot Springs High School graduating class of 1958. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1963. While at OU he was instrumental in forming the Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity and continued with the National Alumnae Fraternity. He was a member of Temple Emanuel and B’nai Brith. He was a founding member of Accounting Group International and Temple Shalom. George enjoyed traveling with family and friends throughout the world.
Honorary pallbearers are Arthur Skibell, Dorothy Wolchansky, Bruce and Beverly Laves, Susan Goltz Siegel, Ben Botnick, Roy Saffel, Steven Rosen, and the Hot Springs High School Class of 1958.
The funeral service will be given by Sheldon Kleinman at 2 p.m. on Friday at the Jewish Rest Cemetery located on Summer and Albert Pike. Visitation will follow the service at Phil’s Restaurant located at Central and West Grand.
In lieu of flowers, if you choose to make a donation in his memory, contributions may be made to the Congregation House of Israel, Hot Springs, AR; Temple Emanuel, Dallas or the Museum of Southern Jewish Experience, Jackson, Miss.
Arrangements are by Hot Springs Funeral Home.    [from Sentinel-Record, November 29, 2012]    [Class of 1958]

Little, Margaret Elizabeth Clinton Burks - Margaret Elizabeth "Liz" Clinton Little, of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, was born March 13, 1944, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, to Janet and Roy Clinton Sr. She passed away December 26, 2013, at St. Joseph's/Mercy Medical Center in Hot Springs.
Liz graduated from Hot Springs High School and the University of Arkansas, earning a bachelor's degree in Communications and a Master of Arts in Speech and Drama. She was a proud member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority.
Liz put her outstanding marketing, organization, and communications skills into her career, including her work with the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, the Harold Ives Trucking Company, and the UAMS Clinical Skills Center's Standardized Patient Program. Liz was foremost a dedicated homemaker and talented cook.
In addition to sharing her boundless love, energy, humor, and caring with her family and extended family, she also shared the same through years of giving back to her community as a volunteer for many organizations and causes.
Liz was most proud of her service to the Junior League of Little Rock and the Arkansas Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, where she was chairman of the board of trustees. She was also honored with the Jay Randall Award for her dedication to the UAMS Standardized Patient Program. Liz also served as a deacon for Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock.
Liz was predeceased by her parents and her son, Clinton Ward Burks.
She is survived by her husband, Gene Little, of Hot Springs Village; daughter and son-in-law, Stacey and Eric Briggs, and granddaughter, Janet Elizabeth Briggs, of Nashville, Tenn.; her father-in-law, Ron Little, of Hot Springs Village; and her brothers and their wives, Roy Jr. and Butch Clinton of Fayetteville, Dan and Joan Clinton of Hot Springs, and Bo and Sissy Clinton of Little Rock. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, who will fondly remember her forever as "A.L."
The memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 2, 2014, at Liz's lifelong home church, the First Presbyterian Church, 213 Whittington Avenue, Hot Springs.
The family asks that memorials be made to First Presbyterian Church.    [from Gross Funeral Home online obituary]    [Class of 1962]

Livingston, Eva Burgess - Eva Livingston, 88, of Hot Springs died Monday, April 10, 1995, in a local nursing home. She was born December 21, 1906, in Hot Springs to Maggie and Charlie Burgess and was a lifetime resident of the area. She was a homemaker and Baptist. Survivors include a son, Ed Livingston of Hot Springs; two daughters, Dorothy Howard of Alexander and Nancy Norton of Hot Springs; a sister, June Keith of New Jersey; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Hot Springs Funeral Home chapel. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Center Hill Cemetery. [Sentinel-Record, April 11, 1995] [Class of 1926]

Lockett, Jimmy - Jimmy Lockett, 74, passed away Tuesday, February 1, 2011. He was born October 18, 1936, in Hot Springs to the late Thelma Spiva Lockett and Melvin Lockett. He was a member of Lakeshore Drive Christian Church and a member of Central Arkansas Scale Modelers.
Predeceased by his parents; step-son, Larry Efird; nephew Tony Goessman.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Lockett; step-daughter; Diane (Joe) Rogers; sister, Paulette (David) Green; step- grandchildren, Wayne (Susan) Efird, Brandi Efird, Kandi Efird; five step-great grandchildren; one niece, Terri (Steve) Chandler; two step-nephews, Jimmie (Sheila)Goessman, Gary (Melissa) Goessman.
Service will be 2:00 Saturday at Lakeshore Drive Christian Church with Minister Susan Miller officiating.
Visitation starting a 12 noon until service time at the church.
Pallbearers are Scott Brown, Steve Chandler, Philip Chandler, Paul Anderson, Kenneth Childers and Daren Long.
Honorary pallberarers are David Kenser, Jeff Robinette and Cecil Hayes.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lakeshore Drive Christian Church or charity of one’s choice.    [from Hot Springs Funeral Home online obituary]    [Class of 1954]

Longinotti, Katherine Langley - Katherine Langley Longinotti died March 13, 2012. She was born November 8, 1916, in Hot Springs to J. O. and Vinnie (Collet) Langley. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Edward D. Longinotti, her sister Mabel Brown and her granddaughter, Karen Ann Curry.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Gary Curry of Hot Springs; her sister Betty Rapp of Austin, Texas; a brother-in-law, Percy Brown of Roseburg, Oregon; a niece, Cheryl Pitcairn of Roseburg, Oregon; and two nephews, Ron Brown of Mooresville, North Carolina and Jim Rapp of Alexandria, Virginia.
Katherine was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. She was a charter member of the Hot Springs Junior Auxiliary and a member of The Sewing Club, a very special group of ladies that were dear to her heart.
The family wishes to thank the loving care provided by Quapaw Care and Rehab and Odyssey Hospice.
Services will be held at Gross Funeral Home Friday at 3:00 p.m. with Father Alan Rosenau officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Charitable Christian Medical Clinic, 133 Arbor St, Hot Springs, AR 71901.    [from Gross Funeral Home online obituary]    [Class of 1934]

Lovett, Harry Wayne - Harry Wayne Lovett, 66, of Hot Springs, died Thursday, January 20, 2005, in a local hospital.
Born April 19, 1938, in Hot Springs to Harry Cecil and Lola Edna Hurst Lovett, he was a member of the Spa City Razorback Club.
He was predeceased by his parents.  Survivors include one brother, Boyce Lovett of Hot Springs; two nieces, Belinda Lovett of Hot Springs and Christa Lovett of Claremont, California; and one sister-in-law, Laurie Lovett of Hot Springs.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday, January 22, 2005, at First Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Susan Arnold and the Reverend Charles Ridgway officiating.  Pallbearers will be German Arzola, Robert Cash, Clelon Houpt, Ronald Lovett, Ronnie Murray, and Charles Tapp.  Burial will be in Morning Star Cemetery...
Memorials may be made to Morning Star Cemetery Association, 2524 Malvern Ave., Hot Springs, AR 71901.  [Sentinel-Record, Jan. 21, 2005] [Class of 1956]

Lynch, Betty Leach - (Born November 23, 1932; died February 5, 2009, Dallas, Texas) Has been called home to the Lord after a multiyear struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Widow of the late Francis "Fannie" Lynch. Loving mother to Frank Lynch, Therese McCulley and husband George, and Ed Lynch and wife Terry. Grandmother to Stephen McCulley and Eddy and Tommy Lynch. Betty was born in Chicago in 1932 to Thomas Leach and Leona Byrnes Leach, as the fifth of six children. She moved with her family to Hot Springs, Arkansas, when she was 13 and graduated from Hot Springs High School. Betty had many jobs in Hot Springs including at the Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce for about 20 years. Betty's last years were in Dallas, Texas, at Avalon Residental Home. Dallas arrangements are being handled through Restland in Dallas but no Dallas services are planned by the family. A memorial Mass will be held for Betty Lynch on Saturday, February 7, at 10:00 a.m. at St. John's Catholic Church in Hot Springs and a visitation at the church at 9:00 a.m. with local arrangements being made through Gross Funeral Home in Hot Springs. Betty's remains will be interred at Calvary Cemetery with those of her loving husband of 48 years and where both of their parents are buried. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the two nonprofit entities that helped Betty and her family with excellent care in her last years: Avalon Residental Care Homes, 1625 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75207 or Heart to Heart Hospice of Texas, 1500 Waters Ridge Drive, Suite 100, Lewisville, TX 75057. [Restland Funeral Home online obituary] [Class of 1950]