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Index to Obituaries
Most are from Hot Springs (including Garland County), Arkansas, and from Saline County, Arkansas.

The Melting Pot Genealogical Society has archived more than 70,000 obituaries from The Hot Springs Sentinel-Record (Garland County, Arkansas) for the years 1996-1999, and 2005-current date. The collection also includes member submitted obituaries from other cities and states for various years. 

Note: This is an index. Actual obituaries and death notices are not available online.  Photocopies or transcriptions may be requested from the Melting Pot Genealogical Library.  The non-member charge is $5.00 for the first obituary and $1.00 for each additional obituary in the same request.  Member’s requests are free.

Copies will be sent by mail or email (as requested) upon receipt of check or money order.

Make check or money order payable to Melting Pot Genealogical Society and mail to:
PO Box 936
Hot Springs, AR 71902-0936 

Remember, some obituaries may have no more information than the date of death.  When requesting give us the exact information shown on the entire line.  Please allow two weeks to get your obituary.  If you have not received your obituary within three weeks, please send a "second request" email.

A city is listed if there is a city given in the obituary. The city does not necessarily reflect the place of death but usually the residence.  If no city is listed then most likely the death occured in the city where the newspaper is published.  Example:  “SR,” would be Hot Springs.

Newspaper Abbreviations:

AC - Atkins Chronicle, Atkins, Arkansas
AD/ADG – Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Little Rock, Arkansas
AG – Arkansas Gazette, Little Rock, Arkansas
BC – Benton Courier, Benton, Arkansas
BG – The Boston Globe, Boston, Massachusetts
CA – The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tennessee
CG - Charleston Gazette, Charleston, West Virginia
DMN – Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas
FWST – Fort Worth Star Telegram, Fort Worth, Texas
GH -- Glenwood Herald, Glenwood, Arkansas
HJ - Hope Journal, Hope, Arkansas
HSNE -- Hot Springs New Era, Hot Springs, Arkansas
HT – The Herald Times, Bloomington, Indiana
LAT - Los Angeles Times
MDR – Malvern Daily Record, Malvern, Arkansas
PCC - Pike County Courier, Murfreesboro, Arkansas
PCP – Phillips County Progress, Helena, Arkansas
RC - The Courier, Russellville, Arkansas
SC - Saline Courier, Benton, Arkansas
SR – Sentinel-Record, Hot Springs, Arkansas
TN - The News, Hot Springs, Arkansas
TP - Times-Picayune, New Orleans, Louisiana
VTD - Visalia Times Delta, Visalia, California

The obituaries are filed alphabetically.  Click on the first letter of the surname.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | Mc | M | N | O | P-Q | R | S | T | U-V | W | X-Y-Z

2007 Obituaries
Page 1  |  Page 2

2008 Obituaries
A-B  |  C-G  |  H-L  |  M-P  |  Q-T  |  U-Z

2009 and Continuing

2009-2010 Obituaries
F-K, L-Z
2011-continuing Obituaries (F-K)
2011-continuing Obituaries (L-Z)

Classmates Obituaries

The following must be requested from Patti Vance Hays
and not the Melting Pot Genealogical Society.

Patti Vance Hays Obituary Collection

2009 Obituaries for Benton Courier and Atkins Chronicle