Classmates Obituaries - Letter G
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.
Gianakopoulos, Anna Jean Pappas - Anna Jean Gianakopoulos, 48, of Springfield, Ohio, died Tuesday at a Columbus, Ohio, hospital.
She was born in Hot Springs December 28, 1932, the daughter of William and Stella Pappas. She was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church.
Survivors include her husband, Dr. James G. Gianakopoulos of Springfield, Ohio; her mother, Stella Pappas of Hot Springs, one daughter Antigone Gianakopoulos; two sons, George and William Gianakopoulos all at home; and one brother, Dr. Socrates Pappas of San Diego, California.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Greek Orthodox Church in Springfield, Ohio. Burial will be in Springfield. Memorials may be made to the Greek Orthodox Church in Springfield. [Sentinel-Record, May 28, 1991] [Class of 1950]
Gibson, Jim - Jim Gibson,
71, of Hot Springs went home to God Wednesday, August 17, 2005, after a
battle with pancreatic cancer.
He was born April 25, 1934, in Hot Springs to Andrew Marvin Gibson and Ona Marie Orrell Gibson. His grandparents were John Cannon Gibson and Mary Caldonia Grantham Gibson, and Jesse James Orrell and Mae Dee Smith Orrell.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Nancy Smith Gibson, and three daughters, Lisa Sanderock of Russellville, Robin Wingard of Conway, Holly and Jim Thorwarth of Hot Sprigns, and one son, James Joel Gibson of Reno, Nevada. He had four children, Chris Sanderock, Katie Sanderock, Matthew Wingard and Timothy Douglas. He is also survived by one sister Linda Dean of Hot Springs and nephew Andy Dean, and an abundance of friends who are like family.
He was a member of Christway Unity Church where he was a member of the Men's Service Group (MSG's). He enjoyed cooking for the church's annual pancake breakfast with his friends Jerry Stout and Sig Grossman. In is youth, he was a member of Park Place Baptist Church.
He graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1953 and from Ouachita Baptist College in 1959 with a degree in economics. He started to work for Safeway in Arkadelphia, where he served on the Arkadelphia Volunteer Fire Department for five years. He worked for Safeway for 39 years, much of that time in management, moving from Arkadelphia to Little Rock, Monticello, Greenwood, Mississippi, and Pine Bluff, making many friends in each location.
Jim enjoyed woodworking and in 1977, he started building birdhouses to sell at craft shows, and that developed into a business that lasted the rest of his life. Widely known as "The Birdhouse Man," he displayed and sold his creations throughout several states, where he enjoyed making new friends on the craft show circuit. He had a booth at the Garland County Extension Homemakers' October craft show for over 30 years.
After retiring from Safeway and returning to Hot Springs, he missed meeting the public and went to work as greeter in in the Instant Racing Room at Oaklawn Park, where he was known for his friendly greetings and his many horse racing neckties.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Stout, Lewis May, Ed Ellis, Bob Berry, Roy May, Mike Radimer, Dick Douglass, Tim Miller and Clayton Stroud.
Honorary pallbearers are O. R. Goldman, Ron Utterbeck, Jesse Inman, John Oshner, Bobby Giegler and the employees of Oaklawn Instant Racing.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Tim Webb, Dr. and Mrs. Ron Kaler, Dr. Mike Bodemann, Dr. Steve Bodemann and Dr. Don Bodemann. The family would also like to express warm appreciation for the care and compassion given to him by the staff of St. Joseph's Mercy Health Center's 4 East.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home with the Rev. Leona Lawson and Rev. Gary Stinson officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. The family will be at his daughter's home at 103 Shady Hills Drive after the service.
Memorial gifts can be directed to the American Cancer Society, Human Society of Garland County, the Guardian Angels Cat Club or the Melting Pot Genealogical Soceity. [from the Sentinel-Record] [Class of 1953]
Goff, John Proctor - John Proctor Goff, 74, of Hot Springs, passed away on Thursday, March 11, 2004.
He was born on December 6, 1929, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, to Stuart A. and Flossie Small Goff.
He was a member of Grand Avenue United Methodist Church, the Rotary Club of Texarkana, Arkansas, and the Anus de Equus Cabaluss. He was a retired Army veteran, serving in the Korean War in the triple nine Artillery Battalion and in Vietnam in the 101st Airborne Rangers.
He graduated from Ouachita Baptist University with a Bachelor of Science degree and earned a Master's Degree in clinical psychology from Johns Hopkins University.
He was an Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor at the Mental Health Center in Hot Springs, the State Deputy Director of Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Little Rock for two years, and Executive Director of Red River Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Texarkana, Arkansas, for 17 years until his retirement in 1996.
He as predeceased by his parents and his brother, Gene Goff, all of Hot Springs.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Ann Holder Goff of Hot Springs; three sons, John Goff, Jr., of Hot Springs; Gene Goff and his wife, Anne, of Kutzenhausen, Germany, and Dean Goff of Hamburg, Germany; two daughters, Goff of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and Vanessa Legere and her husband, Tom of Dallas, Texas; his niece, Kathleen Brooks of DesPeres, Missouri; and five grandchildren. He also is survived by two half brothers, Glenn Goff and his wife, Pam, of Galveston, Texas, and Stanley Goff of Raleigh, North Carolina; one half sister, Celia Wildroot of Hot Springs; his stepmother, Jean Goff of Hot Springs; three stepchildren, Dianne Parker, Jennifer Outler, and Richard Gilliam and his wife, Vickie; and four step-grandchildren, all of Hot Springs...
A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 15, 2004, at 10 a.m. at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home. [Sentinel-Record] [Class of 1949]
Graham, Joyce "Joy" Wheatley - Joyce "Joy" Graham, age 87, of Bonnerdale, died Sunday, July 17, 2011.
She was born on September 11, 1923, in Hot Springs, the daughter of Henry Ervin Wheatley and Dollie Belle Arman Wheatley. She was preceded in death by her husband, George F. Graham; her parents; her son, George C. Graham; and one sister, Loyce Myers.
She was a member of Pearcy Full Gospel Lighthouse.
She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Tina Graham of Bonnerdale; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Andrea L. Reppo Jones and John Jones of Havanna, Sandrea J. Harvey and Nancy and David Price all of Bonnerdale; thirteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Carolyn Garrett of Bonnerdale; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 20, 2011, in the Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Hot Springs with Sister Kathleen Griffin officiating.
Interment will be in the Mazarn Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Hot Springs. [from Davis-Smith Funeral Home online obituary] [Class of 1940 photos]
Graves, Joyce Ann Lowder - Joyce Ann Lowder Graves, 68, of Hot Springs died Thursday, May 31, 2007, in a local hospital.
Born at Hot Springs to W. L. "Buster" and Lucille Hayes Lowder, she was a personal aide for First Step School, Avon representative, member of Avon's President Club, Park Extension Homemakers, the first Hot Springs Arts and Crafts Fair Committee, former member of Garland County Fair Board and originated the Garland County Fair Queen Contest.
Survivors include one son, Scott Graves of Hot Springs; one brother and sister-in-law, Phillip and Karen Lowder of Hot Springs; one sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Charles Hughes of Hot Springs; three grandchildren, Elijah Gipson Graves, Benjamin Scott Graves and Abram Stephens Graves; nieces; and nephews.
The service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Park Place Baptist Church with the Revs. Clarence Shell, Jr., and Jimmie Dale Johnson officiating.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Lowder, Tim Hughes, Chris Lowder, Paul Williams, John Hood and Quinton Lowder.
Honorary pallbearers are St. Joseph's Mercy Health Center ICU staff, Drs. Tim English, Vladimir Karpitsky and Robert Johnson, and Sgt. Maj. Martin Loy.
Burial will be in Morning Star Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hot Springs Funeral Home. [Sentinel-Record, June 2, 2007] [Class of 1956]
Green, William W. "Bill"
- William W. "Bill" Green, age 66, of Hot Springs died Sunday, June 13,
1999, in a local hospital. He was born January 19, 1933, in Hot Springs
to Waller Onis and Snoda Fleming Green. He was predeceased by his
parents and two sisters, Marilyn Green Jones and Genevee Green Beasley.
Survivors include four children, Lizette Green of Nashville, Tennessee, Sgt. Wally Green of St. Louis, Missouri, Vail Green Carlson of Denver, Colorado, and Tom Green of Seattle, Washington; a sister, Barbara Arnold of Troy, Missouri; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. From 1954 to 1958, he served as a Naval Fighter Pilot aboard the USS Yorktown. A 1951 graduate of Hot Springs High School, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas and graduated from the U.A. School of Law in Fayetteville. He was a member of the American Bar Association, the Arkansas Bar Association, the Garland County Bar Association and the University of Arkansas Alumni Association, a former member of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, American Trial Lawyers Association and the Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce.
He was licensed to practice law before the Arkansas State Courts, United States District Court, U.S. Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Services will be Wednesday, June 16, 1999, at 10 a.m. at Gross Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, 1999. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Garland County Historical Society or to the American Heart Association.
Pallbearers will be Keith Arman, Bill Holloway, Darryl McGonagill, Donnie Keck, Larry Williams, James H. Williams III and Rickey Armstrong.
Honorary pallbearers are Drs. George P. Queen, Fred Heinemann and Greg St. John, ICU and Cardiac Care nurses of St. Joseph's Regional Health Center, Wanda Sallee, R.N., John Goff and members of the Garland County Bar Association. [from the Sentinel-Record, date unknown] [Class of 1951]