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Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home

517 Clay St., Arkadelphia, AR

Phone: 870-246-4551

Dean D. Whitley

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Published: November 15, 2012

Dean D. Whitley age 83 of Little Rock, formerly of Arkadelphia, died Tuesday. He was born November 22, 1928 in Hot Spring County the son of Guy and Rellie Hardin Whitley. He was a retired newspaper printer having worked for the Southern Standard in Arkadelphia, the Arkansas Democrat and retiring form the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Brookwood Baptist Church in Little Rock.

Survivors include his wife Mattie Vanlandingham Whitley, three daughters, Cindy (Jim) Taylor of Cabot, Vicky Whitley and Tammy (Greg) Harrison all of Little Rock, four brothers, Lyndle (Juanita) Whitley of Donaldson, Milton Whitely of Okolona, Marlon (Earlene) Whitley and Don (Brenda) Whitley both of Malvern, three sisters, Bernice Smith of Hot Springs, Earlene (Paul) Phillips of Skiatook, Okla., and Earnestine Franklin of Amity, three grandchildren, Nathan Taylor and Emily and Gretchen Harrison.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in the Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Chapel with Pastor Doyce Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Caney Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. till service time Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be to the Caney Cemetery C/O Elcyon Smith, 4100 Caney Rd., Bismarck, Ark. 71929. Sign online guest book at

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V W says...

Were very sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one can bring us pain and sadness. But the Bible can provide us with hope and comfort. At John 5:28, 29 were told that soon there will be a resurrection and we will be reunited with our loved ones. I hope this thought provides your family with some.

November 15, 2012 at 10:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )



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