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Lena Bransford

Little Rock, AR, 1942 - 2010

Lena Bransford, age 67, of Little Rock, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, August 12, 2010. She was born September 23, 1942, in Little Rock, to the late Thomas Edward and Juanita Kaufman. Lena was employed as a unit secretary at Baptist Health Medical Center and retired after 33 years of service. She attended the Church at Rock Creek. Lena loved life and enjoyed arts and crafts and reading. She lived for her children and grandchildren and will be deeply missed.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Janice Lynn Bransford. Survivors include four daughters, Debra Paladino and husband Bob, Kay Horton and husband Shane, Cecilia Mashburn, and Johnnie Gail Dill and husband Brian; one son, Jim Bransford and wife Carla; one sister, Rosie Reeves; three brothers, Thomas David Kaufman, Edward Robert Kaufman, and Thomas Leonard Kaufman; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
The family wishes to express special thanks for the wonderful care given to Lena by the nurses and staff in oncology at St. Vincent Infirmary and Dr. Larry Mendelsohn. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 15, 2010, at Griffin Leggett Forest Hills Funeral Home, 10200 Hwy. 5 North, Alexander (501-455-1067). Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, August 16, 2010, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Forest Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Home Care or the American Lung Association. To sign the online guest book, visit

Published August 13, 2010

Griffin Leggett — Forest Hills Funeral Home
1200 Highway 5 North, Alexander, AR
Phone: 501-455-1067