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Harry D. Word

North Litle Rock, AR, 1932 - 2010

HARRY D. WORD, age 77, of North Little Rock, Ark., passed away on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010. He was born on Oct. 25, 1932, in Rison, Ark., to Ulyss G. and Ruth Wilson Word. Harry was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son; three brothers, Ewell Word, Dewey Word and U.G. Word Jr; in addition to two sisters, Eleanor Word and Vanita Word Bell. Mr. Word is survived by his loving wife, Martha Word; three daughters, Miriam Castiglione (Alfonso) of Memphis, Tenn.; Laura Lape (Keith) of North Little Rock, Ark., and Dana Hinsley (Michael) of Memphis, Tenn.; in addition to nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Harry was a graduate of Rison High School and University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He is an Air Force veteran, working as a language specialist. He retired from the U.S. Corps of Engineers. He became a successful appraiser in the real estate profession. In his free time, Harry loved to travel. Harry was a member of the Somers Avenue Church of Christ, North Little Rock, Ark. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, at Roller-Owens Funeral Home Chapel, 5509 JFK Blvd, North Little Rock, Ark. (501-791-7400). The service will be officiated by Mr. Keith Lape. Interment will follow the service at 2 p.m. in Wilson Cemetery, Cleveland County, Ark. Friends are invited to visitation on Sunday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Roller-Owens Chapel. The Word family suggests memorial contributions be sent to Children's Home, Inc., 5515 Walcott Rd., Paragould, Ark. 72450-3398 and to Arkansas Alzheimers, 10411 West Markham, Suite 130, Little Rock, Ark. 72205-1409 (1-800-689-6090). The family would also like to express their deep appreciation to Arkansas Hospice for their exceptional care of Harry Word in his final days. Online guestbook:

Published August 22, 2010

Roller-Owens Funeral Home
5509 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock, AR
Phone: 501-791-7400