Laura Hearyman Newell

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LAURA H. NEWELL, 79, of Little Rock, passed away Thursday June 10, 2010. She was born Feb. 3, 1931 in Bald Knob, Ark. to the late Edd and Lola (Gilbert) Hearyman. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Neal Watson Newell Jr.; brothers; Leelon, Raymond, Mildern and Leo Hearyman, Billie Henstley and a sister, Marie Greathouse. Survivors include her daughters and son-in-laws, Jala and Alan Steele of North Little Rock, Judy and Bobby Wilkerson of Little Rock and Janette and Mike Smith of Romance; a son and daughter-in-law, Neal and Vanessa Newell of Mabelvale; brother, Les Henstley and wife Linda of Velvet Ridge; grandchildren, Tanya Yielding, Wesley Wilkerson, Bryon Dunn, Candace Bailes and Caitlin Newell; great-grandchildren, Jacody McKee, Jata Kirkpatrick and Logan Bailes; as well as her long time friends and care givers Clara, Janie and Mattie. Mrs. Newell was a dedicated wife, loving mother and proud grandmother. Her passions were fishing, flowers, gardening and bird watching. She was a longtime resident of Broadmoor. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Sunday, June 13, 2010 at Griffin Leggett Healey and Roth, 5800 W. 12 St 501-661-9111. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday June 14, 2010 at Roselawn Cemetery in Little Rock. Memorials may be made to the Saline Memorial Hospice. Please sign her online guest book at

Published June 13, 2010

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