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Maurice Newton Little

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MAURICE NEWTON LITTLE, 74, of Little Rock, died Friday, February 9, 2024, after a long courageous battle with multiple health issues. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He made everyone feel special and seen and he took genuine interest in everyone he met. He was born August 30, 1949, in Magnolia, Ark. to the late Maurice and Mary Ann Little. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Linda Laney Little; his sons, Courtney Little (Erika), and Chris Little; and daughter, Lindsey Little Gray (Brandon); grandchildren are Reagan Little, Toni Little, Ethan Gray, Charlie Gray, and Harrison Gray. He is also survived by his sisters, Lydia Little Smith (Derrill) and Leah Little Gann (Steve); along with their children, Scott Smith (Ashley), Jeff Smith (Melissa), Chris Gann (Krystal), and Landa Gann. His survivors also include several beloved great-nieces and great-nephews. Newton graduated from Magnolia High School in 1967, and then from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1972. While there, he majored in industrial management and was a member of Sigma Chi, where he made lifelong friends. Newton and Linda founded ACE Glass ("A Christian Enterprise") in 1986, to serve the community and construction industry. Under Newton's guidance, ACE became the largest glazing contractor in Arkansas, contributing to numerous high-profile projects across the state. Newton was recently inducted into the Arkansas Construction Hall of Fame due to his contributions, leadership, and esteemed reputation among his peers. He loved golf, duck hunting, and time spent with his family. He was a man of great faith, who actively sought opportunities to share God's love locally and internationally. Visitation will be held 12-1 p.m., Thursday, February 15, at Fellowship Bible Church at 1401 Kirk Road, Little Rock. Service will follow at 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Worship Center. There will be a private burial at Pinecrest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, in honor of Newton's longstanding support of World Gospel Outreach International, memorials can be made at: wgoreach.org. Online guestbook can be found at: www.smithfamilycares.com.

Published February 11, 2024

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