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Obituaries – March 20, 2021Free Access

Amy Richie
I am Amy Lynn Richie, 52, of Little Rock. On March 15, some may say I lost a three-year battle with breast cancer. I say quite the contrary as I won this battle and declared the past three years a victory. I am now in my Heavenly home and have an enriched and perfect body as God promises to all believers in Christ.
I was born in Kansas City, Mo., on May 19, 1968, and grew up in Sherwood. In 1986, I graduated from Sylvan Hills High School with honors. From there, I attended the University of North Texas and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1991 with a major in accounting.
Surviving me is my husband, Wayne “Oz” Richie; daughters, Taylor and Sydney Ahart; their father, Wade Ahart; parents, Bob and Linda Knipe; nephews, Bradley and Justin Knipe; mother-in-law, Lois Richie of Mocksville, N.C.; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, co-workers, and friends.
My brother, Robbie Knipe, preceded me to Heaven.
My professional career has taken me from a part time job at McDonald’s to wonderful places including Frank J. Wills Advertising Agency, the Arkansas Attorney General’s office, National Bank of Arkansas, Arvest Bank, JPMS Cox Accounting Firm, and finally, Iberia Bank Mortgage. I have met hundreds of wonderful co-workers in my career whom I call true friends.
I am also a proud member of the Church of Rock Creek, where I am a volunteer and an usher. My church family helped me to grow closer to God and provided a wonderful path for the great relationship I have with my husband, family and friends. Our teaching pastor, Greg Kirksey, performed our wedding vows and will conduct my final service. Oz and I were married in an art gallery. Special thanks to the Art Group Gallery in Pleasant Ridge Town Center.
I also love convertibles and have owned three of them. I am very happy to belong to the Porsche Club, British Motoring Club of Arkansas and am proud to be part of a wonderful group of ladies called the “Porsche Princesses.” I will be cremated and have requested my ashes be scattered in the wind during an upcoming fun run with my fellow car club members.
I love to help all people, stray cats and dogs, and feed the wild animals in the green belt behind our home. These are all God’s creatures, too. In lieu of flowers, cards and food. I am asking for memorial donations in my honor be made at www.gofundme.com/f/amys-fur-babies?qid=f1e5b7e8a9ca208cbcbd2fa6ff63dec9 to continue my passion for helping the needy and needs of the animals.
My final service will be made at Roller Chenal Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27 with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. Everyone must wear their own mask.
Please share your memories of me at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/chenal.

Ronnie Holliday
Ronnie Robert Holliday, 60, of Jacksonville passed away on March 18.
He was born on Jan. 22, 1961, in Swanland, England, to the late Samuel Robert and Thelma Holliday.
In addition to his parents, Ronnie was preceded in death by his grandmother, Virginia Blevins.
Ronnie retired after working at Lomanco Inc. for 20 years. Earlier in life, he served in the National Guard for six years.
Anyone who knew Ronnie knows how much he loved his trucks, especially his 2009 Chevy Silverado. He was rough around the edges but worked hard to provide for his family and absolutely adored his grandchildren. We can’t forget to mention how he got a kick out of giving his wife a hard time, and we will lovingly remember all the deciphering his family had to do when he spoke.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 34 years, Connie Holliday of Jacksonville; sons, Daniel (Danielle) Holliday of Cabot, and Justin (Jessica) Holliday of Austin; grandchildren, Savannah and Fisher Spradling, John Holliday, Decker and Drake Belden, all of Cabot; a sister, Martha Null of Benton; and lifelong friends, Beth Simons and Jeff Hughes, both of Cabot.
A celebration of Ronnie’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 21 at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home. Visitation will be the evening prior, from 6 till 8 p.m. Saturday, March 20 at the funeral home.
Memorials in Ronnie’s name can be made to the charity of your choice. The family would like to give a special thank you to Ronnie’s doctors and nurses at Hospice Home Care for their excellent care for Ronnie and compassion to Connie.
Arrangements are by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home, 501-982-2136.

Cody Guthrie
In loving memory of our “Boog” Cody Shawn Guthrie, 29, who departed from this life on March 16. He was born on Oct. 23, 1991.
Cody is survived by his precious daughter, Kensie; his mom, Monica Kabi and fiance Darrell Graves; his dad, Bruce Guthrie and wife Dana; his other mom, Cheryl Brassfield and her husband James.
Cody is also survived by one brother, Collin Weatherford, and three sisters, Haley Kirkpatrick, Katy Thompson, and Lanie Guthrie.
Coming from a large family, Cody is also survived by his grandma, Cheryl Hutto, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
As a loyal and dedicated friend and co-worker, Cody leaves behind his family at American Structure, which is not to overshadow a plethora of childhood friendships that he maintained throughout his life.
Cody’s passion for sports, cultivated by his dad and mom from a very young age and matched with his athletic abilities, proved him to be a valued team member of any sport he played.
His wisdom will live on through his legacy, which was to love faithfully, work hard and trust in those you love. His sense of humor was unmatched as was his kind heart. Never to be forgotten … No. 22 and No. 14.

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