Sons of Confederate
Thursday April 11th @ 6:15 PM
Place: VFW Bldg., McLendon
DIRECTIONS: U. S.
70 east, exit #4, north on Mclendon Rd. VFW is located past the KOA campground.
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- The Sentinel-Record
Va. — Ruth Standiford Keller Alexander passed away on Jan. 25 in
Blacksburg, Va. She was born Aug. 11, 1917, in Hot Springs to Irvin
S. Keller and Winifred Warren Keller.
She was a descendant on
her maternal side of John C. Hale and Sarah Gardener Hale, who
founded the first bath house, the Hale, and the first Baptist
Church. On her paternal side, she was a descendant of Dr. James
McDonald Keller and Sally Phillips Keller. Dr. Keller was the uncle
of Helen Keller.
Ruth retired from 1st Federal Savings after
30 years. While employed there, she attended Garland County
Community College and Little Rock University and earned a standard
She was preceded in death by her husband Houston
(Baldy) Alexander and her brother, Warren M. Keller. She is survived
by her son, Hugh and grandchildren, Michael and Kate. -
Larry D. Rhodes
Larry Dale Rhodes was born Nov. 16, 1955, the youngest
child of the late Dorothy and Joe Rhodes, of Hot Springs. He was a
born-again believer and a member of Second Baptist Church. He has
returned to his Father, April 1, 2013, after a lengthy
received his BS at Henderson State University and was an Audiologist
for many years in El Dorado and Hot Springs. He was a long-standing
member of the Garland County Historical Society and had many
historical articles published in the “Ouachita Life Magazine” and
the “Hot Springs Senior Edition.” He was also an active member in
the Sons of Confederate Veterans Organization, a Civil War
re-enactor, and a friend to the National Park Service.
behind Carolyn Riley, of Texas; Bobby and Diane Rhodes, of Texas,
Barbara and Alex Strawn, of Hot Springs; nephews include Timothy
Strawn, of Hot Springs, Ben and Jessica Strawn, of Fayetteville,
Jeremy and Grace Strawn, of Nevada, David and Yvonne O’Riley, of
Texas, Michael Riley, of Texas, and Joe and Deirdre Rhodes, of
Florida; nieces include Rebecca and David Stone, of Hot Springs, and
Elizabeth and Phillip Jones, of Hot Springs. His beloved uncles and
aunts are William and Dorothy Rhodes, of Connecticut, Cecil Scott,
of Hot Springs and Nellie Blaylock, of Hot Springs; and many
greatnieces, nephews and cousins.
will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Lowe Cemetery in Royal with
Pastor John McCallum officiating.
The family will be at 223
Gatehouse Road, Hot Springs.
register at http:// www.grossfuneralhome.com.
©2010 James M. Keller SCV Camp #648
Hot Springs / Garland County, Arkansas