Mark Howell Guffin
Mark Howell Guffin, 44, of Little Rock, passed away Monday, July 3, 2006 after a courageous four-year battle with ALS and Pickâ€™s Disease.
Mark attended Fellowship Bible Church and was employed by Continental Express. He will be remembered for his love of his family, friends, laughter, golf, and cigars.
Survivors include his wife, Jackie; sons Mark Guffin and Blaine Guffin; mother, Bonnie Harvey and husband Ed of Little Rock; sisters Darby Sentell and husband Mike of Heber Springs, Jill Pryor and husband Mark of Washington, DC; nephew, Adams Pryor; niece Porter Pryor.
His father, John Guffin and wife Shirley, their daughter Anne of Oklahoma City, their son John Guffin and wife Susan of Memphis, Tenn., and a host of cousins and special friends also survive him.
Mark was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, John and Lois Prislovski, his paternal grandparents Chester and Roxie Guffin, and an Uncle, Johnny Prislovski.
The family wishes to thank Markâ€™s many special friends, his doctors, Stacy Rudnicki and Daniel Felton, Hospice, and the Caregivers for their tremendous support and presence during the past few years.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 7, 2006 in the Special Events Center at Fellowship Bible Church officiated by Gayle Bone. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at Ruebel Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to the UAMS-ALS Foundation, c/o Stacy Rudnicki, 4301 W. Markham, Slot 500, Little Rock, 72205, or to Hospice Home Care, 1501 N. University, suite 500, Little Rock, 77207.
Funeral arrangements are by Ruebel Funeral Home, www.ruebelfuneralhome.com.
The Cole Family | Little Rock, AR |
"Doug and I are holding you and the boys in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. If there is anything you need, please call on us."
Doug and Andi Callaway | Maumelle, AR |
"Jackie, We're so sorry to hear about Mark. I know it's been a long, hard, and difficult past few years on you guys. If there's anything you need please don't hesitate to call. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the boys, Bobby and Missy Graham"
Bobby Graham | Little Rock, AR | OllieDCB@aol.com
"To Mark's family,
On behalf of the staff at Hospice Home Care Inpatient Center, I would like to try to convey how deeply sorry I am for your loss. Mark certainly fought a courageous battle. Not only Mark, but yourselves also. My thoughts and prayers follow you. God bless and comfort you.
Chaplain Vicki Gillean | Little Rock, AR | firstname.lastname@example.org
"Jackie,I'm sorry I couldn't have been there more to have you lean on me.I know this was a long hard journey for and the boy's,and I hope soon you'll realize what God holds for you and the boy's and why you had to go through this long hard road.Your in our prayers.Love ya Jules"
The Blalock Family | Fayetteville, AR | email@example.com
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your children. I know what a difficult time you've been through, and I wanted you to know I'm thinking about you. If we can do anything for you here at MDA, please don't hesitate to let us know. I wanted to send you a card, but didn't have your address."
Eva Edens | Little Rock, AR | firstname.lastname@example.org
"Jackie and Family: Mark was a brave man, and so are the three of you. May God bless you as we all rejoice in Mark's healed body upon his arrival in Paradise. WMR"
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