Arkansas Obituary Records
Arkansas obituaries are mostly divided up by county, so to begin your search, attempt to determine which county your loved one resided in when they passed away. Once you have determined that, you can begin checking databases such as the Ashley County Ledger, which has all of their listings online from as far back as 1965 to the present day. Bradley County GenWeb has thousands more listings online from as far back as 1884 that appeared in the now defunct newspaper The Arkansas Methodist. Lawrence County listings can be found in the Lawrence County Online Index.
This listing service also has listings from the Jones Sun Newspaper from 1997 onwards. The Craighead County Genealogy Society offers access to listings that appeared in the Monette Weekly Newspaper during the 1960s and the Pine Bluff Public Library has listings from the local Pine Bluff newspaper from as far back as 1866. This listing service also has Jefferson County listings from that far back as well. Arkansas obituary records can also be found at Prairie County USGenWeb and through other small local papers throughout the state. As more and more counties update their systems, listings from farther and farther back will become available.