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The Embalmers Board was established in 1909 and amended by Act 412 of 1957. The Funeral Directors and Embalmers Board was established by Act 325 of 1983 and subsequently amended by Acts 271 of 85, 106 of 89 and 839 of 97.

The Board is charged with the licensure of Funeral Directors, Embalmers, Establishments, Transport Services and Crematories. The Board conducts testing for licensees, inspects establishments, coordinates and directs the funeral director and embalmers apprenticeship programs, investigates and hears complaints, administers and tracks the Continuing Education Program and answers public inquiries.

The Board is comprised of 7 members, 5 professional, 1 consumer and 1 senior citizen. The Board Staff consists of a Secretary-Treasurer, Inspector, Investigator and part time Bookkeeper.

Embalmers & Funeral Directors Board Members & Staff

Terry Woodard,
President
350 F Street
Wynne, AR 72396
(870) 238-7237
Term Expires: 06/01/2017

Bobby Thurman
Vice President

P O Box 311
Berryville, AR 72616
(870) 423-2170
Term Expires: 06/01/2017

Sylvester Smith
620 Terminal Road
Camden, AR 71701
(870) 818-8089
At-Large-1st Term
Term Expires: June 1, 2018

Robert "Bobby" Burns
2216 Hwy 31 North
Beebe, AR 72012
(501) 882-5412
2nd District
Term Expires: 06/01/2019
Josephine Perry,
P O Box 282
Marshall, AR 72650
(870) 448-6537
John Wilkerson,
Consumer Member

11309 Jamestown Street
Little Rock, AR 72211
501-554-6315
Term Expires: 6/1/2017
Amy Goode
Secretary-Treasurer

101 E. Capitol, Suite 113
Email | (501) 682-0574

Leslie Stokes,
Board Inspector

101 E. Capitol Ave, Suite 113
Little Rock, AR 72201
email: leslie.stokes@arkansas.gov 501-682-0570

Tammy Leakey
Board Inspector

101 E. Capitol Ave, Suite 113
Little Rock, AR 72201
Email | 501-682-7318

 

 

Burial Board Members & Staff

Steve E. Ballard
Roller Burial Association

P O Box 25440
Little Rock, AR 72211
(501) 225-0818
District 2
Current Term Expires: 12/31/2017

Barbara Hovarter
Senior Citizen Member
1227 Thula Street
Stamps, AR 71860
(870) 533-2342
Current Term Expires: 12/31/2016

Aaron Gutting
Roller Burial Association
501 South Spruce Street
Harrison, AR 72601
(870) 741-3113
Distict 3
Current Term Expires: 12/31/2017

Ronald Ocker, Sr.
Ocker-Putman Burial Association

P O Box 5620
Van Buren, AR 72956
(479) 474-2524
At-Large Position from District 3
Current Term Expires: 12/31/2018

Debra Elerson
Henderson Burial Association

2392 Smackover Highway
El Dorado, AR 71730
(870) 234-5454
District 4
Current Term Expires: 12/31/2018
Normal Gilchrest
Branscumb Burial Association

P O Box 28
Brinkley, AR 72021
(870) 734-2772
At-Large position District 1
Current Term Expires: 12/31/2018
Haylee Harris-Hill
Frank Reid Burial Association
118 S. Moose Street
Morrilton, AR 72110
(501) 354-4575
At-Large position District 4
Current Term Expires: 12/31/2016
Leslie Stokes
Consumer Member
3926 Willowood Avenue
Springdale, AR 72762
(479) 756-8341
Current Term Expires: 12/31/2017
Amy Goode
Executive Secretary

AR Burial Association Board
101 E. Capitol, Suite 113
Little Rock, AR 72201
Email | (501) 682-0570
 

 

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