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Orlando Malave, 49

Orlando Malave, age 49, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at Arkansas Hospice in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  He was born on August 17, 1968 to Hector and Sonia (Ruiz) Malave. He married Melinda Holeman on May 14, 2011.

Orlando lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures: chatting with friends and family, cooking, spending time in nature and his political advocacy. 

He is survived by his wife Melinda; two daughters Maria and Angela Malave; his mother Sonia Malave; a brother Kevin Forsyth; two granddaughters Selena and Jolyne and many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Family, friends and others whose lives Orlando touched are invited to the First United Methodist Church, 308 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 11, 2018 to reminisce, support each other and share a meal together.

In lieu of flowers please donate to Liver Research or Pulaski County Humane Society

Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.




  • Larry ( His father in law ) Posted July 24, 2018 6:41 PM

    The world has lost a very good man. He loved Melinda and his daughters so much. He was so excited when his granddaughters were born. Orlando always had a smile on his face, and just loved to share a laugh with family and friends. He will be be dearly missed by everyone who knew him.

  • Patty Johnson Posted July 24, 2018 7:37 PM

    Orlando was such a wonderful peaceful soul. He made me laugh many times with his quick wit. Melinda you are in my continued prayers.

  • Gail Posted July 24, 2018 8:02 PM

    Orlando will be missed so much. He was an amazing friend. An amazing person.

  • Chris Kelley Posted July 24, 2018 9:04 PM

    Melinda and Orlando’s daughters- deepest sympathies and prayers for you as you grieve the loss of your husband and father. Know you must have many wonderful memories. Sharing them with each other will bring smiles to your faces and warmth to your hearts. Thinking of you and sending virtual hugs across many miles. From Melinda’s pre-school teacher in Karamursel, Turkey in the 70s.

  • Janice Sanders Callahan Posted July 24, 2018 9:06 PM

    I’m so sorry for your loss. With love, sympathy and prayers that God will give you comfort during this difficult time. A cousin, Janice

  • The Crow Family Posted July 24, 2018 11:03 PM

    Our Thoughts and Prayers are with during this time.

  • Mary Posted July 25, 2018 6:09 AM

    To the Malave family, my heartfelt condolences for your loss of your loved one. May you find comfort in knowing that God promises to put an end to all the things that have plagued mankind for centuries including pain and death (Revelation 21:3,4). May these promises from God’s word, the Bible give you comfort now and real hope for the future. My deepest sympathy.

  • Laura Malave Posted July 25, 2018 5:47 PM

    Laura (Oli’s aunt) my dear sweet nephew I thank God for all the good times that we spent together especially in Arkansas which you loved so much I loved it there! Rest in peace my love until we meet again. I know that you will be watching over Melinda, Maria, Angela your beautiful granddaughters & family! I will always love and miss you! 🙏🏻😍

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