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Blane Boring Goins, 55

Blane Boring Goins, 55, of North Little Rock, Arkansas, passed away November 18th, 2019.  He was born December 4, 1963, in Peoria, Illinois, and was the son of the late David and Joanne Goins.  

Survivors include his brother, Derek Goins; niece and nephew, Ciara and Justin Goins; great-nieces, Sienna Cantrell and Brinley Goins; many cousins, aunts and uncles; and his close friends, Scott Lawrence and Linda Blucker, as well as numerous friends and acquaintances.

An entrepreneur at heart, Blane is remembered for his great sense of humor, compassion, and desire to help others.  He also loved music, especially the rock band, Van Halen.  As a young adult, Blane wanted to be a business owner like his father, and he opened a restaurant—Brunch Inc.–in downtown Little Rock with partner and friend, Scott Lawrence. Later in life after discovering the gift of sobriety, Blane was instrumental in helping many others follow a similar path.

Memorial services will be on Saturday, February 29th at 1:30pm at Park Hill Presbyterian Church located at 3520 John F. Kennedy Blvd, North Little Rock, Arkansas, with Pastor Marie Mainard O’Connell officiating.  The family asks that any financial contributions be made to a local Alcoholics Anonymous chapter in honor of the deceased.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400. 


  • Mimi Phillips Neal Posted February 13, 2020 4:05 PM

    I’m so sorry for your loss Derek. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

    • Derek Goins Posted February 15, 2020 11:05 AM

      Thank you Mimi.

  • Kim Kight Posted February 13, 2020 7:00 PM

    My deepest sympathy. Praying for strength and healing.

  • Libbie Dougan Posted February 14, 2020 9:03 PM

    Sending Gods peace and contentment, comfort and joy to you all. Blane and I were sober friends. Thanks for sharing him, with so many of us.

  • Brad Holland Posted February 23, 2020 1:06 AM

    Derek I am so sorry for your lose of your brother Blane. Your whole family was always so kind and wonderful to the new YANKEE’S in the Lakewood neighborhood you made us feel welcomed.. Kellie and I are deeply saddened for your lose.

    • Derek Goins Posted February 25, 2020 7:35 PM

      Thank you Brad. Tell Kellie thanks too. Hope you are well.

      • Brad Posted February 28, 2020 9:27 AM

        We’ll both be there tomorrow

  • Scott Lawrence Posted February 25, 2020 8:56 PM

    Blane was such a fun guy to be around, I miss him everyday.

  • Scott D. Briggs Posted April 18, 2020 10:56 AM

    I’m so very sorry to hear this news! We had some wild times in our youth for sure and I will have many fond memories of him and you bud.
    My prayers go out to you and your family.

  • Jo E. Sobolewski Posted April 18, 2020 11:01 AM

    Sending hugs and prayers to you. I still have our picture of us when we went to the cotillion formal together. He was always a sweetheart.

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