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Nichole Cathleen Dean, age 51

Nichole Cathleen Dean, age 51, of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away on March 7, 2023. She was born on August 19, 1971 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to James Dale Mantooth and Cheryl Ann Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Nichole is survived by her husband James Dean; children Alex Smitley, Christopher Smitley, Natalie Smitley-Ramirez, Sean Schaadt, Tyler Schaadt and Ryan Andreas; mother Cheryl Bryant; grandchildren Sean JR, Silas, Noah, Violet, Kale, Christopher JR and Brady; siblings Jennifer, Monica, Michelle, Robert, Charity, Cassandra, Misty, Michael and Amanda; step-sons Eric and Kyle; step-father Bobby and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Visitation will be Tuesday March 14, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. in the chapel of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • YOUR BROTHER ROBBIE Posted March 10, 2023 8:27 PM

    To the wild one my sister Niki. You always brought the life of the party out of me. You always encouraged me to take chances and enjoy the best of life. Always loving and caring for me. Nicole you have wore many hat’s in this life daughter, sister, mother, aunt, grandmother and most of all you have been a friend that has touched all the heart’s in your journey through this phase of life. Nicole I love you and will see you when I reach the next phase of my journey. Till we see each other again just know your in my heart wild one.

  • Tana Casey Batterton Posted March 10, 2023 9:42 PM

    Our sincere condolences to the family of Nicole… May God wrap his loving arms around you all during this very difficult time. Love and Prayers
    Tina, Lonnie & Tana Casey 🕯

  • YOUR BROTHER ROBBIE Posted March 10, 2023 11:07 PM

    The wild one. You always brought the life of the party out of me. Your contagious laugh and smile always cheering the room up. You have worn many hat’s in this life daughter, sister, mother, niece, aunt, grandmother and so much more to include friend of all. Capturing our love and hearts. You encouraged myself and those around you to take chances speak up and experience the best this life has to offer. As you start the next phase of your journey know you are always in our hearts. Nicole we love you. Til we see you again Niki stay wild and happy. Love always Robbie!

  • Bobby Posted March 11, 2023 8:27 AM

    Nicky, I wish I had one more time to tell you how much I love you, RIP my baby girl, we will miss you much ! Love Dad !

  • Bobby Posted March 11, 2023 8:30 AM

    Nicky, wish I had time to tell you how much I love you, we will miss you much ! RIP my baby girl. Love Dad.

  • Tyler Posted March 11, 2023 11:23 AM

    Rest in peace mom your one of the greatest strongest people I’ve ever had the honor of knowing. Please rest easy and know I’ll make the best of this life you gave me

  • Michelle Matteson Posted March 23, 2023 4:41 PM

    And never in my life imagine the day without you I don’t even know how to let you go I struggle eat every day I just want you to know that I’ll never let A-day go by but I don’t think of you but I don’t miss you and I don’t wish that you were right here by my side I want you to know that I love you

  • Charity Johnson Posted March 24, 2023 3:39 PM

    You were the first the leader of the Giant pack, you were my sister but you were also a wife and the oldest sister to all of the pack and mother and grandmother, an aunt and a friend to many. So hard to think that you are gone, so unimaginable. The world did not prepare me for your loss my sister my friend. I will forever keep your memories in my heart. You always had a wild spirit about you. I have never know someone to always come out on top when the world keep throwing obstacles your way, but you always found a way to overcome. You are very missed and I hope you know how much you are loved we will never forget you. I hope your dancing in the sky. I hope the angels know what they have, a song that has new meaning to me and a reminder of you. Love your sister.

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