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Hollie Gorman Wright, age 85

Hollie was born on November 1, 1938, to the late George-Simon and Tennie Garrett Gorman in Calhoun County. She became a resident of El Dorado in 1956. She retired from South Arkansas Regional Health Center in 2013 after 34 years of service.

Hollie was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a strong woman of faith, as a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church of El Dorado. Hollie was an avid bridge player and an active member of the Ole Sewing Sews quilting club. She had a servant’s heart and was a dear friend to many.

She is survived by her son, Robert (Bob) Wright; daughter, Mary Helen Thomas (Steve); grandchildren, Tyler Thomas (Megan) and Hannah Parson (Chayse); great-grandchildren, Brantley, Wrightleigh, and Whitley; sister, Kay Gorman Shaw; and three brothers: Edward Doss Gorman (Linda), Sammy Gorman (Coy), and Steve Gorman (Dedra).

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church of El Dorado at 900 W Faulkner St., or CARTI Cancer Center at 1601 N West Ave., El Dorado, AR.

Family-hosted visitation will be held Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at 10 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church of El Dorado. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Hollie will follow at 11 a.m.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Karen Posted June 26, 2024 4:14 PM

    Rest in peace, my dear sweet friend. I love you.

  • Tara Davis Posted June 26, 2024 4:34 PM

    I’m so saddened to hear this! I loved Ms Hollie and her Famous “Tuna Mold” was the best! Sending Prayers to the Family!

  • AnnaThompson Posted June 27, 2024 3:37 PM

    Prayers for the family..
    Mary and Steve we love yall and are here for you if we can do anything.

  • Evelyn Turbevillle Posted June 28, 2024 10:48 AM

    It is with much sadness that I am remembering my dear friend Hollie. She was a sweet, caring and and precious lady. We took a vacation together back in our single days and formed a special bond.Hollie was a special, kind and caring friend, who was always the same no matter how long since our last visit. RIP sweet friend.❤️

  • Lou Talley Posted July 7, 2024 9:25 AM

    Praying for your family dear Hollie. Such sweet person

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