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Our Team


Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Mike Wilcox

Mike Wilcox

Funeral Director & Embalmer

Mike joined the staff in February of 1971 as a funeral director and embalmer. In 1980 Billy and Ramona sold interest to Mike and their son Murry. Mike and his wife, Rebecca, have four adult children; Lynli (Little Rock); Michael (Eureka Springs); Michelle (Rogers); and Megan (San Jose, CA).


Rebecca Wilcox

Rebecca Wilcox

Bookkeeper

Rebecca helps with our bookkeeping and is married to Mike Wilcox.


Tim Wright

Tim Wright

Manager, Funeral Director & Embalmer

Tim came to us in August 1979 directly from Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science in Dallas, TX. He is the Manager of Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home, a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, and is married to Sharon, who is also on staff. They have two children, Neil in Elkins, AR and Tara in Fayetteville, AR.  Tara is married to Aaron Hughes, and they have three sons, Brayden Allen, Aylor Audric and Callen Aven. Tim and Sharon are members of Arkadelphia Church of Christ, where he serves as a Deacon. In 2018, he was named the Arkansas Funeral Director of the Year by the Arkansas Funeral Directors Association.


Sharon Wright CPC

Sharon Wright CPC

Certified Planning Consultant

Sharon is married to our own Tim Wright and is doing a great job with our advanced planning marketing and sales.  In addition to advance planning, she also provides insurance options and handles custom monuments.


David Blackwell

David Blackwell

Funeral Director & Embalmer

David started in the funeral business in 1986. He graduated from the Northwest Mississippi Community College Mortuary Science program in 1990. David is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He married his wife Cheryl in 1990. They have three children, Melissa, Michael and John, and six grandchildren.


Dennis Rothfus

Dennis Rothfus

Funeral Director & Embalmer

Dennis is a licensed funeral director and embalmer who joined Smith Family in 2018.


Loretta Kilts

Loretta Kilts

Office Manager & Apprentice Funeral Director

After retiring from Baptist Health’s food services, Loretta was looking for something where she could still serve her Arkadelphia community.  That led her to us and a new career in the funeral industry. She has started her funeral director apprenticeship, but her main job is as our administrative assistant.  Her duties at Ruggles-Wilcox include “anything thrown her way."  Loretta married her best friend Jim almost 28 years ago and together they share five children and eight grandchildren. 



Tobey Pentecost

Tobey Pentecost

Cemetery Supervisor

Tobey has done an outstanding job mastering all of the details that are involved in the portion of our work that deals with the cemetery. He is married to Shasta Turner Pentecost and they have two sons, Turner and Wynn.


Clark Keeling

Clark Keeling

Cemetery Maintenance Assistant

Clark assists with Rest Haven Memorial Gardens and has been with us since 2018.


Ellis Jones

Ellis Jones

Assistant Funeral Director

Ellis is an assistant funeral director who helps with services.


Linda Jones

Linda Jones

Visitation Attendant

Linda, who is married to Ellis, is a visitation attendant.


Nancy Freeman

Nancy Freeman

Visitation Assistant

Nancy is a visitation assistant who has been with us since 2018.


Flossie Mitchell

Flossie Mitchell

Housekeeping Supervisor

Flossie has been our housekeeping supervisor for many years.


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