Vanessa Ruth Pirl, 58, passed away April 2, 2013. Vanessa was born Dec. 20, 1954, in Little Rock. Vanessa loved spending time with her grandchildren. A few of their favorite times were spent rock hunting and going out for ice cream. She loved to party and go to the arcades.
Vanessa was preceded in death by her parents, John Whitlock Pirl and Vera Wilbanks; and her sister-in-law, Jeanie Holiman.
She is survived by her children: Misty Dawn Hayes of Hot Springs, Bill Samuel Hayes of Benton and Keri Morene Hayes of Little Rock; four grandchildren, December Pirl Hayes, Lillianne, Lani, and Lakin Hayes; two brothers, Donald Pirl of Benton and Ronald Pirl of Georgia; her closest friend, Alan Alverado of Little Rock; many nieces and nephews, as well as other family and longtime friends, all who loved her dearly and will miss her always.
Graveside service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Old Rosemont Cemetery in Benton. Friends and family are invited to attend. ,For more information, call Smith Family Funeral Home, Benton Chapel, at 501-778-7100.
Online guestbook: www.smithfamilycares.com.