Calvin Elliott Vandergriff, 41, of Salem, Ark., son of Betty (Thomason) Statler and the late Benton Vandergriff, was born on Dec. 30, 1970, in Osceola, Ark. He died on Oct. 24, 2012, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. He was of the Baptist faith, and worked as a freight hauler for Ronnie Dowdy Trucking Company.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Betty and Charles Statler of Salem, Ark., three brothers, Kenneth Melvin and Dennis Vandergriff, both of Luxora, Ark., and Larry Vandergriff of Bono, Ark.; three sisters, Wanda Melvin of Bono, Ark. Jennifer Martin of Salem, Ark., and Pamela Partridge of Lincoln, Ark. He was preceded in death by his father, his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Memorials preferred to Cherokee Village Animal Control, #2 Santee Drive, Cherokee Village, Ark. 72529. Guests may sign the online registry at www.barkerfuneral.com.