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Bertie M. Parker

90, Heber Springs, Arkansas
July 10, 1924 - October 18, 2014

Margie Mae Leet

80, Perryville, Arkansas
September 24, 1934 - October 17, 2014

Jerry Wayne Byers

62, Bald Knob, Arkansas
October 26, 1951 - October 17, 2014

Richard Bowen

80, Perryville, Arkansas
December 12, 1933 - October 17, 2014

Mary Frances Rauscher

93, Conway, Arkansas
November 20, 1920 - October 17, 2014

John Thomas Suskie, Sr.

78, Little Rock, Arkansas
July 16, 1936 - October 17, 2014

Leo Dillon

91, Sherwood, Arkansas
May 3, 1923 - October 17, 2014

Max D. Norwood

73, Little Rock, Arkansas
April 30, 1941 - October 16, 2014

G.W. Tyler

75, Alexander, Arkansas
January 24, 1939 - October 16, 2014

Ronald J. Haugen

78, Little Rock, Arkansas
August 25, 1936 - October 16, 2014

Arthur Denny Corley

67, Benton, Arkansas
August 16, 1947 - October 16, 2014

Bessie Lee (Boyce) Burnett

75, Cabot, Arkansas
August 6, 1939 - October 16, 2014

Jackie E. Wright

62, Benton, Arkansas
October 19, 1951 - October 15, 2014

Walter L. Porter

82, Searcy, Arkansas
June 30, 1932 - October 15, 2014

Roxy Hunnicutt Rogers

95, North Little Rock, Arkansas
September 9, 1919 - October 15, 2014

Leeotta Ingram

86, Enola, Arkansas
August 13, 1928 - October 15, 2014

Betty H. Griffin

80, Benton, Arkansas
October 30, 1933 - October 15, 2014

Carl Edward Byler

93, Wooster, Arkansas
August 8, 1921 - October 15, 2014

Rose Mary Zimmerman

78, Mabelvale, Arkansas
October 16, 1935 - October 15, 2014

Aaron Houston Shaw

27, Benton, Arkansas
December 8, 1987 - October 15, 2014

William Lynn Dillon

Judsonia, Arkansas
October 15, 2014

Lynda Shearlyn Hodge

42, Judsonia, Arkansas
November 24, 1971 - October 14, 2014

Ethel G. Brinkley

96, Bryant, Arkansas
June 2, 1918 - October 14, 2014

Mildred Tyler Short

88, Hattieville, Arkansas
December 6, 1925 - October 14, 2014

Shirley A. Dunaway

80, Little Rock, Arkansas
December 11, 1933 - October 14, 2014

Ruby Joyce Dailey

78, Little Rock, Arkansas
July 20, 1936 - October 14, 2014

Michael E. Shoultz

70, Little Rock, Arkansas
February 11, 1944 - October 14, 2014

Jackie Ray Strickland, Jr.

71, Little Rock, Arkansas
October 17, 1942 - October 14, 2014

Gerald Leo Marcotte

67, Little Rock, Arkansas
December 22, 1946 - October 14, 2014

Rosemary Johnson

80, Cabot, Arkansas
August 19, 1934 - October 14, 2014

Gloria Mae Beck

77, Benton, Arkansas
October 14, 2014

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Paul Craft, 76 (1938 - 2014)

Paul Craft The Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville songwriter and Hall of Famer Paul Craft has died in Tennessee at the age of 76.The Tennessean newspaper reported that Craft died Saturday at a Nashville hospital "after years of deteriorating health."Craft penned the words to songs made famous by the likes of Ray Stevens, Mark Chestnutt, Alison Krauss, the Eagles and Linda Rondstadt.He was inducted earlier this month into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame after being nominated...

Stan Saleski (2014)

Stan Saleski The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The World Series-bound San Francisco Giants say longtime major league scout Stan Saleski has died. He was 59.The team announced Friday that Saleski died unexpectedly last Saturday in Baltimore while scouting the AL Championship Series.Saleski spent more than three decades scouting at the major league level for the Giants, Marlins and New York Yankees. He worked for the Marlins during their run to the franchise's first World Series championship in 1997,...

Tim Hauser, 72 (1941 - 2014)

Tim Hauser MESFIN FEKADU, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Tim Hauser, the founder and singer of the Grammy-winning vocal troupe The Manhattan Transfer, died Thursday from cardiac arrest, band representative JoAnn Geffen said Friday. He was 72.Hauser founded Manhattan Transfer, who released their debut album in the early 1970s and launched hits such as "Operator" and "The Boy from New York City." They went on to win multiple pop and jazz Grammy Awards. Their critically acclaimed album, 1985's ...

Nobby Wirkowski, 88 (1926 - 2014)

Nobby Wirkowski The Associated PressTORONTO (AP) — Nobby Wirkowski, the star quarterback who played for Woody Hayes in college before leading the Toronto Argonauts to the 1952 Grey Cup title and later coaching the CFL team, has died. He was 88.His death was confirmed by the team Thursday.Wirkowski also played for Hamilton and Calgary in the 1950s before returning to Toronto in 1960 when a knee injury during an exhibition game ended his career. He became an assistant coach that year and the head coach midway...

John Spencer-Churchill, 88 (1926 - 2014)

John Spencer-Churchill The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — John Spencer-Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough and a cousin and godson of British wartime leader Winston Churchill, has died. He was 88.Blenheim Palace said Spencer-Churchill died Thursday morning.His son Jamie is expected to inherit his father's title and become the 12th Duke of Marlborough.Prime Minister David Cameron said Spencer-Churchill will be deeply missed and praised his community involvement.Spencer-Churchill had been married four times. He is...

Wayne McClain (2014)

Wayne McClain DAVID MERCER, The Associated PressCHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Wayne McClain, the former Illinois assistant men's basketball coach and standout high school coach, died Wednesday. He was 59.McClain died at a hospital in Urbana after a brief, unspecified illness, Champaign Central High School Principal Joe Williams said. McClain had coached Central's boys basketball team since last season.Before spending several years as an assistant coach at Illinois, McClain made his reputation at Peoria Manual...

Elizabeth Pena, 55 (1959 - 2014)

Elizabeth Pena DERRIK J. LANG, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elizabeth Pena, the versatile actress who shifted between dramatic roles in such films as "Lone Star" and comedic parts in TV shows like "Modern Family," has died. She was 55. Pena's manager, Gina Rugolo, said Wednesday the Cuban-American actress died Tuesday in Los Angeles of natural causes after a brief illness. No other details were provided. Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, to Cuban immigrant parents, Pena's Hollywood career...

David Greenglass, 92 (1922 - 2014)

David Greenglass VERENA DOBNIK, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — In 1953, at the height of the Cold War, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg died in the electric chair after being convicted of conspiring to pass secrets about the atomic bomb to the Soviets. The government's star witness at their trial: Ethel's own brother, David Greenglass.On Tuesday, family members disclosed that Greenglass had died on July 1 in New York City at age 92.He had served 10 years in prison for espionage followed by years of living in...

Carolyn Kizer, 88 (1925 - 2014)

Carolyn Kizer The Associated PressSONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Carolyn Kizer, a feminist Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who spoke her political mind even at age 7, has died in Sonoma from the effects of dementia, her literary executor said. She was 89.Kizer, who won her Pulitzer in 1985 for a collection of work called "Yin" after the female principle in Chinese cosmology, died Thursday at a nursing home, executor David Rigsbee told the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/1r3M1TX).Born in Spokane, Washington, Kizer was...

Tommy Lewis, 83 (1931 - 2014)

Tommy Lewis The Associated PressHUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama player Tommy Lewis, who gained fame for a play when he wasn't supposed to be on the field, has passed away.Lewis died Sunday in a Huntsville retirement home at age 83, according to Laughlin Funeral Home.Lewis came off the sideline in the 1954 Cotton Bowl and tackled Rice All-America halfback Dicky Maegle near the 50-yard line.Maegle had eluded Alabama's Bart Starr and was on his way to a 95-yard touchdown run when Lewis brought him...

Elbert Drungo, Jr., 71 (1943 - 2014)

Elbert Drungo, Jr. The Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Elbert Drungo Jr., who played 120 games over nine seasons with the Houston Oilers and a season with Buffalo, has died. He was 71.Drungo died Saturday at home after battling cancer the past six years, his wife, Deborah, said Monday.The Houston Oilers drafted Drungo in 1969 in the third round out of Tennessee State, and he played 107 games with the Oilers playing both tackle and guard through 1977. He spent his 10th NFL season in Buffalo, where he...

Pavel Landovsky, 78 (1936 - 2014)

Pavel Landovsky The Associated PressPRAGUE (AP) — Pavel Landovsky, a Czech actor, anti-communist dissident and a friend of late president and playwright Vaclav Havel, has died.Landovsky, 78, died Friday of a heart attack, his family announced to the national CTK news agency on Saturday.Landovsky appeared in numerous movies, including "Closely Watched Trains," the Academy Award winner for the best foreign language film in 1967.Many remember him for his role of a brewery official in Havel's play "Audience." In...

Jan Hooks, 57 (1957 - 2014)

Jan Hooks The Associated Press, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Jan Hooks, whose impressions ranged from Nancy Reagan to Sinead O'Connor to Tammy Faye Bakker during a five-year stint on the show, has died. The 57-year-old Hooks died Thursday in New York, according to her agent, Lisa Lieberman. She had no other details. Hooks, a Decatur, Georgia, native, moved into prime time in 1991 as a cast member on the sitcom "Designing Women." She later did an...

Comer Cottrell (2014)

Comer Cottrell The Associated PressPLANO, Texas (AP) — Comer Cottrell, a black hair-care entrepreneur who made millions with a cheap kit that brought the glossy celebrity Jheri curl into the homes of average African Americans, has died. He was 82.Cottrell died Oct. 3 at his home in Plano, Texas, family spokeswoman Taryn Brown said Thursday.Cottrell recalled there was a lack of hair-care products for black servicemen while he was managing an Air Force base exchange in Okinawa, Japan, in the 1950s.With $600,...

Harley Clark (2014)

Harley Clark JIM VERTUNO, The Associated PressAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Harley Clark, the former Texas cheerleader credited with introducing the "Hook'em Horns" hand signal used by tens of thousands of Longhorns faithful over the past six decades, died Thursday at his farm outside of Austin, school officials said. He was 78.The school didn't release details or a cause of death for Clark, who watched his hand sign become one of the most recognizable and familiar signs of support in college athletics. Clark...

Thomas Eric Duncan (2014)

Thomas Eric Duncan EMILY SCHMALL, The Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States, grew up next to a leper colony in Liberia and fled years of war before later returning to his country to find it ravaged by the disease that ultimately took his life. Duncan, 42, arrived in Dallas in late September, realizing a long-held ambition to join relatives. He came to attend the high-school graduation of his son, who was born in a refugee camp in Ivory...

Vic Braden, 85 (1929 - 2014)

Vic Braden BETH HARRIS, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Vic Braden, a tennis player in the late 1940s and early '50s who became one of the nation's top tennis teaching professionals, has died from complications of congestive heart failure. He was 85.Braden died Monday at his home in the Orange County city of Trabuco Canyon, according to his wife, Melody Braden.He began playing tennis in grade school in his hometown of Monroe, Michigan. In high school, he won the Class A state singles title in...

Siegfried Lenz (2014 - 2014)

Siegfried Lenz The Associated PressBERLIN (AP) — German author Siegfried Lenz, whose works frequently addressed the moral quandaries faced by ordinary people, has died at 88.Publisher Hoffmann und Campe said Lenz died Tuesday in Hamburg.Born 1926 in what is now part of Poland, Lenz was drafted into the German navy toward the end of World War II, deserting in its final days.Starting in 1951, Lenz wrote dozens of novels, short stories and children's books that have become part of the canon of German post-war...

Marian Seldes, 86 (1928 - 2014)

Marian  Seldes MARK KENNEDY, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Actress Marian Seldes, the Tony Award-winning star of "A Delicate Balance" who was a teacher of Kevin Kline and Robin Williams, a muse to playwright Edward Albee and a Guinness Book of World Records holder for most consecutive performances, died Monday at age 86.She died peacefully at her home after an extended illness, her brother Timothy Seldes said."It is with deep sadness that I share the news that my dear sister Marian Seldes has died,"...

Bill Campbell, 91 (1923 - 2014)

Bill Campbell The Associated PressPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia radio and TV sports announcer Bill Campbell, whose career spanned more than seven decades, has died.Editor and anchor Robin Culverwell at KYW radio station, where Campbell once worked, confirmed Campbell died Monday evening at Cooper Hospital in Camden, New Jersey. He was 91. She said he died from complications from a fall.Campbell began his career in 1940 and continued well into his 80s. His accounts gave sports fans front row seats at the...

Geoffrey Holder, 84 (1930 - 2014)

Geoffrey  Holder MARK KENNEDY, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Geoffrey Holder, a Tony Award-winning director, actor, painter, dancer and choreographer who during an eclectic show business career led the groundbreaking show "The Wiz" to Broadway, pitched 7-Up on TV and played a scary villain in a James Bond film, has died. He was 84.Holder died Sunday of complications of pneumonia at Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital in New York, according to Anna Glass, a producer and family friend.The 6-foot-6, Trinidad...

Jimmy Feix, 83 (1931 - 2014)

Jimmy Feix The Associated PressBOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Jimmy Feix, Western Kentucky's winningest football coach and its former athletic director, has died. He was 83.The school said Feix died Sunday.A former Hilltoppers player, Feix coached Western Kentucky to a 106-56-6 record as head coach from 1968-83. He was then the school's director of alumni affairs and athletic until he retired in 1990.After arriving at Western Kentucky in 1949, the Henderson native became the first Hilltoppers player to earn...

Paul Revere (2014)

Paul Revere DERRIK J. LANG, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Revere, the organist and leader of the Raiders rock band, has died. He was 76. Roger Hart, manager for Paul Revere and the Raiders, said he died Saturday at his home in Garden Valley, Idaho, from cancer. Revere was born in Harvard, Nebraska, Hart said. "He'd been quiet about it for some time," Hart said. "Treated at the Mayo Clinic, Paul stayed on the road as long as he could, then retired recently back to Idaho, where he...

Yuri Lyubimov, 97 (1917 - 2014)

Yuri Lyubimov LYNN BERRY, The Associated PressMOSCOW (AP) — Soviet and Russian actor and director Yuri Lyubimov, founder of Moscow's renowned Taganka Theater, which he led for more than four decades, has died at age 97.During the 1980s, Lyubimov was exiled for several years after criticizing cultural restrictions in the Soviet Union in an interview with a British newspaper.Lyubimov's death Sunday in a Moscow hospital led Russian television and radio news broadcasts. President Vladimir Putin's spokesman...

Jean-Claude Duvalier (2014)

Jean-Claude Duvalier EVANS SANON, The Associated PressPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Jean-Claude-Duvalier, the self-proclaimed "president for life" of Haiti whose corrupt and brutal regime sparked a popular uprising that sent him into a 25-year exile, died Saturday of a heart attack, his attorney said.Reynold George said the 63-year-old ex-leader died at his home.Duvalier, looking somewhat frail, made a surprise return to Haiti in 2011, allowing victims of his regime to pursue legal claims against him and prompting...