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75, Little Rock, Arkansas
November 26, 1939 - March 28, 2015

Richard Charles Baumgarten

74, Heber Springs, Arkansas
November 28, 1940 - March 28, 2015

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95, Heber Springs, Arkansas
March 5, 1920 - March 28, 2015

Lillian Marie Gerlowski

75, Jacksonville, Arkansas
November 26, 1939 - March 28, 2015

Mary Alice Brumley

92, Benton, Arkansas
March 28, 2015

Ray Terrell West

83, Little Rock, Arkansas
December 30, 1931 - March 27, 2015

John Weatherspoon

58, Greenbrier, Arkansas
September 27, 1956 - March 27, 2015

Morris H. Stevens

94, Little Rock, Arkansas
March 27, 2015

Kenneth Ray Criswell

86, Traskwood, Arkansas
December 19, 1928 - March 27, 2015

Elsie Puckett

88, Alexander, Arkansas
May 25, 1926 - March 27, 2015

Jessica Rose Palek

33, Conway, Arkansas
April 13, 1981 - March 27, 2015

Morgan Heath Boshell

30, Quitman, Arkansas
August 11, 1984 - March 27, 2015

Pamela Grace Lambert

60, Little Rock, Arkansas
July 21, 1954 - March 27, 2015

Orland Burns

88, Heber Springs, Arkansas
August 18, 1926 - March 26, 2015

Helen L. Young

90, North Little Rock, Arkansas
February 28, 1925 - March 26, 2015

James N. Lord

76, Little Rock, Arkansas
March 30, 1938 - March 26, 2015

Steven Hogue Scott

60, Benton, Arkansas
July 26, 1954 - March 26, 2015

Richard Jason Henthorne

42, Bauxite, Arkansas
July 2, 1972 - March 26, 2015

Wilma G. Davis

90, Little Rock, Arkansas
January 17, 1925 - March 26, 2015

Billy B. Turnbough

79, Mayflower, Arkansas
September 3, 1935 - March 26, 2015

Danny Allen Deaver

66, Conway, Arkansas
December 19, 1948 - March 25, 2015

Shelby Jearl Searcy

77, Searcy, Arkansas
March 25, 2015

Marvin Alford

75, Beebe, Arkansas
November 28, 1939 - March 25, 2015

Margaret Ann Sparks

82, Beebe, Arkansas
March 25, 2015

Seattle W. Jordan, Jr.

76, Little Rock, Arkansas
June 28, 1939 - March 25, 2015

Richard Lamar Rothrock

79, Quitman, Arkansas
May 31, 1935 - March 25, 2015

Lisa L. Brewer

54, Mabelvale, Arkansas
November 14, 1960 - March 25, 2015

Betty Louise Ballenger

86, Little Rock, Arkansas
August 29, 1929 - March 25, 2015

Donald Blackwelder

76, Alexander, Arkansas
March 25, 2015

Larry Thomas Barnett

64, Benton, Arkansas
June 11, 1950 - March 25, 2015

Otis Tolbert

69, North Little Rock, Arkansas
June 9, 1945 - March 25, 2015

Kathy Duncan

57, Jacksonville, Arkansas
January 10, 1958 - March 25, 2015

Carole Anne Langley-Gilbert

52, Jacksonville, Arkansas
March 25, 2015

Clarence F. Lawrence

86, Traskwood, Arkansas
April 28, 1928 - March 25, 2015

Floyd Alfred Ross II

66, Oppelo, Arkansas
December 27, 1948 - March 25, 2015

Billy Lee Mantooth

85, Sherwood, Arkansas
July 31, 1929 - March 25, 2015

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69, Benton, Arkansas
March 25, 2015

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87, Searcy, Arkansas
December 24, 1927 - March 25, 2015

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Jim LaRue, 89 (1925 - 2015)

Jim LaRue The Associated PressTUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Jim LaRue, who coached Arizona's football team for eight seasons and guided the Wildcats to an 8-1-1 record in 1961 and a share of the Western Athletic Conference championship in 1964 before becoming an NFL assistant, has died. He was 89.The university announced LaRue's death Monday.The Arizona Daily Star reported LaRue died Sunday night at an assisted living facility in Tucson. A cause of death wasn't immediately released.LaRue coached the Wildcats...

Chuck "Bobo" Brayton (2015)

Chuck "Bobo" Brayton The Associated PressPULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Chuck "Bobo" Brayton, the long-time Washington State baseball coach and college Hall of Famer who had 1,162 career wins, has died at the age of 89.The university said Brayton died on Saturday morning."On behalf of Washington State University, I offer our condolences to Eileen and the entire Brayton family," WSU Director of Athletics Bill Moos said. "In my opinion, there has never been a greater Cougar icon than Bobo."Like so many, my life was touched...

Gene Saks, 93 (1921 - 2015)

Gene Saks By MARK KENNEDY, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Gene Saks, a prolific actor-director who teamed with playwright and fellow New Yorker Neil Simon on hit Broadway and movie productions of such Simon comedies as "The Odd Couple" and "Brighton Beach Memoirs," has died. He was 93. Saks, who won three Tony Awards for his direction, died from pneumonia Saturday at his East Hampton home in New York, according to his son Daniel. Saks' grab bag of hits also included many without Simon....

Miroslav Ondricek (2015)

Miroslav Ondricek The Associated PressPRAGUE (AP) — Miroslav Ondricek, the Czech director of photography who was twice nominated for the Academy Awards, has died. He was 80.Czech public television announced Ondricek's death Sunday, citing his son David, also a filmmaker. No cause was given.Ondricek was behind the camera in some 40 movies but was best known abroad for his cooperation with his friend, director Milos Forman, who settled in the United States after the 1968 Soviet-led invasion crushed the Prague...

Arnett Doctor (2015)

Arnett Doctor The Associated PressSPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) — Arnett Doctor, a key figure responsible for securing reparations for victims of the Rosewood massacre, has died in the Tampa Bay area following a long illness. He was 72.A St. Petersburg funeral home says Doctor was found dead in his Spring Hill home Monday.The 1923 massacre started in the north Florida town after a married white woman accused a black man of beating her, prompting angry whites to burn nearly every building in Rosewood. At least six...

Hot Rod Hundley, 80 (1934 - 2015)

Hot Rod Hundley The Associated PressPHOENIX (AP) — Hot Rod Hundley, the former NBA player who broadcast Jazz games in New Orleans and Utah for 35 years, died Friday. He was 80.The Jazz said Hundley died at his home in the Phoenix area.Hundley broadcast 3,051 Jazz games from 1974-2009. He joined the franchise before its first season in New Orleans in 1974-75 and moved with the team to Salt Lake City in 1979-80."Hot Rod was the voice of the Utah Jazz for 35 years and his voice was synonymous with Jazz radio,"...

John Renbourn, 70 (1944 - 2015)

John Renbourn By GREGORY KATZ, The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — The masterful acoustic guitarist John Renbourn, a founding member of the Pentangle in the 1960s, has died at his home in Scotland. He was 70.His manager, Dave Smith, called Renbourn "a huge character." He said he believes Renbourn suffered a fatal heart attack."He was always playing and teaching. That is what he loved doing and he never stopped," Smith said.Scottish police said his body was discovered Thursday night at his home in the...

Tomas Transtromer, 83 (1931 - 2015)

Tomas Transtromer By KARL RITTER and MALIN RISING, The Associated Press STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish poet and Nobel Literature Prize winner Tomas Transtromer has died at age 83, Swedish publisher Bonniers said Friday. The reclusive, mild-mannered wordsmith — considered a master of metaphor and one of the most important Scandinavian poets of the post-World War II era — died Thursday after a short illness said Bonniers spokeswoman Anna Tillgren. In famous collections such as the 1966 "Windows and Stones...

Nan Tucker McEvoy (2015)

Nan Tucker McEvoy The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nan Tucker McEvoy, the last member of the San Francisco Chronicle's founding family to head the newspaper, died Thursday after a long convalescence. She was 95.Her son, Nion McEvoy, publisher of Chronicle Books, confirmed her death.The Chronicle reported (http://bit.ly/1H1WEAx ) that McEvoy — who had also been a prominent olive oil producer — died peacefully at home in San Francisco.The granddaughter of M.H. de Young, founder of the Chronicle,...

Sally Forrest, 86 (1928 - 2015)

Sally Forrest The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Sally Forrest, an actress-dancer who graced the silver screen throughout the '40s and '50s in MGM musicals and films such as the 1956 noir "While the City Sleeps," died on March 15 at her home in Beverly Hills, California. She was 86 and had long battled cancer.Her publicist, Judith Goffin, announced the news Thursday.A San Diego native, Forrest became a protege of Hollywood trailblazer Ida Lupino, who cast her in starring roles in films including the...

Yehuda Avner, 56 (1958 - 2015)

Yehuda Avner The Associated PressJERUSALEM (AP) — Yehuda Avner, a former Israeli diplomat and aide to a string of prime ministers who turned his insider stories about the country's leaders into a best-selling memoir, has died.Avner, who was 86, died Tuesday after a battle with cancer, his family said.The British-born Avner immigrated to Israel when he was 17. He later joined the Foreign Ministry and was assigned to the prime minister's office.He served as an adviser and speechwriter to the country's...

Neil Alexander (2015)

Neil  Alexander The Associated PressPITTSBURGH (AP) — Neil Alexander, a financial planner who worked with the University of Pittsburgh to create the Live Like Lou Center for ALS Research, has died of the disease he fought to cure. He was 49.Alexander died Tuesday, officials at the Live Like Lou Center said. The center was formed last month to work toward a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the degenerative nerve disease named for baseball player Lou Gehrig."Neil really got it," said Peter Strick, the...

Flight 9525 Victims (2015)

Flight 9525 Victims By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER, The Associated PressHALTERN, Germany (AP) — A stunned German town mourned 16 students who went down aboard Germanwings Flight 9525 on their way home Tuesday from a Spanish exchange, while the opera world grieved for two singers who were returning from performing in Barcelona — one of them with her baby."This is surely the blackest day in the history of our town," a visibly shaken Mayor Bodo Klimpel said after the western town of Haltern was shocked by news that 16...

Ken Owen (2015)

Ken Owen By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, The Associated PressJOHANNESBURG (AP) — "All offended?" former South African newspaper editor Ken Owen asked an audience of friends and family in a speech marking his 80th birthday.Owen, a tenacious force in journalism in the last years of white racist rule, delivered trademark zingers at the Feb. 21 gathering hosted by his wife, a month before he died of cancer. He warned of a creeping authoritarianism in South Africa's ruling African National Congress and said...

Nick Peters, 75 (1939 - 2015)

Nick  Peters By JANIE McCAULEY, The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nick Peters, a former Spink Award winner who covered the San Francisco Giants for 47 years and loved to mentor young writers, has died. He was 75.Both the Giants and Peters' former employer, the Sacramento Bee, announced that he died Monday at his Northern California home after a long illness.From Hall of Famers Willie Mays to Willie McCovey, Juan Marichal and Orlando Cepeda, to more modern stars such as Barry Bonds and Tim Lincecum,...

Dorman Cordell (2015)

Dorman Cordell The Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Dorman Cordell, who served as chief of several bureaus in his career with The Associated Press, has died at the age of 83. Frances Cordell says her father died Saturday in hospice in Dallas after an illness. The Kentucky native began his AP career in 1958. He went on to serve as chief of the AP bureaus for New Jersey, Colorado and Wyoming, Louisiana and Mississippi, and Texas before retiring at age 46 in 1977. He went on to earn a master's degree...

Alberta Watson, 60 (1955 - 2015)

Alberta Watson The Associated PressTORONTO (AP) — Canadian film and television actress Alberta Watson has died. She was 60.Her agent, Pam Winter, said Watson died Saturday in Toronto after a long battle with cancer.Watson was best known for her role on "24" as special agent Erin Driscoll during the Fox series' 2004-05 season. More recently, she appeared on the CW series "Nikita" as well as on its earlier version, "La Femme Nikita," on USA.Her films included "Hackers" and "Hedwig and the Angry Inch."TV guest...

Ellen Conford, 73 (1942 - 2015)

Ellen Conford By HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Ellen Conford, an award-winning children's writer whose comic tales about everything from the travails of high school to a girl's summer camp crush made her a favorite for at least one generation of readers, has died.Conford died at home in Great Neck, New York, last Friday, on her 73rd birthday, her husband told The Associated Press. David Conford said Monday that his wife had been in poor health and died of heart failure.Conford's more...

Thomas Clyde Bowling (2015)

Thomas Clyde Bowling The Associated PressLAGRANGE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky death row inmate involved in a lawsuit against the state over how executions are carried out has died.A statement from the Kentucky Department of Corrections says Thomas Clyde Bowling died Saturday due to "complications stemming from cancer." He was 62.Bowling was convicted of fatally shooting Eddie and Tina Earley and injuring their 2-year-old son outside the Lexington dry cleaning business they owned in 1990. A jury sentenced him to death...

Earl Baltes, 93 (1921 - 2015)

Earl Baltes The Associated Press ROSSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Earl Baltes, the founder and longtime promoter of Eldora Speedway, has died. He was 93. Speedway officials say Baltes died Monday at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. Eldora owner and three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart says Baltes "was the yardstick other track promoters measured themselves by. He constantly raised the bar, and he did it by creating events everyone else was afraid to promote. He did them himself, too." Stewart...

Providencia Paredes (2015)

Providencia  Paredes JULIET LINDERMAN, The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The special assistant to former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, believed to be one of the first persons of Latino descent to work in the White House as part of the president's inner circle, has died.Providencia Paredes' son, Gustavo, announced her death on his Facebook page. Paredes died in Washington on March 18 at the age of 90.Gustavo Paredes described his mother as a "pioneer, role model and icon for many," and "a woman of...

Lee Kuan Yew , 91 (1923 - 2015)

Lee  Kuan  Yew By JEANETTE TAN, The Associated Press SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans stood in silence Wednesday as Lee Kuan Yew's coffin traveled on a ceremonial gun carriage a short distance from the presidential palace to Parliament, where thousands waited for hours to pay respects to the city-state's founder before a funeral this weekend. Lee, 91, died Monday at Singapore General Hospital after more than a month of battling severe pneumonia. The government declared a week of mourning for the leader...

Lisa Colagrossi (2015)

Lisa Colagrossi The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — A veteran New York television reporter has died after suffering a brain hemorrhage after covering a story.WABC-TV says 49-year-old Lisa Colagrossi was stricken while returning to the station from a fire scene Thursday. Colagrossi was taken to a hospital, where she died Friday.Colagrossi joined WABC-TV shortly after the World Trade Center attacks in 2001. She was previously an anchor for WKMG-TV in Orlando, Florida.Colagrossi began her journalism career at...

Hans Erni, 106 (1909 - 2015)

Hans Erni The Associated PressBERLIN (AP) — Swiss artist Hans Erni, whose prolific work ranged from tiny postage stamps to enormous frescoes, has died, his daughter said Sunday. He was 106.Erni's daughter, artist Simone Fornara-Erni, announced on her Facebook page that he "passed away peacefully" on Saturday.Erni produced hundreds of paintings, sculptures, lithographs, engravings, etchings and ceramics. He kept up a punishing work schedule deep into old age, completing a series of paintings for the...

Norman Mac Lean, 84 (1930 - 2015)

Norman Mac Lean The Associated PressWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Norman Mac Lean, a prolific New York-based sports writer and author, amateur hockey league commissioner and managing editor of 25 editions of "Who's Who in Baseball," died Friday. He was 84.Mac Lean's death was confirmed by his son, Norman Alejandro Mac Lean.A gangly, boisterous man, Mac Lean spent over 40 years as a freelance reporter covering sporting events for The Associated Press, Reuters, United Press International and various publications....