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Bob Byron White

91, Searcy, Arkansas
May 11, 1923 - September 17, 2014

Howard L. House

Little Rock, Arkansas
September 16, 2014

Charles Nick Tolliver

54, North Little Rock, Arkansas
February 14, 1960 - September 16, 2014

Patsy Ann Babbitt

73, Benton, Arkansas
October 3, 1940 - September 16, 2014

Erica Lockhart

28, Bald Knob, Arkansas
October 11, 1985 - September 16, 2014

Doris Jeanette Lind

80, Judsonia, Arkansas
June 18, 1934 - September 16, 2014

Ueral Vera Miller

93, Little Rock, Arkansas
September 15, 2014

Flora Mae Depner

85, Little Rock, Arkansas
March 31, 1929 - September 15, 2014

Bob E. Freyaldenhoven

71, Conway, Arkansas
March 18, 1943 - September 15, 2014

John D. Evans

75, Jacksonville, Arkansas
August 15, 1939 - September 15, 2014

Howard S. Collins

90, Little Rock, Arkansas
August 12, 1924 - September 15, 2014

Brian Richard Bartley

64, Searcy, Arkansas
June 15, 1950 - September 15, 2014

Howard S. COLLINS

90, Little Rock, Arkansas
August 12, 1924 - September 15, 2014

Ollie Mae Newberry

86, Conway, Arkansas
September 1, 1928 - September 15, 2014

Kenneth L. Owens

86, Searcy, Arkansas
May 29, 1928 - September 15, 2014

Lora Mae Tarvin

103, Benton, Arkansas
March 29, 1911 - September 15, 2014

Timothy Fitzgerald

61, Bauxite, Arkansas
February 13, 1953 - September 15, 2014

Virginia Lee Bennett

83, Little Rock, Arkansas
January 20, 1931 - September 14, 2014

Mary Frances Mullane

72, Benton, Arkansas
November 22, 1941 - September 14, 2014

Luther Madison Edwards

94, Bee Branch, Arkansas
August 14, 1920 - September 14, 2014

Alta Janet Hamm

76, Alexander, Arkansas
September 14, 2014

Edward Giles

74, Benton, Arkansas
June 7, 1940 - September 14, 2014

Javier A. Rodriguez

19, Plumerville, Arkansas
July 10, 1995 - September 14, 2014

Jack B. House

75, Little Rock, Arkansas
October 29, 1938 - September 14, 2014

Denise Leann Rivera

47, Alexander, Arkansas
January 12, 1967 - September 14, 2014

Edwin Alan Johnson

72, Bigelow, Arkansas
March 21, 1942 - September 14, 2014

Helen Maxine Ward Petroff

91, Morrilton, Arkansas
September 5, 1923 - September 14, 2014

Ruby Townsend

85, North Little Rock, Arkansas
December 21, 1928 - September 13, 2014

Eugene Johnson

73, Little Rock, Arkansas
December 29, 1940 - September 13, 2014

James Neighbours

80, Bryant, Arkansas
November 30, 1933 - September 13, 2014

Inez F. Whatley

83, Benton, Arkansas
October 15, 1930 - September 13, 2014

Clarence Clifford Pedigo

93, Roland, Arkansas
September 14, 1920 - September 13, 2014

Bohdan Chance Walker

Searcy, Arkansas
September 13, 2014

Walter C. W. Murdock

71, Enola, Arkansas
July 30, 1943 - September 13, 2014

Edythe M. Brown

83, Little Rock, Arkansas
June 26, 1931 - September 13, 2014

Mary Evelyn Adcox

92, Maumelle, Arkansas
April 14, 1922 - September 13, 2014

Martha Lynn Caulk

75, Little Rock, Arkansas
January 13, 1939 - September 13, 2014

Debbie Johnson

54, Little Rock, Arkansas
July 9, 1960 - September 13, 2014

Beverly Reeves

66, Little Rock, Arkansas
August 12, 1948 - September 13, 2014

Louise T. COON

87, Alexander, Arkansas
May 23, 1927 - September 13, 2014

Steven Shepard

23, Cabot, Arkansas
December 20, 1990 - September 12, 2014

Carl Jerone Jackson

68, Little Rock, Arkansas
June 4, 1946 - September 12, 2014

Glenna Rowland McAllister

92, Benton, Arkansas
August 19, 1922 - September 12, 2014

Lottie Sue McLeroy

73, Conway, Arkansas
September 3, 1941 - September 12, 2014

Carolyn Croom

70, North Little Rock, Arkansas
August 22, 1944 - September 12, 2014

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George Hamilton IV, 77 (1937 - 2014)

George Hamilton IV The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Grand Ole Opry Member George Hamilton IV, who was one of country music's first international ambassadors, has died. He was 77. A news release from the Opry says Hamilton died Wednesday at a Nashville hospital after a heart attack. Hamilton had been an Opry member since 1960, when he made the switch from pop music to country. He said the decision came after catching a performance of the Opry at Ryman Auditorium. Hamilton worked with...

Andriy Gusin, 41 (1972 - 2014)

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Lonnie Lynn, 71 (1943 - 2014)

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Bengt Saltin (2014)

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Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr. (2014)

Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr. ALAN FRAM, The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Thomas Hale Boggs Jr., a son of congressional royalty who evolved into a top-tier lobbyist and prolific Democratic fundraiser and embodied what it meant to have Washington clout, died Monday He was 73.His brother-in-law, journalist Steve Roberts, said Boggs died Monday morning at his home in the Washington suburb of Chevy Chase, Maryland. The cause of death has not been determined, but the family suspected a heart attack, Roberts said.Boggs was...

Bob Crewe, 83 (1930 - 2014)

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Yitzhak Hofi, 87 (1927 - 2014)

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Alpha Ibraham Diallo (2014)

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Tony Auth, 72 (1942 - 2014)

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Isidoro Alvarez (2014)

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Frank Torre (2014)

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Joe Sample, 75 (1939 - 2014)

Joe Sample CHARLES J. GANS, The Associated PressPianist and composer Joe Sample, a founding member of the genre-crossing Jazz Crusaders who helped pioneer the electronic jazz-funk fusion style, has died. He was 75.Sample died of complications due to lung cancer Friday evening at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, his manager, Patrick Rains, told The Associated Press on Saturday. Rains said Sample's family was at his bedside.Sample was "a seminal figure in the transition from acoustic to electronic...

Yoshiko Yamaguchi, 94 (1920 - 2014)

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Donald Sinden, 90 (1923 - 2014)

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Rev. Ian Paisely, 88 (1926 - 2014)

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Cosimo Matassa, 88 (1926 - 2014)

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Laurie Ann Thompson (2014)

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Richard Kiel, 74 (1939 - 2014)

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Emilio Botin, 79 (1934 - 2014)

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Graham Joyce, 59 (1954 - 2014)

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Bob Suter, 57 (1957 - 2014)

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Austin "Goose" Gonsoulin, 76 (1938 - 2014)

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Christopher Duncan (2014)

Christopher Duncan The Associated PressHOUSTON (AP) — Christopher Duncan, a sports reporter for The Associated Press who covered the Houston Texans, Houston Rockets and the Kentucky Derby, has died at the age of 43.A Harris County sheriff's deputy confirmed the death on Monday night. Duncan was found at his home, and a cause of death wasn't released. He had recently returned to work after a kidney transplant.Duncan was a 20-year AP employee who started with the news cooperative as an editorial assistant in 1994...

Gerald Wilson, 96 (1918 - 2014)

Gerald Wilson DERRIK J. LANG, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Gerald Wilson, the dynamic jazz big band leader, composer and arranger whose career spanned more than 75 years, has died. He was 96.Wilson's son, jazz guitarist Anthony Wilson, said his father died Monday at his Los Angeles home from pneumonia.The big band leader began his career in the late 1930s as a trumpeter for Jimmy Lunceford's band before forming his own big band in 1944 featuring female trombonist Melba Liston. He played and...

Noel Hinners (2014)

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