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40, Morrilton, Arkansas
June 26, 1974 - November 21, 2014

Betty J. Ivie

80, Little Rock, Arkansas
March 25, 1934 - November 21, 2014

Norma Tacker

Little Rock, Arkansas
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Vernon E. Cheek

81, Little Rock, Arkansas
April 6, 1933 - November 20, 2014

Jesse W. Cooley

79, Heber Springs, Arkansas
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Wanda Lee DeBusk

83, Heber Springs, Arkansas
March 28, 1931 - November 20, 2014

Mary Wimberly

93, Conway, Arkansas
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Ernest Edward Turner

93, Little Rock, Arkansas
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Earl Fletcher Jackson

76, Little Rock, Arkansas
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Earnest Edward Turner

93, Little Rock, Arkansas
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Louise Schoemaker

81, Little Rock, Arkansas
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John Ward Gann

98, Little Rock, Arkansas
November 19, 2014

William Edward Perrine

79, Bryant, Arkansas
June 24, 1935 - November 19, 2014

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39, Austin, Arkansas
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James Michael Hayes

Little Rock, Arkansas
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Sherman Joseph Cormier

77, Searcy, Arkansas
October 4, 1937 - November 19, 2014

Mary Ruth Hoover

81, Redfield, Arkansas
February 15, 1933 - November 19, 2014

Kimberly Brown

47, Little Rock, Arkansas
April 7, 1967 - November 19, 2014

Dorothy F. Patterson

91, Benton, Arkansas
September 12, 1923 - November 19, 2014

Dorothy Henderson

86, North Little Rock, Arkansas
September 17, 1928 - November 18, 2014

Dorothy Mason

89, Beebe, Arkansas
May 2, 1925 - November 18, 2014

Todd Dewayne Doyle

42, Jacksonville, Arkansas
February 23, 1972 - November 18, 2014

Barbara Wynell Lee Halverson

85, Maumelle, Arkansas
November 19, 1928 - November 18, 2014

Emilie Gertrude Price

103, Little Rock, Arkansas
March 29, 1911 - November 18, 2014

Gayle Clark

Little Rock, Arkansas
November 18, 2014

Billy Lee Wilkins, Sr.

83, Little Rock, Arkansas
August 24, 1931 - November 18, 2014

Marie Dudley Hill

94, Houston, Arkansas
February 2, 1920 - November 18, 2014

Martha Janelle Bartlett

90, Center Ridge, Arkansas
February 22, 1924 - November 18, 2014

Curtiss Lee Steven

58, Benton, Arkansas
May 23, 1956 - November 17, 2014

Barbara Gail Smay

58, Lonoke, Arkansas
May 15, 1956 - November 17, 2014

Charlsie Nash Brown

91, Little Rock, Arkansas
December 5, 1922 - November 17, 2014

Ruby Lee Williams

89, England, Arkansas
March 26, 1925 - November 17, 2014

Margie Bryant Causey

80, Conway, Arkansas
May 30, 1934 - November 17, 2014

Louise Halk Haney

61, Little Rock, Arkansas
May 11, 1953 - November 17, 2014

Cecil Clarence Moix

92, Conway, Arkansas
December 9, 1921 - November 17, 2014

Linda Joyce Ward

61, Cabot, Arkansas
June 1, 1953 - November 17, 2014

Lloyd Barry Barnes

67, Judsonia, Arkansas
February 23, 1947 - November 17, 2014

Lisa Gail Pierce

53, Little Rock, Arkansas
July 7, 1961 - November 17, 2014

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Bald Knob, Arkansas
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70, Morrilton, Arkansas
September 17, 1944 - November 17, 2014

Sybol Cain Carter

93, Little Rock, Arkansas
May 15, 1921 - November 17, 2014

Beverly Jean Wallace

86, Jacksonville, Arkansas
April 11, 1928 - November 17, 2014

Thomas Forner

54, Bryant, Arkansas
May 12, 1960 - November 17, 2014

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89, Benton, Arkansas
April 30, 1925 - November 17, 2014

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Samuel Klein, 91 (1923 - 2014)

Samuel Klein The Associated PressSAO PAULO (AP) — Samuel Klein, the Polish-born founder of Brazil's largest home-appliance retailer, has died, the company said in a statement. He was 91.Casas Bahia said Klein died Thursday at Sao Paulo's Albert Einstein Hospital where he was undergoing treatment for the past two weeks. It did not give the cause of death, but a hospital official told reporters he died of respiratory failure.Born in 1923 in a village near Lublin, Klein was one of nine children born to a...

Dr. David Greer (2014)

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The Duchess of Alba, 88 (1926 - 2014)

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Mike Nichols, 83 (1931 - 2014)

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Jimmy Ruffin, 75 (1939 - 2014)

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Jadwiga Pilsudska-Jaraczewska, 94 (1920 - 2014)

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Mary Alison Glen-Haig (2014)

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Ken Takakura, 83 (1931 - 2014)

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Alice Lee (2014)

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Arthur Rankin, Jr., 89 (1924 - 2014)

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Charles Champlin , 88 (1926 - 2014)

Charles  Champlin The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Longtime Los Angeles Times film critic Charles Champlin has died.The newspaper said Monday that Champlin died at his Los Angeles home on Sunday. He was 88.His son, Charles Champlin Jr., told the Times (http://lat.ms/1u2OO0H ) the cause was complications from Alzheimer's disease.Champlin was principal film critic at the Times from 1967 until 1980, when he shifted to book reviews and a "Critic at Large" column taking a broader look at the arts.A Harvard...

William Frenzel, 86 (1928 - 2014)

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John T. Downey, 84 (1930 - 2014)

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Dessie Hughes (2014)

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Ian Craig, 89 (1925 - 2014)

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Glen A. Larson, 77 (1937 - 2014)

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Peter Dalis (2014)

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Almiran Montgomery (1936 - 2014)

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Jane Byrne, 80 (1934 - 2014)

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Diem Brown (2014)

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Alexander Grothendieck, 86 (1928 - 2014)

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Kakha Bendukidze (2014)

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Bill "The Baker" Stimers (2014)

Bill "The Baker" Stimers The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — A fan befriended by former New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner who became a press box fixture for more than 30 years known as "Bill the Baker," has died. He was 67.The Yankees said Bill Stimers died Thursday at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale in the Bronx. They did not give a cause of death.Stimers worked for Entenmann's Bakery and first met Steinbrenner in the mid-1970s outside Yankee Stadium. Stimers often gave him chocolate chip cookies and impressed...

Alvin Dark, 92 (1922 - 2014)

Alvin Dark The Associated PressEASLEY, S.C. (AP) — Alvin Dark, a player and manager on World Series champions who sparked perhaps the most famous rally in baseball history, died Thursday. He was 92.The Robinson Funeral Home in Easley, South Carolina, said Dark died at his home.Dark was the 1948 Rookie of the Year and a three-time All-Star shortstop. He played alongside Willie Mays when the New York Giants won the 1954 title, and he guided Reggie Jackson and the Oakland Athletics to the 1974 crown.Dark's...

Kelvin Moore (2014)

Kelvin Moore The Associated PressCOVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — Former Oakland Athletics first baseman Kelvin Moore, who played parts of three major league seasons, has died. He was 57.The A's confirmed Wednesday, with information provided by the family, that Moore died Sunday in Georgia of cardiac arrest. He had multiple illnesses in recent years, including diabetes.Moore was a member of Oakland's 1981 AL West champion team.A native of Leroy, Alabama, Moore was a sixth-round draft pick by the A's in 1978 out of...