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84, Benton, Arkansas
November 13, 1930 - March 1, 2015

Leon Thomas

82, Little Rock, Arkansas
May 7, 1932 - February 28, 2015

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74, Searcy, Arkansas
July 13, 1940 - February 28, 2015

Leon Thomas

82, Little Rock, Arkansas
May 7, 1932 - February 28, 2015

Jimmy Day

78, Houston, Arkansas
December 7, 1936 - February 28, 2015

Rose Edwards

Bald Knob, Arkansas
February 27, 2015

Charles David Stacks

61, Jacksonville, Arkansas
October 19, 1953 - February 26, 2015

Myrtle Conley Thomas

76, Conway, Arkansas
December 29, 1938 - February 26, 2015

Velda Irene Gray

97, Little Rock, Arkansas
December 22, 1917 - February 26, 2015

Wallis C. Trojan

Little Rock, Arkansas
February 26, 2015

Jere Dan Reagan

80, Little Rock, Arkansas
August 19, 1934 - February 26, 2015

Jimmy Burl O'Kelley

69, Little Rock, Arkansas
September 19, 1945 - February 26, 2015

Patsy Ruth Pryor

76, Searcy, Arkansas
December 12, 1938 - February 26, 2015

Robert Benton Herring

57, Maumelle, Arkansas
November 24, 1957 - February 26, 2015

Aaron M. Herbert

76, Morrilton, Arkansas
February 25, 2015

Wanda Goins

63, Little Rock, Arkansas
December 28, 1951 - February 25, 2015

Damita Ward

51, Mabelvale, Arkansas
April 12, 1963 - February 25, 2015

R.D. Harrington

98, Little Rock, Arkansas
February 25, 2015

Suetta F. Page

68, Little Rock, Arkansas
August 25, 1946 - February 25, 2015

Mary Louise Gandy

89, Guy, Arkansas
March 15, 1925 - February 25, 2015

Margie V. Masner

78, Little Rock, Arkansas
December 31, 1936 - February 25, 2015

Frances Louise Dempsey

72, Benton, Arkansas
January 10, 1943 - February 25, 2015

Eloise Beck Wright

84, Little Rock, Arkansas
July 6, 1930 - February 25, 2015

Judy Diane Finley

59, Judsonia, Arkansas
September 13, 1955 - February 25, 2015

Jimmie R. Suarez

84, Little Rock, Arkansas
November 7, 1930 - February 25, 2015

Charles Cecil McNutt

90, Little Rock, Arkansas
October 28, 1924 - February 25, 2015

David Wayne Garrison

80, Heber Springs, Arkansas
November 12, 1934 - February 24, 2015

Jhery Don Crosby

59, Sherwood, Arkansas
October 20, 1955 - February 24, 2015

Olivian Hall

92, Lonoke, Arkansas
June 30, 1922 - February 24, 2015

Jeffery Scott Baggett

49, Jefferson, Arkansas
September 1, 1965 - February 24, 2015

Irene C. Damron

88, Bryant, Arkansas
October 13, 1926 - February 24, 2015

Shirley D. Hale

79, North Little Rock, Arkansas
August 22, 1935 - February 24, 2015

J.L. Bryant

85, Little Rock, Arkansas
February 24, 2015

Anna L. Poteet

84, Sherwood, Arkansas
August 12, 1930 - February 24, 2015

John Kenneth Johnston

Bald Knob, Arkansas
February 24, 2015

Jack Clifton Meredith

84, Searcy, Arkansas
November 5, 1930 - February 24, 2015

Clark Frank Byers

91, Bald Knob, Arkansas
October 17, 1923 - February 24, 2015

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55, Searcy, Arkansas
September 17, 1959 - February 24, 2015

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Minnie Minoso, 89 (1925 - 2015)

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Yasar Kemal (2015)

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Anthony Mason, 48 (1966 - 2015)

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John B. Fairchild (2015)

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Oscar Diaz, 32 (1982 - 2015)

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Robert Benmosche, 70 (1944 - 2015)

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The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, 97 (1917 - 2015)

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Leonard Nimoy, 83 (1931 - 2015)

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Col. Paul L. Green (2015)

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Tom Schweich, 54 (1960 - 2015)

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Jerry Lambert, 74 (1940 - 2015)

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Kent Flanagan (2015)

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Dori J. Maynard, 56 (1958 - 2015)

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Donald Keough (2015)

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Ben Woolf (2015)

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Bruce Sinofsky, 58 (1956 - 2015)

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Dr. John Willke (2015)

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Clark Terry, 94 (1920 - 2015)

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June Fairchild, 68 (1946 - 2015)

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Harris Wittels, 30 (1984 - 2015)

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Jerome Kersey , 52 (1962 - 2015)

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Ernest Sternglass, 91 (1923 - 2015)

Ernest Sternglass The Associated Press ITHACA, New York (AP) — A physicist whose career was highlighted by research that helped capture moving images of the first moon walk has died. Ernest Sternglass was 91. Cornell University says Sternglass died Feb. 12 of heart failure in Ithaca, New York. Sternglass corresponded early in his career with Albert Einstein, who encouraged him to pursue applied physics over theoretical research. Cornell says Sternglass' research helped lead to a sensitive...

Claude Criquielion, 58 (1957 - 2015)

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