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Doyle Pasley

80, Searcy, Arkansas
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67, Greenbrier, Arkansas
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66, North Little Rock, Arkansas
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99, Bee Branch, Arkansas
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76, Jacksonville, Arkansas
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David Scott Shambaugh

59, Cabot, Arkansas
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Betty Turnbough

76, Mayflower, Arkansas
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December 30, 1949 - April 24, 2015

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97, Little Rock, Arkansas
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86, Little Rock, Arkansas
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65, Conway, Arkansas
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96, Conway, Arkansas
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70, Little Rock, Arkansas
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76, Benton, Arkansas
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54, Jacksonville, Arkansas
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61, Bauxite, Arkansas
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46, Bee Branch, Arkansas
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71, Bryant, Arkansas
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69, Morrilton, Arkansas
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78, Morrilton, Arkansas
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92, Little Rock, Arkansas
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70, Cabot, Arkansas
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Juan Leon (2015)

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Cardinal Francis George, 78 (1937 - 2015)

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U.S. Sen. Robert Griffin, 91 (1923 - 2015)

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