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Ruth O. Gough

78, Judsonia, Arkansas
June 5, 1936 - March 6, 2015

Rachel Bennett

81, Alexander, Arkansas
December 10, 1933 - March 6, 2015

Wanda Abernathy Brown

82, Plumerville, Arkansas
October 7, 1932 - March 5, 2015

Paul B. NAYLOR, Sr.

82, Little Rock, Arkansas
July 10, 1932 - March 5, 2015

Rose Goad

85, Little Rock, Arkansas
May 26, 1929 - March 4, 2015

Robert Lee Jones

88, Little Rock, Arkansas
August 24, 1926 - March 3, 2015

Lovie Clark

81, Drasco, Arkansas
March 6, 1933 - March 3, 2015

Fred Alton Sullivan, Sr.

92, Little Rock, Arkansas
May 18, 1922 - March 3, 2015

Chester Anderson Ingram

88, Little Rock, Arkansas
October 4, 1926 - March 3, 2015

Virginia Nell Baker

72, Cabot, Arkansas
August 5, 1942 - March 3, 2015

Sharon Lynn McGuire

65, Benton, Arkansas
March 13, 1949 - March 3, 2015

Brandon Tyler White

23, Little Rock, Arkansas
March 3, 2015

Martha Laverne Baker

92, Cabot, Arkansas
January 31, 1923 - March 3, 2015

Arthur J. Compton

88, Little Rock, Arkansas
November 9, 1926 - March 3, 2015

Clarence Kent Brough

83, Little Rock, Arkansas
October 15, 1931 - March 3, 2015

Shannon Martin

30, Mabelvale, Arkansas
September 7, 1984 - March 3, 2015

George Wallace Durley

65, Cabot, Arkansas
September 3, 1949 - March 2, 2015

Betty Sue Bodiford

79, Benton, Arkansas
November 18, 1935 - March 2, 2015

Charles W. Sheppard

80, Beebe, Arkansas
June 23, 1934 - March 2, 2015

Juanita West

74, Sherwood, Arkansas
January 5, 1941 - March 2, 2015

Cody Deal Freeman, Sr.

83, Mayflower, Arkansas
July 25, 1931 - March 2, 2015

Grady Mills

65, Conway, Arkansas
October 26, 1949 - March 2, 2015

John Patrick Wilson

31, Benton, Arkansas
July 1, 1983 - March 2, 2015

Wilma Jean Cherry

98, Cabot, Arkansas
December 16, 1916 - March 2, 2015

James "Mickey" Smith

61, Griffithville, Arkansas
April 1, 1953 - March 2, 2015

Leon Bee Bush, Jr.

74, North Little Rock, Arkansas
May 8, 1940 - March 1, 2015

William E. Meyers

87, Morrilton, Arkansas
April 9, 1927 - March 1, 2015

Lovie Ruth Brown

81, Beebe, Arkansas
December 13, 1933 - March 1, 2015

Ruby Carter Willis

96, Cabot, Arkansas
July 21, 1918 - March 1, 2015

Jeff McKnight

52, Bee Branch, Arkansas
February 18, 1963 - March 1, 2015

Maria Diana Trevino

77, Little Rock, Arkansas
February 17, 1938 - March 1, 2015

Gertrude L. Pitcock

98, Little Rock, Arkansas
May 27, 1916 - March 1, 2015

James P. Rogers

80, Little Rock, Arkansas
October 27, 1934 - March 1, 2015

J. W. McGinnis

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

Jess Hicks

95, England, Arkansas
April 12, 1919 - February 28, 2015

Dorothy Cauldwell DeHaven

90, Beebe, Arkansas
March 17, 1924 - February 28, 2015

Oliver R. Carter

91, Little Rock, Arkansas
February 28, 2015

Richard Spades

91, North Little Rock, Arkansas
December 25, 1923 - February 28, 2015

Laverne Ballew

88, Perryville, Arkansas
July 24, 1926 - February 28, 2015

Evelyn M. Wilson

89, North Little Rock, Arkansas
February 2, 1926 - February 28, 2015

Leo D. Langrell

79, Quitman, Arkansas
September 15, 1935 - February 28, 2015

Leon Thomas

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

Joseph Chapin

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

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Daniel von Bargen, 64 (1950 - 2015)

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Albert Maysles, 88 (1926 - 2015)

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Alex Johnson (2015)

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Bill Schweitzer (2015)

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Mal Peet (2015)

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Claude Dilain, 66 (1948 - 2015)

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Gordie Gillespie, 88 (1926 - 2015)

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Deedee Corradini, 70 (1944 - 2015)

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Ezra Laderman, 90 (1924 - 2015)

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Christian Welp, 51 (1964 - 2015)

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Natalia Revuelta Clews, 89 (1925 - 2015)

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Minnie Minoso, 89 (1925 - 2015)

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

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Earl Lloyd, 86 (1928 - 2015)

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Leonard Nimoy, 83 (1931 - 2015)

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