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76, Sherwood, Arkansas
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96, North Little Rock, Arkansas
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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91, Little Rock, Arkansas
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90, Conway, Arkansas
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83, Conway, Arkansas
May 8, 1931 - November 25, 2014

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88, Little Rock, Arkansas
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77, Benton, Arkansas
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97, Benton, Arkansas
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85, Perryville, Arkansas
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88, Wooster, Arkansas
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84, Griffithville, Arkansas
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75, Little Rock, Arkansas
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81, Little Rock, Arkansas
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56, Little Rock, Arkansas
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82, No Little Rock, Arkansas
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84, Conway, Arkansas
September 21, 1930 - November 24, 2014

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76, Sherwood, Arkansas
May 12, 1938 - November 24, 2014

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89, Little Rock, Arkansas
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87, Little Rock, Arkansas
February 27, 1927 - November 23, 2014

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58, Alexander, Arkansas
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83, Conway, Arkansas
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87, Conway, Arkansas
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85, Jacksonville, Arkansas
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62, Cabot, Arkansas
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97, Little Rock, Arkansas
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Bob Baker (2014)

Bob Baker The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Baker, the founder of one of America's oldest puppet theaters, died Friday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 90.The cause of death was kidney failure, his biographer, Gregory Williams, said.The Bob Baker Marionette Theater captivated children and adults with its ornate wooden puppets and props. The theater was a vestige of the days when marionettes were widely used on stage and television and playhouses dotted the streets of downtown Los Angeles."He...

Roberto 'Chespirito' Gomez Bolanos, 85 (1929 - 2014)

Roberto 'Chespirito' Gomez Bolanos By ISAAC GARRIDO, The Associated PressMEXICO CITY (AP) — Roberto Gomez Bolanos, the iconic Mexican comedian who wrote and played the boy television character "El Chavo del Ocho" that defined a generation for millions of Latin American children, died Friday at age 85.Known as "Chespirito" (chess-pee-REE-to), he changed comedy in Latin America, taking his inspiration from Laurel and Hardy as well as Mexico's other transcendent comedian who eventually made it to Hollywood, Cantinflas.His two...

Saeed Akl, 102 (1912 - 2014)

Saeed Akl Obit Text Preview The Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — Saeed Akl, Lebanon's leading poet whose fame spread throughout the Arab world, has died, state media and officials said Friday. He was 102. The ultra-nationalist Akl wrote his poems in classical Arabic as well as the Lebanese dialect, which he referred to as "the Lebanese language." Some of his most famous poems were sung by Lebanon's top singer, Fayrouz, including the emotional "Take Me Back to My Country," a song that was played...

Jack Kyle, 88 (1926 - 2014)

Jack Kyle The Associated Press DUBLIN (AP) — Jack Kyle, the dashing flyhalf for Ireland in the 1940s and '50s and one of rugby's greatest players, has died. He was 88. The Irish Rugby Football Union said Friday he died Thursday after a prolonged but unspecified illness. Kyle played 46 times for Ireland during an 11-year international career, scoring seven tries. He helped the country win a grand slam in the Five Nations in 1948 — a feat not achieved again by the Irish until 2009 in the Six...

Frank Yablans, 79 (1935 - 2014)

Frank Yablans The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Frank Yablans, a former president of Paramount Pictures in the 1970s who oversaw the release of several groundbreaking pictures, has died. Yablans died of natural causes Thursday morning at his home in Los Angeles, his son Eddy Yablans told The Associated Press on Thursday. He was 79. Yablans was president at Paramount when the studio reeled out such well-known hits as "The Godfather," ''Chinatown," ''Paper Moon" and "Murder on the Orient Express...

P.D. James, 94 (1920 - 2014)

P.D.  James By JILL LAWLESS, The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — P.D. James took the classic British detective story into tough modern terrain, complete with troubled relationships and brutal violence, and never accepted that crime writing was second-class literature.James, who has died aged 94, is best known as the creator of sensitive Scotland Yard sleuth Adam Dalgliesh. But her wickedly acute imagination ranged widely, inserting a murder into the mannered world of Jane Austen in "Death Comes to...

Matteo Cassani (2014)

Matteo Cassani The Associated PressBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The general manager of an Italian-owned electricity company in Romania has died after falling from the company building in Bucharest.Enel confirmed that Matteo Cassani, the Italian general manager of Enel Energy and Enel Energy Muntenia, died Thursday.Police spokesman Bogdan Ghebaur said police and a prosecutor were investigating "a suspicious death."The 41-year-old Cassani fell onto a busy street and was treated by a passing ambulance but died...

Phillip Hughes, 15 (1998 - 2014)

Phillip Hughes By DENNIS PASSA, The Associated PressSYDNEY (AP) — Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died Thursday from a "catastrophic" injury to his head, two days after being struck by a delivery during a match.Australia captain Michael Clarke, trying to compose himself several times, read a brief statement on behalf of Hughes' parents, brother and sister at a news conference at St. Vincent's Hospital that was broadcast live around Australia."We're devastated by the loss of our much-loved son and...

"Mad" Frankie Fraser, 91 (1923 - 2014)

"Mad" Frankie Fraser By JILL LAWLESS, The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — "Mad" Frankie Fraser, an old-school London criminal who spent more than 40 years in prison and became an underworld celebrity, has died. He was 90. Eddie Richardson, sometime boss of a crime family with which Fraser was associated, confirmed he died Wednesday. Fraser had been in a hospital for an operation on his leg. "He's had a long life and I don't think he's done too bad," Richardson said. Fraser was among the last survivors...

Gilles Tremblay, 75 (1938 - 2014)

Gilles Tremblay The Associated Press MONTREAL (AP) — Gilles Tremblay, a former Montreal Canadiens forward who played on four Stanley Cup-winning teams in the 1960s, has died. He was 75. The team announced Tremblay died Wednesday in Montreal. He played his entire nine-year career with the Canadiens, scoring 168 goals and adding 162 assists over 509 regular-season games. An exceptional skater known for his contributions on both ends of the ice, Tremblay helped Montreal reach the Stanley Cups in 1965-66...

Leo Moskovitz (2014)

Leo Moskovitz The Associated PressJERMYN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania banker and philanthropist who said the key to his longevity was having an unlisted phone number has died at age 109.Leo Moskovitz would have turned 110 on Dec. 8. A funeral director says Moskovitz died Monday.Moskovitz founded First National Bank of Jermyn and served as its president until 1993. The University of Scranton commemorated Moskovitz's support by naming a theater for him and wife Ann.Moskovitz joked that he lived so long because...

Sabah, 87 (1927 - 2014)

Sabah By DIAA HADID, The Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — Beloved for her powerful voice and brazen in the conservative Arab world for her multiple marriages, Lebanese singer, actress and entertainer Sabah never seemed far from the limelight during her six-decade career. And even while playfully mocked in her later years for clinging to youth through plastic surgeries, flings with far-younger men and garish outfits, Sabah remained cherished for her love of life and positive outlook even into old...

Murray Oliver, 77 (1937 - 2014)

Murray Oliver The Associated PressMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Murray Oliver, a five-time NHL All-Star who briefly coached the Minnesota North Stars, has died from a heart attack. He was 77.Oliver, who died on Sunday, played for the Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs and North Stars in a career that started in 1957 and ended in 1975. He scored 274 goals in 1,127 NHL games. He finished second in rookie of the year voting in 1960 after scoring 20 goals for the Red Wings.He went on to become an...

Dorothy "Dodo" Cheney, 98 (1916 - 2014)

Dorothy "Dodo" Cheney The Associated PressNEWPORT, Rhode Island (AP) — The International Tennis Hall of Fame says Dorothy "Dodo" Cheney, the first American woman to win the tournament now known as the Australian Open, has died at age 98.The Hall says Tuesday that Cheney died Sunday in Escondido, California, following a brief illness.She was inducted in 2004, and was introduced at the ceremony by fellow member John McEnroe.In addition to her 1938 singles title at the Australian Championships, Cheney reached the...

Juan Carlos Llorca (2014)

Juan Carlos Llorca The Associated PressEL PASO, Texas (AP) — Juan Carlos Llorca, a veteran Associated Press journalist who covered immigration and the drug war along the U.S.-Mexico border, and whose reporting on illegal international adoptions helped prompt national reforms in Guatemala, has died at age 40.Llorca collapsed at his home Monday in El Paso, Texas, and was rushed to a hospital, but he was pronounced dead, according to his sister, Maria Jimena Llorca. The cause of his death is pending."Juan Carlos...

Dr. Denham Harman, 98 (1916 - 2014)

Dr. Denham  Harman By JOSH FUNK, The Associated PressOMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — Dr. Denham Harman, a renowned scientist who developed the most widely accepted theory on aging that's now used to study cancer, Alzheimer's disease and other illnesses, has died in Nebraska at age 98.Harman, who worked into his mid-90s at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, died Tuesday after a brief illness at a hospital in Omaha, medical center spokesman Tom O'Connor said.Harvard Medical School professor David Sinclair said...

Ray Sadecki, 73 (1940 - 2014)

Ray Sadecki The Associated PressMESA, Ariz. (AP) — Ray Sadecki, who pitched in the major leagues for 18 seasons and won 20 games for the 1964 World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals, has died from complications of blood cancer, his son, Steve, said. Sadecki was 73.Sadecki made his major league debut at age 19 with the Cardinals in 1960. In 1964, he went 20-11 and helped St. Louis win the National League pennant. The Cardinals beat the New York Yankees in the World Series in seven games.Sadecki was...

Pat Quinn, 71 (1943 - 2014)

Pat Quinn The Associated PressVANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Pat Quinn, a former defenseman and longtime NHL coach and executive who brought a gruff and passionate presence to hockey across the decades, has died at 71.He died Sunday night in Vancouver after a long illness, the Hockey Hall of Fame and the Western Hockey League's Vancouver Giants said Monday. Quinn was co-owner of the team.Quinn played parts of nine seasons in the NHL and went on to coach the Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings,...

Larry Kelm, 49 (1964 - 2014)

Larry Kelm The Associated PressCOLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Larry Kelm, a linebacker on Texas A&M's Wrecking Crew defense who went on to play in the NFL, has died. He was 49.The university said Monday he died this weekend in an accident while hunting. No other details were given.Kelm was a linebacker for the Aggies from 1983-86. He was drafted in the fourth round in 1987 and played with the Los Angeles Rams from 1987-92. He finished his career with the San Francisco 49ers in 1993.Former Texas A&M coach...

Michael Shanahan (2014)

Michael Shanahan By WILL LESTER, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Shanahan, a veteran Washington political reporter for The Associated Press and Newhouse Newspapers who used that experience to teach new generations of students at George Washington University about the business he loved, died Saturday. Frank Sesno, director of George Washington's School of Media and Public Affairs, said Shanahan died Saturday morning, surrounded by family, after suffering a severe stroke earlier in the week...

Viktor Tikhonov, 84 (1930 - 2014)

Viktor  Tikhonov The Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Viktor Tikhonov, the Soviet hockey coach whose teams won three Olympic gold medals but fell to the United States in the "Miracle on Ice," died after a long illness. He was 84. Russia's Kontinental Hockey League said early Monday that Tikhonov died during the night. He had been receiving treatment at home for an undisclosed illness that had left him unable to walk in recent weeks. "The entire global hockey community has lost a great coach," Vladislav...

Marion Barry, 78 (1936 - 2014)

Marion Barry BEN NUCKOLS, The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry, whose four terms were overshadowed by his 1990 arrest after being caught on videotape smoking crack cocaine, died Sunday morning. He was 78.Barry D.C. council spokeswoman LaToya Foster says he died shortly after midnight Sunday at a hospital in Washington.Despite his problems, Barry maintained a solid following, particularly in lower-income, primarily black sections of the city. He staged yet...

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)

Dr. David Greer JENNIFER McDERMOTT, The Associated PressPROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) — David Greer, a doctor who co-founded a group that won the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize for working to prevent nuclear war and who helped transform the medical school at Brown University, has died. He was 89.Greer was a founding director of the Nobel-winning International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. He had heart disease and died Tuesday at his home in Fall River, Massachusetts, said his daughter, Linda Greer.In...

The Duchess of Alba, 88 (1926 - 2014)

The Duchess  of Alba CIARAN GILES, The Associated PressMADRID (AP) — The Duchess of Alba, one of Spain's wealthiest and most colorful aristocrats and recognized as the world's most titled noble, has died. She was 88.Maria del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva was related to Winston Churchill and shared toys with the future Queen Elizabeth — they were born less than a month apart — while living in England as a girl.Twice-widowed, the fabulously wealthy noble had an outspoken nature and a predilection...