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Auther Lee Carpenter

72, Benton, Arkansas
June 1, 1942 - October 23, 2014

Leslie Odell Witham

64, Benton, Arkansas
December 24, 1949 - October 23, 2014

Brenda Sue (Martin) Reed

58, Bald Knob, Arkansas
January 30, 1956 - October 23, 2014

Minnie Louise Cornell

75, Little Rock, Arkansas
February 12, 1939 - October 22, 2014

Robert Lee Stough

58, Searcy, Arkansas
July 7, 1956 - October 22, 2014

Kyle Andrew Baker

18, Searcy, Arkansas
October 18, 1996 - October 22, 2014

Charles R. EMERSON

78, Sherwood, Arkansas
June 16, 1936 - October 22, 2014

Mary L. Kelly

82, Sherwood, Arkansas
August 8, 1932 - October 22, 2014

Raymond Bermingham

79, Benton, Arkansas
March 9, 1935 - October 22, 2014

Barbara Gail Lane

66, Conway, Arkansas
August 6, 1948 - October 22, 2014

Edna Blankenship

94, Little Rock, Arkansas
December 15, 1919 - October 22, 2014

Raymon Jerrell Hefner

82, Beebe, Arkansas
October 5, 1932 - October 21, 2014

Mary Ellen Roberts

47, Alexander, Arkansas
September 16, 1967 - October 21, 2014

Harvey L. Wade

86, Mabelvale, Arkansas
May 29, 1928 - October 21, 2014

Robert Green

86, Conway, Arkansas
July 22, 1928 - October 21, 2014

Daniel Phillip Montgomery

75, Benton, Arkansas
May 14, 1939 - October 21, 2014

Annie Louise Hobbs

81, Conway, Arkansas
September 25, 1933 - October 21, 2014

Patsy Gene Williams

72, Searcy, Arkansas
January 2, 1942 - October 21, 2014

Mava Brown

99, Little Rock, Arkansas
September 21, 1915 - October 21, 2014

Annie M. Estep

82, Sherwood, Arkansas
August 16, 1932 - October 21, 2014

Marvin F. Cohen

93, Little Rock, Arkansas
July 30, 1921 - October 21, 2014

Mary Geneva Richmond

77, Haskell, Arkansas
June 23, 1937 - October 21, 2014

Pamela Petersen

50, Bauxite, Arkansas
June 5, 1964 - October 21, 2014

Rodger Reeve Hambrick

North Little Rock, Arkansas
October 20, 2014

Jim Franklin

66, Searcy, Arkansas
September 15, 1948 - October 20, 2014

Jessine Neemann

54, Cabot, Arkansas
April 18, 1960 - October 20, 2014

Mary Katherine Henning

88, Jacksonville, Arkansas
February 7, 1926 - October 20, 2014

Virginia Lois Mitchell

74, Des Arc, Arkansas
October 21, 1939 - October 20, 2014

Sarah Lorrine Mannis Baxter

81, Sherwood, Arkansas
September 10, 1933 - October 20, 2014

Joy Hammons

32, Benton, Arkansas
July 30, 1982 - October 20, 2014

Graycee Summers

Benton, Arkansas
August 5, 2014 - October 20, 2014

Anna Bell Andrews

64, Bald Knob, Arkansas
June 28, 1950 - October 20, 2014

Beverly Ann Wyllia

61, Morrilton, Arkansas
September 27, 1953 - October 20, 2014

George Swift Fletcher, Jr.

95, Little Rock, Arkansas
January 26, 1919 - October 19, 2014

William Mead Nichols

84, Jacksonville, Arkansas
April 20, 1930 - October 19, 2014

Renea Deann Rushin

42, Little Rock, Arkansas
October 19, 2014

Steven B. Rich

61, Holland, Arkansas
October 5, 1953 - October 19, 2014

Odell Stricklin

83, North Little Rock, Arkansas
June 9, 1931 - October 19, 2014

Glenda Golden

75, Cabot, Arkansas
July 17, 1939 - October 19, 2014

Margaret F. Elliott

91, Benton, Arkansas
October 16, 1923 - October 19, 2014

Jimmy Ellis Oglesby, Sr.

78, Benton, Arkansas
October 9, 1936 - October 19, 2014

Larry Paul Melton

55, Perryville, Arkansas
August 6, 1959 - October 19, 2014

Mary Helen Gordon

81, Benton, Arkansas
August 10, 1933 - October 19, 2014

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Clark McEntire (2014)

Clark McEntire The Associated PressCOALGATE, Okla. (AP) — The father of country music star Reba McEntire has died in Oklahoma.A post on the singer's verified Twitter account Friday says Clark McEntire passed away Thursday night in Coalgate.The director of Brown's Funeral Service in nearby Atoka confirmed the death, saying McEntire had been in declining health since suffering a stroke a few years ago. He was 86.A post on the country star's Instagram account says her father was "born and bred a cowboy," and...

Le Minh Thai (2014)

Le Minh Thai JULIE WATSON, The Associated PressSAN DIEGO (AP) — Le Minh Thai, a photojournalist who covered the Vietnam War for The Associated Press and Time Life, has died. He was 93.Thai died Oct. 10 at a nursing home in Encinitas, where he had been living for the past seven years, his daughter, Quynh Thai, told The Associated Press.The eldest son of a merchant family in Vietnam's ancient port city of Hoi An, Thai went on to become a member of the Saigon press corps who first worked for The Associated...

Joan Quigley, 87 (1927 - 2014)

Joan Quigley The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joan Quigley, the astrologer who helped determine President Ronald Reagan's schedule and claimed to have convinced him to soften his stance toward the Soviet Union, has died at the age of 87.Quigley died Oct. 21 at her San Francisco home after an unspecified illness, the San Francisco Chronicle, quoting Quigley's sister, Ruth, said Friday.Nancy Reagan began consulting Quigley after the 1981 assassination attempt on her husband. She wanted to keep him...

Cpl. Nathan Cirillo (2014)

Cpl. Nathan Cirillo OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that was stopped cold when he was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms. Canada's prime minister called it the country's second terrorist attack in three days. "We will not be intimidated. Canada will never be intimidated," Prime Minister Stephen Harper vowed in an address to the nation. Unfolding just before 10 a.m., while lawmakers...

Frank Mankiewicz, 90 (1924 - 2014)

Frank Mankiewicz JENNIFER C. KERR, The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Frank Mankiewicz, the press secretary who went before television cameras to announce the death of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and later served as political director for presidential candidate George McGovern, died Thursday. He was 90.Mankiewicz died of a heart attack at George Washington University Hospital, said a family friend, journalist Adam Clymer.Mankiewicz was a longtime Democratic political operative as well as a lawyer, journalist...

Jean Sawyer Hayes (2014)

Jean Sawyer Hayes The Associated PressLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jean Sawyer Hayes, the 94-year-old mother of ABC journalist Diane Sawyer, has died.Pearson's Funeral Home confirmed the death but said obituary information wasn't available yet. She died Wednesday after a long illness.The Courier-Journal said Hayes was a Monticello, Kentucky, native and a longtime elementary school teacher.Sawyer told the newspaper Thursday that her mother was optimistic, spunky and energetic, traits that were useful in working with...

John "Bull" Bramlett, 73 (1941 - 2014)

John "Bull" Bramlett The Associated PressMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — John "Bull" Bramlett, a former professional football and baseball player who was nicknamed the "Meanest Man in Football," has died. He was 73.Shelby County Mayor's Office spokesman Steve Shular told The Associated Press that family members say the Memphis native died early Thursday. Shular said Mayor Mark H. Luttrell was close to Bramlett, who had been in declining health. Terry Richards, funeral director of Memorial Park Funeral Home in Memphis,...

Raphael Ravenscroft, 60 (1954 - 2014)

Raphael Ravenscroft The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Musician Raphael Ravenscroft, who played one of the most famous saxophone solos of all time on Gerry Rafferty's "Baker Street," has died. He was 60.Ravenscroft's family says he died Sunday after being taken to a hospital near his home in Exeter, southwest England. The BBC said a heart attack was the suspected cause of death.The bluesy eight-bar sax riff helped make "Baker Street" a soft-rock hit. It reached No. 3 in Britain and No. 2 in the U.S in 1978, and...

Nelson Bunker Hunt, 88 (1926 - 2014)

Nelson Bunker Hunt The Associated PressDALLAS (AP) — Nelson Bunker Hunt, a Texas oilman who once tried to corner the silver market with one of his brothers only to see the move end in financial disaster, has died. He was 88.Hunt died Tuesday at a Dallas assisted-living center after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, his brother, W. Herbert Hunt, said.Hunt was among the world's wealthiest men. His father was legendary Texas oilman H.L. Hunt, who left behind a multibillion-dollar fortune and Placid Oil Co.,...

Alfred Wertheimer (2014)

Alfred Wertheimer LINDA DEUTSCH, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alfred Wertheimer, the photographer whose portraits of Elvis Presley documented the birth of a music legend, has died. Wertheimer, who was 85, died of natural causes Sunday at his New York apartment, said Chris Murray, who owns Washington, D.C's Govinda Gallery which counts Wertheimer among its artists. Wertheimer was 26 when he was assigned to photograph the unknown 21-year-old singer. He traveled with Elvis from New York to...

Ben Bradlee, 93 (1921 - 2014)

Ben Bradlee NANCY BENAC, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place. The raspy-voiced, hard-charging editor who invigorated The Washington Post got an early break as a journalist thanks to his friendship with one president, John F. Kennedy, and became famous for his role in toppling another, Richard Nixon, in the Watergate scandal. Bradlee, 93, died at home Tuesday of natural causes, the Post reported. A...

Peter Daland, 93 (1921 - 2014)

Peter Daland The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Peter Daland, who coached the University of Southern California swim team to nine NCAA championships and mentored Olympic gold medal winners, has died. He was 93.Daland died Monday in Thousand Oaks, according to a statement from the university. He had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease, the school said.Daland spent more than 45 years coaching at the club and college levels. He coached the U.S. women in the 1964 Olympics as they won six golds medals...

Raymond Beadle, 70 (1943 - 2014)

Raymond Beadle The Associated PressWACO, Texas (AP) — Raymond Beadle, a three-time NHRA Funny Car world champion and a championship NASCAR team owner, has died. He was 70.The NHRA said Beadle died Monday at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.Beadle won 28 NHRA national events and titles from 1979-81. He was a two-time winner of the U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis.Beadle fielded his first NASCAR team in 1983 with the late Tim Richmond, who won two races for the car owner. Beadle then fielded cars for...

Ayatollah Mohammadreza Mahdavi Kani, 83 (1931 - 2014)

Ayatollah  Mohammadreza  Mahdavi  Kani The Associated PressTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A leading Iranian cleric, Ayatollah Mohammadreza Mahdavi Kani, who headed the country's most influential clerical body charged with choosing or dismissing the nation's supreme leader, has died. He was 83.Kani was the chairman of the Assembly of Experts, a body of 86 senior clerics that monitors the supreme leader and picks a successor after his death. That makes it potentially one of the most powerful institutions in Iran, although it does not involve...

Tom Slade (1936 - 2014)

Tom  Slade The Associated PressJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tom Slade, who led the Republican Party of Florida as Jeb Bush and the GOP rose to power, died Monday after being hospitalized last week for heart failure, according to a statement released by a family spokeswoman. He was 78.Slade led the party from 1993 to 1999, a period in which Bush lost a 1994 election to Gov. Lawton Chiles, Republicans took over the Legislature and Bush won the governorship in 1998.The governor's mansion, House, Senate and...

Lou Lucier, 96 (1918 - 2014)

Lou Lucier The Associated PressBOSTON (AP) — Lou Lucier, who was the oldest surviving former Boston Red Sox player, has died at the age of 96.The team says Lucier (LOO'-cee-ur) had a stroke earlier this month and died on Saturday.A right-handed pitcher, Lucier played parts of three major league seasons during World War II with the Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies. In all, he was 3-5 with a 3.81 ERA in 33 games.A native of Northbridge, Massachusetts, he is survived by two daughters, five grandchildren,...

Gough Whitlam, 98 (1916 - 2014)

Gough Whitlam ROD McGUIRK, The Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, whose government was credited with instituting lasting social reforms during a short tenure that ended in a bitter constitutional crisis, died Tuesday at the age of 98. Although national leader for only three turbulent years until 1975, the legacy of Whitlam's Labor Party government remains to this day. Many of its legislative and social innovations, once regarded as radical, are...

Oscar de La Renta, 80 (1934 - 2014)

Oscar de La Renta SHELLEY ACOCA, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could carefully inspect each model just as she was about to emerge in one of his sumptuous, impeccably constructed designs. At the end of the show, the legendary designer himself emerged, supported by two of his models. He didn't walk on his own, and didn't go far, but he was beaming from ear to ear. He...

Miloslava Rezkova-Hubnerova, 64 (1950 - 2014)

Miloslava Rezkova-Hubnerova The Associated PressPRAGUE (AP) — Miloslava Rezkova-Hubnerova, who won the Olympic gold in women's high jump for Czechoslovakia in 1968 aged 18, has died.The Czech athletics federation says Monday that Rezkova-Hubnerova died overnight after battling a serious long-term disease. She was 64.In a surprising victory, Rezkova-Hubnerova cleared 1.82 meters to claim gold at the Mexico Games. To stay calm, she was reading "Three Men in a Boat" by Jerome K. Jerome before her title-winning jump.In...

Rene Burri, 81 (1933 - 2014)

Rene Burri The Associated PressGENEVA (AP) — Rene Burri, a Swiss photographer best known for his iconic black and white portraits of Communist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara and painter Pablo Picasso, has died. He was 81.Magnum Photos, the agency of which he had been a long-time member, confirmed Burri died in Zurich Monday of cancer."Not only was he one of the great post-war photographers, he was also one of the most generous people I have had the privilege to meet," Martin Parr, the president of...

Paul Craft, 76 (1938 - 2014)

Paul Craft The Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville songwriter and Hall of Famer Paul Craft has died in Tennessee at the age of 76.The Tennessean newspaper reported that Craft died Saturday at a Nashville hospital "after years of deteriorating health."Craft penned the words to songs made famous by the likes of Ray Stevens, Mark Chestnutt, Alison Krauss, the Eagles and Linda Rondstadt.He was inducted earlier this month into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame after being nominated...

Stan Saleski (2014)

Stan Saleski The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The World Series-bound San Francisco Giants say longtime major league scout Stan Saleski has died. He was 59.The team announced Friday that Saleski died unexpectedly last Saturday in Baltimore while scouting the AL Championship Series.Saleski spent more than three decades scouting at the major league level for the Giants, Marlins and New York Yankees. He worked for the Marlins during their run to the franchise's first World Series championship in 1997,...

Tim Hauser, 72 (1941 - 2014)

Tim Hauser MESFIN FEKADU, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Tim Hauser, the founder and singer of the Grammy-winning vocal troupe The Manhattan Transfer, died Thursday from cardiac arrest, band representative JoAnn Geffen said Friday. He was 72.Hauser founded Manhattan Transfer, who released their debut album in the early 1970s and launched hits such as "Operator" and "The Boy from New York City." They went on to win multiple pop and jazz Grammy Awards. Their critically acclaimed album, 1985's ...

Nobby Wirkowski, 88 (1926 - 2014)

Nobby Wirkowski The Associated PressTORONTO (AP) — Nobby Wirkowski, the star quarterback who played for Woody Hayes in college before leading the Toronto Argonauts to the 1952 Grey Cup title and later coaching the CFL team, has died. He was 88.His death was confirmed by the team Thursday.Wirkowski also played for Hamilton and Calgary in the 1950s before returning to Toronto in 1960 when a knee injury during an exhibition game ended his career. He became an assistant coach that year and the head coach midway...

John Spencer-Churchill, 88 (1926 - 2014)

John Spencer-Churchill The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — John Spencer-Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough and a cousin and godson of British wartime leader Winston Churchill, has died. He was 88.Blenheim Palace said Spencer-Churchill died Thursday morning.His son Jamie is expected to inherit his father's title and become the 12th Duke of Marlborough.Prime Minister David Cameron said Spencer-Churchill will be deeply missed and praised his community involvement.Spencer-Churchill had been married four times. He is...