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James Carl Powell

89, Searcy, Arkansas
March 21, 1925 - July 23, 2014

Rosie Arnell Quinn

89, Bald Knob, Arkansas
July 6, 1925 - July 23, 2014

William Troy Skinner

78, Benton, Arkansas
September 2, 1935 - July 23, 2014

Madge Diggs

44, Mabelvale, Arkansas
September 12, 1969 - July 23, 2014

Mattie O. Perry

95, North Little Rock, Arkansas
October 4, 1918 - July 23, 2014

Alice Marie Ridgell

95, Bryant, Arkansas
February 6, 1919 - July 23, 2014

Barry M. Livingston

76, Little Rock, Arkansas
July 15, 1938 - July 22, 2014

Ruby Reynolds

91, Little Rock, Arkansas
January 19, 1923 - July 22, 2014

Nadeen Roberson

87, Little Rock, Arkansas
August 30, 1926 - July 22, 2014

Eva Mae Tolley Goff

94, Conway, Arkansas
November 15, 1919 - July 22, 2014

Jewel Marie Gibbins

77, England, Arkansas
May 19, 1937 - July 22, 2014

Blanche Morrison Ward

85, Little Rock, Arkansas
July 21, 2014

Sandra Lynn Barnes

58, Mayflower, Arkansas
July 21, 2014

Johnny Gillham

82, Mc Rae, Arkansas
February 7, 1932 - July 21, 2014

John Victor Spurrier

77, Wooster, Arkansas
October 11, 1936 - July 21, 2014

Nettie Jayne Stepp

83, Cabot, Arkansas
July 1, 1931 - July 21, 2014

Randall Wayne "Randy" Walker

59, Searcy, Arkansas
September 19, 1954 - July 21, 2014

Rose M. Loftin

82, Conway, Arkansas
April 21, 1932 - July 21, 2014

Esther Irene English

90, Searcy, Arkansas
April 8, 1924 - July 21, 2014

Janet Elaine Price

65, Beebe, Arkansas
November 5, 1948 - July 20, 2014

Clyde Barnwell Duke

92, Austin, Arkansas
April 6, 1922 - July 20, 2014

Mildred Lee Spears

North Little Rock, Arkansas
July 20, 2014

Heather Elizabeth Barbee

27, Conway, Arkansas
June 4, 1987 - July 20, 2014

Gene Slayton, Jr.

78, North Little Rock, Arkansas
July 20, 2014

Blanche Santoro

88, North Little Rock, Arkansas
March 31, 1926 - July 20, 2014

Laquita Ann Taylor

65, Conway, Arkansas
July 20, 2014

Elton Eugene Hughes

81, Searcy, Arkansas
December 27, 1932 - July 20, 2014

Pamela Jean Watts

66, Cabot, Arkansas
March 9, 1948 - July 19, 2014

Billy R. Baker

76, Cabot, Arkansas
September 11, 1937 - July 19, 2014

Oscar L. Brown

88, North Little Rock, Arkansas
July 19, 2014

Beatrice Clark

89, Greers Ferry, Arkansas
August 20, 1924 - July 19, 2014

Zona Yvonne Covey

90, Judsonia, Arkansas
July 13, 1924 - July 19, 2014

Notable Obituaries

Robert Newhouse (2014)

Robert Newhouse The Associated PressDALLAS (AP) — Robert Newhouse, who played running back for the Dallas Cowboys for 12 seasons and went to three Super Bowls, has died. He was 64.Newhouse's son, Rodd Newhouse, says his father died Tuesday at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, after a battle with heart disease.Newhouse had suffered a stroke in 2010.The burly running back was drafted by the Cowboys in 1972 out of the University of Houston, where he ran for 1,757 yards as a senior, a school record that still...

Johann Breyer (2014)

Johann Breyer The Associated PressPHILADELPHIA (AP) — The lawyer for a Nazi war crimes suspect says the 89-year-old Philadelphia man has died while awaiting extradition to Germany.Attorney Dennis Boyle told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Johann (YO'-hahn) Breyer died Tuesday night at a Philadelphia hospital.The revelation came on the same day a judge issued an order granting a request for Breyer to be extradited to Germany to face trial. It was still subject to U.S. government approval.The U.S....

Dan Borislow (2014)

Dan Borislow The Associated PressWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dan Borislow, the inventor of magicJack and a pioneer in developing phone calls over the Internet, died Monday, officials at the company he founded said. He was 52.A spokeswoman for MagicJack Vocaltec Ltd., said he died of a heart attack. In a statement, MagicJack CEO Gerald Vento praised Borislow as a visionary."Dan was a true telecom pioneer whose vision, creativity, energy, passion and single-minded focus was the driving force behind the...

Thomas Berger (2014)

Thomas Berger By HILLEL ITALIE NEW YORK (AP) — Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89. Berger's literary agent, Cristina Concepcion, said Monday that he died in Nyack Hospital on July 13, just days before his 90th birthday. He had been in failing health, Concepcion said. One of the last major authors to have served in World War II...

Kevin Skinner, 86 (1927 - 2014)

Kevin Skinner The Associated PressWELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Kevin Skinner, a famously rugged All Blacks prop who became part of New Zealand rugby folklore for his role in its first test series win over South Africa, has died. He was 86.New Zealand Rugby Union said Skinner, who was also a national heavyweight boxing champion, passed away Sunday night.Skinner played the last two tests of the 1956 series which New Zealand won 3-1 after being called from retirement to replace players injured in the first...

Sam Koch (2014)

Sam Koch The Associated PressAMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts men's soccer coach Sam Koch (coke), who led the Minutemen to a berth in the 2007 College Cup, has died after a two-year battle with sinus cancer.The university said in a statement that Koch died Sunday at his Hadley home. He was 59.Koch had a 222-182-45 record in 23 seasons at UMass. He won four regular-season Atlantic 10 Conference titles and two A-10 tournament championships, reaching the NCAA tournament three times.In 2007, the...

Curt Gentry, 83 (1931 - 2014)

Curt Gentry The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Curt Gentry, a San Francisco man who co-authored "Helter Skelter," the true-crime classic chronicling the Charles Manson case, has died at the age of 83.Pat Gentry said Sunday that his brother wrote 13 books throughout his career, picking only the topics that deeply engaged him.His best known work was "Helter Skelter," co-written with Vincent Bugliosi, the man who prosecuted Manson and his followers for murder. Gentry also wrote a highly critical...

Vic Atiyeh, 91 (1923 - 2014)

Vic Atiyeh JONATHAN J. COOPER, The Associated PressPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Vic Atiyeh, Oregon's last Republican governor who shepherded the state through a deep recession during two terms in the 1980s, died Sunday night, a family spokesman said.The former governor died at 8:15 p.m. PDT at Portland's Providence St. Vincent Medical Center of complications from renal failure, said Denny Miles, who had formerly served as Atiyeh's press secretary.He said that Atiyeh (pronounced uh-TEE-uh) was at home but had...

Karl Albrecht, 94 (1920 - 2014)

Karl Albrecht DAVID RISING, The Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Karl Albrecht, co-founder of the Aldi grocery store empire and one of the world's richest people, has died in the western German city of Essen. He was 94. Essen's city hall told The Associated Press that Albrecht was buried Monday in a family plot in a small ceremony in the city's Bredeney district where he lived. Aldi's press office said Albrecht died July 16. "He created a corporate culture of mutual respect, he trusted his employees...

Norberto Odebrecht (2014)

Norberto Odebrecht The Associated PressRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Norberto Odebrecht, founder of the Brazilian construction company behind large-scale projects such as dams and highways in the Amazon jungle and some of the World Cup stadiums, died Saturday of heart problems. He was 93.Odebrecht started the company in 1944 in the city of Salvador to carry on his father's legacy in the construction industry.The conglomerate that carries his name went on to lead ambitious projects such as paving a highway across the...

Skye McCole Bartusiak, 21 (1992 - 2014)

Skye McCole Bartusiak The Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak, who portrayed Mel Gibson's young daughter in the 2000 film "The Patriot," died in her Houston home, her mother said Sunday. She was 21. Bartusiak's mother, Helen Bartusiak, told The Associated Press the actress had been living in a garage apartment at her parents' home. She said the actress' boyfriend found her unresponsive on her bed Saturday. Helen Bartusiak said she tried to resuscitate her daughter but could not....

James Garner, 86 (1928 - 2014)

James Garner FRAZIER MOORE, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety. James Garner had a way of widening his eyes while the corner of his mouth sagged ever so slightly. Maybe he would swallow once to further make his point. This portrait of fleeting disquiet could be understood, and identified with, by every member of the audience. Never mind Garner was tall, brawny and, well, movie-star handsome. The persona he...

Bob Torrance (2014)

Bob Torrance The Associated Press, The Associated PressFormer Ryder Cup captain Sam Torrance says on Twitter that his father Bob, a respected Scottish golf coach who had been fighting cancer, has died. He was 82.Torrance posted a message Friday saying "sad day my dad just passed away peacefully in his sleep."Bob Torrance built Padraig Harrington's swing before his 2007 victory at Carnoustie in the British Open. Harrington also won the claret jug at Royal Birkdale in 2008.Darren Clarke, who won the British...

Otto Piene, 86 (1928 - 2014)

Otto Piene The Associated PressBERLIN (AP) — German artist Otto Piene, known for his colorful paintings and gigantic open-air sculptures, has died at age 86.Piene died suddenly on Thursday, shortly after the opening of his exhibition "More Sky" at Berlin's Neue Nationalgalerie museum. His death was confirmed Friday by Markus Farr, a spokesman for the group Friends of the Neue Nationalgalerie that helped organized the exhibit.Germany's Minister for Culture Monika Gruetters called Piene one of the last...

Elaine Stritch, 89 (1925 - 2014)

Elaine Stritch MARK KENNEDY, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Elaine Stritch was more than a Broadway actress. She was a New York institution, strolling around in a fur coat, pork pie hat or oversized sunglasses. She often wore shorts and ties, or just black stockings and a white flowing shirt. Her weapon of choice was the zinger. "I like anything I don't know about," she said in a 2010 interview with The Associated Press. "And I don't like most of the things I do." She also offered this: "The...

Johnny Winter, 70 (1944 - 2014)

Johnny Winter JOHN HEILPRIN, The Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — Texas blues legend Johnny Winter emblazoned himself into the world's consciousness with his tattooed arms churning out lightning-fast guitar riffs and his striking long white hair flowing from under his cowboy hat. His contrasting appearance and devotion to the blues pioneers of the 20th century turbo-charged a career in which he emulated and, ultimately, championed, his childhood hero Muddy Waters and other icons. Winters carved out a...

Jack W. Tocco (2014)

Jack W. Tocco The Associated Press GROSSE POINTE PARK, Michigan (AP) — Reputed Detroit mob boss Jack W. Tocco, who was convicted of racketeering in 1998 in a federal crackdown on organized crime, has died. He was 87. Tocco, who said he fought his entire life to clear his name, died Monday at home in a Detroit suburb, according to Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, which is handling arrangements. A cause of death wasn't released. Tocco, whose family had a linen business, grew up in suburban...

James MacGregor Burns, 95 (1918 - 2014)

James MacGregor Burns PHILIP MARCELO, The Associated PressBOSTON (AP) — James MacGregor Burns, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and political scientist who analyzed the nature of presidential leadership and wrote candid biographies of Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy, died Tuesday at 95.Burns died at his home in Williamstown, Massachusetts, his companion and fellow historian Susan Dunn said.The longtime Williams College professor helped coin two adjectives now common in politics: "transformational"...

Rosalind Nyman Joel (2014 - 2014)

Rosalind Nyman Joel The Associated Press HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The mother of singer-songwriter Billy Joel, who inspired him to write "Rosalinda's Eyes," has died in New York at the age of 92. Rosalind Nyman Joel died Sunday on Long Island, said Claire Mercuri, a spokeswoman for the award-winning singer. "Rosalinda's Eyes" from Joel's 1978 album "52nd Street" was a tribute to his mother, who raised him alone after divorcing his father, Howard Joel, in 1957. The lyrics include the words: "I've got...

Alice Coachman Davis, 90 (1923 - 2014)

Alice Coachman  Davis The Associated Press ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — The first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, Alice Coachman Davis, died early Monday in south Georgia. She was 90. Davis' death was confirmed by her daughter, Evelyn Jones. Davis won Olympic gold in the high jump at the 1948 games in London with an American and Olympic record of 1.68 meters (5.51 feet), according to USA Track and Field, the American governing body of the sport. Davis was inducted to the USA Track and Field Hall of fame...

Nadine Gordimer , 90 (1923 - 2014)

Nadine Gordimer CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, The Associated PressJOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nadine Gordimer was first a writer of fiction and a defender of creativity and expression. But as a white South African who hated apartheid's dehumanization of blacks, she was also a determined political activist in the struggle to end white minority rule in her country.Gordimer, who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1991 for novels that explored the complex relationships and human cost of racial conflict in apartheid-era South...

Lorin Maazel, 84 (1930 - 2014)

Lorin Maazel The Associated Press CASTLETON, Va. (AP) — Lorin Maazel, a world-renowned conductor whose prodigious career included seven years at the helm of the New York Philharmonic, died Sunday at his home in Virginia. He was 84. Maazel died at Castleton Farms from complications following pneumonia, according to a statement by The Castleton Festival, an annual festival Maazel founded with his wife in 2009. Maazel was rehearsing and preparing for the festival at the time of his death, and the death...

Ken Gray, 89 (1924 - 2014)

Ken Gray The Associated PressWEST FRANKFORT, Ill. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Ken Gray, who represented southern Illinois in Congress and earned the nickname the "Prince of Pork" for bringing $7 billion in projects to his district, died Saturday at age 89.Parker-Reedy Funeral Home in West Frankfort said Sunday that Gray died at a hospital in Herrin after a long illness. Gray was first elected to Congress in 1954 and served ten terms until high blood pressure forced him to retire in 1974. He returned to...

Charlie Haden (2014)

Charlie Haden CHARLES J. GANS, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Bassist Charlie Haden, who helped change the shape of jazz more than a half-century ago as a member of Ornette Coleman's groundbreaking quartet and liberated the bass from its traditional rhythm section role, has died. He was 76.Haden's wife of 30 years, singer Ruth Cameron, and his four children were by his side when he died Friday in Los Angeles after a prolonged illness, said publicist Tina Pelikan of ECM Records.Haden's career was...

John Seigenthaler (2014)

John Seigenthaler KRISTIN M. HALL, The Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — John Seigenthaler, the journalist who edited The Tennessean newspaper, helped shape USA Today and worked for civil rights during the John F. Kennedy administration, died Friday at his Nashville home at age 86, his son said.In his wide-ranging career, Seigenthaler also served on Robert Kennedy's presidential campaign and founded the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.A statement from his son, broadcast...