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Gross Funeral Home

For more than 125 years, Gross has served Hot Springs families and is one of the oldest funeral home establishments in the state. The business now known as Gross Funeral Home first opened in 1874 and has been at its current location since 1981. Although the names and faces have changed over the years, one thing has not. We are people to depend on. Gross Funeral Home offers beauty and comfort during your time of need. It is designed to provide you and your family with an atmosphere of quiet dignity. Comfortable sitting rooms, a lounge, and a visitation room are available for your loved ones to gather. Our spacious chapel can comfortably host large gatherings, yet still retains the charm for those more private services. Gross also offers The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility. As a note of interest, the service for Virginia Clinton, mother of President Bill Clinton, was arranged by Gross Funeral Home in 1994. We also offer our comfortable surroundings to area groups and organizations for events such as meetings, seminars, classes, fund-raising events, school or church socials, concerts, off-site company gatherings, cook-outs/barbecues, dinners/receptions, and even weddings.

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Stella Lorena Spoon

October 3, 1926 - February 12, 2016

Stella Spoon passed peacefully on Friday, February 12. She was born October 3, 1926 in Hot Springs, Arkansas to the late William Jefferson Spoon and Mittie Lorena Russell. Stella’s mother died when she was three days old and her loving father relied on the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity, St. Micheals in Hot Springs for the day to day care of young Stella. He never missed a visiting day...
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Gary Kimmet

November 11, 1946 - February 5, 2016

Gary Michael Kimmet, loving husband, son, brother, and grandpa, passed away at the age of 69 in his home in Bismarck, Arkansas, on Friday, February 5, 2016. He is welcomed to heaven by his daughter Tyann Kimmet, and his mother and father, Ethel Mae and Gordon Kimmet. Gary was born in Redondo Beach, California on November 11, 1946. During his life he excelled as a contractor and real estate...
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Furman Ezekiel Spainhour

September 29, 1939 - February 5, 2016

Furman Exekiel Spainhour "Zeke" was born September 29, 1939. . He passed to his eternal home on February 5. Zeke was predeceased in death by his parents, Rev. ferman Spainhour and Ruth Spainhour-Bates and one brother, Frank Spainhour. He is survived by his two children, Nick Spainhour of Longview, Texas and Lisa Mendenall of Texarkana, Texas, one granddaughter Morgan Rogers, a...
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Peggy Joy Barton Meeker Warren

April 22, 1927 - February 4, 2016

Peggy Joy Barton Meeker Warren4/22/1927 - 2/4/2016Peggy was born April 22, 1927, in Princeton, New Jersey, to Thomas C. and (Nannie) Louise (Stallings) Barton. She passed away peacefully on Feb. 4, 2016, at home at the age of 88. She married the love of her life and father to their children, Max Meeker, on Nov. 10, 1946. He preceded her in death on June 8, 1968. Ten years later, on Oct. 14, 1978,...
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Alice R. Craft

August 29, 1929 - February 4, 2016

Alice Craft, 86, of Hot Springs passed peacefully on February 4, 2016. She was born August 29, 1929 in Evansville, Indiana. She was the youngest of 9 children.Alice later entered the convent and taught Catholic school for 16 years. She rightfully plead her case to Rome and left the convent, after which she went on to teach in the public schools. She met and married James Craft; they were married...
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William F. Clardy

October 16, 1947 - February 2, 2016

William Floyd Clardy, loving husband, brother, father, and grandfather passed away in Hot Springs on February 2nd, 2016.He is survived by his wife, Lynn Hollan Clardy of Hot Springs; sister Martha Louise Chamness and her husband, David Conney Chamness of Little Rock; son, Bryan Hollan Clardy and his wife Katherine Irish-Clardy of Fort Smith; daughter Meredith Leigh Clardy of Houston, TX, and...
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Charlotte Theresa Barkauskas

May 28, 1934 - January 25, 2016

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Vernon Breshears

April 3, 1930 - January 25, 2016

Vernon R. Breshears, 85, of Hot Springs Village, went to be with his Lord on January 25, 2016. He was born April 3, 1930 in Hot Springs to John and Ellen Breshears. He had 5 brothers and 2 sisters, George, Odis, Frank, Thurston, Preston Breshears and Heddie Echols and Ruby Graves.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, George, Frank, Odis, and Preston and both...
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Virginia Martin

May 29, 1943 - January 25, 2016

Virginia Connell Martin, or “Ginny” as she was known by friends, passed from this life on January 25, 2016 as a result of injuries she sustained in a fall. She was born on May 29, 1943 in Hope, Arkansas to George L. and Dulcie C. Connell. Ginny grew up in Harrison.After graduating from Hendrix College in 1965 Ginny studied art in Asia and worked as a musician, weaver, artist and...
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Stanley R. Smith

May 24, 1934 - January 24, 2016

On the evening of January 24th, 2016, Stanley R. Smith went to be with his Lord. Stanley was 81 years old. Stanley was born in the community of Sunshine, Arkansas on May 24, 1934. He was the fifth son, out of nine siblings (Gerald, Horace, Troy, Lee, Truman, Truett, Gary, and Larry), all of the late Arlie and Jennie Smith.Stanley, a good-humored man who never met a stranger, was a proud Navy...
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Mary Rankin Spikes

September 7, 1931 - January 24, 2016

Mary R. Spikes, 84, of Hot Springs, passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2016. She was born on September 7, 1931, in McCurtain County, OK, to the late Alfred and Martha Rankin.She was widowed in 1957 by Charles Thomas Leek.She was predeceased by her husband, William L Spikes III; brothers Elton and L.D. Rankin; and sister Deleva Singleton.She is survived by her children, Tommy (Jane) Leek of...
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Sydney Sue Fehnel

May 16, 1932 - January 23, 2016

Sydney Sue Fehnel, 83, of Mount Ida, passed peacefully at home on January 23, 2016. She was born on May 16, 1932 in Odessa, Texas to the late Richard and Sue Smith.Waiting for her in heaven are her husband, Thomas Fehnel; and two children, Janice Shelton and Sharon Reed.Sydney is survived by her son, Thomas Fehnel; daughter, Joyce Sullivan (Donnie Heathcock); brother, Richard Smith; sister, Jean...
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Ray W. Smith

March 11, 1926 - January 22, 2016

Ray W. Smith, 89, of Hot Springs passed away on Friday, January 22, 2016. He was born on March 11, 1926 in Hugo, Oklahoma to the late Robert and Nora (Ely) Smith. For 69 blessed years, Ray was married to the love of his life, Ernesteen (Phillips) Smith. He is also survived by his children: Phil (Sandy) Smith, Loretta Wilson, and Pam (Bobby) Hanna all from Hot Springs, and Sandy (Michael)...
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Marylin Hammond

June 23, 1940 - January 21, 2016

Marylin Faye Hammond, 75, of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed peacefully in her home on January 21, 2016. She was born on June 23, 1940 to the late Waldo and Pauline Coker in Perry, Oklahoma.Marylin was a member of First Christian Church and also the Women’s Welcome Club.She is predeceased by her daughter, Julia Diane Hammond; brothers, Teddy Ray Coker, Billy Lee Coker and Warren Eugene Coker...
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Calvin Roach

July 30, 1924 - January 20, 2016

Calvin Junior Roach, 91, of Hot Springs passed away on Wednesday, January 20. He was born in the Sunshine community to the late Leland and Vina Roach. Calvin worked for Keith Smith Feed Company for many years. He was a member of Hot Springs Baptist Church. He loved music and his family.Calvin was preceded in death by his brothers Clyde and Wilford, sisters Era and Zelma, and son Steve.Calvin is...
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Johnny Palmer

September 27, 1972 - January 19, 2016

Johnny Palmer, 43, of Sherwood, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 surrounded by his loved ones. He fought a brave battle against cancer. Johnny was a member of Sylvan Hills United Methodist Church.Johnny is preceded in death by his father, Gordon D. Palmer, and his twin sister, Joanie Kay Palmer. He is survived by his loving wife, Stephanie; his mother, Marilyn Palmer of Little...
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Wanita Sarah Downie

July 2, 1946 - January 18, 2016

Wanita Downie, 69, of Donaldson passed with peace and grace, January 18, surrounded by her family. She was born in Hot Springs to the late Green and Maryann Sorter.A true outdoors woman, Wanita loved to camp and was known to come home with more fish than stories. Though she loved to camp, what Wanita did best was grow things- vegetables, flowers, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren...
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Harold Breitenberg

September 14, 1939 - January 16, 2016

Harold “Harry” Breitenberg, age 76, of Hot Springs, passed away on Saturday, January 16th. He is preceded in death by his parents Earnest Jacob “Higne” Breitenberg, Rose Caroline (Humphries) Breitenberg; brother Edward Park Breitenberg, and sister Elizabeth “Libby” Dale.Harold was born September 14, 1939, in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was a member of the Oaklawn...
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Charlotte Susan Flynn

March 10, 1954 - January 15, 2016

Charlotte Susan Flynn, 61, of Hot Springs passed January 15, 2016. She was born on March 10, 1954 to Robert and Mildred Jacks.She is survived by her son, Michael Flynn; daughter, Rebecca Meyer (Dustin); brothers, Donald Jacks (Meryl), Jerry Jacks (Judy); sisters, Patricia Dollar (Lee), Deborah Collins (Danny); grandchildren, Landon and Lincoln Meyer and Renee Plate (Ricky).A memorial service will...
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February 16, 1931 - January 14, 2016

John Stephen Gillespie of Hot Springs, AR, went to meet his Savior on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 12:05 p.m. John was born February 16, 1931 in Vernon, Illinois to George and Cliffie Gillespie. He was the seventh of eight children.John moved to Anderson, Indiana in 1942 and finished his schooling there. He worked for and retired from Delco Remy, Division of General Motors after 31 years of...
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David Reagler

June 11, 1924 - January 14, 2016

David Reagler, 91, of Hot Springs, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016. He was born on June 11, 1924, in Wynne, Arkansas.He is survived by his loving wife, Joanne Davis Reagler, and his three children, Robin Reagler (Marcia Chamberlain), Rachel Schulman, and David (Karen) Reagler, and eight grandchildren, Max Schulman, Sarah Schulman, Louis Reagler, Tillie Reagler, Pearl Reagler, Miriam...
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John S. Shewmaker

June 15, 1949 - January 14, 2016

John Scott Shewmaker, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, born June 15, 1949, to Harrel and Norma May Shewmaker, passed from this life on January 14, 2016. John married his beloved wife, Lana, on July 15, 1996, and the two of them enjoyed a beautiful life together of almost 20 years residing in Hot Springs.As a faithful Christian and member of the National Park Church in Hot Springs, he was also a loving...
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Clarence C. Chatelain

February 19, 1924 - January 14, 2016

Clarence Charles Chatelain (Chat) of Hot Springs passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 14th, 2016. Chat was born in Alexandria, Louisiana on February 20, 1924 to Emeric and Annie Chatelain.Chat had two brothers, and three sisters. He was married 66 years to his loving wife Lillian Chatelain.He is survived by his children, Phillip Chatelain, Charles (Susan) Chatelain, and Susan (Larry) Young...
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Caro Lee Jackson

March 18, 1938 - January 13, 2016

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Edwin Frank Spainhour

January 10, 1944 - January 9, 2016

Edwin Franklin Spainhour, 71, of Hot Springs, passed away January 9, 2016.Frank was born April 17, 1944 to Rev. Furman B. and Naomi Ruth Sanders Spainhour, in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Early on, the family moved to Corning, AR where he attended elementary school. At that time, the family moved back to Hot Springs so that his father could pastor First Pentecostal Church. Frank continued his...
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Marty J. Brown

March 26, 1933 - January 7, 2016

Martha “Marty” Brown, 82, of Hot Springs passed with peace and grace on January 7, 2016.She was born on March 26, 1933 in Hot Springs to the late John “Rip” and Etta Collins.Marty was a member of First Christian Church where she also served as an Elder and sang in the choir. She graduated from Hot Springs High School and continued to be active well after graduation by...
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Elizabeth Osborn Gillmore

June 29, 1933 - January 2, 2016

Elizabeth Osborn Gillmore, 82, of Hot Springs, went to be with Jesus on Saturday, January 2, 2016. She was born on June 29, 1933 to the late Thomas and Addy Osborn in Kendrick, Oklahoma. Elizabeth was a member of Apostolic Faith Tabernacle Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Gillmore; and son, Tommy Gillmore. She is survived by her sons, Lonnie and Ronnie Gillmore; daughter...
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Lynn T. Benedict

February 21, 1952 - January 2, 2016

Lynn Thomas Benedict, 63, of Glenwood, Arkansas passed away Saturday, January 2, 2016 in Hot Springs. He was born February 21, 1952 in Dallas, Texas to Tom and Avanell Benedict. Lynn was a loving father, husband, grandfather, son-in-law, brother-in-law and friend to all. Lynn served 4 years in the United States Navy in his youth, and was stationed on U.S. Navy Destroyer the U.S.S. Elmer...
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Gladys Irene Browning

February 6, 1925 - December 29, 2015

Gladys Irene Browning, 90, of Hot Springs died Tuesday, Dec. 29, at her home. She was a retired bookkeeper for Dierks Forests Inc. and the Weyerhaeuser Co. Born in Little Rock on Feb. 6, 1925, she lived in Hot Springs almost her entire life. She graduated from Hot Springs High School and attended then-Garland County Community College and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.She was a member...
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Mary Ruth Smith

June 23, 1930 - December 25, 2015

Mary Ruth Lewis Smith, 85, of Hot Springs went to be with her Lord and Savior December 25. Mary was born in Waldo to the late Charlie and Girlie Lewis.She was preceded in death by husband R.C. Smith and a son Robert Charles Smith.Mary was a devoted advocate for senior citizens and a longtime volunteer at the McAuley Senior Center.Cherishing her memory are Genevlyn Wesley, Sue Loudermill, a host...
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February 16, 1922 - December 24, 2015

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Joseph M. Black

July 19, 1923 - December 23, 2015

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Louise F. White

November 20, 1923 - December 22, 2015

Louise White, 92, of Hot Springs, Arkansas went to be with her Lord on November 22nd, 2015.She was born November 20, 1923 in Blytheville, Arkansas to Grover C. and Rena Williams Childress.Ms. White was known as many things to many people. She was a loved one, a friend, a hostess, waitress, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Louise will be remembered as a very...
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Roderick Hengerer

April 5, 1969 - December 22, 2015

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Jimmy Don Reynolds

January 28, 1960 - December 21, 2015

Jimmy “Bo” Reynolds, 55, of Hot Springs, passed away on Monday, December 21, 2015. He was born on January 28, 1960 in Hot Springs to the late Carolyn Reynolds.He is preceded in death by his grandmother Wilma McCarroll.He is survived by his two brothers, Howard “Button” Reynolds and Joe Brunken; sisters, Joyce Downie and Karen Suire; daughter, Erica Brogin; niece, Carolyn...
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Peter Louis

October 10, 1951 - December 18, 2015

Peter Louis, 64, of Hot Springs passed peacefully on December 18, 2015. He was born on October 10, 1951 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to the late Edward and Marie Louis.Peter was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and the Men of Faith Fellowship.He is survived by the love of his life, Anita Riley; sister, Mary Catherine Guidry (Chuck); brothers, Edward Louis (Gloria), John Louis and Richard...
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Edward C. Buster

September 24, 1930 - December 15, 2015

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Warren Lemuel Young

March 4, 1924 - December 15, 2015

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Damnjan Milosavljevic

March 5, 1941 - December 13, 2015

Damnjan Milosavljevic, 74, of Hot Springs passed away on December 13, 2015. He was born on March 5, 1941 to the late Veljko and Milenija Milosavljevic in Donji Ribnik.Damnjan was an extremely hardworking, family man. He moved to the United States in 1970 and began working as a machinist. After mastering his skills he opened his own shop, which would become the family business. With a lot of...
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Hanabe Shantha Murthy

December 14, 1939 - December 12, 2015

Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,And mortal life shall cease,I shall possess, within the veil,A life of joy and peace-- “Amazing Grace”, written by John Newton At sunrise, December 12, 2015, Hanabe Narayana Rao Shantha Murthy, his heart greatly weakened after enduring two major surgeries, passed away. Although no longer with us in the flesh Hanabe lives on forever in the...
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Floyd Bahr

July 1, 1921 - December 12, 2015

Floyd Bahr, 94, of Hot Springs went to be with the Lord December 12, 2015. Floyd was born in Cambria, Wisconsin to the late Fred H. and Alma B. Bahr. A World War II veteran, Floyd entered the Marine Corps in 1942. He served in the South Pacific during his tour of duty which lasted until 1946.After returning from wartime service, Floyd enrolled at Ripon College and later graduated from Fon du...
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Bruce Woodward

June 12, 1928 - December 5, 2015

Bruce Woodward, 87, of Hot Springs, AR passed away peacefully on December 5, 2015 in his home. Bruce was born June 12, 1928 to Delmar and Martha Woodward in Keokee, Virginia, the eldest of eight children.Bruce was married to Ingrid Maier Johnson on May 8, 1988 and were happily married for 27 years. In June 1946 at the age of 18, Bruce joined the Army. After serving for 26 years he retired as a...
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Richard Cederquist

June 23, 1935 - December 5, 2015

Richard Lars Cederquist, 80, of Hot Springs passed away Saturday, December 5, 2015. He was born June 23, 1935 in Pasadena, California. He proudly served his country in the USMC from 1957 to 1962. He later became a Craftsman Home Builder in the elite Rancho Santa Fe and Delmar areas of California.Survivors include, sons, Eric Cederquist, and Mark Cederquist; daughters, Cristin Maczko, and Caryn...
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Felicia Starr Ford

May 30, 1977 - November 30, 2015

Felicia Starr Ford, 38, of Mountain Pine passed away on November 30, 2015 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was born on May 30, 1977 in Hot Springs to Patrick Flemming and Linda Cobb.Felicia will be remembered for being a wonderful woman who loved her family dearly. Those cherishing her memory are her children Kevin (Brina) Ford, Justin Ford, Destiny Wood, and Ariel Wood; granddaughter Aria Ford;...
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Jim Allen Vasseau

October 30, 1946 - November 28, 2015

Jim Allen Vasseau, 69, of Hot Springs passed peacefully on November 28, 2015. Jim was born on October 30, 1946 in Dewitt, Arkansas to the late John and Nellie Vasseau.He was a true outdoorsman and loved fishing, hunting and all things to do with nature. He was a wonderful family man and will be greatly missed.Jim is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, one sister and his first wife;...
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Patricia Samples

March 3, 1947 - November 25, 2015

Patricia Ann Frye Samples, 68 of Benton passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2015 after her long battle with cancer. She was born March 3, 1947, in Benton to the late Raymond and Juanita Frye. She was preceded in death by her sister, Barbara Frye. She will be greatly missed by her surviving family which includes her three sons, Richard (Cathy) Stephens, Michael (Carrie) Stephens, and David (Amanda...
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D. Rae Johnson

July 9, 1936 - November 25, 2015

Delona Rae Johnson was born July 9, 1936 in Harris County, Texas and died November 25, 2015 at her home in Hot Springs, Arkansas.The daughter of George and Joan Luhning, Rae grew up in rural Garland County helping her father train thoroughbred horses. She was a 1954 graduate of Lakeside High School, where she excelled in all sports. She pursued a career in nursing at St. Louis Jewish Hospital,...
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Peggy Patricia Tooman

February 16, 1937 - November 22, 2015

Peggy Tooman, 78, of Hot Springs went to be with the Lord on November 22, 2015. She was born on February 16, 1937 to the late Bud and Rosella Smith.Peggy had been a member of First Baptist Church for over 50 years and for over 20 of those years worked in the church nursery caring for children. She loved being a member of the church and it was a monumental part of her life.Peggy also worked for...
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Melvin John White

January 20, 1932 - November 21, 2015

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Freddie Donald Woodall

August 24, 1951 - November 16, 2015

Freddie Woodall, 64, of Hot Springs passed away November 16, 2015.He was born to the late Don and Lucille Woodall on August 24, 1951.Freddie began his college career at OBU, then went on to be a graduate of the University of Arkansas with degrees in mathematics and engineering, Freddie loved complex math equations, model airplanes and cheering on the Razorbacks (and sometimes the Texas Longhorns,...
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Diana Jean Perry

July 22, 1938 - November 15, 2015

Diana Jean Perry, 77, passed away on November 15, 2015. She was born on July 22, 1938 in Hot Springs to the late Sanford and Bernice Dale. She graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1956 and then attended the University of Arkansas, joining her future husband, Stuart.They were married in August 1957 and Diana continued her education until Stuart’s graduation in May of 1958. Following...
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Don Magby

October 1, 1940 - November 14, 2015

Don E. Magby, 75, passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at his home. He was born on October 1, 1940 in Hot Springs to Rev. Arthur R. and Eunith Magby, both of whom predeceased him.He was a graduate of Hot Springs High School and Garland County Community College (NPCC) and retired from Hot Springs Radiology. He was a member of Butterfield Missionary Baptist Church.Survivors include three...
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Paula Johnson

December 10, 1937 - November 10, 2015

Paula Eaton Johnson, 77, formerly of Little Rock, passed away November 10, 2015 in Hot Springs, AR under the comfort care of Hospice Home Care.Paula was born in Hope, AR December 10, 1937 to the late Clarence and Jean (Ruby) Eaton. She is preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth H. Eaton.Paula graduated from Harrison High School and attended William Woods University in Fulton, MO. She was...
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Thelma Lucas

January 5, 1924 - November 9, 2015

Thelma Irene Brown Lucas, 91, formerly of Hot Springs passed away peacefully November 9. She was born January 5, 1924 in Chocotah, Oklahoma to the late Joseph Aaron and Nettie Mae Thomas.She was predeceased by her husband Gordon Lucas; brothers Clyde, Dave, George and Abe Thomas; sisters Ruby Thomas and Frankie Worthy; and also a daughter, Sharon Brown.Cherishing her memory are her daughter...
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Gwendolyn W. Bardwell

July 24, 1940 - November 8, 2015

Gwendolyn “Gwen” Bardwell passed peacefully on Sunday, November 8, 2015. She was born on July 24, 1940 to Richard and Eula Mae (McDaniel) Woolard.Gwen was a homemaker and a member of Centerfork Baptist Church. She was always known for her commitment to family and friends. She always wanted to help and do for others asking nothing in return. Gwen was a loving wife, mother, &ldquo...
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Rupert Albert Hodges

August 12, 1923 - November 2, 2015

Al Hodges was born August 12, 1923 and died November 2, 2015 at the age of 92. His survivors include 4 children, Becky Anderson, Tommy Hodges, Renee Bennett and step-son Tony Pair; 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 1 son, James Hodges. Funeral services will be held on Friday November 13, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Gross Funeral Home with Pastor Shawn Holland...
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Davidson H. Humphreys

April 2, 1941 - November 2, 2015

Davidson Herbert Humphreys, 74, of Hot Springs, passed away peacefully November 2. He was born April 2, 1941 to the late Davidson and Rhea Humphreys.Davidson attended the University of Arkansas where he received his Bachelor of Science degree and served as the President of both the Blue Key and Independent Men Society. After graduating, he volunteered with the Peace Corp and later returned to...
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Gary Joe Carlton

April 29, 1943 - October 30, 2015

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Barbara L. Anglin

November 26, 1938 - October 28, 2015

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Wesley Dean Hogeland

November 25, 1925 - October 26, 2015

Wesley D. “Zeke” Hogeland, 89, a longtime educator and coach in Iowa and Minnesota, passed away at Hot Springs, Arkansas, on Monday, October 26, 2015.Wesley Dean Hogeland was born November 25, 1925, in Iowa Falls, Iowa. He was the son of John H. and Leta (Snyder) Hogeland. Wesley graduated from Marshalltown High School in 1944. He served his country honorably in the United States...
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Felicia A. Mikel

June 21, 1987 - October 25, 2015

Felicia Mikel, 28, of Hot Springs passed away October 26, 2015. She was born on June 21, 1987 in Phoenix, Arizona to the late John and Kathy Mikel.Felicia had a huge heart and loved animals. Whether it was getting a turtle out of the road and releasing it somewhere safe, or caring for her own dogs, she loved them all. Until recently she owned and operated a doggie boarding and daycare center...
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Merle Ross

July 7, 1942 - October 25, 2015

Merle A. Ross, 73, of Pearcy passed peacefully on October 25. Merle was born in San Francisco , California on July 7, 1942 to the late William and Dora Amos Perry.Merle married Bob L. Ross in 1962. They enjoyed fifty three years of love and family. Together they traveled doing missionary work for many years. Merle took sewing machines to teach children to sew. Later she taught at private...
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David Walker

December 2, 1960 - October 24, 2015

David F. Walker died on October 24, 2015 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was born to Rev. and Mrs. John F. Walker (Joyce) in Richmond, Missouri on December 2, 1960.He is predeceased by his Aunt, Donna Witherell Hulsey.He is survived by his parents; brother, Dennis Walker of Bryant, Arkansas; aunt, Judy McKay of Conroe, Texas and several cousins. Special thanks are due to his cousin Charity Nelson...
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Lewis H. Niece

September 23, 1923 - October 24, 2015

Lewis Hobart Niece, Jr., resident of Mt. Carmel in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, died October 24, 2015. He was born September 23, 1923, in St. Paris, Ohio, to Lewis and Marie Harter Niece, who preceded him in death. On November 29, 1944, he married Dortha Jean Geyer, and they were married 59 years until her death in 2003. A retired music teacher, he was a concert and marching band director,...
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Helen Tipton

January 22, 1925 - October 21, 2015

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Dorothy Irene Summers

April 21, 1928 - October 20, 2015

Dorothy Irene Summers, 87, a longtime resident of Hot Springs left this earth to return to her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, October 20. She was born April 21, 1928. She battled COPD, heart blockages and repeated pneumonia episodes for several years. When she passed she was just finishing a three week physical therapy at Lake Hamilton Health and rehab. She had only the best things to say about...
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Shirley Ann Coleman

July 12, 1936 - October 19, 2015

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Cecilia P. Johnson

July 27, 1929 - October 17, 2015

Cecilia (Pat) Johnson, 86, of Hot Springs Village, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2015. Formerly of Minneapolis, MN, she was born in Bennington, VT.She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald J. Johnson.She is survived by her daughters, Lynda Nelson, Sonja Johnson, and Sheila Wells; grandchildren, Deanna, Christopher, Angela, Melissa, Ashley and Michael; eight great-grandchildren and...
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Johnnie Elmer Bates

February 6, 1934 - October 12, 2015

Elmer J. Bates, 81, of Jessieville passed away Monday, October 12, 2015. He was born February 6, 1934 to the late William and Martha Bates. He was a very kind and giving man and he loved to hunt and fish.He was preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters and one son-in-law.Elmer is survived by the mother of his children, Jo Ann Bates, one daughter, Cathy West and one son, Johnny Bates, four...
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Mary Jane Henson

July 9, 1926 - October 10, 2015

Mary Henson, 89, of Hot Springs, AR, departed this life on October 10, 2015. She was born July 9, 1926 in Wayne County, Illinois. Born Mary Jane McCracken, she was lovingly reared by her parents, Veola (Duke) and Ben Reaugh. One of four sisters, Imogene, Geri, and Lena. Loving survivors include children: Ben (Donna) Henson, Nancy (J.M.) Harbert, Loretta Thompson; five grandsons: Dutch ...
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Kenneth E. Walsh

October 9, 1952 - October 10, 2015

KENNETH EDWARD WALSH>> Born October 9, 1952, Kenneth passed away, Saturday October 10, 2015 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.>> He attended St. Anne's Academy and graduated from Northside High in 1970.>> He joined the 188th Air National Guard in 1971 and serve more than 20 years with a one-year active duty stateside during Desert Storm.>> He worked as a sales rep for medical...
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Leah Petty

December 11, 1977 - October 9, 2015

Leah Miranda Petty, 37, of Hot Springs passed away on October 9, 2015. She was born December 11, 1977 in Long Island, NY to Jay Petty and Eileen Cormack.Survivors include her mother, Eileen Cormack; sister Shannon Rosier (Chris); children, Catelyn Harding, Ryan Harding, Jacob Cross and Holly Petty; nieces Ashley Stefanovic and Catherine Rosier; nephews Colin Rosier and Connor Rosier; her longtime...
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Dianna Lynn Endtricht

April 19, 1949 - October 9, 2015

Dianna Endtricht, 66, of Bullhead City, AZ, passed away on Friday, October 9, 2015.Dianna worked for Landmark Aviation for over 15 years. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, as well as collecting trinket boxes, crafting, and puzzles.She is preceded in death by her husband, James Endtricht; father, Bill Kingsbury; brother, William Kingsbury; niece, Lori Gleason; and great...
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Steven Paul Moore

July 24, 1957 - October 8, 2015

Steven Paul Moore of Hot Springs, Ar born on 7-24-1957 in Ohio was taken home to be with the Lord 10-8-2015 at 3:15 am. Steve was 58 years old and a graduate of Lakeside High School. He loved Taekwon-do and was a 3rd degree black belt. He had many friends in the marital arts world, including his original teacher Grand Master Robert (Bob) Hardin, 9th degree black belt, Grand Master Scott McNeely...
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Gregory Wayne Batterton

March 27, 1963 - October 5, 2015

On October 5, 2015 we lost a very special man, Greg Batterton. Greg was not a traditional soul and this will not be a traditional obituary. Greg lived a life that would not be considered normal by public standards. All of his family was important to him. He spent 34 years with his soul mate & wife Marsha, who supported him on his journey of life. He has 2 great sons, Bradley and Brian he left...
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Jack Germaine

May 8, 1931 - October 3, 2015

Devoted husband, father and grandfather, Jack Germaine was surrounded by family when he passed away in Hot Springs, Arkansas, on Oct. 3, 2015. Born on May 8, 1931 in Illinois, he was the son of George Gordon Germaine and Francis Prothero Germaine. After a career with the Roger Zatkoff Co. in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Jack and his wife Wanda retired to Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. He is survived...
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Jack T. Walker

December 23, 1930 - October 2, 2015

Jack Thomas Walker, from Magnolia, more recently from Hot Springs, Arkansas, diedpeacefully on October 2, 2015. He was born in Stephens, Arkansas on December 23, 1930, and was the son of Winston and Vivian Walker. He was raised in Magnolia where he attended high schooland then spent his first two college years at Southern State College. He then attendedthe University of Arkansas in Fayetteville,...
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Narvil Leon Roberts

September 23, 1941 - September 28, 2015

In Loving Memory of Narvil Leon Roberts: Leon left his wife, family and friends on September 28, 2015 to be with his Lord. Leon was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Leon was a beloved soul who was loved by all of his family and friends. Leon was born in Marianna, AR, and grew up in Hot Springs. Survivors include: his loving wife, Lena Roberts, best friend and...
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H. Wayne Neaville

July 3, 1941 - September 26, 2015

Dr. H. Wayne Neaville, 74, of Hot springs, Arkansas passed away Saturday, September 26, 2015 at his home on Lake Hamilton. He was born July 3, 1941 in Griffithville, Arkansas to the late Ralph and Mamie Ruth Powell Neaville.Family came first in Wayne’s life. He was an exceptional and loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. He cherished his time playing golf, horse racing...
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William J. Spencer

September 28, 1927 - September 26, 2015

William J. Spencer, a lifelong resident of Hot Springs, passed away this past Saturday at home – two days shy of his 88th birthday. Bill was the eldest of ten, father of four, grandfather of five, and great-grandfather of four. Retired U.S. Navy, he served during WWII and Korea. Bill was a member of Oaklawn United Methodist Church, a member of Hot Springs Lodge #62, and a past Master Mason,...
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Charles Tony Graves

June 18, 1943 - September 25, 2015

Charles Tony Graves was born on June 18, 1943 in Hot Springs, Arkansas to the late Charles Richard and Catherine Graves. He went to be with our Lord on September 25, 2015.He was a proud resident of Hot Springs, having graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1961, and he was a proud Arkansan, naming one of his horses after the Arkansas Razorbacks.Tony is survived by his brothers, Darryl Graves,...
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Steve Elzie Cooper

June 23, 1935 - September 24, 2015

Steve Elzie Cooper, 80, passed away at home in Anchorage, Alaska on September 24, 2015.Steve was born in Leachville, Arkansas on June 23, 1935. He served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1958. He was a self-employed General Contractor and the owner of Cooper Construction Company since 1955. Steve also owned the Carousel Lounge Bar in Spenard until 2004 and the OFFICE Lounge from 1965-2004....
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Melvin Lee Farris

February 18, 1966 - September 20, 2015

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Helen Marie Peeples

December 1, 1927 - September 15, 2015

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Donald Fulenwider

October 12, 1927 - September 14, 2015

Don Fulenwider, 87, of Hot Springs passed away surrounded by family he loved dearly, on September 14, 2015. He was born on October 12, 1927 in Newport, Arkansas to the late Vance and Anna Fulenwider.Don graduated from Newport High School and was a member of the Greyhound Football Team. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a graduate of Henderson State University. Don worked in the...
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Walter Martin Trawick

July 17, 1928 - September 9, 2015

Walter Martin Trawick, Jr., 87, of Hot Springs, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2015. He was born in Quitman, Arkansas on July 17, 1928 to Walter Martin Trawick and Johnnie Hicks Trawick. Martin graduated from the University of Central Arkansas, served in the Naval Reserve and was a captain in the U.S. Army National Guard where he was a commander of the 212 Signal Battalion from 1949-1966.He...
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Alice B. Buiting

May 20, 1930 - September 9, 2015

Alice Barbara Buiting passed away early Wednesday morning, Sept. 9, 2015. She was born May 20, 1930 in Peck, Michigan to the late Joseph Buiting and Elizabeth Brifneck Buiting.She is preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph and Peter Buiting and sisters, Louise Bunting and Joann Ganhs.Survivors include brothers, Henry Buiting ( Marcelline) of Lac Etchemin, Quebec, William Buiting (Geraldine) of...
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Betty Davis

June 14, 1928 - September 6, 2015

Betty Davis passed away on September 6, 2015 at her home. She was born June 14, 1928 in Hot Springs to Claude and Lyda Mooney. She is preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Marvin Davis.She is survived by her four children, Bobby Davis of Killeen, TX, Johnny Davis, Linda and Jim Lord and Merna and Ed Mosley of Hot Springs, six grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, two great-great...
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April 27, 1949 - September 6, 2015

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John Griffin

April 25, 1963 - September 6, 2015

John Charles Griffin, 52, of Hot Springs passed away September 6,2015. He was born April 25,1963 in Dallas Texas to the late Conception Sabala. Cherishing his memory is longtime partner April Doolittle, son Tyler Griffin and step daughter Marissa Sutton.John lived most of his life here in Arkansas. He loved music, playing games and reading.A visitation at Gardner United Methodist at 10 am...
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Fagen Elgin Prince

April 11, 1922 - September 5, 2015

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Dorothy Jean LaMontagne

May 18, 1930 - September 1, 2015

Dorothy J. LaMontagne, 85, of Hot Springs passed peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. She was born May 18, 1930 in Decatur, Illinois to the late Henry and Alma Rosteck Stach.Dorothy and her late husband Earl owned and operated ABC Cleaners for many years.Dorothy enjoyed doing crafts, gardening and painting. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister and friend....
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Alan Fitzpatrick

October 30, 1948 - August 28, 2015

Alan Fitzpatrick, 66, of Memphis, TN and Hot Springs, AR succumbed to his short battle with cancer on August 28, 2015. A graduate of Germantown High School and Memphis State University, Alan founded and operated a successful medical supply business in Memphis, TN. During that time, Alan met Beverly, his amazing and loving wife of 27 years. Alan never lost his quick wit or ability to craft a joke...
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Opal Scott

December 6, 1925 - August 26, 2015

Opal Scott, 89, of Hot Springs, passed away peacefully on August 26 surrounded by family. Opal was born to the late Leland and Nellie Kizer Weatherford. Opal was a member of the Lake Hamilton Assembly of God and also attended the Lockhaven Church of the Nazarene. She was predeceased by her husband Charles and her siblings Hershel Weatherford and Lorene Traywick.Opal loved to travel especially...
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Rosie Lee Massanelli Glover

June 22, 1929 - August 21, 2015

Rosie M. Glover, 86, of Hot Springs, passed peacefully into the arms of our Lord, surrounded by her loving family on August 21, 2015. She was born June 22, 1929 in Pine Bluff to the late Caesar and Elena Massanelli. She is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Harold; sisters Delsie, Delia and Ann; and brothers Victor, Sonny, James and Tommy. She is survived by her children Sherry (Joe)...
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Evangeline DeSambourg

September 27, 2011 - August 20, 2015

Our sweet Evangeline left this world on August 20th peacefully in her home and surrounded by her loving family to go live forever in Heaven. Our brave little warrior fought hard for five months after being diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer. Through it all, “Evangelia of the World” kept a smile on her face and a song in her heart. She lived each day to its fullest which...
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Charles Ernest Geurin

May 14, 1940 - August 20, 2015

Charles E. Geurin, 75, of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed peacefully at home on August 19, 2015. He was born on May 14, 1940 in Hot Springs to the late Ernest and Nelda Geurin.Charles was a kind hearted, “do anything to help anyone” kind of guy who loved his family deeply. He enjoyed fishing in his younger years and more recently loved deer camp and hunting, his dog and his truck....
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Carole Dell Powers

December 19, 1935 - August 19, 2015

Carole Powers of Hot springs died Wed. 8-19-2015. She is survived by her three sons. Bill Pierce, Ryan Thomas and Samuel Thomas. She was a graduate of Henderson State with a masters in social work services. Retired from Community Counseling Services. She helped many people in her life as a therapist. She was also a rescuer of animals of all kinds. She is very loved and will be missed.Guest...
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Louis Roderick Rodrigues

January 26, 1926 - August 19, 2015

Louis Rodrigues, 89, of Hot Springs, passed away August 19, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife Jane; sons Jimmy and JoJo; grandson Gregory; sister Mary Ellen; brothers John, Ed and Roy. He is survived by his children Jesse (Tracey), Jerri (James), Hazel (TJ), Louis Jr. (Diana), Esther (Craig) and Greg (Jennifer); brothers and sisters Joanne, Manuel (Rosa), Vivian (Jerry), Mary, and Joseph...
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Martin Van Buren Smith

February 1, 1935 - August 18, 2015

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