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Gary Ogden

October 10, 1948 - May 27, 2018

Gary Ogden, age 69, of Danville died Sunday, May 27, 2018, at his home. He was born October 10, 1948, in Bakersfield, California to Noah Wesley Sr., and Mamie Marie Wesson Ogden. He proudly served in the United States Army for 42 years. During his military career Gary received a Bronze Star, four Purple Hearts, Distinguished Service medal, Presidential and Valorous Unit Award, Vietnam...
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Vanessa Nicole Jackson

December 3, 1984 - May 25, 2018

Vanessa Jackson, age 33, of Springdale, died Friday, May 25, 2018, at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville. She was born on December 30, 1984, in Dardanelle. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ray and Madge Jackson, and Kenneth and Sue Driver; and her father, Charles McLaughlin. She is survived two sons, Jerimiah Dean Brown and Richard L. Brown; a daughter, Shiloh Jade...
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Lattie Coffman

December 30, 1929 - May 23, 2018

Lattie Coffman, age 88, of Hector, died Wednesday, May 23, 2018. He was born December 30, 1929, in Hector to Walker and Callie Bohanon Coffman. Lattie spent his life as an energetic work-driven farmer and cattle rancher. He and his wife raised chickens, cattle, and kids in the Walnut Grove community. In addition to working his farm and hauling pulp wood, he was skilled at growing fruit trees and...
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Violet N. Rood

November 27, 1929 - May 23, 2018

Violet N. Rood, age 88, of Russellville died Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at Saline Memorial Hospice House. She was born November 27, 1929, in Bunker Hill in the London Community to Jesse Milton and Dolly Rodie Lovell Womack. She loved her grandchildren, gardening, and taking care of children at her daycare. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Thomas...
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William "Red" Jones

May 4, 1943 - May 23, 2018

William "Red" Jones, age 75, of Crow Mountain, died Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at St. Vincent's Infirmary in Little Rock. He was born on May 4, 1943, in Russellville to Billy Warren and Mary Alice Peters Jones. He was a Master Mason and perpetual member at Pottsville Masonic Lodge 333 for 52 years. A member of the Murray Creek Hunting Club, a member of the International Brotherhood of...
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Linda May

March 12, 1949 - May 22, 2018

Linda May, age 69, of Dardanelle, died Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at the Dardanelle Nursing and Rehab Center under the care of Arkansas Hospice. She was born March 12, 1949, in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Delos and Florencella Lee Wallace. She was a member of Widowed Persons Services, a social worker and a nurse. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul May. ...
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Lee Dean Collins

July 7, 1946 - May 14, 2018

Lee Dean Collins, age 71, of Dardanelle, died Monday, May 14, 2018, at his home. He was born on July 7, 1946, in Ft. Douglas to William Nathaniel and Prosie Mae Tennison Collins. He was a member of Centerville First Baptist Church, and retired from Tyson Foods after 40 years. He enjoyed being outside, hunting and fishing. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by several...
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Michael V. Cordaro

October 1, 1987 - May 12, 2018

Michael V. Cordaro, age 30, of Russellville, died Saturday, May 12, 2018. He was born October 1, 1987, in Augusta, Georgia to Vincent F. and Laura Ross Cordaro. He was a project control scheduler for Entergy at Arkansas Nuclear One. He was an avid outdoorsman and sportsman. He loved his family, friends and dog Gunner. Survivors include his parents; two brothers and a sister-in-law,...
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Reba G. Duvall

July 24, 1913 - May 10, 2018

Reba G. Duvall, age 104, of Atkins, died Thursday, May 10, 2018, at Atkins Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on July 24, 1913, in Buttermilk to William Archie and Nettie Elvira Burks Darter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Ralph Duvall; a daughter, Rita Roberts; a grandson, James Glenn Roberts; a granddaughter, Linda L. Duvall; and a brother...
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Shelby A. Heflin, Sr.

September 10, 1948 - May 6, 2018

Dr. Shelby A. Heflin, age 69, of Russellville, died Sunday, May 6, 2018. He was born on September 10, 1948, in Russellville to Houston Dee Heflin Jr., and Reba Teal Shirey. Dr. Heflin served during the Vietnam era in the United States Army and years later continued his service in the National Guard, totaling over 30 years. He had a thriving dental practice in Russellville for 25 years until...
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Evelyn Inez Bunton

January 10, 1950 - May 5, 2018

Evelyn Inez Bunton, age 68, of Russellville died Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Legacy Heights Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born January 10, 1950, at Plainview to Clarence and Mamie Inez Bryant Crites. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister, Nina Nelson. Survivors include her son, Michael Bunton of Russellville and her grandson, Brandon Bunton of Russellville...
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Shirley Waldo

October 26, 1956 - May 4, 2018

Shirley Waldo, age 61, of Dover, departed this life on Friday, May 4, 2018, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was born on October 26, 1956. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roger Waldo Sr.; and her son, Roger Waldo Jr. Survivors include two beloved granddaughters, Kaitlyn and Karah Waldo; five brothers, Jimmy, Ronnie, Junior, Kenny, and Robert Lackey, all of...
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Helen Louise Rudder

September 18, 1939 - May 2, 2018

Helen Louise Finchum Rudder, age 78, of Wynne and formerly of Pope County, died Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at River Ridge Rehabilitation and Care Center in Wynne. She was born September 18, 1939, in London, Arkansas to Charles Calvin and Julia Evelyn Coffee Finchum. She was a 1957 graduate of Russellville High School. She enjoyed reading, watching soap operas, drinking coffee, and visiting with...
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Roxie E. Morehart

December 4, 1927 - May 1, 2018

Roxie E. Morehart, age 90, of Russellville, died Tuesday, May 1, 2018. She was born on December 4, 1927, in Jerusalem to John and Zular Wiley Cato. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon "Jack" Morehart; a daughter, Regina Lynn Lucas; three brothers, Clarence, Lester, and Carl Cato; and two sisters, Ovie Eubanks and Hazel Bradford. Survivors include...
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John W. Moore

February 10, 1940 - April 30, 2018

John W. Moore, age 78, of Dover died Monday, April 30, 2018, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born February 10, 1940, in Dover to John F. and Rosie Mae Taylor Moore. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a step-son, Jerry Moore; and a sister, Sue Robertson. Survivors include his son, Jimmy Moore; step-son, Johnny Moore of Knoxville; three sisters and a...
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Edna Lee Hayes Clemons

September 17, 1926 - April 30, 2018

Edna Lee Hayes Clemons, age 91, of Russellville died Monday, April 30, 2018, at Legacy Heights Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born September 17, 1926, in Appleton to Lee and Goldie Viola Poteet Hayes. She was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church now known as Connect Church in Russellville. She retired from International Shoe Factory. She loved quilting, cooking and being a...
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David C. Moore

January 18, 1941 - April 29, 2018

David C. Moore, age 77, of Russellville, died Sunday, April 29, 2018. He was born on January 18, 1941, in Marshall to David Harrison and Hazel Myatt Moore. David graduated from Marshall High School and Arkansas Tech University. Following graduation, David began a career of more than 40 years with Firestone Tube Company, retiring in 2005 as General Manager of the Russellville Manufacturing...
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Margaret Freeman

December 11, 1946 - April 29, 2018

Margaret Freeman, age 71, of Russellville died Sunday, April 29, 2018, at St. Vincent's in Little Rock. She was born December 11, 1946, Leonard W. and Mary Lois Clubb Gray. She grew up in Hickeytown and Lamar. Margaret graduated from Lamar High School. After graduation, she worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, DC. She was also employed with various other government...
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Bobby Ray White

May 22, 1941 - April 28, 2018

Bobby Ray White, age 76, of Dover, died Saturday, April 28, 2018, at his home. He was born May 22, 1941, in Conway, to Shelton (Shelley) White and Gladys Berry. He served in the United States Army from 1959 to 1962, as an airplane mechanic. He was the owner and operator of Quail Construction for 42 years. He was an active member of the Center Valley Church of God, where he taught Sunday...
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Marion Rose Bloom

December 20, 1948 - April 28, 2018

Marion Rose Bloom, age 69, of Russellville, died Saturday, April 28, 2018, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. She was born on December 20, 1948, in Pocahontas to Curtis Chester and Hazell Marzell Carmickle. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Dardanelle. In addition to her grandparents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Kay Tallent; and a brother, Jimmie...
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Robert F. Fleming

April 27, 2018

Robert F. Fleming, age 81, of Russellville departed this life Friday, April 27, 2018, at the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his five siblings. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Carolyn Evonne Fleming. The graveside service was 9:00 a.m., Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Pisgah Cemetery in Pottsville with Kristin Plummer,...
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Diana Marie Ferguson

July 6, 1943 - April 25, 2018

Diana Marie Ferguson, age 74, of Northport, Ala., formerly of Russellville passed away April 25, 2018, at Hospice of West Alabama. The family will have a private commemoration service to honor their wife, mother and grandmother, which will be held at Northport Funeral & Cremation Service in Northport, Alabama. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Leona Deutch and her brother,...
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Wadena Scott Lemley

August 2, 1928 - April 24, 2018

Wadena Scott Lemley, age 89, of Ventura, California, formerly of Russellville, died at her home Tuesday, April 24, 2018. She was born August 2, 1928, in North Little Rock to the late Wade Hampton and Vena Marie Scott. She graduated from Hendrix College in 1950 with a major in Home Economics. On October 8, 1950, she married William M. Lemley, to whom she was married for 53 years until his...
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Edwin Hays Shinn

July 7, 1927 - April 24, 2018

Edwin Hays Shinn, age 90, of Russellville passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. He was born July 7, 1927, in the Mill Creek Community to Ruth Rachel and Charles Reece Shinn. He retired from the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department in 1987, following 27 years of service. During his retirement, Edwin was active in the community, serving five...
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George Winfield Gould

May 19, 1937 - April 23, 2018

George Winfield Gould, age 80, of Atkins, died Monday, April 23, 2018, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. He was born on May 19, 1937, in Saco, Maine to George Winfield and Bernice Thompson Gould. He was one of Jehovah's Witnesses for over 30 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Steven W. Gould. Survivors include his wife, Robin K. Gould of Atkins;...
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Bobby Joe Meimerstorf

February 10, 1935 - April 21, 2018

Bob Meimerstorf, age 83, of Dover, died on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. He was born February 10, 1935, in the Mill Creek Community, to William August and Laura Janelle Poynter Meimerstorf. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, and enjoyed spending his time outdoors either hunting or fishing. He served as a Sergeant in the United States...
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James Wesley Hollabaugh, Sr.

November 16, 1954 - April 18, 2018

James Wesley Hollabaugh, age 63, of Russellville, died Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. He was born on November 16, 1954, in Russellville to John Wesley and Willa Dean Bryant Hollabaugh. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Marc Anthony Hollabaugh. Survivors include a son, James Phillip Hollabaugh of Rule, Texas; three...
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Keith Boynton Cogswell

March 9, 1963 - April 17, 2018

Keith Boynton Cogswell, III, age 55, of Russellville died Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at his home. He was born March 9, 1963, in Russellville to Keith Boynton and Margaret Faye Hamm Cogswell. He graduated from Russellville High School in 1981, and continued his education with Arkansas Tech University, obtaining his degree in Business Administration. After graduation he went onto NADA Dealer...
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Leanna Rae Cogswell

April 5, 1979 - April 17, 2018

Leanna Rae Cogswell, age 39, of Russellville died Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at her home. She was born April 5, 1979, in Russellville to Herman L. and Judith Kay Phillips Steuber. She was a wonderful mother to her three beautiful children and was a selfless individual. Her passion was health and fitness and she started the Crossfit Gym in Russellville. She was married to Keith B. Cogswell...
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Raymond (Ray) Enderlin, Jr.

August 20, 1962 - April 15, 2018

Raymond (Ray) Enderlin Jr., age 55, of Russellville, passed from this life Sunday, April 15, 2018, at home. He was born August 20, 1962, the oldest of four children, to Raymond (Dick) and Margaret (Marc) Forst Enderlin in Little Rock. Ray grew up in Conway, attended St. Joseph Catholic School, and worked in his family business at Enderlin Nursery and Garden Center. He graduated from Hendrix...
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Georgia Ann Barber

June 11, 1924 - April 14, 2018

Georgia Ann Barber, 93, of Key West, Florida, died Saturday, April 14, 2018, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. She was born on June 11, 1924, in North Little Rock, Arkansas to Gustavos and Sarah Headrick Bubbus. Ann was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church in Key West, and was a charter member of the Key West Yacht Club. She was proud to be a member of the Beta...
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Donald Musgrave

March 8, 1935 - April 14, 2018

Donald Musgrave, age 83, of Russellville died Saturday, April 14, 2018, at the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. He was born March 8, 1935, in Fairfield, Illinois to Charles Bryan and Rachel King Musgrave. He was a United States Army Veteran. He retired from Kimberly Clark and Universal Nolen Cabinets as a mechanical engineer. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a...
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Charlcie Belle Nichols

December 3, 1932 - April 12, 2018

Charlcie Belle Nichols, age 85, of Lamar, died Thursday, April 12, 2018, at her home. She was born December 3, 1932, in Lamar to Harvey Lawrence and Hattie Inez Carter Duff. She was a member of Knoxville First Baptist Church since 1965, as well as a member of the Women's Fellowship class. She enjoyed sitting on her porch, reading the paper and watching her hummingbirds. In addition to her...
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Hazel Jewell Stutts

October 11, 1913 - April 11, 2018

Hazel Jewell Stutts, age 104, died Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at Stella Manor Nursing Home. She was born October 11, 1913, in London to Virgil Stanford and Lucy L. Taylor Smith. She was a member of London First Assembly of God. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by, her husband, William Arnold; three brothers, Hershel, Eugene and Robert; a sister, Virginia; and a great...
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Roy Weldon Hartwick

October 18, 1932 - April 1, 2018

Roy Weldon "Chief" Hartwick, age 85, of Russellville, died Sunday, April 1, 2018, at UAMS in Little Rock. He was born on October 18, 1932, in Guy, Arkansas to Waco and Minnie Hartwick. As a boy and young man, he was always passionate about baseball, basketball, and raising and training dogs. At age 15, he won the Golden Glove boxing championship. Roy graduated from Guy High School and...
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Jack Ray Jones

January 31, 1943 - April 1, 2018

Jack Jones, age 75, of Russellville, went to be with our Lord on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. He was born on January 31, 1943, in Texarkana, Texas to Herschel Ray and Beverly Irene Senn Jones. He was a member of Victory Missionary Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Robert Griffin Harris. He is...
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Kathryn Maston

November 17, 1938 - March 24, 2018

Kathryn Maston, age 79, of Russellville, died Saturday, March 24, 2018, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was born on November 17, 1938, in Russellville to R. A. and Loretta Isbell Warren. She was a member of Oak Grove Free Will Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Judy Maston of Russellville and...
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Cleo Imogene "Jean May" Francis

May 16, 1941 - March 22, 2018

Cleo Imogene "Jean May" Francis, age 76, of Russellville, died at her home on Thursday, March 22, 2018. She was born on May 19, 1941, in Lepanto, to Joseph Henry and Stella Roach Easter. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a husband, Sammy May; a son, Dale May; a daughter, Geneva Askrens; a sister, Effie Fisher; and two grandsons. She is survived by two sons and a...
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Richard James Wilson

January 21, 1947 - March 19, 2018

Richard James Wilson, 71, went home to his Lord March 19, 2018, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville, Arkansas. He was born January 21, 1947, in Little Rock, Arkansas at Trinity Hospital. He was the son of Raleigh and Martha Wilson and was raised in Little Rock, where he graduated from Central High School in 1965. He attended Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC and was a...
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Vivian "Vee" Sanders

September 26, 1939 - March 19, 2018

Vivian "Vee" Murrel Sanders, age 78, of Hector, went to be with the Lord, Monday, March 19, 2018, at her home. She was born in Idaho Springs, Colorado, on September 26, 1939, to Oscar Malcolm and Thelma Oena Crisp Timmons. Vivian's favorite things were her family, but especially her grand babies. She loved to pull weeds in her flower beds, painting, and raising dogs. She was so thoughtful and...
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Rickey Don Barclay

September 20, 1953 - March 15, 2018

Rickey Don Barclay, age 64, of Ola, died Thursday, March 15, 2018. He was born September 20, 1953, in Russellville to Charles Ernest and Mamie Lucille Black Barclay. He was retired from Bridgestone/Firestone in Russellville. He loved hunting, fishing and going to the auctions. He became a collector of many things and loved to buy and sell. He enjoyed watching sports and was a diehard...
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David L. Tisby, Sr.

June 24, 1962 - March 14, 2018

David L. Tisby, Sr., age 55, of Russellville, died Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born June 24, 1962, in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, to Joel and Esther Tisby (Sweeney). He was a United States Army Veteran. He was preceded in death by his father, Joel Louis Tisby Sr.; his step-father, Glenn L. Sweeney; a brother, Joel Louis Tisby Jr.; and his loving...
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Franklin Dwayne Mahan

August 24, 1961 - March 11, 2018

Franklin Dwayne Mahan, age 56, of Russellville, died on Sunday, March 11, 2018, at his home. He was born on August 24, 1961, in Russellville to Benjamin Franklin and Bobbie Sherrill Tanner Mahan. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his sister, Deborah Mahan Loyd, of Russellville; his aunt, Carolyn Trigg (Jerry), of Hattieville; his uncle, Jerry Tanner (Linda), of...
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Chloe Willard Smith

September 14, 1918 - March 10, 2018

Chloe Willard Smith, age 99, of Dardanelle, passed from this life on Saturday, March 10, 2018. She was a resident at the Dardanelle Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born September 14, 1918, in Onyx to John T. and Iva Barrows Nichols. Chloe lived much of her young life in Chula and Plainview, and on August 5, 1934, married Elton Willard. They were married for 48 years and had five children....
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Herbert C. Booher

December 30, 1929 - March 7, 2018

Herbert C. Booher, age 88, of Russellville died Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at Legacy Heights Nursing and Rehab. He was born December 30, 1929, in London to Thomas Carroll and Bessie Vinson Booher. He was the first principal at Crawford Elementary School, where he retired in 1985. He was a member of the Cattleman's Association, the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association, Russellville Masonic...
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Wanda L. Harrell

October 17, 1937 - March 2, 2018

Wanda L. Harrell, age 80, of Russellville, passed away Friday, March 2, 2018, at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock. She was born October 17, 1937, in Point Peter, Arkansas, to Homer James and Walsie McCutchen Albritton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Hamilton Harrell; and two brothers, Dale Albritton and Jim Albritton. She was a vice...
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Sandra Guillot French

March 1, 2018

Sandra Guillot French, age 71, of Russellville, departed our earthly realm on Thursday, March 1, 2018. She was born in Marksville, Louisiana, to Wiltz and Rosalie Guillot. Sandra was active in many events throughout her life. She was a judge in the Master Gardeners Club, president of volunteers at St. Mary's Regional Hospital, a cosmetologist, florist, and most of all, a devout Christian. She...
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Betty Ruth Damron

December 15, 1933 - March 1, 2018

Betty Ruth Damron, age 84, of Russellville, died Thursday, March 1, 2018, at her home. She was born on December 15, 1933, in Claremore, Oklahoma, to August Kenneth and Opal Beatrice Nelson Quick. She was a member of Living Church of God, and a 40 plus year member of the National Association of Realtors. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Ray Damron;...
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Fleda K. Virden

September 24, 1926 - February 27, 2018

Fleda K. Virden, age 91, of Russellville died Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was born September 24, 1926, in the Gum Log community to Arvil Ray and Margie Alma Bewley Duvall. She was a member of the Hatley Missionary Baptist Church. She was a Republican, hard worker and very frugal. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her...
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Blanche Ernie Housley

June 5, 1954 - February 25, 2018

Blanche Ernestine "Ernie" Housley, age 63, of Russellville, formerly of Marshall, Arkansas, passed from this life on Sunday, February 25, 2018. She was born June 5, 1954, in Marshall, Arkansas, to Earl "Pugum" Garfield James and Walcie Cleo House James. Ernie enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Her favorite thing was anything they were doing or involved in. She enjoyed traveling and...
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Quinton Quillion Connerly

May 31, 1931 - February 25, 2018

Quinton Quillion Connerly, age 86, of Russellville, died Sunday, February 25, 2018, at Legacy Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation. He was born May 31, 1931, in Russellville to Richard Emmett and Nora Bell Brock Connerly. He was a member of the Mill Creek Church of Christ and was a sawmiller and truck driver. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Emmett Connerly;...
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Travis Lane Finley

May 25, 1944 - February 23, 2018

Travis Lane Finley, age 73, of Russellville, passed away Friday, February 23, 2018, after a long illness, at the Houston Methodist Medical Center in Houston, Texas. She was born May 25, 1944, in Little Rock to Robert Augustus and Jane Grady Hendricks Lane. She is preceded in death by her parents. She taught school for 34 years, teaching 29 years in Russellville School District. She was a...
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James Allen Hull

June 14, 1934 - February 18, 2018

James Allen Hull, age 83, of Hector, passed away Sunday, February 18, 2018, in Atkins. He was born on June 14, 1934, in Dillon to William Jackson and Maggie Stella Tilley Hull. He retired from the United States Forestry Service Bayou District in Hector, and the Pope County Sherriff's department Auxiliary. He was a 32nd degree mason, and enjoyed hunting and fishing. In addition to his...
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Ruby Roberts

August 25, 1943 - February 18, 2018

Ruby Roberts, age 74, of Russellville died Sunday, February 18, 2018, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was born August 25, 1943, in Dover to Leo Henry and Ella Aline Adney Casey. She enjoyed being with her nieces and nephews and arranging flowers. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Doyle Richard Roberts. Survivors include two...
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Roy Gerald Norton

November 22, 1946 - February 16, 2018

Roy Gerald Norton, age 71, of Russellville, died Friday, February 16, 2018, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. A son of Roy J. and Hazel Kinder Norton, he was born November 22, 1946, in Russellville. He was employed by Dow Chemical for over 30 years and a United States Air Force veteran of Vietnam. He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by a son, Steven Gerald Norton of...
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Glenda Coffman Anderson

March 30, 1937 - February 16, 2018

Glenda Coffman Anderson, age 80, of Russellville, died Friday, February 16, 2018, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was born on March 30, 1937 in Russellville, to Glen and Hazel Chronister Coffman. She was an active member of W.A.C. at Harmony Free Will Baptist Church, a 62-year member of Arkansas Extension Homemakers, a past president of Pope County Extension Homemakers, past...
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Linda Gatlin Jacimore

March 22, 1935 - February 15, 2018

Linda Gatlin Jacimore, age 82, of Russellville went to her eternal home Thursday, February 15, 2018, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She was born March 22, 1935, in Fort Smith to Jim Bill and Selma Lavina Chambers Gatlin. She was a lifelong member of St. John's Catholic Church and attended St. Augustine's Catholic Church in her later years...
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Ruth E White

August 27, 1942 - February 15, 2018

Ruth E. White, age 75, of London, died Thursday, February 15, 2018, at her home. She was born on August 27, 1942, in Russellville to William Allan and Nettie Ruth Vinson Sims. She was a member of East Point Baptist Church, the National Association of Letter Carriers, East Point Cemetery Committee, Pope County Riding Club, Cattleman's Association, and a lifetime member of London PTA. In...
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Mac Van Horn

May 25, 1933 - February 12, 2018

Mac Van Horn, 84, of Dover, passed to his Heavenly home on February 12, 2018, at the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Hospice Home. He was born May 25, 1933, in Brownstown, IL to Harlan and Julia (Britt) Van Horn. Mac greatly loved the Russellville community. He was a member of the All Saints Episcopal Church, a past board member of Friendship Community Care and the Russellville Area Chamber of...
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Shirley Nell Ames

November 17, 1949 - February 5, 2018

Shirley Nell Ames, age 68, of Russellville, died Monday, February 5, 2018, in Little Rock. She was born on November 17, 1949, in Plainview, Texas, to Leo and Bessie Schwab Mitchell. She was a member of Central Arkansas Worship Center, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and a caregiver to all. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Roy James Ames, of...
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Martin "Marty" Baker

July 5, 1954 - February 4, 2018

Martin "Marty" Baker, age 63, of the Buttermilk Community, died on Sunday, February 4, 2018, at the V.A. Hospital in Little Rock. He was born on July 5, 1954, in Russellville, to Harley W. Baker and Thelma Jay Russell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, John Mark and Paul Matthew Baker. He is survived by two brothers and a sister-in-law, Wayne and Wanda...
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Margaret Powell-Roberson

November 5, 1965 - February 3, 2018

Margaret Powell-Roberson, age 52, of Russellville, died Saturday, February 3, 2018, at Cornerstone Hospital in Little Rock. She was born on November 5, 1965, in Russellville, to Jimmy and Marie Seagraves Powell. She was a member of Fair Park Baptist Church and loved to travel. She was preceded in death by her grandparents. Survivors include her parents, Jimmy and Marie Powell of...
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Dottie Starnes

January 10, 1927 - February 3, 2018

Dottie Starnes, age 91, of Russellville died Saturday, February 3, 2018, at Russellville Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born January 10, 1927, in Fort Smith to John F. and Kitty Hefton. In 1944, she graduated from FS High School and attended what was then called FS Junior College for two years. She was employed at several positions throughout the years, most of them associated with...
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Charles Harry Ernest Tooley Phillips, Chet

April 9, 1997 - February 1, 2018

Charles Harry Ernest Tooley Phillips (CHET) was named for four men who, in name alone, gave him a lot to live up to and in his all-too-short 20 years of life, he lived up to each moniker and then some. Born on April 9, 1997, in Little Rock, Arkansas to Kelton and Annette Phillips, he was immediately the favorite grandchild on at least one of side the family, thanks in part to his kind heart...
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Joyce Evelyn Shinn

November 12, 1930 - January 31, 2018

Joyce Evelyn Shinn, age 87, of Russellville passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at Legacy Heights Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born November 12, 1930, in the Mill Creek Community to Edgar and Katherine Brown. She worked for 20 years in the Pope County Clerk's Office and two years as the County's Purchasing Agent before her retirement. She was a lifelong member of the Mill Creek...
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Michael J Warwick

June 9, 1956 - January 30, 2018

Michael J. Warwick, age 61, of Russellville, died Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born on June 9, 1956, in Lachute, Quebec, Canada to Harold and Joyce Warwick. He loved his family especially his children. He was deep in faith of God and loved to travel and had a special place in his heart for animals. He never met a stranger and was a friend to all...
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Ed McAnulty

March 21, 1943 - January 29, 2018

Ed McAnulty, age 74, of Russellville, died Monday, January 29, 2018, at home. He was born on March 21, 1943, in Pottsville to Virgil and Myrtle Womack McAnulty. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Dub McAnulty; and two sisters, Sue Parham, and Shirley McCurrie. Survivors include his wife, Helen Powell McAnulty of Russellville; two sons and...
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Edward Lee Parks

February 19, 1937 - January 25, 2018

Edward Lee Parks, age 80, of Russellville died Thursday, January 25, 2018, at the Russellville Nursing Center. He was born February 19, 1937, in Russellville to Roy Lee and Bessie Ann Emorton Parks. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Virgie Helen Parks; a son, Allen Parks; four sisters; a brother; and a grandson, Corey Allen Parks Whaley. Survivors include...
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Vernon Glen Rye

July 31, 1941 - January 21, 2018

Vernon Glen Rye, age 76, of Russellville, died Sunday, January 21, 2018, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born July 31, 1941, in Pope County to Rev. A.C. and Vesta Imogene Massey Rye. He was a faithful member of First Assembly of God in Russellville. He loved to sing and was a member of the Jubilaires Men's Quartet. Vernon was kind and always willing to help his family and...
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Larry R Cochran

November 30, 1941 - January 20, 2018

Larry R. Cochran, age 76, of London, died Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Baptist Health Medical Center in North Little Rock. He was born on November 30, 1941, in London to Robert Ernest and Anna Louise Rietzke Cochran. He attended Dover Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, "poppy" and brother. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death...
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Harold "Al" Polsgrove

September 6, 1944 - January 19, 2018

Harold L. "Al" Polsgrove, age 73, of Russellville, passed away at home on Friday, January 19, 2018. He was born on September 6, 1944, in Popular Bluff, Missouri, to Harold Morris and Norma Lee Polk Polsgrove. He received degrees from Southern Baptist College, now Williams Baptist College, University of the Ozarks, University of Central Arkansas, and University of Arkansas. He coached at...
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Tyler Garrette Chatten

August 3, 1992 - January 17, 2018

Tyler Garrette Chatten, age 25, of Pottsville, died Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at CHI St. Vincent in Hot Springs. He was born on August 3, 1992, in Newport, Arkansas. Survivors include his mother and step-father, Linda and Eliot Armendariz of Batesville; a brother and sister-in-law, William F. and Emily Pearson of Batesville; a nephew, Bryson Pearson of Batesville; and his caregiver, Pam...
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Bonnie Armstrong

April 29, 1933 - January 16, 2018

Bonnie Armstrong, age 84, of Russellville, died Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at her home. She was born April 29, 1933, in Hillman, to Elbert Edward and Lulu Mae Rushing Thrasher. She was of the Church of Christ faith and a life member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Post 2283. She was a retired Lab Tech from Williams and Lowrey Clinic. Bonnie was a former member of several local Bass Clubs and...
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Levita Lorene Whitford

February 4, 1922 - January 16, 2018

Levita Lorene Whitford, age 95, of Russellville, died Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. She was born February 4, 1922, in London to David Allen and Grace Ashmore Reed. She attended First Assembly of God in Russellville. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Ruben Whitford. Survivors include a brother-in-law,...
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Kathleen Bryan

May 11, 1946 - January 15, 2018

Kathleen Bryan, age 71, of Dardanelle, died on Monday, January 15, 2018, at her home. She was born on May 11, 1946, in Orange County, California, to Joseph Gainey and Rachael Lodski. All services will be private, and arrangements are under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.shinnfuneral.com
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Jim Watts

April 12, 1938 - January 14, 2018

Jim Watts, age 79, of Atkins, died Sunday, January 14, 2018, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born on April 12, 1938, in Boone County to David Crockett and Nellie Horn Watts. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved animals. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include three sons, Rickey Edwin Watts of Midwest City, Oklahoma, James David Watts of Choctaw,...
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Thomas Cleburne Vining, Jr.

February 7, 1939 - January 13, 2018

Thomas Cleburne Vining, Jr., age 78, of Russellville, died Saturday, January 13, 2018, at his home. He was born February 7, 1939, in Eudora to Thomas Cleburne Sr. and Doretha Runnells Vining. He enjoyed playing golf and breeding and showing horses. He attended the First Baptist Church in Russellville since 1983. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife of...
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Charles Greathouse

December 5, 1940 - January 12, 2018

Charles Greathouse, age 77, of Russellville, formerly of Chillicothe Ohio, died Friday, January 12, 2018, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born on December 5, 1940, in Cinncinnati, Ohio, to Chester Lewis and Opal Nellie Young Greathouse. He was a United States Marine Veteran of Vietnam, and was an engineer for the Department of Energy. In addition to his parents,...
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Carlene Loyd

November 13, 1941 - January 12, 2018

Carlene Loyd, age 76, of Russellville, died on January 12, 2018, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. She was born on November 13, 1941, in Russellville to Carl Bentley and Delia Laura Mae Dotson Loyd. She attended Victory Missionary Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Brown and Virginia Leigh Loyd; and three brothers, J. B., Larry...
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Ellen Marie McMillan

July 4, 1926 - January 9, 2018

Ellen Marie McMillan, 91, of Russellville, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018, in Waldron, Arkansas. She was born on July 4, 1926, in Jasper to Wilma Maude Brasel and Walter Benjamin Town. She graduated from College of the Ozarks in Clarksville in 1950, where she met and married Harlan McMillan. As a young couple they spent time in Little Rock, Fayetteville, Kansas, Indiana, and Georgia,...
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Daniel Wayne Denney

June 1, 1982 - January 9, 2018

Daniel Wayne Denney, age 35, of Russellville, died Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born June 1, 1982, in Russellville to Kenneth and Freda Jo Dowdy Denney. He was a loving father and loved making people laugh. He was preceded in death by his father; and his grandparents, Claude and Anna Mae Denney and Joseph Dowdy. Survivors include his...
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Sandra Kay Bridges

December 5, 1946 - January 6, 2018

Sandra Bridges, age 71, of Dover, died on Saturday, January 6, 2018, at Legacy Heights Nursing and Rehab. She was born on December 5, 1946, in Baytown Texas, to Julius Charles and Violet Orel Andrews Bridges. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law Dorothy and James Cooper. Survivors include her brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Glenda...
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Alan Russell Harris

May 31, 1926 - January 5, 2018

Alan Russell (Podunk) Harris died at age 91, on January 5, 2018, at Conway Regional Medical Center, Conway, Arkansas. Alan was born in Casa, Arkansas, on May 31, 1926, to Charles J. Harris and Rose Lee Meeks Harris. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Mae Harris; daughter, Angela Kaye Harris; great-granddaughter Avery Mae Brixey; and three siblings, Charles Franklin Harris ...
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Cora E. Bois

May 20, 1928 - January 3, 2018

Cora E. Bois, age 89, of Russellville, died Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. She was born May 20, 1928, in Springfield Gardens, New York to Howard W. and Bertha Mabel Verity Cornell. She was a member of St. John Catholic Church where she was also a member of the altar society. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,...
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Hazel James

June 21, 1921 - January 1, 2018

Hazel James, age 96, of Russellville, died on Monday, January 1, 2018, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was born on June 21, 1921, in Bienville Parish, Louisiana to Alice Mosely. She was a member of New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, H.C. James; three sons, Willie D., William James, and Clint Cooper; and...
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Kenneth Earl Morphis

January 2, 1942 - December 26, 2017

Kenneth Earl Morphis, age 75, of Dover, died Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born on January 2, 1942, in Russellville to Oze Oscar and Iva Morphis. He was a member of Crow Mountain Baptist Church, Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union, and a partner in Russellville Plumbing and Heating for many years. He was one of the founders and instructors of the...
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Beverly Mae Tollison

August 19, 1935 - December 22, 2017

Beverly Tollison, age 82, of Russellville, died Friday December 22, 2017, at Brookdale Assisted Living in Russellville. She was born August 19, 1935, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts to Louis Joseph Miron and Iva Gladys Cobb. Beverly graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1953. She worked at the Berkshire Trust Company in Pittsfield before moving to California in 1959. She worked for the...
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Barbara Ann Duckett

August 20, 1936 - December 20, 2017

Barbara Duckett, age 81, of Russellville died Wednesday December 20, 2017, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was born in Pulaski Virginia, on August 20, 1936 to Jesse James and Ruth Moony Surratt. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, James C. Duckett Jr.; two sons, James C. Duckett III of Clarksville, and Henry Duckett of Russellville; two...
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Helen Brown

February 22, 1927 - December 20, 2017

Helen Brown, age 90, of Russellville, died Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at the Russellville Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born February 22, 1927, in California to Earl Francis and Alice Van Valkenburg Brown. She was a founding member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph L. Brown; three sisters, two brothers;...
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Hessie Modene Griffin

September 16, 1934 - December 19, 2017

Hessie Modene Griffin, age 83, of Branson, Missouri, died Tuesday, December 19, 2017. She was born September 16, 1934, in Dover, Arkansas to James Otho and Mabel Campbell Sumners. She was a retired businesswoman and nurse and was a Baptist. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Lynn Griffin; a brother, Herbert Sumners; one sister, Rosetta Brown; her...
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Wilma Faye Caldwell

November 11, 1941 - December 19, 2017

Wilma Faye Williams Caldwell, age 76, of Russellville, died Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at Russellville Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born on November 11, 1941, in Gideon, Missouri, to Henry Oscar and Iva Lee (Rhoda) Williams. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Caldwell; a son, Jeffrey Lynn McGill; three sisters, Edith Williams, Trella Martinez,...
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Vicki Crumby Slate

October 16, 1953 - December 16, 2017

Vicki Crumby Slate, age 64, of Russellville, died Saturday, December 16, 2017, at her home. She was born October 16, 1953, in Malvern to Isaac Billy and Etta Lee Butler Crumby. She was a member of the Russellville First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Gary Slate; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Brian and Shannon Slate...
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Lucille Page

August 5, 1933 - December 16, 2017

Lucille Page, age 84, of Atkins, died Saturday, December 16, 2017, at River Valley Medical Center in Dardanelle. She was born August 5, 1933, in Bragg City, Missouri to John Dayton and Ruth Holmes Franks. She was a member of Pottsville First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; a husband, Quinn Page Jr.; a son, Glenn Page; a grandson, Scott Page; a brother Carl Downum...
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John Anderson "Andy" Thomas

July 1, 1949 - December 15, 2017

John Anderson "Andy" Thomas, age 68, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017, at his home. He was born July 1, 1949, in Morritlon to Paul Henry and Polly Fiser Thomas. Andy put in 37 years of service with the Arkansas State Parks retiring in 2014. His work also included, YCC Work Leader at Woolly Hollow State Park, Ranger Lake Ouachita State Park, Superintendent with Logoly State Park, Mt....
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Guadalupe Francisca Nunn

March 9, 1945 - December 15, 2017

Guadalupe Francisca Nunn, age 72, of Russellville died Friday, December 15, 2017, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. She was born March 9, 1945, in Los Angeles, California to Manuel Revera and Jessie May Valensuela Duarte. She attended Connect Church in Russellville. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a sister, Mary Dumas. Survivors include her husband, William...
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Charles W. Strecker

January 19, 1934 - December 15, 2017

Charles W. Strecker, age 83, of Dardanelle, died Friday, December 15, 2017 at home by his loved ones. He was born January 19, 1934, in Vidor, Texas, to Alton Leroy and Katherine Faye Hille Strecker. He was a United States Army Veteran. In addition to his parents he was preceded by his wife, Nelda Christine Strecker. He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia Christine...
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Larry C. Darter

July 17, 1942 - December 14, 2017

Larry C. Darter, age 75, of Atkins, died Thursday, December 14, 2017, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. He was born July 17, 1942, in Pine Bluff to Floyd Jewell and Edna Estelle Anthony Darter. He was a member of Palmetto Church. He was a wildlife officer for the Arkansas Game and Fish for 30 years and served two terms as Pope County Sheriff from 1976-1980. He was a 32nd-degree Mason...
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James Andrews

December 17, 1939 - December 11, 2017

James "Jim" Martin Andrews, age 77, of Pottsville, died Monday, December 11, 2017, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. He was born in Holly Ridge, Louisiana, on December 17, 1939, to Martin Luther Andrews and Avis Audel Garvan Andrews. He was a member of Bible Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Marie Andrews of the...
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Shirley Pickle

November 14, 1937 - December 7, 2017

Shirley Pickle, age 80, of Atkins, died Thursday, December 7, 2017, at Stella Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born November 14, 1937, in Atkins to Roy and Grace (Martin) Jackson. A lifelong member of the Church of Christ, she was most recently a member of the 5th and Greenwich Church of Christ in Russellville. She was a teacher in the Atkins school system for more than 30 years and...
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Sandra Lou Cole

December 12, 1939 - December 3, 2017

Sandra Lou Cole, age 77, of Russellville, died Sunday, December 3, 2017, at St. Vincent's Infirmary in Little Rock. She was born on December 12, 1939, in Russellville to William Lomar Rauhoff and Mattie Lola Goss. She was a member of Connect Church where she was a member of the Oasis women's group. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Cole; two...
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