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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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Charles Henry Pearson

December 10, 1938 - December 3, 2017

Charles Henry Pearson, age 78, of Russellville, died Sunday, December 3, 2017, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born December 10, 1938 in Perry, Arkansas to Jack and Leona Faye Goodnight Pearson. He attended Morrilton High School graduating in the class of 1957, furthered his education at Arkansas Tech University graduating in 1961, with a bachelor's degree in mathematics and...
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Lodema "Petie" Jensen

September 16, 1923 - December 2, 2017

Lodema "Petie" Hazel Jensen, age 94, passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017, at home. She was born on September 16, 1923, in the Glencoe/Salem area of Fulton County, Arkansas to Clarence Edward and Blanche Billingsley Cozort. Petie, as she was known to her friends, was involved in many facets of the Russellville community, both civic and social. She was a member of Hoe and Hope Garden Club...
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Hazel Lorraine Andrews

June 21, 1927 - November 30, 2017

Hazel Lorraine Andrews, age 90, of Russellville, died Thursday, November 30, 2017, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. She was born in Oklahoma to Troy Seaton and Beaulah Martin. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Andrews; and a grandson, Scott Andrews. She is survived by her son, Joe Andrews of Russellville; her daughter, Paula Loyd of...
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Emma O'Bryant

September 26, 1927 - November 30, 2017

Emma O'Bryant, age 90, of Danville, died Thursday, November 30, 2017, at Mitchell's Nursing Home. She was born September 26, 1927, in Ponca City, Oklahoma to John Hood and Mary Edna Johnson Smith. She was a member of Ola Free Will Baptist Church, and an employee of Mitchell's Nursing Home in Danville. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by, her husband, Earl O'Bryant; a...
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Jimmy Wade Britton

October 5, 1948 - November 29, 2017

Jimmy Wade Britton, age 69, of Atkins, died Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home in Russellville. He was born October 5, 1948, in Newport to Burl Singleton and Mae Neal Bell Britton. He worked for Tyson Foods in Dardanelle for 33 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 49 years, Peggy Roberts Britton; and a brother, Lee...
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Carell William Hanna, Sr.

July 9, 1933 - November 23, 2017

Carrell William Hanna, age 84, of Hattieville, died Thursday, November 23, 2017, at home. He was born on July 9, 1933, in Granny Hollow to George William and Gracie Pearl Rankin Hanna. He was a member of Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church, an ordained minister for 63 years, and was also a mason. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Irene Hanna;...
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Phylis Shaver

July 17, 1924 - November 23, 2017

Phylis Shaver, age 93, of Russellville, died Thursday, November 23, 2017, at Russellville Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born on July 17, 1924, in Hector to Henry and Robbie Hamilton. She was a member of the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Russellville. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert "Bob" Shaver; two brothers, Edward and Jimmy Hamilton; and two...
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Lottie Keltner

March 2, 1924 - November 23, 2017

Lottie Keltner, age 93, a long-time resident of Haskell, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, November 23. 2017. A fifth generation descendent of Pope County settlers, she was born on March 2, 1924, in Russellville to Charlie and Lucy (Rankin) Baker. She married J. M. Keltner in 1954; they had two sons, Charles of Knoxville, Iowa, and Thomas of Little Rock. Lottie was a long-time member of...
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Duane Kenneth Noyes

December 12, 1948 - November 22, 2017

Duane Kenneth Noyes, age 68, of Russellville, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. He was born December 12, 1948, in Victoria BC, Canada to Floyd Worthington and Violette Kirby Brown Noyes. He was a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. He was employed at Dow Chemical for 11 years. He was a former owner and operator of...
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Helen Carol Worley Hartwick

November 12, 1944 - November 17, 2017

Helen Carol Worley Hartwick, age 73, of Russellville, passed away on November 17, 2017. She was born November 12, 1944, in Bald Knob to Carroll G. Worley and Gladys "Muffett" Worley. Helen loved life. She loved her family fiercely, and saw the beauty and strength in those she loved, even when they couldn't see it in themselves. After raising her kids, she set out on an adventure with Roy...
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Julia Rye

February 12, 1928 - November 15, 2017

Julia Rye, age 89, of Russellville, died November 15, 2017, at Russellville Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born February 12, 1928, in Moreland to Charles and Rona Crandle Barton. She was a member of Calvary Temple Assembly of God and loved her church. She enjoyed fishing and her pride and joy in life were her granddaughters. She worked as a volunteer at St. Mary's Hospital, a demo person...
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Doug Willis

November 15, 2017

Doug Willis, age 75, of Russellville, died Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at Legacy Heights Nursing and Rehab. He was born to Martelle and Marjorie Willis in Warren, Arkansas. He attended Salvation Army Church. When the family lived in Hot Springs, he was the organist at Unity Church for many years. He owned several businesses including Kwik Print in Hot Springs, Print Mart, Laser...
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Morris Inch

October 21, 1925 - November 13, 2017

Morris Inch, age 92, of Russellville, died Monday, November 13, 2017 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. He was born on October 21, 1925, in Wytopitlock, Maine to Clarence and Blanch Mix Inch. He was a World War II United States Army veteran and a member of Grace Fellowship Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Marjorie and...
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Eufimy Jarmoluk

March 15, 1920 - November 13, 2017

Eufimy Jarmoluk, age 97, of Russellville died Monday, November 13, 2017, at his home. He was born March 15, 1920. He was an accomplished tailor who created clothing and coats of exceptional quality. He was a craftsman who hand built two homes for his family and lived an extraordinary life beginning his childhood in a small village in Ukraine, later living in post-World War II Lyon,...
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William Shifty Shoffit

September 30, 1942 - November 12, 2017

William Glenn Shoffit "Shifty", of Carrollton, Ohio, passed away November 12, 2017. He was born in Nogo, Arkansas to William and Geraldine Mathis Shoffit. Shifty worked in construction and on the Pipeline. His favorite hobby was restoring cars. He was blessed by having many loving friends and family. He was preceded in death by his father, William Shoffit; stepfather, Bryce Horn; three...
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Mickey Bates

August 18, 1967 - November 12, 2017

Mickey Bates, age 50, of Russellville-passed away due to complications of ALS. He was born in Hot Springs to Manuel and Shirley Bates. He loved to play and follow sports, especially baseball. He was raised in the Cutter Morning Star community amongst a very large extended family. He married Amber Wells-Bates and had two children- Sarah and Eli. Mickey was a logger and then worked at Chem Fab in...
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Beth Cooper

June 24, 1958 - November 10, 2017

Beth Cooper, age 59, of Russellville, died Friday, November 10, 2017 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. She was born on June 24, 1958, to Donovan and Mary Parsons. She was a member of the East Side Church of Christ and Downtown Rotary. She received her bachelor's degree from Southern Arkansas University, her master's degree from Arkansas Tech, and did an additional summer study...
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Eva Marie (Fell) Standridge

September 25, 1937 - November 8, 2017

Eva Marie (Fell) Standridge, age 80, of Dardanelle, died on November 8, 2017, at Johnson Regional Medical Center in Clarksville. She was born on September 25, 1937, in Lake Village, to Lymon Lee and Beulah Maude Edwards Fell. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her grandparents, George Washington and Bertha James (Floyd) Fell, and Charles Walter and Daisy L. (Griffin)...
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Delphine Zydzik

July 30, 1930 - November 5, 2017

Delphine Zydzik, age 87, of Russellville, died Sunday, November 5, 2017, at UAMS in Little Rock. She was born July 30, 1930, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Walter and Laura Neumann. She was a member of St. John's Altar Society, a 42-year member of St. Mary's Women Auxiliary and received the Outstanding Volunteer award in 2008. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother...
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Don Robert Rowlands

December 18, 1953 - November 3, 2017

Don Robert Rowlands, 63, affectionately known by his children and grandchildren as "Diddy", entered the gates of Heaven to enjoy his reward on Friday, November 3, 2017 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents Bob and Fern Rowlands, and mother-in-law, Ann Churchill. Don was a member of Russellville First Assembly of God and an employee of Arkansas Nuclear One until his...
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Houston Dee Heflin, Jr.

January 28, 1929 - October 27, 2017

Houston Dee Heflin, Jr., age 88, of Atkins, died Friday, October 27, 2017, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was born January 28, 1929, in Russellville to Houston Sr., and Irene McCracken Heflin. He graduated from Arkansas Tech University with a degree in Business. He went on to work for Arkansas Tech as the Assistant Director of Physical Plant until his retirement. Houston was a member of...
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Iva Ruth Utley

April 4, 1924 - October 25, 2017

Iva Ruth Utley, age 93, of Russellville, died Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. She was born on April 4, 1924, in Russellville to James William and Floy Mae Tackett Mitchell. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Roosevelt Utley; two sisters, Mary Helen Keener and Gladys Marion Reaves. She is survived by a daughter and...
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Kent Davis

November 11, 1932 - October 24, 2017

Kent Davis, age 84, of Dardanelle, died Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville. He was born on November 11, 1932, in New Blaine to Daniel Everett and Dollie LouElla Stewart Davis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Dean, Ellreda, Ileana, Verla Mae, Sue, and Weoma. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Lea...
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Sibyl Hlass Wesley

September 7, 1920 - October 24, 2017

Sibyl Hlass Wesley, age 97, of Russellville, died October 24, 2017, at Baptist Health and Medical Center in Little Rock. She was born September 7, 1920, in Russellville to Stephen and Frances Barborek Hlass. She was a charter member of St. John's Catholic Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Wesley; five brothers, John Hlass, Joe Hlass,...
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Lawrence Webb

October 18, 1959 - October 15, 2017

Lawrence Webb, age 57, of Russellville went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, October 15, 2017. Our beloved Lawrence was born to Calvin and Estella Shaw Webb on October 18, 1959. He was a native of Portland, Arkansas and was an honor graduate of Portland High School. He also attended Arkansas Tech University, majoring in Electrical Engineering. He leaves to cherish his memory...
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Peggy Lou Britton

May 15, 1948 - October 12, 2017

Peggy Lou Britton, age 69, of Atkins, died Thursday, October 12, 2017, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home in Russellville. She was born May 15, 1948, on Pea Ridge in Pope County to Kenneth Vernon and Ima Faye Lewallen Roberts. She retired after 30 years with Tyson Foods on Tyler Road. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Roberts. Survivors include...
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Mary Jane Jones

January 1, 1952 - October 12, 2017

Mary Jane Jones, age 65, of London, died Thursday, October 12, 2017, at home. She was born January 1, 1952, in Scotts Bluff, Nebraska to Raymond Francis and Jane Virginia Popp Missi. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Community Church and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers; and a grandson, Dallas Kaylor. Survivors...
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Winnie Kinsey

September 28, 1944 - October 4, 2017

Winnie Kinsey, age 73, of Russellville, died Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at St. Vincent's Hospital in North Little Rock. She was born on September 28, 1944, in Fayetteville to Glen and Tressie Baker Wing. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Russellville and a part of international missions. She was also a college professor at the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville for 17...
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Mildred Gladys Shinn

August 17, 1916 - September 30, 2017

Mildred Gladys Shinn, age 101, died Saturday, September 30, 2017, at Stella Manor Nursing Center. She was born August 17, 1916, in London to Frank Floyd and Rebecca Geneva Powell McDonald. She was a member of First Baptist Church and the Ken Shores Sunday school class. She has genuinely loved this small town, The Courier-Democrat, area churches and children. She started Russellville's first...
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Linda J. Mashburn

October 6, 1964 - September 26, 2017

Linda J. Mashburn, age 52, of Ola died Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. She was born October 6, 1964, in Little Rock to Jim Bill and Ruby Harris-Rankin. She was a member of the Slaty Crossing Church and loved working with the youth groups. She mentored many peewee youth basketball players and was a huge high school sports fan. In her career, she had over...
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Ann Elizabeth Schaubroeck

December 23, 1962 - September 24, 2017

Ann Elizabeth Schaubroeck, age 54, of Russellville, died Sunday, September 24, 2017, at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. She was born on December 23, 1962, in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, to Jackson Riley and Grace Elizabeth Cushing Henderson. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, and was well known for teaching at Caughman's Corner Preschool. She is preceded in death by...
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Billy Daniel Cockrell

June 16, 1925 - September 20, 2017

Billy Daniel Cockrell, age 92, of Russellville, died on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at Brookdale Senior Living Solutions. He was born on June 16, 1925, in Memphis Tennessee, to Willie D. and Lucille Tisdale Cockrell. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his two sisters, Helen Patterson and Mary Povoalion. All services are private with arrangements by Shinn Funeral...
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Martha B. Billings

January 29, 1923 - September 20, 2017

Martha B. Billings, age 94, of Russellville, died Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. She was born January 29, 1923, in Russellville, to Charles Webster and Beulah Rachel Berry. She was a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Cumberland Presbyterian Women, Mary Martha Circle, and Daughters of the American Revolution. In addition to her parents, she...
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Shirley Ann Hiemer

December 19, 1942 - September 17, 2017

Shirley Ann Hiemer, age 74, of Russellville died Sunday, September 17, 2017, at Legacy Heights Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born December 19, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois to Theodore Velt and Olivestella Marie Griffin Barnes. She was a member of First Assembly of God in Russellville and a member of Bosom Buddies. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a brother,...
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Debra Smith

December 26, 1954 - September 14, 2017

Debra Smith, age 62, of Russellville, died September 14, 2017, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was born December 26, 1954, in St. Charles, Missouri to Homer Cecil and Wanda Louise Stewart Smith. She loved writing and later published a book on poetry. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a grandson Christopher. Survivors include her daughter and son-in...
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Sheila Hovis

April 19, 1968 - September 14, 2017

Sheila Hovis, age 49, died Thursday, September 14, 2017, at her home in Dardanelle. She was born on April 19, 1968, in Russellville to Loran Lee and Polly Kelley Hovis. She spent most of her life helping take care of her mother, and as with most ladies, she loved to shop. She was preceded in death by her father and her brother, Michael Loran Hovis. Survivors include her mother; a brother...
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Gilbert Hollis

December 5, 1962 - September 10, 2017

Gilbert Hollis, age 54, of Russellville, died Sunday, September 10, 2017 at home. Burial was private in Hudson Cemetery near Moreland with arrangements by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.shinnfuneral.com.
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Linda June Underhill-Miller

September 11, 1945 - September 9, 2017

We celebrate the victorious life of Linda June Underhill-Miller who passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017. She was born on September 11, 1945, at Saint Mary's Hospital in Russellville to Oliver and Minnie Underhill. She was a dynamic classical pianist and accomplished organist. In 1988, she was diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer and was sent home to die under hospice care. She...
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Ouida Bean

March 15, 1927 - September 6, 2017

Ouida Bean, age 90, of Russellville, died Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at home. She was born on March 15, 1927, in Boydell to Luther Bunyon and Doris Williams Lagrone. She was a member of Second Baptist Church, a former Sunday school teacher, and a member of Dover Dirt Daubers. She served as a secretary for Second Baptist Church in West Helena and was also a secretary at Jerome War...
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David Gerald Tanner

December 20, 1948 - September 5, 2017

Dr. David Gerald Tanner, age 68, of Russellville went to the Lord on September 5, 2017. He was born December 20, 1948, in Morrilton to the late George W. Tanner Sr. and Rosa (Smith) Tanner. Dr. Tanner graduated from Morrilton High School in 1966, graduated with his bachelors from Arkansas Tech University, and attended the University of Arkansas for a short period until he entered the...
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Margaret Augusta Duffield Taylor

December 17, 1926 - September 4, 2017

Margaret Augusta Duffield Taylor, of Pottsville, who for 90 years fought the good fight and kept the faith, finished her race on Monday, September 4th, 2017, surrounded by her family in her longtime home in Pottsville. She was born December 17, 1926, in the Cherokee Nation at Grove, Oklahoma, to the late Luke B. Duffield, Jr. and Mary Katherine Ford Duffield. Margaret was named after her...
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Marcella Anderson Peeler

February 21, 1920 - September 2, 2017

Marcella Anderson Peeler, age 97, died September 2, 2017, at Legacy Heights Nursing Home in Russellville. She was born February 21, 1920, in Mulberry, Kansas to Harry L. and Irene Anderson. She graduated from Russellville High School and the Weedin School of Business. She was a member of the Credit Women's International, holding several positions within the organization, plus the office of...
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Richard Dick Perkins

February 15, 1935 - September 1, 2017

Richard "Dick" A. Perkins, age 82, of Russellville died Friday, September 1, 2017, at his home. He was born February 15, 1935, Marinette Wisconsin to Ralph and Lolita Richards Perkins. He was a member of Central Presbyterian Church. He was a board member of the Intermodal, Russellville River Valley Regional Intermodal Authority, ATU-Green and Gold Club, Pope County Library Board, Lions...
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Robbin James Lewis

August 28, 1951 - August 28, 2017

Robbin James Lewis, age 66, of Russellville, died August 28, 2017, at River Valley Medical Center. He was born August 28, 1951, in McMinnville, Oregon to James Mount and Dorris Marie Lockwood Lewis. He attended The Journey. He was an employee of the Walmart Distribution Center in Clarksville and enjoyed the Seattle Seahawks, fishing and bowling. In addition to his parents he is preceded...
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Deanie Thornton

June 29, 1937 - August 27, 2017

Deanie Thornton, age 80, of Russellville, died Sunday, August 27, 2017, at Legacy Heights Nursing and Rehab. She was born on June 29, 1937, in Pope County to Lynn and Clara Derryberry. She was baptized at North Ridge Christian Church and was a former volunteer at the Hatley Fire Department. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Elmo Thornton; a...
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Jeri Lee Steele

September 19, 1963 - August 19, 2017

Jeri Lee Steele, age 53, of Russellville died Saturday, August 19, 2017, at her home. She was born on September 19, 1963, in California to Wayne and Gloria Craven. Jeri enjoyed writing poetry, of which she had some published, along with spending time in the great outdoors. She also spent a lot of her time at the VFW hall here in Russellville. She was preceded in death by...
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Donald Ray Bazzelle, Jr.

February 24, 1960 - August 18, 2017

Donald (Banner Check) Ray Bazzelle Jr., age 57, died Friday, August 18, 2017, at Baptist Health and Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born February 24, 1960, in Camden, Arkansas to Donal Ray Sr. and Ruthie Marie Williams Bazzelle. Donald was a baseball coach, he loved working on cars, hunting, fishing and boxing. He is preceded in death by his father, Donal Bazzelle, Sr.; two...
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Esther Carter

March 7, 1928 - August 16, 2017

Esther Carter, age 89, of Russellville, went home to be with the Lord earning her angel wings on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. She was born on March 7, 1928, in Pope County to William Ellis and Gracie Montgomery Tackett. She was a member of the Dover Assembly of God for over 65 years. She volunteered faithfully at the American Red Cross and delivered...
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Kelly Louise Collins Parker

May 7, 1985 - August 15, 2017

Kelly Louise Collins Parker, age 32, of Glenwood, died August 15, 2017, at her home. She was born on May 7, 1985, in Russellville to Loyd and Margaret Collins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Betty L. and Loyd E. Collins, and Marjorie Usery and Edward Curran. Survivors include her parents; a daughter, Kelsey Parker of Glenwood; a sister, Victoria Collins of Russellville; two...
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Robert Squyres

August 12, 1937 - August 14, 2017

Robert Squyres, age 80, of Russellville, completed his long journey home on Monday, August 14, 2017, at St. Vincent's Infirmary in Little Rock. He was born on August 12, 1937, in Alexandria, Louisiana, to Benny and Ethel Squyres. Survivors include the love of his life, his wife, Ann Shirley Squyres of Russellville; a son, Aaron Lee Squyres, and his wife, Kristin of Little Rock; two...
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Donald Edward Rickard

September 13, 1933 - August 14, 2017

Donald Edward Rickard, age 83, died Monday, August 14, 2017, at his home. He was born September 13, 1933, in Dannevirke, Nebraska to Fred Alva and Emma Katherine Hansen Rickard. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, former commander of the American Legion, a member of the Arkansas River Valley Amateur Radio Club and Phi Delta Kappa. He was a retired Professor Emeritus from...
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Susan Quigley

April 28, 1943 - August 11, 2017

Susan Quigley, age 74, of Russellville died Friday, August 11, 2017, at her home with her family by her side. She was born April 28, 1943, in Derry City, Northern Ireland to Thomas and Mary Duddy Quigley. Susan and Gerry immigrated to the United States in September 1979, and settled in the Houston area prior to moving to Connecticut and then to Russellville with Gerry's job. Susan was a...
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