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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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Joe Oliver Roberts

October 14, 1964 - August 11, 2017

Joe Oliver Roberts, age 52, of London Arkansas died Friday August 11, 2017, at his home. He was born October 14, 1964, in Los Angeles, California to Joe Oliver Roberts Jr. and Buena Faye Hester Roberts. He worked as an arborist for most of his career. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Luckey Joe Roberts, and his sister, Shirley Faye Roberts. He is...
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Iva Jane Sanders

August 3, 1941 - August 10, 2017

Iva Jane Sanders, age 76, of Pottsville, died August 10, 2017, at her home. She was born August 3, 1941, in Pottsville to Troy Thomas and Edith Coffman Holland. She loved canning, quilting but most of all she loved her family. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Owens Sanders; two brothers, Junior and Arland Holland; and a sister, Marie McClure. ...
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Danny Trusty

October 20, 1952 - August 9, 2017

Danny Trusty, age 64, of Russellville, died Wednesday, August 9, 2017, of a massive heart attack at his home. He was born October 20, 1952, in Paris to Gordon James and Margie Ruth Horne Trusty. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus 4th degree. Danny retired from Morrilton Packing in January after 27 years. He was so happy spending more time with his...
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Deronda Kaye Sanders

January 3, 1956 - August 6, 2017

Deronda Kaye Sanders, age 61, of Russellville died Sunday, August 6, 2017, at the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. She was born January 3, 1956, in Sikeston, Missouri, to Ben and Frances Cross Hillis. She was an avid golfer, loved the Razorbacks and was an adored grandmother. Survivors include her parents, of Atkins; her husband of 37 years, Ronnie Sanders; two sons and daughters...
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Jack Cossey

February 4, 1953 - August 5, 2017

Jack Cossey, age 64, of Pottsville, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 05, 2017 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born to Garlin and Gussie Hull Cossey on February 4, 1953, in Russellville, Arkansas. He was a member of the Antioch Freewill Baptist Church and the National Rifle Association. He was a foreman at the highway department for 34 years before retiring. ...
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Bobby Gene Garrison

April 29, 1941 - July 31, 2017

Bobby Gene Garrison, age 76, of Lamar, died at his home on Monday, July 31, 2017. He was born on April 29, 1941 in Lamar to Elmer Jeff and Maudie Leo Harmon Garrison. He served as a member of the United States Navy, and he also loved to tend his yard along with hunting and fishing. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Mack. He is survived by his...
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Greyson Clay & Khamryn Randall Reynolds

July 28, 2017 - July 28, 2017

On Friday, July 28, 2017, Heaven gained two angels. Greyson Clay and Khamryn Randall Reynolds were born and died at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. Survivors include their parents, Anthony Reynolds and Savanna Phonvilai of Russellville; grandparents, Jo Ann Reynolds of Russellville, Angie and Carl Miller of Russellville, Cindy and Kham Phonvilai of Russellville; uncles...
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Gloria M Sindt

January 6, 1933 - July 28, 2017

Gloria M. Sindt, age 84, of Russellville, died Friday, July 28, 2017 at Stella Manor Nursing and Rehab. She was born on January 6, 1933, in Prairie View Kansas to John and Bessie Mabel Alsbury Mulder. She was a member of Bakers Creek Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Ann Sindt. She is survived by her...
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Floy Casey

March 3, 1930 - July 24, 2017

Floy Casey, age 87, of Lockhart, Texas, recently of Russellville, died Monday, July 24, 2017, at home. She was born to Floyd Houston and Annie Summers Ketcherside in South New Hope on March 3, 1930. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Casey. Survivors include a son, Robert Louis Casey, of Russellville; three grandchildren, Albert Louis Casey and...
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Kenneth Fay Morphis

July 31, 1938 - July 24, 2017

Kenneth F. Morphis, age 78, of Russellville, died Monday July 24, 2017, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born July 31, 1938, in Dover to Garland Morphis and Zelma Bowden Morphis Britton. He was a Jehovah's Witness at the Russellville Kingdom Hall on 16th street, and also an avid outdoors man who loved to hunt and fish. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a step...
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Joseph Stephen Hlass

February 22, 1922 - July 24, 2017

Joseph Stephen Hlass died peacefully at his home in Russellville, on July 24, 2017, surrounded by loved ones. He was born on February 2, 1922, in Russellville, to Stephen and Francis Barborek Hlass. He was ready to be with his Heavenly Father and loved ones who'd gone on before him. In his own words, Joe was "ready for anything." When one of his daughters asked him if he knew how much he was...
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Bonnie Jean Jamell

August 11, 1924 - July 21, 2017

Bonnie Jean Jamell, age 92, of Russellville, died Friday, July 21, 2017. She was born August 11, 1924, in Buttermilk, Arkansas to Walter Ezekiel and Amy Ethel Patterson Andrews. She was a member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a Golden Patron of the Cumberland Presbyterian Women. She was a life-time PTA member. She retired from JC Penney's and was a realtor. She was an original ...
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James Henry Collins

September 18, 1941 - July 19, 2017

James Henry Collins, age 75, of Russellville, died Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. He was born to John Henry and Mary Celeste Collins in Yell County on September 18, 1941. He was a member and usher at New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church. James was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He retired after 35 years of employment with...
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Laura Lee Bewley

April 27, 1926 - July 17, 2017

Laura Lee Bewley, age 91, of Russellville, passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017, at her home on Crow Mountain. She was born to Auby and Minnie Workman in Pottsville, Arkansas on April 27, 1926. Laura was the second of seven children born and was named after her grandmother, Laura King. The Workman family was a farming family who lived primarily in and around Manila, Arkansas, although the...
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John H. Miller

September 4, 1927 - July 14, 2017

John H. Miller, 89, of Russellville, died Friday, July 14, 2017, at the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. He was born September 4, 1927, at Augsburg to William Franklin and Katherine M. Hink Miller. He was a United States Army veteran, a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, the American Legion Auxiliary and a Mason at the Masonic Lodge #339 in London. He owned the Miller's Chicken...
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Thelma Joyce Schrameck

September 5, 1935 - July 11, 2017

Thelma Joyce Burnett Schrameck, age 81, of Russellville, died Tuesday, July 11, 2017. She was born September 5, 1935, in a log cabin in Chester, Arkansas to Evan Charles and Erma Voleta Moore Burnett. She was an employee of Arvac Headstart for 18 years, and moved to Russellville when her daughter's first grandchild was born. She was a dedicated mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and...
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Jean Hemmer

August 24, 1942 - July 10, 2017

Jean Hemmer, age 74, of Dover, died Monday, July 10, 2017, at Baptist Health and Medical Center. She was born August 24, 1942, in Dover to Jess Fredrick and Joyce Lorene Niemeyer Austin. She retired from the Dover School district and enjoyed all of the children at the school. She did alterations for the children's band uniforms, prom dresses and choir. She was a cheer sponsor and helped...
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Ernestine Louise Weisschadel

April 23, 1925 - July 10, 2017

Ernestine Louise Zwayer Weisschadel, age 92, of Russellville, formerly of Mineral Springs, died Monday, July 10, 2017, after a life-well-lived. She spent the last few years of life battling a disease that robbed her of her memories and abilities to do everyday tasks, but never lost her sass, wit or loving heart. She was born on April 23, 1925, in Hollywood, California, to Ernest and Mary Emma...
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Otis Franklin Hibbard, Jr.

July 7, 1953 - July 6, 2017

Otis Franklin Hibbard Jr., age 63, of Dover, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, July 6, 2017. He was born July 7, 1953, in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Otis always took a positive approach to life and had an incredible sense of humor. His family will greatly miss his amazing ability to tell a good story. He was a member of Victory Missionary Baptist Church for 25 years, a member of the River Valley...
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Pauline Polly Neal

September 8, 1927 - July 6, 2017

Pauline "Polly" Neal, age 89, slipped peacefully from this earth on July 6, 2017. She was a resident of Fox Ridge Assisted Living Facility in Bryant until her death and was a member of Bryant First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, James Neal; her son, Jimmy Ray Neal; two brothers; and a sister. ...
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Nell Pirtle

January 20, 1935 - July 5, 2017

Nell Pirtle, age 82, of Russellville, left this earth Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home with her loved ones by her side. She was born January 20, 1935, in Bluff City to Claudie and Lucille Bever McBride. She was a member of Fifth and Greenwich Church of Christ for over 60 years. She loved baking, party planning and all family gatherings. She was a...
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Vera Sue Roach

January 17, 1931 - July 3, 2017

Vera Sue (Byrum) Roach, age 86, of Russellville, passed away on July 3, 2017, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. She went home to our Lord and to have the best piece of cherry pie ever with her dear husband, Arvil Lee Roach. She was born on January 17, 1931, during the Great Depression to William and Minnie Byrum in Caglesville, In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her...
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Floyd Junior Hampton

June 29, 1945 - July 2, 2017

Floyd Junior Hampton, age 72, of Dover, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home surrounded by his family. He was born on June 29, 1945, in Mount Judea, Arkansas to George Washington and Annie Jane Dial Hampton. He was a co-owner in Yesterday's Flea Market and knew no strangers. As a real American picker he was always buying, selling, trading, and swapping. On...
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Ronald Sherman Maxwell

July 25, 1941 - July 1, 2017

Ronald Sherman Maxwell, age 75, of Oppelo, died July 1, 2017. He was born July 25, 1941, in Booneville to Hawley and Armetta Murphy Maxwell. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Morrilton. He attended Arkansas Boys State in high school and was a member of FFA. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a B.S. degree and was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. For...
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Mary Nell Isbell

August 13, 1921 - June 28, 2017

Mary Nell Isbell, age 95, of Russellville died Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at Home Care Hospice in Little Rock. She was born August 13, 1921, in Paris to Warren Garrison and Mertie Ola McCoy. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Bob" Isbell; a son, Brent Ledgerwood; a daughter, Mary Alice Dickens; and a granddaughter, Laura Dickens. Survivors include...
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Billie Jean Cossey

December 6, 1934 - June 28, 2017

Billie Jean Cossey, 82, of Russellville, died Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at Baptist Health and Medical Center in Little Rock. She was born December 6, 1934, in Scottsville, to Lonnie Lee and Lena Metilda Murphy. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Lee V. Cossey; and a great-grandchild, Ezra Cruz. Survivors include her son, Larry Lee Cossey of Dover;...
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Jalia Batson Lingle

January 21, 1944 - June 26, 2017

Jalia Batson Lingle, age 73, of Russellville died Monday, June 26, 2017, at her home. She was born January 21, 1944, in Russellville to Calvin Stirman and Evelyn Jo Bailey Batson. Jaygee, as she was fondly remembered by family and friends, was past president and life member of Russellville Junior Auxiliary and co-owner of Lingle Manufacturing. She loved spending time with her family and never...
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Ethel Mae Athey

November 7, 1932 - June 22, 2017

Ethel Mae Athey, 84, of Russellville, died Thursday, June 22, 2017, at UAMS in Little Rock. She was born November 7, 1932, in Pope County, to Harmon and Euna Laffon Lemley. She was a member of Central Presbyterian Church. She taught typing and short hand in high school and special education in grade school. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a son, Richard Alon Athey. ...
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Neola Evon Haston

December 28, 1942 - June 12, 2017

Neola Evon Haston, age 74, of Dardanelle, died Monday, June 12, 2017, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was born December 28, 1942, in Casa to Ivory and Wanda Haston. She was a member of the New Liberty Holiness Pentecostal Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Reesal Haston and Joe D. Haston. Survivors include Mae Dinkins of Sumter,...
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Iladene McAnulty

August 25, 1932 - June 9, 2017

Iladene McAnulty, age 84, of Russellville, died Friday, June 9, 2017, at Dardanelle Nursing Center. She was born August 25, 1932, in Clarksville to Jess Frank and Mary Edna Dalton Boen. She was a member of the First Assembly of God in Russellville, and a former employee of International Shoe Company, and CM Vending. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Dane...
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Glen K Ingram

January 19, 1946 - June 7, 2017

Glen K. Ingram, age 71, of Dover, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. He was born January 19, 1946, in Dover to Sylvan and Bess Williamson Ingram. He was of the Assembly of God faith and loved to fish. He worked maintenance at St. Mary's Hospital and Dover Supermarket. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Bill Boyd...
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Denver M. Kring

March 12, 1923 - June 5, 2017

Denver M. Kring, age 94, peacefully went to be with his Lord on Monday, June 5, 2017, in Russellville, Arkansas, surrounded by family. He was born March 12, 1923, in Genoa, Arkansas. He was a resident of Longview, Texas for over 70 years. He was a member of Calvary Christian Tabernacle. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 67 years, Dora Elizabeth Kring; his daughter, Debbie Kay...
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Wanda Pauline Haston

March 24, 1923 - May 30, 2017

Wanda Pauline Haston, age 94, of Dardanelle, died Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at Dardanelle Nursing Center. She was born March 24, 1923, in Yell County to William Carl and Sarah Elizabeth Talley Mehle. She was a member of the Palmetto Church on Crow Mountain and loved gardening, sewing and quilting. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ivory Haston; two sons,...
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Thomas C. Willis

October 16, 1929 - May 29, 2017

Thomas C. Willis, 87, of Dover, died Monday, May 29, 2017, at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born October 16, 1929, at Amarillo, Texas, to A.G. and Vada Willis. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara J. Willis; a brother and a sister. Survivors three step-sons and their spouses, James L. and Dawn Staggs of Bryant, David L. and Brenda Staggs of...
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Donald Skidmore

September 15, 1978 - May 26, 2017

Donald Skidmore, age 38, of Lamar, died Friday, May 26, 2017. He was born on September 15, 1978, in Clarksville, Arkansas to Edsel and Ruth Nelson Skidmore. He was preceded in death by his father, Edsel "Red" Skidmore. Survivors include his mother, Ruth Skidmore of Lamar; three sisters, Teresa Hibbert of Moffet, Oklahoma, Melissa Jean Skidmore of Mulvane, Kansas, and Melinda Goodman of...
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Jennings S. Shoptaw

June 4, 1925 - May 26, 2017

Jennings S. Shoptaw, age 91, of Dardanelle, died Friday, May 26, 2017, at Chambers Memorial Hospital. He was born June 4, 1925, in Russellville to John and Lillian Brown Shoptaw. On August 31, 1966, he married Darlene May. He retired after 22 years as a United States Air Force Master Sergeant, where he was an F4 Phantom mechanic. He was among the many who stormed the beach at Normandy on...
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William "Bill" Roy Tidwell

March 16, 1930 - May 19, 2017

William "Bill" Roy Tidwell, age 87, of Russellville, died May 18, 2017, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. He was born March 16, 1930 in Melbourne, to William Charles "Doc" and Virgie Delora Tidwell. He was a member of the Atkins Church of Christ, and also a veteran of the United States Navy where he served in Korea. He worked for the FAA as a radar technician supervisor at the radar tower...
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Janet Strickler Roys

March 19, 1938 - May 18, 2017

Janet Strickler Roys, 79, Russellville, passed away May 18, 2017. She was born March 19, 1938 in Los Angeles, CA to the late Ben and Frances Strickler. Survivors include her husband of nearly 58 years, Mike Roys; son Bill Roys, wife Denise and children Hayden, Logan and Audrey; son Michael Roys, Linda, Christopher and Elizabeth Newby, granddaughter Grace Grace and husband Sawyer Grace and...
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Sarah Kitchens

July 14, 1934 - May 18, 2017

Sarah Kitchens, age 82, of Russellville, died Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Mitchell's Nursing Home. She was born July 14, 1934, in Waldron, to Miles and Jeff Rogers Dozier. She attended First Cumberland Presbyterian Church where she was a Sunday school teacher. She assisted with Meals on Wheels and was a volunteer at Arkansas Hospice when the new facility opened. She enjoyed golfing, trout...
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Nancy Carolyn Phillips

August 23, 1939 - May 18, 2017

Nancy Carolyn Phillips, age 77, of Russellville died peacefully, with her family by her side on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Legacy Heights Nursing Center under the care of hospice. She was born August 23, 1939, in North Little Rock to Corthel Christopher and Martha Lois (Evans) Morris. She graduated from Old Main High School in North Little Rock in 1957, and from Baptist Hospital School of...
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Hazel Marie Johnson Kilgore

November 7, 1932 - May 14, 2017

Hazel Marie Johnson Kilgore, age 84, of Russellville died Sunday, May 14, 2017, at St. Vincent's Infirmary. She was born on November 7, 1932, in Russellville to Morris and Audrey Brauderick Johnson. She married Air Force Sgt. Hans Anderson in 1958 and they had two children, a son, Robert Paul and a daughter, Nancy De'Ane. She traveled abroad and the lower 48 states, before returning to...
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Carolyn Neel

June 15, 1941 - May 12, 2017

Dr. Carolyn Neel, a resident of Russellville, moved on from this life on May 12, 2017, at the age of 75. Born in Ft. Worth, Texas to Dennis Clinton Stark and Virginia Sides, she leaves behind her husband Scott Neel, a daughter Melanie McLeroy, and many other beloved family and friends. Carolyn had an illustrative career that included negotiating for the United States Army Corps of Engineers...
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Pamela Blasczyk

March 31, 1959 - May 12, 2017

Pamela Blasczyk, age 58, of Russellville passed away Friday, May 12, 2017, at her home. She was born in Odessa, Texas on March 31, 1959, to Bobby Lee and Nancy Estepp Melton. On June 27, 1987, she married Steven Mark Blasczyk and they were wed for 29 happy years. She worked at ConAgra for over 20 years. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her husband,...
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Billy L. Wiley

April 16, 1947 - May 6, 2017

Billy L. Wiley, age 70, of Russellville died Saturday, May 6, 2017, at his home. He was born April 16, 1947, in Russellville to Fay and O'Dean Wiley. He was retired from City Corporation and was a member of Woodlawn Free Will Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his wife of almost 45 years, Barbara Ann Wiley; his children, Craig (Mollie) Wiley, Linda...
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Nova Lee Morphis

September 28, 1921 - May 5, 2017

Nova Lee Morphis, age 95, of Russellville, died Friday, May 5, 2017, at Stella Manor Nursing and Rehab. She was born on September 28, 1921 in Russellville, to James Wilford and Loma Bowen Morgan. She was married to her husband James H. Morphis for 68 years until his passing in 2007, and she was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Russellville. In addition to her parents, she...
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Delmer Duan Hice

February 2, 1927 - May 3, 2017

Delmer Duan Hice, age 90, of Russellville, died Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at Legacy Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born February 2, 1927, in Piney, to Robert Earl and Mary Elizabeth Malone Hice. He served in the United States Navy as Seaman Second Class during World War II. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Belva Ruth Whiteside; his son,...
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Evelyn Louise "Lou" Martin

December 23, 1931 - May 2, 2017

Evelyn Louise "Lou" Martin, age 85, of Russellville died Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at Brookdale Russellville. She was born December 23, 1931, in Camden to Aylma Knoyless "A.K." and Flora Isabelle Davis Smith. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where she was in the Carden Sunday School Class, Family Life UMW Circle, served on various committees, and sang in the choir. She was a...
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Larry Gene "Bubba" Fields

April 22, 1950 - May 2, 2017

Larry Gene "Bubba" Fields, age 67, of Russellville died Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at UAMS in Little Rock. He was born April 22, 1950, in Little Rock to Lawrence Eugene and Rose Kozak Fields. He attended Calvary Temple Assembly of God. He was a licensed electrician, plumber, pipefitter, and HVAC technician. He was a member of the Pope County Marine Search and Rescue. In addition to his parents...
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Charles Steve Laymon

June 14, 1944 - April 30, 2017

Charles Steve "Buck" Laymon, age 72, of Dover, left this life on April 30, 2017. He was born on June 14, 1944, in Dover, Arkansas, to Henry Russell "Strawberry" Laymon and Dorothy Lee Radford Laymon. He is survived by three daughters, Becky McAlister (and husband, Wayne) of Hector, Stephanie Petty (and husband, Dale) of Hector and Beth Fields (and husband, Joey) of Abu Dhabi, UAE, formerly of...
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Roy Ewton

May 31, 1959 - April 27, 2017

Roy Ewton, age 57, of Dover died Thursday, April 27, 2017 at home. He was born on May 31, 1959 to Paul and Ora Fay Ewton, in Russellville. He was preceded in death by his father; a sister, Ruth Holt; two brothers, Tommy and Jessie Ewton; and one nephew, Gary Holt. Survivors include his mother, Ora Fay Ewton of Dover; one brother and sister-in-law, Charles "Buster" and Marlene Ewton of...
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Sharon Kay Owens Seward-Eyster

June 8, 1951 - April 23, 2017

Sharon Kay Owens Seward-Eyster, age 65, of Dover went home to be with her Lord on April 23, 2017 at home. She was born June 8, 1951 in Scottsville, Arkansas to James and Verzell (Allen) Owens. She was a beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and cousin. She loved the Lord and was always there when someone needed her. She lived her life to the fullest and tried to see the goodness in...
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Jimmy Steve Linker

November 1, 1934 - April 18, 2017

Jimmy Steve Linker, age 82, of Atkins died Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at the Atkins Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born November 1, 1934, in Russellville to John Floyd and Mary Alice Pickens Linker. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter. Survivors include two sons, Steven Lance Linker of California and John Mark Linker of Washington State; a daughter, Gina K....
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Mildred L Dixon

October 18, 1924 - April 17, 2017

Mildred L. Dixon, age 92, of Little Rock, died Monday, April 17, 2017, at Hospice Home Care in Little Rock. A daughter of Jefferson and Velma Williamson Keltner, she was born on October 18, 1924 in Russellville. She was a member of Life Line Baptist Church in Little Rock and lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary in Conway. Mildred worked many years at the Eureka...
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Martha Ann King Womack

October 15, 1917 - April 14, 2017

Martha Ann King Womack, (Granny King) age 99, of Pottsville, died Friday, April 14, 2017, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. She was born October 15, 1917 in Perry County Arkansas, to George and Flora Cannon Guffey. She was a member of Pottsville Assembly of God. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Henry Noah King; her second husband, Charles ...
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Ova Camilla Smith

January 1, 1919 - April 12, 2017

Ova Camilla H. Smith, age 98 of Piqua, Ohio, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday April 12, 2017 at 1:40 A.M. at Brookdale of Piqua. She was born on January 1, 1919 in Pope County to the late Thomas J Hankins and Elsie (Dickey) Hankins. She married Richard S. Smith on August 1, 1945 in Conway, Ark. He adored her and preceded her in death on March 1, 2012. Camilla is survived by her son and...
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Arvie Dee Fisher

June 18, 1934 - April 12, 2017

Arvie Dee Fisher, age 82, of Russellville, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at his home. He was born in Pottsville to Thomas William and Lura Branscum Fisher. He was retired from Tyson Foods. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers; and two sisters. He is survived by his wife, Reba Fisher; two daughters and a son-in-law, Penelope Fisher of Russellville, and Lori...
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