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Billy Edwin Dobbins, 74, of Malvern died Nov. 19, 2011. He was born August 16, 1937 in Searcy, AR to the late George Edwin Dobbins and the late Gladys Wilkerson Dobbins. He was a member of Heritage Baptist Church and was a true entrepreneur who owned and operated various businesses throughout his life. Billy's passion was the Cardinals Baseball team, his love for baseball went as far back as 1951 when Billy was on the first sanctioned little league baseball team for the State of Arkansas and later going as far as simi-pro. Suriviors include his wife: Freddie Prince Dobbins of Malvern; sons: Kendall Dobbins of Hot Springs, Michael Dobbins (Lattisha) of Zambia, Africa and Jeffrey Dobbins (Shannon) of Cabot; sister, Carolyn Hays of Jacksonville, Brother-n-law JD Prince and sister-n-law Alma Crump: grandchildren: Kristina Kroenke, Lauren Bridges, Luke Dobbins and Scott Dobbins, Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday at Atkinson Funeral Home with Bro. Michael Dobbins officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Cemetery, Alexander, AR. Pallbearers include: Luke Dobbins, Scott Dobbins, Jeff Dobbins, Don Fitz and Larry Parker. Visitation will be 5-7 P.M., Monday at the funeral home.

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