Shinn Funeral Service

The death of a loved one brings together family and friends to honor and remember a very special person. For almost 80 years, Shinn Funeral Service has served thousands of River Valley families during their time of loss. Today Shinn Funeral Service continues to place emphasis on the motto "service measured not by gold, but by The Golden Rule."


Our Obituaries

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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Mamie Lucille Barclay

August 10, 1926 - April 9, 2017

Mamie Lucille Barclay, age 90 of Ola, died Sunday, April 9, 2017 at River Valley Medical Center in Dardanelle. She was born on August 10, 1926 in Gravelly, Arkansas to Tilford and Mary Jackson Black. Mamie Lucille was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ola and of the Eastern Star for over 50 years. She loved quilting and taking care of children. In addition to her parents she...
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Ray Hull

September 1, 1954 - April 7, 2017

Ray Hull, age 62, of Pinson, Tennessee died April 7, 2017, at his home. He was born September 1, 1954, in Stockton, California to Earl and Mildred Boze Hull. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include, his son, Tim Hull of Dover; his daughter and son-in-law, Danielle and Jonathan Bailey of Pinson, Tennessee; and his son, Nathan Hull of Brickeys; two brothers, Dean and Tom...
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Robert "Bob" Kerns

April 10, 1959 - April 5, 2017

Robert Wayne "Bob" Kerns, age 57, of Dardanelle died Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at his home. He was born April 10, 1959, in Hector to George Alvin "Chock" and Gwendolyn Garrigus Kerns. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by three brothers and three sisters. Burial will be private in Phoenix Cemetery and under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service of...
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Bonnie D. Meimerstorf

August 23, 1934 - April 1, 2017

Bonnie D. Meimerstorf, age 82, of Russellville died Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home surrounded by her family. She was born August 23, 1934, in Russellville to Cecil Odell and Kathleen Singleton Smith. She was a lifetime member of East Point Baptist Church. Her family always came first and she loved her animals. She was preceded in death by her parents. ...
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Charles "C.K." Kirksey Poynter

August 10, 1954 - March 30, 2017

Charles "C.K" Kirksey Poynter, age 62 of Russellville, departed us on Thursday, March 30, 2017. He was born August 10, 1954 in Mulberry, Arkansas to C.L. "Charlie" and Bette Wells Poynter. Charles was known to his friends as C.K. or Kirk. Kirk was a loving father and grandfather. Kirk will always be remembered by his quick-wit and complete honesty with those who knew him best. He was an...
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Hossein Hamid Momeni

June 10, 1939 - March 27, 2017

Hossein "Hamid" Momeni, age 77, of Russellville, died Monday, March 27, 2017, at CHI St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock. He was born on June 10, 1939, in Tehran, Iran to Zeynolabedin Momeni and Aghdas Shervanian. He was a loving father, grandfather and he enjoyed literature and poetry. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister. Survivors include three...
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Thomas Junior Holland

March 30, 1936 - March 23, 2017

Thomas Junior Holland, age 80, of Pottsville, died Thursday, March 23, 2017 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born March 30, 1936 in Russellville to Troy Thomas and Edith Mae Coffman Holland. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Ann Holland; two sisters, Marie McClure and Minnie Louise Holland; and one brother, Arlean Holland. Survivors...
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Nina Katherine Wilson Crites

January 6, 1929 - March 19, 2017

Nina Katherine Wilson Crites, age 88, of Russellville, died Sunday, March 19, 2017 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was born January 6, 1929 in Pottsville to Henry and Zela Wilson. She was a homemaker and active member of Baker's Creek Baptist Church. Nina graduated from Russellville High School and worked at International Shoe Company where she met the love of her life J. D....
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Jerry Warren

August 5, 1946 - March 16, 2017

Jerry Warren, age 70, of Russellville died Thursday, March 16, 2017 at his home surrounded by family and loved ones. He was born August 5, 1946 in Pope County to Rev. Ellis and Floye Kinder Warren. He was a retired carpenter. He was an outdoorsman, farmer, loved all animals and was a "jack of all trades". He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Trish...
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Heckle Curley Blagg

June 6, 1929 - March 15, 2017

Heckle (Curley) Blagg, age 87, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at his home. He was born June 6, 1929 in New Albany, Mississippi to Marion and Frankie Kelley Blagg. He was of the Pentecostal faith. He had great love for his family and friends, and enjoyed hunting and fishing. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Blagg; five brothers and sisters; and two...
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Gary Allen Sellers

January 22, 1941 - March 14, 2017

Gary Allen Sellers, age 76, of Russellville, died Tuesday, March 14,2017, at Select Specialty Hospital in Fort Smith. He was born January 22, 1941, in Minden, Illinois. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He served in the United States Air Force and was active in the VFW. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers,...
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Shirley Elizabeth Baxley

May 6, 1935 - March 14, 2017

Shirley Elizabeth Baxley, age 81, of Russellville, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at home. She was born May 6, 1935, in Parsons, Kansas to Ray Albert and Zella Elizabeth Graham Lewis. Shirley was a member of First Baptist Church and volunteered at Christian Clinic and Saint Mary' s Hospital. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Larry Lewis. ...
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Nelly Richardson

May 4, 1931 - March 13, 2017

Nelly Richardson, 85, of London, AR, died Monday, March 13, 2017 at home. She was born on May 4, 1931 in Winona County, Minnesota to Paul Vincent and Evalyn Bailey Vincent Coy. Nelly attended the First Baptist Church in Russellville, AR and was a member of Christian Women's Club of Rochester, MN. She taught a women's Bible study in Pine Island, MN and Sunday School in Elgin, MN for over 40...
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Dorothyann Josephine Janda Haymes

September 13, 1928 - March 3, 2017

Dorothyann Josephine Janda Haymes, 88 years young, went home to be with the Lord on March 3, 2017 at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. She was born on September 13, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois to Joseph and Anne Cihler Janda. Dorothyann was a loving Christian woman and member of Round Rock Church of Dover, as well as a wonderful sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. ...
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Jerry Ervin Robertson

June 8, 1942 - February 24, 2017

Jerry Ervin Robertson, age 74, of Westminster, Maryland, formerly of Russellville, died Friday, February 24, 2017, at Carroll Hospice Center's Dove House in Westminster. He was born June 8, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois to Ervin Wesley and Oneida Bullard Robertson. He was a United States Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his beloved wife,...
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Ottis Clifton Mackey

November 6, 1928 - February 21, 2017

Ottis Clifton Mackey, age 88, of Hector, died Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at his home. He was born November 6, 1928 at Gravel Hill to Andrew Jackson and Ethel Mae Kinder Mackey. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Pope County Road Department and pastored Well's Chapel Baptist Church (Miss. County), Omega Baptist Church (Chicot County), Richland Baptist Church ...
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Wanda Louise Hawkins

August 1, 1940 - February 20, 2017

Wanda Louise Hawkins, 76, of Derby, Kansas passed away on February 20, 2017. She was born on August 1, 1940 into a large family with six brothers and six sisters. She was a graduate of Atkins High School, her favorite subjects included Glee Club, Shorthand and Typing and her favorite hobby was listening to music. She met the love of her life, an aspiring engineer and pilot, on a blind date. ...
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Joyce Lamb Higgs

September 28, 1927 - February 19, 2017

Joyce Lamb Higgs, age 89, of Richland, Washington, formerly of Russellville, passed away February 19, 2017, at Guardian Angels Homes in Richland. The daughter of Jesse and Syble Lamb, she was born September 28, 1927, in Howell Township, Johnson County, Arkansas. She worked as a school teacher in Jerusalem, Dwight Mission, Russellville, and Dover, before retiring after 38 years of teaching....
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James E Rye

December 3, 1928 - February 18, 2017

James E. Rye, 88, of Russellville, received his promotion late Saturday afternoon, February 18, 2017, after he fell asleep in his recliner from a good days work. He was born on December 3, 1928 in Mill Creek, Arkansas to S. B. and Mollie Kendrick Rye. James Rye married Glenna Chenowith on February 1, 1951 at Welcome Hill Assembly of God. They were married for 61 years until her death in...
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Jean Church

February 15, 2017

Jean Church, age 86, passed away February 15, 2017 in Sacramento, California. She was born in Retta, Arkansas to Lillie and Monroe Bohanan. In addition of her parents she is preceded in death by, her brothers, Jewell and James Bohanan; her sisters, Versie Millsaps and Goldie Jones; and the love of her life, her husband of 60 years, James Rayford Church. She is survived by her sister, Rosa...
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Helen Elizabeth Keim

July 23, 1924 - February 15, 2017

Helen Elizabeth Keim, age 92, of Russellville went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. She was born July 23, 1924, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania to Norman Easter and Florence Bechtel Seeders. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, Central Extensions Home Makers Club, Catholic Women's Organization, President and Vice President of...
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Tommie Moseley Hyder

May 9, 1927 - February 8, 2017

Tommie Moseley Hyder, age 89, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Russellville, passed away on February 8, 2017. She was born May 9, 1927 in Russellville, Arkansas to the late Thomas and Annice Shoptaw Moseley. She married her high school sweetheart after they finished college. Tommie worked at a bank, telephone company, a national insurance company and a doctor's office while helping to put her...
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Joan Gooch Barnhill

July 3, 1929 - February 6, 2017

Joan Gooch Barnhill, 87, of Russellville, died Monday, February 6, 2017, with her family by her side, in Dardanelle, Arkansas. Joan was born July 3, 1929 in Tullahoma, Tennessee to Mary Ruth and Charles Eugene Gooch. Her father was a grocery salesman and her mother, a florist. Her father died in a car accident when she was seventeen. Joan was high-spirited and adventurous and learned to fly in...
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Mary Lucille Norton

January 1, 1929 - February 6, 2017

Mary Lucille Norton, age 88, of Springdale, formerly of Russellville, passed away February 6, 2017 at The Maples in Springdale. She was born January 1, 1929 in Forrest City, to Benton and Ada Ruble Follett. She was a member of the Liberty Grove Church. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Norton. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Brenda...
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Hazelene C. King

March 15, 1939 - January 30, 2017

Hazelene C. King, age 77, of Russellville, died January 30, 2017, at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was born on March 15, 1939 in Bayou Meta, Arkansas to Earl O. "Mutt" and Hazel B. Cummings. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a lifetime member of the Russellville Junior Auxiliary. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, John W....
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Edith Bailey

July 12, 1930 - January 30, 2017

Edith Bailey, age 86, of Russellville, died Monday, January 30, 2017 at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. She was born July 12, 1930 in Stigler, Oklahoma to George Earnest and Jennie Lea Honea Bascue. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Russellville. Edith proudly served during the Korean Conflict in the Women's Army Corps. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death...
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Leota Marie Ashworth Ingram

December 21, 1938 - January 28, 2017

Leota Marie Ashworth Ingram, 78, of Russellville died Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Russellville Nursing Center. She was born December 21, 1938 in Holt County, Missouri to Harold and Pansie Ashworth. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Otis Ashworth; one great-grandson, Corey Lee Ford; and the father of her children, Hershel Ingram. Survivors include a son...
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Willie Epperson

October 12, 1944 - January 24, 2017

Willie E. Epperson, age 72, of London died Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at home. He was born on October 12, 1944 in Clarksville to James and Mary Akins Epperson. Willie was a member of Masonic Lodge 339, and a devout Baptist. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, James, Terry, and Bruce Epperson. Survivors include three daughters, Denise Stevens of Dayton,...
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Lattie David "L.D." McDonough

March 15, 1927 - January 23, 2017

Lattie David "L.D." McDonough, 89, of Russellville, left this earthly life for the arms of his heavenly Savior on January 23, 2017. He was born March 15, 1927 at Webbers Falls, OK to Isaac and Mildia McDonough. He was the sixth of nine children, and was preceded in death by his parents and six of his siblings. Survivors include one brother, Isaac McDonough Jr. of Spring, TX; and one sister,...
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Herbert Charles Pruitt

December 16, 1969 - January 22, 2017

Herbert Charles Pruitt, age 47, of Centerville, died Sunday, January 22, 2017, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. He was born December 16, 1969 in Russellville to Elzie Lee and Violet Lysette Horn Pruitt. He was a mechanic who was very creative and imaginative. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include two sons, Cole and Devin Pruitt, both of Russellville; a...
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Michael "Smoke" Pfeiffer

July 26, 1948 - January 20, 2017

Michael "Smoke" Pfeiffer, age 68 of Russellville died January 20, 2017. The funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Shinn Chapel. Burial will be private. Arrangements are by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.shinnfuneral.com.
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Richard Crane

September 14, 1930 - January 20, 2017

Richard Crane, age 86, of Russellville, died Friday, January 20, 2017, at Legacy Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation. He was born on September 14, 1930, to Ollie and Della May Wilson Crane. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Helen Marie Eaton Crane; and his son. He is survived by his many friends at Legacy Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation and by his loving...
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Pearl Freeman

August 23, 1932 - January 19, 2017

Pearl Freeman, age 84, of Appleton died Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Conway Regional Medical Center. She was born August 23, 1932 in Stigler, Oklahoma to George E. and Jennie Lea Honea Bascue. She attended the First Baptist Church and retired from Levi-Strauss. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Floyd (Jimmy) Garlin Freeman; a brother, John Bascue; a sister...
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Joyce Rea Kriesel

October 14, 1943 - January 18, 2017

Joyce Rea Fultz Kriesel, age 73, of London died Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at her home. She was born October 14, 1943 in Rudd, Arkansas to William M. and Ella Ruth Burks Fultz. She was the chapter manager of the Pope County American Red Cross over two decades retiring in 2004. She was an avid musician and loving wife and mother. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her...
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Virginia Napier

September 25, 1943 - January 15, 2017

Virginia Napier, age 73 of Russellville, died Sunday, January 15, 2017 at the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. She was born September 25, 1943 in Russellville to Alfred Leon and Lena Elizabeth Meadows Roberts. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Napier; a brother Wayne Roberts; and a granddaughter, Rachael Leeann Millsap. Survivors include a son and...
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Adella Jean "Jeanne" Rogers Duryea

December 10, 1940 - January 13, 2017

Adella Jean "Jeanne" Rogers Duryea, age 76, of Atkins, died Friday, January 13, 2017 at Select Specialty Hospital in Fort Smith. She was born December 10, 1940 in Paris, Texas to Herbert Eugene and Adella Elizabeth DeLong Rogers. She was a member of the "First Monday Lunch Groups", and the manager of Kenwins and Mode-O-Day Women's dress store. She is preceded in death by her parents. ...
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Evelyn Wooding Porter

May 27, 1921 - January 12, 2017

Evelyn Porter, nee Wooding, passed into eternal life on Thursday morning, January 12, 2017 at Russellville Nursing Center. Evelyn was born in Chicago, Illinois on May 27, 1921 to Elmer and Alta (Menyea) Wooding. She grew up in Chicago, and lived there until she met the love of her life, Samuel Porter. In 1941 Evelyn married Sam, and for the next 49 years they had a wonderful loving marriage....
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Carolyn Couch

November 21, 1944 - January 8, 2017

Carolyn Couch, age 72, of Russellville, formerly of Marion, Iowa, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Stella Manor Nursing and Rehab. She was born on November 21, 1944 in Morrilton to Leon Kenneth and Helen Marie Robinson Packard. Carolyn retired from Rockwell Collins after working there for over 30 years and was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Marion, Iowa. In addition to her...
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Pauline Minton Cathcart

January 2, 1922 - January 5, 2017

Pauline Minton Cathcart, 95, of Russellville died Thursday, January 5, 2017, at River Valley Assisted Living. She was born January 2, 1922, to John and Alice Minton in Russellville. She was a member of Connect Church, the Retired Teachers Association in Russellville, a member and past president of AARP, the Kiwanis Association, and the Vintage Club of St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. She...
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Fay Wooten

September 21, 1920 - January 4, 2017

Fay Wooten, age 96, of Russellville, died Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Russellville Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born September 21, 1920 in Russellville to John Henry and Ethel May Hillas Mathis. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a daughter, Flora Gene Fitzjurl; two brothers, Frank Mathis and Oscar Mathis; and three sisters, Lucy Dildy, Dean Ridgley, Daisy Mason. ...
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Larry E. Sisk

February 22, 1940 - January 3, 2017

Larry E. Sisk, age 76, of Knoxville, passed Tuesday, January 3, 2017. He was born February 22, 1940 in Bastrop, Louisiana to the late Ralph and Kathryn Sisk of Pine Bluff. He served four years in the United States Navy then returned home to Pine Bluff and was employed at International Paper retiring July 1, 2006, after 40 years of employment. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Sisk; a son...
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Douglas Horton

July 17, 1950 - January 3, 2017

Douglas Horton, age 66, of Dover, died Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at home. He was born July 17, 1950, in Mountain View, Arkansas to G. L. Farris and Clairie Horton. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and a member of Rosedale Baptist Church in Little Rock. He was preceded in death by his father; a son, Freddie Howell; and his daughter, Rebecca Horton. Survivors include his wife, Donna...
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Gary Thornton

June 10, 1949 - January 3, 2017

Gary Thornton, age 67, of Russellville, died Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at his home. He was born June 10, 1949, in Magnolia to William Ralph and Mildred Gertrude Dendy Thornton. He was an environmental chemist at Arkansas Nuclear One and a United States Navy veteran. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Leslie Lee Johnson. Survivors include three sons,...
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Margaret Havenstrite

April 15, 1924 - January 2, 2017

In the early morning hours of January 2, 2017, Margaret Havenstrite earned her angel wings. She was born on April, 15, 1924, to John and Essie Cunningham in Enid, Oklahoma. She worked for many years as a bookkeeper for area businesses. In later years, she worked for Harps Food Store in the deli department and finally retired at the age of 85. She is preceded in death by her parents;...
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Verna Mae Riley

March 13, 1929 - December 26, 2016

Verna Mae Riley, age 87, of Russellville, died Monday, December 26, 2016 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was born March 13, 1929 in Russellville to Lee and Amanda Fulford Hughes. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Buford Riley; a son, Jimmy Riley; six sisters, Annmarie, Stella, Virgie, Clemmie, Iola, Anita, Florine; and two brothers, Robert and...
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Carol Person Rentfro

October 24, 1938 - December 24, 2016

Carol Person Rentfro, 78, passed away December 24, 2016, in Russellville. She was born October 24, 1938, at Merced, California. She was the daughter of the late Raymond Person of Dardanelle and Nina Bullard Stancikas and husband, Joseph of Russellville. She was a teacher in Cicero, Illinois and Russellville for over 40 years. She graduated from of Arkansas Tech University, receiving her BS...
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Dottie Sue Knief

August 13, 1950 - December 22, 2016

Dottie Sue Knief, age 66, of Lamar died Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Johnson County Regional Medical Center. She was born August 13, 1950 in Berkley, California to Ralph "Joe" and Dorothy Woods Selby. She enjoyed bingo, going to the casino, anything Elvis Presley and watching her stories (soap operas). She loved her family and was a wonderful mother, grandmother, daughter, aunt and friend. ...
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Daniel Jay Woods

September 8, 1982 - December 21, 2016

Daniel Jay Woods, age 34, of Russellville, died Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. He was born September 8, 1982 in Russellville to Richard Lee and Ramona Celeste Howard Woods. He was a member of the 5th and Greenwich Church of Christ. He was in the United States Military and deployed to Iraq, with the 1st Calvary Ft. Hood, Texas, Operation Iraqi Freedom and...
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Alice Lena Qualls Koski

December 5, 1935 - December 18, 2016

Alice Lena Qualls Koski, age 81, of Russellville, died Sunday, December 18, 2016 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was born on December 5, 1935 in Rover, Arkansas to William Bee and Bessie Lena Nunley Qualls. Alice graduated from Mountain Grove High School in Mountain Grove, Missouri. She met the love of her life Dick Koski while he was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood Missouri, and...
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Bill Woods

October 14, 1954 - December 11, 2016

Bill Woods, age 62, of Russellville, formerly of Freer, Texas died Sunday, December 11, 2016 at the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. He was born October 14, 1954 in Freer, Texas to Andy Jr. and Jimmie Beth Skinner Woods. He is preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his son, Tommy Jay Woods; two sisters and brother-in-law, Mary and Mike Riddell and Diana Woods, all of...
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Elizabeth "Sissy" Cash Reed

January 31, 1925 - December 9, 2016

Elizabeth "Sissy" Cash Reed, professor and resident of Jacksonville, Fla., died on Dec. 9, 2016, at the age of 91. Elizabeth is survived by her daughters, Lissa Fiser Gold and Leonora Reed St. Laurent (Philip), both of Jacksonville; grandsons, Noel Reed Fiser (Carolyn) of Bainbridge Island, Washington, Barrett H. Fiser (Tonya Lee) of Ocean Grove, New Jersey, and Patrick Cash St. Laurent of...
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Charles Whitey Robertson

January 11, 1922 - December 9, 2016

Charles "Whitey" Robertson, Sr. was born on January 11, 1922 in Centerville, Arkansas and died December 9th, 2016 in Springfield, Missouri at the age of 94. Charles was given the nickname 'Whitey' as a young boy because his hair was nearly white blonde, a striking compliment to his beautiful blue eyes. As a child, Whitey explored the far reaches of rural Yell County, learning to hunt and...
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Marvin Solum

September 24, 1929 - December 8, 2016

Dr. Marvin Solum, age 87, of Russellville, died Thursday, December 8, 2016 at Legacy Heights Nursing and Rehab. He was born September 24, 1929 in Warren, Minnesota to Herman Nels and Tena Haugen Solum. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Lou; two sons, Benton and Stevie Solum; one daughter, Sheryl Solum; two brothers, Lloyd and Keith Solum; and a special friend,...
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John Earl (Unk) Trotter

May 17, 1962 - December 7, 2016

John Earl (Unk) Trotter, age 54 of Russellville, AR died on December 7, 2016 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born May, 17, 1962 in Lake Providence, Louisiana to Jesse Lee and Ethel Mae Williams Trotter. He loved his family and friends he also enjoyed watching Lifetime movies (John would say it is ok for guys to watch Lifetime), singing, dancing and interior decorator. In...
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Anastacia "Anna" Mitchell

April 15, 1940 - December 5, 2016

Anastacia "Anna" Mitchell, age 76, of Dover, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, December 5, 2016 at home. She was born April 15, 1940 to Apolinar and Sofia Gonzales Molina. Anna was a member of World Harvest Baptist Church. She loved quilting and teaching others how to quilt. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Sarah and Louisa; and one brother, Juan. Survivors...
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Bob Parker

June 11, 1927 - December 5, 2016

Rev. Bob Parker, age 89, of Russellville died Monday, December 5, 2016 at Baptist Health and Medical Center. He was born on June 11, 1927 in Palestine to Robert J. and Allie Jean Whittle Parker. He was the founder of The House of Praise in Russellville and was in the ministry for 59 years. He loved to study the Bible and travel. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his son,...
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Maison Theodore Standridge

February 20, 1926 - December 5, 2016

Maison Theodore Standridge, age 90, of Russellville, died Monday, December 5, 2016 at Atkins Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born on February 20, 1926 in Lurton. He retired from the Russellville Water and Sewer Department after 26 years of service. He is preceded in death by his parents, Alonzo Mason and Mary Henrietta Gibbs Standridge, his second mother, Nellie Standridge; one...
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Quinton "Sonny" Phillips

October 29, 1934 - December 1, 2016

Quinton "Sonny" Phillips, age 82 of Russellville, died Thursday, December 1, 2016 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born October 29, 1934 in Fort Douglas to Guss and Pearlie Stone Phillips. He was a logger and served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Evelyn Garner. Survivors include two brothers;...
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Ronald Glenn Bewley

July 19, 1962 - November 30, 2016

Ronald Glenn Bewley, age 54, of London, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at home. He was born July 19, 1962 in Russellville to William and Glenda Rogers Bewley. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a welder by trade. He was preceded in death by all of his grandparents. Survivors include his parents; a sister and brother-in-law, Debbie and Lonnie Smith of...
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Cleo Jethero "Jerry" Summers

May 19, 1941 - November 27, 2016

Cleo Jethero "Jerry" Summers, age 75, of Dover died Sunday November 27, 2016 at Legacy Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation. He was born May 19, 1941, in Morrilton, Arkansas, to Hancle and Cora May Wells Summers. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Ann Summers; and his aunt, Maxine Egger. Survivors include three daughters, Debbie Smith Hickerson (Terry) of Pine Bluff,...
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William Eldon "Bill" Newsom

November 15, 1935 - November 26, 2016

William Eldon "Bill" Newsom, 81, of Russellville, who was editor of The Courier for 37 years, passed away at St. Mary's Hospital on November 26, 2016. He was born November 15, 1935, at Beebe, the son of Eldon Newsom and the former Mary Appoline Smoot. Newsom retired at the end of 1997, completing a 45-year career that included three years as editor of the weekly Morrilton Democrat and five years...
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Ruth Ellen Bowden Flower

August 20, 1922 - November 16, 2016

Ruth Ellen Bowden Flower of Pottsville died Wednesday, November 16, 2016, in Harrison. Ruth was born on August, 20, 1922 in Russellville to Reece E. and Clarice Lucille McGarity Bowden. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, James William Flower; her daughter-in-law, Lorle Flower; and one sister, Dorothy Kinslow. Ruth retired from accounting and...
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James Clayell Hunter

March 16, 1937 - November 15, 2016

James Clayell Hunter, 79, of Russellville, died Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at Stella Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation. He was born March 16, 1937 in Russellville to Clayell and Edna Thompson Hunter. He was a member of the Four Square Gospel Pentecostal Church, the Russellville Masonic Lodge 279 and was a truck driver. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife,...
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Charles C. Townsend

September 15, 1952 - November 14, 2016

Charles C. Townsend, age 64, of Cabot died Monday, November 14, 2016 at his home. He was born September 15, 1952 in Lake Village to Calvin Beard and Velma Ruth Bufkin Townsend. He attended Antioch Freewill Baptist Church in Russellville and Eudora Baptist Church in Eudora. He was a 1970 graduate of Eudora High School and a 1975 graduate of Arkansas Tech. He worked for USPS as Postmaster...
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Steve Heflin

May 1, 1963 - November 14, 2016

Steve Heflin, age 53, of Dover passed Monday, November 14, 2016 at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. He was born May 1, 1963 in McMinnville, Oregon to Shirley Dee and Charlotte Davis Heflin. He was a member of the Church of the Firstborn, and owner of S.O.S. RV Service for nine years. Steve enjoyed hunting, fly fishing, and photography, but his passion was being a loving father and...
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John "Jack" Tisch

August 3, 1944 - November 13, 2016

John "Jack" Tisch, age 72, of Dover departed this life Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. Jack was born August 3, 1944 in Steubenville, Ohio to John Wilbur and Jane Jablonsky Tisch. He graduated from Toronto High School in Toronto, Ohio. He married Bonnie Leath in 1973 prior to moving to Arkansas in 1976. Jack was an E-5 sergeant in the United States Marine...
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Don Ezell

January 17, 1941 - November 11, 2016

Don Ezell, age 75, of Russellville, died Friday, November 11, 2016 at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born January 17, 1941 in Paris to Wilburn Pearle and Ethel Beckett Ezell. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Atkins and the former mayor of Atkins. Don was a retired team member of Tyson Foods of Dardanelle. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his...
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Mildred Brown

August 18, 1925 - November 9, 2016

Mildred Brown, age 91, of Clarksville died Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Johnson Regional Medical Center. She was born August 18, 1925 in Clarksville to Walter Hugh and Anna Matthews Bean. She was a member of Clarksville Church of Christ and of the Lamar Church of Christ. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Selby Brown; three sons, Glen Selby "Buddy" Brown,...
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Helena Bernice Simon

November 2, 1926 - November 7, 2016

Helena Bernice Simon, 90, of Russellville, died Monday, November 7, 2016 at Legacy Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born November 2, 1926 in Jersey City, New Jersey to Herman and Sarah Halperin Silon and was a nurse. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Simon; two daughters, Renee Ginger and Linda Flannery. Survivors include a daughter,...
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Judith Gail DeLamar Abbott

September 27, 1944 - November 6, 2016

Judith Gail DeLamar Abbott, age 72, of London, passed away Sunday, November 6, 2016. She was born September 27, 1944 in Manning, Arkansas to Gail Lee and Oleta David DeLamar. She was a hard worker and excellent friend to many. Judy was very sweet and compassionate to all that knew her. She graduated from Sparkman High School and attended Texas A & M University. Judy was a member of the...
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David Vernon Bubbus

June 11, 1960 - November 5, 2016

David Vernon Bubbus, 56, of Russellville, died Saturday, November 5, 2016, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. He was born June 11, 1960 in Pine Bluff. He was the youngest of six children born to Jimmie and Margie Prine Bubbus. He was a member of Matthews Memorial Baptist Church in Pine Bluff, National Rifle Association and the Bubbus Hunting Club & Madar Hunting Club. ...
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Lois Galloway

August 10, 1923 - November 3, 2016

Lois Galloway, age 93, of Russellville died Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Russellville Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born August 10, 1923 in Russellville to Clon Clofton and Sally Davis Applegate. She enjoyed spending time with her family and adored her grandchildren. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Fredrick John Galloway, Sr.; her son, Fredrick "Freddy...
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Martha Jean Long Hobby

December 28, 1942 - November 1, 2016

Martha Jean Long Hobby, age 73, of Russellville, Arkansas died Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home in Russellville, Arkansas. She was born December 28, 1942 to Leonard Cooper Long Jr. and Ruthie Mae Moore Long in Philadelphia, Mississippi. She was a dental hygienist and dental manager. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas...
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Robert L. McClaran, Jr.

October 8, 1945 - October 30, 2016

Robert L. McClaran, 71, of Russellville, died October 30, 2016 peacefully at home. He was born on October 8, 1945 in Memphis, Tennessee to Robert and Nell Hunt McClaran. Robert owned and operated Bob's Carpet Cleaning for many years. He played college football for the University of Tennessee Martin, and was an avid Razorbacks fan. As an avid duck hunter, Robert was a proud supporter for...
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Robert Barton Frankhouse, Jr.

February 6, 1954 - October 29, 2016

Robert Barton Frankhouse Jr., age 62, of San Clemente, California died October 29, 2016 in Russellville. He was born February 6, 1954 in Morristown, New Jersey to Robert and Florence Drummond Frankhouse. Robert attended the United States Annapolis Naval Academy and was a graduate of San Francisco Culinary School. He was a remarkable artist specializing in painting and scrimshaw. He was a...
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Johnny Dee Wewers

April 13, 1964 - October 29, 2016

Johnny Dee Wewers, age 52, of Russellville died Saturday, October 29, 2016 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born April 13, 1964 in Stilwell, Oklahoma to Raymond and Gerri Wewers. Johnny attended Gardner Jr. High School and St. John's Catholic School in Russellville and graduated from Subiaco Academy in 1983. He was employed by JBS of London and previously worked for 18 years at...
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Junior "Buster" Bocksnick

May 7, 1938 - October 21, 2016

Junior "Buster" Bocksnick, age 78, of Flat Rock, died Friday, October 21, 2016 at home. He was born May 7, 1938 in Flat Rock to Arthur and Pearlie Darter Bocksnick. Buster was a member of the Johnson-Pope County Fox Hunters. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Gladys Eagle, Sylvia Krissell, and Cenabell Parker; and two brothers, infant brother Herbert...
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John Dean Hickman

May 10, 1942 - October 21, 2016

John Dean Hickman, age 74, of Russellville, died Friday, October 21, 2016 at River Valley Medical Center in Dardanelle. He was born May 10, 1942 at South New Hope to Henry Lee and Lola Lee Overton Hickman. He was a Christian and was the founder and owner of A-1 Roofing. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Odis Hickman; two sisters, Irene Fisher and Bonnie Tyler...
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Sandra Kay Jones

October 21, 1947 - October 21, 2016

Sandra Kay Jones, age 69, of Russellville, went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 21, 2016 at her home. She was born October 21, 1947 in Dallas, Oregon. Her parents were the late Walter Proulx and Beverly Jean Bowman. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle and John Serrette of Russellville and Sherri and Robert Seward of Dover; one brother and sister-in-law Michael...
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David Ray Mashburn

November 5, 1949 - October 12, 2016

David Ray Mashburn, age 66, of London, passed away comfortably Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at his home with his wife and daughter at his side. He was born November 5, 1949 to Ray Allen and Nora Willene Sanders Mashburn in Sheridan. He was a member of Dermott Baptist Church and retired from J. B. Hunt. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Patricia "Cissi"...
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John F. Hohmann

April 27, 1927 - October 10, 2016

John F. Hohmann, age 89, of Russellville died Monday, October 10, 2016 at Selected Specialty Hospital in Fort Smith. He was born on April 27, 1927 in Fairmont, West Virginia to John Edward and Mary Elizabeth Kisner Hohmann. John was a United States Marine in World War II, a master mason, and a member of Saint John's Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary;...
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Raymonda Ann Condley

May 14, 1946 - October 9, 2016

Raymonda Ann Condley, age 70, of Atkins died October 9, 2016 at the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. She was born May 14, 1946 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma to Raymond and Meva Godwin Worley. She was a special educations teacher in the Dover School District. In the summers she loved to travel the state of Arkansas. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her step-mother, Joann...
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Robert David "Bob" Garrigus

October 7, 1941 - October 3, 2016

Robert David "Bob" Garrigus, age 74, of Russellville, died Monday, October 3, 2016 at Baptist Health and Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born October 7, 1941 in Russellville, to John Paul and Lillian Eulene Tucker Garrigus. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Russellville, Rotary Club, Russellville Jaycees and several other civic clubs. He was a 1959 graduate of...
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Helen Pfeifer Hampton

September 7, 1920 - September 30, 2016

Helen Pfeifer Hampton, 96, of Russellville, died Friday, September 30, 2016 at Mitchell's Nursing and Rehabilitation in Danville. She was born September 7, 1920, in Russellville to Steve and Frances Barborek Hlass. She was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church and was a dental assistant for Dr. Hugh Silkensen. She enjoyed cooking and visiting with her friends and family. In addition...
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Lou Jennings

August 11, 1927 - September 30, 2016

Lou Jennings, age 89, of Russellville died Friday, September 30, 2016 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born on August 11, 1927 to Cecil and Jewell Laffoon Jennings. Lou was kind, compassionate, caring and a longtime member of St. John's Lutheran Church. In his younger years he was an avid golfer. He worked up into his 80's as a caregiver to those with Alzheimer's and dementia,...
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Terry D Sarver

June 14, 1938 - September 27, 2016

Terry D. Sarver, 78, of London passed away on Tuesday at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. Terry was born on June 14, 1938 to Alvin and Louise Sarver in Newport, PA. He graduated from Mt. Carmel High School in Illinois where, as an outstanding linebacker, he was nicknamed "Tubbs" for Jerry Tubbs, a 1957 NFL Round one draft pick. Terry was inducted into the United States Army in 1961, and...
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Harl Griffith

September 5, 1929 - September 26, 2016

Harl Griffith, age 87, of Russellville died Monday, September 26, 2016 at his home. He was born September 5, 1929 in Fort Smith to Harl and Koy Griffith. He was a charter member of Russellville Jaycees, served on the United Way Board, past president of Russellville Kiwanis Club, Russellville Chamber of Commerce and Pope County Fair Board. He was an integral part of the Westark Area Council...
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Imogene Jones Fortenberry

June 7, 1925 - September 19, 2016

Imogene Jones Fortenberry, age 91, of Russellville died Monday, September 19, 2016 at Atkins Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Known by all as Nanny and Mama Jean, she was born on June 7, 1925 in Bass, Arkansas to Thomas Salmon and Mary Frances Taylor. Imogene was a member of the 5th and Greenwich Church of Christ. She was a custodial steward for the Russellville School system and for her...
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Richard Heyob

September 19, 2016

Richard Heyob, age 83, husband of Debra K. Heyob, of Russellville, died Monday, September 19, 2016 at his home. All services are private and by Shinn Funeral Service. The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.shinnfuneral.com.
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Brig Peterson

February 9, 1953 - September 18, 2016

Brig Peterson, age 63, died Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born on February 9, 1953 in Quantico, Virginia to Harry and Louisa Peterson. Brig served in the United States Air Force and was a former Battalion Chief with the Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada for 32 years. He and his wife retired to Russellville, Arkansas where he was a...
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Florence Drummond Frankhouse

June 20, 1928 - September 16, 2016

Florence Drummond Frankhouse, age 88, of Russellville, died Friday, September 16, 2016, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. She was born June 20, 1928, to John Edward and Florence Helen Smith Drummond. Florence was a loving mother and grandmother. She was a travel agent who, during her career, visited 130 countries. She graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology from Penn...
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Bobby Lynn Freeman

November 22, 1937 - September 16, 2016

Bobby Lynn Freeman, age 78, of Dover, went to meet his Savior Friday, September 16, 2016 at his home. He was born November 22, 1937 in Lurton to Duel and Billie Juanita Myers Freeman. Bob will be remembered as a wonderful and loving husband and father that loved the outdoors indulging in his lifelong passion of hunting and fishing. He was always up for a good story or conversation and never...
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Arlin B. Elmore

September 23, 1939 - September 15, 2016

The Rev. Arlin B. Elmore, age 76, of Dover, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, September 15, 2016 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born September 23, 1939 in Huntington to Buford and Maxine Elmore. He was an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God for over 50 years and also served as a sectional Youth Director and a Royal Ranger leader. He pastored churches...
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Sarah Belle Kauffman

August 7, 1919 - September 15, 2016

Sarah Belle Kauffman, age 97, of Russellville, died Thursday, September 15, 2016 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was born August 7, 1919 in Delaware County, Oklahoma to William Eli and Clara Rebecca Edwards Wolfe. She was a pastor's wife and was very knowledgeable on the Bible and could beat anyone in Bible trivia. In 1940 she was diagnosed with polio. Despite her diagnoses she...
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