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

Frank Pickle

March 24, 1933 - August 25, 2016

Frank Pickle, age 83, of Atkins, died Thursday, August 25, 2016, at the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. He was born March 24, 1933, in Hartford to Owen G. and Margie Pitchford Pickle. He was a member of the 5th and Greenwich Church of Christ. For 31 years, he was a teacher, coach and administrator. In 2006 he was chosen by People for a Better Atkins as Citizen of the Year. In addition...
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Polly Ann Foerster

July 18, 1940 - August 24, 2016

Polly Ann Foerster, age 76, of London, died Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at UAMS in Little Rock. She was born July 18, 1940 in Hope, to Alton Gilbert and Ruth P. Hamilton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Matthew Souza, Michael Staeden and Christopher Staeden. Survivors include her husband, Larry Foerster Sr.; a son, Larry Foerster Jr.; three...
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Richard B. Berry

December 31, 1932 - August 24, 2016

Richard B. Berry, age 83 of Russellville, passed away on August 24, 2016 at the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. He was born on December 31, 1932 in Beebe to T. J. and Albertine Smoot Berry. Richard was a member of the Methodist Church in Beebe, American Legion, and the Disabled American Veterans. He was a lawyer with his own law firm at Beebe, served as City Attorney and later City...
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Lou Dixon

February 9, 1923 - August 21, 2016

Lou Dixon, age 93, of Alexander, died Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Saline Memorial Hospice. She was born February 9, 1923 in Grant County, Arkansas to Delbert Jack and Evelyne Florella Worthen Kelley. Lou loved the outdoors and gardening, especially flowers. She was a poultry and cattle farmer, enjoyed keeping the flowers growing on the farm and riding her 4-wheeler until she was 88. In...
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Gracie Lee Burton

January 24, 1940 - August 18, 2016

Gracie Lee Burton, 76, of Atkins died Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. She was born on January 24, 1940 in Moreland to Reece and Cassie Duvall. Gracie was a loving mother and grandmother, and a longtime member of Oak Grove Freewill Baptist Church Gracie is preceded in death by her mother Cassie Duvall; and her husband Burl Burton. Survivors...
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Betty Brooks Bell (Hays)

October 23, 1923 - August 13, 2016

Betty Brooks Bell (Hays), age 92, of Sterling, Virginia died Saturday, August 13, 2016 at The Johnson Center in Sterling. She was born October 23, 1923 in Russellville to Brooks and Marion Hays. She was raised in Little Rock and attended the University of Arkansas. She moved to Washington D.C. in 1943 when her father was elected to the United States Congress. In 1946 she married William E....
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Steven Eugene Cauley, "Gene"

April 18, 1968 - August 12, 2016

Steven Eugene "Gene" Cauley, age 48, of Hot Springs died August 12, 2016. He was born April 18, 1968 in Wichita, Kansas. He is preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother; three children; a sister; and several nieces and nephews. A family conducted come and go memorial service will be 2-5 p.m., Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the Russellville Nursing and Rehab Center. Local...
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Ruby Dell Taylor

April 7, 1932 - August 11, 2016

Ruby Dell Taylor, age 84, of Dover died Thursday, August 11, 2016 at her home. She was born April 7, 1932 in Dover to Clark and Josie Lou Radford. Ruby sold Mary Kay for many years and received high honors for her sales. She also loved to dance and play bingo. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Paul V. Taylor; her son, Mike Taylor; and all of her siblings. ...
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Larry Dean Loyd

October 3, 1949 - August 9, 2016

Larry Dean Loyd, age 66, of Russellville, died Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at UAMS in Little Rock. He was born October 3, 1949 to Carl Bentley and Delia Laura May Dotson Loyd in Fort Smith. He was a member of the Harmony Free Will Baptist Church, a coach and umpire for Little League baseball, active leader in cub scouts and retired from Dow Chemical after 35 years. He loved his family and...
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Bobbie Kinslow

February 22, 1936 - August 9, 2016

Bobbie Kinslow, 80, of Russellville, died Monday, August 8, 2016 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was born on February 22, 1936, in Hector to Emmett Andrew and Florence Mabel LeFan Hamilton. Bobbie had many roles at the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church and was the first female ordained elder. She enjoyed her family, church, camp families, helping others, cooking and sewing....
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Vicki Jo Voyna

May 30, 1964 - August 6, 2016

Vicki Jo Voyna, 52, of Dover, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, August 6, 2016, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was born May 30, 1964, in Charles City, Iowa to Edmund and Sylvia Kessler Voyna. Vicki was a volunteer recruiter for Guardianship, Inc. She received her degree in Psychology and Sociology at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Vicki was one of the founders of...
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Bill Latham

December 26, 1939 - August 1, 2016

Bill Latham, age 76, of Russellville died Monday, August 1, 2016 at his home. He was born December 26, 1939 in Russellville to Andrew Jackson and Annie Mae Bone Latham. He was a member of Harmony Free Will Baptist Church where he was also a deacon. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by Grady Latham, Gladys Latham Allen and George R. Latham. Survivors include...
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Elizabeth "Peanut" Parker Mobley

November 19, 1928 - July 31, 2016

Elizabeth Parker "Peanut" Mobley of Russellville, Arkansas died July 31, 2016 at the age of 87 years. She graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Sociology and spent her adult life volunteering to help out other people. Peanut's service included several thousand hours as a volunteer at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center over a period of 25 years. She was also the memorial...
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Linda Sanders

August 18, 1940 - July 31, 2016

Linda Sanders, 75, of Russellville, died Sunday, July 31, 2016 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Little Rock. She was born on August 18, 1940, to Hansel and Leah Bowne Mercer in Indianapolis, Indiana. Linda was a member of First Baptist Church in Russellville since 1998. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Louis Sanders; and an infant sister, Carol Mercer. Survivors include...
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Roger Warren Waldo, Sr.

October 18, 1954 - July 30, 2016

Roger Warren Waldo Sr., born October 18, 1954 in Russellville, aged 61, went to his heavenly home, July 30 at UAMS in Little Rock. Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Warren and Janice Waldo; and his son, Roger Waldo Jr. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Shirley; and two beloved granddaughters, who affectionately called him Bumpaw, Kaitlyn and Karah Waldo. A graveside...
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Deloy "Dee" Allen Doyle

December 12, 1941 - July 29, 2016

Deloy "Dee" Allen Doyle, 74, of Russellville, died Friday, July 29, 2016, in Little Rock. He was born December 12, 1941, in Mexico, Missouri, to the late Lloyd Allen and Cora Lena Naysmith Doyle. He attended the Woodlawn Free Will Baptist Church and was a United States Army Veteran of Vietnam. He was a sports broadcaster for radio stations in Hannibal, Missouri, Searcy, Hope, Conway and...
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Nina Faye Bewley

December 27, 1919 - July 24, 2016

Nina Faye Bewley, age 96, of Russellville, died Sunday, July 24, 2016, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center, in Russellville. She was born December 27, 1919, at Russellville, to Joseph and Margaret Alice May Vines. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Russellville and was a former telephone operator. She was a lifelong resident of Russellville, except when she worked in an...
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Fretta Cunningham

December 4, 1925 - July 20, 2016

Fretta Cunningham, age 90, of Plainview, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at the Dardanelle Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born December 4, 1925, at Steve, Arkansas, to Ben and Nettie Davis. She was a member of the Plainview Church of Christ. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Loyd Cunningham; two brothers, Earnest...
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Joseph Nicholas (Nick) Balkman

June 4, 1966 - July 19, 2016

Joseph Nicholas (Nick) Balkman, age 50, of Little Rock, died on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at his home. He was born June 4, 1966, at Russellville, to Joseph Owen and Mozelle Cowan Balkman. He was a proud uncle and loved his nieces and nephews. He was a great debater and loved to have conversations about politics and history. Nick also loved the Symphony Orchestra. He was preceded in death...
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Wanda Jean Cheek Brown

September 28, 1942 - July 17, 2016

Wanda Jean Cheek Brown, 73, of Dover, died Sunday, July 17, 2016, at Stella Manor Nursing and Rehab. She was born on September 28, 1942, in Morrilton, to Homer Eugene and Marguerite Belle May Cheek. Wanda graduated from Atkins High School in 1960, was a member of Baker's Creek Baptist Church for 47 years and was church pianist for most of them. She met the love of her life, Johnny Brown, in...
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Glenda Sue Hearen

February 23, 1953 - July 15, 2016

Glenda Sue Hearen, 63, of Belleville, died Friday, July 15, 2016, at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Medical Center in Little Rock. She was born February 23, 1953, in Dermott, to Clifford Lewis and Ella Mercedith Bailey Jones. She was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church in Dardanelle. She loved to sing and had a personality bigger than life. Her family was her life and...
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Pamela Sue Staggs

October 4, 1955 - July 14, 2016

Pamela Sue Staggs, 60, of Russellville, died Thursday, July 14, 2016, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. She was born October 4, 1955, in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Ralph L. and Evelyn Sue (Chapman) Vandagriff. She attended Harding University before attending the University of Arkansas School of Dental Hygiene and was a graduate of UCA and UALR. She was a member of the First United Methodist...
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Faye Miller

March 9, 1933 - July 10, 2016

Faye Miller, 83, of Russellville, died Sunday, July 10, 2016, at the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home in Russellville. She was born March 9, 1933, to Elmer Oliver and Gladys Pless Smith, in Pope County. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, P.E.O. Chapter BM and the American Legion Auxiliary and was co-owner of Miller's Chick Service. She loved playing bridge and was a true and...
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Bryce Yeejitshaj Bowden

January 15, 2013 - July 6, 2016

Bryce Yeejtshaj Bowden of Russellville, died Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Florida at the age of 3. He was born January 15, 2013, in Fort Smith to James and Nkaujtsim Vue Bowden. Bryce was always giving, he loved to smile and had such great strength. He loved his family, the beach, his puppy, sports and ninja turtles, just to name a few. He was preceded in...
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A. William Condley

June 2, 1939 - July 6, 2016

A. William Condley, 77, of Appleton, died Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born on June 2, 1939 to Arvel and Ruth Craig Condley in Parkdale, Arkansas. William was pastor at Oakland Christian Fellowship in Russellville. He also worked at Arkansas Tech for 35 years, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was preceded in death by his parents...
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Paula Lee Phillips

December 12, 1937 - July 2, 2016

Paula Lee Phillips, 78, of Russellville, died Saturday, July 2, 2016, at the River Valley Assisted Living in Russellville. She was born December 12, 1937, at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas to Joseph R. and Pauline C. (Fultz) Phillips. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Arkansas Polytechnic College (now Arkansas Tech) and a Master of Science degree from the University of...
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Judy Kathleen Baker Robertson

March 14, 1946 - June 29, 2016

Judy Kathleen Baker Robertson, 70, of Russellville, died Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. She was born March 14, 1946, to William Everett and Betty Jane McKinney Baker in Russellville. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her husband, Jerry Robertson; a daughter, Tanya Boyer of Owings Mills, Maryland; two brothers and sisters-in-law,...
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Annis Bocksnick

November 7, 1938 - June 27, 2016

Annis Bocksnick, 77, of Russellville, died Monday, June 27, 2016, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. She was born November 7, 1938, to Bruce and Fannie Felkins Brock in Russellville. She was a member of The Pentecostals of Russellville. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ernest Bocksnick; a son-in-law, Tommy Oliphant; a sister, La Wanda Arnold; and a step-daughter,...
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Diana Jean Jennen

September 18, 1940 - June 18, 2016

Diana Jean Jennen, 75, of Russellville, died Saturday, June 18th, 2016, at her home. She was born September 18th, 1940, to Lloyd C. McConnell and Lillian Athalene Clerget McConnell in Morrilton. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Dardanelle. She co-owned, with her husband, and was office manager of Jennen Signs for over 40 years. She also co-owned and managed many...
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Eugene A. Armstrong II

July 28, 1942 - June 16, 2016

Eugene A. Armstrong II, 73, of Russellville, died June 16, 2016 at Legacy Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation. He was born July 28, 1942, to Eugene Arthur and Catherine Celia Plale Armstrong in Akron, Ohio. He retired as an instrumentation and robotics technician. He was a United States Air Force veteran of Vietnam, and a member and past president of the Central Arkansas Chapter of the...
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Albert Kelby

October 8, 1919 - June 13, 2016

Albert Kelby, 96, of Dover, died Monday, June 13, 2016, peacefully at home. He was born on October 8, 1919, to John and Emily Castro Kelby. Albert was a United States Army Corporal in World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Charles Westerman; and a grandson, Billy Wayne Westerman. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; two daughters, Debra Habel of Dover, and Odetta ...
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Raymond "Buddy" Bright, Jr.

September 15, 1951 - June 11, 2016

Raymond "Buddy" Bright Jr., 64, of Russellville, died suddenly, Saturday, June 11, 2016 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born September 15, 1951 in Conway to Raymond Sr. and Kathleen McNeill Bright. He graduated from Conway High School where he was an All-State football player. After graduation he went to UCA on football scholarships. He was a member of Atkins First Free...
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John Walter Whorton

February 10, 1935 - June 11, 2016

John Walter Whorton, 81, of London, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home in Russellville. The son of William Albert and Clara Sims Whorton, he was born on February 10, 1935, in London, Arkansas. A 1952 graduate of Russellville High School, he was an Army veteran where he served as a chaplain assistant. John attended the Assembly of...
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James Hamilton

December 28, 1926 - June 7, 2016

James Hamilton, 89, of Russellville, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. He was born December 28, 1926, in Hector, Arkansas to Henry Thomas and Robbie Ellen Hamilton. He was a member of First Assembly of God for over 60 years as well as being a salesman for Colonial Bread Company for 27 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jerlene; a...
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Garry B. Wiloughby

January 18, 1949 - June 6, 2016

Garry Willoughby, 67, of Ozark, died Monday, June 6, 2016. He was born January 18, 1949, in San Diego, California, to Robert and Mary Floy Andrews Willoughby. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Larry Willoughby. Survivors include his wife, Kathy of the home; Private burial will occur at a later date with, arrangements by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville. The...
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Betty Hutcherson

June 14, 1945 - June 6, 2016

Betty Hutcherson, 70, of Russellville, died Monday, June 6, 2016, at Stella Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born June 14, 1945, to William Edward and Mary Roberta Reed Grubbs in Rosa. She was a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Derverl Hutcherson; a brother, William "Buddy" Grubbs; a sister, Peggy Grubbs Kelly; and a great-grandson, Jairen...
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Mary Griffin Pugh

September 2, 1929 - June 5, 2016

Mary Griffin Pugh, 86, of Russellville, died Sunday, June 5, 2016, at her home. She was born September 2, 1929, to Clarence Thomas and Esther Lillian Harmon Griffin in Russellville. She was a homemaker, a member of the First United Methodist Church, a member of the Junior Auxiliary and a secretary for the Arkansas Employment Security Division. She was preceded in death by her parents; her...
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Neva Morris Bowen Crigger

July 10, 1936 - June 4, 2016

Neva Morris Bowen Crigger, 79, of Dardanelle, died Saturday, June 4, 2016, at Stella Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born July 10, 1936, at St. Anthony, Idaho to Barnie Anderson and May Memorial Palmer Morris. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Russellville, enjoyed playing Bridge, painting, especially china painting, sewing and cooking. She was preceded in...
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Gary E. "Bud" Tinsley

October 11, 1932 - May 30, 2016

Gary E. "Bud" Tinsley, 83, of Russellville, died Monday, May 30, 2016, at his home. He was born October 11, 1932, in Smackover, Arkansas, to Griffin Lavelle and Opal Whitfield Tinsley. He was a member of New Beginnings Church of God, a mason, and a master electrician. Gary was a member of Union IBEW Local 436 of El Dorado, and sat on the E-board committee as well as an instructor at...
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Audrey "Uncle Joe" Ketcheside

October 22, 1925 - May 29, 2016

Audrey E. "Uncle Joe" Ketcheside, 90, of Russellville, died Sunday, May 29, 2016, at Legacy Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation. He was born October 22, 1925, in Knoxville, Arkansas, to Audrey E. and Ocie Smith Ketcheside. He was preceded in death by his parents; and six brothers and sisters. Survivors include a sister-in-law, Barbara Ketcheside of Conway; and numerous nieces and nephews who...
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Irvin Dewane Bartlett

September 21, 1941 - May 28, 2016

Irvin Dewane Bartlett, 74, of Darrington, Washington, died Saturday, May 28, 2016, following a long illness. He was born September 21, 1941, to Irvin and Maggie Howell Bartlett in Appleton. After graduating from high school in Dardanelle, Dewane joined the U. S. Navy and settled in Washington, where he met his wife. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Venoda Balloun. ...
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Mary Ellen Horton

June 21, 1925 - May 28, 2016

Mary Ellen Horton, 90, of Russellville, died Saturday, May 28, 2016, at Stella Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born June 21, 1925, at Van Buren to Emmett Brooks and Viva Elizabeth Ford Haney. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she was a past financial secretary, a member of the Women's Society of Christian Service, and the Family Life Circle. She was also a...
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Kenneth Williams

April 8, 1941 - May 25, 2016

Kenneth Williams, 75, of Russellville, died Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at home. He was born April 8, 1941 in Searcy, Arkansas to Oscar and Mary Williams. He was a member of the Eagles, and Central Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister Annette Liggett; and one brother Vernon Williams. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Sumi...
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Eddie Vaughn

May 8, 1954 - May 25, 2016

Eddie Vaughn, 62, of Russellville died Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at the Arkansas Heart Hospital. He was born May 8, 1954 in Pine Bluff to Bobby Dodson and Peggy Ann Bailey Vaughn. He was an outdoorsman and his true passion was hunting. He was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his wife, Norma Vaughn; his mother; three sons, Nicky Vaughn, Bobby Vaughn and Ricky Vaughn; one...
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David Wayne Allen

August 31, 1964 - May 21, 2016

David Wayne Allen, 51, of Dover, died Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. He was born August 31, 1964 in Dover to Burl Glenn and Edith Mae McMinn Allen. He loved logging, hunting and his grandkids. He is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; and one sister. Survivors include one daughter, Ashley Allen; one brother, Troy Allen; three sisters, Linda Hampton...
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Glenn Harris

July 23, 1941 - May 21, 2016

Glenn Harris, 74, of Russellville, died Saturday, May 21, 2016, at National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs. He was born July 23, 1941, in Scottsville to George Washington and Minnie Mae Ford Harris. He worked for vending companies for over 30 years and was a United State Navy Veteran. He enjoyed the love for his grandchildren and older Camaros. He was preceded in death by his parents;...
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Karla Gayle Stanton

April 17, 1968 - May 19, 2016

Karla Gayle Stanton, 48, of Russellville, died Thursday, May 19, 2016. She was born April 17, 1968 in Dardanelle to Ronald Dale and Donna Jean Reid Latham. She was a faithful member of the Refuge Church. She was in accounting and customer relations at Bridgestone/Firestone for over 25 years. She was a member of the Russellville Lions Club, the Arkansas River Valley Arts Center, Russellville...
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Bonnie Faye Simpson Polk

May 18, 2016

Bonnie Faye Simpson Polk, 77, of Bostic, North Carolina died, Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at the Hospice House of Forest City. A native of Russellville, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Simpson and Thelma Ratliff Simpson, a former physical education teacher in the Little Rock public schools, and former owner and operator of the Vintage BP Sports Supply in Florida and graduate of the University...
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William Gene Seward

March 21, 1932 - May 17, 2016

William Gene Seward, 84, of Dover, died Tuesday May 17, 2016 at the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. He was born March 21, 1932 in Liberty Hill, Texas to William and Bertha Mildred Adams Seward. He was preceded in death by his parents; Survivors include his wife Bonnie Seward; three sons and daughters-in-law; William Seward of Texas, Steve and Brenda Seward of Centerville, Texas, and...
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Sharon Lee Hipps

October 26, 1937 - May 16, 2016

Sharon Lee Hipps, 78 of Atkins, died Monday, May 16, 2016 at the Atkins Nursing Center. She was born October 26, 1937 in San Diego, California to Dave E. and Lee Ora Cocker Graeme. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carl Dwain Hipps and a daughter, Laura L. Taylor, her...
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Marvin Gene White

January 17, 1939 - May 16, 2016

Marvin Gene White, 77, died Monday, May 16, 2016 at Russellville Nursing and Rehab. He was born January 17, 1939 to Fred Jasper and Icie Malinda Vinson White. He retired after working 40 years as a truck driver for Fletcher Oil and Burris Oil and he was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a grandson, Brian Sims. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Mays White; three...
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Loneva Miller Morton Morphis

May 28, 1928 - May 15, 2016

Loneva Miller Morton Morphis, 87, of Pottsville died Sunday May 15, 2016 at the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. She was born May 28, 1928 in Malvern, Arkansas, the daughter of the late Rev. T. L. and Bessie Miller. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Wilson Morton and Gene Morphis; one son, Wilson L. Morton; and a step-son, Jerry Morphis. Survivors include two daughters and one...
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Margaret Heathcock

September 29, 1928 - May 14, 2016

Margaret Heathcock, 87, of Russellville, died Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Stella Manor. She was born September 29, 1928 in Atkins to Emmett Leland and Lola May Clemons Bewley. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Glen; a son, Jeffery Heathcock; and a daughter, Kathy Jones. Survivors include her sister, Glenda Penix of Russellville. The graveside service will be 2:00...
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Cynthia Brown

September 4, 1957 - May 12, 2016

Cynthia Brown, 58, of Russellville, died Thursday, May 12, 2016, at the Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. She was born September 4, 1957, in Russellville, to William Daniel and Lucille Ewton Harris. She was a homemaker and a member of the Gateway Pentecostal Church of God. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Lawrance Hearing and Danny Harris. ...
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Bobbye Jean Gullett Osborn

June 19, 1933 - May 9, 2016

Bobbye Jean Gullett Osborn, 82, of Russellville, loving wife of James Osborn, died peacefully on Monday, May 9, 2016 with her beloved James at her side. She was born June 19, 1933, in Hattieville, Arkansas to Jim and Chloe Craig Gullett. She was preceded in death by her adoptive parents; Artie and Evy Blankenship, along with two brothers: Jim and Grady Gullett; two grandchildren, Stanley...
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Thomas Sullivan

September 30, 1930 - May 4, 2016

Thomas Sullivan, 85, of Russellville, died Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. He was born September 30, 1930 in Rover to Tom H. and Anna A. Castleberry Sullivan. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, on the board of the Wesley Foundation and the Mount Eagle Retreat Center. Mr. Sullivan graduated from Tech in 1949 and then went on to complete...
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Bruce Wayne Hurley

July 2, 1966 - May 2, 2016

Bruce Wayne Hurley, 49, of Atkins, died Monday, May 2, 2016. He was born July 2, 1966 in Paris. He was an ordained minister and attended Russellville Christian Center. He was a car dealer, loved music and taught guitar. He was preceded in death by his biological father, Orval Dean Hurley; two brothers, Kevin Hurley and Randy Hurley. Survivors include his mother and father, Sharyn and...
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William Mark Bowen

February 21, 1960 - May 2, 2016

William Mark Bowen, 56, of Russellville formerly of Little Rock died Monday, May 2, 2016 at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. Cremation arrangements are pending by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.
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Doyle Monroe Cobb

September 3, 1921 - April 26, 2016

Doyle Monroe Cobb, 94, of Dover died Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at UAMS in Little Rock. He was born September 3, 1921 in Dover to Almous Charles and Viola Johnson Cobb. He is predeceased by sister Zella Curry and brother Golan Cobb. Mr. Cobb grew up in the Pine Hill community outside of Dover. He went to school in the Dover/Russellville area of Pope County. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII...
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Charles C. Clark

August 23, 1930 - April 23, 2016

Charles C. Clark, 85, of London died Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith. He was born August 23, 1930 in London to Roy Albert and Sena E. Hon Clark. He was a United States National Guard veteran. He was a member of the West Side Church of Christ for over 50 years, a London Civitan, a former volunteer firefighter for London Fire Department and was a member of...
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Pamela A. Mathis

June 30, 1949 - April 17, 2016

Pamela A. Mathis, 66, of Russellville, died April 17, 2016, at Arkansas Hospice Home. She was born June 30, 1949 in Russellville, to Lemoyne "Dub" and Reba K. Martin. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a retired teacher from Russellville School district, where she taught for 36 years. She had been a department head, a gifted and talented teacher and coordinator. She...
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Benny Lee Faulkner

July 28, 1946 - April 17, 2016

Benny Lee Faulkner, 69, of Casa died Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born July 28, 1946 in Morrilton to Thurman Lavan and Bethel Teel Faulkner. He was a member of Slaty Crossing Free Will Baptist Church. He loved spending time with his family, church family, and friends. He was a Mason and an avid fox hunter. He was preceded in death by his...
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Eltra Jane Cobb

March 4, 1921 - March 30, 2016

Eltra Jane Cobb, 95, of Dover, died Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Arkansas Hospice River Valley home. She was born March 4, 1921 in Mt. Judea, Arkansas to William Henry and Nancy Jane Reddell Freeman. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Assembly of God and retired from ConAgra after 19 years. She also enjoyed gardening. She is preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Viancie...
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Ethel Marie Warren Latham

July 10, 1926 - March 30, 2016

Ethel Marie Warren Latham, 89, of Belleville, died Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at Mitchell's Nursing Home in Danville. She was born July 17, 1926, in Ada, Oklahoma to Alvin and Louisa Ransom Warren. She enjoyed art. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers. Survivors include her husband, Odell Latham; two daughters, Karen Marie Peorelli of Hawaii and Deborah Gale ...
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J. T. (John Thomas) Jones

February 10, 1926 - March 29, 2016

J. T. (John Thomas) Jones, 90, of Russellville, died Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home in Russellville. He was born February 10, 1926, at Ward, Alabama, to George Price and Lois Marie Watkins Jones. He was a member of Second Baptist Church since 1971 and was a United States Army veteran of WW II. He was a retired construction superintendent for ConTel. He was...
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JoAnn Smith

December 27, 1936 - March 28, 2016

JoAnn Smith, 79, of Russellville, died Monday, March 28, 2016, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home in Russellville. She was born December 27, 1936, in Russellville to Frank Joseph Jr. and Frances Masek Barborek. She was a lifelong member of St. John's Catholic Church where she sang in the choir. She worked as a deputy circuit clerk for Pope County for 35 years and worked for Heritage...
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J. Darwin Hawkins

November 4, 1938 - March 23, 2016

J. Darwin Hawkins, 77, of Derby, Kansas passed away on March 23, 2016. He was born November 4, 1938 in Oakland, Arkansas. He was a graduate of Russellville High School, attended Arkansas Tech and then received his degree in Mechanical Engineering with emphasis in Aeronautics from Oklahoma State University. He worked as an engineer in the aircraft industry, including LTV Aerospace Corp, Learjet...
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Beulah "Boots" Ricker Tramel

February 12, 1937 - March 23, 2016

Beulah "Boots" Ricker Tramel, 79, of Russellville, died on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. She was born February 12, 1937, in Plainview, to William Loye and Faye Evelyn English Ricker. She was a teacher's aide at Plainview-Rover Elementary School for 20 years and a member of Plainview United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Earl Tramel; five...
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Keffor Hearne

November 20, 1939 - March 22, 2016

Keffor Hearne, 76, of Russellville, died Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. She was born November 20, 1939, in Dell, to George and Clara Archer Smith. She was a housekeeper and faithfully attended many churches. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Lloyd Smith and Donnie Smith; one sister, Colleen Smith; one granddaughter, Tammy; and one great...
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Annette Zakharian

March 17, 2016

Annette Zakharian passed from this life at the age of 63 on March 17, 2016 at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center following a battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur Zakharian and Edna Mae (Edmunds) Zakharian. Annette is survived by her siblings, Arthur L. Zakharian, Rosanna Zakharian and Charlotte Jones of Tulsa, Oklahoma; nephews, Ethan Jones and Andrew Jones; and...
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Virgie Cleta Hipps

January 19, 1916 - March 16, 2016

Virgie Cleta Hipps, 100, of Russellville, died March 16, 2016. She was born January 19, 1916, in Crow Mountain, to James Albert and Bertha Teeter Wirth. She was a homemaker and member of the South New Hope Assembly of God church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Chester Lee Hipps; a son, Carl Hipps; two daughters, Elwanda Brashears and Linda Scott; and a granddaughter,...
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Carole Ann Ragsdale

September 12, 1941 - March 16, 2016

Carole Ann Ragsdale, 74, of Russellville, died Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. She was born September 12, 1941, in Evansville, Indiana, to Allen Owen and Opal M. Davis Williamson. She worked as a nurse's aide. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Michelle Waid; and a brother, Pete Williamson. Survivors include three sons and two...
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Arlis Jennings Honea

November 6, 1936 - March 13, 2016

Arlis Jennings Honea, 79, of Conway, died Sunday, March 13, 2016 at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. He was born November 6, 1936 in Blevins, to Cyrus Jennings and Frances Lenora Smith Honea. He loved to ride four-wheelers, split wood, chewing tobacco and spending time with his family. He was a United States Army National Guard veteran. He is preceded in death by his parents; two...
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Michael Lynn Harvison

February 5, 1953 - March 3, 2016

Michael Lynn Harvison, 63, of London, died Thursday, March 3, 2016, at his home. He was born February 5, 1953, in New Iberia, Louisiana to Millard and Eva Webb Harvison. He was an engineer for Exxon, in the United States Air Force and a Vietnam Veteran. He was also stationed in Colorado to protect NORAD. He attended First Baptist Church in London. He was preceded in death by his parents;...
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Virgie Imogene Pyburn

January 11, 1933 - March 3, 2016

Virgie Imogene Pyburn, 83, died Thursday, March 3, 2016 at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. She was born January 11, 1933 in Ola, Arkansas to Harvey Aaron and Clara Frances Deese Mott. Virgie was a member of the Ola Free Will Baptist Church and was a faithful Christian. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clarence Pyburn; a brother, Joe Mott; and two sons, Jackie and...
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Sarah Groh

February 11, 1939 - February 29, 2016

Sarah Groh, formerly Roberson, 77, died Monday, February 29, 2016, at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was born February 11, 1939, in Larned, Kansas to Lester Merle and Treva Maxine Shady Clark. She loved gardening and nature, especially flowers. Later in life she became a Girl Scout leader. She is preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Merle Lee Clark; a sister, Ima Leta...
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Kevin James Neagles

July 25, 1961 - February 26, 2016

Kevin Neagles, 54, died Friday, February 26, 2016, in Gentry, at his home. He was born July 25, 1961, to Bill Gene and Beverly Rae Gress Neagles, in Phoenix, Arizona. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his step-mother, Judy Neagles. He is survived by his two brothers and one sister-in-law, Gary Neagles of Washington State and Tim and Mandy Neagles of Russellville; his best friend...
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Opal Jerlene Bocksnick

September 6, 1929 - February 25, 2016

Opal Jerlene Bocksnick, 86, of Russellville, died Thursday, February 25, 2016, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. She was born September 6, 1929, in England, Arkansas, to Barney Richmond and Edna Ruth Vinson Rauls. She was a guard at the Arkansas Department of Corrections for nearly 20 years and a member of the Victory Baptist Church. She was completely devoted to her family. She loved...
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Ola Belle Clutts

June 8, 1910 - February 25, 2016

Ola Belle Clutts, 105, of Russellville, departed this life Thursday, February 25, 2016, at Stella Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born June 8, 1910, in Bear Creek, Arkansas, to Toby Lonzo and Mary Ellen Harness Holsted. She was school cafeteria manager at Dwight Elementary School in the Russellville School District for many years. After retirement, because of her love of...
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Murice Eugene "Gene" Lackey

August 12, 1929 - February 25, 2016

Murice Eugene "Gene" Lackey, 86, of Russellville, died Thursday, February 25, 2016. He was born August 12, 1929, in Flint, Michigan, to Robert Fletcher and Nettie Acuff Lackey. He was a United States Navy veteran and worked as a machinist. He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his sister, Mona Lee Lackey of Russellville. The graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m....
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Mary Lewis

February 17, 1928 - February 22, 2016

Mary Lewis, 88, of Russellville, died Monday, February 22, 2016, at Legacy Heights Nursing Home. She was born February 17, 1928, in California, to Glen Charles and Mary Ruth Davis Sherwood. She retired from Pacific Bell after working there as a telephone operator for 24 years. She was a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church of Russellville. She was preceded in death by her parents;...
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Cecil Jerome Ramsey

January 17, 1921 - February 21, 2016

Cecil Jerome Ramsey, 95, of Dover died Sunday, February 21, 2016 at the Russellville Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born January 17, 1921 in Elvins, Missouri to Arthur James and Mara Clark Ramsey. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the Coast Guard, he also loved to fish, hunt and travel. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Pauline Page Ramsey and a son, Robert...
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Dianna Eden

May 24, 1949 - February 21, 2016

Dianna Eden, 66, of Ola, died Sunday, February 21, 2016, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. She was born May 24, 1949, in Silver City, New Mexico, to Robert Lee and Mildred Irene Rogers Hubbard. She was a homemaker and attended Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her daughter, Annaliese Eden; one sister, Linda Hearn of La...
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Nina Mae Daniels Rice

April 17, 1920 - February 17, 2016

Nina Mae Daniels Rice, 95, died Wednesday, February 17, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. Lifelong educator, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister. On April 17, 1920, Nina was born number 6 of 12 children to Wade and Bessie Jane Daniels in Pottsville, Arkansas. As she grew, she worked hard on the farm, and delighted in riding the wagon into town with her brothers and sisters. She threw hay bales...
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Willis Lee Dixon

November 16, 1941 - February 15, 2016

Willis Lee Dixon, 74, of Hector, died Monday, February 15, 2016, at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born November 16, 1941, in Hector, to John Olen and Barbara Lee Culbertson Dixon. He was a farmer and was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Annevah Dixon; his son and daughter-in-law, Rodney and Amy Dixon of Hector; one sister, Barbara Lauvane Pitts of...
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Lyman B. Harris

March 22, 1947 - February 9, 2016

Lyman B. Harris, PhD, age 68, of Russellville, died Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born March 22, 1947, in Albany, Georgia to Edward Clayton and Arlene Stall Dismukes Harris. In December 1974 when Dr. Lyman Harris moved to Russellville to lead the rehabilitation science program at Arkansas Tech, he had little idea he would devote nearly four decades...
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Earla Owens

October 24, 1937 - February 2, 2016

Earla Owens, age 78, of Russellville, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at her home. She was born October 24, 1937 in Clarksville to Earl W. and Jewell Pauline (Ratliff) Richardson. She was a graduate of Clarksville High School and College (University) of the Ozarks. While attending college, she married the love of her life, Truman Lee Owens. She pursued a career in...
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Ruby Louise Maner

June 14, 1940 - January 30, 2016

Ruby Louise Maner, 75, of Pottsville, died Saturday, January 30, 2016, at her home. She was born June 14, 1940 in Seminole, Oklahoma, to Birch Field and Gladys Merrill Brown Harris. She was a member of Happy Valley Assembly of God and retired from Auto Zone, after working there for over 20 years. She loved her family – especially her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her...
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Edna Lorene Lackey

August 27, 1921 - January 24, 2016

Edna Lorene Lackey, 94 of Atkins, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2016 at the Atkins Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born August 27, 1921 in Marshall, to Frank and Gertrude Huckabee Bradshaw. She was a member of the Bells Chapel Assembly of God. She was also an Eastern Star and a member of American Legion Auxiliary, Loyd-Stout Unit No. 34, Atkins. She was a loving wife and mother. She...
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Frank Albin Richter

October 29, 1948 - January 19, 2016

Frank Albin Richter, 67, of Pottsville, died Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was born in Barmstedt, Germany, to Rudolf Otto and Alma Christine Errolot Richter. He was a 1966 graduate of Atkins High School and alumni of Arkansas Tech University. He was the pastor of Gumlog Fellowship Church, retiring after 37 years. He also retired from the State of Arkansas, where...
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Effie Lydle Chasteen

March 10, 1931 - January 16, 2016

Effie Lydle Chasteen, 84, a resident of Russellville, died Saturday, January 16, 2016, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home in Russellville. She was born March 10, 1931, at Judsonia to Harvey Benjamin and Amelia Jane Chapman Penn. She was a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carl Eugene Chasteen; a grandchild, Joshua Alan...
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Marie Smith Robertson

September 12, 1923 - January 14, 2016

Marie Smith Robertson died peacefully, with Whitey, Charley and Joy at her side, on Thursday, January 14th, 2016 at the age of 92. She was born on September 12, 1923 in Beggs, Oklahoma to Claude and Anna Lee Martin Smith. She was the youngest of four children, Marvin, Melvin and Mildred. Marie lost her father at a young age. After his death, Anna Lee moved the family to Dardanelle, Arkansas...
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Jerry Wayne Porter

February 21, 1945 - January 9, 2016

Jerry Wayne Porter, 70, of Pottsville, died Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Russellville. He was born February 21, 1945, in Appleton, to Loy Ernest and Loetta Fay Wilson Porter. He was a member of 5th and Greenwich Church of Christ and a senior Lineman for Entergy for 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister and brother-in-law, Wanda and Jimmy Austin. Survivors include...
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Buck Bounds

December 16, 1931 - January 9, 2016

Buck Bounds, 84, of London, died Saturday, January 9, 2016, at the Johnson Regional Medical Center in Clarksville. He was born December 16, 1931, in St. Louis, Missouri, to William Frances and Daisy May Snodgrass Bounds. He was an antique dealer, and was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Bart, Ray, John and Junior Bounds; and three sisters, Bessie Snider, Barbara Hopson and Helen...
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Arlene Katie Harris

August 15, 1927 - January 8, 2016

Arlene Katie Harris, 88, of Dardanelle, died Friday, January 8, 2016, at her home. She was born August 15, 1927, in Morrilton, Arkansas, to Louis and Martha Lou Wilson Bauman. She had taught third grade for over 35 years in the London, Russellville and Van Buren school districts. She was a former member of First United Methodist Church in Russellville and was preceded in death by her parents; ...
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Doris Jean Bridges

July 21, 1948 - January 7, 2016

Doris Jean Bridges, 67, of London died Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Conway Regional Medical Center. She was born July 21, 1948 in Wilmot, Arkansas to Luther Gilmore and Neva Findley Collier. In her younger days, she enjoyed traveling the country extensively with her loving husband. She also enjoyed visiting casinos and playing bingo. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband,...
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Gerry Riley-Corry

April 23, 1922 - January 6, 2016

Gerry Riley-Corry, age 93, of Irving, Texas, died Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at Brookdale Tyler East in Tyler, Texas. She was born April 23, 1922, in Wichita, Kansas, to Harvey and Hattie Evans Clark. She was a member of the Russellville Christian Center, the Golden Agers, the London Extension Homemakers Club and was a volunteer at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was retired from...
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Mary Anne Vaughn

October 15, 1934 - January 6, 2016

Mary Anne Vaughn, age 81, of Russellville, died Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. She was born October 15, 1934, in Marshall to Wyeth S. and Mary Ellen Robinson Daniel. She graduated Marshall High School then continued her education at Arkansas Tech University where she graduated and became a school teacher. She taught for over 20 years at Dardanelle School,...
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Dora King

September 29, 1933 - January 6, 2016

Dora King, 82, of Paris, died Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at Paris Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born September 29, 1933, in O'Donnell, Texas, to John and Nina Elsie Mitchell Lester. She was a homemaker and loved spending time with her family. Her hobbies were sewing, quilting and arts and crafts. She was preceded in death by her husband, Odell King; and her son, Thomas King. ...
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Wendell Albert Freedle

April 1, 1935 - January 6, 2016

Wendell Albert Freedle, 80, of Russellville, died January 6, 2016, at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home. He was born April 1, 1935, in Prairie Grove. He was raised by his father, Logan Freedle and his stepmother, Ethel Mae Jones Freedle. Wendell, or "Al", as most knew him by, worked for many years at Entergy until he retired. He was a United States Army Veteran. Al was also an avid gardener. He...
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