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Irvin Burk Sims

Irvin Burk Sims, 76, of Hazen, passed away peacefully on August 4, 2016.  Burk was born February 20, 1940, the son of Irvin and Alyene Hanson Sims.  Burk was a farmer and a  heavy equipment salesman most of his life, a member of the First United Methodist Church in Hazen, and a loving husband, father, […]

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Ferol Helois Coats

Ferol Helois Coats, 90, of Carlisle, died July 26, 2016 at Chambers Nursing Home in Carlisle.  Ferol was preceded in death by her husband, T.B. Coats.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Carlisle and taught Sunday School for about 50 years.  She was last employed in quality control at Remington Arms.

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Eldon “Doug” Connor

Eldon “Doug” Connor, 89, of De Valls Bluff, a loving husband, father, and grandfather went to be with the Lord on Friday morning, July 22, 2016.  He was born on December 15, 1926, to the late August and Beatrice Connor of Tichnor, Arkansas.  He entered into the Army in February, 1945 and served his country

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Dorothy Kimsey Ransom

Dorothy Kimsey Ransom, 77, of Stuttgart, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016. She was born February 15, 1939 at Bayo Meto, Arkansas.  Dorothy was retired from Riceland Foods. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ike Ransom of Little Rock; her mother and dad, Emery and Lucille Kimsey and Eva Garrison Kimsey; three brothers,

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Joe Emery Caviness

Joe Emery Caviness, 81, of Hazen, died peacefully at his home with his wife of 59 ½ years by his side.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Emery and Leona Caviness; siblings, Clotene, Clorene, Dorothy, and Harry and his beloved grandson, Jake Caviness.  Survivors are his wife, Verda Mae; children, Rhonda Caviness Martin

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Selma Zimmerman

Selma Zimmerman, 102, of Carlisle, died June 29, 2016 at her home.  Selma was owner and administrator of Zimmerman Nursing Home for over 50 years, and had a number of real estate interests. Selma is survived by two sons, Wayne Marsh and John Zimmerman; one daughter; Doris Chandler; 13 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was preceded

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Stacy Ann Ragland

Stacy Ann Ragland, 50, of Brooklyn, Arkansas, passed away Friday,  June 17, 2016 at Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro.  She was born May 7, 1966 in Stuttgart, Arkansas. Stacy is survived by her three children, Stephen Griffin, John Bates II, and Morgan Bates; her parents, Bob and Earley Rice of Jonesboro and Burt and Margie Ragland

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Dale Clifton Brainard

Dale Clifton Brainard, 46, of Carlisle, died June 18, 2016. He was employed at Remington Arms Corporation.  Dale is survived by his parents, Loyd and Charlene Brainard of Grand Prairie, Texas; one son, Drake Clifton Brainard of Texas; two daughters, Brianna Nicole Montgomery and Sevrianna Elanor Woods both of Texas; one grandson, Sawyer Montogmery; two

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John “Vance” Coffman

John “Vance” Coffman, 79 of De Valls Bluff died June 10, 2016.  He was born on September 3, 1936 to Farris and Dorothy Coffman.  He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran, teacher, loan officer for Commercial Credit and retired from the Arkansas Department of Human Services. He is survived by his wife, Virginia King Coffman;

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