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“The family of Helen McMahan is having a casual memorial for her Saturday, June 12th, 4:30pm at the Macedonia General Baptist Church located in the Five Mile community of Drasco. Anyone that wishes to join us is welcome!”

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Whit Birdsong, 68, of Searcy, Arkansas entered into the arms of his heavenly father on May 10, 2021.

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Cecil Paul Muse, age 68, of Heber Springs, Arkansas, passed away May 11, 2021. Born on March 28, 1953 in Fisher, Arkansas, he was the son of Mildred Cook Muse and the late Cecil Muse.

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Loy E. Bittle was born June 8, 1935, to H. Gordon Bittle and Blanche D. Evans Bittle in Woodrow, AR. On Friday evening May 7, 2021, he saw Jesus, his Savior, when he finally made it home. Loy was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. On July 2, 1960, he married Beverly…

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Dawn L. Grady, age 55, of Iron Ridge passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at her home.

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Kelly Brandon age 56 passed away on Monday, April 26, 2021 in Heber Springs, Ark. Born in Mendota, Ill. on October 1, 1964 to Rosemary Elaine Hirst (Shugars) & Larry Preston Martin.

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Patricia Ann “Buffy” Minick Williams, 70, of Edgemont, gained her wings on April 12th 2021. Welcomed home by parents and her daughter and grandson, Arieah Ozma Kaylieth Williams and William James Plasencia. She is survived by daughter, Skyla Plasencia and grandchildren, Brittany Lenda, Joshu…

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Allen Duane Holton, age 89, Heber Springs, Arkansas passed away February 9, 2021 in Little Rock. He was born May 12, 1931 in Selma, California to the late Wesley Bernell Holton and Etha Bowles Holton.

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Edward Wayne Henry, 79, of Higden, AR, passed away on February 17, 2021. He was born December 18, 1941 to the late Tom and Addie (Nevis) Henry.

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Janet Leigh Mathews the daughter of Charles Hocking and LaWanda Easterwood Hocking was born in Piggott, Arkansas on August 11, 1953 and passed away in Little Rock, Arkansas on March 29, 2021 at the age of 67 years.

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Shelby Jean McClellan born July 1,1955 in Daytona Beach, Florida went to be with The Lord on March 30, 2021 at her home in Shirley, Arkansas.

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James (Jim) Forsyth Irving III, of Heber Springs, AR passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, February 27, 2021. He was born in Morrilton, AR on April 12, 1946 to James F. Irving II and Mildred Amanda Mosley Irving. He was a graduate of Morrilton High School and then attended the Arka…

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William James Music, 63, of Heber Springs, AR went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 10th, 2021. He was born on July 15th, 1957 in Chicago, IL to Kathleen Louise Music and William Donald Music.

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Freida B. Clark of Drasco, Arkansas passed peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on February 21, 2021.

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James "Jim" Forsyth Irving III, of Heber Springs passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, February 27, 2021. He was born in Morrilton on April 12, 1946 to James F. Irving II and Mildred Amanda Mosley Irving. He was a graduate of Morrilton High School and then attended the Arkansas Sta…

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Thurlo Oels, 79, of Crow Mountain near Russellville, died Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at Dardanelle Nursing Center. The son of John and Purna Jewell (Jackson) Oels, he was born March 24, 1941, in Mountain Home. He married Joyce Oels, on June 1, 1962, at Heber Springs.

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Larry Gibson Fureigh passed away February 4 at the VA Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born on February 23, 1944, in Heber Springs, to Johnny and Virgia (Hunnicutt) Fureigh. Moving to Little Rock at age 9, he attended public schools and graduated from Little Rock Central High School in …

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On Friday, February 12, 2021, Charles Joseph Giroir, Jr, aka Joe and even “Joey” to certain people, passed away at age 81, one day shy of his 82nd birthday, to the tunes of Jonny Cash with his two daughters by his side.

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Donald D. Price, 86, of Drasco, AR, formerly of Yates City, passed away at 9:48 a.m., on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, in Yates City.

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Jerry Thomas Clark was born on September 10,1971 on Rockford, Ill to Jerry Lynn Clark and Hazel Sue (Baser). He passed away on January 7, 2021 after a battle with cancer.

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Jeanie Linn Nestlehut, 48, of Quitman, AR, formerly of Dover, died Monday, February 8, 2021, in Heber Springs. The daughter of Roy and Linda Fae (Allen) Hampton, she was born May 1, 1972, in Georgia. She was a substitute teacher and a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Quitman.

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Edith Kiihnl Chaffin of Heber Springs, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2021. Edith was born June 23, 1927 in Enid, Mississippi, daughter of David Talmadge

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Betty J. Davis, age 86, of Heber Springs, Arkansas, passed away on January 14, 2021 in Heber Springs, Arkansas. Born on December 24, 1934 in Mount Pleasant, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Allen and Marie Fullbright McSpadden.

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Margaret Ann Provost Scott, age 81 passed away January 30, 2021 in Heber Springs, Arkansas. She was born July 27, 1939, in Marked Tree, Arkansas, the daughter of the late Hugh Ira Provost and Maggie Mae Collins Provost.

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Michael E. Barnett, age 86, past away on January 24, 2021 from complications of COVID-19.

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Elder Danny Raydean Adcock, age 67, of Heber Springs, Arkansas, passed away January 24, 2021. Born on April 6, 1953 in La Porte County, Indiana, he was the son of Harvey and Sandra Adcock.

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Helen Louise McMahan, age 62, of Drasco, Arkansas, passed away January 2, 2021. Born on May 2, 1937 in Benton Harbor, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Dominick and Mamie Larocco Giudice.

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Betty J. Davis, age 86, of Heber Springs, Arkansas, passed away on January 14, 2021 in Heber Springs, Arkansas. Born on December 24, 1934 in Mount Pleasant, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Allen and Marie Fullbright McSpadden. 

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Cedric W. Tapley “Junior”, 81, of Greenbrier, went to be with the Lord, January 24, 2021. He was born April 30, 1939 in Heber Springs, Arkansas to the late Rev. C.W. and Mayme Tapley. Junior graduated from Heber Springs High School in 1957. Following graduation, he went to work for Allied/Al…

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Brenda Joyce Murphy Clark was born on June 14, 1940 in Pangburn, Arkansas to James and Bertie Murphy. She passed away on January 19, 2021 in Searcy, Arkansas.

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Barbara Mignon Taylor Ogle, age 76, passed away January 19, 2021. She was born on May 26, 1944 to Cyrus and Letta Taylor at their home in Wilburn, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Douglas Ogle, to whom she was married for 51 years.

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Floyd Hayes, born August 10, 1933, left this earthly home to dwell in the house of the Lord forever on December 29, 2020. He transitioned peacefully from his daughter’s home.

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Glenn Majors, 83 Sharpsville, slipped away to be with his Lord at 5:15 pm on December 30, 2020 at Community Howard. Glenn was born to the late Arthur and Mae Majors in Shiloh Arkansas on June 23, 1937. Glenn is survived by his children Steve (Jeanne) Majors, Tipton, Rick (Nancy) Majors, Koko…

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While we prepare to enter a new year and begin the 2021 Regular Session, we want to take a moment to review what has been taking place at the State Capitol in 2020. Some of the work accomplished in 2020 lays the foundation for future legislation.

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Thomas Edward Ferrell, 56, of Pangburn, Arkansas passed away on Friday, December 11, 2020 in Little Rock. He was born on November 7, 1964 to Eugene Ferrell and Gertrude Winfred Hardin in Althemier, Arkansas.

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Wetzel Hermon Stark, age 89, of Heber Springs, Arkansas passed away due to COVID complications on December 18, 2020. Wetzel was born April 20, 1931, in Pearson, Arkansas, to Charles Herman and Lucy Mae Stark. Wetzel is preceded in death by his parents; his children, Karen Michelle Stark, twi…

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Billy Clyde Lindsey age 65, entered the presence of Jesus on December 5th 2020. He was born July 17th 1955 to William Calvert “Bill” and Mavis Fletcher Lindsey in Midland, Texas.

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The glass-half-empty perspective is that the past 12 months have stretched this democracy kind of thin. The glass-half-full perspective is that it’s still pretty strong.

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Larry Littrell, 63, of Drasco passed away November 24, 2020.

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Lee Edward Smith, 82, passed away November 17, 2020. Lee was a big family man and also a retired Baptist Minister. He loved music and actually built his own harp. Lee was a lifelong learner and he obtained a music degree from the University of Memphis. He loved to travel in his RV and also l…

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Thurman R. “Bob” Carr of Greers Ferry died on November 26 in Heber Springs. Born in Miller, Arkansas in 1923, Mr. Carr was 97 years old.

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Gail Whitsitt Tompkins, 83, of Blytheville, passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis.

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Donna Marie Buckholz, age 87, passed away Thursday, November 19, 2020 Springhill Baptist Hospital in North Little Rock, Arkansas. She was born April 10, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Charles Buckholz and Gertrude Ullrich Buckholz. She was a member of the St. Albert’s Catholic Church …

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A private family graveside service was held for Lester A. Diffenderfer from Eastlawn Cemetery in Philadelphia, MS, with Rev. Rondal Richardson officiating. McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Paula Jean Hackworth, age 76, passed from this life at Unity Health Medical Center, Searcy, Arkansas, and went to her Heavenly home on Friday, November 13, 2020. She was born on August 7, 1944, in Heber Springs, Arkansas, to the late Willard and Idale Ward Hackworth. She was a member of Firs…

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Sharon Veona Phillips, age 72, of Ida, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, November 14, 2020. Born on February 1, 1948 in Heber Springs, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Billy and Leona F. Towell Lacy.

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Michael Charles Engler of Hot Springs Village, AR passed away on Friday, November 6. He spent his final days surrounded by loved ones. He was born December 27, 1955 to AC and Emma Jean Engler of Heber Springs. Mike graduated high school in Heber Springs and returned 20 years later to raise h…

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Gladys Marie Regenos Thomas, 83, of Rosebud, Arkansas, passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 10, 2020.

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Sandra Gray Baker of Heber Springs passed away peacefully, November 10, 2020. She was born October 11, 1942 in Morrilton to James Homer and June Mason Gray. She is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Wenona. Sandra was a faithful member of the Heber Springs Church of Christ. With a …

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Marcia M. (Poole) Johnston, age 88, of Rosebud, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2020. She was born June 5, 1932, in Lapile, Arkansas, to the late S. P. (Pete) Poole and Ellen Head Poole. She was a member of the Heber Springs Nazarene Church.