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November 11th

Perry Ray Mann

November 11, 2013

Perry Ray Mann, 52, of Little Rock passed away on Nov. 7, 2013.
He was born May 3, 1961, to the late Ray Joe and Melba Inez Mann.
Perry was a 1979 graduate of Bryant High School. where he was voted most handsome.
He was an accomplished singer, musician and cabinet builder; he also had a passion for shooting 22 Bench Rest Rim Fire and was the international champion in 1995.
His most precious times were spent with his family and friends.
Perry was preceded in death by his parents and the mother of his children, Mary Mann.

Albert J. Linker

November 11, 2013

Albert J. Linker, 69, of Alexander passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at his home. He was born Jan. 21, 1944, in Woodson.
Albert was a retired diesel mechanic, a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member or Village Creek Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Allen Linker and Verdna Mae Mills Linker.
He is survived by a son, Joe Allen Linker of Little Rock; a daughter, Shellie Watson and husband Michael of Cypress, Texas; a sister, Dot Jones and husband Wayne of Paron; and five grandchildren.

Glen Richard Samples Sr.

November 11, 2013

Glen Richard Samples Sr., 86, of Malvern passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. He was born March 4, 1927 in Benton.
Glen was a veteran of World War II and the Vietnam War and a member of First United Methodist Church in Benton, where he was part of the Men’s Bible Class.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles G. Sample Sr. and Jessie Bird Sample; his wife, Ruth Samples; his brothers, John Sample, Harvey Sample and Charles Sample Jr.; and his sisters, Edith Robinson and Frances Rankin.

Richard Leon Brewer

November 11, 2013

Richard Leon Brewer, 72, of Haskell went home to his heavenly father on Nov. 5, 2013.
He was born Aug. 10, 1941, to H. V. and Lucille Brewer.  
He was preceded in death by his father, H.V. Brewer; his brother, Aubrey Brewer; his daughter, Debbie Herring; a stepson. Robert Brazil; his aunt, Lena Ramsey; and his father-in-law, Gerald Scott.

Gail Jeanette Coffman

November 11, 2013

Gail Jeanette Coffman, 69, passed away Nov. 5, 2013. Gail was born June 27, 1944, in Tampa, Fla.
Gail was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph Gann and Dollie Aldridge.

November 6th

William Larkin 'Bill' McCurry

November 6, 2013

William Larkin “Bill” McCurry, 67, of Hot Springs passed away early, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Aug. 15, 1946, in Texarkana, Ark., to Larkin and Elsie McCurry.
Bill loved his family. His most treasured times were spent with his wife, kids and grandkids traveling, hunting, fishing, canoeing, and four-wheeling. He loved attending his grandkids' sporting events.

Eva Ellen Blake Keene

November 6, 2013

Eva Ellen Blake Keene, 77, of Benton passed away Nov. 3, 2013, in Little Rock. She was born May 1, 1936 in Saline County.
Eva was a retired LPN from Saline Memorial Hospital and a member of Grape Chapel Church of God.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Willie Raney Blake; her husband, Herbert G. Keene; a son, Ronnie N. Arthur; two brothers, Everett D. Blake and James D. Blake; and a sister, Lela Bray.

Martha Sue 'Susie' Mashburn Dixon

November 6, 2013

Martha Sue "Susie" Mashburn Dixon, 59, of Benton, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. at her home.  She was born to Dr. William R. Mashburn M.D. and Elizabeth Lee Bernelle (deceased) on May 10, 1954. 
Susie was a member of the Hot Springs High School Class of 1972 and was a student at National Park Community College in Hot Springs.  In 2012 she married the love of her life, Richard Dixon.  She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and attended the Benton Ward.

Gilbert Franklin Griffin

November 6, 2013

Gilbert Franklin Griffin, 69, of Traskwood, passed away on Saturday Nov. 2, 2013.  He was born June 6, 1944, in Lake Village, to the late Gilbert Monroe Griffin and the late Madell Royal Griffin.
Gilbert was retired from Pulaski County Road and Bridge and was a Desert Storm veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church and American Legion Post of Sheridan.

Marcus Shane Howell

November 6, 2013

Marcus Shane Howell, 26, of Haskell went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013.
Shane was born Nov. 6, 1986, in Little Rock. He lived in Pine Bluff until age 9 when his family moved to Haskell.  He graduated from Harmony Grove High School in 2005. 

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