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Obituary: Larry Stroud

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CAVE CITY - Larry Duane Stroud, 70, of Cave City died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, from complications due to Covid-19 at the Cave City Nursing Home. ____ Born March 17, 1950, in Batesville, Arkansas, to Alvie and Winona Stroud, he spent more than 30 years as...

Former Arkansas College men’s basketball player Bernis Duke passes away

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Article by Matt Jagodzinski, Assistant Athletic Director for Media and Communications, Lyon College BATESVILLE, Ark. – Former Arkansas College men’s basketball player Bernis Duke passed away early Tuesday morning. Duke played at Arkansas College from 1950-53. He was inducted into the first class of the Lyon...

Obituary: James “Jim” Smythe

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James "Jim" Smythe July 19, 1938 - December 7, 2020 Longtime Batesville CPA James (Jim) Smythe, 82, of Batesville passed away Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. He was born on July 19, 1938, in Ward, Ark. to Orlin B. and Lilla Smythe. Jim had a heart for adventure. At...

Obituary: Bobby Dwane Harris

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Bobby Dwane Harris, 79 of Southside, died Sunday, October 18, 2020. He was born October 16, 1941 in Clarksville, Arkansas to Chester and Mamie (Pearson) Harris. On June 7, 1959 in Lilbourn, Missouri, he married Shirley Jordan. He was a member of the Southside...

Don “Brick Shy” Jones, well-known regional entertainer dies at the age of 82

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Photo by Roger Dale Photography of Cash's White River Hoedown in Mountain View. Loren Donald "Brick Shy" Jones died Oct. 2, 2020, in Mountain View. He was 82 years old. Don was a member of the Timbo Valley Assembly of God Church. He was also a member of a...

Longtime Batesville insurance agent Butch Duncan dies

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Raymond "Butch" Duncan, Jr., a longtime insurance and office manager at Independence County Farm Bureau in Batesville, died Friday morning. Before his insurance career, Duncan coached football, basketball, and baseball in Newport and Batesville. Funeral services have not been announced as of this afternoon. White River...

Obituary: Longtime Arkansas State Trooper Carroll Seaton

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Carroll Seaton, 75, of Batesville, died July 1, 2020. He was born April 15, 1945 in Sylvania, Ark. to Otha and Vara (Smith) Seaton. Carroll was an Arkansas State Trooper for 25 years and was a member of the Army National Guard. He is survived by his...

Obituary: David Dame of Batesville

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David Dame, 71, of Batesville passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020. He was born on March 11, 1949, in Walnut Ridge, Ark. to Billy Joe and Mary Lee (Allison) Dame. David was an avid reader who loved the Razorbacks. He was strong in his faith and...

Obituary: John “Johnny” Gilpatrick

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John Christopher “Johnny” Gilpatrick, 48, of Batesville, passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. He was born on May 16, 1972, to John Charles Gilpatrick and Beverly Gist Verser in Batesville. Johnny worked for YELCOT as an installer and repairman servicing the towns of Batesville,...

Obituary: Charles Richard Arnold

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Former banker and longtime local businessman Charles Richard Arnold, 79, of Batesville passed away peacefully in his home May 15, 2020. He was born Nov. 27, 1940, in Newark, Arkansas to Holman Woods Arnold and Bonnie (Michaels) Arnold. Charles was a strong, kind hearted member of...

Obituary: Katherine Denison Tripp

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Katherine Denison Tripp, 91, was born on June 19, 1928, to J. Reed and Lottie Denison in Cushman. She passed peacefully on May 3, 2020, in Batesville. Katherine was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church in Batesville. She served on numerous committees...