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What's in a name? 

The best names of the last 20 years.

1995

• One of the nation's top professional fishermen is Mike Wurm of Hot Springs.

• Among the Arkansans who died during the year were Epluribus Speaks of Marvell, Romeo Champagne of Pine Bluff, Mary Stacks Wood of Sheridan, Faye Muskrat Riffey of Brinkley, Other Rhodes of Nashville and Bernie Screws of Melbourne.

• Bebop Walker plays on the Arkansas State University Indians basketball team.

1996

• Among the Arkansas people who died during the year were Gasoline Hunter of Ashdown; Eunice Moomaw of Hot Springs; E. Choo Honorable, Sybil Schmuck and Parolee Jones of Little Rock; Moody Bubbles of Stuttgart, Golden Seats of Jacksonville, Harace Sneathern of Optimus and Mabel Shrable of Violet Hill.

1997

• Taco Williams of El Dorado was appointed by Gov. Huckabee to the state Youth Commission.

• Tarzan Lee was an alderman at Madison in St. Francis County.

• Widow of a Bradford man who died in January was Barbara Looney Pigg.

• Tight end for the Arkansas State Indians was sophomore Ron Teat.

• Clinton Gore is the name (though not necessarily the political persuasion) of the football coach of Osceola High.

• Among Arkansans who died last year were Scrap Iron Dollarhide of Benton, Heavy Jones of Western Grove, Nolus Toe and B. Chrocker Looper of Clarksville, Ora Young Nutt of Camden, Roman Mark Anthony of Scott, Wave Ed Verkler Jr. of Black Rock, Spurgeon Waddy Sr. of Tucker, Nathaniel Hawthorne of Gurdon, Virble Dew of Batesville and Dimple Flake of Little Rock.

1998

• Among the Arkansans who died during the year were Snodia Fudge of Melbourne, Nooner Bellew of Bluffton, Grumpy Long of Batesville, B.O. Whitecotton of Paris, Okla Homer Smith of Fort Smith, Bea Sharp of Hermitage, Wefus Tyus Sr. of Twin Groves, Ricky Ricardo of Benton, C. Lafitte O'Rear of Searcy, Carless Reaper of Bald Knob, Sunshine Earls of Horseshoe Bend, Pleasant Frisbee of West Memphis, Almond Irish of Calico Rock.

• Widow of a Newport man who died in March was Iwana Pigg.

1999

• Among the Arkansans who died during the year were I. Love Fudge of Conway, Beautohn Massey of Jonesboro, Loonie Mooney of Salem, Elmo Teets of Wynne, Abednego Creekmore of Bald Knob, B. Cowger Begoon of Benton, Gerald Moomaw of Hot Springs, P. Piggee Wiggins of North Little Rock, Okla Economides of Perryville, M. Poole Hall of Searcy, Gulnare Fooks of Camden, E. Green Beets of Thornton, Haward Whale of Little Rock, Spanky Wiltfang of Piggott.

2001

• Among the Arkansans who died during the year were Commie Leroy Van Houten of Slovak, Zollie Mooney Tissue of Magnolia, Ima Shoemaker of Horseshoe Bend, Sonny Strange of Mabelvale, Future Collins of North Little Rock, Etoile Short Dunn of White Hall, Bunion Hankins of West Memphis, Wiley Witty Gault of Conway, Poker Hundley of Dardanelle, C. Peebus Breece of Lonoke, and Mother Jones (age 100) of Little Rock.

2002

• A man killed in an apartment shootout in Little Rock in October was named Heathen C. Wheeler.

2003

• Pearl Harbor Smith, born just three weeks after the Japanese attack, died in Little Rock in January.

2004

• Barley Buckeye Oates was charged in a prescription drug fraud case in Fayetteville in February.

2006

• Colette Honorable went to work as chief of staff for Atty. Gen. Mike Beebe in February. Always good to have Honorable people in the government.

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