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Dr. G. Everett Slavens, professor emeritus of history at Ouachita Baptist University, passed away at the age of 85 on May 15 in Las Cruces, N.M., where he had lived since 2010.

Dr. Slavens was known as a dedicated teacher and mentor for many students and young colleagues throughout his career and maintained lifelong relationships with them. He earned his Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts and PhD degrees in history at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He taught at the School of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo., and began a 36-year teaching career at Ouachita in 1961, where he was chairman of the history department and retired in 1997.



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