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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Arson is suspected of killing a husband and wife in Little Rock early Wednesday morning.
Cassandra Davis with Little Rock Police said fire department investigators determined a fire at 405 Markwood Road was a result of arson. The deaths of Donald Creer, 50, and Donna Creer, 57, are now considered 'suspicious.'
Firefighters were dispatched to the home about 3:11 a.m. Once on scene, they removed both bodies, which were taken to area hospitals. Both Donald and Donna were pronounced dead at their respective hospitals. Davis said there did not appear to be injuries to the victims, but a cause of death has not been determined.
While on scene, firefighters also noticed a sliding glass door at the back of the house that was unlocked. At this time, Davis said it is unclear what occurred inside the residence, but police do not suspect the fire to be accidental. Firefighters and police have not determined a motive or suspects in this case.
"He was the ying for her yang. They complemented each other very well," said Reverend Clarence Thornton, a pastor and radio disc jockey in Arkansas. "Donna was the public one, and he was more of the private."
Thornton and Donna Creer worked together at Power 92 FM from 1993 to 2005. He said from 2005-2009, they worked together for Hallelujah FM. Each of these stations are based out of Little Rock. Additionally, he said she worked by day on the Magnet Review Committee for the Little Rock School District.
"Thoughtful, kind, considerate. She was always thinking of others before thinking of herself," said Rev. Thornton. "She never said bad words about anybody. She was always considerate."
Rev. Thornton also told THV 11 that Donald Creer, her husband, was a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines and that the two had no children. He had been friends with the Creers for more than 20 years.
"I was close with her husband as well. Donald. He was an energetic type guy. We would go walking together," Thornton recalled. "In the mornings we were both trying to lose weight, and at 5 o'clock in the morning, he would pick me up, and he's like 'Good Morning, Reverend! Good Morning!' And, I'm like 'Really? It's 5 o'clock in the morning.'"
Smithsonian Announces $12 Million Gift from Oprah Winfrey to the National Museum of African American History and Culture
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture today announced that Oprah Winfrey will donate $12 million to support the capital campaign of the new museum. Combined with her $1 million gift in 2007, this brings Winfrey’s total contribution to $13 million, the museum’s largest donation to date. Winfrey, chairman and CEO of OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, has been a member of the museum’s advisory council since 2004.
In recognition of her generous gift, the museum’s theater will be named the Oprah Winfrey Theater. One of the largest spaces in the museum, the 350-seat theater will be a forum in the nation’s capital for performers, artists, educators, scholars, authors, musicians, filmmakers and opinion leaders. The theater’s programs will enable audiences to gain a broader understanding of how African American history and culture shape and enrich the country and the world.
Winfrey’s gift marks a significant milestone in the museum’s fundraising campaign. Design, construction and exhibitions are expected to cost $500 million, half provided by congressional funding and the remainder raised by the museum. Currently under construction on a five-acre site adjacent to the
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Funeral Services for Pastor Gerald Thompson will take place on Thursday, May 30th At at Greater Second Baptist Church 5616 Geyer Springs Road Little Rock, Arkansas.
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