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Temporary judge appointed in Mississippi County following Randy Carney's death

Mississippi County Judge Randy Carney during a 2015 interview. (Source: KAIT) Mississippi County Judge Randy Carney during a 2015 interview. (Source: KAIT)
MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

Mississippi County Judge Randy Carney died early Wednesday morning.

The Mississippi County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the judge’s death to Region 8 News.

Sheriff Dale Cook said Carney was at a Memphis hospital when he died. He was admitted Friday for surgery.

Carney was diagnosed with cancer several years ago.

Carney's Administrative Assistant Terri Brassfield will serve as the temporary judge, according to Justice of the Peace Michael White.

White told Region 8 News the Quorum Court will meet next week to make a decision on who will fill the remainder of  Judge Carney's term.

According to White, visitation and funeral services were also set today.

Visitation will be held Friday night at the Carney Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Judge Carney's funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Osceola First Baptist Church.

Region 8 News will have more information as details emerge. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for up to the minute updates.

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