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Former Miss Arkansas, Miss America passes away at 76

Donna Axum Whitworth was the first Miss Arkansas to win the title of Miss America in 1964. (Photo Courtesy: Miss America Organization)

An El Dorado native previously crowned Miss Arkansas and Miss America has passed away, according to the Miss Arkansas Scholarship organization.

Donna Axum (Whitworth) passed away at the age of 76.

Axum was the first Miss Arkansas to win the title of Miss America in 1964.

Axum received a Citation of Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Arkansas Alumni Association in 1988 and served on the executive board of the Fort Worth Symphony, the Arkansas Board of Directors, and the President's Advisory Committee on the Arts for the Kennedy Center.

The details of her passing have not been released.

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