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Husband of first person to die from COVID-19 in Washington Co. dies from the virus

73-year-old Johnny Marlin from Stilwell, Oklahoma died at a hospital in Washington County on Thursday (May 28) due to COVID-19.
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark — The spouse of the first woman to die from COVID-19 in Washington County has died from the virus.

According to Washington County Coroner Roger Morris, 73-year-old Johnny Marlin from Stilwell, Oklahoma died at a hospital in Washington County on Thursday (May 28) due to COVID-19.

His wife, Susan Young was the first Washington County COVID-19 death reported.

They were from Stilwell but were in Washington County for treatment.

The hospital Marlin was in when he died is unknown at this time.

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