Carolyn Clemmons, 1930-2016

Carolyn Clemmons

Carolyn Warren Clemmons, 86, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016.

She was born in Charleston, SC on March 25, 1930 and, growing up, gained a love of seafood she never lost. She was a registered nurse on the maternity ward at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith, Arkansas, for 10 years, and claimed to have assisted in the delivery of more than 5,000 babies. Then, in 1960, she became the wife of the late Rev. Frank R. Clemmons, a United Methodist pastor who served 38 years in the North Arkansas Conference; they were married for more than 50 years. She was known for her sweet spirit, her kind loving nature and her service to others.

She is survived by her three sons and daughters-in-law, David and Cindy Clemmons of Fort Worth, Texas; Mark and Renee Clemmons of Heber Springs, Arkansas; and John and Meredith Clemmons of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She is also survived by her six grandchildren, Susannah, Carly, Isaac, Bennett, Isabel and Claire Clemmons.

Interment took place Saturday, Nov. 26, at Oakland Cemetery in Clarksville, Arkansas. A memorial service followed at First United Methodist Church Clarksville, with the Rev. Larry Kelso officiating.

Pallbearers were Van Tilbury, Jeff Marlow, Steve Morgan, David Hawkins, John Frost and Greg Roper.