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Eleanor Blakney Karam

Little Rock, AR, 1929 - 2019

Eleanor Blakney Karam, age 90, passed away at her home in Little Rock on December 23rd. She was born in Helena, Ark., and was a graduate of Little Rock High School, Little Rock Junior College and Hendrix College. She was a longtime member of Immanuel Baptist Church.
She was the daughter of Lt. Col. Erwin Dewey Blakney of Burnsville, Miss., and Bess Ransheck Blakney of Marshall, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, James T. "Jimmy" Karam, and sister, Gladys Blakney Allen. She is survived by her brother, John Blakney of Little Rock; sister, Jean Blakney Maier Dean, and son-in-law, David A. Dean of Dallas, Texas; stepson, Dr. James T. Karam, Jr., and wife, Alicia Karam of Weeki Wachee, Fla.; stepdaughter, MaryAnne Williams and husband, Leslie (Al) Williams of Des Arc, Ark., and numerous grand and great-grandchildren.
She was surrounded by wonderful assistants. Joy Taylor and Dwight Westerman assisted her and were true friends over many years. In the past months, she was cared for by a wonderful team of caregivers including Cleora Lowe, Mary Shavers and Latrice Young. These new family members are true angels.
Funeral services will be officiated by Reverend Phil Spigner of Immanuel Baptist Church and held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, December 28, at Roller Chenal Funeral Home, 13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, followed by burial at Pinecrest Memorial Park. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Online guestbook:

Published December 27, 2019

Roller-Chenal Funeral Home
13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, AR
Phone: 501-224-8300