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Carolyn Fay Carmean Cates

of Sherwood, AR, 1946 - 2019

Carolyn Fay Carmean Cates was born August 30, 1946 in Little Rock, Arkansas and went to be with her Lord and Savior on February 23, 2019.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Irma Arlo and Frank Milton Carmean, grandmother, Amanda Carmean, and step brother, Bill Brazle. Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Kerry Cates of Sherwood, son, Eric Cates of Dallas, daughter Nancy and husband Chris Shahan of Sherwood, two grandchildren, Erin and Grant Shahan, sister Nancy Kimbrell and husband Danny of Sherwood.
Carolyn was a 1965 graduate of North Little Rock High School. She worked many years at Southern Paper Box Company in Little Rock where she had many friends and met her husband. Carolyn's favorite sport was tennis and played as often as she could. She won many tournaments and played league tennis as well, representing Arkansas at several Southern Sectional tournaments. The thing that gave Carolyn the most joy in life was her family.
Visitation will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the Brockington Road Church of the Nazarene in Sherwood, where she was a member. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the church with Pastor Noel George officiating. Interment will follow at Quattlebaum Cemetery in Clinton, Arkansas. For online quest book,

Published February 26, 2019

Roller-McNutt Funeral Home
Highway 65 South, P.O. Box 177, Clinton, AR
Phone: 501-745-2151