Carol Evelyn Hawksford, 58, of Conway, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, June 24, 2014.
She was born Dec., 28, 1955, in Elmhurst, Ill.
Carol was preceded in death by her father, William Hainey.
Carol was a longtime member of Robinson and Center Church of Christ in Conway. She was very active in the Church, helping with landscaping, the Church Library, and prison ministry. Carol obtained her Master's degree in Biology at Henderson State and taught school in Hawaii and at UCA. After her retirement from teaching, she worked with the Conway CASA Organization. Carol and Steve were married Aug. 16, 2008, in Springfield, Ohio, and later moved to Seattle and after living there for over two years moved back to Conway. Carol enjoyed gardening, stamp collecting, making jewelry, cross stitching and playing the piano. She was very intelligent and had tremendous writing skills. Carol was also very witty and had a great sense of humor. She was a strong and brave person who loved spending time with friends and family, especially her grandchildren.
Carol is survived by her former husband of 28 years, Jimmy Smedley; and present husband of six years, Steve Hawksford; mother, Jewell Hainey of Fairborne, Ohio; son, Stephen Smedley (Staci) of Conway; brother, John Hainey (Cheryl) of Springfield, Ohio; sister, Linda House (Nicky) of Sheridan, Ark.; and two grandchildren, Sadie and Sophia Smedley.
A celebration of Carol's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Robinson and Center Church of Christ in Conway, under the direction of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Conway, 501-327-7727, with Steve Norris and Mike Baker officiating. In Carol's honor the family requests that everyone wear something colorful.
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Roller-Chenal Funeral Home
13801 Chenal Parkway Little Rock, AR 72211
Published in The Log Cabin Democrat from June 25 to July 2, 2014