Thelma Gail (Lindsey) Carroll, 79, of Fort Smith, died on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith from complications after surgery. Known as “TG”, she was surrounded by family who loved her when she passed from this life into eternity.

TG was born in Pine Bluff on July 3, 1939. She spent her formative years there with her two sisters and graduated from Pine Bluff High School in 1957. In the years that followed, she married Paul McCormack, graduated from Capitol City Business College in Little Rock, and started her family of four children. TG went on to graduate from the Arkansas Bankers Association (ABA) Trust School in Conway, the ABA Intermediate Banking School in Little Rock, the ABA Lending School at ASU in Jonesboro and enjoyed a career in banking that spanned decades.

In 1971, the family moved to Mountain Home and immediately became a part of the community. While employed at Peoples Bank & Trust, she received statewide and national recognition for her work. In 1981, she moved to Fort Smith where she joined the team and Merchants Bank which became Regions. In 1989, she was married to Garry Carroll. They lived and worked in Ft. Smith, and enjoyed many weekends with friends and family at “the lake house” in Bella Vista where they moved after she retired from banking. In 2015, TG and Garry moved back to Ft. Smith as health issues were slowing them down.

TG was extremely actively everywhere she lived. She served on numerous Boards including Chambers of Commerce, public school Boards, Young Bankers of Arkansas, Arkansas Bankers Association, and National Association of Bank Women. As a natural leader, she was chosen to Chair many fundraising drives and tirelessly gave her time and energy to organizations such as United Way, March of Dimes, American Heart Association, and Easter Seals. In 1980, she was named Arkansas Business Person of the Year by the state Future Business Leaders of America.

As a life-long member of the First United Methodist Church, she modeled the value of serving the Lord by serving others — advising youth groups, delivering Meals on Wheels, working in the food pantry, or quitely helping out friends and neighbors in ways we will never know. She was twice recognized for Outstanding Service by the Arkansas Community Development Program.

TG had a zeal for life that spilled over into everyone in her presence. More than anything in this world she loved her family. She was the anchor, the confidant, the motivator, and she profoundly influenced each of us. TG loved her family completely and unconditionally. She made every sacrifice necessary to make sure each and every need was met - and she did so with joy.

She is survived by her husband of 29 years, John Garry Carroll of the home; 2 sisters: Jane McCarty of Scottsdale, AZ and Jennie Springer of Atlanta, GA; her four children: Paul (Sandy) McCormack (son) and Gretchen McCormack of Waco, Texas; Lindsey Fisher (daughter) of Bentonville; William McCormack (son) and Christie McCormack of Fort Smith; and John McCormack (son) and Deana McCormack of Little Rock. She enjoyed the blessings of 12 grandchildren: Nick Smith, Wesley McCormack, Joseph Fisher, Brandal McCormack, Clark McCormack, Erin Stevens, Arden Roeder, Chase Garner, Samantha Carroll, Eden McCormack, Evan McCormack, and Haven McCormack; and 3 great-grandchildren: Braden Jones, Barrett Smith and Maecy Stevens. TG is preceded in death by her mother, Clara Lillian Lindsey Towne and her father, William Ezra Lindsey.

Memorial services are scheduled for Monday, December 3rd at 1 p.m. in Roebuck Chapel at the First United Methodist Church in Fort Smith. Arrangements are entrusted to Edwards Funeral Home. The family asked that memorials be made to Arkansas Easter Seals, or the the FUMC - Ft. Smith Memorial Fund.

Doris Brown

Doris Brown, 77, of White Hall, went to be with her Lord and Savior November 30, 2018.

She was born in Cleveland County May 29, 1941, to Mattie Huntley Studdard and Ira Harris.

Doris married her soul mate, David Brown, on December 24, 1957. Sixty years and eleven months of wonderful marriage followed.

She loved her gardening, especially taking care of her flowers. Doris received yard of the month for five consecutive months. Though an accomplished gardener, her first love was her family and church family; a member of Calvary Baptist Church of White Hall.

Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, David Brown; children, Larry Brown (Judy), of Wooster, AR; Tim Brown, of Pine Bluff; Mark Brown, of White Hall; and Joyce Wehmer (Paul), of Houston, Texas; sister, Evelyn Ford (Mike), of Hot Springs; brother, John Studdard (Nancy), of Gore, Oklahoma; 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and many friends and extended family.

Services will be Noon, Monday, December 3, 2018, at Robinson and Fuller White Hall Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow in Macedonia Cemetery, Cleveland County.

Visitation will be from 4-6 Sunday at Robinson and Fuller. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society - 901 North University, Little Rock, Arkansas 72207.

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Patti Borecky

Patricia “Patti” Lee Blanch Moore Borecky, 81, of Pine Bluff, passed away Monday, November 26, 2018.

Born January 2, 1937, at Sheridan, she was a daughter of the late Samuel Grady Moore and Geneva Sites Moore. Mrs. Borecky was a Watson Chapel High School graduate and a member of Good Faith Carr United Methodist Church.

A homemaker first and foremost, she was employed as a Correctional Officer with the Arkansas Department of Correction for several years. She enjoyed sewing, reading, and rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Arkansas Razorbacks whenever she found the time.

In addition to her parents, Patti was preceded in death by her loving husband of 45 years, Allen Borecky; daughter, Karla Manson; and a sister, Phyllis Malone.

She is survived by her sons, Mark Borecky (Michelle) and Tim Borecky (Brian); daughter, Linda Fellows (Steve); brother, Bill Moore; grandchildren, Ami Sims, Blake Borecky, Whitney Fellows, Lindsey Fellows, Juli McGriff and Jared Meyer; great-grandchildren, Trevor, Cole And Carly; and many other loving family and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 2:00 p.m. at Fuller Hale-South Funeral Chapel. Online Condolences:

Harvey Lawson, Jr.

Harvey Carroll Lawson, Jr., age 70, of Redfield, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, November 29, 2018.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Saturday, December 1, 2018, at Buie Funeral Home in Sheridan.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 2, 2018, at Buie Funeral Home in Sheridan. Interment will follow in Rhodes Cemetery in Sheridan. Sign online guestbook at

Kay Offutt

Kay Monette Mosley Offutt, 69, formerly of Pine Bluff, went to be with her Lord Friday, October 30, 2018.

Kay was born December 11, 1948, in Pine Bluff to the late Kenneth and Delma Mosley. She was reared and received her education in Pine Bluff where she graduated from Pine Bluff High School in 1967. Kay chose a career in banking, the last 32 years of which was spent with Simmons First National Bank where she was loved by one and all.

After retiring in 2007, she moved to Harrison where she happily enjoyed her days shopping flea markets, Branson, and time spent on her deck when visited by friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, James Cheshier; 3 sisters; and her daughter, Sarah Offutt Weatherford.

Kay leaves to cherish her memories her ex-husband, caregiver and friend, Jimmy Rex Offutt; sister-in-law, Claudia Offutt Gray (Lynn); brother-in-law, Ray Willard Offutt (Pamela); many loving friends and the caring staff at Harrison Health and Rehabilitation where she spent the last 15 months.

At Kay’s request, there will be no services. Memorials may be made in her memory to the American Heart Association.

Linda Curl

Linda Boatright Curl, 68, of White Hall, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord on November 29, 2018. She was born August 19, 1950, in Dermott, to Thomas and Louise Wallace Boatright.

She had worked at Tyson Foods. She enjoyed reading, going to yard sales, fishing and working puzzles. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Alfred Boatright and a sister, Patricia Johnson.

Survivors include a son, Keith Curl (Mollie); daughters, Tammy Horn (Tommy), Bobbie Jo Curl, Gayla Storz (Jason), JoAnna Curl Powers (Chad) all of White Hall; grandchildren, Trey, Ashley, Kylee, Kasey, Taylor, Breanna, Hannah, Micah, Mason, Kylar; brothers, Danny Boatright, Ronald Boatright and a sister Deborah Carter all of Pine Bluff; significant other, Barron Browning of White Hall.

Visitation will be Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m., at Robinson & Fuller White Hall Funeral Chapel.

Graveside services at Lee Cemetery by Robinson & Fuller will be Monday, December 3, 2018, at 11 AM, with Reverend B. J. Johnson officiating. Online register at