Carlene L. Carmichael, 71, of Leachville died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born at Caraway, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Sylvia Busby Collins and was a lifelong area resident.
She is survived by her husband, Vernie Carmichael of the home; five sons, Gerald Carmichael of Leachville, Ronnie Carmichael of Manila, Paul Carmichael of Cardwell, Winky Carmichael of Manila, and Kenny Carmichael of Manila; nine daughters, Deborah Horton of Marshall, Charlotte Carmichael of Blytheville, Vickie Lollar of Clinton, Tenn., Judy Duke of Lebanon, Mo., Lisa Alsup of Caraway, Kimberly Junyor of Caraway, Frances Henderson of Leachville, Louise Wilbanks of Jonesboro and Mary Morris of Leachville; two brothers, Buddy Collins of Tucson, Ariz., and Danny Collins of Jonesboro; and 39 grandchildren.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Monday at Howard Funeral Chapel in Leachville with Rev. Graig Stull officiating. Burial was in the Caraway Cemetery. The family received visitors Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. To sign the online guest register log on to howardfuneralservice.com.