Helen L. Faulkner

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Helen L. Faulkner, 90 of Caraway, passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at St. Bernards Medical Center. She was born Jan. 16, 1924, in Caraway to the late James and Elzie Stone. She and her husband farmed for many years in the Caraway area and their cattle farm near Brookland. Mrs. Helen was a member of the Caraway First Baptist Church.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, Myra and John Vail of Jonesboro and Rayburn and Judy Faulkner of Caraway; six grandchildren, Robin (Billy) Justus of Cabot, John Alan (Susanne) Vail of Jonesboro; Stacy Faulkner of Caraway, Kelli (Toby) Bradfield of Portageville, Mo., Sally Gestaut and Keith (Alexis) Gestaut all of Chicago; nine great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Faulkner was also preceded in death by her husband, Ray Faulkner; a daughter, Helen Gestaut; a son-in-law, Joseph Gestaut; two brothers and two sisters.

A graveside service was held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Rick Stevens officiating under the direction of Gregg Funeral Home.

There was no visitation.

Honored to serve as pallbearers were Toby Bradfield, John Alan Vail, Ronald Faulkner, Harvey E. Faulkner, Charles D. Faulkner and William Maulding.

The family would like to thank the staff of Monette Manor for taking care of their mother and grandmother.

Lasting memorials may be sent to St. Jude's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis 38105 or Caraway First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 188 Caraway 72419.

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