Beards Funeral Chapel

855 S. Happy Hollow Road, Fayetteville, AR

Phone: 479-521-8551

Karlene (Karla) R. McConnell

Fayetteville, AR

1965 - 2012

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Published: November 25, 2012

Karlene (Karla) R. McConnell 47, of Jacksonville, Ark., and long-term resident of Fayetteville died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at her home. She was born Oct. 21, 1965, in Fayetteville to Betty Miller and Lavaun Samuels. Karlene was a very hard working woman, very loving with a huge heart. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Nelly Smith Hayes and brother, Joe Kent McCoy.

She is survived by her parents; son, Cody L. McConnell of Fayetteville; daughter, Keri A. McConnell of Jacksonville, Ark.; grandson, Giovanni Martinez; two brothers, Dale McCoy, wife Kathy of Springdale and Westin Wallace, wife Jenny of Gravette; three sisters, Jacquelinie (Jackie) Young and husband Danny of Greenland, Kathlene Davis of Springdale and Marline Richardson and husband Virgil of Bella Vista and several other family members and friends.

Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. Burial will be at Dowell Cemetery in Fayetteville under the direction of Beard's Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made to the family at

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