Roller Funeral Home

1700 E. Walnut St., P.O. Box 349, Paris, AR


Phone: 479-963-6188

Charlene Madden Avery

Paris, AR

1934 - 2018

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Published: January 7, 2018

Charlene Madden Avery, 83 of Paris, Ark., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 in Springdale, Ark. She was born on July 10, 1934 in Beedeville, Ark., to her parents Woodrow W. and Easter (Barker) Carlton. Charlene was actively involved in the family row crop farm for many years and later worked as a hair stylist and florist. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Paris.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Woodrow W. and Easter (Barker) Carlton; Alton Madden, her first husband who passed away in 1968; Raymond Avery, her second husband who passed away in 2010; three children, Timmy Madden, Cherri King and John Madden; her sister, Linda Sue Beard; her brother, Gerald Carlton and one grandson, Alex King.

She is survived by her daughter, Lesa Madden Thomas of Little Rock; two sons, Harold Madden and wife Mary Alyce of Rogers and Raymond Scott Avery and wife Aimee of Fayetteville; five brothers, W.N. Carlton and wife Terry of Beedeville, Gary Carlton and wife Maria of Jonesboro, Rodney Carlton and wife Michelle of Tiffin, Ohio, Heath Carlton and wife Caroline of Batesville and Levi Carlton and wife Tanaya of Newport; her step-mother, Carlotta Carlton of Beedeville; nine grandchildren, Jeremy Dorrough, Nicholas Dorrough, Courtney Ogden, Josh Madden, Connors Thomas, Jake Thomas, Kristin Bailey, Chloe Madden and Nicholas Avery and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m., on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 at the Church of Christ in Paris officiated by Bro. Kevin Heavin. Graveside service and burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 at Eight Mile Cemetery in Beedeville, Ark., under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris. Online guestbook at

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Northwest Arkansas, 5506 Walsh Lane, Suite 212, Rogers, AR 72758.

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