Mary Carolyn McConnell, 87, of Huntsville, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, in Fayetteville.  

She was born Friday, Feb. 3, 1933, in Huntsville, to James Clarence and Edith Haney Stroud.

Carolyn married Charles Leo McConnell on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1952, in Huntsville, and together they were parents to three children.  

Carolyn was a farmer and a former seamstress for Levi Strauss.  She loved to cook, crochet, garden and write in her journals.  

She dearly loved her family, always had a positive attitude and a smile to share with others.  

Carolyn was very active in her community as a member of Harmony Baptist Church, Aurora Ladybugs Extension Homemakers Club, Red Hat Society, Eastern Star, American Legion Auxiliary and the Democratic Party.

Carolyn was predeceased by her parents; siblings, Carl, Geneva, her twin, Marin Carlis, who died at birth, and Clarence Jr., who also died in infancy.  

She is survived by two sons, Arvel McConnell and Rocky McConnell, both of Huntsville; one daughter, Diana McConnell of Huntsville; three grandchildren, Brandi and Marvin Solórzano, Joey and Stacy Messenger McConnell and Corrie and JR Lievsay; and two great-grandchildren, Jackson Lievsay and Ava Lievsay.

Graveside memorial services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3, at the Aurora Cemetery pavilion, with Glen Faulkner officiating.  

Honorary pallbearers will be Arvel McConnell, Rocky McConnell, Joey McConnell, Marvin Solórzano, JR Lievsay and Jackson Lievsay.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Carolyn’s name may be made to Aurora Cemetery, P.O. Box 1491, Huntsville, Ark. 72740.  

Services are entrusted to Brashears Funeral Home and Crematory of Huntsville.

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