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Edwards Funeral Home

201 North 12Th Street, Fort Smith, AR

OBITUARY

Josephine LaBorde

February 15, 1921June 23, 2019
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Josephine (Carroll) LaBorde was a native of Louisiana, lived most of her life in Arkansas, but quickly became an Oklahoman when she moved to Claremore after her husband’s death in 1996. She died June 23, 2019 at her home following a short illness.

She was one of a set of twins born Feb. 8, 1921 to Izzadee Robinson Carroll and Arthur Cleveland Carroll Sr., in her grandmother’s home in Beekman, LA. However, her official birthday was Feb. 15, the date recorded by the doctor on his first visit to their house. Her mother died six weeks later due to childbirth complications. There were six children born to that family. When Josephine was four, her father married Lela Jagers and together they had seven children. She grew up in Beekman, Tallulah and Holly Ridge, LA. She married Clyde Jerome LaBorde in the mid 1940s and they made their home in Fort Smith, AR, soon after World War II. They became members of Calvary Baptist Church, where the funeral is scheduled Monday, July 1, 2019 at 11 AM. Burial will be 2 PM at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith.

Josephine loved to cook, especially baking pies, quilting and fishing. She loved to travel to the mountains, the beach, Branson, and going on cruises. Her last trip in April was to the beach. The center of her life was spending time with her family and volunteering. She volunteered with the Disabled American Veterans in Fayetteville several years. After moving to Claremore, she joined Memorial Heights Baptist Church. She became active at the Claremore Senior Citizens Center and was an almost daily volunteer at the Center for the next 16 years. In recent years, she enjoyed being part of a Wednesday afternoon card playing group.

Survivors are a son, Clyde LaBorde, Jr. and Judy, of Fort Smith, AR; daughter, Almetha Sizemore of Claremore, OK; brother, Glen Carroll and Illene of Farmerville, LA; and granddaughters, Andrea Feeback and David of Claremore, OK, Amy Kornahrens and Scott of Valley Center, KS, Kandy Lindstrom and Brian of Pineville, LA, Kourtney LaBorde of Hot Springs, AR, and Kayce Neill of Hot Springs, AR.

She had six great-grandchildren: Chase, Kaydin and Karoline Lindstrom; Tracker Ault; Nathan Neil and Thomas Kornahrens.

Josephine was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Laborde, Sr.; and son-in-law, Raymond Sizemore; her parents; and step-mother; sisters, Ethel, Elvie, her twin Earline Carroll and Alice Carroll Turchek; and brothers, McBride, Orel, A.C. Jr., Oliver, Jodie, Dennis and Melvin Carroll.

  • FAMILY

  • Clyde Laborde, Sr., Husband
  • Clyde LaBorde, Jr. and wife Judy, Son
  • Almetha Sizemore, Daughter
  • Raymond Sizemore, Son-in-law
  • Izzadee Robinson Carroll, Mother
  • Arthur Cleveland Carroll Sr., Father
  • Lela Jagers Carroll, Step Mother
  • Ethel Carroll, Sister
  • Elvie Carroll, Sister
  • Earline Carroll, Twin Sister
  • Alice Carroll Turchek, Sister
  • Glen Carroll and wife Illene, Brother
  • McBride Carroll, Brother
  • Orel Carroll, Brother
  • A.C. Carroll, Jr., Brother
  • Oliver Carroll, Brother
  • Jodie Carroll, Brother
  • Dennis Carroll, Brother
  • Melvin Carroll, Brother
  • Andrea Feeback and husband David, Grandchild
  • Amy Kornahrens and husband Scott, Grandchild
  • Kandy Lindstrom and husband Brian, Grandchild
  • Kourtney LaBorde, Grandchild
  • Kayce Neill, Grandchild
  • Chase Lindstrom, Great Grandchild
  • Kaydin Lindstrom, Great Grandchild
  • Karoline Lindstrom, Great Grandchild
  • Tracker Ault, Great Grandchild
  • Nathan Neil, Great Grandchild
  • Thomas Kornahrens, Great Grandchild
  • DONATIONS

  • Calvary Baptist Church
  • Memorial Heights Baptist Church

Services

  • Viewing and Visitation Monday, July 1, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 1, 2019
  • Burial Monday, July 1, 2019

Memories

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Sharon McDonald

June 26, 2019

Jo was such a feisty lady. While at the senior center, we had worked especially hard during an Easter luncheon and we decided after clean up that we deserved a trip to Braums. Jo was the first one in the car and was all excited to get her favorite ice cream, but when we sat down, the energy just drain out of all of us. Jo got a real mischievous look in her eyes and said whoever finished last had to buy the next round! Needless to say there was some real fast licking going on. I loved that woman and will miss her sparkling eyes and sweet smile.

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Biography

Josephine (Carroll) LaBorde was a native of Louisiana, lived most of her life in Arkansas, but quickly became an Oklahoman when she moved to Claremore after her husband’s death in 1996. She died June 23, 2019 at her home following a short illness.

She was one of a set of twins born Feb. 8, 1921 to Izzadee Robinson Carroll and Arthur Cleveland Carroll Sr., in her grandmother’s home in Beekman, LA. However, her official birthday was Feb. 15, the date recorded by the doctor on his first visit to their house. Her mother died six weeks later due to childbirth complications. There were six children born to that family.

When Josephine was four, her father married Lela Jagers and together they had seven children. She grew up in Beekman, Tallulah and Holly Ridge, LA. She married Clyde Jerome LaBorde in the mid 1940s and they made their home in Fort Smith, AR, soon after World War II. They became members of Calvary Baptist Church, where the funeral is scheduled Monday, July 1, 2019 at 11 AM. Burial will be 2 PM at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith.

Josephine loved to cook, especially baking pies, quilting and fishing. She loved to travel to the mountains, the beach, Branson, and going on cruises. Her last trip in April was to the beach. The center of her life was spending time with her family and volunteering. She volunteered with the Disabled American Veterans in Fayetteville several years. After moving to Claremore, she joined Memorial Heights Baptist Church. She became active at the Claremore Senior Citizens Center and was an almost daily volunteer at the Center for the next 16 years. In recent years, she enjoyed being part of a Wednesday afternoon card playing group.

Survivors are a son, Clyde LaBorde, Jr. and Judy, of Fort Smith, AR; daughter, Almetha Sizemore of Claremore, OK; brother, Glen Carroll and Illene of Farmerville, LA; and granddaughters, Andrea Feeback and David of Claremore, OK, Amy Kornahrens and Scott of Valley Center, KS, Kandy Lindstrom and Brian of Pineville, LA, Kourtney LaBorde of Hot Springs, AR, and Kayce Neill of Hot Springs, AR.

She had six great-grandchildren: Chase, Kaydin and Karoline Lindstrom; Tracker Ault; Nathan Neil and Thomas Kornahrens.

Josephine was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Laborde, Sr.; and son-in-law, Raymond Sizemore; her parents; and step-mother; sisters, Ethel, Elvie, her twin Earline Carroll and Alice Carroll Turchek; and brothers, McBride, Orel, A.C. Jr., Oliver, Jodie, Dennis and Melvin Carroll.

Visitation will be 10 AM, Monday, July 1, 2019 at Calvary Baptist Church. Services are entrusted to Edwards Funeral Home. To place online condolences, visit www.edwardsfuneralhome.com.

Anyone wishing to make a donation in Josephine’s name may do so to Calvary Baptist Church, 2301 Midland Boulevard, Fort Smith AR 72904; or Memorial Heights Baptist Church, 1500 West Will Rogers Blvd., Claremore OK 74017.