Carrie M. McClinton
March 8, 1922 – April 2, 2019
Carrie Mae passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Paris, Texas at the age of 97. She was born March 8, 1922, in Glendale, Arkansas to Victor Otto Owen and Mary Will Smith Owen. She married Willie Paul McClinton on July 10, 1945. Carrie was a member of the State Line Baptist Church, Cerro Gordo, Arkansas for over 65 years and taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School for most of those years. She attended the First Baptist Church of Paris while making her home in Paris with her daughter for the last few years. Carrie was preceded in death by her husband; her sisters, Hellon Bellew, Pebble Watts, Evelyn Johnston, and Maxine Woolley; and her brothers, James Owen and Victor Owen. She is survived by one daughter, Margaret Melton and husband Leonard (Buddy) Melton of Paris, Texas; one son, Loyd (Tommy) McClinton of Cerro Gordo; grandchildren, Paul Melton and wife Patricia of Rochester, Minnesota, Donna Trapp and husband Chad of Hugo, Oklahoma, Lonn McClinton and wife Erin of Cerro Gordo, Angie Zygmont and husband Gary of Austin, Texas, and Brandon Burns of Atlanta, Georgia; great grandchildren, Katie and Samantha Trapp of Hugo, Oklahoma, Rebecca Williams of Dallas, Texas, Chris and Grace Melton of Rochester, and Libby and Steven McClinton of Cerro Gordo; one great-great grandchild; sisters, Eula Faye Hestand of Paragould, Arkansas, Martha Mayfield of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Joyce McFalls of Pine Bluff, and Virginia Gillespie also of Pine Bluff; one brother, Herbert Owen of Pine Bluff; and many nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. Funeral services for Mrs. McClinton will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 5, 2019, at the State Line Baptist Church in Cerro Gordo, Arkansas with Roy Brooks officiating. Burial will follow in Pauley Cemetery, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen. The family will receive friends from 12:30-1:30 p.m., before the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the State Line Baptist Church, 924 Hwy 380 W., Winthrop, Arkansas 71866.