Carolyn Childs Hathcock passed away April 20, 2017

Carolyn Childs Hathcock, 70, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017 in Heber Springs. Carolyn was born on June 21, 1946 in Batesville, MS to George and Blondye Childs. She spent her career as an officer in the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department in Memphis, TN. Carolyn and her husband, Buddy, were avid bass fishermen, sharpshooters and huge supporters of St. Jude Children’s Hospital. 

Upon retirement, she and her husband moved to Heber Springs. Carolyn enjoyed trout fishing, gardening, FUMC women’s Joy Circle, and watching Survivor with her friends. She spent many hours happily watching soccer games, band performances, football games, and basketball games that her “adopted” grandchildren played in. 

Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband, Walter (Buddy) Hathcock; one brother, Bill Childs; and her parents. She is survived by: her nieces, Andrea Reid (Rusty) and Anita Holland (Mark); her sister-in-law, Judy Nixon; her great-nieces and great-nephews and a multitude of friends.

A memorial service was held Monday, April 24 at Heber Springs First United Methodist Church. The funeral, officiated by Pastor Tommy Toombs, was held at Forest Hills South Funeral Home in Memphis, TN on Tuesday, April 25.