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Nell Duke Carmical, 81

Nell Duke Carmical, 81 of Cabot, Arkansas, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, October 14, 2017.  She was born on October 16, 1935 in Ola, Arkansas to Odus and Ella Duke.

She is preceded in death by her husband of nearly 50 years Eugene Carmical, her parents, one brother, Don Duke and her father and mother in law Bill and Mabel Counts Carmical. 

She is survived by two children, Donny Carmical (Leara), Christy Cavin (Marty); three grandchildren, Kortney Gold (Stefie), Morgan Purkiss (Tim), and Kaycee Carmical; two great grandchildren, Josie Gold and Sophie Purkiss; two sisters, Pauline Wingate and Joann Moody, special friend Bob Clark, and three awesome caregivers and friend, Dean Williamson, Jean Wilkins and Kelsey Phillips. 

Nell also known as “Mrs. Gene” owned and operated Gene’s Fashions and Gene’s TV and Appliance in Lonoke for many years. She attended Zion Hill Baptist Church in Cabot.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, friend and anyone that knew her knows she never meet a stranger.  She was always the life of the party and she enjoyed shopping, playing computer games and going to the casino.  She was a breast cancer survivor.  Nell loved her grandchildren more than anything in this world. 

In lieu of flowers the family ask for donations to be made to the Easter Seals of Arkansas or a charity of your choice in her honor.  The family also ask for everyone to wear something pink in Nell’s honor to the service.  She loved bright colors. 

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 18 at 2 P.M. in the chapel at A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville.  Visitation will be held beginning at 1 PM.  Burial will be at Sumner Cemetery in Cabot. 

Services are under the direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076.  501-982-3400  


  • Willis Winston Posted October 16, 2017 4:50 PM

    My heart is filled with prayers and thoughts for you all in your time of grief.

  • Gina Phillips Posted October 16, 2017 5:15 PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family .

  • Joanne Carmical Posted October 16, 2017 6:23 PM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. She was a beautiful lady and will be missed by all who knew her.

    • Martha Carmical Posted October 16, 2017 10:34 PM

      My prayers are with the family through this difficult time.

  • Laine arnold Posted October 16, 2017 6:59 PM

    My prayers are with you and Morgan

  • Cathy Mckinley Posted October 16, 2017 9:02 PM

    Both Don and I are in prayer for you and your sweet family. I know you will miss her terrible, but try to think of her in heaven. .

  • Cathy Mckinley Posted October 16, 2017 9:04 PM

    Both Don and I are in prayer for you and your sweet family. I know you will miss her terrible, but try to think of her in heaven. .she is so happy

  • S Gold Posted October 16, 2017 9:28 PM

    My sympathies are with you all. Her love and bright spirit will not be forgotten.

  • Jeannie Sperow Posted October 16, 2017 9:44 PM

    We are heart broken. She holds a very special place in our hearts. Prayers for the family. We love you Nana…. Hollywood, Jeannie, Terry, Dylan, and Shonna💔

  • Carla Spence Baldwin Posted October 16, 2017 11:33 PM

    My sweet Kaycee, I am so very sorry I know she was so very special to you. You and your family are in my prayers. Allthough I never met your nana, I know you have wonderful memories. Cling to your memories it is what will get you though. Much much love Carla

  • David Stallings Posted October 17, 2017 4:57 AM

    Very sweet Lady proud to have known her for the pass 30 years always made me laugh love you Nell prayers to all the family

  • Joyce and Jim Dalton Posted October 17, 2017 5:54 AM

    Our hearts are with you and your family, Christy.

  • CartiNlr Posted October 17, 2017 8:08 AM

    Carmical family, We are sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Your friends at CartiNlr

  • Debbie Duke Myers Posted October 17, 2017 10:02 AM

    Happy birthday in heaven. Love you so much my Aunt Nell. Love you family, see you tomorrow to celebrate a beautiful lady.

  • Nancy Clement Posted October 17, 2017 12:06 PM

    I am so very sad for your loss. All of you are in my prayers.

  • Aretha Dodson Posted October 17, 2017 1:33 PM

    So sorry for your loss. I remember “Ms Gene’s” patience in helping me while shopping in her store.

  • Pauline Wingate Posted October 17, 2017 6:23 PM

    My heart is hurting right now. She was my sister, my friend, my protector and my everything. We could talk about anything. I have a lot of wonderful memories. Give Don a hug for me. I love and will miss you and our talks. Your sis Paul

  • Missy Posted October 18, 2017 7:50 AM

    Christy, so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a beautiful lady and loved by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Love you!

  • Christine Tallant Posted October 19, 2017 2:54 PM

    Leara and family:
    So very grieved to read of the death of your beloved mother-in-law., Nell. Condolences to you and Donnie and your family for your loss. May Heavenly Father surround you all with His peace. at this time.

    –Christie Cobb Tallant

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