Our hearts were broken by the sudden passing of Carol Annette Butts on Sunday, December 18, 2022. Carol passed away at her home in Cabot, AR. She was born on January 15, 1962 to Charles and Betty Earnhart in Conway, AR. She is survived by her husband, Lawrence Butts III, daughter and son-in-law Brittney and Scotty Mahoney and her beloved granddaughter, Annabelle.
Carol was a member of Levy church of Christ and attended services there her entire life. She retired from the North Little Rock School District after having taught first and second grade at Lynch Drive Elementary.
Carol had a love of animals her entire life. Her small family along with her in-laws raced chuckwagons for a several years. As Brittney got a little older, she began barrel racing and Carol was with her every step of the way. Following her retirement, Carol and Lawrence traveled the country on motorcycles eventually giving up the bikes for a motorhome. They traveled with several motor coach groups across the country. Carol was outgoing and made friends wherever she was. Her heart was generous and giving. She spent several years volunteering her time for a number of causes.
The greatest blessings in her life were her daughter, Brittney, and granddaughter, Annabelle. Carol and Brittney were so close and shared a great love for all kinds of animals. She referred to Annabelle as her Sunshine and the bond between these two was so special.
Carol was preceded in death by her mother, Betty Earnhart and grandparents TP and Amanda Earnhart of Holland and Ervin and Della Henderson of Conway. Carol is also survived by her father, Charles Earnhart of Mayflower; brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Kay Earnhart of McKinney, TX; brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Mary Earnhart of Mayflower; sister, Christy Earnhart of Mayflower; father and mother in law, Larry and Carolyn Butts of Cabot; two step-daughters, Jennifer Roberson and Melissa Powell of Bossier City, LA; step-grandchildren Briar, Melayna, Dane, Nash, Austin, Malori, Emery and Mabree; step great-grandchildren Baylor and Harper and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
The outpouring of love and prayers has been so appreciated. The impact of her life is so far reaching and the evidence of how much she was loved has been so obvious these last few days. There will be a Celebration of Life to honor Carol on Sunday, January 15, 2023, at Levy church of Christ, 5124 Camp Robinson Road, North Little Rock, AR 72218. There will be a visitation from 1:30-2:30 with the service to follow.
Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at www.anaturalstatefuneralservice.com
We are praying and thinking for all of you and love you all!
In my prayers
Charles and Christy and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. You all are so special to us not just as neighbors but as friends. We send our love and prayers to each, for comfort and peace. Holding Little Miss Annabelle up in a special prayer for her.
We love you.
CindyJo & Mark
So sorry for your loss. Praying for the family!🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽❤️❤️
What a wonderful godly woman. Our hearts go out to the entire family. From her teens we have known and loved Carol and her family. May God bless you constantly in the following days and years.
I am so sorry to hear of Carols passing.
We graduated together .
Carol was a Great person.
She would come in Kroger where I work and always had a good word and a laugh.
She will be missed by me and many more.
God Bless Lawrence and Brit and the rest of the family and anyone that knew her..
See you again some day my sweet Sassy friend.
Our love, thoughts, and prayers are with your family . So sorry for your loss.❤️🙏🏼
Christy, I’m so sorry for the loss of your sister. I’m praying for peace and comfort for you, your dad, her daughter and her husband.
Uncle Charles, Christy & family. My heart is breaking but rejoicing she is in heaven with Aunt Betty. We’re praying for all of you now & in the coming days
Will see you soon…
The Johnons. Dale, Elizabeth, Brandon & Avery
Carol was an amazing woman. My condolences go out to the whole family. I love all of you. I will be praying for you guys…🙏🙏
Sending hugs and prayers 🙏🏼🌟💓. Carol was a shining example of volunteerism at the Jacksonville Care Channel. Her light will be missed.
Saddened to hear of her passing.
I loved working with Carol at Lynch Dr Elementary. She could always make me smile. I’m so sorry Brittney my heart hurts for you and your family.
My deepest sympathy to all Carol’s family
Carol was so special to me because she worked with me at Six-State Rallies for FMCA and made it more fun to volunteer and you could always depend on her. She loved her family, especially Annabelle.
So sorry for your loss. Carol was a wonderful person, kind hearted and caring. Qualities that made her an excellent teacher and friend.
I am so saddened hearing of Carol’s passing. Carol was a wonderful, caring, fun-loving & giving person as well as the best college roommate ever!! I will cherish many fond and fun memories of Carol. Rest in peace my dear friend Carol.
Nick and I send our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your wife. You all will be in my prayers. Sincerely, the Stabiles