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Carol Dawn Martin, age 52

Carol Dawn Martin, age 52, of Jacksonville, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 10, 2022. She was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on October 27, 1970 to the late Thomas E. Upton Sr. and Carol Anne Lewis.

Dawn enjoyed spending time with her grandkids, painting, and hosting family functions and community events. She loved to fish and sit by the river. One of her favorite places to visit was Galveston, Texas. She always enjoyed riding the ferry. She loved her family and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Dawn is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Upton Sr. and Carol Lewis.

She leaves behind her husband Dale Martin; children Monica Upton, Rebecca Sims (Cody), Rachel Martin, Tommie Davis, and Haleigh Martin; grandchildren Tia, Tanner, Tye, Emma, Mallory, and Elijah; siblings Staci Hall, Sammy Upton, and Tommy Upton Jr. (Jeff); and a host of extended family members, friends, and her precious cats.

Visitation will be held on Monday, December 19, 2022 at 6:00pm with Funeral Service to follow on Tuesday December 20, 2022 at 10:00am at A Natural State Funeral Service; 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. Burial will follow after the service at Concord Cemetery in Lonoke, Arkansas.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at

To view a tribute slideshow of Dawn, please follow the link provided below.


  • Emily Hall Posted December 13, 2022 2:40 PM

    Can’t even begin to express the pain that your leaving has our family in, you will truly be missed Aunt Dawn!!

  • Gil and Mary Martin Posted December 13, 2022 3:15 PM

    Dawn you will be truly missed. I’m very glad Gil and I were able to spend time with you Thanksgiving and at the wonderful Anniversary Party that you put together for Fred and Virginia this year for their 65th. You have always made holidays special for this family. Thank You and God Bless You 🙏♥️🌹✝️

  • Fred & Virginia Martin Posted December 13, 2022 4:29 PM

    May you rest in peace. Love Mom and Dad Virginia and Fred.

  • Lisa Franklin (Robinson) Posted December 13, 2022 5:58 PM

    I met Dawn back in 7th grade, and she was always and will remain dear to my heart ♥ Dawn you will always be remembered and never forgotten…R.I.P. my sweet friend

  • Farrell and Janice Posted December 13, 2022 6:59 PM

    Sending our condolences to the family. We are here if you need us. 🙏

  • Dana Bryant Posted December 13, 2022 8:27 PM

    Sending my condolences to the family in this time of need. May God give you strength to get.through.

  • Mary mcclure Posted December 13, 2022 9:32 PM

    She was a good person and she was my bus driver and I loved when I went to her house and spend time with her

  • Nick Null Posted December 14, 2022 2:16 PM

    You all have my condolences

  • Jessie, Brad, and the girls Posted December 14, 2022 10:46 PM

    I cannot even explain how much our family will miss you. We love you so much and know that things will never be the same without you. I wish at Thanksgiving I would have hugged you a little tighter sis. May God rest your soul in peace.

  • Gennie Bridges Posted December 15, 2022 4:08 PM

    Haleigh I am so sorry for you and your family’s loss. My heart and prayers are with you all. If you need anything, please let me know. May Miss Carol be resting in peace.

  • Tammy, William, Lane and boys Posted December 15, 2022 5:28 PM

    Prayers are with family and friends during this time. We love yall!

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