It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of Carolyn Mae Pettus (Harris), born January 7, 1947. Carolyn went to be with our Lord and her beloved husband of over 50 years Dillard Wayne Pettus on Sunday, September 11, 2022, the day that would have been their 57th wedding anniversary. We take comfort knowing they celebrated together.
She was preceded in death by her parents, JT Harris and Annie “Juanita” Harris (Coburn). Carolyn was Mother to two daughters, Jacqueline Griswood, husband Lance and Stacey Butts, husband James. Grandmother to her pride and joys; Garrett Parker, wife Rachel, and Korie Pigue, husband Chase. Great-Grandmother to Sutton Parker and she was anxiously awaiting the arrival of Sloan Pigue.
Carolyn worked for over 40 years in both local and federal governments retiring in 2015 from the Social Security Administration, Office of Hearings and Appeals.
She was a member of Parkview United Methodist Church in Benton. She loved to travel, often taking trips with family and friends. She also enjoyed reading, collecting antiques and attended almost every baseball, football, and softball game of her beloved grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the staff at The Manor in Bryant, and the healthcare professionals at Hospice of Saline Co. for the loving care of their Mother and Grandmother in the past few years of her declining health.
A Memorial Service celebrating her life is planned for Friday, September 23, 2022 at 10:00 am at Ashby Funeral Home in Benton. The family invites all relatives and friends to attend. Services officiated by Pastor Shari Day of Parkview United Methodist Church, Benton AR.