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Cara May McCorkle

Cara May McCorkle, 28 of West Fork died Saturday, May 5, 2012.  She was born September 11, 1983, in Fayetteville, AR.  Cara was the daughter of Sam and Carla McCorkle.  She graduated from West Fork High School in 2001.  She was a certified police officer and worked for Washington County Sheriff’s department for most of her career. In Cara’s too short time on Earth she touched the lives of so many people.  She was kind, patient, generous, and so much fun to be around with that contagious laugh she had.  She was quick to give a helping hand, and was a rock for so many people.  She loved her family, friends, and her dogs.We loved Cara so much and we will truly miss her.Survivors include her parents Sam and Carla McCorkle; sisters, Nikki Shackelford and husband Justin and Madeline McCorkle; grandparents Mitch and Henry McCorkle and Bill and Lola Ellis, and she will also be missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Funeral services will be at 10 am, Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Unity Baptist Church, 14680 Union Star Rd, West Fork, AR 72774 with Uncle Bobby Wilson officiating.  Burial will be at the West Fork Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Funeral Chapel immediately following the services.  Online condolences may be made to the family at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com.

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    Allenia Brannan » 08. May, 2012

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Mark & Allenia Brannan, Craig Brannan and Taylor Shadrick

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    Stephanie Adams » 08. May, 2012

    Although I have only known Cara a short time while we worked at University Police I am glad to have met her. She was a good person with a big heart. I enjoyed the short time that I knew her and am sadden that her time on earth was cut so short but know that she is in a better place. My prayers and thoughts are with the family during this time.

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    Loren Bailey » 08. May, 2012

    I am so sorry to hear this – Cara was always a great person to be around and was always helpful when asked to help. My thoughts and prayers go to Sam, Miss Carla, Miss Nikki, Miss Maddy and the entire McCorkle family.

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    Tess (Meyer) Watts » 08. May, 2012

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I ran into Cara a few months ago and she was as great as ever! It had been awhile since we had seen one another. As we talked about what life has brought our way; she reminded me of the fun times we all had in high school. She will be missed.

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    Hallie Bell » 08. May, 2012

    May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. My heart goes out to you and your family during this trying time. To loose a sister is one of the hardest things anyone can go through.

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    lesia lovejoy » 08. May, 2012

    Cara was friends with my sons and she came to visit often. I got the pleasure of getting to know a sweet caring young lady. You have my deepest sympathy

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    lesia lovejoy » 08. May, 2012

    Cara was friends with my sons and came to visit often. I got the pleasure of getting to know a very sweet and caring young lady. Yo have my deepest sympathy

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    Norma Hoag » 08. May, 2012

    Carla & Sam – I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for you & your family to recieve strength and comfort as you go through this time.

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    Darlene Smith » 09. May, 2012

    I am so sorry for the loss of your child! I have walked in your shoes, my son was 15 when he went to be with God. I worked with Cara for a year at WCSO. Cara was a wonderful and carefree person. She was always laughing and there was always a smile on her face. I was so surprised that she had passed. Please accept my heartfelt condolence not only as a parent but also as a friend of Cara’s. Her smile will truly be missed.

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    BettyeAnn Duncan Kisor » 09. May, 2012

    Sam & Carla, Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Life was to short for Cara . She was a beautiful young lady. Faith, love and wonderful memories will help you through time.
    Clarence & LaJoyce Duncan, Cindy Duncan, & Eric and Bettye Ann Kisor

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    Mike and Theresa Malone » 09. May, 2012

    Our hearts are so heavy for you and your family. You are in our prayers. Mike and Theresa Malone

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    Patsy Halfacre » 09. May, 2012

    Please accept my heartfelt sympathies. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this most difficult time. Cara will be forever remembered and forever missed. I worked with her at the Washington County Sheriff’s office, she was a sweetheart!!

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    Libby (Wenzel) McDonald » 09. May, 2012

    Sam, Carla, Nikki & Madeline: Am so saddened to hear about Cara, and just wanted you to know that I’m thinking of all of you and you are in my prayers. God had Cara here for special reasons, and you all will miss her so very much. But, there will also be times to come, when you can hear her laugh, or know she is smiling at you.

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    Mark & Allenia Brannan » 09. May, 2012

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Mark & Allenia Brannan
    Craig Brannan
    Taylor Shadrick

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    Bobbi Henington » 09. May, 2012

    Sam and Carla, you have my deepest sympathies and prayers for peace and strength thru these difficult times.

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    Loy & Linda Jones » 09. May, 2012

    Our hearts are heavy for you during the loss of your loved one. May God give you all the strength you need during this difficult time. God is always there with you, walking with you, giving you strength and direction for our difficult times. May God richly bless you all.

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    Name » 09. May, 2012

    Please know you have our love, thoughts, and prayers for peace and comfort. Cara was a delight to be around. Her sweet smile is one of our fond memories. Larry and Linda Parnell

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    Lisa Dennis Williams » 09. May, 2012

    Carla and Family,
    Ashley and I just found out about Cara’s passing this morning. We are so sorry for your loss. Although the girls haven’t spent time together in many years, the first thing Ashley said when she read the obituary was that she remembers Cara’s beautiful laugh. We have wonderful memories and pictures with Cara during our short time in West Fork. Pictures of them playing dress-up at our house, birthday parties at Chuck E. Cheeses, field trips to Battle Field Park and the Animal Safari in Gentry, Kindergarten Graduation, Softball and so many more. Cara was such a beautiful, sweet little girl and she grew into an amazing woman. My words are not adequate to express the sorrow I feel for your loss. Every bit of my heart goes out to you during this most difficult time.

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    george davidson » 09. May, 2012

    I’m sorry about the loss of cara. I know she will be missed

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    Heath and Vicki Franklin » 09. May, 2012

    Our hearts go out to you all. You are in our prayers.

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    Jan Daugherty » 09. May, 2012

    Bob and I are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Jan

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    Alexa Sprick-Bowling, Stephen, Chris and Frankie Sprick » 10. May, 2012

    We want to express our sadness over the loss of Cara. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We have many fond memories of Cara with Stephen in school and all the fun we had. Our hearts go out to you all. Alexa and boys.

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    Lowrimore family » 10. May, 2012

    Sam and Carla,we are so sorry to hear of your loss, our thoughts and prayers for you.

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    Jennifer Simmons » 10. May, 2012

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Cara was an amazing young lady and I had much respect for her.

    Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

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    Jason Scida » 10. May, 2012

    My thoughts and prayers, are with your family at thus time of such a great tragedy. Cara was a wonder person, who touched the live’s of anyone she met. She is an angel of the lord in heaven now, as she was an angel on earth, making everyone’s life fuller, and richer just by knowing her. God bless you and your family in this tragic time.

    Jason Scida

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    Joyce Scida » 10. May, 2012

    Cara was a wonderful young lady full of spirit, and joy who was close to my heart, and always there in time of need she will always be remembered with fond memories. My thoughts and prayers are with your family in this time of need.

    Joyce Scida

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    Jason Scida » 10. May, 2012

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family in this time of such a tragic loss. Cara was one of the greatest people I have, or will ever have the pleasure of knowing. Take comfort in knowing she is in Gods arms now, and an angel of the Lords, just as she was an angel here to all who’s lives she entered, by just knowing her she made all those she met lives fuller and richer. My deepest sympathies, and my thoughts and prayers go out to you, and your family in this time of such a great loss.

    Jason Scida

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    Debbie (Shackelford) Johnson » 13. May, 2012

    I was just heartbroken to learn about Cara’s passing. I remember her as such a sweet girl. I am SO very sorry for you all and my prayers are with you all.

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    Jennifer Lombard » 13. May, 2012

    I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t beleive she is gone but she will remain in our hearts always. She was a great person and a good friend. She will be missed by so many of lives she touched. I will always look at the memories of her and smile.
    Jennifer Lombard

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    Phil Misenheimer » 17. May, 2012

    Sam and Carla:
    I was going through Beard’s website looking for an obituary for someone else and was scrolling down when I came across your daughter’s obituary. I am so sorry for your loss. It is so difficult for parents to go through the death of their children. Also, please express my sympathy to both sets of your parents. God bless you, Phil Misenheimer.