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Doris Jean Karlin, November 7, 1952~ November 18, 2013

Untitled-1Doris Jean Karlin, 61 of Bentonville passed away on Monday, November 18, 2013 at Mercy Hospital in Rogers after a long battle with cancer. She was born November 7, 1952 in Fayetteville, Arkansas to Haskell Gabbard and Lela Massie-Gabbard. She was raised in the Crosses Community in Madison County. At the age of 14, she accepted Christ. She worked for Tyson Food’s for 32 years making many many friends. She was preceded in death by her father. Survivors include her loving husband of 34 years, Les Karlin; mother, Lela Gabbard; step son, Paul Karlin; brother, Joe Gabbard and several other family members and friends. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 AM Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  A funeral service will follow at 11 AM. Burial will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery at Crosses.

In Lieu of flowers please make donations to Ozark Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, PO Box 9462, Fayetteville, AR 72703 or visit www.komenozark.org.

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    Name » 20. Nov, 2013

    I worked with Doris several years ago and always enjoyed being around her. I will miss her.

    Brian Callich

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    Name » 26. Nov, 2013

    Thanks for your encouraging words. Les and Joe

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    Chris Washington » 20. Nov, 2013

    I only worked with Miss Doris for a short time, a little over a year. But, during that year, we became close and I definitely counted her as one of my dear friends. She was there for me when I needed someone to talk to, always. I will miss her dearly. She was loved by many and my thoughts and prayers go out to all of her friends and family.

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    Name » 26. Nov, 2013

    Thanks for your encouraging words. Les and Joe

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    Shirley tenBensel » 20. Nov, 2013

    I just wanted to express my condolences to the family and she will be missed.

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    Name » 26. Nov, 2013

    Thanks for your encouraging words. Les and Joe

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    Ginger Mars- Edwards » 20. Nov, 2013

    Les, I am so sorry to hear of Doris’ passing. I have many fond memories going to St. Paul or Crosses with my dad as a kid on the weekends as you guys were building a cabin or working on a quail barn, and my favorite part was seeing Doris. She always had a welcoming smile. May God comfort you in your time of loss.

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    Name » 26. Nov, 2013

    Thanks for your encouraging words. Les and Joe

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    Terry Bennefield » 20. Nov, 2013

    While never having met Miss Doris face-to-face, I spoke with her often. She was always pleasant, quick to laugh, quick to help, and always a pleasure to deal with. We could stand to have a lot more like her in this world.

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    Name » 26. Nov, 2013

    Thanks for your encouraging words. Les and Joe

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    Debra Donahue » 20. Nov, 2013

    I loved working with Doris here at Tyson Foods, she was a wonderful and beauitful lady.I would like for the her family to know that they are in my thoughts and prayers.May God’s loving presence comfort you, His perfect peace restore you, His promise of eternal life sustain you during this time of loss.
    Blessed are they that mourn:for they shall be comforted.Matthew 5:4
    In Sympathy
    Debra Donahue

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    Name » 26. Nov, 2013

    Thanks for your encouraging words. Les and Joe

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    Nettie Everett » 20. Nov, 2013

    With deepest Sympathy at this time of grief in your life.

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    Name » 26. Nov, 2013

    Thanks for your encouraging words. Les and Joe

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    Janice Robinson Smith » 20. Nov, 2013

    Doris and I graduated together at St. Paul High School. I had lost track of her and didn’t know she had been ill. I’m so sad to hear of her passing and for your loss. I am happy to know that we’ll see her again someday in heaven.

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    Name » 26. Nov, 2013

    Thanks for your encouraging words Les and Joe

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    Kevin Taylor » 20. Nov, 2013

    Les, I wish there was something that I could say that could help at this most difficult time but I know there really isn’t. I just want you to know how much I loved knowing, working with, and being friends with Doris. She was an amazing person. Doris will be missed a lot. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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    Name » 26. Nov, 2013

    Thanks for your encouraging words. Les and Joe

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    Renita Kilgore Shreve » 21. Nov, 2013

    Mom and I were so sorry to hear of Doris’s passing..she was such a sweet, wonderful person..Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time..Love Dorothy and Renita and Family

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    Name » 26. Nov, 2013

    Thanks for your encouraging words. Les and Joe

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    Cynthia » 21. Nov, 2013

    Les, I was the Receptionist at Krispy Kitchen. My thoughts and Prayers go out to you and your family for your loss. Doris was a sweetheart and a very dear friend/person. She will be missed very much. I was so glad to have gotten to know/work with her in the past.

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    Name » 26. Nov, 2013

    Thanks for your encouraging words. Les and Joe

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    Joe and Mary Robinson » 21. Nov, 2013

    To her loved ones and family, our sincere sympathy. I graduated with Doris and she was a good friend. When we where young Mary and I spent a lot of good times with her.
    Joe and Mary Robinson

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    Name » 26. Nov, 2013

    Thanks for your encouraging words. Les and Joe

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    Jackie Williams » 21. Nov, 2013

    I also graduated with Doris. Loved being around her in school. Sorry to hear of her passing.

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    Name » 26. Nov, 2013

    Thanks for your encouraging words. Les and Joe

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    Alan Johnson » 21. Nov, 2013

    I am devastated beyond words….. Lela, Joe, and Les, please accept my condolences, as you already know, everyone Doris came into contact with during her lifetime was changed by the experience of meeting such a loving, warm, and caring person. She will be missed by all and I am sure, as you read this message, her exuberannt laughter that only Doris could emit, is bouncing off the walls of Heaven, as she is greeted with loving arms of all those that have passed before her. She will be incredibly missed indefinitely….

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    Name » 26. Nov, 2013

    Thanks for your encouraging words. Les and Joe

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    Julia goodman » 21. Nov, 2013

    Sorry for your loss .Doris had taught me a lot and was great friend/Boss. Prayers with all the family and friends.She will greatly be missed.

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    Name » 26. Nov, 2013

    Thanks for your encouraging words. Les and Joe

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    Carolyn Kilgore » 21. Nov, 2013

    I am so sorry for your loss. Love you all, Carolyn

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    Name » 26. Nov, 2013

    Thanks for your encouraging words. Les and Joe

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    Sonia Flake » 22. Nov, 2013

    Doris will be missed. She was a wonderful person with great witty comments that always made us laugh. I enjoyed her at Tyson and will miss her smiling face. It was a blessing to have known her and send my deepest sympathies to her family.

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    Name » 26. Nov, 2013

    Thanks for your encouraging words. Les and Joe

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    Paula Williford » 22. Nov, 2013

    Prayers are with the family during this difficult time. God will help you through all your pain and help you heal. May God Bless You Always!

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    Name » 26. Nov, 2013

    Thanks for your encouraging words. Les and Joe

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    Rodger Simpson » 22. Nov, 2013

    Rodger and I are thinking of you. Words cannot express the depth of your loss. Doris was delightful – a wonderful neighbor and will be missed. Please let us know if we can do anything for you.
    Rodger and Debbie Simpson

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    Name » 26. Nov, 2013

    Thanks for your encouraging words. Les and Joe

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    Sharon Barker Selph » 22. Nov, 2013

    Please accept our most sincere sympathy.
    J.C. & Sharon Selph

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    Name » 26. Nov, 2013

    Thanks for your encouraging words. Les and Joe

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    Lynda (Watson) Bond » 23. Nov, 2013

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Doris was always a joy to be with even though it’s been several years since we spent time together I still have very happy memories of our time together. She was one of a kind and I know her passing will leave a big void in the lives of her friend and family.

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    Name » 26. Nov, 2013

    Thanks for your encouraging words. Les and Joe