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Carey D. Hartsfield, July 13, 1969~November 28, 2015

Hartsfield, Carey copyCarey D. Hartsfield, 46, of Fayetteville, died Saturday, November 28, 2015 at his home.  He was born July 13, 1969 in Mt. Pleasant, TX. to Billy D. and Marilyn Carey Hartsfield.

He was a retired Sergeant with the Fayetteville Police Department, a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in El Dorado, AR., a volunteer fireman for the Goshen and Round Mountain fire departments, a member of the National Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police, a member of the Fayetteville Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 10 and a State Trustee for the Arkansas Fraternal Order of Police.

Sergeant Hartsfield was hired as a Patrol Officer with the Fayetteville Police Department on July 2, 1992 and retired on August 27, 2015.  His assignments included Patrol Officer, Detective (Juvenile Division), Detective (Criminal Investigation Division), promoted to Sergeant on April 13, 2003, Morning Shift Patrol Sergeant, Special Events and Specialized Units Sergeant, and when he retired, Sergeant Hartsfield was assigned to Day Shift Squad B.  He also served as an auxiliary officer with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office from February 2003 to July 2007.  Sergeant Hartsfield was a law enforcement instructor for many years for the NW Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy (NWA ALETA), as well as the Criminal Justice Institute.  He taught many subjects, including DWI Detection, Standardized Field Sobriety and the Drug Recognition Expert Program to Arkansas law enforcement officers.

Carey was preceded in death by grandparents, Ivie Andrew Carey, Elmer Carey, John B. Hartsfield and Nellie Cook Hartsfield.

He is survived by his parents, Billy D. and Marilyn Hartsfield of Fayetteville; sons, Cole Allen and Blake Andrew Hartsfield of Fayetteville; sister, Sonya Waites and husband, Jeff of Ringgold, LA.; nieces, Karen King and husband, Kory of Fayetteville and Sanuel Youngblood and husband, Russell of Broken Arrow, OK.; great-niece, Hannah Pridgen of El Dorado, AR.; and great-nephew, Landon Pridgen of El Dorado, AR.

Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, December 5, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Fayetteville with Dr. Doug Falknor officiating.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 P.M. on Friday, December 4, 2015 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel.

A second funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, December 7, 2015 at Young’s Funeral Directors in El Dorado, AR. with interment in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens Cemetery in El Dorado.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 P.M. on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at Young’s Funeral Directors in El Dorado.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been set-up in his name at the Bank of Fayetteville for  his children.

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    Ed Garner » 01. Dec, 2015

    I am so sorry for the death of your beloved son, Carey. Words seem so inadequate when you suffer the pains of the death of a loved one, especially a child. I will pray for your families in the days to come. After Elizabeth’s death, I read the following quote, which helps me and I hope it helps you:
    “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
    Love leaves a memory no one can steal”

    Love, Ed Garner

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    Lisa Belote » 01. Dec, 2015

    I’m so sorry to hear of Carey’s passing. I will miss him very much. I have so many memories of Carey form college and beyond. I’m just sorry that due to time and distance ( I live in California) I haven’t seen him in many years. All my thoughts and prayers to his family.

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    Kenny Frachiseur » 01. Dec, 2015

    My deepest condolences to Mr. and Mrs. Hartsfield. Carey was a great friend. I will always remember the fond memories that I was privileged to have in knowing Carey.

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    Brian Waters » 01. Dec, 2015

    I am so sorry for your loss. Carey was a great friend and co-worker. I have so many good memories of our adventures together. May God bless and provide the family with peace throughout this difficult time. Carey was loved and I will miss my friend.

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    Dana Pearce » 02. Dec, 2015

    I still cannot believe he is not with us. He was a true friend and always there when you needed help. RIP Carey.

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    Cary Hartsfield » 03. Dec, 2015

    Bill and Marilyn: Words cannot express the grief you must be feeling. Our hearts go out to you in the loss of your precious son. Take comfort in knowing that Cary’s life had purpose and meaning.
    You are loved.
    Tom & Marilyn Holloway

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    John and Gloria Busby » 04. Dec, 2015

    We were blessed when your son came into our lives. He was a wonderful influence on our boys.
    Carey will always be remembered as a friend of our family. Our thoughts and prayers are with
    you as you go through this difficult time. Our deepest condolences to the families.

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    Barbara and Pudge Wright.. » 04. Dec, 2015

    E are so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. We know the pain and loss of a child and pray God will bring you peace and comfort .

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    Barbara and Pudge Wright.. » 04. Dec, 2015

    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. We know the pain and loss of a child and pray God will bring you peace and comfort .

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    Karin Atha » 08. Dec, 2015

    My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with your family and all the people who were touched by Carey’s life. Carey was a wonderful person and will be dearly missed by many. God Speed and RIP Carey!