Karen Dial Boykin
Funeral Date: 6/25/2017

Obituary:
Karen Dial Boykin age 63, of Johnsville, AR died Thursday, June 22nd at the Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, AR. She was born August 22nd 1953 in Star City, AR a daughter of the late Pearl Jackson Dial and Helen Frances Reeves Dial. She was a Nurse Instructor with the South Arkansas Community College for many years, was a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Monticello in 1975 with a Nursing degree and was a member of the Egypt Missionary Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her granddaughter Abby Marie Boykin, a brother Terry Dial and a sister Janice Lewis. She is survived by her husband, Buddy Boykin, whom she married January 21st 1972 in Star City, AR. A son Sean Boykin and spouse Heather, Sheridan, AR and their 3 children Reece Boykin, Jack Boykin and Suzanna Boykin. A daughter Shannon Pope, Johnsville, AR and her 4 children Cadence Harrelson and Camden Harrelson both of Orange, TX, River Pope and Ridge Pope both of Johnsville, AR. A sister Deana Conner, Star City, AR. Funeral service was 4:30 PM Sunday, June 25th at Calvary Baptist Church in Warren with Rev. Buddy Boykin and Rev. Reuel Cruce officiating. Sonny Bethea and Carole McCarroll were soloists. Burial was in Palestine Cemetery at Johnsville, AR by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Jon Barber, Tony Boykin, Dillon McEntire, Andrew Wheeler, Kyle Conner, and Kurt Conner. Honorary pallbearers were Michael Paul Hollingsworth, Jason Hollingsworth, Timothy Ryan Boykin, Dalton McEntire, Davis McEntire, Aaron Wheeler, Austin Wheeler, and Jason Boykin.

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Name: BECKY RAULS
Message: BUDDY, SHANNON, SEAN AND FAMILY, MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. KAREN WAS A VERY SPECIAL PERSON. GOD GAINED AN ANGEL. SHE WAS LOVED BY ALL.

Name: Connie Odom
Message: Buddy and family; Sending my thoughts and prayers for you and the family. One of the sweetest ladies I have ever met. She will be missed. Heaven has surely gained another angel.

Name: June West
Message: So sorry you lost Karen, I always like her, she was a nice lady.

Name: Tammy Hensley
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Name: Ruthie Griffin
Message: Prayers for this family she will be missed

Name: Holly Fuel
Message: Mrs. Karen was an amazing individual. So glad to have known her, worked with her and learned from her. So very sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.

Name: Linda and Steve Jones
Message: Prayers for comfort and peace for all of you Mrs Karen was such a sweet and caring lady

Name: Kathy Hall
Message: Brother Buddy, Sean and Shannon, I am so sorry for the loss of Ms Karen. She will be greatly missed and was loved by many. You all will be in our prayers.

Name: Paula McNeice Ates
Message: I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Larry & Robbie Reaves
Message: So sorry. Prayers for all.

Name: LEA FAULKNER
Message: LEA FAULKNER

Name: Kaitlyn West
Message: I will keep the family in my prayers. So sorry to hear about this. I learned many things from her.

Name: kevin and Andrew Doggett
Message: We were sorry to hear of your lost. Praying for your family.

Name: Cristy Rose
Message: My condolences to you all. Mrs. Boykin was a great nursing instructor.

Name: Holli Pope
Message: Prayers for peace and comfort for the family. Mrs. Karen was such an inspiration and role model for us young nurses. She will be missed by so many.

Name: Beverly Jones
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sister Karen was the most wonderful person. She will be missed by so many. May the Lord give you comfort and pease during your time of lost. Love you all.

Name: Robert & Laverne Laster
Message: Family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Chapresha Heard
Message: Mrs. Boykin, you will be truly missed. Thank you for treating all of your students like your own, because you taught us a lot. Praying for your family, and I give you all my condolences.

Name: Eboniee "Bonnie" Wilson
Message: A Phenomenal woman indeed. I appriciate the wisom and GUIDANCE. Mrs. Boykin will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Name: Jackie Tucker
Message: Mrs. Boykin will be greatly missed. She was such a kind a patient woman and a great teacher with nursing students. So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to everyone. She touched so many lives and she will not be forgotten.

Name: Tanisha Dooley
Message: Mrs. Boykin will truly be missed. Heaven has definitely gained another angel. Sending my sympathy and condolences to the family! Praying that God gives you all strength during this difficult time! I love you Mrs.B

Name: Eddie & Brenda Pope
Message: Mr. Buddy, Sean, Shannon and families, You all are in our thoughts and prayers during this sorrowful time. Mrs. Karen was a strong and caring lady. She will be missed for sure. It was evident she loved her family, friends and truly enjoyed her job. Rest In Peace Mrs. Karen Boykin. Love to all the family.

Name: Emily Lasiter
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Name: Keith & Sandra Wright
Message: Sorry for your loss. She was a very kind person. Enjoyed working with her.

Name: Carla Miller
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Name: LESLIE RHODES
Message: I JUST SAW, SPOKE, TOUCHED THIS LOVELY GLOWING LADY LAST FRIDAY.....SO GLAD TO SEE HER AT SENIOR CARE--GOD KEEP YOU ALL IN HIS CARE.

Name: Eddie & Vicki Groves
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Name: Virginia Floyd Harris
Message: I am so sorry about Karen. I had planned to come today for the funeral. Rornery did not let me know it was today. I love all you Boykins! God be with you and I pray he gives you comfort and peace.

Name: Ken Bridges
Message: It was a delight to work with Karen at SouthArk. She was a great instructor and a great friend. We will miss you terribly, Karen. Your work here made a difference for so many. All our prayers to her family.

Name: Paige Stell
Message: I have each of you in my thoughts and prayers. I loved working with Ms. Karen over the years as a coworker and when she was teaching. We shared many conversations over the years. I will miss her greatly. She loved each of you so much. Love Paige

Name: Joyce Booth
Message: With deepest sympathy Joyce Booth and family.

Name: Jill Bodiford
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