Carl Alvin Lavender, 79, of Bryant passed away on Dec. 30, 2013 at Saline Memorial Hospice House. He was born in Prescott, to the late Harold Loyd Lavender and Thelma Bryson Lavender on November 8, 1934. He is a graduate of Prescott High School. Carl loved family, friends, traveling, gardening, and fishing. He was a member of the Bryant Church of Christ.
He is preceded in death by three sisters.
Carl is survived by his wife, Faye Jetton Lavender; two sons, Michael Lavender and wife, Nancy of Lake Village and Robert Lavender and wife, Melissa of Bryant; two daughters, Kay Ball and husband, David of Houston, Texas, and Terrie Dick and husband, Tony of Bauxite; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers and four sisters.
A memorial service officiated by Rev. Boe Dickey will be 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 4, at Smith Family Funeral Home, 322 N. Market Street in Benton. The family invites guests to a reception visitation following the service until 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
Online guestbook: www.SmithFamilyCares.com .