Carolana C. Whitaker
Funeral Date: 11/25/2009

Obituary:
Carolana C. Whitaker, age 51, of Irwin, Pennsylvania, formerly of Warren, Arkansas died Saturday, November 21, 2009 at home. She was born April 26, 1958 in Forrest City, Arkansas, a daughter of the late Joe B. Carmical and Anna Louise Cooper Carmical. She received her education in the Warren Public School System and earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in Mass Communications at Ouachita Baptist University. Mrs. Whitaker was a member of First United Methodist Church of Warren. Carolana was a television producer working and traveling with the Billy Graham Crusades, as well as for large department stores, the Macyís Thanksgiving Parade. She also did work for Law Enforcement Television, creating training tapes for the ATF, police departments and firefighting forces. A brother, Joe Cooper Carmical, preceded her in death. Surviving is her husband, Stephen W. Whitaker, whom she married on September 15, 1994 in Maui; one son- Jordan C. Whitaker of Irwin, PA; one daughter- Honour C. Whitaker of Irwin, PA; two brothers- David Carmical of Monticello, AR and Allen Carmical of Van Buren, AR; one sister- Sallie Nix of Hope, AR and a second mother- Jewel Belin of Banks, AR. Funeral services were 1:30 p.m. Wednesday November 25, Frazerís Chapel with Rev. Tim Nix officiating. Annette Langdon was organist. Burial was in Manees Cemetery near Monticello, AR. by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Mark Cooper, Randy Cooper, Ted Carmical, Dick Carmical, Doug Carmical, Wesley Carmical, Daniel Carmical and Drew Carmical.

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Name: Jerry Don and Joyce Smith
Message: May the Lord give you comfort and peace during this time. May his love sustain you during your loss and in the time to come. May your sadness be soon replaced with your precious memories of your lifetime with your siter. Love Ya' Praying for you!

Name: Maylon Rice
Message: To the family of Carolana...She was such a sweet person, vibrant, full of energy. I was sad to read of her passing. You are all in my prayers.

Name: Becky Murphy Young
Message: I am such shock as I know that your family is. Carolina and I were best of friends, just almost like sisters. I love your family very much, and I am so, so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you at this time.

Name: Rita Shaw
Message: I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Like most I am shocked and have a heavy heart for you all.

Name: Beth(Forrest) and Randy Peek
Message: very sad to hear, but know that she is now sharing in heaven what she shared with us all here(her smile, her brillance, her spirit of love and hope) will keep all your family in our prayers, sincerely Beth

Name: Sandra Free Lonsberry
Message: To the Carmical Family, Sally, Wesley and Daniel. It is with sadness in my heart that I express my symapthy to your family during this time. I was in total shock as I read this. Carolana was always such a beatiful person inside and out and will be truly missed. I am thankful and blessed to have had her as a friend and mentor during my teenage years and will forever cherish her memory. God Bless you all.

Name: Ricky Green
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this sad time.

Name: TOM ED WRIGHT
Message: May the Lord bless you and yours. From what was written, I assume our friend was a Christian, which gives us hope in death, in that one day we will be together again. Praise God! Your old paper boy, Tom E. Wright

Name: Judy Richard Cox
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Carolana could always make you smile or just laugh out loud. When I think of her, I think of that big beautiful smile. I pray for God's peace at this time.

Name: Scott and Rhonda Powell
Message: Sallie, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: jim parker
Message: Sorry to hear of your loss.

Name: Donna McCaskill Smith
Message: I am so sorry to hear about your loss. When I think of Carolana, I can see that beautiful smile - she was always so sweet. May God give you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Name: Gwendolyn Boyd
Message: So many good memories of our times together at OBU. My thoughts and prayers are with Sallie and the entire family.

Name: Lori Johnson Thirion
Message: No words can describe our sadness of this news. May God hold you close and gently through this time. May Carolana's memories live with you always as every thought of her brings smiles to us from years and years of joy.

Name: Bill Downs
Message: I was absolutely devasted to learn this morning that I have lost one of the most delightful students in my 40-plus years at OBU. Carolana was a great student and a blessing to my life. She represents what every college prof wants in a student: someone who is eager to learn and who provides a delightful presence. Your family will be in our prayers. And isn't it nice to know that one of these days we can renew our friendship with Carolana! Can't beat that! Bill Downs

Name: Becky Pace
Message: So Sorry to hear about Carolana. I had the privilege of getting to know her thru my brother, a dear friend of her's, Rick Young. May God comfort you during your time of sorrow.

Name: Joe Kinnaird
Message: Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. Carolana was one of my favorites from OBU!

Name: Gwen Sledgeg
Message: Sallie, I am so sorry for your loss. My fondest grade school memories are of the times I spent the night at your house and I would get to visit with Carolana and your mother. They were both so much fun!

Name: Valeri Baker
Message: Carolana was one of those people that just made me laugh. She will always be one of us, the Cone Bottom girls. I know your family will miss that spirit, but she will always be with you. Can't wait to see her again.

Name: Patty Burks Hamilton
Message: I am so sad to learn of Carolana's death. I have searched for her for years, hoping to reconnect with her. I love her so much. She was a great friend at OBU.

Name: Retha Herring Sawyer
Message: I am so shocked and sorry to hear of Carolana's passing. I have fond memories of her from school. My thoughts are with you.

Name: Tim Taylor
Message: Carolana had the ability to brighten up any room she walked into and denied anyone around her the right to be in a bad mood. She brought us great joy at OBU and memories of her will continue to do so for many years to come.

Name: Howard & Ann Freeman
Message: To; David Carmichael,Allen Carmichael, Sally Nicks and families- We are greatly sadened for your loss and want you to know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: John Wiley
Message: Carolana was one of my favorite individuals at OBU--never a dull moment when she was around. I lost contact with her years ago but have always thought of some of the crazy things she had to say. Sorry to hear that we have lost a good friend.

Name: Rick Young
Message: My thoughts are with Carolana's family and friends. To Steve, Jordan and Honour I send love, support and prayers. I have been flooded with too many memories to share here since learning of your loss. Carolana's gifts were bigger than life and when she walked into a room her smile and big brown eyes replaced any illumination that existed before. When she spoke her light grew brighter and everyone was mesmorized by her incredible personality and abitlity to share a story of intimate truth. She inspired everyone she embraced. I cherish my memories. She and I were connected at the hip from the first introduction and the journey of our friendship will never be duplicated in my life. Carolana, I miss you, love you and thank you for the beacon you were.

Name: Sam Braswell
Message: my sincere condolences to the family.

Name: Brent Polk
Message: Carolana was a wonderful, funny, talented, creative person and friend. I had the pleasure of knowing her through high school and college. My thoughts are with her family and friends.

Name: Laura Daven
Message: Carolana was a Chi Delta sister of mine. I sent an email to other Chi Delta's about her passing and we all send our thoughts and prayers to the family. Carolana was the kind of person who made you smile and forget any worries. God gave her the spirit to minister to others through her wonderful personality. The current Chi Delta's at OBU have been informed about Carolana. We are one in the spirit.

Name: Debbie Carter Hinkle
Message: I am so sorry to hear about Carolana. She was such a fun classmate and I have so many memories of our school days. She was a sweet, sweet person. I am praying for you all

Name: Mark Deal
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Name: Bil Milton
Message: It was such a joy to have known Carolana. Having had the pleasure of meeting her through my dear friend, Rick Young, Rick's message of Carolana were so very elegantly written. There will always be special thoughts in my heart of Carolana and I will forever remember her many accomplished talents. To the family and to Steve, Jordan and Honour, may God bless you and please know that I share your loss.

Name: Jim and Dorothy Cooper
Message: Thinking of your family at this time. Carolana was such a beautiful and sweet person.

Name: LIsa York Johnson
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with your family

Name: Mac Troy
Message: I was absolutely stunned when a mutual friend informed me today that Carolana was gone. She worked for me 1979-1981 at KARK TV, and again, briefly, later. She was--and always will be--absolutely one of my favorite people of all time. Her fine wit, beautiful smile and great humor will live in my memory forever. I don't know what happened to take her away so soon, but I know the world is a poorer place for her passing.

Name: Fran and Ken VanDerZwalm
Message: Sallie and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May you feel God's unlimited comfort and peace. Love Ken and Fran

Name: Hollis Kauffman
Message: The women of Chi Delta from Ouachita Baptist would like to send our regards to the family of our fellow Daisy. Our prayers are with you during this time. God Bless, Chi Delta Love-

Name: Becky Young
Message: Again, my deep condolences. My prayers are with your family during this sad time of loss. I love you all.

Name: Kim Johnson
Message: I've always thought the world of Carolana since grade school.My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. She will be greatly missed by all who've known her.

Name: Jaime Pirtle-Bruntzel
Message: I just found out today that Carolana had passed away. My heart breaks for your family. My prayers are with each one of you guys.

Name: James Whaley
Message: My condolences to the family.

Name: Lisa Black
Message: I was deeply saddened to hear of Carolana's passing. I did not know her for very long, but my life is richer because she was in it.

Name: Bill Ott
Message: I had the honor of working with Carolana when she was in production at KARK-Tv in Little Rock. I was a creative director for an ad agency in Hot Springs and did quite a bit of production at Channel 4. Carolana and I clicked so well creatively I always got the best product possible when we got to collaborate on a tv spot. In fact, at one time, we thought we could go into the creative consulting business together and call it CarmilOtt. To this day I think of her and smile but I am not alone. She touched everyone that way. I am blessed to have had her path cross mine. God, if You ever want a tv commercial produced, call on Carolana and You will be most pleased with the results.