Carol Diane Dunn McDonald, 78, of Agnos, Ark. went to be with her Lord and Savior on Jan. 20  at the Baxter Medical Center surrounded by her family after an extended illness. She was born on May 31, 1945, in Reno, Nev. to the late John and Charlotte Butler. She married John Allen Dunn in 1963. To this union, four children were born: Tammy Curtis, and husband, Paul, of Cave City, Ark.; Joshua Dunn and wife, Leslie, of Rolla, Mo., Johnnie Ray, of Elizabeth, Ark.; and Amanda Dunn, of the home.

Carol spent her working years as a nurses aide at the Fulton County Hospital and for White River Area on Aging and the Sharp County Health Unit working in home health. She was an avid gardener and her zinnia garden was second to none each year. She loved dancing and reading and loved her family dearly. She also cooked the best rice pudding in the universe. As she grew older, she enjoyed her cats and dogs and raising chickens. The birds loved her home and frequented her feeders all year long, as she became an avid bird watcher. 

In 2012, she married Rickey McDonald, of the home. She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband, Rickey; children, grandchildren, Brittany Ward and husband, Andy, of Glencoe, Ark.; Austin Curtis, and wife Kenzi, of Albion, Ark.; Shayna Porter, of Little Rock, Ark.; Dalton Pflaummer of Elizabeth, Ark.; Ezra Dunn of Rolla, Mo.; Bailey Dunn, of Melbourne, Ark.; Cody Burgess of the home; and Makenna and Waylon Duvall, of the home.  Step children Nickey and Cookie  McDonald, of Agnos, and step grandchild Kelsie McDonald.

Also mourning her loss are her great grandchildren Olivia Schneider, Tinlee Ward and Paxton Curtis. 

Preceding her in death are her parents; step-father, John Underwood; first husband, John Dunn and infant grandchild, Andrew Dunn. 

Pallbearers were Paul Curtis, Eric Burgess, Harold Burgess, Morgan Williams, Noble McCord and Tony Allen.

Honorary Pallbearers were Austin Curtis, Ezra Dunn, Cody Burgess and Micah Curtis

Visitation was from 1 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 29 at the Crossroads Baptist Church in Ash Flat with Brother Henry Parker officiating. Burial  was at the Agnos Church of Christ Cemetery.

The funeral was under the direction of Wortham Funeral Home and Chapel in Hardy.