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Carolyn Kaye Batten

Carolyn Kaye Batten, age 80, passed away on February 21, 2021 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was born on July 1, 1940 in DeQueen, Arkansas to the late Otis and Pearl Smith.

Carolyn was united in marriage to the late James Floyd Batten. In her professional life she was a factory worker at Aalfs. Carolyn enjoyed gardening, reading, and tending to her chickens.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband James; brothers, Hubert Smith, Allen Smith, and Gerald Smith; sister, Betty White. Carolyn is survived by her sons, Chris Batten and wife Shannon of Mena, Arkansas, Terry Batten, and wife Jennifer of Annopolis, Maryland; daughter Carla Munoz; grandchildren, Summer Batten, Colin Batten, T.J. Batten, Brad Batten, Justice Self, and Charleigh Self.

Carolyn was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

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