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Doty Family Funeral Service (Arkansas)
Tuesday October 5th, 2021
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Salem First Baptist Church
Wednesday October 6th, 2021

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Union Cemetery
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Christine Caruthers

Christine Caruthers, 89, of Salem, departed this life on Monday, October 4, 2021. She was born in Butler County, Kentucky on August 5, 1932 to William Garrett Scruggs and Mary Nancy Ward.

She was united in marriage to Dairel Caruthers on June 24,1955 in Indianapolis, Indiana. To this union one child was born, Patsy Caruthers Carter of Hutchinson, Kansas.

Christine was sweet, witty, sassy, blunt and to the point when needed. She loved her family and loved spoiling her grandchildren. She enjoyed dancing, music, and WWE.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Dairel Caruthers, brothers, Donald, Paul, and Gilbert; sisters, Alice Faye and Barbara Key.

Christine is survived by her daughter, Patsy Carter (Kevin) of Hutchinson, Kansas; brother, William “Buddy” Scruggs of Indianapolis, Indiana; sisters, Helen Cole of Zephyrhills, Florida and Carolyn Hubbard of Dubois, Indiana; grandchildren, Christina Smith, James Farra, Hallie Armstrong, and Jamie VanStrien; great grand children, James Smith, Alesha Hill, Rocky Smith, and James Farra, Devon Farra, Donnie Farra, Kolbi Collins, Katelynn Caselton, Wyatt Caselton, and Courtny Caselton; 11 great great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and many other extended family members.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 6, 2021, beginning at 11:00 AM at Salem First Baptist Church in Salem, Arkansas with Bro. John Hodges officiating. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery in Union, Arkansas. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 5, 2021, from 5-7 PM.

Pallbearers will be Rocky Smith, Kevin Carter, Brach Hill, Wyatt Caselton, J.D. Farra, Donnie Farra, and Luke Armstrong.
Honorary Pallbearers will be James Farra, Brett Hill, Layton Smith, and Blake Smith.

Arrangements entrusted to Doty Family Funeral Service of Salem, Arkansas.

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Karen Martin-Price Oct 13 2021 7:57 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Christine Caruthers

Katrina Kirk Oct 8 2021 7:24 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Christine Caruthers

Ashley McGill Oct 6 2021 10:21 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Christine Caruthers

Gayle Saunders Oct 6 2021 11:50 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Christine Caruthers

Bettina Brabon Oct 5 2021 11:20 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Christine Caruthers

Tina Bowen Oct 5 2021 9:04 PM

So sorry for your loss. I worked with Christine years ago at Oak Hill Manor. She was a dedicated employee and made sure everyone under her supervision did their job. More recently, I helped care for her through home health and at Southfork. She still had plenty of spunk! She will be greatly missed.

Tammy Neal Busby Oct 5 2021 8:13 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Christine Caruthers

Rebecca Helton Oct 5 2021 7:16 PM

Christine was a pleasure to care during the year I was employed at southfork. Her smile was so sweet and her sass kept us in stitches. She loved her family and adored her granddaughter Alissa! ❤️Go rest high on that mountain Christine! You will forever be missed and our memories will forever be cherished

Julie Perkins Oct 5 2021 4:29 PM