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Carl Erskine Quarles, Sr.

January 28, 1958 — November 26, 2021

Carl Erskine Quarles, Sr. was born January 28, 1958 in Dalark, Arkansas. His mother Bennie Jean Quarles taught her sons the value of hard work. He accepted Christ at a young age and was a lifelong member of Mt. Olive AME Church. He graduated from Sparkman High School in 1976.

Carl married his wife of 41 years, Gearnis Harris on February 22, 1980. His proudest moments were the births of CJ and Sheri. Being taught the value of hard work, Carl worked at Brickyard, HG Tolen, and Anthony Timberlands. He retired from Anthony Timberlands on February 28, 2020, after twenty years of dedicated service to the company.

Carl enjoyed fishing, dancing, working on cars, and had a love for lottery scratch off tickets. Carl was a caring and giving man who always made himself available. Being a family man, Carl mostly enjoyed spending time with family, especially his grandkids. Most often he could be found with his legs crossed sitting in his favorite spot in the yard. He was a motivator and encourager.  

He was preceded in death by his mother, Bennie Jean Quarles (June 10, 1926 - May 17, 2011); his brothers, Larry Quarles and Stanley Dean “Jim” Quarles (June 08, 1947 - July 27, 2019).

He leaves his beautiful wife, Gearnis; his children, Carl Erksine Quarles, Jr. and Sheri Nicole Quarles; four adorable grandchildren, Trey, Paris, Kaillah, and Karlie; two brothers, Robert Starks (Flora) of St. Louis, MO, Kenneth Quarles (Oleather) of Dalark, AR, and Ronald Quarles of Dalark, AR. He also leaves his aunt Shevie Quarles, bothers and sisters-in-law, Michael Brim, Sandra (Dennis) Johnson, Charlotte Quarles, Bertha (John Thomas) McGhee, Yvonne (Kendrick) Nolen, and Carol Faye Harris; special friends Herbert (Lanita) Beard, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous other friends. His loving memory will live on in their hearts.

A service of celebration will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Mt. Olive AME Church in Dalark where Rev. TheResa Ngantchie is the pastor and Rev. Linda Butler will render the eulogy. The interment will be at Piney Grove Cemetery. Public viewing will be Friday, December 3, 3021 from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Johnson, Joseph Newborn, Chris Harris Kendall Quarles, Nicholas Quarles, Rodney Brown and Keyon Starks. Honorable to mention are Dennis Johnson, Felix Newburn, Kendrick Nolan, Michael Brim and Billy Newborn.

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Service Schedule

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Public Visitation

Friday, December 3, 2021

1:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

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Family Gathering

Friday, December 3, 2021

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Mt. Olive A. M. E. Church

56 Dallas 349, Arkadelphia, AR 71923

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