Karen Denise Birdsong, age 51, of Greers Ferry, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. Born in San Angelo, Texas, on November 1, 1961, she was the daughter of Oran and Blanche Sims Birdsong.
Karen is survived by her parents, Oran and Blanche Birdsong of Greers Ferry;
one brother, Michael Birdsong and his wife, Dale, of Thibodaux, Louisiana; two nieces, Sara Birdsong and Kaitlyn Birdsong; one grand nephew, Jake Michael Haley; her uncle, Thurl Sims and his wife, Dale; and her aunts, Irene Stark, Imogene McVey, and Velma Grantham. Karen is also survived by other relatives and many friends.
Visitation was held Tuesday, June 11, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Shiloh Cross Roads Church. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 12, at 10:00 a.m. at Shiloh Cross Roads Church with Gary Xiques officiating. Interment will follow in Shiloh Cross Roads Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Hooten, Tommy Stark, Grady Brown, Whitt Birdsong, John Carlton, and Johnny Birdsong. Honorary pallbearers are Jimmy Davis, Raymond Cooper, Eddie McVey, Ray Moore, J. D. Todd, Dr. Tommy Beasley, and Tony Riddle.
Arrangements are by Olmstead Funeral Home. www.olmstead.cc