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July 16, 1929 - December 5, 2017
Frances "Fae" McElroy was born on July 16, 1929 in Sheridan, Arkansas to John W. Overall, Sr. She went to be face-to-face with the Lord on December 5, 2017. Mary loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and spent many hours in Bible Study and prayer for her family. She was always ready to share Christ with anyone who would listen. Mary loved Texas, travel, Blue Bell ice cream, Tex-Mex food, Dr. Pepper, her family and her country. She served as national president of Pro-America, a women's organization devoted to promoting patriotic American values. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, brothe, John W. Overall, Jr., and her husband, Wilbert Ennis "Bud" Cariker. Mary's legacy continues through her sons, Allan (Nell) Cariker of Sachse, Texas and Gary (Lynn) Cariker of Ashburn, Virginia, granddaughters, Lauren (Fernando) Negre, Rebecca (Daniel) Ramiraz and Hannah Cariker, and eight great grandchildren who loved her dearly. Mary's family received friends on Saturday, December 9, from 6-8:00 p.m. at the Eastgate Funeral Home. Her funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday December 10, at the Eastgate Funeral Home in Garlend. The graveside service will be at Clayton Cemetery in Clayton, Texas, Monday December 11, at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mary's memory can be made to Free Grace Bible Church using the "Giving" tab at the FreeGraceBible.org website. A guestbook may be signed at www.hawthornfuneralhome.com.
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