Geraldine Faulkner

Friday, March 2, 2012

Geraldine Faulkner passed away on Feb. 17, 2012, in Garland, Texas, at the age of 93.

Geraldine was born Oct. 11, 1918, in Imboden, Ark., and lived most of her life in Trumann, Ark. She was salutatorian of the 1936 graduating class of Trumann High School. Geraldine married her high school sweetheart, James O. Faulkner, in 1937 and they remained together until his death in 1997.

She attended Arkansas State College and worked at Singer Manufacturing Company until she retired at age 62. Geraldine donated her time as secretary and treasurer of the First United Methodist Church of Trumann for many years and also served as president of the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Eastern Star. She was well known for creating hundreds of fabulous beaded Christmas ornaments, knitted and crocheted gifts of all kinds and baked hundreds of cakes enjoyed by family, friends and those in need. She also enjoyed playing canasta with friends and was a lifelong Razorback fan.

Geraldine was preceded in death by her parents, Johnnie Forrester and Cleveland D. Forrester; her husband, James O. Faulkner; her son, James (Butch) Faulkner; her brothers, Hendrix (Gink) Forrester and Eddie Forrester, and her sister, Hazeldine (Deanie) Hazel.

Geraldine is survived by her daughter, Shirley Grizzle; her brother, James Ray Forrester; sister, Kathy Millsap; her grandsons, Mark Files, Shane Faulkner, Cliff Files and Dana Files; her granddaughter, Leigh Files; her great-grandsons, Gunnar Files, Drake Files and Freedom Files; her great-granddaughters, Kelli Files, Madison Files, Sydney Faulkner and Taylor Faulkner; one great-great-granddaughter, Brooklynn Files, five nephews and five nieces.

A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Trumann on Saturday, March 3, 2012, at 3 p.m. with Rev. Jeff Weaver officiating. The family requests that persons wishing to leave lasting memorials consider the First United Methodist Church in Trumann.