Dian (Carman) Book

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Dian (Carman) Book

Dian (Carman) Book, 68, of St. Francis, Ark., passed away August 17, 2016, at the Methodist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

She was born on January 10, 1948, in Piggott, Ark., and was the daughter of A.L. and Louise (Byrd) Carman.

She was united in marriage to Sammy Lynn Book on March 8, 1968, and to this union two sons were born. Sam preceded her in death on Oct. 19, 2012, after 44 years of marriage.

She was also preceded in death by her father, A.L. Carman and two brothers, Jimmy Dale Carman and Alan Lee Carman.

Dian served as a faithful and loving pastor's wife to many General Baptist churches in the area. She attended and served faithfully at the St. Francis First Baptist Church for the past several years.

Survivors include her two sons, Patrick Lynn Book of St. Francis, Ark. and Andee Lyle Book of Little Rock, Ark.; mother, Louise Carman of St. Francis, Ark.; two grandchildren, Denver Book and Dixie Book; "sister" Deanna Dismukes of Pollard, Ark.; mother-in-law, Virginia (Book) Crews; and numerous family, friends and unofficially adopted children of all ages.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Mark Book officiating and Doug Clinton assisting. Burial is in Gravel Hill Cemetery in St. Francis, Ark. Pallbearers are Richard Smart, Danny Bradshaw, Adam Ferguson, Daniel Cooper, Adam Risinger and Chris Harrison. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.