Kalem Fulton Rouse
Kalem Fulton Rouse was born April 8, 1991, in Blytheville, Ark., to Rodney M. and Kim Dolores (Bellers) Rouse. Kalem has two daughters, Shiloh Alston Rouse born to he and Penny McCluskey on January 5, 2010, and Layla Grace Rouse born to he and Amber Malin on August 17, 2014
Kalem is survived by his two daughters; both his parents; one brother, Joe Marshall Rouse and two nieces, Addie Mae Rouse and Aubrey Jane Smith; his Aunt Kathy (Bellers) Fauber and Uncle Skip, Chanda Ibos and her husband JB, Uncle Brad Rouse and Aunt Claire, Aunt Debra Rouse Whaley and Uncle Vance, Aunt Betina (Tina Rouse) Bell and Uncle Jeff.
He is survived by all his cousins, Parker, Isabella, Rex and Ashley; Dana Rouse Long and her husband Brian and children Riley and Dylan; Cory Robertson, Kelli (Robertson) Carroll and her husband Tony and their son, Cotton Rouse Carroll, McKenzie Rouse Cluck and her husband Aaron and children Ansley, Sophia and Addison, Braedon Grey Bell, and Christian Thomas Bell. Kalem is also survived by his beloved Rubye Wilcox. Rubye began caring for Kalem when he was four months old and has worried with us, and prayed for him, every day since. Kalem considered Rubye his only surviving grandparent.
Kalem was preceded in death by Joe and Dolores Bellers, his Papa and Granny; by Junior Rouse and Bill Wilcox his granddaddies; and Betty Rouse Carter, his Mems.
Visitation will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Piggott, Ark., with a funeral service following at 3 p.m. Pallbearers are Michael Joe Morgan, Daniel Baldwin, Cord Pike, Junior Malin, Daniel Cheshier, Travis McKinney, Casey Wright, Aaron Cluck, Trevor Shelton and Logan Ballard. Honorary pallbearers are Harold "Hogweed" Weeks, Larry Skaggs, Gary Dunlap, Bret Haywood, Chad Dunlap, Rob Rice, Gary Howell, Danny Baldwin, Adam Carpenter and Jonathon Wright.
Kalem's desire was to be cremated and his ashes scattered on Black River by the cabin he enjoyed so much, where a private family memorial will be held at a later date.
Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.