Carolyn Yvonne Haygood Beam

Carolyn Yvonne Haygood Beam, 71, of Hazen, Arkansas passed away on March 20, 2022. Carolyn was born on August 19, 1950 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her parents, J.R. and Ada Haygood and her brother, Chuck Haygood. Carolyn is survived by her husband of 53 years, Edward Beam; her daughters, Amy Shultz and husband, Lance, Lori Warhurst and husband, Tim, and Andrea Stiles; one sister Claire Schafer; eight grandchildren, Kennedy, Nadia, Zoe, Laney, Griffin, Madelyn, Jackson, Gavin and two great-grandchildren, Hensley and Beckett.

Carolyn was a life-long member of Calvary Baptist Church where she shared her gift of playing the organ for over fifty years. She loved God, and instilled that love in her family. Carolyn’s passion was her family. She loved being a wife, Momma, and Meme. Her other passion was teaching. She taught elementary school in Brinkley and Hazen Schools. Carolyn was a beloved teacher who touched the lives of many children. She was devastated when she was forced into early retirement because of hearing loss as a result of chemotherapy treatment. She bravely fought breast cancer and had been cancer free for 21 years. Relentless, hard-working, determined, she never let anyone tell her she couldn’t do something. After losing her hearing and having to stop doing two of the things she loved the most (teaching and playing the organ), she never gave up or quit fighting. She defied the odds by returning to play the organ in church with help of cochlear implants. She loved with her whole heart, never met a stranger, and she always let you know exactly what she was thinking. Carolyn was one of a kind, and a special to gift to everyone whose life she touched. Everyone who knew her has a funny “Carolyn story”, and she will always be remembered for her ability to make people laugh and for the way she loved.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at Calvary Baptist Church in Hazen. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at Calvary Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Center Point Cemetery.

14 thoughts on “Carolyn Yvonne Haygood Beam”

  1. Diane -Pete Raper

    Prayers send to the family sorry for your loss.May God give you comfort for many days ahead.

  2. Eddie, Amy, Lori, and Andrea,
    I am so sorry about Carolyn, of course we all have stories but those are our wonderful memories of her. I LOVED Carolyn Beam! With her and Phyl in heaven within a week I can only imagine what is going on!
    Our prayers for all of you and your family.

  3. So sorry for your loss. Carolyn was
    loved by everyone. I have many fond memories of my years teaching with Carolyn in Hazen. To know her was to love her. She is in heaven sharing her beautiful smile. Prayers for you all.

  4. Sonny and Tina Thompson

    Sorry very sorry on your loss of a very special lady. My favorite memory of Carolyn is of her sitting on that organ bench and playing with her whole body. She provided a blessing to everyone fortunate enough to meet her.

  5. Carolyn was always an inspiration to me. When she was a teenager I was just in awe of her. When she went away to college and married Eddie, I knew she was happy. Then she started teaching school and years later I finally followed in her footsteps. I always admired her musical talent, but the gift of kindness was really what made her a treasure. I will miss her, but JR, Ada and Chuck will be there to meet her in Heaven.

  6. My heart breaks for you. She was a sweet, kind and loving person. May God hold you during this time.

  7. Our love and thoughts are with your family. She was a special person. I’m praying for comfort during this difficult time for all of you.

  8. Dian and Jerry Bynum

    Our thought and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We didn’t know Carolyn but a short time but she was a sweet kind lady and was glad we got to know her and will be seeing her again one day.❤️🙏

  9. Carolyn was loved by many and will certainly be missed! Praying for comfort and strength for all of you.

  10. Sandy Avants Beaman

    So sorry for your loss. I always loved the smile she always had. She was a very caring and loving person.

  11. Barry and Angie Bednar

    Our hearts are broken over the news of Carolyn’s passing. She was one of my dearest friends when I lived in Hazen , and her whole family became like a second family to me. I have so many fond memories of our times together, and I will cherish them forever. Carolyn was loved by so many, and there was never a dull moment when she was around. I pray that the Lord will wrap His arms around each of you and give you comfort that only He can. Sending much love and prayers during this difficult time.

  12. Eddie, I am so sorry to read about the passing of your wife. I want to extend my condolences to you and your family. You probably don’t remember me but I remember you as very smart young man when you were in my history class at UCA. Sincerely, Maurice Webb

  13. Rodger Williams

    Claire, I am sorry to hear about your sister. I never knew her but I am sure that she was a fine person.

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