Carolyn Maurice Propst, 91, of Black Rock passed from this life on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.  She was born April 5, 1932, in Black Rock to the late James Miller and Virginia (Smith) Tate. She married Robert Roy Propst on June 4, 1949, in Black Rock. Carolyn retired from the Farmers Home Administration after 35 years of employment.  She was a member of the Black Rock United Methodist Church, where she was a volunteer.  She was well known for visiting shut ins throughout the county, volunteered and served on the board of the Wings of Honor Museum, served as a board member and held offices in the Order of Eastern Star, and was also a board member of Mid-South Health Systems.  

In addition to her parents, Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Roy Propst; siblings, Chester Tate, Charles Tate, Jewel Tate, Mildred Freeman, and Edith Wilford.

She is survived by her children, Renny Propst (Brenda) of Black Rock, Paul Propst (Carlene) of Black Rock, Virginia Wahlers (Ron) of Jackson, Missouri, and Jimmy Propst (Rhonda) of Black Rock; sister-in-law, Fern Eaton of Jonesboro; grandchildren, Chris, Michael, Blake, Clayton, and Matt Propst, Ally and Anna Wahlers; great-grandchildren, Merritt, Hadleigh, Jett, Molleigh, Lacy, and Eva Propst; step-grandchildren, Amanda Evans and Brandon Reid; several nieces, nephews, and a host of other family members.

Visitation will be Saturday, February 24, 2024, 4-7 p.m.  at Cox Funeral Home in Walnut Ridge. Another visitation will be Sunday, February 25, 2024, from 1 until 2 p.m. at Black Rock First United Methodist Church in Black Rock with funeral services immediately following at 2 p.m. Jerry Pentecost will officiate. Interment will follow in Oak Forest Cemetery in Black Rock under the direction of Cox Funeral Home in Walnut Ridge. 

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Chris Propst, Michael Propst, Clayton Propst, Matt Propst, Butch Vance, and Bobby Vance.

Honorary pallbearer will be Blake Propst.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wings of Honor Museum, 70 Ramp Road, Walnut Ridge, Arkansas 72476