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Carl Lorn Gaines, Sr.
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“Carl was an .inspiration to all who knew him. He will be missed. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: mike cheek - fayetteville, AR

“My Uncle Carl, Was always a hero to me. He was such a good man and an even better Christian. It was hard to get back to Arkansas as my family grew...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Glenda Mohr - Springfield, MO

“I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Gaines passing. I was his driver for 3 years at summer camp when we were in the Guard together. I remember the first...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Glenn Cole - Cincinnati, OH

“I am proud to call Carl my friend and Brother. I will miss him, but will always remember him. I pray we can meet in the Celestrial Lodge Above. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Harry Hoyt - Sherwood, AR

“I met Carl and Peggy several years ago at Pulaski Technical College. I was an instructor in the Business Division. For some reason, they both took...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Nancy Beary - Little Rock, AR

“I am saddened to hear that Mr. Gaines has left us here on earth, but have to be happy for him to know that he is in the presence of God. I have...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: C.J. Tyler Newton - Greenbrier, AR

“Carl, I am deeply saddened to read of your dad's passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Tap Pace - North Little Rock, AR

“I remember Cy when I first went to work for the National Guard at Stuttgart. He impress with his expertise and memory of all things, names, numbers,...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Eugene "Beno" Duke SGM RET - AR

“I first met "Cy" in 1996, after he and the other brothers of Mt. Sinai Masonic Lodge #749, elected to initiate me into their brotherhood. I doubt...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Steve Maddox - North Little Rock, AR

“We always looked forward to seeing him at Williams Cemetery Decoration each year and appreciated when he could be a guest speaker at the service. He...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Charles and Linda Carter - Ozark, AR

“Carl and Rhonda we are so saddened by the loss of Mr Gaines our thoughts and prayers are with yall. I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Jimmy Reinold - conway, AR

“Our deepest sympathies, I have very fond memories of my Uncle Carl. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Steve Sanders - Ozark, AR


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Carl Lorn "Cy" Gaines, aged 88, of North Little Rock died Friday, September 30, 2011. Born at Ozark, Arkansas, February 1, 1923, to Mr. Earnest Gaines Sr. and Mrs. Rose Sears Gaines, he was a retired Chief Warrant Officer with the Arkansas Army National Guard, a veteran of World War II and a retired civil service employee, shop foreman for the Army National Guard combined support maintenance shop at Camp Robinson.

Carl was a member of Levy Church of Christ, Past Master of Mount Sinai Mason Lodge 749, chaplain, a 32nd degree Mason and longtime member of M.M. Eberts American Legion Post No. 1, Little Rock, Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 47 years, Ouida Fay Wyers Gaines; daughter, Rose Mary Gaines Buffalo; and two brothers, Lewis E. Gaines, Jr. and Raymond Glen Gaines. He is survived by a son, Carl Jr. and wife Connie of Vilonia; daughter, Rhonda Gaines Finn and husband Rodney of Memphis, Tennessee; son-in-law, Robert E. Buffalo of Carlisle; brother, Jerry Gaines and wife Bonnie; and sister Addelle Sanders, all of Johnson County, Arkansas; grandchildren, Carole Acord, Mark Buffalo, Kimberly Sharpe, Lori Phillips, Jonathan Buffalo, Cayla Smith, Cathryn Gaines, Carey Wooley and Carley Gaines; great-grandchildren, Lorn Galliano, Ashlynn Sharpe, Devon, Heather, Kaitlyn and Emmy Buffalo, Meagan-Grace, Emma-Rae, Matthew and Eliza Phillips, and Kyle and Kenzie Smith, best friend Peggy O. Pierce and caregiver Butch McNespey.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Monday at Levy Church of Christ, Camp Robinson Road, North Little Rock, with Brother Leon Barnes and Brother Garry Neal officiating. Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery, North Little Rock.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Sunday at North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main Street, 758-1170.

Memorials may be made to Levy Church of Christ, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, and the Mt. Sinai Masonic Lodge 749.

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