Carolyn Vanderslice Lewis, 76, of the Brown Springs Community near Arkadelphia passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014 at her home. She was born June 25, 1937 in Donaldson (Hot Spring Co.), Ark., to Eva Bell (Witherspoon) and Horace Kenneth Vanderslice.
Carolyn graduated from Ouachita High School in Donaldson and received her bachelor of science from Henderson State Teachers Colle
ge in Arkadelphia, Ark.
She began her teaching career with Lockhart ISD in Lockhart, Texas, in the fall of 1964, and retired in 2003, after teaching in the same school district, for 39 years.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Winston Larry Vanderslice; and husbands, Oscar Lentz, James “Jim” Hamlett and William “Bill” Lewis.
Left to cherish her memory are her brother, Gary Vanderslice (Mary); nephew, Phillip Vanderslice; nieces, Angela Livingston and Laura Ratzel; three grand-nephews, three grand-nieces and many dear friends.
Services were planned at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24, at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home in Arkadelphia with Bro. Hollis McDermott officiating. Interment will follow at Bethlehem Cemetery at Joan.