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story.lead_photo.caption Karen R. Terry - Submitted photo

Karen "Sissy" Renee Terry, age 52, of Hot Springs, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 6, 2020. She was born May 7, 1968, in Hot Springs, to Steve Terry and Carolyn Cowart (Ballew). Other than her parents, Karen is preceded in death by her bonus dad, Sonny Cowart; maternal grandparents, Dixie and Jasper Ballew; and paternal grandparents, Betty and Othar Terry.

Survivors include her daughter, Courtney Speers (Jessy); son, Gunnar Wetherington (Sabrina); brother, Greg Terry (Deanna); sister, Traci Long (Heath); bonus sister, Tonya Brown (Tim); bonus brother, Tony Caldwell (Tammy); ex-husband, Andy Wetherington; granddaughters, Jessa and Jade Speers; bonus mom, Delores Terry; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Karen enjoyed being a nana and spending time with family and her beloved dog Paco. Her smile was contagious and she was known for her easy-going personality. She was a giver at heart. Even when it seemed as if she had nothing, she gave her kids everything.

Visitation will be 5 -7 p.m. Tuesday at Caruth Village Funeral Home.

A celebration of Karen's life will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Caruth Village Funeral Home with Brother Randy Noles officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers include Gunnar Wetherington, Greg Terry, Jessy Speers, Andy Wetherington, Andrew Rickard and Delton Wilson.

Honorary pallbearers include Eugene Ballew and Tommy Baker.

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