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Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home

30 Riverside Highway, Bassett, VA

OBITUARY

Virginia Carolyn Eggleston

November 2, 1927December 21, 2019
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Carolyn Eggleston, age 92, of Winston Salem, NC, passed away peacefully on December 21, 2019 after a long illness. She was a long-time resident of Bassett, VA before moving to Salemtowne Moravian Home in Winston Salem, NC. She was born November 2, 1927, in Bassett, VA to Clenard L. and Bertie Turner Ingram. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of forty-three years, Clyde J. Eggleston, her son, Dwight, as well as her parents, her stepmother, Dorothy Ingram, a brother, A.G. Ingram and a sister, Ester Lee Ingram Wysor. She is survived by her two children: a daughter, Sherryl Peters (Randy) of Winston Salem, NC, and a son, John Eggleston of Virginia Beach, VA; two grandchildren, Kristen Watson (Tripp) of Birmingham, AL, and Stephen Peters of Los Angeles, CA; one great grandson, Robert Watson; and her brother, Clenard Allen Ingram (Jean) of Roanoke. After graduating from Bassett High School, Carolyn attended Madison College and Radford College where she studied business. After marrying, Carolyn and Clyde lived in Bluefield, WV, before returning to Bassett. Carolyn worked in the office of Bassett Furniture’s Chair Plant until she retired. A longtime member of Pocahontas Bassett Baptist Church, Carolyn served tirelessly for many years in a number of capacities including the children’s ministry. She delivered tapes to the homebound elderly when she was in her eighties! She loved growing flowers, and was a member of the Pocahontas Garden Club Auxiliary. She was an avid reader, and she instilled a love of reading in her children. She was intrigued by genealogy and the stories of people’s lives. She took great pleasure in her morning coffee, reading her newspaper, and doing the crossword in ink. She loved to laugh, she loved music, she loved all animals, and she never met a stranger. Above all, she was devoted to her family and sought to bring them joy. The family will receive friends Saturday, December 28 from 11 AM to 12 PM at Collins Funeral Home in Bassett. The funeral service will follow at noon, officiated by the Rev. George Hearn. Interment will be at Roselawn Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Bassett Historical Center, 3964 Fairystone Hwy, Bassett, VA 24055, or to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Ln, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.

  • FAMILY

  • Clenard L. Eggleston, Father (deceased)
  • Bertie Turner Eggleston, Mother (deceased)
  • Clyde J. Eggleston, Husband (deceased)
  • Dwight Eggleston, Son (deceased)
  • John Eggleston, Son
  • Sherryl E. Peters (Randy), Daughter
  • Dorothy Ingram, Step-mother (deceased)
  • A.G. Ingram, Brother (deceased)
  • Clenard Allen Ingram (Jean), Brother
  • Ester Lee Ingram Wysor, Sister (deceased)
  • Kristen Watson (Tripp), Granddaughter
  • Stephen Peters, Grandson
  • Robert Watson, Great Grandson
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Ellis Eggleston, Active
  • Mark Eggleston, Active
  • Neal Obstler, Active
  • Marc Obstler, Active
  • Members of Pocahontal Bassett Baptist Church Board of Deacons, Active

Services

  • Visitation at Collins Funeral Home Saturday, December 28, 2019
  • Funeral Service at Collins Funeral Home Saturday, December 28, 2019

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Virginia Carolyn Eggleston

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Lynn Prillaman Mabe

January 10, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about Carolyn's passing . I thought of her as a true Southern lady. She and Clyde were always two of my favorite people and your family is in my prayers.

John & Barbara Johnson

December 28, 2019

Dear Sheryl and Family,
Carolyn was a wonderful neighbor She always had a smile on her face and always on the go. Even after all these years I still think of the house as Carolyn's house. I will miss her presence in this world
John and I can't be there today to express our sympathies. My mom has been very ill , in and out of the hospital, now in rehab. John also has been very sick and in the hospital. Please know we are there in spirit and praying for all of you

Vicke Craig

December 26, 2019

Carolyn was a Special Lady with a Beautiful Smile. Always Spoke regardless where she was. Condolences to Her Family.. You are in My Thoughts and Prayers

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