White Funeral & Cremation Service

603 Ocean Hwy E, Bolivia, NC


Helen Carolyn Ward

February 1, 1926September 11, 2020

Helen Carlson Ward, 94, passed away peacefully in Bolivia, NC on September 11, 2020 after a brief illness. Helen was born in Milford, CT on February 1, 1926 to the late Carl and Alma Martinson Carlson. She married and raised her family there. From 1971-2015 she resided in Cocoa, FL, after which she moved to Bolivia, NC. Her pet poodles brought her much joy. Helen enjoyed various needlework crafts, shopping and dining out. During her early years, she worked as a telephone operator and in various industrial plants in Milford. She was predeceased by spouses, Clifford Robinson and Lawrence Ward; ex-husband, John Frazier; daughter, Patricia Frazier; brothers, Bert Carlson, Harry Carlson, Walter Carlson and Richard Carlson. She is survived by daughters, Carol Robinson Erlingheuser (Frank) and Sharon Robinson Davis of Bolivia; grandchildren, Ruth Hayes of FL, Sandra Severnak (Jim) of Texas, Heather Davis, Julie Goodloe, Richard Davis III of California, Darlene Erlingheuser-Marks (Steve), Suzanne Adinolfi, Paul Erlingheuser and Michael Erlingheuser (Samantha) of Connecticut; 16 great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; several nephews. Funeral service will be held Sunday, September 20, 2020, at White Funeral and Cremation Service, 603 Ocean Hwy E, Bolivia, NC 28422 at three o’clock in the afternoon. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Burial will be at a later date in Florida. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Carolina Poodle Rescue.



  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 20, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, September 20, 2020


  • Burial


Helen Carolyn Ward

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Dayle Haselden

September 19, 2020

My dear friend,
I am so very sorry for the loss of your mother. I know this is such a difficult time for you.
If there is anything I can do for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Just know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Julie Goodloe

September 15, 2020

When I was thirteen I got the opportunity to go and spend three weeks with you in Florida. I had such a great time. We went to the thrift store and I bought a pair of ski boots. You showed me how to needle punch. Thank you for being such and amazing nana. I named my daughter after you because I wanted to show you how special you were to me. She has growing up to be such an amazing young woman. You never forgot a birthday card or Christmas card. I only wish I could of given you a hug the last time I saw you. I am going to miss you very much.

Sharon Davis

September 15, 2020

Mom, my sisters Patty and Carol and I showing we are so cool! We had fun times with mom and I will forever miss her!

Richie Davis

September 15, 2020

Looks like I was about 5 here so this must have been about 40 years ago. Thank you for always being such an awesome Nana. I will cherish the days I got to wake up early and you would take me out to breakfast. It meant the world to me. I plan to do the same with my grandkids. So thank you for teaching me how to be an awesome grandparent. I will love you forever

Richie Davis

September 15, 2020

I must have been about 5 years old here, so that would make this about 40 years ago. You were always the best Nana. I will cherish the days I got to wake up super early to go out to breakfast with you. I will try and pass that on to my grandkids. Thank you for teaching me how to be an awesome grandparent.

Darlene Erlingheuser-Marks

September 15, 2020

Nana, Elizabeth, and me about five years ago. Sure was a wonderful Nana and great-grandmother.


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