Carolyn Faye Powell

May 25, 1952October 3, 2020

Carol, as she was known to many, 68, was born in Fredericksburg, VA to Ludwell Lee Newton and Margaret Thurston Newton. She was the youngest of six children.

After she graduated from King George High School in 1970, she became a secretary for over forty years. She retired in 2016 from Williams Mullen, formally Maupin Taylor in Raleigh, N.C after 25 years of service.

Her hobbies included reading, spending time with her family, and caring for her beloved cats. Carol had a great since of humor and was lovingly known as “The crazy cat lady”.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Parthenia N Surles; a brother, Otis L. Newton; a brother in law, Norman D. Vickers; and a niece, Leachim B. Newton.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathryn A. Holder (Steve) of Wendell, N.C; two granddaughters, Brooke L Coates of Wendell, N.C and Kendall T. Edwards (Daquane) of Middlesex, N.C; a brother, S. Lee Newton (Mildred) of Stafford; two sisters, Irene M. Newton and Linda D. Vickers, both of Spotsylvania; an aunt, Annie Ruth Catlett (Robert) of Stafford; a brother in law, Robert M. Surles of Stafford; a sister in law, Beverly E. Newton of King George and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.


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Judy Bard

October 14, 2020

I worked with your mother/grandmother way too many years to remember. She was my friend and confident. I shared much with her and she with me.
It saddened me the day she retired but I believed then and still do that it was a good move for her. I didn't get to see her each day but I felt and hoped she'd find a rest and comfort that she was missing in life. Being home with her family was what she needed and I am glad she got to spend a few years in what I hope was restful peace.
I believe with all my heart that she is watching over you and will to each of you join her. Be safe, be the ladies she would be proud of and you'll feel the warmth of her smile upon you each and every day.
God bless each of you...
Judy Bard

Pat Lyles Drury

October 4, 2020

It was my pleasure to work with Carol for several years at Maupin Taylor and shared many memorable occasions with her. Over the years after I left Maupin Taylor and before I retired, we would connect again through our work. After she moved back to Virginia we became Facebook friends and shared many memories. Carol was a beautiful lady, inside and out, and my deepest sympathies and prayers to her family. Blessings,

Pat Lyles Drury
Sanford, NC

Robert Valois

October 4, 2020

Carolyn was my secretary for many years . She was a great secretary. I missed her after I retired and still do. Sorry to hear about her passing. I will remember her always.
Bob / Robert A Valois


October 4, 2020

I worked with Carol for many years at Maupin Taylor /Williams & Mullen. She was a special lady. God bless each of you as you go through the healing process of your loss.

William Barrett

October 3, 2020

So very sorry to hear this news. It was an honor and a pleasure to work with Carol for over 20 years at Maupin Taylor and then Williams Mullen.

She was my daily companion at work and was always a great assistant. I treasured this relationship and was glad she got to go home to VA to help her family.

I remember her watching at my kids were born and growing from all the times they’d visit the firm, especially at Christmas. Every year for many, many years, Carol gave us a White House Christmas ornament, which my kids (with us) always loved.

Our deep condolences and prayers to Carol’s family.

Bill Barrett


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