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Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park

2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia, NC

OBITUARY

Carolyn Lee Ward

August 6, 1946October 6, 2019
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Most of All, We will Miss Her Being There….

Carolyn Lee Ward, age 73, passed away on Sunday ~ October 6, 2019 at the CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia, North Carolina. Words can’t describe how much Carolyn will be missed. A great wife, mom, sister and grandmother who was always there to encourage her family during the good times and the bad times and was very proud of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Carolyn had a wonderful laugh that her family will miss too. She loved working in her yard and with her flowers. On weekends, she was faithful to keep up with her NASCAR and football teams. As for her dogs and cats, Carolyn always had a dog and loved them greatly too.

Carolyn is survived by her husband of over 30 years, Barry “Dale” Ward of Gastonia, North Carolina; two daughters and son in law: Crystal and Terry Bodenheimer of King, North Carolina, Yvette Poole of Clover, South Carolina; two sons and daughter in law: Mark Ramsey of King, North Carolina, Scott and Melissa Ramsey of Shelby, North Carolina; one stepson: Andy Ward; two sisters and brothers in law: Vickie and Bo Eller of Mount Holly, North Carolina, Kimberly and Darrell Hearn of Gastonia, North Carolina; eleven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren also survive.

Carolyn was the daughter of the late Julius Robert Lawing and Dorothy Lingerfelt Lawing. She was also preceded in death by three sisters: Sylvia Lawing Hamby, Judith Lawing and Wendy Lawing along with one brother, Jerry Robert Lawing.

A Life Well Celebrated Ceremony will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday ~ October 10, 2019 in the Chapel of Carothers Funeral Home, 2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia, North Carolina with Reverend William H. Calvert delivering words of hope and comfort to Carolyn’s family and friends. Graveside and committal will follow in the Garden of Time at Gaston Memorial Park. Active pallbearers are Jeremy Poole, Stephen Ramsey, Robbie Rhodes, Bobby Rhodes, Wayne Rhodes and Mitchell Grove.

The family will receive guests from 12:00 PM ~ 2:00 PM prior to the service.

Expressions of love and fond memories may be made on Carolyn's guestbook at www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com

Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park is compassionately serving the family of Carolyn Ward.

  • FAMILY

  • Barry "Dale" Ward, Husband
  • Crystal Bodenheimer, Daughter
  • Terry Bodenheimer, Son-in-law
  • Yvette Poole, Daughter
  • Mark Ramsey, Son
  • Scott Ramsey, Son
  • Melissa Ramsey, Daughter-in-law
  • Andy Ward, Stepson
  • Vickie Lawing Eller, Sister
  • Bernard "Bo" Eller, Brother-in-law
  • Kimberly Lawing Hearn, Sister
  • Darrell Hearn, Brother-in-law
  • Julius Robert Lawing, Father Deceased
  • Dorothy Lingerfelt Lawing, Mother Deceased
  • Jerry Robert Lawing, Brother Deceased
  • Sylvia Lawing Hamby, Sister Deceased
  • Judith Lawing, Sister Deceased
  • Wendy Lawing, Sister Deceased
  • Eleven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren

    She was also preceded in death by three sisters: Sylvia Lawing Hamby, Judith Lawing and Wendy Lawing along with one brother, Jerry Robert Lawing.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jeremy Poole
  • Stephen Ramsey
  • Robbie Rhodes
  • Bobby Rhodes
  • Wayne Rhodes
  • Mitchell Grove

Services

  • Receiving of Guests Thursday, October 10, 2019
  • Life Well Celebrated Ceremony Thursday, October 10, 2019
  • Graveside and Committal Ceremony Thursday, October 10, 2019

Memories

Carolyn Lee Ward

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Lynn Atkins

October 8, 2019

Mark, Crystal, Yvette, Scott and family. I knew Carolyn many years ago. I was married in the family but after divorce, I lost contact with her. She was such a precious lady. I don't think anyone could say anything different. I'm happy she found happiness in her life after so many years. You all are in my prayers. God be with you all!!!!!

Jimmy & Vickey Haas

October 8, 2019

Sorry for your loss you all are in our prayers we pray the Lord give you comfort and peace now and in the days ahead.

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