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Carla Pry

November 25, 1963May 17, 2020

Carla Suzanne Pry, 56, of Greenville, SC, entered into eternal rest May 17, 2020. She was born on November 25, 1963, in Atlanta, GA. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Lewis Pry of Searcy, AR and the late Dorothy Chandler Pry of Greenville, SC.

Carla graduated from Naples High School in 1981 and Erskine College in 1985 where she received a B.A. in Spanish. Following college, she taught three years at James F. Byrnes High School in Duncan, SC and 15 years with NationsBank/Bank of America. For the last 10 years, she worked at Michelin North America as a disability specialist.

Carla is survived by her son Chandler Alexander (Mahaleigh) Pry of Raleigh, NC; her brother Michael Thomas (Lynn) Pry of Greenville, SC; and one nephew Matthew Easterling Pry of Virginia Beach, VA.

Carla loved music and played in many bands, orchestras, and pit orchestras throughout her life. Her favorite instruments were flute, piccolo, handbells, and piano. Since the mid-1970s, she performed with Naples Players, the Naples Concert Band, the Neapolitan Pops, Abbeville Opera House, Anderson Community Theater, Anderson Symphony Orchestra, Greenville Concert Band, Furman Lakeside Concert Band, and various school and church groups. She was also an avid reader and jigsaw puzzle aficionado.

A private celebration of her life will take place at a later date. Donations in her memory may be sent to the Greenville Concert Band, P.O. Box 6984, Greenville, SC, 29606, ww.greenvilleconcertband.org.


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Angie Kelly

May 21, 2020

I worked with Carla at Michelin. She was the kindest person and we will miss her so much! She kept us all laughing and spent each day trying to find creative ways to make us smile. She was such a positive influence on all of us. Our hearts and prayers go out to her son and the rest of her family. We love you Carla!!

Karina Whisnant

May 20, 2020

I worked with Carla at Michelin. She was an absolute delight to work with and had such a contagious spirit about her. It was such a joy to know her. The world will miss her presence!

Karen Talley

May 20, 2020

I had the pleasure of working with Carla at Michelin. She was such a sweet and kind spirit. Carla went out of her way to make sure everyone around her was taken care of, and spread joy in the most natural way. We will miss her tremendously. My condolences to her family. Cherish the many memories I know you shared throughout the years.

Lisa Reid

May 20, 2020

In Loving Memory of my Dear colleague & friend, Carla, who was a devoted mother and one of the strongest people I have ever known. We weathered so much together; from my first day in MDMS and beyond. Her gracious smile was a sight welcomed by so many; she radiated sunshine—even on the darkest day. I will miss you here in this world, but I carry you within my heart; where the echo of your laughter will never fade away~

Lisa Reid

Jessica Morris

May 20, 2020

Carla was such a fun and loving person. She welcomed my children and me into the family with open arms when we first attended the Chandler Family Reunion.

She worked tirelessly for months on end to ensure that the reunions were planned and executed so that a great time was to be had by all. The goal was achieved as we all looked forward to them year after year.

I will forever remember her smile and her positive attitude. She will certainly be missed.

Jennifer Thompson

May 19, 2020

I will miss Carla ( aka Thelma ) a whole bunch. She always kept me giggling with her humor even when I knew she did not feel well. I loved her dearly as a friend and co-worker. Sending my thoughts and prayers to Chandler and the entire family .


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