Carroll Gage Hunter

June 7, 1948October 16, 2020

Carroll Gage Hunter passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on October 16, 2020. . Carroll is survived by her life-long partner and husband of 51 years, Jody Hunter. She was a loving mother to daughters Patricia Hunter Austin (J) and Emily Hunter Lee (Bob) and grandmother to four beloved grandchildren Jeffery Lee, Amelia Lee, Jack Austin and William Austin. She will be missed beyond measure.

Carroll was born on June 7, 1948 in Anderson, SC and was the first child of the late Patsy and Bobby Gage. She is survived by her siblings Elise Gage, Annie Gage Gregory, Robert Gage (Melody), Mary Gage and Frank Gage. In addition to her loving family, she leaves behind many extended family members and life-long friends.

Carroll will be remembered for her kind and gentle spirit. She led by example and taught us to love, accept, include and care for others. She was a steadfast support to those she loved. Her sensitive nature kept her attuned to the needs of others and she never failed to do what she could to meet those needs, particularly for her family. As her family, we received a lifetime of her gifts and will be eternally grateful. There is no greater legacy she leaves behind than the children and grandchildren she nurtured so that they could go into the world bearing these same gifts of love, empathy and kindness.

Due to current health concerns, the family will hold a private service at this time. Any potential future plans made as conditions improve will be communicated with family and friends. In the meantime, the family welcomes messages and memories emailed to In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Carroll’s honor to the Children’s Advocacy Center of Spartanburg. This can be done online at or by sending correspondence to: CAC of Spartanburg 100 Washington Place, Spartanburg, SC 29302.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Carroll Gage Hunter

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matthew moskos

October 21, 2020

my deepest sympathies are extended to you and all your loving family in the passing of your most cherished...may her memory be eternal,,,always,,matthew

Kim Abele

October 21, 2020

Jody, Tricia and Emily,

We love you all and are sending our deepest condolences, prayers and love. Carroll was so amazing and she has left a light that will be carried forward, through her girls and her grandchildren. If I could hug you all right now, I would. So sad here in Colorado. Love you all.

Kim Ledford Abele and Family

Paula Starr Melehes

October 20, 2020

Jimmy and I are so sorry to hear about Carol. It was a privilege to have known her and had her as a friend. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Paula Starr & Jimmy Melehes

Frankie Balentine

October 20, 2020

Frankie BAlentine wants to send our deepest sympathy to this whole family of Jody Hunter and Gages in this difficult time in the loss of a wonderful wife mother and sister Carol. I feel we have had a lifetime friendship with all of of you .and our heartfelt feeling s are with you. Because of the awful times we are in it is impossible to show our love to all of you but pleases know we have you in our. Thoughts and prays. Every day . Please accept these thoughts from the Balentine family 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Lindsey Patton

October 19, 2020

I have been friends with Emily and Bob for over 25 years. I meet Carroll through them. She was such a loving mother. I watched her love and support her children no matter what was going on in their lives. She accepted people for who they are. She was kind. The world needs more people like her. We can all learn something from her life.
I know she will be greatly missed by her family.
She was a light that the world will miss as well.

Frank Walker

October 19, 2020

Jody and family,
Such a lovely picture of Carol. I know her presence will be greatly missed. Please know that you are in my prayers daily. May God continue to strengthen and comfort each of you and give you peace during this time. May the Lord be with you all.

Frank E. Walker

Terry Steinbrecher

October 19, 2020

We will love you and miss you Carroll.
Terry Steinbrecher

Jimbo Davis

October 18, 2020

My sincere condolences to Jody and the rest of her beautiful family. Carol always reminded me of her mom Patsy. She was admired by many and loved by those that knew her. Some just leave this world too early.

Lynn Putnam Gregg

October 18, 2020

Dear Jody and family,
I was so sorry to hear of Carroll's passing. She was a wonderful person and dear friend, and I will miss her. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.

Wanda Reed

October 18, 2020

Jody, So saddened for you and the Hunter/Gage family. What a beautiful person Carol was and so much loved by everyone. Prayers to you and yours...

Wanda Hughes Reed


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