Carolyn Burnett Counts

June 4, 1941May 9, 2013

Carolyn Burnett Counts, 71, a resident of Mount Crawford, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. She was born on June 4, 1941 in Crimora and was the daughter of the late Joseph D. and Mabel Simmons Burnett. Carolyn graduated from Wilson Memorial High School and worked as a daycare provider for 40 years. She loved and was loved and respected by many children that she cared for through the years. She was a member of Vision of Hope United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Wallace Ray Arey, and her second husband, Gilbert E. Counts. Also preceding her in death were two brothers. She is survived by her children, Jeff Arey and wife, Chris, of Point of Rocks, Md., Greg Arey and wife, Joan, of Harrisonburg, and Cindy Carper and husband, Jeff, of Mount Crawford; 11 grandchildren, Alyssa and Scott Arey, Amanda Dove, Jill Bryant, Brandon and Marisa Arey, Sarah and Rebekah Carper, Amanda Teter, and Chris and Charlie Caracofe; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Shirley Chamblin of Fincastle, Va. The family will receive friends 6-8:00 PM, Sunday, May 12, at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg. A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM, Monday, May 13, at Vision of Hope United Methodist Church with Rev. David Burch officiating. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be sent to Susan G. Komen, Cure for Breast Cancer, Att. Donor Services, P. O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309 or by visiting their website, Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting


  • Visitation Sunday, May 12, 2013
  • Memorial Service Monday, May 13, 2013

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May 20, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Cherish the memories that you carry in your hearts. With heartfelt sympathy, Barbara Simmons Zimmerman (Gene's daughter)

Diane Heatwole

May 14, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time of great loss. My Mom,Arminna,will miss Carolyn very much. As will I. She was a real friend to my Mom. I know there is one more angel in heaven.

Mike Williams

May 13, 2013

Jeff, Greg, and Cindy,I am so sorry for your loss. I sure remember a lot of good thoughts about your mom from back in the day. Over the years I would ocassionally run into Carolyn in a store or something and we always had a nice chat. She was always so proud of you guys and I know she will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

Jennifer & Sean Armstrong

May 13, 2013

To all of Carolyn's family our thoughts are with you.
Carolyn touched our hearts in so many ways. She was much more than Isaac and Beau's childcare provider. She was family to us. The love she had for our family and the love we have for her will always be remembered. We have so many fond memories that will never be forgotten.

Beverly Moore

May 12, 2013

Jeff, Greg, & Cindy
I remember all of the great times we all had with you all and your mom. I am not sure you will remember me. I am Barbara Morris's middle child. When we went to PWP- parent without partners. Our prayers are with all of your families. May GOD wrap his love and grace around you all.

Lloyd, Beverly Kay Morris Moore & Barbara Morris Arndt

May 11, 2013

Jeff and Chris and your family our deepest sympathy for your loss. Prayers are with you all.
Jeff and Linda

Edna Simmons Lozosky

May 11, 2013

To all Carolyn's family, she was the best cousin, we had so much fun as kids and she always celebrated my birthday with me as I did hers, I will miss her so much, our love and prayers.

May 11, 2013

Jeff, Greg, & Cindy,

Our sympahty to all of you and your families. Carolyn was a nice neighbor and friend for many years. She will be missed by us and many others. All of you are in our prayers. God Bless,

Bill, Gloria, & Billy Dennett

Buck & Cyndi Smith

May 10, 2013

Jeff, Chris and family, our deepest sympathy are with you now. Prayers to all. God Bless.


May 10, 2013

You and your family have my deepest sympathy.
Thoughts and prayers are with you.