Carolyn Young Carter

November 19, 1923March 20, 2014

Carolyn Joy Young Carter beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, went to rest in the loving arms of her Savior on Thursday, March 20, 2014. She was born November 19, 1923 to Mary Jane Alkire Young and Frederick McClintock Young in Mount Sterling, Ohio. A proud graduate of the Ohio State University, she moved to Birmingham after World War II to raise her family. She quickly adopted her new home in the South where she loved and enjoyed her many friends, neighbors, and precious church family. She was a devoted mother and homemaker and a woman who could discern right from wrong. Many will remember with fondness her talents in knitting, baking delicious treats, serving at her church, and taking in the sunshine on the golf course. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her children Carol (Rob) Hunter and John (Molly) Carter; her grandchildren Deb (Francois) McGillicuddy, Dr. Robert (Courtney) Hunter, Kadee Hunter, Maggie (Tyler) O’Connor, John (Laura) Carter Jr., and Liles Carter; and her five precious great-grandchildren Patrick, Hunter, and Grace McGillicuddy, Amelia Hunter, and John Carter III. She is also survived by her loving sister Mrs. Marge Wittich of Mount Sterling, Ohio; niece Janie (Todd) Greiner of Columbus, Ohio; and nephew Tommy (Karen) Wittich of Manhattan Beach, California. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Bethy Jones of Columbus, Ohio; and her brother-in-law, Tom Wittich of Mount Sterling. Our family sends many thanks to the staff at St. Vincent’s SICU who tended to her during her brief illness. Carolyn’s zest for life and independent spirit will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. A celebration of her life will be held at Shades Valley Presbyterian Church on Monday, March 24 at 11:00 a.m. with a visitation at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts to Shades Valley Presbyterian Church, 2305 Montevallo Road, Birmingham, Alabama 35223.


  • Visitation Monday, March 24, 2014
  • Memorial Service Monday, March 24, 2014

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Tracy and Rich Schwartz

April 1, 2014

May God comfort you with his peace and strength. Love and sympathies.

Kathy Perreault

March 29, 2014

Carol and family, I am so sorry about your mother's death. May the Lord go ahead of all of you during this time of grief.

March 27, 2014

All of your many friends are saddened for your loss of
Mrs. Carter. We send our heartfelt condolences, prayers and love to you all.
Saul and Sandi Wilensky

March 25, 2014

we are very sorry for your loss. our thoughts and prayers are with you
dave and carol canter

March 25, 2014

We are sorry for your loss and extend our deepest sympathies to Carolyn's family and friends. May your fond memories warm your heart and comfort you during this trying time.

Dani Berryhill

March 23, 2014

Mrs. Carter always had a happy outlook and brought such joy to all she touched. I know her family will miss her dearly.

Kay and Ed Gough

March 22, 2014

Our thoughts are with your family now. Kay and Ed Gough