Carol Ann Bolick

May 10, 1941August 7, 2018

Carol Abernethy Bolick, 77, of Caldwell County, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Tuesday August 7, 2018 at Lenoir Healthcare.

She was born May 10, 1941 in Jefferson County, Ohio to the late George Sanderson Rex and Anna Smith Rex.

In 2003, Carol established the library at Hudson Elementary School. Carol loved her family. She enjoyed spending most of her time working on her farm, working with her horses, watching and reading Westerns. She loved animals, especially her dogs and horses.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband Harold Bolick, Son; John Rex, daughter; Anna Simonds and husband Wickham, grandchildren; Carol Seeds and husband Robert, Christian Vanderford, Great grandchildren; William Dula, Kali Dula, Dylan Seeds, and Megan Seeds.

A Graveside Service will be held for family and friends at Blue Ridge Memorial Park of Lenoir at 1:00pm on Sunday, August 12, 2018 with Pastor Dan Duke officiating.

In Lieu of flowers, the family respectfully request memorials be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Lenoir, 902 Kirkwood St NW, Lenoir, NC 28645.

Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at

Pendry’s Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Carol Abernethy Bolick.


  • Graveside Service Sunday, August 12, 2018

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Grace Weaver

August 16, 2018

Carol was such a sweet friend to me. I worked with her in the Computer Lab at Hudson Elementary. She helped me get it started and we became wonderful friends as well. She helped me so much when I was going through my divorce even after I left work there. She always had such good solid common sense. I could rely on her when there was no one else to help work through a problem.
She loved music. She loved to go listen to bands. Her kids, grand kids, dogs, her horses, she loved them all. I will miss her...

Kathleen Harney

August 13, 2018

To all of Carol's family and friends,
Carol was a best friend during our junior and senior high school years, and especially at college during the mid-sixties. Our families were about five houses apart on the Ohio River in Toronto, Ohio, She taught me to love horses, her blue Karmann Ghia, '65 black Mustang and Johnny Cash.
Our grandest adventure was driving across America in the Mustang, without air conditioning, to Las Vegas. We drove at night to avoid the heat, and were terrified as we made our way down the narrow road around Hoover Dam into the bright lights of the valley. We loved the Western atmosphere and the spectacle of the lights on the Strip and Downtown.
Carol had the singing voice of an angel. She was often requested to sing at various Women's Groups and on special occasions. I was honored to be her piano accompanist; the most often requested songs were: I Believe and The Lord's Prayer.
My memories will always include Carol's laughter, her love of animals and her unending kindness. I am sure your memories will hold much of the same. I regret we were not in touch personally for so many years. This is a reminder of how important it is to stay in touch with dear friends even when they are no konger next door. I hope these few remarks bring you some comfort, and I know she will live on in your heart as she will in mine.

Robert Smith

August 12, 2018

I am first cousin to Carol and graduated Toronto High with her. While we were not close I remember going to their home in Toronto when I was a kid where she had a pony. After high school I saw Carol several times while boating on the Ohio River but lost track of her except for what was mentioned at high school reunions about her being in North Carolina. Our real family name is Zdyniak and we come from somewhere around Bogliarka, Slovakia. Carol is second generation American as both paternal grandparents came from Slovakia. The family lived in Irondale until 1914 when our grandfather died from blood poisoning. Grandmother moved the family to Toronto where Carol's mother grew up, married George, and lived on South River Avenue. Our name was changed to Smith between 1910 and 1920. You have our condolences on the loss of your Wife, Mother, and Grandmother. Stop by if you are ever in the Toronto area.

Donna Elliott Cerullo

August 12, 2018

Was so sorry to see this obit of Carol's passing. Many,many years have passed since I used to go to her home on S River in Toronto,OHio to ride her horse. The first one I remember was a small brown and white pony. Then she had gotten a larger horse as she outgrew the small one. I believe she called that one Sandy, but its been many years!!! We started 1st grade together and graduated in 1959. Just wanted her family to know she was remembered fondly by her classmates May God be with you at this time.
Donna (Elliott) Cerullo

Cindy Talamine

August 11, 2018

John Anna and families, so sorry to learn that Carol has passed. You will be in my prayers. She has always had a special place in my heart. Hugs and love, Cindy

Carol Seeds

August 9, 2018

There are too many memories to name. You were just as involved in my upbringing as my parents and I will love and miss you for the rest of my life! Until we meet again my lovely grandma!