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Nelson Guy Carswell

September 26, 1928October 11, 2020

Nelson Guy Carswell, age 92, of Morganton, North Carolina passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2020.

Nelson was born September 26, 1928 to the Late Frank Carswell and Effie Mace Carswell.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.

Those left to cherish his memory is his wife of 64 years, Clara Carswell, daughters; Audrey Carswell and husband James, Connie Carswell, grandchildren; Mark Carswell, Jessica Carswell, great grandchildren; Haven, Chloe, Landon, sister; Mildred Barlow and husband Charles, and his companion, Porky.

A graveside service for Nelson will be held Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Mount Home Baptist Church Cemetery of Morganton. The public may view Mr. Carswell on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from 12:00 PM tom 5:00 PM at Kirksey Funeral Home.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Carswell family.

Kirksey Funeral Home has the honor of serving the Carswell family during this difficult time.


  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020


Nelson Guy Carswell

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Dawn Roper

October 17, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss Clara, Audrey and Connie. If any of you need anything please don’t hesitate to call me. You all will be in my prayers.

Sharon Cain

October 15, 2020

A wonderful family man. I remember Nels from many years ago when he would come to our house when I was a little girl. He and my dad were good friends for many years. Clara we loved you also. My mom talked about you a great deal. You and your family are in my prayers!
A life well lived has reached his heavenly home! May God give you comfort in these difficult days.

Love/Prayers, Sharon Swink Cain

Vernon McCall

October 13, 2020

We were so sorry to hear about the loss of Nelson. I had the honor of working with his beautiful wife, Clara. Nelson was extremely talented and well known for his work as a brick mason. Our sincerest condolences to the Carswell family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort, strength and peace during this difficult journey.

Randy Spake

October 13, 2020

So sorry for your loss prayers for you all May the Good Lord Bless you and hold you all during all this .

Denita Wyatt

October 13, 2020

Connie and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort during these difficult times and in the days ahead.
Denita Wyatt


October 12, 2020

So sorry to hear. We have fond memories of Nelson, fond memories of all of you.

Martha (La Una) Lovelace

October 12, 2020

Clara, Connie, and Audrey,
My heart goes out to you as we have to say "see ya later" to Nels. I loved that fella, he was one of the best! You always knew where you stood with him, and I felt welcomed and loved by him! He was one of a kind, smart, hard working, busy as a bee. He could do anything he set his mind to do! He did all things well, many folks have top notch masonry work that he crafted. It will be standing years after we are all gone!
But, know I love you all so much. Nelson has a new home, not made by human hands, but by the hands of Jesus our Savior. I'm guessing he would be giving the Master Builder some tips about now on how to do a better job!
God bless you all, I love each one of you!! Prayers for your peace and comfort. It's not goodbye because we'll see him again! Hallelujah! Heaven keeps getting sweeter and sweeter every day!


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