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Mount Olivet Funeral Home & Cemetery

1101 Lebanon Pike, Nashville, TN

OBITUARY

Carol Sue HOLLINS

November 4, 1936July 31, 2020
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CAROL SUE VAUGHT HOLLINS November 4, 1936 –July 31, 2020 Nashville, Tennessee Carol Sue passed away peacefully on July 31, 2020 at the age of 83. She was the daughter of the late Bentley Eli Vaught, Sr. and Maymie Gray Holland Vaught. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Jordan Hollins, Sr. She is survived by her three children: Laura Gray Hollins, John Jordan Hollins, Jr. (Laura), Carol Hollins Roden, and her four grandchildren: Caroline Elizabeth Roden, Jordan Kelly Roden, Meredith Grace Hollins, Emily Bryant Hollins, and her brother, Bentley Eli Vaught, Jr. Carol Sue was born and raised in Chattanooga, TN where she graduated from City High School in 1954. She later attended Auburn University and then moved to Nashville in 1957. That same year she was set up on a blind date with John Hollins, Sr. who was a 3rd year Vanderbilt Law student. They married the next year on June 29, 1958. She was a past president of the Barrister’s Club Auxiliary as well as a past member of both the Centennial Club and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was an avid reader who loved best-selling thriller novels. She also had a deep love for Neil Diamond music! For over 60 years, Carol Sue often traveled to Dauphin Island, AL and Destin, FL where she enjoyed sunning herself at the beach and making many memories with her children and grandchildren. She will also be remembered as a devoted Auburn football fan who was known to exclaim “How about them War Eagles!” every chance she got. She was a stay at home mother who loved her three children and her four grandchildren very much. She often remarked that she was “put on this earth to be a grandmother.” Lastly, she deeply loved her Westie dogs and treated them like royalty. The visitation will be held at Mount Olivet Funeral Home from ten thirty in the morning until twelve noon on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. A graveside service officiated by Dr. Sandra Randleman will immediately follow the visitation at Mount Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to First Presbyterian Church of Nashville or the Nashville Humane Association. Brookdale of Belle Meade, Richland Place, Compassion Care, and Alive Hospice all provided wonderful care for her in the past year. A very special thanks to David Sherman and Sandra Morrow at Richland Place as well as Ila Hatchett and the other caregivers of Compassion Care for their support and kindness during her final days. Active pallbearers are Kelly Roden, Ed Yarbrough, David Raybin, Murray Hatcher, John Wagster III, and Chris Hollins. Honorary pallbearers are Billy Boyers, John W. Wagster, Jr., Dr. Kent Kyger and Lunsford Meredith Hollins, III.

Services

  • Gathering of Family & Friends

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020

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KATHY ALEXANDER

August 4, 2020

John. Jr., Laura & Carol,

I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was such a delightful person & we enjoyed many laughs together over the years. The thing that cracked me up the most was her infatuation with Neil Diamond & her joyful anticipation of his next concert!

May the Peace & Love of the Lord be with you & yours.

Kathy Alexander

Renee Boswell

August 3, 2020

I am so very sorry to hear this. I thought the world of Carol Sue. Back in the day when I worked for Mr. Hollins she would call and ask to speak "to the old goat." We had many laughs over that and she was always just so kind, so friendly, and so fun.

Much love to Pup and the rest of the family We have lost a true Southern Lady.

Renee

JoAnn Johnson

July 31, 2020

Carol, I’m soo sorry for your loss. I remember your sweet mom from the rehearsal dinner. She will always live in your heart.

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