Carolyn Sue Farley

July 23, 1940May 9, 2019

Carolyn Sue Farley, 78, passed away on Thursday, May 9th, 2019 after an 8 year struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born on July 23rd, 1940 in Davy, WV to the late Rans and Grace (Payne) Dangerfield. Carolyn is preceded in death by her brother R.E Dangerfield and sister Dean Linkous. Carolyn is survived by her sister Katie (Jack) Litz, of Kingsport, TN. Left to cherish her memory is her high school sweetheart, favorite sailor, best friend and loving husband LCDR Harold Farley Jr, USN, RET; two sons Butch (Dina) and Greg (Theresa); beloved grandchildren, Kaitlyn (Brandon) Vaughn, Kyle, Kaden, Sarah (Nich) Wilcoxson; a great grandson Mason and a host of other family and friends. Carolyn was a loving Mom and Mamaw. She was a Godly example and her legacy will live on in our hearts forever! Although she endured many challenges throughout her illness, she never complained or gave in to the difficulties that she faced on a daily basis. Carolyn was a true loving and supportive Navy Wife throughout Harold’s 30 year career, enduring long deployments and extended overseas separation. She was active in both Enlisted and Officer Wives clubs and enjoyed hosting holiday meals for single sailors away from home. She truly enjoyed her role as a Navy Wife and being a “surrogate Mom” to many hundreds of Navy men and women. Carolyn lived a life of devoted faithfulness and service to others. She was always willing to volunteer whenever or wherever needed. She loved the Lord and one of her greatest joys was ministering to others, especially seniors. Carolyn’s family would like to thank Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia in home respite care worker June Welch and Freda H. Gordon Hospice and Palliative Care (Rhonda Parker, Angela Isaacs, Chaplain Wanda Leffall, Judy McDonald and other staff) for their kindness, care and unfailing support throughout the latter part of this journey. Additionally, a special thanks to Karen Twiddy-Moore for her invaluable help and Curt and Debbie Seth for their love, support and many visits. A celebration of Carolyn’s life will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday May 17th at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 6329 E. Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the start of the service. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in Carolyn’s memory to Alzheimer’s Disease Research, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg MD 20871 or to CHKD, P.O Box 2156, Norfolk VA 23501. Condolences can be made to the family at


  • Rans Dangerfield, Father
  • Grace Dangerfield, Mother
  • R. E. Dangerfield, Brother
  • Dean Linkous, Sister
  • Harold Farley Jr., Husband
  • Butch Farley, Son
  • Dina Farley, Daughter-in-law
  • Greg Farley, Son
  • Theresa Farley, Daughter-in-law
  • Kaitlyn Vaughan, Grandchild
  • Brandon Vaughan, Grandchild in law
  • Kyle Farley, Grandchild
  • Kaden Farley, Grandchild
  • Sarah Wilcoxson, Grandchild
  • Nich Wilcoxson, Grandchild in law
  • Mason ,, Great Grandchild
  • Katie Litz, Sister
  • Jack Litz, Brother-in-law


  • Visitation: Friday, May 17, 2019
  • Celebration of Life: Friday, May 17, 2019
  • Interment: Friday, May 17, 2019


Carolyn Sue Farley

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Pat & Mark Stearns

May 17, 2019

Our condolences to the entire Farley Family for the loss of Mrs. Farley. She was a kind, warm, and loving. She will be missed by all her family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

bill sharp

May 16, 2019

Dickie: A voice from your past. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know Carolyn will be missed and I also know she is in a far better place. Take care in the days ahead.

Bill Sharp
Urbanna, VA

Karla Wall

May 14, 2019

Harold and Family, Carolyn was a role model for me as a young Christian woman, wife and mother. I will never forget her lovely smile, wit , strength and never ending generosity. My Mom spent time with her at church and spoke so fondly of her. She never met a stranger and I am blessed to have known her. Much love.

Sandra and Denver Christian

May 13, 2019

Many memories flood my mind, knowing Carolyn as a senior in high school and dating my brother, Dickie and she later became my sister in-law.We had alot of happy times together in early yrs of Dickies navy career, she spent some time in Cleveland with us.My husband Denver spent play time as a young child with her and other children in the coal camp where they lived in Panther, W.Va.The last fun and happy time we spent with Carolyn was 1996, we tk her and Dickie to dinner on a visit to Ohio, I will never forget, she said I am soo full I am about to pop, she had on a beautiful fushia outfit. We will see Carolyn again when our Lord takes us on to our heavenly home, Until then Carolyn, we love you.