Peacock, Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service

1411 North Howe Street, Southport, NC


Carolyn Frances Freshwater

December 27, 1945March 22, 2020

Carolyn Reim Freshwater, 74 of St. James, NC, passed away on March 22, 2020.

Carolyn was born December 27, 1945 in Tuscaloosa, AL, daughter of the late Dr. Norman Herbert Reim and Minnie Evelyn Avery Reim. She was a military wife, moving several times with her husband during his 24 years in the US Air Force. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Ken Freshwater; a son OK Bryant IV of Tuscaloosa, AL; two daughters, Tracy Carter of Morris Chapel, TN, and Deborah Silber of King George, VA; a step-son Kenneth B. Freshwater, III of Columbus, MS; a sister, Avery Ramspeck of Winchester, VA; a brother Norman Reim of Upper Black Eddy, PA; and nine grandchildren, OK V, Ashley, Zachery, Kaitlyn, Eric, Owen, Ethan, Caroline, and Christian.

Services for Carolyn will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions in Carolyn's name may be made to either St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at www.stjude.org or to the St. James Fire Department, 3628 St James Drive SE, Southport, NC 28461.

Online condolences may be made at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com.

Peacock - Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, North Carolina.


No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Carolyn Frances Freshwater

have a memory or condolence to add?

Stephanie Richardson

March 27, 2020

Carolyn and Ken were my neighbors for several years in Woodbridge. Carolyn's smile, spontaneous laugh, and friendly conversation were things I looked forward to and missed when they moved to Southport. She would be in the front yard smiling, waving as neighbors drove by, taking time to make everyone feel special chatting and getting caught up with each, taking genuine interest in conversations. Even after they moved, she and I kept in touch via facebook, and she always sent messages , especially during sad times to provide comfort and support. I always received handwritten Christmas cards which I was honored to receive every year. What a gal! She was such a fun person and I am proud to have known her and to call her my friend.

Joy Schoenberger

March 24, 2020

I met Mrs. Freshwater at her daughter Deb’s baby shower for her firstborn, Eric. I was struck by her strong, but gentle nature. It was so obvious how very much she loved her daughter and how proud she was of all Deb has accomplished. That brief meeting, coupled with many stories from Deb convinced me utterly of what a lovely and kind human being Mrs. Freshwater was.

To Deb and all her family, my sincerest condolences.