Peacock, Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service
1411 North Howe Street, Southport, NC
Carolyn Apple Rees
January 2, 1933 – July 4, 2019
Mrs. Carolyn Apple Rees, 86, of Southport passed away on July 4, 2019.
She was born January 2, 1933 in Greensboro, North Carolina where she attended Curry High School and Woman’s College of The University of North Carolina, now UNCG. Vacationing in Southport she met and married the love of her life, Samuel “Sammy” Rees, Jr.
She began her career working for the selective service. Upon her completion of real estate school she became a real estate broker working for Shirley Fowler Realty and Willetts Real Estate. She was a volunteer at Dosher Memorial Hospital.
The daughter of the late Charles Neal Apple, Sr. and Mozelle Griswold Apple. She was preceded in death by her husband Samuel Rees, Jr., a daughter Dianne Rees Carroll, a son Robert Allen Rees, and a brother Charles Neal Apple, Jr.
She is survived by a daughter, Susan Rees Bolduc (Johnny) of Boiling Spring Lakes; son, Tommy Rees (Mandy) also of Boiling Spring Lakes; grandchildren, Lisa Carroll Osborne, Jamie Carroll, Miranda Bolduc, John Bolduc, Samantha Bordeaux, Jessie Malpass, Jordan Grantham, Marissa Smart, and Justin Ramirez; 11 great grandchildren; one brother, Steve Apple of Oak Island; two sisters-in-laws, Eleanor Rees Jones of Southport and Suzzette Apple of Greensboro.
Pallbearers will be David Osborne, Jamie Carroll, Josh Keeler, John Bolduc, JB Bordeaux, Chad Malpass, and Chase Grantham.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Monday, July 8, 2019 at Bethel Baptist Church with Reverend Jeff Saggus officiating. Burial will follow in Northwood Cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to SECU Hospice of Brunswick, 955 Mercy Lane, Bolivia, North Carolina or Dementia Society of America, PO Box 600, Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901.
Online condolences may be made at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com. Peacock - Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, North Carolina.
- Visitation Monday, July 8, 2019
- Funeral Service Monday, July 8, 2019
Carolyn Apple Rees
July 7, 2019
Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead. I pray that Jesus would make himself known in a real and physical way so that you know that He is with you. I pray that He would bind up your aching hearts with the peace that only He can provide. I pray that there will be smiles, stories and laughter along with the grief and tears. Your Maw Maw was a strong and special lady and has left her imprint on your spirit for ever and always.
July 6, 2019
Carolyn was a very special lady and now she's home with friends and loved ones who went ahead of her, especially her children and Sammy. You're all in my thoughts and Prayers and I Pray God will give you peace during this time of loss. Love and Prayers.
July 5, 2019
You are all in my prayers! Ms Carolyn was such a special, wonderful lady.