A funeral service was held Tuesday, 11 a.m., at First Baptist Church Chapel by Dr. Stephen Pressley. Interment will follow Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Glenwood Memorial Park in Mooresville.
Carolyn was born January 19, 1925 in Wayne County, the daughter of Luther and Annie Garner Hollingsworth.
Carolyn grew up in Goldsboro and graduated from Women’s College in Greensboro in 1946 with a business degree. Following her college graduation, she taught business education in Thomasville, where she met James C. Austell. They married on July 2, 1949. She was a devoted wife and mother and enjoyed cooking, needlework and playing bridge. She loved her church, First Baptist, where she was a member of the Love Sunday School Class.
In addition to her parents, Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband Jim in 2002 and her daughter Anne in 1976.
Surviving are her daughter, Millicent Flake and husband Keith of Sugar Valley, GA, and her grandson, Adam Austell Flake of Atlanta, Ga.
Friends were received Tuesday from 10-11 a.m., prior to the service, in the church parlor.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to: First Baptist Church, 1000 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro, NC 27401.
Audio and written condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com.