Carolyn Key

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Carolyn H. Key

KANNAPOLIS - Carolyn Anita Helms Miller Key, 72, of Kannapolis, went to be with the Lord Friday, July 11, 2014, at her residence following a period of declining health.

She was born April 28, 1942, in Cabarrus County, daughter of the late William Kemp Helms and Mildred Viola Kanipe Helms.

Mrs. Key was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Senior Citizens Group. She was employed in the No. 1 Weave Room, Plant 1 at Cannon Mills for 39 years until she had to resign to care for her ill mother.

She enjoyed working in her yard, going to the beach and was an avid Kyle Busch fan. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Billy Rayvon Miller; and her second husband, Bobby Ray Key, Sr. Also preceding her in death were a daughter, Kimberly Ann Miller Golden; a granddaughter, Brittany Nicole Miller; and brother Wayne Loraine Helms.

Survivors include a daughter, Sherry Lynn Miller Harris of the home; son William Randall (Randy) Miller (Julie) of Salisbury; two stepsons, Bobby Ray Key Jr. and Michael Key, both of Kannapolis; sister Joyce Marie Helms Lazenby of the home; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements: Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 16 at Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Pastor Rick Adams. Interment will follow in Carolina Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 15 at Whitley's Funeral Home. At other times, they will be at the residence.

Memorials: The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the , 2316 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC 28027.

Online condolences may be made at
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Whitley's Funeral Home
1748 Dale Earnhardt Blvd
Kannapolis, NC 28083
(704) 933-2222
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Published in Salisbury Post on July 15, 2014
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