Ms. Yvonne (Baxley) Carswell, 76, of Graceville, beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, passed away on Monday, June 10, 2013, after an extended illness. Ms. Carswell was born on May 25, 1937 to J.B. and Mary V. (Patterson) Baxley. Ms. Carswell had been retired for many years and enjoyed sewing, gardening, reading, spending time with family and visiting with friends.
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Ms. Carswell was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, James Merdis Carswell; an infant son and daughter; her father, J.B. Baxley and her mother, Mary V. Peters; her brothers, James L. Baxley and Edward Baxley; her brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Judy Peters and her sister-in-law, Ann Peters.
Ms. Carswell is survived by her son, Ricky Carswell (Judy) of Merritt Island; daughter, Tamie Keller (Greg) of Fadette, Ala.; son, Ronnie Carswell of Graceville; her grandchildren, Christy Woodham (Rusty), Jamie Carswell, Melissa Williams (Jerrad), Jared Carswell, Lauren Roland (David), Brandon Keller and Cody Carswell; her brothers, Bill Baxley (Betty) of Miss., John Wayne Peters (Helen) of Marianna, and Charles Peters (Joett) of Noma; her sisters-in-law, Merle and Bessie Baxley of Plant City; her great-grandchildren, Dylan Durrance, Wes Holley, Emma Holley and Gracen Holley and Sydney Carswell; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Williams Funeral Home of Graceville with the Rev. Kent Lampp officiating. Burial followed at Marvin Chapel in Graceville. The family received friends at Williams Funeral Home on Tuesday evening, June 11, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. Flowers will be accepted or contributions can be made to Covenant Hospice, 5041 North 12th Avenue, Pensacola, Florida 32504.
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on June 19, 2013