Carolyn Crowl


CHEROKEE - Carolyn Winifred Webb Crowl, age 90, died December 25, 2012. A Christmas angel has earned her wings.

Winnie was born on October 25, 1922 at Hazel Creek in Proctor, North Carolina to the late Fannie Cooper Whitaker and Clark Harrington Webb. An enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, she was raised in Cherokee and graduated from Swain County High School. Winnie attended Mary Washington College, subsequently graduating from The University of Virginia Hospital School of Nursing in 1944. Although she found herself living in various cities through the years, her heart never left the Smoky Mountains and she lived there the last eight years of her life. She engaged in many hobbies such as gardening, cooking, painting, and writing. She owned and operated the Pioneer Motel in Cherokee for many years.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her half-sister, Nancy Brandt. Survivors include her three children Judy S. Miller and her husband Dr. Frank B. Miller of Morganton, North Carolina, Stephen D. Shelton and his wife Diane R. Shelton of Powhatan, Virginia, and Gary J. Shelton of Virginia Beach, Virginia; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Saturday, December 29th at 2:00 pm at the LDS Chapel on route 441 in Cherokee. Graveside dedication will follow the service at the Drama Cemetery.

Online condolences at

Funeral Home

Crisp Funeral Home
669 Highway 19 South Bryson City, NC 28713

Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Dec. 28, 2012