Carolyn Bartlett Lyons, 73, of Fries, passed away Friday morning at her home.
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Carolyn was born in Galax on April 3, 1939, to Albert Gladstone and Agnes McKnight Bartlett.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, A.G. Bartlett.
Carolyn graduated from Fries High School in 1957. She received her teaching degree form Radford College in 1961. She was a devoted teacher, coach and mentor for 40 years retiring from Grayson County School System in 2001. Following her retirement she continued to substitute for several years. Her passion for teaching was evident as she touched lives of so many.
She was a member of the Galax-Grayson Retired Teachers Association, a member of the Fries Woman's Club, a member of the Fries High School Wildcats Sports Hall of Fame.
Carolyn was a long-time dedicated member of the Stevens Creek United Methodist Church.
Her sweet smile reassuring calmness, creativity, excellent cooking and friendship will be dearly missed.
Survivors include her husband, Don L. Lyons of Fries, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Jeanie and Terry Brooks of Clayton, N.C.; grandson, Merritt Brooks; sister, Nancy B. Watson of Fries; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was held Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the Stevens Creek United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tim Smith officiating. Burial followed in the Providence Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Elk Creek Fire and Rescue Department, the Fries Fire and Rescue Department or the Stevens Creek United Methodist Church.
A guestbook is available online at www.vaughanguynn.com.
Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Published in Galax Gazette from Feb. 20 to Feb. 21, 2013