Carolyn Halsema

Carolyn C. Halsema

"Loving Mother and Grandmother"

WAYNESVILLE, N.C. — Carolyn Chinn Halsema, 66, of Palmer Road, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2012, at The Homestead.

She was a native of Tippecanoe County and had lived in Charleston, S.C. until moving to Haywood County 10 years ago. She was the daughter of the late Ellsworth and Donna Newtson Chinn and was the wife of the late John Patrick Halsema, who died in 1997. Carolyn was also preceded in death by one brother Jim Chinn. Carolyn was a loving Christian lady, who enjoyed being a mother and grandmother. She was a master gardener.

She is survived by one daughter, Shannon Moody and her husband John, of Waynesville, N.C. and Charleston, S.C.; two brothers, Rick Chinn, of Lafayette and Jerry Chinn, of Calif.; one grandson, Alex Moody and several nieces and nephews.

A gathering of family and friends will be from 5 to 7 p.m. held Monday, December 10, 2012, at Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville.

Memorials may be made to Haywood Christian Academy Building Fund, 1400 Old Clyde Rd, Clyde, N.C. 28721

An on-line memorial register is available at "Obituaries" at

Funeral Home

Wells Funeral Homes
296 West Main Street Waynesville, NC 28786
(828) 456-3535

Published in the Journal & Courier from Dec. 9 to Dec. 11, 2012