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CAROLINE KIRKMAN

MOUNT AIRY — Mrs. Caroline Boyles Kirkman, 85, of Mount Airy, widow of Lassie Kirkman, passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at the Northern Hospital of Surry County. Mrs. Kirkman was born Jan. 19, 1928, in Surry County, the daughter of the late Wayne Ronald and Ila Felicia Norman Boyles. Mrs. Kirkman was retired from Central Telephone Company after 30 years of service and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Mount Airy. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Rodney George of Mount Airy and Carol and Curly Powell of Mount Airy; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Sue Kirkman of Mount Airy and Donnie and Joan Kirkman of Tobaccoville; grandchildren, Buffie Kirkman of Winston-Salem, Kimberly Beeson and Troy of Raleigh, Andy Kirkman of Honolulu, Hawaii, Jimmy George of Cornelius, Melissia Golding and Dale of Mount Airy, April Badgett and Kenny of Mount Airy, Kirk George of Mount Airy, Stephanie Hall and Ray of King and Travis Powell of Mount Airy; great-grandchildren, Taylor Golding, Abby Golding, Hunter Badgett, Karleigh Badgett, Brilee Badgett, Cody Hall, Brandy Rhodes and Brandon, Lucas Beeson, and Braden Beeson; great-great-granddaughter, Rylee Rhodes; sister, Felicia Beamon of Clearwater, Fla.; and a brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Lib Boyles of Mount Airy. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Kirkman was preceded in death by her son, Larry Kirkman; and a sister, Jennie Lee Pender. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at 3 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Alex Martin and Dr. Jon Cawley officiating. Interment will follow in Skyline Memory Gardens. The Kirkman family will receive friends on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home of Mount Airy and other times at the home of her daughter, Carol Powell, 120 Farmbrook Road, Mount Airy, NC 27030. Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 314 S. Franklin Road, Mount Airy, NC 27030; or to Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, 401 Technology Lane, Mount Airy, NC 27030. The Kirkman family wants say a special thank you to Rosa Dizon and staff of Mountain Valley Hospice and the staff of the Skilled Care at Northern Hospital of Surry County. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.






Published in Mount Airy Newspapers from Sept. 12 to Sept. 13, 2013
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