A celebration of life for Mrs. Carolyn Elain Claiborne, 69, of Hopewell, who entered into eternal rest on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at John Randolph Medical Center, will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2013, at the Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Hopewell; the pastor, Rev. William Roberts, will eulogize. Interment will follow in the Mt. Sinai Community Cemetery. The immediate family will assemble at 1812 Freeman St., Hopewell, and may contact sister, Sylvia Johnson, at 804-541-1665.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the staff of Turner-Bland Funeral Home, Hopewell, the Rev. William N. Bland Jr. and Mr. James I. Gay, funeral directors. For more information or to leave an online condolence, visit us at

Published in The Progress-Index on Feb. 28, 2013