SHELBY- Mildred Louise Humphries Carroll, 85, of Pleasant Ridge Church Road, Shelby, died on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
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A native of Cherokee County, S.C., she was born on Jan. 13, 1928, a daughter of the late Luther and Minnie Robinson Humphries. She was retired from Artex. Mildred was a longtime member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church and member of the Velda Holbrook Sunday School Class. She was a loving mother and grandmother.
Mrs. Carroll was a care-giver for her husband, Dillard, for many years before he passed away. Mildred was a caring, kind and friendly person with a wonderful sense of humor; she loved working in her yard and spending time with family and friends.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Alfred Dillard Carroll; five sisters; and one brother.
She is survived by her daughter, June Carroll Lail and husband Tim of Shelby; two sons, Steve Carroll and wife Lyn of Cliffside, and John Carroll and wife Beth of Boiling Springs; one brother, Lewis Humphries and wife Brenda of Gaffney; her grandchildren, Britt Carroll and wife Whitney of Newton, Brad Lail of Brooklyn, N.Y., Katie Lail of Boiling Springs, Lyndsay Carroll Dover and husband Matt of Spartanburg, Alex Carroll of Cliffside, and Madelyn and Emma Carroll, both of Boiling Springs; and two sisters-in-law, Olive Carroll Freeman and Mallie Carroll, both of Shelby.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at McKinney-Landreth & Carroll Funeral and Cremation Service.
Funeral Service: 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church
Officiated By: The Rev. Dr. J. Eric Davis and the Rev. Andy Olive
Burial: Church cemetery
Funeral Home: McKinney-Landreth & Carroll Funeral and Cremation Service is serving the Carroll family
Memorials: May be made to Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, 198 Pleasant Ridge Church Rd., Shelby, NC 28152 or The Dillard and Mildred Carroll Memorial Scholarship, c/o The Christian Service Organization, P.O. Box 997, Boiling Springs, NC 28017
Guest Register: www.mckinneylandrethcarroll.com
Published in Shelby Star on Nov. 10, 2013