Carolyn Flewellen MARTIN

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MARTIN, Carolyn Flewellen

nee' Marie Carolyn Flewellen, died after a short illness on October 6, 2017, following several years of declining health. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, George Dewey Martin Jr.; daughter, Nell (Mrs. Gary Ruhl) and son, George Dewey Martin III. Her five grandchildren include Dana and Mark Gordon, Emily Martin (Mrs. Andrew Barrows), Matthew Martin, and Tucker Martin. Her two great-grandsons are Cooper and Samuel Barrows. Except for Tucker, who lives in Atlanta, they all live in Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties. On the Flewellen side, she is survived by a brother, William Banks Flewellen Jr.; his daughter, Linda (Mrs. Robert Gould), and her children, Daniel Gould and Mary Gould (Mrs. Jesse Salazar). His other daughter, the late Sandra Ann Flewellen, had two children, Lilly Marie Flewellen and Stephen Banks McKinney. Carolyn had one living first cousin, Rosie (Driggers) Wildes.

Carolyn was born in Charlotte, NC, on September 1, 1925 to parents who were originally Florida people. During the Depression, they retreated to Florida. Carolyn received her primary and secondary education in Macintosh and Hastings, respectively. All her later education pertained in some way to food and nutrition. She did her baccalaureate work at Florida State College for Women, graduating in Home Economics in the class of 1946, the last year the College was so called. Next, she did a dietetic internship in Duke Hospital in Durham, NC, following which she stayed on as a Staff Dietician. After about three years in that role, she secured a scholarship, earning a Master of Science in Public Health Nutrition at the University of Tennessee in 1950. Thus qualified, she returned to North Carolina, working for the State Board of Health as a Public Health Nutritionist. She served in various counties, several at a time, in eastern North Carolina. In 1955, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg health department created a position for a Nutrition Consultant at the municipal level, since the population of Charlotte alone would exceed that of several counties combined in eastern North Carolina. Carolyn answered the call, taking up her duties in April of that year. There she met George in Dilworth Methodist Church and they were married two years later. After more than ten years as a "career girl", Carolyn never again worked professionally, choosing instead to give her full energy and focus to being a wife and mother. Carolyn and George moved from Northern Virginia to Aston Gardens at Tampa Bay in January 2012.
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Sept. 14, 2018
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