Carol Belk
1927 - 2014
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Carol Grotnes Belk CHARLOTTE - Mrs. Belk passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of August 25, 2014, in her home at The Cypress. Carol was born in Park Ridge, Illinois on August 27, 1927 to the late Irene and Carl Grotnes. She is also predeceased by her sister, Madeline; brother, Charles and daughter-in-law, Anne Belk. She is survived by the love of her life, Irwin "Ike" Belk of almost 66 years. They were married September 11, 1948. Carol is also survived by her sons and daughters: William Irwin Belk (Georgia), Irene Belk Miltimore (Dean), Marilyn Belk Wallis (Edward) and Carl Grotnes Belk (Beth), as well as her brother, Eugene Grotnes (Nancy) of Atlanta, Georgia. In addition, she is survived by her grandchildren: Christopher Belk, Irwin Belk, II (Monica), Suzanne Belk, Mary and Carol Miltimore, David and Patricia Belk and Edward and Mary Ellen Goode, Charlotte and Jamee Wallis. Carol was a devoted wife to Ike and always had his best interest at heart. They loved to travel and especially enjoyed deep sea fishing. She loved to claim that she caught the biggest catch. Carol was proud of her Norwegian heritage and was well known for her Norwegian pancakes, which were delicious. She enjoyed her service as a founding trustee to Charlotte Latin School and as a board member of Discovery Place. Carol loved to grow orchids and share them with friends. She trusted and loved her Lord Jesus Christ, and was a friend to all. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, August 28, at 11:00 a.m. at Myers Park Presbyterian Church, 2501 Oxford Place. A reception will be held in Oxford Hall following the service. In lieu of flowers the family would suggest memorials to Charlotte Latin, 9502 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28277 and Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202. Condolences may be offered at www.HarryandBryantFuneralHome.com.
Published in Charlotte Observer from Aug. 27 to Aug. 28, 2014.
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September 9, 2014
Dear Belk Family,
May God keep you and bless you at this sorrowful time. We are saddened at learning of Carol's passing. May God's perpetual light shine upon her.
The Dugan Family.
Hugh Dugan
September 6, 2014
Mr. Belk, Carl and families,
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. My mother (Hazel) and Aunt Virginia always spoke so fondly of Mrs. Belk. You have our deepest sympathies.
Tom and Gail Robinson
Tom Robinson
September 1, 2014
I am so, so, sorry for your loss. I had a few private moments with her when you two were up here for the dedication for the new ASU Library. She was the same age as my mom, and we had a lovely, few private moments to connect. She so loved her husband and her family and we had a special conversation about that. Ike, I hope you have strength and lovely memories to fortify you going forward with this loss. I am so, so sorry that you've lost a lovely light in a spouse, mother and grandmother...
Lynne Lysiak
August 31, 2014
With deepest sympathy and condolences to the family. May the God of tender mercies comfort you at this difficult time... He promises to wipe all tears from our eyes, and there will be no more death, suffering, crying or pain.
JL Richards
August 29, 2014
Bill, Carl and families... we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you all,
Jeannie DeMarco
Joe Yochem
August 28, 2014
As a former employee at the Asheville Belk location, I had the pleasure of working with Carl Belk for several years. My family and I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Carl and all of the Belk family for the loss of your beloved Mother and family member. Pamela Cook-Tate and Roger Tate.
August 28, 2014
Carol was a gracious, warm, and generous hostess to us when we visited with the Belk's in Florida on several occasions. Her love of family, the Church, and friends was an inspiration to all. Thank God for the life of Carol Grotness Belk! Nancy and John Griffith
August 28, 2014
I am thinking of you all with love....remembering all the times we played in your yard, games like kick the can... catching lightening bugs, climbing up to the tree house and jumping out! Yelling at Brownie.
Being yelled at by our parents :D YOUR mom was so patient with us all!
I love you guys and pray for your family to have peace in the midst of this loss.
jane Bolles Hixson
August 28, 2014
Marilyn,Irene and the Belk Family-
We are so sorry for your loss-You are in our thoughts and prayers-

Mike and Sandy Masterman
Mike Masterman
August 28, 2014
I'm really sorry I couldn't be there. I remember Carol treating me almost like a son. Please know Kristen and I will be praying for your family to be comforted by God.

Korey Newton
12308 Harcourt Drive
Raleigh, NC 27613
(919) 812-6279
August 28, 2014
To the family - May you be comforted by the peace of God during this most challenging time and in the years to come.
August 28, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Carol Belk -- may God bless you all. Alice Roess, ASU Board of Trustees
Alice Roess
August 27, 2014
Hello,
I am very sorry for your loss. although I never meant Mrs Belk I do know what it feels like to lose a loved one 1
August 27, 2014
Every night I look forward to and I am very grateful to be blessed to be able to come to work here at the Belk library at Appalachian State. The smiles on Appalachian students' faces and the learning that takes place here will always be reminders of your loved one's kindness. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
August 27, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss of a gentle and love women. We all admired how she cared for her family and close friends. She We all will miss Carol terribly.
Jack Talansky
August 27, 2014
Sending my love and prayers to the entire Belk and Grotnes family. She will be missed dearly. Loved her so much.
Lawrie Talansky
August 27, 2014
Sorry for the loss of your loved one may you rely on the God of all comfort in your time of sorrow.
August 26, 2014
"I want to express my condolences to the Belk and Grotnes Family,and appreciation for all they have done for the Purdue University campus and community."

Linda Young
West Lafayette In.
August 26, 2014
I wanted to express my condolences to the Belk Family, and also appreciation for all they have done for the campus and community at Appalachian State University.
Sali Gill-Johnson, Arts & Cultural Programs
Sali Gill-Johnson
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