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Carolyn McCall Austin


May 14, 2018

Carolyn McCall Austin

Carolyn McCall Austin, 85, of Penrose, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018, at Park Ridge Hospital.

A native of Transylvania County, she resided in Little River most of her life. She was the daughter of Lunia L. and Ruth Howell McCall.

She was strong in her faith and loved her Lord.

Being one of the founding families of Transylvania, she enjoyed studying the genealogy of her family lines. She was a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and Daughters of the Confederacy.

She enjoyed working with children and retired from Transylvania County Child Development.

She also loved to work in her yard cutting her own grass, while enjoying her beautiful flowers and feeding the birds.

She was predeceased by her husband, of 65 years, James Austin, who passed January of this year; her parents; her sister, Jacqueline Whitaker; and sons-in-law, Douglas Cooper and Robert Lambert.

She is survived by her three daughters, Paula Lambert Davis and husband, Charles, Debra Blackwell and husband, Hank, and Linda Souther and husband, Steve; her grandchildren, Robin Strait (Matt), Carol Walker (Wes), Michael Cooper (Kristin), Cassie Ashworth, T.J. Souther (Hannah), and Sarah Bond (Kell); and her great-grandchildren, Ava and Emma, Callie and Austin, Teagan, Lilli and Ellis, and Alina, Cooper, and Luke.

She always wore a smile and will be dearly missed by her family.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2018, at Little River Baptist Church.

The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Little River Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 51 Little River Baptist Church Road, Penrose, NC 28766.

Online condolences may be left at

Moody-Connolly Funeral Home cared for the family.


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