Carolyn H. Scott

Published 2:21 pm Tuesday, January 23, 2024

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LEWISTON – Carolyn Holder Scott, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away peacefully on January 22, 2024, at ECU Health Bertie Hospital in Windsor, NC. She was surrounded by her loved ones as she transitioned into eternal rest. Born on February 22, 1944, in Hertford County, North Carolina, Carolyn lived a life filled with love, laughter, and dedication.

Carolyn’s interests were as vibrant as the flowers she tended to in her garden. Working amongst her beautiful blooms brought her immense joy. She also found solace in fishing and camping, relishing in the tranquility of nature’s embrace. Yet, above all else, her greatest joy came from her family and her beloved dog, Buck Shot. Carolyn possessed a unique talent for telling her husband, Clyde, exactly what to do, demonstrating her unwavering love and commitment to her marriage. Carolyn’s presence will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Her infectious laughter and warm spirit brightened the lives of those around her. As a member of the Growing Together Ministries, she found strength and solace in her faith. In the loss of Carolyn Holder Scott, a shining light has dimmed, but her legacy of love and devotion will forever burn brightly in the hearts of all who knew her.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her father, Paul Vernon Holder; her mother, Elizabeth Askew Holder; her daughter, Nancy Kay Smith; her sister, Kay Alston; her brother, Clarence Jackson Holder; and her grandson, William “Lil Billy” Joseph Dunlow, Jr.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Clyde, with whom she shared years of love and cherished memories. Her legacy lives on through her two sons, James “Jimmy” Lewis Dunlow, Jr. of Hamilton, NC, and William “Billy” Joseph Dunlow (Mia “Baby Girl”) of Tarboro, NC. Her daughter, Teresa Ann White (the late Dennis) of Askewville, NC, also carries her memory with pride. Carolyn also leaves behind her sister, Mary Alice White (her late husband, Wave) of Askewville, NC, and her brother, Paul Norman Holder (Gail) of South Carolina. Her love continues through twelve grandchildren and twenty-seven great-grandchildren.

Services to honor Carolyn’s remarkable life will be held at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service in Ahoskie, NC. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, from 6-7:30 p.m. A celebration of life funeral service will follow on Thursday, January 25, 2024, at 11 a.m., with Reverend Steve Farmer and Reverend David Ray officiating. Carolyn will be laid to rest at Hoggard Memorial Cemetery in Lewiston, North Carolina.

The Scott family has entrusted the caring professionals at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel to handle the arrangements during this difficult time. Those who wish to offer their condolences and share memories may do so by visiting