July 7, 1942 ~ August 20, 2018

Born in: Black Mountain, NC,
Resided in: Arden, NC

Carolyn Joan (McCall) McGuire, 76, of Arden, went Home Monday, August 20, 2018 at Elizabeth House, Hendersonville. Born in Black Mountain, she was the wife of the late Gerald Lee McGuire, who passed April 1, 2010, and the daughter of the late Glenn Aurault and Virginia (Ballard) McCall. She was also preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey McGuire, and a brother, Larry McCall. She was employed as the Benefits Co-Ordinator for Buncombe County Schools for 27 years until her retirement, and also worked for TJ Maxx on Tunnel Road for 21 years. Carolyn never met a stranger. She had a loving heart and welcomed everyone into her home as part of the family. She will be missed by those whose lives she touched. She is survived by 3 daughters: Kim McGuire, Wendy Kilpatrick, and Cindy Lindsey, all of Arden; 6 grandchildren: Cynthia Cantrell, Stephanie Kilpatrick, Justin Lindsey, Emilie McGuire, Mallory McGuire, and Kara Wayman; 2 great-grandchildren: Ariana and Tempest Lindsey; and 2 sisters: Sandra Martin of Greenville, SC, and Ann Moore of Lavonia, GA. She was Nani to Kristen, Andrew, Tori, Sophia, Kaylen, Matthew, and Peyton. Graveside services will be held at 11 AM on Friday, August 24, 2018 at Avery’s Creek Methodist Church Cemetery with Chaplain Jack Taylor officiating. Friends and family will be received from 6 to 8 PM Thursday, August 23, 2018 at Groce Funeral Home, 72 Long Shoals Rd., Arden.

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  1. What a precious lady. We worked together at Buncombe County Schools. Her brother, Larry McCall was one of my husband’s best friends. His wife, Trudy, was such a joy. Now, they are all together in Heaven. What a reunion. I am praying for comfort for her family that she loved very much.

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  2. Surprised and so sorry for your loss. Been thinking a lot about Carolyn lately, wish I had listened to my little voice. I always thought of her as my 2nd momma instead of a mother-in-laws, I will miss her. God Bless and bring y’all thru this time of need.

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  3. Cindy, Wendy, Kim and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet mother. Anytime she came in to Arcadia, she always had a smile and make a point to speak to everyone and ask how they were. A kinder person could not exist, prayers for you all during this difficult time.

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  4. Joan was an amazing Lady with a beautiful smile! She was one of my favorite cousins. Sending my love to her amazing family who loves her very much.

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  5. Dear Family ;
    Our hearts are broken but it is well with our souls to know Joan and Gerald are reunited-What a pair they were ! I adored them both and considered it an honor to assist them the last 19+ years here at Allstate. They shared so many many stories of the kids and g’kids…and their friends…. because as we know once entered the McGuire home you were FAMILY! May God be with each one of you in the days and times to come-You have our hearts, you have our prayers.
    Your Girls at The Rona Church Allstate Agency

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  6. She had the sweetest smile and heart. She will be missed terribly. My thought and prayers are with the whole family. My heart really hurts.

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  7. Cindy, Wendy & Kim,
    So sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a very sweet, caring and loving women who welcomed all she met but what a celebration in Heaven she is having with Gerald and Jeff and may it bring you peace and comfort knowing you will see them again one day. Our thoughts and prayers are with you….
    Jim, Irene, Richard & Donna Luther

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  8. Having taught in the Buncombe County Schools for 30+ years, I had the opportunity to see Carolyn quite often. She was a wonderful person and was so easy to work with. She knew the job and did it well!! Her smile was contagious!!! There will never be another Carolyn McGuire. Thoughts and prayers for the family.
    Sheila Miller

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  9. Carolyn was such a dear sweet person..sorry for your loss. I have many wonderful memories of our time at Buncombe County Schools Lunch Ladies get togethers.

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