March 29, 1920 ~ November 27, 2009
Born in: Memphis, TN,
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Carolyn Maddox Gardner, 89, died suddenly Friday, November 27, 2009. Mrs. Gardner was born March 29, 1920, in Memphis, TN, to the late Nelson and Patsy Felts Maddox, but moved with her family to Asheville at the age of two. She was married in 1946 to Andrew E. Gardner, a former US Marshall for the Western District of NC, who preceded her in death in 1981. She was also predeceased by her siblings, Bessie Holcombe, Elsie Herron, Erskine Maddox and Giles Felts Maddox. Mrs. Gardner is survived by a daughter, Dale G. Lipe of Asheville; a son, Tim Gardner and his wife, Debbie, of Fairview; four grandchildren, Krissy Lipe Wheeler and husband, Clay, of Arden, Andrew Lipe of Asheville, Sarah Gardner Presley and husband, Michael, of Fairview and Molly Gardner of Fairview, and two great-grandchildren, Savannah Maddox Wheeler and Avarie Grace Presley. The funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. Monday at Beverly Hills Baptist Church, where she was a charter member and active member for the past 58 years. The Rev. Dr. William D. King will officiate with interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Park, Black Mountain. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assn., 31 College Street, Asheville, NC 28801, or to ABCCM, 30 Cumberland Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801.