April 22, 1907 ~ May 6, 2004

Born in: Waynesville, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Theodora “Theo” Hill Carraway, 97, of 105 Norwood Avenue, Asheville, died Thursday, May 6, 2004, in Greenville, NC. A native of Waynesville, she was the daughter of the late James E. and Tempe Hill Carraway. A graduate of St. Genevieve College, she did graduate work UNC-Chapel Hill and Columbia University. She was an art teacher in the Asheville City Schools and later worked in the Planning Department for the Buncombe County Metropolitan Sewage District where she designed the master plan for the MSD. She also worked in the mapping division of the Buncombe County Tax Office. Following her retirement she operated a custom enameling business with her dear friend Hillie McConnell selling their wares in Gatlinburg and New York City. She helped found the Asheville chapter of Friends of the Library and was a founding member of the Asheville Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution. She was active at the national level of Alcoholics Anonymous. She delivered Meals on Wheels until the age of 90 and volunteered at the UNC-A Botanical Gardens where she operated the gift shop cash register. She lived independently and was active in the community until her 96th year when a broken hip forced her to give up her home and her busy routine. She is survived by her godson, William Rivers of Ft. Myers, FL, and countless friends who became her family in later years. Graveside services will be 3:00 pm Sunday at Calvary Episcopal Churchyard with the Reverend Donald N. Welborn officiating. Memorials may be made to Friends of the Library, c/o Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801.

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