Carolyn Austin Harrelson

Born: Sat., Sep. 10, 1938
Died: Fri., May 26, 2017

Funeral Service

Sun., May 28, 2017
Location: Bethesda Presbyterian Church

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Carolyn Austin Harrelson, 78, of 779 Allison Rd. Ruffin, died Friday May 26, 2017 at the Brian Center. Born in Danville, Virginia daughter of the late James C. Austin & Mary Rawlins Austin.  Mrs. Harrelson graduated from Cobb Memorial High School in 1956, where she attended all twelve years, and was valedictorian.  She then attended Stratford College, graduating with an AS in Business in 1958.  Following graduation from Stratford she was employed by Manning, Perkinson, and Floyd Tax Accountants, which later became Goodman and Co., which eventually became Dixon, Hughes, Goodman Co.  She was a dedicated and faithful employee for over fifty years.  She continued working for Danvillle Pathologists until September 2016.  She also did tax services at home.  Her health began to decline in January of 2017, and continued to decline.  She had been in Danville Regional Medical Center and Annie Penn Memorial Hospital, finally going to the Brian Center in May, where she remained until her unexpected death on May 26, 2017.

Mrs. Harrelson joined Bethesda Presbyterian Church in 1961, where she was very active until her death. She was a member of the Women of the Church, and Church Clerk.  She was also very active with the Caswell Parrish, and the AWBA.  

Surviving are her beloved husband of nearly fifty-six years Hiram “H.T.” Turner Harrelson Jr. of the home; one daughter, Mary Regina Harrelson of Ruffin, two sisters Virginia A. Nelson (Billy) of Danville, VA, Sue A. McMinnis (Donnie) of Danville, VA.  

Funeral Services will be held 2:00pm Sunday May 28, 2017 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends following the service at the church, and other times at the home.  

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Caswell Parrish P.O. Box 967, Yanceyville, NC 27379.  

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Pat Rowland
   Posted Sat May 27, 2017
Just wanted to let Carolyn's family know that I send my sincere condolences to all of you. I've known Carolyn for many years...haven't seen her too much since retirement, but enjoyed seeing her recently at a Presbytery meeting and @ the Caswell Parish Board mtgs. several years ago.

May she rest in peace.

Pat R.

joe cobb
   Posted Sat May 27, 2017
I am sorry for your loss. I know you and genial will miss her

   Posted Mon May 29, 2017
I was so sorry to hear about Carolyn, she was such a sweet person and always so kind to everyone. We had alot in common and she would say....TAX, TAX we helped each other alot by just talking. Will miss her.. Lou Slade

Stephanie McGuire
   Posted Thu June 01, 2017
I was so sorry to hear of Carolyn's passing. She hired me at Manning, Perkinson and Floyd right out of college. It was a real education working with her. I will never forget those black warrior pencils she used down to a nub. She did not waste a thing. Carolyn was a great boss and friend. She was a big influence on me and how I work. Turner and Gena, my prayers are with you.

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