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Carol Ritter Ewell.
Carol Ritter Ewell.

Carol Ritter Ewell, 74, of Southport passed away on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016.

Mrs. Ewell was born Nov. 22, 1941 in Macungie, Pennsylvania. Carol was the daughter of the late Robert Joel and Winifred Viola Ritter. In 1952, she moved to Easton, Maryland with her family and graduated from Easton High School in 1959, then went on to attend nursing school in Easton, Maryland.

She went into the banking industry in 1965 and was the branch manager for the National Bank of Cambridge on Woods Road. In 1982, she was installed as an officer of the Eastern Shore Group of The National Association of Bank Women as treasurer. She retired in 1988 for medical reasons.

Carol was a member of Warsaw Methodist Church in Warsaw. She had many hobbies including gardening, ceramics and working with stained glass but her favorite was loving and caring for her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Carol was preceded in death by a son, Mark R. Ewell, who died on April 30, 1996 and a brother, Joel H. Ritter on Oct. 16, 2002.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Perry T. Ewell, Jr. of Southport; one son, Michael P. Ewell of River Forest, Illinois; one daughter, Wendy K. Ewell of Oak Island; two sisters, Babette D. Greenwood of Hertford and Sharon Quidas of Preston, Maryland; two brothers, Sgt. Major Robert D. Ritter of Oak Island and David L. Ritter of Mathews, Virginia; and three grandchildren, Zachary T. Ewell, Alexander M. Ewell and Grace L. Ewell.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30 at Peacock-Newnam and White Funeral and Cremation Service Chapel in Southport. Visitation with a reception will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services, 429 Greenswamp Road, Supply, NC 28462 or Southport Rescue Auxiliary, 1029 N. Howe St., Southport, NC 28461.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Peacock-Newnam and White.

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