BURGAW — Carol Rae Futch Burns, 87, passed peacefully from her earthly life Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at her home. She was born Sept. 16, 1933, in Pender County to George Winter Futch and Eunice Byrd Futch.
In addition to her parents, Carol was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Beverly Clark Mason; and former spouse/friend, Ferman Burns.
Carol is survived by her daughters, Sherlynn Burns Richardson and Caroleigh Burns; grandchildren, Ashleigh Sholar and Seth Sholar, and his wife, Carol Luanne; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Shafer, and her husband, Ryan, and Kristen Mason; sister, Christine Futch Hamilton; niece, Patricia “Patti” Hamilton; and numerous cousins.
Many will remember Carol’s efficiency as a unit secretary at Pender Memorial Hospital, where she was employed for many years.
Carol’s joy in life was her beloved family. In years past, Carol enjoyed the beach, her little beach mobile home, and her beach group of friends. Her radiant smile brought sunshine into the lives of all who knew her.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 26, at Burgaw Cemetery with the Rev. Merrell McKoy officiating. The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the graveside service.
To Pearlene Wells and Decilla Byrd, Carol’s dear friends and wonderful caregivers, “There are not words to express our heartfelt thanks for the love and gentle care that you both so willing gave to our dear Carol.”
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