May 16, 2023
5:30 p.m.

Carol Winters Ollis, beloved mother and grandmother, age 85, of Morganton, NC passed away Friday, May 12, 2023. Carol was born on August 28, 1937 in Avery Country, NC to the late Howard Lindsay Winters and Lula Octavia Oakes Winters. Carol was a lifetime member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in various callings within her church. She was known as the candy giver, loved flowers, cooking, nature, animals, driving and exploring new places. She loved her family very much.

Carol is survived by her children, Anita Ollis Wilson, Lynn Ollis Pollard (Doug), Darrell Ray Ollis, Amy Ollis Padgett, and Russell Eugene Ollis (Renee Jopp); grandchildren, Seth Wilson, Madison Tapio, Nathan Wilson, Erika Goffin, John Pollard, Emily Hoyle, Nick Malone, Jake Malone, Christopher Ollis, Stuart Rhea, Jordan Rhea, and Anslie Ollis; six great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Greg Malone; brother, Emmitt Winters, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Carol is preceded in death by her ex-husband, James “Jim” Ollis; daughter, Drucilla Ollis Malone; siblings, Hazel Shook, Leonard Winters, Don Winters, Clarence Winters, Dick Winters, Ruth Winters, Ralph Winters, Orahlee Winters, and her beloved dog Patches.

A graveside service will be held at Glen Alpine Cemetery, Tuesday May 16, 2023 at 5:30 pm with Russell Ollis officiating. The family will speak to friends at the picnic area at Glen Alpine First United Methodist Church after the graveside.

Memorial contributions may be made to Amorem Hospice.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Anita and Madison: So sorry for the death of mother and grandmother. Love, Sandy Helton

—Sandra Helton
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Carol was best friends with my grandmother Juanita she was such a sweet lady and will be truly missed. My prayers are with the entire family though this time

—Kimberly Brewer
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I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Carols passing. I am happy to know that she has now gone to be with her mom, dad and all her siblings. I know that has been a beautiful reunion. I love all my family and when we all are reunited on the other side it will be beautiful.

—Jill Reid
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I love and will miss my Aunt Carol greatly. Some of my most special memories with her are how I loved going to her home when I was really little. I loved to go over and play with my cousins, and she would give us little treats. I have loved seeing her in church, and her always taking an opportunity to talk to me about “anything”. One of the last & sweetest things she & my cousin, Lynn did for me, was to visit with me, and they brought me a BIG box of “Sunshine”….which they had gone out and purchased LOTS of little thoughtful treasures (every single item was yellow like the sunshine), and was things to bring me good cheer & happiness on my many hard days as I went through chemotherapy after having breast cancer. Aunt Carol, thanks for you giving kindness, & your loving heart! Until we meet again, always remember that I love you❤️

—Jeanna Vickers
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Barbara’s Aunt and best friend. They grew up together and now can be together again. Blessings to the family.

—Barbara (Shook) Etter and Jack C Etter
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I love my great-aunt Carol. She is a wonderful and loving family member. I will always remember my aunt Carol.

—Mark Oakes

A wonderful lady in all situations. Sorry for your loss.

—Jerry Hoke
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Thoughts and prayers for the family. Carol (Mom) I will miss seeing and talking to you when I would come and visit Amy.

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To the family of Carol Ollis, We loved Carol dearly! She was an amazing woman who loved all people, especially the youth and children. She will be greatly missed! Until we meet again Carol, rest easy in the arms of Jesus! Love, The Wellman Family!

—Brenda and Freddie Wellman

Carol, I miss you already! May you rest well knowing you fought many great battles and won! Prayers for her family and those of us left behind. Until we meet again sweet friend!

—Glenda truax