SIKESTON -- Dolly Faye Chapman Carroll passed away Friday, Aug. 19, 2005, at her home in Sikeston.
She was born Jan. 1 in Texas to James Franklin Chapman and Amy Wheat Chapman.
She was married to Thomas Brice Carroll Sr.; he preceded her in death on Aug. 12, 1978.
Dolly was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and had worked at the International Shoe Factory until retirement.
There are many ways to describe Dolly: an avid gardener, an artist and a domestic goddess. Her talent with confections from the kitchen, interior decorating and her strokes from a paintbrush could not be equaled. Dolly was an excellent seamstress, making clothes for her children. Her adventurous spirit endeared her to many. Her quick wit, practical jokes and loving generosity made her a prominent figure in her neighborhood.
Survivors include: two daughters, Peaches Carroll Rogers of Bend, Ore., and Susan Carroll Vanover of Sikeston; one sister, Christine Boyer of Flora, Ill.; one daughter-in-law, Barbara Nanney Carroll of Sikeston; her grandchildren, Tom Rogers of Redmond, Ore., Donese Pogue of Bend, Kathy Carroll Braden and her husband, Derek, of West Des Moines, Iowa, Andy and Debbie Vanover of Sikeston and Carissa Stewert of Kennett; 14 great-grandchildren, three great-
great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, her beloved son, Tommy "Brice" Carroll Jr., and grandson, Michael David Carroll, preceded her in death.
Some lives go on forever in the hearts they touch. Our hearts dance with joy of the memory of Dolly's very special life!
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22 at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Dwayne Coleman will be officiating.
Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery at Sikeston.
Pallbearers will be: A.J. Vanover, Payton Stewart, Keith Stewart, Derek Braden, Austin Smith and Roger Huston.