Anna K. Carawan

Published 4:49 pm Wednesday, February 21, 2024

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Anna Lois Kirklin Carawan, 99, formerly of Swan Quarter and most recently a resident of Three Rivers Health and Rehab Center in Windsor, died, on Monday, February 19, 2024.

Mrs. Carawan was born in Nashville, TN on March 26, 1924, to the late Isaac and Rozina Harris Kirklin. She was married to Roy Jarvis Carawan who preceded in her death.

Mrs. Carawan met her husband, Army Sergeant Roy Jarvis Carawan during WWII while he was stationed in Nashville, TN. At the time she and her sister were working at VULTEE, an airplane factory manufacturing planes for the war effort. She became a war bride when they later married. He was transferred to NY where they lived until he completed his military service. Afterwards, they moved to Swan Quarter where they lived for the remainder of their married life.

Mrs. Carawan was known to her family and friends for her excellent cooking, love for family, the mountains, and Tennessee, reading, her highly developed sense of humor, and dressing up and going places! She was a faithful church and community worker and read her Bible every evening for as long as she was able. Her family…even her great-grandsons love to share great stories about her.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at the family plot in Soule Cemetery. Pastor Jerald Craddock will officiate.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

Surviving is a son Roy J. Carawan (Lena) of Greenville; a daughter, Peggy Carawan of Wilson; three grandchildren: Neda Carawan Spinelli (Jim), R. Scott Carawan (Leigh Ann), William Kirklin Carawan. Four great-grandsons: Michael Hood, Dylan Hood, Noah Carawan, Joseph Carawan. Four great-great-grandchildren

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Denton, Wilson, and James; and four sisters, Sarah, Neda, Ola, and Audie.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Swan Quarter Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 97, Swan Quarter NC 27885.

Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.