Riley Oran Carroll died peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on October 1, 2018 in Pawleys Island at the age of 86.
Riley was born in Asheville, North Carolina to Oran and Edith Carroll. He joined the Navy at 17 where he served on the USS Coral Sea Aircraft Carrier as a Boatswain’s Mate. After the Navy, Riley attended Asheville-Biltmore College and was a graduate of North Carolina State University where he received BS and MS degrees.
While working his way through school he worked at Bensen Aircraft Co. in Raleigh. He then began teaching at Cary High School and quickly moved into an administrative position in the Wake County School System as director of vocational education. He was also an instructor at North Carolina State, vocational director of Georgetown public schools and Wilmington, North Carolina public schools.
His many talents included his sense of curiosity and inventiveness. He encouraged students to see their potential to become productive citizens and was instrumental in starting various vocational programs.
For his 50th birthday, Riley fulfilled a lifelong dream of being a pilot, followed by 30 years as a flight instructor at Georgetown and Myrtle Beach airports.
In addition, he loved hiking the Appalachian Trail, riding motorcycles and driving through the North Carolina mountains with Marianne in their convertible. He loved mechanics and even built his own street rod. Riley was an avid Atlanta Braves fan, a Wolfpacker and NASCAR lover.
Riley is survived by his wife of 42 years, Marianne Carroll of Pawleys Island; his children, John Riley Carroll, wife Tonya, and Sara Carroll Williams, husband David, all of Pawleys Island; children by marriage, Wes Bellamy of Winston Salem, North Carolina and Kym Ward of Lillington, North Carolina. Riley and Marianne had 11 grandchildren: Maxie, Claudia, Grace, Colin, Joshua, Ian, Hannah, Samantha, Coleman, Roxane and Jeff; and one great-grandchild, Killian. He was a very loving grandfather.
A Celebration of Life was held on October 13, 2018 at 11 a.m. at The Abbey at Pawleys Island with a reception following. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Abbey at Pawleys Island, 46 Gathering Lane, Pawleys Island, SC 28585; or Amedisys Hospice, 391 Seaboard St., Unit 6, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.
Condolences may be sent to www.burroughsfh.com. The family would like to thank Marjorie Brown, Lora Castner, Tracey Buchanan, Ellie Hopkins and many others for their dedication and compassion for Riley and family.
Anna Elizabeth White Lambert, 82, the widow of Leroy “Jack” Lambert, went home to be with the Lord and her waiting loved ones Sunday, September 30, 2018, at her residence.
On January 3, 1936, in divine providence and for the blessing of many to come, Anna Elizabeth White entered this world in Shulerville community of Berkley County. Anna married the love of her life, Jack, on January 16, 1956 and celebrated 45 years together.
She was a member of Georgetown Pentecostal Holiness Church where she was a member of the Seniors Sunday School class. When others suffered loss, she was a loving and caring mother to the motherless. She leaves a Godly legacy as a loving wife, cherished mother and grandmother, and a caring sister and friend. She was a devoted student to the knowledge of God’s Word and her life fulfills Proverbs 31:30 “But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.”
She leaves behind: two children, Jackie Ann Lambert Alford and Roy Lee “RL” Lambert; six grandchildren, Christopher Lambert, Jessica Alford (Jared) Evans, Dillon (Megan) Alford, Hunter Lambert, Remington Lambert and Olivia Lambert.
She was predeceased by her husband; and a sister, Ella Hutchinson.
Mrs. Lambert was laid to rest in the Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens beside her beloved husband after a private service on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, directed by the Georgetown Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
The Lambert family received family and friends at her home until Tuesday.
McKenzie Funeral Home was honored to serve the Lambert family.