Obituary for Ann Carolyn Hale Simpson
Ann Carolyn Hale Simpson, 84, of Dublin passed away Saturday, April 2.
She was born September 19, 1937 in Pulaski to the late Dewey Elmore Hale and Hazel Hawkins Hale.
Carolyn graduated from Pulaski High School, class of 1954 and her activities included being a majorette and dancer. Shortlythereafter, she dated and married Ronny Simpson. They were happily married for 49 years.
Carolyn’s career included working in journalism, banking, and she later retired as the President of Simpson Construction Company. She was a mentor, sponsor, and coach for the majorette program at Dublin High School for nearly ten years. Carolyn dearly loved to dance and she and Ronny enjoyed many activities at Thorn Spring Golf Club.
As a longtime member of Fairlawn Presbyterian Church, she was very involved in the life of the church there. She loved spending time with her grandchildren – especially playing cards (quite competitively), keeping up with their activities, and attended their sporting events whenever possible. She was also very proud of great grandchildren and they affectionately called her “GG”.
Carolyn was preceded In death by her Parents, and her husband Ronald (Ronny) C. Simpson. She is survived by two sons: Ron Simpson (Robin) Columbia, SC., Patrick Simpson (Sue) Winston-Salem, NC. Seven grandchildren: Christine Baxter (Brett), Stacy Lyons (Tim), Kevin Simpson (Sunshine), Sara Thomas (Julius), Turner Simpson (Sarah), Anna Catherine Simpson (Will), Claire Simpson (Kyle). Six great-grandchildren, a Sister, Doris Elaine Rupe of Pulaski, and a sister-in-law, Elizabeth “Betty” Willard Simpson of Winston Salem, N.C.
A Celebration of her life will be held at the Fairlawn Presbyterian Church on Saturday, April 9, 2022, 3pm with a receiving of friends/reception to follow. Graveside service will be private. Service can be streamed live. The Facebook link can be found on this site. http://www.fairlawnpc.org/ You can also view the service and livestream at youtube.com and enter Fairlawn Presbyterian Church (Fairlawn, VA) in the search bar.
The Simpson family is in the care of Norris Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski. To send an online condolences please visit www.stevensfuneralhomepulaski.com. Emails, pictures, condolences to the family can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Fairlawn Presbyterian Church, general fund. 6900 Pulaski Ave, Fairlawn, VA 24141 or online http://fairlawnpc.org/online-giving/
April 6, 2022 @ 3:04 pm
Carolyn will be sadly missed. She was a cousin of mine on the Hale side (my grandmother was a Hale on my mother’s side). She was one of the funniest people I have ever met. At a cousin reunion, along with my other crazy cousins, she kept us all laughing. Carolyn was a very smart woman. A devout woman and felt very strongly about the social justice issues of the day. It sounds like a cliche, but she was “a woman ahead of her time.” May she and Ron continue that laughter in Heaven.
April 8, 2022 @ 4:04 pm
My deepest sympathy for all who knew and Loved her. I loved her and always enjoyed our relationship since I was a baby. RIP Cuz