Carolyn B. Haney
Carolyn Bryant Haney, 72, of Southern Pines, passed away Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, in Pinehurst.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 1 p..m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at Old Bethesda Cemetery, Aberdeen, with the Rev. Jonathan C. Wallace officiating with Rev. Ken Rahal, Manor Care chaplain. Special music will be provided by Robbie and Steve McKenzie. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Boles Funeral Home, Southern Pines.
Mrs. Haney was born Dec. 30, 1938, in Carthage, to the late Herman Russell Bryant and Mildred Key Bryant. During the last few months of her life, she was a resident at Manor Care of Pinehurst, where she was well cared for by her family and the staff.
Mrs. Haney was a graduate of Southern Pines High School’s class of 1957 and attended Carthage High School from 1953-1956, where she studied business administration. She was on the Lady Blue Knights basketball team, tapped into the National Beta Club, sang in the glee club and was elected “Senior Superlative Best Looking.” After graduation she served as an esteemed government official for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, D.C.
In the early 1960s she returned to Southern Pines, bringing her business skills and talents to several local businesses, foundations and establishments while she fulfilled her most rewarding role as a wife, mother and grandmother.
Mrs. Haney was well-known as the owner and proprietor of Carolyn’s Ladies Specialty Shop at 116 NW Broad St. in Southern Pines, from 1991 until 2004. Carolyn’s sponsored many fashion shows for local civic groups and supported countless charities throughout Moore County. Post retirement she worked as a volunteer in Miss Hallie’s House, a division of the Moore County Coalition for Human Care.
Mrs. Haney was a member of Bethesda Presbyterian Church of Aberdeen, where she served on the Communion committee, kitchen committee, congregationall care committee and worked in the nursery. She served youth dinners, baked pies for the sick and grieving, participated in the hanging of the greens and provided many beautiful floral arrangements for Sunday worship services. She had her own crochet ministry, making hats, sweaters, booties and blankets for newborns and stylish warm hats for chemo patients.
Mrs. Haney was well-loved in the community and by her church family, especially the children of Bethesda, who called her Grandma Carolyn.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Donald Ray Haney; two daughters, Terry Haney Hardison-Dalton and her husband, Kevin E. Dalton, of Aberdeen, and Donna Rae Haney and her husband, E. Dale Simmons, of Ash; three grandchildren, Brittany and Patrick Hardison, of Aberdeen, and Victoria Rose Haney, of Ash; two sisters, Marian Bryant Maness, of Ramseur, and Patricia Bryant Myers, of Asheboro; two brothers, H. Russell Bryant, of Eastwood, and Dr. Jason Davis Bryant, of Marian; and two sisters by marriage, Jean Haney Webb, of Knoxville, Tenn., and Linda Haney Flanagan and her husband, Dwight Flanagan, of Southport.
She was preceded in death by her brother C.W.O. Bruce Edward Bryant, of Southern Pines; and her parents, Herman Russell Bryant Sr., of Sanford, and Mildred Key Bryant, of Southern Pines.
Online condolences may be made at www.bolesfuneralhome.com.
Boles Funeral Home in Southern Pines is serving the family.