In Memory

Carole Taylor (Pepper)

Carole Taylor (Pepper)

JONESBORO — Carole Taylor Pepper passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 25, at her residence.

She was born and raised in Kinston, N.C., and had lived in Jonesboro since 1999, moving here from Easley, S.C. She was an executive assistant for Liberty Bank and was of the Presbyterian belief. She will always be remembered for her compassion, charity, thoughtfulness, love of all holidays and organization.

She was preceded in death by her father, Harold Taylor, and one stepson, Andrew Pepper. She also leaves behind her faithful companion, Scooby.

Survivors include her husband, Frank Pepper of the home; son, Todd Dudley of Greenville, N.C.; one daughter, Barbara Elden and husband Scot of Kinston; two stepdaughters, Sarah Pepper of Houston, Texas, and Jennifer Pepper of Evansville, Ind.; her mother, Dorothy Taylor of Kinston; two brothers, Bryant Taylor of Atlanta and Scott Taylor and wife Valerie of Supply, N.C.; one sister, Allyson Taylor and husband Keith of Atlanta; three grandchildren, Haley Dudley, Will Dudley and Ele Eden; and nephews, Harrison Taylor and Chandler Taylor.

A celebration of life service at the First Presbyterian Church in Kinston will be Sept 2 with a private burial following in Pinelawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure to the attention of Donor Services, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas 75265-0309; or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City 73123-1718.


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08/30/11 10:52 PM #1    

Bruce Akers

What a classy lady.  I knew Carole my whole life and never recall her saying an unkind word about anyone.  She always had a smile.  It was so great to see her at the reunion.  She fought the good fight.

08/31/11 09:59 AM #2    

Lou Ellen Wilkie (McWhorter)

Her sweet smile and infectious laugh will be missed by all of us. She always had one ready when she saw you. "Gone, but not forgotten" seems hokey, but she will live in our many memories of school, friendship and fun with her. I am just so glad she suffers no more.

08/31/11 01:57 PM #3    

Barbara Boone (Coley)

Carole was one of the sweetest people I have ever known. We had some very good times growing up. She always had a smile on her face. She was full of life, so loving and kind.

I am so glad you are not suffering any more, but I will miss you always!! You will be forever in my heart. I love you Carole!

08/31/11 10:35 PM #4    

Pattie Shoff (Halle')

Carole, even though I hadn't talked with her since High School - I remember her.  Seeing her picture from 69 - I remember that smile and the openess to make friends and make each perso feel special around her. 

Carole  you are gone from our sights now - You fought the good fight - you ran the race as a true champion, a strong warrior - now you are rest - no pain or suffering any more.  Rest now in peace my friend, Carole. 

Sadden at her passing - and lifting her family up in prayers - Carole - rest friend and one day all of us will be united once again.

God's Peace to you


09/01/11 09:53 PM #5    

Diane Jarman

I am so glad I got to see Carol so happy and full of life at the reunion.  She really had a good time and I had hoped and prayed for her so much to win her prayers are now with her family.  She is in God's hands now, and I know she is not in pain any more...God Bless you Carol 

09/06/11 07:38 PM #6    

Dianne Koonce (Rucienski)

I loved your smile, your caring ways, your laughter.  I giggle when I remember how excited you were when all the gang was practicing your cheers for games.  It was sad watching you go but I know we have an angel watching over us tonight.  

09/22/11 04:50 PM #7    

Becky Thompson (Rhine)

Carole, I loved you as a child...romping the halls of First Pres -- all those pot luck dinners and youth groups.  I see you, and Mickey Thigpen, racing on 3 wheelers in the halls!

Taylor, Thompson --- we were often seated next to, or nearby, during our school years.

Carole was a bastion of support for Cody - as they fought the same battle.

She was a dear friend - full of smiles and happiness, and I will always remember and be grateful for the times we had, especially the reunion!  What a gift for all of us!

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