Mrs. Carolyn Black, a homemaker of the Maggart Community, died peacefully at her Grisham Hollow Lane home at 3:50 a.m. Tuesday morning December 3, 2019 at the age of 76 with her family at her bedside. She was pronounced deceased at 5:15 a.m. by Avalon Hospice of Cookeville who had been assisting her family during Mrs. Black’s battle with breast cancer.
Mrs. Black’s pastor, Sister Peggy Sutton, officiated at the 10 a.m. Friday morning December 6th memorial celebration of Mrs. Black’s life. A private interment service will be conducted, just for the family, at a later date on the family farm. Mrs. Black will be cremated at Cumberland Family Services in Algood.
Born Carolyn Ann Harrell in the Community of Estill Springs in Franklin County on January 8, 1943, she was the daughter and one of thirteen children of the late Gilbert Thomas Harrell and Lillie May Bates Harrell.
Six siblings preceded her in death, Kenny Leonard Harrell, Betty Harrell Franklin, Doris Harrell Bailey, Rosemary, Linda and Shelton Harrell all of whom died as infants.
She was united in marriage on November 1, 1961 in the Vanleer Community of Dickson County to Dickson County native Bobby Lee Black who died at the age of 80 on January 25th of this year.
In 1979 Mr. and Mrs. Black purchased and moved from Mt. Juliet to the former Lewis Farm in the Grisham Hollow
Mrs. Black was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Church of God in the Nameless Community of Jackson County.
Surviving are her four children, Vincent Black of Dickson, Keith Black of the Maggart Community, Kirk Black and wife Rachel Norris Black of the Hogans Creek Community, Crystal Black of the Maggart Community; two foster children, David Harrell and Laurie Harrell both of the Maggart Community; two sisters, Margie Clark and husband Bobby of Westmoreland, Janice Mayhugh and husband Bruce of Smyrna; four brothers, Larry Harrell and wife Margaret of Ardmore, TN, Clay Harrell and wife Carol of Mt. Juliet, Wayne Harrell and wife Julie, Marty Harrell and wife Mary all of Woodbury; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.