Mrs. Carolyn Ann Martin Malpass Kennedy, of 909 Lakeview Drive, died Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at home, surrounded by her family.
The funeral will be held at 2 pm Sunday, January 6, at First Baptist Church with Reverend Ray Ammons and Reverend Ron Cava officiating. Burial will follow in the Clinton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6pm – 8pm on Saturday, January 5, at First Baptist Church and other times at her home.
Born in Portsmouth, Ohio, Carolyn was the daughter of Beulah McCullen Martin and Harold Edward Martin. She was a member of First Baptist Church and the Faith Sunday School Class. Carolyn served on many church committees and witnessed to as many people as she could reach. In early 1970, Carolyn and Bobby bought a school bus and for several months took many children, friends and relatives to Northwood Temple Church in Fayetteville to revival where many found Jesus. She managed the family businesses; Bottoms Up Skating Rink and Royal Lane Mini Golf. Carolyn and Bobby went everywhere together, traveling all across the United States in dad’s minivan. What she loved most was spending time with her family, her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert (Bobby) Edward Malpass Sr., and Jack Stanley Kennedy; her father Harold Edward Martin and mother Beulah McCullen Martin; and a sister Norma Jean Hancock.
She is survived by her children, two daughters, Beverly M. Brewer (Keith) of Cornelius; Cynthia “Cindy” Malpass Nance (Bill) of Clinton; and son, Robert “Robby” Edward Malpass Jr. of Clinton; 5 grandchildren, Matthew Keith Brewer, Morgan Brewer Mustian (Dan), Robert Edward Malpass III, Andrew Wesley Nance and Christopher Lawrence Jenkins; and 4 great grandchildren, Coy and Rocky Brewer; and Trace and Corbin Mustian; two brothers, Mike Martin (Vicki) of Charleston, West Virginia; and Patrick Martin (Judi) of Lake Orion, MI, nieces Frankie McKenzie of Clinton, and Sarah Hancock Fuchs of Owensboro Ky.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 408 College Street in Clinton, NC or to a charity of their choosing.
Royal-Hall is honored to serve the family.