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Obituary: Wimp Carroll


Harold Winfred “Wimp” Carroll, 85, passed away at his home on June 12, 2011. Wimp was born on May 2, 1926 in Orange County, N.C., to the late Hugh Patterson Carroll and Annie Couch Carroll.

Wimp was a member of the Carrboro United Methodist Church for 64 years. He served in various positions in the church, including the board of trustees, and he was a member of the Methodist Men’s Club. Wimp worked more than three decades for the U.S. Postal Service as a letter carrier and was also on the Chapel Hill Planning Board.

Wimp enjoyed square dancing, the UNC Tar Heels, and loved playing sports – if it had a ball, he liked it.

Wimp was predeceased by three brothers, Clifford Carroll, Bernard Carroll and Billy Carroll.

He is survived by his wife, Nan Carroll, of the home; his son, Don Carroll and wife, Debbie, of Raleigh; his daughter, Patsy Harrison and husband, Charles, of Chapel Hill, N.C.; his brother, John L. Carroll and wife, Lucille, of Durham, N.C.; his sister, Annie Belle Bullock and husband, L.E., of Durham; three grandchildren, Heather Hill and husband, Jon, of Apex, N.C., Ashley Manuel and husband, Ronstadt, of Mebane, N.C., and Lindsay Carroll and her partner, Des Peterson, of Chapel Hill; and four great-grandchildren, Andrew Hill, Sidney Hill, Haleigh Manuel and Addison Manuel.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Carrboro United Methodist Church, 200 Hillsborough Road, Carrboro, NC 27510. Walker’s Funeral Home of Chapel Hill is assisting the Carroll family.

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