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Obituary for Carolyn Davis Chappell
Carolyn Ann Davis Skiles Chappell, 79, of Greenville, died Sunday, July 24, 2022, at her home.
Born, September 22, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Warren Davis, Jr. and Rosalee Stillman Davis Spruill. She was preceded in death by her stepfather, W. Hampton Spruill; husband, Ronald E. Chappell; granddaughter, Jessie Mayer and her beloved daughter, Gina Kim Skiles Mayer.
Carolyn grew up in the Roper and Pleasant Grove communities where she was active in the Roper Baptist Church. She married Benjamin (Frank) Skiles and together, they had three children. She became a member of Saints Delight Church of Christ, where she devoted many years of service in the Ladies Aid, being involved in the youth group activities and singing in the choir.
She graduated from Plymouth High School in 1960 and attended East Carolina College, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science. For many years she was a Social Worker in Washington County and served as acting director. Following this, she worked for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services as a Quality Control Analyst and JOBS Consultant.
Upon her retirement, she received The Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award in 1988 for years of service and dedication.
Carolyn was a member of Pactolus Baptist Church where she remained active as long as her health permitted.
She is survived by her daughter, Amy Jo Skiles Moricle and husband Eddie, of Plymouth, NC; her son, Benjamin Skiles, III and wife Molly, of Roxbury, CT and son-in-law, Mercer Mayer, also of Roxbury, CT.
Grandchildren include Caleb McNair and wife Kelly, Justine Rose McNair, Benjamin Mayer, Zeb Mayer, Matilda Skiles, Arden Mayer and wife Christine, Autumn Mayer, Evangeline Mayer and one great-grandchild, Charlotte Leah McNair.
Carolyn's children and grandchildren were her whole world. Her faith was her guiding force and strength that directed her all her life. She understood people and had deep compassion and love for them and was a good friend to all. Her outlook and strong determination led her to find the most positive in any situation she faced. Her smile and bright spirit will live on in each of us.
A memorial graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, 2022 at Hillside Memorial Gardens with Reverend Karen Pruette officiating. Family will receive friends following the service at the graveside and at other times at the home of Amy and Eddie Moricle in Plymouth.
Maitland Funeral Home in Plymouth is in charge of the arrangements.