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Carolyn Stewart Oliver

November 18, 1929 — January 28, 2024

Warner Robins

Carolyn Stewart Oliver, a cherished mother, grandmother, and sister, peacefully passed away on the evening of Sunday, January 28, 2024, at the age of 94. 

Carolyn was born on November 18, 1929, in Macon, Georgia. She grew up during the depression in Barnesville, and came from a family of Railroaders, spanning five generations. Carolyn's upbringing instilled in her a sense of frugality that she carried throughout her life. The daughter of Clarence Edward and Irma Parkerson Stewart, Carolyn was deeply connected to her family, especially her siblings.

After graduating high school from Gordon Military, in Barnesville, Carolyn pursued further education in lab and x-ray school at Macon Hospital.  Her career path led her to work at Macon Hospital. Upon moving to Warner Robins, she became a valued civilian on Robins Air Force Base. Throughout her 30-year career on base, Carolyn contributed her skills to the civilian dispensary and later excelled as an x-ray inspector of various military aircrafts before her retirement.

Carolyn's zest for life was evident in her love for the outdoors, her green thumb, and her passion for yard work. She found joy in fishing, and staying active. Her independence and leadership qualities shone through in every aspect of her life. She was known for her generosity.  Carolyn organized everything and everyone around her if allowed.  She loved cleaning and cleansed everything thoroughly and meticulously, especially her home. Carolyn also loved to decorate; each Christmas, she transformed her daughter's house into a festive wonderland. She also cherished moments and much time spent with her grandchildren, even crafting costumes for them with her sewing skills.  She eagerly supported their every interest and endeavor.   Over the course of five decades, Carolyn also became a very active and integral member of the Pilots Club International serving in various capacities over the years. She worked tirelessly to support every project her group embraced.  Carolyn enjoyed traveling the world with friends and especially with the VIP (Very Important Presbyterian) Group. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Warner Robins.  

In addition to her professional accomplishments and community involvement, Carolyn's legacy lies in the love and compassion she showered upon her family and friends.  Later in life, she expressed this love through care and service of several friends and family members as they each reached the end of their lives.  Her memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to have known her.  

In addition to her husband, Billy Oliver, and parents, Carolyn was preceded in death by her brother, James E. Stewart; sister-in-law, Frances Walker Stewart; niece, Patti Nelson;  nephew, Stewart Nelson; great-nephew, Mark Fugate.

Her memory will forever be treasured by her daughter, Shawn Carpenter (Danny); grandchildren, Brian David Carpenter, Jacob Daniel Carpenter, and Kathryn Dianne Wilkerson (Brian); great-grandchildren, Carter, Abram, and Bo David; sister, Margaret Stewart Nelson; sister-in-law, Martha McMahon Stewart; nieces, Vicki McCarty (Butch) Kathie Bilow (Jesse), Lynne Tucker (Ricky), nephew, Jimmy Stewart (Caroline); close friend, Dorothy Carpenter; and extended Carpenter family.

Carolyn’s family is especially appreciative of the care she received from the loving caretakers at Grace Garden, Lifespring Church Home Community and Hands of Hope in-home assistants in Perry, Georgia, as well as, Heart of Georgia Hospice and Heartland Hospice.

A memorial gathering will be Thursday, February 15, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at McCullough Funeral Home.  A memorial service will immediately follow at 12:00 p.m. in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home. 

A private family interment for Carolyn will be held in Barnesville, Georgia.

Memorial contributions may be given in memory of Carolyn Stewart Oliver to the following Non-profit Organizations: Grace Garden at Lifespring Community, Heart of Georgia Hospice;  First Presbyterian Church of Warner Robins, Pilot Club International, Altamaha Riverkeeper, Church 8025 in Thornton, Colorado, or to the projects/organizations of your choice.  

For friends unable to attend at this time, the service will be streamed live via the McCullough Funeral Home Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mcculloughfuneralhome/live/.

Go to www.mcculloughfh.com to sign the Online Registry for the family.  McCullough Funeral Home and Crematory has the privilege of being entrusted with these arrangements.

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