Carolyn DeVane Hardie

July 24, 1933 - September 15, 2020
Carolyn DeVane Hardie


Mrs. Carolyn DeVane Hardie 87, of Wilmington passed away September 15, 2020.

Carolyn was born in Bladen County on July 24, 1933 the daughter of the late Thomas Jonathan DeVane and Estelle Louise Brown DeVane. She was also preceded in death by a son Joseph (Denny), brothers T.J; Wesley; Durwood; and Doug DeVane, sister, Vera Smith.

In 1969 Carolyn attended nursing school and went on to a wonderful 30 year career at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, retiring in 1997. In her spare time she could be seen bowling and when not on the lanes at the bowling alley she loved quilting, dogs and sitting at the dog park.

Surviving are sons, Wayne Dennis of Burgaw; Carroll Barnhill and wife Renee of Leland, daughters Debbie Berry of Hayes, VA; and Rosemary Midgette and husband Ricky of Wilmington, sister Josephine Kelly and husband John of Castle Hayne, nine grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Wilmington Funeral Chapel on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 2:00 PM.

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  • September 16, 2020
    PEGGY BATSON SINGLETON lit a candle:
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  • September 16, 2020
    Arlene Davis says:
    I was fortunate enough to have worked with Carolyn at NHRMC. She always took such care of her patients . I will always remember her kindness and patience. Condolences to her family.

  • September 17, 2020
    Kathy Russ Walsak lit a candle:
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  • September 17, 2020
    Sabra Duncan says:
    Ms. Carolyn was a wonderful neighbor. She always had such a beautiful smile and positive optimistic words to say, even in the trying times. She loved her family and enjoyed telling stories to me of their times while overseas, when the children were so young. To the family, you have a wonderful sweet mother, which I am sure you know that and will continue to feel her love for each of you every day. May God continue to bless you. Love to all, Sabra

  • September 17, 2020
    John Edwards says:
    Carolyn was a great woman and loved her family, I know YA'LL will miss her .