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 17, 2020
    Eunice Long says:
    Carroll, I am so sorry to learn of your loss. I'll be praying for your comfort and strength to get through this difficult time. Love,

  • September 17, 2020
    Harold DeVane says:
    No one has ever had more love and caring coming from one heart. A born nurse. I feel for all that have lost her. Carolyn was mighty in caring for my family. Love to all. Harold

  • September 17, 2020
    Debbie Berry says:
    My Mom was the strongest, bravest and kindest person known to me. With everything she did she gave her all. She raised her five children singlehandedly while pursuing a career in nursing and excelled when others would have just quit. I love you Mom and I will definitely miss your beautiful smile and laughter.

  • September 17, 2020
    Brad Bradberry says:
    Carolyn was a customer of ours for many years at Prolube- She was always cheerful and a delight to be around- She will be dearly missed

  • September 17, 2020
    Jan Arthur says:
    CAROL "BARNEY" was an awesome lady she was so kind to everyone..I worked with her at NHMH a while back she was always so sweet..A very good Nurse..So sorry she has gone but I'm sure she is happy with JESUS...