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 18, 2020
    Patsy DeVane Van Ouwerkerk says:
    Aunt Carolyn was an amazing woman, always quick to smile and laugh. She never let obstacles or hardships get in her way and was brave to the very end. She loved her family and we all loved her right back. She will be missed and always remembered.

  • September 18, 2020
    Beth Geddie says:
    I worked with Carolyn at the hospital many years ago. She was a sweet, caring nurse and coworker. She also made the best biscuits! A staff favorite.

  • September 21, 2020
    Violet Cheshire Page says:
    Mrs Hardie was a wonderful nurse. In my teen yrs I was in hospital with asthma. She was the kindest nurse I have ever had. I have never forgotten her after all these years. My mother Marie Cheshire also worked with her at NHRMC for yrs and is saddened by her death. She was a special lady that everyone loved. God Bless her family. She will be missed.

  • September 22, 2020
    Brian and Amy Smith says:
    Rosie and Adrienne, We are sending all our love and prayers to you at this time.