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Carolyn Sue Varner Ring

Carolyn Sue Varner Ring, 87, of Pfafftown, passed away Thursday September 27, 2018.  She was born July 16, 1931 in Badin, North Carolina to Clay Glenn and Helen Rayhill Varner.  An inspiration to everyone who knew her, Mrs. Ring was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother.  Not only did she love her family, she also loved people, animals and nature.  She was married in November, 1956.  She was a dedicated church member, working with children for many years.  Mrs. Ring was the first single female police officer for the Winston-Salem Police Department.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul C. Ring; one brother, Keith Varner; and one sister, Jane Varner.  She is survived by 2 daughters, Paula Shaw (Jeff) and Mary Beth Deal (Terry); one grandson, Troy Shaw; one granddaughter, Laura Zimmerman (Bryan); one great granddaughter, Saylor Coryn Zimmerman; and one step grandson Gatlin Zimmerman. A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Bethany Baptist Church, 600 Old Hollow Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27105 with Dr. Brad Stamey and Rev. Brian Alverson officiating.  A visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service.  Entombment will be held 11:00 AM Monday, October 1, 2018 at Forsyth Memorial Park. The family would like to express special thanks to the caregivers at Salem Terrace.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trellis Supportive Care,  101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC, 27103, or Community Home Care and Hospice, 1308 Davie Ave, Statesville, NC 28677.

4 Responses to “Carolyn Sue Varner Ring

  • Hilda Pate Messick
    3 months ago

    I remember Carolyn from visits at Winston-Salem Health Care. She was so friendly, and always inquired about my husband, Bob Messick. We are saddened by her passing, but believe that she is in a better place. We offer sincere condolences to her family.

  • Bobby Messick
    3 months ago

    I remember growing up in the same neighborhood with Carolyn and her wonderful family. We went to the same schools, shopped at the same stores, and experienced the same happenings in East Winston. Her brother, Keith, was a close friend of mine . I am so sorry for the loss of this gentle lady.

  • Nana Fox
    3 months ago

    RIP Carolyn!

  • Pamela Jane Varner
    3 months ago

    My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to my sister Carolyn’s daughters, grandchildren, and great granddaughter. She was always a strong and loving presence in my life as long as I can remember. If it had not been for my sister I would never had gotten to all the vacations that she would always include me in and I am thankful for that. She was the person that gave me my name when I was born. I remember on Sundays when I was growing up eagerly waiting (on the front porch or steps) for Sissy and family to come visit (she was *Sissy* and my brother was *Sonny*). She had a loving and kind heart which always shown through.

    My daughter Angelina called her *Mimi* just like her grandchildren did. She was so devoted to my little girl and vice versa. Her shining light will be missed among those that loved her best — her family. Truly words cannot express the depth of their loss of that I am sure.

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