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Carla Otts Abbott
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“So very sorry for your loss. While working together, Carla and I talked about "hanging out." After I retired we shared dinners, theater and even...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Debra Davis - Wilmington, NC

“Franklin & Aliene,I am so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers! Amber, Larry & Andrew ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: Amber Plyler-Gray - lancaster, SC

“Carla, was a friend & co-worker of mine at the IRS Excise Tax Office Dallas for many years. It was a pleasure to have worked with her and I enjoyed...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Jerry Marsh - Dallas, TX

“Carla, a co-worker and friend. Always cheerful. She was an inspiration to our entire group. Carla made all the cakes for our group parties and...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Renee Roby - Dallas, TX

“When Carla started with the Service, she was one of my "trainees." That is a stressful period ... for everyone. Carla was always so jovial and she...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Jim Schieck - Plano, TX

“I knew Carla as a friend and co-worker while we were in the same Excise tax group. Carla brought sunshine wherever she went and always greeted you...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Evelyn Dyson Lee - Garland, TX

“My deapest regrets to Carla and her family.I knew Carla when I got the postion as her secretary in the excise group in dallas. She was a very...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Lisa williams - Dallas, TX

“I retired from the IRS a year ago, but prior to my retirement, I was Carla’s supervisor for a year and a half. Although my office was in San...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Rhonda Janes Bump - San Jose, CA

“When Carla was in Revenue Agent training in Dallas, she was also taking tap dancing lessons. She tried to teach me some steps but finally gave it up...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Carol Nunnelley - Benbrook, TX

“Carla was a friend and coworker when she was in Dallas. I will always remember her warm spirit and her joy in life. My thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Julie Whorton - Dallas, TX

“Carla was a gift to all of us in the IRS. We were blessed by her excitement and dedication. We all believe she cared for everyone she worked with...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: W. Ricky Stiff - Wahington, DC

“I worked with Carla in Dallas. I admired her always happy spirit and love for life and for her family. I am certain we all going to miss her. I am...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Maria Cajide - Dallas, NC

“Carla was a friend as well as a co- worker for many years. I will miss her sunny smile. Carla enjoyed talking about her grandbabies. Carla did not...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Rev. Betty B Smith - Wilmington, NC

“Carla always had a wonderful smile when she walked into the office and was full of conversation. She will be missed deeply. Best wishes to her family...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Kim Jenkins - Wilmington, NC

“Carla and I became good friends working together in the Service. We could always count on each other for a good laugh and conversation. All of you...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Debbie Warren - Bethlehem, PA

“To Carla's Wonderful Family, Carla was my friend thru Wrightsville Beach Church and especially the Lydia UMW Circle. It has been wonderful getting...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Judie Eakins - Wilmington, NC


Carla Otts Abbott passed away at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Monday, July 13, 2009. She was born October 5, 1944, in Wilmington, NC, daughter of the late Jennings and Ruth Collie Otts. She was predeceased by her much beloved husband of forty years, Dr. John Bryan Abbott, Jr. and her brother, John M. Otts. Mrs. Abbott is survived by her son, John Bryan Abbott, III (April), and her treasured grandchildren, Jordan Brooke, 4, and Alexander Preston, 2, of Frisco, TX; her sister, Gail O. Kermon (Robert M. III); sisters-in law, Linda Otts Raab, and Adrienne Jackson (Lee A.) all of Wilmington; nephews, Martin Otts, David Otts, Robert Kermon, IV (Maya), James Clifton Kermon (Caroline), Phillip Jackson (Pamela), George Jackson (Lisa); nieces, Anne Kermon and Maria Otts Garvin (Glen); and nine great-nieces and nephews. Carla spent her childhood in Wilmington and graduated from NHHS in 1962. She is a past Grand Worthy Advisor of the Order of the Rainbow for Girls for the State of North Carolina. She received her bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Dallas. Mrs. Otts was a Senior Program Analyst employed with the IRS for twenty-two years. While with the IRS, Carla formed many valuable professional and personal relationships around the country. She was an active member of Wrightsville United Methodist Church, a member of the Hanover Seaside Club, North Carolina Sorosis, Goldenrod Chapter OES, and a volunteer with the Thalian Association.A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 17, 2009, at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel. Interment will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel.Memorial gifts may be made to Wrightsville United Methodist Church, American Cancer Society , or Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

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