Annie M. Carson
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Annie M. Carson
  • February 14, 1917 - May 17, 2015
  • North Carolina

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Annie Mae Milligan Carson, 98, of Morganton, died Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Grace Heights Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Mrs. Carson was born in Burke County, North Carolina on February 14, 1917 to the late Perry and Lennie Milligan. She was married to the late Downie W. Carson, who preceded her in death on November 22, 1980. She was a life-long member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Morganton, where she attended faithfully until her decline in health. Mrs. Carson loved children and dedicated many years as a foster grandparent. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and was especially fond of flowers. She touched the hearts of many and will be greatly missed by her friends and family.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Loy, Howard, Preston, and Harry Milligan; a sister, Ethel Sisk; a grandson, Steven Carson; and two half brothers, Frank and Melvin Milligan.
Survivors include four sons, Woodrow, Tom, Danny (Cathy), and Terry (Norma) Carson; four daughters, Dolores Davis (Wayne), Brenda Joy (Gary), Rosemary Dale (Joe), and Dorothy Shuping; fourteen grandchildren; twenty three great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.
A funeral will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Bethel United Methodist Church on Dysartsville Road in Morganton with the Rev. Pete McCombs officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., prior to the service at the Church. Burial will follow at the Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, 1721 Enon Rd., Valdese, NC 28690; or Bethel United Methodist Church, 5011 Dysartsville Rd., Morganton, North Carolina 28655. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.kirkseymorganton.com.