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Ms. Carolyn Croy Stripling, 84

Ms. Carolyn Croy Stripling, age 84, of Adel, Georgia, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2023 at Langdale Hospice House in Valdosta, Georgia.  She was born on September 28, 1939 in Ray City, Georgia and her parents were the late William Ebb Croy and Tempie Matthews Croy.  Ms. Stripling was a retired nurse with Smith Hospital and also a retired seamstress with C and D Sportswear.  She was a member of Springhead Baptist Church.  Ms. Stripling loved the Christmas season and the true meaning of it.  She was a beautiful, loving, selfless and devoted mother and grandmother.

Ms. Stripling is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law: Brenda Rice, Sandy and Ed Marsh, Sheila and Randy Templeton, all of Adel; four grandchildren and their spouses: Adam and Brooke Rice of Adel, Tiffany and Kyle Hand of Adel, Lacy Bodiford and fiancé J.D. Jordan of Sylvester, Georgia, and Scotty Marsh of Adel; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Bobby Croy of Tifton, Georgia; and a sister, Linda C. Baldree of Sparks, Georgia.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers: Vernon, Dean and Arthur Croy; and two sisters: Helen Harris and Hazel Grimsley.

The funeral service for Ms. Stripling was held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, December 24, 2023 in the Chapel of Boone Funeral Home (1804 S. Hutchinson Ave., Adel, GA 31620) with Rev. Brian Gay officiating.  Interment followed at Beaver Dam Cemetery in Ray City.  Visitation took place at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service.  Adam Rice, Scotty Marsh, Kyle Hand, Tony Baldree, Jody Baldree and Dennis Grimsley served as pallbearers.  “Amazing Grace,” “When I Get Where I’m Going,” “Go Rest High on That Mountain” and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” were special selections played at the funeral service.  All who attended the funeral were encouraged to express the Christmas spirit by wearing Christmas colors of red and green.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.boonefunerals.com.  Boone Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with all services.

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