Carolyn Williams Holmes, of Vienna, Va., formerly of Floyd, Va., passed away quietly on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at her home. Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, Effie Harris Williams and Clarence Matthew (Jack) Williams of Floyd, Va.; a brother-in-law, James Martin Ammons of Shipman, Va.; and a nephew, Brandon Todd Williams of Floyd, Va. Carolyn is survived by her devoted husband of fifty-four years, Larie Holmes of Vienna, Va.; one sister, Phyllis W. Ammons of Shipman, Va.; one brother, Donald R. Williams and his wife, Brenda, of Floyd, Va.; one nephew, Gregory Williams and his wife, Julie and son, Eli Duffy-Williams, of Stow, Mass.; one niece, Jennifer Williams-Ray and her husband, Matt, of Maspeth, N.Y.; two special aunts, Euna H. Cassell of Roanoke, Va., and Virginia Yearout Williams of Culpeper, Va., and many special cousins and their families. Carolyn was born on June 21, 1941, in Chester, Pa., just prior to the beginning of World War II and moved with her mother back to the Floyd, Va. area when her father joined the Marine Corps, with which he saw combat on Okinawa. Carolyn graduated in 1959 from Floyd High School, where she was active in many clubs, publications, played on the girl's eagle basketball teams, and was salutatorian of her graduating class. She continued her education at Richmond Professional Institute (now part of Virginia Commonwealth University), graduating in 1963. Carolyn became an art teacher serving in several locations including Oxon Hill, Md., Mays Landing, N.J., Quantico, Va., and serving thirty-six years in the Alexandria, Va. school system before her retirement. Carolyn and her husband, Larie, loved to travel, which they did extensively, and they both loved botanical gardens and plants and gardens of their own. Carolyn was an extreme talent in the fields of art, photography, pottery, drawing, painting and reproduction. A viewing was held on Monday, May 6, 2019, at Money & King Funeral Home in Vienna, Va. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

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