- Carolyn Alma (Elkins) Pomeroy Preble, 97, died on February 25, 2018, after a brief illness at a local hospital with her family by her side. She was born on Sept. 13, 1920, in Pittsfield, the daughter of Joseph Lee and Alma (Overlock) Elkins. Carolyn was married to Myron Pomeroy on June 10, 1937, in Pittsfield, until his death on Feb. 9, 1988. She met and married Wallace "Buddy" Preble on June 26, 1992, in Charleston, until his death on May 27, 2004.
Carolyn was a warm and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and she will be sadly missed by all of her family. She loved the Lord with all of her heart and was an inspiration to her family and friends. She was the matriarch of the Elkins family and carried the cane as the oldest member at the family reunions every year since its inception. Carolyn worked in area shoe shops for many years as a stitcher, and was a member of the Charleston Pentecostal Church. She was a lover of life and all that it entails, and made the best biscuits ever. She loved to laugh and taught her children the importance of enjoying life.
In addition to her husbands, Myron and Buddy, Carolyn was predeceased by four sisters, Evelyn, Eugenia, Imogene, and Ruth; six brothers, Fred, Erroll, Elmore, Floyd, Sherman, and Phillip; her oldest daughter, Mary Hopkins; and her oldest son, Roy Pomeroy.
She leaves behind four loving children, David Pomeroy and his wife, Mavis, Linda Joy, Carol D'Amboise, and Deanna Kneeland and her husband, Kevin; 22 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Family and friends may visit from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at The Charleston Church with Pastor Vinny Greene officiating. Spring burial will be in the family lot of the Corinthian Cemetery, Corinth. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.
Published on  February 27, 2018