A.O. Dowda Carroll

A.O. Dowda Carroll, 89, Clinton, went home to be with her Lord Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. She was born May 19, 1931, in Knoxville and had been a lifelong resident of Anderson County. She was a faithful member of Cedar Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Marlow and was a former member of Farmers Grove Baptist Church in Clinton for more than 60 years. A.O. enjoyed working with her flowers and was an avid gardener. She found great joy in sharing her homemade jellies and canned items with those who were dear to her. She also loved going to the beach with her adopted family, taking walks on the beach to search for and gather sea shells, as long as her health permitted. Preceded in death by: Loving husband of 58 years, Henry Carroll; parents, Wilton and Mary Valentine Dowda; brother, Kennis Dowda; three sisters, Oma Cox and husband Clyde, Rose Fox, and Charity Dowda. Survivors: Adopted family, the Rev. Joe and Sue Copeland of Clinton; adopted grandchildren, Carla and the Rev. Tim Ambrose of Clinton, Regina and the Rev. Brian Thomas of Clinton, Cindy and the Rev. Todd Wright of Clinton, T.J. Copeland of LaFollette; adopted great-grandchildren, Shawn and Rachel Ambrose, Daniel Ambrose, Logan and Ella Grace Thomas, Bo, Lexi and Ty Wright, Breanna, Brooklyn and Izaya Copeland; sister-in-law, Bonnie Wills of Heiskell; several nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends. The family will receive friends from noon -1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at Farmers Grove Baptist Church in Clinton with funeral service following at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Robbie Owens and the Rev. Myron Ford officiating, Graveside service will follow in Farmers Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Online register book can be signed at Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of all the arrangements.