Carolyn Jones Summerlin, 77, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015.
A 2:00 p.m. Service of Remembrance will be held in the chapel of First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, NC, on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. The family will receive friends prior to the service in the Blair-Hagan room beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Carolyn was born October 23, 1937 in Rowan County to the late James Arthur Jones and Elva Waller Jones. After graduation from New Hanover High School in Wilmington, NC, she attended Peace College in Raleigh. During the summer of 1956 while working as an intern at Carolina Power & Light (now Duke Energy) she met her future husband, William C. Summerlin, and they were married August 31, 1957.
Mrs. Summerlin had a happy and productive career for over fifty years as a piano teacher in Greensboro. She was a member of several music organizations and served as president of the North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs and the Euterpe Club and she held various offices at the national level of the National Federation of Music Clubs. Through the Federation, she was instrumental in awarding numerous scholarships to music students. She took great pleasure, not only in helping her students learn to enjoy music, but watching them become adults and return to visit, often with their own children.
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She was preceded in death by her father, mother, and step mother, Melba Sharp Jones. She is survived by her husband, William “Bill” Summerlin, sons, Alan Jones Summerlin (René) of Julian, NC, and William Scott Summerlin (Amy) of Greensboro. Also surviving are brothers, Jim Jones (Sandy) of Raleigh, Mike Jones of Raleigh, Bob Jones of Wrightsville Beach, NC and Bill Jones of Garner, NC.
Online condolences may be made at www.forbisanddick.com.
The family would like to thank the staff and caregivers at Clapp’s Nursing Center for the special care Carolyn received there. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Forbis and Dick North Elm Street Chapel is serving the Summerlin family.