Carole Elaine Gould Fairman, 81, of Statesville, N.C., passed away Monday, September 21, 2020, at Iredell Memorial Hospital. Carole was born May 2, 1939 in Jackson, Mich., and was the daughter of the late Walter and Thelma Caldwell Gould.

She was a graduate of Sparrow School of Nursing in Lansing, Mich., and was a registered nurse at two hospitals in her career, Foot Hospital (now Allegiance) in Jackson, Mich., and majority of her career at Ingham Medical Center (now McLaren Greater Lansing) in Lansing, Mich. She was married to the late John Zdanowitz, who passed away August 31, 2020. They were members of Western Avenue Baptist Church in Statesville.

She is survived by three sons, David Pickell of Michigan, Greg Pickell (Deborah) of Virginia, and Todd Pickell (Sarah) of Washington, D.C.; two grandchildren; and two sisters, Lorraine Rice (Jon) of Michigan and Virginia Hein of Michigan.

A fully virtual service will be held 11 a.m. on October 1, 2020, at Troutman Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Spry officiating.

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Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.

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