Carolyn Martin Beaver, 82, of Cleveland, N.C., died Monday, June 29, 2020.

She was born in Iredell County on November 25, 1937, to the late Rev. Fred H. Martin and Doris Evelyn Watts Martin. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Giles “Pete” Upright; her second husband, Clifford W. Beaver; a daughter, Glenda Sue Upright; and two brothers.

Carolyn loved her church, attending the Ladies Group at church, music, shopping, manis and pedis, going to the beauty shop, Elvis, flower gardening, cooking and especially spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons, Tim Upright (Rachel) and Barry Upright (Veronica); four grandchildren, Chelsea Atwell, Hollie Morrison (Bobby), Travis Upright, and Jonathan Upright; four great-grandchildren, Akira Morrison, Zoe Atwell, Isabella Underwood, and David Upright; a sister, Brenda Duggan (Carroll); a niece, Nancy Martin; and a nephew, Donnie Upright.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, July 3, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Faith Church with Pastor Tim Lowery officiating. Burial will follow in the Knox Chapel Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Thursday evening, July 2, 2020, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Nicholson Funeral Home.

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Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.

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